- Born: About 1903
- Marriage (1): McGONIGLE, Joseph Scottish Bantam Weight Boxing Champion on 7 October 1921 in 21 Campbell Street, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Sarah married Joseph McGONIGLE Scottish Bantam Weight Boxing Champion, son of John McGONIGLE and Williamina RUSSELL, on 7 October 1921 in 21 Campbell Street, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland. (Joseph McGONIGLE Scottish Bantam Weight Boxing Champion was born 29 February 1904 at 1.00 pm in 44a Roberts Street, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland.)
The marriage between Joseph and Sarah took place by declaration and in the pesence of two witnesses, Charles Muir, coalminer, and Christina Marshall or Muir.
Joseph McGonigle was a coalminer aged 17 years. He was unmarried and lived at 90 Gold's Land, Cambusnethan. His parents were both alive.
Sarah Muir was an unmarried woman of 18 years who worked as a domestic sevant. her address was noted as 39 Lamb Street Hamilton. Her mother and father were deceased.
The warrant of Sheriff Substitute of Lanarkshire was dated 8 October 1921. The marriage was registered at Wishaw on 10 October 1921, Thomas Steele being the signing registrar.
"Irregular" marriages in Scotland were those which were not performed by clergy or, later, by a registrar. An irregular marriage was still a marriage in civil law. One of the usual forms was marriage by declaration in front of witnesses in which no minister was involved. After the introduction of civil registration in 1855 it was necessary for the couple to obtain a warrant from the local sheriff to register the marriage.