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The Will of Peter Forstall of Carrickcloney

The Will of Peter Forstall of Carrickcloney Transcription and notes by Michael Forrestal Keller, April, 2024. Peter or Pierce Forstall, Gent, of Carrickcloney Castle, was the son and heir of Edmond Forstall of Mullennahone Castle (d. 1677) and Elizabeth Butler of Danganspidoge Castle. The full transcription of Peter’s Will, as presented below, appears to have [...]

May 2nd, 1642

Historical Context Historical Context is a section on this website involving extracts from a book, currently in progress and yet to be published or titled, by the present author. The book includes historical information on several families who held lands in Leinster. May 2nd, 1642 MS 812 fol 126r-126v "Whearas proofes haue beene made before [...]

Pedigree of Nicholas Forrestal of New Ross

Pedigree of Nicholas Forrestal of New Ross 1820-1877 Nicholas Forrestal was a New Ross merchant who emigrated to America with his wife Ann Cantwell and their twins Bridget and William, he is the progenitor of the Forrestal lineages of Milwaukee, WI, and Aurora, IL, USA. Nicholas was the son of James Forrestal of Bahana, St [...]

Castle Forstall

Forstall or Forrestal Castles in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland There were at least four castles held by the Forstall or Forrestal dynasty of Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, during the 16th and 17th centuries. Three of these castles were situated in the Barony of Ida and were located within 10 km of New Ross at Mullennahone, Carrickcloney, and [...]