R.I.C. Nominal Returns for Millstreet

At the start of each year, the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) gave a nominal return (listing) of all personnel in each county with details of their service number, rank, name, barrack, religion, appointment date, marriage status, and sometimes other information. The R.I.C. remained in Millstreet until January/February 1922 when the Barrack in the Square was taken over. Below are the details of the personnel listed in those nominal returns for the Millstreet Barrack:

8th Jan 1910

Service # Rank Name Religion Appointment Date  
52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 /
1-11-04
56316 Bransfield John RC 01/02/94 M
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
56899 Flynn John RC 01/05/95 M
58402 Sullivan Thomas RC 15/08/98 M
56257 Patrick Sheehan RC 02/01/94 M

 

1911

52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04 M
56316 Bransfield John RC 01/02/94 M
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
56899 Flynn John RC 01/05/95 M
60683 Con Sullivan Patrick RC 15/04/02 M

 

TODO ?? What happened to the records for the years 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915 ??

1914

Sergeant in Charge –
Name: Patrick Mulcahy
Station: Millstreet
District: Macroom
County: West Cork

13 Jan 1916

52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04
62210 Con Byrne Wm RC 01/11/06
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
60161 Lougheed William E RC 02/09/04 M
62283 Mullane Michael RC 05/12/06 M
60683 Con Sullivan Patrick RC 15/04/02 M

6 Jan 1917

52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04
62210 Con Byrne Wm RC 01/11/06
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
63563 Con Deegan Thomas J RC 23/04/08 M
60161 Lougheed William E RC 02/09/04 M
62283 Mullane Michael RC 05/12/06 M
60683 Con Sullivan Patrick RC 15/04/02 M

6 Jan 1917

52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04
62210 Con Byrne Wm RC 01/11/06
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
63563 Con Deegan Thomas J RC 23/04/08 M
60161 Lougheed William E RC 02/09/04 M
62283 Mullane Michael RC 05/12/06 M
60683 Con Sullivan Patrick RC 15/04/02 M

5th Jan 1918

52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04
62210 Con Byrne Wm RC 01/11/06
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
63563 Con Deegan Thomas J RC 23/04/08 M
60161 Lougheed William E RC 02/09/04 M
60683 Con Sullivan Patrick RC 15/04/02 M

1919

52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04
62210 Con Byrne Wm RC 01/11/06 M
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
63563 Con Deegan Thomas J RC 23/04/08 M
60161 Lougheed William E RC 02/09/04 M
66027 Stenson Patrick RC 17/07/11 S
60683 Con Sullivan Patrick RC 15/04/02 M

14th Jan 1920

 

52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04
62210 Con Byrne Wm RC 1-11-06 / 1-9-20
63563 Con Deegan Thomas J RC 23/04/08 M
64127 Hickey Thomas RC 13/07/08 M
61765 Lydon Matthew J RC 26/03/06 M
62739 McAuliffe John RC 01/07/07 M
60683 Con Sullivan Patrick RC 15/04/02 M

 

What becomes abundantly clear here is the jump in personnel from seven in 1920 to twenty one in 1921, and thirty six in the photo below taken later in 1921. This was due mainly to the influx of the auxiliaries and the black & tans at that time. In 1921 for the first time we see protestants on the list.

1921

62210 Sgt Byrne Wm RC 1-11-06 / 1-9-20 M
52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 / 1-11-04 M
60683 Sgt Sullivan Patrick RC 15-4-02 / 1-8-20 M
73169 Con Adey, George.
(2 Acfold Road, Fulham. Clerk, ex marine. born 12/11/00)
P 21/09/20 S
71037 Con Barry James RC 13/04/20 M
63563 Con Deegan Thomas J RC 23/04/08 M
61391 Con Dowd Michael J RC 15/05/05 M
73329 Con Duckham G.H.S
(labourer, born 6 may.1900)
Murdered near Clondrohid in June 1921 when returning from his wedding
P 24/09/20 S
73328 Con Duckham Wm H.
(born 1901. 4 Bridle Path, Beddington, Surrey)
P 24/09/20 S
73332 Con Jackson Ernest E P 24/09/20 M
68765 Con Joyce John RC 03/10/16 S
69781 King James RC 01/07/19 S
61765 Lydon Matthew J RC 26/03/06 M
63385 Meade James RC 24/10/07 M
67850 Murphy James J RC 18/05/14 S
64514 McGrath Wm RC 15/12/08 S
73311 Pennyfather Charles A
(Cork Cutter from London. born 18/12/97)
P 24/09/20 S
71116 Renolds Paul RC 22/04/20 S
64100 Ryan Joseph RC 09/07/08 M
71833 Sands Henry W P 06/07/20 S
69704 Somers Daniel RC 01/05/19 S
71945 Stone Herbert
(born 01/06/91, Banker, ex-soldier, 19 jun 20 to ?)
P 19/07/20 S
From Picture Millstreet. The little girl in front is Patricia Deegan, with her father Sergeant Thomas J Deegan.

 

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Please Note: It is obviously not a complete list of personnel in Millstreet. Some could be here for a short time, and not be here at the end of the year when the returns were made. It often leads to confusion of a sort.

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The 1911 census of the barracks gives just the initials of the constables (for safety reasons?). These are expended here using the yearly returns (above)

1911 Census – Residents of a house 22.1 in Main Street (Drishane, Cork)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Mulcahy
(family)
Patrick 43 Male Roman Catholic
Sheehan
(family)
Patrick 39 Male Roman Catholic
Bransfield
(family)
John 38 Male Roman Catholic
Flynn
(family)
John 38 Male Roman Catholic
F M 36 Male Roman Catholic
Kelleher
(family)
Patrick 30 Male Roman Catholic

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Further details on some of the men:

73328 Duckham Wm Henry – 28 Oct 1901 – 5ft 8′ – from London – Protestant – Recommendation: Major Fleming Cl – labourer – 24 Sept 20 – Cork WR – 1 Oct 20

73329 Duckham George HS – 6 May 1900 – 5ft9′ – from London – Protestant – Recommendation: Major Fleming Cl – Milkman – 24 Sept 20 – Cork WR – 1 Oct 20

73311 Pennyfather Chas A – 18 Dec 1897 – 5ft 8 – from London – Protestant – Recommendation: Major Fleming Cl – Cork Cutter, ex soldier – 24 Sept 20 – Cork WR – 1 Oct 20 –
Punishments: 4 days pay 2-4-21, £1 10-6-21, Dismissed 23-11-21
(TODO: was he the one that shot Captain Paddy McCarthy at Mill lane on 22nd Nov 1921 ???)

52443 Mulcahy Patrick – aged 20 when appointed – 5ft10′ – from Tipp SR – Catholic – 18-9-95 – Kerry – Recommendation: D.I. Shoveller – groom – 25 April 87 – Kerry 17 Sept 87, Cork W.R 19-4-95 – A.Sergeant 1-4-02, Sergeant 1-11-04, H Const 12-5-21.
Disbanded 5-5-22, Cork N.W. no 12, CA £236-13-4

District Inspectors 1905
John Rowan Millstreet
John J Lee

List of C.F.F. Subscribers  (C.F.F => Constabulary Force Funds)
35698 Const John Nicholson, Main St. Millstreet, Co. Cork

Head Constable (Sergent in charge)
52552 Charles H Gillis 1905, 1906
Patrick Mulcahy –Jan 1907

Thomas J Deegan was promoted to Sergeant in Millstreet on 1st March 1921 according to his service record [R.D.]

Patrick Mulcahy was promoted to Head Constable on May 21st 1921. Head Constable was a senior rank in the Royal Irish Constabulary, with authority lying somewhere between the ranks of Inspector and Superintendent. (TODO: see article on patrick mulcahy)

Note: John Bransfield had been in Millstreet since at least 1905 (note the birth of his son John).

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DONE: Charles Pennyfather was discharged the day after Captain Paddy McCarthy was killed on Mill Lane. Was he the one that fired the murderous shot? NO: His dismissal was exactly a year later – Nov 1920 => Nov 1921.

TODO: who was the M.F. in the 1911 census above?

TODO: Complete, and publish further RIC personnel notes  HERE, currently unstructured and unordered.

TODO:  is the above 62283 Michael Mullane the same michael mullane as Dublin Metropolitan police 1924? or even the same one as was  in WWI HERE?

TODO: how did the C.F.F. Fund work?

NOTE: we will add to this article as we find more details

 

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