1718 June 11
JOHNSTON to OLIVER
NOTE: My notes and the image of the signature of William OLIVER come from the actual memorial of this deed.
Memorial of an Indenture made the Eleventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighteen between George Johnston  of Ballynametagh  in the County of Ardmagh  Gent of the one part and to William Oliver  of Lislooney  in the said county ffarmer of the Other Part Witnesseth That the said George Johnston for and in consideration of the rents and covenants therein mentioned doth Demise sett and to farm let unto the said William Oliver his Exrs Adminrs and Assigns one acre of land English Measure Lyeing and being in the townland of Lisooney Joyning to the townland of Anagh  & Bordering on the East Side of the Highway Leading from Tynan to Keady [?]ing the Barrony of Tureany  and county aforesaid to have and to hold the said unto him the sd William Oliver his heirs Adminrs and Assigns from the first day of May [?]ding the date of the sd Lease for & During the full Term and space of ninety nine years from thence fully to be Completed and Ended Yielding & Paying therefore and thereout yearly and every year for the same the sum of five shillings as by the sd Indenture of Lease Containing severall other Clauses and Covenants [Relation?] being thereunto had may more fully and at Large appear which sd indenture was Signed Sealed & Perfected by the sd George Johnston in the presence of William Scott  and Francis Scott  both of Killalea  in the County of Ardmagh Gents who are subscribing Wittnesses thereto and this memorial was also perfected by the sd William Oliver in the presence of Ffrancis Scott of Killalea Gent and John Scott  of Ardmagh who are subscribing witnesses hereto In witness whereof the sd William Oliver hath hereunto Sett his hand and Seale this tenth day of September one thousand seven hundred twenty three 1723
Signed Sealed and Perfected William Oliver
in the presence of
At a [Goull?] Quarter session of the year hold at Ardmagh in and for the sd county the 16th day of October 1723
Ffrancis Scott of Killalea in the County of Ardmore for to some this day before us in open Court and made oath that he is a subscribing wittness to the Lease in the above Memorial mentioned of which the above is a memorial & saw the above named Geo Johnson
Sign Seal and [?] the same & is also a subscribing wittness to the above memorial and saw the above named William Oliver Sign Seale and [?] the same note
Capt [El?] note in support [?]
[?] [?] ocbry 1723
John Hamilton 
J.A. Manson 
 George JOHNSTON. Given the occurrence of this name in later leases connected with OLIVERs and Laragh, this name is interesting.
contemporary spelling is “Ballynameta” also known as Wood Park, situated in the
Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh. It is just to the east of Lislooney – separated
only by the townland of Dillay.
 Contemporary spelling: “County Armagh”
· There are several William OLIVERs in this time frame. Getting more specimen signatures could be helpful in determining whether he was distinct from the William OLIVER (bef 1700- aft 1730) of Ballynahone, Parish of Armagh (who married Elizabeth HARDY), or the William OLIVER (1670-1726) of Mullinture, Parish of Eglish or the William OLIVER (b abt 1641) of Ballydoo, Parish of Eglish.
· A deed of 1738 February 6 makes a compelling case for a connection between the OLIVERs of Ballynahone and the OLIVERs if Lislooney. It is for 46a 2r - the same acreage mentioned in a deed of 1824 April 6 - and mentions several family members.
· Interestingly, a RootsWeb tree of the SPEER family has their William OLIVER born in Latakeel, near Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Ulster. The source they used was: Irish Pedigree. John O’Hart. Not all the facts in this tree ring true. For example, Elizabeth VANCE née OLIVER is alleged to have been born in 1700 and to have died in 1800. Without documentation to validate them, deaths at age 100 are usually suspect in my books – but she would otherwise make a neat fit to the Elizabeth OLIVER b. 1728. See also: OLIVERs of Tattykeel.
· page 11 of Irish Ancestry of Henry (William) OLIVER mentions a William OLIVER born about 1670 possibly at SherranmcAghully (AKA Farmacaffley), Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh or Tattykeel, Parish of Kildress, Co. Tyrone and hypothesises that he was a son of Andrew OLIVER of Tattykeel and therefore the brother of an Eliza OLIVER who married John VANCE (page 10). This last fact ties in with the suggestion in the SPEER family tree. They may have referenced the same source.
 Lislooney, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh. In the early 1800s, a century after this Deed, a Benjamin OLIVER was registered as a freeholder at Lislooney and other records show the family there after this time.
 Contemporary spelling: Enagh. This townland is the parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh, on the western border of Lislooney. There is another Enagh in the Parish of Lisnadill – just to confound us, the OLIVERs had leases in both!
 Contemporary spelling: Tiranny
 William 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.
 Francis SCOTT
 Kilylea, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh
 John SCOTT
 John HAMILTON. Given the later Jane HAMILTON - Joseph OLIVER marriage, this is interesting.
 J.A. MANSON
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