This account of the Cole family from West Carbery was privately published in Belfast in 1943. It is remarkable insofar as it contains extracts from various census of the 18th and 19th centuries and other fragments of historical records no longer available. it is probable that most of the research was conducted c1910 in the Public Record Office before the shredding of census for war material in World war 1 and the destruction of records in the Public Records Office in 1922.
The Reverend R.Lee Cole, M.A. B.D. of the Methodist Church was the son of the Reverend Richard Cole from Durrus, he resided in Skibbereen for some time. His grandfather Mr. Richard Lee practised as an architect in Skibbereen.