County Down Baptisms, 1845 to 1875. Greyabbey Non Subscribing Presbyterian Church.
The First Non Subscribing Presbyterian Church is located in Greyabbey or Grey Abbey village, close to the eastern shores of Strangford Lough in County Down. The site has remained a place of worship since the original meeting house was built in 1688.
Records from the Church Baptismal Registers have now been added to our birth database and cover the period from 1848 to 1875 inclusive. These entries include the Child’s name, Father’s name, Mother’s forename and Maiden name, Date of Birth & Baptism and the townland in which the family resided. Occasional annotations on the family are also included in the notes.
The following are prevalent family surnames in these baptism records:-
Acheson (Atcheson), Allen, Bailey (Bailie, Bayley), Barnes, Bell, Boyd, Brown, Byers, Carson, Clotworthy, Coulter, Cummin (Cumming), Davison (Davidson), Finlay, Fisher, Gibson, Gilmore (Gilmer), Hagan (Hagin), Hamilton, Hanna, Harkness, Henry, Heron, Irvine, Jamison (Jamieson), Jeffrey (Jeffery, Jerffrey), Johnson (Johnston), Kane, Keenan, Kelly, Kerr, Kirk, Lavery, Lowry (Lowrey), Maclaine (McLean), Martin, Matthews, Mawhinney, McCance, McConnell, McCormick (McCormac, McCormic), McCullough, McKay, McKee, McMaster, McQuoid, Millar (Miller, Millin), Moreland, Morrison, Morrow, Mullin (Mullan), Murphy, Patterson, Patton, Reagan (Reagen, Regan), Reid, Robinson (Robson), Sandford (Sanford), Simson (Simpson), Sloan, Smith (Smyth), Stewart, Taylor, Thompson (Thomson), Warnock, Watson, Weir & Wright.
(Surnames in brackets indicate variations also recorded in the Register)
These baptisms are available by searching our Birth Records collection at https://www.emeraldancestors.com/northern-ireland-ancestor-search
Microfilm copies of the registers are held in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) under MIC 1B/9, NSP Greyabbey, Greyabbey Parish, County Down and covers baptisms from 1848 up to 1988.