We Hope We May Never See Carbery Without A Pack of Hounds,

 Skibbereen & West Carbery Eagle; or, South Western Advertiser 14 March 1863

Henry Jones Hungerford, TCD, 1856, Cahermore House, Rosscarbery, Resident, £454, 1870 return 3,532 acres.  Henry Jones Hungerford, the last effective owner and resident landlord of the Cahirmore Estate. He qualified as a Barrister and had little interest in the Estate. His income from rental was foolishly spent and on his death the Land Commission took it over.  Mary Boone Cowper Hungerford. Wife of Henry Jones Hungerford. (1870)..They had nine children most of whom emigrated.  1884, signed a protest against the dismissal of Lord Rossmore, head of Orange Order, Monaghan. At the time of its destruction in 1921 Cahermore was owned by a merchant named Regan, who had purchased the property from representatives of the Hungerford family “some years” after the death of Henry J. Hungerford, J.P.   Probably father 1863. We Hope We May Never See Carbery Without A Pack of Hounds. Dinner to Henry Jones Hungerford Esq., Cahermore, Rosscarbery, West Cork.   1861 executor, £13,000.  Thomas Hungerford Esq, TCD, Island House, Clonakilty

Launcelot Hungerford,  1865-1939    Resident Magistrate, Busselton, Western Australia.    Born Cahermore, Rosscarbery.  Doctor went to Australia. For two years he was district medical officer at Dongara, and was then transferred to Busselton, where, in addition to being a resident medical officer, he was also the resident magistrate. Cahermore, Rosscarbery, parents Henry Jones Hungerford, Mary Boon Cooper.  Died 2 February 1939; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia, Anglican              

Richard Beecher Hungerford (1801-1894), probably son of, 1793 19 July Morning Herald “Married on Monday 8th Inst at St James, Bath, Richard Hungerford of the Island to Miss (Frances Eyre) Becher, dau of Richard Becher, Esq of Hollybrook, Co Cork”, Presentment sessions Ballydehob 1845, listed 1875-6, Ballyrisode House, Goleen. 1870 return 638 acres.  Daughter Frances married Matthew Sweetnam, Leamcon House, Schull, Magistrate. listed 1875,  Skibbereen, subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876.   Probate £52 to Winispeare Hungerford, Cork, Estates at Ballyrizard, Goleen, Island in Dunmanus Bay, Cremona violin, picture of John O’Donovan, brother of General O’Donovan and their mother, to be given to their relative ‘The O’Donovan’, Lissard, other pictures and books to his daughter Frances Sweetnam. 

Thomas Hungerford Esq., 1767, Union Hall.  Ancestor Captain Thomas Hungerford, of Farley, Somerset, settled in Cork where he was married in 1640. A Thomas Hungerford Senior was buried in Rosscarbery in 1710.  The Census of 1659 shows him as owner of Croaghna and Gortngrenane (Rathbarry area) with a population of 2 English and 13 Irish. He purchased considerable estates in the Rosscarbery area and on 28th October 1674 purchased Rathbarry Castle from Edward Williams. Died 1680-81, buried in Rosscarbery Cathedral where there is a monument to him. His son Richard left Rathbarry in 1691 and occupied the Island of Inchydoney, Clonakilty.   (Tuckey’s Cork Remembrancer) – AD 1772 – Feb. 24 – About three o clock this morning, the house of Thomas Hungerford, esquire, and the King’s stores at Glandore, were attacked by a great number of armed men, in order to rescue a cargo of tobacco; they were however beaten off by Mr. Hungerford, assisted by a party from the Thunderbolt cutter. Several of the persons who made the attack were wounded.  Shown 1788 as owner of adjoining lands estate map of Sir John Freke, Bart. 1809 subscriber of revised edition of Meredith Hanmer, Chronicles of Ireland.  1800 in a group including Hungerfords of The Island and Cahermore, William Allen of Ring, James Sadlier of Shannonvale, Rev. William Stewart, Wellfield signing Pre Union Manifesto.

Thomas Hungerford Esq, TCD, Island House, Clonakilty.  Thomas Hungerford (1789-1861). He established the present day estate of Cahirmore and married Alicia Jones, the daughter of a landed family from Glandore. 1817 Freemason Skibbereen. Thomas Hungerford, Cahirmore, County Cork, to Henry Goulburn, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, 7 August 1823, enclosing petition of Hungerford, Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquis Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, Dublin Castle, referring to the distress of the peasantry in his district, and emphasising his belief in the benefits of establishing the linen trade on a permanent basis in the area. Requests a government loan of £3,000 to reclaim 300 acres of his own unimproved land for the cultivation of flax, and to establish a linen manufactory for weavers and spinners, 7 August 1823.  Cholera 1832. Lewis, 1837, Kilcoe:  Two manorial courts are held here monthly by the seneschals of the bishop of Ross and Thos. Hungerford Esq. respectively. In 1851 the Cahirmore estate covered the townlands of Cahirmore, Freehanes, Maulyregan, Maulantanavally and Gounbrack with total acreage of 2780 acres and a valuation of £962. Hungerford let the estate at a yearly rent of £4.0.0 an acre. This was usually increased depending on the quality of the land in some areas. Despite the huge income the estate was practically bankrupt by 1900. (c.1850)1822 local fishery committee.  Vice president Bandon Brunswick Constitutional Club 1828. County Freeman of Cork City voting in Cork City Election 1837. Listed 1835, 1838, 1842, 1843, sitting Rosscarbery, 1835. Gave evidence 1835 to enquiry to Poor Law Commission.  1861 Supporting Alexander O’Driscoll, J.P. suspended, Bandon 1841. Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837, subscriber 1861 to Smith’s History of Cork. Attended 18, Grand Jury Presentments. 1861 probate to Henry Jones Hungerford, Millfield, £13,000.

Thomas Hungerford, (1795-1870), pre 1831, voted 1850 for William Hungerford as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty).  


Portrait of Alicia Jone Hungerford (c.1814) 

Present not certain which Thomas at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. Cork Summer Assizes 1828.  Involved in attempts to amicably resolve tithes 1838.  Attending Protestant Conservative Society meeting 1832.   Protestant protest meeting Cork 1834.  Subscriber as The Island Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837, subscriber 1861 to Smith’s History of Cork. Freedom of Cork 1830 described as radical and a very great one  in politics. County Freeman of Cork City voting in Cork City Election 1837. Attended 11, Grand Jury Presentments. Died 1870 probate £3,000, to widow Caroline nee Sandes.  Will recites complex marriage settlement 1842.

William Hungerford (1837-1908), 1881, Sun Mount, Ballyvackey and Castle Ventry, Clonakilty.  Farmer. 1884, signed a protest against the dismissal of Lord Rossmore, head of Orange Order, Monaghan. George Beamish was leasing Sunmount to Rev. W. John Day at the time of Griffith’s Valuation, when it was valued at £20 5s. Lewis refers to Ballyvackey as the seat of G. Beamish in 1837. In 1906 it was owned by William Hungerford and valued at £23. It is no longer extant.  Probate £1,738 to widow Ellen Lucinda nee Hedges Becher.