- According to Burke, the first Francis Bernard settled in Ireland around the time of Elizabeth I. In 1703 Francis Bernard purchased parts of the Earl of Clancarty estate in the barony of Muskerry, including Ballytrasna. A descendent, also Francis Bernard, was created Viscount Bernard and Earl of Bandon in 1800. The Earl of Bandon's estate in county Cork amounted to almost 41,000 acres in the 1870s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, the estate was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Skull, barony of West Carbery, Ballinadee, Ballymoney, Desertserges, Kilmaloda, Kinneigh, barony of East Carbery, Ardfield, Castleventry, Kilkerranmore, Kilmeen, Lislee and Ross, barony of Ibane and Barryroe, Liscarroll and Buttevant, barony of Orrery, Kilmore, Knockavilly, barony of Kinalea, Athnowen, barony of East Muskerry, Caherlag,
Carrigtohill, barony of Barrymore and Ballymodan, barony of Kinalmeaky.
A Colonel Bernard, resident in India, was the owner of over 900 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s. The Waterford estate derives from Anne Bernard, who married Robert Foulkes of Youghal in the eighteenth century but bequeathed her estate to her nephew, Stephen Bernard. Sadleir, referring to the 1770s, mentions "Barnard of Prospect Hall, lives mostly in London" and notes that Stephen Bernard was MP for Bandon, 1727-1757.
- Thomas Adderley (1712-1791), son of Francis Adderley of Innishannon, county Cork and Elizabeth Fowkes and descendant of Edward Adderley and his wife Mary Hale of Innishannon and Alderley, Gloucestershire, was a politician and developer of the linen industry. He married firstly the widow of the 3rd Viscount Charlemont and secondly Margaret Bourke of Oory, county Mayo and was related to many of the influential families of the 18th century - Loftus, Gardner, Bernard for example. He held an estate in the Innishannon locality which became heavily encumbered following the succession of his son Edward Hale Adderly (died 1870 aged 100) and was acquired by the Frewens pre Griffith's Valuation. see http://www.innishannonschool.com/history16a.htm