Presbyterian Agadowey Sessions Book 1702-1761, Thomas Boyd, Aghadowey (near Ballymoney).
Rev Adam Boyd from Ballymoney, wife Mary Norton, sons: 1. John Boyd 2. Rev. Adam Boyd (1692-1758) of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim served Upper Octorara Presb Church in Lancaster Co. PA, m. Jane Craighead, dau of Rev. Thomas and Margaret Wallace Craighead of White Clay (hundred).
PRONI.D2977/3A/3/2/10/67 4 Nov 1731.Alex Stewart, Ballylough, Co. Antrim. Agent to Guardians of Rt.Hon. Alex, Earl of Antrim, a minor, to Rev. Robert McBride, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. Lease for 2 years of a tenement, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.
PRONI.T1177/1 30 May 1736. James Ralston and Mary (his wife) and their 3 children Certificate of recommendation by the Ballymoney Session, on Ralstons emigrating to Pensylvania. Signed by - Robert McBride, Alexr. Dunlop Clerk of Session.
PRONI.D2977/3A/3/2/4/3. 12 April 1738 Rt. Hon. Alexander, Earl of Antrim to Rev. Roland (?) McBride, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. Lease of 10A Ballycormick, Co. Antrim.
PRONI T640, 3 Apr 1684. James Ralston, Ballymoney, co Antrim m. Miss Boyd, children: 1. Samuel Ralston d.1767. Innkeeper at Ballymoney. 2. Miss Ralston m. David Love. 3. James Ralston b. 1699 m. Mary Cummock in Ballymoney, ...children Samuel, Mary & John, b. Ballymoney. ...1736 emig.to America, had Jean / Jane, Lettice / Letitia. 4. Miss Ralston m. Thomas Boyd. 5. Miss Ralston m. Mr. Thompson 6. John Ralston d. prior 1767.
Testimonial certificate ref: PRONI T1177/1. "The bearer James Ralston and wife Mary Cummock and 3 children lived within the bounds of this congregation from their infancies and behaved themselves christianly, honestly, soberly, inoffensively and free of scandal known to us now at their removal home to Pensilvania in America, and may be received into any Christian congregation where Providence may determine their settlement or abode, is certified by appointment of the Session at Ballymony this 30th day of May 1736. By Robert McBride MDCC36 Alexander Dunlop."
The will of James' brother Samuel : "RALSTON Samuel of Balleymoney, Co. Antrim, Innkeeper. Dated 4 April 1767. Proved 18 June 1767. Nephew, James Love ; Niece, Mary Todd otherwise Love wife to James Love ; Bro-in-law, David Love ; Elizabeth and Grizzle Love daus of same ; William Love son of said David Love ; Bro-in-law, Thomas Boyd ; Nephew. Samuel Thompson dec'd ; Bro, James Ralston now in America ; Cousin, James Boyd ; Nephew, James son of late bro John Ralston dec'd ; Samuel Ralston son of bro John ; Elizabeth Thompson dau of Samuel Thompson. ................... Would any Adairs have emigrated with any of the above ?