© Christopher Earls Brennen

Datafile 6A. Palmer Records


The records of the Ballynahinch Presbyterian Church and other records contain the following references to Palmers (other than the marriages and births listed elsewhere):


The list of freeholders in the Barony of Ards, County Down, 1813-1821, contains the following Palmers:


Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard, County Down:

Here lieth the body of Mary Palmer alias Miller, wife to James Palmer of Portavogie who departed this life Oct.23, 1796, aged 46 years. Also James Palmer, he died the 7th May 1807 aged 70 years. Also his son James Palmer of Portavogie who died the 13th of May 1857 aged 82 years. Also his grandson James Palmer of Portavogie who died the 25th of July 1857 aged 58 years. Also Sarah Palmer, wife of the last said James Palmer, who died the 21st of January 1867 aged 68 years.

Here lyeth the body of Adam Palmer late of Portavogie who died July 8, 1754, age 92yrs also wife Jean McCredey died Nov.26, 1737, age 61. Here lies the body of John Palmer late of Baellyessborough died Mar. 22, 1798 age 51 also wife Bell Palmer died Nov.2, 1826, age 65.

James Palmer late of Portavogie died Jul.26, 1758, age 51 wife Ann Bingham died Apr.8, 1798, age 80 yrs also daughter Mary Palmer died Jun.12, 1809, age 63 also son Adam late of Portavogie died Mar.26, 1812, age 72.

PALMER [partly covered by other Palmer stones].
John Palmer died Jul.4, 1764, age 52 also Robert Palmer son of James Palmer died Jul.4, 1764, age 10.

Elizabeth Kennedy wife to John Palmer of Portavogie died Mar.26, 1797, age 39 also her daughter Mary Palmer died Jan.5, 1795, age 7 also John Palmer of Portavogie died Mar.16, 1819, age 72. Also John McMullan of Portavogie died Aug.22, 1863, age 71 Marianne Palmer nee Martin wife of Adam of Portavogie died at her residence Kircubbin Mar.21, 1907, age 85.

PALMER [same plot as the last].
Erected by Adam Palmer for mum Rachel McMullan alias Palmer died May 24, 1876, age 76. Above Adam who died at his residence in Kircubbin on Nov.26, 1912, age 96. Daughter Mary Jane died Feb.25, 1950, aged 90 yrs. Daughter Margaret died Mar.6, 1954, aged 98 yrs.

Robert Palmer late of Portavogie died Jan.28, 1814, age 82 also wife Agnes nee Kirkpatrick died Aug.2, 1813, age 74 also daughter Mary died Aug.28, 1810, age 29 so John Palmer died Sep.28, 1837, age 56.

PALMER [laid flat in modern Martin enclosure that includes another flat gravestone described below and a headstone for William Martin died Jun.21, 1971, and his wife Mary died May 9, 198?.].
Erected by William Palmer of Ballyeasborough in memory of daughter Mary Palmer died May 2, 1841, age 19 also 2 infants John and Adam also grandson William Palmer died Feb.8, 1875, age 11 months.

PALMER [laid flat in modern Martin enclosure].
Erected by William Palmer of Ballyeasborough for wife Mary nee Clingin died Jan.9, 1866, age 72 also daughter Margaret Palmer died Feb.4, 1863, age 33 above William died Apr.5, 1867, age 71 also wife Rachel Palmer died Mar.26, 1898, age 63 also daughter Harriet Palmer died Jun.30, 1901, age 23 also daughter Margaret Palmer died Oct.30, 1901, age 36 also daughter Elizabeth died Sep.23, 1886, age 17 also son William died Nov.19, 1908, age 74.

PALMER [two headstones in the same plot].
Erected by James Palmer of Newtownards for daughter Sarah died Dec.20, 1854, age 3 above James Palmer died Oct.22, 1864, age 38.
Erected by Robert Palmer for his wife Sophia died Apr.30, 1903, aged 61. Above Robert died May 8, 1907, age 62. Also Marybella died Mar.3, 1942, age 72. John Alexander born 1867 died Jan.12, 1945. Their son John Alexander died Dec.13, 1988 age 85 yrs. His wife Lizzie died Jan.7, 1996, age 89.

Erected by Lucy Palmer, Portavogie, in memory of her beloved husband Adam Palmer, departed this life 22nd April 1870 aged 66 years. Also the above named Lucy Palmer who died 24th March 1909 aged 95 years.

PALMER [white marble tablet in surround].
Erected by Elizabeth Palmer Ballyeasborough for husband Adam Palmer died Dec.3, 1872, age 74 above Eliz Palmer died Feb.5, 1876, age 73.

Erected by Samuel Palmer, Ballyhalbert, in memory of his mother Agnes Palmer who died 30th March 1883 aged 52 years. Also his father Alexr. Palmer who died 15th May 1887 aged 65 years.

Erected by James Palmer for daughter Lizzie died Jun.8, 1891, age 6 also above James Palmer died Dec.20, 1923, age 69 also his wife Elizabeth Palmer died Jan.11, 1925, age 78.
[Same stone:] In rem of my husband James King died Jul.16, 1944, age 58.

John Palmer for wife Margaret who died Feb.13, 1921, age 71 years. Above John died Apr.17, 1937, aged 84 yrs. Son William died Oct.13, 1937, age 50 yrs and is buried in Mount Pleasant, Toronto. Daughter Nellie died Mar.28, 1948.

In memory of William Palmer husband and father died Jun.30, 1978.

For dear parents John Alexander died Sep.23, 1966, and Eliz. Jane died Sep.26, 1959.

For John Alex. died Mar.28, 1991, and wife Agnes nee Palmer died Jan.13, 1992.

In memory of John Alex. husband of Eliz. died May 2, 1966.

Robert Palmer died Mar.13, 1973, and his wife Margaret died Oct.27, 1987.

In memory of Albert died May 27, 1960, age 52. Wife Eleanor Anna (Eileen) died Nov.7, 2000, age 88.

Erected by William Palmor for his mum Jane Palmor died Dec.3, 1842, age 58 also dad William Palmor died Dec.28, 1852, age 66 also brother John died Dec.12, 1865, age 57 also sister Jane Millican died Feb.4, 1877, age 55 also Sarah Millican of Portavogie died Feb.19, 1901, age 84. [On the back of the stone:] James Milligan died Feb.19, 1904, age 84.

Body of Elizabeth Milligin wife to Joseph Pally (Jun) died ye 25 of --, 1717, age 60. Joseph Pally died --- 177(0) age 1(3).

[Upper part badly broken.] ...led....his w... who died No... 1729 age 49. Here lyeth the body of John Miller their son who died May 28 1759 age 47 also Mary Palmer wife to John Miller died 7 April 1771 age 79 yrs also Andy Miller late of Ballyhalbert died 7 July 1817 age 32.

Here lies the body of Thomas Kennedy late of Ballyeasborough who died Apr.15 1802 age 66. Also wife Jane alias Palmer died 30 March 1815 age 73.

Jannat Leemon alias Palmer wife to John Leemon of Ballyesborough died August ye 12th 1772 age 72 yrs. Also James Leemon a child.

Erected by William Reid of Portavogie in memory of his son William who at the age of 22 was drowned with JAMES CATHCART & Robert PIPER when returning from the Green Isle where they had been fowling on the 3rd day of February 1831. Also his son Alexander who was drowned in Kingstown America on the 14th Oct. 1842 age 37. Also his wife Mary alias MILLER who died 29th April 1845 age 53. Also above William died 3rd. July 1847 age 64.

Ballyeasborough Graveyard, County Down:

Erected by Anne Palmer of Portavogie for husband Adam Palmer died Feb.21, 1874, age 85. Also said Ann Palmer died May 12, 1883, age 85. Also brother Robert Palmer died Jan.7, 1888, age 88. Also Elizabeth Warnock died Feb.23, 1892, age 81.

Erected by John Palmer of Ballyfrench for wife Agnes died Nov.18, 1886, age 42. Also his wife Mary Jane died May 1, 1889, age 38. Also son John died Oct.1, 1894, age 2. Also said John died in USA 1910 age 67. Also son Robert died Oct.12, 1917. Also Margaret wife of above John Palmer died Feb.24, 1929, age 73.

Erected by Andrew Palmer Ballyeasborough for his son Adam died Jan.27, 1894, age 21. Also above Andrew died Apr.9, 1914, age 76.

Erected by Andrew Palmer in loving memory of his wife Abigail Palmer who died 31st Oct. 1963 aged 78. Also their son Cecil, died in infancy. Also the above Andrew Palmer died 31st Jan. 1969 aged 94 years. Also their daughter Eva died 6th Aug. 1992 aged 73 years.

Erected by Agnes Palmer for husband Robert died Jan.20, 1924, age 75. Daughter Nellie died Mar.23, 1896, age 11. Also above Agnes died Dec.9, 1933, age 72. Also Rachel Palmer wife of Adam Palmer died Apr.22, 1934, age 32. Also her husband Adam died Feb.5, 1953.

Erected by Jane Palmer for husband William died Jun.27, 1896, age 57. Above Jane died Sep.12, 1912, age 66.

Erected by Jane of Ballywhiskin for husband John died May 14, 1898, age 69. Also above Jane died Jun.18, 1906, age 77.

Partial: PALMER.
George Palmer died Sep.17, 1983, aged 64. (Son of William Palmer and Ellen Ledlie.)

Partial: PALMER.
William Palmer died Jan.5, 1965, aged 87. Wife: Ellen. Grandson Raymond Palmer died Jan.2, 1991.

Partial: PALMER.
Grave of Sophia and Sadie Palmer: Henry, husband of Sophia, died Feb.27, 2003.

Glastry Presbyterian Graveyard, County Down:

Erected by Nancy Palmer in memory of her husband John Palmer of Portavogie who departed this life 10th November 1850 aged 57 years. Also the above named Nancy Palmer who departed this life on the 10th April 1871 aged 64 years. Also her grandson James Palmer, died 1st Feb. 1869 aged 5 years. Her son Adam Palmer died 27th Oct. 1905 aged 72 years.

PALMER. [White marble stone in low-railed enclosure.]
Erected by Mary Palmer in memory of her beloved husband Robert Palmer who died 21st January 1891 aged 59 years. Also their daughter Nancy, died 1854, aged 1 year and 9 months. Also three children who died in infancy. Also Beatrice, daughter of Robert John Palmer, who died 22nd Feby. 1909 aged 11 months. Also the above Mary Palmer who died 16th May 1920 aged 89 years. Also her son Robert John Palmer who died 29th March 1934 aged 75 years. Also Annie, daughter of Robert John Palmer, who died 17th March 1939 aged 43 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of Robert John Palmer, who died 14th July 1952 aged 89 years. Mary Palmer died Apr.5, 1976, aged 82 years. Adam died Apr.22, 1986, aged 83 years and wife Essie died Nov.23, 2002 aged 86. Ann Palmer daughter of Adam and Essie, missionary in Zambia died Jun.18, 1992, aged 50 years.

Erected by Thomas Palmer, Portavogie, is memory of his daughter Essie who died 2nd July 1895. Also his son Francis M. who died 31st October 1897. Also his wife Eliza Jane, died 26th December 1943 aged 78 years. Also the above named Thomas Palmer, died 7th July 1956 aged 90 years. A few more years shall roll, A few more seasons come, And we shall be with those that rest, Asleep within the tomb.

Erected by Samuel Palmer of Portavogie for wife Eliza Jane died May 19, 1897, age 30. Son William died Jul.19, 1897, age 4 mths. Also wife Elizabeth died Oct.27, 1917, age 42. Also daughter Annie died Dec.10, 1933, age 39. Above Samuel died Jul.28, 1953, age 87. Son Thomas died Mar.10, 1983, aged 75. Also son Robert Hughes died 1986 aged 93.

Erected for her husband James Palmer (Palmer Hughes) died Jun.8, 1971. Wife Sarah (nee Kelly) died Feb.1, 1998. Also James Palmer's mum and dad James died Jul.14, 1940, Agnes Jul.7, 1998.

Erected for parents Adam died Jul.8, 1959, Agnes Jul.8, 1932. Daughters Agnes died Sep.29, 1928, Margaret died Feb.21, 1929, Agnes died 1906 age 5 years, Nellie McBurney died Feb.8, 1987, aged 65, Dan McBurney died Jul.16, 1998 aged 78.

Erected by James Palmer for daughters and son, Agnes died Sep.26, 1901, aged 3, David died Mar.31, 1919, aged 29, Lily died Jan.3, 1920, aged 14, and Anna died Jul.31, 1920, aged 19.

Samuel died Jan.1, 1991, aged 86. Wife Dorothy died Aug.14, 1994, aged 83.

Erected for his brother James died Feb.15, 1930. Wife Margaret Isabella died Jun.28, 1966. Above William died Jan.28, 1982, aged 93 years.

Erected by Robert for wife Winifred who died Sep.16, 1980, aged 84. Son Cecil died Jun.15, 1980, in England. Above Robert died Jun.12, 1986, aged 92 years.

Erected by John for daughter Essie died Jun.23, 1915, age 25 years. Two children died in infancy. Wife Mary died 1917 age 49 years. Above John died Sep.9, 1933, aged 69. Also son-in-law Hugh Thompson died Oct.5, 1946, aged 53. Also Lucy wife of Hugh Thompson died Mar.1, 1962, aged 69.

Erected by David Palmer for his son David died Aug.5, 1901, age 10 yrs. Above David died Apr.2, 1914 age 57. Wife Jane died Jan.10, 1921. Son James died Jul.19, 1959, age 74. Wife Nan died May 14, 1987, age 84 years.

Erected by John Palmer of Portavogie for his son Adam died Jan.31, 1909, age 23. Above John died Oct.15, 1930, age 84 yrs. Wife Mary died Jul.17, 1941, age 87. Daughter Agnes Taylor died Mar.25, 1948. Son John died in Auckland NZ on Mar.11, 1949. Mary Elizabeth died Mar.10, 1952, age 74, wife of William Jane died Sep.25, 1999, age 96 yrs.

Erected by James Palmer of Portavogie for his son William John died Dec.22, 1918, age 49. Granddaughter Louisa died Oct.7, 1922, age 11 yrs. Above James died May 22, 1925, age 87 (or 81?). Wife Lucy Palmer died Aug.3, 1929, age 93 yrs. Son Adam died Oct.19, 1950, age 82 yrs. Ellen wife of Adam died Mar.6, 1955, age 84.

For wife and mother Isabella died Nov.20, 1969. Dad John died Jun.7, 1981.

Robert died Oct.31, 1984, age 82 yrs. Wife Margaret died Dec.31, 1989, age 88 yrs. Granddaughter Helen died Jun.25, 1964, age 11 mnths. [According to Lena McVea, Robert is a brother of Sophia Murphy Palmer who married Henry Palmer as indicated in Chapter 6. Also his wife's maiden name was Donnan.]

Erected by Rachel Gaw in memory of her husband James Gaw, died 13 Feb. 1882 aged 35 yrs. Also above Rachel Gaw who died 16 August 1938 age 87 yrs. Portavogie and Kircubbin.

Kircubbin Presbyterian Graveyard, County Down:

Erected by James Finlay in loving memory of his son Francis who died Aug.23, 1909, aged 22 years. His daughter Agnes who died Apr.2, 1911(?) aged 38 years. Also the above James Finlay who died Jun.22, 1922, aged 74 years. Also his wife Alice Finlay who died Jul.6, 1928, aged 79 years. Inscribed by Alice R. Palmer in memory of her husband Robert J. Palmer died May 23, 1941. Also the above Alice Ross Palmer died May 15, 1986.

In loving memory of James Palmer who died Sep.22, 2000, aged 75.

Erected by James Filson, Balligan for his mother Margaret alias Cumming who died 1st May 1840 age 48. Also daughter Elizabeth Cummin Filson who died 25 Oct. 1867 age 3 1/2 yrs. Also son John Cummin Filson who died 12 Nov. 1867 age 1yr 8mths. Also his father John Filson who died 6th June 1872 age 76. Robert James Filson Cumming of Balligan who died at Boston U.S. on 16 Oct. 1903 age 22yrs & 6mths. Mary beloved wife of James Filson, Balligan died 21 March 1906 age 70yrs. Also above James died 22 May 1919 age 83. Also ROBERT JOHN PALMER son-in-law of the above James Filson who died 15 July 1942 age 73. Also his wife Ellen Palmer nee Filson died 17 July 1966 age 91yrs.

Cloughey Presbyterian Graveyard, County Down:

ROBINSON. Erected by James Palmer for Hugh Robinson, Kirkistown.
Hugh Robinson died Dec.13, 1908, aged 87. His son Hugh, 9 months. Daughter, Matilda, Feb.24, 1921, aged 28. Wife Eliza Jane Robinson died Jun.11, 1929, aged 72 at Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. Above named James died Oct.23, 1936, at New York, USA, interred Tunkhannock, USA.

Cloughey New Graveyard, County Down:

In memory of a dear wife Isabella died Nov.22, 1970, aged 76. Also her husband Robert died Jun.8, 1979, aged 88 years.

Slanes Old Graveyard, County Down:

Here lieth the body of William Marten late of Kirkiston who died .... 7th 1763 aged 66 yrs. Also his wife Lucey Marten alias HATCH who died .. July 1787 aged 65 yrs. Also John Marten, late of Kirkiston, who died March 22nd 1810 aged 70 yrs. Also his wife Jean Marten alias THOMPSON who died 1805 aged 55 yrs.

Dundonald Cemetery, Belfast:

In loving memory of our dear son William who died 25th April 1942 aged 26 yrs. Also my dear wife Elizabeth [Lily] who died 14th September 1947 aged 63 Yrs. Also James husband of above who died 17th Aug. 1949 aged 77 yrs. Also their daughters Isobel Mahood who died 14th Aug. 2002 aged 81 yrs. Also Ann Palmer who died 1st. Aug. 2003 aged 86 yrs.



This standard reference, a survey of all land holdings performed in the early 1860s, yielded the following information on Palmer holdings (a/r/p stands for acres/roods/perches and values are given in pounds.shillings.pence).

Name: Property (No.): Area: Land House
(a/r/p)value: value:
Parish of Inishargy, Townland of Ballyeasborough, from Mary I. Blakiston Houston:
Adam Palmer Hs.,off.+ land (9/0/359.15.0 2.0.0
(1/2/5 1.10.0
(5/0/0 2.15.0
(Adam Palmer has another small plot)
John Palmer House + land (3/2/5 3.10.0 1.0.0
(1/0/0 1.0.0
William Palmer Hs.,off. + land (48/3/2556.0.0 4.0.0
(1/1/10 0.15.0
(4/3/5 2.15.0
From Margaret Filson:
Robert Palmer House + garden 0/0/10 0.2.0 0.18.0


The 1886 County Down Directory lists G. Palmer, Ballyeasboro, farmer, John Palmer, Ballygraffin, farmer, R. Palmer, Ballyeasboro, farmer, S. Palmer, Ballyeasboro, farmer, and Wm. Palmer, Ballyeasboro, farmer, in Kircubbin. It also lists James Palmer, grocer and ship chandler, Adam Palmer, farmer, Jas. Palmer, junior, farmer, and Robert Palmer, farmer, in Portavogie.


The following appeared in the Newtownards Chronicle in 1890:
Dec.13, 1890. On Thursday, District Inspector Winder and about 20 members of the Constabulary travelled from various stations in the Ards, proceeded to Portavogie -- to an eviction -- the parties evicted were two brothers named Palmer by their two sisters -- their father died without a will and the sons took possession of the farm.

CENSUS OF 1841/1851

The remnants of the 1841/1851 Censuses contain the following Palmer families living on the Ards peninsula. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = head or husband, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = neice or nephew, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SS = stepson, SE = servant, VI = visitor, BO = boarder, Co.D = County Down.

1851 Census of St. Andrews, Ballyeasborough, Co.Down:
Susanna Palmer WI 52 Born 1799 Widow of James Palmer
Susanna Palmer DA 17 Born 1834
Adam Palmer SO 21   Born 1830Absent in Scotland
Elizabeth Palmer     DA   Born 1828  Died in 1848 aged 20 in an accident
Mary Ann Palmer DA 19 Born 1832
James Milligan -10Illegitimate


The 1901 Census contains the following references to Palmer families living in the vicinity of Kircubbin on the Ards peninsula. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = head or husband, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = neice or nephew, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SS = stepson, SE = servant, VI = visitor, BO = boarder, Co.D = County Down.

Main Street, village of Kircubbin, parish of Inishargy:
Adam Palmer HD  Pres  RW  80  Farmer MA  Co.D
Mary Anne Palmer   WIPresRW76- MACo.D
Rachel Gaw DAPresRW46Housekeeper WICo.D
Mary Jane Palmer DAPresRW35Farmer's dau. UMCo.D
Mary Catherine PalmerGDPresRW20Farmer's dau. UMCo.D
In the house of James Glover, Shore Row, village of Kircubbin:
Robert Palmer RECofENR85Ret.fisherman WICo.D
Townland of Glastry, parish of Inishargy:
Mary Anne Palmer HDPresNR60Seamstress UMCo.D
Residents of a house 121 in Portavogie (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
Mary Palmer DA PresRW7 Scholar UMCoDow
Maggie Palmer DA PresNR1 UMCoDow
Elizabeth Palmer DA PresNR4 Scholar UMCoDow
Annie Palmer DA PresRW6 Scholar UMCoDow
Robert John Palmer HD PresRW44 Fisherman MACoDow
Lizzie Palmer WI PresRW35 Embroiderer MACoDow
Residents of a house 14 in Portavogie (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
John Palmer HD PresRW54 Farmer and Carpenter MACoDow
Mary Palmer WI PresRW48 EmbroidererMACoDow
Agnes Palmer DA PresRW20 DressmakerUMCoDow
Adam Palmer SO PresRW15 Scholar UMCoDow
M C Palmer DA PresRW 12 Scholar UMCoDow
Jane Palmer SL CofERW 57 Dressmaker WICoDow
House 7 in Ratallagh (Ardkeen, Co.Down):
Florance Palmer DA PresRW8 Scholar UMCoDow
Elizabeth Palmer DA PresRW11 Scholar UMCoDow
May Palmer DA PresRW7 Scholar UMCoDow
Lucey Palmer DA PresRW10 Scholar UMCoDow
Adam Palmer HD PresRW50 Farmer MACoDow
Hugh Kelly SE PresRW21 G Servant UMCoDow
Maggie Palmer WI PresRW43 MACoDow
Ballyhalbert, Portavogie:
Robert Palmer HDPres 30Fisherman, b.1871 MA
Margaret Jane Palmer WIPres 27b.1874 MA
Mary Bella Palmer DAPres 4Fisherman's dau.UM
Hessie Palmer DAPres 8m UM
Ballyhalbert, Portavogie:
Robert Palmer HDPres 58Fisherman, b.1843 MA
Sophie Palmer WIPres 60b.1841 MA
Agnes Blakely DAPres 30Fisherman's dau.MA
Eliza Anne Palmer DAPres22 UM
Robert Samuel Blakely GSPres 8ScholarUM
Jane Blakely GDPres 5ScholarUM
William Blakely GSPres 3ScholarUM
Ballyhalbert, Portavogie:
James Palmer HDPresRW57 Shop Keeper and FarmerMACoDow
Lucy (Martin) Palmer WIPresRW62MACoDow
Mary Johnston SE PresRW21Domestic ServantUMCoDow
James Palmer SO PresRW28FarmerUMCoDow
Adam Palmer SO Pres RW32Farmer Son UMCoDow
Robert Palmer SO PresRW25ClerkUMCoDow
James Mahood GSPresNR1
Portavogie (?):
Sarah Palmer HDPres 72Ret. farmer
Thomas Palmer SOPres 38Farmer, m.Dec.26, 1892
Ellen Jane Palmer DLPres 35b.1866, nee McGimpsey
James Palmer GSPres 7Farmer's son
Thomas J. Palmer GSPres 5Farmer's son
David Palmer GSPres 2Farmer's son
North Down, Portavogie (?):
Robert Palmer HDPres 48Farmer, b.1853 MA
Nancy Palmer WIPres 41b.1860 MA
Sarah Palmer DAPres 20Farmer's daughter UM
Adam Palmer SOPres 14Scholar UM
William Palmer SOPres 12Scholar UM
Robert Palmer SOPres 5Scholar UM
William McMastersSEMeth 17Farm Servant UM
Thomas Vance VIMeth 26Labourer UM
Portavogie (?):
John Palmer HDPres 48 MA
Margaret PalmerWIPres 47nee Martin MA
Ellen Palmer DAPres 18Farmer's daughter UM
Adam Palmer SOPres 15Farmer's son UM
William PalmerSOPres 14Scholar UM
John Palmer SOPres 8Scholar UM
Ballyhalbert, Portavogie:
John Palmer HDI 60Fisherman, b.1841 MA
Easter PalmerWII 60nee Coffey. Farmer MA
Ballyhalbert, Portavogie:
John Palmer HDPres 31Fisherman, b.1870 MA
Mary Bella PalmerWIPres 30 MA
Bobbie Palmer SOPres 8Scholar UM
Sophia Palmer DAPres 6Scholar UM
Nellie Palmer DAPres 4Scholar UM
Maggie Palmer DAPres 2 UM
North Down, (?):
Adam Palmer HDPres 68Farmer, b.1833 MA
Nancy Palmer WIPres 65b.1836 MA
John Palmer SOPres 40Farmer's son, b.1861UM
Nancy Palmer DAPres 26Farmer's daughter UM
North Down, (?):
William Palmer HDPres 64Farmer, b.1837 WI
(Wife was Rachel)
Margaret Palmer DAPres ??Seamstress UM
Harriett Palmer DAPres 25Seamstress UM
Mary Jane PalmerDAPres 4Scholar UM
George Palmer BOPres 62Farmer UM
John Hagan SEPres 30Farmer MA
Ballyfrench, Ballyhalbert:
Robert Palmer HDPres 32Fisherman, b.1869 MA
Isabella Palmer WIPres 30Seamstress, b.1871 MA
(Daughter of Henry and Susan Young)
Catherine PalmerDAPres 4Scholar (married Walsh) UM
Agnes Palmer DAPres 2 UM
Robert Palmer SOPres 1 UM
Catherine Young DLPres 18Seamstress (did not marry) UM
House 2 in Ballyfrench (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
Agnes Palmer DA CofE RO 5 ScholarUMCoDow
John Palmer HDCofE RW53 Farmer MACoDow
John Alexander PalmerSO CofE RO 3 ScholarUMCoDow
Bobbie PalmerSOCofE RW 7 Scholar UMCoDow
Maggie PalmerWICofE RW 43 None UMCoDow
House 56 in Ballyeasborough (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
William Palmer HDRW 64 Farmer WICoDow
George Palmer BL PresRW 62 Farmer UMCoDow
Harriet Palmer DA PresRW 23 Seamstress UMCoDow
Margaret Palmer DA PresRW 30 Seamstress UMCoDow
Mary Jane Palmer DA PresNR 4 Scholar UMCoDow
John Hagan SE PresRW 30 Farm Servant MACoDow
House 56 in Ballyhalbut (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
Jarvis McMaster HD MethRW48 Caretaker MACoDow
William Palmer McMaster SO MethNR2 UMCoDow
Hugh McMaster SO MethNR UMCoDow
David McMaster SO MethRW9 Scholar UMCoDow
Samuel McMaster SO MethRW11 ScholarUMCoDow
Agnes McMaster WI MethRW34 Embroiderer MACoDow
House 3 in Ballyfrench (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
Alexander Palmer HD PresRW30 FishermanMACoDow
Maggie A Palmer WI PresRW27 SeamstressMACoDow
Residents of house 17 in Kearney (Quintin, Co.Down):
Elizabeth CavanDA PresRW17 Helper UMCoDow
William CavanHD PresRW65 FarmerMACoDow
John Moore CavanSO PresRW21Farmer Son HelperUMCoDow
Andrew S CavanSO PresRW12At SchoolUMCoDow
Residents of a house 90 in Portavogie (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
Robert Mahood BRPresRW19 House Carpenter UMCoDow
William Mahood HDPresRW39 House and Boat Builder MACoDow
Ellen Mahood MOPresRW62 Retired Farmer WICoDow
Harriet Waterson SECofERW17 General Servant Domestic UMCoDow
Lizzie MahoodWIPresRW29 MA CoDow
Residents of a house 130 in Portavogie (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
Margaret Hughes DAPresRW16 National School Teacher UM CoDow
Nellie HughesDAPres RW12 Scholar UM CoDow
Mary E HughesDAPres RW20 National School Teacher UMCoDow
Ann Hughes HDPresRW52 Seamstress MA CoDow
Lucinda Palmer MLPresRO88 Retired Dressmaker WICoDow
Robert HughesSOPresRW9 Scholar UMCoDow
John HughesSOPresRW6 Scholar UM CoDow
Hugh HughesSOPresRW14 Apprentice Carpenter UMCoDow


Daniel PalmerHDPres RW 49 Presbyterian minister UM CoAnt
Sarah Palmer MOPres RW 67 WI CoAnt
Agnes Scott Palmer SIPres RW 34 UM CoAnt
[Daniel Palmer was christened on Sep.21, 1861, in Lylehill, County Antrim,
the son of William Palmer. Agnes Scott Palmer was born on May 6, 1876, in
Antrim the daughter of William Palmer and Sarah Palmer McBurney. Note that
Samuel Stevenson Palmer was born on Jul.11, 1872, in Antrim, the son of the
same parents. ]
James PalmerHD 52 Engine driver MA
Eliza Jane PalmerWI 54 MA
Edith PalmerDA 16 MA
James PalmerSO 13 MA
Helen PalmerDA 11 MA
House 11 in Ratallagh (Ardkeen, Co.Down):
Adam Palmer HD PresRW 60 Farmer MACoDow
Maggie Palmer WI PresRW 52 - MACoDow
[Married 30 years, 4 children, 4 living]
Elizabeth Palmer DA PresRW 21 Dress Maker UMCoDow
Florence Palmer DA PresRW 18 Farmer's Daughter UMCoDow
Mary Palmer DA PresRW 17 Farmer's Daughter UMCoDow
House 196 in Portavogie (Ballyhalbert, Co.Down):
John PiperHD CofE NR71 Farmer WICoDow
James PiperBR CofE RW64 Labourer WICoDow
David PiperBR CofE RW59 Labourer UMCoDow
James PalmerNE CofE RW33 Labourer UMCoDow
Samuel PalmerNE CofE RW31 Fisherman UMCoDow
William PyperNE CofE RW21 Labourer UMCoDow
James Palmer     HD    Pres     RW     70     Farmer MA CoDow
Lucy Palmer WIPres RW 74 Farmer MA CoDow
[Married 40 years, 6 children, 6 living]
Adam Plamer SOPres RW 43 Farmer UM CoDow
James Palmer SOPres RW 39 Farmer UM CoDow
James Mahood GSPres RW 12 Scholar UM CoDow
Robert Palmer HD Pres RW 40 Fisherman MA CoDow
Maggie Jane Palmer WI Pres RW 34 MACoDow
Annie Palmer DA Pres RW 16 Scholar UM CoDow
Mary Bella PalmerDA Pres RW 14 Scholar UM CoDow
Hessie Palmer DA Pres RW 11 Scholar UM CoDow
Robert Palmer SO Pres RW 9 Scholar UM CoDow
Hugh Palmer SO Pres 7 Scholar UM CoDow
James Palmer SO Pres 4 Scholar UM CoDow
Sarah Palmer DA Pres 3 Scholar UM CoDow
Hannah Palmer DA Pres 1 UM CoDow
James Alexander Palmer HD PresRW 41 Seaman MA CoDow
Mary Bella Palmer WI Pres RW 40 MA CoDow
[Married 19 years, 8 children, 8 living]
Robert Palmer SO Pres RW 18 Fisherman UM CoDow
Sophia PalmerDA Pres RW 16 Embroiderer UM CoDow
Nellie Elizabeth Palmer DA Pres RW 14 EmbroidererUM CoDow
Maggie Palmer DA Pres RW 11 Scholar UM CoDow
Mary Jane Palmer DA Pres RW 9 Scholar UM CoDow
John Alexander Palmer SO Pres 6 Scholar UM CoDow
James Palmer SO Pres 2 UM CoDow
Martha Palmer DA Pres 5m UM CoDow
Adam Palmer HD PresRW 37 Fisherman MA CoDow
Agnes Palmer WI Pres RW 34 MA CoDow
[Married 15 years, 5 children, 4 living]
Jane Palmer DA Pres RW 14 EmbroidererUM CoDow
William PalmerSO Pres RW 11 Scholar UM CoDow
John Palmer SO Pres 5 ScholarUM CoDow
Agnes Palmer DA Pres 3 Scholar UM CoDow
Portavogie (?):
James Palmer HD Pres RW 47 Fisherman MA CoDow
Eliza Jane Palmer WI Pres RW 42 Seamstress MA CoDow
[Married 23 years, 9 children, 8 living]
David Palmer SO Pres RW 19 Agr. lab. UM CoDow
Robert Palmer SO Pres RW 16 Carpenter's apprentice UM CoDow
Essie Palmer DA Pres RW 14 Seamstress UM CoDow
Anna Palmer DA Pres RW 10 Scholar UM CoDow
Aggie Palmer DA Pres RW 8 Scholar UM CoDow
Lizzie Palmer DA Pres RW 5 Scholar UM CoDow
James Palmer SO Pres 3 UM CoDow
Agnes Maxwell HDPres RW 37 MA Portavogie
[Married 7 years, 2 children, 2 living]
Annie Maxwell DAPres 6 Scholar UM Portavogie
Martha MaxwellDAPres 1 UM Portavogie
Nancy Palmer MOPres RW 78 UM Portavogie
William Mahaffy SECoIRW 29 Farm servant UM Belfast
Robert Palmer HDPres RW 32 Grocer MA
Agnes Palmer WIPres RW 25 MA
[Married 30 years, 5 children, 5 living]
Minnie PalmerDAPres RO 6 Scholar UM
James Palmer SOPres 4 Scholar UM
Louie Palmer DAPres 3 UM
John Palmer HDPres RW 57 Farmer MA CoDow
Margaret Palmer WIPresRW 56 MA CoDow
[Married 30 years, 5 children, 5 living]
Ellen Palmer DAPres RW 27 Farmer's daughter UM CoDow
Adam Palmer SOPres RW 25 Farmer's son UM CoDow
William PalmerSOPres RW 24 Farmer's son UM CoDow
William James Coffey HDPres RW 40 Fisherman MA CoDow
Agnes Coffey WIPres RW 39 Embroiderer MA CoDow
[Married 17 years, 6 children, 3 living]
Lizzie Coffey DAPres RW 16 Embroiderer UM CoDow
James Coffey SOPres 5 Scholar UM CoDow
Thomas Coffey SOPres 3m UM CoDow
Robert Palmer HDPres RW 50 Fisherman MA CoDow
Nancy Palmer WIPres RW 50 MA CoDow
[Married 27 years, 8 children, 6 living]
Jennie Palmer DAPres RW 16 UM CoDow
Bob Palmer SOPres RW 14 Scholar UM CoDow
David Palmer SOPres RW 10 Scholar UM CoDow
David Palmer HDPres RW 55 Labourer MA b.1856
Jane Palmer WIPres RW 61 MA b.1850
[Married 30 years, 5 children, 4 living]
James Palmer SOPres RW 26 Tailor UM b.1885
Ann Jane Palmer DAPresRW 22 EmbroidererUMb.1889
Samuel Mahood VIPres RW 10 Scholar UM b.1901
William Mahood McClementVIPres 2 UM b.1909
Portavogie (living next to David and Jane Palmer):
John McClement HDPres RW31 Sailor MA b.1880
Mary Keag McClementWIPresRW 28 MA b.1883
[Married 4 years, 2 children, 2 living]
Jane Palmer McClementDAPres 1 UM b.1910
Nancy McClementDAPres 4m UM b.1911
William McClement BRPres RW 44 Draper b.1867
Frank Heron McClement NEPresRW 15 Scholar b.1896
Annie Mahood McClementNEPresRW 11 Scholar b.1900
Mabel Heron McClement NEPresRW 8 Scholar b.1903
Main Road, Portavogie:
John Palmer HDPres RW 65 Carpenter MA CoDow
Mary Palmer WIPres RW 57 MA CoDow
[Married 34 years, 5 children, 4 living]
Mary Palmer DAPres RW 22 UM CoDow
John Taylor GSPres RW 4 UM Belfast
Kircubbin, parish of Inishargy:
Adam Palmer HD  Pres  RW  90  Farmer MA  CoDow
Rachel Gaw DAPresRW56 WICoDow
Margaret Palmer DAPresRW50 UMCoDow
Mary Jane Palmer DAPresRW45 UMCoDow
Mary Catherine PalmerGDPresRW26 UMCoDow
Hugh Adair HD  Pres  RW  47  Fisherman MA  CoDow
Agnes AdairWIPresRW41Embroiderer MACoDow
John Adair SOPresRW16Carpenter UMCoDow
Mary Adair DAPresRW14Embroiderer UMCoDow
Hugh Adair SOPresRW10Scholar UMCoDow
Maggie Adair DAPresRW 8Scholar UMCoDow
Bertha Adair DAPresRW 3 UMCoDow
Jamesina Adair DAPresRW11m UMCoDow
Ann Jane Cully HD  Pres  RO  57  Seamstress MA CoDow
[Married 33 years, 8 children, 5 living]
James Cully SOPresRW21Fisherman UMCoDow
Sarrah Cully DAPresRW14Seamstress UMCoDow
Hugh Mahood HD  CoI    72  Fisherman MA CoDow
Eliza Jane Mahood WICoIRW69Fisherman MA CoDow
[Married 46 years, 9 children, 9 living]
Aggie Mahood DACoIRW27 UMCoDow
Jack Tibbs GSCoIRW12Scholar UMCoDow
Robert James PalmerHD  Pres  RW  53  Fisherman MA CoDow
Elizabeth Palmer WIPresRW47Embroiderer MA CoDow
[Married 18 years, 6 children, 5 living]
Mary Palmer DAPresRW17Embroiderer UMCoDow
Annie Palmer DAPresRW15Embroiderer UMCoDow
Elizabeth Palmer DAPresRW13Scholar UMCoDow
Maggie Palmer DAPresRW11Scholar UMCoDow
Adam Palmer SOPresRO8Scholar UMCoDow
James DonnanHD  Pres  RW  28  Fisherman MA CoDow
Rachel DonnanWIPresRW27Embroiderer MA CoDow
David HutchinsonHD  Pres  RW  45  Sailor MA CoDow
Mary Jane HutchinsonWIPresRW42 MA CoDow
[Married 12 years, 6 children, 4 living]
Lizzie HutchinsonDAPresRW11Scholar UMCoDow
Norah HutchinsonDAPresRW9Scholar UMCoDow
House 215 in Portavogie (Ballyhalbert, Down):
Thomas Palmer HD PresRW40 Farmer MA CoDow
Ellen Jane Palmer WI PresRW40 MA CoDow
[Married 18 years, 6 children, all alive]
James Palmer SO PresRW17 Postman UMCoDow
Thomas John Palmer SO PresRW15 Scholar UM CoDow
David Palmer SO PresRW13 Scholar UM CoDow
William Palmer SO PresRW9 Scholar UM CoDow
Robert Palmer SO PresRW7 Scholar UM CoDow
Samuel Palmer SO PresRO5 Scholar UM CoDow
House 210 in Portavogie (Ballyhalbert, Down):
David Palmer HD Pres RW88 Farmer WI CoDow
Jane Palmer DA Pres RW53 UM CoDow
David Palmer SO Pres RW46 Farmer's Son UM CoDow
Thomas Clagg GS Pres RW16 UM CoDow
House 209 in Portavogie (Ballyhalbert, Down):
Jane Palmer HDCofERW66 Spinster WI CoDow
House 12 in East Street (Newtownards Urban, Co.Down):
Margaret PalmerHD Pres RO53WICoDow 30 5 3
[Married 30 years, 5 children, 3 alive]
Robert PalmerSOCofE RW16 Painter UMCoDow
Agnes PalmerDACofE RW15 Box Folder UMCoDow
John PalmerSOCofE RW13 Scholar UMCoDow
House 18 in Moorgate Street (Pottinger, Co.Down):
Jervis McMaster HD MethRW58 General LabourerMACoDow
Agnes McMaster WI MethRW45 MACoDow
[Married 23 years, 6 children, 5 alive]
Samuel McMaster SO MethRW22 BakerUMCoDow
David McMaster SO MethRW19 Shoemaker UMCoDow
Hugh McMaster SO MethRW10 Scholar UMCoDow
Nannie McMaster DA MethRW7 Scholar UMCoDow


The US Immigration Records include the following:

Last updated 3/5/04.

Christopher E. Brennen