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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.
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 26, 2006
Updated June 17, 2008
Updated November 24, 2016

1770 April 26
DEED: 282-337-183302
David OLIVER - Joseph OLIVER SEE: Map

To the Register Appointed by Act of Parliament for Registering Deeds Wills and so forth


A Memorial of a deed poll bearing date of 26th day of April one thousand seven hundred & seventy between David OLIVER[1] of Ballyrea[2] of the Parish and County of Armagh of the one part & Joseph OLIVER[3] of Balinahonbeg[4] in said Parish and County aforesaid of the other part. WHEREBY said David OLIVER set unto said Joseph OLIVER one hundred acres of land situate in the west side of the Townland of Laragh, Parish of Aghnamullen[5] & Co. of Monaghan therein possession of said David OLIVER & his undertenants. The said Joseph OLIVER is also to have the full one half of the water fall from the Corn Mill up & and to have Liberty of cutting a race between the Premis and Longhegis of the Dimensions therein mentioned & to fix a sluice for preserving Water   Said David & Joseph OLIVER to be at equal expense in making said sluice & watercourse subject to the yearly rent of sixty-three pounds Sterl TO HOLD for the space of Twenty Six years or three lives mentioned in said David OLIVERs Grand Lease[6] & also for all future renewals which said David might be entitled to by virtue of said lease & said Deed Poll is witnessed by Arthur OLIVER[7] of Balinahonabeg in said County of Armagh & this Memorial is also witnessed by Arthur OLIVER & Andrew PRENTICE[8] of the City of Dublin Gent:


Joseph Oliver [SEAL]

Signed sealed and executed

In Presence of

Arthur Oliver

Andw Prentice



... signed at Armagh 29 Oct 1770


[1] David OLIVER (1725-Feb 1806), of Ballyrea, husband of Susannah WALKER. He was a son of William OLIVER and Elizabeth HARDY. Curiously in spite of all the leases involving Ballyrea, he does not show up in the PRONI Freeholders Records relating to Ballyrea. In fact the only David OLIVER to show up in those records is a David OLIVER at Bangor, Co. Down in 1813-1821. Of interest, Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg, a brother of David & Joseph, had a will probated in 1770- the year of this lease and a 1782 DEED: 360-236-242429 concerning Ballinahonebeg mentions a Benjamin OLIVER deceased. This Benjamin OLIVER was probably the father of the Arthur OLIVER of Ballynahonebeg and he was also likely the same Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney (also connected to leases of Ballinahonebeg) as well as Andrew OLIVER.

[2] Ballyrea, Parish of Armagh – a home to OLIVERs for more than one generation.

[3] Joseph OLIVER (1727-1795) of Ballinhonebeg.He signed the 1789 April 15 DEED # 505-49-322470 but was described as “late of Ballinahonebeg in the 1796 April 1 DEED# 510-33-328019.He was a son of William OLIVER and Elizabeth HARDY - both of whom were born before or about 1700 and lived till after 1730. He married Jane OATS (1728-1786), and they had two daughters and a son, John OLIVER..

[4] AKA Ballynahonebeg, Parish of Lisnadill.

[5] Townland of Laragh, Parish of Agnnamullen. This is part of a series of leases dealing with these lands. SEE: Map

[6] I am assuming that lives of David OLIVER’s sons which show up on other leases were part of the “Grand Lease”.

[7] Arthur OLIVER. He is most likely the son of the recently deceased Benjamin OLIVER (1724-1770), hence a grandson of William OLIVER and Elizabeth HARDY. His name also appears in leases dealing with the SEAVER family & Ballinahonebeg.

[8] Andrew PRENTICE? Of Dublin, Gent. NOTE: Joseph OLIVER's sister-in-law Elizabeth OATS (1722-1786) married a James PRENTICE (1711-1777). There is likely a familial connection. The name of Andrew PRENTICE shows up in other deeds and may also be related by marriage to the KIDD-OSBORNE-OLIVER family connections.





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