Each record comprises a transcript of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
The record set comprises records from Aghavea, Bellanaleck, Devenish, Inishmacsaint, and Mullaghdun parishes in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
The ‘Comments’ category sometimes reveals intriguing causes of death. William Irwin, who was buried on 22 May 1847 was “shot by accident”. James McBride also came to a violent end; on 10 March 1851, he was buried after being “shot by Geo. Curry”. Robert Leviston, who was buried on 28 January 1860, “died on road” in Ballyhose.
There are nine listed deaths from “consumption”, another word for tuberculosis, between 1847 and 1850. This disease was rife in Ireland in the middle of the 19th century; the 1841 census in Ireland lists around 135,000 deaths from tuberculosis a year at that time. There are 23 recorded deaths from fever, mostly in the 1840s and 50s, which coincides with the epidemic of typhoid fever that occurred during the Great Irish Famine of 1845.
Fermanagh is one of six counties in Northern Ireland and one of 32 Irish counties. It’s located in the province of Ulster. Enniskillen is the county town. Fermanagh borders Tyrone, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, and Donegal. There are eight baronies – historical subdivisions of counties – in Fermanagh.
Northern Ireland contains six counties and is part of the United Kingdom. It’s situated in the northeast of Ireland and borders with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west. Since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland has been largely self-governing. Northern Ireland was formed in 1921, when Ireland was partitioned between Northern Ireland and the South of Ireland by an act of the British Parliament. Southern Ireland went on to become the Irish Free State in 1922.