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Robert 
Power
c. 1786 - 1872


Robert 
Power
, 4th son. Poss. of Capel st, Dublin (1850). Of 25 Pembroke pl., Dublin (1858). Kings Inns Admissions Papers 1607-1867: Power, Robert 4th son of Robert, Mount Pellier Co Galway, decd., and Mary Browne; over 16; ed Loughrea aft, Patrick Browne, attorney. T 1805. Bond M 1810. King's Inn also have: Memorial of John Galway to the Benchers of the Honourable Society of King's Inns looking for their approval to take Mr Robert Power as his apprentice (Trinity term 1805). They also have the Bond on Mr Robert Power's admission to the Society of King's Inns - 26 November 1810 (Michaelmas term). He inherited substantial property from an uncle, David Power whose will was proved in 1823. there was a post nuptial settlement "post nuptial settlement or Articles of the thirteenth of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty four (April 13, 1834) " His daughter may have been cared for by nuns. When he eventually returned to Ireland, he seems to have spent the rest of his life there. Could this be he? "Pursuant to an Order of his Majesty's High Court of Chancery of Ireland, made ****** Causes, bearing date the 15th Day of December, instant, I will, on Tuesday, the 28th Day of January next, at the hour of 12 o'clock at noon, at my Chambers on the Inn's Quay Dublin, Set up and Let to the highest and fairest Bidder, for three years, pending these Causes. ALL THAT and THOSE the Dwelling-House and Demsene lands of Rockville, containing Sixty Acres or thereabouts, situate within two miles of the Town of Athenry, and eleven miles of Galway, and also, the Dwelling-House, and Fifty Acres of the Lands of MOUNT BROWNE, situate within four miles of Anthenry and eleven of Galway. The Tenants to give security by recognizance, for the payment of their rents-Dated this 24th day of December, 1822. Roderick CONNOR. N.B.-Mr. BROWN will give any additional Terms the Tenants may require, provided the value be offered for the Lands. For further particulars, application to be made to James BURKE, Esq., the Receiver, Prospect Lodge, Athenry, or to Robert POWER, Solicitor, No. 2 Black hall-street, Dublin. " from Connaught Journal Galway, Ireland Thursday, January 2, 1823 Volume 69 Price 5 Pence The National Archives Bishop Street, Dublin, where the Calendar of Wills are held, look for 1876, search back and on 25th January 1873 the following information was found: Robert Power Effects under £2,000 The will of Robert Power late of Upper Dangan Galway late clerk of the peace for the county of Galway deceased who died 17th December 1872 at the same place was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Edward Thomas Stapleton at No 28 College Green Dublin Solicitor the sole executor. Unfortunately this will no longer existed, as the entire collections of wills were destroyed in the fire in the four courts in 1922. There are a few will books from which the original wills were transcribed, but do not apply to this case. Shaw's Dublin City Directory 1850 Power Alfred, 7 Fitzwilliam Sq East (Poor Law Commissioner) Bridget, 1 Lower Liffey St (furniture broker) Catherine, 12 Whitefriar St (dressmaker) Edmund T., 20 North Cumberland St (solicitor) Edward, 11 Portland St North (Esq.) James, 20 Harcourt St and Roebuck House, Clonskea (Esq.) James, 17 Lower Baggot St (grocer) James, 22 Fownes' St (stock broker) James, 15 Upper Liffey St (furniture dealer) James, 3 Cannon St (broker) John, 3 Chambre St (dairy) John, 4 Adelaide Road (Esq.) John, 5 Denzille lane (broker) John, 24 Clarendon St (coal broker) Sir John, Bart., J.P., 20 Harcourt St and Roebuck House, Clonskea (Esq.) Sir John, Bart. and Son, John's lane West (distillers - Power's whiskey) John, 22 Fownes' St and 4 Adelaide Road (stock broker) John Hatch, 95 Harcourt St (doctor of medicine) John, 43 Mary St (boot and shoe maker) Martin, 4 Trinity St (cutler) Miss, 86 Upper Leeson St (occup not listed)-listed as Mrs. Tower in general listing Mrs., 27 South Anne St (straw bonnet warerooms) Patrick, 42 Henry St (grocer) Patrick and Geoffrey, 25 Townsend St (bakers) Peter, 110 Thomas St (address lists Patrick Dolan, tea dealer) and 24 Synnott place (occup not listed) Pierce, 4 North Cumberland St (solicitor) Robert, 11 Capel St (solicitor) Thomas E., 14 Middle Gardiner St (Queen's messenger) William, 17 Francis St (haberdasher) William, 18 Bolton St (barrister) William, 16 Upper Liffey St (broker) William, 19 Pembroke place (Esq.) From the Law Directory (not listed at stated address) Edmund, 14 Talbot St (solicitor) Edward, no address listed (barrister - Trinity term...year illegible) Geoffrey, 6 Holles St (solicitor) Michael, 183 Great Brunswick St (solicitor) R.L., no address (barrister - no date given) William, 43 Dame St (solicitor) Upper Dangan is in the City of Galway by 1905. The Times, Thursday, Nov 21, 1844; pg. 3; Issue 18774; col A (1844) The Times "Robert Power Gortnamagh" THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1840 A GOOD EXAMPLE We have been informed that on the servants of Robert Power, Esq., Solicitor, taking the pledge, he gave the sum it annually cost him for malt for their use in addition to their wages. We mention the circumstance not only as being highly creditable to Mr. Power, but as an example worthy of imitation. Connaught Journal Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY Galway, Ireland Thursday, March 26, 1840 Volume 89 Price 5D In Chancery Henry BLAKE, Esq., Plaintiff Francis FfRENCH and other Defendants Pursuant to my Report made in this cause bearing date the 14th day of March instant, pursuant to the 185 General Rule, I will on Saturday the 11th day of April next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, at my Office on the Inns Quay, Dublin, Set up and Let by Public Cant for seven years pending this cause. All that and those the lands of Claremadden, containing 437 acres or thereabouts, late Irish plantation measure; and also that part of the lands of Cloughbouly and Kileen Hugh, lately in the possession of Maurice BLAKE, Esq., containing about 80 acres 1 rood 21 perches like measure, all said lands situate in the county of Galway, and in said Report mentioned. Dated the 24th day of March, 1840. For Thomas GOOLD. William HENN: The above lands of Claremadden are computed to contain [cannot read rest of line] For further particulars apply to Robert POWER, Solicitor for the Receiver, Office 29 Upper Ormondquay or to the Receiver, John Francis BLAKE, Esq., Daugan Cottage, Galway. The following may have been done to protect the properties from the debts of his son, Robert, probably by raising money on them to pay the debts off. May 1, 1858 (Registry of Deeds) To the Registrar appointed by Act of Parliament for registering Deeds Will and so forth in Ireland A Memorial of an indenture of mortgage dated the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight and made between Robert Power Esquire senior of Pembroke Road in the County of Dublin of the one part and Margaret O'Shea of the North Mall in the City of Cork Spinster of the other part Whereby after reciting as therein It is by the now memorializing indenture witnessed that in pursuance of the therein recited agreement and for the consideration therein He the said Robert Power did thereby grant and convey unto the said Margaret O'Shea and her heirs firstly All that and those the town and lands of Gortnamanagh West situate in the Parish of Kilchrest barony of Loughrea and County of Galway containing four hundred and twenty six (426) acres two roods and twenty two perches statute measure or thereabouts with all the actual and reputed appurtenances to the same premises belonging and all other if any lands comprised in the therein recited deed poll of fourteenth (14) day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty two (1852) made by Mountifort Loongfield and Charles James Hargreave two of the Commissioners for sale of Incumbered Estates in Ireland and secondly all that and those the town and lands of Upper Dangan situate in the County of the Town of Galway and then or lately in the occupation of John O'Grady Thady Molloy and Mary Duvike and containing by estimation fifty (50) acres and three roods statute measure be the same more or less and all the actual and reputed appurtenances to the same premises belonging and all other if any lands comprised in the therein recited indenture of twenty ninth (29) day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty six (1856) and made between John O'Grady of the one part and the said Robert Power senior of the other part and thirdly all that and those that part of the town of and lands of Boulabane called East Boulabane containing twenty eight (28) acres three roods or thereabouts and that part of the lands of Ballyboggan containing one hundred and fifty nine (159) acres and that part of the lands of Keelogues containing forty four acres and also that other part of the lands of Boulabane called West Boulabane containing seventy (70) acres and ten perches be the same more or less and that part of East Boulabane or Strip or Bottom next adjoining to the Mill of Tullyglass containing twelve (12) acres and two roods be the same more or less all of which lands of East and West Boulabane Ballyboggan Keelogues are situated in the Barony of Kilconnell and County of Galway and were then in the tenure or occupation of the Right Honorable Baron Clonbrock all the actual and reputed appurtenances to the same premises belonging and all the Estate right title and interest of the said Robert Power senior in or to the several therein before mentioned lands and hereditaments or any of them or the rents and profits of the same or any part thereof respectively to hold the said Lands of Gortnamanagh West and Upper Dangan with the appurtenances unto to the only use of the said Margaret O'Shea her heirs and assigns henceforth for and during the natural life of him the said Robert Power senior without impeachment of waste subject nevertheless as to all the said lands respectively to the condition or proviso thereinafter contained for the redemption thereof and said Indenture also witnessed that in further pursuance of said agreement and for the considerations aforesaid He the said Robert Power did thereby grant assign and make over unto the said Margaret O'Shea her executors adm(inistrat)or and assigns all that Instrument or Policy of Assurance effected by the said Robert Power senior with the Guardian Life Assurance Company in his own name upon his own life for the whole term thereof for the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds numbered 4929 and dated the seventh (7) day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty two at the annual premium of fifty seven (57) pounds eighteen shillings and nine pence payable upon every seventh day of December and also the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds thereby assured and all bonuses and other monies if any to become payable thereunder and all benefit and advantage thereof and all the right title and interest whatsoever of him the said Robert Power senior in or to the same Policy and assured monies together with full power and authority which the said Robert Power did thereby give and grant to and for the said Margaret O'Shea her executors adm(inistrat)ors and assigns in the name of the Executors or adm(inistrat)ors and assigns as fully and effectually as he said Robert Power senior could have been entitled to the same subject to the proviso thereinafter contained for the redemption of the same premises on repayment by the said Robert Power senior his heirs executors adm(inistrat)ors or assigns of the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds with interest thereon at the rate of six per cent reducible to five per cent if paid within sixty days as therein particularly mentioned, which said deed and this memorial as to the execution by the said Robert Power are respectively witnessed by Richard Atkinson of Merchants Quay in the City of Dublin Solicitor and John Curtin Clerk to said Richard Atkinson of the same place Signed and sealed in the presence of Richard Atkinson Sol(icitor) Dublin John Curtin Clerk to Messers. Gade & Atkinson, 15 Merchants Quay, Dublin The above named John Curtin maketh oath and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the Deed of which the above writing is a memorial and also to the said memorial and that he was present and did see the said Deed duly signed and sealed by the said Robert Power and saith that the name John Curtin subscribed as a witness to said Deed and Memorial respectively is his this deponent's proper name and handwriting saith he delivered said Deed and Memorial respectively to P.V. FitzPatrick Esquire Assistant Registrar at the Registry office Henrietta Street in the City of Dublin on Thursday the sixth day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight at fifteen minutes before two o'clock in the afternoon of said day Sworn before me this 6th day of May 1858 at my office Henrietta Street Dublin----------------- March 12, 1858 (Registry of Deeds) To the Register appointed pursuant to act of parliament for the registering of deeds will and so forth in Ireland A Memorial of an Indented deed of Conveyance bearing date the Twelfth day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (March 12, 1858) and made between Robert Power Junior of Number twenty five (25) Pembroke Place in the County of Dublin Esquire of the one part and Robert Power of Number twenty five Pembroke Place aforesaid Solicitor of the second part whereby after reciting as therein is recited he the said Robert Power Junior for the cons(iderati)ons therein mentioned did thereby give grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said Robert Power all that and those the lands of Gortnamanagh West situate in the parish of Kilchrest Barony of Loughrea and County of Galway containing four hundred and twenty six (426) acres two (2) roods and twenty two (22) perches statute measure or thereabouts more or less. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Power his heirs and assigns for ever and which said Deed of which the foregoing is a memorial and also said Memorial as to the execution thereof by the said Robert Power Junior is witnessed by Richard Tomnas Joyes of Capel Street and Christopher Healy of Philesboro Road both in the city of Dublin Robert Power Junior (signature) Signed and sealed by the said Robert Power Junior in the presence of us Now the above named Richard Thomas Joyes aged thirty (30) years and upwards Maketh Oath and Saith that he is a subscribing witness to the original deed of which the foregoing writing is a Memorial and also to the said Memorial and saith that he saw the said deed duly executed by the above named Robert Power Junior duly signing sealing and delivering said deed Saith that the name Richard Thomas Joyes subscribed as a witness to said deed and memorial respectively is his this deponent's proper name and handwriting and Deponent saith that he delivered said Deed and Memorial to P.V. FitzPatrick Esq. assistant Registrar at the Registry Office in the city of Dublin on the sixnteenth (16) day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight at near to the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon of the said day Sworn before me this 16th day of March 1858 Robert Power Sol(icitor) 11 Capel Street ---------------- Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory for the Year 1862 GALWAY County Officers. Clerk of the Crown, Alexander Bate, esq. (1842), 51, Upper Sackville-street, Dublin. Clerk of the Peace, Robert Power, esq. (1861), Upper Dangan, Galway; 30, College-green, Dublin. ---------------- He this he? http://www.landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=872 Description Richard Power was granted lands in the baronies of Dunkellin and Leitrim in 1677 and James Power was granted over a thousand acres in the barony of Dunkellin in 1680. The representatives of John Power are recorded as lessors of several townlands in the parishes of Kilconierin and Killogilleen, barony of Dunkellin, county Galway in 1855. Robert Power held several townlands in the parish of Kilchreest, barony of Loughrea in 1855. R. Power is also recorded as the proprietor of townlands in the parish of Kilchreest, in the 1830s. According to Patrick Melvin, the Powers never established a permanent base in county Galway and much of their lands were eventually incorporated, through inheritence and marriage, into the Trench (Clancarty) estates. See Reference source: PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''15th Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Records Ireland,'' 1825. Vol XVI, Appendix I, Grants under Acts of Settlement Estate Power (Galway) * Reference #11489: 235 & 262 See Reference source: PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX Estate Power (Galway) * Reference #4323: 299. Reference source: BURKE, Sir Bernard. BURKE, Ashworth P. (ed). ''A genealogical and heraldic history of the Landed Gentry of Ireland''. London: Harrison & Sons, 1904 Estate Power (Galway) * Reference #11695: 493-494 ---------------- Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory for the Year 1862 County Officers. Clerk of the Peace, Robert Power, esq. (1861), Upper Dangan, Galway; 30, College-green, Dublin. Clerk of the Peace, Robert Power, esq. (1861) ------------ Clerk of the Peace (1861,2) -------------- LDS Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855 Name Robert Power Event Type Tax Assessment Event Year 1824 Townland Gortnamonnah Parish Kilchreest County Galway GS Film number 256625 Digital Folder Number 004587456 "Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VX53-JKD : accessed 02 Apr 2013), Robert Power, 1824. -------------- Galway Mercury, and Connaught Weekly Advertiser 18 February 1854 David Grattan Power, Esq. Our transatlantic advices inform us that the above gentleman (nephew to Robert Power, Esq., Solicitor, Dublin), is progressing rapidly in his business, as career will realize the most sanguine hopes of his Stock, Money, and Real Estate Broker, at Milwaukee, in Winsconsin State; and has at present the agency of over 600,000 acres of choice land, and, from his business habits, ability, and integrity, we have no doubt, his many friends in this country. Flag of Ireland 10 February 1883 POWER - Jan. 10, suffocated in the fearful fire at the New Hall Hotel, Milwaukee, David Grattan Power, civil engineer, nephew of the late Robert Power, Esq., Clerk of the Peace for the county of Galway. Poss. The 1851 Dublin City Census First name(s) Robert Last name Power Year 1851 Street Usher's Court Parish St. Audeon's County Dublin Country Ireland Record set The 1851 Dublin City Census or First name(s) Rob. Last name Power Year 1851 Street Erne St. Upr. Parish St. Mark's County Dublin Country Ireland Record set The 1851 Dublin City Census ----------- Flag of Ireland 10 February 1883 POWER - Jan. 10, suffocated in the fearful fire at the New Hall Hotel, Milwaukee, David Grattan Power, civil engineer, nephew of the late Robert Power, Esq., Clerk of the Peace for the County of Galway. ----- This is the same place as Galway Mercury, and Connaught Weekly Advertiser 26 June 1858 DEATH OF ROBERT POWER, JUN., ESQ WIth unfeigned sorrow we have to chronicle the early and unexpected demise of the above young and generally regretted gentleman. Deceased was second son of Robert Power, Esq., Solicitor, a native of Galway. He died at New Hall House, Milwaukie, Wisconsin, U.S. Mr. Power was travelling for pleasure, in America, when death arrested his career; he died of a cold from the effects of which even a young constitution and all the appliances of art were unable to rescue him- "Requiesat in pace." -------------------

Born: Gurteen?, Waterford, Ireland, , c. 1786 Baptised:
Died: Circular rd., Upper Dangan, Dublin, Ireland 17th Dec 1872 Buried:
Family:
Power

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Robert 
Power
(
Lynch
) c. 1786 - 1872
2.
Robert 
Power
(
Browne
) ante 1765 - ante 1811
4.
Joseph 
Power
(
Blake
) + ante 1766
5.
Julian 
Blake
(
Power
) + post 1764
3.
Mary 
Browne
(
Power
) + post 1786
 
 

Siblings


1.
Grattan 
Power
ante 1786 - post 1793
2.
M/? 
Power
* ante 1786
3.
M/? 
Power
* ante 1786

Spouses



1. High st, Galway, Ireland rc 3rd Jun 1824
Anne 
Lynch
(
Power
) 1800 - 1858

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Anne 
Lynch
(
Power
) 1800 - 1858
1.
Mary 
Power
1825 - 1851
2.
Margaret 
Power
* c. 1826
3.
Ellen 
Power
c. 1826 - c. 1902
4.
Anna Maria 
Power
(
Wallis
) 1831 - 1916
4a.
John Edward 
Wallis
(
Power
) 1821 - 1888
4.1.
Frances (Fanny) Clarinda 
Wallis
c. 1860 - 1863
4.2.
Sir John Edward Power 
Wallis
(
Fowke
) 1861 - 1946 ...
4.3.
Mary Lucy (Lucy) 
Wallis
1863 - 1949
4.4.
Robert Edmund 
Wallis
1865 - 1942
4.5.
Francis (Frank) Joseph 
Wallis
1866 - 1896
4.6.
Mgr Canon George Henry 
Wallis
1873 - 1950
5.
David 
Power
c. 1832 - ante 1882
6.
Robert 
Power
post 1832 - ante 1872
Sources

  • Family Archivists: see
    Power


Timeline


c. 1786Born Waterford, Ireland
22nd Oct 1823Became an heir of
David Brandon 
Power
(
McHugo
) ante 1758 - 1826 (will)
3rd Jun 1824Married
Anne 
Lynch
(
Power
) 1800 - 1858 Galway, Ireland
24th Jun 1824MARS/ROLE FIANCE
14th Jun 1871Made a will (will)
17th Dec 1872Died Dublin, Ireland
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