John ADAMS, ,of Chequer Hall farm,Ballyweaney,County Antrim

Male 1742 - 1807


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  • Name  John ADAMS, ,of Chequer Hall farm,Ballyweaney,County Antrim 
    Suffix  ,of Chequer Hall farm,Ballyweaney,County Antrim 
    Born  1742  Chequer Hall, Ballymoney, County Antrim Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Aug 1807 
    Buried  the Kilraughts old Church Graveyard, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Adams was one of the pioneers of the industrial revolution in Antrim .

      He had a farm at Ballyweaney (later called Chequer Hall farm) and he registered the freehold of this farm on 30th October, 1780. In the 18th century weaving was usually carried on by weavers working in their own houses, but John Adams was before his time in that he erected a weaving shed on his farm. Here he employed quite a lot of weavers to produce "Chequer" linen, which was woven with blue and white linen thread in the pattern of a chequerboard. The thread was spun and dyed, as well as woven on the premises. There was a substantial trade in Chequer both in Great Britain and in the United States of America. It was particularly popular for the curtains and hangings of four-poster beds of that period. The Chequer was stamped with a brass stamp bearing an illustration of a spinning wheel and the words ... "Jn. Adams, Loughgeel, Antrim" ... round the outside. This brass stamp was found some years age in one of the fields at Chequer Hall when it was being ploughed and came into the possession of J.B. Hamilton, solicitor, of Ballymoney. John Adams died in 1807, and after his death the manufacture at Chequer Hall gradually ceased, and the weaving shed was converted into an ordinary farm building. Ref:Roots in Ulster Soil, by Mullins and Mullins
    Person ID  I21117  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified  23 Oct 2017 

    Family  Elizabeth BORELAND, ,of Ballyboyland,   b. 1746,   d. 8 Feb 1824 
    Married  Abt 1765 
    Children 
     1. John ADAMS, ,Farmer,of Ballyboyland,   b. 1769,   d. 19 Jun 1837, Ballyboyland, Ballymoney, County Antrim , Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary ADAMS,   b. 1771, Chequer Hall, Ballymoney, County Antrim Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1835, Summerville Cemetery , Augusta, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth ADAMS,   b. 1773, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1848, Garvagh , County Derry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ann ADAMS,   b. 1780,   d. 1865
     5. Martha ADAMS,   b. 1783,   d. 1860
     6. Jane ADAMS,   b. 1785, Chequer Hall, Ballymoney, County Antrim Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1848
    Last Modified  5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID  F7952  Group Sheet




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