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Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD Fermanagh - 'The Horsemen's
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The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld.Saturday 28
September 1867 P. 7.
From the Armagh Guardian.
The New Governer of NSW...Somerset Richard Lowry
Until within a recent time, Fermanagh was known
as Horsemen's Lands.
These lands had been granted in lieu of arrears of
pay to certain soldiers
of the Commonwealth, who appear, with one
exception, to have sold their
interest in them to John Currie, said to have been
their Captain, whense
arises the tradition that he, at one time, served
in the Parliamentary army.
This John Currie or Corry, married a Miss
Elizabeth Johnstone of the family
of the Marquis of Annandale, and was succeeded by
his son James, who married
(about the year 1666) firstly Sarah, daughter of
Oliver Anketell of County Monaghan.
In this year (1666) he was appointed captain of a
company of foot to be raised in
During the troubles in 1689, his house was burnt
and much of his property destroyed,
after which he retired to England for a short
time, where he probably married about 1691
his second wife, Elizabeth Hanyman of London. In
1692 he was appointed colonel of the
regiment of horse to be raised in Fermanagh, and
this year was returned M.P. for the county,
which he continued to be until his death in 1718.
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