Throughout marriage registers for Moycullen, I find some lines where instead of a marriage, the entry is something like:
"Cert to Roger Mulkeran... Ballinahally"
Can anyone explain what this is about?
This snippet has shows 3 examples:
Is the first word contracto or some other similar Latin meaning a marriage was contracted between the two parties concerned?
The items seem to have a price. Could it be a certificate that the priest has checked the register to make sure X was not married already, or X had been baptised?
Could the OP provide a link to the source please?
Earnest, I've a feeling you're right. Usually, when a couple from different parishes would get married, it would be in the bride's parish. So maybe the prospective husband needed a cert from this home parish to say he was free to marry.
Notice that in each case here, the cert is given with a mans name.