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Superintendent registration district
Spouse’s first name(s)
Spouse’s last name
Father’s first name(s)
Father’s last name
Spouse’s father’s first name(s)
Spouse’s father’s last name
Spouse’s father’s occupation
Registration quarter year
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The General Register Office (GRO) holds the civil records for births, deaths, and marriages. For non-Roman Catholic marriages, records exist from 1845. Civil marriage records are valuable for their inclusion of the couple’s fathers’ names.
Registration districts are largely identical to the old Poor Law Unions. These boundaries correlated to natural catchment areas as opposed to the existing administrative divisions (townlands, parishes, counties). The significance of this is that the boundaries of a given registration district could run across existing administrative boundaries (i.e. parts of two counties could be included in a single registration district).
Notable individuals within these records
Austin Clarke, the Irish poet from Dublin, married his first wife in 1920. The marriage was recorded as taking place on 31 December 1920 at District Mansions Cotton Place. His wife’s name is recorded as Cornelia Cummins. Clarke’s occupation is listed as Lecturer M C D. His father’s name and occupation are recorded as well: Augustine Clarke, municipal officer. Cummins’ father’s name and occupation is likewise recorded: Edward Cummins, banker.
Irish novelist Mary E Blundell, who wrote under the pen name M E Francis, was married in 1879. From her record, we learn that Mary Elizabeth Sweetman was married to Francis Nicholas Blundell on 18 November 1879 at Maryborough.
John Weldon, known by his stage- and pen-name Brinsley MacNamara, was an Irish novelist, actor, and playwright. From his marriage entry, we see he married Helena Degidon, a schoolteacher, on 23 June 1920. Weldon’s occupation is recorded as journalist.
Dorothy Price (née Stopford), the Irish physician known for introducing the BCG Vaccine for tuberculosis, was married to William George Price on 8 January 1925. Her husband’s occupation is listed as a barrister at law. Her father’s occupation was listed as Chief Accountant Irish Land Commission.
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