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NAMES: Nicholas JOHNSON; of Woodpark; James OLIVER?. OTHER PLACES: Lislooney.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 6, 2009


1773 August 13


To be let from 1 November next, for either lives or years as may be agreed upon, the townland of Lislooney[1], in the parish of Tynan and county of Armagh, containing about 140 acres, English Measure, which is remarkable fine land either for tillage or pasture, and capable of being made one of the finest farms in Ireland, as there is plenty of limestone upon it, and most excellent turf bog and marle joining it; there is upwards of 12 acres of it marled this year; it might suit a gentleman in the linen business, as it is well watered by a  river which runs almost round it; the situation is beautiful, in a most lovely country, half a mile from the church, and the dissenting meeting house upon the farm. Proposals to be directed to Nicholas Johnson[2], Esq.; at Woodpark[3] near Tynan, or at Tandragee[4]. Mr. Oliver[5], who lives near it, will show the farm. There is also some houses, and orchard, and meadow upon it.

N.B. If agreeable to the tenant, the Rent may be fined down the half, Tandragee, August 7, 1773.


[1] Lislooney Lisloony, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh. In 1718 there was a lease between William OLIVER of Lislooney & George JOHNSTON of Wood Park. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/Wills_and_Will_abstracts.htm  In the mid 1700s, there were still OLIVERs there. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1750Oct22_OLIVER-NORRIS.html In 1782, a Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney signed a deed relating to Arthur OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1782Sept7-JACKSON-OLIVER.html  1824 mentions a Benjamin OLIVER of Lislooney & his annuity for his son James OLIVER. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1824Apr6_OLIVER-McDONNELL.html

[2] Nicholas Johnson

[3] Woodpark Wood Park Lodge is in the townland of  Ballynameta, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh. It is just to the east of Lislooney – separated only by the townland of Dillay. It was the long time residence of the JOHNSTON family.

[4] Tandragee NOTE: Although there is the town of Tanderagee in the Parish of Ballymore, I suspect this might be the townland of Tanderagee in the Parish of Lisnadill, bordering on the Parish of Keady.

[5] Mr. Oliver. This is probably James OLIVER son of Benjamin OLIVER. NOTE: He is named in a lease, but I don’t yet have them clicked in definitively into my family tree.



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