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Townsend (Thos.) The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniords, folio L. 1724. First English Edn., list of subs., 8 engd. plts. (7 lg. fold.), orig. mottled calf, joints cracked & worn. (1)More details ›
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Bodkin (Thos.) Hugh Lane and His Pictures, lg. 4to Munich 1932. Published by The Pegasus Press for the Government of the Irish Free State. Lim. Edn. (400), 50 plts., orig. hf. mor.; also The Book of Trinity College Dublin 1591 – 1891, 4to Belfast (M. Ward) 1892, illus. thro-out, orig. gilt decor. vellum backed cloth, v. clean. (2)More details ›
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Prints & Printmaking, engravings, maps & map making, rare books etc. A collection of large coffee table books. V. good lot. (10)More details ›
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General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland
Co’s Clare & Limerick: Griffith (R.) Valuation of the Several Tenements, and the Unions of Ballyvaghan, Corrofin, Scariff, and Killadysert situate in the County of Clare, and Union of Limerick, Barony of N. Liberties, (Co. Limerick), together 6 vols. folio D. (Alex Thom & Sons) 1855 – 56. Orig. ptd. blue wrappers. V. good. (6)More details ›
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Attractive Hand-Coloured Plates
Coloured Plates: Coole (Clarence) intro. & Fils (Guillaumot)illus., Costumes of The Time of The French Revolution 1790 – 1793,.. drawn from The Collection of Victorian Sarden, folio, New York (J.W. Bouton) 1889, 65 etched and hand-coloured plates, cloth, gilt lettering, some staining and chipping to cover, otherwise clean. Scarce. (1)More details ›
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DEEDS RELATING TO THE MOLYNEUX FAMILY
OF CASTLE DILLON, CO ARMAGH
Manuscripts: Eighteen deeds relating to Sir Capel Molyneux, 3rd Bart (died 1797), his son Sir Capel Molyneux, 4th Bart (died 1832), his cousin Sir Thomas Molyneux, 5th Bart (died 1841), and his son Sir George King Adlercron Molyneux, 6th Bart (died 1874).
· Marriage settlement of Anne, eldest daughter of Sir Capel Molyneux (3rd Bart), with Anthony Brabazon, eldest son and heir of George Brabazon of Newpark co Mayo. Anne is assigned a portion of just under £5000.
· Cites the marriage settlement dated 1747 of Sir Capel with Elizabeth East.
· 1800 (2 copies). Sir Capel Molyneux (4th Bart) to Guy Chidley Moore Coote. Mortgage for £2000 of lands in cos Armagh, Kildare, Dublin county, Dublin city, and Limerick. A very long deed.
· The executors of Barton Long to George William Molyneux esq. Assignment of £5000 charged on the estates in Queen’s Co and co Limerick, property of the late Sir Capel Molyneux, for the portions of his younger children by his first marriage.
· Robert Shields to Sir Capel Molyneux. Declaration that Shields is a trustee of the mortgage.
· Lewis Saurin to John Pim. Assignment of the mortgage made in 1800. Saurin is the executor of G.C.M. Coote.
· Lease of part of Drumart and Drumnamather co Armagh by Thomas Molyneux to Frances Hamilton. Very long!
· Mortgage of lands in cos Armagh and Roscommon for £1000 by Thomas (late Sir Thomas) Molyneux to Mary and Catherine Cuming.
· Renewal of lease from Lt Gen Thomas (later Sir Thomas) Molyneux of Shancrakanmore co Armagh to John McCullough.
· 4 recoveries suffered by Sir Thomas Molyneux and George King Adlercron Molyneux, Michaelmas 5th of William IV  Dated 15 April. Lands in (1) co Limerick, (2) co Dublin, (3) Queen’s County, (4) Dublin city. . David Bell demeurant; Leonard Dobbin, tenant.
· Deed of Sir Thomas and G.K.A. Molyneux, appointing trustees for the dale of lands in co Dublin
· Sir Thomas and G.K.A. Molyneux to trustees; sale of lands in co Dublin.
· Sir George King Adlercron Molyneux to the Earl of Charlemont. Lease of lands in Drumnasoo and Mullynasilly co Armagh. Nice map. Memo of registration of memorial signed by Morgan O’Connell.
· Hon Henry Caulfeild to Sir G.K.A. Molyneux. Surrender of a parcel of turf bog in Cloughan co Armagh.
· The executors of Catherine Cuming of Armagh spinster to Thomas Cuming of same, M.D. Assignment of interest under mortgage of 1826 for £1000 between General Thomas Molyneux, later baronet, and Mary and Catherine Cuming. Lands in cos Armagh and Roscommon. As a lot. (1)More details ›
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Manuscripts: A miscellaneous collection of legal papers relating to the Sealy family of Wexford and Dublin.
· Purchase of Mount Folly in Wexford by John Sealy.
· House and premises at The Faythe in Wexford devised by James Sealy who died in 1902 to John Sealy.
· John died in 1910 leaving as his heir his wife Margaret Sealy.
· Jane Sealy nee Gainsfort died in 1914.
· Mary Jeffares died in 1913.
· Richard James Sealy of Fardystown co Wexford sold the premises in 1918 to Mary Kate Wickham.
· James Sealy of Shortalstown co Wexford gent farmer and John Sealy are brothers.
· Petit’s Mill Garden bought by John Sealy in 1902.
· John Sealy Jeffares “a person of unsound mind”.
· Richard James and James Sealy gave a power of attorney to Christopher Shaw Sealy to administer premises in Ceylon.
· Sale of 55 William St. Dublin, the property of John Sealy & Co. (liquidated in 1916) to Harold Pim and the Savoy Cocoa Co.
· Margaret Sealy died in 1920.
· Sale of Arborfield, Dundrum, 1920.
· Stella Frances Sealy of St Margaret’s, Donnybrook, died 1923 aged 43.
· Richard James Sealy died 1923.
· Insurance claim of Christopher Shaw Sealy, who had been hit on the head in London by a falling brick. As a lot. (1)More details ›
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14 Deeds relating to premises in Grafton St., 1781-1821
· Lease of premises in Grafton St. from Richard Fairfield of London Esq to George Lawrence of Dublin, cabinet maker.
· Lawrence mortgages the premises to John Nelson for £100.
· Lawrence assigns the premises to Elizabeth Ryan “in consideration of her long and faithful care and assiduous attention when he was a seized of a paralytic disorder”.
· In his will, Lawrence leaves his property to Elizabeth Ryan, wife of James Ryan of Phibsborough, shoemaker. Probate 1810.
· Elizabeth Ryan sells the premises to James Biron for £250. As a lot. (1)More details ›
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Manuscript: An important collection of deeds and indentures relating to the Borrows or Burrows Family (sir Walter, Sir Kildare & descendants) of Gilltown, Co. Kildare and their property in Kildare, Dublin & Queens County, appr. 44 items, dated variously between 1720 & 1840 but mostly 2nd half 18th Century. Includes leases, mortgages, tenancies, marriage settlements and so on, some with m/ss maps a few hand coloured in outline, many with legal endorsement. Includes a lease of a house in Skinners Row (Dublin) to Angus Bain Hatter, 1794, also an decree dated 1847 for non payment of rent on lands in Kildare mostly on fold vellum sheets, some later items on ptd. paper forms. All are original documents with signatures and seals, one with attractive engraving of George III and with remains of large wax seal (in fragments), a few decayed somewhat but mostly in good condition. As a coll., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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SHERIDAN / HAMILTON PAPERS
Manuscripts: Folder containing 11 documents relating to the Sheridan and Hamilton families.
· 28 Jan 1768. Memorandum that at Christmas Assembly 1768 Richard Sheridan was admitted Freeman of Dublin by grace especial.
· 23 March 1801. Commission of George III to serve as Supernumerary Lieutenant in the 46th or South Devonshire Regiment of Foot. Vellum.
· 4 Feb 1803. Marriage settlement of Warburton Somerville of Monaghan town and Charlotte Sheridan otherwise Mitchell of Gola, co Monaghan, widow. Large deed, written on vellum.
· 19 March 1875. Royal warrant appointing Robert Laurence Hamilton of Windsor, Belfast, to be a Commissioner of the Peace for the borough of Belfast. Vellum.
· 17 Nov 1885. Poem of 14 stanzas to accompany a birthday gift of letter-writing paper to Annie Hamilton, signed by Alice, Ella, Dacre and May Hamilton of Windsor, Belfast.
· 15 Feb 1886. Royal warrant appointing Robert Laurence Hamilton of Windsor, Belfast, to be a Commissioner of the Peace for co Antrim. Vellum.
· 7 Sept 1895. Letter to Robert L. Hamilton from the British Embassy, Paris, signed by the first Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, celebrated diplomat and at that time British Ambassador to France. The letter is a reply to one from Hamilton seeking information on his maternal grandfather, Richard Sheridan (presumably the freeman of Dublin in 1768, see above).
· 3 Oct 1895. Another, enclosing a memorandum on Richard Sheridan, Q.C., member of the Irish Parliament. Envelope, with seal (broken and fragile).
· Rough MS copy of the tombstone inscription of Richard Sheridan, K.C., M.P. for Charlemont, who died 12 Dec 1783 aged 44.
· 4 newspaper cuttings.
· 10 April 1922. Letter to Mrs Thompson from the Bishop of Kilmore (W.R. Moore) giving information on Bishop Sheridan and commenting on “Annie”‘s eye troubles.
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MARQUIS OF BATH PAPERS
Manuscript: Box containing a large number of documents relating to the disposal of the Marquis of Bath’s estate in co Monaghan under the Purchase of Land (Ireland) Act. This act, commonly known as the Ashbourne Act, was passed in 1885. It set up a fund of £5 million, to be administered by the Land Commission. Any tenant wishing to buy his land could apply for a loan from this fund, repayable over 48 years in monthly instalments at 4% interest.
The material comprises printed forms, schedules, memoranda of agreements, some leases, and some correspondence.
· 1791. Lease from the Marquis of Bath to Rev. Edmond Duffy, R.C. priest of Donamoine [Donaghmoyne, co Monaghan], Ardle McMahon of Lisnafinnally and John Duffy of Cornahauld, of a piece of ground whereon to erect a chapel. Vellum.
· 1831. Marquis of Bath to William Noble of Annaguirl co Monaghan esq. Counterpart of renewal of lease of premises in the town of Carrickmacross. Vellum, 2 skins.
· 1885. Lease from the Marquis of Bath to the trustees of the R.C. burial ground at Magheross, granting land for an extension to the new cemetery at Drummondotra. With coloured map. Vellum.
· 1887. Schedule of lands belonging to the Marquis of Bath set to be purchased under the Purchase of Land (Ireland) Act. Lists the townlands, tenants’ names, monetary details, and observations of the commissioners. Electoral districts of Donaghmoyne, Kiltybegs, Kilmurry, Crossalare – also a few from Broomfield, Bocks and Iniskeen. Large document, 193 sheets measuring 44 x 28 cm. As a lot., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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“A Farthing Per Acre”
Cromwell (Lord Henry) a collection of m/ss Letters relating to orders by his excellency Lord Cromwell from 1656, it includes a Cromwellian Land Settlement Record, signed by the Commissioner for Ireland Frances Bolton (31 May 1656), it relates to the dividing up of land amongst the troops who fought with Cromwells Army under Col. Prittie’s Troops, it refers / mentions the amount of “A farthing per acre” some of the names included are Fitzgerald, Eames, Hopkins, Hunter and others, interesting sequence document, as m/ss, w.a.f. (3)More details ›
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Lace Making: Co. Carlow: a collection of m/ss Letters from Francis Kavanagh (wife of Arthur Mc Morrough Kavanagh) regarding the production of Borris Lace, also with instructions to Kavanagh’s land agent Mr. Devine on the replacement of the work mistress, (possible Miss Rebecca Knight), together with a typescript copy, later print, photograph and article on Borris Lace, as a collection of letters. (1)More details ›
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“We find these Characters in the Habit of Committing
Co. Carlow: Grand Jury Manuscript, a collection of four hand written documents relating to the County of Carlow Grand Jury 1820 – 1828, Summer Azzises, Do Recommend the Under named person… be transported pursuant to the Statute, re: John Mc Grath Sheep Stealing, Pig Robbing (Thomas Kelly), Catherine Byrne, Elizabeth Walsh (guilty of burglary and felony). Unusual and rare, as m/ss, w.a.f. (4)More details ›
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Co. Wicklow: Powerscourt House – [Powerscourt (Viscount)], a two page m/ss Letter to Lord Londonderry from Richard Burn (Architect) from 6 Strathon Street, 19 Feb. 1868, relating primarliy to re-construction plans of the carriage entrance to Powerscourt House, and his proposed ammendments so as not to japordise the houses integrity. There is also a mention of a chimneypiece to be found for Lady Londonderry’s saloon, as a m/ss. (1)More details ›
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Carlow Gaol Inspection
Co. Carlow: Carlow Gaol – Local Inspector’s Report, The Folloiwng Rules and Regulations … in every Gaol House of Correction, Marshallsea, Bridewell .. and other Prisons throughout Ireland, D. (J. & J. Grierson) 1822, 4pps, with m/ss notes interleaved and signed by inspector James Bessonnet and Joseph Jameson, July 1824, ptd. wrappers. Unique & Unusual. (1)More details ›
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Social History: Co. Dublin – Price lists early 1800’s, Two ptd. & m/ss price lists for (a) Mary and Robert Melvill’s Dublin prices current with ptd. list and variant m/ss prices for various items such as goatskins, dry hides, waxed skins, tobacco leaf etc., with with a m/ss letter to a Mr. D. Clarke dated 29 March 1804, referring to sales; (b) also a typescript list for John Wilson Son & Co, for prices of flaxseed (prices current) in Dublin for 26th Sept, 1821, with postal address for Messrs Hamilton & Hood. Interesting documents of Dublin Social History, as a lot, w.a.f. (2)More details ›
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Co. Carlow: [Lord Kilwarden] Three m/ss documents of legal interest relating to stolen goods, reports of cases, and a defense document relating to a case “The King against James Byrne, Thomas Headon & John Headon,” signed bodly on one document “Kilwarden August 1801” and also by his nephew “Richard Stranbenze Wolfe,” Six days after Wolfe had signed the document he was piked to death by Emmetts followers alongside his uncle Lord Kilwarden on Thomas Street, 23rd July 1803, as m/ss, w.a.f. (3)More details ›
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Co. Carlow – Prison Lists, Two large double sided m/ss pages / list of prisoners committed to Carlow Gaol since the summer assizes of 1828, each inmate named, crime committed, and whether they were bailed or in custody, their are over 20 charges which include murder, horse and ass stealing, counterfeit, robbery, conspiracy to leave masters, interesting research documents as m/ss, w.a.f. (2)More details ›
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Political: Co. Carlow 1830’s: a large collection of approx. 70 oaths taken by £10 householders registering as voters in Carlow from 1832 – 1839, each document signed by the householder and countersigned by both barrister and clerk of the peace on the documents, it lists name, address and occupation of each register, some of the professions include Jail Turnkey, Surgeon, Stucco Plasters, Saddler, Fruiterer, etc, a comprehensive and informative collection, very valuable research material, as a lot,w.a.f. (1)More details ›