Ballyclug, 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


Ballyclug is a parish in the union of Ballymena, barony of Lower Antrim, containing, with part of the post town of Ballymena, called the village of Harryville. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Connor. In the Roman Catholic divisions this parish is united to Ballymena: the chapel is situated at Crebilly.


To find a list of townlands in this civil parish go to website: Surrounding parishes are:

Racavan, Glenwhirry, Kirkinriola, Ahoghill, and Connor.

Maps and gazetteers

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Graveyards are located in the following towns/townlands: Ballylesson, Ballymarlagh (Church of Ireland), and Crebilly (Roman Catholic).


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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Some registers are available at Braid & Glenravell, which begin in 1825. This area is in the diocese of Connor.

The civil parish of Kirkinriola ( combined with Ballymena) also part of Ahogill, also in diocese of Connor has earliest registers as follows: baptisms: January 1848; marriages: January 1840; deaths: 1852. There are missing dates as follows: marriages: July 1842-January 1847.

These later registers are in the custody of parish church. The National Library of Ireland has a microfilm copy of these registers. The registers have been indexed by the Ulster Historical Foundation (to 1900).

Church of Ireland

Ballyclug parish has baptisms: 1841-1871; marriages: 1841-1844; burials: 1841-1871 copies available at C-PRONI.

Also see Ballymena/Kirkinriola. baptisms: 1815-1875; marriages: 1807-1845; burials: 1807,1815, 1836.

PRONI has copies of burials 1841-1871.


Nearest Presbyterian meeting places are located in parish of Ballymena.


The closest Methodist meeting place is in Ballymena.

Society of Friends

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


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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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