MICHAEL BLESSING (my great grandfather) married MARY HIGGINS (my great grandmothger) on 8th March 1859 at Cloone parish church. Witnesses were John Blessing and Rose Higgins.
The baptisms of six children are recorded in the Cloone parish registers: all were borned in the townland of Aughakiltubbrid (part of Sunnagh More)
MARY BLESSING 30th May 1860; sponsors were Anthony Blessing and Margaret Higgins
PATRICK BLESSING (my grandfather) 8th April 1862; sponsors were Cornelius Blessing and Rose Galogley
MICHAEL BLESSING 24th April 1864; sponsors were John Blessing and Ann Grant
ALICE BLESSING 14th April 1866; sponsors were Patrick McGovern and Mary Blessing
MARGARET BLESSING 2nd Dec 1868; sponsors were James Kiernan (?) and Mary Macana
CATHERINE BLESSING 18th Sep 1871; sponsors were James Baxter and Bridget Smyth
Michael’s father was probably Terence Blessington (variant spelling) who was married to Mary Maglinn and had one son recorded in the parish records - Daniel, baptised 6th Jan 1825 from Aughkiltubbrid. He was probably the youngest son and Michael was probably born prior to this date - before the records began.
In Griffith’s Valuation Terence held a farm and 11 acres of land in the townland and Michael held a house and several pieces of land totalling 44 acres
Although I cannot be sure I believe that this family held a lot of land in Acres and Carrickavoher as well. This may be a recent acquisition as they held only land in Aughkiltubbrid at the time of the Tithe in the 1830s.
It looks as though son Michael (your Patrick’s brother) was still in the townland in 1901:
Michael 33, wife Sarah 28, mother Mary 68, sister Maggie 28, and children Joseph 4 and Pat 2.
Alongside them is another Blessing Family descended from Cornelius Blessing and Eleanor Connolly. They had about 8 children at about the same time as Michael and Mary were having theirs so possible brothers or cousins. In 1901 John of that family was in the townland as was his mother Eleanor, his wife Mary (I believe previously married to a Galogley) 4 young children and 2 older stepchildren.
I would suggest a visit to the Ballinamore library. Ask to see their index of newspapers references. I got a lot of family related info from that.
Best of luck