John Ledlie, jun. (c.1676–1746) of Carnan, county Tyrone

This page provides a family tree outline for the descendants of John Ledlie, jun., of Carnan townland in the parish of Ardboe, county Tyrone. Except for those labelled “next generation, the links open in new windows and lead to records, blog articles, or biographical sketches and timelines. The numbered footnotes, [1][2], etc.are linked to source references at the bottom of this page.

Family outline:

John Ledlie, jun. (1676–1746) of Carnan [1] [2] [3]
… son of John Ledlie, sen., of Legoniel, co. Antrim, and Carnan, co. Tyrone [2]

… m. firstly,

Elizabeth White (b. bef.1677, d.1716)[3] [4]
… daughter of John White, sen. (d.1693), of Antrim, by his second wife. [4]

Children of John Ledlie, jun., and Elizabeth White:

  • Mary White (1701–1714) [3]
  • John? Ledlie [1]
    Existence doubtful, or died young: an indenture of lease, dated 3rd May 1737, cited Gilbert Ledlie (below) as the third son of John Ledlie. [12]
  • Esther Ledlie (1710–1714) [3]

m. secondly,

Sarah Kennedy (c.1678–1729), [5]
… daughter of the Rev. Thomas Kennedy (1625–1714) of Carland, and Mary O’Brien (c.1651–1721) of The Bonn, near Pomeroy, both of county Tyrone. [5] [6] [7] [8]

Children of John Ledlie, jun., and Sarah Kennedy:

  • Jane Ledlie (c.1717–1791) [10] [11]
    ☛ next generation (pending)

  • Thomas Ledlie (c.1719–1784) [13]
    ☛ next generation (pending)

  • William Ledlie (1722–1742) [3] [9]
    ☛ next generation (pending)

  • Gilbert Ledlie (c.1722–) [9] [12]
    ☛ next generation (pending)

This page was opened 23rd Decr 2018, and updated 2nd Jan 2019.
It is a work-in-progress.

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Laughlin, Ledlie I. Joseph Ledlie and William Moody: Early Pittsburgh Residents: Their Background and Some of Their Descendants. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1961.


Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstracts of Exchequer Bills dated 22 January 1700, 29 January 1700/1, and 15 May 1701; citing William Caraly (or Carely) vs. John Ladely, sen., John Ladely, jun., Joshua Ladely, James Ladely, Catherine widow of James sen. the father of John sen., Mary Hannington alias Hamilton, the widow of Pat Hamilton, and James Pettigrew. Typescript copies held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808, pp. 9164, 9172, 9173 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).


Laughlin, Ledlie I. Joseph Ledlie and William Moody: Early Pittsburgh Residents: Their Background and Some of Their Descendants. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1961. Inscription on a tablet, impressed into the wall of Ardboe parish church (Church of Ireland): “Opposite here lyes the body of Mary aged 13 years departed this life May I.U. 14 being ye first ever laid at this church & Esther aged 3, died Feby same year, daughters to John Ledlie junior & also Elizabeth his most dutyfull wife aged 34 departed ys life July 14, 1714 [or 1710?]. William his son aged 20 who died December 16, 1742 and said John aged 70 died June Yr. 1746.” Transcript by the author (pg. 175).
‡ The year was 1716, per a photograph taken of this tablet by Jonathan Gray, 19 December 2018.


Groves, Tenison (c.1863–1938). Groves Mss. Abstract of Exchequer Bill dated 28 November 1701, re: John White, jun. of Antrim, chandler, vs. John Ladley of county Tyrone, merchant, and Elizabeth, his wife; citing members of the White family and intermarriages. Typescript copies held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Archival ref. PRONI T808, pg. 9165 (transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2017-09-13).


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Book containing Mss genealogical notes relating to the Kennedy family of Co. Tyrone (c.1820). Also includes transcript of tombstone inscriptions of various families of the area, with extracts from Rev. John Kennedy's diary 1724-35. PRONI ref. D2481/5/21 (c.1820). Notebook attributed to the Rev. Robert Reid Kennedy (d.1849), Curate, parish of Artrea (Church of Ireland), county Tyrone. Transcript by Jonathan Gray and Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-06-18.


Carmichael-Ferrall, J. “Note on the Kennedy and Bailie Pedigrees,” based on the research of the Rev. Dr. James Kennedy-Bailie (1793-1864). The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archæological Association of Ireland. Vol. VII, fourth series, 1885-86. Dublin: printed at the University Press, by Ponsonby and Weldrick, 1887 (pp. 31-36).


Kennedy-Bailie, Rev. Dr. James (1793–1864). Genealogical Table of the Family of Kennedy (compiled c.1835/6, with notes). Manuscript held privately (by the Crossing family of Allentown, Penn., USA).


Belfast News-Letter (BNL), 17 June 1836 (pg. 4). "Genealogical sketch of the Rev. W. Kennedy M'Kay." Digital copy online at The British Newspaper Archive, (accessed 2014-02-24, by subscription).


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). e-Catalogue entry: “Lease for Lives by Geo. Conyngham, Springhill, to John Machlin, Coagh, carpenter, of a tenement and garden, 50' frontage, east side Geo. str., Coagh, Co. Tyrone. Lives:- Mary Machlin, daughter of John, 20 years, William Ledlie and Gilbert Ledlie, sons of John, Carnan, aged 6 years. Rents 5s. Fine 2s-6d.” Archival ref. PRONI D847/6/9A/1. Catalogue entry online at (accessed 2018-05-28).


Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Henrietta Street, Dublin). Memorial no. 121-828-83117: Marriage settlement agreed by Mary Burch otherwise Jackson and John Ledlie in anticipation of the marriage of Mary Birch’s son, John, and John Ledlie’s daughter, Jane (dated 8 December 1732, registered 8 April 1746). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (FHL film no. 461350); digital image online at (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to, 2016-07-13).


Belfast News-Letter, 26 April 1791. Death notice: “Died. At Milltown, Dromore, the 23d inst. in the 76th year of her age, Jane Birch, widow of the late John Birch, sen. of Birch Grove near Gilford—who, by her charity, industry and piety, was an eminent example of the wise man’s description of the virtuous woman—rov. c. xxxi. v. 10, 31.—and has rendered her memory very dear to her family and acquaintances. Such as approve of her example, let them go and do likewise.” Digital image forwarded by Jonathan Gray, 19 December 2018.


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). e-Catalogue entry: “Lease for Lives by George Conyngham, Springhill, one part, John Vance, Senior, Coagh, Co. Tyrone, other part, Next legally vested in William Vance, Coagh, merchant, son of said John, then same in John Vance, Alderman, city of Dublin, of north east side of Hanover Square, Coagh, Co. Tyrone, ½ Little Mullagh Island, ½ Great Mullagh Island, ½ Hugh Quinn's Park, ½ Lower Coagh. 42' Frontage 3 acres 15 perches, Scotch measure, 15 acres 20 perches, 4 acres 1 rood 19 perches, 16 acres 1 rood 20 perches. Lives: John Vance, eldest son of John Vance, Senior, Henry Blacker, 3rd son of Stewart Blacker, Brook End and Gilbert Ledlie, 3rd son of John Ledlie, Carnan, Arboe Parish. Fine £2-6s-0d. Rent £4-12s-0d.” (3 May 1737.) Archival ref. PRONI D847/6/3/1. Catalogue entry online at (accessed 2018-05-28).


The Londonderry Journal, 28 December 1784 (pub. by George Douglas). Death notice: “Thomas Ledlie, for many years a land-carriage officer in this city.” Transcript by the Coleraine Family History Society (Coleraine, co. Derry); online at (accessed 2018-12-30).

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