Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bernard

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.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Four Mile Water Court or Durrus Court Gearhameen Durrus Bantry Durrus West 28 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V929420
OS Sheet: 130
Discovery map: 88
Rock Cottage (Skull) Barnatonicane Skull Skull Dunmanus West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V864339
OS Sheet: 139
Discovery map: 88
Ballymountain House Ballymountain Inishannon Bandon Knockroe 8 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W533557
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 86
Seaview Cottage Garranafeen Rathclarin Bandon Kilbrittain 11 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W528439
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 86
Coolmain Castle Coolmain Ringrone Kinsale Coolmain 205 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W542436
OS Sheet: 124
Discovery map: 86
Currarane Currarane Ringrone Kinsale Coolmain 205 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W551459
OS Sheet: 124
Discovery map: 86
Castle Bernard Castlebernard Ballymodan Bandon Ballymodan 1 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W473543
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Altamira Altamira Liscarroll Mallow Liscarroll 240 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R459 143
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73
Dunowen Dunowen Island Clonakilty Ardfield 52 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W362332
OS Sheet: 144
Discovery map: 89
Springmount or Carhoo House Carhoo Kilgarriff Clonakilty Kilkerranmore 47 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W368398
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 89
Ballytrasna Ballytrasna Kilmurry Macroom Mashanaglass 212 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W382 688
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 86
Cramer's Court or Ballindeenisk Ballindeenisk Kilmonoge Kinsale Kilmonoge 192 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W669537
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 87
Fort William [Kinalea] Ballymurphy North Knockavilly Bandon Ballymurphy 5 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W522646
OS Sheet: 85
Discovery map: 87
Moyge Moyge Liscarroll Mallow Liscarroll 240 Orrery & Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R472 154
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73
Windsor House Killahora Caherlag Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W783 741
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Killahora House Killahora Caherlag Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W787 737
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Toureen Lodge/Ashbourne Johnstown Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W776 733
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Johnstown House Johnstown Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W780 737
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Curravarahane House/Bernard Court Curravarahane Ballymodan Bandon Ballymodan 1 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W447536
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Mount Bernard Carhoon East Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W445551
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Kilbrogan Glebe Kilbrogan Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W491560
OS Sheet: 96, 110
Discovery map: 86
Lotamore House Lotamore Rathcooney Cork Rathcooney 110 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W720 727
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Clifton Ballintemple St Finbars Cork Blackrock 95 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W715 716
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Prospect Villa (Kinsalebeg) Prospecthall Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X116781
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 82
De Lacour Villa Dunisky Dunisky Macroom Mashanaglass 212 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W360678
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 83

Archival sources

  • Earl of Bandon estate, West Cork 1700-1930. Also deeds relating to lands at Cloughdagh, barony of Muskerry & Ballycurreen, barony of Barrymore, 1784. SM641; Cork City and County Archives
  • Deeds etc. relating to the family of Bernard and to estates in Cos. Cork, Galway, Monaghan and Westmeath, 19th - 20th c; National Library of Ireland
  • Genealogical Office: Ms.176, pp.428-30 Pedigree of Bernard of Castle Bernard, Barons, Viscounts and Earls of Bandon c.1695c.1850; National Library of Ireland
  • Genealogical Office: Ms.170, pp.155-6 Pedigree of Bernard of Castle Mahown and Palace Ann, Co. Cork c. 1610 1820; National Library of Ireland
  • Ms. 21,822 Lineage of the families of Bernard, Hingston and Perceval of Co. Cork, 19th c. 1 vol., with attached commissions to Arthur Bernard and John Baldwin in the militia of East Carbery etc., Co. Cork, 1 Sept. 1702, also list of Capt. Bernard's troop, East Carbery Militia [1702?], passport for William Robinson, 18 Jul. 1859, and note on the pedigree, 19th c; National Library of Ireland
  • Genealogical Office: Ms.3, pp.59-61 Notes on the family of Bernard, Co. Cork 1807; National Library of Ireland
  • Genealogical Office: Ms.164, pp.186-8 Pedigree of Bernard, Baron Bandon, in Co. Cork 1705 -- 1793; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of title of William Bernard to lands at Ballinamought, Cork 1854. D. 15,434 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstract of will of Francis Bernard of Monard, Liberties of Cork 1722. Genealogical Office: Ms. 139, p.81 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Indenture made between Francis Bernard & Francis Harrison with Samson Jervis for the lands of Ballindinick & Bealgooly, in the Barony of Kinalea, with folded vellum map, by Cornelius O’Neill and J. Mollowny, 1789-1791. BL/SC/B-H ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Two deeds of James 2nd Earl of Bandon, 1837, 1856. IE BL/SC/CD/6 & 8; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Collection of Co Cork leases & other legal documents, principally relating to the Bernard family but also to members of the Gookin, Buckworth, Stammers, Sealy, Beecher, Hedges, Stepney, Champagne, Fitzgerald, Daunt, McCarthy, Sanders, Webb, Bouchier & Baldwin families, 1709-1829. IE BL/SC/CB/1-30; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Pedigree of Bernard family, county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Pyne Papers, 23 deeds mainly concerning lands in Co. Cork in which members of the Pyne family were parties, other parties include members of this family, 1783-1895. D 7194-7219; National Library of Ireland
  • Bandon Papers including rental of Earl of Bandon's estates 1857-1861, in possession of Rev Thomas A. O'Regan, CC, Kilbrittain, Co Cork in 1975, see James S. Donnelly's book; Private Possession
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parishes of Bandon and Kilbrittain; Cork County Library
  • Lease of land in Johnstown, Co. Cork from the Earl of Bandon to Robert Bury, Harmony Lodge, Co.Cork, with related map by George Sullivan, surveyor, 4 Dec 1827. Ms 592; Representative Church Body Library
  • Assignment of lands of Cloghduane, Co. Cork, from John Meade, Ballymartle, Co. Cork, to James Bernard, Bandon, Co. Cork, 20 Jan. 1766. Ms 594; Representative Church Body Library
  • Bandon Estate Office, Doherty & Jones. Rental ledges and other related volumes from the Earl of Bandon's estate. U137. ; Cork City and County Archives

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