Bianconi, Charles, was born in 1786 at Tregolo, a village in Lombardy. Going to Ireland, he there, in 1815, after being a seller of prints, a carver and gilder, and a dealer in bullion, started a public conveyance between Cahir and Clonmel. His business as a jobber grew to such an extent that his cars covered a distance of nearly 4,000 miles per day. He was twice, in 1844 and 1845, mayor of Clonmel, and after he had purchased the estate of Longfield in the neighbourhood of Cashel he was appointed in 1863 a deputy-lieutenant. He retired in 1865, and died ten years later. His family was connected with O'Connell's by marriage.