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Lisburn Lease Book County Antrim 1762




Landlord Observations Regarding Emigration to N. America 1762

Source
D/671/A4/8A & 8B: Castlereagh Estate Records, Lease Books of the Downshire Estate
September 1762
Archive of the The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Ballycannongannon lands

Tenant Number 7: William Graham.
Lease Date: Sept 1762.
Lives Present at Lease: Lease Holder aged 26,
his son Thomas Graham aged 4 years, Christopher Morrow
aged 2 years.
Landlord Observation: William and Thomas Graham
went to America in 1801 - Chris Morrow Grocer in
Saintfields
- William Graham died in America in 1804.

Tenant Number 10: Robert Herron
Lease Date: 1788.
Lives Present at Lease: Andrew Graham and John Graham
aged 2 years, his son and Thomas Graham aged 9 years.
Landlord Observation: Andrew Graham a Taylor [tailor?]
at the Bridge End of Lisburne (Lisburn) - John Graham
lives with him.- Thomas Graham went to America in 1801.

Ballymackbreenan Lands

Tenant Number 3: William Murray Senior.
Lease Date: 1775.
Lives Present at Lease: John Murray aged 12 years,
Michael Murray aged 3 years, his sons.
1816 Landlord Observation: William Murray Senior lives
on the farm - John and Michael his sons went to America
in 1800- John died in 1805, William died in January 1814.

Tenant Number 11: John and James Smith.
Lease Date: 1759.
Lives Present at Lease: Hannah his wife and
Thomas his son.
1816 Landlord Observation: James Smith and Hannah
his wife are dead- Thomas Smith went to America
7 years ago but his brother James produced a
letter from him dated in January 1802.

Tenant Number 12: Robert Warnock.
Lease Date: 1770.
Lives present at lease: Robert Warnock aged 26 years,
William John Dobbin aged 6 years and Robert McBurnie
aged 2 years.
1816 Landlord Observation: Robert Warnock lives on
the farm - William John Dobbin near Moira - Robert McBurnie
a soldier abroad.- William Dobbin went to America in 1808
- has not been heard from for some years. (1811)

Tenant Number 13: James Black and Samuel Miles.
Lease Date: 1759.
Lives Present at Lease: Eleanor Beatty aged 20 years,
William Davison aged 16 years and James Murray aged 6 years.
1816 Landlord Observation: Eleanor Beatty lives on the
premises, William Davison, Mr Blacks Bleacher and
James Morrow who went to America in May 1802,
but returned in the Spring of 1804. Eleanor Black died
in 1813.

Tenant Number 15: Susan and James McClurg.
Lease Date: 1775
Lives present at lease: James McClurg aged 20 years,
John Pettigrew aged 7 years and Patrick Niblock aged
9 years.
1816 Landlord Observation: James McClurg lives on the farm-
John Pettigrew in Ballymackbrenan, Patrick Niblock went to
America in 1800

Tenant Number 23: Christopher Carlisle.
Lease Date: 1775.
Lives present at Lease: John Miles aged 8 years and
Jane Corry aged 12 years.
1816 Landlord Observation: Christopher Carlisle lives
on the farm- John Miles went to America in 1798 -
John Corry dead - Christopher Carlisle died February 1810.

Braniel Lands

Tenant Number 3: Robert McQuoid.
Lease Date: 1772.
Lives present at Lease: John Reed [Reid?], John Anderson
aged 12 years and Janet Reed aged 4 years.
1816 Landlord Observation: John Anderson of Crossnacreevy
the only life in being- Janet Reed [Reid?] went to America
about 20 years ago another of the lives.

Carr Lands

Tenant Number 3: Robert Smith
Lease Date: 1759.
Lives Present at Lease: Samuel Mawhinny.
1816 Landlord Observation: Hugh Thompson the only life
in being went to America many years ago-
A postmarked letter was produced the 9th May 1806, from
Elizabeth Ferguson to John Rush of Cluntagh stating
that Hugh Thompson was living in America the winter
of 1804. - renewed from 1809.

Tenant Number 19: Thomas Graham.
Lease Date: 1781.
Lives Present at Lease: William Graham aged 18 years,
Thomas Graham aged 16 years and Robert Graham aged 12
years.
1816 Landlord observation: William dead-
Thomas on the farm - Robert went to America in 1801.

Carrickneveagh Lands

Tenant Number 2: Widow Davison
Lease Date: 1769.
Lives present at lease: Thomas Davison, John Davison
aged 20 years, Samuel Davison aged 13 years.
1816 Landlord Observation: Thomas Davison went to America
20 years ago - John Davison lives in Carrickmanon-
Samuel Davison lives in Glassdumming.
Thomas Davison the leasee died in 1810.

Tenant Number 9: Joseph Petticrew.
Lease Date: 1769.
Lives present at lease: Joseph Petticrew, Matthew Petticrew
aged 18 years and Joseph Petticrew aged 10 years.
1816 Landlord Observation: Joseph Petticrew went to
America some years before 1816. Matthew lives in
Carrickneveagh, Joseph the son went to America some years
ago - Joseph the father died in May 1806 - Joseph the son
went to America in 1812.

Tenant Number 17: John Todd.
Lease Date: 1769.
Lives present at lease: John Todd, Alexander Magee aged
10 years and Neal Gill aged 16 years.
1816 Landlord Observation: John Todd lives on the farm-
Alexander Magee lives in Carrickneveagh - Neal Gill
went to America 8 or 10 years ago.

Tenant Number 26: John Anderson.
Lease Date: 1769.
Lives present at date: John Anderson, Jane Anderson
his wife and John Anderson, his son.
Landlord observation: John Anderson and Jane his wife
live on the farm. John Anderson Junior went to America
4 years ago, he was heard of in May 1802.

Tenant Number 27: William Rainey.
Lease Date: 1769.
Lives present at lease: William Rainey, William McKee
aged 10 years, Joseph Carnduff aged 13.
Landlord observation: William Rainey lives on the farm-
William McKee went to America in 1795- Joseph Carnduff
lives in Knockbracken.

Tenant Number 28: Patrick Vance.
Lease Date: 1769.
Lives present at lease: John Rainey, William Kingan
and John McKee.
Landlord observation: John Rainey lives in Bangor -
William Kingan lives in Carrickneveagh -
John McKee went to America 20 years ago.

Tenant Number 29: John Magregor.
Lease date: 1769.
Lives present at lease: John Magregor, Matthew his son
aged 2 years and John McKee aged 10 years.
Landlord Observation: John and Matthew Magregor live
on the farm- John McKee went to America 30 Years ago,
but is living- John Magregor died in July 1813.

Tenant Number 34: David McKee.
Lease Date: 1769.
Lives present at lease: John Blair, William Blair
aged 8 years and John Blair aged 6 years.
Landlord observation: All the lives went to America
about 20 years ago and have not been heard of for
the past 7 years.

Clontenecally Estate

Tenant Number 3: Thomas Orr.
Lease Date: Sept 1767.
Lives Present at Lease: Thomas Orr, Gilbert Orr aged 16,
and Alex. [Alexander?] Anderson aged 12 years.
Landlord observation: Thomas Orr lives on the farm-
Gilbert Orr went to America in 1801- Alex Anderson lives
in Belfast

Crossan Estate

Tenant Number 3: William Strong.
Lease Date: 1789.
Lives Present at Lease: William Strong eldest son of Leasee,
aged 25 years, Michael his son aged 13 years and William
McCrea aged 4 years.
Landlord Observation: All the lives in America-
they have been lately heard from.

Tenant Number 4: John McBride.
Lease Date: 1789.
Lives present at Lease:
William Strong, John his eldest brother aged 19 years,
and Michael his second brother aged 13 years.
Landlord Observation.
All the lives in America - they have been lately heard from.

Tenant Number 5: Henry McCartney.
Lease Date: 1789.
Lives present at Lease:
John Strong, William Mussenden aged 8 years &
Sommers Dubourdieu (7, Possible age of individual?)
Landlord Observation: John Strong went to America in 1792-
William Mussenden Esquire - S. Dubourdieu a Lieutenant in
the Royual Artillery- the latter was killed before
St Sebastian.

Tenant Number 6: John McKelvey.
Lease Date: 1791.
Lives present at Lease:
John Johnston aged 30 years, Samuel Johnston aged 17 years
and Moses Johnston aged 7 years.
Landlord Observation:
John Johnston lives in Bangor, Samuel Johnston went
to America in 1799 - Moses Johnston Junior lives in
llymacbrenan.

Tenant Numb 8: John Weir.
Lease Date: 1783.
Lives present at lease:
Joseph Weir eldest son of the leasee, aged 24 years,
William Weir his third son aged 13 years and Alice
Weir, his daughter aged 14 years.
Landlord observation:
Joseph and William Weir live on the farm,
Alice went to America - Joseph Weir died in Sept 1815.

Tenant Number 9: Andrew Weir.
Lease Date: 1783.
Lives present at lease: Abraham Weir, eldest son of leasee,
aged 21 years, John Weir, his third son aged 15 years, and
Andrew fifth son of leasee aged 8 years.
Landlord observation:
Abraham and Andrew Weir live on the farm,
John Weir went to America in 1801.

Tenant Number 10: John Abernethy.
Lease Date: 1789.
Lives present at lease:
John Johnston, Moses his son aged 3 years, Samuel Johnston
aged 13 years.
Landlord observation:
John Johnston lives in Bangor - Moses Johnston Junior lives
in Ballymacbrenan. Samuel Johnston went to America in 1799-
farmed from hence and died in October 1813.

Killany Estate

Tenant Number 1: William Davison.
Lease date: 1766.
Lives present at lease: Leasee, John his eldest son
aged 21 years & James his second son aged 15 years.
Landlord observation:
William Davison dead about 18 months ago, John Davison
went to America and has not been heard of 2 years, James
Davison lives on the farm.

Tenant Number 4: Jane Samuel and John Bennett.
Lease Date: Sept 1766.
Live present at lease: Arthur Bennett and Jane his wife,
William Shaw, aged 8 years.
Landlord observation:
Arthur and Jane died some years ago - William Shaw went to
America in 1797 - a letter (postmarked) was produced from him
dated 12th January 1802.

Tenant Number 6: David Shaw.
Lease Date: Sept 1766.
Lives present at lease:
David Shaw, David Shaw, his son aged 18 years and William
Shaw his son, aged 8 years.
Landlord observation:
David Shaw the father dead - David the son lives on the farm-
William Shaw went to America 8 years ago but has been often
heard from - David Shaw died 4th September 1813.

Tenant Number 10: Robert Edgar.
Lease Date: Sept 1766.
Lives present at lease:
David Brown, Hannah Brown his daughter aged 1 year
and Andrew Reilly aged 10 years.
Landlord observation:
David Brown and Hannah Brown his daughter went to America
in 1797, Andrew Reilly lives at Stranraer in Scotland.

Tenant Number 13: William Herron.
Lease Date: Sept 1766.
Lives present at Lease:
Eleanor Dodds, Francis Dodds aged 14 years and James
Dodds aged 8 years, two sons of Eleanor Dodds.
Landlord observation: James Dodds the only life went to
America seven or eight years ago, but Herron says he has
a letter from him every year regularly and sometimes twice.
He produced a letter (postmark'd) dated 9th January 1802
from him. A letter from Dodds was produced dated 1st
January 1805.

Lisbane Estate

Tenant Number 12: Thomas McKee.
Lease Date: Sept 1759.
Lives present at lease:
James McKee, Hugh his brother aged 25 years, and John
another brother aged 10 years.
Landlord observation:
James McKee dead, Hugh McKee lives in Carrickneveagh,
John McKee went to America about 30 years ago and
has not been heard of for 12 or 14 years.

Lisnabreeny Estate

Tenant Number 7: Charles Wilson
Lease Date: 1732.
Lives present at lease:
John Mahoney aged 12 years, James [-------?] aged 23
years, and James McMahon aged 2 years.
Landlord observation:
James McMahon the only life went to America about
4 years ago but was heard from in 1801.
He was heard from in May 1805 by one Allen of Gilnahirk,
who knows him and an affidavid of his
existence was produced by Charles Willson [Wilson?] in
Oct 1806.

Tenant Number 33: John Ferguson.
Lease Date: March 1789.
Lives present at lease:
John Ferguson, William McConnell, aged 8 years and
John McClements.
Landlord observation:
John Ferguson went to America in 1795,
William McConnell of Lisnabreeny and John McClements.

Lisnastrain Estate

Tenant Number 14: James McMullan.
Lease Date: 1766.
Lives present at lease:
James McMullan and Thomas McMullan his son aged 20
years.
Landlord observation:
James McMullan went to America about 12 years ago &
has not been heard of - Thomas McMullan lives on the
farm.




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