Updates to Arborealis, 2016

  • 2016-11-30: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-11-28: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 393-205-260239 (dated 11 Mar 1773) – a deed of conveyance executed by Joseph Marshall of Caledon, county Tyrone with Thomas Irwin of same place.
    • No. 393-204-260238 (dated 11 May 1773) – a deed of sale executed by Joseph Marshall and Thomas Irwin, both of Caledon.
    • No. 298-71-196541 (dated 1 June 1773) – a marriage settlement executed by Joseph Marshall, sen. of Blackwatertown with Thomas Simpson of Ballyards, co. Armagh, for and in consideration of the intended marriage of John Marshall and Jane Simpson.
    • No. 303-317-201272 (dated 1 June 1773) – a deed of lease executed by the Earl of Cork & Orrery with Cornelius Marshall of Caledon.
    • No. 303-320-201275 (dated 1 June 1773) – a deed of lease granted by the Earl of Cork and Orrery to Francis Marshall and Edward Marshall of Caledon.
    • No. 351-92-234967 (dated 2 March 1774) – a deed of assignment executed by John Gillespie and William Gillespie of Mullintor, parish of Aghaloo, and Samuel Marshall of Killynaul, same parish.
    • No. 302-629-202399 (dated 28 Oct 1774) – an indented deed of assignment executed by Henry Marshall, sen. of Mullaghmossagh, Joseph Marshall of Caledon, and Henry Marshall, jun.
    • Updated the draft family tree for Marshall of Aghaloo (v.16), representing information from records for the period 1694–1775.
  • 2016-11-23: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-11-22: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-11-21: Blog article: Progress report re: research of Marshall of Aghaloo.
    • Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 304-82-200369 (dated 2 May 1769) – a deed of conveyance executed by John Marshall of Mullaghmossagh and Joseph Marshall of Caledon.
    • No. 299-447-198921 (dated 30 Dec 1770) – an indented deed of release executed by Henry Marshall the younger of Mullaghmossagh with James Brown of Drumaran, county Tyrone, and James Cooper of Genagh, county Monaghan.
    • No. 304-81-200368 (dated 12 Feb 1771) – a deed of lease executed by Henry Marshall of Mullaghmossagh and Joseph Marshall of Caledon.
    • No. 292-93-189582 (dated 23 Feb 1771) – an indenture of lease executed by Joseph Marshall of Caledon and James Haddock of Glenkeen re: land in Glendavagh townland.
    • Updated the draft family tree for Marshall of Aghaloo (v.15), representing information from records for the period 1694–1770.
  • 2016-11-20: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-11-19: Updates include:
  • 2016-10-26: Blog article: He said, She said – The tale of an 18th century Estrangement (John Marshall of Mullaghmossagh and Jane Marshall otherwise Frazier, March 1869).
  • 2016-10-25: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • Memorial no. 285-200-186867 (dated 19 Dec 1754) – an indented deed of assignment of a lease from Henry Marshall of Mullaghmossagh to John Hadden of Dromore, both in the parish of Aghaloo, co. Tyrone.
    • Memorial no. 289-406-191861 (dated 14 Aug 1769) – an indenture of lease granted by John Holmes of Spawmount to Joseph Marshall the younger of Blackwatertown.
    • Uploaded a revised draft Marshall family tree (v.14: 1694–1770).
  • 2016-10-24: Opened a news transcripts page for articles published in the 1700s about the Marshall family of the parish of Aghaloo and the town of Blackwatertown in county Armagh.
    ♦︎ Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-10-23: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-10-22: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-10-16: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • Memorial no. 209-498-139301 (dated 2 & 3 June 1761) – deeds of lease and release executed by Robert Riky of Dublin, William Charter, esq., Samuel Waller of Newport, co. Tipperary, and Robert Waller of Dublin (index entries, only).
    • Memorial no. 212-1-137262 (dated 17 Oct 1760) – an indented deed of conveyance between the Rev. and Hon. Charles Caulfeild of Castlestewart, the Rev. Thomas Staples, the Templeton family of Stewartstown, and the Hon. John Caulfeild, also of Castlestewart.
    • Added a transcript of a lease, dated 31 July 1733, executed by James Templeton of Stewartstown and David Sooter (Shuter) of Drummond, parish of Pomeroy, county Tyrone.
  • 2016-10-14: Redesigned the web site by:
    • incorporating Resources by Country, a third means of classifying research findings—the other two being Resources by type, and Themes, or common threads running through the family histories;
    • reorganizing the Updates pages so that the RSS feed on the main Update page works properly;
    • incorporating some images on several main index pages; and
    • redesigning the Home page into a combined columnar and modular format, with the objectives of making things easier to find, and highlighting the several messages with subtitles and placing them within their own "boxes" (most of the new ones without borders). This made room for a space to include the most recent additions in the upper left-hand corner, and a special feature section at the bottom centre, which will highlight different families, individuals, places, documents, &c., the subject of this feature changing from time to time.
  • 2016-10-09: Latticia Stevenson (d.1730) and Hugh Sharp – Brief biographical notes for Latticia, daughter of Captain James Stevenson and wife of Hugh Sharp, with a timeline for the Sharp surname in Stewartstown and surrounding parishes.
  • 2016-10-08: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-10-07: Added a transcript for Memorial no. 199-407-132683 (dated
    1 Nov 1750) – a deed of lease granted by James McGuffag and Adam McGuffag of Cumber, to James Marshall, also of Cumber, parish of Aghaloo
  • 2016-10-06: Added a transcript for Memorial no. 194-390-129982 (dated 9 Nov 1757) – a deed of lease executed by Henry Marshall of Mullaghmossagh and Hugh McNilly of Glendavagh, both in the parish of Aghaloo, county Tyrone—with a corresponding update to the annotated list of Irish deeds compiled in 1868 by Mr. Mills, lawyer to Mrs. Sarah Smith (1824-1895).
  • 2016-10-05: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-10-04: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • Memorial no. 190-231-126570 (dated 2 Dec 1757) – a deed of mortgage executed by James Templeton and William Lynd, both of Stewartstown, county Tyrone.
    • Memorial no. 192-73-126624 (dated 5 July 1751) – a deed of lease executed by James Templeton of Stewartstown and William Willson of Corglasson, county Tyrone.
    • Memorial no. 192-75-126644 (dated 30 May 1750) – a deed of lease executed by James Templeton of Stewartstown and Thomas Seatton of Drumand, parish of Donaghmore, county Tyrone.
  • 2016-10-03:
  • 2016-10-02: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-09-30:
  • 2016-09-29: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-09-28: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-09-26:
  • 2016-09-25: Blog article entitled, "Manifest Derivation—or, the precipitation of U surnames into the non-U abyss." (humour)
  • 2016-09-22: Added transcripts for the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • Memorial no. 174-535-117379 (dated 10 Oct 1753) – a deed of lease granted by Henry Marshall of Curlagh, parish of Aghaloo, to the Rev. Moses Campbell, of forty acres in Bohard townland.
    • Memorial no. 176-193-118534 (dated 1 Nov 1751) – a deed of lease granted by John Marshall of Armagh to James Cochran re: a farm leasehold in Glendavagh townland, parish of Aghaloo.
    • Memorial no. 176-195-118535 (dated 1 Nov 1745) – a deed of lease granted by John Marshall of Armagh to Joseph Craig re: a farm leasehold in Glendavagh townland, parish of Aghaloo.
    • Updated draft (ninth version) of an ancestral chart for the Marshall surname occurring in the parish of Aghaloo, county Tyrone. This draft is a work-in-progress, updated frequently.
  • 2016-09-20: Added index entries for the following Memorials of Irish deeds:
    • Memorial no. 11-64-3994 (dated 5 June 1712) – Henry Richardson of Ballycleran, co. Monaghan, Esq., to Sir Alexander Cairnes, Bart., re: Manor of Toaghy (in the parishes of Derrynoose, Keady, and Loughgilly), county Armagh.
    • Memorial no. 14-332-6332 (dated 11 May 1715) – a deed of lease granted by Anthony Obins of Portadown, Esq., to William Fleming of Portadown, merchant, re: Corcrain townland.
    • Memorial no. 21-331-11669 (dated 2 April 1718) – Hon. Richard Anneseley to James Stevenson of Dublin, Esq., re: Dublin.
    • Memorial no. 22-153-11670 (dated 2 April 1718) – Hon. Richard Anneseley to James Stevenson of Dublin, Esq., re: lands in the parishes of Loughgilly and Mullaghbrack, county Armagh, and the parish of Clonoe in the county of Tyrone.
    • Memorial no. 22-444-12537 (dated 30 Dec 1718) – a deed poll executed by James Kennedy of Dublin, Esq., with George Martin & others.
    • Memorial no. 94-241-66145 (dated 27 Aug 1735) – a deed poll executed by James Stevenson of Dublin with the Rev. John Maxwell of Slane, county Meath.
    • Memorial no. 106-379-74236 (dated 10 June 1742) – a deed of mortgage executed by Valentines Jones, sen., and his eldest son, Edward Burns, both of Lisburn, county Antrim.
    • Memorial no. 112-514-79454 (dated 9 & 10 Dec 1743) – deeds of lease and release executed by John Combs of Newry, merchant, and Thomas Finlay of Dublin, merchant.
    • Memorial no. 121-418-83439 (dated 11 July 1732) – a deed of lease granted by George Conyngham, Esq., of Springhill, county Londonderry to Mathew Pattison of Coagh, county Tyrone, merchant.
    • Memorial no. 154-143-103109 (dated 8 May 1752) – a deed of mortgage executed between John Speer of Dublin, Gent., and James Weir, sen., also of Dublin.
    • Memorial no. 157-532-105774 (dated 26 June 1752) – a deed of lease executed by Alexander Rigs, sen., of Cloghurin, parish of Killevy, county Armagh, and John Pollock of Newry.
    • Memorial no. 159-325-107150 (dated 27 Jan 1747) – a deed of lease executed by James Huey of Stewartstown (since deceased) and George Leslie [Ledlie?] of same place.
    • Memorial no. 161-495-109655 (dated 4 Sept 1753) – a deed of lease executed by Joseph Marshall and Jacob Widows, both of Dublin.
    • Memorial no. 166-409-112025 (dated 1 Feb 1754) –  a deed of mortgage executed by Joseph Marshall of Grange, parish of Clonfeacle, county Tyrone, and Robert Boyd of Moy, co. Tyrone.
  • 2016-09-19: Added transcripts for the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 169-114-112978 (dated 23 May 1754) – a deed of mortgage executed between Jackson Clark of Maghera, county Derry, and James Stephenson of Killyfaddy, parish of Lisnadill, county Armagh.
    • No. 171-131-114058 (dated 6 Aug 1754) – a deed executed between Joseph Marshall of Glendavagh, parish of Aghaloo, and Richard McCrudden of Kiltubbrid, county Monaghan.
    • Updated draft (eighth version) of an ancestral chart for the Marshall surname occurring in the parish of Aghaloo, county Tyrone. This draft is a work-in-progress, updated frequently.
  • 2016-09-18: Added transcripts for the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 162-76-108572 (dated 14 Sept 1745) – an indenture of lease granted by the Rev. and Hon. Charles Caulfield and his wife, the Hon. Alice Caulfield, the Rev. Mr. Thomas Staples and his wife, Grace, to John Ledlie of Carnan, parish of Arboe.
    • No. 162-140-108893 (dated 4 June 1753) – a deed of conveyance from William Garvin of Mullinaveagh to his son, James Garvin.
    • No. 163-303-109384 (20 Nov 1733) – articles of agreement between James Stephenson of Killyfaddy, parish of Lisnadill, county Armagh, and John Philips of same place.
    • No. 164-163-109385 (dated 12 Dec 1735) – articles of agreement between James Stephenson of Killyfaddy and Thomas Philips of Roan, co. Armagh, re: Ballybrolly townland, parish of Lisnadill.
    • No. 164-201-110224 (dated 6 Jan 1753) – a deed of lease granted by Robert Speer of Stewartstown to William Speer of Leck, parish of Ballyclog, county Tyrone.
    • No. 165-80-110226 (dated 6 Jan 1753) – a deed of lease granted by Robert Speer of Stewartstown to John Speer and Robert Speer of Soarn, in the parish of Donaghenry.
  • 2016-09-16: Added transcripts for the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 156-416-106420 (dated 18 Jan 1753) – an indented deed of assignment from Robert Spear of Stewartstown to William Ledlie of Carnan, parish of Arboe, both of Stewartstown.
    • No. 159-324-107149 (dated 29 Dec 1749) – a deed poll between Joseph Leslie and John Leslie of Ferenlas, county Londonderry, executors of George Leslie, deceased, late of Stewartstown, and William Leslie, son to George, of the one part, and William Templeton of Stewartstown, of the other part.
    • No. 159-468-107793 (dated 12 July 1744) – a deed of lease granted by the Hon. Charles Caulfield and others to William Ledlie of Carnan.
    • No. 160-73-106377 (dated 4 May 1743) – a deed of lease granted by William McMinn to Samuel Stevenson and Samuel Peasly, both of Kilnaslee, parish of Donaghmore, county Tyrone.
    • No. 160-127-106687 (dated 12 Feb 1753) – a tripartite deed between James Stevenson the younger of Stewartstown, Denis Doran of Dublin, Gent., and the Rev. Henry Blacker, also of Dublin.
  • 2016-09-15: Added transcripts for the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 156-211-105140 (dated 18 Sept 1752) – an additional rent charge perfected by Robert Spear of Stewartstown, formerly of Cratley, to William Ledlie of Carnan, parish of Arboe, both in county Tyrone.
    • No. 156-212-105141 (dated 1 Nov 1738) – a deed of lease granted by William Stewart of Killymoon to William Ledlie of Carnan.
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  • 2016-09-13: Added transcripts for the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 152-152-101137 (dated 19 Nov 1750) – deeds of lease and release granted by James Stevenson of Stewartstown to Hugh Casement of Ballinderry, county Antrim;
    • No. 154-81-102817 (dated 11 Mar 1752) – deed of assignment from Joseph Marshall‡ of Grange, parish of Clonfeacle, to James Greer of Dungannon, re: a parcel of land in Grange townland comprising 34 acres 1 rood 26 perches.  ‡A connection has not been established between this family and that of Glenkeen, parish of Aghaloo, and Blackwatertown, also in the parish of Clonfeacle.
    • No. 155-230-104373 (dated 31 May 1751) – deed of lease granted by Lord Charlemont to John Marshall and Thomas Jeffs, both of Drumgrannon, parish of Clonfeacle, county Tyrone.
    • No. 156-210-105139 (dated 8 May 1750) – a rent charge perfected by Robert Spear of Cratley, parish of Ballyclog, to William Ledlie of Carnan, parish of Ardboe, both in the county of Tyrone.
  • 2016-09-11: Added a transcript for Memorial no. 151-227-101407, Lord Charlemont to Joseph Marshall‡ of Grange, parish of Clonfeacle, in the county of Tyrone. ‡A connection has not been established between this family and that of Glenkeen, parish of Aghaloo, and Blackwatertown, also in the parish of Clonfeacle.
  • 2016-08-20: Updated the draft Marshall of Aghaloo ancestor chart.
  • 2016-08-19: Added a description for the occupation of peruke maker.
  • 2016-08-18: Added a transcript of Memorial No. 149-71-98901 (dated 16 April 1750) – a deed of lease granted by the Earl & Countess of Orrery to Henry Marshall of Derrykintone.
  • 2016-08-17: Added transcripts for the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-08-16: Updated the vestry minutes for the (Established) parish church of Caledon (St John's) through July, 1767, with corresponding updates to the timeline pages (by townland, parish of Aghaloo) for the Marshall surname.
  • 2016-08-15: Updated the draft Marshall family tree, and the townland map for the parish of Aghaloo.
    • Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 135-512-92449 (dated 7 Aug 1749) – an indenture of lease granted by James Templeton of Stewartstown to Elizabeth Ross otherwise McNoe of Killoon, parish of Ballyclog.
    • No. 138-244-92988 (dated 11 Sept 1749) – a deed of lease granted by James McGuffoge and Adam McGuffoge of Cumber to Roger Marshall the younger of Killynaul.
  • 2016-08-14: Blog article: one fatt Unshorne Mutton, a discussion about the duty-work, duty-fowl, &c. required by Irish landlords, citing the example of  William Garvan of Mullinaveagh, parish of Aghaloo, county Tyrone.
  • 2016-08-13: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 129-230-86876 (dated 5 Oct 1747) – an indented deed of assignment between Andrew Ferguson and David Ferguson, both of Farriter, parish of Killeeshil, county Tyrone.
    • No. 129-303-87151 (dated 12 Oct 1747) – an indenture of mortgage between John Clark of Maghera and James Adair of Belfast, citing several leases, including those formerly held by John Ledlie and Gilbert Ledlie, both of Carnan, parish of Arboe, county Tyrone.
    • No. 129-333-87281 (dated 25 Oct 1735) – a deed of lease granted by Margaret Hamilton of Caledon to William Garvan, sen., of Mullinaveagh, parish of Aghaloo. Opened a timeline page for Garvan of Mullinaveagh.
    • No. 129-334-87282 (dated 13 Feb 1746) – a deed of lease granted by the Earl & Countess of Orrery to William Garvan of Mullinaveagh, for a parcel in Tannaghlane townland.
  • 2016-08-12: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 126-318-87283 (dated 2 Dec 1747) – a deed of assignment granted by Thomas Galla of Tavanalea [Tannaghlane?], parish of Aghalow, to William Garvan of Mullinaveagh, same parish.
    • No. 127-468-87488 (dated 14 Jan 1747) – an indented deed of mortgage executed by Jackson Clark of Maghera with  James Stephenson of Killyfaddy, county Armagh.
    • No. 128-437-87487 (dated 12 & 13 Jan 1747) – indented deeds of lease and release between William Stevenson of Stewartstown and James Stephenson of Killfaddy, county Armagh.
    • No. 128-511-87797 (dated 21 Jan 1747) – an indented deed executed by John McCall and Nathaniel McCall with John Huggins of Glenarb.
  • 2016-08-11: Added a biographical outline for Capt. James Stevenson. Revised the navigation menu for the Stevenson of Stewartstown pages, to include related surnames. Opened a timeline page for Clark of Maghera.
    • Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 126-229-86700 (dated 8 Oct 1747) – an indented deed of mortgage between John Clark and Jackson Clark, both of Maghera, co. Derry.
    • No. 126-243-86815 (dated 26 Oct 1747) – a deed of conveyance from the Coroner of the county of Tyrone to Samuel Bryans.
  • 2016-08-10: Added a transcription, with annotated abstract, of the last will and testament of Capt. James Stevenson of Stewartstown (22 Jan 1747).
  • 2016-08-10: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 124-305-84799 (dated 25 Nov 1746) – an indenture of mortgage between Thomas Galla of Tannaghlane and William Garvan of Mullinaveagh, both of the parish of Aghaloo. Opened a surname page for Garvan, Girvin, &c. (related to Huggins of Glenarb).
    • No. 124-337-84919 (dated 13 May 1742) – a deed poll executed by John Hamilton and his eldest son, Charles Hamilton, to convey rent profits to James Templeton of Stewartstown in repayment of a debt.
    • No. 126-1-84607 (dated 8 Feb 1743) – an indented deed of demise between Capt. James Stevenson of Stewartstown and William Hirdman of Corr, parish of Armagh.
  • 2016-08-09: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-08-08: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 116-219-80316 (dated 1 May 1743) – an indenture of lease granted by James Stevenson of Stewartstown to Andrew Carson, same place.
    • No. 117-517-81650 (dated 3 May 1744) – a deed of release whereby, for the consideration of £1,400, Galbraith Lowry of Aghenis, parish of Aghaloo, conveyed parcels of land in the parish of Carnteel to Robert Thompson of Augher.
    • No. 118-86-80101 (dated 1 Nov 1744) – an indenture whereby Mary, widow of Joseph Marshall of Caledon, Michael Marshall of Derrycantone, and Henry Marshall of Mullaghmossagh conveyed to William Robinson leaseholds in the parish of Seagoe, county Armagh. Updated the *draft* Marshall family history chart.
    • No. 119-433-83129 (dated 24 Dec 1743) – an indented deed whereby Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan, co. Tyrone, conveyed to Thomas Ledlie, of same place, a portion of the profit rents from several townlands.
    • No. 120-290-82635 (dated 30 Dec 1745) – a deed of mortgage executed by Gilbert Ledlie of Belfast and George Ash of Ashbrook, county Londonderry.
    • No. 120-556-83866 (dated 12 Dec 1745) – a deed of lease granted by Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan to William and Charles Clinton of Killeen, parish of Clonoe.
  • 2016-08-07: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 112-181-77613 (dated 31 Oct 1737) – an article by which Robert Thompson of Killynaul agreed to rent 47 acres, Irish Plantation measure, to Archibald Cooper of the Dyan. Joseph Marshall of the Dyan was one of the witnesses to the memorial.
    • No. 114-135-78334 (dated 2 Jan 1743) – an indented deed whereby Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan conveyed lands in Aughlarge townland, parish of Donaghenry, to Thomas Kennedy and his wife, Sarah née Bell, of Lettercleary, same parish.
    • No. 115-146-79952 (dated 9 Dec 1740) – an indented deed of lease granted by James Templeton to Adam Forman, both of Stewartstown.
    • No. 115-291-80486 (dated 31 July 1744) – a deed of mortgage from John Hamilton of Mountjoy to James Templeton of Stewartstown.
    • No. 115-540-81540 (dated 1 April 1745) – a deed of assignment from James Neilson of Clanadowey to Joseph Marshall of the Dyan, both in the parish of Aghaloo.
    • No. 116-155-79909 (dated 1 & 2 Oct 1744) – deeds of lease and release from the Rev. Thomas Kennedy of Lettercleary to Capt. Joseph Macnoe of Derrycreevy, re: townlands in the parish of Donaghenry. Opened a timeline page for Thomas Kennedy.
  • 2016-08-06: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 111-212-76261 (dated 7 Dec 1733) – an article of marriage agreed between James Mathews of Tynan, Thomas Marshall of Caledon, and his son, Joseph Marshall.
    • No. 111-244-76411 (dated 7 April 1743) – an indented deed executed by Robert Darragh of Rafeenan, parish of Tedavnet, county Monaghan, with John Ledlie of Carnan, parish of Arboe, county Tyrone.
    • No. 111-448-77511 (dated 30 April 1742) – an indenture of release granted by George Burleigh to John Marshall, both of Armagh.
    • No. 111-500-77725 (dated 27 Oct 1743) – an indenture tripartite between John Marshall of Armagh, of the first part; Vincentia Creichtoune of Tyrah, parish of Grange, co. Armagh, of the second part; and Samuel Molyneux Madden of Narrowwaterhouse, county Fermanagh, Christopher Carleton of Glasslough, co. Monaghan, and John Bond of Drumsallan, county Armagh, of the third part.
    • Updated the Marshall ancestor chart (still a work-in-progress).
  • 2016-08-05: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 105-298-74000 (dated 18 & 19 Dec 1740) – deeds of lease and release between John Marshall of Glasslough, county Monaghan, and George Johnston of the town of Monaghan.
    • No. 107-210-73872 (dated 22 Jan 1740) – an indenture executed between James Templeton of Stewartstown and John Stewart of Ballymenagh, county Tyrone.
    • No. 108-186-75762 (dated 22 Jan 1742) – an indenture executed between Phillip Morris of Trickvallen and Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan, both in the parish of Arboe. Opened a timeline page for Gilbert Ledlie.
    • No. 108-248-76215 (dated 9 Sept 1736) – a deed executed between William Brown of Dyan Archibald and Joseph Marshall of Stragrane, both in the parish of Aghaloo. Updated the draft Marshall family "tree" with this information.
    • No. 110-344-77808 (dated 20 Oct 1743) – an indented deed executed by James Templeton of Stewartstown with Capt. Joseph McNoe of Derrycreevy.
    • No. 110-465-78730 (dated 6 Dec 1743) – a tripartite agreement between Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan, Jackson Clark of Maghera, and John Clark of Maghera—including a settlement re: the intended marriage of Gilbert Ledlie with Elizabeth, daughter of Jackson Clark.
  • 2016-08-04: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 90-283-64319 (dated 31 July & 1 Aug 1738) – deeds of lease and release between John Toulerton of Trummery, co. Antrim, and James Stevenson of Stewartstown.
    • No. 91-205-63977 (dated 22 Oct 1735) – a deed of lease from Margaret Hamilton of Caledon to Roger Marshall of Killynaul. Updated the draft family "tree" of early references to the Marshall surname in the parish.
    • No. 92-334-64811 (dated 7 July 1738) – a deed of lease from Sir George Savile of Nottinghamshire to John Marshall, Patrick Meenan, James Marshall, and Neil Murphy of Kilnaheery, parish of Clogher.
    • No. 96-402-68582 (dated 27 Nov 1739) – a deed of rent charge between Philip Morris of Tirkvallen and John Ledlie of Carnan, both in the parish of Arboe, county Tyrone. Opened a "related surname" page for timelines re: the Ledlie surname.
    • No. 104-118-72247 (dated 6 June 1740) – a deed of assignment whereby, for the consideration of £32, Robert Thompson conveyed right and title to a lease in Killynaul to Thomas Irwin. Opened up a family history page for Thompson of the parish of Aghaloo, commencing with a timeline of references.
    • No. 104-446-73846 (dated 1 Nov 1735) – a deed of demise from William Stewart of Killymoon to Robert McCormick of Ballyreagh.
  • 2016-08-03: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 81-547-58709 (dated 24 & 25 May 1736) – deeds of lease and release between James Young and John Young of Lisnane in the parish of Desertcreaght, and James Templeton of Stewartstown.
    • No. 85-342-60408 (dated 23 Oct 1735) – an indenture of lease from Margaret Hamilton of Caledon to Joseph Marshall of same place, re: Kildowney, parish of Aghaloo. Updated the draft family "tree" of early references to the Marshall surname in the parish.
    • No. 88-76-61664 (dated 10 Dec 1734) – a deed poll between William Stevenson of Portadown and Wm. Johnston of Dublin.
    • No. 89-353-63558 (dated 11 May 1738) – an indenture tripartite wherein Joseph Marshall of Caledon obtained right and title to leaseholds in the parishes of Seagoe and Kilmore, county Armagh.
  • 2016-08-02: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-08-01: Opened a Marshall of Aghaloo index page, and set up several timeline pages for the Marshall surname, all in the parish of Aghaloo and county of Tyrone, unless otherwise stated:
  • 2016-08-01: Entered abstract entries from selected vestry minutes for the parish church in Caledon (St. John's), 1694–1752—and then re-entered the abstracts for the Marshall surname, sorting by place name (under the timelines cited above). This page is a work-in-progress, with a considerable number of calendar entries yet to input. These entries pertain to the Marshall, Huggins, and related surnames, only.
  • 2016-07-31: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 76-40-52633 (dated 10 Aug 1718) – an indenture of lease from Joseph Marshall of Annaghroe to John McChesney of Glendavagh, re: 80 acres Irish plantation measure in Glendavagh.
    • No. 76-289-54095 (dated 2 March 1715) – an indenture of lease from Joseph Marshall of Annaghroe to James McBride of Glenkeen, re: parcels of land in Glenkeen.
    • No. 76-442-55292 (dated 8 Feb 1734) – a deed of lease from John Houston of Castlestewart to James Templeton of Stewartstown, re: several parcels in the parish of Donaghenry.
    • No. 77-383-54091 (dated 28 Aug 1734) – an indenture of mortgage between John McChesney and sons of Glendavagh and Joseph Marshall, jun., of Glenkeen.
    • No. 77-384-54097 (dated 28 Feb 1718) – an indenture of assignment, whereby Joseph Marshall, sen. of Annaghroe transferred his leasehold in Glenkeen townland to his son, Joseph Marshall, jun.
  • 2016-07-30: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
  • 2016-07-29: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 61-358-41613 (dated 12 July 1728) – a deed of assignment between the Maxwells of Faulkland, co. Monaghan and Fellowshall, co. Armagh, and Lucas of Castleshane, re: lands and profits issuing from several townlands in the parishes of Armagh and Lisnadill; of interest to the research of James Stephenson of Killyfaddy.
    • No. 63-128-42938 (dated 20 March 1729) – an indented deed of lease from John Stevenson‡ of Dublin, merchant, to Stephen Ennis of same place, Baker. ‡ probably unrelated to the Stevensons of Stewartstown.
    • No. 64-10-42387 (dated 12 Jan 1729) – indented deeds of lease and release to William Stevenson of Stewartstown, re: Drumgor townland in the parish of Seagoe, county Armagh.
    • No. 64-185-43384 (dated 9 Aug 1729) – Quinten Scott's will; James Stephenson was appointed one of the overseers.
  • 2016-07-28: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 55-363-37306 (dated 3 Feb 1727) – an indenture of lease from William Morris Jones of Moneyglass to James Templeton of Stewartstown, re: Drummond and Killymuck in the parishes of Desertcreat and Donaghmore (later subsumed under Pomeroy).
    • No. 55-363-37305 (dated 1 June 1727) – an indented deed of annuity from James Young, sen., his wife Jane Young alias Creighton, and his son James Young, jun., to James Templeton of Stewartstown, re: rent charges issuing from Lisnanean townland in the parish of Desertcreat, co. Tyrone.
    • No. 56-195-37575 (dated 5 & 6 April 1728) – deeds of lease and release between Thomas Binks of Portadown and William Stevenson of Stewartstown, re: a front stead in the town of Portadown, and plots of ground in the townlands of Tavanagh and Clownagh in the parish of Drumcree, co. Armagh.
    • No. 58-517-40343 (dated 13 Mar 1728 ) – deed of assignment from James Stephenson of Killyfaddy to Ann Reed of Armagh, widow, re: parcels of land in the parish of Mullaghbrack, county Armagh.
    • No. 58-383-39870 (dated 29 July 1728) – deed of assignment from John Marshall of Dublin, shopkeeper, to James Dunn of Dublin, merchant, of thirty acres in Derrycreevy, county Armagh.
    • No. 60-163-40342 (dated 26 April 1728) – indenture of assignment from Thomas Anderson et al to James Stephenson of Killyfaddy and Ann Reed of Armagh, re: parcels of land in the parish of Mullaghbrack, county Armagh.
  • 2016-07-27: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    •  No. 52-49-33477 (dated 25 Nov 1726) – an indented lease granted by Capt. James Stevenson of Stewartstown to Solomon Speer, of same place. Added an index page for biographical sketches for Spear or Speer of the parish of Donaghenry.
    • No. 54-138-35169 (dated 27 Jan 1726/7) – indenture of a lease, held jointly by James Smith and Russell Pattison, assigned to James Stevenson, re: two tenements and three acres in Stewartstown.
    • No. 54-281-35728 (dated 1 Nov 1723) – indented lease granted by John Houston of Castlestewart to Russell Pattison and James Smith, re: two tenements and three acres in Stewartstown.
    • No. 55-227-36924 (dated 29 Nov 1727) – an indented deed of sale from Thomas and Martha Binks to William Stevenson of Portadown, re: Mullalelis townland, parish of Kilmore, co. Armagh.
  • 2016-07-24: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 51-360-33992 (dated 14 Nov 1725) – an indented deed, whereby John Houston of Castlestewart granted to James Templeton, of Stewartstown, leases in Drumnagullion (10 acres, Scots measure) and Tamnylennan (1 acre, Scots measure), both in the parish of Donaghenry; term of thirty-one years.
    • No. 51-359-33990 (dated 13 Nov 1724) – an indented lease granted by John Houston, of Castle Stewart, to James Templeton, of Stewartstown, of 20-1/2 acres (Scots measure) in Drumnagullion townland, parish of Donaghenry, for a term of thirty-one years, with a clause of renewal.
    • No. 51-249-33563 (dated 10 March 1724/5) – an indented deed of lease granted by Capt. James Stevenson of Stewartstown to William Carson, of same place, of 3-1/2 acres (Scots measure) near Drumagullion townland, in the parish of Donaghenry.
  • 2016-07-23: Added transcripts of the following Memorials of Irish deeds –
    • No. 51-126-33062 (dated 22 Sept 1726) – deeds of lease and release from William Stevenson to James Bradshaw re: parcels of land in Cloncore, parish of Tartaraghan, county Armagh.
    • No. 50-499-33991 (dated 13 Nov 1724) – an indented deed of lease granted by John Houston of Castle Stewart to James Templeton of Stewartstown (son in law to Capt. James Stevenson). Opened a biographical sketch page for James Templeton.
    • No. 50-412-33591 (dated 16 & 17 Dec 1726) – a deed of mortgage by way of lease and release between James Templeton and Jacob Roquier or Rouqier, both of Dublin. Opened up an index page in the Irish deeds section for the Templeton surname.
    • No. 37-431-23351 (dated 11 May 1723) – an indenture of mortgage executed by Francis Mathers to William Stevenson in order to release or grant forever the leasehold for one-half of Clanrolla townland in the parish of Seagoe, county Armagh.
    • Opened a section entitled, "Legal terms," used in the construction and execution of deeds.
  • 2016-07-22: Map of several townlands in the parish of Seagoe, depicting early occurrences of the Stevenson surname in the parish; with accompanying blog article.
  • 2016-07-21: Opened biographical sketch pages with timelines (which are works in progress) for:
  • 2016-07-16: Added a transcript of Memorial no. 31-342-19418 (dated 19 Oct 1716), which is both a marriage settlement and an indenture of lease and release involving Capt. James Stevenson of Stewartstown, William Fleming of Portadown, Richard Timmons of the parish of Seagoe, James Stephenson of Killyfaddy, co. Armagh, and the intended marriage of William Stevenson with Elizabeth Fleming. This is a very long and complex deed, for which a précis has been prepared. Accompanying blog article. Updated the early references page for Stephenson of Killyfaddy, county Armagh.
  • 2016-07-14: Compiled the early references for the Stevenson surname in the county of Derry into one page. Added transcripts of the following memorials of Irish deeds:
    • 1717-09-26: 19-151-9867: Elizabeth Stewart of Drumeny, co. Tyrone, et al, to Richard Hamilton of Coleraine, re: Omagh & environs
    • 1717-01-21: 20-298-10677: Lord Altham to James Stevenson of Dublin
    • 1719-01-12: 30-116-16738: Mathers to Stevenson re: parish of Seagoe
    • 1727-11-02: 54-489-36525: Cary to Stevenson of Knockan, co. Derry
    • 1730-04-03: 63-333-43795: Stewart Stevenson of Newbliss, co. Monaghan to Andrew Kerr of Portatrave, co. Monaghan
    • 1738-08-09: 92-255-64499: David Stinson of Tullyhappy, parish of Killevy, co. Armagh, to Morgan Byrne of Dublin
    • 1749-10-09: 167-140-111631: John Stevenson of Richhill, co. Armagh, to John Best
    • 1753-09-08: 166-3-109949: Moore Hamilton to Speer
    • 1754-06-07: 170-103-113447: Charlemont to Rigs or Riggs
    • Added the following names to the surname indexes:
      • Fleming or Flemming of Portadown, county Armagh
      • Riggs of Clogharaven, parish of Killevy, county Armagh
      • Speer of Stewartstown & environs
    • Revised the date, surname, and place name indexes, and added memorial number indexes for transcripts of Irish deeds.
  • 2016-07-13: Added transcripts to the following Irish deeds pages:
    • 1732-12-08: 121-828-83117: Burch alias Jackson to Ledlie
    • 1737-10-10: 146-66-96703: Stewart to Read re: Irey, parish of Arboe, with an update to the biographical sketch for Elizabeth Read née Huggins, wife of Robert Read of Irey
    • 1739-08-31: 137-440-93968: John Huggins sen. to John Huggins jun., and the Rev. John Kennedy to John Huggins jun.
    • Added Clark of Maghera, co. Derry, Ledlie of Carnan, parish of Arboe, co. Tyrone, and Read of Irey, parish of Arboe, to the surname indexes
  • 2016-07-12: Added transcripts to the following Irish deeds pages:
  • 2016-07-11: Blog article: Discussion of the Rev. Mr. W.K. M'Kay's claims to Gaulish, Scottish, and Irish-Milesian heritage, with a final version of the family tree for the 1st through the 7th Earls of Cassillis. This tree compares the genealogy given by Burke's Peerages (1878,2001) with those published in several other sources, including Paterson's History of the County of Ayr (1852). Transcript of the Genealogical sketch of the Rev. W. Kennedy M'Kay, published in the 17th June 1836 edition of the Belfast News-Letter, with transcriber's notes. Transcript of the will of William Kennedy M'Kay.
  • 2016-07-08: Blog article: A 19th century genealogy of the Kennedys of Carland, parish of Donaghmore, co. Tyrone. Transcript of "Note on the Kennedy and Bailie Pedigrees," by the Rev. Dr. Kennedy Bailie, with transcriber's notes regarding connections to related surnames. Opened up a research pending page for the Kennedys.
  • 2016-06-18: Blog article: Stevenson's Dowery; or, What's in a place name?
  • 2016-06-17: Memorial no. 51-513-34556, Stevenson to Akie and others (dated 13 Sept 1722, registered 14 April 1727). Timeline for Stevenson of Stewartstown, 1701-1750, in progress.
  • 2016-06-16: Blog article—Houston to Stevenson, 4 August 1692 & 1698, describing two early deeds, in which Capt. James Stevenson becomes established in Stewartstown and environs.
  • 2016-06-15: Completed the timeline for the years, 1623–1700, for the Stevensons of Stewartstown, with the following associated pages:
  • 2016-06-14: Posted a blog article, discussing work done to date on the research of the Stevensons of Stewartstown—and also other branches from Killyfaddy, co. Armagh, Fortwilliam in co. Derry, and Mineveigh, parish of Tullyniskan—by way of introducing the ongoing project of presenting transcribed records, news articles, and local history references.
  • 2016-06-13: Uploaded a map highlighting place names associated with the earliest references found to date for the Stevenson surname, primarily in counties Derry, Tyrone, and Armagh. Uploaded a map illustrating the locations for early references of four different branches:
  • 2016-06-11: Added the following links:
  • 2016-06-05: Posted a blog entry about the new pages for the Stevensons of Stewartstown, county Tyrone, and related families. Opened the Stevenson of county Tyrone pages, including a timeline of early references to the surname in that county.
  • 2016-06-05: Updated the timeline of early references to the Stevenson surname page, and the associated parish and county pages, for information contained in the Freeholders Records held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast.
  • 2016-06-02: Opened up the Stevenson of Stewartstown pages, including the following overviews:
  • 2016-01-24: Updated the Huggins descendants chart, and posted a  biographical sketch for William Huggins (1749–1802) of Coalisland, county Tyrone.
  • 2016-01-08: Updated the Huggins ancestor chart, and posted an outline of the scant details known about Elizabeth Huggins, who was married to Robert Read, of Irry, in 1777.
  • 2016-01-07: Biographical sketch for Samuel Carson Huggins (born bef.1784, d.1850), born at Head of Elk in Maryland, son of Thomas Huggins (1748–1788) and Nichola Carsan (d. bef.1784), and emigrated to the county of Tyrone. See also the following pages:

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