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Scottish Malarkeys

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Re: Scottish Malarkeys

john mcrae (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jul 2006 4:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Joyce,
Thanks for the reply
I think the same problems occured in Scotland before 1879 when compulsory education was introduced, and names took on some weird and wonderful spellings. So far for Ann Malarky I also have Milarkey and Millarky, but the favourite now seems to be McLarky. This might be the Scottish connection with Mc and Mac as clan names, but it has turned up for Ann and this has lead me to her parents. Her father is also listed as McLarky (Denis) although still no location in Scotland or Ireland for either of them being born. Her mother was Elizabeth Anderson which does not lead me much further because I would imagine that this is a common surname both sides of the Irish Sea. Most of Ann's certificates relate to either central Glasgow or to the 'Celtic end' of the city, and her marriages were to a Patrick Gallacher and to a John McCready (both weddings in Glasgow) which both have Irish catholic sounds to them (this is a guess from an east coast protestant point and could be completely wrong). My local research expert thought that the Millarky family may have been part of the Irish travelling people, and this would fit because her first husband was a cattle drover. He suggested Sligo and Mayo might be a good place to start looking but so far no luck. He also thought of a catholic background because of the number of Millarky's who were involved in voluntary or forced expatriation to Australia in the 1800's. I haven't found any census data in Scotland so far but I have family in Glasgow and will try to get some time in their local library to look up what they have in the future.
Hope your own links turn up soon
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
malarkey1 10 Apr 2002 7:47PM GMT 
john 21 Mar 2006 12:05AM GMT 
Ray Kerr from Regina,Saskatchewan.Canada 15 May 2006 3:36AM GMT 
johnmcrae 19 May 2006 1:34PM GMT 
Raymond Kerr 21 May 2006 9:05PM GMT 
joyce_malarke... 30 Jun 2006 2:11PM GMT 
john mcrae 4 Jul 2006 10:11PM GMT 
mulrineonline 22 Feb 2012 2:43PM GMT 
joyce_malarke... 23 Feb 2012 11:10PM GMT 
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