William Alfred PINKERTON

Male 1887 - Yes, date unknown


Personal Information

  • Name William Alfred PINKERTON 
    Born 1 Nov 1887 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • William was a well known figure in agricultural circles in County Antrim.

      After graduating from the Royal College of Science , he travelled to India to take up a position on one of the largest tea plantations in Assam.
      Due to ill health he was forced to return to Ireland where he was appointed an agrictural advisor.He lectured for two years in Ballymoney and Megherafelt and after his fathers death took over the running of the family farm, and specialised in growing selected stocks of potatoes.

      He was President of North Antrim Farmers Union,served as a member of the Potato Marketing Association, the North Antrim Committee of Agriculture, and the North Antrim Regional Education Committee. He was also co-opted as a member of the North Antrim Council, and the North Antrim Committee of Agriculture.

      The William Pinkerton school in Dervock was named in his honour.
    Person ID I676  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2019 

    Father William PINKERTON, ,of Dunaverny.,   b. 14 May 1838, Dunaverney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1919, Dunavainey, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Isabella BROWN, ,of Ballinaloob.,   b. 17 Jan 1850, Ballynaloob, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1929, Ballynaloob, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1874  Kilraughts First Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William and Isabella were 1st cousins.
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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