Dromore Church

Robert Crowe, my 2nd great-grandfather was born in Tyrone, Ireland about 1841. He was the son of James Crowe. He married Mary Rodgers in Tyrone on 4 Sep 1855. This would have made him 14 years old, so perhaps his birth date is incorrect.

What we do know is that on 20 Feb 1860 he was living at Shanmullagh Glebe in Dromore. This is from the General Tenement Valuation, Co Tyrone, Union of Omagh, 1860, which reports

No and Letters of Reference to Map: OS 50 2, 1c
Townland & Occupiers:
Barony of East Omagh, parish of Dromore Shanmullagh Glebe, ED Dromore

Robert Crowe (property 21b is church and graveyard) Re-numbered 1 Ac entry deleted in 1890, along with others in same holding
Immediate Lessors Rev Henry L St George
Description of Tenement House and office
Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property: 0 15 0
RD Belfast Urban 3

An excellent write-up on the Church, mention The Rev H L St George is on the Funston Family Archive, you can read it here and it includes photos of the church and a fair bit of history.

Robert died on 25 Jan 1903 at Clones, Monaghan, Ireland and Mary died 18 Feb 1916 at Clones as well. We know they moved later moved to Clones. They were still in Tryone when my great-grandfather Montgomery Crowe was born on 24 May 1865 and when his sister Lucy was born on 17 Mar 1871, but when the youngest son, Robert Samuel Crowe was born on 4 Dec 1876, they were in Clones. Lizzie Balfour Crowe was born abt 1868 in Athboy, Meath but Anne and Henry who were born earlier (1866-1867) were born in Tyrone.  Robert is listed as a gardener on all of his children’s birth entries.


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