Downshire, Marquesses of

Downshire Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Family, political and general correspondence, 1707-1868, and estate correspondence, legal and financial records, 1523-c.1953, relating to all the Irish estates and some of the English estates of the Downshire family which were managed from the Irish seat and estate office at Hillsborough Castle, Co. Down. The founder of the family fortunes, Moyses Hill, came to Ireland as a landless adventurer dur ...