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Davidson & Oliver Records for Aghaloo Parish & Surrounding Area, Co. Tyrone

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Gwen Barry
gwenb[at]eastlink.ca

 

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This collection of records was developed in the process of trying to find my own Davidson ancestors of Aghaloo Parish. The particular family in question was that of GEORGE DAVIDSON (c1780-1862) and wife AGNES OLIVER (c1783-1860). In 1828, they emigrated from Aghaloo Parish to Inverness Township, Megantic County, Lower Canada (Province of Quebec), along with their children, all born in Co. Tyrone. The children all married in Lower Canada, and were as follows:

1. NICKLEY DAVIDSON, born c1806, m in 1828 to Andrew Fulton

2. ELIZA DAVIDSON, born 1807 m in 1828 to Samuel Henry

3. AGNES DAVIDSON, born c. 1809, m in 1838 to William Warren Trebilcock

4. SUSANNAH DAVIDSON, born 26 Feb 1810, m in 1828 to William Henderson – he formerly of Aghaloo Parish

5. THOMAS DAVIDSON, born c1812, m in 1833 to Sophia Hogg, m 2nd Jane Annesley and m 3rd Ann Bain

6. ROBERT DAVIDSON, born c1816, m in 1838 to Phoebe Aldrich

7. JANE DAVIDSON, born c1818, m William Marshall

8. GEORGE DAVIDSON II, born c1820, m Louisa Elizabeth Hogg

For a full account of the genealogy of the above family in Canada and beyond, see Gwen Barry, The Family History of George Davidson I (1780-1862) & Agnes Oliver: Co. Tyrone, Ireland to Megantic Co., Quebec and the North American Diaspora, Lower Sackville: Evans Books, 2004. Available at http://www.booksbygwen.ca

 

NOTES REGARDING SOURCES

1. All baptism, marriage, and burial records in this document identified as ‘COUNT’ are from: The Davidsons/Davisons of Ulster, by John Andrew Brodie Davison, Count of Clandemond. This manuscript is held by the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. It includes baptism, marriage and burial records for Davidsons of every county in Ulster. I abstracted all the Davidson records for Aghaloo Parish and Co. Armagh Caledon Estate Townlands.

2. Where the source is recorded as LDS IGI , it means Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index at : http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

3. Church of Ireland Church Records for the Diocese of Armagh, County Tyrone are available at PRONI, on microfilm, as follows:

a) Caledon: Dungannon Lower Barony, County Tyrone: Aghaloo and Caledon parish MIC/583-25 (Period 1700s-1841, with some illegible pages 1807-1809, 1811, and 1816-1819) and MIC/583-26 (Begins 1842). I abstracted all of the Davidson records which were legible, up to about 1836. This is St John’s C of I, on Churchill Rd., Caledon Village.

b) Carnteel parish MIC/583/27, 29-32. I abstracted all Davidsons.

c) Tynan Parish MIC/1/8 covers baptisms for1686-1725, marriages and burials for 1683-1897. C of I parishioners of the eastern half of Aghaloo Parish attended the church in Tynan Parish from about 1683-1691. I reviewed this microfilm. And MIC 1/12 covers baptisms for 1806-1853, marriages for 1806-1845, and burials for 1806-1897.

4. Presbyterian Church Records:

a) Drumhillery -PRONI MIC/1P/440 for 1700s-1805, Tynan Parish. The original register for 1806-1851 is held by the Rector of 2nd Keady Presbyterian Church, in Keady Town. Drumhillery, Tynan Parish, is known as First Keady Presbyterian. The parish register is also available at the Presbyterian Historical Society, Belfast. I did not review these records.I did not review either source for Davidsons.

b) Aughnacloy: PRONI: MIC/1P/38/4 covers baptisms for 1812-1824, and 1830-1842, and marriages from 1830-1841. (not reviewed by me). Parishioners of the western half of Aghaloo Parish went to the church in Aughnacloy, from its beginnings.

c) Ballymagrane: PRONI: MIC/1P/39 (not abstracted by me)

d) Caledon: PRONI: MIC/1P/25 (not abstracted by me)

e) Kinnard-Minterburn Presbyterian Church was located at Lislooney, County Armagh from about 1661 to 1714. If the church records survived, they might be located at Presbyterian HQ for Ulster, at Fisherwick Place, Belfast.

f) Minterburn, Dyan Townland, Aghaloo Parish:

- PRONI: MIC/1P/26 has two reels. PRONI MIC/1P/26/1 covers Minterburn Presbyterian Marriages 1845-1870, and baptisms 1829-1870. PRONI MIC/1P/26/2 covers Baptisms for 1829-1950, and Marriages for 1845, and for 1860-1911. Reel 2 overlaps what is on Reel 1, but the quality is better on Reel 2. I did not review either of these reels.

-PRONI: MIC/1P/460/1 is titled Baptismal Register for 3rd Cookstown Presbyterian Church. About ¾ down from the start of the reel are marriage records for various Presbyterian Churches in the County Tyrone Presbytry, including Minterburn Marriages for 1829-1822. I did not review this reel.

g) Lismulladown Presbyterian. The chapel was built in 1831. I couldn’t find a source for their records.

h) Caledon Village Presbyterian. The chapel was built in 1824. I couldn’t find a source for their records.

5. Wesleyan Methodist Church Records:

-Auchnacloy: MIC CR6/3/G/1 covers baptisms fro 1823-1843 (186)

6. Caledon Estate Papers: The PRONI D.2433 series contains the originals of lot lease papers between the Earl of Caledon and his tenants, in several hundred boxes. You must first review the PRONI Binder D.2433 to find the names and period that you wish to access. Each record has a call number. I abstracted all Davidson leases up to 1829, which was one year after my Davidson ancestors left Aghaloo Parish for Lower Canada.

7. Transactions relateing [sic] to the ?Caledon Estate since the grant thereof to William Hamilton Esqr by King Charles the 2nd.’ Mss Eng 218: 3-4. This MS contains 8 volumes of business letters of the 4th and 5th Earls of Orrery, dealing mostly with their estates in Ireland and England, many of them originals, 1714-1745. Volume 3 contains leases and an account of the Caledon Estate. These records held by the Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. I did not reviewed these records. They can only be accessed on site. You must register for a Special Collections Request at http://hcl.harvard.edu/info/special_collections/ You can then request any volume in advance by following the step-by-step instructions at: http://hcl.harvard.edu/info/special_collections_hollis Before proceeding to the Houghton Library, you must first go to the Privileges Office at the Widener Library to pick up your Reader’s Card.

8. A map of the Townlands of Aghaloo Parish can be found elsewhere on the County Tyrone website.

9. A list of other surnames found in this document can be found at the end of this document.


 

THE DAVIDSON RECORDS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

 

1. 1669-1769: Headstone inscription in the cemetery of St John’s C of I, Caledon, Aghaloo Parish, Co. Tyrone: Here lyeth the body of Jenot Hamelton wife to Hugh Hamelton of Tulneshane [Tullynashane] who departed this life the 7th August 17[??] aged 74 years. Also ye body of John Davison of Lismulado [Lismulladown?] who dyed the 29th November 1769 aged 100 years. [Ie. b c1669.] Source: George and Mona Wylie, “Gravestone Inscriptions: Churchyard of St. John’s, Caledon,” (143-183) in Duiche Neill: Journal of the O’Neill Country Historical Society, Vol. 3, 1988, 167.

2. 1710-1712: Tynan Parish, Co. Armagh, St Vindic’s C of I

18 May 1710, baptism of JOHN, son of MATTHEW DAVISON of Gortmaleg. Sureties: Joseph Cross, Mrs. Cross (p. 107)

3. 9 March 1712, baptism of WILLIAM, son of MATTHEW DAVISON of Gortmaleg. Sureties: Thomas Gardiner and Sarah Williams (p. 107)

4. 29 July 1710, HENRY DAVISON was a sponsor at the baptism of Henry, son of John Maraferson of Tullybrick (p. 116)

5. 22 Oct. 1710, baptism of ANNE, daughter of ALEXANDER DAVISON of Corfeghan (p. 107)

Source for above four records: Rev. J. M. Batchelor, “Tynan Parish Armagh, Burials, Marriages, and Baptisms, 1683-1723,” (pp. 99-132), Dúiche Néill: Journal of the O’Neill Country Historical Society, Vol. 15, 2006.

6. April 1714: In PRONI T729/3B: Return of tenant’s names of the town of Armagh returned at Manor Court held by the Archbishop of Armagh in April 1714, also chief tenants and undertenants of the Manor of Armagh:

At Gortnelege (Parish of Tynan)

Chief tenant - Captain Jas. Manson

Matthew DAVIDSON - Presbyterian, undertenant

Robert DAVIDSON - Presbyterian, undertenant

7. 1766: The following were living in the joint parish of Aghaloo and Carnteel, Co. Tyrone in 1766:

George Davidson, John Davison, James Davidson, John Davison, Francis Davison, Thos. Davison, John Davison, and John Davison.

Source: Religious Census Returns, 1766, Parishes of Aghaloo and Carnteel, Co. Tyrone, retrieved 20 Apr 2005 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/%7Ecotyroneireland/census/1766census.html . Also available at http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ShowFreePage.php?id=97 , and in Seanchas ArdMhacha, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1960, 147-170.

8. 1770, 30 Dec: Release by Henry Marshall the younger of Mullaghmossagh to James Brown of Drumaran, Co. Tyrone, and James Cooper of Genagh, Co. Monaghan, Gentleman, for the town and townland of Glendavagh, Release witness JOHN DAVIDSON of Lissmaladoon, Gent.

Source: Registry of Deeds, Ireland, Memorial no. 299-447-198921: Marshall to Brown (dated 30 Dec

1770; reg’rd 1 Jan 1774. Copy per FHL film no. 531672. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick at

http://www.arborealis.ca/resources/records/registry-of-deeds-ireland/dates/1751/1770-12-30-299-447 198921

9. 24 Nov 1795

Leasee: THOMAS DAVIDSON

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Killynaul formerly in the possession of David Holmes

Acreage: 20 acres, 1 rood, 33 perches

Rent: £30, 13 shillings, 7 pence Fees: £1, 10 shillings, 8 pence

Tenure: 1 life -the natural life of Hugh Doylan, only son of the Rev. Hugh Doylan of Caledon, age 8 years, or 31 years

Signatures: Thomas Davidson, and Lord Caledon

Notes: Small 4" x 4" lot plan shows the property abutting that of ALEXANDER DAVIDSON

Source: Caledon Estate Lease Papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/168/1

10. Nov 1795

Leasee: ALEXANDER DAVIDSON

Leasor: Lord Caledon

Location: part of the townland of Killynaul

Acreage: 21 acres, 3 roods, 3 perches

Rent: £29, 10 shillings, 7 pence. Fees: £1, 9 shillings, 11 pence

Tenure: 1 life -that of Thomas Irwin, 3rd son of Joseph Irwin of Dyan, aged about 12 years, or 31 years

Notes: Requires reasonable trespass for Davidson’s tenants

Source: Caledon Estate Lease Papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/168/2

11. 19 Feb. 1796, Registered Freeholders, Aghaloo Parish: These were all 40 shilling freeholders:

Thomas Davidson , at Lismulladown .

James Davison, at Lismulladown

Thomas Davison, at Killynall Townland

Alexander Davison at Mullycarnon Townland

Alexander Davison at Killynall Townland

John Davison at Edentatone, Glassdrummond Townland

David Davidson at Glassdrummond, Glassdrummond Townland.

John Davison at Ednagrehah, Ednagrehah Townland

Source: PRONI Freeholders List, retrieved 10 Oct. 2003: http://www.proni.gov.uk.freeholders/intro.asp).

12. 1796 Nov 20: Marriage of THOMAS DAVIDSON of Minterburn Division to Martha Sloan of Drumglass parish at Carland Presbyterian, Donaghmore Parish. Source: PRONI MIC/1/18

13. Nov 1799

Leasees: SARAH DAVISON and SHUSANA DAVISON

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Lismulladown

Acreage : 7 acres, 37 perches, and mixed together with 2 rooms in the north end of the dwelling house, formerly in the possession of their father, THOMAS DAVIDSON, deceased.

Rent: £10, 16 shillings, 11 pence. Fees : 10 shillings, 10 pence

Tenure: 3 lives of Royal family or 31 years

Notes: On overleaf : “office part, Oliver” On reverse side “James Oliver” signed by “Sary Davison and Susan Davison, 16 July 1800.

Source: Caledon Estate Lease Papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/195

14. Nov 1799

Leasee: JAMES DAVISON Senior

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Lismulladown

Acreage: 12 acres, 1 rood, 11 perches

Rent: £15, 19 shillings, 1 pence. Fees : 15 shillings, 11 pence

Tenure: 3 Royal lives or 31 years

Must allow reasonable trespass to cottiers. Lease not completed until April 1800, but valid from Nov 1799. Source Caledon Estate Lease papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/208

15. 16 July 1800

Leasee: JAMES DAVIDSON, farmer

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Lismulladown

Acreage: 9 acres, 3 roods, 20 perches

Rent: £12, 16 shillings, 9 pence. Fees : 12 shillings, 10 pence

Tenure: 3 Royal lives or 31 years

Signatures: Jas Davidson, and Earl of Caledon

Source: Caledon Estate Lease Papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/193

16. 1800: Leasee: WILLIAM DAVIDSON at Lismulladown

Note: Actual lease not reviewed. Info obtained from PRONI Index binder D.2433. Actual Lease is PRONI: D.2433/A/1/205

17. July 1800

Leasee: JOHN DAVIDSON

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Lismulladown

Acreage: 9 acres, 3 roods, 10 perches

Rent: £12, 16 shillings. Fees : 12 shillings, 9 pence

Signatures: John Davison, and Earl of Caledon

Note: On overleaf : “12 Oct 1832 due for renewal

Source: Caledon Estate Lease papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/213

18. 16 July 1800

Leasee: GEORGE DAVIDSON

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Lismulladown

Acreage: 7 acres, 37 perches

Rent: £10, 16 shillings, 11 pence. Fees : 10 shillings, 10 pence

Tenure: 3 Royal lives or 31 years.

Signatures: George Davidson, and Earl of Caledon

Source: Caledon Estate Lease papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/218

19. 1806 May 25: Baptism of William, son of WILLIAM DAVIDSON and wife Rosanna of Kilmore, at Caledon C of I. Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

20. 1807 Apr 24: Baptism of Susanna, daughter of GEORGE DAVIDSON AND WIFE Ann, of Lismulladon at Caledon C of I. Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

21. 1809 1809 May 5: Baptism of Jane, daughter of WILLIAM DAVIDSON, and wife Rose of Kilmore at Caledon C of I. Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

22. 1811, Dec 15: WILLIAM DAVIDSON joined the Masonic Order, Caledon Lodge. Source lost.

23. 1811 Dec 15: Baptism of James, son of JAMES DAVDISON, and wife Jane at Caledon C of I. Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

24. 1811 Jul 14: Baptism of Andrew, son of ANDREW DAVIDSON, and wife Anna [Hanna?] at Caledon C of I. Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

25. 1811 July 14: Baptism of William, son of WILLIAM DAVIDSON, and wife Elizabeth of Tynan Parish, Co. Armagh at Caledon C of I. Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

26. 1816 Jan 20: Baptism of Eliza, daughter of ALEXANDER DAVIDSON and wife Ann of Mullaghmore at Caledon C of I. Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

27. 1816 Dec 20: Baptism of John, son of JAMES DAVIDSON and wife Agnes at Caledon C of I. Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

28. 1816: JAMES DAVIDSON joined the Masonic Order, Caledon Lodge. Source lost.

29. 1818 Jul 14: Baptism of Mary, daughter of WILLIAM DAVIDSON and wife Jane Morrison of Dromore. Source: COUNT

30. 1 March 1821

Leasee: WILLIAM DAVIDSON of Tynan

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of the townland of Cortynan

Acreage: 2 acres, 3 roods, 14 perches

Rent: £5, 10 shillings, 3 pence. Fees: 5 shillings, 6 pence

Tenure: 1 life (Royal) or 21 years

Source: Caledon Estate Lease papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/400/2

31. 1 March 1821

Leasee: WILLIAM DAVIDSON of Cortynan, farmer

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Cortynan

Acreage: 2 acres, 3 roods, 14 perches

Rent: £5, 15 shillings, 9 pence

Signature: Wm Davidson, his mark

Note: Written on overleaf : “We the undersigned do surrender this lease with what it conveys to Henry Leslie Prentice Esq. [agent or attorney of the Earl of Caledon] Signed : Catherine Davidson her mark, James Davidson.

8 March 1839."

Source: Caledon Estate Lease papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/407

32. 1825 Tithe Aplotment for Lismulladown Townland. Figures are acres/roods/perches

Susannah Davidson, 4/1/0.

Jas Oliver, assignment of James Davidson Junior, 11/1/10

George Davidson, 8/0/30

John Davidson, assignment of John Carson, 2/0/37

John Davidson, 20/3/13

33. 1826 Nov 27: Marriage of WILLIAM DAVIDSON of Caledon to Jane Sloan of Caledon at Caledon C of I. Source: COUNT

34. 1828 Dec 29: Marriage of JAMES DAVIDSON of Caledon, whitesmith, to Elizabeth Lindsay of Kilsampson at Caledon C of I Source: PRONI MIC 583/25

35. 14 Sept 1829

Leasee: SARAH DAVIDSON

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Type of Agreement: Deed

Location: Church Hill, Caledon

Note: Lease at Church Hill previously granted to Edward Marshall, the petitioner’s great-grandfather

Source: Caledon Estate Lease papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/441

36. 1830 May 30: Baptism of Isabella, daughter of JOHN DAVIDSON, farmer, and wife Mary of Lismulladown. Source: COUNT

37. 1831 Jun 5: Baptism of Robert, son of JAMES DAVIDSON, smith, and wife Elizabeth [Lindsay] of Caledon. Source: COUNT

38. 1835 Jan 4: Baptism of Martha, twin daughter of JAMES DAVIDSON, smith, and wife Elizabeth [Lindsay] of Caledon. Source: COUNT

39. 1835 Jan 4: Baptism of Elizabeth, twin daughter of JAMES DAVIDSON, smith, and wife Elizabeth [Lindsay] of Caledon twin. Source: COUNT

40. 1836 May 8: Baptism of Mary Ellen, daughter of JAMES DAVIDSON, smith, and wife Elizabeth [Lindsay] of Caledon. Source: COUNT

41. 1836 July 31: Baptism of Robert, bastard son of MARGARET DAVDISON of Annaghsallagh. Source: COUNT

42. 1836 Sept 11: Baptism of Mary Ann, bastard daughter of MARY DAVIDSON of Caledon. Source: COUNT

43. 1838 Jun 3: Baptism of Elizabeth, daughter of JAMES DAVDISON, whitesmith, and wife Elizabeth [Lindsay] of Caledon. Source: COUNT

44. 1839 March 29: Baptism of James, son of JAMES DAVIDSON, labourer, and wife Mary, of Mullyneill, at Caledon. Source: COUNT

45. 1840 Feb 16: Baptism of Thomas, son of THOMAS DAVIDSON, labourer, and wife Ketty Coogan, of Keady Parish, Armagh,at Caledon. Source: COUNT

46. 1840, July 12: Baptism of Ann, daughter of JAMES DAVIDSON, whitesmith, and wife Elizabeth Lindsay, of Caledon, at Caledon C of I. Source: COUNT

47. 1840, Nov 1: Baptism of Sarah, daughter of Henry Campbell, labourer, and wife MARY DAVIDSON, of Tannaghlane, at Caledon. Source: COUNT

48. c1842: Marriage of CATHERINE DAVIDSON of Aughnacloy to Samuel Bleakley. Source: LDS IGI

49. 1843: ALEXANDER DAVIDSON was a Process Server (bailiff) at Caledon. Source: Names & Residences of Process Servers, Co. Tyrone 1843, extracted from the Londonderry Sentinel February 18, 1843. Transcribed by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia: len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

50. 1845-1970: St Vindic, C of I, Tynan Village, Co. Armagh:

Headstone: Here lie the remains of William DAVIDSON d Apr 15 1892 aged 47 years [Ie born c1845]

Headstone: DAVIDSON of Drumgolive

Headstone: DAVIDSON of Killylea. JOHN beloved husband of ELIZABETH DAVIDSON, d 1936 and also his brother MATTHEW, d 1970. Source: Abstracted by Gwen Barry

51. 1853 Nov 17: Marriage of JANE DAVIDSON of Mullaghmore, daughter of ALEXANDER DAVIDSON to Robert Ninimins of Minterburn Presbyterian, witness JAMES DAVIDSON. Source: PRONI MIC 1P/26

52. 1853, Dec 12: Marriage of WILLIAM DAVIDSON of Mullaghmore, son of ALEXANDER DAVIDSON, to Mary Travis at Minterburn Presbyterian, witness JAMES DAVIDSON. Source: PRONI MIC 1P/26

53. 1901 Census Minterburn District: Source: The National Archives of Ireland (on line).

Lismulladown Townland:

JAMES DAVIDSON, Head of Family, age 48, born Co. Tyrone, farmer, married, Presbyterian

ELLEN DAVIDSON, wife, age 38, born Belfast, married, Presbyterian

ELLEN DAVIDSON, daughter, age 2, born Co. Tyrone, Presbyterian

DAVID DAVIDSON, son, age 1, born Co. Tyrone, Presbyterian

SARA DAVIDSON, sister, age 27, born Co. Tyrone, not married, Presbyterian

DAVID DAVIDSON, father, age 87, born Co. Tyrone, retired farmer, widower, Presbyterian

SARAH JANE DAVIDSON, visitor, farmer’s daughter, age 4, born Co. Armagh, Presbyterian

Annaghsallagh Townland:

THOMAS DAVIDSON, age 23, farm servant, born Co. Tyrone, Roman Catholic, not married

Ballyvaddy Townland:

JAMES DAVIDSON, age 39, carpenter, born Co. Tyrone, C of I, married, nephew[?]

MARY ANN DAVIDSON, age 38, wife, born Co. Armagh, C of I, married

THOMAS GEORGE DAVIDSON, age 13, born Co. Tyrone, C of I, scholar, son

ANNIE DAVIDSON, age 11, born Co. Tyrone, C of I, scholar, daughter

WILLIAM JAMES DAVIDSON, age 9, born Co. Tyrone, scholar, C of I, son

JOHN DAVIDSON, age 7, born Col Tyrone, scholar, C of I, son

ALEXANDER DAVIDSON, age 1, born Co. Tyrone, C of I, son

54. 1911 Census Minterburn District: Source: National Archives of Ireland (on line).

Lismulladown Townland: (All were Presbyterians)

ELLEN DAVIDSON, Head of Family, widow, farmer, Lismulladown, age 45, born Co. Antrim. Was married for 12 years.

ELLEN DAVIDSON, daughter, age 12, born Co. Tyrone, scholar

DAVID DAVIDSON, son, age 11, born Co. Tyrone, scholar

SARA DAVIDSON, sister-in-law, age 54, born Co. Tyrone, single, imbecile.

Killynaul Townland:

PATRICK DAVIDSON, age 31, born Co. Tyrone, farm servant, Roman Catholic, single

55. 28 Sept 1912: Davidsons of Aghaloo Parish and Carnteel Parish who signed The Ulster Covenant: The Ulster Covenant was a petition in opposition to Home Rule for Ireland. Over 500,000 persons signed. The list of signators can be found on the PRONI website.

The following are all Davidson signers of the Covenant from Aghaloo Parish and Aughnacloy Parish:

Caledon District :

Sarah Davidson, Lismullydown

Ellen Davidson, Lismullydown

Ann Davidson, Cumber

John Davidson, Drumskinny

Willie J Davidson, Drumskinny

James Davidson, Drumskinny

Thomas G. Davidson, Drumskinny

Aughnacloy District:

William J Davidson, Cavankilgreen

Mary Davidson, Glendavagh

Jane Davidson, Knockaroy

Alexander Davidson, Glassdrummond

William Davidson, Favor Royal

Thomas Davidson, Annaghlong

Adam Davidson, Aughnacloy

Thomas Davidson, Aughnacloy

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OLIVER RECORDS – AGHALOO PARISH & CALEDON ESTATE

 

1. 1654-1727: Headstone inscription in the cemetery of St John’s C of I, Caledon: Here lyest the body of James Oliver who died May the [?] 1727 aged 73 years. [Ie. born c 1654]

Source: George and Mona Wylie, “Gravestone Inscriptions: Churchyard of St. John’s, Caledon,” (143-183) in Duiche Neill: Journal of the O’Neill Country Historical Society, Vol. 3, 1988, 172.

2. 1766: WILLIAM OLIVER was living in the Parish of Aghaloo and Carnteel

Source: Religious Census Returns, 1766, Parishes of Aghaloo and Carnteel, Co. Tyrone, retrieved 20 Apr 2005 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/%7Ecotyroneireland/census/1766census.html . Also available at http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ShowFreePage.php?id=97 , and Seanchas ArdMhacha, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1960, 147-170.

3. Nov. 1795: Leasee: JAMES OLIVER of Lusmulladown, in trust for James Wilson of Dyan

Leasor: Lord Caledon

Type of agreement: Lease renewal (James Oliver now in the possession of)

Location: Dyan

Acreage: 5 acres, 3 roods, 4 perches

Rent: £7, 13 shillings. Fees : 7 shillings, 7 pen ce

Tenure: 31 years or 1 life - James Wilson, a minor, being the eldest son of Moses Wilson, late of Dyan Hill, deceased.

Signatures: James Oliver, and Lord Caledon

Note: The tenants of James Oliver having full rights to draw turf and paying reasonable trespass.

Source: Caledon Estate Lease papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/100/5

4. 1796, Registered Freeholders, Aghaloo Parish:

James Oliver, 40 shilling freeholder on 19 Feb 1796 at Lismulladown

Mark Oliver, 40 shilling freeholder on 19 Feb 1796 at Lismulladown

Robert Oliver, 40 shilling freeholder on 19 Feb 1796 at Aughasallagh Townland

Source: PRONI, “Freeholder Lists,” retrieved at http://www.proni.gov.uk.freeholders/intro.asp, 10 October 2003 The lists of 40 shilling freeholders, signify those entitled to vote at elections up to 1829, after which the franchise level was raised to ten pounds.

5. Nov 1799: Leasee: JOHN OLIVER

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Eanagh, Aghaloo Parish

Acreage: 3 acres, 1 rood, 8 perches

Rent: £4, 5 shillings, 10 pence

Tenure: 3 lives or 31 years

Signature: John Oliver at Caledon

Source: Caledon Estate papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/22/7

6. Nov 1799: Leasee: ROBERT OLIVER

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Aughnasallagh

Acreage: 5 acres, 30 perches

Rent: £7, 17 shillings,1 pence

Tenure: 3 lives of Royal family or 31 years

Source: Caledon Estate lease papers, PRONI: D.2433/A/1/107/5

7. Date: Nov 1799: Leasees: SARAH DAVISON and SHUSANA DAVISON

Leasor: Earl of Caledon

Location: part of townland of Lismulladown

Acreage : 7 acres, 37 perches, and mixed together with 2 rooms in the north end of the dwelling house, formerly in the possession of their father, Thomas Davidson, deceased.

Rent: £10, 16 shillings, 11 pence. Fees : 10 shillings, 10 pence

Tenure: 3 lives of Royal family or 31 years

Notes: On overleaf : “office part, Oliver” On reverse side “James Oliver” signed by “Sary Davison and Susan Davison, 16 July 1800.

Source: Caledon Estate Lease Papers: PRONI: D.2433/A/1/195

8. 1800: Leasee: ROBERT OLIVER at Annasallagh

Note: Lease not reviewed. Info obtained from PRONI Index binder D.2433. Actual Lease is PRONI: D.2433/A/1/107/5

9. 1806: ROBERT OLIVER of Mullaghmore,

NOTES : Actual lease not reviewed. Info obtained from PRONI Index binder D.2433. Actual lease is PRONI: D2433/A/1/357

10. 1808, Jan. 1: Leasee JAMES OLIVER Junior: Leasor: The Earl of Caledon. Lease for one life or 21 Years, in Lismulladown, 16 acres, 3 roods, 34 perches, rent £11.4.2., including fees.

Source: PRONI D2433/A/1/363.

11. 1825 Tithe Aplotment for Lismulladown Townland. Figures are acres/roods/perches

Robt Oliver, assignment of Robt Wright, 4/2/12

Robt Oliver, assignment of John Carson, 6/0/15

Anne and James Oliver, 8/2/7

William Oliver and Joseph Magill, 4/0/15

Jeremiah Oliver, 12/1/31

Jas Oliver, assignment of James Davidson Junior, 11/1/10

Jas Oliver in right of his wife Sarah, 2/2/25

12. 1829, Dec. 1: ROBERT OLIVER, Lease from the Earl of Caledon for 10 acres, 3 roods, 19 perches at Lismulladown. Tenure of Lease – 3 lives, Rent – £12.11.2. Source: PRONI: D2433/A/1/445.

13. 1829-1832: ROBERT OLIVER, at Lissmullydown, Aghaloo Parish, Barony of Dungannon

Source: Freeholder’s Register for Co. Tyrone, printed in The Strabane Morning Post, 19 May 1829 to 12 June 1832, transcribed by Faye Logue from microfilms of the newspaper which were purchased from the British Library, retrieved 29 Jan 2007 at http://www.freepages.genealogy.com/~cotyroneireland/newspaper/freeholderreg.html

14. 1901 Census Minterburn District: Source: National Library of Ireland (on line). All were listed as Presbyterians.

Lismulladown Townland:

JANE OLIVER, age 77, Head of Family

MARY OLIVER, , age 36, daughter

ANDREW OLIVER, age 34, son

SARAH JANE OLIVER, age 4, visitor

Kilsannagh Townland:

JOSEPH OLIVER, age 60, farmer, head of family, married

JOSPEH OLIVER, age 19, son, not married

SARAH OLIVER, age 15, daughter, not married

15. 1911 Census Minterburn District. Source: National Library of Ireland (on line). All were listed as Presbyterians:

Lismulladown Townland:

ANDREW OLIVER, age 43, Lismulladown, farmer, Head of Family, born Co. Tyrone, Presbyterian, single.

Kilsannagh Townland:

JOSEPH OLIVER, age 70, farmer, born Co. Tyrone, Head of Household

ISLABEL OLIVER, age 68, wife, born Co. Armagh

SARAH OLIVER, age 25, born Co. Tyrone, daughter, single

ANDREW OLIVER, age 43, born Co. Tyrone, farmer, Head of Family, single

16. 1927-1997 Drumhillery Presbyterian Cemetery, Tynan Parish:

Headstone : MARY JANE OLIVER of Derryhaw, 1927-1997. Source: Abstracted by Gwen Barry

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OTHER SURNAMES FOUND IN THIS DOCUMENT (by record number)

FOUND IN DAVIDSON

Bleakley – 48

Brown – 8

Campbell – 47

Carson – 32

Coogan - 45

Cooper – 8

Cross – 2

Doylan – 9

Gardner – 3

Hamelton – 1

Holmes – 9

Irwin – 10

Lindsay – 34, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 46

Manson – 6

Maraferson – 4

Marshall – 8, 35

Morrison – 29

Ninimins – 51

Prentice – 31

Sloan – 12, 33

Travis – 52

Williams – 3

 

FOUND IN OLIVER

Carson - 11

Magill - 11

Wilson - 3

Wright - 11

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