Genealogy help on Graham Surname and Glenwherry
In this page I will share the information I have amassed through forty years on researching my family name, it will take time for me to get it all down, but I will be adding to it regularly here. Joe Graham. Many of the The following records are from Glenwherry Presbyterian Church.(Pictured Above)..
John Graham. 1811-1887, married Margaret. 1808-1897. lived at Glenhead, Glenwherry, had three children , one died in infancy, Gawn died aged 29, Francis died in USA aged 21.
James Graham1804-1893. married Sarah Bonner 1810-1889. Lived at Grahamstown, Glenwherry, They had seven children, John, David, Francis, William, Samuel Jane and Alex.
Josias Graham. 1802-1879 married Agnes Bonner 1805-1864 lived at The Brae, Glenwherry. Their son Francis went to Australia during the gold rushes of the 1850's and there he married a Glenwhirry girl, Jane Witherhead.
Josias Graham, 1847-1931 Married Margaret McCurdy, 1857-1951, Lived at The Brae, son of the above Josias and Agnes. Had three children, Francis, Mary and Martha.
William.M.Graham.1832-1903 married Sarah Caldwell,1834-1906 had the shop at Glenwherry and William was a County Councillor.
William J. Graham. 1837-1918 married Elizabeth 1834-1913.
Samuel Graham. (30) married Margaret Wallace.(22). in 1849
Samuel Graham.(25) married Elizabeth Burk.(21). in 1850.
John Graham. married Sarah Eliza Graham (21) in 1851. John was the son of William Graham, Eliza Jane, daughter of Josias Graham.
John Graham. married Margaret Graham in 1852, John was a son of Alex Graham of Grahamstown, Margaret a daughter of William Graham of Tildarg.
William Graham. married Elizabeth Weatherall in 1853, William was a son of Josias of The Brae.
William Graham married Elizabeth Withered 11th of Nov 1853, he was the son of a James Graham, she was the daughter of a George Withered
Gawn Graham. married Agnes Clark in 1854, Gawn was the son of James Graham of Grahamstown.
Samuel Graham. married Mary Graham, December 1857, Samuel was the son of James Graham of Grahamstown, Mary daughter of William Graham of Tildarg
David Graham, Kernyhill, married Ann McCrea. 1864, Had four children, Elizabeth, Ann, Samuel and another Female child ?David was the son of Samuel Gaham, Kernyhill.
William Graham. married Agnes McMaster, 1865. William was the son of Samuel Graham Kernyhill.
Samuel Graham. married E. Barber August 1867.
Samuel Graham. married Mary Ann McCullough, 30th May, 1871.Samuel was the son of Samuel graham Kernyhill, his wife's family , the McCullough's ran the local corn mill.
David Graham. married Isabella Beattie 17th October 1871.
William Graham. married Agnes McCausland, 3rd September 1879. A son of James Graham, Grahamstown. Gawn Graham married Sarah Jane Saunderson, 1885, Gawn was a son of William.M. Graham.
Kernaghan Graham married Eliza Murdoch, 8-8-1900.
Frank Graham married Jinny Graham 1920's.
There are many female Grahams who married into local families, such as the Logan's, McNielty, Saunderson, Cleeton, Strange, Beattie McCelland, Bell. Beggs, McAuley, Bonnar, Gaston, Andrew. Clark, Kilpatrick, Huston, Mayne, Mahood.
Graham Marriages, Deaths and Births.
Note; Graham was the prevalent name in Glenwhirry
At one time, in the same year, 18 people all called James Graham lived there.
Josias Graham married Margaret Esler in Glenwhirry Pres church 9 May 1845
Sarah Graham married David McCullough in Glenwhirry P Church 3 Sep 1845
Gawn Graham married Ann Clark in G.Pres. Church 28 Apr 1846
Rose Graham married James Keilty 12 Dec 1848 in GP Church
Samuel Graham and Margaret Wallace G P Church 24 Sep 1849
Jane Graham married William Bell Glenwhirry Pres. church 15 May 1850
Samuel Graham married Elizabeth Burk in Glenwhirry P C 10 Sep 1850
John Graham married Sarah Eliza Graham in Glenwherry Presbreterian C, 1 Aug 1851
Eleanor Graham married James McNeilly G P Church 7 Sep 1852
John Graham married Margaret Graham Glenwhirry P C 11 June 1852
William Graham married Elizabeth Witherhead GPC 11 Nov 1853
Gawn Graham married Agnes Clark 4 Dec 1854
Eliza Graham married James Kilpatrick 10 Jun 1856
David Graham and Ann McCrea 30 Jun 1856 Ballymena R. O. Kirkinriola Ballymena
Martha Graham married James Montford at GPC 2 Apr 1857 GPC
Samuel Graham married Mary Graham Glenwhirry Pres, Church 11 Dec 1857
James Graham married Agnes cheeking 13 Nov 1858 in Ballymena registrars office
John married Margaret Gardiner G P C 4 Oct 1859
Francis Graham married Anne Long G P C 2 Jan 1862
Hugh Mayne and Eleanor graham GPC 1 Jan 1863
Margaret J Graham married John Dickson G P C 9 Jun 1864
Martha Graham and James Houston 2 Dec 1864
William Graham and Agnes McMaster 30 Mar 1865
Jane Graham married Sam Beattie Glenwhirry Pres. Church 18 Dec 1866
Samuel Graham married Esther Barbour G P C 8 Aug 1867
Jane Graham and William Samuel McClelland G P C 24 Dec 1868
John Graham died 7 Feb 1858 Grahamstown
Gawn Graham died in Carnlea 1 Dec 1859
Alexander Graham died 28 Mar 1870 in Shoptown Glenwherry
Josias Graham died 28 June 1879 in Grahamstown
James Graham died 21 Aug 1879 in Glenhead Glenwherry.
Francis Graham died 31 July 1890 in Shoptown Glenwherry
Gawn Graham died in Larne, 28 May 1892
James Graham died Grahamstown 22 Oct 1893
William Graham and Nancy McMaster , baby Graham (male) born in Glenwhirry on 2 Apr 1865
Richard Graham and Letitia Patten, daughter Letitia born on 28 May 1865 Galgorm
David Graham and Ann McCrea daughter Elizabeth born 2 Jun 1865
Hugh Graham and Elizabeth Gingles Emily Graham born 2 April 1866 to in Glenwhirry
John Graham born to John Graham and Margaret Gardner born 20 Apr 1866 subdistrict Connor Ballymena
William Graham and Margaret Black , Elizabeth born in Glenwhirry on 8 Nov 1867
William MacKay Graham and Sarah Calwell .... the birth of their son on 10 Jul 1868 in Glenwhirry.
David and Ann McCrea, daughter Ann born 24 Jun 1868
William Graham and Ellen Jane Park, son Hugh born 15 May 1868 in Galgorm Ballymena
Francis Graham and Mary McClintock, son William born in Glenwhirry 28 Apr 1868
Samuel Graham and Esther Barbour, son, William born in Glenwhirry on 17 Jun 1868
William Graham son of John G. and Margaret Gardner in Connor Ballymena on 20 Jan 1868
William Graham son of John G. and Margaret Gardner in Connor Ballymena on 20 Jan 1868
Agnes Graham born to William John and Elizabeth McKinstry in Connor on 26 jul 1868
James graham born to William Graham and Eliza Elliott in Connor on 27 July 1868
Robert Graham and Agnes Reid , William John Graham born, Broughshane on 31 July 1869
John Graham born to Martha Graham (no daddy) on 26 Jan 1869 in Galgorm
George Graham and Mary Wilson female baby (Twin) born in Connor on 21 Jun 1869
George Graham and Mary Wilson female baby (Twin)born in Connor on 21 Jun 1869
Francis Graham and Agnes Hannah, son John born , Broughshane on 1 Aug 1869
William John born to Robert Graham and Agnes Reid on 31 July 1869 in Broughshane
Henry Elliot Graham born 20 July 1869 to John G and Agnes Elliot in Glenwhirry
Richard Graham and Letty Patton, daughter Elizabeth born, Galgorm on 27 May 1869
William Graham and Agnes McMaster daughter Mary born 13 May 1869 Glenwhirry
Catherine born to Sarah Graham (no daddy) 5 Apr 1869 in Glenwhirry
William Graham and Ellen Jane Park Annie Graham born to Galgorm on 4 Aug 1870
Elizabeth G. born to Abraham G and Elizabeth Mills Glenwhirry on 20 Jun 1870
Samuel Graham and Esther Barbour son Josias 13 Oct 1870 Glenwhirry
Hugh born to Robert Graham and Elizabeth Sands in galgorm 7 march 1870
Thomas born to John Graham and Margaret Gardner in Glenwhirry on 18 Feb 1870
William born to John Graham and Margaret Gardner in Glenwhirry on 18 feb 1870
James Graham born to Samuel Graham and Mary McCrory in Connor on 5 Jan 1870
Mary Graham born to William John G and Elizabeth McKinstry on 4th Jan 1870 in Connor
Gawn Graham born to Gawn Graham and Mary Ingram in connor on 14th Sep 1870
James Graham born to Samuel G rahamand Mary McCrory in Connor on 5th Jan 1870
Mary G born to William John Graham and Elizabeth McKinstry on 4th Jan 1870 in Connor
Mary Graham, male baby born in Galgorm on 28 April 1870
Samuel born to William and Margaret Black in Glenwhirry on 9 May 1870
David Graham and Ann McCrea , son Samuel born 4 Jul 1871 in Glenwhirry .
Mary born to Richard Graham and Letty Patton in Galgorm on 19 Aug 1871
Mary born to Joseph Graham and Mary Mclean in Broughshane on 8th May 1871
William born to William Graham and Eliza Elliott in Connor on 11th Mar 1871
Charles Graham and Jane Smyth son William born in Broughshane 17 Nov 1871
William Macky Graham and Sarah Calwell, female baby born, Glenwhirry 15 May 1871
Eliza Jane born to William John and Elizabeth McKinstry in Glenwhirry on 24 May 1871
William Graham born to Francis and Mary McClintock in Glenwhirry on 20 Jan 1871
William born to William Graham and Eliza Elliott in Connor on 11 Mar 1871
William born to Charles and Jane Smyth in Broughshane 17 Nov 1871
William Macky Graham and Sarah Calwell , female baby born Glenwhirry 15 May 1871
Eliza Jane Graham born to William John and Elizabeth McKinstry in Glenwhirry on 24 May 1871
William Graham born to Francis Graham and Mary McClintock in Glenwhirry on 20 Jan 1871
Sophia born to Isabella Graham no father in Connor on 1 Aug 1871
Agnes born to Francis and Agnes Hanna in Connor on 10 Sep 1871
Sarah born to John Graham and Margaret Gardner in Glenwhirry 16 Jan 1872
Female born to John Graham and Agnes Elliott in Connor in 7 Feb 1872
David Wray Graham born to Robert Graham and Nancy McKendry in Broughshane on 30 Mar 1872
James born to James Graham and Margaret Jane Kennedy in Broughshane on 27 jun 1872
Matilda born to Charles and Jane Smith in Broughshane on 17 Dec 1872
Female born to George and Mary Wilson in Connor on 22 Jun 1872
Christina born to Samuel Graham and Mary McCrory in Connor on 16 Apr 1872
David born to David Graham and Ellen Graham (two Grahams) in Connor on 20 Jun 1872
Gawn born to Gawn Graham and Mary Ingram in Connor on 9 Apr 1872
Ellen Jane born to William and Ellen Jane Park in Galgorm on 11 Oct 1872
Female Graham born to Mary no father in Glenwhirry on 4 July 1872
Martha born to William john and Elizabeth Mckinstry in Glenwhirry on 2 Dec 1872
Mary Jane born to Samuel and Esther Barbour in Glenwhirry on 14 Aug 1872
Robert McCullough Graham born to Samuel Graham and Peggy Ann McCullough in Glenwhirry on 18 Apr on 1872
Samuel born to William Graham and Agnes McMaster in Glenwhirry on 24 Jun 1872
William born to David Graham and Isabella Beatty in Glenwhirry on 22 July 1872
Francis Graham and Mary McClintock John born to in Glenwhirry on 7 May 1873
William born to William Graham and Margaret Black in Glenwhirry on 10 Sep 1874
Hugh born to William and Agnes McMaster in Glenwhirry on 1 Sep 1874
David Graham and Ann McCrea , a daughter , no name, 3 Feb 1874 Glenwhirry
Nathaniel born to Charles Graham and Jane Smyth in Broughshane on 16 Aug 1874
Samuel born to Samuel Graham and Mary McCrory in Connor on 1 Aug 1874
James born to David Graham and Isabella Beatty in Glenwhirry on 22 Apr 1874
Susan Graham born to Ann Graham no father in Glenwhirry 19 Apr 1874
Glenwhirry Parish Co. Antrim, and its Townlands.
Survey Taken 1832
Glenwhirry, Ballynulto, Braetown, Clatteryknowes, Crosshill, Douglas, Glenhead Greenhill, Jockeysquarter, Kernyhill, Kinnegalliagh , Mistyburn , Skerrywherry .
Glenwhirry Parish Alias Glenwherry Parish.
Gleann a’ Choire, glen of the cauldron, Glen of the River Curry, Coire a cauldron or whirlpool. The pool that gives its name to the river, and through the river to the parish, is under a cataract. A rocky hill nearby is called Sceir a’ Choire, rock of the cauldron, anglicised Skerrywhirry.
This parish is called Glancurry in the Inquisitions,
a much better rendering of the Gaelic name than Glenwhirry
This parish is situated near the centre of the County of Antrim and in the south of the barony of Lower Antrim. It is 16 miles North of Belfast, 6 miles West of Lame, and 5 miles S.E. of Ballymena. It is bounded on the north by the parish of Racavan, Tickmacrevan and Kllwaughter; on the East by Kilwaughter parish, on the South by the Townlands of Ballycor, Connor and Rashee; and on the West by Ballyclug.
The parish contains 11,368 acres. About one eighth of it is arable of a bad description; the remainder is mountain and bog. A range of mountains bounds the North of the parish and is called the Glenwhirry Mountains, the highest being from 800 to 1,342 ft. The road from Kells and Ballymena to Larne runs East and West the whole length of the parish, and a cross road. runs off it to Broughglen (Broughshane) and Ballyclare. These roads are kept in bad repair.
The Glenwhirry River bounds the S. side of the parish, taking its rise in Kilwaughter. This parish pays no tithes, and is generally called the Territory of Glenwhirry. About the centre of the parish is the Presbyterian Meeting—House. The population comprises 1,358 persons, according to the Census of 1831.
Glenwhirry alais Glenwherry Townland.
This Townland is situated in the South side and the centre of the parish. It is bounded on the North by the town lands of Mistyburn and Jockeysquarter on the West by the town lands of Mistyburn and Kinnegalliagh; and on the South by the parish of Rashee.
• About four—fifths of this td. are arable of a bad qual ity; the remainder is bog and mountain pasture. The main road from Ballymena to Lame runs B. and W. through it. On the N. side of this road and near the centre of the td. is situated the new Presbyterian Meeting—House. The td. contains 1,243 at. acres and a population of 227 persons, census 1831.
Ballynulto - Baile an Ultaigh, town of the Ulsterman.
This Townland is situated in the N.W. extremity of the ph. and is bounded, on the N. and East by the parish of Racavan; on the West by the parish of Ballyclug; and on the South by the Townland of Greenhill.
About one—sixth of the townlandis arable of a bad quality; the remainder is uncultivated and mountain bog. The main road from Broughshane to Larne by Glenwhirry pass through it. . I contains 588 statute acres, and a population of 44 persons, according to the Census of 1831.
This Townland is situated in the W. extremity of the parish, and is bounded on the N. by the townland of Ballynulto; on the East by Rathcavan (Racavan) parish and the townland of Crosshill; on the South by the townlands of Clatteryknowes and Kernyhill; & on the West by the parish of Ballyclug.
About one fifth of this townland is arable of a bad quality; the remainder is bog and mountain. It contains 852 acres measure. Roads from Ballymena and Broughshane to Larne form a junction in it. It contains a population of 113 persons, census 1831
This Townland is situated in the West extremity of the parish. It is bounded on the North by the townland of Greenhill; on the East by Kerny hill townland on the West by the parish of Ballyclug; and on the South by the parish of Connor.
One—third of the townland is arable of a bad quality; the remainder is mountain pasture and bog. The road from Kells to Larne runs East and West through it. In the west of the townland is a Corn Mill, and in the South is an old square fort. It contains 440 at. acres and a population of 128 persons, census 1831.
Clatteryknowes = Clattering hills.
Kernyhill Cam Aodha, Hugh’s stone sepulchral pile (?).
This townland is situated in the West end of the parish and is bounded on the North by the town lands of Greenhill and Crosshill; on the East by Kinnegalliagh townland; on the South by the parish of Connor; and on the West by the town land of Clatteryknowes. It contains 300 st. acres.
About one-third of the townland is arable of a. bad description; the remainder is uncultivated and bog. Near the centre of the td.,. at a cross—roads, is situated a public house, commonly called The Battery, and about 20 chains North East of which is a smith’s shop. From the crossroads above mentioned roads branch to Larne, Ballyclare, Kells and Ballymena. There is a population of 112 persons, census 1831.
This Townland is situated in the North West end of the parish, and is bounded on the North by the parish of Racavan; on the East by the townlands of Douglas and Mistyburn; on the West by Greenhill townland and on the South by the townlands of Kennyhill and Kinnegalliagh.
About one Quarter of this townland is arable of a bad quality; the remainder is mountain and bog. It contains 541 st. acres, and a population of 66 persons, census 1831.
Kinnegalliagh - Ceann na gCailleach, head or hill of the nuns.
This townland is situated in the South West end of the parish, and is bounded on the North by the town land of Crosshill; on the East by Glenwhirry townland on the West by the town land of Kerny Hill; and on the South by the parishes of Rashee and Connor for about 7 chains.
About One Third of this townland is cultivated and soil tolerably good; the remainder of the townland is bog and mountain pasture. The road from Kells and Ballymena to Larne run East and West through it, and south of this road stands the house of Mr. Brangin, having some small plantations surrounding it. This Townland contains 270 st. acres, and has a population of 56 persons, census 1831.
Mistyburn - i.e., misty stream.
This td. is situated about the centre of the ph., and is bounded on the N. by the td. of Douglass; on the S. and E. by Glenwhirry town land and on the West by the townland of Crosshill.
About one—fifth of the townland is arable of a bad quality; the remainder is mountain and bog. There is a corn mill and a kiln here. It contains 423 st. acres and a population of 50 persons, census 1831.
Dubhghlaise, black streamlet.
This Townland is situated at the North side of the parish.
Graham Gravestones in Glenwherry Presbyterian Churchyard.
In Loving Memory Of A Dear Husband And Devoted Father Samuel B. Graham Died 20th April 1973. And His Wife And Our Dear Mother Sarah, Died 26th August 1986. Ever Remembered
Erected By Margaret Graham In Loving Memory Of Her Husband William Graham, Bridge-End. Who Died 11th April 1897 Aged 92(?) Years Also The Above-Named Margaret Graham, Who Died 20th Oct. 1924.
Erected By Francis Graham, Rocavan. In Memory Of His Father James Graham. Who Died 22nd Oct. 1893, Aged 89 Years. Also His Mother Sarah Graham Who Died 9th April 1889, Aged 79 Years.
Erected By John Graham, Glenhead, In Memory Of His Son, Gawn, Who Died 2nd
August i 827, Aged 1 Year. Also His Son, Francis, Who Died In America 6th February 1872, Aged 21 Years. Also His Son, Gawn, Who Died 10th July 1875, Aged 29 Years. The Above John Graham, Who Died 13th JanY 1887, Aged 76 Years. Also His Wife Margaret Graham Died 8th DecR 1897, Aged 91 Years.
Erected By William M. Graham Of Glenwherry. To The Memory Of His Father, Gawn Graham. Who Departed This Life 2nd Dec. 1859, Aged 61 Years. Also His Graham Daughter Janet. Who Died 19th Sep. 1860, In Infancy. Also His Daughter Margaret. Who Died 7th JanY 1872 Aged 5 Years Also His Mother, Janet Graham, Who Died 23rd April 1881, Aged 79 Years.
Erected By William C. Graham Of Ballyalbana In Memory Of His Son Francis Who Departed This Life 3rd Nov. 1854, Aged 13 Months. Also His Son Francis Graham Who Died 6th June 1870 Aged 11 Years. Also Elizabeth Wife Of The Erecter Who Died 10th FebY 1888. Aged 60 Years. And The Said William C. Graham Who Died 28th March 1888. Aged 75 Years.
John Graham Died 24-12-1990 Nancy Graham Died 10-6-1995
GRAHAM, In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Brother William Died 13th December 1976 Thy Will Be Done.
Erected By W MM. Graham, In Memory Of His Son William C. Graham M.D. Who Died 10th Dec. 1890, Aged 31 Years. The Above-Named William M. Graham, Died 21st May 1903, Aged 71 years. Also His Wife Sarah M. Graham, 1890 Died 13th Dec. 1906, Aged 72 Years. And Their Son, James Graham, M.B., Who Died At His Residence Brig House, Yorkshire, 7th July 1918, Aged 54 Years. Also His Son John Graham, Died 4th March, 1944, Aged 75 Years. With Christ Which Is Far Better.
Erected By William J. Graham, Glenwherry, In Loving Memory Of His Wife Elizabeth, Who Died 3rd March 1913, Aged 69 Years. The Above Named William J. Graham, Who Died 18th February 1918, Aged 81 Years. Their Daughter Elizabeth Jane, Who Died 30th Sept 1950, Aged 79 Years.
In Loving Memory Of Robert Henry Graham, Brae Died 24th Sept 1952, Aged 62 Years.
His Sister Margaret, Died 1st April 1955, Aged 80 Years.
His Sister Wilhelmina, Died 21st FebY 1956, Aged 75 Years.
His Brother William John, Died 28th AugT 1957, Aged 74 Years.
His Brother Arthur, Died 25th April 1959, Aged82 Years.
His Brother Josias, Died 6th April 1965, Aged 79 Years.
Erected By Josias Graham, Brae. In Loving Memory Of His Son James, Who Died 21st March 1919. Aged 33 Years. The Above-Named Josias Graham, Died 13th October 1931. Aged 84 Years. His Beloved Wife Margaret, Died 29th Dec. 1951, Aged 94. “Severed Only Till He Come.”
Erected By Josias Graham, Of Brae, Glenwherry. In Memory Of His Beloved Wife, AGNES, who departed this life 16th June, 1864, aged 59 years, Also the above named JOSIAS GRAHAM, who departed this life 9th June 1879 aged 77 years. And their son, FRANCIS, who departed this life 8 Decem 1879, aged 53 years.
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