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NAMES: Andrew OLIVER of Newtownhamilton; Dean Rev. & Dr. Hugh HAMILTON.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 6, 2009
NOTE: When I am in Dublin in March 2013, I will look for deeds in this area and in this timeframe which include leases by Dean HAMILTON to Andrew OLIVER. It is curious that in my 2009 notes, I had this clipping tagged as also being dated 1785 August 23-26.


1787 Mar 2-6 Belfast Newsletter.


To be sold by auction,


At the New Inn in Newtown-Hamilton[1], on Saturday, 17 March instant the interest in a lease held by Andrew Oliver[2] under Dean Hamilton[3]; out of which there is a well secured profit rent of about ninety pounds per annum: the premises are situated in and adjoining the town of Newtown-Hamilton in the County of Armagh, and consist of houses, lands, and tenements for building ground, on which there are a number of good houses already erected, and agreeably circumstanced with plenty of bog; the Tenure lives renewable for ever, with two guineas fine at the fall of a life. The premises comprise a principal part of the town, which is thriving remarkably, and has a good weekly market, the lands immediately joining same, so as in all probability they may in some time be mostly let for building. There are all ready twelve freeholds on the premises, which will admit of many more. (a circumstance rarely to be met with in so small a property.) The purchaser to commence first of May next, and to deposit one fourth of the purchase money at the time of sale.

N.B. The above will be sold either subject to a jointure of £30 per annum, which is supposed to affect the same or intire, in case it shall appear by an opinion satisfactory to the purchaser, that it can be effectually released from said jointure. The title may be seen and all necessary formation of change by applying to said Oliver on the premises, any time previous to the day of sale.



Thanks to Kieran McConville for the image beneath:

1781 March 2


[1] Newtown-Hamilton, Parish of Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh. The lands mentioned here may be the ones described in http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1785Oct26_OLIVER-McMATH.html

[2] Andrew Oliver (1748-bet 1788-1793) given that he was a distiller, he was likely the owner of the “New Inn”. He was living in Newtownhamilton but likely had several land holdings elsewhere. SOURCE: 1777 Sept 8. DEED: 324-274-214815. ALSO 1785 Oct 26 DEED: 374-237-248874. He married Elinor DAWSON in 1771 in Tullnaloob, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland. SOURCE: Church Of Ireland Marriage Licence Bonds, Diocese Of Clogher Extracts. They had several children whose names I have yet to learn. It may be that they were married by a relation, Rev. Andrew OLIVER of Enniskillen. He had a brother John OLIVER (d 1806) who married a Catherine WHITESIDE, and William OLIVER, and a sister Rebecca OLIVER. She married a James HOLMES of Blackwater, Co. Armagh.

SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1777Sept8_OLIVER-VERNER.html and
http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1782June10_OLIVER-OLIVER.html and

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1785July29_OLIVER-OLIVER.html and

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1785Oct26_OLIVER-McMATH.html In the latter deed, he had: “all that range of buildings in Newtownhamilton aforesaid containing in front 76’ and by the New Inn extending in front 42’ together with the two Stables and Coach Houses and 3 roods of land and turf bog lying west of the road from Armagh to Dundalk with the Malt Kiln Distillery and apps thereon.

[3] Dean Hamilton. Rev. & Dr. Hugh HAMILTON (1729-1805) Dean of Armagh; TCD MA, 1750; DD, 1762; FTCD, 1751-64; professor of natural philosophy, 1759; Dean of Armagh, 1768-96; FRS; Bishop of Clonfert, 1796-99; Bishop of Ossory, 1799; collected works (1809). He had an interest in the observatory. His wife was Isabella WOOD (married Aug 6, 1772). His son Hans HAMILTON, clerk married Susanna OLIVER (b. 1764 in Ardagh, Ireland) daughter of Silver OLIVER. SOURCE: DEED: 536-286-354735. I do not know if he was related to the Jane HAMILTON who married Joseph OLIVER of Tullymore.



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