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Offline kiwi2011

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Margaret Byrne birth record
« on: Monday 10 April 17 23:24 BST (UK) »
The wedding record I have for Margaret Byrne and Patrick Smith in Dundalk on 08 July 1867, states that Margaret's age was 21, which would mean that she was born abt 1846. Her census' state that she was born in Ireland and Dragheda.

However, the only Drogheda birth records I can find are at St. Peter's in 28 Nov 1852 and another in 04 Dec 1842. I know that her father's name was Michael but I don't know her mum's name. So now I'm wondering if there's was a legal minimum age for marriage that would have made her lie about her age? I know I'm grasping at straws but I don't know of any way to prove/find her birth details.
Ireland: Mayo - O'Malley, Malley, Currigan, Lynchacan. Antrim - McAuley. Louth - Byrne. Down - Smith.

England: Lancashire - O'Malley, McCauley, Foster.

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