Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan, Killeen, and Stewartstown

… son of John Ledlie, jun. (1676–1746) and Sarah Kennedy (c.1678–1729).

☛ Please note that text written [within square brackets] contains editorial or explanatory remarks by the compiler/transcriber.

  • 1728-10-25: Lease given by George Conyngham of Springhill, county Londonderry, to John Machlin of Coagh, county Tyrone, carpenter, of a tenement and garden, with fifty feet of frontage, on the east side of George-street in Coagh; for a term of lives: Mary, daughter of John Machlin, aged 20 years; and William Ledlie and Gilbert Ledlie, sons of John Ledlie of Carnan, aged six years. [9]
  • 1737-05-03: Lease given by George Conyngham of Springhill, county Londonderry, to John Vance, sen., of Coagh, county Tyrone, for a term of lives: John Vance, eldest son of John Vance, sen.; Henry Blacker, third son of Stewart Blacker; and Gilbert Ledlie, third son of John Ledlie of Carnan, parish of Arboe. [10]
  • 1738-05-01: The rent rolls for the See of Armagh, 1722–1746, recorded the name of Gilbert Ledlie, gent., in Tyrone, holding a lease dated 1st May 1738, with rent of £23 6s 8d, duty 6s 8d, and heriot £3 6s 8d. [11]
    The summary did not recite the place and extent of the leasehold.
  • 1742-01-22: Memorial no. 108-186-75762 – an indenture between Phillip Morris of Trickvallan and Gilbert Ledlie, both of the parish of Arboe, which starts by reciting two leases—the first between Thomas Morris Jones of Moneyglass, county Antrim, and Phillip Morris, re: Legmurn townland and part of Mullaghrine, both in the parish of Ballyclog for a term of twenty years; and the second wherein Phillip Morris leased the lands, cited above, to Gilbert Ledlie, for a fine of £118 and yearly rent of £31, for a term of nineteen years. The first recited lease was held by Morris Jones from the Archbishop of Armagh. By the current deed, Phillip Morris agreed to renew his lease with Gilbert Ledlie as often as Morris Jones renewed the grand lease with the Archbishop of Armagh, and with the same conditions—failing which, Gilbert Ledlie could execute a lease directly with Morris Jones, himself. [1]
    ☛ One of the witnesses was Thomas Ledlie of Carnan.
  • 1743-01-02: Memorial no. 114-135-78334 – an indented deed and declaration of trust, whereby the Rev. Thomas Kennedy (elder) and Sarah née Bell, his wife, of Lettercleary, county Tyrone, levied a fine “sur conusance de droit” off Aughlarge townland, parish of Donaghenry, to Gilbert Ledlie and his heirs, agreeing thereby that the fee simple in said townland vested in the Rev. Thomas Kennedy and his heirs forever. [2]
    ☛ The witnesses included Thomas Kennedy of Dublin, Jackson Clark of Maghera, co. Derry, and James Kennedy of Downpatrick, co. Down.
  • 1743-10-08: Exchequer Bill index entry: "119. Phil Morris v. Thos Morris Jones, Gilbert Ledlie, Jno Ledlie & Richd English (chm?] Morris Jones & Thos Ledlie & John Clarke) 8 Oct 43  chm [or An?] did[?] 22 Als 46 & 6 July 47  sev’l ans.” [12]
  • 1743-12-06: Memorial no. 110-465-78730 – a tripartite deed, and marriage settlement, executed by Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan and Jackson Clark and John Clark of Maghera, county Londonderry;
    • citing that Mr Ledlie held Legmurn townland in the parish of Ballyclog from Philip Morris of Tirkvallen [Trickvallen] in the parish of Arboe, which Mr Morris held, in turn, from Thomas Morris Jones of Moneyglass, county Antrim, and which the latter Mr Jones held from the Archbishop of Armagh; and also citing that Mr Ledlie held Killin [Killeen] townland, parish of Clonoe from Thomas Morris Jones; both of which leaseholds yield to Mr Ledlie £19 profit rent per year;
    • and also citing that Mr Ledlie has since purchased Thomas Morris Jones’s interest in the leaseholds in Legmurn, Killin, one-third part of Lissaclare (parish of Clonoe), and Tirkvallen, and which Mr Ledlie now holds directly from the See of Armagh—entitling him to a further £29 11s 4d profit rent thereby;
    • and also citing that Gilbert Ledlie agreed to grant to his brother, Thomas Ledlie, a one-half portion or moiety of the the last-mentioned purchase of the profits arising therefrom;
    • and citing that a marriage was intended between Gilbert Ledlie and Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Jackson Clarkand that Mr Clark has agreed to a marriage portion of £200;
    • with provisions for survivorship agreed by Gilbert Ledlie and the assignment of his premises to John Clark as trustee therefore;
    • witnesses: Alexander Clark and James Patterson. [3]
  • 1743-12-24: Memorial no. 119-433-83129 – an indented deed whereby, for the consideration of £317 16s 2p, Gilbert Ledlie conveyed to Thomas Ledlie, also of Carnan, a one-half share in the profit rents issuing from, first, the lease that Gilbert held from the Lord Primate and Phillip Morris in Legmurn and Mullaghrine (parish of Ballyclog), Trickvallan (parish of Arboe), and Lisaclare and Killeen (parish of Clonoe)—yielding £14 16s 4p; and second, the lease he held from Phillip Morris in Legmurn—for which a share in the profit rent was not cited. [4]
    ☛ One of the witnesses was John Stephenson of Killyfaddy, county Armagh.
  • 1745-03-22: Memorial no. 124-47-83731 – an indented deed executed by the Sheriff of the county of Tyrone and John Clark of Maghera whereby, for the consideration of £400, Gilbert Ledlie's leaseholds in Aughrimderg, Legmurn, Lisaclare, Killeen, and Trickvallan, were made over to Mr. Clark. This conveyance was precipitated by a writ of fieri facias issued out of the Court of Exchequer, at the suit of James Kerr of Tullydraw, chirurgeon. [5]
    • John Clark was brother in law to Gilbert Ledlie.
    • Jackson Clark, of Maghera, was one of the witnesses.
  • 1745-12-12: Memorial no. 120-556-83866 – an indenture of lease granted by Gilbert Ledlie to William Clinton and Charles Clinton of Killeeen, parish of Clonoe, for the farm and lands then in their possession, comprising forty-eight acres, for a term of seventeen years. [6]
  • 1745-12-30: Memorial no. 120-290-82635 – an indenture of mortgage  whereby, for the consideration of £142 2s 6p, Gilbert Ledlie, then of Belfast, granted to George Ash of Ashbrook, county Londonderry, the lands of Killeen and Lisaclare, parish of Clonoe, with Trickvallen in the parish of Arboe (which Gilbert held from the Lord Archbishop of Armagh)—with a clause of redemption for repayment by the first of August next. [7]
  • 1747-10-12: Memorial no. 129-303-87151 – an indenture of mortgage between John Clark of Maghera and James Adair of Belfast whereby, for the sum of £800 in which John Clark stood indebted to Patrick Adair and Robert Jackson of London, merchants, Mr. Clark conveyed his right and title in several leaseholds to James Adair. [8]
    • The several leases recited included the following, which were formerly held by Gilbert Ledlie, but had become the property of John Clark:
      • 1743-11-16 – an indenture of lease granted by the Archbishop of Armagh to Gilbert Ledlie, of Carnan, in several townlands* in the county of Tyrone, for a term of twenty-one years. * Legmurn, parish of Ballyclog; Trickvallan, parish of Arboe; and, Killeen and a one-third portion of Lisaclare in the parish of Clonoe.
      • 1739-11 – a lease demised by William Stewart, formerly Lord Mountjoy, now Earl of Blessington, to Gilbert Ledlie, of the lands in Aughrimderg, for a term of twenty-one years.
  • 1749/50-01-02: Belfast News-Letter – Gilbert Ledlie was appointed administrator of the estate of Robert Hardy of Brookend, parish of Arboe, deceased, as principal creditor of the estate. He published the leasehold for sale, hoping to recover his monies receivable. [13]
  • 1756-01-27: A rather mysterious entry in the PRONI’s e-Catalogue:

    Letter from Hugh Carmichael, Dublin, to Daniel Mussenden, warning Mussenden not to be too quick to return to business for fear of a relapse and giving Mussenden an explanation of why he has not yet applied for a warrant. The reason for this is that the subsheriff of Tyrone is a nephew of Gilbert Ledlie and therefore, should he have applied for a warrant, Ledlie, who has stuck closely to Carmichael in Stewartstown since he got the writ, would have heard about it. He feels, for this reason, that he should wait till a new sheriff be appointed (27 January 1756). PRONI D354/1015. [14]

    The nephew might have been John, son of Thomas Ledlie of Londonderry.

  • 1768-03-29: Burial of Mrs Ledlie in St Patrick’s churchyard (Church of Ireland) in Stewartstown. [15]
    ☛ Without a forename, it cannot be known whether this was Elizabeth Ledlie née Clark. However, Burke’s Peerage cites her as having died at Stewartstown, [16] and Gilbert Ledlie was living there no later than 12th December 1774 when he subscribed his name as witness to Memorial no. 307-81-203073, and named therein as Gilbert Ledlie of Stewartstown.
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Sources and notes:

1.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 108-186-75762: Morris to Ledlie (dated 22 Jan 1742; reg'rd 7 Feb 1742). Copy per FHL film no. 522823. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-05.

2.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 114-135-78334: Ledlie to Kennedy (dated 2 Jan 1743; reg'rd 13 Feb 1743). Copy per FHL film no. 522826. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-06.

3.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 110-465-78730: Ledlie to Clark & another (dated 6 December 1743; registered 10 April 1744). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 522824; copies obtained in SLC, 4 May 2016). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-05.

4.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 119-433-83129: Ledlie to Ledlie (dated 24 Dec 1743; reg'rd 11 April 1746). Copy per FHL film no. 522829. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-08.

5.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 124-47-83731: Sheriff of the County of Tyrone to Clark (dated 22 Mar 1745; reg'rd 26 June 1746). Copy per FHL film no. 522830. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-09.

6.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 120-556-83866: Ledlie to Clinton & another (dated 12 Dec 1745; reg'rd 14 July 1746). Copy per FHL film no. 461350. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-08.

7.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 120-290-82635: Ledlie to Ash (dated 30 Dec 1745; reg'rd 13 Jan 1745). Copy per FHL film no. 461350. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-08.

8.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 129-303-87151: Clark to Adair & ors (dated 12 Oct 1747; reg'rd 1 Dec 1747). Copy per FHL film no. 522833. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-13.

9.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). e-Catalogue entry: “Lease for Lives by Geo. Conyngham, Springhill, to John Machlin, Coagh, carpenter, of a tenement and garden, 50' frontage, east side Geo. str., Coagh, Co. Tyrone. Lives:- Mary Machlin, daughter of John, 20 years, William Ledlie and Gilbert Ledlie, sons of John, Carnan, aged 6 years. Rents 5s. Fine 2s-6d.” Archival ref. PRONI D847/6/9A/1. Catalogue entry online at apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed 2018-05-28).

10.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). e-Catalogue entry: “Lease for Lives by George Conyngham, Springhill, one part, John Vance, Senior, Coagh, Co. Tyrone, other part, Next legally vested in William Vance, Coagh, merchant, son of said John, then same in John Vance, Alderman, city of Dublin, of north east side of Hanover Square, Coagh, Co. Tyrone, ½ Little Mullagh Island, ½ Great Mullagh Island, ½ Hugh Quinn's Park, ½ Lower Coagh. 42' Frontage 3 acres 15 perches, Scotch measure, 15 acres 20 perches, 4 acres 1 rood 19 perches, 16 acres 1 rood 20 perches. Lives: John Vance, eldest son of John Vance, Senior, Henry Blacker, 3rd son of Stewart Blacker, Brook End and Gilbert Ledlie, 3rd son of John Ledlie, Carnan, Arboe Parish. Fine £2-6s-0d. Rent £4-12s-0d.” (3 May 1737.) Archival ref. PRONI D847/6/3/1. Catalogue entry online at apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed 2018-05-28).

11.

Dean, James. Rent rolls of the See of Armagh in 3 volumes from 1615 to 1746 (pub. 1943). Vol. III.

12.

Crossle, Dr Francis Clement (1847–1910), and Philip Crossle (1875–1953). Crossle Genealogical Abstracts. Extract of Exchequer Bill index entry: “119. Phil Morris v. Thos Morris Jones, Gilbert Ledlie, Jno Ledlie & Richd English (chm?] Morris Jones & Thos Ledlie & John Clarke) 8 Oct 43  chm [or An?] did[?] 22 Als 46 & 6 July 47  sev’l ans.” Original held by the National Library of Ireland (Dublin); archival ref. Crossle genealogical abstracts (Parcel 1A-32-23 v. M cont.) Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-05-12).

13.

Belfast News-Letter, 2 January 1749 (pg 2). “The Leasehold Interest of Robert Hardy, late of Brookend in the County of Tyrone,” to be sold by Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-04).

14.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). e-Catalogue entry:  Letter from Hugh Carmichael, Dublin, to Daniel Mussenden, warning Mussenden not to be too quick to return to business for fear of a relapse and giving Mussenden an explanation of why he has not yet applied for a warrant. The reason for this is that the subsheriff of Tyrone is a nephew of Gilbert Ledlie and therefore, should he have applied for a warrant, Ledlie, who has stuck closely to Carmichael in Stewartstown since he got the writ, would have heard about it. He feels, for this reason, that he should wait till a new sheriff be appointed (27 January 1756). Archival ref. PRONI D354/1015. e-Catalogue online at www.apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-05-23).

15.

Church of Ireland. Parish of Donaghenry, County Tyrone. Abstract: Burial of Mrs Ledlie, 29 March 1768. Microfilm copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast); archival ref. MIC583/29 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-10-23).

16.

Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. Burke’s Irish Family Records. London: Burke’s Peerage, Limited, 1976. Lineage of John Clarke, of Maghera, co. Derry, who m. 18 Oct 1690, Jane White, of Belfast (pp. 272-3).

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