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County Down 

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County Down Geography

This county is bounded on the east and south by St. George's Channel, on the weft by the county of Armagh, and a small part of Louth, from which it is separated by the river of Newry, on the north by Carrickfergus bay, the county of Antrim, and a part of Lough Neagh, which it scarcely touches. Its greatest length, from Point Cranfield in the south, to Gray Point, its most northerly extremity, is nearly v forty Irish miles; but from Lisburn bridge in the weft, - to Dundrum in the east, it is not more than sixteen. The fifty-fourth degree of north latitude passes close to Point Cranfield, and the sixth degree of west longitude a little to the -weft of Hillsborough. It contains by estimation 344,658 Irish, or 558,289 English acres.

The civil division of the county is into the following baronies:

The sum of these makes 322,469 acres, Irish measure, which taken from 344,658, the contents of the county county at large, leaves 22,489 for the different bays, lakes, &c.

SOURCE:  Dubourdieu, John. Statistical Survey of the County of Down: With Observations on the Means of Improvement : Drawn Up for the Consideration, and by Order of the Dublin Society. Dublin: Printed by Graisberry and Campbell, 1802. Internet resource.

Genealogy and History Resources

Ulster Historical Foundation
12 College Square
East Belfast
Northern Ireland BT1 6DD
Tel: (01232) 33 22 88 Fax: (01232) 23 98 85

Down County Museum
The Mall Downpatrick
County Down BT30 6AH
Down County Museum

GENUKI - County Down

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