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Rushbrooke is an urban area on the western side of Cobh on Great Island in Cork Harbour, Ireland. It is in the townland of Ringacoltig (Irish: Rinn an Chabaltaigh, meaning "headland of the navy"). The area is named after Frederica Harriet Rushbrooke and her son and daughter who were granted lands under the 'Midleton Act' (1850). This followed the suicide of the 5th Viscount Midleton, George Alan Broderick (1806-1848), who died by inhaling charcoal on 1 November 1848.
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Other names by which Rushbrooke, Suffolk has been known in the past
Rushbroke ~ Rushbrook
Rushbrooke, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Rushbrooke, par., Suffolk, on river Lark, 3 miles SE. of Bury St Edmunds, 1060 ac., pop. 135; Rushbrooke Hall, seat of the Rushbrooke family, is a splendid moated mansion, standing in an extensive park, and is partly of the time of John and partly of that of Elizabeth.
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