Stewarts of Dunduff, alias Coolaghy, Raymoghy, Barony of Raphoe, Co Donegal, 1622 – 1770
Expanded Abstracts of Wicklow Collection # 69
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Some 30 documents in National Library of Dublin, Ireland, Wicklow Collection # 69, bear on the Stewart’s of Dunduff and their collateral lines
The date of the manuscripts abstracted and presented as following “Items”, start in 1622 and go to1753. Names of tenants, witnesses & officials are included.
The 27 Items cover 33 of the cataloged documents and are in order, earliest to the later date
Spellings are as found in the originals and only occasionally changes for more clarity. Xxx denotes unreadable or incomplete
[xxx] indicated editor’s completion or addition. Use the Index at the end!
Date: 1 February 1622
Land Lease of Town Land of Drumbarnet, Parish of Ramoghy, Raphoe Barony, County Donegal, Realm of Ireland..
Grantor: William Stewart, Laird of Dunduff, of said Parish and Barony.
Grantee: Anthony Stewart, younger brother of Grantor, of Drummoghill.
Witnesses: David Kennedy, Anthony Kennedy and James Thos. Mcxxx.
MS 38,613 /2
Date: 5 July 1634
Marriage Endowment for John Stewart to wed Frances Dunbar
Anthony Stewart, Gent., of Drummoghill of Barony of Raphoe, father of John Stewart, and Lt. Robert Dunbar of Carewcashell in Barony of Kilmacrenan, agree that Frances Dunbar is to marry John Stewart, on or about August 1, 1634.
Anthony Stewart, Gent, of Parish of Raymoghy, Barony of Raphoe, a Dunduff Stewart and brother of William Stewart, Laird of Dunduff.
Lt. Robert Dunbar, father of Frances Dunbar.
Witnesses: at New Stewarton, County Tyrone.
William Stewart, probably Anthony Stewart’s older brother
Date: 14 December 1637
Last Will & Testament of William Stewart of Mountstewart Esq. Parish of Ramoghy, Barony of Raphoe, County Donegal, Realm of Ireland.
George Stewart Brother of Testator William Stewart
Anthony Stewart Brother of Testator William Stewart
Jean Stewart Wife of Testator William Stewart
Children of William and Jean Stewart
John Stewart Oldest Son b. c, 1626
William Stewart Birth Order unknown
James Stewart “
Robert Stewart “
Margaret Stewart [m. Anthony Kennedy c.1643]
Anna Stewart “
Elizabeth Stewart “
Agnes Stewart ”
Supervisors Assisting Jean Stewart in Rearing of Children
George Stewart [brother-in-law]
Anthony Stewart [brother-in-law]
Witnesses: Andrew Semple
Anthony Kennedy (later married Margaret above)
MS 38,520/1 (1)
Date: 1 February 1640
Dunduff Estate Settlement, Precinct of Portlough.
Jane Stewart, Widow of William Stewart
Anthony Stewart, brother-in-law
John Stewart [relationship uncertain, likely son of Anthony Stewart of Drummoghill].
William Stewart [2nd oldest son, still a minor in 1640]
Margaret Stewart [eldest daughter m, Anthony Kennedy]
Anna Stewart [2nd eldest daughter]
Agnes Stewart (Nanny)
MS 38,613/3 (1)
20 August 1643
Marriage of Margaret Stewart, of Dunduff, to Anthony Kennedy
Anthony Kennedy so/o David Kennedy, of Manclout, Parish of Raymoghy, Barony of Raphoe, County Donegal
Margaret Stewart eldest daughter of William and Jean Stewart of Dunduff, Ramoghy Parish, Barony of Raphoe, County Donegal.
Capt. John Stewart Bondsman, of Drumm-Oghill [s/o Anthony Stewart]
James Squire tenant of Drumbarnett, Ramoghy
John Gilmore tenant ) townlands of Monymore, Killybarren
John Allison tenant ) Parish of Ramoghy, Raphoe
Thomas Allen tenant )
John Rankin tenant )
James xxowston tenant )
Rory McLain tenant )
_______________Item 6 _________________
MS 38,520/1 (2)
MS 38,613/3 (2)
15 OCTOBER 1650
Land Indenture and Marriage: Jean Stewart, daughter of Archibald Stewart, Esq., Agent, Ballintoy, Antrim, to Major John Stewart of Dunduff, [Mount Stewart] Donegal & Aryshire, Scotland. Actual Marriage is dated 17 October 1650.
[These two manuscripts spell out certain conditions arising out of heirs of sd. Jean and Maj. John Stewart as well of any male heirs of Archibald, none being named herein.
Robert Kennedy Witness
Alexander Stewart Witness
David Fraser Witness
MS 38,515/18 (1)
11 May 1652
L W & Testament: Lieut.-Colonel Robert Galbreath of Douish within the Barony of Raphoe in the county of Donegall, stating his desire to be buried in the Parish church of Taughboyne.
Jane Galbreath, alias Cunningham, wife of Robert.
Capt. James Galbreath, sole son at the time of writing.
Rebecca Galbreath, daughter who later marries Alexander Stewart
Anna Stewart, daughter & wife of Capt. James Stewart [son of William Stewart of Dunduff.]
Archibald Galbreath, deceased son of Robert.
Humphrey Galbreath, brother of Robert.
Andrew Galbreath, brother of Robert.
Humphrey Galbreath, son of Humphrey bother of Robert.
Sir Audrey Mervin, Knight & Col. of 8th Regt. Of Foote.
Witnesses: Thomas Ramsey, John Ewing & Alexander MacClintocke
MS 38,546 (1)
25 JAN 1661
BOND OF £300 Given to John Stewart of Mount Stewart by William Stewart of Dramohell [Drumoghill] of County dunnygall [Donegal].
Witness: James Stewart [possibly brother of William Stewart
Archi [Archibald] Douglas
Tenant: Patt. Thomson of Killovery Killyverry]
MS 38, 615/15 (2)
8 AUG 1665
LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of Major John Stewart of Dunduff.
Jean Stewart, spouse and executrix of John Stewart and daughter of Archibald1 Stewart, Esq. of Ballintoy, Antrim.
Archibald2 Stewart, oldest son of Major John and Jean Stewart
John Stewart, Clerk, relationship not stated
Capt. John Stewart, Uncle of Jean Stewart
Faerd Mccher, minister at Ballycastle in the County Antrim. ) mentor for children
Capt. Robert Hamilton of Cladieford ) “
Lord Marquees of Montrose ) “
John Montgomery ) “
John Everinford ) “
Mr. Colvil, Writer
John Moore, witness.
MS 38,513 (1)
20 August 1666
Land Lease; John Stewart, son of Anthony Stewart, brother to William Stewart, Baron of the manor of Mount Stewart, deceased, original patentee of the lands of Cooleghy, Dunduffs Fort, Parish of Ray, Raphoe of Barony, County of Donegal], to his son Francis Stewart, leased land of Drummoghill and Drumbarnet.
Robert McKey, of Aimish, Barony of Kilmacrenan.
10 January 1669
Legal Brief, [permitting the following genealogical abstract ]
Sir James Cunningham died in 1620. His wife’s name was Katherine.
George Cunningham was Sir James’ son and Heir.
John Forward was son and heir of Robert Forward, Dean of Dromore.
George Cunningham died c. 1640. [George Cunningham’s daughter Hannah, after 1840, married John Spicer who died before July 1672]
John Cunningham was son and heir of James Cunningham, George Cunningham’s trustee.
George Cunningham’s wife was Hannah, d/o Henry Sutton, Dean of Limerick.
John Cunningham died w/o issue. His heirs were Katherine and Pennuel ”who are sisters by the father but not the mother” and “daughters and heires to Ann, the daughter to the said Sir James and sister to George”[Cunningham].
Giles and Frances were :sisters of the whole blood to the late deceased John Cunningham.
Hannah, relict of George Cunningham, married John Bridges.
3 April 1679
Land Sale; John Stewart of Dromoghill [Ramoghey] sold/leased land in Ards, Parish of Convall, Barony of Kilmacrenan, to David Stewart. [no known relationship] Alexander Stewart was a Witness, along with Robert Chambers. Lessors on the land were; Robert Belvard, John Euwing and Jeams Bochaman.
MS 38, 517
4 February 1683
Land Lease & Release: William Stuart of Fort Cunningham leased / rented Tuck (cloth) Mill in townland of Killeverry, Raymoghy Parish, Barony of Raphoe, John Wilinson (Wilkins) Chirgeon of Coleraine County of Londonderry.
21 April 1684
Indenture; John Wilkison, Chirgeon from Colerane, Derry, and William Stewart, Esq. of Mountstewart from Fortcunningham in the county of Donnegall. Sale and release of a Tuck and Cloath Mill in the townland of Killeverrie. Anciently belonging to John Stewart, Esq. deceased father of sd. William Stewart.
I October 1684
Land Lease; Between Jean Stewart of Mount Stewart widow and relict of John Stewart of Dundufe within the Parish of Raymoghy, Barony of Raphoe and county of Donegall and William Stewart of Dunduff. Jean Stewart stands in actual possession of the Land of Moundowy and Quarter of Land of Mountclink and part of Menniemore. [Monnymore]
21 April 1689
Last Will & Testament of John Wilkinson of Coleraine, Londonderry.
Names “deare wiffe Alice Wilkison” and daughter Joan Wilkison. Overseers of the will; Thomas Adames Apothhhicarey & James Oushane, both of Coleraine. Witnesses; William Davidson and Katherine McAulay.
MS 38,546 (4)
28 December 1687
£600 Bond. By John Stewart, Esq. of Mount Stewart in the Parish of Ramoghy & Barony of Raphoe & County of Donegal to Mrs. Jean Stewart of Mount Stewart of Parish and Barony aforesaid. [Likely mother to John].Property is referred to as that released from mortgage of Archibald Thomson on the land of Drumbarnet, “of the Mainor of Mount Stewart”.
29 October 1691
Last Will & Testament of John Stewart of Dunduff Esquire:
Asks burial at family lot at Church of Ramoghy. [ There is a large monument in the church ruins bearing the name John Stewart]
John Stewart leaves total of his Estate to Sister Isabella, with failure of her lack heirs to.
Sister Alice Wilkinson, [alias Stewart], failing in lack of her heirs, to his nearest male heirs of my family:
William Stewart, my cousin germane eldest son of Capt. James Stewart, assigns all his arrears in pay from the Regiment of Colonel William Stewart,
Matthew Stewart my cousin, the younger. Two suits of clothing,
Rebecca Killane 10 gold guinneas, [relationship unknown]
My uncle Charles Stewart of Ballintoy Esq. my black gelding,
My cousin Matthew Stewart of Lismoghry 10 Guinneas
Susan Stewart, servant 5 Guinneas,
My cousin William Stewart to be my sole Executor. Witnessed by William Stewart and Matthew Stewart.
MS 38, 613/4 (3) copy
28 September 1693
Marriage Indenture: William Stewart of Dunduffe, Gent and Mrs. Alice Wilkins of Dunduffe widow. Wedding sanctioned by Charles Stewart of Ballintoy of Antrim, Gent and Mr. James Stewart Minister of Coleraine. [ William Stewart and Alice Wilkins, nee Stewart are blood cousins.] In addition of conditions should there be failure of heirs, sums of money to be guaranteed, Lands pledged for rental income includes Killeverry, a house in Coleraine, William Stewart’s land in Leitrim and land in Barony of Raphoe called Clandehurka
MS 38,538 /1
8 January 1694/5
Marriage Indenture Between William Hamilton of Clady and Isabella Stewart, Widow, daughter of Mrs. Jean Stewart, widow, of Mount Stewart, Parish of Ramoghy, Barony of Raphoe, County Donegal. Qtr Land of Drumbarnett being settled on Isabella Steuart.
Capt. William Steuart, brother-in-law of Mount Stewart.
Cat. John Steuart of Mount Steuart, deceased.
Witnesses: John Parke
J. A. Knox
Trustees serving Mrs. Jean Stewart: Capt. Charles Steuart, of Ballintoy, Antrim.
Reverend James Steuart, Rector of Killibeggs.
Joseph Young Sr., tenant of Drumbarnett )
John MCNaughton ) recipients of monetary gifts
Neal McNeall. Of Belfast )
MS 38,522/8 (1)
13 February 1694
Land Indenture: Parties: (1) William Hamilton and his wife Isabella, William Stewart of Kilmacrenan and his wife Alice, Jane Stewart of Mount Stewart, widow, (2) John Lesley of Terkermehan in the Co. of Tyrone Esq. &John Sinckler of Strabane, Clke [cleric?] (3) Robert Mortimer, Gent. of Ramelton of Donegal & John Stewart of Manorcunningham, Gent, of Donegal, (4) Henry Coleman, Gent of the city of Dublin. Their arrangements involve land ownership in the Manor of Mount Stewart, aka Cooleaghy, including portions or all of: Drumbarnad, Monnymore, Killibarry, Menclout, Dromoghill, Mondowy, Dromalis, said parcels are in the Precinct of Portlough, Parish of Ramoghy, Barony of Raphoe, County of Donegal.
MS 38,522/2 (1)
Assignment This is a latin document presenting a final concord in the court of his majesty the King, fifteen days before Easter in the Seventh year of the reign of William the 3rd. It concerns the affairs of Henry Coleman, gent, querent [plaintive?], William Hamilton Esq. & Isabella his wife & William Stewart Esq and his wife and Jean Stewart, deforciant [defendants?] of the manor of Mountstewart or Coolaghy. This is a presumed resolution of the issues touched on in Item 17 of this presentation.
13 January 1703
Indenture: Charles Moore & Alice Stewart involving land at Little Malin, Barony of Raphoe, Donegal. [Transcription pending]
MS 38,616/3 (2)
14 February 17008/9
Last Will & Testament: John Forward of Castle Forward, son of Rev. Robert Forward, Portlough Precinct, Barony of Raphoe, County Donegal.
Property cited: 11 Qtrs, Burt, Innishoven; Woodstorme County Meath?.
4 Qtrs, Tougboyne, Barony Raphoe, county Donegal.
Family: Wife, Ann Forward
William Forward son of John & Ann forward
Isabella Forward daughter of John & Ann forward
Letitia Forward “
Eleanor Forward “
Elizabeth Forward “
Officiating: Andrew Hamilton, Archdeacon of Raphoe.
Michael Sampson of Dublin, possibly legal counsel.
Witnesses: John Gee, Robert Houston & William Patterson.
5 July 1716
Claim Release: Quit Claim Deed to Mount Stewart, aka Coolaghie. Parish of Ramoghy, Barony of Raphoe, county Donegal. John Maxwell, of College Hall, Co. Armagh, release to Alice Stewart of Dunduff in the county of Donegal, widow, and Isabella Stewart, only daughter of the said Alice Stewart. Officiating were Dr. Andrew Hamilton of Strabane, Tyrone, Notary Samuel Setton and Witnesses, Charles Stewart and Edward Matthews.
MS 38,616/5 (2)
21 July 1724
L W & Testament of Isabella Stafford alias Stewart Dunduff, Barony of Raphoe, Kingdom of Ireland. Executors; Archibald Stewart of Ballentoy, Dr. of Divinity and Alexander McNaughton, Dr.. of Physics. Manor of Mount Stewart in the Barony of Raphoe.
Beneficiaries: Ann Stafford, daughter of my deceased husband, [Edmond Stafford]
Jane Stewart, Cousin
William Stewart, son of Capt. [John] Stewart of Inch.
Mary Moore alias Creighton
Rose Stewart, servant.
Mr. Alexander Stewart of Ballentoy.
Edmund Mc Naughton
Samson Hamilton. Godson.
Mrs. Jane Moore, couzen.
Aunt Rebecca Killthomas
Anne Killthomas, d/o Aunt Rebecca.
William Forward, Minister.
John Maxwell of College Hall, Armagh.
Thomas Cudmore of Garvagh, Co, Londonderry.
Jonathan Ayelworth Xr to Cotton Cutters Hall, London.
MS 38,639/23 (2)
1732 or after
Title Opinion regarding Manor of Mount Stewart, alias Coolaghy, Parish of Ramoghy, Barony of Raphoe, County Donegal. William forward m. Isabella Stafford [alias Stewart] otherwise Lady Stewart of Manor of Dunduff, originally belonging to William Stewart [after receiving a 1000 acre Plantation grant for the described land of Coolaghy. That estate descended to Isabella Forward in the ensuing three generations.
MS 38, 617/6 (3)
18 May 1753
Last W. & Testament of Isabella Forward (nee Stewart). A fine describing the Mount Stewart properties called Cooleaghy, Isabella inherited in the precinct of Portlough, Barony of Raphoe, County Donegal. Husband William Forward (alias Howard) is sole named heir.
Witnesses: William Patterson, George Dewar and Jonathan Hanigan.
[In 1770, William Forward died and Isabella Forward having named The Right Honorable Ralph Howard as her successor to this estate, after her decease. [Isabella’s daughter Alice, b c 1755, later is the Countess Wicklow.]
Index of Surnames
Surname First Name Item #
Allen Thomas 5
Allison John 5
Ayelworth Jonathan 26
Bochannan Jeams 12
Bridges John 11
Chambers Robert 12
Coleman Henry 21
Colvill Mr. 9
Cudmore Thomas 26
Cunningham Anna 11
Cunningham Frances 11
Cunningham George 11
Cunningham Giles 11
Cunningham Hannah 11
Cunningham John 11
Cunningham Katherine 11
Cunningham Pennuel 11
Cunningham Sir James 11
Dewar George 28
Douglas Archibald 8
Dunbar Robert, Lt. 2
Euwing Robert 12
Everinford John 9
Ewing John 7
Forward Anna 24
Forward Eleanor 24
Forward Elizabeth 24
Forward Isabella 24, 27
Forward John 11, 24
Forward Latitia 24
Forward Robert 11
Forward Robert, Rev 24
Forward William 24, 25, 26, 27,28
Fraser David 6
Galbreath Andrew 7
Galbreath Archibald 7
Galbreath Humphrey 7
Galbreath James, Capt. 7
Galbreath Jane 7
Galbreath Rebecca 7
Galbreath Robert, Lt- Col. 7
Gee John 24
Gilmore John 5
Hamilton Andrew, Cleric 24, 25
Hamilton Isabella 21, 22
Hamilton Robert, Capt. 9
Hamilton Samson 26
Hamilton William 21, 26
Hamilton William, Esq 22
Houston Robert 24
Kennedy Anthony 1
Kennedy Anthony 3, 5
Kennedy David 1
Kennedy Robert 6
Killane Rebecca 18
Kilthomas Anne 26
Kilthomas Rebecca 26
Knox J. A. 20
Lawnxxx John 2
Lesly John 21
Matthews Edward 25
Maxwell John 25, 28
McCher Faerd 9
McClintocke Alexander 7
McKenzie Murdock 3
McKey Robert 10
McLain Rory 5
McNaughton Bartholomew 26
McNaughton Edmond 26
McNaughton John 20
McNeall Neal 20
Mervin Sir Audrey 7
Miller James 3
Montgomery John 9
Montrose Lord 9
Moore Charles 23
Moore Jane 26
Moore John 9
Moore Mary 26
Mortimer Robert, Gent 21
Parke John 20
Patterson William 24
Ramkin John 5
Ramsey Thomas 7
Sampson Michael 24
Semple Andrew 3
Setton Samuel 25
Sincler David 2
Sincler John 21
Smyly Walter 20
Spicer John 11
Squire James 5
Stafford Anna 26
Stafford Isabella 26
Stewart/Stuart Agnes 3
Stewart/Stuart Alexander 6, 12, 26
Stewart/Stuart Alice 21, 23, 25
Stewart/Stuart Anna 3, 7
Stewart/Stuart Anthony 1, 2, 3, 4, 10
Stewart/Stuart Archibald 9
Stewart/Stuart Archibald, DD 26
Stewart/Stuart Charles 18, 25
Stewart/Stuart Charles, Capt. 20
Stewart/Stuart Charles, Gent 19
Stewart/Stuart David 12
Stewart/Stuart Elizabeth 3
Stewart/Stuart Frances 10
Stewart/Stuart George 3
Stewart/Stuart Isabella 20, 25
Stewart/Stuart James 3, 8
Stewart/Stuart James, Capt. 18
Stewart/Stuart James, Cleric 19
Stewart/Stuart James, Cleric 20
Stewart/Stuart Jane 21, 26
Stewart/Stuart Jean 3, 4, 6, 9, 15, 17, 22
Stewart/Stuart Jean , Widow 20
Stewart/Stuart John 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 21
Stewart/Stuart John, Capt. 5, 9, 18, 20, 26
Stewart/Stuart John, Maj. 6, 9
Stewart/Stuart Margaret 3, 6
Stewart/Stuart Matthew 18
Stewart/Stuart Matthew, Sr. 18
Stewart/Stuart Robert. 3
Stewart/Stuart Rose 26
Stewart/Stuart Susan 18
Stewart/Stuart William 1, 2, 3, 8, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20,21, 22, 26, 27
Stewart/Stuart William 2
Stewart/Stuart William 3
Stewart/Stuart William 3
Stewart/Stuart William 8
Stewart/Stuart William 13
Stewart/Stuart William 15
Stewart/Stuart William 18
Stewart/Stuart William 19
Stewart/Stuart William 20
Stewart/Stuart William 21
Stewart/Stuart William 22
Stewart/Stuart William 26
Stewart/Stuart William 27
Stewart/Stuart William, Col. 18
Sutton Henry 11
Thomson Archibald 17
Thomson Patt.(erson) 8
Wilkinson Alice 18, 19
Wilkinson John, Surgeon 13, 16
Young Joseph, Sr, 20
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