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The First Presbyterian Congregation

Of Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland

 

The ministers of First Ballybay Presbyterian Church since its formation were:[1] Humphrey Thompson, 1698; Alexander Wadsworth, 1744; James Jackson, 1750; John Arnold, 1782; James Morell, 1799; William Gibson, 1834; Joseph Crawford, 1842; John Moran, 1846; John Gordon Smythe, 1847; James F. Graham, 1890. 

The Session Book of the First Presbyterian Congregation of Ballybay is in the Library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Church House, Fisherwick Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

William Breakey of Ballidian is listed as an Elder and a member of the Session for the years 1836 and 1837. 

1786 – Date over door of First Presbyterian Church, Ballybay, County Monaghan.

 

 

First Presbyterian Congregation[2]

The Rev. Dr. Cooke of Belfast ordained January 1, 1834:

Elders: Senior Members –

Thos. McClelland, Laragh; Francis Horner, Ballybay; Archd Horner, Ballybay; William Breakey, Ballidian; John Jackson, Cremorne; James McCullagh, Ballybay; William Irwin, Losset. 

Transcriber’s note:

Each individual entry will be listed in the following order:

Baptismal date

Child’s name

Birth date

Father’s name

Mother’s name

Residence[3]

Officiating Minister

If data is lacking for any of the above categories, it will be indicated by the following symbol: [x].

MJB

 

 

13 June 1836; John; 16 May 1836; John Breakey; Mary Jane Lewers; Ballybay; William Gibson

3 Apr 1838; William Alexander; 11 Mar 1838; John Breakey; Mary Jane Lewers, Ballybay; William Gibson 

28 Apr 1840; Ellen; 7 Apr 1840; John Breakey; Mary Jane Lewers; Ballybay; William Gibson  

The Rev. William Gibson was again ordained in August 1842.

Elders:

William Breakey, Ballidian; James McCullagh, Ballybay; William Irwin, Losset. 

By 1846, William Breakey’s name is missing from the List of Elders.

 

 

 

13 Jun 1847; John; [x] Nov 1846; Isaiah Breakey; Mary Lockhart; Lismagonway; John H. Morrell.

13 Jun 1847; Anne; 30 Nov 1846; William McClean; Letitia Breakey; Corryhagan; John H. Morrell

28 Jan 1850; Samuel; 22 Dec 1849; John Breakey; Margaret Lewers; Ballybay; John G. Smythe 

13 Oct 1851; Samuel; 15 Jul 1851; Isaiah Breakey; Mary Lockhart; Lismagonway; J. Gordon Smythe 

5 Jan 1852; Martha; 7 Nov 1851; Samuel Breakey; Eliza Ann Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe 

3 Mar 1852; Wallace; 28 Dec 1851; John Breakey; Marg. Jane Lewers; Ballybay; J. Gordon Smythe 

13 Sep 1853; Mary; 15 Jul 1853; Isaiah Breakey; Mary Lockhart; Lismagonway; J. Gordon Smythe 

24 Sept 1853; Sarah Jane; 4 Jun 1853; Samuel Breakey; Eliza Ann Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe

28 Feb 1855; William; 21 Jan 1855; Samuel Breakey; Eliza A. Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe

11 Jan 1857; Ann; 1 Nov 1856; Samuel Breakey; Eliza A. Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe 

11 Feb 1858; Eliza; 20 Aug 1857; John Miller; Eliza Breakey; Drumrooghill; J. Gordon Smythe

20 Sep 1858; Martha; 6 Jul 1858; Samuel Breakey; Ann Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe

29 May 1859; Hugh; 25 Nov 1858; John Miller Eliza Breakey; Drumrooghill; J. Gordon Smythe

19 Jul 1860; Thomas Mitchell Breakey; 7 Apr 1860; James Breakey; Eliza Ann Mitchell; Ballydian (sic); J. Gordon Smythe

15 Oct 1860; Ann Jane; 11 Apr 1860; Isaiah Breakey; Ann Jane Wilson; Lismagonway; J. Gordon Smythe

27 Feb 1861; James; 9 Sep 1860; John Miller Eliza Breakey; Drumrooghill; J. Gordon Smythe

13 Oct 1863; Margaret Elizabeth; 10 Jun 1863; Samuel Breakey; Eliza Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe

1 Feb 1865; Ellen; 29 Dec 1864; Samuel Breakey; Eliza Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe

19 Dec 1866; Samuel; 26 July 1866; Samuel Breakey; Eliza Ann Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe 

23 Sep 1868; James; 28 Mar 1868; Samuel Breakey; Eliza Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe

27 Sep 1870; John; 22 Dec 1869; Samuel Breakey; Eliza Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe

9 Jan 1872; David; 1 Nov 1871; Samuel Breakey; Eliza Mitchell; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe 

25 Apr 1881; Mary; 3 Feb 1881; Thomas Breakey; Elizabeth Moore; Drumskelt; J. Gordon Smythe

16 May 1881; James Joseph; 25 Oct 1880; John Clark; Sarah Jane Breakey; Ballidian; J. Gordon Smythe

9 Oct 1882; Elizabeth; 3 mar 1882; Thomas Breakey; Elizabeth Moore; Drumskelt; J. Gordon Smythe

31 Aug 1884; John; 11 May 1884; Thomas Breakey; Elizabeth Moore; Drumskelt; J. Gordon Smythe

27 Jun 1886; Robert; 6 Nov 1885; Thomas Breakey; Elizabeth Moore; Drumskelt; J. Gordon Smythe

3 Jul 1887; Mary; 20 Feb 1887; Thomas Breakey; Elizabeth Moore; Drumskelt; J. Gordon Smythe

17 Aug 1890; Anna Louise; 6 Oct 1889; Thomas Breakey; Elizabeth Moore; Drumskelt; J. Gordon Smythe[4]

26 Oct 1892; Henrietta; 9 Apr 1892; Thomas Breakey; Elizabeth Moore; Drumskelt; J. F. Graham

1 Jun 1893; Francis Scott; 28 Apr 1893; Thomas Breakey; Elizabeth Moore, Drumskelt; J. F. Graham

11 Oct 1897; James Samuel; 10 Jul 1897; John Breakey; Lizzie Bradshaw; Ballidian; J. F. Graham

9 Oct 1899; William Bradshaw; 1 Jun 1899; John Breakey; Lizzie Bradshaw Ballidian; J. F. Graham

14 Oct 1901; John Heatherington; 29 Aug 1901; John Breakey; Lizzie Bradshaw; Ballidian; J. F. Graham

30 Nov 1920; Olive Elizabeth; 20 Oct; 1920; James Breakey; Edith Jane McKinley; Cumry Lodge; H. A. McKenzie

8 Nov 1922; Emily Josephine; 23 Jun 1922; James Breakey; Edith Jane McKinley; Cumry Lodge; H. A. McKenzie

10 Nov 1924; Annie Edith; 19 Jul 1924; James Breakey; Edith Jane McKinley; Cumry Lodge; H. A. McKenzie

4 Oct 1927; James Mitchell; 27 June 1926; James Breakey; Edith Jane McKinley; Cumry Lodge; H. A. McKenzie

There were no “Breakey’ entries after 1927.

The recordings continue to 1967.


 

[1] See:  “A Short History of the Carson Family” by James Carson (p.20), 1909.  Printed by Davidson & McCormick, Belfast, 1909.  Humphrey Breakey is given in place of Humphrey Thompson.  Why?  EPB

[2] Records of Baptisms of Breakey Children: Copied by Nettie C. Breakey from the “Registry of Baptisms in the First Presbyterian Congregation of Ballybay.”  This Registry is presently, May 22, 1968, in the possession of the Rev. David Nesbitt, First Presbyterian Church, Ballybay.

[3] Residence usually means Townland.  Many of the townlands given will be shown on Sheets 18, 19, 23 and 24 of the Ordnance Survey Map, 6 inches to 1 mile, for County Monaghan, Ireland.

[4] The Rev. John Gordon Smythe died August 4, 1895 (a Sabbath Evening).  He was Senior Minister, First Ballybay Presbyterian Church