1805 Return by Commissioners Appointed under Act 40, George 111, cap.34, King of England Compensation for Abolition of Pocket and Rotten Boroughs. Baltimore, Sir Richard Freke, Bart., £15,000/£17.3 Million, Richard Boyle Townsend, Dingle, £15,000/£17.3 Million, Rathcormac, Francis Earl of Bandon, Sampson Stawell (Kinsale) Viscount Doneraile, Trustees in will of of Lord Riversdale, 1787, (Hull, Schull family), £15,000/£17.3 Million, Clonakilty, Richard Earl of Shannon (Great Earl of Cork descendant), £15,000/£17.3 Million.
To get an idea of the value of £15,000 in 1805, the salary offered to new teachers in the National Education System around 1828 was £28 a year a multiple of 535. The starting pay for a teacher in Ireland is now €36,000. A multiple of that is €19.26 million or £17.3 million sterling.
Re Townsend see site of Colonel John Townsend re family:
Sir John Freke, 1766, Castle Freke, Committed to the county Gaol, By Sir John Freke, Bart., CORNELIUS HAYES, JEREMIAH DEMPSEY, PETER CAIN, and DANIEL HURLEY, charged with riotously assembling with several others and committing several acts of outrage in the town of Ross, and with being concerned in assaulting and wounding Isaac Hewit, and Parker Roche. Map of estate by Thomas Sherrard 1787. John and Elizabeth Gore had issue:- Sir John Freke, Bart, 6th Baron Carbery, born 11th November 1765 who represented the borough of Donegal in the Irish Parliament and on 25th January, 1783 he married his cousin Catherine Charlotte Saunders, third daughter of his uncle, the Earl of Arran. Address: Saunders Court, Co Wexford. Catherine Charlotte was born Sept 1766 and died 23rd February 1852.
John was grandmaster of the Freemasons of Munster. He died 12th May 1844 aged 80. Of Castle Freke, Laxton Hall in Northamptonshire and of Belgrave Square in London. He sat as Sir John Freke in the Irish House of Commons. 1805 Return by Commissioners Appointed under Act 40, George 111, cap.34, King of England Compensation for Abolition of Pocket and Rotten Boroughs. Baltimore, Sir Richard Freke, Bart., £15,000/£17.3 Million. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Gore and succeeded to the title of Baronet on the death of his father on 20th March 1777. In 1807 on the death of his cousin John, fifth Lord Carbery, he succeeded to the peerage. He was one of the largest landed proprietors in Ireland and constantly resided on his estates.
Left estate valued at £90,000 (c €100 million 2018 equivalent). Left rental of estates for life to his wife. On his death he directed that the principal family seat and residence should be Castle and that his inheritor should reside there at least four months in the year. If the inheritor was to become Catholic, the interest in the estate would cease and go to the next in line provided such party was Protestant.
Francis Bernard, 1st Earl of Bandon (1755-1830), 1772, Castle Bernard, Bandon, only son James Bernard and Esther Smith d Percy Smith. M Lady Catherine Henrietta Boyle d Richard, 2nd Earl of Shannon. MP Ennis 1778-83, Delegate 1783 to Irish Volunteer convention. Requested to be president of Bandon Brunswick Constitutional Club 1828 donated £50. Bandonbridge in Irish Parliament to 1790. Lady Charlotte Bernard, 2nd daughter married 3rd Viscount Doneraile. Freeman of Cork 1777. 1805 Return by Commissioners Appointed under Act 40, George 111, cap.34, King of England Compensation for Abolition of Pocket and Rotten Boroughs. Rathcormac, Francis Earl of Bandon, Sampson Stawell (Kinsale) Viscount Doneraile, Trustees in will of of Lord Riversdale, 1787, (Hull, Schull family), £15,000/£17.3 Million.
Lord Riversdale Hull line, later William Baron Riversdale (Tonson), Lisnegar, Rathcormac. Pre 1830. Deputy Lieutenant 1832, listed 1838 Presumable ancestor
Amazing amounts – they must have been great revenue-spinners.