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From: "R. J. Kane" <>
Subject: Protestants in Northern Ireland Yesterday
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 18:36:55 +1300
I like your summaries of S-I history, Linda. What you say rings true. I
have often thought that, given the migrations, invasions, importations of
mercenaries, etc, any idea of racial identity, let alone >racial purity<,
is just wishful thinking.
Perhaps you could clarify a couple of points for me. You say:
> And the very first Presbyterian
> minister at Dunluce in the early 1600's was a native Irishman by the
> name of Quinn.
Adair says, [of events in 1646]
They were somewhat troubled in settling Mr. James Ker at Ballymoney, and
Mr. Jeremiah O'Queen (a native Irishman, bred by Mr. Upton to be a scholar)
at Billy .
[A true Narrative of the Rise and Progress of the Presbyterian Church in
Ireland, By The Rev. Patrick Adair, Minister of Belfast.]
Do you know whether Quin and O'Queen are varying names for the same person?
The other question is, During that period did the Presbyterians take over
the C of I buildings in the North of Ireland as they did the C of E in
Billy Parish Church played a big part in my growing up so I am interested
in things concerning it, including the question of whether it was, for a
time, a Presbyterian place of worship. There are at least three
wall-steading remains of previous church buildings in the graveyards around
the present building.
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