Fortlands was occupied by members of the Batwell family in the first half of the 19th century. Hajba writes that the Batwells held the property from the Hutchins family. By the mid 19th century Samuel Hutchins was occupying the house, held by him in fee and valued at £31+. The home of the O'Connor family in the 20th century. The original house does not appear to be extant.