This webpage has been created in order to bring together in one place a range of sources for the study of the family tree of a John Short who moved to Ireland in the 1600s.
These sources will, given time, include the following:
- Deeds and Wills found in the Registry of Deeds and the Genealogical Office in Dublin;
- The 1654-56 Civil Survey and 1656-58 Down Survey;
- Tipperary’s Families: being the Hearth Money Records for 1665-6-7 (by Thomas Laffan);
- Griffith’s Valuation 1848-64;
- Diocesan and Parish Records and
- Other Miscellaneous Records.
DEEDS AND WILLS
The following are in chronological order by years. They come mainly from the hand-written records of deeds (known as ‘memorials’) held in the Registry of Deeds in Henrietta Street, Dublin and Sir William Betham’s Abstracts of Wills held in the Dublin Genealogical Office. Where possible, links are provided to original documents available online.
1698 Deed Manuscript in National Library, Dublin (Ms. D.18.660) between Joseph Lloyd of Killavarday in County of Tipperary on the one part and Jonathan Short of Gurteene in the same county, Gentleman, of 48 acres Irish Plantation measure of profitable land in Gurteene, 31 acres and 8 perches of profitable land in Gurteene aforesaid, 83 acres of profitable land in Tenekelly, 30 acres of unprofitable land in Tenekelly, 41 acres of profitable land in Longforde and 260 acres of unprofitable land in Longforde in Barony of Eliogarty & Ikerrin. Lands at Gurteen, Longford and Tonekelly Co Tipperary for 125 years from 1698.
1702 Will Betham’s Abstracts I/61 p. 102 no. 243: Jonathan Short of Gurteen Sp: Bridget ? Children: Jonathon, Elizabeth Shortt Jeffrey Brother = James and his sons Jonathon and William; Brother = Michael and his son John; Son-in-law = David Jeffrey; Uncle = Michael Short and his dau Elizabeth; Brothers = Robert Pike and Luke Davys; Sarah the eldest daughter of Robert Pike.
1710 Deed 39 52 23932 Part A and Part B: Assignment dated 4th day of April 1710 from Honorable Wm. Worth of Dublin and son Edward Worth to James Short of Castleroan in the King’s Co. gent … part of townsland of Kilmacstullagh … 347 acres in Owny and Arra, Parish of Templescally and Killmacstullagh … fishing weyers (weirs?) in Shannon … castle, houses, edifices and buildings … for and during the natural lives of John Short eldest son and William Short second son of the said James Short and Jonathan Short third son … Lands from James Short to John Short …
1710 Deed 35 437 231249: 2nd/5/1710 James Short of Kilmacstolley to Robert Pyke of Park and Henry Fletcher of Dunkerrin re lands of Park, Killea Park, Grange, Gortbrack, Caherseraghbegg, the Curragh called Finane in Eliogarty & Ikerrin, Co. Tipperary.
1711 Deed 7 346 2644: 14th/15th/1/1711 James Short of Killmastolly and Jane May to Robert Pyke re Gurtnapissy in Curaheen, Upper Ormond. Witnesses Jonathan Short Gent and James Short Yeoman.
1713 Deed 66 242 46035 Part A and Part B: 13/03/1713 refers to lease dated 25/05/1797 (surely this should read 1697?!) to Michael Short by Ralph Wilson and David Wilson of houses and garden in Parish of St John Baptist in City of Limerick. to Michael Short, for and during natural lives of Elizabeth Short, one of said Michael’s daughters, Jonathan Short Jnr son of Jonathan Short of Gourtegery in Co. of Limerick gent. Michael Short leases the property to Elizabeth Griffiths
1716 Deed 38 30 23151 Part A and Part B: 25th/26th/9/1716 James Short of Kilmuckstollen and John Short son and heir to the said James Short then of Castlerone to Daniel Rogers lands of Garrybreedy, Knockadigeen, Ballyvanrahan and Ballygibbon (also Ballysinode) in Upper Ormond.
1717 Deed 69 139 47627: 21/10/1717 between Thomas Franck of Franckfort, King’s Co and John, William and Jonathan, three of the sons of James Short of Killmastulla, Tipperary – townsland of Castleroan, 317 acres Irish plantation measure lately held by James Short and others aforesaid and John and Jonathan make over two thirds to William Short.
1725 Deed 65 344 45836 Part A and Part B: 12th/13th/04/1725 Ann Short also Carmody widow of John Carmody of Garrynoe and James Short of Garrynoe Gent, son and heir of Michael Short late of city of Limerick, sadler, on the one part and Elizabeth Griffiths, widow, on the other part refers to 1697 deed re house and garden in Limerick during lives of Elizabeth Short, one of said Michael’s daughters and Jonathan Short Jnr son of Jonathan Short of Gortigarry in Co. Tipp.
1728 Deed 58 451 40134 Part A and Part B: 19/7/1728 between John Short and Thomas Short of Grange, Queens Co and James Short of Ballyvanron, Upper Ormond, Tipperary, Gent – lands of Garrybredy, Comonstown, Knockdiggin, Ballygibonates, Ballyvenod and Ballyvanron all in Upper Ormond that had been mortgaged to John Short, Esq. decd – Ballyvanron to James Shortt and heirs for ever, Garrybredy and Comonstown, Knockdiggin, Ballygibon and Ballysenod to James Short and heirs for 100 years. Witnesses included Jonathan Shortt of Killmastullagh. (Is this the first instance of the ‘Shortt’ spelling of the name?!)
1728 Deed 69 139 47628 Part A and Part B: 26th/27th/07/1728 between John Short of Grange and James Short of Ballyvanron, Upper Ormond on one part and William Short of Castle Rowan on the other – Ballyvanron to William Short and his heirs for ever, nevertheless to be held by James Short and Susanna his wife while they live – signed in the presence of James Short, Roscrea, Innkeeper, witnesses Jonathan and John Short of Killmastulla, aforesaid Gent (BUT no John of Kilmastulla mentioned before!!!). Signatures include Jononth (sic) Shortt Jnr(?).
1728 Deed 57 397 39040 Part A and Part B: 24/9/1728 John Short of Grange, Queen’s Co to John Pyke of Killea Co Tipperary lands of Park, Killea, Grange and Gortbrack in Ikerrin, also Lakesherraghbegg and carragh Finane in Ikerrin, also Garybreedy als Knuckdigeen, Ballygibbon als Ballysinode in Upper Ormond.
1729 Deed 116 207 80246 Part A and Part B: Deed dated 27/11/1729 but registered 8/12/1744, John Short of Grange to John Pyke lands of Park, Killea, Grange, Gortbrack, Lakeserraghbegg and Curragh Finane Co Tipp. John Pyke to John Short lands of Garrybreedy Knockdigeen Ballygibbon ors Ballysinode but rent (Edward Minchin) because not able to put John Pyke in actual possession of Knockdigeen and Garrybreedy. Witnesses include Ann Pyke widow, executor of the will of John Pyke 14/09/1744.
1730 Deed 64 473 44672 Part A and Part B: 30/8/1730 Jonathan Short of Cappanakedy, son of James Short, and John Short of Kilmastulla, brother of Jonathan Short, to Darby McKeogh lands of Cappanakedy, part of Kilmastulla (ref to 1710 Wm Worth deed).
1732 Deed 72 16 49489 Part A, Part B and Part C: 06/05/1732 John Short of Kilmastulla and Elizabeth Short (ors Edwards) his wife to Derby McKeogh late of Cappanakedy mansion, houses, outhouses, stables, orchards and lands of Killmastulla for 31 years (but Edward Worth can fish fowl and hunt there). Ref to mills and river. Ref also to Mrs Susanna Short widow of James Short and to marle and turf in Cappanakedy. Witnesses inc Jonathan Short.
1736 Deed 87 44 60506: 22/1/1736 Benjamin Frend to William Short of Castleroan Kings Co re lands of Ballynamore, Longford for lives of John Short (1st son) James Short (2nd son) and Ellinor Short (eldest daughter).
1737 Deed 87 235 61428: 21/6/1737 John Short of Castle Roan to Derby McKeogh of Kilmastulla re Moneen, Marrahill and Gurteenevie, being parts of Kilmastulla.
1737 Deed 94 420 67126: 29/4/1737 Benjamin Frend to James Mason re Gortnahumah(?) and Loughnakillah(?) during lives of John Shortt, eldest son of William Short of Castleroan, and of John Mason and Phebe Mason of Rathdowney.
1742 Deed 106 573 76279 Part A and Part B: 23th/24th/03/1742 William Short of Castleroan, eldest son and heir of James Short, decd. late of Castleroan to Mary Jesse and Margaret Jesse, daughters of late David Jesse and William Jesse, brother of Mary and Margaret, lands of Farrenrore Co Tipp, also Gortbally.
1750 Deed 149 83 98944: 20/10/1750 John Short and James Short both of Kilmastulla, Tipp on one part and Jonathan Short son unto above John on the other – lands in Kilmastulla (Gortenavea and Mooneine) – in presence of Jonathan Short Snr of Cappekedy, Tipp and of James Short son of William Short, Castleroan and of Robert Pyke of Park, Tipp and of John Short of Gurteen, Tipp. Ref to 3/11/1710 deed Wm Worth to James Short late of Castleroan deceased. Witnesses Jonathan Short Snr of Cappenkedy, James Short son of William Short of Castleroan, Robert Pyke of Park. Mention also of John Short of Gurteen.
1750 Deed 144 336 97740 Part A and Part B: 19/12/1750 John Short, James Short son and heir of said John and Jonathan Short the younger also son of said John all of Boher part of Killmastulla on the one part and William Short of Castleroan on the other re Hon Wm Worth 1710 Deed (see above). Said James Short by deed 19th February 1720 (excluding Cappenkedy) to his said son John Short and Cappenkedy to said son Jonathan., said John, James and Jonathan to William all except Cappenkedy. Witnesses inc Robt Pike of Park and James Short of Castleroan son of William Short.
1752 Deed 223 239 148057 Part A and Part B: 10/02/1752 John Short of Killmastulla and James Short, eldest son and heir of said John on first part, Thos Smythies elder and Jane Smythies his daughter of Curraghbehy on second and John Short of Pallis (looks more like Pattis but is surely Pallis?) in said county and Thos Smythies younger on third – re marriage between James and Jane Smythies – John and James transfer to John of Pallis part of Kilmastulla. Ref to Grice Mill and Tuck Mill.
1757 Deed 184 453 123779: 28/02/1757 Jonathan Shortt second son of John Shortt of Killmastulla on one part to William Short of Castleroane (but further down has two t’s in surname) on the other – part of lands of Kilmastulla (Gorteenevea and Mooneine). Ref to 1710 Deed Wm Worth to James Short, grandfather of said Jonathan) – 81 acres.
1762 Deed 218 467 144376 Part A and Part B: 16th/08/1762 John Short of Wingfield, Co. Tipp and Jonathan Short son and heir apparent of said John on one part to Thomas Spunner of Milltown, Kings Co – lands of Gurtagarry otherways Curraheen and Dromeene otherways Dromeen.
1767 Will Betham’s Abstracts I/64 p.21 no. 46 John Shortt of Wingfield, Co. Tipp. Gent. 18/5/1767 – 22/12/1768 Wife Frances. Sons Jonathan (1), Thomas (2), John (3). Dau. Frances. Youngest son Charles. Grandsons – Oliver and John Grace sons of son-in-law Robert Grace. Dau(?) Mary Sheppard ….(?) Shortt. Mrs. Eliz Grace mother of said son-in-law. Dau. Sarah Grace wife of said son-in-law.
1768 Deed 307 93 203131: 06/06/1768 Jonathan Short, merchant of Nenagh, to Malachy Glisson and Mark Glisson of Gurteenyvie in Co. Tipp. re part of Kilmastulla known as Gurteenyvie and also Keaglass.
1770 Deed 277 536 179684 Part A and Part B: 16/02/1770 Frank Bernard of Carlow and Frances Short, widow and sole executrix of John Short deceased. Lloyd and Smith reciting that Jonathan Short and John Short mortgaged lands of Gurteen, Tenekelly, Longford. Also Gurtegarry, Carragheen and Drumeene to Thos Bernard.
1770 Deed 280 481 182325 Part A and Part B: 26/5/1770 Timothy Bagnel the Younger of Rahue Westmeath eldest son of Timothy Bagnel the Elder and John Shortt of Pallas and Mary Shortt eldest dau of said John – marriage shortly between Mary and Timothy the younger. Witnesses inc Revd James North of Summerville Co Tipp.
1770 Deeds relating to Gurteen 271 272 179702 Part A and Part B, 271 273 179703 Part A, Part B and Part C, 271 275 179704 Part A and Part B, 271 275 179705 Part A and Part B, also transcriptions of 179703, 179704 and 179705. Abstracts of all four deeds follow immediately below.
1770 Deed 271 273 179703 Part A, Part B and Part C: 8/2/1770 between John Smith of the City of Dublin Gent (1st) the Honble & Revd Paul Stratford third Son of the Right honble John Lord Baron of Baltinglass (2nd) and Wm Lloyd of the City of Dublin Esqr Doctor of Physick (3rd) … refers to 18/4/1698 lease by Joseph Lloyd to Jonathan Short then of Gurteen Gent lands of Gurteen, Tenekelly and Longford … John Short late of Wingfield Decd in & before January 1766 became entitled to … and by deed 18/1/1766 made between him the admr of the property of Jonathan Short of Gurteen decd with his will annexed unadministered by Rebecca Short Widow and Jonathan Short Son and heir apparent of the said John Short of the one part & Thomas Bernard of the other part … lands of Gurteen Tenekelly and Longford. Witnesses include Henry Palmer.
1770 Deed 271 275 179704 Part A and Part B: 17/2/1770 between Franks Bernard (1st) Frances Short of Wingfield Widow and Sole exor named in the Last will and Testament of John Short late of Wingfield (2nd) Wm Lloyd of Dublin Doctor of Physick (3rd) and John Smyth of Dublin Gent (4th)… recites that by 8/1/1766 deed between John Short of Wingfield amr of property of Jonathan Short of Gurteen Gent decd with his will annexed unadminstered by Rebecca Short widow and Jonathan Short Son and heir apparent of the said John Short of the one part and Thomas Bernard of the other part reciting that by 18/4/1798 lease by Joseph Lloyd to Jonathan Short then of Gurteen father of the sd John Short the Lands of Gurteen Tenekelly and Longford and that said Lease and Leasehold Premes became Legally vested in said John & Jonathan Short parties thereto and that said John & Jonathan Short or one of them was or were also entitled to Fee Farm rent out of the Lands of Gurtegarry otherwise Gurtegarry Curragheen otherwise Currakeen & Drumeen otherwise Dromeen in sd County of Tippey by virtue of a 16/8/1762 lease made by said John & Jonathan Short to Thomas Spunner.
1770 Deed 271 275 179705 Part A and Part B: 3/2/1770 (registered 17/2/1770) between Frances Short of Wingfield Widow of John Short Gent decd Eldest Son and heir at Law of Jonathan Short the younger late of Gurteen Gent decd with his will annexed unadministered by Rebecca Short Widow and one of the Exors of the said Jonathan Short the younger which said Frances Short is also admr of the property of Jonathan Short the Elder late of Gurteen Gent decd with his Will annexed unadministered by James Short one of the Exors of said Jonathan Short the elder and also by the said Jonathan Short the younger who was admr of the property of the sd Jonathan Short the Elder (1st part) John Smyth of Dublin Gent (2nd) and Wm Lloyd Doctor of Physics (3rd). Reference to 18/4/1698 lease by Joseph Lloyd to Jonathan Short the Elder of Gurteen of 59 acres and 16 Perches of Profitable Lands and 48 Acres of unprofitable Lands in Gurteen, 31 Acres and 8 Perches more of Profitable Lands in Gurteen, 20 Acres of unprofitable Lands in the Same, 89 Acres of profitable Lands in Tenekelly and 30 acres of unprofitable Lands in Tenekelly, 49 Acres 3 roods and 24 Perches of Profitable Lands in Longford and 264 Acres of unprofitable Lands in Longford. Also reciting that the said John Shorts Interest in said Lands of Gurteen Longford and Tenekelly were advertised to be sold by Publick Auction and were Accordingly Sett up and Actually Sold by the said Frances Short to the said John Smyth for £1,900.
1772 Deed 371 483 250759: 14th/09/1772 Jonathan Short (of Nenagh?) and James Power re claims in Court of Chancery to lands of Killadangan and Lisduff in Tipperary and Gorteenyanka and others in Galway.
1776 Deed 309 602 207741: 2/4/1776 James and Jane Shortt (otherwise Smithes) of Kilmastulla and Susanna Smithes wife to Thomas Smithes of Carrigin. Ref to deed dated 01/03/1756 in which Thomas Smithes assigned to James and Jane Short interest in Currabehy, Fintane and Grange in Eliogarty. James and Jane Short assigned to Susanna Smithes interests in Curraghbehy, Fintane and Grange in Eliogarty.
1780 Deed 331 618 223776: 14/05/1780 John Short of Kilmastulla to Jonathan Short of the town of Tipperary, merchant, rent for lands in Kilmastulla.
1781 Will Betham’s Abstracts I/64 p.150 no. 371 William Shortt of Cashilrone, King’s Co. Gent. 26/2/1768 – 26/2/1781 Sons James. William. Daus Anne, Mary. Dau. Eliz Cox. Grandchildren John and Mary Cox. Dau. Grace Otway – son John – Mary(?) dau of same(?). Sister Eliz Drew. Granddaus. Mary Grace and Elizabeth Gilbert.
1781 Deed 344 187 230881 Part A and Part B: 17/4/1781 John Short of Pallas (1st), Frances Short daughter of said John (2nd), Percy Hunt (3rd), Wm Short of Ballinamona and James Short Jnr of Pallas (4th) re marriage of Frances Short to John Piercy Hunt – lands in Ballysinode. John Piercy Hunt of Ballysinode demise lands of Ballysinode to James Short and Wm Short. Witnesses inc Vere Hunt of Cappagh, Co Tipp.
1782 Deed 345 599 235348: 7/9/1782 John Shortt of Pallas (1st), William Shortt Jnr, eldest son of said John (2nd), Benjamin Bradshaw of Alleen (3rd), Elizabeth Bradshaw second daughter (4th) and William Shortt Snr of Ballynamona (5th) – marriage of William Jnr to Eliz Bradshaw re lands of Ballyvanran, Upper Ormond (possession of William Short).
1782 Deed 688 270 473020 Part A and Part B: December 1782 deed of marriage settlement between John White of Lisowen, Co Limerick, Catherine White otherwise Hunte his wife (1st part), Newport White his son and Harriott White otherwise Davis his wife (2nd part), Vere Hunt of Cappa and John Short of Pallas (3rd part), Newport White of Kilmoylan, Co Limerick and Benjamin White of Duinpoole in Co Clare (4th part) refer to agreement dated 25/03/1778 previous to marriage of Newport White with Harriott White otherwise Davis. Mention of Revd Richd Chadwick of Chadville, Co Tipp. Deed registered 21/02/1815.
1783 Deed 351 523 237756 Part A, Part B and Part C: 14/7/1783 Marriage settlement between Thomas Wilkinson, City of Dublin, plumber (1st), John Shortt Esq of Pallas (2nd), Elizabeth Shortt, youngest daughter of said John Shortt (3rd) and Thomas Maher, City of Dublin, apothecary, Peter Wilkinson, City of Dublin, merchant, William Shortt Snr of Ballanamona, Wm Short Jnr of ???(Pallas?) (4th) re marriage shortly between Thomas Wilkinson and Elizabeth Shortt. Mention of Timothy Bagnall of Rahue, Westmeath as witness.
1785 Deed 373 353 248679 Part A and Part B: 26/8/1785 John Shortt the elder of Pallice to John Shortt the younger – Glanagill (120 acres), Upper Pallice (94 acres), Lower Pallice (103 acres), Bananagh (81 acres), all in Upper Ormond. Witness: James Short of Newtown, Queen’s Co. and Cooper Crawford, shopkeeper.
1799 Deed 531 100 352146: 31/7/1799 Thomas and John Talbot and John Shortt of Pallas. Mentions John Shortt and Grace Shortt, two of the children of said John Shortt the Lessee and John Shortt the son of James Shortt the brother of said John Shortt the Lessee. (I have not been able to find the microfilm for this deed so it may be that some of its details are incorrect.)
1800 Deed 525 461 345145 Part A and Part B: 28/4/1800 Thomas Talbot and John Talbot of Cloughjordan, gents, (one part) and Robert Johnston of Emmill Castle (other part). George Percy late of Ballintemple on 28/5/1746 did demise and sell unto Richard Talbot of Garrane the lands of Garrane, 114 acres, now legally vested in said Thomas Talbot and John Talbot and 3i/8/1799 they did demise and set unto John Shortt of Pallas 88 acres and bog etc. late in the possession of Edward Talbot deceased. Robert Johnston hath agreed to advance to Thomas and John £300 stg and Thomas and John hath agreed to rent charge of £18 stg yearly. Yearly rent charge of £18 demised unto John Shortt. Endorsement: Received from John Shortt the within sum of £300 having agreed to give up the rent charge on Garrane for above conson. and to fufill the promise of my late uncle. May 12th 1803 Thomas Stoney (Witness Minchin Lewis). (This endorsement added in 1803 does not appear on the deed in the Registry of Deeds. I copied it from the copy of the original deed. Is this John Shortt the nephew of John of Pallas resident in Newtown, Mountrath by this time?)
1802 Deed 548 335 365466: 21/1/1802 Vere Dawson Hunt of Cappagh, Tipp (1st) and James Short of Newtown, Queen’s Co. and Frances Hunt also Short his dau (2nd), Henry Palmer and William Short of Ballymackey (3rd) and Rev John Hunt and John Short of Pallas (4th) – lands in Cappagh. Witnesses inc Henry Short of Ballymona, Tipp.
1802 Deed 544 184 362813: 6/6/1802 William Short of Ballinamona and Grace Short (dau of dau of said William) re marriage to Thos Cranford (Crauford/Crawford?) of Cranagh otherwise Ballylaghy in Ikerrin. Witnesses: John Short and Henry Short both of Ballynamona.
1805 Deed 571 122 383971 Part A, Part B and Part C: 13/04/1805 John Short of Lesheen, Tipp – marriage to Jane Fowles, daughter and only child of ??? and Susanna Fowles of Limerick – lands in Lesheen, Summerhill, Liskeard and Kilkeary.
1811 Deed 636 265 437307 Part A and Part B: 21/6/1811 James Short of Newtown, Queen’s Co. and Eliza Short (otherwise Hunt) daughter of late Vere Hunt decd, his wife on one part and Vere Dawson Hunt of Cappagh, Tipp on other part. Refers to marriage between Vere Hunt late of Cappagh decd and Eliza Dawson, niece of Moses Dawson of Greenfield Co Tipp. decd. Refers to deed dated 18th/19th November 1773 between Henry Hunt, father of Vere Hunt (1st Part), Moses Dawson and Eliza Dawson, his niece (2nd part) and John (Jonathan?) Short and William Short (3rd part) and ??? White and ??? White (4th part) re lands in Drommad, Farleedig and Gurtnechane in Co Tipp to William and John (Jonathan?) and heirs and use to Vere Hunt for his life. Witnesses inc James Short Jnr of Newtown.
1811 Deed 695 395 477300 Part A and Part B: 21/6/1811 Marriage settlement made between James Short of Newtown, Elizabeth Short otherwise Hunt his wife (one part) and Vere Dawsion Hunt of Cappa, William Short of Clermont and Revd John Hunt of High Park (other part). Mention of Fitzmaurice Hunt. Witnesses inc James Short Jnr of Newtown and Revd John Short (should read Hunt, I think).
1811 Deed 638 318 442009 Part A and Part B: 21/12/1811 William Short of Clermont Co Tipp and John Short his only son (1st Part), Richard Steele of Kyle Queens Co and Anna Steele daughter (2nd) and John Hawksworth of Forest Lodge – re intended marriage of John and Anna – re Ballyvandron of which Wm Shortt is seized, Cloghane, Latera, also Grange Co Tipp. and Ballyfinlohan in Co Limerick. Witnesses inc John Short Jnr.
1812 Deed 663 107 454943 Part A and Part B: 31/12/1812 Joseph Antisell of Arbour Hill, Tipp (1st), Anna Maria (eldest dau) (2nd), Jonathan Shortt of Dublin gent and attorney in law (3rd), James Sheppard of Knochshegowna, Capt in Tipp Reg of Militia and John Shortt, Surgeon in 47th Reg of Infantry (4th) – re deed of settlement 9/4/1790 between Christopher Antisell, Sharaduff, Tipp and Joseph Antisell (3rd son) (1st part) and Elizabeth Gilbert (2nd part) on marriage of Joseph and Elizabeth re land and bog leased 24/3/1719 by Howard Egan of Annameadle and Terence Egan to Thomas Antisell – Derrinarafey(?) (Derrinavassy?), Lower Ormond. Marriage shortly between Jonathan Shortt and Anna Maria Antissel.
1813 Deed 669 121 460912 Part A and Part B: 23/12/1813 Most Noble Richard Marqs Wellesley (1st), Whites (inc John Dawson White of Lisowen), Tipp (2nd) and William Shortt of Clermont, Tipp, eldest son and heir at law of John Shortt formerly of Pallas, Tipp (3rd), other Whites inc Catherine White otherwise Hunt, wife) (4th) … Lady Caroline Damer of London – re lands in Killanura and elsewhere. Also Longford, Monagarref Co Tipp.
1814 Deed 676 99 465845 Part A and Part B: 1814 Most Noble Richard Marqs Wellesley (1st), Whites (inc John Dawson White of Lisowen), Tipp (2nd) and William Shortt of Clermont, Tipp. other Whites inc Catherine White otherwise Hunt, widow of John White of Kilmaylan, Co Limerick.
1814 Deed 697 25 478161 Part A and Part B: 21/3/1814 Most Noble Richard Marqs Wellesley (1st), Whites (inc John Dawson White of Lisowen), Tipp (2nd) and William Shortt of Clermont, Tipp., eldest son and heir at law of John Short formerly of Pallas.
1814 Deed 693 95 475840 Part A and Part B: 15/11/1814 Thomas Dodd of Mountrath (1st part) James Short of Newtown and Joseph Calcutt of Coldblow (?) (2nd part), Harriet Hunt Spinster (3rd part), Vere Dawson Hunt of Cappagh and Revd Val Griffiths of Mountrath (4th part). Marriage of Thomas Dodd and Harriet Hunt. Mention also of Jno (Jonathan?) Short of Newtown.
1816 Deed 709 516 485851 Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D: 31/10/1816 William Sargent of Clonmel (1st part), William Short of Claremount and Mary Short (dau) (2nd part)and John Shortt of Pallas and Henry Sargent (3rd part) re marriage of Mary to William Sargent of Millview Clonmel re Drumcalk, Upper Ormond.
1817 Deed 714 363 488699 Part A and Part B: 1817 Vere Dawson Hunt of Cappagh (1st part), Henry Davis Hunt of Limerick (2nd part), Fitzmaurice Hunt of High Park (3rd part). Said Vere, Henry and Fitzmaurice, the three only sons of Vere Hunt formerly of Cappagh decd., and William Short of Clermount are the trustees in the marriage settlement of Vere Dawson Hunt dated 21/1/1802. Mention of Ballysinode.
1819 Deed 757 101 514236 Part A, Part B and Part C: 18/5/1819 John Shortt of Pallas, eldest son and heir at law of John Shortt late of Pallas deceased (1st part), John Roe of Beckfield, Queen’s Co. surviving trustee and Exor. of Edward Fitzgerald late of Coolmore, Queen’s Co. (?), deceased (2nd part), Mary Anne Fitzgerald, spinster and only surviving daughter of Edward Fitzgerald (3rd part), James Shortt of Newtown, Queen’s Co. and John Roe, Jnr. of Dublin, gent (4th part) … re forthcoming marriage … re lands etc. of Garrane late in possession of Edward Talbot decd and indenture of lease 1/8/1799 Thomas Talbot and John Talbot did demise and release unto John Shortt and his heirs 88 acres and bog, turbary waters, etc. unto John Shortt for and during the natural lives of John Shortt and Grace Shortt, two of the children or said John Shortt the lessee and John Shortt, son of James Shortt the brother of John Shortt the lessee … John Shortt the lessee has lately died intestate. Edward Fitzgerald’s will dated 3/6/1803 to his father-in-law Thomas Roe of Gortnalee and also John Roe, sum of £3000 for his two daughters Elizabeth and Mary Anne and they die unmarried then to son Robert Fitzgerald, his only son and heir at law. Thomas Roe in exec of will laid out at interest to Peter Henry Shortt £1500 and £600. Bill filed in High Court of Chancery for foreclosure of both mortgages. Conditional decree for sale of several properties so mortgaged. Thomas Roe died 6/7/1806. Elizabeth Fitzgerald died 20/0ct(?)/1809 unmarried so Mary Anne entitled to £3000 and interest of £1600. Robert Fitzgerald attained his age of 21 years in 1816 (after arbitration) should pay £1600 to James Shortt and John Roe Jnr – and the lands of Garrane(?) to James Shortt and John Roe until the marriage. £1000 by John Shortt to James Shortt and John Roe in trust.
1820 Deed 751 556 511091 Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D: 14/4/1820 Thomas Ball, one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery of Ireland (1st part), John Roe of Beckfield Queens Co (2nd part), Robert Fitzgerald, Middlemount, Queen’s Co., John Shortt of Pallice and Mary Anne Shortt otherwise Fitzgerald, his wife (3rd part), Peter Henry Shortt of Centry Hill (4th part), James Kettlewell of Clonmel (5th part), Mary Shortt of Centry Hill, spinster (6th part), William Roe of Lismore, Queen’s Co (7th part), George Roe of Gurtnagoona, Co. Tipp (8th part), re 1781 lease of Coolbally by Lord Glenawly(?) to Thos Short of Coolbally. Mention of lives of John William Shortt then 14, Peter Henry Shortt then 12, Mary Shortt then 10, sons and daughter of Thos Shortt. Thos Shortt 1790 will to Peter Henry Shortt. Mortgages by Peter Henry Shortt to Thomas Roe since deceased assigned partly to John Roe and partly in trust for children of Edward Fitzgerald deceased. Decree of Court of Chancery 29/7/1819 where John Roe, Robert Fitzgerald, John Shortt and Mary Anne Shortt were plaintiffs and Peter Henry Shortt and Jane his wife and Thomas Henry Shortt, Peter William Shortt and Jane Shortt infants of Peter Henry Shortt by Jane Shortt his wife and James Kettlewell and Mary Shortt spinster were defendants. Decree that Coolbally be sold to higest bidder and £2737 with interest and costs be paid to plaintiffs. William Roe was the highest bidder.
1822 Deed 773 107 523842 Part A and Part B: 5/5/1822 between John Shortt of Lisheen (1st part), Jane Shortt otherwise Fowles, his wife (2nd part), Revd John Travers of Arran, Co. Tipp. (3rd part) and Revd Ralph Stoney of Terryglass (4th part), reciting that John Shortt was seized and possessed of the lands of Kilkeary in Upper Ormond, Lisheen and Gurtnahuller in Lower Ormond and is also entitled to lands of Summerhill all to be rented by John Travers.
1825 Deed 804 456 542791 Part A and Part B: 7/7/1825 Anthony Richard Blake Chief Remembrancer of Court of Exchequer (1ts part), John Wilkinson then of Brigfield Co Cavan (2nd part), John Mitchell of City of Dublin, assignee of estates of said John Wilkinson, an insolvent debtor (3rd part), Henry Shortt of Ballinamona and John Shortt of Lisheen, Co Tipp, executors of the will of the late Richard Shortt (4th part), and Jonathan David Clarke of Dublin, barrister (5th part). Refers to deed dated 5/2/1818 by John Wilkinson to Richard Shortt and will of Richard Shortt deceased making his brothers Henry Shortt and John Shortt his executors, will proved 23/2/1819. Lands of Teerhagar called Woodfield in Parish of Lea in Barony of Portnahinch, Queen’s Co.
1839 Deed 1840 21 39 Part A and Part B: 9/10/1839 William Thomas Shortt of Summerhill to Michael Treacy, Martin Murray and David Treacy of Lower Longford re lease of Summerhill. Witnesses inc David(?) Shortt of Summerhill.
1840 Deed 1841 10 140 Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D: 16/12/1840 Francis Kittson of Ennistimon, Inspector of Police and Mary Kittson otherwise Shortt, his wife (1st part), John Shortt of Pallas and Michael Harty of Nenagh (2nd part), said John Shortt and Richard Calcutt of Ennistimon (3rd part). Refers to 8/11/1838 deed made previous to marriage of Francis and Mary between Francis (1st part), Mary (2nd part) and John Shortt and Michael Harty which refers to 21/12/1811 deed (see details above) between William Shortt of Clermount and John Shortt his then only son, Richard Steele of Kyle and Anna Steele his wife, John Hawksworth all since deceased and Richard Steele of Knockfinn, re Ballyyandron and Cloghane and trust in case of marriage of daughter or daughters of John Shortt and Anne Steel. These children were William Shortt, Elizabeth Shortt, Richard Shortt, William Shortt the Younger, Anne Shortt and Mary Kittson party to this deed. William, Elizabeth and William the Younger died under age. John Shortt the elder and Anne Shortt otherwise Steele his wife have since died. Michael Harty replaced by Richard Calcutt as Co-Trustee with John Shortt of Pallis.
1841 Deed 1841 9 180 Part A and Part B: 13/4/1841 Anne Steele Shortt of Ennistimon Co Clare, spinster (1st), Frances Kittson of Ennistimon, Inspector of Police and Mary Kittson otherwise Shortt his wife (2nd) John Shortt of Pallas and Richard Calcutt of Ennistimon (3rd) Richard Steele formerly of Knockfinn and now of Ballyedmond Queens Co (4th) Richard Steele Shortt of Ballyvandron Co Tipp (5th) Thomas Pierson Firman of Firmount, Co. Tipp. (6th) and Lt Col Brooke Firmen of Westfield House near Doncaster, England (6th) re Cloghane and Grange in Holy Cross, Kilnemanagh, Co Tipp re marriage settlement of John Shortt father of said Anne Shortt and Mary Kittson dated 21/12/1811. Mention also of Charles Francis Harden of Summerhill.
1841 Deed 1841 9 181 Part A and Part B: 13/4/1841 Lt Col Brooke Firman (1st), Thomas Pierson Firman (2nd), Wellesley Pole Fletcher and William Hamilton Roe of City of Dublin Solicitors (3rd), Richard Steele Shortt of Ballyvandron (4th) re deed in 1837 when Richard Steele Shortt granted to Brook Firman lands of Ballyvandron of which William Shortt was seized and possessed, also Cloghane and Grange whereby Richard Steele Shortt’s sisters Anne Shortt and Mary Shortt then minors would release lands on attaining full age. Anne Shortt, Francis Kitson, Mary Kitson, John Shortt and Richard Calcutt release all claim on Cloghane and Grange to Firman and on Ballyvandron to Richard Steele Shortt.
1842 Deed 1842 23 64 Part A, Part B and Part C: 12/8/1842 Marriage settlement between Vere Dawson Short of Larchhill Queens Co (1st) Thomas Roe of Coolfin Queens Co and Jane Roe daughter of said Thomas (2nd) and Peter Roe Jnr of Gratton town house and Thos Pennefather attorney (3rd). Ref to 1834 deed involving James Short father of said Vere Dawson Short and ref also to Peter Roe of Coolfin.
1843 Deed 1843 4 59: 1/2/1843 James Short Snr of Newtown to James Short Jnr of Newtown lands of Newtown Clonmore and Concaccuervaun(?). Mention of Charles Short, brother of said James Jnr and William Bagnall Jnr. son of William Bagnall of Raheen, Co. Westmeath. Witnesses inc James Bagnall of Lancestown(?), Co. Westmeath.
1843 Deed 1843 4 65 Part A and Part B: 1/2/1843 James Short Snr of Newtown, Queen’s Co. and James Short Jnr re Faranassey and Parknatell, Tipp (leased for life to William Shortt, son of William Shortt of Summerhill). Witnesses inc James Bagnall of Lancestown(?), Co. Westmeath.
1844 Deed 1844 11 127 Part A and Part B: 27/4/1844 William Thomas Shortt of Kilgeever Lodge Mayo and Newton Shortt of Ballinamona Co Tipp re 1736 deed whereby Benjamin Friend demised lands to William Shortt. Benjamin Friend interest now vested in John Derby of Leap Castle and William Shortt interest now vested in William Shortt, John Shortt, James Shortt, Francis Shortt, Newton Shortt and Henry Shortt re lands in Summerhill inc Holiwell Lodge. Also mentions John Shortt, William Shortt and Henry Shortt, the three sons of Newton Shortt.
1845 Deed 1845 1 281 Part A and Part B: 16/1/1845 Marriage settlement between Robert Drought of Parsonstown (1st), Eliza Drought, his wife (2nd), Alicia Drought his daughter (3rd), Anne Maria Shortt of Arbour Hill, Co. Tipp., widow (4th) and John Shortt of Aungier Street Dublin barrister. Also William Shortt of Rathmines, Dublin. Marriage between John Shortt and Alicia Drought.
1846 Deed 1846 9 263: 3/6/1846 William Thomas Shortt of Kilgeever Lodge Mayo (1st), Newton Shortt of Ballinamona (2nd) re Summerhill lands also dwelling house called Hollywell.
1847 Deed 1847 12 34 Part A, Part B and Part C: 22/7/1847 William Thomas Shortt of Kilgavran Lodge Mayo (1st), Frances Emily Shortt his wife (2nd), Newton Shortt of Ballinamona (3rd) re lease made 2/1/1736 between Benjamin Friend and William Shortt. Interest became vested in 1829 in William Shortt, John Shortt, James Shortt, Francis Shortt, Newton Shortt and Henry Shortt re Summerhill. John Shortt interest vested in William Thomas Shortt by virtue of will of said John Shortt dated 3/2/1826.
1848 Deed 1848 20 210 Part A and Part B: 16/11/1848 Newton Shortt of Ballinamona and Maria Shortt his eldest daughter (1st part), Charles Francis Harden of Summerhill (2nd), Richard Steele Shortt of Ballyvandron and John Shortt of Summerhill (3rd) re intended marriage between Harden and Maria Shortt. Witnessed by Edward Kittson, Surgeon, Nenagh.
1849 Deed 1849 8 120 Part A and Part B: 9/4/1849 Richard Steele Shortt of Ballyvandron and Jane Elizabeth Shortt (otherwise Steele) on first part and Francis Kittson of Killaloe Sub-Inspector of Constabulary on other part re lands of Ballyvandron that William Shortt, grandfather of Richard Steele Shortt, was formerly seized of.
1849 Deed 1849 22 135 Part A and Part B: 13/12/1849 John Shortt of Upper Fitzwilliam St Dublin application to Commissioner of Public Works for loan of £200 for improvement of lands of Shanvaghey and Bordwell Big otherwise Bordwell in Clarmallagh Queens Co. (This is probably a descendant of John Short of Grange as these lands were associated with him and his descendants. Would this ‘improvement’ be done as part of Famine relief measures?!)
1850 Deed 1850 4 257 Part A and Part B: 26/2/1850 John Shortt of Lower Mount St Dublin barrister (1st) Revd Robert James Wilson of Kilcooly Hills Co Kilkenny Baptist minister and Grace Wilson otherwise Shortt his wife (2nd) and John Tertius Purser of James Gate Dublin (3rd) re conveyance to Purser of lands of Arbour Hill, Sraduff and Clonmona in Lower Ormond.