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NOTE: I used voice recognition to transcribe this and have not changed much of the spelling, abbreviations or capitalization to match that used in the original. This is also one of those pages where my ignorance is on full display. I know next to nothing about the TIPPING & FORTESCUE families as you can see from my footnotes.
18 February 1744
James McCULLAGH Esq. to Thomas TIPPING Esq.
The McCuilaghs, a Scottish or English family, had obtained a substantial portion of
the 30,000- acre estate of Sir Henry O'Neill of Glassdrumman, when that family was
transplanted to Bohola in Co. Mayo, in 1654. They owned land in Co. Monaghan and in
Co. Armagh and they built a scutch-mill (as well as several other mills) on the River
Fane, at the bottom of "Corismood".
SOURCE: Cullaville Con Mac an Ghirr. Published in Creggan: Journal of the Creggan Local History Society, 1990 pg 60.
NOTE: There are at least two other documents at the Deeds Registry that likely also relate to this McCULLAGHs of this indenture:
This Indenture made the 18th day of February in the year of our Lord 1744. Between Samuel McCULLAGH of Piedmont in the County of Antrim Esquire of the one part and Thomas TIPPING of Castletown in the County of Louth Esquire of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James McCULLAGH for divers considerations him thereunto moving and more especially for and in consideration of the Rents Covenants and Agreements hereinafter expressed and reserved HATH demised granted lett and to farm lett unto the said Thomas TIPPING his heirs and assigns all that and those the lands of Tullyvallen Cuningham containing 18 acres or thereabouts be the same more or less situate lying and being in the Barony of Fews and County of Armagh now in the possession of the said Thomas TIPPING saving and reserving out of this demise unto the said James McCULLAGH his Heirs Exors Admons and Assigns forever all mines minerals and coals and all other royalties whatsoever now or hereafter to be found in or upon the said demise premises or any part thereof also all marl and limestone except such parts as is sufficient to be laid out on said lands and premises with liberty of free ingress egress and regress for him the said James McCULLAGH his heirs and assigns and their servants at all times to Digg pits for Raise and Carry away all such mines minerals coals marl and lime stone as herein before is reserved and to Carry away the same he the said James McCULLAGH his heirs and assigns paying all such reasonable costs and damages that shall be sustained by or on account of digging for or carrying away the same unto the said Thomas TIPPING his heirs or assigns without the let suit trouble or molestation of him the said Thomas TIPPING his heirs or assigns him them or any of them. To have and to hold all and singular the said demised premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances except as before excempt unto the said Thomas TIPPING his Exors Admons and Assigns from the first day of November last past for and during the natural life and lives of the said Henry FORTESCUE William and James FORTESCUE of Reynoldstown in the County of Louth Esquires and a survivor and survivors of them -- yielding and paying therefore and thereout -- yearly and every year during the said demise unto the said James McCULLAGH his Heirs Exors Admons and Assigns the clear yearly rent or sum of £10 yearly and every year during the said demise by even and equal portions that is to say on every first day of May and first day of November during this demise free and clear over and above Quit and Crown Rent and all other manner of taxes whatsoever. AND the said Thomas TIPPING doth hereby for him his heirs Exhors Admons and Assigns in case of nonpayment the said rent as the same becomes due as aforesaid or in 21 days next after the same that shall respectively become due into the said demised premises from time to time to enter into distrain and the Distress and Distresses thereon found to dispose of according to law and for want of sufficient distress into the said demise premises or any part thereof to – Re-enter and the same to have again repossess and enjoy as in his or their former estate anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding. AND the same James McCULLAGH doth for himself his heirs and assigns covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas TIPPING his Exors Admons and Assigns that as often as any of the lives above mentioned drop and on the said Thomas TIPPING his heirs and assigns performing the clauses and covenants herein expressed and on tendering unto the said James McCULLAGH his heirs and assigns in six months after every such life so dying the sum of five pounds sterling shall and will at the request of the said Thomas TIPPING his heirs and assigns add or insert a new life for lives in the place instead of the life for lives so happening to die and so his Quoties for every such life so to be added or inserted for ever and also the said Thomas TIPPING his heirs and Exores Admons and Assigns shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter during said term preserve and keep all in every the houses buildings quickset and improvements now made or hereafter to be made in or upon the said demised premises or any part thereof in good sufficient Tenantable order repair and condition and the same in such Order Repair and Condition shall deliver up at the End sooner Determination of this Demise and notwithstanding anything herein Contained the said Thomas TIPPING doth hereby for him his heirs and assigns covenant and agree to and with the said James McCULLAGH his heirs and assigns that in case it shall hereafter appear the lands hereby demised exceed 80 acres that then and in that case the said Tommy Thomas TIPPING his heirs and assigns shall pay unto the said James McCULLAGH his heirs and assigns rent for the same yearly and every year from the commencement thereof and during this demise three shillings for each and every acre of land so exceeding said 80 acres and also upon each and every new life to be added one half years rent of such surplus acres. And lastly the said James McCULLAGH for himself and heirs and assigns covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas TIPPING his Exors Admons and Assigns that he the said Thomas TIPPING his heirs and assigns paying the said reserved yearly rent and performing the covenants herein expressed and reserved -- shall and may lawfully and peaceably have hold and enjoy all and every the said demised premises and every part thereof for and during the said term without any suit trouble or disturbance of or from him the said James McCULLAGH his heirs and assigns or any other person or persons -- deriving by form or under him the them or any of them. In witness whereof the parties above named thereunto put their hands and seals the day and year first above Written --
 This Monaghan reference interests me since Elizabeth JACKSON nèe McCULLAGH (1788-1880) was the grandmother of Sir Thomas JACKSON (hence, one of my g-g-great-grandmothers). She was from Derryvalley, her parents being James McCULLAGH & Sally McCARTER (?-1816). Her grandfather is a yet-to-be-named McCULLAGH, likely involved in both farming and the linen trade in Monaghan.
 Samuel McCULLAGH. He would have died after 1744. I am exploring where he might fit in. Clues include:
1. Account of the Barony of Upper Fews in the County of Armagh , John Donaldson. 1819. P13The remaining half of the townland [Cloghog] was divided into three parts, and taken by the following Presbyterian tenants: One share was taken by William McCULLAGH, Samuel McCULLAGH and George McCULLAGH, who were brothers and John BROWN, their brother-in-law. Of interest is that a William McCULLAGH married a Jane COULTER, daughter of Thomas COULTER and Anne MAFFIT. I suspect that they are all inter-related.
 Piedmont, Antrim – NOTE: I do not know where this might be.
 Thomas TIPPING. This is likely the Thomas TIPPING, son of Thomas TIPPING (d. 1740) and Maybella STANNUS.
 Castletown, Co. Louth. Thomas Tipping lived beside the Castle. 'This a handsome old castle belonging to Lord Bellew in tolerable good repair, having several rooms in it very habitable, and at present tenanted by Thomas Tipping Esq., who lives in an adjacant modern house, making use of the Castle only as a kitchen and servants hall: 'Tis situated upon the North side of an hill, about a small mile from Dundalk, westward, seen for several miles along the North Road, and commands a full view of the harbour and bay, Slavgullion and the mountains of Carlingford.' – Wright SOURCE: http://www.jbhall.freeservers.com/web_site_illustrations.htm
 James McCULLAGH (prob d. 1774). I don’t exactly know who he was, but clues include:
1. Account of the Barony of Upper Fews in the County of Armagh , John Donaldson. 1819. P11. About 1733 several landed proprietors of the then parish of Creggan – to wit, Edward TIPPING, Alexander HAMILTON, James McCULLAGH, Adam NOBLE, and Randle DONALDSON, Esq. Invited Presbyterians to settle in their respective estates.
2. Belfast Newsletter March 23, 1754 Whereas his Majesty by his Letters Patent was pleased to grant unto James McCullough of Camoley in the County of Armagh, Esq.; two fairs to be held yearly for ever at Culloville, being part of the lands of Cornecary, Corrakineony, Mongoleagh and Glassdrumaghy; situate in the parish of Creggan, Barony of Fews and County of Armagh: that is to say, one fair to be held on every 26th day of April, and one other fair to be held on every 26th day of October, and on the date next following each of the said days; as also a weekly market to be held in or at Cullaville aforesaid, on every Friday for ever. This is therefore to give notice, that fares will be accordingly held at the place aforesaid on the respective days aforesaid; and that a weekly market will be held there, on every Friday, as soon as proper accommodation can be prepared for those who may pleased to attend the same; and that the said fairs, and market are to be custom free for seven years from the date hereof. Part of the said lands of Cornacary is now to be let, and the other denominations above mentioned with several more will soon be out of lease. Application may be made to the said James McCullough at Carmoley aforesaid, who will give good encouragement to linen drapers yarn merchants and tradesmen of all kinds.
3. Belfast newsletter 1774 Sep 20 DIED: At Camoley in the Fews James M McCULLOCH, Esq.
4. He was evidently the executor for the James McCULLAGH of Dublin who died in 1745. This James McCULLAGH was a son of James McCULLAGH of Grogan, Scotland, whose brothers were William & Henry McCULLAGH. SOURCE: http://sonic.net/~prouty/prouty/b1005.htm
5. Dated 3 April, 1754.
 Tullyvallen Cuningham, Parish of Newtownhamilton. There are four such townlands: Tullyvallen Hamilton East; Tullyvallen Maccullagh; Tullyvallen Tipping east; Tullyvallen Tipping west.
 Henry FORTESCUE
 William and James FORTESCUE.
 Reynoldstown, Parish of Mayne, Co. Louth.
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