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Alfred Alford and Margaret Dunbar marriage
« on: Thursday 20 July 17 23:41 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I wonder if anyone can help..
I am trying to find the marriage record of Alfred Alford, woodcarver born c1817 in London and Margaret Dunbar, born in Dublin 1828.
Their children Alfred and Frances Margaret were baptised on 20 June 1848 in St Annes, Shankill, Belfast and then Emma and Flora were baptised on 10 August 1850 at St Georges, Belfast, and finally Alfred and Anna Maria were baptised on 20 October 1859 in Ballymena.

They must have moved round but I know that they settled in Derry and Alfred died there in 1865.

I just can't find any marriage record, presumably between 1844 and 1847 anywhere.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Alfred Alford and Margaret Dunbar marriage
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 November 18 19:20 GMT (UK) »
I have the 22 June 1881 Marriage Registration for James Russell and Annie(Anna) Maria Alford in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
 Her parents are listed as Alfred Alford (woodcarver) and Margaret Elliott.  there is also a Samuel Elliott as a witness.
So here are my thoughts on the following notes from some of my momís research:
Alfred Alford, Margaretís husband was a woodcarver who lived in Londonderry City. He and 3 of his children died there during a cholera epidemic 1858/60. 2 children survived. Annie Maria Alford (1855-1931) and Alfred Alford born in 1854. he served in WWI. 

So this being the case, if Margaret was a Dunbar that remarried an Elliott, prior to her daughters marriage, she would be listed as such. Samuel Elliott is listed as a witness, is this her 2nd husband?  According to my notes, Margaret's Father was a Laurence Dunbar married to a Mary Clarke with 4 children (Margaret b. 1828, John b. 1825, Bridget b. 1831, and Richard b. 1837)

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Re: Alfred Alford and Margaret Dunbar marriage
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 November 18 13:34 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked at the actual register from 20th Oct to 27th Oct 1859 it appears to say Margaret Alford alias Dunbar also got baptised
right hand page
https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633106#page/43/mode/1up

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Re: Alfred Alford and Margaret Dunbar marriage
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 13:12 GMT (UK) »