James Stevenson of Stewartstown (d.1767)

(biographical sketch pending)

Timeline:

  • 1744-03-23: Memorial no. 121-554-84549 – A deed of lease given by Capt. James Stevenson (the Elder) to James Stevenson of Stewartstown, the younger, of the former's holdings in Galvally townland (40 acres, Scotch measure), houses and tenements in Stewartstown including those occupied by Capt. Stevenson and his under tenants, together with Capt. Stevenson's portion of the Common Moss, for a term of forty-one years. [1]
    • Discussion – This deed recites Capt. Stevenson's right reserved in these premises by an earlier deed, Stevenson to Akie & others, the marriage settlement of his son, William, with Ann Stewart, dated 1722-09-13.
    • James the younger was a son of William Stevenson.
  • 1744-03-02: On the death of his grandfather, Capt. James Stevenson, James was appointed the executor of James the elder's last will and testament. The will contained the following legacies for, and obligations required of, James the younger:
    • after the death of Capt. James' wife, Margaret, the tenement in Stewartstown known as James Smith’s tenement;
    • the Lands of Drumgorr in the parish of Sego and County of Ardmagh, purchased by Capt. James from William Williams (Memorial no.
      70-401-48895, dated 6 & 7 July 1732);
    • in order that James' father, William (Capt. James' son)—who had become financially embarrassed—would have sufficient monies for his maintenance and subsistence, James the younger was to pay out of the rents of Drumgor an annuity of £14 to William;
    • if either of Capt. James other grandsons, William or Robert, die before coming of age, their legacies would devolve to their brother, James;
    • if Capt. James' estate was insufficient to pay his legacy of £100 to his wife, Margaret, then grandsons William and Robert were to pay annuities of £3 10s. each, and grandson James to pay an annuity of £2, each out of their legacies of lands in co. Armagh during her life; and
    • £40 to Capt. James' son in law, Hugh Sharp of Ballinacory, out of grandson James’ legacy, in full of debts due to Mr. Sharp by Capt. James' son, William. [2]
  • 1747-10-30: Memorial no. 146-250-97498 – a deed poll executed by James' father, William Stevenson—now of Edinborough—whereby, for the consideration of £112 paid by James, William discharged his son from the obligation to pay him (William) an annuity of £14 out of the rents and profits of Drumgor townland in the parish of Seagoe. [3]
  • 1751-04-24: Memorial no. 149-202-99462 – indented deeds of lease and release, whereby William Stevenson of Edinborough and his eldest son, James of Stewartstown, conveyed their leaseholds in the parish of Donaghenry‡ to Campbell Craig and Henry Kirk, both of Dublin, "for the considerations therein mentioned, ... to the Intent & purpose in the s'd Deed of Release Expressed." With the terms of the deed thus shrouded in mystery, we can only speculate that William and his son had mortgaged their leaseholds for the purposes of repaying William's debts and/or setting William up in the linen business in or near Edinborough. ‡ including some fifty cottages and gardens! [4]
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  • 1751-10-15 & -16: Memorial no. 152-152-101137 – deeds of lease and release whereby, for the consideration of £606, James Stevenson granted to Hugh Casement, of Ballinderry, co. Antrim, Gent., the two parcels of land in Drumgor townland, parish of Seagoe, county Armagh—containing 40 acres and 28 acres 2 roods 2 perches, respectively. [5]
  • 1753-02-12: Memorial no. 160-127-106687 – a tripartite deed between James Stevenson the younger of Stewartstown, Denis Doran of Dublin, and the Rev. Henry Blacker, also of Dublin—whereby, for the consideration of £200, James Stevenson conveyed the right and title to the fee farm deed held by himself in the properties in Stewartstown, the Church park, the Nine Acre park, the park lying between the Nine Acre park and Drumnagullion, the lower sessiagh of Gallvally, amounting to sixty acres in total, with one half of the common moss of Stewartstown—subject to a proviso of redemption. [6]
  • 1756-03-26: Memorial no. 182-226-120750 – an indented deed whereby James Stevenson the younger of Stewartstown, the heir of James Stevenson the elder, his grandfather, renewed a lease with James Templeton in a house, tenement, and garden described as, "being Thirty & Eight feet Fronting the Market Place in the said Town & one hun'd & Thirty Five feet Fronting the Street or Lane on the left hand leading from the Market place to the Glass House then Standing near the said Town"—for a further term of thirty years.
    • This deed recited the first lease that had been granted by James Stevenson the elder to James Templeton, dated 18 May 1711, and an indorsement on that lease, dated 4 October 1725, Mr. Stevenson extended the lease for thirty years. [7]
  • ... more calendar entries are pending ...

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Sources and notes:

1.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 121-554-84549: Stephenson Eld'r to Stephenson y'r (dated 23 Mar 1744; reg'rd 24 Nov 1746). Copy per FHL film no. 461350. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-09.

2.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Copy Will of James Stevenson; administration granted, 22 January 1747. PRONI ref. T1009/16. 

3.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 146-250-97498: Stevenson to Stevenson (dated 30 Oct 1747; reg'rd 29 Jan 1750). Copy per FHL film no. 461354. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-17.

4.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 149-202-99462: Stevenson & Son & another to Craig (dated 24 & 25 April 1751; reg'rd 5 July 1751). Copy per FHL film no. 461356. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-18.

5.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 152-152-101137: Stevenson to Casement (dated 15 & 16 Oct 1751; reg'rd 11 Dec 1751). Copy per FHL film no. 461358. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-13.

6.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 160-127-106687: Stevenson younger to Doran & another (dated 12 Feb 1753; reg'rd 13 Feb 1753). Copy per FHL film no. 461364. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-16.

7.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 182-266-120750: Stevenson to Templeton (dated 26 Mar 1756; reg'rd 10 May 1756). Copy per FHL film no. 461379. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-09-29.

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