Robert Bagnall of Kiltobber, Ireland
(b. --?? - d. 1865)

Copy Of Will


Kiltobber is about 6 miles northeast of Tullamore, near Rahugh
Contribution by Ginny Haen.(March 2014)


This is a transcription of the will of Robert Bagnall of Kiltobber in County Westmeath, Ireland. The will was found at the Salt Lake City Family History Library on film # 100,948, pages 97-101 (Mullingar District Registry, 1859-1887; includes County Offaly or Kings County and County Westmeath). Though it was written 9 September 1864, it was found in the 1865 section of the records (he died 27 March 1865). Spelling was left as it was; punctuation was added because it had none.



In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert Bagnall of Kiltober in County of Westmeath, Farmer, being of perfectly sound mind, memory, and understandings, do make and publish this as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other or former will or wills codicil or codicils heretofore made or published by me. I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executors hereinafter named as soon as same can be conveniently done after my decease. I give devise and bequeath to my grandson, Robert Bagnall, youngest son of my son George Bagnall deceased, all my right, title and interest of, in and to my farms and lands of Kiltobber known as the House (?) division which I hold as tenant from year to year the Cottage farm which I hold under a Lease for three lives as herein named. Jones's farm and part of the lands of Cappinrush adjoining Same (Sam's?) which I hold as tenant from year to year all under Robert Smyth Esq, containing in the whole eighty two acres or thereabouts Irish plantation measure with all and singular the appertenances to him his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality thereof respectively and also to my said grandson, Robert, I give and bequeath all my household furniture, plate, linnen, and every article of household which may be in my dwelling house and dairy at the time of my death. And all the cattle of every description, sheep, cows, horses, crops, farming implements and other farming stock which I may be possessed of at my decease, to him his executors and administrators. And my will is that in the event of my death before my said grandson shall have attained the age of twenty one years then and in such cases my executors herein after named shall act as trustees and guardians for him with power to employ a confidential person to assist them in the management of said farms paying out the proceeds and profits, the head rents and all expences of such management, and all other expenses to which said farms may be liable. My said executors to sell the stock and produce of said farms, replace same as occasion may require and allow a sufficient sum to my grandson Robert to support and maintain him in his proper position and keep his dwelling house and premises at Kiltobber aforesaid in proper order and condition during his minority and any profits which shall appear at the end of each year of such minority to lodge same for him in the Bank of Ireland Tullamore, always keeping the farms sufficiently stocked and at the end of his minority to deliver up to him said farms with all the stock and profits as aforesaid, in case he arrives at such age, otherwise to the person next entitled under this will. And I trust that my kind benevelent Landlord Robert Smyth Esq will sanction and approve this disposition of my affairs and continue my said grandson as tenant as I would not wish to do any act displeasing to him. I give and bequeath to my grandson William Bagnall, eldest son of my deceased son George, all my Right title and interest of in and to my farm at Sonna as late in the possession of my said son George, to him, his heirs and assigns. To my son William I give the other part of said lands of Sonna containing about eight acres two roods Irish measure called Sam Lee's holding to him his heirs and assigns. In the event of either of my said Grandsons dying before he happening so to die shall have attained the age of Twenty one years and unmarried then the bequests hereinbefore made to him to his survivor. And whereas I am now possessed of about Two thousand pounds Sterling invested in three per cent Government Stock which I dispose of by this, my last will and testament as hereinafter mentioned, whether said sum shall so remain in Government Stock or be converted into money or other securities. I give and bequeath to my son, William Bagnall, a sum of Three hundred and fifty pounds Sterling, To my daughter, Eliza Rourke, wife of James Rourke of Cappinageera (?), the sum of Two hundred pounds Sterling, To my daughter, Maria Pattisson, wife of Joseph Pattisson of Clonkilly, a sum of Two hundred pounds Sterling, and to my daughter Hannah Lee, wife of Edward Lee, the sum of Two hundred pounds Sterling. I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter, Frances Kate Bagnall, daughter of my son George, the sum of Two hundred pounds Sterling, to my grandson William, Son of said George, the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling, and to my Grandson Robert, Son of said George, the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling. If any of the said children of my said son George shall die before he or she shall attain the age of twenty one years and unmarried, then the sum so devised to him or her to the Survivors of them, and if two shall so die their respective sums to the Survivor. To my grandson, Robert Bagnall, son of my son William, I give and bequeath the sum of Fifty pounds sterling and to my Granddaughters, Mary Jane and Fanny, daughters of my said son William, the sum of Twenty five pounds each. If any of the said children of my said son, William shall die before he, she or they shall attain their respective ages of twenty one years and unmarried, then the respective sum or sums devised to him, her or them, so happening to die, to my granddaughter, Eliza, daughter of said William. To my grandson, Robert Rourke, son of James Rourke, I give the sum of Fifty pounds Sterling and to my Granddaughters, Margaret Rourke and Eliza Rourke, the sum of Twenty five pounds to each of them. In case any or more of my said Grandchildren, children of said James Rourke shall die before he or she shall arrive at the age of Twenty one years and unmarried, then the sum devised to him or her so happening to die, to the survivors of them. I give and bequeath to my Grandson, Robert Pattisson the sum of Fifty pounds Sterling, to my Grandson George Pattisson the sum of Twenty five pounds Sterling and to my Granddaughter, Frances Mary Pattisson the sum of Twenty five pounds Sterling. If any one or more of my said last mentioned Grandchildren shall die before he, she or they shall attain their respective ages of Twenty one years and unmarried then the sum herein devised to him or her so happening to die, to the survivors, and if more than one of them shall so happen to die their respective sums to the survivor of them. To my Grandson, Robert Lee, son of Edward Lee, I give a sum of fifty pounds and to my granddaughters, Anne and Eliza Lee, the sum of twenty five pounds each. If any of my said Grandchildren shall happen to die before before he, she or they shall arrive at their respective ages of Twenty one years and unmarried the respective sum or sums devised to him or her so dying, to the survivors of them and if more than one die, to the survivor. Now my will is that the several and respective sums herein devised to my said Grandchildren respectively, be vested in Government Stock by my executors, hereinafter named, the dividends and interest thereof to be paid to their respective parents or guardians during their respective minorities to assist in clothing them, each of them to be entitled to receive the principal sum or sums devised to him, her or them respectively on attaining their respective ages of Twenty one years. If any of the females shall marry before the age of Twenty one years, in such case to receive said principal sum on her intermarriage. I will and bequeath to my housekeeper, Bridget Dalton, the sum of Ten pounds and the bed and bedding she now uses, to be paid to her immediately after my death free of any deductions, in case she survive me, but if she die before me this bequest to lapse and be null and void and if she shall so happen to die, then and in such case, I give and bequeath to her daughter, Mary Dalton, the sum of Five pounds Sterling but not otherwise. And my will also is, that in case any depression shall take place in the value of Government Stock in which my monies are invested, the several legatees herein hereinbefore named shall bear a proportionate share of said loss, their and each of their several and respective legacies to be reduced in proportion to such reduction in the price or value of such stock. And also that a proportionate share of taking out Probate and Administering this will, be reduced from each of said respective legacies. The rest, residue and remainder of any money or other property I may have at the time of my death not hereinbefore disposed of, my will is that four fifth parts thereof go share and share alike to my son William and my three daughters and the other one fifth part of said fund to the children of my son George share and share alike, and lastly I hereby constitute, nominate and appoint my son, William Bagnall of AttyConnor (?) and my son in law, Edward Lee of Carnahir, executors of this, my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my my name and affix my seal this ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four.

Robert Bagnall (Seal)

Signed, Sealed and published by the testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence and the presence of each other at his request have hereinto subscribed our names as witnesses

John Bracken

John Grehan


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of Robert Bagnall of Kiltobber constructed from Will data.


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Mullingar District Register, 1865 Co. Offaly & Co. Weatmeath, Ireland
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