Michael Flynn, born in Galway in 1843. He was the brother of my great-great grandmother, Bridget Flynn
In September 2005 I made contact with Clare Whitehead who lives in Dorset, whose great great grandfather was Michael Flynn, an older brother of my own great great grandmother, Bridget Flynn. Michael is the 18 year old stamper listed in the record of the family in the 1861 cenus.
Clare told me that Michael was a jewellers stamper who lived in Smith Street before moving to Unett Street. He married Selina Lane in 1870 and they had children as follows:
William Patrick Flynn born 11th July 1871 and died on 22nd January 1875
Joseph George Worrall Flynn born 25th September 1873
Mabel Lousia Maria Worrall Flynn born 12th September 1875, died 15th June 1955, was a nun
Lilian Selina Worrall Flynn born 2nd May 1878, died 19th May 1931, never married.
Theresa Maude Mary Worrall Flynn born 9th September 1879, moved to America, probably 1 child from marriage, but no grandchildren that we are aware of.
Beatrice Alice Gertrude Worrall Flynn born 4th May 1881, died 26th June 1883
Marion Agnes Elsie Worrall Flynn born 25th December 1885 died 10th January 1976, never married
All the children were baptised at St Chads and Clare’s father has a wonderful old handwritten document certifying this and giving all their dates and times of birth.
Of the children listed above, Joseph Flynn was Clare’s great grandfather, he was a jewellers engraver and he married Edith Elizabeth Rooke on the 7th October 1905 and they had 2 children:
Bernard William Flynn (Clare’s Grandfather) born 9th October 1908 and Mable born 28th February 1910. Mable became a nun.
Bernard Flynn married Marjorie Randle – they lived in Sutton Coldfield and had 3 children:
Sheila Mary Flynn b 16 10 1939
David William Flynn b 30 9 1946
Kenneth Randle Flynn b 13 12 1947
David is Clare’s father, he married Susan Mary Greig in 1970, and they had four children:
Clare Elisabeth b 1973, m Julian Whitehead 1997, 2 children – Anna Chloe (1999) and Megan Elisabeth(2003)
Ruth Jennifer b 1976 m Michael Matthews 2000, 1 son – Oliver Jacob (2004)
Rachel Mary b 1978 – getting married next summer (2006)
Kate Isobel b 1981
Selina Lane married Michael Flynn in 1870. Michael was a jeweller’s stamper. The couple were the great-great grandparents of fellow researcher Clare Whitehead of Dorset