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"Most of the Wills appear to have been extracted from the Waterford Will Book, but some are Prerogative Wills, and are noted as such"



Will of Nicholas POWER, Kilballyquilty,Co. Waterford, dated 11.6.1657:- to be buried with his ancestors in Rathcormack, mentions wife Eleanor alias BOURKE, son Walter, grandaughter Elinor PRENDERGAST nephew Michael FITSEDMUND, brother John. Proved by Walter POWER, Ballynaven (?) Grandson Richard POWER mentioned. 9.11.1657 Prerogative.

Will of Patrick POWER, sick on board H.M.S. Seahorse at Deal, Kent, dated 12.6.1743:- leaves all pay etc. to his father John POWER and brother Geoffry POWER, Yeomen, Co. Waterford share and share alike.

Will of Patrick POWER of Knockaderry, dated 25.6.1737:- "To son Peirse two-thirds of my interest in lands and leases of Bridgetown, Ballyneale, Ballyhosty and Ballyquin and two-thirds of cattle and stock on said lands, the third to my dear wife, first taking 20 cows for my mother-in-law Joan BUTLER alias TOBIN. To my son Edmund, two-thirds of my interest in Carriganure and Coolfin, and two thirds of stock thereon. My wife and son perfect a lease to Ed. POWER of Carriganure of such part of said lands as he holds of me at 42 a year. Nicholas LONERGAN of Carriganure to be forgiven 30. Tom my son David my interest in Carrigphilip and Kirnalish and stock thereon, reserving one-third for my wife. To my sons Thomas and Nichols my interest in Kilballyquilty and stock, less one-third for my wife. To my daughter Catherine 300 and 60 worth of stock. My interest in the lands of Knockaderry for the support of my children for nine years, and then to my son Nicholas, reserving one-third for my wife. To my four sons Peirse, Edmund, David and Thomas my interest in the lands and leases of Teplyvrick ? and Lisnageeragh, Shanakill and Kilmulin. To my son Thomas my interest in leases and stock of Kilmovee, reserving one-third for my wife. To my mother Catherine POWER alias KENNEDY 4 a year for life. To my sister Mary FITZGERALD alias POWER 20 barrels of oats. To my brother Maurice POWER two strippers bought from William POWER, Woodstown. 15 to poor widows of the parishes of Newcastle and Kilmeaden, Peirse POWER of Knockaderry, and my wife Alicia POWER alias BUTLER. Proved by Alicia POWER, wife and executor, 25.4.1737

Will of Maurice POWER of Tyroe, Co. Waterford, dated 2.4.1772:- "To my wife Ellen, Knokacroly and Churchtownhill for life, and in case she dies and the fool survives her, he is to get 10 a year. To my well-beloved son John POWER Lahardan, Tyroe, and Kylenaracy. To my daughter Ellen POWER 300, to my daughter Anastasia 50, my daughter Jenny 30, my daughter Kate 4. My son John to get at his mother's death and to pay the fool 10 a year if he lives (Knocknacroly and Churchtownhill) Proved by widow 1.6.1775. Executors wife and son John.    Prerogative.

Will of Maurice POWER of Tyroe, Co. Waterford, dated 11.3.1774:- 1/- each to his sons John and Michael, all the rest to his daughter Mary POWER. Proved. 29.6.1791

Will of Thomas POWER of Coolfin, Gentleman, dated 15.4.1791:-
"To Joseph POWER of Knockaderry my interest in Coolfin with stock, cattle and
furniture, also the assets of my sister Catherine late of Georgestown, now in
the hands of my brother Nicholas POWER of Ballinakill, and also the furniture
of my lodgings in Waterford City. I appoint Joseph POWER of Knockaderry and
John KENNEDY OF Whitestown my executors.
Proved 3.5.1791

Will of Peirse POWER of the City of Waterford, Gentleman, dated 8.5.1795:-
eldest daughter, Alice Farrell widow of Michael FARRELL, (d. 15.11.1811) 30 a
year: her son Edmond FARRELL 200; second daughter Mary Ann POWER, wife of
Joseph POWER 20 cash. third daughter Catherine POWER, spinster, now in France
57 a year; fourth daughter Anastasia RONAYNE, wife of William RONAYNE 20
cash, and 20 each to her children living at my death; rest to my son Patrick. 
Executors:- son Patrick and son in law William RONAYNE.
Proved by executors 11.10.1796

Will of James POWER, Vintner of the City of Waterford, dated 20.11.1793:-
wife Alice POWER, house and house called Flanagan's to be sold and the proceeds
to wife and daughters Ellinor and Johanna; sons John and Francis 50 each;
daughters Ellinor and Johanna 300 each; son Matthew 1/-; Brewery, malthouse,
and three fields at Gallows Road to be sold and the proceeds to be divided
between the legatees except Matthew. Probate
27.4.1798 to Revd. John POWER, son and legatee others renouncing.

Will of Johanna POWER alias Sheridan of Stonehouse, dated 11.4.1797 widow:
"Farm of Stonehouse to my son Jeffry as held by his father Edmund POWER; 40 to
my daughter Nora; 40 each to my step-daughters Ellen and Mary POWER;
executors my brother John SHERIDAN and my son Laurence Bryan.
Proved by John SHERIDAN 13.5.1797

Will of Jeffry POWER OF Curraghballintlea, dated 25.9.1797:- "to be buried at
Kilbarrymeaden; wife Mary alias _ONAHAN, daughter Alice and child unborn,
brother Edmund POWER of the City of Waterford, If my own children die all to
my brother Edmund's children; Robert and Peirse POWER Rathfennelly and Michael
POWER of Granny____
Proved 21.10.1797 by Robert, Peirse and Michael.

Will of Bridget POWER of the City of Waterford, widow, dated 30.12.1799:-
to be buried at Kilbarrymeaden with her husband; mentions granddaughters
Bridget and Anastasia QUIRK, daughters of Thomas Quirk, Publican, John town;
other children Ellen BARDEN alias POWER; Margaret BARDEN alias POWER, Bridget
POWER, widow, Mary QUIRK provided for; Probate to Revd. William POWER,
Ballybricken, sole executor

Will of Catherine POWER of the City of Waterford, spinster, dated _0.12
to be buried at Clashmore; 500 to John POWER of Annmount son of brother
William; brother Richard POWER; diamonds to Miss Dora POWER of Clashmore;
clothes and lace to Mrs. POWER, wife of said William. 30 ?? to Mary POWER of
Waterford and her sister Dora.
Proved 30.8.1794

Will of Nicholas POWER of Ballinakill, dated 22.6.1794:-
to daughter Maria POWER 4000 on marriage with the consent of her mother;
Tybrough_ey, Kncokaderry, Sleady and Carriganure to eldest son, Patrick;
Ballinakill, large warehouse on Quay, Waterford and Lecaun Co. Wexford to
second son Nicholas; marriage settlement of 500 to wife confirmed; 100 a year
for ten years for education and support of two sons and 300 a year each until
they reach twenty-one. If sons die, property to go to daughter Maria, and if
she die, to nephew Patrick POWER for life, and then to his heirs and then to
the eldest son of nephew-in-law William RONAYNE. (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. sons
in succession). To natural son Patrick 100 at fifteen to put him apprentice,
and 15 a year while there; to natural daughter Kate 25 on marriage. To
executors nephew Patrick POWER and nephew-in-law William RONAYNE 50 a year
each until the children reach twenty-one. Thomas FITZGERALD of Snowhaven,
guardian to the children. Tramore, Co. Waterford and lands in Co. Tipperary to
eldest son. Proved 22.6.1795 by executors. Prerogative Will

Will of ___ POWER of Kilmoylan:-
to wife Alice POWER everything subject to legacies. "I wish that my nephew
John POWER, son to my brother James should marry Alice NUGENT, my wife's niece;
if they marry, they are to get one undivided half. To my brother Patrick POWER
of Kilmacthomas 56:18:6. To my brother Thomas 42. To the children of my
dear brother James 42. The 100 in the hands of Peirse POWER Esq. half to my
wife and half to my nephew John POWER. Executors: Revd. Roger POWER and Philip
From Waterford Will Book 1794-1804

Will of Nicholas POWER of Rockshire, dated 17.6.1809:-
leaves Castlecradock, Savagetown, and Crinalish to his wife Eleanor POWER alias
STRANGE, and then to his grandniece Mary HAY daughter of his niece Elenor HAY.
He mentions:-
"my godson and relative Nicholas WISEMAN, son of late James WISEMAN and Xaviera
STRANGE, his brother James, then Francis, then Patrick WISEMAN of Seville. My
good friend Laurence STRANGE of London; my friend and relative Paul CARROLL,
Mrs Mary POWER, widow of my brother Michael, my relative Margaret LANDERS, my
relative Ann BARKER alias CARROLL, my sister-in-law Mary STRANGE and her sister
Hanna, daughters of my brother-in-law Laurence STRANGE, my nephew James RYAN in
Spain, my relative Charles POWER.
Proved by executors Dr. John POWER, James QUANN and Paul CARROLL
13.9.1813 Prerogative Will

Will of Patrick POWER of the City of Waterford, Publican, dated 31?.3.1801:-
500 each to daughters Mary and Margaret on marriage or at twenty-one; if they
die before marriage 1000 to their mother Margaret POWER; son William 1/-;
daughter Elizabeth SHEA, wife of Matthew SHEA 1/-; rest to wife Margaret POWER.
Executors:- wife and Revd. _ Ronayne.
Proved 22.4.1801

Will of William POWER of Mayor's Walk in the west suburbs of the City of
Waterford, Maltster, dated 8.5.1801:-
"to my niece Mary ___ (TROY ??) alias EVERITT 34; to my sister Ann POWER 7
alias __ (TROY ??) to my nephew Robert POWER 30?; to my nephew Richard POWER
8 residue to Robert POWER afore__d. Executors my nephew Robert POWER and my
good friend Edmund __ER of Mayor's Walk, Innholder.
Proved 4.6.1801

Will of John POWER of Kilnagrange, Farmer, dated 20.2.1801:-
leaves Knockalayalla Upperthird, and Knockane Decies Without a to one-sixth
share each to his wife Honora POWER and his children Laurence, Edmund, John
Bridget and an unborn child: to his daughter Margaret RYAN 21, if her
father-in-law John RYAN gives his son Michael RYAN, her husband 21; appoints
his two nephews Edward KIRWAN of Whitestown and Patrick KIRWAN of Cumeen his
Proved 24.6.1801

Will of Walter POWER of Ballybrunnock, dated 28.2.1803:- to be buried in
Clonegam with his father and mother; to sons Peirse and Nicholas Ballybrunnock
and Carrigavantry with stock thereon; to wife 10 a year; to son John 1/-, to
daughters Margaret and Mary 1/- each; mentions daughters Anne Anastasia and
Catherine also; mentions niece Catherine POWER.

Will of Mary POWER alias MERRY, Waterford, widow, dated 20.5.1804 "My brother
John Peter MERRY of London to get nothing; my brother Joseph MERRY of Seville
if living, if not his children to be residuary legatees.
Proved 18.6.1804 by Bishop of Waterford.

Will of Thomas POWER of Shanaclune, dated 26.12.1806:- leaves his right to
Dunhill and Kilcannon to his brother David POWER of Dunhill, then to his son
John POWER; his right to Shanaclune to his brother Robert of Shanaclune; 500
each to Catherine, Mary, Johanna and Eleanor daughters of his brother David of
Dunhill; 200 each to Nicholas and William sons of the said David; executors
brother Robert POWER and Maurice POWER of Mayor's Walk. Probate to David POWER
brother of executor, who died intestate.

Will of Robert POWER of SHANACLUNE, mentions brother David's son Thomas, sister
Mary POWER, nephew Nicholas POWER, niece Catherine POWER, William, John,
Johanna and Ellen children of brother David, brother Thomas deceased; date not
given; administration to David POWER brother and next of kin.

Will of John POWER of Benvoy:-
to his wife Anastasia POWER alias ANTHONY, Benvoy for life, and then to his son
James and his heirs; Carrigadustre to his son Matthew; tithes of Cuilcagh etc.
to his son William; Kildarmody and Pembrokestown to his son Thomas; 60 a year
to his daughter Mary; 1000 to his daughter Catherine. Wife and son James
executors. Will proved by son James the surviving executor 31.10.1811. 
Administration with will annexed of goods unadministered by James POWER
executor, since deceased granted to William POWER Esq. of Dunhill Lodge, son
and next of kin of testator, 19.4.1834

Will of Mary POWER of Dunhill Lodge, dated 11.7.1821:-
mentions sister Kate POWER of Granny, brothers Matthew and William, niece Anne
POWER of Granny, cousins Catherine WALSH and George O'FLYNN, relatives Nano
POWER and Mary POWER of Croan.
16.11.1821 Proved 19.10.1824

Administration of the goods of Eleanor POWER, spinster of Tramore who died
intestate 2.1.1824 to Johanna POWER, spinster, Tramore, sister and next of kin.

Will of John POWER, Corraghnagorraha, farmer, no date:-
100 each to son Patrick and daughters Mary and Bridget; son Thomas to be
educated for the church; to second son John the lands of Corraghnagorraha;
wife, Betty POWER to manage; James PHELAN and Walter POWER executors; farm to
pay for Thomas' education. He died July 1839. 
Will proved 18.6.1840 by executors.

Administration of goods etc. of Ed. POWER, Farmer, Clondanel, Rathgormic to son
David POWER, 31.12.1839

Will of John POWER, Ballytruckle, no date, :-
all to daughters Ann and Catherine; executors Mr. John POWER, City of Waterford
and Jeoffry POWER of Ballyglan.
proved 14.3.1837

POWER (Administration Bonds)

admon. of goods of James POWER, late of Knockaderry, Gentleman, Bachelor, died
intestate, to David POWER, father and next of kin.

admon of goods of Robert POWER, Tramore to widow Bridget.

admon. of goods of John POWER of Ballyvallican, deceased intestate to widow

admon, of goods of Edmund POWER formerly of Waterford and late of Ferryland,
NEWFOUNDLAND deceased intestate to widow Eleanor.

admon of goods of James POWER of Ballydermot, Gent. deceased intestate to
Richard POWER, son and next of kin.

admon of goods of Nicholas POWER, Johnstown, Tanner deceased intestate to John
and William POWER brothers.

admon of goods of Nicholas POWER, Publican, Ballybricken, Waterford deceased
intestate to Thomas POWER of Shanaclune, Co., Waterford for the use and
benefit of Mary, Ellen, Bridget, Richard, and Thomas POWER, lawful children of
the deceased.

admon. of goods of Edmund POWER of Stonehouse, Farmer, deceased intestate to
Ellen POWER, spinster, his daughter.

admon. of goods of Catherine POWER of Carrick on Suir, spinster, deceased
intestate to Daniel FLING of Rathgormac, Gent. __ one of the next of kin,

admon. of goods of Richard POWER, deceased to William POWER of Annmount, father
of deceased.

admon of goods of John POWER of Dunhill, Farmer, dec, intestate to Mary POWER,
his widow and Maurice POWER, his son.

admon. of goods of Edmund POWER of Stonehouse, deceased intestate to Jeffry
POWER, his son.

admon of goods etc. of Maurice POWER, Bowling Green Lane, Waterford, Carpenter,
to his son James POWER, Carpenter.



Will of James FARRELL of the City of Waterford, Merchant, dated 14.1.1766:-
"to be buried at Gaulskill; to my wife Catherine alias COMERFORD ? all for her
life, and half at her disposal. The other half with legacies to my sister
Margaret LINSEY and her son George LINSEY and said George's son John. Dominick
FARRELL 10 to spend as I directed him, niece Joan GRANT; my brother Patrick
FARRELL residuary legatee, if alive otherwise his children. Dominick FARREL
and John ARCHBOLD executors.
Proved 1.1.1767.

Will of John FARRELL, Waterford, Merchant, dated 22.1.1734:- "To my beloved
wife 20 a year during widowhood; to my daughter Margaret 400 and 20 a year
without interest; to my brother Edmund all my clothes. I appoint my son-in-law
Edward TONNERY sole executor.
proved 10.5.1735

Administration of goods of Maurice FARRELL, Mariner, deceased intestate to
Matthew FARRELL, lawful son and next of kin.



Will of Walter HEARNE, on proceeding to NEWFOUNDLAND, dated 3.3.1742. Proved
by eldest brother Maurice HEARNE 7.2.1746

Noncupative Will of John HEARNE, Master of good ship Mary of Waterford:-
leaves one-third to his wife Mary, two-thirds to his child, 40/- to Fr. Ed.
Probate to wife Elinor,

Will of John HEARNE OF H.M.S. Norfolk:-
leaves all to his wife Mary.
Dated 15.1.1746 Proved 9.5.1750



Administration of wife's estate granted to Patrick RONAYNE, Loughtane,



Will of John WHITTLE, Kilbarry, Farmer:- 50 to his brother David; Whittle of
Lacken in trust for son Wullian ? now about six years old; half the farm and
stock to wife Mary WHITTLE and the other half to his wife for his son John's
benefit, dated 10.11.1789
Proved 11.1.1793 by brother David and other executors.



Will of Thomas WALSH of Pilltown, Co. Waterford, dated 20.9.1667:-
to be buried in Waterford, eldest son heir; wife Ellen, daughter of Lord John
POWER, Baron of Corraghmore, lately deceased; heir to __wise for rest of
children four sons and five daughters; daughter Mary already provided for;
mentions uncle Lord POWER, uncle Dudley __KLOUGH, cousin Alexander PICKETT,
sister Mrs. Martha SEURLOG (?), ___RTEEN, Co. Waterford. Prerogative Will.

Will of John WALSH, Carrick, Tobacconist mentions wife Phyllis alias KELLY,
dated 1.6.1787

Revd. Richard WALSH, Lakemount, Dunmore East, died 18.6.1868, administration
with will annexed granted to Walter and Martin WALSH, Ballyvadden and Ellen
WALSH three next of kin.


Noncupative Will of John Fitzgeorge SHERLOCK 19.7.1629:-
to be buried with my father in St. Nicholas' chapel, Cathedral, Waterford;
legacies to "my brother-in-law John Sherlock FITZJAMES, my cousin Charles
HICKEY, my uncle Paul SHERLOCK. Executors John Sherlock FITZJAMES, and my
sister Mrs. Joan SHERLOCK"

Will of James Sherlock FITZTHOMAS, Waterford, dated 17.4.1582:-
"to be buried in Christ Church with my first wife Catherine; Butlerstown,
Longhadeen, Kilronan, Killowen, Ballinamona, and Ballyvelish to my son Paul;
Pembrokestown, Islandhabuck and William COMMINS' house near Colbeg Gate to my
son Peter; if property in controversy with George SHERLOCK be recovered to my
daughters Mary and Kate. Executors sons Paul and Peter.
Proved 3.8.1583

Noncupative Will of Paul Sherlock FITZPEIRSE, 8.4.1635:-
to be buried in St. Nicholas' Chapel in Christ Church, Waterford, on third of
property to wife Mary; legacies to Brother-in-law William DOBIN and _nd niece
Mrs. Anstace SHERLOCK; rest equally to children Luke, John and Peirse.

SHERLOCK Administration granted of goods of Ed. SHERLOCK, Kilnagrange, who died
2.6.1841 granted to widow Esther


Will of William DOBBYN of Waterford Esq. dated 4.4.1639, proved by Ellen
SHERLOCK widow. 23.6.1663.

Will of Anastasia DOBBYN widow, Carrick on Suir, dated 24.5.1797:-
to be buried with my father and mother in Carrickbeg; to my cousin Jamarius ?
FANNING of Naples, only lawful son of my uncle Richard FANNING whatever right
and title I have to Carrackavantry and Ballymaclauna which were my grandfather
Peirse POWER and my granduncle John POWER'S estate, if he die without lawful
issue, to my cousin Catherine SHEE and her children; to Hon. Miss PLUNKETT,
eldest daughter of Lord ___ANY all my family pictures, seven in number; to my
cousin Patrick ___ER of Tinhalla, a pebble snuff-box which was his great uncle
MAYLER'S who was Postmaster General for all Spain.


Extracts taken from Waterford City and County records in the Public Records Office, Dublin by Edmund Walsh Kelly. Extracts of wills and administrations of estates for Waterford City and County in the diocese of Waterford. I_n_ Manuscripts in the Genealogical Office of Ireland. Ms. no. 684. [Description from FHL Catalog]  FHL #0100158

Transcription competed June 23, 2002