John Black, b 1590, First Black into Ireland from Scotland

John Black was born 1590 in Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland, and died 1653 in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland . He was the son of John Black and Elizabeth Bessie Locart. He married Janet Jobsone Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland. John Black arrived in Ireland about 1619 as a colonizer in county Antrim. This was at the time of the Ulster Plantation. Although county Antrim was not part of the Plantation, they did follow Plantation guidelines.

Muster records show John Black was a tenant on Adare properties, Ballymena, Upper Toome, Country Antrim, Ireland.  The town is built on land given to the Adare (Adair) family by King Charles I in 1626, on the basis that the town hold two annual fairs and a free Saturday market in perpetuity. It incorporates an area of 244 square miles and is home to large villages such as Cullybackey, Galgorm, Ahoghill and Broughshane, where his son was born in 1620.

He was  a defender for Mr Adare during the Ulster Plantation. Mr Black was proficient with a Sword and Pike. A pike is a pole weapon, a very long thrusting spear formerly used extensively by infantry.

 

The Register of Marriages for the parish of Edinburgh 1595-1800 Black, John, Cordiner, Janet Jobsone, 9 July 1618

 

Mr Adares Muster Rolls, Ulster Plantation

 

Mr Adares 1930 Muster Rolls, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland

 

 

                           John Black, Belfast, Ireland Lineage

John E. Black

   Reuben E. Black b 1901 Lehi, Arizona d 1981 American Fork, Utah

      Nephi Black b 1870 Kanosh, Utah d 1959 Las Vegas, Nevada

         George Black b 1823 Lisburn, Ireland d 1850 Kanosh, Utah

           William Y Black b 1784 Lisburn, Ireland d 1873 Rockville, Utah

              William Black b 1744 Belfast, Ireland d 1835 Lisburn, Ireland

                 William Black b 1696 Belfast, Ireland d 1760 Malone, Ireland

                    John Black b 1647 Belfast, Ireland d 1725 Belfast, Ireland

                       John Black b 1620 Broughshane, Ireland d 1721 Belfast, Ireland

                          John Black b 1590 Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland d 1653 Belfast, Ireland