Early Ordnance Survey Map Showing Site of McCarthy Castle, Scart, Bantry, Silver Mines, Lead Mines on Hutchinson Estate.

c 1620 the McCarthys relocated from Scart to Gearhameen in Durrus. The replacement Castle is wrongly called Cú na Long. Some years ago during reclamation work near the site of Scart Castle (of which there are no remains) a piece of highly ornamented stonework was found. Last year I was unable to locate it in ditches.

Early Ordnance Survey Map Showing Site of McCarthy Castle, Scart, Bantry, Silver Mines, Lead Mines on Hutchinson Estate.

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Lead Mine, Gortycloona, Silver Mine Kilvenogue, Old McCarthy Castle, Scart.




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.  1837 disentailing deed of Hutchinson estate Arthur Hutchinson to Henry Orpen, Killowen, Co. Kerry.  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 Hutchinson, 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 at Clonee 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.  Despite his estate being sold with no known relations his nephew William was charged with trying to effect entry into the mines at Kileenvogue property of Captain O’Flaherty in 1858.

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