1768 Jul 8
To be set by David Oliver Ballyray, near Armagh, for any time that can be agreed on, a large new built losted and slated bleaching house and mill; the machinery all new and in excellent order, abundance of the purest water never known to fail in the driest season; the fountain is a Lough two miles long, lying near the mill, and never troubled any kind of foul water; a furnace, kieves, and all of the utensils; a large fine turf bog commodious to the green, and any quantity of land under 40 acres, known by the name of Loughegiss, situate within 4 miles at Castleblaney, 4 of Carrickmacross, 11 of Monaghan, nine of Cootehill, and four of Ballybay, all good market towns. -- or if any head bleacher of good character, whose capacity can be well recommended, and whose skill in a linen business, and friends, could procure a sufficient quantity of cloth, I will give all conveniences, for such time as can be agreed on, for one half of the clear profits; the turf to be free laid down at the house. Any person inclined to treat may see the concerns by applying to Mr. George McKie in Castleblaney, or to said David Oliver at Armagh. Dated the first day of July, 1768.
 David Oliver. This is the David OLIVER (1725-1806) who married Susanna WALKER. He owned leases and mills in Laragh and elsewhere.
 Ballyray aka Ballyrea aka Ballyreagh
 A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; -- also called keeve.
 Loughegiss. I am guessing this is Lough Eglish, near Laragh.
 George McKie Possibly Aka George McKEE.
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