Love, life and the family in the Ulster Presbyterian community, 1780-1844

  • Leanne Calvert

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Using the concept of gender, this thesis examines how members of the Ulster Presbyterian community experienced family life as adherents of a distinctive religious tradition, between 1780 and 1844. Drawing on Presbyterian church records, personal correspondence, diaries and other personal and family papers, it examines five areas relative to the history of the family: Courtship, Marriage, Parents and Young children, Youth and adolescence, and Widowhood.
Date of AwardJul 2015
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SupervisorMary O'Dowd (Supervisor)


  • gender
  • family
  • Presbyterian history

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