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Re: Creighton fromCounty Fermanagh Ireland
Posted by: Robert Reynolds (ID *****9757) Date: January 02, 2012 at 02:58:31
In Reply to: Creighton fromCounty Fermanagh Ireland by Peter Waller of 773

Hi Peter
My Creightons are from Kinawley Parish in the Derrylin area of County Fermanagh about 30 miles south of Irvinestown.
I cannot find a townland of Drumsker in the county but there is a Drumskea near Killadeas which is in the parish of Derryvullan which includes Irvinestown.
There was a William Creighton in Drumskea in the Griffiths Valuation (approx 1850's)
In the 1901 Census there was a James Creighton (66) and his daughters Susan (29) & Emma (20) and son Joseph (17) living in Ballindullagh Inward. In 1911 James & Susan were still there. These would very possibly be the descendants of your William & Ann. No Creightons in Drumskea in either census.
Have you tried searching the Derryvullan Parish records?
The landlord of the area at the time of Griffiths Valuation was Henry Mervyn D'Arcy Irvine of Irvinestown Castle. If the rental records are available you may be able to trace Creightons through them.
The first Creighton I'm aware of in Fermanagh was Abraham who came from Brunston Castle near Penicuik outside Edinburgh and was living in Drumboory in 1616. I think that all the Fermanagh Creighton's are probably descendants of this man. The main male inheritance line runs through to the current Lord Erne of Crom Castle in Kinawley Parish (although that branch changed the spelling back to Crichton in the late 1800's).
I hope this is of some use to you.
Best Wishes

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