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Name: Dan Maroney <djmgen1@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-11-05
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Donnelly
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States, Rhode Island, Providence & Pawtucket
What year did they immigrate? 1870, 1886, 1889, 1895
Comments:
Thank you for sponsoring this page. How about having a list of those who immigrated to other counties.
Name: Bernard Donnelly
Immigrated: about 1870
Ship: ?
Port of Departure: Moville (?#
Port of arrival: NYC #?#
Lived: Providence, RI
Parents: John and Jane #Muldoon)Donnelly
Townland: Coa
ETC.

Thanks,
Dan Maroney
SLC, Utah
djmgen1@gmail.com

 

Name: Lisa <lisad101_8@msn.com>
Date: 2013-10-15
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Teague, Morris
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States
What year did they immigrate? 1895
Comments:
I really appreciate having this webpage to look at while I research a bit of family history. Thank you for all the useful info and links!
 

Name: SEAN ROCHE <seanroche1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-31
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? FEE McCaffrey McDonagh
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? 1800-1930
Comments:
Looking for a FEE family connection to James McCaffrey living in Pennsylvania in 1930.

Also a FEE family connection to Kate McDonough/McGlinchey living in Boston in 1900.

 

Name: Sandra Trimble <str45626@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2012-08-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Trimble
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1920
Comments:
Tracing family Trimble of Mullaghkippen, Derrybrusk, Fermanagh
 

Name: Maree Curran <snugent@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2012-07-25
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Curran, Bell, Little, McGourty
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia (Curran)
What year did they immigrate? abt 1860
Comments:
Looking for any information on these lines.
Maree

 

Name: melissa wery <bammkids@aol.com>
Date: 2012-07-02
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Chittick and Funston
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1846-1851
Comments:
A relative is coming to Fermanagh Ireland in a couple days and wondering if our relatives married in Derryvullen where would she go to do research on the family. If just so happens that she can stop in Ireland. There were other relatives that were born in Tyrone CO, Ireland. Thanks for you help and for putting all the info online. It has helped!!
Melissa Wery

 

Name: doug gibson <doug.gibson@bell.net>
Date: 2012-06-29
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? gibson
If they immigrated to other countries, where? canada
What year did they immigrate? 1840
Comments:
would like to find more about them
 

Name: Gloria Kasper <kaspergloria@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-25
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Stinson
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? abt 1842
Comments:
Edward Stinson wife Jane. children Mary 1820, Anne 1824, John 1825, Catherine ?? Jane 1821, William 1832, Edward 1833, Margaret 1834. I am trying to find wout where they came from.
 

Name: Margaret Craig <margbill@rogers.com>
Date: 2012-05-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? COLE
Comments:
My grandfather, Alexander, went to Scotland, before 1880 and my father subsequently came to Canada in 1919.
 

Name: Jenny Murphy <jennymacd@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2012-05-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Private John Murphy
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Nova Scotia,Canada
What year did they immigrate? ?
Comments:
We believe was discharged in 1812,.Married in chester,Nova Scotia in 1824. We believe he left Fremanagh.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are going over in 10 days to the area.
Thank you ,Jenny

 

Name: Jenny Murphy <jennymacd@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2012-05-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Private John Murphy
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Nova Scotia,Canada
What year did they immigrate? ?
Comments:
We believe was discharged in 1812,.Married in chester,Nova Scotia in 1824. We believe he left Fremanagh.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are going over in 10 days to the area.
Thank you ,Jenny

 

Name: Allan McKenney <aemckenney@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? MacManus + Moran
If they immigrated to other countries, where? England
Comments:
Am doing family research on both named families. My brother David was married to Margaret Moran in London, Eng. in the 1960s. Am trying to find out what I can on either family. Her father's name was, Frank Moran, and her mom's name was Mary Mc Manus. As of yet I do not know when they went to England. Thank you, Allan.
 

Name: D. Martin <freddyjo00@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-01
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Walker, McDonough, Bennett
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada then to U.S.
What year did they immigrate? 1830 to Canada
Comments:
I am planning a genealogy trip to Fermanagh and other counties in Ireland in May 2012
 

Name: Jennifer Maguire-Rowe <jmay@onthenet.com.au>
Date: 2011-12-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Brown, Funston
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1862
Comments:

ANDREW BROWN was born abt 1846, Northern Ireland and migrated to NSW, Australia in 1862. His parents James Brown and JANE FUNSTON #Mary Jane# were recorded in The Church of Ireland Marriage Licence Bonds, Diocese of Clogher in 1832. We have no further information about this family in Ireland and as Andrew was born 14 years into the marriage, would no doubt have siblings. If anyone has come across them during their research please contact me, it would be most appreciated. Thanking you, Jennifer

 

Name: Jennifer Maguire-Rowe <jmay@onthenet.com.au>
Date: 2011-12-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Maguire, Arthurs
If they immigrated to other countries, where? New Zealand
What year did they immigrate? c 1863
Comments:
From the "County Fermanagh Northern Ireland, Church of Ireland Marriage Licence Bonds, Diocese of Clogher Extracts, I have found the marriage of John Maguire & Ann Arthurs in 1822. Is it possible to obtain further information from these "Extracts" & if so, how?
Their son James Arthurs Maguire, born on 18 July 1840 in Monea, Fermanagh, migrated to New Zealand abt 1863 & married Henrietta Jane Luscombe on 6 February 1868 at Westport, New Zealand.
I am looking for any information about John & Anne Maguire, & of any children. Also further information about James Arthurs Maguire's christening, & where.

This is a great site!
Many thanks, Jenny Maguire-Rowe


 

Name: Brendan o'Brien <brendanobrien64@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-27
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? obrien/ or obrine
Comments:
Great site just discovered my great great great grandfather his wife and children. Prior to looking at this site I had only reached the great great stage! I am delighted with the result.They came from Derryvullen Irvinstown James OBrine and his wife and children discovered on the 1841 Fermanagh fragment census many thanks.Brendan o'Brien.
 

Name: Elizabeth Forrest <lizforrest9007@gmal.com>
Date: 2011-05-10
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Johnston
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? late 1860s or 70s
Comments:
Trying to find out info on a Mary Jane Johnston who emigrated to Aus.to join her brother Hugh.She later married a Thomas Forrest originaly from Co. Donegal. Was told she came from a place called Bodara??? but can't find it on any maps any information would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Patricia Fiedler <pjf0234@aol.com>
Date: 2011-05-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Miller and Nixon
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? I do not know
Comments:
My Grandmother was a Miller.Margaret Jane Miller..siblings Prudence, who was Born in Enniskillen June 11th 1882..other siblings Andrew, George, Robert, John, Marylin and Elsie. I am looking for any information available..Thank you
 

Name: Bob Connell <bobc@metasuite.com.au>
Date: 2011-01-25
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Copeland Day
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia England
What year did they immigrate? 1880-1905
Comments:
Happy to share what I have with any interested parties
 

Name: David Irvine <quince@eastlink.ca>
Date: 2011-01-21
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Irvine
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Scotland and Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1817-1820
Comments:
There is definitely an Irish connection, but we do not know if it was before or after Scotland.
 

Name: Sheryl Knight <sheryl_5@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2010-12-29
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Knight
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1827
Comments:
I'm looking for any information on William Knight and/or his wife Jane Patterson. William was from County Tyrone, I thought...but then I found a birth for W. Knight, born right time, in County Fermanagh...so now I'm not sure. On William's death certificate (he died in Ontario, Canada, in 1888), his home birth place was listed at County Tyrone, Ireland, but that doesn't mean he was born there.
 

Name: Marianne Kelly <mtkelly1@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2010-12-13
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Quinn
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1876----1892
Comments:
My gr.grandmother was Mary Quinn born to John Quinn and Bridget Barry in Lisnaskea in 1859.her siblings Richard b.1861,Kate b.1864,John b.1869 and Roseanne b.1877 all came to Queensland Australia.I think that there would have been other siblings and i would be grateful for any advice about how I could find this out.
 

Name: Peter Alford-Seymour <peterbees@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-02
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Montgomery,Willoughby, McDowell,Shaw, Creighton,Robinson,Kenedy,Armstrong
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Quebec Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1822 and 1845
Comments:
Originally from Scotland Innermissen Stranraer and Garthland, to Ireland, Co.s, Down, Monaghan and then Tyrone and Fermanagh. Methodists.
 

Name: Susanne Russell <susanne.russell@Sympatico.ca>
Date: 2010-10-17
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? William and Mary Fleming
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Ontario, Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1838?
Comments:
William born 1793, County Fermanagh. Mary, born 1803. I can't get back any further. They had 4 children - Samuel, who moved to Emerald, Wisconsin, born 1839 is my Great Grandfather. His son Isaac, who emigrated to Alberta, Canada is my Grandfather.
 

Name: arden wade <ardenwade@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-14
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? wade
If they immigrated to other countries, where? canada
What year did they immigrate? 1828-33
Comments:
This site is fantastic, I have located the ancestors that came to Canada over the years indicated, and have identified many of their relatives that didn't
 

Name: Joan Barry <ged_barry@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-09-09
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Thomas Sales/Bridget Curry
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1870
Comments:
Mary Ann Sales born Enniskillen 1853 with her brothers John, William, Joseph immigrated to Qld. Australia on "The Flying Cloud"1870. parents Thomas Sales/Bridget Curry dead at that time and believed staying with an uncle a Minister of Religion, Enniskillen.
 

Name: Julie <carmody_family@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-06-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Arthur Duncan & Bridget Cullen
Comments:
My G.Great grandparents were Arthur & Bridget Duncan of Drumduff,Drumkeeran,Barony of Lurg.
My G.G.Grandmother Bridget died in 1881 and my Great grandmother their daughter disagreed with her fathers choice of a new wife and left Ireland for Australia 1886-7

 

Name: Linda Kaden <lindakaden@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-25
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Snow & McIntyre
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Scotland
What year did they immigrate? bef 1851
Comments:
For a University Project I am researching James Snow and Ann McIntyre or McIntar b abt 1798. They had at least 3 children Francis b abt 1833, Patrick b abt 1835 and Mary b abt 1837. Census records in Scotland indicate that the children at least were born in Fermanagh possibly Inniskillen. This site has so much information but I have not found anything relating to this family. Any help would be appreciated. I will share my research with any interested relatives.
 

Name: Barbara Elersich <barbe1937@msn.com>
Date: 2010-04-13
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Jane Keys
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States
What year did they immigrate? 1833
Comments:
Jane Keys who married James Robinson,was my gggrandmother.
Her parents were Andrew Keys and Elizabeth Johnson.

 

Name: Judy Konojacki <jkonojacki@shaw.ca>
Date: 2010-04-03
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Clarke, Whitley
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? unknown
Comments:
What a wonderful site this is!! Full of information. Thank you for doing all this work!
Judy

 

Name: Katie Gibson Fritze <dfritze@sc.rr.com>
Date: 2010-03-30
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Carruthers and Rae
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? possibly around 1858
Comments:
I am looking for any information regarding Hazelbank Estate. My parents will be visiting your area in July and would love to know something about it.
 

Name: Charlie Diver <charliejohndiver@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2010-03-14
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Gallagher,Nolan,Cassiday.
If they immigrated to other countries, where? U S A.
What year did they immigrate? Not Known
Comments:
Great site lots of information,My grandfathers name was Bernard Gallagher,in 1919 he married my grandmother Annie Nolan, in Enniskillen.I was told my grandfather was first cousins to the Cassidays.Bernard was born 1 10 1893 died 10 10 1974 in Clydebank Scotland.Annie was born 9 3 1897 and died 7 7 1969 also Clydebank.Would be very gratefull for any information on these lines. Charlie
 

Name: Patricia Hughes <pathugs@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-02-02
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Armstrong
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1854
Comments:
This is a great site, with so much information.
It helped so much with the history.
Thank you very much,
Pat.

 

Name: Jim Breen <jambre1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-10
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Breen,MacMackin, McCusker
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? 1923
Comments:
Looking for connections to Breens from Brockagh, Tempo, Enniskillen Parish.
 

Name: Cathryn Hall <cm.hall@powergate.ca>
Date: 2009-06-08
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Spence
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? cir 1845
Comments:
My great Grandfather named William James Spence.birth cir 1834 I have not been able to locate any other family members gravestone says born Fermanagh. Arrived during potato famine. Any help would be appreciated thank you
 

Name: Rob Miller <dy.Miller5226@dangerbase.com>
Date: 2009-06-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? none
If they immigrated to other countries, where? None
What year did they immigrate? None
Comments:
Cool site.
 

Name: Janet Black <blackstump@internode.on.net>
Date: 2009-05-07
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Vance James
If they immigrated to other countries, where? looking for James VANCE who married ann STEEN
What year did they immigrate? We think they lived in fermanagh
Comments:
James VANCE & Ann Vance nee Steen had a son John .
John Vance married Jane EMERSON in 24th 1847 Enniskillen Fermanagh .Jane's father was Joesph Emerson.
Can you please help us to find James & Ann Vance nee steen.

 

Name: Jane Johnson <jarajohnson@mountaincable.net>
Date: 2009-04-02
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Foy
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1847
Comments:
In 1825 at Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Elizabeth Carson m. ? Foy and he d. after 1836 in Enniskillen. In 1847, Elizabeth came to Canada with children, William P., b.about 1827; Sarah (my great grandmother), b. 1 Oct. 1828; Rebecca, b. about 1830; John, b. about 1833 and Mary, b. 1834.
I don't know when Elizabeth's husband died. All children were born in Enniskillen. I have more information on William P. Foy and Sarah Foy Todd.
I know nothing more than this about the family in Ireland.

 

Name: Anne Rankin <annemrankin@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-03-09
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? MILLER / MILLAR
Comments:
What a wonderful project!
 

Name: Don Funston <dfun@montrose.net>
Date: 2009-03-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Funston
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? 1804
Comments:
Searching for info on Paul Calvin Funston. Was listed as flax grower in county Fermanagh.
 

Name: tom mckenzie <coyotetom@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-18
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? alexander henry mckenzies
If they immigrated to other countries, where? scotland
What year did they immigrate? 1800 s
Comments:
looking for my grandfather
 

Name: Karen Larsen Andrew Miles <karenla.miles@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-03-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Gaw
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Pennsylvania, Virginia, United States
What year did they immigrate? about 1781
Comments:
Three brothers, James, Robert & John Gaw were born in Eniskillen and immigrated, leaving behind a father and a sister. Their mother's maiden name was presumably Sarah Miles, their father's name unknown. James ended up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Robert and John in Woodstock, Virginia. Robert stayed in Virginia, but John (my ancestor) emigrated to Missouri in 1818. He died in 1822. He was married to Catharine Bowe in 1788 & had 6 children. When Catharine died, he married Mary Miller in 1805 and had 8 more children. Please contact me if you have any information on any Gaws in Eniskillen.
 

Name: Beverley Lane <wabga@bigpond.com>
Date: 2008-03-01
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Roper/Trotter
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Roper - Scotland to Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1849
Comments:
Thomas Roper b: 1810 in Irvinestown, Fermanagh. Don't know his parents names, but in the 1821 Derryvulin census he is shown staying with his grandparents David & Catherine Trotter.
 

Name: Stephen Hall <lancia@aapt.net.au>
Date: 2008-02-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Hall
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? around 1919
Comments:
George Hall was my grandfather who was born at Drumlught, Lisnaskea 1900. His father's name was Hugh. I believe that the family grave is in the Church of Ireland, Lisnaskea.
I have enjoyed your site.
Thank you.

 

Name: ann o donnell <anncha77@eircom.com>
Date: 2008-02-01
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? peter mc guire
If they immigrated to other countries, where? co donegal
What year did they immigrate? 1903
Comments:
i am looking for a peter mc guire,s family in co fermanagh.
hope to hear from someone soon.
thank you ann.

 

Name: debbie kinder <debbie_kinder@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? patrick maguire
If they immigrated to other countries, where? australia
What year did they immigrate? unknown
Comments:
patrick born in fermanagh,died 1900 in peelwood australia.marriedjane ford in australia.children,robert,elizabeth,john,james,rosanna,unknown,catherine,alice all born australia.....who are patricks parents and siblings?? any help would be appreciated on anything to do with the maguire famil. thanks.
 

Name: Fiona Mcilroy <fimac49@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2008-01-20
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Mcilroy,Fitzsimmons
Comments:
Its a great website but Im still struggling to find info on my ggg granparents Michael Mcilroy born 1797 and Margaret Fitzsimmons.Like to know how I could obtain any birth or marriage certificates for them.

 

Name: Rhonda Rummel <rcrinky@aol.com>
Date: 2007-11-17
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McGuire
What year did they immigrate? 1700's
Comments:
I am a decendant of the McGuires. I live in Lexington, KY USA. Iam am working on an extended geneology project for my family. This site has been extremely helpful to me . Thank You!
 

Name: Fay Kenny <rfkenny@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-10-01
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Eustace
If they immigrated to other countries, where? New Zealand
What year did they immigrate? 1883
Comments:
Greetings from Kaiapoi New Zealand, My great grandfather was born in County Fermanagh, His name was JAMES EUSTACE.
He arrived at the Port of Lyttelton, South Island New Zealand on 21-10-1883 on the ship 'TARANAKI' He was aged 24 years and was a labourer. I am researching the Eustace Family. JAMES Married ANNIE HANNAHAN from County Clare 1892 and had one child ANDREW JAMES EUSTACE who was my grandfather. ANDREW had 3 sons and 5 daughters and they all lived in the Kaiapoi area n z .I would like to find out anything about my Ancestors from County Fermanagh. Many Thanks for your site, Fay Kenny

 

Name: Carole Sherr <carsherr@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-12
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Robert and Jane Wilson, Daughter Rebecca
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
What year did they immigrate? 1862
Comments:
Rebecca Wilson, Mullaghmeen, married John H. Thompson, Drumsonnus, County Tyrone in Magheracross Church of Ireland, Ballinamallard in 1861 before emigrating from Northern Ireland to Liverpool to New York City in 1862. Rebecca's parents remained in County Fermanagh and John's parents, John and Elizabeth Thompson remained in Drumsonnus.

This is an excellent website!

 

Name: Ellen Lyne <doubletrouble1@iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2007-09-12
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McManus/O'Connell
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Qld Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1852-3
Comments:
A gggrandmother of mine Sarah McManus ( b.1833) arrived in Moreton Bay Qld Aust. aboard the "Florentina" on 29/04/1853. She was born in Enniskillen and her parents were Hugh McManus and Mary O'Connell. Would like to find out more about her family.
 

Name: Ellen Lyne <doubletrouble1@iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2007-09-12
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McManus
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1853
Comments:
Very informative.
 

Name: Rosemary Warne <warne@mcmaster.ca>
Date: 2007-09-08
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Edgerton
Comments:
Looking for information on the family of Thomas Nixon Edgerton
 

Name: maggie mccann <obins@shaw.ca>
Date: 2007-08-31
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? leonard
Comments:
i am looking for my grandma sarah leonard she was born around 1862 i did find the leonard family in the 1901 census (the correct one) i do not know on it is 6 children no sarah two names on it one is ballyshannon and magheraboy
 

Name: Jim Mackell <fir_na_tine3@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-08
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Mackell, Mackle, Mackel
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? about 1870
Comments:
Always looking for ancestors or descendants of William Mackell and Bridget Fyffe. They left Ireland about 1870 and settled in the State of Maine in the USA. Most documented descendants still in New England.

Great information on this site.

 

Name: Keith Rodgers <gkrodgers@look.ca>
Date: 2007-07-13
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Rodgers/Rogers, Duncan, Armstrong, Brock, Hamilton
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? Rodgers 1843, Armstrong 1828, Brocks 1840s
Comments:
Thanks to the huge list of baptisms on your website I found my ggGRandmother's name, 3 of their children for whom I didn't have names and an understanding of the neighbourhood in Fermanagh that they recreated in Canada - the area around Farrancassidy Cross Road on the Garrison-Beleek Road including Killymore and Fassagh. My gggGrandparents I believe were John Rogers and Mary Duncan of Tassow (Fassagh). I have at least one or two generations of the descendants of all these families (including the results of the work of a Brock family
genealogist). I look forward to working out more of the earlier generations of the Rodgers in County Fermanagh.
Question: What source could I quote for this baptismal data, other than your marvelous website?

 

Name: Edward Hamilton <bande5@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-06-14
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Hamilton
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States
What year did they immigrate? 1874
Comments:
I am searching for my great-grandfather, William Joseph Hamilton, son of Joseph Hamilton, who emigrated to Louisville, Jefferson County Kentucky, arriving in the US in 1874, born about 1861 to 1865.
 

Name: Maureen Netherland <menetherland@aol.com>
Date: 2007-05-27
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Keown/Koen
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada, Ontario
What year did they immigrate? 1824/1840
Comments:
After emigration, the surname became Koen and remains to this day. Early records indicate an Edward Keown, catholic and his sons (William, Patrick, Michael) and a daughter, Mary. Patrick was a school teacher. Looking for any info, at all. We do not think Edward emigrated to Canada - but remained in Ireland. thanks.
 

Name: James Donovan Fitzpatrick <jfitzpatrick@mail.fairfield.edu>
Date: 2007-05-12
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Philip Fitzpatrick and Mary Farrell
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? 1890"s ?
Comments:
In our visit to Newtownbutler in 2005, we found the Fitzpatrick plot at St. Mary's Church but requests for information as to which Fitzpatrick'smay be buried there have gone unanswered at the Church rectory; thre also may be some link to Belturbet
 

Name: Linda Kerr <lindalo@aiservice.com>
Date: 2007-05-08
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Marjory Carroll, William Kerr
If they immigrated to other countries, where? U.S.A. in 1847, Canada 1854
What year did they immigrate? 1847, 1854
Comments:
William Kerr son of Alexander Kerr married Marjory Carroll daughter of Thomas Carroll May 1846 at the Monea church. Would like to find the mothers names and any other kin. Enjoy and use your great site. thanks Linda
 

Name: ted lusky <ttc21252@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2007-05-03
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Hurst Sharpe
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Ontario,Canada
What year did they immigrate? about 1920
Comments:
I have Arthur Walter Sharpe who worked in the employ of 5th Earl of Belmore,Castle Coole about 1915-1925
 

Name: Katherine McGee <katherine_mcgee@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-18
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Magee Monaghan Lochrea
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Quebec, Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1830s
Comments:
Check out the website The Irish in Quebec...you will find some interesting reading!
 

Name: frances l jerrison <franjer@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2007-04-09
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? watson ,corduck and brandon
Comments:
leads to any of these names would be appreicated regards fran.
 

Name: Regis Branley <regis921@msn.com>
Date: 2007-04-07
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Branley
If they immigrated to other countries, where? usa
What year did they immigrate? don't know
Comments:
wish i had asked the questions i am asking now when my grandparents and parents were alive.
 

Name: Patricia Dempsey <patricia.dempsey@bigpond.com>
Date: 2007-04-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? ARMSTRONG, FRAZER, JOHNSTON
If they immigrated to other countries, where? AUSTRALIA (New South Wales)
What year did they immigrate? 1857
Comments:

ROBERT FRAZER (c 1826-1866) and MARY ARMSTRONG (c 1831-1901) were my great-great-grandparents.

On August 24 1856, at the Church of Ireland Templemaghery Tullanaglug in the Civil Parish of Magheraculmoney Co Fermanagh, ROBERT FRAZER (son of CHRISTOPHER FRAZER and MARY JOHNSTON) married MARY ARMSTRONG (daughter of CHARLES ARMSTRONG and JANE ? - I have heard that Jane was an Armstrong cousin).

Robert and Mary Frazer, together with Mary's brothers, CHARLES and JOHN ARMSTRONG came on the "Fitzjames" to Sydney Australia, arriving on 1 April 1857. From a shipping record: Mary had a cousin in NSW, whereabouts unknown.

They all settled at Blue Gum Flat (Ourimbah) NSW. CHARLES CHRISTOPHER FRAZER, Robert and Mary's first son, bought land adjacent to his parent's first home, and Charles' descendants still live and farm on a portion of this property.

Robert and Mary's other three children were my great-grandfather, JOSEPH JOHN FRAZER, an unnamed baby girl, and MARGARET JANE E. FRAZER.

I hope to find out more about the Frazer, Armstrong and Johnston families in Fermanagh. So far all I know is that there were only a couple of Frazer families there in 1857, but lots and lots of Armstrongs and Johnstons!

I would love to share my family tree with all my 'cousins'! Please contact me. Tricia

 

Name: P Black <blackpete41@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-21
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Black & Moffit
Comments:
Children immigrated to Australia in 1839
 

Name: judy kennelly <kennju@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-18
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? fitzpatrick/mullins
If they immigrated to other countries, where? australia
What year did they immigrate? 1841
Comments:
Great site - extremely interesting.
Above family emigrated to Port Philip (Melbourne), Australia, one son came to NSW married 1869 etc.

 

Name: David Taylor <deftconsult@superaje.com>
Date: 2007-02-25
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Grafton, Shaw, Cummings
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada, USA
What year did they immigrate? Canada Cummings ca1879, USA Graftons ca1770
Comments:
Researching Graftons who came to North Carolina, USA ca 1770 and 1790; and Cummings who came to Ontario, Canada ca 1870.
 

Name: Linda Teather <linda.teather@rogers.com>
Date: 2007-02-19
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Woods & Whelan
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Glasgow Scotland
What year did they immigrate? unknown after 1883
Comments:
Great site good presentation of everything.
I will be back again to check more things. Keep up the
good work.
Looking for Thomas Woods and Catherine Whelan married
July 25, 1883.
Linda from cold and wintery Ontario Canada

 

Name: Joy Clingan <joyclingan@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2007-02-17
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Clingan
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1854
Comments:
Great site, thank you.
I am researching the following:
Robert Clingan married Sarah Naylor about 1820 - thought to been both from Galloon.
Their sons William and James born about 1823 emigrated to Australia 1854 via Scotland.
also
Richard Clingan from Bellisle married Rebecca Wellesley of Clabby Enniskillen, some descendants to Australia.

 

Name: Kent McCort <Kang.Formosa@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McCort
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada, USA
What year did they immigrate? mid 1830's
Comments:
Webpage provided some previous hard to find information!
 

Name: paul <paul_dorman@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-02-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? CAFFERY
Comments:
LOOKING FOR MARY CAFFERY BORN 1862 (RC ) NOT SURE WHERE
MARRIED JAMES FORREST BORN 1864(RC) HER NAME IT MORE POP IN THIS AREA
NOT MUCH TO GO ON BUT HAVE BEEN THOUGH MOST RECORDS IN DUBLIN.

 

Name: Linda Holmes <lindahlou@btopenworld.com>
Date: 2007-01-30
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? James Rennick
If they immigrated to other countries, where? uk
What year did they immigrate? app 1830
Comments:
Would like to find out where in Co Fermanagh James Rennick was borm in 1804
 

Name: Everett McGill <ev@esedona.net>
Date: 2007-01-28
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Corry
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? 1830?
Comments:
Charles Corry of Mullaghmeen auctioned land on 9 Feb.1827 (described as being three miles from Enniskillen) and immigrated to the US.
 

Name: Betty Meurant <bettymeurant@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-28
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Granleese
Comments:
My grandmother was Granleese married Campbell 1910.She moved to New Zealand about 1923. I wnt to know about her parents.
 

Name: Brent E.W. Smith <bew.smith@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-11-28
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Smyth & Best
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1851
Comments:
Matthew Smyth (bn 1788) and Jane Elizabeth Best (bn 1790)had the following children:
Thomas Smyth (bn 1816) m. Ann Symington (bn 1821 Colebrook)
Matthew Smyth (bn 1813) m. Mary Smith
John Smyth (bn 1821) m. Annn Jane Anderson
Eliza Smyth (bn 1828) m. Moses McCorriston
Margaret Smyth (bn 1830) m. John "Briar" Smith
William Smyth (bn 1836) m. Fanny Hunt
George Smyth (bn 1874) m. Mary Jane Ebert
****Any leads would be greatly appreciated Thankyou. ****

 

Name: Jeanne Burke <jeanne_b@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-26
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? moneypenny
If they immigrated to other countries, where? America
What year did they immigrate? 1798?
Comments:
Looking for information on William Moneypenny, said to have been born about1760 in McGuire's Bridge, County Fermanagh. He was said to have married Mary Jane Kenny there.
 

Name: Jim Matysik <Jmatysik6@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-18
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? William Armstrong
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States/Philadelphia
What year did they immigrate? 1868?
Comments:
Thanks for the information.
 

Name: Patsy Tyler <patsy.tyler@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-15
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Bamford, McVitty, Welsh, Armstrong, Beatty
If they immigrated to other countries, where? My mother emigrated to South Africa
What year did they immigrate? 1938
Comments:
The most interesting site I have found so far! So much interesting detail and so clearly laid out. It is a pleasure to read it.
What pleases me even more is that in it I have finally found one link to my maternal grandfather, James Presley McVitty, who lived his later life in Woodford in Armagh,where he died sometime during World War II - I don't know his date or place of birth, but my mother, Laura Presley McVitty, was born in a house called Greenbank just outside Clones, in 1908, and the link has a James McVitty marrying a Jane Presley in the parish of Galloon, in I think Newtown Butler, so they could be related - too much of a coincidence.
My grandmother's family, the Bamfords, lived in the house Lisnaroe, near Clones, which I believe burned down some years ago. Someone from the area might know the last of the Bamfords to live there: my mother's cousin Fred, his wife Helen, and their sons Maurice (I think), and the triplets Stephen, Peter and Niall, who would be about 40 now. I would really appreciate any information from local people - I know where Helen is, but don't have her contact details here. I live in Berkshire.
The Welsh connection is via descendants of John Knox, from his marriage to Margaret Stewart, daughter of Lord Ochiltree - on this site I saw a reference to an Andrew, Lord Ochiltree, which is interesting, as I didn't know any of them had gone to Ireland. Josias Welsh, grandson of John Knox, is buried in the grounds of Castle Upton, in Templepatrick, Antrim, where he was minister to one Norton, one of the Templketown lords, in the early 17th century.

 

Name: Beverly Nichols Smith <cecile1946@charter.net>
Date: 2006-11-02
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McGuire/McManus
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? 1633
Comments:
Searching for a McGuire who immigrated to the colony of Virginia in 1633. From there he went to the Baltimore, Maryland area. Lots of McGuires in that area during the 1700's...from there to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Ohio, etc. Josiah McGuire married a Sarah McManus from North Carolina in about 1820...interested in that name, too. Sarah supposedly had a brother, Eli and a sister Amy who also married a McGuire man. Any ideas or suggestions appreciated and am certainly willing to trade information!

 

Name: Robert Railton <bobster@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2006-10-02
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Keys
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? Unknown
Comments:
My Australian ancestor is Lucinda Keys who married William Reeve(s)in Australia in about 1843. William was a convict from Buckinghamshire & transported to Australia in the "Mangles" in about 1833. Lucinda was born 12 Sep 1819 to Thomas Keys and his wife Lucy. William and Lucinda's Australian daughter Elizabeth married my great-grandfather James Michael Seery on 24 Oct 1872. I'm interested in finding how/why Lucinda came to Australia.
 

Name: Dawn P. <dawn645276@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? John Thompson
If they immigrated to other countries, where? U.S., Jefferson Ohio
What year did they immigrate? About 1803
Comments:
From Fermanagh or Tyrone, Ireland. Wife could be Elizabeth Beaty or Beatty from County Fermanagh, Enniskillen.
 

Name: Richard Muegge <bdalelib@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-23
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Scott
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? mid 19th century
Comments:
I'm the great-grandson of John Scott, Roman Catholic, from
Kilcoo, County Fermanagh. I'm therefore the distant cousin of Patricia Scott Kelly of Scribbagh, who lives on the same property that John Scott did. We exchange letters from time to time. I used the services of the genealogy office at the bus station in Enniskillen the first day it opened several years ago. I still appreciate their help.

 

Name: Gary Crudden <gwcru@thehat.ca>
Date: 2006-09-21
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Crudden
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Not to sure
What year did they immigrate? Not to sure
Comments:
I would like to know if anyone knows the Crudden family or any relatives of same. Please contact me. I live in Medicine Hat, Alberta---Canada. My father migrated to Canada when he was 24. Thanks.
 

Name: Lorraine Egan <rainel2@bigpond.com>
Date: 2006-09-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Armstrong/Elliott/Irvine etc
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia etc
What year did they immigrate? 1850s
Comments:
Interesting site. I would like to add a link to your site from my website www.radleysofcork.bigpondhosting.com.My Fermanagh ancestors were from Enniskillen. Thank you.
 

Name: Brendan Palmer <brendanepalmer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Clifford , McGovern, Doonan
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Queensland, Australia
What year did they immigrate? between 1855 and 1869
Comments:
I am currently researching my family tree with my 2nd cousin Paul Clifford. I live in Brisbane, Queensland and Paul lives in Rockhampton, Queensland. Our Irish Ancestry research started in 1986 and is still on-going! Paul and I are going to put together a book on our family history.
regards, Brendan.

 

Name: Éamonn [Eddie] Mac Maghnuis <croiaguslamh@eircom.net>
Date: 2006-09-10
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Mc Manus
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1890 - 1900's
Comments:
Looking for this person
John or Thomas son of John Mc Manus Derryclegna, Kinawley, Co Fermanagh.

 

Name: Holly Fischer <hfischer1@insight.rr.com>
Date: 2006-08-19
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? George Robinson dob 1819
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Hanover IL, USA
What year did they immigrate? Prior to 1850
Comments:
Great website!
 

Name: Holly Fischer <hfischer1@insight.rr.com>
Date: 2006-08-19
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? George Robinson dob 1819
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Hanover IL, USA
What year did they immigrate? Prior to 1950
Comments:
Great website!
 

Name: Margaret Paton <margaretlouise19@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-07
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Fife
If they immigrated to other countries, where? NSW,Australia
Comments:
There is a book printed 'Over the Foaming Billows' relating to the family history of the Fife family.
 

Name: ann o donnell <anncha77@eircom.net>
Date: 2006-07-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? peter mc guire
If they immigrated to other countries, where? to donegal
What year did they immigrate? 1902
Comments:
could anyone tell me where in fermanagh would be the best place to start to look up things for peter mc guire.
i would love to get this information.
please do not leave it for someone else to do it,you do it.
thank you,you are very kind.ann
this is a great site,keep up the good work.

 

Name: ann o donnell <anncha77@eircom.net>
Date: 2006-07-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? peter mc guire
If they immigrated to other countries, where? to donegal
What year did they immigrate? 1902
Comments:
hi,
looking of any relations of a peter mc guire who came to donegal around 1902.
there must be some relation to peter.
i would be very greatful if anyone who knows anything,anything ,to send me an e-mail.
thanking you.ann.

 

Name: Vin Mchugh <v.mchugh@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2006-07-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? James Mchugh
If they immigrated to other countries, where? australia
What year did they immigrate? 1856
Comments:
Just starting my research so comments probably belong to the future
 

Name: sharon lowe <sharon.lowe@merseymail.com>
Date: 2006-06-07
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? cathcart
If they immigrated to other countries, where? england.usa
What year did they immigrate? 1800
Comments:
my great great grandfather married margerat johnstone in the 1860s he was asldier. they came to englandaround the end of the 1860s early1870s.any one help?
 

Name: John Stinson <JSti477840@aol.com>
Date: 2006-06-01
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Stinson
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Boston, MA
What year did they immigrate? Abt 1835
Comments:
Daniel Stinson b 1773 --Devenish
John Stinson b 1825 -- Son

 

Name: Brian Kelly Brown <BKELLB@MAC.COM>
Date: 2006-05-27
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Brown / Mccormick
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Victoria, BC Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1860's
Comments:
They were origianlly from Omaugh, County Tyrone, and moved to Eniskillan, County Fermanagh in the 1800's. From Victoria BC Canada to Seattle, Washington (King County) USA. in the early 1900's.
 

Name: Jenny Maguire-Rowe <jennifermay6@bigpond.com>
Date: 2006-05-27
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Maguire & Arthurs
Comments:
From the "County Fermanagh Northern Ireland Genweb, Church of Ireland Marriage Licence Bonds, Diocese of Clogher Extracts, I have found the marriage of John Maguire & Ann Arthurs in 1822. Is it possible to obtain further information from these "Extracts" & if so, how?
Their son James Arthurs Maguire, born on 18 July 1840 in Monea, Fermanagh. He migrated to New Zealand abt 1863 & married Henrietta Jane Luscombe on 6 February 1868 at Westport, New Zealand.
I am looking for any information about John & Anne Maguire, & of any other children. Also further information about James Arthurs Maguire's christening, & where.
This is a great site!
Many thanks, Jenny Maguire-Rowe

 

Name: elaine gaffield <dgaffield@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2006-05-15
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Martin, Armstrong, Herrington
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Ontario, Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1873
Comments:
Hello, I have been searching for my grgrandparents for a long time knowing that they came from Ireland. Found grandmothers birth date and parents on this site. It is a large site and I am going to explore all of the links etc to find more information on these people . Thank you elaine
 

Name: Neville Stewart <nevst@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2006-04-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Armstrong
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? early to mid 1800s
Comments:
The Armstrongs settled in south coast, New South Wales,around the areas of Kiama and Wollongong.
 

Name: Joan Boland Lienhardt <jbl@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2006-03-23
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Boland,McManus,McGlone
If they immigrated to other countries, where? New York,USA
What year did they immigrate? 1896-1898
Comments:
Also looking for Kelly and Maguire.Can't find Peter McManus.I think this is a great site.Thanks for all the help
 

Name: Joan Boland Lienhardt <jbl@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2006-03-23
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Boland,McManus,McGlone
If they immigrated to other countries, where? New York,USA
What year did they immigrate? 1896-1898
Comments:
Also looking for Kelly and Maguire.Can't find Peter McManus.I think this is a great site.
 

Name: Clemenceau Dany <dany.clemenceau>
Date: 2006-02-17
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? sweeney
If they immigrated to other countries, where? France
What year did they immigrate? 1860?
Comments:
Hello <br>Please, in first time, excuse my poor english langage! <br>I search the family history of Jane Sweeney born in Irvinestown at 25 08 1842. Her father and mother were Michael Sweeney and Mary Sweeney. <br>Jane came in France near the son of Napoléon III Louis Eugéne, she was probably his nurse. I know her french history, but I would like known her irish history. <br>Could you help me? <br>Thanks for all and I wish for you a good day. <br>Dany Clemenceau-Magnaval <br>http://mapage.noos.fr/danysite/
 

Name: William J. Madison <Madliam@webtv.net>
Date: 2006-01-19
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Matteson,Matheson,Mattison
If they immigrated to other countries, where? America
Comments:
We apparently were Danish mercenaries although we left there so early that there is no trace of us in Denmark. Affiliations were with the Earl of Ross in Scotland (Lochalsh) and the O'Neill in Ireland
 

Name: Blake Patterson <blake@tnt21.com (Canada)>
Date: 2005-12-28
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Patterson- Blakely(Bleakly)
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1849
Comments:
To Canada-Asphodel Township Peterborough County Ontario
(Town of Norwood)

 

Name: John Stinson <JSti477840@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-29
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Stinson
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Boston, MA
What year did they immigrate? About 1835
Comments:
Daniel and son, John Moved from Muckenagh, Fer. to
Radergan Townland, Tyrone about 1826 and then to Boston.

 

Name: ann catherine eckersall <annceckersall@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2005-11-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? rooney and strong
Comments:
I am thrilled to have found your webstie, I have already found quite a lot of info. Will be returning soon thank you
 

Name: Katharine <moley@zoominternet.net and moley13@cox.net>
Date: 2005-10-25
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Wiley
If they immigrated to other countries, where? New york, USA
What year did they immigrate? 1857
Comments:
Our Catherine Wiley rarely talked about her upbringing, but she must have been well educated as her writing was beautiful and her Engish, flawless. She had 5 children of whom only 1 had children of her own. Therefore history about her early years is minimal at best. The understanding is that she was from Maguiresbridge. With this amazing site I hope to be able to find out more of the history of Fermanagh and our ancestor.
 

Name: Eileen Simpson <Simpsoneileen@aol.co>
Date: 2005-10-17
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Simpson - Little
If they immigrated to other countries, where? England
What year did they immigrate? c1881
Comments:
Found Birth of Robert John Simpson 18.8.1875 on your LDS Vital Records, I knew there was a Robert but had no idea of his date of birth. Also have records of the births of James Simpson and Sarah Little's other children born in Fermanagh. David was born 5.7.1878, James born 1879, Margaret born 15.9.1880 and they then had seven other children all born in Liverpool, England.
 

Name: Kathleen McQuate Signor <kathysignor@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-17
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? John, James, Samuel McQuate, McQuaid, McQuade
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
What year did they immigrate? @1850
Comments:
I am just beginning my family geanealogy and am delighted to find your website. I believe the family remained Catholic and am hoping to locate baptismal records. Thank you so much!
 

Name: John Mayne <john@mayne.ms>
Date: 2005-08-19
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Mayne
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada, Australia
What year did they immigrate? between 1902 and 1913
Comments:
Excellent website - a lot of work has been done here
 

Name: Doug Graham <Dougmidge@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-09
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Graham
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1841
Comments:
Great site. I have gathered much, with more to come.
Thanks to the contributors.

 

Name: Linda Holmes <lindahlou@btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-06-29
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? james renick
If they immigrated to other countries, where? uk
Comments:
In 1841 he married Isabele Lettimer from Cavan and by 1861 census they were living in Ashton under Lyne.
I do not know the name of the town he was born.
I would be most interested to hear from anyone else looking for Renick, or who knows of any Renick still living in Fermanagh.

 

Name: Merilyn Fabar <merilynfabar@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2005-06-14
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Armstrong, Wainwright, Egerton, Wallace
If they immigrated to other countries, where? New South Wales, Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1839
Comments:
I am trying to find a record of a marriage for a John Armstrong who married Frances Waighwright circa 1790 somewhere close to Clones. My ancestor is William born circa 1804. Other siblings are Elizth bp. 1793 (Lemanhinch), Samuel Wainwright bp 1798 (Caravetta, John bp 1807, Jane Ann bp. 1812. My William married Mary Egerton on 2.10.1829 at Aghdrumsee. I have searched and search but with belief that possible the marriage and baptism records are lost. Possibly even the church was burnt down. Best wishes from Mezza
 

Name: Merilyn Fabar <merilynfabar@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2005-06-14
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Armstrong, Wainwright, Egerton, Wallace
If they immigrated to other countries, where? New South Wales, Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1839
Comments:
I am trying to find a record of a marriage for a John Armstrong who married Frances Waighwright circa 1790 somewhere close to Clones. My ancestor is William born circa 1804. Other siblings are Elizth bp. 1793 (Lemanhinch), Samuel Wainwright bp 1798 (Caravetta, John bp 1807, Jane Ann bp. 1812. My William married Mary Egerton on 2.10.1829 at Aghdrumsee. I have searched and search but with belief that possible the marriage and baptism records are lost. Possibly even the church was burnt down. Best wishes from Mezza
 

Name: Jim Harris <jmharris@velocitus.net>
Date: 2005-06-05
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Gallagher - Timmony (Tommony)
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Some went to Scotland, America
What year did they immigrate? Unknown
Comments:
Outstanding web site. I have enjoyed just skipping around and learning about the area. One of the best sites I have
seen for information of all sorts.

 

Name: Gerald McCalden <mccalden@tpg.com.au>
Date: 2005-06-02
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McK(e)ague and McCalden (etc)
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Scotland/Canada/US/England
What year did they immigrate? No idea
Comments:
I think the McKeagues were mainly in Co Cavan, but they may have spread a bit. Likewise, the McCaldens, McCaldins, McCaldons etc etc, were mainly in Monaghan, Armagh, and Co Down.
 

Name: Chris Beatty Reed <trisfer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-05-31
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Beatty
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States
What year did they immigrate? 1834
Comments:
My paternal ggggrandfather John Beatty was born 10/02/1782 in Co. Fermanagh. Family settled in Ohio, then my gggrandfather, also John Beatty settled in Illinois.
 

Name: W. Cherry <winkycherry@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-05-16
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? JOHNSTON
If they immigrated to other countries, where? New Brunswick
What year did they immigrate? 1852
Comments:
Jane Johnston born Fermanagh 4/11/1839. Migrated to St. John, N>B> possibly 1852 on vessel MARY ANN 1. Siblings Elizabeth, Cathern, Mary Ann, Joseph, James and Robert.
Died 8/3/1920 Chicago, IL USA

 

Name: Ellen Oneglia <ellenoneglia@aol.com>
Date: 2005-05-13
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Martin, Bernard
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? 1880-1907
Comments:
I have found some info on your web site. Thank you. It has been a real challenge tracing the relatives!
 

Name: Annette Little <rahdelittle@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2005-05-01
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Campbel
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Not sure
Comments:
I have a very old tapestry of the 10 commandments - only there are only 6 commandments on it, signed by Ann Campbel 1748. Given to me by my mother in law on her death. She came from Scotland - Aberdeen. Just interested in where it might have come from and Ann Campbel came up on your site, which I am currently exploring. Regards Annette Little
 

Name: John Stinson <JSti477840@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-30
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Stinson, Taylor & Fulton
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Boston
What year did they immigrate? About 1840
Comments:
Great info. to cross reference with.
 

Name: Gaylene Reid <gaylene.r@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-04-21
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Halliday
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia - Tasmania - NZ
What year did they immigrate? 1842
Comments:
I have hit the brickwall with these rallies:
James and Jane Halliday:
Children: David abt 1809 - 1817, Samuel abt 1822, Thomas, James last known in Monaghan in 1842.
David was m) to Ann ? with 4 children.
David and Samuel where trided in 1841 and sent to Tasmania in 1842 on the ship Kinnear. Mother and the boys were supposed to be on board but unable to obtain the info.
Any help or suggestions would be really appreciated.

 

Name: sally davis factor <sallyfactor@optonline.net1>
Date: 2005-04-01
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? bannon from killycucca,muldoon from coolcran
If they immigrated to other countries, where? state of connecticut,city o bridgeport, usa
What year did they immigrate? 1888, 1894, 1900(4) 1908
Comments:
I have some type of filter on my computer so I can not join the quistion and answer series. I volunteer at a LDS library one day a week and would love to contribute to some of the answers. THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE. I have learned a great deal sally just don't know computers!
 

Name: Astri Bryce <david@brycecos.com>
Date: 2005-02-15
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Johnston
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA, New York
What year did they immigrate? before 1900
Comments:
I am looking for any info on John Johnston (1843-1927) married to Margaret Weir(1843-1917) They had 9 children in Fermanagh. Children Margaret, Dora, Thomas and Andrew came to NY. Margaret married Robert Duncan in 1897 in NY. Robert also from Ireland. Thank you.
 

Name: Margaret Barnes <completeaircon@smartchat.net.au>
Date: 2005-01-28
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Morrow, Armstrong, Allingham
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australai
What year did they immigrate? 1840s
Comments:
My rellies emigrated to the south coast of NSW and to the Armidale district in the New England district of NSW
 

Name: wendy canty <alltheshades@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2005-01-19
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? goold,overland
If they immigrated to other countries, where? australia
What year did they immigrate? 1828
Comments:
I am a descendant of Thomas Goold and Eleanor Overland who were married in 1805 by the Rev Mr Maguire PP of Drummully County Fermanagh. Thomas was Convicted of Manslaughter and Transported to Australia in 1826. Eleanor followed him out as a Free settler in 1828 with 6 of their 8 children. The children left behond was ELLEN born c 1807 and Rosanne Born C1820. Our family is seeking info on these two girls. We think Rosaane may have died between 1826 - 1828 and would like confirmation. As to Ellen she may have married. Enjoyed your site it is very helpful to Overseas viewers All the Best Wendy Canty
 

Name: Francis D Cassidy <frankcassidy@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-01-14
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Cassidy
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? 1854
Comments:
Charles Cassidy, son of Michael Cassidy and Ann Tumelty, husband of Julia Donovan, settled in Essex County in the State of Massachusetts, arriving at the port of Boston in August of 1854. Gave his birthdate as November, 1837.
 

Name: Eric Gamble <esgamble@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Elliott Johnston Hilliard
If they immigrated to other countries, where? America Canada Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1830-1900
Comments:
I am presently researching my mother's line which includes the Johnston family from Boolawater and Kilmore, the Hilliards from Cullion and Sessiagakeilty,Pettigo and the Elliotts from Cullion near Pettigo Co.Donegal
 

Name: Robert Cook <bcdigger@adelphia.net>
Date: 2004-12-29
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? KERR
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? c1772, '73
Comments:
Robert KERR, age 25, (Unmarried) Came from Ayrshire, Scotland to Fermanagh. There, (No proof)he married an Irish Lass named Jemima MORTON. Their first child , "Fanny" was born (no proof) in Fermanagh in 1772. Before this baby had her 3rd birthday, this family relocated in America (Pennsylvania). Our documented records begin after 1774, in USA.
 

Name: Brian Hall <hallbr@cox.net>
Date: 2004-12-15
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Stafford
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States
What year did they immigrate? 1777
Comments:
Ralph Stafford was born about 1757 in County Fermanagh, Ireland. He died about 1794 in Giles County, Virginia. He was a Farmer. Immigrated to Giles County, Virginia in 1785, nine years after the Declaration of Independance.
 

Name: Robert McLean <bob1skipper@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McLean
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Scotland
What year did they immigrate? 1803 to 1850
Comments:
I am tracing my family tree and come to a grinding halt. I can trace the family back to 1864 in glasgow, prior to that they came from Ireland, which area I do not know.Robert Reid was a farmer and it was his daughter that married Thomas McLean about 1825. Any info would be greatly received.
 

Name: Sharon Walker <irelandd@golden.net>
Date: 2004-11-03
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Walker, Mitchell
If they immigrated to other countries, where? U.S
What year did they immigrate? 1832
Comments:
The website is impressive. I haven't found the link I'm looking for yet, but I continue my search. thanks for your efforts, it's really appreciated
 

Name: Magreta Allen Christensen <gret@webspeed.dk>
Date: 2004-11-02
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? graham
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1851
Comments:
Great work you all are doing putting everything into systems!
 

Name: Ellwood Stewart Phillips <esp@ebtech.net>
Date: 2004-10-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Phillips
What year did they immigrate? Merrickville, Ontario, Canada
Comments:
My Phillips arrived in Canada about 1838 from Fermanagh Ireland. They lived at that time in the Merrickville area. I am desperately searching to find the ship that they sailed on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Jacki Garrett <jlgarett45@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Garrett, McElroy
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States
What year did they immigrate? ?
Comments:
My sister recently toured Ireland and the tour guide said that the county of Fermanagh in the province of Ulster would be the site from which my surname (Garrett) and that of my maternal grandmother (McElroy) came from. I'm just looking for further information. You have a great site here.
 

Name: Evelyn Morton Geary <evelyn.geary@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-09-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Coyle/Thompson
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Lanark, Scotland
Comments:
My Grandmother name is Sarah Jane Coyle her father is James Coyle mother Jane Thompson, Jane'a father is William Thompson. James Coyle married Jane Thompson on 16, july 1856 he was a servant of Greenhill and she was a servant of Aghnagrane, in Aghavea Church of Ireland. I am looking for the place were Sarah Jane and Arabella Coyle were born. My grandfather is Arnold Morton and I am unable to fine were he is from or the names of his Mother and Father, I was told he came from Co. Tyrone, nothing can be found of him there. I guess I will have to keep looking.
Regards Evelyn Morton Geary

 

Name: christie brien <christiebrien@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-26
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Brien, Law, Graham
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1844
Comments:
I`m thrilled to see so much information here, and to see my family`s name!!!! If you have any information about the Brien family of Magheraculmoney parish, please email me!
Cheers! Christie Brien

 

Name: Holly A. Hyde <hahyde7@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Carlin, Maguire, Keegan, Mitches
If they immigrated to other countries, where? United States
What year did they immigrate? late 1800s
Comments:
I have just begun my research but I do know that Terence Maguire married Mary Keegan in the Parish of Clones. They are from Monaghan in county Lathrim. Their daughter, Mary Maguire married a Carlin and their daughter, born in the United States, is my great-grandmother. If anybody knows of them, please let me know. Thanks.
 

Name: Bill Golden <margold56@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-08
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McCabe & Gunn
If they immigrated to other countries, where? U.S, of A.--Boston, Massachusetts
What year did they immigrate? About 1850
Comments:
A very complete site with a large choice of of searchable data lists. Found several McCabes,including possible my Great Great Grandparents James and Roseanna McCabe. Now I need Michael and Margaret Gunn located probably in south eastern section of the County.
Bill Golden

 

Name: Beverley Brown <r.b.brown@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2004-06-20
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Frazer/Stewart
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Christchurch, New Zealand
What year did they immigrate? 1902
Comments:
The Frazer and Stewart families live in and about Clogher.
The Stewart family lived at Water Hill House Clogher

 

Name: Eric Gamble <esgamble@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Elliott Johnston Hilliard
If they immigrated to other countries, where? America Canada Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1800 onwards
Comments:
I am presently researching the Elliott and Johnston side of my family.I have my direct line of the Elliotts back to 1780 and they married into the Johnstons and Hilliards. I would be interested to contact any descendents of the Johnstons who farmed in Kilmore and Boolawater or the Elliotts from Pettigo
 

Name: Eric Gamble <esgamble@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Elliott Johnston Hilliard
If they immigrated to other countries, where? America Canada Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1800 onwards
Comments:
I am presently researching the Elliott and Johnston side of my family.I have my direct line of the Elliotts back to 1780 and they married into the Johnstons and Hilliards. I would be interested to contact any descendents of the Johnstones who farmed in Kilmore and Boolawater or the Elliotts from Pettigo
 

Name: Catherine tritsch <queenmummy@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-09
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McElroy
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA
What year did they immigrate? about 1867
Comments:
My McElroy was listed in McCorkle Line ships list as coming from Irvinestown, but he insisted almost fanaticaly that he was from Tyrone, so much so his nickname "Tyrone" was thought to be his given name by his grandaughter. We visited the area and found McElroys both alive and in the cemetery, but no real information. The records in Belfast weren't too much help either although they did show McElroys at the Stewart estates, apparently on the border.
 

Name: Geoffrey Cullen <geocullen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-09
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Moran, Tiernan
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada, US, England,Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1876 to Canada, 1883 to Australia
Comments:
Excellent site, well worth visiting.
 

Name: Anne Hollingshead <hollies@melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2004-03-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? LYNCH / MURPHY
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia, NSW, Sydney
What year did they immigrate? 1840
Comments:
They came from Rosslea
 

Name: Shirley Brady Johnson <shirleyj6@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Brady, Cluff, Coulter, Little
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA via Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1890s and 1906
Comments:
areas of Remaly, Tempo, Lisbellaw, Carren in Fermanagh...and Trillick, Co Tyrone. Also, Clabby
 

Name: Alicia Reeks <reeksgenealogy@juno.com>
Date: 2004-02-29
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Beatty/Funston
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Ontario, Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1849
Comments:
Interesting site. These Beatty/Funston ancestors can be found in my father's book, "Ontario Loyalist Ancstors" by Lindsay S. Reeks. www.reeksgenealogy.com.
 

Name: Martin Roddy <rodcampser@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-24
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Alexander Roddy
If they immigrated to other countries, where? US
What year did they immigrate? 1850
Comments:
Born in Enniskillen
Sister Margaret & Brother Michael

 

Name: lynda o shea <lyndamac9@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-02-20
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? mc caffrey
Comments:
fell in on your site a while ago and loved it i hope to find my family who are from feramanagh
 

Name: Douglas R. Irvine <dougandmarie@shaw.ca>
Date: 2004-01-26
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Irvine
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1906 - 7
Comments:
My father Thomas Irvine,born McGuires Bridge July 3 1886 Mother was Elizabeth Noble father Thomas Irvine born?
 

Name: John Stinson <JSti477840@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Stinson
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Boston, MA
What year did they immigrate? Abt 1835
Comments:
This is a great project.

Working on all Stinson lines as many started with
John Stinson b 1610 Boho area.
Will help anyone with their Stinsons- I need help too.

 

Name: Tom <Robinson>
Date: 2004-01-03
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Robinson
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA, Philadelphia
What year did they immigrate? 1920
Comments:
Believe my father lived in area a few miles N of Pettigo. Have relatives in Templecacane (Carn)Cemetary. I'm not sure but believe the Townland to be Carne. It is difficult to get a very precise picture of this area since the maps have little detail and precise location cannot easily be determined.
 

Name: Valeri Schrauth <valeri@seenetresults.com>
Date: 2004-01-03
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McBrien
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada, United States
What year did they immigrate? 1830s
Comments:
Thank you for the work you've done.
 

Name: Ken Birney <birneygenealogy@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-12-11
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? BIRNEY,COONEY,BREWSTER,NIXON
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1820/21
Comments:
First, a welcome to browsers and contributors to this Guest Book. My appologies for not having it working for the past couple months.
My BIRNEY Families can be found at http://www3.sympatico.ca/ken.birney

 

Name: mugu <mugu@mugu.mugu>
Date: 2003-09-25
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? mugu
If they immigrated to other countries, where? nigeria
What year did they immigrate? 000
Comments:
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guymannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
nice site

 

Name: Hugh F McManus <hfmcmolf@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-13
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McManus, Drum(m), Cassidy, Scollan(s)
If they immigrated to other countries, where? USA; Canada
What year did they immigrate? USA: 1920-30; Drum(m)s in 1847
Comments:
Glad to see this. There's a book recently published but already out of print called "Landscapes of South Ulster" (or somethuing like that,which had maps of all the townlands in the diocese of Clogher. Do you know if any copies are available?
 

Name: Ron Tiernan <zzycatpr@Myway.com>
Date: 2003-09-12
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Devlin,McKenzie,Lowams,Tienan
Comments:
reat Site,Lots of Info, Well Done
 

Name: Helen M. Imburgia <HMWEBBER@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-03
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? McENTAGGART-McINTAGGART-McTAGGART-McINTYRE
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Reading, Berks Co., PA ,USA
What year did they immigrate? Mar 1846 - NYC
Comments:
I'm looking for a Thomas McENTAGGART, b. c1816.
 

Name: Diane M Swenson <dmswenson@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-08-28
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Fee
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada then America
What year did they immigrate? early 1850
Comments:
I am pleased with this website. I have just started looking for information in the County of Fermanagh. I hope to make contact with extended Fee family soon.
 

Name: David J. Irvine <dirvine@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2003-08-23
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Irvine, Beacom
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada, USA
What year did they immigrate? (c) 1851
Comments:
I am trying to obtain information on my great-grandfather, Robert Irvine, born 1805 in County Fermanagh. His father was David Irvine, died 1830. His grandfather was, I think, William Irvine, died 1813. I am interested in tracing farther back up the line.
 

Name: David J. Irvine <dirvine@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2003-08-23
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Irvine, Ellis
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada, USA
What year did they immigrate? (c) 1851
Comments:
I am trying to obtain information on my great-grandfather, Robert Irvine, born 1805 in County Fermanagh. His father was David Irvine, died 1830. His grandfather was, I think, William Irvine, died 1813. I am interested in tracing farther back up the line.
 

Name: Billie Leclerc <bleclerc@sirinet.net>
Date: 2003-07-06
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? ELLIOTT
If they immigrated to other countries, where? America
What year did they immigrate? 1853
Comments:
Christopher BETTS/BETZ & Lucinda ELLIOTT- BETTS of Butler County, IA are my great-grandparents. They were married Jan. 1, 1859 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, IA by Rev. J.M. Phillips & are buried in Lowelltown Cemetery, Clarksville, Butler County, IA. I have a small dark tintype of Lucinda playing her accordion so evidently she was musically inclined! She also seems to have had girlfriends in the Butterworth family. Verbal tradition tells she could see the World's Fair from their home in Kansas City. Not too many clues.

I have traced Christopher BETTS back to his BETZ roots in Somerset County, PA but know nothing of Lucinda. I found them registered on page 86, #256/237 in the Iowa, Black Hawk County 1860 census, roll 187. Lucinda's age was 22 and her birth place is Ireland! Living with them then was another ELLIOTT, Charles, 21, a carpenter also born in Ireland! (perhaps a brother?)

I then found an entry for another ELLIOTT family in the same region at # 307/287, and all adults were also born in Ireland! Their names were:

William, a farmer of 45 yrs, Jane, 30, and Charles, 23, a blacksmith. Two young children, George DB, 4 yrs. and William A., 2 yrs. were also included but they were born in IA.

Since this discovery, a Mary Martin responded to a query with the following reply: I tried your Lucinda/Charles combination of names, and found the following:

Passenger-Lucy Elliott
Age-18
Gender-Female
Occupation-servant
Last residence-Ireland
Port of debarkation-New York
Ship-America
Date- 05/14/1853
Manifest ID 900407
Port of embarkation-Liverpool
Purpose for travel-Staying in USA but not a citizen of USA
Mode of travel-steerage

Passenger-Charles Elliott, 20, male, labourer
Passenger-Joseph Elliott, 27, male, joiner
Passenger-Margaret, 15, Female, child
William, 44, Male, farmer

All of the rest of the information is the same as that of Lucy. There is no proof that any of these Elliotts were from the same family, but there is always that possibility.

These two families could be related! I've never been able to understand how/why a young man from the center of PA suddenly shows up in IA and married there. I wonder if he might have met relatives of one of the many ELLIOTT families which populated the state of PA in those early days and perhaps accompanied them or traveled with them to IA where they were married. If they were a newly arrived immigrant family related to those PA ELLIOTTS, they well might have made the trip to IA at the same time as Christopher BETZ. . Who knows? I try to imagine any possible scenario.
My grandfather was named Arthur Elliott Betts and he, in turn named one of his sons, my father, the same name...jr.

Charles and Arthur seem to be names Lucinda gave 2 of her sons which I do not find in the BETTS line. Lucy named her other children: eldest-William H. Betts; 2nd- John Wesley Betts; 3rd-Elizabeth M. (Lizzie) Betts; 4th-Charles Betts; George Herbert Betts. Maybe this could be an indication of connection to other ELLIOTTs. Do you have or know of others who might have, any connections to this Iowa Elliott family?

Thanks for sharing.

Billie Betts Leclerc

 

Name: Murray <murrfam@tpg.com.au>
Date: 2003-05-28
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Murray - McIvor -Blakely - Dunlop - Caldwell
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia
What year did they immigrate? 1830 +
Comments:
Earliest known ancestor is John Murray of Mullyveagh, my Great-Great-Grandfather, born about 1815-1820. Parents unknown. An only son with seven sisters,names unknown. The sisters married into Blakely, Dunlop and Caldwell families. The Blakelys and Caldwells from around Fivemiletown. Some are believed to have migrated to Australia.Then comes John Murray my G'G'father, he married Elizabeth Elliot, 1865-1870 and lived at Killylackey. They had three children, Thomas,born 1867,John and Ann.Thomas married my Grandmother Susan McIvor(born 1874) from around Straneraigh. There is more detail I can provide to anyone interested. I'm primarily interested in filling in the details and pushing back the time scale if possible. Best Regards Rob Murray.
 

Name: pamela taylor <rastast@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2003-05-23
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? maguire
If they immigrated to other countries, where? tasmania australia
What year did they immigrate? not sure
Comments:
have traced back to a patrick maguire who died as a chelsea pensioner at waltham abbey essex, we cannot find where he was born other than it was about 1780
 

Name: John Mayne <john@mayne.ms>
Date: 2003-04-23
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Mayne, Sedborough
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Australia, Canada
What year did they immigrate? Aus:1850s; Can: early 1900s
Comments:
See family website at www.Mountsedborough.com
 

Name: Ita Smyth <imsmyth@eircom.net>
Date: 2003-04-07
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Robinsons
Comments:
James Robinson was born in Fermanagh in 1801 and married before he joined the RIC in 1831. He was recommended for the force by the Earl of Enniskillen and served in Arva, Co.Cavan. I think he married a Mary Fausset also from Fermanagh but as most records of the time have been destroyed I do not know where in Fermanagh he originated. He died in 1883 in Kilmore and his wife died in 1880 also in Kilmore.
 

Name: Joanne Packham <PackhamVJ@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? Anderson, Kerr, McKnight, Ovens
If they immigrated to other countries, where? Canada
What year did they immigrate? 1830's
Comments:
My Fermanagh ancestors all settled in Chinguacousy Township, Peel County, Ontario Canada.
 

Name: carol cromer <cromer_stephen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-04
What are the surnames of your Fermanagh ancestors? CORRIGAN & ALLINGHAM
If they immigrated to other countries, where? AUSTRALIA
What year did they immigrate? 1850S
Comments:
WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND IF THE CORRIGAN FAMILY ARE STILTHERE .STJOHNSWELl .