Ballintoy, Antrim Genealogy

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

Historical Overview


Ballintoy is a parish in the union of Ballycastle, barony of Carey. The parish is 4 miles from Ballycastle. Ballintoy parish is located at the most northern part of the coast of County Antrim. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Connor.


The townlands in this parish can be identified by using the website: . Bordering civil parish are: Billy, Grange of Drumtullagh, and Ramoan.

Maps and gazetteers

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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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The Roman Catholic parish boundaries includes Ballintoy and Armoy civil parishes. Parish registers containing baptisms and marriages, begin in 1872.

Church of Ireland

Records for Ballintoy parish include marriages 1845-1859 and burials 1872-1898 which are located at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. (M-C-PRONI)


There is a place of worship for Presbyterians and registers begin 1829 for baptisms and 1845 for marriages.

Original registers are in local custody (Toberkleigh) and a copy is available at PRONI.


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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. Also at website: http://www.quakers-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.

Web Sites

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Further Reading

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