Lord Kenmare:

1840 Evictions by Lord Kenmare and his Middleman David Mellifont, at Ahil, Bantry and other areas, Distress, Typhus, Borrowing from Butter Merchants.

Mellifont lived at Carriganass Castle (Ballylickey/Kealkil) and this was bought by William O’Sullivan Esq.

The Mellifonts may have been rapparees in the Ballingeary area in the 17th century, conformed to the Church of Ireland and became land owners in the Bantry and Dunmanway areas, lawyers and military officers with property on Grafton St., Dublin. Is it possible that Mellifont is an agnomen for a local name such as O’Leary.