Letter from Lord Carbery, 1826 re Destitution and Emigration in West Cork and Eddy Letters, Tradesmen going to the USA and Labourers to New Brunswick

Lord Carbery on Grand Jury 1830:

https://durrushistory.com/2016/12/17/1832-lord-john-carbery-evans-freke-6th-baron-carbery-1765-1845-1821-castle-freke-rosscarbery-pamphlet-urging-reform-of-cork-grand-jury-places-mentioned-parishes-of-kilmeen-kilmacabea-ross/From: “Sharon Haggerty” <smhaggerty@shaw.ca>
Subject: [CAN-CHALEUR-BAY-IRISH] Fw: Further Eedy Letters from James Huston,Bandon, to his uncle Robert Eedy, Nova Scotia,1826-35 dealing with family matters and local decline in trade,Catholic Emancipation, Liberal and Brunswick Clubs. Als
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:22:09 -0700

WordPress.comThis may be of interest to some of you--it says Nova Scotia,
but it's the Chaleur Bay area where these folks lived. I've corresponded
with some of you about the Eedy letters before, but the Morgan Will is new
to me.

Sharon
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sharonmh

From: West Cork History
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:59 AM

Further Eedy (Kilgariff, Clonakilty, Co. Cork) Letters from James Huston,
Bandon, to his uncle Robert Eedy, Nova Scotia, 1826-35 dealing with family
matters and local decline in trade, Catholic Emancipation, Liberal and
Brunswick Clubs. Also list of names & places mentioned in the letters and
the Will of James Morgan, Newcestown, (Bandon), Clothier, 1814. Copies of
account Robert Eady Bathhurst 1838 and Sermon by Mr. Dood. Oxford, 1836.

by durrushistory

Further Eedy (Kilgariff, Clonakilty,Co. Cork) Letters from James Huston,
Bandon, to his uncle Robert Eedy, Nova Scotia, 1826-35 dealing with family
matters and
local decline in trade, Catholic Emancipation, Liberal and Brunswick Clubs.
Also list of names & places mentioned in the letters and the Will of James
Morgan, Newcestown, (Bandon), Clothier, 1814. Copies of account Robert Eady
Bathhurst 1838 and Sermon by Mr. Dood. Oxford, 1836.

https://durrushistory.com/2015/02/12/an-account-of-the-kilgariff-clonakilty-west-cork-eedy-family-to-clifton-and-bathurst-new-brunswick-canada-some-of-the-names-mentioned-knowles-bateman-beamish-french-morris-stanley-woulfe-c/

Eedy Letters U009

Copies of
– 7 letters from James Huston, Bandon, to his uncle Robert Eedy, Nova
Scotia, 1826-35 dealing with family matters and local decline in trade,
Catholic Emancipation, Liberal and Brunswick Clubs.

– list of names & places mentioned in the letters and the Will of James
Morgan, Newcestown, Clothier, 1814.

– copies of account Robert Eady Bathhurst 1838 and

-sermon by Mr. Dood. Oxford, 1836.

1814-1838 12 items – Courtesy Cork Archive

Copy and paste this URL into your browser to read these documents:

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Carbery Magistrates:

Lord John Carbery (Evans-Freke) 6th Baron Carbery-1845), 1821, 1821 writing to Chief Secretary re disaffection, Castlefreke, Clonakilty, sitting Rosscarbery, 1835.  Reputed to have bell rung in London church on hearing of death of Father John Power, Parish priest Kilmacabea.  Subscriber 1821 Dr Thomas Wood’s ‘Primitive Inhabitants of Ireland. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. – 1823 Blamed notorious tithe extractor Rev. Morritt for fatal affray at Castlehaven, welcomed Petty Session Courts and urged abolition of Manor Courts.  Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.  listed 1843.  Lord of Manor appointing Seneschals.  Member Commission on Magistrates 1838.  Member provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845.   HIs life size statue in Rosscarbery Cathedral has an inscription how he founded schools in various parts of his estates, clothed the surrounding hills with trees and improved agriculture and the amelioration of his countrymen’.  Carberys intermarried with O’Driscoll family.

Lord John Carbery, Pre 1838

James Sarsfield Carbery, 1866, Knockane, Castlemartyr, Resident, £71

John Evans-Freke, 6th Baron Carbery, Pre 1821, Castlefreke, Rosscarbery

John Lord Baron Carbery, Pre 1831

Rev. Thomas Waller Evans, 1769, Dunmanway

William Evans, 1775, Castle Freke, below

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZvT84JCKTIhMqqZjJsF_AUJLH8S820ksObykwOty3wg/edit

Bandon:

https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Bandon,+Co.+Cork/@51.7461234,-8.7318174,10z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4844f4296d3db1af:0xa00c7a99731fbb0

New Brunswick:

https://www.google.ie/maps/place/New+Brunswick,+Canada/@46.3365449,-66.4120166,6z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4ca3fdd032350ecd:0xe66dc95a026805cc

https://durrushistory.com/2015/02/12/an-account-of-the-kilgariff-clonakilty-west-cork-eedy-family-to-clifton-and-bathurst-new-brunswick-canada-some-of-the-names-mentioned-knowles-bateman-beamish-french-morris-stanley-woulfe-c/

The National Library in the Bathurst collection, 1923 Historical Manuscripts has a letter from Lord Carbery. He comments on widespread poverty and emigration. The tradesmen going to the United States and the labourers going the New Brunswick. Some time after the Eddys from Bandon were corresponding to and from New Brunswick and comment on the widespread poverty and near starvation of poor Protestants in the Bandon following the collapse of the woolen trade. These are held in the Cork Archives and the reference is given below:

http://www.corkarchives.ie/media/U9web.pdf

11 thoughts on “Letter from Lord Carbery, 1826 re Destitution and Emigration in West Cork and Eddy Letters, Tradesmen going to the USA and Labourers to New Brunswick”

  1. David Eady said:

    I found US emigration and census records that show that Robert Eedys sister Lydia and her husband Wills Anstice and some of their children actually made their way to Philadelphia USA.

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  2. Catherine Eddy said:

    I am excited to learn that you have found the Anstice family in Philadelphia. I always wondered what had become of them. Could you supply more details?! The original letters are in the possession of my family.

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  3. This is fascinating. Some Eedy and Jermyn families emigrated to Canada around the same time and settled just outside of what is now Toronto. They intermarried and moved to farm land just outside of London, Canada. They are probably also related. Wonderful letters.

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    • Janet Jermyn Chandler said:

      My grandfather, Thomas Jermyn, was from Ballydehob. He came to the USA abt 1897 (family says) and finally settled in Rochester, NY. I do know that some cousins also went to Canada and Australia. I traveled to Ballydehob in 2014. Tried to search for clues on where my family may have originated…England or France is what I have come up with but would love to know for sure. If anyone has any information, please write me.
      Thanks,
      Janet Jermyn Chandler
      JLJermyn@aol.com

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  4. Shirley Scott said:

    I am a direct descendent of William Eedy. Our family still own the land in New Brunswick that he settled on in the parish of New Bandon, Gloucester County. These letters are very moving.

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