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ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY

Updated 29 Sep 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 3

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 RIC CORK APPOINTEES, VOLUME 3
SURNAMEFIRSTVOL:SERVICE NUMBER
AHERNJNO.3:3794
BARRYMICL.3:3310
BENSONBLAKEY3:3798
BRENNANPAT.3:3627
BROWNETIMY.3:3153
BUCKLEYCORNS.3:3609
BURKETHOS.3:3632
CALLAGHANDENIS3:3635
CASEYTHOS.3:3292
COLLINSDENIS3:3726
CRONINTIMY.3:3272
CROWLEYJERH.3:3630
CUNNINGHAMPAT.3:3628
DALYJAS.3:3795
DREWDAN.3:3759
DRISCOLLJERH.3:3797
EGANJNO.3:3791
FLYNNMAUCE.3:3818
GODSILWILLM.3:3537
GUINEEDAN.3:3274
HAYNESDAVID P.3:3162
HICKIEJAS.3:3799
HOGANJOHN3:3150
HOGLEN (sp?)THOS.3:3619
HURLEYDAN3:3160
HURLEYMICL.3:3161
KEARNEYJAS.3:3136
KENNELLYPAT.3:3257
KENTDENIS3:3299
LEARYDENIS3:3766
LEARYEDW.3:3782
LYNCHDAVID3:3865
MADDENHEN.3:3753
MAHONYTHOS.3:3157
McAULIFFEDAN3:3800
McCARTHYBART.3:3622
McCARTHYCHAS.3:3068
McCARTHYPAT.3:3620
MORANPIERCE3:3300
MURPHYJOHN3:3065
MURPHYTIMY.3:3152
NOWLAN [sic]THOS.3:3293
O BRIENRICH'D.3:3262
O< CONNORWM.3:3164
O LEARYDENIS3:3631
O LEARYJERH.3:3621
POWERGEO.3:3626
POWERJOHN3:3823
PRICEHEN.3:3756
REILLYJOHN3:3982
ROHANCORNL.3:3143
RYANMATTH.3:3638
RYANMIC.3:3309
SEWARDJOHN3:3064
SHEEHANJOHN3:3286
SLYNEEDWARD3:3803
SPILLANEWM.3:3768
SULLIVANMICL.3:3625
WARNERWM.3:3778
WHITETHOMAS3:3534
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)

#3064- SEWARD, John- 22 years- 5' 9 1/4"- Cork E. - C- Was privately married, 65311/2745- No county given for wife- J.W. Edgar, J.P.- Labourer- 8 Feb. 1838

#3065- MURPHY, John- 22 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Not married- P. Perrott Esq.- Labourer- 23 Feby. 1838

#3068- McCARTHY, Chas. - 27 years- 5' 9 1/2 "- Cork- C- Married 12 Feby. 1848- Cork- Wm. Croke J.P.- Farmer- 21 May 1838

#3136- KEARNEY, Jas. - 23 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Not married- Peter Besnard J.P.- Labourer- 18 Jany. 1838

#3143- ROHAN, Cornl. - 20 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Leyne Hide- Labourer- 18 April 1838

#3150- HOGAN, John- 26 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Not married- Rev'd. John Edgar- Labourer- 20 June 1838

#3152- MURPHY, Timy. - 22 years- 5' 8 1/4"- Cork- C- Not married- Samuel Penrose Esq.- Farmer- 24 July 1838

#3153- BROWNE, John- 20 years- 5' 8 3/4"- Cork- C- Married 28 Dec. 1852, cir. 18 Nov. '52 & 17 May 1863 (?)- Limerick & Cork W.R.- Richard Townsend Esq.- Labourer- 17 Augt. 1838

#3157- MAHONY, Thos. - 21 years- 5' 9 1/2"- Cork- P- Married 21 Nov. 1854- Limerick- Henry Beadle Esq.- Labourer- 18 Oct. 1838

#3160- HURLEY, Dan- 20 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married 13 Nov. 1849- Limerick- John Barton- Labourer- 5 Nov. 1838

#3161- HURLEY, Michl. - 22 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Widower- D. Connor Esq.- None- 24 Nov. 1838

#3162- HAYNES, David P. - 20 years- 5' 9 1/2"- Cork- P- Married 3 Nov. 1849- Limerick- D. O Callaghan Esq.- Labourer- 27 Nov. 1838

#3164- O CONNOR, Wm.- 22 years- 5' 10 1/2"- Cork- C- Married 9 July 1844- Limerick- John C. Wallace- Labourer- 18 April 1838

#3257- KENNELLY, Pat. - 23 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Married Oct. '48- Tipperary- Jas. Pratt, clk.- Farmer- 18 Jan. '38

#3262- O BRIEN, Richd. - 27 years- 5' 9 3/4"- Cork- C- Married Oct. '43- Limerick- H.M. Smith J.P.- none- 17 March '38

#3272- CRONIN, Timy. - 24 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Married 9 Jan. '53- Cork- Mr. Orpen, clk.- Labourer- 16 May '38

#3274- GUINEE, Dan. - 22 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- Christr. Galway- none- 13 June '38.

#3286- SHEEHAN, John- 19 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 9 May '43- Tipperary- Sir. A. Perrier- Coachwright- 22 Sept. '38

#3292- CASEY, Thos. - 24 years- 5' 8 3/4"- Cork- C- Not married- J. Bruee (sp?)- none- 15 Dec. '38 & Feb. '42

#3293- NOWLAN, Thos. - 20 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Not married- L. Corban J.P.- Labourer- 16 Jan '38

#3299- KENT, Denis- 21 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Married 20 Nov. '47- Tipperary- Laur. Corban J.P.- Labourer- 16 Jan. '38

#3300- MORAN, Pierce- 21 years- 6' 0"- Cork- P- Married 16 Oct. '57- (left blank)- Laur. Corban J.P.- Labourer- 16 Jan. '38

#3309- RYAN, Mic. - 20 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 12 April '49 & 25 April '61- Tipperary & Tipperary- W.H. Franks J.P.- Labourer- 18 June '38

#3310- BARRY, Micl. - 20 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Danl. Leahy J.P.- Labourer- 18 June '38

#3534- WHITE, Thomas- 19 years- 5' 8"- Cork- P- Married 17 May 1846- Roscommon- Inspector General- none- 7 Dec. 1839

#3537- GODSIL, Willm. - 21 years- 5' 9"- Cork- P- Married cir. 18 Nov. 1852 (also 17 Jany. 1852?)- Kerry- Sir A. Warren Bart. - Farmer- 12 Jany. 1839

#3609- BUCKLEY, Corns. - 22 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Married 20 Jany. 1856- Cork- Jno. Leader Esq.- Labourer- 31 Jan. '56

#3619- HOGLEN (sp?), Thos. - 18 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- P- Married 12 Feb. '52- (left blank)- H. Loughlin Esq.- none- 18 Apl. '39

#3620- McCARTHY, Pat. - 22 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 5 Dec. '52 (also cir. 18 Nov. '52)- Limerick- Thos. Hungerford- Labourer- 22 April '39

#3621- O LEARY, Jerh. - 23 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- J. Gore Jones- Farmer- 25 Apl. '39

#3622- McCARTHY, Bart. - 20 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married Feb. '53- Limerick- Henry Gilman- Labourer- 6 May '39

#3625- SULLIVAN, Micl. - 22 years- 5' 8 3/4"- Cork- C- Not married- Fras. T. Coppinger Esq.- none- 27 June '39

#3626- POWER, Geo. - 20 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- Rd. Townsend Esq.- Labourer- 10 July '39

#3627- BRENNAN, Pat. - 19 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- Henry Wallace J.P.- Labourer- 30 July '39

#3628- CUNNINGHAM, Pat. - 19 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married Oct. '47- Tipperary- ___ Longfield Esq.- Labourer- 17 July '39

#3630- CROWLEY, Jerh. - 21 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Married 28 July 1863- Limerick- Thos. Hungerford Esq.- none- 6 Aug. '39

#3631- O LEARY, Denis- 21 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Married Sept. '56- Limerick- Jno. Power Esq.- Labourer- 19 Aug. '39

#3632- BURKE, Thos. - 24 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Married 29 March '52- Limerick- Jno. O Connell Esq.- Labourer- 5 Aug. '39

#3635- CALLAGHAN, Denis- 20 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Married 18 May '53- Cork- J. Hungerford- Labourer- 7 Sept. '39

#3638- RYAN, Matth. - 24 years- 5' 9 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- Jno. O Hea Esq.- none- 11 Sept. '39

#3726- COLLINS, Denis- 26 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married 20 June '44- Tipperary- Jno. O Hea Esq.- Labourer- 29 May '39

#3753- MADDEN, Hen. - 21 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- P- Not married- H.A. Newenham- none- 1 Jan. '39

#3756- PRICE, Hen. - 19 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Married 4 Nov. '51- (left blank)- J. Bresnard J.P.- Clerk- 14 Jan. '39

#3759- DREW, Dan. - 20 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- Danl. Leahy- Clerk- 23 Jan. '39

#3766- LEARY, Denis- 20 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- M. Galwey J.P.- Labourer- 29 Apl. '39

#3768- SPILLANE, Wm.- 20 years- 5' 8 1/2"- Cork- P- Married 23 Aug. '53- L-Derry- A.B. Beamish- none- 2 July '39

#3778- WARNER, Wm.- 19 years- 5' 9 3/4"- Cork- C- Married 8 Apl. '52- Tipperary- W. Minihan J.P.- Labourer- 1 Oct. '39

#3782- LEARY, Edw. - 19 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Jas. Leader Esq.- Carpenter- 24 Dec. '39

#3791- EGAN, Jno. - 23 years- 5' 11"- Cork- C- Married 3 Oct. '44- Tipperary- J.P. Volkes (sp?) R.M.- Labourer- 20 Apl. '39

#3794- AHERN, Jno. - 19 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married 19 Oct. '48- Tipperary- Sir Anthony Perrier- Labourer- 7 May '39

#3795- DALY, Jas. - 21 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- J. Besnard Esq.- Clerk- 9 May '39

#3797- DRISCOLL, Jerh. - 25 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- J. Hamilton J.P.- Labourer- 10 may '39

#3798- BENSON, Blakey (sp?)- 19 years- 5' 8 1/4"- Cork- C- Married 10 Jn. (June?) '46- Cork- Jno. Saunders J.P.- Sailor- 14 May '39

#3799- HICKIE, Jas. - 21 years- 6' 0"- Cork- C- Not married- Wm. Barry J.P.- Labourer- 15 May '39

#3800- McAULIFFE, Dan. - 20 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Not married- Thos. Ware J.P.- Labourer- 1 July '39

#3803- SLYNE, Edward- 23 years- 5' 9"- Cork- C- Not married- Cap't. Beamish J.P.- Labourer- 11 Augt. 1839

#3818- FLYNN, Maurice- 19 years- 5' 8"- Cork- C- Married 30 Sept. 1852- England- Sire Anthony Perrier- Clerk- 26 June 1839

#3823- POWER, John- 20 years- 5' 10"- Cork- C- Not married- Sir Anthony Perrier- none- 3 Oct. 1839

#3865- LYNCH, David- 20 years- 5' 10 1/2"- Cork- C- Not married- G.S. Barry J.P.- none- 6 Feby. 1839

#3982- REILLY, John- 27 years- 5' 11 1/2"- Cork- C- Married (no date)- Limerick- G.S. Barry- Labourer- 5 June 1840.

*****END OF VOLUME 2- PART 2 (Service numbers 2001 through 4000)****


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