William Ledlie (d. c.1769) of Carnan and Coagh

… son of James Ledlie of Carnan and Isabel Darragh.

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

Timeline:

  • bef. c.1727: married to Mary Hamilton, daughter of Robert (d.1754) Hamilton and Margaret (d.1769, his wife, of Mentlone [Monclone] in the parish of Ballymore and county of Armagh. [8]
  • 1734-10-08: Common Pleas Judgment Roll – In the cause of James Gillespie versus William Ledlie of Gortalowry and James Templeton of Stewartstown, for £200 on a bill, signed 8th January 1732; judgement rendered for the plaintiff. [9]
     … part of Cookstown in the parish of Derryloran, county Tyrone.
  • 1738-11-01: Memorial no. 156-212-105141 – a deed of lease granted by William Stewart of Killymoon to William Ledlie of Carnan for fifty acres in the townland of Muinagh [Meenagh, parish of Clonoe]. [1]
    One of the lives cited in the terms of this lease was that of Joshua, son of William, then aged about six years.
  • 1744-07-12: Memorial no. 159-468-107793 – a deed of lease granted by the Rev. and Hon. Charles Caulfield of Castle Stewart, his wife Alice, the Rev. Mr. Thomas Staples and his wife, Grace, to William Ledlie, for that portion of Carnan townland, parish of Arboe, then in his possession, for a term of three lives or thirty-one years, whichever would be longest. [2]
    Two of the lives, specified in the terms of the lease, were for William's sons, Joshua, then aged about twelve years, and William, jun., then about seven years of age.
  • 1748-01-27: Memorial no. 155-383-105143 – an indenture of lease given by George Conyngham of Springhill, county Londonderry, Esq., to William Ledlie of Carnan, in two parcels—four acres, and one acre—in Urbal townland in the parish of Tamlaght, county Tyrone; with liberty to erect a mill thereon for washing purging scouring Cleaning and Beetling of Linnen Cloth; to use the millrace to work the mill and to water Linen Cloth during the bleaching process; and to take a Sufficient Quantity out of the moss or turf bog in Drumconvis [Drumconway] townland;—for a term of lives, viz. William himself, and of his two sons, Joshua, then aged about seventeen years, and William, jun., then aged about eleven years, or for a term of thirty-one years, whichever should last longer. [10]
  • 1750-05-08: Memorial no. 156-210-105139 – a memorial of rent charge whereby Robert Spear of Cratley, parish of Ballyclog, conveyed to William Ledlie the rents accruing to Robert out of Cratley, Sorne, Lislea, and the mill, all in the parish of Ballyclog—until such time that Robert had repaid a bond and Warrant of Attorney of four hundred pounds conditioned for the payment of two hundred pounds. [3]
  • 1752-09-18: Memorial no. 156-211-105140 – an instrument of rent charge for an additional £100, conveyed by Robert Speer of Stewartstown, formerly of Cratley, to William Ledlie of Carnan, parish of Arboe. [4]
  • 1753-01-18: Memorial no. 156-416-106420 – an indented deed whereby, for the consideration of £200, £100, and £100, Robert Spear transferred, assigned, made over, &c. all of the right, title, &c. in his leaseholds in the above named townlands, to William Ledlie of Carnan. [5]
  • 1754-02-26: William Ledlie was nominated Executor of the last will and testament of his son in law, Robert Spear (the younger) of Stewartstown. Mr. Spear's will was proved on the 26th February 1754. [6]
    • Robert was married to William's daughter, Anne.
  • 1756-01-22: Memorial no. 185-413-123667 – an indented deed of mortgage executed by William Ledlie of the first part, Anne Speer orse Ledlie (Administratrix of the late Robert Speer) of the second part, and William McSparran of Moneymore, co. Derry, of the third part—whereby for the consideration of £400, Mr. Ledlie transferred the townlands of Ballyleck, Cratley, Lislea, and Sorne to Mr. McSparran, thereby discharging the mortgage taken out on those lands by the late Robert Speer. [7]
    Refer also to the entry under date, 1753-01-18, above.
  • 1757-03-18: Memorial no. 277-124175779 – deeds of lease and release executed as a settlement on the marriage of Joshua Ledlie of Carnan, Linendraper, son of William Ledlie, sen., Linendraper, and Ann White, daughter of the late William White, gent., of Gortnegarr, county Londonderry. William Ledlie, jun., was one of the subscribing witnesses to the indenture. [11]
  • 1765-09-18: Memorial no. 241-82-156892 – an indenture of assignment whereby, for the consideration of £400, Joshua Ledlie [son to William] sold his interest in one-half of Carnan townland and a tenement in Ballygonney and another tenement in Ruskey, both townlands in the parish of Tamlaght, co. Londonderry, to William Ledlie of Carnan; for a term of 500 years, with a rent of one peppercorn, if demanded. [12]
  • 1769-08-22: Belfast News-Letter – Advert for the sale of lands in Ballygonney, county Londonderry, including a dwelling-house, barn, cow-house, stables, and other offices, with several small houses occupied by tenants and labourers, on 25 acres Plantation measure, suitable for a bleachfield, with abundance of turbary, limestone, meadow, &c.; and also the bleach-yard, mill, and utensils and implements for bleaching, situated in the town of Coagh, formerly possessed by Mr William Ledlie; application to James Ledlie of Coagh. [13]
    James Ledlie was a nephew to William Ledlie, sen.
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    Though Mr Ledlie’s will was proved in 1773, this advert suggests that he had died by this date;—an assertion borne out, perhaps, by the following advert placed in a later edition of the Belfast News-Letter—for which, please refer to the entry under date, 1771-01-04, below.
  • 1770-08-22: Belfast News-Letter – Advert for the sale by auction of a leasehold in Ballygonney, containing 45 acres Plantation Measure; and also upwards of 50 acres of land in Ruskey townland; information available from James Ledlie of Coagh. [14]
    Ballygonney and Ruskey townlands lie in the parish of Tamlaght and county of Londonderry, on the northern bound of the river Ballinderry, and very near the town of Coagh.
  • 1771-01-11: Belfast News-Letter – Mrs Ledlie of Carnan published an advertisment for the sale of a bleach-house and green, with mill and implements,—the green sufficient to bleach 3,000 articles of cloth in a season; with a river to supply the bleach-yard, water in abundance, a large commodious house, excellent roads, and plenty of turf-bog. [15]
  • 1772-03-13: Belfast News-Letter – Advert for the sale of a leasehold in two tenements, situated in the upper end of Coagh; held by a lease for three lives or thirty one years from November, 1765; application to James Ledlie of Coagh. [16]
  • 1773-06-12: The Armagh diocesan will of William Ledlie of Carnan, county Tyrone, was proved. The late Mr Ledlie mentioned: his wife, Mary, and unmarried children (unnamed); his eldest daughter, Anne, wife of Robert Spear; his second daughter, Margaret, wife of Samuel Pettegrew. Mary, his wife, was named executrix, and the witnesses were James Ledlie [brother or nephew to William?], Thomas Ledlie [nephew to William], and Joseph Thomas. [17]
  • 1773-09-22: Memorial no. 3009-399-200331 – an indenture of assignment whereby Mary Ledlie, widow of William Ledlie late of Coagh, county Tyrone, granted her leasehold of Muinagh townland (which she held by virtue of her late husbands will), situated in Manor Roe [and the parish of Clonoe] to her daughter, Isabella Ledlie; subject to the payment of the rents, fees, duties, etc., and on the condition that Isabella should marry by and with the consent of her mother. [18]
  • 1773-09-22: Memorial no. 305-184-201444 – an indenture of assignment whereby Mary Ledlie, widow of William Ledlie of Carnan, granted her leaseholds (which she held by virtue of her late husbands will) in Carnan (except that portion of Carnan which had been conveyed to her son, Joshua Ledlie), and in Urbal, parish of Tamlaght, to her son, George Ledlie. [19]

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Sources and notes:

1.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 156-212-105141: Stewart to Ledlie (dated 1 Nov 1738; reg'rd 6 Nov 1752). Copy per FHL film no. 461362. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-15.

2.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 159-468-107793: Caulfield & ors to Ledlie (dated 12 July 1744; reg'rd 8 May 1753). Copy per FHL film no. 461363. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-16.

3.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 156-210-105139: Robert Spear to William Ledlie (dated 8 May 1750; reg'rd 6 Nov 1752). Copy per FHL film no. 461362. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-13.

4.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 156-211-105140: Spear to Ledlie (dated 18 Sept 1852; reg'rd 6 Nov 1752). Copy per FHL film no. 461362. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-15.

5.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 156-416-106420: Spear to Ledlie (dated 18 Jan 1753; reg'rd 29 Jan 1753). Copy per FHL film no. 461362. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-16.

6.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Copy will of Robert Speer [Spear] of Stewartstown, proved 26 Feb 1754. PRONI ref. D2315/2/3. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-08-16.

7.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 185-413-123667: Ledlie & Speer to McSparran (dated 22 Jan 1756; reg'rd 21 Feb 1756). Copy per FHL film no. 461379. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-10-02.

8.

(a) Laughlin, Ledlie I. Joseph Ledlie and William Moody: Early Pittsburgh Residents: Their Background and Some of Their Descendants. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1961. “William, Sr., Oldest Son of James and Isabel Darragh Ledlie,” pp. 9–10.
(b) Betham, Sir William (1779-1853). Betham's notebooks, containing abstracts of records held by the Public Record Office, Dublin. Abstract: “Hamilton Robert Mealtone in / co Armagh  16 Nov 1754 – 17 July 1755 / wife Margaret / Sons Francis / William / Robert / James / daurs – Mary Ledlie / Margaret Moody / Elizabeth Ledlie." (pg 149). Records held by the National Archives of Ireland (Dublin); archival ref. Phillips Mss, Series 1, v.77–79, Miscellaneous. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-11-18, by subscription).
(c) Betham, Sir William (1779-1853). Betham's notebooks, containing abstracts of records held by the Public Record Office, Dublin. Genealogical abstract: “Margaret Hamilton of Newry in / co. Armagh widow / 8 Aug 1769 / 14 Feb 1771 / son Robert H / son William and his daur Isabella / ^late^ son James and his d’r Mary / dau Mary Leadley / sister Elizabeth Nevin / grand’r Sarah Moody / son Francis Ham’n." (pg 159). Records held by the National Archives of Ireland (Dublin); archival ref. Phillips Mss, Series 1, v.77–80, Miscellaneous. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-11-20, by subscription).

9.

Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstract of Common Pleas Judgment Roll, dated 8 October 1734, re: Jas Gillespie vs. William Ledlie of Gortalowry and James Templeton of Stewartstown; archival ref. 8th George II & 1734, skin 50. Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808, pg. 9169 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).

10.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 155-383-105143: Conyngham to Ledlie (dated 27 January 1748; registered 6 November 1752). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Archival ref. FHL film no. 461361; digital image online at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2019-01-03.

11.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no.277-124-175779: Ledlie to White & others (dated 18 & 19 March 1757; registered 10 November 1757). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Archival ref. FHL film no. 530910; digital image online at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2019-01-04.

12.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 241-82-156892: Ledlie to Ledlie (dated 18 September 1765; registered 24 September 1765). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Archival ref. FHL film no. 461409 (copies obtained in SLC, 6 May 2016); digital image online at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2019-01-05.

13.

Belfast News-Letter, 22 August 1769 (pg 3). “To be Sold or Set,” part of the lands of Bellygoney [Ballygonney] with dwelling-house, 25 acres, &c., and also the bleach-yard, mill, &c. in Coagh, formerly possessed by Mr William Ledlie; published by James Ledlie; application to be made at Coagh. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

14.

Belfast News-Letter, 2 February 1770 (pg 3). “To be Sold by Auction,” a lease of part of Ballygonney, county Londonderry, and fifty acres of land in Ruskey, same county; application to James Ledlie of Coagh. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

15.

Belfast News-Letter, 11 January 1771 (pg 3). “Bleach-house and green,” with mill and implements, for sale at Coagh; application to Mrs Ledlie at Carnan, county Tyrone. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

16.

Belfast News-Letter, 27 March 1772 (pg 2). Advertisement, “To be sold,” two tenements in Coagh; application to James Ledlie. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

17.

Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstract of Armagh diocesan will of William Ledlie of Carnan, county Tyrone, written 30 August 1751, proved 12 June 1773. Typescript copy held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808/9157 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).

18.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 300-399-200331: Ledlie to Ledlie (dated 22 September 1773; registered 29 April 1774). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Archival ref. FHL film no. 531673; digital image online at www.familysearch.org (copies obtained in SLC, 7 May 2016). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2019-01-06.

19.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 305-184-201444: Ledlie to Ledlie (dated 22 September 177[3]; registered 1 August 1774). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Archival ref. FHL film no. 531678 (copy obtained in SLC, 7 May 2016); digital image online at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2019-01-06.

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