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This record set comprises the Communicant Rolls for the Presbyterian community of Ballyroney near Banbridge County Down, Northern Ireland. A communicant roll is a yearly roll call of communities' members.
Notations in the register include changes to women's names on marriage, the date a member died, or the date a member left the community, often through emigration. Also noted is whether the member was provided with a certificate on leaving the congregation. A certificate acted as a letter of introduction and of good conduct and would allow members to integrate with a Presbyterian community in a new location. Certificates would have been on particular importance to emigrants, their new community would have given them some stability in a strange country.