Billy (County Antrim)
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Billy is a parish of Carey, Antrim with 5,845 inhabitants. The parish is bound on the west by the river Bush and on the morth-east by the sea. The land is generally of good state and agriculture has advanced considerably. Wood and coal is obtained from the nearby Causeway. Salmon is extensively fished for ion the river Bush and mainly sent to London and Liverpool.
The 1821 ﾖ 1851 census returns were almost all destroyed in a fire, the 1861 ﾖ 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. The 1901 ﾖ 1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.
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