I had a search through some books I have on Cork families, one in particular
titles "The Pooles of Mayfield, and other Irish families" by Rosemary Ffolliott doesn't
have anything on Massey, Oldham or Bowler. There was a mention of a man named
Bartholomew Poole b 24.7.1741 marrying a Jane Rice in 1773. She was buried 14.9.1788.
They had two children, a son Thomas born and died 1773 and a daughter Alice bapt. 18.11.1776
married 14.2.1796 to Benjamin Tanner of Bandon. So no Rice connection there to any of the
surnames you mentioned.
I also searched another resource by Rosemary Ffolliott, newspaper index for years
1790 until 1830 ( I know a bit early ). I did find two references to surnames connected to your
1. Death notice in newspaper Cork Morning Intelligence Thursday 18.9.1821
" On Friday 14th inst. at the house of his brother in law H. Massey Esq., Kinsale William Bowler
2. Marriage notice in newspaper Cork Mercantile Chronicle 28 Nov 1809
" on Saturday by the Rev. Mr. Donovan at St. Nicholas Church, Mr. John Oldham late of Blarney,
to Miss Anne Hollis of Fish Street.
So two definite connections to your surnames. You already knew that John Oldham was married to
Anne Hollis. St Nicholas' Church is in Cove Street, Cork acro
ss the River Lee from the South Mall and Patrick Street ( which is the main street). It is no longer used as a church but is currently being used as an office. Picture here -http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=CC®no=20514598
A great free site for looking up Church births, marriages and burials is www.irishgenealogy.ie
You can browse through church records. Some St. Nicholas records are on it, but they seem to
be included with the South Parish church which is R.C. This is just one entry for a Mary Cole ( I am not associating it with your Mary) however it mentions St. Nicholas and a few other churches at the side of the record. Worth browsing. http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/e904d60051889
Some Oldhams and Masseys on it. Not all Cork Parishes are on it. Kinsale is not on it.
With regard to the Griffiths valuation, Litter is actually in the Barony of Fermoy about 60 miles from Kinsale. There are many Massey graves in Castlehyde cemetery which is just outside Fermoy.
Also a lot of Masseys in Macroom area.
Havn't found much on Henry Massey Esq. Kinsale, he seems to have been a member of the
Kinsale town council at some stage.
that's it for now