Thank you Noreen. Great information. If you could give me the address of that house (next to the brewery) sometime, I could look it up on 'google maps'street view.
I was in Cork in 1994 and looked for 7 Ferry Hill. There was a large stone white-washed wall around the back of the property and it seemed now only to be someone's backyard as if the main house had been demolished, the front door had been bricked over. The street led down to the river and was where the Ferry used to leave from, I was told. I have a note here written by my brother - who had visited some years before -and he mentions it is off Dominic Street, Pope's Quay. I would love you to find it.
Yes, as you say the names keep popping up. There was a Julia RAYMOND who was witness at Victoria's wedding - wonder where she comes into it!
Thanks again, Marjery