This is a very early date for Ireland in general but also
Fermanagh, there are very few parish's that have baptism's that early.
Looking through Griffith Valuation for Fermanagh that didn't take place till late (1862) compared to most counties.
There were 53 Patterson's at that time but only one
Samuel Patterson. Names are carried down through generations.
His parish was Magheraculmoney.
Samuel Patterson, Parish of Magheraculmoney, Townland
Aghileague, PLU Irvinestone, tenant of Henry M. D'Arcy
#28 house, outbuildings and land 27 acres 3 roods 0 perches
The Parish of Magheraculmoney is in the Union of Irvinestown and would be no more than 12 miles from this town.
See Flicker photo, St. Mary's Church, Ardess, Fermanagh. This church built 1827 and has burials for 300 years for both protestant and catholic 1679-1903. You maybe able to
find gravestone inscriptions rather than Parish Registers.
BMD's on-line for Fermanagh are in two places:www.emeraldancestors.com
(free to view) pay for record
and a Irish History Foundation, pay to view and pay for
record, this is the website that has a couple of parish's with early records
Parish registers are the best way to find parents but whether they have survived from the late 1700's is a question.
You might be better off looking for a marriage but this also would be a parish record but 1784 +25 years it would of occurred about 1819. There is some hope there.
The British telephone book says too many Patterson's in Northern Ireland to list, tried an advanced search and there are 3 Patterson's in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, addresses would be sufficient for mail delivery.
You can try Museum and Heritage societies to see if they have compiled gravestone inscriptions. Try the Irish Deeds Registry-just google it is part of rootsweb but I can't remember its name at the moment
Perhaps you will be lucky and a Patterson come along
and identify him. Samuel and Mark were very unusual names for the times, just a few Samuel's here and there but Mark
seldom. If he was the eldest son he could be named after
his father or grandfather.
The earliest census substitute is the Tithe Record's which might be of assistance if his father was still living.www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie
In 1827 are listed only:Alexander, Robert & Thomas of the Parish Tomregan ? you could compare these to the Griffith
Valuations where I'm sure that neither father nor son
would still be living. By 1827 Samuel's father if alive would of been about 88, and Samuel 63. Why isn't Samuel in the Tithe's for Fermanagh? There are 3 Samuel Patterson's in the Tithe's 1 in Donegal 1825, 1 in Monaghan 1823 and
also County Clare. Both Fermanagh and Monaghan (East) share a border and so does Fermanagh and Donegal (West)www.census.nationalarchives.ie
Samuel Patterson, Townland Drumboarty, Dedicated Electoral District Tirmacspird, Fermanagh age 80 (1821)Widower, Church of Ireland. Farmer
He is the right age to be your Samuel Mark Patterson's son.