Town of Ballymoney with particular reference to Church Street
Initially some of this material was produced for a couple of talks that I gave in Ballymoney a number of years ago. Since then I have added to and modified this material.
The town of Ballymoney is located within the townlands of Townparks and Glebe. See this Ordnance Survey map (scale six inches to the mile) which shows these townlands and the extent of the town within them in 1833. Below are links to a number of sources [1734 to 1950s] for the town as a whole, and particularly for Church Street, that should be of use to both family and local historians studying the town. The sources are presented chronologically.
* This census was compiled in 1817 by the Rev. Robert Park who was the minister of the First Presbyterian Church in the town. In fact the Rev. Park became the minister of the church on 18th March 1817. So this census may have been his way of getting to know his flock. Clearly it will only contain Presbyterians who attended that church. Trinity Church [which was the Seceding Church at that time] would not be included. But, since St. James's and Drumreagh Churches [offshoots of 1st Balymoney] were not built at that time, those families that later joined these churches would be enumerated in this 1817 census. I have arranged the names and places from the transcript of the census held in PRONI [CR/3/1/D/1] within a kind of a database which should make it easier to find names and search for places.
Copyright W. Macafee, 2015.