New Settlers in Fermanagh

On the "Plantation of Ulster," in the reign of King James the First of England, the following English and Scotch families obtained extensive grants of the confiscated lands in Fermanagh, as given in Pinnar's Survey, A.D. 1619, quoted in Harris's Hibernia:—Sir James Belford, Mr. Adwick, Sir Stephen Butler, ancestor of the earls of Lanesborough; John Sedborrow, Thomas Flowerdew, Edward Hatton, Sir Hugh Wirrall, Sir John Davies, who was Attorney-General to King James the First, and a celebrated writer; Sir Gerrard Lowther, John Archdall, Edward Sibthorp, Henry Flower, Thomas Blennerhasset, Sir Edward Blennerhasset, Francis Blennerhasset; Sir William Cole, ancestor of the earls of Enniskillen; Sir Henry Folliot (now Ffolliot), Captain Paul Gore, Captain Roger Atkinson, Malcolm Hamilton, George Humes, Sir John Humes, and John Dunbar. Two or three of the natives obtained grants, namely—Connor (Mac Shane) O'Neill, 1,500 acres; Bryan Maguire, 2,000 acres; and Connor Roe Maguire, who obtained large grants, and was created baron of Enniskillen.