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Joseph OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg sold title to his lease for the upper half of the Kennedies (97 acres) as well as 1 acre of bog at Enagh to William CURRY of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone for ₤1,000 for 21 years. WITNESSES: Leonard DOBBIN & William McWILLIAMS.
Sharon Oddie Brown, October 27, 2006
Footnotes added. July 5, 2016

1794 Apr 13
DEED: 486-226-307430
Joseph OLIVER - William CURRY

Indentured Deed 1794 April 13 Joseph OLIVER [1] of Ballinahonebeg [2] , Co. Armagh Linen Draper of the one part & William CURRY [3] of Aughaday [4] , Co Tyrone, Merchant of the other part. Upper half townland of Kennedies [5] 97 acres together with one acre of bog in the Townland of Enagh by virtue of a lease [   ] dated the first day of July 1793 and made by [    ] and the College and Corporation of Vicars Choral of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick Armagh of the one part and the said Joseph OLIVER then of the Kennedies in the Co of Armagh of the other part. To hold to the said Joseph OLIVER his execrs, admons and assigns for the term of twenty-one years from the first day of May then last past subject to the yearly rent of thirty pounds one shillng ninepence.... Joseph OLIVER did grant bargain and sell to William CURRY Joseph OLIVER’s right title [    ] and Estate for the sum of one thousand pounds sterling. Witness Leonard Dobbin [6] , City of Armagh; William McWILLIAMS [7] of the same merchant. Joseph OLIVER [SEAL] PRESENT: Leonard DOBBIN. Wm McWILLIAMS.


[1] Joseph OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg, Co. Armagh Linen Draper This Joseph OLIVER was a son of William OLIVER of Farmacaffley and brother of David, William, Benjamin & Elizabeth OLIVER. He was born 11 Feb 1726/27 probably at Ballyrea, Co. Armagh and died 1795 in Ballynahonebeg, Co. Armagh.  He married JANE OATS in 1764, the daughter of Thomas OATS & ANne MURRAY.. 

[2] Ballinahonebeg, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh

[3] William CURRY of Aughaday, Co Tyrone. He married Anne DOBBIN, sister of Leonard DOBBIN.

[4] Aughnacloy, Parish of Carnteel, Barony Dungannon Lower, Co Tyrone.

[5] The townland of the Kennedies is on the northeastern border of Ballynahonebeg and is part of the land now occupied by the town of Milford. The road to Monaghan runs through it. On its northern border, is the townland of Tullymore. All these townlands had a significant number of OLIVER-related leases connected to them and also had connections to bleachworks and mills (which given the number of OLIVERs who were described as “drapers” is significant). I am guessing that the 97 acres would be north of the road to Monaghan.

[6] Leonard DOBBIN, City of Armagh. A frequent witness and distantly related family member.

[7] William McWILLIAMS of City of Armagh . The McWILLIAMs also married into the OATES family.



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