BALLYHALBERT OLD GRAVEYARD
Carved figure of a Volunteer at the top, and on one side a flag and a harp, on the other a small canon and a drum.
Here lieth the body of Alexander McCORMICK , an Echlinville Volunteer . His Hon. Captain & Companie did him honour at
his death and he was buried with ye honours of war. He departed this life the 22nd of November in ye year 1781 aged 15 years.
Here lyeth the body of Alexander McCormick, Senior, laite of Ballyheamly. [Ballyhemelin] He departed this life February ye 2nd 1786 in the
82d year of his life.
The Echlins were a very powerful family at this time they changed the name of
Rubane to Echlinville. They were a family of Bishops and owned large tracts of land
in the early years of the plantation of Ulster. This is where The Townland of
The Bishop's Mills gets it's name.
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