Wade Beeson1

b. 1812
Birth*1812Wade Beeson was born in 1812 in North Carolina.1
Marriage*He married his first cousin Mariah Beeson, daughter of Isaac Beeson and Hannah Hoggatt, in Indiana. Both were disowned by the Society of Friends, Mariah on 16 March 1839 and Wade on 29 April 1839.2,3

Family

Mariah Beeson b. 28 Dec 1814

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 59, although reporting first that it was her twin Merab who married their cousin Wade and second, on the same page that Wade married his cousin Mariah.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Records, page 122. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Welmet Beeson1

b. 30 October 1742, d. 6 February 1775
Father*William Beeson1 b. 30 Jan 1722, d. 18 Dec 1760
Mother*Mary Mills1 b. 17 Jan 1723/24
Birth*30 October 1742Welmet Beeson was born on 30 October 1742 in Virginia.1
Marriage*23 June 1763She married, as his first wife, Joseph Thornbrugh, son of Thomas Thornbrugh and Abigail Brown, on 23 June 1763 at a New Garden Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.2
Death*6 February 1775She died on 6 February 1775 at age 32.1

Family

Joseph Thornbrugh b. 26 Jan 1741/42

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 18. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 39.

William Beeson1

b. 22 November 1781
Father*Isaac Beeson1 b. 26 Dec 1739, d. 21 Sep 1811
Mother*Isabel Pearson1 b. 30 Dec 1740, d. 14 Dec 1792
Birth*22 November 1781William Beeson was born on 22 November 1781 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), pages 32-34. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

William Beeson1

b. 11 November 1743
Father*Benjamin Beeson1
Mother*Elizabeth Hunter1
Birth*11 November 1743William Beeson was born on 11 November 1743, probably in Frederick County, Virginia.2
Marriage*1 February 1766He married first Ruth Sisney, daughter of John Sisney, on 1 February 1766 at a New Garden Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.3
Marriage*10 January 1770He married second Elizabeth Norton, daughter of Edward Norton, on 10 January 1770 at a Guilford County, North Carolina.3

Family 1

Ruth Sisney

Family 2

Elizabeth Norton

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), pages 17-18. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, pages 17-18, the year of his birth reported as 1743/44.
  3. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 17.

William Beeson1

b. 30 January 1722, d. 18 December 1760
Father*Richard Beeson1 b. 10 Oct 1684, d. 1 Jan 1777
Mother*Charity Grubb1 b. 29 Sep 1687, d. 27 Nov 1761
Birth*30 January 1722William Beeson was born on 30 January 1722.1
Marriage*He married Mary Mills, daughter of John Mills.2
Death*18 December 1760He died on 18 December 1760 at age 38.1

Family

Mary Mills b. 17 Jan 1723/24
Child1.Welmet Beeson3 b. 30 Oct 1742, d. 6 Feb 1775

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 8. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, pages 18-19.
  3. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 18.

Zachariah Beeson1,2

b. 8 August 1797, d. 1851
Father*Isaac Beeson3,4 b. Sep 1773
Mother*Hannah Hoggatt3,4 b. Sep 1773
Birth*8 August 1797Zachariah Beeson was born on 8 August 1797 in Guilford, Guilford County, North Carolina. His birth was recorded at the Centre Monthly Meeting of Friends.5
Marriage*19 February 1823He married Hannah Thornburg, daughter of Edward Thornburg and Keziah Wright, on 19 February 1823 at a Cherry Grove Meeting of Friends, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana.3,4
Religion*Hannah and Zachariah Beeson were Quakers, and members of the Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana.6
Census US 1850*15 August 1850Hannah and Zachariah Beeson were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 15 August 1850 in Dalton, Wayne County, Indiana. Zachariah was 52 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,500. Hannah was 46. The couple's seven younger, unmarried, children resided with them in 1850. Malinda was 22, Edward was 21 and working as a laborer, Keziah was 19, Benjamin and Margaret 15, Hannah 10 and Leonard 8. With the exception of Malinda, all had attended school within the year.7
Death*1851He died in 1851.4

Family

Hannah Thornburg b. 27 Jul 1804
Children1.Zenoah Beeson b. 23 Oct 1823
2.Rachel Beeson b. 18 Jun 1825
3.Lucinda Beeson+1,2 b. 4 Mar 1827, d. 21 Nov 1865
4.Malinda Beeson b. 4 Mar 1827
5.Edward Beeson+8 b. 27 May 1829, d. 12 Jan 1862
6.Keziah Beeson b. 6 Feb 1831
7.Benjamin Beeson6 b. 1835
8.Margaret Beeson6 b. 1835
9.Hannah Beeson6 b. 1840
10.Leonard Beeson6 b. 12 Oct 1841

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1502] Hinshaw Index to Selected (U.S.) Quaker Records, 1680-1940, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Cherry Grove Monthly Meeting, Randolph County, Indiana, Marriage records 1821-1880, page 12.
  4. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  5. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Records, 1775-1903, page 96.
  6. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 104.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Zacariah" and Hannah Beeson, Dalton, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 90A; Image: 187. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  8. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, page 14a, citing page 42.

Zenoah Beeson1

b. 23 October 1823
Father*Zachariah Beeson b. 8 Aug 1797, d. 1851
Mother*Hannah Thornburg b. 27 Jul 1804
Birth*23 October 1823Zenoah Beeson was born on 23 October 1823 in Wayne County, Indiana. His birth was recorded at the Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends.2
Marriage*14 November 1844He married Virena Smith on 14 November 1844 in Wayne County, Indiana.3

Family

Virena Smith

Citations

  1. [S1502] Hinshaw Index to Selected (U.S.) Quaker Records, 1680-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana. Hereinafter cited as Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940.
  2. [S1502] Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940, online at www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 104. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Zeruiah Beeson1

b. 16 November 1804
Father*Isaac Beeson1 b. Sep 1773
Mother*Hannah Hoggatt1 b. Sep 1773
Birth*16 November 1804Zeruiah Beeson was born on 16 November 1804 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1
Marriage*23 July 1828She married Jesse Wilson, son of Samuel Wilson and Christian Reynolds, on 23 July 1828 at a Centre Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

Jesse Wilson b. 1803

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Anna Eliza Beidler1

b. 1854, d. 3 November 1917
Father*Joseph Beidler2 b. 12 Jul 1821, d. 28 Oct 1908
Mother*Maria Leatherman Bewighouse3 b. 25 Aug 1825, d. 27 Oct 1907
Birth*1854Anna Eliza Beidler was born in 1854.1
Marriage*1883She married John Myers, son of Samuel Garges Myers and Susannah Fretz, in 1883.1,4,5
Death*3 November 1917She died on 3 November 1917 at age 621
Burial*7 November 1917 and was buried on 7 November 1917 with her husband in Plot N 51 3 of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown.1,4

Family

John Myers b. 1833, d. 23 Jul 1906

Citations

  1. [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 Eliza (Beidler) Myers, Memorial# 29345795. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Beidler, Memorial# 51606138.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maria Leatherman (Bewighouse) Beidler, Memorial# 51606154.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Myers, Memorial# 80153860.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Anna E. Myers, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1241384. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.

Joseph Beidler1

b. 12 July 1821, d. 28 October 1908
Birth*12 July 1821Joseph Beidler was born on 12 July 1821.1
Marriage*He married Maria Leatherman Bewighouse, daughter of John Bewighouse and Esther Krout Leatherman.2,1
(Husband) Death27 October 1907Joseph became a widower when Maria Leatherman (Bewighouse) Beidler died on 27 October 1907 at age 82.2
Death*28 October 1908He died one year and one day after his wife on 28 October 1908 at age 871
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Deep Run Mennonite Church East Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Family

Maria Leatherman Bewighouse b. 25 Aug 1825, d. 27 Oct 1907
Child1.Anna Eliza Beidler1 b. 1854, d. 3 Nov 1917

Citations

  1. [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, Joseph Beidler, Memorial# 51606138. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maria Leatherman (Bewighouse) Beidler, Memorial# 51606154.

Audrey T. Belcher1,2,3

b. 1908, d. 1989
Birth*1908Audrey T. Belcher was born in 1908.1,2
Marriage*22 December 1925She married Lewis D. Kissner, son of Richard David Kissner and Lucy Randall Miller, on 22 December 1925 in Marion County, Illinois.3,1,2
Children*Audrey and Lewis had two daughters, both of whom died in infancy.2,1
(Wife) Death1980Audrey became a widow when Lewis D. Kissner died in 1980 at about age 80.4
Death*1989She died in 1989 at about age 811
Burial* and was buried in Patoka Cemetery, Patoka, Marion County.2

Family

Lewis D. Kissner b. 1900, d. 1980

Citations

  1. [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, Lewis Kissner, Memorial# 94001180. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Audrey (Belcher) Kissner, Memorial# 94001165.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Lewis D. Kissner and Audrey T. Belcher on 22 December 1925 in Marion County, citing FHL Film Number: 001010516. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard David Kissner, Memorial# 94017380.

Gregory Belcher1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Ruggles.1

Family

Elizabeth Ruggles
Child1.Samuel Belcher1 b. 1699, d. 1738

Citations

  1. [S869] Marcus Taft Jones, Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history: descendants of William and Margery Hayward of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1648; earlier of Weymouth. Microfilm of typescript at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. Hayward genealogy 1648-1690: pages 1-13; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.

Jeremiah Belcher1

Marriage*1726He married Mary Hayward, daughter of Deacon Jonathan Hayward and Hannah Hobart, in 1726.1

Family

Mary Hayward b. 1701

Citations

  1. [S869] Marcus Taft Jones, Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history: descendants of William and Margery Hayward of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1648; earlier of Weymouth. Microfilm of typescript at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. Hayward genealogy 1648-1690: pages 1-13; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.

Samuel Belcher1

b. 1699, d. 1738
Father*Gregory Belcher1
Mother*Elizabeth Ruggles1
Birth*1699Samuel Belcher was born in 1699.1
Marriage*1726He married Sarah Hayward, daughter of Deacon Jonathan Hayward and Hannah Hobart, in 1726.1
Death*1738He died in 1738.1

Family

Sarah Hayward b. 1705

Citations

  1. [S869] Marcus Taft Jones, Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history: descendants of William and Margery Hayward of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1648; earlier of Weymouth. Microfilm of typescript at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. Hayward genealogy 1648-1690: pages 1-13; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.

Andrew Bell Booth1,2

b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
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 Booth1 b. 1758, d. 20 Dec 1830
Mother*Jane Amelia Hinds1
Birth*1795Andrew Bell Booth was born about 1795 in County Cavan, Ireland.3,2,4
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821Andrew appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of his father in Cornamucklagh, County Cavan. Andrew was 21 years of age.5
(Eldest Son) Will27 January 1825Andrew'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.6
Marriage*4 October 1830He married Charlotte Bell, daughter of George Bell Esq. and Catherine Nugent, on 4 October 1830 in Cavan Church, Cavan, County Cavan, Ireland. The Enniskillen Chronicle reported on 14 Oct 1830 that on the 4th of that month Andrew Bell Booth Esq. of Belgrove in the County of Cavan was married at Cavan Church by the Reverend Samuel Roberts to Charlotte, daughter of the late George Bell of Belview in the County of Fermanagh.1,2,7
Probate10 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. Andrew Bell Booth, his eldest son, received the lands of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, and Mullaghmeen in County Westmeath. Andrew's brother, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, received the lands of Corlislea in County Cavan, and their brother, George Thomas Bell Booth, inherited the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, all in County Cavan.8,2
Land Records*13 October 1837Andrew'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.9
Land Records20 November 1838Andrew'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.10
(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 1840.11
Land Records*14 February 1857His inherited lands of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, were appraised on 14 February 1857 and appeared in the 1857 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements. They contained 306 acres, 3 roods, 23 perches, and the owner was listed as "Andrew Booth Bell". The rateable annual valuations were £242.6s.0d on the land and £24.5s.0d on the buildings for a total annual valuation of rateable property of £266.11s.0d.12
Will*Andrew prepared his will13
Death*24 May 1879 and died on 24 May 1879 at Bellsgrove at age 84. His son, Andrew Bell Booth, was with him.13,3
Probate*30 July 1880His will was proved, and granted for probate, on 30 July 1880 at the Principal Registry, Dublin, to Robert John Cunning, Esquire, of Crover Mount Nugent, County Cavan, the sole executor. Andrew's effects were recorded as under £300.13

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. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death of Andrew Bell Booth of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, age 84, widower, gentleman, died on 24 May 1879 at Bellsgrove of typhoid fever of ten days duration and bronchitis for two years, certified, Andrew Bell Booth of Bellsgrove present at his death, registered on 17 June 1879 in the Registration District of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [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.
  12. [S1653] Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, townland of Bellsgrove, Ballymachugh Parish, Barony of Clanmahon, County Cavan, Ireland, Valuation of Tenements, pages 74-76 dated 14 February 1857, 306 acres, 3 roods, 23 perches, "Andrew Booth Bell", Rateable Annual Valuation of £242.6s.0d on the land and £24.5s.0d on the buildings for a Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property of £266.11s.0d. Hereinafter cited as Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864.
  13. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, the will of Andrew Bell Booth, late of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, Esquire, deceased, who died 24 May 1879 at the same place, was proved on 30 July 1880 at the Principal Registry by the oath of Robert John Cunning of Crover Mount Nugent, County Cavan, Esquire, the sole executor; effects under £300. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.

Andrew Bell Booth1

b. 9 February 1834, d. 10 June 1922
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 Booth2 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
Mother*Charlotte Bell2 b. c 1803
Birth*9 February 1834Andrew Bell Booth was born in County Cavan, Ireland, possibly on 9 February 1834.1,3,4
Marriage*15 May 1863He married Rachel Power of Dublin, daughter of Pierce Power and Rachel Colgan, on 15 May 1863 at St. Mary's Church, Dublin. They were married by Andrew's uncle, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth.5
(Son) Death24 May 1879Andrew was with his father when he died on 24 May 1879 at Bellsgrove at age 84.6,7
Immigration*12 March 1884Andrew and Rachel immigrated to Victoria, Australia, with their children on the ship Chimborazo, arriving there on 12 March 1884.2,8
(Husband) Death11 June 1913Andrew became a widower when Rachel (Power) Bell Booth died on 11 June 1913 at age 77.9,10
Death*10 June 1922He died on 10 June 1922 in Queensland, Australia, at age 8811
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Plot 1 of South Brisbane Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland.4

Family

Rachel Power b. 1836, d. 11 Jun 1913

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, reporting his date of birth as 9 February 1832. 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. [S2116] Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923, online at www.ancestry.com, passenger A. B. Booth, Irish, age 40 (which would have made his year of birth about 1844), with his wife and family departed from Naples on the ship Chimborazo and arrived in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia on 12 March 1884, citing Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria, Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947], VPRS 7666. Hereinafter cited as Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923.
  4. [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, Andrew Bell-Booth, Memorial# 48719339, reporting his age at death as 88 which would have made his year of birth about 1834. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [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.
  6. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, the will of Andrew Bell Booth, late of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, Esquire, deceased, who died 24 May 1879 at the same place, was proved on 30 July 1880 at the Principal Registry by the oath of Robert John Cunning of Crover Mount Nugent, County Cavan, Esquire, the sole executor; effects under £300. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death of Andrew Bell Booth of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, age 84, widower, gentleman, died on 24 May 1879 at Bellsgrove of typhoid fever of ten days duration and bronchitis for two years, certified, Andrew Bell Booth of Bellsgrove present at his death, registered on 17 June 1879 in the Registration District of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  8. [S2116] Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923, online at www.ancestry.com, passenger A. B. Booth, Irish, age 40, with his wife and family departed from Naples on the ship Chimborazo and arrived in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia on 12 March 1884, citing Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria, Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947], VPRS 7666.
  9. [S2117] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Rachel Bell-Booth on 11 June 1913, age 77, wife of Andrew. Hereinafter cited as Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007.
  10. [S1784] Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Rachel Bell-booth on 11 June 1913 in Queensland, daughter of Pierce Power and Rachel Colgan, registered in 1913 in Queensland, referencing Registration Number 003341, page 1674. Hereinafter cited as Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985.
  11. [S1784] Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Andrew Bell-Booth on 10 June 1922 in Queensland, son of and Charlotte Bell, registered in 1922 in Queensland, referencing Registration Number B037313, page 102.

Catherine Letitia Bell Booth1

b. 13 August 1832, d. 19 December 1832
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*13 August 1832Catherine Letitia Bell Booth was born on 13 August 1832 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Death*19 December 1832She died on 19 December 1832 in County Cavan.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."

Daughter Bell Booth1

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 Bell Booth1 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
Mother*Charlotte Bell1 b. c 1803
Birth*Daughter 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."

Daughter Bell Booth1

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 Bell Booth1 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
Mother*Charlotte Bell1 b. c 1803
Birth*Daughter 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."

Daughter Bell Booth1

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 Bell Booth1 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
Mother*Charlotte Bell1 b. c 1803
Birth*Daughter 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."

Daughter Bell Booth1

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 Bell Booth1 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
Mother*Charlotte Bell1 b. c 1803
Birth*Daughter 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."

Daughter Bell Booth1

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 Bell Booth1 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
Mother*Charlotte Bell1 b. c 1803
Birth*Daughter 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."

Daughter Bell Booth1

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 Bell Booth1 b. 1795, d. 24 May 1879
Mother*Charlotte Bell1 b. c 1803
Birth*Daughter 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."

Frederick Richard 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*Frederick Richard 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."

Frederick Thomas Bell Booth1

b. 1841, d. 1921
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*1841Frederick Thomas Bell Booth was born in 1841 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Death22 June 1845Frederick Thomas was about 4 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
Immigration*23 January 1864Frederick Thomas immigrated to New Zealand on 23 January 1864 accompanied by his mother Mary Jane (Bell), brother Richard and sister Jane Amelia. Frederick Thomas'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
Marriage*He married Kate Sankey.4
(Son) Death17 July 1887Frederick's mother died "at an advanced age" in his home in Auckland, Avondale, New Zealand, on 17 July 1887.5
Death*1921He died in 1921 in New Zealand.1

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.
  5. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Cavan Weekly News and General Advertiser, published on September 2, 1887, from Colonial papers they noticed the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Bell Booth, at an advanced age, on 17 July 1887 at the residence of her son in Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand; her husband, the late George Thomas Bell Booth, J.P. of Drumcarban House, Crossdoney, was assassinated when returning from service in Kilmore Cathedral on June 22, 1945. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

George Alexander Bell Booth1

b. 1837, d. 5 April 1860
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*1837George Alexander Bell Booth was born in 1837 in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Son) Death22 June 1845George Alexander was about 8 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
Death*5 April 1860He died intestate on 5 April 1860 in Calcutta, India, at about age 234
Administration*28 May 1863 and Letters of Administration were granted to his widowed mother, as his next of kin, on 28 May 1863 at the Principal Registry, Dublin. George was a bachelor and the place of residence recorded for both George and his mother was Drumcarban, County Cavan. His personal effects were valued as 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 George Alexander Bell Booth, late of Drumcarban, County Cavan, bachelor, deceased, who died 5 April 1860 in Calcutta, granted on 28 May 1863 at the Principal Registry to Mary Jane Booth of Drumcarban, County Cavan, his 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.

George Thomas Bell Booth1

b. 30 September 1800, d. 22 June 1845
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 Hinds
Birth*30 September 1800George Thomas Bell Booth was born on 30 September 1800 in County Cavan, Ireland.3,4,5
Relationship Note* The families George Thomas Bell Booth and Ralph Hinds were thought to have been related in some way.6
Relationship Note*George Thomas Bell Booth and Thomas Bell were reported by the source to have been first cousins.7
(3rd Son) Will27 January 1825George Thomas'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.8
Marriage*14 October 1831He married Mary Jane Bell, daughter of George Bell Esq. and Catherine Nugent, on or about 14 October 1831, the date of their marriage settlement agreement, in Kildrumferton Church, County Cavan, Ireland.9,10,11,12
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 third son, George Thomas Bell Booth, inherited the lands of Drumcarban, Derrylane and Kevit, all in County Cavan. George Thomas's brother, Andrew Bell Booth, received the lands of Bellsgrove in County Cavan and Mullaghmeen in County Westmeath, and his brother, the Reverend Richard Bell Booth, received the lands of Corlislea in County Cavan.13,14
Land Records*12 December 1837George 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.15
(Bride's Uncle) 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 1840.16
Occupation*George Thomas Bell Booth was a Magistrate in County Cavan.17
Death*22 June 1845He 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.6,17
Inheritance*In accordance with the 1825 will of his father, upon George Thomas's death, his eldest son, Robert, succeeded him at Drumcarban and Derrylane.8
Land Records14 February 1857His son Robert'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.18

Family

Mary Jane Bell b. 1801, d. 17 Jul 1887
Children1.Catherine Letitia Bell Booth14 b. 13 Aug 1832, d. 19 Dec 1832
2.Robert Bell Booth11 b. 17 Nov 1833
3.Jane Amelia Bell Booth11 b. 1835
4.George Alexander Bell Booth14 b. 1837, d. 5 Apr 1860
5.Richard Bell Booth11 d. 1895
6.Frederick Thomas Bell Booth+11 b. 1841, d. 1921
7.Louisa Bell Booth14 b. 1842, d. 7 May 1848

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), 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. 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. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey noted date of birth as 9 Dec 1800.
  4. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree noted date of birth as 9 Sep 1800.
  5. [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 noted date of birth as 30 Sep 1800. Hereinafter cited as "Bell-Booth Family Information."
  6. [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.
  7. [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 171-172. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."
  8. [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.
  9. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Mayo Constitution, published on December 8, 1831, marriage at Kildrumferton Church, County Cavan of George T. B. Booth Esq. of Drumcarban and Mary Jane, daughter of the late George Bell Esq. of Bellevue, County Fermanagh. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  10. [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.
  11. [S763] Linda (Bell-Booth) Petrenko, "Bell-Booth Family Information," e-mails to LHB, various dates, email dated 29 Aug 2010.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree.
  15. [S2119] Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books, online at Find My Past, 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. Hereinafter cited as Ireland 1837 Valuation Office Books.
  16. [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.
  17. [S498] Ireland Newspaper Abstracts, online at www.irelandoldnews.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Newspaper Abstracts.
  18. [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.

Jane Amelia Bell Booth1

b. 1835
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*1835Jane Amelia Bell Booth was born in 1835 in County Cavan, Ireland.2,1
(Daughter) Death22 June 1845Jane Amelia was about 10 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.3,4
(Sister) Immigration23 January 1864Jane Amelia immigrated to New Zealand with her 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.2

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), Robert Bell Booth (c1758-1830) Family Tree. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  3. [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.
  4. [S498] Ireland Newspaper Abstracts, online at www.irelandoldnews.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Newspaper Abstracts.

Jane Amelia Bell Booth1,2

b. 5 July 1803
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*5 July 1803Jane Amelia Bell Booth was born on 5 July 1803 in County Cavan, Ireland.2,1,3
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18211821Jane appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of her father in Cornamucklagh, County Cavan. She was 16 years old.4
Marriage*She married John Carmichael.2
(2nd Daughter) Will27 January 1825Jane'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

Family

John Carmichael
Child1.George Carmichael6 d. 25 Jan 1866

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, estimating her year of birth as 1805. 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.
  6. [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.

Letitia Bell Booth1,2

b. 11 May 1805, d. 10 June 1837
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*11 May 1805Letitia Bell Booth was born on 11 May 1805 in County Cavan, Ireland.2,1
(3rd Daughter) Will27 January 1825Letitia'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
Marriage*8 June 1836She married Edward Molloy Esq. of Lennoxbrook, County Meath on 8 June 1836 in Kilmore Church.4,1
Death*10 June 1837She died on 10 June 1837 on Lennoxbrook, County Meath, at age 32.1,5

Family

Edward Molloy Esq. d. 25 Feb 1867

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. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent, published on June 16, 1836, marriage of Letitia Bell, third daughter of Robert Bell Booth Esq., late of Drumcarban, County Cavan, deceased, and Edward Malloy Esq. of Lennox Brook, County Meath, on 8 June 1836 at Kilmore Church by the Honorable and Very Reverend Dean of Kilmore. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  5. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette, published on June 24, 1837, death at Lennoxbrook, County Meath of Letitia, beloved wife of Edward Molloy Esq. and daughter of the late Robert Bell Booth Esq., Drumcarban, County Cavan.