Grave Indices

Names in Kilraughts Old Church Graveyard Book

Adams, Alexander, Allot(t), Anderson, Archibald, Armour, Arthur, Barkley, Barr, Beattie, Beckett, Bellingham, Bellis, Beverland, Beverlin, Biggart, Blair, Bole, Bones, Bonnar, Boogle, Boreland, Borland, Boyce, Boyd, Boylan, Boyle, Brady, Brown, Brownlow, Buick, Buller, Burnside, Cairns, Calderwood, Caldwell, Calwell, Camac, Cameron, Campbell, Carmichael, Carson, Cassidy, Cathcart, Caulfield, Chesnut, Chestnut, Christy, Cristy, Clark, Clarke, Clyde, Cochran, Cochrane, Coleman, Conly, Connolly, Connor, Coulter, Cramsie, Crawford, Creelman, Cubitt, Cunningham, Cupples (Cupplis), Currie, Curry, Corry, Cusick, Davidson, Dick, Diffen, Duffin, Dillon, Dinsmore, Donaghy, Douds, Dowd(s), Dodd, Dunbar, Dunlop, Dysart, Edwards, Elder, Elliot, Elliott, Ellison, Erskin(e), Esdale, Ewing, Ferguson, Finlay, Forsythe, Foster, Frizell, Fulton, Gaddes, Galbraith, Gamble, Gardiner, Gaston, Gault, Getty, Given, Givin, Glass, Glyn, Gow, Graham, Gray, Greer, Gregg, Gunning, Guthrie, Hale, Hall, Halliday, Hamill, Hamilton, Hanna, Hannah, Hart, Hartin, Hay, Heaney, Heggarty, Higgarty, Henderson, Henery, Henry, Hill, Holmes, Horner, Houston, Huey, Hughes, Hume, Humes, Hunter, Huston, Hutchison, Illegible, Irwin, Jackson, Jameson, Jamison, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Kane, Kelly, Kendal, Kennedy, Kerr, Killpatrick, Kilpatrick, Kirkpatrick, Kirkwood, Knox, Lamon, Lamont, Law, Lawson, Leitch, Leslie, Linton, Logan, Loughridge, Love, Lowry, Lusk, Lyle, Lyons, Maddison, Magowan, Maitland, MAP, Marshall, Martin, Mathews, Matthews, Maxwell, McAfee, McAleese, McAlonan, McAuley, McBride, McCahon, McCarroll, McCarter, McCaughan, McCauley, McCaw, McCay, McClements, McClenaghan, McClintock, McClure, McCollum, McCollam, McConaghie, McConaghy, McConnell, McCook, McCracken, McCurdy, McDowell, McElderry, McElhernon, McFa(d)den, McFarlane, McFetridge, McGowan, McGuicken, McIlhatton, McIlreavy, McIntosh, McIver, McKay, McKeague, McKeighan, McKeown, McKinley, McKinney, McKirgan, McLain (McLane), McLaughlin, McLernon, McMaster, McMichael, McMillan, McMullan, McNeill, McQuaid, McQueston, McQuiston, McQuilken, McVicker, McWilliams, Medin, Medole, Megaw, Michael, Millar, Miller, Mills, Moore, Morrison, Morton, Mulholland, Murphy, Murray, Neal, Neill, Neillie, Neilly, Nesbit, Nevin, No name, O’Doud, O’Neill, Orr, Park, Parker, Patrick, Patterson, Pattison, Patton, Petrie, Picken, Pierce, Pinkerton, Piper, Pollock, Purdon, Quinn, Rainey, Reid, Reynolds, Ramsay, Ramsey, Rankin, Rice, Richard, Richardson, Robinson, Rodgers, Ross, Russell, Sayers, Scott, Scullion, Shaw, Shirley, Shirlow, Simpson, Sinclair, Sloan, Small, Smith, Smylie, Smyth, Speers, Stavely, Steen, Stephenson, Steuart, Stevenson, Stewart, Stirling, Stuart, Taylor, Templeton, Thompson, Thomson, Tomb, Torrens, Tosh, Troland, Trolland, Tweed, Unreadable, Vincent, Vowels, Wade, Wallace, Warnock, Wason, Wasson, Watt, Weir, Welsh, White, Widrew, Wightman, Wiley, Wilson, Woodrow, Woodside, Workman, Wright, Wylie, Wynne, Youn

 

Names in Ballymoney Old Church Graveyard Book

There are variations of the spelling of surnames and townlands and spelling errors on the gravestones themselves. The name index states the names of the people mentioned in the text, but not in the family trees.

Adair: Adams: Agnew: Allen: Anderson: Andrews: Archibald: Arthur: Atkinson: Bacon: Baird: Bamford: Barr:  Bateson:  Beare:   Beers: Beckett:  Bell: Bennett:  Best:  Biggart:  Bingham: Black: Blair (Blaire):  Borland:  Boyce:  Boyd:  Boyle:  Brewster: Brodie:  Brown:  Burns:  Burnside:  Burriss:  Byrne: Calderwood:  Caldwell:  Camac:  Cameron:  Campbell:  Carson:  Cassidy:  Catherwood:  Caulfield:  Chambers:  Cherry:  Chestnut:  Christy:  Clements:  Cochrane (Cochran): Colvan: Comock: Conn: Connell: Connelly: Connor: Cooper: Corkidale: Corry: Craig: Craith: Cramsie: Crawford:  Creek: Crilly: Cristy: Cromie: Crozier: Cubitt: Culbert: Culbertson: Cunning: Cunningham: Cuppage: Curry: Darcus: Davison: Dempster: Devenney: Dick: Dickey: Dickson (Dixon): Dinsmore (Dinsmoor): Dobbin: Doherty (Dogherty) (Dougherty): Donaghy: Dorrans: Douglas (Douglass):  Douthart:  Drain:  Dripps:  Dunlop: Dunn: Dunne: Eason: Edwards:Esdale: Elder: Elliott: Erskine: Esdale: Faloon (Falloon): Ferguson: Ferrier: Flanagan (Flanigan):  Fleming:  Forbes: Forde: Forsythe: Foster: Freeman: Fullerton: Fulton: Fynes (Fines): Galbreath (Galbraith): Galloway: Galt: Gault: Gamble: Gardiner (Gardner): Gaston: Gelston: Gerrow: Getty: Gibson: Gilmour (Gilmore): Given (Givin):  Glass:  Glen:  Gordon:  Graham:  Gray:  Greene:  Greer:  Griffith:  Hacket: Haggarty: Hale: Halliday: Haltridge: Hamill: Hamilton: Hammer: Hanna (Hannah):  Hargy:  Harkness:  Harpour:  Harrison:  Hart: Haughey: Hay: Hayes: Hemphill: Henderson: Henery: Henry: Heywood: Hill: Hodges: Holmes: Hopkin (Hopkins):  Howard:  Huey:  Hunter:  Huston: Hutchinson:  Jameson:  Jamison:  Jellie:  Johnson:  Jordan:  Judges:  Junk:  Kane:  Keasey (Casey):  Keers:  Kelly:  Kennedy:  Kidd:  Killen:  Killough:  Kilpatrick:  Kirkpatrick:  Knipe:  Knox:  Kyle:  Lamont:  Laverty:  Lecky:  Leslie:  Liken:  Lilley:  Linton:  Logan:   Long:  Longmoor:  Loughead:  Loughridge:  Love:  Lowry:  Lusk:  Lyle:  Lynch:  Lynn:  Lyons:  Macafee (McAfee) (McFee) (McAffee):  Macgill:  Mackey:  MacManus;  Mallett:  Manson: Marshall:  Martin:  Matchett:  Matthews: McAleese:  McAlister:  McAlonan:  McAnaul:  McAula:  McAuley:  McAyeale: McBride:  McCandless:  McCann:  McCaughan: McCaw:  McCay:  McCeuity:  McClelland:  McClure:  McCollum:  McComb:  McConaghie:  McCook:  McCoubrey:  McCrellis:  McCullough:  McCurdy: McCutchion:  McDaniel:  McDermott (McDermot):  McDonald (MacDonald):  MacDougall:  McDowell: McDuffe (McDuffee):  McElderry:  McElroy:  McElvery:  McFadden:  McFarland:  McGarry:  McGlade: McGregor:  McHenry:  McHugh:  McIlfatrick: McIlhair:  McIlhargy:  McIlhatton:  McIlhernon: McIlhose:  McIlrevy (McIlreavy):  McIntyre:  McIlroy:  McKay:  McKeag (McKeague):  McKeesock:  McKeown:  McKighan: McKillop: McKinlay (McKinlai):  McKinney:  McLaughlin:  McLean:  McLeesh:  McLester:  McMaster:  McMichael: McMullan:  McNaughton:  McNaul:  McPeake:  McQuillan:  Megaw:  Melville:  Michael:  Millar (Miller):  Miskelly: Mitchell:  Montgomery:  Moody;  Moon:  Moore:   Morrison:  Moss:  Mullans:  Munnis:  Murdock:  Murray:  Murphy (Murphey):  Murtagh:  Neil (Neal)(Neill):  Neillie:  Nelson:  Nevin:  Nickleson: Ogilvy:  O’Hara:  O’Neill:  Orr:  O’Toy (Toy):  Oulton:  Overend:  Park: Patrick:  Patterson:  Pattison:  Patton:  Peacock:  Percy:  Perry:  Picken:  Pinkerton:  Pollock:  Poole:  Prince:  Purdy:  Quigg:  Rainey: Ramsay:  Rankin:  Reney:  Reynolds:  Rice:  Richard:  Richart:  Robinson:  Rodgers:  Rosborough:  Ross:  Rowan: Sandford:  Sayers:  Scott (Scot):  Shanks:  Shannon: Sharpe:  Shaw:  Sherrard:  Shields: Shiels: Simpson:  Sinclair:  Sinclaire:  Sloss:  Small:  Smiley:   Smith:   Smoll:  Smylie:  Smyrell:  Smyth:  Snodgrass:  Speers:  Spence:  Stafford:  Stavely: Steele: Steen:  Sterritt:  Stevenson:  Stewart:  Stirling:  Stockman:  Stuart:  Sutton:  Swan:  Taggart:  Taylor:  Templeton (Tampleton):  Thompson (Thomson):  Thorburn:  Todd:  Toland (Trolland):  Tonner:  Townsend:  Turner:  Twaddle:  Tweed:  Tylor:  Unreadable:  Wales:  Walker:  Wallace:  Warburton:  Warnock:  Watson:  Watt:  Webb:  Weir: White:  Williamson:  Willis:  Wilson (Willson):  Wood:  Woodside:  Workman:  Wright:  Wylie (Wiley):  Young:

Names in St. Patrick’s Parish Churchyard book

Acheson, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Arlow, Armstrong, Barber, Barr, Baskin, Baxter, Beatty, Beattie, Beckett, Benson, Best, Beverland, Biggart, Bogle, Boreland, Boyd, Boyle, Brolly, Brouster, Brown, Bryan, Buchanan, Burnside, Cairns, Caldwell, Cameron, Campbell, Carey, Carton, Chamberlin, Cheatley, Cheek, Cherry, Chesney, Chestnut, Christy, Clarke, Cochrane, Coffey, Connor, Cooper, Copeland, Corscadden, Cousins, Coyle, Craith, Crawford, Cunningham, Dalzell, Darley, Darragh, Darroch, Dean, D’Elle, Dick, Docherty, Doherty, Donaghy, Dooley, Dornan, Dow, Downing, Driver, Duncan, Dunlop, Dunne, Earrey, Ellison, English, Erskine, Ewing, Field, Forsythe, Frizzell, Fry, Fullerton, Fynes, Galbraith, Gage, Gallagher, Gamble, Gardner, Gault, Getty, Gibson, Gilmer, Gilmore, Gordon, Graham, Grant, Greene, Greer, Guthrie, Hacket, Hale, Hall, Halliday, Hart, Hamill, Hamilton, Hanna, Hayes, Hemphill, Henderson, Henry, Hill, Hodgson, Hopkins, Hudson, Hueston, Hughes, Hunter, Hutchinson, Inglis, Innes, Jackson, Jenkins, Johnston, Judge. Julier, Kane, Kelly, Kirgan, Kirkpatrick, Kirkwood, Knox, Lamont, Latham, Laverty, Law, Lawrence, Lecky, Leeper, Lees, Leitch, Leighton, Leitch, Lennox, Lenox-Cunningham, Leslie, Linton, Lloyd, Logan, Louden, Loughead, Love. Lyle. Lyons. MacAfee, Macafee, Magarry, Mallett, Mant, Marshall, Martin, Matthews, McAfee, McAlary, McAllister, McAyeal, McArthur, McAughern, McAuley, McBride, McCaughey, McCausland, McCay, McClarty, McClelland, McCotter, McCoubrey, McDonald, McDowell, McElguun, McFarland, McGregor, McIlroy, McIlwaine, McIntyre, McKay, McKeag, McKelvie, McKeown, McKessick, McKillop, McKinney, McLaughlin, McMenamin, McGuiggan, McMaster, McNeill, McPeake, McVicker, Mills, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrison, Mullen, Munnis, Murdock, Nash, Neill, Nesbit, Nevin, Nichol, Norris, O’Hara, O’Neill, Orr, Park(e), Parker, Parkhill, Parry, Patterson, Pattison, Patton, Peacock, Pearson, Peden, Phillott, Phenix, Pinkerton, Pollock, Porter, Quigg, Quirk, Rentoul, Reynolds, Rice, Richardson, Robinson, Russell, Ryan, Sinclaire, Scott, Slater, Sleator, Small, Smith, Smyth, Spackman, Steele, Steen, Streeter, Stewart, Stott, Stuart, Taggart, Taylor, Telford, Thompson, Thomson, Thorpe, Thwaites, Tinman, Toland, Townsend, Trainor, Tweed, Wade, Wallace, Warke, Warnock, Warwick, Watson, Watton, Wells, White, Wilkinson, Williamson, Wilson, Winckworth, Wood, Woods,Woodrow, Wright, Young

Names in Derrykeighan Old Church Graveyard Book

Acheson, Adair, Adams, Archibald, Auld, Barry, Beatty, Benning, Black, Blue, Borland, Boyd, Boyle, Camac(k), Cameron, Campbell, Carlisle, Carr, Carson, Carswell, Caskey, Chambers, Chestnut(t), Clements, Christy, Ciarr, Clarke, Cochran(e), Collins, Colvin, Connolly, Cooke, Corkidale, Coulter, Coyle, Craig, Crafford, Crawford, Cristy, Criswell, Cummin, Cunningham, Curry, Cuthbert, Dallas, Dinsmore, Douds, Douglas, Duncan, Dunlop, Edmonstone, Elder, Erskine, Ewing, Fairlie, Ferguson, Field, Flavelle, Forbes, Forgie, Foster, Ful(l)erton, Fulton, Fvlerton, Galbraith, Gamble, Gardner, Ga(u(lt, George, Getty, Gillan, Gillen, Gilliland, Gilmour, Give(e)n, Givin, Glass, Glen, Gordon, Gow, Graham, Gray, Green, Gregg, Hamill, Hamilton, Hannah, Harding, Hayes, Hemphill, Henry, Hezlett, Higginson, Hill, Hodges, Hopkins, Howie, Huey, Humes, Hunter, Huston, Hutchinson, Irvin, Irwin, Jamison, Jamieson, Johnston, Kane, Kar, Keers, Kennedy, Kerr, Kessan, Kilpatrick, Knox, Kyle, Lamont, Laughlin, Lamont, Laverty, Livingstone, Long, Louden, Luke, Lyle, Lyons, Mackay, Maclerna, Magee, Magill, Marshall, Martin, Matthews. McAfee, McAleese, McAl(l)ister, McArthur, McCaughan, McCauley, McCay, McCollum, McConaghy, McConaghie, McCoombe, McCormick, McCurdy, McDonnell, McFadden, McFall, McIlhair, McIlroy, McKay, McKaig, McKeeman, McKeighan, McKeown, McKinlay, McKinley, McKinney, McLaughlin, McLeese, McLernon, McMullan, McNeill, McPherson, McQuigg, McVicar, McWilliams, Meeke, Megaw, Millar, Miller, Mogey, Montgomery, Moore, Moritz, Morrison, Munnis, Murph(e)y, Neil(l), Nevin, Nicholl, Nicholson, Nilson, Norris, Oliver, O’Bryan, O’Neill, Orr, Owens, Parkhill, Patrick, Patton, Peacock, Peebles, Poake, Pollock, Price, Ralson, Rankin, Richard, Richmond, Reid, Reynolds, Robinson, Rogan, Ross, Roulston, Rowan, Scott, Sharpe, Shiels, Sheills, Simpson, Smeaton, Smith, Smyth, Steel(e), Steen, Sterling, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart-Moore, Stirling, Stockman, Stuart, Tag(g)art, Taylor, Thom(p)son, Todd, Turner, Tweed, Wales, Wallace, Warnock, Waugh, Weir, Wenlock, White, Whiteside, Williams, Williamson, Wiley, Wily, Wilson, Winlock, Winter, Woodside, Young.

Responses

  1. Splendid work. It is difficult for me, being in Australia, to judge how valuable the book would be for my purposes. I am particularly interested in identifying No. 353, and in the conjunctions of Stewart and Patton in No. 7 and Stuart and Patton in No. 148.

  2. I am interested in the McDuffe graves: 93, 154 & 320 for any name & dates. Thank you Dorothy Arthur for your efforts and publishing this information!

  3. I am interested in # 404. Do you ever plan to put pictures of headstones on the internet? There is a site: findagrave.com (non-profit) that would probably love to share this information with the world community of researchers.

    Thanks for all your work.

  4. I would love to be able to give all the information from my book for nothing but it has taken me three years to write and I have produced the book at my own expense so I have to try and recoup some of the money back.
    Dorothy

  5. To Stephen Stuart-
    Most of the Patton families in the area came from Drumaheglis, but several moved to the Roseyards area.
    I have in my records a Thomas Patton who married Fanny Stewart of Roseyards. Does this ring any bells?
    Dorothy

  6. I am interested in my family line of McKeag. I see the name in the Graveyard. My McKeag family was here in Pennsylvania, USA by 1816. The #are 44, 94, 96, 103, 182, 267, 414, 414, 417. Can you tell me anything of these

  7. My great-great grand-father was JOHN QUIN who is said to have been born in 1828 in Ballymoney, County Down, Ireland. He died on 30 September 1872 in Wanganui, New Zealand. He married JANE NEWPORT in New Zealand, and they had three sons and two daughters. I had hoped your book may have referred to his family, but it appears not. Do you have any other references to the QUIN family?
    Regards Jack Morgan

  8. There is also a Ballymoney in Co. Down. My book is from Ballymoney, co. Antrim
    There are some Quins in the area, but none are buried in the Churchyard

  9. Dear Dorothy
    Just having found your site and noting the Camac name burials can you tell me how much it would cost to buy a copy of your book please
    Regards June (Lincolnshire)

  10. Dear Dorothy
    I have only just got onto this site and am interested in Speers page 8 and 150. Steele page 80 and Poole page 169. These are all family names but have become a bit stuck with them.
    Thanks
    Rosemary

  11. i would be interested in plots of the tweed names im looking for baby twins (tweed)which would be my mothers brothers or sisters im from this area of the town but i dont know where there buried but now i think it could be here how do i find out

  12. Hi Dorothy

    Came across this website tonight (or rather this morning!). I came over to Northern Ireland to search for clues for a Jane Weir and James Bell who married and had a son Samuel in 1860. Samuel died in Glasgow in 1940 and his parents’ grave is supposed to be in Ballymoney under a tree in the corner of a graveyard. I thought I had looked in every graveyard in Ballymoney but when I saw the list (above) wondered if the Bells or the one for Weir were any relation? Can you help at all? I’d be very grateful. Thanks.

  13. I am looking for any information on a grave in st.james church yard, the headstone is slate, I have saw it but the reading on the headstone is very hard to make out, the grave is of John Kinnard and of liza kinnard and there may be more , I would love to find out all about it, also a place called Tullaghor, I used to live in the lane many years ago and my auntie Telly Parkhill used to have a farm just down the road from us, I was a child of 4 so I did not know any history of the place, but I would love to find out all about it now, If you can direct me in the right place to find this out, this would solve a lot off problems for me.
    thankyou.
    Patrica Kirkpatrick (Cordle)

  14. I am interested in the Wilie/Wylie burials. I was hoping to find Buck burials cataloged as well and am at a loss to find that family in Ballymoney at all, although the American immigrants came from there around 1818. The Wylies would have been the immigrants’ maternal kin.

  15. I am interested in finding the burial plot of my great granny jane stevenson. when my grandad passed away 13 years ago he was certain that the plot he was to be buried in in kilraughts free presbeterian church was also were my great granny was buried but since his death the minister of the church thinks that jane was buried elsewere.Any help would be greatly appreaciated. many thanks danielle

  16. I am interested in the WOODSIDE graves 68 & 127.
    Would you be able to tell me who is them?
    Thank you for your work on this site.
    Regards

    Pat

  17. Hi Pat,
    The Woodsides mentioned are my direct relations and are from the Strone, near Dervock and Gortconny, near Ballycastle.
    Where does your Woodside interest lie?
    Dorothy

  18. To Rosemary Lawrence
    Re Speers and Steele – can you be a bit more specific as there are many families with these names in the Ballymoney area
    Dorothy

  19. To Pamela Lavery re Wylie query
    One Wylie family in the churchyard are my direct ancestors and I have information on the other.
    Buck is not a name which I have ever come across in the area. What else do you know about your Wylie family as there were more in the Ballymena area?
    Dorothy

  20. Hello Dorothy
    Re:-The WOODSIDE’
    I am descended from ISAAC WOODSIDE born about 1814 and MARGARET DAVISON born about 1815. They emigrated to Liverpool England with their daughter ELLEN born 1839 between 1839-1841. ISAAC had a brother HUGH born about 1817 who was living with them in 1841 & 1851 and maybe a brother JAMES born about 1811 and a JOHN born about 1798. I originally thought they were from Holywood Co Down. We know JOHN WOODSIDE was in Cultra in 1846 as his daughter JANE married JAMES HOUSTON in 1846 at Hollywood. Jane was from Cultra and JAMES HOUSTON was from Ballymoney.
    All these WOODSIDE’s lived close to each other in Everton, Liverpool, England.
    Recently a DANIEL WOODSIDE born 12th January 1884 from Ballycastle has come to light. His father was a JAMES WOODSIDE who was a Farmer and was deceased by 1904.
    I believe DANIEL & his father JAMES are related to our family as my Mum told me in 1986 that her father had an Uncle in Ireland but he was dead at that date.
    Daniel married in Cornwall in 1904. He was a Seaman.
    We know he had two sisters in USA.
    I have located three voyages for Daniel as a Seaman (Fireman) between 1920-1922.
    Daniel appears to have “disappeared” around 1927 and I have been unable to find a Death in England for him up until 1955. He may have gone back to Ireland.
    I have found DANIEL on the RAMOAN PARISH CHURCH ROLL of HONOUR 1914-18 GREAT WAR serving in the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry.
    Having found that Daniel was from Ballycastle I now think that ISAAC & HUGH may have come from the Ballycastle area.
    I don’t know how many brothers & sisters were left in Ireland when ISAAC & HUGH went to England.
    At the moment I am interested in any information you may have on DANIEL WOODSIDE & his father JAMES WOODSIDE who we know are from Ballycastle.
    Regards
    Pat Berry in Australia

  21. Hello Dorothy
    Regarding my WOODSIDE’s I have just found out that DANIEL and his parents JAMES & SARAH were from CARNDUFF. At least they were there in 1884 when Daniel was born.
    Would there be any connection to your WOODSIDE’s?
    Regards
    Pat Berry

  22. Hi Pat,
    I have found the family of James Woodside (1808-1885) and Sarah Kirkpatrick (1839-1894) who lived at Carnduff, nr Ballycastle. They had four children Sarah 1870, Samuel 1873, Robert 1876 and Daniel 1884. I don’t know much else about them.
    I haven’t worked out as yet who their parents were as I can’t find a marriage, but he must be connected in some way to the other Woodside families who lived in Carnduff.
    Will keep looking
    Dorothy

  23. Hello Dorothy
    Thank you very much for all that information. I had been looking around 1850 for the Births of James and Sarah. I had found a Sarah Kirkpatrick born in 1851 in Ballycastle on the Family Search (LDS) site and thought that may be her. If James was born in 1808 he was 31 years older than her and 76 was Daniel was born.
    In the last few days I have found more information and it all seems to be coming together now.
    I have now found the Death of James on the Emerald Ancestors site (Wills & Probate) and the LDS site. Sarah’s death is on the LDS site as well.
    It was Rev David Palmer who found the Baptism of Daniel Woodside for me last week.
    Daniel was living with a Robert & Ellen Woodside in Renfrew Scotland in 1901. I found Robert had married Ellen Rennie from Antrim in 1899 and Marriage Record from “ScotlandsPeople” told me that his father was James Woodside (deceased) and Sarah Kirkpatrick (deceased). Then I knew Robert was Daniel’s brother.
    It looks like Robert & Ellen Woodside went back to Ireland 1901/1902 as on the 1911 Irish Census I have found a Robert Woodside aged 9 living with a McGrath family (Robert & Mary) together with a Maggie Rennie aged 11. Robert Woodside & Maggie Rennie are stated as Nephew & Niece of the McGrath’s of 7 Bellisle, DERVOCK.
    Ellen Woodside (widow) was living at another address as a servant to the Craig’s (Arthur B & Jane) of 7 Moyair Upper Ballycregagh.
    I then found Robert Woodside (Ellen’s husband) had died in Philadelphia USA on 17 Feb 1906. The record on LDS stated his father was James Woodside and mother was Sarah Fitzpatrick of Ireland. His Date of Birth was stated as 24 June 1878. Don’t know if this is correct as I had 26 January 1876 from a previous LDS record.
    I have also found a ROBERT WOODSIDE born 1902 on a voyage to Philadelphia USA in 1926 and he gave his contact as his mother ELLEN WOODSIDE of 50 Lake Street Lurgan Antrim.
    We have discovered from Emerald Ancestors site that SARAH WOODSIDE was born on 16 June 1870
    and she married JOHN MOONEY on 26 November 1910 at Ballycastle Roman Catholic Church.
    They may have gone to USA afterwards but I have not found them yet. I have only found Sarah when she was single going to visit a cousin MARY CLARK at Norristown Philadelphia in 1900 and a couple of other visits to USA up to 1910.
    I have also found the Civil Marriage of JAMES WOODSIDE & SARAH KIRKPATRICK which was on 1 July 1873 at Ramoan Parish Church. The record does not have the names of James & Sarah’s fathers. I’m not sure if the original entry will have more details. This was on Emerald Ancestors site.
    I would like to know who JAMES WOODSIDE’s father was as it looks like he may be the brother of my GG Grandfather ISAAC WOODSIDE who was born about 1814.
    I hadn’t come across SAMUEL born 1873 and haven’t found him anywhere yet.
    Did you find JAMES & SARAH in Ballymoney Graveyard?. I had asked Rev Palmer where would the most likely Burial place be and he was going to get back to me after this weekend.
    Look forward to hearing anything else you may find.
    Thanks again for all your help.
    Regards
    Pat

  24. Hello Dorothy,

    My great grandfather was William Woodside (m: Margaret Jane Frazer) and his father was Samuel Woodside (m: Jane Creighton). It is my understanding that his father was Samuel Woodside, b: 1761 in Carnduff, Ballycastle. He apparently died on June 22, 1824 and is buried with his wife in Ramoan Old Graveyard (Ramoan Presbyterian Church in Ballycastle). My question is, do you happen to know who this Samuel married and when?? Also, do you know who his father was. I’m thinking Pat Berry and I might have a connection with the Woodside’s during this Samuel’s generation.

    Thank you so much,

    Barbara

  25. Hi Barbara,
    Samuel Woodside (1761-1824) was married to a Margaret ?
    There were a lot of Woodside families about in the early 1800s but the records are poor. I have this William with 3 possible sons – your Samuel, a James who married a Mary Hunter and a Robert.
    Dorothy

  26. I am wondering exactly what the book lists. It says index, but is there a listing of the wording on the gravestones? Is the book for purchase?

  27. The index lists the names found in the gravestones and the text written about the individual families.
    There is a photograph of each gravestone and the writing in the gravestone. Some of the gravestones are unreadable to the naked eye but I have managed to transcribe many by using different light, local family knowledge and all the old records available in the area.
    Also I have produced 300+ family trees showing many of the inter relationships with other families in the churchyard and the area.
    You can purchase the book via this web site – check at the top in the section “buy book”.
    If people buy my book I am happy to send them a much fuller tree than the outline which is presented in the book. The book is over a kilo in weight and I had added all my local knowledge of families it would be double the size!
    Dorothy

  28. Hi Dorothy
    I am so please that you have located them in St Patrick’s churchyard, If you could send me any information on them I would be most grateful ie. grave numbers, plan of graveyard etc.

    I never saw my granparents and have been trying to trace them for years now. I know he was a showman running old time amusements all over Ireland, I have copies of paper cuttings of shows at Down and Bushmills. He play under Sir Henry Wood at Queen’s Hall London and was the world’s champion tin-whistler having won the championship at Newport Isle of Wight.
    They both lived and die at Newbuildings North Ballymoney. If you would any more details I would be happy to help.
    PS could tell me when the new book is out ?
    Best regards
    Gary Dunn

  29. Hi Dorothy,
    I was very excited when I found out about your book and was delighted to find at least three names I am researching in the index.
    However, I am a bit nervous as one of the names I am researching is Smith/Symth. I have been trying to trace them in Australia, and feel I aged about 20 years trying to find them. Thomas Smith/Smyth married Sarah Clements in 1887 in Antrim. Thomas the son of Henry and Jean was (according to his Australian death certificate born in Scotland. Sarah daughter of James and mother unknown was born in Ireland. Their daughter (Mary Ann Smith) married a Joseph Donagh(e)y in Antrim before coming to Australia to join her family. All their surnames appear in the Burial Index. I am in a dilemma, do I purchase your book and hope they are the branch of the family I seek, or, not purchase your book and wonder if I they are the people I seek. There is a coincidence.
    Can you give me a hint that these might be the families I am looking for.
    Regards

    Kerrie

  30. What a lot of work! My names are Steen/Thompson,thomson. Alex T and Catherine S were married in Dervock circa 1840, went to USA 1871 after having children in Ireland, moving to Greenock for the wool trade, I think, and having one more daughter, Agnes Thompson, in that town in Scotland. I just would like to fill in some more names, so will order your book, gladly. Perhaps woolen mills were situated nearby, in Ireland.
    Jessica Thompson
    January 30, 2010

  31. I am amazed with all the great information you have put together. Would you be able to tell me the first name of the McElvery you have a record of? I am looking for the family of Daniel McElvery who came here to America in 1851. Thanks so much for your wonderful work!

  32. Hi Trish,
    I have three Daniel McIlreavy’s in my database who were born in the early 1800’s.
    The earliest families date from the 1750’s
    Dorothy

  33. hi dorothy i am from ballymoney co.antrim i have been living in dublin for over 40 years i am intersted in the mc.caw 246 and 267 my dad was william mc.caw died 18 august 1980 he is from armoy he was married to barbara neill would you know if my dad is buried in the grave yards you researched i am going to the north this coming saturday can i buy your book up there i will be in ballymoney and portrush many thanks keep up the good work

  34. dorothy, i am trying to find out if there are still open graves in ballymoney old grave yard . my father Frank Hargy told us many years ago that we were still able to bury in my grandfathers grave also called Thomas Hargy. could you please let me know if you know the answer or where i may possibly find out

  35. Dorothy,

    I am contacting you from the States; was born and reared in North Antrim.

    My grandmother (nee Ellen Rennie) from the Strone was married to a Robert Woodside, in the early 1900s. They had a son, also Robert.

    Ellen was left widowed when Robert died a few years later in Philadelphia. She had her tickets ready for the family unit to sail to join him when she was advised of his death. She remained in Ireland.

    Ellen later married a widower, James Morgan, from the Strone, in 1913 and had a daughter Jean (my mother) and a son Hugh. James had returned to Ireland from Canada to where he had earlier traveled with his six sons by his first marriage. All the sons remained (in Winnipeg).

    We know nothing of Robert Woodside’s lineage, cause of death in Philadelphia etc. and I am wondering if perhaps he may possibly be part of your family, and whether you might then have any information about him that you could possibly share.

    I understand that Robert emigrated to America possibly along with an uncle of Ellen Rennie, who would also have been from the Dervock area.

    If you are aware of any possible connection/information regarding same Robert Woodside, I would be most interested to hear about it.

    Many thanks.

  36. Dorothy,

    On reading your postings in more detail I find some interesting information from the email from Pat Berry 20 Sep 2009 (supra).

    I can tell Pat that the Robert Woodside living with the McGrath family in 1911 at Bellisle, was the son of Ellen (nee Rennie) and Robert (brother of Daniel). Mary McGrath was the married sister of Ellen Woodside and was rearing Ellen’s son while Ellen went out to work following the death of Robert in Philadelphia.

    Ellen later married widower James Morgan in Dervock (1913). Her son Robert, eventually also emigrated to Philadelphia with his wife. They had several children there, and both passed away there. I am in touch with the family. It seems both Rennies and Woodsides as well as McGraths emigrated to similar regions of the USA.

    If any of this is of interest to Pat Berry, please feel free to share my email contact information with him.

    I remain interested in knowing what may have caused Robert Woodside’s death at such a relatively young age in Philadelphia, and how his survivors may be linked to my family.

    Thanks again.

    Jim Scott

  37. Hello Dorothy
    I have just read the messages from Jim Scott and I would like you to pass on my email address to him as I am very interested in what he has mentioned.
    I have found more information on the Woodside’s since my last posting.
    Thanks
    Pat Berry in Australia

  38. TO JIM SCOTT:-

    Robert Woodside died on 17th February 1906 in Philadelphia of Typhoid Fever/Pneumonia. He was living at 8 East Palmer Street Philadelphia PA. He is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
    His son Robert went to USA in 1926.
    I have more information on this family.
    Please contact me.
    My email address is:-
    patriciaberry1938 at hotmail.com

    Pat

  39. Hello Dorothy,
    I was referred to you by Ballygal in reply to a thread I started in The Glens of Antrim Historical Society forum. In short, she said that you were the source most likely to have what I am looking for, which is graves of family/ancestors of Alexander McGowan who was born about 1781 in Ramoan Parish and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1807. Alexander McGowan is my g-g-g-g-grandfather, and I am looking for his roots back in Antrim. If you have any information, any possibilities, or can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it immensely! (I don’t see the surname McGowan in the index for your book, but have you come across it in your research?) Thank you, Doug McGowan in Tokyo Japan

  40. Hi Doug,
    There were quite a lot of McGowans in the Ramoan area in the 1800s. The name had several spelling variations. Can you give me any other information?
    Email directly to dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com

    Dorothy

  41. I am interested in the plot 510 that according to church register would be the burial place of a William John Trainor, death circa 1923. From the map I could not locate this plot, I believe it may not have a marker, but would love to able to locate it, anyhelp would be appreciated. Sean TT

  42. I just found out that my family is from Eden Townland Finvoy Parish County Atrim, I’m looking for any and all information, and pictures I thought maybe I’d find someone in this cemetery since it’s so close last name is Fanning or Edwards you’ve done a great job here 🙂

  43. Can you give me more specific information re your ancestors.
    Email me at dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com

    Dorothy

  44. in the blurb for this site, I see ‘Alex T married Catherine Steen circa 1841’ If this is Alex Thom(p)son and Catherine Steen in my family, they were married around 1821 or so; went to Greenock, Scotland and then on to the USA in 1871 on the ship COLUMBIA. I have my grandmother’s birth cert which shows above dates.

  45. Hello Dorothy from Oregon, USA,

    I am interested in the O’Toy, plot 323. Is there any more information available?

  46. If you email me directly on dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com with your query I may be able to help as I have a lot of miscellaneous info on the O’Toys.
    Dorothy

  47. I am interested in any available information on the McGarry gravesite # 354. My Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather David McGarry was from Ballymoney. Thank You

  48. Hi Richard – I already had the same request via Keith Beattie at Ballymoney Ancestry. If you email me some more details to dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com I will try and help. This grave has only the name McGarry but from records I have constructed a family tree of David McGarry and his family which is in my book.

  49. Dorothy,

    My grandfather, James Arlow married Fanny Campbell at the Parish Church on 25 December 1883. He died in Ballymoney on 29 August 1897, but I do know where he was buried. I have no record of his birth, which may or may not have been in Ballymoney.

    Do you have any records relating to my grandfather or any others from the Arlow family.

    reagrds

    Len

  50. Hi; would you know where Millquarter National School is/was? Also if there are any records still in existence such as at PRONI etc.
    Many thanks D

  51. Hi Dorothy, i am interested in the graves marked Neill. I am trying to locate my grandfathers grave. I think his first name was John but can’t be sure, surname Neill. I can vaguely remember going to his daughter’s house (my aunt)Barbara Neill in Ballymoney when he died approx 1979, so I’m assuming he is buried in Ballymoney. I also am not sure of his religion. He had 6 children who lived in a children’s home in Islandmagee. I believe he may have been born in Ballycastle, his wife died many years before him. If I can find him it may give me the link to finding my aunts and uncles. Many thanks.

  52. Hi Deborah, I have information on many Neill families around the area and have 13 John Neills in my database. Can you send me some more detail?
    Dorothy

  53. Unfortunately as his children were brought up in a home I really don’t have much to go on. I don’t even know what the daughter’s married names are and the whereabouts of most of the sons. The children’s first names where Billy, Phillip, Desmond, Leonard, Sheila and Barbara perhaps some of them may be on the gravestone. His wife I think was called Mary. She died of cancer about 1950 although I haven’t a clue where she is buried. Guesing Larne if that’s where the kids lived. All this is based on memory of when I was 6 years old. John, I believe died between May and end of Summer 1979 but more likely nearer May. I was told he died suddenly with burst appendix. Going by the age of his siblings back then ranging between 24-34 I’m guessing this man must’ve been quite young maybe late 50’s, early 60. I know this isn’t much to go on and is a long shot. Many thanks

  54. Hi Dorothy, I’m after any info on Robert & Jane (nee Young) Glass married 1877? and in the 1901 census at 11 Moneyleck Rasharkin. Cant get any further back. Any info in your book? Sounds like a great read anyway.

    Thanks
    George Glass
    Australia

  55. Hi George,
    I have some info on Glass families around Finvoy but nothing specifically on your Robert Glass. The Glass family in my book lived in Ballymoney and eventually all moved from the area. Let me know if you want more on the Finvoy family.
    Dorothy

  56. dorothy i am loking for the millar family andrew and his wife mary kirkpatrick they are on the census of 1911 with their family resided at house 25 ballybogy andrew and mary were married in 1890 they were presbyterian i would like to find out where andrews father john was from im lost at this peice of information mary and andrew had 8 children my grandfather thomas who was 10 in the census any information you could help with regarding moving on from andrew would be appreiciated thanking you very much i have heard that they left for canada thanks again much apprciated kenny

  57. Hi Dorothy, I have bought both of your excellent books and I see in the new graveyard one that the Cheatley family is buried there. I am trying to put as much information together on this family and when they arrived in Ballymoney. My mother who is 82 is the last surviving member. The graves in your book relate to my Great Grandfather, William John Cheatley (b.18/1/1871) and his family. What I would like to know is if you have any information on your data base regarding the earlier burials of the Cheatley family? The earlist date I have for a Cheately in Ballymoney is 1755,he was my GGGG Grandfather, he had two sons, Thomas (b.1787) who married a lady called Anne and they had a daughter Nancy (b.11/11/1809). His second son William (b.1792) was my GGG Grandfather. In 1814 he married a lady called Sarah (b.1798) they had seven children, after William’s death in 1855 his wife Sarah emigrated to America taking five of the girls leaving behind their daughter Margaret (b.18/2/1816) and son Samuel (b.1819) he was my GG Grandfather. Samuel married Mary Jane O’Hara in 1860, they had thrre children, William (b.1865 and died of whooping cough in 1869), William John, my GG Grandfather (b.18/1/1871 and died 10/1/1945) and Rosetta who died sometime during the 1950s in Belfast. Any help at all will be appreciated. I live locally and can call at the museum anytime if it suits.

  58. Hi Dorothy, I am interested in trying to find information about the death of Ann Jane Speers, nee Carmichael. Her husband William Speers died as a POW in 1918. She may have died about 1920 but I have been unable to verify this. Her last known address was Castle Street Ballymoney.

    Thanks

    Robert

  59. Hi Dorothy, I am interested in trying to find information about the death of Ann Jane Speers, nee Carmichael. Her husband William Speers died as a POW in 1918. She may have died about 1920 but I have been unable to verify this. Her last known address was Castle Street Ballymoney.

    Thanks

    Robert

  60. Hi Robert, I have had a quick look and haven’t found anything as yet. Will let you know if I find anything. I assume you know that her father was James? And where they got married?
    Dorothy

  61. My wife’s great great grandfsther is Robert Baird, appartently his son John was born in Ballyweany near Ballymoney. I am assuming Robert dies there. Can you tell me which book I should buy to get information on him? We live in Canada. Thank you.

  62. Apologies, dates might help, 1839 for the birth of John.
    Thinking abt 1814 for the birth of Robert, John & sons very much into the military (England)

  63. I have quite a lot of information on Baird’s of Ballyweaney but as yet can’t fit your John into what I have. It might help if I had a little more detail. On purchase of a book, I will send you my Baird research in detail.
    Dorothy

  64. we are looking for some info on J Fynes (fines ) he played football for the Ballymoney blues football team about 90years ago we think if there is any picture out there it would be nice to see them.
    Rgards
    William

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  66. Would love to hear of any information on Harts from Ballymoney. My Great Grandfather was John Hart, son of James Hart and Nancy Jane McAleese.
    We believe he also had a brother Samuel who settled in Scotland but of 2 other brothers who, according to family lore, went to the USA, the family heard no more.

  67. Kenny.. Thomas was related to me, my grandfather was Andrew Millar married to Sarah Lee living in the same place. Awaiting your reply .. Avril

  68. My great grandfather was Robert Cairns , born in Edinburgh and who died in October 1936 at Route Hospital. Last known address on certificate was Bendorragh road, Loughgille. He lived at 66 Castle Street Ballymoney re census. He was married to Mary Ann who had 3 children Margaret, Rosina and Mary who was my grandmother. My grandmother apparently was in a convent and left when she was 16 and come to England and met my grandfather. I would love to find any information regarding my family. It was a dying wish of my mums and her brothers last year, but I have hit a wall. Please could you please point me in the right direction. My great grandfather was a presbyterian as like the rest of the family. Many thanks, Denise

  69. Ask me on my email it is Lukewoodside1234567@gmail.com because i am a Woodside

  70. Hi Dorothy,I am directly related to the Moores of Dunluce which are related to the Moores of Kilraughts. If you could advise me of the book that would have this geneology I would like to purchase it Regards John Moore.

  71. Hi Dorothy, got your blog but I am not sure if this answers my question about getting your book on the Moores of Kilraughts. Regards John Moore.

  72. Hi John, If you buy a book from me – I then send you the info from my book in more detail. The Moore families in Ballymoney Churchyard are interconnected with the Kilraughts and the Dunluce Moores. I have just finished my book on Derrykeighan Old Churchyard and I am about to start on Old Kilraughts. Dorothy

  73. Hi Dorothy, I would certainly be interested in the Moores of Kilraught. I have read that we are connected to Captain Alexander Mure b.1618 d. 1648. His son supposedly is Archibald Moore. I am looking for Mrs Mure and what happened to her. Father was Sir William Mure of Rowallan. Regards John Moore.

  74. Hi Dorothy, if I bought your book now would it cover the information on the Moores in the Old Ballymoney Grave yard or should I wait for your new book? What is the cost for the book and mailing and where do I send the money-order? Regards ,John Moore.

  75. Can you email me at dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com so I can send you details privately? Dorothy

  76. Hi Dorothy, e-mailed you at dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com and could not get through. Maybe you could e-mail me at my address. Regards John Moore.

  77. Just found your site and on a little ray of hope would like to know if the mc fall grave in Derrykeighan old cemetary is a possible lead for me. annabelle eliza copeland was born in ballymoney co antrim on 4/2/1872 but i don’t think the family lived there for any length of time. The remote connection would be that her mother Jane (Agnew), went to be with her grandmother Anne Copeland (nee mc Fall) who was a widow. This is an extremely long shot! Thanks for the help you give and I wish you continued success. sally copelad

  78. Hi Dorothy, John Moore here. Not sure what Sally Keogh would be in connection with the Moores in Ballymoney graveyard. I received an e-mail from her.Regards John Moore.

  79. I remember an old black and white photograph of my great grandmother sitting outside, I think of a large cave face. My grandfather bill Crawford was born there in the late 1800s. Interested in book. Regards. Doug hannan

  80. Dorothy I have contacted you previously but you did not seem to have the info I requested. When doing the graveyard ajoined to Ballymoney COI did you find, at the back of the church, an unmarked grave for Arthur Fleming. He was the husband of my grandfather’s sister Bessie (nee McKay)
    Thank you
    Noreen Kirkpatrick

  81. Noreen- I have checked St. Patrick’s burials and Arthur Fleming doesn’t seem to be listed. Some members of his family are there but not him. He may have got buried in Bangor where he was living for a time. I do have more information on him. Dorothy

  82. Hello from Manitoba Canada: I am interested in your book Dorothy, I would also like to add that I am a Moore link from this area.
    thank you for the site
    Toni (Ireland) Raugust of Canada

  83. Hi Dorothy, John Moore here , curious about the Moore from Manitoba. Are they linked with us ? Moores of Priestland? I know of one family from back East in Canada. I would give my e-mail to them. Regards John Moore.

  84. I am interested in the Mitchell that you have listed in the Old Graveyard. I have found three coopers in Ballymoney in the Mitchell family before 1800. They were Presbyterians and many left before 1736 either with the MacGregors or the Caldwell family. My ancestor, Daniel Mitchell b. 1724 married Mary Caldwell in the USA afterward. She was the daughter of a John Caldwell, the Presbyterian minister. He led a group of people from Delaware to Pennsylvania to North Carolina then on into Virginia and Kentucky. It is also rumored that because they were dissenters they tended to stay near Quaker families to ward off religious intolerance. I am looking for any information at all before 1736. Thank you for your time.

  85. Hello Tdmitchell
    Can you tell me if you have a Sally Ann Mitchell from Carnmullagh & a James McGregor from Ballintoy who married in 1851 in Ballymoney.
    There was a Margaret McGregor who married a Thomas McCaughan in 1881 in Ballymoney. They were living in Moyarget. They emigrated a short time later to New York, USA. where their daughter Mary married a Frank Dillon in New York.
    I am trying to determine if this Margaret McGregor is the daughter of Sally Ann Mitchell or Sarah Redmond who married another James McGregor.
    Regards
    Pat Berry

  86. Hi Patricia,
    I have quite a lot of information on McGregor families in the N. Antrim area. I will email soon. Dorothy

  87. Hello Dorothy
    I have received your message. Looking forward to your email.
    Pat

  88. I have quite a bit of information on Mitchell and Caldwell families in Ballymoney. I have several Caldwells married to Mitchells in my database. Unfortunately there are few records in the area dating back to the early 1700s.

  89. Hello Patricia,
    My line of Mitchells came much earlier. In the 1700s, Presbyterians did not come via New York. They were not tolerated and could have been imprisoned. My records indicate that my line landed in Newcastle, Delaware abt 1718. I am working with another researcher to see how all these Mitchell’s connect. To date, we have not found the common thread.

    Hello Dorothy,
    I would be interested in seeing what you do have available on the Mitchell/Caldwell lines. The continued intermarriage of these families in the States may prove something.

    Have a great day!

  90. Hi Dorothy. John Moore here . How is your book coming? I am looking for Captain Charles Moore oldest son of Captain Alexander Mure . He was born anound 1646 and moved to Armagh. Where he died ? Do you have any connections in Armagh burial ground?

  91. I am very interested in the Bennett’s, Kane’s and Taylor’s are you able to assist?

  92. If they are from the N. Antrim area, I am sure I will be able to help. Email me at dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com with more specific dates and names.
    Dorothy

  93. Today I found a copy of a letter of dismission dated April 17, 1718,Ballymony for William Bryan and Margaret Bryan. There are twelve signators. Of course, this is a photocopy which my grandfather, Enoch Albert Bryan, got from the August 20, 1924, issue of “The Christian Observer.”

    Are you interested?

    Harriet Hill Alexander

  94. Hi Dorothy

    Please can you help find my family before my father goes. My father was born on 9/1/46 in coleraine an shortly after in April 1946 was gave up for adoption. His mother was called jessie Kelly of 3 Antrim Gardens,Portrush where she lived with her mother an sisters in 1946 an is the address on my fathers adoption certificate. Her father Robert John Kelly who was a postman on the 1911 census an was 34yrs old, he lived with the family at 101 Causeway street, Portrush. Her mother Ellen Kelly in 1911 was 33yrs old, sisters Margaret Kelly was 5, Rachel Kelly 4 months old. Her brothers Joseph Kelly was 7yrs old, James Kelly was 6yrs old, Robert John Kelly was 3 yrs old, and Frederick Kelly was 2 yrs old. Them details are off the 1911 census form which had them down as being methodist but we believe they where Presbyterian.
    Jessie Kelly named my father Patrick O’Hara Kelly which we find strange an believe this possibly could be his fathers name. She is buried in ballywilliam grave yard in a family plot with some of her brothers an sisters which we have found an visited but can find no trace of her parents burial. We have asked for the help of the minister there but as yet he has not replied. Most of her brothers an sisters remained unmarried an we believe she was around 86yrs old at the time of her death an was the youngest daughter. She apparently worked as a cook in a children’s home in Portrush/Portstewart. We have been unable to trace any family members an would love if you could offer us any help of how we can find more information on the family an if there is any family we can find.

    My father is in ill health an i would love nothing more than to find some of his family to see if anyone can give him more details or a photo of his mother. We have been searching now 10yrs an no further. Social services told dad when he first asked them to help him find his mother that she died from dementia in a private care home in the Portstewart area which is now closed. When i rang the home before it closed they said they had no record of a jessie kelly but had a Rachel kelly an yet again they never got back to us with further information an are now closed down.

    No matter where we turn no one seems to want to help us. I have a friend who found most of this out through her father in law an he was able to tell us there was a Helen Kelly who come from England to Jessie’s funeral but have been unable to trace her also. He thinks she was a daughter of one of the girls but we think that is not so an is a daughter of one of the sons maybe. The funeral was around 2004-2006 an this lady was believed to be around 35-40 yrs old so could have been a granddaughter even.

    Any help would be amazing

    Donna

  95. Donna, Please provide your contact information so that I can provide you with feedback from persons living in Portrush who know/knew your family members. Many thanks. Jim Scott

  96. I am a niece of Jessie.As a family we knew nothing about this.
    My phone no is 02890626378.
    Jacqueline Kelly

  97. looking my grandad’s grave who i think was burried here in 1987/1988 his name is huge mc dermott ?????

  98. I know of no McDermotts buried in Kilraughts Old Churchyard. I would need more information to do a search but it would be easier to contact local undertakers or check the local newspapers. Dorothy

  99. Hi Jacqueline an Jim Scott i am so pleased to finally get some further information on my fathers birth family. I have gave my father Jacqueline’s phone number which he has called today but no answer an has left a voice call message asking her to contact him. His name is Geordie Mack (George Desmond Mack). I am excited to hear from use to see if we can get some further information on his mother’s life which we understand no one ever knew she had gave birth to my dad sad but true giving the period in which he was born. Dad had hoped someone knew of him an would have been able to tell him about his birth mother an if ever spoke of him. We had hoped even a photo of her for family resemblance an never in a million years did we ever think we would find any family members. Thank you for replying you don’t know how much this means to us to finally find family an friends of my dads birth mother Jessie. You can contact me by email if wish at donnagregge@icloud.com or by phone on 07714442889.

    Thank you for your help an we wait patiently to hear from you

    Donna x

  100. I forgot to add i had changed email address so never got the notification of replies to my post an only discovered both replis yesterday 26-1-15. Looking forward to a reply x

  101. Jim Scott can you contact me please with further information you said you could give me on Jessie Kelly an her family?

    Donna

  102. Donna, Please contact me at the email address I have provided. I have a contact that appears to be connected.

  103. Hi Jim where do I find your email address?

  104. My email is donnagregge@icloud.com Jim

  105. Hi Dorothy
    I’d value your help with my Antrim Ramsays! Sisters Charlotte Whiteside Ramsay (b: about 1853), Jane (b: about 1848) and Sarah (about 1863) claim to be from Loughguile. I have no parent’s names. All described as protestant – Presbyterian or independent.
    Any advice would be great.
    Thanks
    Joy

  106. Hi Dorothy, I have e-mailed PayPal as to the procedure for paying for the book. They should be getting back to me. John Moore 

  107. Hi Joy, I might be able to help. What other information do you have on the Ramsay family? Email me on dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com for costs.
    Dorothy

  108. Hi Dorothy

    i am trying to trace the burial of a John McComb who died in Ballymoney about 30 years ago. He may have lived at Gate End or Castle Street Ballymoney for a time.

    Any pointers as to where he may be buried would be appreciated.

    Robert Magill

  109. Sorry – I don’t any burial records for more recent deaths. The most obvious cemetery is Knock Road. Have you tried writing to them. Dorothy

  110. Thanks for this.

    Robert

  111. Hi Dorothy,
    I have been , for a long time, attempting to trace my late husband’s, Douglass ancestors. I now believe that they were Scot- Irish and came to America about 1717. I have found a will of a Patrick Douglass, who died in Londonderry, NH, USA March 15, 1773 and in part of his will he left the”produce of land” that he owned and I think monies (as stated in said will) (“I give & bequeath for those of the Poor of the Parish of Ballmoney and Sinvey in the County of Antcion and Kingdom of Ireland) He also had provisions for money to be sent annually to be dvided amongst the poor of said parishes. I do not know that this will was enacted: however, since I have just found this website and found the Douglass name in Ballymony Old Church Graveyard Book, I was wondering if you had any information on the Douglass’ or if you could advise who I could contact for family genealogy. Any help you could give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Roberta Douglas

  112. Hi Roberta, I have some information on several Douglas families in N. Antrim. Unfortunately there are few records existing for the 18th century. Email me at dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com

  113. Hello, I am looking for information on Alexander Gillen who married Eliza Murphy in Derrykeighan 29 March, 1847. He was born about 1817 and I believe is the son of Felix. DO you have any info on this family that would make this matter worth following up?
    Thank you,
    Aaron

  114. I can confirm that Alexander’s father was Felix and Eliza’s father was John. I think Alexander had a brother called Felix which I have some information. Email me at dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com

  115. For anyone researching their family tree in Northern Ireland, Dorothy’s books are fantastic resource. I am in Australia, so they are very, very handy for me. When I find a name that I think might be part of my tree, I just email Dorothy and she lets me know if she has found a connection with my tree. If they are a part of my tree, she will email me the details. My family came from Dervock and surrounds. Dorothy and her books have been a very helpful resource for me. I love your work Dorothy and you are a star 🙂
    Margaret

  116. I am looking for the parents of John Baird b 1839 in Ballyweaney near Ballymoney, he first serve in the armed forces in Ireland, then in Great Britian, he married Emma Jane Adams in 1874 in Dublin, he resided in Plumstead, Kent prior to his death in 1920.
    I live in Canada, name is Phil. My e-mail is papasputer@lve,com

  117. I am interested in finding out about Henry McCaughy and family

  118. Can you be more specific rather than just a name? Approx dates, place of birth etc? Dorothy

  119. To follow up on my John Baird post May 21st,
    The e-mail should read papasputer@live.com
    My apologies.

  120. It would be helpful if I had more information on your John Baird. Email me on dorothy@ballymoneygraveyard.com and I will try and help.
    Dorothy

  121. […] Grave Indices | Ballymoney Graveyards – Hi Dorothy. Came across this website tonight (or rather this morning!). I came over to Northern Ireland to search for clues for a Jane Weir and James Bell who married … […]

  122. Hi Dorothy, I wonder if you could help me please. Do you have any Keirs/Keers, Doyle, or Mcfaull/McFaul/McFall, mccahon/mcaughey information please?

    Thank you

  123. You were in touch with me several years ago. I possibly have more information on your family. email me at dorothy@ballymoney graveyard.com
    Dorothy


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