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Ultima24

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Name on a marriage certificate
« on: June 03, 2020, 06:19:43 PM »
Hi Guys

so I hit a brick wall a few years ago and ever since ive been trying to get past this but every time I look at the info I have got I keep asking myself the same question, do I have the right answer

So my Great Grandmother Kate Horan married a William Murdoch in Belfast 1912, she put on the marriage cert that her fathers name was Matthew.

One of my Aunties suggested to me she was from an area down south called Mountmellick which I think is part of Co.Mayo

I was doing a bit of digging today and was on irishgenealogy and I thought I had made a breakthrough, I found a birth record for a Catherine Horan in Mountmellick around the time I thought she was born but the Fathers name was recorded as John Horan, no mention of Matthew.

Long story short guys how common was it for a person to use 2 different names, it seems the period I was looking for a baptism record for this John/Matthew Horan i'm not sure exists anymore and could have been destroyed or lost.

it could be something i'm overthinking but could use some help

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Re: Name on a marriage certificate
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 07:56:59 PM »
     When was she born?
 
Have you found her in the 1901 or 1911 censuses?
 
I note she said her father was deceased when she married, so a small clue there.
 
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Re: Name on a marriage certificate
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 09:23:43 PM »
Hi Elwyn
Thanks for replying.
Kate was born around 1880 and no she doesn't appear on either of the Census records, we heard she might have worked in America for a while but if I can't figure out the parents I'm not sure anything I find will be correct.
I noticed on the marriage record it says her father was deceased, would it give me more info in his deathor burial record maybe
Thanks Phil

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Re: Name on a marriage certificate
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 11:46:45 PM »
Phil,

     I searched the death records 1880 – 1912 and there’s only 1 Mathew Horan who was an adult and died in that period. This is him:
 
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1911/05386/4503083.pdf
 
He lived in Shrah, Co. Mayo and died in 1911, aged 80.
 
This is him in 1911:
 
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Mayo/Portroyal/Srah/704211/
 
And in 1901:
 
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Mayo/Portroyal/Shral/1576429/
 
He had 6 children of whom 5 were still alive in 1911. He had a daughter Kate born in 1880:
 
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1880/02869/2050987.pdf
 

Elwyn
 
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Re: Name on a marriage certificate
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2020, 10:42:02 AM »
Hi Elwyn

Sorry for late reply, that's great for searching for me.

unfortunately i have no record of a mothers name so cant confirm if that is her or not.

i'm wondering if my father was to do one of those DNA Kits would that help with my research for her

Thanks again for searching, Phil