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The Boles of Fingreagh, Inishmagrath parish, co. Leitrim

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The roots of most families are found after years of family history research and DNA is often useful to confirm possible family connections.  However, the Bowles DNA study hosted at FamilyTreeDNA has shown that the Edward Jervis Boles of Upper Fingreagh (ca. 1798 - 1850) was a direct descendant of the Boyle family of Ayrshire, Scotland.  The line of descent from that Boyle to Edward is not yet known but it probably extends back to the settlement of many Scottish tenants in Ulster in the early 1600's either in one of the private estates established by Scottish Lords in counties Down and Antrim or during the English government's Plantation of Ulster which involved counties Armagh, Cavan, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Tyrconnell and Derry/Londonderry.

For more on the above see The Boles of Fingreagh in the Bowles DNA Project

I've located one potential source for this connection although it's probably not the only one.  Bangor and Killyleagh in county Down were founded as estates in 1611 by James Hamilton, 1st Viscount Clandeboye of Ayrshire, Scotland.  He didn't have a major holding in Scotland but his family was from near the Boyles of Kelburn.  He planted his estate with Protestant Lowland Scots tenants including the preacher at Killyleagh, a John Bole, sometimes written Boile or Boill, in 1622.   He was likely originally a Boyle.  John Bole was a major headache to the English when he refused to swear the Black Oath of loyalty to King Charles I in 1639.  He was summoned to Dublin from where he quickly just disappeared.  However, he must have had other family members there as a rent roll of the Hamilton Estate in 1691 includes a William Bole at Ballow in Killinchy parish near Killileagh town and there are Boals living in that area today.

The Boles of Fingreagh may have arrived there from co. Fermanagh.

The Poll of Electors for co. Fermanagh in 1788 ref. includes:
Surname    Given Name    Abodes             Freeholds
Bowles      Alexr.             Fingreagh          Derngogh

This documents that an Alexander Bowles was living in Fingreagh, co. Leitrim by 1788 while holding a significant value of land in Derngogh, co. Fermanagh.  The Boles (note: no 'w') had been at Dornogagh, co. Fermanagh since much earlier.  See the Boles of Fermanagh


Boles of Fingreagh References

A deed of assignment dated 1803 refers to a Francis Bowls, father Edward Bowls, deceased, and mother Anne Bowls nee Buchanan, at Fingreagh (deed memorials vol. 548, p. 330, # 365455 at the Land Titles Office in Dublin).  An index of diocesan Wills lists Francis Boles of 'Fingraugh' as having died in 1817. 

The Tithe Applotment of Fingreagh in 1834 show that two people named Edward Boles, possibly father and son, jointly held one lot of 47 acres 3 roods and 16 perches of arable pasture land and 9a 3r 28p of rubble and 'sedgy' (ie. marshy grassland, basically bogland) pasture land in Fingreagh while a possibly third Edward Boles held an adjacent second lot of 25a 3r 18p of arable pasture and meadow land and 13a 1r 16p of sedgy pastureland.

The Rent Books for Fingreagh in 1846 list Ed., E. and Edward Jervis Bowles as farming at Fingreagh.  This reference is from a web posting which is no longer online but which gave this National Library of Ireland reference 'William Johnson: NL MS.9465, rental of the Drumkeeran estate, 1845-56, all tenants, covering townlands in the civil parish of Inishmagrath'.  It would be great if someone in Dublin could verify it.  It might clarify the two/three Edward Boles question.

The 1856 Griffith's Valuation of co. Leitrim includes the following Boles in Inishmagrath parish:
(note: the area is given in acres, rods & perches, and the values are in pounds, shillings and pence)
It was probably the Griffith editors in Dublin who assembled the published copy of the survey who changed the Boles spelling in the surveyor's field books to the Bowles spelling that they were more familiar with.
Lot    Occupier            Immediate            Desc.                        Area        Land        Bldg.
                                Lessor                                                 a  r  p      Value       Value
Fingreagh Lower
1      Edward Bowles   William Johnston    House, offices, land    20 1 3      8 10 0      0 5 0
2      Andrew Bowles   same                    Land                         2 3 23      1 10 0       -
3      Andrew Bowles   same                    House, land               11 3 33    5 10 0      0 5 0
4      Ed. Bowles Jr.     same                   House, offices, land     17 3 16    6 15 0      0 5 0
(these 4 lots made up the entire townland)
Fingreagh Upper
6a    John Bowles        William Johnston   House, offices, land   36 1 33     9  0  0      0 5 0
8      Edward Bowles    same                   land                         21 2 23     8 15 0       -
9a    Barbara Bowles    same                   House, offices, land   81 0 10     25 5 0      0 10 0
19    George Bowles     Hugh,Lyons,         House, offices, land    18 2 20     7  0  0     0 15 0
Although also in Innismagrath parish, Greaghnaglogh is far enough from the other two to be dealt with separately. See below

Locations of The Boles lots in Fingreagh Upper and Lower.

A Partial Family Tree of the Boles of Fingreagh, co. Leitrim

From the above notes we have:

Alexander Boles at Fingreagh in 1788

Edward Boles m. Anne Buchanan
1.  Francis Boles at Fingreagh in 1803, possibly deceased in 1817
Edward Boles deceased in 1803
Anne living in 1803
Either two or three Edward Boles at Fingreagh in 1834 and 1846.  One would be Edward Jervis Boles.
Barbara Boles and John Boles at Fingreagh Upper and Edward Boles, Edward Boles Jr and Andrew Boles at Fingreagh Lower in 1856.  Barbara would be a widow as a woman could not hold land unless it was in trust to a man usually an underage son or to a trustee 'for the length of her natural life'. 
Note: cheating a little by looking ahead, we know that Barbara Crawford Boles, widow of Edward Jervis Boles, had an eldest son James Boles born about 1820.  As James is not holding any land in 1856, Edward had probably left the land to his widow for the length of her natural life but in trust and with reversion to James who, recently married in 1854, would probably be also living there with his family.  John and Andrew who are holding land in their own right could be James' younger brothers or cousins, given the possibility of other Edward Boles at Fingreagh earlier.  Hopefully, someone can answer that one for me.
We actually know more about Edward Jr in Lower Fingreagh.  Most surprisingly that while the Boles of Upper Fingreagh were Methodist, Edward Boles Jr of Lower Fingreagh was Catholic.  We learn that from his Will of 1889.  In his Will he requests burial under the rites of the Roman Catholic church.  It also tells us much about his family through his bequests to his son John and daughter in law Ellen nee Sweeny and his grandchildren Mary and Kate, his son Edward then in Canada, his son-in-law John Flanagan 
Note: the photos in the following are courtesy of Gail Brodhead-Kae, a descendant of this line.  Please see her excellent blog, Chips Off The Old Block, particularly her blog entry entitled 'Edward Boles family photos, late 1800s, early 1900s'.  Gail may be contacted through her blog.
My appreciation also to John Boles of Dublin for leading me through much of this history of his ancestors; John may be contacted by others who share his interest (johnboles at chemist dot com)
Edward Jervis Boles b. ~ 1798
m. Barbara Crawford ~ 1819
1.  James Boles b. ~ 1820
m. Jane Payne Aug. 14, 1854 Killargue, co. Leitrim
1.1  Edward Boles b. June 4, 1855 Fingreagh Upper (of Clooneen, co. Leitrim)
m. Sarah Nixon (b. May 26, 1855 co. Leitrim; William, Rachael Millar) July 27, 1888 Innismagrath Methodist church
(moved to Follistown, co. Meath, possibly in the 1930's)
1.1.1  Jane (Jennie) Kate (or Kathleen) Boles b. July 7, 1889 Clooneen, Innismagrath parish d. June 5, 1982 Belfast, Northern Ireland
1.1.2  John James Boles b. Jan. 10, 1891 Clooneen, Drumkeerin, co. Leitrim

John d. Dec. 1935 (car accident)

1.1.3  William Robert Boles b. Feb. 24, 1892 Clooneen, Drumkeerin, co. Leitrim
(emigrated to the U.S. from Londonderry Oct. 21, 1912)
m. Zillah May Trewin (b. June 11, 1883, Elizabeth, Union co., NJ, USA
(descendants living today)
William d. Mar. 2, 1950 Elizabeth, NJ
Zillah d. May 11, 1955 Elizabeth, Union co., NJ
1.1.4  Edward Benjamin (Ben) Boles b. Apr. 9, 1894 Clooneen, Innismagrath parish
(inherited family house and farm in Follistown)
m.(1) Isabella Violet Dempsey
Violet d. Jan. 21, 1953 Follistown (accidentally drowned)
m.(2) Eilenn Draught (b. ca. 1924)
Ben d. Nov. 21, 1970 bur. Clandeboye Cemetary, Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK
Eileen d. Mar. 13, 2013 Northern Ireland

1.1.5  Beulah Sarah Boles b. Apr. 9, 1894 Clooneen, Innismagrath parish  (twins) died 1900
1.1.6  Mary (May) Elizabeth Boles b. June 5, 1896 Clooneen,Innismagrath parish, co. Leitrim
May d. July 26, 1928 Clooneen, near Drumkeerin (from TB)

Sarah d. Sept. 1938 Follistown, Navan, co. Meath (obit) 
Edward d. Oct. 24, 1940 Meath Hospital, Dublin (both bur. Kentstown, co. Meath)
1901 Census
1911 Census
1.2  Robert Boles b. ca. 1860 Leitrim (40 in 1901 Census; 52 in 1911 census)
(founded the Boles of Boyle draper shop in Boyle, co. Roscommon)
(note: a William Pearson, age 19, from Queen's county working for Robert in Boyle in 1901 census, what relation?)
m. Jane Elizabeth Stuart
1.2.1  James Herbert Boles b. 1895 co. Roscommon
m. Winifred
1.2.2  Robert Samuel Boles b. 1897 co. Roscommon
m. Florrie Forsythe
1.2.3  Sophia Ethel Christina Boles b. 1900 co. Roscommon
Robert d. Sept. 26, 1932 Boyle, co. Roscommon
1.3  James Boles b. ~ 1861 co. Leitrim
(a merchant on Duncarin Street, Belfast and later in Thurles, co. Tipperary; see Two Boles brothers who settled in Tipperary)
m. Lucy Dorinda (Dorothy) Jones (b. ~ 1862 co. Wexford) July 22, 1893 Abbey Street Methodist Church, Dublin
1.3.1  James W. Boles b. ~ 1895 Belfast d. aft. 1966
1.3.2  William Robert D. Boles b. July 24, 1896 Belfast, co. Antrim d. Sept. 1981 Thurles, co. Tipperary
1.3.3  Jane Lucinda Sarah Boles b. Oct-Dec,  1897 co. Tipperary; d. aft. Sept. 1981
1.3.4  Mabel Beatrice Boles b. Apr-June,  1899 co. Tipperary; d. ca. 1966 Thurles
1.3.5  Benjamin Jones Boles b. July-Sept.  1902 Thurles, co. Tipperary
Benjamin d. Apr. 2, 1931 (aged 28) Thurles, co. Tipperary
Lucy d. Aug. 24, 1902 Thurles, co. Tipperary
James d. Oct. 21, 1930 (aged 70) Thurles, co. Tipperary
(only William was at home with father James in 1911 Census; James Jr. was visiting Semple family in Farranrory, co. Tipp; Lucy, Mabel and Benjamin (age 8) were living with Uncle and Aunt, William and Mary Plummer in Ballybrannis, co. Wexford)
See The Boles of Fingreagh in Tipperary for more on this family
1.4  John Boles b. May 1, 1865 Fingreagh, Innismagrath
John d. Oct-Dec 1880 Leitrim
1.5  Alexander Boles b. ~ 1866 Lisdrumgran, co. Leitrim
(of Knock Farm, Rathdowney townland near Abbeyleix, Queens county)
m. Susan Pearson (b. ~ 1868 Queen's county; Andrew) June 19, 1894, Abbeyleix
1.5.1  Edith Susan Boles b. Oct-Dec. 1895 Abbeyleix, Queen's county
m. Fred Bird
Edith d. Oct. 5, 1975 Bandon Nursing Home, Bandon, co. Cork
1.5.2  Evelyn Jane Boles b. July 8, 1898 Abbeyleix, Queen's county (Births Index, Ireland 3, 251)
m. James Newton Boles (her 1st cousin 1.7.1  below)
Evelyn d. Jan. 9, 1927 Essex, Ont. Canada
1.5.3  Herbert James Boles b. July-Sept., 1900 Abbeyleix, Queen's county (Births Index, Ireland 3, 261)
m. Mary Gill
1.5.4  Marjorie D. Boles b. ~ 1901 Queen's county;
m. John Semple
d. Oct. 25, 1974 St. Finnbar's Hospital, Cork
1.5.5  Violet Francis Boles b. Dec. 31, 1903 Knocknagrally, Queen's county
m. James Newton Boles (1.7.1  below, 1st cousin, his third wife)
d. Mar. 5, 1993 St Petersburg, FL, USA
Alexander d. Jul-Sep. 1957 Navan, co. Meath
See  The Boles of Abbeyleix, co. Laois for more on this family.
1.6  William Boles b. Nov. 18, 1867 Drumkeeran, co. Leitrim (of Lisdrumgran, co. Leitrim)
1901 Census
1.7  Benjamin Boles  b. Feb. 28, 1871 Fingreagh, Innismagrath 
(later of Roscrea, co. Tipperary, merchant; see Two Boles brothers who settled in Tipperary ; he renounced his worldly goods and joined the Cooneyites (derogatorily called Dippers or Tramps) and became an evangelist; the 1901 Census shows him a visitor in Kilcommock, Longford with two other evangelists )
m. Mary Galbraith Nov. 24, 1897 Centenary Church, Dublin
1.7.1  James Newton Boles b. Sept. 14, 1898 Tipperary
m.(1) Evelyn Jane Boles (1.5.2 above, his 1st cousin) Mar. 19, 1925 Cavan Registrars Office
Evelyn d. Jan. 9, 1927 Essex, Ont. Canada
m.(2) Mabel McGinnis; Mabel d. 1957 Kansas (car accident)
m.(3) Violet Boles (1.5.5 above, 1st cousins)
Violet d. Mar. 5, 1993 St Petersburg, FL, USA
Newton d. Apr. 30, 1983 St Petersburg, FL, USA
Benjamin living in 1943 (per photo)
Mary d. Sept. 1898 Tipperary (in childbirth, Newton raised by Pearson as below and Benjamin didn't remarry)
Benjamin d. aft. 1943
1901 Census
1.8  Jane Boles b. ca. 1865 co. Leitrim
m. William S. Pearson (of Carrig, Queens county) (Andrew) June 2, 1891 Methodist Church of Drumkirren, parish of Innismagrath
(raised nephew Newton Boles)
Jane d. 1862 Queens county

James d. Feb. 18, 1893 Lisdrumgran
Jane living in 1901 (with son William in Lisdrumgran)
2.  Alexander Boles b. 1831
m. Margaret Crosswell of Cloonclare (b. ca. 1836; John) Jan. 22, 1857 Cloonclare, co. Leitrim
(witness: Robert McMaster)
2.1  Barbara Boles d. as infant
2.2  Barbara Boles d. young
2.3  Edward Boles b. 1861
m. Catherine (Kate) Trotter (b. ca. 1866 co. Leitrim) May 17, 1892 Cloonclare Methodist church
(living in Diffreen, Glencar, Leitrim in 1901 and with Kate's father in Tullyskeherny, Manorhamilton in 1911)
2.3.1  Margaret Boles b. June 1, 1898 Diffreen, Lurganboy reg. dist.
m. Robert Algeo Lindsay April 12, 1939 Manorhamilton  Doreen Lindsay m. Tom Lavin
2.3.2  Alexander Christopher Boles b. Aug. 1, 1899 Diffreen, Glencar, co. Leitrim
 m. Frances Annette Bracken (b. 1900; William, a Methodist Minister) Oct. 15, 1929 Sandymount Methodist Church, Donnybrook parish, Dublin
(Alexander and his wife were both chemists and founded the business which grew into the Boles Chemist shops in Dublin today)
2.3.3  Elizabeth Boles b. 1900 m. Tom Trotter
1901 Census
1911 Census
2.4  Catherine Anne Boles b. 1862
m.  John Stewart of Cloonanagh (Henry) Feb. 6, 1884 Innismagrath parish church
Catherine Anne d. Jan.-Mar. 1929 Manorhamilton Reg. Dist.
2.5  James Boles b. 1863 (in RIC 1882-1909, died accidentally in fall from a horse in 1913)
1911 Census
2.6  Isabella Boles b. Apr. 5, 1865 Fingreagh, Innismagrath m. Mr. Elkins
2.7  Margaret Boles b. Jan. 17, 1867 Fingreagh, Innismagrath (did not marry)
2.8  Mary Jane Boles b. Mar. 25, 1869 Drumkeeran, co. Leitrim
(probably the Mary Jane Boles who d. age 65 on Nov. 2, 1938 at Fingreagh; Thomas Boles present)
2.9  Alexander Boles b. Nov. 4, 1870 Fingreagh, co. Leitrim
(moved to Boston and changed name to Bolles by deed poll)
2.10  Thomas Boles b. Nov. 20, 1872 co. Leitrim (did not marry)
(took over family home with sisters Margaret and Mary Jane)
1911 Census
2.11  Irwin Boles b. Oct. 3, 1874 Fingreagh, Innismagrath, co. Leitrim
2.12  George Boles b. Aug. 12, 1876 co. Leitrim
d. June 24, 1892 (age 16, a shop assistant in Sheena, Innismagrath)

Alexander d. Jan. 2, 1907 Fingreagh
1901 Census
Edward d. 1850
Barbara d. ~ 1863
Then we get the Edward Jr., John and Andrew mentioned in the Griffith Survey who may be other sons or possibly nephews of Edward and Barbara's.  I can't be sure from the references I currently have.
Edward Boles (possibly Jr.)

1.  Barbara Boles of Fingreagh m. George Taylor 1848 Innismagrath C of I parish church

2.  Joan Boles of Fingreagh (underage) m. Thomas Balford May 1850 Innismagrath C of I parish church


4.  Margaret Boles of Drumkeerin m. Bernard Fallon Nov. 14, 1864 Innismagrath C of I parish church

5.  Elizabeth Boles of Fingreagh, 'Drumkolum' parish m. Francis Buchanan of Carrukeasth June16, 1867 Innismagrath C of I parish church (witness James Boles)
Edward Bowles
Anne Bowles of Fingreagh, Parish of Innismagrath m. Isaac Crosswell of Dromory, Parish of Kilinumery (William) July 3, 1856 Parish Church (C of I) of Innismagrath
(note: Dromore, Killanummery parish) (witnesses: William and Joan Robinson)
Anne Bowles of Fingreagh, Innismagrath m. John Mullen of High Wood, Kil..tana June 2, 1856 Parish Church of Innismagrath (witnesses: Andrew Boles and George Bowles)
John Boles (of Fingreagh Upper in 1856 per Griffith Survey) b. possibly late 1820's
Andrew Boles of Fingreagh (Andy in his daughter's marriage register in 1874) b. ca. 1831 co. Fermanagh (father: Edward) (70 in 1901 census)
m. Margaret Moffitt (b. ca. 1833 co. Cavan; John) Aug. 14, 1850 Killinagh, co. Cavan
(witnesses: George Boles, Thomas Moffitt)
1.  Jane Boles b. ca. 1852
m. James Patterson of Carrig (Richard) Feb. 5, 1874 Innismagrath C of I parish church (witness James Boles)
2. John Boles b. ca. 1853 co. Leitrim (46 in 1901 census; widower; listed as Jr. so a John Sr still living, not necessarily his father)
(living in Fingreagh Lower in 1901)
m. Jane Hetherington of Greaghnaglough Mar. 31, 1881 Drumkeerin, Innismagrath
2.1  James Boles b. Jan. 9, 1882 Fingreagh, Innismagrath parish
m. Margaret McDonald July 3, 1907 New York
(returned to Fingreagh 1920's)
2.1.1  Robert John Boles b. 1908; m. Sadie O'Dowd; d. USA
2.1.2  James William Boles b. Dec. 28, 1912; m. Kitty Flynn 1938 England
2.1.3  Margaret Morris Boles b. 1915; m. Thomas James McCreery in Glengormley; daughter Elizabeth McCreery m. James Wm Russell of Bangor
2.1.4  Thomas Boles m. 1920
2.1.5  Eva Jane Boles b. 1922; m. William Walker 1944; d. 1969
2.1.6  George Boles b. 1926; d. 1988
James d. 1956

2.2  William Boles b. Sept. 17, 1883 Fingreagh, Innismagrath parish

2.3  Robert Boles b. June 20, 1885 Fingreagh, Innismagrath parish
(in Police in Brooklyn, NY)

2.4  Jane Boles b. Feb. 20, 1887 Fingreagh, Innismagrath parish (a Margaret Boles present at birth) (Jane and brother George living with grandparents in 1901 census)
1901 Census

2.5  Margaret Boles b. Dec. 10, 1888 Fingreagh Lower, Innismagrath parish (after mother's death living with Hetherington grandparents)
1901 Census

2.6  John Boles b. Sept. 18, 1890 Fingreagh, Innismagrath parish

2.7  George b. July 17, 1892 Fingreagh, Innismagrath parish (see Jane above) 

Jane d. May 5, 1893 Fingreagh
John Jr. living in 1901
1901 Census
1911 Census
3.  Robert Boles b. ca. 1856 co. Leitrim (tentatively here, needs confirmation)
4.  Francis (Fanny) Boles b. ca. 1854
m. William Taylor of Craigna... , Innismagrath parish (William) Jan. 22, 1874 Innismagrath C of I parish church (witness was a Robert Boles)
1901 Census
John Sr. living in 1901
Andrew Boles d. Dec. 20, 1901 Fingreagh (age at death 74 and married)
1901 Census


The Boles of Greaghnaglogh, Innishmagrath parish

From Griffith Survey 1856
19    George Bowles     Hugh,Lyons,         House, offices, land    18 2 20     7  0  0     0 15 0
George Boles of of Kilmactranny, co. Sligo (Edward Boles) Dec. 30, 1850 Innismagrath, co. Leitrim
(lived Greaghnaglogh)
m. Mary Jane Boles (Edward)

1.  Mary Anne Boles b. ca. 1850's m. Edward Taylor (George Taylor) Sept. 28, 1876 church of Killane, parish of Innismagrath (witnesses: Edward Boles, James Boles)
2. James Bowles b. ca. 1861 co. Leitrim
m. Eliza Jane Stewart (b. ca. 1857 co. Leitrim)
(lived Greaghnaglogh just north of Fingreagh; gave their religion as Church of Ireland in 1901 and as Protestant Episcopalin in 1911)

2.1  George Boles b. Sept. 24, 1880 Greagnaglogh, Innismagrath parish (witness at birth: George Boles)
(a shopkeeper in Drumkeeran in 1911; could be the George Boles, age 19 b. Leitrim, who was shop assistant to Robert Boles at Boyle, Roscommon in 1901 census)
m. Anna Jane (b. ca. 1884 co. Leitrim)
2.1.1  George Albert Boles b. ca. 1910 co. Leitrim 
1911 Census

2.2  John James Boles b. Sept. 12, 1882 Greagnaglogh, Innismagrath parish

2.3  Margaret (Maggie) Jane Boles b. July 12, 1884 Greagnaglogh, Innismagrath parish

2.4  Dorenda (Dora) Anne Boles b. Nov. 9, 1886 Greagnaglogh, Innismagrath parish

2.5  Thomas Boles b. Apr. 4, 1888 Greagnaglogh, Innismagrath parish

2.6  Florence b. Aug. 28, 1891 Greagnaglogh, Innismagrath parish

2.7  Edward Stewart Boles b. Feb. 13, 1894 Greagnaglogh, Innismagrath parish
(shop assistant with George in Drumkeeran in 1911)
1901 Census
1911 Census

3.  Alexander Boles b. Oct. 17, 1865 Greaghnaglogh, Innismagrath
d. Jul-Sept. 1868 (age 2) (Manorhamilton Reg. Dist.)

4.  John Boles b. ca. 1865; d. Oct. 17, 1880 Fingreagh (age 15)
5.  Andrew Boles b. July 23, 1870 Greaghnaglogh, Innismagrath
Brothers living together in Lugnagon, Newtowngore, Leitrim in 1901, both Episcopalian
William Boles b. ca. 1858 co. Leitrim
James Boles b. ca. 1880 co. Leitrim
1901 Census

A Catholic Boles Family Living at Lower Fingreagh

They must be connected somehow.
Edward Boles of Fingreagh Lower b. ca. 1805 (88 at death in 1893) 
m. ?
1.  John Boles b. ca. 1852 co. Leitrim (Catholic) (living in Fingreagh Lower in 1901 Census)
m.(1)  Eleanor (Ellen) Sweeny (b. ca. 1855 co. Leitrim) Feb. 10, 1881 Drumkeerin RC Chapel
1. Mary Anne Boles b. July 16, 1882 Fingreagh, Innismagrath
2.  Catherine or Kathleen Boles (Kate in 1901 Census) b. Jan. 28, 1885 Fingreagh, Innismagrath
m.(2) Maggie (b. 1865 co. Leitrim) ca. 1906 (per 1911 Census)
3.  Mary Anne Boles b. ca. 1908 co. Leitrim
1901 Census
1911 Census
2.  Edward Boles of Fingreagh b. 1855
m. Anne O'Donnell of Mullaghbawn (Daniel) Apr. 14, 1879 Drumkeerin RC Chapel
(emigrated to Canada by 1881, a brewer's labourer in London, Ont. from 1881 to 1901 but couldn't find the family in the 1911 census)
2.1  John Boles b. July 3, 1881 Ontario, Canada
2.2  Catherine b. July 22, 1883 Ontario, Canada
2.3  Edward Francis Boles b. June 20, 1886 Ontario, Canada
2.4  Mary Anne Boles b. Mar. 13, 1888 Ontario, Canada
3.  Catherine Boles of Mullaghbawn m. John Flanagan Feb. 13, 1879 Drumkeerin RC Chapel
Edward Boles d. Mar. 16, 1893 Fingreagh (age 88)
(his Will dated Nov. 29, 1889)

Other Boles Yet to Connect

The following lines should connect up somewhere in the above lines possibly a few generations back:
Mary Jane Boles m. George Boles of Kilmactranny, co. Sligo (Edward Boles) Dec. 30, 1850 Innismagrath, co. Leitrim
Edward Boles
1.        James Boles b. ca. 1835
m. Margaret McMaster (b. ca. 1845; Robert) Oct. 8, 1866 Kilmactraney, co. Sligo
(lived Fingreagh Lower)
1.1  Edward Boles b. Jan. 15, 1868 Fingreagh, Innismagrath
1.2  Mary Ann Boles b. Oct. 10, 1869 Drumkeeran, co. Leitrim
1.3  Margaret Boles b. May 22, 1871 Drumkeeran, co. Leitrim
1.4  Robert Boles b. Feb. 11, 1873 Fingreagh, Innismagrath
1911 Census
1.5  John James Boles b. Nov. 14, 1875 co. Leitrim d. July 25, 1884 Fingreagh  (tonsilitis, age 9)    

1.6  Eliza Jane Boles b. Sept. 18, 1878 Fingreagh, Innismagrath
1.7  William Boles b. 1882
1.8  Irwin Boles b. May 18, 1884 Fingreagh, Innismagrath 
(parents and son Robert still at Fingreagh Lower in 1901 Census)
1901 Census
Catherine Boles b. ca. 1811 d. Jan-Mar 1876 (age 65) (Manorhamilton Reg. District)
Ann Boles b. ca. 1795 d. Jul-Aug 1867 (age 72) (Manorhamilton Reg. District)
James Boles b. ca. 1818 d. Apr. 13, 1892 Greaghnafarna, co. Leitrim
(age 74; death reported by his niece, Mary Gillen)
under construction

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