Deed Records of Samuel Crawford

Contributed by Rachel Smith

ABSTRACT AHMUTY to SAMUEL CRAWFORD, Book 371 Page 161 Deed 248233 Jan 14, 1783

SURNAMES: Ahmuty, Crawford, Thompson, Hanly

1st Part Samuel Ahmuty of Retreat 2nd Part Samuel Crawford of Newton-Forbes

Whereby sd Samuel Ahmuty grants to Samuel Crawford lands of Aughnahinson Parish and Barony of Mohill, County of Longford now in possession of sd Samuel Crawford excepting always and reserving to sd Samuel Ahmuty his heirs and assigns full and free liberty of hunting, fishing, fowling and foxing on said premises at their will.

To have and to hold said premises with rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the sd samuel Crawford his heirs assigns exctrs from the 29th of September last for and during the natural lives of Samuel Crawford, Samuel Crawford aged about four years and Thomas Crawford aged about two years both sons of Samuel Crawford, and the longest liver of them or during the space of thirty-one years whichever shall last longest.

Rent to be 24 five shillings to be paid by half yearly payments every fifth day of March and twenty-ninth day of September.

Other usual Conditions and covenants.

Witnesses: John Thompson of Newton-Forbes William ____(illegible) Samuel Ahmuty of Ballymulvey

Memorial witnesses: Thomas Jessop John Thompson

Registrar: Thomas Hanly ____________________________________

[A number of other Mohill parish townlands by the Shannon River leased from Ahmutys are mentioned in the following deed of 1814 by which Samuel seems to retire in favor of son Verschoyle and the trustees of the marriage Contract. Samuel's other sons were educated at Trinity for medicine, law and the church while Verschoyle inherited the middleman role. In 1812 Samuel was elected to the position of Sovereign (magistrate) of the district.]

VERSCHOYLE CRAWFORD to JANE HALFPENNY Marriage Settlement Book 770 Page 515 Deed 527250 Dated June 4, 1814

Surnames: Crawford, Halfpenny, Carleton, O'Brien, West, Ryan

ABSTRACT: Memorial of a marriage settlement dated the fourth day of June 1814

1st Part: Samuel Crawford of Newton-Forbes, Esq 2nd Part: Verschoyle Crawford, fourth son of Sd Samuel Crawford 3rd Part: Jane Halfpenny, only daughter of Francis Halfpenny of Frankford in the county of Leitrim 4th Part: Sd Francis Halfpenny, Esq 5th part: Edward Carleton of Tomon, Wiliam O'Brien of Drumnihan, both in county of leitrim, Esqrs, and the Rev. George Crawford of St. Anne's[rectory of Clongish Ph], Clerk [Trustees]

Whereby reciting a marriage was intendedbetween Verschoyle and Jane, sd Samuel Crawford in consd. of sd marriage and other consids' therin mentioned did grant release and confirm unto sd Edward Carleton, William O'Brien and George Crawford, their heirs and assigns All that and those the tenements and four town parks of newton-Forbes aforesaid and the Houses thereon Nos. 18, 21, 22, 23, 48 & 49. Also the Dwelling House, Brewhouse, Offices thereon erected, and appurtenances thereto belonging. And all that part of the lands of Lisagernal and Deerpark containing thirty-four acres, two roods and ten perches; and the Lands of Creagh in the Manor of Baraghmore, Parish of Killoe and county of Longford together with the Dwelling House and Brick House and all other Houses, Barns, Stables, Gardens, Orchards, tenements, profits, Easements, Commodities, advantages and emoluments and appurts.belonging to the sd Premises. To hold the sd Lands and Premises with appurts to the sd Edward Carleton, William O'Brien, and George Crawford and the survivors of them and their heirs of such survivor to and for the uses, intents and purposes particularly mentioned.

And sd Deed further witnessed that the sd Samuel Crawford did charge and encumber the lands of Aghamore, situate in the Barony and County of Longford containing fifty one acres, three rods and eight perches and eighty-four acres two roods of bog with the fisheries and weirs and also part of the lands of Aghnahanshin Grahantrin and Moher containing in the whole sixty Acres onr rood and thirty perches with payment of an annuity of one hundred pounds as a provision for the said Jane Halfpenny and for that purpose the said Samuel and Verschoyle did thereby grant and confirm unto Edwd Carleton, Wm O'Brien and George Crawford, their heirs and assigns, the last mentioned lands to Hold to them and survivor of them upon the Trust s therein mentioned, which said Deed and this memorial thereof are executed by the sd Edward Carleton in presence of and witnessed by Andrew Carleton of Mohill in the County of Leitrim, Gentleman Attorney and Claudius West of the city of Dublin, Apprentice to Henry Ryan of the same City, Gent. Atty.

Sworn before Oliver Moore, Esq Deputy Registrar, Registry office, Dublin


LORD GRANARD to SAMUEL CRAWFORD, Leases in Newton-forbes

Book 327 Page 554 Deed 220679 Date 16th June 1778

SURNAMES: Forbes, Crawford, Ball, Moffitt, Little, Thompson, Kelly

ABSTRACT of Memorial

1st Part: Right Honorable George, Earl of Granard 2nd Part: Samuel Crawford of Newton-Forbes, County of Longford, Farmer

Whereby Sd George, Earl of Granard hath demised and granted unto sd Samuel Crawford all that and those that part of Newton-Forbes called the Deer Park containing one Hundred and fifty-one acres two roods plantation measure, more or less, bounded on the North and Northwest by Lisagurnel on the West and Southwest by part of the Demesne and on the East by the great road leading from Newton-Forbes to Sligo. Likewise a Park containing about six acres being part of the Demsne knownas the Lime Kiln Park and another small parkContaining about two acres lying in the rere [sic] of the lodge now Occupied by John Ball with full liberty to cut turf on that part of ther turfery he is now in possession of, being part of the turfery of the demesne lying near the wood of Anaugh and are all situate in the Parish of Clongish, Barony and County of Longford.

To Hold unto sd Samuel C.his Extrs and Adm'rs from the first of May last for and during the lives of Samuel Crawford and George Crawford, eldest son of sd Samuel Crawford, aged about eightenn months and William Moffitt, eldest son of James Moffitt of Cartonlebaugh aged about ten years at the yearly rent of Eighty-seven Pounds Seventeen Shillings and four pence Ster payable half yearly on every first day of November and first day of May.

Which sd Deed is witnessed by Rev. Samuel Little of Castleforbes, county of Longford, Clerk James Hart, Servant to sd Earl of Granard

Memorial Witnessed by sd Samuel Little and John Thompson of Newton Forbes in the County of Longford, Land Surveyor.

Sworn before me William Kelly, Gent., Deputy Registrar the 31st of July 1779 at or near ten o'clock in the forenoon.

Will Kelly Dep Reg. _________________________________

NESBIT to SAMUEL CRAWFORD, Lease of Two Mills Book 472 Page 509 Deed 304317, Date 8th April 1783

SURNAMES: Nesbit, Crawford, Gregory, Johnston, Brady, Thomond, Hanley

1st Part: Henry Nesbit of Drumod Beg in the county of Leitrim and james Nesbit of the City of Dublin, Esq. 2nd Part: Samuel Crawford of Newtonforbes in Co. of Longford, Farmer

Whereby sd Henry and James Nesbit for consid'n therein mentioned grant and to farm let to sd Samuel Crawford all that and those the flour mills of Ballykenny and Cornmill of Killeen with their appurts in as full and ample manner as same was held by Henry Gregory. To hold to sd Samuel his execs, admins and assigns from the 25th March last past for nd during natural lives of Samuel Crawford, Thomas Crawford and Forbes Crawford, sons of sd Samuel Crawford or for the term of 61 years, whichever shall laast longest at yearly rent of 50 sterling payable half yearly every 29th day of September and 25th day of March.

John Johnston John Brady and John Thomond all of Newtonforbes

Memorial witnessed by sd John thomond and John Brady

Sworn before me at Lisagernal in Co. of Longford by virtue of a commission to me directed for taking affadavits, Thomas Hanley


SAMUEL CRAWFORD to GALBRAITH TREDENNICK Book 559 Page 386 Deed 375833 Date 17th June 1802

SURNAMES: Crawford, Tredennick, Forbes, Dillon, Thomond, McLoughlin, Kinsly

1st Part: Samuel Crawford of Newtonforbus, Esq 2nd Part: Galbraith Tredennick

For yearly rent of 139 and sixteen shillings did demise and grant the house and lands of Aughamore containg according to the maps thereunto annexed fifty-one acres and three perches be the same more or less lying in the Parish of Mohill in the County of Longford from the 25th day of March last past for and during the natural lives of George John Lord Forbus, Samuel Crawford Junior, and Forbus Crawford, both sons of Samuel Crawford.

Which said deed was witnessed by Henry Dillon and John Thomond. Memorial was witnessed by sd Henry Dillon and Thos McLoughlin.

Henry Dillon maketh oath that the deed of which the above is a Memorial was executed by above named Sam'l Crawford and Galbraith Tredennick, in Presence of the Dept. Sworn before me at Longford, county of Longford. John Kinsley

[IN Lett's directory of 1814 Aughamore was listed as "seat" of Samuel Crawford, so it seems the above agreement did not last out the terms. Note the spelling Forbus for Forbes. It represents how the name was pronounced by this Forbes family and in some other branches, not "Forbz". Some Crawford children were named for Forbes godparents, which names were handed down. My own father was Arthur Forbes Crawford, with the Forbes pronouced Forbus.] ____________________________________________________


SURNAMES: Crawford, West, Verschoyle, Beatty, Rossbourough

Abstract of Crawford-West Marriage Deed 551-542-364360 Dated April 23, 1798

1st part: Samuel Crawford of Newton Forbes, Longford, Esq. 2nd part: George Crawford, eldest son of Samuel C 3rd Part: Francis Westof Cloone, Co. of Leitrim, Merchant 4th part: Mary West, Daughter of aforesaid Francis 5th Part: John Verschoyle of City of Dublin, Esq. 6th Part: George Beatty of Lismoy, Longford, Esq.

Agreed that marriage was to be solemnized between George Crawford and Mary West with whom George West was to receive sum of 500 as a marriage portion paid and secured in manner and subject to contingencies mentioned.

Indenture witnessed that the sd Samuel Crawford in consideration of marriage and marriage portion and the better to enable George to make a suitable settlement on Mary and her issue etc. did grant and release unto sd John Verschoyle and George Beatty, their heirs and assigns, All his right, title etc. in and to the lands of Monylagan inthe County of Longford, fifty-five acres with appurtenances in as ample a manner as the same was held by sd Samuel Crawford for the uses, Trusts, intent mentioned to enjoy as his own for the natural life of George, and reserving unto sd Samuel during his natural life the yearly annuity of twenty pounds pd twice yearly in two equal payments November and May.

Secondly to allow sd Mary West on deceaase of George to enter in like manner in possession of lands of Monylagan, [subject to same annuity as long as Samuel lives]. After decease of Mary lands devolve to issue of marriage share and share alike. In case of no issue, Mary shall hold lands so long as she is a widow. On remarriage lands to go to person designated in will of George Crawford, subject to dower of 50 annually on her remarriage. 200 are to go immediately to George Crawford. 300 remainder are to be vested by Trustees for the use of Issue of marriage share and share alike, with Liberty of George Crawford nevertheless to receive the interest arising.

If opportunity arises of better investment, George with consent and concurrence of trustees may reinvest. If any children turn out disobedient or undutiful after George's death, Mary with concurrence of trustees may alter this inheritance according to their deserts.

Witnessed by John Rossborough of Mulnagoin in Co. Fermanagh and Edmond Beatty of Lismoy in Longford.

Memorial witnessed by Edmond Beatty and George West of Streamstown ______________________________________________________________ 


SURNAMES: Crawford, Williams, Hagarty,

Book 844 Page 19 No. 565519 Date 13 October, 1821

1st Part: Edward Williams of Town of Longford, Apothecary 2nd Part: Vance williams of Town of Longford and Selena williams otherwise Crawford his wife

3rd Part Rev. George Crawford of Newtonforbes, county of Longford 4th Part: James Coghill Hagarty of City of Dublin Esq. and Forbes Crawford, Surgeon of the county Longford Militia, Esq

After reciting settlement made on marriage of Vance and Selina date 29thJune 1818 whereby 500 pounds portion of said Selina was vested in J.C.Hagarty and Forbes Crawford upon trusts therein mentioned, and that said Vance being in [need] of 100 pounds, it was agreed same should be given by said trustees as full value therof a certain dwelling house in Main Street of town of Longford with [all appurtenances].....then occupied by Edward Williams in as ample manner as said Edward Williams, all estate,right, title, benefit of renewal of said Edward Williams and Vance Williams unto James Coghill Hagarty and Forbes Crawford


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