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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Samuel Donaldson: Birth: 1805.

  2. David Donaldson: Birth: 1807. Death: 13 Oct 1861 in Armagh

  3. Unnamed Donaldson: Birth: Abt 1809.

  4. Alexander Donaldson: Birth: 1811 in Co. Armagh Near Newtownhamilton. Death: 1860 in Mono Mills, Ontario, Canada

  5. William James Donaldson: Birth: Abt 1814.

  6. Ellen Donaldson: Birth: Abt 1816. Death: 23 Dec 1888 in Sytrim, Co. Armagh

  7. James Donaldson: Birth: 1818.


Sources
1. Title:   Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson
Page:   256

Notes
a. Note:   Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson: Our Ancestor 1691-1776. ByRon Donaldson p256 Donaldson, William 1783 -1868 wrote his will in 1861 but it wasdestroyed in the Dublin fire of 1922. He was set up on a farm not in Cloghoge, butin Tullyvallen by his father. In 1804 Samuel leased 20 Irish acres fromRev. Alex Hamilton Synge. William moved onto this land and started farming,this is next to the present Randall Donaldson farm and home. At this time there was also a James Runcie, son of John Runcie whocame into the area. In 1807 he bought a farm consisting of 20 Irish acres fromthe landlord A. H. Synge. This farm is now owned by Randall Donaldson of Monaghan Road, Tullyvallen. In 1865 this farm was described as 21acres 3 rood and 1 perch, of that 20 acres was of good quality. This JamesRuncie had two daughters Mary Ann and Jane Elizabeth and son James. Williammarried the second daughter Jane Elizabeth Runcie. From farm deeds in Randall Donaldson's possession there is no mention of James Runcie Jr. again,but Mary Ann Runcie probably married a Craig and lived on the farm nextdoor. In 1830 according to the Title Applotment Book he held land in thetownland of Tullyvallen. Records show that in 1868 the above farm was divided and one half was bequeathed to Robert and David Donaldson. Randall says the other halfnow known as Craig's farm was given to the Craigs. From a document published in 1895 the following is information onrental lands to be sold at public auction, these lands in Tullyvallen werethe property of Rev. Alexander Hamilton Synge. Under the heading, "Tenants' names and persons entitled to rights or easements" is "Reps. David Craig, David Donaldson, Hugh Mulligan andMary Simpson." They held 37 acres 3 roods and 16 perches of land with ayearly rent of 5 pounds 155 and 2d. The following extract are the particulars of this farm: "Fee-farmGrant dated 4th Aug 1869 from Rev. Alexander Hamilton Synge to Craig,Donaldson, Mulligan and Simpson. The premises are therein described," All thatand those that house and piece of ground before the door where John Runcie formerly lived, and with about 20 acres at the south end of"Crockegarry' all which lands are particularly described by the map thereunto annexedand are situated in the Barony of Upper Fews and County of Armagh, exceptingall royalties, mines and minerals and reserving aright of way over thehill subject to the yearly rent of 5 pounds 12s and 2d, clear of all taxesand county charges and impositions whatsoever and to covenants to grindall corn at Tullyvallen mill, to pay toll therefor as therein and to keepbuildings, fences, etc in good condition."


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