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1833 Survey of Townlands Parish of Kilcatherine addressed to the Rev. Somers Payne by Agent Patrick O’Sullivan, Millcove, Castletownbere, p.1-4

Berehaven Mining Company, including  projected  trials at Coolagh 1869, p.4-6

Patrick O’Sullivan, Millcove, p. 6-25


1833 Survey of Townlands Parish of Kilcatherine addressed to the Rev. Somers Payne by Agent Patrick O’Sullivan, Millcove, Castletownbere

Rev. Somers Payne (1785-1857), TCD, son of James, physician, Pre 1815, 1823, Ardagh as Rev. S.H. Payne, Upton, Grand Master Orange Order, Co. Cork.  Ordained 1810.  Sons Rev. Henry, James, John Warren daughter Mary married Nash.  Voted for Hutchinson 1826 election. Bandon Brunswick Constitutional Club 1828, sitting Bantry and Bandon, 1835, Provost of Bandon. Agent to Lord Berehaven since 1820 son Augustus agent to Lord Bantry. 1828 Bandon Quarter Sessions. Following a large Protestant meeting 1834 at Castlebenard nominated to prepare a petition to the British King and Parliament with the Rev. Somers Payne, Councillor Mannix, Lords Berehaven and Bandon. Parliamentary Commission sitting Bantry 1845 showed sympathy for labourers and cottiers.  The Rev. Somers Payne’s mother was sister of John and Henry Shears, Barristers in the City of Cork, who perished on the scaffold for alleged ‘high treason’ at the opening of the ‘present century’. 1835 Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.  Promoter Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845. A grandson mentioned in the will of Eliza Gethin, Cork, 1801 property for him held in trust by Dr. Boyle Coughlan and Gilbert Henry Fleming, attorney, Dublin. His son Augustus died 1844 leaving £450 he was executor but in 1858 as he was dead his son’s estate was administered by James Henry Payne, Beechmount, Co. Cork.  Died in Bantry of famine fever around the same  time Augustus Warren Payne aged 27 his brother a year younger the Rev. Percy Gethin Payne died of fever at his father’s house. His Upton property became a Reformatory School under the Rosminian Fathers in 1860.  Land record, 1870, 653 acres.  Sir Augustus Louis Carre Warren succeeded to the baronetcy in 1811. He and his wife Mary had two sons and two daughters. They were Augustus, born on 17th May 1791 and John Borlase, born on the 13th September 1800. The daughters were Esther and Charlotte. Esther married James Colthurst of Dripsey Castle on the 30th July 1808, which linked the family by marriage into two of the most powerful families in Cork: the Bernard’s and the Colthurst. Esther died on the 22nd July 1872. Charlotte married Reverend Somers H. Payne of Upton House.[68] Sir Augustus Louis Carre Warren died on the 30th January 1821.  Listed 1856  as Rev. Somers H. Payne as having 21,050 trees planted in Brinny.  The Brinny estate was previously lived in by Rev. William Lewis Beauford.  Surety for Patrick O’Sullivan, Collector of Bantry Public Cess (dismissed amid allegations of fraud c 1842), with  Daniel F. Leahy.  1835 commenting on good conduct of the military in 1835 elections.  Son of James Payne, physician. Nephew of executed United Irishmen, Shears Brothers. Head of Orange Order in Cork felt Order a safety valve to reduce drunkenness in lower orders of Protestants. Land agent to Lord Bantry in evidence to pool Law enquiry somewhat surprisingly sympathetic to labourers and cottiers. Member Provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845.  Major political operator.  Praised for his management of Warren Estate, Kilmurray.