1824  Barony of Carbery, in West Cork, which has good roads, corn stores and regular shipping to Cork, Dublin and even Portugal.

The Kerry Orpen family are related by marriage to the Hutchinsons landlord family of Clonee, Durrus, Swantons of Ballydehob, O’Sullivans of Ballighadown, Drimoleague/Caheragh.  The artist William Orpen is of the family.

 

http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=1883

Burke describes the Orpen family as claiming great antiquity. They settled in Ireland after the Cromwellian wars and married into some of the other influential families in Co. Kerry including the Herberts.

Richard Orpen was agent for Sir William Petty on his Co. Kerry estates. Over 4000 acres of the estate of Richard Becher Opren in the barony of Glanarought were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in November 1852. The petitioner was John B. Warren, who later acquired parts of the Orpen lands in this area. Over 10,000 acres of the estate of Adrian Taylor, in which members of the Orpen and Warren families had an interest, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in May 1855. Richard J.T. Orpen was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Kenmare and Kilgravan at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. In the 1870s the estate of the late Sir Richard Orpen amounted to over 12,000 acres in Co. Kerry as well as 300 acres in Co. Cork. The representatives of F.H. Orpen were the proprietors of 800 acres in county Kerry at the same time.

Bantry/Durrus Hutchinsons:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ce2v219hccdaJWm3mLL7gz-ocnDFxNTD_bWJEV1RAL0/edit

CSO/RP/1824/1466 TITLE: Letter from Emanuel Hutchinson Orpen, Dublin, concerning commercial development needs of County Kerry SCOPE & CONTENT: Letter from Emanuel Hutchinson Orpen, attorney, 50 Exchequer Street, Dublin, to Henry Goulburn, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, offering detailed observation on impediments to progress of commercial development of southern County Kerry. Comments on backward state of district from Dingle bay to Kenmare, and seeks a good road from district of Killarney to the harbour of Sneem; such a development would facilitate creation of a broader infrastructure for local commerce and export trade. Remarks on poverty of people and quotes from earlier letter the greater part of the tenantry on estate of Marquis Lansdowne [Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice] ‘actually make his Lordship’s rent by begging’. Points to example of Carbery, in County Cork, which has good roads, corn stores and regular shipping to Cork, Dublin and even Portugal. Urges parliamentary assistance for public works in Ireland, for fishing and manufacturing, and extension of bounties for flax production. Alludes also to applications from principal landowners in region for laying of new roads in order to improve travel and enhance access.

 

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NAI REFERENCE:

CSO/RP/1824/1466

TITLE:

Letter from Emanuel Hutchinson Orpen, Dublin, concerning commercial development needs of County Kerry

SCOPE & CONTENT:

Letter from Emanuel Hutchinson Orpen, attorney, 50 Exchequer Street, Dublin, to Henry Goulburn, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, offering detailed observation on impediments to progress of commercial development of southern County Kerry. Comments on backward state of district from Dingle bay to Kenmare, and seeks a good road from district of Killarney to the harbour of Sneem; such a development would facilitate creation of a broader infrastructure for local commerce and export trade. Remarks on poverty of people and quotes from earlier letter the greater part of the tenantry on estate of Marquis Lansdowne [Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice] ‘actually make his Lordship’s rent by begging’. Points to example of Carbery, in County Cork, which has good roads, corn stores and regular shipping to Cork, Dublin and even Portugal. Urges parliamentary assistance for public works in Ireland, for fishing and manufacturing, and extension of bounties for flax production. Alludes also to applications from principal landowners in region for laying of new roads in order to improve travel and enhance access.

EXTENT:

2 items; 7pp

DATE(S):

27 Mar 1824

DATE EARLY:

1824

DATE LATE:

1824

ORIGINAL REFERENCE:

1824/10138

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