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Old 20th July 2006, 04:24 PM
Peter Farrell
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How a Kelly became a Farrell in 1738

If anyone ends up matching a Kelly surname, this may prove valuable.

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From: Registry of Deeds, Dublin Abstracts of Wills, Volume I, 1708 to 1745. 1956. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, Co., Inc., 1996.


585 FARRELL, JAMES, Killmore, Co. Roscommon, Esq.
25 July 1738. Codicil 18 Aug. 1738. Full, 3 1/2 pp., 27 Jan.
Wife Jean Farrell als. Blake. My brother-in-law Peter Daly of Quansbury and
my kinsman Denis Daly of Raford, both Co. Galway, Esqrs., trustees and
exors. (revoked in codicil). In default of issue male or female of my own
... estates etc.... to John Kelly, junr., second son of my nephew Jno. Kelly
of Clonlyon, and his heirs; they are to assume surname of Farrell and take
the coat of arms of Farrell. Richard Caddell eldest son of my sister Cecila
Caddell als. Farrell by my brother-in-law Thos. Caddell; Robert Caddell,
second son of said sister Celia. Denis Kelly the youngest son of my
brother-in-law Jno. Kelly of Clonlyon deceased. My sister Anstas Kirwan als.
Farrell, her husband Richard Kirwan. My nephew Arthur French (trustee); my
nieces Margery and Rose French, sisters of said nephew. My nephew Patrick
French their brother. My nieces Fras. Kelly and Hellen Kelly, two of the
daughters of my brother-in-law John Kelly. My nephew John Kelly their
brother. Bridget Nettervill, daughter of my brother-in-law Patrick
Nettervill. Edmd. Nettervill, Esq., (a trustee named in codicil). My sister
Rose Farrell. Great loss sustained by my poor kinsman James Costelloe,
brother to William Costelloe of Tullaghan, Co. Mayo, in his long lawsuit
with my late mother.

All my estate in the counties of Galway, Roscommon and Sligo. My estate in
the north of Ireland in the counties of Down and Monaghan. Lease of houses
and plots in Meeting House Lane [Dublin].

Witnesses: Richd. Shillen, merchant, Patrick Missett, wool draper, both of
Dublin, Myles McDonough, clerk to Peter Daly, Dublin, Esq.

Codicil witnessed by: Thos. Caddell, Herbertstown, Co. Meath, gent., Rich.
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