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.
Name and Residence of Applicant: James Donnoly, Ballyvannon
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: House and land, Upper Massereene, town land of Ballyvannon
Yearly Value to be registered: £10
Marriage – James Nettleton to Elizabeth Patterson
The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated January 18 1833 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.
On the 7th inst in Glenavy Church, by the Rev. Danl. Bell, Mr James Nettleton, of Gortnagallon, Killead, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr. Hungerford Patterson of Ballyvannen.
Extract from Griffith Valuation 1862 – Union of Lisburn (Part of)
County of Antrim — Barony of Massereene — Parish of Glenavy
|Column 1 :||Number and letters of Reference to map|
|Column 2 :||Occupiers|
|Column 3 :||Immediate Lessors|
|Column 4 :||Description of Tenement|
|Column 5 :||Area|
|Not included –||Rateable Annual Valuation of land and buildings and Total Annual Valuation of Rateable property|
Ordnance Survey map number: 58 & 62
|1||Daniel McKaveny||Marquis of Hertford||House,Office,Land||16 00 20|
|2a||William Farr||same||House, Land||02 02 04|
|2b||Henry Farr||same||House, land||as above|
|2c||Richard Farr||Henry Farr||House||as above|
|3||John Farr||Marquis of Hertford||House, Office, land||01 01 12|
|4a||John Murray||same||House, land||07 03 07|
|4b||Patrick McAravy||same||House, land||00 00 32|
|5||same||same||same||04 02 35|
|6Aa||Rev. John H, Birtill||same||House, Offices, land||05 00 25|
|6B||same||same||same||09 00 00|
|6b||Moravian Chapel||see exemptions|
|7||Allen Cardwell||Marquis of Hertford||House, land||01 03 12|
|8a||Valentine Fitzgerald||same||Herd’s ho, Off, land||53 03 00|
|8b||John McKaveny||Valentine Fitzgerald||House||–|
|8c||Maurice Fitzgerald||same||House, garden||00 02 30|
|9||Eliza Crangle||Marquis of Hertford||House, Offices, land||45 01 29|
|10||John Creany||same||House, Offices, land||18 02 00|
|11a||same||same||Office, land||08 01 10|
|1b||Edward Neill||John Creany||House||–|
|12Aa||John Donnelly||Marquis of Hertford||House, Office,land||08 03 10|
|12B||same||same||House, Office,land||07 02 38|
|13||Patrick Donnelly||same||House, Office,land||04 02 05|
|14||Patrick Brankan||same||land||08 01 20|
|15||Francis Lowe||Michael Crossey||land||12 02 04|
|15a||Michael Crossey||Marquis of Hertford||House, Garden||00 02 00|
|16a||William Creany||same||House, Offices, land||16 02 00|
|16b||John Neill||William Creany||House, Small Garden||–|
|17a||Thomas Culbert||Marquis of Hertford||House and land||10 00 31|
|17b||William Culbert||Thomas Culbert||House and Office||–|
|18||James Farr||Marquis of Hertford||House,Office,land||15 02 04|
|19||same||same||same||02 00 02|
|20||John Neill,jun.||Marquis of Hertford||House, Office, land||09 03 01|
|21||Thomas Patterson||same||House, Office, land||20 03 10|
|22A||same||same||same||03 02 24|
|22B||same||same||same||07 03 27|
|22Ba||Anne Gatenby||Thomas Patterson||House, Garden||00 00 32|
|23||William J. Crossen||Marquis of Hertford||House, Office, land||01 03 32|
|24Aa||same||same||same||04 02 15|
|24B||same||same||same||01 03 12|
|25||John Neill, sen.||William J. Crossan||land||01 00 37|
|26||John Brien||Marquis of Hertford||land||04 00 25|
|27||John Farr||same||House, Office, land||08 01 29|
|28||same||same||same||02 02 33|
|29A||John Crossey||same||land||04 00 04|
|29B||same||same||same||05 00 36|
|30A||Mary Patterson||same||land||21 01 10|
|30B||same||same||same||06 01 38|
|30Ab||James Totter||Mary Patterson||House||–|
|31||Edward Crossey||Marquis of Hertford||House,Office,land||03 00 34|
|30Aa||same||Marquis of Hertford||same||00 00 35|
|32A||Joseph Marshall||same||House,Offices,land||11 02 23|
|32B||same||same||same||06 02 17|
|33||same||same||same||04 03 31|
|34||same||same||same||15 02 27|
|32Ba||Henry Marshall||Joseph Marshall||House||–|
|32 B b||Richard Patterson||same||House||–|
|33a||Margaret McKeever||same||House and Garden||00 03 06|
|35a||Francis Marshall||Marquis of Hertford||House and land||00 03 01|
|35b||John White||same||House and land||same|
|36a||Francis Marshall||same||House and land||05 02 27|
|36b||Ellen Lennon||Francis Marshall||House||–|
|37a||William Wilkinson||same||House, Office,land||04 03 05|
|37b||same||same||same||01 01 12|
|37c||same||same||same||07 00 08|
|37d||same||same||same||01 01 00|
|38a||Thomas Hickland||same||House,Office,land||09 02 30|
|38b||same||same||Houes,Office,land||03 01 24|
|39A||George Patterson||Marquis of Hertford||House,Office,land||08 03 00|
|39BAa||Hungerford Patterson||same||House,Office,land||01 03 32|
|39CAb||same||same||same||00 01 31|
|39D||same||same||same||02 03 23|
|39Ac||Samuel Aggie||same||House,Garden||00 00 30|
|40A||John Cormican||Marquis of Hertford||House,land||03 00 14|
|40B||same||same||same||02 00 02|
|39Ad||same||same||same||00 00 20|
|41||Thomas Neill||same||House,Office,land||13 03 04|
|42a||same||same||same||00 02 10|
|42b||Maurice Neill||same||House,Office,land||09 02 32|
|43Aa||Bernard Lappan||same||House,Office,Land||01 03 32|
|43B||same||same||same||04 01 25|
|44||Samuel Thompson||same||House,forge,off,land||07 02 08|
|45||John Addison||same||land||04 02 38|
|46||Marquis of Hertford||in fee||land||08 01 10|
|47||water||40 02 00|
|Total of rateable property||544 01 06|
|Exemptions: Moravian Chapel||–|
|Total including exemptions||544 01 06|
Tenders for Erection of Labourers Cottages
The following extract is from The Lisburn Standard – Saturday June 20th 1903
Lisburn Rural District Council
The Lisburn Rural District Council will, at their meeting on Tuesday, 14th July next, at the hour of half-past ten o’clock a.m., consider Tenders for the Erection of Labourers Cottages, as follows: Four cottages in the town land of Ballynadolly (Mr. J. Milliken’s land); four cottages in the town land of Glenavy (Mr. M. Armstrong’s land), two cottages in contractor (Mr. S. Green’s land_; one cottage in Ballyvannon (Mr. J. Craney’s land), the work to be done in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by Mr. James Hunter, C.E., and which can be inspected at this Office, or at Mr. Hunter’s residence, Beechwood, Ballymacash, Lisburn. The work must be carried out to the satisfaction of the Architect, and he houses completed and ready for occupation before 1st November next. Contractors when Tendering should state plainly in their Tender which of the Cottages they are tendering for, and the lowest sums for which they are willing to do the work.
Tenders containing the names of two solvent Sureties who are willing to enter into a bond for the due performance of the Contract will be received by me up to the hour of Twelve o’clock noon on Saturday, 11th July next.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. No tender will be received after the hour appointed in this notice.
William Sinclair, Clerk of the Council. Poor law offices, Lisburn.
McAreavy Family Photos
The following photographs appear with permission of Carol Appleyard. Carol can be contacted at email@example.com.
Father John McAreavey was the great uncle of Carol Appleyard. He was born of elderly parents in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, on 7 Mar 1915 and died in Adelaide on 25 Mar 1975 aged 60. He entered the Jesuits on 10 Mar 1934 and was ordained a priest on 3 Jan 1948.
Father John McAreavey mostly taught in schools – Latin, Greek, Classics, Ancient History and Biology. His longstanding history in Australian ants matured in the 1950s while teaching at Xavier College in Melbourne. He published articles, made a catalogue of Australian ants, built up a considerable collection which was later given to the CSIRO in Canberra. He died suddenly in his sleep from a coronary occlusion. His work is still being referred to by entomologists
Ellen McAreavey the mother of Jane Courtney (nee McAreavy). She came from the Mournes area and her father David was a miner.
Letting of Lands
The following is from The Ulster Star dated 25th February 1961 and appears with permission of the Ulster Star.
Ballyvannen, Roses Lane Ends
Letting of Lands
I am instructed by Mr. John McCambridge to Let by auction on the lands on Thursday 2nd March at 4 o’clock p.m.
13 acres lea (Eligible) for labour – in lots.
9 acres grazing
2 acres 2nd crop cutting
Terms – Usual Land Credit
Auctioneer and Valuer,
2 Bridge Street, Lisburn
Telephone: Lisburn 3128
Glenavy Cardwell and 40 Shades of Green
Almost two hundred years ago James Green from the parish of Ballinderry, County Antrim married Nancy Cardwell in her native parish of Glenavy. That was in September 1817 in the new parish church building in Glenavy village which had been the resting place to many of the Cardwell ancestors, from at least the early 18 th century.
A lack of records and scant details of those that survive from this period inhibit the researcher when attempting to establish the exact origin of the bride and groom on this occasion.
An American biographer, R.H.W. Peterson, compiled a sketch of James Green and his family and he informs the reader that James was the son of a Methodist minister called John and his wife Lizzie, born on 8th January, 1791. At the age of 19 he had lost both parents and in 1822 he and his wife left these shores for America, arriving in New York after 86 days at sea.