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McKinstry Documents

 

These documents show that Rodger McKinstry wasn't the first McKinstry in County Antrim.   They strongly suggest that the early McKinstry settlers in Glenwherry left descendants, such as those in adjacent Ballynashee.   The wills suggest that the McKinstry's of the immediate area were interrelated.    Some of the wills give the occupations of people who appear in Griffiths in 1852.   There is also a small amount of more information on the McKinstry's near Belfast.

There is a large amount of information available on the wealthy McKinstry family of Armagh, though not evidently on their roots.   I did not capture that.

1851 County Antrim census.   

 

4 Ballykeel Townland, Kilwaughter County Antrim (1851)

William Nelson, Head, W, 71, Farmer, County Antrim,

John Nelson, Son, U, 28, Farm Labourer, County Antrim,

William Nelson, Son, U, 21, Joiner Of Flax, County Antrim,

Nathienel Mckinstry, Servant, U, 17, Farm Servant, County Antrim,

Annette Nelson, Servant, U, 34, Servant, County Antrim,

William Mcfall, Head, M, 55, Tailor, County Antrim,

 

 

 Boydstown Townland, Kilwaughter County Antrim (1851)

Nathaniel Mckinstry, Head, M, 45, Farmer, County Antrim,

Nancy Mckinstry, Wife, M, 45, None, County Antrim,

 

12 Craiginorrne Townland, Kilwaughter County Antrim (1851)

William Mckinstry, Head, W, 66, Farmer, County Antrim,

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------12 Craiginorne Townland, Kilwaughter County Antrim (1851)

Joseph Mckinstry, Son, U, 30, Farm Labourer, County Antrim,

Maura Mckinstry, Granddaughter, U, 18, None, County Antrim,

Robert Mckinstry, Grandson, U, 12, At School, County Antrim,

Nathaniel Mckinstry, Grandson, U, 4, At School, County Antrim

 

9 Ballyloran Townland, Larne County Antrim (1851)

Betty Adrain, Head, U, 36, Servant, County Antrim,

Roseann Mckinstry, Daughter, U, 10, None, County Antrim

 

71 Larne Old Town St Townland, Larne County Antrim (1851)

Charles Herron, Head, M, 47, Builder, County Antrim,

Nancy Herron, Wife, M, 46, None, County Antrim,

William Herron, Son, U, 25, Plasterer, County Antrim,

John Herron, Son, U, 21, Slate Maker, County Antrim,

Eliza Herron, Daughter, U, 16, At School, County Antrim,

Charles Hamilton, Grandson, U, 4, At School, County Antrim,

James Gilmore, Father In Law, W, 76, Stone Mason, County Antrim,

Ellen Mckinty, Servant, U, 18, House Servant, County Antrim,

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Patrick Mckinty, Head, M, 54, Labourer, County Antrim,

Eliza Mckinty, Wife, M, 60, None, County Antrim,

John Mckinty, Son, U, 18, Labourer, County Antrim,

Jane Loughridge, Visitor, U, 39, Servant, County Antrim,

 

 

42 Larne Main Street Townland, Larne County Antrim (1851)

William Mckinty, Head, M, 30, Labourer, County Antrim,

Margaret Mckinty, Wife, M, 26, Linen And Muslin, County Antrim,

Mary Mckinty, Daughter, U, 6, At School, County Antrim,

Edward Mckinty, Son, U, 4, At School, County Antrim,

William Mckinty, Son, U, 2, None, County Antrim,

Patrick Magill, Head, W, 46, Labourer, County Antrim,

Elizabeth Magill, Daughter, U, 18, Seamstress, County Antrim,

Catherine Magill, Daughter, U, 20, Seamstress, County Antrim,

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63 Larne Main Street Townland, Larne County Antrim (1851)

Cecila Mckinty, Head, W, 60, None, County Antrim,

Margaret Mckinty, Daughter, M, 24, None, County Antrim,

Ann Mckinty, Granddaughter, U, 13, None, Antrim, Belfast,

Catherine Mckinty, Daughter, U, 2, None, County Antrim,

Baby Mckinty, Daughter, U, 3m, None, County Antrim,

 

 

3 AGHADAVY TOWNLAND , Ballinderry County Antrim (1851)

GEORGE MCKINSTRY, HEAD, M, 63, FARMER, County Antrim,

MARGARET MCKINSTRY, WIFE, M, 51, NONE, County Antrim,

MARY MCKINSTRY, DAUGHTER, U, 22, NONE, County Antrim,

JAMES MCKINSTRY, SON, U, 20, FARMER, County Antrim,

HANAH MCKINSTRY, DAUGHTER, U, 17, NONE, County Antrim,

REBECCA MCKINSTRY, DAUGHTER, U, 15, NONE, County Antrim,

GEORGE MCKINSTRY, SON, U, 13, NONE, County Antrim,

HENRY MCKINSTRY, SON, U, 10, AT SCHOOL, County Antrim,

THOMAS MCKINSTRY, SON, U, 5, NONE, County Antrim,

WILLIAM MCKERNAN, Servant, U, 25, PLOUGHMAN, County Antrim,

ROBERT MAGILL, Servant, U, 16, LABOURER, County Antrim,

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JAMES MCKINSTRY, HEAD, M, 30, FARMER AND PUBLICAN, County Antrim,

MARY MCKINSTRY, WIFE, M, 23, NONE, County Down,

 

 

8 AGHADAVY TOWNLAND , Ballinderry County Antrim (1851)

ROBERT MCKINSTRY, HEAD, W, 55, LABOURER, County Antrim,

NATHANIEL MCKINSTRY, SON, U, 25, LABOURER, County Antrim,

MARY ANN MCKINSTRY, DAUGHTER, U, 21, EMBROIDERER, County Antrim,

ROBERT MCKINSTRY, SON, U, 19, LABOURER, County Antrim,

ELIZABETH MCKINSTRY, DAUGHTER, U, 14, DRESSMAKER, County Antrim,

AMELIA MCKINSTRY, DAUGHTER, U, 12, AT SCHOOL, County Antrim,

ELIZABETH MCKINSTRY, SISTER, U, 73, NONE, County Antrim,

 

 

16 BALLINDERRY TOWNLAND , Ballinderry County Antrim (1851)

WILLIAM TURNER, HEAD, W, 82, STONE MASON, County Antrim,

DANIEL TURNER, SON, U, 29, STONE MASON, County Antrim,

ELIZABETH MCKINSTRY, GRANDDAUGHTER, U, 20, SPINNING FLAX, County Antrim,

JANE GALLERY, LODGER, U, 46, NONE, County Antrim,

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WILLIAM TOTTON, HEAD, M, 0, FARMER, County Antrim,

ANN TOTTON, WIFE, M, 0, NONE, County Antrim,

WILLIAM TOTTON, SON, U, 4, AT SCHOOL, County Antrim,

JANE TOTTON, DAUGHTER, U, 11M, NONE, County Antrim,

ILLEGIBLE MCKINSTRY, VISITOR, M, 0, PLOUGHMAN, County Antrim,

JOHN MCKINSTRY, VISITOR, M, 20, ILLEGIBLE, County Antrim

 

 

1 Killough Townland, Aghalee County Antrim (1851)

John Mckinstry, Head, M, 76, Farmer, County Antrim,

Sarah Mckinstry, Wife, M, 66, Farmer, County Down,

 

 

 

43 Aghalee Townland, Aghalee County Antrim (1851)

John Mckinley, Head, M, 25, Farm Labourer, County Antrim,

Jane Mckinley, Wife, M, 27, Spinning Yarn, County Antrim,

 

 

19 Killough Townland, Aghalee County Antrim (1851)

John Mckinstry, Head, M, 29, Railway Constable, County Antrim,

Eleanor Mckinstry, Wife, M, 23, Nursing, County Antrim,

John Mckinstry, Son, U, 5, None, County Antrim,

Esme Mckinstry, Daughter, U, 2, None, County Antrim,

George Mckinstry, Son, U, 2m, None, County Antrim,

Mary Mulholland, Mother, W, 66, House Work, County Antrim,

 

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1669 hearth money roll

 

5075 McKinstry McKenstry John Jun. Antrim Upper Rashee Carnlea Carlee

5077 McKinstry McKenstry John Sen. Antrim Upper Rashee Carnlea Carlee

5076 McKinstry McKenstry Tho Antrim Upper Rashee Carnlea Carlee

Note:  This was the next townland from Glenhead, parish of Glenwhirry, where James McKinstry was active in early 18th century.  

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Aghadavy - Ballinderry Parish

Freehold Registration, 1829

The following extract is from the Belfast Newsletter dated Tuesday 30th June, 1829 and is reproduced with permission of the Belfast News Letter.

 

County of Antrim

List of persons applying to Register their Freeholds at the next General Quarter Session of the Peace, to be held at Belfast, for the Division of Carrickfergus, in the said County pursuant to the Act of 10th George the Fourth, Cap.8, entered by the Clerk of the Peace.

 

No: 46

 

Name and Residence of Applicant: George McKinstry, Aghadavey

Description of Freehold: House and lands Aghadavey

Yearly Value to be registered: 10

 

 

Freehold Registration, 1831

The following is an extract from The Belfast Newsletter dated 30th September 1831 and is used with permission of The Belfast Newsletter.

 

The following names are taken from a list of persons applying to register their Freeholds at a General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in Belfast on the 24th October, 1831.

 

No. 108

Name and Residence of Applicant: Robert McKinstry, Aghadavy

Description of Freehold, with the names of Barony and Townland in which situated: House and land, Upper Massereene, town land of Aghadavy

Yearly Value to be registered: 10

 

Following is from the electroal rolls of 1832 -38.  William McKinstry of Carrickfergus.   Admitted October 1832.  Painter.  Admitted under right of servitude in 1837.   Freeman admitted since 1831.  

 

 

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From Calender of Wills, PRONI web site.  

 

 Title :  Date of Death : 18 May 1859

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 15 August 1860

Forename : Margaret Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 100

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Full Abstract :

The Will of Margaret M'Kinstry late of Ballyboley in the County of Antrim Widow deceased who died 18 May 1859 at Ballyboley aforesaid was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Alexander M'Kinstry of Ballyboley and James Graham of Grahamstown Glenwherry both in said County Farmers the Executors.

 

 

 

Title :  Date of Death : 1 November 1874

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 25 November 1874

Forename : Hugh Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 450

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Full Abstract :

The Will of Hugh M'Kinstry late of Ballycorr County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 1 November 1874 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Samuel M'Kinstry of Ballyboley and Robert Blain of Cogry both in (Ballynure) same County Farmers the Executors.

 

 

Title :  Date of Death : 23 October 1896

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 11 December 1896

Forename : Samuel Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects 489 14s.

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Full Abstract :

Probate of the Will of Samuel M'Kinstry late of Ballyboley Ballynure County Antrim Farmer who died 23 October 1896 granted at Belfast to Thomas J. M'Kinstry of Ballyboley and James M'Kinstry of Ballycorr Ballynure Farmers

 

His will mentions china, glass, books, prints and pictures.   Gives his wife an annuity of 20 pounds, and decrees who uses what room when.    Nephew James McKinstry of Ballycor.   

 

 

 

Title :  Date of Death : 15 June 1881

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 5 September 1881

Forename : Thomas Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects 445

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Full Abstract :

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Thomas M'Kinstry late of Ballinderry County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 15 June 1881 at same place were granted at Belfast to Rebecca M'Kinstry of Ballinderry Spinster the Sister.

 

 

Title :  Date of Death : 15 December 1859

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 20 February 1860

Forename : Thomas Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 200

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Full Abstract :

Letters of Administration of the Personal estate of Thomas M'Kinstry late of Ballyeorr in the County of Antrim Farmer deceased who died 15 December 1859 at same place were granted at Belfast to William M'Kinstry of Ballyboley in said County the Son one of the next of kin of said deceased.

 

 

 

Title :  Date of Death : 23 January 1859

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 12 May 1886

Forename : Robert Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects unadministered 50

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Full Abstract :

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Robert M'Kinstry late of Larne County Antrim Grocer who died 23 January 1859 at same place (left unadministered by Jane Meharg alias M'Kinstry the Relict of deceased) were granted at Belfast to Robert M'Kinstry of Craginorne said County Farmer the attorney of Joseph M'Kinstry (the younger) the Child. (Former Grants 29 October 1860 and 30 June 1862

 

 

Title :  Date of Death : 23 January 1859

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 29 October 1860

Forename : Robert Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 300

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Full Abstract :

Letters of Administration of the Personal estate of Robert M'Kinstry late of Larne in the County of Antrim Grocer deceased who died 23 January 1859 at same place were granted at Belfast to Jane Meharg (now the Wife of Nathaniel Moore Meharg) of Larne aforesaid the Relict of said deceased.

 

Title :  Date of Death : 23 January 1859

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 19 December 1865

Forename : Robert Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects unadministered under 200

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Full Abstract :

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Robert M'Kinstry late of Larne in the Country of Antrim Grocer deceased who died 23 January 1859 at same place (left unadministered by Jane Meharg his relict) were granted at Belfast to Joseph M'Kinstry the Elder of Kilwaughter (Larne) in the County of Antrim Farmer the Guardian of Joseph M'Kinstry the Younger a Minor the only next of kin of said deceased.(Limited Administration.)

 

 

Title :  Date of Death : 20 May 1899

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 3 July 1899

Forename : John Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects 294 11s.

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Full Abstract :

Administration (with the Will) of the personal estate of John M'Kinstry late of Ballyeaston County Antrim Labourer who died 20 May 1899 granted at Belfast to Nathaniel M'Kinstry of Ballyclare said County Woollen Draper the Universal Legatee in trust.

 

 

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 10 September 1873

Forename : Nathaniel Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 200

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Full Abstract :

The Will of Nathaniel M'Kinstry late of Boydstown Kilwaughter County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 4 August 1873 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Thomas Cobain of Kilwaughter Merchant and Houston Ballantine of Kilwaughter Farmer both in (Larne) County Antrim the Executors.

 

Wife Nancy.  Brother Henry.   

 

 

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Title :  Date of Death : 11 February 1873

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 23 July 1875

Forename : James Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 450

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Full Abstract :

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of James M'Kinstry late of Aghadavy Ballinderry County Antrim Farmer a Bachelor deceased who died 11 February 1873 at same place were granted at Belfast to George M'Kinstry of Aghadavy (Ballinderry) Farmer a Brother of said deceased.

 

 

 

Title :  Date of Death : 28 October 1865

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 10 February 1869

Forename : George Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 200

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Full Abstract :

The Will of George M'Kinstry late of Aghadavey Ballinderry County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 28 October 1865 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Margaret M'Kinstry of Aghadavey (Widow) and Isaac M'Kinstry M'Niece of Crew Robert M'Cord of Tullyballydonneil and Samuel Ballance of Ballypitmave (Farmers) all in Ballinderry aforesaid the Executors.

 

Title :  Date of Death : 22 December 1858

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 14 January 1859

Forename : Lee Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 200

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Full Abstract :

The Will of Lee M'Kinstry late of Poobles in the Parish of Aghalee and County of Antrim Farmer deceased who died 22 December 1858 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Joshua Harrison of Deneight in said County and Ralph M'Kinstry of Poobles aforesaid Farmers the Executors.

 

Lee and Ralph were siblings.

 

Title :  Date of Death : 27 April 1861

Surname : McKinstry Date of Grant : 21 May 1861

Forename : William Reseal Date :  

Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under 1,500

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Full Abstract :

The Will of William M'Kinstry Late of Poobles in the County of Antrim Farmer deceased who died 27 April 1861 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Matthew Watson of of Megabery Farmer and Stafford Gorman of Broommount Gentleman both in said County the Executors.

 

Mentions son John, a publican and grocer, who lives in his house.