Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Update on Charles Wesley and 'Jesus Lover of My Soul" (from two posts ago)

The farm where Wesley sought refuge in the old stories (read one of them here) is named as "Island Barn Farm" near Killinchy. It has been pointed out to me today that there is an "Islandbane" townland near Ringhaddy, in Killinchy parish. It is a small outcrop of land into Strangford Lough. It appears to have had just one farmstead - see below an early 1800s map, and a present-day aerial photograph. I think that's the spot.




Zdogk9 said...

One of the things tat always amazed me during my career as a surveyor was how accurate the old timers were.