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Descendants:Mary/May Flannagan(sp?)b.Newcastle1906

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Helen Report 11 Feb 2013 22:19

I'm trying to find descendant's of Mary Flannagan (spelling may vary). Mary was also known as May.

Her mother was Mary Ann Flannagan who married James Fleming after Mary's birth. Thomas and Mary went onto have a daughter Catherine Fleming.

I believe May may have a daughter called Amy, and Amy had a brother or husband called Freddie. (This is from a photo to Auntie Cath from Amy and Freddie - which I will happily copy to descendant's found).

It is difficult to find traces of May/Mary as I believe she was illegitimate and I believe she moved from the home town of Middlesbrough.

Any help appreciated



patchem Report 11 Feb 2013 22:56

Have you looked to see if anyone else on here has her in their tree?


brummiejan Report 11 Feb 2013 23:03

Do you have this - gives a few more names to search for:

1911 England Census
Name: Mary Flannighan
Age in 1911: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Relation to Head: Granddaughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Newcastle On Tyne
Civil parish: Stockton on Tees
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street Address: 19 Princess St Stockton On Tees
Occupation: Babry
Registration district: Stockton
Registration District Number: 544
Sub-registration district: Stockton

Catterine Flannaghan 63
Maryann Flannaghan 28
Cecilia Flannaghan 26
Agnes Flannaghan 24
Francis Flannaghan 23
Agnes Donnelly 7
Mary Flannighan 4


Helen Report 11 Feb 2013 23:48

Yes I have looked but no replies as yet. Yes that's the census I have where she is 4 yo with my Nana Agnes.

I've got a possible lead on a Fergusson marriage in 1932 but need to get certificates from Middlesbrough.


Reggie Report 11 Feb 2013 23:58

The easiest way to order a cert is do so online from the GRO


Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 00:01

Marriages Sep 1932 (>99%)
Fergusson William F Flannagan Middlesbro' 9d 1355
Flannagan Mary M Fergusson Middlesbro' 9d 1355

No second name - IF this is her birth

Births Mar 1907 (>99%)
FLANNIGAN Mary Newcastle T. 10b 65


Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 00:02

Have you tried looking for births for 'Amy' & 'Freddie'?


Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 00:08

Two likely offspring from the marriage you looked at - find them on freebmd


Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 00:11

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Mary M Fergusson
Birth Date: abt 1907
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1968
Age at Death: 61
Registration district: Pontefract
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2c
Page: 738

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: William F Fergusson
Birth Date: abt 1909
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1967
Age at Death: 58
Registration district: Upper Agbrigg
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2d
Page: 571


Helen Report 12 Feb 2013 07:20

Looking at births was the difficulty, but that's why I think the Fergusson might be the right direction. Their children were Elizabeth A and William F.

Thank you for the other info. I live near Ponte now so that's easier for me to check out


Lynski Report 12 Feb 2013 10:42

When you do send messages to possible connections under "Search all trees" I would suggest that you delete the automatic message about looking at their tree.

Most members will not open their trees to you until a connection has been established so just type your own message about who you are looking for.


Helen Report 12 Feb 2013 21:06

I usually personalise the message and put the person in common in the subject heading Lynski. Thank you.