On the 8th January 1886 it was reported in the Shields Daily Gazette and Shipping Telegraph that ‘moonlighters’ savagely beat Mr. David Burley (Burleigh), the Petty Session Clerk, in search of arms the previous day and no arrests were made.
At that time the Petty Sessions were held in Carrigboy (Durrus), the courthouse is still extant next to Ó Suilleabhaín’s pub. Mr Burley (or Burleigh) lived in Beech House, the large house between the West Lodge Hotel and the cemetery in Bantry.
Daughter to Kildare Place Training College he may have originated from around Innishannon, possibly lived at Beach House, Bantry at one stage.
Adm to widow Elizabeth Durrus effects £193 3s 5d