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NAMES: Henry COULTER of Carrickastuck; Arthur JOHNSTON of Lisdoo; Alexander DONALDSON of Philipstown; Henry COULTER; Matthew Moore GRAHAM of Lisdoo; Edward FERRER; William ARNOTT. OTHER PLACES: Shortstone; Cloughmaguigan.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 31, 2009

 

1868 January 27

DEED: 1868 6 140

COULTER, Henry -JOHNSTON, Arthur

 

A Memorial of an indenture of mortgage bearing date the 27th day of January 1868 made between Henry COULTER [1]of Carrickastuck[2] in the County of Louth farmer of the one part and Arthur JOHNSTON[3] of Lisdoo[4] Dundalk in the County of Louth solicitor of the other part after reciting as therein is recited the said indenture witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of £100 therein mentioned to the said Henry COULTER did grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Arthur JOHNSTON all that and those that part of the lands of Carrickastuck aforesaid containing by estimation 44 acres three roods and 30 perches Irish plantation measure be the same more or less bounded on the North by the River which separates it from the lands of Shortstone[5] on the East and South East by the stream which separates it from the lands of Cloughmaguigan[6] then on the South by part of the lands of Baronstown[7] and on the Southwest West South and North West by part of the lands of Carrickastuck as particularly mentioned in a certain lease thereof made 28 day of January 1819 between Alexander DONALDSON[8] of the one part and Henry COULTER[9] who was the grandfather of Henry COULTER party thereto of the other part for the term of three lives renewable forever and under which the said Henry COULTER holds the same situate in the parish of Philipstown Barony of Upper Dundalk and County of Louth. To have and to hold the said lands tenements and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Arthur JOHNSTON his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof  of the said Arthur JOHNSTON his heirs and assigns for the full term of said lease thereof subject to the condition for redemption of the said premises therein after contained which said deed as to the execution thereof to the said Henry COULTER and Arthur JOHNSTON is witnessed by Matthew Moore GRAHAM[10] Civil Engineer and John Joseph WALSH[11] writing clerk both of Lisdoo[12] in the County of Louth and this Memorial as to the execution thereof by the said Arthur JOHNSTON is witnessed by the said Matthew Moore GRAHAM civil engineer and John Joseph WALSH writing clerk both of us who in the County of Louth Arthur JOHNSON. [Seal]. Signed sealed and delivered by the said Arthur JOHNSTON in presence of Matthew Moore GRAHAM C.E. John J. WALSH. Matthew Moore GRAHAM of Lisdoo in the County of Louth civil engineer age 30 years and upwards maketh oath and says that he is a subscribing witness to the deed of which the above writing is a Memorial and also to the above Memorial and said he was present and did see the said deed duly executed by the said Henry COULTER and Arthur JOHNSTON respectively and deponent was also present and did see the above Memorial duly executed by the said Arthur JOHNSTON and saith that the name Matthew Moore GRAHAM subscribed to said deed and Memorial as one of the witnesses to the same respectively is this deponent proper name and hand writing. Matthew Moore GRAHAM sworn before me this 21st day of February 1868 at Dundalk in the County of Louth a Commissioner for taking affidavits for her Majesty's Superior Courts of Common Law in Ireland in and for said County and I know deponent Edward FERRER[13] Commissioner a true copy nine folios Wm ARNOTT[14].

 



[1] Henry COULTER of Carrickastuck in the County of Louth farmer .I suspect this is the Henry COULTER, son of Ralph COULTER.

[2] Carrickastuck, a townland of 229 acres in the Parish of Phillipstown, Co. Louth.

[3] Arthur JOHNSTON of Lisdoo Dundalk in the County of Louth solicitor Mr. Arthur Johnston, Solicitor, of Lisdoo, son of Dr. Johnston, of Carrickbroad [Parish of Killevy, Co. Armagh], and brother of the late James Johnston, J.P., D.L., served his apprenticeship with Mr. Peter M'Evoy Gartlan, a famous Solicitor in the early Repeal Movement, and who defended O'Connell in the early forties [1840s] on the charge of high treason, and got him acquitted. Mr. Johnston devoted himself to the Bankruptcy branch of the legal profession before it was transferred from the County Courts to the High Courts, and was a recognised authority on that subject. He died at Lisdoo in 1902. His daughters are Mrs. Alexander A. Watters, and Mrs. E. Johnston. SOURCE: Tempests Jubilee 1909 p 94.

[4] Lisdoo, a townland of 120 acres in the Parish of Dundalk, Co. Monaghan.

[5] Shortstone. There are two townlands: Shortstone East & Shortstone West, both in the Parish of Roche.  I would expect that Shortstone West is the townland in question. In the 1854 Grifffiths Valuation, pretty much the whole townland is owned in fee by a Robert BAYLEY. The only part that is not is a house and small garden held in fee by Mary COULTER, who would have been the widow of the Samuel COULTER who was murdered in 1851. Her maiden name was BAILIE and I suspect that she was a sister of this Robert BAYLEY.

[6] Cloughmaguigan. This would appear to be part of what is now the townland of Philipstown.

[7] Barronstown, a townland of 513 acres in the Parish of Barronstown, is bordered by Carrickastuck and Philipstown on the North North/east; by Clonaleenan and Derryfalone on the west and by Cunnicar, Maghereagh, Ballinurd, Balrobin and Milltown on the south. The first three townlands have generations-long associations with DICKIEs COULTERs and BAILIEs (amongst other family members).

[8] 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.

[9] Henry COULTER, son of James COULTER, was the grandfather of Henry COULTER (whose father was Ralph COULTER)

[10] Matthew Moore GRAHAM Civil Engineer of Lisdoo

[11] John Joseph WALSH writing clerk of Lisdoo

[12] Lisdoo, a townland of 120 acres in the Parish of Dundalk, Co. Monaghan.

[13] Edward FERRER

[14] Wm ARNOTT

 

 

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