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Three of the four deeds referenced had already been posted, although footnotes have been updated. There is no doubt that these OLIVERs are related directly to the OLIVERs of Ennislare and Killynure and hence in all liklihood to the OLIVERs of Mullinture. Please regard this as a page in progress.
Sharon Oddie Brown. December 7, 2007
Updates: September 1, 2015. Links added, and new info on Andrew Bradford OLIVER.

 

The OLIVER presence in the townland of Brootally

 

Brootely, AKA “Brootally”, is in the Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh . This parish is between the parisheds of Lisnadill & Tynan where there were a number of leases to OLIVERs. It is on the northern side of the road to Monaghan, about 3 km south west of Killinure. The land was leased by members of the OLIVER family who held leases to both Killynure & Brootally.

 

·       The OLIVERs are notably not present at Brootally in the 1663 Hearth Money Roll records. Their leases would have post-dated these records)

 

Edmond 
McCartan 
Brutuly 
Phillipp 
McKennaty 
Brutuly
William 
O'Heny 
Brutuly
Teage 
O'Kynan 
Brutuly

 

·       In 1706, a William OLIVER had a lease at Brootally. NOTE: I cannot source this fact at present. Where I got it, is a mystery. Still, I suspect it is correct and that he was William OLIVER (b bef 1700), husband of Elizabeth HARDY (b abt 1700). He also held several leases in several townlands in Co. Armagh and Co. Monaghan, all part of his far-flung farming and linen enterprises.

·       In 1781 Nov 7, 53 acres in Broottally held by Elizabeth CLOGHER were leased to William OLIVER (presumably a subsequent generation of the first WIlliam OLIVER). He is likely the William OLIVERS b. in the 1720s or 30s from Farmacaffley (referred to in the Armagh Hearth Rolls of 1663 as SherranmcAghully) & later from the bordering townland of Ennislare.

·       1804 Jan 14 ROD: 501-156-376345 is a deed involving Benjamin OLIVER of Ennislare and bog-cutting rights to the bog at Farnalay, as is granted by the lease of said premises made by Dillon Pollard of Castle Pollard. Farnalay is a townland on the southern border of Brootally. NOTE: Keep eyes open for Farnalay.

  • 1804 Mar 22 Andrew Oliver of Brookley [sic-  Broottally] married Anne Hanna of Tereskane [Quigley note: between Drumsallan and Armagh but in Eglish Parish] on 22 March 1804. SOURCE: A Rev William Quigley wrote to Maria Beattie in 2005 with some notes from Drumsallan Church, Parish of Eglish. He found this in the marriage registers.

·       In 1832, a William OLIVER resident in Enagh held a lease at Brootally. SOURCE: PRONI. ARM/5/2/17 Freeholders Records.

·       By 1832, the lands were leased by ARMSTRONG and owned by Maxwell Close, Esq. NOTE: Look for an ARMSTRONG-OLIVER marriage – just in case. See also probates beneath.

·       The 1843 May 18 deed holds particular interest because the Andrew Coulter BRADFORD mentioned was the brother-in-law of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) . The marriage settlement referenced in the deed was that of Andrew Bradford OLIVER (1818-1877) and Anne HANNA (abt 1822-1891). She was his 2nd wife. He lost the land in the post-famine years. In 1853 Oct 22, the case concerning his insolvency was heard: Andrew OLIVER, Killilea, formerly of Brootally.

·       In 1853 James OLIVER (farmer) and in 1854 William OLIVER of “Brootally” had wills probated (SOURCE: CD 132 LDS All Ireland Probates”). These were both uncles of Andrew Bradford OLIVER.

·       A will of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentions a brother called “James”. He also had a brother William (1765-1854).

 

  • Armagh Probates for Brootally (NOTE: Most of these family names - OLIVERS excepted - are still there in the 1901 Census):

 

LastName

1stName

Date

Doc

Townland

Notes

Armstrong

Andrew

1796

W

Brootally

 

Armstrong

James

1741

W

Brootally

 

Grimley

Peter

1828

W

Brootally

 

Grimley

Peter

1830

AB

Brootally

farmer

Hanson

James

1828

AB

Brootally

farmer

Hanson

James

1828

W

Brootally

 

Oliver

James

1853

AB

Brootally

farmer
NOTE: He was a son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL.

Oliver

James

1853

W

Brootally

 

Oliver

William

1854

W

Brootally

 

Oliver

William

1854

AB

Brodally

farmer NOTE: He was a son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL.

Graham

Michael

1829

AB

Brootaly

farmer

Clougher

William

1776

W

Brootley

 

Feaghan

Peter

ND

W

Brootley

listed in 1808

Gormly

Owen

1757

W

Brootley

 

Sproul

Anne

1828

W

Brootley

 


  • Freeholder records for Brootally:

Armstrong

Andrew

T/808/14961

Oct 3, 1839

Armstrong

James

T/808/14961

Oct 3, 1839

Armstrong

James

ARM/5/2/17

Oct 24, 1832

Armstrong

Mathew

ARM/5/2/17

Oct 24, 1832

Armstrong

Robert

ARM/5/2/17

Oct 24, 1832

Hanson

John

ARM/5/2/17

Oct 24, 1832

Hanson

John

T/808/14961

Oct 3, 1839

Mills

James

T/808/14961

Oct 3, 1839

Mills

James

ARM/5/2/17

Oct 24, 1832

Sproule

John

ARM/5/2/17

Oct 24, 1832

1781 Nov 7
DEED: 370-333-251896
Robert MAXWELL - William OLIVER

NOTE:  See also Deed 474-175-2999375 June 20, 1793.

A Memorial of an indenture of lease bearing date the Seventh day of Novr. One thousand  seven hundred and eighty one between Robert MAXWELL [1] of Fellowshall [2] in the County of Armagh Esq of the one part and  Wm OLIVER [3] of Ennisbarr [4]   in the parish and County of Armagh farmer of the other part. Whereby  the said Robert Maxwell for the Considn in said Lease mentioned did Demise Grant and sett and to farm let all that and those that part of the Townland of Brootely [5] late in possession of Elizabeth Clogher [6] and now in his possession as the same is now measured and bounded situate lying and being in the Manod [Manor?]or Belleagh parish of Derrynoose Barony and County of Armagh Containing by estimation Fifty-three acres English or Statute measure be the same more or less with the Appurts. To hold to the said Wm OLIVER his Execos Admons and Assigns from the first day of Novr then Inst for the term of Nineteen years at and under the yearly rent of  thirty pounds nine Shillings and Sixpence with Twelve pence a pound receivers fees and duties therein mentioned with clauses of distress and reentry and other Clauses Common and usual between Landlord and Tenant And the said lease doth therin Contain a Covenant of  Toties Quoties [7] for the Considn of a fine proportionable to be paid to the said Robert MAXWELL his heirs admons and assigns as he or they Shall pay to the provost and Fellows of Trinity College Dublin for renewing his Lease of which the Demised premis is a part  and also proportionable part of raised rent in case any additional rent shall hereafter be imposed by the said Lessors on the said Robt MAXWELL which said Indenture of Lease is witnessed by Maxwell Close [8] of Elmpark [9] in the County of Armagh Esq and Saml CUMING [10] of Keady [11] in the said County Gent and this Meml is witnessed by the said Sam CUMING and John Mosson [12] (or Molson) of the City of Armagh Gent . Will OLIVER seal. (Then legal phrases about the witnessing)

1793 June 20 DEED: 474-175-299375

OLIVER, William - OLIVER

NOTE: I should revisit Names registry of 1786-1793

 

SEE Also 1781 Nov 7 DEED 370-333-251896 for an earlier lease covering the same lands and interests.

NOTES:  Registered June 26 1793  between William OLIVER [13] sr. of Ennislare [14] in Parish & Co. of Armagh of the one part & William OLIVER jr. [15] of Ennislare.in said parish and Co. of Armagh of the other part ... Robert MAXWELL [16] of Fellowshall [17] , Co. Armagh leased 7 Nov 1781 to said Wm OLIVER sr. “All that and those that part of the town and land of Brootely [18] late in the possession of Elizabeth CLOGHER [19]   and then in the possession of the said William OLIVER senior containing by estimation 53 acres English statute measure be the same more or less together with an Irish good of turf Bog the whole situate lying and being in the Manor of Belleagh parish of Berrynoose [20] [sic?] Barony & County of Armagh and meared and bounded on the north by part of the townlands of Cormeen, Tullacallicky and Brootely on the east by Lisdrum, [?]oughees on the south and west by Brootely aforesaid as occupied and enjoyed by the said Elizabeth CLOGHER with the appurts. To hold unto the said William OLIVER sr ... for 19 years with a covenant of renewal Toties Quoties ... in consideration of £45 10s sterling to him paid by the said Wm. OLIVER jr did grant etc to Wm OLIVER jr. [21] above described lands. Witnessed by W?. OLIVER of City of Armagh, Chandler [22] ; John KERR [23] of Armagh , merchant. William OLIVER, [SEAL] in presence of Andrew OLIVER [24] & John KERR.

 

1801 July 8 DEED: 543-185-357805

OLIVER, William – McCULLAGH

NOTE: I must order this deed.

NOTE: Between William OLIVER [25] of the City of Armagh Soap Boiler and Chandler of the one part and Jane McCULLAGH [26] of Lissnamuddy [27] in the County of Armagh of the other part ... the said Wm OLIVER did demise to the said Jane McCULLAGH all that part of the town and lands of Brootely [28] in the County of Armagh in his possession held under the representatives of the late Robert MAXWELL [29] Esq. By deed ... 53 acres English measure paying the rent yearly of £32 ... and did demise and grant to Jane McCULLAGH & his assigns all that dwelling house, office and garden in New Street in the City of Armagh held under the representatives of the late Wm. JOHNSTON [30] , Gent which said leases and lands are held in perpetuity ... [hard to read] the said Wm. OLIVER did demise to her the said Jane McCULLAGH during her natural life. Yet nevertheless said Wm OLIVER is to have and receive all the rents ... of said premises during her natural life and after his decease the same is to go to her ... [hard to read] Richard WALSH [31] of the City of Armagh Book seller & Mary OLIVER [32] of Ennislare in said County. Witness: Richard WALSH. John RICHARD [33] , Chandler .

 

Deeds I have not looked at:

615-438-421766 Brootally & bog  1739-1810 MALLON-MAGERY

713-514-488249 Brootely & Bog  1811-1820 CLOGHER-O’HEAR

724-94-494429 Brootely & Bog  1811-1820 O’HEAR-HANSON

 

 

1843-8-159 1843 May 18

OLIVER, Andrew & William - HANNAH, John

NOTE: I must order this deed.

Deed of Settlement between Andrew OLIVER [34] of Brootally, Co. Armagh of the first part. William OLIVER [35] of Brootally, Co. Armagh, Uncle of the said Andrew OLIVER of the second part the said William OLIVER and Andrew Coulter BRADFORD [36] of Cavananore [37] in the Co of Louth former trustees named in a certain deed of assignment bearing date 2 Sept 1841 [38] of the third part. Anne HANNA [39] of Taraskane, Co. Armagh spinster, 3rd daughter of William HANNA [40] late of Taraskane [41] aforesaid farmer, deceased of the fourth part and John HANNA [42] of Taraskane (Faraskane?] aforesaid a trustee names and appointed to and for the several uses  .. of the 5th par. Whereby after reciting ... that a marriage was there intended to be shortly had and solemnized between the said Andrew OLIVER, therefore William OLIVER and Andrew Coulter BRADFORD granted to John HANNA Brootally lands .. 25 acres 3 roods 10 perches as described in the lease 1 Nov 1828 [43] between Maxwell CLOSE [44] of Elm Park [45] , Co. Armagh & James OLIVER [46] of Brootelly in parish of Derrynoose ... lands of Killylea [47] 18 acres 2 perches, parish of Tynan as described in the lease of 15 Aug 1830 [48] made between Sir James Maxwell STRONG [49] of Tynan House, Co. Armagh Bart & Henry Samuel CLOSE [50] & John Tew AMSTRONG [51] , both of the City of Dublin esq., executors of John MAXWELL [52] , late of Fellows Hall Co. Armagh of the one part and William OLIVER of the other part. Witnesses: William OLIVER [53] the younger of Brootelly, Co. Armagh, farmer & Saul HANNA [54] of Terreskane, City of Armagh , Farmer. Witness David SCARLETT [55] of Tynan, Co. Armagh .

          

 



[1] Robert Maxwell of Fellows Hall, Co. Armagh . Note: an earlier lease between OLIVERs & MAXWELLs is in a deed dated April 20, 1769. There are more notes on the family on that page.

[2] "Fellows Hall", Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh

[3] William OLIVER – I suspect he is the William OLIVER (1730-1816) of Ennislare, husband of Elizabeth STEEL & great-grandfather of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[4] Ennisbarr ; I suspect this should be Ennislare, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh

[5] Brootely, AKA “Brootally”, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh . This is a parish between Lisnadill & Tynan. In 1706, a William OLIVER may have had a lease here. In 1781, it was still held by a William OLIVER (presumably another generation). In 1804 an Andrew OLIVER of Brootally may have married an Anne HANNA. In 1853 James OLIVER (farmer) and in 1854 William OLIVER of “Brootally” had wills probated (SOURCE: CD 132 LDS All Ireland Probates”). This could mean at least 150 years of a continued OLIVER family presence in this townland. By 1832, the lands were leased by ARMSTRONG and owned by Maxwell Close, Esq. NOTE: Look for an ARMSTRONG-OLIVER marriage. A will of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentions a brother called “James”.

[6]   Elizabeth CLOGHER See also: Deed 713-514-488249 Brootely & Bog  1811-1820 CLOGHER-O’HEAR. NOTE: There was a will probate for a William CLOGHER of Brootelly in 1776.

[7] “Toties Quoties” A legal term meaning “As often as the thing shall happen”.

[8] Maxwell CLOSE of Elm Park married Mary MAXWELL, daughter of Robert MAXWELL of Fellows Hall and Grace LEAVENS. SOURCE: http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/mm4ae/maxwell03.htm

[9] Elmpark AKA, Mullaghatinny, Parish of Eglish. It is on the border of the townland of Killylea and is just a few townlands south west of Mullintur.

[10] Samuel CUMING of Keady?

[11] Keady, Parish of Keady, Co. Armagh

[12] John MOSSON of City of Armagh ?

[13] William OLIVER of Ennislare – I am assuming this is William OLIVER who married Elizabeth STEEL in 1757 and was the father of the Francis & William jr. mentioned in the deed.

[14] Ennislare, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh is on the southern border of Farmacaffley.

[15] Wm OLIVER jr. of Ennislare. Linen draper. Son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL.

[16] Robert MAXWELL

[17] Fellowshall, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh

[18] Brootely, AKA “Brootally”, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh . This is a parish between Lisnadill & Tynan. In 1706, a William OLIVER may have had a lease here. In 1781, it was still held by a William OLIVER (presumably another generation). In 1804 an Andrew OLIVER of Brootally may have married an Anne HANNA. In 1853 James OLIVER (farmer) and in 1854 William OLIVER of “Brootally” had wills probated (SOURCE: CD 132 LDS All Ireland Probates”). This could mean at least 150 years of a continued OLIVER family presence in this townland. By 1832, the lands were leased by ARMSTRONG and owned by Maxwell Close, Esq. NOTE: Look for an ARMSTRONG-OLIVER marriage. A will of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentions a brother called “James”.

[19] Elizabeth CLOGHER She is also mentioned in the 1781 lease involving the same lands and interests.

[20] This should be “Derrynoose”.

[21] Wm OLIVER jr. presumably a son of William OLIVER sr. & Elizabeth STEEL.

[22] Wm OLIVER of Armagh, Chandler . I need to order some deeds and check signatures. He could be either William OLIVER sr. or jr. or another one altogether.

[23] John KERR of Armagh merchant.

[24] Andrew OLIVER. It is tempting to wonder if he might be the Andrew OLIVER, Chandler of Armagh and perhaps related to the William OLIVER Chandler of Armagh .

[25] William OLIVER of Armagh, Soap Chandler . It is most likely that he is the son of the William OLIVER of Ennislare who married Elizabeth STEEL. NOTE: The lands mentioned are the same ones mentioned in the 1781 DEED: 370-333-251896 and 1793 DEED 474-175-299375. In these deeds, he is described as William jr.

[26] Jane OLIVER, daughter of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL married John McCULLAGH SOURCE:  1832 will of Benjamin OLIVER, her brother.

[27] Lissnamuddy. I do not know what this townland might be. Lissnamallard is a possibility.

[28] Brootely, AKA “Brootally”, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh . The parish of Derrynoose is between the parishes of Lisnadill & Tynan. In 1706, a William OLIVER may have had a lease here. In 1781, it was still held by a William OLIVER (presumably another generation). In 1804 an Andrew OLIVER of Brootally may have married an Anne HANNA. In 1853 James OLIVER (farmer) and in 1854 William OLIVER of “Brootally” had wills probated (SOURCE: CD 132 LDS All Ireland Probates”). This could mean at least 150 years of a continued OLIVER family presence in this townland. By 1832, the lands were leased by ARMSTRONG and owned by Maxwell Close, Esq. NOTE: Look for an ARMSTRONG-OLIVER marriage. A will of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentions a brother called “James” although other sources have him with only two brothers, William and Joseph.

[29] Robert MAXWELL – probably of Fellows Hall. NOTE:  See also 1781 Nov 7 DEED: 370-333-251896 and 1793, June 20 DEED 474-175-2999375. Of interest is that this is the same acreage that was deeded in 1781 between William OLIVER of Ennislare and William OLIVER jr.

[30] William JOHNSTON

[31] Richard WALSH, bookseller.

[32] Mary OLIVER of Ennislare. NOTE: I have no record of her. There is a Mary OLIVER, daughter of a William OLIVER b. Nov 17, 1722 in the First Armagh Presbyterian records. If this is her, she would be aged 81. Because of the illegibility of the transcript, I am unsure if the lease was for her life or if she was a signatory. She could also be a wife of one of the many OLIVER men living in Ennislare or nearby. There is also a Mary OLIVER born after 1764 who was a daughter of Joseph OLIVER (of Ballyrea and Ballynahonebeg) and probably Jane OATS. She is strong possibility.

[33] John RICHARD, Chandler . NOTE: The 1819 Directory of Armagh shows a John RICHARDSON as a chandler on Thomas Street . It may be significant that there was also a William OLIVER on Thomas Street at the same time and that also, there are connected leases showing an Andrew OLIVER, chandler.

[34] Andrew OLIVER of Brootally, Co. Armagh . It is likely that this is Andrew Bradford OLIVER (1818-1877), son of Benjamin OLIVER and Elizabeth BRADFORD and that this deed deals with a marriage that involved a first wife (he subsequently married Anne NORRIS some time before 1853).

[35] William OLIVER of Brootally, Co. Armagh . If he is an uncle of Andrew Bradford OLIVER, then he would be of Ennislare and likely the husband of Elizabeth BALLANTYNE.  I do not have a death date for him, but there was a probate for William OLIVER of Brootally for 1854, a farmer.

[36] Andrew Coulter BRADFORD (1788-1847) of Cavananore was the brother of Elizabeth BRADFORD and brother-in-law of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) of Ennislare & Killynure, Co. Armagh . He died unmarried.

[37] Cavananore, Co. Louth was the home of Mary Jane OLIVER (1821-1875), daughter of Benjamin OLIVER and Elizabeth BRADFORD.

[38] NOTE: What is this deed of assignment bearing date 2 Sept 1841?

[39] Anne HANNA married Andrew OLIVER at Eglish Parish on March 22, 1843. SOURCE: LDS. This date agrees with the date given in the Marriage Bonds Index of Armagh. It is possible she was b. DEC 1819   Eglish Parish, Armagh , Ireland . (SOURCE: LDS Batch C700811) and that her mother’s name was Martha and that she had siblings named Maria, William, Alicia, and Elizabeth – all christened at Eglish Parish.

[40] William HANNA d. bef 1843

[41] Taraskane AKA Terraskane, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh . In 1753 Armagh Freeholders lists it was known as Terryskean. PRONI D/1928/F/1B

[42] John HANNA possibly the brother of Anne HANNA.

[43] NOTE: Need to find this lease 1 Nov 1828

[44] Maxwell CLOSE of Elm Park married Mary MAXWELL, daughter of Robert MAXWELL of Fellows Hall and Grace LEAVENS. SOURCE: http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/mm4ae/maxwell03.htm

[45] Elmpark AKA, Mullaghatinny, Parish of Eglish. It is on the border of the townland of Killylea and is just a few townlands south west of Mullintur.

[46] James OLIVER of Brootelly. Following the earlier reasoning, he could be another uncle and he probably died in 1853. (Will probate for James OLIVER of Brootally). He was a farmer.

[47] Killylea, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh

[48] NOTE: Need to find this lease of 15 Aug 1830

[49] Sir James Maxwell STRONG of Tynan House, Co. Armagh Bart. He died on 11 Mar 1885, at the age of 73. He was a great one for hound racing. SOURCE: http://www.turtlebunbury.com/history/history_family/hist_family_stronge.htm

[50] Henry Samuel CLOSE of Dublin

[51] John Tew AMSTRONG of Dublin

[52] John MAXWELL, late of Fellows Hall Co. Armagh

[53] William OLIVER jun. b. 27 Jul 1828, son of William OLIVER and Elizabeth BALLANTYNE (if the earlier assumptions about his father are correct)

[54] Saul HANNA of Terreskane, City of Armagh , Farmer

[55] David SCARLETT of Tynan, Co. Armagh . NOTE: in 1819, a David SCARLETT was Master of the Primate’s Free School and lived at Rokeby Green, City of Armagh .

 

 

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