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Does anyone know anything about this? According to the notice of his death at 45 High Street Antrim in 1886 (in the Belfast Newsletter), my great-great-grandfather John McDowell was to be buried there.

John McDowell

Thursday 10th June 2021, 06:22PM

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  • This would have been a Quaker graveyard. Your ancestor must have been a Quaker.  

    Patricia

    Friday 11th June 2021, 05:48PM
  • This would have been a Quaker graveyard. Your ancestor must have been a Quaker.  

    Patricia

    Friday 11th June 2021, 05:48PM
  • Thanks, Patricia. I knew that the Friends are Quakers. My problem was that I couldn't find any trace of such a graveyard on the web. I think I have found it now, though I don't know if it's going to help me find out more about my ancestor.

    John

    John McDowell

    Saturday 12th June 2021, 02:57PM
  • Hi John,

    Perhaps the following info from Irish Genealogy Toolkit might be of help:

    • The Dublin Friends Historical Library has records for Irish Quakers in the Republic of Ireland. Contact the Religious Society of Friends, Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 6.
    • The Religious Society of Friends mainly has records for Northern Ireland. Contact at Lisburn Meeting House, Prospect House, 4 Magheralave Road, Lisburn, County Antrim.

               In addition, both the National Library of Ireland in Dublin and PRONI in Belfast have some copies of these records. So, too, does the LDS Church (Mormons).

     

    Good luck!

     

    Patricia

    Saturday 12th June 2021, 05:05PM