Alonson Topping1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.1

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 286-287. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Caroline Topping1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Alonson Topping1
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Marriage*She married Alexander Addison Heaton, son of John Heaton and Sarah Morgan.1
(Wife) Death9 September 1831Caroline became a widow when Alexander Addison Heaton died on 9 September 1831 at age 24.2,1

Family

Alexander Addison Heaton b. 21 Apr 1807, d. 9 Sep 1831

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 286-287. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 250. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Anna L. Torode1

b. 1885, d. 1958
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*George L. Torode1
Mother*Anna Husbands1
Birth*1885Anna L. Torode was born in 1885 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*10 September 1910She married L. Watson Hampton, son of S. Watson Hampton and Mary Heaton, on 10 September 1910 in Delaware.1
Death*1958She died in 1958 at about age 732
Burial* and was buried in Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Lester Watson Hampton b. 28 Aug 1887, d. 1962

Citations

  1. [S2031] Delaware, Marriage Records, 1806-1933, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 10 September 1910 of L. Watson Hampton, age 23, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, bookkeeper, son of S. Watson Hampton and Mary Heaton, and Anna L. Torode, age 23, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of George L. Torode and Anna Husbands. Hereinafter cited as Delaware, Marriage Records, 1806-1933.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Anna (Torode) Hampton, Memorial# 20652606. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

George L. Torode1

Marriage*He married Anna Husbands.1

Family

Anna Husbands
Child1.Anna L. Torode1 b. 1885, d. 1958

Citations

  1. [S2031] Delaware, Marriage Records, 1806-1933, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 10 September 1910 of L. Watson Hampton, age 23, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, bookkeeper, son of S. Watson Hampton and Mary Heaton, and Anna L. Torode, age 23, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of George L. Torode and Anna Husbands. Hereinafter cited as Delaware, Marriage Records, 1806-1933.

Abigail Torrey1

Marriage*1725She married, as his second wife, Samuel Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Hannah Willis, in 1725.1

Family

Samuel Hayward
Child1.James Hayward1 b. 1729

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Madeleine Tournelle1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Alexander De Courcy Potterton, son of Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Hinds.1

Family

Alexander De Courcy Potterton b. 1819, d. 29 Jan 1907

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Edmond Towne1

b. 28 June 1628
Father*William Towne1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99
Mother*Joanna Blessing1
Baptism*28 June 1628Edmond Towne was baptized on 28 June 1628 in St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Jacob Towne1

b. 11 March 1631/32
Father*William Towne1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99
Mother*Joanna Blessing1
Baptism*11 March 1631/32Jacob Towne was baptized on 11 March 1631/32 in St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

John Towne1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Clarke.1

Family

Elizabeth Clarke b. c 1571
Child1.William Towne+1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

John Towne1

b. 16 February 1623/24
Father*William Towne1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99
Mother*Joanna Blessing1
Baptism*16 February 1623/24John Towne was baptized on 16 February 1623/24 in St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Joseph Towne1

b. 3 September 1648
Father*William Towne1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99
Mother*Joanna Blessing1
Baptism*3 September 1648Joseph Towne was baptized on 3 September 1648 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Mary Towne1

b. 24 August 1634
Father*William Towne1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99
Mother*Joanna Blessing1
Baptism*24 August 1634Mary Towne was baptized on 24 August 1634 in St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Rebecca Towne1

b. 21 February 1620/21, d. 19 July 1692
Father*William Towne1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99
Mother*Joanna Blessing1
Baptism*21 February 1620/21Rebecca Towne was baptized on 21 February 1620/21 in St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England.1
Marriage*circa 1645She married Francis Nurse circa 1645 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*19 July 1692She was hanged as a witch on 19 July 1692 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 71.2,1

Family

Francis Nurse b. bt 1618 - 1620, d. 22 Nov 1695
Children1.John Nurse1
2.Rebecca Nurse1
3.Sarah Nurse1
4.Elizabeth Nurse1
5.Samuel Nurse1
6.Mary Nurse1
7.Francis Nurse+1 b. 3 Feb 1660/61
8.Benjamin Nurse1 b. 26 Jan 1665/66

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [S281] Kathryn Hind, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, Kathryn Hind et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 26 Jan 2007 from update of 8 Jan 2003.

Sarah Towne1

b. 3 September 1648
Father*William Towne1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99
Mother*Joanna Blessing1
Baptism*3 September 1648Sarah Towne was baptized on 3 September 1648 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Susannah Towne1,2

b. 20 October 1625, d. 1678
Father*William Towne1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99
Mother*Joanna Blessing1
Baptism*20 October 1625Susannah Towne was baptized on 20 October 1625 in St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England.1
Death*1678She died on 1678 perhaps in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1

Family

Children1.Martha Hayward1
2.Nathaniel Hayward1

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [S282] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Lieut. Amos Towne, 1737-1793, of Arundel (Kennebunkport), Maine (Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1927), page 6. Hereinafter cited as The Ancestry of Lieut. Amos Towne.

William Towne1,2,3

b. 18 March 1598/99
Father*John Towne1
Mother*Elizabeth Clarke1 b. c 1571
Baptism*18 March 1598/99William Towne was baptized on 18 March 1598/99 in St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England.1
Marriage*25 April 1620He married Joanna Blessing on 25 April 1620 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County.1

Family

Joanna Blessing
Children1.Rebecca Towne+1 b. 21 Feb 1620/21, d. 19 Jul 1692
2.John Towne1 b. 16 Feb 1623/24
3.Susannah Towne+1 b. 20 Oct 1625, d. 1678
4.Edmond Towne1 b. 28 Jun 1628
5.Jacob Towne1 b. 11 Mar 1631/32
6.Mary Towne1 b. 24 Aug 1634
7.Sarah Towne1 b. 3 Sep 1648
8.Joseph Towne1 b. 3 Sep 1648

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [S282] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Lieut. Amos Towne, 1737-1793, of Arundel (Kennebunkport), Maine (Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1927), page, 4, 5, 6 and maybe more. Hereinafter cited as The Ancestry of Lieut. Amos Towne.
  3. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume III, Lieutenant Amon Towne, pages 485-498. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Belinda Townsend1

d. 22 July 1855
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Enoch Gatchel.1
Death*22 July 1855She died on 22 July 1855.1

Family

Enoch Gatchel b. 4 May 1815, d. 17 May 1899
Child1.Samuel Gatchel+1 b. 26 May 1843, d. 10 Dec 1922

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, Genealogy of the Hannum family : descended from John and Margery Hannum, settlers in Chester County, pages 231-232, images 237-238, #1895, Hannum. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

Deborah Townsend1

Marriage*circa 1669She married Nathaniel Thayer, son of Richard Thayer and Dorothy Mortimore, circa 1669.1

Family

Nathaniel Thayer b. 11 Apr 1639, d. 28 Mar 1728
Child1.Cornelius Thayer+1,2 b. 14 Nov 1684, d. 1745

Citations

  1. [S452] The Thayer Families Association Website, online at www.thayerfamilies.com, Richard Thayer, First 5 Generations. Hereinafter cited as Thayer Families Association Website.
  2. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 164. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

Prudence Townsend1

Marriage*She married John Frary in England.1,2

Family

John Frary d. 14 Jun 1675
Child1.John Frary Jr.+3 d. 28 Mar 1670

Citations

  1. [S1378] Margaret Murphy Frary and Anne Frary Lepak, "The Frary Family in America, 1637-1980: Reviews of Books", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 137, pages 168-169 (April 1983). Hereinafter cited as "The Frary Family book review."
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 8, offering the confusing alternative name of "Elizabeth Adams (Harding) Frary". Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 281. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.

Charles Tracy1

d. 16 November 1831
Marriage*26 April 1814He married Sophia Dennie, daughter of Thomas Dennie and Sarah Bryant, on 26 April 1814 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1,2,3
Death*16 November 1831He died on 16 November 18311,4
Burial* and was buried in T5, in the Thomas Dennie Tomb, on the west side in Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was in the 56th year of his age and the record noted that his obituary provided his date of death as 16 Nov 1831.4,1

Family

Sophia Dennie b. 12 Oct 1787, d. 26 Oct 1857

Citations

  1. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."
  2. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Baptisms 1737-1854", New England Historic & Genealogical Register; Volumes 91 and 92 (1937-1938): Volume 92, page 120. Hereinafter cited as "Records of the West Church, Boston."
  3. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Boston Daily Advertiser, 27 Apr 1814, Volume V, Issue 49, page 2. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.
  4. [S946] Boston, MA: Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 789. Hereinafter cited as Old Cemeteries of Boston.

Frederic V. Tracy1,2

b. circa 1810, d. 14 January 1875
Father*Henry Tracy1,3
Mother*Alice ______1
Birth*circa 1810Frederic V. Tracy was born circa 1810, as calculated from his reported age at death in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*27 October 1846He married Eliza Martin Dennie, daughter of James Dennie and Eliza Tweedy Martin, on 27 October 1846 in West Church, Boston. Their marriage was performed by the Reverend Dr. Lowell.1,2
Death*14 January 1875He died of pneumonia and dilatation of the heart on 14 January 1875 at 58 Chestnut Street, Boston. His age was noted as 64 years 12 months.1,3

Family

Eliza Martin Dennie b. 17 Oct 1819

Citations

  1. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."
  2. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Baptisms 1737-1854", New England Historic & Genealogical Register; Volumes 91 and 92 (1937-1938): Volume 92, page 353. Hereinafter cited as "Records of the West Church, Boston."
  3. [S363] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 276, page 12. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.

Henry Tracy1,2

Birth*Henry Tracy was born in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage*He married Alice ______.1,2

Family

Alice ______
Child1.Frederic V. Tracy1,2 b. c 1810, d. 14 Jan 1875

Citations

  1. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."
  2. [S363] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Volume 276, page 12. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.

Sarah Tracy1

b. circa 1620
Birth*circa 1620Sarah Tracy was born circa 1620 possibly in Leyden, South Holland Province, Holland.2
Marriage*She married George Partridge.1

Family

George Partridge b. c 1617, d. 10 Oct 1695
Children1.Sarah Partridge+2 b. 2 Sep 1639
2.Mercy Partridge2,3 b. c 1662/63, d. 20 Sep 1726

Citations

  1. [S267] Edward Everett Cornwall, "Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., and Some of His Descendants", New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume 60, chapter VI, pages 142-151 (April 1906). Hereinafter cited as "Francis West of Duxbury, Mass."
  2. [S269] The Complete Mayflower Descendant, CD ROM, 1997, Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony). Contents: disc 1. The Mayflower descendant, Volumes 1-34 -- disc 2. The Mayflower descendant, Volumes 35-46; index of persons; Middleborough vital records, Volumes 1-2; Pilgrim notes and queries, Volumes 1-5; Mayflower Passengers, 1620.
  3. [S287] George Henry Partridge, Partridge Genealogy, Descendants of George Partridge of Duxbury, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Norwood, Massachusetts: Plimpton Press, 1915), pages 1-5. Hereinafter cited as George Partridge Genealogy and Descendants.

Sally Maria Trask1

Marriage*She married Rockwell W. House.1

Family

Rockwell W. House b. 2 Sep 1808, d. 16 Feb 1897
Child1.Oscar F. House+1,2 b. 24 Aug 1849, d. 9 May 1925

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, Rockwell W. House, Memorial# 94169038. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Oscar F. House, Memorial ID# 94168873.

Daniel Travis1

Family

Child1.Esther Travis+1

Citations

  1. [S1215] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, Reference Code 3490, pages 17601-17602. Hereinafter cited as Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing).

Esther Travis1

Father*Daniel Travis2
Marriage*She married John Barnard, son of Matthew Barnard and Sarah ______.1

Family

John Barnard b. 29 Sep 1654
Children1.Matthew Barnard3 b. 26 Aug 1680
2.John Barnard4 b. 6 Nov 1681
3.James Barnard+1 b. 28 Sep 1683
4.Daniel Barnard5 b. 24 Jan 1686
5.Mary Barnard6 b. 14 Aug 1688

Citations

  1. [S1215] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, Reference Codes 8183 and 4433, pages 2359-2362. Hereinafter cited as Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing).
  2. [S1215] Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing), online at www.americanancestors.org, Reference Code 3490, pages 17601-17602.
  3. [S1215] Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing), online at www.americanancestors.org, Reference Code 4433, pages 2359-2362.
  4. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document Number 130, page 154. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  5. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document Number 130, page 168.
  6. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document Number 130, page 178.

Delia Trears1,2

b. 1841, d. 13 January 1913
Father*Patrick Trears2,1 d. 11 Nov 1899
Mother*Mary ______;

Mary was the only deceased wife mentioned in the will of Delia's father, so we suspect she was Delia's mother1
Birth*1841She was born as Bedelia Trears about 1841 in County Galway, Ireland.2,1
Marriage*She married Patrick Dillon, son of Richard Dillon and Maria Farmer.1,3
(Wife) Deed Memorial16 June 1863A memorial of an Indenture of Settlement and Mortgage dated 16 June 1863 was made regarding the lands of Cloonagrassan East, County Roscommon, between Bedelia's father, Patrick Trears, of Ballymoe in the county of Galway, merchant, of the first part, her husband, Patrick Dillon, of Creeve in the county of Roscommon, gentleman, of the second part, and Henry Ffrench of Beaupeep, Ballymoe in the county of Roscommon, Esquire, and her father-in-law, Richard Dillon, of Creeve in the county of Roscommon, gentleman, Trustees, of the third part:

Reciting that by indenture dated 9 August 1860 between Catherine Connor, widow of Martin Connor, John Fallon and Winifred Fallon, his wife, John McDermott and Catherine McDermott, his wife, Eliza Connor, Joseph Higgins and Anne Higgins, his wife, Celia Connor and Jane Connor and Patrick McHugh, all therein severally described, of the first part, Edward Litton, Esquire, one of the Masters of the Court of Chancery in Ireland of the second part, and the said Patrick Trears of the third part, the lands and premises of Cloonagrassan, therein and herein after described, were, in consideration of £1,700 paid by the said Patrick Trears, in the manner therein mentioned, granted and conveyed unto the said Patrick Trears his heirs and assigns forever.

And reciting that a sum of £131 9s. 5d. was paid by said Patrick Trears in addition to said sum of £1,700 as and for the costs attending the said purchase, both said sums making £1,831 9s. 5d.

And reciting that the sum of £1,222, part of the said sum of £1,831 9s. 5d., was the joint money of said Patrick Dillon and of his wife, Bedelia Dillon, otherwise Trears, daughter of said Patrick Trears, and the balance of said purchase money, amounting to £609 9s. 5d., was the proper money of said Patrick Trears.

And reciting that the said Patrick Trears had been and was then in fact a Trustee of said lands and hereditaments for said Patrick Dillon subject to the payment to him, the said Patrick Trears, of said sum of £609 9s. 5d.

And reciting that the said Patrick Trears had continued in possession of said lands up to the present and in receipt of the rent and profits thereof and had thereby reduced the said sum of £609 9s. 5d. to £315 14s. 11d.

And after further reciting as therein, said indenture witnessed that, for the consideration therein mentioned, the said Patrick Trears with the privity and consent of the said Patrick Dillon and Bedelia Dillon, did grant release and convey unto the said Henry Ffrench and Richard Dillon, and to their heirs and assigns, all that and those one moiety of the town and lands of Cloonagrassan, otherwise called Cloonagrassan East, or by whatever other name or names the same is known or distinguished, containing 42 acres, 2 roods and 39 perches arable pasture, be the same more or less, with the waste land and bog thereunto attached, together with the appurtenances, situate in the half barony of Ballymoe, parish of Drumatemple and county of Roscommon, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other, the rents issues and profits thereof, and all his estate right, title and interest and claim in and to and upon the same.

To hold the same unto the said Henry Ffrench and Richard Dillon, and the survivor of them and his heirs and assigns, upon the Trusts therein mentioned, and amongst others upon trust by sale or mortgage of said lands or otherwise, to raise said sum of £315 14s. 11d. and pay the same with all interest due thereon, after the rate therein after mentioned, to the said Patrick Trears, his executors, administrators and assigns, but subject to the proviso for redemption therein contained, and upon the further Trusts, that for and in consideration therein mentioned, that the said Bedelia Dillon, otherwise Trears, in case she survives her said husband Patrick Dillon, is entitled to £25 per year as jointure out of said lands of Cloonagrassan, and also up to the death of said Patrick Dillon, that his eldest son should be entitled to said lands of Cloonagrassan, subject to said jointure for said Bedelia Dillon and also subject to the sum of £600 for younger children.

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed, respectively, by Patrick Trears and Patrick Dillon, and witnessed by Robert Ffrench of Tally Ho, county of Roscommon, gentleman, and Thomas Trears of Ballymoe, County of Galway, gentleman. The memorial was registered 3 August 1863.4
(Wife) Death15 December 1867Delia became a widow when Patrick Dillon died on 15 December 1867 at age 36 and his death was registered in the Fourth Quarter of 1867 at Castlereagh, County Roscommon.5,6,7
(Mother) Marriage27 July 1881Delia Dillon signed the marriage certificate as a witness to the marriage of her daughter, Mary Ellen, and Michael Rorke on 27 July 1881 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, Dublin.8,3
(Daughter) Will28 January 1895Delia was named in the will of her father dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway. The Tuam District Registry's copy was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling or punctuation that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway Farmer, being at present of sound mind, and memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my fee simple estate which I hold in my possession in Corrastoony Beg in the County Roscommon on conditions that she will send Flossie Rorke, my dear little child who is living with me at present, to a convent school and give her a good education, and on leaving school I would be very well pleased if she took her to live with herself. Corrastoony Beg is held by six tenants who are supposed to pay their rents in May and November in each year. I also authorize and empower my daughter to leave said land to her son Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on her demise.

I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia, and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, my house and premises at Ballymoe, and all furniture therein, i.e., the house I live in at present. I also bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon the dividend on forty-two shares, which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., none of these to be sold during her lifetime. After my daughter’s death those forty-two shares to be divided on my grandchildren and Flossie Rorke share alike.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my wagonette, and harness, one horse, one cow, i.e., the white one.

I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, six shares, which I hold in the London and Westminster Bank Ltd. I also will, and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon twenty shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd. I also will and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon five shares which I hold in the London Joint Stock Bank which I hold.

I will, and bequeath unto Elena Mary Flossie Rorke fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., said shares not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one, the dividend to be lodged in the Post Office Savings Bank, by the executors named in this will. I also will, and bequeath unto M. Flossie Rorke one share which I hold in the Midland Great Western Railway, its present price is £135, this share not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one and then only with the consent of her parents, and executors named in my will.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Dillon fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., those fifteen shares not to be sold without the consent of the executors named below, the dividend on said shares to be paid (to) said Richard Dillon, as it falls due.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D. five shares that I hold in the London and County Bank Ltd.

I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears the lands of Ballaghamurray (which I purchased under Lord Ashbourne) for his life’s use only. After his death, I will, and bequeath said lands of Ballaghamurray to my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D., and after the latter’s to his brother Richard if at home, if not to the next heir, this farm not to be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank.

I will and bequeath unto Mary my servant girl ten (10) pounds for her long and faithful servitude.

I will and bequeath twenty pounds for masses for the happy repose of my poor soul, that God may have mercy on me. I will unto the Reverend Father Coogan five pounds for masses for the happy repose of the souls of myself and my wife Mary, that God may have mercy on us both, Amen. I also will five pounds to Father Coogan for masses for the happy repose of the souls of my father, mother and sister, that God may have mercy on them.

The shares which I hold, ten (10) in number, in the London Joint Stock Bank I order to be sold, and all expenses for masses and burial, together with whatever debts I owe to be defrayed out of proceeds of said shares.

I will any surplus which may remain from proceeds of above shares, after expenses being paid, and also any money which may be to my credit in National Bank Ltd. Castlerea to my daughter Bedelia Dillon and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, to be divided equally.

I appoint Mr. James Hurley, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Corlack(an), Ballymoe and Mr. T.G. Dillon M.D., Castlecoote, County Roscommon Executors to this my last will and testament. The will was signed by Patrick Trears

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us and in presence of each of us and of each other, and we subscribe our names as witnesses, at the request of the testator this twenty-eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the witnesses signed, James Hurley, Corlack(an), Ballymoe, County Galway, farmer and Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Cornelius Conneffe, R.I. Constabulary, Ballymoe. Then: “I certify that the foregoing has been compared and is a correct copy of the original will lodged here” and the certification signed by the Tuam District Registry.1
Census Ireland 1901*1901Bedelia appeared on the 1901 census as the "House Holder" in Ballymoe, County Galway, Ireland. Her brother, Thomas Trears, also resided there and was recorded as Head of the Family. Thomas was 58 years of age and a farmer, and Delia, a widow, was 60 years of age. Her occupation was recorded as "House Holder". Also residing in the home in 1901 were Delia's daughter, Kate Alice Dillon, and her niece, Florence Rorke. Kate was 36 years of age and unmarried, and Florence was 17 and a scholar. The final member of the household was Mary Trears who was identified as a servant. Her surname suggests she may have been a relative of the extended Patrick Trears family.2
Census Ireland 1911*1911Bedelia Dillon and her brother Thomas Trears appeared together again on the 1911 census in Ballymoe, County Galway. Thomas was 67 years of age and a farmer, and Delia was 70 years of age. She was a widow and had given birth to six children, five of whom were still living. Her niece Florence O'Rorke, who was recorded as 25 years of age and single, resided in her aunt's home in 1911, and Mary Trears, who was single and 50 years of age lived with the family as a servant.9
Death*13 January 1913She died on 13 January 1913, probably in Ballymoe, County Galway, at about age 72.10
Will*20 March 1913Her will was probated on 20 March 1913 at Tuam, County Galway, by her son, Thomas Gerald Dillon, Physician. Her effects were valued at £1,583 0s 1d.10

Family

Patrick Dillon b. 1831, d. 15 Dec 1867
Children1.Mary Ellen Dillon+1,3 b. 1858, d. 25 Sep 1942
2.Richard Wentworth Dillon1,11 d. 4 Jun 1917
3.Thomas Gerald Dillon1 b. 1863, d. 23 Feb 1931
4.Kate Alice Dillon2 b. 1864, d. 21 Oct 1910
5.Cecilia Margaret Dillon+12 b. 19 Apr 1865, d. 25 Feb 1944
6.Patrick John Dillon13 b. 22 May 1866, d. 26 Sep 1866
7.Delia Imelda Dillon+14 b. 1868, d. 10 Dec 1943

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Patrick Trears dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway and proved on 1 March 1900, pages 1 and 2 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record and page 3 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 27 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Michael Rorke, age 24, a bachelor farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, age 23, a spinster farmer of Ballymore, County Roscommon, daughter of Patrick Dillon, a farmer, on 27 July 1881 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, and witnessed by Joseph Rorke and Delia Dillon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Patrick Trears to Patrick Dillon, Film# 558726, 1863, Volume 26, Deed# 105, images 325-326. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  5. [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 Patrick Dillon, late of Heathfield Castleplunket, County Roscommon, who died on 15 December 1867 at that same place, were granted on 4 February 1868 at the Principal Registry to Bedelia Dillon of Ballymoe, County Galway, widow of said deceased, noting effects under £50, viewed online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  6. [S1787] Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958, online at www.ancestry.com, registration of the death of Patrick Dillon, age 36, in 1867, in the registration district of Castlereagh, citing Volume: 19; Page: 71; FHL Film# 101583. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958.
  7. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette, died December 28, 1867, at Heathfield on the 15th instant, Mr. Patrick Dillon, eldest son of Mr. Richard Dillon of Ballintubber and nephew to the Reverend Thomas Dillon, PP. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  8. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  9. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 9 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  10. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Probate of the will of Delia Dillon, late of Ballymoe, County Galway, widow, who died 13 January 1913 granted on 20 March 1913 at Tuam to Thomas Gerald Dillon, Physician, effects of £1,583 0s 1d. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription.
  11. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 January 1898 at St. Joseph's, Terenure, Dublin, of Richard Wentworth Dillon of Lissadorn House, Elphin, County Roscommon, son of Patrick and Delia Dillon, and Louisa Mary Ruckley of Everton Road-Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin, daughter of John and Mary Ruckley, citing National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Microfilm 10171 / 03. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915.
  12. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 7 August 1889 at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Michael in the parish of Dun Laoghaire, Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland, of Patrick McLoughlin of 3 Connaught Terrace, Kingston, son of James and Maria McLoughlin, and Delia Dillon of Ballymoe, County Galway, daughter of Patrick and Delia Dillon, citing the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Microfilm 09073 / 05, his name transcribed by Ancestry as "Valentine", and one of the witnesses was Delia's sister Margaret Dillon.
  13. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth on 3 August 1866 in Creeve, County Roscommon, and registered on 10 August 1866 in the registration district of Athleague, Counties of Galway and Roscommon, of Patrick John Dillon, son of Patrick Dillon of Creeve, farmer, and his wife, formerly "Bee Trayers", informant Catherine Smyth of Creeve, present at birth, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  14. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 7 August 1889 at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Michael in the parish of Dun Laoghaire, Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland, of Patrick McLoughlin of 3 Connaught Terrace, Kingstown, son of James and Maria McLoughlin, and Delia Dillon of Ballymoe, County Galway, daughter of Patrick and Delia Dillon, citing the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Microfilm 09073 / 05, his name transcribed by Ancestry as "Valentine", and one of the witnesses was Delia's sister Margaret Dillon.

Mary Trears1

b. 1851
Birth*1851Mary Trears was born about 1851 in County Galway, Ireland.1
(Servant) Census Ireland 19011901Mary appeared on the 1911 census in the household of brother and sister, Thomas Trears and Bedelia Dillon, in Ballymoe, County Galway, Ireland. Mary was 50 years of age, not married and a servant in the home. Her surname suggests she may have been a relative of the extended Patrick Trears family.1
(Servant) Census Ireland 19111911Mary appeared again on the 1911 census in the household of brother and sister, Thomas Trears and Bedelia Dillon, in Ballymoe, County Galway. She was a servant, and 60 years of age.2

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 27 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 9 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.

Patrick Trears1

d. 11 November 1899
Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
Deed Memorial9 August 1860A memorial of an Indenture of Conveyance dated 9 August 1860 was made between Catherine Connor of Corbally in the county of Roscommon, widow of Martin Connor, deceased, their son, Martin Connor, John Fallon and his wife Winifred, John McDermott and his wife Catherine, Eliza Connor, Joseph Higgins and his wife Anne (Connor) Higgins, Celia Connor, Jane Connor, said Winifred, Catherine, Anne, Eliza, Jane and Martin being the children of said Martin Connor, deceased, and Patrick McKeogh of Abbeyville in the county of Roscommon, Esquire, of the first part, Edward Litton, Esquire, one of the Masters of the Court of Chancery in Ireland of the second part, and Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Roscommon, merchant, of the third part:

Whereby after reciting as therein, it was by memorializing deed witnessed that, for the considerations therein mentioned they, the said Catherine Connor and Patrick McKeogh, with the consent of and approbation of said Edward Litton, testified by his being an executing party to memorializing deed, did grant, release and convey to the said Patrick Trears, his heirs and assigns, all that and those one moiety of the town and lands of Cloonagrassan, otherwise called Cloonagrassan East, or by whatever name or names the same was known or distinguished, containing 42 acres, 2 roods, and 39 perches arable pasture, be the same more or less, with the waste land and bog thereunto attached, together with all the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, being the same premises which were thentofore conveyed to the said Martin Connor by the therein recited indenture of 23 July 1838, situate, lying and being in the half Barony of Ballymoe, parish of Drumatemple and county of Roscommon.

To hold unto the said Patrick Trears, his heirs and assigns, to the use of said Patrick Trears, his heirs and assigns, forever.

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses by all but two of the parties. Catherine Connor signed and sealed with her mark after the deed and memorial had been first truly read and explained to her, and also the effect thereof, by the undersigned John Larkin in the presence of the other subscribing witness. And one of the Masters of Her Majesty’s High Court of Chancery in Ireland signed in the presence of witnesses in the name and on behalf of John Fallon, pursuant to the statute and an order of the said Court dated 24 June 1861 made in the matter of Jeremiah Dunne and others, petitioners, and John Fallon and others, respondents, in their petition to show cause under the Court of Chancery (Ireland) Regulation Act of 1857, Section 15.

The deed and memorial were registered on 24 July 1861.2
Deed Memorial*19 July 1862A memorial of an Indenture of Conveyance dated 19 July 1862 was made between Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the County of Roscommon, merchant, of the one part, and The Great Northern and Western of Ireland Railway Company, incorporated and empowered by the Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, of the other part:

Whereby in consideration of the sum of £45 sterling paid by the said Company to the said Patrick Trears, the receipt of which sum was thereby acknowledged, he the said Patrick Trears did thereby grant, release and convey unto the said Company their successors and assigns, all those pieces or portions of land, part of one moiety of the town and lands of Cloonagrassan, otherwise called Cloonagrassan East, the said one moiety being the same premises which were theretofore conveyed to Martin Connor, as therein mentioned, situate in the half barony of Ballymoe, parish of Drumatemple and county of Roscommon, containing, in the whole, 1 acre, 1 rood and 16 perches Irish plantation measure, all which pieces or portions of land are more particularly delineated and colored red on the map drawn on said deed and are the portions, or part of the portions, of land numbered 32, 37, 41, 46 and 50 in the Map Book of Reference of the said Railway deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Peace for the county of Roscommon.

To hold the said pieces or portions of land and premises unto, and to the use of, the said Company, their successors and assigns forever, free from all incumbrances.

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by Patrick Trears in the presence of brothers, Henry Ffrench Esq. and Robert Ffrench Esq.. Henry was a solicitor and both resided at Ballymoe, County Roscommon. The deed was registered on 22 July 1862.3
Deed Memorial*16 June 1863A memorial of an Indenture of Settlement and Mortgage dated 16 June 1863 was made regarding the lands of Cloonagrassan East, County Roscommon, between Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway, merchant, of the first part, his son-in-law, Patrick Dillon, of Creeve in the county of Roscommon, gentleman, of the second part, and Henry Ffrench of Beaupeep, Ballymoe in the county of Roscommon, Esquire, and Patrick Dillon's father, Richard Dillon, of Creeve in the county of Roscommon, gentleman, Trustees, of the third part:

Reciting that by indenture dated 9 August 1860 between Catherine Connor, widow of Martin Connor, John Fallon and Winifred Fallon, his wife, John McDermott and Catherine McDermott, his wife, Eliza Connor, Joseph Higgins and Anne Higgins, his wife, Celia Connor and Jane Connor and Patrick McHugh, all therein severally described, of the first part, Edward Litton, Esquire, one of the Masters of the Court of Chancery in Ireland of the second part, and the said Patrick Trears of the third part, the lands and premises of Cloonagrassan, therein and herein after described, were, in consideration of £1,700 paid by the said Patrick Trears, in the manner therein mentioned, granted and conveyed unto the said Patrick Trears his heirs and assigns forever.

And reciting that a sum of £131 9s. 5d. was paid by said Patrick Trears in addition to said sum of £1,700 as and for the costs attending the said purchase, both said sums making £1,831 9s. 5d.

And reciting that the sum of £1,222, part of the said sum of £1,831 9s. 5d., was the joint money of said Patrick Dillon and of his wife, Bedelia Dillon, otherwise Trears, daughter of said Patrick Trears, and the balance of said purchase money, amounting to £609 9s. 5d., was the proper money of said Patrick Trears.

And reciting that the said Patrick Trears had been and was then in fact a Trustee of said lands and hereditaments for said Patrick Dillon subject to the payment to him, the said Patrick Trears, of said sum of £609 9s. 5d.

And reciting that the said Patrick Trears had continued in possession of said lands up to the present and in receipt of the rent and profits thereof and had thereby reduced the said sum of £609 9s. 5d. to £315 14s. 11d.

And after further reciting as therein, said indenture witnessed that, for the consideration therein mentioned, the said Patrick Trears with the privity and consent of the said Patrick Dillon and Bedelia Dillon, did grant release and convey unto the said Henry Ffrench and Richard Dillon, and to their heirs and assigns, all that and those one moiety of the town and lands of Cloonagrassan, otherwise called Cloonagrassan East, or by whatever other name or names the same is known or distinguished, containing 42 acres, 2 roods and 39 perches arable pasture, be the same more or less, with the waste land and bog thereunto attached, together with the appurtenances, situate in the half barony of Ballymoe, parish of Drumatemple and county of Roscommon, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other, the rents issues and profits thereof, and all his estate right, title and interest and claim in and to and upon the same.

To hold the same unto the said Henry Ffrench and Richard Dillon, and the survivor of them and his heirs and assigns, upon the Trusts therein mentioned, and amongst others upon trust by sale or mortgage of said lands or otherwise, to raise said sum of £315 14s. 11d. and pay the same with all interest due thereon, after the rate therein after mentioned, to the said Patrick Trears, his executors, administrators and assigns, but subject to the proviso for redemption therein contained, and upon the further Trusts, that for and in consideration therein mentioned, that the said Bedelia Dillon, otherwise Trears, in case she survives her said husband Patrick Dillon, is entitled to £25 per year as jointure out of said lands of Cloonagrassan, and also up to the death of said Patrick Dillon, that his eldest son should be entitled to said lands of Cloonagrassan, subject to said jointure for said Bedelia Dillon and also subject to the sum of £600 for younger children.

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed, respectively, by Patrick Trears and Patrick Dillon, and witnessed by Robert Ffrench of Tally Ho, county of Roscommon, gentleman, and Thomas Trears of Ballymoe, County of Galway, gentleman. The memorial was registered 3 August 1863.4
(Father-in-Law) Land to Be Sold30 April 1867Announcements dated 20 March 1867 of the scheduled sale on 30 April 1867 of the life estate of Patrick's son-in-law, Patrick Dillon, in part of the lands of Cloonagrassan East, with Patrick Balfe Esq. as petitioner, appeared in newspapers and other methods of notification. The prospectus regarding the sale reported the estate of Patrick Dillon, and of solicitor Henry Ffrench Esq. and Patrick's father Richard Dillon, Trustees, in part of the lands of "Clonegrasson, East", known on the ordnance survey as Cloonagrassan, containing 128 acres, 1 rood and 38 perches, statute measure, situate in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon, and held in fee simple, was to be sold in one lot on 30 April 1867 at the Landed Estates' Court, Inn's-Quay, in the city of Dublin.

The descriptive particulars of the property stated that "the railway from Dublin to Castlebar passes through the lands, which are situate about half a mile from the Ballymoe Station of the Great Northern and Western Railway of Ireland. They are within four miles of Castlerea, and eight of Roscommon, by railway. The upland is a good arable soil, held by industrious tenants, who pay their total net annual rents of £68 8s. 5 ½d., punctually. There is a large quantity of bog attached to the lands, which makes them of great value."

The conditions of sale included historical information about the property's most recent previous sale transaction in addition to conditions included in the current sale. It reviewed the Indenture dated 16 June 1863 made between Patrick Dillon's father-in-law, Patrick Trears, of the first part, Patrick Dillon of the second part, and his father, Richard Dillon, and solicitor Henry Ffrench Esq., Trustees, of the third part. It provided, among other things, that Henry Ffrench and Richard Dillon, as trustees, would hold the said lands, premises and hereditaments upon trust, by sale or mortgage of the said premises, to raise the sum of £315 14s. 11d., and pay the same, with all interest due thereon, after the rate of 5%, to Patrick Trears, and his executors, administrators, or assigns, but subject to redemption thereinafter contained. And in the next place, and subject to the said sum of £315 14s. 11d., upon trust, to permit the said Patrick Dillon to receive the rents and profits of the said lands and hereditaments during his life, or until he should be found and duly declared a bankrupt, or shall take the benefit of any act or acts of Parliament now in force, or at any time hereafter to be made, for the relief of insolvent debtors, or shall make, do, execute, permit, or suffer any act, deed, matter, or thing whatsoever whereby, or by means whereof, the said lands and hereditaments, or the rents and profits thereof, or any part thereof, should or might be forfeited in, or become vested in, any other person or persons, or become subject to the debts of him, the said Patrick Dillon, in anywise so ever.

The life estate of the owner, subject to said mortgage dated 16 June 1866 for the sum of £315 14s. 11d., in the Lands of Cloonagrassan East containing 128 acres, 1 rood and 38 perches, was to be sold under the foregoing clause, which was inserted to defeat creditors.

A certified copy of said deed of 16 June 1863 was to be handed to the purchaser, and could be inspected by intending purchasers before the sale.

The conveyance of the owner's interest was to be made by general reference to the life estate, under the said deed of 16 June 1863, and the purchaser was not object to on that account.

The above mentioned mortgage was a charge on the Fee. The purchaser would, therefore, only be bound to keep down the interest thereon; if any further demand in respect thereof was made on the purchaser, he would be entitled to be recouped thereof out of the inheritance.5,6
(Party to Deed) Deed Memorial20 May 1873A memorial of an Indenture dated 20 May 1873 was made between Margaret (Dignan) Ffrench, wife of Henry Ffrench Esq. of the first part, the said Henry Ffrench Esq. of the second part, Margaret's brother, Philip Dignan Esq., of River View, South Brisbane Queensland, Australia, of the third part, Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway, merchant, of the fourth part, and the said Patrick Trears and Michael Broderick of Castlerea, county of Roscommon, merchant, of the fifth part.

Ireland’s memorial deeds are handwritten, and the microfilmed copies are often difficult to read. Additionally, we are uncertain, in some instances, that we have identified the correct townlands. In earlier times, how the name of a townland was spelled depended upon how the initial scribe heard the name pronounced, and then how future scribes interpreted what was written. As a result, the names and spellings of many Irish townlands were spelled differently from deed to deed, book to book and year to year. Attempts to standardize the spelling of Ireland’s townlands began around the turn of the 20th century. A townland’s Barony did not always remain constant, either. Changes were made as populations grew. Our own transcription that follows attempts to identify the correct townlands mentioned in the deed and spell them in the current (2020) standard form. Our placement of quotation marks around a townland’s name means we remain uncertain about our selection of the correct townland, or have used the spelling as we saw it in the deed because we couldn’t find a good guess. Our transcription follows, and we welcome suggestions and corrections:

Reciting the Indenture of Settlement effected on the marriage of the said Henry French and Margaret Dignan, parties to memorializing deed, was dated 15 November 1847.

And reciting that a sum of £1,100 remained due on the security of an Indenture of Mortgage dated 27 November 1863 made between Richard Kelly of the first part, the said Henry Ffrench and Margaret, his wife, of the second part, and the said Patrick Trears of the third part, and the same together with a charge of £1,615 7s. 6d. affecting the lands in said settlement, and herein after described, then constituted the entire of the trust funds which remained subject to the trusts of said Indenture of Settlement.

And reciting that Phillip Dignan, one of the Trustees of said settlement left Ireland to reside in Australia many years ago, and also then permanently resided abroad, and that Phillip Kelly, Junior, the successor Trustee of said Phillip Dignan, died in the year 1863.

And further reciting as therein, it was witnessed that the exercise of the power given to the said Margaret Ffrench by said settlement of 15 November 1847 thereby memorialized, constituted and appointed the said Patrick Trears and Michael Broderick to be trustees of said Indenture of Settlement of 15 November 1847 in place of the said Phillip Dignan and Richard Kelly for the purposes of the said indenture.

And it was further witnessed that the said Phillip remain, at the request of the said Margaret Ffrench, as legatee, with the said Patrick Trears and Michael Broderick, their executors, administrators and assigns, all that the aforesaid charge or Principal of £1,615 7s. 6d. expressed, to be assigned by said Indenture of Settlement of 15 November 1847 and charged upon and payable out of all that and those the town and lands of Rathleg, Lisgobban, (previously called Gortgobbin), Carrowkeel, “Rathlena”, Rathbarna, Carrowmore, “Gunrade” or “Gunroad”, Carradooan, Ballinphuill, Gortgobbin, the Paddock and Grove Park, with their appurtenances situate in the barony of Ballintober and the county of Roscommon, together with all interest then due and thence further to grow due thereon, and all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Property, Claim and Demand of him, the said Phillip Dignan, in, to, and upon the said premises.

To hold unto the said Patrick Trears and Michael Broderick, their executors, administrators and assigns, upon the trusts and subject to the powers, provisions and agreements and declarations contained in said Settlement of 15 November 1847.

And it was further witnessed that the said Patrick Trears, at the request of the said Margaret Ffrench, assigned unto the said Patrick Trears and Michael Broderick, their executors, administrators and assigns, all that the said mortgage debt, a principal sum of £1,100 secured by the said Indenture of Mortgage of 27 November 1863, and all interest thereon due, and thenceforth to grow due thereon, and all securities for the same, and all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Property, Claim and Demand of him, the said Patrick Trears, in, to, or upon the same premises, together with full power for the said Patrick Trears and Michael Broderick and the survivor of them, and the executors or administrators of such survivor, and their or his assigns, to demand due for recover and give valid receipts for the said principal sum of £1,100 and all interest due and to become due for the same, in the name or names of the said Patrick Trears, his executors, administrators or assigns, for the purposes aforesaid, or any of them, to execute and do all such instrumentals and things as shall be necessary or expedient.

To hold unto the said Michael Broderick, Patrick Trears, their executors, administrators and assigns upon the trust, and subject to the powers, promises, agreements and declarations contained in said Settlement.

And it was also witnessed that the said Patrick Trears, at the request of the said Margaret Ffrench, granted unto the said Michael Broderick and his heirs, all that and those the town and lands of Runnaruag, containing 77 acres, 2 roods and 2 perches or thereabout, Irish Plantation Measure, situate in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober, county of Roscommon, the lands of Clooncommon Beg containing 38 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches or thereabout Irish Plantation Measure situate in the said barony of Ballintober and county of Roscommon, the lands of Kildurney containing 30 acres or thereabouts Irish Plantation Measure and the lands of “Kilcommon Glebe” containing 14 acres or thereabouts, each said lastly mentioned denominations situate in the barony of Athlone and county of Roscommon aforesaid, the lands of Drumaleague containing 65 acres and 5 perches or thereabouts situate in the parish of Kiltubbrid, barony of Leitrim and county of Leitrim, and also all that and those the lands of Cloonkeen situate in the parish of Kilkerrin, barony of Tiaquin and county of Galway containing by estimation 300 acres be the same more or less, being the land and hereditaments comprised in and granted by the said Indenture of Mortgage of 27 November 1863, and all other, if any, the hereditaments thereby granted together with the actual and reputed rights, members, and appurtenances to the same lands and hereditaments belonging or in anywise appertaining and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand of him, the said Patrick Trears in to and upon the said premises. To hold unto and the use of the said Michael Broderick and Patrick Trears, their heirs and assigns, subject to the Equity of Redemption subsisting in the said lands and hereditaments under said Indenture of Mortgage of 27 November 1863.

And it was also witnessed that the said Henry Ffrench and Margaret Ffrench thereby released the said Phillip Dignan, his heirs, executors, administrators, and his and their estates, from any claim which they might have against him by reason or on account of said Indenture of Settlement of 15 November 1847.

Which said deed as to the execution thereof by the said Margaret Ffrench, Henry Ffrench and Patrick Trears is witnessed by Benjamin Whiting of Davidson Street in the city of Dublin, solicitor, and Robert Ffrench of Tally Ho in the county of Roscommon, Esquire, and as to the execution of the Memorial by the said Margaret Ffrench and Henry Ffrench is witnessed by the said Benjamin Whiting and Robert Ffrench, and as to the execution of said deed by the said Michael Broderick is witnessed by the said Benjamin Whitney and my John Mahon of Castlerea in the county of Roscommon, gentleman.

The documents were registered on 26 May 1873.7
Will*28 January 1895He prepared his will on 28 January 1895 in Ballymoe, County Galway. The Tuam District Registry's copy was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling or punctuation that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway Farmer, being at present of sound mind, and memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my fee simple estate which I hold in my possession in Corrastoony Beg in the County Roscommon on conditions that she will send Flossie Rorke, my dear little child who is living with me at present, to a convent school and give her a good education, and on leaving school I would be very well pleased if she took her to live with herself. Corrastoony Beg is held by six tenants who are supposed to pay their rents in May and November in each year. I also authorize and empower my daughter to leave said land to her son Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on her demise.

I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia, and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, my house and premises at Ballymoe, and all furniture therein, i.e., the house I live in at present. I also bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon the dividend on forty-two shares, which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., none of these to be sold during her lifetime. After my daughter’s death those forty-two shares to be divided on my grandchildren and Flossie Rorke share alike.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my wagonette, and harness, one horse, one cow, i.e., the white one.

I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, six shares, which I hold in the London and Westminster Bank Ltd. I also will, and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon twenty shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd. I also will and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon five shares which I hold in the London Joint Stock Bank which I hold.

I will, and bequeath unto Elena Mary Flossie Rorke fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., said shares not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one, the dividend to be lodged in the Post Office Savings Bank, by the executors named in this will. I also will, and bequeath unto M. Flossie Rorke one share which I hold in the Midland Great Western Railway, its present price is £135, this share not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one and then only with the consent of her parents, and executors named in my will.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Dillon fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., those fifteen shares not to be sold without the consent of the executors named below, the dividend on said shares to be paid (to) said Richard Dillon, as it falls due.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D. five shares that I hold in the London and County Bank Ltd.

I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears the lands of Ballaghamurray (which I purchased under Lord Ashbourne) for his life’s use only. After his death, I will, and bequeath said lands of Ballaghamurray to my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D., and after the latter’s to his brother Richard if at home, if not to the next heir, this farm not to be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank.

I will and bequeath unto Mary my servant girl ten (10) pounds for her long and faithful servitude.

I will and bequeath twenty pounds for masses for the happy repose of my poor soul, that God may have mercy on me. I will unto the Reverend Father Coogan five pounds for masses for the happy repose of the souls of myself and my wife Mary, that God may have mercy on us both, Amen. I also will five pounds to Father Coogan for masses for the happy repose of the souls of my father, mother and sister, that God may have mercy on them.

The shares which I hold, ten (10) in number, in the London Joint Stock Bank I order to be sold, and all expenses for masses and burial, together with whatever debts I owe to be defrayed out of proceeds of said shares.

I will any surplus which may remain from proceeds of above shares, after expenses being paid, and also any money which may be to my credit in National Bank Ltd. Castlerea to my daughter Bedelia Dillon and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, to be divided equally.

I appoint Mr. James Hurley, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Corlack(an), Ballymoe and Mr. T.G. Dillon M.D., Castlecoote, County Roscommon Executors to this my last will and testament. The will was signed by Patrick Trears

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us and in presence of each of us and of each other, and we subscribe our names as witnesses, at the request of the testator this twenty-eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the witnesses signed, James Hurley, Corlack(an), Ballymoe, County Galway, farmer and Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Cornelius Conneffe, R.I. Constabulary, Ballymoe. Then: “I certify that the foregoing has been compared and is a correct copy of the original will lodged here” and the certification signed by the Tuam District Registry.1
Death*11 November 1899He died on 11 November 1899 in Ballymoe.8
Probate*1 March 1900His will was granted for probate at Tuam, County Galway, to Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on 1 March 1900. His effects were valued at £4,029.8

Family

Mary ______
Children1.Delia Trears+9,1 b. 1841, d. 13 Jan 1913
2.Thomas Trears1 b. 1843

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Patrick Trears dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway and proved on 1 March 1900, pages 1 and 2 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record and page 3 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: heirs of Michael Connor to Patrick Trears, Film# 559933, 1861, Volume 23, Deed# 250, image 716. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: Patrick Trears to The Great Northern & Western Railway Company, Film# 558713, 1862, Volume 25, Deed# 210, images 155-156.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: Patrick Trears to Patrick Dillon, Film# 558726, 1863, Volume 26, Deed# 105, images 325-326.
  5. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Roscommon and Leitrim Gazette, Boyle, Saturday, 6 April 1867, page 2, column 4, announcement dated 20 March 1867 of the sale by auction of the life estate of Patrick Dillon's part of the lands of Cloonagrassan, County Roscommon. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  6. [S1651] Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885, online at www.findmypast.com, the life estate of said Patrick Dillon, in part of the lands of "Clonegrasson, East", known on the ordnance survey as Cloonagrassan. Hereinafter cited as Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: Margaret Ffrench, Henry Ffrench, Philip Dignan and Patrick Trears, Film# 535351, 1873, Volume 19, Deed# 135, images 438-439.
  8. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Probate of the will of Patrick Trears, late of Ballymoe, County Galway, gentleman, who died 11 November 1899 granted at Tuam on 1 March 1900 to Thomas G. Dillon M.D. Effects valued at £4,029; viewed online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  9. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 27 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.

Thomas Trears1

b. 1843
Father*Patrick Trears2 d. 11 Nov 1899
Mother*Mary ______;

Mary was the only deceased wife mentioned in the will of Thomas's father, so we suspect she was Thomas's mother2
Birth*1843Thomas Trears was born about 1843 in County Galway, Ireland.1
(Son) Will28 January 1895Thomas was named in the will of his father dated 28 January 1895 in Ballymoe, County Galway. The Tuam District Registry's copy was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling or punctuation that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway Farmer, being at present of sound mind, and memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my fee simple estate which I hold in my possession in Corrastoony Beg in the County Roscommon on conditions that she will send Flossie Rorke, my dear little child who is living with me at present, to a convent school and give her a good education, and on leaving school I would be very well pleased if she took her to live with herself. Corrastoony Beg is held by six tenants who are supposed to pay their rents in May and November in each year. I also authorize and empower my daughter to leave said land to her son Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on her demise.

I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia, and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, my house and premises at Ballymoe, and all furniture therein, i.e., the house I live in at present. I also bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon the dividend on forty-two shares, which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., none of these to be sold during her lifetime. After my daughter’s death those forty-two shares to be divided on my grandchildren and Flossie Rorke share alike.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my wagonette, and harness, one horse, one cow, i.e., the white one.

I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, six shares, which I hold in the London and Westminster Bank Ltd. I also will, and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon twenty shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd. I also will and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon five shares which I hold in the London Joint Stock Bank which I hold.

I will, and bequeath unto Elena Mary Flossie Rorke fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., said shares not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one, the dividend to be lodged in the Post Office Savings Bank, by the executors named in this will. I also will, and bequeath unto M. Flossie Rorke one share which I hold in the Midland Great Western Railway, its present price is £135, this share not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one and then only with the consent of her parents, and executors named in my will.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Dillon fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., those fifteen shares not to be sold without the consent of the executors named below, the dividend on said shares to be paid (to) said Richard Dillon, as it falls due.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D. five shares that I hold in the London and County Bank Ltd.

I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears the lands of Ballaghamurray (which I purchased under Lord Ashbourne) for his life’s use only. After his death, I will, and bequeath said lands of Ballaghamurray to my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D., and after the latter’s to his brother Richard if at home, if not to the next heir, this farm not to be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank.

I will and bequeath unto Mary my servant girl ten (10) pounds for her long and faithful servitude.

I will and bequeath twenty pounds for masses for the happy repose of my poor soul, that God may have mercy on me. I will unto the Reverend Father Coogan five pounds for masses for the happy repose of the souls of myself and my wife Mary, that God may have mercy on us both, Amen. I also will five pounds to Father Coogan for masses for the happy repose of the souls of my father, mother and sister, that God may have mercy on them.

The shares which I hold, ten (10) in number, in the London Joint Stock Bank I order to be sold, and all expenses for masses and burial, together with whatever debts I owe to be defrayed out of proceeds of said shares.

I will any surplus which may remain from proceeds of above shares, after expenses being paid, and also any money which may be to my credit in National Bank Ltd. Castlerea to my daughter Bedelia Dillon and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, to be divided equally.

I appoint Mr. James Hurley, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Corlack(an), Ballymoe and Mr. T.G. Dillon M.D., Castlecoote, County Roscommon Executors to this my last will and testament. The will was signed by Patrick Trears

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us and in presence of each of us and of each other, and we subscribe our names as witnesses, at the request of the testator this twenty-eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the witnesses signed, James Hurley, Corlack(an), Ballymoe, County Galway, farmer and Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Cornelius Conneffe, R.I. Constabulary, Ballymoe. Then: “I certify that the foregoing has been compared and is a correct copy of the original will lodged here” and the certification signed by the Tuam District Registry.2
Census Ireland 1901*1901Thomas appeared as Head of the Family on the 1901 census in Ballymoe, County Galway, Ireland. His sister Bedelia Dillon was the owner of their home and resided there also. Thomas was 58 years of age and a farmer, and Delia, a widow, was 60 years of age. Her occupation was recorded as "House Holder". Also residing in the home in 1901 were Delia's daughter, Kate Alice Dillon, and her niece, Florence Rorke. Kate was 36 years of age and unmarried, and Florence was 17 and a scholar. The final member of the household was Mary Trears who was identified as a servant. Her surname suggests she may have been a relative of the extended Patrick Trears family.1
Census Ireland 1911*1911Thomas Trears and his sister Bedelia Dillon appeared together again on the 1911 census in Ballymoe, County Galway. Thomas was 67 years of age and a farmer, and Delia was 70 years of age. She was a widow and had given birth to six children, five of whom were still living. Her niece Florence O'Rorke, who was recorded as 25 years of age and single, resided in her aunt's home in 1911, and Mary Trears, who was single and 50 years of age lived with the family as a servant.3

Citations

  1. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 27 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Patrick Trears dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway and proved on 1 March 1900, pages 1 and 2 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record and page 3 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 9 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.