Land: CORK, In the Matter of the Estate of Edward Baldwin BECHER. Esq. & 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 & 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 as Lot 5]
	(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 as LOT 7] [Rathruanebeg as LOT 8];
	[Quoleaghmore; Quoleaghbeg as LOT 9] and [Bananuckane as LOT 6], 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; M'Carthy 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]

LOT 8] Rathruanebeg Situate in the parish of Aughadown, Barony of West Carbery,
and County of Cork, held (with others) for the residue of a term of 999 years under a lease
bearing date 20th of March, 1698.
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			Townland of RATHRUANEBEG situate in the Parish of Skull,
			Barony of West Carbery and County of Cork


LOT 8	[Fee-simple]	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"

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	Denominations		Tenant			Annual Rent	Reduced Rent

1]	RATHRUANEBEG		John JAGOE		£43 10s. 0d	£43 10s. 0d
							224a 0r 11p

NATURE of TENANCY: [JAGOE] Lease dated 23rd of January, 1850 from Edward Baldwin BECHER
and George BECHER to John Abraham JAGOE for the lives of Lionel A. BECHER, son of the
Lessor, Edward B. BECHER (now living, aged about 13 years); Charles DONOVAN, son of the
Rev. Charles DONOVAN of Ballydehob (now living aged about 12 years) and of James JAGOE, son
of the Lessee (now living, about 13 years). The contents are stated to be four gneeves and a-half.

OBSERVATIONS: The Lessee has the clause of surrender if he so desires after four years by
giving 6 months notice in writing. The purchaser will get a compared copy of the lease
made from the tenant's part.
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2]	   Ditto	Thomas YOUNG		£14 10s. 0d	£14 10s. 0d
						78a 0r 7p

NATURE of TENANCY: [YOUNG] Lease dated 28th of November, 1849 from Edward Baldwin BECHER
and George Robert BECHER to Thomas YOUNG for the term of 31 years from 29th September, 1849.

OBSERVATIONS: The purchaser will get a compared copy of the lease made from the tenant's part.
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			Townland of Quoleaghmore OR COOLAGHMORE; Situate in the Parish
			of Skull, Barony of West Carbery and County of Cork


LOT 9	[Fee-simple]	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"

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	Denominations		Tenant			Annual Rent	Reduced Rent

1]	Quoleaghmore
	OR COOLAGHMORE		Thomas ROBERTS		£42 0s. 0d	£35 1s. 6d
							56a 0r 11p

NATURE of TENANCY: [SWANTON] Lease dated 20TH of December, 1817 from Lionel BECHER
to William SWANTON, JR. for three lives:  Robert Swanton (now living aged about 49 years)
son of James SWANTON, of GURTNAGROUGH; Richard SWANTON (now deceased) also son of said James
SWANTON; and Thomas SWANTON, (now deceased) son of William SWANTON of GURTNAGROUGH;

OBSERVATIONS: The Lessee has the clause of PAYING AN ADDITIONAL FAT HOG OR IN LIEU OF
three guineas at Christmas each year. The lessee has the rights to take away whatever
quantity of turf necessary for the use of his farm. The purchaser will get a compared copy
of the lease made from the tenant's part.
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2]	Ditto			James ATTERIDGE		£40 16s. 14d	£35 15s. 4d
							89a 1r 19p

NATURE of TENANCY: [ATTERIDGE] Lease dated 12TH of October, 1824 from Lionel BECHER
to Thomas ATTERIDGE for the lives of:  Jane ATTERIDGE (now deceased) and Elizabeth
ATTERIDGE (now living aged about 36 years) daughters of the said Lessee and Timothy DRISCOLL
(now deceased) son of Alexander DRISCOLL.

OBSERVATIONS: Said Lessee to allow William SWANTON,(then a tenant of other parts of
Quoleaghmore ) to cut and carry take away whatever quantity of turf necessary for the use
of his farm from off the bog on said lands. The purchaser will get a compared copy
of the lease made from the tenant's part.
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			Townland of Quoleaghbeg OR COOLAGBEG; Situate in the Parish
			of Skull, Barony of West Carbery and County of Cork


LOT 10	[Fee-simple]	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"

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	Denominations		Tenant			Annual Rent	Reduced Rent

1]	Quoleaghbeg
	OR COOLAGHBEG		William ATTERIDGE	£61 0s. 0d	£61 0s. 0d
							161a 2r 36p

NATURE of TENANCY: [ATTERIDGE] Lease dated 22ND July 1796 from Edward BECHER (the father of the
owners) to John ATTERIDGE for the lives of John ATTERIDGE, the lessee (now deceased) Thomas ATTERIDGE,
son of the lessee, (now living aged about 66 years) and of John ATTERIDGE also son of lessee, Now living in
America and aged about 63 yrs) at the yearly rent of £60, late Irish currency [Handwritten "Besides the
Tithe Rent-Charge"]

OBSERVATIONS: The purchaser will get a compared copy of this lease, taken from the Tenant's part.
Townland located about half a statute mile from Ballydehob, within the jurisdiction of the Manor Court,
adjoining Quoleaghmore OR COOLAGHMORE on the south-east side.  There is a neat cottage residence on this
lot.
	The above tenant has the denomination sublet in seven farms.  The mines and minerals will be
excepted out of the conveyance of this lot. This lot will be sold  subject to £3 2s. 2d, quit rent portion of
a larger sum payable out of these and other lands, but entitled to contribution for same from Nos. 6,7,8, and 9.
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LOT No. 11			The FEE-SIMPLE of all MINES and MINERALS
				to be found in or upon the lands of

	RATHRUANEMORE; RATHRUANEBEG; QUOLEAGHMORE (or COOLAGHMORE) and QUOLAGHBEG (or COOLAGHBEG)
	being the Lands comprised in the aforesaid Lots, No. 7 to Lot No. 10, inclusive

	Copy Report of CHARLES THOMAS, ESQ, pursuant to the Order of the Commissioners.

" I have made a careful examination of the Minerals on the Townlands of RATHRUANEBEG; RATHRUANEMORE; COOLAGHMORE; COOLAGHBEG and BANANUCKANE,
in the Parish of Skull, County Cork, "the property of Edward Baldwin BELCHER, Esquire"

	"The accompanying Map will show the different places where I have found indications of Copper"
	[Transcriber's Note:  Map not shown in Transcribing]

	"This Estate is adjoining and bounded on the south by the Ballydehop Mines, from many hundreds of
	tons of rich Copper Ores have been sold and is at present, active in operation"

	"My attention was first directed to COOLAGHMORE, where I find a lode, cropping out at surface, of a highly
mineralized appearance.  The surface consists of a light clay slate.  The lode is composed of quartz, killas
carbonates of copper and spots of great ore.  The indications are such as to expect copper ore underneath"

	"At COOLAGHBEG are three parallel lodes.  No 1 was opened by the late Colonel HALL.  At present is a pit full of rubbish;
but judging from the stones of killas, and carbonate of copper left since it was worked, I have reason to believe that
copper ore will be found in depth.

	No 2, I discovered in the side of a road, and a sunk pit on it four feet deep.  The lode is
three feet wide containing quartz, a congenial killas, and a branch or vein of gossam and green carbonate of
copper ore, from four to six inches wide. It is my decided opinion that a good deposit of grey ore will be
found at this point of the property.

	No 3, was (sunk) on by the Ballydehob Mining Company, about twenty years since. which is running west into
that sett.  When the Mine was abandoned, nothing further was done."

	"I observed appearances in several other places on this property; but as there are no trials made, I could
not form an opinion of their value.  This locality has long been known as a decided 'Mining District' and I consider
from the strong indications of copper ore to be seen ion different places, that it is a good speculation for
capitalists."

	"The advantage for working this Mine are exceedingly favourable, being within half a-mile of Ballydehob from
whence ore may be shipped any season of the year at a trifling expense.  A large stream of water is running in the sett.
which may be applied for all Mining purposes.

	"If further information is required respecting this mineral property, by any parties, I shall have great
pleasure in communicating with them on the subject."

			"July 15th, 1853"

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SOURCE: Vol. 4 - FHL# 0258795 Encumbered Estates - County Cork.