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Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland



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Notes: Larne or Olderfleet
description from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
LARNE, a sea port, market and post-town, and a parish, in the barony of UPPER GLENARM, county of ANTRIM, and province of ULSTER, 11 miles (N.) from Carrickfergus, and 97 (N. by E.) from Dublin city, on the road from Belfast city to Ballycastle; containing 3182 inhabitants, of which number, 2616 are in the town.
This place is situated on the shore of Lough Larne, which was formerly called Olderfleet, and gave name to a castle built on the extreme point of the promontory of Curraan, which forms the small bay adjacent to the town. This fortress, under the protection of which the town arose, is supposed to have been erected by a Scottish family named Bisset, to whom a settlement on this part of the coast was granted by Hen. III., and to have been subsequently improved by the English. Edward Bruce landed here in 1315 with an army of 6000 men for the conquest of Ireland; and during the same reign, Hugh Bisset forfeited his lands here by taking part in the rebellion. These were subsequently claimed in right of the same family, by James MMac Donnell, Lord of Canture, and after his death were granted by Queen Elizabeth during her pleasure, to his son Angus, on condition that he should carry arms only under the King of England, and pay annually a certain number of hawks and cattle. Olderfleet castle was at that time considered so important a defence against the Scots that, in 1569, it was entrusted to Sir Moyses Hill, but was dismantled in 1598. Jas. I., in 1603, granted the entire headland to Sir Randal Mac Donnell, surnamed Sorley Boy; but in 1612 gave the castle and lands to Sir Arthur Chichester together with the right of ferry between this place and Island Magee. During the disturbances of 1798 the town was attacked by the insurgent army from Ballymena, but the assailants were repulsed by the Tay fencibles, assisted by the yeomanry and inhabitants.
The town is beautifully situated on the shore of Lough Larne, on the eastern coast and is divided into the old and new towns, containing together 482 houses, most of which are well built and of very neat appearance; the street in the old town are narrow and indifferently paved; the new town consists of one long and regular street, in which the houses are of stone and handsomely built. There are two public libraries, supported by subscription, both containing good collections. During thhe last century a very extensive trade was carried on in salt, of which large quantities prepared here from rock salt imported from Liverpool were sent from this port to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Prussia; the duties paid thereon on the average amounted to £18,000 per annum. About the middle of the last century this was the only port in the North of Ireland from which emigrant vessels sailed. The present trade consists chiefly in the exportation of oats, beans, flour, and, occcasionally, black cattle and a very considerable quantity of lime; and the importation of coal, slates, wheat, and North American timber. The number of vessels that entered inwards during the year ending Jan. 5th, 1835, was 340, of the aggregate burden of 13,517 tons, and of which 298 were from British ports and 42 employed in the coasting trade; and during the same year, 113 vessels of the aggregate burden of 4329 tons, cleared out from this port, of which 64 were bound to British ports, and 49 were coasters. The port, which is a member of that of Belfast, has an excellent harbour for small vessels, for which there is a good anchorage between the Curraan, and the peninsula of Island Magee, in 2 or 2? fathoms, quite land-locked; great numbers of vessels from Scotland anchor off this place, while waiting for their cargoes of lime from the Maghramorne works. There are some good quays on both sides of the lough about a mile from the town, the water being too shallow to float vessels further up.
The royal military road along the coast passes through the town. The market is on Tuesday; a great market is held on the first Monday of every month, and there are fairs on Dec. 1st and July 31st, principally for black cattle, a few inferior horses, and pigs. A constabulary police force has been established in the town, and there is also a coast guard station belonging to the Carrickfergus district. A court for the manor of Glenarm is held here every six weeks; and petty sessions are held every alternate week.
The parish comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 2210 statute acres of good arable and pasture land; the system of agriculture is slowly improving, and there is neither waste land nor bog. Limestone abounds, and is quarried both for building and agricultural purposes; at Ballycraigey, about a mile to the north of the town, is a quarry of felspar, worked occasionally for building; and at Bankhead a fine stratum of coal has been discovered, but is not worked.
The principal seats are Gardenmore, the elegant villa of S. Darcus, Esq.; the Curraan, the residence of M. McNeill, Esq.; and the glebe-house, of the Rev. H. Martin.
The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Connor, and in the patronage of the Dean; the tithes amount to £136. 11s. 11d.; of which £123. 15s. 7d., is payable to the curate, who receives also £23. 8d., from Primate Boulter's fund. The glebe-house was built in 1824, by a gift of £450 and a loan of £50 from the late Board of First Fruits; the glebe comprises 3? acres. The church, previously to its alteration in 1819, had some interesting details of ancient architecture.
In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Carrickfergus and Larne; a chapel was erected here in 1832 by subscription.
There are places of worship for Presbyterians in connection with the Synod of Ulster and the Seceding Synod, each of the second class, and with the Presbytery of Antrim of the first class, also for Weslyan Methodists.
About 150 children are taught in the national school of the parish, and a dispensary is supported by subscription.
There are some remains of the ancient castle of Olderfleet on the promontory of Curraan; and on the sea side, about a mile north of the town, is a cavern called the Black Cave, passing under the projecting base of a huge rock; the length of the cave, which is open at both ends, is 60 feet, and its height from 3 to 30 feet; the sides are formed of basaltic columns of large dimensions. On the shore of the lough, near the town, are some singular petrifactions, of a blue colour, apparently the result of a spring issuing from a bank at high water mark. In a short road leading from the east to the north of the town is a chalybeate spring, at present little used.

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City/Town : Latitude: 54.85537, Longitude: -5.81554


Birth

Matches 1 to 57 of 57

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID   Tree 
1 Carmichael, Agnes  Aug 1906Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I132 Roy~Royes 
2 Carmichael, Houston Clements  Aug 1908Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I133 Roy~Royes 
3 Carmichael, Mary Beggs  Feb 1904Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I6409 Roy~Royes 
4 Clements, Houston  17 Feb 1881Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I163 Roy~Royes 
5 Clements, Mary  17 Jul 1834Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I171 Roy~Royes 
6 Clements, Mary  Est 1885Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I170 Roy~Royes 
7 Clements, Robert Alex  12 Sep 1878Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4727 Roy~Royes 
8 Davis, Charles Hugh  12 Mar 1913Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2322 Roy~Royes 
9 Girvan, Agnes  3 Oct 1870Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I983 Roy~Royes 
10 Girvan, Agnes  1884Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2303 Roy~Royes 
11 Girvan, Anne  1879Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2226 Roy~Royes 
12 Girvan, Elizabeth  1882Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2302 Roy~Royes 
13 Girvan, Evelyn  1893Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2308 Roy~Royes 
14 Girvan, Fred  1899Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2310 Roy~Royes 
15 Girvan, Hugh  1857Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1120 Roy~Royes 
16 Girvan, Hugh  1886Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2304 Roy~Royes 
17 Girvan, James  1892Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2307 Roy~Royes 
18 Girvan, John  1888Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2305 Roy~Royes 
19 Girvan, Pauline  1921Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2337 Roy~Royes 
20 Girvan, Wesley  Aug 1895Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2309 Roy~Royes 
21 Girvan, William  6 Jun 1868Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1165 Roy~Royes 
22 Girvan, William David  1890Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2306 Roy~Royes 
23 Logan, Elizabeth  30 Apr 1908Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I607 Roy~Royes 
24 Logan, Moyra Elizabeth  10 Sep 1930Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I614 Roy~Royes 
25 Logan, Samuel Robert John  21 Aug 1933Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I618 Roy~Royes 
26 McFerran, Leo Russell  12 Nov 1921Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I6461 Roy~Royes 
27 Myles, John Godfrey Hudson  Abt Nov 1896Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1638 Roy~Royes 
28 Rainey, Thomas Roy  Abt Feb 1895Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I770 Roy~Royes 
29 Roy, Angus Livingstone  18 Oct 1919Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I818 Roy~Royes 
30 Roy, Beryl  26 Dec 1921Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I820 Roy~Royes 
31 Roy, John Maurice  8 Aug 1917Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I832 Roy~Royes 
32 Roy, Thomas Jamieson  28 Jul 1915Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I858 Roy~Royes 
33 Russell, Agnes  1869/70Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1081 Roy~Royes 
34 Russell, Annie  31 Oct 1873Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1847 Roy~Royes 
35 Russell, David  Abt 1866Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1086 Roy~Royes 
36 Russell, Elizabeth  8 Sep 1866Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1848 Roy~Royes 
37 Russell, Esther  13 May 1864Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1506 Roy~Royes 
38 Russell, Harriet  11 Nov 1877Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1090 Roy~Royes 
39 Russell, James  1784Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1091 Roy~Royes 
40 Russell, James  Bef 28 Mar 1821Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4733 Roy~Royes 
41 Russell, James  16 Jul 1868Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4731 Roy~Royes 
42 Russell, James  21 May 1875Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1092 Roy~Royes 
43 Russell, Jane  Est 1862Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1093 Roy~Royes 
44 Russell, Margaret  1833Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1099 Roy~Royes 
45 Russell, Margaret  1873Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1100 Roy~Royes 
46 Russell, Mary  4 Nov 1870Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1102 Roy~Royes 
47 Russell, Mary Ellen  1827Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4557 Roy~Royes 
48 Russell, Nancy  1837Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1104 Roy~Royes 
49 Russell, Robert  Est 1829Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4558 Roy~Royes 
50 Russell, Samuel  Est 1835Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1107 Roy~Royes 
51 Russell, Samuel  1874Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1108 Roy~Royes 
52 Russell, Victoria  21 Jun 1880Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1111 Roy~Royes 
53 Russell, William  Bef 1 Feb 1819Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4732 Roy~Royes 
54 Saunderson, Robert  Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4073 Roy~Royes 
55 Simms, Robert  7 Oct 1908Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1136 Roy~Royes 
56 White, Margaret  Abt 1797Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4556 Roy~Royes 
57 Wylie, Joseph Barron Black  1894Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1316 Roy~Royes 

Baptized

Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Baptized    Person ID   Tree 
1 Clements, Agnes  Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4726 Roy~Royes 
2 Russell, James  28 Mar 1821Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4733 Roy~Royes 
3 Russell, William  1 Feb 1819Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4732 Roy~Royes 

Died

Matches 1 to 19 of 19

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID   Tree 
1 Carmichael, William  7 Jul 1915Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I135 Roy~Royes 
2 Clements, Carlisle  Abt 1910Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I3135 Roy~Royes 
3 Clements, Houston  Mar 1917Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I162 Roy~Royes 
4 Curry, Mary  1881Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1851 Roy~Royes 
5 Espie, Minnie Graham  16 Mar 1971Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I264 Roy~Royes 
6 Girvan, Hugh  Mar 1887Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2304 Roy~Royes 
7 Girvan, Hugh  11 Aug 1926Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1120 Roy~Royes 
8 Girvan, Wesley  1923Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2309 Roy~Royes 
9 Logan, Elizabeth  14 May 1999Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I607 Roy~Royes 
10 McKay, Jane  1865Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1715 Roy~Royes 
11 McNeill, George  Apr 2012Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I3911 Roy~Royes 
12 Russell, James  1894Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4733 Roy~Royes 
13 Russell, Robert  1904Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4558 Roy~Royes 
14 Russell, Samuel  21 Aug 1920Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1107 Roy~Royes 
15 White, Margaret  Bef 1851Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I4556 Roy~Royes 
16 Whiteford, Margaret  1920Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1308 Roy~Royes 
17 Wiley, Charlotte  17 Oct 2014Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I3906 Roy~Royes 
18 Wylie, David J  25 Apr 2004Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1310 Roy~Royes 
19 [Girvan], Mary  2 Feb 1903Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1166 Roy~Royes 

Buried

Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID   Tree 
1 Adair, Annie  Apr 1987Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1 Roy~Royes 
2 Clements, Elizabeth Gamble  13 Nov 1939Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I160 Roy~Royes 
3 Logan, John  28 Dec 1937Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I609 Roy~Royes 

Residence

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID   Tree 
1 Espie, Richard  Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I265 Roy~Royes 
2 Girvan, James  Abt 1918Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I2307 Roy~Royes 
3 McFerran, Hugh  1891Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I3566 Roy~Royes 
4 Russell, Harriet  Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland I1090 Roy~Royes 

Married

Matches 1 to 8 of 8

   Family    Married    Family ID   Tree 
1 Carmichael / Clements  19 Dec 1902Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland F347 Roy~Royes 
2 Clements / Jamison  18 Jun 1866Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland F939 Roy~Royes 
3 Logan / Clements  30 May 1889Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland F50 Roy~Royes 
4 Nicholson / Curry  30 Aug 1834Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland F721 Roy~Royes 
5 Roy / Logan  11 Aug 1914Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland F5 Roy~Royes 
6 Roy / Russell  31 Mar 1886Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland F10 Roy~Royes 
7 Russell / McAlpin  21 Mar 1906Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland F528 Roy~Royes 
8 Russell / Whiteford  5 May 1859Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland F14 Roy~Royes