Brennan, Rev.



“Mr. BRENNAN, P.P.] of AUGHNAMULLEN was a man like his relations people of the old school who were the esteem of their protestant neighbours by truthfulness, liberality of mind and disgust of pretence. The priest was going into BALLYBAY in the evening of Patricks day the 17th of March, when in shout of BALLYBAY he saw a drunk man sitting on the road side & shouting St. Patrick dear I am suffering sore for you, when the drunk man come to find the priest was at hand he got on his knees to pray & was about as ignorant of prayer as preaching, all he could think of on the spur of the moment was

St. Patrick was a gentleman & come of dasent people,

he built a church in DUBLIN & then raised the steeple
then would finish up with Saint Patrick I am suffering soar for you poor dear. Mr. BRENNAN got off his mashine & rebuked the fellow for mock of prayer our good patron Saint Patrick who brought Ireland out of Druidism & Snake­worship. The fellow got it stammered out of him you know your Reverence it is not the words of the like of me uses in prayer has the weight with it, it is the intention. Revd. Father BRENNAN treated his remarks with silent contempt raised him by the ear & put him back to the town where he was cleaned & well treated at the priests expense.”
Probably Fr. Philip BRENNAN. SOURCE: p 355, 357 At the Ford of the Birches.

Brims, Jack



a tinker who made counterfeit money at “the CASTLE” & was fired by JACKSONs

Brown, (?) Mr.



of COOTEHILL, had ₤80 stolen from an employee who subsequently was jailed for the offence; BROWN was possibly in the leather trade.

Brown, Ben  aka “Benjamin”



SOURCE: Full Circle p101: Benjamin BROWN's stubble field was favoured as the potential site for a manse for 1st BALLYBAY; he asked £40 for his interest in the two fields sought.

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p 204: was on board of Hall Street National School; p.296 was in Lodge 192; p 292 merchant, age 45 with rateable property of ₤45.5s (NOTE: third higHEST valuation); p540 “Benjamin BROWN refused to sign the application for a temporary liquor licence for race day and took no part”.

Brown, Mad'



charged with a gun to shoot Tom McCULLAGH for betrayal over land deal, and long afterwards committed suicide by tying a grinding stone around his neck and tumbling into the river.

Browne, Mrs of Cootshill



mentioned as family of William BERRY, brother-in-law of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY.

SOURCE: BROWN family lived on a farm property called LAMGELTON. Samuel BROWN d1869, had a son Thomas who married Margaret WILLIAMSON - their son Francis emigrated to Canada & married Mary HINCHCLIFFE in 1855.

SOURCE: In the 1931 trades directory of COOTEHILL There was an S. BROWN who was a bookseller and stationer on Market Street and a Samuel BROWN who was a grocer on Bridge Street.

SOURCE:  Full Circle p280. An Elizabeth BROWN (1845-1908), a daughter of a BROWN of COOTEHILL married Matthew McAuley RUTHERFORD. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Congregation of COOTEHILL.

Browne, Mrs of Drumlift



mentioned as family of William BERRY, brother-in-law of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY.

Brunker, Brabaty



“The residence of Brabsty BRUNKER, BELLGREEN CASTLE, Parish of DRUMGOON, CO. CAVAN, was being repaired the day prior to the windy night of 1839.”

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p275 in 1736 Brabazon BRUNKER m. Dorothy GAULT & had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. NOTE: The one referred to in the Memoirs is probably a descendant.

Brunkerd, Brabsty



“In my grandfathers day but two houses of any note were in said village [ROCKCORRY]. A man called Brabsty BRUNKER lived in one of them that stood in the garden of the late GRAYHAM.”
“Brabsty BRUNKER was a man who had a good standing in this county. He was over the Yeomen & took a responsible position in BALLYBAY the day of Jack LAWLESSes walk Father was speaking to him going that day. He was in military costume & mounted on a Government horse from the Garison at CHARLEYMOUNT.

Buckingham, Duke of



“first to use a sedan chair”

Burgess, Jane Craig



wife of James BREAKEY; grandmother of Edward P. BREAKEY of Seattle




first protestant buried in AUGHNAMULLEN, was in the company of ’88 on march from OLDCASTLE to COOTEHILL and died on the march; his body was disinterred two times by Catholics and the third time “watched over for weeks by Yeomen”.

Burgunday , Duke of



“The first record in history of the use of a fork was at the table of John the Good, the Duke Burgunday (sic).”

Burgundy, Duke of



first owner of SAUNCY diamond. SEE: Sauncy”

Burn, (?) Dr.



a local doctor who was impersonated as part of a fraud at one of Sam GRAY’s trials.

Bush, Inspector



owner of dog celebrated for philanthropy

Caldwell, (?) AKA Rev. John



a “degraded minister”who could marry people in the school.

SOURCE: Full Circle p.247 & 329  deposed in 1806, a former member of the ARMAGH Presbytery had been licenced in 1803, ordained 1804 and deposed from CREMORE congregation in 1806. He moved to America and was connected with the Associate Reformed Church. The validity of his marriages was questioned at the June 1824 DERRYVALLEY Kirk Session, but no outcome is known.

Caldwell, (?) Dr.



first resident medical man in BALLYBAY

Calvert, William



“William CALVERT of DRUMGAVNY used that shape of coat [body coat] to the last in CAHANS.”

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p 22: William CALVERT’s son Robert (age 12)  is mentioned in lease of EDENANEANE

Calwell, (?).



an Orangeman who took in a straggler from one of Jack LAWLESS’s march (who were on the other side of dispute from the Orangement). He and his wife cared for the man and 20 years later were surprised to find that the man had remembered them in his will to the tune of ₤1,000 from property at SCRUN in CO. MEATH.

Camdon, Lord



“. In 1798 the rebels were more afraid of them [Orangemen] than the regular troops, but Lord CAMDEN refused to employ them & thereby give a sectarian character to the rebellion.”

Carew, Laura



wife of Lieut. Col Arthur BREAKEY, “a young English lady in high life”. Mother of two sons and a daughter.

Carlisle, (?) Mr.. MORE in appendix which I don’t have



inherited house and property from relatives called CRAIG

Carlisle, John

37, 38.


treasurer of CREEVAGH congregation; raised funds for daughter of Rev’d. Thomas CATHCART after Dr. CATHCART’s death.

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p124 possible grave notes.

Carlisle, John




Carrie, Squire



SEE: KER, Colonel, Book II

Carson, (?)



of MONANTIN; “Scotch settlers under CROMWELL”

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p. 117 Misses Eliza & Margaret CARSON of MONANTIN are mentioned in a will of 1907

Carson, James (1824-)



SOURCE:  Full Circle p94. This may not be the same James CARSON, but Rev. James CARSON was one of the MONANTON family, born 4 March 1824 ordained 3rd minister of CAVAN congregation in 1851; married Mary Jane WALLACE, daughter of John WALLACE of CLOVERHILL, Co. CAVAN and had 4 daughters & 1 son; married Mary BERRY daughter of Alexander BERRY of KILLSHANDRA; CARSON died 21 Dec 1880.

Carson, James



I see in Mr. James CARSON’s book when speaking of Sam GREY he omited two prominent failures in his character. By practical joaks he lost the situation of Tythe Proctor and with it £200 a year and secondly that he would plagarise and say he mounted Wm. III at his own charge. No such thing.”


9,  43


lived near CASTLESHANE and then MONANTIN.




“used a body coat until his death in First DERRYVALLEY of a Sunday”

Cassidy, Tom



died at age 8, mad from a dog bite, was smothered after he was eating the flesh of his own arm.

Cathcart, (?) Dr.

21, 37, 68, 85


resident medical man in BALLYBAY; had birthmark on face; eldest son of Rev Thomas CATHCART; treated Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY as a patient

Cathcart, Miss.



daughter of Rev’d Thomas CATHCART ; funds raised for her support by  John CARLISLE after death of Dr. CATHCART (her brother).

Cathcart, Thomas Rev.



elderly clergy in time of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY

Cathcart, Thomas Rev.

17, 25, 37, 38, 56, 68           


(1775-1857); minister of CREEVAGH congregation; father of Dr. CATHCART; lived on a small farm near his church; Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY was named for him (was also baptized by him)

SOURCE: At Ford of the Birches p121: ordained 1803, ministered for 53 years d. 1857

Charles I,



“It was Charles I put up the first post office in England to carry letters from London to Edinburgh.”

Charles I,


49, 52


Charles II,



granted Gilbert NICHOLSON land at NEWBLISS or MULLAGHNESUNNAR in 1730

Charles II,


33, 34, 45, 49, 52

 It was an oak which Charles II hid from his pursuers at the battle of WorcHESTer an event which is still commemorated in some country places by the wearing of oak leaves on May 29.”

Charles VI



according to Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY - first to wear a hat in 1494





Christian, .Tom



cousin of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY; husband of Jane SMALL (Daughter of James SMALL)

Clanbrassill, Robert



CLANBRASSILL STREET was called after the Right Honourable Robert, Earl of Roden, Baron CLANBRASSILL, K.P

Clark, “Seedman”:



double-crossed James LISTER, but had to recant.

Clarke, (?) Dr.



second husband of Jane SMALL, aunt of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY possibly Wm. CLARK (see p. 274 At the Ford of the Birches)

Clarke, (?) Mrs.



part of the family of William BERRY

Clarke, (?) Rev. AKA Mr. Clark

23, 25, 27, 36, 39


p23: “Rev'd JACKSON of First BALLYBAY was jealous of the Rev'd CLARKE of CAHANS, being so popular as a speaker. CLARKE was an avowed Unionist and was to speak to a number of delegates from several counties on a certain night in MONAGHAN. Rev'd JACKSON informed on him. The Govern­ment permitted Rev'd CLARKE to escape and 1100 with him from Tirone, ARMAGH, and MONAGHAN. Shortly after that, the Roman Catholics and Presbyterians united. Then the Government got alarmed and pronounced it high treason to be a United Irishman and made it a hanging matter.” “was a Scotchman and very near relative to the Chief of the Black DOUGLAS clan”

p27: In Obadiah's record (as it was called), he said he saw Rev'd. CLARKE in front of a Freemason's walk in BEILBUCK mounted on a white horse, pipe clayed, set tail, mane and katty decorated with silk. Rev'd CLARKE had kilts, bonnet and plumes on after the order of the Black DOUGLAS Clan.”
SOURCE: Full Circle p372: 1764 emigrated to SALEM, America with 400 members of congregation; p219 description of his death 2 Dec 1792 and a lengthy pastoral letter follows

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p.106: Rev’d James JACKSON differed with CLARKE and was the cause of his arrest in NEWBLISS.

Clarke, Thomas Rev.



“Revd, Thomas CLARKE of CAHANS the great patron of the unionists Presbyterians prior to the uniting emigrated with 400 followers to America in 1764 when it was made a matter of high treason.”




“Claverhouse was James GRAHAM, Marquis of Dundee, known to sen­timentalists as "Bonnie Dundee". He was descended from Saxons and a military man of some note. A supporter of James II, a Stuart, who was soon to be displaced by William of Orange, he was sent into the western lowlands of Scotland to persecute the Covenanters and force them to conform.” 

NOTE: The Scotch-Irish, James G. LEYBOURN, 1962. University of North Carolina Press, p129. Apparently the name “Clavers” became a name used as a boogeyman as in, “Behave yourself or Clavers will get you.” MACAULEY describes GRAHAM as , “rapacious and profane, of violent temper, and of obdurate heart, who has left a name which, wherever the Scottish race is settled on the face of the globe, is mentioned with a particular energy of hatred.”

See Book II, p44.

Claverhouse, Graham of



See BOOK I p22
“Nor I think I will take up another subject, I was on the platform of the MONAGHAN Station when two men I did not know come, one said to the other this man can tell you who CLAVERHOUSE was, Yes said I he was GRAHAM of CLAVERHOUSE, Viscount Dundee, he was one of the upholders of James. In this side of hell he was matchless in his persicution of the Covenanters of Scotland. It was during his day those poor people having to seek refuge in the mountains got the name of mountain men. In my early day those who went to CREVAGH meetinghouse were called mountain men. That is a subject I find some, of our present day Covenanters ignorant of. I will tell one of the many dark deeds of CLAVERHOUSE written by Mr. Bruce LOW in series of Heros of God in respect of the Covenanters. CLAVERHOUSE rode into ESKDALE. Here he found that one of the hunted Covenanters, overcome by sickness, had taken refuge in the house of a respectable widdow, & died there. Harbouring a dying Covenanter was indeed a crime: In punishment & as a warning to others the poor womans cottage was pulled down, her furniture destroyed & herself left to wander about with her family of young children in the wild MOOREland. Her son Andrew was seased for carrying a Bible, and brought before CLAVERHOUSE. It is said that the monster-still under the spell of BROWN's murder - hesitated to kill the child, but touched like Pilate, by some remark of loyalty to his King he ordered the youth to cover his eyes & prepare to die. No said the boy I can look you in the face, I have dons nothing to be ashamed of. But how will you look in the day when you will be judged by what is written in this Bible. The muskets were leaded and in a moment the brave lad fell dead & was buried among the heath on the mountain moor. A philanthrophist erected a monument in memory of the said boy & represented him as holding an open-Bible in one hand with his thumb on the words, Be sure your sin will find you out. Shortly after CLAVERHOUSE who witnessed the murder of this boy, he himself was killed at the battle of KILLIECRANKIE PASS.”

Clougher, Bishop of



John BREAKEY, son of Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY, was his driver.

Coffee, (?)



one of the early mountain settlers

Conlin, Henry



1613, gentleman of MONAGHAN

Conlon, John



tenant of BREAKEY at CARRYDUFF; killed a man during dispute over ownership of a ladder; defended by Sam GRAY and acquitted (I am guessing he was an Orangemen); more ill luck and then BREAKEY facilitated emigration to America where he was killed “by a red Indian”.

Cooke, Dr.



“… Dr. COOKE of BELFAST he would say a pig was like no other animal you could never strike in the wrong for if the way was clear a pig would be either going to mischief or coming from it. In speaking of the Peacock in a lecture I heard Dr. COOKE say the peacock had the plumage of an angel, the voice of the Devil & the guts of a thief. When my brother Wm. went to BELFAST to college Dr. COOKE took him by the hand & went to hear his first lecture, when it was over he said to Wm. man you destroyed your lecture by reading it. I give you an advice get every thing off like a rime & then you can give expression to your subject & give jestures. If you live to old age in the church & that your sight gets dim see the advantage it will be to you not to use notes. He went on to say your looking on off the manuscript puts me in mind of a crow tossing horse manure on the road taking a pick & looking around & again a jackdaw was eating crumbs of bread on my bedroom window stone it would take a bight & look around & it put me asleep. Now Wm. said he commit what you mean to say & then you can give expression to what you say. Wm. took the hint & never used notes.”

Cooks, (?)



Husband of Sarah BERRY (daughter of Jane BREAKEY & John BERRY); of DUBLIN

Cooney, Edward



of COOTEHILL, had a tannery

Cooper, (?)

5, 62, 63


of CREEVE, farm went to John NELSON of LISBURN;

Corigan, (?)



shot by Sam GRAY as he was a witness against Sam GRAY in a civil case, but he survived and GRAY was convicted of the wounding of him (but not of the murder of his partner who GRAY had murdered at the same time).

Corrie, John



part of the land of DERRYVALLEY Church was bought from him. NOTE: A Rev John CORRY leased a house in NEWTOWNCORRY (ROCKCORRY) to Brabazon BRUNKER)

Corrie, John


8, 22

was at school  that Thomas Cathcart BREAKEY attended (was he a teacher?). Also SEE: ROPER for story

Corrie, Squire



Introduces the painter John BREAKEY to the Earl of ESSEX “to renew pictures in his palace”.

Corrins, John



lived on the old country road between COOTEHILL and DERRYVALLEY HOUSE

Corry, Squire

41, 56


rented site for ROCKCORRY church at 5s/yr and promised to give ₤20 but reneged on the promise; practical joKER – got John THOMPSON to clip his dog to look like a lion.

Corry, John 

36, 60, 61


had a large ash tree at corner of lot; bought a pig from Ephriam ROBB that had “measles”; hoses shod at his place

Corry, John



SEE: Corrie, John

Corry, Ned



Also SEE story under MORRELL, Rev.




NOTES on relations between Carlisle and CRAIG in Appendix that I don’t have.

Crawford, Joseph



succeeded Rev GIBSON at First BALLYBAY, resigned 1844 (Memoir incorrectly says 1842). and was followed by John MORAN.

SOURCE: Full Circle p69 educated at Old College, BELFAST; p70 Rev William GIBSON, Rev Daniel Gun BROWNE, Rev Martin McDOWELLL & Rev J.B. HAMILTON of CLONTIBRETT officiated at ordination; reception at home of John BREAKEY, Samuel CUNNINGHAM Esq., J.P. of CRIEVE in chair; he was dismissed in 1844 after “charges of intoxication” and “neglecting appointments”.

Cremorne, Mr.  AKA Earl of Dartry







idol allegedly overthrown by St. Patrick.



13, 52, 53

 “Tradition says CROMWELL had an engagement with the natives in the late evening when they ran round the well. Several of CROMWELLs men tumbled into it & were tramped to death & so it took the name of the Sogers well.”
“I have been asked of late what was the origin of a lot of things some of. which I will enter in this book. What was the origin of foolscap paper. Every one who has to do with paper recognises foolscap as a sheet 13 in. by 16in. This is used as a standard size all the world over, officially and commercially. After the execution of Charles I. CROMWELL & his staff, in organizing the Commonwealth, made all possible efforts to remove everything which had any thing to do with the old monarchy. The paper in official use to that time had as a watermark, the King's crown, and when CROMWELL was asked what he should put in the place of this crown, to show his overwhelming dislike for every thing conserning Royalty, he directed a fool's cap to be put in place of the crown. This was done & when Charles II. ascended the throne of England, it was at first forgotten to replace the cap by putting something else, and then too late, the King was afraid to do anything to recall things dangerous to touch, & so it was neglected, and the fool's cap may be seen as a watermark on nearly all official papers.
“Who was CROMWELL, was
put to me lately, he was the Lord Protector of the Commonwelth. The .property of Hinchingbrook Castle and the Priory of Ramsey
come to the CROMWELLs through Sir Richard CROMWELL who was one of the chevaliers of Henry VIII's Court. Sir Henry Cropwell died in 1603. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir Oliver, uncle & godfather to the Protector. Oliver CROMWELL destroyed both natives and Anglo-Irish, who favoured the Royalist cause, from their homes into Connaught and the dividing of their lands among CROMWELL's soldiers. The 1st May 1654 was the date of their leaving MEATH, KILDARE and TIPPERARY. What was the origin of LONDONDERRY or DERRY. The maiden city as it was called in 1689. When the Williamites held it against James II., had its origin in an oak-tree wood or forest called in the Gaelic doire or DERRY. In the beginning of the seventeenth century a body of London colonists were sent to settle in the district, and in consideration of the Corporation of London expending £20,000 in the establishment of the new Plantation in Ulster, they received from the Crown a very liberal charter of rights. It was -then we first find the place-called LONDON-DERRY.”

Cromwell, Oliver

39,40, 43,  81


“expelled monks and Romanists from [AGHNAMULLEN] church still Roman Catholics kept the graveyard”; expanded the use of postal service.

Cromwell, Oliver


39, 43, 49

“The pigeon house at the top of the mound behind AUGHNAMULLAN Rectory is of very great antiquity. Tradition says it was built by the monks when in possession prior to Oliver CROMWELL's day & the ground floor was used to confine obstreperous monks who were not doing their duty.”
Jack WHIP was a soldier of CROMWELL.
He denounced football

Cromwell, Sir Henry




Cromwell, Sir Oliver




Cromwell, Sir Richard




Cross, Dick



a cess collector who ran off with the money which he split with BRADFORD

Crothers (?) Rev.



“from America” and a later generation related to John CROTHERS

Crothers, Jane



of BAINBRIDGE, “young girl of good family and very large fortune”. Wife of Rev William BREAKEY (d.1885)

SOURCE Full Circle p. 106 m. 1848 and had 2 daughters

Crothers, John



of CAHANS, frequently in the stocks and protected by United men; related to William WENTWORTH; left with CLARKE”; “ United man”

Crusoe, Robinson


50, 53


Cumberland, Duke of



Grandmaster of Orangemen

Cumming Tom



lived in house build by ancestors of McCULLAGH’s at DRUMMUCK

Cummons, Tom



SEE: GRAY, Sam for story of sign and treachery.

Cunningham, Alice-



“lived and died in the Manse with Miss JOHNSTON”

Cunningham, James



SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p.471. Witnessed will of Moses BRADFORD  who died in 1840.

Cunningham, John

62, 63, 64, 65


son of Joseph CUNNINGHAM

“How the Cunninghams came to CREEVE. A man called John NELSON came from LISBURN to manufacture and b1each linen. He took a farm called of late days, COOPER’S FARM. NELSON brought a man with him, CUNNINGHAM by name, the ancestor of the late John and Sam CUNNINGHAM. NELSON cut an acre off his farm on which a mud cabin stood. It is now the Manse for CREEVE Meetinghouse and very renovated in my day. The LISBURN CUNNINGHAM tired of the cabin and left it.”

“Rev'd. John JACKSON lived in a very old house in the stand of DRUMFALDRA HOUSE which was removed in part by John CUNNINGHAM when building the present fine house. Sam and John CUNNINGHAM were reared in an old house in the stand of CREEVE HOUSE, lately inherited by Mr. M. M. RUTHERFORD; said house was built by Sam CUNNINGHAM in his days of honour.”

“No person could ever understand how the CUNNINGHAM's got the loan of so much money having no real property of free lands. John CUNNINGHAM got to be agent on a property of Sir John LESLIE's at PITICRUE. In his day of opulence, he built DRUMFALDRA HOUSE. The wall round the upper garden was built by 'Red' John JACKSON.”

SOURCE: Full Circle p27 son of Joseph CUNNINGHAM & Dorothy JACKSON; brother of Sam

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p. 261 purchased mills that had belonged to JACKSONs; 1839 - owns two corn mills at DRUMFALDRA; beetling mill at CORWILLIN; p291: with failure of mills got position at LESLIE estate with Sir John LESLIE at PITICRUE; built DRUMFALDRA HOUSE;

Cunningham, Joseph



father of CUNNINGHAM John & Sam

“Joseph CUNNINGHAM, the father of John and Sam, was, a lapper in CREEVE under the JACKSON's when at the bleaching of linen. Joseph CUNNINGHAM was an avowed United Irishman. He was under cover for a year in CREEVE Castle till the disturbance was over. By that time, one of the Miss JACKSONs [Dorothy JACKSON] was married to him by what was called a bucklebeggar or in other words a degraded minister. Sam CUNNINGHAM was the first child.”

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p. 266: 1839 - owns bleach, wash and beetling mills at CREEVE; p 267: beetling mill at CORNWILLIN; brother of Samuel; p.291 married Dorothy JACKSON, daughter of John JACKSON of CREEVE.

Cunningham, Mr.



“I saw an account of BALLYBAY & neighbourhood 80 years ago in a CAVAN paper called the Celt of the 6th of September 1902. The anual value of the linen sold in BALLYBAY was £65,000. The principal inhabitants ware presbyterians, distinguished for their inteligence, energy & successful aplication to business The linen manufactured about the neighbourhood was 44 ins. wide & 25 yds. long, the average sales in each market was one thousand & the computed anual value is £65,000.

In the vicinity were some extensive bleach greens, Mr. CUNINGHAM & Mr. JACKSON were bleaching between 80 & one hundred thousand pieces of linen anualy. In the centre of the town stood the markethouse over which was held a free school & a Sunday school for children of all denominations. BALLYBAY had a subscription library, population 500. The Drs. were Surgeon W. M’LEAN, M.D., Joseph M’MURRAY, Dr. Elias RUTHERFORD, Dr. David WILLIAMSON of the dis­pensary. Apothecary Hugh Gault, Solicitor Hebert WILSON. I can go a little farther & say BALLYBAY was built on the profits of linen, all the slated houses in CREEVE too. This house, the houses of the BREAKEYs of BALLADIAN, Wm WIELLY's of said townland, Mrs. MILLSes of BOILK, Widdow WIELLYs of BALLADIAN, Wm. BREAKEYs of BALLANTRAY, John Speers of CORDUFFLESS, John KILPATRICKs said townland, Thos. HENRYs, KELLEMORE, John M'CREERY of DERRY, GREENVALE MILLS. The above 12 houses were built by the BREAKEYs. 1st. BALLYBAY presbyterian church was built on the profits of linen. The house of John CARLISLE, John MULLINs CONERY ?, Mr.. James BRADSHAW ANNANIECE.
”Were it not for my Hugenot ancester who brought the knowledge of making & bleaching linen to this country it is very likely CRIEVE would be in a wild state still, BALLYBAY in the mudwall houses too. That is a fact none can deny that my ansester in 1691 produced the first web of bleached linen in this County. John SCOTT who lived between MONAGHAN & BALLYBAY was the last linen merchant to sit at a bench & buy webs of green linen in BALLYBAY & COOTEHILL. James BRADSHAW was the last man to employ a weaver in the neighbourhood of BALLYBAY. My brother–in–law the last in CO. CAVAN, John BERRY. BELFAST and LISBURN may thank the Huguenots for introducing the knowledge of making & bleaching linen. In the old Church graveyard LISBURN were to be seen the headstones of several of those poor people, when I was a wee boy.”

Cunningham, Sam aka Samuel

62, 65


See also CUNNINGHAM, John (his brother); son of Joseph CUNNINGHAM

“I have frequently heard my Father say he never saw two so proud and imperious men as Sam CUNNINGHAM and Frank HORNER of BALLYBAY. "Out of the road you wheel-barrow, I am a coach style of man." They put up seats in First BALLYBAY Church, like dress boxes in a theatre, with four steps up. Father saw Sam and John CUNNINGHAM fly bank notes on bid against each other and again he saw them auctioned out of all.”

“The mill and a patch of land above CREEVE Castle on the road side, was not sold when the CUNNINGHAMs were auctioned out. Those patches of land were not acknowledged by the CUNNINGHAMs to the creditors and so were not auctioned. They were quietly kept on by Sam CUNNINGHAM and in the end sold by Mrs. McMAHON, a very kind hearted goodnatured woman. I think she built CREEVE Schoolhouse.”

SOURCE: Full Circle p27 son of Joseph CUNNINGHAM & Dorothy JACKSON; brother of John;

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches p.206:1839 - owns bleach, wash and beetling mills at CREEVE; p 267: owns beetling mill at BOWELK;

Cusick, (?) Dr. AKA Cusic

52, 78