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I am posting this in spite of my ignorance about exactly who is who. Hopefully, others can help. NAMES: William POOLER of Newry; Mary COULTER of Dowdalshill; Thomas COULTER of Dublin; Samuel COULTER of Carnbeg; Joseph COULTER late of Dowdallshill; William NELSON, DD.; James DICKIE.
Sharon Oddie Bown. August 22, 2008

1817 August 1 POOLER COULTER

 

1 Aug 1817

Wm Pooler 1st part

Mary his wife 2nd

Thomas Samuel

Coulter 3rd part

Deed of settlement

 

 

Jn Wallace 38 Bolton Street

 

 

This indenture made the first day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventeen.  Between William POOLER[1] of that part of Newry which is situate in the County of Down printer of the first part, Miss Mary COULTER[2] of Dowdalshill[3] in the County of Louth spinster of the second part and Thomas COULTER[4] of the city of Dublin Esqr and Samuel COULTER[5] of Carnbeg[6] in the County of Louth farmer of the third part.  Whereas a marriage is by the permission of God intended to be forthwith had and solemnized between the said William POOLER and Mary COULTER and whereas the said Mary COULTER is intitled to a legacy or fortune of Two hundred pounds under and by virtue of the last will and testament of her uncle Joseph COULTER[7] late of Dowdalshill aforesaid farmer deceased which the said William POOLER will be entitled to in case the said intended marriage shall take effect and in as much as the said William POOLER is not present possessed of any Real Freehold or Chattel property sufficient to enable him to make a certain or permanent provision by way of jointure for his said intended Wife in case she shall survive him or for the issue of said intended marriage he hath executed his Bond with warrant of Attorney for confessing judgment thereon unto the said Thomas and Samuel COULTER bearing equal date respectively with the presents the said Bond being in the penalty of Four hundred pounds Sterl conditioned for payment of the said sum of two hundred pounds Sterl unto the said Thomas and Samuel COULTER their Heirs Executor's Administrators or Assigns on the first day of January One thousand eight hundred and eighteen And whereas it has been expressly stipulated and agreed upon by and between all the parties to these presents that the sum secured by said Bond and the legal Interest thereof shall be liens and charges upon all the properties of every nature and kind soever which the said William POOLER now is or at any time hereafter during the intended coverture between him and the said Mary COULTER shall be used possessed of or entitled unto with full power to and for the said Thomas COULTER and Samuel COULTER and the survivor of them and the Exors & Admons of Such Survivor to sue for levy recover and Receive the amount of said Bond and the Interest thereof at such time or times upon such trust and to and for such uses intents and purposes as herein after appointed mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same to the intent that the said sum of Two hundred pound and Interest may be secured for the said Mary COULTER and her issue by the said William POOLER pursuant to the express terms and conditions which were Stipulated and finally agreed upon at the treaty of said intended marriage Now This Indenture witnesseth that in persuance of the said Recited agreement and in order to carry the said into [comptite?] and specific execution for and in consideration of the said sum of Two hundred pounds fortune or legacy which the said Mary COULTER is as aforesaid intitled unto under and by virtue of the said last will and testament of her said uncleand  which the said William POOLER or it will be intitled to Receive immediately after the solemnization of said marriage by and with the full free and voluntary consent and approbation of all the other parties to these presents and in order secure a sum equivalent thereto and make a provision [the next line did not fit into the scan] deceased of such issue under the said age of Twenty one years or unmarried, and in order to prevent any mistakes in the premises with respect to the trusts here in before a [expressed?] in the said Thomas and Samuel COULTER, It is hereby further declared covenanted and agreed upon by and between all the said parties that in case the said Thomas and Samuel COULTER or the survivor of them or the Exors or Admons of such survivor shall levy or call in the said sum of Two hundred pounds Sterl and place the same again out at interest or other Surety or Sureties pursuant to the [provisions?] herein before for that purpose given to an vested in them, That then and in that case the said Thomas and Samuel COULTER and the survivor of them or the Exors or Admons of such survivor shall execute two legal declarations of trust and deliver one of them to the said William POOLER and the other to the said Mary COULTER which shall be exact copies or duplicates of each other explaining and declaring that such new security or securities was or were taken upon the trusts and to and for the uses intents and purposes hereinbefore mentioned expressed and declared -- In Witness whereof the parties hereunto have put their names and affixed their seals the day and year first above written

 

Signed sealed and delivered

in presence of

William Nielsen[8] DD

Jas Dickey[9]

 

William Pooler

Mary Coulter

Thomas Coulter

Samuel Coulter

 

The following words to these presents in the first page, eight lines from the bottom and also three words in the second pages (in the lifetime of the said Mary Coulter but if the same shall be [?] in) five lines from the bottom before this Deed was perfected were underlined.

 

in presence of

William Nielsen DD[10]

Jas Dickey

 

 



[1] William POOLER. He is mentioned in Bradshaws 1819 directory: William Pooler Printer & Stationer Book Seller Scotch Street.

[2] Mary COULTER of Dowdalshill. The mention of her uncle Joseph COULTER, late of Dowdallshill is confusing. If he is the Joseph COULTER (1704-1796), late of Dowdallshill, then we she should be a daughter of one of his brothers. There was Samuel COULTER(1700-1760) who married a Mary, but supposedly had no children. Then a Thomas COULTER who married Jane SMALL who had two daughters named Mary (I assume the first died before the birth of the second), but she married James Rogers in 1791. Could the uncle have been a great uncle? Not that this speculation helps much. The long and the short of it is that nothing fits.

[3] Dowdalshill. AKA Dowdles Hill AKA Dowdallshill. The townland is in the parish of Dundalk, Co. Louth and contains 442 acres. It is southeast of the townland of Carnbeg (separated by the townland of Ballynahattin).The records of Lord Roden show that on November 11, 1781 a Samuel COULTER had a lease for part of Dowdallshill. Also that Joseph COULTER in 1810 had a lease for part of Dowdallshill for 3 lives or 61 years.

SOURCE: http://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/county/louth/rodn1837.html  "The Roden Title. Statement of Title of The Right Hon. Robert Earl of Roden to the Manor, Town, and Lands of Dundalk and Other Lands in The County of Louth, in Ireland with The Opinion of the Right Hon. Thomas Lefroy Thereon", Hodges and Smith. Dublin. No Date.

NOTE: There are other elements of family interest with respect to this townland. Joseph COULTER (1704-1796) died at Dowdallshill. He was a son of Thomas COULTER (1658-1754) and Anne MAFFETT (1671-1736) and was also an older brother of the Thomas COULTER (1709-1769) who was the father of the Samuel COULTER (1755-1801) mentioned later in this lease. Furthermore in 1761, the widow Mary MOFFAT otherwise PARK covenanted money from her Dowdallshill lease to her daughter Elizabeth at the time of Elizabeth’s marriage to Samuel DONALDSON (1725-1805).  SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1761Dec1_DONALDSON.html I would suspect a family link between the father of Elizabeth MOFFAT and Anne MAFFETT – possibly siblings. Also, in 1802 a John MOFFATT was a witness to a DONALDSON deed that I have posted but not yet footnoted. SEE: 1802 DONALDSON Indenture

[4] Thomas COULTER of the city of Dublin Esqr. This might be the Thomas COULTER (1793-1843) who was the acclaimed botanist. He was studying at the University of Dublin at this time.

[5] Samuel COULTER of Carnbeg. If the aforementioned Thomas COULTER was indeed the botanist Thomas COULTER (1793-1843), then this could be his brother Samuel COULTER (1799-1840).

[6] Carnbeg  Parish of Dundalk, Co. Louth, 135 acres.

[7] Joseph COULTER late of Dowdalshill. If he was the Joseph COULTER (1704-1796), late of Dowdallshill (son of Thomas COULTER and Anne MAFFITT), then as mentioned earlier, nothing fits. If he was one generation earlier, there is also nothing that fits.

[8] William NIELSON DD. Is he this person? “William Neilson was the son of Rev Moses Neilson, who had come as a Presbyterian minister from the Strabane region to Rademon near Crossgar in Kilmore parish in 1767. Moses Neilson was an Irish speaker, and used Irish in Rademon, as already noted. William was born in 1774. He was schooled first by his father, and later by Lynch at Loughinisland. He attended Glasgow University from 1789 until 1791, and became a minister in 1796. He spent the years 1797–1818 in Dundalk, where he is known to have preached regularly in Irish. His arrest in 1798 after preaching in Irish during a visit home has already been mentioned; he was released from Downpatrick court the following day. He went on to become a professor in the Belfast Academy from 1818 until his death in 1821” SOURCE: Down: History & Society, ed. Lindsay Proudfoot, Dublin: Geography Publications, 1997 Ch 17 The Irish Language in County Down. Ciarán Ó Duibhín. This would not be surprising given the interest in Gaelic in earlier generations of the COULTER family. He was also the tutor of Thomas COULTER (1793-1843)

[9] James DICKIE. It is possible that he was the James DICKIE (1771-1835), a brother of Anne DICKIE (1772-1803) who married Samuel COULTER (1755-1801).

[10] It is interesting that a Dr. Nelson had title to part of Dowdalls Hill “at will” (no date) SOURCE:  "The Roden Title. Statement of Title of The Right Hon. Robert Earl of Roden to the Manor, Town, and Lands of Dundalk and Other Lands in The County of Louth, in Ireland with The Opinion of the Right Hon. Thomas Lefroy Thereon", Hodges and Smith. Dublin. No Date.

 

 

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