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Families of County Cork

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 219 pages
Author: M. O'Laughlin
Year: 1996
Other Data: b&w photos, maps, sketches, appendixes, index
ISBN: 9780940134355

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Focusing exclusively on families of County Cork, this volume, one in the Irish Families Series includes: Catholic and Protestant; native Irish; settler families from England, Scotland, and Wales; County Map; Coats of Arms; and more. Information contained here-in dates from the earliest times to the modern era.

The Master Volume in the Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'. It covers thousands of families from all of Ireland. 'Families of Co. Cork' greatly expands upon the coverage given in that book and adds several hundred new families. In this way both books compliment each other. An outline of the history of the county as it relates to Irish families, and to Irish research, is included, along with an exhaustive enumeration of thousands of Cork families, sure to help any family researcher.

When needed, sources are given for further research. Family castles, dates of occupation and locations are given. Ordinary Cork people, from the 17th to the 19th century are included too.

The following is taken from the introduction to this book, and helps set the stage for the family history that follows in the bulk of this work.

"The Vikings settled here centuries before the Norman invasion, and are credited with establishing the city of Cork. Their settlement did not lead to the great upheaval that the Norman invasion eventually caused. The Skiddys, Coppingers and Cotters were a few of the 'Viking' families that settled here at an early date, and remained in relative peace. (see surname entries of those families in text of this book). Robert Fitz-Stephen and Miles (Milo) de Cogan were granted the entire kingdom of Cork in 1177 by King Henry II. (This did not include however the city and land belonging to the Ostmen, also called Danes or Vikings.) Cork lands could only be taken slowly at first by the Normans. Many Anglo-Norman families and their retainers (undertakers) had to be settled here for that purpose over time. Large tracts of land were held by many of these families subsequently, including the Carews, De Courcys, Fitzgeralds and Barretts. Sir Richard Boyle, who became the Earl of Cork, helped with the plantation of many English here. They were 'settled' in direct opposition to the old Gaelic families native to the land, who stood to lose their homes, lands, and power. Many battles were fought and much blood shed on both sides of the line, which at times became blurred. Castles were numerous and often necessary to protect life and limb."

Families with major entries in this book include: Mc Auliffe; Barry; Callaghan; Mac Carthy; Coppinger; Mac Cotter; Courcy deCourcey; O Crowley; O Daly; O Donovan; O Driscoll; Herlihy; Hyde; O Keeffe, O'Keefe; Lane; O'Leary; Long; O' Mahoney; Nagle; Reardon; Regane; Roach; Sheehan; O' Sullivan; Sweeney; Twomey, Walsh, Welsh and so many more ... too many to display here!

The parish is an important geographical division to remember in your research. Once the parish is located, your journey is nearly finished ! Here are the specific (modern) parishes of County Cork that our Irish ancestors lived in: Abbeymahon, Abbeystowry, Aghabulloge, Aghacross, Aghada, Aghadown, Aghern, Aghinagh, Aglish, Aglishdrinagh, Ardagh, Ardfield, Ardnageehy, Ardskeagh, Athnowen, Ballinaboy, Ballinadee, Ballintemple, Ballyclogh, Ballycurrany, Ballydeloher, Ballydeloughy, Ballyfeard, Ballyfoyle, Ballyhay, Ballyhooly, Ballymartle, Ballymodan, Ballymoney, Ballynoe, Ballyoughtera, Ballyspillane, Ballyvourney, Barnahely, Bohillane, Bregoge, Bridgetown, Brigown, Brinny, Britway, Buttevant, Caheragh, Caherduggan, Caherlag, Cannaway, Carrigaline, Carrigdownane, Carrigleamleary, Carrigrohane, Carrigrohanebeg, Carrigtohill, Castlehaven, Castlelyons, Castlemagner, Castletownroche, Castleventry, Churchtown, Clear Island, Clenor, Clondrohid, Clondulane, Clonfert, Clonmeen, Clonmel, Clonmult, Clonpriest, Clontead, Cloyne, Coole, Cooliney, Corbally, Corcomohide, Cork Holy Trinity, Cork St. Nicholas, Cork St. Paul's, Cork St. Peter's, Corkbeg, Creagh, Cullen, Currykipane, Dangandonovan, Derryvillane, Desert, Desertmore, Desertserges, Donaghmore, Doneraile, Drinagh, Drishane, Dromdaleague, Dromdowney, Dromtarriff, Dunbulloge, Dunderrow, Dungourney, Dunisky, Dunmahon, Durrus, Fanlobbus, Farahy, Fermoy, Garranekinnefeake, Garrycloyne, Garryvoe, Glanworth, Gortroe, Grenagh, Hackmys, Ightermurragh, Imphrick, Inch, Inchigeelagh, Inchinabacky, Inishannon, Inishcarra, Inishkenny, and Island are some of the names given. Note that words may begin with "Inish' or "Inis" etc... and they stand for the very same place. in records you are researching.

List of Books
Map of County Cork
Ortelius Map of Cork 1576
Ancient Tribes
Ancient Tribal Names Chart
Family Names Map
Norman Invasion
Ancient Fermoy Map
Old Irish Families
Ancient Families in Keatings History
Settler Families from Abroad
Manuscript Illustration
Lost Town of Cork, Maine
Arrival of Ship 'Sirius' at New York
Cork Map circa 1595
The Train Comes to Mallow
Blarney Stone Sheet Music
Families of County Cork
 - Cork Families in the Master Book of Irish Surnames
 - Cork Names from the Master Book of Irish Placenames
 - Index of Death Records
Index of Family Names Found in the Text

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