Ballyeaston-(copied from Lewis 1837)

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Ballyeaston-(copied from Lewis 1837)

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Topographical Dictionary of Ireland

with historical and statistical descriptions 1837

by Samuel Lewis


BALLYEASTON, a district parish, in the barony of UPPER ANTRIM county of ANTRIM and province of Ulster, on the road from Ballyclare to Lame; containing with the post-town of Ballyclare and the grange of Doagh, 5892 inhabitants. It consists of the ancient parishes of Ballycor and Rashee, comprising, according to the Ordnance survey, 13,790 and a half statute acres ; about one-half of which are arable. The village, which is 1 and a half Irish mile (N.) from Ballyclare, is situated at the junction of several roads, near the Six-mile-water, and in 1831 contained 61 houses. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Connor, and in the patronage of the Prebendary of Carncastle : the income of the curate is £103. 1. 6 and a half per ann., of which £69. 4. 7 and a half arises from tithe, £13. 6. 11. is added by the prebendary, and £20 from Primate Boulter's fund. The church was erected in 1786. There is neither glebe-house nor glebe. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Carrickfergus and Lame. There are four places of worship for Presbyterians ; one in connection with the Synod of Ulster, of the first class ; one with the Presbytery of Antrim, of the second class; one with the Seceding Synod, also of the second class ; and one for Covenanters, which is open every alternate Sunday. There are four schools, in which are about 140 boys and 90 girls; also nine pay schools, in which are about 160 boys and 110 girls.

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