Introduction to the J.B. Armour Papers

Date published: 12 November 2007

Part of: Significant privately deposited archives , A - Introductions to significant privately deposited archives

This is a document summarising some of the most interesting and significant content within the J.B. Armour archive (D1792) held in PRONI.


Around 1300 documents, photographs, postcards and newspaper cuttings, 1859 to 1930, comprising the records of the late Rev. J.B. Armour, Presbyterian Minister and Home Ruler, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, 1841 to 1928.

James Brown Armour was born into a Presbyterian farming family of Scottish ancestry in Lisboy, near Ballymoney, in January, 1841.  He was educated in the early 1860s at both Queen's College, Belfast and Queen's College, Cork graduating eventually from the former in 1866 with a Master's degree in classics.  He then trained to become a Presbyterian Minister at the Assembly College in Belfast and was called to Trinity Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney in July, 1869, a position he held until his retirement in September, 1925.


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