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(About 1815-)


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1. MARSHALL, Sarah


  • Born: About 1815
  • Marriage (1): MARSHALL, Sarah in 1842 in St Margaret's RC Chapel, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 2

   Other names for John were McANAIRINE, John,3 McANARNAY, John,4 McANINY, John,5 McIMERY, John 5 and McINERY, John.5

  General Notes:

In the marriage certificate of his daughter, Mary, in 1861 John was recorded as deceased, and John's occupation was noted as coal miner.

When Sarah McAnairine (sic) died in 1891 her death certificate recorded her "married to John McAnairine Drainer".

Note: the fact that the Registrar noted Sarah as "married to" and not "widow of" suggests, according to normal practice in Scottish death certificates that her husband survived her. This creates an anomaly since Sarah was, in earlier census records, recorded as a widow. It may be that John did die before 1851 and the death certificate phrase was an error; or it may be that the couple separated or John deserted the family, John's whereabouts were in any case unknown, and his daughter Mary, the informant, could not answer to the Registrar for certain that her father was dead. 3 5 6

  Research Notes:


It may or may not be relevant to this family that a child named Mary Ann McAnarney was born on 16 July 1861 in Ayr, parents John McAnarney and Mary Campbell. No marriage has been found for the couple, but they do appear in the 1861 census for St Quivox parish Ayrshire with a son John, aged 2 years, born in Ireland. A man called John Campbell was a boarder with them. The father John McAnarney was born in Ireland, but recorded as only 30 years of age. He and Mary McAnarney are both noted as aged 30 years, so it is just possible the ages are a guess and not necessarily entirely accurate.

There are other McAnarneys, McInerneys, Mcnarnies and other variants to be found through the Ayrshire documents as well as in many other areas of Scotland and England. 7

John married Sarah MARSHALL, daughter of Robert MARSHALL and Agnes LOGAN, in 1842 in St Margaret's RC Chapel, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 2 (Sarah MARSHALL was born on 24 January 1814 in Kilmarnock Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland 5 and died 10 March 1891 at 6.10 am in 24 High Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland 3.). The cause of her death was cancer of the gullet over 6 months.

  Marriage Notes:

Roman Catholic Records
St Margaret's RC Parish Airdrie Lanarkshire

Jno McAnarney
Sarah Marshal
John McAnarney and Sarah Marshal were married by me according to the rites of the Church and regular proclamation of Banns on (blank) day of (blank) 1842 in presence of Hugh Kelly and Eliza Brooks (signed) Alexr Smith"

Note: The IGI gives the date of this marriage variously as 23 and 25 October 1842, which may be the banns of marriage since the marriage itself took place in New Monkland parish and this date is listed for Bothwell parish. Also a misreading may be part cause of the discrepancy of date as there is a discrepancy of name spelling too. 1 2 5


1 Roman Catholic Church, Marriages St Margaret's Chapel Airdrie 1842-1857.

2 Roman Catholic Church, St Margaret's RC Parish Airdrie Lanarkshire Marriages.

3 GRO Scotland, Kilmarnock Ayrshire Deaths 1891.

4 Roman Catholic Church, St Margaret's RC Parish Airdrie Lanarkshire Baptisms.


6 Internet Site,

7 GRO, St Quivox Ayrshire; ED: 29; Page: 32.

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