The Hollow Blade Company of London and Land in Reendonegan, Bantry, Co. Cork 1710



The Hollow Blade Company of London and Land in Reendonegan, Bantry, Co. Cork 1710, the Hutchinson Magistrates.

The Hollow Blade Company (they had funded Parliament’s 1680s campaign against the English King and these lands were part of their reward)

Pre Hollow Blade tenure

was originally set up to manufacture swords in the 1690s but shortly afterwards was used as a shell to engage in banking.  It would have been the Anglo-Irish Bank of the early 18th century and failed in a spectacular fashion with its involvement with the South Sea Bubble .

It acquired various Irish properties in 1703  including property at Reendonegan, Bantry.  This townland has land which is very fertile and much sought after abutting theBay, atthe time access to seaweed and sea sand would be a contributor to value.

This was leased to Henry Hutchinson of Bantry and is recorded in the Registry of Deeds  1714 Vol 13 page 185 Memorial Number 5543 to Hutchinson a “Protestant’ for £266.

The Hutchinson clan was prominent in the Bantry area in the 18th century and one of their houses was at Blackrock now the location of Bantry House.  There was keen competition in the period between them and the White later the Earl of Bantry family.

The Macroom Hutchisons are probably related to the Bantry family.

Arthur Hutchinson, Clonee, Durrus, Reendonegan 1843, Durrus, Bantry d 1851, Hutchinson estate in Durrus/Bantry sold by landed Estates Court, no known relations.  1788 map of Carbery Estate indicated owner of lands Hugh Hutchinson who may be father.  1840 Arthur Hutchinson, Clonee,  Magistrate at 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law.  Board of Guardians Bantry 1844.   Presentment sessions Ballydehob 1845. A 1847, landlord and magistrate, no less a personage than Minor Hutcheson, was indicted for assault and battery committed against McCarthy, a tenant, Letterlickey,  who paid the sum of fifty pounds rent. Attending Famine Relief Meeting Dunmanway 1846. Avenue planted with contemplated house overlooking Bantry Bay never built.  May be distantly related to Ballydehob Swanton family.  May be an 18th century old house in nearby Aughogheen remains of old flowers and field name.  1851 rental £9,000, encumbrances £21,000, arrears £6,300.  Sale 1854 Landed Estates Court of Estate of late Arthur Hutchinson died intestate and without heirs.  Estate sold for 28 and a half times rent.  1854 partly planted with trees. 1870 Lord Clinton, 1890 Lord C P P Clinton. 1843 listed as resident Reendonegah House with demesne 23 acres for letting contact Jeremiah O’Connell Esq., Bantry.

Emanuel Hutchinson, 1747, Codrum, Macroom

Hugh Hutchinson, 1710

Hugh Hutchinson, 1774, Holly Hill, Possibly Bantry. Subscriber  of 1766 ‘The History of the Irish Rebellon’, Cork, 1766Massey Hutchinson Esq., 1770, Cordrum, Macroom

Robert Hutchinson, 1779, Codrum, Macroom

Samuel Hutchinson, 1740, Bantry