1887. Monsignor Pesco, Papal Envoy Visit to Bantry to See Baroness of Bantry, (Rosamond Catharine Petre), only Visitor to Him in the Evening John Edward Barrett, J.P., Carriganass Castle, Kealkil.
Rosamond Catharine Petre MBE
(25 Aug 1857 –
5 Feb 1942)
(m 18 Feb 1886)
daughter of Hon. Edmund George Petre\
Lord Petre 1817 – 1884
John Edward Barrett, (1825-1895), 1856, Carriganass Castle, Bantry, Resident, £279, sitting Bantry 1862, wife daughter William O’Sullivans Esq., of Carriganass (Kealkil) who previously occupied Castle. She inherited a major portion of her father’s estate. Purchased from David Mellifont c 1824. Carrigbui signed the Testimonial to Resident Magistrate, John Gore Jones, Bantry, 1844. Seeking equality of endowment in Catholic education 1859. 1862 promoting pier at Bantry John Warren Payne J.P., George Sheehan P.P., William Young, William Tisdall, Richard Evanson, John E. Barrett J.P. Member election committee McCarthy Downing, Skibbereen, 1868. Address to Earl of Bantry 1868. Present at the opening of Skibbereen Railway, July, 1877. 1882, Tim Healy, M.P., objecting to his appointment as Valuer. Had been guarded by police for two year never went out unarmed. 1882 Committee Bantry Bay Regatta. 1884 managing the shooting and fishing of the Bantry Estates of the Earl of Kenmare. 1884, signed a protest against the dismissal of Lord Rossmore, Head of Orange Order, Monaghan. In 1886, Father Shinkwin, Parish Priest of Bantry, alleged that at a meeting of the Cork Defence Union (of Landlords) he vilified clergy in the district. 1887. Monsignor Pesco, Papal Envoy Visit to Bantry to See Baroness of Bantry, (Rosamond Catharine Petre), only Visitor to Him in the Evening John Edward Barrett, J.P., Carriganass Castle, Kealkil Assisted in getting piers built in Muintervara 1888. James Gilhooly MP alleged he was sitting in Skibbereen Quarter Sessions 1887 outside his district. In 1889 he gave evidence to a Special Commission of boycotting of tenants who took evicted farms of Mr. White a the Earl of Kenmare and suggested as assassination of a witness and Mr. Cornelius Manning. Around 1890 he was praised by Father Kearney, Parish Priest of Durrus, no friend of Landlords. In 1893 Father Kearney gave evidence at the presentments supporting roadworks from Gearahies to Clashadoo to lead to Scart Railway Station. He said that he knew the area well 30 years before when it consisted of mud cabins on the property managed by Mr Barrett had now been replaced with good quality houses. Attending the funeral of Mrs Thomas Dillon, Bantry 1892. Listed land owner c 1895. Probate to sister Hanoria Harding, Alexandria Place, Cork, £5,073.