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NAMES: James OLIVER of City of Armagh, merchant; Alexander McDONNELL of Belfast; Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney; John WALLACE attorney of Belfast; Matthew BARNETT of Belfast. OTHER TOWNLANDS: Dillay, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh; Lissleagh or Mount Irwin, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh.
Sharon Oddie Brown. December 12, 2007


1824 April 6 DEED: 790-345-534280  OLIVER-McDONNELL
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Lislooney is mentioned in the following deeds:

1718 June 11
1738 Feb 6
1738 Jun 6
1750 Oct 22
1764 Aug 25
1782 Sept 7
1788 May 26 ROD: 398-441-263358
1824 April 6

Also referenced in 1853 Apr 16: 1788 Feb 6 to & in possession of Arthur OLIVER & Benjamin OLIVER & lately in the possession of James OLIVER refers to lease 6 Feb 1788 renewed 13 April 1829 & a debt judgement 1822 against Benjamin OLIVER for £400 to John BURNS.



James OLIVER [1] of City of Armagh Merchant  for 5s set over Alexander McDONNELL [2] of Belfast Merchant  tenement on the east side of English St formerly in possession of Messrs Hugh & Thomas QUINN [3] . “with the office houses store houses lofts and yard containing in front 22 feet and from front to rear 152 feet with the passage of 9 feet wide in the lane leading from College St to the rear of the premises. Meared and bounded on the North by Mrs. HAMILTON’s tenement. On the South by Mr. TREANOR’s tenement. On the East by the tenement of the Representatives of the late John SINGLETON & on the West by English St. together with the appurtenances. And also one Annuity or clear yearly rent charge of annual sum of Twenty one pounds sterling issuing & payable out of all that part and parcel of the townland of Lislooney then in possession of Benjamin OLIVER [4] father of the said James OLIVER containing by estimation 46 acres & 2 roods  meared and bounded on the North by the great road leading from Tynan to Keady on the east by the townland of Delea [5] & Lisheagh [6] on the south by the townland of Beaghy [7] and on the west by Tynan river.... Witness John WALLACE [8] attourney; Matthew BARNETT [9] Gent both of Belfast. James OLIVER [SEAL} 3rd April 1824


Lislooney Townland
The above map is based on one that can be found at townlands.ie.
The names of contiguous and nearby townland names shed light on the connections between various members of the OLIVER families and the other leases that they held.


[1] James OLIVER (abt 1800-aft 1853), a son of Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney married Letitia SIMPSON (abt 1805-aft 1853) on June 17 1830. SOURCE:   Belfast Newsletter. At Killeen cottage on Thursday 17th inst by the Rev P. S. HENRY, James OLIVER of Lislooney to Letitia, younger daughter of the late William SIMPSON of Cavancaw SEE: OLIVERs of Killynure.

[2] Alexander McDONNELL of Belfast. NOTE: There are other McDONNELLs including an Alexander McDONNELL described as a drover on English Street in the 1819 Armagh Directory.

[3] Hugh & Thomas QUINN are listed as “Grocers and spirit dealers” on English Street in the 1819 Armagh Directory.

[4] Benjamin OLIVER (?-1850) of Lislooney, father of James OLIVER. His probate was listed (no details) 1850 - of Lishiny [sic], Co. Armagh. NOTE: This description of the land accords with the description in DEED 38-403-24787 dated 1718 June 11 and ROD 400 198 263357 dated 1738 Feb 6..

[5] AKA Dillay, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh.

[6] Lissheagh or Mount Irwin, Parish of Tyanan, Co. Armagh. On southern border of Lislooney.

[7] AKA Breaghey, Parish of Tyanan, Co. Armagh. On southern border of Lislooney.

[8] John WALLACE, attorney of Belfast

[9] Matthew BARNETT of Belfast . NOTE: The name BARNETT may be of special interest on account of OLIVER-BARNETT marriage in similar time frame.



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