Down Family History

  • Donaghmore Parish
    The history of this ancient parish with some memorial inscriptions from the churchyard.
  • 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.

  • Statistical Survey of County Down
    An online book from 1802 which gives information about property, land, farms, markets and more.