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Some surnames of the first English/Protestant settlers in Bandon. Some came as part of the BECHER/BEECHER settlement plans in the early 1600s, others followed for trade and commerce reasons around 1620. (Compiled from George BENNETT’s ‘History of Bandon’)
Depositions by settlers regarding losses sustained in the ‘rebellion’ of 1641.
Two commissioners, Dean GREY and Archdeacon BYSSE took the depositions in the Bandon area. Dean GREY died in Bandon and Archdeacon BYSSE was murdered on his way to Youghal. It was thought that these documents had been destroyed but they surfaced in the care of the Dublin University. These extracts are from George BENNETT’s ‘History of Bandon’.
ABBOTT John - Knockbrogan, Bandon. A British Protestant Yeoman, he claimed losses of £1000 including cows, horses and loss of rent on farms. His debtors included Luke BRADY, Richard CLEAR, Samuel BURCHILL plus others who had joined the rebellion.
ABBOTT Richard - Tullyglass claimed losses of £493
ARTHUR Thomas - Murragh, sawyer, claimed losses of £54. He also stated that William PALMER of Bandon-bridge was murdered by rebels and that his son, also William PALMER was badly wounded and later died.
BALDWIN Walter – Granahoonick, Templemartin. Losses of £913. Also named many whom he believed were involved in the rebellion. Reported that Robert SCOTT and his wife and two daughters were killed. Names also HUSSY, COOKE, WEBB and SMALLMAN as being killed by rebels on the road between Blarney and Cork. Also claimed that John SPLAINE, a Frenchman and professed Protestant, had ‘turned Papist’ and joined the rebels.
BERNARD Francis – Mishells, Kilbrogan. Losses of £1656.
BOSWELL Henry (alias BOSVILLE) – Callatrim, Kilbrogan. Losses of £346 - also claims that many rebels owe him money.
BENNETT Jonathan – Bandon-bridge, for himself and brothers Thomas and George of Baltimore Castle. Losses of horses, cattle and farming stock, also lease value. His brothers also robbed.
BURLINGHAM William – Skeemanish, Innishannon. Losses of £147.
BATHURST Robert – Bandon-bridge, hatter. Losses of £246. List of those owing him money includes: Teige O’CONNOR, Downdaniel Castle, Walter BRYANT, Donold O’CARTHY, Kilbrittain, Teige O’WICHAM, Kilbrogan, Daniel CANTY, Ballymodan, and Moragh MAC SHANE, Brinny, all said to be ‘out with the rebels’ Protestant debtors include QUARRY, STROUD, SCOTT, CASTLE, SPENSER, SERGEANT, HILL, GIBBINGS and STANLEY, all of Bandon-bridge
BEAMISH John and Francis – Bandon-bridge. Losses of £60.
BERRY Mary – Gaggin. Losses of £148.
BULL William – Kilbrogan. Losses of £75, having been robbed several times.
CAREY William – Knockegerane, Ballymodan (British Protestant). Losses cows and horses £75. corn and hay £20 plus interest from houses and farms £200.
CONGDON Marie (wife of Robert) – Ballymodan. Losses of £103.
CHRISTMAS Robert – Kilpatrick. Losses of £50.5s.
CLARKE Edward – Moragh (Murragh?). Losses of £696.
DUN William – Ballymodan. Losses of £315.
DANGER Giles – Greencheny, Templemartin. Losses of £14.6.
DEANE Joyce (servant to Mrs HEAZLE, Bandon-bridge). Ill-treated by rebels, fellow servant Andrew BARTRAM hanged.
DRAPER Emma (widow) – Ballymodan. Losses of £185 plus house burnt by rebels.
ELLWELL James – Bandon-bridge, yeoman. Losses in cattle and money. Debtors include James BAYLY, late of Bandon, John O’LUDDORKE Bandon, Sibbell WENFORD widow, Walter LANE, Thomas WILLIAMS and Mac O’MURROUGH Ballymodan. He expects nothing from Widow WENFORD and LANE as they are Protestants ‘disabled by the rebellion’.
FENTON George – Bandon-bridge, merchant. Losses of £1505. Debtors include Dermod MAC CORMACK Kilbrogan, Henry and Robert PROUT, merchants of Ballymodan, Daniel DESMOND Doctor of Laws Bandon-bridge, Donogh Oge HURLEY Kilbrittain, Walter Oge COPPINGER Morragh (Murragh?), William BARRY Lislee, all described as ‘now out with the rebels’. Protestant debtors include William JEPSON, Henry GOODALL and Thomas BENNETT.
FULLER Thomas – Ballymodan. Losses of stock and horses £20. household goods £15, corn £10 plus loss of leases £80.
FOORDE Benedict – Ballymodan, husbandman. Losses of £22.
FRANKLIN Thomas – Bandon-bridge, butcher. Losses of horse and sheep £103 plus loss of trade at £40 per year. Debtors included Henry SAMPSON and Thomas HILL.
FLEMING John – Kilmacsimon. Losses of £1107. Also claims that a Protestant family of Clonakilty BURROWES were all killed by rebels.
FRENCH Thomas – Callatrim, Kilbrogan. Losses of £25.15.
GATES Anne (alias BARBER) – the Bog, Kilbrogan. Losses, plus states her late husband John BARBER and his son William were mistreated by rebels.
HUMPHREYS William – Bandon, husbandman. Losses of £30.10s
HICKEY Augustus – late of Shaneloghane, Templemartin, English Protestant. Losses of £218. Names several killed at Downdaniel including COLEMAN, John MOAKES cooper, John WOOD farmer, and Henry TRANDS of Kilbrogan husbandmand killed at Carriganass.
HAZELL Anne – Kilbrogan. Losses of £110.
HAYNES William – Bandon-bridge, shoemaker. Debts owed by rebels.
HOWARD Daniel – Bandon-bridge, husbandman. Losses several houses burnt £247.
HAKE Tristram – Kilpatrick, yeoman. Losses of £236.18s
HAMMETT John – Kilbrogan, yeoman. Losses of £214
JONES William – Kilbrogan, yeoman. Losses of chattels £216 plus farm and buildings.
LANGTON John – Kilbrogan, gentleman. Losses of £417, also loss of rent and money owing. Debtors include CHONOCK, BRYAN, TRENMAN, OLIVER, RECROFT, SANDERS.
LANGDON John – Bandon-bridge, merchant. Losses of £500. Rebel debtors include James MULLANE, Bandon – gentleman.
NICHOLET Charles – Bandon-bridge, clerk. Losses of £200, also loss of prebend at Clonmel, Tipperary of £40 per year.
O’COUGHLANE Dermod and Teige – Innishannon, maltsters. Losses of £220
POOLE Samuel – Knocknamesle, Ballymodan, white leather tanner. Losses of horses and cows £6. skins, wool and woote £7.10.5d, loss of house and farm, debtors include Protestants John WOODS, Jeremy WELPLY and Robert STOWERS.
POOLE Thomas – Kilbrogan, yeoman. Losses in cattle, debts etc £134. Loss of freehold estates £40 per year.
POPHAM John – Bandon-bridge. Losses of £42
RUBIE Thomas – Murragh. Losses. Also states that John WEEKES and his mother were killed by rebels.
SNARY John – Bandon-bridge, Rector of Kilbrogan. Losses of goods £15 – other losses not considered by the commissioners.
SHEPHEARD Anthony – Ballymodan, clothier/provost. Losses by debts £40, loss of business £120 per year. Debtors include Protestants Robert VINE and Charles BASTABLE. Several rebel debtors.
TURNER Henry – Bandon-bridge, clothier and free burgess. Losses of farms and houses £35 per year, loss of business £400 per year, debts owed to him £113
TRENMAN Christopher – Shenah, Kilbrogan. Losses of cows and horses £81, loss of lease £100, and household goods. Total losses £277. Also states that Richard COOMBES and his son of Bandon-bridge were hanged by rebels.
TAYLOR Anne – Ballymodan. Losses of £175. Debtors include John BAYLIE Bandon-bridge, yeoman; Nicholas WELCH labourer; Benjamin O’HARA Bandon-bridge, labourer; and others all now out with the rebels.
WOODROFFE John – Ballinadee, Bandon, maltster and provost. Losses goods and chattels £47. debts £150. Debtors include Robert FFORD, John HOBBE, Thomas TRIPPET, Henry BEECHER the younger, Charles JAMES (married Abigail BEECHER, dau of Henry), John CLARK, Jonathan BENNETT, George GLANVILLE, Moses WOODROFFE, John MASON, John COLLET, Richard BIRNEY, Henry FFRENCH, John PHILLIPS all Protestants. Other debtors include James MULLANE the younger, Teige O’KEY the younger, John Mac Teige O’KEY, Richard Mac RHONELL the younger, Fin Mac CARTHY – all of Ballymodan. Loss of goods and trade £60
WOODLEY Andrew – Bandon-bridge, on behalf of brother Ralph WOODLEY. Losses of debts £530, stock and horses £130.
WARE John – Nucestown, yeoman. Losses of £498
WILLIAMS Anne (wife of Robert WILLIAMS, butcher) – Laragh, Kilbrogan. Losses of horse, household goods and interest £47
WATERMAN Mabell (wife of Jacob WATERMAN) – Kilbrogan. Losses of £58
Bandon settlers who fled to England c1685
[From George Bennett’s ‘History of Bandon’]
“A great many of the Protestant
inhabitants had, by this time, left Ireland. They were on the wing ever
since Tyrconnell was appointed to the lord lieutenancy; and the conduct
pursued by (King) James and his adherents was not of such a nature as to
induce them to return. Several of them fled from this (Bandon) locality,
amongst whom were the following: