STRATFORD FAMILY IN WICKLOW.

Robert STRATFORD, born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, about 1635 (son of Edward STRATFORD, of Hareston Grange, Nuneaton, by his wife Grace PARGITER); Robert settled in Ireland in 1660; one of the original burgesses named in the charter by which Baltinglas, County Wicklow, was incorporated as a Borough town; Sheriff of County Wicklow, 8 January 1677; Deputy Governor of Counties Dublin and Wicklow, 1690; M.P. for County Wicklow, 1692-93.
Robert is said to have died in October 1699 [CANTWELL's Memorials of the Dead], but the monument in Baltinglas Abbey Graveyard was hard to read, and the date conflicts with his probate grant; his will, dated 8 November 1698, was proved P.C.I. on 29 June 1699 [BETHAM's Abstract], naming his sons Edward and Francis, daughter Catherine, daughter Anne the wife of Samuel EYRE, Esq, brothers John, Edward, William and Francis, sisters Abigail TROTMAN and Grace RUSHTON, Benjamin BARTON, Esq, and cousin John PARGETER.
Robert was of Clough, County Wicklow, Esq, when he was married by P.C.I. License dated 13 February 1662[-63?], to Mary WALSH of the City of Dublin, Spinster [BETHAM's Abstract], a daughter of Oliver WALSH of Ballykilcavan, Queen's County [See BURKE's "Landed Gentry"; and "History of the Irish Parliament," Volume VI, page 367]; they had issue:
1. Edward STRATFORD, born on 28 January 1664, eldest son and heir; of Belan, County Kildare; he is said to have entertained King James at Belan, and then a week later his vanquisher King William, who slept in the same bed; Edward was married to Elizabeth BAISLEY, with issue:
     a. Robert STRATFORD; settled in the Queen's County.
     b. Eusebius STRATFORD; ditto.
     c. John STRATFORD; M.P. for Baltinglass, during the reigns of George I, II and III; created Baron of Baltinglass, May 1763; Viscount Aldborough of Belan, 1776; Earl of Aldborough, 1777.
2. Francis STRATFORD; a school-friend of Jonathan SWIFT of Kilkenny (later Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin); English Consul at Bordeaux, and at Madrid; "allied" to the Duke of Chandos, who was in partnership with his uncle Francis STRATFORD of Merevale Hall, a Merchant on Hamburg; Francis Junior died without issue.
3. Grace STRATFORD; married to Samuel (or ? Benjamin) BURTON, of Burton Hall, County Carlow, Esq.
4. Mary STRATFORD; married to Robert HICKMAN of County Clare, Esq.
5. Elizabeth STRATFORD; married to Thomas (or ? Samuel) EYRE of Eyreville, County Galway.
6. Abigail STRATFORD; married to George CANNING, of Garvagh, County Londonderry. See [A] below.
7. Jane STRATFORD; married to John CARLETON of Darlingvale, County Tipperary, Esq.
8. Anne STRATFORD; married to Robert PERSSE, of Roxborough, County Galway, Esq.
9. Catherine STRATFORD; named in her sister Abigail's will, January 1738; she was married to John SPENCER of the City of Dublin, Esq.
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CANNING FAMILY IN LONDONDERRY.

George CANNING, born about 1630; of Garvagh, County Londonderry, Esq; he was married to Mary STEPNEY; with issue:
1. George CANNING. See [A] below.

[A] George CANNING, born in County Londonderry, about 1668, son and heir; admitted to the Middle Temple, London, 8 October 1689; of Coleraine, Co Derry; he died in 1711, of Garvagh, Londonderry, Junior; his will, dated 17 May 1710, was proved P.C.I. 19 February 1710[-11?], naming his sons Stratford and George, and daughter Mary; he was of Garvey (sic) in the parish of Prigal (?) in the county of Londonderry, Gent, when he was married at Baltinglass, County Wicklow, by P.C.I. License dated 19 April 1697, to Abigail STRATFORD of Baltinglas [BETHAM's Abstract]; she was married secondly to Major Thomas CUDMORE; he died in Dublin in 1731, intestate [Diocesan and Prerogative Wills and Administrations Index], and Administration of his Effects was granted on 20 January 1734 to his widow and relict Abigail, and again, on 2 May 1738 to his son Henry and his widow and relict Abigail (perhaps when his son Henry had come of age?) ; as Abigail CUDMORE, of the City of Dublin, Widow, she made an Indented Deed, dated 26 June 1734, by which she regularized a payment of £50 and an annuity of £150 (out of the jointure settled upon her by her late husband George CANNING) to his son Stratford CANNING, and issuing out of the lands of Ballymore, Bracknaboy, Coolcoskeran, Cah Farviemore and Garvagh, with the tythes of the Grange of Agivey, in County Londonderry; Abigail died in Dublin in 1738; her will, dated 27 January 1737-38, was proved P.C.I., 2 February 1737-38, naming her daughter Mary wife of George CANNING, her son-in-law Rev George TISDALL and her daughter Frances TISDALL his wife, her daughters Grace PHI[LI]PPS and Abigail the wife of Hugh DOHERTY, her grand-daughter Fanny DOHERTY, her sons Stratford CANNING and George CANNING, her daughter Letitia POULTER, her son Henry CUDMORE, and her sister Catherine SPENCER; they had issue:
1. Stratford CANNING, born in 1703; admitted to the Middle Temple, London, 1 June 1722; his will dated 8 October 1773, proved P.C.I. 20 October 1775, naming his daughters Frances and Elizabeth, his second son Paul, his late son George, his grandsons George and Thomas the sons of George CANNING, his daughter Mary the wife of BARNARD, his grandson William BARNARD, his nephew John DOHERTY, and his son Stratford CANNING; Stratford Senior was married by License of the Diocese of Dublin, at St Mary's, Dublin, 26 June 1734, to Letitia NEWBURGH of Ballyhaise, County Cavan (daughter of Obadiah NEWBURGH and his wife Mary); she died in 1786; they had issue.
2. George CANNING, born in 1705.
3. Mary CANNING, born in 1707; her will or probate was dated 9 November 1775, a Spinster, of Dublin, naming her nephew Paul CANNING, her brother Stratford's three children Stratford, Frances and Elizabeth, her nephew George CANNING, Rev Joseph POULTER, her niece Abigail the wife of BRADISH, her sister Frances the wife of TISDALL, her nephew Rev Michael TISDALL, her niece Letitia the wife of BAYLEY, her sister Abigail the wife of Hugh DOHERTY and their children John, Frances KELL and Rose SMITH, and her half-brother Henry CUDMORE.
4. Abigail CANNING, born in 1709.
5. Frances CANNING; married in 1729, George TISDALL.
6. Grace CANNING; married in 1726, Charles PHILLIPS.
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POULTER FAMILY IN KILKENNY. 

William POULTER, of Dunkitt, County Kilkenny; Probate, 1672, Diocese of Ossory Wills Index; his will, dated 20 April 1672, named his eldest son William, his son John POULTER; his younger son Joseph POULTER, the three children of his son John (all aged under 16 years), Michael and Joseph BURROUGHS (poor children related to his "... former wife"), and his wife Sarah; he was married to Sarah, who survived him; issue:
1. William POULTER, eldest son.
2. John POULTER; married, with issue:
     a. Elizabeth POULTER, born in or after 1657; aged under 16 in 1672, eldest daughter.
     b. Luke POULTER.
     c. William POULTER.
3. Joseph POULTER.
4. Sarah POULTER, born in or after 1657; aged under 16 in 1672.

William POULTER, of Dunkitt; Probate, 1703, Diocese of Ossory Wills Index, the will naming his wife Mary, his brother John POULTER, hs son-in-law James WILLIAMS, his cousin James BURROUGHS.

John POULTER, Senior, of Dunkitt, Gent; possibly the John POULTER of Dunkitt (unless instead the son) who made a Deed of Lease dated 13 September 1710, by which he demised his part of Dernamonsagh and Ballihomock in County Kilkenny, containing 260 acres, to Roger DEYOS of Melleville, in the parish of Dunkitt, for 51 years at an annual rent of £30 stg. [Memorial 29998, Book 47, Page 165]; Probate, 1711, Diocese of Ossory Wills Index, his will, dated 9 September 1710, naming his elder son William, his son John, his grandson William POULTER the eldest son of his son John, his younger grandson John POULTER the second son of his son John, his daughter Elizabeth the wife of Thomas ANNALY, his daughter Mary the wife of John HOSKINS, his daughter Anne the wife of Samuel TAYLOR ; he was the father of:
1. William POULTER; eldest son; died before 1743; married with issue:
     a. William POULTER, eldest son; Cabinet Maker, of Carlow, County Carlow, 1743, when he made Deeds of Lease and Release, dated respectively 3 and 4 February 1743 together with his wife Catherine, concerning his late grandfather's lands in Dunkitt, County Kilkenny [Memorial 78369, Book 114, Page 143].
2. John POULTER; second son; living at Dunkitt, 1743; issue:
     a. William POULTER.
     b. John POULTER.
3. Elizabeth POULTER; married before 1710 to Thomas ANNALY; both named in her father's will, 1710; as Elizabeth ANNERLY, Widow, September 1719, when named in a Deed made by Mary GREEN otherwise POULTER, and a potential bequest of £5 within four years after Mary's death.
4. Mary POULTER; married before 1710 to John HOSKINS; both named in her father's will, 1710.
5. Anne POULTER; married before 1710 to Samuel TAYLOR; both named in her father's will, 1710; as Mrs Ann TAYLOR, September 1719, when named in a Deed made by Mary GREEN otherwise POULTER, and a potential bequest of £5 within four years after Mary's death.

There were several others who may have been of the above family, but as they were neither named in John Senior's will, it appears more likely that they were either nephews or cousins:
a. Joseph POULTER; living in September 1719, of Dunkitt, when named in a Deed made by Mary GREEN otherwise POULTER, and a potential bequest of £10 within four years after Mary's death. Unless instead the uncle.
b. Andrew POULTER; living in September 1719, when named in a Deed made by Mary GREEN otherwise POULTER, and a potential bequest of £5 within four years after Mary's death. Inevitably the Andrew POULTER who married Letitia CANNING. See below.

Mary POULTER, probably born in or before 1700; she was married to John GREEN, of Dunkitt, County Kilkenny; they made Deeds of Lease and Release dated respectively 10 and 11 September 1719, by which John GREEN of Dunkitt and his wife Mary GREEN otherwise POULTER, demised unto John BISHOP of Gailekill, County Kilkenny, Esq, and William DOBBIN of Balleynekill, County Waterford, Esq, of the second part, and to Roger DEYOS of Mellvill, County Killkenny, Esq, of the third part, "... all that and those the Mills and Millraces of Dunkitt, and that part and parcel of Dunkitt aforesaid containing by common estimation 70 acres of land, to the use and behoof of... the said John GREEN and Mary his wife during their natural lives, and after the decease of the said Mary to the use and behoof of John GREEN during his natural life, the remainder to the use of the heirs male of the said John GREEN and the body of the said Mary lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue and behoof of the said John GREEN his heirs and assigns for ever, In which said deed of release the said premises are limited to the said Roger DEYOS his ex'ors adm'rs for the term of 21 years after the death of the said Mary's interest, to raise out of the Issues and Profits thereof the several sums hereafter named to be paid to the Persons hereafter named in four years after the death of the said Mary, that is to say - £10 to Joseph POULTER of Dunkitt; £10 to Elizab'th RIPPENHAM; £10 to Susana LIST (?); £5 to Richard FRANCIS and £5 to his sister Lydia FRANCIS; £5 to the widow Elizabeth ANNERLY; £5 to Mrs Ann TAYLOR; £30 to Mrs Mary FRANCIS daughter of Mr James FRANCIS; 30s to Joan KELLY; and £5 to Mr Andrew POULTER. Which said Deeds were perfected at the City of Waterford by said John GREEN and Mary his wife, in the presence of Lydia BLAINE the wife of John BLAINE of the said City, Mariner, Joseph COOKE, and Dan'l TAYLOR of the said City, Gent..." [Memorial 18258, Book 29, pages 449-450 (film image 27)].

John POULTER, of Dunkitt, in the county of Kilkenny, Gent, made Deeds of Lease and Release dated respectively 17 and 18 February 1725, by which "... for and in consideration of the sum of £80 ster'g, did grant, release, enfeoff and confirm unto the said Roger DEYOS (of Mellevill, county Kilkenny, Esq) his heirs and assigns, all that and those the Town and lands of Dunkitt containing by common estimation about 63 acres Plantation Measure be the same more or less, situate lying and being in the Barony of Idia and county of Kilkenny" [Memorial 32749, Book 51, Page 48].

William POULTER, of Botesdale, County Suffolk in Great Britain, made an Irish Deed of Conveyance by way of Lease and Release dated respectively 29 and 30 November 1725, by which he did "... give, grant and conform unto the said Alexander BOYD (of the City of Waterford), all that and those the Town and Lands of Derrynemonsagh and Bullyhomack, containing 260 acres Plantation Measure be the same more or less, all as enjoyed by Roger DEYES, Esqr, and also all that and those the Town and Lands of Dunkitt then possessed by John POULTER, containing 63 acres Plantation Measure be the same more or less, situate lying and being in the Barony of Ida, parish of Dunkitt and county of Kilkenny, together with the Houses, Tenements..." [Memorial 30392, Book 44, Page 539].

There was a POULTER family associated with the parish church of St Mary in Redgrave-cum-Botesdale, County Suffolk, about that time, the head of which may well have been the above William POULTER; he was married at Redgrave, Suffolk, 20 April 1793, to Hannah LINCOLNE; they had issue, including:
1. Mary POULTER; buried at St Mary's, Redgrave cum Botesdale, 11 January 1713.
2. Ann POULTER, baptized at Redgrave, 28 December 1712; probably died young.
3. Mary POULTER, baptized at Redgrave, 11 April 1714; probably died young.
4. William POULTER, baptized at Redgrave, 13 November 1715. Possibly buried at St Mary's, Redgrave cum Botesdale, 3 January 1729 (unless instead the father?).
5. John POULTER, baptized at Redgrave, 1 July 1721, perhaps a twin.
6. Sarah POULTER, baptized at Redgrave, 1 July 1721, perhaps the other twin.
7. Mary POULTER, baptized at Redgrave, 21 June 1724.

Mrs Jane POULTER, Widow, of Dunkitt; Probate 1758, Diocese of Ossory Wills Index; her will, dated 26 May 1758, named her daughter Jane DENN otherwise POULTER and her son-in-law Warren DENN (the sole executor). I have not yet found any information which identifies her husband.

Andrew POULTER, probably born in or before 1722, and perhaps the Mr Andrew POULTER namrd in John and Mary GREEN's 1719 Deed (but if so, probably then quite young); described as "Jurisperitus" in his son Joseph's T.C.D. Admission Registration; of Dunkitt, County Kilkenny, Esq, when he made a Deed of Lease and Release, dated 20 and 21 May 1745, citing the marriage portion of £700 he received when he married his late wife Letitia POULTER otherwise CANNING, and wishing to make a provision and settle his estate upon the children he had by her, he made a grant to his brother-in-law Stratford CANNING of "... all that and every the Towns, Villages, Hamlets, place and parcels of Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments hereinafter mentioned, that is to say the Town and parcel of Land commonly known by the name of Annaburrow, the parcel of land commonly known by the name of Park Reilly, and Bibby's Land, and the Lands of Dunkitt, with their appurtenances" [Memorial 81285, Book 116, Page 428]; Andrew is said to have died at Dunkitt, 14 May 1762, and was buried in Dunkitt Churchyard, County Kilkenny, where tombstone No. 4 recorded -"Beneath this stone lies what was mortal of Andrew POULTER of Dunkit, Esq., and of Letitia his wife, of Stratford son of the above Andrew and Letitia" [Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, Volume 4, 1898-1900, pages 82-84]; however, The Gentleman's and London Magazine recorded the "List of Deaths for the year 1761... At Dunkit, in the co. Kilkenny, Andrew POULTER, Esq," and Administration was "... granted the 9th day of January 1762 to the Reverend Joseph POULTER of Deanborough in the County of Kilkenny, Clerk, Son and Heir of Andrew POULTER late of Dunkitt in the same county Esq're of the Goods (and chattels) of said Andrew.  Inventory to be returned the tenth Day of June next and an Account when required."
Andrew was of the parish of St John's, Dublin, Gent, when married, by License of the Prerogative Court of Ireland dated 8 August 1733, to Letitia CANNING of the same parish, Spinster (daughter of George CANNING and Abigail STRATFORD); with probable issue:
1. Stratford POULTER.
2.  Joseph POULTER, born in County Kilkenny, about 1738; admitted Pensioner, Trinity College Dublin, 21 April 1757, aged 18 (Rev Mr JESSOP, Waterford), Scholar, 1759, B.A. Aestimus 1761; Clerk in Holy Orders, Ordained Deacon 16 August 1761, and Priest 4 October 1761 at Cork; Curate of St Anne, Shandon, 1761-62 (Diocese of Cork and Ross); Curate of Aghamacourt, 1762 (Diocese of Ossory); of Deanborough in the County of Kilkenny, Clerk, January 1762, when he obtained Administration of his late father's effects; Curate of Inchicologhan (or Castleinch), 1766 (Diocese of Ossory); of Dunkitt, 1775; he died in January 1789; "Joseph POULTER, Rev'd, of Dunkitt, County Kilkenny, Clerk, will dated 28 May 1788, proved 3 April 1789 - son Joseph; eldest daughter Elizabeth married to William ROBERTS of Cork, Esq; daughters Abigail, Letitia and Sarah; wife Margaret[BETHAM's Abstract];
Will of Rev Joseph POULTER:
"In the name of God Amen I the Rev'd Joseph POULTER of Dunkitt in the County of Kilkenny, Clerk, being in perfect health but sensible of the uncertainty of human life do make this my last Will and Testament. Imprimis - I leave and bequeath to my son Joseph all my free simple estate of Dunkitt particularly Bibbys land as also my freehold estate of Dunkitt and Farnoge, purchased from ACHESON, subject to all such debts as affect the same, and subject also to the fortunes of younger children, in manner following. Whereas by a deed bearing date the 25th day of July 1775 or thereabouts, the sum of three thousand pounds, and settled on the issue of my first marriage, and whereas Wm ROBERTS of the City of Cork Esq'r did receive the sum of £1000 as and for the marriage portion of Elizabeth his wife my eldest daughter. Now the rest and residue of the about 3000 L I leave and bequeath in manner following, to my daughter Abigail I leave and bequeath the sum of £800, to my daughter Letitia I leave and bequeath the sum of £700, and to my daughter Sarah I leave and bequeath the sum of £500, together with interest at the rate of five p.cent until the above respective sums are paid off, and whereas by the above mentioned deed of settlement I have a power of leaving an additional sum of £1000 either to the issue of my first or second marriage, Now I leave and bequeath that additional sum of £1000 to the female issue of my second marriage provided my son Joseph arrives to the age of twenty one years. I likewise leave and bequeath to the female issue of my second marriage the like sum of £1000 chargeable on my estate making in the whole the sum of £2000 in such shares as their guardian shall think proper; and if my son Joseph shall not arrive to the age of 21 years my will is that the above sum of £1000 which I have a discretionary power over shall revert and go to the issue of my first marriage (or their heirs) share and share alike. Item - I leave and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Margaret an interest in the town and lands of Ballinangary during her natural life, and after her decease to my oldest daughter Elisabeth and her heirs for ever.
Item - I leave and bequeath to the Rev Archdeacon HENRY an interest in the Rectorial Tythes of Kilcullshen until such time as the sum of £50 is discharged, which he was so good to be my security for. Item - I leave and bequeath to my wife Margaret all my other leasehold interests and personal fortunate (after paying my just debts and defraying funeral expenses) to be disposed of in whatever manner she shall think proper. I likewise appoint her sole guardian to her children. Lastly, I nominate and appoint Wm ROBERTS of the City of Cork, Wm DENIS of Salsborough, and Humphry JONES of Mullinsbro, Esqr's, Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all other wills heretofore at any time made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of May in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight.
" Joseph POULTER (seal)
"Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last Will and Testament of the Revd Joseph POULTER in presence of us who in his presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names James BARRON, Walter BARRON." [John Joseph GREENE's notes, familysearch.org]

Joseph was married firstly, by License dated 28 May 1763, to Elizabeth GEALE of Ballycallan, Spinster (only known daughter of John GEALE and Elizabeth EVANS, who had other issue, including sons Joseph GEALE who married Ann LOWCAY of Rosetown, Henry GEALE who married Jane EVANS, Benjamin GEALE who married Ann FALKINER, and Ebenezer GEALE who married Elizabeth PLEASANT); she was named in the will of her brother Ebenezer GEALE, late of the City of Dublin, Merchant, dated 24 December 1794, and proved P.C.I. on 9 September 1795, as the mother of his nieces Elizabeth ROBERTS, Abby POULTER and Letitia POULTER; Elizabeth died in 1773, and was buried at Dunkitt Churchyard; they had issue:
     a. Elizabeth POULTER; named in her father's will, 1788; named in her uncle Ebenezer GEALE's will, 1794; she died on 29 January 1811; she was married on 26 January 1789 to William ROBERTS (born in 1760, son of Michael ROBERTS and Mary SPIERS); he died on 26 December 1826, and was buried at Tracton Abbey, County Cork.
     b. Abigail POULTER; named in her father's will, 1788; named in her uncle Ebenezer GEALE's will, 1794; she was married at St Nicholas church, in July 1806, to Joseph WHITE.
     c. Letitia POULTER, baptized at Dunkitt, 30 October 1767; named in her father's will, 1788; named in her uncle Ebenezer GEALE's will, 1794; she died 17 December 1833, and was buried at Tracton Abbey.
     d. Sarah POULTER; named in her father's will, 1788; she was married to Thomas LEARY. See below.
     e. Ann POULTER, baptized at Dunkitt, September 1772.

Joseph was married secondly, by License dated 14 July 1775, to Margaret DENNIS of Mullinaborough in the Union of Dunkitt (born about 1752, daughter of Rev William DENNIS, D.D.); she died on 1 April 1825, and was buried at Dunkitt churchyard; the will of Margaret POULTER, 1825, Prerogative Court [John Joseph GREENE's notes, familysearch]:
"Wishing to settle all worldly matters while able and trusting in my gracious redeemer that I may act right to enable me in my last hours to die in peace thro' his atoning blood I leave and bequeath to Letitia POULTER my step daughter five hundred pounds sterl for her natural life and after her death to Mich'l ROBERTS Esq'r three hundred pounds of the above sum the other two hundred pounds sterling to his four sisters Mrs CROKER, Mrs FRIEND, Mary ROBERTS and Mrs. WILLIAMSON fifty pounds each for a remembrance, making in all the sum of the above five hundred pounds sterling. I leave to Mary Ann BUDD my grandchild seven hundred pounds sterl, to Letitia BUDD seven hundred pounds sterling, to Ellen six hundred pounds sterling, to Eliza and POULTER five hundred pounds sterling divided between them two hundred and fifty each making a [ ], to be left at interest till they come of age or married by the consent of my trustees. I leave Doc'r MACKESY three hundred pounds for his conduct to me, and have every certainty of his conduct to my dear Mary['s?] children by educated them and putting them to what business they are most fit for, as idleness is the root of all evil in youth. I leave Sally LEARY['s] three sons fifty pounds each, and ten pounds to Sally herself; in case any of the boys die, to go to the surviving; also [if] any of the BUDDs should die, to go share and share alike to the surviving.
" Marg't POULTER. June 10th 1824
"I leave twenty guineas to Willm LUMBLEY should he be living with me at my decease and mourning to all my servants and year wages. I wish to have the vault at Dunkitt walled in and secured as no other person is to be interred after me, and leave some poor women two guineas yearly to keep it clean. I leave ten pounds to the poor people immediately about Mr POULTER's property.
" Margaret POULTER
"I leave Doc'r Lewis MACKESY and Mich'l ROBERTS Esqr Cork, son to Miss POULTER, trustees to this my will as I have their consent.
" Marg't POULTER. June 1824
"I leave fifty pounds sterl to the Revd Mr. PRICE to distribute in charity as he ???
" Marg't POULTER. June 26 1824
"Seeing the uncertainty of human life, make this my last will and testament, trusting in my savior for a happy change thru his merits out of this state of darkness and distress. I request this poor body of clay to be kept as long here as safety to the living, and to be interred at the Dunkitt vault, and it will be full and none of the family to enter. As Miss POULTER wishes to be interred in Cork, my wish will be to have a wall built round it for security year, to keep it safe and clear. From the conduct of Godfrey GREENE Esqr to his unfortunate children, not allowing me his two elder children who I have solicited better now than six years to take and educate, and having received so unkind and shocking a letter on Sunday last, that I now do declare most absolutely to cut them off and dispossess them of any thing I shall die worth. The very name of GREENE I renounce, and was it the Almighty's will to take every one of them before they knew so much vice. It would make me completely happy, but the Lords ways are past finding out and must be right. Godfrey GREENE and his wife I leave one shilling, never anymore.
"      by Mrs Margaret POULTER
"The first part of this will is my decided wish and melancholy to think that parents should injure their children who they ought to protect and thankful to God and left them with one who was anxious to educate them
" Marg't POULTER. June 1824
"In case my unfortunate grand son Joseph Poulter GREENE never joined his father Godfrey GREENE in any deed when he came of age and then was his own Master, I leave in trust with them provided he leaves his father's home my bridge debentures to put him into any situation they may approve for him to earn his bread just and honestly 
" Marg't POULTER. July 1824
"Should there be any assists over after paying my funeral expense building either wall or iron railing to my vault at Dunkitt and giving my servants what I left them I leave to my trustees to distribute as they think proper should Sally Leary want any matter they could spare I dare say the would consider her.
" Marg't POULTER. This February 1825 I have written this."
Joseph had further issue by Margaret:
     f. Mary POULTER, born 11 June 1776; she died on 18 October 1818, and was buried at Dunkitt churchyard, with the following M.I. - "Sacred to the Memory of Mary wife of Thomas Lewis MACKESY, M.D., and daughter of the Rev Joseph POULTER, who died 18 October, 1818. Her remains lie in the adjacent vault" [Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, Volume 4, 1898-1900, pages 82-84]; she was married on 1 May 1813, to Thomas Lewis MACKESY (born in 1790, son of William MACKESY and Charlotte LEWIS); M.D.; he died on 8 April 1869, and was buried at Dunkitt churchyard; he married secondly, on 2 March 1822, to Charlotte VINCENT, and thirdly, on 3 May 1844, to Helena MADDEN (born about 1800; died in August 1870).
     g. Margaret POULTER, born on 9 January 1778; she died on 13 February 1848, and was buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery; she was married at St Olave's, Waterford, 13 February 1806, to Godfrey GREENE (born 1776); he died on 4 May 1859.
     h. Ann POULTER, born on 12 November 1781; she died on 6 October 1817, and was buried at Dunkitt with the following M.I. "Here lieth the remains of Mary Anne BUDD, wife of Tobias BUDD of Dunkitt, Esq. who departed this life October 6th 1817 aged 35 years" [Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, Volume 4, 1898-1900, pages 82-84]; she was married at Waterford, 11 December 1802, by settlements dated 17 December, to Tobias BUDD, of Blossom Hill, Kilkenny (born about 1775, son of Benjamin and Hannah BUDD); he died in 1825.
     j. Joseph POULTER, born about 1783; he died on 8 December 1800, and was buried at Dunkitt.
     k. Joseph (?) Stratford POULTER, born in 1785; he died on 7 April 1786, buried ditto. Query whether these last two may have had their burial details reversed?
3. Mary POULTER; married at Shandon Church, 18 or 19 June 1763, James CARPENTER, Hardware Merchant [Cork Evening Post, Monday 20 June 1763].
4. Abigail POULTER; she died in 1786; she was married on 25 May 1765, as his first wife, to William BRADISH (born 19 Sep 1733); he died on 5 Aug 1811, having made his will on 27 May 1807, leaving his property to his present wife Rebecca and their two daughters, with a bequest to his eldest daughter Letitia; Abigail and William had issue:
     a. Joseph BRADISH, born in Kilkenny, 1767, the eldest son; living in 1814 (a Plaintiff); he may have died in Liverpool in July 1832; his will was probably proved in 1834, Diocese of Ossory; he was married, by M.L.B. of the Diocese of Cashel dated 21 November 1791, to Anne CHADWICK; with issue.
     b. Wheaton BRADISH, second son; an adult; died v.p., unmarried and s.p.
     c. James BRADISH, born about 1773, the third son; died v.p., married, leaving issue; said to have died in the U.S. in 1799.
     d. Stratford BRADISH, fourth son; an adult; died v.p., unmarried and s.p.
     e. Andrew BRADISH, fifth son; living in 1814 (a Plaintiff); said to have died in Canada in 1817.
     f. Letitia BRADISH; married before 1811, Samuel SMITH; he was living in 1814 (a Plaintiff).
William married secondly, in 1791, Rebecca CARTWRIGHT (she was living in 1814, when named as a joint Defendant in a Chancery Court Action brought on by her three surviving step-children); he had further issue by Rebecca:
     g. Elizabeth BRADISH; living in 1814 (a Defendant).
     h. Mary BRADISH; living in 1814 (a Defendant).
5. William POULTER.
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LEARY FAMILY IN WATERFORD AND WEXFORD. 

Thomas LEARY; of Waterford, Ireland; Merchant's Clerk, 1805; he died "Yesterday morning, in King-street, after a short illness, Mr. Thomas Leary, for many years a merchant in this city" [Waterford Mail, 28 April 1838].
Thomas was married at St Patrick's, Waterford, 29 September 1805, by License of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore dated 21 September, to Sarah POULTER, Spinster, of St Peter’s Parish in the City of Waterford; she was named Sarah in her father's will, 1789 will; she was named in the 1824 will of her step-mother Margaret (DENNIS) POULTER - "... I leave Sally LEARY's three sons fifty pounds each and ten pounds to Sally herself, in case any of the boys die to go to the surviving"; Sarah died "On the morning of the 6th ult., in King-street, Sarah, wife of Mr. Thomas Leary, and daughter of the late Rev. Joseph Poulter, of Dunkit, Clerke.  She was an affectionate wife, a tender mother, and a friend to the poor.  She departed this life on the dependence of the mercy of God, through Jesus Christ, for salvation" [Waterford Mail, Wednesday, February 7, 1838].

Thomas and Sarah had issue, including:
1. Isaac LEARY. See [D] below.
2. Joseph Poulter LEARY; died in 1842.
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ISAAC LEARY OF WEXFORD, N.S.W. AND NEW ZEALAND.

[D] Isaac LEARY, born in the City of Waterford, 24 August 1811; in December 1832, under the heading "CHEAP," he opened a "Printing and Book-binding Establishment, Nearly opposite Mr HUGHES, Wine Merchant, Main Street, Wexford" [Wexford Constitution, 15 December]; in July 1839, as "... Bookseller, Stationer, Printer and Bookbinder, opposite Mr WICKHAM's Brewery, Main Street," he announced that he had "... this day opened a new Circulating Library..." [Wexford Independent, 6 July].

Isaac and his wife PHOEBE, with the young family, and his PIDGEON in-laws, sailed from Liverpool on the ship Orestes, bound for N.S.W.; they arrived in Sydney on 14 May 1841, "... late yesterday evening, with 280 emigrants, under the superintendence of Mr. J. B. PETER, surgeon. 16 deaths and 5 births have occurred during the voyage" [Sydney Gazette, Saturday, May 15, 1841]; the passenger indent recorded Isaac as aged 30, Printer, a Protestant, born Wexford Town, County Wexford (his parents Thomas and Sarah LEARY), with Phoebe aged 30, Milliner, born Wexford (her mother's name recorded as Elizabeth PIDGEON), daughter Sarah, aged 4, born Wexford, and son Joseph, infant, born on the voyage out.
Isaac settled originally in Sydney; "General Book-binding and Account Book Manufactory, Brougham Place, next door but one to Mr GREEN's. ISAAC LEARY takes leave to announce to the Gentry and the Public that he will commence the above business, in its various branches, of Plain and Ornamental Binding, in Morocco, Calf, Roan, Vellum and Sheep, etc, etc, at his present residence, on Wednesday 1st of September next; Where he shall be happy to receive any orders he may be favoured with; and for durability, elegance of finish, and moderation in charge, he trusts to be surpassed by none. Orders from the Country punctually attended to. Sydney, 23 August 1841" [Temperance Advocate (Sydney), 20 October 1841]; he was named in a "List of Unclaimed Letters for the month of October 1841" as "... Isaac LEARY, ... newspaper office" [Australasian Chronicle (Sydney), 11 November 1841]; he was named in a long list of members of Mr SMIDMORE's [election] Committee, for Brisbane Ward [The Guardian (Sydney), 5 October 1844].

"WOLLOMBI... Our Post Office. - The management of this department has just changed hands, Mr M. BYRNE, our townsman, having succeeded as postmaster Mr Isaac LEARY, who had held that situation for years past, during which time his uniform civility and rectitude of conduct, both in office and as a neighbor, gained him the esteem of our community, who regret his departure form hence to Sydney, where we believe he intends to fix his residence." [Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Wednesday 3 July 1850].

Isaac first arrived in Auckland about 1863; he did not remain for the duration, but he did settle in Palmerston North about 1873; he was appointed to Western Rangeitiki, by Wellington Education Board, January 1875 [Wanganui Chronicle, 12 January].

Isaac died at his residence, Palmerston North, N.Z., 5 December 1879, aged 68 years [Manawatu Times, 10 December]; the Manawatu Times of 10 December 1879 carried this obituary:
"IN MEMORIAM.
"On Friday night there died at his residence in this town, Mr Isaac LEARY, at the ripe old age of 69 years, one who had well played his part in the past as a colonist, a husband and a father, and whose death is well worthy of more than a passing notice.
"Mr LEARY was born in the City of Waterford on 24 August 1811 - four years before that decisive victory which gave peace to Europe and a life long captivity to Napoleon (sic).
"His grandfather on his mother's side was the Rev Joseph POULTER, Rector of Dunkit (sic) in the County of Kilkenny, and as his father, who was a flour merchant in Waterford, belonged to the Society of Friends, the marriage was a cause of a rupture between the rector and his daughter.
"While quite a young man, Mr LEARY settled in Wexford, where he opened a book seller's shop, and married the wife who survived him. In the year 1841, just 38 years ago, with his young family, he sailed from Liverpool on the Orestes, and after a most perilous voyage of five months, arrived in Sydney in May of the same year.
"On his arrival he entered into business as a book seller, but not being successful, he took to teaching, keeping a school at Camden, and in the country north of Maitland, after which he purchased a farm within a few miles of Sydney, and settled down to agricultural life, but was induced to relinquish it to take charge of the British and Foreign Bible Society's Depot.
"While resident in that city, Mr LEARY in conjunction with his brother-in-law, the Rev Mr PIDGEON, City Missionary, was a most earnest worker in the service of religion, preaching regularly, for years, and ably assisting in the good work of reclaiming the fallen and strengthening the wavering.
"After he had severed his connection with that institution, he was appointed to the management of a branch establishment in Geelong of the publishing house of Moorauld (?) Creighan, of Sydney, where he was at the outbreak of the Mount Alexander diggings...[I skipped a few bits here]... tried his fortune... moderately successful... not suited to his retired habits... turned his back on the diggings.
"Fifteen years ago he arrived in Auckland, and although he had not been all that time in this colony, for the past five years he has been resident in Palmerston..."

Isaac LEARY, Bookseller, was married in June 1835, "... At Rathaspeck Church, County Wexford... to Miss PIDGEON" [Waterford Mail, 1 July 1835], otherwise Pheobe PIDGEON, she was born in Wexford about 1811, daughter of Richard PIDGEON and Elizabeth FOLEY, and sister of Rev Nathaniel PIDGEON (1803-1879), Elizabeth PIDGEON (1809-1861) the wife of Thomas MULLEN, and Ann PIDGEON (1815-1856) the wife of William BRADLEY; Phoebe died at her residence, Church Street, Palmerston North, N.Z., 1 December 1883, aged 72 years.

Isaac and Phoebe had issue:
1. Sarah LEARY; born at Main Street, Wexford, 2 July 1836; aged 4 on arrival in N.S.W., 1841; she died at Pitt Street, Sydney, 19 January 1864.
2. Thomas LEARY, born at Main Street, Wexford, 28 April 1838; died at sea, February 1841, on the voyage out to N.S.W.
3. Richard LEARY, born at Main Street, Wexford, 3 November 1839; died at sea, February 1841, on the voyage to N.S.W.
4. Joseph Poulter LEARY, born on the Indian Ocean, 2 May 1841, during the voyage to N.S.W., and baptised in Sydney, 1841 #90; he learnt the printing trade in Sydney, and went to Auckland in 1863 where he worked for the New Zealand Herald; he joined the Government Printing Office in 1864; he was co-founder of the Rangitikei Advocate in 1874, and later also the Manawatu Times, which he took over when the partnership was dissolved, and sold that newspaper in 1880; he died in N.Z., 27 October 1921, aged 82 years; he was married at Ohariu Valley, near Wellington, 6 October 1868, to Mary AUSTIN, youngest daughter of Charles AUSTIN, Esq, by his wife Margaret Boucher MOODY (Margaret died at Johnsonville, 12 Aug 1881, aged 73); Mary died at her residence, the Square, Palmerston North, 1 June 1884, aged 35 years; they had issue:
a. Phoebe LEARY, born in N.Z., 1869 #19642; died on 14 April 1893.
Joseph was married secondly, in N.Z., 1886 #421, to Mary Elizabeth CARTY.
5. Isaac LEARY, born in Sydney, 7 August 1843, and was baptised in N.S.W., 1843 #869; died an infant.
6. Isaac Thomas LEARY, born at Hill End, near Bathurst, 28 October 1844, and was baptised in N.S.W., 1844 #247; he died at his parents residence, Botany Road, Redfern, 22 October 1873.
7. Richard LEARY, born at Wollombi, Maitland parish, 13 December 1846, and was baptised in N.S.W., 1846 #1146; he went to New Zealand; Chemist, with premises in the Square, Palmerston North; he died at Palmerston North, 27 December 1901; he was married in N.Z., 1887 #1999, to Florence Lucy GEISEN (born in 1869, daughter of Edward GIESEN and Margaret AUSTIN) - Florence was a niece of Mary AUSTIN (the wife of Richard's older brother Joseph Poulter LEARY); Richard and Florence had issue:
a. Richard Frank LEARY, born in N.Z., 1888; died 27 December 1891, aged 3 years.
  b. Leonard Poulter LEARY, born in Palmerston North, 24 March, 1891; 5th Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F., August 1914, and served in Samoa; he transferred to the Royal Field artillery, 1915, and served in England, Egypt and France; M.C.; twice wounded, the second time in November 1917, and was "invalided" to the Instructional Staff of No 2 Cadet School, R.F.A., at Topsham Barracks, Exeter; he returned to N.Z. in 1919; called to Bar, 1920; LL.B., 1939; he ceased practice in 1940 to re-enlist, but was deemed too old for overseas service; he joined the Territorial Force, and was O.C. of the 1st Field Regiment, N.Z. Artillery, from October 1943; he died at Lake Rotoiti, 11 April 1990; he was married firstly, in Exeter Cathedral, Devon, 2 April 1918, to Margaret Mason ROBERTSON, younger daughter of George ROBERTSON of Emberton, Northumberland; she returned to England, and they were divorced in 1933; they had issue a daughter; Leonard was married secondly in Auckland, 1934, to Dorothy Lovelace MILNE; by her he had further issue three sons and one daughter.
c. Ernest Richard LEARY, born in N.Z., 1895; died in N.Z., 1918.
d. Eric Sydney LEARY, born in 1898; died on 13 February 1902, aged 3 years.
Florence was married secondly, in Dunedin, 3 March 1910, to Dominic Horewood Lascelles CORRIGAN; she was at Sea View, Remuera, 1918; she went to Kenya in August 1941 to visit her daughter; she was murdered at Taita Hills, Kenya, in early August 1941, by her son-in-law, Vladimir Vasil VERBI; Florence had further issue - a daughter Lascelles Leary CORRIGAN, born N.Z., 1911, who married VERBI in 1939, and died in 2009, leaving issue.
8. Eliza Ann LEARY, born at Wollembi, 29 August 1848, and baptised in N.S.W., 1848 #1148; she died at York Street, Sydney, 6 November 1850.
9. (unknown) LEARY, born and died at Glebe, about September 1850.


A biography published on wikipedia.org:
"Leonard Poulter LEARY was born at Palmerston North on 24 March 1891 into a comfortable, middle-class, Methodist family. He was the second of four sons of Florence Lucy GIESEN and her husband, Richard LEARY, a chemist with a shop on The Square. The family lived behind and above the shop. From an early age his parents were ambitious for Leonard; his mother saw that he was taught to play the piano and his father encouraged a love of books. His happy childhood was suddenly interrupted by Richard LEARY’s death when he was 10, and the death of his youngest brother two months later.
"Leonard attended College Street and Terrace End schools in Palmerston North, Prince Albert College as a boarder in Auckland, and Palmerston North High School. When his mother was advised that her sons should go to Wellington College, where they ‘would meet many of the boys who would be prominent later on’, they were dispatched to Wellington. Leary later studied law and discovered drama at Victoria College. He had a vigorous, outgoing personality and an ‘irrepressible wit’, and he formed enduring friendships during his university years.
"His legal studies were cut short by the First World War, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He led a procession of Victoria students to the recruiting office as soon as war was declared. He served from August 1914 in the 5th (Wellington) Regiment in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (Samoa), and from 1915 with the Royal Field Artillery, British Army, in England, Egypt and France. He was awarded the Military Cross, wrote a ‘Boys’ Own’-style memoir of the Samoa campaign called New Zealanders in Samoa (1918), and returned to New Zealand in 1919.
"LEARY resumed his legal studies at Auckland University College, where he was admitted to the Bar in 1920 (he graduated LLB in 1939). A wartime marriage on 2 April 1918 at Exeter to an English nurse, Margaret Mason ROBERTSON, ended when she returned to England. They were divorced in August 1933; there was one daughter of the marriage. On 25 January 1934, at Auckland, Leonard LEARY married Dorothy Lovelace MILNE, with whom he had three sons and a daughter.
"Between the wars Leary was a member of the National Defence League of New Zealand. Although he volunteered to fight in the Second World War, his age disqualified him for overseas service. Nevertheless, he gave up his practice and served full time in the Territorial Force (1940–45), from October 1943 as officer commanding the 1st Field Regiment, New Zealand Artillery. He was also a formidable force at recruiting rallies.
"After the war Leary delighted in the family life his increasing success at the Bar allowed him to enjoy. In 1948 he purchased a farm in Don Buck Road, Massey, and aimed at spending three days a week there. A second home at Otaramarae on Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua, brought new experiences when he became a friend and valued adviser to his Ngati Pikiao neighbours. He served on several trust committees for them.
"LEARY is best remembered for his advocacy and his passion for the law. He was an Auckland barrister for over 50 years, and became a Queen’s counsel in 1952. A member of the council and the disciplinary committee of the Auckland District Law Society for many years and its president (1946–48), he was the mover of the resolution at the New Zealand Law Society’s conference in Napier in 1954 to set up a separate and permanent Court of Appeal of New Zealand. Leary acted as counsel in many cases, but two that he himself singled out were the case of William BAYLY, who was convicted of murdering his neighbours at Ruawaro, in which Leary acted as junior to E. H. NORTHCROFT; and Thomas HAYR’s case in 1952, where Leary mounted a successful defence of automatism for the first time in New Zealand, or in any common law jurisdiction. BAYLY and Edward Te WHIU, who brutally murdered an elderly woman in her home, were the only two people defended by LEARY who were hanged.
LEARY’s autobiography, published in 1977, does scant justice to his reputation as a great raconteur, but some of the advice it contains is still fresh. The secret of advocacy, he wrote, lies in carrying an audience ‘from the known to the unknown, from the acceptable to the less acceptable’. The jury must be converted in small, simple steps to the point of view a lawyer desires them to adopt.

LEARY was socially and politically conservative and active in politics throughout his life. He was chairman of the Parnell electorate committee of the New Zealand National Party and later chairman of the Massey branch of the Party. The Auckland profession assembled to honour him after his 80th birthday, when he told them that he believed that the secret of happiness in a career at the Bar was hard work and preparation, and ‘showing no elation at success or feeling no rancour at failure’. In 1973 LEARY was made a C.M.G. for services to law. In 1989 he published a New Zealand historical novel, Where rivers meet. He died at Lake Rotoiti on 11 April 1990. His funeral service was conducted in St Faith’s Church at Ohinemutu, after which he was carried to the Houmaitawhiti marae for his tangihanga, and he was the first Pakeha buried in the Rawahirua cemetery. Leary was survived by his wife, Lovelace, and his five children."
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The following but as yet "unprocessed" notes, including a number of Deeds Registered in Dublin, were kindly provided by Gar WATSON:

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, During the Time of Lord Chancellor Manners, 1807-1814 (1839)
In Ireland
[BRADISH v. BRADISH.]

By a codicil which he afterwards made, he bequeathed her a sum of 1000l. belonging to him, which was a charge on the estate of Joseph POULTER.
Reg’d 21st Apr 1788
Book 396, Page 445, Mem No 262148
Mortgage dated 11th April 1788.  Rev’d Joseph POULTER of Dunkitt County Kilkenny, first part; John JONES of Mullenabro, second part; William ROBERTS, City Cork, Merchant, and Elizabeth ROBERTS otherwise POULTER his wife, third part; and Rev’d Hans Tho’s YELL, City Waterford L.L.D., fourth part. Reciting Lease of Release of 25th July 1775 made between Rev’d J. POULTER, first part; Benjamin GALE, City Dublin, and William DENIS, City Waterford, Esq, second part; and James EVANS, of Balleen, Co Kilkenny, and said John JONES, third part; Sarah DENNIS, City Waterford, Widow, and Margaret DENIS, Spinster, her daughter, fourth part.  Joseph POULTER in conse'n of a marriage with Margaret DENIS gave to said B. GEALE and Rev’d W. DENNIS Annesborough, Parker Reilly, Bibbys Land and Dunkitt held in fee, and part of Dunkitt and Farnoge, held for lives, to raise £1000 of which was for ???? of Elizabeth POULTER, the Elizabeth ROBERTS party to this mortgage - Abigail POULTER, Letitia and Sarah POULTER daughters of Joseph POULTER by Elizabeth GEALE his late wife - said sum of £3000 to be paid to said three daughters as Marriage portions in such manner and proportion as said Joseph POULTER might will.  Said Hans Tho’s YELL agreed to advance the sum of £1000 by Mortgage for portion of Elizabeth ROBERTS.
["Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland," Volume 4 (1898-1900) pages 82-84]
Dunkitt Old Churchyard, Diocese of Ossory
[From Surgeon Lt.-Colonel Greene, 23 Herbert-place, Dublin]
Inscriptions on tombs:
Enclosed by an iron railing is a monument in the form of an obelisk and on either side two flat tombstones.  The centre monument bears the following inscriptions:
* On one side: — 
“In the vault opposite this inscription lyeth the remains of the Rev Joseph POULTER, of Dunkitt, and of his son Joseph to whose memory this monument is erected by Mrs Margaret POULTER, the faithful relict of the first mentioned, and tender mother of the latter.”
* On the other side: — 
“Sacred to the memory of Margaret, widow of the Rev Joseph POULTER, of Dunkitt, daughter of the Rev Doctor DENIS D.D., of Waterford, who died April 1st, 1825, aged 73 years.”
On tombstone No. 4  : — 
“Beneath this stone lies what was mortal of Andrew POULTER of Dunkit, Esq., and of Letitia his wife, of Stratford son of the above Andrew and Letitia.
"Of Elizabeth first wife of the Rev Joseph POULTER and of Joseph Stratford, son of the above Joseph, and his second wife Margaret.
"He exchanged this life for a better the 7th day of April, 1786 aged one year.
"Also the body of the Rev Joseph POULTER, Rector of Kilculliheen, who departed this life — January, 1789, in the 44 year of his age.
"Also his son Joseph POULTER who departed this life 8th December, 1800, aged 17 years." 
On tombstone No. 5: — 
“In the vault lieth the mortal remains of Frances Josephine aged 8, and Mary aged 3 who died 29th and 30th March, 1860, children of Joseph Poulter MACKESY, M.B.
"Joseph Poulter MACKESY, M.B., F.R.C.S.L, died 3 April 1866 aged 50.
"Thomas Lewis MACKESY, M.D., F.R.C.S.I., died 8 April 1869 aged 79 years.
"Helen MACKESY died Augt. 9th 1870. Frances Rosetta, wife of Josh. Poulter MACKESY,  M.B., F.R.C.S.I., died December 22 1891 aged 74 years:" 
On a tomb inside of the old church :— 
“Here lieth the Body of the Rev William DENIS, late Rector of Killcullifaheen, who died April 11th, 1815, aged 59 years. Also his beloved wife Ellen, who died February 4th, 1837, aged 82 years.
"Also Mrs Maria Anne KING, she died June 4th, 1815, aged 35 years. Also Mrs Margaret SHEPPARD who died — July, 1831, aged 44 years. Also William Denis KING who died — October, 1827, aged 20 years.'* 
'The POULTER family is now extinct. They appear to have come from the Co. Suffolk. Under the Act of Settlement, 18 Charles II., part 2, William POULTER was granted 86 acres 2 roods 27 perches of Farnoge, which belonged to William GANLE, Irish Papist ; 260 acres of Derrenemonsy, former proprietor Thomas DENN; and 260 acres of Dunkitt, former owner, Peter Stronge. All these lands are in the Co. Kilkenny, parish of Dunkitt.

New Zealand Botanical Society Newsletter Number 126 December 2016
Biographical Sketch – Dominic Harewood Lascelles CORRIGAN (1874 – 1962)
Val SMITH, 80 Mill Road, New Plymouth 4310.
"The forenames of Dominic Harewood Lascelles CORRIGAN suggest a fascinating family ancestry. In 1832 his paternal great-grandfather James CORRIGAN of the 74th Highland Regiment left County Carlow, Ireland, with his wife Alice and their seven children, for Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). There, in 1848, their eldest son Samuel Bradley CORRIGAN (1820-1903) married Louisa LASCELLES (1829-1901), daughter of Thomas Allen LASCELLES, private secretary to Lieutenant-Governor Thomas DAVY, and later police magistrate. Louisa's grandmother Ellen (Ann) WAINWRIGHT had the "honour" of arriving with the first fleet in 1788, transported for seven years from Lancashire, England, at the age of 17 years for stealing items of clothing. Her daughter Mary (Ann) was born on Norfolk Island in 1795, and after the accidental death of her husband Dennis McCarty in 1820, she married Lascelles. 
Dominic's father was Cornelius Fookes CORRIGAN (1852-1902), the second child and elder son of Louisa and Samuel Bradley CORRIGAN. Cornelius was born in Richmond, Tasmania, grew up in Geelong, Victoria, and by 1868 was working in Dunedin as a bank teller under William LARNACH (also from Geelong). On 17 January 1874 in the Otepoto parish, Cornelius married Deborah BLAKE, daughter of hotel-keeper Robert BLAKE (1816-1882) and his wife Julie MINDEN (1819-1885), who moved from Tasmania to Dunedin around 1864 and later to Thames. In April 1874, in one of his many brushes with the law, Cornelius was sentenced to three years "penal servitude" for cheque forgery.  Dominic was born on 17 June 1874 and named after Sir Dominic CORRIGAN (1802-1880), a first cousin of his grandfather; his sister Beatrice was born in Thames on 10 September 1875. Apparently Deborah lived with her parents there for several years – the children attended school in Thames until at least 1886. By 1887 Deborah and the children were in Nelson. In December 1889 Dominic was recommended as a probationer at the Bridge Street School and at the end of his first year received special commendation, but resigned in May 1891 to work at the Colonial Bank of New Zealand in Nelson. When the Colonial Bank amalgamated with the Bank of New Zealand in 1895 he was one of the officers transferred. On the certificate of his mother's death in 1894 Dominic was the named informant, although his father was listed as living – Cornelius died in the Australian outback near Broken Hill in 1902. 
"In February 1910 at St Matthew's Church, Dunedin, Dominic CORRIGAN married Florence Lucy Leary (née GIESEN), widow of Palmerston North chemist Richard Frank Leary and mother of two teenage sons. Florence's parents farmed at Feilding and her mother Margaret, sister-in-law Mary (Polly) LEARY and Florence were prominent in the women's suffragette movement in Palmerston North. Dominic and Florence lived at Sea View Road, Remuera, Auckland, and their daughter Lascelles was born in 1911, when her mother was 47. World War 1 took its toll: 21 year-old Ernest LEARY died in July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, and in December that year Florence, with Lascelles, arrived in England. The five-year old went to school at Lewes, they had summer together on the Isle of Wight, and Florence spent time with her twice-wounded elder son Leonard convalescing at Woolwich; she attended his Military Cross investiture and probably his short-lived marriage in Exeter Cathedral. After two years in England mother and daughter left for New Zealand in December 1918.
"Moving to Tauranga in November 1918, Dominic CORRIGAN managed the local branch of the Bank of New Zealand until his retirement in 1929, after 38 years of service at Nelson, Timaru, Lawrence, Gore, Christchurch, Auckland, New Plymouth, Kohukohu (Hokianga) and Tauranga. From their home on Second Avenue the family continued their long-time interests in music, drama, sport and horticulture. In 1930 school inspector and naturalist Harry CARSE described Hebe corriganii ("McLaren's Falls, near Tauranga (Bay of Plenty). D. CORRIGAN! B. SLADDEN!"), also mentioning seedlings, cuttings and notes provided by SLADDEN. Tragically, on 7 June 1941, Florence CORRIGAN died while visiting their daughter and grandchild in Kenya – shot (accidentally?) by their son-in-law, retired missionary Vladimir VERBI. Dominic lived on until 1962 and the age of 88, and was survived by his daughter Lascelles VERBI, who died in 2007 at the age of 96, and granddaughters Mary and Florence. Mary BROZ (née VERBI) is known to have traveled from London in 1957 to stay with Leonard LEARY, and completed a Diploma of Agriculture (Dairying) at Massey University in 1961."

More About Vladimir VERBI by Christine NICHOLLS | Oct 19, 2015 
I’d like to return to the subject of Vladimir VERBI (see my blogs of February and December 2013), the missionary who shot his mother-in-law in the Taita Hills in 1941. To recap, VERBI was having trouble with his second wife, Lascelles, and forbade her going to a party in Voi. When she disobeyed, he angrily took his gun into the garden, because he was trying to deter crows from eating his strawberries. There is no doubt that VERBI was very proud of the non-indigenous crops he had introduced in his terraced garden at Ngerenyi – he pioneered strawberries, oranges and other fruit – and it was vital to keep birds off them. Verbi had retired as a missionary, having been in the Taita Hills since 1894. He had originally been at Wusi where he built a house (inhabited by Peter BOSTOCK and his family in 1941, the year of the killing) and began a church, and later he constructed a road up the hill to Ngerenyi, where he built a house to live in when he retired in 1929. He had instructed the African labour he employed in the techniques of erecting houses in stone – indeed, he had started a Vocational School in Wusi. He lived in his retirement home for a couple of years (his first wife had died in 1928), and then again in 1933-4. He subsequently travelled and visited his native Bulgaria, but as war clouds gathered he returned again to Ngerenyi in 1939 with his new wife.
While VERBI was in the garden, he shot dead his mother-in-law, sitting on the veranda. She was on a visit from New Zealand to see her newborn grandchild, and was due to return home in a few days. After the shooting, which VERBI said was an accident, he was accused of murder and incarcerated in prison in Mombasa. There he was visited by Peter BOSTOCK, who had been called by the District Commissioner to sit with VERBI and support him immediately after the shooting. Upon appeal, VERBI was freed on a technicality – apparently his wife’s comments when she initially thought her husband had killed her mother were erroneously used in the original trial. VERBI went back to Ngerenyi where he lived until his death in Mombasa hospital in 1956.

Building the house at Ngerenyi, and VERBI in 1927
VERBI’s second wife, Lascelles Leary CORRIGAN, had been born in New Zealand in 1911 and was taken to Lewes in England when she was five, arriving in London in December 1916. We know that she was taken from Liverpool to Canada in December 1918 on the ship Grampian, possibly on the way back to New Zealand, with her mother, who had been visiting her son Leonard, wounded in World War 1. Mother and daughter had spent the summer of 1917 on the Isle of Wight (Evening Post, 16 January 1918). Lascelles was a feisty person, with spirited views, not always easy to get along with. She sailed from Wellington, NZ, to London in April 1937 and it was on this voyage that she met VERBI. The missionary’s good looks, bushy eyebrows and jolly manner must have impressed her, and they married in Farnham on 3 June 1937 when VERBI was 63 and she 36. The age gap of 27 years could have posed a problem.
Lascelles did not abandon VERBI after the trial, for by then she must have believed that the shooting had been an accident. The pair had one small daughter, Mary, born in 1938, and they subsequently had another daughter, Florence, named for the deceased mother-in-law. From his first marriage Verbi already had three sons, now grown up. Who was Lascelles’ mother, whom VERBI shot? She was Florence Lucy, née GIESEN, born in New Zealand in 1869, one of the eleven children of Edward GIESEN (1842-1906) and his wife Margaret AUSTIN. Edward was a hosier and draper in Wellington, and not an entirely successful one because he was bankrupt in 1868. Florence married Richard LEARY, a chemist with a shop in The Square, Palmerston North, in 1887. He had been born of an Irish family in Australia in 1846 and went to New Zealand in 1863. Richard LEARY and Florence, who lived above the shop, had four sons, two of whom died at the age of three. One of the sons, Ernest, was killed in World War 1, leaving only Leonard, born in 1891. Another blow to Florence was the death of her husband Richard in 1901. She struggled on for nine years raising her two remaining sons, and then she married again, in 1910, in Dunedin. Her new husband was Dominic Hareward Lascelles CORRIGAN (1874-1962). They lived at Sea View, Remuera, Auckland, NZ, and later at Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. Their daughter Lascelles was born a year after the marriage, when her mother was 47.
I have tried to tell the story of the woman who died in this unfortunate affair, lest she be forgotten. She had two successful marriages, six children, two of whom survived, and a pleasant home in New Zealand. Her sudden death must have been a shock to her husband Dominic and her son Leonard. Her son, Leonard Poulter LEARY, C.M.G. (1891-1990) became a well-known lawyer in New Zealand, and wrote three books, one of them the story of his life – L.P. LEARY, Not Entirely Legal, 1977. He was a QC and great raconteur. The jury, he said, ‘must be converted in small, simple steps to the point of view a lawyer desires them to adopt.’ Florence’s daughter Lascelles remained in Kenya after Vladimir VERBI died, farming at Thomson’s Falls. She died in 2007, at the age of ninety-six.

There is another of BETHAM's Abstracts which mentions the POULTER family, but not Sarah:
"Ebenezer GEALE, of the City of Dublin, Merchant. Will dated 24 December 1794, proved 9 September 1795.
"Wife Elizabeth Pleasant G...; sister Elizabeth POULTER; niece Elizabeth ROBERTS; niece Abby POULTER, niece Letitia POULTER; (last three) the daughters of Elizabeth POULTER.

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Film 8093169 page 53 Book 132 page 88 memorial 88492
Twenty seventh day of Ap'l One thous'd seven hund'd and forty eight, and made between Benjamin GALE of the City of Dublin Gent of the one part; and John GEALE of Mt Geale in the co of Kilkenny gent of the other p't; ...from the twenty fifth day of March then last past for and during the nat'l life and lives of Jop'h GEALE Benj'n GEALE and Ebinezar GEALE sons of the above named John GEALE
Film 8094777 page 224 Book 142 Page 424 Memorial 94164
Twenty first day of Oct in the year of our Lord one thous'd seven hund'd and thirty eight made, between John GEALE of Bouncetown in the county of Kilkenny Gent of the one p't and Joseph EVANS of Ballypark in the s'd Co Gent of the other part 
Rich'd BALDWIN.
Film 7906143 page 452 Book 144 page 283 memorial 87503
Bearing date respectively the twenty sixth and twenty seventh days of Sep'r one thousand seven hundred and fifty, both made between Frederick FALKINER of Abbottstown in the County of Dublin Esq'r of the one part; and Daniel FALKINER of the city of Dublin Esq'r and Robert SNOW of the City of Waterford Esq'r of the other part; whereby the s'd Frederick FALKINER, after reciting as therein is recited, did grant and release unto the s'd Daniel FALKINER and Rob't SNOW all that and those the eight acres and one rood of land plantation measure in Blancherstown be the same more or less containing accord'g to a survey lately taken thereof.........made upon a writ of partition to Mrs. Elizth Fitz PATRICK dece'd.....William ROWLEY of the City of Dublin Esq'r formerly Captain and Commander of his mag'ties ship the Barfleur now Admiral ROWLEY, and John MAPAS Esq'r and Christopher MAPAS his eldest son....the estate of Edward SWEETMAN dece'd....a lease from Tho's WARREN of Corrduffe in the county of Dublin Esq'r to Robert CLEMENTS Esq'r deceased.....
witnessed by Anthony BLUNT of the city of Kilkenny Esq'r and Henry HAMILTON of the city of Dublin, Gent.
Film 8088386 page 92-3 Book 145 page 171 memorial 97502
Bearing date respectively the twenty sixth and twenty seventh days of September one thousand seven hundred and fifty, the release made between John GEALE of Mount Geale in the County of Kilkenny Gent, and Joseph EVANS of Bell Evans in the said County Esq of the first part; Frederick FALKINER of Abbottstown in the County of Dublin Esq'r of ye second part; Daniel ALKINER of the City of Dublin Esq'r and Robert SNOW of the City of Waterford Esq'r of the third part; Benjamin GEALE of the City of Dublin Gent, third son of the said John GEALE, of the fourth part; and Ann FALKINER spinster, eldest daughter of the said Frederick FALKINER, of the fifth part; and the lease between the said John GEALE and Joseph EVANS of the one part; and the said Daniel FALKINER and Robert SNOW of the other part; whereby the said John EALE and Joseph EVANS, after reciting as therein is recited, did for the considerations in the said deed of release more particularly mentioned, grant and related unto the said Daniel FALKINER and Robert SNOW, all that and those the several parts and parcels of lands of Drillingstown and Bouncetown...; witnessed by Anthony BLUNT of the City of Kilkenny Alderman, and Ann HAMILTON spinster, and Henry HAMILTON Gent both of the City of Dublin 
Film 7905906 page 351 Book 151 page 46 memorial 100330
Bearing date the twenty fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thous'd seven hund and fifty one, made between John GEALE of Mount Geale in the co of Kilkenny Gent, of the first part; Fred'k FALKINER of Abbottstown in the co. of Dublin Esq'r of the sec'd part; Benj'n GEALE third son of ye s'd Jno GEALE, of the third part; and Dan'l FALKINER of the City of Dublin and Robert SNOW of the city of Waterford Esq'r, of ye fourth p't; reciting by ind're of rel bearing date ye twenty seventh day of Sepe one tho's'd seven hund and fifty and between ye s'd Jno GEALE and Jop'h EVANS of Bell Evans in ye s'd co of Kilkenny of the first part; and s'd Fred'k FALKINER of Abbotstown aforesd of ye sec'd p't; and s'd Dan'l FALKINER and Robert SNOW of the third part; ye s'd Benj'n GEALE of the fourth part; and Ann FALKINER the eldest dau'r of ye s'd Fred'k then the wife of the s'd Benjamin GEALE of the fifth part. It was agreed ye sum of one thos'd p'ds ster' be paid or secured to ye s'd Dan'l FALKINER and Robert SNOW by ye s'd Fredk FAULKINER as the marriage portion of the said Ann, and y't in pursuance thereof ye s,d Fredk FALKINER did execute a deed bearing equal date... that the said Benj'n GEALE shall happen to die during the joint lives of him the said Jno GEALE and Ann GEALE wife of the s'd Benjn GEALE that then the said Jno GEALE...well and truly pay content and sales ... unto the said Anne GALE and her... of the s'd three hun'd pounds ster' at the rate of five p'ds by the hun'd by the year so long and during the time he shall survive the said Benj'n GEALE wch said deed as to the ... thereof by the said Jno GEALE is wit'd by Sarah GEALE and Eliz'th GEALE both of Mt Geale in the s'd co of Kilkenny spinster...
Film7905906 page 499 Book 151 page 320 memorial 101593
bearing date the twenty secd day of Jany in the year of our Lord one thousd seven hund and fifty two made between Frances NORTON of the city of Dublin wid'w of the first part Mary BUCKLEY of the same city wid'w surviving ext'x of the last will and testamt of Henry BUCKLEY late of ye s'd city gent dec'ed of the sec'd part, Ann FAVIER of the same wid'w adm'x of Jno FAVIER late of ye city of Dublin Esq'r dec'ed wth his will annexed of the third p't, Dan'l FALKINER of ye city of Dublin Esq'r and Rob't SNOW of the city of Waterford Esq'r of the fourth part, and Benjamin GALE of the city of Dublin Gent of the fifth part...
Film 8088391 p487-8 Book 157 page 294 memorial 104819
dated the twenty third day of January one thousand seven hundred and fifty two endorsed on a deed of mortgage dated the twenty seventh day of Septem'r one thousand seven hundred and fifty made by Frederick FALKINER of Abbotstown in the county of Dublin Esq'r to Daniel FALKINER of the city of Dublin Esq'r and Robert SNOW of the city of Waterford Esq'r of all those eight acres and one rood of land plantation measure in Blancherstown......partition to Mrs Elizabeth FitzPATRICK deced.....the estate of Edw'd SWEETMAN dec'ed....a lease from Thomas WARREN....by lease from John and Christopher MAPAS all situate in the county of Dublin.....mentioned in a settlement made on the intermarriage of Benjamin GEALE with Ann FALKINER the daughter of said Frederick FALKINER a memorial of which said mortgage was entered in the register office in the city of Dublin the thirty first day of January one thousand seven hundred and fifty at eleven a clock in the forenoon in book 144 page 283 and numbered 87503 by which said memorandum or instrument the said Daniel FALKINER and Robert SNOW did acknowledge to have received from the said Frederick FALKINER by the consent of the said Benjn GEALE...
Film 8088396 page 128 Book 168 page 238 Memorial 112650
fourth day of February one thousand and seven hundred and fifty four made between Joseph GEALE of Mt Geale in the county of Kilkenny Gent of the one part and Mary THETFORD of the city of Kilkenny widow of the other part witnesseth ye the said Joseph GEALE for consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds 
Film 8072055 page 196-7 Book 188 page 353 memorial 125972
eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven made between John GEALE of Mount Geale in the county of Kilkenny Esq of the first part, Henry GEALE second son of said John GEALE of the City of Kilkenny Merchant and Jane EVANS of said City of Kilkenny spinster of the second part, the Reverend George EVANS of the City of Dublin Cl'ke and Benjamin GEALE of said City Merchant of the third; part whereby the said John GEALE did grant and assign unto the said George EVANS and Benjamin GEALE their Heirs and assigns all that and those the moiety of the Town and Lands of Bootstown containing by common estimation one hundred and twenty acres situate lying and being in the Barony of Cranagh and County of Kilkenny to hold unto the said George EVANS and Benjamin GEALE and their Heirs to such uses upon.......articles of agreement are witnessed by Christopher HOWETSON of the City of Kilkenny apothecary and Joseph GEALE of Mount Geale in the County of Kilkenny Esq'r and this memorial is also witnessed by the said Christopher HOWETSON and James SCOTT of the City of Kilkenny Gents John GEALE (Seal)........said John and Henry GEALE and the said Jane EVANS 
Film 7905841 page 401 Book 198 page 131 memorial 131449
dated the twentieth day of Janry one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine where by Benjamin GALE and James TAYLOR Edr Sherriffs of the county of the city of Dublin by virtue of a writ of furifacis and of their office and in consideration of thirty pounds ster to them paid by Nicholas WISDOM of the city of Dublin carpenter did grant assign transfer and make over unto said Nichl WISDOM all that house or tenem't... Robert WISDOM... Denis GEORGE of the city of Dublin... witnessed by Thomas TAYLOR of Dublin Gent and by Edw'd DOYLE of Dublin aforesd Gent

Film 7905841 page 444  Book 198 page 217 memorial 131854
bearing date ye twentieth day of April one thousd seven hund and fifty nine between Benjamin GEALE and Ja's TAYLOR Esqrs Sherriffs of the s'd county of and city of Dublin of ye one p't, and Davd BRADY of ye same city Gent of ye other part...
Film 8088415 page 314-5 Book 220 page 574 memorial 147094
bearing date respectively the twenty third and twenty fourth days of March in the year of our Lord on thousand seven hundred and sixty three and respectively made between John GEALE of Mountgeale in the county of Kilkenny Esqr and Joseph GEALE eldest son of the said John GEALE of the first part, Benjamin GEALE of the city of Dublin Alderman of the second part, and Frederick FALKINER of Abbottstown in the County of Dublin Esqr and Joseph EVANS of Bell Evans in the county of Kilkenny Esq'r of the third part; by which said deed of release after reciting as therein recited the said John GEALE and Joseph GEALE for the considerations therein ment'd did grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Frederick FALKINER and Joseph EVANS all that and those the eleven acres and one half of an acre of the twon and lands of Adamstown situate in the Barony of Crannagh and county of Kilkenny and also sixty eight acres of the town and lands of Rahely situate in the Barony and county aforesaid and also all thence houses gardens and tenements situate in the northward in the city of Kilkenny in Leighs Lane to hold the said towns lands houses and income with the appurtenances to the said Frederick Falkiner and Joseph Evans their heirs and assigns forever to the sevll uses trusts intents and purposes and subject to the provisoes limitations and agreements in said deed of release mentioned declared... witnessed by Thomas GODDARD of the City of Kilkenny Esq and Andrew FRON of the city of Dublin Gent 
Film 8088415 p 485 Book 221 page 279 memorial  147848
A memorial of indented deeds of Bargain and sale and release bearing date respectively the twenty ninth and thirtieth days of May on tho's'd seven hun'd and sixty three, the s'd Release being made Between the Rev. Joseph POULTER of Dunkitt in the co. of Kilkenny cl'k of the first p't, and Jno GEAL of Mount Geale and Joseph EVANS of Bellevan both in the s'd Co. of Kilkenny Esq'rs of the sec'd p't and Elizth GEALE only dau'r of the s'd Jno GEALE of the third p't, and the s'd deed of Bargain and sale being made between sd' Jo'ph POULTER of the one part and s'd Jno GEALE and Jo'ph EVANS of the other part, w'ch s'd Reb Recites y't a marr' was intended to be shortly solemnized between s'd Jo'ph POULTER and Eliz'th GEALE ??? [one line of lost text]  of Mt Geale and Joseph EVANS of Bell Evans both of the co. of Kilkenny Esq'rs and Henry GEALE of the City of Kilky mercht subscribe and witness to s'd deed  
Film 8088416 page 245-6  Book 224 page 444 memorial 146796
bearing date respectively the twenty first and twenty second days of March one thousd seven hun'd and sixty three and respectively made between John GEALE of Mount Geale in the co of Kilkenny Esqr and Joseph GEALE Esqr eldest son of the sad Jno Geale of the one p't, and Benjn GEALE of the city of Dublin Alderman of the other p't, by which s'd deed of release......
Film 8088416 page 648 Book 225 page 610 memorial 149466
dated the sixth day of Decemr one thousand seven hundred and sixty three whereby Alderman Benjamin GEALE of the city of Dublin demised unto Margaret BORROWS of Dromcandra widow and James MORAN of sd city taylor all the dwelling wherein said Mary BORROWS lived......
Film 7905850 page 139-40 Book 243 page 250 memorial 159441
bearing date the nineteenth day of February one thousand and seven hundred sixty six endorsed on a deed bearing date the thirteenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and sixty one made between Jane GRIERSON widow and relict of George GRIERSON printer of the one part and Benjamin GEALE of the said city Dublin Alderman of the other part which said last deed did... Michael WALSH to said George GRIERSON... Mary Coghill spinster demised unto said George GRIERSON... received by Frederick Falkiner Esquire....made on the intermarriage of Benjamin GEALE Esquire hereinbefore named with his late wife Ann GEALE otherwise FALKINER daughter of the said Frederick FALKINER... made in the names of Daniel FALKINER and Robert SNOW Esquire who are both since deceased and recites the said Robert SNOW survived the said Daniel FALKINIER and Henry SNOW Esquire one of the sons of the said Robert SNOW is the Ex'r of the last will and testament of the said Rob't SNOW decease by which first mentioned deed the said Benjamin GEALE for the consideration.....
witnessed by Henry Walter FRENCH and James MADDOCK clerks to Robert WALLIS of the City of Dublin publick notary 
Film 7905850 Book 243 page 627 memorial 161679
bearing date the twenty seventh day of July one thousand and seven hundred and sixty six made between Henry GEALE of the city of Kilkenny merch't and Jane GEALE otherwise EVANS his wife of the first part, and Pierce BUTLER of Bellerew in the co of Kilkenny Esq and Edward BUTLER of the city of Kilkenny Doctor of Phyzik of the other part... witnessed by Bibby HARTFORDof the city of Kilkenny Gent and James LEEJONS of the said city schoolmaster 
Film 7905853 p 271-2  Book 250 page 263 memorial 162841
first and second days of August in the year of our Lord one thousd seven hund'd and sixty six the release of three parts and made between James CARPENTER of the city of Corke Mercht of the first part Henry GEALE of the City of Kilkenny Merch't and Eliz'th GEALE daughter of said Henry GEALE of the second part Joseph EVANS of Belevin in the County of Kilkenny Esqr and Benj'n GEALE of the City of Dublinn Alderman of the third part; reciting that a marriage was intended shortly to be had and solemnized between the s'd Ja's CARPENTER and Eliz'th GEALE and that the s'd James CARPENTER is seized and poss'ed of all that and those the front house formerly in the possn of Roger ASHE and late in the poss'n of Henry MARTIN situate in the Great or Main street of the s'd city of Corke and in the North East Quarter thereof ....Samuel HOAR of the city of Corke Merch't.....R't Hon'ble Thos Lord Knapton....s'd Henry up the death of him and Jane his wife did grant bargain and sell to the s'd Joseph EVANS and Benj'n GEALE ...witnessed by W;m BRADISH of the City of Kilkenny Gent and Darby MURRAY of s'd city 
Film 8093181 page 209 Book 262 page 391 memorial 172739
dated the third day of September one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight made between Joseph GEALE of Mount Geale in the county of Kilkenny Esq'r eldest son of John GEALE of Mount Geale aforesaid Esquire deceased of the first part, Ann LOWCAY of Rosetown in the county of Wexford spinster of the second part, and Anthony LOWCAY Jun'r of Rosetown and Thomas TENISON of Rock Hall in the county of Kilkenny aforesaid Esquires of the third part; whereby after reciting the said Joseph GEALE's title and interest of and in the several lands and premises in the said deed and therein after mentioned he the said Joseph GEALE in consid'n of a marriage to be had between him and the said Ann LOWCAY and in consid'n of five hundred pounds to him paid or securities to be paid as a marriage portion did grand confirm and assign to the said Antho LOWCAY and Thomas DENISON and the survivor of them and the heirs male of such survivor... 

Film 8093182 p 119   Book 263 page 208 memorial 167315
bearing date the first day of July one thousd seven hund & sixty seven made between Wm Purson of ???? in ye oco Dubn Esqr of ye one pt & Benjn Geale of ye city of Dublin Aldn of the other pt  
witnd by Ebenezer Geale of ye city of Dublin Mercht and Wm Hickie of ye city of Dublin Gent
Film 7905680 page 107-8 Book 273 page 200 memorial 176025
bearing date the thirtieth day of May one thousand seven hund'd and sixty nine made between Jo'ph EVANS of Bell Evans in the county of Kilkenny Esq'r of the one part and Benj'n GEALE Esquire of the city of Dublin Alderman of the other part reciting that the late Rev'd Richard BALDWIN by lease therein mentd did demise unto John GEALE therein named and to the said Joseph EVANS the town and lands of Drillingstown and Bouncetown and also the town and lands of Corstown as mentd therein all which are situate in the Barony of Crannagh and county of Kilkenny........said lands of Corstown should be equally enjoyed and the rents thereof equally had and rec'd by and between the said John GEALE and Joseph EVANS their heirs and assigns and should pay equally the yearly rent of eighty six pounds seven shillings and one penny with a further rent as in s'd deeds ment'd and reciting that s'd John GEALE died but before his death to wit on or about the twenty seventh day of Septemb'r one thousand seven hundred fifty he made a settlement on the marriage of his son the before mcht Benjamin GEALE and thereby said Benjamin was then fortitled to occupie and enjoy such part or parts of the prem'es as was or were appointed specifically for the share of the said John GEALE his heir ans assigns by said deed of partition and was entitled to one half of the clear rents and profits... by which s'd first ment'd deed the s'd Joseph EVANS and Benjamin GEALE did make a full and absolute partition and div'n of the said part of the said lands of Corstown which was held and enjoyed as aforesaid by the said John GEALE and Joseph EVANS and their undertenants containing two hund'd and twelve acres and eighteen perches between then the said Joseph EVANS and Benjamin GEALE in mannier following that the said Joseph EVANS his heirs and assigns should have hold and enjoy to him his heirs and assigns that part of the said last mentd part of the said lands of Corstown called and known by the name of .....
Film 8093365 page 76   Book 283 page 137 memorial 183230
bearing the date the ninth day of Novem'r one thousand seven hundred sixty seven whereby John GEALE of Ballygog in the Queens County farmer did demise unto Robert EVASTON Patrick McDANIEL Michl MEGHER James RYAN John HENRY Jams CASH and Martin EVASTON all of Grange in the county of Kilkenny farmers all that part of the lands of Grange.....
Film 8093367 p 44 Book 286 page 738 memorial 184897
bearing date the fourteenth day of Feb'y one thousand seven hundd and seventy one made between Rich'd POPE of the city of Dublin Merch't Thos FINLAY Arthur Jones NEVILE Benj'n GEALE and John HUNT Esq'r of the ciry of Dublin bankers of the one part and Biggs FALKINER Cha's LESLIE and Rich'd KELLETT Esq'r of the city of Corke bankers of the other part
Film 8093367 p 164-5 Book 286 page 307 memorial 187370
bearing date the thirtyeth day of March in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight made and executed by and between Joseph GEALE of Mountgeale in the co Kilkenny gent'n of the one p't and Wm TZOD of Chappell Izod in the county of Kilkenny Esq of the other part whereby ....Joseph GEALE did demise grant....19 Jul 1771
Film 8093371 page 272 Book 292 page 518 Memorial 192982
bearing date resp'ly the second and third day of October one thousand seven hundred and seventy two made between Ebenezar GEALE and Thomas HARTLEY of the City of Dubl Merchants of the first part John Anderson of the second part and Robert NORTON of the city of Dublin Esqr of the third part 
Film 8093372 page 233-234 Book 297 page 439 memorial 195707
thirteenth day of January one thousand seven hun'd and seventy three made between James CARPENTER of the city of Cork Merch't and Elizabeth CARPENTER otherwise GEALE his wife of the one part and Ebenezer PIKE of the City of Corke Merchant of the other part; reciting that Samuel HOARE Merchant did by lease bearing date the fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and forty seven demise unto John ???? Tallow Chandler the front house formerly in the poss'n of Roger ASHE and then in possion of Henry MARTIN situate in the Great or Main Street .......John KEOGH Mary KEOGH and Elizabeth KEOGH 
Film 08093377 page 23 Book 303 page 30 memorial 199776
dated the sixth day of Dec'r one thousand seven hundred and seventy three whereby Joseph GEALE Esq'r of Mountgeale in the county of Kilkenny demised to Michael BYRNE of the City of Kilkenny farmer 
witnessed by Mathias DUNNE and Thos DELANEY both of Mountgeale in the county of Kilkenny farmer
Film 8093381 page 40 Book 308 page 63 memorial 203669
dated the fifteenth day of Febr'y one thousd seven hundred and seventy five between Ebenezer GEALE of the City of Merch't of the one part and John DAVIS of Thomastown in the coy of Kilkenny of the other part reciting and therein is recited whereby the s'd Thomas DAVIS.....witnessed by Edward HUNT of Terpoint in the co'y of Kilkenny Esqr and Frederick GEALE of the City of Dublin Merchant
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John GEALE.
 
  Jane Evans
Ebenezer Geale
will dated 24 December 1794, proved 9 September 1795.
  m 
  Elizabeth Pleasant
Elizabeth Geale (- 1773) only daughter
  m 28 May 1763
  Joseph Poulter (c1738 - Jan 1789)
  son of Andrew Poulter and Letitia Canning

 Henry Geale second son.
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Joseph GEALE; of Goldenfield, County Kilkenny; his deed dated 13 October 1720, as joint first party with his son and heir John, with Henry EVANS of Dunmore, City of Kilkenny, and his daughter Elizabeth, as the second party, and by which Joseph "... did assign and set over to ye said Joseph GEALE and Elizabeth EVANS all that and those the Towns and lands of Curraghkehoe and Ballynekocke" [Memorial 23690, Book 36, Page 473], which are very likely to have been the marriage settlements; Joseph was married, with issue:.
1. John GEALE, son of Joseph GEALE; John died before 1769; he was married, probably in 1722, to Elizabeth EVANS (born about 1697, daughter of Henry EVANS); she died at Mount Geale in August 1772, aged 7, "... relict of the late John GEALE, Esq" [Finn's Leinster Journal, 29 August]; they had issue:
     a. Joseph GEALE, eldest son; of Mount Geale; named as party to a deed of his father, 1748, and mentioned as one of three lives for the term of a lease; he died on 18 March 1776 [Gentleman's Magazine]; he was married, about 1768, to Ann LOWCAY.
     b. Henry GEALE; second son; married Jane EVANS.
     c. Benjamin GEALE, third son; of Mount Geale, and of Dublin; mentioned in a deed of his father and eldest brother, 1748, as one of three lives for the term of a lease; Sheriff of Dublin, 1758, and Lord Mayor in 1764; City of Dublin Treasurer, 1772; a co-founder and Director of the Grand Canal Company (1772); he was married, about 1750, to Anne FALKINER, daughter of Frederick FALKINER, of Abbotstown, County Dublin [see Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 1895, page 38]; they had issue:
          i. John GEALE; B.A. (T.C.D.) 1772; Director and Treasurer of the Dublin Fire Insurance Association, 1808; he was married with issue an only child - Anne GEALE, who she died on 28 February 1825, and was married in April 1815 or 1818 to Aaron Crossley SEYMOUR .
          ii. son.
          iii. Daniel GEALE; of Dublin, Attorney; he was married with issue - a son Piers GEALE, who was married, with two daughters.
     d. Ebenezer GEALE; mentioned in a deed of his father and eldest brother, 1748, as one of three lives for the term of a lease; will dated 24 December 1794, proved P.C.I. 9 September 1795 [BETHAM's Abstract].
     e. Elizabeth GEALE, only daughter; died in 1773; she was married, 28 May 1763, to Joseph POULTER (born about 1738, son of Andrew POULTER and Letitia CANNING); he died in January 1789.
2. Elizabeth GEALE, eldest daughter; mentioned in her father's lease dated 4 January 1698 which was cited in his deed of 1720, mentional also Theobald MOLLOY, a son of Robert MOLLOY of Ballen, Kilenny (Theobald may have married Elizabeth).