1795 April 7 DEED: PRONI D/199/19
Indenture made on the Seventh Day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five BETWEEN William OLIVER  Joseph OLIVER  and Benjamin OLIVER  of Ballyrea  in the County of Armagh Farmers of the One Part and Thomas CRAWFORD  of Cherry Vale  in the County of Monaghan Linen Draper of the other part, WITNESSETH that the said William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER for and in consideration of the yearly Rent and Covenants herein reserved, Have and each one of them hath, demited, granted, set and the Farm let; and by these presents do each of them doth demise grant, set and to farm let unto the said Thomas CRAWFORD - ALL the Part Parcel and Proportion of the Towns on the Lands of Laragh  and Cornacarra  containing five acres and a half Irish Plantation Measure be the same more or less lying adjacent and contiguous to the North East of a line or Mearing lately laid off by Joseph FLEMMING  Land Surveyor and by him intended to distinguish and divide the Farm of Land now in possession of George CRAWFORD  of Cherry Vale in the County of Monaghan Gent from another farm belonging to William OLIVER Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER Parties to the said Presents whereof the demised premises are Part which said lands and premises are situate lying and being in the Barony of Cremore and County of Monaghan and are now in the actual possession of the said Thomas CRAWFORD by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER for the term of one whole year by indenture of Lease bearing Date the day next before the Day of the Dale of these presents in Consideration of Five Shillings Sterling and by Force of the Statute for transferring uses into Possession - Saving and Reserving out of this Demise a Road or Passage as now laid out through the Premises to and from the Corn Mill of Loughegish  for the Tenants or Occupiers of the Lands of Carnacarra with full and free Ingress Egress and Regress through the said Demised Premises to the Mill Trespass free - [more legal stuff I didn’t type] YIELDING AND PAYING therefore and thereout yearly and every year during the said Term unto the said William OLIVER Joseph OLIVER Benjamin OLIVER their heirs and assigns the Yearly Rent of Six Pounds five Shillings and three halfPence Sterling to be paid by two equal payments on every first day of May and first day of November in every year during the said term. [more legal]
Signed Sealed and delivered in the Presence of William OLIVER, Joseph OLIVER, Benjamin OLIVER Thomas CRAWFORD
 William OLIVER (1764-1844). Since William married in 1809, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Laragh.
 Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) . Since Joseph married in 1804, it make sense that at this point he was still resident at the family home. He would later live at Tullymore
 Benjamin OLIVER. We do not know when (or even if) Benjamin OLIVER married. He d. Bet 1837-1840 at Ballyrea. A Mary OLIVER died March 11, 1834 at age 7 at Ballyrea and she may have been a descendant.
 Ballyrea is a townland in the Parish of Armagh, County Armagh.
 Thomas CRAWFORD, son of George CRAWFORD b. 1768 (birth date inferred from lease dated Dec 13, 1775 SOURCE: The Rise & Fall of a Village Industry Cornacarrow & Laragh Mills 1775-1925. Mary Frances Kerley. 2007 Unpublished paper.
 Laragh is a townland in the Parish of Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. (NOTE: There are other townlands named Laragh, but this one fits the description of being beside Cornacarrow in the earlier lease thatthis lease refers to. SEE: Map
 Joseph FLEMMING Land Surveyor
 George CRAWFORD SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches James H. & Peadar Murnane. 1999. p. 262. “In 1796 Lord Belmont of Coole Castle Co. Fermanagh assigned 400 acres of land in the townlands of Laragh and Cornacarriff (sic) to George CRAWFORD of Cherryvale, linen draper, then in his possession on a yearly lease. … Crawford remained in possession of the bleaching mill and green, possibly on a renting basis. He was declared bankrupt on the representations of David McTEAR for outstanding rent in 1804.” p. 263 “Crawford was a United Irishman”. p. 326 “He sheltered William HAMILTON of Enniskillen, a talented public speaker who could draw large groups to hear him expound on the objectives of the United movement and on Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man”. He would have recruited large numbers of Defenders into the ranks of the United Irishmen.” NOTE: These are the same mills that in 1844 would be taken over by the McKEAN family, friends of the JACKSONs of Creggan. NOTE: The Cherry Vale mill at Cornacarrow is at the point where the Owenagh River flows from the south into Lough Eglish. For Bankruptcy document dated May 26, 1804 see: PRONI D/199/30
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