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Orr Love famlies in Northern Ireland

Orr Love famlies in Northern Ireland

Posted: 1349057659000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Love, Orr
I am looking for information on James Orr born abt 1785, died 21 July 1865, buried in Old Kilraughts Churchyard, married to Margaret Love who was born abt 1794,died 2 Dec 1870

Any information will be appreciated

John W
Memphis, TN USA

Re: Orr Love famlies in Northern Ireland

Posted: 1349274076000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1349296540000
There are 13 Orr's listed in the Antrim phone book and 1 Love. I would write some letters to those from the area's close to Old Kilraughts Churchyard.
(A Union encompassed an area of 12 mi. radius including towns, parishs and townlands within) (interesting)

Church had a minister Rev. Robert Love in 1836, the family had a farm in Breckagh.

The Tithe Applotments were a tax which took place in Ireland
from the 1820-30's. This is the earliest census substitute
available. Available at PRONI, Belfast, National Archives in Dublin and on

The Griffith Valuation is also a tax and used as a census substitute. This took place in Antrim in 1862.

There were 21 James Orr's in Antrim at that time and 42 Love's. The place name Breckagh lead me to the following:

Parish Skerry,Townland Breckagh,Union of Ballymena(no James)

Parish Ballymoney, Townland Breckagh, Union of Ballymoney

9 Orr's and 6 Love's in the Parish of Ballymoney

James Orr, Parish of Ballymoney, Townland Cross, Union of Ballymoney, tenant of Margaret Hamilton

#9c house

James Orr, Parish of Ballymoney, Townparks Ballymoney, Union of Ballymoney,

tenants of the Earl of Antrim

#105 Jane Orr - land 3.2.35
#113 James Orr - land 2 acres 3 roods and 25 perches
#118 Elizabeth Orr - land, house and outbildings 15.3.25

#129-1 High Street, Susannagh M. Orr Town of Ballymoney

Jane Orr, Parish of Ballymoney, Townland Bravallen, Union
#1 free hold(owns-very rare) house, land and outbuilding 1.0.0

LOVE: There is a Thomas, James, Archibald x 2, Margaret & Robert in the Parish of Ballymoney occupying land.

Margaret Love, Parish of Ballymoney, Townland Taghy, Union
of Balleymoney, tenant of James Cramsie

#5 house, outbuildings and land 17.0.5

#7a Robert house, outbuildings land 42.2.10


1888 James Orr is listed in the Basset's Book of Antrim
(will need to check this at home)

1898 James Orr, farmer Drumagueran, Ballymoney
Robert Orr, Farmer, Ballyporter

These maybe sons? because of the date, earlier Directories do not show farmers. is a birth and marriage website for Northern Ireland but Antrim also belongs to an Irish History Foundation which is not for profit but both are fee paying.

The foundation has RC Ballymoney & Derrykerghin from 1853-1900 and burials 1879-1887
Church of Ireland, Ballymoney has records from 1807-1898

1901/1911 Census

Hope that helps!

Annette Code

Re: Orr Love famlies in Northern Ireland

Posted: 1349277097000
Classification: Query
john,you can read his will online at the PRONI web site.

Re: Orr Love famlies in Northern Ireland

Posted: 1356109888000
Classification: Query
The Margaret and Robert Love listed in the 1862 Griffiths List are my ancestors. Margaret was married to Ephraim Love Love had died in 1813.

Marion Love

Re: Orr Love famlies in Northern Ireland

Posted: 1356536120000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Orr Love Lyle stevenson
Graveyard Name : Kilraughts Pres

County : Antrim

Civil Parish : Kilraughts

Town / Townland : Carnageeragh

Other Information : {Limestone Headstone}[ Robert Orr, 28/05/55 Sarah Stevenson, 01/03/63, NT 58-77 James Orr, 08/06/80, NT Elizabeth Lyle, 04/03/75, NT 58-77 James Lyle, 25/01/80, NT Robert Love, 29/03/81, NT.]

Thy will be done The burying ground of the Orr family of Ballyportery, Robert Orr, died 28th May 1855, aged 81 years, also his wife Sarah Stevenson, died 1st March 1863, aged 81 years, James Orr, their son, died 8th June 1880, aged 76 years, Elizabeth Lyle, his wife, died 4th March 1875, aged 50 years, and their children, Robert Love, died in infancy, James Lyle, died 25th January 1880, aged 25 years, Robert Love, died 29th March 1881, aged 24 years

Re: Orr Love famlies in Northern Ireland

Posted: 1357106586000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Orr, Love
Hi John,
Would you please contact me re the Love, Orr query in Northern Ireland.
My email is

I would like to compare notes
Many thanks,
Jeanette Finlayson
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