Papers of the Southwell Charity Schools and Almshouses in Downpatrick, County Down, which was established to house and educate male and female orphans and house male and female old people in 1722. A detailed calendar is available. The collection includes, for example:
A bundle of apprenticeship indentures relating to girls educated at the Blue Coat School, Downpatrick, 1859-1894.

A book giving names of those taken into Southwell Almshouses and School, Downpatrick, 1780-1844.

Applications of admission to Southwell Almshouses and School, Downpatrick, 1865-1971.

Minute book of subscribers to Down Parochial School, 1855-1869.

Minute books of the Trustees of the Parochial Schools, 1879-1890.

Minute books of the Governors of Southwell Charity Schools and Parochial School, 1890-1934.

Minute book of the Management Committee of Southwell Elementary Schools, 1926-1951.

Photographs of portraits of members of the Southwell family, including Lady Betty Cromwell, and photographs of various school mistresses, c1930s.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Century18th, 19th, 20th
Repository NamePublic Record Office of Northern Ireland
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Repository Web Address
CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by Public Record Office of Northern Ireland staff and we are grateful for their assistance. It must be remembered that due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.