Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Richard Hutchins of Blackrock, near Bantry, county Cork, was appointed a Poll Tax Commissioner by William III. In 1759 his great grandson, Thomas Hutchins, married Elinor, daughter of Arthur Hutchins of Cregane Castle, county Limerick, and they had 21 children. Their descendants were residing at Ardnagashel, near Bantry, by the beginning of the 19th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation their grandson Samuel Hutchins held townlands in the parishes of Caheragh, barony of West Carbery (West), Kilnamanagh, barony of Bear, Kilmocomoge, barony of Bantry, Rathgoggan, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, Ballyvourney, barony of West Muskerry, Grenagh, barony of Barretts and Ballyhay, barony of Fermoy. In May 1857 lands held by Samuel Hutchins at Donemark and Dromedaniel (546 acres), barony of Bantry, county Cork and at Cregane (972 acres), barony of Coshma, county Limerick, were advertised for sale. The Hutchins estate, amounting to 4,905 acres held in fee in the baronies of Barretts, West Muskerry, Orrery and Kilmore, Fermoy, West Carbery (East), was advertised for sale in June 1871. Emmanuel Hutchins was the owner of over 7500 acres in county Cork and some property in county Westmeath in the 1870s. In November 1887, Arthur and Elizabeth Hutchins offered property at Ballylickey, Bantry, county Cork and in Dublin city for sale in the Land Judges' Court. Two lots of this were sold to Mary Anne Murphy in June 1888. The interest in other property owned by Arthur Hutchins was sold in July of that year. The purchasers included Samuel Hutchins of Charleville, a Mr. Hutchins of Dublin and H. Payne of Beechmount, Upton, county Cork. In 1906 Emmanuel's brother Samuel Hutchins still owned over 500 acres of untenanted land in the parish of Kilnamangh, barony of Bear. Members of the Hutchins family were still residing in the Bantry area in the mid 20th century.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Creggane Castle Creggane Hackmys Kilmallock Colmanswell 26 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R533 258
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 73
Fortlands Fortlands Rathgoggan Kilmallock Charleville 186 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R523 222
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 73
Ardnagashel House Ardnagashel Kilmocomoge Bantry Glengarriff 32 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V981530
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Ballylicky House Ballylicky Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 22 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W007533
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Dunnamark House Dunnamark Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 22 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V999502
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 85

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hutchins, 28 May 1857, Vol 45 (35), MRGS 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Genealogical note (photostat) on the family of Hutchins of Wiltshire & Co Cork. MS 13,558; National Library of Ireland
  • Harrison Papers. Indenture concerning the acquisition of lands at Ballycoskery, Co. Cork, by S. H. Harrison, estimate by the Land Commission of the value of his estates and agreement by him to purchase lands at Bantry from S. N. Hutchins and others, together with proceedings in Chancery against De Courcy O'Grady by a number of People in respect of debts and lands in Co. Limerick, 1852 - 1907. MS 8463; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hutchins, 23 June 1871, Vol 102 (28), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • 1675-1915: deeds and papers. Enquiries to National Library of Ireland. ; Private Possession
  • Hutchins Papers, manuscript, typescript and 'photostat' copies of documents relating mainly to the families of Hutchins, of Bantry, Co. Cork, Newburgh of Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan and Tisdall, including correspondence, property, financial and legal papers, together with a pedigree of the Hutchinson family, c. 1783-1863. MS 8685; National Library of Ireland
  • Hutchins Papers, Thirty eight letters to or from Thomas Hutchins, of Ballylickey, Bantry, relating to property, smuggling, family matters etc., 1783-6. Microfilm P 928 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Genealogical note on the family of Hutchins of Wiltshire and co. Cork. MS 13,558 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Short abstract of deed of 4 Nov., 1712, from John Davis of Dublin and Hugh Hutchins of Blackrock, Co. Cork Esq., Richard White of Widdy Island and John Despard of Glangarm, gents., granting the town and lands of Bantry, Carrigeen als. Blackrock, Killnarone, Dromlaffe, Rinedesert, etc., 1712. GO Ms.144, p.2 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Hutchins material, mainly copy letters and genealogical papers, 10 items, 1724-1931. U254; Cork City and County Archives
  • Bantry Papers, include legal report & papers in case Hutchins v Richard 1st Earl of Bantry, 1818. IE BL/EP/B/319-320; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, parish of Bantry; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources