Loughrelisk Townland, Ballinderry

Freehold Registrations, 1831

The following is an extract from The Belfast Newsletter dated 30th September 1831 and is used with permission of The Belfast Newsletter.

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at a General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 24th October, 1831.

No. 118

Name and Residence of Applicant: Robert Patterson, Loghrelish
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: House and land, Upper Massereene, town land of Loghrelish
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

Disputed Will

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd January 1910 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

A Disputed Will case.

The business was then proceeded with, as disputed will case being taken on immediately after the undefended cases, and occupying the Court for the greater part of the day.

The plaintiff was Samuel Crooks, farmer, Ballyknock, County Down and the defendant Sarah Catherine Ellis (widow of the late Isaac Ellis, of Loughrelish, Ballinderry.)

Mr. T.J. Campbell, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by Messrs S.F. McConnell & Co., solicitors, Lisburn) appeared for the plaintiff; Mr. S.C. Porter, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by Mr. L.E. Meenan, solicitor, Belfast), for Sarah Catherine Ellis; and Mr. G. Ellison, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by Mr. H. Mulholland, solicitor, Lisburn) for Mary Louise and Richard Augustus Ellis.

After evidence, the jury replied in the negative to the allegation of "undue influence," and His Honour gave a decree for probate of the will in favour of the plaintiff.

Disputed Will – Crooks vs Ellis

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd January 1910 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Quarter Sessions – Lisburn.
A disputed Will Case.

The business was then proceeded with a disputed will case being taken on immediately after the undefended cases and occupying the Court for the greater part of the day.

The plaintiff was Samuel crooks, farmer, Ballyknock, County Down, and the defendant Sarah Catherine Ellis (widow of the late Isaac Ellis, of Loughrelish, Ballinderry.)

Mr. T.J. Campbell, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by Messrs S F McConnell & Co., solicitors, Lisburn), appeared for the plaintiff; Mr. S.C. Porter, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by Mr. L.E. Meenan, solicitor, Belfast) for Sarah Catherine Ellis; and Mr. G. Ellison, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by Mr. H. Mulholland, solicitor, Lisburn), for Mary Louise and Richard Augustus Ellis.

After evidence the jury replied in the negative to the allegation of "undue influence" and His Honour gave a decree for probate of the will in favour of the plaintiff.

PRONI Will Calendars

The following information is taken from the will calendars in the PRONI and are reproduced with kind permission of Deputy Keeper of the Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

James Heaney

Date of Death 01 03 1899
Date of Grant 26 04 1899
Effects £61
Registry : Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the estate of James Heaney late of Loughrelisk County Antrim Farmer who died 1 March 1899 at Belfast granted at Belfast to Ann Heaney of Loughrelisk the Widow.

James Abbott

Date of Death 17 01 1913
Date of Grant 14 03 1913
Effects £619
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of James Abbott late of Loughrelisk County Antrim Farmer (Retired) who died 17 January 1913 granted at Belfast to Lucy Abbott the Widow and Thomas Sawers Merchant.

George Higginson

Date of Death 06 01 1917
Date of Grant 12 10 1917
Effects £1370
Registry Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the Estate of George Higginson late of Loughrelisk Ballinderry County Antrim Farmer who died 6 January 1917 granted at Belfast to Anne Higginson Spinster

Hessie Hill

Date of Death 20 02 1889
Date of Grant 26 04 1889
Effects £407 10s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Hessie Hill late of Loughrelish County Antrim (Wife of Robert Hill) who died 20 January 1889 at same place were granted at Belfast to Robert Hill of Loughrelish Weaver the Husband.

George Ingram

Date of Death 15 01 1906
Date of Grant 23 02 1906
Effects £216 17s 3d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the estate of George Ingram late of Loughrelish County Antrim Retired Clerk who died 15 January 1906 granted at Belfast to Eliza Ingram the Widow.

George McCord

Date of Death 21 07 1906
Date of Grant 05 12 1906
Effects £1803 17s 4d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of George M’Cord late of Rosevale Loughrelish Ballinderry County Antrim Farmer who died 21 July 1906 granted at Belfast to Eliza M’Cord the Widow.

Elizabeth Crozier

Date of Death 01 11 1908
Date of Grant 23 06 1909
Effects £230 3s 6d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the Estate of Elizabeth Crozier late of Loughrelish County Antrim who died 1 November 1908 granted at Belfast to Robert Crozier Farmer the Husband.

John Ferris

Date of Death 26 04 1910
Date of Grant 23 05 1910
Effects £198
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of John Ferris Formerly of Ballyknock Moira County Down and late of Loughrelish Ballinderry County Antrim Farmer (Retired) who died 26 April 1910 at Loughrelish granted at Belfast to Samuel Crooks Farmer.

William Andrew Mercer

Date of Death 11 05 1913
Date of Grant 15 10 1913
Effects £401 14s 3d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of William Andrew Mercer late of Loughrelish County Antrim Farmer who died 11 May 1913 at The County Antrim Infirmary Lisburn granted at Belfast to The Reverend Joseph W. Minchin Clerk and Robert Mercer Farmer.

Margaret Mallon

Date of Death 04 02 1915
Date of Grant 28 10 1915
Effects £235 11s 11d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the Estate of Margaret Mallon late of Loughrelish County Antrim who died 4 February 1915 granted at Belfast to Robert Mallon Farmer the Husband

Jane Mercer

Date of death 28 07 1916
Date of Grant 12 09 1917
Effects £5
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration (with the Will) of the Estate of Jane Mercer late of Loughrelish Ballinderry County Antrim Widow who died 28 July 1916 granted at Belfast to Minnie Millar Widow.

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