Louisa Bell Booth1

b. 1842, d. 7 May 1848
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin 2 times removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*George Thomas Bell Booth1 b. 30 Sep 1800, d. 22 Jun 1845
Mother*Mary Jane Bell1 b. 1801, d. 17 Jul 1887
Birth*1842Louisa Bell Booth was born in 1842 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Death22 June 1845Louisa was about 3 years old when her father was murdered at age 44 on Sunday, 22 June 1845, as he was returning home from church in County Cavan. On his return from Kilmore Church with his two young sons in his gig, he was shot at his own back gate. One of the boys fell out of the gig, breaking his thigh, and was not thought to have survived his injury. There was wide coverage throughout Great Britain of his murder. Newspaper transcriptions may be accessed by clicking on the PDF Text Icon.2,3
Death*7 May 1848She died on 7 May 1848 at her home in Drumcarban, County Cavan, at about age 64
Administration*28 May 1863 and Letters of Administration were granted to her widowed mother, as her next of kin, on 28 May 1863 at the Principal Registry, Dublin. Louisa's personal effects were valued at under £450.4

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", from a letter dated Spring 1993 from William Graham, Dillagh, Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland to unidentified "Friends" thought to mean Marguerite Clayton and Beverly Mackey. The author noted in his letter that he, himself, is descended from the same Bell Booth family through his great grandmother on his maternal side.
  3. [S498] Ireland Newspaper Abstracts, online at www.irelandoldnews.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Newspaper Abstracts.
  4. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Louisa Bell Booth, late of Drumcarban, County Cavan, spinster, deceased, who died 7 May 1848 at the same place, granted on 28 May 1863 at the Principal Registry to Mary Jane Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, her mother, a widow and only next of kin, of the deceased; effects under £450. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.

Margaret Bell Booth1,2

b. 1808
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Robert Bell Booth1 b. 1758, d. 20 Dec 1830
Mother*Jane Amelia Hinds1
Birth*1808Margaret Bell Booth was born about 1808 in County Cavan, Ireland.2,3
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18211821Margaret appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of her father in Cornamucklagh, County Cavan. She was 13 years old.4
(4th Daughter) Will27 January 1825Margaret's father prepared his will dated 27 January 1825 in County Cavan, naming his six children and clarifying the order of their births: Mary (Bell Booth) Baker, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth, Jane Amelia (Bell Booth) Carmichael, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia Bell Booth and Margaret Bell Booth. He appointed Andrew Bell of Creevy and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge his trustees, and named his three sons, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth as his executors.

The Registry's copy of Robert's will was prepared without paragraphs and with little punctuation, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban in the County of Cavan, Esquire, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills and testimonies in writing or otherwise. Imploring the Almighty through the merits and blood of Christ my Savior and Redeemer to receive my Soul into the Eternal Bliss and Glory, I direct my remains to be buried in my family burial ground in the Churchyard of Ballimaun in decent and becoming manner, trusting that my beloved sons, my executors, will conduct and commit my body to the earth. And as to such property as I am possessed of, I dispose of as follows:

I do hereby will, devise and bequeath all my real and freehold estates of and in the towns and lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, Corlislea, Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, situate in the county of Cavan, and the lands of Mullaghmeen, situate in Westmeath, unto Andrew Bell of Creevy in the county of Longford and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge in the county of Dublin, Esquire, as trustees, and to the survivors of them, and to the heirs and assigns of such survivors, upon the trusts, and to and for the several uses, interests and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared, for and concerning the same, and to no other use, interest or purpose whatsoever.

And my will is that as to, for and concerning the lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and the lands of Mullaghmeen in trust, to permit and suffer my eldest son Andrew, immediately after my decease, to enter into and have, hold, use and enjoy the same as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the debt of £300 sterling which he and I owe to Robert Parkes, together with the interest thereof, from my decease until paid, and also subject to the chief or ground rents thereof, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons, in seniority of age and priority of birth, and the lives male of such child or children of the said Andrew, lawfully to be begotten of the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent of and approbation of my said trustees as hereinafter mentioned. The elder of such sons to always be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Andrew shall marry with the approbation of my trustees, or the survivors of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife, chargeable on said lands. And should he hereafter have lawful issue more than one, my will is that the said Andrew shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with full power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Andrew shall not have issue male lawfully begotten, or that having issue male and that he or they, or any of them, shall not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and assigns of such survivors, shall permit and suffer my second son, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, in case he should survive the said Andrew or his issue male lawfully to be begotten, to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen, subject however to such jointure for any wife the said Andrew may marry and provision for the younger children or female issue of said Andrew of such marriage, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed on. And also subject to such chief rents as payable thereout. And in case the said Andrew and Richard should both happen to die without lawful issue male, or that having lawful issue male and that he or they should die and not attain the age of 21 years, then upon trust to permit and suffer my youngest son George Thomas Bell Booth and his issue male to have, hold and enjoy said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen as aforesaid. And upon this further trust, that if all my said three sons shall happen to die without issue male, lawfully begotten, in such event the said lands of Bellsgrove and Mullaghmeen to go and descend to the heirs male of the Bell line of my family.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Corlislea, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my second son the Reverend Richard Bell Booth to enter into and upon, and have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Corlislea as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of, and chargeable with, the sum of £1,500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the heirs male of such child or children of said Richard, lawfully to be begotten upon the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees as hereafter mentioned. The elder of such sons and the issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Richard shall marry with the approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on said lands of Corlislea. And should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said Richard shall have the power, and I do hereby invest him with the power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable, and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them. Such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed the sum of £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Richard shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they or any of them shall not attain the age of 21 years then, and in such event or events, my will is that my said trustees shall, or the survivor, or the heirs and assigns of such survivor, may permit and suffer my sons Andrew and George Thomas, jointly if they both live, or the survivor if either should die in the meantime, and the issue male of such survivor, to have, hold and enjoy the lands of Corlislea, subject however first to the said sum of £1,500 sterling herein before and after mentioned and for such jointure for any wife the said Richard may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said Richard, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed upon.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my third son, George Thomas Bell Booth, to enter into and upon and to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the sum of £500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the sons male of such child or children of said George Thomas Bell Booth lawfully to be begotten on the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees, as here after mentioned. The eldest of such sons and their issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said George Thomas shall marry with approbation of my trustees or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize him and them to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on the lands and should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one, or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said George Thomas shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or child not to exceed the sum of £1,500. And in case the said George Thomas shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they shall die and not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor shall permit and suffer my sons Andrew and Richard jointly, should they both live, or the survivor, and should either die in the lifetime of said George and the issue male of such survivor to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, subject however first to the said sum of £500 herein and after mentioned, and such jointure for any wife the said George Thomas may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said George Thomas, should there be any, as shall on such marriage be agreed upon. And also subject to the head rent payable out of said lands of Kevit.

And it is my will and desire, and I do empower each of my three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, respectively, when in possession of the premises to make leases and grant all or any part of the premises they are respectively entitled to under this my will for any term not exceeding one life or 31 years when in possession not in reversion without fraud or fine, and at the best improved yearly rent that can be had for same from solvent tenants, and so as every such lease contains covenants against waste and that the tenant do execute a counterpart thereof.

I have herein before mentioned the sum of £1,500 as charged on the lands of Corlislea and the sum of £500 as a charge on Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit. I do now declare and my will is that said respective sums do stand charged on said lands, respectively, and be payable with interest from my death as aforesaid, and that said sums together with the sum of £2,000 sterling shall be equally divided by my trustees between my two daughters, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth, so that the fortune or portion of each shall be £1,000 with interest payable to each on their respective marriages. I do however declare it is my will that in the meantime they, or either of them, shall only receive the interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum by half-yearly payments on the first of every six months after my decease, and in case either or both of my said daughters should happen to die before marriage, or be married without the consent and approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, or the heirs or assigns of such survivor, and also the consent and approbation of the said Reverend Richard Bell Booth then, and either of those events so happening, the fortune or portion and all arrears of interest thereon of such, or either or both so remaining unmarried, or offending by marriage against the consent and approbation aforesaid, shall go to, and be ratably divided by my said trustees, and go between my said three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, or the survivors or survivor of them, and share and share alike. And such of my daughters so offending herein shall only have and receive a sum of £50 sterling instead of £1,000 as aforesaid.

Robert Baker is indebted to me by bond and warrant in the sum of £96 or thereabouts together with interest, and the same is secured by a deed between him and James Smyth of Cavan, Esquire, whereby an insurance is to be kept up that on the death of said Robert Baker said debt with his other debts will be paid. I bequeath said debt and all advantage therefrom to Mary, second daughter of said Robert Baker.

I order and direct, and I do hereby will and bequeath, the furniture of and belonging to two of my best chambers be reserved and handed over to my daughters, Letitia and Margaret, and it is my wish they should reside with my son George after closing their education and until their marriage, respectively, on an understanding to make some renumeration.

I do hereby devise and bequeath the remainder of my household furniture at Drumcarban and the farming utensils or implements of husbandry to my son George Thomas Bell Booth.

I do hereby order and direct that my executors shall, with all convenient speed after my decease, ascertain and collect as well, the debts due to me as those due by me. And for that purpose, immediately after my decease, to sell, dispose of or value my goods, chattels and personal property not herein before bequeathed or disposed of and, after payment of my debts, funeral expenses and £5 each to Jane McCabe and James Quin, should they be in my service at my decease, that the residue of such personal property and all other property not herein disposed of, be equally divided, share and share alike, between by beloved, dutiful and much respected children, Mary, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew, Richard, George Thomas, Jane Amelia, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth and that same be paid them each, respectively, notwithstanding their coverture.

I do now nominate, constitute and appoint my sons Andrew, Richard and George Thomas Bell Booth executors of this my last will and testament and with the affection of a fond parent, I consign them to act in all things under this my will and more especially in forming any connection by marriage by, with, and under the consent and approbation of my good and faith worthy trustees who are uncles to each of them, respectively.

There is a bond debt due to me by Arthur Moneypenny, Esquire, amounting to £50 with interest. I hereby bequeath this sum to Mr. Moneypenny and I direct my executors to acquit and release the last-mentioned debt.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and seal this 27th day of January 1825.                    Signed… Robert B. Booth


The will was signed in the presence of three witnesses, William Carmichael, William Harris and Andrew Carmichael.

A copy transcribed from a copy of the original Will and Testament of Robert Bell Booth, Esquire, was taken by the Reverend Richard Bell Booth and compared in the presence of Andrew Bell Booth of Creevy who found it to be correct, signing his name as Andrew B. Booth, in agreement, on 31 December 1830 at Drumcarban.5
Marriage*20 September 1832She married Andrew William Bell on 20 September 1832.2,1

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree.
  3. [S587] Ireland. Census Office, 1821 Census; (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951, 1969), household of Robert Bell Booth, Cornamucklagh, Kilmore parish, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 Census.
  4. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Robert Bell Booth, 1821, townland of Cornamucklagh, parish of Kilmore, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  5. [S2113] Ireland Public Record Office, Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Testamentary documents include wills and administrations or copies thereof, inventories, litigation, and other papers related to probates. Most of these were collected after the 1922 destruction of virtually all original probate records housed in the Public Record Office, Dublin: Film# 581932, DGS# 8095383, T.12968, images 875-886, 1825 will of Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan; on 137 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin.

Mary Bell Booth1,2

b. 29 April 1793
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Robert Bell Booth1 b. 1758, d. 20 Dec 1830
Mother*Jane Amelia Hinds1
Birth*29 April 1793Mary Bell Booth was born on 29 April 1793 in County Cavan, Ireland.1,2
Marriage*22 January 1812She married Robert Baker on 22 January 1812 in County Cavan.2,1
(Eldest Daughter) Will27 January 1825Mary's father prepared his will dated 27 January 1825 in County Cavan, naming his six children and clarifying the order of their births: Mary (Bell Booth) Baker, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth, Jane Amelia (Bell Booth) Carmichael, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia Bell Booth and Margaret Bell Booth. He appointed Andrew Bell of Creevy and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge his trustees, and named his three sons, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth as his executors.

The Registry's copy of Robert's will was prepared without paragraphs and with little punctuation, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban in the County of Cavan, Esquire, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills and testimonies in writing or otherwise. Imploring the Almighty through the merits and blood of Christ my Savior and Redeemer to receive my Soul into the Eternal Bliss and Glory, I direct my remains to be buried in my family burial ground in the Churchyard of Ballimaun in decent and becoming manner, trusting that my beloved sons, my executors, will conduct and commit my body to the earth. And as to such property as I am possessed of, I dispose of as follows:

I do hereby will, devise and bequeath all my real and freehold estates of and in the towns and lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, Corlislea, Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, situate in the county of Cavan, and the lands of Mullaghmeen, situate in Westmeath, unto Andrew Bell of Creevy in the county of Longford and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge in the county of Dublin, Esquire, as trustees, and to the survivors of them, and to the heirs and assigns of such survivors, upon the trusts, and to and for the several uses, interests and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared, for and concerning the same, and to no other use, interest or purpose whatsoever.

And my will is that as to, for and concerning the lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and the lands of Mullaghmeen in trust, to permit and suffer my eldest son Andrew, immediately after my decease, to enter into and have, hold, use and enjoy the same as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the debt of £300 sterling which he and I owe to Robert Parkes, together with the interest thereof, from my decease until paid, and also subject to the chief or ground rents thereof, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons, in seniority of age and priority of birth, and the lives male of such child or children of the said Andrew, lawfully to be begotten of the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent of and approbation of my said trustees as hereinafter mentioned. The elder of such sons to always be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Andrew shall marry with the approbation of my trustees, or the survivors of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife, chargeable on said lands. And should he hereafter have lawful issue more than one, my will is that the said Andrew shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with full power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Andrew shall not have issue male lawfully begotten, or that having issue male and that he or they, or any of them, shall not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and assigns of such survivors, shall permit and suffer my second son, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, in case he should survive the said Andrew or his issue male lawfully to be begotten, to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen, subject however to such jointure for any wife the said Andrew may marry and provision for the younger children or female issue of said Andrew of such marriage, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed on. And also subject to such chief rents as payable thereout. And in case the said Andrew and Richard should both happen to die without lawful issue male, or that having lawful issue male and that he or they should die and not attain the age of 21 years, then upon trust to permit and suffer my youngest son George Thomas Bell Booth and his issue male to have, hold and enjoy said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen as aforesaid. And upon this further trust, that if all my said three sons shall happen to die without issue male, lawfully begotten, in such event the said lands of Bellsgrove and Mullaghmeen to go and descend to the heirs male of the Bell line of my family.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Corlislea, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my second son the Reverend Richard Bell Booth to enter into and upon, and have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Corlislea as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of, and chargeable with, the sum of £1,500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the heirs male of such child or children of said Richard, lawfully to be begotten upon the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees as hereafter mentioned. The elder of such sons and the issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Richard shall marry with the approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on said lands of Corlislea. And should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said Richard shall have the power, and I do hereby invest him with the power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable, and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them. Such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed the sum of £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Richard shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they or any of them shall not attain the age of 21 years then, and in such event or events, my will is that my said trustees shall, or the survivor, or the heirs and assigns of such survivor, may permit and suffer my sons Andrew and George Thomas, jointly if they both live, or the survivor if either should die in the meantime, and the issue male of such survivor, to have, hold and enjoy the lands of Corlislea, subject however first to the said sum of £1,500 sterling herein before and after mentioned and for such jointure for any wife the said Richard may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said Richard, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed upon.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my third son, George Thomas Bell Booth, to enter into and upon and to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the sum of £500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the sons male of such child or children of said George Thomas Bell Booth lawfully to be begotten on the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees, as here after mentioned. The eldest of such sons and their issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said George Thomas shall marry with approbation of my trustees or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize him and them to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on the lands and should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one, or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said George Thomas shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or child not to exceed the sum of £1,500. And in case the said George Thomas shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they shall die and not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor shall permit and suffer my sons Andrew and Richard jointly, should they both live, or the survivor, and should either die in the lifetime of said George and the issue male of such survivor to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, subject however first to the said sum of £500 herein and after mentioned, and such jointure for any wife the said George Thomas may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said George Thomas, should there be any, as shall on such marriage be agreed upon. And also subject to the head rent payable out of said lands of Kevit.

And it is my will and desire, and I do empower each of my three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, respectively, when in possession of the premises to make leases and grant all or any part of the premises they are respectively entitled to under this my will for any term not exceeding one life or 31 years when in possession not in reversion without fraud or fine, and at the best improved yearly rent that can be had for same from solvent tenants, and so as every such lease contains covenants against waste and that the tenant do execute a counterpart thereof.

I have herein before mentioned the sum of £1,500 as charged on the lands of Corlislea and the sum of £500 as a charge on Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit. I do now declare and my will is that said respective sums do stand charged on said lands, respectively, and be payable with interest from my death as aforesaid, and that said sums together with the sum of £2,000 sterling shall be equally divided by my trustees between my two daughters, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth, so that the fortune or portion of each shall be £1,000 with interest payable to each on their respective marriages. I do however declare it is my will that in the meantime they, or either of them, shall only receive the interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum by half-yearly payments on the first of every six months after my decease, and in case either or both of my said daughters should happen to die before marriage, or be married without the consent and approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, or the heirs or assigns of such survivor, and also the consent and approbation of the said Reverend Richard Bell Booth then, and either of those events so happening, the fortune or portion and all arrears of interest thereon of such, or either or both so remaining unmarried, or offending by marriage against the consent and approbation aforesaid, shall go to, and be ratably divided by my said trustees, and go between my said three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, or the survivors or survivor of them, and share and share alike. And such of my daughters so offending herein shall only have and receive a sum of £50 sterling instead of £1,000 as aforesaid.

Robert Baker is indebted to me by bond and warrant in the sum of £96 or thereabouts together with interest, and the same is secured by a deed between him and James Smyth of Cavan, Esquire, whereby an insurance is to be kept up that on the death of said Robert Baker said debt with his other debts will be paid. I bequeath said debt and all advantage therefrom to Mary, second daughter of said Robert Baker.

I order and direct, and I do hereby will and bequeath, the furniture of and belonging to two of my best chambers be reserved and handed over to my daughters, Letitia and Margaret, and it is my wish they should reside with my son George after closing their education and until their marriage, respectively, on an understanding to make some renumeration.

I do hereby devise and bequeath the remainder of my household furniture at Drumcarban and the farming utensils or implements of husbandry to my son George Thomas Bell Booth.

I do hereby order and direct that my executors shall, with all convenient speed after my decease, ascertain and collect as well, the debts due to me as those due by me. And for that purpose, immediately after my decease, to sell, dispose of or value my goods, chattels and personal property not herein before bequeathed or disposed of and, after payment of my debts, funeral expenses and £5 each to Jane McCabe and James Quin, should they be in my service at my decease, that the residue of such personal property and all other property not herein disposed of, be equally divided, share and share alike, between by beloved, dutiful and much respected children, Mary, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew, Richard, George Thomas, Jane Amelia, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth and that same be paid them each, respectively, notwithstanding their coverture.

I do now nominate, constitute and appoint my sons Andrew, Richard and George Thomas Bell Booth executors of this my last will and testament and with the affection of a fond parent, I consign them to act in all things under this my will and more especially in forming any connection by marriage by, with, and under the consent and approbation of my good and faith worthy trustees who are uncles to each of them, respectively.

There is a bond debt due to me by Arthur Moneypenny, Esquire, amounting to £50 with interest. I hereby bequeath this sum to Mr. Moneypenny and I direct my executors to acquit and release the last-mentioned debt.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and seal this 27th day of January 1825.                    Signed… Robert B. Booth


The will was signed in the presence of three witnesses, William Carmichael, William Harris and Andrew Carmichael.

A copy transcribed from a copy of the original Will and Testament of Robert Bell Booth, Esquire, was taken by the Reverend Richard Bell Booth and compared in the presence of Andrew Bell Booth of Creevy who found it to be correct, signing his name as Andrew B. Booth, in agreement, on 31 December 1830 at Drumcarban.3

Family

Robert Baker
Children1.John Baker4 b. 1813
2.Robert Baker5 b. 1814
3.Ruth Baker4 b. 1816
4.Jane Baker+4 b. 1818
5.Isaac Baker4 b. 1820
6.Elizabeth Baker6,5

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree.
  3. [S2113] Ireland Public Record Office, Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Testamentary documents include wills and administrations or copies thereof, inventories, litigation, and other papers related to probates. Most of these were collected after the 1922 destruction of virtually all original probate records housed in the Public Record Office, Dublin: Film# 581932, DGS# 8095383, T.12968, images 875-886, 1825 will of Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan; on 137 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin.
  4. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Robert Bell Booth, 1821, townland of Cornamucklagh, parish of Kilmore, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  5. [S1629] Reverend Henry Bidall Swanzy M.A., The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and their Descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Dublin, Ireland: printed for private circulation, 1908), Robert Erskine, pages 194-196. Hereinafter cited as The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and their Descendants.
  6. [S1632] Ashworth P. Burke, Family Records, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: Harrison and Sons, 1897), Erskine, pages 237-241. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Family Records.

Richard Bell Booth1

d. 1895
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 2 times removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*George Thomas Bell Booth1 b. 30 Sep 1800, d. 22 Jun 1845
Mother*Mary Jane Bell1 b. 1801, d. 17 Jul 1887
Birth*Richard Bell Booth was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Death22 June 1845Richard was about 6 years old when his father was murdered at age 44 on Sunday, 22 June 1845, as he was returning home from church in County Cavan. On his return from Kilmore Church with his two young sons in his gig, he was shot at his own back gate. One of the boys fell out of the gig, breaking his thigh, and was not thought to have survived his injury. There was wide coverage throughout Great Britain of his murder. Newspaper transcriptions may be accessed by clicking on the PDF Text Icon.2,3
(Brother) Immigration23 January 1864Richard immigrated to New Zealand with his mother and two siblings on 23 January 1864. Their family group of immigrants included mother Mary Jane (Bell), sons Frederick and Richard and daughter Jane Amelia. Frederick's future wife, Kate Sankey, immigrated on the same date as the Bell family, and it is not yet known if the couple had already married in Ireland before their departure.4
Note* He never married.4
Death*1895He may have died in 1895 in New Zealand.4

Citations

  1. [S763] Linda (Bell-Booth) Petrenko, "Bell-Booth Family Information," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, various dates, email dated 29 Aug 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Bell-Booth Family Information."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from a letter dated Spring 1993 from William Graham, Dillagh, Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland to unidentified "Friends" thought to mean Marguerite Clayton and Beverly Mackey. The author noted in his letter that he, himself, is descended from the same Bell Booth family through his great grandmother on his maternal side. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  3. [S498] Ireland Newspaper Abstracts, online at www.irelandoldnews.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Newspaper Abstracts.
  4. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree.

Reverend Richard Bell Booth1

b. 1798, d. 15 May 1866
Relationships3rd great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Robert Bell Booth2 b. 1758, d. 20 Dec 1830
Mother*Jane Amelia Hinds2
Birth*1798Richard Bell Booth was born about 1798 in County Cavan, Ireland.1,3
Occupation*1821Richard Bell Booth was a Reverend, and was a Curate in the Kells Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Meath, County Meath, Ireland, from 1821 until probably 1844 when he was appointed Rector of Kilskyre.1,4
(2nd Son) Will27 January 1825Richard's father prepared his will dated 27 January 1825 in County Cavan, naming his six children and clarifying the order of their births: Mary (Bell Booth) Baker, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth, Jane Amelia (Bell Booth) Carmichael, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia Bell Booth and Margaret Bell Booth. He appointed Andrew Bell of Creevy and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge his trustees, and named his three sons, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth as his executors.

The Registry's copy of Robert's will was prepared without paragraphs and with little punctuation, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban in the County of Cavan, Esquire, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills and testimonies in writing or otherwise. Imploring the Almighty through the merits and blood of Christ my Savior and Redeemer to receive my Soul into the Eternal Bliss and Glory, I direct my remains to be buried in my family burial ground in the Churchyard of Ballimaun in decent and becoming manner, trusting that my beloved sons, my executors, will conduct and commit my body to the earth. And as to such property as I am possessed of, I dispose of as follows:

I do hereby will, devise and bequeath all my real and freehold estates of and in the towns and lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, Corlislea, Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, situate in the county of Cavan, and the lands of Mullaghmeen, situate in Westmeath, unto Andrew Bell of Creevy in the county of Longford and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge in the county of Dublin, Esquire, as trustees, and to the survivors of them, and to the heirs and assigns of such survivors, upon the trusts, and to and for the several uses, interests and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared, for and concerning the same, and to no other use, interest or purpose whatsoever.

And my will is that as to, for and concerning the lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and the lands of Mullaghmeen in trust, to permit and suffer my eldest son Andrew, immediately after my decease, to enter into and have, hold, use and enjoy the same as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the debt of £300 sterling which he and I owe to Robert Parkes, together with the interest thereof, from my decease until paid, and also subject to the chief or ground rents thereof, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons, in seniority of age and priority of birth, and the lives male of such child or children of the said Andrew, lawfully to be begotten of the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent of and approbation of my said trustees as hereinafter mentioned. The elder of such sons to always be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Andrew shall marry with the approbation of my trustees, or the survivors of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife, chargeable on said lands. And should he hereafter have lawful issue more than one, my will is that the said Andrew shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with full power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Andrew shall not have issue male lawfully begotten, or that having issue male and that he or they, or any of them, shall not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and assigns of such survivors, shall permit and suffer my second son, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, in case he should survive the said Andrew or his issue male lawfully to be begotten, to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen, subject however to such jointure for any wife the said Andrew may marry and provision for the younger children or female issue of said Andrew of such marriage, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed on. And also subject to such chief rents as payable thereout. And in case the said Andrew and Richard should both happen to die without lawful issue male, or that having lawful issue male and that he or they should die and not attain the age of 21 years, then upon trust to permit and suffer my youngest son George Thomas Bell Booth and his issue male to have, hold and enjoy said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen as aforesaid. And upon this further trust, that if all my said three sons shall happen to die without issue male, lawfully begotten, in such event the said lands of Bellsgrove and Mullaghmeen to go and descend to the heirs male of the Bell line of my family.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Corlislea, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my second son the Reverend Richard Bell Booth to enter into and upon, and have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Corlislea as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of, and chargeable with, the sum of £1,500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the heirs male of such child or children of said Richard, lawfully to be begotten upon the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees as hereafter mentioned. The elder of such sons and the issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Richard shall marry with the approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on said lands of Corlislea. And should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said Richard shall have the power, and I do hereby invest him with the power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable, and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them. Such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed the sum of £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Richard shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they or any of them shall not attain the age of 21 years then, and in such event or events, my will is that my said trustees shall, or the survivor, or the heirs and assigns of such survivor, may permit and suffer my sons Andrew and George Thomas, jointly if they both live, or the survivor if either should die in the meantime, and the issue male of such survivor, to have, hold and enjoy the lands of Corlislea, subject however first to the said sum of £1,500 sterling herein before and after mentioned and for such jointure for any wife the said Richard may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said Richard, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed upon.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my third son, George Thomas Bell Booth, to enter into and upon and to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the sum of £500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the sons male of such child or children of said George Thomas Bell Booth lawfully to be begotten on the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees, as here after mentioned. The eldest of such sons and their issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said George Thomas shall marry with approbation of my trustees or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize him and them to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on the lands and should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one, or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said George Thomas shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or child not to exceed the sum of £1,500. And in case the said George Thomas shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they shall die and not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor shall permit and suffer my sons Andrew and Richard jointly, should they both live, or the survivor, and should either die in the lifetime of said George and the issue male of such survivor to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, subject however first to the said sum of £500 herein and after mentioned, and such jointure for any wife the said George Thomas may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said George Thomas, should there be any, as shall on such marriage be agreed upon. And also subject to the head rent payable out of said lands of Kevit.

And it is my will and desire, and I do empower each of my three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, respectively, when in possession of the premises to make leases and grant all or any part of the premises they are respectively entitled to under this my will for any term not exceeding one life or 31 years when in possession not in reversion without fraud or fine, and at the best improved yearly rent that can be had for same from solvent tenants, and so as every such lease contains covenants against waste and that the tenant do execute a counterpart thereof.

I have herein before mentioned the sum of £1,500 as charged on the lands of Corlislea and the sum of £500 as a charge on Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit. I do now declare and my will is that said respective sums do stand charged on said lands, respectively, and be payable with interest from my death as aforesaid, and that said sums together with the sum of £2,000 sterling shall be equally divided by my trustees between my two daughters, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth, so that the fortune or portion of each shall be £1,000 with interest payable to each on their respective marriages. I do however declare it is my will that in the meantime they, or either of them, shall only receive the interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum by half-yearly payments on the first of every six months after my decease, and in case either or both of my said daughters should happen to die before marriage, or be married without the consent and approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, or the heirs or assigns of such survivor, and also the consent and approbation of the said Reverend Richard Bell Booth then, and either of those events so happening, the fortune or portion and all arrears of interest thereon of such, or either or both so remaining unmarried, or offending by marriage against the consent and approbation aforesaid, shall go to, and be ratably divided by my said trustees, and go between my said three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, or the survivors or survivor of them, and share and share alike. And such of my daughters so offending herein shall only have and receive a sum of £50 sterling instead of £1,000 as aforesaid.

Robert Baker is indebted to me by bond and warrant in the sum of £96 or thereabouts together with interest, and the same is secured by a deed between him and James Smyth of Cavan, Esquire, whereby an insurance is to be kept up that on the death of said Robert Baker said debt with his other debts will be paid. I bequeath said debt and all advantage therefrom to Mary, second daughter of said Robert Baker.

I order and direct, and I do hereby will and bequeath, the furniture of and belonging to two of my best chambers be reserved and handed over to my daughters, Letitia and Margaret, and it is my wish they should reside with my son George after closing their education and until their marriage, respectively, on an understanding to make some renumeration.

I do hereby devise and bequeath the remainder of my household furniture at Drumcarban and the farming utensils or implements of husbandry to my son George Thomas Bell Booth.

I do hereby order and direct that my executors shall, with all convenient speed after my decease, ascertain and collect as well, the debts due to me as those due by me. And for that purpose, immediately after my decease, to sell, dispose of or value my goods, chattels and personal property not herein before bequeathed or disposed of and, after payment of my debts, funeral expenses and £5 each to Jane McCabe and James Quin, should they be in my service at my decease, that the residue of such personal property and all other property not herein disposed of, be equally divided, share and share alike, between by beloved, dutiful and much respected children, Mary, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew, Richard, George Thomas, Jane Amelia, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth and that same be paid them each, respectively, notwithstanding their coverture.

I do now nominate, constitute and appoint my sons Andrew, Richard and George Thomas Bell Booth executors of this my last will and testament and with the affection of a fond parent, I consign them to act in all things under this my will and more especially in forming any connection by marriage by, with, and under the consent and approbation of my good and faith worthy trustees who are uncles to each of them, respectively.

There is a bond debt due to me by Arthur Moneypenny, Esquire, amounting to £50 with interest. I hereby bequeath this sum to Mr. Moneypenny and I direct my executors to acquit and release the last-mentioned debt.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and seal this 27th day of January 1825.                    Signed… Robert B. Booth


The will was signed in the presence of three witnesses, William Carmichael, William Harris and Andrew Carmichael.

A copy transcribed from a copy of the original Will and Testament of Robert Bell Booth, Esquire, was taken by the Reverend Richard Bell Booth and compared in the presence of Andrew Bell Booth of Creevy who found it to be correct, signing his name as Andrew B. Booth, in agreement, on 31 December 1830 at Drumcarban.5
Probate*10 January 1832His father's will was proved and his estate opened for probate on 10 January 1832 in the Prerogative Court. It appears from the probate notes, that the directives in his will were faithfully executed and, among other bequests, his lands were inherited by his sons. His second son, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, received the lands of Corlislea, County Cavan. Richard's older brother, Andrew Bell Booth, received the lands of Bellsgrove in County Cavan and Mullaghmeen in County Westmeath, and their brother, George Thomas Bell Booth, inherited the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, all in County Cavan.6,1
Marriage*23 November 1832He married Louisa Rowley of Maperath, County Meath, daughter of Thomas Taylor Rowley, on 23 November 1832 in Kells Church, County Meath.7
Land Records*14 September 1837Richard's inherited lands of Corlislea, County Cavan, were appraised on 14 September 1837 and appeared in the 1837 Valuation Field Office Books, without listing the owner's name. They contained 155 acres, 1 rood, 13 perches, and the valuation was £100.7s.1d on the land, with the notation that there were no houses in the townland worth £5 a year.8
Occupation1844Reverend Richard Bell Booth was appointed Rector of the "Kilskyre" or Kilskeer Parish Church near Crossakeel, County Meath in 1844. He remained there until a new Rector was appointed in 1866, probably as a result of his death.9,1
Land Records*14 February 1857His inherited lands of Corlislea, County Cavan, were appraised on 14 February 1857 and appeared in the 1857 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements. They contained 155 acres, 1 rood, 13 perches, and the owner was listed as Reverend Richard B. Booth. The rateable annual valuations were £100.4s.0d on the land and £10.10s.0d on the buildings for a total annual valuation of rateable property of £110.14s.0d.10
(Uncle) Marriage15 May 1863He performed the marriage ceremony of his nephew, Andrew Bell Booth, and Rachel Power on 15 May 1863 at St. Mary's Church, Dublin.11
Will*Richard prepared his will12
Death*15 May 1866 and died on 15 May 1866 in his home at No.2 Newington Terrace, Rathmines, County Dublin, at age 68.1,12,3
Probate*12 October 1866His will was proved, and granted for probate, on 12 October 1866 at the Principal Registry, Dublin, to Louisa Booth, his widow and one of the executors. His effects were valued at under £6,000.12

Family

Louisa Rowley

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death of RICHARD BELL BOOTH, age 68, registered in the 2nd Quarter of 1866 in the South Dublin Registration District, referencing Returns Volume# 7, Returns Page# 637. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  4. [S764] John Healy L.L.D., History of the diocese of Meath, in 2 Volumes, downloaded from Google Books, (Dublin, Ireland: Association for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1908), Volume 2, Appendix page 283. Hereinafter cited as History of the diocese of Meath.
  5. [S2113] Ireland Public Record Office, Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Testamentary documents include wills and administrations or copies thereof, inventories, litigation, and other papers related to probates. Most of these were collected after the 1922 destruction of virtually all original probate records housed in the Public Record Office, Dublin: Film# 581932, DGS# 8095383, T.12968, images 875-886, 1825 will of Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan; on 137 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin.
  6. [S2112] Irish Will Register, 1828-1832. Microfilm of original records at the Public Record Office, Dublin: 1832; Film# 597167, DGS# 8087793, Volume 7, pages 39-40, images 43-44, Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, probate notes; on 4 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Irish Will Register, 1828-1832.
  7. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail, 28 November 1832. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  8. [S2119] Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, townland of Corlislea, Crosserlough Parish, Barony of Clanmahon, County Cavan, Ireland, dated 14 September 1837, 155 acres, 1 rood, 13 perches, owner not identified, £100.7s.1d on the land and the notation that there were no houses on the land worth £5 a year. Hereinafter cited as Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books.
  9. [S764] John Healy L.L.D., History of the diocese of Meath, Volume 2, Appendix page 285.
  10. [S1653] Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, townland of Corlislea, Crosserlough Parish, Barony of Clanmahon, County Cavan, Ireland, Valuation of Tenements, page 86 dated 14 February 1857, 155 acres, 1 rood, 13 perches, Reverend Richard B. Booth, Rateable Annual Valuation of £100.4s.0d on the land and £10.10s.0d on the buildings for a Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property of £110.14s.0d. Hereinafter cited as Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864.
  11. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 15 May 1863 in Dublin, Ireland of Andrew Bell Booth of County Cavan, only son of Andrew .B Booth, Esq., of Bellsgrove, married Rachel Power, youngest daughter of Pierce Power of Dublin, married by Richard B. Booth, cousin of the bridegroom, announcement published in The Belfast News-Letter on 20 May 1863, referencing Linen Hall Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Periodicals & Newspapers, Irish & Reference. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  12. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, the will of the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, formerly of Kells and late of Kilskeer Rectory, both in County Meath, Clerk, deceased, who died 15 May 1866 at No.2 Newington Terrace, Rathmines, County Dublin, was proved on 12 October 1866 at the Principal Registry by the oath of Louisa Booth of No.2 Newington Terrace, Rathmines, the widow and one of the executors; effects under £6,000. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.

Robert Bell Booth1

b. 17 November 1833
Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 2 times removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*George Thomas Bell Booth1 b. 30 Sep 1800, d. 22 Jun 1845
Mother*Mary Jane Bell1 b. 1801, d. 17 Jul 1887
Birth*17 November 1833Robert Bell Booth was born on 17 November 1833 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Death22 June 1845Robert was about 11 years old when his father was murdered at age 44 on Sunday, 22 June 1845, as he was returning home from church in County Cavan. On his return from Kilmore Church with his two young sons in his gig, he was shot at his own back gate. One of the boys fell out of the gig, breaking his thigh, and was not thought to have survived his injury. There was wide coverage throughout Great Britain of his murder. Newspaper transcriptions may be accessed by clicking on the PDF Text Icon.2,3
Inheritance*In accordance with the 1825 will of his grandfather, Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, young Robert, as the eldest son of his deceased father, inherited the lands of Drumcarban and Derrylane.4
Land Records*14 February 1857Robert's inherited lands of Drumcarban were appraised on 14 February 1857 and appeared in the 1857 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements. They contained 358 acres, 1 rood, 4 perches, and the owner was listed as "Robert Booth Bell", in fee. The rateable annual valuations were £183.0s.0d. on the land and £25.10s.0d. on the buildings for a total annual valuation of rateable property of £228.10s.0d.5
Land to Be Sold*4 November 1881The lands of Drumcarban and Derrylane, the Estate of Robert Bell Booth, owner and petitioner, was to be sold on Friday, 4 November 1881 before the Right Honorable Judge Flanagan at his Court in the city of Dublin. The lands, which were to be sold in 2 Lots, were described as containing 358 acres, 1 rood, 4 perches, statute measure, situate in the Barony of Clanmahon and County of Cavan, held in fee-simple, and producing a net rental of £316 4s. 7d. sterling. A condition of the sale included the statement that the Estate was subject to an annuity or yearly rent charge of £80 created by a marriage settlement agreement dated 14 October 1831, and payable during the life of Mrs. Mary Jane Booth, then aged 81 years.

The Estate was described as prettily situated within about one mile of Crossdoney -- a Station on the Mullingar and Cavan Branch Railway, and six miles from the Town of Cavan. The Lands were of good quality and in excellent condition. The portions held by tenants were let at moderate rents, which were punctually paid. The Dwelling-house on Lot 1 was commodious and permanently built, and the Out-offices were extensive and convenient, the entire forming a desirable Residence for a family of respectability, and of which, with the surrounding Land, containing 172 acres, 0 rood and 30 perches, statute measure, immediate possession would be given to the Purchaser. The Land was all in grass, and was generally let for grazing for the summer season at about £2 10s. per Irish acre.

The Bog on Lot 2 was of good quality, and from its extent and the growing scarcity of turf in the district, had become greatly enhanced in value. After the turf became exhausted the cut-away bog could be easily reclaimed for agricultural purposes.6

Citations

  1. [S763] Linda (Bell-Booth) Petrenko, "Bell-Booth Family Information," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, various dates, email dated 29 Aug 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Bell-Booth Family Information."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from a letter dated Spring 1993 from William Graham, Dillagh, Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland to unidentified "Friends" thought to mean Marguerite Clayton and Beverly Mackey. The author noted in his letter that he, himself, is descended from the same Bell Booth family through his great grandmother on his maternal side. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  3. [S498] Ireland Newspaper Abstracts, online at www.irelandoldnews.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Newspaper Abstracts.
  4. [S2113] Ireland Public Record Office, Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Testamentary documents include wills and administrations or copies thereof, inventories, litigation, and other papers related to probates. Most of these were collected after the 1922 destruction of virtually all original probate records housed in the Public Record Office, Dublin: Film# 581932, DGS# 8095383, T.12968, images 875-886, 1825 will of Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan; on 137 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin.
  5. [S1653] Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, townland of Drumcarban, Kilmore Parish, Barony of Clanmahon, County Cavan, Ireland, Valuation of Tenements, page 104 dated 14 February 1857, 358 acres, 1 rood, 4 perches, "Robert Booth Bell" in fee, Rateable Annual Valuation of £183.0s.0d on the land and £25.10s.0d on the buildings for a Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property of £228.10s.0d. Hereinafter cited as Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864.
  6. [S1651] Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885, online at www.findmypast.com, lands of Drumcarban and Derrylane to be sold on 4 November 1881 by Robert Bell Booth, owner and petitioner, containing 358 acres, 1 rood, 4 perches, statute measure, situate in the Barony of Clanmahon and County of Cavan; held in fee-simple, and producing a net rental of £316 4s. 7d. sterling. Hereinafter cited as Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885.

Robert Bell Booth1

b. 1758, d. 20 December 1830
Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Hinds
3rd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Mary Booth1 d. 10 Nov 1774
Birth*1758Robert Bell was born about 1758 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Nephew) Will4 January 1776Richard Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, wrote his will on 4 January 1776 stating that his nephew Robert, son of Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove in County Cavan, was to inherit all of his estate providing he took the name of Booth, and not otherwise. Witnesses were Andrew Bell and Robert Bell of Ardleny, in County Cavan.2
Name-ChangeUnder the will of his uncle, who had no sons, Robert's surname was legally changed to BELL BOOTH1,3
Name Variation and he then became identified as Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban.3,1
Marriage*1790He married Jane Amelia Hinds, daughter of John Hinds and Euphemia Young.3
Deed Memorial*1 November 1803A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 1 November 1803 was made between Walter Hinds of Bruce Hall in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban in the county of Cavan Esq. of the other part; whereby the said Walter Hinds did devise, grant, let and set to farm unto the said Robert Bell Booth all that and those the town and lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy, County Cavan, commonly called Bruce Hall, containing 53 acres, 9 rods and 30 hectares of land with 5 acres, 3 rods and 20 perches of bog of which 2 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of bog are situated in another part of said town and lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy together with a right of passage to and from as laid out for the use of said devised premises according to a map or survey thereof herewith amended, together with the dwelling house, barns, stables, outhouses, grounds, lands, meadows, pastures, commons, profits, ways, paths, passages, water courses, easements, appurtenances and appurtants thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to the said devised premises, reserving a power of fishing and hawking, all which said lands and premises situate in the parish of Killeshandra and county of Cavan. To hold the said devised premises with their appurtants to the said Robert Bell Booth, his heirs and assigns, forever yielding and paying therefore and there out yearly to the said Walter Hinds, his heirs and assigns, the yearly rent of £11, 7s, 6p paid for the said herein mentioned 53 acres, 3 rods and 10 perches, be the same more or less, the rent payable on the days mentioned in the lease which said lease is contained the usual covenants and clauses between landlord and tenant. The deed and memorial were signed and sealed by Walter Hinds on 2 February 1804 and witnessed by Andrew Bell of Drumheel and William Stephens of Hermitage, County Cavan. It was registered that same day.4
(2nd Son) Estate and LandHis father's 1797 will, which was not probated until 1807, had directed that all his estate, real and personal, according to their respective titles be placed in trust and named George Lanauze Esq. of Kill, County Cavan and his son John Bell of Creevy, County Longford as trustees. Both trustees had died before the will was probated.

He bequeathed £5 to his son John, stating he had already provided for him. His title to the old town and lands of Omard in County Cavan which he had purchased from Christopher Palles Esq., he bequeathed to his second daughter Margaret Bell and third daughter Mary Anne Bell for their respective lives equally, then to their male issue in seniority, failing such to his third son Andrew Bell and his male issue, and failing such to his second son "Robert Bell Booth" and his male issue, the lands subject to a £1,000 debt on the lands due to his son Andrew Bell, and also to £30 yearly to Sarah Bell, alias Bond, the wife of his son Andrew as her jointure according to their marriage settlement for her life and after her death the £30 yearly to John Bell, eldest son of his said son Andrew Bell and his heirs. And in case his son Andrew's son John Bell were to die in minority and without issue, said £30 yearly to his third son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female; the lands also subject to £20 a year to Mary Bell alias Burrowes the testator's wife.

And in case of failure of male issue of his daughters Margaret or Mary Anne Bell, his lands of Omard (provided his son Robert Bell Booth were to die without male issue) to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female, with remainders to his own eight heirs.

He bequeathed his title to the lease and lands of Foxfield to his son Andrew and his heirs, and his title to the lease and lands of Kevit to his son Robert and his heirs. He bequeathed £300 each to his daughters Margaret and Mary Anne as marriage portions, exclusive of his other bequests to them, if they marry with the consent of his executors, and if not, the share of each to the daughter who does marry with consent. He bequeathed the interest on £300 for life to his youngest daughter Frances Bell on the same condition. He left his house and concerns called Cottage to his wife Mary Bell for life, and that part of the lands called Ballyhally and, at her death or marriage, to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs. He also left the furniture of two rooms in his house to his wife Mary. He bequeathed his lands of Rabrackan in County Cavan, during his interest therein, to his nephew Richard Bell subject to 40 shillings yearly there out to his daughter Frances Bell for her life. His will directed that the residue of his estate was to pay his debts and legacies and left his wearing apparel to his nephew Andrew Ginty.

His will appointed his son Andrew Bell as sole executor and residuary legatee, and was witnessed by John Cartles, Robert Burrowes and Philip Boylan.5
(2nd Son) Estate and LandHis brother John's will directed that his estate in Kilnahard, County Cavan, his lands or farm of upper Creevy in County Longford which he held in lease from Thomas Marley Esq. deceased, his lands and farm of Aghaboy, County Cavan which he held under Lord Farnham, the town and lands of Moyleroe, County Westmeath which he held under the Marquis of Buckingham, and his two freehold lands of Creeve being a lease of lives renewable forever, all be put in trust, and named Matthew Crawford Esq. and Reverend James Bond as trustees.

His beloved wife Ann Bell was to receive, for life, the profits from his estate in Kilnahard, his farm in upper Creevy and his farm of Aghaboy. After her death the line of succession was to begin with John's brother, their father's third son, Andrew Bell of Creevy, County Longford Esq. for his life, and then to John's nephew John Bell and his heirs, described in the will as the "now eldest son of his brother Andrew". The remaining succession was to be to the male heirs of his brother Andrew with "his present wife" Sarah Bell as his brother Andrew shall by will direct, with the further instruction that such son of his brother Andrew was to pay to his mother Sarah Bell an annuity of £20 per year for life. If his brother Andrew should die without male issue, then next in line was to be John's brother, their father's second son, Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan and his heirs subject to the payments already mentioned.

His lands of Moyleroe in County Westmeath and Creeve in County Longford he left to his brother Andrew for his life and then to his eldest son John and his heirs, but also to be subject to an annuity of £20 per year to Andrew's wife Sarah for her life. As with the other lands, the remaining succession was to be to the male heirs of his brother Andrew, or with that failing then to his brother Robert and his heirs, subject to the payments mentioned. Later in the will, John stated again that should his brother Robert Bell Booth become possessed in succession, Robert was to pay Sarah, the wife of Andrew, £20 per year for her life.

John's will confirmed that his wife Ann Bell was entitled by their marriage settlement to an annuity of £60 per year for her life charged on his estate of Bellsgrove alias Aghacreevy in County Cavan. Subject to that annuity, his will then devised the lands to his brother Robert Bell Booth and his heirs.

Then outside the trust, John left his title to his lands of Clooneen in County Longford to his wife Ann; £150 to his nieces Alicia Bell and Lettice Bell, the eldest and second daughters of his brother Andrew; his title to the farm of Clonoose in County Cavan which he held by lease from William Welch of Hilltown, County Westmeath, Esq. to his brother Andrew and his assigns forever, subject to Andrew paying the sum of £300 to their brother Robert; his title in Upper and Lower Ballinulty in County Longford to his brother Andrew and James Daly, attorney, son of John Daly of Granard, County Longford, merchant, for their own sole use; his title to his two fields at Cartrons in County Longford which he held under William Felk Grenville, containing about 12 acres, and also the profits accruing to him out of a field in Rathcronan in County Longford which he held under Richard Webb of Lisryan, Esq., and also the profits due to him out of the lands of Coolnagun in County Westmeath which he held by lease from Robert Sproule Esq. to his two nieces Mary Irwin and Margaret Irwin, daughters of John Irwin of Killeshandra, apothecary by his sister Mary Anne Irwin alias Bell, deceased. John directed in his will that the legacies to Mary and Margaret were to be used for their education until age 21 or marriage; and his title to his lands of Derrymacegan and Moneybeg in County Westmeath to his brother-in-law George Kerr of Clareisland, County Westmeath and his heirs.

Additional heirs included James Daly, Hugh Kerr, Simon Griffith, William Stratford, Francis Wise, John Keirnan and Mary Keirnan. To Hugh Kerr of Granard in County Longford, and his assigns forever, he bequeathed back the title to his farm of Bracklin in County Cavan which he held from Hugh Kerr; to Simon Griffith, also of Granard, he gave his title to the two fields of the lands of Cartrons in County Longford now in his possession containing 6 acres, and also his wearing apparel; to William Stratford and Francis Wise, as a token of their faithful service to him, he gave his title to the lands of Rathcronan now in their possession which was held by lease under Edmund Reilly of Ballaghgowla, County Longford; to John Keirnan, his servant, and his wife Mary Keirnan alias Wisal, he bequeathed £50.

The residue of his estate, real and personal, he bequeathed to his beloved wife Ann Bell and her heirs, and added that should counsel advise that his wife shall, after his decease, execute a release of title to her dower which she is entitled to out of his lands, and should she refuse to execute such release, then the bequests left to her shall be void.

John's will appointed his beloved wife Ann Bell and his brother Andrew Bell executors and was witnessed by L. R. Robertson, John Beatty and Richard Webb.

He added a codicil to his will that same day bequeathing all his furniture and concerns, and his carriages and concerns, to his beloved wife Ann Bell, and also her watch and ornaments, stating none of those items shall be subject to any debts.6
(Husband) DeathRobert became a widower when Jane Amelia (Hinds) Bell Booth died before he prepared his will dated 27 January 1825 and very likely before he was enumerated on the 1821 census without her.7
Census Ireland 1821*1821Robert appeared on the census taken in 1821 in Cornamucklagh, County Cavan. He was 55 years of age and a gentleman farmer. Three of his children resided in the household in 1821. Andrew was 21, Jane was 16 and Margaret, 13. Although their parents were not with them, Robert's Baker grandchildren were also there in 1821. John Baker was 8, Robert 7, Ruth 5, Jane 3 and Isaac was 1. Ellen Baker, identified as an aunt, was 40 years of age and there with the children. The household also included five servants.8
Will*27 January 1825Robert prepared his will dated 27 January 1825 in County Cavan, naming his six children and clarifying the order of their births: Mary (Bell Booth) Baker, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth, Jane Amelia (Bell Booth) Carmichael, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia Bell Booth and Margaret Bell Booth. He appointed Andrew Bell of Creevy and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge his trustees, and named his three sons, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth as his executors.

The Registry's copy of Robert's will was prepared without paragraphs and with little punctuation, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban in the County of Cavan, Esquire, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills and testimonies in writing or otherwise. Imploring the Almighty through the merits and blood of Christ my Savior and Redeemer to receive my Soul into the Eternal Bliss and Glory, I direct my remains to be buried in my family burial ground in the Churchyard of Ballimaun in decent and becoming manner, trusting that my beloved sons, my executors, will conduct and commit my body to the earth. And as to such property as I am possessed of, I dispose of as follows:

I do hereby will, devise and bequeath all my real and freehold estates of and in the towns and lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, Corlislea, Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, situate in the county of Cavan, and the lands of Mullaghmeen, situate in Westmeath, unto Andrew Bell of Creevy in the county of Longford and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge in the county of Dublin, Esquire, as trustees, and to the survivors of them, and to the heirs and assigns of such survivors, upon the trusts, and to and for the several uses, interests and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared, for and concerning the same, and to no other use, interest or purpose whatsoever.

And my will is that as to, for and concerning the lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and the lands of Mullaghmeen in trust, to permit and suffer my eldest son Andrew, immediately after my decease, to enter into and have, hold, use and enjoy the same as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the debt of £300 sterling which he and I owe to Robert Parkes, together with the interest thereof, from my decease until paid, and also subject to the chief or ground rents thereof, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons, in seniority of age and priority of birth, and the lives male of such child or children of the said Andrew, lawfully to be begotten of the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent of and approbation of my said trustees as hereinafter mentioned. The elder of such sons to always be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Andrew shall marry with the approbation of my trustees, or the survivors of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife, chargeable on said lands. And should he hereafter have lawful issue more than one, my will is that the said Andrew shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with full power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Andrew shall not have issue male lawfully begotten, or that having issue male and that he or they, or any of them, shall not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and assigns of such survivors, shall permit and suffer my second son, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, in case he should survive the said Andrew or his issue male lawfully to be begotten, to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen, subject however to such jointure for any wife the said Andrew may marry and provision for the younger children or female issue of said Andrew of such marriage, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed on. And also subject to such chief rents as payable thereout. And in case the said Andrew and Richard should both happen to die without lawful issue male, or that having lawful issue male and that he or they should die and not attain the age of 21 years, then upon trust to permit and suffer my youngest son George Thomas Bell Booth and his issue male to have, hold and enjoy said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen as aforesaid. And upon this further trust, that if all my said three sons shall happen to die without issue male, lawfully begotten, in such event the said lands of Bellsgrove and Mullaghmeen to go and descend to the heirs male of the Bell line of my family.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Corlislea, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my second son the Reverend Richard Bell Booth to enter into and upon, and have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Corlislea as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of, and chargeable with, the sum of £1,500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the heirs male of such child or children of said Richard, lawfully to be begotten upon the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees as hereafter mentioned. The elder of such sons and the issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Richard shall marry with the approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on said lands of Corlislea. And should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said Richard shall have the power, and I do hereby invest him with the power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable, and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them. Such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed the sum of £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Richard shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they or any of them shall not attain the age of 21 years then, and in such event or events, my will is that my said trustees shall, or the survivor, or the heirs and assigns of such survivor, may permit and suffer my sons Andrew and George Thomas, jointly if they both live, or the survivor if either should die in the meantime, and the issue male of such survivor, to have, hold and enjoy the lands of Corlislea, subject however first to the said sum of £1,500 sterling herein before and after mentioned and for such jointure for any wife the said Richard may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said Richard, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed upon.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my third son, George Thomas Bell Booth, to enter into and upon and to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the sum of £500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the sons male of such child or children of said George Thomas Bell Booth lawfully to be begotten on the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees, as here after mentioned. The eldest of such sons and their issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said George Thomas shall marry with approbation of my trustees or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize him and them to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on the lands and should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one, or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said George Thomas shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or child not to exceed the sum of £1,500. And in case the said George Thomas shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they shall die and not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor shall permit and suffer my sons Andrew and Richard jointly, should they both live, or the survivor, and should either die in the lifetime of said George and the issue male of such survivor to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, subject however first to the said sum of £500 herein and after mentioned, and such jointure for any wife the said George Thomas may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said George Thomas, should there be any, as shall on such marriage be agreed upon. And also subject to the head rent payable out of said lands of Kevit.

And it is my will and desire, and I do empower each of my three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, respectively, when in possession of the premises to make leases and grant all or any part of the premises they are respectively entitled to under this my will for any term not exceeding one life or 31 years when in possession not in reversion without fraud or fine, and at the best improved yearly rent that can be had for same from solvent tenants, and so as every such lease contains covenants against waste and that the tenant do execute a counterpart thereof.

I have herein before mentioned the sum of £1,500 as charged on the lands of Corlislea and the sum of £500 as a charge on Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit. I do now declare and my will is that said respective sums do stand charged on said lands, respectively, and be payable with interest from my death as aforesaid, and that said sums together with the sum of £2,000 sterling shall be equally divided by my trustees between my two daughters, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth, so that the fortune or portion of each shall be £1,000 with interest payable to each on their respective marriages. I do however declare it is my will that in the meantime they, or either of them, shall only receive the interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum by half-yearly payments on the first of every six months after my decease, and in case either or both of my said daughters should happen to die before marriage, or be married without the consent and approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, or the heirs or assigns of such survivor, and also the consent and approbation of the said Reverend Richard Bell Booth then, and either of those events so happening, the fortune or portion and all arrears of interest thereon of such, or either or both so remaining unmarried, or offending by marriage against the consent and approbation aforesaid, shall go to, and be ratably divided by my said trustees, and go between my said three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, or the survivors or survivor of them, and share and share alike. And such of my daughters so offending herein shall only have and receive a sum of £50 sterling instead of £1,000 as aforesaid.

Robert Baker is indebted to me by bond and warrant in the sum of £96 or thereabouts together with interest, and the same is secured by a deed between him and James Smyth of Cavan, Esquire, whereby an insurance is to be kept up that on the death of said Robert Baker said debt with his other debts will be paid. I bequeath said debt and all advantage therefrom to Mary, second daughter of said Robert Baker.

I order and direct, and I do hereby will and bequeath, the furniture of and belonging to two of my best chambers be reserved and handed over to my daughters, Letitia and Margaret, and it is my wish they should reside with my son George after closing their education and until their marriage, respectively, on an understanding to make some renumeration.

I do hereby devise and bequeath the remainder of my household furniture at Drumcarban and the farming utensils or implements of husbandry to my son George Thomas Bell Booth.

I do hereby order and direct that my executors shall, with all convenient speed after my decease, ascertain and collect as well, the debts due to me as those due by me. And for that purpose, immediately after my decease, to sell, dispose of or value my goods, chattels and personal property not herein before bequeathed or disposed of and, after payment of my debts, funeral expenses and £5 each to Jane McCabe and James Quin, should they be in my service at my decease, that the residue of such personal property and all other property not herein disposed of, be equally divided, share and share alike, between by beloved, dutiful and much respected children, Mary, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew, Richard, George Thomas, Jane Amelia, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth and that same be paid them each, respectively, notwithstanding their coverture.

I do now nominate, constitute and appoint my sons Andrew, Richard and George Thomas Bell Booth executors of this my last will and testament and with the affection of a fond parent, I consign them to act in all things under this my will and more especially in forming any connection by marriage by, with, and under the consent and approbation of my good and faith worthy trustees who are uncles to each of them, respectively.

There is a bond debt due to me by Arthur Moneypenny, Esquire, amounting to £50 with interest. I hereby bequeath this sum to Mr. Moneypenny and I direct my executors to acquit and release the last-mentioned debt.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and seal this 27th day of January 1825.                    Signed… Robert B. Booth


The will was signed in the presence of three witnesses, William Carmichael, William Harris and Andrew Carmichael.

A copy transcribed from a copy of the original Will and Testament of Robert Bell Booth, Esquire, was taken by the Reverend Richard Bell Booth and compared in the presence of Andrew Bell Booth of Creevy who found it to be correct, signing his name as Andrew B. Booth, in agreement, on 31 December 1830 at Drumcarban.7
Relationship Note*1825In his 1825 will, Robert identified Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge as an uncle of Robert's children which, if a literal description, would mean Mark was the husband of a sister of either Robert or his deceased wife, Jane Amelia Hinds, the mother of his children. We've not yet been able to determine the source of Mark's actual relationship to the family.7
Death*20 December 1830He died on 20 December 1830 at Drumcarban, County Cavan, in the 72nd year of his age.9,10,7,11
Probate*10 January 1832His will was proved and his estate opened for probate on 10 January 1832 in the Prerogative Court. It appears from the probate notes, that the directives in his will were faithfully executed and, among other bequests, his lands were inherited by his sons. His eldest son, Andrew Bell Booth, received the lands of Bellsgrove in County Cavan and Mullaghmeen in County Westmeath. Robert's second son, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, received the lands of Corlislea in County Cavan, and his third son, George Thomas Bell Booth, inherited the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, all in County Cavan.9,12
Land Records13 October 1837His son Andrew's inherited lands of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, were appraised on 13 October 1837 and appeared in the 1837 Valuation Field Office Books. They contained 306 acres, 3 roods, 23 perches, and the owner was listed as "Andrew Bell". The valuations were £258.1s.2d on the land, and £24 on the house and offices.13
Land Records20 November 1838His son Andrew's inherited lands of Mullaghmeen, County Cavan, were appraised on 20 November 1838 and appeared in the 1837 Valuation Field Office Books, without listing the owner's name. The townland contained 114 acres, 3 roods, 31 perches, and the valuation was £75.18s.3d on the land with the notation that there were no houses in the townland worth £5 a year. We note also that the townland was no longer in County Westmeath.14
Land Records14 September 1837His son Richard's inherited lands of Corlislea, County Cavan, were appraised on 14 September 1837 and appeared in the 1837 Valuation Field Office Books, without listing the owner's name. They contained 155 acres, 1 rood, 13 perches, and the valuation was £100.7s.1d on the land, with the notation that there were no houses in the townland worth £5 a year.15
Land Records*12 December 1837His son George Thomas's inherited lands of Drumcarban, County Cavan, were appraised on 12 December 1837 and appeared in the 1837 Valuation Field Office Books. They contained 358 acres, 1 rood, 4 perches, and the owner was listed as "Booth Bell". The valuations were £188.13s.10d on the land, and £24 on the house and offices.16

Family

Jane Amelia Hinds
Children1.Mary Bell Booth+1 b. 29 Apr 1793
2.Andrew Bell Booth+1 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
3.Reverend Richard Bell Booth1 b. 1798, d. 15 May 1866
4.George Thomas Bell Booth+1 b. 30 Sep 1800, d. 22 Jun 1845
5.Jane Amelia Bell Booth+1 b. 5 Jul 1803
6.Letitia Bell Booth1 b. 11 May 1805, d. 10 Jun 1837
7.Margaret Bell Booth1 b. 1808

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Richard Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S763] Linda (Bell-Booth) Petrenko, "Bell-Booth Family Information," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, various dates, email dated 29 Aug 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Bell-Booth Family Information."
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1804; Film# 545032, Volume 562, pages 112-113, Deed# 373294, image# 64. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  5. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  6. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland.
  7. [S2113] Ireland Public Record Office, Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Testamentary documents include wills and administrations or copies thereof, inventories, litigation, and other papers related to probates. Most of these were collected after the 1922 destruction of virtually all original probate records housed in the Public Record Office, Dublin: Film# 581932, DGS# 8095383, T.12968, images 875-886, 1825 will of Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan; on 137 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin.
  8. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Robert Bell Booth, 1821, townland of Cornamucklagh, parish of Kilmore, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  9. [S2112] Irish Will Register, 1828-1832. Microfilm of original records at the Public Record Office, Dublin: 1832; Film# 597167, DGS# 8087793, Volume 7, pages 39-40, images 43-44, Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, probate notes; on 4 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Irish Will Register, 1828-1832.
  10. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Belfast Commercial Chronicle, 3 January 1831, death of Robert Bell Booth, Esq. on 20 December 1830 at his residence, Drumcarban, County Cavan, in the 72nd year of his age. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  11. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey, noting his death on 23 December 1830, which was likely his burial date.
  12. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree.
  13. [S2119] Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, townland of Bellsgrove, Ballymachugh Parish, Barony of Clanmahon, County Cavan, Ireland, dated 13 October 1837, 306 acres, 3 roods, 23 perches, "Andrew Bell", £258.1s.2d on the land and £14 on the house and offices. Hereinafter cited as Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books.
  14. [S2119] Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books, online at www.findmypast.com, townland of Mullaghmeen, Drumlane Parish, Barony of Loughtee Lower, County Cavan, Ireland, dated 20 November 1838, 114 acres, 3 roods, 31 perches, owner not identified, £75.18s.3d on the land and the notation that there were no houses in the townland worth £5 a year.
  15. [S2119] Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books, online at www.findmypast.com, townland of Corlislea, Crosserlough Parish, Barony of Clanmahon, County Cavan, Ireland, dated 14 September 1837, 155 acres, 1 rood, 13 perches, owner not identified, £100.7s.1d on the land and the notation that there were no houses on the land worth £5 a year.
  16. [S2119] Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books, online at www.findmypast.com, townland of Drumcarban, Kilmore Parish, County Cavan, Ireland, dated 12 December 1837, 358 acres, 1 rood, 4 perches, "Booth Bell", £188.13s.10d on the land and £24 on the house and offices.

Robert Victor Bell Booth1

Relationships5th great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 3 times removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Frederick Thomas Bell Booth1 b. 1841, d. 1921
Mother*Kate Sankey1 b. 1859, d. 1938
Birth*Robert Victor Bell Booth was born in New Zealand.1

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Son Bell Booth1

Relationships4th great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 2 times removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell Booth1 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
Mother*Charlotte Bell1 b. c 1803
Birth*Son Bell Booth was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Ralph Bell Clarke1

b. 1794, d. December 1829
Relationships3rd great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Richard Bell1
Mother*Martha Clarke1
Birth*1794Ralph Bell was born about 1794 at Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland.2
(Grandson 1) Estate and LandThe will of his grandfather, Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, began with his directive to be interred in the Churchyard of Kilmore. He then directed that his estate, which he described as his substance and chattel, real and personal, shall be put in trust and named John Bell of Creevy, Andrew Bell and Richard Bell as trustees. His will identified the contents of the trust to be as follows: His title to the towns and lands of Cornadowagh in County Longford, Drumheel, Drumhart, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Killycreeny, Urney, Cornaseer, Aghaconny with the mill thereon, the part of Croaghan called "Shrainacoshi", "Brockahusna", and the oak wood called Shanna Wood all in County Cavan in trust.

He directed that his daughter Martha Bell alias Clarke be permitted to hold an equal half of said lands for her life with power should she die without male or female issue to charge same with £600 by deed or will, but should she leave issue to devise sesame to said issue as she thinks proper, failing said issue, same to his grandson Ralph Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his grandson Richard Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell and her male issue, failing such to my daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell alias Clarke to be disbursed of by her will as she thinks proper. Ralph devised the other half of his said lands to his daughter Catherine Bell alias Clarke for her life and at her decease to her issue as she thinks proper by deed or will, and should she leave no issue, then to her and her heirs as she shall devise.

In case of the death of his daughter Martha without issue as aforesaid, and she die before his grandson Ralph Bell was 21, his trustees were directed to receive the profits thereof for his use until he was 21.

He stated his desire that said Ralph Bell, or any other heirs of said lands, shall take the surname of Clarke.

He bequeathed £500 to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be invested for her use. He gave £570 remainder of the partition with his daughter to his son-in-law Richard Bell. To his sister Catherine Stephens alias Clarke he gave £20, and to his natural daughter Ann Rutledge, wife to Charles Rutledge of Belturbet, he bequeathed £10 a year for her life payable to her by his two daughters equally.

He directed that is devises or legatees who shall succeed to his estate were to keep his hounds for hunting and support them out of his property or to forfeit their legacy.

Ralph's will appointed his nephew John Bell and his sons-in-law Andrew Bell and Richard Bell trustees and named his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be residuary legatee. The will was witnessed by Peter Clarke, Charles Fitzpatrick and Tim Condly.1
Name Variation Ralph added CLARKE to his surname, becoming Ralph BELL CLARKE, when he inherited the estate of his grandfather, Ralph Clarke of Drumheel.1
Census Ireland 1821*Ralph Bell Clarke appeared as Head of Household on the 1821 census taken at Drumheel, County Cavan. He was 27 years of age and his occupation was farmer. His siblings resided with him at Drumheel. The Reverend Robert, a Curate, was 30, Richard was 25 and enumerated as a lodger and Andrew was 23 and also enumerated as a lodger. Ralph's sister Mary Anne and her husband George Burrows also lived at Drumheel as lodgers.2
(Nephew) Deed Memorial25 March 1824Ralph, identified as Ralph Bell Clarke, was named as a beneficiary in an indented deed of annuity dated 25 March 1824 made between his uncle Andrew Bell of Drumheel and his double cousin (2nd and 4th) Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan.3
(Witness to Agreement) Deed Memorial20 January 1825Ralph was described as of Drumheel, in the county of Cavan, Esq., when he witnessed a memorial of an indented deed of mortgage dated 20 January 1825 made between Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the first part, Jane Hinds of Corrakane, widow, of the second part and his uncle Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. of the third part.4
(Witness to Deed) Deed Memorial4 February 1828Ralph witnessed a second memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated 4 February 1828 made between Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part, and Andrew Bell of Drumheel, in the county of Cavan Esq. of the other part. Whereby Walter Thomas Hinds in consideration of the sum of £2,300 paid as therein mentioned did grant bargain, sell, release and confirm unto Andrew Bell and his heirs all that and those the town and lands of Kilmainham situate, lying and being in the barony of Clanmahon in the county of Cavan, together with all lands and houses, barns, stables, coach houses, dove houses and yards, cellars, vaults, aeries, benefit and advantage of other ancient and other rights, ways, paths, passages, gardens, orchards, ponds, waters, land covered with water, water courses, lumber and other trees, woods, lumber woods and the ground and all thereof. Mines, quarries, bogs, mosses rights, and privileges, advantages of common feeding of foliage of every kind and all other rights, privileges, appendages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lands, tenements and premises belong in or in anywise appertain, too have and to hold unto Andrew Bell, his heirs and assigns forever. The deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by Ralph Bell Clarke and Richard Bell on 05 February 1828. It was registered on 19 February 1828.5
(Witness to Agreement) Deed Memorial4 February 1828Ralph resided at Drumheel when he witnessed another memorial of an indented deed dated 4 February 1828 made between his uncle Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan Esq. of the first part, Michael Babington of Loch Gowna in the county of Cavan Esq. of the second part, and Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the third part. After reciting that by a deed dated 25 March 1824, Walter Thomas Hinds did grant unto Andrew Bell for three lives therein and received an annuity of £60 payable out of the lands therein and hereinafter mentioned and for the better securing the said Walter T. Hinds did grant unto Michael Babington, his executors, administrators and assigns, the lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard for five hundred years upon the trusts therein mentioned, and also reciting that by a deed dated 20 January 1825, Walter Thomas Hinds granted in mortgage to Andrew Bell the lands and premises aforesaid, and after reciting several other matters he, Andrew Bell, by the deed of which this is a memorial, for the considerations therein mentioned did release Walter Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns, and the several lands and premises, of and from the payment of the annuity. And he, Michael Babington, did thereby, by the direction of Andrew Bell, grant unto Walter Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns, all that and those the said lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard, situate in the county of Cavan for the residue of the term of 500 years, and Walter Thomas Hinds did thereby also, for the consideration therein, grant, bargain, sell, release and quit claim unto Walter Thomas Hinds and his heirs all that and those the said town and lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard being part of the premises so conveyed to Andrew Bell by the said recited deed of mortgage. To hold to the said Walter Thomas Hinds, his heirs and assigns forever, discharged from mortgage. The deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by Andrew's brother and nephew Richard Bell and Ralph Bell Clarke on 05 February 1828, and registered on 19 February 1828.6
Death*December 1829Ralph Bell Clarke of Drumheel, County Cavan, died in December 1829. His age was recorded as 46, although he was likely only about 357,2
Burial* and was buried in the Church Graveyard, Ballintemple, County Cavan.7

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Ralph Bell Clark, 1821, townland of Drumheel, parish of Kilmore, in the county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1824; Film number 467284; Volume 790; Pages 192-193; Deed number 534128. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1825; Film number 467293; Volume 799; Page 133; Deed number 539468.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1828; Film number 468429; Volume 832; page ID 262; Deed number 559397.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1828; Film number 468429; Volume 832; page ID 261; Deed number 559396.
  7. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from Burial entries in the Ballintemple Church records prepared by County Cavan researcher William Graham for Marguerite Clayton and dated 28 Sep 1993. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Abigail Bell1

Marriage*1770She married George Frost, son of Joseph Frost Esq. and Margaret Colton, in 1770.1

Family

George Frost b. 24 Nov 1750, d. 1808

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Abraham Bell1

Father*George Bell1 b. 1757, d. 1813
Mother*Mary Hines1 b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Birth*Abraham Bell was born in County Cavan, Ireland,1
Death* and died a bachelor in the U.S. Virgin Islands.1

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

Abraham Bell1

b. 1829
Father*James Bell1 b. 1798
Mother*Susan ______1 b. 1799
Birth*1829Abraham Bell was born about 1829 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18416 June 1841Abraham appeared on the census taken on 6 June 1841 in the household of his parents in Gorteen, County Cavan. He was 12 years old, could read, and worked as a labourer.1

Citations

  1. [S1647] Ireland Census 1841, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of James and Susan Bell, Gorteen, Killeshandra Parish, Barony of Tullyhunco, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census 1841.

Alexander Charlton Bell1,2

b. circa 1806, d. 18 April 1835
Father*George Bell Esq.1 b. c 1762, d. 11 Feb 1827
Mother*Catherine Nugent1 b. c 1768, d. 11 Sep 1824
Birth*circa 1806Alexander Charlton Bell was born circa 1806 in County Fermanagh, Ireland.1
Death*18 April 1835He died on 18 April 1835 at the home of his sister and brother-in-law Martha and John Finlay in Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland. His death was reported in both Enniskillen newspapers on 23 April. Their combined accounts noted that Alexander Charlton Bell, a surgeon in the Royal Navy, aged 28 years and the youngest son of the late George Bell Esq. of Bellevue, died on Saturday, the 18th of April at the house of his beloved friend and brother-in-law John Finlay Esq. of Belturbet. His remains passed through Enniskillen on Tuesday for interment in the family place of sepulture at Rossorry, followed by a large concourse of the respectability of this neighborhood.1
Burial*21 April 1835He was buried on 21 April 1835 in Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. His parish burial record included that he was formerly of Bellevue, late assistant surgeon in the Royal Navy and aged 28.2

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.
  2. [S766] Séamas MacAnnaidh, "Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen", This work is a combination of the reading and transcribing of gravestones, newspaper notices and microfilm. The gravestones were in the Old Rossorry Graveyard in Enniskillen and his graveyard project was unfinished at the time of his writing. Most of the newspaper notices were found in the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet, although some were also from the Enniskillen Impartial Reporter. Those he included were described simply as "relevant" to the families or individuals mentioned on the gravestones. The microfilm he used was (MIC 1/22) Church of Ireland burial register found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen (County Fermanagh, Ireland), online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/cemeteries/…, downloaded on downloaded 4 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen.

Alicia Bell1

Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Sarah Bond1
(Niece BELL) Estate and LandThe will of their uncle John Bell of Creevy, dated 08 December 1806, bequeathed £150 to each of his nieces Alicia Bell and Lettice Bell, described as the eldest and 2nd daughters of his brother Andrew.2

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Andrew Bell1

RelationshipsGrandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 2 times removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*John Bell1 d. c 1721
Mother*Anne Hinds1
Residence*He lived in Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland,2
Name Variation and was often identified as Andrew Bell of Ardleny.1
Marriage*He married Lettice ______.1,3
(Groom's Father) Marriage Settlement2 June 1752A memorial of certain articles of marriage dated 2 June 1752 was made between Andrew Bell of Aghacreevy, County Cavan, and Andrew Bell, his son and heir apparent, of the one part and Ann Clarke of Putiaghan, spinster, of the other part and Walter Hinds of Corrakane of the third part, all in the county of Cavan concerning a marriage to be had between Andrew Bell, the son of Andrew, and Ann Clarke. In consideration of £177, 16 shillings and 3 pence secured to be paid by Walter Hinds, Andrew Bell the father assigned and made over unto Andrew Bell his son all his right, title and interest in and to the lands of Aghacreevy, he paying unto his father during his life and also during the life of his mother Lettice £14 yearly to commence from the first day of May next. Then Andrew, the father, for the considerations mentioned, assigned and made over to Andrew, his son, all his right, title and interest in and to the lands of Ballyheelan and after his death to the male heirs of Andrew lawfully begotten on the body of Ann. And it was thereby agreed that in case Ann should survive Andrew, she should enjoy one third full parts of all lands and chattels as a jointure, and in case that Andrew the son should not have any male issue, then the lands of Aghacreevy should be left to Robert Bell, the father Andrew's son, and Robert's male issue. And in case Robert should not have any male issue, then to the female issue of Andrew Bell, the son. The agreement also gave Andrew, the son, the power to settle a proper provision for his female issue. Witnesses to the document included Thomas Hinds, Samuel Stephens, Walter Bell and Samuel Donaldson, all members of the Hinds-Clarke-Bell extended family. The memorial deed was registered on 31 March 1756.4
Will*1 August 1755He wrote his will dated 1 August 1755 in Ardleny, County Cavan,2,3
Death* and died within a few months.3
Probate*13 March 1756Probate was granted on his estate on 13 March 1756 to Robert Bell, the son and one of the executors named in Andrew's will, saving the right of Lettice Bell, Samuel Donaldson, Reverend Michael Neligan and Alexander Delanouze, the other executors.3
Estate* Andrew's will confirmed that his wife Lettice Bell was to receive £14 yearly for life out of the lands of Aghacreevy as reserved to her by their marriage settlement upon the marriage of his son Andrew Bell. He bequeathed his son Andrew 5 shillings, having already settled on him the lands of Aghacreevy. His son Robert Bell was to receive his title and the lease of Ardleny when he came of age, and his daughter Ann was to receive £100, provided she marry into a good protestant family. His granddaughters, Lettice Donaldson, Lettice Hinds and Lettice Ginty were each to receive £10 to be raised out of the lands of Lavagh upon their marriages, and in case any of the granddaughters should die unmarried, their legacies were to revert to their respective mothers.

Andrew's will then reviewed the line of succession, stating that if his son Andrew were to die without male issue, then the estate settled on him was to revert to the testator's son Robert Bell and his male issue. Failing such, his interest in Aghacreevy was to revert to the male issue of his eldest daughter and so on to the male issue of his youngest daughter successively. If his son Robert Bell were to die without male or female issue, the profits of Ardleny and Lavagh were to return in the same kind to his other five daughters and their heirs. (None of his children, other than Andrew and Robert, were named.)

He appointed his loving son Robert Bell, his wife Lettice Bell, his son-in-law Samuel Donaldson, Reverend Michael Neligan and Alexander Delanouze executors, and stated his desire that his son Robert might be directed by his other executors, and that he was not to marry without their consent. He further directed that the legacies charged on the lands of Lavagh were to be paid out of profits thereof, and further profits were to then return to his son Robert and his issue.

The will was witnessed by his son-in-law John Ginty, John Wilson and George Finley.3

Citations

  1. [S763] Linda (Bell-Booth) Petrenko, "Bell-Booth Family Information," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, various dates, email dated 29 Aug 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Bell-Booth Family Information."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1756; Film number 461377; Volume 180; Pages 391-392; Deed number 121034. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Andrew Bell1

RelationshipsGreat-grandson of John Hinds
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Lettice ______1
Land Records*8 August 1749Andrew Bell obtained a renewable lease for the three lives of Bernard Parr, his uncle John Bell and himself Andrew Bell, on the town and lands of Bellsgrove, Aghacreevy, County Cavan, Ireland, on 8 August 1749 from John Maxwell who became Lord Farnham. One part of the property contained 70 acres including bog land, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops, and pasture land. The other part or half of the lands contained 70 like acres.2
Residence*He resided at Aghacreevy, County Cavan,3
Name Variation and was often identified as Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove.3
Marriage Settlement*2 June 1752A memorial of certain articles of marriage dated 2 June 1752 was made between Andrew Bell of Aghacreevy, County Cavan, gentleman and Andrew Bell, his son and heir apparent, of the one part, Ann Clarke of Putiaghan, spinster, of the other part and Walter Hinds of Corrakane of the third part, all in the county of Cavan concerning a marriage to be had between Andrew Bell, the son of Andrew, and Ann Clarke. In consideration of £177, 16 shillings and 3 pence secured to be paid by Walter Hinds, Andrew Bell the father assigned and made over unto Andrew Bell his son all his right, title and interest in and to the lands of Aghacreevy, he paying unto his father during his life and also during the life of his mother Lettice £14 yearly to commence from the first day of May next. Then Andrew, the father, for the considerations mentioned, assigned and made over to Andrew, his son, all his right, title and interest in and to the lands of Ballyheelan and after his death to the male heirs of Andrew lawfully begotten on the body of Ann. And it was thereby agreed that in case Ann should survive Andrew, she should enjoy one third full parts of all lands and chattels as a jointure, and in case that Andrew the son should not have any male issue, then the lands of Aghacreevy should be left to Robert Bell, the father Andrew's son, and Robert's male issue. And in case Robert should not have any male issue, then to the female issue of Andrew Bell, the son. The agreement also gave Andrew, the son, the power to settle a proper provision for his female issue. Witnesses to the document included Thomas Hinds, Samuel Stephens, Walter Bell and Samuel Donaldson, all members of the Hinds-Clarke-Bell extended family. The memorial deed was registered on 31 March 1756.4
Marriage*June 1752He married first Ann Clarke, daughter of Ralph Clarke and Anne Hinds, in June 1752.3,1
Relationship Note*The suspected family relationship between Andrew Bell of Aghacreevy in County Cavan and Walter Bell of Gortadrate in County Fermanagh has not yet been identified. Walter was a witness to Andrew's marriage settlement agreement in 1752.4
(Husband) DeathAndrew became a widower when Ann (Clarke) Bell died soon after the birth of the couple's son.5
(Eldest Son) EstateHis father's will confirmed that his wife Lettice Bell was to receive £14 yearly for life out of the lands of Aghacreevy as reserved to her by their marriage settlement upon the marriage of his son Andrew Bell. He bequeathed his son Andrew 5 shillings, having already settled on him the lands of Aghacreevy. His son Robert Bell was to receive his title and the lease of Ardleny when he came of age and his daughter Ann was to receive £100, provided she marry into a good protestant family. His granddaughters, Lettice Donaldson, Lettice Hinds and Lettice Ginty were each to receive £10 to be raised out of the lands of Lavagh upon their marriages, and in case any of the granddaughters should die unmarried, their legacies were to revert to their respective mothers.

Andrew's will then reviewed the line of succession, stating that if his son Andrew were to die without male issue, then the estate settled on him was to revert to the testator's son Robert Bell and his male issue. Failing such, his interest in Aghacreevy was to revert to the male issue of his eldest daughter and so on to the male issue of his youngest daughter successively. If his son Robert Bell were to die without male or female issue, the profits of Ardleny and Lavagh were to return in the same kind to his other five daughters and their heirs. (None of his children, other than Andrew and Robert, were named.)

He appointed his loving son Robert Bell, his wife Lettice Bell, his son-in-law Samuel Donaldson, Reverend Michael Neligan and Alexander Delanouze executors, and stated his desire that his son Robert might be directed by his other executors, and that he was not to marry without their consent. He further directed that the legacies charged on the lands of Lavagh were to be paid out of profits thereof, and further profits were to then return to his son Robert and his issue.

The will was witnessed by his son-in-law John Ginty, John Wilson and George Finley.6
Marriage*He married second Mary Booth, daughter of ______ Booth.1
(Husband) Death10 November 1774Andrew became a widower for the second time when Mary Booth died on 10 November 1774.3
(Brother-in-Law) Will4 January 1776Richard Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, wrote his will on 4 January 1776 stating that his nephew Robert, son of Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove in County Cavan, was to inherit all of his estate providing he took the name of Booth, and not otherwise. Witnesses were Andrew Bell and Robert Bell of Ardleny, in County Cavan.7
(Brother-in-Law 2) Will4 January 1776George Booth wrote his will about 4 January 1776 and named his nephew Richard Bell, son of his sister Frances and Robert Bell as first in line to inherit his lands of Drumshinny, County Cavan, Ireland. Named as second in the line of succession to the lands was his nephew Andrew Bell, son of his sister Mary and Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove.8
(Brother-in-Law) Marriage Settlement25 September 1777A memorial of an indented articles of marriage dated 25 September 1777 was made between George Nicolls the elder of Losset, County Cavan Esq., George Nicolls the younger of Rabrackan, County Cavan, eldest son and heir apparent of George Nicolls the elder and Frances Nicolls otherwise Booth, wife of George Nicolls the younger of the first part, Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove in the county of Cavan Esq. and Robert Booth of Drumcarban in the county of Cavan gentleman of the second part, and Thomas Hinds of Bruce Hall, County Cavan Esq. and Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, County Cavan gentleman of the third part. Setting forth that a marriage had been had solemnized between George Nicolls the younger and Frances Nichols otherwise Booth his wife, and also that Frances was entitled to £200 bequeathed her in and by the last will and testament of her brother Richard Booth late of Drumcarban, County Cavan, gentleman deceased chargeable upon all the real and personal estate and fortune whereof the said Richard Booth died seized or possessed of, together with the lawful interest of the legacy until paid off and discharged. And also setting forth that Frances Nicholls was entitled to a jointure of £20 a year chargeable on the lands of Ardleny, in the county of Cavan, the estate of Robert Bell her late husband, and a sum of £100, and that an arrears of jointure was now due to Frances Nicolls and is in the hands of her late husband's brother Andrew Bell. And setting forth that her nephew Robert Booth had agree to pay and secure the sum of £100 to George Nicolls the younger as an addition to the proportion of Frances, his wife, making, in the whole, the sum of £400. And also setting forth that in consideration of the marriage it was agreed by and between all the parties that the sum of £400 should, in one month after the perfection of the deed, be paid into the hands of George Nicolls the younger by Andrew Bell and Robert Booth to be disposed of at his discretion and in such manner as he should think proper, and George Nicolls the elder and George Nicolls the younger in consideration of the sum of £400 paid or secured to be paid to the younger George Nicolls and of his wife's jointure of £20 a year and in order to secure a provision and maintenance for his wife Frances Nicolls and the male and female issue of their marriage he, the elder George Nicolls, did grant, bargain, sell, alien, promise, release and confirm the several towns and lands of Upper and Lower Aughaknock and Losset and Coolbane situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan and also the lands of Gubduff situate, lying and being in the county of Monaghan to Thomas Hinds and Ralph Clarke, parties to the deed, in trust, to pay unto Frances Nicolls the sum of £100 sterling in case she survives her husband George Nicolls to be issuing and payable out of the towns and lands of Upper and Lower Aughaknock and Losset and Coolbane and Gubduff situate in the counties of Cavan and Monaghan, to be paid to Thomas Hinds and Ralph Clarke, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and administrators of such survivor by equal payments every first of May and first of November every year during the life of George Nicolls the elder, and from and immediately after the death of George Nicolls the elder, to Thomas Hinds and Ralph Clarke in trust to permit George Nicolls the younger and his assigns, from and after the death of George Nicolls the elder, for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste, to hold the said lands and premises and after the determination of that estate in further trust to Thomas Hinds and Ralph Clarke to permit Frances to receive the sum of £50 a year to be issuing and payable out of the said lands and premises for and during the term of her natural life in lieu and bar and satisfaction of her dower and rights at common law which she can claim out of any of the said lands, tenements or hereditaments of her husband, George Nicolls. And in further trust that after the decease of the second George Nicolls and Frances, his wife, then to the use of the lawful issue of George Nicolls and Frances, his wife. The memorial deed was witnessed and recorded on 19 November 1782.9
Marriage*He married third Mary Burrowes.10,11
Court Action*9 April 1779A serious disagreement between Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove and his eldest son John Bell of Creevy, who was encouraged by his wife Ann Bell and father-in-law James Grier, developed into a legal dispute in 1774 and ended up in the Court of Exchequer in Dublin. The plaintiff's Chancery Bill was filed on 9 April 1779. At the end of the court document a note was written which stated: "N.B. The Bill is very long, being 15 feet, took me nearly two hours to read it -- clauses repeated over and over again.-- P.C." What follows is a transcribed version of our understanding of the Chancery Bill:

Plaintiff Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, Esq. showed:

     That he, plaintiff, being in and before 1774 was seized of an estate of one part of the town and lands of Bellsgrove alias Aghacreevy, County Cavan containing 70 acres including bog land, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops, and pasture land, and also another part or half of said lands containing 70 like acres by virtue of lease made to plaintiff by John Maxwell Esq., since Lord Farnham, dated 08 August 1749 for lives of Bernard Parr, his brother John Bell and the plaintiff Andrew Bell, and the survivor of them, at £20, 10 shillings yearly rent; and being also seized in and before 1774 as of fee simple the lands of Kilnahard, County Cavan containing 18 acres.

     That a discussion of marriage was begun between John Bell, then of Bellsgrove, the plaintiff's eldest son, with Anne Grier, elder daughter of James Grier of Creevy, County Longford, gentleman, wherefrom a marriage agreement was to be made between the plaintiff and his son and James Grier and his daughter.

     That James Grier was reputed in County Longford, where he lived, to be a man of good landed and real property and also possessed of a personal fortune of a considerable amount and, having but two daughters and no sons, the daughters of said James Grier were reputed to be entitled to a considerable fortune each, which induced the plaintiff, Andrew Bell, to agree to the marriage between his son John and Anne Grier.

     That pending said treaty of marriage, James Grier offered to give John Bell part of the portion he intended for his daughter Anne within 10 days after the marriage took effect, viz: £1,000 and to support and maintain John and Anne after the marriage in his own house at Creevy, and during such time as John and Anne should live and reside with James at Creevy, in as much as James was an infirm old man and not fit to attend to the care and labour of managing his family affairs, that John should manage them.

     That plaintiff, from his paternal love and affection for his son John and in order to advance him early in life, he (John) being at the time of the marriage only 18 years of age, agreed to settle said lands of Bellsgrove and Kilnahard on John and his male heirs, subject to a jointure for Anne and a provision for younger children of the marriage, with remainder over to the plaintiff and his heirs.

     That Plaintiff also agreed to give Jon an annuity of £100 for his support until 01 May 1778.

     That in 1774 when the said treaty of marriage was depending, plaintiff was then married to Mary Bell alias Booth, his wife, the stepmother to said John, and plaintiff remembered having often mentioned to Mary, his then wife, that he intended by will or otherwise to leave Kilnahard to her for her life should she survive the plaintiff.

     That plaintiff, after he had entered into the discussions with James Grier, having considered over the promise he had made to his wife Mary of leaving Kilnahard to her for life, did not therefore think it right, proper or prudent to settle Kilnahard on John during Mary's lifetime.

     That plaintiff communicated to James Grier the difficulty he was under in regard to settling Kilnahard on his son John and absolutely told James Grier and John Bell he would not settle Kilnahard on John until after the death of his wife Mary.

     That when plaintiff informed James Grier and John Bell of said reason, they declared the reason was very proper and sufficient and were satisfied with the written agreement that John should have Kilnahard after the death of plaintiff's wife Mary.

     That in order to carry out this agreement, plaintiff executed a bond to James Grier and John Bell for £413 being the purchase money paid by the plaintiff for Kilnahard on the condition that said James and John should have possession of Kilnahard after the death of Mary, viz: that part of Kilnahard called Heney's part.

     That under the aforesaid covenant and before the marriage of John and Anne, articles of marriage were executed dated 14 April 1774 between said James Grier of Creevy, County Longford, gentleman of the first part, plaintiff Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove, County Cavan and said John, his eldest son, of the second part and said Anne Grier, elder daughter of James of the third part, reciting said marriage to take place between John and Anne and her marriage portion of £1,000 to be paid by James to John whereby in consideration of same, plaintiff did agree to give to John his son the town and lands of Bellsgrove alias Aghacreevy, County Cavan as from 01 May 1778, that being in four years time, during which period plaintiff would pay John £100 per year for his support, said lands then to enure to John and his male heirs, chargeable with a jointure of £60 a year for Anne with remainder over to plaintiff and his heirs.

     That plaintiff did also execute a bond dated 14 April 1774 whereby plaintiff bound himself in the amount of £413 to James Grier and John Bell, the condition being that after the death of plaintiff's wife Mary Bell alias Booth, John Bell should enjoy that part of Kilnahard called Heney's part situate in County Cavan and containing about 18 acres.

     That for the aforesaid promise of plaintiff to his wife Mary, and for no other reason, was it that Kilnahard was not inserted in the marriage articles.

     That in a very short time after the perfection of the marriage articles the marriage took place.

     That plaintiff relied upon James Grier's promise to pay John Bell said £1,000 in 10 days after the marriage in as much as James Grier's property from his situation in life, having no other children but Anne and another daughter, that John would in the future receive a considerable fortune exceeding said £1,000 from Grier, and that was the reason which induced plaintiff to make the aforesaid settlement on John.

     That notwithstanding said marriage articles, James Grier did not pay the £1,000, nor to this hour has not paid same to John Bell and for that reason John Bell was often distressed for money to carry on his business.

     That owing to a desire to settle John favourably in life and relying upon the promise of James Grier to pay said £1,000 to John, that was the consideration which induced plaintiff to settle the lands on John, although plaintiff had a wife and a family of numerous children male and female so that the aforesaid settlement on John was not fair to the other children.

     That plaintiff did not doubt the honesty of the attorney who drew up the marriage articles and bond, who was a personal friend to both the plaintiff and James Grier. Neither did plaintiff doubt the honesty of Grier and John Bell to abide by said marriage articles.

     That plaintiff having a mind to provide for his wife Mary Bell alias Booth, the stepmother of John, and in order to keep it a secret from her that she would only have a life interest in Kilnahard, was the reason plaintiff executed said bond to James Grier and John Bell.

     That plaintiff's wife Mary Bell alias Booth died on 10 November 1774.

     That plaintiff paid the greater part of said £100 annuity to John Bell.

     That plaintiff, in order to carry out the covenants of the marriage articles and bond, did in September 1777 deliver to John Bell the several deeds, leases and other papers relative to plaintiff's title to the lands in order to draw up proper deeds of settlement, and often requested of both James Grier and John Bell to have said deeds executed pursuant to the marriage articles.

     That John Bell at length in January 1778 came to the plaintiff's house at Bellsgrove, when plaintiff was very indisposed and ill in bed and in danger of his life and produced to plaintiff a deed of marriage settlement consisting of many sheets of paper and told plaintiff same was drafted by Thomas Bond, gentleman, the attorney for said John Bell and James Grier in the suits they have since that time severally commenced against the plaintiff at the insistence of and by the direction of Reverend Frederick Grier of Street, County Westmeath, clerk, the brother of said James Grier.

     That plaintiff from his weak state of health was not then able to read the deed until sometime after and John left it with the plaintiff.

     That when plaintiff got better he read the draft and found it was not agreeable to the marriage articles, purporting to be a deed of conveyance of plaintiff's lands and estates from plaintiff to John Bell and to said James and Frederick Grier in trust for John Bell and his heirs and assigns forever, and that it was prepared to defraud plaintiff and such of his other children as might survive John in case John should die without male issue.

     That plaintiff then objected to execute such deed it being contrary to the marriage articles.

     That plaintiff had lost his own counterpart of the marriage articles and James Grier sent word that John Bell would bring their copy of it to the Cavan Court in April 1778, where they would lay it before council for his opinion.

     That plaintiff, though in a very feeble state of health and at peril of his life, went to the Cavan Court of April 1778 and there met John, but John had not brought the marriage articles, but said he would go back home and fetch it back to Cavan the next day.

     That John went back to his house in County Longford and did not return to Cavan the next day, nor has he ever provided said marriage articles to the plaintiff for purposes aforesaid, despite plaintiff's repeated requests to do, and plaintiff pleads that had they done so he would give John possession of Bellsgrove and Kilnahard and pay up the arrears of the annuity according to the marriage articles and bond.

     That John Bell acting under the influence of James Grier refused to bring the marriage articles.

     That notwithstanding the influence James Grier exercised over John and the expensive litigation which has since ensued, plaintiff from the affection to John, his eldest son, and in compassion for his youth, thinks it his duty to compel James Grier to pay the said £1,000 notwithstanding they have both harassed the plaintiff with litigation.

     That James Grier and James Bell on 03 July 1778 pled a declaration in the Court of Exchequer in an attempt to recover said £413 bond.

     That John Bell, Anne Bell alias Grier his wife and James Grier on 23 July 1778 filed their Bill in the Court of Exchequer against plaintiff claiming damages regarding the marriage articles.

     That they are still proceeding with their suits against plaintiff.

     That on 01 May 1778 plaintiff found his own counterpart of the marriage articles stowed away in an unsuspected place.

     That plaintiff attempted to have the dispute adjusted by friendly arbitration but James Grier has such ascendancy over John that same failed.

     That plaintiff, in Hilary (Spring) 1779, came to Dublin to put in his answer to said bill and also prepare his defense and, after his answer to said bill was engrossed, plaintiff's agent, Patrick Corbett informed plaintiff he had had some conversation with Thomas Bond, the attorney for James Grier and John Bell in order to come to an amicable compromise to restore peace and friendship between plaintiff and his son John.

     That accordingly plaintiff on 27 January last proposed to Thomas Bond that he would execute a deed of settlement of Bellsgrove to John Bell with remainder over to his male heirs, with remainder over to plaintiff and his male heirs, and charged with a jointure of £60 for Anne and a £500 portion for younger children, and Thomas Bond was well satisfied with the agreement and recommended John Bell to execute same and end the dispute.

     That on 01 February last John Bell came to plaintiff in the Fair of Kilnaleck, County Cavan and said he would not accept the proposal unless plaintiff left Bellsgrove with his family and gave full possession thereof to him (John) and then he would think of executing such deed.

     That plaintiff was very much surprised at such conduct of John and represented to John the extra ordinary terms he wanted from Plaintiff, viz: to turn plaintiff and his wife, who was then great with child and would deliver up in a few days after, and a numerous family of children, the brothers and sisters of John, and the season of the year, out of their dwelling house and oblige plaintiff with his family, furniture and cattle to leave Bellsgrove and find a habitation elsewhere was very unnatural as plaintiff had no other residence.

     That plaintiff told John to have patience until 01 May next and he would give up possession of Bellsgrove, but John would not comply and plaintiff had to refuse his request which was most unreasonable.

     That then James Grier and John Bell prosecuted their suit against plaintiff on 12 February 1779, entered rules in the Court of Exchequer as the compromise could not be arrived at, pressed for plaintiff's answer and on 01 March served plaintiff with notice threatening to eject him out of Bellsgrove.

     That plaintiff made another attempt for a peaceful settlement, but John Bell this time swore violent oaths and would have none of them.

     Prays for writs of subpoena directed against John Bell, Anne Bell alias Grier, his wife, and James Grier to answer in the premises.2
Deed Memorial*24 April 1779A memorial of deeds of lease and release indented bearing dates respectively of 23 and 24 April 1779 were both made or mentioned to be made between Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and John Bell of Creevy in the county of Longford gentleman, son of the said Andrew Bell, of the other part by which said deed of release the said Andrew Bell in consideration of the sum of £414 sterling to him then paid by the said John Bell the receipt thereof is thereby acknowledged, he the said Andrew Bell did grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said John Bell in his actual possession then being by virtue of said recited lease and to his heirs all that and those that part of the town and lands of Kilnahard, Ireland, commonly called Heney's part, containing by estimation 18 acres or thereabouts be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan together will all houses, edifices, buildings, out houses, yards, gardens, orchards, meadows, pastures, feeding ways, waters, water courses, baths, passages, easements, privileges and appurtenances whatsoever to the said granted and released lands and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining, or with the usually held, occupied or enjoyed, or accepted, expected, deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof and the revision and revisions remain or remainders yearly and other, the rents, issues and profits of all and singular the said lands and premises and all the estate, right, title and interest, use, trust, possession, property claim and demand both at law and in equity of the said Andrew Bell and his heirs of in and to the same and every part thereof, to hold to the said John Bell, his heirs and assigns forever. The deeds of lease and release and also the memorial were signed by Andrew Bell and witnessed by Patrick Corbett, Thomas Bond and George Lyon, all of the city of Dublin, attorneys at law. The memorial was registered on 7 May 1779.12
Will*4 January 1797Andrew Bell wrote his will dated 4 January 1797 in Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland.10
Probate*30 June 1807Probates for the estates of father and son, Andrew Bell and John Bell, were both granted on 30 June 1807 with John's brother, Andrew's third son, Andrew Bell as executor for both. Andrew had been named sole executor in the will of his father dated in 1797 and John's will named both his wife Ann Bell and his brother Andrew as executors. Andrew, the father, had likely died shortly after writing his will in 1797 and his son Andrew delayed requesting probate until his brother John's death because of the serious dispute over his father's lands that had existed between his father and brother.13,10
Estate and Land* Andrew's will had directed that all his estate, real and personal, according to their respective titles be placed in trust and named George Lanauze Esq. of Kill, County Cavan and his son John Bell of Creevy, County Longford as trustees.

He bequeathed £5 to his son John, stating he had already provided for him. His title to the old town and lands of Omard in County Cavan which he had purchased from Christopher Palles Esq., he bequeathed to his second daughter Margaret Bell and third daughter Mary Anne Bell for their respective lives equally, then to their male issue in seniority, failing such to his third son Andrew Bell and his male issue, and failing such to his second son "Robert Bell Booth" and his male issue, the lands subject to a £1,000 debt on the lands due to his son Andrew Bell, and also to £30 yearly to Sarah Bell, alias Bond, the wife of his son Andrew as her jointure according to their marriage settlement for her life and after her death the £30 yearly to John Bell, eldest son of his said son Andrew Bell and his heirs. And in case his son Andrew's son John Bell were to die in minority and without issue, said £30 yearly to his third son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female; the lands also subject to £20 a year to Mary Bell alias Burrowes the testator's wife.

And in case of failure of male issue of his daughters Margaret or Mary Anne Bell, his lands of Omard (provided his son Robert Bell Booth were to die without male issue) to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female, with remainders to his own eight heirs.

He bequeathed his title to the lease and lands of Foxfield to his son Andrew and his heirs, and his title to the lease and lands of Kevit to his son Robert and his heirs. He bequeathed £300 each to his daughters Margaret and Mary Anne as marriage portions, exclusive of his other bequests to them, if they marry with the consent of his executors, and if not, the share of each to the daughter who does marry with consent. He bequeathed the interest on £300 for life to his youngest daughter Frances Bell on the same condition. He left his house and concerns called Cottage to his wife Mary Bell for life, and that part of the lands called Ballyhally and, at her death or marriage, to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs. He also left the furniture of two rooms in his house to his wife Mary. He bequeathed his lands of Rabrackan in County Cavan, during his interest therein, to his nephew Richard Bell subject to 40 shillings yearly there out to his daughter Frances Bell for her life. His will directed that the residue of his estate was to pay his debts and legacies and left his wearing apparel to his nephew Andrew Ginty.

His will appointed his son Andrew Bell as sole executor and residuary legatee, and was witnessed by John Cartles, Robert Burrowes and Philip Boylan.10

Family 1

Ann Clarke
Child1.John Bell3 b. 1756, d. 1807

Family 2

Mary Booth d. 10 Nov 1774
Children1.Robert Bell Booth+3 b. 1758, d. 20 Dec 1830
2.Andrew Bell+3
3.Mary Anne Bell+3 d. b 8 Dec 1806
4.Margaret Bell3

Family 3

Mary Burrowes
Child1.Frances Bell10 b. 1779

Citations

  1. [S763] Linda (Bell-Booth) Petrenko, "Bell-Booth Family Information," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, various dates, email dated 29 Aug 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Bell-Booth Family Information."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, 1779, Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, Ireland, Plaintiff, John Bell, Anne (Grier) Bell and James Grier, Defendants. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1756; Film number 461377; Volume 180; Pages 391-392; Deed number 121034. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  5. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  6. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland.
  7. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Richard Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  8. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, will of George Booth of Drumshinny, County Cavan.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1782; Film number531947; Volume 346; Pages 474-475; Deed number 234010.
  10. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland.
  11. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, Andrew Bell, Plaintiff, 1779, John Bell, Anne his wife, and James Grier, defendants, County Cavan, Ireland.
  12. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1779; Film# 531692, Volume 320, page 454, Deed# 219618, online image# 255.
  13. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland.

Andrew Bell1

Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Hinds
3rd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Mary Booth1 d. 10 Nov 1774
(Nephew 2) Will4 January 1776George Booth wrote his will about 4 January 1776 and named his nephew Richard Bell, son of his sister Frances and Robert Bell as first in line to inherit his lands of Drumshinny, County Cavan, Ireland. Named as second in the line of succession to the lands was his nephew Andrew Bell, son of his sister Mary and Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove.2
Marriage*He married Sarah Bond.1
Residence*He resided in Aghacreevy, County Cavan, Ireland.1
Name Variation8 December 1806In the will of his brother John dated 8 December 1806, Andrew was identified as Andrew Bell of Creevy, County Longford.3
(3rd Son) Probate30 June 1807Probates for the estates of father and son, Andrew Bell and John Bell, were both granted on 30 June 1807 with John's brother, Andrew's third son, Andrew Bell as executor for both. Andrew had been named sole executor in the will of his father dated in 1797 and John's will named both his wife Ann Bell and his brother Andrew as executors. Andrew, the father, had likely died shortly after writing his will in 1797 and his son Andrew delayed requesting probate until his brother John's death because of the serious dispute over his father's lands that had existed between his father and brother.3,4
(3rd Son) Estate and LandHis father's 1797 will had directed that all his estate, real and personal, according to their respective titles be placed in trust and named George Lanauze Esq. of Kill, County Cavan and his son John Bell of Creevy, County Longford as trustees. Both trustees had died before the will was probated.

He bequeathed £5 to his son John, stating he had already provided for him. His title to the old town and lands of Omard in County Cavan which he had purchased from Christopher Palles Esq., he bequeathed to his second daughter Margaret Bell and third daughter Mary Anne Bell for their respective lives equally, then to their male issue in seniority, failing such to his third son Andrew Bell and his male issue, and failing such to his second son "Robert Bell Booth" and his male issue, the lands subject to a £1,000 debt on the lands due to his son Andrew Bell, and also to £30 yearly to Sarah Bell, alias Bond, the wife of his son Andrew as her jointure according to their marriage settlement for her life and after her death the £30 yearly to John Bell, eldest son of his said son Andrew Bell and his heirs. And in case his son Andrew's son John Bell were to die in minority and without issue, said £30 yearly to his third son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female; the lands also subject to £20 a year to Mary Bell alias Burrowes the testator's wife.

And in case of failure of male issue of his daughters Margaret or Mary Anne Bell, his lands of Omard (provided his son Robert Bell Booth were to die without male issue) to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs male and female, with remainders to his own eight heirs.

He bequeathed his title to the lease and lands of Foxfield to his son Andrew and his heirs, and his title to the lease and lands of Kevit to his son Robert and his heirs. He bequeathed £300 each to his daughters Margaret and Mary Anne as marriage portions, exclusive of his other bequests to them, if they marry with the consent of his executors, and if not, the share of each to the daughter who does marry with consent. He bequeathed the interest on £300 for life to his youngest daughter Frances Bell on the same condition. He left his house and concerns called Cottage to his wife Mary Bell for life, and that part of the lands called Ballyhally and, at her death or marriage, to his son Andrew Bell and his heirs. He also left the furniture of two rooms in his house to his wife Mary. He bequeathed his lands of Rabrackan in County Cavan, during his interest therein, to his nephew Richard Bell subject to 40 shillings yearly there out to his daughter Frances Bell for her life. His will directed that the residue of his estate was to pay his debts and legacies and left his wearing apparel to his nephew Andrew Ginty.

His will appointed his son Andrew Bell as sole executor and residuary legatee, and was witnessed by John Cartles, Robert Burrowes and Philip Boylan.4
(3rd Son) Estate and LandHis brother John's will directed that his estate in Kilnahard, County Cavan, his lands or farm of upper Creevy in County Longford which he held in lease from Thomas Marley Esq. deceased, his lands and farm of Aghaboy, County Cavan which he held under Lord Farnham, the town and lands of Moyleroe, County Westmeath which he held under the Marquis of Buckingham, and his two freehold lands of Creeve being a lease of lives renewable forever, all be put in trust, and named Matthew Crawford Esq. and Reverend James Bond as trustees.

His beloved wife Ann Bell was to receive, for life, the profits from his estate in Kilnahard, his farm in upper Creevy and his farm of Aghaboy. After her death the line of succession was to begin with John's brother, their father's third son, Andrew Bell of Creevy, County Longford Esq. for his life, and then to John's nephew John Bell and his heirs, described in the will as the "now eldest son of his brother Andrew". The remaining succession was to be to the male heirs of his brother Andrew with "his present wife" Sarah Bell as his brother Andrew shall by will direct, with the further instruction that such son of his brother Andrew was to pay to his mother Sarah Bell an annuity of £20 per year for life. If his brother Andrew should die without male issue, then next in line was to be John's brother, their father's second son, Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan and his heirs subject to the payments already mentioned.

His lands of Moyleroe in County Westmeath and Creeve in County Longford he left to his brother Andrew for his life and then to his eldest son John and his heirs, but also to be subject to an annuity of £20 per year to Andrew's wife Sarah for her life. As with the other lands, the remaining succession was to be to the male heirs of his brother Andrew, or with that failing then to his brother Robert and his heirs, subject to the payments mentioned. Later in the will, John stated again that should his brother Robert Bell Booth become possessed in succession, Robert was to pay Sarah, the wife of Andrew, £20 per year for her life.

John's will confirmed that his wife Ann Bell was entitled by their marriage settlement to an annuity of £60 per year for her life charged on his estate of Bellsgrove alias Aghacreevy in County Cavan. Subject to that annuity, his will then devised the lands to his brother Robert Bell Booth and his heirs.

Then outside the trust, John left his title to his lands of Clooneen in County Longford to his wife Ann; £150 to his nieces Alicia Bell and Lettice Bell, the eldest and second daughters of his brother Andrew; his title to the farm of Clonoose in County Cavan which he held by lease from William Welch of Hilltown, County Westmeath, Esq. to his brother Andrew and his assigns forever, subject to Andrew paying the sum of £300 to their brother Robert; his title in Upper and Lower Ballinulty in County Longford to his brother Andrew and James Daly, attorney, son of John Daly of Granard, County Longford, merchant, for their own sole use; his title to his two fields at Cartrons in County Longford which he held under William Felk Grenville, containing about 12 acres, and also the profits accruing to him out of a field in Rathcronan in County Longford which he held under Richard Webb of Lisryan, Esq., and also the profits due to him out of the lands of Coolnagun in County Westmeath which he held by lease from Robert Sproule Esq. to his two nieces Mary Irwin and Margaret Irwin, daughters of John Irwin of Killeshandra, apothecary by his sister Mary Anne Irwin alias Bell, deceased. John directed in his will that the legacies to Mary and Margaret were to be used for their education until age 21 or marriage; and his title to his lands of Derrymacegan and Moneybeg in County Westmeath to his brother-in-law George Kerr of Clareisland, County Westmeath and his heirs.

Additional heirs included James Daly, Hugh Kerr, Simon Griffith, William Stratford, Francis Wise, John Keirnan and Mary Keirnan. To Hugh Kerr of Granard in County Longford, and his assigns forever, he bequeathed back the title to his farm of Bracklin in County Cavan which he held from Hugh Kerr; to Simon Griffith, also of Granard, he gave his title to the two fields of the lands of Cartrons in County Longford now in his possession containing 6 acres, and also his wearing apparel; to William Stratford and Francis Wise, as a token of their faithful service to him, he gave his title to the lands of Rathcronan now in their possession which was held by lease under Edmund Reilly of Ballaghgowla, County Longford; to John Keirnan, his servant, and his wife Mary Keirnan alias Wisal, he bequeathed £50.

The residue of his estate, real and personal, he bequeathed to his beloved wife Ann Bell and her heirs, and added that should counsel advise that his wife shall, after his decease, execute a release of title to her dower which she is entitled to out of his lands, and should she refuse to execute such release, then the bequests left to her shall be void.

John's will appointed his beloved wife Ann Bell and his brother Andrew Bell executors and was witnessed by L. R. Robertson, John Beatty and Richard Webb.

He added a codicil to his will that same day bequeathing all his furniture and concerns, and his carriages and concerns, to his beloved wife Ann Bell, and also her watch and ornaments, stating none of those items shall be subject to any debts.3
(Brother) Will27 January 1825Andrew's brother, Robert Bell Booth, prepared his will dated 27 January 1825 in County Cavan, naming his six children and clarifying the order of their births: Mary (Bell Booth) Baker, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth, Jane Amelia (Bell Booth) Carmichael, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia Bell Booth and Margaret Bell Booth. He appointed Andrew Bell of Creevy and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge his trustees, and named his three sons, Andrew Bell Booth, Reverend Richard Bell Booth, George Thomas Bell Booth as his executors.

The Registry's copy of Robert's will was prepared without paragraphs and with little punctuation, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban in the County of Cavan, Esquire, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills and testimonies in writing or otherwise. Imploring the Almighty through the merits and blood of Christ my Savior and Redeemer to receive my Soul into the Eternal Bliss and Glory, I direct my remains to be buried in my family burial ground in the Churchyard of Ballimaun in decent and becoming manner, trusting that my beloved sons, my executors, will conduct and commit my body to the earth. And as to such property as I am possessed of, I dispose of as follows:

I do hereby will, devise and bequeath all my real and freehold estates of and in the towns and lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, Corlislea, Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, situate in the county of Cavan, and the lands of Mullaghmeen, situate in Westmeath, unto Andrew Bell of Creevy in the county of Longford and Mark Kerr of Tokay Lodge in the county of Dublin, Esquire, as trustees, and to the survivors of them, and to the heirs and assigns of such survivors, upon the trusts, and to and for the several uses, interests and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared, for and concerning the same, and to no other use, interest or purpose whatsoever.

And my will is that as to, for and concerning the lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and the lands of Mullaghmeen in trust, to permit and suffer my eldest son Andrew, immediately after my decease, to enter into and have, hold, use and enjoy the same as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the debt of £300 sterling which he and I owe to Robert Parkes, together with the interest thereof, from my decease until paid, and also subject to the chief or ground rents thereof, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons, in seniority of age and priority of birth, and the lives male of such child or children of the said Andrew, lawfully to be begotten of the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent of and approbation of my said trustees as hereinafter mentioned. The elder of such sons to always be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Andrew shall marry with the approbation of my trustees, or the survivors of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife, chargeable on said lands. And should he hereafter have lawful issue more than one, my will is that the said Andrew shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with full power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Andrew shall not have issue male lawfully begotten, or that having issue male and that he or they, or any of them, shall not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and assigns of such survivors, shall permit and suffer my second son, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, in case he should survive the said Andrew or his issue male lawfully to be begotten, to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen, subject however to such jointure for any wife the said Andrew may marry and provision for the younger children or female issue of said Andrew of such marriage, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed on. And also subject to such chief rents as payable thereout. And in case the said Andrew and Richard should both happen to die without lawful issue male, or that having lawful issue male and that he or they should die and not attain the age of 21 years, then upon trust to permit and suffer my youngest son George Thomas Bell Booth and his issue male to have, hold and enjoy said lands of Bellsgrove, otherwise Aghacreevy, and Mullaghmeen as aforesaid. And upon this further trust, that if all my said three sons shall happen to die without issue male, lawfully begotten, in such event the said lands of Bellsgrove and Mullaghmeen to go and descend to the heirs male of the Bell line of my family.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Corlislea, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my second son the Reverend Richard Bell Booth to enter into and upon, and have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Corlislea as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of, and chargeable with, the sum of £1,500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder of and in said lands and premises to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the heirs male of such child or children of said Richard, lawfully to be begotten upon the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees as hereafter mentioned. The elder of such sons and the issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said Richard shall marry with the approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize them and him to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on said lands of Corlislea. And should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said Richard shall have the power, and I do hereby invest him with the power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable, and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them. Such sum for younger children or female child not to exceed the sum of £2,000 sterling. And in case the said Richard shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they or any of them shall not attain the age of 21 years then, and in such event or events, my will is that my said trustees shall, or the survivor, or the heirs and assigns of such survivor, may permit and suffer my sons Andrew and George Thomas, jointly if they both live, or the survivor if either should die in the meantime, and the issue male of such survivor, to have, hold and enjoy the lands of Corlislea, subject however first to the said sum of £1,500 sterling herein before and after mentioned and for such jointure for any wife the said Richard may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said Richard, should there be any, as shall or may on such marriage be agreed upon.

And as, to, for and concerning the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, upon trust, that my said trustees shall immediately after my decease permit and suffer my third son, George Thomas Bell Booth, to enter into and upon and to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit as his Estate for and during the term of his natural life, subject however to the payment of and chargeable with the sum of £500 sterling with interest from my decease until paid, as hereafter mentioned, with remainder to the first and other sons in seniority of age and priority of birth and the sons male of such child or children of said George Thomas Bell Booth lawfully to be begotten on the body of any wife he may hereafter marry, such marriage however to be by and with the consent and approbation of my said trustees, as here after mentioned. The eldest of such sons and their issue male always to be preferred to the younger. And in case the said George Thomas shall marry with approbation of my trustees or the survivor of them, and not otherwise, I do hereby authorize him and them to provide a competent jointure for such wife chargeable on the lands and should he thereafter have lawful issue more than one, or if only one, a daughter, my will is that the said George Thomas shall have power, and I do hereby invest him with power, to charge and encumber said lands for younger children with any sum reasonable and under the direction of my said trustees or the survivor of them, such sum for younger children or child not to exceed the sum of £1,500. And in case the said George Thomas shall not have issue male lawfully begotten or that having issue male and that he or they shall die and not attain the age of 21 years, then and in case such event or events shall happen, my will is that my said trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor shall permit and suffer my sons Andrew and Richard jointly, should they both live, or the survivor, and should either die in the lifetime of said George and the issue male of such survivor to have, hold and enjoy the said lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, subject however first to the said sum of £500 herein and after mentioned, and such jointure for any wife the said George Thomas may marry and provision for the female issue or younger children of said George Thomas, should there be any, as shall on such marriage be agreed upon. And also subject to the head rent payable out of said lands of Kevit.

And it is my will and desire, and I do empower each of my three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, respectively, when in possession of the premises to make leases and grant all or any part of the premises they are respectively entitled to under this my will for any term not exceeding one life or 31 years when in possession not in reversion without fraud or fine, and at the best improved yearly rent that can be had for same from solvent tenants, and so as every such lease contains covenants against waste and that the tenant do execute a counterpart thereof.

I have herein before mentioned the sum of £1,500 as charged on the lands of Corlislea and the sum of £500 as a charge on Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit. I do now declare and my will is that said respective sums do stand charged on said lands, respectively, and be payable with interest from my death as aforesaid, and that said sums together with the sum of £2,000 sterling shall be equally divided by my trustees between my two daughters, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth, so that the fortune or portion of each shall be £1,000 with interest payable to each on their respective marriages. I do however declare it is my will that in the meantime they, or either of them, shall only receive the interest at the rate of 6 percent per annum by half-yearly payments on the first of every six months after my decease, and in case either or both of my said daughters should happen to die before marriage, or be married without the consent and approbation of my said trustees, or the survivor of them, or the heirs or assigns of such survivor, and also the consent and approbation of the said Reverend Richard Bell Booth then, and either of those events so happening, the fortune or portion and all arrears of interest thereon of such, or either or both so remaining unmarried, or offending by marriage against the consent and approbation aforesaid, shall go to, and be ratably divided by my said trustees, and go between my said three sons, Andrew, Richard and George Thomas, or the survivors or survivor of them, and share and share alike. And such of my daughters so offending herein shall only have and receive a sum of £50 sterling instead of £1,000 as aforesaid.

Robert Baker is indebted to me by bond and warrant in the sum of £96 or thereabouts together with interest, and the same is secured by a deed between him and James Smyth of Cavan, Esquire, whereby an insurance is to be kept up that on the death of said Robert Baker said debt with his other debts will be paid. I bequeath said debt and all advantage therefrom to Mary, second daughter of said Robert Baker.

I order and direct, and I do hereby will and bequeath, the furniture of and belonging to two of my best chambers be reserved and handed over to my daughters, Letitia and Margaret, and it is my wish they should reside with my son George after closing their education and until their marriage, respectively, on an understanding to make some renumeration.

I do hereby devise and bequeath the remainder of my household furniture at Drumcarban and the farming utensils or implements of husbandry to my son George Thomas Bell Booth.

I do hereby order and direct that my executors shall, with all convenient speed after my decease, ascertain and collect as well, the debts due to me as those due by me. And for that purpose, immediately after my decease, to sell, dispose of or value my goods, chattels and personal property not herein before bequeathed or disposed of and, after payment of my debts, funeral expenses and £5 each to Jane McCabe and James Quin, should they be in my service at my decease, that the residue of such personal property and all other property not herein disposed of, be equally divided, share and share alike, between by beloved, dutiful and much respected children, Mary, wife of Robert Baker, Andrew, Richard, George Thomas, Jane Amelia, wife of John Carmichael, Letitia and Margaret Bell Booth and that same be paid them each, respectively, notwithstanding their coverture.

I do now nominate, constitute and appoint my sons Andrew, Richard and George Thomas Bell Booth executors of this my last will and testament and with the affection of a fond parent, I consign them to act in all things under this my will and more especially in forming any connection by marriage by, with, and under the consent and approbation of my good and faith worthy trustees who are uncles to each of them, respectively.

There is a bond debt due to me by Arthur Moneypenny, Esquire, amounting to £50 with interest. I hereby bequeath this sum to Mr. Moneypenny and I direct my executors to acquit and release the last-mentioned debt.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and seal this 27th day of January 1825.                    Signed… Robert B. Booth


The will was signed in the presence of three witnesses, William Carmichael, William Harris and Andrew Carmichael.

A copy transcribed from a copy of the original Will and Testament of Robert Bell Booth, Esquire, was taken by the Reverend Richard Bell Booth and compared in the presence of Andrew Bell Booth of Creevy who found it to be correct, signing his name as Andrew B. Booth, in agreement, on 31 December 1830 at Drumcarban.5

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of George Booth of Drumshinny, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1797, Cottage, County Cavan, Ireland.
  5. [S2113] Ireland Public Record Office, Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Testamentary documents include wills and administrations or copies thereof, inventories, litigation, and other papers related to probates. Most of these were collected after the 1922 destruction of virtually all original probate records housed in the Public Record Office, Dublin: Film# 581932, DGS# 8095383, T.12968, images 875-886, 1825 will of Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan; on 137 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Testamentary Documents in the Public Record Office, Dublin.

Andrew Bell1

Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Hinds
3rd cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Robert Bell1 d. 1776
Mother*Frances Booth1
(Witness to Will) Will4 January 1776Richard Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, wrote his will on 4 January 1776 stating that his nephew Robert, son of Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove in County Cavan, was to inherit all of his estate providing he took the name of Booth, and not otherwise. Witnesses were Andrew Bell and Robert Bell of Ardleny, in County Cavan.2
MarriageJune 1787He married Catherine Clarke of Drumheel, daughter of Ralph Clarke and Mary Hinds, in June 1787.3,4
Marriage Settlement4 September 1788A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 4 September 1788 was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part, and Ralph Clarke Jr. of Drumheel and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, second daughter of the said Ralph Clarke Jr. of Creevy in the county of Longford, and William Hinds of the Hill in the county of Cavan Esq. of the other part. Reciting that Andrew Bell, for consideration of the marriage settlement, did give, grant and settle upon Catherine Clarke, otherwise Bell, in case there shall be male issue living of said marriage, the sum of £80 yearly during her natural life, and in case there shall be no male issue living of the marriage, then in such event, the said Catherine Bell, otherwise Clarke is to receive the sum of £100 to her yearly and every year during her natural life in case she shall outlive her husband, Andrew Bell, in lieu of the sum of £80 yearly, to be issuing and payable out of that part of the lands of Ardleny in the county of Cavan identified in the original marriage settlement agreement. The memorial deed was signed and witnessed and was recorded on 27 November 1788.5
(Son-in-Law 1) Probate10 February 1798Probate was granted on the estate of Andrew's father-in-Law, Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, on 10 February 1798 to his nephew John Bell of Creevy and his two sons-in-law, Andrew Bell and Richard Bell, the three trustees named in Ralphs's will.6
(Son-in-Law 2) Estate and LandHis father-in-law's will began with his direction to be interred in the Churchyard of Kilmore. He then directed that his estate, which he described as his substance and chattel, real and personal, shall be put in trust and named John Bell of Creevy, Andrew Bell and Richard Bell as trustees. His will identified the contents of the trust to be as follows: His title to the towns and lands of Cornadowagh in County Longford, Drumheel, Drumhart, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Killycreeny, Urney, Cornaseer, Aghaconny with the mill thereon, the part of Croaghan called "Shrainacoshi", "Brockahusna", and the oak wood called Shanna Wood all in County Cavan in trust.

He directed that his daughter Martha Bell alias Clarke be permitted to hold an equal half of said lands for her life with power should she die without male or female issue to charge same with £600 by deed or will, but should she leave issue to devise sesame to said issue as she thinks proper, failing said issue, same to his grandson Ralph Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his grandson Richard Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell and her male issue, failing such to my daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell alias Clarke to be disbursed of by her will as she thinks proper. Ralph devised the other half of his said lands to his daughter Catherine Bell alias Clarke for her life and at her decease to her issue as she thinks proper by deed or will, and should she leave no issue, then to her and her heirs as she shall devise.

In case of the death of his daughter Martha without issue as aforesaid, and she die before his grandson Ralph Bell was 21, his trustees were directed to receive the profits thereof for his use until he was 21.

He stated his desire that said Ralph Bell, or any other heirs of said lands, shall take the surname of Clarke.

He bequeathed £500 to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be invested for her use. He gave £570 remainder of the partition with his daughter to his son-in-law Richard Bell. To his sister Catherine Stephens alias Clarke he gave £20, and to his natural daughter Ann Rutledge, wife to Charles Rutledge of Belturbet, he bequeathed £10 a year for her life payable to her by his two daughters equally.

He directed that is devises or legatees who shall succeed to his estate were to keep his hounds for hunting and support them out of his property or to forfeit their legacy.

Ralph's will appointed his nephew John Bell and his sons-in-law Andrew Bell and Richard Bell trustees and named his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be residuary legatee. The will was witnessed by Peter Clarke, Charles Fitzpatrick and Tim Condly.6
(Nephew-in-Law) Probate11 June 1799Andrew, identified as her nephew-in-law, was appointed executor of Anne Hinds's estate on 11 June 1799.7
(Witness to Memorial) Deed Memorial1 November 1803Andrew was a witness to a memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 1 November 1803 made between Walter Hinds of Bruce Hall in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Robert Bell Booth of Drumcarban in the county of Cavan Esq. of the other part; whereby the said Walter Hinds did devise, grant, let and set to farm unto the said Robert Bell Booth all that and those the town and lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy, County Cavan, commonly called Bruce Hall.8
Marriage Settlement7 November 1810Three separate memorial deeds, each dated 7 November 1810, were made and recorded regarding the marriage settlement agreement concerning the intended marriage between Mary Anne Bell and George Burrows. The first, an indented deed of marriage settlement, identified, and placed in trust, the lands and income of the future groom. It was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, his wife, of the first part, Mary Anne Bell of Drumheel, spinster, only daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, of the second part, George Burrows of Moynehall, County Cavan, Captain in his Majesty's 82nd Regiment of Foot of the third part, the Reverend Robert Thomas Bell of Drumheel and John Cummins of the city of Dublin of the fourth part. Stating that whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be had and solemnized by and between George Burrows and Mary Anne Bell and whereas George Burrows is now seized and possessed of all that and those the town and lands of Drumcullion, Corcraff and Glasdrumman, situate lying and being in the parish of Ballyhaise in the county of Cavan under and by virtue of lease for lives renewable forever at the yearly rent of £25 sterling and which said lands are now situate for and produce a yearly rent of £25 or thereabouts, the indenture witnessed that for and in consideration of the intended marriage and for and in consideration of the grant and assessment therein contained and for the sum of 10 shillings in hand paid by Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, the receipt thereof hereby acknowledged, he George Burrows did thereby grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm unto Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, their heirs and assigns, all that and those, the towns and lands here before mentioned, together with the rights, premises and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining to, to have and to hold the towns and lands with their rights, premises, appurtenances for Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, their heirs and assigns, for and during the life and lives of the rents and respective premises named in the respective leases under which said premises are held or in any rent or rents as are now in levy and for and during the life and lives of every and any person or persons as shall or may from time to time hereafter be added by virtue of the perpetual clause.____________________________________________________________________ The deed was signed by the parties, witnessed by the Reverend Thomas Snyder and George Thomas Hinds, both of the city of Dublin, and recorded on 30 April 1811.9,10,11
Marriage Settlement7 November 1810The second deed was an indented deed of appointment dated 7 November 1810 and was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, his wife, of the one part, and Mary Anne Bell of Drumheel, spinster, only daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Clarke) Bell of the other part. Whereas Mary Anne's grandfather, Ralph Clarke, late of Drumheel, duly made and published his last will and testament and thereby gave, devised and bequeathed unto trustees therein named, all his rights and rents in and to the towns and lands of Cornadrung and Polladooey in the county of Longford, the towns and lands of Drumheel, Drumlark, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Kilnacreevy, Urney, Cornaseer, Greaghrahan, Thomascourt, Crocknahattin, and the oak wood called Thomas Wood, all situate lying and being in the county of Cavan, to hold unto the said trustees therein named subject to the limitations therein and therein after mentioned. That is to say as to one-half or equal shares of the said lands and premises, Ralph Clarke, the testator, gave, devised and bequeathed to his daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell, party hereto, during her natural life and from and after her decease he gave and devised the same to such of her natural issue and in such shares and proportions that she should think proper. The deed then stated that whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be had and solemnized by and between George Burrows of Moynehall in the county of Cavan Esq. and Mary Anne Bell, and whereas Catherine Bell hath agreed to charge all the money in the half bequeathed by Ralph Clarke in trust for Catherine Bell, with the sum of £1700 sterling to be paid to Mary Anne Bell , her executors, administrators and assigns in 12 calendar months after the decease of her mother, Catherine, and that the sum of £700, part thereof, is to bear and carry interest at the rate of £6 sterling per annum from the date of the day hereof and that the sum of £1000.9,10,11
Marriage Settlement7 November 1810The third deed concerned the future bride's dowry and was an indented deed of mortgage dated 7 November 1810 made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part and Mary Anne Bell, only daughter of Andrew Bell and Catherine (Clarke) Bell his wife of Drumheel, spinster, of the other part. Whereby Andrew Bell, for and in consideration of £2000, devised to his daughter Mary Anne Bell all that and those the town and lands of Ardleny situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan and also the town and lands of “Gubduff” situate, lying and being in the county of Monaghan with all houses, out houses, ___________, barns, stables, ways, paths, passages, waters, water courses, hereditaments, rights, ____________ and _____________ to the said lands and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining and the revenue and revenues received and remainders yearly over the _____________ and profits of the premises and all the estate ________________________ property claim and demand what at law and in equity of ________, the said Andrew Bell of into or out of the lands and premises and ______ or any part or parcel thereof to have and to hold the said towns and lands _______________________hereby granted _____________________________ The third deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by the Reverend Thomas Snyder and George Thomas Hinds, both of the city of Dublin, on 15 April 1811, and recorded on 30 April 1811.9,10,11
Deed Memorial25 March 1824A series of four deeds, over a four year period, made between cousins Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, and Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, culminated with Walter's sale of the town and lands of Kilmainham in 1828 to Andrew. A memorial of the first of these four deeds, an indented deed of annuity dated 25 March 1824, was made between Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the first part, Andrew Bell of Drumheel in County Cavan, Esq. of the second part, and Michael Babington of Cavan, in the county of Cavan, Esq., a trustee named and appointed by and on the part of Andrew Bell for the purposes thereinafter mentioned, of the third part. Whereby after reciting as therein is recited, the said indenture witnessed that Walter Thomas Hinds for the considerations therein mentioned did thereby grant, bargain and sell unto Andrew Bell, his executors, administrators and assigns for and during the term of the joint lives of Andrew Bell, his brother Richard Bell and Richard's son Ralph Bell Clarke and the survivor of them, an annuity yearly rent charge or clear annual sum of £60 of lawful money of Ireland to be issuing and payable and had received and taken out of and from and charges and chargeable upon all and singular the messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments therein and hereinafter particularly described, to hold to the said Andrew Bell, his executors, administrators and assigns from the day of the date of the deed for and during the term of the natural lives of Andrew Bell, Ralph Bell Clarke and Richard Bell and the life of the survivor or longest lives of them and up to the day of the death of such survivor, the annuity to be paid and payable by two even and equal half yearly payments on the 29th day of September and 25th day of March in every year, the first payment thereof to be made on the 29th day of September next ensuing. And it was by the deed covenanted and agreed that in case of nonpayment of the annuity, Andrew Bell, his executors, administrators and assigns should have power to be at liberty to enter into and upon the premises and distrain for all arrears thereof in like manner as in the cases of distress made for rent and also that Andrew Bell, his executors, administrators and assigns should have right of entry to receive and reclaim the rents thereof for like purpose in case of nonpayment of the annuity. And the deed contains a covenant on the part of Walter Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns for the due and punctual payment of the annuity the indenture further witnessed that for the considerations therein and for the better and more effectually securing the punctual and regular payment of the annuity to Andrew Bell, his executors, administrators and assigns, he, Walter Thomas Hinds did thereby grant and confirm unto Michael Babington, his executors, administrators and assigns, all that and those the towns and lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard, situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan with the appurtenances and the rents issues and proceeds of the same, to hold unto the said Michael Babington, his executors, administrators and assigns, for and during the complete term or period of five hundred years thence next ensuing to and for the several intents and purposes and upon the trusts therein particularly mentioned and set forth which the indenture, amongst others, contains a clause or covenant for the repurchase of the annuity after the expiration of ten years from the date thereof and for warranty and further assurance. The deed was signed by the parties, witnessed, and registered on 27 March 1824.12
(Mortgage Holder) Deed Memorial20 January 1825A memorial of an indented deed of mortgage dated 20 January 1825 was made between Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the first part, Jane Hinds of Corrakane, widow, of the second part and Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. of the third part. The deed recited that Walter Thomas Hinds, in consideration of being paid £900, and of his mother, Jane Hinds, being paid 5 shillings, they granted, released and confirmed unto Andrew Bell all that and those the towns and lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard, situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan with their appurtenances. To hold unto Andrew Bell, his heirs and assigns forever, subject to redemption on payment of the sum therein mentioned. The deed was signed by the parties and witnessed on 21 January 1825 by Michael Babington and Ralph Bell Clarke. It was registered on 22 January 1825.13
Deed Memorial*4 February 1828A memorial of an indented deed dated 4 February 1828 was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan Esq. of the first part, Michael Babington of Loch Gowna in the county of Cavan Esq. of the second part, and Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the third part. After reciting that by a deed dated 25 March 1824, Walter Thomas Hinds did grant unto Andrew Bell for three lives therein and received an annuity of £60 payable out of the lands therein and hereinafter mentioned and for the better securing the said Walter T. Hinds did grant unto Michael Babington, his executors, administrators and assigns, the lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard for five hundred years upon the trusts therein mentioned, and also reciting that by a deed dated 20 January 1825, Walter Thomas Hinds granted in mortgage to Andrew Bell the lands and premises aforesaid, and after reciting several other matters he, Andrew Bell, by the deed of which this is a memorial, for the considerations therein mentioned did release Walter Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns, and the several lands and premises, of and from the payment of the annuity. And he, Michael Babington, did thereby, by the direction of Andrew Bell, grant unto Walter Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns, all that and those the said lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard, situate in the county of Cavan for the residue of the term of 500 years, and Walter Thomas Hinds did thereby also, for the consideration therein, grant, bargain, sell, release and quit claim unto Walter Thomas Hinds and his heirs all that and those the said town and lands of Corrakane, Pollareagh otherwise Corrakane, Kilmainham and Crahard being part of the premises so conveyed to Andrew Bell by the said recited deed of mortgage. To hold to the said Walter Thomas Hinds, his heirs and assigns forever, discharged from mortgage. The deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by Andrew's brother and nephew Richard Bell and Ralph Bell Clarke on 05 February 1828, and registered on 19 February 1828.14

Family

Catherine Clarke
Children1.Mary Anne Bell9 b. 1789
2.Robert Thomas Bell15 b. 1791
3.Richard Bell15 b. 1796
4.Andrew Bell+15 b. 1798

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Richard Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1551] Ulster Ancestry, online at http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ua-free-pages.php, Irish Marriages A-G, citing page 336. Hereinafter cited as Ulster Ancestry.
  4. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, June 5, 1787. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1788; Film number 534020; Volume 410; Page 5; Deed number 265674. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  6. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  7. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Anne Hinds, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland.
  8. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1804; Film# 545032, Volume 562, pages 112-113, Deed# 373294, image# 64.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Pages 486-487; Deed number 435837.
  10. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Pages 487-488; Deed number 435838.
  11. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Page 489; Deed number 435839.
  12. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1824; Film number 467284; Volume 790; Pages 192-193; Deed number 534128.
  13. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1825; Film number 467293; Volume 799; Page 133; Deed number 539468.
  14. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1828; Film number 468429; Volume 832; page ID 261; Deed number 559396.
  15. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Ralph Bell Clark, 1821, townland of Drumheel, parish of Kilmore, in the county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.

Andrew Bell1

b. 1798
Relationships3rd great-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Catherine Clarke1
Birth*1798Andrew Bell was born about 1798 at Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Brother) Census Ireland 1821Andrew appeared on the 1821 census in the household of his brother Ralph Bell Clarke taken at Drumheel, County Cavan. Ralph had added CLARK as his surname after inheriting Drumheel from their grandfather Ralph Clark. Andrew was 23 years of age and his occupation was enumerated as lodger.1
Deed Memorial4 February 1828A memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated 4 February 1828 was made between Walter Thomas Hinds of Corrakane, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part, and Andrew Bell of Drumheel, in the county of Cavan Esq. of the other part. Whereby Walter Thomas Hinds in consideration of the sum of £2,300 paid as therein mentioned did grant bargain, sell, release and confirm unto Andrew Bell and his heirs all that and those the town and lands of Kilmainham situate, lying and being in the barony of Clanmahon in the county of Cavan, together with all lands and houses, barns, stables, coach houses, dove houses and yards, cellars, vaults, aeries, benefit and advantage of other ancient and other rights, ways, paths, passages, gardens, orchards, ponds, waters, land covered with water, water courses, lumber and other trees, woods, lumber woods and the ground and all thereof. Mines, quarries, bogs, mosses rights, and privileges, advantages of common feeding of foliage of every kind and all other rights, privileges, appendages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lands, tenements and premises belong in or in anywise appertain, too have and to hold unto Andrew Bell, his heirs and assigns forever. The deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by Ralph Bell Clarke and Richard Bell on 05 February 1828. It was registered on 19 February 1828.2
Marriage*13 December 1833He married Jane Baker of Drumheel, County Cavan, daughter of Robert Baker and Mary Bell Booth, on 13 December 1833 in St. Georges Church, Dublin. They were both 2nd cousins one time removed and 3rd cousins one time removed.3,4
Marriage Settlement*20 May 1840A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 20 May 1840 was made between Andrew Bell of Heathville, Kilmainham, County Cavan, of the first part and Jane Bell, otherwise Baker, his wife of the second part, Jane's brother John Baker of Lower Kilmore, County Cavan, Esq. and her uncle George Thomas Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan Esq. of the third part, and two more of Jane's uncles, Andrew Bell Booth and Andrew William Bell, both Esq. and of Bellsgrove, County Cavan and Creevy, County Longford, respectively, of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein, the said Andrew Bell, for the considerations therein mentioned, and of the said Jane Bell his wife relinquishing and releasing all right of dower and thirds of from and to, not only the lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises therein and herein after described, but also all other of the estates of him, the said Andrew Bell, of and from all rights of dower and thirds which she might hereafter claim or be entitled to, granted, bargained, sold, assigned, aliened, released and confirmed unto the said John Baker and George Thomas Bell Booth, their heirs and assigns all that and those the town and lands of Kilmainham and that part called Heathville with the mansion house and out offices there unto belonging situate, lying and being in the barony of Clanmahon and county of Cavan aforesaid, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, all which said lands were then in the actual possession of the said John Baker and George Thomas Bell Booth as therein recited.

To hold unto the said John Baker and George Thomas Bell Booth, their heirs and assigns to the uses, intents and purposes therein mentioned; that is to say to the use of the said Andrew Bell and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his lifetime to the use of the said Andrew Bell upon trust to preserve contingent uses and estates therein limited from being defeated or destroyed but nevertheless to permit and suffer the said Andrew Bell and his assigns to receive and take the rents and issues and profits thereof to and for his and their own use and benefit during his natural life and immediately after the decease of the said Andrew Bell to the use of the said Andrew Bell Booth and Andrew William Bell for and during and unto the full end of term of one thousand years to commence and be computed from the day of the said Andrew Bell's death without impeachment of or for any manner of waste upon the trusts and for the uses, intents and purposes therein after declared subject thereto, and to the trusts thereto, to the end intent and purpose that the said Jane Bell and her assigns shall and may in case she shall survive the said Andrew Bell, have, receive, perceive, take and enjoy for and during the term of her natural life one annuity or clear yearly rent charge or annual sum of £100 sterling English value and currency to be issuing and paid out of and charged and chargeable upon all and singular the lands and premises therein granted and released to be by way, or in the nature of, the jointure for her the said Jane Bell in lieu, barr and satisfaction of and for all dower or thirds at common law which she the said Jane Bell might or could have claim or be entitled to, or out of, or expect. All or any of the messuages, lands, tenements thereunto whereof the said Andrew Bell now is or at any time or times heretofore or hereafter during said coverture shall or may be possessed of which said annuity yearly rent charge or annual sum was thereby agreed to be paid on the days and times therein mentioned by even and equal portions over and above taxes with powers of distress and re-entry as therein mentioned and the said indenture of which this writing is a memorial further witnessed that the said Jane Bell, otherwise Baker, wife of the said Andrew Bell for the considerations therein mentioned for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators remised, released and forever quitted claim unto the said Andrew Bell, his heirs and assigns, all dower right and title of dower both at law and in equity of her the said Jane Bell, her executors or administrators can or may at any time hereafter have claim, challenge or demand of in or to or out of all and every the lands and premises; that is to say all that and those the towns and lands of Losset, situate in the barony of Tullyhunco, and also all that and those the town and lands of Coolbane, situate in the barony of Clanmahon, and also all that and those the town and lands of Aghaknock, situate in the barony of Tullyhunco, and also all that and those the town and lands of Kilmainham and that part called Heathville with the mansion house, out offices and demesne lands thereunto belonging, situate in the said barony of Clanmahon, all said towns, lands and premises being situate, lying and being in the said county of Cavan with their and every of their appurtenances.

So that the said Jane Bell, otherwise Baker, her executors, administrators or any of them shall not nor will at any time or times hereafter have claim or pretend to any such dower or right of title of dower or other estate or demand as aforesaid of into or out of said lands and premises or any part thereof other than and except the said jointure annuity or yearly rent charge of £100 sterling, the said deed contains covenants for further assurances. The execution of the deed and memorial was signed by Andrew Bell and Jane Bell and witnessed by James McCready and George Cassin, both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. It was registered on 21 May 1840.5
Will*2 June 1840Andrew wrote his last will and testament dated 2 June 1840 at Kilmainham, County Cavan. Stating he was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, he first directed that the jointure of £100 sterling a year he had settled upon his dear wife Jane Bell otherwise Baker charged and chargeable on the lands of Kilmainham and that part thereof called Heathville with the mansion house and out houses thereunto belonging, situate in the County of Cavan be secured and paid to her regularly according to the terms of the deed he had executed about the 20th of May.3

Family

Jane Baker b. 1818
Child1.Catherine Bell3

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of Ralph Bell Clark, 1821, townland of Drumheel, parish of Kilmore, in the county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1828; Film number 468429; Volume 832; page ID 262; Deed number 559397. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1840; Film number 548215; Volume 15; Deed number 34; online images 35-36.
  4. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Observer, published on December 14, 1833, marriage of Andrew Bell Esq. of Drumheel, County Cavan and Jane, eldest daughter of the late Robert Baker of Annagh, County Cavan at St. George's Church, Dublin on 13 December 1833. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1840; Film number 548213; Volume 11; Deed number 66; online images 271-272.

Andrew Bell1

Father*George Bell1 b. 1757, d. 1813
Mother*Mary Hines1 b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Birth*Andrew Bell was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

Andrew Bell1

b. 1835
Father*James Bell1 b. 1798
Mother*Susan ______1 b. 1799
Birth*1835Andrew Bell was born about 1835 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18416 June 1841Andrew appeared on the census taken on 6 June 1841 in the household of his parents in Gorteen, County Cavan. He was 6 years old, could read, and attended school.1

Citations

  1. [S1647] Ireland Census 1841, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of James and Susan Bell, Gorteen, Killeshandra Parish, Barony of Tullyhunco, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census 1841.

Andrew William Bell1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*20 September 1832He married Margaret Bell Booth, daughter of Robert Bell Booth and Jane Amelia Hinds, on 20 September 1832.1,2
Residence*23 February 1837He was identified as of Creevy, County Longford, in a report dated 23 February 1837 of baronies and denominations of land in County Longford on which a rent charge was granted. Andrew's rent charge was valued at £50 and was for the townland of Cullyvore in the barony of Ardagh.3
(Uncle of Bride) Marriage Settlement20 May 1840A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 20 May 1840 was made between Andrew Bell of Heathville, Kilmainham, County Cavan, of the first part and Jane Bell, otherwise Baker, his wife of the second part, Jane's brother John Baker of Lower Kilmore, County Cavan, Esq. and her uncle George Thomas Bell Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan Esq. of the third part, and two more of Jane's uncles, Andrew Bell Booth and Andrew William Bell, both Esq. and of Bellsgrove, County Cavan and Creevy, County Longford, respectively, of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein, the said Andrew Bell, for the considerations therein mentioned, and of the said Jane Bell his wife relinquishing and releasing all right of dower and thirds of from and to, not only the lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises therein and herein after described, but also all other of the estates of him, the said Andrew Bell, of and from all rights of dower and thirds which she might hereafter claim or be entitled to, granted, bargained, sold, assigned, aliened, released and confirmed unto the said John Baker and George Thomas Bell Booth, their heirs and assigns all that and those the town and lands of Kilmainham and that part called Heathville with the mansion house and out offices there unto belonging situate, lying and being in the barony of Clanmahon and county of Cavan aforesaid, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, all which said lands were then in the actual possession of the said John Baker and George Thomas Bell Booth as therein recited.

To hold unto the said John Baker and George Thomas Bell Booth, their heirs and assigns to the uses, intents and purposes therein mentioned; that is to say to the use of the said Andrew Bell and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his lifetime to the use of the said Andrew Bell upon trust to preserve contingent uses and estates therein limited from being defeated or destroyed but nevertheless to permit and suffer the said Andrew Bell and his assigns to receive and take the rents and issues and profits thereof to and for his and their own use and benefit during his natural life and immediately after the decease of the said Andrew Bell to the use of the said Andrew Bell Booth and Andrew William Bell for and during and unto the full end of term of one thousand years to commence and be computed from the day of the said Andrew Bell's death without impeachment of or for any manner of waste upon the trusts and for the uses, intents and purposes therein after declared subject thereto, and to the trusts thereto, to the end intent and purpose that the said Jane Bell and her assigns shall and may in case she shall survive the said Andrew Bell, have, receive, perceive, take and enjoy for and during the term of her natural life one annuity or clear yearly rent charge or annual sum of £100 sterling English value and currency to be issuing and paid out of and charged and chargeable upon all and singular the lands and premises therein granted and released to be by way, or in the nature of, the jointure for her the said Jane Bell in lieu, barr and satisfaction of and for all dower or thirds at common law which she the said Jane Bell might or could have claim or be entitled to, or out of, or expect. All or any of the messuages, lands, tenements thereunto whereof the said Andrew Bell now is or at any time or times heretofore or hereafter during said coverture shall or may be possessed of which said annuity yearly rent charge or annual sum was thereby agreed to be paid on the days and times therein mentioned by even and equal portions over and above taxes with powers of distress and re-entry as therein mentioned and the said indenture of which this writing is a memorial further witnessed that the said Jane Bell, otherwise Baker, wife of the said Andrew Bell for the considerations therein mentioned for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators remised, released and forever quitted claim unto the said Andrew Bell, his heirs and assigns, all dower right and title of dower both at law and in equity of her the said Jane Bell, her executors or administrators can or may at any time hereafter have claim, challenge or demand of in or to or out of all and every the lands and premises; that is to say all that and those the towns and lands of Losset, situate in the barony of Tullyhunco, and also all that and those the town and lands of Coolbane, situate in the barony of Clanmahon, and also all that and those the town and lands of Aghaknock, situate in the barony of Tullyhunco, and also all that and those the town and lands of Kilmainham and that part called Heathville with the mansion house, out offices and demesne lands thereunto belonging, situate in the said barony of Clanmahon, all said towns, lands and premises being situate, lying and being in the said county of Cavan with their and every of their appurtenances.

So that the said Jane Bell, otherwise Baker, her executors, administrators or any of them shall not nor will at any time or times hereafter have claim or pretend to any such dower or right of title of dower or other estate or demand as aforesaid of into or out of said lands and premises or any part thereof other than and except the said jointure annuity or yearly rent charge of £100 sterling, the said deed contains covenants for further assurances. The execution of the deed and memorial was signed by Andrew Bell and Jane Bell and witnessed by James McCready and George Cassin, both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. It was registered on 21 May 1840.4

Family

Margaret Bell Booth b. 1808

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey.
  3. [S1627] Reports from Committees, Fictitious Votes (Ireland), Select Committee on Fictitious Votes, 1837-1838, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Appendix to the Report from the County of Longford. Hereinafter cited as Reports from Committees, Fictitious Votes (Ireland), Select Committee on Fictitious Votes, 1837-1838.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1840; Film number 548213; Volume 11; Deed number 66; online images 271-272. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Anna Maria Bell1

b. 26 October 1840, d. 16 March 1924
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Monroe Bell1
Mother*Beulah ______1
Birth*26 October 1840Anna Maria Bell was born on 26 October 1840 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio.1,2
Marriage*8 August 1865She married Richardson Gilbert Heaton, son of Jacob Heaton and Elizabeth Potts Weaver, on 8 August 1865 in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio.1,3
(Wife) Death7 December 1897Anna became a widow when Richardson Gilbert Heaton died on 7 December 1897 at age 61.4,3
Death*16 March 1924She died on 16 March 1924 at age 832
Burial* and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Salem.2

Family

Richardson Gilbert Heaton b. 15 Jul 1836, d. 7 Dec 1897
Children1.Rollin Bell Heaton+5,1 b. 27 Jul 1867, d. 8 Mar 1945
2.Elizabeth Heaton2,3 b. 30 Nov 1874, d. 28 Jun 1876

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 665. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Anna (Bell) Heaton, Memorial# 34488558. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richardson Gilbert Heaton, Memorial# 34488533.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 664-665.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rollin B. Heaton, Memorial# 114475221.

Anne Bell1

RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Hinds
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Lettice ______1
(Daughter) EstateHer father's will, dated 01 August 1755, bequeathed £100 to his daughter Anne Bell, provided she marry into a good protestant family.2

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Annie Elizabeth Bell1,2

b. 1840
Father*Thomas Bell1,2 b. 14 Mar 1817
Mother*Sarah Jackson1,2 b. 25 Mar 1817
Birth*1840Annie Elizabeth Bell was born about 1840 in New York City, New York.1
(Daughter) Census US 185024 August 1850Annie appeared as "Ann E." on the 1850 census taken on 24 August 1850 in the household of her parents in Ward 5, New York City, New York County, New York. She was 11 years old and had attended school within the year.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas Bell, New York Ward 5, New York, New York; Roll: M432_537; Page: 84B; Image: 174. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, page 173. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

Bessie Bell1

Father*George Bell1 b. 1757, d. 1813
Mother*Mary Hines1 b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Birth*Bessie Bell was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."

Catherine Bell1

b. circa 1803, d. after 1818
Father*George Bell Esq.1 b. c 1762, d. 11 Feb 1827
Mother*Catherine Nugent1 b. c 1768, d. 11 Sep 1824
Birth*circa 1803Catherine Bell was born circa 1803 in County Fermanagh, Ireland.1
Death*after 1818She died after 1818.1

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.

Catherine Bell1

Relationships4th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin 2 times removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1 b. 1798
Mother*Jane Baker1 b. 1818
Birth*Catherine Bell was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1840; Film number 548215; Volume 15; Deed number 34; online images 35-36. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Catherine Georgina Bell1,2

b. 23 February 1826
Father*William Bell1 b. c 1800, d. 18 May 1883
Mother*Margaret Mary Erskine2 b. 1806, d. 11 Sep 1894
Birth*23 February 1826Catherine Georgina Bell was born on 23 February 1826 at Bellevue, County Fermanagh, Ireland. According to the Enniskillen Chronicle published on 2 Mar 1826 "... on Thursday last at "Bellview", near this town, Mrs. Bell, wife of William Bell, Esq. of Cavan, was suddenly taken ill of premature labour and delivered of a daughter which although not within two months of maturity is likely to live. Mrs. B. we are happy to state is also doing well."1,2

Citations

  1. [S766] Séamas MacAnnaidh, "Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen", This work is a combination of the reading and transcribing of gravestones, newspaper notices and microfilm. The gravestones were in the Old Rossorry Graveyard in Enniskillen and his graveyard project was unfinished at the time of his writing. Most of the newspaper notices were found in the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet, although some were also from the Enniskillen Impartial Reporter. Those he included were described simply as "relevant" to the families or individuals mentioned on the gravestones. The microfilm he used was (MIC 1/22) Church of Ireland burial register found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen (County Fermanagh, Ireland), online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/cemeteries/…, downloaded on downloaded 4 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as Old Rossorry Graveyard, Enniskillen.
  2. [S1629] Reverend Henry Bidall Swanzy M.A., The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and their Descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Dublin, Ireland: printed for private circulation, 1908), Robert Erskine, pages 194-196. Hereinafter cited as The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and their Descendants.