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The OLIVERs that I am related to seem to have first settled in and around Armagh in the mid-1600s. Our oral family history alleges that they were Huguenots. This is likely, but cannot yet be proven. A link to Huguenot reseources is at Family Search.
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 1, 2015
NOTE: Check the date that the tree was last updated. There is always more source material and often more updated information at My Rootsweb Family Tree.

 

Date
Range
Places Description Updated
1798 - 1900

Armagh
Monaghan
America

Olivers of Armagh - misc. These are stubs of trees that are parked here temporarily in hopes of finding where they connect.

  • Descendants of Robert  OLIVER as recorded at St. Marks, City of Armagh. Ballinahonebeg - births of children 1844-1849.
  • Descendants of William  OLIVER b 1798 Armagh – based on papers of Helen Van Sprohnssen
  • Descendants of David  OLIVER b. Armagh, then of New York from an unknown source.
  • Descendants of William  OLIVER b. 1795 – gardener – records of Armagh Church of Ireland
  • Samuel OLIVER b. abt 1805 of Lisnaveaugh, Co. Monaghan family
  • James OLIVER b. abt 1830 - probably of Keady
  • James OLIVER of Maytown Terrace Mullaglass (1901) and 9 Turin Street, St. Anne's Ward, Belfast, Antrim (1911)

September 11, 2011
July 11, 2017
July 12, 2017
1700 - 1900s Ballinahonebeg
Ballyrea
Laragh
Kennedies
Farmacaffley
Drummad
Brootally
Kearney Hill
Castlecaulfield
Ennislare
Killynure
Killylea
Ballyscandle
Ballybay
Enagh

Olivers of Ballyrea, Ballinahonebeg & Killynure, Co. Armagh This is the most up to date tree of the OLIVERs of Farmacaffley, Ennislare, Ballyrea, Killynure, Brootally and elsewhere. This tree includes the five earliest generations of OLIVERs known to have resided in Co. Armagh who are directly connected to my family line. Details of this tree, including sources, can be seen on line at Rootsweb silverbowl tree.

January 20, 2012 - an updated version in a different format. WARNING - not updated, although includes more detail that tree above. This four generations of OLIVERs start in Armagh in the late 1600s and connect to my great-great grandmother, Eliza OLIVER, the mother of David JACKSON.

William OLIVER & Elizabeth HARDY.WARNING - not updated, although includes more detail that tree above. The first 6 generations of William OLIVER and Elizabeth HARDY. Oral history places them in the area near Ballynahone before the Battle of the Boyne. This makes it exceedingly likely that they were related to the other OLIVERs who show up in the region in the 1670s. Oral history dating back to the mid-1800s also claims that they were Huguenots. This makes it likely that they settled in Ireland sometime around the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

September 11, 2011
Aug 5, 2017

January 20, 2012

 

August 21, 2015

 

 

1600s

Ballyduff
aka Ballydoo SherranmcAghully aka Farmacaffley
Mullintur
Tullycarrent aka Tullysaren
Tullymore
Moneymore
Cookstown

OLIVERS starting in Tattykeel, Co. Tyrone and SherranmcAghully in Co. Armagh in the mid-1600s. This tree starts with three alleged brothers. I would caution readers to take the first few generations of this OLIVER tree with a grain of salt. It is my first serious attempt to begin to make some sense of this line. Outline added June 10, 2017.
NOTE: June 29, 2017.
As I started to revise, and include new data, I realized that some assumptions in this tree have to be incorrect. It will take more work to correct them. In the meantime, please use with caution.

OLIVERs of Mullinture are included in the Tattykeel line of OLIVERs, but my older version of the tree from 2007 still has some merit because of the compilation of deeds research. More recently, I have been rethinking the references to the townland of Tullymore. In this line of OLIVERs, it is more likely to be the townland in the parish of Eglish, Barony Tiranny.

July 21, 2007

August 29, 2015
June 29, 2017

 

1791

Lismullydown
Aughnasallagh 
Dromore
Dungannon
Ards
Australia

Olivers of Lismullydown, Co. Tyrone In this family tree, I am absolutely indebted to the research done by Harry Nicholson in his History of the OLIVER family, Lismullydown and Stragrane, Co. Tyrone. As well as the work of Maria Beattie. NOTE: In the 1796 Freeholders Records, there was a James OLIVER and a Mark OLIVER both at Lismulladown, Aghalow, Co. Tyrone; a Robert OLIVER at Aughasllagh, Aghalow. September 11, 2011
June 29, 2017
1800

Urney
Glentown
Londonderry
Kilcleen
Priestcess
Listymore
Canada
Australia

Cavankilgreen
Magheracreggan
Castlebane
Ardstraw

Family Tree of OLIVERs of Urney-1 This is a family of OLIVERs who were based in the Parish of Urney, Co. Tyrone for at least 100 years. They earned their living as farmers and tradesmen. They were also generally associated with the Church of Ireland, and are not to be confused with a nearby family, also of the Parish of Urney, who were Presbyterian. To confuse things even further, this other family was connected to another James OLIVER (abt 1807-1892).

Family Tree of OLIVERs of Urney-2. A family tree relating to James OLIVER (abt 1807-1892) of Urney, and Magheracreggan, Co. Tyrone. This family was generally associated with the Presbyterian Church, and are not to be confused with a nearby OLIVER family, also of the Parish of Urney, who were generally Church of Ireland. The ADAMS connections still have to be run to ground, as well as the possible connection to the MANN family.

July 22, 2017

 

July 24, 2017

1810 Lisnacroy
Knappagh

Olivers of Lisnacroy, Co. Tyrone This tree includes the Lisnacroy, Co. Tyrone OLIVER ancestors of Maria Beattie, one of the many thorough and generous spirited researchers who I have had the pleasure to meet. September 11, 2011
July 9, 2017
1803 Ballymoran
Navan
Tyrearly
Caledon
Drumarg (or Downs)
Millford
Henry OLIVER (1803-1884) of Ballymoran descendants. Because Ballymoran is on the eastern border of Ennislare – where a William OLIVER (1730-1816) held land, and is also on the southern border of Farmacaffley (aka SherranmcAghully) where Andrew OLIVER held land in 1664, I suspect this family will turn out to have a connection to these OLIVERs. Ballymoran is also just one townland east of Ballynahone, where William OLIVER (bef 1700-aft 1730) and Elizabeth HARDY lived. Henry OLIVER (1803-1884) was a member of a family that remained Church of Ireland. October 1, 2015
June 29, 2017
July 3, 2017
1800 Cavanagarven
Middletown
Derryhaw
Aughnacloy
Dungannon
Tassagh
Sheetrim
Keady
Fellows Hall
William OLIVER b abt 1800 - probably of Cavanagarven. At present, it is hard to say where this William originated from, or who his parents were. OLIVERs were in the region – at Lislooney. SEE: deed in 1718. The Lislooney OLIVERs family farmed there until the mid-1800s. Also, the OLIVERs living closer to Armagh – Ennislare, Ballynahonebeg, Ballyrea etc – had leases to mills nearby in Derryhaw in the late 1700s and early 1800s. October 1, 2015
July 6, 2017
July 14, 2017

Abt 1810

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1841

Ballycrummy
Balynickle
Navan
Tullamore
Scotland
Lurgyvallen
Birmingham
OLIVERs of Ballycrummy. Although the known descendants of Simon Francis OLIVER who live in or near the City of Armagh are all Roman Catholic, their DNA is a perfect match with my OLIVER family DNA who were all Protestant and were likely descended from Huguenots. June 10, 2017
June 29 2017
1741 Aughnamullen
Ballybay
Dundalk
Pennsyvania
Illinois
Iowa
Dowdallshill
New Zealand
Drumrusk
Derryrusk
Cootehill
OLIVERs of Aughnamullen and Ballybay Co. MONAGHAN. This family of OLIVERs has a close DNA link to the OLIVERs who settled in Armagh in the mid-1600s. The exact nature of the link has yet to be determined. June 10, 2017
1800 Keady OLIVERs of Keady, in Tynan Parish, Co. Armagh. This is just a start on the descendants of Benjamin OLIVER b abt 1800. Until recently, I had another Joseph OLIVER (1830-1884) linked as a son of Benjamin (b abt 1800). He was a shoemaker of Killilea, and while he may be connected to this family in some way, the evidence now strongly lines up for him to be the Joseph OLIVER who Married Elizabeth STEWART. June 29, 2017
July 3, 2017
1670 Derrybeg
Limavady
Londonderry
Dunboe
Pennsylvania
Belfast
Cumbria

John Andrew OLIVER Family Tree – based in Limavady. This GEDCOM for this branch of Northern Irish OLIVERs is thanks to the years of diligent research done by John Andrew OLIVER (1913-2006). It is based on data in his manuscript: Girl Name Forgotten.  This 91 page typescript volume contains notes on the history of the Oliver, Morrell, McMullan and Sherrard families of Limavady, Magilligan and Dunboe, Co Londonderry. It can be found at PRONI D3000/16/1 July 1, 2017
July 3, 2017
1703 Co. Tyrone
Marbletown, NY
OLIVERs of Marbletown, NY, America. My purpose in assembling this tree is to be better able to figure out which one of the several branches of the OLIVERs of Armagh they might be related to. I do not yet know, but if there are descendants of this family, it may prove to be helpful. Given the prominence of these OLIVERs – Andrew OLIVER was one of the signatories of the Articles of Association, it is likely that someone will trace themselves back to him July 3, 2017

 

 

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