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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
Sharon Oddie Brown. July 1, 2017
Updated April 14, 2019

The original researcher of this tree, John Alexander OLIVER, was a distinguished civil servant whose notable career left an indelible mark on the politics and government of Northern Ireland. As his obit in The Guardian said: He contributed enormously to radical reforms in the province's regional planning and local government structures during the turbulent decade after 1963.

As he was assembling this tree, he encountered many of the same conundrums that confronted the researchers who assembled the material that I have collated under the tree of the OLIVERs of Tattykeel. Both of these Northern Irish OLIVER families were Presbyterians, and both may have had ancestors who had originated from Scotland and/or France. There are bound to be overlaps between these two trees in the earlier generations – especially in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is also likely that there will be errors  - based on hopeful leaps of faith – made by many of these researchers (including myself). DNA may very well be the most useful tool that we have available to us to untangle the historic threads of these quite possibly intermingled trees. The John Alexander Oliver who did the initial research believed that the family originated from Scotland.

 

 

 

NOTE: I highlighted Co. Tyrone in case there is a connection to OLIVERs from there. I have included this quote because I suspect that the John OLIVER mentioned beneath is the same John OLIVER as the one in the tree beneath: Leslie Alexander, Esq., of Foyle Park, was descended from a Scottish clergyman, the Rev. Andrew Alexander, who settled in Ulster, and married Dorothea, a daughter of the Rev. Mr. Caulfield, of the Charlamont family. Their son Andrew, married a daughter  of Sir Thomas Phillips, and had by this lady, Jacob Alexander, Esq. of Limavady. This gentleman married as his first wife in 1692, Margaret or Jane, daughter and heiress of John Oliver, Esq., of the lodge, Limavady, appointed to administer the oath of allegiance on the succession of William and Mary. By this lady he left at least six children, viz., Leslie, John, James, Oliver, Jane, and Elizabeth. Leslie who resided at Limavady, married Anne, daughter of _______ Simpson, Esq., Armagh; John, the second son married Hester King, of Limavady; James, the third son became a general in the East India Company’s service; Oliver died young; Jane married Robert Ogilby, M.D.; and Elizabeth became the wife of James Orr of Gorten. The eldest son, Leslie left by his wife five sons and a daughter, viz. John, Leslie, James, Alexander, Thomas, and Jane. John eldest son married Margaret a daughter of Samuel Maxwell, Esq. Of Armagh. He died at Limavady in 1849, leaving four sons and two daughters. The two eldest died in youth; the third, Samuel Maxwell Alexander, owns the portion of the Goldsmiths lands above-mentioned; and the fourth, John, resides in Limavady. These are the descendants of Jacob Alexander above named, by his first wife, Margaret Oliver. His second wife was a Scottish lady, the daughter of Laird Hillis. By the latter he left one son, Nathaniel, who married Elizabeth, a daughter of William McClintock, Esq., of Dunmore, County Donegal. By this lady he left three sons and two daughters, viz., William, Robert, James, and, and Elizabeth. James, the third son having filled several important offices in India, was elevated to the peerage of Ireland in June 1790 by the title of Baron Caledon of Caledon, County Tyrone; in 1797, he was created a Viscount, and in 1800 Earl of Caledon. In 1774 he married Anne, second daughter of James Crawford of Crawfordsburn, his wife dying in 1777. By this lady he left an only son, named Du Pre, and two daughters, Mabella and Elizabeth. Du Pre, born in 1777, succeeded as a second Earl of Caledon in 1802, and died in 1839. He married Catherine Freeman, second daughter of Philip, third Earl of Hardwick. Mabella married Andrew the 11th Lord Blayney, and died in 1854. James Du Pre Alexander, the third Earl of Caledon, married Lady Jane Frederica Grimson, fourth daughter of the first Earl of Verulam. James Alexander the fourth Earl of Callaghan succeeded his father. See Nicholl’s History of the Iron Mongers, pages 613 -- 615. SOURCE: The Conquest of Ireland: An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the Seventeenth Century. By Rev. George Hill. Irish Genealogical Foundation, 2004 reprint

 

 

John Andrew OLIVER Family Tree – based in Limavady

 

NOTE: I have highlighted William JACKSON because I intend to learn more about him.

1-John OLIVER b. Abt 1670, of Derrybeg, Limavady [aka Newtownlimavady, Parish Drumachose. Barony Keenaght. Co. Londonderry,] d. 1744

...2-James OLIVER b. Abt 1700, d. 1770

...2-Andrew OLIVER b. Abt 1710, d. 1781

......3-Hon. Judge John OLIVER b. Abt 1750, d. McVeytown, Pennsylvania, USA

       + Margaret LYON m. 1780

.........4-OLIVER

............5-Margaret Oliver CAMPBELL

             + James OLIVER, par. James OLIVER and Sarah LONG

......3-James OLIVER b. Abt 1760, d. 1840

       + Sarah LONG

.........4-James OLIVER b. 1807, d. 1891

          + Margaret Oliver CAMPBELL (Duplicate line) b. 1807, d. 1891, par. Unknown and OLIVER

............5-Sarah Rachel OLIVER

............5-Rev. John Campbell OLIVER

             + Jennie KYLE

............5-Andrew William OLIVER

............5-Sidney Ellen OLIVER

.........4-Andrew OLIVER b. 1816, d. 1890

          + Martha MORRELL b. Abt 1825, Of Ballywildreck, [Ballywildrick Lower  or Ballywildrick Upper, Parish Dunboe, Barony Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, m. Abt 1851, d. 1909, par. Robert MORRELL and Unknown

............5-Margaret OLIVER b. 1852, d. 1922

             + George ROBINSON m. 1873

............5-Sarah OLIVER b. 1852, d. 1923

             + John CRAIG m. 8 Jan 1880, Magilligan Presbyterian Church, Newtonlimavady

             + William JACKSON m. 1888, d. of Bovevagh, Parish Bovevagh. Barony Keenaght, Co. Londonderry

............5-James OLIVER b. 1856, Derrybeg, Limavady, d. 1916

             + Margaret BROWN b. of Fifeshire, Scotland

............5-Mary OLIVER b. 1861, d. 1901

             + John CALVIN

............5-Robert John OLIVER b. 3 Nov 1869, Limavady, d. 1953

             + Martha Elizabeth SHERRARD m. 2 Jun 1904, Magilligan Presbyterian Church, Newtownlimavy

...............6-Alice Birdenia OLIVER b. After 1904

                + Charles McCLURE m. 1934

...............6-Mary Elizabeth OLIVER b. After 1904

                + Andrew Dunn KENNEDY m. 1933

...............6-Rosaleen Margaret OLIVER

                + Gilbert Edwin LOGAN b. Of Belfast, m. 1937

...............6-Sarah Jackson OLIVER

                + George W. NIXON m. 1944

...............6-Henry Sherrard OLIVER

                + Elizabeth WRIGLEY b. of Yorkshire, m. 1948

..................7-Michael Henry OLIVER

..................7-Anthony OLIVER

...............6-George Robinson OLIVER

                + Elizabeth WOOD m. 1948

...............6-John Andrew OLIVER b. 25 Oct 1913, d. 28 May 2006, Cumbria

                + Stella Barbara Howell RITSON b. Of Cumberland, m. 1943

..................7-Julian Patrick Ritson OLIVER

..................7-Marcus Sherrard OLIVER

..................7-Simon Morrell OLIVER

..................7-Myles Martindale Fox OLIVER

..................7-Quinton Andrew OLIVER

.........4-Jane OLIVER

 

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