Who is your ancestor associating with? How about Thomas & Robert Pim of Tully.

Henry Nevill

Memorial No. 128121 Nevill to Wyly

Thomas Pim

Witnessed by Thomas Pim of Tully lying in the County of Kildare Gentleman and Robert Pim of the same town and county farmer.

I have  found some old documents that help me understand a little more about what life was like for my family in Ireland.

No. 128121

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!

McCool twigs on my family tree – ancestors of Hiram Hendrix/Hendricks

Hiram A. Hendrix my GG Grandfather

Hiram A. Hendrix my GG Grandfather

Hiram Anthony Hendrix my Great-Great Grandfather was born in 1846 in Springfield, Sangamon County IL. Hiram died in 1910 in Lexington, Dawson County Nebraska.

I have been working today getting ready for the Kansas City Irish Fest.  One of Hiram’s ancestors (and mine too) was John McCool who was born, 1675 in Toberhead, County Antrim, Ireland. John McCool is my 8th Great Grandfather.

Several years ago I was preparing for a genealogy talk and I remembered my genealogy instructor saying that you need to know the religion of your Irish ancestor to do successful research!  How do you figure out what religion your 8th Great Grandfather was?  Well, I ‘Googled’ him and up popped twenty pages of documentation telling the whole story about John McCool(McCoole) getting in trouble with the Church of Ireland because he wouldn’t pay the tithe to the Church.

John McCool b. 1675 and Oliva had seven children

John Adams McCool born 1709 married Anna Wright

John Adams McCool jr. born 1740 married Deborah Jay

Grace McCool born 1770 married Henry Mercer Babb

Harriet Babb born 1801 married Hiram Neville

Mary Elizabeth Neville born 1825 married Samuel Hendrix (Hendricks)

Hiram Anthony Hendrix born 1846 married Nancy Blue

Sadie Bell Hendrix born 1884 married Thomas Edgar Morgan – (I remember this great-Grandma)

Lucille Adeline Morgan born 1908 married William Thomas Saulsbury

Frances VerJean Saulsbury – my mother – living


There are so many cousins out there – I would love to meet some!

I forgot to mention – these are mother’s Neville “twigs” – and not my father’s Neville “twigs”.