James Ledlie (d.1750) of Carnan, parish of Arboe

… son of John Ledlie, sen., of Legoniel and Carnan.


  • Late 1699 or early 1700: James Ledlie was cited in an Exchequer Bill filed by William Caraly of Belfast, naming a long list of defendants, including his father, John Ladely, sen., his brothers, John Ladely, jun., and James Ladely, and his stepmother, Catherine Ladely (widow of James Ladely, sen., deceased of Hannington’s Glin alias Lagan-Neale in the parish of Belfast, and father of John Ladely, sen. [1]
    Please refer to the timeline page for John Ledlie, sen., for the remaining entries under the subject, "Re: Exchequer Bill filed by William Caraly."
  • 1745-09-14: Memorial no. 162-76-108572 – an indenture of lease granted by the Rev. and Hon. Charles Caulfield and his wife, the Hon. Alice Caulfield, the Rev. Thomas Staples and his wife, Grace, to John Ledlie—of that proportion of Carnan townland then in the possession of John Ledlie and his father, James Ledlie, comprising about sixty-three acres Cunningham measure—for the term of either forty-one years or three lives, whichever lasted longest. [2]
    ☛ The three lives included that of John Ledlie, his son Francis (aged six years), and his nephew, James M'Alire or M'Alise (aged seven years).
  • No further information has been found (to date) for James Ledlie and his wife, Isabel Darragh, in the Irish records.


Sources and notes:


Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstracts of Exchequer Bills dated 22 January 1700, 29 January 1700/1, and 15 May 1701; citing William Caraly (or Carely) vs. John Ladely, sen., John Ladely, jun., Joshua Ladely, James Ladely, Catherine widow of James sen. the father of John sen., Mary Hannington alias Hamilton, the widow of Pat Hamilton, and James Pettigrew. Typescript copies held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808, pp. 9164, 9172, 9173 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).


Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 162-76-108572: Caulfield & Wife & others to Ledlie (dated 14 September 1745; registered 18 June 1753). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Libray, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461366; copies obtained in SLC, 2016-05-05); transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-18.

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