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OLIVERs in St. Peter's Church records: Thomas OLIVER b, 1655; Thomas OLIVER d 1657; Benjamin OLIVER b. 1669, son of Richard OLIVER.
Sharon Oddie Brown. September 18, 2015
Update: September 19, 2015 - info from John O'Hart.

 

St Peters Drogheda Church records OLIVER
From notes taken at the Representative Library in Dublin: abt March 10, 2013

These names interest me in conjunction with the OLIVERs of Co. Armagh. In 1670, there is mention of a Thomas OLIVER in Settlement and Survival on an Uster Estate: The Brownlow Leasebook 1667-1711. Ed. R.G. Gillespie. Belfast 1988. He was witness to an agreement in August 1670 with Hugh STAMPER (see p.107). Secondly, the name Benjamin appears in our family tree in Co. Armagh in the 1700s and 1800s, the earliest one born in 1724.

The Irish and Anglo-Irish Lnded Gentry: When Cromwell Came to ireland, John O'Hart. 1884, p147 lists the members of the Drogheda OLIVER family: John OLIVER of Drogheda, gent., had Chirstopher, of Drogheda, who d. in 1636. He married Mary, dau. of William Prise of Drogheda, Gent and had: Anna Oliver b 1636. This OLIVER presence is a generation earlier than the records available in the Church Records of St. Peter's, Drogheda.

Also of interest is that OLIVERs were recorded at St. Peter’s Church in Drogheda for a little over a decade, and then there is no further mention of them. Where did they go?

 

Date

Name

Notes

1657 Nov 27

Thomas Oliver

Burial

1655 Jan 11

Thomas Oliver

Son of Thomas Oliver. Friday abt 3 o’clock in the morning

1669 July 4

Benjamin

Son of Richard OLIVER baptized

 

 

 

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