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Ireland / Were Bryan/Bernard interchangable in Ireland in the 1800's
« on: Tuesday 30 July 13 10:38 BST (UK)  »
l found a Barnard, on a civil marriage record, but when I went to the place he lived, in the 1901 Census, I only find a Bryan.

Does anyone know if these two names were interchangeable, at that time?


Donegal / Is Gortinurty a typo or a real place?
« on: Monday 29 July 13 10:32 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have any idea where Gortinurty, is?  I suspect it's around Malin, since it came from a marriage record that was registered, in the Malin Civil District.

I don't know it if a typo, or if the name was changed to something else, over the years.



Census and Resource Discussion / Re: A Question
« on: Saturday 27 July 13 01:13 BST (UK)  »
Thanks so much. I couldn't find the answer anywhere on there.

Census and Resource Discussion / A Question
« on: Friday 26 July 13 07:19 BST (UK)  »
While searching on Familysearch,org, I noticed when I bring up the results from  "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881" the christening place sometimes has a number in front of it

Like this:Name:    Susan Quigley
                        Gender:    Female
                        Christening Date:    
                        Christening Place: 167, MALIN, DON, IRE
                        Birth Date: 29 Mar 1872
                        Birthplace: Malin, Don, Ire

It seems to be mostly in Malin, and the numbers are sometimes different, but always 3 digits.

I was hoping someone would know what they mean.



Donegal / Re: Arthur Doherty/Mary Mooney
« on: Sunday 14 July 13 03:34 BST (UK)  »

 Cashel Gleneely . Please can you pinpoint this for me?  I have a Hugh Docherty who was married in Gleneely.


I think I'm the wrong person to ask. I'm still trying to wrap by brain around townlands, parishes, provinces, etc.  It's totally confusing.

Go here and type in Gleneely. It will bring it up on a map. It seems there are quite a few Cashells.
This page make it less confusing for those not living in Ireland.

Did your Hugh marry a Rose, by any chance?

The Common Room / Re: Question regarding a dispensation notation
« on: Wednesday 10 July 13 03:25 BST (UK)  »

I didn't think of that.

I went back and checked, and a baby came one year later, but it seems like the family disappears after that. Although, it's always possible she was pregnant, lost it, and got pregnant again right away.

Thanks for the help.


The Common Room / Question regarding a dispensation notation
« on: Tuesday 09 July 13 23:56 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know what  "Disp 1 Ban."  means when noted under "Dispensation Required:" in a Catholic marriage record? 
I know this was a first marriage for both, and they were both way over age, so it can't be either of those.  Usually consanguinity is noted as such and to what degree, so I'm baffled.

Donegal / Doherty / Mcguiness in Donegal
« on: Tuesday 09 July 13 20:02 BST (UK)  »
I'm  getting too find any information on a Gerald Doherty,  who married an Ellen McGuiness(sp?).
Ellen (or it might be  Mary Ellen),   was born abt. 1802,  so Gerald's birth  was probably around that time or a  little earlier.

They  had  2 children, Margaret b. abt 1840,  and Dennis b abt 1844. I  think they had at least one other child  by who's name of Bernerd, b abt 1836.

The children  went to the US  in the late 50's  and early 60's,.

Ellen  showed up in the 1880 US Census  living with Dennis as a widow,  so Gerald died  sometime before 1880.

Hope  this finds a bell  with someone.



They supposedly came  from the general area  of Malin.

My 95 year old dad (he's in great health, mentally and physically!) told me recently about how the Gypsies would take kids.  In fact, he said was walking to school one morning, around 7 years old or so, he spotted a caravan of gypsies coming down the road.  He said he got down as low as he could in some tall grass and thankfully they didn't see him as they passed by.  He was pretty scared!

I  don't know where you're located,  buy my mother used to tell a  story  about her grandmother.
Suposedly,  when her grandmother was a  child,  she  was  kidnapped, by gypsies, from her Pennsylvania farm.
They found her, a few hours later, basically  unharmed,  but with all  of her hair  cut off. Apparently,  she had  very long  hair,  at the time. This  was  during the mid-1880's.
I  always wondered if this story was true,  although my mother swore it was.

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