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Henry Baldwin of Mossgrove

Henry was heir to his father Herbert and his uncle Walter and inherited Curryvordy and Garrancoonig.  His eldest son inherited these estates from him.  The younger son, William, was born at Mossgrove in 1701, went to Trinity, became a lawyer and was admitted to the Middle Temple on 3rd May, 1723.  He was the ancestor of the Baldwins of Lissarda and Brookfield.  Henry of Mossgrove purchased some estates in 1703:-

 Conveyed to Henry Baldwin of Garrancoonigg, gent, on 18th June, 1703 for the consideration of stg 767, the town and lands of Knockhourane (320 acres), Gortahurriff and Ballyna (155 acres), Fereareane (245 acres).  At an annual rent of stg 13.5.8 ¾.  In the Barony of Muskerry, Co Cork, being the estate of the late Earl of Clancarty. Inrolled 30th June 1703.

 Henry’s stepson, John Travers of Bandon, made his will on 6th November, 1726 and in it mentioned his eldest son Robert, younger sons Walter Boyle, John William, Francis and Peter and His daughter Anne.  He also referred to his brother Philip Hawes Cross, ‘my dear mother Baldwin’, ‘my father Henry Baldwin, and my brothers Henry Baldwin junior and William Baldwin’.  The will was proved in the Prerogative Court on February 9, 1727-8.

About 1728 Henry Baldwin’s third daughter became the wife of Thomas Poole, eldest son and heir to  his father, Thomas Poole of Knockanemeele.

In 1743 Henry made his will

An abstract of the Cork will of Henry Baldwin of Garraneaghovy, alias, Mossgrove, in the parish of Templemartin, County Cork, gent dated November 1, 1743

 To my grandson Henry Baldwin (son to Councillor William Baldwin deceased) the lands of East Carbery, Co Cork and the lands lately in the possession of John Robartes which I purchased from Mr Nathaniel Ware, with remainder to my son Henry Baldwin, with remainder to my nephews James Baldwin, Herbert Baldwin and Ruth Baldwin.

To my nephew Herbert Baldwine my interest in the lands of Knockass.

To my grandson William Baldwine, son to my son Henry, my interest in the woods of Garrancoonige

To my grandson Henry Alcock stg 10.

To my granddaughter Joanna Poole stg 10.

To my wife all my household goods, and I appoint her to be my executrix.

Witnesses:  Mask. Alcock:  Robert Travers:  Walter Travers.

Sworn by Joanna Baldwin, widow of the testator on 8th April 1750