Ballinderry, Antrim Genealogy

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The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Antrim. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

Historical Overview


Ballinderry is a civil and ecclesiastical parish in the union of Lurgan, barony of Upper massareene. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Connor. The church was erected in 1821.


There are six surrounding parishes to Ballinderry, namely: Aghagallon, Aghalee, Derryaghy, Glenavy, Mageragall, and Magheramesk. To find the names of townlands, etc. in this parish check website:

Maps and gazetteers

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There is an old graveyard in the Townland of Templecormac. It is found near the remains of an old church.


The purpose of a census was to gather information about people who lived in an area. While the government began census taking in 1821, only fragments exist before 1901. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 are available. Read more about the records in the Ireland Census article.

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Church records

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In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the district of Aughagallon and Ballinderry. The chapel is a small building. The church register begins in 1828 and contains baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burials.

Church of Ireland

Registers begin in 1805 for baptisms and deaths/burials and 1840 for marriages. The original registers are in local custody.


There is a place of worship in Ballinderry for Presbyterians, but it is not known what registers exist.


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Society of Friends

To discover what is available on the Quaker population in County Antrim contact: Religious Society of Friends 4 Magheralave Road, Lisburn BT28 3BD. Internet site: http://www.quakers-in-ireland/home/. E-mail:


There is a meeting house used by the Moravians in the parish.

Civil Registration

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records

Probate dealt with the property of a deceased person. Read more about these records in the Ireland Probate Records article.

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School records

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Tax records

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles. Add records for this parish that you know about.


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Further Reading

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