Discover your ancestors who were buried in St. John’s Church of Ireland Cemetery, Tyrone, Northern Ireland, from 1698 to 2011. The records may reveal when and where your relative was buried. The memorial inscription may also reveal the age and occupation of the deceased, and details of other relatives who were buried in the same grave.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
The records also contain at least one full colour photograph of the gravestone. You may be able to see the exact location of the grave and the condition of the grave, as well as any inscriptions that are not included in the ‘Notes’ field of the transcript.
The record set comprises 1,384 records from St. John’s Church of Ireland Cemetery, Fivemiletown, in the parish of Clogher, County Tyrone.
These records date from 1698 to 2011.
The ‘Notes’ field provides information on the condition of the gravestone and any decoration, age of the deceased, occupation of deceased, names and ages of other family members who are buried in the same grave, details of the inscription on the headstone, and the erector’s name.
Included in these records is an image of a Roll of Honour of men from Fivemiletown who fought in World War 1. Among them are Archibald Amar Montgomery, who served in the Second Boer War as well as the First World War, and his father, Hugh de Fellenberg Montgomery, an Ulster Unionist Party member of the Senate of Northern Ireland between 1922 and his death two years later. Archibald Amar Montgomery was appointed a general staff officer to the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France at the outbreak of World War 1, and he went on to become Chief of Staff of Fourth Army of the BEF in February 1916. Montgomery was later promoted to major-general in 1917 and was appointed CB for his services in the field the following year.
Tyrone Tyrone is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. Tyrone lies within the province of Ulster, and its county town is Omagh. County Tyrone is no longer used as an administrative division for local government purposes; districts are used instead. It’s the largest county in Northern Ireland and borders the largest lake in all of Ireland, Lough Neagh. Tyrone borders the Northern Ireland counties of Fermanagh, Londonderry (Derry), and Armagh, as well as the Republic of Ireland counties of Donegal and Monaghan. There are eight baronies in Tyrone: Clogher, Dungannon Lower, Dungannon Middle, Dungannon Upper, Omagh East, Omagh West, Strabane Lower, Strabane Upper.
Fivemiletown Fivemiletown is a village and townland in County Tyrone. Originally called Ballylurgan, the name of Fivemiletown comes from its location five Irish miles (2044 metres) from its closest neighbours: Clogher, Brookeborough, and Tempo.
St. John’s Church of Ireland St. John’s Church of Ireland is situated on the north-eastern side of Fivemiletown in County Tyrone, around a mile from the border with Fermanagh. The church’s cemetery contains the remains of many people who were from Fermanagh as well as people who used to live in County Tyrone. The church was constructed about 1736 by Margaret Armar as a chapel of ease for the Parish Church at Clogher, but the cemetery contains graves that pre-date 1736. One of the early burials after the church was consecrated was that of Nicholas McManus, “an honest stonecutter” who reputedly fell to his death while working on the bell tower in 1737. One section of the cemetery, Section C, was the private burial ground for the prominent Montgomery family of the nearby Blessingbourne estate.