In 1700 Bishop Dives Downes visited Durrus and said the landowners included Colonel Freke presumably Ballycomane.
|TITLE:||Letter from 6th baron Carbery, County Cork, reporting his efforts to maintain law and order in area|
|SCOPE & CONTENT:||Letter from John Evans-Freke, 6th baron Carbery, Castle Freke, Rosscarbery, County Cork, to Chief Secretary’s Office, Dublin Castle, concerning the state of his neighbourhood and emphasising his own vigilance in keeping the peace. Urges government to adopt ‘vigorous’ measures to prevent the ‘contagion’ from spreading to all parts of Ireland. Comments that, ‘Until the Irish are taught to obey the Laws by a due sense of religious and moral Obligation they must be made to obey them by coercive means – This is a most difficult Country to govern’.|
|EXTENT:||1 item; 4pp|
|DATE(S):||30 Nov 1821|
For Map of Ballycomane, Durrus, c1770
From University College Galway, database, includes town land of Ballycommane.
FAMILY: EVANS/EVANS-FREKE (BARON CARBERY)
The National Library, Map Collection has a map of the estate of family compiled by Thomas Sherrard it included the townland of ‘Ballycomaune’ (Ballycomane), Durrus and was done in 1788. It shows the townland with a ford at the road to Bantry presumably where the former creamery was.
Ballycomane is divided into:
West 210 acres arable, mountain
Middle 266 acres arable and pasture
Mountain 318 acres coarse mountain
Lissheen 305 acres arable and mountain
East 213 acres arable and mountain.
The total area is 1,315 acres, and the total family estate is 15,276 acres. The maps are beautifully produced in a black hue.
In addition local townlands bordering on the estate are listed with the owners and are
Glenlough, Knowlavard (Moulivard) and Clonee Hugh Hutchinson. West Clonee Arthur Hyde. Kielreagh and Dromreagh Rt. Hon. Lord Riversdale. Carrigboy, Dromtineheen and Crutteee (Crottees), James Bernard.
|Family title:||Baron Carbery|