Where to begin?

Andrew Lendrum

living on a farm in Cullenane

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NOTE:  This is a work in progress page and a number of links will not work ... alot of the information here is only guess work.

 

The earliest Lendrum:
( I can find as of this date) is   Andrew Lendrum - born 1648 and living
on a farm in Cullenane 

(Spelling could be Cullynane), Blessingbourn, near Fivemiletown, in parish Clogher - country Tyrone, Ireland. c 1714

To be verified.

 ___They moved to Ireland 1690 (with William of Orange ) to Corlea county, Tyrone.

 

 ___A son of the Earl of Buchen took the surname Lendrum.

_____________(Derived from the place where he lived in north eastern Aberdeenshire).

 

The New Zealand Lendrums (as our records show)  Andrew Lendrum


*SO ARE THESE LENDRUMS OUR FIRST ANCESTORS?

 

 

 Putting together information from other Lendrum family connections, gathering names, places, dates: reading books from libraries, government departments (Archway Records) family web-pages online and joining the New Zealand Society of Genealogists - has helped to reach this understanding.

Yet still unsure if the parents of Lendrums who came to New Zealand are connected to the following Lendrum families?

 

AS I SEE IT AT THE MOMENT 

Family research  [info] tells us, a Mrs. Lendrum (Senior), mother to Andrew and maybe a brother John were living near Fivemiletown (No mention of husband) could be living with uncles and aunties - Fleming, Brown and Wilson. 

At sometime later, maybe Andrew married Mary and they moved to a farm in Mullaghmore - only up the road. (See map) - (Maybe where they grew Flax?)[FG] 

Andrew  [C] and Mary had children: son Andrew (Jr) (C1) stayed in Ireland -  Robert  [C2] and George (Cousin) [C4]  left for New Zealand in 1862 and started our lineage. 

 

 

The maps of Northern Ireland show it has six counties, (Derry) Londondery,Antrim, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and Down .                                            
Each county is divided intoTown-lands,Parishes (Suburbs).
County Tyrone Fivemiletown - Mullaghmore - Cullynane - Cleen

Correspondence from Heather Elliot
Hello Tom,
 
Nice to hear from you, I enjoyed your website, it is very interesting, there is certainly a lot of information regarding the Lendrums on it, more than I knew.  I was Lendrum before I married and I am originally from Fivemiletown, now living about 25 miles from it.  I am not sure if we are related, but may be as it is not that common a name,  I will see what information I can find out.  The James Lendrum that I am desended from lived on a farm which is about 2 miles from Fivemiletown, and my uncles still live there.  I know the area's that listed for the other Lendrum's they are about 1 to 2 miles from Fivemiletown, Cullane, Broomhill, Gortmore, Mullaghmore  are all adjoining, each other.  There is a nice large house at Broomhill which my dad thinks was built by Lendrum's not sure about this.  My mother has access to St John's Church in Fivemiletown and I will check with her regarding Andrew.  My dad also said that Andrew Lendrum founded an Orange lodge, which is called Lendrum's Temperance True Blues, he is actually in it. 
 
I want to get access to the church records at Clogher, which is 6 miles from Fivemiletown, it was the first church in the area, St John's was built in late 1700's so the link may be there.  When I get time I will try and do this. I will also forward our family tree.
 
Heather Elliott

attached information received: May 2013
Family tree (1) Family tree (2) - from Andrew Lendrum 1648 - of Mullaghmore :
Family tree - from James Lendrum 1783 - of Aughater
Family tree - John Lendrum 1610 - Aberdeenshire(Scottland)


*(C)  Andrew Lendrum
 
We know Andrew (Jr) was born in 1828 [info] assume his parents were married the year before - working on the assumption, Andrew (the father) was 30 when he married - his birth date would circa 1797.

 Andrew  Living in Mullaghmore, near Cullenane and Fivemiletown, in parish Clogher, county Tyrone. 

*(C1) Andrew (Jr) (Son of Andrew and Mary Lendrum) 1828 

*(C2) Robert (Son of Andrew and Mary Lendrum) 1836 - 1871 - died in NZ 

(C3) Martha (Daughter of Andrew and Mary Lendrum) 1841 - 

*(C4) George (Son of John Lendrum) 1843 - 1920 - died in NZ 

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[FG) In Northern Ireland for over three hundred years linen manufacture has been an important industry, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries. 
Practically every town and village had a mill or a factory.

 A document shows that in 1796 - a James and Andrew Lendrum of Clogher and Dromore parishes in county Tyrone, were Flax growers.

IRISH FLAX GROWERS______(THANKS TO GERALDENE O' REILLY)



From a document of Landowners in county Tyrone, Ireland as of 1876 - shows: LENDRUMS

Owner:_______________Address:_________________Extent:______________Valuation:

Andrew______________Rakeeranbeg, Dromore______86 acres____________68 pounds

Andrew______________as above___________________33_________________19

James_______________Magheracross______________2922_______________1969

John_________________as above__________________32___________________20

James________________as above__________________1067_______________613

Jane_________________Fivemiletown_______________28__________________12