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NAMES: Bryan BURNS of Laragh, David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Joseph OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg. TOWNLANDS: Lough Eglish Mill, Co. & Cornacariffe AKA Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan.
Sharon Oddie Brown. November 10, 2007

Updated November 24, 2016 Edited footnotes

1770 Nov 21 DEED: 283-214-183826-Lease SEE: Map

(need to double check – Murnane, Clogher Record 1987, p.334 lists the number of the deed as: 283-314-183826) 

1770, July 10 “which was wrote on the back of a lease bearing date 24 Dec 1766". Bryan BURNS [1] of Laragh [2] , Co. Monaghan, farmer demised ... David OLIVER [3] of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh, Gent “all that the Corn Mill commonly called and known by the name Loghigish Mill [4] with the two acres of land thereto belonging with the grist toll or Moulture of the Tates Townlands of Laragh and Cornacariffe [5] ... in the Barony of Cremorrand [6] , Co. Monaghan ... for 28 years ... Bryan BURNS of Laragh, Parish of Aghnamullen... Witness Joseph OLIVER [7] of Balinahonebeg [8] , Linen Draper.



[1] Bryan BURNS of Laragh, farmer. He does not show up in the 1663 Monaghan Hearth Money Roll or the Irish Flax Growers List 1796. Margaret BURNS – a likely relative shows up in Griffiths at Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen while James Owen & Charles BURNS also show up in other townlands in the Parish of Aghnamullen.

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

[4] Loghigish Mill AKA Lough Eglish Mill

[5] Cornacariffe AKA Cornacarrow, Parish of Aghnamullen, Barony of Cremorne. It is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish.

[6] Cremorrand AKA Cremorne.

[7] 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 (aft 1764- aft 1796).

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



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