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My Fermanagh ancestors were Henry and Ann Gibson, born about 1813 and 1816 respectively. They were living in Gortnagullion in 1844-5, where two of their children, William and another child (entry was listed as illegible) were recorded in Tubrid church records. They immigrated to New Brunswick, Canada, where they had seven more children - Thomas, John, James, Ann Jane, Sarah, Martha, and George. They died in New Brunsiwck in the 1870s. I would love to find out more about Henry and Ann's family in Ireland, anything about them at all. Thanks!

Brandt Gibson

Friday 29th Jan 2016, 07:30AM

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  • I looked in Griffiths Valuation for 1862 but there were no Gibson households there then. Likewise in the 1901 census:

    I had a look in the tithe applotment records for Fermanagh and the only Gibson families in the parish that included Gortnagullion (Magheraculmoney) in 1828 were 3 in Ednaclyhe (George, Henry & Oliver).

    I wonder if they were related to your Henry. (Your Henry would only have been around 15 so he wouldn’t have been listed). However they had all left that townland by the time of Griffiths so I can’t trace them forward. None there in 1901 either:

    There’s 66 Gibsons in Fermanagh in the 1901 census. If you narrow that to Church of Ireland, it’s 51 and if you narrow that to those in Magheraculmoney it’s probably about 10 households.

    I had a look in the current phone book for that area and there are about 6 Gibsons listed in the general area (ie around Kesh).  Search on the postal codes BT92, BT93 & BT94 and you should find them. You could contact them to see if they are related (though you might need DNA testing to find out as I doubt most families would know their genealogy back 200 years).

    I don’t you’ll find any other documentary records of your family from the early 1800s.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 29th Jan 2016, 10:17PM

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