Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Beare (Cork)

Brady records this family as descendants of the O'Sullivan Beare and that they settled at Bearforest near Mallow. He refers to a Reverend Richard Beare who died in 1771 and had brothers named William and John. Brady also refers to the family papers being in the possession of Richard Beare Tooker of Cork. In 1743 Thomas Beare sold the lands of Knockskehy, parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, county Cork, to Robert Crofts of Ballythomas. The documents in the National Archives also refer to Richard Beare of Mallow and John Beare of Lisbon. A Richard Beare also lived at Copstown, near Cork city. His estate at Copstown and other premises in Cork city were advertised for sale in October 1851, the estate of his devisee Ernest De Tocqueville of Bordeaux. In the mid 19th century Richard Beere held the townland of Copsetown, parish of Buttevant, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork, in fee. He occupied Fitz Urse Lodge, valued at £6, this house was later known as Copsetown Abbey.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bearforest Bearforest Lower Mallow Mallow Mallow North Urban 251 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W565 975
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Copsetown Abbey Copsetown Buttevant Mallow Killmaclenine 235 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R525 031
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Deeds and papers of the Crofts and Bullen families, 1715-1877. Other parties include Lord Lisle, Lord Egmont, Beare & Browne families. Small Private Accessions 999/370; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Beare, 20 Oct 1851, Vol 11 (24), MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Buttevant.; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources