Small Sources 8: Kerry Petitioners 1828

This list are the signatories to a letter of 1828 petitioning Daniel O’Connell (local lawyer and politician, and leader of the Catholic Emancipation movement) to represent the tenants of Sliebheena (near Castleisland, Co. Kerry) in a legal action for their eviction from their homes. The letter is designed to appeal to his pity, as are the descriptions of the signatories. The original is in NLI Ms 16,635

Hanna McCarthy Widow
Richard McCarthy Orphan
Cherry McCarthy “
Justin McCarthy “
Charles McCarthy “
Purdon McCarthy “
Dinnis Flynn Miserably poor widower
Mary Flynn Helpless orphans
Catherine Flynn “
Michael Flynn “
Nelly Flynn “
Gubblay (?)Flynn “
Margaret O’Brien Widow and mother of young orphans
Peggy ..annon (?) “
Mary Moriarty “
Francis Lawson Widowed father of 8 orphans
John O’Connor Father of a numerous young family
John Lawson Old father of six and seven children each
Stephen Lawson “
Florence McCarthy sen. “
Michael O’Daly Needy labourers with families
Timothy O’Connor “
Michael Brosnan “
Christopher Harold “

(Posted by Jim Ryan 12 Oct 2013)

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