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Marriage of Catherine Tierney and James Russell about 1854

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Re: Marriage of Catherine Tierney and James Russell about 1854

Posted: 1381966990000
Classification: Query
There are two methods for finding parish records in Ireland on line. Fermanagh is in Northern Ireland.

both charge fees but roots is a not for profit foundation. Even if not sure the couple are from
Fermanagh you should be able to search for the marriage record with just both of the couples names.

A marriage record will give you in addition to the parish and date, the names of each of their father's and perhaps witnesses. There were no birth certificates before 1864 only parish records unless
they were Church of Ireland whose marriages were registered from 1845-1864.

I believe you can get a document from the RC Parish signed by the current clergy but I'm not sure
if that is correct for 1854.

Fermanagh underwent the Griffith Valuation in 1862 now used as a census substitute so depending on whether they had left for the US or not they should be listed.

There are 2 Parish Templecarn's in Fermanagh and Donegal:

There are 12 Nicholson's in 6 Parish's in Donegal, but none in the Parish of Templcarn in 1857

There are 0 Nicholson's in Fermanagh in 1862.

Donegal: 1857

Hugh Elliott, Parish of Inver, Townland of Drumcoe, Poor Law Union Donegal (within 12mi of named town) tenant of the Marquis of Conyngham

#30 house, outbuilding and land 40 acres 3 roods and 0 perches

There are 7 Hugh Elliott's in Ireland, Co. antrim, 2 x Cork, Donegal, Leitrim, 2x Limerick

John Russell, Parish of Drumkeeran, Townland Tirmacspird, Poor Law Union Irvinestown, Co.Fermanagh tenant of Arthur D'Arcy

8a house, outbuilding and land 29 acres 0 roods 0 perches

Alexander Russell, Parish of Magheraculmoney, townland of Drumcose, PLU Irvinestown
tenant of Philip Macguinness

#5b house only

I would of though if James Russell was 60 in 1880 he would of been born in 1820 and should be
listed as an occupier of property.

Not knowing the name of Catherine's father (2nd. son would most likely have his name) all I can say is there were 31 Tierney's in Fermanagh in 1862 names: William x 2, John x 10, Thomas 5,
Bernard 3, Denis 1, Mary 1, James 4, Patrick 4, Owen 2;

3 Tierney's in Donegal 1857 names are
Edward Tierney Parish of Donegal; Samuel Tierney Parish Killea; Mary Tierney Parish Taughboyne;

The Parish of Templecarn appears in two Counties, Fermanagh in the PLU of Irevinestown and
in Donegal, PLU of Donegal.

If these folks were farmers they will not show in any directories until 1881/1894 so any information wouldn't be valid. You can see 1824 & 1846 on

When you have the correct parish and area you can look in the Irish telephone book for Donegal
and the british telephone book for Northern Ireland but the names of the people still living in the
area. They may not know of these families after all its over 150 years but they maybe able to
tell you where the graveyards are so you can look for gravestone inscriptions.

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