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Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850$

Deborah Wilson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780719077982

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719077982.001.0001

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(p.216) Appendix F Types of property bequeathed to daughters and younger sons, 1771–1836

(p.216) Appendix F Types of property bequeathed to daughters and younger sons, 1771–1836

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Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850
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Manchester University Press

(p.217)

Table 1 Bequests to daughters

Type of property

Women's wills

Men's wills

Land–capital

Land–life

1

Chattel–capital

4

Chattel–life

Annuity–land

3

Annuity–investments

1

Legacy

5

5

House

Total

10

9

Table 2 Bequests to younger sons

Type of property

Women's wills

Men's wills

Land–capital

3

3

Land–life

1

Chattel–capital

2

Chattel–life

Annuity–land

1

3

Annuity–investments

Legacy

1

4

House

1

Total

9

11

Sources: Tables 1 and 2 have been compiled from bequests noted in the following twenty last wills and testaments, ten for female testators and ten for male testators, among the core families: PRONI, Abercorn papers, D/623/B/3/14, last will and testament of Ann Hamilton, Countess of Abercorn, extracted from the will registers of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, will dated 1771, probate granted 10 August 1776; PRONI, Earl of Antrim papers, D/2977/1/2/4, copy of the last will and testament of Letitia MacDonnell, Marchioness of Antrim, extracted from the will registers of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, will dated 31 July 1799, probate granted 10 February 1802; PRO, PROB/11/1455, last will and testament of Dorcas Blackwood, Baroness Dufferin and Clandeboye, extracted from the will registers of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, will dated 7 February 1807, probate granted 26 February 1807; PRO, PROB/11/1714, last will and testament of Philadelphia Hannah Dawson, Viscountess Cremorne, extracted from the will registers of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, will dated 1 October 1824, probate granted 18 March 1824; PRO, PROB/11/1766, last will and testament of Barbara Chichester, Marchioness of Donegall, extracted from the will registers of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, will dated 9 December 1826, probate granted 11 February 1830; PRONI, Downshire papers, D/671/D14/2/22a&b, last will and testament of Mary Hill, Marchioness of Downshire, 3 May 1832, probate granted September 1836; PRONI, Foster/Massereene papers, D/4084/2/5, last will and testament and probate of Anne Skeffington, Countess of Massereene, will dated 21 January 1800, codicil dated 21 January 1801, probate granted 22 May 1812; PRO, PROB/11/1956, last will and testament of Mary Caroline Creighton, Countess of Erne, extracted from the will registers of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, will dated 13 September 1841, probate granted 31 January 1842; PRONI, Charity Brownlow testamentary document, T/26, copy of the last will and testament and probate of Charity Brownlow, dated 1 December 1842, probate granted 16 May 1843; PRONI, Downshire papers, D/671/D14/2/24, last will and testament of Maria Hill, Marchioness of Downshire, 17 December 1846, probate granted 7 April 1855; PRONI, Downshire papers, D/671/D14/2/17, copy of the last will and testament of James Fitzgerald, Duke of Leinster, 9 February 1768; PRONI, Dufferin and Ava papers, D/1071/A/N3/3b, copy of the last will and testament of John Blackwood, 31 December 1781; PRONI, Enniskillen papers, D/1702/1/27/7a, last will and testament and probate of William Willoughby, Earl of Enniskillen, 21 June 1793, probate granted 25 July 1805; PRONI, Brownlow papers, D/1928/T/3/5, solicitor's copy of the last will and testament and two codicils of William Brownlow, will dated 19 April 1791, probate granted 1794; PRONI, Downshire papers, D/671/D14/2/20a, copy of the last will and testament of Arthur Hill, Marquess of Downshire, extracted from the registers of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 24 November 1797, probate granted 1801; PRONI, Foster/Massereene papers, D/4084/2/8a, copy of the last will and testament and probate of Chichester Skeffington, Earl of Massereene, will dated 20 February 1816, probate granted 17 October 1816; PRONI, Abercorn papers, D/623/B/3/25, last will and testament and probate of John James Hamilton, Marquess of Abercorn, 18 March 1809, probate granted 9 May 1818; PRONI, Galway, McIlwaine and Seeds papers, D/665/40, copy of the last will and testament and probate of Robert Stewart, Marquess of Londonderry, will dated 14 August 1818, codicils dated 17 August 1818, probate granted 10 May 1823; PRONI, Erne papers, D/1939/25/1/12, last will and testament and probate of John Creighton, Earl of Erne, will dated 11 November 1828, probate granted 1829; PRONI, Powerscourt Lord (Benburb) papers, D/1957/1/17, solicitor's copy of the last will and testament of Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, 3 February 1836.