1848, 1849. Payment by Puxleys of Mining Royalties for Allihies Copper Mines to Bantry Estate. Lord Bantry complains of a Chronic Shortage of Money by Himself and Son Viscount Berehaven.
Richard Earl of Bantry, 1843, Glengariff Cottage. 1821 meeting on distress Skibbereen huge praise for Catholic Clergy for contributing to peace. 1822 Lord Lieutenant sends £100 for local distress, £50 for Berehaven. 1824 entertaining Dr. Egan, Co Adjutor Catholic Bishop of Kerry. 1834 Member Committee Cork Protestants. Signed public declaration to Alexander O’Driscoll on his removal as Magistrate 1835 with Simon White, John Puxley, Arthur Hutchins, Thomas Baldwin, Samuel Townsend Junior and Senior, Hugh Lawton, Thomas Somerville, Richard Townsend Senior, Rev. Alleyn Evanson, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Townsend, Lyttleton Lyster. Subscriber Lewis 1837. Member Commission on Magistrates 1838 at Seafield Park. Supporting (Apologies) Alexander O’Driscoll, JP suspended, Bandon 1841. Brother in law of Lord Viscount Ennismore. Complaining 1848 of a chronic lack of cash as was his son Viscount Berehaven, mining royalties from Puxleys Allihies Copper Mines £1,500 per annum.
Lord Richard Viscount Berehaven, 2nd Earl of Bantry. (White/Bantry), (1800-1868) Bantry, Pre 1831. Bearhaven Lord “In a Silver Box, as a testimony of their High Esteem for this highly respected young Nobleman”. (1821) Subscriber 1821 Dr Thomas Wood’s ‘Primitive Inhabitants of Ireland. Notified as Magistrate of Catholic Meeting on Loyalty to King 1825. Deputy Lieutenant 1832. Member Commission on Magistrates 1838. Attending Protestant Conservative Society meeting 1832. Protestant Protest Meeting Bandon 1834. He enjoyed an income of £9,000 per annum. He also married well in 1836 in London ; his wife’s Lady Mary O’Brien’s (a descendant of Brian Boru) dowry was £30,000. At Bantry Vote Registration Session 1840 with Augustus Payne JP (His Land Agent), Revs Sadler and Triphook. Probably focus of perceived ’Orange’ faction in Bantry by Liberals. On death of his father became Earl of Bantry in 1851 following 3 years abroad. He amassed Bantry House Art Collection. Member provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845. Beara Estate sold to Lord Clinton c 1850 subject to scathing criticism of him and agent Patrick O’Sullivan, Millcove by Dublin Barrister Prendergast of treatment of tenants and recovery of arrears.