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Mallusk Memorials
Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim

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A record of the gravestone memorials in the ancient graveyard at Mallusk, Newtownabbey Co. Antrim, N Ireland.

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Compiled by the Belfast Branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society and published in July 1997. Following the success of their previous publication Carved in Stone: Grave Inscriptions from Carnmoney Parish Church, County Antrim Belfast branch turned their attentions to another burial ground in Newtownabbey, that of Mallusk. Mallusk burying ground has a particular interest, not only for family historians, but also those interested in local and political history. The 1798 Rebellion involving the United Irishmen drew many of its supporters from the Hydepark, Roughfort, Hightown, Lylehill and Mallusk areas, and some people who took a prominent part have been buried in this graveyard. Jemmy Hope, members of his family, and the extensive Bigger/Biggar families have been buried here also, thus giving unique information relating to the United Irishmen. Unlike Carnmoney, there are no visible remains of any church buildings at Mallusk, nor are there any church records relating specifically to this particular graveyard. The grounds are clearly divided into two sections: the old burying plot, and a more modern section which has been properly planned and has graves laid out in a regular manner. The memorials and inscriptions in both sections were recorded. [A4 book, 107 pages]

 

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Weight 362 g
Dimensions 30 x 21 x 1 cm

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