Devenish Civil Parish, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland Genealogy

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Guide to Devenish Civil Parish, County Fermanagh ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, baptism records, marriage records, and burial records.

The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Devenish. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

History[edit | edit source]

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Localities[edit | edit source]

List the names of town-lands in this civil parish. List the names of the surrounding parishes. List the names and give a description of a district, poor law union, etc.

Maps and gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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Census[edit | edit source]

The purpose of a census was to gather information about people who lived in an area. While the government began census taking in 1821, only fragments exist before 1901. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 are available. Read more about the records in the Ireland Census article.

Church records[edit | edit source]

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Catholic[edit | edit source]

The Catholic parish of Devenish (formerly called Irvinestown) was head of a district, sometimes called Derrygonnelly. The parish covers parts of the civil parishes of Devenish, Inishmacsaint and Boho. There were three chapels at Monea and Garrison in Devenish, and in Derrygonnelly in Inishmacsaint.

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Baptisms 1846-1881
Marriages 1851-1880

The Catholic parish of Garrison is part of the parish district of Inis Muighe Saimh, or Inishmacsaint. Garrison is a townland in the civil parish of Devenish, and is where the chapel was located.

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Baptisms 1860-1881
Marriages 1860-1880
Church of Ireland[edit | edit source]

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Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

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Methodist[edit | edit source]

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Society of Friends[edit | edit source]

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Others[edit | edit source]

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records[edit | edit source]

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Probate dealt with the property of a deceased person. Read more about these records in the Ireland Probate Records article.

School records[edit | edit source]

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Tax records[edit | edit source]

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles.