A subsequent listing in 1671 shows a considerably greater 20,000 acre grant in this area, including Glengariff and Hull Island shown as 6,065 acres. This may have been a grant from the Duke of York’s lands. His 1666 grant was also for land in Queen’s Co. exceeding 2,000 acres including Coolbally and Garryduff, both subsequently held by the first Despards ‘of him’.
In 1691 the Bantry and Bear property was granted by Arthur Annesley’s widow Elizabeth Altham (d1698) to her London based second son Altham Annesley. He died of a stroke in 1699, and his brother Richard inherited the title. The property grants by Elizabeth included property to William Coward who had married Altham’s sister Philippa, and to Edward Eyre whose sister Margaret had married Charles Annesley (Tree 2). I must note here that Edward Eyre had married Jane daughter of William Maynard, a relative of the Maynards of Great Easton Essex, who had Kendall connections.
William Coward was a Sergeant-at-law of Lincoln’s Inn, and was a Recorder and Member of Parliament for Wells, Somerset. William’s father, also a Recorder of Wells, seems to have been a cousin of William Chiffinch, and with him was a guardian to Chiffinch’s niece, Rachel. William Chiffinch was Page of his Majesty’s Bed-Chamber and Keeper of the King Charles II’s Private Closet. It was Chiffinch who received and distributed the funds from King Louis following the Secret Treaty of Dover (see Article).
While the Bantry holding was sold by Richard D in 1717/1731, I was not able to locate a sale of the property that was also supposed to be held by Despards at Glengariff. We were said to have had iron workings at Glengariff, but the Beare peninsular also had copper workings.