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NAMES: James WALLACE of Clements Lane, London; John Barklie WALLACE of New Orleans; O'Neal BAYLY of Belfast; William McNaghton DICKIE; George SWAYNE; George Hinton BOVELL; George Kennedy SMITH; Edward O'ROURKE; Robert TORRENCE. OTHER PLACES: The Muckamore Mills.
Sharon Oddie Brown. September 27, 2009

1848 March 13

Deed 1848 06 081

 

There are a number of sources that helped me with the background to this deed. For this reason, I have put much of this source material up front, rather than tucking it into the footnotes as I usually do.

 

Firstly, Ireland Exhibited in England:

 

            Muckamore Mills. These Mills of the property of Messrs. Whittle and Wallace, and are embarked in the manufacture of three classes of grain, wheat, barley, and oats. They are situated on the six mile water, a River which takes its rise near elevation in the vicinity of Larne called Agnews-Hill, and empties itself into Lough Neagh, in the immediate vicinity of Antrim. The progress of this river is consequently short; but its falls appear to be numerous and well occupied, as a reader will perceive by the following list of Mills, which it turns in his descent to the lough.

            First a cotton mill at Whitepark, the property of a Mr. Ferguson. 2. The papermill of Blow, Ward and Co., at Bally Claire. 3. A paper mill of the same firm, at Donethery. 4. A bleach green, the property of Mr. William Susan. 5. The bleach green of Messrs Minnis andeck.6. A cotton mill, the property of Mr. William Forsythe. 7. The flour and barley Mills, first noticed in this memoir. 8. The extensive bleach mill's of Muckamore, the property of Mr. Chaine, noticed in our description of Ballycraigy. 9. A papermill at Bog-head, (near Greenmount) in the occupation of Mr. Johnson; and lastly the Antrim flour and paper mills, the property of the Messrs. Ledlie.

            Muckamore Mills are situated on the pleasing and useful farm of 60 Conyngham acres, about 1 1/2 mile from Antrim, which is the post town to them.

SOURCE: Ireland Exhibited to England. Vol. II. A. Atkinson, Esq. London. 1823.

Then a roots chat at: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=a6e15eb8abec7b6de396885a5b3dda4a&topic=270354;prev_next=next :

 

A Mr. [probably James] WALLACE & James WHITTLE were in business at Muckamore during the 2nd half of the 18thC, initially mostly bleaching/beetling linen. An unsourced tree on the internet “WHITTLE of Glenavy” indicates that there were at least a couple of WALLACE-WHITTLE intermarriages. The WHITTLEs seem to have inherited Muckamore Lodge as well as extensive linen mills at Muckamore. The business interests also included timber and corn mills.

 

In the late 1800s, merchants James & John WHITTLE of Belfast and James WALLACE of Banbridge had got in to difficulty with flour & corn mills at Muckamore. They mortaged the mills, but then had to give them up, to Hugh THOMPSON of Baltimore, USA (formerly of Muckamore). [Ref: Deed No. 334980 of 28-MAR-1798 and Deed No. 336680 of 02-JUL-1798]. 

 

By 1814, James WHITTLE had moved to Liverpool by 1814. He, and James WALLACE, sold their 1/3 share in mills and bleach yard adjacent to the Mill of Muckamore to Francis WHITTLE for £3,500. [Ref: Deeds Nos. 46623 & 46624 of 05-AUG-1814].A William CHAINE from Portglenone, married James WHITTLE’s daughter Jane  and was apparently given Ballycraigy House (an old manse) near Antrim as their wedding present by James.  Their grandson, James CHAINE, was the famous M.P for Co. Antrim, "father of the port of Larne", who died from his exertions in making sure that Queen Victoria's only visit to the town went perfectly.:


AT http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/ruin,stonework is a photo of ruins of Muckamore:

The names WALLACE and DICKIE show up in Griffiths in the area.

 

Thanks to the find of a diary from James Black, a proprietor of the Randalstown cotton mills in Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland, and merchant of Charleston, South Carolina, USA, we know that in 1828, James Black made an offer to Lord O’NEIL for the Muckamore Mills for £3,500, but was unsuccessful. He heard that someone in Belfast wanted them. SOURCE: The diary of James Black http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/immig_emig/northern_ireland/ni_2/article_11.shtml

 

AS for the DICKIE connections, there is a tree at a now defunct site called www.clandickie.com which had the following:

GENERATION 6 - THOMAS DICKEY

BORN IN MUCKAMORE, CO. ANTRIM, NORTH IRELAND (1658)
DIED IN ANTRIM, NORTH IRELAND (1728)
MARRIED JANE AWL (1680)
HAD 5 CHILDREN

GENERATION 7 - GEORGE DICKEY

BORN IN MUCKAMORE, CO. ANTRIM, NORTH IRELAND (1691)
DIED IN SADSBURY, LANCASTER CO., PA (1748)
MARRIED MARGARET WALKER OR MACKEY IN NORTH IRELAND (1711)
HAD 8 CHILDREN

GENERATION 8 - JAMES DICKEY

BORN IN MUCKAMORE, CO. ANTRIM, NORTH IRELAND (1712)
DIED IN RUTHERFORD CO., NC (1792)
MARRIED CATHERINE HUET (1737)
HAD 7 CHILDREN BORN IN PA, VA, SC, & NC

 

To the register appointed by act of Parliament for registering acts deeds assignments wills and so forth.

 

A Memorial of an indenture of assignment made the 13th day of March in the year of our Lord 1848 between James WALLACE[1] of Clements Lane in the city of London merchant of the first part, John Barklie WALLACE[2] of New Orleans in the United States of America merchant of the second part and William McNaghton DICKIE[3] of Muckamore Lodge in the County of Antrim and O’Neile BAYLY[4] of Belfast in the said County of Antrim merchants of the third part. After reciting a certain indenture of lease of the 18th day of January 1847 made between the several parties therein stated and reciting a certain indenture of Co-partnership of the 19th day of February 1847 whereby the said James WALLACE William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY became partners for the purposes therein stated under the firm and style of the Muckamore Mill Co. and reciting a certain indenture of assignment of the 29th day of December 1847 by George SWAYNE[5] and George Hinton BOVELL[6] therein described to the said James WALLACE William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY of a certain license to use an invention therein described for the term therein stated and also reciting the said license form part of the stock of the said Muckamore Mills Company[7] and the interest therein of the said James WALLACE was intended to be granted and assigned by said deed of which this is a Memorial and also reciting a certain indenture mortgage of the 29th day of January 1848 made between the said James WALLACE of the one part and the said John Barklie WALLACE of the other part. Whereby this same said James WALLACE granted bargained and sold all his said James WALLACE's interest and interest in the lands arrangements and premises comprised in the said lease of the 18th day of January 1847 with the appurtenances. To hold unto the said John Barklie WALLACE's executors administrators and assigns for the term therein stated subject to the proviso therein mentioned on repayment of the sum of money therein mentioned with interest and also reciting the said James WALLACE was desirous of withdrawing from the said partnership and that the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile  BAYLY had permitted them so to do and after and also reciting an agreement between the said James WALLACE William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY for the sale of all the estate on interest of the said James WALLACE in the said partnership business and stock and also in under the said lease of 18 January 1847 at or for the price therein agreed on and secured in the matter therein fully stated. And also reciting the said John Barklie WALLACE at the request of the said James WALLACE had consented to join in execute said deed of which this is a Memorial in order to assign over all his estate in interest in under the said lease of the 18th day of January 1847 and to release and discharge the lands therein comprised from any claim on part of the said indenture mortgage of the 29th day of January 1848. It was by said deed witnessed that in pursuance of the therein previously recited agreement and in consideration of the sum 1600 pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and Ireland to the said James WALLACE paid in matter therein mentioned -- by the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY the receipt of which said sum was also therein acknowledged. He the said James WALLACE granted bargained sold assigned transfer and such over unto the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY their executors administrators and assigns all and every part and share of him the said James WALLACE of and in the capital or joint stock of the said partnership trading under the said firm and style of the Muckamore Mills Company and also off and in all and every the stock goods monies bills bonds and securities for money merchandise his credits and effects and things of the said partnership and all other the right title and interest whatsoever belonging or accruing to him the said James WALLACE by virtue of his being a copartner with the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY and all the right interest property benefit package claim and demand whatsoever both at law and equity of him the said James WALLACE of into and out of the said capital and joint stock and other the premises by said deed of which this is a Memorial assigned or intended soon-to-be and every part and parcel of the same end of into and under the said deed of Co-partnership of the said 19th day of February 1847. To have hold receive take and enjoy the said part and share of said James WALLACE of and in the said capital joint stock and other the stock goods monies property and premises in said deed assigned or intended so to be unto the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY their executors administrators and assigns their force to and for their own use and benefit. And to have and to hold the said license granted in and by this said deed of assignment of the 29th day of December 1847 unto the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY their executors administrators and assigns for and during all the remainder of the therein mentioned term of 14 years yet to come and unexpired to and for their own use benefit. And in said deed of which this is a Memorial was contained a power of attorney from the said James WALLACE to the said William McNaghton  the Quay and O’Neile BAYLY for the purposes therein stated with several provisos and covenants as therein stated. And was by said deed further witnessed that in further pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration aforesaid and the said John Barklie WALLACE for the consideration of 10 shillings sterling they the said James WALLACE and John Barklie WALLACE according to their respective states right title and interest therein granted bargained and sold assigned transfer and set over unto the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY their executors administrators and assigns. All that and those the one full undivided one third part or share of and in all that and those the hereditaments and premises comprised in and demised by the said deed of lease of the 18th day of January 1840 something. That is to say of and in all that and those the great Watermill and Mills commonly called and known by the name of Muckamore Mills with the Kilns and Corn stones and together with all and singular the going gear and machinery thereto belonging or now used therewith and the ground and soil whereupon said mill and mill skills and corn stones do stand and utensils implements stones and fixtures now being in or connected with the said mill or Mills Kilns and Corn stones together with all passages rights easements Mill Seats Waters and Water Courses Dams Loughs Pounds Weirs profits commodities privileges and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Mill and Mills belonging or there with usually held and enjoyed and also the stable yard stable shed stores and other buildings attached thereto the two gate houses and houses occupied by the Miller and Clerk of the said Muckamore Mills all which said premises are to be held use and enjoyed by the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY in as full and ample in manner as same have heretofore been held use and enjoyed by the said Muckamore Mills Company and are situate lying and being in the Grange of Muckamore in the Barony of Masserene in the County of Antrim aforesaid and also of and in all that and those that dwellinghouse or tenement at Muckamore Lodge with a portion of the garden thereunto belonging and the tenant office houses in the yard thereto attached or the portion thereof respectively numbered on the doors in white paint Nos 1 – 4-6-12-13-14 & 15 and also those several pieces land thereto adjoining containing by a measurement 9 acres and 22 perches or thereabouts Cunningham measure as the same were lately and are now in the occupation possession of the said William McNaghton DICKIE with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and are situate lying and being in the Grange of Muckamore in the Barony of Masserene and County of Antrim aforesaid and are as to their boundaries and content so far as regards the said several pieces of land more particularly set forth in the plan delineated on the margin of the original lease of said premises where the said pieces of land severally granted are respectively numbered 1-2-3 & 6 and are with the said portion of garden coloured green except as in the said indenture of lease of the 18th day of January 1847 as excepted and all the estate right title term and terms of years property profit claim and demand whatsoever either at law or in equity of them the said James WALLACE and John Barklie WALLACE or either of them into or out of the same part or share of an estate said leasehold premises in said deed of which this is a Memorial secondly assigned or intended so to be and every or any of them whatever or any part thereof. To have and to hold the same unto the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY their executors administrators and assigns as tenants in common and not as joint tenants thenceforth for and during all the rest residue and remainder of the said term of 21 years commencing from the first day of January 1847 yet to come and unexpired providing the said term shall not be sooner determined according to the provision in said lease contained in as full large ample and beneficial a manner as the said James WALLACE might or could have held used occupied or enjoyed the said premises by virtue of the said lease of the 18th day of January 1847 and discharged of and from the said indenture of mortgage of the 29th day of January 1848 but sunject to the payment of the yearly rent in said lease mentioned and reserved and to the performance of the several clauses covenants conditions and agreements on the tenants or lessees grants to be paid done to observe performed fulfilled and kept and it was by said indenture further witnessed that for the considerations aforesaid he the said James WALLACE did for himself and for his executors and administrators remise release and forever quit claim unto them the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY their executors and administrators all in every sums and sum of money and a due to the said Muckamore Mills Company and all and all manner of action suits claims and demands whatsoever both at law and in equity which he can or may from thence forth claim challenge or demand against them the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY or either of them their or either of their executors or administrators for or on account of any breach or nonperformance of any covenant or agreement or any other matter or thing whatsoever done or committed or which on their part by virtue of the said indenture of Co-partnership or otherwise are or were by them covenanted or agreed to be paid done and performed and they the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY in consideration of the release in said deed may be given to them as aforesaid did thereby for themselves and for the respective executors administrators and remise and release and forever quit claim unto him the said James WALLACE all and every sum and sums of money and all and all manner of action suits claims and demands whatsoever both at law and in equity which they either or any of them can or may have claim challenge or demand against the said James WALLACE for an account of any breach of covenant or non-performance any agreement or any other act matter or thing whatsoever by him done or committed touching or relating to the before mentioned Co-partnership which by the said indenture of Co-partnership or otherwise are or were by him the said James WALLACE thereby covenanted or agreed to be paid done and performed and which said deed contains all the clauses and covenants as by some will appear and as to the execution thereof by the said William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY and the said John Barklie WALLACE and the said James WALLACE duly witnessed by and in the presence of George Kennedy SMITH[8] and Edward O'ROURKE[9] both of Belfast in the County of Antrim attorneys at Law in his presence also this Memorial has been duly signed and sealed by the said several parties thereto and hereto -- sealed and signed and sealed in presence of Edward O'Rourke -- George K. Smith.

William McNaghton  DICKIE. [SEAL]

O’Neile BAYLY. [SEAL]

JB WALLACE. [SEAL]

James WALLACE. [SEAL]

The above named Edward O'ROURKE maketh oath and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the execution of a deed whereof the foregoing writing is a Memorial and also to the execution of the foregoing Memorial by the several parties to same respectively and saith that he saw said deed and this Memorial duly executed by the said above named James WALLACE John Barklie WALLACE William McNaghton DICKIE and O’Neile BAYLY and saith the name Edward O'ROURKE subscribed as an attesting witness to said deed and this Memorial is this deponents proper name and hand writing.

Sworn before me at Carrickfergus in the County

of the town of Carrickfergus this 13th day

of March 1848 on my circuit. Robert TORRENCE[10].

36 sheets.

A true copy



[1] James WALLACE of Clements Lane, London

[2] John Barklie WALLACE (1814-1855) Died in New Orleans. Son of James WALLACE & Annie BARKLIE. SOURCE: Muckamore grave transcriptions.  http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/IRL-ANTRIM/2007-04/1177749662

[3] William McNaghton DICKIE of Muckamore Lodge in the County of Antrim.

[4] O'Neal BAYLY of Belfast, merchant

[5] George SWAYNE

[6] George Hinton BOVELL

[7] The Muckamore Mills:

·         SOURCE: The Belfast/Ulster Street Directory. 1861 The Muckamore flour mills are also of long standing; and, in addition, new flour and meal mills, of considerable power, have recently been constructed contiguous to the railway station, by a very popular and influential proprietor; resident in the neighbourhood. .

[8] George Kennedy SMITH of Belfast

[9] Edward O'ROURKE of Belfast

[10] Robert TORRENCE.

 

 

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