Had a day off work so I thought I might throw my old great grandpa out there
once again and share one piece of information I don't think I've shared yet.
Great Grandpa had a son, Robert, in around 1873. We have an extract of
baptism from Tubrid C of I from 1923 (they were listed as living at
Drumacahun) that is signed by the church clerk - so I assume that is correct
given that my Grandfather requested it - even though the baptism doesn't
show on recent transcriptions. I've seen some of those register pages and
all praise is due to George, Vynette and their ilk for even trying. I'm
fairly good at that stuff but it scared me off when I saw them.
So from Robert's birth I am assuming that G grandfather was around 20 at
least - so birth around 1853. The baby's mother was Anne - maiden surname
Armstrong and we think (not confirmed with any degree of certitude) that her
parents were James Armstrong and Mary Burnet. We cannot find any record of
a marriage for JOHN and ANNE and we know that Anne had children by at least
three men (one before Robert) as all the children knew each other and we
(their descendents) are still in touch. We are still assuming she did marry
them as there are no family tales that even hint at anything else - we are
fairly certain her first husband deserted her for America.
My new piece of information is that on Grandfather Robert's first marriage
certificate (1903) great Grandfather JOHN is still alive and listed as a
Drysalter's Labourer. He was also still alive in 1908 when Robert married
my grandmother Roseanne (Mary's younger sister). To my knowledge JOHN
INGRAM never left Fermanagh. Could that occupation (to do with making blood
and bone?) be a clue to where he might have lived?
Family names include James, John, Robert and Anne/Annie.
Living in hope - always - that my Ingram's may appear from the mists!!
Roseanne Byrne (nee Ingram)
Fermanagh names - (Ingram, Armstrong) (Maguire, Baird, Burnet)