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Sharon Oddie Brown. October 1, 2015
Update June 22, 2017. Added info on Mary OLIVER died 1905.

 

Oliver death certs: Armagh

 

Since OLIVERs were present in Armagh as early as the 1670s, and living in and around Farmacaffley (Parish of Lisnadill) and Mullintur (Parish of Eglish), I use shading to indicate where you might learn more about different lines.

 

NOTE:

·       At least 9 people in this chart died of Phthisis - a word that covered lung diseases such as TB, COPD, cancer, etc. It was a disease category that was characteristic of a slow wasting that was lung related, but distinct from pneumonia, bronchitis or croup. It was also often related to occupations where people were exposed to dust – for example, the linen weaving industry.

·       The number of witnesses who signed with an X is higher than I would have thought. It may indicate illiteracy. It may also indicate issues with eyesight. There does seem to be an economic correlation – the poorer members are more likely to sign with an X.

·       It is useful to view this table in conjunction with another table I created for OLIVER probates. NOTE: The probates in this table only go back to 1867.

 

 

These people are included in my family tree and are known to be related to my OLIVERs, thanks to facts found in paper trails and/or DNA.

These people are included in my family tree and are NOT YET known to be related to my OLIVERs (and they may turn out to not be related at all). There is enough information in my notes so you can find out more about them. SEE: My family tree at Rootsweb.

 

Forename

Date of death

Age at death

Est birth

Registration

My Notes

Mary

28th January 1873

90

1783

Armagh

Widow of Edenderry, Eglish, Farmer, died of Emphysema (4 years). Anne ROBINSON [her mark] present at death. Blackwatertown sub-register. NOTE: There is an Anne OLIVER-Isaac ROBINSON marriage in 1835. Edenderry is a townland in Eglish Parish – about two townlands north of Mullintur.

Catherine

28th October 1866

76

1790

Armagh

Widow of Joseph OLIVER of Tullamore. (née OSBORNE?) She died at Dawson Street, Armagh. Curiously, she was a Gentlewoman yet I can find no trace of a probated will for her in either Ireland or England. In St. Marks internment records.

Henry

6th November 1884

81

1803

Armagh

His death cert says that he was an 81 year old widower who died "probably decline of life". His son-in-law, John Hill was present at his death at Ballymoran. He had been a labourer. Ballymoran is in the parish of Lisnadill. The Registration sub-district where the death was registered was Keady.

Bella

27th January 1865

55

1810

Armagh

Her place of death is Ballymoran, and her death was witnessed by Henry OLIVER. She died after having a fever for 3 weeks. Her death was registered at Keady sub-district. I suspect her husband was Henry OLIVER (1803-1884)

William

15th October 1873

63

1810

Armagh

Son of Benjamin OLIVER & Elizabeth Bradford, a bachelor farmer. His niece’s husband William MENARY was present at his death at Killynure.

Mary

11th September 1882

68

1814

Armagh

She is recorded in the St. Mark’s internment records as being of Callan Street, but there is no death cert registered for her.

Thomas

5th May 1867

53

1814

Armagh

Son of Benjamin OLIVER & Elizabeth BRADFORD. He died a bachelor farmer at Killynure with brother William OLIVER present. Phthisis. NOTE: I suspect he was born 1813 – just before his father altered his will to include him.

Andrew

27th November 1877

59

1818

Armagh

aka Andrew Bradford OLIVER, son of Benjamin OLIVER & Elizabeth BRADFORD. His wife, Anne OLIVER was present at his death from phthisis He died at Aughrafin, Killilea.

Eliza

20th August 1880

60

1820

Armagh

Wife of a labourer; Joseph OLIVER present at death, Keady. He signed his mark. She died of pneumonia.

Mary

24th January 1892

70

1820

Armagh

Wife of William OLIVER, labourer. Death at Killynure of bronchitis.

Ann

29th March 1891

70

1821

Armagh

Widow of Andrew Bradford OLIVER (1818-1877), née Anne HANNA

Not Captured

5th January 1893

70

1823

Armagh

She was a travelling beggar whose forename was not recorded. She was a widow, died on Ogle Street, and was buried at Railway Street.

Eliza

19th August 1865

40

1825

Armagh

Derryhaw, spinster, labourer. Margaret OLIVER present at death, occupier Derryhaw. NOTE Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) had a flax mill at Derryhaw, Tynan, Co. Armagh in 1839 (OS records) & 1850 (SOURCE: The Millers and their Mills of Ireland of about 1850. A list compiled by William E. Hogg. 1997. Self published. Sandy Cove, Co. Dublin, Ireland. p.12).

Margaret

5th February 1886

60

1826

Armagh

Spinster, died at Enagh after 1 month of diarrhea, in presence of daughter Harriet [her mark]

Eliza

14th December 1889

60

1829

Armagh

Wife of Robert OLIVER, a gardener. Died at Bondbrook (aka Banbrook), Armagh. Emily OLIVER was present at time of death (her mark – not a signature). She died of Phthisis – 5 years. NOTE: Is Bondbrook also known as Barrack Hill? Burial: St. Mark’s records. A Robert & Eliza OLIVER also had many children baptized in the Armagh Church. There may be more than one Robert & Eliza OLIVER. Records have them at Ballynahonebeg, Tullamore, and Aghavilly.

Joseph

17th September 1884

54

1830

Armagh

His wife Eliza OLIVER signed with her mark as present at death. He was a shoemaker, and died at Killylea of atrophy of the liver, bed sores and exhaustion. NOTE: I believe his brother was Benjamin OLIVER (1857-). Joseph’s son Benjamin went to America with wife Annie WILSON.

Thomas

30th May 1872

40

1832

Armagh

Married, Cavanagarven, [Parish of Tynan] Labourer, fall of a wall upon him. He was the husband of Margaret PETTIGREW (1839-1893)

Martha

25th June 1869

33

1833

Armagh

Spinster, farmer’s daughter; cause of death could not be ascertained. Present at death at Mullintur: E. OLIVER

Benjamin

8th August 1881

44

1837

Armagh

His brother Joseph was present at his death at Keady. He was a widower, and a stone mason. He is likely the Benjamin OLIVER who married Eliza KERNAHAN. His father was a stone mason. NOTE: They married in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan

Margaret

23rd August 1905

68

1837

Armagh

Wife of John OLIVER of Ballycrummy. Née ROCK or ROCKS or ROX. She died of Cirrhosis of the liver at Ballycrummy. Her daughter-in-law, Mary Jane OLIVER née Mary Jane McCOY of Navan Street was present.

Margaret

26th December 1893

54

1839

Armagh

of Sheetrim, widow, age 54; chronic rheumatism, heart disease 6 months; son Thomas [his mark] OLIVER, present at death. She was Margaret née PETTIGREW, widow of Thomas OLIVER.

John

17th December 1909

70

1839

Armagh

Husband of Elizabeth ROCK, and a farmer and widower. His son James was present at his death from heart disease. Ballycrummy

Joseph

13th April 1910

71

1839

Armagh

A widower and labourer whose daughter Mary was present at the time of his death at Tullynamallogue, Parish of Keady.

Martha

21st June 1865

25

1840

Armagh

Spinster, servant, death at County Infirmary; 71 days under observation; phthisis.

Eliza

20th September 1874

32

1842

Armagh

Married, wife of a mason. Benjamin OLIVER [his mark] present at death. Phthisis 2 ½ years. Died at Keady. NOTE: This is Eliza OLIVER née KERNAGHAN. There was another Eliza OLIVER who was bapt. 1842 as a daughter of Robert & Eliza OLIVER of Lurgyvallen.

Anne

22nd March 1865

21

1844

Armagh

Spinster, servant, phthisis under observation 71 days. Mr. Cunningham in attendance: County Infirmary, Armagh

John

13th January 1918

72

1846

Armagh

John OLLIVER. Photo: #7025 Bachelor. Death: senile decay. Gortmerran, Co. Tyrone. In his death cert., he was described as a farm labourer. In the 1911 census, he was described as age 68 and a general servant to James DONNELLY. The family employing him were Catholic; OLLIVER was Episcopalian.  NOTE: in the 1901 Census, there was only one OLLIVER family in Co. Armagh, and they lived in Keady.

Annie

18th October 1864

13

1851

Armagh

Daughter of a labourer. Robert OLIVER present at death at Enagh. Phthisis. 1852 baptism daughter of Robert & Eliza OLIVER. d. 1865 Enagh, Seventowns, Co. Armagh

James

10th March 1864

2

1862

Armagh

Father James OLIVER of Killylea. No death cert at Gro.

Eliza

9th March 1907

55

1852

Armagh

Born Elizabeth STEWART, she was the wife of Joseph OLIVER (btw 1835-39)-1910), a labourer. Her daughter Ellie (1885-?0 was present at her death at Keady.

Mary

14th February 1908

56

1852

Armagh

Spinster, servant, died at Workhouse, Armagh, occupier, of Phthisis

Margaret

13th April 1881

28

1853

Armagh

Daughter of Andrew Bradford OLIVER and Anne HANNA. I have a copy of her will probate: OLIVER, Margaret late of Augharafin [aka Aughrafin, Parish of Eglish – near Killilea], Co. Armagh, Spinster d 14 April1881.Will proved by Thompson Brown of Killinure, sole executor.Effects £364.5s.8d.

Mary

14th February 1910

56

1854

Armagh

She was a servant, single, and died at the Workhouse of phthisis.

Elizabeth

21st November 1902

45

1857

Armagh

From Lismullydown [Co. Tyrone], died at Asylum of heart failure, a labourer. Ellen Lennon present at death. Single.

Ellen

12th March 1880

22

1858

Armagh

Ellen OLIVER, married of Enagh, wife of a labourer. Bronchitis 60 days. Parturition 7 days. Peritonitis 6 days. George [his mark] OLIVER present at death.

Annie

26th August 1884

25

1859

Armagh

Spinster, weaver, childbirth 3 days; Peritonitis 24 hours; Harriet [her mark] OLIVER her sister present at death. Enagh. NOTE: Her mother was Margaret OLIVER, unmarried.

Bradford

14th June 1899

40

1859

Armagh

Son of Andrew Bradford OLIVER & Anne HANNA.

Mary

9th June 1883

22

1861

Armagh

Interred at St. Mark’s. Of Callan Street. NOTE: There was no death cert for her.

Anne

1891

30

1861

Armagh

Of Edenderry - townland in Eglish Parish – about two townlands north of Mullintur. NOTE: There was no death cert for her.

Eliza

3rd December 1878

16

1862

Armagh

Spinster, child of a ploughman; Jane OLIVER present at death. Kennedies. Death by progressive pernicious anemia.

Maria

8th May 1864

1

1863

Armagh

1 year & 4 months old, daughter of Septima OLIVER, servant.  Smallpox – 13 days. Alexander KENNY, Occupier, Enagh. NOTE: A Septimus OLIVER died at Belfast on October 1872, age 28.

Anne

19th March 1865

1

1864

Armagh

Child of a servant. Died at Workhouse, Co, Armagh – after 3 weeks pneumonia.

James

23rd August 1886

19

1867

Armagh

Bachelor, labourer, death from paralysis, one year. Brother Thomas OLIVER present at death. Sheetrim. No birth cert that I could find - for that year in Armagh

John

10th August 1869

1

1868

Armagh

16 months old, hydrocephalus 3 weeks; son of a stone mason; Benjamin OLIVER present at death, Keady

Sarah

17th January 1873

5

1868

Armagh

She died of Phthisis, 1868 daughter of Joseph [his mark] OLIVER labourer at Foyar, Tynan. NOTE: Her mother was Isabella MOORE

John Wilson

26th January 1872

1

1871

Armagh

Son of stone mason Benjamin OLIVER & Eliza KERNAGHAN b 14 Nov 1870. He died of varicella one month at age 14 months. His father was present at his death at Keady, Parish of Tynan.

Catherine

7th January 1873

2

1871

Armagh

Labourer’s child; croup 3 days of Foyer, Tynan. Joseph [his mark] OLIVER present at death. Sub-registry, Blackwatertown. NOTE: I suspect she is a daughter of Joseph OLIVER & Isabella MOORE,

Bernard

1st December 1874

2

1872

Armagh

Son of John OLIVER and Margaret ROCKS

Elizabeth

12th September 1877

5

1872

Armagh

5 years old, labourer’s daughter; burns accidental a few hours – information received from coroner.  Place of death: Ballymoran. Registered: Keady sub-district. NOTE: No birth cert that I could find. I suspect she was a daughter of James OLIVER and Mary Anne CUNNINGHAM.

Alexander

5th April 1874

0

1874

Armagh

8 months old. Pneumonia 6 months. Son of a stone mason. Death at Keady. Benjamin OLIVER present at death. NOTE: No birth cert that I could find.

Thomas

24th August 1880

1

1879

Armagh

He was 17 months old, and died of pertussis after 21 days. His mother Margaret was present at his death. He was the son of Margaret ROCKS and John OLIVER, born March 19, 1879 at Navan.

Margaret

20th June 1885

0

1885

Armagh

Daughter of James OLIVER, a labourer, died of convulsions at age 4 months after 4 days. The townland of Drumarg or Downs was the place of death. NOTE: Margaret was born April 22, 1885, and her mother was Mary Anne CUNNINGHAM. She and James OLIVER married at Lisnadill Jan 25 1872

Thomas

1st November 1891

0

1891

Armagh

He died at Cavanagarvin, Parish of Tynan 2 days after birth – probably from “weakness at birth”. His father, William OLIVER was a farmer, and present at the death.

Mary

20th November 1891

0

1891

Armagh

A twin of Thomas OLIVER, daughter of William OLIVER & Jane BOYD, she died at Cavanagarvin, Parish of Tynan. Her death was attributed to “weakness from birth”.

Margaret

5th April 1899

0

1899

Armagh

She was 3 weeks old, and died at Ballycrummy. Margaret [her mark] OLIVER was present at the death. Her mother was Margaret DONNELLY, and her father was John OLIVER. She died of bronchitis.

Jane Eliza

25th December 1903

3

1900

Armagh

Her father was Thomas OLIVER a labourer, her mother Ellen Jane OLIVER (née WHITESIDE), present at her death on Maddon Street, Keady. She died after 7 days of bronchitis.

Mary

14th December 1905

5

1900

Armagh

Daughter of John OLIVER & Margaret DONNELLY. Her mother Maggie was present at her death at Ballycrummy. She died after 21 days of meningitis. The death cert says that she was the child of John OLIVER, a railway man. NOTE: The family is in Armagh in the 1911 census but their surname is misspelled as OLEVER. They are living with the widowed Margaret DONNELLY, mothr-in-law to John OLIVER.

William

24th October 1902

0

1902

Armagh

7 months old, died of meningitis; George [his mark] OLIVER present at death – his father. Death at Keady. I suspect they lived at House #7, Glenview Place, Keady. William was not recorded in the 1901 Census. I suspect his parents were George OLIVER, son of James, a labourer, and Mary Anne WILSON, daughter of William WILSON a farmer. They married at Drumhillery Presbyterian Church on July 20 1893.

 

 

 

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