The Irish Merediths

Meredith families who settled in Ireland and their descendants

1759: deed no. 216-49-141520 Rice Meredith [marriage settlement]

Registry of Deeds 216-49-141520

[Partial transcription in note form only]

Articles of Intermarriage 16 Jan 1759 Between
1. Mary Hornby the Elder Widow of William Hornby late of Clonenagh
2. William Hornby of Deerpark son of sd. deceased
3. Thomas Seal of Clonaheen and Richard Goodbody of Clonaheen
4. Rice Meredith
5. Mary Hornby the younger Eldest daughter sd. William Hornby decd.
William decd. entitled to several towns and lands of Deerpark
Clonenagh Cappagh and Dirraugh. His Will specified £400 each to Mary and Jane
his daughters. Bequeathed holdings to Philip since deceased subject to payment
of legacies of £800 and £200 yearly to his wife. Philip died intestate without
issue leaving William his only brother his heir who became entitled to and
possessed of the several holdings abovementioned. Rice Meredith became seized
and possessed of the several towns and lands of Ballycanta in the King’s County
and that part of the lands of Rerymore known by the name of Clonenegark. Rice
in consideration of the sd. intended marriage and of the sum of £400 as a
marriage portion and other considerations to make provision for Mary should she
survive did sell assign give grant and confirm unto Thomas Seale and Richard
Goodbody the lands of Ballycanta and also that farm and lands of Clonenegark
subject to several rents thereout ...
[this is followed by agreement to take
rents out of Deerpark, Clonenagh, Cappagh and Dirraugh]