I have just returned from visiting Cushendun where I searched the graveyard of st. Patrick's church ther . My ancestor is Daniel Hamilton born in. Cushendun in 1808. His parents were Daniel Hamilton and Catherine McKay. Daniel enlisted in the British army in 1825 and was discharged 3 years later in Glasgow. He was a canal laborer and supposedly owned a pub in Glasgow at one point. The family ran onto hard times and both Daniel and his wife, Martha Toner, died in Barnhill Poorhouse in Glasgow. I have no information on Daniel's parents at all.
You mentioned searching the Layd/Cushendall parish registers. How can I access these as well as the Culfeightrin parish registers? Any help much appreciated. Thanks, Laurey Lee