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From: "N.E.Parkes" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Religious question sort of
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:38:54 +0100
Thank you for (especially Rev Andrews, Linda and Robert of Ulster Ancestry)
for giving us a precise summary of the several shades of Presbyterianism
which have been, and still are, present in our society here.
Whilst researching the CHESTNUT family of my great-grandmother (Jane
ca.1855 - 1914) the frequent splits in the Presbyterian Church were
apparent. The family seemed to worship at Toberdoney Presbyterian Church in
Billy Parish, North Antrim. This church is described in the Ordnance Survey
memoirs of 1837 as "An Original Secession Church". At some date in the
early/mid 1800s there was a split and part of the congregation set up a
church at Benvardin. Probably as a result of this split, the church records
were lost. Benvardin church does not now exist.
Sandra: Another point concerns burials directly. The right to bury in a
particular church burying ground belongs to the family. I think that it
passes to the youngest surviving male (of full age - over 21) of the family.
This means that a large plot may continue to be used by family members even
though the religion has changed since the rights were granted. My lot had
such rights at Mosside Presbyterian Church, County Antrim, granted in the
latter half of the 1800s. The family continued to bury there until the
mid-1950s even though they had moved to the other side of Ballymoney by
http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlantbp/ for the inscriptions at the old burying
ground at Billy Parish Church, County Antrim.
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