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Mathew J Flood Kells Ireland

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Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 2 Apr 2021 20:08

Hi Team.

Im looking for a death for the above man Matthew J Flood
Born 1895/1898
He was in Kells, County Meath in 1932 when his son was born
and then walked out not long after on his wife and child.

He died around late 1970's early 1980's in the Kells area.



Mistycat Report 2 Apr 2021 20:44

Can’t see any records for Matthew J Flood,....

?? Wrong Matthew but I’ll leave them up for reference

Find A Grave
Name: Matthew Flood
Birth Date: 1897
Death Date: Dec 1979
Cemetery: St Patrick's RC Church - Drumalee
Burial or Cremation Place: Gannons Cross, County Cavan, Ireland
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Brigid Flood..........

No no.......wrong, Bridget Farrelly married Thomas Hyland

Name: Matthew Flood
Date of Registration: 1932, Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Kells, Ireland
Volume: 2
Page number: 409
FHL Film Number: 101576
Records on Page
Mary Newman
Patrick Gibbons
Matthew Flood
Thomas Hyland
Bridget Farrelly.........
Mary Bennett

Mathew Flood + Mary Newman ? There is a boy born 1932, Flood/Newman

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Apr 2021 20:47

1911 Irish census
First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Marital status Age Birth year Birth place
John Flood Head of Family Married 69 1842 Meath
Annie Flood Wife Married 50 1861 Meath
Jerome Flood Son Single 19 1892 Meath
Kathleen Flood Daughter Single 17 1894 Meath
Mathew Flood Son Single 13 1898 Meath
Joseph Flood Son Single 11 1900 Meath
Thomas Flood Son Single 9 1902 Meath
Frances Rose Flood Daughter Single 7 1904 Meath
Kevin Flood Son Single 6 1905 Meath


ArgyllGran Report 2 Apr 2021 22:53

Address at 1911 census above: 12 Balnagon Upper, Boherboy, Meath.

Birth of the Matthew in 1911:

Matthew Flood
in the Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958
Name: Matthew Flood
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1898
Registration District: Kells
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 2
Page: 717
FHL Film Number: 101067

Born 9 November 1898 at Balnagon.
Parents: John (a farmer) and Anne (nee Connaty)

But no middle name, so maybe not the one you're looking for.


Maddie Report 3 Apr 2021 11:37

there is a tree on ancestry but no date of death

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 3 Apr 2021 12:41

Thanks guys..

It was a bit of a mystery...

He disappeared from just after 1932 till his death in the late 1970's early 1980's and the family have no idea where he was.

Was hoping there were some names on the death record......


ArgyllGran Report 3 Apr 2021 13:15

Do you know what his middle name was?

We can't find any records for a Matthew J Flood - only people called Matthew Flood.
Even the trees on Ancestry (which are for the man for whom we've posted records) don't mention a middle name.

One tree gives an address of 7 Pound Street, Ballaghadarean, Co Rosscommon - but with no indication of when he lived there, or where the info has come from.
Is that his last known address? and if so, when? 1932?

How do you know he died in the Kells area if you don't have the death cert?


ArgyllGran Report 3 Apr 2021 13:32

Posting just because of the name and year of death, and location-

I don't suppose this is him ??? DOB unknown

Rev M. J. Flood
in the UK and Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300s-Current
Name: Rev M. J. Flood
Death Date: 9 Sep 1972
Cemetery: Dunderry Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland

Note added on Findagrave:
Parish Priest of Dunderry, Robinstown and Kilbride 1941-1972.

According to this - Very Rev - not just Rev -

But again, none of the trees on Ancestry mention a middle initial .

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 3 Apr 2021 15:53


The marriage cert has his name as Matthew Flood

but the signature says Matthew J Flood

When he passed away the family were asked could he be buried with his wife, Mary
(the one he had left many years previously)
however whoever this person was got told NO..
so we know he died in the areaish.

I will have a look at the above link as well

It will probably always be a family mystery where he was...


Mistycat Report 3 Apr 2021 16:09

Do any of the family recollect who asked if Matthew could be buried with Mary, sounds unlikely he had a second family, unless he deserted them could have been his dying wish told to a priest, solicitor’ve probably explored all these possibilities though?

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 3 Apr 2021 16:23

Hi Mistycat

He did marry Mary Newman... I have their marriage cert.
(thats where the J turns up in his name)

One son Michael Flood born 1932....
then just after Michael was born up and left never to be seen again.

My friend (who's family this is) remembers it happening but not who asked, that's how we have worked out that he passed away late 70's early 80's.