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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.
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    Crom Castle is on the shore of Loch Erne, at Newton Butler, co Fermanagh.
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    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.
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    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
    Children
    1. Has Children Marianna Creighton

    Sources:
    1. Type: Web Site
      Author: www.proni.nics.gov.uk
      Title: N Ireland Public Record Office
    2. Type: Web Site
      Title: IGI
      Author: Submitted by LDS member
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