Taken from OS Memoirs-Larne and Islandmagee 1833/5/6

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Taken from OS Memoirs-Larne and Islandmagee 1833/5/6

Post by irishgen » 15 Oct 2003, 11:42

This information was orginaly supplied to one of My Co. Antrim Lists by
Pat Banks
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<tencreek@iinet.net.au>

Parish of Islandmagee - longevity.
Thomas NEILSON died in 1815 aged 84 years.
Robert COLVILLE died in 1838 aged 90 years
Margaret HEANEY still alive aged 88 years
Mary LONG still alive aged 87 years.

Parish of Islandmagee - lives lost by Drowning
The following persons have lost their lives by drowning, belonging to
IslandMagee since 1815, all seafaring men and fishing men.
John DAFF, Peter McKEEN, David CORRY, William KENNY, Robert ISNER,
Andrew McNEELY, John McCALMONT, Thomas CAMPBELL, James McKEEN, Samuel
SMITH, Thomas WILSON, John ROSS Senior (or John Ross SENIOR), Thomas
MANN, William ARTHURS, Robert McTEER, John McMULLAN, William HILL,
William KANE, Thomas MAGOWAN, John DONALDSON, Jon HOY, Robert Thomas
NEILSON, Robert McCALMONT, William DONALD, Robert McCREADY, Daniel
McCAHERTY, James GILLILAND, Thomas BRACKINRIDGE, James BRANNAN, James
MATEER, James WILSON, William WILSON, Robert SMITH, John SMITH, Robert
McCLELLANT, Thomas TEMPLETON, John ROBINSON, James TEMPLETON on his way
to America, Henry MURPHY, Hugh ORR, James ORR, John NEILSON, John
McNEILY, Thomas ALEXANDER, James MANN, John FERGUSON, Samuel ROSS voyage
to America, John ROSS, Thomas ROSS, James MANN, Robert DICK the last
four also on a voyage to America. The last persons lost were William
MATEER, John PENNY, Richard KANE with about 5 or 6 others.

In the Appendix:

Longevity -
Hugh MATIER died in 1836 at the advanced age of 104.
Thomas REID died in 1832 at the age of 93 years
William BRENNAN died in 1837 at the age of 88 years, without issue.
Robert COLVILLE died in 1838 at the age of 90 - 2 children.
Thomas NIELSON died 1815 aged 84, had 9 handsome children!!
Mary LONG alive aged 87 years. Has 3 children and enjoys good health.
Margaret HEANEY, alive aged 88 years, a healthy woman and had 5
daughters and 4 sons. Information given by Rev. James SMITH, rector,
1st October 1839.

Witchcraft -
Witchcraft began about 1710-1711.
Accusors - Rev David ROBB curate of the parish, Rev Robert Sinclair,
Presbyterian Minister, John MANN and Reynold LEATH, Presbyterian elders.

Accused - Janet LISTON, Elisabeth SILLOR, Janet CARSON, Catherine
McCALMONT, Janet MAIN, Janet LATIMER, Jane MILLAR, Margaret MITCHEL, all
Presbyterians.
Victims - Mary DUNBAR, old Mrs HATTRIDGE, Robert SINCLAIR then
Presbyterian Minister of the Parish.
Witnesses - John SMITH, John BLAIR, James BLYTHE, Rev William OGILVEY,
Rev. Mr SKEVINGTON, William FENTON, William HATLEY, Charles LENNON, John
WILSON, Hugh WILSON, Hugh DONALDSON, Mrs HATTRIDGE, Rev. Patrick ADAIR,
Rev. James COBHAM, Patrick FERGUSON, James EDMONSTON, Mr JAMESON.

Accused found guilty of witchcraft crimes against the body of Mary
DUNBAR. Sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and to be pilloried 4 times.

Judge UPTON and Mr Justice McCARTNEY presided.
(If anyone wants the gruesome details email me privately!!) Information
was obtained from John MAGILL (if only he was mine!!), Hugh and John
LAFFERTY, William WILSON, William BLAIR, Alex THOMPSON and Robert HILL.

Emigration -
List of persons who have emigrated from the parish during years 1836 and
1838. ( Only the first person named left in 1836, all the others left in
1838).
Charlotte SAUNDERSON, 20, Covenanter, no trade, no capital, from Gransha
to New York.
Thomas ENGLISH, 50, farmer, Jane GILBERT 42, no trade, nancy GILBERT,
54, no trade, Ellen GILBERT, 24, no trade, Thomas GILBERT, 5636, farmer,
Thomas GI;LBERT Jnr, 12, farmer, Samuel COHEY, 36, farmer, Eliza ESTLER
8, Margaret ESTLER, 6, Jane COHEY, 1, John PARKER, 56, farmer, Mary
PARKER, 28 no trade, Sally PARKER, 5, Anne PARKER, 20, no trade, Agnes
COHEY, 36, no trade, all Presbyterians without capital, from Portmuck to
Quebec, 12th October 1839.

Annual migration to Glasgow, Scotland:
Henry HUGHES, 30 Andrew LOWES, 30, Andrew HUNTER 26, William DOFF, 24,
John GREER, 30, James McMURTHRY, w8, all Presbyterian Labourers, no
capital, from Cloughfin.
Robert TEMPLETON, 38, Presbyterian, blacksmith, no capital, from
Ballylumford.
John McILGORRAN, 50 Roman Catholic, David GORDON, 25, Established
Church, George MUNGLE, 22, Presbyterian, Samuel FEENY, 22 Presbyterian,
Patrick CREIGHTON, 28 Presbyterian, James DOFF, 19, Presbyterian, all
labourers, no capital, from Ballylumford.
Ann LAIRD, 18, William MORELAND, 38, Thomas Brackirridge McCAULEY, 17,
William STUART, 25, Mary LAIRD, 20, all Roman Catholics, labourers, no
capital, from Gransha.

Emigration in 1839
John HARVEY, 20, tailor, no capital, from Drumagurland townland, Matty
McCAULEY, 25, no capital, Mary OPARKER, 30 years, no capital, Mary
PARKER Jnr, 8, no capital: all Presbyterians , to Quebec.

Parish of Iislandmagee
Names of Families interred in Island Magee -
Names of families interred in the burial grounds in the parish of Island
Magee and others now residing in it.

Ballykeel burial ground:
BAIRD, BLAIR, BOYLE, BRENNAN, BRYNAN, BRACKENRIDGE, ALLAN, COLVIN,
FARRES, FARIES, GRAUGHAN, HAMILTON, HOWLES, HILL, KAIN, KINKAID, LINN,
LONG, MACauley, McMURTRY, McDOWALL, MITCHELL, NEILSON, NEEPER, ROSS,
REID and THOMPSON.

Ballypriormore burian ground;
ADAMS, BROWN, CAMPBELL, DONALDSON, GRAHAM, McCLELLANT, McMEEKAN,
SINCLAIR, WILSON, ALLAN, BLAIR, CATHCART, DAVIS, HILL McCALMONT, NEEPER,
STAFFORD, TEMPLETON, ADAIR, BOYLE, CUNNINGHAM, FARRIES, HAMILTON,
McMURTRY, NEILSON, THOMPSON, BARR, BOLE, CLARK, FERGUSON, HUNTER,
MONTGOMERY, READ, WOODS, TEMPLETON BRADFORD.

There is also a burial ground attached to St.John's Church in Low Road.
I have "Gravestone Inscriptions" County Antrim, volume 1 - Islandmagee
if anyone finds a family name and would like to know the details.

There were a great number of burial grounds in Islandmagee but only
three being used when the memoirs were written. Knowledge of the others
came about, presumably, when farmers were ploughing and unearthed lots
of bones and silver coins of various reigns. No trace of monumental
inscriptions or even coffins.

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Re: Taken from OS Memoirs-Larne and Islandmagee 1833/5/6

Post by shwb01 » 04 Aug 2009, 19:01

I am looking for relatives of William Aiken, Mill Bay Island Magee, 1722-01/04/1794

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