I have some information on my late cousin's family. She married John Ovens (1918-2002)
and they lived near Slavin Church at Drumcrow West. Both buried Slavin Church. John's
father was Dundas Ovens 1880-1958 and buried Slavin Church cemetery. Dundas Ovens father
was John Ovens bn Gortnalee, Co Fermanagh (1849-1929) married 1878 to Margaret Dundas (she
born Drumbad 1857 d1923). Also both buried Slavin Church. John's father was also John
Ovens (therefore born approx 1820) and was probably the head of the family farming at
Gortnalee and listed in Griffiths 1860 (John Ovens 47 acres).
Gortnalee is about 2.5 miles south east of Belleek.
If Maurice Cassidy is still on the Fermanagh Gold list he may have additional information.
He is an Ovens descendent.
My second cousin Tom Ovens still farms at Drumcrow West.
I also checked two sources I have as follows:
1814 Inishmacsaint tithe
Gerret Ovens Corracloon
Rev Wm Ovens Cosbytown
Edward Ovens Glenleven
Thos Ovens Gortnalee
Gerr'd Ovens Knockarevan
Wm Ovens Esq Rahalton
Hugh Ovens Tullynagowan
Wm Ovens Tullynagowan
Thos Ovens Tullynagowan
Slavin Cemetery (courtesy Bill Barber)
Thomas John Ovens age 78 Gortnalee d 8Feb1964 husband
Harriet Ovens age 87 Gortnalee d 7Feb1960 wife
Arthur William Ovens age infant Gortnalee d28May1921 son
Arthur Ovens age 69 d 25Sep1917 husband
Mary Jane Ovens age 65 d 20Dec1921 wife
Margaret Ovens age 67 d 10Oct1923 wife
John Ovens age 80 d 26Apr1929 husband
Dundas Ovens d 8Mar1958
Sarah Jane Ovens d 1May1980
Sarah Elizabeth Ovens age 2 1/2 d 21May1935
Robert Arthur Ovens d 14Feb1995