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Sharon Oddie Brown. November 11, 2007

OLIVERs of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh & Laragh Co. Monaghan

 

When we start with the first generation of this line of OLIVERs, we are definitely in the area of hunches. In the early 1700s we have several men who may turn out to be the first known male ancestor of this line of OLIVERs.

·        A typescript of the Register of 1st Presbyterian Armagh (which is all that survives) mentions a Hugh OLIVER and Jane PARKE married June 6, 1707. They have a son named David OLIVER baptized Dec 12, 1708 at Armagh 1st Presbyterian. He would probably have been too young to have lived until 1806 (when I believe the David son of William died) – but he might have lived lived long enough to have died in 1800, the date when a will was probated for a David OLIVER of Ballyrea. I have not seen any details concerning this will, but it seems to be a possible fit for this son of Hugh OLIVER & Jane PARKE.

There are also four female OLIVERs who were married at 1st Presbyterian in the early 1700s: Elizabeth, Mary, Martha & Elinor (she may be a descendant of the Elinor OLIVER of Mullintur who d. 1753). Elizabeth is a name that gets picked up in the second generation of this line, so she may have been a sister of the first known male ancestor. Martha is a name that echoes in the third generation.

·        Further research needs to be done in the deeds registry to see if there are any HENRY-OLIVER, DOBBIN-OLIVER, BROWN-OLIVER, FLEUKAR-OLIVER marriage settlements in the early 1700s. Other deeds registry names to look under will be: WALKER-OLIVER, SEAVER-OLIVER, MAXWELL-OLIVER, ELGEE-OLIVER, HAMILTON-OLIVER, LESLIE-OLIVER, and so on.

 

At this point, I am deciding that William is the best bet as the first known ancestor of this particular line of OLIVERs. Given their membership in the same church, he may have been a brother of Hugh, or it may be that Hugh was his father or an uncle, but as the saying goes, “If ifs and ands were pots and pans, there'd be no need for tinkers”. So, here goes.

 

1  William OLIVER

..-2  -David OLIVER  1st Presbyterian Armagh records. A David OLIVER was baptized December 31, 1725 –son of William OLIVER.

Born: 1725 Probably at the family home at Ballyrea, Co. Armagh SOURCE: Many deeds give this as the family residence (see beneath)

Died: Feb 1806 probably at his family home at Ballyrea, Co. Armagh.

o       SOURCE: A will was probated in 1806 for a David OLIVER of Ballyrea. He had been alive in 1803 at the time of his daughter Martha’s marriage which means that the will probated in 1800 for a David OLIVER of Ballyrea was most likely that of some other relative.

o       SOURCE: St. Marks records show that a David OLIVER of Ballyrea was interred Feb 2, 1806.

Married: He married Susannah WALKER. who d: Mar 1808 at Ballyrea, Co. Armagh.

o       SOURCE: Her maiden name was gleaned from a November 20, 1778 DEED 336-478-225906 NOTE: There are 3 Ballinahonemore Deeds involving WALKERs that still need to be checked.

o       She likely died March 1808. SOURCE: Belfast Newsletter March 29, 1808: At Ballyrea, near Armagh. During the course of a long life, she fulfilled the duties of a daughter ,wife and parent with undeviating propriety: as she lived beloved and esteemed so will her death be long regretted not only by her family and friends but by the neighbouring poor, to relieve whose distress her heart was always alive and hand open.

......-3  -Benjamin OLIVER- DEED: 414259 1807 Nov 13. The marriage deed of his sister Margaret mentions him as a brother: I suspect that he took over the townland of Ballyrea from his father.

Born Probably at the family home at Ballyrea, Co. Armagh

Died Abt. 1840 in of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. SOURCE: He was alive at the time of the will for his brother Joseph OLIVER (1837) & there was a will probated for a Benjamin OLIVER of Ballyrea in 1840.

Married: He likely married, although I have no record of this. SOURCE: The records at St. Marks indicate that a Mary OLIVER aged 7 of Ballyrea was buried November 3, 1834.

......-3  -Martha OLIVER

Born: Probably at the family home at Ballyrea, Co. Armagh where she resided at the time of her marriage

Died: After 1845 SOURCE: She is still alive in the Report of Petty Sessions, Monaghan July 12, 1845 as recorded in the 1845, July 22 Armagh Guardian.

Married: 1803 Sept 02 in First Presbyterian, City of Armagh-Nathaniel LESLIE who was from Drumaconver, Co. Armagh (and also possibly Keady)

.........……..-4  -David Leslie - SOURCE: Report of Petty Sessions, Monaghan July 12, 1845 as recorded in 1845, July 22 Armagh Guardian. David LESLIE then had a son John LESLIE b. abt 1831.

….-3 Anne OLIVER She likely belongs here – going from her date of marriage and the mention of brothers Joseph & Benjamin both of Ballyrea in the deed of marriage as well as a William OLIVER of Laragh being a signatory. Need to check other sources.

Born:

Died

Married: 1801 to Samuel ELGEE of Dundalk, Co. Louth. SOURCE: DEED: 355212 1801 Sept 25. Her brothers Joseph & Benjamin both of Ballyrea are mentioned. William OLIVER of Laragh is also a signatory

......-3  -Joseph OLIVER-

Born Abt. 1764-1765 probably at the family home at Ballyrea, Co. Armagh

o       SOURCE: Belfast Newsletter Birth Marriages and Deaths. His age at death was given as 73.

o       SOURCE: DEED 248-75-158608 – he and William are described as sons of David OLIVER of Ballyrea aged about 12 months in January 20, 1766

Died: 01 Nov 1837 in Tullymore, Co. Armagh

Married *1st wife: Abt. 1804 Jane Hamilton. She was from Tullymore, Co. Armagh (father James HAMILTON) and  d: 13 Jul 1826 in Tullymore, Co. Armagh

*2nd Wife of Joseph OLIVER:--- Catherine Unnamed--m: Bet. 1826 - 1831-d: Aft. 1846

   .........……-4  -John Elliot OLIVER-b: Abt. 1831--d: Abt. 26 Jun 1850.

·        SOURCE: Mentioned in will. Son of Catherine.

......-3  -William OLIVER- NOTE: The conflict documented in news reports concerning the Laragh Mills names two sons: William & Joseph. It also indicates that this William OLIVER ended up in debt and in jail, as did his son Joseph OLIVER. It would seem that he had lived in what would later become Dr. LESLIE’s house and that his son Joseph had also lived there until the spring of 1845.

·        SOURCE: Report of Petty Sessions, Monaghan July 12, 1845 as recorded in 1845, July 22 Armagh Guardian.

Born: Abt. 1764 in of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh.

o       SOURCE: DEED 158608 – he and Joseph are described as sons of David OLIVER of Ballyrea aged about 12 months in January 20, 1766

Died: Abt 1844

o       SOURCE: 1845, July 22 Armagh Guardian

Married: Mary Anne HYDE, the widow of Dr. Clarendon HYDE of Liverpool.

o       SOURCE: DEED: 653-598-454000

......-3  -Margaret OLIVER Her father is described in DEED 602-488-414259 1807 Nov 13 as “David OLIVER late of Ballyrea”. Her brothers Joseph & William & Benjamin are also mentioned.

Born: probably at the family home at Ballyrea, Co. Armagh

Died:

Married: Patrick McClelland who was from Ballybay, Co. Monaghan-m: 1807

o       SOURCE: Deed: 602-488-414259 1807 Nov 13. NOTE: A Thomas McCLELLAND was involved in the first leases that I have for Laragh mentioned in 1766 (SOURCE: Deed 248-75-158608)

.........………-4  -Samuel McClelland-b: Mar 1803 in Laragh—

·        SOURCE: Ballybay Church register.

.........………-4  -Margaret McClelland-b: May 1805 in Laragh.

·        SOURCE: Ballybay Church register

.........………-4  -David McClelland-b: Aug 1808 in Laragh.

·        SOURCE: Ballybay Church register

.........………-4  -Susannah McClelland-b: Aug 1808 in Laragh.

·        SOURCE: Ballybay Church register

..2 William OLIVER  I suspect this is the William OLIVER (1730-1816) of Ennislare & Farmacaffley fits in.

 

 

OLIVER McCLELLAND Connections:

  • Deed 602-488-414259 concerns the marriage about 1807 of Margaret OLIVER, daughter of David OLIVER of Ballyrea & Patrick OLIVER, linen draper of Co. Monaghan.
  • Both the OLIVER family and the McCLELLAND family were connected through leases in and near Laragh, CO. Monaghan.
  • A Thomas OLIVER (1741-1826) of Aughnamullen, Co. Monaghan married (abt 1780) Margaret McCLELLAND ( 1750-1827) of Ballybay.
  • The linen industry would seem to connect the two families.
  • First Ballybay Baptismal records, which start in 1799, have about 31 entries for that family name.

Outline McCLELLAND Tree:

1 ,Samuel McClelland, b: Abt. 1725,,d: 05 Mar 1805 (based on hunch from gravestone)

..,2  Patrick McClelland, b: Described as of Ballybay, Co. Monaghan,,

......,,+Margaret OLIVER, b: Described as of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh,m: 1807,

......,3  Samuel McClelland, b: Mar 1803 in Laragh,,

......,3  Margaret McClelland, b: May 1805 in Laragh,,

......,3  David McClelland b: Aug 1808 in Laragh,,

......,3  Susannah McClelland,b: Aug 1808 in Laragh,,

..,2  John McClelland, d: Described as of Ballybay

......,,+Jane Unnamed, b: Abt. 1740,,d: 18 Feb 1818 in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan

......,3  Samuel McClelland, b: 1793 in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan - probably,,d: 1808 in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan

......,3  Margaret McClelland, b: 1797 in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan - probably,,

......,3  Hugh McClelland ,b: 1800 in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan - probably         

McClelland in Griffiths – Parish of Mullaghbrack.
 
McCleland
James
Drumnamether
Mullaghbrack
Armagh
McCleland
William
Marlacoo Beg
Mullaghbrack
Armagh
McClelland
Andrew
Mullurg
Mullaghbrack
Armagh
McClelland
Anne
Mullaghbrack
Mullaghbrack
Armagh
McClelland
Anne
Mullurg
Mullaghbrack
Armagh
McClelland
John
Drumachee
Mullaghbrack
Armagh
McClelland
Thomas
Mullurg
Mullaghbrack
Armagh

 

DEEDS CONNECTED TO THE OLIVERS OF BALLYREA & LARAGH

 

DEED: 248-75-158608 helps us to unravel the relationships between the various OLIVERs of Ballyrea & Laragh. Of particular use if the mention of the ages of twins William & Joseph – although curiously in a 1769 April 20th deed (269-335-170945), these twins seem to be named “David & Joseph”. I have a photocopy of the memorial of the latter deed and am still confused after reading it many times over. My best guess is that it was a clerical error and that the name Joseph (twin) was inadvertently dropped leaving his father David to appear to be a twin.

 

1766 Jan 20 DEED: 248-75-158608 OLIVER, David - McCLELLAN 1758-1786 NOTES: (must get).

David OLIVER [1] of Ballyrea, parish & County of Armagh, farmer and Thomas McCLENAN [2] (sic?) of Marlion (?) [3] in the parish of Mullaghbrach [4] , Co. Armagh - land leased to Thomas McCLELLAN all that part of Corncarrow [5] from Owen McMAHON [6] of Livingstones March [7] to Loughegish [8] and the River through the midst of the Red Bog lying between the two hills the mearing of the same to run from head to foot of the red bog together with [?] Moyity [9] of the Rocks or Mountain part containing about 22 acres ... during the natural lives of the said David OLIVER the [?] Wm OLIVER [10] and Joseph OLIVER [11] sons to the said David OLIVER ages about 12 months and twins & to the survivors of them or for the term of 31 years rent of 8 shillings by virtue of a lease by Galbraith Lowry CORRY [12] Esq. Witness Michael DUFFY [13] & Robert HAMILTON [14] of the City of Dublin, Gent & also witnessed by Patrick MULLIGAN [15] of Marlion [?] in the County of Armagh, weaver.

 

The most confusing part of this next lease is the clause: During the Natural Lives of the same David OLIVER Lessee and William OLIVER Both Sons to said David OLIVER and Both Twins. It does not fit with an earlier lease 1766 January 20 DEED: 248-75-158608 where William & Joseph are named as the twins. Either there is a clerical error here (one could readily imagine that the name “Joseph” may have been dropped and that the clause should read as: During the Natural Lives of the same David OLIVER Lessee and Joseph and William OLIVER Both Sons to said David OLIVER and Both Twins.) or we are talking about another set of twins and hence another set of relationships.

 

1769 Apr 20 DEED: 269-335-170945-OLIVER-MAXWELL

A memorial of an Indenture of Assignment bearing date the twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty nine between John MAXWELL [16] of Fellowshall [17] in the county of Armagh Esq. of the one part and David OLIVER [18] of Ballyrea& said county of the other Part; whereby the said David OLIVER for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds sterling Did Assign Sell and Make Over Unto the said John MAXWELL all his the said David OLIVERs Right Property Claim & Demand of and Inte[rest?] [?] or all of that [Messuage?] of kind Situate [19] and Carnacara [20]  Both in the County Monahan and Also the Reversion or Reversions Remained and Remainders Rents & Services of All and Singular the said Premises With the Appurtenances thereunto Belonging to have & to hold of the said [Messuage] lands & Tenements to the said John MAXWELL his heirs Exrs Admrs or Assigns for and During the Natural Lives of the same David OLIVER Lessee and William OLIVER Both Sons to said David OLIVER and Both Twins [21] & so on to the full Remainder of said lease in as full & Ample a Manner A Manner as the above David OLIVER as the said David OLIVER hold the same Under Galbraith LOWRY COREY Esq. [22] Aughennis [23] & County Tyrone [let?] the Same that be fully Compleat & Ended he the said John MAXWELL Yielding and paying it in thereout During the Said Term One pepper corn if Demanded on the first Day of May Next and So on To Witt with this Proviso that the Above Premise is Subject to Redemption on payment of the above Said Sum of one hundred and Thirty Pounds Sterling With Legal Interest for the same Which Said Indenture of Assignment is Witnessed by John KILLPATRICK [24] of Killylea and George STUART of Drumilly Both in the County of Armagh and this Memorial is Witnessed by the said John KILLPATRICK and John SCOTT [25]  -- of Armagh --- in sd County and Lands being in the Registry of Barony. of Cremorr and County of Monahan

 

1770 Apr 26 DEED: 282-337-183302 A Memorial of a deed poll bearing date of 26th day of April one thousand seven hundred & seventy between David OLIVER [26] of Ballyrea [27] of the Parish and County of Armagh of the one part & Joseph OLIVER [28] of Balinahonbeg [29] in said Parish and County aforesaid of the other part whereby said David OLIVER set unto said Joseph OLIVER one hundred acres of land situate in the west side of the Townland of Laragh, Parish of Agnnamullen [30] & Co. of Monaghan therein possession of said David OLIVER & his undertenants. The said Joseph OLIVER is also to have the full one half of the water fall from the Corn Mill up & and to have Liberty of cutting a race between the Premis and Longhegis of the Dimensions therein mentioned & to fix a sluice for preserving Water   Said David & Joseph OLIVER to be at equal expense in making said sluice & watercourse subject to the yearly rent of sixty-three pounds Sterl to hold for the space of Twenty Six years or three lives mentioned in said David OLIVERs Grand Lease & also for all future renewals which said David might be entitled to by virtue of said leases & said Deed Poll is witnessed by Arthur OLIVER [31] of Balinahonabeg in said County of Armagh & this Memorial is also witnessed by Arthur OLIVER & Andrew PRENTICE [32] of the City of Dublin Gent: Joseph OLIVER [SEAL] ... signed at Armagh 29 Oct 1770

 

1770, Oct 31 DEED: 282-336-183301 OLIVER-OLIVER

A Memorial of  deed of assignment bearing date of thirtyeth day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy between David OLIVER [33] of Ballyrea [34] in the Parish and County of Armagh farmer of the one part and Arthur OLIVER [35] Balinahone Beg [36] in Said Parish and County of the other part. Whereby the Said David OLIVER for the Consideration of the sum of three hundred and forty six pounds three shillings & eight pence to him the said David OLIVER did grant bargain sell alien & release unto Arthur OLIVER all his right & title in & to a lease for lives of the Lands of Laragh [37] & Carnacaraff [38] in the Co. of Monaghan which he holds under Galbraith Lowry CORRY Esq [39] . Also the mill of Creevy [40] with Eight acres of Land which he holds under the right Honourable George Lord SHIRLEY [41] also a part of the lands of Ballymogonan [42] in the Country of Dorone [43] which he holds by lease under John MAXWELL Esq. [44] To hold to the said Arthur OLIVER his heirs execs admons & assigns during the lives and years in said lease mentioned which said deed is witnessed by Andrew PRENTICE [45] of the City of DUBLIN Gent & this Memorial is also witnessed by the said Andrew PRENTICE & Joseph OLIVER [46] of Ballinahonbeg in County of Armagh. Arthur OLIVER [SEAL] ... sworn in Armagh 29 day of October 1770

 

1770 Nov 21 DEED: 283-214-183826-Lease (need to double check – Murnane, 1987  lists the number as: 283-314-183826)  1770, July 10 “which was wrote on the back of a lease bearing date 24 Dec 1766. Bryan BURNS [47] of Laragh [48] , Co. Monaghan, farmer demised ... David OLIVER [49] of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh, Gent “all that the Corn Mill commonly called and known by the name Loghigish Mill [50] with the two acres of land thereto belonging with the grist toll or Moulture of the Tates Townlands of Laragh and Cornacariffe [51] ... in the Barony of Cremorrand [52] , Co. Monaghan ... for 28 years ... Bryan BURNS of Laragh, Parish of Aghnamullen... Witness Joseph OLIVER [53] of Balinahonebeg [54] , Linen Draper.

 

1765 June 1  297-602-196312 CORRY - OLIVER Need to order.

Memorial of an indenture between Galbraith LOWRY CORRY [55] Ahenis [56] , Co. Tyrone Esq. & David OLIVER [57] of Ballyray [58] , Parish & Co. Armagh - land demised to OLIVER and 2 Tates known as Laragh [59] and Cornacarrow [60] with Corn & Tuck mills except 65 acres at the end of Cornacarrow where Edmond McMAHON [61] & others then lived ... for the lives of the said David OLIVER William OLIVER [62] and Joseph OLIVER [63] his sons aged about six months at the yearly rent of nine shillings ... David OLIVER will “erect and completely furnish a cloth mill within three years and ditch in twenty Irish acres convenient to said mill”.

 

1774, Oct 1 DEED: 305-312-202140 A Memorial of an indenture of a lease bearing date the thirty-first day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-four Between David OLIVER [64] of Ballyrea [65] in the Co. of Armagh of the one part and Robert JACKSON [66] of the town and County of Armagh Gent of the other part, witnesseth that the said David OLIVER for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds Stl to him in hand paid by the said Robert JACKSON the receipt therof the said David thereby acknowledge hath assigned transferred and made over unto the said Robert JACKSON his Exors, Admons and Assigns all that part of Creevy [67] with the Corn Mill theron together with all the Toll or Sucken [whats that?] there unto belonging situate lying and being in the Townland of Creevy in the County of Monaghan with all the Estate right title interest possession term of years to come claim and demand whatsoever which the said David OLIVER hath in the said Messuage or Premes to have and to hold the said Mill Lands and Toll unto the said Robert JACKSON his Exors & during the remainder of the Term of years yet to come and unexpired as by the said Deed of assignment may appear which said Deed is witnessed by Thomas JOHNSTON [68] of Armagh and James NEILSON [69] of Ballyrea in the County of Armagh and this Memorial is witnessed by the said James NEILSON & Thomas JOHNSTON - David OLIVER [SEAL] 8 November 1774 at or near the hour of ¼ after 5’ o’clock in the afternoon.

 

This deed is significant as it indicates where to look next for connections to Susannah OLIVER née WALKER, wife of David OLIVER. It would also make sense to look at records for WALKERs in both the Deeds Registry as well as St. Marks, Armagh City.

 

1778 Nov 20 DEED: 336-478-225906 OLIVER, David & wife - WALKER 1777-1785

NOTES: Indented Deed of Release between David OLIVER [70] and Susannah OLIVER [71] otherwise WALKER his wife of Ballyrea [72] in the County of Armagh farmer of the one part and Thomas WALKER [73] of Ballydonagh [74] in the County of Antrim farmer of the other part. Whereby after reciting as is herin related the said David and Susannah OLIVER in obedience of the last will and testament of Leonard WALKER [75] deceased and in consideration of the sum [of the sum - sic] of one hundred and ten pounds sterling assigned released confirmed and made over unto the said Thomas WALKER his heirs exons admons and assigns all that and these the farm tenement and parcel of land called part of Ballydonaghy containing by estimation twenty eight acres and one rood English measure be the same more or less late in the possession of Thomas WALKER deceased situate lying and being in Parish of Glenary [76] , Manor of Killuta and County of Antrim aforesaid To hold unto the said Thomas WALKER his heirs, exons and assigns for and during the lives of Francis WHILLA [77] Elinor WHILLA [78] son and daughter of George WHILLA [79] and Francis STEEL [80] son of William STEEL [81] and the survivor of them and for so much of the term of forty one years commencing first November 1740 as should remain unexpired being the lives and years in the grant lease of said premises made by Lord Baron CONWAY [82] to Isabella Leonard WALKER [83] deceased as by same may appear [etc] Witness Edward IRWIN [84] of the City of Dublin and John SHEPHERD [85] of the same, Gent & Thomas LLOYD [86] of the said City. Thomas WALKER [SEAL]

 

1793 Jan 10 DEED:  462-482-296434 OLIVER, David - OLIVER Need to order.

1786-1793 NOTES: David OLIVER [87] of Ballyrea [88] , Co. Armagh farmer of the one part & William OLIVER [89] , Joseph OLIVER [90] & Benjamin OLIVER [91] of Ballyrea, farmers of the 2nd part. It seems that David OLIVER granted to his sons a lease at Cornacarrow & Laragh, Co. Monaghan. Date of 1790 court case mentioned. David OLIVER plaintiff & George CRAWFORD [92] defendant. Witnesses: Thomas LIVINGSTONE [93] , City of Armagh & Thomas McMAHON [94] , City of Armagh

 

1793 Feb 11 DEED 462-482-296434 OLIVER-OLIVER

DEED between David OLIVER [95] of Ballyrea [96] in the city of Armagh, farmer of the one part and William OLIVER [97] , Joseph OLIVER [98] and Benjamin OLIVER [99] of Ballyrea aforesaid farmers of the other part. Re: Town and lands of Cornacarrow [100] , Laragh [101] (refers to a court case 1 March 1790 in which David OLIVER was plaintiff and George CRAWFORD [102] , defendant).I couldn’t read lots of it.

 

1795 April 7 DEED: PRONI D/199/19

Indenture made on the Seventh Day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five BETWEEN William OLIVER [103] Joseph OLIVER [104] and Benjamin OLIVER [105] of Ballyrea [106] in the County of Armagh Farmers of the One Part and Thomas CRAWFORD [107] of Cherry Vale [108] in the County of Monaghan Linen Draper of the other part, WITNESSETH that the said William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER for and in consideration of the yearly Rent and Covenants herein reserved, Have and each one of them hath, demited, granted, set and the Farm let; and by these presents do each of them doth demise grant, set and to farm let unto the said Thomas CRAWFORD - ALL the Part Parcel and Proportion of the Towns on the Lands of Laragh [109] and Cornacarra [110] containing five acres and a half Irish Plantation Measure be the same more or less lying adjacent  and contiguous to the North East of a line or Mearing lately laid off by Joseph FLEMMING [111] Land Surveyor and by him intended to distinguish and divide  the Farm of Land now in possession of George CRAWFORD [112] of Cherry Vale in the County of Monaghan Gent from another farm belonging to William OLIVER Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER Parties to the said Presents whereof the demised premises are Part  which said lands and premises are situate lying  and being in the Barony of Cremore and County of Monaghan and are now in the actual possession of  the said Thomas CRAWFORD by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER for the term of one whole year by indenture of Lease bearing  Date the day next before the Day of the Dale  of these presents in Consideration of Five Shillings Sterling and by Force of the Statute for transferring uses into Possession - Saving and Reserving out of this Demise a Road or Passage as now laid out through the Premises to and from the Corn Mill of Loughegish [113] for the Tenants or Occupiers of the Lands of Carnacarra with full and free Ingress Egress and Regress through the said Demised Premises to the Mill Trespass free -  [more legal stuff I didn’t type] YIELDING AND PAYING therefore and thereout yearly and every year during the said Term unto the said William OLIVER Joseph OLIVER Benjamin OLIVER their heirs and assigns the Yearly Rent of Six Pounds five Shillings and three halfPence Sterling to be paid by two equal payments on every first day of May and first day of November in every year during the said term. [more legal]

Signed Sealed and delivered in the Presence of William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER, Benjamin OLIVER Thomas CRAWFORD

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1775 December 13 DEED: PRONI D199/45. A large parchment document. NOTE: SEE: Map of Laragh

Joseph, [114] William [115] & Benjamin OLIVER [116] their heirs & assigns .... the said David McTEAR [117] shall and will at all times during the continuence of this present demise and of every future renewal thereof afford and grant a sufficient supply of water for the use of said Mill and Bleach Green and for carrying on the business of same [OLIVERs were guaranteeed ongoing use of water ... more language about nothing to interfere with Corn or Tuck Mills] ... in consideration of the herin before mentioned demise of Five Acres three roods and Twenty-nine perches of Bog in the said lands of Laragh [118] and Carnecarr [119] made to them by the said David McTEAR... from the Covenant in the said Lease of the 13th Dec 1775.
[four pages of parchment & complex legal language]
Lease from David McTEAR to Joseph William and Benjamin OLIVER Gent
[on the outside] “Exhibited to George SLOAN [120] on his examination in this cause by me this 21 April 1843. George Sloan.
Exhibited to Alex C. DAVIDSON [121] on his examination in this cause by me this 24th April 1843
Exhibited to Alex C. DAVIDSON on his examination in this cause by me this 24th April 1845

 

1807 November 13 DEED: 602-488-414259 Marriage Margaret OLIVER to Patrick McCLELAND

 

 To the register appointed by an act of Parliament for the public registry of all Deeds leases etc. etc. etc

A memorial of an Indented Deed of Marriage Settlement bearing date the Thirteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and seven and made between Patrick McCLELAND [122] of Ballybay [123] and the County of Monaghan linendraper of the first part, Margaret OLIVER [124] one of the daughters of David OLIVER [125] late of Ballyrea [126] in the County of Armagh farmer deceased of the second part, John McCLELAND [127] of Ballybay aforesaid, the brother of said Patrick McCLELAND of the third part and Joseph OLIVER [128] and William OLIVER [129] the brothers of the said Margt OLIVER of the third part.  It recited a marriage then intended between said Patrick McCLELAND and Margt OLIVER and that said Patrick McCLELAND was entitled to a certain part or proportion of the townland of Nappagh [130] in the Parish of Tullycorbet and County of Monaghan theretofore demised by the Revd. Dr. Henry LESLIE [131] of Tandragee [132] in the County of Armagh deceased onto one John Lee [133] for the lives of Alexander McClelland [134] of Laragh [135] and John LEES [136] and James LEES [137] whichever should last longest at the yearly Rent of Eleven Pounds two shillings and one penny, the interest of said John LEE having become legally vested in said Patk McCLELAND. It also recited that the Rev. John CREERY [138] of Tandragee aforesaid by lease dated the second day of February one thousand eight hundred and four Demised to said John McCLELAND all that part of Wilson's [139] tenement commonly called the Ballalley [140] on the west side of the street of Ballybay then in his possession and containing as laid off by Patrick McCabe [141] Forty-two feet and eight inches in front, and one hundred and ten feet in the rere, bounded on the South by the remainder of said Tenement let to Dr. McMurray [142] on the west by the Town Meadows, on the north by Morrow’s [143] Tenement and on the East by the Street situate lying and being in the Estate of Ballybay in the County of Monaghan to hold on to said John McCLELAND his heirs Execors  Admons & Assigns for the lives of Samuel McCLELAND [144] then aged nine years of Margt McClelland [145] then aged five years and of Hugh McCLELAND [146] then aged two years children of said John McCLELAND with a Covenant for perpetual renewal on payment of Five pounds thirteen shillings and nine pence on the fall of each life and subject to the yearly Rent of five pounds thirteen shillings and nine pence, and by the Deed of which this is a Memorial, the said Patrick and John McCLELAND in consideration of said Marriage and the portion of said Margt OLIVER Granted unto said Joseph and William OLIVER and the survivor of them and his heirs All that and does the said part of said townland of Nappage [147] which said Patrick McClelland was in matter of aforesaid [intelled?] unto, together with all the other property whether real freehold or personnel which said Patrick McCLELAND should during the intended coverture between him and said Margt OLIVER become seized possessed of interested in or entitled unto And also all that and those the said Tenement in Ballybay to which said John McCLELAND was entitled.  Upon Trust among other things to permit said Margt to receive an Annuity of Twenty Pounds Stg yearly out of said Premises during her life in case she survived the said Patrick McCLELAND her said intended husband with the usual powers of distress and entry in case of nonpayment thereof at the times by the said Deed for that purpose appointed which Deed is witnessed by Thos McCLELAND [148] of Nappagh in and in the County of Monahan linendraper      Benjamin OLIVER [149] , brother of said Joseph, William and Margt OLIVER and the Revd. Wm Hutchison [150] of Ballyrath [151] in the County of Armagh Clerk and this memorial is witnessed by the said Wm Hutchison and Benjamin OLIVER.

Signed and sealed in presence of

William Hutchinson

Benjamin OLIVER

Joseph OLIVER

602_______488

 

The above named Benjamin OLIVER maketh oath and faith he is a subscribing Witness to the Deed whereof above writing is a Memorial and also to the above Memorial and that he saw said deed only executed by all the partners thereto and that he saw said Memorial duly executed by the above named Joseph OLIVER one of the parties to said deed and that the name Benjamin OLIVER subscribed as Witness to said Deed and Memorial in this Depts proper name and handwriting ---

Benj OLIVER

Sworn before me at Armagh in the County of Armagh this 11th day of January 1809 by virtue of a commission to me directed for taking oaths in said county and I know the Deponent

Robt Livingston [152]

 

The WILDE family connection (see footnotes) is intriguing.

 

1809 Nov 20 DEED 653-598-454000 OLIVER-HYDES

Deed of Marriage Settlement. William OLIVER [153] of Laragh in Co. Monaghan Gent of the first part & Mary Anne HYDE [154] , widow relict of Clarendon HYDE [155] late of Liverpool – Surgeon decd of the 2nd part & George ROCHE [156] of Warrenpoint, Co. Down & David TOMB [157] of City of Dublin Gent of the 3rd part … an intended marriage between said William OLIVER & Mary Anne HYDE & that she was entitled to a fortune or portion of 500 Sterling also that the said Wm OLIVER was possessed of & intitled unto certain parts of the towns and lands of Laragh [158] & Coracarrow [159] in Co. Monaghan with certain mills theron & was also possessed of and entitled unto certain parts of the Town and Lands of Derryhaw [160] & Ballyrea [161] in the Co. of Armagh which lands and premises are by the deed of which this is a memorial vested by the said William OLIVER in the said Geo ROCHE & David TOMB in trust to secure an annuity or jointure of 50. Witness Wm. FORREST [162] & Robt TURNER [163] both of Warrenpoint, Co. Down Gent. Sworn 8 April 1813 at Newry, Co. Down.

 

1836 Aug 16 DEED: 1836-15-80 Deed of assignment between Nathaniel LESLIE [164] of Leslie Hall [165] in Co. Armagh, Gent of the one part Joseph OLIVER [166] & Benjamin OLIVER [167] both of Ballyrea [168] in Co. Armagh Gent of the second part. OLIVERs sold to David LESLIE [169] part of the town and lands of Drumcanver [170] formerly in possession of William LESLIE [171] deceased & thereto held & enjoyed by Nathanial LESLIE in Manor of Loghey [172] [?] Barony & Co. of Armagh 35 acres 2 r 30p in possession of Camack & Henry Mahallam [173] . Witness Bernard McCARTEN [174] & Thomas REILLY [175] , CO. Monaghan.

 

1837 May 24 DEED: 1837-10-56 OLIVER, William & Joseph - Belfast Bank

Wm. OLIVER [176] of Laragh [177] , Co. Monaghan Gent & Joseph OLIVER [178] of Laragh, son of William Gent of the one part & [3 directors] Belfast Banking Company for £450.13.11 secured by 50 acres of the townland of Laragh adjoining the western of the two mills erected by Joseph [179] , William [180] & Benjamin OLIVER [181] & as formerly laid off by them and formerly in the actual possession of the said William OLIVER bounded on the north by the road to Castleblayney on the south by the mill race and on the east by the other of the said bleachmills and greens and on the west by the other part of the townland of Laragh [?] in the possession of the said Joseph, William and Benjamin OLIVER and also 5 acres 3 roods and 29 ½ of bog situate and being in the said townland of Laragh & Cornecarrow and also all that and those 15 acres adjoining the [?] of said two mills. [more description] SEE Laragh Map.

 

1837 June 12 DEED: 1837-11-185 OLIVER- Ulster Bank

See 1837-10-56. This is another Laragh mortgage this time with the Ulster Bank for £510 for the same lands.

 

1844 DEED 1844-7-21 OLIVER, William - LESLIE, David

OLIVER in consideration of £2278 & interest granted land of Laragh & Carnecarrow to David LESLIE [182] . Lands formerly held and enjoyed by David OLIVER [183] (original lease 1775) Witness Joseph OLIVER [184] of Laragh, Gent & George SADLER.

 

 



[1] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[2] Thomas McCLENAN Likely “Thomas McCLELAND” He shows up in the 1824 Tithe Appointment books at Marlacoo (SEE: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~lboyd/BoydDataBase10262000.htm )

[3] Marlacoo Beg and Marlacoo More are the two townlands that seem likely candidates for “Marlion”.  It is of interest that almost a 100 years later, a William McCLELAND is at Marlacoo Beg. and others are in adjacent townlands. There is a small lake, Marlacoo Lake, which has a tributary that flows into the Ballybay River. Also of interest, in 1824 a James Browne BOYDE held a  lease for Marlacoo Beg for 3 lives including Sarah JACKSON. He had married Dorcas JACKSON in 1825. He was a magistrate & linen merchant.  (SOURCE: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~lboyd/BoydDataBase10262000.htm  NEED to consult earlier maps to see if there is any description of mills.

[4] Mullaghbrack - A parish just slightly east of the middle of Co. Armagh.

[5] Cornacarrow is a townland on the northern border of the townland of Laragh, Co. Monaghan. Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish. See Map: .

[6] Owen McMAHON.  Of interest in the Freeholders records is that Owen & Patick McMAHON are lessees of Kiltybane in 1824 (a townland that involves BROWN, JACKSON & DONALDSONs.)

[7] Livingstones March – this is likely a hedge or other such demarcation.

[8] Lough Eglish is less than 1 km to the north of Laragh.

[9] “Moyity” may be a transcription error. It refers to moiety, meaning  '(half) portion' borowed from French moitié.

[10] William OLIVER (1764-1844), son of David OLIVER of Ballyrea, CO. Armagh. William married Mary Anne HYDE.

[11] Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) of Tullymore, Co. Armagh who married firstly Jane HAMILTON (d 1826) and then a Catherine whose last name we have yet to learn. There is a record of a Catherine OLIVER who was interred 1866 at age 75 (ergo born 1791 and therefore aged 40 at birth of son - which might make sense given the possibility of her being the second marriage of Joseph) in the records at St Marks where the burial of John Elliot OLIVER is also recorded. They are both recorded as being of Armagh. This raises the possibility of a maiden name of Catherine ELLIOT.

[12] Galbraith LOWRY CORRY, b. 11 July 1706, d. 1769. Son of Robert LOWRY & Anna SINCLAIR. He married Sarah CORRY, daughter of Colonel John CORRY & Sarah LESLIE. Galbraith LOWRY-Corry was baptised with the name of Galbraith LOWRY. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Tyrone in 1733. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Monaghan in 1743. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for County Tyrone between 1748 and 1768. On 1764 his name was legally changed to Galbraith LOWRY-Corry. He lived at Aheniss, Co. Fermanagh  Their son Amar LOWRY-CORRY became the First Earl of Belmount. SOURCE: http://www.thepeerage.com/p12957.htm#i129569 ..

[13] Michael DUFFY?

[14] Robert HAMILTON? This may not be the same man, but there was a Robert HAMILTON (1749-1830) who was born in Coleraine, County Londonderry, and was educated in Edinburgh where he became a doctor. After he had joined the army he wrote Duties of a Regimental Surgeon and also a paper on Influenza. He practised in Ipswich for ten years and died there. NOTE: A Robert HAMILTON is mentioned in the 1804 marriage settlement of Jane HAMILTON & Joseph OLIVER. He is quite possibly a brother.

SOURCE: http://www.ulsterbiography.co.uk/biogsH.htm

[15] Patrick MULLIGAN? In the poll books of 1826, there is a Patrick MULLIGAN of Magherdoherty – a townland just south of Marlacoo More.

[16] John MAXWELL. It is likely that one of his daughters married a HAMILTON, given the name James MAXWELL HAMILTON mentioned in the marriage jointure of 1804. There are also earlier MAXWELL-HAMILTON marriage links. The MAXWELLS of Fellows Hall show up in a lineage posted at: http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/mm4ae/MAXWELL03.htm

[17] Fellowshall also known as “Creamrum” in the Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh.

[18] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[19] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being beside Cornacarrow in the earlier lease thatthis lease refers to.

[20] Carnacara AKA Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen, Barony of Cremorne. is a townland on the northern border of the townland of Laragh, Co. Monaghan. It is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish. See Map:

[21] This is a confusing bit of business: Natural Lives of the same David OLIVER   Lessee and William OLIVER  Both Sons to said David OLIVER and Both Twins. Other leases have David described as the father and William and Joseph OLIVER as the twins.

[22] Galbraith LOWRY CORRY, b. 11 July 1706, d. 1769. Son of Robert LOWRY & Anna SINCLAIR. He married Sarah CORRY, daughter of Colonel John CORRY & Sarah LESLIE. Galbraith LOWRY-Corry was baptised with the name of Galbraith LOWRY. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Tyrone in 1733. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Monaghan in 1743. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for County Tyrone between 1748 and 1768. On 1764 his name was legally changed to Galbraith LOWRY-Corry. He lived at Aheniss, Co. Fermanagh  Their son Amar LOWRY-CORRY became the First Earl of Belmount. SOURCE: http://www.thepeerage.com/p12957.htm#i129569 ..

[23] Aughennis AKA Ahennis, Co. Fermanagh.

[24] John KILPATRICK of Killylea. James & John KILPATRICK  held a lease for ten years for Killylea in 1832 from Representatives of John MAXWELL. NOTE: A James KILPATRICK also held a lease on lands at Tullysarren where the Mullinture OLIVERs also held leases.

[25] John SCOTT It is of interest that LDS has a record of a William SCOTT who married an Isabella OLIVER in the Presbyterian Church of Drumbo, County Down. in 1720. Worth Checking out! A William SCOTT was also one of the Derry fighters in 1689 from Co. Monaghan. Both a William & a John SCOTT are mentioned in a 1718 DEED: 38-403-24787. A John SCOTT of Umgola is mentioned in a 1796  DEED: 510-33-328019 concerning OLIVERs as well as a 1797 DEED: 506-95-328017.

[26] David OLIVER. Given the citations in other leases, this is most likely the David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806), of Ballyrea dealing with his brother Joseph OLIVER. He would be the husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821. Of interest, Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg (likely another brother of David & Joseph) had a will probated in 1770- the year of this lease and a 1782 DEED: 360-236-242429 concerning Ballinahonebeg mentions a Benjamin OLIVER deceased. There also seems to be some sort of relationship to Arthur OLIVER of Ballynahonebeg and Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney (also connected to leases of Ballinahonebeg) as well as Andrew (from where?)

[27] Ballyrea, Parish of Armagh – a home to OLIVERs for more than one generation.

[28] Joseph OLIVER of Ballinhonebeg. If he is a son of William OLIVER and brother of David OLIVER then he was probably born 1726 (1st Armagh records) and died between 1789-96. Conjecture about death date is based on 1789 April 15 DEED # 505-49-322470 (which he signed) and 1796 April 1 DEED# 510-33-328019 (where he is described as “late of Ballinahonebeg.)

[29] AKA Ballynahonebeg, Parish of Lisnadill.

[30] Townland of Laragh, Parish of Agnnamullen. This is part of a series of leases dealing with these lands.

[31] Arthur OLIVER. I still cannot place him, but he also appears in leases dealing with the SEAVER family & Ballinahonebeg. There also seems to be some sort of relationship to Joseph OLIVER of Ballynahonebeg, David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Benjamin OLIVERof Lislooney (and connected to leases of Ballinahonebeg) as well as Andrew (from where?)

[32] Andrew PRENTICE? Of Dublin, Gent. He shows up in other deeds.

[33] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[34] Ballyrea is a townland in the Parish of Armagh and the home of David OLIVER (d. 1806) and his wife Susanna Walker (d. 1808) as well as the David OLIVER (d. 1800) that I cannot place who I suspect is an uncle of the former David OLIVER.

[35] Arthur OLIVER I still cannot place him, but he also appears in leases dealing with the SEAVER family & Ballinahonebeg. There also seems to be some sort of relationship to Joseph OLIVER of Ballynahonebeg, David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney (and connected to leases of Ballinahonebeg) as well as an Andrew OLIVER (need to follow up re: which one?)

[36] Ballinhonebeg, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh. There are many OLIVER family members whose names show up in connection to Ballinahonebeg.

[37] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being the Laragh beside Cornacarrow where David OLIVER (1725-1806) first signed a set of leases in 1764 to establish  mills.

[38] Carnacaraff AKA Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish. It is a townland on the northern border of the townland of Laragh, Co. Monaghan. See Map:

[39] Galbraith LOWRY CORRY, b. 11 July 1706, d. 1769. Son of Robert LOWRY & Anna SINCLAIR. He married Sarah CORRY, daughter of Colonel John CORRY & Sarah LESLIE. Galbraith LOWRY-Corry was baptised with the name of Galbraith LOWRY. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Tyrone in 1733. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Monaghan in 1743. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for County Tyrone between 1748 and 1768. On 1764 his name was legally changed to Galbraith LOWRY-Corry. He lived at Aheniss, Co. Fermanagh  Their son Amar LOWRY-CORRY became the First Earl of Belmount. SOURCE: http://www.thepeerage.com/p12957.htm#i129569 ..

[40] Creevey This is the townland known as Creevy (OLIVER) in the Parish of Donaghmoyne , Barony of Farney, Co. Monaghan. I need to learn more – why the townland bore the name “OLIVER”. It is about 2 km north of  Carrickmacross between the N2 & R180 ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF Donamoyne Parish. SEE: Ordnance Survey Map #35. It was a property of the Shirley family (SEE: PRONI: D/3531)

[41] Hon George Lord SHIRLEY NOTE: Need to look at PRONI Shirley papers. Absentee landlord SEE: http://www.shirleyassociation.com/NewShirleySite/NonMembers/Ireland/loughfea.html

[42] Ballymogonan. Possibly Ballymagowan, Parish of Clogher, CO. Tyrone.

[43] Dorone – I am guessing “Tyrone”.

[44] John MAXWELL Esq. Probably John MAXWELL of Fellows Hall (see Deed dated 1769, April 20). It is likely that one of his daughters married a HAMILTON, given the name James MAXWELL HAMILTON mentioned in the marriage jointure of 1804. There are also earlier MAXWELL-HAMILTON marriage links. The MAXWELLS of Fellows Hall show up in a lineage posted at: http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/mm4ae/MAXWELL03.htm

[45] Andrew PRENTICE. of Dublin, Gent. He shows up in many leases

[46] Joseph OLIVER of Ballinhonebeg. (Prob. born 1726 & died between 1789-1796)  If he is a son of William OLIVER and brother of David OLIVER then he was probably born 1726 (1st Armagh records) and died between 1789-96. Conjecture about death date is based on 1789 April 15 DEED # 505-49-322470 (which since he signed he would not be the son of David OLIVER (1725-1806) who would only be 5 years old in 1770.) Also pertinent is the 1796 April 1 DEED# 510-33-328019 (where he is described as “late of Ballinahonebeg.)

[47] Bryan BURNS of Laragh, farmer. He does not show up in the 1663 Monaghan Hearth Money Roll or the Irish Flax Growers List 1796. Margaret BURNS – a likely relative shows up in Griffiths at Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen while James Owen & Charles BURNS also show up in other townlands in the Parish of Aghnamullen.

[48] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being the Laragh beside Cornacarrow where David OLIVER (1725-1806) first signed a set of leases in 1764 to establish  mills.

[49] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[50] Loghigish Mill AKA Lough Eglish Mill

[51] Cornacariffe AKA Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen, Barony of Cremorne. It is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish.

[52] Cremorrand AKA Cremorne.

[53] Joseph OLIVER of Ballinhonebeg. If he is a son of William OLIVER and brother of David OLIVER then he was probably born 1726 (1st Armagh records) and died between 1789-96. Conjecture about death date is based on 1789 April 15 DEED # 505-49-322470 (which he signed) and 1796 April 1 DEED# 510-33-328019 (where he is described as “late of Ballinahonebeg.)

[54] Ballinhonebeg, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh. There are many OLIVER family members whose names show up in connection to Ballinahonebeg.

[55] Galbraith LOWRY CORRY, b. 11 July 1706, d. 1769. Son of Robert LOWRY & Anna SINCLAIR. He married Sarah CORRY, daughter of Colonel John CORRY & Sarah LESLIE. Galbraith LOWRY-Corry was baptised with the name of Galbraith LOWRY. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Tyrone in 1733. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Monaghan in 1743. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for County Tyrone between 1748 and 1768. On 1764 his name was legally changed to Galbraith LOWRY-Corry. He lived at Aheniss, Co. Fermanagh  Their son Amar LOWRY-CORRY became the First Earl of Belmount. SOURCE: http://www.thepeerage.com/p12957.htm#i129569 .

[56] Ahenis, Co. Tyrone. Curiously, there is an Aghenis, Parish of Aghaloo, CO. Tyrone (which agrees with this lease which situated the townland in Tyrone – yet the information that I have found about LOWRY-CORRY indicates Ahennis, Co. Fermanagh. I do not know if there have been boundary changes so that both may be true.

[57] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806) of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh, husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[58] Ballyray AKA Ballyrea, Parish of Armagh, Co. Armagh.

[59] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being the Laragh beside Cornacarrow where David OLIVER (1725-1806) first signed a set of leases in 1764 to establish  mills.

[60] Laragh & Cornacarrow, both in the Parish of Aughnamullen are just to the south of Lough Eglish.

[61] Edmond McMAHON possibly related to Thomas and/or Owen McMAHON

[62] William OLIVER (1764-1844) twin son of David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806) of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh, and Susannah WALKER (d. Mar 1808, Ballyrea).

[63] Joseph OLIVER (1764-1844) twin son of David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806) of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh, and Susannah WALKER (d. Mar 1808, Ballyrea).

[64] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806) of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh, husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[65] Ballyrea, Parish of Armagh, Co. Armagh.

[66] Robert JACKSON Of interest is the fact that he was also involved in DEED: 285-617-190992  in 1772 with the SEAVERs of Ballinahonebeg – a townland that also involved OLIVERs in other leases. Also DEED: 360-236-242429  in 1772 which involved Arthur OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg and Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney. In Deed 313 580 211019 Jan 27 1777 he is described as a linen draper of Armagh. In other deeds a Robert JACKSON is described as being of Woodvale or Ballynewry.

[67] Creevy. This is the townland known as Creevy (OLIVER) in the Parish of Donaghmoyne , Barony of Farney, Co. Monaghan. I need to learn more – why the townland bore the name “OLIVER”. It is about 2 km north of Carrickmacross between the N2 & R180 ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF Donamoyne Parish. SEE: Ordnance Survey Map #35. It was a property of the Shirley family (SEE: PRONI: D/3531). NOTES from Roisin Lafferty: There are two Creevy townlands: “Creevy Oliver” and  “Creevy Swinbourne”. Local lore suggests that the land was given to two of Cromwell’s soldiers  - Oliver and Swinbourne. There are Swinbourne families still in the area. The entire area of South Monaghan, Barony of Farney was given to Essex in the late 1500s. He had no heir and the property passed to his sister's sons and divided in half, one half given to Lord Bath and the other to Shirleys.  Creevy is not far from Laragh  and is in the Carrickmacross area.

[68] Thomas JOHNSTON of Armagh. There are close to a 100 records of Thomas JOHNSTON in freeholders records, but the ones that seem most likely are PRONI D/1928/F/103 and D/1928/F/46 & 47. These show a lease for a Thomas JOHNSTON resident in Armagh with lands and houses at Mullaghbrack registered April 6, 1812. He may be a son of John JOHNSTON of Woodvale (see 1830 Indenture between Elizabeth JACKSON & James JACKSON) a prominent Armagh land owning family. George JOHNSTON & Joseph JOHNSTON & Samuel JOHNSTON are named in other OLIVER leases. There may be a familial connection.

[69] James NEILSON of Ballyrea. I can’t find him in PRONI Freeholder Records.

[70] David OLIVER (1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[71] Susanna OLIVER née WALKER. There is an internment record at St. Marks for a Susanna OLIVER of Ballyrea dated March 24, 1808. This matches with the newspaper account: Belfast Newsletter March 29, 1808: At Ballyrea, near Armagh. During the course of a long life, she fulfilled the duties of a daughter, wife and parent with undeviating propriety: as she lived beloved and esteemed so will her death be long regretted not only by her family and friends but by the neighbouring poor, to relieve whose distress her heart was always alive and hand open.

[72] Ballyrea is a townland in the Parish of Armagh, County Armagh.

[73] Thomas WALKER of Ballydonagh in the County of Antrim farmer

[74] Ballydonagh AKA Ballydonaghy, Parish of Camlin, Co. Antrim

[75] Leonard WALKER He is listed in the Antrim Deputy Check Book of 1776 as the freeholder of Ballydonaghy as well as resident there. SOURCE: PRONI D/1364/L/1. It would seem that he had recently died and going by the context, he is a good candidate to be the father of Susanna WALKER. There is no record in the Index of Irish Wills by Enneclann. There is a graveyard at Ballydonaghy

[76] Parish of Glenavy, Manor of Killuta

[77] Francis WHILLA. I could not find WHILLA in either the Enneclann Will indeces nor in PRONI Freeholders lists. Son of of George WHILLA and probably Frances STEEL

[78] Elinor WHILLA Daughter of George WHILLA and probably Frances STEEL

[79] George WHILLA Father of son Francis & daughter Elinor WHILLA

[80] Francis STEEL

[81] William STEEL. The name occurs often in PRONI Freeholders Lists, but not in relation to Ballydonaghy.

[82] Lord Baron CONWAY

[83] Isabella Leonard WALKER No record in Enneclann Will indeces.

[84] Edward IRWIN of the City of Dublin

[85] John SHEPHERD of the City of Dublin Gent

[86] Thomas LLOYD of the City of Dublin

[87] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[88] Ballyrea is a townland in the Parish of Armagh, County Armagh.

[89] William OLIVER (1764-1844). Since William married in 1809, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Laragh.

[90] Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) . Since Joseph married in 1804, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Tullymore

[91] Benjamin OLIVER. We do not know when (or even if) Benjamin OLIVER married. He d. Bet 1837-1840 at Ballyrea. A Mary OLIVER died March 11, 1834 at age 7 at Ballyrea and she may have been a descendant.

[92] George CRAWFORD SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches James H. & Peadar Murnane. 1999. p. 262. “In 1796 Lord Belmont of Coole Castle Co. Fermanagh assigned 400 acres of land in the townlands of Laragh and Cornacarriff (sic) to George CRAWFORD of Cherryvale, linen draper, then in his possession on a yearly lease. … Crawford remained in possession of the bleaching mill and green, possibly on a renting basis. He was declared bankrupt on the representations of David McTEAR for outstanding rent in 1804.” p. 263 “Crawford was a United Irishman”. p. 326  He sheltered William HAMILTON of Enniskillen, a talented public speaker who could draw large groups to hear him expound on the objectives of the United movement and on Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man”. He would have recruited large numbers of Defenders into the ranks of the United Irishmen.” NOTE: These are the same mills that in 1844 would be taken over by the McKEAN family, friends of the JACKSONs of Creggan. NOTE: The Cherry Vale mill at Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from Laragh in the south into Lough Eglish. For Bankruptcy document dated May 26, 1804 see: PRONI D/199/30

[93] Thomas LIVINGSTONE of City of Armagh. He is mentioned in other leases.

[94] Thomas McMAHON – possibly related to Edmond McMAHON DEED: ?

[95] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[96] Ballyrea is a townland in the Parish of Armagh, County Armagh.

[97] William OLIVER (1764-1844). Since William married in 1809, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Laragh.

[98] Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) . Since Joseph married in 1804, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Tullymore

[99] Benjamin OLIVER. We do not know when (or even if) Benjamin OLIVER married. He d. Bet 1837-1840 at Ballyrea. A Mary OLIVER died March 11, 1834 at age 7 at Ballyrea and she may have been a descendant.

[100] Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River leaves Lough Eglish and flows south to Laragh.

[101] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being beside Cornacarrow in the earlier lease thatthis lease refers to.

[102] George CRAWFORD SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches James H. & Peadar Murnane. 1999. p. 262. “In 1796 Lord Belmont of Coole Castle Co. Fermanagh assigned 400 acres of land in the townlands of Laragh and Cornacarriff (sic) to George CRAWFORD of Cherryvale, linen draper, then in his possession on a yearly lease. … Crawford remained in possession of the bleaching mill and green, possibly on a renting basis. He was declared bankrupt on the representations of David McTEAR for outstanding rent in 1804.” p. 263 “Crawford was a United Irishman”. p. 326 He sheltered William HAMILTON of Enniskillen, a talented public speaker who could draw large groups to hear him expound on the objectives of the United movement and on Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man”. He would have recruited large numbers of Defenders into the ranks of the United Irishmen.”  NOTE: These are the same mills that in 1844 would be taken over by the McKEAN family, friends of the JACKSONs of Creggan. NOTE: The Cherry Vale mill at Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River leaves Lough Eglish and flows south to Laragh. For Bankruptcy document dated May 26, 1804 see: PRONI D/199/30

[103] William OLIVER (1764-1844). Since William married in 1809, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Laragh.

[104] Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) . Since Joseph married in 1804, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Tullymore

[105] Benjamin OLIVER. We do not know when (or even if) Benjamin OLIVER married. He d. Bet 1837-1840 at Ballyrea. A Mary OLIVER died March 11, 1834 at age 7 at Ballyrea and she may have been a descendant.

[106] Ballyrea is a townland in the Parish of Armagh, County Armagh.

[107] Thomas CRAWFORD, son of George CRAWFORD b. 1768 (birth date inferred from lease dated Dec 13, 1775 SOURCE: The Rise & Fall of a Village Industry Cornacarrow & Laragh Mills 1775-1925. Mary Frances Kerley. 2007 Unpublished paper.

[108] Cherry Vale was a residence in the townland of Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen,  Co. Monaghan

[109] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being beside Cornacarrow in the earlier lease thatthis lease refers to.

[110] Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish. It is in Aghnamullen Parish, CO. Monaghan.

[111] Joseph FLEMMING Land Surveyor

[112] George CRAWFORD SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches James H. & Peadar Murnane. 1999. p. 262. “In 1796 Lord Belmont of Coole Castle Co. Fermanagh assigned 400 acres of land in the townlands of Laragh and Cornacarriff (sic) to George CRAWFORD of Cherryvale, linen draper, then in his possession on a yearly lease. … Crawford remained in possession of the bleaching mill and green, possibly on a renting basis. He was declared bankrupt on the representations of David McTEAR for outstanding rent in 1804.” p. 263 “Crawford was a United Irishman”. p. 326 “He sheltered William HAMILTON of Enniskillen, a talented public speaker who could draw large groups to hear him expound on the objectives of the United movement and on Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man”. He would have recruited large numbers of Defenders into the ranks of the United Irishmen.” NOTE: These are the same mills that in 1844 would be taken over by the McKEAN family, friends of the JACKSONs of Creggan. NOTE: The Cherry Vale mill at Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish. For Bankruptcy document dated May 26, 1804 see: PRONI D/199/30

[113] The Mill of Lough Eglish is right beside the river flowing into Lough Eglish.

[114] Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) . Since Joseph married in 1804, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Tullymore

[115] William OLIVER (1764-1844). Since William married in 1809, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Laragh.

[116] Benjamin OLIVER We do not know when (or even if) Benjamin OLIVER married. He d. Bet 1837-1840 at Ballyrea. A Mary OLIVER died March 11, 1834 at age 7 at Ballyrea and she may have been a descendant.

[117] David McTEAR (1765-1840) - a merchant from Hazelbank, Newtownabbey, was buried in Belfast. He took over possession after George CRAWFORD’s bankruptcy in 1801. The Rise & Fall of a Village Industry Cornacarrow & Laragh Mills 1775-1925. Mary Frances Kerley. 2007 Unpublished paper. His Hazelbank house was bought in 1796 and was destroyed after a terrorist attack in 1972. SOURCE: Heritage walking trails in Newtownabbey.

[118] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being beside Cornacarrow in the earlier lease thatthis lease refers to.

[119] Cornecarr AKA  Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish. It is in Aghnamullen Parish, Co. Monaghan.

[120] George SLOAN

[121] Alexander DAVIDSON was married to Mary CUNNINGHAM, daughter of William CUNNINGHAM of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, a family extensively involved in the milling business. SOURCE: The Rise & Fall of a Village Industry Cornacarrow & Laragh Mills 1775-1925. Mary Frances Kerley. 2007 Unpublished paper.

[122] Patrick McCLELLAND. In 1808, twins David & Susanna were born to Patrick McCLELLAND of Laragh. SOURCE: Full Circle  p. 42. These names are almost certainly an echo of the names of his wife’s parents. A Thomas McCLELLAND of Laragh was still an elder of 1st Ballybay in 1842

[123] Ballybay is a town in Monaghan where many ancestors in our family trees come from or pass through.

[124] Margaret OLIVER, daughter of David OLIVER of Ballyrea and sister of Joseph & William OLIVER. Her mother’s name was possibly Susanna. who died in 1808 after a long life (SOURCE: Belfast Newsletter).

[125] David OLIVER. Just to confuse us, there are two David OLIVERs of Ballyrea who had wills probated – one in 1800, the other in 1807. I suspect that they are father and son. I have yet to find the wills.

[126] Ballyrea is a townland in the Parish of Armagh, County Armagh.

[127] John McCLELAND. 1st Ballybay Presbyterian Church has a tombstone that is almost certainly connected to this family. What is even more interesting, is that it is right beside the graves of James OLIVER  (Abt 1741-1826) and Margaret OLIVER of Augnamullen and descendants.  The stone reads: Here lyeth the body of Samuel McCLELAND of Laragh w.d. 5th March 1805, a 79 years; also Samuel McClelland, son to John McClelland of Ballibay w.d.t.l. January 1808, a. 15 years. Also Jane McClelland wife of John McClelland of Ballibay w.d.t.l. 18th February 1818 a. 77 years. SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches. p. 127. NOTE: On the other side of this grave is likely another family connection: Mary McCULLAGH, and her husband David McCULLAGH (1769-1824). Her second husband was William HANNA of Ballibay. Also, in 1812, John McCLELLAND (treasurer of the poor money) was one of the elders of the church during John MORELL’s ministry along with Thomas McCLELLAND. SOURCE: Full Circle, p. 41. A Thomas McCLELLAND of Laragh was still an elder of 1st Ballybay in 1842 SOURCE: Transcription of church records thanks to Wendy JACK.

[128] Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837), brother of Margaret and William and son of David OLIVER (1725-1806)

[129] William OLIVER (1764-1844), brother of Margaret & Joseph and son of David OLIVER (1725-1806)

[130] Nappagh, Parish of Tullycorbet, Co. Monaghan

[131] Rev. Dr. Henry LESLIE. The LESLIE family had married into the OLIVER family. (Nathaniel LESLIE (son of William LESLIE) m. Martha OLIVER and they had a son, David LESLIE. Martha was a sister of the William OLIVER (Abt. 1764-Abt. 1844) who married Mary Anne HYDE.
 In the middle of the 19th century Rev. Henry LESLIE, rector of Tandragee,  Co. Down, purchased an estate in Ballybay and eventually became landlord  of most of the town. Extracts from a Ballybay Scrapbook-

[132] Tandragee, Co. Armagh. Since the above footnote indicates Co. Down, I wonder if the parish borders changed.

[133] John LEE. There is an 1807 deed between Joseph OLIVER of Tullymore and Joseph Lee, Innkeeper of Armagh. The relationships between the two families are currently unknown, but there are some enticing clues about where to look next. In 1797 there was an Armagh Presbyterian record of a son James OLIVER LEE born to John LEE and Margaret OLIVER. To increase the intrigue, in BRADSHAW'S 1819 DIRECTORY FOR ARMAGH CITY there was also a mention of OLIVER LEE, ironmonger of Thomas Street. Interestingly, there was also a William OLIVER, farmer of Thomas Street mentioned in this directory. This address is of interest because there was an Andrew OLIVER of Thomas Street who had a lease dated 1774 that was renewed in 1793. This Andrew OLIVER was described as a chandler. The occupation of chandler also comes up for another OLIVER in another deed.

[134] Alexander McCLELAND? There is an Alexander McCLELLAND who turns up in the Ballyalbany Presbyterian Church records. His wife is Jean LOWDEN of Corness and their 1st daughter Elizabeth was born in 1808. Their 1st son William was born in 1815.

[135] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being beside Cornacarrow in the earlier lease thatthis lease refers to.

[136] John LEES

[137] John & James LEE. Whether these are sons of the first John LEE, I do not know.

[138] Rev. John McCREERY? The CREERY family had extensive flour mills in Tandragee.

[139] WILSON?

[140] Ballalley?

[141] Patrick McCABE?

[142] Dr. McMURRAY? The McMURRAY family of Co. Monaghan  is in the family tree in a few places.  The Will probates of Clogher list an Andrew McMURRAY of Ballybay in 1822. An Andrew McMURRAY married Elizabeth McCULLAGH (b. abt 1730). Also, an Andrew McMURRAY of Caddagh, Ballybay married a Sarah OLIVER (b. abt 1789) daughter of Thomas OLIVER & Margaret McCLELLAND. There is also a John McMURRAY of Caddagh who died in 1830. I expect him to be related.

[143] MORROW?

[144] Samuel McCLELLAND. According to the tombstone inscription, he died at age 15 in January 1808 (therefore born 1793), a son of John McCLELLAND of Ballibay. This would mean the original lease had been made in 1802.

[145] Margaret McCLELLAND – Sister of Samuel MCCLELLAND and daughter of John McCLELLAND of Ballybay.

[146] Hugh McCLELLAND. Brother of Samuel McCLELAND and son of John McCLELLAND of Ballybay.

[147] Nappage also named Nappagh, a townland

[148] Thomas McCLELLAND? Of Nappagh, Co. Monaghan Linene Draper.

[149] Benjamin OLIVER. I wonder if he is the Benjamin of Lislooney or of Ballyrea or both?

[150] Rev William HUTCHISON. He witnesses other OLIVER deeds. Since there is a William Scott HUTCHISON who married a Mary Anne WALKER and they had children at Ballyrea, I suspect that the Rev. William HUTCHISON may have been his father or else there is some other familial connection.

[151] Ballyrath is a townland in the Parish of Armagh, Co. Armagh. It is on the western border of Tullymore, home of Joseph OLIVER.

[152] Robert LIVINGSTON. His name appears on other Deeds.

[153] William OLIVER (1764-1844). Son of David OLIVER (1725-1806)

[154] Mary Anne HYDE was the wife of Clarendon HYDE who was the son of John HYDE & Mary WILDE. Of interest is that although their marriage took place April 9, 1755 in Leicester, England both of his family names are ones that were also rooted in Monaghan. The profession of surgeon is interesting as Oscar WILDE’s father (Sir William WILDE of Co. Monaghan) was a medical doctor.

[155] PRO Will Probate Ref: Prob 11/1299

[156] George ROCHE of Warrenpoint, Co. Down

[157] David TOMB of City of Dublin Gent

[158] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being beside Cornacarrow, a townland in the earlier lease that this lease refers to.

[159]   Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish.

[160] Derryhaw, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh is a townland that has other deeds relating to Joseph OLIVER, brother of William OLIVER (1764-1844). The property is referred to at the time of Joseph’s marriage to Jane HAMILTON in 1804 (DEED: 367-358-381119). At the time there was 87 acres, a farm and a bleaching mill. Joseph’s second wife Catherine also is mentioned in connection with Derryhaw in a deed.  A Joseph OLIVER had a flax mill there in the mid-1800s (Valuation Mill Books) – but I do not know how he fits in. SOURCE: The Millers and their Mills of Ireland of about 1850. A list compiled by William E. Hogg. 1997. Self published. Sandy Cove, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Also an Eliza Jane age 40 Armagh died 17 Aug 1864 at Derryhaw (therefore born abt 1824). She was described as a spinster and a labourer. Margaret OLIVER was present at her death and described as an occupier, of Derryhaw. It is not impossible that this was a line of the family that was brought low by the consequences of the mid-century famine.

[161] Ballyrea, Co. Armagh was the long time home of the OLIVERs.

[162] Wm. FORREST of Warrenpoint, Co. Down Gent.

[163] Robert TURNER of Warrenpoint, Co. Down Gent.

[164] Nathaniel LESLIE husband of Martha OLIVER (who was a sister of Benjamin, Joseph, William & Margaret OLIVER – all children of David OLIVER (1725-1806) & Susanna WALKER (d. 1808)

[165] Leslie Hall, Co. Armagh? I thought that Leslie Hall was in Co. Monaghan.

[166] Joseph OLIVER (1765-1837). This is just a year before his death. Curiously, if I am right about him also being the Joseph OLIVER at Tullymore, I would have thought that would have been his residence at this time.

[167] Benjamin OLIVER, brother of Joseph OLIVER. We do not know when (or even if) Benjamin OLIVER married. He died bet 1837-1840 at Ballyrea. A Mary OLIVER died March 11, 1834 at age 7 at Ballyrea and she may have been a descendant.

[168] Ballyrea, Co. Armagh was the long time home of the OLIVERs.

[169] David LESLIE, son of Nathaniel LESLIE & Martha OLIVER

[170] Drumcanver AKA Drumacanver, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh

[171] William LESLIE, father of Nathaniel LESLIE.

[172] Manor of Loghey [?] Barony & Co. of Armagh I don’t know where this is.

[173] Camack & Henry MAHALLAM  This is a strange enough name that I suspect a transcription error. Possibly McCALLUM?

[174] Bernard McCARTEN Co. Monaghan.

[175] Thomas REILLY, Co. Monaghan.

[176] William OLIVER (1764-1844). Son of David OLIVER (1725-1806)

[177] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being beside Cornacarrow in the earlier lease thatthis lease refers to.

[178] Joseph OLIVER b. after 1809 – son of William OLIVER (1764-1844) and Mary Anne HYDE.

[179] Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) son of David OLIVER

[180] William OLIVER (1764-1844), son of David OLIVER

[181] Benjamin OLIVER, brother of Joseph & William OLIVER. We do not know when (or even if) Benjamin OLIVER married. He d. Bet 1837-1840 at Ballyrea. A Mary OLIVER died March 11, 1834 at age 7 at Ballyrea and she may have been a descendant.

[182] David LESLIE, son of Nathaniel LESLIE & Martha OLIVER

[183] David OLIVER (prob 1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.

[184] Joseph OLIVER b. after 1809 – son of William OLIVER (1764-1844) of Laragh and Mary Anne HYDE.

 

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