yaledo Registered User
#1

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?


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Hermy Registered User
#2

Is the first word contracto or some other similar Latin meaning a marriage was contracted between the two parties concerned?

Earnest Registered User
#3

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?

Hermy Registered User
#4

Could the OP provide a link to the source please?

yaledo Registered User
#5

Hermy said:
Could the OP provide a link to the source please?


Certainly: https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000634193#page/130

Earnest
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?


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.

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