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NAMES:. Names mentioned: Wm OLIVER of Ennislare; Benjamin OLIVER of Ennislare; Mrs. Frances PRINGLE of Lime Park, Co. Tyrone; Thomas WHALLEY of Dublin (and possibly Tullyhugh); John DOBBYN; Samuel DOBBYN; Wm OLIVER jr. of Ennislare, linen draper; James OLIVER, linen draper. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Farmacaffley, Ballymorran, Drumconwell, Enagh, Magherkilcranny, Killynure.
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 13, 2007
Updated April 12, 2008. This time working from actual deeds.

 

 

1794 June 20 Deed: 485-387-307174

OLIVER, William – OLIVER, Frances

There are two deeds on this page and both took place on the same day. It would seem that William OLIVER of Ennislare was making financial arrangements for two of his six children, Frances & Benjamin. Perhaps it was already apparent that Frances would live and die unmarried. Perhaps she was the eldest daughter. I cannot find provisions made for the other two daughters. The other two daughters married within the decade and provisions were made for them at that time: Jane OLIVER married John McCULLAGH & Elizabeth OLIVER married William VANCE (Her address at the time of her marriage was given as Ballynagalliagh[1]- a townland in Lisnadill that is on the southern border of Ennislare, the home of her parents). The other two sons, William & James, were seemingly already established as linen drapers, so one might expect that provisions had already been made for them.

 

To the register appointed for the registering all deeds conveyances and so forth.

A memorial of a Deed of Assignment bearing date the twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety four between the William OLIVER[2] of Ennislare[3]  in the Parish and County of Armagh of the one part and Frances OLIVER[4] of Ennislare in said Parish and County of the other part wherein is recited that whereas Thomas WHALEY[5] of the city of Dublin Esq. did by indenture of lease bearing date the tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety demise unto the said William OLIVER all that and those that part of the town and lands of Ennislare then in his possession containing by estimation thirty acres three roods and thirty perches English statute measure be the same more or less situate lying and being in the Barony of Lower Fews and Parish and County of Armagh aforesaid and meared and bounded on the north by Farmacaffley[6] on the east by Ballymorron[7] on the south by Drumconnel[8] and on the west by part of the town land of Ennislare aforesaid with the appurtenances to hold unto the said William OLIVER his executors administrators and assigns from the first day of November then last past for the term of twenty years under the rent therein mentioned and said indenture witnesseth that said William OLIVER in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds sterling to him paid by the said Francis OLIVER did grant bargain sell assign convey and make over unto the said Francis OLIVER all of that and those the said lands and demise in the above recited indenture of lease granted with the appurtenances and all of the estate right title interest term for years claim and demand of him the said William OLIVER to the same and every part thereof to have and to hold the said assigned premises with the appurtenances from the first day of November last past unto the said Francis OLIVER his executors administrators and assigns for the remainder of said term granted subject to the rents therein mentioned which said deed of assignment and this memorial are witnessed by William OLIVER Jr[9]. and James OLIVER both of Ennislare in said Parish and County of Armagh Linen Drapers

 

Will Oliver

 

Signed and sealed in the presence of us

Wm Oliver Jr.

James Oliver

 

The above named William OLIVER maketh oath that he saw the said William OLIVER and Francis OLIVER duly execute the said deed of assignment whereof the above writing is a Memorial and saw the said William OLIVER sign and seal this memorial and saith that he is a subscribing witness to said deed and Memorial and that the name William OLIVER to said deed of assignment and Memorial severally subscribed is this deponent's name and his own proper handwriting

 

Sworn before me at Armagh and the County of Armagh the 28th day of June 1794 by virtue of a commission to me demised for taking affidavits in said county and I know the deponent.

[Wain?]right Procter

 

 

1794 June 20 Deed: 485-368-307175

 

To the Registrar appointed for the registering of Deeds Conveyances and so forth. A Memorial of a Deed of Assignment bearing date the twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety four between William OLIVER[10] of Ennislare in the Parish and County of Armagh of the one part and Benjamin OLIVER[11] of Ennislare in said Parrish and County of the other part where it is recited that Whereas Mrs. Frances PRINGLE[12] late of Lime Park[13] in the County of Tyrone did buy indenture of lease bearing date the tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four demise unto the said William OLIVER all that part of the towns and lands of Enagh[14]  and Killynure[15] then in his possession (being a part of those lands formerly held by John[16]  and Samuel DOBBYN[17]) containing by estimation fifty seven acres and two roods English statute measure[18] with the appurtenances situate lying and being in the Barony Parish and County of Armagh aforesaid end meared and bounded on the north east and south by part of the townlands of Killynure and Enogh on the west by the Townland of Magherykilcranny[19] in county aforesaid to hold on to the said William OLIVER his executors administrators and assigns from the first day of November in the last past for the term of twenty years under the rent fees and finis therein mentioned And Said Indenture witnesseth that said William OLIVER in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds sterling to him paid by the said Benjamin OLIVER did grand bargain sell assign convey and make over unto the said Benjamin OLIVER all that and those said Lands and Premises in the above recited Indenture of lease granted with the appurtenances and all the estate right title interest term for years claim and demand of him the said William OLIVER to the sum to the same and every part thereof to have and to hold the said assigned premises with the appurtenances from the first day of November last past unto the said Benjamin OLIVER his executors administrators and assigns for the remainder of said term granted subject to the Rents fees and fines therein mentioned which said Deed of Assignment and this Memorial are witnessed by William OLIVER Jr[20]. of Ennislare in the parish and County Armagh Linen Draper and James OLIVER[21] of the same Linen Draper

 

Will: Oliver [SEAL]

 

Signed and sealed in the presence of us

Wm Oliver Junr

James Oliver

 

The above named William OLIVER maketh oath that he saw the said William OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER duly execute the said Deed of Assignment whereof the above writing is a Memorial and saw the said William OLIVER sign and seal this memorial and saith that he is a subscribing witness to said Deed and Memorial and that the name William OLIVER to said deed of Assignment and Memorial severally subscribed is this deponent's name and is his own proper handwriting

 

Sworn before me at Armagh in the County of Armagh the 21st day of June 1794 by virtue of a Commission to me directed for taking Affidavits in said County and I know the Deponent

[Wainwright?] Procter

 

 

 



[1] SOURCE: First Presbyterian, City of Armagh marriage records.

[2] William OLIVER of Ennislare – I am assuming this is William OLIVER (1730-1816) who married Elizabeth STEEL in 1757 and was the father of the Francis & William jr. mentioned in this 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 of Ballyrea.

[3] Ennislare, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh is on the southern border of Farmacaffley. It is 262 acres. The portion being deeded to Frances would have been in the north-eastern part of the townland.

[4] Frances OLIVER. I do wonder if her given name has any connection to the Frances PRINGLE of Lime Park who has so many deed connections with this line of OLIVERs. I would expect that Frances OLIVER was born some time before 1773, since she seems to be an adult at the time of this deed.  She died before 1837. SOURCE: National Archives IWR/1837/f/50 Will probate for Frances Oliver, Enagh. Spinster (I have a photocopy). Her will was proved 14 January 1837."All the property presumed in Legacies not liable to duty. No Inventory." I believe the executor was Wm. BOYD [the photocopy is not clear].

[5] Thomas WHALLEY of Dublin. This might be a lease to find: 1790- WHALLEY-OLIVER. It is likely significant that a Thomas WHALLEY of Tullyhue had a will probated in 1790. (NOTE: Tullyhugh is a large townland in the Parish of Ballymore, Co. Armagh)

[6] Farmacaffley, Parish of Lisnadill had been in the OLIVER family for several generations before this lease.

[7] Ballymorran is a townland where OSBURNs connected to OLIVERs lived. SEE: December 24, 1792 Deed 462-370-295062

[8] Drumconnel AKA Drumconwell, Parish of Lisnadill

[9] William OLIVER jr, linen draper of Ennislare is a son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL of Ennislare. I believe he married Elizabeth BALLANTYNE before 1828 and died in 1854 in Brootally, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh. SOURCE: Armagh Will Probates for the date. They had two known sons: William OLIVER & Andrew OLIVER.

[10] William OLIVER of Ennislare – I am assuming this is William OLIVER (1730-1816) who married Elizabeth STEEL in 1757 and was the father of the Benjamin & James & William jr. mentioned in this 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 of Ballyrea.

[11] Benjamin OLIVER. Given the deed preceding it, I suspect that this Benjamin OLIVER is the brother of Frances OLIVER and hence my g-g-g-grandfather (1765-1831). He would later live at Killinure on the land described in this deed and raise his family there (including Eliza OLIVER, mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON). NOTE: While this may be the Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinhonebeg who died in 1770 - a brother of the William who married Elizabeth STEEL – both of them sons of another William about whom I know little, I doubt it.

[12] Frances PRINGLE of Lime Park, Co. Tyrone. SOURCE: p71 of T.G.F. Patterson's Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries gives the family relationships of names mentioned in this deed. SOURCE: LDS film # 1279353. John PRINGLE of Lyme Park, Caledon (will proved in 1742) married a Sarah whose last name is currently unknown. Rev Robert PRINGLE of Madden Court, Co. Armagh was one of their sons. He married Frances ENERY (Her father was Rev. William ENERY rector of Killeshandra) on December 30th, 1783.  NOTE: I have a date of 1743 for the deed relating to the marriage, but my notes from Patterson show a marriage date of 1783. One of these dates  is incorrect. I will order the deed to check this out. John PRINGLE of Lyme Park was the agent to John HAMILTON (proprietor of the Caledon Estate). The PRINGLE family held many leases with the OLIVER family. Curiously, there is also the 1753 will of Charlotte PRINGLE née OLIVER (daughter of a Dr. Wm OLIVER – which makes me curious about the manuscripts in the Armagh Library done by Dr. William OLIVER of Bath) and wife of a John PRINGLE. This may be a red herring, but there may prove to be a connection. Another connection: In 1807, John PRINGLE of Lyme Park demised much of the Kennedies to Joseph OLIVER.

[13] Lime Park, Co. Tyrone – home of the PRINGLE family. It shows up on contemporary maps just north east of Caledon, but not as a separate townland. It would be in the Parish of Aghaloo.

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

[15] This makes  sense of my 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.

[16] 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).

[17] Samuel DOBBYN?

[18] This is approximately the same acreage that shows up in a deed between John PRINGLE & Benjamin OLIVER dated May 8, 1806. SOURCE PRONI D/462/117  

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

[20] William OLIVER jr, linen draper of Ennislare is a son of William OLIVER & Elizabeth STEEL of Ennislare. I believe he married Elizabeth BALLANTYNE before 1828 and died in 1854 in Brootally, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh. SOURCE: Armagh Will Probates for the date. They had two known sons: William OLIVER & Andrew OLIVER. His father transferred lands at Brootely to him June 20, 1793, Deed 474-175-299375.

[21] 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. I suspect he is the son. A will of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) mentions a brother called “James”

 

 

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