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Murder of R Hutchinson 1799
Co. Cork

Updated 14 June 1999

On the night of Friday 19th April 1799 United Irishmen from in and around the parish of Aghabullogue raided the house of a local landlord Robert Hutchinson of Codrum near Macroom.

Hutchinson was shot dead during the raid.

The 19 United Irishmen were:
Cormac or Charles Mac Carthy alias Capt Slasher, one of Hutchinson's servants, aged about 30.
His brothers:
Owen Mac Carthy, a desserter age 33/34
Tadgh or Timothy Mac Carthy
and Callaghan Mac Carthy
Malachy Duggan, farmer of Carrigthomas. His brothers:
William Duggan
John or Sean Duggan, a stone mason alias Capt Thunderbolt
Daniel Duggan, Malachy's son
Daniel Ring or Reen one of Hutchinson's stewarts
Owen or Ed Scanlanor Scalan of Bourracharing, farmer about 28 years old.
Ole O Riordan
Denis Herlihy a quarry man age about 30.
David Breen of Clonabruck, labourer age 25-30
Daniel Mahony
John Horrigan, cooper aged about 25
Denis Murphy of Carrigthomas aged about 40
John Crowley of Carrigahople, farmer aged about 30
Denis Leary of Ballinagree aged about 30
Timothy Bohilly or Buckley.

Malachy Duggan was arrested first. Starved and tortured, he informed on his fellow United Irishmen including his son, his brothers and his first cousin.

Callaghan MacCarthy, John Duggan, Owen Scanlan were hung, disembowelled and quartered in Macroom on the 10th of May 1799.

Daniel Reen for sentenced to Transportation for life.

On the 13th of May, Timothy Buckley and William Duggan were hung, disembowelled and quartered in Macroom.

On the 23rd of May Timothy Mac Carthy recieved the same sentence as did Charles and Owen Mac Carthy and Ole O Riordan on the 8th of July.

Daniel Breen was executed for the same crime in 1802.

It was rumoured at the time that 3 or 4 managed to escape to America though some of the records are missing.


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