1798-06-01: Harpur and Chambers to Huggins

Source: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Conveyance by Harpur and Chambers to Huggins, re: tenements in Moy, county Tyrone; a plot of ground in Benburb, county Tyrone; land in Turleenan, parish of Clonfeacle, county Tyrone; and, farm and land in Corr and Donnavally, parish of Loughgall, county Armagh. PRONI ref. D889/1/44, dated 1 June 1798. Copy from Registry of Deeds, memorial no. 513-171-335933, registered 14 August 1798 (accessed 2003-11). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick 2016-01-11, and submitted to www.irishdeeds index.net 2016-07-15. Please cite your sources.

The following are extracts of the indenture and leases cited—the archival document running to twenty-five pages in length:

Copy Deed of Conveyance
No 2a, Dated 1st June 1798
Edward Harpur and Lillias, his wife
David Chambers and Margaret his wife
to William Huggins.

Robert Halls
9 North Frederick Street

[Parties:]
- Edward Harpur of Moy merchant
- David Chambers of Magherafelt in the County of Londonderry Gentleman
- William Huggins of Gortgonis in the County of Tyrone Esqre

Transcriber's note: Leases to heirs and assigns, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Indenture dated 10th December 1792; Right Honourable Arthur Lord Viscount Dungannon and Charles Mann of Moy; to Charles Mann; 33 acres 1 rood 0 perches; formerly held by Patrick Fullard and his under tenants, together with house and garden formerly held by Arthur Rice containing one acre, also house and garden formerly held by George McCoden [McCoclen?] containing two roods, the whole being three quarters of an acre, part of the townland of Dromarte in County of Armagh with appurtenances; to Charles Mann, during the natural lives of Arthur Crawford son of Hugh Crawford of Belfast merchant aged nine years, Princess Sophia aged fifteen years, and Princess Amelia aged nine years (daughters of George the Third); rent, thirty-two pounds two shillings tenpence, with one shilling in the pound Receivers fees.
  • 10 May 1788; Richard Dobbin of Carrickmacross in County Monaghan Esqre and Charles Mann; to Charles Mann; house garden and Tenement in the Town of Moy, formerly possessed by James Reed, together with field belonging to the Town of Moy commonly called Reeds field and one acre of meadow, together with five brick houses at rere of Thomas Caulfields Esqres Garden commonly called the Brickrow with gardens and also field of Land commonly called the five acre field; all in the Town of Moy, parish of Clonfekle and County of Tyrone; To Charles Mann from first November last and during the natural life of Charles Mann  Lillias Mann aged fourteen years and Margaret Mann about twelve years (daughters of Charles Mann) and Survivor, provided that Richard Dobbins' Interest should continue at clear yearly rent of £28 7 shillings 0 pence.
  • 10 March 1772; Reverend James Dobbins [sic] of Moy Clerk and Charles Mann then of Aughatarragh, County Armagh; to Charles Mann; tenement lately held by Faithful Graham; to Charles Mann; during the natural life of Charles Mann and Elizabeth Mann otherwise Wallace his wife and Andrew Kennedy aged ten years son of the Revd William Kennedy of Carlan in County Tyrone and survivor; rent, yearly £12 3 shillings 0 pence, with one shilling in the pound Receivers fees. [Transcriber's note: See 1798-06-09: Huggins to Burrowes for subsequent disposition.]
  • 1 December 1768; Rev. James Dobbins and Rebecca Moon of Moy; to Rebecca Moon; house and garden with park of Land adjoining towards Gorestown containing 3 acres 1 rood 20 perches, and one acre of meadow English statute measure; in manor of Charlemont and County of Tyrone; to Rebecca Moon; during the lives of Robert Moon son to Rebecca, William Miles aged fourteen years and George Miles aged nine years, sons of John Miles of Rossace and survivors; provided Interest of James Dobbins in premise whould continue at yearly rent for house and garden of £4 7 shillings sixpence, and one shilling in the pound for Receivers fees. [Transcriber's note: See 1798-06-09: 337069: Huggins to Cross, re: subsequent disposition.]
  • Rebecca Moon, by Indenture dated 1 November 1774 to Charles Mann and by other Indenture dated 1 January 1781, between Right Honourable James Earl of Charlemont and Charles Mann; to Charles Mann; in Moy, tenement on north side of Street or Market ground adjoining road leading to Dungannon and opposite tenement lately demised to John Cavanaugh, containing in front forty feet together with nine feet for a gateway or passage to rere ...; to Charles Mann; during the natural lives of George the Third and Queen Charlotte and Prince of Wales and survivor of them; covenant for perpetual renewal; yearly rent, £1 7 shillings 10 pence, with twelve pence in the pound Receivers fees. [Transcriber's note: See 1798-06-09: Huggins to Gilmore for subsequent disposition.]
  • January 1790; Right Honourable James Earl of Charlemont and Charles Mann; farm let to Charles Mann; part and parcel of Town and lands of Corr and Donavalley [in the county of Armagh], in possession of Charles Mann, containing 25 acres 0 roods 20 perches English Statute Measure; map annexed to indenture; situate in Manor of Charlemont; to Charles Mann; during the natural lives of Robert Livingston aged eighteen years and Margaret Livingston aged ten years (second son and third daughter of Robert Livingston of Armagh Esqre, and Margaret Mann second daughter of Charles Mann the Lessee aged fourteen years, and survivors; clear yearly rent, £23 4 shillings 9-1/2 pence, with twelve pence in the pound Receivers fees. [Transcriber's note: See 1798-06-09: Huggins to Gilmore for subsequent disposition.]
  • 1 December 1770; Right Honourable Richard Lord Viscount Powerscourt and Charles Mann; to Charles Mann; a plot of ground in Benburb adjoining Mr Delaval's containing 1 acre 18 perches English Measure, and 6 acres 3 roods 31 perches English Measure as was set out by Jacob Navell of Lisduff [?] and formerly in possession of Terence ONeill; in manor of Benburb, County of Tyrone; to Charles Mann; during the life of Charles Mann and Prince William Henry [Harry?] and Prince Edward third and fourth sons of George the Third and the longest liver of them; yearly rent, £1 per acre for plot of ground and 14 shillings per acre for land, or sum of £5 19 shillings sixpence.
  • 1 January 1791; Right Honourable Earl of Charlemont and Charles Mann; to Charles Mann; tenement in town of Moy commonly called the Stone house, on south side of Street leading to Charlemont between rere of tenement held by the representatives of then late Rev. James Dobbins and the ground intended for a Quay adjoining the River Blackwater, front one hundred forty feet, depth one hundred ten feet; to Charles Mann; during the natural lives of Prince of Wales, Prince Augustus Frederick and Prince Adolphus Frederick and survivor ... perpetual renewal; clear yearly rent, £9 with twelve pence in the pound receivers fees payable quarterly.
  • 20 December 1791; Johnston Lockart of Holywood County Down and Charles Mann; to Charles Mann; land in the Townland of Donnavally and Corr formerly possessed by Charles Mann; estimated eight acres English Statute Measure, in County Armagh, to Charles Mann; during the natural life of Edward Harpur of Moy; clear yearly rent, £8 12 shillings.
  • 15 May 1752; James their [?] Lord Viscount Charlemont and Elizabeth Garrett of Tyrleenan in County Tyrone Widow; to Elizabeth Garrett; part of Lands of Tyrleenan, containing 16 acres 3 roods 4 perches, in Manor of Charlemont County Tyrone; during natural lives of Elizabeth Garrett, William Bull aged seven years son of John Bull of Drumgrannon farmer and John Whitsett aged nine years son of William Whitsett Gentleman and survivor; clear yearly rent, £8 16 shillings, with twelve pence in the pound receivers fees. Elizabeth Garrett to Alice Irwin and who, in turn, conveyed to Robert Boyd of Moy by an Endorsement on the back of said Lease, dated 29 January 1754, which stated that Robert Boyd did afterwards become Bankrupt and the Lands and premises were convey'd by John Marshall and Robert Magill assignees of the Estate of Robert Boyd to Charles Mann by an Indenture dated 2 September 1785.
  • 15 February 1785; Edward Harpur and Charles Mann; to Charles Mann; part of land in town of Moy between tenement possessed by Matthias Tobias and tenement then in possession of the representatives of Timothy Bailey; containing estimated 55-1/2 feet; to Charles Mann; during the natural lives of present King and Queen and Prince of Wales; yearly rent, £1 14 shillings 8 pence.
  • 10 January 1786; Edward Harpur and Charles Mann; to Charles Mann; tenement formerly occupied by James Burgess, containing sixty feet in front; to Charles Mann; during the lives of Edward Harpur senr and John Holborn and James Holborn and survivor; clear yearly rent, 15 shillings.
  • 15 August 1792; Edward Harpur and Charles Mann; to Charles Mann; tenement in town of Moy possessed by Mathias Tobias; to Charles Mann; premises with appurtenances; during the natural lives of Mr Evans Tobias and John Heather and survivor; clear yearly rent, £1.

  And whereas the said Charles Mann is since dead leaving the said Lillias and Margaret party hereto ...
  And whereas the said Charles Mann before his death did become indebted to the said William Huggins ... in the principal sum of £2000 sterling as a security for which the said Charles Mann did execute to the said William Huggins a certain Bond or obligation in writing in the penal sum of £4000 conditioned for the payment of the said £2000 with warrant of attorney to Confess [?] Judgment thereon on which Bond the said William Huggins did obtain Judgment in one of his Majestys Courts of Record in Ireland and the said Charles Mann did also grant certain lands and premises in mortgage to the said William Huggins as a further and collateral security.
  And whereas the said Charles Mann was only tenant for life of a certain part of said premises so granted in mortgage and the other part of said Mortgaged premises are insufficient for the satisfaction of the said principal sum and the Interest and costs now due thereon,
  Now this Indenture witnesseth that ... Edward Harpur and David Chambers (by and with the consent of ... Lillias and Margaret...) in order to save ... William Huggins from the expence of further law proceedings for the recovery of his said principal debt interest and costs and in order to enable ... William Huggins to dispose of the said properties herein mentioned ... have given granted bargained sold transferred and made over and by these presents do give [etc.] unto the said William Huggins (in the actual possession of William Huggins) ... in consideration of 5/—— sterling for the term of one whole year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession and to his heirs and assigns all that and those the several Lands tenements hereditaments and premises herein before mentioned ... and all the right title and Interest property claim and demand of them the said Edward Harpur and Lellias his wife and David Chambers and Margaret his wife ... To have and to hold the same to him the said William Huggins his heirs and assigns for and during the several and respective lives and terms ... Edward Harpur and Lellias Harpur his wife and David Chambers and Margaret his wife shall and will before the end of next Trinity Term in due form of law acknowledge and levy before the Justices of his Majestys Court of Common Pleas in Ireland to the said William Huggins his heirs and assigns one or more fine or fines and proclamations thereupon ...
  And it is hereby declared that the said fine or fines ... to be levied of and concerning the said several messuages, lands tenements and premises ... shall be enure [?] and shall be construed adjudged decured [declared?] ... to the use and benefit of the said William Huggins ... And the said William Huggins ... in consideration of the premises that he ... William Huggins ... shall and will for ever hereafter save keep harmless and indemnified ... Edward Harpur and David Chambers ... for an account of conveyance hereby made and the fines hereafter to be levied to ... William Huggins ... the said William hath this day executed a Bond to ... Edward Harpur and David Chambers in the sum of £1000 conditioned for the observance and performance of the herein last mentioned covenant. ...
  Signed sealed and delivered ... Edward Harpur  Lillias Harpur  David Chambers  Margaret Chambers  William Huggins,
  in the presence of us  Saml Brown  Thomas Dickson  William Richardson  Robt Boyd.
  Memorial in Register office at Dublin 14 August 1798, Book 513 p 171 no. 335933 Wm Moore, Deputy Rr.

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