Ballykennedy Townland, Killead

Freehold Registration

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated Tuesday 29th September, 1829 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast News Letter.

County of Antrim

List of persons applying to Register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Session of the Peace, to be held at Antrim, for the Division of Ballymena, pursuant to the Act of 10th George the Fourth, Cap.8, entered by the Clerk of the Peace.

No: 54

Name and Residence of Applicant: Daniel Rea, Ballykennedy
Description of Freehold: Houses and lands, Ballykennedy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No: 55

Name and Residence of Applicant: Robert Milliken, Ballykennedy
Description of Freehold: Houses and lands, Ballykennedy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No: 56

Name and Residence of Applicant: John Risk, Ballykennedy
Description of Freehold: Houses and lands, Ballykennedy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No: 57

Name and Residence of Applicant: Jacob Green, Ballykennedy
Description of Freehold: Houses and lands, Ballykennedy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No: 58

Name and Residence of Applicant: James Sinclair, Ballykennedy
Description of Freehold: Houses and lands, Ballykennedy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No: 59

Name and Residence of Applicant: Thomas McLorinan, Ballykennedy
Description of Freehold: Houses and lands, Ballykennedy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

No: 60

Name and Residence of Applicant: Andrew Graham, Ballykennedy
Description of Freehold: Houses and lands, Ballykennedy
Yearly Value to be registered: £10

Robert J Adgey

Arming the Ulster Volunteers 1914 by R J Adgey

Arming the Ulster Volunteers 1914 by R J Adgey. R.J. Adgey was involved in the U.V.F. Gunrunning in prior to the First World War. This book is in the possession of a friend.

Robert J. Adgey, J.P.

Robert J. Adgey, J.P. He was born in the townland of Ballykennedy. His father Robert James Adgey was a farmer and came to live in Belfast (Shankill Ward) in 1881 where he commenced a business in Riga Street

Diluted Buttermilk

The following extract is from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday June 8th 1929.

At Belfast, on Monday, Joseph Kelly, Ballykennedy, Co. Antrim, was fined £3 and costs for selling buttermilk which contained 28.1 per cent of added water.

Orange Hall Blast

The following extract is from the Ulster Star dated 24th April 1971 and appears with permission of the Ulster Star.

Police search for clues after Orange Hall blast

Police and army personnel searching for clues to the series of mystery attacks on Orange Halls in the Dundrod area at the weekend are convinced that the same gang is responsible.

The gang struck first at Mount Orange Hall, Ballydonaghy just over an hour after the Saturday night dance had closed down.

An explosion wrecked the building causing severe damage to the roof and walls. Up to five pounds of gelignite is assumed to have been planted in the building before hand.

But the raiders did not stop there. Three men were disturbed by Mr. Hugh James McCartney at Dundrod Orange Hall at 2a.m. on Sunday.

Diesel Oil

Experts called to the scene found a five gallon tin of diesel oil connected to a fuse and detonator lying beside the hall. Two windows were broken.

When chased by Mr. McCartney the raiders made off in a car towards the Hannahstown direction.

At Fourscore Orange Hall, Dundrod a similar contraption was found. But it did not ignite either.

Widower Hugh scared off night raiders.

Prompt action by 68 year old widower Hugh McCartney helped save the Orange Hall which he looks after and his home from being burned down.

He got up from his bed at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning last to chase off intruders bent on setting fire to Dundrod Orange Hall.

And as he relaxed at his cottage home adjoining the hall he reflected on the words from army and police chiefs.

Ashes.

Said Hugh, a widower for 24 years: "They told me that if I had not come on the scene the hall and my home would have been in ashes."

Postman

Former local postman Hugh is a well known figure in the area. He has been a caretaker at Dundrod for 32 years. His father was a caretaker at Dundrod Presbyterian Church which is only a matter of yards away.

Orange Hall

The Forescore Orange Hall.
Ulster Star dated 24th April 1971

Orange Hall

The Mount Orange Hall, Ballydonaghy.
Ulster Star dated 24th April 1971

Orange Hall

Mr Hugh James McCartney who disturbed the bomb planters at Dundrod Orange Hall.
Ulster Star dated 24th April 1971

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