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NAMES: John COULTER of Carrickastuck; William POLLOCK of Carrickastuck; Charles COULTER; William COULTER; John COULTER; Lord John BELLEW; James COULTER; Robert BRANNAN jr. of Longfield, Monaghan; Catherine COULTER; Michael MOLONY.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 30, 2009
Updated June 25, 2011 See also Carrickastuck for a listing of deeds that I have found so far relating to this land.


1776 Dec 4

DEED: 323 232 213562


Notes from my 2009 diary – cobbled together from two versions.


Between John COULTER[1] of Carickistook[2], Co. Louth, farmer of the one part & Wm POLLOCK[3] of Carrickistook aforesaid farmer of the other part, reciting that Charles COULTER[4], Wm. COULTER[5] & John COULTER[6] had taken a lease from the late Lord BELLEW [7]bearing date the 4th day March 1734[8] of the said lands of Carrickistook … 136A… rent of £7.7.6[9] for lives of Wm. COULTER, John COULTER and James COULTER[10], son of Charles COULTER and that the said Charles COULTER & Wm COULTER are since dead and that said lands by the said Lord BELLEW’s lease fell to the survivor or longest liver of the said three [?] & [?] that the said John COULTER who is the survivor … did demise unto William BELLEW 1/3 part of the lands of Carrickistook then in the actual possession of the said William POLLOCK at the yearly rent of £16.2.6 … … lives of John COULTER, James COULTER & Robert BRANNAN jr. of Longfield [?] Co. Monaghan … yearly rent to pay to Robert BRANNAN[11] jr. of Longfield[12] [?] Co. Monaghan & Catherine COULTER[13]. WITNESS: William POLLOCK; Michael MOLONY[14].


[1] John COULTER He was a brother of Samuel, Charles, and William. Their parents are as yet unknown. A link to the COULTERs of Lisnawooley is likely. Alexander COULTER (1637-1721/22) came over from Scotland. He had two known sons. The descendents of Thomas are well known. The story of the other son, Joseph COULTER, is still a mystery to me. He had a grandson whose name is unknown, and who was born 1755.

[2] Carrickastuck, a townland of 229 acres in the Parish of Phillipstown, Co. Louth.

[3] Wm POLLOCK of Carrickistook farmer

[4] Charles COULTER I believe this to be the Charles COULTER (?-bef 1776 ) who was deceased before 1776 Dec 4 SOURCE: Deed: 323 232 213562. I also suspect that he was a brother of Samuel COULTER (abt 1690-?) of Cavananore and of William and John COULTER – the latter two were also deceased before 1776. He may have married Mary McEVERS before 1735 (son James mentioned). I will revisit this as I learn more. SOURCE: DEED: 134 179 90509. And DEED: 80 473 56629

[5] Wm. COULTER (?-bef 1776) brother of the above Charles COULTER.

[6] John COULTER (?-bef 1776) brother of the above Charles COULTER.

[7] Rt. Hon John Lord BELLEW (1702-1770). He came from an old Anglo-Norman family and succeeded to the title March 22, 1714/1715. SOURCE: http://thepeerage.com/p3309.htm#i33089

[8]I suspect this is the Deed: 82 179 57452 that was registered on 1734 Mar 11

[9] In another section of my notes I have the acreage as 135 acres and the rent as £57.7.6. I suspect that is more likely to be correct.

[10] James COULTER, son of Charles COULTER (?-bef Dec. 1776)

[11] Robert BRANNAN jr. of Longfield, Co. Monaghan

[12] Longfield, Co. Monaghan. The mention of this townland is interesting in that it appears again  in a DEED dated 1851 April 28: Andrew HAMILTON of Longfield in the County of Monaghan farmer

[13] Catherine COULTER NOTE: I can’t place her. In another version of my notes relating to this deed, I have “pay £3 yearly to Catherine COULTER”.

[14] Michael MOLONY



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