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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Edward Wilson and Elizabeth Hynds, County Down

Edward Wilson (5th July 1846 - 7th May 1878) and Isabella Catherine Hynds/Hinds/Hines (1845 - 23rd August 1922) were our paternal great-great-grandparents. 
Edward Wilson was born on July 5th 1846 in Ballygunaghan, Donaghcloney to Reid Wilson and Agnes Levelet/Lavalade.  Elizabeth Hynds was born circa 1845 in Skillyscolban/Drumaghadone townland to Richard and Isabella Hynds.
All the above townlands cluster in a five kilometer radius between Dromore and Banbridge, County Down. Although the family had started out as Presbyterian, they later converted to the Methodist religion, probably influenced by the Protestant evangelical Great Revival movement of the 1860s.

Edward Wilson and Elizabeth Hynds married on March 8th 1865 in Dromore's First Presbyterian Church - he was listed as a grocer.  Elizabeth's father was Richard Hynds, a farmer of Skillyscoloban.  The witnesses were James Brown and Susannah Cloaghley.

Details of their lives together are quite sketchy. They moved south for a time to Scarva Street in Loughbrickland, Co. Down, where their daughter, Anna Bella Wilson (aka Annie Wilson) was born in 1877.  An older son, John Alexander Wilson, was possibly born here also;  the childrens' father, Edward Wilson, was working as a grocer.

The remaining children were born about 10 kilometers away in Edenderry, Portadown, Co. Armagh. There is a record in the Street Directories of an Edward Wilson working as a spirit dealer in Edenderry, Portadown in 1877.  On the 1901 Census, one of Edward and Elizabeth's children, Samuel Wilson, notes his place of birth (in 1874)  as Loughgall, an area ten kilometers west of Portadown town, although his birth certificate gives the address as Edenderry.   In 1876, Edward Wilson had changed his occupation from spirit dealer to linen manufacturer, and finally, in 1877, he turned to farming - these details from his childrens' birth certificates.

Edward Wilson died on 7th May 1878, aged only 32.  At the time of his death he was living in Belfast at 121 Hilland Street, and was still working as a grocer - his brother Joseph Wilson was present at his death.  Since it seems Edward was a spirit dealer of Portadown, I wonder was 121 Hilland Street the home of his brother?

The children of Edward Wilson and Elizabeth Hynds were as follows:

John Alex Wilson was born to Edward Wilson and Elizabeth Hynds in Scarva Street, Loughbrickland, Co. Down, on 23rd May 1866.  He died on 4th December 1888 in Belfast and was buried in Dromore Presbyterian Churchyard.
    Graveyard inscription:  'Erected by Richard Hynds, Scolvan, in memory of his beloved wife Isabella who fell asleep in Jesus 27th March 1880 aged 72 years.  Also the infant daughter of John Hynds, died 23rd Sept 1873. Also the above named Richard Hynds who died 12th April 1899 aged 91 years.  Also their grandson John Alex Wilson who died 4th Decr 1888 aged 22 yrs.  Also Ann Jane Hynds, eldest daughter of Richard and Isabella Hynds, died 3rd Nov 1920 aged 82 years,  all with the Lord.'

And from the Belfast Telegraph: 'Wilson - December 4th, at the residence of his mother, 22, Queen Street, Belfast, John Alexander, eldest son of the late Edward Wilson, Portadown, aged 22 years.  The remains of my beloved son will be removed from his late residence for interment in Dromore First Presbyterian Burying-ground, this (Thursday) morning, at ten o'clock.  Friends will please accept this intimation.  Elizabeth Wilson.'

Anna Bella Wilson, born to Edward Wilson and Elizabeth Hynds on 27th October 1867 in Loughbrickland, Banbridge, County Down.
Annie Wilson married John Currie, the secretary of a linen business, in St. Anne's Church of Ireland, Shankill, Belfast, on 4th December 1888.  John Currie was a clerk, the son of William Currie, a linen lapper of 52 Donegall Pass, who was married to Mary Taylor. (Mary Taylor would die at 52 Donegal Pass in March 1889.)  The street directories records William Currie at this address until about 1901, but he was gone by the time of the census.  He was general noted as a linen passer, which was the term given to the official who inspected the finished linen.    Annie Wilson was living at home at 22 Queen Street, Belfast, in 1888;  her marriage registration confirms that her father was Edward Wilson, although makes no mention of the fact that he was dead by then.  Edward was noted as a farmer.  The wedding was witnessed by a Colin Kennedy and by Annie's sister, Lillie Wilson.

John Currie had been born in 1857 in County Down to linen manufacturer, William Currie and Mary Taylor, later of 52 Donegall Pass, Belfast.  William Currie of Donegall Pass also had William Henry Currie in about 1854,  Ann Jane Currie in 1842 and Amelia Currie in about 1846.
The widowed William Curry (1812 - 1899) of Donegall Pass, a cloth passer aged 87, died in the Royal Hospital on 26th October 1899.  His grandson, Henry George Currie of 17 Maryville Street, was in attendance when he died.
The 'Belfast Newsletter' of 26th February 1889 had earlier noted the death of Mary Taylor Currie, wife of William Currie, at 52 Donegall Pass.

In 1894, John Currie was noted in the street directories as 'John Currie, apartments, Hibernia Terrace, Seacliff Road, Bangor.'
 In 1896 the family were living at 1 Princetown Road, Bangor, and later at 1 Hibernia Terrace from where John Currie wrote to the local paper to complain about the state of the Bangor water supply following several months of drought in the area:
   ‘Mr. John Currie, 1 Hibernia Terrace, writes to us as follows: As a resident of Bangor I ask the assistance of your valuable journal to ventilate a grievance which demands the serious consideration of the town commissioners. For some time past they have been aware of the fact that if rain was not forthcoming we were likely to be left without water, so our supply has been curtailed to an alarming extent, so much so, that for the past four days, water has not been able to make its way into my cistern.’

 By the time of the 1901 Census, the Currie family had moved again, this time to 10 Donaghadee Road, Bangor. They had a huge family - eight children - plus a French farm/domestic servant, Beatrice Midvinter, only 13 years old.   By 1911, they were living at 6 Park Road, Ormeau, Belfast and had 11 children.  I had terrible trouble tracking this family down on the census, purely because the name had been transcribed incorrectly to the internet as 'Cassie' by the National Archives.  It's very important to look at the original handwritten forms to double-check the information given. 
Spending the night with the Currie family in Bangor in 1911 was Annie Currie's widowed mother, Elizabeth Wilson, née Hynds.

Anna Bella Currie, née Wilson, died on 31st October 1934 at her home, Clough, Park Road, Belfast. ('Belfast Telegraph', 31st October 1935.)

John Currie, retired secretary of 59 Park Road, Belfast, died on 16th May 1941.  'The Northern Whig' of 20th May 1941 named the chief mourners at his funeral as sons James, Richard and Albert Currie, and son-in-law Norman Fulton.
Probate was granted to son Frederick John Currie, a worsted manufacturer, son-in-law James Norman Fulton, a director, and daughter Margaret Thomasina McCall Currie, spinster.

The children of John Currie and Annie Wilson were:

a) James Taylor Currie was born on 12th May 1889 at 22 Hartington Street to bookkeeper John Currie and Annie Wilson.  In the 1930s he was the secretary of the Ulster Cricket and Athletic Club whose headquarters were on the Ormeau Road.  A printer, James Taylor Currie, married a woman by the name of Edith Margaret who died at 39 Elaine Street on 16th march 1920;  her brother-in-law, F.J.Currie was present when she died.

b) Frederick John Currie, born 1891, Co. Down, was baptised as 'Frederick John Wilson Currie.'

c) George Herbert Browne Currie was born on 27th August 1892 at 1, Hibernia Terrace, Bangor, Co. Down.   George Herbert Brown Currie died on 10th November 1932 at 386 Lisburn Road, Belfast, and was survived by his widow, Elsie Marjorie Currie.  The 'Northern Whig' of 12th November 1932 named him as the 3rd son of Mr. and Mrs. John Currie of Park Road, Belfast. For the previous eight years he had been the manager of the Belfast branch of the London Assurance Company; an enthusiastic golfer, he was a member of the Bangor, Ormeau and Cliftonville Clubs.  He left a wife and daughter.

d) Albert Victor Currie was born 12th July 1894 at Hibernia Terrace, Bangor. On 14th December 1921 in St. John's, Newtownards, he married Mary Anne Irva Downey, the daughter of linen merchant
James Matthew Downey of Ravenhill Park;  the witnesses were William Edmund Farrell and Violet Edna Downey.

e) Florence Annie Currie was born 14th October 1895 at Hibernia Terrace.

f) Elizabeth Catherine Wilson Currie was born in the Samaritan Hospital, Belfast, on 9th November 1897.  On 3rd November 1921 in St. Thomas's, Belfast, Elizabeth Catherine Currie of Clough House, Park Road, Belfast, married William George Murphy, post office official, son of the late George Murphy.  This was witnessed by R. Murphy and John Currie.

g) Marguerita M'Caul Currie was born at Chelsea, Bangor, on 21st December 1899 and was named in her father's will as 'Margaret Thomasina McCall Currie.'

h) Albert Edward Currie was born on 23rd December 1900 at Chelsea, Bangor, Co. Down, as was his twin sister, Alexandra Victoria Currie, who died aged 12 months, at Chelsea, Bangor, on 29th December 1901.  It's odd that the Curries named two of their sons as 'Albert'.

i) Adeline May Gladys Currie was born on 27th May 1902, in Chelsea, Bangor, Co. Down; she was known as Mae Currie. On 23rd July 1931 in Knockbreda Church, she married Norman Fulton, son of Dr. and Mrs. Fulton of 'Woodbank', Ballygomartin Road, Belfast. ('Northern Whig', 31st July 1931.) Norman Fulton was one of the executors of his father-in-law's will.

j) Sarah Eileen McMurray Currie was born on 1st October 1905 at 23 Clifton Road, Bangor, Co. Down.

k) Marjorie Currie was born 15th October 1907 at 23 Clifton Road, Bangor; she was known as Georgia Currie.
The Currie family were buried in Plot A2-10 in the City Cemetery.  John Currie's father, William Currie, died aged 80 on 26th October 1899;  mother, Mary Currie, died at the Currie family home of 52 Donegall Pass aged 67 on 25th February 1899.   John Currie, their son, died at Clough Park Road, aged 85, on 16th May 1941, while his wife, Annie Currie, née Wilson, died aged 67 at 59 Park Road on 31st October 1934.

The adjacent plot - A2-11 - also holds members of the same Currie family:
Alexandra V. Currie, aged 12 months, died at Chelsea, Bangor, on 29th December 1901. Edith Margaret Currie died aged 31 at 12 Upper Crescent on 16th March 1920.  George Herbert Currie died aged 30 at 386 Lisburn Road on 10th November 1932 and James Taylor Currie died aged 70 at 5 Irwin Avenue on 5th October 1959.

John Currie had a brother, William Henry Currie, who died on 13th April 1931 at 52 Posnett Street, Belfast;  William Henry Currie was a bookkeeper, and probate of his will was granted to our John Currie, retired secretary.
William Henry Currie, linen lapper of 11 Elm Street and son of William Currie, married Jennie Heggan/Haggan/Hagan, the daughter of porter William Heggan of 59 Willow Street, on 20th February 1876 at Spamount Congregational Church, Shankill, Belfast.  This was witnessed by Samuel Kirkpatrick and Mary Jane McMillan.
In 1901, William Henry Currie was living at 9 Ireton St, Belfast, with his wife, Jennie, and his three sons, William Taylor Currie who had been born on 7th February 1877 at 19 Rosewood Street,  John Randolph Currie who had been born on 15th December 1878 at 19 Rosewood Street, and Henry George Currie born 24th May 1880 at Rosewood Street.  Both William Henry and two of his sons, John Randolph Currie and William Taylor Curry, were clerks in a linen warehouse, while the youngest son, Henry George, was a shipping clerk.

William Henry Currie and Jennie Hagan lost two daughters in infancy, both named Mary Taylor Currie after William's mother - in July 1888, Mary Taylor Currie died at Maryville Street, off Donegal Pass, aged 7 months and 10 days.  A second child of the same name died of croup later on 13th December 1891, aged 1 year and 8 months - she was noted as the only daughter of William Henry and Jennie Currie.

William Henry Currie's eldest son, William Taylor Currie, married Matilda Weir Graham of Tyrone in St. Mary Magdalene Church of Ireland, Shankill on 15th June 1905.
His son, John Randolph Currie, married a woman named Jane - John Randolph Curry died  on 21st April 1933 at the Purdysburn Nervous Hospital;  he was a bookkeeper, who had been living at the family home of 52 Posnett Street; administration of his will was granted to his widow, Jane Currie, who died in Posnett Street on 21st February 1938 - her will was administered by John's brother, Henry George Currie.
The son of William Henry Currie, Henry George Curry, married Margaret Deane, the daughter of the late William Deane, in Duncairn, Shankhill, Belfast, on 27th August 1914.  This was witnessed by John Russell and Annie Deane.

The family of William Henry Currie were buried in Plot L-128 in the City Cemetery. William Henry Currie died aged 78 at 52 Posnett Street on 13th April 1931.  Wife Jane Currie died aged 82 on 21st February 1938 also in Posnett Street where their son, John Rudolph Currie, aged 54, was living when he died on 21st April 1933.  Son William Taylor Currie died at 51 Lisburn Road/8 Pakenham Street, aged 75 on 31st January 1952.

Our paternal great-grandfather, Edward Leviolett Wilson, was born to Edward Wilson and Elizabeth Hynds in Edenderry, Portadown, on 19th August 1872.
http://alison-stewart.blogspot.ie/2012/10/edward-leviolette-wilson-and-agnes-jane.html

Samuel Wilson was born to Edward Wilson and Elizabeth Hynds on 24th April 1874 in Edenderry,  Portadown, Armagh.  A salesman, he died of tuberculosis aged 22 on 6th June 1896 at 8 Cameron Street and was buried in the family plot - N4 73 - in Dundonald Cemetery.  His brother, Richard William Wilson of 8 Cameron Street was present at the death. The Belfast Newletter of 8th June noted that he died at his mother's home of 8 Cameron Streert.

Elizabeth (Lillie) Wilson Tees born to Edward Wilson and Elizabeth Hynds in Edenderry, Co. Armagh on 13th February 1876. Her father, Edward, was listed on the civil birth registration as a linen manufactuer.  She later witnessed the wedding in 1888 of her sister, Annie, to John Currie. On the 1901 Census, Lillie was living at home with her widowed mother, Elizabeth, at 40 Eblana Street, Cromac, Belfast.  She died aged 92 in La Jolla, California, on 17th April 1968 and was buried in the family plot in Dundonald Cemetery.  At some stage she had married a man by the name of 'Tees'.

William Wilson born to Edward Wilson (now a farmer) and Elizabeth Hynds on 2nd August 1877 in Edenderry, Portadown, Co. Armagh.  William was later known as Richard William Wilson and in 1901 was living at home at 40, Eblana Street, Cromac, Belfast, with his older brother, Edward Leviolett Wilson, his widowed mother, Elizabeth, and his sister Lillie. He was working in the linen industry. The details of the 1901 Census were as follows:


Elizabeth Wilson, aged 54, widow, born Dromore, Co. Down, keeping house.
Edward Wilson (ie: Edward Leviolett Wilson),son, aged 28, Methodist, Grocer, born Portadown.
Lillie Wilson, Daughter, aged 24, Draper, born Co. Antrim.
Richard Wilson (also known as Richard William Wilson), son, aged 23, in linen business, place of birth not given.
Florrie Curry (ie: Currie), granddaughter, aged 5, Church of Ireland, born Bangor.


Richard William Wilson of 40 Eblana Street married Mary Ingram of Doagh, Co. Antrim,  on 12th September 1905 in Ballylinney Presbyterian Church. The witnesses were David Ingram and Lillie Wilson.
In 1911, Richard William Wilson and Mary Ingram were living at 82 University Avenue, Cromac, Belfast and was working as a cashier.  The couple had two young children, Eileen May, born 2nd May 1906 at 162 University Avene, and Richard Norman Wilson, born 20th January 1911 at 82 University Avenue. 

The couple buried a stillborn child in the family plot in Dundonald Cemetery on 16th February 1909 - their address at this time was given as 162 University Avenue.

 Mary Ingram, who married Richard William Wilson, had been born on 14th February 1877 in Doagh, Antrim, to Robert Ingram and Hessy Hackney, who had married in Ballylinny Presbyterian Church on 17th June 1864.  Both parents were dead by the time of the 1901 Census;  the father's death was registered - he had been born in 1840 and died on 5th May 1893 in Doagh, Co.Antrim, where he had worked as a grocer.
The earlier 1901 Census shows Mary Ingram and some of her siblings living at 12 Doagh Town, Co. Antrim. The eldest sister was Jane Ingram,a postmistress aged 27.  Agnes was 25, Mary herself was 23, Maggie was 17, Edith or Edi was 14 and John was 12.   There was a second batch of Ingram siblings living at 51, Ballyclare, headed by Mary's older single brother, the spirit merchant Thomas Hugh Ingram, aged 28, who was living there with his sister, Elizabeth Ingram, a 21-yr-old seamstress. (By 1911, Thomas Hugh was a grocer in Doagh and was living with Edith and John, all unmarried.)     Yet another traceable brother was Robert Hackney Ingram, a grocer of Glengormley, who married a woman named Elizabeth A. J.  in Belfast in 1890, but died at 16 Shankill Rd., Belfast,  four years later on 1st June 1894. 

The family of Richard William Wilson and Mary Ingram were buried in plot D1-196 in Dundonald Cemetery.  Richard William Wilson died aged 57 at 82 University Avenue on 25th April 1933. His wife, Mary Wilson, died aged 72 at 47 Onslow Parade on 18th December 1947.  Their son, Richard Norman Wilson died aged 89 at 3 Ravensdene Park on 30th May 2000.  A possible son to Richard Norman Wilson was Norman D. Wilson who died aged only 21 at 47a Onslow Parade on 13th May 1966.

The Hynds family of Skillyscolban:
Elizabeth Catherine Hynds Wilson, who had married Edward Wilson in 1865 in Dromore, died at Clough Park Road - the home of her daughter, Annie Currie - on 23rd August 1922, having survived her late husband by 44 years. 

She was known to regularly make the trip home from Belfast to Drumaghadone by horse and trap to collect poultry for the household from the family farm there.  She was most likely visiting her brother, John Hynds, who farmed in Skillyscolban/Drumaghadone and who died in 1920.  Her sister, Ann Jane Hynds (1836 - 1913) lived unmarried in the nearby town of Dromore.

John Hynds, Elizabeth's brother, had been married to an American woman, Mary Jane, but she had died by the time of the 1911 census which also states that none of their children had been born alive. As a young man, John was an active Orangeman. He was fined when he was 15 or 16 by the Dromore Petty Sessions in 1854 for throwing stones.  Later in 1860 he was arrested and fined for marching on the 12th July:
  
'John Hinds, Skillyscolban, Andrew McCormick, Ednego, William Copeland, Kilmacrew, Robert Seed, Kilmacrew, John Graham, Ednego and Hugh Adams, Kilmacrew, appeared to answer the complaint of sub-inspector Henry L. Owens, for that they did at Ballela and Ednego on the 12th July 1860, unlawfully assembled themselves together, and did meet and parade and join in a procession, and did bear and wear and have amongst them, banners, flags, emblems and symbols, and were accompanied by persons playing music. Such display and music being calculated and tending to provoke animosity between different classes of her Majesty’s subjects.
The case was made returnable to the Spring assizes and the magistrates agreed to accept bail, themselves in £10 and two sureties of £5 the appearance of each of the defendants.'

Elizabeth Wilson of Drumaghadone, Dromore, was present when her brother, widowed farmer John Hinds (sic) died aged 82 in Drumaghadone, Dromore, on 3rd November 1920.

Ann Jane Hynds, sister of Elizabeth Wilson, died at Meeting Street, Dromore, on 9th May 1913; her sister, Elizabeth Wilson of 3 Delhi Street, Belfast, was there when she died.

Their father, Richard Hynds (1809 - 1899) appeared on Griffiths Valuation of 1863,  leasing 14 acres of land, a house, outbuildings and a share of bog, from the landlord Thomas E. J. Henry.  He was subletting two houses to a Robert Martin and a Hugh Dickson on his property.   Richard Hynds died aged 91 in Skillyscolvan on 12th April 1899; son John Hynds was present.

Elizabeth's sister, Isabella Hynds (1844 - 10th January 1894), married a widowed soldier, William Bole (1838ish - 3rd August 1918), in Dromore First Presbyterian Church on 2nd November 1869. The witnesses to the wedding were Elizabeth (Wilson?) and John Hynds who was the bride's brother. William Bole was the son of Archibald Bole - an Archibald Bole was leasing land in Balleny, Co. Down in 1834.

William Boal had been born in 1838 in the parish of Magherally, Banbridge, Co. Down, to Archibald Boal.  He joined the army aged 20 on 17th July 1858 and served subsequently in the Durham Light Infantry or 106th Regiment of Foot.  His British army records show that he served 7.5 years in the East Indies, and was discharged from military service in Athlone on 15th June 1880.

Sergeant William Boal of the 106th Regiment, son of Archibald Boal, married as his first wife, Kate Hanrahan, the daughter of Michael Hanrahan, in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Nuseerabab, Bengal, India, on 29th November 1866.  One of the witnesses to William Boal's first marriage was an A.Boal, who seems to have been William's brother, Archibald - a Sergeant Archibald Boal of the 106th Regiment died of phthisis (tuberculosis) aged only 23 in Lahore on 1st September 1867 and was buried there the following day.

William Boal must have returned home to the Dromore area, since he married Isabella Hynds there on 2nd November 1869.

William Boal, aged 82, died at 15 Parkend Street on 3rd August 1918; his son, Archibald Boal of 71 Fortwilliam Parade, was present.

Isabella Hynds and William Bole had at least seven children together:

1) Archibald Bole was born in 1873 in India (the Family Search website notes the birth on 1st October 1873 in Jhansie, Bengal, of a William John Boal to William and Isabella Boal, but they might have changed the child's name soon after) and would marry, on 28th August 1905, Hannah M. Sloan, the daughter of a Belfast gardener, William Sloan. The witnesses were James Sloan and Mary E. Boal.   In 1918 he was living at 71 Fortwilliam Parade.

2) David Hynds Boal was born in 1874 on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, and would later marry Annie Flannigan of 139 York Street, Belfast, daughter of a butcher Hamilton Flannigan, in St. Anne's, Belfast, on 20th August 1902.  David Boal was noted as a watchmaker; the witnesses were Robert Gamble and Margaret Graham.

3) Samuel Boal 1875 - 1883.

4) Isabella Boal who was born in 1878 in Manchester.

5) William Boal, a soldier who was born in 1880 and who died at Edinburgh Castle on 11th January 1904.

6) Mary E. Boal born 1883.

7) Thomas Boal who was born at 74 Earl Street, Belfast, on 11th September 1884.

The Boal family had a family burial plot in Dromore Presbyterian Churchyard.

Following his discharge from the military, William Boal worked as a church sexton in Belfast.

Isabella Boal, née Hynds, died on 10th January 1894 aged 50 at 10 Regent Street, Belfast, and William Boal married for a third time, his final wife being Mary McBriar, the daughter of John McBriar and Mary Jamison.  The marriage took place on 29th April 1901 in Fortwilliam Presbyterian Church, Belfast.

A recent Ancestry.com DNA test shows me to be distantly related to a number of people who descend from Richard Hinds and Jane Harrison of Balleny, Dromore, Co. Down.  I went through the register of Dromore Church of Ireland in the Public Records Office in Belfast, and came across some of the baptisms of this couple's children.  
George Hinds, the son of Richard Hinds and Jane Harrison, was baptised on April 25th 1784.
On 23rd January 1790,  Elizabeth, the daughter of Richard Hinds and Jane Harrison, was baptised in Balleny.
Jane, the daughter of Richard Hinds and Jane Harrison was baptised in Lisneward, Dromore, on September 9th 1792.   Lisneward townland is directly adjacent to Scillyscolban and Drumaghadone townlands where our Hinds ancestors were farming later, which further strengthens the argument for a family link here.

Fellow researchers on Ancestry.com, who share a DNA link with me, uncovered Richard Hinds who had been born to Richard Hinds and Jane Harrison in  Dromore on 26 May 1782, and who died in 2nd October 1862 in Butlers County, Pennsylvania, having married  Elizabeth Brannan and having reared a large family in the US - Francis Hines (1815 - before 1885), William Boston Hines (1815 - 31 Mar 1878),  Alexander M Hines (1818 - 16 Jul 1868), Thomas Hines (6 Jan 1821 - 24 Nov 1862),
George H Hines  (circa 1826 - 31 Jul 1893), Elijah G. Hines  (September 1827 - 1905), Elenor Jane Hines  (circa 1830 - 1877),  Isaiah Hines  (1833 - Apr 1836),  Mary Elizabeth Hines  (July 1838 - 1912),  Richard Hines (born circa 1841) and Edward Hines (born circa 1851).

The excellent 'Surnames' database on Ros Davies' website records several other Hynds of Balleny, who were likewise christened in Dromore Church of Ireland church, but who I must have overlooked when I was browsing the register in Belfast - a Robert Hynds and Sarah Watson baptised their son, George, there on 1st February 1836,  followed by daughters, Elizabeth, on 5th October 1844 and Sarah Ann on 10th August 1845.
Susan Hynds, and her husband John McAdam, also of Balleny, baptised Jane in 1809 and Mary in 1816 in Dromore Church of Ireland Cathedral.
George Hinds and Isabella Cotter of Balleny were the parents of Samuel Stuart Hinds who had been born on 4th March 1804.

Balleny was also the townland associated with William Boal's father, Archibald Boal, who was farming there in the 1830s.
(The Dromore Church register also records the baptism of Anne Jane, the daughter of Alexander McKoan and Isabella Hinds  on April 29th 1792.)

Other possible Hynds family members who were mentioned in Griffiths land Valuation of 1863 were George Hynds of nearby Drumskee and Robert Hynds of Drumskee although this is purely conjecture on my part.




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