The Killinchy Presbyterian Church and Graveyard is located some 15 kilometres S.E. of Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is situated on the secondary road from Ardmillan to Balloo approximately 3/4 of a kilometre N.W. of the small village of Killinchy and about 4 kilometres S.E. of the townland of Tullynagee.
This small church obviously played an important roll in the life of the McCullough family. Church records show that between 1812-1837 some 67 McCullough children, including James McCullough 1820-1910 and his Brothers and Sisters were baptised there. James 1820-1910 married Elinor Moorhead 1820-1906 there in 1843.
Records also show for the period 1812-1837 that some 66 Moorheads including Elinor Moorhead 1820-1906 and her Brothers and Sisters were also baptised. Elinor's Parents David Moorhead and Jane Lowry were married there in 1813. There is also many references to Lowry baptisms.
Buried in the graveyard are James McCulloch 1729-1801, his wife Mary 1735-1799 and their daughter Jane 1766-1794. Also beside them are Joseph McCullough 1771-1858, his wife Ellen 1771-1840, their daughter Ellen 1804-1878, their son James 1799-1882 and his daughter Mary 1836-1891 wife of John Kerr and their daughter Ellen 1804-1878. [Relationship unconfirmed.] This grave is against the end wall of the left hand building in the above photo. [refer gravestone inscriptions below]
The Church in the village of Killinchy is Anglican, the grave yard contains Moorheads and Lowry's.
The area around Killinchy is rich rolling pastoral land that slopes gently towards Strangeford Lough, some 2 kilometres to the East. It is a very picturesque area.