Feakle RC Parish Marriage Records, 1860-1881:
Given names were often abbreviated with an ending letter
in superscript and are shown below as found and as represented herein.
The practical difficulty in using superscript necessitated using a slightly
different convention than what was found in register. Some pet names found
in the register are also included in table below:
||As found in register
||As represented in transcription
|Hanora, Hanoria, Hanoriah, Hanorah
||Pat, Patt, Patk
||Pat, Patt, Patík
- Capital “S” can be confused for a Capital “L”
- Capital “J” can appear similar to Capital “T”
- Lower-case “g” resembles a lower-case “j”
- Lower-case “n” can easily be mistaken for lower case “u”
Other Transcriber Notes:
- Source: 0,979,694 FHLC film, a second filming of 0,979,696 which has
superior quality images as a result of the second filming.
- In the register, O surnames were written without apostrophes; e.g. the
name O’Dea may be registered as Odea or ODea or even Ódea,
(last example with fada), and are represented here in transcription as
O’ to have a consistent convention.
- MacNamara-McNamara was often written as “Mack” by the priests.
According to surname researcher Edward MacLysaght, in County Clare it
is a part of “everyday speech” to call any McNamara as “Mac.”*
- Marriage ceremony celebrants (priests) in chronological order were Andrew
Connellan, William Buckley, Joseph Meade, and C. Stuart
- In the date field, underscores “_” mean that date segment
with the underscore was omitted in register.
- Some records may appear out of chronological order in transcription,
but are represented in order found in register.
- For names, underscores mean that part of name was not readable and in
some cases missing due to a torn corner of register’s page or an
- Ten marriages have dispensations recorded in Latin; these dispensations
are not transcribed but are tagged with “D1” through “D10”
in superscript just following the groom’s name. See FHL Film 0,979,694.
Caution: Best practice always requires researcher to
review original images on film when using as source data.
* Edward MacLysaght, Irish Families - Their Names, Arms and Origin,
3rd edition (Dublin, 1972; and New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1972),