John Stephenson of Ravenhill (Knockraven), co. Armagh (d.1767)

... (biographical sketch pending) ...

Timeline:

  • 1743-12-24: Memorial no. 119-433-83129 – John Stephenson was one of the witneses to an indented deed executed between Gilbert Ledlie and Thomas Ledlie, both of Carnan, parish of Arboe. [1]
  • 1747-01-12 & -13: Memorial no. 130-26-87489 – indented deeds of lease and release granted by William Stevenson of Stewartstown to John Stephenson of Killyfaddy, county Armagh, of a one-half share in the profits issuing from several properties in and adjacent to Stewartstown. The deed of release contained a condition whereby, for the consideration of £355 17s., the deeds would be void and the one-half profit rents would revert to William. [2]
    • Discussion – These deeds of lease-and-release, together with those executed on the same dates by William Stevenson with John's father, James Stephenson, also of Killyaddy, diverted three-fourths of the profit rents from William Stevenson's holdings in and near Stewartstown into annuities to, first, James Stephenson, and second, John Stephenson, both of Killyaddy (father and son), for considerable sums owed them by William.
  • 1748-01-25: Memorial no. 135-95-90564 – an indented deed whereby James Stephenson conveyed to his eldest son, John Stephenson, a leasehold of forty acres English measure in Ballyards townland, parish of Lisnadill. [3]
  • 1748-02-04: Memorial no. 134-164-90437 – a deed of assignment whereby John Clark of Maghera conveyed several townlands to John Stephenson and Robert Stephenson of Killyfaddy, county Armagh. The affected townlands included Legmurn, parish of Ballyclog; Trickvallan, parish of Arboe; and Aughrimderg, Killeen, and Lisaclare, parish of Clonoe. [4]
    ☛ One of the witnesses was James Stephenson of Killyfaddy.
  • 1753-11-03: Memorial no. 179-169-119412 – an indenture of lease granted by Robert King of Dublin to John Stephenson of Ravenhill (Knockraven), parish of Derrynoose, of 100 acres plantation measure in Ravenhill, then in his possession, for a term of eleven years—with a clause of renewal corresponding with Mr. King's lease held from the College of Dublin. [5]
  • 1754-04-05: Memorial no. 142-584-113941 – John Stephenson of Halls Mill,† county Down, linen draper, to Acheson Johnston of Tullyhoa, re: Drumna-gowan and Tassan in the parish of Seagoe, county Armagh. [6]
    • Discussion – It appears that the John Stephenson, cited above, may not have been that John Stephenson who was the son of James of Killyfaddy: a memorial dated the 3rd November 1753, grants to John Stephenson, originally of Killyfaddy, a leasehold for Ravenhill (Knockraven) in the parish of Derrynoose, county Armagh. (transcription pending)
  • 1758-12-08: Memorial no. 195-473-131139 – deeds of lease and release whereby John Stephenson of Ravenhill, county Armagh, demised to James Stevenson (the younger) of Stewartstown lands in Stewartstown, Drumnagullion, Galvally, Tamnylennan, and Ruskyroe, parish of Donaghenry, pursuant to a writ of habere facias possessionem. [7]
  • 1761-07-07: Memorial no. 212-464-140046 – John Stephenson of Ravenhill was one of the trustees nominated in a marriage settlement executed in anticipation of the marriage of James Ferguson, Doctor of Physic of Belfast, and his sister, Jane (daughter of James Stephenson of Killyfaddy). One of the witnesses was Janes sister, Margaret. [8]
  • 1762-07-16: Memorial no. 221-101-144668 – a deed poll executed by John Stephenson and Robert Stephenson; reciting their lease, dated 4th February 1748, held with Thomas Ledlie, from the Primate, in the townlands of Killeen and Lissaclare in the parish of Clonoe, Trickvallan in the parish of Arboe, and Legmurn in the parish of Ballyclog; reciting also that John and Robert had agreed to a partition of their lease, which had been granted to them as tenants in common, such that John would hold Lisaclare and Legmurn and Robert would hold Trickvallen and Killeen; with an endorsement mentioning that, should Thomas Ledlie default on his one-third share of the rental payment, John Stephenson would pay two-thirds of the rent, idemnifying Robert Stephenson from any failure by Thomas Ledlie to pay his share. [9]
  • 1762-10-23: Memorial no. 221-103-144669 – an endorsement by Thomas Ledlie of Londonderry, relinquishing all right and title to a leasehold in Killeen and Trickvallen townlands, held in common with John Stephenson and Robert Stephenson. [10]
  • Link to map of several townlands in the parish of Seagoe, depicting early occurrences of the Stevenson surname, with related blog article.
  • ... more calendar entries are pending ...

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Sources and notes:

1.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 119-433-83129: Ledlie to Ledlie (dated 24 Dec 1743; reg'rd 11 April 1746). Copy per FHL film no. 522829. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-08.

2.

Registry of Deeds, Dublin. Memorial no. 130-26-87489: Stephenson to Stephenson (dated 12 & 13 Jan 1747, reg'd 23 Jan 1747). Copy per FHL film no. 522834. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016-06-25, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-14.

3.

Registry of Deeds, Dublin. Memorial no. 135-95-90564: Stephenson to Stephenson (dated 25 Jan 1748, reg'd 22 Feb 1748). Copy per FHL film no. 461352. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016-06-25, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-15.

4.

Registry of Deeds, Dublin. Memorial no. 134-164-90437: Clark to Stevenson & another (dated 4 Feb 1748, reg'd 9 Feb 1748). Copy per FHL film no. 522836. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016-06-26, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-14.

5.

Registry of Deeds, Dublin. Memorial no. 179-169-119412: King to Stephenson (dated 3 Nov 1753, reg'rd 16 Dec 1755). Copy per FHL film no. 461376. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016-06-26, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-26.

6.

Registry of Deeds, Dublin. Memorial no. 142-584-113941: John Stephenson of Halls Hill [Hillhall?], co. Down, to Acheson Johnston of Tullyhoa, co. Down (dated 5 & 6 April 1754; reg'd 31 July 1754). Copy per FHL film no. 560266. Transcribed and annotated by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-06-02.

7.

Registry of Deeds, Dublin. Memorial no. 195-473-131139: Stephenson to Stevenson (dated 8 & 9 Dec 1758, reg'd 17 Feb 1759). Copy per FHL film no. 461384. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick 2016-10-07, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex, 2018-06-06.

8.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 212-464-140046: Ferguson & Stephenson to Ferguson & Stephenson (dated 7 July 1761; registered 21 August 1761). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Archival ref. FHL film no. 461393; digital image online at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-12-20.

9.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 221-101-144668: Stephenson to Stephenson to Stephenson (dated 16 July 1762, registered 4 December 1762). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461398; copy obtained in SLC, 2016-05-06). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-12-20.

10.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 221-103-144669: Ledlie to Stephenson & another (dated 23 October 1762, registered 4 December 1762). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 461398; copy obtained in SLC, 6 May 2016). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 20 December 2019.

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