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William Finn

William Finn was born in Kilbarry, Dunmanway on 17th January 1841, With the rest of his family at the time, he emigrated to America, arriving on 20t...
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Jeremiah Cotter, son of Thade Cotter and Mary anne Murphy

Jeremiah Cotter was born in Cusduff on 26th March 1875. He too attended Dromleigh school, registering there on 22nd May 1882, aged 6 years. He rem...
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Hanorah Finn (nee Cotter), born Gortnalour, Inchigeela in 1817 and died in Detroit in 1894.

Norry Cotter was born about 1800 in Inchigrada, the daughter of William Sylvester Cotter. This was a great time for the economy of Ireland, with the...
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Letter from J. Harding re Famine conditions in Carrigboy, August 1846.

“To Daniel O’Connell Esq., M.P. Carrigboy House, Parish of Kilmichael, Macroom 28th August 1846. My dear Sir,- Your intimate knowledge of the conditio...
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Elopment of Norry cotter and Thade Sullivan May 1863.

“At the Cork Police Office on Friday, Timothy Sullivan, a well-dressed young countryman and Hanora Cotter a well-looking countrygirl, aged about 20 we...
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Murder of Mary Adeline Cotter September 1939

The El Paso Herald-Post of 21st September 1939 reported as follows on her death: FRIEND PALLBEARER OF SLAIN GIRL. Edward Holdren, the friend who saw...
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"Gleanings" and "History of the Cotters", taken from the Cotter manuscript in the National Library of Ireland

The early history of this family, like many others in Ireland, which derive their descent from a period from which letters were little cultivated, is...
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Newspaper account of the death of Jeremiah Cotter 1887 - 1915

““DILLON QUARRY MAN KILLED WHEN SMALL BLAST EXPLODES. (from Monday’s Daily Courier). "After a preparatory blast had been fired in Dillon quarry near H...
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Statement made by Connie Kelleher to the Bureau of Military history regarding his involvement in the War of Independence.

Statement by Cornelius Kelleher Cushduve, Kilmichael, Co. Cork. I was born at Cushduve on October 28th 1885. My parents were farmers. I was educa...
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John barrett, letter to Agent of Duke of Devonshire, dated 1820 re payment of Tithes in Kilmichael.

Cork 15th April 1820 Sir, May I beg to trouble you with the following short statement and as the term is fast approaching I request your immediate a...
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Deed for the purchase by Sylvester and William cotter of the lease of the farm in Johnstown which was farmed by Heffernans.

To the Registrar, appointed pursuant to an Act of Parliament for registering Deeds, Wills, Conveyances and so forth in Ireland. A Memorial of an Assi...
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Theory about the source of the name Sylvester Cotter among the Inchigeela Cotters

There was a belief, held by a number of people within our extended Cotter family, that our branch of the Cotters came from East Cork, and furthermore,...
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