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William Tweed
John Stewart + Elisabeth ___
John Tweed1800 -- 4 FEB 1876avatar
Mary McElheran1801 -- 30 OCT 1859avatar
John Stewart1779 -- 1869avatar
Catherine ______1794 -- 1870avatar
Marriage6 NOV 1863
Officiating: Ref Samuel Finlay, Witnesses: Alexander McElhernan, Nancy McClure


William2 Tweed2

Birth28 MAY 1832
near Ballymoney
Christen16 JUN 18321 1
Death26 OCT 18921
Cause of death: broken neck from a fall crossing a field (or fall from horse)
Grave28 OCT 1892
Dorothy Arthur's Book - Grave 131
Aged: 60.4 years
Grave No. 131, Ballymoney Old Graveyard. Headstone: In loving memory of William Tweed who died 26th October 1892 Aged 62 years/Also his wife Mary of Pleasurestep who died 1st January 1911 Aged 79 years. Ballymoney Old Churchyard Headstone Survey, Page No. 89, Registerno 412., Ballymoney Old Churchard Survey shows he was Presbyterian, farmer, age 60, lived at Enagh, from Pleasure Step; married, cause of death was accidentally by a fall, interned by John Tweed, Registrar John Freeman, Cemetery: Old Churchyard.. The family always said that he fell while walking across a field and died of a broken neck. "Ballymoney Old Church Graveyard" book by Dorothy Arthur states he died of a broken neck due to a fall from a horse. Newspaper: Monday, 27th October 1892: "Wm. Tweed fatally injured near Ballymoney". Death Certificate: 26th Oct 1892, Enagh; William Tweed; Male; Married; 60 years; farmer;Fracture of Cervical Vertebrae-20miniutes-accidental-certified; Information received from Robert John Comac Coroner for Ballymoney District Inquest held 26th October, 1892; Registered 28 October 1892; S.B.Boyd Registrar Will: £592. 7s 3d; Letters of Administration of the personal estate of William Tweed late of Enagh Ballymoney County Antrim who died 26 Oct 1892 at the same place were granted at Belfast to Mary Tweed of Enagh Ballymoney the Widow. ULSTER JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY - By Ulster Archaeological Society BALLYMONEY AND DISTRICT Excerpt from Page 87:- Heading: ?Hangings and Floggings? "In 1799 Samuel Dunlop was hanged for robbery of arms at Pleasure Step, near Ballymoney, on a tree belonging to one Samuel Ralston, a farmer, whose wife was a sister of Henry Munro who was executed at Lisburn" 1860 Griffiths: Magherabouy Upper, Ballymoney, Kilraghts: John Tweed; John Jun; William 1888 Bassett's Book of Antrim shows Wm. Tweed, Address: Enagh Upper, Occupation: Farmers and Residents; Residence: Ballymoney 1863 ROYAL STANDARD the first steam driven White Star Line vessel. (prior to Thomas Ismay's purchase of WSL) Combination of sail and steam. (Similar to the original Germanic) She was a 2,000 ton single screw vessel. On its maiden voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne, Australia, the ship's captain died during the voyage. In April of 1864, Royal Standard struck an iceberg but managed to limp into Rio de Janiero for repairs. Underpowered by a simple 2 cylinder steam engine, the ship was taken out of service. It was easily overtaken by clipper ships. In 1867, it was sold to a company in Liverpool where it was converted to a sailing vessel. In 1869 Royal Standard wrecked near the coast of Brazil and was scrapped where it lay.
Mary Stewart Tweed

Mary Stewart

Death1 JAN 19111 2 1 2
Grave3 JAN 1911
Aged: 80 years
Ballymoney Old Churchyard Headstone Survey, Page No. 59; Registerno: 1074, Age 79, Lived at Cranagh, Widowed, Interned by John Tweed; Registrar Samuel Crawford; Cemetery: Old Churchyard.
Death Certificate: Date & Place of Death: 1st Jan. 1911, Ballysally; Mary Tweed; Female; widow; 79 years; farmers widow; ? disease, four years cerebral hemorrhage, one year and seven months certified; informant was James Kennedy, son-in-law, present at death, Ballysally, Registered sixth January 1911; Signature of Registrar was J. A. Kennedy.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses


15 MAR 186818 NOV 1938  Australia, Victoria, St Arnaud, Thalia Station James Kennedy Sr. 
Pics & Attach-
  • Headstone, Wm Tweed, Mary Stewart
  • Marriage William Tweed, Mary Stewart 1863
  • Death Certificate Mary Stewart
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  1. Other: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, Births, Marriages & Deaths;
  2. Other: VPRS 7666 Inward Overseas Passenger Lists held by Public Record Office Victoria, ; Passenter List "Royal Standard";
  3. Cemetery:Kilraughts Old Church Graveyard; Headstones and Family Trees; Author: Dorothy Arthur, Available on Amazon;
  4. Marriage Sources:
    Cemetery:Ballymoney Old Church Graveyard;
  5. Other: Marriage Certificate held by family;
  6. Other: Death Certificate;
  1. Cemetery:Ballymoney Old Church Graveyard;
  2. Other: Death Certificate;
  3. Marriage Sources:
    Cemetery:Ballymoney Old Church Graveyard;
  4. Other: Marriage Certificate held by family;
  5. Other: Death Certificate;
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