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Richard Yielding, of Belview, Co.Limerick



Signature of "Richard Yeilding" of Rathkeale on [Deed of July 1757].
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Richard Yielding,
or Yeilding.
See Wikitree.
Spelling of surname varies. He signs "Richard Yeilding" on [Deed of July 1757]. Though his will and his wife's will appear to use "Yielding".
He was from Tralee, Co.Kerry.
He is one of the "lives" in [Deed of 1728].
He was admitted to King's Inns, Dublin, as an Exchequer Attorney, c.1734.
He is described as Richard Yielding of Dublin in [Deed of 1734] about his mother's inheritance.
He is Richard Yielding, of Dublin, attorney of the Exchequer Court, who is party to [Exchequer Bill of 1736] with brother James. This was a dispute over their father's property at Deelis.

He mar pre-1738 to Millicent ---- [or many other spellings, must be born c.1720].
They had children 1738 to 1763, so she must have been quite young at marriage.
Spelling: The transcripts of the baptisms of the children show many spellings of her name. They do not give maiden name. Image of son's bapt 1741 shows "Mellisent". She is "Mellisent" in [Deed of 1743]. "Mellicent" in [Deed of 1797]. "Melicent" in will.
The standard spelling of her daughter is "Millicent" so we go with that for the mother too.
She may have been Millicent Warner, daughter of Simon Warner, Vicar of Ardcanny, Co.Limerick.
Some sites have her as "Millicent Agnes Studdert" but that must be confusion with Richard who mar Studdert in 1766.

They lived Dublin for a time.
He must be "Richard Yeilding" who is listed at The Golden Anchor, Back Lane, Dublin, in [Dublin directory, 1738].
They are living Dublin at children's bapts 1740 and 1741.
Living at Arran Quay, Dublin, at Richard's bapt 1741.
Daughter baptised in Limerick city in 1742.
Listed as of Dublin in [Deed of 1743].

Settles in Co.Limerick, 1743:
Settled in area of Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
He is party to [Deed of 1743] where he leases from Agnes Southwell of Enniscouch, Co.Limerick, lands at Ardbohil, Rathkeale par (SW of Rathkeale) and Ballinlyny, Kilscannell par (W of Rathkeale), Co.Limerick. The "lives" of the deed are Richard Yielding and "Mellisent Yielding his wife" and their eldest son.
Children baptised at Rathkeale 1744 to 1763.
He settled eventually at Belview, Ballyphilip, some distance SE of Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
He is Richard Yeilding of Rathkeale, party to [Deed of 3 Mar 1753] about lands at Murher and Moyvane and Ahalahana, all in Murher par, between Listowel and Tarbert, N Co.Kerry.
He must be "Richard Yielding" involved with "Roland Bateman" in a 1753 case in the Irish House of Lords. This would be his 1st cousin Rowland Bateman. See item in Belfast Newsletter, March 13, 1753.

[LA P23] says that "Richard Yeilding" had a lease dated 15 Jan 1757 of land in or near Glensharrold, W Co.Limerick.
There are twin townlands: Glensharrold, Kilcolman par, and the neighbouring Glensharrold, Rathronan par. At least later, the family had property in both of them. These are NW of Ardagh, some distance W of Rathkeale. See old map.
[Deed, 1834] says this Richard had land at Glensharrold.

He is Richard Yeilding of Rathkeale, party to [Deed of July 1757] about same lands in Co.Kerry as in [Deed of 1753].
His will dated 9 Feb 1763. His wife Millicent is alive.
He is described as of "Rathkeale" either in his will 1763 or when it was proved 1771. This may mean Belview.
Described as of Belview in [Deeds of 1769].

Richard dies, 1770:
He is Richard Yielding of Ballyphilip (Belview) who died in Limerick in 1770.
See item in Freemans Journal, November 6, 1770.
The will of Richard Yielding of "Rathkeale" was proved 1771. This will was burnt in 1922.
Described as Richard Yielding, "late of Belview", deceased, in [Deeds of 1774] and [Deed of Feb 1796].

Millicent is party to lost Exchequer Bills of 1781.
She is one of the "lives" on [Deed of 1788].
In old age she lived at Rathkeale House. This is unidentified. Belview was eventually inherited by William's line.
She is "Mellicent Yielding of Rathkeale House" in [Deed of 1797].
Her will dated 4 Feb 1798. She is "Melicent Yielding of Rathkeale House". Still has property at Ardbohil and Ballinlyny.
Richard and Millicent had issue:


  1. Francis Yielding,
    eldest son, born 1738 [by age in death notice].
    Listed as one of the "lives" in [Deed of 1743]. Listed as "Simon Frances Yielding", eldest son.
    Mentioned in father's will 1763.
    Francis Yielding of Rathkeale witnesses his brother William's marriage settlement [Deed of 1772].
    Francis Yielding of Rathkeale is party to [Deeds of 1774].
    He is party to lost Exchequer Bills of 1781.
    He must be "Francis Yielding" who in 1782 is a Captain in the Rathkeale Volunteers regiment of the Irish militia.
    See listing in Munster Volunteer Registry, 1782, p.54.
    He is one of the "lives" on [Deed of 1788].
    "Francis Yielding" is living with mother at Rathkeale House in [Deed of 1797].
    He mar 28 July 1798, Rathkeale [him age 60] to Jane Odell [dau of William Fitzwilliam Odell].
    See photo. See transcript and transcript. NOT 23 July.
    Marriage settlement in [Deed of 27 July 1798]. He is Francis Yielding of Rathkeale. Jane's father is dead. Her brother is party to the deed.

    He died Mon 17 Apr 1820, Rathkeale, age 82 yrs.
    See notice in Limerick Chronicle, Wed 19 April 1820.
    Jane died 1832.
    She would be Jane Yielding, widow, Ballingarry, who died 14 Apr 1832 [Ballingarry CoI par records].


  2. Catherine Yielding,
    bapt 9 July 1740, St. Paul's (CoI), Dublin. See entry from here.
    Must have died young. There is another Catherine.


  3. Richard Yielding,
    bapt 3 January 1741, St. Paul's (CoI), Dublin.
    See entry from here.
    Because of Catherine's baptism, maybe this is Jan 1742 (new style).


  4. Millicent Agnes Yielding,
    bapt 18 Dec 1742, St.Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.
    See photo. Lists her as "Millisent Agnes Yielding" dau of "Richard Yielding" and "Millisent".
    See transcript. See other transcript. Image may come online here.
    Spelling: Burke's Peerage has standardised her for a long time as "Millicent" so we go with that spelling. But she is "Millisent" at her bapt, "Melicent" at mar, "Melisent" at dau's bapt.
    She is "Mellisent Agnes Yielding" in [Deed, Feb 1816].
    She is "Mellicent-Agnes" in [Debrett's Baronetage, 1815] and "Millicent-Agnes" in [Debrett's Baronetage, 1835].

    She mar 31 Oct 1762 to Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 1st Baronet [born 1740 or 1741] and had issue.
    They were 1st cousins.
    They mar at Rathkeale, Co.Limerick. See transcript.
    See notice in Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 9-13 Nov 1762. [NLI] microfilm.
    She would have known him only as "Rowland Blennerhassett" with no title, since he was created Baronet 1809, apparently after she died.


  5. George Yielding,
    bapt 1 Apr 1744, Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yielding" and "Mellecint".
    See other transcript. (todo) Image may come online here.
    [Deed, Apr 1834] says he is 3rd son.
    Mentioned in father's will 1763.
    Listed in [Deeds of 1774].
    He is party to lost Exchequer Bills of 1781.


  6. Ann Yielding,
    bapt 19 May 1745, Rathkeale.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yeilding" and "Melicent".
    See other transcript. (todo) Image may come online here.
    Mentioned in father's will 1763.
    She mar 22 Mar 1790 [her age 45] [Ballingarry CoI par records] to George Lane.
    She is Ann Lane (formerly Yielding) in [Deed of 1797].
    She is mentioned in her mother's will [Deed of 1798].


  7. John Yielding,
    bapt 21 Dec 1747, Rathkeale.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yielding" and "Melicent". See other transcript.
    He died 18 Dec 1762, age 14 yrs [Rathkeale CoI par records].


  8. Mary Yielding,
    bapt 11 Mar 1749, Rathkeale CoI church.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yielding" and "Melicent".
    Transcripts here and here say March 1748. But that is too close to John's birth. Maybe it is March 1748 (old style), March 1749 (new style).
    Mentioned in father's will 1763.
    She mar John Carey.
    Both mentioned in her mother's will [Deed of 1798].


  9. William Yielding.
    He is described as 4th son in [Deed of 1796].
    This must mean 4th son after John died, so William must be born 1750-51.


  10. Thomas Yielding,
    bapt 1 Apr 1752, Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yeilding" and "Mellecent". See other transcript.
    He is described as 5th son in [Deed of 1796].
    Mentioned in father's will 1763.
    He must be Thomas Yeilding of Dublin who witnessed [Deed, apparently 1789]. and died before it was registered in 1799.
    He died unmarried and without issue before 1796 [Deed of 1796]. Also [Deed, 1834].


  11. Elizabeth Yielding,
    bapt 2 Oct 1753, Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yielding" and "Melecent". See other transcript.
    She died young.

  12. Bowes Yielding,
    bapt 23 Apr 1755, Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yielding" and "Melicent". See other transcript.
    He is party to lost Exchequer Bills of 1781.
    "Bowes Yielding" of (think abbreviated version of Blennerville), Co.Kerry, witnessed [Deed, Mar 1804].

  13. Jocelyn Yielding,
    bapt 14 Apr 1756, Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yielding" and "Millecent". See other transcript.
    He died young.


  14. Belinda Yielding,
    bapt 15 Apr 1758, Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yielding" and "Mellicent". See other transcript.
    Mentioned in father's will 1763.
    She mar 29 Oct 1775, Rathkeale, to Whitwell Butler [born 1743] and had issue.
    See marriage transcript.


  15. Catherine Yielding,
    second Catherine,
    bapt 3 Sept 1763, Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.
    See baptism transcript. Lists parents as "Richard Yielding" and "Melicent". See other transcript.





Richard Yielding of Dublin in [Deed of 1734] with his widowed mother of Tralee.



Back Lane, Dublin, on Rocque's map of Dublin, 1757.
Our Richard is probably "Richard Yeilding" who is listed at The Golden Anchor, Back Lane, in 1738.
Tailors' Hall (built 1707) survives on Back Lane from that time.
See modern street view.



Locations of Arran Quay and St. Paul's (CoI) church, N King St, Dublin.
Catherine and Richard bapt at St.Paul's 1740 and 1741.
Parents living Arran Quay in 1741.
From 1797 map of Dublin.
Old St. Paul's church was rebuilt in 1824. See modern street view.



Baptism of Richard Yielding's son in Dublin in 1741.
Shows Richard living at Arran Quay, Dublin.



Baptism of Millicent Agnes Yielding, St.Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, 18 Dec 1742.
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Richard Yielding and "Mellisent Yielding his wife" in [Deed of 1743].



Rowland Bateman and Richard Yielding in the 1753 case in the Irish House of Lords.
From Belfast Newsletter, March 13, 1753.



Death of Richard Yielding of Ballyphilip (Belview).
From Freemans Journal, November 6, 1770.


  

Richard Yielding's will, proved 1771

  

Reference to the will of Richard Yielding of Rathkeale, proved 1771.
From [Vicars' index of wills 1536-1810].
All of these wills were burnt in 1922.



Abstract from Richard Yielding's will, proved 1771.
From [Betham abstracts]. Records of the Prerogative Court of Armagh. Series 1, wills: v. 76 "Y" 1703-1799, p.61.


   
 

Lost Exchequer Bills, 1781

  

Two Exchequer Bills in May-June 1781 involving the widow Millicent Yielding.
Also involves her children Richard, George, William, Francis and Bowes Yielding, and her son-in-law Rowland Blennerhassett.
Think all Exchequer Bills were burnt in 1922.
From here (or via here) in [Crossle Genealogical Abstracts].


   
 

Will of Millicent (wife of Richard Yielding)

Will of "Melicent Yielding of Rathkeale House".
Will dated 4 Feb 1798. Registered 9 May 1798 (think not 11 May). [LR] Book 511 Page 548 Memorial 335265.
   
 

Opening of will.



Abstract of the will.
From p.127 of [Registry of Deeds wills, Vol.3].


   
 

Warner of Co.Cork

According to Wikitree here and here, Richard Yielding's wife may have been Millicent Warner, daughter of Simon Warner, Vicar of Ardcanny, Co.Limerick. No proof is given.

We start Warner with:



  

Simon Warner in [TCD Alumni, p.860].




The start of the STUDDERT entry in [Burkes Irish, 1976].



Ardcanny old church (in ruins) and newer Rectory.
Mellon townland, Ardcanny par, N Co.Limerick (near where the River Maigue meets the Shannon).
From 1829 to 1842 map.
The Rectory was apparently built 1791 [Lewis, 1837] so is after Warner's time.
To the N is Ardcanny church, built 1738, by now in ruins.
See modern satellite view.
See street view of ruined church.
See street view of Rectory entrance.



Vicars of Ardcanny, Co.Limerick.
From p.421 of [Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae, Munster].
"V.B." is the source, the Visitation Books of the Diocese.


  

Possible transcription error - 1809 marriage

  

rootsireland.ie has this mysterious transcript of a marriage of Melicent Yeilding with Rowland Hasset, 30 Sept 1809, in Rathkeale CoI par records.

  

  

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