It is likely if he was a gardener that he would be working on an estate of some sort, no ordinary person had a garden and they took care of their own veggie patches.
If George left in 1842 he would not be listed in the Griffith Valuation's of 1862, there is still a
George Montgomery in 1862 who rents land and then sublets: This could be George's father if your George is the 1st. son? What are his male children's name 1st. after his own father, 2nd. after wife's father is the Irish way. However, Montgomery sounds Anglo-Irish. Perhaps if Scottish background could be Methodist, most records would be with CofI till Methodist's or Presbyterian's built their own churches.
Clay was a townland in the Parish of Aghalurcher, Poor Law Union of Lisnaskea
There are two townlands called Drumclay. Parish Enniskillen, PLU Enniskillen and Parish Galloon, in the PLU of Clones.
Griffith Valuation 1862, now used as a census substitute www.askaboutireland.ie
George Montgomery, Parish of Aghalurcher, Townland Cavanalek, Poor Law Union Lisnaskea
tenant of Sir Victor A. Brooke, BT
4a house, outbuildings and land 11 acres 3 roods and 34 perches
4b is Hannah Montgomery, tenant of George Montgomery house and land 3.0.30
6a William Montgomery, tenant of George Mongomery house and land 8.1.15
William Montgomery, Parish Agalurcher, Townland Clay, PLU Lisnaskea (within 12 mi. of this town)
tenant of Thomas Johnson
#2 house, outbuildings and land 16.2.20
There are a few Montgomery's in the commercial and residential directories, farmers don't show till 1881/1898
1824 Henry Montgomery, Maquire's Bridge, Inn Keeper, a small market & fair town 7 mi. east of
Nobility and gentry. (gentry were not titled but either owned land or leased larger holdings and had
sub-tenants pay them rents so they did not need to work themselves.
1846 Hugh Montgomery, Esquire, Crockalean, same 1856
1846 James Mongomery, Esquire, Oakfield, 1856 now a Mrs. Montgomery
Francis Montgomergy, same @ #4 26.3.20
Tithe Applotments: 1823-1837 www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie
No Montgomery - records are not complete but can be seen at PRONI, Belfast and recently I believe on line, a new resource is GRONI-LIVE
Google: Northern Ireland GENWEB for the Tithes by parish and townlandwww.igp-web.com
+ county can be a good website depending on the county
Parish Aghalurcher 1833, All Montgomery's but I haven't written down the townlands as you can
see them yourself.
Col. Montgomery; Alex, 2 x Henry, 2 x Hugh, 2 x James, 2 x John, 3 x Robert, 2 x Samuel and 4 times William.
I would be looking into Estates in the area, and perhaps estate records: www.landedestates.ie
for gravestones and other information such as descriptions from the Lewis Topographical Dictionery
Aghalurcher, a parish, partly in Co. tyrone but chiefly in Fermanagh. The RC parish is coextensive with the Established Church (CofI) Also Presbyterrian and Primative Methodist chapels @ Maquire's Bridge
Sir A.B. Brooke Bart:* House Cole-brook
Lady Brooke, House Nutfield
R. Graham, Esq. House Drumgoon
H. Leslie Esq. House Holybrook
H. Gressour, Esq. House, Shebrag
Captn. Charlres, House Curragh
There would be lots of work as a gardener with so many estate houses
Sometimes estate records are kept under 'local studies' in local libraries, the big repository
for Ireland is the National Library and probably PRONI in Northern Ireland
Having been through one estate records I can tell you there are records for the paid staff both inside and outside.
These are from census fragments for the 1821 Census: on Northern Ireland GENWEB
James 63 Farmer
Esther, 56 wife, flax spinner
Hannah 22 flax spinner, same Anne 14, Mary 12
James 23 weaver, George 30 same
Robert 18 labourer; Hugh 17 same, Joseph 15, William 10
George and Robert are quite an unusual names for the times. Usually John, James, Michael, Patrick,
Church of Ireland, Representative Library in Dublin has the parish registers from churches all over Ireland. www.irelandanglican
org there is an email address to write to but they don't do research just say if they have the parish registers you would be interested in.www.familysearch.org
has Scotland records