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Title: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: Dhepburn on Thursday 24 January 19 22:59 GMT (UK)
Hi all

Working on the names of possible 4th great grand parents. Managed to get this marriage registry that shows the bride and grooms parents details but can't quite make out their names.

Any help?

Thanks

Dorothy
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 24 January 19 23:03 GMT (UK)
Hi Dorothy and welcome to RootsChat...I don't see an image, did it not attach?
Carol
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: Dhepburn on Sunday 27 January 19 20:16 GMT (UK)
Argh...I totally forgot to attach it...haha

Okay the image is attached.


Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: orkrad on Sunday 27 January 19 21:00 GMT (UK)
 Kia Ora The bride and groom were married in South Leith.  Grooms parents William Denahoe ( general labourer ) deceased. Winny Donahoe (ms Shanday) deceased. Bride's parents  James Boyle ( general labourer ) deceased.  Catherine Boyle  ( ms  Mc Kenaya?? ) deceased.  Regards Orkrad.
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: Dhepburn on Sunday 27 January 19 21:04 GMT (UK)
Thank you for the really quick reply :)
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: shanreagh on Monday 28 January 19 02:50 GMT (UK)
My take is much the same though perhaps Minay Donahoe nee Shanday and still thinking about the McKennXXXXX one. :)

Possibly McKenniff? With the 'y' being an 'i' nowadays.
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: artifis on Monday 28 January 19 15:18 GMT (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat.  :)

I see McKenagaff
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: bevj on Monday 28 January 19 15:28 GMT (UK)
I see William DONAHOE and Winay DONAHOE.
As for the bride's mother, I see McKenayaff, with a Y rather than a G, though it's a pretty unlikely surname.
Bev
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: josey on Monday 28 January 19 16:37 GMT (UK)
SP free index shows this possible marriage:
BOYLE JAMES MCKENNA CATHERINE
14/8/1840 Glasgow, St Andrew's Lanark

ADDED: Do you have the bride's baptism, or that of any siblings?
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: artifis on Monday 28 January 19 17:03 GMT (UK)
Looking again it does look like McKenayaff, the 'y' looks like othrs on the page and different to the 'g' in registrar.
Title: Re: Help deciphering the names in the orange box
Post by: josey on Monday 28 January 19 17:08 GMT (UK)
Yes, I agree. I can't see deceased under her name.

ADDED: It may be that the registrar's spelling was a bit awry - as in 'Mickel'; perhaps interpreting an Irish accent? Where were the bride & groom's places of birth from later censuses?