Ballyminymore Townland, Glenavy

Freehold Registration, 1830

The following is an extract from The Belfast Newsletter dated 6th April 1830 and is used with permission of The Belfast Newsletter.

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast.

No. 26

Name and Residence of Applicant: William Bryans, Tullynewbane
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: Houses and land, Upper Massereene, Townland of Tullynewbane and Ballyminimore
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

Freehold Registrations, 1831

The following is an extract from The Belfast Newsletter dated 30th September 1831 and is used with permission of The Belfast Newsletter.

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at a General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 24th October, 1831.

No. 139

Name and Residence of Applicant: Rev. John S. Brown, Glenavy
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: House and land, Upper Massereene, town land of Tullynewbane & Ballymineymore
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No. 161

Name and Residence of Applicant: Daniel McVeigh, Derryclone
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: House and land, Upper Massereene, town land of Ballyminimore
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No. 169

Name and Residence of Applicant: James Scott, Ballyminimore
Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: House and land, Upper Massereene, town land of Ballyminimore
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

Death Notice — Oakman

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated Tuesday 24th March 1835. Thanks to the Belfast Newsletter for granting permission to use the extract.

Died – On the 18th inst. At his father’s residence, Darraghmore, near Glenavy, John, son of Mr. Walter Oakman, aged 25 years.

Walter Oakman was a linen draper and farmer who lived at Darraghmore in Townland Ballyminymore. Vicki Strickland of Melbourne, Australia, has a keen interest in Oakman families in Northern Ireland and is developing a website to share the results of her research. Read more about Walter, and other Oakman families, and view photos of Darraghmore by visiting the Oakman of Ireland website.

Extract from Griffith Valuation 1862 – Union of Lisburn (Part of)

County of Antrim — Barony of Massereene — Parish of Glenavy

Column 1 : Number and letters of Reference to map
Column 2 : Occupiers
Column 3 : Immediate Lessors
Column 4 : Description of Tenement
Column 5 : Area
Not included Rateable Annual Valuation of land and buildings and Total Annual Valuation of Rateable property
Townland: Ballyminymore
Ordnance Survey map number: 59
1 John Lorimer Marquis of Hertford Land 02 00 30
2 John Johnston same House,Offices,Land 56 03 30
3 Margaret McVeigh same Herd’s Ho.Office,Land 48 02 20
4 Samuel Johnston same House,Offices,Land 43 00 15
5 Samuel Bryans same House,Office,Land 22 00 10
6 same same same 19 02 06
7 same same same 14 03 25
7a Michael McCaffrey Samuel Bryans House and Garden 00 00 25
7b William Bryans same House and Garden 00 00 35
8 Robert Colburn Marquis of Hertford Land 14 02 15
9 John Clendinning same House,Offices,Land 21 02 30
10a Nicholas Oakman same House,Offices,Land 106 03 27
10b Anne Stewart Nicholas Oakman House,Office,Garden 00 01 08
11 Alexander Young Marquis of Hertford House,Office,Land 08 02 15
12 Eliza Gill William Anderson Land 02 01 00
13 Dave Clendinning Marquis of Hertford House,Office,Land 10 02 23
11 Claudius Clendinning same House and Land 04 00 00
 
Total     376 02 36

Death Notice — Thomas Johnston

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th January 1931 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Johnston – January 15, 1931 at his residence 12 Church View, Holywood, Thomas, second son of the late Samuel Johnston, Hopevale, Glenavy. His remains will be removed for interment in Holywood Cemetery tomorrow (Saturday), 17th inst., at 2.30 pm. Susan Johnston

New Role for Hay Rake

Newspaper cutting – source and date unknown.

Newspaper cutting - source and date unknown

Newspaper cutting – source and date unknown

New role for hay rake. Mr. John Johnstone, of Hopevale Farm, Glenavy, is a man of invention. He has found a new use for his buck rake. This rake on his tractor is used for lifting haystacks. However, after harvesting time. Mr. Johnstone uses it to carry his milk cans. With the hydraulic fitting on the tractor he can lower the rake to the ground, lift the milk cans and drive off.

Trout at Johnston Weir

The following is an extract from the Lisburn Standard dated Friday August 29th 1948

Events of 25 years ago – extracts from "Standard" File.

Angling – Mr. Wm Armstrong, a signal operator at the G.N.R. station at Glenavy, while fishing at a spot known as "Johnston Weir" on the Glenavy river landed a trout which weighed 9 lbs 2 ozs, was 23¼ inches in length and had a girth of 15¼ inches.

Steele Family

Steele Family of Ballyminymore

Steele Family of Ballyminymore

Thanks to the Steele family, Glenavy for permission to put this photograph onto the site. It was taken c 1949/1950 early spring. Sydney Steele is on the hay.

Left to right: Meta Patterson (nee Steele), Sydney Doyle, Cecil Doyle (father of Sydney), farm hand John Magee.

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