This is the start of a wills collection. A number of people have offered pre 1922 copies of family wills or probate documentation all such are welcome and will be added to the collection as time permits.

Details of Wills:

1750, Henry Baldwin, Senior, Garreanaghoory or Mossgrove.

1696, Herbert Baldwin, Currinordy, Co. Cork.

1688, James Baldwin, Polloricke, Kilmurray, cousin Lieutenant Maskeline Alcock, Coolfada, Bandon.

1709, John Baldwin, Bandon, Gleasour.

1806, John Baldwin, Aughadown.

1677, Walter Baldwin, Polloricke, Kilmurray.

1677, Walter Baldwin, Mossgrove.

1708, Colonel Thomas Becher, Sherkin Island. Formerly M.P. Baltimore, Lands in Schull, Old Court.

1760, Edith Biggs, nee Bousfield, widow of Abraham, to buried with parents at Aughadown. Extensive genealogy.

1770, Isaac Biggs, Bandon.

1775, Rebecca Biggs, Bandon.

1699,  Charles Bird Bandon.

1669, John Browne, Bandon.

1683, Thoms Burrowes,  Kinsale.

1782, Jane Busteed, widow, Bandon.

Crowley Wills, 1743, proved 1751, Daniel Crowley, Timoleague and HMS Elizabeth, brother Denis, 1749 Demetrius Crowley, Cadiz, Spain advised to go to Cork for health, son Peter, Schedule of Assets, 1786, Thomas Crowley, Priest of Coolnagurrane, Parish of Abbeystrewry has interest in lease of Coolnagarrane leaves to nieces Joanna and Mary Crowley or in default their brother Timothy Crowley, Shopkeeper, Skibbereen, to be interred in Caheragh. 1795 proved 1796, Timothy O’Crowley, Skibbereen, children, Thomas, Daniel, Timothy, Cornelius, Catherine, Mary, to be buried in the family tomb in Caheragh.

1639, Edward Davenant, Whiddy Island

1736, Rev. Richard Davies Bantry

1831, William Barry Drinder, Kilgobbin, Ballinspittle.

1795, Doherty, Kilmeen

1785, Alexander Donovan, Squince, Myross, Skibbereen.  

1630, Daniel Donovan, Esquire, Castledonovan

1729, Christopher Dowden, linen weaver, Bandon

1847, George Dowden, Bandon

1785, Joseph Dowden, Bandon

1832, Joseph Dowden, Bandon

1846, Mary widow of Thomas Dowden, Bridge St., Bandon

1680, Anstace Downy possibly Kilcrohane Wills

1722, Morish Downey Bantry

1759, James Downing, Castletownbere and ship ‘Portland’

1635, George Eleveke, Kilmocomoge, (Bantry), Probate bond

1750, John Fair, Kinsale, butcher on H.M. ship Dorsetshire.

1678, Ralph Fenwick, had lands in Carbery.

1803, Edward Gillman, Belrose, Upton, to be buried Kennigh.

1809, Thomas Gillman, Belrose, Upton.

1859, Will of James Gillman, Oakmount, Kilmeen, Dunmanway, lands at Edincurra, Lisnabrinny, Dereen, Kildiermore, Dunmanway, Barony of East Carbery, Monies owed to Milner and  Beamish Family. Gilman Magistrates.

1677.  Will Robert Honnor, wife Elizabeth, daughter Katherine a Minor, sister Elizabeth Salmon her husband Robert, Lands at Knocksponey, Crohane, Liselane, Witnesses: Francis Beamish Junior, Charles Carthy.

1728 Hugh/Hue Hutchinson, Esq. Blackrock (Site of present Bantry House).

1783, Boyle Jagoe, Bandon Road, Cork.

1636, Richard King, Parish of Kineigh.

1686, Grizzel Luffkin, Farrenvane, Bandon

1710, John Luffkin, Raheen, Knockavaly, Innishannon.    

1724, Roger Luffkin, Knocknaheilan, Co. Cork lands at Killanea and Farrenthomas nephew Richard Clear, Bandon.

1776, Alexander Martin, Bandon.

1720, Thomas Mills, Clerke, Ballymodan, Bandon

1752, Cyprian Murrough, Bantry

1679, Abell Nash, Gaggin, Bandon

1675, Edward Nash, Bandon

1652, Elizabeth Nash, Bandon

1725, John Nash, Bandon

1746, John Nash, Brinny

Lieutenant General  Richard O’Donovan

1823, Richard O’Donovan, O’Donovan’s Cove, Gaming Certificate. He died at O’Donovan’s Cove on the 9th November 1825.  His executor was Rickard Deasy, Clonakilty presumably of the Brewing Family. 

1843, Timothy O’Donovan, Ardahill, Kilcrohane.

1851, Mary Orr, Innishannon widow of William Orr.

1842, Sara Orr, late Sydney, Australia widow of James Orr.

1842, William Orr, Innishannon

1774, Thomas Patrickson, Grange, including lands at Dunmanway.

1771, Robert Peirce, Kinsale

1686, Lady Catherine Percivall (Nee Southwell), Kinsale

1682, Mary Percivall, Bandon widow of Persevall, son William Law Student, Middle Temple, London.

1673, Matthias Persevall, Burgess of Bandon

1772, Frances Phair, Enniscorthy and lands at Dunmanway

1757, Onesipherus Phair, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy  and lands at Dunmanway

1724. James Roycroft, mill owner, Bandon.

1741. James Roycroft modern version of Roycroft, merchant, Bandon.

1801, Richard Roycroft, Clonee, Durrus

1759, Rose Roycroft, widow, Bandon

1676, William Roycroft, Bandon

1741, William Roycroft, merchant, Bandon

1757, Rev. Nicholas Skolfield, Clerke, Dunmanway

1654, Laurence Spenser, Bandon and Youghal.

1769, William Spratt, Bandon

Will of Ellinor Swanton Widow, City of Cork, Written June 20, 1798.  Probated June 12, 1806 in Brooklyn, New York

1840, Will of Robert Swanton, United Irishman, Counsellor at Law, City of New York, Judge Maritime Court, New York, Born between 1759 and 1764 in County Cork, Ireland.  Died on February 15, 1840.

1740, Jonathan Tanner, Senior, merchant, Bandon

1776, Jonathan Tanner, Bandon

1711, Katherine Tanner, Ballynamuck, Cork?, son Jonathan, Bandon

1785, Mary Tanner, Annesville, widow of Jonathan Bandon?

4th November 1633 Edward Turner, Balligobane, (Bantry), Merchant.  

1720 Elizabeth Becher (Turner)

1690, Edward Turner, Bandon.

Died 12th April 1668 George Walters, Whiddy Island and probably London

1678, Elizabeth Warner, Bandon.

1748, Mary Warner, widow, now of Cork to be buried at Lislee (Courtmacsherry) by husband.

1681?, Randal Warner, money from Barbados, Overseer, Nathaniel Cleere, Priest Bandon.

1725, Randal Warner, Lissacrineen, to be buried under communion table, Lislee, wth wife and son.  Overseers, Captain Lionel Beecher, Samuel Jervois, Richard Hungerford, Junior.

1697, William Warner, Bandon, overseer friend  Colonel Thomas Beecher.

1715, Abraham Watkins, Cork, property in Bandon.

1642, Edward Watkins, Ballymodan, Gent., house in Bristol.

1687, John Watkins, Bndonbridge, lands in Galway.

1697, Margaret Watkins, Bandonbridge, widow of Captain John Watkins

1733, Will Richard White, Whiddy and Bantry, his Grandaughter Margaret Holmes Will 1732.

1750 John Young Young’s Point probably Rearour, Bantry.


1715, Abraham Watkins, Cork, property in Bandon, ‘to my daughter Mary £100 but is she marries the fiddler Darby Carthy not a penny’


1749 Demetrius Crowley, Cadiz, Spanish merchant attire


1686, Lady Catherine Percivall (Nee Southwell), Kinsale, and paintings

Non marital beneficiaries.

1840, Will of Robert Swanton, United Irishman, Counsellor at Law, City of New York, relations

1733, Will Richard White, Whiddy and Bantry