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2007 "What's New" for the archives.
Lislooney OLIVERs The names of these OLIVERs link up to the OLIVERs of Killynure and hence to Ennislare and likely also to Farmacaffley, Co. Armagh. In a couple of months, I expect to have made enough progress to be able to show the actual links. December 12, 2007
1853 April 16 Deed between Benjamin & Letitia OLIVER & DOBBIN NAMES: George Killen CAMPBELL of Portnaghy, Co. Monaghan; James OLIVER; Letitia OLIVER (née SIMPSON); Leonard DOBBIN; Arthur OLIVER; John BURNS; Henry Leslie PRENTICE of Caledon, Co. Tyrone. December 12, 2007
1824 April 6 Deed between James OLIVER & Alexander McDONNELL NAMES: James OLIVER of City of Armagh, merchant; Alexander McDONNELL of Belfast; Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney; John WALLACE attorney of Belfast; Matthew BARNETT of Belfast. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Dillay, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh; Lissleagh or Mount Irwin, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh. December 12, 2007
1766 January 10 - Deed between John OLIVER & Joseph JOHNSTONThis concerns lands at Tullymore, Co. Armagh. Of interest is that John OLIVER is a linen draper. Footnoted and added scan of signature. December 8, 2007
Olivers of Brootally, Co. Armagh Three of the four deeds referenced in this piece had already been posted, although footnotes have been updated. There is no doubt that these OLIVERs are related directly to the OLIVERs of Ennislare and Killynure and hence in all liklihood to the OLIVERs of Mullinture. WHen I am able to complete my deeds work (early 2008, I hope), then I will revisit this and similar pages and do a rewrite to include updates on all the various interconnections. Until then, please regard this as a page in progress. December 7, 2007
1843 May 18 DEED NAMES: Andrew OLIVER of Brootally; William OLIVER of Brootally; Andrew Coulter BRADFORD of Cavananore; Anne HANNA of Tarascane; William HANNA late of Tarascane; John HANNA of Tarascane; Maxwell CLOSE of Elm Park; James OLIVER of Brootally; Sir James Maxwell STRONG of Tynan House; Henry Samuel CLOSE and John Tew ARMSTRONG of Dublin; John MAXWELL late of Fellows Hall; William OLIVER the younger of Brootally; Saul HANNA of Terrescane; David SCARLETT of Tynan. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Killylea. December 7, 2007
1801 September 25 This Memorial concerns properties relating to Anne OLIVER’s marriage to Samuel ELGEE of Rochvale, Co. Monaghan. At present I believe she is the daughter of David OLIVER & Susannah WALKER of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. The marriage settlement is with her brothers Joseph & Benjamin OLIVER. The William OLIVER of Laragh who witnesses the agreement is also likely her brother. Since the properties involve lands in Dundalk, I suspect a connection to Charles ELGEE of Dundalk and hence to one of his daughter, Jane Frances ELGEE mother of Oscar WILDE. November 15, 2007
1801 August 17 NOTE: This line of the OLIVERs is a side line of the OLIVER line that I am most focussed on - but since there is some alleged intermarriage between the two lines and since this Susannah OLIVER was born in Ardagh and since the OLIVERs of Ulster also entered into other leases with Rev. Dr. Hugh HAMILTON, it is worth noting this particular deed. It may also help lead us to the particulars of the later OLIVER family debts concerning Laragh mills which were owed to the HAMILTON family. The footnoting is not extensive, but should be enough to get a good idea.
NAMES: Rev. Hans HAMILTON son of Rev. Dr. Hugh HAMILTON and husband of Susanna OLIVER; Right Honorable Silver OLIVER (not the one of Loughgall, CO. Armagh), Charles Silver OLIVER of Castle OLIVER, Alexander HAMILTON (brother of Hans),Isabella Sarah WALLER née OLIVER, Charles HAMILTON of Hamwood, Parish of Dunboyne, Co. Meath; John WALSH of Kilkenny; John KENNY of Kilkenny; Henry WADE of Dublin; John WALLER of Castletown, CO. Limerick, Henry WALLER, John GRIFFIN.
November 15, 2007
1801 July 8 NAMES: William OLIVER of Armagh, soap chandler; Jane McCULLAGH (née OLIVER)of Lissnamuddy, Co. Armagh, WIlliam JOHNSTON, Richard WALSH, Mary OLIVER of Ennislare, John RICHARD, Chandler. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Brootely AKA Brootally. November 14, 2007
Olivers of Mullinture and Tullysarren I have recently worked through a dozens of new deeds and found a few assumptions that have proven to be wrong. The update of this page also includes much more information on several people included in the footnotes. The deeds themselves will always contain the most up to date version of footnotes. November 14, 2007
1807 January 20 NAMES: John OLIVER of Tullysarren, Rebecca & James HOLMES of Blackwatertown, William OLIVER of Mullinture, Samuel KNIPE, William OLIVER of Tullymore, Andrew OLIVER of Enniskillen, Unnamed CALDWELL, John TROTER of Mullybeggan, John Lloyd SANDERSON. Footnotes updated. See also: OLIVERs of Mullinture November 14, 2007
1803 December 1 This marriage settlement is after the marriage of John OLIVER of Tullymore to Catherine WHITESIDE, daughter of Rev. James WHITESIDE of Drumflugh, Parish of Clonfeacle, Co. Tyrone. It involves ₤100 and 5 acres in Tullymore, Co. Armagh. OTHER NAMES: Jas WHITESIDE jr.of Drumflugh; Joshua McGEOGH of Drumshill, Co. Armagh; John OLIVER (father) of Tullycarrent [?], Co. Armagh. Footnotes added. November 14, 2007
1800 May 5 NAMES: Robert WELSH of Tullymore, Co. Armagh; John OLIVER of Tullymore; Robert WELSH; Tobias MAGUIRE of Drumc[cullen], Co. Armagh; John OLIVER of Tullysarren; Rev. James WHITESIDE of Drumflugh, Co. Tyrone. November 14, 2007
1792 November 6 NAMES: Andrew OLIVER of Tullysarren, Co. Armagh; [Joseph]MANN of Moy, Co. Tyrone. November 14, 2007
1785 August 10 NAMES: Rev. Andrew OLIVER of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh; Andrew OLIVER of Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh; John OLIVER of Tullymore, Co. Armagh; James OLIVER of Augsebrach, Co. Armagh, William OLIVER of Mullintur. Co. Armagh; William OLIVER deceased bachelor; Samuel KNIPE; John MOSSON of Armagh, Co. Armagh; Henry HUTCHISON Innkeeper of Armagh, Co. Armagh. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Tullysarren. See also: Olivers of Mullinture November 14, 2007
1782 June 10 NAMES: Andrew OLIVER of Newtownhamilton; William OLIVER of Tullysarren, Co. Armagh; Rev. & Dr. Hugh HAMILTON, Dean of Armagh. November 14, 2007
1777 September 8 NAMES: Andrew OLIVER & wife Elinor OLIVER of Newtownhamilton; Thomas VERNER of Churchill, CO. Armagh; Edmond MADDEN of Lismaclin, Co. Tyrone; John BRYAN of Dublin; John RICHARDSON of Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone. November 14, 2007
1771 September 17 NAMES: mentioned in order of appearance: John KANE, William OLIVER, George COCHRAN, William COCHRAN, Joseph OLIVER, John MOSSON, George McCULLAGH, William SCOTT. TOWNLANDS: Tyrearly, Parish of Lisnadill; Mullinture, Parish of Eglish. November 14, 2007
OLIVERs of Ballyrea & Laragh This document is 21 pages long, includes 184 footnotes and so the names and places referenced are too numerous to list. CAUTION. It may be slow to load - particularly with dial up access. The 18 deeds included can be viewed separately on the wills and deeds pages. In time, I will be reworking all the various OLIVER pages on this part of my site. Until then, I beg your patience. November 11, 2007
1837 Joseph OLIVER will proved November 15, 1837 NAMES: Joseph OLIVER of Tullymore, Benjamin OLIVER, William OLIVER, Mrs. HAMILTON, Mrs. McCULLAGH née ALEXANDER, John Elliot OLIVER, David LESLIE, Mary Anne LENNON, B. Shuldhand HENRY, David COLLINS, Catherine OLIVER, Thomas CUMMING, MD, June BOYLE. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Laragh & Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. Footnotes done. November 10, 2007
1844 July 21 NAMES: William OLIVER of Laragh; David LESLIE; David OLIVER of Ballyrea; Joseph OLIVER of Laragh; George SADLER. November 10, 2007
1837 May 24 NAMES: William OLIVER & son Joseph OLIVER of Laragh; William OLIVER's brothers - Joseph OLIVER (of Tullymore) & Benjamin OLIVER (of Ballyrea). November 10, 2007
1826 August 16 NAMES: Nathaniel LESLIE of Leslie HALL; Joseph OLIVER & Benjamin OLIVER of Ballyrea; David LESLIE; William LESLIE; Camack & Henry MAHALLAM [?]; Bernard McCARTEN of Co. Monaghan; Thomas REILLY of Co. Monaghan. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Drumcanaver, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh; Manor of Loghey. November 10, 2007
1809 November 20 NAMES: William OLIVER of Laragh, Mary Anne HYDE widow of Clarendon HYDE, George ROCHE of Warrenpoint, David TOMB of Dublin, William FORREST of Warrenpoint, Robert TURNER of Warrenpoint. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Laragh & Cornacarrow, Parish of Augnamullen, Co. Monaghan; Derryhaw, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh, Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. NOTE: The WILDE family connection is interesting (see footnotes) November 10, 2007
1795 April 7 NAMES: William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER of Ballyrea; Thomas CRAWFORD,Joseph FLEMMING, George CRAWFORD. TOWNLANDS: Ballyrea, Co. Armagh; Cherry Vale, Laragh & Cornacarrow, Mill of Lough Eglish - all Parish of Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan November 10, 2007
1793 January 10 NAMES: David OLIVER, William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER, Benjamin OLIVER of Ballyrea; George CRAWFORD (of Cherryvale); Thomas LIVINGSTONE of City of Armagh; Thomas LIVINGSTONE of City of Armagh, Thomas McMAHON. TOWNLANDS: Cornacarrow & Laragh of Parish of Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. November 10, 2007
1778 November 20 NAMES: David OLIVER & Susannah OLIVER née WALKER of Ballyrea, Thomas WALKER of Ballydonagh, Co. Antrim, Leonard WALKER, Francis WHILLA, ELinor WHILLA, George WHILLA, Francis STEEL, William STEEL, Isabella Leonard WALKER, Edward IRWIN of Dublin, John SHEPHERD of Dublin, Thomas LLOYD of Dublin. TOWNLANDS: Ballyrea, Co. Armagh; Ballydonaghy, Parish of Camlin, Co. Antrim November 10, 2007
1770 November 1 NAMES: Bryan BURNS of Laragh, David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Joseph OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg. TOWNLANDS: Lough Eglish Mill, Co. & Cornacariffe AKA Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. November 10, 2007
1770 October 31 NAMES: David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Aurthur OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg, Galbraith LOWRY CORRY, Hon George Lord SHIRLEY, John MAXWELL, Andrew PRENTICE of Dublin, Joseph OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg. TOWNLANDS: Ballyrea; Ballinahonebeg; Laragh & Caranacaraff AKA Cornacarrow Parish of Augnamullen, Co. Monaghan. November 10, 2007
1769 April 20 NAMES: John MAXWELL of Fellows Hall, David OLIVERof Ballyrea, twin sons of David OLIVER ("David" & William - I suspect it should be "Joseph" & William), Galbraith LOWRY COREY, John KILLPATRICK of Killylea, George STUART of Drumilly, John SCOTT, TOWNLANDS: Fellows Hall, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh; Laragh & Cornacarow, Parish of Aughnamullen, Co. Monaghan; Ahennis, Co. Fermanagh; Killylea, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh. NOTE: Extra Maxwell info included in a table. November 10, 2007
1766 January 20 NAMES: David Oliver of Ballyrea, Thomas McCLELLAN of "Marlion" Parish of Mullaghbrach, Co. Armagh, Owen McMAHON of Livingstones March, William OLIVER & Joseph OLIVER (twin sons of David), Galbraith LOWRY CORRY, Michael DUFFY, Robert HAMILTON of Dublin, Patrick MULLIGAN. TOWNLANDS: "Marlion" (probably Marlacoo Beg, Parish of Mullabrack, Co. Armagh), Cornacarrow, Parish of Aughnamullen, Co. Monaghan. November 10, 2007
1765 June 1 Deed NAMES: Galbraith LOWRY CORRY, Edmond McMAHON, David OLIVER, William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER. TOWNLANDS: Ballyray AKA Ballyrea, Co. Armagh; Laragh & Cornacarrow, Parish of Aughnamullen, Co. Armagh. November 10, 2007
Jeanie MOORHEAD's Birthday Book update. Thanks to a gift from John HOUSTON of The Rea Genealogy 1971, I have been able to place many of the McCAW names and took the opportunity to add other bits as well. November 8, 2007
1874 October 15 - Eliza Jackson letter Thanks to Brendan Matthews from the Millmount Archival Library, Drogheda Co. Louth Ireland who undertook extensive search for the Jackson Coat of Arms (in response to my question) but could not find mention of any such incident or emblem being erected on any building within the town of Drogheda. 
Drogheda was founded in the year 1186 AD and, from that period onwards, there is a good record of all the Civic and Municipal buildings that were erected and particularly the buildings, emblems, etc, that were erected and bestowed on the town from the mid 17th century. There was a town hall in Drogheda that was subsequently demolished (at 3:00 AM when under a preservation order!). This building known as Withworth Hall was constructed in the mid 19th century. Regrettably, there isn’t any documentation or otherwise regarding any Jackson crest or indeed any emblem recorded for this hall.
November 5, 2007

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October 29,2007
1794 June 20 Notes only. Names mentioned: Wm OLIVER of Ennislare; Benjamin OLIVER of Ennislare; Francis Pringle of Lime Park, Co. Tyrone; John DOBBYN; Samuel DOBBYN; Wm OLIVER jr. of Ennislare, linen draper; James OLIVER, linen draper. October 13, 2007
1793 June 20 Notes only. Names mentioned: Wm OLIVER of Ennislare, Wm. OLIVER jr. of Ennislare; Robert Maxwell of Fellowshall; Elizabeth CLOUGHER connected to Brootally; John KERR merchant of Armagh. October 13, 2007
1790 March 10 Deed: OLIVER-WHALLEY Notes only. Names mentioned: Wm. OLIVER of Ennislare, linen draper; William OLIVER jr; James OLIVER, linen draper;. Frances OLIVER of Ennislare; Thomas WHALLEY of Dublin. This would concern the OLIVERs who were directly related to the Killynure branch. October 13, 2007
HSBC Connections In time, I will do a page on Andrew Wright MAITLAND, but for now there are a few biographical bits added here. October 13, 2007
The Descendants of Anthony BROWN (1443-1506) has been updated and the formatting cleaned up for better readability. October 10, 2007
SEAVER-OLIVER-JACKSON connections I have added more information on Benjamin OLIVER as well as clarified many footnotes relating to the SEAVER family Sept 14, 2007
The Wedding of Andreas Schroeder & Sharon Brown Finally, for those who have been asking, the photos of the latest family marriage. Sept. 4, 2007
Eglish & Dundalk Parish Registers There are several MENARY sightings in the Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh records and one at Dundalk, Co. Louth. Aug 23, 2007
1807 January 20 Deed Names in order of mention: John OLIVER of Tullysarren, Rebecca & James HOLMES of Blackwatertown, William OLIVER of Mullinture, Samuel KNIPE, William OLIVER of Tullymore, Andrew OLIVER of Enniskillen, Unnamed CALDWELL, John TROTER of Mullybeggan, John Lloyd SANDERSON. See also:OLIVERs of Mullinture July 26, 2007
1797 January 17 Deed Names in order of mention: John OLIVER, Mary OLIVER & Elizabeth OLIVER (all of Ballinahonebeg), John SCOTT of Umgola, William GARVIN, John PRENTICE and William SLOAN of Armagh. SEE also: Olivers of Ballinahonebeg July 26, 2007
1796 April 1 Names in order of mention: John OLIVER, Mary OLIVER, Elizabeth OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER dec'd of Ballinahonebeg, John SCOTT, Andrew OLIVER, Thomas PRENTICE. See Also: Olivers of Ballinahonebeg July 26, 2007
1793 February 13 Names in order of mention: Sarah SEAVER of Ballinahonebeg, Arthur OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg, John COANDE of Ballybrocky, Robert JACKSON. See Also:OLIVERs of Ballinahonebeg July 26, 2007
1789 April 15 Deed. Names mentioned in order of appearance: Robert WILSON jr.of Tandragee, Arthur OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg, Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinhonebeg, Robert WILSON sr. of Tandragee, Joseph OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg, John OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg, John McDAD of Latmacollum. See also: OLIVERs of Ballinahonebeg July 26, 2007
1785 August 10 Deed Names in order of mention: Rev Andrew OLIVER of Enniskillen, Andrew OLIVER of Newtownhamilton, John OLIVER of Tullymore, James OLIVER of Augsebragh, William OLIVER of Mullinture, Henry HUTCHINSON Innkeeper of Armagh. See also: OLIVERs of Mullinture July 26, 2007
1784 February 10 Deed Names in order of appearance are: Sarah SEAVER, James BRADFORD, James SWANZY, Richard SEAVER, Charles SEAVER, Wm GEOGH, Robert JACKSON. See also: OLIVER-SEAVER-JACKSON July 26, 2007
1772 May 11 Deed For more context see also: OLIVER-JACKSON-SEAVER Names included in order of mention: Matthew or Michael SEAVER, Robert JACKSON, Charles SEAVER, David VERNER, Samuel JOHNSTON, Richard SEAVER, James DOBBIN, Leonard SIMPSON. July 26, 2007
I worked from two main sources: http://www.failteromhat.com/armaghhearth/ardmagh.htm and The Ire-Atlas Townland Database and used them to guess the contemporary name of townlands based on the sounds of the names as well as the names of adjacent townlands that show up in the Registry on the same page. This latter method may have been misleading. I have also been guided by connections that I have noticed in later deeds. Some boxes were shaded in order to draw my attention to names & places of interest with respect to OLIVER connections. July 26, 2007
1771 Sept 17 Deed. Names mentioned in order of appearance: John KANE, WIlliam OLIVER, George COCHRAN, William COCHRAN, Joseph OLIVER, John MOSSON, George McCULLAGH, William SCOTT. See also Olivers of Mullinture. July 25, 2007
1770 April 26 Deed: In this Deed, David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh has "set" to Joseph OLIVER of Balinahonbeg 100 acres on the west side of the townland of Laragh, Co. Monaghan as well as some water rights for ₤63 rent/year for 26 years. Witness: Arthur OLIVER & Andrew PRENTICE. July 25, 2007
1750 September 8 Deed See also: OLIVER-JACKSON-SEAVER. Names included in order of mention: Charles SEAVER, Sarah SEAVER, David VERNER, Unnamed HUTCHESON, John VERNER, Richard SEAVER, Thomas CARR. July 25, 2007
OLIVERs of Mullinture, Co. Armagh Minor additions to footnotes - indicated in blue font. July 25, 2007
OLIVER connections to Ballinahonebeg Updated July 25, 2007. Three more leases, 31 more footnotes & other new material. New material added is highlighted in blue. NEW names include: James, Jane & Lucy DOBBIN, Charles JACKSON, Benjamin KIDD, Agnes OSBOURNE, Robert WILSON jr & sr., John McDAD, John, Mary & Elizabeth OLIVER, John SCOTT, William GARVIN, John PRENTICE, William SLOAN. July 25, 2007
DONALDSON Letter of 1811 to Oswald LAWSON A few more names have been tracked down and footnoted. July 24, 2007
OLIVERs of Mullinture, Co. Armagh There are lots of longshots here, but this is the nature of trying to inch forward with ancestors born before the 19th century. The names mentioned in the following Deed extracts and such are (in order of appearance): various OLIVERs; James DOBBIN; John & Jane McCULLAGH; George McCULLAGH; Elizabeth VANCE; William & James DOBBIN: James HOLMES; Catherine WHITESIDE; John & Alexander KANE; George & William COCHRAN; John MOSSON; William SCOTT; Henry HUTCHINSON; Samuel KNIPE; Unnamed CALDWELL; John TROTTER; John Lloyd SAUNDERSON. July 21, 2007
1st Presbyterian Church Baptisms - OLIVER fathers July 20, 2007
OLIVER connections to Ballinahonebeg, Co. Armagh This is my first crack at sorting out the OLIVER connections to Ballynahone Beg, a townland near Milford just south of the Monaghan Rd. - a couple of miles east of Armagh City. The names in order of appearance are: Blin BROWN, Amy LLOYD, James HEWITT, Alicia OLIVER, John OLIVER, Elizabeth RYDER, David OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER(of Ballinahonebeg), Arthur OLIVER, Galbraith LOWRY-CORRY, George Lord SHIRLEY, John MAXWELL, Andrew PRENTICE, Joseph OLIVER (of Tullymore), Joseph LEE, John PRINGLE, Leonard DOBBIN, Thomas APPLEBY, William BROTHER[S] and Robert LIVINGSTON. July 20, 2007
1830 September 2 Indenture between Elizabeth JACKSON & JOHNSTON These notes are a year old & I unfortunately I neglected to note my source. I will find it and add that information when I do. I will then endeavour to get the full Indenture.
Names noted in order of mention: James JOHNSTON, William JOHNSTON, Elizabeth JACKSON, Rebecca HALL, Edward TIPPING, Catherine TIPPING, Richard JONES, Elizabeth JONES, John JOHNSTON, Thomas JOHNSTON, George JACKSON, Patrick & Owen KEENAN, David JACKSON.
The Liscalgot-JACKSON-JOHNSTON connection also interests me because of Mary E. JOHNSTON (who married BREMNER). She was a governess for the GILMORE family of Liscalgot. In physical appearance, she resembles many JACKSON family members.
July 19, 2007
OLIVER-JACKSON-SEAVER The names mentioned in these deeds include (in order of their mention): Charles SEAVER, Sarah SEAVER, Nicholas SAVER, David VERNER, HUTCHESON's, Richard SEAVER, Robert JACKSON, Thomas CARR, Matthew or Michael SEAVER, Samuel JOHNSTON, James DOBBIN, Leonard SIMPSON, Arthur OLIVER, Thomas VERNER, Henry HALL, Elinor HALL, Edward TIPPING, Benjamin OLIVER, John BURGES, James BRADFORD, James SWANZY, Wm GEOGH, John COANDE. Other Deeds connected to Ballinahonebeg also mention connections between JACKSONs & OLIVERs. As well, Robert JACKSON was also involved in various Monaghan leases with David OLIVER of Ballyrea. I will be getting to them soon. July 17, 2007
1845 May 6 Laragh Case and 1845 April 1 Laragh case and 1845 July 12 Laragh Case I have made a few footnote corrections now that I have verified more of this part of the OLIVER lineage. July 5, 2007
OLIVER Signatures Scans of signatures relating to scanned deeds. These help to link various deeds together, especially as residences change over time. July 5, 2007
1938 Letter from Blin BROWN I have added new information in the footnates and made a few corrections July 3, 2007
Grave of William, Mary & William MENARY Photos of the Menary grave at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Armagh City, Co. Armagh. May 25, 2007
1807 November 13, OLIVER-McCLELAND This is a marriage agreement between Margaret OLIVER & Patrick McCLELAND, a linen draper from Co. Monaghan. She was a daughter of David OLIVER of Ballyrea. Other names mentioned: Joseph OLIVER (likely her brother), William OLIVER (likely another brother), Rev. Dr. Henry LESLIE, John LEE, Alexander McCLELAND, James LEE, Rev. John McCREERY, WILSON, Patrick McCABE, Dr. McMURRAY, Samuel McCLELAND, Margaret McCLELAND, Thomas McCLELAND, Benjamin OLIVER and Rev. William HUTCHISON March 19, 2007
OLIVER BMDs in the Belfast Newsletter Thanks to Maria BEATTIE, this page has received a substantial update. March 19, 2007
1753 May 21 Will of Charlotte PRINGLE I do not know who these people are, but there are many deed connections between the OLIVER and PRINGLE families in Co. Tyrone & Armagh (and in particular with John PRINGLE). The PRINGLE family were known to be English. Of particular note is the mention of the parents of Charlotte Pringle née OLIVER, Dr. William & Elizabeth OLIVER, as well as her sisters, Susan and Caroline (both unmarried at the time of the will) and Elizabeth who had married ARLAND, Harriet who had married SPRAGUE, a brother WIlliam OLIVER. Other names: Ralph ALLEN, David BARTLEY, Randolf MARRIOTT or HARRIOT, Thomas CLARK, Mrs. GRAVES, Mrs. ADKINS, Mr. and Mrs. CHOYNES, Lady DALLAIRE[?], James [Sparrow/] WRIGHT and Edward [HOSSIE?]. Dr. William OLIVER, executor was living at the time of the will. March 19, 2007
Noble, George Edward This is substantial update of the biography of George Edward NOBLE of HSBC. It will get one more going over when I get a probate of a will that I have ordered. Updated March 14, 2007. March 12, 2007
1804 January 14 OLIVER-CARSON This deed between Benjamin OLIVER of Ennislare and Samuel CARSON "late of Armagh but then of Fredericktown", Maryland, USA concerns lands in Magher Kilcranny and Farnaloy, both in the Parish of Derrynoose but close to other OLIVER leased lands in Lisnadill. . Of particular interest is the mention of William OLIVER "chandler" March 11, 2007
1769 April 20 The most useful information from this Deed with respect to constructing the family tree is that David OLIVER of Ballyrea had twin sons: William & David. This Deed is between John MAXWELL of Fellows Hall & David OLIVER. Other names: Galbraith Lowry COREY, John KILLPATRICK, George STUART, John SCOTT, G. JOHNSTON, and Maxwell CLOSE. March 9, 2007
1718 June 11 Given how early this Deed is, it may connect to the William OLIVERof Mullitur. The Deed is between George JOHNSTON of “Ballynameta” also known as Wood Park, situated in the Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh and William OLIVER of Lislooney (also in the Parish of Tynan). It is likely significant that a century later, a Benjamin OLIVER was a freeholder of Lislooney. Other names of likely significance: William, Francis & John SCOTT and John HAMILTON. March 8, 2007
1804 October 31 Marriage jointure between Jane HAMILTON and her prospective husband Joseph OLIVER I had only a portion of this will transcribed before, now I have it in its entirety and have also footnoted it. March 8, 2007
1811 April 8 John OLIVER-Samuel OLIVER John OLIVER of Tullymore leased some lands of Tullymore to Samuel OLIVER of Town & County of Monaghan for ₤100. This is especially interesting because of the mention of a Samuel OLIVER in the registry of 1st Ballybay Church, the church where David JACKSON & Eliza OLIVER were married in 1838. We still do not know the extent of the OLIVER interconnections between Monaghan and Armagh. OTHER NAMES: James ALFORD; John ALFORD & John HEATHER. March 7, 2007
1807 May 6 Joseph OLIVER & Joseph LEE There are several leases involving the OLIVER family and John PRINGLE. This lease concerns lands in The Kennedies.It is likely connected to the lease on May 8, 1807 between James OLIVER & John PRINGLE. March 7, 2007
Notes on the 1790 Will of Jean Alexandre MENURET These notes are a companion page to the 1790 Will of Jean Alexandre MENURET.They will be added to as time permits. February 14, 2007
February 25, 2007
1790 - Will of Jean Alexandre MENURET This will is of great significance to understanding the late 1700s history of the MENARY or MENURET family. I cleaned up the format errors and reposted February 15, 2007 February 14, 2007
Killynure I have added a drawing of what the original homestead would have looked like, as well as some information on the residents known from Griffiths. February 7, 2007
Benjamin OLIVER TABLE. The Benjamin OLIVERs of most interest to me in terms of their connection to Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) of Killynure are the ones connected to the townlands in Armagh - Ballynahonbeg, Ballyrea, Enagh, Knockagraphy, Magherry Kilcranny and the ones in Monaghan - Ballybay, Clontibret, Cornicarra and Laragh. February 6, 2007
DICKIE family page of photos and gravestone transcriptions I have updated this page as I have figured out another small link between our JACKSONs and the Ballybay, Co. Monaghan JACKSONs with a connection to Lisnaboe. We don't quite have a slam dunk, but every bit helps. February 2, 2007
Oliver Family in Armagh - list & Map Updated Feb 2. 2007 - 27 new Benjamin OLIVER records added. Also, more townlands coloured in to reflect the ones named in the chart. February 2, 2007
Andrew Bradford OLIVER & Anne NORRIS This is a new biography and has photos of children. February 1, 2007
OLIVER ancestors of Eliza OLIVER, my great-great grandmother There are dozens of hyperlinks on this page to more information, deeds, biographies and letters that concern this line of OLIVERs. My attempts to create a coherent family tree has been plagued by dead-ends and assumptions that have often turned out to be flat wrong. I know full well that the result thus far is still more than likely to be riddled with errors. Nonetheless, I have posted it - as a rough draft - in the hopes that others may know of other bits of the puzzle and can set me right. I will update the page from time to time - so watch for the update notice in red font. I'm looking forward to learning more. February 1, 2007
Benjamin OLIVER I have done a major rewrite of the biography of Benjamin OLIVER, father of Eliza OLIVER (mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON & my great-great-grandmother). January 30
OLIVER - Caledon Parish Baptisms It is quite possible that several of these Co. Tyrone OLIVER lines are related to other Ulster OLIVERs in Co. Armagh and Co. Monaghan. Also of note is the profession of weaver for several John OLIVER entries. January 25, 2007
OLIVER - Minterturn, Co. Tyrone Baptisms 1830-1927 January 25, 2007
OLIVER Registered deaths of Armagh These deaths from 1865-1910 include people born 1777-1901. January 25, 2007
Family tree prepared by Blin BROWN abt 1938 Blin BROWN was the only member of her generation from our family that I recall meeting. My Grandfather, her brother, died before I was born. Ironically, I first encountered most of this document threough Wendy JACK of Australia. Then I was given the original by Gika JACKSON. I have only footnoted a few entries as most of it is covered off elsewhere on this web site. Entries on OLIVER, JACKSON, McCULLAGH, BRADFORD and more. January 25, 2007
OLIVER - Index to the Tithe Appoint books In terms of where certainty ends and speculation begins, these are some of the most important records for the Killynure OLIVER line. January 25, 2007
OLIVER marriages 1845-1870 Thanks to Maria, we have a new slew of OLIVER records to digest. I will update this table as I learn more January 24, 2007
1901 Census TABLE for Belfast, Shankhill Parish I don't know where these OLIVER families fit into the picture, but sometimes such records are also helpful in the process of elimination of pertinent names. January 24. 2007
1911 Census TABLE for Belfast, Shankill Parish I don't know where these OLIVER families fit into the picture, but sometimes such records are also helpful in the process of elimination of pertinent names. January 24, 2007
OLIVER - Assorted births from Co. Monaghan These records are of Co. Monaghan births from 1823-1912 and likely to be pertinent to our research. January 24, 2007
OLIVER - Assorted Births These records include OLIVER sightings 1864-1874 likely to be pertinent to our research. January 24, 2007
OLIVER: Assorted Marriages These records from 1847-1862 include OLIVER sightings likely to be pertinent to our research. January 24, 2007
OLIVER weavers: The occupation of weaver or draper occurs frequently enough that it is worthy of study. It may also tie in to the family story that the OLIVERs who were ancestors of Sir Thomas JACKSON came from the Netherlands where they had sought refuge after fleeing from France and that they subsequently served under King William at the time of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 January 24, 2007
OLIVER Family - Early Detective Work This page will supercede much of the work in the following page. It is focussed on the OLIVER families from Ulster. January 22, 2007
1826 November 28 Death of Richard OLIVER I am filing this under 1826, the date of his death rather than 1821, the date of probate. There isn't much information, but maybe more will emerge. January 14, 2007



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