1750 October 22 - was under 1754, Feb 9
Andrew - NORRIS 1746-1758
To the Register appointed for the registering of Deeds Wills & Conveyances and so by Act of Parliament.
A Memorial of a deed or article of marriage bearing date twenty second day of October one thousand seven hundred & fifty made by and between James NORRIS of Torrehage & Charles NORRIS of Larakeen both in the Parish of Aghalow & County of Tyrone of the one part & Andrew OLIVER Parish of Tynan and County of Armagh of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas it appears by the said deed a marriage was intended between the said Charles NORRIS and Sarah OLIVER, daughter to said Andrew OLIVER that the said James for and in consideration of his paternal love and affection to the said Charles and for and in consideration of the said marriage hath thereby given, granted and assigned over to the said Charles a full half or moiety of Larakeen with the Houses, Appurts and Improvements therein his the said Charles possession and also one half or moitie off the remainder is then laid out and agreed upon by the said parties Charles and James NORRIS the full half or moiety of said Larakeen for the whole and full time or lives of the original lease held under Margaret HAMILTON now Countess of Orrery at the same rate and exactly upon the same terms which the said James has it and with right of renewal and the other half of the remainder as then laid out and agreed upon for the said terms and conditions and subject to the yearly rent of a five pounds ten shillings each and every year while the present lease shall subsist and the said deed of which this is a memorial for the imports that the said Andrew OLIVER for an in consideration of his love and esteem towards the said Sarah OLIVER and for and in consideration of the above recited settlement and farm and appurtenances thereunto belonging doth thereby promise and oblige himself his Heirs, Executors or Assigns to pay or cause to be paid to the said Charles NORRIS the sum of fifty pounds sterling and the said deed of which this is a memorial further imports in the following words that is to say (viz) and further the said Andrew besides the above specified portion intends to consider the said Sarah as having a child’s part at his death and the said deed of which this is a memorial is witnessed by Ben OLIVER of Farmacartly in the County of Armagh, farmer and by John CALDWELL of Calledon in the County of Tyrone, merchant & this Memorial is witnessed by the said John CALDWELL and by Robert BRENAN of Glaslough in the County of Monaghan Littorate
Charles Norris [SEAL]
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of
The above named John CALDWELL came to stay before me and made oath that he was present and did see above named James NORRIS Charles NORRIS and Andrew OLIVER duly sign seal and execute the above recited deed or article of marriage for which the above writing is a memorial and was also present and did see the said Charles duly sign seal and execute the above memorial and deposes that he is a subscribing witness to both said deed and said memorial and that the name John CALDWELL subscribed to both as a witness is this deponants proper handwriting
Sworn before me at Monaghan in the County of Monaghan the 16 day of October 1753 by virtue of a commission to me directly for taking affidavits in the County and I know the deponent.
Two of his Majesty's justices of the peace for
the County of Monahan present when the
above affidavit was sworn
 James NORRIS the father of Charles NORRIS. It may that he was a surveyor - mentioned in 1765 June 1 Deed.
 Torrehage, Parish of Aghalow AKA Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone. I am guessing this may be the townland of Tannagh. It’s the closest sounding townland in Aghaloo.
 Charles NORRIS. A Charles NORRIS is one of several names in a list mentioned along with Arthur OLIVER in the Belfast Newsletter 5 Nov 1776 as supporting a reward for a theft that occurred in Blackwatertown.
 Larakeen, Parish of Aghalow AKA Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone. aka Lairakean. Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone. In the mid and late 1800s, there are several OLIVERs in Larakeen. (children of James & Margaret OLIVER - Anne (1865) Thomas (1867) Margaret (1870); Henry (1873)); NOTE: : Thanks to Alison Kilpatrick – this parish has had a range of spellings over the years: Larakeene – Larragh keine (1609), Larakeane (1661), Laraghkeen (1705), Lairakeen (1834) or Lairakean. Gaeilge: laithreach caoin, beautiful situation or site. †Larrykeen (1860)
 Andrew OLIVER of Parish of Tynan. He does not show up in Tynan in any Freeholders Records at this time (the record of their holding may be lost). HUNCH: It may be that he is the Andrew OLIVER (b. bef 1717- d aft 1738) - a Chandler. If so, he was a son of William OLIVER (bef 1700-aft1730) and Elizabeth HARDY. NOTE: The only Andrew OLIVER that I could find in the Freeholders Records shows up as a resident at Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh in 1788, would be a later generation and is connected to the Mullinture line (which also likely connects to the SherranmcAghully line).
 Parish of Tynan. It is regrettable that the actual townland was not mentioned. Lislooney would be my best guess based on other deeds showing a continuous set of leases held by OLIVERs.
 Sarah OLIVER, daughter of Andrew OLIVER. Given the date of her marriage (abt 1750), this makes her a contemporary of the William OLIVER (1730-1816) who married Elizabeth STEEL in 1757. I suspect that she was a cousin. It is significant that a witness was Benjamin OLIVER of Farmacartley. She has been included in the Olivers of Killynure Tree, but with a warning that it is only on the basis of a hunch.
 Margaret HAMILTON, Countess of Orrey. She was a daughter of John HAMILTON, proprietor of the Caledon estate and in 1731 married the Earl of Orrery. A Source I do not have access to, but which might be of interest to others: MARY BOYLE. LETTERS OF THE COUNTESS OF ORRERY AND OTHERS, 1740-1746. Notes and Queries, 1882; s6-V: 205 - 206. ......MDCCCLXXVII. (1877). W. C. B. LETTERS OP THB COUNTESS OP ORRERY AND OTHERS, 1740-1746 (ante, p. 161).--Will you permit the great-granddaughter of Margaret Hamilton, Countess of Orrery (afterwards of Cork and Orrery), to correct a slight......
 Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinhonebeg. This is likely the Benjamin OLIVER who died in 1770 (Ballinahonebeg is on the border of Farmacaffley). This Benjamin OLIVER was a brother of the William OLIVER (1730-1816) (who married Elizabeth STEEL – both of them sons of William OLIVER and Elizabeth HARDY, and hence a brother fo the Andrew whose daughter Sarah OLIVER married Charles NORRIS.
 Farmacartly AKA Farmacaffley AKA SherranmcAghully, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh – land likely handed down from another Andrew OLIVER who was recorded as resident there in the 1663 Hearth Tax Rolls. More recently, thanks to Jack Story, I now know that it is currently known as Fellamacaffrey and that horse races have been held there since the early 1800s.
 John CALDWELL?
 Calledon AKA Caledon, Co., Co. Aghaloo, Co. Tyrone – this townland had a town centre and market. Clusters of OLIVER families lived in the environs.
 Robert BRENAN?
 Glaslough, Co. Monaghan is just over the border from Co. Tyrone & Co. Armagh.
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