Enniskillen Civil Parish, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland Genealogy

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Guide to Enniskillen 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 Enniskillen. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

History[edit | edit source]

The town's name comes from the Irish: Inis Ceithleann. This refers to Cethlenn, a figure in Irish mythology who may have been a goddess. It has been said that Ceithlenn got wounded in battle by an arrow and attempted to swim across the river but she never reached the other side. It has been anglicized many ways over the centuries — Iniskellen, Iniskellin, Iniskillin, Iniskillen, Inishkellen, Inishkellin, Inishkillin, Inishkillen, and so on.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enniskillen

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]

Read more about maps and gazetteers.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The Grave Stone Project

http://www.tammymitchell.com/cofermanagh/

  • Brendrum Cemetery
  • Clabby, St. Margaret's Church of Ireland Cemetery 
  • Derrygonnelly Cemetery
  • Monea Cemetery  
  • Old Rossory Cemetery
  • Pubble Cemetery Tempo Cemetery 
  • Sisters of Mercy Convent Enniskillen Cemetery  
  • Tempo Church of Ireland Cemetery
  • Tempo Roman Catholic Cemetery

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]

Read general information about church records.

Catholic[edit | edit source]

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Church of Ireland[edit | edit source]

With: Parish register extracts, 1714-1863 / Church of Ireland. Parish Church of Aghold. Includes baptisms, marriage and burial entries for selected families. 1666-1826

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Baptisms, marriages, burials 1666-1826

Additional extracts in the Sherwood Collection 1666-1787 FHL microfilm 402918 [1]

Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Methodist[edit | edit source]

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Society of Friends[edit | edit source]

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Others[edit | edit source]

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

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.

Poor Law[edit | edit source]

Enniskillen Poor Law Union was mostly in county Fermanagh, but included a small part of county Cavan and a smaller part of county Tyrone. The workhouse was located in the town of Enniskillen. Electoral districts included Kilskerry in Tyrone; Killinagh, Glen, Swanlinbar and Tullnamoltra in Cavan; Tempo, Manor of Carrick, Clabby, Ballyreagh, Ballycassidy, Enniskillen, Kinawley, Florencecourt, Laragh, Letterbreen, Carne, Holywell, Ealy and Rahalton in Fermanagh.

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Enniskillen Poor Law Union Workhouse registers, 1845-1913

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]

Read more about these records in the Ireland Schools article.

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.