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Kilmore village

This is my research for the surname FLYNN

from the Dromara & Ballynahinch areas

Background to Surname: FLYNN from ĎSurnames of Irelandí- Mathieson- based on 1890 census figures

It is the Anglicised form of the Irish Oí Floinn, a descendant of Flann meaning reddish or ruddy. In the 1890 census there were 23 FLYNN families in Ulster but they were mainly in Cork, Waterford, Roscommon, Leitrim and Cavan.

Graveyard Inscriptions:

Teconnaught Catholic Church Graveyard:

*Stephen Flynn- Raleagh d. 3 Jun 1961

*wife Ellen d. 13 Aug 1967

*son James d. 8 May 1986

Ballynahinch Catholic Church Graveyard:

*Kate Flynn d. 13 May 1962 } sister and

*James Flynn d. 13 May 1967 } brother to Stephen

*Charles Hanvey d. 23 Dec 1978

*Mary Hanvey d. 7 May 1988

Catherine McNamara- wife of Stephen d. 10 Mar 1970

Magheradroll old graveyard:

James Flinn of Magheradroll who died 11th May 1820 aged 16 years

Loughinisland Catholic Parish registers- in PRONI (Hard to read because of the age of the register)

Baptisms:

  • Hugh, son of Charles, born 1806; sponsor was Alicia Jennings
  • Charles, son of Ned Flynn, born 29th Sep 1806. Sponsor was Robert Hazzard

(There were several Flynns per page of the register, and as time was short , I didnít transcribe any more.)

Marriages: (Only legible ones recorded)

  1. Cahill Flynn & Sarah Thomson- witnesses John Hanvey & James McClelland
  1. Arthur Flynn & ( unreadable)
  2. Ned Flynn & Catherine Rogan
  1. August 17th- Arch Flynn & Anne Roney

1816 Jan 19th Arthur Flynn & Bridgett Flynn, widow of Tom Smythe -the priest paid 5/-

1829 Feb 5th- John Flynn & Cecily Smyth, both of Dinnanew -priest paid 19/-

1830 May 4th Pat Flynn & Catherine Hanvey, daughter of John -priest paid £1

  1. Nov 9th- John Flynn ( son of Ned) & Ö..(unreadable) Brannigan -priest paid 15/-

Deaths: (only legible ones recorded)

  • 16 Mar 1816, death of Arch Flynn, son of James priest paid £2.2.0
  • 23 Jun 1821, death of Pat FLYNN, Waterloo, Seaforde. Whiskey & 19/- given to priest
  • 29 May 1826 death of James FLYNN of Dinnanew, £1.10.8 given to priest
  • 1837 death of Edward Flynn, £ 1.0.5. given to priest
  • 1838, death of the widow of Hugh Flynn of Grange 12/8

Wills

1962 Catherine FLYNN of Ballylone, spinster died 13 May 1962 effect of £109.0.0 to James Flynn, farmer

James FLYNN of Ballylone, farmer died 13 May 1967 probate 4 Aug to James FLYNN & Stephen McNamara, farmers £9370.12.0

Birth Certificates:

James FLYNN born on 14 March 1843; Christened 14 Mar 1843 by Rev W. McMullan for 1/6, Catholic.

(f) Edward (Ned) FLYNN & (m)- Informant: Henry Rorke & S. Flynn

Ellen Maria FLYNN born 8 Feb 1915, registered Ballynahinch (f) Stephen FLYNN- farmer (m) Ellen FLYNN nee OíHARE

Spinning Wheel Premium of 1796

In 1796 men could apply for a Spinning Wheel Premium. The award gave the recipients 12 shillings: ten shillings and 10 pence per wheel. The award was judged by the trustees and is an indication of the farmerís economic situation. The Premium Entitlements Awardees Lists of the Trustees of the Linen and Hempen Manufacturers lists 52,641 entries for County Down and with 5236 wheels being granted the award rates.In the Loughinisland Parish were:-

Edward Flinn, James Flinn, Charles Flinn & Patrick Flinn
Also there was Roger Flinn from Killyleagh; Andrew Flinn from Kilcoo & John Flinn from Annacloan.

From Trevor Family Estate Papers for Dromara Parish

PRONI 182 D/778/716- 1 Nov 1822 Lease- Rose Flinn, farmer of Drin & Peter Flinn, farmer of Drinn

From "Loughinisland Church Bi-Centenary 1787-1987"

Flynns mentioned:-

Hugh Flynn of Dinnanew (near Clough) mentioned on 31st May 1828 as one who had confessions heard at his house.

Hugh Edward Flynn mentioned in a photo "The Men at the Stick"- this was a common meeting place in the evenings after Mass or work. Taken at the crossroads near the pub, 1920s.

Cecilia Flynn, born 6th December 1913 in Tareesh Lane (Sister Alban) took orders in 1942 and died 1973 (photo)

 

 

Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1838; below

These books were a list of the tithes paid by landholders to the Church of Ireland. This was an unpopular tax particularly with Catholics and Presbyterians.{ There werenít any FLYNNs in Co Down only FLINN.}

Name Parish Townland Year
James Flinn Dromara Derry
1828
Laughlin Flinn Dromara Burrin 1826 & 1828
Laughlin Flinn Dromara Edendariff 1826& 1828
Patrick Flinn Dromara Begney
1828
Loughlin Flinn Magheradrool Drumsnade
1834
Patrick Flinn Magheradrool Drumanis
1834
Hugh Flinn Magheradrool Magheradrolle
1834
John Flinn Magheradrool Magheradrolle
1834
Brian Flinn Loughinisland Drumaroad
1828
Charles Flinn Loughinisland Drumaroad
1828
Widow Flinn Loughinisland Drumaroad
1828
Daniel Flinn Loughinisland Artana
1828
Edward Flinn Loughinisland Artana
1828
Hugh Flinn Loughinisland Artana
1828
Hans. Flinn Loughinisland Tanaghmore
1828
Hugh Flinn Loughinisland Druminakelly
1828
Hugh Flinn Loughinisland Dinanew
1828
James Flinn Loughinisland Dinanew
1828
Michael Flinn Loughinisland Dunturk
1828
Daniel Flinn Loughinisland Knocksticken
1828
Cormick Flinn Kilmore Tyconnet
1833
Hugh Flinn Kilmore Tyconnet
1833
Patrick Flinn Kilmore Tyconnet
1833
Redmond Kilmore Tyconnet
1833
Mary Flinn Inch Ballygawley
1825
Mary Flinn Inch Ballygawley
1826
Pat Flinn Inch Ballynacraig
1825& 1826

 

Griffiths Valuation of Ireland 1863        
Townland Householder Lessor Description Rateable Value
Teconnaught Edward Flynn William B. Forde House, office & land- 8 acres £7.10.0
Teconnaught James Flynn William B. Forde House, office & land- 28 acres £21.5.0
Teconnaught Hugh Flynn William B. Forde House, office & land- 16 acres £11.0.0.
Ballylone Big *William Flynn Samuel Burns House 15/-
Ballylone Little *William Flynn Samuel Harrison House 10/-
Magheralone Sarah Flynn Arthur H.    
Montgomery House, office & land- 31 acres £29.10.0    
Drumaness Rose Flynn John Davidson House £1
Comber John Flynn Hans Russell House 15/-
Knockstricken Hugh Flynn John R. Allen House £1.15.0
Tanaghmore Edward Flynn William B. Forde House, Office & land- 15 acres £7.0.0.
         
Griffiths Valuation from CD series        
Head of house Parish
Townland 
   
John FLYNN Magheradrool Cumber    
Rose FLYNN Magheradrool Drumaness    
Sarah FLYNN Magheradrool Magheradrool    
William FLYNN Magheradrool Ballylone Big    
William FLYNN Magheradrool Ballylone Little    
Catherine FLYNN Down Ballymote Upper    
Hugh FLYNN Inch Ballynacraig    
Andrew FLYNN Inch Ballynacraig    
Edward FLYNN Kilmore Teconnaught    
Hugh FLYNN Kilmore Teconnaught    
James FLYNN Kilmore Teconnaught    
Edward FLYNN Loughinisland Tannaghmore    
Hugh FLYNN Loughinisland Dunnanew    
Hugh FLYNN Loughinisland Knockstricken    
James FLYNN Loughinisland Dunnanew    
Matthew FLYNN Loughinisland Drumaroad    
Michael FLYNN Loughinisland Drumaroad    
Patrick FLYNN Loughinisland Dunturk    

 

1901 Census of Loughinisland              
Name Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Where born
Cumber Townland              
Jane Mother-in-law Catholic Read & write 68 - Widow Co Down
Bernard McAvoy Head of house hold Catholic R & W 28 Labourer Married Co. Down
Mary McAvoy Wife Catholic R & W 29 Flax mill worker Married Co Down
Magheradroll Townland              
Daniel Servant of John Killin Catholic R & W 28 Farm labourer unmarried Co Down
Clontaghare Townland              
John Servant of John Killin Catholic R & W 28 Farm labourer unmarried Co Down
Teconnaught townland              
Cecily Head/owner
Catholic 
R & W 
55 
Farmer 
Widow 
Co Down 
Catherine Daughter Catholic R & W 27 dressmaker unmarried Co Down
Patrick Son Catholic R & W 24 Farmerís son unmarried Co Down
John Son Catholic R & W 20 Farm servant Unmarried Co Down
Maggie Daughter Catholic R & W 18 dressmaker Unmarried Co Down
Alice Daughter Catholic R & W 13 Scholar Unmarried Co Down
Mary Flynn Sister in law Catholic R & W 94 - Unmarried Co Down
also 
             
Felix Head/ owner
Catholic 
R & W 
64 
Farmer 
Unmarried 
Co Down 
Eliza Sister Catholic R & W 60 - Unmarried Co Down
Edmund Head/ owner
Catholic 
R & W 
45 
farmer 
Unmarried  Co Down 
Living with niece & nephew              
Annadorn Townland              
Dwelling owned by Patrick Burns              
Catherine A Head Catholic R & W 32 embroiderer Widow Co Down
Patrick Son Catholic R & W 6 Scholar - Co Down
Mary A Daughter Catholic - 4 - - Co Down
Maggie Daughter Catholic - 2 - - Co Down
Cassie Daughter Catholic - 1 - - Co Down
Lizzie Henvey Sister Catholic R & W 14 Scholar Unmarried Co Down
Dinnanew Townland- Clough              
Patrick Head/owner Catholic R & W 24 Farmer Unmarried Co Down
Mary Ann Sister Catholic R & W 22 - Unmarried Co Down
Charles              
James Brother Catholic R& w 21 - Unmarried Co Down
Ballylone Big Townland              
**James Head/ owner
Catholic 
R & W 
56 
Farmer 
Married 
Co Downv 
**Mary Wife Catholic R & W 49 Farmerís Wife
Married 
Co Down 
Sarah Daughter Catholic R & W 28 Farmerís daughter Unmarried Co Down
Hugh Son Catholic R & W 24 Farmerís son Unmarried Co Down
**Stephen Son Catholic R & W 22 Farmerís son Unmarried Co Down
Minnie Daughter Catholic R & W 20 Farmerís daughter Unmarried Co Down
Maggie Daughter Catholic R & W 18 Farmerís daughter Unmarried Co Down
Kate Daughter Catholic R & W 16 Farmerís daughter Unmarried Co Down
James Son Catholic R & W 12 Scholar - Co Down
John              
Brennan Servant Catholic R & W 20 Farm servant Unmarried Co Down
Ballylone Little Townland              
Owned by William Harrison              
William Head Catholic R & W 63 Egg merchant Married Co Down
Rose Wife Catholic R & W 60 - Married Co Down
William Son Catholic R & W 32 General Labourer
Widower 
Co Down 
Agnes Kearney Daughter Catholic R & W 34 - Married Co Down
William Kearney Grandson Catholic R & W 8 Scholar - Co Down
James Kearney Grandson Catholic R & W 7 Scholar - Co Down
Magheradroll Townland              
Hugh Head/ owner
Catholic 
R & W 
60 
Farmer 
Widower 
Co Down 
Hugh Son Catholic R & W 23 Farmerís Son Unmarried 
Co Downv 
Sarah Daughter Catholic R & W 29 Farmerís daughter Unmarried Co Down
Maggie Rush Daughter Catholic R & W 25 - Married Co Down
Mary Josephine Rush Grand-Daughter
Catholic 
Co Down 
Hugh Patrick Rush Grandson Catholic - 2 months - - Co Down

 

1911 Census        
For Magheradrool townland        
James FLYNN **;farm owner aged 70 farmer married 40 years Catholic
Mary FLYNNN aged 59 wife 10 chn born- 7 alive ď
Maggie FLYNN aged 26 daughter single ď
Kate FLYNN aged 24 daughter single ď
James FLYNN aged 22 farmerís son single ď
         
for Ballylone Little townland        
William FLYNN; farm owned by William Harrison aged 74 farm labourer widower Catholic

 

Civil BIRTH Registrations for Flinn & Flynn at Downpatrick Registry Office. This was the main registry office for the surrounding parishes.

Year 
Name  of child
Registration District Volume & Page number
1864 Flinn & Flynns too feint to read    
1865 Charles Flinn Downpatrick 1/508
1865 Margaret Jane Flinn Downpatrick 6/583
1865 Mary Jane Flinn Downpatrick 1/541
1865 William Flinn Downpatrick 6/558
1865 Patrick Flynn Dromore West 4/242
1866 Elizabeth Flinn Downpatrick 16/516
1866 Andrew Flinn Downpatrick 6/608
1866 Hugh Flynn Dromore West 4/270
1866 John Flynn Dromore West 1/554
1866 Patrick Flynn Dromore West 19/250
1866 Patrick Flynn Dromore West 4/266
1867 Charles Flinn Downpatrick 6/633
1867 Henry Flinn Downpatrick 6/641
1867 Mary Flinn Downpatrick 1/546
1867 Sarah Flinn Downpatrick 11/521
1867 Hugh Flynn Downpatrick 1/570
1867 James Flynn Dromore West 14/232
1867 John Flynn Downpatrick 11/521
1867 Joseph Flynn Downpatrick 6/625
1867 Nancy Flynn Downpatrick 1/570
1868 Lucinda Flinn Downpatrick 16/479
1868 Patrick Flinn Downpatrick 11/555 & 11/537
1868 Cathrine Flinn Downpatrick 11/519 & 6/600
1869 James Flinn Downpatrick 11/529 & 16/518
1869 Patrick Flinn Downpatrick 11/527
1869 Samuel Flinn Downpatrick 1/576
1869 James Flynn Downpatrick 16/545
1869 Margaret Jane Flynn Downpatrick 1/583
1869 Nancy Flynn Downpatrick 11/557
1870 Edward Flinn Downpatrick 16/533
1870 John Flinn Downpatrick 6/634 & 1/605
1870 Margaret Flinn Downpatrick 6/629
1870 Mary Flinn Downpatrick 16/525
1870 Thomas Flinn Downpatrick 1/598
1870 William Flinn Downpatrick 16/547
1870 Deborrah Flynn Downpatrick 1/613
1870 Mary Flynn Downpatrick 16/525 & 11/540
1871 Caroline Flinn Downpatrick 1/579
1871 Catherine Flynn Downpatrick 16/519
1871 Charles John Flinn Downpatrick 6/587
1871 Edward Thomas Flinn Downpatrick 6/604
1871 Elizabeth Flinn Downpatrick 1/575
1871 Hugh Flynn Downpatrick 1/599
1871 John Flynn Downpatrick 6/584
1871 John Flinn Downpatrick 16/507
1871 Margaret Ellen Flinn Downpatrick 1/575
1871 Mary Flinn Downpatrick 6/603
1871 Mary Anne Flinn Downpatrick 6/588
1871 Patrick Flynn Dromore West 9/236
1871 Sarah Flinn Downpatrick 6/582 & 1/571
1871 Thomas Flynn Dromore West 19/232
1871 William James Flinn Downpatrick 16/533
1872 Catherine Flynn Downpatrick 6/583
1872 Dennis Flinn Downpatrick 11/519
1872 John Flinn Downpatrick 1/590
1872 Mary Flinn Downpatrick 6/606
1872 Mary Ann Flinn Downpatrick 1/619
1872 Michael Flynn Dromore West 9/248
1872 Robert Flinn Downpatrick 16/546
1872 Robert Flynn Downpatrick 16/541
1873 Catherine Flinn Downpatrick 6/598
1873 Eliza Flynn Downpatrick 6/583
1873 Catherine Flynn Downpatrick 11/532
1873 Elizabeth Flinn Downpatrick 6/601 & 11/506
1873 James Flinn Downpatrick 6/593 & 16/502
1873 James Flynn Dromore West 4/265
1873 John Flinn Downpatrick 6/602
1873 Mary Flinn Downpatrick 11/512
1873 Rose Flinn Downpatrick 16/503
1873 William Flinn Downpatrick 6/593
1873 Eliza Flynn Downpatrick 11/532
1874 Bernard Flinn Downpatrick 11/637
1874 Fanny Flinn Downpatrick 1/554
1874 Rosey Flinn Downpatrick 6/574
1874 Sarah Flinn Downpatrick 6/594
1874 Patrick Flynn Downpatrick 6/572
1874 male child Flynn Downpatrick 6/689
1875 Felix Flinn Downpatrick 6/571
1875 Hugh Flinn Downpatrick 1/558 & 1/538 & 1/537
1875 Margaret Flinn Downpatrick 11/509 & 1/559
1875 Robert Flinn Downpatrick 11/528
1875 Samuel Flinn Downpatrick 6/583
1875 Martha Flynn Downpatrick 6/586
1875 Patrick Joseph Flynn Downpatrick 1/546
1875 Susannah Flynn Downpatrick 11/527
1875 female child Flynn Downpatrick 16/493
1876 Edward Flinn Downpatrick 1/590
1876 Elizabeth Flinn Downpatrick 1/572
1876 Henry Flinn Downpatrick 1/561
1876 James Flinn Downpatrick 1/569
1876 Patrick Flinn Downpatrick 11/531 & 11/513
1876 William Robert Flinn Downpatrick 6/585
1876 Henry Flynn Downpatrick 1/561
1876 Matilda Flynn Downpatrick 6/557
1877 Nathaniel Hunter Flynn Downpatrick 1/558
1877 male child Flynn Downpatrick 6/657
1877 female child Flynn Downpatrick 6/568
1877 Edward Flinn Downpatrick 11/509
1877 Hugh Flinn Downpatrick 11/509
1877 Margaret Flynn Downpatrick 6/581
1877 Stephen Flinn Downpatrick 1/543
1877 Stephen Flynn Downpatrick 21 February 1877
1880 1Q John Flynn Downpatrick  
1880 1Q Elizabeth Flynn Downpatrick  

Civil DEATH Registrations for Flynn in Downpatrick Registry Office

Year Name of deceased Age Registration District Volume # Page #
1908 1Q Felix Flynn 75 Downpatrick 1 492
1908 4Q Redmond Flynn 82 Downpatrick 1 351
1909 1Q Charles Flynn 38 Downpatrick 1 427
1909 2Q Daniel Flynn 72 Downpatrick 1 412
1909 4Q James Flynn
O
Downpatrick 1 395
1909 4Q Daniel Flynn 64 Downpatrick 1 401
1910 1Q Patrick Flynn 30 Downpatrick 1 437
1910 3Q James Flynn 38 Downpatrick 1 344
1910 3Q Michael Flynn 80 Downpatrick 1 335
1910 3Q Rose Flynn 55 Downpatrick 1 335
1911 1Q Edward Flynn - Downpatrick 1 389
1911 2Q Mary Flynn 63 Downpatrick 1 379
1911 4Q Edward Flynn 0 Downpatrick 1 367
1913 2Q Cecilia Ellen Flynn 3 Downpatrick 1 407
1913 3Q Hugh Joseph Flynn 4 Downpatrick 1 372
1913 3Q Mary Flynn 62 Downpatrick 1 353
1915 2Q Hugh Flynn 69 Downpatrick 1 394
1915 2Q Hugh Flynn 90 Downpatrick 1 415
1915 3Q Hugh Flynn 75 Downpatrick 1 307
1915 4Q Agnes Flynn 59 Downpatrick 1 379
1916 1Q Anne Flynn 72 Downpatrick 1 407
1916 1Q Rose Flynn 88 Downpatrick 1 403
1916 2Q Cecilia Flynn 70 Downpatrick 1 348
1917 1Q Alexander Flynn 24 Downpatrick 1 497
1918 1Q Elizabeth Flynn 70 Downpatrick 1 413
1919 1Q William Flynn 44 Downpatrick 1 516
1919 2Q John Flynn 1 Downpatrick 1 399
1919 2Q Mary Anne Flynn 33 Downpatrick 1 379
1919 2Q Charles Flynn 52 Downpatrick 1 383
1919 2Q Francis Flynn 67 Downpatrick 1 385
1920 4Q Henry Flynn 54 Downpatrick 1 340
1920 4Q Maggie Flynn 21 Downpatrick 1 334
1921 1Q Anne Flynn 84 Downpatrick 1 355
1921 1Q Patrick Flynn 74 Downpatrick 1 355
1921 3 Q Rose Flynn 89 Downpatrick 1 305
1921 4Q Mary Anne Flynn 38 Downpatrick 1 294

 

by Ros Davies