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NAMES: Alexander WILSON of Dunraymond, Co. Monaghan and Aghavilly, Co. Leitrim; Thomas McCULLOUGH aka McCULLAGH of Derryvalley and Losset, Co. Monaghan; William BREAKEY of Drumskelt; James LECKY; Charles GILLESPIE of Arotuaghyt aka Ardaghy.
Sharon Oddie Brown. July 15, 2009


DEED 423 159 275616

1790 January 5



NOTE: Transcribed by Wendy Jack with capitalization of family names inflicted on it by Sharon Oddie Brown (in the interests of readily finding family names – the purpose of this site). Wendy’s transcripts are faithful to original spelling in the Memorial (which I really appreciate), but since I use voice recognition to do mine, I don’t attempt to replicate that level of detail.


Regd 15th Jany 1790

A Meml of and Indentd of Assignment bearing date the fifth day of Januy one thousand seven hundred and ninety duly Executed between Alexr WILSON [1]late of Denroman[2] in the Co. of Monaghan but then of Aughavilly[3] in the County of Leitrim farmer of the one part  and Thos McCULLOUGH[4] of Derryvalley[5] in the Co. of Monaghan aforsd Linnen draper of the other part Reciting that the said Alexander WILSON for and in Considn of the Sum of three hundred and thirty three pounds Ster and for other Considns therein mentd did grant bargain sell assign transfer and make over unto the said Thos McCULLAGH his Eors his Admrs and Asss all that the fifty acres of Denramon and Losset[6] and all the Estate right title Jnt possien [ie Joint possession] term of yrs thus to come and unexpired f the Grand or Origl Lease Claim and demand whatsoever which he the said Alexr WILSON then had or might or should have in or to the sd orgl deed afsaid Lands subject to the payment & [Plamance] of rent dues duties and Covenants in said orgl deed mentd in which said deed of assossin there are other issue Clauzes & Covenants and is witnessed by the town and county of Monaghan Gent and Wm BREAKY[7] of Drumskalt[8] in the County of Monaghan afsd Linnen Draper and this Meml is also witnessed by the said James LECKY[9] and Chas GILLESPIE[10] of Arotuaghy[11] in the County of Monaghan Gent Thos McCULLAGH (seal) …

[1] Alexander WILSON. NOTE: The name WILSON comes up in a number of deeds associated with the BARTLEYs. Margaret ORR who married George BARTLEY of Lossit was previously the widow of an Alexander WILSON.

[2] Denroman aka Dunraymond, Parish of Kilmore, Co. Monaghan.

[3] Aughavilly, Parish of Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. This reference interests me considerably since David JACKSON, father of Sir Thomas JACKSON held a lease here at the time of his marriage (1838) to Eliza OLIVER. He seemingly lost his interest in it by the time of the Griffiths Valuation.

[4] Thos McCULLOUGH, Linen draper  I suspect this is the Thomas McCULLAGH (1764-1848) of Derryvalley who married Elizabeth REED of Slieveroe. His father’s full name is unknown and his mother is known only as “Elizabeth” SOURCE: PRONI D1968-2  1801 Will of Elizabeth McCULLAGH. He would have been an uncle of the Elizabeth McCULLAGH who was the grandmother of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

[5] Derryvalley Interestingly, in the Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland. Volume 40 Counties of South Ulster 1834-8  is the following entry: Mr. McCULLAGH's farm of Derryvolly [sic] is kept in superior order.

[6] Losset There are four townlands named Losset. Going by BARTLEY holdings registered at the time of Griffiths (James BARTLEY & Margaret BARTLEY), I would suspect the Paris of Kilmore, Co. Monaghan is the appropriate one.

[7] Wm BREAKY, linen draper This is most likely the William BREAKEY (abt 1834-1808) of Drumskelt. He married Mary SCOTT with whom he had 13 known children.

[8] Drumskalt aka Drumskelt, Parish of Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan.

[9] James LECKY. I do not yet know who this is, but I find it most interesting that in 1723 a James LECKY transferred lands in Co. Carlow to a Thomas JACKSON. NOTE: I hope to work on that line sometime August 2009.


[11] Arotuaghy. I suspect this is the townland of Ardaghy, Parish of Monaghan, Co. Monaghan.



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