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Write what you hear ....
« on: Thursday 30 May 19 09:43 BST (UK) »
Just started transcribing marriage records for Liverpool parish 18th century - this one is from 1702.  I can imagine the recorder trying to make sense of a thick Irish accent, which he seems to have written phonetically.  Interestingly it doesn't look like either variety of Ulster accent, more the traditional Irish as imagined by the English  :D

[ for the uninitiated, I read this as 'Island Magee in the county of Antrim in the kingdom (!) of Ireland'.  It's just across the Irish Sea from Liverpool ]
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Re: Write what you hear ....
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 30 May 19 09:56 BST (UK) »
"Oyle" = Isle, rather than 'Island"?

I've just come across one, a birth, mother's name was 'Brookhouse' - down as 'Brockas' - of course it is when you say it with a thick Midlands accent!
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Re: Write what you hear ....
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 30 May 19 10:14 BST (UK) »
[ for the uninitiated, I read this as 'Island Magee in the county of Antrim in the kingdom (!) of Ireland'. 

Presumably that's your 'translation' rather than your transcription?  :)
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Re: Write what you hear ....
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 30 May 19 10:38 BST (UK) »
Of course, Ireland was a Kingdom from 1542 1800. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Ireland 

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 30 May 19 11:59 BST (UK) »
Presumably that's your 'translation' rather than your transcription?  :)
 
I don't need to answer that ...  >:(  But I suspect that 300 years ago the place may well have been the 'Isle of Magee', rather than what we find on more recent maps.
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 30 May 19 12:45 BST (UK) »
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 03 June 19 00:41 BST (UK) »
Oeanter is a Durham census enumerator's interpretation of a Devon accent. Okehampton is the location.
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