Regulations made in 1735 Between The Owners of Seine Boats in Bantry Bay, Dispute to be Determined by Mr Nicholas Mead at His House ‘Spread Eagle’. Presented to Fishery Enquiry 1836 by Mr. R. Young and 1749 Bounty from Royal Dublin Society to Mr. Meade and Young for Fish Landings at Bantry.
The Young family were involved in the Bantry Fishery since at least 1600. The Youngs lived at Young’s Point possibly Rearour. The location of the present Maritime Hotel is probably on the site of fish palaces which seems to have been abandoned around 1750 when they were leased to the Young family. This was build on stores which were once Young property. There are descendants in the Dunmanway area.
Nicholas Meade turns up c 1755 in deeds as a merchant in Bandon.
The pilchard fishery was run in the early 18th century by the Galwey, Meade, Bird, Young, Vickery and Davies families.
Nicholas Meade Bantry Merchant. 1750 affidavit before Richard White, JP, that Marcus Downey, Timothy Sullivan and 16 hands involved in rescue of Hampton Court, Captain Moyson and Prince Frederick UK Archives: ADM 106/1080/261