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 now the location of the Maritime Hotel. This was build on stores which were once Young property. There are descendants in the Dunmanway area.
The pilchard fishery was run in the early 18th century by the Galwey, Meade, Bird, Young, Vickery and Davies families.