I have looked through a copy of a rental of the Knockballymore estate,
dated 1815 and the Hutchinsons were not located in Conckera at that
stage. However, the good news is that they lived nearby in the
townland of Drumbinnisk, where a Samuel Hutchison held a little over 9
acres at a rent of £7 10s 2d. He had a 19 year lease on this property,
dating from May 1811.
There is a little published history of the Methodist church in Clones
and its vicinity. It was printed about 1912 as a part of a fundraising
bazaar. I had a copy, but must have loaned it to somebody as it isn't
in my collection any more. However, if you contact Jean Wilson at
Drumady, a couple of miles from Magheraveely, She may be able to help.
Jean takes care of the wee Methodist chapel at Drumady the oldest
established Methodist congregation in the Clones area) and she may have
a copy of the week book I'm referring to. Otherwise you might like to
contact Revd Mr Andrew Kingston, a former Minister at Brookeborough and
Drumady who is an avid fan of local history. He told me a few years ago
that someone in the Newtownbutler area was writing a history of
Methodism in south East Fermanagh. Revd Kingston recently transferred
to another congregation, but I'm sure you'll be able to track him down
on the web.
One point in relation to your e-mail, the term 'Northern Ireland' makes
no sense when referring to events (births etc. ) prior to 1920 as the
State only came into existence then. I have noticed that other overseas
researchers also make this mistake and it is bound to create
difficulties, particularly when researching an area like
Magherveely/Clones, where most of the parish is now on one side of the
border (in Fermanagh), while the remainder is south of it (in Monaghan).
All the best
On Dé Domhnaigh, Ean 30, 2005, at 04:54 Europe/Dublin,
After lurking for a bit, I think it's time to dive in. My
paternal line goes back to Fermanagh and environs. Her grandfather
was John Wesley HUTCHINSON, b. 1887, "Concra"(Conckera) or
Magheraveely. He came to America 1908 or 09, his cousin Rob SCOTT
having preceded him. His father was Robert HUTCHINSON; b. 1850,
Northern Ireland; d. 1931, Magheraveely. Robert was a "local
preacher" in the Methodist Church (apparently centered in Clones) and
a farmer. He m. (1884) his cousin Rebecca HUTCHINSON; b. abt.1859, N.
I.; d. 1939, Magheraveely. His father was said to be John (of
Conckera); her father was said to be Peter (of Clonumfry). Their
father was supposed to be Peter HUTCHINSON of Gortgarvin. We would
appreciate any help in pinning down details on these guys. The
written record is a bit sparse.
We are planning a trip to Ireland in late March, and will be (weather
and Ordnance Survey map permitting) spending some quality time in
Fermanagh, annoying distant relatives and assorted civil servants.
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