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IE BL/SC/CB

Cork Baronies

1709 - 1829

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30 items
 

CONTEXT:

IE BL/SC/CB is a collection of unrelated deeds held in UCC Library. These archives were acquired by UCC in 2006 by Crónán Ó Doibhlin, Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC Library.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE:

This is a collection of legal documents, mostly from 18th century and principally in vellum, concerning lands in the Cork baronies of East Carbery, Ibane & Barrymore, Kerrycurrihy, Kilmalea, Kilnameaky, Kinalea, Orrery & Kilmore, and West Muskerry. Parties include Francis Bernard, Humphrey Massey, Richard Hedges, George Stamers, John and George Sealy, John Fitzgerald, John Wakeham, Francis Lord Viscount Bandon/Earl of Bandon, John Martin, Rev. Richard Watson, Daniel Webb, John Bouchier, and others.

It is listed in date order.

See also the Bantry Estate Collection and Cork Deeds

CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE:

Access: Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.

Language:    English

Finding Aid:  Item Description (see below)

BL/SC/CB

1.      28 July 1709

Agreement made between Francis Edwards, Jacob Sawbridge, Elias Turner, and Charles Ward on behalf of the Governor and Company for making Hollow-Sword Blades in England in the first part, and Francis Bernard, City of Dublin, in the second part. For the sum of £3,566. 5s. 0d. paid by Bernard to the Governor and Company, for a term of one year, they convey to Bernard the town and lands of Knocknacarra, Killdara, [Coghans], Coolmayne, Ballynagragh, Ballinvradigg, Coolbane, Garrylucas Upper, Ballincurrig, and Ardacrow, all in Cork county. Signed by all parties, and signed and sealed by Bernard.   4pp

2.      1711

Lease made between Francis Bernard, Castlemahon, Co. Cork, and Humphry Massey, Co. Cork. Bernard conveys the towne {sic} and lands of [Coolenegurteeny] alias [Killnegurteeny], Barony of Muskry, Cork, to Massey, for a term of 31 years paying a yearly rent of £45 sterling. Signed and sealed by Bernard.   5pp

3.       9 Apr 1712
see also
4 & 8

Lease made between Robert Gookin, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork, and William Wescomb, Bandonbridge, Co. Cork, the 25 acres of lands which Major Appollos Morris now holds in [East Gully], Barrony {sic} of Kinalmeaky, for the annual sum of [£15] sterling, for three lives. It is agreed that on the death of Wescomb or replacement of any named life, an additional sum of £2. 10s. will be paid. Signed and sealed by Gookin. 1 skin

4.      20 Sep 1720
see also
3 & 8

Lease made between Robert Gookin, Courtmcsherry, Co. Cork, and William Wescomb, Bandonbridge, Co. Cork. It is for 25 acres of lands in the barony of Kinalmeaky for the annual sum of £15. It is agreed that on the death of Wescomb or replacement of any named life, an additional sum of £2. 10s. will be paid. If any alteration is made on the lands, a further sum of £7. 10s. is to be paid. Signed and sealed by Gookin and Wescomb.   1 skin

5.     23 July 1722

Indenture tripartite made between George Deyos, City of Dublin, and George Theobald Deyos (eldest son of Deyos) in the first part, Francis Bernard, City of Dublin in the second part, and Francis Woodley, City of Dublin in the third part. Bernard pays £800 to George Deyos and George Theobald Deyos, for lands of Bealgooly {sic}, Knockacawlea {sic}, Ballindinish {sic} in the barony of Kinallea {sic} County Cork, the remaining amount due to complete the sale of lands originally agreed by the parties in an agreement made 4th April 1718. Details of this can also be found within the deed. Signed and sealed by both Deyos’.   1 skin

6.     13 Sep 1733

Agreement made between Francis Bernard (eldest son and heir to the late Francis Bernard Esq., one of his Majesties Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland), Castlemahon, County Cork, and Richard Hedges, Macrompe {sic}, County Cork. It involves the lands of Tullaghbreedy {sic} East and West containing 296acres; Lackaduffe containing 196acres; Tobbernasoole Parke and Warren Parke including all houses and businesses, containing 108acres 1rood; Sleveen Two Gneeves, Sleveen One Gneeve and a halfe, and Sleveen half a Gneeve, containing together 141acres; [Carrigleigh[ Parke Clonfadda containing 158acres; Tirebeg containing 108acres; Coadrum containing 285acres; and also one halfe {sic} of the several houses, cabins and shops in Macrompe (it lists the various families and houses involved); and one halfe of the ffayers {sic} and markets of Macrompe, whatever profits from tolls, duties and profits; one halfe of the mills of Macrompe and the mill lands Magheron containing 19acres; and one halfe of the profits and advantages of the Manor Courts of Macrompe, Blarney and Kilcrea, all in the barony of Muskery. It is for the longest living natural lives of Richard Hedges, Richard Hedges (his Grandson) and Frances Hedges (his Granddaughter), for an annual rent of £213. 16s. to be paid half yearly on the 1st November and 1st March. There is information on an earlier agreement between Hedges and the late Francis Bernard made on the 13th December 1710. Signed and sealed by Bernard and Richard Hedges.   2 skins

7.    24 Sep 1734

Agreement of renewal of life made between Robert Gookin, Courtmacsherry, County Cork, and Daniel Sullivan, Bandonbridge, County of Cork. Sullivan pays the fee of £5 to Gookin to include Edward Carbery Jr., aged 11years, son of Edward Carbery, Bandonbridge, as a new life named in an agreement made originally between Gookin and Sullivan on 29th May 1712. It is for the lands of Knockagarrane, in the barony of Kinalmakey, County Cork, for three lives for the annual sum of £18, payable half-yearly on the feast day of St. Michael the archangell {sic} and Lady Day. Signed and sealed by both parties.   2 skins

8.     3 Sep 1735
see also
3 & 4

Agreement of renewal of life made between Robert Gookin, Courtmacsherry, County Cork, and Catherine Wescomb (widow of the late William Wescomb), East Gully, County Cork. Wescomb pays the fees of £7. 10s. and £2. 10s. paying for changes made to the lands and to include a new life on the agreement made originally between Gookin and William Wescomb on 3rd April 1712.for the 25 acres of lands which Major Appollos Morris now holds in [East Gully], Barrony {sic} of Kinalmeaky, for the annual sum of [£15] sterling, for three lives. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

9.     17 Dec 1739

Lease made between Thomas Baylie, Ballincolly {sic}, County Cork, and James Bernard, Castle Bernard, County Cork. For the sum of five shillings, Baylie conveys to Bernard the town and lands of Cloghdowane containing one plowland, in the Barony of Kinalea, County Cork, for one year, for the annual rent of one peppercorn, if demanded, due the 1st May next. Signed and sealed by Baylie only.   1 skin

10.    19 May 1755

Bargain of Sale made between John Buckworth, [Ballyconniffe], County Tipperary, and Jonas Stammers, [Rathtrent], County Cork. For the sum of £580, Buckworth sells to Stammers the town and lands of Garranbeg, containing one half plowland, in the Barony of Kinalmeaky, County Cork. Signed and sealed by Buckworth only.   1 skin

11.     31 Oct 1758

Lease made between Francis Bernard, Castle Bernard, County Cork, and Thomas Harris, [Skeafin], County Cork, for the town and lands of [Ballycatten] now in the possession of Darby Lean and the Sweenys together, containing about 110acres, in the Barony of East Carbery, County Cork. It is for a term of 900 years beginning from the 25th March next, at a yearly rent of seven shillings per English acre of land held by Lean, and 5 shillings 6 pence per English acre of land held by the Sweenys for the first two years of the term, and thereafter seven shillings per English acre for all the lands for the remainder of the term, payable half-yearly on the 29th September and 25th March. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

12.     10 May 1762

Agreement made between John Bernard, Bernard’s Hall, County Corke, and George Sealy, Bandon, County Cork. For the sum of £60 paid to Bernard by Sealy, Bernard conveys to Sealy two fields, part of the lands of East Gully now in the tenancy of Sealy, containing five and a half acres and eight perches English statute measure, in the barony of Kinalmeaky, forever. The annual rent is £10 to be paid half-yearly on the 29th September and 25th March. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 item

13.     29 Oct 1762

Fee farm grant made between John Bernard, Bernard’s Hall, County Cork, and John Sealy, Bandon, County Cork. For the sum of £113. 16s paid to Bernard by Sealy, Bernard conveys Sealy the lands known as [Polden’s] and Martin’s Clancoole containing 258acres together with the bog of [Powlnaturrig], in the barony of Kinalmeaky, now in the possession of Sealy and his undertenants, forever. It is for an annual rent of £50 to be paid half-yearly on the 29th September and 25th March. Bernard and his heirs reserves the right of mining and hunting on these lands. Extra duties are also due on the lands. Signed and sealed by both parties. On the reverse of deed is information relating to the Sealys and the Court of the Irish Land Commission Land Purchase Act between 1913-1916.   1 item

14.     7 Mar 1764

Lease made between James Bernard, Castle Bernard, County Cork, and Edward Beecher, Ballycattin {sic} County Cork, for twenty-nine and three-quarter acres and twenty perches English statute measure of the lands of Ballycattin, the barony of East Carbery, for 895 years, an annual rent of five shillings an acre, payable half-yearly on the 29th September and 25th March. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

15.     25 Nov 1779

Agreement made between George Stamers (eldest son and heir of the late Jonas Stamers), Rathtrout {sic}, County Cork, and James Bernard, Castle Bernard, County Cork. For the sum of £400. 16s paid to Stamers by Bernard, Stamers conveys to Bernard the town and lands of Gurranbeg, containing one half plowland, barony of Kinalmeaky, forever. These lands were involved in an earlier fee farm grant made between John Buckworth, [Ballycomiskin], Co. Tipperary, and Jonas Stamers, made on 18th & 19th May 1755 and at the time in the tenure of Thomas Beamish. Signed and sealed by Stamers only.   2 skins

16.     21 Mar 1780

Lease made between John FitzGerald, [Garranejames], County Cork and Christopher Harris, Lisgriffin, County Corke {sic} for part of the land of Ardprior containing sixty-nine and a half acres in the Barony of Orrery and Kilmore, County Corke. It is for three lives at an annual rent of £72:19:6 payable half-yearly. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

17.     1780
see also
The Bantry Estate Collection

Renewal of lease made between Francis Bernard, City of London, and Robert Hedges, Mounthedges, County Corke {sic}, for the town and lands of Gurteenroe, containing 207acres, Barony of Muskery {sic}, County Corke. It is for three lives for an annual rent of £26 to be paid half-yearly, 1st November and 1st May. It is not signed or sealed.   2 skins

18.      24 Feb 1781

Agreement made between John FitzGerald, Middleton {sic}, County Cork, and James Bernard, Castle Bernard, County Cork. For the sum of £1,200 paid by Bernard to FitzGerald, FitzGerald conveys to Bernard the town and lands of Ardprior and Miltereagh, Barony of Orrery and Kilmore, County Cork for a term of one thousand years. However, if FitzGerald repays the £1,200 to Bernard before the end of the first year of the term, the agreement is void. The interest is £6 per £100 to be paid half-yearly on the 24th August and 24th February until the amount is re-paid in full. It is also agreed between the parties that FitzGerald can continue to lease these lands during the term. Signed and sealed by FitzGerald only.   2 skins

19.     18 Dec 1782

Agreement made between George Stepney (eldest son and heir at law of Stepney Rawson Stepney, late of Abington, County Limerick), Durrow, Kings County (Offaly), the Rev. Arthur Champagne (Deane {sic} of Clomacnoise), George Rawson, Dublin City, the Rev Arthur Champagne (the younger, Clerk), and James Glascock, Dublin City, all in the one part, and James Bernard, Castle Bernard, County Cork. For the sum of £17: 2s:0d, Bernard renews for one year a lease for the town and lands of Cloghdowane in the barony of Kinalea, County Cork. Signed and sealed by Bernard only.   3 skins

20.     22 Oct 1785

Memorandum of agreement made between James Bernard and John Wakeham. Bernard leases to Wakeham part of the lands of Johnstown, lately in the possession of John Cotter, containing seventeen acres, three roods and four perches English Statute measure, for three lives at an annual rent of £10. 13s, payable half yearly on the first of May and first of November. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

21.     4 Apr 1786

Lease made between James Bernard, Windsor, South Liberties of the county of the city of Corke {sic} and Penelope Sandy (widow and Administratix of Windsor Sandy), Windsor Hill, County Corke. It is for the lands of Killahora (otherwise known as Windsor Hill) containing 96acres, in the barony of Barrymore, for a term of 9,999 years for an annual rent of £52 to be paid half-yearly on the 25th March and 29th September. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

22.      1 Oct 1787

Renewal of the lease made between Francis Bernard, Castle Bernard, County Corke {sic} and John Grady, Cahir, County Limerick, for the lands of Downowen containing three and a half plowlands, in the Barony of Ibane and Barryroe. It is for a term of 31 years from 1784 for an annual rent of £55 to by pay half-yearly.
Signed and sealed by both parties.   3 skins

23.     10 Sep 1795
See also
26

Renewal of lease made between the Honourable Francis Lord Bandon, Castle Bernard, County Corke {sic}, and Alleyne McCarthy (eldest son and heir at law of Alleyn McCarthy the elder, late of Knockagrane, County Corke), City of Corke. For the renewal fine of £5, Bandon leases to McCarthy part of the lands of Knockagrane and [Derresilagh], Barony of Kinalmeakey, for 3 lives (named) for an annual rent £50: 1s: 0d to be paid half-yearly. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

24.      1 Nov 1796

Bargain of Sale made between Dame Joanna Marie [Trant] FitzGerald, Grants Town, County Cork and Thomas Daunt (Apothecary), City of Cork. For the sum of £1,350 paid by Daunt to FitzGerald, she grants to him part of the lands of Killmichael called Myrtheville containing 80 acres, Barony of Kerricurrihy, County Cork. It is for the remainder of the term of 760 years. Signed and sealed by both parties.   3 skins

25.     28 Sep 1797

Lease made between the right honourable Francis, Lord Viscount Bandon, Castle Bernard, County Cork, and John Martin, Killycloyne, Co. Cork. For the sum of £118 paid by Martin to Bandon, Bandon releases part of the lands of Johnstown for three lives (renewable for a pepper corn rent fine) at an annual rent of £49: 17s:0d to be paid half-yearly. Signed and sealed by both parties.   2 skins

26.     2 Aug 1817
See also
23

Renewal of lease made between the right honourable Francis, Earl of Bandon, Castle Bernard, Ireland and Alleyn McCarthy. For the renewal fine of £5, Bandon leases to McCarthy part of the lands of Knockagrane and Derresillagh, Barony of Kinalmeka, County Cork. It is for the annual rent of £50:1s:8d to be paid half-yearly. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

27.     1 June 1818
See also
30

Renewal of lease made between Francis, Earl of Bandon, Castle Bernard, Ireland, and Christopher Knight Sanders (Lieutenant, Corps of Royal Engineers), the Rev. Richard Watson (Clerk), Landaff, South Wales, and Dorcas Watson (otherwise Sanders, his wife), Eliza Sanders and Belinda Sanders (Spinsters), both of the city of Cork. For the renewal fine of one pepper corn, Bandon leases to Sanders part of the lands of Moygn known as Grass Yard and Coolafore, and all the lands of Moygn called Lisheen and Moneavadoe containing 206 acres plantation measure, Barony of Orrery and Killmore, County Cork. It is for the term of the lives listed above for a yearly rent of £157:6s:8d. Signed and sealed by all except the Watsons.   1 skin

28.     5 Apr 1819

Renewal of lease made between Daniel James Webb (Esq. and late a Captain in the 4th Regiment of Dragoon Guards), Woodvill Lodge, Co. Tipperary, and John Bouchier (Esq.), Baggotstown, Co. Limerick. For a renewal fine of 3 whole pepper corns, Webb conveys to Bouchier the lands of Corelis and Kilbeg, containing 46 acres plantation measure in the Barony of Orrery and Kilmore, County Cork. It is for 3 lives now named in renewal at a yearly rent of £41. Signed and sealed by both parties.   1 skin

29.     26 Jan 1826

Renewal of lease made between the right honourable Francis, Earl of Bandon, Castle Bernard, County Cork, and James Baldwin (husband of Francis Baldwin, otherwise Banfield), and Jonas Bernard, both of Bandon, County Cork. For the sum of £522:10s:0d, Bandon conveys to Baldwin and Bernard the lands of Knockagarrane containing 103 acres, and a parcel of land, houses and grist mill at East Gully containing 17 acres, in the barony of Kinalmeaky, County Cork. It is for three lives (named) and an annual rent of £41 to be paid half-yearly. Signed and sealed by all parties.   5 skins

30.     19 Oct 1829
See also
27

Renewal of lease made between the right honourable Francis, Earl of Bandon, Castle Bernard, County Cork, and the Rev. Richard Watson (Clerk), Trafalgar, surburbs in the city of Cork, Rev. Thomas Waggett (Clerk), Trafalgar, City of Cork, Belinda Waggett (his wife, otherwise Sanders), and Eliza Sanders (Spinster), Trafalgar, City of Cork. For the renewal fine of [one pepper corn] Bandon leases to Watson part of the lands of Moygn known as Grass Yard and Coolafore, and all the lands of Moygn called Lisheen and Moneavadoe containing 206 acres plantation measure, Barony of Orrery and Killmore, County Cork. It is for the term of the lives listed above for a yearly rent of £145:4s:7d. Signed and sealed by all parties.   3 skins


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Author: Emer Twomey, Archivist, UCC Library, University College Cork

Last updated: 08 March 2016

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