John Ledlie, sen., of Legoniel and Carnan

son of James Ledlie of Legoniel, parish of Shankill, county Antrim.

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

  • 1666: The Ledly or Ledlie surname was not found in the Hearth Money Roll for the Barony of Dungannon. The names of Cahall O’Quine and Henry McEtagart were recorded for the parish of Ardboe. [1]
  • 1676–1691: Held a portion of Hanningtons Glin, alias Lagan-Neale (Legoneil townland), in the parish of Belfast. [2]
  • 1691: Obtained a new lease in Hanningtons Glin from Mary Hannington, widow, for a term of twenty-one years or a term of lives including Mrs Hannington, her son, Patrick, and her daughter, Elizabeth. [2]
  • 1691-04-04: John Ladeley, James Pettygrew, William Wallwood, sen., and William Wallwood, jun., took a lease in Killycolpy and Carnan townlands in the parish of Arboe. [3]
  • 1692: John Ladely, sen., sublet his portion of the premises in Hannington’s Glin to William Caraly, or Karaly. After this date, John Ladely, jun., and Thomas Lynch, acting as agents for John Ladely, sen., brought an ejectment against Mr. Caraly in the Court of Common Pleas. [2]
  • 1694-01-18: Summonisters rolls – Extract: "Ibid [Sum Roll] 121 Tyrone Q.S. [Quarter Sessions] July 4 Wm & Mary  John Pringle seneschale of Caledon manor, John Ledley of Carnan gent.” [4]
  • 1694: Death of his father, James Ladely, senior, after which Catherine (John Ladelys stepmother, and James Ladelys widow) succeeded in the familys leasehold in Hanningtons Glin. [2]
  • 1698: John Ladeley and Messrs. Pettygrew and Wallwood agreed to a partition of the lease granted in 1691, Mr Ladely taking Carnan townland, and the others, Killycolpy. [3]
  • 1699-02-01: Patrick O'Devllin filed suit against John Ladeley and Messrs. Pettygrew and Wallwood in the Court of Exchequer. In his suit, Mr Devllin stated that: he rented Killycolpy from Captain John Houston of Castlestewart in 1682, for a term of 31 years, at £20 annual rent, but without a lease; in 1689, he was forced to abandon his holding in Killycolpy when he joined King James's Army as a Captain; he returned in 1690 to find Killycolpy in the possession of the defendants, as tenants of John Houston; the sub-tenants or cottiers in Killycolpy included James Stewart, Art O'Neile, Bryan O'Devlin, Pat more M'Kewan, Pat C M'Kewan, and Catherine M'Kenna, widow. [3]
  • 1699-11-18: Chancery Bill – Samuel Wilson vs. John Laidley. Wilson was hired by Laidley in May, 1696, and worked as his servant till March, 1697, at which time the defendant assaulted the plaintiff so seriously that “he had to keep his bed for three months.” Defendant agreed to maintain plaintiff until he was able to work and to give him six cows of British breed as compensation. [5]
    Crossle's abstract does not cite the domicile of either the plaintiff or the defendant.
  • Late 1699 or early 1700: An Exchequer bill was filed by William Caraly of Belfast, naming a long list of defendants: [2]
    • John Ladely, sen., John Ladely, jun., Joshua Ladely, James Ladely, and Catherine Ladely, widow of James Ladely, sen., deceased of Hannington’s Glin alias Lagan-Neale in the parish of Belfast, [6] father of John Ladely, sen.;
    • Thomas Lynen, casual ejector in an action brought by John Ladeley, jun., against William Caraly;
    • James Pettigrew, a creditor of William Caraly;
    • James Hamilton, the elder son, and Patrick Hamilton, the younger son, both minors, sons of Patrick Hamilton (d. Aug., 1700) of Granshaw, county Down; and
    • James Hamilton of Bangor, county Down, executor of the late Patrick Hamilton.
  • 1700-01-22: Exchequer Bill filed by William Caraly—Answers were given to the charges, viz.: On the 26th August 1692, Patrick Hamilton had leased to William Caraly premises in Hannington’s Glin, partly then (c.1692) in Mr. Caraly’s possession and lately [[meaning, formerly?] in which John Ladely had dwelt; and partly those where James Ladely, sen., then (c.1692) dwelt. James Ladely, sen., remained in possession until his death in 1694, at which time his widow, Catherine Ladely and his son, John Ladely, sen., continued to hold and dwell in the place. At the present date [January, 1700], the defendants [the Ladeleys] were setting up a lease from Mary Hannington alias Hamilton, widow, mother of Patrick Hamilton, deceased. [2]
  • 12th Wm III 1700: The Court of Common Pleas Judgment Roll, for county Antrim, cited a charge brought by Mr. Ladely and his sons against Mr. Caraly, viz., “for slandering them at Belfast by saying they were theives [sic] & rogues & that they stloe [sic] a horse from Jn Loathes.” The disposition of the case was not entered into the roll. [2]
  • 1700-01-29: Exchequer Bill filed by William Caraly—John Ladely, sen., responded to the bill. He confirmed that his father, James Ladely, sen., held a portion of the premises in Hannington’s Glin until his death in 1694, at which time James sen.’s widow, Catherine, succeeded him until 1699 when she was dispossessed by the plaintiff, William Caraly—against whom she has filed an Exchequer bill. John Ladely, sen., had held the premises for fifteen years before 1691. In 1691, he obtained a new lease from Mary Hannington, widow, for twenty-one years or for the lives of herself, her son Patrick, and her daughter Elizabeth. In 1692, John Ladely, sen., sublet to Mr. Caraly at a higher rent. Further, the defendant, John Ladely, sen., through the agency of his son, John Ladely, jun., and Thomas Lynch, as casual ejector, brought an ejectment in the Court of Common Pleas against Mr. Karaly. John Ladely, sen., and his sons, John, jun., Joshua, and James, jun. [i.e., the younger], were in process of suing Mr. Caraly in the Court of Common Pleas. Catherine Ladely is stepmother to John Ladely, sen. [2]
  • 1700-12-13: John Ladely’s stepmother, Catherine Ladely, took out her own Exchequer bill against “the plantiff” [presumably, William Caraly]. The outcome of this proceeding was an agreement whereby Mr. Caraly and Mrs. Ladely each took one-half of the premises. [2]
  • 1701-05-15: Exchequer Bill filed by William Caraly—Catherine Ladely, widow, John Ladely, jun., and James Pettigrew, supplied their answers to the Bill. They confirmed the terms of the lease, the possession, and the ejectment, as described above; further that the lease of John Ladely, sen., was unexpired; that the suit brought by John Ladely, sen., and his sons in the Court of Common Pleas against Mr. Caraly was for slander; and that James Pettigrew was also suing the plaintiff in the same court for £4 for 20 boles of oats sold to him in 1691. [2]
  • 1701-05-23: In his answer to Patrick O'Devllin's suit, John Ladely, one of the defendants, stated that: he and defendants Pettygrew and Wallwood took a lease of Killycolpy and Carnane for 31 years from Defendant John Houston, at £18 yearly for the first three years, £27 yearly for the second three years, and £26 yearly for the remainder of the term; in 1698, the defendants Ladely, Pettygrew, and Wallwood divided the premises, Pettygrew and the Wallwoods taking Killycolpy, subject to £18 annual rent, and Ladely taking Carnane, subject to £18 annual rent. [3]
    ☛ No further information has been found to identify the outcome of this legal proceeding. However, the Pettygrews remained on Killycolpy, and the Ledlies on Carnan, suggesting a favourable outcome in their favour.
  • 1713-07-10: Patrick O’Devllin brought suit against John Ladly and Mary Ladly of the parish of Ardboe, regarding the plaintiff having entrusted his two cows to defendant John Ladly to be grazed, &c. [8]
  • Date and place of death unknown.
    ☛ … but perhaps after 12th June 1723, the last date for which a reference naming his son John Ledlie as junior has been found. [7]
  • ... this page is a work in progress

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Sources and notes:

1.

Ó Doibhlin, Diarmid. “Hearth Money and Subsidy Rolls of the Barony of Dungannon, 1666.” Extract: Carnan: Cahall O Quine, Henry McEtagart. Seanchas Ardmhacha: Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society. Vol. 6, No. 1 (1971), pp. 24-45.
… as also extraced by Tenison Groves, and recorded in his manuscripts; held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast), archival ref. T808/9142.

2.

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).

3.

(i) Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). The Groves Mss. Abstract of Exchequer Bill, re: Patrick O'Devllin v. James Pettygrew, William Wallwood, sen., William Wallwood, jun., and John Ladely; dated 1 February 1699. Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). PRONI ref. T808/9156 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).
(ii) Paterson, T.G.F. T.G.F. Paterson Manuscript Collection. No. 57, Vol. IV. "Abstracts of Wills, Family Charts, mostly relating to County Armagh – also some family charts." Held at the Armagh County Museum. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-10-09.

4.

Crossle, Dr Francis Clement (1847–1910), and Philip Crossle (1875–1953). Crossle Genealogical Abstracts. "Summonisters Rolls." Extract: "Ibid [Sum Roll] 121 Tyrone Q.S. [Quarter Sessions] July 4 Wm & Mary  John Pringle seneschale of Caledon manor, John Ledley of Carnan gent."  Original held by the National Library of Ireland (Dublin); archival ref. Crossle Genealogical Abstracts. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-05-18).

5.

Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). The Groves Mss. "Abstract of Chancery Bill," re: Samuel Wilson vs. John Laidley; dated 18 November 1699. Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). PRONI ref. T808/9189 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).

6.

Hannington’s Glin, or Glyn, also known as Lagan-Neale: now in the parish of Shankill. Source: The Place Names of Northern Ireland Database, hosted online by Queen’s University, Belfast, at www.placenamesni.org (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-23).

7.

Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstract of Armagh will of James Wood, sen., of Ballygonny-beg, parish of Ardboe; John Ledlie, jun., of Carnan, overseer (dated 20 April 1723, proved 12 June 1723). Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808/9168 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).

8.

Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstract of Exchequer Bill, dated 4 July 1713, re: Patrick O’Devlin vs. John Ladly and Mary Ladly of the parish of Ardboe, county Tyrone. Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808, pp 9164, 9170 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).

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