Land: CORK, In the Matter of the Estate of Edward Baldwin BECHER. Esq. 
and George BECHER, Esquire, (now deceased) Continued in the name of the said Edward Baldwin BECHER -; OWNER Ex parte,
Alicia Gahan BECHER, continued in the names of Samuel TOWNSEND AND Patrick RONAYNE, Esquires - PETITIONERS
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IN THE COURT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR SALE OF INCUMBERED ESTATES IN IRELAND
CITY OF CORK:  To be sold by Auction: SALE on Friday the 5th day of May, 1854
at 12 o'Clock noon'- Pursuant to order bearing date 12th February 1851


	Rentals and Particulars of the Leasehold Lands of Hare Island and Mutton Island
	(a Sub-denomination) [Curravoley, as LOT 3] [Lisaclarigmore, Lisaclaribeg. as LOT 1]
	[East Skeams, as LOT 4] and [South Marahin. as LOT 2] Situate in the Barony of West Carbery
	and County of Cork, Held for the Residue of a term of 999 years from the 1st of May, 1698

					AND also of the

		Fee-simple Lands of Rathruanemore; Rathruanebeg; Quoleaghmore; Quoleaghbeg and
	Banaknuckane, situate in the same Barony.  also the MINES AND minerals on the said Lands
		Rathruanemore; Rathruanebeg; Quoleaghmore; Quoleaghbeg


For rentals and particulars apply to the Commissioners in Dublin; McCarthy DOWNING,
Solicitor having Carriage of the Sale, Skibbereen, and 7 Inn's Quay, Dublin; or to Frederick
A. Klein, C. E. Offices, 21 South Mall, Cork.
		[Printed for the Offices of F A Klein, C.E. by John CROWE, 10 Cook St., Cork]
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			CONDITIONS and OBSERVATIONS at End of Sale Particulars
				[Edited & Condensed where possible]
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LOT 1	[Leasehold]	Gale Days 25th March and 29th September [unless otherwise noted]
	NOTED: If Varied the Reduced Rent column is shown "in the cause of BECHER vs. BECHER"

	Denominations		Tenant			Annual Rent	Reduced Rent

2]	Lisaclarigmore, (or	Representatives of 	£40 0s. 0d	£30  0s. 0d
	Lisaclarig West)	Daniel BURKE		111a 3r 59p	in THE Cause of
									BECHER vs. BECHER
NATURE OF TENANCY:  [BURKE] Tenant from year to year; determinable on the 29th Sept. each year.
OBSERVATIONS: None
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3]	Ditto			Jeremiah M'CARTHY	£30 0s. 0d	£30  0s. 0d
							133a 3r 31p
NATURE OF TENANCY:  [M'CARTHY] Lease dated 7th Dec. 1850 from Edward Baldwin BECHER and
George R. BECHER TO Jeremiah M'CARTHY for 31 years from 29th Sept. 1849.  This lease describes the
contents as three [gneeves] and a-half.

OBERVATIONS: The said Lessee and assignees &c are not allowed to cut, or take turf or bogwood
from off the bog on said lands, than is sufficient for the use of them and their workmen.  There
are 57a 1r 24p of bog included in this holding. The purchaser will get a compared copy of this
lease taken from the tenant's part.
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4]	Ditto 			Thomas SHANNON		£40 0s. 0d	£30  0s. 0d
							82a 1r 21p

NATURE OF TENANCY:  [SHANNON] Tenant from year to year; determinable on the 29th Sept. each year.
OBERVATIONS: None
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1]	Ditto			Samuel SWANTON		£40 0s. 0d	£30  0s. 0d
							63a 3r 35p
NATURE OF TENANCY:  [SWANTON] Tenant from year to year; determinable on the 29th Sept. each year.
OBERVATIONS: Non
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	Lisaclarigbeg, (or	Representatives of 	£80 0s. 0d	£80  0s. 0d
	Lisaclarig East)	late Samuel LEVIS	360a 0r 38p


NATURE OF TENANCY:  [LEVIS] Lease dared 29th June, 1836 from Edward BECHER to Samuel LEVIS
for 31 years from 25th March 1836. This lease describes the contents as three [gneeves] and a-half.

NOTED:  The townland of LISACLARIGMORE is in the Parish of Kilcoe and Union of Skull.  It is about six
statute miles west from town of Skibbereen and three miles east from Ballydehob. and about 10 miles S E
from Bantry.  The surface is in parts rocky but the soil is generally fertile and has been fairly
cultivated and much improvement could be effected in parts by drainage.  There is much facility for
sea manures from Roaring Water Bay, distant about one English mile from the south end of the lands.
There are about 73 acres of good turf bog on this denomination, the greater part of which could be
reclaimed.  Poor rates have diminished considerably in the Skull Union in consequences of the great
employment now, and for some time, given therein by the working of several copper mines.

The townland of LISACLARIBEG lies immediately adjoining Lisaclarigmore and is in the same Poor Law
Union and the same observations as to that townland may be applied to it.  The surface is, however,
more rocky.  There are about 70 acres of turf bog comprised in it, nearly all of which could be
reclaimed.  (See Conditions of Sale of Leasehold Lands and General Conditions of Sale.)

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				   CONDITIONS and OBSERVATIONS
				[Edited & Condensed where possible]

Townland of South Marahin situate in the Parish of Kilcoe, Barony of West Carbery, and County
of Cork, held under said lease of 20th March, 1698 for the residue of term of 999 years.

LOT 2	[Leasehold]	Gale Days 25th March and 29th September [unless otherwise noted]
	NOTED: If Varied the Reduced Rent column is shown "in the cause of BECHER vs. BECHER"

	Denominations		Tenant			Annual Rent	Reduced Rent

1]	South Marahin, 		Mathew SWEETMAN		£24 16s. 7d	£24 16s. 7d
							73a 3r 23p
NATURE OF TENANCY:  [SWEETMAN] Lease date 20th May 1825, from Lionel BECHER to Timothy M'CARTHY and
Jeremiah COUGHLAN for the lives of Timothy M'CARTHY (now living, aged 40 years), son of Timothy
M'CARTHY, one of the Lessees, [Timothy] COUGHLAN (now deceased) son of the Lessee Jeremiah
COUGHLAN and of Cornelius DUGGAN (now living, aged about 44 years) at the yearly rent of £46,
and two fat hogs weighing at least 1 1/2 cwt. each; or £4 like currency of yearly in lieu
thereof besides the tithe-rent charge.

OBERVATIONS: The tenant and three next following tenants hold under the same lease, with proportions
set out in yearly rent column.

Lessor reserved right for himself &c a right to enter bog of South Marahin, to cut and take away any
quantity of turf he or they thought proper, together with all large bog timber to be found on said bog.
The purchaser will get a compared copy of this lease taken from the tenant's part.
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2]	Ditto			Jeremiah M'CARTHY	£7 10s 8d	£7 10s 8d
							17a 3r 14p
TENANCY: Holds under said lease of 20th May, 1825
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3]	Ditto			Timothy M'CARTHY	£7 10s 8d	£7 10s 8d
							18a 2r 20p
TENANCY: Holds under said lease of 20th May, 1825
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4]	Ditto			Cornelius M'CARTHY	£9 4s 7d	£9 4s 7d
							20a 3r 27p
TENANCY: Holds under said lease of 20th May, 1825
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5]	Ditto			Cornelius M'CARTHY	£23 1s 8d	£17 6s 3d
							31a 0r 21p
TENANCY: Tenant from year to year determinable the 29th September each year.

NOTED: The townland of South Marahin adjoins Lisaclarig West on the S.W. side of that
denomination, and is the Skull Poor Law Union.  The mail-coach road from Skibbereen to
Ballydehob passes through the south end.  It is in parts moory soil and parts of the surface
are rocky.  Much of it could be greatly enhanced in value by drainage.  There are about ten
acres of turf bog on this denomination, which could be easily reclaimed.  (See Conditions of
Sale of Leasehold Lands and General Conditions of Sale.)
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				   CONDITIONS and OBSERVATIONS
				[Edited & Condensed where possible]

Townland of Curravoley situate in the Parish of Kilcoe, Barony of West Carbery, and County
of Cork, held under said lease of 20th March, 1698 for the residue of term of 999 years.

LOT 3	[Leasehold]	Gale Days 25th March and 29th September [unless otherwise noted]
	NOTED: If Varied the Reduced Rent column is shown "in the cause of BECHER vs. BECHER"

	Denominations		Tenant			Annual Rent	Reduced Rent

1]	Curravoley		Samuel CONNELL		£29 0s. 2d	£21 17s. 1d
							42a 2r 0p
NATURE OF TENANCY:  [CONNELL] Lease date 9th August, 1843, from Franklin BALDWIN and the
Rev. William BALDWIN [Executors of the late Edward BECHER] to Samuel CONNELL for the term of 31
years from 25th March, 1841.  The contents are stated to be a gneeve and a-half.

OBERVATIONS: Said lessee to build a dwelling-house on premises to be thirty-feet long and of
proportionate height and breadth. The purchaser will get a compared copy of this lease taken
from the tenant's part.
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2]	Ditto			Edward B. BECHER	£22 0s. 4d	£22 0s. 4d
							31a 0r 30p

NATURE OF TENANCY:  [BECHER] Lease dated 24th March 1846 from Franklin BALDWIN and the
Rev. William BALDWIN [Executors of the late Edward BECHER] to Robert STAMERS for the term of 31
years from 25th March, 1841.

OBSERVATIONS; This lease is not forthcoming but is recited in an assignment of 22nd August, 1848-
a copy of which will be delivered to the purchaser.
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3]	Ditto			Edward B. BECHER	£14 11s. 6d	£10 18s. 7d
							31a 3r 8p
TENANCY: [BECHER] Tenant from year to year determinable the 29th September each year
Observations: None
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4]	Ditto			Edward CONNELL		£32 1s. 0d	£24 0s. 9d
							48a 1r 27p
TENANCY: [CONNELL] Lease dated 28th September 1845, from Franklin BALDWIN and the
Rev. William BALDWIN [Executors of the late Edward BECHER] to Edward CONNELL for the term of 31
years from 25th March, 1841.

Observations: The purchaser will get a compared copy of this lease made from the tenant's part.
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5]	Ditto			Florence M'CARTHY	£25 0s. 0d	£25 0s. 0d
							54a 0r 33p
TENANCY: [BECHER] Tenant from year to year determinable the 29th September each year
Observations: None
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6]	Ditto			Margaret COPPITHORNE	£29 2s. 9d	£21 17s. 3d
							43a 2r 24p
TENANCY: [COPPITHORNE] Tenant from year to year determinable the 29th September each year
Observations: None
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7]	Ditto			Richard COPPITHORNE	£29 2s. 9d	£21 17s. 3d
							48a 0r 10p
TENANCY: [COPPITHORNE] Lease dated 28th September 1845, from Franklin BALDWIN and the
Rev. William BALDWIN [Executors of the late Edward BECHER] to James CONNELL for the term of 31
years from 25th March, 1841.

Observations: The purchaser will get a compared copy of this lease made from the tenant's part.
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8]	Curravoley 		Rev. Edward SPRING	£16 12s. 0d	£10 0s. 0d
	continued					46a 0r 2p
				James H. SWANTON	£5 12s. 0d	£3 0s. 0d

				Kilcoe Church & yard	0a 2r 24p	£0 0s. 0d

TENANCY: [SPRING and SWANTON on 46 acres] Tenant from year to year determinable the 29th September
each year.
Observations:  The Church and yard will be excepted from the Conveyance to the Purchaser

NOTED:  The town of Curravoley is about two statute miles from the village of Ballydehob and in the
Skull Union. The mail-coach road from Skibbereen to Ballydehob passes through the south end. It is
interspersed with rocks, but the soil is generally fertile and is mostly well cultivated.  There is
a comfortable residence with some offices in one of the holdings on this Townland.  The tenants are
very decent, comfortable and industrious people.  The Church (with Church Yard) of the Parish of
Kilcoe, is on the Townland which is excepted from this Sale.
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 				   CONDITIONS and OBSERVATIONS
				[Edited & Condensed where possible]

The Island of east Skeams, situate in the Parish of Aughadown, Barony of west Carbery and County of
Cork, held under said lease of the 20th March, 1698 for the residue of term of 999 years.

LOT 4	[Leasehold]	Gale Days 25th March and 29th September [unless otherwise noted]
	NOTED: If Varied the Reduced Rent column is shown "in the cause of BECHER vs. BECHER"

	Denominations		Tenant			Annual Rent	Reduced Rent

	East Skeams		The Representatives	£40 0s. 0d	£31 15s. 6d
				of late Samuel LEVIS	49a 3r 0p
NATURE OF TENANCY:  Tenant from year to year determinable the 29th September each year.
Observations:  None

NOTED: East Skeams is an Island half-a-mile East of Hare Island [Lot No. 5] and not far from the
mainland.  It is much of the same character as Hare Island and is sublet in four farms.  A great
many improvements could be made on this denomination.  There is a very nice Strand attached to this
Island which affords every facility for sea bathing; and if a pretty Cottage was built on this
Island, it would be a most desirable summer residence.
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SOURCE: Vol. 4 - FHL# 0258795 Encumbered Estates - County Cork.