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John and Elizabeth Flynn

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Audrey Report 11 Nov 2012 07:03

Hi, can anyone help with John & Elizabeth Flynn. found them on the 1881 census. On the census it only states they are from Ireland, so I need to know where abouts in Ireland. John has a birthdate of 1828 and Elizabeth 1833. There was also a daughter (my late great grandmother) 1856 and a son, Thomas 1873, both also born in Ireland. They were living in Salford at the time. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Audrey


K Report 11 Nov 2012 07:21

1881 for reference

FLYN, John Head Married M 53 1828 Flax Dresser
Ireland VIEW
FLYN, Elizabeth Wife Married F 48 1833
Ireland VIEW
FLYN, Margaret Daughter Married F 25 1856 Factory Hand (Cm)
Ireland VIEW
FLYN, Thomas Son Single M 8 1873 Scholar
Ireland VIEW
ANDREWS, John Son In Law Married M 26 1855 Dyer
Salford, Lancashire VIEW
MC NAMEE, William Nephew Single M 19 1862 Moulder (Iron)
Ireland VIEW
HARTE, John Boarder Single M 21 1860 Tailor
Ireland VIEW

Piece: 3961

Folio: 76

Page: 6

Registration District: Salford

Civil Parish: Salford

Municipal Borough:

Address: 61, Silk St, Salford

County: Lancashire


Astra Report 11 Nov 2012 07:29

So Margaret Flynn is actually Margaret Andrews

Marriages Mar 1880 (>99%)
>>Andrews John Salford 8d 155
>>Flynn Margaret Salford 8d 155
HALSEY Mary Frances Salford 8d 155
Kirby Mary Ann Salford 8d 155
STOCKDALE Pearson Salford 8d 155


K Report 11 Nov 2012 07:39

1891 Poss but doesn't help with birthplace

ANDREWS, John Head Married M 38 1853 Dyer
Ireland VIEW
ANDREWS, Margaret Wife Married F 35 1856
Salford, Lancashire VIEW
ANDREWS, Lizzie Daughter Single F 10 1881 Scholar
Salford, Lancashire VIEW

Piece: 3219

Folio: 71

Page: 30

Registration District: Salford

Civil Parish: Salford

Municipal Borough: Salford

Address: 5, Butterworths Court, Sharratt Street, Salford

County: Lancashire


Audrey Report 12 Nov 2012 07:52

Thanks everyone. I have all the above information and this is the right family. I just want to find the birth place of the Flynn family. Or if someone would be kind enough to look up 1871 or earlier censuses to see if there's more detail on them.
that 1891 census they got the birthplaces wrong, John was born in Salford and Margaret in Ireland

Thanks Audrey


Flip Report 12 Nov 2012 08:41

They are unlikely to show on 1871 if the 1881 census gives the correct birth place for Thomas c1873 Ireland.


Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 09:34

Try looking for info on the IGI

But, with such common names, you may struggle

To give some idea, the Irish Civil Registration index on Ancestry has 22 births for Thomas Flynn in 1873 and the same number in 1872


Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 12:01

10 marriages on the Irish Civil index for John Flynn between 1850 and 1856


Audrey Report 21 Nov 2012 08:09

Can anyone look up the Irish Civil index and see, if by any miracle, there's a John Flynn that married an Elizabeth. And that there's only one! Don't have her maiden name. I've tried the IGI without success. Both Margaret and Thomas the children of the marriage were both born in Ireland before the family moved to UK if the records are correct! Audrey