Thomas Shannon
(Abt 1824-1906)
Mary Willis
(Abt 1819-1897)
Philip Shannon
(Abt 1858-After 1925)

 

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Lizzie

Philip Shannon 71,1155

  • Born: Abt 1858, Lissaclarig West, Kilcoe, County Cork, Ireland 1155
  • Marriage: Lizzie
  • Died: After 1925 339,1156
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bullet  General Notes:

Listed as living in Lissacharig county Cork, Ireland in Minnie Shannon Hegarty's will.

The place name Lissaclarrig comes from "liss," which is a small fort, and "carrig," which means rock -- Small rock fort. The names of places can be thousands of years old, and date from before maps. Many place names describe geographical features, as this place does.

bullet  Research Notes:

Probably NOT our guy, but here it is: "Lanesboro. Month's Mind. On Monday last a solemn Requiem Office and High Mass was celebrated at Lanesboro for the happy repose of the soul of the late Philip Shannon, of Lanesboro. A very large congregation was present. Rev. Fr. Goodwin, P.P., was the celebrant." -- dated 9-8-1930 from the Longford Leader paper.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Legal: Fine for no dog license, 6 Mar 1893, Ballydehob. 1157 From Ballydehob Petty Sessions --page 1 of the paper
"Constable McElligot summoned Philip Shannon for having an unlicensed dog in his possession. Defendant was fined 5s and costs, and ordered to take out a license.
In the same column -- "The Court of Chancery and Mr Abraham Jagoe sought to recover possession of a number of tenement houses in Ballydehob in the possession of Patrick Driscoll, ... Lawrence Hegarty, ..."

Residence, Mar 1894. 333 Listed as living in "Lissacharig, County of Cork" in will of Minnie Hegarty. I think the spelling should correctly be Lissaclarig (West), which is part of Kilcoe. Lissaclarig is the Townland in parish of Kilcoe. FYI, there are a lot of Hegartys living here, too.

In the News: Elections, 9 Mar 1895, Schull, Cork, Ireland. 1157 This is a listing of nominations for different offices in the area. It doesn't say exactly what the offices are or what the job entailed. The article just starts out, "The following are the nominations:" ...
"Schull
In this Union only three divisions will be contested, namely, Dunbeacon, Dunmanus, and Kilcoe. In the Dunbeacon Electora, which was formerly represented by Mr E Roycroft, JP, who is now ex-officio, two candidates are nominated. Mr Jeremiah Hurley, nominated by himself and Mr Philip Shannon, nominated by Mr Samuel Sweetnam, and Michael Shannahan. In the Dunmanus Electoral Division, ..."

In the News: Church Warden, Aghadown, 22 Apr 1895. 1158 Part of a notice of church elections
"...presided. The following were elected - Church Wardens, Aghadown; Messrs Samuel Jagoe and John Connell; for Kilcoe, Messrs Philip Shannon and Thomas Sweetnam. ..."

In the News: Value of Land in West Cork, 2 Jan 1896, Lisaclarig, near Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland. 1159 "On Thursday, the 23rd ? (two letters, like i or j, then an n or a u, then st.,)., Mr. Andrew Collins, Auctioneer, Skibbereen, put up for sale by public auction the tenant's interest and good will in a farm on the lands of Lisaclarig, near Kilcoe, midway between Skibbereen and Ballydehob. The lands were held by Miss Mary McCarthy as a judicial tenant at the yearly rent of 14 pounds, the area being about 47 acres. The competition was keen, and, after some spirited bidding between Messrs Philip Shannon, William Sweetnam, John Copithorne, Richard Caverley, William Wiseman, John Hartie, and John Levis. The last was declared purchaser, at the sum of 493 pounds. Mr Patrick O'Leary, solr., Bantry, had carriage of sale."

In the News: Southern Star paper, 15 May 1896. 1157 Philip Shannon is mentioned just this once in this long article
"Schull Union.
Mr. Ed Raycroft, JP, Chairman, presided. There were also present -- ... Philip Shannon ... Mr. J.J. Healy, solicitor, Skibbereen, was also in attendance.

Residence, 1901, Lissaclarig West, Kilcoe, Co Cork, Ireland. 1155 Living here are Philip as head, wife Lizzie, and their children Maria, Nannie, Lillie, Lucinda, Mattie, Ethel, Charlotte, Thomas John, and Sam Richard. They are Church of Ireland.

The house is of stone, brick, or concrete, has six windows in front, 3 rooms (or is it 6?) , and is considered in the census as a 2nd class house based on these criteria. There are 9 out buildings.
Neighbors are the Learys, the Levis, Mahonys and Regans. This is the only house in this townland with 6 windows. There appear to be just 5 houses in Lissaclarig West. (Lissaclarig West is like a street name, but they call them a Townland.).
In the same census there's a John Shannon living in Mahonagh, Aughadown. He's 90 years old, and his wife is Fanny, age 75. There's also a William Shannon, age 38 living with them.

Occupation: Farmer, 1901, Lissaclarig West, Kilcoe, Schull. 1155 If you lived in Kilcoe and you were Catholic, your parish was in Aghadown. If you were Protestant, you parish was Kilcoe. - source: "A Guide to Tracing your Cork Ancestors" by Tony McCarthy, Tim Cadogan.

Education: Can read & write, 1901. 1160

Legal: Not keeping up a road, 28 Nov 1903, County Cork, Ireland. 1161 "Durrus
Petty Sessions
Road Contractors Prosecuted.
(From our Reporter).
The above Sesions (sic) were held on Wednesday; before Messrs B O'Connor (presiding), ...
Road Contractors.
The Cork County Council summoned Robert Shannon, road contractor, and his sureties, Thos Shannon and Richd Bralish, for failing to keep a road at Killnascarthy in a proper state of repair.
Mr. Joseph J. Healy, Solr., appeared for the County Council.
Mr. MO Fitzgibbon, Deputy County Surveyor, swore that the defendants had not carried out their contract. It would take two weeks to put the road into proper repair.
Defendant (Robert Shannon ) - We are working at the road since we were served with the summons (laughter).
Mr. Healy - You are getting another fortnight to do it now, and you will find it to your advantage to do it.
An order was made that the road be put into repair within two weeks.
The same v. Jeremiah Donovan, ...Jeremiah Collins, and Jerome Keohane. For failing to keep in repair the road between Holly Hill and Durrus.
Mr. Fitzgibbon, in reply to Mr Healy, solr., swore that the defendants failed to carry out their contract. It would take them two weeks to do it.
Defendant said it would take him six weeks to do it.
Mr. Healy - I believe you never press them, Mr. Fitzgibbon, if they show signs of doing the work?
Mr. Fitzgibbon - Certainly not. We never do.
Mr. Healy - I am mention (sic), too, that if the contractors do not do the work in the time specified in the magistrates order they are then summoned for the full amount of the money mentioned in the bond. That amount is then levied off the contractor and his sureties, and in this present case the amount would be 109 pounds. I don't think they would care very much for paying that amount.
The magistrates made an order that the road be put into repair within three weeks.
The same complainants sued Timothy Dillon, contractor, and his sureties, Denis Dillon and David O'Mahony, for failing to keep a road at Ahikista in proper repair.
Mr. Fitzgibbon gave evidence to the road being in a bad condition, and mentioned that the cost of the maintenance of the road was estimated at 59 pounds and the defendant took it at 25 pounds 10s. ... ...
Mr. Purdon -- You ought to get a perennial summons and keep it in your pocket. It might help you to do your work. ...
Ordered that the contract be executed in three weeks.
The same v. John Shannon, contractor, Philip Shannon and Michael Shannon, sureties, for failing to keep a road in Dunbeacon in a proper state of repair.
Mr. Longfield gave evidence as to the bad condition of the road, and an order was made that the contract be executed within three weeks.
..."

Occupation: Landowner, 1910, Lissaclarig, Co Cork, Ireland. 1156

Religion, 4 Feb 1910, Aghadown and Kilcoe, County Cork, Ireland. 1162 Aghadown and Kilcoe. The following were elected:
Churchwardens for Aghadown Church -- Messrs. Wm. Trinder, J.P.; and John J. Welply; do for Kilco Church. Messrs. Philip Shannon and James Connell; Sidesmen for Aghadown Church -- Messrs. Thomas Trinder, Springfille; and J. Swanton; do for Kilcoe Church -- Messrs. Ml. Bird and R.T. Beamish. Members of the Select Vestry -- Messrs. H. Stuart Chudleigh, Samuel Trinder, Wm. L. Young, James Swanton, Thomas Shannon, Frances Sweetnam, John Connell, Michael Bird, Thomas Trinder, of Knocknaraha; R.T. Beamish; William Connell, and Thomas Sweetnam, of Murrahin. Secretary to Select Vestry and Parochial Treasurer, Rev. G. Beamish Sweetnam.

Residence, 1911, Lissaclarig West, Co Cork, Ireland. 1155,1163 Parliamentary Division of West Cork, Poor Law Union of Schull, District Electoral Division of Kilcoe, Townland of Lissaclarrig West, Barony of Carbery West WD. Constabulary District of Skibbereen, Parish of Kilcoe, Sub-District of Ballydehob
Living here are Philip as head, wife Lizzie, and children Charlotte, Thos. John, and Saml. Richard. All Church of Ireland.
They live in a stone, brick, or concrete house with a slate, iron, or tile roof, between 7 and 9 rooms, and 5 windows on the front of the house. For tax purposes, this was rated as a 2nd rate house (there were 4 categories, rated from 1st to 4th.) The house also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, two piggeries, a fowl house, a barn, and a potato house.

Property: Valuation, 4 Apr 1911. 1164 Valued at "over 30 British pounds -- [owner] Philip Shannon, Lissaclarig, Aughadown," Schull.

I don't know if this is for tax purposes. The article doesn't say.
In the same category of valuation over 30 pounds is Austin Sweetnam, Shanavagh, Ballydehob. Over 50 pounds, Wm. Jermyn, Adrigood, Skibbereen; and Francis Sweetnam, Rahine, Newcourt, Skibbereen. Then further in the article is Jas. Hegarty, Broomfield, Midleton (value of over 50 BP). (Midleton is 127 km away from Schull, east of Cork.) Also David Hegarty, Jamesbrook, Ballinacurra, and Wm. Hegarty, Clommult (can't read, but I think that's right), Midleton;

In the News: "Ester" Vestry, 5 Apr 1913, Aghadown and Kilcoe, County Cork, Ireland. 1162 "Aghadown.
The Ester (sic) Vestry was held in Aghadown Vestry Room on Monday at 10:30 a.m., when the following were elected:
Churchwardens for Aghadown Church: Messrs. Wm. Trinder and Thomas Shannon. Churchwardens for Kilcoe Church: Messrs. Philip Shannon and Thomas Roycroft.
Messrs. John Swanton and Edward Trinder were elected Sidesmen for Aghadown Church and Messrs. Richard Connell and Thos. Sweetnam for Kilcoe Church.
Select Vestry -- Messrs. H. Stuart Chudleigh, Samuel Trinder, Wm. L. Young, James Swanton, Thomas Trinder (Springville), Francis Sweetnam, John Connell, John Swanton, Thomas Sweetnam (Maurahin), Ml. Bird, Robert T. Beamish, and Wm. Connell.
Glebe Wardens -- Messrs. Wm. Trinder and Thomas Shannon.
Supplemental -- Messrs. Ml. Bird and Samuel Trinder.
Secretary to Select Vestry and Parochial Treasurer -- Rev. G. Beamish Sweetnam.
The parochial accounts, having been audited, were found in a satisfactory state, save as regards the Aghadown Church offertories, which were considerably below the average of several years past."

Occupation: Land Owner, 1914, Lissaclarig Kilcoe, Co Cork, Ireland. 1156

In the News: Churchwarden for Aghadown Church, 5 Feb 1914, Aghadown, County Cork, Ireland. 1162 "Aghadown and Kilcoe
The following were elected: --
Churchwarden for Aghadown Church -- Messrs. Wm. Trinder, J. Paul, Thomas Shannon. For Kilcoe Church -- Messrs. Philip Shannon and Thomas Sweetnam (Murahin). Sidesmen for Aghadown Church -- Messrs. John Swanton and Jas. Bryan. For Kilcoe Church -- Messrs. Rd. Connell and Thos. Roycroft.
Members of the Select Vestry -- Messrs. H. Stuart Chudleigh, Samuel Trinder (sen.), Thos. Trinder (Westfield), John Connell, John Swanton, James Copithorne, M. Bird, Robert T. Beamish, and Wm. Connell. Parochial Treasurer and Secretary -- Rev. G.B. Sweetnam. Glebe-wardens -- Messrs. Wm. Trinder, J.P., and Thos. Shannon.
On the presentation of the Parochial accounts the financial position of the parishes was deemed satisfactory, save as regards the Sustenation Fund, which shows an adverse balance of 3 pounds 16s. 7d., and, had it not been for the increased generosity of parishioners and friends, this adverse balance would have been much larger owing to the heavy losses the Union has lately suffered by deaths and removal of large subscribers."

In the News: Attack at their home, 11 Sep 1920, Lissaclarig Kilcoe, Co Cork, Ireland. 1165 "At 10 o'clock on Friday night about 15 armed and disguised men sought an entrance to the dwellinghouse of Mr. Philip Shannon, Lissaclarig, Aughadown, apparently in quest of firearms, raids for which had been of practically daily occurrence in the district within the past week.
The raiders were not admitted, and Mr. Shannon, with those in the house at the time, hurried upstairs.
The raiders, however, forced the door and endeavoured to go upstairs also, but Mr. Shannon, with his son, Samuel, beat them off with sticks.
The encounter appears to have been of a very hot nature, the defenders fighting bravely against heavy odds and cries of "surrender."
It is said the raiders carried off a worthless shot gun, and it was believed they had taken their departure after the Shannons had beaten them from the house, as they did not return to the attack, but evidently they only lay in ambush for the night, because at 7 o'clock this morning, when Mr. Shannon and his son, Samuel, went into the farmyard, the latter was shot at from a shot gun at short range, the full discharge lodging in his abdomen. He is, at the time of writing, in a serious condition, and grave fear is entertained for his recovery.
Medical aid was summoned for the wounded young man, with all possible haste, and when he was attended this morning by Dr. O'Meara, who did everything in his power to alleviate his terrible sufferings.
The police were also apprised of the terrible occurrence and active inquiries are being prosecuted by District Inspector Foster, but so far no arrest has been made.
The affair has caused a great sensation locally."

In the News: Family Attacked, Son Shot, 11 Sep 1920, Lisaclarig, near Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland. 1162 "The Aughadown Murder
'Worst That Ever Occurred in Ireland.'
5,000 pounds Awarded.
Mrs. Nugent, Dromore, for whom Mr. JM Burke, B.L. ...
[this info not having to do with this case] ...
Mr. Philip Shannon claimed 10,000 pounds for the murder of his son, Samuel Richard, at Lissaclarig, near Schull, on the 11th September, 1920.
Mr. JF Bourke, B.L. (instructed by Mr J. Travers Wolfe, Crown Solr.) appeared for the applicant.
Applicant, who was visibly affected, swore that between 10 and 11 o'clock on the night of Sept. 11, 1920, a crowd of at least 30 armed and masked men broke into his dwelling house and called on him to come downstairs. Deceased, aged 23 years, his wife aged 70, and his daughter, Charlotte, aged 24, were upstairs with him at the time. He refused to come down and kept the raiders from going upstairs, with the aid of a blackthorn stick. One of the raiders had a revolver, and as he put it up witness knocked it out of his hand with the stick. After a while they went away, and the house was quiet for the rest of the night. On the following morning, between 6 and 7 o'clock witness went out and saw nobody. His son followed, and had only gone one step from the hall-door when a fellow ran in the gate and fired point blank at him, the bullet entering his side. Witness turned about and the fellow levelled the gun at him but witness threw a big stone at him and 'ducked' and the fellow did not fire.
His Honor -- He must have been waiting there all night.
Witness said he did not know, but he again went upstairs and saw that the whole house was surrounded by armed and disguised men who walked up and down past the windows. His son then came upstairs and said he was wounded. Every care was taken of the boy, who was witness's only help, but he died in hospital in Cork on October 1st from the injuries which he received on the occasion, after suffering terrible pain. Witness was for 3 years without getting help from any of his neighbours, because he refused to sign the Anti-Conscription Pledge, and things had reached such a stage that he had to sell out his holding, and go to reside in England and his daughter had to leave her situation in Skibbereen. He and his father before him were born and reared on the farm, for which none of his friends bid at the auction, being afraid to do so. There were only two or three bidders for the farm which was bought for 1,870 pounds, but which would have realised much more were people free to bid. His wife, who was aged 70, and himself had suffered severely from the shock caused by the murder.
His Honor said the crime was a very un-Irish one.
Mr Bourke -- One of the most distinguished Prelates of the Catholic Church (the Bishop of Ross) said it was the foulest murder that had ever occurred in Ireland, for the reason that they waited all night with murder in their hearts, because they were afraid of the blackthorn stick.
His Honor said no sum he could give the applicant would compensate him for the loss he had sustained.
Mr. Bourke -- It is not in the power of money.
His Honor said he would give applicant a decree for 5,000 pounds, which would bring him 300 pounds a year."

In the News: His son died from attack, Oct 1920, Lisaclarig, near Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland. 1166 "Skibbereen Firing. Death of Wounded Man in Cork. Mr. Samuel Richard Shannon, of Lissaclarig, near Skibbereen, died at five o'clock yesterday morning at South Infirmary, Cork, from the effects of a gunshot wound. (In the night of Friday, Sepbember 10th the residence of Mr. Shannon was raided for arms by masked men, but the occupants resisting, the raiders dispersed. The next morning about seven o'clock, when Mr. Shannon and his son were leaving the house, they were fired on by masked men, and the son was wounded. Mr. Shannon, junr., was subsequently brought to the South Infirmary, where, as already stated, he died yesterday morning.
The deceased's father, who was with him when they were fired on, escaped uninjured. He has since sold his farm."

In the News: Upcoming property auction advertisement, 24 Sep 1920, Aughadown, County Cork, Ireland. 1162 LISSACLARIG HOUSE, AUGHADOWN (6 Miles from Skibbereen, and 4 from Ballydehob).
EXCEPTIONALLY DESIRABLE AND HIGHLY VALUABLE FEE-SIMPLE HOME FARM.
SPLENDID HERD OF YOUNG DAIRY COWS, YOUNG STOCK, HORSES, PONY, TRAPS, HARNESS, FARM IMPLEMENTS, MACHINERY, FARM PRODUCE, BEES, ETC., ETC., FOR SALE BY AUCTION.
William G. Wood & Sons
Are favoured with instruction from Philip Shannon, Esq., to Sell by Auction on TUESDAY, 28th SEPTEMBER, 1920, his particularly fine and exceptionally Cheap Home Farm, containing 83 Acres, more or less, Prime Dairy and Tillage Land, held in Fee-Simple, subject to the Trifling Annuity of 17 pounds 13 s. 0d. (8 pounds 16s. 5 d. Half-yearly); P.L.V., 34 pounds 9 s. 0 d.
This is a particularly desirable Farm, laid out in nice convenient sized fields, well sheltered, fenced, and watered, including a never-failing spring close to the house, and splended clear river intersecting the Farm; it is also intersected by a public road, and a semi-private road, which greatly facilitates the working of the holding.
The greater portion of the land is exceptionally prime, and noted for its excellent Dairying and Cropping qualities, and there is also a good Turbary on the Farm, which at a small outlay would supply Turf for many years.
With the exception of about 4 Acres Highly Manured Tillage, some Stubble, and New Grass Seeds, the land is in Rich Pasture.
The Residence and Farm Buildings, which are most desirably situated in nicely-planted and sheltered surroundings, a short distance from the public road, are approached by a good private road. The Residence, which is adjoined by a lovely well kept Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Garden, and include (sic) several Choice Young Apple Trees, Currants, Gooseberries, Strawberries, &c., it is a very desirable and convenient Home containing 2 Sitting Rooms, Excellent Kitchen, Scullery, Hall and Front Entrance, 4 Bedrooms, &c.
The out-Offices include Stalls for 16 Cows, Stable for 3 Horses, Houses for Young Stock, Coach and Cart Houses, Machinery House, Dairy, Fowl House, Piggery with special facilities for Feeding and Loading, Potato House, &c.
NOTE. -- This is one of the most desirable and best Farms in this desirable locality, close to both places of Worship, Schools, Creamery, &c., and the sale of such a place (which does not often occur) should not be overlooked by those requiring a really attractive and exceptionally cheap Home Farm.
On Same Day and immediately after Land the following will be sold, viz.: 14 Choice Young well-conditioned Dairy Cows, Highly Bred 2-Year-Old Bull, 2-Year-Old In-Calf Heifer, 2 Year-Old Store Ditto, 6 Fine Weanling Calves, including Splendid Bull Calf, 2 Splendid Young Farm and General Purpose Mares, both quiet and kind at all work; Lovely 5-Year-Old Pony Mare, about 13 1/2 hands, with New Tub Trap by Mullins, Cork, and Set Brass Mounted Harness to match, a perfect "Turn Out," and will be offered in one lot and separately, Pony perfectly quiet; Splendid Horse Pony Foal, a perfect picture, out of last lot; Excellent Full Size Cork-built Ralli Trap, with Set Silver-Mounted Harness, Excellent Farm Cart and Set Cart Harness, Pony Cart and Pony Cart Harness, 2 Sets Ploughing Harness, Hornsby Mower and Reaper, and parts for similar Machine, American Hay Rake, New Spring Tooth and Zig-Zag Harrows, New Howard's Steel Bar Chill Plough, Swing and Furrow Ploughs, Wooden Roller, Furze Machine, Pulper, Long and Short Ladders, New Spraying Machine, Spraying Cask, Seed Sower, Bridle and Saddle, Martingale Training Harness, 4 Car Axles, Circular Metal Pig Trough, miscellaneous Farm Tools, about 30 Tons Prime 1st Crop and Meadow Hay in lots to suit purchasers, about 5 Acres Prime Tartary Oats from Imported Seed, in field stacks; 2 Acres Splended Wheat, about in field stacks; about 2 Acres Potatoes in variety, about 2 Acres Mangolds, Swedes and Yellow Turnips in lots. The Growing Crops will be sold with the Farm or separately as desired. 11 Stocks Bees in Bar Frame Hives, Boxes and Skeps, quantity of Turf and Bog Wood, some fallen Seasoned Timber, Wheel Barrow, Stone Slide and miscellaneous other property.
SALE of the LAND at 12 O'CLOCK (Summer Time). CATTLE, &c., immediately after.
One-Fourth the purchase money will be required as a deposit on purchase of Farm. Terms for Chattel Property -- Cash. Annuity and Rates paid to Last Gale Day. Immediate Possession.
NOTE. -- The Excellent Household Furniture and a Splended Lot of Special Barn Door Fowl will be sold on a subsequent date. Further particulars from J.TRAVERS WOLFE, Solicitor, having Carriage of Sale, Skibbereen; or WILLIAM G. WOOD & SONS, Auctioneers and Farm Sale Experts, Cork, Bandon and Skibbereen.

In the News: Sale of his Farm, 28 Sep 1920, Lissaclarig Kilcoe, Co Cork, Ireland. 1162 "Value of Land Near Skibbereen.
Messrs. W.G. Wood and Sons, Auctioneers, on Tuesday, 28th inst., put up for sale by public auction for Mr Philip Shannon his farm at Lissaclarig, near Skibbereen, containing about 83 acres, and held at an annuity of 17 pounds, 13s 0d. After spirited bidding Mr Richard Burke, of Rathura, Lowertown, was declared purchaser at the figure of 1,870 pounds. A most successful sale of the vendor's effects followed."

In the News: Auction of House, Lissaclarig, 2 Oct 1920, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland. 1167 I apparently didn't capture the right hand side of the article, thus the gaps in information.

"Lissaclarig House, Aughadown, Skibb...
Important Unreserved Auction of Excellent Household Furniture and Ag...ments, Collard and Collard Cottage Piano, American Organ, Cycles ... Door Fowl, &c., &c.
William G Wood & Sons
Having sold for Philip Shannon, Esq., his Interest in the Land, and ... Stock, are further favoured with instructions to Sell by Unreserve ... tion on Wednesday, 13th October, the Excellent Household Fur... &c., as follows: --
Sweet Toned Cottage Piano, by Collard and Collard; Excellent An... Organ, Lovely Suite of Drawing Room Furniture, covered in Silk Damask ... a few months in use; Excellent Brussels Carpet, Fenders and Steels, ... Bamboo China Cabinet, Bamboo Overmantel, Wicker and other Arm ... Excellent Pictures, Mahogany Dining Table and Dining Room Chairs, ... board, New Walnut Hall Hat and Umbrella Stand with Bevel Plate M ... Excellent Table Lamps, Dressing Tables, Washstands, Dressing Glasses, ... Ware, 2 Folding Bed Chairs, Iron and Wooden Bedsteads, Excellent ...leum and Floor Cloths, Antique Secretair and Dressing Table, Window ... Night Chair, Corner Cupboard, Wardrobe, Hand Sowing Ma... &c., &c., usual Kitchen Furniture and Cooking Utensil...Ladies' and 1 Gent's Cycles, almost new; Child's Go-Cart, Gu... Walker and Convertible Chair, about 70 Splendid Young Barn Door ... chiefly White Wyandottes; 6 Geese, and a miscellaneous collection of ... Property
Sale at 12 o'clock (New Time). Terms -- Cash. Admission 1/... refunded to purchasers.
William G. Wood & Sons, Auctioneers and Valuers. 79, ... Mall, Cork, Bandon and Skibbereen.

Legal: Litigation of Son's Murder, Jan 1921. 1162 "The Aughadown Murder
'Worst That Ever Occurred in Ireland.'
5,000 pounds Awarded.
Mrs. Nugent, Dromore, for whom Mr. JM Burke, B.L. ...
[this info not having to do with this case] ...
Mr. Philip Shannon claimed 10,000 pounds for the murder of his son, Samuel Richard, at Lissaclarig, near Schull, on the 11th September, 1920.
Mr. JF Bourke, B.L. (instructed by Mr J. Travers Wolfe, Crown Solr.) appeared for the applicant.
Applicant, who was visibly affected, swore that between 10 and 11 o'clock on the night of Sept. 11, 1920, a crowd of at least 30 armed and masked men broke into his dwelling house and called on him to come downstairs. Deceased, aged 23 years, his wife aged 70, and his daughter, Charlotte, aged 24, were upstairs with him at the time. He refused to come down and kept the raiders from going upstairs, with the aid of a blackthorn stick. One of the raiders had a revolver, and as he put it up witness knocked it out of his hand with the stick. After a while they went away, and the house was quiet for the rest of the night. On the following morning, between 6 and 7 o'clock witness went out and saw nobody. His son followed, and had only gone one step from the hall-door when a fellow ran in the gate and fired point blank at him, the bullet entering his side. Witness turned about and the fellow levelled the gun at him but witness threw a big stone at him and 'ducked' and the fellow did not fire.
His Honor -- He must have been waiting there all night.
Witness said he did not know, but he again went upstairs and saw that the whole house was surrounded by armed and disguised men who walked up and down past the windows. His son then came upstairs and said he was wounded. Every care was taken of the boy, who was witness's only help, but he died in hospital in Cork on October 1st from the injuries which he received on the occasion, after suffering terrible pain. Witness was for 3 years without getting help from any of his neighbours, because he refused to sign the Anti-Conscription Pledge, and things had reached such a stage that he had to sell out his holding, and go to reside in England and his daughter had to leave her situation in Skibbereen. He and his father before him were born and reared on the farm, for which none of his friends bid at the auction, being afraid to do so. There were only two or three bidders for the farm which was bought for 1,870 pounds, but which would have realised much more were people free to bid. His wife, who was aged 70, and himself had suffered severely from the shock caused by the murder.
His Honor said the crime was a very un-Irish one.
Mr Bourke -- One of the most distinguished Prelates of the Catholic Church (the Bishop of Ross) said it was the foulest murder that had ever occurred in Ireland, for the reason that they waited all night with murder in their hearts, because they were afraid of the blackthorn stick.
His Honor said no sum he could give the applicant would compensate him for the loss he had sustained.
Mr. Bourke -- It is not in the power of money.
His Honor said he would give applicant a decree for 5,000 pounds, which would bring him 300 pounds a year."

Occupation: Land Owner, 1925, Lissaclarig, Co Cork, Ireland. 1156


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Philip married Lizzie. (Lizzie was born about 1855 in Lissaclarig West, Kilcoe, County Cork, Ireland 1155 and died after 1920 1162.)




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