Co. Fermanagh

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Angulo, Gilbert de

Angulo, Gilbert de (d. 1213), lord of Morgallion and Anglo-Norman adventurer, belonged to a family of possible Flemish origin which had adopted its toponymic from Angle, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Gilbert and his brothers Philip and William were sons of Jocelin, baron of Navan, whose…

Archdale, Sir Edward Mervyn

Archdale, Sir Edward Mervyn (1853–1943), landowner and politician, was born 26 January 1853 at Rossfad, near Ballinamallard, Co. Fermanagh, eldest among six sons and two daughters of Nicholas Montgomery Archdale (1820–77), sometime agent of the Archdale estate, high sheriff of Co…

Armstrong, Robert Williams

Armstrong, Robert Williams (1824–84), architect, civil engineer, and co-founder of Belleek Pottery, was born in Co. Longford, son of Francis Armstrong, architect and builder. Despite an early aptitude for pottery, he trained as an architect and civil engineer, exhibiting designs at…

Atthill, Lombe

Atthill, Lombe (1827–1910), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born 3 December 1827 in Ardess Glebe, Co. Fermanagh, youngest of ten surviving children of the Rev. William Atthill (qv), rector (1818–47) of Magheraculmony, Co.…

Barbour, William Pirrie ('Bill')

Barbour, William Pirrie ('Bill') (1920–2009), teacher, and community and political activist, was born in Newtownards, Co. Down, son of Walter Terence Barbour, a director of the Combe Barbour engineering firm, and his wife Blanche (née Redman), whose father owned wine shops in London…

Barrett, Michael

Barrett, Michael (1841?–68), Fenian, was born at Drumnagreshial, Drumkeeran, Co. Fermanagh, apparently the only son of Edward Barrett, a farmer. A catholic, he evidently received a good education before moving, not yet 21, to Britain, where he became a stevedore in Glasgow and…

Barton, Thomas

Barton, Thomas (1695–1780), wine merchant and property owner, was born at Curraghmore, Co. Fermanagh, on 21 December 1695, the eldest son of William Barton and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Dickson of Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. After being ‘bred up a merchant’ by his uncles…

Barton, William

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Blenerhasset (Hasset, Blennerhassett), Thomas

Blenerhasset (Hasset, Blennerhassett), Thomas (1550?–1624), poet and undertaker in Ulster, was probably born at Horsford, Norfolk, and was a younger son of William Blenerhasset (d. 1598) and his wife Anne (née Colby), members of the Norfolk gentry. He seems to have studied at…

Bloomfield, John Caldwell

Bloomfield, John Caldwell (1823–97), landlord and entrepreneur, was born 5 February 1823, eldest son of John Colpoys Bloomfield and Frances Arabella Bloomfield (née Caldwell); there were three other sons and a daughter. His mother, a descendant of Sir John Caldwell, was coheiress…

Bolton, Mary

Bolton, Mary (1920–96), counsellor, was born 16 September 1920 in Co. Donegal. An orphan, she was adopted by a farming couple in Co. Tyrone. As a young woman she settled in London, where she became an alcoholic. Recovering from her addiction as a result of treatment under Dr Max…

Bridle, Kathleen

Bridle, Kathleen (1897–1989), artist and art teacher, was born 19 November 1897 at Swalecliff, Kent, England, second of three daughters of James Bridle, a lieutenant and coastguard, and Janet Bridle (née Flower), a school teacher. Due to her father's profession, her family moved to…

Brooke, Basil Stanlake

Brooke, Basil Stanlake (1888–1973), 1st Viscount Brookeborough, prime minister of Northern Ireland, was born 9 June 1888 at Colebrooke Park, the family estate in Co. Fermanagh. He was the eldest of the five children (three sons, two daughters) of Sir Arthur Douglas Brooke (1865–1907),…

Brooke, John Warden

Brooke, John Warden (1922–87), politician and 2nd Viscount Brookeborough , was born 9 November 1922 in Colebrooke, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, second of three sons of Sir Basil Brooke (qv), prime minister of Northern Ireland…

Brown, Nicholas

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Bullock, Shan Fadh (John William)

Bullock, Shan Fadh (John William) (1865–1935), author, was born 17 May 1865 at Inisherk, Co. Fermanagh, eldest son among eleven children of Thomas Bullock (1840–1917), estate steward and farmer, and his wife Mary Wheery. Thomas Bullock worked on the Crom Castle demesne of John…

Burkitt, Denis Parsons

Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911–93), surgeon and epidemiologist, was born 28 February 1911 at Lawnakilla, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, elder son among three children of James Parsons Burkitt (qv), county surveyor and ornithologist,…

Burkitt, James Parsons

Burkitt, James Parsons (1870–1959), ornithologist and engineer, was born 20 August 1870 at Killybegs, Co. Donegal, second son among five sons and two daughters of Thomas Henry Burkitt, presbyterian minister, and Emma Eliza Burkitt (née Parsons). He was educated at Galway grammar…

Caldwell, Henry

Caldwell, Henry (1738–1810), soldier and administrator, was born at Castle Caldwell, near Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, fourth son among six sons and two daughters of Sir John Caldwell, landowner, and his wife Ann, daughter of Dean John Trench of Raphoe, Co. Donegal. He was educated locally…

Caldwell, Sir James

Caldwell, Sir James (c. 1720–1784), 4th baronet, count of Milan, soldier, and author, was probably born at Castle Caldwell, Co. Fermanagh, eldest of six sons and two daughters of John Caldwell, a landowner, and his wife Ann, daughter of John Trench, dean of Raphoe. He was…

Carney, Francis (‘Frank’)

Carney, Francis (‘Frank’) (1896–1932), soldier and politician, was born 25 April 1896 in Abbey St., Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, son of Edward Carney, fisherman, and Eliza Carney (née McCaffrey). Details of his education are not available. At the outbreak of the first world war (…

Carron, John

Carron, John (1908–98), MP, was born 28 January 1908 in Tiravally, parish of Kinawley, Co. Fermanagh, second son of John Carron (1863–1935), farmer and carter, and Brigid Carron (née McGovern) of Ballinamore. After a local national school education he was apprenticed to a spirit…

Cole, William Willoughby

Cole, William Willoughby (1807–86), 3rd earl of Enniskillen and amateur geologist, was born 25 January 1807 at Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh, the country seat of the earls of Enniskillen. Cole was the eldest of three sons of the 2nd earl and his wife Charlotte, daughter of Henry…

Cooney, Edward

Cooney, Edward (1867–1960), evangelist, was born 11 February 1867 in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, one of twelve children of William Rutherford Cooney, a prosperous anglican draper, and his methodist wife Emily (née Carson). He was educated at Enniskillen Model School and Portora…

Crichton (Creighton), John

Crichton (Creighton), John (1802–85), 3rd earl and 4th baron of Erne (Ireland) and 1st Baron Fermanagh (UK), landowner and progressive agriculturalist, was born on 30 July 1802, the elder son (he had a brother and two sisters) of Colonel John Creighton (1772–1833), governor of Hurst…