Ros Davies' Co. Down, Northern Ireland Family History Research Site

© Rosalind Davies 2001
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Articles & Lists available for Co. Down, Ireland

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Place Name Type of Article/List
Ardglass area Gun's Island, Killard ; story about smugglers in 19th century
Ballynahinch A History of the Area
Ballynahinch A history of the Presbyterian church from 1696 (written 1822); information on its ministers; church records 1696-1735; marriages 1696-1733;births 1696- 1735;Testimonials 1705-1734
Blaris Lisburn; List of people involved in the Parish Works program 1836
Blaris Lisburn ;List of people who subscribed to a charity in 1836
Broclough in Kilmore parish; A One Place Study
Carrickmannon in Killinchy parish; a poem written by William H. Cleland in 1888
Co. Down subscribers to newsgroup for Co. Down & their research interests
Crossgar in Kilmore Parish; an account of the Battle of Crossgar in March 1849
Drumaroad in Loughinisland parish; Catholic Church- A commemorative sermon from 1853- article; DR
Dromara Recollections about Orange Lodge Band, & 1st Presbyterian church; MO
Dromore Article about life in Dromore around 1880- told by Sarah Clarke; MO
Drumnaconnor or Drumnaconagher; in Kilmore parish; A One Place Study
Hillsborough List of people who subscribed to a charity in 1836
Hilltown Article by Mrs. Sarah Mussen whose husband owned a corn & flax mill; MO
Kilcoo Fairy Crack from Drumena & Tullyree; MO
Killaney Murder in Carricknaveagh 1900
Killinchy James Patterson's diary of 1827
Killough Story about a haunted field in Knockavally; DR
Killyleagh Census Police Station Census of the Inhabitants of Killyleagh ,Shrigley, Commons, Corporation, Ardigon, Ballygoskin,, Ballymacaron, Ballymacromwell, Ballytrim, Ballywillan, Clea, Derryboy, Lisnaw, Maymore & Mullagh- 1891-1899
Kilmore Drumnaconnor/Drumnaconagher townland; A One -Place Study
Loughinisland Catholic parish life in 19th century- article
Loughriscouse in Newtownards parish; a list of farmers there in 1836
Magheradrool History of Magheratimpany townland : DR
Magheralone in Kilmore parish; A One Place Study
Magheralone in Loughinisland parish; transcript of assault trial from 1852 ; DR
Murvaclogher in Kilmore parish; A One Place Study
Newcastle an article about the opening of the railway line to Newcastle
Newry List of people who subscribed to a charity in 1836
Saintfield 1798 Rebellion & Rev. Thomas Ledlie Birch
Saintfield Reformed Presbyterian Church; article on church discipline in 1868
Tullylish working conditions in a power loom weaving factory
Tullyratty in Ballyculter parish; article on the lead mines of 1850s
Other General Articles .
1851 Census of Durham UK all Irish families extracted; no counties of origin given unfortunately
Church addresses a list of churches in the current phone book & their addresses
Famine 1845-1850 How The Famine affected Co. Down 1845- 1848
Flynn Surname file This is my research into the Flynn family from Magheradroll & Dromara area
A Hanging Last Speech of William Gaddis, hanged for the murder of Adam Heslip in 1818
Interview with Down Recorder I was interviewed by the newspaper in March 2015 about my website
Irish Place Names Topographical terms; a translation of the parts of Irish place names
Kerr/Carr Surname file This is my research into the Kerrs of Kilmore parish & surrounding area
McGurnaghan Surname File This is my research into the McGurnaghan family & variant spellings
Marner Surname file A list of all Marners born in Co . Down
Naming pattern traditions Old Irish traditional ways
Newspaper address a list of current newspapers & their addresses
Newspaper articles Belfast Newsletter
Downpatrick Recorder newspaper; also see above with DR code
Mourne Observer newspaper ( see above with MO code)
O'Hare surname To view my research of this surname in the Dromara/ Ballynahinch area
Poor Law Unions A list of parishes in each Poor Law Union
Railways in Co. Down A list of articles from the Down Recorder newsaper re the opeing of the railways; DR
Railway in Newcastle An article about the opening of the railway to Newcastle
Schools in 19th century A list of schools in townland order and information about them
Schools in 19th century A list of schools in parish order
School Photos A list of what I have and can email
Ships a list of ships which plied the Co. Down coast & some information
Sinking of SS Alder & deaths of Capt. & Mrs. Robert Campbell of Kilkeel -April 1937
Death of Thomas Watson 1906 Newtownards Chronicle account of a body found on Comber Racecourse Oct 1906


by Ros Davies