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red mail Robert Redmond
Any info about Robert Redmond of Broughshane and Ballymena. Born 1901. Mother Lizzie. Married 1923 to Mary Carlton. Robert died about 1931. No trace of death but he was buried in Broughshane 1st Presbyterian. I have no idea of why/ what he died of and would like to know why he died so young. He left a wife and two young children.
red mail Hall of Ballymena 1826
The Hall family of Ballymena, son Hugh Hall born 1826, left Ireland in the 1860s and married an Irish woman Jane Tosh in New Zealand in 1868. Hall might have had a brother born 1825, his father might have been John, but that is speculation. The family farmed in rural southern NZ in the 1870s, raised a family of six.
red mail Mary Waugh William Carson
I am searching for any information on my ggg-grandparents Mary Waugh and William Carson. William was born in 1801 prob. in Ballymena and died July 1, 1879 in Ballymena. Mary was born in 1806 prob. in Ballymena and died Dec. 3, 1899 in Ballymena. They were married around 1845 and had 5 children: Thomas, Eveline, Jane, Bella, and Mary. Jane is my gg-grandmother and Married Francis McGhee (Magee).
red mail Bell/hoy
I am looking for Parents of William Bell, 1831, and Jane Hoy, 1836, both from Connor,Antrim. I think William's father was John Bell. ( mother, Mary?). Parents of Jane, (Matthew and Mary??) No place/date of birth of parents. Children of William and Jane:- Robert, martha, James, Janet and John. William and Jane came to Scotland before 1890. Their daughter, Martha, my grandmother, married William Lochrie. Any help appreciated. Thank you.
red mail bell family
I am looking for info on the Bell family from Ballymena. Martha Bell, 1871-1944,my Grandmother, came over to Scotland With het father William Bell and his wife, Jane Hay/Hoy/Howie. I am looking for william and his wife jane's d.o.b. I know nothing about william or jane, but i have heard jane's parenys were james hoey and mary mccracken, but i am hitting a brick wall
red mail William Huston, wife Esther (Parke)
I am looking for anyone who may know any information on this couple and their daughter Jane Huston. As in if they have any family still in Ireland.
red mail ALLEN, JOHN
My Great Great Grandmother was named Frances (Fanny) Elizabeth Allen, born 1858. Father John Allen, Crebilly (aka Craigbilly Bog). Married James McCullough at Belfast 1877, Witnesses Thomas Allen & Agnes Allen. First child born 1879 Crebilly registered by Nancy Allen died aged 3 days. Five further children named Frederick, James Francis, Lilly, Walter, Martha (Meta). Fanny had a relative (cousin?) Mrs Burns lived Ballymena. Information requested about Father, Mother, Siblings,and/or other relatives please.
red mail William John FENTON & Jane WYLIE
I am searching for information regarding descendants or living relatives of William John FENTON (1895 - 1983) and Jane WYLIE (1899 - 1979) who married in Ballymena, County Antrim in 1920. Their children were Mollie Mary FENTON (1922 - 2012), Marjorie FENTON (1923 - 2006) and William FENTON (???? - ????) who may still be alive. If you are a relative of William or have any information on the family please get in touch. Thank you.
red mail John FALCONER & Mary WYLIE
I am searching for information regarding descendants or living relatives of John FALCONER (1885 - ????) and Mary WYLIE (1885 - 1958) who married in Ballymena, County Antrim in 1911. They had a son named John (Jack) FALCONER born c1915-1925. If you are a relative of John or have any information on the family please get in touch. Thank you.
red mail Margaret Jane MOORE
To interested Moore's ... On 18Apr1879, an illegitimate baby girl named Margaret Jane Moore was born to Mary. Margaret Jane was my grandmother. The information I have about her is minimal. She claimed to have gone to work in a factory when she was 7 years old, as a seamstress, saved her money to purchase passage on a ship from Belfast(?) to the USA when she was in her early 20s. I don't know if she was born in Ballymena, however in her possessions there were several references to Ballymena, County Antrim. I have a photo of a young woman named Etta, on the back of the photo is written, "This is from your mother." Another photo is of another young woman with "To Aunt Maggie" written on the back. Etta's photo is from Youngs Photographer, Ballymena. She claimed to be protestant, Presbyterian. As a "bastard child" as she referred to herself, was she and possibly her mother, in a charity house? Searches in the past 15 years have not yielded any information. If any of this information strikes a chord with you, I would like very much to hear from you. If any of you have any information for further deeper research I would like to have that information also. Gratefully, Mary Ellen
red mail BARCLAY
Robert Barclay family lived in Ballymena in latte 1800s and in the 1900s. Robert Barclay co-owned "Barclay & Crawford" drapers on Church St. in Ballymena. Florence Barclay (nee Curtis) was his wife. At least two of their sons, William and Fred emigrated to N. America. A daughter, Marjorie was married to a Christopher Bush who wrote novels and they lived in England and the Isle of Man. Another son, George, Harold lived in England.
red mail Gilmour in Co Antrim
Looking for information on A.Gilmour in Ballymena and another in Ballyclare in 1936. They were both invited to my father's wedding in Belfast. He is the grandson of the Alexander Gilmour buried in Ballyeaston 2nd Pres church in 1909. Both the latter and his father taught in National Schools. His father Thomas taught at the NS in Clattery Nows at some stage. My father, Alexander, married a Walker from Antrim who was related to the Storey family of the Greenhill farm near the Battery on the Ballymena to Larne road. Any information on any of the Gilmours would be welcome. Alistair
red mail William HOUSTON Ballymena County Antrim
I am trying to locate records for William HOUSTON who lived in or near Ballymena and emigrated to the USA with John HOUSTON and John's wife and children in the year 1803. The only information I have is from the passenger manifest of the ship Wilmington, which departed from Belfast on July 6, 1803, bound for New York city. The manifest records John's age as 30 and his wife's as 27. I hope to find birth or baptismal records for my ancestor William HOUSTON who was either 2 or 12 years old when they departed, and also for his older brother Samuel, and a third brother whose name remains unknown. I am trying to find out who was William HOUSTON's father and mother and so continue to trace my family line.
red mail William Currie and Jane Carson
We are looking for any information on William Robert CURRIE and wife Jane CARSON. They had 3 sons, George born 1918, William R , 1920 and Archie Ingram 1921. I believe Jane's parents were George and Sarah GRAHAM CARSON. Archie Ingram CURRIE was my father and passed away in 2005. We believe Jane CURRIE predeceased her husband William Robert CURRIE, in 1923. He then remarried and had two more Children, Richard(Dick) and Ethel. William Robert CURRIEpassed mid 1950s.
red mail Reid Wyllie
I am looking for information on my gg gran and grandad John Reid and Jane Wyllie who were married on January 31st 1849 in Ballymena. I would like to know who their parents and brothers and sisters were. Thanks for your time
red mail Agnes Carson - Ballymena
Duffin Carson married Jane Andrews and their children were Jane - married John Beatty, Matilda b 20/1/1820, Robert married Jane Carson daughter of John Carson married 20/11/1847 , Elizabeth b 22/7/1823, William b 9/3/1826 married Mary Jane Rankin, Martha b 20/1/1827 married Andrew Johnston , Agnes b 22/12/1829, Isabella b 11/6/1830 & John b 9/7/1832 - any details of this family would be appreciated please - related to Robert Carson & Jane Carson
red mail WATT/YOUNG Mary
My G-grandfather Robert Coates Young (Scotland) married Mary Watt (DOB 8/31/1869 in Ballymena County, Antrim, Ireland) in 1890. Her mother was Sarah (nee Ritchie) Watt, father was John Watt and they married on 5/11/1860. I'm also looking for ANY information on Maria (Mary) Vance also from Ireland, but I don't know where. She had a younger sister Margaret (Maggie) both girls left for Scotland in their late teens/early 20's. Their father was George Vance, mother Mary Nee Wilkinson. I believe Maggie Wilkinson was born in or around 1873 and Maria around 1869. Any information/relation would be greatly appreciated. Maria married Alexander Gemmell in Scotland on July 6th 1892. They had 3 children. After the 3rd child was born in around 1901, Maria took the baby and returned to Ireland. No one knows of her since then.
red mail STEELES of MOBOY
My ancestor WILLIAM STEELE was from MOBOY, County Antrim, He was born in 1825 and married in Portgenone Presbyterian Church in 1845. Later he and his wife moved to north of Cullybackey.
red mail McKervill
Looking for any information on the McKervill family in Ballymena. They were possibly butchers in the early 1800's. In particular a Mary who married William Ross. Possibly spelled differently.
red mail Mann
I have been researching Mann family for some years, but cannot get any background on Samuel Mann b 1806 in Ballymena, Co. Antrim. Perhaps his parents are William Mann and Jane Fletcher, but I have not proved this yet. Samuel was a shoemaker in business, and was a Freemason, but was tried in Dublin for cattle stealing and transported to Australia in 1833 on Royal Sovereign, for life. The following year, 1834 his wife Elizabeth Beggs came to Australia on Royal Saxon with three children William 5, Margaret 3 and Jane 1 and settled in Sydney, Australia. Samuel, on arrival in Sydney, was indentured to a shoemaker, John Smith. Samuel was eventually granted pardon. He died in Sydney 1876. I have all family from there to present day. If anyone can help with early details I would be very grateful. Marjorie
red mail McNeilly/ Mcguigan Sarah
I am looking for details on Sarah Mcneilly Born 7 dec 1867. She married Thomas Ewin McGuigan, they had 11 children and migrated to Queensland Australia.Her mother was Sarah Kennedy her father was William John mcGuigan. I think she was born on Whitsides corner Randalstown Ballymena.I wonder if anyone has any photos or information to share.
red mail McAllister-McVicker-Mcherly
Looking for information on John McAllister born 5 Feb 1805, wife Ann McVicker, son John McAllister, II, his wife Ellen McHerly, born 1824. John, II, had siblings James, Samuel, Rachel, and Hannah.
red mail Thomas Erwin 1844 - 1893
I am looking for any information about my great grandfather Thomas Erwin who was a stationer and photographer working from 75/76 Church Street, Ballymena in the 1880s and early 1890s. I believe he died in Oct 1893 and is buried in Ballymena new cemetery. He married Mary (or Marie) Davidson in 1870 and they had 5 children, May, William, Thomas, Edith and Arthur. All the children emigrated to either South Africa or Canada. Thomas had a brother called Moses. Are any of his descendants still around? Also any clue as to why my grandfather was called Thomas Crawford Erwin when all his siblings middle name was Davidson?
red mail TURK, Robert & Wife Margaret
I am looking for any information on Robert Turk, born about 1690 in Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland. He died on 17 Nov 1772 in Augusta County, Virginia, USA. He married Margaret about 1712 in N. Ireland. Margaret was born about 1694 in Antrim, Ireland. She died on 24 Sep 1772 in Augusta County, Virginia, USA. Their children were Jane Turk, John Turk, Ann Turk, Thomas Turk, Sr., James Turk (who was born in 1719 in Antrim, Ulster province, N. Ireland. He died in 1803 in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA), William Turk (who was born about 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and died before 1772 in Antrim, Ulster, N. Ireland), and Samuel Turk I. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.....Glenda
red mail Hunter and Elliot
My gg grandfather Alexander Hunter married an Esther (I think) Elliot, probably around 1855/ 56, just before my grandfather Joseph Hunter was born in Ballymena about 1857. My gg grandparents Alexander and Esther remained in Northern Ireland I think, while my grandfather moved to Scotland. Does anyone know any way of tracing my gg grandparents birth certificates, marriage certificate or death certificates and my g grandfather Joseph's birth certificate? Grateful for any help or advice on this. Laura
red mail Jane Surgeoner, Ballymena
Looking for any information on the Surgeoner family of Ballymena. I have seen it spelled various way: Surginer, Surgoner,etc. Jane Surgeoner was born in apr. 1860, father James. Married Andrew Ross in apr. 1883 in Ballymena, died in 1892. Had children: Robert, William and John. Would like to know where she was born and anything possible on her parents/family.
red mail Ross Family in Antrim
I am looking for any information on William Ross, born apr. 1800-1810. He married Mary McKervill and was a butcher on Castle Street and Coach Entry in Ballymena. They had children: Robert in apr. 1833, their first child, my relative, as well as John, Hugh, Andrew, Catherine. It is believed he may have come from the surrounding area and became a butcher through her family business. I have been unable to find a marriage certificate for him and Mary or any other records for William or Mary. I would like to find his origin and parents.
red mail DUTCH
Looking for any c1900's BANFIELD's (earlier, and later) - Maurice Stanley Dutch was manager of the NAAFI in Ballymena in 1942 He died 2 years later in Bristol of Kidney failure. Any info of Maurice or life in the NAAFI would be wonderful
red mail Annie Mooney from Ballymena
I am looking for any information on my great great grandmother Annie Mooney from Ballymena. She came to Australia and married William Morris in March 1857 in St Peter's Church of England Campbelltown NSW. They had at least five children, Caroline, Rachel, Adelaide, Thurza and William Henry my great grandfather.
red mail Magahay
Probably emmigrated to Canada about 1800. His son was a Robert Magahay born 1833 in Canada.
red mail Robert CARSON or Duffin MURRAY
Robert CARSON is the father of Duffin CARSON b 11.2.1851 who married Elizabeth MURRAY her father was Duffin MURRAY - marriage date 9.8.1873 Presbyeterian Church, Wellington Street, Ballymena. Their children were Margret, Jane, Annie, Robert (my g grandfather)Elizabeth, Sara, Mary/May Any details appreciated
red mail Seeking information on Archibald McAteer and Jane (MCCAUGHEY)
Seeking any information you may be able to provide on either of my ggreat grandparents. Birthdate unknown resided: Antrim (Ballymena I know) Baptisms: Unknown or where (They were Presbyterian)and were married at Wellington St. Presbyterian Church. Date of marriage: 08 March 1878 (Record type)Civil Bride: Jenny MCCAUGHEY Groom: Archibald MCATEER Church: Ballymena : First Presbyterian Church Parish: Kirinriola Civil District: Ballymena County: Antrim 1911 Census states that there were 10 children 8 who were alive. I have the names of the 8 but only bits and pieces on them or any relatives. Any relatives, information such as marriage, bapt, marriage, deaths would be very helpful.
red mail Looking for Mary McCauley b1859 Ballymena
I'm looking for a McCauley family in Ballymena. Daughter Mary McCauley b1859 Ballymena Ireland. She travelled to Australia, I don't know when. She married Charles Anderson in Brisbane Australia 1881
red mail Dow
I am researching my family,the Dow family were last known to be in Ballymena.They are connected to the Barrett family from Glasgow, Scotland.
red mail McManus, Thomas Henry
I am looking for family history on my father, Thomas Henry McManus, born in Balleymena, October 1908. He left as a young man age 14 - 15 and came to Canada on a potato boat, so I was told. His mother was? a Mary McGuffy I believe. I have no knowledge of any family, but would like to find anyone to connect with when I visit Ireland this summer.
red mail LATHAN, WAUGH
Looking for information on JAMES LATHAN b. 1733 and PEGGY WAUGH b. 1737 in Ballymena. They had 3 sons: Robert Lathan b. 1759, William Lathan b. 1770, and David Lathan.
red mail Carson Family
Seeking any information of Carson Family - Duffin Carson 11/2/1851 m on 8th Sept 1873 at Presbyterian Church, Wellngton Street, Ballymena - Lizzie (Elizabeth Carson Murray)their children are Sarah Carson, Margaret Mary Carson b 1874 d in childbirth married Tom Ritchie, Jane (Jeanie/Ginny) Carson b 14/11/1876, Annie Carson b 1/5/1879 who married Hugh Magill, Robert Carson b 10/11/1884 d 26/12/1983 m Maudie Elizabeth Quinn in Belfast on m 17 June 1912 - these are my g grandparents, Elizabeth Carson (Lizzy/Molly) b 19 March 1887, May Carson 31 May 1895 m Christopher Metcalf - Any info appreciated - Other family surnames are Murray and Duffin are cousins some how
red mail Allan & Giffin Families
My Great-Grandparents, John Allan and Martha Giffin married on 21 June 1864 and lived in Ballymena. John Allan was a Seedsman. Any information about either family would be most welcome.
red mail Hunter family
Looking for information about the Hunter family from Ballymena. My g grandfather was Joseph Hunter born in Ballymena in 1857/8 to an Alexande Hunter and Catherine? Elliot. Joseph was a coal miner who travelled twice to Pensylvania as a young man and then moved to Dunipace in Scotland before 1881, where he married Mary Simpson and had four children. Grateful for any information. Laura
red mail Birth locations and town of residence
I am researching my ancestors and have the surname of McKenna on my mother's side. I can trace a Michael McKenna, my Gt, Gt, Gt Grandfather born circa 1811 who married Mary Keenan also born circa 1811. They are both showing on as having been born in Ireland as is their son James, born circa 1847 also in Ireland. In 1870 he went on to marry Agnes Kelly who was born circa 1844 in Borthwick near Edinburgh, although her parents also seem to have originated in Ireland. I have been told by my family that we hark back to Ballymena in today's Northern Ireland and that was where the McKennas originally came from. They seem to have come to Scotland sometime in the 1850s as the son, James McKenna shows up in the 1861 Scotland Census as living in Bo'ness, West Lothian as a 16 year old apprentice baker. Can anyone please shed any light on these family members who were born in Ireland and who I have been researching for over two years now with no luck. Any suggestions are welcomed and will be gratefully acknowledged. Douglas
red mail McAleese
looking for information on a John McAleese who married Mary Ann McKendrick in 24 june 1899 Ballymena
red mail Benjamin Baxter family 1828-1847
I'm searching for information on Benjamin Baxter family. Benjamin was born Scotland 1798, married Amelia Campbell (born 1804, Scotland). Had chldren in Ballymena then moved to Indiana, USA. Jane-1828, Elizabeth-1832,John William-1836, Robert-1840,Rachael C.-1842, Mary S.-1846,Thomas Benjamin Baxter 1847. Thank you! Jennie
red mail Boyd
Looking for a Martha Ann Boyd who arrived in South Australia in 1854 she was born c1834 ,her father was John Boyd
red mail David & Ellen Wilson nee McKeown
David was newspaper employee. Died about 1948. Both buried in the "new" cemetery. Children - David, Samuel, Elizabeth, Nellie, James. Lived at Henry Street & Larne Road, I believe.
red mail Looking for Benjamin Simpson
We are looking for information on Benjamin Simpson who sailed from Belfast c.1839 with his wife (nee Jamison) and 8 children(Margaret, John, Benjamin Jr, Hugh, Robert, William and 2 daughters who didn't survive the trip). They landed in Quebec, Canada, and moved to Western New York State, USA. I am a 6th generation descendant and am planning to visit N. Ireland Sept. 3-6 2010. I have no idea what town they came from, but several Irish descendants in our area came from Ballymena, so want to start there. If anyone has information on any Simpsons in the area, I would be grateful.
red mail McCosh
I am searchin for information on family of John McCosh born about 1837 Ballymena - he enlisted in the rmy and sent to India in 1857,
red mail Cunning
Hi I am trying to trace the family of Bernard Cunning from Ballymena county Antrim - born approx 1848. I think his father was John Cunning and his mothers maiden name was Hunter.
red mail Cairns & Bell families 1790 t o 1824
Looking for village where these families lived in Ireland before immigration to USA in 1825 John Cairns married Ann Bell and her brother James Bell married Isabelle Cairns. Both married in Ireland and had one or two children when immigrated. Nothing is know of their origins in Ireland --- possibly Ballymena, Broughshane, Buckna, Larne
red mail Mcaloney/Mcalonan Alexander
I am looking for more information about Alexander McAloney?McAlonan born around 1765 in Ballymena County - he married about 1788 and had 11 children - his wife died at sea, I cannot find her name anywhere??
red mail Mooney/Dunlop
Looking for my g-grandfather, Henry Mooney, of Ballymena, who married Mary Dunlop. Their marriage probably took place in the early 1880s. (My g-father, their son, was born in 1883.) Especially interested in background of the Dunlop family.
red mail annie ruth murray
I am looking to trace my Grandmother Annie Ruth Murray born in Ireland in1889. this information is from her marraige lines as i do not have a birth certificate for her. I dont know exactly where in Ireland, but have a photo taken at photographers in Ballymena. She had siblings but dont know their names. Her parents were James Murray and Elizabeth m/s McWhirter. I would appreciate any information.
red mail Ellen Leith née Rae
Ellen was born about 1852 in Ballymena (acc 1911 census). Mother was Martha Rae (b. abt 1820, Ballymena). Married John Leith (d.1907) a Railway porter (Occupation in 1873). She had 10 children (9 living in 1911) including my ggrandfather John Leith (1873-1932). Ellen lived in Belfast from about the turn of the century (if not earlier) - known to be living in 1925, possibly also post war. Looking for death information, marriage date, birth confirmation, father's name - just the usual! Any help gratefully received.
red mail Stewart
Seeking info on Robert Edward Stewart of Ballymena. Born June 30, 1888. Emigrated to Canada in 1906. Father, Robert Stewart, was a hardware merchant (store on Bridge Street if I'm not mistaken). Mother's maiden name was Kernohan.
red mail McAuley in Ballymena
I am seeking information on Joseph McAuley who served with the Irish Rifles in WWW1. He married Mary Steele in Ballymena but also had at least one son not of this marriage. I believe that one of his grandaughters worked at the Ladysmith pub in town.
red mail John and Elizabeth Stuart
I am searching for John Stuart and his wife in Antrim CO,Ireland. They had a son; Frances and daughters; Elender "Nelly" b/1782 in Antrim CO Ireland; Nancy. They are in Laurens CO,SC,USA in 1806. Nelly m/Gideon Thomason. John died 1806 in Laurens CO,SC,USA.
red mail McLenaghans/Lees/Cooleys
Any information on family names listed above living near or around Ballymena, Antrim Co. I am related to an Alice McLenaghan and Alice Cooley. Also, great-aunt's name is Virginia McLenaghan. Please, any information no matter how small would be greatly appreciated!
red mail Sarah Arnow
I am trying to trace my great grandmother Sarah Arnow. She married an Alexander Pinkerton, who was lost at sea in 1874 whilst on the "The Liberia". She had a son Daniel (my grandfather) in Edinburgh in 1882. Details on his birth certificate states she was domiciled in Ballymena, Dont have any details of her birth year.
red mail WHITESIDE
Looking for information on the Whiteside Family of Ballymena, in particular Samuel Whiteside who was born abt 1800 and migrated to Greenock, Scotland. He had children including Samuel James Whiteside, Elizabeth Whiteside, Ann Whiteside and Mary Whiteside all born in Ballymena or Antrim. Samuel snr married Eliza or Elizabeth Leitch of Greenock.
red mail Williamson family
On 1st June 1872, James Williamson (son of John and Elizabeth Adrain) married Sarah Williamson (daur of William John and Margaret Cuthbert or Carson) in the Presbyterian Church, Ballymena. Does anyone know if they were related? Their first son John was born in 1873 and they had moved to Greenock by 1876.
red mail Carson family
Trying to trace more Carson family of Belfast, Duffin Carson and Sarah Jane McKeown, Duffin was born abt 1847, Sarah jane was born abt 1845, one of their children William born Armagh 15 sept 1869, married Mary Coulter born Ballymena 12 jan 1870 at Broughshane first Presbyterian Ballymena. Mary Coulters father was George. William and Mary moved to Govan Scotland where they started their family Just looking for more children of Duffin and Sarah....Rob
red mail Ross or Carruthers
Looking for Jane Ross and Robert Carruthers probably from Ballymena or surrounding villages. Moved to London area before 1939. Robert Carruthers worked in shipyards. Known children Hester, Mary, Kathleen, MArgaret, Eedie - perhaps a brother who died young. Margaret married Ken Newman in South Wales in around 1957 and had two children. Love to see if there are any family left in the area - cousins, etc.
red mail Wilson family Ballymena
I am searching for any info regarding James Alexander Wilson born 3rd June 1886, married Lizzie Younge in 1919. His mother was Jemma or Jemima Crookes and her sister was Lily who married James' brother. He then lived in Belfast but also had a place in Ballygally. Thanks
red mail sutter family
not sure of spelling. lived in bridge st. ballymena 1940;s. sister myra. brother in army in england
red mail MCCASHIN family Ballymena Co. Antrim
I am trying to locate vital records for the following family McCashin John Born cir 1815 Ireland married Margaret Hill, born cir 1815 Ireland Two known children: Mary Ann McCashin, born County Antrim, Ballymena 5 Mar 1837 Alice McCashin, unknown other info Mary Ann McCashin arrived US in 1857 per US census records & married in US cir 1865 (1st child born OH 1866)
red mail Carson/McIlrath/Drennan families of Co. Antrim
My ancestors, John Carson, born 1789 and his wife Ann (nee McIlrath) immigrated to Ashe Co., North Carolina. Ann's parents were Thomas and Peggy McIlrath (nee Drennan). I am looking for any and all information about these families and would be more than happy to pass on any information that I have if anyone is interested. Thank you in advance for your help!
red mail James Collins 1853
I am looking for information on my G-G Grandfather James Cullen b 1853 Ballymena ,Antrim. Who went to India in about 1869 to Madras , Fort St George where he married in about 1870-1880 his wife was called Hortense and was matron of a military hospital before 1880 he changed his name from Collins to Cullen. Anyone that can shed any light on James life as a soldier or seaman please get in touch.
red mail Gribben and Murray
Grgrandparents Joseph Gribben and Sarah Elenor Murray married 1886 Kirkinriola R.C. Children James, Thomas, Kathleen, Winifred, Joseph and Honora all born and baptised here from 1887 to 1895. Nothing known about Joseph and Sarahs' families or what he did for a living. Any help would be great.
red mail Thomas Lowery-early 1800's
Looking for info for Thomas Lowery born early 1800's, Ballymena, County Antrim Ireland. He married Sarah ? and they had 3 known children; Willie?(William) b1840, Mary b1845, and Robert John b1859. Mary married James Brown and had 5 sons and 1 daughter. She and her husband emmigrated to the USA, settling in Illinois and her younger brother Robert followed. I've found nothing substantial of the older brother Willie or mother Sarah's maiden name. Any info that you can share would be appreciated.
red mail james mcdowell
came to coventry in 1930s from ballymena searching for infomation
AGNES CURRIE AND ROBERT MOFFAT had a daughter MARGARET MOFFAT born 1854. Margaret married WILLIAM McCORD at BALLYMENA 1871. Seeking any information about this family to add to tree.
red mail Erwins
Gg grandfather John Erwin b 1860, mother Jane Raney b 1866 married 1886 BALLYMENA, KIRKINRIOLA Antrim. Witnesses Annie Logan and James Taylor. Her parents John Rainey (abt 1845) and Mary Jane Nisbet (abt 1845). Nisbets moved back and forth from Ireland to Scotland. Nisbets lived in Coatbridge and spcifically on Southburn rd for a while. Married into the Little, Spence families. Am looking for connections at all levels.
red mail Ballymena Genealogy
I wrote an article called "Ballymena Genealogy" some years ago which has since evolved (2009) into "Irish Genealogy - A Family History Primer". This primer is still tilted towards Ballymena and section (6) The Ulster Historical Foundation Report on John Nicholl (C of I) born in Ballymena on 26 September 1826 could provide curious Foxers with a 16 page report which can be used as a model for their search into details of their Ballymena relatives.
red mail Gillen
Looking for relatives of Samuel Moore Gillen. Born 1907, left for Canada in 1928. His fathers name was David
red mail Looking for Doak/Doke in or around Ballymena
I am searching for a record of Doak relatives who would have sailed for Boston in the early 1700's from Belfast or who are still located in the area and related to them. I am in America and will be traveling to Ulster in July 09.
red mail Seeking town or village of origin & siblings
My gg grandfather Daniel McHENRY was born 17Aug1817 in County Antrim and immigrated to Canada with his father John before May 1838. Daniel married in Upper Canada & had six sons, naming pattern as follows (starting with first-born): - John; Charles; James; Thomas; Daniel; Patrick. Wondering if possible family connection with James McHenry (b 1753, son of Daniel and Agnes) who was secretary to American president George Washington. These McHenrys came from Ballymena. Does anyone know of present-day descendants of either of above McHenry families? My Daniel's mother was named Bridget, was born circa January 1778 in Ireland & was nearly 40 years old when he was born - assume there were other siblings who remained in Co. Antrim. Any insight/clues/advice most welcome.
red mail mcauley
i am trying to trace my grandad henry mcauley he was burn in ballymena in 1866 he had a brother called joe he was a hairdresser in ballymena in 1940 .
red mail Current/Hobbs
I have followed my family to Northern Ireland and have come to a wall. Does anyone have information on Peter Current, he was born about 1700 and married Elizabeth Hobbs. I am interested in Peter's parents, or any information about him and his family. thanks
red mail Ferguson in Ballymena
Requesting leads on parents and possible siblings of Alfred F. FERGUSON, born in Ballymena in 1890; emigrated to USA around 1926.
red mail Flanagin.
Hello everyone. Im trying to find out about a family named Flanagin from somewhere in Ballymena from about 1910 to the 1930's or 40's. I have a photo of Robert or posibly John Flanagin taken in 1924 who has just gaught an eel from a river. He was a short man with a large bushy grey/white beard and looked about 50 to 60. I understand he had a great grand daughter called martha who moved to Irvine Ayrshire Scotland who in turn married a McMaster. Any help would be much appreciated. Many thanks. William.
red mail Looking for Hugh Logan descendants 1850ish
My Mothers grandfather 'Hugh Logan' moved from the Ballymena area to Jarrow, England. He was born around 1842 and died in North Shields England 25th October 1927. He was married to an Irish girl called Mary Agnes Manley. We know she was from Ireland and think they were married before coming over as we cannot find a UK marriage certificate. His first child was Mary Logan, born in England in 1869 so he must have moved I would guess between 1855 and 1868. That is all the information we have. We are trying to trace his relatives back then. We also think he had a brother called David Logan who moved to Scotland (Fort William we think) to become a Minister. Any help you can give me would be appreciated Thanks Paul
red mail James Ritchie (or alt spelling)
Looking for parents of my gg grandfather James Richey who immigrated to the US in 1849, settling in northeast Mississippi. He married Mary Brice, most likely before he emigrated from Ireland and possibly in Ballymena. Mary was a descendant of Edward Brice, first Presbyterian minister in Ireland (Templecorran, Ballycarry). Her parents were John J. and Mary Brice, and her grandfather was Walter Brice. John and Mary emigrated about 1840 and settled in SC where John had family. If James and Mary followed Irish naming conventions, his father could have been Samuel Ritchie. James was a shoemaker.
red mail Mary Ann Barton
Looking for anyone researching the following :-Mary Ann Barton b.13/4/1874 Ballymena. James Barton b. 9/7/1876 Stewartstown. Susanna Barton b. 2/5/1888 Knocknadena Lisburn. PARENTS of the above are James Barton b. c 1846 --- Catherine McGrath or Mcgraw b. c 1848
red mail Annie Florence Davidson
I am searching for my grandmother. Her name was (perhaps still is) Annie Florence Davidson. She was likely born in or near Ballymena, in the county of Antrim, North Ireland. She may have been a waitress in England (London perhaps). In Oct 1945, she gave birth to a son who she named Robert Wilfred Davidson. The father is unknown, but may have been in the British Navy. The boy was placed in an orphanage and was adopted about a year and a half later by Cynthia and Bernard Thoms of New Zealand. Any information would be appreciated!
red mail MEGAW, ARCHIBALD of Ballymena
William MEGAW was born about 1793, in Londonderry or Antrim, Ireland. His parents were David and Isabella, from Ballymena. In around 1820 William married Mary Ann ARCHIBALD, born in 1792 probably in Ballymena. Her parents were David and Jane. Said to be staunch Scots Presbyterians, William and Mary Ann migrated to Australia in 1841 on the ‘Orestes’ with 5 children. One of the five, Elizabeth, later recorded her place of birth as “OHawkey, Antrim”. She married Michael KELLY in the Bathurst area, NSW, in 1844. Any information about the Irish MEGAWs or ARCHIBALDs—or the mysterious OHawkey—would much appreciated. Cathy
red mail Alexander Crosby Brown - linen merchant/banker
I am interested in learning more about my great, great, great (I think that many) grandfather, his life and business in Ballymena, and especially his ancestry. I would also like to know of any descendants or relatives who may still be in the area. Any information will be most appreciated. Sincerely, Crosby. USA
red mail caldwell/primrose
Info needed on my great grandfather Henry Caldwell married Jane Primrose in Fermanagh.They had 8 children,born between 1875 and 1891. Sarah, Emma,Maggie, William, Lilly, Josephine, Alfred, John. 2 or 3 of these sisters later ran a shop in Ballymena.Henry's wife and children show up in 1901 Census in Lancashire.
red mail Johnston
Looking for info on John and Martha Johnston, and son David.David Johnston was born in Ballymena in 1836, and came to the US with John and Martha in Approx 1841.They settled in the west side of Manhattan,and lived in Brooklyn most of the time.David Johnston became a US Marine and was on the USS Oneida during the Civil War.After the war he worked as a ship's carpenter in the Brooklyn Navy Yard
red mail Joseph Hunter
My g grandfather Joseph Hunter was born in Ballymena in about 1858. He was a miner who went to America twice when he was a young man. He then moved to Stirlingshire, Scotland where he married a Mary Simpson and had four children, Robert, Elizabeth, James and Andrew. I think JOseph's father may have been an Alexander Hunter and he may have had a younger sister who stayed in Ireland. Grateful for any information.
red mail Johnstone/Brown Marriage 1850 Ballymena
I am looking for Charles Johnstone who married Mary Ann Brown in Ballymena in 1850. Charles was born abt 1833 and Mary Ann abt 1831 in Ireland. They had 9 children: Alexander, Charles, Thomas, Hugh, Robert, William, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, John. By 1860 they had moved to Shotts in County Lanark in Scotland (as this is where their son, Thomas, was born). The family are listed in the 1861 and 1871 census records. Charles's occupation is listed as an Ironstone Drawer and Ironstone Miner.
red mail John McKeown
Looking for any info on john mckeown yr of bth 1852 Ballymena?, his fathers name was william mother mary nee donnelly, john married catherine dillion in glasgow 11/10/1878 d.o.d 4/6/1928 glasgow,catherines d.o.d 13/11/1903.
red mail CHRISTIE and FORSYTH Ballymena
i am looking for any information on a James CHRISTIE (spelling negotiable) possibly born or most likely lived in Ballymena - born about 1834 to James CHRISTIE and Jane FORSYTH... this James left for Australia in about 1853...
red mail Looking for relatives of Joseph Robinson
My Grandfather, Joseph Robinson was born in Ballymena. I'm not sure how old he would be now late 90's from what I understand. But he had 10 brothers and 4 sisters. He was married 3 times. I know very little about him as he died when my mother, his daughter from his third marriage was young. If you know of him, or his brothers or sisters or anything remotely connected with him please contact me.
red mail Mary Ann Cunningham
Looking for the parents of Mary Ann Cunningham, born in Ballymena abt 1828, died in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, on 28 Mar 1863, buried at the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Guelph. She married Thomas Gowdy (b 1831 in Canada/d. 1913 in Guelph) and they had two daughters Agnes (Feb 1856-6 Mar 1861, age 5 yrs & 1 mos) and Annie (27 May 1861 - 3 Feb 1952). Any help at all appreciated.
red mail Ballymena Basketmakers.
My ancestors the Grougen (Grogan)and Brankin (Brannigan)families were basket makers and flax/linen weavers who came to England around 1855/1860. They are shown on the 1851 Census in Antrim but in 1861 they are shown in Salford, Lancashire. There is no trace of them on the 1871 Census in far as I can trace. Did they return to Ireland, or move on to America? ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
red mail Samuel and Sarah Gault
Looking for any info on Samuel Gault born 1775 in Ireland who married Sarah (?) born 1780. Samuel came to Pennsylvania in 1804 on the ship Live Oak from Londonderry. He was from Kilane Ceepeyt near Ballymena. Thanks for any help. Thomas
red mail Looking For
IN Northern Ireland.David Montgomery or more especially his son Steven.Steven was born in 1956 and has second name David.His sister,brother and mother are living in N.Z.His mother is very ill.We think Steven is living with his father.I'm his aunt looking for him for his mother.WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP.
red mail c1835 John McGowan (or McGown)
We believe our great grandfather John McGowan was born in Ballymena c1835. His parents were Henry and Sarah (nee Mark).John married Elizabeth Savage in Glasgow in 1862 and both his parents were deceased by then. John and Elizabeth and their 3 children Margaret, Henry and John emigrated to New Zealand in 1879 and settled on a small farm at Tuapeka Mouth in South Otago. Can anyone help me to establish Johns date of birth? Does he have any brothers and sisters? Which cemetery are his parents buried in? We believe their religion was Presbyterian. Thank you in anticipation!
red mail Marshall
Further to details about my father James (Clarke) Marshall. He was not born in Ballynacairn according to his birth certificate, he was born Dec. 21, 1894 in Loughconnelly. His fathers name was David B. and his mothers name was Grace (nee Clarke. His father David was a miner who apparently was listed as dwelling in Benhar (Scotland?) J.R Dickson was the registrar and Catherine McKay was a witness of the birth and made her mark on the certificate. He emigrated to Canada from Liverool on the SS Lake Manitoba,landing at the Port of Quebec May 29, 1913 and settled in Brandon Manitoba. He had a sister in Anne and a brother Jack who sponsored his voyage. He married in October 17 1921 to Lily Margaret Obelin in Melita Manitoba and had seven sons and two daughters. I am the youngest of the sons and would appreciated any other information available
red mail Marshall
I'm looking for any information on James Marshall born in ballynacaird in 1894. Older brother Jack, Sister Ann. Emigrated to Canada 1913. The only other info I have is father's name, David and occupation, miner

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