Civilian Samuel Wood Hornibrook

 

Civilian Samuel Wood Hornibrook (aged 50) of Ballygroman House near Killumney/Ovens (probably near Newcestown)

Date of incident: 26 April 1922 (executed by IRA and disappeared)

 

Sources: CE, 28 April 1922; CCE, 6 May 1922; II, 3 Sept. 2006; Criminal Injuries Book, Cork East Riding, April 1918-Dec. 1920 (Claim ID 37/163, NAI); Criminal Injuries Book, Cork East Riding, Feb.-Oct. 1921 Claim ID 37/165, NAI); Application of Edward Woods to Irish Grants Committee, 31 Jan. 1927 (CO 762/133/4, TNA); Application of Matilda Warmington Woods to Irish Grants Committee, 31 Jan. 1927 (CO 762/133/5, TNA); Application of Matilda Warmington Woods to Irish Grants Committee (undated separate application), received 4 March 1927 (CO 762/133/5, TNA); Witness Statement 810 of Tim Herlihy et al., 4 (BMH); Preparatory Material Relating to Pensions for Members of the West Cork Brigade (in the possession of Diarmuid Begley, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork; Ó Broin (1985), 177; Hart (1998), 273-92; Crowley (2005), 464; Bielenberg, Borgonovo, and Donnelly (2014), 20-21; Keane (2014), 121-42; Keane (2017), 85-89, 285.

 

Note: Samuel Wood Hornibrook was abducted by the IRA at Ballygroman House on the morning of 26 April 1922; he was executed along with his father Thomas Henry Hornibrook Sr and his cousin Captain Herbert Woods a day later at a secret location after being held overnight at a safe house in Scarriff townland in Templemartin parish. He and his father and cousin appear to have been secretly buried somewhere in the Newcestown district. He was 50 years old at the time of his death.

 

Samuel Wood Hornibrook had been born in Cork city in 1872, when his father Thomas Henry Hornibrook [Sr] was 28 and his mother Mary Jane Woods Hornibrook was 41. Samuel Hornibrook eventually came to have one brother, three half-brothers, and three half-sisters. See the previous four notes.

 


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