News transcripts - Stevenson & Stephenson, 18th century

Please note that this page includes transcripts for the Stephenson family of Killyfaddy in the parish of Lisnadill, county Armagh.

Source: The Belfast News-Letter, 8 August 1746 (pg. 4). "Tithes to the Dean of Armagh." From an electronic copy held by ancestry.ca (accessed 2016-01-15, by subscription). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

To be Lett,
  The Tithes of the several Parishes of Ballyeaston, Killwaghter, and Carn Castle, belonging to the Reverend James Aughmute, Dean of Armagh. Proposals will be received by Mr. James Stephenson of Killifaddy near Armagh, or by Mr. John Allen of Drumadarah.
Dated this 27th June, 1746.

Source: The Belfast News-Letter, 8 April 1757. "Robert Stevenson of Sessiagh, co. Tyrone, charged with stealing." From an electronic copy held by ancestry.ca (accessed 2016-01-15, by subscription). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

  At our Assizes ... a remarkable trial came on between his Majesty’s Attorney General plaintiff, and one Robert Stevenson of Sessiagh in the county of Tyrone farmer, defendant, who was indicted for stealing out of the barn of Mr. Carmichael of Spaw-mount, a large quantity of wheat; and after a solemn hearing of several hours, the jury brought the defendant in guilty of the felony to the value of 3s. 6d. and was burnt on the hand.

Source: The Belfast News-Letter, 5 August 1757. "Robert Stephenson of Dublin, merchant." From an electronic copy held by ancestry.ca (accessed 2016-01-15, by subscription). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

  To be sold by publick cant on the lands of Gallow-hill near Antrim, on Wednesday the 31st of August, about 20 acres of oats, and between 20 and 30 acres of meadow, mostly upland, laid down with grass seeds and clover, to be set up in lotts as most agreeable to the bidders; there will at the same time be sold some cars and farming utensils. Six months credit will be given (interest free) on sufficient security. The lands are to be let from the first of November next, for years or lives with or without renewals for ever, and any part of the rent fined down or the interest sold. Proposals to be made to Robert Stephenson merchant in Dublin: James Gordon living on the lands will shew them to any person inclinable to view them.

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