Nomination of Cess Payers by Grand Jury, Co. Cork, 1830 including Baronies of Bere, Bantry and Carbery.

The listing is reflective of the class of strong farmers and minor landlords.

The cess was used in theory to provide infrastructure such as roads and bridges and amounted to around 12% of the rent paid by tenant farmers.  In practice it was perceived to be the subject of abuse by the landlord to favour their pet projects or favoured contractors.


Some of the Bantry and Durrus figures are included here:

Courtesy Gordon Kingston: