Category Archives: Graves

Elder Graveyards – Co. Antrim

Recently a gentleman tracked me down through the Elder DNA project. He needs help tracking down graveyards or cemeteries near Belfast International Airport and Lough Neagh. If anyone can help he’d be extremely grateful. He plans to visit Northern Ireland near the end of February. Below is part of his email.

I know that a branch of my Family was in Antrim about 1700 before one of them went to America. I am visiting Antrim next month and was wondering if you had any clues about Cemeteries, Graveyards in the area between Belfast International Airport and Lough Neagh? My “Relations” lived in Artemore which I am told by Belfast University is now Ardmore Townland.

Robert Elder, 1937


This gravestone is located at the Second Kilrea Presbyterian Church in Kilrea, Co. Londonderry.

Robert Elder died 15 May 1937. Two daughters are buried with him. Lilly Elder died 12 Nov 1941 and Margaret Elder died 21 Apr 1942. His wife Ellen is also buried with him and she died 23 Jan 1963. Some of the dates are hard to read from photographs. During my next visit to Kilrea, I’ll confirm the dates.