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Letter to the Earl of Bantry [criticising his conduct towards his tenants] or, A warning to English purchasers of the perils of the Irish Encumbered estates court; exemplified in the purchase by Lord Charles Pelham Clinton, M.P., of two estates in the Barony of Bere, county of Cork.

This letter was drafted by Mr. Prendergast barrister and gives details of evictions, rent payment procedures including the payment of rent by way of butter, canting of cattle and resistance to evictions.

Lord Clinton appears in a reference to the slate quarry at Kilcrohane 1861 Skibbereen Eagle as having a house at Crookhaven built with the slates by William Martin Murphy’s father.

Berehaven evictions letter to Lord Bantry