Seacash Townland, Killead

William Black convicted of assault

The following is from the Belfast Newsletter dated Fri 9th October – Tue 12th October 1795 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

At a General Quarter Seffions of the Peace, held at Antrim in the county of Antrim, on Thurfday, the 8th day of October, 1795 – the undernamed perfons were tried, convicted and fentenced by the Court as to their names is annexed…….

Matthew Maze, of Aghena Kernan, convicted of affaulting Elizabeth Montgomery – fined fix fhillings and eight pence.

James Davy of Knockcairne, and Henry Davy, of Ballynacoy, having fubmitted to an indictment for affaulting James Adams, and pleaded a releafe – were fined fix pence each.

William Black, of Seacafh, convicted of affaulting James McConaghy – to be imprifioned three months in the county jail.

Marriage – Erskin/Larimore

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th February January 1810 and is reproduced here by permission of the Belfast News Letter


A few days ago, Mr John Erskin, of Seacash, to the agreeable and accomplished Miss Larimore, of Ballyginniff, both of the parish of Killead.

Ordnance Survey Memoirs

The following are extracts from “Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland – Parishes of County Antrim XIII 1833, 1835,1838”. Thanks to The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast for permission to use this extract.

Glebe House

The Glebe, the residence of the Revd William George Macartney, vicar of the parish, is pleasantly situated in the townland of Seacash, near the centre of the parish and within a few yards of the parish church. It is a plain and comfortable 2-storey house, with suitable offices and a small lawn and kitchen garden. It was erected in 1827 at a cost of 2000 pounds, 1100 pounds of which were advanced by the Board of First Fruits and the remainder by Mr Macartney.


Robert Patrick of Seacash died at the age of 100.

Death Notice – Mary Jane Armstrong

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th February 1910 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.


Armstrong – February 25, at the residence of her son-in-law, 15 Main Street, Bangor, Mary Jane, relict of the late Thomas Armstrong, Knockcairn, Dundrod, and eldest daughter of the late William Wilson, Seacash, Co. Antrim. Funeral on 27th inst., leaving Bangor at 9am for Glenavy Parish Churchyard.

Death Notice – Sarah Sempey

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th March 1910 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.


Sempey – March 14th at Seacash, Sarah, dearly-loved wife of John Sempey. Her remains will be removed from her late residence for interment in Crumlin Burying Ground on this (Wednesday) afternoon, at two o’clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. John Sempey.

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