Dear Len and other knowledgeable Listers I know that a Protestant/Roman Catholic marriage would not have gone down well in the north of Ireland. What about the son of a Church of Ireland minister in Drumquin (near Omagh) marrying a Presbyterian circa 1839? This was the case with my Pilkington forebears, or so I suspect without firm evidence. I believe Presbyterians were agitating against compulsory tithing and a strict, traditional minded established church minister may have seen his son marrying a different sort of Protestant as being just as bad as a Roman Catholic. Does this sound right to you?
Finally - thank you for the constant supply of information you keep posting on this site. It is greatly appreciated. Regards Bob Spiller Lade Vale NSW Australia On Sat, 21 Apr 2018 at 9:12 pm, Len Swindley <len_swind...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Hello Katie, > > > > I have looked at the marriage entry for Hugh Devlin and Olivia Stinson and > have little doubt that this was a mixed marriage. A mixed marriage in the > North of Ireland would have caused great distress and this is reflected in > the names of the witnesses – both Devlins, perhaps indicating that none of > Olivia’s family attended the service. Am unable to speak of attitudes in > Dublin, only Tyrone. > > Regards, > > > > Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia > > > > Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for > Windows 10 > > > ------------------------------ > *From:* CoTyroneList <cotyronelist-boun...@cotyroneireland.com> on behalf > of Katie Green <greeng...@charter.net> > *Sent:* Friday, April 20, 2018 7:00:57 AM > *To:* CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland.com > *Subject:* [CoTyroneMailingList] Derryloran Parish Church records > > On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 1:20 PM, Katie Green <greeng...@charter.net> > wrote: > >> This is an interesting mailing to me because there are a couple of Devlin >> marriages listed. The Devlins were almost universally Catholic, although >> “my” Hugh Devlin married Olivia Stinson, almost surely a Presbyterian, in >> Arboe in 1835. In Ontario after they emigrated they attended the Catholic >> Cathedral in St. Catherine’s and all family births, etc. were registered >> there. Another set of my ancestors from Dublin were Catholic and Protestant >> and fled the wrath of parents to Quebec at about the same time (1830s)... >> and the breach was never healed. They, too, registered as Catholic in >> Canada— I assume since in both cases the husbands were Catholic and also >> the Cathollic Church was a stickler about their rules. My question is: does >> anyone out there know what the prevailing attitudes were in Tyrone and/or >> Dublin about “mixed” marriages at various time periods? >> >> Katie Green >> On Apr 19, 2018, at 7:10 AM, Jim McKane <j...@mckane.ca> wrote: >> >> Derryloran Parish Church (St. Luran's Church of Ireland), Cookstown, >> Co. Tyrone Marriages 1845-50 >> <https://cotyroneireland.com/churchrecord/derryloran.html> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ > CoTyroneList mailing list > CoTyroneList@cotyroneireland.com > > http://mail.cotyroneireland.com/mailman/listinfo/cotyronelist_cotyroneireland.com >
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