The Orr Family of Soppog, Muff Parish, Co Donegal
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1. Orr, Joseph Alexander d. Dec. 1860, Sappagh, Muff, Co. Donegal, Ireland, m1 ? McLarky. Joseph moved to Parish of Muff, Townland of Sappaph from Trunta? or Treenta? or possibly Treantagh when he purchased or a lease to 24 acres, two roods and twenty eight perches of land on 1 May 1825 from The Most Honorable George Augustus Marquis of Donegall. This land was sold in 1950.
Ref: (O. D. Cresswell, Ltr. dtd. 13 Dec. 1992) -- "The Marquis of Donegall was the head of the Chichester family who stem from a Devon family. The first of the line in Ireland was a General in time of Elizabeth and James 1. For his services he was given huge estates in Ireland mostly in Antrim and Donegal. He became Lord Donegall (the double L in name comes from fact that the County of Donegall was spelled with a double L in the seventeenth century). The first of the family was Sir Arthur Chichester whose tomb is in St. Nicholas Church, Carrickfergus. He built a castle in Belfast, the start of the city, and the family lost most of their money gambling about 1830. A fortunate marriage with the Shaftesbury family restored their fortunes and a second Castle was built on the slopes of the Cave Hill near where I live. The first castle was destroyed by fire in early eighteenth century. The bodies of Sir Arthur and his family were exhumed from Carrickfergus and reburied in the Chapel of Ease which was built in the grounds of the second Castle. A few years ago it was found that the graves had been vandalized and there was quite an outcry. Those responsible were brought to court and it was found that they were from well to do families and had done it for "kicks"."
Ref: (Conveyance was sent to me by Roy Stewart by direction of his Mother, Ms. Harriet Stewart) -- A Conveyance dated 25 October 1860 between Joseph Orr of Sappogh, Co. Donegal, Ireland and Alexander Orr, his son, of the same place. Has a name Michael B. Lane 17 Upper Temple Street along side of conveyance. He may have been a lawyer or justice of peace.
Left side of page 1 "A Memorial of this Deed was Entered in the Registry Office in the City of Dublin on the Nineteenth day of November one thousand Eight hundred and Sixty at halfpast Eleven o’clock in Book 35 No. 128. And the Executor of said Deed and Memorial was duly proved pursuant an Act of Parliament in that case Made & provided."
Page 1 "This Indenture made the Fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty Between Joseph Orr of Sappogh in the county of County of Donegal farmer of the one part and Alexander Orr of Sappogh aforesaid in the said County of Donegal farmer of the other part Whereas the said Joseph Orr is seized by lease of Lives renewable fore ever of the lands Tenements & hereditaments herein after mentioned AND Whereas in consideration of the love and affection he the said Joseph Orr hath and beareth to his son the said Alexander Orr and in order to make some provision for him in life; and also in Consideration of the said Alexander Orr having agreed to support maintain and keep her the said Joseph Orr ands Nancy Orr his wife the Mother of the said Alexander Orr for the term of their natural lives and also agreeing to support maintain and keep James Orr son of the said Joseph Orr and Brother of the said Alexander Orr for so long as he shall continue to be obedient and do whatsoever shall be reasonably required of him by the said Joseph Orr and Alexander Orr and in case of such disobedience or refusal that he the said Alexander Orr shall provide a passage and outfit for the said James Orr to Melbourne Australia such passage and outfit not to exceed in the whole the sum of Twenty pounds he the said Joseph Orr hath agreed to grant and covey the said lands and premises unto the said Alexander Orr his heirs and assigns in manner hereinafter mentioned. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance said agreement and in consideration of the premises and also in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds by the said Alexander Orr in hand paid to the said Joseph Orr at or immediately before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt and payment whereof he doth hereby acknowledge he the said Joseph Orr doth grant convey alien release and confirm unto the said Alexander Orr his heirs and assigns ALL ???? Whose that farm or tenement being part of the Quarterland of Sappogh containing by or a measurement Twenty Four acres Two roods and Twenty eight perches plantation measure or thereabouts be the same more or less being part and parcel of one hundred and nine acres two roods and eighteen perches formerly demised to one Thomas MCColley otherwise McCala and as are now in the possession of the said Joseph Orr and his undertenants and all other the premises comprised in and demised by certain Indentures of Lease and release bearing date respectively the Thirtieth day of April and first day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty Five and made between the Marquis of Donegal of the one part and the said Joseph Orr of the other part all which said Lands Tenements hereditaments and premises are situated and being in the parish of Templemore within the Barony of Ennishowen and county of Donegal together with all houses edifices and buildings which now are or at any time hereafter shall be thereupon erected and built with the rights members easements appendances and appurtenances to the same or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining or with the same or any part thereof at anytime heretofore held occupied or enjoyed accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders yearly and other the rents issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof and all the estate right title interest inheritance right and benefit of renewal equity of redemption property possession claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him the said Joseph Orr of us to from or out of the said Lands
2nd page -- and premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances together with all deeds papers and writings concerning or in otherwise relating to the said Lands and premises or any part thereof now in the possession custody or power of the said Joseph Orr or which he can obtain without suit at Law or equity To Have and to hold the said Lands and premises hereby granted and conveyed with their and every of their right members and appurtenances unto the said Alexander Orr his heirs and assigns for and during the natural life and lives of the several cesturquevies (???) named in the said original Indenture of Release of the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty five and the survivors and survivor of him and also for and during the natural life and lives of all and every such other person and persons as shall or may from time to time forever hereafter be added thereto by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal therein contained subject nevertheless to the payment of the yearly rents and to the observance and performance of the covenants in the said Indenture of release reserved and contained and the said Joseph Orr doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said Alexander Orr his heirs and assigns in manner following that is to say that for and notwithstanding any act matter or thing whatsoever by him the said Joseph Orr made done or committed he now hath in himself good right to grant and convey the said Lands and premises hereinbefore granted and conveyed unto the said Alexander Orr his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid and according to the true intent and meaning of these presents and further that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Alexander Orr his heirs and assigns to enter unto and to have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said Lands and premises hereinbefore granted and conveyed with the appurtenances and to receive and take rents issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof respectively to and for his and their own use and benefit without any lawful let suit trouble molestation ejection interruption or disturbance whatsoever from or by the said Joseph Orr or his heirs or any other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim any estate right title or interest by through or under or interest for him or them and that free and clear and freely and clearly and absolutely acquitted exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said Joseph Orr his heirs executors or sictmors (???) well and sufficiently saved harmless and kept indemnified of from and against all manner of former and other estates rights titles liens charges and encumbrances whatsoever made done or committed by the said Joseph Orr or any person or persons claiming through under or interest for him and moreover that he the said Joseph Orr and his heirs and all other persons claiming or to claim any estate right title or interest of in to or out of the said Lands and premises hereby granted and conveyed or expressed or intended so to be or any part hereof respectively by from through under or in trust for him or them shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the proper costs and charges of the said Alexander Orr his heirs or assigns make to and execute or cause and procure to be made done and executed all such further and all lawful and reasonable acts deeds conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better and more perfectly and satisfactorily granting conveying confirming or otherwise assuring the said Lands and premises and every part thereof respectively with the rights members and appurtenances unto the use of the said Alexander Orr his heirs or assigns as by him or them or his or their counsel in the law shall be reasonably advised devised or required and the said Alexander Orr doth hereby for himself his heirs escorsadmars and assigns covenant promise and agree to and with the said Joseph Orr his heirs, executors and administrators that he the said Alexander Orr his heirs executors administrators and assigns shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter pay the rent and perform the covenants reserved and contained in the"
Page 3 " said Indenture of Lease and also shall and well support maintain and keep the said Joseph Orr and Nancy Orr the wife of the said Joseph Orr and Mother of the said Alexander Orr and James Orr son of the said Joseph Orr and brother of the said Alexander Orr for and during the term of their natural lifes in the manner they have been heretofore kept. Provided nevertheless and it is hereby agreed by and between the parties hereto that in case the said James Orr shall at any time be disobedient to or refuse to do what shall be reasonable and lawfully required of him by the said Joseph Orr and Alexander Orr or either of them and in such case the covenant lastly herein before contained so far as it relates to the support and maintenance of the said James Orr shall be null and void and the said Alexander Orr shall provide for the said James Orr an outfit and passage to Melbourne Australia such outfit and passage not to exceed the sum of Twenty pounds sterling and the said Alexander Orr doth hereby for himself his heirs excors administrators and assigns further covenant with the said Joseph Orr his heirs executors and administrators that he the said Alexander Orr his heirs executors administrators and assigns shall and will immediately upon such disobedience or refusal as aforesaid provide the said James Orr with an outfit and passage to Melbourne Australia such outfit and passage not to exceed the sum of Twenty pounds sterling. In Witness whereof the parties aforesaid have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and years first herein written."
Signed by Joseph X Orr (mark) and Alexander Orr.
Signed sealed and delivered in Presence of being first truly read to marksman by me and he appeared fully to understand the same. James Dickson and Jim Moaubey.
1860 October 15th Received from the said Alexander Orr the sum of one hundred pounds sterling being the consideration money mentioned to be paid to me in the within deed. Present being first truly read to marksman by me and he appeared fully to understand the same. James Dickson and James Moausbey. Signed Joseph X Orr (mark)
Page 4 (very difficult to read) "And it is hereby further witnessed by this Indenture that for the reasons within mentioned the said Joseph Orr doth assign transfer and set over into the said Alexander Orr his executors administrators and assigns All that and those the household furniture stock crop farming and farming implements he is now possed of To hold the same into the said Alexander Orr his executors administrators and assigns as his and there own goods and chattels forever and the said Joseph Orr for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant with the said Alexander Orr his executors administrators and assigns that he the said Joseph Orr shall and will at all times hereafter make do and execute all such further and other necessary acts deeds assignments and assurances in the law for the further better and more perfectly assigning the said household furniture stock crops and farming implements by the said Alexander Orr his executors administrators and assigns or heirs or their counsel shall require and it is hereby declared that this endorsement shall be ??? with be and to taken as part and pared of the within Indenture. Joseph X Orr & Alexander Orr"
Note: Indented entries are sub-leases
Surname Christian Name Townland Acres Parish PLU#1 Barony Landlord Date Act Sheet No. Map Ref. Orr William Castlebane 73 Aghanunshin Letterkenny Kilmacrenan William Boyd 1858 15 & 16 53 3 Orr Samuel Kildrum Lower 246 All Saints Londonderry Raphoe North Robert Bond 1858 15 & 16 55 5 Orr Cunningham Ballylin 465 Aughnish Milford Kilmacrenan Thomas Norman 1858 15 & 16 37, 46 9 Orr Cunningham Farnagh 146 Aughnish Milford Kilmacrenan Thomas Norman 1858 15 & 16 46 1 Orr Samuel Rathmelton Castle St 534 Aughnish Milford Kilmacrenan Isabella Gillespie 1858 15 & 16 45,46 80, 68 Orr James Bunnamayne 883 Burt Londonderry Inishowen West James Scott 1858 15 & 16 47 1 Orr John Bunnamayne 883 Burt Londonderry Inishowen West James Scott 1858 15 & 16 47 1 Orr William Carrowreagh 1242 Burt Londonderry Inishowen West Matilda Peebles 1858 15 & 16 47 16 Orr Patrick Malin U Rd Clonca Inishowen Inishowen East John Harvey 1858 15 & 16 4 ?? Orr Patrick Carrowmore 839 Clonca Inishowen Inishowen East John Harvey 1858 15 & 16 4 50 Orr Hugh Ballina 83 Clondavadogg Milford Kilmacrenan Robert Love 1858 15 &16 17 3 Orr Elizabeth Lifford Letterkenny Rd Clonleigh Strabane Raphoe North James Clarke 1858 15 & 16 71 13,44 Orr Catherine Culdaff Town 245 Culdaff Inishowen Inishowen East George Young 1857 15 & 16 5 ?? Orr Patrick Moneydarragh 2496 Culdaff Inishowen Inishowen East John Thompson 1857 15 & 16 12,21 65 Orr George Breaghy 160 Donaghmore Strabane Raphoe South Rev Robert Delap 1858 15 & 16 70, 79 2, 3 Wray James 70,79 3 Doherty James 70,79 3 Chisholm Margaret 70,79 3 McAleer Ane 70,79 3 Orr John Ballybun 327 Donaghmore Strabane Raphoe South Reps McConnolly Lecky 1858 15 & 16 79 16 Orr John Castlefinn Town 152 Donaghmore Strabane Raphoe South Mgt. Erskine Rogan 1858 15 & 16 79 23,28 Orr James Whitehouse 112 Killea Londonderry Raphoe North John McIlwaine 1858 15 & 16 55 1 Orr William Whitehouse 112 Killea Londonderry Raphoe North John Hanna 1858 15 & 16 55 3 Orr John Sockar 1047 Kilmacrenan Letterkenny Kilmacrenan Margaret Buchanan 1858 15 & 16 52 10 Orr Thomas B Rathdonnell 684 Kilmacrenan Letterkenny Kilmacrenan Alexander McCallum 1858 15 & 16 44,45,52,53 Orr Allan Tullynavinn 894 Moville Upper Inishowen Inishowen East Patrick Doherty 1857 15 & 16 21,31 3 Orr Anne Gortanny 125 Moville Upper Inishowen Inishowen East Robert Stevenson 1857 15 & 16 30 2 Orr Daniel Tullynavinn 894 Moville Upper Inishowen Inishowen East Hugh Toner 1857 15 & 16 21,31 7 Orr James Ballyrattan 837 Moville Upper Inishowen Inishowen East Thomas Ferguson 1857 15 & 16 21 5,6 Orr Mary Tullynavinn 894 Moville Upper Inishowen Inishowen East Daniel Orr 1857 15 & 16 21,31 7 Orr William Cooly 866 Moville Upper Inishowen Inishowen East William Hazlett 1857 15 & 16 12,21 26 Gill Annie 12,21 26 Orr Andrew Muff 588 Muff Londonderry Inishowen West George V Hart 1858 15 & 16 39 12 Orr Joseph Soppog 606 Muff Londonderry Inishowen West Marquis of Abercorn 1858 15 & 16 39 17 Wilson Robert 39 17 Orr Alexander Kiltole 307 Raphoe Strabane Raphoe North John Wallace, Rep 1858 15 & 16 69,70 6 Orr Esther Creggan 256 Raphoe Strabane Raphoe North Rev Henry Scott 1858 15 & 16 62, 70 10 Orr William Magherasollus 364 Raphoe Strabane Raphoe North William Smyley 1858 15 & 16 62 1 Orr William Sr Magherasollus 364 Raphoe Strabane Raphoe North William Smyley 1858 15 & 16 62 1 Orr James Kinnacally 323 Taughboyne Strabane Raphoe North Andrew McConnell 1858 15 & 16 54,55,62,63 5 Orr John Castletown 381 Taughboyne Strabane Raphoe North Marquis of Abercorn 1858 15 & 16 62, 63 4 Eatons John 62,63 3 Orr Matthew Jr Legnatraw 466 Taughboyne Strabane Raphoe North Marquis of Abercorn 1858 15 & 16 62.63 4 Orr Matthew Sr Legnatraw 466 Taughboyne Strabane Raphoe North Marquis of Abercorn 1858 15 & 16 62,63 5 Orr William Castletown 381 Taughboyne Strabane Raphoe North Eliza J Cunningham 1858 15 & 16 62,63 2 Orr David Money Beg 466 Tullaghobegly Dunfanaghy Kilmacrenan Jane Russell 1858 15 & `6 42 4 Orr George Glentidaly 416 Tullyfern Milford Kilmacrenan Burton Irwin 1858 15 & 16 37 1 Orr Anne Drumdoit 387 Urney Strabane Raphoe South Sir Fred W Heygate 1885 15 &16 79, 88 5 Orr John Coolyslin 158 Urney Strabane Raphoe South William Young 1858 15 & 16 79 2 Orr Daniel Tullynavinn Moville Upper Inishowen Inishowen East Philip Collins 1857 15 & 16 21,31 22 Orr Moore Letterilly ?? Inishkeel Glenties Boylagh Owner 1857 15 & 16 65,74 1 Hamilton Galbraith 65,74 1 Denis Devir 65,74 2 McGrath Patrick 65,74 ?? Kenny Neal 65,74 5 Boyle Bryen 65,74 6 Mulderris Charles 65,74 7 McLoone Peter 65,74 8 Mulderris John 65,74 9 Boyle Owen 65,74 10 Lyons James 65,74 11 Mcanley Edward 65,74 12 Mcauley Edward 65,74 13 Mcloone Peter 65,74 13 Mcloone Peter 65,74 14 O'Donnell John 65,74 15 Mcloone Jas 65,74 16 Mcloone Daniel 65,74 17 Mcloone Fergal 65,74 18 Kennedy Manus 65,74 19 Boyle Manus 65,74 20 Hanlon James 65,74 20 Boyle Edward 65,74 21 Kennedy John 65,74 22 Hanlon Charles 65,74 23 Boyle John 65,74 24 Boyle Cecilia 65,74 25 Boyle James 65,74 26 Mchugh Francis 65,74 27 Gallagher James 65,74 28 Browne John 65,74 29 Hanlon Charles 65,74 30 Kennedy John 65,74 31 Boyle Mary 65,74 31 Mcloone Connell 65,74 32 Mcloone Charles 65,74 32 Mcloone Neal 65,74 33 Mcdevitt Daniel 65,74 34 Mcdevitt Charles 65,74 35 Hamilton Galbraith 65/74 36
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