Orr of Castleaverry

Dates in red are approximations to provide a rough time frame.


James Orr of Castleaverry b, 1666 d 3 November 1734
married Mary Jackson b 1668 d 23 Jan 1751


James Orr of Castleaverry, b 1694 d 26 Mar 1737

John Orr b 1695, d 7 Jan 1771 m Mary Reid.

Elizabeth Orr b 1696 m Gawin Hamilton of Ballykeel

Thomas Orr, b 1699 m Eleanor Orr

Janet Orr b 1701 m James Orr of Ballygowan

Jane Orr,b 1703 m John Dunbar of Sletady

Gilbert Orr, b 1704, m Latitia Agnew

Mary Orr, b 1707 m Samuel Malcom of Bootan

Helen Orr b 1710 d 1713

Eleanor Orr



Extract from Gravestone Inscriptions, R J Clarke. Vol 11  Movilla GY.

 [Box tomb] Here lyeth the body of James ORR of Castleavery who departed this life November ye 3d 1734 aged 68 years. Here lyeth his wife Mary JACKSON who departed this life the 23rd of January 1751 aged 83 years. As also the body of his son James who departed this life March 26 1737 aged 43 years. And the body of  his daughter Helen who died in 1713  aged 3 years. Here also lieth the body of Mr John ORR, second son of of said James ORR ,elder, who died the 7th January 1771 aged 76 years. Here lieth the body of John Orr, a child, son to James Orr of Castleavery. As also Henry Flood Orr, a child to William Bruce ORR of Killineather. Here lieth the body of Mary ORR, wife to John ORR of Killineather, daughter to the Rev James REID late of Killinchy, who departed this life  April 15th 1790,aged 86 years. Also her grandson William Bruce ORR  of Killineather, son to James ORR of Castleavery, who was  Captain of the Comber Independent Volunteers from their formation to his death , who departed this life August 30th 1790 aged 30 years.


John Orr, of Killinether, b 1695 d 7 Jan 1771
married Mary Reid b 1704, d 15 Apr 1790
Daughter of Rev James Reid of Killinchy


Mary Orr ( b ca 1725), m James Orr of Newtownards

Gilbert Orr of Castleaverry, b 1704 married Latitia Agnew


James Orr ( b ca 1725) m  Mary Orr of Killinether

Andrew Orr, (b ca 1750)"went abroad"

Latitia Orr

Thomas Orr, of Ballykeel, b 1669 d 1745
married ( ca 1720) Eleanor Orr of Ballykeel, b 1699 d 1732


James Orr ( b ca 1720) m Mary Orr of Ballygowan

Gilbert Orr

James Orr of Newtownards and Castleaverry married ( ca 1755) Mary Orr of Killinether (b ca 1725)


William Bruce Orr, of Killinether  b 1760, d 1790,
( married ( ca 1780) Nancy Cuming )

Letitia Orr

Mary Orr

John Orr d a child

James Orr, (b ca 1720)of Ballykeel, married ( ca 1745) Mary Orr of Ballygowan


Thomas Orr  m Mary Malcom of Ballykeel

Gilbert Orr - went to America

James Orr,Jr, of Ballykeel d 30 Apr 1837

Eleanor Orr m James Orr of Ballybeen

John Orr

Alexander Orr m Mary McConnell

Janet Orr m Matthew Orr of Ballykeel and Crossnacreevy

Mary Orr

Robert Orr

William Bruce Orr b 1760 d 30 Aug 1790
married (ca 1780)  Nancy Cuming.
He was Captain of the Comber Independent Volunteers from its formation until his death.


Henry Flood Orr d a child

James Orr - in West Indies

Thomas Orr - in West Indies

Andrew Orr - in West Indies

John Orr - in West Indies

Robert Orr - in West Indies

If you know anything of this family please share.



There were no Orrs in Castleaverry  in the 1863 Valuation but they are in  Ballyrickard Townland, which is adjacent. These were William Orr  and James Orr both renting land from Thomas Strean.

William had some 82 acres and James (possibly  son of William) had  53 acres.

Any information on these would be greatly appreciated.


DNA male line.

Griffiths Valuation , Comber Parish, 1863.



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