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.