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NAMES: Mary Campbell; James OLIVER; Letitia OLIVER; William BROOKE; John McKINSTRY. PLACES: Lisluney aka Lislooney aka Lisloony.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 24, 2015


Cavanacaw & Lislooney
To give a sense of context - William OLIVER starting in the early 1700s held leases to both Lisloony & Cavanapole. Both townlands were held by OLIVERs for about a 150 years. In 1827, a Benjamin OLIVER held leases to land at Breaghy. Also, OLIVERs connected to mills at Laragh in Co. Monaghan owned a mill at Derryhaw. This is closing the circle of OLIVERs who are related to each other - and I will add more to this soon.


1851 May 9 Dublin Evening Mail



Mary Campbell[1], plaintiff; James Oliver[2], Letitia Oliver[3], otherwise Simpson, his wife, and others, Defendants.


PURSUANT to the Decree in this Cause, bearing date the 10th day of December 1850, I require all persons having charges or encumbrances affecting the lands and premises of Lisluney[4] and Cavanapole[5], in the County of Armagh, in the pleadings in this Cause mentioned, the estate of Benjamin Oliver, deceased, to come in before me, at my Chambers, on the Inns’-quay, in the City of Dublin, on or before the 24th day of May next, and proceed to prove the same, otherwise they will be precluded from the benefit of said Decree. – Dated this ninth day of April, 1851.



John McKinstry[7], plaintiff’s solicitor, 38, proper Rutland Street, Dublin and Armagh.


[1] Mary CAMPBELL (-1864). A Mary CAMPBELL is listed in Griffiths Valuation at this time. She was the widow of William CAMPBELL and was living at Portinaghy or Portinaughy, Parish of Donagh, Co. Monaghan. See Deed April 16, 1853 DEED: 1853-10-214  OLIVER, Benjamin & Letitia – DOBBIN. NOTE: See also PRONI D266/337 Cash Book, Caledon Estate, Tyrone, American Emigrant Tenant Repayments. ... balance of Passage to America in 1853 for Jas Oliver & family of Lislooney (various entries re amount given on credit, including expenses for train to Belfast, and a letter of credit on New York. Also involvement of L. Dobbin [Leonard Dobbin] in an earlier April 4th, 1853 payment and a Mrs. Campbell advancing money on Nov 8, 1853)SOURCE: EPPI.

[2] 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

[3] Letitia OLIVER (née SIMPSON) daughter of William SIMPSON of Cavancaw.

[4] Lisluney aka Lislooney, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh

[5] Cavanapole, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh

[6] William BROOK. A Brooke, Wm., was admitted as Queen's Counsel in 1826. He was resident at 33 Leeson Street, Lower, Dublin.

[7] John McKINSTRY



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