Read more about Baronies and Civil Parishes of North Antrim

North Antrim was divided into the baronies of:     

Cary  included part of the parish of Billy (see below) and the parishes of Ballintoy, Grange of Drumtullagh, Armoy, Ramoan and Culfeightrin. Note that the townlands of Knocknahinch and Moyaver Lower & Upper, in the parish of Armoy, were in the barony of Dunluce Upper.

Dunluce Lower included the remainder of the parish of Billy* plus the parishes of Derrykeighan, Dunluce, part of Ballyrashane and part of Ballywillin. Note that the remainder of the parishes of Ballyrashane and Ballywillin lay in the county of Londonderry.

Dunluce Upper included the parishes of Ballymoney, Kilraghts, and most of Loughguile (see below), plus the townlands of Ballynaloob and Drumadarragh in the parish of Killagan and the townlands of Knocknahinch and Moyaver Lower & Upper, in the parish of Armoy,

Kilconway included the parishes of Dunaghy, Newtown Crommelin, Grange of Dundermot, Finvoy, Rasharkin, Killagan (except the townlands of Ballynaloob and Drumadarragh in Dunluce Upper), part of Loughguile parish,** the townland of Garryduff in the parish of Ballymoney and the townland of Craigs which is sometimes listed as being within the parish of Craigs in later documents and sometimes listed as being in the parish of Ahoghill in earlier documents.


* This included the townlands of Ballyhemlin, Ballylough, Ballylough Beg, Ballylough More, Ballynarry Lower, Ballyness, Carnanreagh, Castlecat, Cabragh or Cavanmore, Cavan, Cozies, Craig, Curramoney or Billy, Eagry, Glebe, Magherintendry, Mallendober and Turfahun. The remainder of the townlands in Billy parish were in the barony of Cary.

** This included the townlands of Altnahinch, Ballynagabog, Carnagall, Carnamenagh, Carnbuck, Drumrankin, Gruig, Lislaban and Moneyneagh.

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