Friday 28 June 2013

Templepatrick church census 1857 goes online

Emerald Ancestors has added the Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Census of 1857 to its Church Census Collection.

The record set lists more than 800 names from this County Antrim congregation and joins an earlier (1831) census for the same church.

Many family groupings can be identified in both censuses, 26 years apart.

In most cases, the census lists all members, including children, within a household. As well as identifying their townland, the maiden name of mothers is recorded.

Prevalent Presbyterian family surnames recorded in the census include: Agnew, Barnet, Barret, Bell, Bill, Birkmyers (Burkmyers), Black, Boyd, Bradford, Christy, Coulter, Courtney, Cowan, Craig, Finlay, Fulton, Garner, Gibb, Gormal, Graham, Greer, Hamill, Hamilton, Harper, Hawthorn, Henderson, Holmes, Hunter, Hutcheson, Ingram, Jamison, Kee, Kennedy, Kirk, Lawther, Lemon, Lynn, Magee, McClung, McComb, McCrum, McIlwain, McKeague, McKee, McKeen, McKenna, McMeekin, McMillan (McMillen), McNeil, McNight, McWilliams, Meneilly, Neill (Neil), Neisbet, Price, Rea, Robinson, Shannon, Shaw, Smith, Stevenson, Stewart, Tate, Wiley, Williamson & Wilson.

The residences of these families in and around Templepatrick Parish are recorded as follows: Ballycushin, Ballyhartfield, Ballymartin, Ballypallady, Ballyrobert, Carnanee, Clachanduff (Cloghanduff), Cotton Mount, Kilgreel, Kilmakee, Rickamor, Templepatrick, Toberagnew (Toberagnee).