A Sketch of Palace Anne in 1834
In 1834, Palace Anne, the residence
of Captain Beamish Bernard is described as follows "The house is an
ancient brick built mansion erected in the 17th century by the ancestor
of the present proprietor. The principal front is one hundred and
forty feet long consisting of a centre and wings; the centre rises into
three ornamental gables in the old French Style. Before the house
there is a large pleasure garden, in which the clipped yews and hollies
and the old parterres have been scrupulously preserved in the taste of
past ages. To the rear ascends a broad high hill, clothed with
fine oak and walnut trees."
history of the Bernards of Palace Anne
Bernards of Castle Bernard for the family history up to Arthur's
birth in 1666
Francis and Mary had
(1) Maria m (1) Eusebius Chute of Chute Hall, Tulligaron, Co Kerry (2)
Francis Brewster of Brewstersfield, Co Kerry, son of Sir David Brewster,
(2) Anne m Robert Foulkes of Youghal
(she died in 1754 & left her property to her nephew Stephen),
m Rev Samuel Wilson,
(4) Mary m Edward Adderly of Innishannon,
(5) Arthur (of
Palace Anne born 1666 and buried in Ballymodan on 15th December 1735) m Anne Power on 22nd Dec 1695 at
(6) Judge Francis, born 1663 (heir) m
in 1697 Alicia
Ludlow (she was born 2nd July 1675 and died May 1741), daughter of Stephen and granddaughter of Sir
Henry Ludlow of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire.
Arthur had Palace
Anne built for him in 1714s. It was abandoned by 1875 and
the ruins were demolished in the late 1950s.
His wife Anne Power was the daughter and
co-heiress of Roger Power (or Le Poer) of Mount Eglantine, Co Waterford
Esq. She was buried in Ballymodan on 18th June 1749. They
had issue as follows:-
(1) Mary, born Lismore Castle on 13th
May 1698. Married 29 Oct 1721 William Connor of Connerville, Co
Cork Esq. He died 1766. She was buried at Kilbrogan on
16th Sept 1776 (left issue)
(2) Ann, born Lismore Castle
on 14 Jan 1699. Marriage 1726 to Charles Gookin of Lislee, Co
Cork, Gent. He was buried Kilbrogan, 28th Nov 1758. Ann was buried
Kilbrogan, 19th Oct 1768. Will proved Cork 1768
Thomasine, born Listmore Castle, 29th June, 1701. Married
William Coghlan of Youghal, father of Jeremiah Coghlan, Esq of Ardo, Co
(4) Elizabeth born Lismore
Castle 6th October 1702. Married 1731 Major Jeffrey gibbon.
He died before 1766. Her will proved Cork 1775
born Lismore Castle 7th December 1703. Married Cork 1740 D.
Harper. she was buried Ballymodan 27th August 1762 as a widow.
They left issue: Roger born 1742 unmarried. His estates
passed to his uncle Arthur Bernard
(6) Margaret married
1729 Edmund Barrett of Towermore
(7) Francis born Palace
Anne 7th Oct 1706 married Elizabeth ... and had issue
Catherine born Palace Anne in March 1707/8. Married 1741
Edward Martin of Cork - He was buried at Ballymodan, 11th Jan 1750
Their only daughter married Francis Rowland Esq, mayor of Cork in 1773,
brother of Sir Samuel Rowland
(9) Arthur (heir following death of
Roger, son of his brother Roger) married 1755 his cousin Mary
Adderley, daughter of Francis Adderley and great granddaughter of Sir
Matthew Hale and had issue (see below)
born 27th March 1712 married 1736 William Bernard, 5th son of Judge
Bernard and a first cousin. Of White Castle, Kinsale and buried in
Kinsale near his brother Arthur
(11) Arabella born Palace
Anne 10th August 1713. Unmarried
(12) Alicia born
Palace Anne 2nd january 1714/5. Married 1734 Benjamin Green, 7th
son of Simon Green of Youghal (he was born 1711). Issue - a
daughter and heiress who married Rev Arthur Hyde of Hyde Park, Cork
father of Rev Arthur Hyde, rector of Killarney
born Palace Anne 29t July 1716. Married William Cooper
(14) George born Palace Anne 7th may 1719. married 20th July
1745, Mary,daughter of Sir William Codrington of Doddington in
Gloucestershire, grandfather of Vice Admiral Sir Edward Codrington GCB
and had George of Heton Lodge, Leeds who died a General in 1820 (he was
a general officer in the army and Coloniel of the 84th regiment.
Usher of the black rod during the vice royalty of Charles, 4th Duke of
Rutland in Ireland.
Arthur who married Mary
Adderley and inherited Palace Anne had issue
(1) Francis who dsp,
Thomas (heir), Arthur who married Margaret daughter of ...
Warren of Castle Warren, Co Cork who had with other issue a son, Arthur,
major HP 84th regiment.
(3) Elizabeth who married Richard Beamish esq
of Raharoon, Co Cork and had issue Thomas Beamish, Major 83rd regiment,
Arthur Beamish (Successor to his uncle, Thomas Bernard Esq.
Vincent Beamish, lieutenant, 8th Kings regiment died in the West Indies.
Also had George Beamish (captain 31st regiment), Bernard Beamish
(lieutenant 84th regiment) and Samuel Beamish (captain 84th regiment m
Ellen, daughter of George Byrne and had issue. Also Adderley
Beamish (Captain 31st regiment) m Frances, daughter and heiress of
General George Bernard by Elizabeth daughter of Metcalfe Proctor, Esq of
Thorpe, Yorkshire. Richard Beamish, Elizabeth Beamish who married
Thomas Austen Esq of Sheaf, Cork, Mary Beamish who married William
Sullivan (Major 79th regiment), Jane Beamish, Anne Beamish
married Rev John Hingston of Aglis in Co Cork
married Harriet Lucas and died without issue so was succeeded by his
nephew Arthur Beamish who assumed the surname and arms of BERNARD, ie
became Arthur Beamish Bernard Esq of Palace Anne.
The Ruins of Palace Anne pre