Todds of Coleraine Co Londonderry and NW County Antrim

Richard McMurtry  August 2012

 

            Summary

 

Daniel Todd was a well-to-do merchant of Coleraine who died and was buried in St. Patrick’s church in Coleraine in 1737.  He was part of the second tier of the Irish landed aristocracy.  The first tier were people like the Earl of Antrim and the Marquis de Donegal who had received large land grants from the King of England.  The second tier were the recipients of leases from the first tier.   The second tier then leased out those lands to other tenants and collected the rents.   Those leases were sometimes extended in time for the lifetime of one of the sons or grandsons of the original lessee or in some cases for “lives renewable forever”.

 

Daniel Todd’s land were in in Donegal, eastern and central Co Londonderry and in northwestern Antrim, specifically the parishes of Billy, Dunluce and Billywillan in NW Antrim (townlands of Priestland, Park, Crossreagh, Island More, Caranoby, Ballycraig, Kiltenny, Sligmage/Slimagh, Ballyverdagh).

 

We believe there are three branches of this family:

  1.  Daniel Todd 1653-1737 who married Susanna LNU and had three children that are well documented:  Elizabeth Todd who married William Patterson,  Isaac Todd, and Andrew Todd d1787 who married Elizabeth Kinkaid 1815-1850.
  2. Samuel Todd  1646-1730 with children James 1703-1731, John 1713-1726, Daniel 1717-1724 and possibly a son Samuel who was the father of Hoplas Todd 1765-1774.
  3. And five men of the next generation who could be descendants of Samuel or another undocumented brother:

Moses Todd b 1710

                                    Robert

                                    Moses

                                    John

                                    Daniel

                                    Rachel md a Scoly or Scobee

                                    Mary md a Cox

James Todd b abt 1710 md Martha LNU, lived Crossreagh, died prior to 1745

                                    Daniel Todd b 1732 moved to London

                                    William Henry Todd abt 1735, moved abroad (Leases in Ballynafeigh in

Derrykeighan mentioned Daniel and William in 1744/1745)

The above 2 were named in leases related to property formerly held by Daniel Todd d 1737 and therefore are assumed to be kin.

The 3 below are possibly kin due to geographic proximity to the lands of Daniel Todd.  Also Island More was one of the townlands owned by Daniel Todd.

                        Samuel Todd b abt 1710 d  1770 md Elizabeth LNU of Ballytaylor (There was a

John Todd in Ballytaylor in 1775; there was also a William Todd in

Bushfoot in 1791)

                        William Todd  b abt 1710, overseer of Island More in 1735 and surveyor 1748

                        Matthew Todd of Ballywillan, 1735 and 1755

           

 

 

 

Relationship to “Modern” Todd Families

 

There are a number of more “modern” Todd families, dating from the mid- to late-1700s that we believe, for various reasons, to be descended from or at least related to the above families.

 

  1.  John Todd b abt 1766 d 1851 of Park/Priestland area: 11-12 children including Andrew Todd 1811-1893, James b abt 1822, Hugh abt 1823-1903,  Daniel 1824.  This family assumed to be related to Moses Todd because this family and Moses’ family lived in the same townlands.  Also a Daniel Todd married Grace who lived in Park.
  2. Andrew Todd b 1740s d 1795 Sligo.  Surgeon and apothecary, born in northern Ireland, educated in Dublin, came to Sligo about 1770.   This family is considered to be kin to the Priestland Todds and hence the Coleraine Todds because the DNA of the Sligo family matches the DNA of the Priestland families.  Also, there were letters from
  3. Todds of Derrykeighan, Co Antrim:  James Todd 1787-1877, aged 90 who died in Lisnabraugh and William Todd born about 1790 died after 1870 Kent Co MD.  William was ancestor of the Todd who founded Todd Shipyards in America.  This family lived in Derrykeighan just south of Priestland/Park area and their DNA matched the Priestland/Park Todds.  Note that there were Henry family leases that mentioned Daniel Todd in 1736 in connection with a Ballymoney lease and a 1744 and 1745 lease for tenements outside of Ballymoney and land in Ballynafeigh (east of where the Derrykeighan Todds lived in the 1820s).
  4. Todds of Ardstraw Parish, Co Tyrone:  Robert Todd abt 1775 d 1841/1851 and Alexander Todd abt 1768 who lived in Ardstraw Parish in western Co Tyrone.  This family shares the same DNA pattern with the above Todds.
  5. Todds of County Down:   There were two Todd families that settled in Co Down in the 1600s – one in Carricknaveagh in central Co Down and one in Aghaderg in western Co Down.  They share the same DNA pattern as the above Todds.  They may have been the ancestors of the above families or they may have shared a common ancestor in Scotland.

 

These Todds all have the same DNA pattern as a Todd family of Dreghorn Ayrshire.  Hence, Ayrshire may have been their common origin.

 

It should also be mentioned that there were other Todd families in Co Donegal, to the north of Buncrana (Henry Todd) and in Buncrana itself.    The latter family was a John Todd  1765-1861 and his wife Lyida 1773-1847.  Three of their children went to Philadelphia and then westward.

 

Despite considerable research into this family during 2010 and 2011, I never compiled all the data into a coherent narrative.    I have attempted to go back and copy below the data sent to and received from Margaret Carey, Thelma Matthew and Nick Todd in emails in 2011 from which one could extract a more coherent narrative and discussion of the documentary evidence.  However, this is very incomplete and unedited.

 

It would potentially be possible using the Autosomal DNA test (called the Family Finder DNA test by Family Tree DNA) to determine the relative degree of closeness of relationship between these various branches of the family if descendants in the 5th or 6th generation could be found.

 

I conclude this summary with a brief explanation of the assumptions by which the relationships between the various descendants of Daniel Todd d 1737 were determined.

 

This chart below shows the various people mentioned in Andrew Todd’s 1780 will (William St John Patterson, Andrew Todd, John Todd), and the connection between William Thornton Todd and his second cousin Wilhelmina Patterson, the Todd nieces and nephews of the fur trader Isaac Todd 1742-1819. 

 

  1.   The non-inclusion of John Todd as a child of Daniel Todd d 1737.  Note that I have not included John Todd and wife Elizabeth Patterson as the parents of Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton despite the assertion of this parentage in Burke’s Peerage book.   I believe the reference in Burke’s made in 1866 long after the death of the Daniel Todd in 1783 reflects an error made by the informant.   The will of Daniel Todd d 1737 mentions sons Andrew and  Isaac, but no John.  The eary leases of Andrew Todd d 1787 mention Daniel b abt 1735 and Isaac born about 1741 as sons of Isaac but make no mention of any sons of a John Todd.   The will of Andrew Todd in 1780 mentions makes bequests to the eldest son of sister Elizabeth and the eldest son of his brother Isaac, but makes no mention of any children of a brother John.    There are no documentary references to this John Todd in any of the deeds or wills of the 1700s or early 1800s.  
  2. The John Todd a lad of 14 or 15 at Workington School in Cumberland County England is the principal legatee of Andrew’s will but his relationship to Andrew or anyone else in the family is not identified.  This contrasts to the other legatees in his will who are identified as “Andrew Todd, eldest son of Danl. Todd, now of Randalstown” and “William St. John Patterson, eldest son of Walter Patterson, Governer of the Island of St John’s in the Gulf of St Lawrence”.  From this we speculate that John was not the son of Daniel Todd, but rather an illegitimate son of Andrew which would explain his precedence over the eldest son of the eldest son of his brother Isaac and the eldest son of the eldest son of his sister Elizabeth.
  3. Wilhelmina Patterson is shown as the granddaughter of Elizabeth Todd and hence the second cousin of William Thornton Todd, the grandson of Isaac Todd Sr. 
  4. The will of Isaac Todd 1752-1819 refers to his nephews and nieces named Todd including Andrew Todd d 1796 and William Todd md 1799 and Sarah and Susanna Todd and a son of a niece named Daniel Merry.  We assume these are all children of Daniel and Letitia Thornton Todd since we know that Andrew and William were sons of Daniel and Letitia Thornton Todd.
  5. Daniel Todd died in Randalstown in 1783 (which was near Shane’s Castle, the seat of the Earl of Antrim).  We assume that he was the Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton because the will of Andrew Todd in 1780 refers to Andrew Todd eldest son of Daniel Todd of Randalstown and that Andrew Todd’s 1796 will states that his parents were Daniel Todd and Letitia Thornton.    We assume he was Daniel son of Isaac Todd Sr for the reasons mentioned above. 

 

 

 

Daniel Todd b 1653 d 1737

            Elizabeth Todd md William Patterson (two of her children were:)

                        Walter Patterson  b abt 1735 d 1798 London (Governor of St John Island in

Canada)

William St John Patterson

Daniel Patterson  b. Ireland md Jane Brooke (Some report she was desc of Henry

Brooke and Elizabeth Vaughan – Elizabeth having been the sister of  George Vaughan who built Buncrana Castle in 1718.)

Wilhelmina Patterson md 1799 William Thornton Todd (her second

cousin)

            Isaac Todd b abt 1700-1710

Daniel Todd b 1735 d 1783 in Randalstown md Letitia Thornton

            Andrew Todd 1754?-1796 of Randalstown died New Orleans

            William Todd md 1799 Wilhelmina Thornton 1766-1843 (lived at

                                                Buncrana)

                                    Sarah Todd

                                    Susanna Todd

                                                Daniel Merry (son of daughter of Daniel Todd)

                        James b 1738?

                        Isaac b 1740/1742-1819 (famous fur trader in Quebec, bought Buncrana Castle in

1812, died in Bath England in 1819)

                                    Eleanor Todd (illegitimate daughter) md 1823 (at Buncrana Castle) John

Chambers

            Andrew b 1720 d 1787 md Eliz Kinkead (she d 1750)

John Todd  1766-1804 (possible illegitimate child of Andrew) md 1789

      Mary Dickey (she md later Alexander Crawford 1755-1823

            Andrew Todd b abt 1790 d 1812 Burgos, Spain

 

Another way of putting this argument re: John Todd being the father of Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton:

 

 

In summary, here is the evidence for a John Todd being the father of Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton:

 

1. There is an entry in Burke's Peerage or Landed Gentry made about 1866 that states that the grandfather of James Todd Thornton (or was it James Thornton Todd) was the Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton and that Daniel's parents were John Todd and Elizabeth Patterson.

2.  There are other sources but they all derive from the Burke's record.

 

There is no other evidence for the existence of this John Todd and Elizabeth Patterson marriage and parentage of Daniel..

 

The evidence against:

1.    The will of Daniel Todd d 1737 as reported in Mullin mentions only Elizabeth, Isaac and Andrew.

2.    The sale of leases by Andrew Todd d 1787 mention Daniel b abt 1735 and Isaac b abt 1740-41 as sons of Isaac, but mention no other male descendants and  mention no John Todd.

3.   It is not likely that Isaac Sr who had sons Daniel born abt 1735 and Isaac born abt 1741 also had another brother John having sons of the same names, the same birth order AND the same ages.  Same names wouldn't be unexpected but same ages seems unlikely

4.   Andrew's 1780 will mentions his John Todd a lad of 14 or 15 without describing his parentage, but names (as john's successors)  William St John Patterson (who was the eldest son of the eldest son of Elizabeth Todd Patterson) and Andrew Todd, identified as the eldest son of Daniel Todd and who therefore could be assumed to be the eldest son of the eldest son of their brother.  This would fit with Isaac Todd Sr whose eldest son was Daniel based on the leases explicitly identifying Daniel as the 1st son.    Based on the Daniel Todd 1737 will and his land leases by his son Andrew d 1787 , it would seem likely that the same Daniel who features in Andrew's 1780 will was the Daniel who features in his land leases. It would seem strange that a different Daniel by a different brother would suddenly become prominent in the inheritance of land.

 

 

 

Detailed Discussion

 

What follows is a chaotic compilation of the emails sent and received from the various Todd researchers of this family.

 

Based on documentary evidence and some guesses and inferences by this author, here is the tentative structure of Daniel Todd’s immediate family:

 

Daniel Todd b 1653 d 1737

            Elizabeth Todd md William Patterson (two of her children were:)

                        Walter Patterson  b abt 1735 d 1798 London (Governor of St John Island in

Canada)

Daniel Patterson  b. Ireland md Jane Brooke (She was desc of builder of

Buncrana Castle)

            Wilhelmina Patterson md 1799 William Thornton Todd (her second

cousin)

            Isaac Todd b abt 1700-1710

Daniel Todd b 1735 d 1783 in Randalstown md Letitia Thornton

            Andrew Todd 1754?-1796 of Randalstown died New Orleans

William Todd d 1840-1843 md 1799 Wilhelmina Thornton

1766-1843 (lived at Buncrana)

                                    Sarah Todd

                                    Susanna Todd

                                                Daniel Merry (son of daughter of Daniel Todd)

                        James b 1738?

                        Isaac b 1740/1742-1819 (famous fur trader in Quebec, bought Buncrana Castle in

1812, died in Bath England in 1819)

                                    Eleanor Todd (illegitimate daughter) md 1823 (at Buncrana Castle) John

Chambers

            Andrew b 1720 d 1787 md Eliz Kinkead (she d 1750)

            John Todd  1766-1804 (possible illegitimate child of Andrew) md 1789

Mary Dickey (she md later Alexander Crawford 1755-1823

                        Andrew Todd b abt 1790 d 1812 Burgos, Spain

                                   

There was a Samuel Todd, a contemporary of Daniel Todd who was also buried in St Patrick’s and therefore thought to be close kin possibly a brother.  The burial records of St Patrick’s reveal the following family structure:

 

Samuel Todd  1646-1730

James 1703-1731

John 1713-1726

Daniel 1717-1724

and possibly a son Samuel

Hoplas Todd 1765-1774.

 

A third branch of this family are the Todds associated with the leases of Daniel Todd’s land in NW Antrim.  These were Moses Todd b abt 1710 and James Todd born about 1710.   They may have been sons of Samuel Todd d 1730 or another unknown and undocumented brother of Daniel Todd d 1737.  Since Moses and James received their leases from Andrew Todd d 1787 and then passed on their leases to their sons, we assusme that Moses and James were close kin to Daniel Todd d 1737.

 

 

James Todd

            Daniel Todd – b abt 1732 moved to London

            William Henry Todd b 1735

 

Moses Todd b 1710s md Mary Ann LNU (probably born 1710s  based on Moses’ birth in 1740s

            Robert Todd minor in 1767, born after 1746

            Moses Todd md Katherine Patterson (probably born 1740s based on Peter

Patterson of Ballylough being born in 1747 and will of Robert Patterson 1772             Philadelphia)

                        Daniel Todd minor in 1772, prob born 1760s

                        Robert Todd, minor in 1772, prob born 1760s

            John Todd

            Daniel Todd minor in 1767, born after 1746 say 1750; hence 67 when he filed his

father’s will in 1817.

            Rachel married a Scoly (or possbily a Scoby)

            Mary married a Cox

 

From this family, we believe are descended the family of Andrew Todd who lived in Priestland and West Park and whose descendants have been avid family historians.

 

 

Detailed Discussion

This is the family tree as I have surmised it.     This tree differs from the record in Burke’s Peerage which asserts that Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton was the son of a John Todd and Elizabeth Patterson.   I based my conclusion on the fact that there is no documentary record of this John Todd, but the deeds for this family show an Isaac, Daniel and James Todd as sons of Isaac Todd Sr and the ages of Isaac and Daniel are close to what we would expect for Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton and for Isaac Todd the furtrader.

 

 

Other assumptions:

  1. The Daniel Todd d 1783 in Randalstown (per Belfast Newsletter) is probably the Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton.
  2. Andrew Todd who died in 1796 in New Orleans has probate records which document his parents as Daniel Todd and Letitia Thornton.  Since this Andrew’s uncle was Isaac Todd the fur trader, we prove that Daniel Todd and Isaac Todd were brothers.  There is also a Randalstown reference in the Andrew Todd d 1796 records; hence, confirming that this branch had a Randalstown connection.
  3. We assume that the John Todd mentioned as being 14 or 15 in Andrew Todd’s 1780 will (probated 1787)  and therefore born about 1766 and whose seal was included in the probate record of Andrew’s will in 1787 hence confirming a 1766 birth was close kin.   He is the right generation to have been another son of Daniel Todd.   This John Todd died in 1804 per a newpaper record of his death at the spas of Herrongate.   There are deed records that confirm that Andrew Todd who died in 1812 at a battle near Burgos, Spain was also close kin.  There is a Crawford family record that states that John Todd was the husband of Mary Dickey Crawford and a record that states that Mary Crawford was mother of Andrew Todd d 1812.
  4. The age of Todd as born about 1738 comes from one of the deeds that lists the children of Isaac Todd Sr.

 

 

 

 

Note that Burke’s Landed Gentry asserts that Daniel b 1735 who married Letitia Thornton was the son of a John Todd and Elizabeth Patterson, but the deed records do not show such a John Todd, suggesting that the Burke’s record may be in error and that Daniel was the son of Isaac Todd.  Further research is underway to prove this one way or another.

 

Moses Todd will 1767 recorded by Daniel Todd his son or grandson in 1817

 

Moses Todd b 1710s md Mary Ann LNU (probably born 1710s  based on Moses’ birth in 1740s

            Robert Todd minor in 1767, born after 1746

            Moses Todd md Katherine Patterson (probably born 1740s based on Peter

Patterson of Ballylough being born in 1747 and will of Robert Patterson 1772             Philadelphia)

                        Daniel Todd minor in 1772, prob born 1760s

                        Robert Todd, minor in 1772, prob born 1760s

            John Todd

            Daniel Todd minor in 1767, born after 1746 say 1750; hence 67 when he filed his

father’s will in 1817.

            Rachel married a Scoly (or possbily a Scoby)

            Mary married a Cox

 

 

 

Male Todd

Son William b 1735

Female Todd married to John Henry of Ballymoney

 

James Todd late of Crossreagh, Co Antrim (Crossreagh is about 3 miles from West Park where

          Todds lived in the 1800s

Daniel Todd b 1732 (This Daniel Todd seems to be the Daniel Todd who went to London)

 

Daniel Todd on Freeholders List in area between Bushmills and Coleraine.

 

Andrew and Daniel Todd were merchants in Coleraine.

 

A Regiment of Foot arrayed in 1756 (associated with Coleraine included Capt Andrew Todd and Lt. Daniel Todd.

 

Another Regiment included Isaac Todd.

 

 

A petition in History of Palmer Mass stating it was "Copied from

Parker's 'History of Londonderry' "

 

[26th day of March, Annoq. Dom. 1718]

To His Excellency the Right Honourable Collonel Samuel Suitte Governor

of New England.

We whose names are underwritten, inhabitants of ye North of Ireland, Doe in

our own names, and in the names of many others our Neighbours, Gentlemen,

Ministers, Farmers and Tradesmen, Commissionate and appoint and trusty and

well beloved Friend, the Reverened Mr. William Boyd of Macasky, to His

Excellency the Right Honourable Collonel Samuel Suitte Governor of New England,

and to assure his Excellency of our sincere and hearty inclinations to transport

ourselves to that very excellent and renowned Plantation upon our obtaining

from his Excellency suitable incouragement. And further to act and Doe in our

Names as his Prudence shall direct. Given under our hands this 26th day of

March, Annoq, Dom. 1718

 

Daniel Todd

 

 

Data from Linda Lunney  dib@ucd.ie


Earl of Antrim to John Henry, merchant Ballymoney 1745. Three tenements Main St Ballymoney bounded by Alex. Smart's tenement and Nath. People's tenement. Also tenement south side road leading to Mile Bridge 8 acres. Lives in the lease John Henry junior and William Todd nephew to lessee age about 10

Same to same 1745 lands at Ballynafeigh amendment; James Henry life in the lease is dead; for consideration of (I think it is) £4 a new life is being added instead; Daniel Todd son of James Todd late of Crossreagh, co. Antrim. aged 12 years

There is also a deed of 1745 (Earl) of Antrim to Andrew Todd Coleraine merchant Two quarters Priestland, one quarter Kiltiney one quarter of Park commonly called Fernalessary; for the natural life of Daniel Todd aged 10 Isaac Todd aged 5 years first and third sons of Isaac Todd sen of Coleraine, merchant.

These Todds are obviously connected closely to the family of Daniel and Andrew Todd, merchants of Coleraine, who are discussed in the Mullins' book Coleraine in Georgian times, but I hadn't known that the Todds were connected to the Henrys of Ballymoney. The neighbouring tenement owned by Daniel Todd in Ballymoney is probably significant

 

 

Info on Andrew Todd d 1796

 

Here's a little tidbit about Andrew Todd the nephew of Isaac Todd of Buncrana Castle in Canada who went to New Orleans, got involved with some major dealings with fur traders there, then caught the yellow fever and died.

 

 

What Trudeau did not know was just how subtle a game Jacques Clamorgan was playing. He was busy cultivating an influential young Irish merchant to serve the interests of the company and, more important, the interests of the company Clamorgan himself was hoping to build. Andrew Todd was a junior partner in the Canadian firm of Todd, McGill and Co. His uncle, Isaac Todd, and his uncle’s partner, James McGill, held shares in the North West Company and also ran their own fur trading concern. The younger Todd was industriously pursuing the trade in furs, partly on behalf of his uncle’s firm and partly on his own account. Hitherto he had operated out of Canada through the straits of Mackinac, shipping furs to Europe via Montreal. Such dealings as he had had in the Mississippi and Missouri trade had not been very fortunate, and more than once he had fallen afoul of the Spanish authorities. Why, then, was he amenable to Clamorgan’s suggestion that he reroute his trade via St. Louis and New Orleans? Because in June 1796, under the terms of Jay’s Treaty, the British were obligated to hand over Fort Mackinac (the trading post that had replaced Michilimackinac) to the United States, and Todd anticipated a considerable financial loss as a result. When the young merchant visited St. Louis in the autumn of 1795, Jacques Clamorgan went to work on him. The plan they came up with was that Todd would have trade goods shipped from London to New Orleans and brought upriver to St. Louis, instead of downriver from Montreal via Mackinac.59 Clamorgan would get commissions from the company and from Todd on all the merchandise he arranged for the company to purchase. In every way Clamorgan stood to gain.60 Clamorgan wasted no time letting Governor Carondelet know of the new arrangement and stressing the need to do everything possible to bind Todd to the Missouri Company. More forts were needed, and more men capable of garrisoning them. Todd had promised to recruit those men in Canada. With Todd’s backing, the Missouri Company could send out more expeditions, and Clamorgan confidently predicted that a year hence he would be able to send Carondelet “the exact map of the Missouri as far as its sources and the exact voyage [to] the western sea.” They must spare no effort. James Mackay had reported that the British were building forts and encroaching where they had no business to be. “It is time to close the doors to this nation if we do not wish them to kick us out.”61 And the Spanish could do just that with Andrew Todd’s help.

In letter after letter, Clamorgan harped on his ties with Todd, boasting that he had single-handedly brought him on board to become the Missouri Company’s “supply-house.” He conceded that Todd had lavished certain favors on him, but that was only fair since, in promoting the company, “I have exposed my reputation, my credit, and my fortune.” He also announced that as of May 1, 1796, there would be a new business concern, Clamorgan and Loisel. He was joining forces with Regis Loisel, a young French Canadian who had been the Chouteaus’ clerk in Mackinac. Just what the relationship of this new entity would be to the Missouri Company he did not bother to explain. He was also endeavoring to persuade the other members of the Missouri Company to deal exclusively with Todd for their trade goods. Some were opposed to this, and he begged Carondelet to authorize him as director to require them to patronize Todd. No, Todd was not yet a Spanish subject, Jacques conceded, but he was willing to demonstrate his loyalty to Spain.62 That was good enough for Carondelet. He gave Todd the exclusive right for ten years to trade with the Sac and the Fox, two peoples of the upper Midwest, and sanctioned his admittance to the Missouri Company, even though, as a foreigner, he was technically ineligible for membership.63 Carondelet also agreed to require Missouri Company members to buy their merchandize from Todd, a move that delighted Clamorgan because it would silence the discontent and “malicious envy” of certain individuals.64 Jacques Clamorgan made use of his ties with Todd to gain real estate as well as money and influence. In the summer of 1796 he traveled to New Madrid, another Spanish outpost downriver from St. Louis, and petitioned Charles Dehault Delassus, the commandant of the region, for a grant of 536,904 arpents (over 450,000 acres) some 30 miles below the village of New Madrid. He explained that he had been encouraged by Carondelet to establish a rope manufactory to supply cordage to the Spanish navy. Since he was “connected … with a powerful house in Canada,” he was in an ideal position to recruit farmers to grow and process hemp once tensions between Spain and Britain eased. (The two nations were on the brink of war, so recruiting settlers in Canada was likely to prove difficult.) Delassus reviewed the request and recommended to Carondelet that it be approved, given that “this remote country [was] so miserable on account of the … want of population.” Jacques Clamorgan got his land. He never did get his settlers, but the grant was his, and that was all that mattered.65 From New Madrid, Clamorgan continued on to New Orleans. Upon his arrival he contacted Carondelet to thank him for his past favors and inform him of certain revisions he had made to the articles governing the Missouri Company, most of which, it went without saying, gave him as director far greater authority.66 Trudeau had warned Carondelet to expect just such a move. “[D]riven by his ambition,” Clamorgan “wanted to usurp everything.” Trouble was already brewing over the order that the company buy exclusively from Todd. Clamorgan had contracted with him without consulting the other members, because it suited his own interests: “[H]e seeks to force his associates … to resign … in order alone to profit from the privileges … Your Excellency has solicited in favor of the … Company.”67 Still, the arrangement with Todd was Clamorgan’s trump card, and he played it for all it was worth.

Especially heartening to Clamorgan was the news Carondelet had received from Spain. The Missouri Company had finally received royal approval, along with authorization to raise one hundred militiamen at a cost of ten thousand pesos a year. Jacques Clamorgan assumed, as did Carondelet at first, that the king would pay. However, Intendant Morales, who would have to sign off on the appropriation, insisted this was not what the king had in mind. The Missouri Company would be responsible for paying the men it recruited and for maintaining the forts it built.68 In late October 1796, Andrew Todd arrived in New Orleans to finalize arrangements with Clamorgan. He undertook to use his own contacts in Canada to get the firm of Clamorgan, Loisel and Co. all the men it needed for its expeditions. He also promised to ship in trade goods from Britain via New Orleans for the partners.69 Just as Zenon Trudeau had warned, somewhere along the line the Missouri Company had faded out of the picture and been replaced by Clamorgan’s personal company.

Todd planned on stopping in New Orleans just a week or two before heading back up north. It was not wise for those unused to the climate to expose themselves to the heat and humidity that beset New Orleans even in the fall. That particular year the summer heat lingered longer than usual, and soon the first cases of yellow fever were reported. And while Jacques Clamorgan had become inured to the deadly malady during his various sojourns in the West Indies, Todd had not. He fell ill, and by the end of November he was dead. It was a financial and personal blow for Clamorgan. Todd had advanced the now hopelessly intertwined Missouri Company and Clamorgan, Loisel and Co. over eighty thousand dollars in trade goods. Everything hinged on how Todd’s heirs and creditors decided to proceed. Would they keep his business arrangements going, or would they demand their money?70 Jacques Clamorgan soon got his answer. He and the two companies were caught in the middle of a fight between a couple of hardheaded men of business. Daniel Clark, Jr., had been Todd’s representative in New Orleans, and he wanted to maintain ties to Clamorgan, Loisel and Co. and the Missouri Company. He had advanced money and merchandise to both enterprises and faced a hefty loss if either or both failed. He asked the authorities to continue the concessions granted to Todd. Governor Carondelet was sympathetic. Clark was a longtime resident of New Orleans: he was also wealthy and well connected, and Carondelet thought it in everyone’s best interests to accommodate him. 71 Clark was not, however, Todd’s heir. Isaac Todd was, and he had no wish to take over his nephew’s trading venture. What Todd Sr. wanted was payment in full for the trade goods.72 Even with disaster looming, Jacques Clamorgan pushed ahead with building up his real estate empire. On March 1, 1797, he approached Trudeau. The lieutenant-governor had been kind enough to encourage his “industrious exertions,” and His Majesty, in gracious acknowledgment of Jacques’s “excessive expenses,” had allowed Jacques ten thousand pesos a year. (Clamorgan glossed over two crucial facts: the money was supposed to go not to him personally but to the Missouri Company, and Intendant Morales had vetoed payment anyway.) The subsidy had not been paid, and Clamorgan hoped Trudeau would recompense him with a modest land concession—not much over a half million arpents—on the Missouri, to erect sawmills and gristmills and maintain a herd of cattle so he could supply New Orleans with salt provisions. Trudeau complied, and Carondelet signed off on the grant. It seemed a simple enough way of saving a business enterprise neither of them wanted to see fail.73 Buoyed up by his success, Clamorgan kept asking. Could he have a few thousand arpents here? What about a concession there? He pledged to put the land to good use. And always there was the promise that, with enough land, he would have the means to launch another expedition up the Missouri, to the greater glory of Spain and the undoing of the British. By the autumn of 1798, Trudeau had received nine separate requests from Clamorgan, and he was getting a little irritated. Clamorgan also had to reckon with a change in personnel in New Orleans. Carondelet had been replaced, and the new governor, Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, was less generous.74 At this point, the one remaining independent shareholder in the Missouri Company, Joseph Robidoux, launched an attack on Clamorgan. The petition Robidoux submitted to Gayoso de Lemos put a very negative spin on the evolution of the Missouri Company. Naturally, he could not vilify Carondelet or Trudeau; instead, he painted a picture of well-intentioned officials led astray by a glib talker. The project was “wisely conceived,” and Robidoux had been persuaded to buy in, as had others. Clamorgan had taken them in with his “intriguing [and] great talking.” Some investors pulled out when the first expedition ended in failure. Robidoux kept at it longer, and that decision cost him ten thousand dollars. No, he had no intention of suing to recoup his losses, but he wanted the Missouri Company reconstituted and Clamorgan barred from any role in its activities.75 Gayoso de Lemos told Trudeau to call Clamorgan to account, and Trudeau was obliged to inform his superior that things did not look good. Clamorgan, Loisel and Co. had indeed managed to get their hands on all but one of the shares of the Missouri Company. With Todd’s death, though, “the great project has gone to the four winds.”76 Clamorgan was still boasting about what he could achieve if the government gave him his ten thousand pesos a year. The company would drive back the British and “place … the standard of our empire in the midst of the most distant savage nations.”77 Trudeau was unimpressed: these were “the absurdities of a … madman.” Of course Clamorgan wanted the ten thousand pesos, but by then it was a pittance compared to what he owed.78 Jacques Clamorgan’s financial woes were not his alone. He had extended credit to scores of people in St. Louis itself and in outlying villages such as Marais des Liards and St. Ferdinand. To try to save himself, he began pressing them to pay up. Daniel Clark and Isaac Todd both appointed attorneys, and they began harassing anyone unfortunate enough to have become enmeshed in Jacques Clamorgan’s financial web. Debtors were forced to pledge their farms, their cattle, everything they had. Farmers and small-scale traders did not know whom they were supposed to listen to: Clark’s man, William Porter; or Todd’s, John Hay; or Clamorgan himself. Most could not pay up anyway.

Tensions rose, and Jacques found himself on the receiving end of threats of bodily harm.79 He tried everything he could think of to dig himself out, but it was only a matter of time before he was driven into bankruptcy. In the summer of 1798 he dispatched a pleading letter to Clark, declaring that he and Regis Loisel would willingly hand over to Clark’s representative everything Clamorgan, Loisel and Co. had to liquidate the debt, but Isaac Todd’s attorney had “embargoed” all their assets. That approach cut no ice with Clark, so Jacques traveled down to New Orleans to make a personal appeal. Would Clark give the firm more time? He was begging for mercy.80 This tactic did not work, so once he was back in St. Louis, he tried another. On the morning of September 27 he rushed to Trudeau with a tale of woe—one that involved selling out a friend. Jacques Clamorgan and John Hay had been acquainted for several years. Hay boarded with Clamorgan when business brought him over to St. Louis from his home base in Cahokia, and in 1797, when Hay married, Clamorgan presented him and his new bride with an elegant carriage by way of a wedding gift.81 However, Hay’s role as Isaac Todd’s representative complicated the relationship between the two men, and Clamorgan was quite prepared to try to save himself by casting aspersions on Hay. He explained to Trudeau that Hay had skipped town the previous night. Clamorgan knew Hay had the books of Clamorgan, Loisel and Co. at his lodgings in St. Louis, so he had hurried over to retrieve them, only to discover that Hay had done some fancy bookkeeping with the intent of defrauding Clark for the benefit of Todd. Clamorgan asked for Trudeau’s help in authenticating the accounts. According to Clamorgan, he and Loisel had bought the shares of three of the members of the Missouri Company on behalf of Andrew Todd, who had wanted to increase his holdings without having that fact generally known. There were other matters. Clamorgan, Loisel and Co. had paid to construct a storehouse in New Orleans for the furs that were to be sent downriver from St. Louis on Andrew Todd’s account, and had outfitted a bateau to bring trade goods upriver from New Orleans to St. Louis for Todd. The point Clamorgan was anxious to make was that a large part of the debt he and Loisel owed had been incurred on instructions from and in the interests of Andrew Todd. Unfortunately, Hay had appropriated the correspondence proving that.82 Trudeau was understandably skeptical, as were Daniel Clark, Jr., and Auguste Chouteau, the man to whom Clark had given power of attorney. Figuring that William Porter needed help to bring Jacques Clamorgan to book, Clark had enlisted the aid of Chouteau, who was only too familiar with Jacques Clamorgan’s penchant for playing fast and loose with the truth. Neither Chouteau nor Clark was inclined to buy the story of purloined papers or to see Jacques Clamorgan as an innocent victim of the machinations of John Hay and Isaac Todd. Clark wanted his money. On his behalf, Chouteau requested that Trudeau seize all of Clamorgan’s property in St. Louis, and the property of Regis Loisel and John Hay (on the basis that everything Hay had recouped in Isaac Todd’s name actually belonged to Clark).83 Trudeau complied and began inventorying the assets of the three men. Trade goods of all kinds came to light in Clamorgan, Loisel and Co.’s warehouse— fabrics, needles, razors, candle molds, snuff boxes, lancets, beaver traps, whistles, earrings, a small bugle, a large quantity of firearms, and “Four silver crosses for the Indians.” Loisel and Hay had very little personal property in St. Louis. It did not take long to seize their assets. Trudeau then turned his attention to the contents of Jacques Clamorgan’s home, noting down all his possessions, including his slaves, his furniture, and the contents of his library. He also demanded a list of Jacques’s real estate. Jacques tried to hide everything he could by conniving with one or two trusted friends, but there was only so much he could do.84 Jacques Clamorgan was desperate. Once more he hastened down to New Orleans to plead his case. He ended up staying longer than he intended, for Clark used the power of the law to prevent him from absconding. Eventually, after much haggling, Jacques reached an agreement with Clark, and both Clark and Chouteau helped him with credit.85 They awoke to the realization that if Jacques went under he would drag down many more people, not just in St. Louis but also throughout Upper Louisiana, with devastating repercussions for the financial life of the region. As for Isaac Todd, he was ultimately frustrated in his bid to get anything back from “that Rascal Clamorgan.”86

 

Email from Mgt Carey

"St.Louis Recorded Archives:  Vol 5, No.2,pp.427-514.  Daniel Clark (no.1), pp,1-3".   Be my guest if you want to track it down!   (:-))

 

It is the will of Andrew Todd, nephew of Isaac Todd the fur trapper.   It is dated 13th November 1796.

 

Andrew was described as being a young man when he arrived in Canada in 1781.   He became a prominent trader in the Mississippi valley and settled in New Orleans where he died in 1796, reportedly of yellow fever - probably at age 42.   His will was translated into Spanish as part of a legal process to recover debts due to him in Louisiana and the Missouri Historical Society has translated this back into English.

 

Anyway, Andrew declared that he was born in Ireland and was the legitimate son of Daniel Todd and Letitia Thornton both deceased.   He lived formerly in Montreal and was now resident in New Orleans.   He said that he was a merchant, sound of mind, memory and judgement but sick in body.   He left the sum of five hundred dollars to his executor ( a handsome sum in those days) and ordered that his slave, Jack, be set free.

Andrew declared that he never married and was leaving no children.   His parents being deceased, he left his entire estate to his UNCLE Isaac Todd of Montreal.   His executors were Isaac Todd and James McGill of Montreal.   James McGill was Isaac's long-time partner whose money financed the foundation of McGill University.

 

In a draft of the will, Isaac mentions his nephew William Thornton Todd "now of Londonderry in Ireland" also as an executor.

 

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Daniel Todd

2.   Daniel Todd md Letitia Thornton

 

There are two possibilities for the parentage of Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton: (1) Isaac Todd Sr son of Daniel Todd d 1737  (2) John Todd and Elizabeth Patterson.

 

The sole source for option 2 is Burke's Peerage. 

 

The various sources for option 1 are: 

(1)  R. C. Archibald, Carlyle’s first love, Margaret Gordon, Lady Bannerman; an account of her life, ancestry, and homes, her family, and friends (London and New York, 1910; repr. New York, 1973), 6–7, 10.

 

The writer Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 was in love as a young man with Margaret Gordon, the granddaughter of Walter Patterson b 1735 and great granddaughter of Elizabeth Todd and William Patterson). The appendix to the book written about Margaret Gordon in 1910 has an appendix which is not online, but should be consulted as it appears to be a famiy chart of the Todds and their Pattrson connections.  The index to this book cites: 

 

Elizabeth Patterson daughter of Walter, wife of John Todd, Appendix B.

 

This would make John Todd to be the generation of the late 1750s early 1760s, if this Walter is the Walter b 1735 son of Elizabeth Todd.  So this John Todd & Elizabeth Patterson would not be the parents of Daniel b 1735.

 

We would need to request this book on interlibrary loan or find a local library that has it.

 

3.  John Todd

 

I previously postulated a John Todd b 1700 because Mary Todd was said to have married Thomas Crawford 1696-1782. 

 

I am now persuaded, as both you and Nick suggest and based on the evidence that Mary Dickey Todd was the wife of Alexander Crawford, not Thomas Crawford, that there was only one John Todd who married Mary Dickey.  The evidence is the identification of Mary Crawford as wife of Alexander Crawford in the probate oath for Andrew Todd's 1812 will.   If Alexander Crawford is the Alexander Crawford 1755-1823, son of Thomas Crawford 1696-1782, then we would expect Mary to have been born 1750-1760.   

 

It seems to me that this John Todd could be the John Todd d 1804 because of the reference to John Todd d 1804 being an agent to the Earl of Antrim, essentially having taken over the job held by his kinsman Andrew Todd d 1787.  Hence Mary Todd could have married Alexander Crawford after John's death in 1804 and before 1813 when she is referred to as Mary Crawford.  Hence this John Todd could be the John Todd b1766 who inherited the lands of Andrew Todd d 1787.  Again, we need the deed that transferred ownership to E. MacNaghten to find out what the deed says about Mary Crawford.

 

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Andrew Todd d 1812

 

3. You previously asked about the source of the will of Andrew Todd d 1812 and the source was the National Archives (UK) website.

 

Military Papers obtained from the War Office records:   I have read through the military papers which I have for Andrew Todd who died at Burgos in 1812.   As I suspected, there is absolutely nothing of genealogical value in them.   (I recalled being very disappointed at the time after months of effort to obtain the records.)   There is no mention of his age, next of kin etc.   The documents refer mainly to the purchase of his commission.   The final page says that he was killed in action on 25th October in Spain.   He was single and no inventory of his personal effects had been ascertained.

 

From another source, we have that Andrew was an officer in 1807, but a lower rank one.   At least we exhausted the possibilities here on Andrew.             

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Buncrana Todd descendants

 

 

1.  Todd (maybe John, morelikey Isaac) md Elizabeth Patterson

      Todd  Isaac Todd b 1710s

            2.    Daniel Todd (b 1736 d 1783) md Letita Thornton         

                        3  William Thornton Todd d 1819 md 1799 Wilhelmina Patterson d 1843

                                    (dau of  Daniel Patterson)

                                    4. Daniel Todd 1804 md 1857 Harriet E Julia Hinde

                                    4.  James Henry Todd  d 1889 md 1860 Anna Letitia GEALE

                                                5  Anna Maria Thornton

                                                5  James Henry Brooke Thornton b 1855 Herefordshire md

                                                            1880 Ada Huntley md Caroline Harvey?

                                                            6 Laura Minnie Maria Thornton b 1878 Wales md George

                                                                        Waters 1896 Queensland

                                                                        7 

                                                            6  Vera Gertrude Tod Thornton b 1903 London

                                                5  William Thornton Geale Todd b 1857 d 1865

                                                5  Frederick Geale b 1861 d 1897 Benin

                                                5  Clara Jane Thornton b 1862

                                                5  Daniel Bickley Thornton b1863 d 1936 md Elizabeth                                                                   Pennefather Frances d 1959 (no children in 1911

                                                            census) handed management of estate to William                                                                  Chambers of Dublin

                                                5  Wilhelmina md John George Smyly of Dublin (1911 Census

                                                            Dublin, no evidence of children)  md 34 years (i.e. 1867)

                                                5  Alice Elizabeth Todd md 1886 Sydney Hoare of

                                                            Ennismore Gardens

                                                            6

                                                5  Edith Letitia Todd d 1870

                                    4  Andrew Thornton Todd d 1893 md 1848 Eliza Fitzgerald d 1852

                                                (2) Frances Letitia Evans b 1830 (married by Rev H. J.

                                                            Grassett

                                                5  Mary Georgina Todd 1865 died 1941 md 10 May 1899 Charles

                                                            Edgar Byron b1852

                                                5. Wilhelmina Todd md 1885 George Geddes Le Mesurier b                                                           1856

                                                            6.  Arthur Baker LeMesurier b 1889 d 1982 surgeon (No                                                                              issue)

                                                            6   Perceval Thornton Le Mesurier born 29.8.1891, Died

                                                                        1900 at Niagra Falls. Welland,Ontario, Canada

                                                            6 Henry Vernon Le Mesurier born 4.12.1893.

                                                            6 Frances Stuart Le Mesurier born 2.1.1888 baptised                                                                        6.2.1888, in Darjeeling, India

                                                5  Jane Stuart Todd md Fredrick Lemaitre Grasett

                                                            6 Elliot Thornton Grasett b 1891

                                                5   Frances Letitia Todd md 1887 Hugh Vernon Payne d 1911                   

                                    4  Jane Wilhelmina Todd md 1816 Hamilton Stuart of Tyrone

                                                            and Donegal

                                                            6  Mary Stuart b 1823

                                                            6  Hamilton Stuart b 1827

                                                            6  Jane Charlotte Stuart b 1829

                                                            6  William james Stuart b 1831

                                                            6  George Isaac Stuart b 1836                       

                                    4  Angel Todd  d 1831 md 1828 Arthur Darley

                                                5  Frederick Wm Darley b 1829 d 1848

                                                5 Wilhelmina Darley b 1830 d 1830  

                                    4  Mary Todd d 1867

                                    4  Eliza Todd d 1849 md 1845 Hamilton Lane                     

     2.    Andrew Todd d 1787

     2.     Elizabeth Todd md William Patterson

                        3  Walter Patterson b 1735? 

                                    4 William St John Patterson

           

            2.    Isaac Todd 1742-1819

                        3  Eleanor Todd md 1823 John Chambers

            2    unknown

                        3  Hamilton Todd md 1828 Catherine Longwill  (by Ham Stuart)

                       

1871 Kingston, Surrey,England

James R Hoare 23

Thomas Hoare 20  b 1851

Arthur Hoare 18 b 1853  (Sydney Arthur Hoare b 1857 d 1931 Isle of Wight

Grace M Hoare 15 b 1856

Kate E Hoare 15  b 1856

Ethel R Hoare 12

Mary B Hoare 10 b 1861

Herbert Hoare 7  b 1864

Reginald Hoare 5 b 1866

Ivy M Hoare 3

 

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Note below that the statement about Daniel Todd of Buncrana Castle and Daniel Patterson being related not only by the marriage of their children by being double first cousins refers to Daniel who married Letitia Thornton was the son of Isaac Todd whose sister Elizabeth Todd was the mother of Daniel Patterson.  I don't think there is any question that the Todds of Coleraine are the Todds of Buncrana castle.  The reference in Burkes' Peerage about Daniel being the son of John is in error.  See below.

 

Walter Patterson was an Irishman, and his father was known as "William Patterson of Foxhall," Co. Donegal, although his ancestors lived and were buried in the not far distant town of Rathmelton, on the border of the Fanad peninsula. Foxhall was a leased estate of about 170 acres in the parish of Con wall, some thirty miles from Buncrana, to which we shall presently refer. William Patterson had five daughters, and four sons1 of whom Walter was the eldest

 

1 William Patterson, who was appointed schoolmaster in Prince Edward Island in 1777, and whose death is referred to in despatches of November 19, 1781, and June 23, 1789, was doubtless the youngest of the sons

 

In 1790 he was appealing to the Government for help, but there is no evidence that he received assistance. He never returned to Prince Edward Island, and died in poverty "at his lodgings in Castle Street, Oxford Market," London, on September 6, 1798.

 

Such, in brief, is the career of Walter Patterson, Prince Edward Island's first English governor, 1770-86. His career is of interest in this connection since Margaret Patterson, Walter Patterson's daughter, became Margaret Gordon's mother.

 

2. Walter Patterson's Brothers It would appear that John Patterson did not remain in Prince Edward Island very long, for by the early part of 1772 he was married and travelling in England with his wife Catherine, daughter of the wealthy merchant Robert Livingston, third and last Lord of the Manor of Livingston, Columbia County, New York. The Livingstons were a remarkable family. Nearly all the daughters married distinguished men and the sons held prominent positions in the State. A sister of Robert married William Alexander,

1 A curious incident in the history of this family may be related: John Patterson's brother, Daniel, had a daughter and heir, Wilhelmina, who married (1799) her second cousin, William Thornton, son of Daniel Todd of Buncrana Castle (see Appendix B). This William Thornton Todd had a first cousin, Sir William Thornton, who, as colonel, commanded a division of the British Army at the battle of New Orleans in 1815, and it so chanced that he was selected to lead the attack upon the marine battery held by his near connection, Daniel Todd Patterson!

 

The Patterson connection with Buncrana Castle was brought about not only through the marriage of the above-mentioned children of Daniel Patterson and Daniel Todd, but also by earlier family intermarriage, for these men were double first cousins. This explains the armour of Daniel Todd of Buncrana Castle, as given in Burke's Heraldic Illustrations? and gives us incidentally

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Other branches of a Buncrana Todd family:

 

 

TED AND MONICA's DONEGAL INTERESTS

 

James DEAN was my husband's great grandfather.  His father was also James and his mother was Helen RAMSAY. James and his brother Henry  left Donegal and went to Philadelphia, PA in 1851.  Shortly thereafter he married Sarah TODD who was born in Buncrana, Co. Donegal.  Sarah's sister Lydia was the first to leave Ireland and a year or so later Sarah and their brother George left Ireland landing in New York and then moving to Philadelphia.  We are puzzled by the fact that there was another Todd family who lived in Buncrana Castle during this time period, but so far we cannot connect our Todd's with the other family.  Lydia, Sarah and George left a brother James in Buncrana and their father's name was John TODD.  The Todds of Buncrana Castle eventually changed their name to TODD-THORNTON.

 

And another:

16 September, 1885, George Geddes LE MESEURIER, bachelor, and Wilhelmina Elizabeth TODD, spinster, Toronto.

 

6 October, 1886, Hugh Vernon PAYNE, bachelor, and Frances Letitia TODD, spinster, Toronto

 

I would think this person could be traced in the census.

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We have Andrew Todd b 1716-1720 son of Daniel Todd d 1737 moving to Randallstown to be the agent for the Earl of Antrim.

 

We have a Daniel Todd dying in Randalstown in 1783

 

We have a will by Andrew Todd 1780/1787 that refers to an Andrew son of Daniel Todd of Randallstown written in 1780, 3 years before Daniel died.

 

We have Andrew Todd b1754 who was the son of Daniel and Letitia and that both his parents were deceased by 1796.  

 

Andrew Todd b 1754 was the nephew of Isaac Todd 1742-1819 the fur trader.

 

This looks to me like:

Daniel Todd d 1737

            Eliabeth Todd md William Patterson

                        Walter Patterson b 1735

            Isaac Todd

                        Isaac Todd 1742-1819

                        Daniel Todd 1735-1783

                                    Andrew b 1754 d 1796

                                    William Thornton Todd md 1799 d 1819 md Wilhelmina

                                                Patterson 1769-1843

            Andrew Todd b 1716/20 d 1787 Randalstown

 

June 17 1843  

 

On the 14th inst., at her residence, the Castle, Buncrana, WILHELMINA, relict of the late WILLIAM THORNTON TODD, ESQ., in her 74th year

 

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Link of Dunluce Todds to Buncrana Todds

 

 

1.  The connection of the Todds to Buncrana Castle comes through the Pattersons.   Jane Brooke who married Daniel Patterson was the granddaughter of Elizabeth Vaughan, sister to George Vaughan who built Buncrana Castle in 1718.   Daniel Patterson was the son of Elizabeth Todd and William Patterson.

 

 

 

2.  So I suspect that William Thornton Todd came from Randalstown or Coleraine or wherever to Buncrana to marry Wilhelmina Patterson (daughter of Daniel Patterson and Jane Brooke) because of William’s family connection to Elizabeth Todd and her connection to the Pattersons.

 

 

 

3.  So if the Buncrana Castle Todds are kin to Elizabeth Todd, then since (1) Elizabeth is kin to Daniel Todd d 1737 and (2) Daniel Todd is kin of some sort to Moses Todd of Priestland, and (3) your Andrew is probably kin to Moses Todd, then I think it likely that you are kin to the Buncrana Castle Todds.

 

 

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Here’s the John Todd 1805 deed.

 

It states that John Todd and Mary Dickey married in 1789 and the marriage involved the sale of the leaseholds of the Todd lands in Co Antrim To Adam and Thomas Dickey.     The wedding would have been when John was 24 years old if he was the John born in 1765.   It is hard to imagine that their son Andrew could have been born in 1790 since he would only be 17 in 1807???? When he was promoted.

 

This links us this John to the John Todd of Beechmont

 

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4a4b:  5 August 1755:  Andrew Todd of Coleraine lets ¼ of West Priestland to Moses and Daniel Todd during the lives of Daniel Todd aged 21 and Isaac Todd aged 14, 1st and 3rd sons of Isaac Todd (hence Daniel b 1734 and Isaac b 1741).  

 

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Will of Isaac Todd the furtrader

of Isaac Todd – transcript by HWD, from the privately owned original.  Portions in square brackets are legible in the original, but have been crossed out or added.

Passages in italics, and in square brackets, are my comments.

 

I Isaac Todd now of the City of Montreal in the Province of Lower Canada, Esquire, do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

I order and direct that all my just debts be paid and fully satisfied, after which I hereby dispose of all and singular my Estate property and effects in manner following, that is to say –

I give and bequeath to the Hon. James McGill of Montreal aforesaid the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Britain, to be by him held in trust to and for the use benefit and behoof of Charlotte Porteous daughter of John Porteous late of Montreal aforesaid, Merchant, deceased, to be paid to her at such times and in such manner as the said James McGill in his discretion shall think fit.

I give and bequeath to Susanna Todd my niece now of Coleraine in Ireland, the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds Sterling money aforesaid, which sum my residuary Legatee hereinafter named is required ["hereby charged" added but crossed out] to place out in such manner as to produce an annual Interest of One hundred and thirty pounds which is hereby charged to pay ["to be paid" crossed out] to the said Susanna during her life, and to pay the principal to her Children at her decease – But in case the said Susanna shall not marry, or marrying shall die without Issue, this my will is, that on the decease of the said Susanna, one half of the aforesaid sum of two thousand five hundred pounds shall be paid to the eldest daughter of my nephew William Todd now of Londonderry in Ireland aforesaid, and that the said Susanna shall have power ["& I hereby authorise her" added] to dispose of the other half of the aforesaid principal sum of money by her last Will and Testament, to such persons and in such manner as she shall think fit.

I give and bequeath to my niece Sarah Todd a like sum of two thousand five hundred pounds Sterling money aforesaid, which my said residuary Legatee is hereby also charged and required to place out, and pay the Interest thereof and principal to the said Sarah Todd and her lawful Issue in the same manner and upon the same limitations and conditions as the aforesaid legacy to the said Susanna Todd, save and except, that in case the said Sarah shall not marry, or marrying shall die without issue, then my will is, that on the decease of the said Sarah one half of the aforesaid last mentioned legacy of two thousand five hundred pounds shall be paid to the second daughter of my said Nephew William Todd, and in case the said William Todd have no second daughter, then to his second Son, and in default of such second Son, then to the said William Todd – And that the said Sarah have power ["and I hereby authorise her" added] to dispose of the oher half of the said last mentioned legacy by her last Will and Testament to such person or persons and in such manner as she shall think fit.

I give and bequeath to Daniel Merry my grand-nephew now in Ireland aforesaid, the sum of three thousand pounds Sterling money aforesaid.

To my friends Mr Robert Lester of Quebec Merchant, and John Brickwood of Croydon near London, I give and bequeath one hundred guineas each as a mark of my esteem and regard – And to my worthy friend the before named James McGill, and to Thomas Forsyth and William McGillivray of Montreal aforesaid Esquires, John Paterson of London merchant, and John Brickwood junior, nephew of the before mentioned John Brickwood also of London, Merchant, five of my Executors hereinafter named, I give and bequeath a like Sum of One hundred guineas each –

Being desirous to make a provision for ["my daughter" added] Eleanor Todd ["my infant daughter" crossed out], I give and bequeath to the said James McGill Thomas Forsyth William McGillivray, John Paterson, John Brickwood Junior, and my said nephew William Todd, and to the Survivors and Survivor of them, as Trustees and Trustee by me hereunto specially named and appointed, the sum of Ten thousand pounds Sterling money aforesaid to be by the said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them held in trust and to and for the use benefit and behoof of the said Eleanor – That the said Trustees or the Survivors and Survivor of them shall place the said sum of ten thousand pounds in the British Funds, or on some other good security, the Interest thereof ["except such part as shall be requisite for the maintainence and education of the said Eleanor" added] to accumulate and remain vested in the same manner by the said Trustees or Trustee, and be by them or him paid and applied together with the principal, in manner following, that is to say, That upon the said Eleanor's attaining the age of twenty one years, or being married, whichever shall first happen (provided such marriage to be made with the consent and approbation of any three of my said Executors or whom the said James McGill shall be one) the said sum of money so accumulated, shall be by my said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them settled and appointed in such manner that the said Eleanor shall have and receive the interest thereof for her own proper use and behoof during her life time, and upon her death that two thirds of the principal be settled and secured unto the child or children of such marriage share and share alike, and that my said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them do permit and suffer the said Eleanor to dispose of the other third part of the said sum of money by last will and Testament in such manner as she shall think fit – And in case the husband of the said Eleanor shall survive her, then that the said Trustees and Trustee do pay the Interest of One half of the aforesaid sum of money so secured to the said Child or Children to and for the proper use and behoof of such husband during his life time, and shall and do pay ["and apply" added] the Interest of the other ["half" added] towards and for the maintainance and education of such Child or Children – But in case the said Eleanor shall not marry, or marrying shall leave no issue, then my will is, that upon the decease of the said Eleanor, my said Trustees and Trustee shall and do pay one half of the aforesaid principal sum of money to the children of my said Nephew William Todd, and that my sd. Trustees and Trustee do permit and suffer the said Eleanor to give and bequeath the other half by her last will and Testament in such manner as she shall think fit – and in case the said Eleanor shall die before she attains the age of twenty one years or being married as aforesaid, then my said Trustees and Trustee shall pay the whole of the aforesaid principal sum of money so accumulated to my said residuary legatee; and that in the mean time and until the said Eleanor shall have so married or shall have attained the age of twenty one years, my said Trustees & the Survivors and Survivor of them ["shall &" added] do pay or cause to be paid ["for the maintainance & education of the said Eleanor" added] out of the Interest of the aforesaid principal Sum of money such sum or sums as to the sd Trustees & the Survivors & Survivor of them shall appear to be requisite and necessary.  ["That in all things to be determined by the said Trustees respecting the said Eleanor particular regard & consideration shall be had to the advice & opinion of my worthy friend the said James McGill" added].

I hereby order & direct that my Picture & that of the said James McGill, now in my parlour be kept ["preserved" crossed out] & delivered to the sd Eleanor when she comes to the age of discretion, that she may know the likenesses of her father & his particular friend.

[Here, I wonder if an entire sheet is missing, since the next page refers to "the said James Kyle", who has not yet been mentioned elsewhere in the will.  On the other hand, the handwriting changes at this point, so it may be that two drafts were being combined – HWD]

I give and bequeath to the said James McGill, and to Mr Thomas Blackwood of Montreal aforesaid, Merchant, William Martin of the said place Inspector of Chimnies and to the said James Kyle the sum of two thousand pounds Current money aforesaid, to be by them and the Survivors and Survivor of them held in trust to and for the uses purposes and intents herein after mentioned and contained, and not otherwise, that is to say – In Trust that they the said James McGill Thomas Blackwood Wm Martin and James Kyle ["& the Survivors & Survivor of them" added] shall and do as soon after my decease as conveniently may be, place out at Interest upon good security the aforesaid Sum of £2000, and in case the said Trustees & the Survivors of them shall be satisfied that the said James Kyle performs his duty towards ["his said children" crossed out] Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle his daughters by his wife the late Jane Kyle now deceased, in such manner as he ought, that then the said Trustees or the Survivors of them, shall and do pay or cuase to be paid yearly every year to the said James Kyle ["in order to enable him to defray the charge & expence of the maintainance & education of his said daughters" added] the Interest of the said sum of money ["or such part thereof as my sd Trustees & the Survivors of them shall think fit & sufficient for the said purpose" added] until the said [illegible word] Kyle daughter of the said James Kyle ["by his late Jane Kyle" crossed out] shall have attained the age of ["majority" crossed out] 25 years or shall be married [here is an addition in very small writing, hard to make out], and from and after the time the said Jane Kyle daughter of the said James shall have so attained the age of ["majority" crossed out] 25 years or shall be married as aforesaid, then in trust that said Trustees & the Survivors of them shall and do pay or cause to be paid to the said James Kyle the Interest upon one thousand pounds Current money aforesaid yearly and every year until the said Agnes Kyle ["younger" added] daughter of the said James Kyle shall have attained the age of ["majority" crossed out] 25 years or shall be married, which ever shall first happen, provided such marriage be made with the consent of some two of the said Trustees of whom the said James Kyle shall be one.  Then upon this further trust that from and after the period the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle or either of them shall so attain the age of twenty five years or shall be married as aforesaid, that the said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them shall and do place out and secure the said sum of two thousand pounds in such manner that the said Jane Kyle upon her being so married or attaining the said age of twenty five years shall have receive and enjoy the Interest upon the Sum of one thousand pounds half of the aforesd sum of money during her life time which the said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them are & is hereby directed and charged to pay to the said Jane Kyle; and that the said Agnes Kyle from and after her being so married or attaining the age of 25 years as aforesaid, shall have receive and enjoy the Interest upon one thousand pounds the other half of the aforesd principal sum of money for and during her natural life, and that from and after the decease of the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle daughters of the said James Kyle [2 words illegible] of them ["the said Trustees & the Survr & Survivor of them shall & do pay or cause to be paid and divident unto & amongst the respective lawful issue of the said Jane Kyle & Agnes Kyle" added], the aforesaid principal sum of One thousand pounds, of which the Interest is hereby directed to be paid to the said Jane & Agnes Kyle respectively, or in such other manner as to the said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them shall seem most fit and proper.  Provided always and I hereby declare my will and intention to be that in case the said Trustees or the Survivors of them shall find that the said James Kyle is careless of or inattentive to his said Children or treats them improperly, that the said Trustees and the Survivors of them shall and do place the said Children in some more proper situation, and shall and as also retain the whole of the Interest of the said Sum of money hereby directed to be paid to the said James Kyle, and apply the sum or such part thereof as the said Trustees and the Survivors or them shall see fit, for and towards the care maintainance and education of the said Children – In Trust also, that in case of the death of either of the said Jane Kyle or Agnes Kyle before she shall attain the age of 25 years or be married as aforesaid or marrying in case she shall die without Issue, that the said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them shal and do ["permit and suffer" crossed out] pay or cause to be paid to the Survivor of the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle the legacy of the deceased to be held and enjoyed by such Survivor in the same manner and under the same limitations & restrictions as such survivor shall and will be entitled to have hold and enjoy her own share or moiety of the aforesaid sum of two thousand pounds and Interest thereon by the present Testament.  And in case of the decease of both the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle before they shall have so attained the age of 25 years or shall be married as aforesaid, or marrying shall die without Issue as aforesaid, then upon this further Trust, that my said Trustees and the Survivors & Survivor of them shall and do account for and pay the said Sum of £2000 and all arrears of Interest thereon to the sd Wm Todd my residuary legatee hereinafter named and to his heirs.

I give and bequeath to the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle all the plate I may be possessed of in Montreal aforesaid at the time of my decease.

And as the said James Kyle if not living with me as a servant has always hitherto conducted himself in such manner as to merit my approbation, I therefore give and bequeath to him my Watch and all my wearing apparel and also the sum of £200 Str.  and I further give & bequeath to him for the use of his said two Daughters, two bedsteads two beds with the necessary sheets bedding & Coverlets, [illegible word] choice of the said James Kyle.

[End of the draft]

 

General comments:  This draft is undated, but it is almost certainly mid-July 1804.    Some of the arrangements made in the will correspond with those that Todd described to John Askin in a letter dated July 20 1804: "…I buried on the 15th a favorite House keeper after a painfull Complaint, which Terminated in a Consumption  She was only 31 Years Old Lived with me near 10 Years & was mother to a Little Girl that Calls me and truly her father I acknoledge her as Such  I before the Mothers death took her to Quebec to place her under the Care of respectable Woman who teaches School  she costs me £100 Pr annum  her Mother has Left two other Daughters by her Husband, James Kyle who has Lived with me 12 Years.  poor Woman she was unhappy fearing these Children might be Neglected as their father is a Young Man and may Marry again  I promised I would take care of them.  I have done so Leaving in the hands of Trustees £1000 for each the Interest to Educate them, the principal to be paid on their being of Age, or Marrying with the Consent of the Trustees, if One dies to other to Inherite her Share…" [printed in The John Askin Papers, ed. Milo M. Quaife, Vol. 2 (Detroit Library Commission, 1931), pp. 421-2].

 

Entries in Montreal church registers show that James Kyle, “Steward to Isaac Todd Esquire of Montreal”, was married to Jane Crundle by May 20 1800, so her daughter with Todd must have been born before that.  They also had a daughter Elizabeth, baptized Jul 19 1802, died Nov 20 following.  Jane, wife of James Kyle, died Jul 13 1804.

 

William Todd, the principal legatee in the draft will, must be the man usually called William Thornton Todd.  According to Ontarian Families, Vol. I, and Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland, he was a son of Daniel Todd and Letitia, daughter of Sir William Thornton.  This would make him a brother of Andrew Todd, the fur trader.  The same sources state that  William Thornton Todd married Wilhelmina, daughter of Daniel Patterson of Londonderry, & Foxhall, co. Donegal, and Jane Brooke his wife.  W. T. Todd and Wilhelmina had several children, of whom the eldest son, Daniel Todd, became the proprietor of Buncrana Castle, built a courthouse and jail at Buncrana at his own expense, was a prominent Orangeman, and became a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant.  He was featured in a book about the sufferings of the tenants of Ireland, as an example of a ruthless absentee landlord [Finlay Dun, Landlords and Tenants in Ireland (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1881), p. 135].

 

The fourth son, Andrew Thornton Todd (ca 1810-1893), settled in Canada, and had a family of six daughters.   All of them married, but I think only two had children. 

 

The eldest daughter of W. T. Todd and Wilhelmina, Jane Wilhelmina, married an Irish clergyman, Hamilton Stuart, who performed the marriage of Eleanor, Isaac Todd’s daughter, at Buncrana Castle in 1823.

 

 

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What I think we have learned about the land transfers in Priestland is that some of those leases was passed down to Moses Todd and through him to his progeny while other of those leases passed down from Andrew Todd d 1787 through Daniel Todd’s progeny and ultimately back to Edmund Macnaughten.

 

 So it seems like Andrew Todd lived on lands in Park passed down through the Daniel Todd progeny and then back to Edmund MacNaughten when Andrew Todd d 1812 and Mary Dickey Todd Crawford sold her interests.

 

I can’t tell if the lands in West Priestland that Andrew owned the leases for came to him through Moses Todd or from other routes.

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2.         Todd    Wm & ors         Todd    546       229       359746

 

19 Dec 1801 Robert Mackey of Mardin, Co of hertford and John Langdon of London assiness of th estate of Matthew Charley, late of London merchant of first part and William Todd of Buncrana Donegal Esq of second part and Isaac Todd of Montreal, Canada of third part..Robrt Mackey and John Langdon with consent of Wiliam Todd ..in consideration of 4000 pounds paid by the said Isaac Todd did grant all the Castle of Buncrana with the gardens and land therunto belonging with the quarter land of Tullyerwin, the quarter lands of Tolladish and the quaterland of Ballyamckrry and all that one half of the quarter land of Ballymagar in Barony of Innishsowen Co of Donegal.. during the natural life and lives of their Royal Highnesses George and Augustus, Fredk and prince Edward and Prince Wm Henry....41 years commencing from 1777.and all that quarater land called Ardaravin containing 269 acres 3 roods and 15 perches ..(did not complete the abstract)

 

3.  Todd            John ors           Byrne    1805 569           291       382566 

 

12 March 1805.. April 1795 made between John Ball the younger and John Todd of the city of Dublin marchants, a ..of the estate of…of Newry Co Down woolen draper dealer and chapman of one part and Patrick Byrne of Newry woollen draper of..lease dated 26 Apr 1791..dwelling house and 3 back houses formerly in the possesion of Agnes Cully and of __ Cully her son and afterwards in the possession of sd George Moore..situate in town of Newry (did not finish the abstract)

 

4. Todd Isaac & au         Crookshank       597       83         405276 

 

1 Jan 1807..Wm Todd of Buncrana, Donegal and Isaac Todd of Montreal, Canda did demise unto Samuel Crookshank of Restimon, Co Down att that piece of gorund with the new Buildings lately erectd theoron by sd Wm Todd and known by the name of the Stores with the  .in the town of Buncrana

 

 5.  Todd                       Galland 140       337       95108  

 

29 Nov 1749..Andrew Todd of Coleraine..merchant and Elizabeth Galland widow ..that the right honble Alexander Earl of Antrim by lease 2 July 1745 demised unto Andrew Todd..2 quarter lands of Priestland 1/4 of Killtinny and 1/4 of park commonly called Fernelessary all in Dunluce, Antrim to hold during the natural life and lives of said Andrew Todd and of Daniel Todd aged 10 years or therabout and for and during the natural life of Iasaac Todd the younger aged 5 years or thereabouts the first and third sons of Isaac Todd the Elder of Coleraine Merchant ..yearly rent of 34 pounds 10 shilings..is witnessed that Andrew Todd ..for 400 pounds paid by said Elizabeth Galland..sold..unto the said Elizabeth Galland then in her actuall possession by virtue of a bargain and sale to her made by indenture ..(seems to be a mortgage because it is void if Andrew pays her back by 30 Nov 1750.)

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I Andrew Todd of Ballymena in County of Antrim, Esquire a Captain in 38th Regiment of Foot....Crossreagh, Slimag, Caranoby, Islandmore and Ballycraig and also of 2 quarters of Priestland , on quarter of Kiltenny and one quarter of Park commonly called Fernelesary....by virtu of ...livs renewable..lying and being in the Barony of Dunluce and countys of Londonderry and Antrim....unto my (dear) mother Mary Todd ...Proved at Lisburn? 11 Oct 1813...Oaths..of Mary Crawford, wife of Alexander Crawford ..the Mother and one of the Executors..

 

Assuming that Andrew Todd was born 1775-1790, then Mary would be born 1740-1770 and so Alexander Crawford.

 

Perhaps what we will eventually need to do to find the reference that Mullin cites about a Mary Crawford being a second party to the sale of these 8 townlands is to search the deed indexes for Mary Crawford in the 1813-1828 range.

 

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1.  The death record of John Todd in 1804 is a very important record!  It shows that some time in the 17 years after Andrew Todd died in 1787, a John Todd took over a position as Agent to the Earl of Antrim.  Certainly, the John Todd born abt 1766 (aged 14-15 in 1780 when Andrew's will was written) is a possibility.

 

2.  This could well be the John Todd who married Mary Dickey and who we believe was the father of Andrew Todd d 1812.  Mary Dickey Todd married a Crawford (Alexander Crawford according to the probate of the 1812 will of Andrew Todd or Thomas Crawford according to the letter of Anne Crawford in the late 1800s or early 1900s).  If the John Todd died 1804 was the husband of Mary and the father of Andrew, then Mary must have married Alexander Crawford between 1804 and 1813.   So this Alexander could be the son of Thomas Crawford on the hand written family chart attached, namely Alexander Crawford d 1819, but more precisely Alexander Crawford 1755-1823

 

It is possible that the family chart is wrong about which Crawford was it that Mary Dickey Todd married,but all we have is the contradictory evidence of a will saying Mary Todd was the widow of Alexander Crawford and the letter and famly chart saying it was Thomas Crawford. 

 

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The Priestland deed adds only the mechanism by which Mary Crawford transferred her rights to Thomas Dickey and confirms that her first husband John Todd was John Todd of Randalstown Esq deceased.

The most interesting deed is the Deed by John Todd to O’Neill in 1805 which makes me think this is the posthumous sale by John Todd of Randalstown.      

 

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1780:

 

Todd will dated 29th April 1780 and proved 16th November 1787

 

Source: Burke's Wills & Irish Pedigrees Vol.38 p.42

 

 

 

Number 21:  TODD, ANDREW,  Shanecastle, Co.Antrim, Esq. Full 3 3/4 pp.  8 November 1787 Abstract of will by Andrew Todd -

 

 

 

"My sister Elizabeth Patterson otherwise Todd,wife of Wm. Patterson now of the city of Derry, gent.   My trustees Jno. O'Neill of Shanecastle, Esq., and St.John O'Neill of Portgleane, Esq.

 

 

 

A lad now aged between fourteen and fifteen years now at the Grammar School of Workington, Cumberland county in Great Britain, known as Jno. Todd.   My niece Elizabeth Patterson wife of Rev. Edward Patterson of Belfast.    My servants Ann Magill, Thos. O'Neill, Charles Magill and Elinor Mactraney.   My executors Wim. Dunkin of Clougher, Esq., and Edsw. Hogg of Lisburn, linen draper, who he recommends may be appointed guardians of said Jno. Todd.

 

 

 

Lands of Crossreagh, Slewmag, Carnanlevy, Islandmore and Ballycrage held under lease for lives renewable for ever under Rt. Honble. the Earl of Antrim of 1 June 1750;  The two quarters of Priestland, quarter of Kilteny and one quarter of park commonly called Fernclesney held under the same terms by lease of 2 July 1745 all in the barony of Dunluce, counties Londonderry and Antrim;  parts of the lands of Gortgole lower half of barony of Toome, Co. Antrim, held by lease of two lives determinable under St.John O'Neill, Esq., charged with payment of annuity of 50 pounds to said Elizabeth Patterson, and to be handed over to said Jn. Todd when he attains the age of twenty one years to him and his heirs, and in default of such heirs to Andrew Todd eldest son of Danl. Todd now of Randalstown, gent., and in default to Wm. St.Jno. Patterson, eldest son of Walter Patterson, Governor of the Island of St.John's in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and failing his heirs to the daughters of said Andrew Todd, and failing his daughters to the daughters of said Wm. St.John Patterson;  interest in the lands of Tobernaveen (Co.Antrim) to my servant Ann Magill.

 

Witnesses:  Richard Drue, Duncliffe, Co.Antrim, gent., Robert McLeain of Shanecastle, Co.Antrim, innkeeper, and Saml. McClean, Belfast, merchant.

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Finn's Leinster Journal 25 January 1783 at Ranaldstown sic Daniel Todd esq died"

[I don't know where the Leinster Journal might be located.]

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There was a death notice in the "Belfast Newsletter" that I came across:-

 

John Todd (agent to the Estates of Earl O'Neill, Pay-master of the

Antrim Regiment of Militia)    (d) 27 July, 1804.

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That obit for John Todd that Thelma found is helping to put this all together.

 

We are gradually putting together the evidence for identifying John Todd.  I suggest 1. that John Todd b 1766 was the legatee of Andrew Todd d 1787, 2. that this is the same John Todd of Randalstown who married Mary Dickey in 1789 (when he was 23 and just 2 years after Andrew's death), 3.  that he died (at Harrowgate, Yorkshire where he went to recover his health) in 1804, aged 37 (hence b 1767) 4.  that Mary Dickey Todd married a Crawford after 1804 and before 1827, presumably Alexander Crawford 1755-1823 (doctor at Lisburn), but not Thomas Crawford 1696-1872 as was suggested by the letters of Anne Crawford.

5   that Mary Dickey Todd and John Todd were parents of Andrew Todd d 1812 of the 38th regigment.

 

 

Hence the land that Andrew Todd d 1812 bequeated to his mother Mary Todd was inherited from his father John Todd b 1766 via the 1780/1787 will of Andrew Todd.  So it wasn't that John didn't inherit the land, it was that John died young 1804 and his son Andrew d 1812 inherited the land.  This would make Andrew born about 1790 and be only 17 when he received his military post in 1807 and only 22 when he died at Burgos.  This seems strangely young to have been an officer in the military, but I don't see how else to interpret the data.

 

In Andrew Todd's 1780 will, he proposed a sequence of inheritance with John Todd b 1766 being the first and then to Andrew the eldest son of Daniel Todd of Randalstown.  I believe the Andrew Todd son of Daniel Todd of Randalstown is the Andrew Todd son of Daniel Todd and Letitia Thornton who went to Canada to work with his uncle Isaac Todd 1742-1819 and who died in New Orleans in 1796 of yellow fever.   I believe that John Todd 1766-1804 of Randalstown was also a son of Daniel Todd of Randalstown and that this Daniel is the Daniel who died in 1783 in Randalstown and was the Daniel who married Letitia Thornton.

 

Hence we have:

 

Daniel Todd md Letitia Thornton

            Andrew Todd B prior to 1759 d1796 New Orleans

            John Todd 1766-1804 md 1789 Mary Dickey

                        Andrew Todd b abt 1790 d 1812

            William Todd md 1799 Wilhelmina Patterson 1769-1843

            Susanna (niece mentioned in 1804 will of Isaac Todd d 1819)

            Sarah (niece mentioned in 1804 will of Isaac Todd d 1819)

 

1.  The history and topography of Harrogate, and the forest of Knaresborough By William Grainge P 162

 

John Todd Esq, died July 19, 1804 aged 37 years.  (Hence born 1767).

 

So my theory that this John Todd was the John Todd b 1766 named in Andrew Todds' 1780/1787 will has the supportive evidence that the John who died in 1804 was the same age as the John b 1766.

 

2.  1805 deed: refers to marriage of John Todd of Beechmont, Gentleman and Mary Dickey in 1789 and sale by John Todd of 2/4 Priestland, 1/4 Park, 1/4 Kiltinng/Slimag, all of Crossreagh, 1/4 Island More, 1/4 Carnaboy, 1/4 Ballycreag

 

3.  1827: Wm Gihon of Ballymena, Alex Davison of Knockaboy, and James Young of Ballymena, Esquires, Trustees of the Will of Thomas Dickey, late of Leighinmore of the 1st part, Mary Crawford ..widow of John Todd formerly of Randalstown, mother of Andrew Todd , late capt in 38th Regt Foot of 2cd part, Robert McNaghten of Dublin 3rd part and Edm A McNaghten of Beardiville 4th part..sold to E.A. McNaghten..2/4 Priestland, 1.4 Kiltenny, 1/4 Park called Fernaelessary, all Slevemag, 1/4 Crossreagh, 1/4 Island More, 1/4 Carnaboy, 1/4 Ballycreag,  mentions life estate of Mar Crawford...

Richard

 

4. Trustees of Thomas Dickey late of Leighenmore of 1st Mary Crawford otherwise Todd, widow of John Todd formerly of Randalstown & mother of Captain Andrew Todd of 38th Regt. 2nd.   Trustees sell to Edmond A.

 

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Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. The town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters, RHS Harlow Carr gardens, and Betty's Tea Rooms. From the town one can explore the nearby Yorkshire Dales national park. Harrogate originated in the 17th century, with High Harrogate and Low Harrogate as two separate settlements. It lies adjacent to Knaresborough, with which it forms a single urban area, and is in the Nidd valley.

 

Harrogate spa water contains iron, sulphur and common salt. The town became known as 'The English Spa' in the Georgian Era, after its waters were first discovered in the 16th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries especially, these 'chalybeate' waters (i.e. containing iron) were a popular health treatment, and the influx of wealthy but sickly visitors contributed significantly to the wealth of the town.

 

It seems to me that if Andrew Todd who was agent to the Earl of Antrim bequeathed his leases in 1787 to John Todd b 1766, that this reflects a favored status of this John Todd.  Also, if John Todd who died in 1804 was an agent to the Earl of Antrim, it is at least a possibility that his favored status with Andrew Todd d 1787 led him to assume the same position to the Earl.  Hence, this is the same John Todd.

 

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            Belfast Newsletter (Newspaper Library)

 

27th July, 1804.

 

At Harrowgate (where he had been for the benefit of his health) on Thursday 19th inst. after a short illness John Todd Esq. agent to the estate of Earl O'Neill, Paymaster of the Antrim Militia in honor, strict integrity and disinterested firm friendship and desirable qualities let us imitate this man.

 

No luck there I am afraid.  No mention of wife or family or any other relatives.

 

As to Daniel Todd of Randalstown 14-17 July 1783 - well pages of Newsletter missing for this date at newspaper library.

 

Cheers,

Thelma M.

 

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Andrew Todd d 1787 of Shane's Castle, the youngest son of Daniel Todd d 1737, mentioned that name of Issac b 1742 and Daniel b 1735, sons of Issac, in numerous leases in the 1750s, but two leases in 1787 mention only Andrew Todd and Isaac Todd along with a John Bruce and Richard Oneill, but Daniel is not mentioned.  This suggests to me that Daniel son of Issac had died by 1787.  Note that Daniel Todd of Randallstown died in 1783 per Belfast Newsletter.

 

IF we can get more lease sales/deeds for Andrew and show that Daniel Todd ceased to be mentioned on the lease sales after 1783, then that would suggest that the Daniel Todd of Randalstown who died in 1783 was the Daniel Todd son of Isaac previously mentioned in the lease sales.

 

This would support the argument that the Andrew Todd son of Daniel of Randalstown mentioned in Andrew Todd's 1780 will was the Andrew Todd d 1796 in New Orleans, the nephew of Isaac Todd the furtrader.   Andrew d 1796 stated in his will that he was son of Daniel Todd and Letitia Thornton.

 

This would contradict the statement in Burke's Landed Gentry that Daniel who married Letitia Thornton was the son of a John Todd who married Elizabeth Patterson.  Instead, we would be arguing that Daniel Todd b 1735 was the nephew of Elizabeth (Todd) Patterson).

 

Andrew Todd's 1780 will places Andrew Todd son of Daniel Todd of Randalstown as second in line after John Todd b 1766.  We have recently discovered in the Belfast Newsletter and in a History of Harrogate, a health spa in Yorkshire the following obits for John Todd.

 

The history and topography of Harrogate, and the forest of Knaresborough By William Grainge , 1871 p 162 John Todd, Esq., died July 19th, 1804, aged 37 years

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That obit for John Todd that Thelma found is helping to put this all together.

 

We are gradually putting together the evidence for identifying John Todd.  I suggest 1. that John Todd b 1766 was the legatee of Andrew Todd d 1787, 2. that this is the same John Todd of Randalstown who married Mary Dickey in 1789 (when he was 23 and just 2 years after Andrew's death), 3.  that he died (at Harrowgate, Yorkshire where he went to recover his health) in 1804, aged 37 (hence b 1767) 4.  that Mary Dickey Todd married a Crawford after 1804 and before 1827, presumably Alexander Crawford 1755-1823 (doctor at Lisburn), but not Thomas Crawford 1696-1872 as was suggested by the letters of Anne Crawford.

5   that Mary Dickey Todd and John Todd were parents of Andrew Todd d 1812 of the 38th regigment.

 

 

Hence the land that Andrew Todd d 1812 bequeated to his mother Mary Todd was inherited from his father John Todd b 1766 via the 1780/1787 will of Andrew Todd.  So it wasn't that John didn't inherit the land, it was that John died young 1804 and his son Andrew d 1812 inherited the land.  This would make Andrew born about 1790 and be only 17 when he received his military post in 1807 and only 22 when he died at Burgos.  This seems strangely young to have been an officer in the military, but I don't see how else to interpret the data.

 

In Andrew Todd's 1780 will, he proposed a sequence of inheritance with John Todd b 1766 being the first and then to Andrew the eldest son of Daniel Todd of Randalstown.  I believe the Andrew Todd son of Daniel Todd of Randalstown is the Andrew Todd son of Daniel Todd and Letitia Thornton who went to Canada to work with his uncle Isaac Todd 1742-1819 and who died in New Orleans in 1796 of yellow fever.   I believe that John Todd 1766-1804 of Randalstown was also a son of Daniel Todd of Randalstown and that this Daniel is the Daniel who died in 1783 in Randalstown and was the Daniel who married Letitia Thornton.

 

Hence we have:

 

Daniel Todd md Letitia Thornton

            Andrew Todd B prior to 1759 d1796 New Orleans

            John Todd 1766-1804 md 1789 Mary Dickey

                        Andrew Todd b abt 1790 d 1812

            William Todd md 1799 Wilhelmina Patterson 1769-1843

            Susanna (niece mentioned in 1804 will of Isaac Todd d 1819)

            Sarah (niece mentioned in 1804 will of Isaac Todd d 1819)

 

1.  The history and topography of Harrogate, and the forest of Knaresborough By William Grainge P 162

 

John Todd Esq, died July 19, 1804 aged 37 years.  (Hence born 1767).

 

So my theory that this John Todd was the John Todd b 1766 named in Andrew Todds' 1780/1787 will has the supportive evidence that the John who died in 1804 was the same age as the John b 1766.

 

2.  1805 deed: refers to marriage of John Todd of Beechmont, Gentleman and Mary Dickey in 1789 and sale by John Todd of 2/4 Priestland, 1/4 Park, 1/4 Kiltinng/Slimag, all of Crossreagh, 1/4 Island More, 1/4 Carnaboy, 1/4 Ballycreag

 

3.  1827: Wm Gihon of Ballymena, Alex Davison of Knockaboy, and James Young of Ballymena, Esquires, Trustees of the Will of Thomas Dickey, late of Leighinmore of the 1st part, Mary Crawford ..widow of John Todd formerly of Randalstown, mother of Andrew Todd , late capt in 38th Regt Foot of 2cd part, Robert McNaghten of Dublin 3rd part and Edm A McNaghten of Beardiville 4th part..sold to E.A. McNaghten..2/4 Priestland, 1.4 Kiltenny, 1/4 Park called Fernaelessary, all Slevemag, 1/4 Crossreagh, 1/4 Island More, 1/4 Carnaboy, 1/4 Ballycreag,  mentions life estate of Mar Crawford...

Richard

 

4. Trustees of Thomas Dickey late of Leighenmore of 1st Mary Crawford otherwise Todd, widow of John Todd formerly of Randalstown & mother of Captain Andrew Todd of 38th Regt. 2nd.   Trustees sell to Edmond A.

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From the will of Isaac that Harry Duckworth has sent:

 

Isaac Todd 1742-1819

Brother

            Susanna Todd

            Sarah Todd

            Niece

                        Daniel Merry (grandnephew)

            William Todd (nephew)

 

            The above could be children of Daniel Todd who married Letitia Thornton

 

Or they could be children of Isaac’s brother James mentioned in the file that you read.

And from the file that you have read, we have those shown in bold:        

 

Elizabeth Todd md Wm Patterson         

            Daniel Patterson md Jane Brooke

                        Wilhelmina Patterson (descendant of sister of my father)

 

Father of Isaac Todd

            Isaac Todd 1742-1819

            Daniel Todd b 1735

                        William Todd

                                    Angel Todd (possibly b 1801 md 1827 d1831 md Darley                                                                 (identified as dau of his brother)

                                    Mary d 1867 (possibly identified as daughter of brother)

                                    Eliza d 1849 (possibly Eliza md Hamilton Lane (identified as dau

                                    of brother)

                        James (identified as brother)

 

I don’t quite understand the identifications.  They seem to be a generation misplaced, but if we take them at face value,

 

 Elizabeth Todd md Wm Patterson         

            Daniel Patterson md Jane Brooke

                        Wilhelmina Patterson (descendant of sister of my father)

 

Father of Isaac Todd

            Isaac Todd 1742-1819

            Daniel Todd b 1735

                        William Todd

            James (identified as brother)

Angel Todd  (Identified as daughter of my brother)

                        Mary (identified as daughter of brother)

                        Eliza (identified as daughter of brother)

 

 So either we have bequests of some sort to the minor grandchildren of Isaac’s brother Daniel or we have the identification of a whole family of his brother James whose daughters are the same names of as his grandchildren. 

 

 

Wait a second!

 

 I just noticed that it wasn’t Angel Todd that was identified, it was Angel Darley, b 1801 d 1831.

 

 So the identifications were of the grandchildren of Daniel Todd, brother to Isaac Todd, not the children of the brother.

 

 So that means we can’t be sure whose brother the James Todd was.  James Todd received the largest bequest.

 

It is tempting to think that James was another son of Daniel.

 

 ** 

 

Not included here are the data from Cecil Ward which included data on Samuel Todd and his family burials in St patricks and the burial of Andrew Todd’s wife Elizabeth Kincaid in 1750.

 

**

More Margaret carey’s emails:

 

Margaret Carey’s emails:

 

 

Priestland

 

1735:  James Todd and Martha sell their Crossreagh land back to Daniel Todd.  By 1752, James and Martha are deceased.

1737:  Daniel Todd bequeathed the LEASES of Priestland to Andrew Todd his son.

1745:  Andrew Todd lease from Earl of Antrim for 2/4 of Priestland

1755:  Andrew leases all of West Priestland and ¼ of East Priestland to the Robert and John Patterson and to Robert Thomson.

1755:  Andrew Todd leases part of West Priestland to Moses and Daniel Todd.

1767:  Moses Todd bequeaths his lands in West Priestland to his three sons: Moses, Robert and John.  Not clear why the oldest son Daniel did not receive land in the will, but Daniel sold his farm in 1789.

1778:  Daniel and Robert Todd of Priestland

1787:  Andrew bequeaths 2/4 of Priestland to John Todd, possibly the John Todd son of Daniel Todd 1735-1783 and grandson of Isaac Todd, Andrew’s brother.

1789:  Daniel Todd sold the LEASE to a 40 acre farm in Priestland

1790:  Robert Todd and Andrew Todd of Priestland, Daniel Todd of West Priestland

1804: 

 

1783 Daniel Todd of Randallstown dies

1804 John Todd agent of the Earl of Antrim dies at Harrogate (Yorkshire)

1804  (Harrogate) John Todd Esq died 1804 aged 37 years (hence born 1767)

 

 

 

1860s: 

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1735:  

 

In 1735, James Todd, merchant, and his wife Martha of Crossreagh sold for 130 pounds sterling to Daniel Todd of Coleraine, Londonderry, Gentleman,  “all the quarter land of Crossreagh”  which the said Daniel Todd formerly held from the Rt Honorable Earl of Antrim… “James Todd and his wife are dead”…and the said Daniel Todd is dead..having first made his last will and testament..  Andrew Todd, in 1752, swore that he was a witness to the assignment by James Todd and Martha his wife.

 

1737:

"Daniel Todd, a well-to-do merchant, made his will in January 1737, and died on 2nd February 1737 in his 84th year, being buried in St. Patrick's.   He had amassed considerable land leases which he disposed of as follows.   To his wife he left a house in the suburbs of Coleraine and the lease of Fox Dartrys.   She was also to enjoy the leases of Islandmore, Slimag and Carnaboy for her lifetime, and these were then to pass to their son Andrew, still a minor.   Andrew was also to get the leases of PRIESTLAND, Kiltinny and Ballycraig.   To his son Isaac (married and with a son Daniel) he left the freehold of Ballyverdagh in Culfeightrin Parish.   Daniel Todd must have been one of the foundation members of New Row Presbyterian church, for he left 5 pounds to the Rev Charles Lynd.

 

......  Andrew Todd, Isaac's brother , is mentioned in 1750 as a merchant in Coleraine.   His wife, formerly Elizabeth Kinkead, died that year and a tablet in Killowen parish church describes her as wife of Andrew Todd, M.P....... Andrew Todd moved to Shane's Castle, County Antrim and his will was proved in 1787.   In his will, he mentions not only the 6 townlands left to him in his father's will, but also Crossreagh and Fernelessary. [Note: Fernelessary is the old name for WEST PARK.]

Source: Coleraine in Georgian Times (pgs 144-145) by Rev T.H.Mullin

 

 

Earl of Antrim to John Henry, merchant Ballymoney 1745. Three tenements Main St Ballymoney bounded by Alex. Smart's tenement and Nath. People's tenement. Also tenement south side road leading to Mile Bridge 8 acres. Lives in the lease John Henry junior and William Todd nephew to lessee age about 10

 

(there assuming William Todd was William Henry Todd hence William b 1735)

 

Same to same 1745 lands at Ballynafeigh amendment; James Henry life in the lease is dead; for consideration of (I think it is) £4 a new life is being added instead; Daniel Todd son of James Todd late of Crossreagh, co. Antrim. aged 12 years

 

(Hence, Daniel b 1733)

 

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1755

Andrew Todd lets to Robert Patterson, John Patterson and Robert Thompson all of West Priestland the quarterland of East Priestland in their possession' lives of Daniel Todd age 21, Isaac Todd age 14 years 1st and third sons of Isaac Todd merchant witness Joseph Anderson and William Bigam both Bushmills.

Memorial witnessed by Joseph Anderson and Henry Dunkin. William Toy possibly registered lease in Ballymoney..not clear why his name is on it; [Dublin Registry of Deeds Reference:  179 76 118920]

(therefore: Daniel b 1734, Isaac born 1741)

 

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184 528 124154

22 April 1757

 

Daniel Todd of Ironmonger Lane London gent, to James Stirling, Walworth gent; £310 paid by Stirling for half of lands of Crossreagh, co. Antrim. [Crossreagh is close to or part of the estate associated with the notable Andrew Todd, merchant of Coleraine, who owned a good bit of Ballywillin in the 1760s]  The deed recites that William Henry Todd, brother of Daniel Todd is intitled to the other moiety, he being abroad or beyond the sea.....Daniel Todd had sent over a letter of attorney to enable said Daniel Todd to sell his moiety.......witnessed John Stirling of parish of St Martin, Ironmonger Lane, London, merchant

 

 

 

 

1772:

Extract from a Patterson will dated 24th May 1772 drawn up by Robert Paterson of Priestland in the Parish and Barony of Dunluce and County of Antrim - "..... bequeath to Moses Todd half a guinea and to my daughter Katherine his wife one guinea and a half ..... paying to Katherine's two sons Daniel and Robert the sum of twenty pounds when they come to the years of discretion.... I allow also Robert Todd to get his grandmother's chest.... "

[Source: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819

Original will carried to Ireland.   Signed: May 24, 1772    Ref: U.230.]

 

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1767:

Abstract from a Todd will.   The original will was made in October 1767 and executed when Moses died in 1817.  

 

Photocopied from a book held by the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah:

Registry of Deeds Dublin

Abstracts of Wills Vol.III   1785-1832

Editied by Eilish Ellis and P.Beryl Eustace Dublin Stationery Office for the Irish manuscripts Commission1984

 

Number 490:   TODD,  MOSES,  Priestland, parish of Dunluce, Co. Antrim.  1 October 1767. Full 1/2 p. 1 May 1817

 

To my three sons, Robert, Moses and John Todd my farm in West Priestland in equal shares.   Should all or any of them mortgage or lease their parts to pay L20 (=twenty pounds) to my son Daniel Todd.

 

To my wife Mary Ann Todd one cow and grazing and fodder, Six 'Scoras' of meal from every one of them yearly with turf cut and carried home.   My daughters Rachael Scoly and Mary Cox. Exor. my son Daniel Todd.

 

Witnesses: Robert Patterson and Robert Galbraith, both of Priestland, and John McFetrish, Park, all in Co.Antrim.

 

Memorial witnessed by:  Danl. McFetrish, Slamage, Co. L'derry, farmer, who declared he was well acquainted with John McFetrish, one of the witnesses, who was his father, now dead, and he believes the other witnesses are also dead, Saml. Keown.

714, 380, 488715

Danl. Todd (seal)  son of Moses Todd.   Sworn at Derry 19 April 1817.

 

(Possibly: 1817 Registry of Deeds Vol 713,714  Film:  463934)

 

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---- Richard McMurtry <rmcmurtry@baymoon.com> wrote:

 

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PATTERSON, ROBERT. Of Priestland Barony of Dunlace, County Antrim, Ireland. [Original Will carried to Ireland].

Signed: May 24, 1772. U.230.

Wife: Agnas.

Children: Katherine [Wife of Moses Todd], Robert, Peter [of Ballylough].

Son-in-Law: Moses Todd.

Grandchildren: Daniel and Robert Todd [Sons of Daughter Katherine].

Friends: John Edgar [in America], Rev. John Cameron [Parish of Dunlace].

Exec: Sons Peter and Robert Patterson.

Wit: John Cameron, David Thomson, John Patterson.

 

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1780:

Todd will dated 29th April 1780 and proved 16th November 1787

Source: Burke's Wills & Irish Pedigrees Vol.38 p.42

 

Number 21:  TODD, ANDREW,  Shanecastle, Co.Antrim, Esq. Full 3 3/4 pp.  8 November 1787 Abstract of will by Andrew Todd -

 

"My sister Elizabeth Patterson otherwise Todd,wife of Wm. Patterson now of the city of Derry, gent.   My trustees Jno. O'Neill of Shanecastle, Esq., and St.John O'Neill of Portgleane, Esq.

 

A lad now aged between fourteen and fifteen years now at the Grammar School of Workington, Cumberland county in Great Britain, known as Jno. Todd.   My niece Elizabeth Patterson wife of Rev. Edward Patterson of Belfast.    My servants Ann Magill, Thos. O'Neill, Charles Magill and Elinor Mactraney.   My executors Wim. Dunkin of Clougher, Esq., and Edsw. Hogg of Lisburn, linen draper, who he recommends may be appointed guardians of said Jno. Todd.

 

Lands of Crossreagh, Slewmag, Carnanlevy, Islandmore and Ballycrage held under lease for lives renewable for ever under Rt. Honble. the Earl of Antrim of 1 June 1750;  The two quarters of Priestland, quarter of Kilteny and one quarter of park commonly called Fernclesney held under the same terms by lease of 2 July 1745 all in the barony of Dunluce, counties Londonderry and Antrim;  parts of the lands of Gortgole lower half of barony of Toome, Co. Antrim, held by lease of two lives determinable under St.John O'Neill, Esq., charged with payment of annuity of 50 pounds to said Elizabeth Patterson, and to be handed over to said Jn. Todd when he attains the age of twenty one years to him and his heirs, and in default of such heirs to Andrew Todd eldest son of Danl. Todd now of Randalstown, gent., and in default to Wm. St.Jno. Patterson, eldest son of Walter Patterson, Governor of the Island of St.John's in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and failing his heirs to the daughters of said Andrew Todd, and failing his daughters to the daughters of said Wm. St.John Patterson;  interest in the lands of Tobernaveen (Co.Antrim) to my servant Ann Magill.

 

Witnesses:  Richard Drue, Duncliffe, Co.Antrim, gent., Robert McLeain of Shanecastle, Co.Antrim, innkeeper, and Saml. McClean, Belfast, merchant.

 

Memorial witnessed by: Said Saml. McClean, and Saml. Heron of Lisburn, attorney-at-law

Jno. Todd (seal)   Sworn at Carrickfergus 'on my circuit' 27 August 1787   G. Hamilton

Source: Registry of Deeds Dublin Abstracts of Wills Vol.III 1785-1832  (392.313.25901)

 

Notes:

 

(1)   This would indicate that the primary heir to these lands was John Todd born circa 1766 and still alive on 27 August 1787 when he put his seal to the document.

 

(2)   Extracts from the Glenarm Castle Papers dated 18 August 1814 show that the lands of Priestland and B'Craig were held by lives renewable by the representatives of Jno. Todd. (see 1814 below)

 

(3)   Jno. Todd and his heirs apparently did not survive as will of Andrew Todd disposes of the lands. (see 1807 below)   (I disagree with this conclusion: rkm)

           

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The lad, John Todd, referred to in this will would have been born in the same year (1766) as my earliest traced ancestor.   This Andrew Todd also had an interest in the same townlands as you can see.   His family traces back to Coleraine Todds of the 16/1700s.

 

 

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>From the map at the above website, it appears that the Shane’s Castle lies in the town of Antrim at the intersection with Randalstown Road.  Randalstown is about 5 miles from the Castle.

 

 

**

 

Baptisms: 1809 - 1821   and   Baptisms: 1826-1856

 

15th July 1817:  Mary, daughter of Daniel Todd, Leake, Dunluce.

22nd August 1819:  Archibald, son of Daniel Todd of Park, Dunluce.

22nd April 1827:  Rachel, daughter of Daniel & Grace Todd of Leake.

9th March 1830:  Boyd (?), son of Daniel & Grace Todd of Ballymagarry.

14th April 1835:  Daniel, son of Daniel & Grace Todd of Park.

 

 

** 

 

Hugh had his son, Daniel (my great-grandfather), with Nancy Ferguson out of wedlock.  Nancy brought him up with the name Todd, and when she and her son moved to Coleraine she was known as 'widow Todd', although the 1901 census shows her real name.

 

Hugh also reputedly fathered another child, Mary Jane McCahon, by a Charlotte McCahon in 1862.

           

 

Hugh eventually emigrated to Philadelphia, with or following his siblings, and married Matilda Norris there.  Interestingly, Matilda was herself from Liswatty, a townland near Coleraine. Hugh and Matilda had no children.

 

 

I would probably prefer to include less information - as you suggest below

 

Nick

 

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(Sarah Ann Woods pension claim n 1909 age 75 hence, b 1834)

 

Census returns for 1851 were checked following receipt of an Old Age Pension claim in 1909 by a Sarah Ann Woods aged 75 who stated that she was "living with John Todd" in 1851  . John Todd's name is given in the 'father' column.   She gave the location as Park or Priestland E.W., Dunluce Parish.   The pension officer reported that he traced 2 families of John... (presumably John Todd but the surname is bound into the spine of the book and cannot be seen) Claimant not with either."

 

In the Ballyrashane Church of Ireland burial register, there is record of a Sarah Ann Woods of Ballyrashane being buried there.   She died on 8th December 1922 aged 93 years. Hence born 1829.

 

1851:

Obituary notice in Coleraine Chronicle of 20th December 1851 - "John Todd Sr., in his 85th year, died at Priestland."

[Source:   Extract from Coleraine Chronicle dated 27th December 1851.]

 

This would indicate that there was a John Todd junior also.  If the one who died in December 1851 was Senior then perhaps "our" John Todd at Park was Junior.   However, no trace so far of our John naming a son, John, which is very unusual.

 

Note:  Interestingly, this would mean that the John Todd who died in 1851 was born approximately in 1766 - the same birth year as the John Todd mentioned in the will of Andrew Todd - the note for 1780 refers.

 

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1772:

 

Extract from a Patterson will dated 24th May 1772 drawn up by Robert Paterson of Priestland in the Parish and Barony of Dunluce and County of Antrim - "..... bequeath to Moses Todd half a guinea and to my daughter Katherine his wife one guinea and a half ..... paying to Katherine's two sons Daniel and Robert the sum of twenty pounds when they come to the years of discretion.... I allow also Robert Todd to get his grandmother's chest.... "

 

[Source: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819

 

Original will carried to Ireland.   Signed: May 24, 1772    Ref: U.230.]

 

 

 

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1767:

 

Abstract from a Todd will.   The original will was made in October 1767 and

 

executed when Moses died in 1817.  

 

 

 

Photocopied from a book held by the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah:

 

Registry of Deeds Dublin

Abstracts of Wills Vol.III   1785-1832

Editied by Eilish Ellis and P.Beryl Eustace Dublin Stationery Office for the Irish manuscripts Commission1984

Number 490:   TODD,  MOSES,  Priestland, parish of Dunluce, Co. Antrim.  1

 

October 1767. Full 1/2 p. 1 May 1817

To my three sons, Robert, Moses and John Todd my farm in West Priestland in

equal shares.   Should all or any of them mortgage or lease their parts to

pay L20 (=twenty pounds) to my son Daniel Todd.

 

To my wife Mary Ann Todd one cow and grazing and fodder, Six 'Scoras' of

meal from every one of them yearly with turf cut and carried home.   My

daughters Rachael Scoly and Mary Cox. Exor. my son Daniel Todd.

 

Witnesses: Robert Patterson and Robert Galbraith, both of Priestland, and John McFetrish, Park, all in Co.Antrim.

 

Memorial witnessed by:  Danl. McFetrish, Slamage, Co. L'derry, farmer, who declared he was well acquainted with John McFetrish, one of the witnesses, who was his father, now dead, and he believes the other witnesses are also dead, Saml. Keown.

 

714, 380, 488715

Danl. Todd (seal)  son of Moses Todd.   Sworn at Derry 19 April 1817.

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Dunluce Parish Baptism records are held from 1809 and the following, as yet UN-identified, Todds were collected.

 

Baptisms: 1809 - 1821   and   Baptisms: 1826-1856

 

28th March 1830:  Andrew Todd, illegitimate. son of Andrew Todd & Ellen Kelly, Priestland.

2nd June 1839:  Mary, illegitimate daughter of Andrew Todd of Priestland.   (No mother named.)

27th December 1840:  Samuel, son of Andrew Todd & Wife Eleanor Kelly, Priestland.

28th August(?) 1840:  Andrew Todd & Ellen Kelly of Priestland married in Dunluce Parish

Note:  An Ellen Todd was a witness to the marriage of Neal Todd and Elizabeth Curry in 1855.

 

6th June 1841:  Melinda, illegitimate daughter of John and Mary Todd, Priestland.

 

11th July 1847: John, son of James and Anne Todd, Priestland.

21st July 1851:  Jane, daughter of James Todd & Ann Ramsay, wife.   Priestland.

 

1st May 1853:  Jane, daughter of Daniel Jameson and Jane Todd, his wife.  Parket. (Could this be a link for this Jane Todd and her husband to the townland of Park East?) 24th June 1855:  Elisabeth daughter of Daniel Jamieson of Bushgate and Jane Todd his wife of Ballycastle.

[Note:   Other children were apparently born to this couple at Ballyness and are listed below.]

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After 1857, the records show both baptism and birth dates for the children followed by the parents names, abode and occasionally, occupation -

 

15 March 1863 (bap.)/ 24 Sept. 1862 (born)   Mary Jane (illeg.)       

Hugh Todd (reputed father) & Charlotte McCahon  Park

 

Daniel Jamieson & Jane Todd, wife, of Ballyness, Billy Parish.   Daniel is shown as waterkeeper on the Bush River.   Several children for them are recorded as follows -

Baptized -                          Born -                   Name -

16 Aug. 1857  10 July 1857    Catherine        

30 Oct. 1859   24 Aug. 1859  James

10 Nov. 1861  7 months old   Rachel

7 Jan. 1864      15 Oct. 1863   Rosetta           

23 July 1865    13 June 1865   Johnny

                        28 July 1867    Daniel   (Info supplied by R.J.Kane of New Zealand)

 

Note:  Died 20th June 1868 - Ann Todd, age 70, farmer's widow of Ballyness.   The death was registered by D. Jamieson who was present at death.

 

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Marriages:  1826 -1844

9th April 1829 - James Todd and Barbara Sinclair of Ballymagarry 28th August 1840 - Andy Todd and Ellen Kelly of Priestland

 

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Burials: 1857 - 1897 

Rose Todd                  Age 78                        Priestland                    19 May 1870

Note:  The actual death registration was obtained and this shows that Rose Todd was the unmarried daughter of a farmer.

** 

 

2)   I think that the legatee, John Todd, was an illegitimate son of Andrew Todd.   This boy was born c.1766 which, interestingly, is the approximate year of birth for my earliest John Todd.   I did try to track down the school in England which is mentioned but with no success.   I think that the alternative inheritor, Andrew Todd son of Daniel Todd of Randallstown, was Andrew's nephew.   Also, children of William Patterson were probably offspring of his sister, Elizabeth Todd who married Patterson and thus nephews/ nieces.

 

3)   It seems to me also that we have a father and son both called Moses.

 

4)  Andrew Todd died in 1812.   I obtainied copies of all his military documents from England but they throw no further light on family connections.   Unfortunately they are stored in Massachusetts and I cannot review them again at this point.   In his will, he left his lands to his uncle Thos. Dickey rather than willing them back to his Patterson cousins as requested by his uncle Andrew from whom he inherited them in the first place.

 

5)  When the land in Priestland was sold in 1789, Daniel Todd had died and his heirs were authorizing the sale.    I obtained a copy of the actual newspaper ad from the Belfast Newletter regarding the auction to take place on 10th December.   Unfortunately, the copy is stored in Massachusetts but recall that the immediate heir was an Andrew Todd.  

 

In Old Dunluce churchyard, there is a headstone recording the death of Mary Todd, alias Wilson, died 6th March 1807 aged 58 years wife of Andrew Todd of Priestland, also two of their children Mary and Elizabeth.   This headstone has a family coat-of-arms carved on it.

 

Nearby is another headstone which says "Here lieth the body of William Todd late of Carneybann who departed this life 8th of December 1815. Aged 68 years."  

(William Todd b 1747-1815)

 

What is interesting to me is that these graves are right next to other Todd graves.   When I first found these headstones, relatives told me that they were not ours but I now know that the more recent ones are definitely my family.   It was common for families to bury in groups and I suspect that the Andrew Todd and Mary Wilson mentioned above were the parents of my earliest John Todd and the Todds beside them,  John's son James and his family, were the family of their grandson.

 

***

 

>From my notes, courtesy of Rev.Mullin

"Isaac Todd has 3 sons.  The eldest, Daniel Todd of Donnybrewer - Parish o          f Faughanvale - described as gent. owed his father 200 Pounds and stransferred the lands of Ballyverdagh to his father until the sum was paid.   Transaction dated 4/2/1757** and witnesses Andrew Todd and John Holiday.   In 1753 James Todd, son of Isaac was about 9 and the younger son Isaac about 7.

(Note: Faughanvale is in western Londonderry west of Tamlaght Finlagan and north of Cumber Lower.  Donnybrewer

           

** Note: 4th Feb

(1753 -9= 1744 James; 1753-7=1746 Isaac

**

 

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1740:

Protestant Householders in Dunluce Parish included Moses Tood.   No townland is given.

 

Other 1740 Protestant householders:

Gaebrl Tod      Ballymoney Parish     

Wid     Tod      Derrykeighan Parish    Dunluce part

Mattw Todd   Ballywillan Parish                   Coleraine part

Wm     Todd   Ballywillan Parish                   Coleraine part

Jas       Tood    Loughguile Parish      

Joh       Tood    Loughguile Parish      

Math    Tood    Ramoan Parish           

Meses  Tood    Dunluce Parish           

Wid     Tood    Billy Parish                  Carey part

Wid     Tood    Ballywillan Parish                   Dunluce part

Will     Tood    Billy Parish                  Carey part

 

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1755:

"Call to the People of Dunluce to Mr. John Cameron preacher of the gospel.   Dunluce 24 April 1755.... Daniel Todd, Moses Todd... the above names subscribed personally or by their order......"

[Source: A History of Dunluce Presbyterian Church (Appendix A) by Julia A. Mullin]

This would appear to be Moses and his son Daniel or maybe the brothers Daniel and Moses.

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Vestry Book records of the Dunluce Parish Church, Church of Ireland:

The Vestry Book records of the Dunluce Parish Church, Church of Ireland, start in 1778 and mention William Todd of Bushfoot and Daniel Todd and Robert Todd of Priestland as subscribers.   In 1782, John Todd of Park is mentioned, and by 1787/8, Moses, Andrew and Dan sign the records.   From 1802, Andrew Todd is a regular signatory of the records.   In 1809, Robert Todd was the church warden, as was Andrew Todd in 1818.

[Source:  Research in the Vestry Book records by Nicholas Todd of Belfast whose family descends from Hugh Todd.]

 

1778:

Extract from the Vestry Book for Dunluce Parish Church of Ireland - a note that a Dan Todd was awarded 5 shillings and 5d for the upkeep of the wall at Dunluce Church of Ireland in 1778.    A Moses Todd  was mentioned in 1779 in the same Vestry Book.

[Source:  E-mail dated 1st July 2002 - Research by Derek Shaw, Scotland]

 

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1790:

Extract from an e-mail dated 26th May 2003 from Derek Shaw, Scotland:   "....I started off in The Linen Hall Library on Saturday. I came across a volume which listed the freeholders who were entitled to vote in the Election of 1790. The election was concluded on 9th June 1790 have taken place over the 20 days. The votes were cast at Antrim Courthouse. A James Shaw of Ballyhome voted for James Leslie and Edward McNaughton (no secret Ballot in those days) Robert Todd of Priestland, Andrew Todd of Priestland and Daniel Todd Junior of West Priestland all voted the same way. "

[Source:   1790 Freeholders List, Linen Hall Library, Belfast]

 

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---- Richard McMurtry <rmcmurtry@baymoon.com> wrote:

 

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Margaret and Nick,

 

 

 

Here's my Moses Todd piece, trying to estimate their years of birth.  I would say that Daniel his son was probably born about 1750 and hence was 67 in 1817 when he filed his father's will.

 

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>From my McMullin notes -

 

"T2325/1 (P.R.O.N.I.)  is a map for the Earl of Antrim in 1734 and Daniel Todd' 3 townland of Islandmore, Crossreagh and Slimag are 375 Scots or Cunningham acres."

 

I have not seen this map but, if I manage back to Ireland later this year, then I will try to access it.   Alternatively, I might find somebody over there who is willing to make a copy of it for me.

 

I have no knowledge of the 1739 map.

 

Margaret

 

 

---- Richard McMurtry <rmcmurtry@baymoon.com> wrote:

 

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On an estate map of the Earl of Antrim, dated 1739, were listed the chief tenants who rented directly from the Earl. Under tenants were not named. The chief tenants listed were:

 

1. Daniel Nickall leased 78 acres of the 137 acres of the town land of Boneyclassagh.

2. James Nickall leased 43 acres of the 157 acres of the townland of Gortnee.

3. William Fullerton, Dunluce townland.

4. Captain James Stewart, Ballywatt townland.

5. Widow O'Cahan, Lower Ballycraige townland.

6. Daniel Todd, Lower Ballycraige townland.

7. Mrs. Neile McNeile, Toberdoney townland

 

 

**

Linde:

 

Can you please let me have the reference numbers for these?  I have never come across the Galland document before.

 

Additionally in case you don't have it,  there was a lease on 2nd July 1745 between the Earl of Antrim and Andrew Todd of Coleraine, merchant,  for 350 Pounds - 2 Quarters of Priestland, One Quarter of Kilteny and one Quarter of Park called Fernelessary, Barony of Dunluce.   They were on the lives of Daniel Todd aged 10, Isaac Todd Jr. aged 5, 1st and 3rd sons of Isaac Todd, merchant of Coleraine.   Annual rent 34P 10s 00p to be paid May 1st and November 1st.   Covenant to grind corn.   Distrain and distress. (?? - not sure what that means!).  Had to build one good new house 2 stories high.   Earl of Antrim's power of Attorney granted to James Ferguson Mallandober, Co.Antrim.

[ Reference: PRONI  D 2977/3A/3/1/95 ]

 

Isaac Todd the merchant was Andrew's brother.  They were sons of Daniel Todd (1653-1737) of Killowen, Coleraine.   He is buried in St. Patrick's, Coleraine.   It looked as if this Andrew Todd was trying to take over all of Priestland and Park at one time!

***

Margaret,

That reference to Isaac's birth was from the posting by Linda Lunney dib@ucd.ie  Daniel is aged 10 in 1745 and Isaac is aged 5 in 1745.

 

Earl of Antrim to John Henry, merchant Ballymoney 1745. Three tenements Main St Ballymoney bounded by Alex. Smart's tenement and Nath. People's tenement.

Also tenement south side road leading to Mile Bridge 8 acres. Lives in the lease John Henry junior and William Todd nephew to lessee age about 10

 

Same to same 1745 lands at Ballynafeigh amendment; James Henry life in the lease is dead; for consideration of (I think it is) £4 a new life is being added instead; Daniel Todd son of James Todd late of Crossreagh, co. Antrim.

aged 12 years

 

There is also a deed of 1745

e of Antrim to Andrew Todd Coleraine merchant Two quarters Priestland, one quarter Kiltiney one quarter of Park commonly called Fernalessary; for the natural life of Daniel Todd aged 10 Isaac Todd aged 5 years first and third sons of Isaac Todd sen of Coleraine, merchant

 

These Todds are obviously connected closely to the family of Daniel and Andrew Todd, merchants of Coleraine, who are discussed in the Mullins' book Coleraine in Georgian times, but I hadn't known that the Todds were connected to the Henrys of Ballymoney. The neighbouring tenement owned by Daniel Todd in Ballymoney is probably significant

 

 

888

 

 

>From my Mullin notes taken from the Vestry Book of Ballywilland Church of Ireland:

 

1734   Church Cess James Todd of Crossreigh 2 shillings and nine pence

1735   In list of people paving - Matthew Todd and Mrs. Js. Todd

1735   James Todd of Crossreagh director of highways, and Wm. Todd of Islandmore overseer

1736   Applotment includes James Todd of Crossreigh

1748   Wm. Todd of Islandmore surveyor

1755   Matthw Todd

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Earl of Antrim to John Henry, merchant Ballymoney 1745. Three tenements Main St Ballymoney bounded by Alex. Smart's tenement and Nath. People's tenement.

Also tenement south side road leading to Mile Bridge 8 acres. Lives in the lease John Henry junior and William Todd nephew to lessee age about 10

 

Same to same 1745 lands at Ballynafeigh amendment; James Henry life in the lease is dead; for consideration of (I think it is) £4 a new life is being added instead; Daniel Todd son of James Todd late of Crossreagh, co. Antrim.

aged 12 years

 

There is also a deed of 1745

e of Antrim to Andrew Todd Coleraine merchant Two quarters Priestland, one quarter Kiltiney one quarter of Park commonly called Fernalessary; for the natural life of Daniel Todd aged 10 Isaac Todd aged 5 years first and third sons of Isaac Todd sen of Coleraine, merchant

 

These Todds are obviously connected closely to the family of Daniel and Andrew Todd, merchants of Coleraine, who are discussed in the Mullins' book Coleraine in Georgian times, but I hadn't known that the Todds were connected to the Henrys of Ballymoney. The neighbouring tenement owned by Daniel Todd in Ballymoney is probably significant

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It looks as if there was more than one Todd family in Priestland in the 1700s - the family of Moses was one.   Various records refer to an Andrew Todd of Priestland who died in 1789 (executor Daniel Todd on behalf of the heirs - relationship not stated). 

 

Another Andrew died at Priestland in 1832:

 

>From the Index of Irish Wills, 1484 - 1858

Testator Surname: Todd

Testator Given Name: Andrew

Document Type: Will

Document Status: Transcript

Date of Will: 1832

Where Granted/Proved: Down & Connor Diocese Executor Surname: Todd Executor Given: Andrew Executor Address: Priestland NA Reference: IWR/1832/F/159 Volume Name: 4/236/20 [Note:This would indicate that an Andrew Todd died circa 1832 and was survived by another Andrew Todd of Priestland, presumably his son or maybe nephew?]

 

My own earliest John named his first son born 1811 as Andrew.   With the naming practices of the time, this would have been a strong indicator that John's father was called Andrew.   As I mentioned before, "Andrew Todd of Priestland", his wife and some children are buried next to one of my own lines.   This inclines me to think that my John was a son of "Andrew Todd of Priestland".

 

Margaret

 

 

 

 

---- Richard McMurtry <rmcmurtry@baymoon.com> wrote:

 

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Margaret,

Does that suggest that Andrew is closely related to Robert and Daniel of Priestland who are proably Moses' sons?????

 

However, there seem to be numerous branches of the family that we can't connect to Moses or Daniel e.g. Matthew and William and others.

 

Richard

 

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-----Original Message-----

From: margaretcarey@cox.net [mailto:margaretcarey@cox.net]

Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 1:47 PM

To: 'n.r.todd'; Richard McMurtry

Subject: Re: Moses Todd

 

More about Moses at Priestland and possibly his family are attached in case

you would like to incorporate in your outline.   It is interesting that

there is a John Todd at Park in 1782 - I have to wonder if he was MY John Todd.  Moses also had a son called John.

 

Margaret

 

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1740:

Protestant Householders in Dunluce Parish included Moses Tood.   No townland

is given.

Other 1740 Protestant householders:

Gaebrl Tod      Ballymoney Parish     

Wid     Tod      Derrykeighan Parish    Dunluce part

Mattw Todd   Ballywillan Parish                   Coleraine part

Wm     Todd   Ballywillan Parish                   Coleraine part

Jas       Tood    Loughguile Parish      

Joh       Tood    Loughguile Parish      

Math    Tood    Ramoan Parish           

Meses  Tood    Dunluce Parish           

Wid     Tood    Billy Parish                  Carey part

Wid     Tood    Ballywillan Parish                   Dunluce part

Will     Tood    Billy Parish                  Carey part

 

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1755:

"Call to the People of Dunluce to Mr. John Cameron preacher of the gospel.

Dunluce 24 April 1755.... Daniel Todd, Moses Todd... the above names subscribed personally or by their order......"

[Source: A History of Dunluce Presbyterian Church (Appendix A) by Julia A.

Mullin]

 

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Vestry Book records of the Dunluce Parish Church, Church of Ireland:

The Vestry Book records of the Dunluce Parish Church, Church of Ireland, start in 1778 and mention William Todd of Bushfoot and Daniel Todd and

Robert Todd of Priestland as subscribers.   In 1782, John Todd of Park is

mentioned, and by 1787/8, Moses, Andrew and Dan sign the records.   From

1802, Andrew Todd is a regular signatory of the records.   In 1809, Robert

Todd was the church warden, as was Andrew Todd in 1818.

[Source:  Research in the Vestry Book records by Nicholas Todd of Belfast whose family descends from Hugh Todd.]

 

1778:

Extract from the Vestry Book for Dunluce Parish Church of Ireland - a note that a Dan Todd was awarded 5 shillings and 5d for the upkeep of the wall at

Dunluce Church of Ireland in 1778.    A Moses Todd  was mentioned in 1779 in

the same Vestry Book.

[Source:  E-mail dated 1st July 2002 - Research by Derek Shaw, Scotland]

 

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1790:

Extract from an e-mail dated 26th May 2003 from Derek Shaw, Scotland:

"....I started off in The Linen Hall Library on Saturday. I came across a volume which listed the freeholders who were entitled to vote in the Election of 1790. The election was concluded on 9th June 1790 have taken place over the 20 days. The votes were cast at Antrim Courthouse. A James Shaw of Ballyhome voted for James Leslie and Edward McNaughton (no secret Ballot in those days) Robert Todd of Priestland, Andrew Todd of Priestland and Daniel Todd Junior of West Priestland all voted the same way. "

[Source:   1790 Freeholders List, Linen Hall Library, Belfas

 

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 ESill McAfee reports the 1740 householders of Londonderry a bit differently.

 

It is curious to me that we have an Isaac and James in Killowen, just to the west of Coleraine.

I suspect that the widow Todd was probably Daniel Todd's widow.

 

Richard

 

5398 Todd Todd Matt    Coleraine Errigal Not specified

5399 Todd Todd Wm      Coleraine Errigal Not specified

 

3477 Todd Todd Isaac   Coleraine Killowen Not specified

3553 Todd Todd James   Coleraine Killowen Not specified

 

6660 Todd Tod Henry    Keenaght Balteagh Ardmore

 

5615 Todd Todd Adam    Keenaght Banagher Aughlish [Achlish]

5616 Todd Todd John    Keenaght Banagher Aughlish [Achlish]

 

5687 Todd Todd James   Keenaght Dungiven Dungiven

5694 Todd Todd John    Keenaght Dungiven Dungiven

 

6007 Todd Tod James    Keenaght Tamlaght Finlagan Ballydarrog [Bellynerroch]

 

778 Todd Todd Thos     Loughinsholin Desertmartin Not specified

 

2562 Todd Todd Henry   Loughinsholin Maghera Not specified

 

166 Todd Todd James    Loughinsholin Magherafelt Not specified

 

4067 Todd Todd Wido    N E Liberties of Coleraine Coleraine Not specified

 

 

Following are the details from that record:

1755

Elizabeth Galland of Coleraine widow and Andrew Todd of Coleraine merchant; she lets to him the 2 quarters of Priestland one quarter of Killeny and one quarter of Park commonly called Fernalizery.   Justices of the peace were John Dunkin and Charles McDaniel.

[Registry of Deeds Reference:  175 298 11717]

 

A search on the PRONI website produced 14 references to the name.   I am attaching 2 of them which looked quite interesting.   It looks as if the first Galland arrived at the time of Cromwell.

 

If I find anthing else, I will let you know.

 

Margaret

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Repository :  Public Record Office for Northern Ireland PRONI Reference :  D2977/5/1/2/46 Level :  Item Access :  Open Title :  Copy petition of the adventures and soldiers

 

Dates :  c.1663

 

Description :  Copy petition of the adventures and soldiers holding lands on the estates of the Marquis of Antrim, Alexander MacDonnell his brother and Sir James MacDonnell.

 

States that they are near 900 in number and were allocated lands in the Baronies of Cary, Glenarm, Kilconway and Dunluce in the County of Antrim, and part of the Barony of Dunluce in the Liberties of Coleraine; that the total lands amount to 107,584 acres, Irish measure; that they have been in possession since 1655 and 1656; have been to expense to remove themselves and their families and in making improvements. They claim that Lord Antrim, Alexander MacDonnell and Sir James MacDonnell should not be restored to their estates before the Petitioners are reprised. They say that they 'cannot propound hopes to themselves to expect a reprise for so great a quantity of land when they consider the number of those who are likely to be reprised on the account of innocence, who by the said Act must receive preference before any other'. They dilate on the ruin that would be caused by their dispossesion without reprisal.

 

The names at foot include:- Mun Thompson, John Faws, Thomas Miller, Sam Hill, Arthur Upton, Tris. Beresford, Hugh Rowley, John Galland, Wint Claypoole, Eliz. Elly, Dan McKay, William Rothwell, Morgan Thomas, Joseph Cole, John Kennington, John Rowley, D. Westenra, Warner Westenra, Erasmus Smith, Thomas Barrington, Carro Bolton, Sam Spicke.

 

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Repository :  Public Record Office for Northern Ireland PRONI Reference :  D1675 Level :  Fond

Access :  

Title :  Papers relating to Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.

 

Dates :  1769-1954

 

Description :  Four documents, copy will of James Robinson, Culduff, Co. Antrim, 1769; Draft of Agreement to let lands, Grenville, Co. Antrim, Major-Gen. Henry Cole Magenis, Finvoy Lodge, Co. Antrim, to William Stewart, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, 1901; Account for building supplies, John Henry, Carpenter and Builder, Ballymoney, to William Stewart, Ballymoney [1920]; Letter enclosing genealogical notes on the Galland family, Co. Antrim, with particular reference to Cromwellian soldier, Capt. John Galland, James B. Hamilton, Ballymoney, to "Dear Archy" 1954.

 

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---- Richard McMurtry <rmcmurtry@baymoon.com> wrote:

 

=============

HI Margaret,..................

 

3.  It does seem like your family somehow obtained leases on land that Andrew Todd d 1787 was in control of at one point, though some of this land

2 quarters of Priestland) seems to have come from lease by Elizabeth Galland.  I wonder if there is a deed by Elizabeth Galland.  Perhaps other records of Elizabeth Galland would shed light on the land transactions.

 

**

 

 

[...... Andrew Todd, Isaac's brother , is mentioned in 1750 as a merchant in Coleraine.   His wife, formerly Elizabeth Kinkead, died that year and a tablet in Killowen parish church describes her as wife of Andrew Todd, M.P....... Andrew Todd moved to Shane's Castle, County Antrim and his will was proved in 1787.....

Source: Coleraine in Georgian Times (pgs 144-145) by Rev T.H.Mullin]

 

**

 

 

Anyway the original document is in  "St.Louis Recorded Archives:  Vol 5, No.2,pp.427-514.  Daniel Clark (no.1), pp,1-3".   Be my guest if you want to track it down!   (:-))

 

It is the will of Andrew Todd, nephew of Isaac Todd the fur trapper.   It is dated 13th November 1796.

 

Andrew was described as being a young man when he arrived in Canada in 1781.   He became a prominent trader in the Mississippi valley and settled in New Orleans where he died in 1796, reportedly of yellow fever - probably at age 42.   His will was translated into Spanish as part of a legal process to recover debts due to him in Louisiana and the Missouri Historical Society has translated this back into English.

 

Anyway, Andrew declared that he was born in Ireland and was the legitimate son of Daniel Todd and Letitia Thornton both deceased.   He lived formerly in Montreal and was now resident in New Orleans.   He said that he was a merchant, sound of mind, memory and judgement but sick in body.   He left the sum of five hundred dollars to his executor ( a handsome sum in those days) and ordered that his slave, Jack, be set free.

Andrew declared that he never married and was leaving no children.   His parents being deceased, he left his entire estate to his UNCLE Isaac Todd of Montreal.   His executors were Isaac Todd and James McGill of Montreal.   James McGill was Isaac's long-time partner whose money financed the foundation of McGill University.

 

In a draft of the will, Isaac mentions his nephew William Thornton Todd "now of Londonderry in Ireland" also as an executor.   In the e-mail, my contact also mentions that there was a William Todd in the Canada fur trade in the 1780s who was in partnership with Andrew Todd for a short time.   This may have been the same man.   He also mentions William's son, Andrew Thornton-Todd, as settling in Canada which accounts for the family being mentioned in "Ontarian Families" in which Daniel Todd's parents are stated to be John Todd and Elizabeth Patterson.

 

***

 

There is small book "The North Coast 1869" be Edwin Waugh who travelled North Antrim collecting stories from the locals.   He met with a man called James Todd and records a lengthy talk with the man who was stated to be 103 years of age.

 

In part he says:   "James Todd.... He was born in the year 1765, at the farmhouse of Craig-a-Hullion, about two miles from Portrush and has lived 70 years in the little village of Cairn-side."  

[Note:   This would be present day Craigahulliar and Carnside.]

This would link the Carnside Todds with the Todds further to the west.

 

There is another book called "Dalriada or North Antrim" by William Adams which was originally published in 1906.   In it there are two references to an elderly Mr. Todd who died aged over 100 years about 1870.   He was a "A respectable farmer, who lived near the Giant's Causeway.... "   Mr. Todd had related stories of troubled times which had been told to him by his grandfather:  "....  his grandfather, a man who also lived to a great age, and was a young man in 1641, and was reared convenient to Ballywillan Old Church.  He remembered this massacre of Dunmull."

[Note:  Ballywillan is only a short distance from Craigahulliar]

 

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1870    1768    102      James               Ballycastle

 

This would mean that James Todd b 1765/1768 came from Cragahulliar (which lies 2 miles NW of Beardiville/Priestland) to (Carnside which lies 4 miles NE of Craigahulliar) about 1799.  He is in the Tithes and the Griffiths in Carnside.  I can not find my records but I don't think we have info on the James Todd of Carnside do we?

 

The attached map also shows the location of the 1775 John Todd lands on the NW of Bushmills about equidistant between Carnside and Priestland.

27 may 2011 1:26 pm

 

**

 

5/28/2011

A  James Todd (son of James Todd, farmer) of Carnside married Mary Ann Wilson on 22nd March 1861 in Dunluce Presbyterian Church.   Witnesses were William Martin and Mary Jane Todd.    They had numerous children.  In his will of 14th September 1885, he left everything to his wife, Mary Ann.   On her demise, everything was to be inherited by his son, also called James, with instructions that he provide for his siblings.   Provison is made for daughters Mary Jane, Sarah Ann, Hannah, Matilda and Letitia.   He makes no reference to any other sons.   He also references sisters (no names given) in Bushmills for whom provisions is also made.

 

** 

2/5/2011

In Dunluce Presbyterian Churchyard in Bushmills, there is a headstone with the following:

"John Todd & wife, Jane MacDonald of Leake, also their children."

No other details are given.

 

 

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1737:

"Daniel Todd, a well-to-do merchant, made his will in January 1737, and died on 2nd February 1737 in his 84th year, being buried in St. Patrick's.   He had amassed considerable land leases which he disposed of as follows.   To his wife he left a house in the suburbs of Coleraine and the lease of Fox Dartrys.   She was also to enjoy the leases of Islandmore, Slimag and Carnaboy for her lifetime, and these were then to pass to their son Andrew, still a minor.   Andrew was also to get the leases of PRIESTLAND, Kiltinny and Ballycraig.   To his son Isaac (married and with a son Daniel) he left the freehold of Ballyverdagh in Culfeightrin Parish.   Daniel Todd must have been one of the foundation members of New Row Presbyterian church, for he left 5 pounds to the Rev Charles Lynd.

 

......  Andrew Todd, Isaac's brother , is mentioned in 1750 as a merchant in Coleraine.   His wife, formerly Elizabeth Kinkead, died that year and a tablet in Killowen parish church describes her as wife of Andrew Todd, M.P....... Andrew Todd moved to Shane's Castle, County Antrim and his will was proved in 1787.   In his will, he mentions not only the 6 townlands left to him in his father's will, but also Crossreagh and Fernelessary. [Note: Fernelessary is the old name for WEST PARK.]

Source: Coleraine in Georgian Times (pgs 144-145) by Rev T.H.Mullin

 

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1755:

Andrew Todd lets to Robert Patterson, John Patterson and Robert Thompson all of West Priestland the quarterland of East Priestland in their possession - lives of Daniel Todd age 21, Isaac Todd age 14 years 1st and third sons of Isaac Todd merchant witness Joseph Anderson and William Bigam both Bushmills.

Memorial witnessed by Joseph Anderson and Henry Dunkin. William Toy possibly registered lease in Ballymoney..not clear why his name is on it; [Registry of Deeds Reference:  179 76 118920]

 

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Additional comments -

I now think that Rev. Mullin made have made a mistake and that Andrew Todd might have been "MD" not "MP" as shown Also, I think that the second son of Isaac Todd was called James.

 

I have other notes on Todd leases but don't have them all typed up.

 

Hope that this helps and doesn't confuse even more.

 

Margaret

 

From Nick: Extracts from Mullin:

Extracts from Coleraine in Georgian times, by Rev T Hugh Mullin

 

Pages 102-03

In 1755 a very interesting advertisement appeared in the Belfast News Letter:

 

"Isaac Todd of Coleraine, merchant, being resolved to quit business there on the 1st day of May next will set or sell to the highest bidder, his salt-pans at Coleraine, with a park [field] for Cadgers horses in summer and a stable in winter, a large house that will contain 240 tons of rock salt, a large yard enclosed that contains 140 tons of coal with a convenient quay for disloading shipping, a large cistern all well leaded, a dwelling house for the master salter, with a large warehouse lofted, one 3 acre meadow park and one 6 acre grazing field with all things necessary and in good order fitt [sic] for carrying on the salt business. . . also to be set or sold the house wherein Isaac Todd now dwells with all conveniences and utensils for carrying on the soap trade together with a good garden walled in and planted with fruit trees. . . a parcel of land beautifully situated on the River Bann within 1/2 mile of Coleraine."

 

A deed poll of 1757 between Isaac Todd and his brother Andrew, who had gone security for his creditors, mentions a lease from William Jackson of the saltpans, the walled-in garden to the north of Isaac's dwelling house and a 3 acre meadow below the five walks on the Bann side.

 

Pages 144-45

Daniel Todd, a well-to-do merchant, made his will in January 1737, and died on 2nd February 1737 in his 84th year, being buried in St. Patrick's. He had amassed considerable land leases which he disposed of as follows. To his wife he left a house in the suburbs of Coleraine and the lease of Fox Dartrys. She was also to enjoy the leases of Islandmore, Slimag and Carnaboy for her lifetime, and these were then to pass to their son Andrew, still a minor. Andrew was also to get the leases of Priestland, Kiltinny and Ballycraig. To his son Isaac (already married and with a son Daniel) he left the freehold of Ballyverdagh in Culfeightrin parish. Daniel Todd must have been one of the foundation members of New Row Presbyterian church, for he left £5 to the Rev Charles Lynd.

 

Isaac Todd, presumably the son, was an elder in New Row in 1727 and a commissioner on its behalf to the General Synod. In 1734 he and another merchant, James Hutcheson, got a lease of a house on the south side of the Diamond (formerly Henry Brown's) with the 40 acres of Ballyarton. Some twenty years later he got into financial difficulties and sold the property to his partner ¬- eventually it went to the family of James Hutcheson's great-¬granddaughter Mary, who married the Rev John Whiteside of New Row. Then in 1755 Isaac offered for sale his salt-pans and soap business with his dwelling house, a walled garden with fruit trees and land beautifully situated on the river Bann within half a mile of Coleraine. He does not appear to have sold all the property, for in 1757 his brother Andrew went security to Isaac's creditors for the sum of £520, and in return Isaac pledged to his brother his lease of a fourth part of Ballycairrn, his lease of the salt-pans from William Jackson and his 'Walled garden and 3 acres of meadow below the 5 walks on the Bann side. In the same year Isaac's son Daniel of Dunebrewer, pledged his rights in Ballyverdagh to his father as security for £200.

 

Andrew Todd, Isaac's brother, is mentioned in 1750 as a merchant in Coleraine. His wife, formerly Elizabeth Kinkead, died that year  and a tablet in Killowen parish church describes her as wife of Andrew Todd M.P.  I take her to be a sister of William Kinkead, the wine merchant, whose affairs were administered by Andrew Todd. Andrew Todd moved to Shane's Castle, Co Antrim, and his will was proved in 1787.  In his will he mentions not only the six townlands left to him in his father's will, but also Crossreagh and Fernelessary.  In his will he mentioned Todds of Randalstown, and early in the next century I find a Mary Crawford (widow of John Todd formerly of Randalstown and mother of Andrew Todd late Captain in the 38th Regiment of Foot) concerned as second party in the sale of these 8 town lands to E.A. McNaghten.

 

There was a William Todd in Crossreagh in 1780, and in December 1789 a farm of land belonging to Daniel Todd of Priestland was sold in the market house of Coleraine to Robert Moore of Dunluce for £420. Whether these Todds were of the same family or not, I do not know.

 

 

Richard I was able to get to the newspaper library(part of the Belfast Central Library) on Saturday but just for a short time. The 98376 one – see below –refers to property being proposed to be let. Some of it is described as ‘knownby the name of De Butt’s Plot’.  This would fit with Andrew’sfirst wife being a De Butt. Proposals are to be made to Andrew and Mr EdwardDrury of Collooney. The issues of the Newsletter for some ofthe year 1783 were missing.  Unfortunately, 14-17 January was among them. See 170398 below.

 

The last one I looked at was 206213 (in

issue5-8 August 1788)  This listed a substantial Dwelling House (which wasdescribed as newly built), outhouses and 6 acres of land in the town of Shanescastlebeing proposed for ‘To be sold or set [sic]’. ‘Proposals(post paid) will be received by John Todd, Beechmount, Belfast, or Thomas O’Neil, Shanescastle,who will show the premises’. Can we assume that this John Todd was theJohn who inherited (and who attached his seal to Andrew’s will)?  Orwas he an executor? It is of interest that he was living inBeechmount Belfast. 

 

I didn’t have time to look at 205987 whichconnects the John Todd of Loughbrickland with Belfast somehow. Also, Beechmount would probably have beenjust a house and/or land overlooking the town of Belfast at that time. Interestingly, Beechmountis in the area known as Ballymagarry, which is also the name of a townland inDunluce neighbouring Park, Leeke, etc. Coincidence, or just a result ofits original Irish meaning? Nick PS unfortunately, schools are backin NI and demand of my work will be increasing.  I may not be able to keepon top of all the correspondence.

 

=Todd,John surgeon apothecary man-midwife medicines  dispensing apprenticewanted =Bankhead,Messrs. +Belfast +Loughbrickland 25.

 

 

This is from the Registry of Deeds in Dublin.

253 170 162636

 

Margaret

 

From: Lunney Family

Subject: Todd/ Macky

Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:17:27 +0100

 

1766

Robert Macky of city of London, only son of late John Macky of Coleraine to Andrew Todd, Shanescastle, co. Antrim. Lease mentions Jane Macky widow, and deals with the lands of Carnaboy, Slimag, Ballycraig...Richard Jackson was the executor of the will of John Macky. I don't understand what it's about; not just a straight lease

 

 

 

Following are the details from that record:

1755

Elizabeth Galland of Coleraine widow and Andrew Todd of Coleraine merchant; she lets to him the 2 quarters of Priestland one quarter of Killeny and one quarter of Park commonly called Fernalizery.   Justices of the peace were John Dunkin and Charles McDaniel.

[Registry of Deeds Reference:  175 298 11717]

 

There was a death notice in the "Belfast Newsletter" that I came across:-

 

John Todd (agent to the Estates of Earl O'Neill, Pay-master of the

Antrim Regiment of Militia)    (d) 27 July, 1804.

 

 

"Reg. of Deeds Book 825 p117 Deed 556853

Trustees of Thomas Dickey late of Leighenmore of 1st Mary Crawford otherwise Todd, widow of John Todd formerly of Randalstown & mother of Captain Andrew Todd of 38th Regt. 2nd.   Trustees sell to Edmond A. McNaghten 2 qrs of Priestland, 1qr Kilteny, 1 qr of Park called Fernalessary, 1 qr of Slevemag, 1 qr Crossreagh, 1 qr Islandmore."

 

 

Land settlement and politics on Eighteenth century Prince Edward Island by J. M. Bumsted, p 126:  Walter Berry swore that he had improved Lot 24 under lease from Isaac Todd of Montreal who had purchased it in 1781.

 

 

 

John Todd to ONeill 1805:  Vol 575 page 186  Memorial 385541  Film:  535455

 

To Hon Regr apptd by and of parlimaent for ..deeds, wills and so forth.. 11 August 1789 made between John Todd then of Beechmont (sp?) in the Co of Antrim Gent of the first part and Mary  Dickey 4th dau of Thomas Dickey then  of Hillhead in the co of Antrim Linnen draper ..of the second part afterwards the wife of the said John Todd, the right Honorablae John ONeil, then of Shanecastle in said Co of Antrim afterwards Lord (Viscount?) ONeil and St John ONeil then of ?(Parlglenone?) in said County of Antrim Esq of the third part and Adam Dickey of Hollybrook in the said Co of Antrim Linnen Draper and Thomas Dickey then the younger of the Hillhead aforesaid Linnen Draper of the fourth part reciting among othr things that a marraige was (intended?) to be had and solemnized between John Todd and said Mary then in considn of the said intended Marr (ED: marriage?) and of  the summ of 700 pounds the Marr (ED: marriage?) portion of the said Mary and the other considering (ED: considerations) in said release mentioned the said John Todd and then ONiel afterwards Lord Visct ONeill and St John Oneill did grant release and confirm unto the said Adam Dicky and Thos Dicky party thereto all that the two quarters of Priestland and one quarter of Park commonly called Fearnelesssary (sp?) one quarter of Kiltting the quarter of land commonly called or known by the name of Sl__mig  all the quarter land of Crossreagh, the quarter land of Island more  the quaterland of Carnaboy __ with the quarter land of Ballycreage all situate in the county of Antrim and Londonderry.   To hold to the said Adam Dicky and Thomas Dickey for the lives in the said release named and such other lives as shown .....Upon trust that the said Mary in case she should survive the said John Todd should have and receive during her natl (ED: natural) live one annuity or yearly rent? charge of 100 pounds ster (ED: sterling) payable half yearly and upon the other trusts in the said deed of release mentd (ED: mentioned) which said deed of release was duly Exd (ED: executed) by the said John Todd, John ONeil and Adam Dickey in the presence of  Neil McPeake of Harriville/Haniville/? in the said co of Antrim Esq and James Orr of (blank) in said Co.y (ED: County) of Antrim subs witnesses thereto and was Exd by the sd ..Mary now Mary Todd and Thomas Dickey in presence of the said Neal McPeake and John Dickey of (blank) in said Co.y Linen Draper Esq witnesses thereto and was duly Exd by said St John ONiell in presence of said Neal McPeake and  Alexr McNamey (sp?) of Belfast in said Co.y Esq duly? witnesses thereto... duly Exd by the sd Thomas Dickey party to said release in the presence of said Neal McPeake and Alex Mitchell (?)  ... The above named Neal McPeake today came before me made oath that he… witness to the above Weding (??) is amend(sp?) and also to the said memorial and saith he saw the above named John Todd, Mary Todd (or was) Dickey, John ONeill, St John Oneill Adam Dickey and Thomas Dickey duly Execute the said deed of release and also saw the above Thomas Dickey execute the above memorial ..29 June 1805

 

1803:

By the time of the 1803 County Antrim Agricultural Census, the Todds have spread out in Dunluce Parish and are now at the Park.  (Note:  There is no mention of Park East in this census, only Park West.)   The following are listed:   Daniel - Park West;  Andrew - Priestland West;  Daniel - Priestland West.   Interestingly, there is also a John Todd listed in nearby Beardiville townland, Ballywillin Parish and a William Todd at Carneyban, Ballywillin Parish.

       

In nearby Billy Parish, there is a widow James Tood and another James Tood at Carnside.

 

 

 

"15 March 1863 (bap.)/ 24 Sept. 1862 (born) Mary Jane (illeg.)       

Hugh Todd (reputed father) & Charlotte McCahon  Park"

 

McCahons are shown at the Park in Griffith's as is my Hugh Todd.

 

 

In Dunluce Presbyterian Churchyard in Bushmills, there is a headstone with the following:

"John Todd & wife, Jane MacDonald of Leake, also their children."

No other details are given.

 

 

 

I don't think that I shared with you the attached map which I received a few months ago from another Bushmills area researcher.   It is a map dated 1775 of the Dunkin Estate near Bushmills and it shows properties held by a John Todd at that time. 

 

 

 

Registered in the district of Articlave, Coleraine on 25th November 1872 - Book 2, P8947

John Todd died at Camm on 19th November 1872 - male, widower, 88 years, weaver Cause of death:  Debility & old age, uncertified, no medical attention

Informant:  William Gibson (X) of Letterloan who was present at death.

Note that Articlave is near Fox Dartress which was one of the lands of the Coleraine Todds.

This John Todd was born 1784 died 1872.  He seems to be the John Todd of Cam in Macosquin in the Griffiths and in the 1831 census.  He could have had a son son when he was 25 say 1809 and that John could have been the father of John b 1837.

 

The John Todd who married Jane Purdy at Articlave was from Cumber Lower son of John Todd and Isabella Mowbray and not related genetically.

 

The history and topography of Harrogate, and the forest of Knaresborough By William Grainge , 1871 p 162

John Todd, Esq., died July 19th, 1804, aged 37 years

From Belfast Newsletter

Belfast Newsletter (Newspaper Library)

 

27th July, 1804.

 

At Harrowgate (where he had been for the benefit of his health) on

Thursday 19th inst. after a short illness John Todd Esq. agent to the

estate of Earl O'Neill, Paymaster of the Antrim Militia in honor, strict

integrity and disinterested firm friendship and desirable qualities let

us imitate this man.

***

Draft will of Isaac Todd – transcript by HWD, from the privately owned original.  Portions in square brackets are legible in the original, but have been crossed out or added.

Passages in italics, and in square brackets, are my comments.

 

I Isaac Todd now of the City of Montreal in the Province of Lower Canada, Esquire, do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

I order and direct that all my just debts be paid and fully satisfied, after which I hereby dispose of all and singular my Estate property and effects in manner following, that is to say –

I give and bequeath to the Hon. James McGill of Montreal aforesaid the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Britain, to be by him held in trust to and for the use benefit and behoof of Charlotte Porteous daughter of John Porteous late of Montreal aforesaid, Merchant, deceased, to be paid to her at such times and in such manner as the said James McGill in his discretion shall think fit.

I give and bequeath to Susanna Todd my niece now of Coleraine in Ireland, the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds Sterling money aforesaid, which sum my residuary Legatee hereinafter named is required ["hereby charged" added but crossed out] to place out in such manner as to produce an annual Interest of One hundred and thirty pounds which is hereby charged to pay ["to be paid" crossed out] to the said Susanna during her life, and to pay the principal to her Children at her decease – But in case the said Susanna shall not marry, or marrying shall die without Issue, this my will is, that on the decease of the said Susanna, one half of the aforesaid sum of two thousand five hundred pounds shall be paid to the eldest daughter of my nephew William Todd now of Londonderry in Ireland aforesaid, and that the said Susanna shall have power ["& I hereby authorise her" added] to dispose of the other half of the aforesaid principal sum of money by her last Will and Testament, to such persons and in such manner as she shall think fit.

I give and bequeath to my niece Sarah Todd a like sum of two thousand five hundred pounds Sterling money aforesaid, which my said residuary Legatee is hereby also charged and required to place out, and pay the Interest thereof and principal to the said Sarah Todd and her lawful Issue in the same manner and upon the same limitations and conditions as the aforesaid legacy to the said Susanna Todd, save and except, that in case the said Sarah shall not marry, or marrying shall die without issue, then my will is, that on the decease of the said Sarah one half of the aforesaid last mentioned legacy of two thousand five hundred pounds shall be paid to the second daughter of my said Nephew William Todd, and in case the said William Todd have no second daughter, then to his second Son, and in default of such second Son, then to the said William Todd – And that the said Sarah have power ["and I hereby authorise her" added] to dispose of the oher half of the said last mentioned legacy by her last Will and Testament to such person or persons and in such manner as she shall think fit.

I give and bequeath to Daniel Merry my grand-nephew now in Ireland aforesaid, the sum of three thousand pounds Sterling money aforesaid.

To my friends Mr Robert Lester of Quebec Merchant, and John Brickwood of Croydon near London, I give and bequeath one hundred guineas each as a mark of my esteem and regard – And to my worthy friend the before named James McGill, and to Thomas Forsyth and William McGillivray of Montreal aforesaid Esquires, John Paterson of London merchant, and John Brickwood junior, nephew of the before mentioned John Brickwood also of London, Merchant, five of my Executors hereinafter named, I give and bequeath a like Sum of One hundred guineas each –

Being desirous to make a provision for ["my daughter" added] Eleanor Todd ["my infant daughter" crossed out], I give and bequeath to the said James McGill Thomas Forsyth William McGillivray, John Paterson, John Brickwood Junior, and my said nephew William Todd, and to the Survivors and Survivor of them, as Trustees and Trustee by me hereunto specially named and appointed, the sum of Ten thousand pounds Sterling money aforesaid to be by the said Trustees or the Survivors or Survivor of them held in trust and to and for the use benefit and behoof of the said Eleanor – That the said Trustees or the Survivors and Survivor of them shall place the said sum of ten thousand pounds in the British Funds, or on some other good security, the Interest thereof ["except such part as shall be requisite for the maintainence and education of the said Eleanor" added] to accumulate and remain vested in the same manner by the said Trustees or Trustee, and be by them or him paid and applied together with the principal, in manner following, that is to say, That upon the said Eleanor's attaining the age of twenty one years, or being married, whichever shall first happen (provided such marriage to be made with the consent and approbation of any three of my said Executors or whom the said James McGill shall be one) the said sum of money so accumulated, shall be by my said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them settled and appointed in such manner that the said Eleanor shall have and receive the interest thereof for her own proper use and behoof during her life time, and upon her death that two thirds of the principal be settled and secured unto the child or children of such marriage share and share alike, and that my said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them do permit and suffer the said Eleanor to dispose of the other third part of the said sum of money by last will and Testament in such manner as she shall think fit – And in case the husband of the said Eleanor shall survive her, then that the said Trustees and Trustee do pay the Interest of One half of the aforesaid sum of money so secured to the said Child or Children to and for the proper use and behoof of such husband during his life time, and shall and do pay ["and apply" added] the Interest of the other ["half" added] towards and for the maintainance and education of such Child or Children – But in case the said Eleanor shall not marry, or marrying shall leave no issue, then my will is, that upon the decease of the said Eleanor, my said Trustees and Trustee shall and do pay one half of the aforesaid principal sum of money to the children of my said Nephew William Todd, and that my sd. Trustees and Trustee do permit and suffer the said Eleanor to give and bequeath the other half by her last will and Testament in such manner as she shall think fit – and in case the said Eleanor shall die before she attains the age of twenty one years or being married as aforesaid, then my said Trustees and Trustee shall pay the whole of the aforesaid principal sum of money so accumulated to my said residuary legatee; and that in the mean time and until the said Eleanor shall have so married or shall have attained the age of twenty one years, my said Trustees & the Survivors and Survivor of them ["shall &" added] do pay or cause to be paid ["for the maintainance & education of the said Eleanor" added] out of the Interest of the aforesaid principal Sum of money such sum or sums as to the sd Trustees & the Survivors & Survivor of them shall appear to be requisite and necessary.  ["That in all things to be determined by the said Trustees respecting the said Eleanor particular regard & consideration shall be had to the advice & opinion of my worthy friend the said James McGill" added].

I hereby order & direct that my Picture & that of the said James McGill, now in my parlour be kept ["preserved" crossed out] & delivered to the sd Eleanor when she comes to the age of discretion, that she may know the likenesses of her father & his particular friend.

[Here, I wonder if an entire sheet is missing, since the next page refers to "the said James Kyle", who has not yet been mentioned elsewhere in the will.  On the other hand, the handwriting changes at this point, so it may be that two drafts were being combined – HWD]

I give and bequeath to the said James McGill, and to Mr Thomas Blackwood of Montreal aforesaid, Merchant, William Martin of the said place Inspector of Chimnies and to the said James Kyle the sum of two thousand pounds Current money aforesaid, to be by them and the Survivors and Survivor of them held in trust to and for the uses purposes and intents herein after mentioned and contained, and not otherwise, that is to say – In Trust that they the said James McGill Thomas Blackwood Wm Martin and James Kyle ["& the Survivors & Survivor of them" added] shall and do as soon after my decease as conveniently may be, place out at Interest upon good security the aforesaid Sum of £2000, and in case the said Trustees & the Survivors of them shall be satisfied that the said James Kyle performs his duty towards ["his said children" crossed out] Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle his daughters by his wife the late Jane Kyle now deceased, in such manner as he ought, that then the said Trustees or the Survivors of them, shall and do pay or cuase to be paid yearly every year to the said James Kyle ["in order to enable him to defray the charge & expence of the maintainance & education of his said daughters" added] the Interest of the said sum of money ["or such part thereof as my sd Trustees & the Survivors of them shall think fit & sufficient for the said purpose" added] until the said [illegible word] Kyle daughter of the said James Kyle ["by his late Jane Kyle" crossed out] shall have attained the age of ["majority" crossed out] 25 years or shall be married [here is an addition in very small writing, hard to make out], and from and after the time the said Jane Kyle daughter of the said James shall have so attained the age of ["majority" crossed out] 25 years or shall be married as aforesaid, then in trust that said Trustees & the Survivors of them shall and do pay or cause to be paid to the said James Kyle the Interest upon one thousand pounds Current money aforesaid yearly and every year until the said Agnes Kyle ["younger" added] daughter of the said James Kyle shall have attained the age of ["majority" crossed out] 25 years or shall be married, which ever shall first happen, provided such marriage be made with the consent of some two of the said Trustees of whom the said James Kyle shall be one.  Then upon this further trust that from and after the period the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle or either of them shall so attain the age of twenty five years or shall be married as aforesaid, that the said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them shall and do place out and secure the said sum of two thousand pounds in such manner that the said Jane Kyle upon her being so married or attaining the said age of twenty five years shall have receive and enjoy the Interest upon the Sum of one thousand pounds half of the aforesd sum of money during her life time which the said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them are & is hereby directed and charged to pay to the said Jane Kyle; and that the said Agnes Kyle from and after her being so married or attaining the age of 25 years as aforesaid, shall have receive and enjoy the Interest upon one thousand pounds the other half of the aforesd principal sum of money for and during her natural life, and that from and after the decease of the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle daughters of the said James Kyle [2 words illegible] of them ["the said Trustees & the Survr & Survivor of them shall & do pay or cause to be paid and divident unto & amongst the respective lawful issue of the said Jane Kyle & Agnes Kyle" added], the aforesaid principal sum of One thousand pounds, of which the Interest is hereby directed to be paid to the said Jane & Agnes Kyle respectively, or in such other manner as to the said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them shall seem most fit and proper.  Provided always and I hereby declare my will and intention to be that in case the said Trustees or the Survivors of them shall find that the said James Kyle is careless of or inattentive to his said Children or treats them improperly, that the said Trustees and the Survivors of them shall and do place the said Children in some more proper situation, and shall and as also retain the whole of the Interest of the said Sum of money hereby directed to be paid to the said James Kyle, and apply the sum or such part thereof as the said Trustees and the Survivors or them shall see fit, for and towards the care maintainance and education of the said Children – In Trust also, that in case of the death of either of the said Jane Kyle or Agnes Kyle before she shall attain the age of 25 years or be married as aforesaid or marrying in case she shall die without Issue, that the said Trustees and the Survivors and Survivor of them shal and do ["permit and suffer" crossed out] pay or cause to be paid to the Survivor of the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle the legacy of the deceased to be held and enjoyed by such Survivor in the same manner and under the same limitations & restrictions as such survivor shall and will be entitled to have hold and enjoy her own share or moiety of the aforesaid sum of two thousand pounds and Interest thereon by the present Testament.  And in case of the decease of both the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle before they shall have so attained the age of 25 years or shall be married as aforesaid, or marrying shall die without Issue as aforesaid, then upon this further Trust, that my said Trustees and the Survivors & Survivor of them shall and do account for and pay the said Sum of £2000 and all arrears of Interest thereon to the sd Wm Todd my residuary legatee hereinafter named and to his heirs.

I give and bequeath to the said Jane Kyle and Agnes Kyle all the plate I may be possessed of in Montreal aforesaid at the time of my decease.

And as the said James Kyle if not living with me as a servant has always hitherto conducted himself in such manner as to merit my approbation, I therefore give and bequeath to him my Watch and all my wearing apparel and also the sum of £200 Str.  and I further give & bequeath to him for the use of his said two Daughters, two bedsteads two beds with the necessary sheets bedding & Coverlets, [illegible word] choice of the said James Kyle.

[End of the draft]

 

General comments:  This draft is undated, but it is almost certainly mid-July 1804.    Some of the arrangements made in the will correspond with those that Todd described to John Askin in a letter dated July 20 1804: "…I buried on the 15th a favorite House keeper after a painfull Complaint, which Terminated in a Consumption  She was only 31 Years Old Lived with me near 10 Years & was mother to a Little Girl that Calls me and truly her father I acknoledge her as Such  I before the Mothers death took her to Quebec to place her under the Care of respectable Woman who teaches School  she costs me £100 Pr annum  her Mother has Left two other Daughters by her Husband, James Kyle who has Lived with me 12 Years.  poor Woman she was unhappy fearing these Children might be Neglected as their father is a Young Man and may Marry again  I promised I would take care of them.  I have done so Leaving in the hands of Trustees £1000 for each the Interest to Educate them, the principal to be paid on their being of Age, or Marrying with the Consent of the Trustees, if One dies to other to Inherite her Share…" [printed in The John Askin Papers, ed. Milo M. Quaife, Vol. 2 (Detroit Library Commission, 1931), pp. 421-2].

 

Entries in Montreal church registers show that James Kyle, “Steward to Isaac Todd Esquire of Montreal”, was married to Jane Crundle by May 20 1800, so her daughter with Todd must have been born before that.  They also had a daughter Elizabeth, baptized Jul 19 1802, died Nov 20 following.  Jane, wife of James Kyle, died Jul 13 1804.

 

William Todd, the principal legatee in the draft will, must be the man usually called William Thornton Todd.  According to Ontarian Families, Vol. I, and Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland, he was a son of Daniel Todd and Letitia, daughter of Sir William Thornton.  This would make him a brother of Andrew Todd, the fur trader.  The same sources state that  William Thornton Todd married Wilhelmina, daughter of Daniel Patterson of Londonderry, & Foxhall, co. Donegal, and Jane Brooke his wife.  W. T. Todd and Wilhelmina had several children, of whom the eldest son, Daniel Todd, became the proprietor of Buncrana Castle, built a courthouse and jail at Buncrana at his own expense, was a prominent Orangeman, and became a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant.  He was featured in a book about the sufferings of the tenants of Ireland, as an example of a ruthless absentee landlord [Finlay Dun, Landlords and Tenants in Ireland (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1881), p. 135].

 

The fourth son, Andrew Thornton Todd (ca 1810-1893), settled in Canada, and had a family of six daughters.   All of them married, but I think only two had children. 

 

The eldest daughter of W. T. Todd and Wilhelmina, Jane Wilhelmina, married an Irish clergyman, Hamilton Stuart, who performed the marriage of Eleanor, Isaac Todd’s daughter, at Buncrana Castle in 1823.

**

June 17 1843  

On the 14th inst., at her residence, the Castle, Buncrana, WILHELMINA, relict of the late WILLIAM THORNTON TODD, ESQ., in her 74th year (Researcher: Bernard - Email)(Hence, born 1769)

 

William Todd died between 1812 when he fought the last fatal duel in Ireland and 1837 when he was referred to as the late William Todd.

William presumably was born in the 1760s based on the birth of his wife.

***

Background on land tenantry, example of Ballyverdagh which was leased by the Todds in the 1700s though not mentioned in the following

As shown in public documents dealing with Glenshesk, the Townland of Ballyverdagh and Ferrinmacarter were included in the lands granted by Alexander, 5th Earl of Antrim (a nobleman noted for his estravagant habits) on the 10th of May 1737 to Hugh Boyd of Ballycastle. This transaction introduced in this area a type of tenant who did not own the several lands contained in the grant or agreement but paid a fixed yearly rent for same. Accordingly, he in turn leased or rented these lands to the actual occupiers and exacted a rent from them. It was to the advantage of such a chief tenant (but a tenant none the less) to have as many people as possible pay him his demanded and not fixed rental, consequently, he or his agent would endeavor to find more and more tenants and place them on the land, thereby reducing the holdings of the original occupiers, a method against which there was evidently no recourse except to leave the home or stay and weather it out.

 

From 1737 to 1800, these conditions prevailed and according to the records there were several different families living in different parts of Ballyverdagh at one time during the later eighteen hundreds. In 1831, John Campbell, Daniel McCook, Alexander, Patrick and Hector McCaughan lived in Ballyverdagh North and in the same year, Robert and John McMichael lived in Ballyverdagh South as did also John McCahan (McCaughan 1754-1855), my great-great grandfather, John, Jr. (1789-1867), my great-grandfather and great uncles, Hugh, Laughlin and Archibald. My grandfather John (1825-1902) was also there at that time, but he was only six years of age then.

 

Before 1850, the McCook family removed to near Armoy and both families of MacMichael possessed other lands at Magherintemple, one family now extinct and the other represented by the McMichaels of Ballycastle, a reputable family in the pharmaceutical business in that town. This left John McCaughan and his family in Ballyverdagh South and John Campbell with Patrick, Alexander and Hector McCaughan in

 

 

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posssession of the north half. At this same time, Patrick McCaughan owned Ferrinmacarter Mountain, containing over 117 acres, the lease for this land is dated 13 August 1858, although it is stated in this document that he had held possession previous to this date.This land reverted to the McCaughans of Ballyverdagh.

 

1850 seemingly marked a turning point for shortly thereafter, Patrick McCaughan and Alexander McCaughan removed from Ballyverdagh North to Ballyveely (which adjourns Ballyverdagh to the south) where they held different farms and obtained another previously owned by John White. The lease is dated the 13th of May 1856. Then from Ballyverdagh South, Archibald McCaughan held a farm in Ballyveeley, lease dated 23 June 1862, also a farm in Drumseeny, lease dated 30 October 1861 and part of Ballyverdagh South. On 1 November 1875, Major F.T. Boyd reduced the McCaughan holdings in Ballyverdagh by leasing to Archibald McAllister (lease dated 19 October 1858, 122 acres, 0 rods, I I perches), this lease dated 3 October 1864. This left John McCaughan (1789-1867) in possession of the remaining acreage and in which my grandfather John (1825-1902) added the 117 of Ferrinmacarter.

 

Ballyverdagh North was according to the particulars of this 1875 sale almost all in the possession of Robert Campbell whose tenture was at the time of sale (1875) recorded as being unknown to the vendor. The total land area (1 rod and 27 perches) of which the McCaughans as a family owned over 1000 acres or the major part, for at that time, there were in Glenshesk, twenty related families by that Surname. With the advent of the Land Purchase Act (lreland 1881) the land and the vicious system of granting, leasing, and renting gradually disappeared from the Irish scene.

 

One of the stars in my crown of rejoicing is that the first years of my life, and those of my brothers William and Daniel, were spent in that old home, now a gaunt and deserted ruin, but still the treasure house of happy and sad memories for a scattered family. Now we reside in foreign lands, but as tender memories throng my reminiscences, the concepts of time and space dissolve, and I stand in retrospect, a child once more in that dear old homestead. I fancy, I hear my father as he busies about, getting ready for his daily chores, sniff the tantalizing fragrance of the new mown hay carried on the sweet mountain air. I hear the bleet of the sheep from where they graze up on the mountain sides. I sample the hot home-made bread expertly baked by my mother on an open fireplace without the aid of modem automatic controls. I feel the warmth of a family loved, and died in this our house. All memories, memories of a bygone time, for now after hundreds of years of occupancy, none of the McCaughans live in Ballyverdagh House and no more fitting finish could be accorded than the lines, "Whereoff the place where once we were, we shall no more be known. " However, the lands of Ballyverdagh South are still owned by a McCaughan.

 

 

Notes:

 

Email from Cyril Ward October 2011

 

Buncrana Registers

These were the dates of the Registers searched — Marriages 1816 – 1846 Burials 1822 – 1842 Bapt 1845 – to 1881 Another book Burials 1845 to 1959 Marriages 1845 – 1877

 

   John Todd who died on 14 Mar 1861 aged 96? [b c1765]

   Lydia, the wife of Mr John Todd, died at Buncrana in Jul 1847. A second marriage?

   Lydia Todd Buncrana July 27 1847 aet 74 Samuel Reed [b c1773]

 

10/15/2011

The original in the Buncrana burial register was probably - 1750 6th December buried Elizabeth Todd als Kinkead wife of Andrew Todd of Kilowen in County Londonderry aged 35. (It took a few years to learn the difference between a burial date and a date of death, so the 'd' should probably be a 'bur'.) The notes were made in 1959.

 

   Then Margaret added the exciting information that there was a headstone in St. Patrick's Churchyard in Coleraine which references an Elizabeth Kinkead dying in 1850 who was the wife of Andrew Todd of Coleraine. [Source:  Research notes of Rev. Hugh Mullin when he was collecting data for his books.]

 

On 3rd May 1848 A. Thornton TODD by Rev. H. J. GRASSETT at St.

James's Cathedral, Toronto, Canada West, to Eliza, second daughter of the late Major Thomas Butler FITZGERALD. ['Ballyshannon Herald' for July 14, 1848.]

     At Toronto, on the 5th instant A. Thornton TODD Esq., of Buncrana Castle, county Donegal, to Frances Leitia (sic), eldest daughter of the Rev. George EVANS, M.A. ['Quebec Mercury' Nov 17th 1855.]

     I have Frances Letitia EVANS marr 5 Nov 1855 A. Thornton TODD youngest son of William Thornton TODD of Buncrana Castle Donegal.

8/12/2011

 1.  The early names in the Burke's Landed Gentry tree had no dates, suggesting a limited knowledge of their earlier family by the compilers.

Richard to Cyril 7/8/2011

I note that Eleanor Todd, illegitimate dau of Isaac Todd, married John Chambers in 1823 and had a dau Eleanor who married Alexander B. Kennedy who was involved in a court suit.

 

I suspect that William Todd who md 1799 Wilhelmina Patterson came into possession of Buncrana through his mother-in-law Jane (Brooke) Patterson, the granddaughter of Elizabeth Vaughan the sister of George Vaughan who built Buncrana.  Jane Brook Patterson was the wife of Daniel Patterson, son of Elizabeth Todd and William Patterson.  Elizabeth Todd was the sister of Andrew Todd b abt 1720 d 1787 and Issac Todd b abt 1710.  Andrew, Elizabeth and Isaac were all children of Daniel Todd b 1737.

Rkm to Cyril Ward 10/15/2011

Andrew Todd d 1787 of Shane's Castle, the youngest son of Daniel Todd d 1737, mentioned that name of Issac b 1742 and Daniel b 1735, sons of Issac, in numerous leases in the 1750s, but two leases in 1787 mention only Andrew Todd and Isaac Todd along with a John Bruce and Richard Oneill, but Daniel is not mentioned.  This suggests to me that Daniel son of Issac had died by 1787.  Note that Daniel Todd of Randallstown died in 1783 per Belfast Newsletter.

 

 

Here is an Andrew Todd who lived in Co Antrim 4 miles from Coleraine in 1775 appearing at a trial in London in 1798. 

 

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

 

417. ELIJAH FORSYTH was indicted for that he, on the 1st of January, 1775, in the kingdom of Ireland, did marry Margaret Baldridge , and afterwards, on the 5th of February, 1784 , at Manchester, feloniously did marry Margaret Wilson , the said Margaret Baldridge being still alive .(The case was opened by Mr. Hovel.)

 

ANDREW TODD sworn. - Examined by Mr. Hovel. I live in the county of Antrim, in Ireland: I have known the prisoner, Mr. Forsyth, about twenty-three years ago; he was a chapman carrying things through the country; he had no fixed residence that I know of.

 

Q. Do you know his first wife, of the name of Baldridge? - A. I do, very well; I was present when he was married, at Breehead, in the county of Antrim, twenty-three years ago.

 

Q.Who were present besides yourself, the prisoner, and Margaret Baldridge ? - A. I don't remember.

 

Q.What was the clergyman's name that married them? - A. Charles Douglas .

 

Q. Were they married, in fact, at that time, and in your presence? - A. They were.

 

Q.How were they married? - A. According to the regular rules of the Church of England, as far as I understand.

 

Q.Where were they married, at church? - A. In a private room.

 

Q. Did you ever see any other persons married in that country? - A. No, only myself.

 

Q.Were you married in the same manner? - A.Exactly in the same manner.

 

Q.Were you married according to the usual mode of celebrating marriages in that kingdom? - A. Yes.

 

Q.Was Mr. Forsyth married according to that mode? - A. Yes.

 

Q. How long did he continue to reside with his wife? - A. I cannot say how long; he resided with his wife and her brother.

 

Q. Can you take upon you to say for what period? - A. I cannot recollect that; I remember his returning to Coleraine to her own brother; they took a house, and lived in Coleraine together; I resided about four miles from Coleraine; they lived together about nine weeks then; Mr. Forsyth then failed, and shut up shop.

 

Court. Q. When was that; in what year? - A. The very same year he was married; then he went to America.

 

Q. Did you ever know any thing of Mr. Forsyth after he went to America? - A. Yes; he returned back again.

 

Q. Did he then return again to Coleraine? - A. No; he returned to his wife at Ballymouthree again; that was in less than two years after he left Coleraine.

 

Q. Can you say how long he resided with his wife then? - A. Better than a month, and perhaps two.

 

Q. Perhaps six? - A. No, I will not say so much.

 

Court. Q. Was it nearer two months than one? - A. Yes, I am sure he did at that time.

 

Mr. Hovel. Q. Do you know what became of him at the end of that two months, or six weeks, or whatever it was? - A. He left the country, and I never saw him since.

 

Q. Have you any doubt about his person? - A. No.

 

Q. In what year do you suppose he left that country? - A. I cannot say.

 

Mr. Garrow. Q.How much less than twenty years ago? - A. On or about that, I think.

 

Mr. Hovel. Q. You know the first wife intimately? - A. Yes.

 

Q. What sort of a character did she bear? - A. A very good one.

 

Q. Do you know whether she is now alive? - A. She was alive the 26th of last month, at Ballymouthree, where Mr. Forsyth left her.

 

Cross-examined by Mr. Garrow. Q. You have lived there very content and quiet for the last twenty years; who wrote to you to help to get some money out of this gentleman? - A. Mr. Wilson desired me to come.

 

Q. Did Wilson tell you he had been trying to get some money out of Mr. Forsyth but he could not? - A. He did not tell me that.

 

Q. He is brother to the second wife is not he? - A. Yes.

 

Q. You are the brother-in-law to the first? - A. Yes; I married a sister of Margaret Baldridge .

 

Q. He had no children by her? - A. No.

 

Q. During the short time they lived togetherthey were not very happy, I believe? - A. That is more than I know.

 

Q. When did Wilson first write to you to come over? - A. I cannot say.

 

Q. What age was he when he first became acquainted with your sister-in law? - A. Very young, not twenty years of age, I believe.

 

Q. So they went into a back room; at what time of night was it? - A. It was a back parlour; there was only one parlour in the house.

 

JOHN WILSON sworn. - Q. Do you know Mrs. Margaret Wilson ? - A. Yes.

 

Q. Do you know Mr. Forsyth? - A. Yes, very well.

 

Q. Were you present at any time, and when, at a marriage celebrated between Mr. Forsyth and Miss Wilson? - A. Yes, I was; on the 5th of February, 1784, at the old church, Manchester .

 

Q. Were they married according to the ceremonies of the Church of England? - A. Yes. they were.

 

Q. Did Mr. Forsyth at all cohabit with his second wife, Miss Wilson? - A. Yes.

 

Q. How long did he live with her? - A. I think, about twelve years to the best of my knowledge, at different places.

 

Q. At what place did they live, when they were married? - A. In Manchester, some years, and then there was an account given that he had another wife; upon hearing that, my sister left him, and at last of all, I suppose he thought it not proper to stay in the neighbourhood, and he went away to London.

 

Q. Do you know that any warrant was issued against Mr. Forsyth? - A. Yes, he was served with it.

 

Q. Did he surrender upon that warrant? - A. I was told so.

 

Court. Q. Were you present? - A. No.

 

Cross-examined by Mr. Garrow. Q. You were present at the examination afterwards, when he was admitted to bail? - A. Yes.

 

Q. And you were present when he surrendered to day? - A. Very well, sir.

 

Q. What is the situation in life of Miss Margaret Wilson - I suppose he married her for her fortune? - A. She had not much fortune, I believe.

 

Q. He cohabited with her after marriage, I suppose, as he had done before? - A. He did not cohabit with her before marriage.

 

Q. You have said, there was no cohabiting before - do you mean to say that? - A. Yes; excepting their courtship.

 

Q. Do you mean to say, to your own knowledge, they did not cohabit together, and it was at your solicitation to make an honest woman of her that he married her? - A. No.

 

Court. Are you the person that took out the warrant? - A. No.

 

Q. When was it taken out? - A. I cannot exactly say, my brother took it out.

 

JAMES WILSON sworn. - Examined by Mr. Hovel. Q. Did you take out a warrant against Mr. Forsyth upon this charge? - A. I did.

 

Q. He was not taken into custody, but surrendered upon that warrant? - A. He did, at the Police-office, Hatton-Garden.

 

Court. Q. When did you take out a warrant? - A. I think it was in May last.

 

Q. Had the prisoner any notice of the warrant? - A. I believe he had, from Mr. Railton, who wrote to him upon the business.(Mr. Garrow took an objection, that the prisoner ought not to have been tried in the county of Middlesex.)

 

Mr. Justice Buller. This offence is not committed in the county of Middlesex, and it has not been proved that the prisoner was apprehended in the county of Middlesex; the first marriage was in Ireland, and the second in Lancashire, and here is neither warrant nor recognizances, nor apprehensions, nor any one thing to prove the case.

 

NOT GUILTY .

 

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice BULLER.

 

Email RKM to Cyril Ward

 

I noticed a reference in Cyril Ward's article on the Todds of Sligo to Villa Dartrys in Dublin and a Dartrys Road.  This made me think of a reference in Mullin to:  ""Daniel Todd, a well-to-do merchant, made his will in January 1737, and died on 2nd February 1737 in his 84th year, being buried in St. Patrick's.   He had amassed considerable land leases which he disposed of as follows.   To his wife he left a house in the suburbs of Coleraine and the lease of Fox Dartrys.  

 

I then found:

The Dartry Mountains are a range in the north west of Ireland. They are situated mainly on the border of County Sligo and County Leitrim.

 

 

Abstracts of Deeds of Octo 2011

 

Todd Deeds obtained October 2011:  Abstracts

Film #532580 Deed #255792  Registered 14th March 1787 John & Daniel Todd to Wm.Laurence

Memorial dated 17th August 1786 made and executed by and between John Todd and Daniel Todd both of Westpriestland in the Co. of Antrim farmers of the one part and Alexander Laurence of Coleraine in the Co. of Londonderry, Merchant, of the other part whereby after… the said John Todd & Daniel Todd for the consid… therein mentioned did demise grant confirm release farm let unto the said Alexander Laurence (in his actual possession then being … all that part of the lands of Westpriestland aforesaid as then in the possession of occupation of Jeremiah Wilson containing ten acres more or less Cunningham measure… with twenty two acres of like measure of moss or turfbog thereunto appertaining be the same more or less as then also in the occupation of the said Jeremiah Wilson situate lying and being in the Barony of Dunluce, County of Antrim aforesaid with the …sale and every the rents .. profits of … with the privilege of a road thro the other part of the said John Todd’s farm to the great road leading from Coleraine to Bushmills excepting… as in the original lease of the said premises from Andrew Todd Esqr is excepted and reserved to hold unto the said Alexander Laurence his heirs and assigns during the lives of Andrew Todd, Isaac Todd, John Bruce and Richard O’Neill and the survivors a of them and for and …. the live and lives of all and every such other person and persons as shall from time to time be successively added to the said lease or demise by which the said premises are held from the said Andrew Todd at the yearly rent… born in which……. Shall be obtained from the said Andrew Todd his heirs and assignes the said Alexander Laurence his heirs or assigns paying five shillings and two pence as a fine upon the fall of every life as by the said …

Witnessed by William Laurence, William Smith both of Coleraine in the Co. of Londonderry Merchants; John Todd (seal), Daniel Todd (seal).  Signed and sealed in the presence of Wm. Smyth , Wm. Laurence. The above named Wm. Laurence maketh oath that he is a witness…  saw the said John Todd and Daniel Todd duly execute the above memorial sworn at Coleraine 4th September 1786.

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Film # 532582 Deed #258254   Registered 20th August 1787          John & Daniel Todd to Eakin

A Memorial of an indenture of lease bearing date 22nd January 1787 made between John Todd and Daniel Todd both of west priestland in the Co. of Antrim farmers of the one part and Patrick Eakin of Ballytibbert in the Co. of Antrim of the other part whereby after reciting… is recited the said John Todd and Daniel Todd for considerations therein mentioned: did demine grant confirm release and to farm let unto the said Patrick Eakin (in his actual possession then being..) to his heirs and assigns all that part of Westpriestland then is possession of the said Patrick Eakin containg six acres Cunninham measure be the same more or situate lying and being in the Parish of Dunluce and Co. of Antrim bounded on the east by George Patterson’s farm in East Priestland on the north by Jeremiah Wilson’s farm in West Priestland on the west by Matthew Scoby’s farm in Park and on the south by said John Todd’s farm in West Priestland together with a sufficient quantity of bog for turf to a moderate ??  with firing in West Priestland turf bog with all ??....  appurtenances to the said premises… belonging excepting and reserving royalties as is excepted and reserved in the original lease of the said premises from Andrew Todd Esq.: to hold unto the said Patrick Eakin his heirs and assigns for the lives of the aforesaid Andrew Todd  and Isaac Todd and John Brine (?), Richard Oneil therein named of survivors or survivor of them and for and during the life and lives of all and every such other person and persons as by virtue of a Cov….   The premises are held under the aforesaid Andrew Todd his heirs or assignees at the yearly rent of two pounds sterling  and five shillings and two pence…

Lease witnessed by James Edgar of Ballytibbert and David Thompson of Ballyclogh both of the County of Antrim, farmers.   Memorial witnessed by said James Edgar and James Hamilton of Ballymoney.  Patrick Eakin (X - his mark).  James Edgar maketh oath that he is a witness to the indenture of lease of which the above writing is a Memorial sworn at Loughan in the Co. of Londonderry on 5th July 1787.

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Film #560267  Deed #97854  Registered 26th February 1750          Susannah Todd to Stewart

A memorial of indenture of lease bearing date the 29th January 1740 made between Susanna Todd of Coleraine and County Londonderry  of the one part and Thomas Stewart and Charles Stewart of the parish of Ballywoolin (= Ballywillan) in said county of the other part.  Said Susanna for the considerations therein mentioned did demise grant sett and to farm let unto the said Thomas and Charles Stewart all that the upper half Quarterland of Islandmore then in their possession situate in said parish.  To have and to hold………  from the first day of November then last past for the term of twenty four years at and under the yearly rent or sum of eleven pounds ten shillings sterling payable half yearly on every first day of May and first day of November….    Duly executed by the partys thereto and witnessed by William Holmes the Younger of Coleraine, aforesaid merchant and Samiel Keith of Ballywoolin, aforesaid yeomanTodd Deeds obtained October 2011:  Abstracts

Film #532580 Deed #255792  Registered 14th March 1787 John & Daniel Todd to Wm.Laurence

Memorial dated 17th August 1786 made and executed by and between John Todd and Daniel Todd both of Westpriestland in the Co. of Antrim farmers of the one part and Alexander Laurence of Coleraine in the Co. of Londonderry, Merchant, of the other part whereby after… the said John Todd & Daniel Todd for the consid… therein mentioned did demise grant confirm release farm let unto the said Alexander Laurence (in his actual possession then being … all that part of the lands of Westpriestland aforesaid as then in the possession of occupation of Jeremiah Wilson containing ten acres more or less Cunningham measure… with twenty two acres of like measure of moss or turfbog thereunto appertaining be the same more or less as then also in the occupation of the said Jeremiah Wilson situate lying and being in the Barony of Dunluce, County of Antrim aforesaid with the …sale and every the rents .. profits of … with the privilege of a road thro the other part of the said John Todd’s farm to the great road leading from Coleraine to Bushmills excepting… as in the original lease of the said premises from Andrew Todd Esqr is excepted and reserved to hold unto the said Alexander Laurence his heirs and assigns during the lives of Andrew Todd, Isaac Todd, John Bruce and Richard O’Neill and the survivors a of them and for and …. the live and lives of all and every such other person and persons as shall from time to time be successively added to the said lease or demise by which the said premises are held from the said Andrew Todd at the yearly rent… born in which……. Shall be obtained from the said Andrew Todd his heirs and assignes the said Alexander Laurence his heirs or assigns paying five shillings and two pence as a fine upon the fall of every life as by the said …

Witnessed by William Laurence, William Smith both of Coleraine in the Co. of Londonderry Merchants; John Todd (seal), Daniel Todd (seal).  Signed and sealed in the presence of Wm. Smyth , Wm. Laurence. The above named Wm. Laurence maketh oath that he is a witness…  saw the said John Todd and Daniel Todd duly execute the above memorial sworn at Coleraine 4th September 1786.

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Film # 532582 Deed #258254   Registered 20th August 1787          John & Daniel Todd to Eakin

A Memorial of an indenture of lease bearing date 22nd January 1787 made between John Todd and Daniel Todd both of west priestland in the Co. of Antrim farmers of the one part and Patrick Eakin of Ballytibbert in the Co. of Antrim of the other part whereby after reciting… is recited the said John Todd and Daniel Todd for considerations therein mentioned: did demine grant confirm release and to farm let unto the said Patrick Eakin (in his actual possession then being..) to his heirs and assigns all that part of Westpriestland then is possession of the said Patrick Eakin containg six acres Cunninham measure be the same more or situate lying and being in the Parish of Dunluce and Co. of Antrim bounded on the east by George Patterson’s farm in East Priestland on the north by Jeremiah Wilson’s farm in West Priestland on the west by Matthew Scoby’s farm in Park and on the south by said John Todd’s farm in West Priestland together with a sufficient quantity of bog for turf to a moderate ??  with firing in West Priestland turf bog with all ??....  appurtenances to the said premises… belonging excepting and reserving royalties as is excepted and reserved in the original lease of the said premises from Andrew Todd Esq.: to hold unto the said Patrick Eakin his heirs and assigns for the lives of the aforesaid Andrew Todd  and Isaac Todd and John Brine (?), Richard Oneil therein named of survivors or survivor of them and for and during the life and lives of all and every such other person and persons as by virtue of a Cov….   The premises are held under the aforesaid Andrew Todd his heirs or assignees at the yearly rent of two pounds sterling  and five shillings and two pence…

Lease witnessed by James Edgar of Ballytibbert and David Thompson of Ballyclogh both of the County of Antrim, farmers.   Memorial witnessed by said James Edgar and James Hamilton of Ballymoney.  Patrick Eakin (X - his mark).  James Edgar maketh oath that he is a witness to the indenture of lease of which the above writing is a Memorial sworn at Loughan in the Co. of Londonderry on 5th July 1787.

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Film #560267  Deed #97854  Registered 26th February 1750          Susannah Todd to Stewart

A memorial of indenture of lease bearing date the 29th January 1740 made between Susanna Todd of Coleraine and County Londonderry  of the one part and Thomas Stewart and Charles Stewart of the parish of Ballywoolin (= Ballywillan) in said county of the other part.  Said Susanna for the considerations therein mentioned did demise grant sett and to farm let unto the said Thomas and Charles Stewart all that the upper half Quarterland of Islandmore then in their possession situate in said parish.  To have and to hold………  from the first day of November then last past for the term of twenty four years at and under the yearly rent or sum of eleven pounds ten shillings sterling payable half yearly on every first day of May and first day of November….    Duly executed by the partys thereto and witnessed by William Holmes the Younger of Coleraine, aforesaid merchant and Samiel Keith of Ballywoolin, aforesaid yeoman.   Memorial signed and sealed by the said Thomas Stewart the surviving ??? in presence of us - George Lyons, William Homes.

Sworn 1st December 1750 at Coleraine.

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.   Memorial signed and sealed by the said Thomas Stewart the surviving ??? in presence of us - George Lyons, William Homes.

Sworn 1st December 1750 at Coleraine.

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more abstracts

 

Thank you, Richard

 

---- Richard McMurtry <rmcmurtry@baymoon.com> wrote:

 

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1. Wm John & aw          Lindsay 534       394       350717

 

4 Feb 1801..John Todd and Wm Todd both of Lisnanieve, (possibly Lisnacreeve) Tyrone of one part and Alex lindsay of lisnavieve  ED: possibly Lisnacreeve)..for 47 pounds..sold part of the lands of Lisnacreive 11 acres..parish of Donaghcavy, Co of Tyrone(did not complete the abstraction)

 

 

 

2.         Todd    Wm & ors         Todd    546       229       359746

 

19 Dec 1801 Robert Mackey of Mardin, Co of hertford and John Langdon of London assiness of th estate of Matthew Charley, late of London merchant of first part and William Todd of Buncrana Donegal Esq of second part and Isaac Todd of Montreal, Canada of third part..Robrt Mackey and John Langdon with consent of Wiliam Todd ..in consideration of 4000 pounds paid by the said Isaac Todd did grant all the Castle of Buncrana with the gardens and land therunto belonging with the quarter land of Tullyerwin, the quarter lands of Tolladish and the quaterland of Ballyamckrry and all that one half of the quarter land of Ballymagar in Barony of Innishsowen Co of Donegal.. during the natural life and lives of their Royal Highnesses George and Augustus, Fredk and prince Edward and Prince Wm Henry....41 years commencing from 1777.and all that quarater land called Ardaravin containing 269 acres 3 roods and 15 perches ..(did not complete the abstract)

 

 

 

3.  Todd            John ors           Byrne    1805 569           291

382566 

 

12 March 1805.. April 1795 made between John Ball the younger and John Todd of the city of Dublin marchants, a ..of the estate of.of Newry Co Down woolen draper dealer and chapman of one part and Patrick Byrne of Newry woollen draper of..lease dated 26 Apr 1791..dwelling house and 3 back houses formerly in the possesion of Agnes Cully and of __ Cully her son and afterwards in the possession of sd George Moore..situate in town of Newry (did not finish the abstract)

 

 

 

4. Todd Isaac & au         Crookshank       597       83         405276 

 

1 Jan 1807..Wm Todd of Buncrana, Donegal and Isaac Todd of Montreal, Canda did demise unto Samuel Crookshank of Restimon, Co Down att that piece of gorund with the new Buildings lately erectd theoron by sd Wm Todd and known by the name of the Stores with the  .in the town of Buncrana

 

 

 

5.  Todd            "           Galland 140       337       95108  

 

29 Nov 1749..Andrew Todd of Coleraine..merchant and Elizabeth Galland widow ..that the right honble Alexander Earl of Antrim by lease 2 July 1745 demised unto Andrew Todd..2 quarter lands of Priestland 1/4 of Killtinny and

1/4 of park commonly called Fernelessary all in Dunluce, Antrim to hold during the natural life and lives of said Andrew Todd and of Daniel Todd aged 10 years or therabout and for and during the natural life of Iasaac Todd the younger aged 5 years or thereabouts the first and third sons of Isaac Todd the Elder of Coleraine Merchant ..yearly rent of 34 pounds 10 shilings..is witnessed that Andrew Todd ..for 400 pounds paid by said Elizabeth Galland..sold..unto the said Elizabeth Galland then in her actuall possession by virtue of a bargain and sale to her made by indenture ..(seems to be a mortgage because it is void if Andrew pays her back by 30 Nov 1750.)

 

Richard McMurtry

 

 

 

6. Todd Sarah & ors       Crawford           1806/574           356

390140 

 

19 Dec 1790..Sarah Todd, Andrew Todd, Jas Todd, John Todd, and Rev Wm Todd Parish of Connalow of the one part and And Carwford of..Newry, Co Down of other..whereas John Todd husband of sd Sarah Todd devised by his last will ..his mill of Crone to sd Andrew & jas Todd his sons and whereas various deeds has been exed btwe sd Sarah, Adnrew, jas, John and Wm Todd and Andr Crawford of ____, realtive to the sd lands.. dutiful love and afafection which athey bore to the sd Sarah Todd decd?..sale of lands of Ballynasheagh to athe Rev Joseph LIttle of Lileyloagh Co Down....lands and mill of Crone..

 

 

 

7,.  Todd           Alice & ors        Todd    580       177       393839 

 

23 ? 1805 Alice Todd of town & Co of Sligo, widow, Chas Hawkes Todd, Andrew Todd  of one part and Alice Hawkes Todd sister of Chas and Andrew.ground, garden and offices ..side of Wine St? in Town of Sligo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.  Todd            Andrew & ors    Whiteside          1807 586

443       397972 

 

15 Jan (1807?) Andrew Todd of Carricknaveagh Co Down, gent. Son and heir at law of Andr Todd the Elder late of Carricknaveagh, gent decd of one part, john Todd of Carricknaveagh get, John Mc Barney of Saintfield, Wm p County gent and Wm. Walker of Saintfield, surgeon and apoathecary, xrs of lst will of sd Andr Todd decd of 2cd part and Moses Whiteside of Maddon Bridge, Loughans and farmer of 3rd part.. .. for 1223 pounds..grant unto sd Whiteside..lands called Madden hill..2.5 acres..bounded on west by Back draing which divides Down and Armagh..joining the navigation on th south by the road leading from  saandragee to Giffor on the last land in athe possession of John Nicholson, john Cunngham and by the grove Lane of jas Harveys .... and on the north by the farm of John Berde of... (on and on) and sd premises were lately possed ..by sd Andr Todd decd parish of Tullylish Co Down

 

 

 

9. Todd Daniel   Todd    197       240       130247 

 

4 Fb 1757..Daniel Todd of Danebrewer, Londonderry gents ..stood  indebted to his father isaac Todd of Colerain, Merchant..400 pounds..conditioned for the paymnt of 200 poounds did as a further security give and make over to the said Isaac Todd all his right to the lands of Ballyverdagh, Culfaghtrim, Cary, Antrim..with power to Isaac to recievee athe rents of same until the sum of 200 pounds with interst should be paid.witnessed by Andrewe Todd and John Holliway of Coleraine, gent.

 

 

 

10.  Todd          Isaac    Todd    197       239       130246 

 

23 March 1757..Isaac Todd of Coleraine, merchant in consideration that his brother Andrew Todd of Coleraine, gent at the request of Isaac has bcome security to his several creditors..520 pounds 10 shilings and 4 pence did for the indemnification of sd Andrew Todd and to enable him to pay off and fully discharg the said several debts give..to sd Andrew Todd ..rights to several leases, lands tenements and houses: a lease from Richard jackson Esqr of tahe fourth part of tahe lands of Ballykorn for 61 years or three lives at the yearly rent of 11p11s6p3farthings, one other lease from William jackson Esq of th house in which the said isaac Todd then lived at the yearly rent  of 2 p2s, lease from William jackson of the Salt plans, the walled in Garden to the north of the said Isaac's Dwelling house, also of 3 acrs of Meadow lying below the five walks on the Bann side and also of a field then possessed by Cornelius and Richard O dougherty all at the yearly rent of 9 pounds also a tenement at the hill head then in possession of John Harrop at the yearly rent of 15 shillings all which said lands ..are situate..in parish of Killowen, Londonderry.. to be applied in the discharg of athe several debts of athe said isaac Todd..in such manner as the said Andrew Todd should judge most proper with power to seel..mortgage or otherwise dispose of same

 

 

 

11.  Todd          Isaac    McKawan          219       388       144154 

 

2 Dec 1743.. Issac Todd, late of Coleraine..Merchant and Joseph McKowan of Ballyverrdoagh, Antrim farmer. Did demise and to farm let unto Joseph McKowan all that the North half quarter land of Castle Culeragh, otherwise Ballyverrdoagh exclusive of the lands of Elgo in athe parish of Culfaghtren, Cary, Antrim for the term of 41 years.. yearly Rent of fourteen pounds 2 shillings witnessed by Andrew Todd of Shanes Castle, Antrim and Thos Johnson late of Coleraine, Gent and this memorial is witnessed by the sd Andrew Todd and by Wm O Toy of Ballymoney. that Andrew Todd ..saw ..Isaac Todd duly execute the..lease. Andrw Todd sworn.. at Ballymoney 6 July 1762

 

 

 

 

 

12, Todd           Daniel   Todd    197       240       130247 

 

4 Feb 1757..Daniel Todd of Danebrewer, Londonderry gents ..stood  indebted to his father isaac Todd of Coleraine, Merchant..400 pounds..conditioned for the payment of 200 pounds did as a further security give and make over to the said Isaac Todd all his right to the lands of Ballyverdagh, Culfaghtrim, Cary, Antrim..with power to Isaac to recieve the rents of same until the sum of 200 pounds with interst should be paid.witnessed by Andrew Todd and John Holliway of Coleraine, gent.

 

 

 

13.  Todd          Isaac    Todd    197       239       130246 

 

23 March 1757..Isaac Todd of Coleraine, merchant in consideration that his brother Andrew Todd of Coleraine, gent at the request of Isaac has bcome security to his several creditors..520 pounds 10 shilings and 4 pence did for the indemnification of sd Andrew Todd and to enable him to pay off and fully discharg the said several debts give..to sd Andrew Todd ..rights to several leases, lands tenements and houses: a lease from Richard jackson Esqr of tahe fourth part of tahe lands of Ballykorn for 61 years or three lives at the yearly rent of 11p11s6p3farthings, one other lease from William jackson Esq of th house in which the said isaac Todd then lived at the yearly rent  of 2 p2s, lease from William jackson of the Salt plans, the walled in Garden to the north of the said Isaac's Dwelling house, also of 3 acrs of Meadow lying below the five walks on the Bann side and also of a field then possessed by Cornelius and Richard O dougherty all at the yearly rent of 9 pounds also a tenement at the hill head then in possession of John Harrop at the yearly rent of 15 shillings all which said lands ..are situate..in parish of Killowen, Londonderry.. to be applied in the discharg of athe several debts of athe said isaac Todd..in such manner as the said Andrew Todd should judge most proper with power to seel..mortgage or otherwise dispose of same

 

 

 

14.  Todd          Daniel   Todd    254       580       170580 

 

Aprl 1768 between Danl Todd of Coleraine, gent of one part and Andrew Todd of Shanes Castle, Antrim Esq ..did sell..all the north Quarter land of Ballyverradagh.. Parish of Culfaghtrim, Barony of Cary, Co of Antrim..yearly fee farm rent of 4 pounds payble half yearly to the heirs of Hugh Boyd late of Ballycastle Esq dec of his heirs..Witn: William Holms merchant & Geo Lyons Yeoman both of Coleraine..

 

 

 

What we see here is that in 1757 Andrew is still in Coleraine and then by

1762 is at Shanes Castle.

 

 

 

Also Daniel is in 1757 in Danebrewer of Londonderry and in 1768 is in Coleraine.  So if my theory is right, he moved to Randalstown between 1768 and 1780.

 

 

 

I think we need all the Andrew Todd deeds of lease sales to flush out the sale of lands in the Priestland area to see if we can figure out which of Moses' sons passed down land to your Andrew or whether your Andrew acquired it in another way from another lease sellor and to see when Andrew d 1787

stopped mentioning Daniel Todd on those leases.   If it happened close to

1783, then I think it good evidence that the legatees of his will were to the offspring of that same Daniel, not proof but good evidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard

 

 

 

Todd Families In America

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mcmurtriecfr/todd.htm

 

24010 Summit Road

 

Los Gatos, CA 95033

 

RMcMurtry@baymoon.com

 

408-402-3641

 

 

from margaret carey

 

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1755:

"Call to the People of Dunluce to Mr. John Cameron preacher of the gospel.

Dunluce 24 April 1755.... Daniel Todd, Moses Todd... the above names subscribed personally or by their order......"

[Source: A History of Dunluce Presbyterian Church (Appendix A) by Julia A.

Mullin]

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Vestry Book records of the Dunluce Parish Church, Church of Ireland:

The Vestry Book records of the Dunluce Parish Church, Church of Ireland, start in 1778 and mention William Todd of Bushfoot and Daniel Todd and

Robert Todd of Priestland as subscribers.   In 1782, John Todd of Park is

mentioned, and by 1787/8, Moses, Andrew and Dan sign the records.   From

1802, Andrew Todd is a regular signatory of the records.   In 1809, Robert

Todd was the church warden, as was Andrew Todd in 1818.

[Source:  Research in the Vestry Book records by Nicholas Todd of Belfast whose family descends from Hugh Todd.]

 

1778:

Extract from the Vestry Book for Dunluce Parish Church of Ireland - a note that a Dan Todd was awarded 5 shillings and 5d for the upkeep of the wall at

Dunluce Church of Ireland in 1778.    A Moses Todd  was mentioned in 1779 in

the same Vestry Book.

[Source:  E-mail dated 1st July 2002 - Research by Derek Shaw, Scotland]

 

 

from Magaret carey

 

Finally had some time today to try wading through the backlog of e-mails...

Regarding Priestland,I have a copy of the actual ad which was placed in the

Belfast Newsletter relating to the sale of land at Priestland in 1789.    It

is a very faint copy but I will try to scan it for you if you wish.   It

states:

 

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"A Farm to be sold.

That part of the Townland of Priestland in the parish of Dunluce, possessed by Daniel Todd, to be sold:  It contains about fourty-four acres, arable and pasture, besides a large lot of Bog, held by lease renewable for ever, under the heirs of the late Andrew Todd, Esq: and is subject to the yearly rent of

1L. 10s. 8d. on each renewal.   If the said Farm is not disposed of by

private sale before the 10th of December next, it will on that day be sold

by Auction, in the town of Colerain.   Proposals to be made to Daniel Todd

on the premisses, or John and Charles Galt of Colerain.

 

Priestland, 10th Nov. 1789.                          Daniel Todd"

 

1660-1669:   The Hearth Money Rolls and Poll Tax Returns for County Antrim

 

Parish of Dunluce:   There are no Todds listed at Priestland or Park.   The following are the only Todds listed.

 

1666 - Hugh Tod (No location is shown but notation made that he does not appear in 1669.   However, there is a Hugh Todd at Ballyhemlin (Ballyhimkin) in Billy Parish in 1669.)

1669 - Ballyclough North Centre (Ballyneylogh), Dunluce Parish  - Robert Toad

1669 - Ballyclough South (Ballyclough), Dunluce Parish - John Tood

 

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1702:

"The Route Minutes are extant for the period from 1701 to 1706.... Dunluce was unable to collect the stipend due to their minister.... Commissioners appearing at the Presbytery from Dunluce included.... John Todd... At the meeting on 17 August 1702... "

Source: A History of Dunluce Presbyterian Church (Page 14) by Julia A. Mullin

 

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Of course, we may never know what, if any, connection they had to Moses et al.

 

 

(5)   You believe that -  "John Todd (1766-1851) was the father of Daniel Todd b. 1790 who married Grace LNU".

John Todd of Park did have a son Daniel who was born about 1824.   Daniel married twice - first to Margaret Ann Taylor in 1847 and then, as a widower, to Martha Jane McNab in 1859.   He died in Philadelphia in February 1872 and Martha remarried in December the same year to a Samuel Maxwell.   As far as I know, Daniel had no children to Margaret Ann but he did have 4 children with Martha.   Two of those, Margaret and William, died of diptheria in 1865.   I don't know what happened to the others - Robert McNabb Todd (b.1868) and Jonathan Sampson Todd (b.1869).

 

(6)   Regarding "Daniel Todd b. 1790 who married Grace LNU":  I don't have a date of birth for Daniel - can you tell me where you found that?   I do know that they had children and have traced one, perhaps two, to America.   I haven't had time to continue that trail and/ or document it all yet.    I think that Daniel was probably a brother of "my" John as he did live at the Park for a while.

 

(7)   You believe that  John Todd of Park might also have been the father of "James Todd m. 1829  Barbara Sinclair in Ballymagarry":   Again, John Todd of Park did have a son James (c.1822-1887) who married Sarah Ann Deane of Ballyhome (which is right next to Ballymagarry) in 1854.   They went on to have 10 children of whom I am aware.   Several of the children died in infancy.   The family remained in the area until the branch died out.  No known descendants.

 

(8)   I am not sure who the Jane Todd who married Daniel Jamison might have been.   It does look as if her mother was  Ann Todd (1798-1868).   As one of the baptism records for her children referred to Jane Todd of "Parket", I wondered if this was an abbreviation for Park East, which is the townland where my Todds lived and if Jane was another daughter of John Todd of Park thus, for the first time finding a reference to who might have been his second wife.   However, I already found a daughter called Jane born c.1832 who died unmarried in 1899 in Portrush.

 

*** 

Richard:

 

Had a look at these today.   Interesting item dated 11th March 1766 with Andrew Todd of Shanecastle being involved in the auction of property of William Kinkead.    Andrew's wife was Elizabeth Kincaid. 

 

It certainly would be interesting to see some of these items in their entirety.

 

Margaret

 

 

---- Richard McMurtry <rmcmurtry@baymoon.com> wrote:

 

=============

 

 

HI folks,

 

I have made a listing of many of the entries in the Belfast Newsletter that

Linde referred me to.   I do not yet know how to get the actual references,

but

 

Prob the most important is the death of Daniel Todd in 1783 and possibly Mr Todd the apothecary in Sligo.

 

Richard

 

263621 16 - 19 Apr. 1793 3

sold public cant Market-house +Coleraine 20 May =Simpson,John/Rev.

+Drumdrawexecutors. =Read,George lands liberties +Coleraine Co.

++Londonderry Carnaboylease =Todd,Andrew +Bellemont Nov. 1787 1765 +Gateside 29 Sept.

1786=Peacock,Samuel =Kirk,Samuel tenants particulars apply execution deeds.

 

Belfast News index

 

228211 13 - 17 Nov.  1789 3

farm sold townland +Priestland parish +Dunluce =Todd,Daniel bog pasture=Todd,Andrew late heirs 10 Dec auction +Colerain =Galt,John =Galt,Charles 10.

 

219885 29 July - 2 Aug. 1791 3

set 1 Nov. house +Clogher demesne acres farm +Ballytaylor +Bushfoot =Todd,Sam.=Todd,Wm. meadow. salmon-fishery +Portbradan +Giants!Causeway =Dunkin,Rev.+Coleraine 30.

 

211746 13 - 17 July 1787 3

died +Shanescastle =Todd,Andrew magistrate.

 

206568 21 - 24 Feb. 1786 3

died +Colerain illness =Todd,Catharine/Miss.

 

206213 5 - 8 Aug. 1788 3

sold set house land town +Shanescastle hall parlour close kitchen dairyscullery sleeping-rooms garrets stabling horses cow-house turf-house proposals=Todd,John +Beechmount +Belfast =O''Neill,Thos. 7.

 

205987 24 - 27 June 1788 3

=Todd,John surgeon apothecary man-midwife medicines dispensing apprenticewanted =Bankhead,Messrs. +Belfast +Loughbrickland 25.

 

203369 22 - 26 Feb. 1788 3

sold auction +Shanescastle household furniture late =Todd,Andrew mahoganytables chairs sofas marble beds bedsteads. hangings maps prints clock jackkitchen fire arms turning lathe chest carpenters tools. lumber farmingutensils horses cows post-chaise harness articles 25.

 

197113  11 - 15 Mar. 1785  3

1st Royal Regiment Volunteers meeting officers +Shanecastle 10 =McManus,Maj.resolved review 12 vacancies 2 May =McLean,Robert dine 12 =Todd,Andrewsecretary.

 

170398 14 - 17 Jan. 1783 2

+Belfast died 9 +Randalstown =Todd,Daniel/Mr.

 

114773 18 Apr. 1769 1

Market-House built +Randalstown =Todd,Andrew =Henderson,William =Joy,Francis=Birch,William appointed directors. notice contract master-builder masonsstone work carpenters slators roofing slating plaisterers materials.application office +Shanescastle plan building 12 quarry timber slates water.Out-Steward inspect matters house labourers accounts

 

98376 15 - 19 Dec. 1775  3

let 25 Mar. tenement +Knox''s!St. +Wine!St. +Sligo name +DeButt''s!Plot dwellinghouse yard malt-house offices vaults garden orchard parks quay.

+Finisklinstreet opened +Church!Lane. proposals writing =Todd,Mr.

apothecary=Drury,Edward +Colloony Nov. 25.

 

51049 11 Mar. 1766  3

sold publick auction late dwelling house =Kinkead,William. deceased

+Colerainhoushold furniture tables chairs beds linen plate kitchen. hay

+turf

firr cowshorses hunter stock trade wines brandy rum Geneva interest lease.

fields farmchurch lands bogside tenements corporation. sale money indebted pay=Todd,Andrew. +Shanescastle administrator discharge debts 8.

 

 

40691 15 Mar. 1765 3

linen merchants town +Randalstown yarn business. attend market 3 Apr.gentlemen trade attend 25 Feb. =O''Neill,Mr. +Shanescastle drapers dine.=Todd,Andrew chair. =Gilmore,John/Jr. =Carmichael,Hugh =Carmichael,Samuel=Carmichael,John. =Hill,John =Hill,Charles =Hill,Joseph =Hill,James.=Courtney,William =Gillilan,John/Jr. =Miller,William.

=O''Quin,Felix=Cathcart,William =N''Naghten,Samuel =Wason,David =Hood,James =Dool,John.=M''Crory,William =Owens,John =M''Kenny,John =Hamilton,Samuel =Hamilton,James.=Crawford,Robert =Campbell,Robert =Adair,Blayney =Young,James =Blackley,John.=Swan,William =Shaw,James/Blair =Young,George =Young,Thomas =Young,Robert.=Agnew,James =Agnew,Pigott =Hunter,John =M''Ferran,George =Craig,John=Blair,William. =M''Concy,William =Watt,James =Adair,Wm/Robert =Waugh,Samuel.=Greer,James =Johnson,Robert =Moore,William =Holston,James =Allen,James.=Allen,Patrick =Allen,John =Allen,John/Jr.

=Bristown,Samuel =Patterson,John.=Kirk,William =Thompson,John =Thompson,Cloth. =Dickey,John =Dickey,James.=Dickey,Thomas =Dickey,Adam =Dickey,Adam/Jr. =Dickey,John/Jr. =Cuningham,Wm.=Luke,John =Gillilan,John =Barklie,Thomas =Marshall,Robert =Birnie,Samuel.=Meek,William =Blair,John =Sitlington,John.  (note that Thomas and Adam Dickey are on this list: RKM)

 

21656 30 June 1758 3

meeting Farmers Society Co. +Antrim appointed +Ballymagarry 1 July 9 Aug.=Todd,Andrew secretary.

 

6386 7 May 1756 3

+Dublin Castle 3 Lord Lieutenant appoint =Shannon,Earl/of Governor Co.

+Corke.promotions regiment foot militia Co. +Londonderry

command=Rowley,Hercules/Langford/Hon. =Kinkead,Sam. ensign colonel =Smith,John=Cary,Ed/Lt/Col. =Heyland,Domi. major =Holladay,John lieutenant.=Elam,Robert =Hempill,James Mayor +Colerain =Hewland,Rowley captain.=Church,John =Howard,William =Adams,Dunlap =Howard,Griffen/Capt.=Todd,Andrew =Forister,Robert =Mullan,Joseph =Todd,Daniel =Galt,Will/Capt.=Kerr,John =Dunlap,John =Church,Rob/Capt.

=M''Kahan,Alex =Ferguson,And.=Moffet,William =Ramage,Smith =Cray,Geo/Capt.

 

781 17 May 1754 2

sold =Todd,Isaac +Colerain oak wood lands +Ballyverdach key

+Ballycastle=Campbell,John 14.

 

443 27 Aug. 1756 3

meeting Farmers Society +Lower!Baronies Co. +Antrim +Ballymagarry 11.=M''Naghten,Edmund chair. =Antrim,Earl/of guinea men enlist Regimentsrecruiting. Society discourage desertion bounty paid =Todd,Andrewsecretary certificates magistrates attest. praemiums farming.

 

 **

From research of  Thelma Matthews on her Ireland trip

 

15 August, 1720  St. Columb's  Co. Derry

Robert Tod   (m)   Agnus Martin      C of I    Fathers names not recorded

 

Baptism Records:-

 

John Todd   (b)   17 Oct. 1774      Ballymacarry       Fahan Upper

Co. Donegal        C of I     Father:   Henry Todd    Mother:  Elizabeth

 

Gravestone Inscriptions:-

Daniel Todd    Died 15 Sept. 1724      age 7     Parish: Coleraine, Co.

Derry

Graveyard:  St. Patrick's   Coleraine C of I        Son of Samuel

 

John Todd   died 9 Feb. 1726     age 13     Parich coleraine, Co. Derry

Graveyard:  St. Patrick's Coleraine            Son of Samuel

 

Samuel Todd   died 2 Feb. 1730    age 84   Parish of Coleraine,  Co. Derry

Graveyard:  St. Patrick's Coleraine

 

James Todd    died 7 Mar. 1731    age 28   Parish of Coleraine, Co. Derry

Graveyard:  St. Patrick's, Coleraine        Son of Samuel

 

Shusanna Todd   died 13 Mar. 1737    age 3 mths     Coleraine, Co. derry

Graveyard:  St. Patrick's       born 27 Nov. 1736  daughter of Isaac and

Jane

 

Hoplas Todd       died 15 Feb. 1774      age 9    Parish Coleraine Co. Derry

Graveyard: St. Particks      male   Son of Samuel

 

 

 

 

Samuel Todd b 1646 d 1730

            James Todd    born 1703 died 7 Mar. 1731    age 28

            John Todd 1713 d 1726

            Daniel Todd b 1717 d 1724

            Samuel Todd

                        Hoplas Todd born 1765

d 1774

Isaac Todd Sr md Jane LNU

            Shusanna Todd   born 27 Nov 1736 died 13 Mar. 1737    age 3 mths    

 

 

 

Another thing we are trying to get an opinion on concerns a phase in the 1780 will of Andrew Todd 1787:

 

, and to be handed over to said Jn. Todd when he attains the age of twenty one years to him and his heirs, and in default of such heirs to Andrew Todd eldest son of Danl. Todd now of Randalstown, gent., and in default to Wm.

St.Jno. Patterson, eldest son of Walter Patterson, Governor of the Island of St.John's in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and failing his heirs to the daughters of said Andrew Todd, and failing his daughters to the daughters of said Wm.

St.John Patterson

 

My question is whether the phrase "failing his heirs to the daughters of said Andrew Todd" could be legal boiler plate intended to preclude inheritance by any eventual male heirs of Andrew Todd, rather than

referreing to any specific daughters of Andrew Todd.   The reason that this

is important because there is an Andrew Todd who died in New Orleans in 1796 who was the son of Daniel Todd and Letitia Thornton and his will claimed he had never married and had no children.  So based on this assertion, one of our researchers believes that Isaac d 1796 could not be Andrew son of Daniel of the will because the latter Andrew had daughters.

 

Have you ever seen such phrase in the Irish records you have seen or do you know of anyone we could refer this question to?

**

PS:   I was unaware of any Todds of Carnaboy, though I have this reference:

 

Nearby is another headstone which says "Here lieth the body of William Todd late of Carneybann who departed this life 8th of December 1815. Aged 68

years."    B 1747

**

 

Richard I was able to get to the newspaper library(part of the Belfast Central Library) on Saturday but just for a short time. The 98376 one – see below –refers to property being proposed to be let. Some of it is described as ‘knownby the name of De Butt’s Plot’.  This would fit with Andrew’sfirst wife being a De Butt. Proposals are to be made to Andrew and Mr EdwardDrury of Collooney. The issues of the Newsletter for some ofthe year 1783 were missing.  Unfortunately, 14-17 January was among them. See 170398 below. The last one I looked at was 206213 (in

issue5-8 August 1788)  This listed a substantial Dwelling House (which wasdescribed as newly built), outhouses and 6 acres of land in the town of Shanescastlebeing proposed for ‘To be sold or set [sic]’. ‘Proposals(post paid) will be received by John Todd, Beechmount, Belfast, or Thomas O’Neil, Shanescastle,who will show the premises’. Can we assume that this John Todd was theJohn who inherited (and who attached his seal to Andrew’s will)?  Orwas he an executor? It is of interest that he was living inBeechmount Belfast.  I didn’t have time to look at 205987 whichconnects the John Todd of Loughbrickland with Belfast somehow. Also, Beechmount would probably have beenjust a house and/or land overlooking the town of Belfast at that time. Interestingly, Beechmountis in the area known as Ballymagarry, which is also the name of a townland inDunluce neighbouring Park, Leeke, etc. Coincidence, or just a result ofits original Irish meaning? Nick PS unfortunately, schools are backin NI and demand of my work will be increasing.  I may not be able to keepon top of all the correspondence.

Sorry

From:Richard McMurtry [mailto:rmcmurtry@baymoon.com]

Sent: 25 August 2011 06:23

To: 'DIB'; margaretcarey@cox.net;'n.r.todd'; cyrilgward@talktalk.net

Subject: Todds of Randalstown and Sligo

  HI folks,I have made a listing of many of the entries in theBelfast Newsletter that Linde referred me to.   I do not yet know howto get the actual references, but Prob the most important is the death of Daniel Toddin 1783 and possibly Mr Todd the apothecary in Sligo. Richard 

263621      16 - 19 Apr. 1793      3      sold public cant

Market-house +Coleraine 20 May =Simpson,John/Rev. +Drumdrawexecutors.

=Read,George  lands liberties +Coleraine Co. +Londonderry

+Carnaboylease =Todd,Andrew +Bellemont Nov. 1787 1765 +Gateside 29

Sept.  1786=Peacock,Samuel =Kirk,Samuel tenants particulars apply

execution deeds.          Belfast News index      228211      13 - 17

Nov. 1789      3      farm sold townland +Priestland parish +Dunluce

=Todd,Daniel bog pasture=Todd,Andrew late heirs 10 Dec auction

+Colerain  =Galt,John =Galt,Charles 10.        219885      29 July - 2

Aug. 1791      3      set 1 Nov. house +Clogher demesne acres farm

+Ballytaylor +Bushfoot =Todd,Sam.=Todd,Wm. meadow. salmon-fishery

+Portbradan  +Giants!Causeway =Dunkin,Rev.+Coleraine 30.        211746

     13 - 17 July 1787      3      died +Shanescastle =Todd,Andrew

magistrate.        206568      21 - 24 Feb. 1786      3      died

+Colerain illness =Todd,Catharine/Miss.        206213      5 - 8 Aug.

1788      3      sold set house land town +Shanescastle hall parlour

close kitchen dairyscullery sleeping-rooms garrets stabling horses cow-house  turf-house proposals=Todd,John +Beechmount +Belfast

=O''Neill,Thos. 7.        205987      24 - 27 June 1788      3

=Todd,John surgeon apothecary man-midwife medicines  dispensing apprenticewanted =Bankhead,Messrs. +Belfast +Loughbrickland 25.

203369      22 - 26 Feb. 1788      3      sold auction +Shanescastle

household furniture late  =Todd,Andrew mahoganytables chairs sofas marble beds bedsteads. hangings maps  prints clock jackkitchen fire arms turning lathe chest carpenters tools.  lumber farmingutensils

horses cows post-chaise harness articles 25.        197113      11 - 15

Mar. 1785      3      1st Royal Regiment Volunteers meeting officers

+Shanecastle 10 =McManus,Maj.resolved review 12 vacancies 2 May

=McLean,Robert dine 12 =Todd,Andrewsecretary.        170398      14 -

17 Jan. 1783      2      +Belfast  died 9 +Randalstown =Todd,Daniel/Mr.

        114773      18 Apr. 1769      1      Market-House built

+Randalstown =Todd,Andrew  =Henderson,William

=Joy,Francis=Birch,William appointed directors. notice contract master-builder masonsstone work carpenters slators roofing slating plaisterers materials.application office +Shanescastle plan building 12

   quarry timber slates water.Out-Steward inspect matters house labourers

  accounts        98376      15 - 19 Dec. 1775      3      let 25 Mar.

tenement +Knox''s!St. +Wine!St. +Sligo name +DeButt''s!Plot dwellinghouse yard  malt-house offices vaults garden orchard parks quay. +Finisklinstreet opened  +Church!Lane. proposals writing

=Todd,Mr. apothecary=Drury,Edward +Colloony  Nov. 25.        51049

11 Mar. 1766      3      sold publick auction late dwelling house

=Kinkead,William. deceased +Colerainhoushold furniture tables chairs beds  linen plate kitchen. hay turf firr cowshorses hunter stock trade wines brandy  rum Geneva interest  lease. fields farmchurch lands bogside tenements corporation. sale money  indebted pay=Todd,Andrew.

+Shanescastle administrator discharge debts 8.        40691      15

Mar. 1765      3      linen merchants town +Randalstown yarn business.

attend market 3 Apr.gentlemen trade attend 25 Feb. =O''Neill,Mr.

+Shanescastle drapers dine.=Todd,Andrew chair. =Gilmore,John/Jr.

=Carmichael,Hugh =Carmichael,Samuel=Carmichael,John. =Hill,John =Hill,Charles  =Hill,Joseph =Hill,James.=Courtney,William =Gillilan,John/Jr. =Miller,William.  =O''Quin,Felix=Cathcart,William =N''Naghten,Samuel =Wason,David =Hood,James =Dool,John.=M''Crory,William =Owens,John =M''Kenny,John =Hamilton,Samuel  =Hamilton,James.=Crawford,Robert =Campbell,Robert =Adair,Blayney =Young,James  =Blackley,John.=Swan,William =Shaw,James/Blair =Young,George =Young,Thomas =Young,Robert.=Agnew,James =Agnew,Pigott =Hunter,John =M''Ferran,George

  =Craig,John=Blair,William. =M''Concy,William =Watt,James =Adair,Wm/Robert  =Waugh,Samuel.=Greer,James =Johnson,Robert =Moore,William =Holston,James  =Allen,James.=Allen,Patrick =Allen,John =Allen,John/Jr. =Bristown,Samuel  =Patterson,John.=Kirk,William =Thompson,John =Thompson,Cloth. =Dickey,John =Dickey,James.=Dickey,Thomas =Dickey,Adam =Dickey,Adam/Jr.

=Dickey,John/Jr.  =Cuningham,Wm.=Luke,John =Gillilan,John =Barklie,Thomas =Marshall,Robert  =Birnie,Samuel.=Meek,William =Blair,John =Sitlington,John.  (note that  Thomas and Adam Dickey are

on this list: RKM)        21656      30 June 1758      3      meeting

Farmers Society Co. +Antrim appointed +Ballymagarry  1 July 9

Aug.=Todd,Andrew secretary.        6386      7 May 1756      3

+Dublin Castle 3 Lord Lieutenant appoint  =Shannon,Earl/of Governor Co.

+Corke.promotions regiment foot militia Co. +Londonderry

command=Rowley,Hercules/Langford/Hon. =Kinkead,Sam. ensign colonel =Smith,John=Cary,Ed/Lt/Col.  =Heyland,Domi. major =Holladay,John lieutenant.=Elam,Robert =Hempill,James  Mayor +Colerain =Hewland,Rowley captain.=Church,John =Howard,William =Adams,Dunlap =Howard,Griffen/Capt.=Todd,Andrew =Forister,Robert =Mullan,Joseph =Todd,Daniel =Galt,Will/Capt.=Kerr,John =Dunlap,John =Church,Rob/Capt.

=M''Kahan,Alex =Ferguson,And.=Moffet,William =Ramage,Smith

=Cray,Geo/Capt.        781      17 May 1754      2      sold

=Todd,Isaac +Colerain oak wood lands  +Ballyverdach key

+Ballycastle=Campbell,John 14.        443      27 Aug. 1756      3

meeting Farmers Society +Lower!Baronies Co. +Antrim  +Ballymagarry 11.=M''Naghten,Edmund chair. =Antrim,Earl/of guinea men enlist Regimentsrecruiting.  Society discou      rage desertion bounty paid =Todd,Andrewsecretary certificates  magistrates attest. praemiums

farming.

 

**

The last one I looked at was 206213 (in issue 5-8 August 1788)  This listed a substantial Dwelling House (which was described as newly built), outhouses and 6 acres of land in the town of Shanescastle being proposed for ‘To be sold or set [sic]’.  ‘Proposals (post paid) will be received by John Todd, Beechmount, Belfast, or Thomas O’Neil, Shanescastle, who will show the premises’.

**

 

263621

 16 - 19 Apr. 1793

 3

 sold public cant Market-house +Coleraine 20 May =Simpson,John/Rev. +Drumdrawexecutors. =Read,George lands liberties +Coleraine Co. +Londonderry +Carnaboylease =Todd,Andrew +Bellemont Nov. 1787 1765 +Gateside 29 Sept. 1786=Peacock,Samuel =Kirk,Samuel tenants particulars apply execution deeds

 

*

228211  13 - 17 Nov. 1789

 3

 farm sold townland +Priestland parish +Dunluce =Todd,Daniel bog pasture=Todd,Andrew late heirs 10 Dec auction +Colerain =Galt,John =Galt,Charles 10.

 

219885

 29 July - 2 Aug. 1791

 3

 set 1 Nov. house +Clogher demesne acres farm +Ballytaylor +Bushfoot =Todd,Sam.=Todd,Wm. meadow. salmon-fishery +Portbradan +Giants!Causeway =Dunkin,Rev.+Coleraine 30

**

.51049

 11 Mar. 1766

 3

 sold publick auction late dwelling house =Kinkead,William. deceased +Colerainhoushold furniture tables chairs beds linen plate kitchen. hay turf firr cowshorses hunter stock trade wines brandy rum Geneva interest lease. fields farmchurch lands bogside tenements corporation. sale money indebted pay=Todd,Andrew. +Shanescastle administrator discharge debts 8.

 **

 

Dunluce Parish Baptism records are held from 1809 and the following, as yet UN-identified, Todds were collected.

 

Baptisms: 1809 - 1821   and   Baptisms: 1826-1856

 

28th March 1830:  Andrew Todd, illegitimate. son of Andrew Todd & Ellen Kelly, Priestland.

2nd June 1839:  Mary, illegitimate daughter of Andrew Todd of Priestland.   (No mother named.)

27th December 1840:  Samuel, son of Andrew Todd & Wife Eleanor Kelly, Priestland.

28th August(?) 1840:  Andrew Todd & Ellen Kelly of Priestland married in Dunluce Parish

Note:  An Ellen Todd was a witness to the marriage of Neal Todd and Elizabeth Curry in 1855.

 

6th June 1841:  Melinda, illegitimate daughter of John and Mary Todd, Priestland.

 

11th July 1847: John, son of James and Anne Todd, Priestland.

21st July 1851:  Jane, daughter of James Todd & Ann Ramsay, wife.   Priestland.

 

1st May 1853:  Jane, daughter of Daniel Jameson and Jane Todd, his wife.  Parket. (Could this be a link for this Jane Todd and her husband to the townland of Park East?) 24th June 1855:  Elisabeth daughter of Daniel Jamieson of Bushgate and Jane Todd his wife of Ballycastle.

[Note:   Other children were apparently born to this couple at Ballyness and are listed below.]

==========

After 1857, the records show both baptism and birth dates for the children followed by the parents names, abode and occasionally, occupation -

 

15 March 1863 (bap.)/ 24 Sept. 1862 (born)   Mary Jane (illeg.)       

Hugh Todd (reputed father) & Charlotte McCahon  Park

 

Daniel Jamieson & Jane Todd, wife, of Ballyness, Billy Parish.   Daniel is shown as waterkeeper on the Bush River.   Several children for them are recorded as follows -

Baptized -                          Born -                   Name -

16 Aug. 1857  10 July 1857    Catherine        

30 Oct. 1859   24 Aug. 1859  James

10 Nov. 1861  7 months old   Rachel

7 Jan. 1864      15 Oct. 1863   Rosetta           

23 July 1865    13 June 1865   Johnny

                        28 July 1867    Daniel   (Info supplied by R.J.Kane of New Zealand)

 

Note:  Died 20th June 1868 - Ann Todd, age 70, farmer's widow of Ballyness.   The death was registered by D. Jamieson who was present at death.

 

==========

Marriages:  1826 -1844

9th April 1829 - James Todd and Barbara Sinclair of Ballymagarry 28th August 1840 - Andy Todd and Ellen Kelly of Priestland

 

==========

Burials: 1857 - 1897 

Rose Todd                  Age 78                        Priestland                    19 May 1870

Note:  The actual death registration was obtained and this shows that Rose Todd was the unmarried daughter of a farmer.

 

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---- Richard McMurtry <rmcmurtry@baymoon.com> wrote:

 

=============

 

Margaret,

 

Thanks so much for the Daniel Todd family.   It helps clear up the identity

of the two Archibald's in the antrim death records and identifies the Archibald in the tithes in Ballycraig.

 

1900    1809                Archibald                    Ballycastle

1900    1821                Archibald                    Coleraine

 

The first one is probably son of Neal of Drumnagee and the second one is probably son of Daniel of Park.

 

The Daniel below is close to the age of Daniel b 1835 son of Daniel of Park.

Naturalization record would reveal birthplace - probably.

 

NYNY 1880 (also appears in 1900 as Natrualized in 1853) Daniel Todd 48 b 1832 Ireland Margaret Todd 43 John Todd 16 Sarah Todd 16 Tillie Todd 13 Daniel Todd 11 James Todd 8 Margaret Todd 4

 

Richard

 

 

**

 

1772:

 

Extract from a Patterson will dated 24th May 1772 drawn up by Robert Paterson of Priestland in the Parish and Barony of Dunluce and County of Antrim - "..... bequeath to Moses Todd half a guinea and to my daughter Katherine his wife one guinea and a half ..... paying to Katherine's two sons Daniel and Robert the sum of twenty pounds when they come to the years of discretion.... I allow also Robert Todd to get his grandmother's chest.... "

 

[Source: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819

 

Original will carried to Ireland.   Signed: May 24, 1772    Ref: U.230.]

 

 

 

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1767: Abstract from a Todd will.   The original will was made in October 1767 and

executed when Moses died in 1817.  

 

Photocopied from a book held by the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah:

 

Registry of Deeds Dublin

Abstracts of Wills Vol.III   1785-1832

Editied by Eilish Ellis and P.Beryl Eustace Dublin Stationery Office for the Irish manuscripts Commission1984

Number 490:   TODD,  MOSES,  Priestland, parish of Dunluce, Co. Antrim.  1

October 1767. Full 1/2 p. 1 May 1817

 

To my three sons, Robert, Moses and John Todd my farm in West Priestland in equal shares.   Should all or any of them mortgage or lease their parts to pay L20 (=twenty pounds) to my son Daniel Todd.

 

To my wife Mary Ann Todd one cow and grazing and fodder, Six 'Scoras' of meal from every one of them yearly with turf cut and carried home.   My daughters Rachael Scoly and Mary Cox. Exor. my son Daniel Todd.

 

Witnesses: Robert Patterson and Robert Galbraith, both of Priestland, and John McFetrish, Park, all in Co.Antrim.

 

Memorial witnessed by:  Danl. McFetrish, Slamage, Co. L'derry, farmer, who declared he was well acquainted with John McFetrish, one of the witnesses, who was his father, now dead, and he believes the other witnesses are also dead, Saml. Keown.

714, 380, 488715

Danl. Todd (seal)  son of Moses Todd.   Sworn at Derry 19 April 1817.

** 

 

The Todd farm which Thelma visited several years ago was the property of James Todd (c.1822-1887), a brother of my g-g-grandfather Andrew (1811-1893).   James and his wife, Sarah Ann Deane from Ballyhome, had 10 children of whom I am aware and records indicate that they raised their family initially on a farm at the Leake townland which is adjacent to the Park townland where my Andrew and other siblings lived.   Their son, John, inherited the Leake/Lake farm and Ballyhunsley was left to unmarried children.   When they died off, the farm was inherited by an Archie McMullan who had worked to the Todds for many years.   Local legend has it that he did not get paid but just worked for his bed and board.

 

James Todd and his wife, Sarah Ann Deane are buried in Old Dunluce Parish Churchyard which is near the ruins of Dunluce Castle.   They and several of their children are listed on the headstone as follows:

 

James Todd of Ballyhunsley died 31st August 1887 aged 65 years.

Wife, Sarah Ann died 15th June 1906 aged 75 years.

Daughter, Sarah, aged 2 and infant son.

Son, Samuel Todd, 11th December 1930, aged 68 years.

Daughter, Eliza, 28th May 1942, aged 74 years.

Daughter, Lena, 9th May 1944, aged 69 years.

 

In Dunluce Presbyterian Churchyard in Bushmills, there is a headstone with the following:

"John Todd & wife, Jane MacDonald of Leake, also their children."

No other details are given.

 

Since Thelma and I last communicated, I have traced several more siblings of my Andrew, son of John - a family of 13 children in fact.   Of these 5, possibly 6, died in Philadelphia and I have often wondered if this was the town beginning with "P" which has been passed down in her family.   Another died in Iowa.**

PATTERSON, ROBERT. Of Priestland Barony of Dunlace, County Antrim, Ireland. [Original Will carried to Ireland].

Signed: May 24, 1772. U.230.

Wife: Agnas.

Children: Katherine [Wife of Moses Todd], Robert, Peter [of Ballylough].

Son-in-Law: Moses Todd.

Grandchildren: Daniel and Robert Todd [Sons of Daughter Katherine].

Friends: John Edgar [in America], Rev. John Cameron [Parish of Dunlace].

Exec: Sons Peter and Robert Patterson.

Wit: John Cameron, David Thomson, John Patterson.

**

 

 

 

 

1780:

 

Todd will dated 29th April 1780 and proved 16th November 1787

 

Source: Burke's Wills & Irish Pedigrees Vol.38 p.42

 

 

 

Number 21:  TODD, ANDREW,  Shanecastle, Co.Antrim, Esq. Full 3 3/4 pp.  8 November 1787 Abstract of will by Andrew Todd -

 

 

 

"My sister Elizabeth Patterson otherwise Todd,wife of Wm. Patterson now of the city of Derry, gent.   My trustees Jno. O'Neill of Shanecastle, Esq., and St.John O'Neill of Portgleane, Esq.

 

 

 

A lad now aged between fourteen and fifteen years now at the Grammar School of Workington, Cumberland county in Great Britain, known as Jno. Todd.   My niece Elizabeth Patterson wife of Rev. Edward Patterson of Belfast.    My servants Ann Magill, Thos. O'Neill, Charles Magill and Elinor Mactraney.   My executors Wim. Dunkin of Clougher, Esq., and Edsw. Hogg of Lisburn, linen draper, who he recommends may be appointed guardians of said Jno. Todd.

 

 

 

Lands of Crossreagh, Slewmag, Carnanlevy, Islandmore and Ballycrage held under lease for lives renewable for ever under Rt. Honble. the Earl of Antrim of 1 June 1750;  The two quarters of Priestland, quarter of Kilteny and one quarter of park commonly called Fernclesney held under the same terms by lease of 2 July 1745 all in the barony of Dunluce, counties Londonderry and Antrim;  parts of the lands of Gortgole lower half of barony of Toome, Co. Antrim, held by lease of two lives determinable under St.John O'Neill, Esq., charged with payment of annuity of 50 pounds to said Elizabeth Patterson, and to be handed over to said Jn. Todd when he attains the age of twenty one years to him and his heirs, and in default of such heirs to Andrew Todd eldest son of Danl. Todd now of Randalstown, gent., and in default to Wm. St.Jno. Patterson, eldest son of Walter Patterson, Governor of the Island of St.John's in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and failing his heirs to the daughters of said Andrew Todd, and failing his daughters to the daughters of said Wm. St.John Patterson;  interest in the lands of Tobernaveen (Co.Antrim) to my servant Ann Magill.

 

Witnesses:  Richard Drue, Duncliffe, Co.Antrim, gent., Robert McLeain of Shanecastle, Co.Antrim, innkeeper, and Saml. McClean, Belfast, merchant.

Memorial witnessed by: Said Saml. McClean, and Saml. Heron of Lisburn, attorney-at-law

Jno. Todd (seal)   Sworn at Carrickfergus 'on my circuit' 27 August 1787   G. Hamilton

 

Source: Registry of Deeds Dublin Abstracts of Wills Vol.III 1785-1832  (392.313.25901)

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Here lieth the body of SAMUEL TODD late of BALLYTAYLOR who departed this life the 8 of September 1770 aged 70 years. Also his wife ELIZABETH TODD who departed this life the 11th of July 1788 aged 78 years.

 

Billy Parish Chruch inscriptions

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779

 Dunluce Lower

 Dunluce

 Ballyclogh North Centre

 Ballyneylogh

 Robert

 Toad

 Todd

 

 

 

 

1740

 

201

 Cary

 Billy

 Wid

 Tood

 Todd

 

202

 Cary

 Billy

 Will

 Tood

 Todd

 

422

 Cary

 Ramoan

 Math

 Tood

 Todd

 

585

 Dunluce Lower

 Ballywillan

 Widow

 Tood

 Todd

 

819

 Dunluce Lower

 Derrykeighan

 Wid

 Tod

 Todd

 

943

 Dunluce Lower

 Dunluce

 Moses

 Tood

 Todd

 

1537

 Dunluce Upper

 Ballymoney

 Gaebrl

 Tod

 Todd

 

1858

 Dunluce Upper

 Loughguile

 Jas

 Tood

 Todd

 

1859

 Dunluce Upper

 Loughguile

 Joh

 Tood

 Todd

 

 

 

 

1740 Religious Census of Parish of Ballymoney

 

431

 Gab

 Todd

 Todd

 

589

 John

 Todd

 Todd

 

 

 

 

1796 Flax Growers Census

 

43

 Ballintoy

 John

 Todd

 Todd

 

 

424

 Ballywillin

 William

 Todd

 Todd

 1

 

529

 Billy

 Adam

 Todd

 Todd

 

 

557

 Billy

 James

 Todd

 Todd

 1

 

743

 Dunluce

 Daniel

 Todd

 Todd

 3

 

1037

 Ramoan

 Adam

 Todd

 Todd

 1

 

 

1803 Agricultural Census

 

807

 Todd

 Todd

 James

 Cary

 Billy

 Ballyallaght [?]

 Ballallagh

 

808

 Todd

 Todd

 Widow

 Cary

 Billy

 Ballyallaght [?]

 Ballallagh

 

966

 Todd

 Todd

 James

 Cary

 Billy

 Carnside

 Camside

 

1061

 Todd

 Todd

 Thomas

 Cary

 Billy

 Lisnagunogue

 Lisnagunnogue

 

2127

 Todd

 Todd

 Widow

 Cary

 Ramoan

 Carneatly

 Carneatly

 

2163

 Todd

 Todd

 William

 Cary

 Ramoan

 Cloghanmurry

 Cloughanmurry

 

2730

 Todd

 Todd

 John

 Dunluce Lower

 Ballywillin

 Beardiville

 Beardiville

 

2742

 Todd

 Todd

 William

 Dunluce Lower

 Ballywillin

 Carneybaun

 Carneyban

 

3653

 Todd

 Todd

 Samuel

 Dunluce Lower

 Derrykeighan

 Lisconnan

 Lisconons

 

3654

 Todd

 Todd

 William

 Dunluce Lower

 Derrykeighan

 Lisconnan

 Lisconons

 

4168

 Todd

 Todd

 Daniel

 Dunluce Lower

 Dunluce

 Park West

 Park West

 

4184

 Todd

 Todd

 Andrew

 Dunluce Lower

 Dunluce

 Priestland West

 Priestland West

 

4185

 Todd

 Todd

 Daniel

 Dunluce Lower

 Dunluce

 Priestland West

 Priestland West

 

4321

 Todd

 Todd

 Gabriel

 Dunluce Upper

 Ballymoney

 Ballygan

 Ballygan

 

4644

 Todd

 Todd

 Hugh

 Dunluce Upper

 Ballymoney

 Ballymoney Town

 Ballymoney Town

 

5377

 Todd

 Todd

 Gabriel

 Dunluce Upper

 Ballymoney

 Glenlough

 Glennylough

 



 

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.

 

 

 

 

Todd

James & wife

Todd

154

488

104710

1735: James Todd & Martha his wife to Daniel Todd of Coleraine..1/4Crossreagh that Daniel formerly owned..1752 Andrew Todd states that James and Martha and Daniel are all dead.

x

 

 

 

Todd & aw

17

473

118955

1755: Andrew Todd of Coleraine to Moses & Daniel Todd of West Priestland..1/4 W. Priestland now in their possession..during nat lives of Issac Todd aged 14 and Daniel Todd aged 21, 1st/3rd sons of Isaac Todd of Coleraine, merchant. Wit John Dunkin of Bushfoot, Henry Dunkin of same

x

 

 

Todd

Patterson & ow

179

75

118920

1755: Andrew Todd to Robert, John and Robert Thompson - 1/4 East Priestland

x

 

 

Galland

 

Andrew Todd

175

298

11717

1755: Eliz. Galland lets to Andrew Todd 2/4 Priestland,1/4 Killeny, 1/4 Park

x

 

 

Todd

Daniel

Stirling

184

528

124154

1757: Daniel Todd of Ironmonger Lane London gent, to James Stirling, Walworth gent; 1/2 Crossreagh   William Henry Todd brother

 

 

 

Todd

Daniel

Sterling

184

528

124154

1757: Daniel Todd of Ironmonger Lane London gent, to James Stirling, Walworth gent; 1/2 Crossreagh   William Henry Todd brother

 

 

 

1817

 

 

714

300

488715

1767: Moses Todd of Priestland bequeath to my sons Robert, Moses and John Todd all my farm land in Priestland, son Daniel (executor) , wife Mary Ann, dau Rachel Scoly, Mary Cox.  Witnessed: Robert Patterson, Robert Galbraith both of Priestland and John McFetrish of Park..in presence of Daniel McFetrish, Same Known, Danl McFetrish of Slimage. Daniel Todd son testifies that Robert Galbraith and John McFetrish are both dead

 

 

 

Todd

John & ors

Oneill

575

186/786

385541

1805: refers to marriage of John Todd of Beechmont, Gentleman and Mary Dickey in 1789 and sale by John Todd of 2/4 Priestland, 1/4 Park, 1/4 Kiltinng/Slimag, all of Crossreagh, 1/4 Island More, 1/4 Carnaboy, 1/4 Ballycreag

 

 

 

1827

 

 

828

118

556853

1827: Wm Gihon of Ballymena, Alex Davison of Knockaboy, and James Young of Ballymena, Esquires, Trustees of the Will of Thomas Dickey, late of Leighinmore of the 1st part, Mary Crawford ..widow of John Todd formerly of Randalstown, mother of Andrew Todd , late capt in 38th Regt Foot of 2cd part, Robert McNaghten of Dublin 3rd part and Edm A McNaghten of Beardiville 4th part..sold to E.A. McNaghten..2/4 Priestland, 1.4 Kiltenny, 1/4 Park called Fernaelessary, all Slevemag, 1/4 Crossreagh, 1/4 Island More, 1/4 Carnaboy, 1/4 Ballycreag,  mentions life estate of Mar Crawford...

 

 

 

Todd

John

Crawford

74

236

50930

2 Dec 1735/1736/1732? between John Todd of Downnaier Co of Longford, farmer of one part and John Crawford of Dominaary farmer....the sixth part of the half of the lands of Denmnary Garrinch and part of the lands of Korocksheagh in Barony of Gouunded and Co of Longford..

 

Abstract #

Surname

Grantor

Grantee

Vol

page

Deed #

Abstract Summary

 

 

 

1819

 

 

728

345

497080

Marques of Donegal' trustees and some notable others sold to Mary Walker the leasehold for 2/4 of Priestland, 1/4 Kiltenny, 1/4 Park,