1778 Nov 20 DEED: 336-478-225906
NOTES: Indented Deed of Release between David OLIVER  and Susannah OLIVER  otherwise WALKER his wife of Ballyrea  in the County of Armagh farmer of the one part and Thomas WALKER  of Ballydonagh  in the County of Antrim farmer of the other part. Whereby after reciting as is herin related the said David and Susannah OLIVER in obedience of the last will and testament of Leonard WALKER  deceased and in consideration of the sum [of the sum - sic] of one hundred and ten pounds sterling assigned released confirmed and made over unto the said Thomas WALKER his heirs exons admons and assigns all that and these the farm tenement and parcel of land called part of Ballydonaghy containing by estimation twenty eight acres and one rood English measure be the same more or less late in the possession of Thomas WALKER deceased situate lying and being in Parish of Glenavy  , Manor of Killuta and County of Antrim aforesaid To hold unto the said Thomas WALKER his heirs, exons and assigns for and during the lives of Francis WHILLA  Elinor WHILLA  son and daughter of George WHILLA  and Francis STEEL  son of William STEEL  and the survivor of them and for so much of the term of forty one years commencing first November 1740 as should remain unexpired being the lives and years in the grant lease of said premises made by Lord Baron CONWAY  to Isabella Leonard WALKER  deceased as by same may appear [etc] Witness Edward IRWIN  of the City of Dublin and John SHEPHERD  of the same, Gent & Thomas LLOYD  of the said City. Thomas WALKER [SEAL]
 David OLIVER (1725-Feb 1806), husband of Susannah WALKER. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records with that particular holding. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up there is one at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821.
 Susanna OLIVER née WALKER. There is an internment record at St. Marks for a Susanna OLIVER of Ballyrea dated March 24, 1808. This matches with the newspaper account: Belfast Newsletter March 29, 1808: At Ballyrea, near Armagh. During the course of a long life, she fulfilled the duties of a daughter, wife and parent with undeviating propriety: as she lived beloved and esteemed so will her death be long regretted not only by her family and friends but by the neighbouring poor, to relieve whose distress her heart was always alive and hand open.
 Ballyrea is a townland in the Parish of Armagh, County Armagh.
 Thomas WALKER of Ballydonagh in the County of Antrim farmer
 Ballydonagh AKA Ballydonaghy, Parish of Camlin, Co. Antrim
 Leonard WALKER He is listed in the Antrim Deputy Check Book of 1776 as the freeholder of Ballydonaghy as well as resident there. SOURCE: PRONI D/1364/L/1. He is likely the same Leonard WALKER of Glenavy, Co. Antrim who shows up in the Armagh Probate Records with a will dated 1777. He is a good candidate to be the father of Susanna WALKER. There is no record in the Index of Irish Wills by Enneclann. There is a graveyard at Ballydonaghy
 Parish of Glenavy, Manor of Killuta. I don't know where this is.
 Francis WHILLA. I could not find WHILLA in either the Enneclann Will indeces nor in PRONI Freeholders lists. Son of of George WHILLA and probably Frances STEEL Francis WHITLA – son of George and Elinor WHITLA of “Gobrana” in Glenavy. Francis was born approx 1733. He later owned the property “Glendonna”.
 Elinor WHILLA Daughter of George WHILLA and ? Elinor WHITLA was born late 1720s or 1730s to George and Elinor Whitla of “Gobrana”.
 George WHILLA Father of son Francis & daughter Elinor WHILLA George WHITLA – born “Gobrana” abt 1689 and died there in 1762.
 Francis STEEL
 William STEEL. The name occurs often in PRONI Freeholders Lists, but not in relation to Ballydonaghy.
 Lord Baron CONWAY
 Isabella Leonard WALKER No record in Enneclann Will indeces. I suspect a connection to an earlier GERVASE WALKER, son of Thomas WALKER & Isabel ABELL, who was born Abt. 1566 in Kilmore, Armagh, Ireland, and died 15 Sep 1677. SOURCE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index
 Edward IRWIN of the City of Dublin
 John SHEPHERD of the City of Dublin Gent
 Thomas LLOYD of the City of Dublin
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