1857.  Sale in the Court of the Commissioners for Encumbered estates in Ireland, of Hutchins Estate held from Sir Valentine Browne (Kenmare Estate) Lease of 1796 and 1788, of Donemark including Sub Denominations of Carrigbue, Lahadin, Cahir Upper and Lower, and Droumedaniel, including Sub Denomination Gortgoree, Bantry, West Cork. Tenants and Leases Listed with Listing of Hutchins Magistrates.

In the schedules of tenants and leases many of the holding are very large relative to others in the greater Bantry area.   This demonstrates the survival of a class of large Catholic tenant farmer throughout the Penal Laws.  The same pattern is replicated on the Hutchinson estate in Durrus sold around the same period.

The Hutchins of Bantry are not to be confused with the Hutchinsons also of Bantry.

Arthur Hutchins, Ballylickey or Ardnagashel. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction.  Notified as Magistrate of Catholic meeting in Bantry re loyalty to King 1825.  Signed public declaration to Alexander O’Driscoll on his removal as Magistrate 1835 with Lord Bantry, Simon White, John Puxley, Thomas Baldwin, Samuel Townsend Junior and Senior, Hugh Lawton, Thomas Somerville, Richard Townsend Senior, Rev. Alleyn Evanson, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Townsend, Lyttleton Lyster.

Arthur Hutchins, 1855, Ballylickey, Bantry, Resident, £60.  Attending 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law.  Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry.  Attending Railway meeting Drimoleague 1856, subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery’, 1876.  Arthur listed 1843 at Reendonegan, Bantry.  Member election committee McCarthy Downing, Skibbereen, 1868.  

Emanuel Hutchins, Ballylickey, Bantry, Listed 1835. 1812 election voted Hutchinson.

Richard Hutchins,1686, Bantry, served in Irish Confederate Wars 1641-1853 under son of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl Orrery, Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill and appointed Poll Tax Commissioner and acquired former O’Sullivan lands.

Thomas Hutchins, 1776, Ballylickey, Bantry.

Samuel Newburgh Hutchins -1915), 1875, Fortlands, Charleville, and Ardngashel, Bantry, Resident, £408, succeeded on death of his brother Emanuel.  He had been in the Australian Mounted Police during Gold Rush.  Married 1875  Marianne Isabella Harrison of Castle Harrison, Charleville. Son Captain Richard Hutchins killed WW1 ArthurRoyal Munster Fusiliers.

Samuel Hutchins (listed as Hutchinson probably wrong), Pre 1831, Ardnagashel, Bantry, listed 1838, 1843. , may be Arthur d 1836, m Matilda, d John O’Donnell Esq., Erris, Co. Mayo, probate to son Robert.

Samuel Hutchins, listed 1835 at Ballylickey, 1838.  1835 in Bantry paying £5 toward Catholic Rent, frequently praised as a Liberal Protestant. 1840 petition on Catholic Equality. Attending address Ardnagashel 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law. Listed 1843, Ardnagashel, Bantry.   Estate passed to him on death of younger brother Emanuel in 1839,  Brother of botanic artist Ellen Hutchins.  1820 Member Cork Library. 1837 donated £5 to Justice (Catholic Repeal) Rent.  Set up a soup kitchen during Famine.  Extensive property throughout Co. Cork, sitting Bantry, and Castletown North Cork, 1835, Castletownbere 1839, Buttevant 1846 succeeded by his son Emanuel later by another son Samuel Newburgh.


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