Hi Tom, I think we've been in contact before.
I've just posted about my ancestor Margaret DEAN c1824, of Bushmills, who I'm still trying to research.
Have you made any further progress on your family? I've always had the (unproven) hunch that Samuel DEAN was a sibling of my Margaret DEAN.
All I have for certain, is that Margaret's father was a butcher, and that she married Stephenson BOYD in Bushmills in 1842.
Would you know if there is some sort of directory or census records I could look up to find surnames and occupations in Antrim?
Best regards, Victoria Boyd