1743.  Command from Custom House, Dublin re Hearth Tax Collection.


1743.  Command from Custom House, Dublin re Hearth Tax Collection.

From Diary of Mayot Pembrock, Cork.

http://www.corkpastandpresent.ie/history/Mayoral%20Book%20of%20Thomas%20Pembrock/files/assets/basic-html/page-445.html

As the vast bulk of heart tax records (which listed most households in the 18th century) were blown up in 1922 it is unusual to come across records.

 

https://durrushistory.com/2011/10/11/pettys-census-1659-for-hearth-tax-durrus/

https://durrushistory.com/2017/03/22/loss-of-window-tax-returns-and-irish-tax-revenue-1818-8-applications-to-reopen-closed-hearts-on-advice-of-physicians-for-those-with-fever/

 

https://durrushistory.com/2017/07/26/1737-fragment-heart-tax-roll/

 

https://durrushistory.com/2011/10/11/pettys-census-1659-for-hearth-tax-durrus/

 

 

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page0437, 1732 Heart Tax Order

 

 

Died 12th April 1668. George Waters or Walters, Whiddy Island, Bantry, Transporter of West Cork Deportees for Cromwell and an agent for the transport of soldiers to the King of Spain.


Died 12th April 1668. George Waters or Walters, Whiddy Island, Bantry, Transporter of West Cork Deportees for Cromwell and an agent for the transport of soldiers to the King of Spain.

In his will he was possessed of 70 plough lands in Bantry and Bere and an agent for the transport of soldiers to the King of Spain.

Account of the Will, land claims and debts of George Walters, Whiddy Island, in the Beara Peninsula. Includes a copy of his Will made in 1668 at Backland, Devon. Geoffrey Shelswell-White, of Bantry House, put the information together from various sources including additions from Hutchins (or possibly Hutchinsons earlier owners of what is now Bantry House) Note Book

 

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Burials at Durrus East (Moulivard) Graveyard, West Cork.


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Burials at Durrus East (Moulivard) Graveyard, West Cork.

This graveyard is probably one of the most ancient in West Cork and still used on the odd occasion.  The ruined church may date from the 15th century and the walls are still in good condition with the exception of one which was buttressed by a Fás scheme i the 1980s.

In Durrus nowadays Catholics are buried in the graveyard attaching to the Church build in 1900s and members of the Church of Ireland and Methodists in St.James which dates from 1793.  That churchyard became so congested in the 1850s that lord bandon gave additional land for an extension.  The ground being rocks had to be lowered by quarrymen and soil obtained from the buffs near the pier about 500 metres away.   There are a number of Church of Ireland families buried in Moulivard, The Shannon family from Moulamill (Glanlough, lower…

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Samuel Vickery (1832-1912) Reminiscences to his Daughter Martha Ellen, Evansville, Indiana, USA, Childhood in Rooska, Parish of Durrus and Reendonegan, Bantry, West Cork, Family Fishery, Girls Hired to Spin Twine for Nets, Catching Sparrows in Thatch of House, Hens Fed Sour Milk and Potatoes, Punished at School at Four Mile Water (Clashadoo, Durrus) For Dipping Spider in Black Ink , Emigration 1850 to New Orleans Upriver to Indiana

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Samuel Vickery (1832-1912) Reminiscences to his Daughter Martha Ellen, Evansville, Indiana, USA, Childhood in Rooska, Parish…

1st Report From His Majesty’s Commission For Inquiring Into the Condition of The Poorer Classes in Ireland, From 1835, Begging, Impotence Through Old Age, Sick Poor, Able Bodies Out of work, Vagrancy, Evidence taken at Ballydehob, West Cork, from Rev. James Barry, Parish priest, Rev. John Barry, Curate, Rev. John Triphook, Protestant Minister, John Brooks, Farmer, £1 rent, Alexander English Churchwarden, James Levis, farmer, Rent £33, Cornelius Mahony, Labourer, Patrick Mahony, Farmer, £10, James Mahony, JOhn Murphy, Daniel Sullivan all labourers and Quarrymen, Thomas Swanton, James Swanton, Merchant, Sweetnam, Dispensary Surgeon, Richard Salter Farmer, Farmer Rent £14. Begging starts St. Patrick’s Day, Destitution of Bandon Weavers, Maimed Children, Absentee Landlords Take £6,000 a Year From Parish Subscribe £3 to Dispensary, Sick lie on Knotted Ferns.


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1st Report From His Majesty’s Commission For Inquiring Into the Condition of The Poorer Classes in Ireland

From 1835, Begging, Impotence Through Old Age, Sick Poor, Able Bodies Out of work, Vagrancy, Evidence taken at Ballydehob, West Cork, from Rev. James Barry, Parish Priest, Rev. John Barry, Curate, Rev. John Triphook, Protestant Minister, John Brooks, Farmer, £1 rent, Alexander English Churchwarden, James Levis, farmer, Rent £33, Cornelius Mahony, Labourer, Patrick Mahony, Farmer, £10, James Mahony, John Murphy, Daniel Sullivan all labourers and Quarrymen, Thomas Swanton, James Swanton, Merchant, Sweetnam, Dispensary Surgeon, Richard Salter Farmer, Farmer Rent £14. Begging starts St. Patrick’s Day, Destitution of Bandon Weavers, Maimed Children, Absentee Landlords Take £6,000 a Year From Parish Subscribe £3 to Dispensary, Sick lie on Knotted Ferns.

Begging:
Questionaire:

http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/10931/page/246819
Pages 682-686.
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/10931/page/246690

Impotence Through Old Age p 266-267:

http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/10931/page/246275

Sick Poor p 339-340:

http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/10931/page/246347

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1743, Genealogy of Rev. John Sullivan, Prebentry Ross, (Howes, Careys, Gardes, Coopers) of Sunville, Bandon?, 1875 Papers on Application of Rev. Leonard Leader Sullivan otherwise Leonard Leader, Honorary Chaplin of Volunteer Fortress in India, of Taking the Name Leader Instead of Sullivan.


1743, Genealogy of Rev. John Sullivan of Sunville, Bandon?, 1875 Papers on Application of Rev. Leonard Leonard Leader Sullivan otherwise Leonard Leader, Honorary Chaplin of Volunteer Fortress in India, of Taking the Name Leader Instead of Sullivan.

 

This application was not uncommon the background inheriting property on the maternal line subject to a genealogical condition.  A similar situation arose with McCarthy/Welply and further North Westmeath/Cavan in the Ancient Princes of The Kingdom of Breffni O’Reilly/Nugent.

 

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1744 Denis O’Cullane (variation of Collins) aged 24, Drimoleague, Pedigree to Ancient Family Properties in East Carbery.


Photos of Notarised Documents:

 

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1744 Denis O’Cullane aged 24 Drimoleague claim to ancient properties in East Carbery, mother, Mary Dawly (Daly) from the Ulster Office reference National Library Manuscript LibraryGenealoica Manuscript No. 139.  Timothy O’Cullane noblese  depositions testifying  his descent.   It may have been done for the purpose of enrolling him later in a European Genealogy Office or to keep up an ancient claim to estates.  There was considerable expense in getting the deponents to Cork to sign in the present of a Notary Public, that would enable to document to be recognised internationally.

Interestingly the Yeomen referred to are generally substantial tenant farmers, Catholic and Protestant.  The Catholic Yeomen are often descended of the old Gaelic Gentry, they tend to marry within the group often travelling widely as the Tobins of Kilcrohane marrying the Fitzgeralds of Baltimore ancestors of JFK.

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To whom it may concern

We theunder named do hereby certify that Timothy O’Cullane now of Gurrane in  the parish of Dromaleauge (Drimoleague) Barony of West Carbery County of Cork and Kingdom of Ireland is by the common fame and estimation of the country undisputedly the true and only heir in a line of Descent of that branch of the family of O’Cullane formerly known and distinguished by the name of Kealiceligh he the Timothy being by the unquestionable authority of ancient people whose testimony we verily believe the lawful and only son of Denis who was the son and Heir of Daniel was the son and The Heir of Denis MacDermod O’Cullane otherwise called Kealkuciligh who we are credibly informed and verily believe from the publick report and acknowledgement of the neighborhood was the the ancient proprietor to and in possession of Ballyncoursey and many other lands in East Carbery and Elsewhere.

Signed  at the bottom by Rickard O’Donovan (after his name looks like ’P’),  John …(Jones?) feeble signature indistinct,  aged 88 years, Richard Townsend and Matt O’Hea

Next page an affidavit made before Jonas Stawell Esquire,  one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the County of Cork in the Kingdom of Ireland by Dennis Carty of Ballynascarty in said county Yeoman Samuel Forde of Croghane in said County Yeoman and Laurence Lyne (Pre 1810 John Crowley, Ballyourane, Caheragh married Norry Lyne probably from Barryroe, possibly the same line.  She may also link to O’Mahonys of Carrigmanus)

of Cloghnakilty of said County Yeoman

Sworn at 2nd May 1744 at Kilbrittain before me Jonas Stawell.   

D McCarthy

Samuel Ford

Law(rence) Lyne

I know the above deponents and take them to be honourable men, and men of veracity and therefore I believe that they have deposed above, given under my hand the day above

Jonas Stawell

I knew Denis O’Cullane late of Knockskeagh being a Tennant of my Father’s and I take up on me to certify ye he was reputed to be a Proprietor of ye Estate belonging to the ancient family of yr O’Cullanes commonly distinguished and known by you title of Kealiecligh.  I do likewise very well know Denis McCarthy and Samuel Ford two of ye Deponents of ye  above affidavit and I do certify they are men of of such veracity that I should acquiesce in their testimony of any thing that might be credible as I am persuaded which has been sworn in this stead is dated at Corke ye 9th day of May 1744

William Honner

On the Eleventh  day of May 1744 personally appeared  Denis McCarthy of Ballynascarty  in the County of Cork farmer aged about  55 years and Samuel Forde of Croghane (Crohane,The ancestral townland of Henry Ford, Detroit is  at Crohane, Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork.) in the Said County farmer aged about 52 years, who,  on each of whom voluntarily disposed on the Holy Evangelist of God, that they very well know take to Teige O’Cullane now of Gurrane in the parish of Dromaleague, Barony of West Carbery, County of Corke and Kingdom of Ireland aged about 24 years and that the said Teig is the eldest son and  heir of Denis O’Cullane late of Cruiskagh in the Parish of Killmeen Barony of said County aforesaid Gentleman deceased by Mary Dawly (Daly) otherwise O’Cullane his wife, and these appearers say it is the common report and they verily believe it to be true that the said Denis was the eldest son and heir of Daniel O’Cullane formerly of Ballimoney (Ballymoney) in the Barony of East Carbery and County aforesaid Gent., adn these appearers say that the last mentioned Denis O’Cullane was reputed to be the Eldest Son and heir , and that these appearers do verily believe the said last mentioned Denis to be the eldest son heir of Daniel McDermod O’Cullane deceased who as they believe was the ancient Proprietor of the Lands of Ballycoursey  aforementioned  held and enjoyed the said lands at Ballycoursey after the death of his father the said Daniel McDermod O’Cullane, and these appears further to say that for the reasons hereinbefore set forth, the said Teig O’Cullane in this attestation first mentioned is to the best of these appearances apprehension and judgement, and is allowed to be a lineal Descendant the true Lawful and only Surviving heir of the said Daniel McDermod O’Cullane otherwise Cealieclagh

Dennis McCarthy

Samuel Ford

Which I Attest Being Thereunto Certified

Anthony Lane,

Notary Publick

Kilmeen Townland, Parish Rossmore, Barony East Carbery, West Division:

The Ó Coileáin sept were lords of Uí Conail Gabra, that is the baronies of Connello in Co Limerick. Pressure from the Geraldines at the in the 13th century caused them to move to West Cork, near their kin, the O’ Donovans. The picture becomes complicated because the Ó Cuileáin sept of the Corca Laoidhe, according to MacLysaght (‘Irish Families’ series, 1980, 1982) already inhabited this area!

The picture becomes more complex still: according to Woulfe, a number of Ó Coileáin had earlier moved to West Cork in 1178.

In the 1659 ‘Census’ of William Petty, we find the following among the ‘Principal Irish Names’ of that document:

Co Limerick:

Small County, Cullane 10; Connologh barony, O Cullane & O Collane 35, O Colleane 6.

Co Cork:

Ibawne and Barrymore barony, O Cullane 12; Killbrittaine, Cullane & O Cullane 24; Barrymore, O Cullane 28.

Ballinacarriga Castle, 1585

This is a four storey, six level tower house with an east-facing doorway. On this face of the castle, a sheela-na-gig is positioned high above and to the right of the door between and to the right of the top two right-hand windows (there are three windows above each on this side). Inside at the 2nd storey level, carving in the window embrasure is of a female figure accompanied by five roses, thought to be of Catherine O’ Cullane, wife of Randall Hurley, and her five children. Also at this level are intricate and geometric designs. At the fourth storey level, carvings include The Instruments of the Passion of Christ, figures thought to be St John, St. Mary and St. Paul and the initials RM CC and the date 1585. These are thought to be the initials of Randal Muirhily (Hurley) and Catherine O’Cullane.

From a Census of Ireland 1659 with supplementary material from the Poll Money ordinances 1660-1661, Bandon

 

O Cullane (13)

Seán Ó Coileáin/John Collins, the Silver Tongue of Carbery, poet and schoolmaster was probably of the extended family.

Séan Ó Coileáin (1754-1817), Carbery Poet, ‘The Silver tongue of Munster’, born into an Ireland of Broken Abbeys, Roofless Churches, Battered castles, Burnt Houses, Deserted Villages united in common Poverty.

https://durrushistory.com/2014/02/09/sean-o-coileain-1754-1817-carbery-poet-the-silver-tongue-of-munster-born-into-an-ireland-of-broken-abbeys-roofless-churches-battered-castles-burnt-houses-deserted-villages-united-in-comm/

 

 

Honner

 

Type of deed Date of current deed 25 Jun 1724 Vol Page Memorial
Lease + Release Date of earlier deed 39 547 26937
No Role(s) in earlier deed(s) Role in current deed(s) Family name Forename Place Occ or title A
A P1 P1 HONNER Col John of Crohane, Co Cork
B P1 HONNER John (jun) of Gurranard, Co Cork son + heir of A
C P2 MOORE Col Emanuel of Maryburrow, Co Cork
D P3 MOORE Emanuel (Sir) of Dunmore, Co Cork bart
E P3 HUNGERFORD Richard of
F P2 HONNER William of second son of A
G mentioned HONNER Martha (ow MOORE) of daughter of C
H W CARTHY Charles (jun) of Clagagh, Inchadinmy Island, Co Cork farmer
I W HUNGERFORD Thomas of Cahermore, Co Cork
Abstract By deed dated 26 Apr 1721 between said A, and F memorial 20491 and in consideration of a marriage that had already taken place between B + G and a marriage portion of £200, land being conveyed to trustees. Sworn 9 Jul 1724
MS MS Date registered 14 Sep 1724 Date abstract added 20131227

 

 

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Estates Maps of The O’Donovan (later Powell), 1727-1835, Bawnlahan, Parish of Myross, and Drinagh, all in Baronies of Carbery, West Cork, with some Tenant Listing and Features, Sand Quays, ‘Danish Fort’, Old Road to Ferry and Blind Harbour.


Estates Maps of The O’Donovan (later Powell), 1727, Bawnlahan, Parish of Myross, and Drinagh, all in Baronies of Carbery, West Cork, with some Tenant Listing and Features, Sand Quays, ‘Danish Fort’, Old Road to Ferry and Blind Harbour.

Maps:

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Part of O’Donovan Estate Parish of Myross, Co. Cork.

 

Survey 15th March 1727.  Traced at Castletownsend 30th September 1810, JP.

This is a map of the two ploughlands of Bawnlahan showing 4 sub denominations.  

Coolagon  102 acres

Banlahan (Bawnlahan) 116 acres

Coolblan 88 acres

Cuppogh (Cappagh)  114 acres

 

Total 420 acres

 

Mentioned Castle Ive.

 

Adjoining townlnds, Adagh, Brade,  Cooldoragh, Ffornight, Lisstarkane,

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  1.  Daniel O’Donovan, ‘The O’Donovan’, Bawnlahan, Skibbereen, West Cork, Renounced Popery, under Penal Laws, 8 Years after his First Marriage to Miss Kearney of Garretstown House, he later married Jane Becher aged 16, from Rolls Office Records Destroyed 1922 and other O’Donovan Renunciations.

 

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A Survey of the Ploughland of Killglinny in the Parish of Kilmacabea for Daniel O’Donovan, Esquire, by me Sa Gosnell, 20th August 1762.

 

Townlands abutting Ballyroe, Corrunn, Knuckskeagh, Garluneendohige

 

South Part, 468 acres

Disputed, 31 acres

South part, 225 acres

Whole Contains 725 acres

 

 

 

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  1. Magazine of Magazines [Limerick] April 1763  “At Corke, Daniel O’Donovan (The O’Donovan) of Banlahan (Myross, Skibbereen) to Miss Jane Beecher”

 

He renamed the estate house ‘Castle Jane’.

 

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Taken from map 1st August 1765, Courelickey, Drenagh (Drinagh)

 

Disputed lands at Curelickey 201 acres (Plan 1) equal to 335 English acres.  Shown townland of Toughbawn, church Drinagh.

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A Survey of the Lands of Killyling in the Barony of East Carbery and County of Cork part of the estate of Daniel O’Donovan, Esquire,Containing Seven Hundred and Five Acres One Rood and Twenty Perches English Statute Acres 705 acres one rood 20 perches, Survey saem June 19th 1769. By me John Mollowny.

 

Protracted by a scale of 40 perches to an inch.

References to the within map

That part No.1 held by Dermod Donoghue, Contains, 160 acres

That part No.2 held by Daniel Hea, Contains, 86 acres

That part No.3 held by Batt Kean, Contains, 140 acres

That part No.4 the north west division of the mountains, Contains, 143 acres

The part No 5,the south west division on the west side of road, 166 acres

Total amount 705 acres

 

Townlands mentioned, Ballyaroe, Gorteenadooge Knocklagh,

 

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  1.  At Bawnlahan, (Bán Leathan/Broad Lea),  Skibbereen, West Cork, House of ‘The O’Donovan’, Lieutenant General Richard O’Donovan (1768-1829), Potatoes, Using Grufán 4th February, Planting Earlies ‘American’ 19th February, Main Crop after St. Patrick’s Day, Kidney Potatoes, Brown Fancy, Beldrums, White Eyed Potatoes, 1823′ Apple Potatoes’.  Using Sea Sand as Fertilizer.

 

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  1.  From Diary of  Richard O’Donovan, of Bawnlahan, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland, said the Whiteboys had been caught in a pitched battle with police and troops on January 25th nine had been found guilty of Insurrection Act and hanged.  This was prompted by an Excise raid on a Poteen Making Operation which developed into a running battle with the Whiteboys.   Some Local Customs Personnel.

 

 

  1.  Lt Col Richard O’Donovan of Bawnlahan, Skibbereen, West Cork, son of Daniel O’Donovan, The O’Donovan of Clancahill’ and Jane Beecher, 1768; Major in 6th Dragoons 19 December 1799; Lieutenant-Colonel 2 May 1800; brevet Colonel 25 July 1810; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1813; Lieutenant-General 27 May 1825; Recognised at ‘The O’Donovan’, died Ireland November 1829.   Death of The O’Donovan, General O’Donovan in his 61st Year, Bawnlahan, Skibbereen, West Cork. and Passing of Chieftainship of Clann Cathal to Montpelier (Douglas, Cork) Branch.   He married a Miss Powell from Wales and on his death the estates passed out of the family ending up ultimately with her nephew.

 

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1831

 

Map of part of the Lands of Coolagon being a Sub Denomination of the Lands at Bawnlahan now held by  William Clarke from Madame O’Donovan, situate in the Parish of Myross, Barony of East Division of West Carbery, and County of Cork,March 31st 1831 by Daniel Donovan.

 

Now in Mr. Clarke’s possession, 32 acres

North Plot of Mr.French’s Holding, 2 roods

South Plot of Mr. French’s Holding, 4 acres

Total Statute Measure, 37 acres

 

Survey 27th June 1832 of Part of the Estate of Curriglas, Sub Denomination of Curraghalicky, Parish of Drinagh, Co. Cork.  Estate of Edward Powell, Senior, Esquire,  in contemplation of Leases to be granted by him.  Survey by Robert T. Wolfe.  Laid down by a scale 40 perches to an inch.

Townlands mentioned Coomatholin, Pike, Curraghalicky

 

Reference

Denis Connolly, now Edward Ellis,  46 acres

John  Connolly, Bawn, now Edward Ellis,     38 acres

John  Connolly, America, now John Nyhan,  46 acres

Timothy Healy,  137 acres  

Daniel McCarthy, 57 acres  

Cornelius Burke(e), now John Ellis ,  46 acres  

Jeremiah  Connolly, Mick, now Daniel Mccarthy,  35  acres  

Jeremiah  Connolly, Bawn,  45 acres  

Jeremiah Connolly, Denis,   44 acres

Peter  Connolly,  9 acres  

Total Statute Acres 485

 

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Estate at Coomathalis, Parish of Drinagh, Barony of East Carbery of Major Edward Powell, surveyed 1835 Robert T. Wolfe.

 

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Estate at Coomathalis, Parish of Drinagh, Barony of East Carbery of Major Edward Powell, surveyed 1835 Robert T. Wolfe.

 

Names on map, James Hurley, Ellis, Attridge?, Robert…,.

 

William Wolfe’s farm 150 acres

Robert J. Wolfe’s farm 114 acres

Thomas Northridge  133 acres

North part …   lot  130 acres

 

Bog reserved  5 acres

..Hurley?  72 acres

 

Total 611 acres

 

Surrounding townlands, Keelnacolly, Corrigfada, Corrigagrinane, Kippagh, Pike, Colrigla, Knuckmora,

 

 

1835 Map of part of Estate of Bawnlahan.  Property of Major Powell.  Surveyed by O’D(onovan) Blackstaff.  Scale 20 perches in an inch.

 

Features mentioned Pound (used of holding cattle and livestock distrained for arrears of cess, rent, tithes).  Old road to Castletownsend, ferry, blind harbour.  Lackeehreagh wood.  Ruins of old Chapel.   Cappagh Sand Quay.  Farenaught  Sand Quay.  Labourers Houses.   Paddocks of Bawnlahan.

 

Beakeenmaca Bridge. Danish Fort. Gurteenagreanny Wood.

 

Names mentioned William Woulfe, Robert …., James Casey’s fields. John Casey.  William Wolfe

 

Reference

 

Jerry Stoucagh Farm, excluding William White’s lot 46 acres

William White’s exclusive of  Casey’s fields 20 acres

James Casey 7 acres

Cornelius Casey including Bawn and house 80

John Casey 8 acres

Peter Hegarthy (Hegarty) 10 acres

Michael Reagh 12 acres

Charles Reagh 6 acres

Jerry Donovan 9 acres

Jerry Donovan 54 acres

John Rogers 8 acres

Timothy Rogers 8 acres

Samuel Rogers 8 acres

Timothy Rogers 8 acres

Jerry Stoucagh Paddock 36 acres

 

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Poverty of the 1870s, Brahalish, Durrus, West Cork, An Old Man Eyeing Up a Rat for Dinner.


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Poverty of the 1870s, Brahalish, Durrus, West Cork, An Old Man Eyeing Up a Rat for Dinner.

From Jack Dukelow, 1866-1953, Brahalishand Others Charlie Dennis Poet, Batt the Fiddler and others stories

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When Jack Dukelow, from Rossmore, he was a boy in the 1870s at the Rock of the Road a local landmark, in Upper Brahalish  there was a little hut where an old man lived.  Jack looked in and was shouted  at by the old man.  He came back later and the man said that he had his eye on a rat that he hoped to kill and eat for his dinner but Jack frightened him away.  Jack got four potatoes  from his father which the old man put into a black pot boiling over the fire.

Rock of the Road.

In years gone by people would gather on top in those times there no furze bushes there.

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