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Grantor: Beatty, James; Grantee: Mercer, Volume 163, page 214, #108691; FHL microfilm 461367

March 21, 1753. James Beatty of Clownish, Co. Monaghan, gentleman leased to John Mercer of Newry, Co. Down, merchant “part of a tenement on the East side of North Street in Newry aforesaid….now in the possession of John Mercer whereon he hath lately built a new house to wit twenty three feet in length in front of said Tenement be the same more or less beginning at and extending from the Middle of the Entry between the said Mercers house and another new house also lately built by Robert Thompson of said Newry on part of said tenement and ending at Archibald Lukes house together with one full third part of the back sides & gardens between Archibald Lukes holding under said Beatty and John Davison’s holding under John Combs meared and bounded by Robert Thompsons holding north by Archibald Lukes holding south by the said Street west and by David Gousans garden east…for and during the natural lives of his present Majesty George the second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland and also for and during the life of his Royal Highness George now Prince of Wales and likewise for and during the life of his Royal Highness Prince William.” Witnesses: Robert Thompson of Newry, apothecary and Robert Kyle the younger of Ballybeen, Co, Down, Gent. Memorial also witnessed by John Chalmers of Newry, merchant.