Clare - Fitzgerald, Maurice September 22, 1774

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File contributed by: Rosalind Dunning January 26, 2019, 1:53 pm


Source: National Archives Kew England
Written: September 22, 1774
Recorded: January 26, 2019

In the Name of God Amen I Maurice Fitz Gerald belonging to
his Majestys Intrepid being of a sound disposing Mind and
Memory and considering the Dangers of the Seas and other
uncertainties of this transitory Life Do for avoiding
controversies after my decease make publish and declare this
my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to
say ffirst I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my
Body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to order and
as to my Worldly Estate I Give and bequeath my beloved Wife
Bridget Fitzgerald otherwise Lysaght all the Black Cattle
and a Riding Mare I left in charge for her in the hands of
Edwd O'Brien Esq of Innistymere and all my Household
furniture likewise the farm and Lands I left her in called
Ballamacravan and House Division likewise that the Rent
thereof should be paid out of my other Profit Rents for her
until May last only and if she lives in said House and Lands
hereafter she is to pay the Landlords Rent being twelve
pounds a Year if she wd think it convenient to quit said
Premises she is to receive from my Executors four Pounds a
Year during the term I have of said farm Provided always she
the said Bridget Fitz Gerd otherwise Lysaght so long lives
the above Lands is part of the Estate of Sir Lucius O'Brien
of Dromoland which I held under the Term and time of thirty
and one Years when let to me 2d I do bequeath all my other
farms and Debts due to me in Ireland to my two Nephews
George and Maurice Fitzgerald the two Sons of my Brothers
Frans and Gart FitzGerald to wit the farm and Lands of
Ballyportroa in the Parish of Killanbey and Ballynacarragh
in the Parish of Killtonaghta and likewise two other farms
being part of the Ballamcravan called Carthy's farm and
Jordan's farm both in the Parish of Kilshanvey and part of
the Estate of Sir Lucius O'Brien aforesaid of Dromoland
which last two farms I had three Lives of likewise my new
Slatt Malt House at Innistymon and Park convenient to it
that I hold by Lease of three lives by Edwd O'Brien Esqr at
two Shills and six Pence Yearly Rent as also the fairs and
Markets of the aforesd Markett Town of Innistymon which I
hold by Lease of three lives from the said  Edwd O'Brien
Esqr of Innistymon and all the Inclosed Land by me finished
before I quitted with the Pound and Benefit of all sort
coming to fairs and Marketts which I do bequeath to ......
Nephews aforesaid likewise all the Profits Rents due to me
out of the two other farms I had from Edward O'Brien Esqire
called Kealkiel in the Parish of Clona and Shruhal in the
Parish of Innistymon which had been let from me to
Undertenants at a Profit Rent and all the other farms were
let from me in like manner before I quitted except the
aforesaid Carthy's farm and Jordan's and with all my Leases
to Bror Frank Fitzgerald of Kilcarragh and I order that they
should be maintained in their Possessions according to my
Signatures to them And also the farm of Gor........Pr of the
Lands of Frans McNamara Esqr of Doolon wh had been Let to
Undertenants from me before I parted likewise I Bequeath all
my Wages Short Allowance Money due to me to the aforesaid
two Nephews to share and share alike between them as both
their fathers think fit And I do hereby nominate them two
Nephews to be my whole and sole Exrs of this my last Will
and Testament In Witness whereof to this my last Will I have
set my Hand and Seal this 22nd Day of Septr and in the
fourteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George
the third of Great Britain France and Ireland Kind Defender
of the faith etc. and in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand
seven hundred and seventy four and likewise to bequeath my
Nephew Maurice my Gold Watch Maurice Fitzgerald Signed
Sealed and Published in presence of us Lieutenant Ar
Stanhope Master _ John Hunter Purser _ Turnell Lane
Proved at London 9 September 1776
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