Fermanagh Mail List Millennium Presents Contributors' Interests
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||I am an editor and writer specializing
in educational publishing, children's literature, and local history. I live in New
York state and have been researching my own family lines for more than 25 years.
My Cassidy line comes from the Derrygonnelly area and emigrated to
the US about 1842. My current research interest involves Ribbon Society activity of
the early 1800s.
Fermanagh Surnames: Cassidy, McCaffrey,
Flanagan, Love, McBrien.
|Gail M Orr Erickson
||I am Mary Murray, I'm a native of Salt Lake
City, Utah. I have been researching my genealogy for the past 30 years.
I've been fortunate, I have always lived in the Avenues, a historic district, and 5
minutes from the Salt Lake City Family History Library. I am in the process of
accreditation in English research. I have only been working on my Fermanagh
Interests, Armstrong and Blakely, for the past couple of years, so I am pretty new to it
I first became interested in genealogy by
listening to my aunt tell family stories.
I am also a Registered Nurse, and a Nurse Paralegal.
But I enjoy genealogy the most.
||My grandfather, Francis Swindle,
b:June 1857, in Co. Fermanagh, d:19 December 19 at Cushwash, Co.Fermanagh, had two
families. I am a grandson in the second family.
first family began while he was a grocer in Maguiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh, in the 1800's.
On 5 July 1883, Francis Swindle and Frances Anne Tighe, of Rossnowlagh,
Co.Donegal, were married in Rossnowlagh Church of Ireland. Frances Tighe's father was
James Tighe, an army surgeon. Francis Swindle's parents were Francis and Mary Anne (Little)
Swindle, of Mullaghadoran, Co.Fermanagh. At least two children were born to Francis and
Frances Anne Swindle at Maguiresbridge. A girl, Frances Ann, was born 1 October 1884. A
boy, Francis, was born 16 November 1886. I am seeking the following information about
Francis Swindle's first family.
Birth and death information for his wife, Frances Ann
Swindle, nee Tighe. Marriage and death information for their children, Frances Ann and
Francis. Also information about any other children they may have had.
I will gladly share information about the second family
of Francis Swindle.
||One of my Quests is to get the information
on county Fermanagh into one location that will answer most of our questions. By
Breaking the county down into each individual Parish with one person or a group of people
collecting information for this particular area. Sending this information into a
central Info/Bank for access by all and any individual interested.
If the interest is there we will get this thing going. The
easiest way is to do it by parish first. Get one Parish Host and let the assistants tackle
the churches, graveyards, ruins, geographical areas. One area to be addressed is
Time periods and records.
I am fomatting a master type index to be a guide, so that
all parishes will be aligned the same way.
Remember fellow Fermanagh'ians. Your Grandfather
may have come from Devenish, of Galloon, but each one of them was surronded by other
parishes. So where did your Grandmother come from ???
I have personal copies of:
1. Annuals of the Four Masters.
2. O'Harts, "Stem of the Irish Nation", both Volumes.
3. Keatings, "History of Ireland"
4. McManus, " Story of the Irish Race"
5. Book of Ulster Surnames by R. Bell
6. Ordinance Survey Memoirs of Upper Lough Erne, Vol 5
7. Ordinance Survey memoirs of Lower Lough Erne, vol 14.
8. Access to a Family History Center with extensive list of materials about Ireland.
||Home Page: UPDATED 2 February 2000
Price & de Guerin Families - France & Channel Islands to Australia from 15th
Century and into the 21st Century
||I live in the forest of central Arizona,
USA. I'm a registered nurse, Ass't Commander of the local very active Search and Rescue
Squad, and an avid genealogist. I would like to see as many cemeteries and vital records
as possible for County Fermanagh posted on the Internet to the benefit of us all.
My Irish interests are currently:
FOSTER in county Fermanagh and surrounding area, Church of Ireland,
in America (Iowa) by abt.1840
GOUGH in Dublin, Roman Catholic, in
America (Georgia, Florida) by 1836
I also research the following surnames:
CARGILE, CARUTHERS, DRISKILL, DUKE, GLASSCOCK, JOHNSTONE, SPENCE, SAGE
||Currently living in Leicester, England, I
was born in Brookeborough some decades ago (!) and took up genealogy again after about a
15 year break. When I first started, there was no computer, no internet, no e-mail and I
was sending letters to and from Australia House to buy copies of birth certificates for
ancestors in New South Wales. I think I gave up too easily at that time. Now all that has
changed! With the aid of the internet I found my 2nd cousin Jon Martin (a
subscriber to the Fermanagh list) who has helped me enormously with most of my Australian
My family history isn't an
easy one to construct. My brother was born in Canada, my mother and her father were born
in Australia; her mother born in Co. Kildare and my father was born in S. Ireland.
Names I'm researching including HOUSTON
and COLVILLE from Co. Antrim, NIR; Charles FRASER and
Margaret SUTHERLAND from SUT, Scotland and their descendants who
emigrated to NSW, Australia. In England my HART ancestors from Barking,
Essex/Grimsby, Lincolnshire; SPASHETT and DOCKRELL from
Essex/Middlesex; SMITH and GILES from Hampshire and
In addition to these names, I am also interested in the
fames and fortunes of the Bartons of Clonelly House, the home of my
childhood in the 1950s.
I would like to construct as much of my family tree as an
heirloom for my daughters who will have their work cut out for them researching their
father's ancestors in London, Burma and India!
Family Web Site
|Richard J. Tinneny
||Columbia, South Carolina USA
|Lynne H Irvine
||I am currently researching my husband's tree
- Irvine/Clendenning and Thornberry/Muir. I have got as
far back as John Irvine born abt 1770 died Nov 1858 married Jane Clendenning Born abt 1778
died 22 Feb 1860 both buried at Pettigo, Fermanagh I have 3 children for them - William,
James and Alexander. William married Anne Arbuckle and came to Australia 1865. James
married Mary June Arbuckle and came to Australia abt 1849. I don't think that the Arbuckle
girls were sisters.
Henry Thornberry and his wife
Mary Muir [which incidentally is my maiden name!] came from County Tyrone I think - well
at least his son Henry was born there about 1816 and migrated to Australia 1853 after
marrying Jane Stinson in Tyrone, Ireland in 1842.
|Ken & Helen Harris
||Thank you for the opportunity to air my
interests on the Fermanagh presents site. I feel so fortunate to be a part of such a
special endeavour and really appreciate the work involved in setting up and maintaining
the site. The selections have been both varied and informative and I thank fellow
contributors for their input.
FERMANAGH interests - immigrated to Australia 1840s CATHERINE ANNE MCKNIGHT
Born Irvinestown 1816
Parents: GEORGE (farmer) and ISABELLA MCKNIGHT
Married .THOMAS CAREY of Derryvullan
Parents: JAMES (schoolmaster) AND BARBARA CAREY(nee) MCKNIGHT)
Children: GEORGE 1843 Leppington NSW
MARY 1846 Hoxton Park NSW
ANNEBELLA 1847 Hoxton Park NSW
JAMES 1850 Hoxton Park NSW
THOMAS JOSEPH 1851 Hoxton Park NSW
CHARLOTTE 1853 Hoxton Park NSW (one of twins)
LIMERICK interests - imigrated to Australia about 1840s:
JOHN CANTY ?1818 of Croom
Parents: THOMAS CANTY and MARY HOGAN married 1808 Fedamore Parish
Married MARGARET HYNES of Whiskey Hall, Finnoo
Parents: PATRICK and HANORAH HYNES
WEXFORD interests - immigrated to Australia in 1850s:
ANDREW CORISH 1827 of Wexford
Parents: JOHN AND MARGARET CORISH (nee STAFFORD)
Married GWENDOLINE WINIFRED PEREGRINE of Glamorgan
Parents: HENRY PEREGRINE and HANNAH G OWENS
||Submitter: Ray HAWKINS
Resides: Sydney, Australia
Genealogical Research Interests in Fermanagh: RAMSAY / RAMSEY
and HETHERINGTON families in I Irvinestown (formerly Lowtherstown) --
Parish of Derryvollen -- and perhaps in neighbouring Co. Tyrone parishes.
Other genealogical research interests: Ulster counties of Donegal
& Tyrone (Moorhead, Park, Watson); Derry (Beare, Boyle); Antrim (Thompson,
Keon/McKeown); and Campbell and McCammon in Newry (whatever county that is in)
||Everyday I turn on the Fermanagh web site to
see what is new. My husband's grandfather (Robert Read) was from
Pettigo, Robert wrote columns for the local newspaper, later published as
"Pettigo". I have seen two hand written copies of this book as well
as the published version. Apparently Robert set the children to this task in their
The emmigrants who came around
1910 to the Toronto, Ont. area were welcomed by the descendants that had come around 1849
to other parts of Ontario so contact was kept between the family. My husband, in
U.K. 1943 -1945 in the armed forces travelled to Belfast and met his first cousins who
have since visited us.
My interest in searching Fermanagh now centres around the
names: Roe, Campbell, Dunlop, McCormack all from Doora, near Kesh.
I appreciate the time and hard work that has been given
to this Millennium Project and am eagerly awaiting the final result.
||My name is Bill Barber. I reside with my
wife and children in Hudson, New Hampshire, USA. My father, William Barber,
immigrated to New York in 1925 from County Sligo, Ireland. After his death, I was curious
to "find my Irish roots". Little did I know that it would lead me to an
extensive search on his mother's side in Co. Fermanagh. I have researched extensively in
Enniskillen, the Parish of Inishmacsaint near Roscor, Belfast PRO and the National
Archives in Dublin. The primary Fermanagh surnames I have focused on are:
DUNDAS and McBRIEN
Professionally, I am a Wireless Communications Engineer.
||Valerie HENSHAW, nee KERR, b. Edinburgh,
Scotland in 1949, raised in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) and citizen of
Australia since 1976. I have been tracing my ancestors in Scotland, Ireland and one
sassenach line in Cumberland, for twenty five years now and have never lost the thrill of
My 2xgt-grandfather John McNAMARA
married Margaret MELANAPHEY in Glasgow in 1857. (On the marriage
certificate her name was rendered as Malanfrey and I thought I'd discovered a French
line!) I've since found about thirty variant spellings. Margaret (a furniture dealer) and
at least three siblings, Catherine, Patrick (a master shoemaker) and Hugh (a hawker),
migrated to Glasgow. They were the children of Michael MELANAPHEY, variously described as
a farmer, labourer and coal dealer, and Jane COX, and were born between 1826 and 1841 (I
think). They all married in Glasgow. Fortunately Catherine and Hugh married in 1855, the
first year of statutory registration in Scotland which resulted in heaps of information
being collected. Catherine's marriage certificate revealed that she was "born and
registered 20 March 1840 at Enniskillen, Ireland". Hugh's says "born and
registered in the Parish of Glenally, Co. Fermanagh". Catherine was married by a
Church of Scotland minister but Patrick, Hugh and Margaret married according to Roman
||I am researching Andrew (b ca 1772, d 1829)
and Elizabeth (Johnston) Keys (b ca 1770 d 1830),
parents of my Jane (Keys) Robinson who immigrated to America 1833 from Fermanagh.
I am also searching for the parentage of James Robinson
b ca 1798 from tombstone or 1805 from ship register, who married Jane Keys in Ireland.
Family history says he was born in Co Tyrone, but his naturalization papers say Fermanagh.
Debra (Robinson) Short Tuscarawas County, Ohio