West Cork History

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Sword_Blade_Company

Pre Hollow Blade tenure

http://eppi.dippam.ac.uk/documents/9809/eppi_pages/214817
http://eppi.dippam.ac.uk/documents/9809/eppi_pages/214820

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

http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=1129  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.

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