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04/04/2011 12:56 am
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Winters & Burns
My great great grandparents, Mary Winters and John Burns, were Belfast Catholics. They seem to me to be Protestant names, however. Mary's parents were Henry Winters and (someone) Taggart. No Gaelic names there. John's parents were (supposedly) Hugh Burns and Jane Scott. These are also supposedly totally Catholic families. Were conversions common? And was it just as common to have Catholic families whose surnames all reflected English and Scottish heritage?

Can anyone please shed some light on the nature and frequency of mixed marriage in 19th C Belfast?
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