If James & Harriott married in Ireland, it wasn't by a Justice of the Peace. They have never been able to marry people in Ireland. In 1830 there were no civil marriages. (They started in 1845). In 1830 the only way to be married was by a clergyman. Probably Church of Ireland in this case, I suspect. There should have been 2 witnesses for it to be valid.
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Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘Friday 28th February 2020, 02:50PM
Fee & McVitty appear among the Church of Ireland families in Co Longford. The Fee's were a prominent business family in Longford town in the mid to late 1800s into the early 1900s running several manufacturing enterprises among them a brickworks & carriage makers. They were often associated with the Methodist Church & are remembered today in the area known as Fee Court. There are several graves at St Johns Church noting Fee's who lived at Crieve, Killoe, Co Longford. McVitty ocurs in Ballinalee in more recent times but it is a name that appears in the history of Longford strongly associated with the name Beatty in times past.
johncfarrell, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘Thursday 2nd April 2020, 09:29PM
McDowell is a frequent name in Newtownforbes (Church of Ireland Parish of Clongish) with 5 graves at St Pauls Church, Newtownforbes. Strong association with the townland of Gurteenorna were the family farmed for several generations. This might suggest that Harriet Fee may have been visiting McDowell cousins if she did not live in the area.
johncfarrell, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘Thursday 2nd April 2020, 09:36PM
My great grandmother was Margert Phee, the daugher of James,1813 & granddaugher of Samuel Phee b. 1779 m. to Eleanor McDowell [maybe Ellen]
They had: James b. 1813 m. Mary Harris
So Harriot could have been one of their siblings, being around the same age. I may not have all of the siblings names.
My Great Grandmother m. George McFarlane, They lived in Lanark county, Ontario
I am not sure when Margaret came to Canada, with her family or on her own.
LeprechanSaturday 27th February 2021, 04:12PM