Census and census substitutes for Down


YearRecordDetailsRef.Where?Published?Publication
details
Sample reference

1630

Muster Roll

Muster Roll of Ulster; also Armagh Co. Library and Public record Office of Northern Ireland ( PRONI D.1759/3C/2)

NL Pos. 206. Also PRONI D 1759/3C/1

NLI

[Unpublished]

1641

Testimonies of 144 witnesses to the 1641 rebellion

Online

[Unpublished]

1642

Muster Roll

Belfast & Dunmurry

T.563/1

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1642

Muster Roll

Donaghadee only

T.3726/1

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1659

Pender's 'Census'

Repr. GPC, 1997, IMC, 2002. LDS film 924648

Online

Census of Ireland c. 1659 Seamus Pender

1939 Dublin The Stationery Office

National Library of Ireland (NLI Ir 31041 c 4)

1660

Poll Tax Returns

Co. Down. Also LDS film 993164

MIC/15A/76

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1661

Books of Survey and Distribution

T.370/A & MIC 532

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1662

Assorted freeholders and voters lists 1662-1929

Online

[Unpublished]

1663

Subsidy Roll

Also National Library of Ireland Pos 206); Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (T.307)

M. 2745

NAI

[Unpublished]

1699

Poll Tax Return

Newry & Mourne

T1046

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1708

Householders

Householders in Downpatrick town

The City of Downe Edward Parkinson

1977 Bangor, County Down Donard Publishing Co

National Library of Ireland NL Ir 94115 p 1

1720

Landed gentry

Down and Antrim landed gentry

24 k 19

RIA

[Unpublished]

1722

School records

Southwell Charity School Downpatrick

D/2664

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1740

Protestant Householders

Kilbroney and Seapatrick. Online: PRONI Name search

T.808/15258

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1746

Voters

"Deputy Court Cheque Book" - freeholders A-G only

D.654/A3/1B

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1766

Diocesan census

Kilbroney, Seapatrick, Inch, Shankill, Tullynakill. Kilbroney, Seapatrick, Inch online: PRONI Name search

Ms 4173

NLI

[Unpublished]

1766

Diocesan census

Lurgan only. Also RCB Ms 23

M2476

NAI

[Unpublished]

1775

Dissenters' petitions

Presbyterians in 1775. Covers congregations in 13 civil parishes. Also NLI Ms 4173. Online: PRONI Name search

T/808/14977

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1775

Dissenters' petitions

Antrim, Ballyclare, Ballymena, Ballynure, Belfast, Carnmoney, Carrickfergus, Donegore, Kilbride and Nilteen, Drumbeg, Lisburn, Larne, Raloo, Carncastle, Kilwaughter, Glenarm and Ballyeaston.

Online: PRONI name search

[Unpublished]

1777

Freeholders Register

DOW 5/3/1 & 2

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1780

Freeholders Register

DOW 5/3/1 & 2

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1790

Freeholders

Lecale barony, c.1790

T.393/1

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1795

Freeholders Register

DOW 5/3/1 & 2

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1796

Spinning-Wheel Premium List

Online

Also FTM CD 27 "Irish Flax Growers"

Spinning-Wheel Premium List Index

1988 All-Ireland Heritage

1798

Persons who suffered losses ...

Persons who suffered losses in the 1798 rebellion. Propertied classes only

I 94107

NLI

[Unpublished]

1799

Muster Rolls

Militia Pay Lists and Muster Rolls

T.1115/4A C

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1803

Agricultural survey

Records housholders, occupations and agricultural possessions. Covers parts at least of 30 parishes. More than 11,000 names

D/654/A2/1-37A-C

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1813

Freeholders

Also LDS film 258701

T.761/19

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1815

Voters

Downpatrick electors

Ms 7235

NLI

[Unpublished]

1820

Householders

Lisburn householders

T679/107-112

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1821

Government census

Some extracts

Thrift Abstracts

NAI

[Unpublished]

1823

Tithe Books

Also Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Ulster counties); National Library of Ireland (microfilm), and Derry Genealogy Centre (database)

Online for the Republic

NAI

[Unpublished]

1824

Freeholders

T.761/20

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1831

Memorial of the Inhabitants of part of Cos Down Armagh praying for relief

April 21 1831. More than 1300 names, "more particularly in the neighbourhood of Shane Hill" - Knocknashane?

OP 974/122

NAI

[Unpublished]

1837

Excise licences

Belfast, Carrickfergus and Lisburn excise license holders and applicants

13 (2) Appendix 10, 13

Parliamentary Papers 1837, Reports from Committees

National Library of Ireland

1837

Inhabitants

Lisburn householders, street by street

11, (1) Appendix G, 211-15

Parliamentary Papers 1837, Reports from Committees

National Library of Ireland

1837

Memorial from inhabitants of Lisburn

For Quarter sessions. More than 70 names, with occupations

OP 1837/10

NAI

[Unpublished]

1837

Marksmen (i.e. illiterate voters), Downpatrick and Newry Boroughs

Online

Parliamentary Papers 1837, Reports from Committees

National Library of Ireland

1837

Valuation

Valuation of Newry town (heads of households)

Parliamentary Papers 1837, Reports from Committees Vol. II (1), Appendix G

National Library of Ireland

1839

Workhouse records

Some material, including admissions registers and releif registers, survives for all of the unions of Co. Down. LDS hold microfilm copies of Lurgan (259166-72) and Downpatrick (993164 part, 259159-61)

BG /6, /12, /16, /19, /22, /24, /25

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1841

Local census

Religious census: Aghaderg

Ms 65

RCBL

[Unpublished]

1842

Voters

Voters list

OP 1842/113

NAI

[Unpublished]

1847

Workhouse records

Downpatrick Workhouse records . Also LDS films 25919-61

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1851

Government census

Some extracts

Thrift Abstracts

NAI

[Unpublished]

1851

Inhabitants

Scarva. Also Church of Ireland parishioners 1858, 1860, 1861

Ms 65

RCBL

[Unpublished]

1851

Local census

Presbyterians only

Family Links Vol 1 Nos 5 & 7, 1982/83

c1981- Belfast Irish Genealogical Association,

National Library of Ireland Ir 9292 f 19

1852

Voters

Poll Book (votes cast). Incomplete

D.671/02/5 6

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1852

Voters

Poll Book (votes cast). Incomplete

D.671/02/7 8

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1861

Local census

Presbyterians only: Loughinisland

Family Links Vol 1 Nos 5 & 7, 1982/83

c1981- Belfast Irish Genealogical Association,

National Library of Ireland Ir 9292 f 19

1863

Griffith's Valuation

Online; More information

NLI

[Unpublished]

1868

Local census

Census of the Church of Ireland parish of Shankill, Cos Armagh & Down

LC

[Unpublished]

1884

Inhabitants

A list of inhabitants of the Manor of Ardkeen. Savage estate

D.2223/15/10

PRONI

[Unpublished]

1891

Register of the inhabitants of Killyleagh 1891-1899

Names and occupations of every resident in the town of Killyleagh, the village of Shrigley and the surrounding townlands during the period 1891-1899

DL

[Unpublished]

1901

Government census

Earliest full surviving census for the entire country.

Online

NAI

[Unpublished]

1911

Government census

Second earliest full surviving census for the entire country

Online

[Unpublished]

1912

The Ulster Covenant

Almost half a million original signatures and addresses of those who signed the Ulster Covenant. Online

Online

[Unpublished]


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