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NAMES: Robert JACKSON of Woodvale, Co. Armagh; William GIRVIN aka GARVIN of Rowan, Derrynoose, Armagh; Joseph SMITH; Margaret JACKSON of Loughgall. OTHER PLACES: Knockraven aka Knockreven; Ballymaghallagh aka Ballynagallion; Moneyquin.
Sharon Oddie Brown. September 13, 2013

Deed 489-338-310002



This transcription was made possible thanks to the help from Eleanore Wellwood. Any errors in either the transcription or the annotation are mine. Robert JACKSON is transferring lands to William GARVIN.



To the Registrar appointed by the act of Parliament for registering deeds leases etc. A memorial of a deed of sale bearing date the fifth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety and made between Robert Jackson[2] of Woodvale[3] in the County of Armagh gentleman of the one part and William Girvin[4] of Rowan[5] in said County [?] Draper of the other part witnesseth that said Robert Jackson for and in consideration of the sum of £1200 to him in said hand paid by said William Girvin the receipt whereof so therein acknowledged did give Grant Bargain Sale, Assign, Transfer and make over to the said William Girvin all that and those the lands of Rowan[6], Knockraven[7], Ballmagallagh[8], and Moneyquinn[9] and all and singular the Bleach yards Bleach Mills Bleaching utensils and other improvements thereon with every [aforesaid] appurtenances. To hold the said bargained and sold premises with the appurtenances to the said William Garvin his Executors, Administrators and Assigns from the first day of November then each for the last for the Residue and remainder of the Term of years unexpired in the lease aforesaid premises & all Benefit and right of renewal thereto on the payment of the rents and performance of the clauses in covenants in said leases specified mentioned and contained, which deed was witnessed by Joseph Smith[10] of Hermitage[11] and Margaret Jackson[12] of Loughgall[13], and this memorial is also witnessed by said Joseph Smith and John Quinn aforesaid.William Girvin[ seal].Signed, sealed in the presence of Joseph Smith, John Quinn the above named Joseph Smyth maketh oath and sayeth that he is a subscribing witness to the deed of which the above writing is a memorial and saw same duly executed by the parties thereto and and saith that he saw this memorial duly signed and acknowledged by the above-mentioned William Garvin and saith that the name Joseph Smith signed as witness to said deed and this memorial is this deponents proper name and hand of Joseph Smith. Sworn before me in the county of Armagh, the 4th day of November 1794, by virtue of a Commission to me, directed and I know the deponent. Winright Proctor[14].



[1] I know nothing of the relationships between these two men, but I do find it intriguing that they both were also amongst those included in the signatories who signed a notice of 100 guinea reward for Tuesday 7th fire at Roman Catholic Chapel at Tullysaron in 1797.

[2] Robert JACKSON of Woodvale.See PRONI: D889/1/20. 24 October 1789 Lease for Lives of Robert Jackson and his wife, Sarah, and the survivor of them by William Turkington, merchant, of Richhill, Armagh, Robert Jackson of Woodvale, of Curry, Parish of Mullabrack. 7 acres English near Jackson's mill race, corn kiln and turf house mentioned. See also: 1793 June 17th deed

[3] Woodvale, Parish of Mullaghbrack. This is not to be confused with the Woodvale, in the townland of Glassdrummond, Parish of Creggan, Co. Armagh is associated with JOHNSTONS. See: Woodvale History from Deeds. There are still more inter-relationships between JACKSONs and JOHNSTONs to be deduced.

[4] William GIRVIN aka GARVIN. He is mentioned in a Deed January 17, 1797 involving lands in the Kennedies where he owned a mill. PRONI T1877

[5] Rowan, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh. There is a townland of this name on the western border of the parish on the border of Monaghan. It is worth questioning whether this is the correct townland, since there is also a townland in the parish named Roughan, which it is contiguous with the townlands in Lisnadill of Ballynagalliagh and Moneyquin whereas Rowan is not.

[6] Rowan, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh

[7] Knockraven aka Knockreven, Parish of Derrynoose, Co. Armagh. This is on the eastern border of the parish, on the border of the parish of Lisnadill.

[8] Ballmagallagh aka Ballynagalliagh, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh. This is on the eastern border of the parish, on the border of the parish of Derrynoose.

[9] Moneyquin is in the Parish of Lisnadill, Co Armagh

[10] Joseph SMITH. I do not know who he is.

[11] Hermitage Where is this?

[12] Margaret JACKSON. I do not know where she fits in to the family.

[13] Loughgall, Parish of Loughgall, Co. Armagh.

[14] Winright PROCTOR



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