Ledlie of Derrywilligan, parish of Killevy, co. Armagh

It isnt clear whether, or how, the Ledlies of Derrywilligan might have been related to the Ledlies of Carnan, county Tyrone. This page summarizes some of the earliest records found for the Derrwilligan family.

Did the Derrywilligan Ledlies descend from William Ladly of Aughyneely in the parish of Armagh, or from John Ladly of Tullyherron in the parish of Loughgilly? Both men were recorded in the Poll Tax Insolvences list for the county of Armagh in 1696[2]
… or did they relate to the early Ledlies of Belfast? who were probably related to the Ledlies of Carnan, as their earliest ancestor, James Ledlie (d.1694), settled in Legoniel townland in the parish of Shankill.
… or to another line of Ledlie altogether?

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

Timeline:

  • 1734-01-21: Diocese of Armagh – Court Cause Papers: Mary Ledlie, alias Henan, wife of John Ledlie of Derrywilligan, parish of Killevy, legatee of the last will and testament of George Lockhart of Derrywilligan, gent., deceased; versus John Lockhart of Newry, executor of the will of the late Mr Lockhart, for her legacy. [1]

  • 1755-05-03: Freeholders Registers for the county of Armagh [3]
    • Thomas Leadley of Derrywilligan  3 [or 5] May 1756 [or 1755] registered his freehold there
    • Thomas Ledlie of Newry  3 May 1755 registered his freehold at Lisd[r]umgullion
    • John Leadley and William Leadley both of Derrywilligan  3 May 1753 registered their freeholds at Derrywilligan
    • Adam Leadley of Carrickbracken  3 May 1753  registered his freehold there
    • Adam Leadly of Glassdromen  3 May 1755 [or 1753] registered his freehold there [3]
  •  This page is a work-in-progress.

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Sources and notes:

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(i) Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstract of Armagh Diocesan Court Cause, dated 21 January 1734, re: Mary Ledlie alias Henan, wife of John Ledlie of Derrywilligan, parish of Killevey, vs. John Lockhart of Newry, executor of the will of George Lockhart of Derrywilligan, deceased. Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808, pg. 9156 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).
(ii) Paterson, T.G.F. 
T.G.F. Paterson Manuscript Collection. No. 57, Vol. 4. "Abstracts of Wills, Family Charts, etc.." Held at the Armagh County Museum. 

2.

(i) Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstract of Poll tax insolvencies, county Armagh, citing William Ladly of Aughyneely, parish of Armagh, and John Ladly of Tullehern, parish of Loughgilly. Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808, pg. 9142 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).
… also in:
(ii) Paterson, T.G.F.
T.G.F. Paterson Manuscript Collection. No. 57, Vol. 4. "Abstracts of Wills, Family Charts, etc.." Held at the Armagh County Museum.

3.

Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstracts of the Freeholders Registers for the county of Armagh, including the surnames Leadley, Leadly, and Ledlie, in Derrywilligan, Newry, Carrickbracken, and Glassdromen (1753–55). Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808, pg. 9163 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).

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(i) Groves, Tenison (c

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