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NAMES: Blayney Owen MITCHELL; OLIVER- possibly Benjamin OLIVER. OTHER PLACES: Wood Park Lodge; Lislooney.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 6, 2009


1792 Aug 28-31

County of Armagh


To be let from the first day of November next for a term of years to be agreed upon, Wood Park Lodge[1], with fifty eight and a a half or eighty acres of land, and the sufficiency of Turbary, exclusive of all Woods -- the situation is beautiful; the House small but very neat and in excellent repair; there is a garden of 2 acres, well enclosed with a wall, and stocked with the best fruit trees, as also a small orchard. -- it is within 6 miles of Armagh, a mile and a half of Tynan, and six of Blackwater town. -- The Furniture, which is remarkably neat, with Dairy and farming utensils will be disposed of to the tenant at a valuation. -- Also to be let for life for lives, in the whole or in divisions, the lands of Lisloony[2], situate within a quarter of a mile of the town of Tynan. These lands contain 110 acres of choice arable pasture and Meadow all in high order well divided and fenced, abounding with limestone and marle, and a sufficiency of turf bog adjoining thereto. -- There is a small orchard and some office houses on the premises. To any person who would be inclined to build, there cannot be a more beautiful inland situation. -- Proposals to be received by Blaney Owen Mitchell[3], Esquire in Monaghan, or at Number 5, Dominick St., Dublin. Mr. Oliver[4], who lives nearby will show it.

August 28, 1792.


[1] 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.

[2] 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

[3] Blaney Owen Mitchell. b.Jan1751; d.23Feb1817 Well known Dublin attorney. His ancestry traces back to Sir Edward BLAYNEY SOURCE: http://keithblayney.com/Blayney/Edward1.html He had various business dealings with the BARTLEY family of Monaghan. There was a Blaney Owen Mitchell who married Anne Forster. SOURCE: http://www.jenforum.org/mitchell/messages/6991.html 

[4] Mr. Oliver This could be Benjamin OLIVER – I don’t know.



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