Friday, October 20, 2017
Information Recorded In the O’Neill Family Bible
Information on the birth dates of John O’Neail’s children in the O’Neill Family Bible has been reproduced in various articles and documents. I think some of writing has been misinterpreted or miscopied, and I would propose the following:
1. The last number in the year of birth for James O’Neail is probably an 8. It is not a 7, and I do not think it is a 9. if it is compared with the year of Luke O’Neail’s birth. The year of birth should be 1758, not 1757.
2. If this number is an 8, then the year of birth for William O’Neail should read 1781, not 1778. This would be consistent with the gravestone inscription which reads William O’Neill died 15th April 1843 aged 62 years. This was also recorded in the Journals for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead. Volume III printed 1895/7.
If William was aged 62 in 1843, his year of birth would be 1781.
3. The month of Catherine’s birth has been recorded as May, whereas the family bible clearly indicates the month was August.
Does anyone have any alternative views on the above?
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
To the Register appointed by Act of Parliament for registering
Deeds Leases Wills and so forth in
A Memorial of an Indenture and Assignment bearing date the Twenty Seventh day of August One thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and made between William Percival O'Neill of Clonburren in the
of the one part, and John William Bathe of
Clonmore in the said County of Carlow Farmer of
the other part. County
Whereby after reciting as therein is recited It is Witnessed that for the consideration therein, He the said William Percival O'Neill granted bargained sold assigned released and confirmed unto the said John William Bathe in his actual possession then being as therein mentioned and to his heirs Exxx Axx and assigns All that and those that part of the lands of Garryhill otherwise Clonmore latterly called Clonburren containing by a survey three acres two roods and thirty eight perches Irish plantation measure be the same more or less, with the dwelling house outoffices, garden Orchard and lawn thereon, and attached thereto, bounded on the North, South and East by that part of Clonmore held by John Nowlan, and on the West by the High road leading from Garryhill House to Fenagh , situate lying and being in the parish of Dunleckney and
To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John
William Bathe his heirs Exors Admors or assigns from thenceforth for the
lives and life of the said William Percival O'Neill,
William Miller and George
Cooke and the survivor of them and for and provided the said Wm. B.
Cookes interest in Sd Houses xx xx
premises so xxx continues) during the residue or
remainder of the term or period of thirtyone years /\ in and by the therein
inpart recited Indenture x thereof granted of
Release of the first day of June one thousand eight
hundred and thirty seven /\ then to come and unexpired, whichever of
said terms for lives or years should longest last, Subject Nevertheless to the
payment of the yearly rent in and by the same Indenture reserved, and to the
observance and performance of the Covenants provisoes and agreements therein
contained, which said Deed is duly Executed by the respective parties thereto
and this Memorial is also duly Executed by the said Wm
P. O'Neill & the execution of
said deed & this Memorial is witnessed by Emily
Watson of Fenagh Widow & John Greig of Lipton? In
the County of Carlow County of Carlow Gentleman
signed and sealed in the presence of
Willm P O'Neill
The above named John Greig maketh oath and saith he is a subscribing witness to the Deed of which the above writing is a Memorial and also to the above memorial and Saith he saw the said Deed and also the above Memorial duly executed by the said William Percival O'Neill and Saith the name John Greig so subscribed as a witness to said Deed and above Memorial is this deponents proper name and handwriting
Sworn before me this 4th day of September 1839 at Carlow in the
XXXXXXX for taking Affidavits in her Majesty’s High Court of Chancery in Ireland
in & for the County
of Carlow and I of the
To the register appointed by Act of Parliament for registering deeds wills and soforth
A Memorial of an Indenture of settlement bearing date the fourth day of February in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and made between William O'Neill of Clonmore in the County of Carlow Esquire of the first part, Catherine Dillon of Wellington Place in the County of Dublin Spinster of the second part and John Dillon of Wellington Place aforesaid. The Reverend Charles James Grogan of Dunleckney
England in the County of Carlow Clerk and the Reverend Henry O'Neill of Lancaster in the County of Lancaster in /\ of the third part.
Reciting an Indenture of lease bearing date the first day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighty four from The Right Honorable William Earl of Bessboro' to John O'Neill /since deceased the father of the said William O'Neill/ party hereto of the lands of Garryhill commonly called Clonmore containing forty two acres and two roods together with four acres one rood and thirty perches of Bog. for three lives therein named. And reciting an Indenture of Conveyance bearing date the thirtieth day of May one thousand eight hundred and three from the said John O'Neill to said William O'Neill of said lands of Garryhill. And reciting that the said William O'Neill had since demised to William Percival O'Neill part and parcel of said lands of Clonmore containing twenty three acres or thereabouts, And reciting that a Marriage was intended to be shortly had and be solemnized between the said William O'Neill and Catherine Dillon, And is was agreed upon the treaty for the said intended marriage that he the said William O'Neill should convey the said part of said lands of Garryhill not demised to the said William Percival O'Neill containing twenty five acres or thereabouts with the dwelling house and out
offices thereon and the rents issues and profits thereof and all timber and other trees there standing and being on said lands, and also the several articles of household furniture now in said dwelling house (save and except certain parts of the said dwelling house
and garden attached) to the said John Dillon Charles J. Grogan and Henry O'Neill and the survivors of them his heirs executors administrators and assigns to and for the several uses, intents and purposes therein after particularly mentioned. And that it was also agreed that the said William O'Neill should execute unto the said trustees his bond with warrant of Attorney for confessing judgement thereon in the penal sum of two thousand pounds conditioned for the payment of the sum of one thousand pounds for the several trusts and purposes herein after mentioned. And that it was also agreed upon the treaty for the said intended marriage that the said Catherine Dillon should also assign and make over unto the said John Dillon, Charles J. Grogan and Henry O'Neill and the survivor of them and the excors and admors and assigns of such survivors all such estate and
interest of in and to any lands, tenements and premises and property as the said Catherine Dillon should or might thereafter acquired xxx the trusts and to and for and upon the intents and purposes thereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same. And
Reciting that as part performance of the said agreement the said William O'Neill had executed his bond with warrant of Attorney for confessing judgement thereon in the penal sum of two thousand pounds conditioned for the payment of the said sum of one thousand pounds unto the said John Dillon, Richard Charles J. Grogan and Henry O'Neill. It is witnessed that in consideration of the said intended marriage and in further performance of the said agreement, and also in consideration of the sum of ten shillings of lawful money of Ireland paid by the said John Dillon, Charles James Grogan and Henry O'Neill to the said William O'Neill at or before the sealing and delivery of said Indenture the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged He the said William O'Neill did grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said John Dillon Charles James Grogan and Henry
O'Neill (in their actual possession then being by virtue of a bargain and sale for a year therein recited and to their heirs excors admors and assigns All that and those the aforesaid part of the lands of Garryhill commonly called Clonmore containing
twenty five acres plantation measure be the same more or less in as large and ample a manner as the same were formerly held by the said John O'Neill and Hugh O'Neill with the dwelling house and other buildings created and built thereon, together with all
appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith held used and enjoyed and all benefit and advantage thereof. And all timbers and other trees now standing and being on the said lands and the several articles
of furniture now in the said dwelling house saving and reserving nevertheless unto the said William O'Neill his heirs and assigns and to hs two daughters Anne O'Neill and Charlotte O'Neill after his decease the use of the drawing room and the Bed Chamber inside the same with the back room at the rere thereof and the use of the Kitchen with the furniture that may be in same at the time of the decease of the said William O'Neill, And also the use of the garden attached to the said dwelling house so long as the said Anne
O'Neill and Charlotte O'Neill wish to occupy said apartments and that they or either of them remain unmarried To Hold unto the said John Dillon Charles J Grogan and Henry O'Neill and the survivor of them his heirs Exors Admors and assigns from
thenceforth for and during the natural lives and life of the several persons cestinque vies for whole lives the same are held and and the survivor of these upon the trusts and to and for and upon the uses intents and purposes hereinafter declared of and
concerning the same. And to hold the said timber and other trees and the said furniture hereby assigned or intended to be unto the said John Dillon Charles J. Grogan and Henry O'Neill and the survivors of the and the Exors Admors and assigns of such
survivor upon the trusts and to and for the intents and purposes thereinafter declared of and concerning the same. And said Indenture further Witnessed that in further pursuance and execution of the said recited agreement and for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings Sterling to the said Catherine Dillon in hand well and truly paid by the said John Dillon Charles J. Grogan and Henry O'Neill aforxxxxxxx before the sealing and delivery of the said Indenture the receipt and payment whereof was thereby acknowledged She the said Catherine Dillon by and with the consent of the said William O'Neill testified by his being a party to and sealing and delivery of said Indenture Did grant bargain sell assign and make over unto the said John Dillon Charles J. Grogan and Henry O'Neill and the survivor of them and the Exors Admors and assigns of such survivor All that and those all and every the lands tenements hereditaments and premises and all other the property seal or personal to which She the said Catherine Dillon may hereafter become
entitled to unto the said John Dillon Charles J. Grogan and Henry O'Neill and the survivor of them and the Exors admors and assigns of such survivor to an for the several uses intents and purposes upon the several trusts and with and under and subject
declarations to the several powers provisoes limitations /\ and agreements thereinafter declared and expressed of and concerning the same. That is to say as to for and concerning the said part of the said lands of Garryhill otherwise Clonmore. Upon trust to the use of the said William O'Neill and his assigns for life and from and immediately after his decease to permit and suffer the said Catherine Dillon in case she should be then living and that she shall xxxxx to do xx to reside in the dwelling house on the said lands of Clonmore and retain to her use twenty five acres of said lands xxxx in the possession of the said William O'Neill for and during the term of her natural life, she paying for the same such yearly rent as the said John Dillon
Charles J. Grogan and Henry O'Neill or the survivor of them or the heirs Exors admors or assigns of such survivor should
consider reasonable for same, and subject thereto, to the issue of said marriage as said William O'Neill should by deed or
will appoint, and for default f such issue then to the use of the said William O'Neill his heirs executors administrators
and assigns for ever. And as to for and concerning the said bond it was agreed that said trustees stand xxxxxx thereof
upon trust that they should raise the same as therein mentioned and pay the interest thereof to the said William O'Neill
and his assigns for life and after his decease to pay the interest thereof to the said Catherine Dillon and her assigns for life
and from and immediately after the decease of the survivor of them the said William O'Neill and Catherine Dillon them to pay
the sum of one thousand pounds secured thereby to the issue of said marriage in such shares and proportions as the said
William O'Neill shall by deed or will appoint. And in default of such appointment as the said Catherine Dillon shall appoint
and in default of such issue said bond and judgement to be to the use of said William O'Neill his Exors admors and assigns
and as to for and concerning the said lands tenements ?hereditenants and premises and any other property to which the said Catherine
Dillon might thereafter become entitled to. Upon trust to the use of the said Catherine Dillon and her assigns forsaid during
the term of her natural life to and for her own??? And separate use xxxxx notwithstanding her coverture and
upon her own sale and separate receipt and not subject to the debts contracts xxxxxxxx?controul or engagements of the said William
O’Neill. And from and immediately after her decease in case the said William O’Neill her intended husband should
be then living then upon trust to the use of the said Wililam O’Neill and his assigns for life – And from and after the
decease of the survivor of them the said William O’Neill and Catherine Dillon to the use and xxxx of the issue of
said marriage as the said Catherine Dillon should appoint and in default as the said William O’Neill should appoint and
in default of such direction limitation or appointment to such one child. And in default of such issue or if issue that such
issue should die before he she or they attain the age of twenty one years or day of marriage, then and in such case that the
said lands and premises to which the said Catherine Dillon should become entitled or otherwise xxxx should revert
to the family of the said Catherine Dillon or such of them as should be then living, their exors admors or assigns in such
?shared and ?perporitons as the said Catherine Dillon notwithstanding her said intended coverture shall by any deed or will
to be executed in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses direct xxxxx or appoint. And in default of such
appointment then to be divided between them in equal shares and proportions. And by said indenture the said William
O’Neill did for himself his exors admors and assigns agreed to and with the said trustees and the survivor of them his heirs
exors admors or assigns that in case the said William O’Neill his heirs exors or admors should at any time thereafter obtain
a renewal of the lease of said lands of Garryhill otherwise Clonmore that such renewal shpuld be to the like uses as therein before
expressed of and concerning the said land and premises which said deed contains a xxxxx to said William O’Neill to
xxx said Bond by instalments as therein mentioned and to sell such timber trees and furniture and apply
same towards payment of said Bond which said Deed and this Memorial as to the execution thereof by the said
William O’Neill and Catherine Dillon are respectively witnessed by Gustavus Hamilton of xxxxxx Frederick Street in the
City of Dublin Solicitor and Gustavus Hamilton Junior of said street, apprentice to the said Gustavus Hamilton.
Signed and sealed William O’Neill
in presence of Catherine Dillon Gustavus Hamilton Gustavus Hamilton Jr
Note on copy of document written by David O’Neill
Will of John O’Neill gives Garryhill (commonly called Clonmore) to William O’Neill 30 May 1803
To the register appointed by Act of Parliament for the xxxxx Registering of deeds xxxxx
Memorial of an indented deed of assignment bearing date the thirtyeth day of May one thousand eight hundred and three and made Between John O'Neill xx xxx of Garryhill in the Coy of Carlow Gent of the one part and William O'Neill of ?Garryhill aforesaid xxxx son of the xxx John O'Neill of the other part. ?Reciting xxx Right Honorable William
Earl of Bessborough by Indenture of lease duly executed bearing date the first day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighty four for the consideration of xxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx to farm let unto the said John O'Neill all that part of the xxxx of Garryhill commonly called Clonmore
xxxxx xx xx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxx Forty two acres and two rods plan
-tation measure be the same more less xxx xx ample manner as the aforesaid John
O'Neill and Hugh O'Neill his father then held and enjoyed the same together
with four acres one rood and thirty perches of Bog to hold to the said John
O'Neill his heirs and assigns for the life and lives of John Perkins O'Brien eldest
son of Arthur O'Brien of Garryhill xxx John O'Neill and Luke O'Neill second and
fourth sons of the said John O'Neill xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
at the yearly rent of Twenty one pounds sterling with two shillings in the pound xxx
fees payable by two equal half yearly payments on every first day of May and
first day of November over and above all taxes whatsoever. Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
the said John O'Neill xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx said deed xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxx sell aforesaid xxxx xxx to the said William O'Neill xxx assigns all
that part of the lands of Garryhill herein before particularly xxxxx xxxx xxxxxx
xxx all appurtenances thereunto belonging to hold to him and xxx for xxxx
the lives and life of the aforesaid John Perkins O'Brien John O'Neill and Luke O'Neill
and the successors and survivors of them subject to the aforesaid yearly rent of twenty one
pounds and other clauses in the said lease from the said William Earl of Bess
-borough to the said John O'Neill and xxx said deed of xxxxxxxxx duly xxxxxxx
by Hugh O'Neill of Garryhill aforesaid and Edward Low of Ballyxxxx in the Coy of
Carlow Gent and this memorial is also witnessed by the said Edward Low and Hugh Greg of
Leighlin Bridge in the County of Carlow Gent.
555 - 203
Signed and sealed in the presence of William O'Neill
Hugh Greg Edward Low
The above named Edward Low maketh oath that he is subscribing witness to the original deed of assignments of which the above is a true memorial and also to the above memorial and that the desponent xx said Deed duly executed by John O'Neill and William O'Neill the executing parties xxxx saw the above memorial duly executed by the said William O'Neill and that the name xxxx xxxx subscribed as witness xxx to aforesaid deed and memorial respectively is xxx proper name and handwriting.
[Sent by Niall Green]
Handwritten note by David O’Neill on copy of document
230811 Will Hugh O’Neill (Clonmore) to John O’Neill (Milltown) 13 Jul 1781
To the register appointed by act of parliament for registering deeds & soforth
A memorial of an indenture of assignment bearing thirteenth day of July seventeen hundred one thousand and eighty one made between Hugh O'Neail of Clonemore in the County of Carlow Farmer of the one part, and John O'Neail of Milltown in the county xxx, farmer xxx son to the said Hugh O'Neail of the other part.
Wereas William Earl of Bessborough by Indenture of xxx bearing date the nineteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven for the ?considerations therein mentioned did xxx to farm let unto the said Hugh O'Neail all that part of Clonemore now held by said Hugh O'Neail and his tenants containing forty two acre two rod plantation measure be the same more or less to hold xx xxx
Hugh O'Neill his heirs Extors and Admrs and assigns at the yearly rent of Twenty seven pounds twelve shillings six pence xxx performing the covenants in said lease mentioned reference being thereunto had might more fully appear. Whereby it was agreed that the said Hugh O 'Neail for the consideration of four pounds seven shillings to be paid before the sealing and delivery thereof by said John O'Neail the receipt whereof the said Hugh O'Neail did
thereby acknowledge and for the many considerations therein as so mentioned did grant bargain sell agree and set xxx from the twenty fifth day of March xxx xxx unto the said John O'Neail his admrs and assigns all that part of Clonmore aforesaid as held by the said Hugh O'Neail from the said Earl of Bessborough and all the ?estate right title xxx xxx of xxx to the said Hugh O'Neail granted by the said herein before recited indenture of lease xxxx
xxx said deed is witnessed by Patt Joyce of Clonemore and by Patrick xxx of Garryhill
xxx Milltown in the County of Carlow and this memorial thereof is witnessed xxx said John O'Neail.
In presence of
The above mentioned John O'Neail maketh oath that he saw the above Hugh O'Neail and likewise John O'Neail his only son duly seal and execute the above mentioned deed of assignment whereof the above writing is a memorial and also saw the above John O'Neail duly sign and
seal the above memorial and that the name JohnO'Neail xxxx as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponents proper name and handwriting and saith he delivered said deed memorial to xx William Kelly Deputy Registrar the 11th day of February 1782
at or near three oclock in the afternoon.
Sworn 11th February 1782
Will Kelly Dep Reg
[Sent by Niall Green]
O’Neal to O’Neal Registered 19th November 1779 at 12 noon.
No. 221608 To the Registers appointed by Act of Parliament for Registering Deeds xxxx?
O'Neail to O'Neal Registered 19th of November 1779 at 12 noon.
A Memorial of an Indenture bearing date the Twenty eighth day
of September, one thousand seven hundred and fifty four and made
Between Hugh O’Neaile of Clonmore in the County of Carlow and John
O’Neail of Raheenwood in said County of xxxxxx? Whereby the said
Hugh O’Neaile did demises? and sell? to the said John O’Neail
All that and those, the Dwelling house out houses and other ?land about said
house and which he the said Hugh O’Neail then stood xxxx xxx
the said ?premises with all its xxxx, way and water courses unto
the said John O’Neail xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx for and
during the time or xxx life or lives, that he hath xx well have
of the same at the yearly rent of Six pounds Sterlg payable half yearly
on every twenty fifth day of March and twenty ninth day of September
the first payment to be made on the twenty fifth of March then xxx with other
Clauses xxx which said deed xx xx xx by Mathew Woods late of Fennagh
Schoolmaster deced Thos Bradley of Borudurragh, farmer, and Bryan Byrne
late of Clonmore Victualler deced all in the Co. of Carlow and this memorial
thereof is witnessed by the said Thos Bradley and by Luke Ashmore of Raheenwood
xxxxx farmer ---- Jn O’Neail (Seal) Signed and sealed in presence of Thos
Bradley Luke Ashmore
The above named Thos Bradley maketh oath
that he saw the above named Hugh O’Neail & John O’Neail duly seal & execute the above mentd Deed of which the above writing is a xxx xxx xxx xxxx xxx
Number? not clear ?431
The said John O’Neail sign & seal the above memorial and that the name
Thos Bradley so subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial in this dept
proper name and handwriting Thos Bradley Sworn before me at the City of
Kilkenny the 17th day of April 1779 by virtue of a common to me xxx for
taking xxxx in the Exchequer in the presence of two xx xxx xxx Justices of the
peace xxx xxx xxx xx Byrne one of the xxx who knows the xx xxx xxx xxx
xxx xxx xxx John Waters D Mayor Luke Roche
[Sent by Niall Green]
Note written by David O’Neill on copy of document
Deed 25 Oct 1736 Morgan Neil & Laurence Cook lease 80 acres (Clonmore) from Sir William Vigor Burdet
Registered the 7th December 1736
A Memorial of an indenture of Lease bearing Date the Twenty Fifth day of October one Thousand Seven
Hundred and thirty Six Between Sir William Vigor Burdet of Benekerry in the County of Catherlagh xxxx
of the one part and Morgan Neal & Laurence Cook both of Clonmore in the said County farmers of the other
part. Whereby the said Sir William Vigor Burdet did for the Considerations therein Mentioned Demise
unto the said Morgan Neal & Laurence Cook All that part of Clonmore now in the possession of them the said
Morgan Neal and Laurence Cook Situated in the Barony of Idrone County of Catherlagh aforesaid Cxxxx by
Estimation Eighty Acres plantation measure be the same or xxxx To have and to hold the said premises
from the Twenty Ninth Day of September Last for and during the natural life of ThomasWeldon Second
Son of Walter Weldon Esq late of Carlow Deceased at the yearly rent of fourteen pounds sterling with
Duty’s Payable on the Twenty Ninth day of September, and the twenty fifth day of March xxx
said Indenture of Lease is Witnessed by Theophilus Perkins of the City of Dublin Gent and John
Fennell of the Towne of Catherlagh and this memorial witnessed by the said Theophilus
Perkins & John Fennell Morgan Neal
Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of us
The above Named Theophilus Perkins Came this Day before us xxxxx
Oath that he saw the above named Sir William Vigor Burdet, and
Morgan Neal & Laurence Cook Duely Seal & Execute the above Indenture
of Lease Whereof the above writing is a true Memorial, and that he
Likewise saw the said Morgan Neal & Laurence Cook sign & seal the above
memorial and that the named Theophilus Perkins Subscribed as
a Witness to the said Lease & Memorial is this xxx proper hand writing
and farther xxxeth that the said memorial was delivered to William Parry
Gent Deputy Registrar on the Seventh day of December one thousand seven hundred & thirty six
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx after four of the Clock in the After Noon.
7th December 1736 Will Parry Dep. Regr
Monday, August 14, 2017
O’Neill Ownership of Clonmore
(otherwise known as Garryhill), Co. Carlow
Deed dated 25 October 1736 Memorial of an Indenture of Lease.
Morgan Neal and Laurence Cook lease 80 acres at Clonmore from Sir William Vigor Burdet of Benekerry, County of Carlow in a deed dated 25th October 1736.
Registered 7th December 1736.
It is likely that this Morgan is Morgan Neal (1688-1742), the brother of Hugh O’Neaile (1696-1790).
No record has been found concerning the transfer of ownership of Clonmore from Morgan to Hugh O’Neail.
Morgan O’Neill dies 1742.
Deed dated 28 September 1754 Memorial of an Indenture.
Concerns Hugh O'Neaile (1696-1790) of Clonmore, County Carlow and John O’Neail of Raheenwood; Hugh transfers dwelling house, outhouses and other land about said house (Clonmore) to John O’Neail in a deed dated 28th September 1754. The deed was not registered until 12 noon 19th November 1779.
Deed dated 19 August 1767 Indenture – details quoted in deed dated 13.07.1781
The first reference to Garryhill is a deed dated the 19th August 1767 which indicates that Hugh O'Neaile (1696-1790) obtained a lease to farm the land of Clonmore, otherwise known as Garryhill, from William, Earl of Bessborough.
Deed dated 1781.July 13 Memorial of an Indenture of Assignment.
Hugh O'Neail (1696-1790) transferred ownership of Garryhill to 'his only son John O'Neail' (1728-1803) of Milltown, County Carlow in a deed dated 13th July 1781. The area of land was 42 acres and 2 roods plantation measure. Registered 11th February 1782.
Hugh O’Neail dies in 1790.
Deed dated 1803.May 30. Memorial of an Indented Deed of Assignment.
John O'Neail (1728-1803) of Garryhill (commonly called Clonmore) transferred Garryhill (42 acres and 2 roods) to his youngest son William O'Neill (1778-1843), and 4 acres, 1 rood 30 perches of Bog to John O’Neill and Luke O’Neill (2nd and 4th sons).
John O’Neail dies on 5th November 1803.
Deed dated 1839.February 04 Memorial of an Indenture of Settlement.
William O'Neill (1778-1843) bequeathed 23 acres of Clonmore to his son William Percival O'Neill in 1839, while making provision for both himself and his second wife Catherine Dillon, and his two unmarried daughters Charlotte and Anne.
Deed dated 1839.August 27 Memorial of an Indenture of Assignment.
William Percival O'Neill sold 3 acres 2 roods 38 perches Irish plantation measure of land to John William Bathe of Garryhill otherwise Clonmore latterly called Clonburren and dwelling houses, out offices, orchard and lawn in the Parish of Dunleckny.
William O’Neill, born in 1778, died on 15th April 1843.
It is assumed that once William and Catherine died, William Percival still owned some of Garryhill/Clonmore and eventually sold the property
William Percival O'Neill was 'of Clonmore' when he married his first wife Alicia Jane Sparrow on the 3rd December 1846. However, there is no mention of Clonmore when William Percival and Alicia Jane’s daughter was baptised on 3rd November 1858 – his address was given as 11 Rathmines Road, Dublin. When he married his second wife, Mary McCape on 19th June 1860 – his address was given as 26 Burren Street, Carlow.
It is not clear when the O’Neill family finally disposed of their ownership of Garryhill, as no information has been found indicating that the family had any interest in Garryhill after 1858.
William Percival emigrated to the USA in 1864 with his wife Mary and eight children. He died in Brooklyn, New York on the 26th August 1888 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
However, William O’Neill’s second wife Catherine O'Neill (nee Dillon) probably lived at Garryhill until her death (see deed dated 1839.02.06). Her gravestone inscription in Clonmelshe graveyard also suggests that she lived in Garryhill:
‘In memory of Catherine O'Neill late of Garryhill daughter of Edward Dillon and grand daughter of Wm Steward Esq of Leighlin Bridge. She died 30th April 1875 aged 76 years’.
Provision in the same deed was also made for William’s two daughters, Charlotte and Anne (Anna Maria born 1806), to live at Garryhill, if they remained unmarried. I have been unable to find any marriage or death records for Anne/Anna Maria or Charlotte to find out if this was likely.
The only other information about Garryhill/Clonmore/Clonburren is the photograph of the house. Richard Corrigan thought that the person standing in the doorway was a Mrs Samuel James; I have no information on her, nor any idea of when the photograph was taken.
Monday, May 22, 2017
The Indiana Genealogical Society Conference in April 2018 will be in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana. I'm planning to go down early and revisit my only Indiana O'Neill branch. Still have a brick wall on William James, so maybe something will shake loose.