1846. Further from Villicus of Ballydehob, Pigs Wandering and their Owners fined.  Cause of Mischief Abuse of Grand Jury presentments by Land Owner in building Mount Gabriel Road to Favour his Land in time of Great Distress. High Praise for the action of James Hutchinson Swanton in practical Relief and in the Middle of Starvation Cattle Being Distrained for Rent.

James Hutchinson Swanton, 1815 – 1891, son of William Swanton, Ballydehob and Hanna Hutchinson, Clonee, Durrus.  Her father, Hugh Hutchinson, landlord and Margaret O’Sullivan, Ballagahadown between Caheragh and Drimoleague. She is probably sister to Eugene O’Sullivan, Gent, middleman on a number of estates including Dunmanway Shouldham Estate.  He is a church warden, Drimoleague c 1790. The Hutchinson major property owners in Bantry since at least mid 17th century. Not to be confused with Bantry Hutchins family. Slowly lands including Blackrock House now Bantry House acquired by Richard White (Ancestor of Lord Bantry).  Estate sold Landed Estates Court 1850s.

James (‘The Governor’) Hutchinson Swanton (c1815-1891), Rineen Skibbereen, resident, April 1857, £143. 1835 Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837. Praised for his personal generosity and practical work in Ballydehob during Famine.  Report on 1850 dinner for Sir Robert Kane, President Queens College. Prominent Methodist. In July 1869, it was agreed that Fifteenth Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland purchase Skibbereen premises from James Hutchinson Swanton for £250.From 1875 Carrisbrook House, Pembroke Ballsbridge.  Major businessman, shipowner, miller of Lorriga, Faran, Rineen with McNamara, landowner, Bendufff Slate Quarry, Director Provincial Bank, sitting Skibbereen 1861, subscriber (Pembroke Road, Dublin), Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876.   Major land purchaser post Famine.  1870, 6,049 acres, 122, Pembroke Rd. Dublin.  Died Cheltenham.  Probate to James Swanton, Eastview, Glandore, £3,807




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Cork Examiner 22 July 1846

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Cork Examiner 23 September 1846

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