William Stevenson, jun., of Edinburgh

(biographical sketch pending)


  • 1747-01-22: The last will and testament  [1] of Capt. James Stevenson of Stewartstown, grandfather to William, was proved. By his will, Capt. James bequeathed to William the lands and tenements in the town of Lurgan, which he purchased from John Towlerton in 1738, [2] and which were, in 1747, in the possession of Phelemy McCartney and Patrick Nelson (or Wilson), and a meadow in Knockshane, or Knocknashane, townland. Capt. Stevenson stipulated further that, if William died before he came of age or married without his father's consent, then this legacy would go to his (Capt. Stevenson's) grandson, James; also, that William would pay to each of his four sisters the sum of £50.
  • 1757-10-17: Memorial no. 192-167-127009 – an indenture of assignment whereby, for the consideration of £100, William Stevenson assigned his leaseholds in Graham's Tenement in Lurgan and in Knocknashane (the latter comprising twenty-six English acres) to James Menagh of Lurgan, with a clause of redemption. [3]
    ☛ One of the witnesses to this deed was James Stevenson of Stewartstown, William's elder brother.
  • 1758-12-08: Memorial no. 194-472-131138 – deeds of lease and release whereby William Stevenson of Edinburgh demised his leasehold of twenty acres (English measure) in Drumgor, parish of Seagoe, to James Stephenson of Killyfaddy, county Armagh. James Stevenson of Stewartstown was also a party to the transaction. [4]
  • 1759-12-08: Memorial no. 195-471-131137 – deeds of lease and release executed by William Stevenson of Edinburgh of the first part, James Stephenson the younger of Killyfaddy, county Armagh of the second part, and James Stevenson of Stewartstown of the third part—whereby for the considerations mentioned in the deed, William Stevenson conveyed his right and title to the leasehold in Killeneharvey townland, also known as Mullalelis, in the parish of Kilmore, county Armagh, to James Stephenson the younger. [5]
  • 1760-08-22: Memorial no. 224-616-149314 – a deed of release whereby, for the considerations mentioned in the deed, William Stevenson and James Stevenson the younger of Stewartstown, Gents., grandsons of the late James Stevenson of Stewartstown, merchant, released lands in and near Lurgan (which their grandfather had purchased from John Toulerton and subsequently bequeathed to William and James the younger) to James Menagh of Lurgan. [6]
  • ... more calendar entries are pending ...


Sources and notes:


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Copy Will of James Stevenson; administration granted, 22 January 1747. PRONI ref. T1009/16. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016.


Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 90-283-64319: Toulerton to Stevenson (dated 31 July & 1 Aug 1738; reg'rd 17 Aug 1738). Copy per FHL film no. 522819. Transcribed and annotated by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-08-04.


Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 192-167-127009: Stevenson to Menagh (dated 17 Oct 1757; reg'rd 23 Jan 1758). Copy per FHL film no. 461383. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2016-10-05.


Registry of Deeds, Dublin. Memorial no. 194-472-131138: Stevenson to Stephenson (dated 8 & 9 Dec 1758, reg'd 17 Feb 1759). Copy per FHL film no. 461384. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick 2016-10-06, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2018-06-06.


Registry of Deeds, Dublin. Memorial no. 195-471-131137: Stevenson & another to Stephenson (dated 8 & 9 Dec 1759, reg'd 17 Feb 1759). Copy per FHL film no. 461384. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick 2016-10-04, and submitted to www.irishdeeds,index.net, 2018-06-06.


Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 224-616-149314: Stevenson & another to Menagh (dated 22 August 1760; registered 6 February 1764). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Archival ref. FHL film no. 461401; digital image online at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 20 December 2018.

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