"Fermanagh, a county of Ireland in Ulster, 43 m. long and 33 broad, containing 694 square miles, bounded N by Donegal and Tyrone, E by Tyrone and Monaghan, S by Cavan and Leitrim; divided into 18 parishes, and sends 2 members to parliament. It contains rich iron ore and coal, and some marble quarries; but is chiefly noted for the breeding of black cattle, and the manufacture of linen. It is navigable throughout, by means of lough Erne, but is so uneven and boggy, as to render it difficult for travelling. Pop.130,399. Capital, Eniskillen." [From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]
"FERMANAGH, an inland county in the province of Ulster, N.W. of Ireland. It lies between 54° 7' to 54° 40' N. lat., and 7° 1' to 8° 5' W. long., and is bounded by Tyrone and Donegal on the N., Monaghan on the E., Cavan on the S., and Leitrim and Donegal on the W., the S. end of the latter county separating it from Donegal Bay. The ancient inhabitants are supposed by some to have been the Erdini of Ptolemy, by others the Nagnatæ. In later times it was called Feor-magh-eanagh, i.e. the "country of the lakes," and was divided into two districts, Targoll and Rosgoll, the first occupied by the Macmanii, the last by the Guard, from which races descend the MacManuses and MacGuires. It was made shire ground in the time of Elizabeth, and was reduced by James I. at the "plantation of Ulster.".........More. [1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland.Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2018 ]
"FERMANAGH, a county, of the province of ULSTER, bounded on the east by Mouaghan and Tyrone, on the north by Tyrone and Donegal, on the west by Donegal and Leitrim, and on the south by Cavan. It extends from 54° 7' to 54° 40' (N. Lat.),and from 7° 1' to 8° 5' (W. Lon,); and comprises an area, according to the Ordnance survey, of 456,538½ acres, of which 320,599 arc cultivated land, 46,755 are under water, and the remainder are: unprofitable bog and mountain. The population, in 1821, amounted to 130,997; and in 1831, to 149,555......More" [Description from 1837 Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland Mel Lockie ©2013]
Photographs of churches - on IGP
NI Tourist Board's County Fermanagh page.
Fermanagh Civil parishes - on Irish Ancestors
County Fermanagh on wikipedia
“This county contains the baronies of Clanawley, Clankelly, Coole, Knockninny, Lurg, Magheraboy, Magherastephena, and Tyrkennedy, which include 11 whole and 9 parts of parishes, 8 market towns, 3 Poor-law Unions, 3 police-districts, with 25 stations, and 190 men of all ranks. It is within the Dublin Military District, of which there are two stations, one in the county town, and another at Beleek. The fair towns are Callowhill, Churchhill, Donagh, Ederney, and Macguire's Bridge. “ [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2018]
County Fermanagh Immigration Records - on IGP
The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following types of records: State Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Census returns, Land records, Church records, Genealogical Office records, Gravestone inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Wills, Deeds, and Occupations.
Irish Ancestors' extensive County Fermanagh website.
The Fianna website's pages for County Fermanagh provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.
Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Fermanagh coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records, Census Records and Griffith's Valuation (Free Access).
List of townlands in county Fermanagh - on wikipedia
See the Fermanagh page on logainm.ie
- "The Placenames Database of Ireland was created by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge in collaboration with The Placenames Branch (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht). This is a comprehensive management system for data, archival records and placenames research conducted by the State. It is a public resource for Irish people at home and abroad, and for all those who appreciate the rich heritage of Irish placenames."
TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS
The Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1838 as a survey of land in each civil parish to determine the payment of tithes (a religious tax). Unlike Griffith's Valuation they do not cover cities or towns. The Tithe Applotment Books or county Fermanagh and its parishes are available online on the National Archives of Ireland website (free).
REGISTRY OF DEEDS:
- Description of the documents held at the PRONI.
- Registry of Deeds Index Project, Ireland - hosted by Nick Reddan
- Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929 online at Familysearch.
- Fermanagh Land Records - on IGP
- Freeholders Registered to Vote 1747-1768 on IGP
- FERMANAGH, Tenants from Mullynaskea and Cavancarragh - on IGP
- Various land related records, list - on fianna
- Griffiths Valuation 1847/64 on the Ask about Ireland site. Use the search box to bring up entries showing Barony/Parish/Townlands and lists of Occupants
Diagrams of various civil parishes in the county - on IGP
Fermanagh Military and Constabulary Records - on IGP
Fermanagh Surnames found in Ireland 1100 thru 1600 - on IGP
Excerpt from the Freeman's Journal April 1, 1817 on IGP
Fermanagh Obituaries and Death Notices - on IGP
“A very handsome brown marble is quarried at Killaston and Florence Court. Iron ore is found at Mount Cuilcagh, and the presence of coal has been detected at Tosset. Goats and young cattle are extensively reared on the mountains. Butter is the principal article sent to the English markets. The chief crops raised are-oats, potatoes, wheat, barley, rye, turnips, flax, &c. Enniskillen, the county town, is famous for its cutlery. Flax and linen are spun, and woollen goods are woven for home use.” [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2018]
History of the Irish Parliament - County Fermanagh- on the Ulster Historical Foundation site
Fermanagh Wills - on IGP
Fermanagh Education Records - on IGP
Photographs of people - on IGP
Freeholders Registered to Vote 1747-1768 - on IGP