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Records of baptisms of Breakey children

transcribed from those written in an old Bible published by

George Grierson of Dublin, MDCCXC (1790)

These are the birth dates and baptismal records of the children of

John Breakey of Drumskelt (1782 – 1878) and his wife

Elizabeth Small of Bailieborough (1793 – 1866)[1]

 

Transcriber’s note:

The following children were born to John Breakey and Elizabeth Small Breakey of Drumskelt, the officiating minister being Rev. Thomas Cathcart.

Each individual entry will be presented in the following order:

Baptismal date

Child’s name

Birth date

 

MJB

  

  

5 Sep 1813; Robert; 28 July 1813

9 Jul 1815; Jane; 11 Jun 1815

28 Jul 1816; Edward; 18 Jun 1816

17 May 1818; William; 13 Jan 1818

16 Feb 1820; Henry; 5 Jan 1820

18 Feb 1821; Mary[2]; 27 Dec 1820

20 Apr 1823; James; 27 Jan 1823

17 Jan 1825; Mary; 8 Oct 1824

17 Jun 1827; John, Jr.; 15 Apr 1827

2 Aug !829; Hugh; 21 May 1829

10 Sep 1831; Elizabeth; 22 Jun 1831

27 Jul 1834; Thomas; 27 Apr 1834

17 Sep 1837; Letitia; 9 Jun 1837


 

[1] When a small boy, John Breakey’s Uncle John Breakey, nicknamed “John Soople,” who had no family, said to him, “Come to the Mountain Meetinghouse with me and I will leave you all I possess.”  He did as his uncle wished and became a Covenanter.  For this reason, John Breakey and family attended Church in Creevagh Meetinghouse and the children were baptised by the Rev. Thomas Cathcart.  The original records are presently, 5 June 1968, in the possession of Elizabeth Martin Stewart, 228 Hamilton Road, Glasgow, Scotland.

[2] All but one of these children, the first Mary, lived to maturity and older.