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Wills for the Rev. Richard Wolfe of Forenaghts

 

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INDEX to names on this page

Bernard,  C. H.
Burgh, Walter Rev
French, Alicia
Jones, Theophilus
Tyne, James
Wolfe, Charles
Wolfe, Charlotte [Lady]
Wolfe, George
Wolfe, James
Wolfe, John
Wolfe, Peter
Wolfe, Richard,

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WILL: The Rev. RICHARD WOLFE,
son of Colonel John Wolfe of Forenaghts [who d. 1816],
left a will dated 1 March, 1841, which was proved 16 November, 1841,

 

The following is an abstract of it:

I give and devise all my real and freehold estates, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, with their appurtences to the Rev. Walter Burgh of Naas, and Theophilus Jones of the city of Dublin, Esq., barrister-at-law, and to their heirs and assigns for ever, upon the trusts following, that is to say, in case I should have a daughter or daughters and no son, to the use of such only daughter [if but one] and the heirs of her body, and if more than one to the use of all and every such daughters, share and share alike as tenants in common, and to the heirs of their bodies, and in failure of any issue, male or female, to the use of my dear wife and her assigns for her life without impeachment of waste, and after her decease to the use of William Wolfe, son of Peter Wolfe of Blackhall, in the county Kildare, Esq., and his assigns for his life, and immediately after his decease to the use of the first and every other son successively of the said William Wolfe according to seniority of birth, and the heirs male of the body of such son and sons, and failing such issue to the use of my said trustees and their heirs upon trust with or out of the rents and profits of the said estates, or by mortgaging or charging the same or competent part thereof [except the demesne of Forenaghts and appurtenances] to raise and pay to the daughter or daughters of said William Wolfe, and to the issue of any such daughter or daughters as shall have died in his lifetime, in case he shall die without leaving such son as aforesaid, or the issue male of any such son, him surviving, such sum or sums of money, and in such manner, share and proportions as the said William Wolfe shall by any deed in writing under his hands and seal, executed in the presence of two credible witnesses, or by last will and testament, direct and appoint, not exceeding in the whole the sum of ten thousand pounds, and subject thereto as to all the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments, to the use of George Wolfe, son of the late Major James Wolfe of the Kildare militia, and his assigns for his life, and after his death to his first and every other son successively according to seniority of birth, and the heirs male of their bodies, and failing such issue to his brother, the Rev. John Wolfe, second son of the said Major Wolfe for life, with like remainder to his sons successively and the heirs male of their bodies, and failing such issue to Charles Wolfe, third son of the said Major Wolfe, for life, with like remainder to his sons successively and the heirs male of their bodies, and in default of such issue to the use of the said Theophilus Jones, his heirs and assigns for ever, for their proper use and benefit, taking the name [for life] and using the arms of the Wolfe family; and I hereby empower my said wife and the several other persons to whom life estates are hereinbefore limited, when they shall respectively he in the possession of the same, to grant leases of my said real estate or any part or parts thereof, except the house and demesne of Forenaghts, for any time not exceeding three lives or thirty-one years in possession, at the best rent which can reasonably he had, and without taking any fine or premium. And 1 also empower the several persons who after the death of my wife shall be entitled to a life estate by virtue of this will to charge all the said lands, excepting Forenaghts, with a jointure not exceeding five hundred pounds a year for the life of each of the said persons, provided, however, that not more than two such jointures shall be at one and the same time payable out of the said lands. I give and bequeath to and amongst the children of my cousin, the said Major James Wolfe, the sum of four thousand pounds charged on my real estate, that is to say, one thousand pounds to George Wolfe) and the remaining three thousand amongst the others, share and share alike, to be payable on the death of my wife, and not to bear in the meantime. All the rest, residue and remainder of my property I give and bequeath to my dear wife, releasing, however, hereby for the benefit of the inheritance hereinbefore devised all my real estates from all charges thereupon to which 1 am in any way entitled, save and except that I devise the said legacy of four thousand pounds to the children of Major Wolfe, and also any other legacies which may be bequeathed hereinafter or in any codicil hereto may be paid out of the said charges; and 1 hereby appoint my dear wife, Lady Charlotte Wolfe, executrix of this my will. I give and bequeath to James Tyne, Esq., of Hatch street, in the city of Dublin, barrister-at-law, five hundred pounds, payable on the death of my wife, and not to bear interest the meantime.

Witnessed by C. H. Bernard and Alicia French


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