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The Cotterell Family
Early Reference


The Coterell families were property holders since at least the 13th century within the liberty and county of Kilkenny. For the sheer number of land transactions they were involved with during the early centuries after the Norman Invasion it is surprising the family earns no mention by Rev. Carrigan in his History, or in the surname references published before or since. The Co. Kilkenny placenames in the barony of Kells attest to their presence and industry. Cotterellsrath , in the parish of Kells; Cotterellsbooly, in the parishes of Stonecarthy and Jerpoint Church; and Cotterellstown in the parish of Kilmoganny, all indicate the lands they once occupied from an early date.

In the middle part of the 13th century William Coterel held lands in Kilmegene (Kilmoganny), barony of Kells. About the turn of the 14th century we find Griffin and Walter Coterel in this area. In 1333 William son of Griffin is cited here. In 1346 John son of William Coterel of Kilmegen, along with a grandson of Griffin, Alexander son of Alexander Coterel, is found in Kilmoganny. In 1353 a Walter son of Robert Coterel of Kilmegene is noted. In 1382 Alexander son of John Coterell is noted with land in Coterelstoun in the tenement of Kilmegene.

About the turn of the 14th century we find Richard Coterel with his sons William, Thomas, and Walter in and around the town of Kells. William son of Richard Coterel is cited over a period of 40 (plus) years with grants in and around the town of Kells. In 1337 William granted property in the town of Kells to his son William Coterell. It would appear this family held lands in Le Boly, in Hamundesboly which later became known as Cottrellsboly, in Stamacarthy (Stonecarthy), and in Corbaly near Insnag (Ennisnag). In 1441 Christopher son of Walter Coterell held Coterellsboly, Cottrelsgrove and Coterellsrath.


Coterell reference from The Calendar of Ormond Deeds

Volume I

Circa 1240 - Thomas de Vel grants to Nicholas Chever and his heirs five and a half carucates in Slekachely... Witnesses: Sir W. Barentin, John son of Geoffrey, Master William Antony, Martin Choterel, William Choterel, Richard Thelchmayn. In dorso: Carta de Stefcayly. (Editor's note: Carrigan equates this mountain or hill with Sliabh an Caithligh, or Sliabh gCaithle as mentioned by O'Heerin). [Deed #94]

Circa 1243 - John fitz Geoffrey, lord of Kells, grants to William Coterel and his heirs for ever Kilmegene (Kilmoganny) in free socage, with mountain and wood, extending in length from the cave of Letter, and from Corbally up to the water of Gortneslie; and in breadth from Karreenemo (Garrandynas, part of the townland of Rossenara) up to the water that runs between Kilmegene and Avene (Rossenara, anciently known as Owny); paying a mark of silver yearly. Witnesses: Sir John Flemeng, Sir Henry son of Henry, Martin Coterel, Thomas de sancto Johanne (? Albino), John de Ken, Hugh Devenese, Rudolph Kift, William Ogelay, Simon the clerk. (Editor's note: Lettercorbally appears in ancient documents as an alias for Castlehale (townland), now the townland of Rossenara demesne, in the parish of Kilmoganny). [#732, dated by the editor as ? Circa 1340]

Between 1246-1254 - Grant by Raymond son of Griffin to the Priory of St. Mary's at Kells in Ossory, of the church of Kellesten (Kellistown in Forth), ... as it was granted to them by charter of my brother Matthew fitz Griffin. Witnesses: Lord Thomas de Sancto Albino, Martin Cotterel, William Cotterel, Philip Mauncel, John son of Milo, Griffin Camerarius, Howel son of Griffin, Gilbert son of Odo and David son of Adam. [#62]

Circa 1280 (??) - Robert son of Hamund Pister grants to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs in fee and hereditary right a virgate in length and breadth, built on, in Kenlis (Kells) in Ossory, from his little tower on the south to the garden of Adam son of Thomas Barr on the north. Witnesses: Deviel Coc, Roger Rivel, Stephen Colyn, Thomas Deviel (or De Viel), John Hirs, Roger de Chaluner. [#237]

Circa 1305 - Ysmay de Sancto Albino quit-claims to William Leneyd all right in Balymdouyl, Laynayhtiston, and Adlommoch. Witnesses: Oliver son of William, Griffin Coterel, Walter Coterel, Robert Dayn. [#385]

November 1306 - Robert Martyn grants to William, Thomas, and Walter, sons of Richard Coterel and Eva daughter of Ralph the clerk, one messuage of land with a garden lying in the town of Kells in Ossory together with five and a half acres of arable land with their particular appurtenances lying in the tenement of Kells in various fields even as assigned and perambulated...   Witnesses: William de Kenfeg, John de la More, Hamund le Lov, Walter fitz Nicholas, Daniel Coc, Thomas Daniel (Deniele), Roger Riuel, Willam Barre. [#407]

March, 1308 - William son of John fitz Geoffrey quit-claims to Geoffrey Coterel and his heirs all his right and claim in places and buildings both on land and water together with the water courses and exits of the mill where formerly stood the mill of Nesta de Davy his grandmother in Donimegan (Dunnamaggan), along with the right to make weirs and ponds and water courses and enclosing the waters together with all other appurtenances belonging to the same, even as appears in a charter made by him to Geoffrey and his heirs. Given at Kells. [#419]

June, 1309 - Roger Gondewyn grants to Griffin Coterell and his heirs for ever all his right and claim in twenty-one acres of arable land in the tenement of Kilkmegen (Kilmoganny). Witnesses: Howel fitz Stephen, David de Baconia, John Coterel, Walter Coterel, and Alexander fitz William de Kirhill. [#440]

Nov. 1309 - Nicholas son of Nicholas le Devenys and Sibille, daughter of Alexander, release to William, Thomas and Walter, sons of Richard Coterel, and to Elias Godwyn and the heirs of the same all their right in a messuage of land in the town of Kells in Ossory lying between the tenement of said William, Thomas and Walter and Elias on the east side and the tenement of Adam le Taiker (?) on the west. [#441]

December, 1309 - John Coterel was a primary witness of a grant from Roger fitz Alan to John Godyn of seven acres and a half of arable land and one meadow in Devenyston in the barony of Kells in Ossory, which seven acres Roger had of the gift and enfeoffment of William son of William de Kenefeg, the half acres of the gift and enfeoffment of John Payn and the acres of meadow of the gift and enfeoffment of John fitz Geoffrey. Given at Kilkenny. [#442]

October 31, 1310 - "Know ye all by these presents that we Geoffrey Coterel, William Coterel, Richard de Kent and Philip Coterel are held and bound for us and our heirs, assigns and executors and likewise each of us by himself for all as a whole -- so that none of us shall be able to excuse himself individually -- to Walter Coterel his heirs, assigns or executors in thirty crannocs of good and profitable corn to be paid to Walter or his heirs etc. or to any attorney of his bearing this letter, from the feast of All Saints anno Domini MCCCXI for a certain sum of money to us paid in hand. For making which payment of the said corn faithfully and fully in the house of the same Walter we bind ourselves and our heirs, etc. and all our goods, lands, chattels and tenements wheresoever they shall be found... [#453]

November, 1310 - Hamund Lupus and Alice fitz Hamund grant to Walter Coterel eighteen acres of land lying in the tenement of Kells, and two farm beasts each worth half a mark, and sixty sheep each worth twelve pence. To have and to hold to him and his heirs and assigns for a certain sum of money paid in hand. Given at Kells. [#454]

July 1311 - Gerald fitz William releases to Richard Coterel and William his son and their heirs all his right and claim in fifteen pence of annual rent rising from the land of Garrantibryd in the tenement of 'Le Boly in hospitali'. Given at Le Boly. [#459]

March 1312 - William fitz Hamund of 'le Boly' and Simon fitz William grant to Richard Coterel and William his son all their claim in 40 acres of land in Be...iesalrath and Keloc Walter in the tenement of Le Boly 'in hospitali'. Given at Le Boly. [#461]

Circa 1315? - John Coterel and Geoffrey Coterel were primary witnesses of a grant by Arnald le Poer to John de Stanes of 67 acres in Kilethyn (Kilbline). [#502]

January, 1317 N.S. - John son of Randulf Godin of Killen releases to William, Thomas and Walter, sons of Richard Coterel, and their heirs all his claim in all tenements, lands, pastures, groves, meadows, moors in Le Boli near Insnack in Stamacarthi (Stonecarthy) in the Cross of Ossory. Given at Kells. [#521]

July 1319 - Letters patent of Robert son of Robert Saveyne to John son of Walter Coterel, whereas he has sold and by his charter warranted to Walter Coterel and his heirs and assigns for ever 10d. of annual rent from ten acres of land in ffolantsroth (?) in the tenement of Killamery, which land he (John) holds in fee, paying to Walter and his heirs at the terms of Easter and Michaelmas (rent not named). He therefore commands him that for the said rent he shall be intendent and respondent to the said Walter and his heirs. Given at Kirghill. [#542]

February 28, 1323, N.S. - Eva, daughter of Ralf Godyn, grants to William Coterel, her son and his heirs, all her right in all lands and tenements in Le Boly, viz., both in the Hospice as in the Cross of Ossory and in Stamacarthi. Given at Kells [#560]

February 7, 1324 N.S. - Symon fitz William release and quitclaims to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs all his right in sixteen acres of land in Boly, which land is called "Keloc Walter," which the said William has of a gift and enfeoffment by charter. Given at Le Boly. [#572]

May, 1325 - Sir Richard Coterell, chaplain, grants to William fitz Hugh, cleric and his heirs, seventeen acres of moor and pasture lying in the tenement of Stamcarthi which he (Sir Richard) had of the gift of John fitz Robert. Given at Kells. [#578]

John Coterel was a witness of a grant by Adam Wynkelo to John Godyn and Peter his son of one messuage and a hundred and thirteen acres of land in Tankardsrath and Deuenyston in the tenement of Kells in Ossory. Given at Tancardeston. [#582]

January, 1328 N.S. - Walter son of Richard Coterel quitclaims forever to William son of Richard Coterel, his brother, and his heirs all his right and claim in all lands and tenements which he has by the gift of his father, Richard Coterel, and another in Le Boly, namely both in the hospice there and in the Cross of Ossory and in Stamcarthi. Given at Kells. [#596]

May 6, 1328 - Simon, son of William fitz Hamund of le Boli, grants to William, son of Richard Coterel, and Felicia his wife and their heirs, one messuage with courts, gardens, twelve acres of arable land, ten acres of grove and a street in Le Boly with all liberties thereunto belonging. Given at Le Boly. Witnesses: John Norreys, William fitz John of Insnack, John Bonafaunt, Gerald fitz William, Philip White (Albus) and Wlater Marche. [#598]

June, 1328 - Indenture of an agreement made between William, son of Richard Coterel, on the one hand, and Simon, son of Willia fitz Hamund, on the other, ... at Le Boly in Ossory ...; namely, that the said William, son of Richard Coterel, by the consent of his wife Felicia grants to Simon one messuage with a garden and forty acres of land together with common pasture in ten acres of moor, and with housebot and haybot in the tenement of Le Boly otherwise called Corbaly. To have and to hold for the term of his life rendering thereof the customary rent and services. [#599]

June, 1328 - Simon, son of William fitz Hamund, grants to William son of Richard Coterel and Felicia his wife all his right and claim in certain lands in Le Boli (in tenemento de le Boli in hospitali quod solet vocari Corbali), Stamacarthi and Inisnag. Given at Le Boli. [#600]

June 13, 1328 - Simon, son of William fitz Hamund, quitclaims to William son of Richard Coterel and Felicia his wife and their heirs for ever all his right in all messuages, buildings, lands, lordships, demesnes, services, suits of court, rents etc. in Le Boly, otherwise called Corbaly, and in Stamacarthi near Le Boly, which Symon's ancestors had of the gift of the prior and convent of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland. Given at Le Boly. [#603]

July 1330 - John Coterel of Kilynchy grants to Geoffrey fitz Walter of Kells and his heirs forever all his claim in two acres of land in the tenement of Kells in the field lying between 'le Grenewey' near 'le Allerinsbyerde' and 'le Scrobbis' near the grove formerly belonging to William Kenfeg. Given at Kells. The deed was given in the same month, at Killinche. [#620, 621]

March 1332 - John Trumpour of Kells grants to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs a great stone house in the midst of Kells in Ossory together with an empty tenement (placea) adjoining which John has of the gift of Arnald le Poer for the term of his life. Witnesses: Stephen le Poer, Richard Baret, Henry Martyn, Walter Daverel, Nicholas Aleyn, John de Barre and Thomas Bat. [#637]

September, 1332 - Eustace son of Arnald le Poer grants to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs all his claim in a great stone house on the mid-street of Kells together with an empty residence near adjoining. Given at Kells. {#649]

February 23, 1333 N.S. - Agnes daughter of William Baret of Kells and Isabells, daughter of Richard Porter, in their liege viduity, jointly grant to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs all their claim in a half burgess in Kells which he had by the gift of the said Agnes. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Richard Barret, Walter Danyel, Thomas Baat, Henry Martin and Richard Broun. [#653]

October 31, 1333 - Matilda Oglath in her liege viduity grants to William son of Griffin Coterel and his heirs, her right in two and a half acres of land in Oglathistoun and also in all other lands and tenements etc., which the said William has in Oglathistoun and Kilmegan. Given at Kilmegan. Witnesses: Walter Coterel. John fitz William, Gilbert fitz John, Adam fitz William, and Griffin fitz John. [#660]

November, 1333 - Nicholas Godyn grants, release and quitclaims to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs all his right to a messuage with a garden and curtilage in Kells in Ossory facing the gate of the priory. Given at Kells [#661, 662]

November, 1333 - Deed by which Eustace son of Arnald le Poer, after reciting that William son of Richard Coterel has of his grant a stone house with a tenement in Kells, guarantees that if William be impleaded or disturbed in his possessions of the same by Eustace or his heirs or by John son of Arnald le Poer or his heirs he (Eustace) and his heirs will pay hum one hundred pounds of silver. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Robert Coterel, Richard Baret, Henry Martin, Thomas Baat and David Kenfeg.

February, 1335 N.S. - Walter son of Richard Coterel grants to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs, all his claim in all lands, tenements, etc., which he has or may have in the tenement of Le Boli in the Hospital. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Stephen le Poer, Richard Baret, and Nicholas Alan. [#671]

July, 1336 - Richard son of Andrew le Poer grants to William son of Richard Coterel three and a half acres of land in the tenement of Kells in Ossory... Given at Kells. Witnesses: Richard Baret, Geoffrey fitz Walter, Nicholas fitz Allen, Henry Martin and Richard Broun. [#684]

John, son of Richard Coterel, releases and quitclaims forever to William Coterel, his brother, all his right and claim in eight messuages in the town of Kells which formerly belonged to Stephen le Poer. Given at Kells. [#690]

May 1337 - Final concord made in the court of John de Hothoum, Hugh Daudele, and Elizabeth de Burgo, lords of the Liberty of Kilkenny, at Kilkenny in the assizes held there... - between Geoffrey Coterel plaintiff and Philip Coterel deforciant, concerning a messuage, two mills, one carucate and twenty acres of land, five acres of meadow, ten of pasture and ten of wood in 'the Grove' near Kilry (Kilree), with regard to which a plea of convention was held between them in the same court. The said Geoffrey recognises all the said messuage, mills, etc., to be the right of Philip Coterel as that which he had of the gift of Geoffrey. And for this recognition Philip grants all of the above messuage, mills, etc., to Geoffrey and returns them to him in this court. ... After Geoffrey's death remainder to William son of Geoffrey Coterel, for all his life. And after him remainder to Nicholas, son of William Coterel, and to the heirs male of his body. If he die without heir male of his body, then remainder to Geoffrey, son of William Coterel and to the heirs male of his body. And if he die without heir male, then remainder to Elias, son of William Coterel... [#694]

May 10, 1337 - William son of Richard Coterel grants to William Coterel, his son, one messuage, garden and curtilage in Kells in Ossory..., holding of the grantor at the rent of eight shillings. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Oliver Scirmechur, then reeve of Kells, Richard Baret, Walter Daniel, John son of Thomas Daniel, Roger Chapeman, William fitz Robert, and Thomas fitz Thomas, cleric. [#696]

October 28, 1338 - Letters patent of John Coterell, knight, and Stephen Laghles, cleric, auditors of the ministers of Maurice fitz Thomas, Earl of Desmond: ...   Given at Dungarvan. [#717]

April 1339 - Letter of attorney by John Coterel of Killymogh', appointing Edward de Tonebruge and William fitz Alexander, or either of them, to place Walter Coaterel and Rose his wife in full seisin of sixteen acres and a half of land and a stang, and of seven acres and one stang and sixteen perches of wood in Kilghyl, in the barony of Kells, as is more fully contained in his charter of enfeoffment to Walter and Rose. Given at Kyrghyl. [#721]

May 8, 1339 - William son of Geoffrey Coterel was a primary witness of a grant, given at Donymegan, of two acres of land in the tenement of Kells belonging to John son of John Sygagh. [#722]

February, 1340 - Walter son of Richard Coterel releases and quitclaims to John son of Richard Coterel all his right in one stang of land in the tenement of Kells in Ossory. Given at Kells. Witnesses: William Coterel, Richard Barrett, and Henry Martyn. [#738]

March 30, 1340 - William son of Richard Coterel quitclaims for him and his heirs for ever all his right in three messuages in the tenement of Kells in Ossory -- ... -- to Walter son of Richard Coterel and the heirs male of his body. If the said Walter die without heir male, then said messuages to remain to Walter son of Walter Coterel. If he die.. to Geoffrey son of Walter Coterel... If he die similarly, then to Percevill son of William Coterel and his heirs and assigns for ever. Given at Kells [#739]

1342 - Maurice son of Fulc fitz Maurice of Corbali, and John son of Alan fitz Maurice quit-claim to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs for ever in one messuage and two carucates of arable in 'le Corbali'. Given at Kells in Ossory. [#751]

March, 1346 - William fitz Maurice and John his son quitclaim to William son of Richard Coterel and his heirs for ever all their right in one messuage and sixteen acres of arable in Hamundesboli "in Ospitali" near Insnag. Given at Le Boli "in Ospitali" near Insnag. Winesses: William fitz James (?John), Gerald fitz Hamund, Philip son of Gerald fitz Hamund, John Bonafont, Walter March and John Fleming. [#782]

May 1346 - John, son of William Godyn, grants to John son of Richard Coterel and his heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, a messuage with a garden and croft and also a stang of arable with appurtenances lying in the tenement of Kells which grantor has of the gift and enfeoffment of the said John son of Richard Coterel. ... And if said John son of Richard Coterel die... the messuage to remain to William son of William Coterel of Kells on the same terms. If he die without heir male, it to remain to Thomas son of William Coterel of Kells... If he die... to remain to Guy son of William Coterels of Kells... If he die... to remain to Walter son of William Coterels of Kells... If he die... to remain to Perceval son of William Coterels of Kells on the same terms. If he die similarly without heir male, the said messuage, croft, etc., to remain to the right heirs of said William son of Ricard Coterel of Kells. Witnesses: Adam Kenfeg, Philip Kenfeg, Walter son of Henry Martyn, Thomas Britton, Theobald Heynow and Richard Maystyr. [#787]

June 10, 1346 - Alexander son of Alexander son of Griffin Coterel quit-claims to John son of William Coterel of Kylmegen, and his heirs for ever all his right in all messuages, lands, meadows, heaths and pastures in Kylmegan (Kilmoganny) and Oglagheston with all other places as fully as Griffin Coterel his grandfather or any other of his ancestors held them at any time. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Robert Coterel, Oliver son of Howel, William son of Richard Coterel, Richard Kent, Goeffrey Kent, Nicholas son of William Coterel, Richard son of Walter Coterel, Walter son of Richard Coterel, David Kenfeg, Ralph fitz Gilbert, Walter son of Robert Coterel. [#790]

December, 1346 - John, son of William fitz Maurice of Kiltrauyn, quit-claims to William son of Richard Coterel of Kells and his heirs for ever all his right in one messuage and sixteen acres of land in Hamoundeboly in the tenement of the House of St. John of Jerusalem, near Insnak. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Walter Dobyn, Robert Coterel, Walter Daniel, William fitz John of Insnak, Gerald Hamund, Richard Tebaut, John Leynagh. [#792]

May 1347 - Fulc fitz Maurice of Corballi grants to William son of Richard Coterel of Kells and his heirs thirty acres arable, lying in the field called 'le bodinley' near Le Boli between the land of Hugh de Mortimer on one hand and the land of said William on the other, as measured and assigned. ...   Given at Kells. Witnesses: William son of fitz John de Insnak, Gerald fitz William, Richard Tybowt, Philip fitz Gerald, John Flemyn, and John Bonafant. [#794]

January 1348 - Fulc fitz Maurice of Corbaly grants to William son of Richard Coterel of Kells and his heirs twelve acres of arable land lying in the tenement of Rathcloch in the field called 'le Bodynleyn' near 'le Corbaly.' Given at Kells. Witnesses: William fitz John de Insnak, Gerald fitz William, Richard fitz Theobald, Philip fitz Gerald, John Flemyn and John Bonafont. [#799]

February, 1349, N.S. - David son of Walter March, quit-claims to William son of Richard Coterel of Kells and his heirs all his right in one messuage and four acres of arable in the tenement of Boly. Given at Kells. [#813]

June, 1349 - William Modi, chaplain, grants to Christina Coterel and Catherine her daughter one messuage and eight and a half acres in the tenement of Kells in Ossory... If they die without heirs... then the said messuage to remain to Walter son of Richard Coterel... then to Landewin son of Richard Coterel... then to Walter son of William Coterel... then to William son of William Coterel... then to Thomas son of William Coterel... then to William son of Richard Coterel; to have and to hold to him and his heirs and assigns of the chief lords of the fee for ever with all liberties and free customs pertaining. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Theobald fitz Robert, Richard Broun, John fitz Geoffrey, John Daniel and Walter Stacbol. [#817]

June 11, 1349 - "Richard son of Walter Coterel to all his tenants both free and otherwise in Kirgehil. Whereas we have given and granted to William Modi, chaplain, all messuages, lands, meadows, moors, woods, turbaries, groves, mountains, pastures, mills, weirs, suits of court, pleas, perquisites, service of free tenants and Irish; as also wardships, marriages and escheats which I have in Kirgehil of the gift and enfeoffment of Walter Coterel, my father, as in the charter of the said Walter to me made is more fully contained; by these presents we assign and command you to be intendent and respondent to said William Modi, chaplain, in all things which pertain to the lordship of the above messuages, lands and tenements. Given at Donimegan. [#818]

June, 1350 - Thomas, son of Philip de Quemerford, quit-claims to William son of Richard Coterel of Kells a house with appurtenances in the middle of the town of Kells. Given at Kells. Witnesses: William Barret, Elias Bar, Thomas fitz Robert, John son of Thomas Daniel, Walter Daniel, Theobald Eynow. [#850]


Volume II - The Calendar of Ormond Deeds

January 20 , 1351 - William Coterel and Nicholas Coterel were among the witnesses of a grant of lands in Stamacarthi (Stonecarthy). [#2]

Jun 27, 1351 - Thomas son of Thomas Bate gives and grants to William son of Richard Coterel of Kells, two acres of arable land lying in the tenement of Kells in the field near Kenylsrath on one side and the King's way on the other. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Wiliam Barrett, Elias Bare, Thomas fitz Robert, Walter Daniel, John fitz Geofffrey, Theobald fitz Robert and Richard Brun. Given at Kells. [#7]

Maurice son of Fulc fitz Maruice of Corballi and John son of Alan fitzMaurice give and grant to William son of Richard Coterel of Kells one messuage, two carcucates of arable land, four acres of meadow in le Corballi in Clonihalean together with two weirs on the water which is called 'le Ri' and one weir on the water which is called 'le Nor' with a fishing in the sadi water of 'le Ri' as far as Ballathyc, ... Given at Kells. Witnesses: William Baret, Elias Bar, Walter Daniel, John Daniel, Richard Brun and Theobald fitz Robert. [#9]

March 25, 1353 - William son of Richard Coterel gives and grants one messuage, two carucates of arable land, four acres of meadow with fishing of 'le Nor' and 'le Ri' in le Corbali near Insnac, to a number of people, including: David Baret, William Modi, chaplain, Walter son of Richard Coterel, Walter son of Robert Coterel of Kilmegan, Griffin Coterel, Thomas son of Robert Coterel, John son of Richard Coterel of Schurtalistun, Philip son of Nicholas Coterel, John son of Nicholas Coterel, Henry son of Philip Coterel, Thomas son of Philip Coterel, etc. And if grantor or his heirs shall pay to the said David Baret, etc., or any one of them at any time or in one day 2d. silver, that then it shall be lawful for him or his heirs to enter and possess the said messuage and land and fishery without any contradiction of the said Daiv, etc. Given at Kells. [#17]

May 2, 1353 - Maurice son of Fulc fitz Maurice release and quitclaims to William son of Richard Coterel of Kells and his heirs, all his right in Corbaly, near Insnak. Given at Kells. [#20]

October, 1355 - Walter Roger gives and grants to Walter Coterel of Kells two acres of land in Kells in Ossory lying in length between 'le Hargrowstret' and 'le Grasshe.' Given at Kells, [#31]

John fitz Robert gives and grants to William, Thomas and Walter, sons of Richard Coterell, one messuage and a garden with thirty acres of arable land and common pasture in the moor and in Tillythyn in the tenement of Stamacarthy, of which thirty acres fifteen and one stang lie in the fiield of Garentybrid in the said tenement, and fifteen in Tillythyn and Gortclare in the same tenement. William, Thomas and Walter to pay to grantor and his heirs 4d. silver in equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas, and to William fitz Hamund of Boly and his heirs 8d. silver...   Witnesses: John Geydon, Peter de Balisly, William de Balisly and Stephen fitz David. [#67]

November 16, 1361 - Richard Quatwyn (sic) releases and quit-claims for ever to William son of Richard Coterell of Kells all his right in all lands, tenements, &c. in Corbaly, naear le Boly. Given at Kells. [#78]

November 28, 1361 - William Mody, vicar of Erleystoun, gives and grants to William son of Richard Coterell of Kells and Felicia his wife, all lands, tenements, meadows, moors, pastures, woods, ways, parks, gardens and fisheries in the tenement of Boly, Insnak, Stamcarthy and Corbaly which he had of the gift and enfeoffment of said William, son of Richard Coterell. Given at Boly. [#79]

August 5, 1364 - Letter of attorney of William Mody, chaplain, John son of Richard Coterel, Thomas Coterel of 'le Growe,' Thomas Bate, Henry Daniel, Richard Waddy and Nicholas Thelbaud, appointing Adam Cok thie bailiff for receiving full seisin of two carucates of land and five acres of meadow in 'le Corbaly,' [#012]

January 3, 1365 - Inquisition taken at Kells... and among the jurors included John son of Richard Coterel. Said jurors say that Michael Coterel on the day he died held of Walter, son and heir of Walter de Bermingahm, knight, by right of his manor of Kells, one messuage, one mill, a hundred acres of land, five acres of meadow, ten of wood and ten of pasture in 'le Grove' near Kilry on the day he died, and held no other tenements of any lord. And he held the said tenements by service of 42s. yearly for all service by free socage, etc. The jurors asked how much these lands and tenements are worth per annum in all issues, etc., say they are worth per annum 10s. 2d., sccording to the valuation beyond the aforesaid rent. Also asked whi is the nearest heir, say that Agnes Coterel, Elena Coterel, John Niwe son of Mary Coterel are the nearest heirs. Asked what age the nearest heirs, they say Agnes is forty-seven, Elena..., and John twenty-six. Asked what day the aforesaid Michael Coterel died they say... May, 1351. [#110]

March 20, 1366 - John son of John de Sancto Leodegario (St. Leger) releases and quitclaims for ever to John son of William Coterel and Johanna his wife all his right, claim and action in all messuages, lands, &c., which John Coterel and Johanna his wife held in Kiltram, Crokeresgragh, Flemyngeston, Huberdston, Dounfert and Kells, which tenements formerly belonged to James Oweyn and which ought to descend and remain to Margaret, grantor's wife. [#119]

January 10, 1367 - Thomas son of Elias Broun gives and grants to Walter son of William Coterel and his heirs seven acres of land in Wolfesclad in the town of Kells. Given at Kells. Witnesses: William Mody, chaplain, Adam Calle, John son of Richard Coterel, John Rossell, Walter Roger, Thomas Bat. [#129]

Fenruary 23, 1369 - John son of William Coterel gives and grants to William Mody, chaplain, all his lands and tenements in the county Kilkenny together with the reversion of all his lands and tenements in Oglaueston (or Oglaneston) which Walter son of Richard Coterel holds for the term of his life. Given at Crokeresgragh. [#146]

Ocotber 24, 1369 - Griffin Coterell releases and quit-claims for ever to William Mody, chaplain, his heirs and assigns all his right in all lands and tenements, &c., in the county of Kilkenny, viz. in Kepagh, Crokerysgragh, Cotterelsgragh, Kells, Harbardestown near Kylpini, Maylhardestoun, Tylaghmayn, Kyltrahym, Kylmegan, Oglathestoun and all other places in county Kilkenny. Given at Kells. [#152]

August 19, 1371 - Walter Coterell of Kells, and Walter Coterell of Kylhynch, were primary witnesses of a Walter Talbard grant of one messuage and one carucate and a half of arable land in Stamacarthy. [#172]

August 16, 1382 - William Mody, chaplain, appoints Walter Chevyr his bailiff to place Alexander son of John Coterell in seisin of two carucates of land and ten acres of meadow, forty of wood, twenty of moor, and a hundred of pasture in Cotrelstoun and Oglathestoun in the tenement of Kilkegen, together with all services of free tenants thereunto pertaining. [#259].

January 7, 1390 - Robert son of John Graas of Erleystoun quit-claims for him and his heirs to Walter son of William Coterell of Kells and his hiers all his right in 60 acres of land in Kiltravyn which formerly belonged to Johanna who was the wife of William Outlaw, senior, and William son of Richard le Blound of the gift of John Outlaw which the same Walter holds there. [#293]

February 3, 1390 - Walter son of William Coterel of Kells gives and grants to Adam Col, Andrew Godyn and John Godyn all messuages, lands, meadows, woods, groves, mountains and pastures which he has in Kells, Archerestoun, Rolesrath, Kiltrauyn, Insnak, Holdtoun, Corbaly, Kyrchill, Donymegan, Kylri and le Boly near Insnak and elsewhere in county Kilkenny, Mortymerislond and Maylartestoun. To have and to hold to them and their heirs of the chief lords of those fess by the services due and accustomed. Witnesses: John Daniel, William Godyn, Nicholas Bar and William Chevyr. [#294]

July 20, 1401 - Anastasia Fowler gives and grants to Patrick Coterel and Patrick Barret, bishop of Ferns, thirty-four acres of arable land in Insnak and Stamkarthy, to have and to hold to them and their heirs for ever. Given at Kells. Witnesses: Andrew Godyn, Thomas Oweyn, smith, and Thomas Senyt. [#357]

March 1402 - Ellena Colle gives and grants to Geoffrey Coterell of Grana (or Graua) and his heirs for ever all her lands, etc., in Grana and in Shorthallestoun together with the reversion of twenty acres of land which Anastasia Tobin holds by reason of dower fo the term of her life in the barony of Kells. [#365]

July 20, 1402 - This indenture made between John Houlyn of Dengynbeg and Patrick son of Walter Coterel witnesses that John has demised and to farm let to Patrick all that land called 'le Mortimerslond' near 'le Olton' for the term of forty years... paying each year to the above-said John for eightet year 6s. 8d., and after that each year 20s. during the rest of the lease. [#367]

September 21, 1410 - John Howlyn quit-claims to Patrick Coterel all his right in a carucate and a half which is called Mortimerislond, to him and his heirs for ever. Witnesses: Andrew Godyn, William Kep, Walter Waddyn, John Stakbol. [#408]

January 13, 1412 - John son of Philip Row gives and grants to Richard Beket all messuages, lands and tenements which he grantor has in Stamkarthy and Hamoundys Boly. To have and to hold to him and his heirs for ever, holding of Patrick son of Walter Cotterell by the service of 1d. yearly as of his manor of Boly. Winesses: Christopher Cotterell, Patrick Coterell, John Gaddyn and John son of Richard Cotterell. [#417]




Volume I II - The Calendar of Ormond Deeds

March 27, 1418 - John Mothill appoints Laurence Bryttoun his attorney for placing Patrick son of Walter Coterell in seisin of all messuages, lands and tenements which grantor has in the county Kilkenny, to him and his heirs for ever. [#26]

August 20, 1421 - William Veng, chaplain, lord of the barony of Kells, gives and grants to Patrick Coterall his mill-pond in Kells viz., in 'le hed More,' and his fisheries in 'le Ry' with free entry and egress to the same, for the term of twenty-two years next following rendering yearly at Easter nine shillings. [#48]

April 16, 1422 - Thomas O'Ryane alias Donny quit-claims and surrenders to Patrick Coterell all right which he has in a pool and in the fishery of the Nore at le Corbaly near le Boly. [#58]

January 2, 1441 - Christopher son of Walter Coterell gives and grants to Thomas Archer and Richard Eilward, chaplains, a messuage in Kells in Ossory called Coterelleshall, etc. 18 days later, the chaplains granted this back to Christopher, viz., Coterelleshalle; a water mill bear Donymghan; all messuages of said Christopher in the town of Kells and in Coterellesgrove, Godynesrath and in Coterellesrath in the barony of Kells; all messuages and lands which they (the chaplains) of the gift of the same Christopher in the townland of Coterellesboly near the land of the Cross of Insnak and in Archereston in the cantred of Shilleloghir ; and all messuages, lands, etc., which they had of the gift of said Christopher within the liberty of the town of Kilkenny or elsewhere within the county of Kilkenny. To have and to hold to Christopher ... [#141]

March 5, 1449 - James, Earl of Ormond granted and to farmlet to Walter Glerne "gentilman," all lands , tenements, rents and services which formerly belonged to the Earl and Countes of Stafford in the town and county of Kilkenny, with wardships, marriages, escheats, reliefs, &c... (including, among others), all lands, tenements, rents and services which belonged to Chriopher Coterell in Coterellsboly, Stemcarthy and Corbaly near Coterellesboly, ... To have and to hold to the said Walter for the term fo thirty-two years... rendering yearly 20l. silver.

November 29, 1481 - James son and heir of adam Cotterel gives and grants to Edmund son of Richard Purcell all his lands in the tenement of Grollyn in county Kilkenny, to have to and to hold to him and his heirs for ever. Given at Kilkenny. [#254]


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