Robt McAninch, Probate, Connor, County Antrim (Armoy, Diocese of Connor);

('Robert McAninch of Armoy' in UHF Report 2011); database at FamilySearch.org

"Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes, 1595-1858"


(1750s-1760s) our earliest-known immigrant ancestors were born at this time -


Daniel McAninch (Pennsylvania, Kentucky), John McAninch (western Pennsylvania),

Archibald McA/Ninch (Penn., Ohio), (William) Alexander McAninch (central Penn.),

Patrick McNinch (N.J., N.Y.), Oliver McAninch (Rhode Island), et al; see the article

"Eleven early McA/Ninch’swestern Pennsylvania" MFHN v.XXI n.2 Apr.2013

p.2013-10  http://www.mcaninch.net/Newsletter/mfn21y2013/m21p10w6.htm


Emigration to North America: more than 20,000 people left from the Ulster ports of


Newry, Portrush, Belfast, Larne and Derry. Over the whole century, it is estimated

that more than 400,000 emigrated from Ulster


Religious Census of 1766, 4 men / Townland (Parish Ballintoy, Barony Cary, Antrim)

m'Ninch Archd   Clegnagh       (Ballintoy, Barony Cary, Co. Antrim)   Protestant   pg.6

m'Ninch Jn         Clegnagh        (Ballintoy, Barony Cary, Co. Antrim)   Protestant   pg.6

m'Ninch Danl     Craigalappan  (Ballintoy, Barony Cary, Co. Antrim)   Protestant   pg.6

m'Ninch James   Craigalappan  (Ballintoy, Barony Cary, Co. Antrim)   Protestant   pg.6

1766 Religious Census for the Parish of Ballintoy, Barony of Cary, County Antrim,

databases  http://www.billmacafee.com/1766census/1766religiouscensusballintoy.pdf


[Ref.] American Revolution (1776; Yorktown, 1781; Treaty of Paris, 1783)


[Ref] First Census of the United States: . . . number of the United States population of

Irish stock estimated to have been 447,000, two-thirds coming from Ulster


There are no McA/I/Ninch’s in the church records of the Presbyterian Synod of Ulster.


[1] "Rev. John Me Nish (sic, Mc Nish). . . ordained in Clough in 1797 . . . like many

Presbyterians of the district he was involved in the United Irishmen’s rebellion of 1798

. . . had to flee to America as soon as the rebellion was over." "A Church at Clough",

Glens Of Antrim Historical Society, 2013  https://antrimhistory.net/a-church-at-clough

[2] Surname was spelled "McNish" (Templepatrick Presbytry, 25 June 1793; Ballymena

Presbytry, 5 Sept. 1797) and "McInish" (Templepatrick Presbytry, 24 June 1794).

Other names in these Presbyterian Synod records are Mr. Inch, Strabane, 1729;

Jas. M'Neish, Tyrone, 1760, and Dan'l McNish, Tyrone, 1782 and 1784.

Records of the General Synod of Ulster from 1691 to 1820, 3 volumes (1691-1720,

1721-1777, 1778-1820), OCLC/WorldCat 644070, Open Library OL23368273M,

Internet Archive  https://archive.org/details/recordsofgeneral01pres  and


[3] has been mis-reported as ". . . Rev. John McAninch was chosen as their minister . . .

he was apparently charged to being sympathetic to the United Irishmen cause, was

forced to resign, and to transport himself (actual words used) to U.S.A. about 1799"


Updates: More McA/I/Ninch Events, 1600s to 1900s in (northern) Ireland / June 2022

McAninch Family History NL v.XXX n.1  / Copyright Frank McAninch / pg.2022-06

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