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In this deed David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh sold his lease rights for Lands of Laragh & Carnacaraff. - both in Co. Monaghan - as well as the Mill at Creevey (also Monaghan) with 8 acres of land to Arthur OLIVER of Balinahone Beg, Co. Armagh and lands in Ballymogonan in Co. "Dorone" for ₤346.3.8. One of the witnesses was Joseph OLIVER of Balinahonbeg, Co. Armagh. OTHER NAMES: Lowry CORRY Esq., John MAXWELL Esq., Andrew PRENTICE (Dublin) Gent.
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 26, 2006
Updated November 24, 2016 Edited footnotes.

1770 October 31
DEED: 282-336-183301
David OLIVER - Arthur OLIVER
SEE: Map


A Memorial of  deed of assignment bearing date of thirtyeth day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy between David OLIVER [1] of Ballyrea [2] in the Parish and County of Armagh farmer of the one part and Arthur OLIVER [3] Balinahone Beg [4] in Said Parish and County of the other part. Whereby the Said David OLIVER for the Consideration of the sum of three hundred and forty six pounds three shillings & eight pence to him the said David OLIVER did grant bargain sell alien & release unto Arthur OLIVER all his right & title in & to a lease for lives of the Lands of Laragh [5] & Carnacaraff [6] in the Co. of Monaghan which he holds under Galbraith Lowry CORRY Esq [7] . Also the mill of Creevy [8] with Eight acres of Land which he holds under the right Honourable George Lord SHIRLEY [9] also a part of the lands of Ballymogonan [10] in the Country of Dorone [11] which he holds by lease under John MAXWELL Esq. [12] To hold to the said Arthur OLIVER his heirs execs admons & assigns during the lives and years in said lease mentioned which said deed is witnessed by Andrew PRENTICE [13] of the City of DUBLIN Gent & this Memorial is also witnessed by the said Andrew PRENTICE & Joseph OLIVER [14] of Ballinahonbeg in County of Armagh. Arthur OLIVER [SEAL] ... sworn in Armagh 29 day of October 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 is a townland in the Parish of Armagh and the home of David OLIVER (d. 1806) and his wife Susanna Walker (d. 1808) as well as the David OLIVER (d. 1800) that I cannot place who I suspect is an uncle of the former David OLIVER.

[3] 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

[4] Ballinhonebeg, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh. There are many OLIVER family members whose names show up in connection to Ballinahonebeg.

[5] Laragh is a townland in the Parish of  Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being the Laragh beside Cornacarrow where David OLIVER (1725-1806) first signed a set of leases in 1764 to establish  mills.

[6] Carnacaraff AKA Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish. It is a townland on the northern border of the townland of Laragh, Co. Monaghan. SEE: Map:

[7] Galbraith Galbraith Lowry CORRY, b. 11 July 1706, d. 1769. Son of Robert LOWRY & Anna SINCLAIR. He married Sarah CORRY, daughter of Colonel John CORRY & Sarah LESLIE. Galbraith Lowry-Corry was baptised with the name of Galbraith Lowry. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Tyrone in 1733. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Monaghan in 1743. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for County Tyrone between 1748 and 1768. On 1764 his name was legally changed to Galbraith Lowry-Corry. He lived at Aheniss, Co. Fermanagh  Their son Amar LOWRY-CORRY became the First Earl of Belmount. SOURCE: http://www.thepeerage.com/p12957.htm#i129569 ..

[8] Creevey This is the townland known as Creevy (OLIVER) in the Parish of Donaghmoyne , Barony of Farney, Co. Monaghan. It is about 2 km north of  Carrickmacross between the N2 & R180 ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF Donamoyne Parish. SEE: Ordnance Survey Map #35. It was a property of the Shirley family (SEE: PRONI: D/3531)

[9] Hon George Lord SHIRLEY NOTE: Need to look at PRONI Shirley papers. Absentee landlord SEE: http://www.shirleyassociation.com/NewShirleySite/NonMembers/Ireland/loughfea.html

[10] Ballymogonan. Possibly Ballymagowan, Parish of Clogher, CO. Tyrone.

[11] Dorone – I am guessing “Tyrone”.

[12] John MAXWELL Esq. Probably John MAXWELL of Fellows Hall (see Deed dated 1769, April 20). It is likely that one of his daughters married a HAMILTON, given the name James MAXWELL HAMILTON mentioned in the marriage jointure of 1804. There are also earlier MAXWELL-HAMILTON marriage links. The MAXWELLS of Fellows Hall show up in a lineage posted at: http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/mm4ae/MAXWELL03.htm

[13] 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.

[14] 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.



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