1845. Earl of Bandon, County Lieutenant, enclosing an extract from a letter re Famine Relief of Rev Dr Traill, Schull, which had been translated into Irish and been found useful in the west Cork area.
The National Archive online catalogue have multiple reference to the Earl of Bandon efforts to secure famine Relief.
RLFC/2/Z17206 Date: 04 Dec 1845
Right Honourable Honourable James 2nd Earl of Bandon, Custos Rotorum, (1785-1856), Castlebernard, FRANCIS (1st EARL of BANDON) and HARRIET (Boyle) had James (heir and 2nd Earl born 14th June 1785 in Bandon and died 31st October 1856 at Castle Bernard) m 13th March, 1809 in Cashel Mary Susan Brodrick eldest daughter of Charles, Archbishop of Cashel and sister of Charles, 6th Viscount Midleton. Mary was born 9th October 1787 and died 23rd April 1870, buried in Bandon. Due to rising war related prices land rents estimated 1811 at £30,000. Succeeded to title and estate after his father’s death in 1830. Subscriber Lewis Richard Dowden papers: 1837. 1842 Subscriber Jacksons County and City Directory. 1844 Printed handbill/notice , ‘Cork Art Union for the promotion of the fine arts in the South of Ireland’, annual subscription appeal. President is Lord Viscount Bernard MP (Lord Bandon). Printed by W Scraggs, 102 Patricks Street. (1p) Subscriber John Ryan, 1845 ’20 Years of Popish Persecution’. Made huge efforts during the Famine to secure relief. County Grand Master Orange Order. Fellow Royal Society 1845. Member Commission on Magistrates 1838 subscriber, 2 copies, 1861 to Smith’s History of Cork. Bandon 1869.
Dr. Edward Wetenhall Lord Bishop of Cork and Ross, BA, Cambridge,, FRS, (1636-1713), 1679. Member Dublin Philosophical Society. Wrote of his cruel suffering at the hands of Irish Papists 1688-1690. One of seven Church of Ireland Bishops to stay in Ireland 1688-1690. Pamphlet controversy with William Penn. In 1710 he drew up a memorial to James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, the Lord Lieutenant, urging the need of providing ‘books of religion’ in the Irish language, in accordance with the ideas of John Richardson, D.D. (1664–1747), a clergyman in his diocese