Misc: Assorted Irish Gleanings 1700's *********************************************** Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives Islandwide Index Copyright ************************************************ File contributed by: Mary Heaphy ASSORTED IRISH GLEANINGS 1700'S (The following notes from Irish Records have been gathered in the course of many years research in Dublin and elsewhere concerning various Ulster emigrant families.) 1. Quinton Dick of Mount Prospect, Co. Londonderry. Will dated the 22nd Dec. 1784. "Little Boy John Dick to be educated by wife Mary Dick and sent abroad". (Derry Will Book 1796-9. Folio 147. 2. Robert Jack of Glencush, Diocese of Derry, Parish of Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone. Will 26th March 1787. "To my three brothers now abroad in some of the plantations in America". Derry Will Book 1786-1790, Folio 183 or 185. 3. William Scott of Largy. Will 4th April 1787. "To brother Samuel now in America" Derry Will Book, 1786-1790. Folio 303. 4. Alexander McCausland of Sessaghbeg, Parish of Cappagh, Co. Tyrone. Will dated 5th Nov. 1797. "Son Andrew does not return from America within the space of ten years. Derry Will Book 1796-1799. Folio 205. 5. John Ruddle of Lisnagnett, Parish of Tamlaght O’Crilly and County Londonderry. Will Dec. 1787. "To son Robert Ruddle £75 in case he returns from America within 13 years from the above date. Derry Will Book 1796-1799. Folio 129. 6. Richard Watson of Glenkeen, Liberties of Londonderry, Will 25th Jan 1798. "Beloved sister Sarah Watson otherwise Hamilton, now in America. Nephew William Hamilton. Derry Will Book 1796-1799. Folio 157. 7. Samuel Montgomery, Killey Cappel, Co. Ardmagh, (Per book.) Will 17th June 1742, proved 6th Dec. 1743. "To wife Margaret ye farm with what Phelemy Curtayne farms and Ned McOnathy possesses, to her and her three youngest sons, Hugh, William, and John Montgomery, if she marry to be divided to the three children. Goods and chattels in four skones, but as in articles with John Williams that if each child has £80 my daughter Rose is to have a child’s part of the remainder. To my son Samuel Montgomery parcel of land Widow Todd formerly possessed and land Hugh and Patrick Conlin possessed, about 60 acres. To daughter Jane lease of Aughneaclough and £40. To son James Montgomery, a lease of Cornean’s land of ye Tate. Witnesses-William Montgomery, John McBride, Matthew Hall. Diocese of Armagh, filed will. 8. William Montgomery, Kila Capel, Parish, in County Armagh, Farmer. Will 27th March 1769. To son Joseph Montgomery, that part of Farme of Land in Killa Capell which I hold under Arthur Graham, Esq., in my actual possession, being three fields or parks, from the Orchard ditch round to big meadow ditch, meared and bounded by the Wartoh Ditch between John McKinley’s barn in Drumga and Alexander Hogg’s farm in Kilein?, 18 acres, to hold during the lives of my brother Joseph Montgomery of Killa Cappel aforesaid and James Montgomery of Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone, to have the original, pay the rent of £2.5.6. etc. To wife Margaret and son James, rest of said farm, with the orchard. To son William Montgomery rent of £1.2.9.. etc. Wife’s portion after her decease to son Robert, now in America, and his heirs, then to son Samuel, now in America, and his heirs. To son Joseph lower room of dwelling house. To wife Margaret furniture in the upper room and parlour. To wife and son James rest of home, but be divided if wife wishes to live elsewhere. To son John £14 if he makes no trouble at law. To wife Margaret £20. To son James £10. To son Samuel, now in America, £30. To two nieces Margaret and Jane, daughters of said John Montgomery, £10 each if he gives no trouble. To son Robert, now in America, £10. If more, equally to wife Margaret and sons John, William, Joseph, James, Samuel and Robert, but if not enough, legacies to be diminished in proportion. Executors: brother Joseph Montgomery of Killa Cappel and cousin Samuel Montgomery of Armagh. Witnesses: John Wright, Sarie Wilkinson, Jas. Doobin. Diocese of Armagh, filed will. 9. Samuel Montgomery, Armagh, Co. Armagh, Merchant. Will 8th Jan. 1779, proved 12th June 1779. To son, Samuel Montgomery farm in Kille Capell, meared by John Montgomery on one side and William Montgomery on the other side, the road to Outleek on one side and bog on other, with house, etc., to hold till end of lease. To daughter Mary Montgomery Killner Capell that John Montgomery holds, etc. To daughter Ann part of farm in Killa Capell meared by John Mason, William Black, the road etc., to end of lease. To daughter Margaret Montgomery, "Mossfields" etc., in Killa Capell purchased of Hugh Montgomery. To son Samuel Montgomery part of dwelling house in Market Street, Armagh, etc. To daughter Margaret Montgomery part of ditto and shop next to Scotch Street, etc. To daughters Mary and Ann houses in Barrack Street. Money and goods to son Samuel Montgomery and 8 daughters, Margaret, Mary and Ann. To daughters Mary and Ann meadow in Killa Capell next to John Montgomery to enable them to pay their rent. Executors: Son Samuel, and daughter Mary. Overseers: William Montgomery. Witnesses: George Cochran, William Cochran, William Montgomery. Diocese of Armagh, filed will. 10. Elizabeth Montgomery: Sackville Street, City of Dublin. Will 13th Jan. 1769, Proved 1770. All Estate to David Richardson, of Drumin, Co. Tyrone, Esq., in trust for sister Catherine Richardson of Richmount, said Co. Tyrone, etc. To brother Robert Montgomery of Brandwin, large silver cup etc., and the part of rent of barn let to me by Rev. Thomas Hastings. To sister Jane Brooke, Angle Johnson, Dorothea Dobson, brother Jackson Wray, Sister Wray, his wife, and brother Gustavus Brooke, £10 each. To my sister Dorothea Dobson best negligee, and £250 to her children, Robert Dobson, Jane Dobson, and Elizabeth Dobson. To my nephew William Richardson, now Ensign in America, £100, and in case he shall not return, to David Richardson, Esq., above in trust for sister Catherine Richardson. To neece Rosy Grove £10 or clothes. Executors David Richardson and sister Catherine. To my two apprentices John Russell and Elizabeth Gray, £2.5.6., each. Witnesses:Gilbert Kelbie, James Huggins, Arthur Starkey. Prerogative Court of Ireland, Will Book 74. 1770. 11. Olivia Barr, town and county of Monaghan. Will dated 13th Oct. 1774. Proved 16th Nov. 1774. To niece Anna Catherine Hamilton, wife of Rev. James Hamilton, of New Buildings, £20. To niece Olivia Reade als Fleming, £20. To niece Anna Catherine Fleming, £20. To niece Margaret Dobbyn als Cumming, £20. To niece Olivia Kinsellagh, £8. To David Moore, son to Margaret Moore, £4. To sister Margaret Fleming, best gown. Rest of apparel to sisters Arabella Cumming and Margaret Fleming. To servant Catherine Neal, blankets, etc.. To nephew Davis Rogers, now in America, £20. Robert Kelly in East Indies promised to remit me £50, and said £50 to Olivia Lowery als Picken. Rest of estate to said Anna Hamilton, Margaret Dobbyn, Olivia Lowery als Picken, and David Rogers. Executor:-Rev. James Hamilton of New Buildings near Monaghan, and Archibald Dubbin, of Monaghan, Innkeeper. Witness:-Mary Baxter, William Lowry, Jno Dennington. Diocese of Clogher, filed will. 12. Archibald Shaw, now of the City of Philadelphia, late of the Kingdom of Ireland, son of Thomas Shaw, Parish of Ballinhoy, County Antrim, Ireland. Will dated 7th May 1785. Proved 1787. Executors:-Smith Ramage, Esq., of Dublin and kinsman Alex Kenney, late of Ireland but at present of Philadelphia. To cousins Neil, John, Mary and Samuel Kenny, children of Denis and Catherine Kenney, £100. To cousin Molly McLean and her daughter Katherine McLean, £25. To cousin Nancy McLean, maid servant to my mother, £25. Goods to my parents Thomas and Isabella Shaw, for their lives, then to sister McPhall and her husband Archibald McPhall, to their children, etc. Witnesses-Alex Kenney, Thomas Bayly, Jno Shaw. Prerogative Court of Ireland, Will Book 108. 13. Edward Geoghegan, late of the Kingdom of Ireland, but now of the city of Philadelphia, Merchant. Will 15th Sept. 1741, proved 28th Jan. 1741/1742. To my wife Katherine two fifths of all worldly estate. To my father Andrew, and my brother Andrew Jnr, and my sister Mary Gill, the remainder. To Father Graydon, our Parish Priest, £30 to be disposed of as I directed said gentleman, £10 being for holy uses, so he is to have Mr. Farrell’s note for that amount. To Mr. Langley and wife £16 for mourning. Executors in Philadelphia:-Robert Wakely, Merchant, and Francis Carrick, my apprentice, in case he dies, as he is sick, I appoint in his room Mr. Andrew Farrell. Executors in Dublin:-Mr. John Langley and brother Andrew Geoghegan. Witnesses:-George Claypoole, John Tyrrell. 14. Montgomery V. Rookes. I William Montgomery, City of Dublin, Merchant, affirms that George Rookes of Dublin, Merchant, deceased Intestate, was at his decease indebted to him the said William Montgomery, £110, he was acquainted with said George Rookes, and believes he died a widower, leaving 5 children, viz., George, Amos, Thomas, Abel and Joanna, spinster, said Joanna lives in Dublin. Abel in Limerick, Thomas in Philadelphia. Their uncle is Mr. John Barkley, of Dublin, Merchant, who said that George and Amos left this kingdom several years ago for America. Sworn 20th November 1750. Citation of said children to appear by George, Archbishop of Armagh. Alexander Mucklebay, Literate, making oath that he served Joanna with Citation. Prerogative Court of Ireland, Cause Papers, 1750. 15. William Bredin of Creagh, Parish of Anghavea, County Fermanagh. Will proved 30th July 1768. To my sons William and Richard, one half of my farm. To my son Christopher, one fourth of my land, and three parks next John Veitch, and Thomas Galbraith lands. To son George, one fourth of land in possession of James Gorell. If my son James it is now seposed to be in America ever lives to come home, if he please to live here, I allow him to give my son George £20 for his fourth. To John Bredin £6. To daughter Margaret £5. To wife Esbel Bredin 2s.8d. yearly. To daughter Jean alias Lindsay a half guinea. Executors:-William and Richard Bredin. Guardians over them: Edward Cook of Criefhil and Thomas Galbraith of Dethenry and Christopher Bredin of Culbuck. Witnesses:-James Veitch, William Veitch, and John Veitch. Clogher Will Book, 1754-1785. 16. James McClure of Tassagh, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh. Will October 1776, proved 2nd Sept. 1777. My farm in Knockravan, Co. Armagh, to Sanders Linsey and Alexander Walker, in trust for my executors and my wife Alice McClure, to pay my sons, William and Alexander £1.10s each yearly, and to permit my sons John, Robert, and Hugh, and daughter Elizabeth to receive the remainder. To my son James who went to America 5/. Executors:-John Girvin and son William. Witnesses:-Jon Morson, Meradith McCain, James Low. Armagh Will Book. 17. Samuel McClure of the City of Londonderry, Innkeeper, Will 20th Jan. 1785. No probate. To my son Francis, now in America, and my sons Samuel, Andrew, Richard and my daughter £5 each. To my wife Sarah all of my property which I hold under the Irish Society of London, that she may sell it and divide it among my children. Executors:-Wife Sarah and son Samuel. Witnesses:-Charles McClure, Ferguson Moore, James McGlassen. Derry Will Book. 1786-1790. 18. William Marshall of Crevey, Co. Londonderry. Will 11th Oct. 1786, no probate. To my wife Margery, £10. To my daughter Patience McIlheney, 1/. To my second daughter Margaret Brown, 1/. To third daughter Margery, 1/. To my son Alenander the part of my farm in my own possession. To son James, now in America, the part of my farm in possession of John Steel. Executors:- Moses Scott, George Marshall, both of Londonderry, Merchants, and my son Alexander. Witness:-John Dougall, Rogert Daugheen, and John Davitt. Derry Will Book 1786-1790. 19. John Rudle of Lisnagnett (Lisnagrott), Parish of Tamlaght a Crilly, (Tahlaghtocrilly), Co. Londonderry. Will 16th Dec. 1787; proved, no date given. My land to be sold. To my wife Martha £25. To my daughter Nancy £20. To my son James the acquital of the money he borrowed from me. To my son Thomas £25. To my son Jackson, £25. To my son Robert, £75, in case he returns from America in the space of thirteen years after the present date. To son Andrew £75. To daughter Martha £75. To my brother Thomas one guinea. Witness:-Samuel Mitchell, John Willson, Pat Brodley. Derry Will Book, 1786-1790. 20. Samuel Abbott of the city of Philadelphia, Merchant. Will dated 27th Jan. 1785. Proved 22nd May 1789. To my son William, my freehold and personal estate for ever. To my daughter Mary £1000 Irish sterling, when 21 or married. To my natural son William Tyrer £50 when 21. To my servant Andrew Eagan £70 Irish sterling to be paid him in America. If my son William die before 21 without issue, his part to go to my daughter Mary, and her £1000 to be paid to my brothers John, William and James, my sister Mary Hayes, wife of William Hayes, Merchant, Dublin, and my half sister Sarah Carroll. Executors:-Brother William Abbott and Mr. Thomas Smith, of Birr, Merchant. Witness:-Thomas Banks, William Talbot and Thomas Talbot. Prerogative Court Ireland. Register 1789. 21. William Nelson of Ballymoney. Will 24th Sept. 1796, proved 22nd Oct. 1796. To my wife Jane £70. To my son John £50 to keep him at school and part to keep him at a Trade, or fit him out to America. To my daughter Nancy, £40. To daughter Mary £60 and half a dozen tea spoons marked M.N. To son Abram £70. My watch to John Henry of Dundoans. Executors:-Mr. Robt. Gamble of Ballymoney, Merchant. Mr. Joseph Reynolds of Dunnaferry, and Mr. Jno. Henry of Dundoan, Farmers. Witness-Neal Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Robd. Dougherty. Connor Will Book, 1796. (All spelling as per book) Source: The Pennsylvania Magazine Of History And Biography. Pennsylvania Gleanings In Ireland By Lothrop Withington.