West Cork History

1741 Deed of contemplated Marriage Rooska, Barony of Bantry and Bere, West Cork, names mentioned Varian, Vickery, Baker, Denis, Ferguson. The deed is referred to in a later deed of 1790 sworn in Cork. These deeds were located by Ron Price (historian of the Sullivan/Vickery family) in Belfast in the PRO microfilm of the Registry of Deeds, Dublin records.

They would seems to cast doubt on the theory that the Bantry Vickery family originated with two brothers shipwrecked or at least put the shipwreck a generation back.  The brothers may still have been shipwrecked but returning to their homeplace.

The names referred to are the Varians of Rooska, Richard son of Richard was marrying 1741 Grace Ferguson daughter of John Ferguson of Four Mile Water (Durrus). The Fergusons were either in Clashadoo or Coomkeen and the name features even in the 1938 Durrus School Folklore Project as one of the…

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