1801 Sept 25
A Memorial of an [marriage?] deed bearing date of 22nd day of April 1801 and made between Samuel ELGEE  of Rochvale, Co Monaghan of the one part, Anne OLIVER  of Ballyrea  in the County of Armagh spinster of the second part and Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER both of Ballyrea aforesaid Gent of the third part. Whereby after recits as therein it is receipted that a marriage is to be had and solemnized between the said Samuel ELGEE And Anne OLIVER sister of the said Joseph OLIVER  and Benjamin OLIVER  . The said Samuel ELGEE For the consideration [....] and for settling a competent portion of jointure for the said Anne OLIVER in case she shall survive him did grant [___] convey and confirm unto the said Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER all that and those tenants in the Upper Ward in the town of Dundalk [____] part 82 feet in depth from the street to the Mill Race 260 feet [?] 63 feet situate lying and being in the town of Dundalk then or late in the Tenure or Occupation of Michael [Callair]? And .... to hold to the said Joseph OLIVER & Benjamin OLIVER their heirs assigns ... during the continuance of the Lease of said premises for all rentals to be had gotten or obtained thereof .... Witnessed by William HUTCHINSON  of Ballyrats  in the County of Armagh, William OLIVER  of Laragh in the Co. of Monaghan farmer and memorial is also witnessed by the said William HUTCHISON. William OLIVER [SEAL] Samuel ELGEE [SEAL] Joseph OLIVER [SEAL]
 Samuel Elgee of Rochvale, Co Monaghan. was baptised at Dundalk January 17, 1759. SOURCE: Sperenza’s Ancestry: Elgee – The Maternal Lineage of Oscar Wilde. Brian de Breffny. Volume 4:2, 1972 The Irish Ancestor. NOTE: Oscar WILDE’s mother, Lady Jane Frances WILDE was an ELGEE with Monaghan connections. Her father Charles ELGEE (1783-1821) left Ireland for India shortly after 1821 and died there in 1821. Her great-grandfather Charles ELGEE (1714-1787) as well as his eldest brother William (b. 1705) emigrated to Ireland in the 1730s and became prosperous builders in Dundalk. Coupled with the fact that another branch of the OLIVER family had a slight WILDE connection (William OLIVER married Mary Anne HYDE, widow of Clarendon HYDE whose mother was a WILDE), and that Drumaconnor House where Oscar’s two half sisters died in a petticoat fire also has family connections, this may prove interesting.
 Anne OLIVER of Ballyrea in the County of Armagh. She was a daughter of David OLIVER (1725-1806) and Susannah WALKER (d. 1808). Her siblings were: Benjamin OLIVER, Martha OLIVER (married Nathaniel LESLIE), Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) married 1stly Jane HAMILTON & then Catherine [?], William OLIVER (1764-1844) married Mary Anne HYDE (a widow of Clarendon HYDE whose mother was Mary WILDE) & Margaret OLIVER who married Patrick McCLELLAND of Ballybay, Co. Monaghan.
 Ballyrea in the County of Armagh. This was one of the townlands that the OLIVER family had long term connections to (documented through various leases).
 Joseph OLIVER (1764-1837) married 1stly Jane HAMILTON & then Catherine [?],
 Benjamin OLIVER died between 1837-1840 at Ballyrea. Likely he married, although I have no record.
Rev. William HUTCHINSON (1758-1827) SOURCE: 1828 Jan 4 The Newry Commercial Telegraph In Ballyrath, near Armagh, on the 27th ult., in the 69th year of his age, the Rev. WILLIAM HUTCHINSON, a gentleman who signalized himself at an early period of his life in Trinity College, Dublin, as an accomplished scholar. He was a man of extensive information--whose mind was stored with interesting anecdotes, which he related with great candour, energy, and humour. He was a fond husband--a kind and affectionate father--a steady friend--and a man who wished well to the whole human race. He was the survivor of three brothers, who in the prime of their youth attracted universal attention at the general reviews of Volunteer Corps in Belfast and Newry, for their remarkable elegance and symmetry of features and of form. In activity -- in muscular power, they could not have been excelled by any three men in Ulster. Mr. Hutchinson, prior to his entering into the Church, was a member of the Second Armagh Corps of Volunteers, raised in the year 1789, in which he was a very active and useful member.
 Ballyrats is probably Ballyrath, Parish of Armagh, Co. Armagh. It is close to Ballyrea.
 William OLIVER (1764-1844) of Laragh was a son of David OLIVER. His wife was Mary Anne - widow of Clarendon HYDE. He was a brother of Anne OLIVER.
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