Ballymacward Lower Townland, Stoneyford

Markets

The following extract is from "Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland – Parishes of County Antrim II 1832 – 1838". Thanks to The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast for permission to use this extract.

Markets

Lower Ballymacward: markets Lisburn and Belfast; conveyance: cars and carts: prices: potatoes 1s per cwt, oats 5s 5d per cwt; charges for conveyance: to Belfast 6d per cwt, to Lisburn 2s per load; produce: potatoes and oats; soil clay ; manures: clay and lime; surface: gently undulating; flax: about 10 acres in the townland ; spinning: a good deal, 1d ha‘penny can be made by it per diem; weaving: some fine linen and calico ; pasture land: about half the townland; average produce: potatoes from 150 to 200 bushels per acre and oats from 9 to 11 cwt per acre.

Remarkable story of the Stoneyford violin maker
Could someone still have a Gordon instruction in their attic?
by The Digger

Gordon Headstone

The Gordon Headstone at St. Aidan’s Parish church, Glenavy – Legend has it that he was buried with one of his violins in this grave

It wasn’t that long ago an old friend of mine related to me a story from the 1930’s, about an old fellow from the Lurgan area called Charlie. Charlie had taken a notion to learn the violin and had acquired one.

One evening a knock came to the door. He opened it, violin in hand, to find the next door neighbour standing there. “Ach goodness gracious, is that what it is Charlie,” she said. “Do you know what that sounded like in our house? It was like a pig eating cinders!” Of course you had to start somewhere.

In this part of the world the fiddle was one of the most popular instruments played around the countryside many years ago and provided both entertainment and accompaniment to the many socials and dances in homes, barns and halls. Good fiddlers were always in demand.

On April 3 1854, just over six months before the charge of the Light Brigade, Hugh Gordon, a well-known resident of the Ballymacward townland, Stoneyford had passed away and preparations were being made for his funeral to St. Aidan’s Parish Church at Glenavy on April 5.

I had read the inscription on the Gordon headstone many times, unaware of the significance and the background of Hugh Gordon, at least until I came across a website dedicated to the Gordons of Stoneyford, County Antrim – Violin Makers by Belfast man Michael Costello. Read more »

The story of the Stoneyford violin maker returns to Lisburn in music and song
by The Digger

Hugh Gordon violin, Stoneyford

A Hugh Gordon violin made at Ballymacward, Stoneyford

History will once again be brought to life on Wednesday 2nd December at 7.30pm in the Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum when Michael Costello addresses the December meeting of the Lisburn Historical Society on Hugh Gordon, the local 19th century violin maker.

Born in 1794, Hugh Gordon resided in a cottage in the town land of Ballymacward, Stoneyford.

A local blacksmith and farmer he was once described as “a mechanical genius….who could make anything.” Throughout his life Hugh not only utilised the plough and anvil at the family homestead, but worked with a set of handmade tools and templates and appeared to run a successful cottage industry manufacturing violins.

Most of the materials for these beautiful instruments, such as sycamore and pine, would have been sourced locally. Hugh Gordon stamped each of his violins on the rear, below the button, and a label was put inside.

Michael estimates he may have made as many as 50 violins during his lifetime. Some of these instruments would eventually make their way to various parts of the world including Canada and America. Read more »

New Book launch at Killultagh Historical Society

Gordon of Stoneyford Violin Maker by Michael Costello

Gordon of Stoneyford Violin Maker by Michael Costello

It is not unusual to discover amongst the advertising columns in the newspapers of yesteryear, a Gordon violin for sale. An example of this can be found in the Belfast Newsletter in January 1877. Almost 23 years after the death of local violin maker Hugh Gordon, one of his masterpieces could be bid on at Mr. Cramsie’s auction house located at 10 Waring Street, Belfast. Amongst the items for auction on that occasion were “…a Klotz violin, a violin (by Gordon), and a small Mathias Neuner violin…”

For over thirty years, Belfast teacher and musician, Michael Costello has been researching the background of Hugh Gordon, a farmer, blacksmith, and amateur violin maker, who resided at Ballymacward, Stoneyford. Michael, who is also the proud owner of several of Gordon’s early nineteenth century violins, recently launched his newly published book titled “Gordon of Stoneyford, Violin Maker” at the February meeting of Killultagh Historical Society.

Read more »

The Gordons of Stoneyford, Co. Antrim – Violin Makers – by Michael Costello


Visit the Gordons of Stoneyford website by Michael Costello.

Malicious Injury to Fence

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd June 1899 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Lisburn – the fortnightly court was held yesterday, before Messrs, John Rogers, J.P. (in the chair); Hugh Mack, J.P.; Wm. Savage J.P.; John Laird J.P.; M.B. Mackenzie, M.D., J.P., and George St. George, M.D., J.P…..

Henry Scott, Ballymacward Lower, summoned Thomas Cushnahan, the son of a neighbouring farmer, for maliciously injuring a fence in complainant’s property. Mr. Wilkins appeared for Scott, and Mr. Maginness represented Cushnahan. Their worships fined the defendant 1s and costs.

Valuable fee-simple grazing farms

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Herald dated Saturday 21st January 1911.

Important sale of valuable fee-simple grazing farms at Islandkelly and Lower Ballymacward, near Stoneyford.

We have received instructions from Mr. Geo. Connor to sell by auction at our property mart, 24 Arthur Street, Belfast, on Friday, 10th February, 1911 at one o’clock, the following farms of land :-

Lot 1. Farm situate in the townland of Knockcairn, County Antrim, containing 152 acres 1 rood 2 perches, statute measure or thereabouts held in fee simple, subject to a terminable annuity to the Irish Land Commission, reduced as from 1st May, 1908, to £50 15s 0d, and further reducible.

On this farm there is a good, recently erected dwelling house, containing 2 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, bathroom (H&C), 2 pantries, kitchen, dairy, &c.; the office houses comprise:- byres for 24 cows, stables for 6 horses, coach-house, boiling house, harness room, stores, fowl-house, and a large Iron hay shed.

Lot 2 farm situate in Knockcairn (adjoining lot 1) containing 97 acres 2 roods 10 perches, statute measure or thereabouts, held in fee-simple, subject to a like terminable annuity, reduced as from 1st November, 1908, to £34 9s 9d, and further reducible. On this farm there is a recently erected Dwelling-house, with extensive office-houses, comprising byres for 53 cows, 6 loose boxes, barn, storehouses, &c.

Lot 3 farm situate in the townland of Ballymoneymore (adjoining lots 1&2) containing 128 acres 2 perches, statute measure or thereabouts, held in fee-simple, subject to the small terminable annuity of £7 8s 10d, reduced from 1st November 1910, by £12 18s 1d per cent, and further reducible.

Lot 4 farm situate in the townland of Islandkelly, containing 78 acres 1 rood 33 perches, statute measure or thereabouts, held in fee-simple, subject to a terminable annuity to the Irish Land Commission, reduced as from 1st November, 1908, to £30, and further reducible.

Lot 5 farm situate in the townlands of Islandkelly and Lower Ballymacward, containing 49 acres, 3 roods and 7 perches, statute measure or thereabouts held in fee-simple subject to a termiable annuity to the Irish Land Commission, reduced as from 1st November, 1903, to £17 4s 8d and further educible.

Lot 6 farm situate in the townland of Lower Ballymacward, containing 30 acres 1 rood, statute measure or thereabouts, held in fee-simple, subject to a payment of a terminable annuity to the Irish Land Commission, reduced as from 1st November, 1903, to £11 4s 4d, and further reducible.

the foregoing lands are of superior quality, extra well watered, drained and fenced. The fields are large and there is easy access from the County Roads.

The lands have been in grass for upwards of 50 years, and are well known as among the best grazing lands in the North of Ireland.

All the buildings are slated, substantially built and in good repair.

The Knockcairn farms are situate 9 miles from Belfast, 8 from Antrim, and 3 from Crumlin and Glenavy, and the Stoneyford farms are situate 8 miles from Belfast, and 5 from Lisburn.

Terms – £20 per cent deposit on each lot, and Auction Commission to be paid at time of sale.

For title and conditions of Slae & 2., apply to
Wheeler & McCutcheon, solicitors, Wellington Place, Belfast.

Ferguson & Harvey, auctioneers and valuers, Belfast; Lisburn and Ballyclare.

Death Notice — Margaret McConnell

The following is an extract from the Belfast Evening Telegraph dated Thurs 2nd September 1915.

McConnell – September 1st 1915 at her brother’s residence, Ballymacward, Stoneyford, Margaret, beloved sister of Thomas Mcconnell. Funeral to the family burying ground, Magheragall Churchyard, on tomorrow (Friday) at 11am. Thomas McConnell.

Theft of Ducks

The following is an extract from the Lisburn Standard dated 23rd March 1917.

Larceny of ducks

Mary Jane McKnight, Ballymacward Lower, summoned a neighbour woman named Sarah Henry for, as alleged, stealing six ducks her property.

From the complainant’s deposition taken at a special court, it appeared that she missed the ducks and suspected that defendant had taken them. She met defendant leaving home with a cart, and challenged her. Defendant said she never saw the ducks, and refused to let her look into the cart. When her daughter, Mrs. Scott, went to look in the cart defendant struck her with a stick. Her son-in-law Beauchamp Scott, came and took up a bag from the cart, and shook two ducks out. He got two more ducks in another bag. Her son-in-law took charge of the horse and cart until witness went for the police. When the police arrived they got the other two ducks in the cart. She had no doubt whatever that the ducks were her property. They were value for about 24s.

The Chairman – Was there anybody else with this woman and her cart on the road?

Witness – No

Mr. Maginess, who appeared for Mrs. McKnight, said that was not the first time she had had trouble with defendant, and she felt compelled to bring her to Court.

Defendant, on being asked had she any questions to ask, said – Her ducks are running wild, and I am tired feeding them. (laughter)

Mr. Maginess – I think she has gone far enough.

The Chairman (addressing defendant) – The value of these ducks is over five shillings, and you will be charged before a judge and jury at Quarter Sessions unless you plead guilty. if you plead guilty the magistrates have the jurisdiction to deal with you.

Defendant – I plead guilty to taking them, but I did not know who owned them.

The Chairman (to complainant)- Are these ducks in the habit of wandering?

Mrs. McKnight – They never left the house before, or I should not have got alarmed so early.

After some consultation with the District-Inspector and his brother magistrates the Chairman (addressing defendant) said – you are convicted of this charge. It is a very mean sort of offence you committed, and you are liable to six months’ imprisonment. The magistrates are going to sentence you to one month’s imprisonment with hard labour.

Scott Bible

Scott Bible

An early 1920 bible with the inscription
Mary Jane Scott from Ballymacward.
Includes a newspaper cutting re the death of Hugh Gordon

Woods v Dornan

The following extract is from the Lisburn Herald 10th December 1921.

Rates Prosecution.

Adam Woods, rate collector, sued Felix Dornan, Ballymacward Lower, Stoneyford, to recober £11 19s 1d county rates due and owing.

Mr H.A. Maginess, solicitor, appeared to prosecute. Defendant did not appear.

The rate collector having given evidence, a decree for the full amount was made with 20s costs.

Death Notice — David McKnight

The following is a newspaper cutting from an unknown source.

McKnight – January 25 1939 at his residence, Steedstown, Ballymacward, Stoneyford, Lisburn, David McKnight. Funeral tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm to Tullyrusk Burying Ground. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by his loving Granddaughter and Husband Frances and David Portis.

Headstone Inscriptions

The following are headstones located at Derriaghy Parish Church:

Erected by Thomas and Ralph Maxwell in memory of their parents Ralph Maxwell of Ballymacward died 17th February 1889 aged 86 , Eliza Maxwell died 3rd July 1896 aged 75, Maggie Eliza daughter of above Thomas Maxwell died 23rd August 1887 aged 5. The above Thomas Maxwell born 17th January 1846 died 6th May 1912. Sergeant Thomas Maxwell 15 battalion R.I.R. Ulster Division born 6th May 1889, wounded at the battle of the Somme, France 1st July 1916 died in London 11th August 1916. Interred here with military honours, son of above Ralph Maxwell. The above Ralph Maxwell died 10th may 1918 aged 63 also Lucy Maxwell wife of the above Thomas Maxwell died 11th December 1935 aged 83 years, Jane wife of the above named Ralph Maxwell died 25th January 1949, aged 93 years.

Erected by William Maxwell, Lisburn in memory of his dear children Anna Maria who died 16th May 1887 aged 6 years, William who died 24th April 1887 aged 9 months. Jesus said Suffer little children to come unto me. His father John Maxwell of Ballymacward who died 26th October 1889 aged 62 years. His mother Maria Maxwell who died 14th June 1891 aged 61 years, his beloved son John who died suddenly of Apoplexy in a C.P.R. train near Montreal on 2nd August 1906 on his way home aged 22 years. His remains were interred by “Sons of Portadown” L.O.L. 919 on 7th August in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto. Sadly mourned. “God is His own interpreter and He will make it plain.” Also his beloved wife Martha who died 17th January, 1932.

Further details on headstone inscriptions at Derriaghy Parish Church can be found in a book titled "Christ Church Derriaghy", Gravestone Inscriptions by Revd W.N.C. Barr 1980.

PRONI Wills Calendars

The following information is taken from the will calendars in the PRONI and are reproduced with kind permission of Deputy Keeper of the Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Hugh Gordon

Date of Death: 03/04/1854
Date of Grant: 22/03/1871
Effects under £200
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) of the personal estate of Hugh Gordon late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer and Mechanic deceased who died 3 April 1854 at same place were granted at Belfast to Sarah Gordon of Ballymacward (Lisburn) aforesaid the Widow (and a Legatee during viduity).

John Magee

Date of Death 25/06/1859
Date of Grant 11/07/1859
Effects under £100
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of John Magee late of Ballymacward in the County of Antrim Farmer deceased who died 25 June 1859 at Ballymacward aforesaid was proved at Belfast by the oaths of James Magee and Patrick M’Garity both of said place Farmers the Executors.

George Simpson

Date of Death 26 11 1860
Date of Grant 20 12 1860
Effects under £1500
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will with one Codicil of George Simpson late of Bovolgan in the County of Antrim Farmer deceased who died 26 November 1860 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Thomas Galway William John Galway and John Simpson all of Bovolgan aforesaid Farmers Hugh Brown and Alice Brown his Wife of Ballymurphy all in said County Farmers the Executors.

Bernard Rice

Date of Death 01 03 1861
Date of Grant 17 07 1889
Effects £90 5s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Bernard Rice late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 1 March 1861 at same place were granted at Belfast to Martha Horner (Wife of Robert Horner) of Ballymacward in said County a Child.

Andrew Kernaghan

Date of Death: 05/07/1865
Date of Grant: 11/07/1866
Effects under £20
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Andrew Kernaghan late of Slievnacloy in the County of Antrim Farmer deceased who died 5 July 1865 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Andrew Kernaghan Junior and James Reid both of Slievnacloy and William Thompson of Ballymacward all in (Lisburn) said County Farmers the Executors.

William Thompson

Date of Death: 23/03/1867
Date of Grant: 10/04/1867
Effects under £200
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of William Thompson late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 23 March 1867 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Esther Thompson (Widow) and Robert Thompson (Farmer) both of Ballymacward (Lisburn) aforesaid the Executors.

James Magee

Date of Death: 29/11/1867
Date of Grant: 11/03/1868
Effects under £200
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of James Magee late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 29 November 1867 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of William Dawson of Derryaghy and Patrick Neeson of the Brown Moss both in (Lisburn) said County Farmers the Executors.

Elizabeth Rice

Date of Death 01 05 1868
Date of Grant 02 06 1890
Effects £10
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Elizabeth Rice late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Spinster who died 1 May 1868 at same place were granted at Belfast to Alice Hastings (Wife of John Hastings) of Belfast a Sister.

Margaret Nesbitt

Date of Death: 17/03/1869
Date of Grant: 04/03/1870
Effects under £100
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Margaret Nesbitt late of Ballymacward County Antrim Widow deceased who died 17 March 1869 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Robert Tinsley (Farmer) and Jane Nesbitt (Spinster) both of Ballymacward (Lisburn) aforesaid the Executors.

Thomas Hood

Date of Death: 07/10/1869
Date of Grant: 24/06/1874
Effects under £100
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Thomas Hood late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 7 October 1869 at same place were granted at Belfast to John Hood of 9 Norman-street Belfast Overseer of Workmen the Son of said deceased.

Robert Adams

Date of Death 27/06/1871
Date of Grant 08/01/1877
Effect under £300
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Robert Adams late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 27 June 1871 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Thomas Thompson of Ballinacoy and Edward Magee of Ballymacward both in same County Farmers the Executors.

Richard Scott

Date of Death: 08/07/1871
Date of Grant: 28/07/1871
Effects under £600
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Richard Scott late of Lower Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 8 July 1871 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oath of Anne Jane Scott of Lower Ballymacward (Derriaghy) aforesaid the Widow and an Executor.

Mary Hood

Date of Death: 31/01/1872
Date of Grant: 24/06/1874
Effects under £100
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Mary Hood late of Ballymacward County Antrim Widow deceased who died 31 January 1872 at same place were granted at Belfast to John Hood of 9 Norman-street Belfast Overseer of Workmen the Son of said deceased.

Patrick Cushnahan

Date of Death: 22/02/1872
Date of Grant: 26/03/1877
Effects under £300
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Patrick Cushnahan late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 22 February 1872 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oath of James Cushnahan of 29 Dock-street Belfast same County Innkeeper one of the Executors.

James Magee

Date of Death: 18/03/1873
Date of Grant: 18/04/1873
Effects under £600
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of James Magee late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 18 March 1873 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Michael Magee of Ballymacward and William Orr of Bavolgin both in (Lisburn) said County Farmers the Executors.

William Maxwell

Date of Death: 17/07/1874
Date of Grant: 07/08/1874
Effects under £100
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of William Maxwell late of Slievnacloy County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 17 July 1874 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of James Maxwell of Slievnacloy and John Maxwell of Ballymacward both in (Stoneyford) said County Farmers the Executors.

Michael Magee

Date of Death 08 10 1875
Date of Grant 30 07 1880
Effects under £400
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Michael Magee late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 8 October 1875 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oath of Alexander Lavery of 6 Hill-street Belfast Publican one of the Executors.

Elizabeth Hunter

Date of Death 06/12/1877
Date of Grant 26/07/1878
Effects under £100
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Elizabeth Hunter late of Ballymacward County Antrim Widow deceased who died 6 December 1877 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of John Maxwell Junior and Samuel Hunter both of Ballymacward (Lisburn) same County Farmers the Executors.

William Orr

Date of Death 08/05/1879
Date of Grant 15/11/1879
Effects under £300
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of William Orr late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 8 May 1879 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oath of Eliza Orr of Ballymacward Widow one of the Executors.

James McClean

Date of Death 30 12 1879
Date of grant 11 02 1880
Effects under £500
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of James M’Clean late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 30 December 1879 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Jonathan M’Clean Farmer and Jane M’Clean Spinster both of Ballymacward and John M’Clarnon of Slievenacloy Farmer all in said County the Executors.

Daniel Magee

Date of Death 29 10 1880
Date of Grant 23 12 1880
Effects under £300
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Daniel Magee late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 29 October 1880 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Hugh Tinsley and William Magee both of Ballymacward Farmers the Executors.

Thomas Christy

Date of Death 15 04 1884
Date of Grant 02 05 1884
Effects £17 12s 6d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Thomas Christy late of Bovolgan County Antrim Farmer who died 15 April 1884 at same place was proved at Belfast by John Waring of Bovolgan and Richard James Scott of Ballymacward in said County Farmers the Executors.

Samuel Bamford

Date of Death 27 09 1885
Date of Grant 11 11 1885
Effects £246 8s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Samuel Bamford late of Tullyrusk and Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 27 September 1885 at Ballymacward was proved at Belfast by George Bamford of Ballymacward Lower in said County Farmer one of the Executors.

James Jordan

Date of Death 31 10 1885
Date of Grant 18 05 1903
Effects £145
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the estate of James Jordan late of Ballymacward Lower Stoneyford County Antrim Farmer who died 31 October 1885 granted at Belfast to Esther Jordan the Widow.

Andrew Orr

Date of Death 15 02 1887
Date of Grant 09 03 1888
Effects £240 10s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Andrew Orr late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 15 February 1887 at same place was proved at Belfast by Mary Orr Widow and John Orr Farmer both of Ballymacward the Executors.

Edmund Collins

Date of Death 17 02 1887
Date of Grant 12 09 1887
Effects £602
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Edmund Collins late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 17 February 1887 at same place were granted at Belfast to Margaret Collins of Ballymacward the Widow.

Samuel Scott

Date of Death 05 06 1888
Date of Grant 18 05 1896
Effects £81
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Samuel Scott late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 5 June 1888 was proved at Belfast by Frances Scott Widow and James Scott Farmer both of Ballymacward Lower Executors

Ralph Maxwell

Date of Death 17 02 1889
Date of Grant 17 07 1896
Effects £36 10s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Ralph Maxwell late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 17 February 1889 granted at Belfast to James Maxwell of Ballymacward Farmer.

William Morrow

Date of Death 11 04 1890
Date of Grant 04 02 1891
Effects £77 5s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of William Morrow late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 11 April 1890 at same place was proved at Belfast by Edward Magee of Armagh Carpenter one of the Executors.

James Toland

Date of Death 11 07 1890
Date of Grant 22 09 1890
Effects £134 6s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of James Toland late of Tourneygrouph County Antrim Farmer who died 11 July 1890 at same place was proved at Belfast by William John Canmore of Ballymacward said County Farmer the sole Executor.

Susan Patterson

Date of Death 10 02 1891
Date of Grant 13 04 1891
Effects £89 10s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Susan Patterson late of Kilcreeney County Antrim Widow who died 10 February 1891 at same place was proved at Belfast by James Thompson of Templecormick and John Gaddis of Ballymacward both in said County Farmers the Executors.

Felix Graham

Date of Death 13 03 1891
Date of Grant 14 09 1891
Effects £229 5s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Felix Graham late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 13 March 1891 at same place was proved at Belfast by Mary Dornan of Ballymacward Lower (Wife of James-Dornan) one of the Executors.

John McGarrity

Date of Death 14 09 1891
Date of Grant 09 10 1891
Effects £2369 5s 7d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of John M’Garrity late of Ballynadolly County Antrim Farmer who died 14 September 1891 at same place was proved at Belfast by Patrick M’Garrity of Ballymacward Edward M’Garrity of Island Kelly and William John Kelly of Ballycarrickmaddy Farmers all in said County the Executors.

James Ellis

Date of Death 04 01 1892
Date of Grant 17 02 1892
Effects £163 13s 6d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of James Ellis late of Upper Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 4 January 1892 at same place was proved at Belfast by John M’Larnon of Slievenacloy said County and Valentine Ellis of Upper Ballymacward Farmers the Executors.

James Wilson

Date of Death 15 04 1892
Date of Grant 11 02 1893
Effects £257
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) of the personal estate of James Wilson late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 15 April 1892 at same place were granted at Belfast to Mary M’Call of 29 Arundel-street Belfast Widow a Legatee.

Edward Scott

Date of Death 28 01 1893
Date of Grant 24 03 1893
Effects £520 17s 6d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Edward Scott late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 28 January 1893 at same place was proved at Belfast by Margaret Scott of Ballymacward Widow one of the Executors.

Patrick Magee

Date of Death 09 05 1894
Date of Grant 22 03 1895
Effects £509 1s 6d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of Patrick Magee late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 9 May 1894 at same place was proved at Belfast by the Reverend Bernard M’Cartan of Hannahstown said County R.C.C. an Executor.

Rebecca Hood

Date of Death 29 01 1896
Date of Grant 01 12 1897
Effects £70 1s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Rebecca Hood late of Ballymacward County Antrim Spinster who died 29 January 1896 granted at Belfast to Richard J. Scott of Ballymacward Farmer and Hugh Gordon of 42 Newtownards-road Belfast Engineer

Anna Patterson

Date of Death 21 03 1899
Date of Grant 24 04 1899
Effects £139 11s 8d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the estate of Anna Patterson late of Cargyereevy County Down Widow who died 21 March 1899 granted at Belfast to John Thompson of Ballymacward near Lisburn County Antrim Farmer the Brother.

John McGarrity

Date of Death 27 08 1899
Date of Grant 30 05 1900
Effects £370 6s 6d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of John M’Garrity late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 27 August 1899 granted at Belfast to Patrick M’Garrity and James Neeson Farmers

Mary Orr

Date of Death 17 07 1900
Date of Grant 10 12 1900
Effects £55
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Mary Orr late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Widow who died 17 July 1900 granted at Belfast to Edward M’Shane Farmer and Francis Kelly Publican.

John Dawson

Date of Death 17 06 1901
Date of Grant 19 07 1901
Effects £334 12s 3d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of John Dawson late of Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 17 June 1901 granted at Belfast to John Moag Isaac Dawson and William Scott Farmers and Charlotte E. Dawson Spinster.

Thomas Megarrity

Date of Death 19 07 1901
Date of Grant 02 10 1901
Effects £213 19s 9d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Thomas Megarrity late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 19 July 1901 granted at Belfast to Frances Megarrity Widow and Felix Dornan Farmer.

Charles Bamford

Date of Death 07 11 1904
Date of Grant 14 12 1904
Effects £881 7s 7d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the estate of Charles Bamford late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 7 November 1904 granted at Belfast to Eliza Jane Bamford the Widow

Robert Lewis

Date of Death 19 07 1904
Date of Grant 05 09 1904
Effects £412 3s 6d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Robert Lewis late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 19 July 1904 granted at Belfast to Charles Bamford and Joseph Lewis Farmers

Henry Scott

Date of Death 09 10 1904
Date of Grant 02 11 1904
Effects £386
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the estate of Henry Scott late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 9 October 1904 granted at Belfast to Mary Jane Entwistle Married Woman

Mary Ann Yarr

Date of Death 28 01 1906
Date of Grant 20 08 1906
Effects £200
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will (and one Codicil) of Mary Ann Yarr late of Ballymacward County Antrim Widow who died 28 January 1906 granted at Belfast to Hugh Horner Farmer.

George Steed

Date of Death 12 07 1908
Date of Grant 29 07 1908
Effects £140
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of George Steed late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 12 July 1908 granted at Belfast to Mary Jane McKnight Married Woman.

Mary Jane Canmer

Date of Death 09 09 1911
Date of Grant 30 10 1911
Effects £35
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will with one Codicil of Mary Jane Canmer late of Ballymacward County Antrim Married Woman who died 9 September 1911 granted at Belfast to James Hamill and John McQuillan Farmers.

Anne McConnell

Date of Death 24 02 1911
Date of Grant 03 05 1911
Effects £605 18s 2d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Anne McConnell late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Widow who died 24 February 1911 granted at Belfast to John McConnell Farmer.

Robert Jordan

Date of Death 01 09 1913
Date of Grant 10 11 1913
Effects £389 2s 8d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Administration of the Estate of Robert Jordan late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 1 September 1913 granted at Belfast to Catherine Jordan the Widow.

William John Entwhistle

Date of Death 11 11 1913
Date of Grant 09 01 1914
Effects £164 14s 1d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of William John Entwistle late of Lower Ballymacward County Antrim Farmer who died 11 November 1913 granted at Belfast to Richard Walker and James Thompson Farmers.

Richard James Scott

Date of Death 04 08 1917
Date of Grant 07 09 1917
Effects £1477 13s 10d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Richard James Scott late of Ballymacward Lower County Antrim Farmer who died 4 August 1917 granted at Belfast to James Scott Farmer and Isaac E. Neill Law Clerk.

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