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Maxwell Name Study - Maxwells in County Fermanagh

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Part of Maxwell Name Study

Maxwells in County Fermanagh

Fermanagh was a stronghold of the Maguire clan and Donn Carrach Maguire (died 1302) was the first of the chiefs of the Maguire dynasty. However on the confiscation of lands relating to Hugh Maguire, Fermanagh was divided, as part of the Ulster Plantation, in similar manner to the other five escheated counties among Scottish and English undertakers and native Irish. The baronies of Knockinny and Magheraboy were allotted to Scottish undertakers, those of Clankelly, Magherastephana and Lurg to English undertakers and those of Clanawley, Coole, and Tyrkennedy, to servitors and natives.

Wikipedia Magheraboy

history of Fermanagh and the Plantation

Reason for the Study

This part of the Study was created as an attempt to break my highest brick wall i.e My GGGF James Maxwell from Fermanagh.

Update - Aug 2016 following visit to Mitchell Library in Glasgow and viewing a Poor Relief Application made by Harriet Maxwell I can confirm my GGGF was living and died in Derrygonnelly by 1895. I have confirmation at last !! I know where he was 1876 onwards and all daughters say they were born in Fermanagh c 1839/1841 and 1845. None of them appear in any parish records online - or at least I can't find them as off July 2017 but I'll keep going !!

I'm trying to find where the family was living prior to 1876 and anything on my GGGM Mary Jane Lloyd.

Update - Nov 2017 - I've found the name of my GGGGF. it's also James Maxwell and he was a farmer. This is thanks to the further images of marriage certs now available https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1872/11315/8151844.pdf

https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ I've now found my GGGF's death cert in 1891 plus discovered that he married again c1872 and had another daughter Emily Maxwell who married in Derrygonnelly then moved as Mrs Cox to County Meath. Found her and family in 1901/1911 census.

To be continued !!

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