Other wills and administrations: Will of Richard Gumbleton of Castle Richard, co Waterford


Richard Gumbleton, 1776

Will of Richard Gumbleton of Castle Richard, co Waterford, esq
Will dated 8 Jan 1776, proved 2 Aug 1776
Eldest son: Richard Gumbleton
2nd son: William Conner Gumbleton
3rd son: Robert Warren Gumbleton
4th son: George Conner Gumbleton
5th son: Henry Conner Gumbleton
Daughters: Ann, Susanna, Sarah, Catherine, Jane (wife of William Daniel)
Son in law: Henry Peard and Mary, wife of Henry Peard
Son in law: Thomas Walton and Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Walton

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In the name of God amen.
I Richard Gumbleton of Castle Richard in the county of Waterford Esq being of sound and disposing mind and memory for which I thank God but considering the uncertainty of this life do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made whereas by my marriage settlement dated 27 May 1743 the several lands therein mentioned are settled in strict settlement on the issue of such marriage and a provision of £2000 made for the younger children thereof and whereas my eldest son Richard Gumbleton attained his age of 21 years he in consideration of £200 yearly as a present maintenance and of being paid after my decease £93 yearly or £2000 did agree to make over to me the reversion expectant which on my death he would be entitled to under said settlement in the following lands being part of them comprised in the said settlement (that is to say) the lands of Garrinagowle and part of Kilcoran the lands of Ballygomeashy otherwise Ballygomash otherwise Mashtown co Cork and the lands of Shyanbegg otherwise Sheanabeg alias Shyeanbegg co Waterford in pursuance of which agreement two fines were levied of the said lands and by deed dated 6 Nov 1773 for the consideration aforesaid the said fines were declared to be the noe[?] of me my heirs and assigns for ever. Now in order to further recompense my said eldest son for making over such interests to me I do hereby give and bequeath to him the said sum of £2000 charged by my settlement for younger children and to the payment of which the estate he will on my death under such settlement would be subject was I not otherwise to provide for the payment thereof I give and devise unto my said eldest son and to my second son William Connor Gumbleton and to their heirs share and share alike all my interest in the house and premises which I purchased from William Freeman situate in Murroughs Lane in the City of Cork.

I give and devise unto my said second son William Connor Gumbleton and his heirs my estate of Dysert Coolbegg and Gurteen and all other the premises which I purchased from George Purdon situate in the County of Cork and also my interest in the farms of Cooligoody and little Grace in the county of Waterford.

I give and devise unto my third son Robert Warren Gumbleton and his heirs all my interest in the farm and lands of Upper and Lower Killbegs in the county of Waterford but in case my said son Robert Warren Gumbleton should die before he attains the age of 21 years without issue lawfully begotten then and in such case I give and devise my said interest in said Upper and Lower Killbegs to my said eldest son Richard Gumbleton and his heirs.

I give and devise unto my fourth son George Connor Gumbleton and his heirs my interest in the said farm of Garrenagowle and part of Kilcoran Ballygomeashy otherwise Ballygomash otherwise Marshtown Shyanbegg otherwise Sheanbegg otherwise Sheanbegg situate as aforesaid together with all my interest in that part of Kilcoran which I hold from Sir Henry Cavendish Bart but in case my said son George Connor Gumbleton should die before he attains the age of 21 years without issue lawfully begotten then and in such case I give and devise my interest in said lands devised to my said son George to my eldest son Richard and my second son William and their heirs to be equally divided between them.

I give and devise unto my fifth son Henry Connor Gumbleton and his heirs all my interests in lands and houses in and near the town of Tallow in the county of Waterford with the farm called the forge near the said town which I hold under representation of the late Richard Earl of Cork and Burlington but in case my said son Henry should die before ha attains the age of 21 years without issue lawfully begotten then and in such case I give and devise my interest or interests in the lands and premises devised him to my third son Robert Warren Gumbleton and his heirs.

The following legacies I will and direct to be paid out of the different farms due to me on various securities and out of all other my personal fortune of what kind and nature soever that is to say

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Gumbleton the sum of £1600, to my daughter Susanna Gumbleton £1600, to my daughter Sarah Gumbleton £1600, to my daughter Catherine Gumbleton £1600 which portions are to be paid to my said daughters as sooon as the same can be called in with interest for the same in the meantime at the rate of £5 by the hundred by the year but my will and intention is that in case any of my said daughters shall marry without the consent of my executors hereinafter named or of two of them first had under their hands that the fortune of her and them so marrying without such consent shall go and amongst such of my said four daughters as shall then be unmarried or married with such consent unless my executor shall think proper to settle such disobedient daughters fortune so as to make a provision for her and her children without any part thereof coming to the hands of her husband and which I do hereby give my executors or the survivor of them a power of doing if they shall think proper

I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane, now the wife of William Daunt £22 : 1s yearly during her life to be paid her by my executors half yearly on her sole and separate receipt her coverture not withstanding and I give and bequeath the said William and Jane Daunt 50 guineas to buy mourning.

I give and bequeath to my son in law Henry Peard and Mary his wife the like sum of 50 guineas to buy mourning and to my son in law Thomas Walton and Elizabeth his wife the like sum of 50 guineas to buy mourning.

I give and bequeath to William Sprig now apprentice to Francis Haddy of Lismore in the county of Waterford cordwainer the sum of 10 guineas to be paid him when out of his apprenticeship.

I give and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Lismore the sum of £20 and to the poor of the parish of Tallow the like sum of £20 to be paid to and distributed amongst them by my executors as they may think proper.

And after payment of the said several legacies and of all my just debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath unto my said 4 younger sons the said William Connor Gumbleton, Robert Warren Gumbleton, George Connor Gumbleton and Henry Connor Gumbleton all the rest residue and remainder of all sums of money due to me and of all other my personal fortune of what kind and nature soever to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and in case any of my said four younger sons shall happen to die under age then my will and desire is that the share of him or them so dying of the same person fortune shall go share and share alike amongst the survivors of said four sons.

And I do hereby will and declare that the provision made for my younger children and which on the marriages of such of my children as are married I made for them is and was and is hereby intended and declared by me to be in full discharge of my provision made for younger children by my said marriage settlement and I do hereby will and direct that before any of my married or younger children enjoy or receive any of the provisions or legacies hereby provided for devised or bequeathed to them they and each of them shall release and discharge any right or claim which they or any of them may have or pretend to have to the sum or any part thereof provided for my younger children by my said settlement which sum I intend shall not be raised but shall sink in the inheritance for the benefit of my eldest son.

Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said sons Richard Gumbleton and William Connor Gumbleton and William Connor of Lismore in the county of Waterford executors of this my last will and guardians of such of my children as are minors during their respective minorities and do will and direct that they my said executors shall allow my three youngest sons during their respective minorities the following annuities (that is to say) to my son Robert £40 yearly, to my son George 40 guineas yearly until he enters the college and after £100 yearly, to my son Henry £40 yearly. My will sett my hand and affixed my seal the 8th February 1776.

Richard Gumbleton

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Gumbleton as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set our names as witnesses in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other.

John Drew Thomas Garde Luke Green

Probate granted by the Prerogative Court of Ireland to William Connor Gumbleton and Richard Gumbleton two of the executors on 2 August 1776

Prerogative Court of Ireland
2 Aug 1776

Transcribed by Jane Wood

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