Fermanagh Friends: Contents
Fermanagh Friends: Surnames
Fermanagh Friends: Searches
Fermanagh Friends: Cemeteries
Fermanagh Friends: Surveys
Fermanagh Friends: Emigration
Fermanagh Friends: Families

Fermanagh Friends: Miscellany
Fermanagh Friends: Wills
Fermanagh Gold Introduction
 
IRVINESTOWN TOWER GRAVEYARD INSCRIPTIONS

Contributor, Ray Hawkins, wishes to stress that this particular set of records are to be treated as a guide only, "... as I expect it to contain lots of errors; based upon those which I found, when I compared the entries with my own personal gleanings in the churchyard many years ago. Nevertheless, it may provide just the breakthrough for someone, that we all keeping hoping for, for ourselves.

"Generally, I did NOT change surname spellings which seemed wrong or inconsistent, such as CAMPBL (presumably for CAMPBELL) or one entry for McQUIRE which contained a reference to McGUIRE. 

Nor did I alter townland name spellings; which as you would know, are often spelled quite inconsistently."


NAMES
There are over 350 deaths and burials recorded in Irvinestown with 106 unique surnames. The records include cemetery inscriptions and other Irvinestown deaths from contributors. The unique names are:

Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Bacom, Beacom, Bleakley, Bleakly, Brady or Bray, Brown, Campbl, Cheney, Chittick, Clarke, Coade, Connolly, Corr, Cowan, Crowe, Crozier, Cullen, Douglas, Duff ?, Duncan, Dundass, Elliott, Fields, Fleming, Forsythe, Gardiner, Gipson, Glenn, Graham, Grummer, Guy, Hall, Haran, Harrintown, Heatherington, Heathington, Henderson, Hetherington, Hetheringtown, Homes, Humphries, Humphrys, Hunter, Hurst, Ingram, Irvine, Irwin, Johnston, Johnstone, Jolly, Jones, Kenedy?, Kerr, Keys, Knox, Lavans, Lindsay, Little, Lyon, Maguire, Martin, Maxwell, Mcaliveain, McElroy, McGregor, McGuire, McGuire or McQuire, McKeon, Meer?, Moffitt, Montgomery, Moore, Morris, Morrow, O'Flanagan, Palmer, Patterson, Ramsay, Ramsey, Ramsy, Reid, Rinchey, Robinson, Ryan, Smith, Somerville, Steele, Swanston, Sweeney, Ternan, Thompson, Trotter, Vance, Walker, Wilson, Woods

If one of the surnames above is the one you're looking for you can now go to the Deaths & Burials Search and type your chosen surname in the Surname box and enter "Irvinestown " in the Place box.  The results will show you all deaths and burials with that surname in Irvinestown.


If you would like to view Ray's contribution in more detail, he is happy for you to download the complete file. It is provided here in a variety of formats presented as a zip file. Click on the link for the version you require. 

Excel97 [25kb] Works V4 [19kb]
CSV (not MAC) [9kb] CSV (Mac) [9kb]

You will need the unzip program to open any of these 4 files.  If you have not used an unzip program before, click HERE for help.

Click the file type you wish to download. You will see a dialog box asking you to confirm you wish to download the file. Click the Save button, choose the folder where you wish your file to be saved to, then click OK.

You can then go to Windows Explorer, browse to the folder where you saved the file, then click Open.

You will notice when you browse the file that the information appears in a slightly different format to the records you have viewed in the website database. Whilst all the information was included in the database, the information was ordered slightly differently to fit the database format.