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From: "William Jervois" <>
Subject: Re: Irish marriages - 1771-1812
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 11:58:37 +0200
Although I regret that I have not found the Hosford marriage, I have
got a few other details of this family that may be of interest to you.
1. On 2 July 1821, the Orange Lodge of Bandon assembled in
that town, outside the Ballymodan church (where the Rev Joseph
Jervois was then the Vicar). They had their usual parade, and
marched up to the entrance of Castle Bernard. Here they halted,
and one of them - a man named Sam Hosford - who had charge of
the piece of ordnance [cannon] which accompanied the
procession, loaded it. They then fired three rounds from it, and
from the few small arms they had with them...."
In response to this jollity, they were subjected to a hail of stones
and bottles from some of the local Catholic lads.
"This they patiently withstood for about ten minutes but, seeing
that their forbearance only excited the mob to more stones,
Hosford, the volunteer gunner, aided by one McDaniel, again
loaded the old gun, and fired. The contents flew high over their
heads, and were all scattered among the tops of the trees
surrounding Mr Jervois's residence on the opposite side of the road
and stream. Seeing there was no casualty, the rioters became
emboldened, and the stone throwing increased in violence. The
gun was loaded again and, in the absence of cannister or grape,
the cannoniers were obliged to substitute gravel, buttons, and even
a penknife. At this discharge, which was aided by shots from
small arms, a woman named Crowly was killed, and several were
wounded, amongst whom was a man named Shea, who died the
next day. This was enough."
The Orangemen were charged and tried at the ensueing Cork
Assizes but, the jury being unable to agree on a verdict, they were
2. From "The Land Owners in Ireland - 1876":
a. Hosford, Jonathan; Old park, Bandon - 185 acres, valued at 62
pounds per annum.
b. Hosford, Sarah; Enniskean - 89 acres, valued at 36 pounds
c. Shannon, Joseph; Tirnanean, Timoleague, Bandon - 6 acres,
valued at 7 pounds p.a.
3. In 1855, Ensign W.P. Hosford was a member of the Bandon
Militia, otherwise known as the "South Cork Light Infantry"
4. George Hosford of Cappeene, Co. Cork left a diocesan will, for
which probate was granted in 1745. [There are two townlands
named Cappeen, a small one in the parish of Kilgarrif, and a very
large one (over 700 acres) in the parish of Kinneigh.]
5. There is also evidence of two marriages between Hosford family
and that of Dawson of Bandon (O'Hart's "Irish Pedigrees", Vol.2,
p.161a&b.). The same volume states that in the army of William
of Orange [King William III of England] there was a troop of
Dragoons which were commanded by a Hosford and quartered at
Monaghan and Clownish.
I'm going to copy this response to the group, just to show that
there is sometimes a bit of evidence of Irish families, as i have had
fairly dismal results with some of the other enquiries of this nature!
with best wishes
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