Abstract of Wills & Deeds Carlow



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County Carlow Genealogy

Abstract of Will's & Deed's

(Private Sources from the National Archives of Ireland)

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DEPOSITED April 1973

No 3. 16 June 1903. Plain copy will and grant of Patrick O'Neill, Killinure, Coolkenno, Tullow, Co. Carlow. farmer. Principal Registry.


Donated 31 Jan. 1975

5 Aug. 1804 Draft discharge between William Enragh and John Beasly  Enragh concerning a legacy and the will of Reverend John Enragh, Ballyville, Co. Carlow.


Donated 15 Nov. 1977

1 17 June 1645 Grant forever by Shane (John) MacHenry O Ryan, Tomdarragh, Co. Carlow and Dermott MacShane O Ryan, Tomdarragh to Thomas Butler fitzEdward, Lowgrange, Co. Kilkenny of part of Tomdarragh.


Donated 10 May 1973


The petition describes the history of the Wall family in Ireland 1171- 1691 and outlines Balthasar-Francois Wale's descent from the Wales of Johnstown and Ballynakilly, Co. Carlow.



It contains abstracts of other documents including the following: 1 i May 1344 Letters of Edward III granting Richard de Wales, Johnstown, [Co. Carlow] and William Forman £60 for services in the Irish exchequer. pp 4 and 24 1 ii 23 Aug. 1359 Letters of Edward III granting Thomas Wale, Johnstown, [Co. Carlow] Sheriff of Carlow £20 for his services in repelling the O'Nolans and killing Donald Tagson O'Nolan, Murgh fitz Stephen O'Nolan, Murg fitz Robert O'Nolan, Phelim O'Byrne and other Irish. Tested by Amory (de Saint Amand), justiciar at Dublin. pp 6 and 24 1 iii 13 Dec. 1375 Letters of Edward III granting Geoffrey Wale, Johnstown, [Co. Carlow] sheriff of Carlow £20 for his services. pp 6-7, 24 1 iv 26 March 1378 Letters from Edward III granting Geoffrey Wale, Johnstown, [Co. Carlow] sheriff of Carlow 20 marks. pp 6-7, 24



Commission for Simon de Vale, sheriff of Carlow to take into the king's hand the lands held by Thomas de Vale in Dougho Beg and Beneswyll at the time of his death. p. 24 1 vi 5 Nov. 1562 Chancery Judgement for Edmond Wale, Urglin, [Co. Carlow] against Edmond Wall, Ardnelue. p. 25. 1 vii 10 June 1565 Conveyance by Geoffrey Wale, Ballynakilly, [Co. Carlow] of lands of Ballynaberne alias Ballynakilly and Killileshe. p. 25 1 viii 1585-1589 Documents concerning the patronage of par. Templepeter, dio. Leighlin [Co. Carlow]. pp 7, 25-7 1 ix 18 April 1588 Conveyance by Edmond Wale, Urglin, [Co. Carlow] to Edmond Keating, Cowleneryen, and Edmond Leyn, Shrowboe, in trust for Peter Wale of the lands of Pollerton, [Co. Carlow]. pp 7, 26 1 x 1 June 1601 Document concerning the patronage of par. Myshall, dio. Leighlin, [Co. Carlow]. p. 26



Conveyance by William Wale, Johnstown, [Co. Carlow] to his son Ulick of lands of Ballynakilly, [Co. Carlow]. pp 8, 27 1 xii 25 Feb. 1606/7 Agreement for lease by William Wale, Patrick Mac-Finn O'Byrne, William O'Byrne and others to Robert Everson and Frederick O'Gomorckan, in trust for William Wale, Edmond Wale and others of lands of Johnstown, [Co. Carlow]. pp 8, 26 1 xiii 24 Dec. 1619 Will of William Wall. Published 15 May 1620. pp 8, 27 bis. 1 xiv 24 Aug. 1624 Letters patent for delivery to Edmond Wall, Johnstown, [Co. Carlow] of his demesne as heir of William Wale. pp 8, 27 1 xv 15 Nov. 1630 Settlement on the marriage of Garret Mac Phelim Ballenegore and Joan Wale, Ballynakilly, [Co. Carlow]. p. 28 O'Byrne,



Settlement on the marriage of Margaret Sarsfield, Tully, Co. Kildare and Edward Wale, Ballynakilly, [Co. Carlow] affecting lands of Ballynakilly, Pollerton and Templepeter, bar. Forth [Co. Carlow] p. 28 1 xvii 1637 Letters patent confirming Edmond Wale in his demesne of Ardnelue, Pollerton, Ballynakilly etc. [Co. Carlow]. p. 27 1 xviii 27 April 1640 Document in which Ulick Wale, Ballynakilly, [Co. Carlow] sheriff of Carlow, named Michael Caulfield, Leighlinbridge, [Co. Carlow] as his under sheriff. p. 28 1 xix 18 Feb. 1640/1 Declaration made after the death of Ulick Wale that he had married Joan Wale. p. 28 1 xx 1646 Documents concerning Edmond Wale's duties as an official of the Confederation of Kilkenny pp 9, 28 1 xxi 23 Feb. 1648/9 Commission by James Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Edward Wall, Ballynakill, [Co. Carlow] as Military Governor General of Leinster. pp 9, 28-29



Will of Edward Wale, Ballynakilly, [Co. Carlow]. pp 11, 29 1 xxiii 24 Feb. 1650/1 Acquittance to Ulick Wale for a fine payable by his father for contempt of an order from Patrick Weyms and Lieutenant Colonel Wheeler emissaries from the English parliament. p. 29 1 xxiv 23 Jan. 1651/2 Acquittance to Ulick Wale for payment of a contribution to the troop of Major Bolton. p. 29 1 xxv 17 Feb. 1653/4 Acquittance to Ulick Wale for payment of a contribution to the company of Captain John Bennett. p. 29 1 xxvi 24 March 1655/6 Recognisance by Cecille Dunsany of effects received from Edward Wale and James Sarsfield. p. 29. 1 xxvii 7 May 1655 Settlement on the marriage of Peter Wall, Templepeter, [Co. Carlow] and Margaret Barnwall, Archerstown, Co. Meath. Trustees: Patrick Barnwall, Crickstown, Co. Meath and Matthew Barnwall, Archerstown. p. 30



Judgement awarding Ulick Wale 400 acres in Connacht. p. 29 1 xxvix 16 Sept. 1667 Acquittance by R. Gibbs, Under-Sheriff, Co. Carlow, to Ulick Wale, Graiguenaspiddoge. p. 29 1 xxx 12 Feb. 1678/9 Letters patent of Charles II granting to Patrick Wale the lands of Ballynakilly, [Co. Carlow] etc. pp 10, 30. 1 xxxi 22 Feb. 1678/9 Settlement on the marriage of Patrick Wale, Graiguenaspiddoge and Mary Barnwall, Archerstown, affecting the lands of Graiguenaspiddoge, Templepeter, Pollerton, etc. Trustees: Patrick Sarsfield, Lucan, Co. Dublin, and Thomas Warren, Cooleduffe, Co. Dublin. p. 30. 1 xxxii 15 Aug. 167.... Will of Peter Wall, Templepeter, [Co. Carlow]. p. 30 2 12 May 1747 Typed copy of decree of the Council of State confirming Wale's nobility. French


51 1818-1839

Searches in Chancery for recognisances against John Lennon. It refers to two recognisances in Chancery. The first dated 5 Oct. 1818 by John Lynnon, Aghado, Co. Carlow conditioned that Barnaby Lynnon pay rent pursuant to an order in the matter of Pim's Minors (999/236/76) The second dated 1 Aug. 1829 by John Lennon, Esker, Co. Westmeath conditioned that Dennis Lennon pay rent pursuant to an order in Hodson v Wright

52-55 1818-1840

Searches in Queen's Bench for judgements against John Lennon.

999/236/52 refers to judgements in the Earl of Kingston v John Lennon (Michaelmas 1823, no. 1), Samuel Hoey v John and Patrick Lennon, Glenary, Co. Antrim (Hilary 1824, nos. 152-153), and James Bell v John, Aghadalgon, Co. Antrim (Michaelmas 1832, no. 4).

999/236/53 and 999/236/55 refer to judgements in Martha Lennon v John Lennon, Mortarstown, Co. Carlow (Michaelmas 1838, no. 233), and John Treanor v John Lennon Jnr., John Lennon Snr., Patrick Lennon and Eneas McIvers, Cladymore, Co. Armagh (Hilary 1839, no. 207).


56-59 1818-1840 Searches in Common Pleas for judgements against John Lennon.

999/236/56 refers to judgements in Rowley Low v John Lennon and another, Aughadalgin, Co. Antrim (Trinity 1819, no. 280), Jeremiah McCarthy v John Lennon (Easter 1821, no. 9?), George Minchin, executor of Reverend Humpfrey Minchin v John Lennon, Carlow (Hilary 1823, no. 49) and James Cody John Lennon, Carlow (Hilary 1829, no. 14).

 60-63 1818-1840

Searches in Law Exchequer for judgements against John Lennon.

999/236/60 refers to judgements in Reverend Humphrey Minchin v John Lennon, Carlow (Trinity 1821, no. 212), John Loveland, legatee of John McMahon, and others v John Linane (Hilary 1822, no 467), Richard Dunne v John Lennon, Carlow (Trinity 1829, no 130), William Alley v John Lennon, shoemaker, Henry St (Michaelmas 1832, no 134), Reverend Peter Kavanagh and Patrick V. Kavanagh,. John Lennon, Mortarstown, Co. Carlow (Hilary 1837, no. 108), Daniel McClary v John Lennon, Drumlet, Co. Armagh (Hilary 1837, no 289) and William Cinnamond v John Lennon, Ballymacarret, Co. Down (Michaelmas 1837, no. 231).

999/236/61 and 999/236/63 refer to a judgement in Law Exchequer in Patrick Reid v John Lennon, Glenavy, Co. Antrim, and others (Hilary1839, no. 48)


Donated 30 June 1982


18 April 1846 Settlement on the marriage of Shapland Swiny, Clohamon House, Co. Wexford and Georgiana Mary Keogh, Kilbride, Co. Carlow affecting lands of Kilbride, Knockdoorish and Beggan, pars. Aghade, Ballon and Barragh, bar. Forth, Co. Carlow and lands of Loughlinstown, par. Donaghcumper, and Stacumny, par. Stacumny, bar. South Salt, and Celbridge, par. Kildrought, bar. North Salt, Co. Kildare. Trustees: Edward Ledwich, Kilglass, Co. Kildare and Reverend Henry Clapton Keogh, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. 2 10 May 1866 Declaration by Eugene Sweny, 5 Lower Camden St., Dublin and Lydia Ledwich, 5 Brighton Avenue, Monkstown, Co. Dublin of the identity of William Molyneux Shapland Swiny.



Certificates of baptisms, marriages and burials of members of the Swiny family referred to in 999/282/2. 4 18 May 1868 Quitclaim by Henry Aylward Keogh and Christina Anne Keogh (née Swiny), Roundwood House, Co. Wicklow to Isabella Swiny, 4 Grosvenor Terrace, Monkstown, Co. Dublin and Alexander Hathorn, Smeathalls, Birkin, Yorkshire executors of the will of Shapland Swiny, Harcourt St., Dublin of all actions against them in respect of the estates of Anne Wilkinson and Shapland Swiny. 5 1 March 1869 Mortgage for £883.17.7 by Isabella Swiny and Alexander Hathorn, executors of the will of Shapland Swiny, to Henry Dewhirst and Robert Ellis Dewhirst, Aspley, Huddersfield, Yorkshire and Anne Batlye, Huddersfield of lands of Tankmuck and Tubberlumny, bar. Ballaghkeen, Co. Wexford. 6 11 Nov. 1871 Quitclaim by Maria Eleanor Swiny, 103 Hereford Rd., Bayswater. Middlesex, as in 999/282/4. 7 25 Sept. 1882 Release by Henry Aylward Keogh and Christina Anne Keogh (née Swiny), 72 Rathgar Rd., Dublin to William Molyneux Shapland Swiny of their interest in the land of Tankmuck and Tubberlumny.



 23 19 June 1841 Assignment by John Ryan, City of Kilkenny, shopkeeper to Michael Byrne, Town of Carlow, shopkeeper (on the Marriage of his daughter Margaret to Michael Byrne) of a house and concerns where John Ryan resides in Coal Market, City of Kilkenny. (By assignment 9 March 1821 Martin Kennedy, City of Kilkenny, yeoman, administrator of Michael Kennedy, publican set to John Ryan the house, tenement & yard bounded on the N by the lane called New Quay, on the rere by the wall of the garden of Joseph Martin, on the W. by Robert Edmond's house, on the E. by Richard Tresham's premises at New Quay. by assignment, 3 Sept. 1834 Richard Bibby, City of Kilkenny, gentleman sold to John Ryan the house, yard, garden and appurtenances formerly in the possession of Anastasia Whelan situate at the rere of Vaughan's Gate in Coalmarket.) 24 18 April 1856 Unexcited lease for 61 years by the Honourable Charles H.B.C.S. Wandesforde to Patrick O'Shea, Castlecomer of a dwelling-house 3 stories high with out-offices attached, yard and kitchen garden bounded on the N. by John Sutcliff, on the S. by Mrs. Thomas Bradley, on the E. by Michael Parker, and on the W. by Michael Kennedy at the opposite side of the St. in Town of Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. Proviso: premises shall not be let to or inhabited by paupers or low filthy room keepers or by persons of ill-fame that should be considered a nuisance, and in such case the rent shall be £35.00. Rent: 10/= p.a.


Miscellaneous Private Deeds 18 25 Feb. 1887

Certified copy of a judgement in the Exchequer Division of the High Court in the case of the Munster Bank Ltd. v. William H.A. Croker, Clonegal, Co. Carlow.


"Observations on the civil and military branches of the Ordnance in England" the final section is entitled "list of books, plans, sections, papers etc. brought from England by the Honourable Captain Packenham Surveyor General of the Ordnance and presented with his report to the Board 7 Jan. 1790.

Table of Contents. Paginated 1-115
2 Bound Volume Containing
County Carlow Presentments at Summer Assizes 16 August 1808-27 March 1810. Robert Marshall Sherif"
Under heads of:
Presentment on the county at large, Baronies of Carlow, Forth, Rathvilly, St. Mullins, Idrone West and East.
County Carlow, Presentment at Summer Assizes 16 August 1808
Robert Marshall Sheriff

999/365 2

County Carlow, Presentment at Summer I7 July 1809 ... . John Cornwall, Sheriff  County Carlow,
Presentment at Spring Assizes 27 March 1810 Benjamin Diz, Sheriff Covering Forth, Rathvilly, St Mullins, Idrone West and Idrone East, Carlow.
Signatures of Grand Jury appended to each section Paginated 1-170 Post-1971 index compiled in Carlow.

999/404 .

2/11 Mason Settlement

1 1 July 1869 Postnuptial settlement on the marriage of Honoria Mason née Garvey and Oliver A.T. Mason, Bagnalstown, Co. Carlow. ALSO 26 Feb.1904 Appointment of new trustee


Donated 5 Dec 1986

1 21 April 1776 Lease for 1 year by William Wall, Monaghram, Co. Carlow to William Graham, Carlow Town of part of Ballyvas and Hubbertstown. Rent: 1 peppercorn, if demanded 2 22 April 1776 Bargain and sale by William Wall, Monaghrim, Co. Carlow to William Graham, Carlow Town of part of Ballyvass and Hubbertstown, bar. Kilkea and Moone, Co. Kildare. Consideration: £280 stg. 3 21 March 1805 Copy will of William Graham, Carlow Town Probate dated 22 July 1806 4 29 May 1815 Letters of administration of the unadministered estate of William Graham, Carlow Town Prerogative Court Will dated 21 March 1805 5 22 April 1856 L.E.C. Yates v Rhodes Deed of partition affecting Ballyvass and Hubbertstown, bar. Kilkea and Moone, Co. Kildare ALSO [Map of Ballyvass, Hobartstown West and Hobartstown East, bar. Kilkea and Moone, Co. Kildare by Bassingtons and Gale 1856]


6 29 April 1858 Release forever by Robert S. Doyne, Wells, Co. Wexford to William Fishbourne, Foulhill, Co. Carlow of Ballyvass and Hobartstown [Co. Kildare] Rent: £230.14.11. p.a.

7 27 June 1867 Grant by William Fishbourne, Forthill, Co. Carlow to Robert W. Wall, Gosport, England of Hobartstown East, bar. Kilkea and Moone, Co. Kildare Rent: £78.9.11 Map included




26 Sept. 1847 Isabella J. Burton Borris, Carlow Clonagoose, Leighlin

11 Aug. 1859 Benjamin Cain, Nurney, Carlow Nurney, Leighlin



Testamentary Will of Robert Keppel, Ballyvale, Co. Carlow District of Kilkenny

24 June 1843 Probate of the will of Henry Malcomson, Carlow Town Prerogative Court



Testamentary 1890 Affidavit of Nancy Shannon Will of Thomas Reilly, Hackettstown, Co. Carlow Kilkenny Registry

30 June 1860 Will of John Nowlan, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow -District of Kilkenny


Papers re. the administration of the estate of  W.R. Meredith

1/ 5 21 Sept. 1790 Bargain and sale for remainder of 999 years by James Ryan, Carlow Town to Edward Arthur, Wexford Town of the old walls, ground and premises nearly opposite the Custom House Gate, Wexford Town. Consideration: £330 stg.

999/792 Donated

26 Oct. 1995

n.d. Printed Sale rental for Rathlyon and Copenagh, bar. Rathvilly, par. Tankerdstown, Co. Carlow: Estate of Mrs. Jane Symes Post-March 1791

26 Oct. [1904] Appointment of Thomas Dumayne Place, Rosemount House, New Ross, Co. Wexford to be Justice of the Peace for Co. Carlow.

31 March 1810 Probate of the will of Reverend James Purcell, parish priest, Maycomb, Co. Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford. Prerogative Court Will dated 30 Nov. 1809

Note: These papers are available at the Niall McArthy Reading room in the National Archives in Dublin, My suggestion would be to quote the numbers and look for the National Archives Dublin email address http://www.nationalarchives.ie/  and see if they have a service where by you could request a printout..

Transcriptions by Cara Links c2008

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