Posted By:Elwyn Soutter
Email:
Subject:Re: Katherine Morrison -1745-Kilyeagh Down, Ireland
Post Date:October 13, 2013 at 14:42:39
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/ireland/messages/94395.html
Forum:Ireland Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/ireland/

You donít say what denomination Katherine was but Iíd guess Presbyterian. I assume Katherineís family came from Killyleagh. Tradition was to marry in the brideís church. If so, then the bad news is that Killyleagh 1st Presbyterianís marriage records for the years 1757 to 1833 are lost and so you may not be able to find the marriage. However their baptisms survive for the years 1693 to 1757, so if thatís where Katherine was baptised you may be able to trace it. Thereís a copy of the baptism records held in PRONI (the public record office) in Belfast. They are not on-line and a personal visit is probably required to access them.

Griffiths Valuation for 1863 lists about 9 Morrison households in the Killyleagh area: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=nameSearch

There are various Morrison families from Killyleagh mentioned on this site:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosdavies/SURNAMES/M/Morrison.htm