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HISTORY OF BANDON

Contents

Chapter I 

Defeat overtakes the Desmonds-sought Munster a waste-Queen Elizabeth resolves to colonize it with English Protestants-The O'Mahonys of Castle Mahon-Beecher's Patent-Names of the first Settlers-The site of the Town "a meer waste bog"-All the adjacent lands reclaimed-The river Bandon ........1

Chapter II

The Spaniards in Kinsale-Obstinate battle on the banks of the Bandon, between the English under Taffe and the Irish under the Pope's Apotolic Vicar-The Irish defeated and the Vicar killed-The Letters Patent granted by James the First, for holding our Friars-Christ Church, Kilbrogan, its Clergy, Charities, Monuments, &c.........................................................................................................................................................................................19

Chapter III

The Charter-The first Provost and Burgesses-"No Papist inhabitant" to dwell within the Town-The Provost's Day-Our two first Members of Parliament-Ballymoodan Church, its Clergy, Charities, Monuments, &c.......................................................................................................................................43

Chapter IV

A Joint Stock Company to manufacture woollen cloth in Bandon projected-The Beechers part with their side of the Town-Names of many of the Puritan settlers-The Assizes held here-Great dinner given to the Judges-The walls-The mason's strike for a rise of wages-Murder-The famous House of Call-The town militia-Inhabitants complain of having troops quartered on them-Original letters of Lord Presidents Villiers-The Earl of Cork-Sir Warcham St. Leger-the Provost refuses to impose any more taxes on the townspeople for the support of the garrison......................................................................61

Chapter V

Grand entertainment given by the townspeople to Lord cork, and "his; noble company"-Baltimore sacked by the Algerines; its History, Charter, Parliamentary Representatives-The O'Driscolls-Attack on Baltimore Castle by the rebels in 1642-an Algerine Rover wrecked in Dunworly Bay-the Wisemans-The Spensers-Prosperous state of the country before the breaking out of the Great Rebellion-Bandon worthy of regard for "its bigness and handsomeness"-Downdaniel Castle-Kilbrittain Castle-The McCarthys-Reagh.............................................................................................................79

Chapter VI

The Great Rebellion-Warnings of the coming storm-An unspeakable number of Irish Churchmen flock over from the Continent-The cruelties-The Glamorgan Treaty; the first article confirms the Roman Catholic clergy in the possession of all the lands, tithes, &c., which they had wrested from the Protestant clergy since the Rebellion began-Duplicity of the King-Cromwell arrives...................................................................................................107

Chapter VII   

First appearance of the Rebellion in the county of Cork-The first governor of Bandon-bridge-Names of the Irsih gentry in this locality who were indicted at the great Sessions held at Youghal-Old Clear and his forty Spartans-The Bandonians pursue a band of marauders into Kerry-Massacre of the congregation at Coole Church-Commissioners sent to Bandon to take the evidence of the Settlers concerning their losses in the Rebellion-the Cessation-the Glamorgan Treaty-The Ormond Treaty-The Bandonians protest against such packed terms of peace-A Mint established in Bandon....................122

Chapter VIII

Oliver Cromwell lands in Dublin-He storms Drogheda-His career in the South-Several of the Munster towns pronounced for him-Bandon is the first to make the attempt-Cromwell visits Bandon-The Roman Catholic Bishop of Ross hanged at Carrigadrohid Castle-Sir Richard Cox and his descendants-Trial of Mac Carthy-Crimen, of Ballinarohur Castle, before High Court of Justice in Bandon, for the murder of Mr. Burrowes and his family..............149

Chapter IX

The country a desert-Wolves are numerous-The forfeitures-What it cost to suppress the Rebellion-Not a single tenement seized in Bandon-Many of Cromwell's troopers sell their grants for a trifle-Hell or Connaught-How Cromwell quieted the country-What his Commissioners thought of the Priests-Cromwell's son, Henry, orders lands, valued at 200 per annum, to be conferred on the Bandon Corporation-Charles the Second deprives them of some of their grants.................................................................................................................................................................................................176

Chapter X

Ballinacorrga Castle-Rnadal Oge Hurly and his descendants-Teige Mac Carthy-Downy, of the Togher-Patrick Roche (Fitz-Richard), Shipool Castle.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................191

Chapter XI

The Lord-Lieutenant (Cromwell's son-in-law) arrives in Bandon-The Quakers first visit the town-Cromwell dies-His remains dishonoured-His two sons-Ireland more Protestant in the reign of Queen Victoria than in the days of Cromwell-Dr,. Brady (of Brady and Tate's version of the Psalms) born in Bandon....................................................................................................................................................................................................................214

Chapter XII

Judge Bernard and his descendants-The French expected-Lord Barrymore claims some of the Corporation lands-Provost's accounts-Loss of an English ship of war on the neighbouring coast.......................................................................................................................................................................227

Chapter XIII

The militia disarmed-The Protestant inhabitants terrified-The old Bandon Charter set aside-The new Corporation-King James's Irish militia-the Black Monday insurrection...............................................................................................................................................................................................259

Chapter XIV

King James lands at Kinsale-The Mac Carthys of Bellea-Bandon surprised by Colonel Mac Carthy-The Irish pipers in Kilbrogan Church-The attack on Castle-Mahon-The Bandonians at the Boyne-Two troops of Ginkell's horse garrison the town-Gather Mick in a fix-The loyal Parish Clerk...............282

Chapter XV

The anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in days of yore-Anecdotes-The Bandonians rebel again-They declare James's Charter null and void-The Irish attack Castletown-Governor Cox's Proclamation-Sarsfield's division embark at Cork for France-The forfeitures.......................................................297

Chapter XVI

Captain Nash (alias Shane Dearg)-The Sugan-Priest-hunting-The Black Cat-A new Parliament-Bachelors taxed-Nuce's bye-law revived-The great auction of forfeited estates.......................................................................................................................................................................................314

Chapter XVII   

Sir William Jumper-Bye-law of the Corporation to prevent any one teaching a Popish apprentice-The last presentment passed in this county for killing wolves-Thomas Wight-A Turk, a Jew, or an Atheist................................................................................................................................................331

Chapter XVIII

Clonakilty-Timoleague-Courtmashberry-Enniskean-Ballineen-Kinneigh....................................................................................................................346

Chapter XIX

Dunmanway-Skibbereen-Bantry-Carrigbuie-Rosscarbery-Macroom.......................................................................................................................377

Chapter XX

No. "84," or the Antient Boyne-John Wesley's first visit to Bandon-The linen manufacture-Our old watchmen-Old Bandon Bridge swept away-How they woo'd a hundred years ago.............................................................................................................................................................................407

Chapter XXI   

The Mac Carthy-Duves-The Bandon yeomanary-The Hazlitts-Our volunteers at Ballincollig-Trade combinations prevalent-Strike's flood-The coal-yard-Anecdotes..............................................................................................................................................................................................................428

Chapter XXII

The Bandon Militia, or South Cork Light Infantry.....................................................................................................................................................452

Chapter XXIII

The Bandon Militia, or South Cork Light Infantry.....................................................................................................................................................482

Chapter XXIV

The first Roman Catholic Chapel in the neighbourhood of Bandon-The French at Bantry Bay-The execution of the four United Irishmen at Innoshannon-Why the II---s became Protestants-Our first glass shop window-The old black bull-From Bandon, but no Irishman..........................................................500

Chapter XXV

The first Roman Catholic who ventured to live in one of our principal streets-Nobody did it-The battle of the Cross-The Dunmanway Boy and the Gauger-Mad Mary and the tobacco-The Supervisor and the potheen-complete List of our Chief Magistrates-Our Manor Courts..................................................520


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