I have found some old documents that help me understand a little more about what life was like for my family in Ireland.
Nevill to Wyly
To the Register appointed for Registering Deeds 128121 A Memorial of Deed for Lease and Release bearing date respectively the seventeenth and eighteenth day of December one thousand seven hundred fifty five made between John Nevill of Mountmellick in the Queens County, Weaver of the one part and William Wyly of Gilltown in the County of Kildare farmer of the other part.
John Bagot of the Kings County Gentleman did by indenture of lease bearing date the second day of June one thousand seven hundred and forty three for the consideration therein mentioned _ to farm let unto the said William Nevill _ tenaments and crofts near the town of Mountmellick to hold for and during the natural life and lives of Henry Nevill, William Nevill and Joseph Nevill sons of said William Nevill and the survivor and survivors of theirs at the yearly rent of six pounds fifteen shillings a year.
Said deed of release mentioned which said deed of ___ gave this Memorial are Witnessed by Thomas Pim of Tully lying in the county of Kildare Gentleman and Robert Pim of the same town and county farmer.
I learned last summer that my Nevill/Neville family from Mountmellick were Irish Quakers. I am still working on this amazing family. Finding documents with witnesses and signatures are all pieces of their life. One deed mentions that William Nevill was a clothier and that deed also names three of William’s sons: Henry, William and Joseph. There was also a son from William’s first marriage.
I am still working to transcribe these documents. But what a great project! A deed from 1755!