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How a Kelly became a Farrell in 1738

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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.