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ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY

Updated 10 Aug 2002

Transcribed from public records by Anita Sheahan Coraluzzi and posted here with her kind permission.

Cork Appointees 1816-1840 From LDS FHL film # 0856057 Volume 2

The following records are transcribed from FHL microfilm. The records of the appointees to the Irish Constabulary (established in 1822, then known as the Royal Irish Constabulary from 1867 through 1922) are from all counties in Ireland.

A commercial index exists on microfiche at the LDS library in Salt Lake, but it is my understanding that this is under copyright, therefore does not circulate to FHC's. There is however a partial index on microfilm available through family history center's on the following film:
Index 1816-1867 (v.43); index 1868-1883 (v.44)- This is a partial index by first letter of surname and then chronologically by service number. The supplemental service records also include indexes.

The most comprehensive work known to date on Royal Irish Constabulary Records, with a complete index of the 85,000 or so men who were members, has been written by Jim Herlihy, himself a member of the Garda Síochána. This work can be found at the publisher's website, Four Courts Press, ISBN 1-85182-502-9, €55/US67.50.

The original service records include the following information:
1. Service Number
2. Name
3. Age when appointed
4. Height
5. Native County of birth
6. Religion
7. If married, Date & Number of Authority granting permission
8. Native county of Wife
9. Recommendations- By whom recommended, magistrate, JP, etc.
10. Trade or calling
11. Appointment or reappointment date
12. Allocation (to what county & order of service in each)
13. Transfers
14. Promotion or Reduction
15. Number of the Authorizer re: the Promotion or Reduction
16. Rewards, Marks of Distinction and Favourable Records
17. Punishments
18. If Discharged, Dismissed, Resigned or Dead (and date of any)
19. Injuries
20. Total Service at time of Discharge
21. Pension Amount & other notations

Of the information in these 21 columns, the records transcribed here contain the material from the first 11 columns only. It is enough to try to figure out if one of them might be an ancestor. Since there are no identifying locations other than 'Cork', (Only 1 record actually has written in "Cork City"), I have included the name of the recommendation person, as this can often give a clue to location of the appointee. Frequently the person recommending is a large landowner, and the location can be inferred.

The complete service record in many cases is quite an impressive amount of information. In particular for those Catholic ancestors where no parish records might exist, the recording of a marriage can be of particular interest to family historians. Likewise the pension/death information.

If you find someone you think may be an ancestor, it is suggested you view the microfilm yourself for all the information in the service record. And of course if you want to know more about the RIC, Jim Herlihy's book would be the way to go.

Please do not email me with questions about any of these transcribed records, as I have no further information about any of these men or their service records. Spellings are as per original. ---Hope you find someone, Sincerely, Anita Sheahan Coraluzzi

INDEX TO ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY-CORK APPOINTEES, VOLUME 2:
SURNAME,FIRST,VOL.-SERVICE NUMBER"
BARRYTHOMAS2: 2609
BRISLANEJNO.2:2093
BROWNFRA.2:2847
BUCKLEYJAS.2:2198
BURCHELLWM.2:2549
BURNSWM.2:2081
BYRNETIMY.2:2359
CLEARYJEREH.2:2362
COGHLANJERH.2:2747
COLEMANPAT.2:2520
COLLINSJAS.2:2057
COLLINSPATRICK2:2773
CONNELLPAT.2:2824
CONNELLTHO.2:2959
CREANJNO.2:2361
CRONINJNO.2:2329
CROWLEYJNO.2:2164
CROWLYWM.2:2548
DALEYJNO.2:2086
DRISCOLLDENIS2:2245
DRISCOLLMICL.2:2159
DUNDONTHOS.2:2441
EVANSWM.2:2012
EVANSONEDWD.2:2216
FENNESSYPHIL.2:2639
FENTONTHOS.2:2835
GIFFORDJAS.2:2083
HARDINGMICL.2:2366
HARRINGTONCOR.2:2480
HICKEYJNO.2:2378
HOGANPATRICK2:2613
HORGANJNO.2:2375
IRWINBARTHW.2:2614
KELLYMAUR.2:2079
LAFFANGEORGE2:2784
LEARYCORN.2:2830
MAHONYJNO.2:2169
MAHONYROB.2:2578
MAHONYTHOS.2:2798
MAHONYWM.2:2538
McCARTHYCALLAGN.2:2383
McCARTHYJOHN2:2800
McCARTHYMICL.2:2342
McCARTHYTIM2:2077
McCULLOGHWM.2:2395
McSWEENYFELIX2:2092
MURPHYJERH.2:2073
O BRIENMICL.2:2472
O DONNELLDAV.2:2455
O KEEFFECHAS.2:2160
O KEEFFEDAN.2:2834
O KEEFFEMICL.2:2064
O LEARYTIMY.2:2610
OLDENTHOS.2:2376
PHILPOTEDMD.2:2327
REGANTIMOTHY2:2795
RIORDANJNO.2:2331
SEALYGEORGE2:2339
SEXTONJNO.2:2097
SPILLANEDAN.2:2170
SPILLANEJNO.2:2842
SULLIVANDENIS2:2356
SULLIVANEUG.2:2321
SULLIVANJERH.2:2471
SULLIVANJNO.2:2071
SULLIVANWM.2:2333
TRACEYDAVID2:2772
WHARTONRICD.2:2379
SERVICE NUMBER-NAME-AGE-HEIGHT-NATIVE COUNTY-RELIGION-IF MARRIED & DATE*-NATIVE COUNTY OF WIFE-RECOMMENDED BY-TRADE OR CALLING-DATE OF APPOINTMENT
(*some numbers in marriage column refer to RIC authorization, refer to Jim Herlihy's work for further information)
BEGIN VOLUME 2

#2012- EVANS, Wm.- 22 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- Lord Bantry- Labourer- 31 Jan. '37

#2057- COLLINS, Jas. - 20 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- Mr. Cotter- none- 1 June '35

#2064- O KEEFFE, Micl. - 22 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- R.O. Allworth Esq.- 26 May '35

#2071- SULLIVAN, Jno. - 19 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- Major Gallwey- none- 12 Sept. '36

#2073- MURPHY, Jerh. - 20 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married Dec. '44- Tipp. - Mr. Harris J.P.- Labourer- Dec. '35

#2076- MURPHY, Pat. - 22 years- 5' 11"- Cork- C- Married cir. 20 Dec. '38- Tipp. - Samuel Penrose J.P.- Labourer- 27 Jan. '35

#2077- McCARTHY, Tim- 22 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Not married- C.J. Rutland (?) - Labourer- 29 Jan. '35

#2079- KELLY, Maur. - 24 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Married 7 Feb. '61- Kilk[enny]- Lord Riversdale- Labourer- 25 Aug. '35

#2083- GIFFORD, Jas. - 24 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- J. Egar J.P.- Weaver- 27 Oct. '35

#2086- DALEY, Jno. - 26 years- 5' 11" - Cork- C- Married 13 Jan. '45- Tipp. - Mr. Harrison J.P.- Labourer- 24 Dec. '35

#2092- McSWEENY, Felix- 25 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married Dec. '46- Limk. - Alex J. Cox J.P.- Labourer- 1 May '35

#2097- SEXTON, Jno. - 24 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married 26 July '45- Wat[erford]- J. Lynch J.P.- none- 1 Nov. '35

#2159- DRISCOLL, Micl. - 23 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- Major Galway- Farmer- 14 May '36

#2160- O KEEFFE, Chas. - 23 years- 5' 10 1/2"- Cork- C- 873W/855 (?)- Cork- S.J. Rutland- Farmer- 2 June '36

#2169- MAHONY, Jno. - 19 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 10 Oct. '46- Tipp. - Col. Wrixon J.P.- Labourer- 26 Aug. '36

#2170- SPILLANE, Dan. - 20 years- 6' 1"- Cork- C- Not married- S. Jeffries J.P.- Labourer- 13 Sept. '36

#2198- BUCKLEY, Jas. - 18 years- 5' 9"- Cork W. - C- Married 13 May '50- Kerry- Jas. Barter J.P.- none- 1 Feb. '36

#2245- DRISCOLL, Denis- 20 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- Major Wynne- Labourer- 16 July 1836

#2321- SULLIVAN, Eug. - 20 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married July 1846- Tipperary- M. Shouldham, clk.- Labourer- Jany. 1836

#2327- PHILPOT, Edmd. - 22 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married 17 Sept. 1851- Tipperary- Col. Insp. Rutland- Labourer- Feby. 1836

#2329- CRONIN, Jno. - 26 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Not married- Sub Insp. Malone- none - Mar. 1836

#2331- RIORDAN, Jno. - 22 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- F. Percy, Co. Insp.- none- May 1836

#2333- SULLIVAN, Wm.- 29 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- Lord Ennismore- Labourer- Augt. 1836

#2339- SEALY, George- 19 years- 5' 11"- Cork- P- Married 22 Jany. 1852- Tipperary- Rev'd. E.H. Kenny, clk.- Labourer- 12 Jany. 1836

#2342- McCARTHY, Micl. - 21 years- 5' 10 1/2"- Cork- C- Married August 1848- Tipperary- Mr. Leslie J.P.- Labourer- 18 Jany. 1836

#2356- SULLIVAN, Denis- 23 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married Nov. 1847- Tipperary- Jno. D. Freeman J.P.- Labourer- 20 Feby. 1836

#2359- BYRNE, Timy. - 24 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Married 1 Oct. 1844- Tipperary- Wm. L. Shouldham J.P.- Labourer- 4 March 1836

#2361- CREAN, Jno. - 22 years- 5' 9"- Cork- P- 1160W/1153 (?)- Limerick- Wm. Nash R.M.- Labourer- 31 May 1836

#2362- CLEARY, Jereh. - 24 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Sub. Insp. Grant- Labourer- 31 May 1836

#2366- HARDING, Micl. - 19 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 16 May 1857- England- The Rev'd. J.E. Orfere (sp?), clk.- Labourer- 23 Augt. 1836

#2375- HORGAN, Jno. - 22 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married Jany. 1848- Waterford- G.S. Barry J.P.- Carpenter- 1 Feby. 1836

#2376- OLDEN, Thos. - 20 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Married 7 April 1844- Waterford- Wm. R. Beecher J.P.- none- 1 Feby. 1836

#2378- HICKEY, Jno. - 20 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- Cap't. Driscoll J.P.- Shoemaker- 1 June 1836

#2379- WHARTON, Ricd. - 19 years- 5' 8"- Cork- P- Married 11 Dec. 1847- Waterford- Sir Jno. Godfrey- none- 1 June 1836

#2383- McCARTHY, Callagn. - 21 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 4 May 1844- Cork- Chief Const. Rutland- none- 9 June 1836

#2395- McCULLOGH, Wm.- 20 years- 5' 9 1/2"- Cork- P- Not married- Lord Carew- Shoemaker- 9 May 1836

#2441- DUNDON, Thos. - 22 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Married 22 Jany. 1847- Tipperary- T. Gibbons, clk.- Shopkeeper- 22 July '37

#2455- O DONNELL, Dav. - 23 years- 5' 11 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- J.W. Shetton- none- 30 May '37

#2471- SULLIVAN, Jerh. - 19 years- 6' 2"- Cork- C- Not married- Lord Bantry- Farmer- 23 May '37

#2472- O BRIEN, Micl. - 25 years- 6' 1"- Cork- C- Married cir. 6 Ju..(?) '43- Cork- Thos. Poole J.P.- Labourer- 7 Ju..(?) '37

#2480- HARRINGTON, Cor.- 24 years- 6' 0"- Cork- C- 1641W/1623 (?)- Cork- S.J. Kirwin- Farmer- 18 Dec. '37

#2520- COLEMAN, Pat. - 23 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 28 Oct. '54- Limk. - Henry Smith Esq.- none- 30 Jan. '37

#2538- MAHONY, Wm.- 20 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- J.E. Landford J.P.- none- 30 May '37

#2548- CROWLY, Wm.- 26 years- 5' 9"- Cork W. - P- Not married- Sir Aug. Warren Bart. - None- 20 may '37

#2549- BURCHELL, Wm.- 22 years- 5' 9 1/2"- Cork W- P- Not married- A. Hutchens J.P.- Farmer- 24 May '37

#2578- MAHONY, Rob. - 19 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Sir W.R. Beaby (sp?)- None- 2 Nov. '37

#2609- BARRY, Thomas- 23 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Not married- Thomas Ware Esq.- Labourer- 18 May 1837

#2610- O LEARY, Timy. - 24 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married 8 May 1854- (left blank)- Rob't. Meade Esq.- Farmer- 20 May 1837

#2613- HOGAN, Patrick- 23 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married 4 Sept. 1855- Cork- E. O Neill Esq.- Labourer- 1 June 1837

#2614- IRWIN, Barthw. - 18 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 23 Nov. 1852- Limerick- Michael Roberts Esq.- Labourer- 22 June 1837

#2639- FENNESSY [sic], Phil.- 26 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Married Feby. 1845- Limerick- G.S. Barry Esq.- Labourer- 19 Sept. 1837

#2747- COGHLAN, Jerh. - 21 years- 5' 11 7/8"- Cork- C- Not married- Major Freeman- none- 9 Augt. 1837

#2772- TRACEY, David- 26 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Lord Ennismore- none- 27 May 1837

#2773- COLLINS, Patrick- 26 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married Feby. 1846- Tipperary- T.R. Barry J.P.- Shoemaker- 31 May 1837

# 2784- LAFFAN, George- 20 years- 5' 10 1/2"- Cork- P- Not married- Colonel Hill- Farmer- 21 July 1837

#2795- REGAN, Timothy- 23 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married June 1846- Tipperary- Rev'd. M. Purcell, clk.- Labourer- 26 May 1837

#2798- MAHONY, Thos. - 21 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- John Hurley J.P.- Labourer- 5 June 1837

#2800- McCARTHY, John- 25 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- R. Dawe Esq.- Labourer- 1 July 1837

#2824- CONNELL, Pat. - 21 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married Nov. '47 & 26 Feb. '62- Wexford & Scotland- Rich'd. Ashe J.P.- none- 1 Feb. '39

#2830- LEARY, Corn. - 22 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- J.Barton J.P.- none- 27 May '39

#2834- O KEEFFE, Dan. - 21 years- 5' 11 1/2"- Cork- C- Married 8 Feb. '48- Wat[erford]- W. Allen J.P.- none- 6 July '37

#2835- FENTON, Thos. - 21 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Tho. Coppinger J.P.- none- 8 July '37

#2842- SPILLANE, Jno. - 18 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- Lord Riversdale- Farmer- 13 Oct. '37

#2847- BROWN, Fra. - 27 years- 5' 10 1/2"- Cork- P- Not married- Jno. J. Herd J.P.- none- 14 Apl. '37

#2959- CONNELL, Tho. - 28 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Cons. O Brien- none- 28 May '38

END VOLUME 2

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