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Marriage Certificate, 1867, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
« on: Saturday 28 August 21 16:44 BST (UK) »
I have a marriage certificate for a reletive of mine who got married in Belfast, County Antrim in 1867. William James Waugh and Sarah Rankin. I would like to find out what the name of the church was, who it was in the presence of and the location at time of marriage.

 I was trying to read who it was in the presence of and the location at the time of marriage (Possibly Crossnamuckley? I know that is where William James Waugh lived at one point, its a townland in County Down, Northern Ireland): https://www.townlands.ie/down/ards-lower/newtownards/mountstewart/crossnamuckley/

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Re: Marriage Certificate, 1867, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 August 21 17:34 BST (UK) »
At first glance I'm thinking... Linen Hall St. (ie. the Meeting House / Presbyterian Church) - which I can see various references to, in old newspapers.

Also noticed this:
https://www.geograph.ie/photo/5724557



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Re: Marriage Certificate, 1867, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 August 21 17:56 BST (UK) »
Good grief, the handwriting leaves something to be desired doesn't it!

I go along with gaffy's Linen Hall Street.

I think the witnesses may be Robert/Rachel? surname possibly beginning with C
Morio/Maria H Parter/Porter.

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Re: Marriage Certificate, 1867, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 August 21 19:09 BST (UK) »
At first glance I'm thinking... Linen Hall St. (ie. the Meeting House / Presbyterian Church) - which I can see various references to, in old newspapers.

Also noticed this:
https://www.geograph.ie/photo/5724557




Yes that looks right, thanks.

Good grief, the handwriting leaves something to be desired doesn't it!

I go along with gaffy's Linen Hall Street.

I think the witnesses may be Robert/Rachel? surname possibly beginning with C
Morio/Maria H Parter/Porter.

My best guesses.

I had the exact same response as you to the writing when I first saw it! I saw 3 other marriage certificates written by him and they were just as hard to read.

The name doesn't seem right for Morio (it was my first guess though) Maria looks like it could be correct since where it says Marriage solomnised between us, Where Sarah Rankin's name is written, it looks like he wrote the a in Rankin like an O and it seems to fit the other name in the Presense of where the letters also look like O's but could be a's instead.


If it helps it says the fathers names are James Waugh and James Rankin.

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Re: Marriage Certificate, 1867, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 August 21 19:30 BST (UK) »
The first witness's forename looks to be the same as the person who wrote and signed the form of certification at the bottom. It might be Richard..... :-\

The witness's surname looks to have been changed, either from Crerand to Cleland or vice versa. It doesn't helps that the 4th letter is a bit indistinct - is it an 'r', or a hurried 'l' with virtually no ink in the top part?
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