Hamilton's Bawn Town
County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Civil Parish Mullaghbrack
Barony Fews Lower
Poor Law Union Armagh
Catholic Diocese Armagh
Catholic Parish Ballymore & Mullaghbrack (Tandragee)
Presbyterian Congregations Drumminis, Redrock, Markethill 1st & 2nd


HAMILTON'S BAWN, a village, in that part of the parish of MULLAGHBRACK which is in the barony of LOWER FEWS, county of ARMAGH, and province of ULSTER, 1 3/4 mile (S.) from Richhill, on the road to Market-Hill; containing 86 houses and 462 inhabitants. This district was granted by Jas. I. to J. Hamilton, Esq., who, in 1619, built a strong bawn of lime and stone, 60 feet square, with flankers; settled 26 British families here, and armed 30 men for the king's service. The bawn was almost entirely destroyed in 1641, when great cruelties are said to have been perpetrated here. This place, which was formerly of considerable note, is the subject of a humorous poem by Dean Swift, entitled "the Grand Question debated whether Hamilton's Bawn shall be a Barrack or a Malt-House." Fairs are held on the 26th of May and November; and a court baron is held for the manor of Johnstown, on the first Monday in every month, for the recovery of debts under 40s. Here is a male and female school, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Blacker. On the hill above the town are the ruins of a castle, which, until recently, was regularly garrisoned.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837


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Available Catholic Records at NLI & PRONI
(other than county heritage centers)

NLI=National Library in Ireland, Dublin
POS=film number
PRONI=Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
MIC.ID=film number

Type Dates Where
Baptisms 1843-1865 POS 5586, MIC.1D/37
Marriages 1843-1865 POS 5586, MIC.1D/37


Available Presbyterian Records at PRONI
(other than county heritage center)

MIC 1P=Order Number

Type Dates Where
Druminnis Marriages 1846-1936 MIC.1P/286
Redrock Baptisms 1808-1986 MIC.1P/285
Redrock Marriages 1812-1936 MIC.1P/285



Church Records

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LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number
Tithe Applotments, 1834 #258465
Griffith's Valuation, 1864 #258750
Registers of Markethill National School, Register of females, 1845-1873 Register of females, 1872-1894 Register of males, 1862-1896 Register of males, 1872-1886 #1656972
Parish register printouts of Mullaghbrack, marriages, 1767-1811 #883867
Tombstone inscriptions and related notes of Mullaghbrack Parish #1279384
Catholic Church Parochial registers of Ballymore and Mulaghbrac, 1843-1856 and 1859-1880 #926031
The Church of Ireland Parish registers, 1764-1811 #1279326
The Church of Ireland parish registers of Mullaghbrack, Diocese of Armagh, County Armagh, 1767-1812 #990092
1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 21/7-30, 31c #808509
1911 Ireland Census, Hamilton's Bawn D.E.D. 22/7-26 Townlands: Ballygroobany, Ballynewry, Carrowmoney, Cornacrew, Corry, Drumachee, Drumatee, Drumfergus, Drumman, Drumnagloy, Drumorgan, Drumshallan, Garvagh, Hamilton's Bawn, Johnstown, Killyruddan, Lurgaboy, Macantrim, Magheradogherty, Mullaghbane #1999921
1911 Ireland Census, Hamilton's Bawn D.E.D. 22/27-32 Townlands: Mullaghbrack, Mullurg, Ratarnet, Rocks, Mullaghbane, Drumorgan or Hamilton's Bawn Town #1999922

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Town(land) Links

Griffith's Valuation, Mullaghbrack Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
1901 Ireland Census, Hamilton's Bawn, Archives of Ireland website
1901 Ireland Census, Hamilton's Bawn Town, Archives of Ireland website
1911 Ireland Census, Hamilton's Bawn TownArchives of Ireland website
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