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Ballywillin, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Baile an Mhuilinn ‘townland of the mill’

Background

The mill referred to in this townland name was recorded earlier in the name of Hugo Dunlapp de le Molenbin’ ie. molendin’ ‘of the mill’, 1621/35.

References

PMcK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Balliwullin1657cHib. Reg. Glenarm
Bellivilline1659cCensus 1659 4
Balllymullen1669ASE 169a
Ballywillin1669ASE 169a
Ballimullan1672cHib. Del. Antrim
B:willian1780Lendrick Map
Baile Mhuillinn ""town of the mill or mill-town""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) B6 B28
~""the town of the mill""1869Joyce i 376
Baile an Mhuilinn ""townland of the mill""2002NIPNP replies KM/ATweed
Barony
Glenarm Upper
Parish
Carncastle
Parish in 1851
Carncastle
Townland
None
Place name ID
16612
Place name type
T