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Cole family Enniskillen

Cole family Enniskillen

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 1:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cole, Bowler, Oldham
I am trying to find evidence of my gggrandmother Mary Cole and her family. She was born around 1819 according to her death certificate. Her mother was Mary Bowler or Bowden. Her father was Captain James Cole, Enniskillen Dragoon Guards, and allegedly the oldest son and heir of the Earl of Enniskillen. Her mother died right after Mary was born and her father died in a hunting accident when she was young. She was cared for by the Bowler family in England and eventually married James Oldham who helping in his family business in Cork. James was the son of Thomas Oldham the linen merchant from England. The family eventually immigrated with their children to Auckland, New Zealand.

Re: Cole family Enniskillen

Posted: 5 Dec 2012 3:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Dec 2012 4:06AM GMT
You can look up Irish aristocracy on certain websites. Or just try googling the Earl of Enniskillen and usually family is mentioned. That way you can confirm the information you have.
Burke's I think is the name of one those websites.

Griffith Valuation took place in Fermanagh in 1862
at that time a Henry Arthur Cole in the Parish of Kinawley owned 249 acres 21 rood and 34 perches which he rented out
to tenants.
www.askaboutireland.ie

There are other Cole's, 3 are tenants of the Earl of Enniskillen, Parish of Enniskillen.

By 1862 there are no Bowler's and only 1 Bowden in Griffith Valuation.

No James Cole even in the directories showing in the Enniskillen Dragoon Guards but there was a large military
barracks there.
Military message board for Ireland, google MILGENIRE
Military Genealogy Ireland.
There are records for the Military at the National Archives at Kew London, they have given their records to a pay website, find the link on the archive website.

I tried the directories and there are Cole's from Enniskillen listed from 1846-1894. I didn't see any advantage to checking them out as there would be nothing to connect the two families from the directories.

You should be able to look up the Earl of Enniskillen
on www.landedestates.ie (not a lot of family information more about the Estates)

Annette Code
ps just googled Earl of Enniskillen

William Cole was the first Viscount of Enniskillen, Florence
Court, Fermanagh (quite a pile) his father had been the 1st. Baronet and his name was John, his brother was Michael.
There is a list of the Earls, none were named James.

Re: Cole family Enniskillen

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 1:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cole
Thanks very much Annette! You really checked a lot of places. I will have a look at the different sources that you suggested. I really appreciate all of you help!
Alison
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