Author Topic: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?  (Read 950 times)

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A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« on: Monday 14 August 17 23:41 BST (UK) »
Wed Margaret Fagan in Athboy, 25 Oct 1849.
Daughter Maria baptised 7 Oct 1851 in Delvin.
13 years later, daughter Margaret born in Kells, 26 Sep 1864.
3 years later, son Michael baptised 30 Aug 1867 in Multyfarnham.

Wife Margaret, widow, Postmistress in Ballinalack, 1901.

Athboy, Delvin, Kells, Multy. But, a gap of 13 years...?

His granddaughter, now deceased, attested to the kinship of the three children.
Any ideas?
Kane, Cleary, Kennedy, Flynn,

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Re: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 00:22 BST (UK) »
He was a Constable.  Michael's birth cert is here:

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-search.jsp

MICHAEL FLYNN
Date of Birth   1867
Group Registration ID   7379421
SR District/Reg Area   Mullingar

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Re: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 06:25 BST (UK) »
Debra,

Thank you so much for that work. I was unaware of that web site. You're great.
Gerry.
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Re: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 07:19 BST (UK) »
James Flynn born 1st Sep 1864 Ballinalack to John Flynn,police constable, and Margaret Fagan
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1864/03604/2329462.pdf

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Re: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 07:23 BST (UK) »
Daithi,
Thank you so much. I never even knew of his existence. John Flynn was my grandmothers grandfather!
Gerry.
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Re: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 08:31 BST (UK) »
Dates don't make sense?

... 13 years later, daughter Margaret born in Kells, 26 Sep 1864.
... His granddaughter, now deceased, attested to the kinship of the three children.

then
James Flynn born 1st Sep 1864 Ballinalack to John Flynn,police constable, and Margaret Fagan
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1864/03604/2329462.pdf

Hardly likely that same woman gave birth to a son on 1st September then a daughter 25 days later  :o
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Re: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 08:41 BST (UK) »
Yes I noted that. A lot more research to be done. I need to get know the web site. Those records are extraordinarily clear. Is it possible to do a generic search on it?
Gerry
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Re: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 08:46 BST (UK) »
The information I had was that John Flynn wed Margaret Fagan in Athboy in 1849, and that my grandmother's mother was born of their union in 1851. I'll have to revisit all that. Could be a different couple.

Ballinalack is the one certainty. Margaret Flynn, widow, was Postmistress there, aged 78, in the 1901 census. I know for certain she was my grandmother's grandmother. So, with John as Constable in the same small village, the search must begin there.
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Re: A conundrum: What did John Flynnn work at?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 08:47 BST (UK) »
Yes I noted that. A lot more research to be done. I need to get know the web site. Those records are extraordinarily clear. Is it possible to do a generic search on it?
Gerry

Not sure what you mean by 'generic.' You can search by just surname (and use wildcards), first name, dates, registration district, etc. For that period you will not be able to search for just father's and mother's surnames to find children.
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