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12-02-2020, 09:50   #1
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O.K. after a name

See attached image from the Belfast Newsletter in 1879.

The bride's father is listed as "the late Mr E. Ure, Esq, O.K. of Dublin".

I have lots of info about this man (Ebenezer) and have posted about him before here but I've never seen OK after a name. I have the marriage record, etc for the couple in question and have traced the family forward.

Any ideas?
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12-02-2020, 12:51   #2
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Ebenezer Ure was a paymaster in the civil service, based in Dublin castle, according to Hester's baptism [actually a junior clerk in the office in the post office directory 1858].

I see he served a term in prison for assaulting his wife & daughter in 1861 when he appears to have lost his good job.

The marriage announcement refers to the late Ebenezer although he is not recorded as deceased on the marriage certs & I can't find a death cert in Ireland.

He was a government servant on her sister's Helena's baptism in 1859 & a government official in 1895 when she married.

Maybe O.K stands for something like 'Office of the Keeper of the State Records'? - that was located in Dublin castle; otherwise could he have emigrated to somewhere like 'Outer Kenya' or some such far flung place?

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Thanks for that. I actually have all this about him - he's a colourful character and with a name like that, he certainly pops out of the records. His death has eluded me for years but I've pinned it to the 1870s (wife died 1870 and is listed as married; and then the 2 daughters' marriages say he's dead by 1879).
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Colourful character indeed - my suspicion is he skipped the country after his sojourn in prison!
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In the Nenagh Guardian excerpt about the marriage, he's also described as 'C.E.'

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That could be a smudged C.E. in the first snip too.
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That could be a smudged C.E. in the first snip too.
Having looked at it I think that too. I've seen a few possibilities for CE - civil engineer, Church (of) England, and Christian Endeavour. Make of those what you will.
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Having looked at it I think that too. I've seen a few possibilities for CE - civil engineer, Church (of) England, and Christian Endeavour. Make of those what you will.
Oooh thanks for this. I will reconsider.
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CE is Chartered Engineer.
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Oh! I wonder if there's records for them.
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