From Irish Manuscript Commission Registry of Deeds

Will 3

Will of Thomas Becher,  Property Magnate, Sherkin Island,  Co Cork, Esq.,  21 August 1705.  Proved 11th March 1708.

11 March 1708.  Brothers in Law, Henry Turner, Richard Turner and John Roberts, Trustees and Executors. Wife Elizabeth Becher. Sons Edward and Michael Becher both married. His Henry John and Lionell Becher daughter Susan Becher.   Kinsman Francis Becher Tallough (Tallow),  Co Waterford Clerk.    Legacy to Parish of Ballymodan (Bandon)

Ardtentane, Cahiroleckeny, Ratooragh, Gortloen, Banratonacane, Kiltomane, Mauladinny and Coomfarna in parish of Schull.   Ballyrisode, Dunkilly,  Callirisoughtra,  Baltenoughtra, Kilbean, Lynane, Cahir, Quorisk,  Co Cork. Baneaknockakane and Quolaigh,  Parish of Schull, Co. Cork. Old Court, Kilfenan, Glaunaroura. Leasehold lands of Aghadowne, Kilkilleene, Callitrumore, Callitrumbegg, Drumnacahara, Lysheenoughra, Kilmoonagh, Cluddagh, Smorane, Quoecurine, Rinedolane, Gortnaclough, Skibbereene alias New-Stapletown, Coronra, All in Co Cork.

Witness: Dive Downes (Son-in-Law)

Lord Bishop of Cork and Ross.    Robert Conrad, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Esq.   Benjamin Weekes, Cork, Notary Public, James Russell servant to Bishop of Cork.

Memorial witnessed by John Connell P.G.P. Skyaner

1 456, 356.                                                                            John Roberts seal

His son in law Dives Downes toured West Cork c 1700 and is widely quoted in Maziers Brady’s History of the Dioceses of Cork and Ross:

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