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NAMES: Jane MAGILL; Launcelot COULTER of Killeen; William PARSONS; Thomas BRYAN; Samuel REID. OTHER PLACES: Edentubber aka Edentober; Clanlyard possibly Clontygora; Clanbrassil St., Dundalk.
Sharon Oddie Brown. May 21, 2011
NOTE: The initial transcription is thanks to Wendy Jack. I will add to footnotes as I learn more.


ROD Reference:  1854 Book 27, No. 82

Coulter to Magill

Regd 7th Novr 1854 at 12 OC


Jane Magill[1]  Plaintiff

Launcelot Coulter[2]  Defendant

And the act of the thirteenth and fourteenth Victoria chapter twenty nine


In the Court of Queens Bench

Jane Magill of Newry in the County of Down Widow aged thirty years and upwards the Plaintiff in this cause maketh oath and saith that she this deponent by name and description of Jane Magill of Newry in the County of Down Widow did on the thirtieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty four and in or as of Trinity term in the said year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty four obtain a Judgement in her Majestys Court of Queens Bench in Ireland against the defendant in this cause by the name and description of Launcelot Coulter of Killeen[3] in the county of Armagh Miller for the sum of Two thousand pounds Sterling besides three pounds one shilling and Eleven pence for costs as by the records of the said Court may fully appear this deponent further saith that to the best of Her Knowledge information and belief the said Defendant in this suit is at the time of swearing this Affidavit seized or possessed of or has disposing power which he may without the assent of any other persons Exercise for his own benefit over certain lands tenements and premises hereafter mentioned that is to say all That and Those the Town and Lands of Edentobber[4] containing four hundred and forty six acres and seven perches statute measure situate in the Barony of Lower Dundalk Parish of Faughart and County of Louth and also all that and those The Town and Lands of Clanlyord[5] containing one thousand one hundred and Eighty five acres two roods and nine perches statute measure situate in the Barony of Upper Orier Parish of Killiavy and County of Armagh and All That and those that tenements and premises in the Town of Dundalk[6] (in Clanbrassil Street) now in the possession of the said Launcelot Coulter and his undertenants situate in the Barony of Upper Dundalk and County of Louth deponent further saith that the sum of one thousand pounds sterling so secured by the said Judgement as aforesaid Still remains Justly due and owing to this deponent over and above all just and fair allowances and that said Judgement is Still in full force Vigor Virtue and Effect in Law Jane Magill Sworn at Newry in the County of Down before me a commissioner of Her Majestys Superior Courts of Common Law in Ireland by virtue of the statute in such case made and provided and of a commission to me directed as a Commissioner of the Court of Queens Bench in Ireland for taking affidavit in and for the County of Down this second day of June one thousand Eight hundred and fifty four and I Know the deponent Wm Parsons[7] 6th Novr 1854 Thos Byron[8] Samuel Reid[9] Attorney for the Plaintiff. A true Copy  Seven Folios H [B????ls]

[marginal notation]

The Judgement mentioned in this Affidavit is stated to have been Satisfied on the 17th May 1870 by a Certificate purporting Satisfaction on the roll of said Judgement received the 19th July 1870 to which Certificate Numbered 6821 refer

[1] Jane MAGILL. I do not know who she is.

[2] Launcelot COULTER. In Griffiths, his name is often rendered as COLTER.

·        He died Sept 28, 1873, age 60. SOURCE: Ballymascanlon Churchyard.

·        He bought lands at Ballymascanlon and Proleek after the famine.

·        In the 1842 Voters List, he is described as a “rentcharger” resident at Skyhill. SOURCE: http://www.jbhall.freeservers.com/1842%20Voters%20A%20to%20G.htm

·        He was a substantial landowner with substantial holdings in the parish of Killevy, Armagh.

·        After an extensive fire in 1836, these premises [Ballymascanlan Corn Mill] were repaired and within two years were leased to Launcelot Coulter who kept the mills open dany and night for three months of the year and for twelve hours a day on average for the remaining nine months. After the Famine, Coulter purchased the grain from local farmers, dried it in kilns, ground it into flour and sold the finished product to bakers in Dundalk ...To cope with the linen boom of the 1860s, Coulter had installed a scrutch mill at Ballymascanlan which had processed 333 stone of flax by the end of 1864. On his death in September 1873 the mills passed to his relative, Joseph Crawley, who sold his interest to Francis Boyle. SOURCE: Post Famine Economy of the Flurry Valley. Don Johnston. p235.Co. Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal. Vol. XXVII, 2, 2010.

[3] Killeen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killean,_County_Armagh   I am guessing that Killeen Cottage is in the Parish of Killevy where Launcelot leased a substantial house from the representatives of Henry THOMSON at the time of Griffiths Valuation. It was the home of George CRAWLEY & Elizabeth COULTER.

  • The Armagh Guardian February 11, 1845 TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION,   on TUESDAY, the 11th day of February next, at the hour of TWO o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the BERESFORD ARMS HOTEL (Mr. WILTSHIRE's), in the City of Armagh, KILLEEN COTTAGE and LANDS, with sufficient TURBARY ; held by Lease for Lives Renewable for Ever, at the Yearly Rent of £10 14s. 9d.  The COTTAGE--which is in excellent order --possesses every requisite for a respectable family; and the LANDS, containing about 17 ACRES Statute Measure, are of superior quality.  This property is very desirably situated, being within one mile of the City of Armagh, on the leading road to Newry, and is at present held by a respectable Tenant, from year to year, at £48 per annum.  For further particulars apply to JOHN STANLEY, jun., Solicitor, Armagh; or to JEREMIAH ANDREWS, Auctioneer, Armagh.  January 28, 1845.

·        The Armagh Guardian, August 5, 1845 TO BE LET, Armagh, County Armagh From the First Day of November next, THAT desirable Residence, Killeen Cottage, with 17-1/2 Acres of prime Land, within One Mile of Armagh, on the Markethill Road. For particulars, apply to Dr. LEEBODY, Portadown ; or Mr. BOYLE, on the Premises.

·        Another curious family connection: James OLIVER, a son of Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney married Letitia SIMPSON 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. How or even if they relate to the Elizabeth OLIVER who was a niece of Launcelot, I do not know.

[4] Edentubber aka Edentober, 458 acres – curiously it is currently listed as being in the Parish of Ballymascanlon, Co. Louth.SOURCE: www.seanruad.com

[5] Clanlyard. I wonder if it is now known as: Clontygora, 1205 acres in Parish of Killevy, Barony of Orior Upper, Co. Armagh. It is on the south-east side of the Parish of Killeen, just south of the townland of Killeen.

[6] Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk

[7] William PARSONS

[8] Thomas BRYAN

[9] Samuel REID



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