This is Volume I of
a two volume set that contains the Irish wills housed at
the Registry of Deeds, Dublin, Ireland have special importance because "they
replace some of those destroyed in the Record Office in 1922, when virtually
all the original Irish Prerogative and Consistorial Wills perished."
Miss Eustace combed through the Registry's vast Index of Grantors in abstracting this two-volume collection of some 2,000 wills housed at the Registry. The abstracts include some of the following information: the name, address, and occupation of the testator; the names of all relatives mentioned in the will; the names and addresses of all other legatees, trustees, executors, etc.
Registry of Deeds, Dublin Abstracts of Wills,
Volume I, 1708 to 1745. 1956.
Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, Co., Inc., 1996.
114 ROBINSON, RICHARD, town of Monaghan, Co. Monaghan
7 Sept. 1715. Pr,cis, 3/4 p., 1 Dec. 1716.
Wife Anne Robinson.
"His father Nicholas Thettford."
Brother James Robinson.
Daughters Elizabeth and Ann
Brother: William, deceased.
Sisters: Catherine, Sarah and Mary
Mr. Edward Owen, a
trustee. John Litle, lessor of testator's house in
Monaghan. "Richard Pockrich and John Barlow Esqrs., his father John Forster and his brother-in-law Nicholas Thetford overseers."
His leases etc. Tydawnett or Tyhollan Lands. Dwelling house in Monaghan.
Witnesses: James Hamilton,
Dublin, gent., John Wright, same, perukemaker,
Ralph Barlow, Aughnamallagh, Co. Monaghan, gent.
by: Ralph Barlow, William Scott, John McCall.
James Robinson (seal)
18, 58, 8336
141 SMITH, EDWARD, Clonlough, Co. Monaghan, gent.
6 Aug. 1715 Narrate, 3/4 p., 28 Nov. 1717
Brother Henry Smith,
Sisters, Kath., Mary, Sarah and Eliza; their children.
Children of his sister Houghton als. Jones.
Aunts Barlow and Smith.
Cousins Mr. John Barlow and Mr. Henry Evatt. Rev. John Gill.
1 Clonlough, Gortmore,
Corcallan, Annamartin, Fogan and Drumgariah
[? Drumgarve], all in parish Drumsnatt; Milladoo als. Blackhill, Coolesalah,
Mullabrack, Coolatty, Annya [? Annayalla], and Machry, in parish Clownish; Formoyle; Corn and Gortenagh, in parish Kilmore: Corenure in parish Clontibret; Caranbane als. Belnekinty, all in B. of Monaghan, Co. Monaghan.
Witnesses: Rev. John Twigge, John Holmes, John Twigge, Junr.
Memorial witnessed by: John Twigge, clerk, John Christell.
20, 149, 10109
Eldest son Richard
Son Newburgh Pockrich.
Daughter Lettice Green.
Trustees Brockhill Newburgh, Esq., John Barlow, Esq., and Mr. Henry Green.
Witnesses: Rev. John
Gill, clerk, Rector of Killmore, Ralph Barlow,
Aughnamallatt and Edward Dancy.
by: John Gill, Henry Barlow.
Newburgh Pockrich (seal)
John Barlow (seal)
Henry Green (seal)
29, 43, 15917
302 BATES, JOHN, city of Dublin, gent.
9 April 1724. Narrate, 3/4 p., 6 May 1724
His eldest brother
Mr. Thomas Bates clerk.
His younger brother Mr. Michael Bates.
Niece Elizabeth Barlow als. Peppard. Robert Higgins, Dublin merchant,
Estate of inheritance
near town of Lymm, Co. of Chester or elsewhere in
Kingdom of Great Britain. His houses etc. opposite to the Castle Gate in
city of Dublin.
Witnesses: Edwd. Lord,
Dublin, apothecary, Thos. Cooke, senr., Thos. Cooke,
Junr., Dublin, public notaries.
by: Frances Johnston, Dublin, spinster, Thos. Cooke, Junr.
40, 313, 26003 Robt. Higgins (seal)
342 BARLOW, LEWIS, Ballynafearagh, Co. Westmeath, gent.
25 Nov. 1723. Partly in full, 1/2 p., 7 Feb. 1725.
My wife and younger
My eldest son Theodorus Barlow, exor.
My good friend Jno. Smith of Cathernstown, Co. Westmeath, exor.
Ballyfearagh and part
of Nicholstown, Glaskenagh als. Glaskenemore and
Ballykerin, B. Rathcondagh, Co. Westmeath. Brogtonstown in B. of Moyeshill
and Magherghadernan, Co. Westmeath.
Witnesses: John Minchin,
Dublin, gent., Humphry Blair, Dublin, upholder,
Henry Buckley, Dublin, notary public.
by: Henry Buckley, Will French his clerk.
47, 344, 30910 Theodorus Barlow (seal)
353 SMITH, BENJAMIN, Keenoge, Co. Monaghan.
31 Aug. 1713. Pr,cis, 1/2 p., 28 Jan. 1726.
In consideration of the friendly [acts] done to him bequeathes his property
to "Mr. John Barlow(of Aghnemallagh, Co. Monaghan) and his uncle Benjamin Rose," exors.
Keenoge, Aghneclough, Anyelkan,1 Shirwin and Anyeldran,1 Co. Monaghan.
Witnesses: Rev. John
Gill, Francis Foster and James Robinson, all of Co.
by: John Gill, Robert Scott, Dublin, gent.
50, 456, 33799 Jo. Barlow (seal)
29 PEPPARD, JACOB, Dublin, Esq.
13 March 1724. Narrate 1 1/4 p. 19 March 1747.
His wife Jane Peppard.
His son Robt. Peppard, exor. E
dwd. Hunt, Dublin, Esq., and Thos. Gonne, Dublin, gent., trustees.
His daughter Dianna Peppard (unmarried).
His daughter Elizth. Barlow.
His grandson James Barlow.
His son-in-law Wm. Barlow, exor. with testator's son Robert Peppard and said Edward Hunt who is since deceased.
House in Hoyes Alley
wherein he dwelt. Town and lands of Kerdiffstowne, Co. Kildare. Houses
and gardens in James Street, Dublin. Lands of Raffin,
Dowdstowne and part of Fletcherstowne in Co. Meath. Premises held under him by Wm. Paine [situation not mentioned] and all his estate in and about the town of Swords, Co. Dublin. Reversion of lands of Ballymacad, Ballynegangy [Ballynagranshy], Tobrid [? Tubbrid], Rossilla (1) and part of Rathmea in Co. Meath then in lease to John Leigh, Esq. His estate of inheritance in the town of Wicklow. Houses on Ormond Quay and in Aron Street, city of Dublin. His lease of Ardellis, King's Co. [? Co. Kildare], Ballybeg, Co. Kildare. Lenihrim, King's Co.
Witnesses: John Stoyte,
Dublin, alderman, deceased, George More, then clerk
to Thos. Cooke, Junr., public notary, Dublin, and said Thos. Cooke.
(1) Possibly Ross in parish of Killeagh. The townlands of Ballymacad and
Tubbrid are in the same parish.
Memorial witnessed by: Geo. More, John Nolan, servant to said Thos. Gonne.
129, 487, 87930 Thos. Gonne (seal)
My nephew Wm. Foster,
My niece Charity Yorke, her husband Wm. Yorke, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.
My niece Mary Tisdall (sister of Charity Yorke), her husband Philip Tisdall, H.M.'s Solicitor General.
Elizabeth Tisdall, eldest daughter of said Philip and Mary Tisdall.
Mary Tisdall second daughter of said Philip and Mary Tisdall.
My niece Ann Corbett, her son Robt. Corbett, her sister Sarah Leigh (my niece), her husband Dr. Edwd. Leigh.
My sister Mary Leigh, her grandson John Leigh, her grandson Edwd. Leigh. My nephew Francis Leigh.
My sister Patience Fowke, her husband John Fowke.
Sydenham Fowke eldest son of my sister Patience.
John Fowke younger son of my sister Patience, exor.
Said Robt. Corbett, Sydenham Fowke and John Fowke the son and respective issue male as they shall come into possession of lands shall take surname of Singleton only. Pictures of Genl. Fowke, my brother Rowland Singleton deceased and my own picture which properly belong to my said sister Patience or her husband.
My niece Sarah Rochfort, her husband Arthur Rochfort.
My nephew Edward Meade, exor.
My niece Elizabeth Meade.
My nephew Alderman Edward Hardman.
My niece Sarah Hardman.
My niece Ann Gartside, money I owe her as exor. of my brother Rowland Singleton deceased.
My niece Alth. Barlow, wife of James Barlow, Esq.
My niece Patience Ford.
My nephew Alderman Henry Ogle.
My niece Patience Ogle.
My nephew Capt. John Morris (money which I have advanced for his promotion in the Army), his brother Thomas, his brother Henry and
sister -- Morris.
My nephew John Morris his father.
My nephew Robert Madder.
Mrs. Ferguson, daughter of my said niece Patience Ford, her husband.
The daughters of my niece Sarah Rochfort.
My niece Patience Colpois, wife of John Colpois.
My nephew Wm. Howard.
My nephew Ralph Howard.
My niece Patience Howard.
My sister-in-law Mary Singleton.
Sir Thomas Taylor, Bart. John Bradshaw, Dublin, merchant.
The two daughters of Alderman Edmund Schoals of Drogheda.
To Lord Newport, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, my three vols. of the Monasticon Anglicanum.
Thomas Marlay late Chief Justice of King's Bench.
Robt. French now a Justice of the Common Pleas. Wm.
Bristow, Esq. Anthony Foster, Esq. Arthur Hill, Esq.
My servant Charles Adams.
The manor or reputed
manor of Drumcon[d]ra, lands of Balrath, Upper and
Lower Dromconra [Drumcondra], Aclare, Rathrasney, Clonpartin, Corstown, Keirnstown, Moonistown [Mooneystown], Piercetown, Bellsedrick, Upper and Lower Drumsawry, all in Barony Slane, Co. Meath. Ardagh, Carrick, Tueran, Street, Rathnally, Bawn, Begsrew [Begsreeve] and Lisboy, Bellpatrick, Stonehouse, Brownstown, Carrickshenagh [Carricknashanagh, Co. Louth], Mell, Deanrath, all in Co. Meath, Louth and Co. of town of Drogheda. The manor or reputed manor of Kilsallaghan and all my lands in parish of Kilsallaghan, Co. Dublin, which I purchased from Mr. Ellis. The manor or reputed manor of Kenagh, and Cashell alias Piercecourt and all my lands in Co. Cavan which I have purchased from Mr. Fitzherbert. Lands of Moonygall, Drumsillagh, Millecroghery and Grenan [Co. Meath]. My dwelling house etc. in Jervais Street, Dublin. My dwelling house in Lawrence Street, town of Drogheda. My dwelling house etc. commonly called Belvidere, and all lands which I hold from Dr. Marmaduke Coghill deceased, or from Charles Moore, Baron of Tullamore in Drishoge or elsewhere in Co. Dublin. To be buried in vault lately made for me in St. Peter's Church, Drogheda.
Second codicil 1 Aug.
My nephew Alderman Henry Ogle's legacy by his death is become lapsed.
The five children of the said Henry Ogle.
Patience Colpoys is since dead.
Ann Colpoys daughter of said Patience Colpoys.
Third codicil 30 Nov.
My sister Mary Leigh is lately deceased.
Her daughter-in-law Sarah Leigh, widow of John Leigh, deceased.
Fourth codicil 18
My sister Patience Fowke is now in a declining state of health.
My nephews Francis Leigh, Edward Hardman, alderman, and Wm. Ogle, alderman, the elder, and my nieces Ann Corbett and Sarah Leigh her sister. My nephew Wm. Ogle, second son of Henry Ogle deceased to be exor. in case Edward Meade should die in my lifetime.
My nephew John Leigh to be a trustee and exor. if John Fowke should die in my lifetime.
Witnesses: Richard Dawson, Dublin, Esq., Jno. Thompson and Wm. Robinson, Dublin, gents.
To codicil (1): Richd. Dawson. Jno. Thompson, Br. Noble, Dublin, gent.
To codicil (2): John Lodge, Dublin, gent., Edwd. Blackburne, Dublin, grocer, Corns. Wynne, P 126 Dublin, bookseller.
To codicil (3): John Lodge, Thos. Hunt, Dublin, sadler, Edwd. Blackburne.
To codicil (4): John Lodge, Corns. Wynne, Edwd. Blackburne.
by: Richard Dawson, John Lodge.
202, 12, 133868 Sydm. Singleton (seal)
(Sydenham Fowke now called Sydenham Singleton, Esq.)
Jno. Fowke (seal)
277 PARKINSON, ROBERT, Atherdee, Co. Louth, Esq.
29 July 1754. Pr,cis 1 p. 15 June 1761.
His good friends Theobald
Wolfe, Counsellor at law and John Barlow, one
of the attorneys of the Common Pleas, trustees and exors. with testator's wife Diana Parkinson. Testator had in Trinity term last suffered a recovery of
the lands comprehended in his marriage settlement [situation not mentioned].
Harward, Dublin, Counsellor at law, John Hamilton,
Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Esq., Counsellor at law, Wm. McCausland, Dublin, Esq., one of the attorneys of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland.
Memorial witnessed by: William McCausland, Fairfax Mercer, Dublin, gent.
211, 208, 138445 Jn. Barlow (seal)
432 DAVYS, CHARLES, Hampstead, Co. Dublin, Esq.
30 March 1769. Codicils 30 March 1769, 5 April 1769.
Full 7 pp. 19 August 1769.
To be interred with
my father and mother at the church of St. Michan's,
Dublin, Mary Davys otherwise Hely my wife. Provision made "in case I shall
happen to die without issue" by which rents etc. to be held by the trustees
for use of Rt. Hon. Cadwallader Lord Blayney for life and then to his heirs
male, failing male issue to John Caulfield, Esq., and his heirs for ever.
Said John Caulfield,
my cousin, Captain in 56th Regiment.
Faithfull Fortescue, Corderry, Co. Louth and Adam Noble of Longfield, Co. Monaghan, exors. John Barlow, Park, Co. Meath and Elinor his wife. Lieutenant Thomas Barlow and Edward Barlow, surgeon, sons of said John Barlow.
Miss Elizabeth Purdon of Curristown, Co. Westmeath, her brothers and sisters.
o1,000 to be laid
out at interest upon securities to be approved of by Henry Hunt, Dublin,
apothecary or after his death by Elizabeth Hunt his now wife, the yearly
interest to be paid to said Elizabeth Hunt and after death of said
Henry and Elizabeth Hunt o400 to be paid to their eldest daughter Susanna
Hunt, the remaining o600 for the other children of the said Henry Hunt which shall then be living.
o100 to minister and churchwardens of Finglas parish Co. Dublin, for the use of the Charity School.
My holdings or concerns at p. 215 Hampstead, Co. Dublin to be sold; all my other lands etc. in counties of Antrim, Kildare and Dublin, and in town of Carrickfergus or elsewhere to be held by exors. for payments of annuities.
A pair of large silver candlesticks belonging to me now at Castle Blayney. Lands in Dublin and Kildare, except holdings at Hampstead, to use of Hon. Francis Caulfield.
Residue to Incorporated Society for Promoting Protestant Schools in Ireland.
To wife Mary Davys
otherwise Hely my house on east side William Street,
Dublin, purchased from Samuel Broadstreet, Esq., Recorder of city of Dublin
Witnesses to Will
and first codicil: Michael Aigoirs [Aigoin] and David
Aigoirs [Aigoin], Dublin, merchants, John Rawlins, Dublin, Esq.
Second codicil witnessed
by: Arthur Guiness, Dublin, brewer, Benjamin Ball,
Dublin, ironmonger, John Rawlins.
by: John Rawlins, John Purdon, Dublin, gent.
277, 185, 177151 Faith. Fortescue (seal)
Adm. Noble (seal)
458 SMYTH, ALICE, otherwise MERCER, wife of Rev. Thos. Smyth, Treasurer of St. Patrick's, Dublin. 31 Dec. 1770.
Narrate 1 p. 31 Jan. 1771.
After decease of her
late father Fairfax Mercer, Esq., she was entitled to a
moiety of the land of Clea, Co. Down.
An agreement dated 9 Jan. 1770 entered into upon her intermarriage with said Thos. Smyth.
Her sister Mary Fitzgerald.
Her said husband Thos. Smyth exor.
Witnesses: John Morrison,
Barlow, both Dublin, Esqrs., John
Barlow Junior, second son of said John Barlow.
by: John Barlow Junior, John Barlow.
284, 322, 184614 Thos. Smyth (seal)
To her daughter Mary
Segrave, and to her daughter Bridget Carberry all her
interest in lease of Newtown and Dunganstown, Co. Dublin, and all the
substance and effects which belonged to her late husband, Patrick Dodd,
equally between her said daughters. Thomas Segrave and James Carberry exors.
Witnesses: Rev. Patrick
Grace, Skerrys, John Lenaghan, Beavertown, farmer,
Patrick Boyle, Lusk, schoolmaster, all Co. Dublin.
Memorial witnessed by: John Lenaghan, James Barlow, Dublin, gent.
297, 549, 193139
James Carberry (seal)
Residue of his estate
to Robert Langford and James Duberly, trustees and
exors. Said Will was proved in the Prerogative Court, Canterbury, and
Prerogative Court, Ireland.
Thomas, Middle Temple, London, John Richards, clerk
to said Abraham and Robert Langford, Wm. Barlow, clerk to said Morgan Thomas.
Memorial witnessed by: Morgan Thomas, J. Way.
308, 157, 204162
Robt. Langford (seal)
J. Duberly (seal)
REGISTRY OF DEEDS, DUBLIN
contributed by Alex Barlow October 2000
Deed No. 164717
Deed of Release 13th & 14th March 1767
EDWARD BARLOW of the City of Dublin to MARY BARLOW, widow
of Crosna, Co Galway, for £50, lands of Garroronalbanagh, Barony
Note: ROBERT BARLOW, Crosna, Co. Roscommon, Will 1758 in
"Index to Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 1536-1810", edited by Sir Arthur Vicars, see later.
Deed No. 314.80.10273
Deed dated 19th October 1775 between JOHN BARLOW of Mullen, Co.
Roscommon, Admininistration of estate of JOHN BARLOW, his son, deceased
and Theo. Dillon of Dublin City, reciting that LEONARD BARLOW, late
of Dublin City, son of JOHN BARLOW and brother of JOHN
BARLOW, deceased, made his last Will and Testament 26/09/1765... bequeathed lands of Listrumneal, Co Roscommon and Brackloon. Co Mayo, held under Lord Dillon.
Deed No. 1851.4.153
(Incumbered Estates Ireland Commisioners)
A memorial of a Deed, 14th February 1851.
In consideration for a sum of £950. ARTHUR BARLOW did consent
to grant to JAMES MacNAMARA BOUCHIER.. Lands of Rathglass, on road
from Loughrea, Co Galway.