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From: Ruth McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Protestant reaction to 1829 Emanicpation
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:21:03 -0400
WOW! Thank you for these newspaper accounts.
I realized it was 'a real row' but had no idea how significant and, in the
context of the 1829 legislation, how volatile!! What interests, me as much
as anything, is the location; it's smack dab in the middle of the families
that I research — Macken, Knockninny, Sheehinny, Derrylin et al.
I will watch with great interest for anything further you may stumble upon
and post, Annelies!
One Fermanagh family of mine had a whole line of their family living in
Leitrim and similar violent circumstances there seem to have given that
Leitrim family line 'the push' they needed to exit; they emigrated en masse
to Canada (leaving only the eldest son on their edge-of-Lough-Garradice land
in Leitrim). Now, after reading all these newspaper accounts, I realize the
stories of the Macken Affair from their close Fermanagh aunts, uncles &
cousins (living along a line from Macken, to Knockninny and Derrylin and
with whom there was much contact) may well have added impetus to the push!!
On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 2:48 AM, AT <> wrote:
> The Battle of Macken appears to be a much more significant event in local
> history than we might think....
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