1844.  Witnesses To Her Majesty’s Commissioners into The Law and Practice of Occupation of Land in Ireland At Bantry (Rev Christopher Freeman Curate, Richard White Esq. Landlord, Michael Murphy Miller Middleman Donemark, William Neale, Rev. Somers Payne, Land Agent,  John O’Connell Esq., Rev. Thomas Barry Parish Priest, Samuel Hutchins Esq. Landlord, Alexander Donovan, Timothy Connor, Cornelius Connor, Cornelius Henry Donovan,  Skibbereen James McCarthy, John Collins, Rev. John Fitzpatrick, Rev. John Wright (Creagh, Receiver for 38 years to Sir William Becher), Rev. James Barry, Daniel McCarthy (Malster Brewer), Henry Newman Esq. (Land Agent Secretary Agricultural Society) Caheragh, Michael Sullivan Labourer, Thomas John Hungerford (Rosebank, Skibbereen Land Agent 18 years), Thomas Townsend Esq. (Smithville, Skibbereen, Half-Pay Lieutenant Royal Navy Land Agent for 10 Years to his Aunt), William Hedges Eyre Becher Esq., Magistrate Landlord 17,000 acres from Skibbereen to Crookhaven , Charles McCarthy, John Hayes Rosscarbery 130 acres, Bandon (Maskelyne Alcock Esq., Roughgrove, Bandon, Magistrate 300 acres, Daniel Connor Esq., Manch  Magistrate, Chairman Board f Guardians, Landlord,  Agent, Rev. William  Hunter Presbyterian Minister 30 acres and 70 as undertenant, Benjamin Hosford, Maryville, Inniskear,  350 acres, Thomas Joseph Biggs Esq., Garryhandkardmore, Kinlea, Gentleman Farmer, Model Farmer 650 acres, William Anthony Spiller Esq., Upland Bandon Secretary Agricultural Society, Kinsale (William Henry Herrick Esq., Shippool Innishannon Magistrate Landlord,  Thomas Herrick Esq., Coolkirky 650 acres, William Richard Meade Esq. Landowner 400 acres, Member Agricultural Society Barrister, Michael Forrest Farmer Meadstown Liscleary 240 acres,, William Dent Springhill Farmer High Constable barony Kerrycurry, James Bogue, Lahera, Bandon in Ireland over 6 years native Scotland, 315 acres,

Part of the University of Southampton project making Irish Parliamentary records available on line. The report may be read online and gives good picture of the pre famine period.

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