On Sunday, 10 February 2019 21:43:40 GMT Brenda and Chuck Edmonds wrote:
I’ve been doing Irish genealogy for years and I’ve got to confess I
UNDERSTAND the townlands, cities, towns of Fermanagh county.
I would love to put these places together on a map.
grandparents ....Wm. John Hassard and Elizabeth Johnston .... married
Castle Archdale, Derryvullen, Irvinestown, Lurg. .are these all the
Castle Archdale was an estate and comprised of a number of townlands. Usually
these centred around a large house. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Derryvullan could either be a townland or a civil parish. A civil parish was
a snapshot of the established church (Church of Ireland) for a certain period
in time. Modern day parishes often bear no resemblance to these Civil
Parishes. The Civil Parish was very important for old documents and therefore
is important to understand.
Derryvullan CP - https://www.townlands.ie/fermanagh/derryvullan-and-islands/
Derryvullan Townland - https://www.townlands.ie/fermanagh/tirkennedy/
Irvinestown is obvious the nearest major town, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Shallany where my grandmother Elizabeth was from .... is
Shallany, in Milltown?
Shallany is a townland, in the Parish of Derryvullan, in the Barony of Lurg!
Milltown is a named place within the townland of Shallany, which was built up
around the mills. I called these named places sub-townlands.
They lived and had children at Bawnboy, Cavan. May
have married at Ardress, Slievebane or Irvinestown. I’ve found two
marriages different years. He was son of Andrew of Ederney. Susan Johnston
widow is still in Shallany in 1901 census. grandparents Alexander Hassard
and Emily Perry .....married in Enniskillen, children were born at
Drumcondra, Swanlibar, they later lived and died at Drumrainey,
Lisbofin,and buried in Bellanaleck. The name Cleenish is mentioned.
Most of these are townlands and Civil Parishes.
Ardress (Ardess) is probably Ardess Glebe, as there is a church there - Saint
Mary's, Ardess, Magheraculmoney Parish (officially in the townland of
Lisbofin is a Townland, in the Barony of Clanawley, Parish of Cleenish -
Cleenish Civil Parish - https://www.townlands.ie/fermanagh/cleenish/
Drumcondra, Swanlibar doesn't make sense to me, are those two separate places?
Swanlinbar is a townland and small village - https://www.townlands.ie/cavan/
Drumcondra could be a number of townlands or a Civil Parish, see - https://
In censuses he was from Enniskillen and she could have been from
own father Alexander Hassard .......was born at Bawnboy, Cavan, could have
lived at Drumrainey as a young man (it appears Elizabeth lived with Emily
at Drumrainey at the time of their deaths) but Dad always said he was from
Enniskillen and often mentioned Five Mile Town. I’ve search maps looking to
find some of these places on one map ... can someone put these places into
proximity of each other?
There are 4 Drumrainy townlands in Co Fermanagh, but given the other townlands
I would suggest it is this one.
Brenda Hassard Edmonds
St. Thomas, Ontario but Snowbirds in Florida right now!
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