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Offline miaclare

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Deciphering Handwriting
« on: Monday 20 August 18 09:03 BST (UK) »
Hi there... in researching our family history we found marriage documentation of our ancestors in Quebec, 1858. However, I'm stuggling to read most of what is written. The marriage was between Bernard Toohey and Elizabeth Flanagan. Toohey was a member of the 39th foot regiment in Dorset. Also, we think Flanagan's parents were Francis (?) and Bridget.

If anyone can please help with deciphering the handwriting, we'd be really grateful!

Thanks
Maria

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Re: Deciphering Handwriting
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 August 18 09:37 BST (UK) »
Hi, had a look and think the relavent bits are
8 June 1858
Bernard Toohy, private 39th Reg of age son of John Toohy and Bridget Flanigan of Co of Galway, and
Elizabeth Flanigan resident of Quebec of age dtr of Francis Flanigan, deceased, and the late Bridget McDonnell. Witnessed Bartholomew Kerrigan and Jane Flanigan.
This is my interpretation and stand to be corrected.
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Re: Deciphering Handwriting
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 August 18 12:46 BST (UK) »
A little more detail ... the groomís father was also deceased, and the brideís parents were from Roscommon.

Iím uncertain whether the brideís mother is Bridget McDonnell (as suggested above) or McDermott.

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On the eighth day of June one thousand eight hundred
and fifty eight Whereas at the prone of the High Mass in
St Patricks church has been thrice published the bans
of Marriage between Bernard Toohy private of the thirty
Ninth Regiment now in garison in this city Son of age
of Deceased John Toohy and of Bridget Flanigan of the coun
ty Galway on the one part and Elizabeth Flanigan a
resident of Quebec daughter of age of deceased Francis
Flanigan and of the late Bridget McDermott/McDonnell(?) of the
County Roscommon on the other part we the under
signed priest Vicar of St Patricks church having disco-
vered no impediment to their Marriage have receiv
ed their Mutual consent to be united in the bonds of
Holy Matrimony and have given them the Nuptian
benediction in presence of Bartholomew Kerrigan
and of Jane Flanagan undersigned with the
contracting parties


Elizabeth Flanigan
Bernard Toohy (Toohey?)
Jane Flanigan
B. Kerrigan
E. Bonneau(?) p(ries)t

ADDED - Welcome to RC, Maria  :)

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Re: Deciphering Handwriting
« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 August 18 15:36 BST (UK) »
For what it's worth Bridget's maiden name looks more like McDermott to me in it's entirety - and the last 2 letters seem to have a line through them denoting 't'.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Deciphering Handwriting
« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 August 18 09:48 BST (UK) »
Maria, I wonder if these replies were of any help to you?

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Re: Deciphering Handwriting
« Reply #5 on: Friday 24 August 18 12:28 BST (UK) »
Well done raising this Bookbox.

You worked hard deciphering the entire article - and it is a shame that this hasn't been acknowledged by Maria, who made the request for help.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Deciphering Handwriting
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 August 18 20:41 BST (UK) »
Hi all

First of all, my sincere apologies for this delayed response... I am not all too great at checking my emails and will endeavor to respond to posts on this forum more quickly going forward - this was my first post and I did not realize I would get such great responses so quickly!   I am very grateful for all the responses - and particularly to Bookbox for the full transcription. The information you have all provided is very helpful and much appreciated.

Many thanks and apologies again...

Maria

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Re: Deciphering Handwriting
« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 August 18 21:14 BST (UK) »
Hello Maria,

I've been in this forum for several years and it still surprises me how quickly so many people respond.  :) I think a lot of newcomers do not expect such speedy replies (and so much help).

It's a lovely website and I love spending time here. In fact, I often spend too much time here...  ;D

Anyway, WELCOME to Rootschat and good luck with your research!

Best regards from Germany,
Karen
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Re: Deciphering Handwriting
« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 August 18 21:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks for posting back, Maria. Good luck with your research!