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Hill / Rogers marriage on 29 November 1808 at Downderry Church

Hello, Is the Downderry Church the same as Dunderrow?  Hoping for some help to determine if a parish marriage record [Church of Ireland] is in existance for my 4X Great Grandparent's marriage in the Downderry Church in 1808. I have newspaper marriage notices fortunately, and info from Lieut Hill's army service record, but to locate their parish marriage record would be a wow moment.

See attached newspaper notice of marriage announcement, the last one on the list. Lieutenant Boyle Hill married Eliza Rogers, of Kinsale, on 20 December 1808 at Downderry Church, 

Eliza's parents were Philip Rogers and Charlotte Hutchinson. I have been unable to find much about Philip Rogers, of Kinsale presumably. Boyle Hill's parents were Vesey Hill and Harriet Travers. 

Thanks for any assistance.

Sharon

 

Sharon

Sunday 25th October 2020, 07:30AM

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  • Hi  Sharon,

     

    Downderry church is in East Cornwall, not in Ireland. so, I believe you need to look in the English records for your ancestors marriage record.

    Good luck in your search.

    Geraldine

    Geraldine Powell

    Thursday 29th October 2020, 03:53PM
  • Hi Geraldine,

    THanks for your reply. Well that's interesting, you're quite right. I would be most surprised if this marriage was in Cornwall, so maybe there's a mistake in the spelling and it's not actually 'Downderry'. 

    Wherever the 'Downderry' church is, this couple were married in the Diocese of Cork and Ross, County Cork, by licence.

    So maybe it was actually the Dunderrow Church where this marriage was. 

    Sharon

     

     

     

     

    Sharon

    Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 10:25AM
  • Sharon,

    I 've done some more investigating and i believe that you are correct. It was probably Dunderrow near Kinsale. I have attached some files I found in Family Search and a URL for a list of C of I parishes. 

    If you look up Dunderrow they say they have some marriages online but I could not find your ancestors. If you can visit the office in Dublin where they are trying to put together the Cof I records maybe they can help.

     

    Geraldine

    Geraldine Powell

    Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 11:06PM

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  • Many thanks Geraldine, your time and interest in looking into this query and attaching the relevant files is much appreicated.  

    It does seem as though Dunderrow C of I parish marriage records are available in Dublin, which gives me hope that the record I am seeking does exist. But unfortunately not online, only in the library in Dublin, as you said. There is much I can access online here in Australia, but unfortunately not C of I records in Dublin. 

    Sharon

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sharon

    Thursday 5th November 2020, 10:23AM
  • Geraldine, 

    It's handy the newspaper marriage notice states that it was Rev. John Griffith who married my 4XGreat grandparents.

    I've had some fun cross checking in newspapers to see what I could find on Rev. John Griffith.

    After locating his death notice, it turns out he was indeed the curate of Downderry parish for 28 years. I now have all the confirmation needed that this marriage took place in the Downderry parish.

    However the dear man died suddenly, after coming out of Dunderrow Church on Sunday, on 11 April 1824. He was only 57 years old. [Westmeath Journal, 22 April 1824 p.3 Deaths]

    So the Rev. was about 42 years old when he married Boyle Hill and Eliza Rogers, and passed away 16 years later. Nice to be able to round out the story of this marriage a little. All I need now is their 1808 Dunderrow parish marriage record. Working on that!

    I would attach the newspaper death notice but it's not giving me the option of attaching files for some reason.

    Sharon

    Sharon

    Saturday 7th November 2020, 11:41AM
  • Sharon,

    That is interesting. Did you read the whole column above their marriage notice? It is incredibly funny.

     

    Geraldine

     

     

    Geraldine Powell

    Saturday 7th November 2020, 11:27PM
  • Geraldine

    No I hadn't read the whole column. Glad you did & brought it to my attention. How funny is that! After a month's tedious courtship :-)

     

    Trying again to upload the poor Rev's newspaper death notice. Imagine the scene on the steps of Dunderrow Church that Sunday.

    Sharon

    Sharon

    Monday 9th November 2020, 11:12AM

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  • Sharon,

    Thanks for sending that. Yes. You have definitely proved that was the church in which they married.  If you could get someone to visit the library in Dublin on your behalf. I have attached the address info. below. 

    I would go for you but I live too far from Dublin. We are also in a lockdown at present for Covid.

    Good luck.

    Geraldine

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Tuesday 10th November 2020, 10:48AM

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