1753 May 29
Rev Patrick SIMSON of Mount Pleasant & John & Andrew COULTER of Cavananore.. SIMSON demised for rents to COULTER, townland of Dungooly late in possession of SIMSON and now in possession of John and Andrew COULTER 52A 6P & Bog Parish of Foughart, Co. Louth. For life and lives of Grizel SIMSON third daughter of the lessor Patrick SIMSON Joseph COULTER only son of the lessee John COULTER and John McNEAL of Foughart, Co. Louth Gent. … rent £16.1.9 …they had to grind their grain at Dungooley & pay SIMSON …then an addendum Oct 5, 1765 – “Wheras Grizel SIMSON is dead … Henry MacNeil KENNEDY son of George KENNEDY nominated as life to replace hers. Then another addendum August 15 1769 “I do hereby renew the within lease for the further term of the life of Samuel BRADFORD son of John BRADFORD of Cavananore in the County of Louth in the room of John MacNEALE one of the lesseses within named who is dead the fine for renewal and all Rent and Arrears being first paid me – witness my hand this 15th day of august 1769. Patrick SIMSON WITNESS William GREEN & P. Simson KENNEDY.
Rev. Patrick SIMPSON (Abt 1681-1780) was the third named Presbyterian Minister in the Dundalk Presbyterian Church (which was founded in 1650 and is one of the oldest non-conforming churches Ireland). He was born at Islay Scotland and Married Margaret McNEIL aka McNEILE etc. After stepping back from active ministering (over doctrinal issues), he became successful managing various leases in the area. His third daughter, Grizel, married John McNEIL.
Other deeds tie him into the COULTERs and BRADFORDs and I will be working on these soon. Rev. Patrick SIMSON (1661-1760) NOTE: The following two sources give two different death dates, but I am going with the death date of 1760 since the minister who succeeded SIMSON died in 1778. Corrections to the following sources are highlighted in red..
 John COULTER (?-1774) & Andrew COULTER (?-1775) of Cavananore . They are brothers, sons of Samuel COULTER.
 Cavananore – a townland of 219 acres in Upper Dundalk, Co. Louth
 Dungooly, Parish of Foughart, Co. Louth
 John COULTER (?-1774) married Martha COWEN and had a son, Joseph (see beneath) and his brother Andrew COULTER (?-1775) They are brothers, sons of Samuel COULTER.
 Grizell SYMPSON third daughter of Rev. Patrick SYMPSON She died sometime between 1737 and 1765. She married John McNEILE - her half 2nd cousin. Their son, Neil McNEIL of Lower Farghart married Anne TWIBILLof Jonesborough and they had 7 children. SOURCE: The Flurry Valley: Landlords and Society, 1659 – 1841. Don Johnston, Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, Part I was published in: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2005), pp. 5-26 Part II was published in: Vol. 25, No. 4 (2004), pp. 379-399; Part III was published in Vol. 26, No. 1(2005), pp. 5-26 Published by: County Louth Archaeological and History Society
 Joseph COULTER (bef 1753-aft 1791) only son of the lessee John COULTER and Martha COWEN.
 .John McNEALE of Faughart and husband of Grizell SIMPSON. He died between 1765-1769. In Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837, a J.T. McNEALE has corn mills at Ballymascanlon and a John McNEALE lived at Mount Pleasant. McNEALEs were early settlers in Louth. Some members of a Scottish family named McNEILL who were from Kintyre and spoke Gaelic and Scots settled at Ballymascanlon in Co.. Louth in 1693. SOURCE: The Ulster Scot March 2009. John McNeale of Mount Pleasant is Sir John Macneill, the famous railway engineer. He always used this form of the name.
 Henry MacNeil KENNEDY
 George KENNEDY. George KENNEDY married Mary, the eldest of three daughters of rev'd Patrick SIMPSON.
 Samuel BRADFORD (1739-1818) son of John BRADFORD (1705-1779) of Cavananore and Barbara COULTER (1721-1795)
 John BRADFORD (1705-1779) of Cavananore. He was the husband of Barbara COULTER (1721-1795). NOTE: Initially I had that she was the daughter of Samuel COULTER and Grizel SIMSON, but this was an error.
 William GREEN
 P. Simson KENNEDY NOTE: Is it possible that he is a grandson of Rev. Peter SIMPSON aka SIMSON aka SYMSON?
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