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|Irish: Cill Éad|
St Catherine's Church of Ireland, Killead
Killead shown within Northern Ireland
|Population||78 (2001 Census)|
|Irish grid reference|
|- Belfast||14 mi (23 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||South Antrim|
|NI Assembly||South Antrim|
- James Molyneaux, now Baron Molyneaux of Killead, was born on August 27, 1920) in the village. He is a Northern Irish Unionist politician and was leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1979 to 1995.
- Reverend Arthur Bell Nicholls, who was the Reverend Patrick Brontë's curate, and husband of Charlotte Brontë, was born in Killead on 6 January 1819.
- James Gordon was born in the parish of Killead on October 31, 1739, attended local schools and emigrated to the United States in 1758, settling in Schenectady, New York. He served in Congress from 1791-1795 and in the State senate from 1797-1804.
- Reverend James Alexander Hamilton Irwin (1876-1954) ministered at the Presbyterian Church at Killead from 1903 to 1926. He was a vocal supporter of Home Rule for Ireland and later became a supporter of Irish independence.
- Charles McCorrie VC 1830-1857 Was born in the Parish of Killead and was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Crimean War in 1853 for throwing a live Russian shell over the Parapet. He died in Malta 9 April 1857.
- James Kirker, emigrated to USA where he was a pirate, grocer, and fur-trapper
On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 5,234 people living in Aldergrove. Of these:
- 22.1% were aged under 16 years and 8.7% were aged 60 and over
- 57.3% of the population were male and 42.7% were female
- 65.9% were from a Protestant background and 23.1% were from a Catholic background.
- 2.2% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.
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