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Offline heywood

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Re: Baptism of Irish ancestor - cant read the words
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 23:05 GMT (UK) »
This looks a strong possibility for Patt Higgins marriage to Anne

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01j8z/

Looking at Irish Genealogy, Maa seems to be very popular in Dublin in 1700s
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01j90/

Interesting but as she is only likely to be a sponsor, we may be digressing. ;)

I first looked thinking she could be a relative.
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Re: Baptism of Irish ancestor - cant read the words
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 03:26 GMT (UK) »
The name Maa has a contraction mark above the second a.

While I'm not familiar with Irish practice, I would say it is almost certainly Ma(ri)a.

He didn't write it in full because he was running out of space to fit Kinchelagh into the line.

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Re: Baptism of Irish ancestor - cant read the words
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 09:05 GMT (UK) »
The name Maa has a contraction mark above the second a.

While I'm not familiar with Irish practice, I would say it is almost certainly Ma(ri)a.

He didn't write it in full because he was running out of space to fit Kinchelagh into the line.

Thanks. I wondered about the accent/mark. It was the numbers of entries which puzzled me too. Lots of contractions! I see Patt though  ( with double 't') so often and never think about that.
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Re: Baptism of Irish ancestor - cant read the words
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for all you help - it's much appreciated.