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From: "Bob Graham" <>
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Mullaghfad & Aghalurcher Church Records
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:04:45 +0100
In-Reply-To: <BLU145-W269B2169777261796146A4AEAD0@phx.gbl>


A couple of years ago I extracted all the Grahams - only 2 - from the
Mullaghfad records held at Colebrooke Rectory.

Bob Graham


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[mailto:]On Behalf Of Nick Cimino
Sent: 12 June 2008 05:27
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Subject: FER-GOLD Mullaghfad & Aghalurcher Church Records


Bob,
When we were in Northern Ireland in April of this year, we visited with
Betty Foster, Killarbran, County Fermanagh. Betty's late brother kept a book
indexing the Colebrooke Cemetery [aka Aghalurcher, aka St. Ronan's].
Archdeacon Forster used to keep the records then Willie Foster took over. He
used to answer letters of inquiry concerning the graves. According to Miss
Foster, the original records are now in Dublin with the Church of Ireland.

Frankie Roofe at the Town Hall told me that the records for Mullaghfad were
lost.

Have you accessed the Mullaghfad records at Aghalurcher rectory?

Nick> From: > To: > Date:
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 07:03:12 +0100> Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Patterson or Nevin
near Fivemiletown> > Mullaghfad was re-absorbed into Aghalurcher. The
records are held in the> rectory there.> > Bob Graham> > > -----Original
Message-----> From: >
[mailto:]On Behalf Of Nick Cimino> Sent:
11 June 2008 06:11> To: > Subject: Re: FER-GOLD
Patterson or Nevin near Fivemiletown> > > Viola,> > Margaret Patterson nee
Nevin was the daughter of Hugh Nevin the testator.> Hugh does not mention
his wife at all in the will so I would presume that> she died before 1897
when he wrote the will or as you say she may have been> estranged. The
Margaret Jane Nevin age 78 in 1901 is about the right age> but I have
nothing to tie her to Hugh yet. I have not found a marriage for> Hugh Nevin
nor have I found any of his children in the 1901 !
census. His son> Richard was retired from the Royal Irish Constabulary in
1901 and working> at Belfast Castle as the gatekeeper. These are the only
Nevins in the 1901> census index for Mullaghfad. Hugh's other children:
James, Thomas and Jane> have not yet been located. The Mullaghfad church
records have never been> located. I have not found any burial records for
this Mullaghfad group> either. My hope was that the Pattersons might know
more about the Nevins of> Mullaghfad. I will check the BT directory.> >
!CENSUS: 1901> 1901 Fermanagh Census Index> Surname Given Name Spouse Age
Rel. Townland Civil Parish>
======================================================================>
Nevin Margaret Jane nm 78 CI Mullaghfad
Aghalurcher> ---------------------------------------------------------------
-------------> ----------------------------------------------> Nevin Maggie
William CI Mullaghfad Aghalurcher> Nevin William Maggie CI Mullaghfad
Aghalurcher> --------------------------!
--------------------------------------------------> ------------------
----------------------------> Nevin Richard Saragh CI Mullaghfad
Aghalurcher> Nevin Saragh Richard CI Mullaghfad Aghalurcher> > > This might
be a record for the son, Thomas:> Record Type Civil Marriage> Date of
Marriage 20 Mar 1868> Groom Name thomas NEVIN Address: Mullaghfad; Farmer;
Bachelor; Father: Hugh> Nevin, Farmer> Bride Name elizabeth EMERSON,
Address: Coonian; No Occupation; Spinster;> Father: George Emerson, Farmer>
Church Lisnaskea Church of Ireland> Parish Aghalurcher> Civil District
Lisnaskea> County Fermanagh> The townland Coonian described above is
probably Coneen.> > From: > To:
> Date: Wed,> 11 Jun 2008 03:08:18 +0100>
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Patterson or Nevin near> Fivemiletown> > Nick,>
Looking at that will, drawn up two years before his> demise, he was>
stipulating that Margaret Patterson [nee Nevin or was she> Nevin nee>
Patterson? his widow? Common law wife?] would only get one> shilling should>
she marr!
y. That was the legal minimum he could leave a wife> or partner.> In that
event James Joseph Patterson [her son?] would inherit> all and have> to
provide for his siblings until they could support> themselves.> Sons,James
Rich'd , and Thomas. Daughters Margaret and Jane as> well as G'son> William
have all been left "one shilling Sterling" which was> sufficient to> prevent
them [Immediate Next of Kin] making further claim on> the estate.> "Being
cut off with a shilling"> He must also have been partly> estranged at the
time of making the will> otherwise he would have had to> name his wife and
she w!> ould have had a "> Wife's Legal entitlement"> >From that I would
think that> those left the shilling were 'out of favour'> with the
testator.> Had he> omitted to name them, they could have disputed the will,
and claimed> a> greater share of his estate and chattels.> I think I have
that correct.>> Wills were legal documents and if not water tight could be
broken.> Up all> night aga!
in!!!!> Ah well what matter?> Viola.> > Plain> Text> -----------------
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