Ballycor, 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


Ballycor is a parish in the union of Larne, barony of Upper Antrim. Its located 1 mile from Ballyclare. It is a rectory in the diocese of Connor.


To find townlands in this parish see website: . Surrounding parishes are Ballynure, Glenwhirry, Grange of Doagh, Kiwaughter, and Rashee.

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There are two graveyards in the parish. One graveyard is in Ballycor and one in the village of Ballyeaston. This last cemetery is cared for by the Church of Ireland.


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 Catholic parish of Ballyclare includes the civil parish of Ballycor and is in the diocese of Connor.

Earliest records of baptism: July 1869; of marriage: February 1870. The original registers are in the custody of the local parish and there is a microfilm copy of the register at The National Library of Ireland. These records have been indexed by the Ulster Historical Foundation.

Church of Ireland

The original registers for Ballycor civil parish were with the Ballyeaston parish which were destroyed in 1922 action in Belfast. There is a possibility for transcripts (beginning baptism date 1866; marriage date 1845; and burial date 1888) being available. Contact the Representative Church Body Library in Dublin for exact information.


Ballyeaston covers Presbyterian members in the civil parish of Ballycor.

Records exist for Ballyeaston 1st and 2nd congregations registers for baptism/marriage begin 1813.

Original registers are in local custody, but microfilm copy located in PRONI MIC 1P/24 and 124.

The Family History Library also has copies of records on the following microfilms: 973220 item 4; 883875 item 7; 990082 item 2; 883884 item 7; 990082 item 6. Years covered are 1813-1816, 1818-1821, 1824, 1828, 1830, 1832, 1837, 1843, 1845. Check the library's catalog on for additional details.


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Society of Friends

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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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