Ardkeen Graveyard, Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard, Ballyhalbert Church of Ireland Graveyard, and Ballycranbeg Roman Catholic Graveyard
Contributed by Lena McVea and Ros Davies
Ballyhalbert Church of Ireland Graveyard:
Erected in memory of Joseph Clint who died at sea 16 Feb 1854 aged 29 years. Also his wife, Eliza Jane Clint who died 15 Jan 1899 aged 72 years. Also their daughter Margaret Clint who died 29 Mar 1916 aged 68 years. Inscribed by John & Annie Cooke in loving memory of John Boyd Cooke who died 1 Mar 1918 aged 11 years. His son David Boyd Cooke, born 30 Mar 1913, died 28 Aug 1927. The above named John Cooke, born 14 Jun 1882, died 24 Dec 1927.
Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard:
Erected by John Clint in memory of his beloved wife Hetty who died 26 Apr 1902 aged 50 years. Also their children, John died Jun 1881 aged 10 months, Eliza Jane died 29 Jan 1905 aged 22 years. Also the above named John Clint died 26 Jul 1918 aged 66 years. Also his son-in-law Alexander Gilmore, died 10 Sep 1968 aged 82 years.
Erc. by Dr. Alfred Clint in memory of his father, Joseph died 28 Feb. 1955 age 78 yrs. Also his mother Jane Clint died 20 April 1966 age 89. Also his brother Basil died in infancy. Above Alfred died 23 Nov. 1987 age 77 yrs.
[Note: This graveyard is between Cloughy, Kircubbin and Portaferry]
Here lyeth the body of Nicholas Clint of Tullytroman* who departed this life 12th jan. 1753 age 63 yrs. Also his wife Mary McNAB who departed this life 12th Nov. 1759 age 66 yrs. and their Childring**
Here lyety the body of John Clint of Ballygellah who died 20 Aug. 1804 age 58 yrs. Also of Margaret his wife died 9th Aug. 1776 age 30 yrs. Likewise of Margaret Clint their daughter who died 1st Oct. 1803 age 32 yrs. Also of Nancy Clint alias SAVAGE wife of John Clint Jun. who died 1st Oct 1818 age 39 yrs. And also of John Clint their son age 1 yr.
...Clint who departed this life in the year of our Lord 1785 and likewise Hana DOUGHERTY who died 1805 age 48 yrs.
Erected in memory of Patrick Clint of Ballycranmore who died 15th March 1834 age 42 yrs. Also his son Alexander who died 3rd Jan 1839 age 20 yrs. Also Mary Clint died 1st. April 1886 age 93 yrs.
Erect. by John Hughes of Ballygellagh for his mother Nancy Hughes alias CLINT who died 24th June 1809 age 62 yrs. Also his father John Hughes who died 28th Jan 1836 age 92 yrs.
Ballycranbeg, Roman Catholic Graveyard:
Erec. by James Clint of Ballycranmore for his mother Ann Clint who died 26 Jan 1833 age 52 yrs. Also his father James Clint who died 15th June 1858 age 76 yrs. Also his nephew Patrick FOWLER died 2nd Nov. 1878 age 27 yrs. Also his sister Dorcas Clint who died 12 April 1888 age 80 yrs. Also above James Clint who died 6th March 1890 age 85 yrs. Margaret Fowler died 3rd April 1908 age 89 yrs. James Fowler died 10 Feb. 1918 age 89 yrs. Also Annie Fowler died 1st March 1929 age 82 yrs.
Ards Peninsula Families DNA Project:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ardsdnaproject/default.aspx