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NAMES: Andrew OLIVER & wife Elinor OLIVER of Newtownhamilton; Thomas VERNER of Churchill, CO. Armagh; Edmond MADDEN of Lismaclin, Co. Tyrone; John BRYAN of Dublin; John RICHARDSON of Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone.
Sharon Oddie Brown. November 14, 2007

1777 Sept 8
DEED: 324-274-214815

NOTES: 1778 Feb 9 re: 1777 Sept 7 Article of agreement between Andrew OLIVER [1] and his wife Elinor OLIVER [2] both of Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh & Thomas VERNER [3] of Churchill, Co. Armagh “Whereby it is mentioned that the said Andrew and Elinor his wife for the consideration therein mentioned agreed they would on or before the first December then next make out a good and legal title free from all encumbrances to one undivided third part of the Tate Town and lands of Enogh otherwise Enagh [4] in the County of Monaghan with the Appurts and would Grant and convey the same to the said Thomas VERNER .... witness Edmond MADDEN [5] of Lismaclin [6] , Co. Tyrone Clerk & John BRYAN [7] of the City of Dublin yeoman & John RICHARDSON [8] of Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, Surveyor.


[1] Andrew OLIVER of Newtownhamilton, a distiller and brother of William OLIVER (of Mullinture who died a bachelor abt 1779), and brother also of Mary OLIVER who married James DOBBIN & John OLIVER of Tullymore.

[2] Elinor OLIVER, nèe DAWSON, wife of Andrew OLIVER distiller of Newtownhamilton. They had several children.

[3] Thomas VERNER of Churchill, Parish of Killyman, Co. Armagh. The will of Thomas VERNER of Church Hill, Co. Armagh, 1786 is at PRONI: D/2538 under the VERNER WINGFIELD Papers.

SOURCE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/yourplaceandmine/armagh/churchill_bell.shtml  In the late 18th century Mr Thomas Verner, a descendant from an early plantation family who had settled in Ulster in the early 17th century, bought about 4,000 acres from Lord Charlemont in the northern part of Co Armagh. He established a landed estate and built a house at the centre of his lands at Churchill in the townland of Mullenakille, close by to what is now known as Vernors Inn. He also set up a farming business. Thomas was successful and passed on to his great grand nephew William a thriving rural gentleman's enterprise known as Churchill House and Estate. Unfortunately, the estate did not fare so well under successive generations and finally in 1927 things came to an end.

[4] Enagh, Co. Monaghan. There are three townlands of this name in Co. Monaghan. I don’t know which one it might be. The Parish of Ematris is the best bet based on the fact that the VERNER family still had it in the Griffiths Valuations. Also of interest, this parish is just to the west of Aughnamullen, a parish that had other OLIVER interests.

[5] Edmond MADDEN of Lismaclin, Co. Tyrone Clerk.

[6] Lismaclin, Co. Tyrone It is tempting to see this as perhaps a transcription error for Lismulladown in the Parish of Aghaloo – a parish where there is a focus for the Tyrone branch of the OLIVER family.

[7] John BRYAN of the City of Dublin yeoman.

[8] John RICHARDSON of Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, Surveyor


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