Legal tenure of various Estates acquired by the Land Commission in West Carbery and Bantry Bere, West Cork c 1900.

Legal tenure of various Estates acquired by the Land Commission in West Carbery and Bantry Bere, West Cork c 1900.

Most of the agricultural land in Ireland was bought by the tenants through the Land Commission in the years around 1900. The owners were given a handsome premium on market value but had to produce title to the satisfaction of the Land Commission Examiners.

These title papers are held in Portlaoise. In many cases they contain details of family settlements as well and other documents the originals of which were destroyed in the Public Records Office in 1922.

There is a comprehensive card index in the Manuscript of the National Library in Kildare Street, Dublin of title and wills. This is files by County and Barony.

This is a selection of a few for parts of the Baronies of West Carbery and Bantry Bere:

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The Landed Estates Database in Galway which is online has good information on the various estates.

John Jervois Murphy (1820-1883), from Newtown Bantry West Cork, to Mayor Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

John Jervois Murphy(1820-1883), from Newtown Bantry West Cork, to Mayor Ipswich, Queensland, Australia:

http://blog.library.ipswich.qld.gov.au/lh/2010/07/12/mayors-of-ipswich/

The Murphy family had been Middle Men to the Brown (Kenmare) Estate at Newtown since at least the early 18th century nd later ran mills and a brewery. The house was at the back of the present Bantry Tyre property formerly Flatleys factory. His maternal side were the Jervoises a substantial landowning family at Brade outside Skibbereen. In the early 18th century they had property interests in then developing Cork City.

Middle men Bantry area 1740s of Kenmare (Brown) Estate: Michael Murphy Newtown, Casey Miller, Newtown, Thomas Hutchins, Ballylickey, Various Galweys, Gilbert and Richard Mellefont Donemark, Beversham Harman Laheran, Henry Puxley Gortaneer, John Young Direenkallig Robert Young Droominateenly, Isaac and Joshua Doe, Forester

Middle men Bantry area 1740s of Kenmare (Brown) Estate: Michael Murphy Newtown, Casey Miller, Newtown, Thomas Hutchins, Ballylickey, Various Galweys, Gilbert and Richard Mellefont Donemark, Beversham Harman Laheran, Henry Puxley Gortaneer, John Young Direenkallig Robert Young Droominateenly, Isaac and Joshua Doe, Forester

From page 27 onwards receipts of rents, Vol 6, Dr Casey, O’Kiev Cishe Mong from 1188

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On Line Kenmare Records:

http://www.irishmanuscripts.ie/digital/The%20Kenmare%20Manuscripts/

Names and Addresses of Magistrates, deputy Lieutenants, Co. Cork, 1836

Total number 298 of whom 258 active. Compiled by J Chatterston, Clerk of Peace, Co. Cork, 1836. Looking at the list the vast majority are Protestants, in a County which was probably 85% Catholic, some of local families originally Catholic who converted and a small few Catholic. Apart from Landowners many are Church of Ireland clergy. At that time it was the State Church and the clergy performed many civic functions.

http://books.google.ie/books?id=41USAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA10&lpg=RA1-PA10&dq=baldwin+newcourt+cork&source=bl&ots=syoB7H7IkH&sig=3_QskHbSaP1DzatVuRXU2g2P-pQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7MtQU83FKYLm7AaM4YGQCg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=baldwin%20newcourt%20cork&f=false

Cork barristers, Sir William Foster Stawell (1815-89), Oldcourt Co. Cork to Attorney General and Chief Justice, Melbourne, Redmond Barry (1815-89), Ballyclough, Co. Cork Chief Justice, Victoria, 40 hats on the Munster Circuit 1842 and not enough work for 20, and the development of Australian Legal Infrastructure

Cork barristers, Sir William Foster Stawell (1815-89), Oldcourt Co. Cork to Attorney General and Chief Justice, Melbourne, Redmond Barry (1815-89), Ballyclough, Co. Cork Chief Justice, Victoria, 40 hats on the Munster Circuit 1842 and not enough work for 20, and the development of Australian Legal Infrastructure

The Stawells were established in the Kinsale area from the early 17th century. He was a nephew of Foster Speaker of the Irish Parliament, Chancellor the Irish Exchequer and a Pro Bono Commissioner of Bogs in the 1820s.

The Barry were in Cork from the 12th century in the eastern part of the county.

Both Barry and Stawell were friendly and came from large families. Opportunities for professional advancement in Cork and Ireland were limited at the time. Various reports credited them with probity, diligence and energy both in the administration of Justice and in the wider world of public works and the arts.

Stawell:

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/stawell-sir-william-foster-4635

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stawell-sir-william-foster-4635

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Foster_Stawell

http://books.google.ie/books?id=X3fzrbh24RsC&pg=PR8&lpg=PR8&dq=sir+william+foster+stawell+australia&source=bl&ots=HNhsb2rTQt&sig=iqzqw67R-a1JbU0lVGpl56En-ls&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mQlMU4-dOrDb7Aax2oCgBg&ved=0CG8Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=sir%20william%20foster%20stawell%20australia&f=false

Barry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redmond_Barry

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/barry-sir-redmond-2946

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/barry-sir-redmond-2946

Cork Lawyers:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqhnQGE3ANjzdEkxdVM0YVNzbzFHbV8tRGxNM2pmMWc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Cork Law Students (117), Grey’s Inns, London 1600-1885.

This is taken from an online book which has significant gaps in the period covered. It may be the case that Cork student applied from an English address. Until into the 19th century there was an obligation on Irish Law Students to attend on of the Inns of Court in London (Middle Temple, Inner Temple, Linloln’s Inn, Grey’s Inns) before qualifying as a barrister.

This list is incorporated into a listing of Cork Lawyers. In the period pre 1700 names of a Norman background feature, Barry, Fitzgerald, Nagle, Roche and old Cork families Galweys (the great survivors) and Coppingers (Danish descent) the odd Gaelic name Kearney. After the settler names predominate as well as Gaelic Irish who may have made their money in business or held onto land or converted. A pattern emerges as law being a genetic inheritance, many of the same names recur over generations.

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