Ledlie of Carnan, county Tyrone, and elsewhere in Ireland

These news transcripts pertain to the Ledlie family of Carnan in the parish of Arboe and county of Tyrone, and elsewhere.  Please cite your sources.

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The Leasehold Interest of Robert Hardy, late of Brookend in the County of Tyrone deceased, consisting of a commodious Farm of Land, being part of the Townland of Turkvallan in said County of which there are several Years unexpired, and a Covenant of Renewal (toties quoties) Subject to the Yearly reserved Rent of 4l. [£4] will be Sold for the payment of the said Hardy’s Debt, by Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan in the County of Tyrone, Gent. the said Hardy’s administrator and principal Creditor: And the Persons to whom said Hardy was indebted may expect a Divided, provided said Leasehold Interest h[-]s [---] more than will discharge said Ledlie’s Debt and Cost of Administration.   Dated at Carnan Octob’r 2, 1749.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 2 January 1749 (pg 2). “The Leasehold Interest of Robert Hardy, late of Brookend in the County of Tyrone,” to be sold by Gilbert Ledlie of Carnan. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-04).

WHEREAS James Gallacher, Journeyman Tanner to John Ledlie of Carnan near Stewartstown, in the County of Tyrone, was detected in embazling his Master’s Tann’d Leather and other Felonies in June last for which he was sent by a Magistrate’s Committal towards Goal [sic], but made his escape from a Constable in the Tower of Dungannon.
  NOW I the said John Ledlie in order to prevent others from being imposed on by him, and to bring him to Justice do promise a Reward of three Guineas to any who will Lodge him in any of his Majesty’s Goals in this Kingdom: he is about 50 Years of Age  5 Feet 7 Inches high, wore a Wig and brown Cloaths, and is suppposed to be either in the Counties of Down or Antrim. By Direction for me near Dungannon, I will pay the above Reward, and attend to prosecute.
  Dated 30th October 1756.
  JOHN LEDLIE.
N.B. Said Gallacher was said to be working at the new Canal lately.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 5 November 1756 (pg 2). “Whereas James Gallacher, Journeyman Tanner,” eloped from John Ledlie of Carnan with tanned leather, &c. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-04).

To be set for seven years from the first of November next, a large and commodious dwelling house, with a good set of office houses, situated in the town of Coagh, within 9 miles of Dungannon, 4 of Stewartstown, 3 of Moneymore, and 5 of Magherafelt, all good market towns for linen-cloth and yarn, together with 20 acres and a half of arable land and pasture, three acres of which is very good meadow.—Whoever inclines to treat for the same, may apply to Mr. James Brown at the Punch of Grapes near the Linen-Hall in Dublin, or to Mr. Joshua Ledlie at Coagh, who will shew the premises.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 30 August 1757 (pg 2). “To be set for seven years,” a house and office-houses in Coagh, with twenty acres, per Joshua Ledlie. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 30 August 1757 (pg 2). Index entry: stolen strayed 8 9 horse =Leadly,James parish +Knock Co. +Down farmer rewardthief 20 Feb. Online at the Belfast News-Letter Index, compiled by John Greene; hosted  by the University of Louisiana, www.ucs.louisiana.edu/bnl/ (accessed 2018-05-23).

Please note: the microfilm copy of the original is illegible.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 30 August 1757 (pg 2). Index entry: linen board 28 Apr. lappers linen cloath =Newburgh,Arthur merchants exportersdealers buying. +Antrim. [very long list of names, including:] Wm. Leadley. Online at the Belfast News-Letter Index, compiled by John Greene; hosted  by the University of Louisiana, www.ucs.louisiana.edu/bnl/ (accessed 2018-05-23).

Please note: the microfilm copy of the original is illegible.

Advertisement,
  THAT JOSHUA LEDLIE of Ballygonney near Coagh, intends to take [--]hs to bleach  [illegible] And to such as will supply him [illegible] bleaching season, he will bleach, beetle and lap (they [--]d g[--]) in the best manner, at the following [--]y re[aso]nable rates, [which rates are then listed]. Those who give at a [illegible] and [illlegible] attend, he will [illegible] and forward their goods very [illegible] according to their diretion. Such as are pleased to favour him [illegible] would do well to let him know the quantity they will have, and the time they wou[l]d [illegible] to have it [--]d [illegible], that he may agree with bleachers [illegible].
  Dated the 16th of Dec 1762.
N.B. That said Ledlie has [several?] commodious [illegible] near Coagh, to be let, that are very convenient for [--]men or bleachers.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 28 December 1762 (pg 2). “Advertisement, That Joshua Ledlie of Ballygonney near Coagh,” re: bleaching operation. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05). Please note that the microfilm copy was nearly illegible.

This is to give Notice to all Persons, that we the undernamed Seal master or Lapers [sic] of brown Linen, in and about Ballymena in the County of Antrim, will not seal any Piece of Linen Cloth, on any Pretence, that hath not two coarse Threads or Cords woven across each End; and also that shall not have written thereon, with Pen and Ink, the Christian Name and Sirname and Place of Residence of the Weaver or Manufacturer of such Place, after the 15th Day of March. To the true Performance of the above Directions or Instructions, we bind us or each of us in the Penalty of Five Pounds Sterling, to be paid by us or any of us who after the Date hereof shall be guilty of the Breach of the above Directions or Instructions. Given under our Hands and Seals, this 8th Day of March, 1766.

Thomas Peacock, Samuel Johnston, John Erwin, William Auld, John Wasson, Thomas Ledlie, Patrick Black, John Miller, Bryan Mc Cann, John Black, Joseph Barklie, William Gream, John Wylle.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 14 March 1766 (pg 2). “This is to give Notice to all Persons,” re: the Seal Master or Lappers requirement for coarse threads or cords at the end of each piece of brown linen, and the name and residence of each weaver or manufacturer inscribed in ink thereon. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

JOHN GORMOL, who came to me, as I thought, well recommended from Carrickfergus in December last, and engaged with me as a Plough-man, and behaved himself well until the 12th Instant, when I sent him to a neighbouring Towning on my Business, but has not yet returned to his Service; and I am told he went into several Shops and got Goods and Money to a considerable Amount and made off. He is about five Feet six Inches high, broad-made, blackish Hair not very long, and a Hand-breadth of it on the upper Part of his Head cut close; a round smooth full Face, looks soft and innocent, about 21 Years old, has a little slop when he attempts to speak, and speaks in the Scottish Accent; had on when he went off a Raven-[g]rey Cloth Coat newly turned, black Lining, and whitish-coloured Metal Buttons, a brown Ratteen Vest wore Thread-bare, and pieced before opposite the Belly, with yellow Metal buttons, a Pair of Leatther Breeches pieced near half way up the Thigh on the one Knee and a Piece in the front Part pull’d down. I have been the more particular in his Marks, as it is to be hoped some Person who has a Regard to Justice will discover him by them, and let me know by a Letter, directed to me near Dungannon, and I will take Care he shall not escape with Impunity.
   Balligonney, March 10, 1766.    JOSHUA LEDLIE.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 28 March 1766 (pg 2). “John Gormol,” notice placed by Joshua Ledlie of Ballygonney, 20 March 1766. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

As we have lately discovered (to our Cost) that many Frauds have been committed by Thomas Ledlie in sealing brown Linens: We give this publick Notice to all Weavers and others, to bring no more Webs to said Ledlie to be sealed, for no Drapers of our Acquaintance will purchase them; and we (who were unfortunately Security for him) have applied to the Trustees of the Linen Board to call in his Seals.
  Dated at Portglenone, the 14th of December, 1768.
  James Knox.  Andrew Crawford.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 27 December 1768 (pg 1). “As we have lately discovered,” Thomas Ledlie committed frauds in sealing brown Linens. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

A BARBAROUS MURDER
  WAS committed on the Horse Course of Stughan,‡ in the County of Tyrone, on Tuesday Evening last, by Joshua Ledlie, aided and assisted by his Brother George Ledlie, both of the Neighbourhood of said Course, and who have fled from Justice. Joshua Ledlie is about six Feet high, a bony, slender Man, pock-marked, and ill-looking. George Ledlie is about the same Size, but more lusty. It is hoped that all Masters of Ships will guard against receiving them; and that all Magistrates will be active in trying to bring such horrid Murderers to Justice.  Stewartstown, May 10th, 1769.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 16 May 1769 (pg 1). “A Barbarous Murder,” alleged to have been committed by Joshua Ledlie and his brother, George Ledlie. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

To the PUBLICK.
  IF to defend ourselves against a numerous Mob, who lay in wait for us, and had been assembled by a revengeful Villain to take Vengeance on us for a Box he had got on the Side of the Head eight Days before from George Ledlie, I say, if to defend ourselves and to repel Force by Force, by which one of the Mob lost his Life, deserves the Name of a barbarous and bloody Murder, your Stewartstown Advertiser may be right: But we humbly conceive there is a Term used in Law that is more applicable to the Case, viz. Manslaughter in our own Defence; and if to choose Liberty rather than Confinement be flying from Justice, we have done it, but not with that Intention, as we purpose to surrender ourselves and take our Trials at the next Assizes to be held for the County Tyrone, whereof your nameless Advertiser, and all concerned as Prosecutors, are desired to take Notice. Dated at Balligonney this 20th Day of May, 1769.
  JOS. LEDLIE,  GEO. LEDLIE.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 26 May 1769 (pg 1). “To the Publick,” a notice published by Joshua Ledlie and Goerge Ledlie, alleging that the “barbarous murder” was, in fact, “Manslaughter in our own Defence.” Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

To be Sold or Set,
  THE Interest of a Lease for three young Lives, of Part of the Lands of Bellygoney, within half a Mile of Coagh, two of Cookstown and Moneymore, three of Stuartstown, six of Maghrafelt, and eight of Dungannon, all good Markets: On these Lands is a good Dwelling-House, with Barn, Cow-house, Stables, and other Offices, all in good Repair, together with several small Houses newly built, and now occupied by good Tenants and Labourers who have three Years yet to come of their Leases; with the Mansion-house there are 25 Acres of Land (Plantation Measure) unset, all well inclosed in Parks, a fine River runs along Side of it, where a Bleachfield may be laid out, and a Mill erected at an easy Expence, Abundance of Turbary, Limestone, Meadow, and every necessary Accommodation. The House might fit a Gentleman, Linen Draper, or Farmer; the Quality of the Lands so well known it is thought needless to give Descriptions usual in News-papers.
  And to be set, for such a Term of Years as may be agreed on, the Bleach-yard, Mill, with the Utensils and Implements for Bleaching, at the Town of Coagh, formerly possessed by Mr. William Ledlie. Application to be made to Mr. James Ledlie at Coagh. Dated this 19th August, 1769.
  N.B. This to be continued six Times.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 22 August 1769 (pg 3). “To be Sold or Set,” part of the lands of Bellygoney [Ballygonney] with dwelling-house, 25 acres, &c.,‡ and also the bleach-yard, mill, &c. in Coagh, formerly possessed by Mr William Ledlie; published by James Ledlie; application to be made at Coagh. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

To be Sold by Auction,
  At the House of Mr. James Brown in Coagh, on Monday the second Day of April next, the Interest of a Lease for three young Lives, of Part of the Lands of Bellygoney in the County of Londonderry, containing forty-five Acres, Plantation Measure, on which there is a commodious Dwelling-Houe, with Barn, Stables, Cow-house, &c. all in good Repair: The Land is divided into Parks, with good sufficient [d]itches, a River running along Side thereof, where a Bleach-green may be laid out, and a Mill erected at an easy Expence, with Sufficiency of Water in the driest Season, and Plenty of Turf-Bog in said Town, and is of as good Quality as any in the County; the fourth Part of the Purchase-Money to be paid at the Time of Sale, and the Remainder in three Months. As also upwards of fifty Acres of Land, said Measure, being Part of the Lands of Ruskey in said County, held by Leases for twenty-eight Years from the first Day of November, 1761, under the Revd Dean Averell, provided his Lease from his Grace the Lord Primate shall last so long: There is forty Acres of said Land unset, with a good Farm-house thereon, and plenty of Lime-stone, Turf-bog, Water, and every necessary Accommodation (to be undere the same Regulation of the above Lease as to Purchase-Money): These Lands are within less than a Mile of Coagh, three of Moneymore and Cookstown, four of Stewartstown, six of Maghrafelt, and eight of Dungannon, all good Markets for brown Linen. Any Person intending to become a Purchaser, may be satisfied in every Thing relative to the above Leases by applying to Mr. James Ledlie of Coagh any time before the Day of Sale. Dated this 29th Jan. 1770.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 2 February 1770 (pg 3). “To be Sold by Auction,” a lease of part of Ballygonney, county Londonderry, and fifty acres of land in Ruskey, same county; application to James Ledlie of Coagh. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

WHEREAS Robert Leetch hired with my Foreman about the Middle of January last, gave him his Discharge from his late Master Mr. Blaney Adair, Ballymena, received Sixpence Halfpenny as Earnest or Entertaining Money, and engaged to come Home the 12th Instant, but has not, and I have Reason to believe he does not intend it: This is therefore to caution all Persons not to entertain him, as I am determined to prosecute them or him with the utmost Severity.
  Coagh, Feb. 21st, 1770.   JAMES LEDLIE.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 27 February 1770 (pg 2). “Whereas Robert Leetch,” absconded with earnest money for his hire to James Ledlie of Coagh. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

BLEACH-HOUSE and GREEN, with Mill and Implements, to be let, at Coagh in the County of Tyrone, for such Time as may be agreed on; where three thousand Pieces of Cloth may be bleached in the Season: At Coagh is held a monthly Market for Linens, within four Miles of Stewartstown, three of Moneymore, six of Magherafelt, four of Cookstown, and nine of Dungannon, all remarkably good Markets, and where the Linen Trade flourishes.
  Though it may be unnecessary to tell such who know the Situation, yet it may be proper to inform Strangers, that a great River supplies the Bleach-yard, Water in Abundance, a large commodious House, excellent Roads for many Miles around, with great Plenty of Turf-bog very convenient. Proposals to be received by Mrs. Ledlie of Carnan, or Humphrey Bell, Esq; near Stewartstown.
  January 4th, 1771.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 11 January 1771 (pg 3). “Bleach-house and green,” with mill and implements, for sale at Coagh; application to Mrs Ledlie at Carnan, county Tyrone. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

JOHN LEDLIE,
  WHO served his Apprenticeship to Mr. John Henderson, Merchant, Belfast, has opened Shop at the lower End of High-street, Newry, in the House formerly occupied by Mr. Adam Maitland; where he has laid in a large and genuine Assortment of Goods in the Grocery Way, which he is determined to sell on the very lowest Terms. He has also for Sale, a Parcel of choice Antigua Rum, by the Puncheon or Gallon, and being but a new Beginner, he hopes for the Countenance of his Friends and the Publick, which he will always endeavour to merit.  Newry, 28th October, 1771.
  N.B. He has good Lodgings to let on the first Floor, consisting of Dining-room and Sleeping-room front, two Sleeping-rooms and a Closet backwards, with the Use of Kitchen, Cellar, and Coal-hole; and also, if necessary, a good Stable, Hay-loft, and Kitchen Garden.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 29 October 1771 (pg 2). “John Ledlie,” new mercantile concern in Newry. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

ADVERTISEMENT,
  THAT Making Liquor for Linen, prepared according to the Directions of Doctor Ferguson of Belfast, and warranted to hold during the Bleaching, is to be sold by John Hay, Bookseller in Belfast, and John Ledlie, Merchant in Newry

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 29 October 1771 (pg 2). “John Ledlie,” new mercantile concern in Newry. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

TO be sold, the Interest of a Lease of two Tenements, fifty Feet each, with Offices and Gardens backwards, situated in the upper End of Coagh: also nine Acres three Roods of Land contiguous to said Town. The above Premisses [sic] are held by Lease for three Lives or thirty one Years from Nov. 1765, at the yearly Rent of 9l. [£9] 0s. 3d. Fees included. For further Particulars apply to James Ledlie of said Town, who will dispose of the whole or any of the Tenements separately. March 13th, 1772.
  N.B. This to be continued only Six Times.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 27 March 1772 (pg 2). Advertisement, “To be sold,” two tenements in Coagh; application to James Ledlie. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

WHEREAS George Ledlie, late of Carnan, in the County of Tyrone, at the Summer Assizes 1769, held at Omagh in and for said County of Tyrone, stands charged by Bill of Indictment with the Murder of James Devlin, late of Stewardtown [sic], in said County, Butcher. Now I the said George Ledlie do hereby give this Publick Notice, that I have surrendered myself to the Sheriff of said County of Tyrone, and I am not in his Custody in the Gaol of Omagh, in order to take my Trial for said Charge at the next General Assize and General Gaol Delivery to be held at Omagh aforesaid on the second Day of September next in and for said County of Tyrone, of which all Persons concerned are desired to take Notice.
  Dated this 6th Day of August, 1773.
  GEORGE LEDLIE.

SourceBelfast News-Letter, 27 March 1772 (pg 2). Advertisement, “To be sold,” two tenements in Coagh; application to James Ledlie. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-05).

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