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Offline sarahmurtagh

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murtagh armagh county
« on: Thursday 26 January 17 01:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi all, Im looking for information on a John murtagh and Rose murtagh(madden name murphy) they married in 1856 in armagh and then traveled to america where their last name was changed to murta. Wanting to find out their parents names and if they had other siblings that stayed in Ireland.

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Re: murtagh armagh county
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 January 17 08:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello and welcome.

There are baptism records for children with the same parents names, here is one for Sarah

http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633281#page/149/mode/1up

Her Godparents are Chas. Murphy and Susan Murtagh so that may help you.

Others are James Murta 13 September 1857 and John Murtagh 13 October 1861

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Re: murtagh armagh county
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 26 January 17 18:44 GMT (UK) »
Last names weren't "changed". They were spelled by the person who could write and as it sounded.  Likely that John and Rose were illiterate and so the baptismal records are spelled as the priest would write it, and records in the US were spelled as the authorities there would write it and as it sounded to them.

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Re: murtagh armagh county
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 26 January 17 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Yes, thanks so much!

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Re: murtagh armagh county
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 January 17 13:16 GMT (UK) »
My ancestor's last name was Murtagh and when they arrived in America it was changed to Murta.

Not quite... as can be seen by the reply to your Murtagh topic on Armagh board  ;)

Hello and welcome.

There are baptism records for children with the same parents names, here is one for Sarah

http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633281#page/149/mode/1up

Her Godparents are Chas. Murphy and Susan Murtagh so that may help you.

Others are James Murta 13 September 1857 and John Murtagh 13 October 1861

Regards
Heywood
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