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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 17 September 20 09:05 BST (UK) »
Yes she married James Floyd Sloan and died on 5 Sep 1936, as far as I know.

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 17 September 20 09:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks, that's amazing. Seems that the St Clair story might be true after all!

Kingstown was a port so doesn't necessarily mean they had a house there.

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« Reply #20 on: Thursday 17 September 20 09:41 BST (UK) »
Oh, OK, thanks.


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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 17 September 20 09:52 BST (UK) »
Latefinder was at Primrose Hill by 1893, so far found the only earlier mention of the house in the newspapers is 1823 when it was up for sale.
The couple of St.Clair Certs in Rathdown Reg district don't mention Primrose Hill, so if they did live there it looks like they may only have rented it for a while.

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 17 September 20 21:34 BST (UK) »
In the last column of the parish register for Bridget Brennan's 1881 marriage at St Michael's, Kingstown, it seems to say "Sponsors married before". Can anyone explain why the marital status of the sponsors (I assume we would call them witnesses) would be important?

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 17 September 20 22:49 BST (UK) »
It's far too small to read, but it's more likely to say 'Spouses married before'.

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 17 September 20 23:01 BST (UK) »
In the civil registration, James and Bridget are described as bachelor and spinster. Would they be described like that if they were widower and widow (i.e. married before)?

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 17 September 20 23:09 BST (UK) »
If you look at other comments further up the page (link on reply #5) there is a couple John Dalton Elizabeth Kelly with the comment both married before and their civil cert gives them as Widower and widow but in this case the comment refers to the witnesses. There are comments about other witnesses on the page as well.

I've never noticed this in other parishes.

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Re: Help deciphering parish marriage register
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 17 September 20 23:19 BST (UK) »
So, just to be clear, you are happy that it's the first marriage for James and the first marriage for Bridget, and that the witnesses are the ones married before?