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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 15 October 16 01:15 BST (UK) »
Irish Ancestors only gives Meathe as a variant of Meath.

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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 15 October 16 01:25 BST (UK) »
It could be an Irish (Gaelic) spelling of the name Meath/Meehan although not a good example?
I'm surprised Meechan hasn't popped up though.
The name may have been misheard?
Is Meath on the actual cert. or is it a transcription?

I have something similar, my relative, after arriving in Scotland was Cullen but I have also seen Cullinan for her father.

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 15 October 16 01:30 BST (UK) »
It could be an Irish (Gaelic) spelling of the name Meath/Meehan although not a good example?
I'm surprised Meechan hasn't popped up though.
The name may have been misheard?
Is Meath on the actual cert. or is it a transcription?

I have something similar, my relative, after arriving in Scotland was Cullen but I have also seen Cullinan for her father.

Annie





It's the parish register in Ireland, just look at the links.

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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 15 October 16 01:40 BST (UK) »
Meath and Meehan are on the same page in the same handwriting on the page the marriage is on, I think you need to look at the priest for each Baptisim and see if the same man uses the two names.
A change of priest could mean a new priest wasn't familiar with the name Meath and wrote Meehan instead.
Although they don't sound alike do they?

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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 15 October 16 02:07 BST (UK) »
The printed Roman Catholic Marriage Register in Latin reads as follows, with * for handwritten dates and names: Anno * die * mensis * natus [f-nata] et anno * die * baptizatus [f.-baptizata] est * filius [f-fila] * (olim * )conjugum. a me *. Patrinus fuit *. Matrina fuit *.

The English translation from the Catholic Family Historianís Handbook is as follows: In the year * on the * day of the month of * was born and in the year * on the * day of the month of * was baptised [name of child] the son/daughter of [parentís names] (formerly [motherís maiden name]) a married couple. by me [name of priest]. The godfather was [name of godfather]. The godmother was [name of godmother].

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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 15 October 16 02:09 BST (UK) »
Meath  =  Meade  ??      http://www.rootschat.com/links/01inx/

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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 15 October 16 02:34 BST (UK) »
It's the parish register in Ireland, just look at the links.

Yep, missed that, home late & flying through posts.

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Meath and Meehan are on the same page in the same handwriting on the page the marriage is on, I think you need to look at the priest for each Baptisim and see if the same man uses the two names.
A change of priest could mean a new priest wasn't familiar with the name Meath and wrote Meehan instead.
Although they don't sound alike do they?

I think a look at all siblings is in order to decide as there may have been a change of name for whatever reason?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 15 October 16 08:46 BST (UK) »

I think this is a summary:
Marriage 1856 Patrick Murphy and Sarah Meath. Witnesses John Murphy and Bridget Delaney

Birth 1857 Honoria - mother Sarah Meehan. (Australian records also have Meehan) sponsors Anthony Murphy and Maria Meehan

Birth 1859 Anthony - mother Sarah Meath - sponsors James Tristan  ??? and Honoria Murphy

**Now I had Anthony as birth in January 1859 but it is 1858 on the register. If that were so it is too close to Honoria's birth  ::)
However, looking at the register, it would seem to be an error by the priest.

Birth 1860 Patrick - mother Sarah Meehan.  Sponsors Michael Meehan and Maria Murphy

Griffiths Valuation shows Meade and Meehan in the parish.

The Marias are likely to be Mary.
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Re: Are these the same places?
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 15 October 16 12:47 BST (UK) »
Hello Heywood,  Annie, Sinann & Hallmark

Thanks so much for your efforts.  I have been out babysitting and just back in to see the amount of progress and contributions made by each of you and I am very grateful.  ;D

I will 'get my head' around the progress you have made and I thank you. :-*

Westy