Markethill Town
County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Civil Parish Mullaghbrack (Kildarton after 1851)
Barony Fews Lower
Poor Law Union Armagh
Catholic Diocese Armagh
Catholic Parish Ballymore & Mullaghbrack (Tandragee)
Presbyterian Congregations Drumminis, Redrock, Markethill 1st & 2nd


MARKETHILL, a market and post-town, partly in the parish of MULLAGHBRACK, and partly in the district of KILCLUNEY, barony of LOWER FEWS, county of ARMAGH, and province of ULSTER, 5 ½ miles (E.) from Armagh, on the mail coach road to Newry, and 60 miles (N. by W.) from Dublin; containing 1043 inhabitants, and comprising 195 houses. It consists of one principal street, from which two others diverge, and is situated in the midst of a fertile country, the extensive demesne and splendid castle of Gosford, the property of Viscount Gosford, adding greatly to its beauty. Two miles to the south-west is the Vicar's Cairn, or Carricktole, commanding a most extensive and beautiful view. Dean Swift in his writings notices a favourite spot here, which he named Draper's Hill; it is now within Lord Gosford's demesne. This is a thriving town, having more than doubled its inhabitants and houses within the last ten years; it has an excellent market on Friday, and a fair on the third Friday in each month for cattle and pigs: petty sessions are held every Friday, and quarter sessions for the county, alternately with Ballybot, in a neat sessions-house. The staff of the Armagh militia is at this town; among their muniments is deposited the stand of colours taken by them from the French at Ballynamuck, in 1798. It is a constabulary police station; and here is a small prison, with separate cells for males and females. There are large meeting-houses for Presbyterians of the Synod of Ulster and the Associate Synod, and one for Wesleyan Methodists, also a national school and a dispensary.—See MULLAGHBRACK.
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



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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, 1901 D.E.D. 23/28c, 27, 22-26, 19-21, 28c #808510
1911 Ireland Census, Markethill D.E.D. 24/16  Markethill Town #1999924

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Town(land) Links

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