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McKinstry from Griffiths Evaluation, Ireland.  

In Antrim this tax census was done in 1862; this varied across Ireland.  

Plot  numbers are the plot number on the Ordnance survey map that goes with Griffiths Evaluation.  On some versions of that map one can identify the exact land.   

Sections of County Antrim are unfortunately mixed up.

Normal quality land was typically evaluated at 1 pound an acre in County Antrim, except possibly close to Belfast.   Land valued at less than that was poor quality land, often used for grazing.

Of McKinstry's who lived in houses, most were valued at either 1 pound or 15 shillings.  I don't know how thse two values would have differed.   

Only the County Armagh McKisntry's had wealth.   None owned their land, though there are records of atleast two from Ballinderry registering as freeholders or freemen in the 1830's.  If you look at their wills, though, it isn't necessarily true that poorer McKinstry's werent attaining middle class standards of living, and a number reflect a Presbyterian outlook on life.

The Ballyclare area McKinstry's, though located only six to eight miles from Carrickfergus, strongly appear to be an independent line, descended from John McKinstry Sr who lived in Ballynashee in 1666.  See McKinstry snippets.   See this map of their distribution; roughly the townlands where they lived are shaded.   The wills on the snippets page clearly show that across the parishes within this area, in the mid to late 19th century, members of immediate families were scattered across the parishes.   It is quite clear that Robert, owner of the large farm in Glenwhirry parish, lived in a different parish.  In other words the families were as closely related as they look.   Also, a close look at Griifths indicates that there may have only been under ten, maybe only seven or eight, McKinstry families in the entire area.

The McKinstry board at Rootsweb contains two posts from American descendants of the Glenhead, Ballywhirry family, and a third from an American descendant of a memer of the same family who inherited another family farm in Ballyclare.  Evidently a number of one family, atleast, probably more, emigrated, sometimes after having their children born in Ireland.  

There were also McKinstry households scattered along the coast between Larne and Carrickfergus, including Templecorran.    There was a cluster of McKinstry's in the southern tip of County Antrim, and a smaller one in Shankill, and of course McKinstry's in Belfast.  Tehre was a small and wealthy family in County Armagh, though by the end of the 19th century they were descending to the level of ordinary farmers.   

An elderly man wohse family had lived in the Ballinderry area wrote to Susan Perong that his family was descended from the Ballyclare McKinstry's, but I find no direct evidence of that, and the elderly  man also claimed that the Ballyclare family was descended from Roger, when it is clearly descended from John who was of the same generation as Roger.   He appeared to be following cues in the letter he got.   Susan is probably not familiar with the Irish method of doing genealogy.         ;)   The Irish imaginatively tie together and embroider family histories over mugs of ale.   They tend to believe that everyone of one surname is related, and many otherwise scientifically sophisticated Americans share the belief that 20% of the people of Ireland, who share one Y DNA SNP, are direct descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages, a legendary early medieval king.  

Occupier
Last Name
Occupier
First Name
Lessor
Last Name
Lessor
First Name
County Parish Townland Plut number Acreage Value in pounds Notes
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM J. HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM AGHALEE KILLOUGH 16a 1 acre 2.5 pounds  
MCKINSTRY JOHN HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM AGHALEE KILLOUGH 27a 13 acres 9 pounds  
MCKINSTRY WM.JOHN HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM AGHALEE LURGANSEMANUS 3a 10 acres 12 pounds These five are on the same page
MCKINSTRY WM.JOHN HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM AGHALEE LURGANSEMANUS 4 10 12 These five are on same page
MCKINSTRY JOHN HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM AGHALEE LURGANSEMANUS 5 9 12 These five are on same page
MCKINSTRY RALPH HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM AGHALEE POOBLES 4a 5 7 These five are on same page
MCKINSTRY HENRY HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM AGHALEE POOBLES 5 3 c,d 2 3 These five are on same page
MCKINSTRY GEORGE HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM BALLINDERRY AGHADAVY 2a, 3 59 64 These are on p 106
MCKINSTRY JANE MCKINSTRY GEORGE ANTRIM BALLINDERRY AGHADAVY 2c house These are on p 106
MCKINSTRY RALPH MCKINSTRY GEORGE ANTRIM BALLINDERRY AGHADAVY 2d house These are on p 106
MCKINSTRY JAMES HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM BALLINDERRY AGHADAVY 4(a), 5, 6 5 5 These are on p 106
MCKINSTRY DORCAS BICKETT WILLIAM ANTRIM BALLINDERRY AGHADAVY 11g house These are on p 106
MCKINSTRY JAMES HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM BALLINDERRY BALLYLACKY 9 3 3 p 107
MCKINSTRY GEORGE HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM BALLINDERRY BALLYLACKY 10,11 18 18 107
MCKINSTRY JAMES MOORE FRANCIS ANTRIM BALLINDERRY PORTMORE 24b house p25
MCKINSLEY JOHN GRAHAM GEORGE ANTRIM BALLYCLUG BALLYKEEL       Not a McKinstry
MCKINSTRY THOMAS OWENS NATHANIEL ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYALBANAGH 11 b? 151 herdman house & land 11 each Split with another individual
MCKINSTRY ALEXANDER DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYBOLEY 17 21 8  
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYBOLEY 51a 8 8

 

MCKINSTRY HUGH CRAIG WILLIAM ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYCOR 23a 23 14 ea Samuel and Hugh shared a piece of land
                     

 

Occupier
Last Name
Occupier
First Name
Lessor
Last Name
Lessor
First Name
County Parish Townland   Town Plan OS Map  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL CRAIG WILLIAM ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYCOR 23b w above 14 ea Samuel and Hugh shared a piece of land.
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL OWENS JOHN ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON 21 8 1 each p 152
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL OWENS JOHN ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON 26, 27, 28a 37 39 p 153
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL OWENS JOHN ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON DUP  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL OWENS JOHN ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON DUP  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL OWENS JOHN ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON 35 little land Village of Ballyeaston
MCKINSTRY ANDREW DICKEY ROBERT ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON 37 little land Village of Ballyeaston
MCKINSTRY ROBERT DICKEY ROBERT ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON 38 house? Samuel , Andrew and Robert are together.  Samuel rented from two landlords.
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL DICKEY ROBERT ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON 40 houses?  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL MOORE JAMES ANTRIM BALLYLINNY CARNTALL   house  
MCKINSTRY THOMAS PROVINCIAL BANKING CO.   ANTRIM BALLYNURE DUNTURKY 6b   18  
MCKINSTRY THOMAS DOBBS CONWAY R. ANTRIM BALLYNURE SKILGANABAN 4,5 67 49 house, bldg, cornmill, kilnman's house
MCKINSTRY JOHN PARKE RICHARD ANTRIM BALLYNURE TOBERDOWNEY 12f house  
MCKINSTRY LEE MACK DAVID ANTRIM BLARIS OLD WARREN   NOT FOUND
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL FARQUHAR JOHN ANTRIM CARNMONEY CARNMONEY 9d house  
MACKINSTRY MARY MCCOMB SAMUEL ANTRIM CARRICKFERGUS (OR ST NICHOLAS) CARRICKFERGUS   house 2  
MCKINSTRY DANIEL CHARLETON WILLIAM ANTRIM CRANFIELD CRANFIELD 23b house, 9 acres of herd land 15 shillings?  
MCKINSTRY JAMES HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM DERRYAGHY WHITE MOUNTAIN 27? herd's house 11 acres 9  
MCKINSTRY JAMES HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM DERRYAGHY WHITE MOUNTAIN 29 11 9  
MCKENSTRY THOMAS O'NEILL WILLIAM C. ANTRIM DUNEANE MONEYNICK 28 8 4  
                     

 

Occupier
Last Name
Occupier
First Name
Lessor
Last Name
Lessor
First Name
County Parish Townland lot # Acres or contents Value  
MCKENSTRY ISAAC HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM GLENAVY CARNKILLY, UPPER 8 25 22 NOT a or b
MCKINISTRY SARAH MCCURDY JAMES ANTRIM GLENWHIRRY JOCKEYSQUARTER 12b house 1  
MCKINSTRY ALEXANDER NELSON JOHN ANTRIM ISLAND MAGEE BALLYDOWN   house, garden 10 shillings  
MCKENSTRY NATHANIEL AGNEW WILLIAM ANTRIM KILWAUGHTER BOYDSTOWN   11 8  
MCKENSTRY JOSEPH AGNEW WILLIAM ANTRIM KILWAUGHTER CRAIGINORNE 2, 3a, 3b 33 13 together
MCKENSTRY JOSEPH AGNEW WILLIAM ANTRIM KILWAUGHTER CRAIGINORNE    
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM MCFARREN WILLIAM ANTRIM KILWAUGHTER DRUMNAHOE 1c house, garden  
MCKENSTRY MARGARET FERRIS CHARLES ANTRIM LARNE TOWNPARKS   house, 15 shillings  
MCKINSTRY JAMES HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM MAGHERAGALL BALLYCLOGH   house  
MCKINSTRY JOHN HILL SAMUEL ANTRIM MAGHERAGALL BALLYELLOUGH   house  
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM HIGGINSON JAS.M. ANTRIM MAGHERAGALL BALLYELLOUGH   house  
MCKINSTRY JAMES HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM MAGHERAGALL KNOCKNADONA 17 12 29  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL HERTFORD MARQUIS OF ANTRIM MAGHERAMESK CREENAGH    
MCKINSTRY HENRY GILLIS JANE ANTRIM NILTEEN, GRANGE OF BALLYCLARE 42 10 10 (1/3)Ballyclare village
MCKINSTRY HENRY WILSON HUGH G. ANTRIM NILTEEN, GRANGE OF BALLYCLARE 71b 56 67  
MCKINSTRY NATHANIEL IRVINE SAMUEL ANTRIM NILTEEN, GRANGE OF BALLYCLARE   house town of Ballyclare
MCKINSTRY NATHANIEL BONAR SAMUEL ANTRIM NILTEEN, GRANGE OF BALLYCLARE   house town of Ballyclare
MCKINSTRY ROBERT DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM RASHEE BALLYNASHEE 24,25 30 23 Could be owner of Glenwherry farm; Robert owned it but did not live tehre.
MCKINSTRY ROBERT DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM RASHEE BALLYNASHEE   rented a house to others
MCKINSTRY HENRY DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM RASHEE BALLYNASHEE    

Shankill is next to and surrounds Belfast.   

 

Occupier
Last Name
Occupier
First Name
Lessor
Last Name
Lessor
First Name
County Parish Townland Plust # Acres or contents Value in pounds  
MCKINSTRY HENRY DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM RASHEE BALLYNASHEE    
MCKINSTRY NATHANIEL MEYBON WILLIAM ANTRIM RASHEE RASHEE 11a house, sm garden  
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM SHANKILL GREEN CASTLE 111 4 4  
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM MACAULEY ISABELLA ANTRIM SHANKILL GREEN CASTLE   house garden 13  
MCKINSTRY ELIZA SLOAN HILL ANTRIM SHANKILL MALONE, LOWER   house, yard 25  
MCKINSTRY JANE MCILROY EZEKIEL ANTRIM SHANKILL TOWNPARKS   house yard 8  
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM CARSON ROBERT M. ANTRIM SHANKILL TOWNPARKS   house, yard 3  
MCKINSTER ROBERT CRAIG RPS.ABRAHAM WALKER ANTRIM SHANKILL TOWNPARKS   house, yard 4  
MCKENSTRY ANNE KER DAVID S. ANTRIM TEMPLECORRAN BALLYCARRY, SOUTH-WEST   house, garden 1  
MCKENSTRY SAMUEL KER DAVID S. ANTRIM TEMPLECORRAN BALLYCARRY, SOUTH-WEST   house, yard 1  
MCKINSTRY MARY KER DAVID S. ANTRIM TEMPLECORRAN FORTHILL   house, garden 1  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL KER DAVID S. ANTRIM TEMPLECORRAN FORTHILL   1 acre 15 shillings  
MCKINSTRY JOHN MAGEE MICHAEL ARMAGH ARMAGH CORPORATION   House, outlying buildings, yard, garden 46 City of ARmagh
MCKINSTRY JOHN CARROLL WILLIAM ARMAGH ARMAGH CORPORATION   DUP    
MCKINSTRY JAMES WEIR -- ARMAGH FORKILL LISNALEE 5a 7 6  
MCKINETRY JAMES WILSON JOSEPH ARMAGH LISNADILL BROUGHAN 4,5 52 62 Wealthy Armagh McKinstry family
MCKINETRY JAMES WILSON JOSEPH ARMAGH LISNADILL BROUGHAN    
MCKINSTRY JOHN ATKINSON JAMES ARMAGH LISNADILL DRUMGAW 5 12 13  
MCKINSTRY JAMES MAXWELL WM. ARMAGH LISNADILL KILLYFADDY 1 A,B 42 53 rented out 3 houses
MCKINSTRY THOMAS BOND WALTER MCG. ARMAGH LISNADILL LISLEA 7 A B 64 51 rented out 3 houses.
Occupier
Last Name
Occupier
First Name
Lessor
Last Name
Lessor
First Name
County Parish Townland Plot # Acres or contents Value in pounds  
MCKINSAY WILLIAM LAWSON WILLIAM JOHN ARMAGH LOUGHGALL CLONMAIN   NOT MCKINSTRY
MCKINSTREY MARY BLAKELY JOHN ARMAGH NEWRY LISDRUMGULLION   house, garden 33  
MCKINSTRY JOHN BLACKER STEWART ARMAGH SEAGOE BALLYNAGHY 5 16 22  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL LURGAN LORD ARMAGH SEAGOE BALLYNAMONY 43 A,B 19 28  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL MAGEE CLOTWORTHY ARMAGH SHANKILL TAGHNEVAN 24 10 17  
MCKINSTRY SAMUEL LURGAN LORD ARMAGH SHANKILL Tullygully 2 25 33  
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM LURGAN LORD ARMAGH SHANKILL TULLYGALLY 14 A,B 16 25  
MCKINSTREY JOHN MEADE ROBT. DOWN CLONALLAN CABRAGH 1 A,B,C 13 12  
MCKINSTREY JAMES MEADE ROBT. DOWN CLONALLAN CABRAGH 2 A,B 27 19  
MCKINSEY ANDREW MCKEOWN JOHN DOWN DONAGHCLONEY MAGHERANA    
MCINSTREY THOMAS WOODS DAVID DOWN DONAGHMORE RINGCLARE   house, harden 1  
MCINSTREY JAMES WILSON ROBERT DOWN DONAGHMORE RINGOLISH   house 15 sh  
MCKINSTRY JOHN MOODY JAMES DOWN DRUMBALLYRONEY IMDEL 36 17 18  
MCKINSTREY WILLIAM HAWTHORNE FRANCIS DOWN DRUMBALLYRONEY IMDEL   house, sm garden same as above
MCKINSTON WILLIAM MCCRACKEN HENRY DOWN KNOCKBREDA BALLYMACARRET   house 3  
MCKINSTRY JOHN LEMON JAMES DOWN KNOCKBREDA BALLYMACARRET   NOT FOUND
MCKINSTRY JOHN WARING THOMAS DOWN MAGHERALIN BALLYMAKEONAN   house 1  
MCKINSTRY ANNE LINDSAY GEORGE C. DOWN SEAPATRICK BALLYDOWN   hosue 1  
MCKINSTRY ANNE LINDSAY JOHN DOWN SEAPATRICK BALLYDOWN    
MCKINSTRY MARY ANNE DOWNSHIRE MARQUIS OF DOWN SEAPATRICK BALLYVALLY   house, garden 4  
Occupier
Last Name
Occupier
First Name
Lessor
Last Name
Lessor
First Name
County Parish Townland Plot # acres or contents VAlue in pounds  
MCKINSTRY ANNE DOWNSHIRE MARQUIS OF DOWN SEAPATRICK BALLYVALLY    
MCKINSTRY DAVID WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF SALTERS   LONDONDERRY MAGHERAFELT MAGHERAFELT, TOWN PARKS OF    
MCKINSTRY WILLIAM HILL SAMUEL LOUTH DUNDALK TOWN PARKS        
MCINSTRY JOHN KIDD JOSEPH TYRONE CLONFEACLE DRUMMOND    
MCKINSTRY JOHN ECCLES JOHN TYRONE CLONOE ANNAGHER    
MCKINSTRY JOHN ECCLES JOHN TYRONE CLONOE ANNAGHER    
MCNESTRY BRIDGET KELLY PATRICK TYRONE DONACAVEY RATHFRAGGAN   May not be McKinstry
MCNESTRY JOHN KELLY PATRICK TYRONE DONACAVEY RATHFRAGGAN    
MCKINSEY ANNE CHARLEMONT EARL OF TYRONE DONAGHMORE FOYGH   Not McKinstry
MCKINSEY ANNE ARMAGH OF TYRONE DONAGHMORE TULLYNURE    

Robert McKinstry's: of Antrim (suspect one of them is the one who owned the big farm at Skirwhirry)

Occupier
Last Name
Occupier
First Name
Lessor
Last Name
Lessor
First Name
County Parish Townland Plot # acres or contents Value in pounds  
MCKINSTRY ROBERT DICKEY ROBERT ANTRIM BALLYCOR BALLYEASTON    
TODD NATHANIEL MCKINISTRY ROBERT ANTRIM GLENWHIRRY SKERRYWHIRRY 33-40 42 19 47 acres were rented out to two men and split between them.  Shows as four entries.
19TODD NATHANIEL MCKINISTRY ROBERT ANTRIM GLENWHIRRY SKERRYWHIRRY 41-45 45 19  
HOEY HUGH MCKINISTRY ROBERT ANTRIM GLENWHIRRY SKERRYWHIRRY 46 65 2 (between this and next entry)
HOEY HUGH MCKINISTRY ROBERT ANTRIM GLENWHIRRY SKERRYWHIRRY    
MCKINSTRY ROBERT DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM RASHEE BALLYNASHEE    
MCKINSTRY ROBERT DONEGAL MARQUIS OF ANTRIM RASHEE BALLYNASHEE