Irish in Spain (VI): Goold of Dublin marries, in Galicia, Halloran of Kerry

On 12 May 1776 at the Parish of the Esteiro Shipyard near Ferrol in Galicia, Fr. Mardin de Haset, an Augustinian, and then chaplain of the Ultonia Regiment, married Don Diego Goold to Doña Ursula Haluran. Presumably the standard form for these names would have been Gould and Halloran. In any event, the groom was a son of Edmund Goold and Frances Anne O’Reardon, both of Dublin: the bride’s parents, Maurice Haluran (Maurice O’Halloran?) and Anne Fitzgerald, both deceased, are stated to have been residents of County Kerry, but their town is given as ‘Villa de Palacio’, and I cannot venture a guess as to what was intended by this – it literally translates to ‘town of Palace’ or ‘Palacetown. The witnesses were Don Timoteo O’Scanlon and Don Luis O’Brien.

SOURCE: Parroquia de los Reales Astilleros de Esteiro, Matrimonios 1768-1778, Archivo del Museo Naval, Madrid, AMN 1391-16, P. 186 verso