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Elwyn has been very helpful in helping me sort through our family in Fermanagh. I have now found a journal article in the Clogher Record Vol 5 No1 (1994) that lists all Church of Ireland Members in the Aghadrumsee Area in 1823 and my family is listed as Clindinen from Mullicavan. What is amazing is that the list states how many male children and how many female children in the household and who were confirmation age etc....... thought I should pass it on in case anyone is searching there. But I have more questions, of course. I have found in the tithe records of 1832, the name of James Clendenning (and variations) in three different but close townlands. Greaghacapple 21 acres held with an Eccles Gawley, Mullycavan 5 acres and Anaghone 3 acres. In your experience, did some farmers hold more than one piece of land or do you think this would be three different James Clendennings?

Thank you



Wednesday 19th May 2021, 07:22PM

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    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 20th May 2021, 03:03PM
  • Yes it was common for farmers to have more than one piece of land. It wasn’t terribly convenient because it meant going from location to location but in a country where land was very scarce you sometimes had no choice.  The tithes don't give any indication as to whether someone had more than 1 piece of land. So it could be multiple families or just one. About all you can do is look at Griffiths for each townland and see if they are still there. In Griffiths, where a farmer didn’t live in the townland they often put the townland he did live in, in brackets beside his name. Plus look to see if there was a house. Most farmers only needed 1 house to live in, so with multiple bits of land, you often see either land only or if there is a farmhouse it’s sublet to someone else.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 21st May 2021, 03:50PM

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