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David McTEAR guarantees sufficient water for Mill & Bleach Green to Joseph, William & Benjamin OLIVER. This is the document that came up in the trials of 1843 & 1845.
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 28, 2006

D199/45 A Large Parchment document.
1775 December 13  

This is a map that I drew based on my notes - unfortunately, I chose an odd orientation. I will redo it when time permits.

 

1775 December 13 DEED: PRONI D199/45.

Joseph, [1] William [2] & Benjamin OLIVER [3] their heirs & assigns .... the said David McTEAR [4] shall and will at all times during the continuence of this present demise and of every future renewal thereof afford and grant a sufficient supply of water for the use of said Mill and Bleach Green and for carrying on the business of same [OLIVERs were guaranteeed ongoing use of water ... more language about nothing to interfere with Corn or Tuck Mills] ... in consideration of the herin before mentioned demise of Five Acres three roods and Twenty-nine perches of Bog in the said lands of Laragh [5] and Carnecarr [6] made to them by the said David McTEAR... from the Covenant in the said Lease of the 13th Dec 1775.
[four pages of parchment & complex legal language]
Lease from David McTEAR to Joseph William and Benjamin OLIVER Gent
[on the outside] “Exhibited to George SLOAN [7] on his examination in this cause by me this 21 April 1843. George Sloan.
Exhibited to Alex C. DAVIDSON [8] on his examination in this cause by me this 24th April 1843
Exhibited to Alex C. DAVIDSON on his examination in this cause by me this 24th April 1845

 



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

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

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

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 Mary Frances Kerley. 2007 Unpublished paper.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

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

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

[7] George SLOAN

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

 

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