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    Many RC baptism records for the 1700s and 1800s...

    Many RC baptism records for the 1700s and 1800s were compiled in Latin. So a Patrick would appear in the register as Patricius, James as Jacobus, Ellen as Helena, and so on. Some names didn’t have a...
  2. Indeed. Your religious upbringing was usually the...

    Indeed. Your religious upbringing was usually the starting point for deciding which side of the fence that you were on, certainly in the early 1900s. Nowadays though there are many people who are not...
  3. Huge numbers of people from Northern Ireland went...

    Huge numbers of people from Northern Ireland went to Scotland to work (as indeed they still do). Consequently there was massive interest in the Home Rule debate there and Protestants in Scotland...
  4. The 1901 Irish census has about 77 Stranaghans in...

    The 1901 Irish census has about 77 Stranaghans in Co Down. Many of them lived around Drumgooland as your researcher said. Notably in Moneyslane and Deehommed which are both immediately beside...
  5. There’s a record of a James McCalley of...

    There’s a record of a James McCalley of Cloughskelt whose will was probated in 1774. Possibly related to your family.

    https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~rosdavies/genealogy/SURNAMES/Mc/McCully.htm
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  6. My pleasure. It only cost a bawbee.

    My pleasure. It only cost a bawbee.
  7. As has been suggested you should get James...

    As has been suggested you should get James McCully’s parents names and occupations from his marriage certificate. You should also get it from his death certificate. The certificates normally tell you...
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    This article from Glasgow University indicates...

    This article from Glasgow University indicates that until 1929, the minimum legal age for a girl to marry in Scotland was 12. (See section on Gretna Green marriages).
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    Bathgate used to be in a county named...

    Bathgate used to be in a county named Linlithgowshire. In 1921 the name was changed to West Lothian. British Genealogy doesn’t have a board for either option.
  10. Doreen, I am not familiar with “oldcourt...

    Doreen,

    I am not familiar with “oldcourt Kilkenny” records but the original RC parish records for Inistioge (the RC parish that includes Oldcourt) can be found here:
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  11. Doreen, I should think that the reason you...

    Doreen,

    I should think that the reason you can’t find Nicholas & Margaret’s marriage is because the records don’t exist. I mentioned that the parishes marriage records don’t start till 1827. They...
  12. Griffiths Valuation (1850) lists a Nicholas...

    Griffiths Valuation (1850) lists a Nicholas Fleming farming plots 2 & 3 in Oldcourt, Kilkenny. Oldcourt is in the civil parish of Clonamery.
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    I think the dates you have given for the 2...

    I think the dates you have given for the 2 marriages need reviewed. The marriages appear to have been in 1868 & 69 not 1898 & 99.

    Birth certificates were only introduced in Ireland in 1864 so for...
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    Birth registration only started in Ireland in...

    Birth registration only started in Ireland in 1864 so if Richard Alexander was born in 1862 you won't get a birth certificate for him. You might find his baptism but to do that you would need to know...
  15. The Edward Pepper who died in 1872 was 84. Here’s...

    The Edward Pepper who died in 1872 was 84. Here’s his death certificate:

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1872/020715/7268260.pdf

    Looking at the...
  16. Here’s a link to the 1843 marriage. Witnesses...

    Here’s a link to the 1843 marriage. Witnesses were Mathew Macken & Mary O’Hare.

    https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633287#page/118/mode/1up


    Possible death for Frances in 1885. Wife...
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    Tradition was to marry in the bride’s church...

    Tradition was to marry in the bride’s church after which she’d usually attend her husband’s. So the Church of England marriage suggests the bride at least was of that denomination. Church of England...
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    The Penal Laws didn't ban Catholics from...

    The Penal Laws didn't ban Catholics from marrying. They made it difficult for the church to operate but it carried on. Catholics in Ireland married before a priest all through the 1600s and 1800s and...
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    My mother was divorced in about 1946 and...

    My mother was divorced in about 1946 and remarried at Coventry Register Office in 1948. Her previous marital status on the 1948 certificate is described as: “The divorced wife of x.” It doesn't give...
  20. Before the Poor Law system was introduced in...

    Before the Poor Law system was introduced in Ireland c 1840, the church was responsible for supporting the poor. When a woman had an illegitimate child the Presbyterian Church would usually challenge...
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    The 2 people I knew who worked at Gatow did this...

    The 2 people I knew who worked at Gatow did this as part of their National Service, around 1956 I think. The playwright Alan Bennett who is/was a Russian speaker was also there at that time. As the...
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    I know 2 Russian speakers who worked at Gatow in...

    I know 2 Russian speakers who worked at Gatow in the 1950s. Their task mainly was to listen to Russian air traffic control messages and transcribe them. There was a Russian airfield somewhere...
  23. The missing children from the...

    The missing children from the Johnstone/McConaghie family appear to be:

    Martha Jane b 2.2.1887 at Glebe. Died 20.1.1896
    Andrew b 11.8.1882 at Dartries

    The dead Martha’s name was used again for...
  24. Thank you.

    Thank you.
  25. The Barmouth referred to on your G Grandfather’s...

    The Barmouth referred to on your G Grandfather’s birth certificate is probably the barmouth for the River Bann which is just a couple of miles away from Castlerock. It’s still in use today, mainly by...
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