Descendants of Andrew Gawn, Halftown, Co. Antrim:
Born 1777


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The oldest headstone relating to a Gawn in Co. Antrim is to be found in Kilbride graveyard, situated about two miles northwest of the village of Doagh. Whilst this graveyard is beside a Presbyterian Church it predates the church by many years. Originally a Church of Ireland church stood at the edge of the graveyard and this was the burying place for a large part of the district. Whilst the inscription on the headstone does not mention Andrew Gawn, James was his elder brother, so this memorial was to Andrew's father. A headstone to Andrew stands beside his father's grave.




Erected by James Gawn of


In memory of his Father,

who died       


aged 56, 

and his Mother,

died 19/6/1800,aged 56.

Also his daughter, Agnes,

died August 1814 aged 16 years.

With three of his children who died

in infancy.

Also to James Gawn, erector died Dec 8/1816, aged 50 years.

Also James Gawn, son of the erector died 28/12/1835, aged  34 years.

Also grandson, James Bryson, died 19/3/1850, aged 22yrs.




Andrew Gawn