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Portaferry Marriage - Wife is from parish of Wetter?
« on: Wednesday 28 July 21 20:04 BST (UK) »
I recently found a marriage record for my x3 great grandparents, Andrew Lowry and Elizabeth Shanks. Andrew Lowry was from the townland of Ballycastle (area beside Mount Stewart) in Greyabbey. They got married in Portaferry on 11th October 1849 and I have attached the marriage record. The writing is a bit worn but It says Andrew Lowry was a Bachelor, Age 30 farmer from the townland of Ballycastle, Parish of Greyabbey and his father was James Lowry a farmer.

From what I can make out from Elizabeth Shanks it says she was a Spinster and 19 and I can't make out the townland name, but it says Townland of  (Something) and the Parish of Wetter and that her father was James Shanks a farmer.

I searched for the record on the Ulster Historical Foundation website and as it gives the text of the record, info said Parish of Wetter but didn't give me the townland name so that didn't fully help

If the Parish of Wetter is the correct, does anyone know where that is and can anyone make out the townland name? Every time I try to find out where a parish of Wetter is, I just get results for weather or wet places  :P but as you might be able to guess, that is no help. Can anyone help?

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Re: Portaferry Marriage - Wife is from parish of Wetter?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 22:00 BST (UK) »
Looks like the townland might be Tieveshilla/Tieveshilly.
http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=12614
Coffey, Cummins, Cummins [Skirke, Laois], Curran, Dillon [Clare], Fogarty [Garran, Laois/Tipp], Hughes, Keshan (Keeshan), Loughman [Killadooley, Laois], Mallon [Armagh], Malone, Markham [Caherkine, Clare], McKeon(e) [Sligo/Kilkenny/Waterford], McNamara, Meagher, Prescott [Kilkenny/Waterford/Wexford?], Rafferty, Ryan, Sullivan, Tobin
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Re: Portaferry Marriage - Wife is from parish of Wetter?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 22:30 BST (UK) »
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Re: Portaferry Marriage - Wife is from parish of Wetter?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 July 21 22:36 BST (UK) »
Looks like the townland might be Tieveshilla/Tieveshilly.
http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=12614

That looks about right, thanks.