Solomon Speer (d.1729) and Jane Stevenson of Stewartstown

(biographical sketch pending)


  • 1724-10-29: Memorial no. 80-364-56219 – a deed of release, dated 1st December 1732, from Robert Speer (d.1745) of Stewartstown, father of Solomon who married Jane, daughter of Capt. James Stevenson. The deed recites the marriage settlement between Robert Speer and his son Solomon, of the first part, and James Stevenson and his daughter, Jane, of the second part, said settlement dated the 29th October 1724. [1]
  • 1726-11-25: Memorial no. 52-49-33477 – an indented lease granted by Capt. James Stephenson [sic] of a house, tenement, and garden in the town of Stewartstown, with a portion of moss, for a term of twenty-eight years, with a clause of renewal. [2]
  • 1726-01-26: Robert Speer executed an indenture of agreement whereby, for the consideration of £107, he conveyed to his son, Solomon, the right and title to the renewal fines and one-half the rents issuing from leaseholds in Soarn, Listreagh, Ballyleck, and Cratley townlands, together with all benefits accruing from a corn mill in Ballyleck. [1]
    • Discussion – Soarn and Listreigh townlands are in the parish of Donaghenry, while Cratley is in Ballyclog. Ballyleck may refer to any of Leck, Back Lower, or Back Upper townlands in the latter parish.
  • 1729-05-21: Robert Speer and his daughter in law, Jane Speer née Stevenson, obtained letters of administration after the death of Solomon Speer, who had died intestate. [1]
  • 1732-12-01: Robert Speer agreed to settle upon his daughter in law the sum of £80; the moveable household furniture which his late son possessed; use of the dwelling house, office houses, garden, and farm which Jane then possessed in and near Stewartstown at the yearly rent of 40 shillings and to the servants' wages—to be paid one-half by herself and the other half by her children—but this arrangement to hold only during her widowhood; and to enjoy the cattle, cows, and horses in common with her children. In exchange, Jane would renounce any other claims or demands on her late husband's estate, real or personal. [1]
  • ... more calendar entries are pending ...


Sources and notes:


Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 80-364-56219: Speer to Speer als Stephenson to Speer (dated 1 Dec 1732; reg'rd 25 June 1735). Copy per FHL film no. 522815. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to, 2016-08-02.


Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 52-49-33477: Stevenson to Spear (dated 25 Nov 1726; reg'rd 30 Nov 1726). Copy per FHL microfilm no. 461328. Transcribed by Alison Kilaptrick, 19 Feb 2016; submitted to, 25 July 2016.

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