1750–1774 timeline for Speer of east Tyrone

The purpose of this page is to provide an outline of all references found for the Speer‡ surname of east Tyrone during the period, 1750–1774. Please refer to the general timeline index page for scope and limitations. Variant spellings include Speer(e)(s), Spear(e)(s), Spier(e)(s), and Spire(s).

Timeline:

  • 1750-05-08: Memorial no. 156-210-105139 – An indenture of rent charge executed by Robert Spear of Cratley—whereas William Ledlie of Carnan had become security for Robert Spear, bound jointly and severally to Zacharias McSperron of Moneymore, in a bond and warrant of attorney in the sum of £400 for repayment of £200 payable on 10th May 1750. Reciting that the £200 had “been paid in ready money by said Zacharias and to have gone to the Special use and behoof of said Robert Spear, in order to enable William Ledlie to pay off and discharge the bond, Mr Spear transferred to Mr Ledlie all the rents arising from his (Spear’s) lands of Cratley, Sorne, Lislea, Lack, and the Mill thereon, in the parish of Ballyclog, until the bond of £400 conditioned for payment of £200, with interest and costs, be fully discharged.
    See also the entry under date, 1752-09-18, below. [1]
  • 1752-09-18: Memorial no. 156-211-105140 – An additional rent charge executed by Robert Spear of Cratley to William Ledlie of Carnan (see 1750-05-08 for the original rent charge), whereby Mr Spear became indebted to Mr Ledlie in the additional sum of £100, i.e., over and above the £400 recited in the deed dated 1750-05-08. [2]
  • 1753-01-06: Memorial no. 164-201-110224 – a deed of lease whereby Robert Speer of Stewartstown granted a lease for a term of seven years, with renewals every seven years, to William Speer, for that portion of Leck, parish of Ballyclog, then in his possession, comprising thirty-one acres with one acre of meadow, Scotch measure;—with a clause of renewal every seven years, so long as Robert Speer, his executors, administrators, or assigns should hold the main lease from the Archbishop of Armagh. [3]
    The witnesses to the memorial were John Speer of county Tyrone, farmer (a townland was not specified) and Henry Speer, Gent., of Mount Carran, county Tyrone—which signifies a continuing link between the Speer family of the parish of Donaghenry and the branch of the same name in or near Ballynasaggart (or Carran townland) in the parish of Errigal Keerogue.
    ☛ See also the entry under date, 1768-09-20, below.
  • 1753-01-06: Memorial no. 165-80-110226 – a deed of lease whereby Robert Speer of Stewartstown granted a lease of seven years, with renewals every seven years, to John Speer and Robert Speer of Soarn in the parish of Donaghenry, then in their possession, comprising thirty-nine acres;—with a clause of renewal every seven years, so long as Robert Speer, his executors, administrators, or assigns should hold the main lease from the Archbishop of Armagh. [4]
  • 1753-01-18: Memorial no. 156-416-106420 – an indented deed whereby, for the consideration of £200, £100, and £100, Robert Spear made over his right, title, &c. in his leaseholds in Sorne otherwise Sournely, Listreagh, Ballyleck, and Clontery otherwise Clottery, and the Mill on said lands, to William Ledlie of Carnan. [5]
  • 1754-02-26: The will of Robert Spear of Stewartstown, Gent., was proved. The major provisions in Mr. Speer's last will and testament, dated the 18th August 1753. [6]
  • 1756-01-22: Memorial no. 185-413-123667 – An indenture of deed executed by William Ledlie of Carnan, William McSparran of Moneymore, and Ann Speer [née Ledlie], widow and executrix of Robert Speer late of Stewartstown [and daughter of William Ledlie], whereby with the consent of Ann Speer, and for the consideration of £400 paid by Mr McSparran to Mr Ledlie, Mr Ledlie assigned all his estate and interest in the townlands of “Sournely Listreagh Ballyleck & Clontery other' Clottery and the Mill on said lands with all rights Mem'rs [Members] Appurts: [Appurtenances] thereunto belonging,” lying in the parish of Ballyclog, by virtue of a deed of mortgage made by Robert Speer to William Ledlie;—To Mr McSparran, with a clause of redemption. [7]
  • 1758-02-03: Advert placed in the Belfast News-Letter, to give notice that several townlands in the parish of Drummaul and bordering on the north shore of Lough Neagh, part of the estate of Charles Hamilton, Esq., were available for lease; proposals to be received by Robert Crawford of Castledawson, county Londonderry. [8]
    ☛ One of these, Killyfad townland, would be taken up by Mrs Martha Speer and her son, Robert Speer, of Drumbanaway
    .
    ☛ See also the entry under date, 1762-07-09, below.
  • 1762-06-09: Advert placed in the Belfast News-Letter, to give notice that a farm of 60 acres was available for lease in Killyfad townland, county Antrim; proposals to be received by Robert Speer of Drumbanaway or by Robert Crawford of Castledawson. [9]
  • 1765-08-20: Memorial no. 241-285-158987 – a deed of assignment by Henry McTagart of Lisnaght [Lisneight, parish of Donaghenry] to Solomon Speer of Speerstown, county Tyrone, “for the considerations therein mentioned.” Gilbert Ledlie of Stewartstown was one of the witnesses. [10]
    The place name of the parcel that was assigned was not recited in the deed. However, it was probably in Lisneight townland.
  • 1766: Religious Census [11] – included the names of:
    • John Spear, parish of Donaghendry, Dissenter [Soarn townland?]
    • Robert Spear, ditto. [Soarn?]
    • Solomon Spear, ditto. [Lisneight?]

      ☛ The census specified only the parish name; the suggested townlands, displayed within square brackets, are based on recent transactions previous to the date of this census.
      ☛ This census appears not to have surveyed the parish of Ballyclog completely. Where we would expect to see at least the names of Mrs Martha Speer and/or Robert Speer of Drumbanaway and William Speer of Irey, one entry only appears, i.e., the Rev. Hugh Stewart.
  • 1768: Bond issued in the Diocese of Armagh for the administration of the estate of John Speer of Sorran [Soarn, parish of Donaghenry], farmer. [12]
  • 1768-09-14: Belfast News-Letter – Advert placed by William Speer of Irey, parish of Ballyclog, to sell his leasehold in a farm of 32 Scottish acres in Leck townland. [13]
  • 1768-10-17: Memorial no. 275-101-175208 – a deed of assignment whereby, at the suit of Solomon Speer, the Sheriff of the County of Tyrone put up for sale at public auction a chattle leasehold in a farm of thirty-two acres in Leck, parish of Donaghenry, held by William Speer [from Solomon Speer, as the son of Robert Speer (d.1754) of Stewartstown] and incumbered by a debt owing of £182 2s. 9d.—at which sale, William Richardson of Stewartstown was the successful bidder. [14]
  • 1768-10-20: Memorial no. 275-170-175999 – an indenture of mortgage given by Robert Speer of Drumbanaway to John McMaster of Stewartstown, in the amount of £100, secured by Mr McMaster’s lease in one-half of Brigh townland. Gilbert Ledlie witnessed the Memorial as Commissioner for taking affidavits. [15]
  • 1769-08-12: Belfast News-Letter – Advert for the leasehold in the townlands of Cratley, Soarn, Lislee, and Leck,—except two Farms formerly demised to John Speer (d.1768) and William Speer;—for a term of 14 years; proposals to Solomon Speer of Stewartstown and James Ledlie of Coagh. [16]
  • 1769-10-26: Memorial no. 274-252-178285 – Robert Speer of Drumbanaway, Gent., assigned a mortgage of £100 to Jane McMaster of Curglassan, both in the parish of Ballyclog, who pledged one-half the townland of Brigh as security. [17]This was a reassignment of the mortage given earlier to John McMaster of Stewartstown, 1768-10-20.
  • 1770-01-08: Marriage of Solomon Speer, cabinet maker, and Jane Wallace, in St Nicholas’ church, Liverpool. [18]
  • 1770-02-06: Burial of Solomon Speer, cabinet maker, in St Peter’s churchyard, Liverpool. [19]
  • 1770: Bond issued in the Diocese of Armagh for the administration of the estate of Solomon Speer of Liverpool. [20]
  • 1770-05-19: Belfast News-Letter – Legal notice placed by Solomon Hamilton-Speer, to assert his claim to the estate of the late Solomon Speer and to caution the tenants of Soarn, Lislee, Leck, and Cratley, not to pay their rents to the widow of the late Solomon Speer, Mrs Ann Crawford (maternal aunt to Solomon Hamilton-Speer). [21]
  • 1770-08-15: Belfast News-Letter – Legal notice placed by the Sheriff of the county of Tyrone, to announce the sale by public cant [auction] the right and title to the leasehold in the four townlands of Mullaghmossagh, Cross-ardagh, Aghimeen, and Carkirie, in the parish of Ballyclog, then held by Robert Speer of Drumbanaway by virtue of a lease granted by the Archbishop of Armagh to Mrs Martha Speer and Robert Speer. [22]
  • 1770-08-29: Memorial no. 274-599-182813 – an indenture of mortgage given by the Revds. Hugh Young of Castlederg and John White of Lettercleary to Robert and Martha Speer of Drumbanaway, for the sum of £928 8s. 9d. with interest, payable by the 1st September ensuing. The mortgage was secured by the four townlands of Mullaghmossage alias Mullaghmossagh, Ardagh alias Cross-Ardagh, Aghameen alias Aghimeen, and Carkirie alias Curkirie, situated in the Precinct of Ballyclogge and county of Tyrone, as recited in the lease granted to Robert and Martha Speer by the most Reverend Father in God George Lord Arbp'p [Archbishop] of Armagh primate and Metropolitan of all Ireland. [23]
    ☛ 
    The lease was executed between the years, 1747–1764, when George Stone was Archbishop of Armagh (Church of Ireland).
    ☛ 
    See also the entry under date, 1772-06-09, below.
  • 1771: Armagh Diocesan Will of Solomon Speere of Stewartstown. [24]
    Was this Solomon Speere (formerly) of Lisneight? there having already been entered in the Irish will calendars an entry for Solomon Speer who died in Liverpool in 1770.
  • 1771-04-15: Belfast News-Letter – Notice placed by William Speer of Irey [Eary, parish of Ballyclog], to assert his claim in one-half of that part of the lands of Gortigarn [Gortnagarn, parish of Pomeroy] which he and Robert Speer of Drumbanaway held from the Rev. James Lowry, and also his claim to one-half of the monies spent upon improvements thereon,—which leasehold Robert had put up for sale. [25]
  • 1771-04-24: Belfast News-Letter – Notice placed by Robert Speer of Drumbanaway, to dispute the claim made by William Speer into one-half the leasehold held in Gortigarn [Gortnagarn] townland, which he held with William from the Rev. James Lowry for the term of three young lives, “all in being.” The remainder of the notice described the leasehold and appurtenances as amenable to a good bleach operation with spring water on ninety acres Plantation Measure. [26]
  • 1771-06-12: Memorial no. 298-373-197758 – For the consideration of £300, Jane Spear [née Wallace], widow of Solomon Spear, both of Liverpool, conveyed to Robert Crawford and Ann [née Ledlie], his wife, of London, the leaseholds in the townlands of Sorne otherwise Sornely Lisleagh Ballylacke and Clonteary otherwise Clotery, which had been held by the late Solomon’s father, Robert Spear, late of Stewartstown, deceased. Ann Crawford was the administratrix of the wills of both Robert Spear and Solomon Spear. [35]
  • 1772-03-20: Belfast News-Letter – Notice placed by Mr Gabriel Cornwall of Stewartstown, to state that, on the 19th March, the house of Mr Gabriel Cornwall, Stewartstown, was robbed, and valuable pieces of furniture, trinkets, coins, cash, and surgical instruments stolen. Mr Cornwall promised a reward to whomever would discover and prosecute the person(s) responsible to conviction. Robert Speer was one of nineteen men who had subscribed to raising the reward. [27]
  • 1772-04-28: Belfast News-Letter – Advert placed by James McGee, surgeon, of Moy, on behalf of Andrew Thomas Stewart Moore, Esq., for the leasehold in a farm of twenty-seven Plantation acres in Eary townland, near Stewarthall, formerly held by William Speer. [28]
  • 1772-05-21: Belfast News-Letter – Advert placed by Matthew Fairservice of Drumbanaway, for the sale of the leasehold in Drumbanaway townland and “three other small Towns adjoining,” comprising 200 acres. [29]
    The “three small Towns” would have comprised some combination of the following ancient names for Carkirie, Aghimeen, Cross-ardagh, and Mullaghmossagh.
    These lands were still in the occupation of Robert Speer and his mother, Mrs Martha Speer.
  • 1772-06-09: Memorial no. 293-222-194957 – An indenture made between Martha  Speer and Robert Speer of Drumbanway, co. Tyrone, and Hugh Young of Castlederg and the Rev. John White of Letterclary; reciting a deed of lease dated 3rd March 1772 granted by the Lord Primate to Martha Speere and Robert Speere, then of Mullaghmossagh, in the four townlands of Mullaghmossagh, Crossardagh, Aghameen, and Carkirie, in the precinct or territory of Ballyclog, formerly in the possession of Alexander Speere, for a term of 21 years; in the current deed, Martha Speer and Robert Speer, by their bond dated 9th June, stood indebted to Hugh Young and John White in the penal sum of £2250 3s. conditioned for payment of £1125 1s. 6d.; released to Hugh Young and John White the four townlands together with the stables, yards, &c. &c., for the unexpired term of the lease; with a clause of redemption. [30]See also the date under entry, 1770-08-29, above.
  • 1772-06-26: Memorial no. 291-391-191968 – A Deed Poll agreed between James Boyle of Newtownlimavady, county Londonderry, and Martha Speer and Robert Speer of Drumbanaway, that Mr Boyle is to have twenty acres of William Kilpatrick’s farm lying in Drumbanaway, with one acre of moss in Drumbanaway and half an Acre of Moss in Crossardick [Cross-Ardagh], for a term of seven years, renewable for so long as Martha Speer and Robert Speer held the main lease from the Archbishop of Armagh. Gilbert Ledlie witnessed the deed as the Commissioner for taking Affidavits. [31](a)
    ☛ and also, 1772-06-28: Memorial no. 291-392-191969 – An indenture of lease given by Robert Speer, Esq., and Martha Speer, of Drumbanaway, to James Boyle of Newtownlimavady, county Londonderry, for thirty acres Cunningham measure in Drumbanaway, with one acre of Moss fit for turf and one acre of Bog adjoining the farm, each of the latter two parcels gratis; for a term of seven years, renewable. [31](b)
  • 1772-06-26: Belfast News-Letter – Advert for the sale of a lease held from the Archbishop of Armagh in lands comprising about 100 acres, Plantation measure, including 10 acres in turf bog, for the purpose of raising money for the payment of debts; proposals to Robert Speer of Drumbanaway, or to the Rev. Hugh Young of Castlederg. [32]
  • 1772-10-12: Belfast News-Letter – Notice placed by Matthew Speer of Drumbanaway, to offer a reward for the discovery and prosecution to conviction of the person(s)—allegedly, the Widow and Hans Adger of Killyfad, county Antrim—who had "produced and offered to dispose of a forged Piece of Writing, pretending it a real Article of their Farm, which they hold under me in said Place.” [33]
  • 1772-11-05: Memorial no. 293-148-194461 – An indenture of lease given by Mrs Martha Speer of Drumbanaway to William Mulligan of Cranfield, county Antrim, in Killyfad townland, parish of Drummaul, county Antrim, for a term of three lives: her own, and those of Mrs Sarah Ireland and of Robert Speer, her son. [34]
  • 1774-01-03: Belfast News-Letter – Legal notice, to announce the issuance of a writ of Fieri Facias against Robert Speer and Martha Speer, at the suit of Robert Fairservice and Elizabeth, his wife. By virtue of the writ, Mr and Mrs Fairservice forced the sale of Robert Speer’s interest and title in the townlands of Drumbanaway, Mullaghmossagh, Cross-ardagh, and Carkirie, all in the parish of Ballyclog. [36]
  • 1774-08-30: Memorial no. 302-659-202645 – For the consideration of £75, Agnes Speer, widow of John Speer, of Soarn townland, conveyed the leasehold in said place to Thomas Speer of Soarn, for the term of the unexpired lease. [37]

Links:

Sources and notes:

1.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 156-210-105139: Spear to Ledlie (dated 8 May 1750, registered 6 November 1752). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461362). Indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-13.

2.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 156-211-105140: Spear to Ledlie (dated 18 September 1752, registered 6 November 1752). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461362). Indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-13.

3.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 164-201-110224: Robert Speer of Stewartstown to William Speer of Leck (dated 6 January 1753, registered 7 November 1753). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461368). Indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-18.

4.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 165-80-110226: Robert Speer of Stewartstown to John Speer & Robert Speer (dated 6 January 1753; reg'rd 7 November 1753). Copy per FHL film no. 461368. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-18.

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 (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 185-413-123667: Ledlie & Speer to McSparran (dated 22 January 1756, registered 21 February 1756). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461379). Indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-10-02.

8.

Belfast News-Letter, 3 February 1758. Advert for several townlands for several townlands (including Killyfad) for lease in the parish of Drummaul, county Antrim, part of the estate of Charles Hamilton, Esq.; Robert Crawford of Castledawson, agent. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-30).

9.

Belfast News-Letter, 9 July 1762 (pg 3). Advert for a lease in a 60-acre farm in Killyfad, county Antrim; proposals to Robert Speer of Drumbanaway or Robert Crawford of Castledawson. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-30).

10.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 241-285-158987: McTagart to Speer (dated 20 August 1765; registered 19 February 1766). Copy from FHL film no. 431409, in Salt Lake City (2016-05-06). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-10-30.

11.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI, Belfast). Religious Census (1766). “Name Search” database, hosted online by the PRONI online at apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2014-04-02.

12.

The National Archives of Ireland (Dublin). Class.—Testamentary. Sub-Class.—Armagh Bonds. Extract: Speer John  Sorran, farmer 1768. Digital image online at www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-22).

13.

Belfast News-Letter, 20 September 1768 (pg 1). Advert placed by William Speer of Irey, county Tyrone, re: a leasehold and farm in Leck, same county (dated 14 September 1768). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-11-03).

14.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 275-101-175208: Irwine to Richardson (dated 17 October 1768; registered 19 April 1769). Copy per FHL film no. 530908 (online at www.familysearch.org, accessed 2018-11-06). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-11-06.

15.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 275-170-175999: McMaster to Speer (dated 20 October 1769; registered 1 June 1769). Copy from FHL film no. 530908, in Salt Lake City (13 May 2016). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-10-31.

16.

Belfast News-Letter, 18 August 1769 (pg 2). Advert placed by Solomon Speer of Stewartstown for the leasehold of Soarn, Cratley, Lislee, and Leck townlands, for a term of 14 years (dated 12 August 1769). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-07-27).

17.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 274-252-178285: Speer to McMaster (dated 26 October 1769, registered 14 November 1769). Copy from FHL film no. 530908, in Salt Lake City (2016-05-06). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-10-30.

18.

Church of England. Parish of St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire. No. 863. Marriage of Solomon Speer, cabinet maker, and Jane Wallace, 8th January 1770. “Solomon Speer, of this Parish, Cabinetmaker, and Jane Wallace of the same Place, Spinster, were Married in this Chapel by Banns this Eighth Day of January in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred and seventy By me Liddall Laughton Curate. This Marriage was solemnized between Us  Solomon Speer  Jane Wallace X her Mark  In the Presence of John Wright, Clerk  Jon. Dale.” Original record: Liverpool Record Office; Liverpool, England; Reference Number: 283 NIC/3/3. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-10-24).

19.

Church of England. Parish of St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire. Burial of Solomon Spears, cabinet maker, 6th February 1770. Original record: Liverpool Record Office; Liverpool, England; Reference Number: 283-PET-1-4. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-10-24).

20.

The National Archives of Ireland (Dublin). Class.—Testamentary. Sub-Class.—Armagh Bonds. Extract: Spear Solomon  Liverpool 1770. Digital image online at www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-22).

21.

Belfast News-Letter, 22 May 1770 (pg 3). Legal notice placed by Solomon Hamilton-Speer, asserting his claim to the lands and property of the late Solomon Speer, who died at Liverpool in February, 1770 (dated 19 May 1770). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

22.

Belfast News-Letter, 20 August 1770 (pg 2). Legal notice placed by the Sheriff of county Tyrone, to announce the sale, by auction, of four townlands in the parish of Ballyclog, then held by Robert Speer of Drumbanaway (dated 15 August 1770). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

23.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 274-599-182813: Speer to Young and White (dated 1770-08-29; registered 1770-09-03). Copy per FHL film no. 530908. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-10-30.

24.

(a) Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Pre-1858 Wills and Admons. Solomon Speere, Stewartstown, Armagh Diocesan Will. Data online in the PRONI’s “Name Search” database, www.apps.proni.gov.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2014-04-02).
(b) 
Diocesan & Prerogative Wills, 1595–1858. “Class.—Testamentary. Diocese Armagh. Sub-Class.—Wills. District Registry Armagh. Bay 1A. Tray 70.” Extract: Speer Solomon  Stewartstown 1771. Digital image online at www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-10-22).

25.

Belfast News-Letter, 19 April 1771 (pg 3). Notice placed by William Speer of Irey, county Tyrone, to assert his claim in one-half of the lands of Gortnagarn [parish of Pomeroy], which he and Robert Speer of Drumbanaway held from the Rev. James Lowry, and which Robert Speer had put up for sale (dated 15 April 1771). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

26.

Belfast News-Letter, 10 May 1771 (pg 3). Notice placed by Robert Speer of Drumbanaway to countenance the claim made by William Speer of Irey in the BNL of 19 April 1771, and to describe the leasehold in Gortnagarn, parish of Pomeroy, then up for sale (dated 24 April 1771). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

27.

Belfast News-Letter, 24 March 1772 (pg 2). Notice placed by Gabriel Cornwall to publish a reward for the conviction of the person(s) who had robbed his house in Stewartstown; with a list of people who subscribed to raising the reward (dated 20 March 1772). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

28.

Belfast News-Letter, 28 April 1772 (pg 3). Advert for the sale of the leasehold in a farm in Eary townland [parish of Ballyclog], near Stewarthall, formerly held by William Speer. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

29.

Belfast News-Letter, 2 June 1772 (pg 3). Advert placed by Matthew Fairservice of Drumbanaway, for the sale of the leasehold in Drumbanaway townland [parish of Ballyclog] and "three small Towns adjoining” (dated 21 May 1772). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

30.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 293-222-194957: Speer to Young and White (dated 1772-06-09; registered 1773-02-25). Copy per FHL film no. 531666, online at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-11-02.

31.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). (a) Memorial no. 291-391-191968: Speer to Boyle (dated 26 June 1772; registered 30 June 1772). Copy from  FHL film no. 531664, in Salt Lake City (6 May 2016). (b) Memorial no. 291-392-191969: Speer to Boyle (dated 28 June 1772; registered 3 July 1772). Copy from FHL film no. 531664, in Salt Lake City (6 May 2016). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-10-30.

32.

Belfast News-Letter, 30 June 1772 (pg 3). Advert for the sale of a lease held from the Archbishop of Armagh; proposals to Robert Speer of Drumbanaway or to the Rev. Hugh Young of Castlederg (dated 26 June 1772). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

33.

Belfast News-Letter, 17 November 1772 (pg 2). Notice placed by Matthew Speer of Drumbanaway, to offer a reward for the person(s) guilty of producing a forged deed for a farm in Killyfad, county Antrim (dated 12 October 1772). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

34.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 293-148-194461: Speer to Mulligan (dated 5 November 1772; registered 26 January 1773). Copy per FHL film no. 531666, online at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-11-02.

35.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 298-373-197758: Spear to Crawford (dated 12 June 1771; registered 20 October 1773). Copy per FHL film no. 531671 (accessed in Salt Lake City, 2016-05-07). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-11-03.

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Belfast News-Letter4 January 1774 (pg 2), 11 February 1774 (pg 3), and 12 April 1774 (pg 2). Legal notice of a writ of fieri facias versus Martha Speer and Robert Speer by Robert Fairservice and Elizabeth, his wife, forcing the sale of townlands in the parish of Ballyclog, which lands were under mortgage to the Revds. Hugh Young and John White. Digital images online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-24).

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Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 302-659-202645: Speer to Speer (dated 30 August 1774; registered 12 December 1774). Copy per FHL film no. 531675 (accessed in Salt Lake City, 2016-05-07). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-11-03.

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