Benjamin Crawford and Gracefield/Gracehill County, Derry

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  1. Richard P. Clark

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    Hello (my first entry),
    Does anyone have information regarding the Moravian or Church of Ireland congregation at Gracefield/Gracehill in the mid-19th century? My great-grandfather Benjamin Crawford indicated that he was born at Gracefield on his U.S. naturalization papers in 1904. Would love to know what was happening in that location and what, if any, records might exist.
    Thank you and Be Well,
    Richard Clark
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Hello Richard. A very big welcome. C|:-)
    Have to tried gracehillmoravian.org.uk . There is an email address to contact. I had a quick search and found that PRONI has copied all records of the Morovian congregation from the time of their inception 250 years ago. Apparently they were diligent record keepers and so I think this lady may be of help or at least point you in the right direction.
     
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    Could he have been the Benjamin Crawford arriving New York in 1888 age 25?
     
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    There is a burial for a Benjamin Crawford 1859, his wife Sarah and numerous children at St Lurach's Church of Ireland, Maghera County Derry. Gracefield/Woodschapel is situated on Ballymaguigan Road, Magherafelt, Derry.
    These two congregations appear to be entwined in their history in that the land that the Moravians purchased was at Ballmaguigan. I was wondering if this Benjamin Crawford was related to your Benjamin.
     
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