EARLS FAMILY CHRONICLES© Christopher Earls Brennen
Datafile 6A - Dick Records
- A Catherine Dick was appointed the teacher in the Longfield School near Glenarm in 1873.
In the Islandmagee Church of Ireland graveyard:
McCLELLAND. [Marble and sandstone]. Erected by Catherine Dick in memory of her husband William McClelland who died 2nd April 1887 aged 88 years.
ROSS. [In a low-railed enclosure with a modern Ross stone]. Erected by James Ross in memory of his son Thomas who departed this life 2nd August 1862 aged 22 years. The above named James Ross died 18th May 1891 aged 78 years. Also his wife Catherine DICK, who died 24th Sepr. 1892 aged 71 years. Also their son Alexander aged 31 years, and his wife Maggie JOHNSTON aged 31 years, who were drowned by the foundering of the barque ``Alice M. Craig'', March 9, 1893.
In the Ballypriormore graveyard, Islandmagee:
DICK. Erected by James Dick in memory of his father Robert Dick who died July 4th 1844 aged 74 years. Also his mother Catherine Dick, who died 4th Novr. 1878 aged 88 years. The above named James Dick died 1st March 1892 aged 80 years. Also his wife Margaret Dick who died 28th July 1897 aged 78 years. Sophia Dick, wife of James Dick jun. died 20th Sept. 1896 aged 47 years. Also James Dick jun. died 10th June 1923 aged 73 years.
DICK. Erected by William Dick in memory of his wife, Fanny FLECK, who died 13th Sept. 1857 aged 33 years. Also his infant son Hugh who died 20th Feb. 1874.
DICK. Erected by Wilson Cupples Dick in memory of his son Robert who departed this life 2nd May 1874 aged 5 years. Also his daughter Catherine who died 14th February 1880 aged 17 years. Also his son James who died 11th March 1883 aged 12 years. The above named Wilson Cupples Dick who died 19th April 1900 aged 66 years. Also his wife Mary Dick who died 5th February 1921 aged 83 years. And his daughter Mary Sophia who died 29th September 1944 aged 66 years. And his son Wilson Dick who died 11th April 1946 aged 73 years.
More recent gravestones memorializing Dicks are as follows:
DICK. John Dick, born 1871, died 1922 aged 51.
DICK. Robert Dick, born 1841, died 1925 aged 84. His wife Mary Ellen Dick, born 1838, died 1906 aged 68. His daughter Annie Dick, born 1877, died 1929 aged 52. His son Robert Dick, born 1875, died 1930 aged 55. His daughter Margaret Dick, born 1872, died 1950 aged 78.
DICK. John Dick, born 1838, died 1912 aged 74. His wife Ellen Nelson Colville died 1912 aged 59. His son John.
DICK. Robert Dick died 193- and his wife Elizabeth died 1928. Their only son Robert died 1941 and their youngest daughter Martha Amelia died 1945.
DICK. Capt. John Dick and his wife Agnes, born 1878, died 1931 aged 53. His daughter Eileen, born 1905, died 1970 aged 1 and a half.
DICK. Robert Dick's wife Catherine died 1949. William Dick died 1927 and his wife Mary Elizabeth died 1927. Dennis Magill Dick died 1941.
DICK. John Dick died 1945 and his wife Catherine died 1932.
DICK. Thomas Dick, born 1860, died 1930 aged 70. His wife Sarah, born 1860, died in 1931 aged 71.
In the Glynn graveyard:
DICK. Erected by William Dick in memory of his beloved wife Jane Dick who died 18th Sept. 1891 aged 63 years. Also of their son William who died 4th January 1871 aged 7 years. The above-named William Dick died 27th Oct.1910 aged 84 years.
In the Templecorran graveyard:
DICK. [Low pink stone with the last line partly buried]. Here lieth the body of Camble Dick, who departed this life February the 2 aged 77. Also his wife Isabella Reilley, departed May the 5 each in 1814 aged 75 years.
DICK. Erected to the memory of Edmonstone Dick, who died 17th May 1847 aged 84 years. Also his wife Mary, who died 28th August 1851 aged 84 years. Also their son William Dick, who died 10th Feby. 1873 aged 66 years. And his wife Jennet, who died 15th Decr. 1891 aged 80 years. Also John Dick, son of the above-named William Dick, who died 16th December 1925 aged 74 years and his wife, Susan, who died 2nd January 1937 aged 86 years.
DICK. Erected to the memory of William Edmonston Dick who died 28th January 1874 aged 25 years. Also Susan, only and much loved child of John and Susan Dick, who died 6th Feby. 1903 aged 26 years.
DICK. Erected by James Dick in memory of his beloved wife Bessie Jane who died 6th Feby. 1887 aged 41 years. Also his sister Agnes Blair, wife of William Blair, who died 20th Feb. 1922 aged 76 years.
In the Templecorran Church of Ireland graveyard:
DICK. [Cross]. Thy will be done. In loving memory of Robert Dick who died 20th June 1895 aged 21 years. Also Lissie Dick who died on the 11th December 1898 aged 22 years. William Dick died 6th Feby. 1912 aged 69 years.
In the Glenarm (Tickmacrevan) Churchyard:
DICK. In memory of Mary Ann Dick who died Apr.13, 1861, aged 16 years. Also Samuel Dick who died Aug.24, 1864, aged 12 years. James Henry born Sep.19, 1855, died Aug.28, 1859. Also four infant children. ``Blessed are the dead which lie in the lord''.
In the Carncastle Presbyterian Church Graveyard:
DICK. Agnes Drummond Dick (died Oct.8, 1966, aged 96) wife of Frederic Thomas, minister of the Cairncastle Old Meetinghouse (born Mar.31, 1855, died Nov.13, 1907).
HISTORY OF ISLANDMAGEE
Dixon Donaldson's ``History of Islandmagee'' contains two references to members of the Dick family which I am not able to associate with specific individuals:
- On page 101 William Dick of Mullaghboy is mentioned as having been first elected as an elder of St. John's Parish Church in 1840.
- On page 79 a quotation from the diary of John Donaldson which describes events surrounding the loading of limestone onto boats. ``On the 12th day of June, 1884, the schooner `Janet and Marion', Captain Robert Dick, came across from Magheramore to load the first cargo of limestone at Reid's Quay. Owing to a strong breeze the vessel grounded.....''.
TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS
The 1834 tithe applotment books for the parish of Islandmagee include the following records of Dicks:
- Margaret Dick is listed as holding just over 6 acres in the townland of Mullaghboy.
- Robert Dick is listed with more than 14 acres in Drumgurland.
- The same or different Robert Dick holds two parcels, one of 8 acres and one of 3 acres, in Ballymoney townland.
- A Robert Dick also holds two 4 acre parcels in Ballymuldrough.
- William Dick holds two parcels of nearly 7 acres each in Ballycronanmore.
The Islandmagee tithe applotment books also include Robert Templeton with a little more than 3 acres in the townland of Mullaghboy.
In the 1834 tithe applotments for Larne town, Campbell Dick is listed for 5 perches of land, a small allocation in Larne Gardens.
From the fragments of the 1851 census which survived the 1922 Dublin fire, the following information has been extracted. Locations are identified by county, barony, parish and townland or street. Included are all those present in the house on the night of the census; also listed after A: are those who were absent and after D: those who had died during the preceding ten years.
Name: Age: Position: Status, Trade: Birth Liter -place: -acy: Pound Street, Larne: Campbell Dick 46 Head Writing clerk Co.Ant RW Susan Dick 47 Wife Married 1826 Co.Ant RW Townland of Curran and Drumalis, parish of Larne: Patrick O'Brine 27 Head Gardener Co.Antrim RW Margaret O'Brine 29 Wife Marr. 1846 Co.Antrim RW Robert O'Brine 4 Son Not at school Co.Antrim RO Hugh O'Brine 2 Son Not at school Co.Ant NR Susan O'Brine 1m Daughter Not at school Co.Ant NR Margaret Dick 70 M-in-law Widow, m.1817 Co.Ant NR Toberwine Street, Glenarm, Parish of Tickmacrevan: Samuel Dick 32 Head Draper, grocer Co.Antrim RW Mary Ann Dick 32 Wife Married 1841 Brookboro' RW Catherine Dick 9 Daughter School C'fergus RW George Burrows Dick 8 Son School C'fergus RW Mary Ann Dick 6 Daughter School C'fergus RW Margaret Eliz. Dick 4 Daughter School C'fergus RO Amelia Frances Dick 2 Daughter Glenarm John Joseph Dick 6m Son Glenarm plus two servants Townland of Craigs, parish of Ahoghill: James Dick 42 HD Laborer, m.1827 Co.Ant R Anne Dick 44 WI Married 1827 Co.Ant R Mary Dick 16 DA Unmarried linen weaver Co.Ant R Jane Dick 13 DA Unmarried Co.Ant R Peggy Dick 11 DA Unmarried Co.Ant R Ellen Dick 9 DA Unmarried, at school Co.Ant R Alex Dick 7 SO Unmarried, at school Co.Ant R Edward Dick 2 SO Co.Ant A: James Dick 21 SO Engine man in Callybacky, Antrim A: John Dick 19 SO Engine man in Antrim
The Griffith Valuation (circa 1860) contains the following references to Dicks with holdings on the Antrim coast (a/r/p stands for acres/roods/perches and the values are given in pounds.shillings.pence):
Name: Property (No.): Area: Land House (a/r/p) value: value: Parish of Tickmacrevan, Townland of Parishagh, from Earl of Antrim: Samuel Dick Land (3) 10/3/16 4.10.0 Town of Glenarm, Toberwine St., from Alexander Galbraith: Samuel Dick Hs.,off.+sm.gar.(26) - - 9.10.0 Town of Glenarm, Castle St., from Earl of Antrim: Samuel Dick House (in rere) (3) - - 2.0.0 Town of Larne, Pound Road, from Elizabeth Carley: Campbell Dick Hs.,off.+sm.gar.(28) - - 3.5.0 Parish of Islandmagee, Townland of Ballymoney, from James Milliken: Robert Dick Hs.+ sm.gar.(4b) - - 0.15.0 (close to Methodist Chapel) Parish of Islandmagee, Townland of Drumgurland, from Charles P. Leslie: James Dick Hs.,off.+ land (13) 15/3/10 16.10.0 4.0.0 Parish of Islandmagee, Townland of Mullaghboy, from John Milliken: Thomas Dick House (13c) - - 0.10.0 (next to Presbyterian Meetinghouse) From Samuel Arthur: Margaret Dick Hs.+ sm.gar.(19b) - - 0.5.0 James Dick Hs.+ sm.gar.(19c) - - 0.5.0 Parish of Glynn, Townland of Drumnadreagh, from Charles M'Garel: Mary Dick Hs.,off.+ land (3) 6/0/0 6.15.0 0.15.0 Parish of Glynn, Townland of Glynn, from George B. Johnstone: William Dick Land (31) 0/1/38 0.15.0 (labourer) (32) 0/1/25 0.15.0 William Dick Land (33Aa) 0/0/10 0.5.0 (shoemaker) (34) 0/1/30 0.15.0 William Dick Hs.,off.+ gar.(4) 0/0/16 0.5.0 1.5.0 (labourer) William Dick Hs.+ gar.(43c) 0/1/0 0.10.0 1.5.0 (shoemaker) Parish of Templecorran, Townland of N.W.Ballycarry, from David S. Ker: William Dick Hs.,off.+ land (16A) 15/5/10 14.15.0 (16B) 8/2/25 9.10.0 (16Ca) 4/2/20 5.0.0 2.10.0 From William Dick: Robert M'Master, Jr. Hs.off.+ gar. (16d) - - 0.15.0 Thomas Baird Hs.off.+ gar. (16e) - - 0.15.0 James Donnell Hs.+ sm.gar. (16f) - - 0.15.0 Robert M'Master, Sr. Hs.+ sm.gar. (16g) - - 2.0.0 Natl. Schoolhouse With yard (exemption) (16) - 5.0.0 Parish of Kilroot, Townland of Ballyhill, from Timothy Hevey: William Dick House (26h) - - 0.10.0
- The 1856 Slater's Directory lists Samuel Dick, grocer and draper, in Glenarm.
- The 1863-64 Belfast and Ulster Directory lists S. Dick, Postmaster, in Glenarm.
- Thomas Dick, 32, a farmer from Down, left Newry for America in the ``Patty'' on May 5, 1803.
- Isabella Dick, 16, left Belfast for New York in the ``Wilmington'' on Jul.9, 1803.
- Wm. Dick, 30, a labourer from Kilane Ceepeyt near Ballymena left Londonderry for New York in the ``Live Oak'' on Jun.23, 1804.
CENSUS OF 1901
The 1901 Census contains the following references to Dick families in Islandmagee and vicinity. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RW = read and write, RO = read, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widower or widow, HD = husband or head, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, Co.A = County Antrim, I'gee = Islandmagee.
Townland of Balloo, Islandmagee: John Dick HD Pres RW 63 None MA Co.A Ellen Dick WI Pres RW 47 MA Co.A Wilson Dick SO Pres RW 12 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Ballyharry, Islandmagee: David Steen HD Pres RW 49 Pres. Minister MA Derry Matilda Steen WI Pres RW 36 MA Denmark Fanny Sophia Dick SE Pres RW 15 Nurse, domestic UM Co.A Townland of Ballykeel, Islandmagee: Margaret Fleck HD Pres RW 65 Housekeeper WI I'gee. Abbie Dick DA Meth RW 30 Housekeeper MA I'gee. Robert Dick SL Meth RW 27 Bricklayer MA I'gee. Elizabeth Dick GD Meth NR 6m UM I'gee. Townland of Ballylumford, Islandmagee: Isabella Yeates HD Pres RW 79 Housekeeper WI Co.A William Dick NE Pres RW 31 Boatbuilder UM Co.A Townland of Ballylumford, Islandmagee: Mary Dick HD Pres RW 47 Housekeeper WI Co.A Thomas Dick SO Pres RW 10 Scholar UM Co.A Mary E. Dick DA Pres RW 7 Scholar UM Co.A William J.Dick SO Pres RO 5 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Ballylumford, Islandmagee: Alexander English HD Pres RW 36 Carpenter MA Co.A and his family and Robert Dick BO Meth RW 21 Ferryman UM Co.A Townland of Ballymoney, Islandmagee: Hugh Dick HD Pres RW 47 Farmer MA Co.A Priscilla A. Dick WI Pres RW 43 MA England Priscilla Dick DA Pres RW 21 UM Co.A Francis C. Dick SO Pres RW 19 Sailor UM Co.A Florence Dick DA Pres RW 16 UM Co.A Elizabeth Dick DA Pres RW 14 UM Co.A and children Hugh T. (12), Thomas A. (10), Minnie (6) and Charles (4). Townland of Ballymoney, Islandmagee: James Dick HD Meth RW 60 Carpenter MA Co.A Mary Dick WI Meth RW 54 MA Co.A William D. Dick SO Meth RW 12 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Ballymuldrough, Islandmagee: Mary E. Hawthorne HD Pres RW 48 WI Co.A and her family and Jane Ross Dick AU Pres RO 77 WI Co.A Townland of Ballymuldrough, Islandmagee: Andrew McCalmont HD Pres RW 34 Merchant Seaman MA Co.A Alice McCalmont WI CofE RW 29 MA England James Wallace McC SO Pres RW 4 UM Co.A Elizabeth Dick BO Meth RW 16 Scholar UM Co.A Margaret I. Dick BO Meth RW 13 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Ballytober, Islandmagee: Hugh Hill HD Pres RW 72 Farmer MA Co.A Catherine Hill WI Pres RW 57 MA Co.A Margaret Maria Hill DA Pres RW 23 UM Co.A Mary Hill DA Pres RW 22 UM Co.A Catherine Hill DA Pres RW 20 UM Co.A Esther Hill DA Pres RW 19 UM Co.A William Hugh Hill SO Pres RW 18 UM Co.A Sarah Jane Hill DA Pres RW 15 UM Co.A and their grandson Robert Hamilton Hill (1). Townland of Ballypriormore, Islandmagee: Catherine Dick HD Meth RW 33 MA Co.A Elizabeth Dick DA Meth RO 4 Scholar UM Co.A William Dick SO Meth NR 1 UM Co.A Walter Dick NE Meth RW 8 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Carnspindle, Islandmagee: Mary Eliza Dick WI Pres RW 35 MA Co.A Agnes Dick DA Pres RW 11 Scholar UM Co.A John Magill Dick SO Pres RW 7 Scholar UM Co.A William Dick SO Pres NR 2 UM Co.A Townland of Drumgurland, Islandmagee: Martha Alexander HD Pres RW 87 Housekeeper WI Co.A Townland of Drumgurland, Islandmagee: James Dick HD Pres RW 52 Farmer MA Co.A Townland of Gransha, Islandmagee: James Earls HD Meth RW 63 Ret. teacher MA Co.A Isabella Earls WI Meth RW 44 MA Co.A James Earls SO Meth RO 5 Scholar UM Co.A Isabella Earls DA Meth NR 1 Scholar UM Co.A William Dick NE Meth RW 15 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Kilcoanbeg, Islandmagee: Hill McKeen, J.P. HD Pres RW 63 Farmer MA Co.A Jane McKeen WI Pres RW 55 MA Co.A Samuel Dick SE Pres RW 16 Farm servant UM Co.A plus two other servants, Jane Blair and James Johnston. Townland of Kilcoanbeg, Islandmagee: Mary Dick HD Pres RW 63 Farmer WI Co.A Margaret Dick DA Pres RW 34 UM Co.A Mary Sophia Dick DA Pres RW 28 UM Co.A Samuel Dick SO Pres RW 18 Appr.joiner UM Co.A Townland of Kilcoanbeg, Islandmagee: Robert Dick HD Meth RW 59 Farmer MA I'gee Mary Ellen Dick WI Meth RW 62 Ret. teacher MA Larne James Dick SO Meth RW 30 Mariner UM I'gee Maggie Dick DA Meth RW 28 Farmer's dau. UM I'gee Annie Dick DA Meth RW 24 Subpostmistress UM I'gee John Dick SO Meth RW 23 Mariner UM I'gee Townland of Mullaghboy, Islandmagee: Robert Earls HD Meth RW 25 Nat. Sch. teacher UM Co.A Jane Earls SI Meth RW 23 Keeps grocery UM Co.A Letitia Earls SI Meth RW 22 UM Co.A Maggie Earls SI Meth RW 14 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Mullaghboy, Islandmagee: Robert Dick HD Pres RW 43 Mariner MA Co.A Elizabeth Dick WI Pres RW 36 MA Co.A Maggie J. Dick DA Pres RW 13 UM Co.A Catherine E. Dick DA Pres RW 10 UM Co.A Robert Dick SO Pres RW 8 UM Co.A and their other children Mary E. (5), Annie E. (4) and Francis A.S. (2). Townland of Mullaghboy, Islandmagee: Joseph Jones HD Pres RW 60 Farmer MA Co.A Margaret Jones WI Pres RW 55 MA Co.A Mary H. Jones DA Pres RW 26 Farmer's dau. UM Co.A Maggie E. Jones DA Pres RW 22 Seamstress UM Co.A Willie Jones SO Pres RW 15 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Mullaghboy, Islandmagee: Mary Jane Arthurs HD Meth RW 76 Housekeeper WI Co.A Mary A. Ross GD Meth RW 17 Seamstress UM Co.A Townland of Mullaghboy, Islandmagee: John Dick HD Pres RW 39 Farmer MA Co.A Catherine Dick WI Pres RW 50 MA Co.A Frances Sophia Long NE Pres RW 16 Scholar UM Co.A Townland of Mullaghboy, Islandmagee: John Dick HD Meth RW 32 Carpenter MA Co.A Letitia Dick WI Meth RW 27 MA Co.A William Charles Earwood NE Meth RW 16 Appr. carp. UM Co.A Townland of Mullaghboy, Islandmagee: Thomas Dick HD Meth RW 41 Farmer MA Co.A Sarah Dick WI Meth RW 41 MA Co.A and their children Catherine E. (9), Margaret A. (7) and Martha (6). Townland of Portmuck, Islandmagee: Samuel McClelland HD Pres RW 47 Farmer MA Co.A Jinny McClelland WI Pres RW 43 MA Co.A John Dick SE Pres RW 22 Farm servant UM Co.A Townland of Portmuck, Islandmagee: William Hill HD Pres RW 53 Farmer MA Co.A Mary Hill WI Pres RW 53 MA Co.A Jane Hill DA Pres RW 25 Dressmaker UM Co.A Elizabeth Hill DA Pres RW 20 UM Co.A and their other children Mary A. (17) and John (16, carpenter). Townland of Dobbsland, Templecorran: William Dick HD CofE RW 66 Gardener MA Scotland Charlotte Dick WI CofE RW 60 MA England Ann Jane Dick DA CofE RW 33 Seamstress UM Co.Meath John Dick SO CofE RW 22 Clerk UM Co.Meath Annie Dick SI CofE RW 68 UM Scotland Whitehead: Mary Dick (20 and Pres), a servant with Adams family. Townland of Ballylegg, Glynn: John Dick HD Pres RW 50 Clerk MA Co.A Susan Dick WI Pres RW 50 MA Co.A Susan Dick DA Pres RW 24 UM Co.A Elizabeth McAllister NE Pres RW 31 WI Co.A Henrietta McAllister GN Pres RO 4 UM Co.A Sidney McAllister GN Pres RO 2 UM Donegal Susan E. McAllister GN Pres RO 6m UM Donegal Village of Glynn: William Dick HD Pres RW 72 Agri. labourer WI Co.A Sarah Todd SE Pres RW 32 Domestic UM Co.A
The first part of this section is a listing of some of the Dick entries in the index of the registered deaths. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted and details included in the second part of this section.
1st Name [Age] Surname Area Year Ref. Ch. Samuel  Dick Larne 1864 11/354 Margaret  Dick Larne 1865 6/452 Campbell  Dick Larne 1868 6/452 William  Dick Larne 1871 1/513 William  Dick Larne 1873 1/498 Hugh  Dick Larne 1874 1/490 Mary  Dick Larne 1874 6/457 Robert  Dick Larne 1874 6/457 William E.  Dick Larne 1874 1/490
Last updated 9/9/99.
Christopher E. Brennen