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NAMES: John COULTER of Cavananore; Andrew COULTER; Edward TIPPING; Nathanial COULTER; Thomas BRADFORD; Rev. Patrick SIMPSON aka SYMPSON aka SIMSON; Richard JONES. PLACES: Maghban aka Moybane; Dungooley; Annaghvackey.
Sharon Oddie Brown, November 30, 2003

Updated footnote on Moybane. August 4, 2008
Updated several footnotes. August 28, 2009
Updated May 16, 2011 - new material thanks to Noel Ross - changes are highlighted in red..

1768 - Agreements between Andrew Coulter & John Coulter

Artickells of agreement made  and concluded and agreed by and between John Coulter [1] of Cavananore [2] in the County of Louth farmer of the one part and Andrew Coulter [3] of the same Wittnesseth that whereas John Coulter and Andrew Coulter heath in the County of Armagh and parish of Creggin awhole Towen Land Called by the name of Maghban [4] & a Joyint Lease of Lives under Edwd Tipping [5] Esqr and Richd [Joans] Esqr and party the Lease  thereof had may morefully appear, it is therefore concluded and agreed upon by and between the Said John Coulter and Andrew Coulter that Iff it Shall happen to Plaise God that the Sd. John Coulter Shd. depart this life before the above Andrew that then the heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns of the Said John Coulter Shall peaceably and quaitly and without the least Hindrance or oppisittion from the Sd. Andrew Coulter his heirs Exrs. admrs. or assigns Injoy the full half of and Benefitt Arrissing out of the Lands of Maghbane, that he the Sd. John now heath and Shall not be Disturbed nor Mollisted by Said Andw or any other cleaming from him or by or under him during Sd. Lease he paying the full half of the rents and other things falling due on Sd. Lands which Sd. John is obliged to doe by Sd. Lease and at present doath, And Iff it Shall happen that the Sd. Andrew Coulter Shd. depart this Life before the Said John Coulter that then the Sd. heirs Exrs. admrs. or Assigns of the Said Andrew Coulter Shall peaceably and quaitly and without the least Hindrance or Oppissittion of ye Said John Coulter his heirs Exrs. admrs. or assigns Injoy the full half of Said Lands in Maghbane as he the Said Andrew now doath that they or Either of paying the full half of the rents and other things falling due on Sd. Lands  The Sd. John Coulter doath Oblidge himself his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns in the full sum of three Hundred pounds. [?] unto the Sd. Andrew Coulter his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns that he will [per]form and Accomplish all the above Classes and Conditions and Agreements Above Specified that is on his part ought to be fullfild and Keept And the Sd. Andrew Coulter doath oblidge himself his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns in the full Sum of three Hundred pounds [Ster] unto the Said John Coulter his heirs Exrs. admrs. or Assigns that he will [per]form and Accomplish all the Above Classes and Conditions and Agreements Above Specified that is on his part ought to be fullfild and Keept as Wittness our hands & Seals this fourth day of August one thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Eight  1768

John Coulter
Andrew Coulter

Witness Present
Nathel Coulter [6]
Thos Breadford [7]

Artickells of agreement made concluded and agreed by and between John Coulter of Cavenanore in the County of Louth farmer of the one part and Andw. Coulter of the same, Wittnesseth that whereas John Coulter and Andw.  Coulter heath a Joyint Lease of three Lives renewable for ever under Revd Mr Patk Simson [8] in the Lands of Dungooly [9] the Lease thereunto had may more fully appear, it is therefore concluded and Agreed upon by and between the Said John Coulter & Andrew Coulter that Iff it Shall plaise God that the Said John Coulter Should depart this Life before ye Above Andw. Coulter that then the Heirs Exrs. Admrs. and Assigns of the Sd. John Coulter Shall peaceably and quaitly and without the Least Hindrance or oppisittion from ye Said Andw.  Coulter his heirs Exrs. Admrs. and Assigns Injoy the full Half of Said houlding in Dungooly that he the Sd. John now heath and Shall not be Disturbed Mollisted by Said Andrew Coulter or any other Cleaming from by or under him during Said Lease he paying the full half of the rents & other things falling due on Said Lands as the Said John is oblidgd to doe by Said Lease and now at present doath, And Iff it Shall happen that the Said Andw. Coulter Shall depart this Life before the Sd. John Coulter, that then the Said heirs Exrs. Admrs. and Assigns of the Said Andw.  Coulter Shall peaceably and quaitly and without the least Hindrance or oppissittion of the Sd. John Coulter his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns, Injoy the full half of Sd. Lands in Doongooley as the Said Andw.  now heath, that they or Either of them paying the full half of the rents and other things falling due on Said Lands  The Sd. John Coulter doath Oblidge himself his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns in the full sum of two Hundred pounds Ster unto the Sd. Andw. Coulter his heirs Exrs. Admrs. and Assigns that he will [per]form and Accomplish all the above Classes and Conditions and Agreements Above Specified that on his part ought to be fullfilld. and Keept & that the Sd. Andw.  Coulter doath bind himself his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns in full Sum of two Hundred pounds Ster unto the Said John Coulter his heirs Exrs. admrs. or Assigns that he will [per]form and Acomplish all the above Classes and Conditions and Agreements Above Specified that on his part ought to be fullfilld. and Keept as Wittness our hands & Seals this fourth day of August one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Eight 1768

John Coulter
Andrew Coulter

Witness Present
Nathel Coulter
Thos Breadford

Artickells of agreement made concluded and agreed by and between John Coulter of Cavenanore in the County of Louth farmer of the one part & Andw. Coulter of the same / Wittnesseth that wheareas John Coulter and Andw.  Coulter heath a Joyint Lease of three Lives under Revd Mr Patk Simson in the Lands of Anaghavackey [10] the Lease thereunto had may more fully appear, it is therefore concluded and Agreed upon by and between the Sd. John Coulter & Andw. Coulter that Iff it Shall plaise God that the Sd. John Coulter Should Depart this Life before the Above Andrew Coulter that then the heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns of the Sd. John Coulter Shall peaceably and quaitly and without the Least Hindrance or Oppisittion from the Sd. Andw.  Coulter his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns Injoy the full Half of Said Houlding in Anaghavackey that John now heath and Shall not be Disturbed Mollisted by the Sd. Andw.  Coulter or any other cleaming from him or by or under him dureing Sd. Lease he paying ye full half of the rents & other things falling due on Sd. Lands Sd. John is oblidgd to doe by Sd. Lease & at present doth, And Iff it Shall happen that the Said Andrew Coulter Shall depart this Life before the Sd. John Coulter that then the Sd. heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns of the Said Andrew Coulter Shall peaceably & quaitly and without the Least Hindrance or Oppissittion of the Sd. John Coulter his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns Injoy the half of Said Lands in Anaghavackey as Said Andw.  now doth, that they or Either of them paying the full half of the rents and other things falling on Sd. Lands  The Said John Coulter doath oblidge himself his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns in the full Sum of two Hundred pounds Ster unto the Said Andrew Coulter his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assigns that he will [per]form and Accomplish all ye above Classes and Conditions and Agreements Above Specified, that is on his part ought to be fullfild and keept, and that the Sd. Andrew Coulter doath oblidge himself his heirs Exrs. Admrs. And Assigns in the full sum of two Hundred pounds Ster Unto the Said John Coulter his hers Exrs. admrs. or Assigns that he will will [per]form and Accomplish all the above Classes and Conditions and Agreements Above Specified that is on his part ought to be fullfild & Keept as Wittness our hands & Seals this fourth day of August One thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Eight 1768

John Coulter

Andrew Coulter

 

Wittness Present

Nathel Coulter

Thos Breadford


[1] John COULTER. In all liklihood, this is the John Coulter who was the brother of Andrew, Barbara (1721-1795), Elizabeth, Mary, Nathanial, & Susanna. (see 1775 will of Andrew Coulter). Their parent was Samuel COULTER.
[2] Cavananore – a townland of 219 acres in Upper Dundalk, Co. Louth SEE: Cavananore
[3] Andrew COULTER, son of Samuel COULTER and a brother to Barbara (1721-1795), Elizabeth, Mary, Nathanial, John & Susanna.
[4] Maghban (?) aka Moybane, Parish of Creggan. It is south of Urcher (separated by the townland of Sheiland) and has 342 acres within its boundaries.
[5] Edward TIPPING & Richard [JOANS} aka JONES.I suspect there is a connection of this Richard JONES to the townland of Jonesborough.. His wife was Elizabeth HALL and he was from Dollardstown, Co. MEATH. SOURCE: 1830 Lease assignment to JACKSON The Edward TIPPING would be the husband of Catherine HALL. He died in 1784 at Mounthill, Co. Louth He ended up in control of a number of the HALL lands as a result of this marriage, since Catherine's father, Francis, had no male heirs. Edward TIPPING was the son of Thomas TIPPING of Castletown. Perhaps significantly, a Mary COULTER (d 1803) married an Samuel Tipping. Also, a James Tipping was mentioned in Thomas Bradford’s will. How the Co. Louth Landlord TIPPINGS connect to the COULTERs, I don’t know. There is also a townland: Tullyvallan (Tipping) East 151 acres in Co. Armagh.
[6] Nathanial COULTER, brother of Andrew Coulter who had a daughter, Mary Coulter, although his wife’s name is at present unknown.
[7] Thomas Breadford (also BRADFORD) son of Barbara COULTER and John BRADFORD

[8] Rev. Patrick SIMPSON (Abt 1681-1780) was the third named Presbyterian Minister in the Dundalk Presbyterian Church (which was founded in 1650 and is one of the oldest non-conforming churches Ireland). He was born at Islay Scotland and Married Margaret McNEIL aka McNEILE etc. After stepping back from active ministering (over doctrinal issues), he became successful managing various leases in the area. His third daughter, Grizel, married John McNEIL.

  • SOURCE: The Flurry Valley: Landlords and Society, 1659 – 1841. Don Johnston, Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, Part I was published in: Vol. 25, No. 3 (2003), pp. 246-62  Part II was published in: Vol. 25, No. 4 (2004), pp. 379-399; Part III was published in Vol. 26, No. 1(2005), pp. 5-26 Published by: County Louth Archaeological and History Society

Other deeds tie him into the COULTERs and BRADFORDs and I will be working on these soon. Rev. Patrick SIMSON (1661-1760) NOTE: The following two sources give two different death dates, but I am going with the death date of 1760 since the minister who succeeded SIMSON died in 1778. Corrections to the following sources are highlighted in red.. 

  • SOURCE: Faughart Historical Society: SIMPSON. This Burying Place Erected/by Margaret Simson widow/to the Memory of the Late/Rev PATRICK SIMPSON/Dissenting Minister of/Dundalk who departed this/Life October the 5th 1780 aged/99 years. NOTE: This is a copy of the Ballymascanlan inscriptions as published in CLAHJ, vol 17, no. 4, (1972), pp 215-27
  • SOURCE: Tempests Annual 1909 p.33 Dundalk Presbyterian Church. By W. M. Patteson. [NOTE: There are errors in this article. It was copied from John D'Alton and J.R. O'Flanagan, The History of Dundalk and its Environs. (Dundalk and Dublin, 1864), pp 310-11]. THE Dundalk Presbyterian Church was first organised in the year 1560 and among one of the oldest non-conforming congregations in Ireland. … [the third minister] was the Rev. Patrick Simpson, who held a high position in the Church. He was allied to the M'Neill family. It is recorded in local history that two brothers, Archibald and Malcolm M'Neill, officers in the army, landed at Dundalk in 1688, and fought in the great battle of Ballymascanlon [The McNeale brothers leased Ballymascanlan in 1693. The 1688 date is erroneous. There is no record anywhere of a battle at Ballymascanlan. The castle was burned by Phelim O’Neill as he retreated from Dundalk in 1642, it was never rebuilt.] and succeeded in taking the castle formerly occupied by the Scanlons [The Scanlons do not appear in any list of inhabitants of the area, it is definitely not a Co Louth name.] —a Celtic family, who were afterwards driven into exile. Soon after their settlement they brought over from the Island of Islay two Presbyterian Ministers, the Rev. Patrick Simpson and the Rev. Mr. Drummond, one of them to minister at Dundalk and other at Scanlon Castle, near which a Presbyterian church had been built on the ancient site of which the present church of the Protestant Episcopal Communion stands. [Revd Robert Drummond (abt 1738-1778) is obviously too young to have come to Ballymascanlan at the same time as Revd Patrick Simpson. He actually succeeded Simpson in Ballymascanlan. He died in 1778, aged 38 (another source says he died 78, but the research of Peter Crews, email 2012 March 21 is convincing, although since he was baptised in 1738, he may nave been closer to 40 years old). For his tombstone inscription see CLAHJ, vol. 17, no. 4, (1972), p. 218] The Minister's house and farm then occupied the site of the present residence of the MacNeill family, Mountpleasant. Archibald MacNeill gave £100—a large sum in those days—towards the building of the old Presbyterian church in Linenhall Street. Mr. Simpson died in 1760 [actually 1780], at the age of 99 years, and was succeeded by the Rev. Drummond, who also died in Dundalk in 1778, aged 38 years. His remains lie alongside those of his predecessors in the family burial ground the MacNeills.  
  • Gravemarker:  SIMPSON. This Burying Place Erected/by Margaret Simson widow/to the Memory of the Late/Rev PATRICK  SIMPSON/Dissenting Minister of/Dundalk who departed this/Life October the 5th 1780 aged/99 years. SOURCE: http://www.faughart.com/inscriptions-page22352.html 
  • In the 1829 publication, Ordination Service by the Dublin Eustace Street Congregation (page 64), we learn that Mr.  SIMPSON had not joined the ejected members till near the conclusion of the discussions, when he told the Senate that he observed much partiality in them, and he would have no more to do with them, but would take his lot with the nonsubscribers. His elder, Capt. McNeill, concurred with him in this determination. This generous adaptation of a persecuted cause shows a very noble mind. I have the pleasure of being acquainted with several descendents of this excellent man, who are not unworthy of their progenitor.
  • The History of Dundalk and its Environs from the Earliest Historic Period. John D’Alton and James Roderick O’Flanagan. Dundalk. 1864. p311 it states that `he had no family`. Perhaps he had no sons.
  • In the Kintyre Mag: Malcolm's daughter married Rev. Patrick  SIMPSON, the son of old Lachlan Buidhe's fifth daughter Isabel McNeill and her husband Rev. David  SIMPSON, Minister in Islay. Rev. Patrick was Minister of Dundalk. He was second of four Scottish Ministers in that charge. He became quite an extensive landowner and was in great demand as a preacher of Gaelic. He took part in the translation into Gaelic of a catechism and with others was charged with the task of preaching in Gaelic to Highland soldiers stationed in Dublin. http://www.kintyremag.co.uk/1999/27/page6.html
    He was one of the Non-Subscribing or New Light Presbyterians, one of 16 parishes in Antrim in 1725.
[9] Dungooley – a townland of 609 acres in the Barony of Upper Dundalk, the Civil Parish of Faughart, Co. Louth
[10] Anaghavackey A townland of 369 Acres in the Civil Parish of Creggan, Barony of Upper Dundalk, Co. Louth

 

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