Updated 18 June 1999
Transcribed from the "History of Bandon" by G.E. Bennett 1869 by Suzanne Lisson and posted here with her kind permission.I thought I would supply this list of original settlers in Bandon, Co. Cork, as found in the book "History of Bandon" by G.E. Bennett 1869. I purchased my copy (on microfiche) from the London Society of Genealogists whose site is http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/SoG/Booklist/Fiche97.html It explains that in 1585 a group of what we would call well-to-do men from Somersetshire Co.,England were granted acreage on condition that they bring over settlers to work the land.
One gentleman , Fane BEECHER (12000 acres) brought over the following settlers-(not in alphabetical order) ABBOT, ALCOCK, ADDERLY, AMOS, BERNARD, BURNHAM, BALDWIN, BLAIR, BENNETT, BOSWELL, BLUET, BROOKS, BLACKWELL, BEAMISH, BROAKE, CORKWELL, COLE, CAREY or CAREW, CROFTS, COX, CLAMPETT, CECIL, COBB, DAUNT, ELLWELL, ELMS, FLEMMING, GRENVILLE, GREATRAKES, HEWITT, HOOPER, HARRISON, HOSKINGS, HERRICK, HARRIS, HICKEY, JUMPER, JIFFORD, JOYCE, LAUGHTON, LEWELLIN, LODWEEKE, LANE, LAMBERT, LAKE, KENT, MASKYLINE, MARTYN, MANSFIELD, NEWELL, NUEE, NICHOLAS, PROWTE, PRESTON, POOLE, PEYTON, RASHLEIGH, RADLEY, RAKE, RICHMOND, SPENCER, STAMMERS, SKIPWITH, SNOOKS, STANLEY,SELBY, SKIPARD, SHORTRED, SHORTCLIFF, STEPHENS, STOKES, SEYMOUR, SAUNDERS, TURNER, TATE, TAYLOR, VICK, WHALEY, WIGHT, WARE, WARREN, WARREN, WARRING, WOODHOUSE, WITHERHEAD, WITHERS, WINIFRED. I have no further info on these families so please don't write asking for more details.
The second group of settlers to Bandon in 1620. They were Puritans and were called "the English Protestants" when they came over. They were principally from Taunton and Kingston in Somersetshire Co.,England. Barrett suggests in his book "History of Bandon" that one group of Puritans left on the Mayflower and this is another group. The names listed are.....
ALLEN, ALDWORTH, ALCOCK, ANSTICE, ARTHUR, AVENY, BALL, BROWNE, BASS, BAKER, BURCHILL, BANKS, BANFIELD, BUTTERFIELD, BRADFIELD, BRADFORD, BEECH, BOND, BEEK, BIGGS, BARBER, COOMBES, COOK, CONZELL, CHINNERY, CLARKE, CASTLE, CHONOCK, DAVIS, DAWSON, DRAPER, DOWDEN, DUN, DANGER, EMERSON, EVERETT, EDWARDS, FRANKLIN, FULLER, GATES, GABRIEL, GILES, GASH, GOOD, GARDINER, GOODMAN, GOSNELL, GOSS, GOODWIN, GIBSON, GIBBINGS, HOPKINS, HARMAN, HOLMES, HAWES, HILL, HARTE, HAMMETT, HENDLEY, HUDSON, JEFFRIES, KNIGHT, KING, LEISTER, LEDBETTER, LYNDSEY, LEGGE, MAY, MEDLEY, MORRIS, MAYBERRY, MANDERS, PALMER, POWELL, PETERS, POPHAM, QUARRY, ROE, ROGERS, RUSSELL, RICE, RUBIE, RICHARDSON, SEMISTER, STEED, SERGEANT, SERAGGS, SHAW, SLOANE, SIMMONS, SHORTEN, SKUSE, SHORTRED, STROUD, TAPE, TURNER, TREMAN, TRINDER, VARIAN, WILSON, WILMOT, WILLIAMS, WHEELER, WHELPLEY, WOODLEY, WERFERED, WEEKES.