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Andrew Bradford OLIVER

Born: 1818
Born: Abt 1822
Died: Nov 27, 1877 Died: March 29, 1891
Father: Benjamin OLIVER Father: William HANNA
Mother:Elizabeth BRADFORD Mother:
Married: March 22, 1843 Eglish Parish, Co. Armagh

Updated June 25, 2008 - Thanks to Maria Beattie who ran much of this down.
Updated February 3, 2009 - Thanks to Wendy JACK who ran down new BMDs I also added new (old) photos.

HEADSTONE: Sacred to the memory of Andrew Oliver of Killylea who departed this life November Killylea, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh. 27th 1877 aged 39 years Also his children William Oliver April 17th 1867 Martha E Oliver December 2nd 1872 Margaret Oliver April 13th 1881 Also Mary J and Barbara Oliver who died in infancy And his wife Ann Oliver died 28 March 1891 aged 69 years. NOTE: His alleged age at death can not be correct as his mother was already dead. The date of death fits into other parameters. A GRO record agrees with the date of death and gives the age as "59" - a much better fit.
WILL: 1891 Anne OLIVER late of Ballyscandle, widow d. 29 Mar 1891 at Ballyscandle. Granted to Andrew C.B. OLIVER, son. Effects 90 pounds 10 shillings.
At the time of Andrew & Anne's marriage, a detailed memorial of a deed was made by his uncles and her relations detailing various property transactions. SEE: 1843 May 18

NOTE Andrew Bradford OLIVER is mentioned in his father's will. SEE: 1832 March 1 Will of Benjamin OLIVER

He also contested the will of his brother William. In a letter written by his sister Eliza JACKSON on October 15, 1874 "Uncle Andrew has made a formal declaration of war, or rather law." His sister, Eiza,was defending the interpretation that the land pass to her daughter Elizabeth (my great-grandmother). SEE: 1874 October 15 Letter from Eliza JACSKON to her son, Thomas

Their Children:
Margaret: OLIVER
Born 1853 d. April 14, 1881 NOTE: her death date is a bit of conjecture based on the proving of a will by Thompson BROWN and the fact that she was unmarried in 1875 at the time of her Aunt Mary Jane OLIVER's will: SOURCE: OLIVER, Margaret late of Augharafin, Co. Armagh, Spinster d 14 April 1881.Will proved by Thompson Brown of Killinure, sole executor. Effects £364.5s.8d. NOTE: Aughrafin was also called Augharafin, Parish of Eglish. It is just south of where her brother Bradford lived.

Benjamin OLIVER He has proved most elusive. He would seem to be an adult in 1874 and was acting in ways that befit an adult (meeting with his Aunt to buttress his father's case to contest the will of William OLIVER). NOTE: I have a photo that I believe is one of him that I will add once I resolve challenges with my software & the posting of images on this site.

Bradford OLIVER 1859-June 14, 1899. According to Bassettts Directory in 1888, there was a Bradford OLIVER living at Ballyscandle, Co. Armagh (This would be in the Parish of Eglish). GRO records note: Death of Bradford Oliver at Ballybrockey, Armagh, co Armagh on 14th June 1899, bachelor, age 40 years and a farmer. The townlands of Ballybrocky & Ballyscandle are separated by a small townland named Garvaghy. They are just south of Mullintur & Tullysarren, two townlands that figure in the OLIVER families of the early 1700s. NOTE: In his mother's will he is named Andrew Coulter Bradford OLIVER. Otherwise in photos and in Mary Jane OLIVER's will, he is named Bradford OLIVER

Bradford & Margaret Oliver
(Photo about 1866 given that Bradford was born about 1859

Martha Eliza OLIVER d. November 26, 1872 in Queensland, Australia. She married George NORRIS on February 20, 1864 and they had two known children: William (b. 1868) and Mary Jane (b. 1869). In 1875, her daughter received a bequest of £100 from her great Aunt Mary Jane OLIVER. After her death, George NORRIS remarried Madelina GEMMELL on July 18, 1889.

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Mary Jane OLIVER d. in infancy
Barbara OLIVER d. in infancy
William OLIVER d. April 17th 1867 Is it at all possible that he is this one?

Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight - 8 stone 13 lbs
Dark complexion
Age 18 years and 3 months
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