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The ‘real’ Dr Alexander Colville of Galgorm, Ballymena The Mystery of a Seventeenth-century Ulster-Scot Planter

by Familia Ulster Genealogical Review: No. 30, 2014


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Galgorm Castle, one of the finest seventeenth-century houses in Northern Ireland, was built by the Rev. Dr

Alexander Colville (d. 1670). While lurid stories about this ‘warlock clergyman’ (and his ghost) abound, hard facts are rather less easy to come by