Sorting out the Woods of King’s County worked out the numerous Richard Woods in the family in Parsonstown, King’s County (now Birr, Offaly).
While completing that project a deed relating to articles of marriage for Richard Woods and Ann Bourns was found. This 1812 deed was the deed tells us that Ann is the daughter of Charles Bourns and mentions several other parties of interest in referring to other deeds. This sparked curiosity as Ann appeared to be related to the deceased John Medlicott, but the specifics of that relationship were not clear. The working hypothesis was that perhaps John was Ann’s grandfather on her mother’s side. That hypothesis turned out to be incorrect.
Ann was actually the niece of John Medlicott, not a granddaughter as suspected. She did not receive an inheritance directly from John Medlicott, but it is possible the inheritance ultimately came from him through his sister, Ann’s mother Dorcas.