Civil Parishes Down Ireland – I wonder, how many know the names of each civil parish in Down?
Down has, or had 70 civil parishes. She has 40 Roman Catholic Parishes. She had 8 Poor Law Unions (these later became Civil Registration Districts). For Down the Church of Ireland Representative Body Library in Dublin has 1 set of parish records.
|Ballyhalbert alias St. Andrew|
The ‘civil’ parish and the Roman Catholic parish are NOT the same group of townlands They are separate entities in relation to genealogical research. Catholics can or could live in one civil parish and be members of a relgious parish with a different name.
Please remember some of these parish spellings might not be exactly as they are today.
‘Search Page’ the IrlAtlas Townland Search form. When you go to this page you will find a form into which you place names and then learn more about these places at the time of the 1851 census of Ireland. You do not have to fill out every column of the form.
The web page to which you are being directed above is hosted by the Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy web site. The book from which the list of placenames was created was based on the townlands listed in the Irish 1851 census and a man who we all knew as John Broderick a.k.a. Sean Ruad (R.I.P.) was responsible for having the whole book typed up by helpful individuals over a number of years. This book the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland’, which was printed by Alexander Thom & Co. of Dublin, gives you the size of a townland, the barony that the townland was in, the name of the civil parish, and the name of the Poor Law Union.
Roman Catholic Parish records for Down online at National Library of Ireland