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Thanks to David Armstrong we have added Baptisms from the Galloon Register
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Thanks to David for all his work!
In transcribing cemeteries (in Eire) I often check dates I can’t read against irishgenealogy.ie. I am amazed at how different ages can be on headstones compared to what they are listed as on the death records. Sometimes I wonder if it is because the headstone was erected a couple of years after the person died and so the stonecutter is told “oh Great Aunt Annie was surely 86 years, when on the death record it said that Great Aunt Annie was 79.
And I’ve come across a real stumper this week—a large obelisk, carved on two sides. The first side the “erected by” side said it was erected by Ellen Ryan in loving memory of her husband James who died in 1874 aged 50. And James’ mother Elizabeth is listed as well as a child that died young. But on the other side it says “And the above Ellen Ryan who died in 1868 aged 68.” So how could a woman who died 6 years before her husband have erected the stone? And she was 24 years older than her husband. I know that sometimes younger men married older women but 24 years? So I can’t help but think that there are either two Ellen Ryans and when it said “the above” it wasn’t referring to Ellen-the-wife-of-James or else the stonecutter got the date wrong. There is an entry in the death records for an Ellen Ryan who died in 1898 aged 71; reversing a 6 and a 9 wouldn’t be that unusual. I tried looking James’ death record up but it hasn’t been digitized on irishgenealogy.
Of course this isn’t my family, I am just curious about oddities when I transcribe and I often do some extra research just out of that curiosity. But I tell people NOT to take the ages on graves as the correct ages because I see way too many discrepancies. And I wouldn’t always take the ages on the death records as correct either as the deaths are often reported by the hospital staff or workhouse staff. All in all, I would just be grateful if I could FIND my great grandparents’ deaths at all!
The main exception, in terms of early archival survivals, are the papers
relating to the Balfour estate at Lisnaskea and elsewhere in Co. Fermanagh.
This was not purchased by Lord Erne until 1821, so the documents
relating to it were not destroyed in 1764, and in fact provide important
information about early 17th century settlement. The Erne papers
comprise such material as title deeds, settlements, wills, leases,
rentals, accounts, maps, surveys, architectural drawings and Land
Commission sale papers relating to the various properties, together with
correspondence about estate, political and family affairs, 1727-1728 and
c. 1775-1945. Some family and estate correspondence has found its way
into the National Library in Dublin (e.g. MS 15360).
Arrangement The collection is arranged as follows:
D1939/1 Irish Land Commission: judicial rent and sale papers
D1939/2 Maps, surveys, valuations and architectural drawings including
Blore's and subsequent architects' drawings for Crom Castle
D1939/3 Register of freeholders, Co. Fermanagh
D1939/4 Receiving rentals [of the] Erne estates
D1939/5 Erne estate rentals and accounts, 1856-1942
D1939/6 Miscellaneous (Fermanagh and Dublin) receiving rentals, 1845,
1868 and 1927-1928
D1939/7 Agents' annual rentals and accounts
D1939/8 Receiving rentals for the Lifford estate
D1939/9 Agents' statements of account, etc
D1939/10 Rentals for estates in Cos Mayo and Sligo
D1939/11 Title deeds and leases of the Crom, Aghalane and other
D1939/12 Title deeds, leases, correspondence and some rentals and maps
relating to the Mayo and Sligo estates, 1700-1910
D1939/13 Title deeds and leases of the Callowhill and Eyles Irwin estates
D1939/14 Title deeds and leases of the Cole-Hamilton estate in and north
of Enniskillen and of the Crawford estate at Drumgamph, etc
D1939/15 Title deeds, leases, rentals, etc, of the Balfour estate
D1939/16 Miscellaneous title deeds and papers
D1939/17 Title deeds and rentals of the Balfour estate, 1630-1919:
contents of Deed Box No. 8
D1939/18 Title deeds and leases of the Lifford estate
D1939/19 Miscellaneous legal and testamentary papers, title deeds and
leases, maps, surveys and rentals, etc
D1939/20 Title deeds, leases, accounts, etc, relating to the
D1939/21 Title deeds and releases relating to virtually all the
D1939/22 Title deeds, leases, etc, of the Knockballymore estate
D1939/23 Family settlements, mortgages, etc
D1939/24 Title deeds, leases, etc, of the Rogerson estate in Dublin
D1939/25 Wills and administrations: 1668 - 1946
D1939/26 Family settlements, etc
D1939/27 Family diaries, household account books, inventories of
furniture, paintings, silver, books, etc
D1939/28 Estate Office correspondence and letter-books
D1939/29 Workmen's wages books and farm account books
D1939/30 Kitchen and domestic accounts including game books
D1939/31 Cash books
D1939/32 Bank Pass books
D1939/33 "Erne Estate" ledgers
D1939/34 Schedules of documents
D1939/35 Invoices and receipts
D1939/36 Miscellaneous estate papers
Conditions of Access & Use
Access Conditions The collection can be consulted in the
reading room in PRONI in accordance with PRONI's rules and regulations.