Warnock Graves, Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, Parish of St. Andrews
Contributed by Lena McVea
Here lyeth the body of Robert Warnock of Ruryeach [Note: Prob. Rureagh near Kircubbin] who died 24th Oct. 1715 age 56 yrs. Also his wife Sarah nee ORR who died 24 April age 74 yrs.
Here lyeth the body of Thomas Warnock of Blackabbey who dept. this life April ye 23 1749 age 49. Here lyeth 2 of his children, Sarah and Jane.
Here lyeth the body of William Warnock late of Rureagh who died 27 1756 age 61 yrs. Also his wife Elinar McBRID who died 28 March 1788 age 85 yrs.
Here lyeth the body of Robert Warnock son to William Warnock of Rureagh who died 20 Jan. 1744/5 age 2 yrs. Also their daughter Eliner Warnock who died 14 June 1788 age 55 yrs. Also Hugh McKEE of Glastry who died 13 July 1829 age 54 yrs.
Erec. by Ann and Mary Warnock. Here lies the body of Samuel Warnock of Rureagh who died 28 Jan. 1782 age 77 yrs. Deborah Warnock alias BAILIE relic of above Samuel who died 5 July 1793 age 70 yrs. Their son Robert, late a member of the Ards Ind. Volunteer Company* who died 8 May 1788 age 42 yrs. Also his daughter Ann who died 22 May 1815 age 66 yrs. Also Mary Warnock their second daughter who died 8 April 1831 age 80 yrs.
[*Note: Might have something to do with the 1799 rebellion]
Erec. by James Warnock of Portavogie in mem. of his uncle James warnock who died 14 Feb 1828 age 60 yrs. Also his brother Thomas who was killed by a fall in the Brig Rowena at Belfast 18 Mar 1837 age 24 yrs. Also the above James who died 4 Feb. 1843 age 36 yrs. Also his brother William Warnock who died 4 Aug. 1845 age 44 yrs. Also his mother, Jane DRAKE who died 12 Oct. 1852 age 75 yrs. Also Rachel BAILIE alias Warnock who died 9 Nov. 1852 age 38 yrs. Also his brother Robert Warnock who died 15 Oct. 1853 age 36 yrs. Also his brother Samuel who died 27 Oct. 1864 age 54 yrs. Also Sarah BAILIE alias Warnock who died 22 June 1875 age 35 yrs.
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