Drumsoo

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DRUMSOO (ridge of berries) Area 113:3: 8 Mount Sedborough Manor

Griffiths Valuation 1862

Occupier…………………….Lessor Thomas Johnston, sen……….......... Rev. John Richardson Herd’s house O & L Margaret Johnston………………... Thomas Johnston, sen H & O Bridget Keenan…………………… Thomas Johnston, sen H & O Hugh Walsh………………………. Rev John Richardson H Os & L Thomas Johnston, jun……………... Rev John Richardson H Os & L

1901 Census

Head of family……………....Landholder if different Samuel Forster Francis Forster Thomas Johnston

Surnames 2005

Forster Elliott

Once the home of J R Elliott (Sonny) whose fleet of milk lorries collected and drew the milk from all the farms for miles around to Lisnaskea creamery. Sonny also ran a taxi service which was very useful in an area where there is no public transport.

The late Wm Forster farm

This picture is of a farmstead (the late Wm. Forster’s) which is no longer occupied but was very alive and very typical of the area in the 1950’s when the picture was taken. The large rick of hay in the top right of the picture contained about 50 rucks. The farm buildings pre-date the silo and lying-in sheds of to-day.