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William Maynard Sinton (Maynard) of Ballyards, Armagh
 Born
1d 2mo 1860 - Laurelvale, Co. Armagh, Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s228 s743 ]
 Died
31d 12mo 1942 - Ballyards, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s229 s916 ]
 Buried
Friends Burial Ground, Moyallon, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom - [  s229 s916 ]
 Father
Born 2mo 1826 - Died 20d 8mo 1887
 Mother
Born 12 December 1835 - Died 31d 1mo 1900
 Spouse
Born About 1877 -
 Married
16 March 1905 - Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s630 ]
 Child 1
Born 23d 1mo1914 - Died 1975
 Child 2
Born 28d 10mo 1915 - Died 27d 5mo 1940
Ancestral View
GENERAL NOTES
Quaker.

He was "of Ballyards", Co. Armagh.

Linen manufacturer.

The following account is by the organisation who currently occupy Ballyards and who wish to remain anonymous.
The land on which Ballyards stands was purchased in 1713 by the Simpson family, the family prospered in the area around the late seventeen hundreds. There is a record of military achievements in the Royal Irish Fusiliers and also as magistrates in the local area. The family used the waterpower of the Callen River and derived their substantial fortune from linen. Linen was laid out to bleach in the fields around Ballyards. The Simpson family are associated with many local grand properties including Linen Hill House and Beech Hill House, and in the 1860's Colonel Thomas Simpson constructed the modern building of Ballyards House.
He completed Ballyards House in 1872, although it is thought that he never actually lived in it by the time he died in 1892. His widow continued to live here until she sold Ballyards in 1908. As well as the feature of a tower, Ballyards was built with a conservatory and veranda, both of which are now gone, the building cost in the region of £3,602. The coat of arms found on the sky light in the main entrance hall belong to the Simpson's, it translates as 'King, Kingdom Faithful' a motto that is still practiced to-day but to a different king and kingdom.
The next owner was a local flax miller, Maynard Sinton. He added to the original building and by 1916 there was the oak room extension onto the rear of the house, the nursery and servant quarters in the northeast wing, and the addition of servant quarters and the northwest wing. This almost doubled the size of the original building. It was during this period that the name was changed to Ballyards Castle.
The Sintons of Laurelvale, were flax spinners, weavers, manufacturers and bleachers. Maynard and his wife, formerly Miss Myra Atkinson, of Tandragee had two children, Maynard Jr. and Brigid. Before the Second World War the family employed over 20 staff on the estate including two chauffeurs, a governess (a Miss Glenda Rowe), cooks, servants and gardeners. They kept racehorses and a pack of beagles, as Mr. Sinton was a leading light at 'big shoots' and Irish gun dog trials. The Ballyards cup was presented every year at the Armagh point-to-point races.

Maynard Sinton of Ballyards
S i n t o n. - MAYNARD SINTON, J.P. Ballyards House, Armagh : son of the late Thomas Sinton, J.P., of Laurel Vale, Tanderagee ; born at Laurel Vale, in 1860 ; educated at Kendal, Westmoreland, and privately at Waterford. Chairman of Thomas Sinton, Ltd., flax spinners, weavers, manufacturers, and bleachers : Justice of the Peace for Co. Armagh; High Sheriff, 1892 ; member of Armagh County Council. Recreations : hunting and shooting. Married Myra, daughter of W. H. Atkinson, Park View, Tanderagee. Clubs : Irish Automobile ; United Service, Dublin ; Stephens Green, Dublin ;Union, Belfast ; and County Armagh.
Mr. Maynard Sinton, J.P.
Entry from 'Ulster Contemporary Biographies of 1910' supplied by Nigel Wylie, June 2007

Ballyards Castle, circa 1920
Ballyards Castle, circa 1920. The conservatory has since been removed.

Group photograph outside Rossmore Castle, Co. Monaghan
Pictured outside Rossmore Castle, Co. Monaghan, in 1927 are, from left to right
Mr. Dick Westerna, Miss Mary Westerna, Mr. and Mrs. Sinton, Ballyards, William 5th Baron of Rossmore and Lady Rossmore, Dr. Campbell Hall, Canon John O'Connor, Major Sterling and Denis Carolan Rushe.

[RFSS Nov 2007]

1911 25hp Daimler
1911 25hp Daimler owned by Maynard Sinton
According to 'The Irish Motor Directory And Motor Annual 1911-12', Maynard was the owner of three cars with registration numbers IB 2, IB 3 and IB 142.

A colour photograph of this model can be seen at Daimler

For more details of this and other Co. Armagh registrations for 1911 - 1912 see Lurgan Ancestry
[RFSS Feb 2013]

1901 Census record taken on Sunday, 31 March.
Residents of a house 45 in Laurelvale (Village) (Mullahead, Co. Armagh)
 SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
1SintonMaynard41MaleHead of FamilySociety of Friends
2SintonArthur38MaleBrotherSociety of Friends
3SintonThomas35MaleBrotherSociety of Friends
4SintonDorothy H.37FemaleSisterSociety of Friends
5SintonJemima28FemaleSisterSociety of Friends
6KellySarah48FemaleServantRoman Catholic
7LavertyMary23FemaleServantRoman Catholic
8McNabneyElizabeth23FemaleServantChurch of Ireland
 BirthplaceOccupationLiteracyMarital StatusSpecified Illnesses
1Co. ArmaghJ.P. & Linen MerchantRead and writeNot Married-
2Co. ArmaghLinen MerchantRead and writeNot Married-
3Co. ArmaghJ.P. & Linen MerchantRead and writeNot Married-
4Co. ArmaghLadyRead and writeNot Married-
5Co. ArmaghLadyRead and writeNot Married-
6NewryCook DomesticCan ReadNot Married-
7 BallymoneyParlour MaidRead and writeNot Married-
8Co. ArmaghHouse MaidRead and writeNot Married-
[RFSS Jun 2010]

1911 Census record taken on Sunday, 2 April.
Residents of house number 4 in Ballyards (Ballyards, Co. Armagh)
 SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
1SintonMaynard51MaleHead of FamilyQuaker
2SintonMyra34FemaleWifeIrish Church
3ColemanMary33FemaleServantRoman Catholic
4BroganMary27FemaleServantRoman Catholic
5BrooneyMarcella25FemaleServantRoman Catholic
6BuckbyMary20FemaleServantRoman Catholic
 BirthplaceOccupationLiteracyMarital StatusYears MarriedChildren BornChildren Living
1Co. ArmaghLinen MerchantRead and writeMarried---
2Co. Armagh-Read and writeMarried6None-
3Co. CorkParlour MaidRead and writeSingle---
4Co. CavanCookRead and writeSingle---
5Co. LouthHouse MaidRead and writeSingle---
6Co. LouthKitchen MaidRead and writeSingle---
[RFSS Jan 2010]

Ballyards from the air, circa 1920
Ballyards Castle circa 1920 viewed from the south-west.
[RFSS Feb 2013]

Headstone of William Maynard Sinton 1860 - 1942
Headstone of William Maynard Sinton 1860 - 1942
Friends Burial Ground, Moyallon, Co. Down
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WILLIAM MAYNARD SINTON
OF
BALLYARDS, ARMAGH
DIED
31ST OF 12TH MONTH
1942
AGED 83 YEARS
 
[RFSS Feb 2014]

MARRIAGE NOTES
Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
Name: Maynard Sinton
Registration District: Banbridge
Event Type: MARRIAGES
Registration Quarter and Year: Jan - Mar 1905
Estimated Birth Year:
Age (at Death):
Mother's Maiden Name:
Film Number: 101260
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 173
Digital Folder Number: 4199362
Image Number: 00486

Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
Name: Myra Atkinson
Registration District: Banbridge
Event Type: MARRIAGES
Registration Quarter and Year: Jan - Mar 1905
Estimated Birth Year:
Age (at Death):
Mother's Maiden Name:
Film Number: 101260
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 173
Digital Folder Number: 4199362
Image Number: 00448
[RFSS Aug 2011]
SOURCES
[ s228 ] Ancestral File - THE SINTON FAMILY - Page 1-11 Ref. 28a - Walter Lyon Sinton / Lulu Bell Sinton / John Ronald Howard Greeves / Robert Francis Speers Sinton / Ann Heacock Sinton - Version 1.01 (Feb 2003]
[ s743 ] Church Record - Religious Society of Friends, Lurgan, Co. Armagh - Monthly Meeting Birth Register - QLB-122   
View Source
[ s229 ] Cemetery Marker - Headstone, Friends Meeting House, Moyallon, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. - H1942-31-12-WMS 
View Inscription
[ s916 ] Church Record - Religious Society of Friends, Lurgan, Co. Armagh - Monthly Meeting Burial Register - QLD-1345   
View Source
[ s630 ] Ancestral File - THE SINTON FAMILY - Page 1-12 Ref. 29 - Walter Lyon Sinton / Lulu Bell Sinton / John Ronald Howard Greeves / Robert Francis Speers Sinton / Ann Heacock Sinton - Version 1.01 (Feb 2003]
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