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Extracts from Register of Charitable Donations and Bequests, Ireland.

Vol. l7,p.p. 118- 121

Source: Michael Purcell (C2005)
Previously published in: Carlow Past & Present. ISSN 0790 555 Vol.1. No.4. 1993

Frances Jackson late of Graigue in the Queen’s County Spinster deceased.

Will 13th June 1859 - Death 15th June 1859 - Probate 13th August 1859
Executor: Edward Leonard Jarmeson of Hermitage in the County of Carlow Esqre. the sole executor. - Effects under £4,000

NOTE: Frances Jackson’s original will, proved at the Principal Registry in Dublin on 13 August 1859, was transferred thence to the Public Records Office, and subsequently destroyed in the fire of 1922. The following extracts, referring only to charitable donations cited in the will, are copied from the volume cited.

EXTRACTS OF EVERY CHARITABLE DEVISE OR BEQUEST CONTAINED IN WILL -

I give to my daughter Mary the sum of £10 to be distributed among the poor she is in the habit of assisting.

I devise that on the roofing of a new Church or Chapel in Clifden being completed the balance of one hundred pounds (seventy-five pounds) he paid to the Trustees of the Building and I-devise that a sum of ten pounds he paid in aid of the orphanage at Clifden Established and Conducted by the Sisters of Mercy at Clifden and that any money I may have at present in the funds be applied in liquidation of the last two devises.

…. and as it has been long felt in this parish the want of a Lecture Room for the spiritual instruction of Protestants my wish and desire is to have a neat and ornamental building erected furnished with sittings and made comfortable inside and for which purpose I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred pounds said sum of five hundred pounds to be lodged by my Executor in the Bank of Ireland or invested by him either in Bank of Ireland Stock or Government Security in his own name and in the names of the Incumbent and the Church Wardens of said parish of Killeshin whoever they may be. The above building to be erected in Graigue aforesaid and when completed to be handed over to the said Incumbent and Church Wardens for holding Lectures on Wednesday Evenings Service on Sunday Evenings in the Winter and Prayer Meetings on Monday Evenings.

 I give and devise to the Incumbent of the parishes of Carlow and Killeshin for the time being my three houses situate in Tullow Street in the said town of Carlow and now in the occupation of Michael Nolan, Patrick Power and ---- Nolan for ever subject to the head rent of six pounds nine shillings or thereabouts payable thereout In Trust to found and endow an Asylum for destitute Protestant female servants connected with said parishes of Carlow and Killeshin of good character who may be out of place or unable to obtain employment through illness, infirmness or old age and I give and bequeath to said incumbents the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds to be applied by them towards erecting such Asylum and my wish is that said Asylum be erected in said town of Graigue Queen’s County, I give and bequeath to the Carlow and Graigue Ladies Industrious Association the sum of fifty pounds to be added to the present standing fund and I give and devise to said association the sum of ten pounds per annum to be applied towards its expenses such as Matron’s Salary, ye said sum of ten pounds per annum to be paid out of my share of the Springhill property in the Queen’s County.

I give and bequeath the receipts of the Tolls and Customs of the Fairs of Graigue (subject to the Quit Rent payable to Government therefore) which I hold by patent to the Incumbent of the parish of Killeshin and the Parish Priest of said parish for the time being forever in trust for the poor of Graigue without distinction of religion. The receipts of each Fair to be distributed by them at Christmas each year to the more necessitous.

I also give and devise to the said Incumbent and Parish Priest the sum of ten pounds per annum in trust for said poor of Graigue and distributed by them in like manner as said Tolls and Customs, said ten pounds per annum to be paid out of my said share of the Springhill property

I give and bequeath to Robert Clayton Browne Esquire Thomas Jameson Esqre and the Incumbents of the parishes of Killeshin and Carlow the Museum belonging to my late Brother Adam Jackson Esquire with all the ancient Books and manuscripts belonging thereto also the House of Commons Journals Almanacs Army Lists etc as books of reference in trust for the public whenever a suitable room shall be obtained for it.

Courtesy of Oonagh Warke M.A. H.Dip. Archives


Source: Michael Purcell (c2005)
Previously published in: Carlow Past & Present. ISSN 0790 555 Vol.1. No.4. 1993

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