The History of the Two Ulster Manors of Finagh, in the County of Tyrone, and Coole, Otherwise Manor Atkinson, in the County of Fermanagh, and of Their
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...borders of Fermanagh. I am not certain where this racecourse was. There was a racecourse at Enniskillen formerly, about where the Deny Railway, and the Omagh-road below it, now run. The lake, which I believe the present generation of Enniskilleners calls the Mill Lough, was formerly called the Racecourse Lough, and the course, the site of which is marked on the Ordnance Map of 1834, was in use up to the early part of this century. The heats to be run, being each four Irish miles, would be equal to upwards of five and a half English miles each; so that the horses, which would appear to have been low in heigth, must, in any case, have run to win, no less than sixteen and a half miles; and, in case of three different horses winning each heat, nearly two and one-third mile must be added, making well on to nineteen miles. The Fermanagh horses were celebrated long after this for their endurance as hunters. Now comparatively few good horses are bred in the county. In 171 o John Corry received a commission as colonel of a regiment of foot, raised or to be raised for His Majesty's service in the militia of the county of Fermanagh, and to be captain of a company in the said regiment. This is dated the 17th September, 1715, and signed by the Lords Justices, Will: Dublin, Jo: Tuam.t Kildare. Nothing more is heard of him until his father's death in 1718, when he succeeded at Castlecoole. I observe that the coat of arms on the seals of James and John Corry differed somewhat from that now used by my family in consisting only of a saltire gules, omitting the rose ppr. John Corry also succeeded his father in the representation of the county. The certificate of his return, of which I have the original, runs thus: --"Hac Indentur Fact in pleno Com Fermanagh...
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