Ballyshanaghill Townland, Camlin

Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland

The following is an extract from the "Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland – Parishes of Glenavy, Camlin & Tullyrusk" by the Rev. Edward Cupples.

A large house, not yet finished, called Lakefield, has been erected in the town land of Ballyshanoghey, by Mr. Hyndman, a West Indian merchant. Its dimension are 80 feet long, by 70 wide, with two wings in the rear. The situation is on an eminence fronting the lake, and on the right of the road leading from Glenavy to Crumlin; being distant from the latter a quarter of a mile. There is a demesne of 112 acres, which is planted and in good condition.

Whittle Family – Thistleborough

Conway Whittle – by Henry H Mitchell

Conway Whittle was the second of nine children of James Whittle II and Mary McNeice of Thistleborough, near Glenavy, County Antrim, on the border of Loch Neagh near Belfast, Ireland. He settled in Norfolk, Virginia, and was followed there and joined in business by his younger brother Fortescue. Read more »

Registry of Deeds – Fergusons of Belfast

1736 – James WHITTLE instructed that his holding in Camlin parish be sold. His wife sold “all parcels of lands” (totalling 103A 3R 16P Scotch Cunningham Measure) in October 1736, to Patrick FERGUSON, a tanner from Belfast. Amount not recorded. [Ref: Deed, Memorial No. 61440. Summarised on page 27 of Transcript Book 88.] Witnessed by William TATE and Hans CAMPBELL, gents of Lisburn, and Francis JOY, gent of Belfast.] The land was situated at Ederaowen. This area beside Lough Neagh lying between the Glenavy and Crumlin rivers and includes the townland of Ballyshannaghill (Ballyshannochy) where the later Glenavy WHITTLE family farmed at Thistleborough. Read more »

Whittle / Campbell / Donaldson of Lisburn – Family History

Marriage of James WHITTLE to widow Mrs. CAMPBELL (post 1728)

[She was the mother of Hans, by her first husband Mr. CAMPBELL.]

Birth of son James to James WHITTLE & Mrs. WHITTLE (was w. CAMPBELL) (post 1728).

[This was the only known (surviving) child of the marriage above.]

Death of James WHITTLE (~1760-1770)

Death of Mrs. WHITTLE (was w. CAMPBELL, His wife, ~1760-1770)

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Fortescue Whittle – Family History

Fortescue Whittle was born 1776 in Ireland, and died in Norfolk, VA. He was the son of 4. James Whittle and 5. Mary McNiece.

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Whittle’s in South Carolina

Although the purpose of this web site is to document the South Carolina Whittle families, many researchers would like to connect early families that settled in other Southern States, in order to prove we are all cousins. Although I am sure we are all related, proof of it is hard to come by. To the best of my knowledge, no researchers have submitted any evidence of contact between the Whittle families in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee during the early 1800s. This web page will provide a broad overview of migration, it is not intended to be a detailed analysis of Whittle genealogy in other Southern States.

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McConnell Family – Thistleborough


The following is from PRONI and appears with their permission:

Henry Dornan

Forename: Henry
Surname: Dornan
Alt Surname:
Date Of Death: 07/11/1885
Date Of Grant: 21/04/1886
Effects: Effects £751
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:
The Will of Henry Dornan late of Crumlin County Antrim Farmer who died 7 November 1885 at same place was proved at Belfast by Malcolm M’Connell of Thistleborough in said County Farmer John Berryhill of Crumlin Farmer and Sarah Dornan of Crumlin Spinster the Executors.

Mary Jane McConnell

Forename: Mary Jane
Surname: McConnell
Alt Surname:
Date Of Death: 06/10/1888
Date Of Grant: 29/10/1888
Effects: Effects £172 5s. 9d.
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:
Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Mary Jane M’Connell late of Thistleborough Ballyshanaghy County Antrim who died 6 October 1888 at same place were granted at Belfast to John M’Connell of same place Farmer the Husband.

McConnell – Family History

I am looking for information on McConnell family. The information I have is from Rev. Kennaway of the Presbyterian church in Crumlin, Antrim County, Ireland.

My ggrandfather: John McConnell of Thistleborough d 23 June 1878. His wife: Margaret d 6th Jan 1893.

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