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T662/427

 

Will of  Edward McKenney of Ballylough

18 August 1872

 J Murland & CO, Downpatrick

 I , Edward McKenney of Ballylough …. do hereby make the following bequeaths:

 

1.       To my son, John, the sum of 6 pounds to be paid off my “prease”

2.       To my son, Edward, the sum of 6 pounds to be paid off my “prease”

3.       To my wife, Margaret, a decent living off this “prease” and the “Meyer” room of my house and the garden off the upper end of my house

4.       To my daughter, Catherine, the sum of 30 pounds to be raised off this “prease”

5.       To my daughter, Mary, the sum of 15 pounds to be raised and paid off this “prease”

 

6.       Should my daughter, Catherine, remain single, I allow her live with her mother and to possess the same room even after the death of her mother.  Should she live after her, and also my son, Patrick, I bequeath to him the house that he now lives in with the garden of the same to hold and possess free of rents or any demands

7.       To my son, Hugh, the remainder of my land and all the chattels and movables of this “prease” after paying all written in this will

 Will written and signed by one hand.  Written name of Edward McKenney at bottom and written names of Witnesses:  John McKenney and Henry Smyth


619

 Registry of Deeds

 Memorial of an Indenture

 2 December 1821

 Parties: John McKey of Swallyreugh, County Down, farmer and

            Hector McKinney and Francis McKinney of Drin, County Down, farmers

 Content:

 John McKey, for and in consideration of the sum of 150 pounds to him paid by Hector McKinney and Francis McKinney several parts and parcels of lands of Dree, commonly known by the name of (word unrecognizable) and by the therein mentioned map (not map included) marked as numbers 5, 6 and 7.  Lands containing 101 acres, 2 roods and 11 perches

 Assign to John McKey equal half or mostly of the meadow mentioned therein as tenants in common and not join tenants.  Assignment of lease to McKey for duration of life of John McKey and John McKey, son of Paul McKey

 Signed :  Hector McKinney (his mark)

 Witness:  Laughlin McKinney, aged 30 years

 

618

 

Registry of Deeds

 Memorial of an Indented Deed of Conveyance

 25 October 1821

 Parties: James McCormick of Drin, County Down, farmer and

            Peter McKinney of Moneynabane, County Down, farmer

 Content:

 James McCormick in consideration as mentioned in the deed, conveys to Peter McKinney that field or parcel of land adjoining the lands of John McCormick on the east, both lands of Patrick Burns and John McCallister on the west,  Andrew Burns and Bernard Dermat on the north and to the house and garden of James and John McCormick on the south.

 Land totaling 3 acres Irish plantation measure being in the Townland of Drin

 Signed :  Peter McKenny (poorly written)

 Witness:  John McKenney (poorly written

 

D366/456

 

Deed of Partition

 Date:    21 January 1830

 Parties

 

1.       Edward McKinny of Drin, County Down, farmer Eldest son and heir at law of John McKinny, farmer deceased , late of Drin,  as the first part and

2.       Sara McKinny of Drin , widow of above deceased John McKinny with

John McKinny of Drin and Toel McKinny of Drin, farmers, sons of the above deceased John McKinny, collectively as the second part and

3.       Peter McKinny of Drin, farmer, as the third part and

4.       Richard Baxter or Crossgar, County Down, gentleman, as the fourth part

 

Content:

 Right Honorable Arthur Lord Viscount Dungannon by indenture of lease dated 4 March 1794 demised unto John McKinny (deceased), lands totaling 22 acres, 1 rood and a few perches Irish plantation measure for annual rents of 9 pounds, 17 shillings and 4 pence.

 During the duration of the lease, John McKinny put Edward McKinny into the quiet and peaceful possession of about 7 acres and retained the remainder himself until his death on 6 March 1824.

 John McKinny died without making or publishing a will and upon his death Edward, Sarah, Toel and John McKinny, the younger parties hereto, above, came to earlier agreements regarding the disposition of John McKenny’s lands.  Each held certain parts and paid their rents in severalty but with no deed.

 Subsequent, some disputes and differences have arisen between the first and second parties regarding the portions of the lands to which they were entitled.

 An ejectment on the title was brought about by John Jack, the lessee, in His Majesty’s Court of Kings Bench in Ireland for the recovery and possession of the whole of the parts and proportions of the lands of which Sarah, John and Toel McKinny were in possession..  The separate defenses of the Ejectment  were made be Sarah, Toel and John McKinny.  Agreement was reached prior to trail or judgement regarding an apportionment of the lands totaling 14 acres Irish measure to be divided between Sarah, Toel and John McKinny.  To avoid further disputes and disagreements, a survey was conducted regarding the apportionment.

 It was agreed that Peter McKinny, the third party, shall possess the following lands:

 

·         The portion of the Survey marked “3”, consisting of 2 roods and 5 perches,

·         Half the field or meadow marked “4”, which half contains 15 perches

·         The field marked “1” adjoining “4” and consisting of 1 rood, 20 perches

·         All three parcels totaling 1 acre and all three colored yellow on the survey map.

 

It was agreed that Edward McKinny, the first party, shall possess the following lands:

 

·         The remainder of the field marked “4” consisting of 1 rood and 32 parcels

·         Whole of the field marked “2”, consisting of 3 roods and 12 perches

·         The whole of the field marked “5”.

·         One half of the said field or meadow marked “4”, consisting of 2 roods and 20 perches

·         A road of 10 feet wide across the head of the field marked “12” and along the march inside the field marked “8” – said fields being in possession of John McKinny and said road being distinguished by the color green

·         Freedom of the road leading from the Moss to the Mountain Road at John Roganis House

·         All parcels total 1 acre, 3 roods and 24 perches and all colored green on the survey map

 

It was agreed that John McKinny, a portion of the second party, shall possess the following lands:

 

·         The remainder of the field marked “8” consisting of 1 acre, 2 roods and 7 perches

·         The garden marked “9”

·         Remainder of the fields marked “12”

·         2 roods, 20 perches of the field marked “7” and adjoining to the field marked “8”

·         All parcels totaling 5 acres, 3 rood, 10 perches and all colored purple on the survey map

 

It was agreed that Toel McKinny, a portion of the second party, shall possess the following lands:

 

·         The remainder of the field marked “7” consisting of 1 acre and 7 perches

·         The field marked “10” consisting of 3 roods

·         The field marked “11” consisting of 2 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches

·         That part marked “The Haggard” consisting of 2 roods and 8 perches, with that part of the close adjoining to as now in his possession

·         All parcels colored red on the survey map.

 

Other costs

 

John and Toel McKinny to equally share and pay

 

·         the costs incurred on the part of the Lessor of the Plaintiff the Ejectment, the costs incurred in the three defenses

·         Sum of 10 pounds in rents in arrears already paid by Edward McKinny

 

Other

 

Richard Baxter shall be appointed as trustee in order to carry out the agreement in full effect.

 Signed:

 Edward McKenney  (poorly written)

Sarah McKenny (her mark)

John McKenney (adequately written)

Peter McKenny  (adequately written)

Tolly (Toel) McKenny (adequately written)


 

D366/485

 

Deed of Partition

 Date:    5 January 1832

 Parties:  Toel McKinny of Drin, Parish of Dromara, County Down, farmer and

John McKinny, brother to said Toel McKinny, farmer

 

Content:

 

Reference to Right Honorable Lord Viscount Dungannon by indenture of lease dated 4 March 1794 demised unto John McKinny (deceased), father of Toel and John McKinney of lands totaling 22 acres, 1 rood and a few perches Irish plantation measure.  Duration of said indenture to be the natural lives of John McKinny (deceased) or his sons Edward McKinny and Peter McKinny.  Lease requires annual rents of 9 pounds, 17 shillings and 4 pence.

 

Reference to the Indented Deed of Partition made 21 January 1830 between

 

1.       Edward McKinney of Drin, brother of Toel McKinney and John McKinney, farmer, as first party

2.       Sarah McKinney, widow of the said John McKinney the elder (deceased), the aforesaid Toel McKinney and John McKinney, collectively, as second party

3.       Peter McKinney of Drin, aforesaid, as third party

4.       Richard Baxter of Crossgar, County Down, Gentleman, as forth party.

 

Said Deed of Partition included specific portions stated in a Survey Map.

 The said Toel and John McKinney allocated portions of the holdings of John McKinney (deceased).

 As regards this partition, John McKinney was allocated:

 

The remainder of the field as indicated in the survey map as “8”, consisting of 1 acre, 2 roods and 27 perches

the garden marked “9” and the remainder of the field marked “12”

the field marked “7”, 2 roods and 20 perches, adjoining to the field marked “8:”

The whole of which totaling 5 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches distinguished on the survey map by the color purple.

 As regards this partition, Toel McKinney was allocated

·         The remainder of the field marked “7” consisting of 1 acre and 7 perches

·         The field marked “10” consisting of 3 roods

·         The field marked “11” consisting of 2 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches

·        That part marked “The Haggard” consisting of 2 roods and 8 perches, with that part of the close adjoining to as now in his possession.  The close having been divided between aforesaid John and Toel McKinney.

·         All parcels distinguished by the color red on the survey map.

 

John McKinney has contracted with Toel McKinney for the sale of Toel McKinney’s estate in the 2 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches indicated by the number “11” in the survey map for the sum of 44 pounds.  John McKinney agrees to give to his brother, John McKinney, 10 perches of land on the west side of that field numbered “8” on the survey map, bounded and measured by the old fence, or boundary between “8” and “7” on the survey map. In exchange for the officer house, consisting of a stable and “Byne” adjoining each other and belonging to Toel McKinney, situated in front of the close, house of Toel McKinney and in a range within the offices of John McKinney, which bounds the same on the north.

 Toel McKinney to pay Toel McKinney the sum of 5 shillings for one year's immediate use of parcels for one year transferred to John McKinney.

Signed :

John McKenney (well written)

Tolly (Toel) McKenny (well written)

 

Post Subscript:

Received from the within named John McKenney the sum of 44 pounds sterling being the consideration money in the within Deed mentioned, the day and year first within mentioned.  Signed:  Tolly (Toel ) McKenny.