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NAMES: Alexander McEVOY, Philipstown;William CHARLETON, Philipstown; Alexander DONALDSON late of Philipstown; James McEVOY.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 31, 2009

 

1848 Dec 21 Philipstown

Deed: 1848 21 283.

 

NOTES from Louth Archives (PP00053/009) – there is an error – likely in my work – two dates 1838 and 1848. I suspect the date of 1848 is correct. I am filing it under that date. 1838 is out of synch with the date of the will in 1843.

 

Conveyance of Alexander McEVOY[1], Philipstown[2] and William CHARLETON[3], Philipstown[4] in respect of 1 acre of bog in Philipstown. McEVOY sold to CHARLETON the said land for £50. The conveyance contains details of previous deeds: Alexander DONALDSON[5], late of Philipstown, by his will of 25 May 1843, left to his nephew Alexander McEVOY, that part of Philipstown formerly known by the name of James McEVOY[6], otherwise Donaldson's division containing 29 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches and also that part of the bog of Philipstown containing 1 acre. A memorial was entered in the Registry Office on 21 December 1838, book 21, number 283.

 

18 December 1848

 



[1] Alexander McEVOY, Philipstown. It would seem that a variant spelling of his last name was McELROY.

[2] Philipstown The house at Phillipstown which was begun by Alexander DONALDSON (1771-1843) was completed by his nephew Thomas William BELL who inherited it after Alexander DONALDSON’s death.

[3] William CHARLETON (1798-1975), Philipstown

[4] Philipstown. The house at Phillipstown which was begun by Alexander DONALDSON (1771-1843) was completed by his nephew Thomas William BELL who inherited it after Alexander DONALDSON’s death.

[5] Alexander DONALDSON, late of Philipstown Alexander DONALDSON (1771-1843), of Philipstown in the County of Louth Esquire. A well to do man who started building Phillipstown House in Co. Louth in 1826. When his nephew Alexander Charleton died in 1828, he was grief-stricken enough to stop work on it. "After Alexander Charleton's death his brother William Charleton came to live with him and died there on 25Sept1875 age 77, unmarried. This William in his will dated 24 April 1872 left all his real estate to his nephew Thomas William BELL who completed building the house." The will of Alexander Donaldson (dated 25 May 1843) left his relatives Alexander McELROY part of his land - also William CHARLETON. "In 1834 he owned 30 good acres in arable state, 10 acres arable, 10 acres pasture and 2 marsh."

He also owned land in Annaletten, Co. Monaghan and in Gibstown, Co. Louth; he served on the Grand Jury of Louth and was also High Sherriff.  SOURCE: Irish Edition of Alexander ban DONALDSON p252 and 254.

[6] James McEVOY I would assume some relation with Alexander McEVOY.

 

 

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