Irish Deeds mentioning Clugstons

There are many Clugston records in the “Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1729”.
The deeds are available online at
Search facility (currently incomplete) is at
See that site for explanation of abbreviations. (P1= party of the first part, O=occupant, O adj=neighbour WD=witness to deed, WM=witness to memorial, REG=Registrar)

Deeds from Belfast

John Clugston v73 p 8 #49472 (Poor quality image)
Deed of assignment 1731.10.20
A P1 John Clugston Sov. Gent in Belfast
B P2 Robert Montgomery of Belfast merchant
C Right Hon _______
D W John Smith of Belfast merchant
E W Hugh Anderson of Belfast innkeeper
F REG George Portis
G REG Robert Britt
For £1, A sells B his garden 20footx30foot on North St Belfast which he holds from C.

v83 p 212 #58475.
Indenture of Lease 1734.8.17
A P1 John Clugston of Belfast Esq
B P2 James Peacock of Belfast Sadler
C N John Morrison
D N John Maxwell
E O William Greenlees shoemaker
F O Robert Smith weaver
G W Robert Byrtt of Belfast Esq
H W Hugh Anderson of Belfast
I W, WM Francis Joy of Belfast Gent
J WM Henry Linn of Belfast bookbinder
K REG Will Johnston
For £1s10/year, A leased B for 31 years the house and garden on the west side of North street Belfast 20 foot frontage x 64 foot deep bounded west by C, east by D. Formerly possessed by E and of late by F.

v83 p 270 #58796
Indenture of lease 1735.12.22
A P1 John Clugston of Belfast Esq
B P2 Edward Harris of Belfast Drover
C N Edward Whitside
D W George Portis Gent
E W Adam McKibbon merchant
F W Francis Joy of Belfast gent
G REG Will Johnston
A renewed lease of 36 acres of land in Malone to B for £17s15/year, for 35 years. Land bounded on the E by the highway Belfast to Lisburn, on the S lately possessed by C, on the W by Black Water river, on the N by the Black Staff highway.

Ellinor Clugston v83 p 487 #59915. 1736 Belfast.
A memorial of a Deed of Mortgage bearing date 2nd March 1736 and made between Ellinor Clugston Executor of the last will and testament of John Clugston late of Belfast in the county of Antrim Burgess of the one part and John Duff of the Town of Belfast Burgess of the other part. Whereby the said Ellinor Clugston in the consideration of the sum of 135 pounds sterl doth give grant bargain sell assign and sell over unto the said John Duff all those tenements in Castle St and North St and 6 acres of land as the same was formerly possessed by Robert Clugston deceased father of the said John Clugston and lately possessed by John Clugston, and his undertenants as also all that farm of land in Lower Malone containing 34 acres plantation measure be if same more or less as formerly in the possession of the said Robert Clugston Late in posession of the said John Clugston all situated lying being in the Town and Parish of Belfast and County of Antrim with all the apportenances thereunto belonging To hold unto the said John Duff his executors administrators and assigns for the term of forty one years from the twenty fifth day of march 1728 to a clause of Redemption upon payment of the said Consideration money which said deed of mortgage and also this memorial are witnessed by John Arnold and Francis Joy both of Belfast

Ellinor Clugston v84 p 366 #61088
Deed of mortgage 1737.5.1
A P1 Ellinor Clugston Burgess executor of B
B John Clugston of Belfast deceased burgess. son of D
C P2 John Duff of Belfast burgess
D Robert Clugston deceased father of B
G W Francis Joy
H W John Arnold
Basically the same as the mortgage above
For £150, A mortgaged to B the tenements in Castle St and North St and 6 acres of land in Belfast as formerly possessed by D then by B and his undertenants, and the farm in Lower Malone of 38 acres as formerly possessed by D. Original deed was made to B by the Right Hon James Earl of Barrymore as surviving trustee of the Right Hon Arthur Earl of Donnegall.

Eleanor Clugston v94 p 263 #66244 1738
Indenture of lease between Mrs Eleanor Clugston of Belfast Gentlewoman, John Duff, and Martha Skeat of Belfast widow. As she mortgaged her holdings to John Duff, by and with the conven and approbation of the said John Duff demised unto the said Martha Skeal all that and those the dwelling house possessed by the said Martha Skeat and the dwelling house in the possession of Jane Colquhuon widow with the Back __ Back fedos? and gardens unto them … [permission to build a gable]

Ellinor Clugston v109 p 456 #76600 v108 p 391 #76737

v90 p 96 #63098 1737.5.5 Arbuckle and Benson, merchants
Robert Clugston, neighbour in Belfast.
A Priscila Arbuckle widow
B James Arbuckle, merchant
C Richard Benson
A and B sold their land on Castle St to C. A got this land in 1700. Neighbours Robert Clugston and George Macartney.

v89 p362 #63599 1738.5.8 Benson, Gent and Swift, merchant.
Robert Clugston, neighbour in Belfast
Thomas Stuart built a large brick house on land on the north side of Castle St Belfast 42 feet wide, 140 foot long. On the west was a tenement of George Macartney Esq, on the east Robt Clugstons tenement.

v31 p 133 #18430 John Clugston of Belfast, Gent, witness to a deed between Haddock and Craford.
v57 p313 #38634 1727.1.5 Witness Reg: John Clugston. John Hamilton of Ballyvarnon, Bangor
v52 p61 1727.6.29 Witness: Jon Clugston of Belfast, Reg.
v92 p50 #64870 1733.10.20 Witness: John Clugston of Belfast, Esq

Deeds from County Kildare

James Claxton v194 p314 #129623 1758 Lease made between James Claxton otherwise Clugston of Kilcullen Bridge in the County of Kildare Gent Eldest son and heir of James Claxton late of Sigginstown in the said County of Kildare to Richard Poole. Witnessed by Robert Douglass Henry Claxton and Ann Clugston all of Kilcullen Bridge.

James Claxton v197 p 70 #129624
A Memorial of a Deed Poll 1758.9.15
James Claxton otherwise called James Clagston of Kilcullen Bridge in the County of Kildare Gent is entitled to and interested in the farm of Lurgan Liney in County Down now in the possession of Mrs Margaret Claxton otherwise Johnston as eldest son and heir of his father James Claxton late of Sigginstown in the County of Kildare aforesaid Gent deceased from and immediately after the death of the said Margaret Johnston the said farm being held by lease for three lives from Mr Ford to the said James Claxton the elder deceased. By which said deed James Clugston for the considerations therein mentioned did grant sell release and confirm unto Richard Poole of the City of Dublin Gent all the right and interest claim and dremand of him the said James of and in to the said Farm or Freehold. Interest in the said Lands of Lurgan Liney in the County of Down…
which deed is witnessed by Robert Douglass Henry Claxton and Ann Clugston all of Kikcullen Bridge and this memorial is witnessed by the said Ann Clugston and William Gun of the city of Dublin Gent.
Sworn before James Saunders Dep Regr.

(Matthew Forde 1675-1729 moved from Coolgreany, Wexford to County Down, where he built a mansion and village at Seaforde, near Clough. He married Ann Brownlow of Lurgan, County Armagh. He had 3 sons.
1. His heir was Matthew Forde 1699-1780 of Seaforde, who was succeeded by Matthew Forde 1726-1796, whose son Matthew Forde was born around 1752 and died in 1812, married Catherine Brownlow of Lurgan, County Armagh, leaving another Matthew Forde 1785.5.17-1837.8.5.
2. Francis Forde, who was a colonel in the war in India. Bought the land of Johnstown in County Meath, next to the border with County Kildare. Commissioner of the East India Company.
3. Rev Arthur Forde d. 1767, rector of Lurgan.

The Forde estate consisted of land in the townlands of Annadorn, Artanna, Castlenavin, Clera, Cumran, Cumber, Drumanaghan and Farranfad, Dinanew, Douglen, Drumaness, Drumaroad, Drumcaw, Drumgavlin, Drumgooland, Drumkeera, Drumnakelly, Drumnaquoile, Drumsnade, Dunmore, Dunturk, Edendariffe, Guiness, Magheralone, Magheratimpany, Murvaclogher, Ringhaddy, Rosscomer, Scribb, Seaforde, Sevaghan, Tanaghmore, Teconnett, Tevenadara, Tullymurray and Tullynacree.
All are in Loughinisland Parish, except for some townlands which are in adjacent parishes:
In Kilmore Parish: Magheralone, Murvaclogher, Rosscomer (Rossconner), Tullynacree
In Kilmegan Parish: Drumnaquoile, Guiness
In Maghaeradrool Parish: Cumber, Drumaness, Drumsnade, Magheratimpany
In Magherahamlet Parish: Douglen (Dooglen), Drumgavlin, Drumkeera, Dunmore, Edendariffe
Other places: Ringhaddy – this is an island in Stanford Lough
Teconnett, Tullymurray – don’t know where these are.
In 1814 they obtained more land through marriage).

Henry Claxton v214 p202 #140821 Indenture of marriage 1759.5.31
A Henry Claxton of Kilcullen Bridge Peruke [wig] maker
B Judith Blackwood only daughter of C
C Simon Johnston of Graige in Queens County Father of B
A will marry B. A promised to leave B 100 pounds in his will if he died first.

v252 p 10 #160186
Indentured deed of release 1766.5.6
A P1 Samuel Clugston of Morristown in the County of Kildare Gent
2nd son of G
B P2 Henry White of City of Dublin Gent
C Henry de Massue Earl of Gallway deceased
D Lewis Puzett of Deerpark Portarlington Queens County Gent
E Mary Puzett dau of D
F Charlotte Puzett dau of D
G James Clugston of Sigginstown Co Kildare Gent deceased. Father of A.
H W William Pigott of City of Dublin Gent
I W Thomas Bermingham Clerke to B
J REG Charles Mearer

In 1692, C leased D the 22 acres at Deerpark occupied by D, for the lives of D, E, and F, for £4s8 per year. By means of signment the lands breame vested in G. G bequeathed them to A in his will.
A now sells them to B for £113s15. Registered 1765.5.10.
Note: C was Henri de Massue 1648-1720, a French Hugenot soldier. In 1692.11 he received a large grant of seized estates in Ireland. Portarlington had French speakers until 1820.

v306 p156 #202836
A P1 John Ottivell City of Dublin Gent
B P2 Conway Jones of Lisburn Co Antrim Esq Guardian of C
C P2 William Todd Jones a minor and devisee of D
D William Todd Esq deceased
E James McMahon the younger of Kilcullen Bridge merchant
F O Henry Claxton Kilcullen Bridge
G O William Moran of Moores holdings Kilcullen
H O Patrick Hyland of part of Wiseleys holdings Kilcullen
I W Robert Drought of City of Dublin Gent
J W James Therly of City of Dublin
K John Ottway
L REG Jno Macabe Drep Regn City of Dublin
P1 surrenders to P2 the remainder of a term of 31 years granted to E by D on 1770.3.10 of the land in Kilcullen Bridge Kildare occupied by F,G, and H containing 10ac3rd27pch bounded on the north by the high road on the south by the Globe Inn holdings on the east by Thomas and Maryfields holdings and on the west by Clintons holdings, and also the house and gardens of G which E assigned to A.

Deeds from Antrim

v100 p546 #71646
Josias Clugston of Larne, Gent, was a witness to a deed where William Hamilton of Co Tyrone leased lands to Henry Shaw of Ballygelly, Antrim

Josias Clugston v263 p132 #166866
1765 Rev Josias Clugston of Ballybolley in the parish of Larne and Hugh McDowell James McDowell of the parish of Carnecastle and other yeomen whereby the said Josias Clugston did grant … the farm to Hugh and James McDowell computed at 4 acres held by Hugh and James for 17 years commencing Nov next at the yearly rent of 14 pounds 12 shillings sixpence or 15 pounds 15 shillings at the option of the said Jos Clugston with sixpence each pa recvd feeds of com his death until ….William Agnew

Josias Clugston v259 p 287 #166867
1767.8.19 Rev Josias Clugston of Bellyboly, leased to Hugh and James McDowell. the farm in Ballyrickand in the parish of Balon Barony of Belfast containing 20 acres 3 roods plantation for 10 pounds per year for 21 years.

(Ballyboley is the west side of Larne. Ballyrickard is about 3km south).

Deeds in Newry and nearby


v31 p 342 1716.10.19 #39995 Mentions the original leaseholders
Alexander Clugston, son of James Clugston had land in Derry Beg, which is in the Armagh side of Newry, lease granted 1693.2.26
Full transcript at

…Nicholas Bagenall late of Newry Esq…
Did demise unto the said all that Nicholas Bagenall of the one part and John Fleming Father of the said Wm Fleming deed of the other part for the considerations wherein mention did demise unto the said all that Half Towne Land of Derybeg – situate in the County of Armagh and Lordship of Newry joining to Carnegatt River South to Derynenore East then in the possession of the said John Fleming to hold the said premisses unto the said John Fleming has? ?? amd and apart from the 3rd day of November then before the natural lives of the said Wm Fleming Alexander Clugston son to James Clugston of Newry aforesaid and of James Campbell son to the late Robert Campbell of Newry aforesaid and the life of the longest liver of them at the yearly rent of four pounds one shilling with an herriot at the Death of every head tenant as by the inddentures

v57 p 173 #37865 1728 Henry Clugston, Innkeeper, Newry, County Down was a witness of a deed between Abraham Wallace of Newry, Merchant and Robert Wainwright of Dublin, Clothier

v91 p305 #64332 1738.7.29
Joseph Clugston was an occupant of Boat St, Newry for yearly rent of 1 pound 17 shillings, between James Drope and Robert Gordon.
His landlord was Robert Nedham.

Boat St is in the townland of Ballynacraig, County Down.

1786 none
1787 none
Jos Clugston v393 p 206 #260242 to James
made in 1787 between Jos Clugston of Newry Taylor, and Rob Turner of Warrenspoint in the said Coy of Down Gent and Peter Whitside of Newry.
He gave to Robert Turner in trust for Peter Whitside the piece of land in William St, northwest of Dublin Rd and adjoins the tenemt of Bath Conolly and also adjoining the house and premises now in the possession of the said Peter Whiteside which lies southeast of Boat St leading to the Custom house and commonly called or known by the sign of the Jolly Sailor, containing from front to rere 30 feet wanting 8 inches and in breath 14 feet and one inch — leased for 999 years at 3 shillings sterling per square foot.

Deeds from Lisnaward, County Down

v53 p243 #35276
A P1 Widow Lowry alias Margaret Campbell of Lisnaward
B P2 James Lowry of Lisnaward son of A
C P2 Isabella Lowry of Lisnaward dau of A
D John Magill of Gill Hall Esq
E Jon. Clugston son in law of A
F W Joseph Mitchell of Lisnaward
G W John Barron of Ballyarry, Down
H W Thomas Dixon of Lisnaward, Down
J W John Willcock of City of Dublin Gent
In 1713.4.4, D leased 24ac of land in Lisnaward then occipied by A, to A and E, for the lives of E, B and C. A now gives her claim to B and C.

Jno Clugston v406 p 66 #265818 to Jameison
A deed of release 1788 between John Clugston of Lisnaward farmer and Robert Jameson of Tullyglush Coy Down Linen Merchant. For 50 pounds sterling in hand, he sold one moiety of the land in Lisnaward granted by the late John Macgill Esq decd unto Widow Lowry and John Clugston both of Lisnaward to their heirs and also by indenture bearing date the fourth day of May one thousd Seven hun and Thirteen for three lives renewable forever which said moiety contains 12 acres subject to redemption on payment of said sum with lawful Int on the first day of May the next which said Deed of Release is witnessed by Hugh Lilburn of Tullyglush Geo Jameson of Ednego and John Jameson of Tullyglush all in the Coy of Down farmers and this Meml is witnessed by the said Hugh Lilburn John Jameson Robert Jameson

John Clugston v525 p 383 #345093
A P1 John Clugston of Lisnaward farmer
B P2 Robert Jamison of Tullyglush Linen draper.
C Oadj John Dickson
D Oadj WD WM James Lowry
E Oadj Thomas Lowry
F Oadj Nat[hanie]l(?) Mitchell
G Oadj John Mitchell
H WD WM Robert Dickson of Dromore Gent

For 425 pounds, A sold the moiety in Lisnaward 12 acres [or 1 1/2?] bounded on the west and northwest by the town and lands of Edenordenery on the south by C’s farm on the east by D and E’s farm and on the north by F and G’s farm with the Tarfbog or Moss thereto belonging with the house.

Deeds from Queen’s County

Hannah Claxton v412 p 222 #268983 1783.4.10 the lands of S?atheinough in the Queens County during the lives of Richd Claxton Jane Mcdane and Thomas Kinnerny and the ?? of them and the yearly rent of 40 pounds . Also mentions Jane Gilbert (she made the lease?).
(Hannah was literate, Thomas Kinnerney was not)

Deeds from Carlingford, County Louth

17 Aug 1708
v1 p208 #128
Thomas Clugston was (with Robert Ross and John Agnew) a witness to a deed where William Stannus Esq of Carlingford, Co Louth sold lands of Muncksland and Bellemont by Dundalk to John Park of Ballagin, Co Louth.

See also PRONI D4066/5. 18 June 1718
Lease from James Stannis, Carlingford, Co. Louth to Thos. Clugston, Carlingford, Co. Louth of house, lands and park called Menidees Park in Carlingford, Co. Louth.

Jane Clugston v418 p423 #273884, #273886, #273887
A meml of an Indented Articles of demise bearing date the 15th day of Jany 1782 made between Jane Clugston of the Town of Carlingford in the Coy of Louth Spinster of the one part and Ross Moore of the said town of Carlingford Esq of the second part whereby after reciting as therein is recited the said Jane Clugston did for the considerations therein mentd Demise unto the said Ross Moore his Heirs and all that and those the two fields late in the posson of Richd Hanton Lancy Boyle and George Murphy Cont of nine acres Irish plantation measure or thereabouts as also the two fields late in the posson of Patrick Connolly Cathe Connolly widow and Cormick McShane as also the White House orchard Gardens and Cabbins thereunto belonging late in the Pos[essi]on of Eliod? McAidle? Matthew Shillen and their Undutent as also the Cabbons & Gardens late in the Poss[essi]on of Pierce of Clenaghan & his ___? ____? as also the Premises known by the name of the Malt House & likewise the house and garden late in the Possn of the said Jane Clugston with their and every of this Appuis all which said Premises are situate lying and being in the Town of Carlingford and Coy of Louth & are now in the actual Hioson? of the said Possession to hold to the said Ross Moore his heirs and Assigns from the first day of Nov last past to the term of all such lives as the said Jane Clugston is now intilled to hold the said Premises Resply for as also for such lives as shall be hereafter Inserted in any rent or Rents or new Demise or Demises of the said Premes Resply at any time or times for ever thereafter to be made by the said landlord or landlords thereof to the the said Jane Clugston her heirs or assigns at the yearly rent of 47 pds ster and above taxes charges and Impositions whatsoever which particles and this memrl are witnessed by Hugh Moore Gent & Jno Tweedup Yeoman both of the town of Carlingford in the Coy of Louth afosd and Jas Hamilton of the City of Dublin Gent Jane Clugston seal signed and dated in the presence of Hugh Moore John Tweedup Jas Hamilton …(etc) this 19th day of Feby 1782.

Clearly related:
…being connected with Carlingford till Henry Moore’s time, this is only a guess. There was another Roger O’More, a Confederate, at the time, for the notebook gives notes of his having escaped from Dublin in 1641, being in Drogheda in 1642, and at the Confederation of. Kilkenny, in which town he died in 1642. NOTES
In an old map, dated 1818, belonging to the Moore family, a house named “Clugston White House” is shown opposite the Meeting-house. The names of ” Mr.
— County Louth Arcaelogical Society, 1914.
The Presbyterian minister at Carlingford from 1700 to 1729 was Rev John Wilson. He went to America in 1729.
In 1846, J S Moore Esq, J P owned Shannon Grove. Hugh Moore owned Nootka Lodge.
“At Carlingford, on the right, is Catherine’s grove, the seat of Mr Benson; and on the same side, close to the town, are the seats of Captain Stannus and Ephraim Stannus, Esq; near which are the ruins of a castle.” (1794)

In 1783.11.7, there was a Chancery Bill by Ephraim Stannus against Jane Clugston and others.

In 1784 Captain Stannus of Carlingford was “late a captain in his majesty’s service in America” (

A mem[oria]l of an Indentd Deed bearing date 1782 by Jane Clugston of the town of Carlingford in Coy Louth Spinster, and James Hamilton of the City of Dublin Gent one of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland whereby after reciting among other things that by virtue of a decree of his Majestys Court of Chancery in Ireland bearing date the 6th day of Dec one thousand seven hundred & [this looks like “etwenty” but “seventy” would make more sense] nine and made in a Certain Clause then & there depending wherein the said Jane Clugston is P[lain]t[if]f & Ephm Stannus Esq and other are Def[endant]s the sd Jane Clugston was Intild as agst the sd Ephraim Stannus to the mean rates of Certain Lands Tenements and Concerns situated in and near the Town of Carlingford aforesaid which she held by virtue of the leases for lives renewable forever from and since the year one thousand seven hundd & forty nine & that the said Jane Clugston was as agst the the sd Ephraim Stannus also Intitled to a Considerable Sum of Money for Costs in the sd Clause & that further her Costs would probably become due to her in this Cause the thesd Jane Clugston in presence of the Apresent & forth Consons & purposes therin inculd? did assign transfer & make own thesd Jas Hamilton all such Sum & Sums of Money as were then due & owing to the said Jane Clugston by thesd Ephm Stannus (etc)

(The original lease may be v136 p 287 #91399 1749
A P1 Ephraim Stannus Esq of Carlingford Co Louth
B P2 Anthony Forster Esq of City of Dublin
C P2 Thomas Tipping Esq of Castletown Co Louth
D William Henry Dawson of Dawson’s Court in the Queen’s Co
E Robert Sibthorp only son and heir apparent of F
F Stephen Sibthorp Esq of Dunanyiny Co Louth father of E and G
G Margaret Sibthorp daughter of F
H Thos Tipping deceased
J Fras Hall Esq
K Rev Hugh Hill
L Stephen Neal
M John Reignolds
N Henry Hunter
P W Rev Thos Wodsey of Ballymascanlan Co Louth
Q W Philip Reilly of City of Dublin
R REG James Saunders

A will marry G, so he gives P2 the town lands and Commons of Carlingford including 120 tenements. 600 acres of profitable land. the town + lands of Monchsland Upper Mullaghtee otherwise Bellamount Lemgnee + Crosselany + the Mill of Grange in the Barony of Dundalk. A pays 1800 pounds to H which was owed at the time of his death, and 500 pounds due and secured by A to confess judgement on J and K, unto B and C their heirs.
A sold to D and E the tenements called Rushagh and the Channons at Carlingford 7 ac 1 rd 36 p and one third of all tithes of corn hay as L M N held
and the parsonage of Meath in Co Louth, part of the Black Priory in the Ards,
for 21 years in the deed. Sworn before R on 1749.6.5 )

1791 none
1792 none
1793 none
1794 none
1795 none
Joseph Clugston v503 p19 #320831 of William St Newry, Taylor
A memorial of a deed between Joseph Clugston and Bryan Finigan
Indenture of Lease 1787.5.1
Memorial made 1796.2.15
A P1 Joseph Clugston of Newry Taylor
B P2 Bryan Finigan of Newry Mason
C Oadj John Whitaker
D Robert Finigan
D W James Reed of Newry Gent
E W John Humphreys of Newry carpenter
F W John Moore of Newry Gent
G W Pat McIlroy of Newry Gent
H REG Thomas Bourke
A for £3/15 annual rent gave B a 999 year lease of his plot of land on the south side of William St Newry 30 feet wide 40 feet deep
South was C, east and west was rest of A’s tenement. To be held by D.

Joseph Clugston v502 p346 #325028
Indentured Deed 1796.8.17
A P1 Joseph Clugston of Newry, Taylor
B P2 John Irwin of Newry Gent
C W James Bell ltty? of Newry
D W James Seanlan of Newry Gent
E REG Thomas Bourke
Memorial made 1796.8.22
For £100, A sold B his tenement on the west side of Boat St Newry
39 feet wide 149 feet long, 44 feet at rear.

1797 none
1798 none
1799 none

Thomas Clughan v574 p311 #389862 Probably not relevant
Thomas Clughan of Emyvale in Barony of Imegh in the co of Monaghan
references a deed 1771.1.1 by Frenici Cloughan of Grovesboro of Monaghan and Thomas Cloughan of Grovesboro, east side of the street of Emyvale bounded by John Wilsons tenement. witnessed by Ptar Wilson and John Wilson and David Andres

Joseph Clugston v576 p248 #389159
1805.11.16 Joseph Clugston of Newry Co Down Taylor sold to Edward Cosgrave of Cloghog Co Armagh Farmer
his tenement in William St in the Town of Newry containing a front to said street of 49 feet 6 inches and standing from front to rear 40 feet bounded on the north by said the street or road leading to Dublin Bridge on the west by the New House called the Methodists Preaching House on the south or rear of said tenement by Christopher Reeds Esqs garden and on the east by Bryan Finigans Tenement …. and which was commonly known and distinguished by the name of Joseph Clugstons Garden

Thomas Clugston v588 p422 #400530
Thomas Clugston of Bandon in the county of Cork mercht of the one part & George Wheeler of Bandon aforesaid Cloattier of the other part
.. the land formerly in possession of his father the Revd Jas Clugston…

Mary Clugston + husband v601 p209-210, #409019-#409020
20th Aug? 1808 between Henry Grandy of Rossmever on the Coy of Down farmer and Mary Grandy o[ther]wise Clugston his wife and which said Mary was sole Heiress at Law of Jos[ep]h Clugston late of Newry in the said Coy of Down Taylor decd of the one part and James Bell of Newry in the said Coy of Down Gent of the other part.
(plus much more information)

Mary Jane Cluxton v537 p159 #362601 1802 (this number isnt right)
(v549-50, img 66 of 615 is #362626 but prev entry is #362520)

James Cluxton v550 p 79 #362621
Lease 1802.7.25 memorial made 1802.9.16
A James Cluxton son of B
B Bailie Cluxton of Kilcullen Bridge deceased
C Mary Jane Cluxton widow of B
D W Tarquay Bentley of Kilcullen Bridge shopkeeper
E W Skiffington Haslam of Maryborough
F W Thomas Lally of Dublin Gent u. of Cluxton
G REG John Griffin Esq Dep Regn

A leased C the house she lived in from Nov 1 for the life of C or her widowhood with peppercorn rent.

Thomas Claxton v607 p17 #413985 (page 14 of 393)
Memorial made 1808.8.5 of an indentured deed dated 1884.5.1 (sic!)
A P1 Thomas Claxton Annabrack in the Kings County farmer
B P2 James Flannagan of Boley in the Queens County farmer
C W Thomas Dunaho of Stearadbally? in the Queens Co publican
D W,WM Patrick Flannagan of Grainge in the Queens Co farmer
E WM Honora Shelan of Killbrucken Queens Co spinster
F REG William Dawson Roberts

A sold B the upper part of Boley known by the name of Mr Claxtons part in the actual possession of said James Claxton situate in Queens Co Barbigg? of Ballyadane parish of Rathashbrook 20ac30pc on 1 May for the life of B or 21 years whichever comes last for the annual rent of 16pd10s5d

Year 1802 is 537, v542, 544, v545,

1810 p48
Mary Jane Claxon v621 p347 #427508 County Cork. Daughter of George Clarsan of Carrigane, Farmer
1811 none
Thomas Clarkson v641 p369 #447595

Thomas Clarkson v660 p 387 #458277
Esther Clarkson v667 p124 #459115
1814 none
1815 none
1816 none
1817 none
1818 none
1819 none
1820 none
1821 none

Thomas Clouston v784 p415 #530750
1825-1827 none
1828 none
1828-1832 none

Bailie Cluxton 1835.7.31 v14 #56
Indenture of Rent Charge made 1796.12.20
A P1 Baillie Cluxton of the town of Kilcullen Bridge Gent
B P2 Skiffington Haslam of the town of Maryborough in the Queens County Gent
C W Andrew Graves of Town of Maryborough Gent
D W Peter Brennan of Town of Maryborough Gent
E W Theophilaus Seale of Town of Maryborough Shopkeeper
F REG Redmd Clare Commisioner
B paid 5 shillings to A. A will pay 14 pound sterl to B each year, on May 1 and Nov 1. But if A pays B 100 pounds plus interest, annual rent ends. If A is 21 days late, B has power of distraining and sale.
(I think B gave A a loan of 100 pounds at 14% interest, with A’s land as security).

Forbes Claxton 1836 v15 #63
Forbes Claxton of Coult was to marry Eliz Pearson of Monnamurra in Rathdowney in Queens Coy. Forbes would receive £125 from George Pearson and if Eliz became a widow she would get £10 per year from Forbes estate.
William Claxton 1839 v15 #264
(This is William Claxton of Liverpool. Not relevant).

1840 v20 #35 Thompson to Claxton
Marriage settlement 1839.8.10
A P1 Jacob Thompson Shrabane Queens Co farmer
B P2 James Fairbrother Kyle Queens Co farmer
C P2 Langley Claxton Cloncourse Queens Co farmer Father of D
D P3 Dianah Claxton daughter of C
E Charles Henry Coote
F Frederick Alexander Charles Ernest Augustus son of G
G Duke of Cumberland
H WD Patrick Egan Roscrea Co Tipperary Land surveyor
I WD WM Rody Claxton Cloncourse Queens Co farmer aged 16+
J WM George Rae Bovis in Ossory Queens Co Gent
K WReg Laur Tartu Comr

A will marry C. In a prior lease dated 1820.9.20, E gave A his lands of
Shrakaneboy 79 ac 2 r 21p in the Barony of Upper Ossory and Queens Co for the life of F or 21 years whichever comes last at L26-18s-5d payable have yearly.
A leased the land to B and C.
Now A and D will live on these premises. If A dies first, D gets an annuity of L4 sterling/yr to be paid 1 May and 1 Nov out of these lands.
Sworn 1840.10.9 Roscrea Co Tipperary.

William Claxton 1841 v23 #108 Archer to Miller
made between Samuel Archer of Belfast in the County of Antrim Bookseller and to the beginning have the younger of Belfast aforesaid Merchant of the third part William Claxton of the Borough of ?Schuiford? in Great Britain merchant…

1847 v18 #179
Deed poll dated 1847
A Thomas Oliver Anderdon of Old Square Lincolns Inn, Middlesex Esq Barister, QC
B John Lavicount Anderdon of New Bank Buildings London Esq
C Lucy Shuckburgh Claxton of Exmouth Co Devon widow
D John Proctor Anderdon of Stunton Somerset. father of A, B and C

D bequeathed his lands in Cork and Limerick to A, B and C (much more, not relevant)

Baillie Cluxton 1841 v17 #254
Samuel Clugston 1843 v18 #127 (Antrim, Thomas McGill) (p 85 of 384)
Samuel Clugston of Straid in Antrim Pensioner sold 3 acres in Cairncastle, Glenarm, Antrim to Thomas McGill for 80 pounds sterling
Previous occupants were William Dogherty and Susannah his wife, both deceased. Samuel was illiterate.

Sanuel Clugston, linendraper, Dr William Alexander Clugston, and Mary Clugston. Purchase of “Marymount”, Antrim, and the Quaker Meeting Hall in Antrim.
(In 1870 Samuel Clugston of Marymount owned 41 acres).

Freeholds which Clugstons owned

Freeholder records (which will certainly be in the deeds records):
Aaron+John, Lisnafiffy, 1789
Aron Lisnafiffy, 1819 from Rev Thomas Waring
Hugh, Drumherk, 1787, from Sir J Blackwood
James, Drumnaquoile, 1815 and 1821 from Matthew Forde
John, Lisnaward 1769
John, Derrydrumick, 1821
Joseph, Newry, 1769, 1789
Robert, Clera, 1821, Matthew Forde (east of Drumnaquoile. In Lochinsland, also known as Claragh)
Robert, Ballywillwill 1813 G H McDowell Johnston (adjacent to Drumnaquoile)
Robert, Lisnaward 1755 Lord Clanwilliam

Deeds for regions where Clugstons owned freeholds

Ballynacraig, County Down (occupied 1738, owned 1787)

Derry Beg, Armagh

Lisnanard / Lisneraward 1708-1738
v5 p315 #1963 Matthews to Hans Hamilton 1708 (image 441 on LDS film 007905555)
(This is where Hans Hamilton got 247 acres in Fennis, Down and 36 acres in Lisnaward)
v56 p437 #38612 Magill to Earl of Drogheda
(This is purchase of a huge chunk of Ireland. No Clugstons)
v91 p475 #64903 Ellis to Pritchard

v93 p602 #67062 Edward Matthews to Richard Dawson
(Dawson bought 247 acres in Fennis, 36 acres in Lisnaward)
v156 p68 #103094 Dawson to Magen
v167 p347 #112755 Dickson to Moreland
v176 p326 #119618 Moreland to Goodfellow
v184 p541 #124206 Willson to Walker
(I did not find this, that page has 124207 Collyeran to Rhea)
v232 p287 #152588 Wills to Sims et al
v244 p281 #157765 Barron to Ingram
Articles of Marriage by Deed poll 1724.6.16. Memorial made 1765.9.16
A Archibald Barron of Lisnaward Down father of C
B James Ingram of Drumboe, Saintfield, Co Down
C Mary Barron dau of A
D WD William Barron of Belleny Co Down farmer
E WD,WM John Barron of Belleny Co Down farmer
F WD Samuel Watson of Killyscolban
B will marry C, so A gives B 1/4 of Lisnaward, which A holds for lives renewable forever.

v264 p219 #168067 Dickson to Lindsay
v301 p613 #202898 Lindsay to Law
v339 p249 #228525 Dickson to Dickson
A P1 John Dickson of Lisnaward farmer
B P2 John Dickson of Lisnaward linen weaver
C Richard Macguires Esq
D WD Thomas McMahon of Lisnaward
E WD James McMahon of Lisnaward linen weaver
For 41 years, A grants B his 18 acres of land he leased from C, for L3s12.

v398 p244 #262889 Law to Murphy
v397 p431 #265193 Lindsay et al to Lindsay
v486 p66 #265818 Clugston to Jameson

Lisnafiffy v607 p211 #413992 Anderson
v82 p269 #324550 Thompson to Dawson
(many more)
v387 p418 #262/137 Henry Waring to Waring (does not mention Clugstons)
v423 p 294 #279446 Waring to Waring

v124 p238 #84476? Waring & son to Coglan et al. 1746. Marriage bond (no Clugston mentioned)
v357 p381 #241136 Stenson to Holmes
v462 p11 #294101 Waring et al to Rainey et all
Indentured Deed 1792.4.11
A P1 Thomas Waring of Newry, Down Esq
B P2 Rainey Maxwell of Greenville, Down Esq
C P2 Revd Lucas Waring of Summerenat?, Down
D P3 Wm Rainey of Greenville Esq
E P3 Samuel Caulfield Waring of Waringfield
F P4 John Goddard of Newry
G P4 Mary Goddard secd Dau of F
H W John Goddard Junior of Newry, Down, Gent
J W Jasper Waring
K REG John Moore Deputy Regr, Castleyard, Dublin
Marriage between A and G was intended, so A gave P2 the lease of Drumhirk and Lisnafiffy in Tullylish, Kilmore Lurgandicane Knockniker Raconnell Anadroghile + Knockadiney in Shankill, all in County Down.
When A dies G will receive 50 pounds, plus 50 pounds yearly rent to give G an annuity of one hundred?

Lurgan moss v51 p136 #33102
Indenture of lease 1726.10.9
A P1 Robert Magill of Gill Hall Co Down Esq
B P2 James Clark of City of Dublin Gent
C Sir John Magill of Gill Hall Co Down Knight and Barrt
D Alexander Willson of Drumlurge, Shankill, Down yeoman dead intestate
E Matthew Wilson only son of D
F O Cormick O Neile
G O James Hoop
H W Rachell Smyth of Antrim Co Antrim spinster
J W John Sullevan of Antrim yeoman
K W Richard Harrison of Antrim yeoman
L REG James Wilde

In 1693.9.1, C had leased to Drumlurge to D. E inherited it when D died intestate. E sold it to B. A now upgrades it from an equitable title to legal title. The land was formerly held by F and G, then by D. The land 40ac in Kilmore, Shankill, and part of the moss or bog in the Sessiogh of Lurgan in Kilmore. Rent of £9s4/yr.

Nedham to Thompson v360p501#250647 (the volume number is not correct)
and v510p303#330977 and v557p393#371259
Gordon to Moore v522p152 #312854
Moore to Carlisle v530p195#347741
Thompson to Nolan v566p771#379405
Moore to Jefferson v580p841#391950
Nolan to Nolan v586p481#394961
Keane to Gilmore v606p162#413076
Wright to Wright v615p60#419962
Thompson to Bell v620p43#423715

Ballytemple Armagh
Bolton to Verne v176 p90 #117615
Verne to Courtney v179 p171 #119(4?)22
Pulland to Black v190 p282 #126762
Verne to Pulland v192? 114? #126163
Pulland to Governors of Mercers Hospital v200 p91 #132113
Blacker to Bell v17(3? or5 or 9) #385132
Henry to Best v573 p219 #386797

Drumnaquoile (owned 1815-1821, occupied until about 1865)

Ballintemple Armagh (occupied 1830)

Sinnott to Keene v561 p346 #577389 1803-1804
Sir Walter Synnott of Ballymoyere Knight, Ann Elizabeth Martin spinster
“the land of Ballintale now called Ballintemple”
Sinnott to Allen v563 p334 #377447
Sir Walter Sinnott and his son Walter Sinnot, Captain in the Armagh Regt of Militia. No tennants mentioned. 1804
Synnott to Synnott v570 p304 #389369
v578 p414 #389404
Marriage between Captain Walter Synnott and Calli Smyth. Sir Walter gave £400/year rent from Ballymoyre containing Ballintate Lisnadiean? Lisdramen? Dumullin Cavantrillie? and Bally_artine , to Henry Jeremiah Smyth
Bell to Henry v608 p31 #414561
Turner to Best v624 p68 #426852

Records for the Synnots, who owned Newtownhamilton, Armagh (1768-1785)
Synnot, Mark v316 p 183 211259 (this is about his holdings in Wexford and Meath)
Synnot, Nicholas v349 p 535 236271
Synnot, Peter v330 p297 #222350
1786-1793 none
1799 none


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