Downloadable Map of County Down 1810 by James Williamson

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Downloadable Map of County Down 1810 by James Williamson

#1 Post by silveryfox » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:22 pm

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The map is in four sections (the area around the Point is covered by the third one). Note these are high resolution and very large. Please see (Link broken) and click on the Contents tab. The maps give the local townland names and also the location of the large old houses or demesnes which existed at that time.

If you use the search box with keywords of Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Kilbroney, Kilkeel, etc. the site also contains scanned interview notes from elderly local residents in the 1940s on the Irish Famine, and in the 1950s responses to a questionnaire on travellers.

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#2 Post by Charlotte's Treat » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:39 pm

Virtually all the town lands and the spellings remained the same 100 years later and the roads named after the town lands 200 years later !

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#3 Post by Brian » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:12 am

Thanks for that Jim, I had not seen those before :D

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Also, I noticed that the handwritten letter has been written by Sean Crawford.

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#4 Post by joanne » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:07 pm

My laptop has decided that it doesn't want to open any of the interview notes :bad computer:
Is this Sean Crawford's answer to the questionnaire on travellers? Didn't he have a strange way of writing his "a's"...they look more like "Z's"(At least I think that's what they are supposed to be)

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#5 Post by Brian » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:23 pm

It was by Daniel Ward, but written by Sean. I'll copy the letter down later and re-host it for those having difficulty reading it (the format is a bit odd, you need to save it as a jpeg to read it)

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#6 Post by Brian » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:50 pm

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#7 Post by joanne » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:01 pm

I wonder if any of these phrazes are still in use?

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#8 Post by xpaddy » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:01 am

I wonder why he used the letter z for his
a's.
Also some of his w's look like a u.
I'm surprised because he was a teacher
after all.

I remember the Gypsies camped alongside
the Mount Rd.
The women always came around the doors,
always with a baby in their arms, looking for
sugar or milk.
My mother could never refuse them.

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#9 Post by Padraigin » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:56 pm

That a is old Irish script, (well, maybe not that old).

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#10 Post by Ballygallum Reid » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:20 am

Hello, everyone. :--) This string of posts came up in a search for the Map of County Down 1810 by James Williamson. I have been unable to locate the map, so was very pleased to land here. But then...disappointment...the posted links are broken or do not give access to the map.

By chance, does anyone have a copy saved? If so, would you be willing to share it? Specifically, I am looking for Ballygallum Townland and would be grateful to see it on the 1810 map. Any help/guidance will be gratefully received.

Glad to be on board and we'll see you around.

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#11 Post by Brian » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:22 am

That's the drawback of the internet - even links that are only 4 years old can be out of date (I've edited out the link now) however, a quick check on the UCD website brings up a section on maps

http://libguides.ucd.ie/mapshistIreland

But no mention of that particular one that I can see? I had another look through the site and it is mentioned but I think only available to students/personal viewing so maybe a trip to the university is needed, but I would contact them first.

Possibly somebody has a copy and will post here. ~x(

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#12 Post by silveryfox » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:32 am

Ballygallum Reid

Welcome to the Forum! I've sent you a PM containing my personal email. If you would like to email me I can send you the relevant section (although attachment size might be an issue). I'll be able to sent it to you next week.

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#13 Post by Ballygallum Reid » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:00 pm

Thanks, Brian and Jim. I looked around the site, too, and couldn't find anything on the 1810 maps. But, Jim to the rescue! :clapping: Thanks for offering to attempt a send via email. With luck, the file won't be too large for that.

For your information, I am looking at Ballygallum Townland for the Reid family. Several of them were freeholders and some would still have been there in 1810.

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#14 Post by silveryfox » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:00 pm

Hi BR

I've emailed you the relevant map segment.

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#15 Post by Ballygallum Reid » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:23 pm

Hi, Jim. The map has been received and is terrific. Thank you so much for your time and kindness.

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