Down Family History

  • County Down Convicts
    The gaol of County Down was specifically for convicts who were due to be transported to Australia. It was kind of a holding area.

    The website has two databases which together have over 1700 names of convicts transported to either New South Wales or Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).

    The records give a remarkable details including the date of the trial, charge, sentence, appearance, and more.

    County Down convicts transported
    County Down Gaol convicts transported