MISSING MAROWN MARRIAGES
FROM THE BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS
(Acknowledgement to Manx National Heritage Library)
|The Marown parish register which
has survived contains no marriages before late 1799.
Marown, being the central parish of the Island, might be
expected to have a wide variety of parishioners from all
the surrounding parishes being married in its parish
church. In the 1970's, I transcribed details of around
220 marriages, involving around 440 individuals out of
the Bishop's Transcripts. This goes some way to filling
up the gap caused by the late start of the marriage
register. There are still gaps because of the uneven
survival of the B.T's.
The following major gaps still remain:
Please note as follows: 1. The entries have NOT YET BEEN CHECKED AGAINST THE ORIGINAL B.T.'S 2. Some of the spellings of surnames are very corrupt in the originals. 3. The dates have been altered to the New Style e.g. 20th March 1739/40 appears as 20 Mar 1740. 4. Where no parish is given for bride or groom, it is taken to be Marown. 5. Cross references to the obvious modern names are provided as a pointer. 6. Christian names have been standardised and expanded e.g. Jon to John etc.
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