Check the Northern Ireland telephone book for Rankins with
addresses for Ballymena.
7 Rankins, none specifically Ballymena but 1 Ballyclare which
from previous searching is very close.
Balleymena (Kirkinriola) Church of Ireland would have early Presbyterian records. Ballymena baptisms from 1788-1871 including burials 1780-1871. The RC have church records for Ballymena (Kirkinriola) 1836-1899.