Author: Kevin McGowan

John Mc Gildowney 1820-1887

John Mc Gildowney was born to Charles Mc Gidowney and Rosetta Boyd of the Manor House, Ballycastle. Rosetta Boyd was the Daughter of Ezekiel Davy’s Boyd and Catherine Turnley, the Turnley Family owning the Cushendall estate. We mentioned this family in a previous Ballycastle Biography. Charles and Catherine were to marry in 1819 and a year later the only son and Heir of the Ballycastle Estate. Although little is known of the early days of John’s childhood it was said that he always enjoyed sporting and sports and in particular horses, John was a massive fan of steeplechasing  and by

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