The final section is deaths. This section is very unclear. I could only make out 6 possible people who might be related to my family tree. I see an entry for Catherine Shaffrey of Dunsikin (last word is very hard to read) on 12 Jan 1841. On 7 Nov 1847, John Maxwell of Shancarnan passed away. In Jan 1850, Philip Shaffrey of Druminsiken passed away. In Oct 1857, Phil Shaffrey of Rathburn passed away. On 15 Jun 1860, John Shaffry of Carickgar (rather illegible) passed away. On January 18 or 28, 1872, Peter Shaffrey of Dryralla (illegible) passed.
One could hope that the parents' names or other information would be indicated with the deaths but that is not the case for deaths. The only indicator of use besides the name and date of death is the location of where they lived. In some cases, the location is illegible. I made an attempt to transcribe the locations.
My spreadsheet is now as complete as I can make it. I have my transcribed raw data preserved and saved as read-only. I can copy this data to another spreadsheet to sort the information. The data needs some finessing, however. I will probably get to that next.
For now, the data contains 17 marriages, 1 profession of faith (convert), 63 baptisms, and 6 deaths. The data includes Maxwells and Shaffreys where they appear as the primary person for the life event or as a sponsor/witness, and in the case of baptisms, as the parent.
I was hopeful for more but I have this. I can probably pick out two to three distinct families fairly easily including my own Maxwell family unit headed by Joseph and Judy "Shaffrey" Maxwell.
Gleaning more information from this data may be challenging. Like I said, it needs finessing. Any instance of the Shaffrey name needs a standardized agreed upon spelling rather than the variations (Shaffrey, Shaffy, Shaffry, Shaffery). I will need to run through the entire batch of data and convert the spelling. My choice is Shaffrey for the spelling. First names also need some help along with locations. I will get to that.
Basic Shaffrey Life Event Data:
Drawing some quick conclusions is possible. I clearly found my Shaffreys. I found my 3rd great grandfather, Joseph Patrick Maxwell, as being from Shancarnan. That location rings true even today for the Shaffrey name but the Maxwells do not seem to truly orignate from there. It seems as though Joseph's wife, Judy Shaffrey, has origins in Shancarnan. I spotted other Maxwells, but were they all Joseph and Judy's children? Bill Maxwell was clearly an adult in 1831 before Joseph and Judy were married and had children. I wonder if the John Maxwell who died on 7 Nov 1847 was a child or an adult. He was from Shancarnan.
Basic Maxwell Life Event Data:
|Maxwell||Bill||Profession of Faith||1831|
The 1834 marriage of Joseph Maxwell was to Judith Shaffrey.
I will hopefully be able to sort this data to filter out some answers. For now, I offer this basic version of the data in this public post. If anyone finds this, reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.