It was more than a possibility that they could be 2nd cousins rather than
1st cousins. I know of two such marriages in my lifetime. one of then was my
brother in law's brother married his 2nd cousin. The other one my brother's
best friend married his 2nd cousin. Also in my family tree there is a
marriage between 3rd cousins.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Barnes" <barnesdm(a)bigpond.net.au>
Sent: 30 June 2007 23:46
Subject: FER-GOLD Morrows & Armstrongs
I know many of the families in Fermanagh were 'clanny' but
common in early 1800s to marry a first cousin? Was this condoned by
the Church of Ireland? I have come across references where I think
researchers have presumed that spouses of similar surnames were
Margaret in Oz.
WILSON/HAMILTON/MILLER - Co. Tyrone - N.Ireland
MORROW/ARMSTRONG/JOHNSTON/CLINTON - Co. Fermanagh N. Irl.
ALLINGHAM - Co. Donegal, N. Ireland
BARNES/WHYBROW - Co.Cambridge, Norfolk England
DURHAM/WRIGHT - Aberdeen, Scotland
COLLINS/ALLEN/HOCKING - Co. Cornwall, England
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