County Fermanagh & County Louth Genealogy
NOTES and Coats of Arms
Finding Your Family in County Fermanagh & Louth
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This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Fermanagh & Louth, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Fermanagh & Louth. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Fermanagh & Louth families found in heraldic records. Included you will find a full page county map from the Atlas of Ireland, along with a listing of modern parishes and old townlands, along with the address and location of records for more research. Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation, this book was originally made for members researching in Fermanagh & Louth.
What this book does
This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), from the IGF Library. It also includes rough sketches of family coats of arms and notes from centuries past - seldom found elsewhere. The resources provided here will help research any family in the county, including old Irish families, and settler families from England, Scotland, Wales and the continent. This book is a hands on guide for finding your family in Fermanagh & Louth - some family history is included - but it is not a gigantic collection of family histories . (For that see 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small', the first book in the Irish Families series by O'Laughlin.)
The Irish Families Project for Fermanagh & Louth
The Master book to the 29 volume Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'. That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Fermanagh & Louth and the surrounding areas. "County Fermanagh & Louth Genealogy and Family History Notes", volume 15 in the series, expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Fermanagh & Louth. (In this way both books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used independently for research.)
Many families are noted and pinpointed as to location...some are mentioned in passing. Includes family histories from the works of John O'Hart.....
Most Numerous Families
The most numerous families in County Fermanagh in the 19th century were: (variant spellings follow the name) (geneology)
And In County Louth :
Table of Contents
List of Books, ISBN data..
Extracts from Topographical Dictionary.
P a r t O n e
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index..
National Resource List ..
Local Resource Lists..
Numerous Names in Fermanagh and Louth..
P a r t T w o
The complete existing returns from the 'census' of 1659,
also showing the methods of spelling family names and place names at that time in history. This census is recorded according to parish, townland and barony. The full name of titualdoes are given, and there is an additional list of principal names by barony along with the count of each surname (full names are not given in the summary). For example, in Fermanagh, John Johnston, Henry Robinson, Thomas Umphrey, and John Armstrong are listed as tituladoes for certain townlands (among many others.) As an example of the summary given for each barony, in one parish the surnames of Mc Caffery, O Cassydy, McCorry, Mc Cawley, O Drum, Mc Dromma, McGuire, Maguire, McManus, McMarten, McMorphey, O Really, O Rely, and Mc A Vynny are given along with a head count as principal Irish names. Other summaries give principal English and Scots names and their numbers, with Armstrong, Crozier, Ellyott, Ellot, Graham, Irwin, Johnston, Mountgomery, Nixson, Noble, and Scott, given as such in one barony.
In Fermanagh the parishes of Clownish, Aghaveigh, Devonish, Bohue, Rossory, Clenish, Killasher, Aghaharcher, Enniskeane, Magherycoolmony, Drumully, Terribruske, Derryvollan, Magherycross, Ennis McSaint, Templecarne, Kilmawly, and the town of Enniskillen are given.
In Louth the baronies of Lowth, Dundalke, Farrard, Atherdee, the city of Droheda (Drogheda) are enumerated. The principal Irish names given in one summary for Louth were Butler, Bradigan, Chevers, Henry, Jones, Keny, Kelly, Lea, Martin, Moore, Murphy and While.
It is important to note that many more names and individuals are given. The spellings have changed over the years, so you may need to examine the spellings for close matches.
P a r t T h r e e
Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes.
Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken from the Irish Book of Arms. The original listings provide specific locations for families, and clues for future research. Among the families given here along with sketches of coats of arms are Butler of Lanesborough; John Cole of Mt. Florence; John Creighton of Crum Castle; Denny of Moorstown; Gore of Ross; Hickson of Fermoyle; Howe; Irwin; Lendrum; Lowry-Corry; Noble of Glassdrummond; Richardson of Rossfad; Verney; Willoughby-Cole; Birmingham the Earl; Blaney the Baron; Bolton of Castle Ring; Brabazon the Earl; Dobbin; Fortescue; Fortesque; Foster of Cullon; Garstin of Braganstown; Hamilton of Dundalk; Lee-Norman of Corbolis; Moore of Drogheda; Netterville of Louth; Pennant of Penrhyn; Plunket the Baron; Ruxton; Schuylemberg; Stannus of Louth; Taaf of Louth; Taaffe of Smarmore; and Titchburne of Louth.
P a r t F o u r
Examples of Family History Extracts. Here are family history notes giving the chiefs and clans of the area in earlier days, based on the works of O'Hart. Numerous families are given here with special entries for the families of Maguire; O'Flanagan; Davin; Keenan; MacDonnell; MacManus; O'Brien; and Carroll of Dundalk. There are hundreds more full names in this section including a list of Inniskilleners in 1689, and listings of individuals by barony.
P a r t F ive
Index of Place Names, ancient & modern.
A sampling of place names to assist in finding locations in the county, as taken from the Master Book of Irish Placenames. This includes townlands, and modern parishes.
Cross of Muredach
Map of Louth
Map of Fermanagh
Families on the 4 Masters Map
What families were in the county in earlier days ? This might provide a clue to the locations of your family today. Here are some of the families given on the Map in the History of Ireland by the 4 Masters (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.) E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain.
In County Fermanagh
Mac Donnell, C.
Mac Gilfinnen, L.
Mac Guire, P.
O' Breslin, (Brehon)
O' Cassidy, C.
Mac Leonard, L.
O' Devin, L.
O' Felan (Phelan)
O' Flanagan, L.
O' Heaney, C.
O' Keenan, C.
O' Muldoon, C.
O' Tracy, and
And in County Louth
O' Carroll, P.
O' Colman, C.
O' Kelly, C.
O' Scanlan, C.
The Final Word
A hands on guide to find your family within the county Fermanagh and the County Louth. New; Full size 8 1/2 x 11; approx. 80 pages; heavier parchment type cover; lay flat binding; illustrations, some of which may appear faded with age as in the originals; County Map; Local Sources; Coats of Arms; and record extracts. Many families are given with family history notes, specific locations; coat of arms; and seats of power. Some are only mentioned. A must for any researcher. ( For a large collection of family histories within the county we also recommend "The Book of Irish Families, great & small", by O'Laughlin.)
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