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  • ID: I1034
  • Name: Abraham Creighton
  • Prefix: Col 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: MAR 1705
  • Burial: 13 MAR 1705
  • Note: An Abraham C buried this date 2
  • Residence: Dromboory, & afterwards Crom Castle
  • Occupation: High Sheriff Fermanagh. MP Fermanagh & Enniskillen.
  • Note:

    Grandfather of 1st Baron Erne, and ancestor of the Earls of Erne.
    Crom Castle is on the shore of Loch Erne, at Newton Butler, co Fermanagh.
    It was Abraham Creighton of Drumboory, cousin and tenant of the Aghalane Creightons, who, in the words of Jackson-Stops, '... acquired, first the leasehold, and then ... the freehold of Crom, marrying [in 1655] ... [Mary, the third] daughter of its previous tenant, [James Spottiswoode,] Bishop of Clogher [from 1621 to his death in 1645]. ...' In 1665, Francis Butler of Belturbet, Co. Cavan, conveyed to Abraham Creighton 'of Crom' the freehold of the estate, subject only to a head rent of 15 per annum.
    Hamilton commanded his Enniskillen regiment until his decease in June or July, 1691, when the colonelcy was bestowed on Lieut. Col Abraham Creighton (who had acted as Hamilton's lieutenant-colonel from June, 1689) by commission dated July 14, 1691.
  • _UID: 8D154925A73149D3A89CAB81920D49379361
  • Change Date: 9 MAY 2008

    Father: Abraham Creighton
    Mother: NIchola

    Marriage 1 Mary Spottiswode
    • Married: 1655 1
    1. Has Children Marianna Creighton

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: N Ireland Public Record Office
    2. Type: Web Site
      Title: IGI
      Author: Submitted by LDS member
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