About Michael McSwiney
- 1802, September 26 Birth recorded at Parish of St. Marys & St. Annes, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
- 1824 PIGOT & CO.'S DIRECTORY, CORK CITY, CO. CORK: McSwiney, Michael (62 Barrack Street) Vintners and Spirit and Porter Houses...
1837 - Parish of St. Nicholas, Cork - Select Committee on Fictitious Votes, Ireland, p.75) Voters in Cork city exempt from rates 1837: Michael McSwiney (records/2073812)
1838 Unsure if this is our Michael. In Ireland anyone who owned or rented land in 1838 that was worth ten pounds or more, had the right to vote: known as the Ten Pound Householders. Michael Swiney is listed as such 1838 at Cove Street, City of Cork records 2074357, Appendix No. 9
Also lived at Ballintemple, Blackrock, Cork City, as per his death record ( They are two districts near the river and near his brother's place - O'Callaghan and Honoria)
His wife "M'Swiney, (?First name) Mrs Michael - died aged 38 on 30 December 1862 [Source Cork Examiner]. Her birthdate would have been c.1824.
Michael died nine months later at 59 years old: Died October 3 1863 - at Ballintemple, Blackrock, cork. [Sources: Cork Examiner - states he was 59 yrs old - and Southern Chronicle, 7 Oct 1863]
--------------------------------------- The following papers may attain to this Michael McSwiney (1802-1863):
Cork City Archives - Michael Sweeney Papers U164
Misc. docs collected by Mr Sweeney including:
- 30 Nov 1820 Summons to Wm. S. Bernard, Sheriff of Cork, to attend case between Robert Aldridge, Esq., and Sir James Laurence Cotter, Baronet
- Draft codicil to last will and testament of Revd.John Webb, of Rosanna otherwise Cooleymorroghue, N. Liberties of Cork, 1839;
- 1841 Schedule of original deeds belonging to Dr. Webb;
- 29 Sep 1849 Proposal of Richard Daly Charleville to become a tenant of Evans on the lands of Ardglass, Barony of Orrery and Kilmore