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05-08-2009, 11:42 PM
h am wondering if there is a forum for Irish question.
My Gt Grandfather James Elliott was married in 1863
in Enniskillen County Fermanagh, his place of residence was
given as Shankhill Devenish ,is there such a place and if so
is it a township or a parish.
Would be grateful for any info

05-08-2009, 11:50 PM
There are Irish county forums and I have moved the thread to the Fermanagh forum.
I also renamed the thread to the name of your ancestor - hopefully that will help others.


06-08-2009, 12:18 AM
Looking at a map of Fermanagh, Devenish is just down the road from Shankill. If you find Enniskillen they are both a little North.
Hopefully, someone with a little more knowledge of Ireland will be able to offer more advice.


Elwyn Soutter
06-08-2009, 7:24 PM
Nowadays, Devenish would just be an island in Lower Lough Erne. The island would be about half a mile long by about 300 yards wide. It has a Round Tower (of historical interest) a ruined Abbey and a small museum, and would be popular with day visitors but no-one lives there any more.


07-08-2009, 1:15 AM
Many Thanks Mark & Elwyn
I shall pursue the avenues you have suggested.

17-08-2009, 1:17 PM
I have lots of Elliotts from Enniskillen, but so far no James. Can you give us more information such as his parents or siblings?

18-08-2009, 6:42 PM
His fathers name was John, and he also had a brother
called John , I believe they were born in 1841 in Shankhill
a community not far from Eniskilleen, their father was
a farmer. Both of the brothers emigrated to Australia
in 1864.
Many Thanks Catherine