Re the above first time I have seen a reference to a female land agent. The Orpens here are the system of the DublinLegal family and artist Willaim Orpen. Related by marriage to Hutchinsons of Durrus, family of Eugene O’Sullivan, Ballygahadown, Drimoleague/Caheragh and Swanton of Ballydehob. During the minority of Artur Hutchinson of Durrus landlords one of the Orphans acted as his trustee.
William Orpen the artist spent part of his honeymoon about 1905 in Kealkil outside Bantry where a relation was a dispensary doctor and a number of paintings of the area recently surfaced.
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 county Kerry including the Herberts. Richard Orpen was agent for Sir William Petty on his county 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 county Kerry as well as 300 acres in county Cork. The representatives of F.H. Orpen were the proprietors of 800 acres in county Kerry at the same time.
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