|Birth||18371 ||1 |
|Death||30 JUN 19212 ||2 |
Aged: 84.5 years
Coleraine Chronicle 22nd December 1860 - Married at Moneydig Presbyterian Church on the 18th inst. by the Rev. H.H. Finlay, Mr. William Kennedy, Garvagh to Charlotte, second daughter of Mr. Samuel Long, Rose Lodge Coolyramer, Garvagh.
Marriage: Coleraine, Year 1860, Record No. 72, William Kennedy and CharlotteLong, both full age, he a bachelor and she a spinster. Moneydig Presbyterian Church, Parish of Desertoghill. William was a Grocer Merchant whose residence was Garvagh; father's name William Kennedy a farmer. Charlotte residence was at Culleyrammer, father's name Samuel Long, a farmer. Attendants were Margaret McFethridge and John Leslie.
Headstone at Ballylaggan: In Memoriam: William Kennedy, The Crescent, Portstewart, died 30th June1921, aged 84 years; His wife Charlotte died 8th August 1922, aged 86 years.
Cross Townland is in the Parish of Ballymoney, Ordnance Survey Sheet 16. Drumreagh Townland is in the Parish of Ballymoney, Ordnance Survey Sheets 16, 17.
1830s: Ballymoney First Valuation: William Kennedy; Parish: Ballymoney: Townland: Cross. PRONI reference: VAL/1B/142A.(First Townland Valuation of the 1830s).
1860 Census: Kennedy, William, Nancy(Catherwood), Andrew(son), Mary Jane, Roseanna, William, Mary Jane, Rachel.
1860-1861 Griffith's Evaluation, Ballymoney: William Kennedy, Cross, Antrim.
1870 Slaters Directory lists William Kennedy, Address Linenhall St., Occupation: Grocers
1871: Londonderry County Extractions (over 1 Acre) Landowners: Kennedy, William - Drumsaragh. Other Kennedy names on list: Andrew, Newtownlimavady; Church, Cullyramer Garvagh; Henry, Bellaghy; Henry (Sidney) Mullaghbuoy Bellaghy; John, Killygullib; John (Reps. Of) Mayoghill Garvagh; Thomas. W..
1888 Bassett's Book of Antrim lists W G Kennedy, Linenhall St., Occupation: Grocers, Town: Ballymoney.
1895 Ulster Towns Directory: 1)Kennedy, Hugh, farmer, Cross; 2)Kennedy, Wm., farmer, Drumreagh.
1897 Belfast Directory lists 1)Wm Kennedy; Drumreagh; Occupation: Farmer; 2) Hugh Kennedy, Cross, Occupation: Farmer.
1898 Irish Land Commission (Land Law Acts): Page 120: Return of Judicial rents fixed by Sub-Commissioners and Civil Bill Courts, notified to Irish Land Commission, January 1898: Irish Land Commission, Second Statutory Term: Appeal No. 171/172; Record Number 110; Date of Order Dec. 21; Name of Tenant, William Kennedy; Name of Landlord, Rev. Stephen Bennett; Poor Law Union, Ballymoney; Townland, Drumreagh
1909 O' Friels Almanac Suburbs: William Kennedy; Townland Drumreagh; Trade: Farmer
1901 Census: There are 19 House Numbers shown for Drumreagh (Enagh, Antrim). House 3 in Townland Drumreagh, Enagh, Ballymoney, Co Antrim: Kennedy, William 60 farmer, Charlotte wife 60, children: Jeanie 27, Charlotte 24. House 3 is a Private Dwelling and a Grocery Shop. William Kennedy is Landlord for Houses 2 (occupant Wm. John McMillan), his own House 3 and House 8 (occupant William McMillan). Landlord for House 7 is Rev. Stephen Bennett, England (occupant Daniel Donnely). House No. 15 is the Presbyterian Church.
1901 Census: House 5 in Townland Cross, Enagh, Ballymoney, Co Antrim: William's brother - Kennedy, Hugh 50 farmer; Sarah wife 57; Mary Eliza daughter 29 not married; Sarah daughter 26 not married; Charlotte daughter 20 not married. Hugh Kennedy is landlord for houses 4 (occupied by William Crawford) and his own house 5.
1911 Census: House 5 in The Crescent, Portstewart, Londonderry: Kennedy, William 70 retired farmer; Charlotte wife 71 married 50 years, 7 children born, 7 children living; Charlotte daughter 36 single; Margaret S. grand-daughter 17 at school; Charlotte grand-daughter 11 at school; all Reformed Presbyterian; all born Co Derry.
1911 Census: House 7 in Townland Cross, Enagh, Antrim, Kennedy: William John 33, Rachel wife 32, children: Hugh 7, Wm Wallace 5, Walter Henry 3, Robert Gordon 3 months. NOTE: William John is the son of Hugh Kennedy who occupied House 5 in 1901. William John's father & mother, Hugh & Sarah had moved to Portrush; Hugh passed away early in 1911 & Sarah passed away in 1910.
Cross House is confusing because there is a Townland of Cross and a Townland of Drumreagh in Enagh (electoral division), Ballymoney (Poor Law Union), County Antrim; the Census records of 1901 & 1911 list Kennedys in both townlands.
The real estate agent for Cross House advertised that the first record of Cross farmhouse was in 1880 when it was rented from Devonshire Landlord Reverend Bennett to William Kennedy. The present owners (Warnock family) say the farmhouse was purchased in 1916 from a Mr. Mullan, and in 2010 it was listed for sale by the Warnock grandchild. The present-day address is: 117 Bann Road, Ballymoney. I have to assume the property was originally House No. 3, North Antrim, Ballymoney, Enagh, Drumreagh which in 1901 is listed as a private dwelling & grocery shop. The present owner/s have an old photo (probably in the 1950's) where the original Kennedy shop was untouched and used as an egg store.