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Archibald Black m. Maria Black 5 May 1846


Below is a marriage for the Catholic Parish of Rathlin Island recorded in the Parish Register for the adjacent Parish of Culfeightrin. Marriages for Rathlin Island are generally not available before 1857.


The entry for “Marriages for Rathlin 1846” recorded in Culfeightrin is at:


The entry from the parish register has been transcribed verbatim but the name has also standardized in editorial comments with the intent of yielding better search results. Refinements and additional information will be welcomed by Perry Streeter ( Perry is a great-great-grandson of Daniel and Sarah (Stewart) Brown of Armoy and was thrilled to discover their 8 April 1845 marriage in a list of “Ardmoy Marriages” on the preceding page.


5 May 1846: Archy Black [Archibald Black] & Maria Black


Links of Potential Interest


“… Archibald Black, left Rathlin in the 1840’s during the Great Famine and traveled to Pembroke, Maine, joining other Rathlin Islanders who had emigrated before him…”


“A trip to the Roman Catholic graveyard in West Lubec confirmed that many of the deceased had been natives of Rathlin Island: John McQuiag, Alexander Black, Archibald Black, Elizabeth Black, Daniel McKinley, John Craig, Neal Black, Ann McQuaig, Daniel McCurdy, Alexander Horan, John Horan, Archibald Horan, James McCurdy, Neil McCurdy and Jane McCurdy.”



Thursday 29th November 2018, 05:01PM