Registry of Deeds Index Project — Transcription – Grantees Cooke etal to Cooke (ref. to Robert Adair & Molesworth) Memorial Number: 31723 Volume: 48 Pages: 320, 321, 322(18March 1725, 10 May 1726) To the registrar appointed by Parliament for the Registering of Deeds, Wills and so forth. A memorial of Two Deeds of Lease and one Deed of Release indented beareing Date respectively the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Days of March One thousand Seven hundred Twenty Five the said Deeds of Lease made between the Honble Thos Cook of the City of Dublin Esq. and Arthur Newcomen of the City of Chester Esq. Counsillour at Law of the one part and John Cooke of Cooksborough in the County of Westmeath Esqr. of the other part the release being Quadrupartits and made between the said Thomas Cook and arthur Newcomen of the First part Letitia Gay of the said City of Dublin widow of the second part Ann Forster of the same City Spinster one of the Daughters of the Late Lord Chief Justice Forster decd. of the third part and the sd. John Cooke of the fourth part the said release reciteing (inter alia) that by Deed of Lease and Release indented beareing Dates respectively the Twentyeth and Twentyfirst Days of October one thousand seven hundred and Eighteen the Rt. Honble Robert Late Lord Molesworth (deced ?) in consideraion of Two thousand Four hundred pounds ster in the said Release mentioned to be paid to him by the said John Cooke Did grant release and confirm unto the said John Cooke his heirs and assignes forever all that and those the two houses or Tenements in Dames Street in the County of the City of Dublin and two other houses or Tenements in Castle Lane in the said County of the City of Dublin which said houses or Tenements were then in the possion of Thomas Pooley Esqr. or his undertenants alsoe one house or Tenement in Dame Street in the possion ofROBERT ADAIRobert Esq. or his undertenantsalsoe one house or Tenement in Dames Street aforesaid then in the possion or occupation of Sr. Saml. Cooke Knt. or his undertenant alsoe one house or Tenement in Dame street aforesaid in the possion or occupacon of John Crampton Watchmaker or his undertenants together with three other houses or Tenements in Castle Lane with three last mentioned houses or Tenements were in the possn. of the sd. John Crampton or his undertenant also one house or Tenement in Castle Lane aforesaid aforesaid Fronting Dame Street aforesaid and one house or Tenement in Castle Lane aforesaid both Said last mentioned Two Houses or Tenements were in the possion of George (Lusk ?) (Fisk ?) Stationer or his undertenants all which said houses or Tenements are Situate lyeing and being in the County of the said City of Dublin with the appurtence .. redeemable on payment of Two thousand four hundred pounds and Interest as therein is mentioned and reciteing that the Said Robt. Lord Visct. Molesworth by his Deeds of Lease and Release indented beareing date respectively the Twenty Seventh and Twenty Eight Daye of October one thousand Seven hundred and Ninteen in consideration of one thousand pounds Ster. in the said Release aforementioned to be paid to him by the said Letitia Gay did grant release and Confirm unto the said Letitia Gay her Heirs and assignes forever all that and those the severall Houses Tenements In shamble street antiently Called and known by the name of St.Tullochs als St.Oliver and then commonly Called and known by the name of Molesworth Court then in the possion of Mr. Michael Cole or his undertenants Situate lyeing and being in the Parish of St.John in the City of Dublin and after all that houses or Tenements in St.Nickolas Street
page 321 Street within the walls of the City of Dublin then with possion of the Executors of Mr. Hartwell wherein Samuel Watson then Dwelt situate lyeing and being in the parish of St.Nicholas within the walls of the said City of Dublin all which said Houses or Tenements are situate lyeing and being in the County of the City of Dublin with the appurtenances redeemable on Payment of one thousand pounds and Interest as therein mentioned and reciteing that the said Robert Lord Viscount Molesworth by his Deed of Lease and Release indented bearing Date respectively the Tenth and Eleventh Days of February one thousand Seven hundred Twenty three in consideration of Two thousand pounds Sterling in the said Release mentioned to be paid to him by the said Ann Forster did grant release and Convey unto the said Ann Forster (interalia ) all that and those the Towns and Lands of ( Kellemetowne ) and that part of the Towns & Lands of Great Watersides & Littlewatersides belonging to the said Robert Lord Viscount Molesworth the said Lands Containing in the whole Two hundred acres or thereabouts / be the same (.....s) situate lyeing and being in the barony of Skreen & County of Meath all then in the possion of Edward Langan and alsoe all that the house or Tenement Situate lyeing and being in St.Thomas Street formerly Leased to John Spranger deceased and then in possion of William Barry of the City of Dublin Goldsmith and Likewise all those the houses Messuages or Tenements Situate and lyeing and being in the Lower (County) in the suburbs of the said City of Dublin with the back buildings and appurtenances thereunto – belonging then in the Tenancy or occupation of James ( Wilmot ) and alsoe all that house Messuage or Tenement situate lyeing and being on the North side of Cook Street in the suburb of the said City of Dublin then in the Tenure or occupation of Walter Bermingham with the appurtenances redeemable on Payment of Two Thousand pounds and Interest as therein is mentioned and reciting that the said Thomas Cooke and Arthur Newcomen being Empowered and enabled by the Last Will & Testament of the said Robert Lord Viscount Molesworth to sell the said Land Houses and premises (the) same were Exposed to Sale by Publick ( Cant ) and the said John Cooke being the Highest Bidder for all the Said premises having bidd for the same the sum of Six Thousand Five hundred Thirty one pounds three shillings Ster was declared the purchaser thereof and reciteing that there was Due to the said Severall Mortgagees on the said Lands and premisses (for) principall Interest and (Cost) to the Day of the Date of the said release the sum of Five thousand Five hundred & Eighty Eight pounds Two shillings and Two pence Ster that is to say / Two thousand five hundred and Eight pounds to the sd. John Cooke one thousand and Seventy Four pounds thirteen shillings and Nine pence to the sd. Letitia Gay and Two thousand and Five pounds & Eight shillings and Eight pence to the said Ann Forster and reciteing that it was agreed that the said John Cooke should pay off and Discharge the said two Severall Mortgages made to the said Letitia Gay and Ann Forster and be allowed the sum of Five Thousand Five hundred Eighty Eight pounds Two shillings and five pence then Due thereon and on the said Mortgage made to the said John Cooke in Discharge of (......) (much) of the sd. purchase Money of Six thousand Five hundred thirty one pounds three shillings Soe agreed to be paid to the said (..............................) by which said Deed of release whereof this (..) Memorial the said Thomas Cook and Arthur Newcomen in consideration of the said Sum of Five thousand Five hundred Eighty Eight pounds Two shillings and Five pence (owe) on the said Mortgages which the said John Cooke was to pay off and be allowed as aforesaid and of the further sum of Nine hundred Forty Three pounds and Seven pence which Compleats the said purchase money therein mentioned to be paid to them by the said John Cooke in Execution of the Power vested in them by the said Will (by) and with the Consent of the sd. Letitia Gay and Ann Forster did bargain sell ( alein )( remise )release and Confirm unto the sd. John Cooke all and Singular the before mentioned Lands Houses Tenements & premises with their appurtences and all their right & Title theretoTo have and to hold under the said John Cooke his Heirs and assignes forever Subject nevertheless to the said Mortgagee made to the sd Letitia Gay and Ann Forster and Charged with the severall sums of one thousand Seventy Four pounds thirteen shillings and nine pence and Two thousand and Five pounds Eight shillings and Eight pence (Ste ?) due thereon respectively as aforesaid Thomas Cooke and Arthur Newcomen for the Consideraions aforesaid and in (furthur ?) pursuance of the said (power ?) Did the said Deed of release bargain Sell assigne (remise ?) and release unto the said John Cooke all that piece or Strip of ground on the west side of Fishamble Street Dublin Containing in Length from North to South Sixty Foot and in breadth from East to West Six Foot at one End and Seven foot at the other and alsoe a Piece of ground known by the name of ( Suttevants ?) Tower and the City Wall between the Tower and the place where Dames Gate formerly stood the said Tower containing in breadth from North to South adjoining to the City Wall Twenty Four Foot and the City Wall contain- ingin length from said (Suttevants ?) Tower in the north to the south End thereof one hundred and Eleven foot and a half and in breadth at the South End thereof from East to West Five Foot all which sd Last mentioned premises were granted ( insiate ) to the said Robert Lord Visct Molesworth his heirs and assignes by the said Mayor Sherriff’s Comons and Citizens of the City of Dublin by Lease therein p.322 Recited for and Dureing the Lives and Life of John Molesworth afterwards Lord Visct. Molesworth Lately (Dec’d)& Richard Molesworth and William Molesworth sons of the said Robert Molesworth and the Survivors and Survivor of them at the yearly rent of one pound Seventeen Shillings & Eight pence with Covenants for renewing the same forever without Fee or Fine which piece of ground in Fishamble Street is now made a (Flaggd) pavement in the street to the front of the said Holding called Molesworth Court and is become and allways was and is intended to goe along with the said Molesworth Court as an appendant annexed thereuntoTo have and to hold unto the said John Cooke his heirs & assigns for and Dureing the naturall Lives and Life of the said Richard and William Molesworth and the Survivor of them and of such other persons as shall forever thereafter be added thereto at and under therein and Covenants of the said Lease and the said Thomas Cook and Arthur Newcomen for the Consideratione aforesaid Did by the said Deed Release bargain Sell assigne and set over unto the Said John Cooke one other house in St.Thomas Street aforesaid wherein Henry Spranger formerly Dwelt adjoynining to the House herein before mentioned to be leased to the said John Spranger and to be then in the possion of sd. William Barry which said mentioned house in Thomas Street the said Robert Lord Viscount Molesworth became Intitled to as Exr. of the Last Will and Testament of John Bysse Esq. Deced. and which was Set in Lease for a Long Term of years to the said John Bysse his Exr. Adms. and assignee at and under the yearly rent of Fifteen Shillings of which Term remain one hundred and Twelve years or thereabouts unexpired.To have and To hold unto the said John Cooke his Exrs. Adms. and assignee ( Durungall ) the remainder of the said Term then to come Subject to the said yearly rent of Fifteen Shillings and to be paid thereout by the said John Cooke his Exrs. Adms. and assignee to the Lord Mayor Sheriff’s Comons & Citizens of the City of Dublin During the remainder of the said Term then unexpired which said Deed of Lease and Release whereof this is a Memoriall were perfected in manner following the said Deeds of Lease were perfected by the said Thomas Cook in preference of William Starkey of ( ...reckdenstowne in the County of Dublin Gent and Joseph Rose of the City of Dublin Clke to William Barry of the same City Scr. and of the said William Barry and by the said Arthur Newcomen in presence of the said William Starkey and Thos. Kitching of the City of Cheshire Servt. to the said Arthur Newcomen and the said Release was p’fected by the said Thomas Cook Letitia Gay and the Rt. Revd. Father in God Nicholas (Forster) Lord Bishop of Rapho in the name and on the behalf of the said Ann Forster by virtue of a Letter of Attorney from the said Ann Forster bearing Date at Montpelier (Dublin) the Eighteenth Day of January one thousand Seven hundred and Twenty Six according to the French Stile / and John Cooke in presence of the said William Starkey Joseph Rose and William Barry and the Said Arthur Newcomenin presence of the said William Starkey and Thos. Kitching and this Meml. was Signed and Sealed by the said John Cooke in presence of the said William Starkey and William Barry --John Cooke(Seal) – Signed and Sealed in presence of Wm Starkey --Will BarryScr.-The abovenamed William Starkey made oath that he Saw the abovenamed Thos Cooke and Arthur Newcomen Duly Execute the above mentioned Deeds of Lease and also saw the above mentioned Deed of Release duly Executed by all the Parties thereto in the manner aforesaid of which said Deeds the above writing is a Meml. and also Saw the sd. John Cooke Signe and Seal the sd. Memoriall and that this ( Deponent ) is a Subscribing Witness to the sd. Deeds Meml. & Delivered the same to Mr. Wm Barry Dep. Regr. on the 10th Day of May 1726 at or near Eleven A Clock in the Forenoon-Wm Starkey -( Jur ) 10th die May 1726 before me – Will Barry Dep. Regs. ......................... Queries are in brackets (it was a quick translation). Any correction welcome.Thankyou.
Robert Adair's mother was Elinor Cooke. His wife was Jane Forster, sis. of Bishop of Rapho, Donegal. His dau. Ann Adair m. (Wm ?) Molesworth. ............. Will of Robert Molesworth, Lord Baron of Phillipstown, King's County, Ireland and Viscount Molesworth of Swords, Dublin, Ireland. 30 April 1725.27 April 1730. To wife, Laetitia Coote (or Cooke ??) "A great part of his antient estate of inheritance in Ireland and his Lordship of Edlington in England" formerly settled on eld. son John Molesworth's marriage. Executor & trustee, eldest son, the above John Molesworth. His well beloved brother (in-law) Thomas Coote (Cooke ?), Arthur Newcomen of Dublin, councill-at-law, and Joseph Banks, Esq. Son, Richard Molesworth. Five younger sons : William Molesworth (m. Ann Adair, eld dau of Robert Adair ?) Edwd. Molesworth, Walter Molesworth, Coote (Cooke ? ) Molesworth Bysse Molesworth
"Lease of the Aulnage duty in Ireland from the King for 31 years taken in his son William's name."
Houses and lands in Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland.
Lands and tenements called : Mensens Fields als. St.Patrick's Well, lands by St. Stephen's Green
and a piece of ground on east side of Dawson's Street near the churchyard of St. Ann's Church, which testator purchased from Rt.Hon. James Tynte in the name of ROBERT ADAIR, Esq.,
and ground in St. Stephen's Green, Dublin.
Witnesses : Arthur Davys, Knocksedan, co. Dublin, Esq., John Raymond, junr., then student in Trinity College, Dublin, Alexr. Carroll, Dublin, gent.
Memorial witnessed by: James Goddard and Thomas Ashton, Dublin. ......................... The students may have entered Trinity College, Dublin, about the age of 14years. If "Robin Adair" was bc.1710 then he may also have been a student about this date.