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CAUTION: There will undoubtedly be errors on this page. As I learn of them, I will endeavour to set them right. The family tree is based on data from nine deeds. Some of the deeds are included complete, some merely as notes. The deeds will also be posted on the deeds page so they can be seen in chronological context.

NAMES MENTIONED (in order of appearance in deeds): James NORRIS of Torreg; Charles NORRIS of Lardkeen; Andrew OLIVER of Tynan; Sarah OLIVER dau of Andrew; Margaret HAMILTON; Benjamin OLIVER of Farmacaffley; John CALDWELL; Robert BRENAN; William OLIVER of Ennislare; Frances OLIVER dau of William; Thomas WHALEY; James OLIVER of Ennislare; William OLIVER jr.; Frances PRINGLE; John & Samuel DOBBYN; William OLIVER jr. of Ennislare Linen draper; James OLIVER, linen draper; Robert MAXWELL of Fellowshall; Elizabeth CLOGHER; William OLIVER of Armagh Chandler; John KERR; Andrew OLIVER; Samuel CARSON; Thomas MOORHEAD; Dillon POLLARD; Richard McCONNELL of Mullavilla; Joseph McCONNELL of Maymount; Thomas APPLEBY; John CORNELL; Michael MAGEE; Benjamin KIDD; William JOHNSTON of Armagh; Arthur IRWIN; Catherine GRAHAM; James & William BARNES; ? MURPHY; Samuel KIDD; James OLIVER, linen draper; William oLIVER of Armagh Soap Chandler; Jane McCULLAGH née OLIVER; William JOHNSTON; Richard WALSH; Mary OLIVER of Ennislare; John RICHARD, Chandler; Leonard DOBBIN; John PRINGLE; Michael LYNCH; ? CORY or CORY ?; Arthur HUGHES; Michael McGEE; William CARSON.

OLIVERS OF FARMACAFFLEY  ENNISLARE AND KILLYNURE

 

  FAMILY TREE – hunches and all:

 

1 William OLIVER

·        My best guess is that he was a William – this is a hunch based on birth dates clustered in First Presbyterian Church that fit well with the known data from deeds.  (Need to edit OLIVERs of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh).

·        Another possibility is that he was the Andrew OLIVER of the Parish of Tynan whose daughter Sarah married NORRIS about the same time as William OLIVER married Elizabeth STEEL. (Based on DEED 111573).

·        It is also possible Andrew and William may have been brothers or cousins. I only mention these possibilities as places to keep ones eyes open.

·        On the basis of the continuity of property ownership, I suspect that the Andrew OLIVER of the 1664 Hearth Money Rolls resident at Farmacaffley is at least related, if not a direct ancestor.

·        I would expect that he was in the linen industry.

·        He is quite possibly related to one of the William OLIVERs of Mullintur – perhaps a cousin.

 

Born: Probably shortly before 1700 based on likely time of marriage

Died:

Married: Before 1724 (based on probable date of birth of son David)

..-2  -William OLIVER-. At the time of his marriage, he resided at Farmacaffley, Co. Armagh—NOTE: Farmacaffley is a townland that borders Ennislare on the one side & Ballynahonebeg on the other side. SOURCES include:

·        DEED: 299375 Wm OLIVER sr. to Wm OLIVER jr. lands in Brootally. Wm OLIVER jr. witnessed & William OLIVER & James OLIVER both of Ennislea (should this be Ennislare?), linen drapers signed.

·        DEED: 307174 Wm OLIVER of Ennislare & Frances OLIVER of Ennislare..

·        DEED:  307175 Wm. OLIVER of Ennislare jr. Linen draper. James OLIVER, Linen draper

 

Born: b Probably in the 1720s or 1730s (given his marriage in 1757) We do not have a date, but if his father lived in Ballyrea, he may have been born there.

Died: d: Possibly 1816 (SOURCE: CD LDS 132) At the time of death, he was described as “of Ennislare”.

Married: 27 Aug 1757 Elizabeth Steel of Drummad. SOURCE: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Church of Ireland, City of Armagh. NOTE: There is a townland of Drumadd in the Parish of Armagh which would have been nearby to Ennislare.  NOTE: A William STEEL had a holding in Dromadd and a residence at Dromogher SOURCE: PRONI Freeholders Records: D/1928/F/1B 1753 Co. Armagh Poll Book.

......-3  -Benjamin OLIVER At the time of his marriage he seems to have been living at Ennislare.

Born: Abt. 1765 -probably Ennislare, Co. Armagh. SOURCE: His tombstone gives his age of death as age 66 in 1831.

Died: 01 Jul 1831 in Killynure, Co. Armagh. SOURCE: Will probate.

Married: Abt. 1804 Elizabeth Bradford (She was b. 1785 in Probably Cavananore- d: 12 Jul 1825 in Probably Killynure)

...........-4  -William OLIVER It is probable that he was the “Soap boiler and chandler” of the City of Armagh (see DEED: 543-185-357805 dated July 1, 1801).

Born: Bef. 1811

Died: 15 Oct 1873 SOURCE: Will probate

Married: Never married SOURCE: Blin BROWN. Interestingly, there was another William OLIVER of Killinure who left a widow first name of Mary who died 24 Jun 1892. SOURCE: Will probate. I am guessing that this other William OLIVER was the son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth BALLANTYNE (see beneath).

...........-4  -Thomas OLIVER:

Born: Bef. 1813

Died: 04 May 1867 SOURCE:  Will probate.

Married: Never married SOURCE: Blin BROWN

...........-4  -Elizabeth OLIVER She is the mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON (and 9 others including my grandmother).

Born: 10 Apr 1815 in Probably Killinure, Co. Armagh

Died: d: 23 Oct 1903 in Probably Urker, Co. Armagh

Married: David Jackson-He was b: 04 Feb 1814 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh. They m: 07 Feb 1838 in 1st Ballybay Presbyterian Church. He d: 11 Nov 1889 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh

...........-4  -James OLIVER-

Born: Aft. 1815

Died: Bef. 1825

Married: Never married

...........-4  -Mary Jane OLIVER-

Born: 1821

Died: 03 Oct 1875 in Ballybay, Co Monaghan

Married: Never married.

...........-4  -Andrew Bradford OLIVER

Born: Aft. 1821 in Ireland

Died: Bet. 1874 - 1891

Married:  Before 1853 Anne NORRIS (She d: 29 Mar 1891 in Ballyscandle, Co. Armagh) SOURCE: Will probate.

…………5 –Margaret OLIVER

Born: 1853 SOURCE: Maria Beattie. She was age 28 at time of death

Died: 1881 Apr  14 SOURCE: OLIVER, Margaret late of Augharafin (AKA Aughrafin), Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh, Spinster d 14 April 1881.Will proved by Thompson Brown of Killinure, sole executor. Effects £364.5s.8d. NOTE: This townland is between Killylea, Parish of Tynan & Knockagraphy, Parish of Eglish – both townlands that figure in other OLIVER residences and/or leases.

Married: Never married

…………5 – Benjamin OLIVER SOURCE:  He is named in the will of Mary Jane OLIVER and also mentioned in a letter from Eliza OLIVER when his father contests the will of William OLIVER. Other than that, I know nothing. I suspect he may be the firstborn and he may have emigrated to Australia (see mention of grand-niece under notes on NORRIS).

Born:

Died:

Married:

…………5 –Andrew Coulter Bradford OLIVER

Born: Abt 1857- 1859

Died: 14 Jun 1899 at Ballybrockey, Co. Armagh (a townland near his mother’s residence at Ballyscandle)

Married: Never married.

......-3  -William OLIVER- NOTE: It is possible that this William OLIVER is the one who was not only a farmer and/or linen draper but also a tallow maker & chandler in Armagh City. I confess to confusion!

Born: of Ennislare

Died:

Married: Elizabeth Ballantyne-She was b: Abt. 1805 in Bellaghy, Eglish, Co. Armagh. They had a son William OLIVER b. July 27, 1818 SOURCE: St. Marks baptismal records.

......-3  -Jane OLIVER---

·        SOURCE; DEED: 357805 mentions Jane McCULLAGH of Lissnamuddy in the County of Armagh. I have yet to locate a townland of this name.

Born:

Died:

Married: John McCULLAGH SOURCE:  1832 will of Benjamin OLIVER.

......-3  -Frances OLIVER

Born:  Bef 1770  SOURCE:  DEED: 1790 Mar 10 485-366-307174. It would seem she was an adult at this time.

Died: Bef. 14 Jan 1837 Enagh, (probably Parish of Lisnadill), Co. Armagh.

Married: Unmarried (On her brother’s tombstone she has her maiden name – also her will probate describes her as spinster.)

 

......-3  -James OLIVER

Born: Aft 1757. (date of  parent’s marriage). He is mentioned in his brother Benjamin’s will. He may have been named after an uncle James.

Died:

Married:

......-3  -Elizabeth OLIVER---

..........--+William Vance--- NOTE: Her married name is mentioned on her brother Benjamin’s tombstone. The marriage of a William VANCE in the First Armagh Presbyterian records is a fit.

Born: Probably before 1780 (based on date of marriage).

Died:

Married: May 1, 1803 at First Presbyterian, Armagh.

..-2  -Joseph OLIVER Possibly born in Farmacaffley (the townland beside Ballinhonebeg) or Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. He is described as “Gent” and seems to have been in the linen business.

·        SOURCE: In Nov 21, 1770 when he witnessed Deed 283-214-183826 relating to lands at Laragh & David OLIVER (presumably his brother), he was resident at Ballinhonebeg, CO. Armagh.

·        SOURCE:  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.)

Born: Probably Feb 11, 1726/27

Died: Probably between 1789-1796 Ballynahonebeg, Co. Armagh

Married:

..-2  -Benjamin OLIVER-Possibly born in Farmacaffley (the townland beside Ballinhonebeg) or Ballyrea, Co. Armagh—

·        SOURCE: 1789 April 15 DEED: 505-49-322470 WILSON –OLIVER since he had the lands of Ballinahonebeg at the time mentioned in this deed (1765), he was likely an adult then.

·        There is a probate for a Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg in 1770.

·        In the 1782 Sept 7 DEED: 242429 concerning SEAVER-JACKSON and Ballinahonebeg mentions a Benjamin OLIVER deceased. This all seems to link up. It is also interesting that this is the same year that David OLIVER made his forays in leases at Laragh. There might be a connection. Perhaps a family death released some money? Perhaps both lands had complementary uses?

·        He may have married and had children. There are other OLIVERs at Ballinhonebeg that remain unaccounted for: Arthur & John OLIVER in particular.

Born:

Died: Probably 1770, Ballinahonebeg, Co. Armagh.

Married:

..-2  -David OLIVER-Possibly born in Farmacaffley (the townland beside Ballinhonebeg) or Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. NOTE: I will doing a page on David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh & his descendants. This is the line that ends up in Laragh, Co. Monaghan

Born: Probably 1725 SOURCE: First Armagh Presbyterian Church.

Died: Feb 1806

Married: Susanna WALKER bef 1764 (when the twins were recorded as being born in a deed).

 

DEEDS RELATING TO FARMACAFFLEY & ENNISLARE OLIVERS:

 

·        These two townlands are also beside Ballinhonebeg – so the deeds on that page are pertinent as well.

·        In 1754, a DEED # 166-289-111573 links the name of an Andrew OLIVER of the Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh and his daughter Sarah (who was to be married to Charles NORRIS of the Parish of Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone) with Ben OLIVER of Farmacaffly, Co. Armagh (who served as a witness to the deed). This will likely prove significant in leading us towards a better understanding of the links between the OLIVERs of Tyrone and the OLIVERs of Armagh. Bit by bit. (The deed is included beneath.)

 

It takes a little focus to follow this – but here goes. The Armagh Hearth Rolls of 1663 have a record of Andrew OLIVER at “SherranmcAghully” which was an earlier name for the townland we now know as “Farmacaffly”, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh. Given the continuity of the OLIVER name in conjunction with the townland of Farmacaffley, it would not be surprising if the 1754 Ben OLIVER of Farmacaffley were a grandson of the mid-1600s Andrew OLIVER, nor would it be surprising if Ben might turn out to be an brother of the Sarah who was given in marriage to Charles NORRIS. Certainly, Ben’s brother William’s birth would fit the expected time frame (given the date of marriage, I would look for a birth date of this Sarah OLIVER sometime around 1730s). At this point, this is conjecture, but it does give us a focus on where to look next.

 

Since the Parish of Tynan in Co. Armagh is bordered by the Parish of Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone, and since the borders of counties and parishes are often nothing more than lines on paper when it comes to farmers and family relations, it would not be surprising to see related OLIVERs in both counties.

 

1754, Feb 9 DEED: 166-289-111573. OLIVER, Andrew - NORRIS 1746-1758

NOTES: Memorial of a deed of article of marriage bearing date 22 Oct 1750 made by and between James NORRIS [1] of Torreg [2] & Charles NORRIS [3] of Lardkeen [4] both in the Parish of Aghalow, Co. Tyrone of the one part & Andrew OLIVER [5] Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh of the other part “witnesseth that whereas it appears by the said deed a marriage was intended between the said Charles NORRIS and Sarah OLIVER [6] , daughter to said Andrew OLIVER that this said James for and in consideration of his paternal love and affection to the said Charles and for and in consideration of the said marriage hath thereby given, granted and assigned over to the said Charles a full half or moiety of Larakeen with the Houses, Appurts and Improvements therein as then in his possession and also one half or moitie ... etc. “ Original lease held under Margaret HAMILTON [7] now Countess of Orrery ... Andrew besides the above specified portion intends to consider the said Sarah  as having a child’s part at his death and the said deed of which this is a memorial is witnessed by Ben OLIVER [8] of Farmacaffly [9] in the County of Armagh, farmer and by John CALDWELL [10] of Caledon [11] in the County of Tyrone, merchant of this Memorial is witnessed by the said John CALDWELL and by Robert BRENAN [12] of Glaslough [13] in the County of Monaghan (etc) sworn at Monaghan, Co. Monaghan 16 Oct 1753.

 

 

SOURCES FOR NORRIS

  1. I do not have a subscription (and therefore access), but the following notes look promising: W. H. J. WAR WORDS: "SPEARHEAD": "MOP UP." Notes and Queries, 1944; 187: 275 - 276. ......F.R.] of Caledon, Co. Tyrone, and David Boyd of City...town of Caledon,? Co. Tyrone, then, in possession...of said Mary Pringle, Charles Norris, , Oliver Norris, Cornelius...and all situate in Co. Tyrone To Hold to Thomas Lewins...... NOTE: This may mean that NORRIS-PRINGLE deed searches could be useful.
  2. 1829 Freeholders records show a Charles NORRIS of Caledon.
  3. Norris, John (c. 1547-1597) English soldier. He served in conflicts in the Low Countries, France, and Ireland, and in 1589 commanded, with Francis Drake, the fleet that ravaged the coasts of Spain and Portugal. He served in the Low Countries 1577-85, at the head of a party of English volunteers fighting on behalf of the States-General in their revolt against their Spanish rulers, and acted as ambassador to the Netherlands in 1588. In 1591 he served Henry IV of France in his conflict with the League in Brittany. He went to Ireland in 1597 to aid in reducing Tyrone. After fighting and negotiating with the O'Neills in Ulster and warring in Connaught, which he failed to pacify, he asked to be recalled. This was refused, but he was superseded in his military command.
  4. There is a photo of a Martha Eliza NORRIS in the Gilford Castle collection. The inscription on the back identifies her as a niece of the recipient (whoever that was). It would have to be a later generation – likely about 1860.
  5. LDS records have nothing. There was a Jane NORRIS, daughter of Robert NORRIS who was christened 1779, July 16 at Arboe, Co. Tyrone. There are also James NORRIS’s of Arboe, CO. Tyrone – but nothing in the early to mid-1700s.
  6. Mary Jane OLIVER refers in her will to Mary Jane NORRIS her “grandniece of Queensland”. This may mean that she was a married daughter of Benjamin OLIVER, the son of Andrew Coulter OLIVER. NOTE: Check to see if Benjamin OLIVER emigrated to Australia sometime after the death of his uncle William OLIVER in 1873 (according to a letter from Eliza JACKSON née OLIVER he seems to have been close enough to Urker to be supporting his father Andrew in the contesting of the will).
  7. Given naming conventions and proximity, it is likely significant that the Freeholders List for Dungannon Barony , Co. Tyrone 1795-98 has an Oliver NORRIS resident in Caledon who has a freehold in Knockaginney, Parish of Aghalow, Co. Tyone. He could very well be a son of Sarah OLIVER and Charles NORRIS

 

 

1790 Mar 10 DEED: 485-366-307174 OLIVER- WHALEY

NOTES: Wm OLIVER [14] of Ennislare [15] in parish & Co. Armagh & Francis OLIVER [16] of Ennislare ... Thomas WHALEY [17] of Dublin had leased on 10 Mar 1790 to Wm. OLIVER abt 31 acres of Ennislare “meared and bounded on the north by Farmacaffly [18] on the west by Townland of Err [19] . Witness William OLIVER & James OLIVER [20] both of Ennislea [21] , linen drapers. William OLIVER jr. [22] was the witness

 

 

1794 June 20 DEED: 485-366-307175 OLIVER, William - OLIVER Order copy to see signatures. (it was also cited as on p 368 which was wrong)

Between William OLIVER [23] of Ennislare [24] & Benjamin OLIVER [25] of Ennislare in Parish & County Armagh. “Whereas Mrs. Frances PRINGLE [26] late of Limepark in Co. Tyrone did buy indenture of lease bearing date 10 March 1784 demised with said William OLIVER all that part of the town and lands of Enagh [27] and Killynan [28] then in his possession being a part of those lands formerly held by John [29] and Sam DOBBYN [30] .... abt 57 acres in parish & County Armagh “meared and bounded on the North east and south by part of the townlands of Killynure and Enagh on the west by the townland of Magherykilcranny [31] ... to Wm. OLIVER ... sd. Wm OLIVER in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds sterling paid by sd. Benjamin OLIVER ... grant etc. lnds to said Benj. OLIVER. Witness Wm. OLIVER [32] of Ennislare jr. Linen draper. James OLIVER [33] , Linen draper.. Wm OLIVER [SEAL]

 

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 [34] sr. of Ennislare [35] in Parish & Co. of Armagh of the one part & William OLIVER jr. [36] of Ennislare.in said parish and Co. of Armagh of the other part ... Robert MAXWELL [37] of Fellowshall [38] , Co. Armagh leased 7 Nov 1781 to said Wm OLIVER sr. “All that and those that part of the town and land of Brootely [39] late in the possession of Elizabeth CLOGHER [40]   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 [41] [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. [42] above described lands. Witnessed by W?. OLIVER of City of Armagh, Chandler [43] ; John KERR [44] of Armagh, merchant. William OLIVER, [SEAL] in presence of Andrew OLIVER [45] & John KERR.

 

 

1804 Jan 14 DEED: 501-156-376345 CARSON to OLIVER

To the Register appointed by Act of Parliament for the Public Registry of all Deeds etc. etc. A memorial of an indented deed of assignment bearing date the 14th day of January 1804 and made or mentioned to be made between Samuel Carson [46] late of the city of Armagh but then of Fredericktown in the state of Maryland one of the United States of American Apothecary of the one part and Benjamin Oliver [47] of Enislare in the County of Armagh Farmer of the other part Whereby after Reciting as therein is receipted the said Samuel Carson in consideration of two hundred and eighty two pounds sterling did grant Bargain Sell Assign Transfer & Make Over onto the said Benjamin Oliver and to his Executors Administrators and Assigns all that and does not part or parcel of land situate lying and being in Magherykillcraney [48] in the county of Armagh aforesaid formally demised to Thomas Moorehead [49] and then in the possession of the said Samuel Carson and his under tenants containing by estimation thirty one acres two roods and thirteen perches be the same more or less together with such liberty of cutting Turf in the Bog of Farnalay [50] as is granted by the lease of said premises made by Dillon Pollard of Castle Pollard [51] in the County of Westmeath Esq. to said Samuel Carson To Hold unto the said Benjamin Oliver his Executors Administrators & Assigns from the First day of November then last part for and during all the rest residue and remainder of a lease of twenty years by said Lease granted then to come and unexpired and for and during all and any such further and future terms and times as should for ever thereafter be added thereto pursuant to the Toties Quoties [52] Covenant for Renewal in said lease contained But subject to payment of the Rents Fines and receivers Fees and to the performance of the several Clauses Reservations and Covenants in and by said lease reserved and contained on the Tenant or Lessees part [?] [?]  and performed and also subject to certain leases made by said Samuel Carson of said premises which Deed is executed on the part and behalf of the said Samuel Carson by Richard McConnell [53] of Mullavilla [54] in the County of Armagh Attorney at Law, and Joseph McConnell [55] of Maymount [56] in the same County Gentleman by virtue of a power of attorney to them for that and other purposes given by said Samuel Carson and said Deed and this Memorial are Witnessed by William Oliver [57] of the city of Armagh Chandler [58] and Thomas Appleby [59] of the same city Scribner.

Signed and sealed

in presence of

Wm Oliver

Thomas Appleby

 

Saml Carson

by this McConnell

Samuel Carson

by John Cornell [60]

 

The above named Thomas Appleby Maketh Oath and Saith he is a subscribing Witness to the Deed whereof the above writing is a memorial and that he saw said Deed duly executed by the above named Richard McConnell and Joseph McConnell on the part and in the name of the above named Samuel Carson by virtue of the power of attorney where mentioned and also by the above named Benjamin Oliver and is also subscribing witness for this memorial and saw the same duly executed in the name of said Samuel Carson by the said Richard and Joseph O'Connell by virtue of said power of attorney and that the named Thomas Appleby subscribed as a witness to said to deed in memorial is this depot in its proper a name and handwriting sworn before me at our mall in the city of our mall this 14th day of January 1804 by virtue of a commission to me directed for taking affidavits in said county and I know the deep opponent's

Thomas Appleby

Michael Magee [61]

 

 

1795 Nov 24 DEED: 532-524-350700 KIDD to OLIVER

A memorial of a Deed bearing date the twenty fourth day of November in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five Between Benjamin KIDD [62] of Keady [63]   and Ballymorran [64] Gent. Of the one part and Wm OLIVER [65] jun of Ennislare [66] in the Parish and County of Armagh Linen Draper of the other part. Wherin it is recited that  that whereas Wm Johnston [67] of the City and County of Armagh  Gent did by indenture of lease bearing date the sixth day of October  1795 Demise  unto said Benjamin KIDD all that and those that front Dwelling House Offices Yard and Garden lying and being on the south side of Thomas Street in the said City of Armagh  bounded on the South by the holding of Arthur IRWIN [68]   on the north by the holding of Catherine GRAHAM [69]   and James and William BARNES [70] (?) on the east by (?) MURPHY [71]   holding and on the west by Thomas Street aforesaid with full and free liberty of [legal language] at all times during this demise {...] the gateway in Common to said premises  with the said Catherine GRAHAM the [?] to the sd Benjamin KIDD his executors, admins and A?? from the first day of November  then next ensuing for the term of thirty one years ... Witnessed by Samuel KIDD [72] of Darkley [73] , Parish of Derrynoose, Linen Draper  and James OLIVER [74] of Ennislare in the Parish of Armagh . Signed in the presence of us James OLIVER Saml KIDD. Sworn Jan 5 1801

 

SOURCES for KIDD-OLIVER

 Blin BROWN mentioned a KIDD-OSBOURNE connection to the OLIVERs [75] . Osbourne KIDD who resided at Armagh had a lease at Ballinahonebeg [76] . The Landlords were the Executors of Benjamin KIDD. There was also a Thomas KIDD resident at Ballinahonebeg who had a lease at Umgola. Again, the owners were the Executors of Benjamin KIDD. A web page [77] has a family history indicating: Benjamin Kidd was born 1745. Benjamin died 1823 at 78 years of age. He married Agnes OSBORNE of Armagh. This would fit quite nicely. IGI records show her father to be Ralph OSBOURNE and that she was born abt 1749. She married Benjamin KIDD (son of Benjamin KIDD & Jane ABBOT) who had a will dated June 5, 1823. Also of note, see DEED 532-524-350700 a 1795 deed between Benjamin KIDD of Keady & Ballymorran and Wm. OLIVER jr. of Ennislare. Another OSBOURNE connection can be seen in Deed 462-370-295062 between the executor of Thomas OSBOURNE late of Ballymorran, farmer and Andrew OLIVER of City of Armagh, Chandler.

 

1801 July 8 DEED: 543-185-357805 OLIVER, William - McCULLAGH

NOTE: Between William OLIVER [78] of the City of Armagh Soap Boiler and Chandler of the one part and Jane McCULLAGH [79] of Lissnamuddy [80] 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 [81] in the County of Armagh in his possession held under the representatives of the late Robert MAXWELL [82] 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 [83] , 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 [84] of the City of Armagh Book seller & Mary OLIVER [85] of Ennislare in said County. Witness: Richard WALSH. John RICHARD [86] , Chandler.

 

1815 Jan 16 DEED: 684-85-470423 PRINGLE to OLIVER

Pringle and Oliver 16 January 1815 2 o’clock [and this document witnessed by the Dr[?]] Leonard Dobbin [87] and William Oliver [88] of the City of Armagh and County of Armagh Gent.

Indenture of Lease bearing date the 8th Day of May in the year 1807 and made between John Pringle [89] of Caledon in the County of Tyrone Esquire of the one part and James Oliver [90] of Enagh [91] in the County of Armagh farmer of the other part - whereby said John Pringle [92] Demesed [?] to said John [Was this an error in transcription? Should it be "James"?] Oliver all that & those that part of the townland of Enagh situate lying & being in the Co of Armagh aforesaid  then in the tenure & occupant of the said James Oliver consisting by estimation 29 acres 120 perch English Statute measure be the same moie or Less all which said demese premises are meared & bounded as follows thats to say on the east partly by a stream or [?]vale & partly by land in the possession of Alexander Dobbin [93] , on the west by lands of Aughavilly [94] & Killynure [95] on the north by the road leading from Armagh to Monaghan on the south by  Michael [?] Lynch [96] with all an singular the right member & appl there to belonging or in a any wise appointed as particularly described in the map or survey thereof said lease annexed to hold to - James Oliver his exec admons & asigns from the first day of May then last for the term of 20 years at the yearly rent of £23.6. payable quarterly in which said lease there is continued and ... for the renewal thereof upon certain terms & Conditions  there is mention which said indenture of lease is [?] by Leonard Dobbin of the City of Armagh & Cory [97] of Armagh Esq & Arthur Hughes [98] of Calledon in the Co of Tyrone Gent and James Oliver (SEAL) signed sealed and in the presence of Leonard Dobbin, William Oliver [99] the above named Leonard Dobbin maketh oath and saith  he is a subscribing to the lease whereof the above writing is a memo & also to the above memo that he saw said lease duly executed by both the parties thereto that he saw said memo duly executed by the above named James Oliver one of the parties to said lease & that the name Leonard Dobbin  subscribed as a witness  to said lease and memo ... and is the proper name and handwriting of Leonard Dobbin  sworn before me at Armagh in the C of Armagh this 18th day of October 1814 by virtue of a [?] ... Michael McGee [100]

 

1815 Jan 16 DEED: 684-85-470424 Indenture of a Lease bearing date the 2nd  day of May in the year 1807 so made between John PRINGLE [101] of Caledon in the Co. of Tyrone Esq. Of the one part and Benjamin OLIVER [102] of Ennislare [103] in the Co. of Armagh farmer of the other part. Whereby the said John PRINGLE Demised to the said Benjamin OLIVER all that and those that part of the townlands of Enagh [104] & Killinure [105] situate lying & being in the tenure & occupation of the said Benjamin OLIVER containing of by estimation 58 acres & 5 perches English statute measure be the same more or less all which said there by Demised Lands & premises are meared & bounded as follows, that is to say on the East partly by a stream or rivulet on the West by William CARSON [106] farm on the north by the lands of Maghery [107] & on the South by the road leading from Armagh to Monaghan with all and singular  the rights, members & appurts thereunto belonging or in any wise appt.g a par of described in the Map thereof [  } said lease annexed to hold to the said Benjamin OLIVER his exec, admons & assigns from the first day of May then last for the term of 20 years at the yearly rent of [pounds] 43.10.2 payable quarterly in which said Lease there is contained a Toties quoties [108] Covenant for the Renewal there of upon Certain terms & Conditions therein mentioned which said Indenture of Lease is Witnessed by Leonard DOBBIN [109] of the City & County of Armagh Esq. & Arthur HUGHES [110] of Caledon in the County of Tyrone, Gent. & this memorial is witnessed by the said Leonard DOBBIN & William OLIVER [111] of the City of Armagh & Co. of Armagh Gent. Benjamin OLIVER [SEAL] ... Michael Magee [112] .

 

 

Miscellaneous Sources:

 

·        At the time of the Hearth Money Rolls of 1664 Farmacaffley was named SherranmcAghully and was the residence of Andrew OLIVER as well as Pawle Cunigham (I assume Paul Cunningham).

·        In 1757 Farmacaffley (Parish of Lisnadill, CO. Armagh) was the residence of a William OLIVER at the time of his marriage. It was still the residence of OLIVERs well into the 1800s.

·        In 1706, Brootally (Parish of Derrynoose, CO. Armagh) was leased by a William OLIVER. 150 years later, it was still in OLIVER family hands.

·        In 1708-10, there were births recorded at the First Presbyterian Church of Armagh which likely have connection to our OLIVER lines. The names of the fathers also coincide with the names of Co. Tyrone OLIVER brothers mentioned in this timeframe in Henry (William) Oliver 1807-1888: Ancestry and descendants:

 

Date

Child

Father

Notes

1708 May 9

John

OLIVER, Andrew

 

1708 Dec 12

David

OLIVER, Hugh

Hugh OLIVER married Jane PARK in 1707

1709 May 1

Mary

OLIVER, Andrew

 

1709 Sept 4

Jane

OLIVER, Andrew

 

1709 Sept 20

Elizabeth

OLIVER, William

 

1710 July 16

Jane

OLIVER, Stephen

 

1710 Dec 10

Mary

OLIVER, William jr.

 

1711 July 1

Agnes

OLIVER, Andrew

 

1711 Oct 10

Mary

OLIVER, Stephen

 

1712 Jan 20

Martha

OLIVER, Andrew

 

1713 Sept 20

Rachel

OLIVER, Thomas

 

1713 Oct 25

James

OLIVER, William

NOTE: There is a second James born to a William OLIVER in 1719. The first may have died, or else we may have two families each with a father named William and a son named James

1715 Mar 4

James

OLIVER, Andrew

 

1719 May 30

James

OLIVER, William

NOTE: There is a previous James born to a William OLIVER in 1713. The first may have died, or else we may have two families each with a father named William and a son named James

1722 Nov 17

Mary

OLIVER, William

 

1723 Sept 20

Thomas

OLIVER, William

 

1725 Dec 31

David

OLIVER, William

This is a good candidate for the David OLIVER of Ballyrea who died in 1806 and who married Susannah WALKER.

1727 Feb 11

Joseph

OLIVER, William

This Joseph is a good bet for the brother of David

1727 June 28

William

OLIVER, Benjamin

 

1728 April 11

Elizabeth

OLIVER, William

This Elizabeth is a good bet for a sister of Joseph & David.

 

·        The convergence of both the name CUNNINGHAM as well as the townland of Farmacaffley may be significant. The name family name of CUNNINGHAM is later associated with the David OLIVER leases at Laragh as well as in connection with the Henry OLIVER branch from Tyrone who emigrated to America.

·        Henry (William) Oliver 1807-1888: Ancestry and descendants. Henry Oliver Rea. (Self-published 1959) traces one of the OLIVER family lines that emigrated to America. Their family tree traces back to a George OLIVER who was possibly the father of the Andrew of Farmacaffley (as well as the father of a William, Stephen, Eliza & one other sister.) There is a supposition on the part of the author that Andrew’s son, William may have been born about 1670, possibly at SherranmcAghully (Farmacaffley). As they say, “If ‘ifs’ and ‘ands’ were pots and pans, there’d be no need for tinkers” BUT – there may be a connection.



[1] James NORRIS. I had initially transcribed this name as “Jane NORRIS” but this made no sense in the later context of the deed. I assumethe name to be James & him to be the father of Charles NORRIS

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[2] Toarreg, Parish of Aghalow AKA Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone. I am guessing this may be the townland of Tannagh. It’s the closest sounding townland in Aghaloo.

[3] Charles NORRIS. A Charles NORRIS is one of several names in a list mentioned along with Arthur OLIVER in the Belfast Newsletter 5 Nov 1776 as supporting a reward for a theft in Blackwatertown.

[4] Lardkeen, Parish of Aghalow AKA Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone. I am assuming this is Lairakean. Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone.

[5] Andrew OLIVER of Parish of Tynan. He does not show up in Tynan in any Freeholders Records at this time (they may be lost). The only Andrew OLIVER in the Freeholders Records shows up as a  resident at Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh in 1788. He is connected to the Mullinture line.

[6] Sarah OLIVER, daughter of Andrew OLIVER. Given the 1754 time of her marriage, this makes her a contemporary of the William OLIVER who married Elizabeth STEEL in 1757. She may be a sister or possibly a cousin.

[7] Margaret HAMILTON, Countess of Orrey.  She was a daughter of John HAMILTON, proprietor of the Caledon estate and in 1731 married the Earl of Orrery. A Source I do not have access to, but which might be of interest to others: MARY BOYLE. LETTERS OF THE COUNTESS OF ORRERY AND OTHERS, 1740-1746. Notes and Queries, 1882; s6-V: 205 - 206. ......MDCCCLXXVII. (1877). W. C. B. LETTERS OP THB COUNTESS OP ORRERY AND OTHERS, 1740-1746 (ante, p. 161).--Will you permit the great-granddaughter of Margaret Hamilton, Countess of Orrery (afterwards of Cork and Orrery), to correct a slight......

[8] Benjamin OLIVER, this is likely the Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinhonebeg who died in 1770. He was a brother of the William who married Elizabeth STEEL – both of them sons of a William about whom I know little.

[9] Farmacaffley AKA SherranmcAghully, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh  – land likely handed down from an Andrew OLIVER who was mentioned as resident there in the 1663 Hearth Tax Rolls).

[10] John CALDWELL?

[11] Caledon, Co., Co. Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone – this townland had a town centre and market.

[12] Robert BRENAN?

[13] Glaslough, Co. Monaghan is just over the border from Co. Tyrone & Co. Armagh.

[14] 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. He would probably have been the son of another William OLIVER – the one who shows up in Parish Registers as the father of David OLIVER.

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

[16] Francis OLIVER of Ennislare is a daughter of William OLIVER and Elizabeth STEEL. SOURCE: Gravestone of her brother Benjamin OLIVER. A will for a Frances OLIVER, spinster of Enagh was probated January 14, 1837. It is most likely her as it seems she never married.

[17] Thomas WHALEY? He may be the scoundrel described here:   http://www.irelandseye.com/irish/people/famous/whaley.shtm

[18] Farmacaffley, Parish of Lisnadill is a townland that the OLIVERs have inhabited already for more than a hundred years – first records in the Hearth Money Roll  of the 1660s.

[19] Err? To the west is the townland of Ballyards on the maps that I have.

[20] James OLIVER of Ennislare? Linen draper. He could be either a son of William sr. or a brother – or neither. He does not show up in other corroborating records in either case. There is a brother of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentioned in the 1931 will of Benjamin OLIVER.

[21] Ennislea. This is probably Ennislare as I can find no townland named Ennislea.

[22] William OLIVER jr. I am assuming he is the son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL.

[23] 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. He would probably have been the son of another William OLIVER – the one who shows up in Parish Registers as the father of David OLIVER.

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

[25] Benjamin OLIVER, this is likely the Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinhonebeg who died in 1770. He was a brother of the William who married Elizabeth STEEL – both of them sons of a William about whom I know little..

[26] Francis PRINGLE of  Lime Park, Co. Tyrone. I assume that he is a descendant of John PRINGLE of Lyme Park who was the agent to John HAMILTON (proprietor of the Caledon Estate). The PRINGLE family held many leases with the OLIVER family and there is one recorded marriage. Curiously, there is also the 1753 will of Charlotte PRINGLE née OLIVER (daughter of Dr. Wm OLIVER) and wife of a John PRINGLE.

[27] Enagh, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh. There are other townlands of this name, but the proximity of Magherkilcranny means it is this one.

[28] Since there is no “Killynan”, I am assuming a transcription error and that the property in question is Killinure. This would make sense of the family story that the land came to the OLIVERs through the DOBBIN connection. Killinure is a townland in the Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh. There are also records of DOBBIN family being at Killinure, although nothing that I can tie back to the OLIVER-DOBBIN connection that I know about.

[29] John DOBBYN? A will for a John DOBBIN of Killinure was probated in 1771. This fits with the land in 1784 being “late in the hands of..”. NOTE: An earlier OLIVER-DOBBIN connection involves a James DOBBIN who married a Mary OLIVER in 1711. At present, I am assuming that she belongs with the Mullinture OLIVER line (and they may yet all connect).

[30] Samuel DOBBYN?

[31] Magherkilcranny, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh. This townland figures in MENARY history.

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

[33] James OLIVER linen draper. He could be either a son of William sr. or a brother – or neither. He does not show up in other corroborating records in either case. A will of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentions a brother called “James.

[34] 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.

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

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

[37] Robert MAXWELL

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

[39] Brootely, AKA “Brootally”, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh. This is a parish between Lisnadill & Tynan. In 1706, a William OLIVER had a lease here. In 1781, it was still held by a William OLIVER (presumably another generation). In 1804 an Andrew OLIVER of Brootally 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 would 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”.

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

[41] This should be “Derrynoose”.

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

[43] 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.

[44] John KERR of Armagh merchant.

[45] 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.

[46] Samuel CARSON. In a deed dated 1806, a William CARSON owned lands to the east of Killynure. There is likely a connection between the two men. For possible clues but nothing quite useable see: http://www.carsonjohnson.com/chapter01-carsons.htm

[47] Benjamin OLIVER. There is more than one possibility for this particular Benjamin OLIVER. He is most likely the Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831)  father of Eliza OLIVER, my great-great grandmother. Then again, he may be the Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney.

[48] Maghery Kilcrany, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh - part of a cluster of townlands that were probably known as the “Seven Tates” and also associated with OLIVER and MENARY family history.

[49] Thomas MOOREHEAD. It may be that he is tied in to the family of Hal MOORHEAD that can be traced to Smithboro, Co. Monaghan.

[50] Farnalay, also known as Farnaloy, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh. It is on the southern border of the townland of Brootally and is south of Maghery Kilcranny.

[51] Dillon POLLARD  SOURCE: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~ricksgenealogy/castlepollard_pollards.htm

Walter Pollard, junior, served in the army of Charles I., and, though attached to the cause of the Stewarts at that period, he joined the forces of William III. against James; and was appointed a Commissioner for raising supplies in Westmeath in the years 1695, 1697, and 1698. He represented the County in Parliament, and was High Sheriff in 1692. This gentleman married Elizabeth, daughter of Arthur Dillon, of Lismullen, Co. Meath, and had one son and one daughter. Dying in 1718, he was succeeded by his son, Dillon Pollard, of Castle Pollard, Barrister -at-Law, and M.P. for Westmeath. Dying without issue, his sister and heir, Letitia Pollard, of Castle Pollard, married in 1696, Major Charles Hampson, High Sheriff, Co. Cavan, 1698 and 1715, and for Westmeath in 1729. Major Hampson assumed the name and arms of Pollard, and died on the 1st August, 1729. His eldest son, and successor, Dillon Pollard of Castlepollard

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

[53] Richard McCONNELL?

[54] Possibly Mullavilly, Parish of Kilmore, Co. Armagh

[55] Joseph McCONNELL?

[56] Maymount?

[57] William OLIVER. The fact of him being a chandler is significant. A Deed that is dated 1793 Dec 24 mentions an Andrew OLIVER who was also a chandler. He lived on Thomas Street. In Bradshaw’s 1812 Directory, a William OLIVER is described as a farmer living on Thomas Street.

[58] Chandler: From the Old French word 'chandelier,' this referred to a person who made candles - and extended to chandlers who fashioned wax items that were used in church offerings, to ones who made soap, and to ship's chandlers who made and sold candles, as well as other items, to ships (in this context, chandler can also mean merchant). In this instance, he may also have operated what would now be called a rendering plant, boiling down animal bones and fat.

[59] Thomas APPLEBY. Often the scrivener on leases at this time.

[60] John CORNELL?

[61] Michael MAGEE?

[62] Benjamin KIDD (1745-1823) of Keady , husband of Agnes OSBOURNE. It is likely that the Osbourne KIDD who held a lease at Ballinahonebeg was their son.

[63] Keady, Co. Armagh.

[64] Ballymoran, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh –on the western border of the townland of Ennislare.

[65] William OLIVER jr. of Ennislare is most likely the son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL.

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

[67] William JOHNSTON of Armagh.

[68] Arthur IRWIN

[69] Catherine GRAHAM

[70] James & William BARNES

[71] ? MURPHY

[72] Samuel KIDD. In 1839, a Samuel KIDD was a Gent mentioned in the Freehold records as living at Dundrum, Co. Armagh.

[73] Darkley, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh. Today, it is in the Parish of Keady.- in between Lisnadill and the bottom part of Derrynoose. It abuts the aforementioned townland of Dundrum.

[74] James OLIVER linen draper. He could be either a son of William sr. or a brother – or neither. He does not show up in other corroborating records in either case. A will of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentions a brother called “James”.

[75] Blin BROWN 1938 letter: a cousin of grandmother's was Rector of Loughall . He lived in [Tully???] Park and built Rookford for his son. This son married a Miss Osborne of Killylea. They were not productive, & after his death Mrs Oliver went to live with her sister Mrs Kid, & that family got the Oliver silver.. NOTE: I think Tullymore Park is just across Monaghan Road from Rookford House. I have a memory of seeing a sign there. Need to revisit.

[76] 1832 Freeholder List PRONI ARM/5/2/17.

[77] Holmes à Court Family History.  http://holmesacourt.org/d4/i0004958.htm

[78] William OLIVER of Armagh, Soap Chandler. It is most likelt 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.

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

[80] Lissnamuddy. I do not know what this townland might be.

[81] Brootely, AKA “Brootally”, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh. The parish of Derrynoose is between the parishes of Lisnadill & Tynan. In 1706, a William OLIVER had a lease here. In 1781, it was still held by a William OLIVER (presumably another generation). In 1804 an Andrew OLIVER of Brootally 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 would 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.

[82] Of interest is that this is the same acreage that was deeded in 1781 between William OLIVER of Ennislare and William OLIVER jr.

[83] William JOHNSTON

[84] Richard WALSH, bookseller.

[85] Mary OLIVER of Ennislare. I wonder if she is a sister. 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.

[86] John RICHARD, Chandler.

[87] Leonard DOBBIN- I am still working on the OLIVER-DOBBIN lineage. I suspect that he is the one who was considered to be a pioneer of Town planning and who was responsible for the building of the Linen Hall where the linen merchants of the time displayed their wares. He also built Dobbin Street and his Johnston designed residence on the site of St. Patrick’s first church later became the Bank of Ireland and is now St. Patrick’s Fold. Dobbin’s Walks, a park donated to the city by Leonard Dobbin, later became known as Dobbin’s Folly.

[88] William OLIVER – this may be the William OLIVER jr. of Ennislare who may also be the Chandler of Armagh and hence brother of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831). If so, his wife was Elizabeth BALLYNTINE and he had a son, William. His parents would have been William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL. He died before 1845 and was possibly the same one who also owned scrutching mills at Laragh.

[89] John PRINGLE, a British landowner.

[90] James OLIVER.. A will of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentions a brother called “James”. This would make him likely a son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL.

[91] Enagh is a townland of 217 acres in the Parish of Lisnadill.

[92] John PRINGLE – a landlord in the region.

[93] Alexander DOBBIN – another DOBBIN without links that I can be sure of.

[94] Aghavilly is the townland where Hugh EDGAR resided

[95] Killynure was the home of Benjamin OLIVER, then his daughter Elizabeth OLIVER who married David JACKSON, then their daughter Elizabeth JACKSON who married Thompson BROWN.

[96] Michael LYNCH? Check notes from stationers in Armagh in 2006.

[97] CORY – I wonder if I have missed a first or a last name here in my transcription.

[98] Arthur HUGHES?

[99] William OLIVER is possibly the William OLIVER who is the brother of Benjamin OLIVER.

[100] Michael McGEE?

[101] John PRINGLE, a British landowner. Check PRINGLE-OLIVER will.

[102] Benjamin OLIVER (d. July 1, 1831, when his youngest children had yet to reach majority). NOTE: It could have been his uncle.

[103] Ennislare

[104] Enagh

[105] Killinure

[106] William CARSON?

[107] Maghery is a townland of  324 acres in the Parish of Tartaraghan, CO. Armagh. It was also the home of the MENARY family.

[108] “Toties quoties” A legal term meaning: “As often as the thing shall happen”.

[109] Leonard DOBBIN

[110] Arthur HUGHES

[111] William OLIVER

[112] Michael MAGEE?

 

 

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