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I was informed that my great grandfather Hugh Davis Murphy was baptised in the Methodist church which I think is in Billy. His father was Rober, tbut no idea of his mother.   He had a brother called Caleb and the two moved to Belfast.  My father mentions a third brother who emigrated to the US and founded a tobacco company with two Jews in Pennsylvania. I can find no record of him or their father Robert or their unknown mother. If anyone can help my email is


Thursday 26th September 2013, 11:40AM

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  • Copies of the baptism and marriage records for the Methodist church in Billy are held in PRONI (the Public Record Office) in Belfast, as follows:

    M. Billy Baptisms, 1831-1987; marriages, 1871-1931.

    The records are not on-line and so you would need to make a personal visit to look them up (or get someone else to do it for you).

    Ahoghill Antrim

    Thursday 26th September 2013, 08:50PM
  • Thank you Agohill Antrim for your help. Unfortunately I am undergoing chemotherapy so the trip will be too much for me, however maybe a family member will do it one day.


    Saturday 28th September 2013, 07:50PM