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NAMES: Robert Ellis BAILIE of Castleblayney; Thomas McARDLE of Ducavan; James LAMB of Shortstone East; Mary McARDLE of Shortstone East; Thomas THORNTON of Slieve; Peter JONES of Philipstown; Anne TRACY of Carrickastuck; Anne FOX of Carrickastuck; Charles POLLOCK of Carrickastuck; John JOHNSTON of Woodvale; M.E. JOHNSTON of Woodvale; Townley Paton Hume Macartney FILGATE of Shortstone East; John W. HORAN and Mary Josephine HORAN of Slieve; Thomas BATTERSBY of Philipstown; H. J. OWENS of Dublin; Alexander BELL of Dublin and Philipstown; Charles McMAHON.
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 5, 2009

 

COULTER’S ESTATE[1]

 

1.      PRINCIPAL OCCUPYING TENANTS. -  

a.       The Owner is himself the only Tenant in occupation

2.      NAMES OF THE PRINCIPAL TENANTS ON EACH ADJOINING TOWNLAND

a.       SHORTSTONE WEST[2]: Robert E. BAILIE[3] who is an adjoining Owner and occupies himself all the land adjoining Shortstone West.

b.      DUCAVAN[4]: Thomas McARDLE[5] of Ducavan, Hackballscross, Dundalk is the only adjoining tenant.

c.       SHORTSTONE EAST:[6] James LAMB[7] and Mary McARDLE[8], are the two adjoining tenants.

d.      SLIEVE[9]: Thomas THORNTON[10] of Slieve is the only adjoining tenant.

e.       PHILIPSTOWN[11]: Peter JONES[12] of Phillipstown is the only adjoining Tenant.

f.       CARICKASTUCK[13]: Anne TRACY[14] is the only adjoining Tenant, but Anne FOX[15] and Chas. POLLOCK[16], two of the Owners are also in occupation themselves of part of Carrickastuck, and adjoining the Owner’s Lands.

3.      ADJOINING OWNERS:

a.       SHORTSTONE W.:  R.E. BAILIE Esq., Crown Solicitor, Castleblayney.

b.      DUCAVAN: John [17]Miss M.E. JOHNSTONE[18], Woodvale, Ballsmill[19], Hackballscross, Dundalk. He has no agent.

c.       SHORTSTONE E.: The adjoining owner is Townley Paton Hume Macartney FILGATE[20] and his agents are Messrs STEWART & GALBRAITH, 21 Westland Row, Dublin.

d.      SLIEVE: John W. HORAN[21] and Mary Josephine HORAN[22] both of Louth, Co. Louth.

e.       PHILIPSTOWN: Thomas BATTERSBY[23] is the adjoining owner and his agent is H.J. OWENS[24] Esq. 15 Anglesea Park, Rathmines, Dublin.

f.       CARICKASTUCK: The adjoining Owners are Charles POLLOCK, Carrickavilla, Hackballscross, Dundalk and Anne FOX Carrickastuck, Hackballscross, Dundalk. And Alexander BELL[25].

 

            Mr. McMAHON[26] says that Mr. BELL himself will know who this Alexander BELL is and if he has any agent.



[1] I presume – based on the list of adjoining properties, that this is part of the townland of Carrickastuck and that the date of the document is about 1881 and was part of the preparation of a court case concerning these lands. SEE also: 1901 January 14 and 1895 John DICKIE's disposition

[2] Shortstone West. There are two townlands: Shortstone East & Shortstone West, both in the Parish of Roche.  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 Samuel COULTER who was murdered in 1851. Her maiden name was BAILIE and I suspect that she was a sister of this Robert BAYLEY.

[3] Robert E. BAILIE (1851-1911), Crown Solicitor, Castleblayney. There are other Robert Ellis BAILIEs – but he fits the right time frame and occupation.

[4] Ducavan is a townland of 99 acres in the Parish of Roche with Shortstone East and West on its southern border, Ballinbinaby on its western border and Edenkill on its northern and eastern border. At the time of Griffiths Valuation, it was entirely owned by a Thomas JOHNSTON.

[5] Thomas McARDLE. At the time of Griffiths, Owen McARDLE was a lessee and Thomas JOHNSTON was the lessor.

[6] Shortstone East. There are two townlands: Shortstone East & Shortstone West, both in the Parish of Roche.  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 Samuel COULTER who was murdered in 1851. Her maiden name was BAILIE and I suspect that she was a sister of this Robert BAYLEY.

[7] James LAMB

[8] Mary McARDLE

[9] Slieve, 140 acres in the Parish of Kane, Co. Louth.

[10] Thomas THORNTON

[11] 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.

[12] Peter JONES

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

[14] Anne TRACY. In Griffiths, a Henry TRACY leased land from a Joseph DICKIE in Carrickastuck.

[15] Anne FOX of Carrickastuck, Hackballscross, Dundalk

[16] Chas. POLLOCK of Carrickavilla, Hackballscross, Dundalk.  1883,  7 Nov, letter from Eliza Jackson to son Thomas: Cousin Sam has got a tenant for Cavananore house and gardens at last. Dr Wilson the Dispensary Dr who is married to Miss [Pollock?] is said to be giving him £30 a year for them. How long he will stay there remains to be seen. He has hitherto been living with Charles [Pollock]; so he cannot but know all about the place. I have heard nothing since, about the sale of Sam’s land; but we still are on the alert; if anything should transpire. NOTE In 1776, December 4th a William POLLOCK was in occupation of part of Carrickastuck.

[17] John JOHNSTON of Woodvale, Ballsmill, owned 79 acres in the 1876 Landowners list. He was a Justice of the Peace. It is likely that he was a grandson of John JOHNSTON, “King of the Fews” who died in 1759.

[18] M.E. JOHNSTONE. SEE: Biography of Mary E. JOHNSTON. There is no proven relationship, but it is interesting. http://www.thesilverbowl.com/biographies/JohnstonMaryE_Bremner.htm

[19] Ballsmill is a village of about 10 houses, 5 miles, Irish, from Dundalk, and 4 miles, Irish, east of Crossmaglen. It lies within a quarter of a mile of the Louth border and is only a mile from the famous Roche’s Castle. . . . .
The land of the district is good. Potatoes, oats and flax are the chief crops. SOURCE: 1888 Bassett Armagh Directory.

[20] Townley Paton Hume Macartney FILGATE

[21] John W. HORAN

[22] Mary Josephine HORAN

[23] Thomas BATTERSBY

[24] H.J. OWENS

[25] Alexander BELL (1828-1908), son of Thomas BELL and Eliza CHARLETON and husband of Amelia MAFFFET. The family had long connections with land in the area. Griffiths shows him leasing land and buildings to an Anne COLTER (value £63).  "He was a much respected lawyer practising in Dublin." SOURCE: Irish Edition of Alexander ban DONALDSON.

[26] Charles McMAHON

 

 

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