Frank Lynott aka Francis Lynott (1897-1964) was the maternal grandfather of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott (pictured above) whose Dublin lineage connects him to a number of parishes on both sides of the Liffey.
On August 5th 1923, Frank was living at 33 Thomas Street, Dublin when he married Sarah Finn (1899-?) of Great Bride Street.
In 1930, their youngest daughter Philomena Lynott (the mother of Phil Lynott) was born in the Liberties.
In 1934 the family moved to 85 Leighlin Road in Crumlin.
In 1947, Philomena (age 17) followed her sisters and brothers to Leeds, England. She was working as a nurse when her mother Sarah, age 51, had a 'late baby' Peter Lynott back in Crumlin.
In 1948, in Birmingham, Philomena met Phil Lynott's father, Cecil Parris (who emigrated from Georgetown, British Guiana in 1947).
Philip Parris Lynott (1949-1986) was born in England but at age 4 returned to Dublin.
His grandparents Sarah (nee Finn) & Frank Lynott raised him in Crumlin with Peter (just two years older than him) like a brother.
Frank Lynott was the son of Florence Emily McDermott (1864-1909) & John Francis Lynott (1852-1921) who was a clerk in DUI Co. As was the case for most inner-city Dubliners in rented tenements, they moved frequently. For this reason, their records turn up in a variety of civil parishes.
In 1888, they were residing at 6 George's Place (parish of St George) when their son Henry was born.
By the following year, they were in the parish of St Mary at Graham row, and at 5 Henrietta Street in 1895.
In 1897, when Frank was born, the family were living at Wellington Place (parish of St Mary).
By 1901, the Lynotts were living in Lower Rutland Street (parish of St George) Dublin 1.
In 1909, Florence died young (age 45) and her sister, Jane McDermott (b. 1869) moved in and helped raise the family
By 1911 the family were living in Gloucester Street Lower Dublin 8 (parish of St Thomas).
John Francis Lynott (1852-1921) Frank's father was the son of Charles Lynott from Ballina Co. Mayo (see comments below for more about Charles).
Got a LYNOTT in your family tree?
The Lynotts settled at an early period in Tirawley, Co. Mayo, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall) they were among several Cambro-Norman families who came to Ireland "Welshmen of Tyrawley" whoc
Lynott aka Lionóid son of Lionot (possibly a diminutive of Leonard, certainly from the same root, and meaning 'little lion.' Spelling variations include Lynot, Lynnott, Lynet or Lynett. They were quite numerous in the counties of Mayo, Donegal and Derry.
Have you by any chance looked further back with Charles Lynott, or could you advise how to? As a Lynott I am trying to see If there is a family link to Phil Lynotts family and mine.
Our family also came from.the Ballina area, more precisely Rathlacken near Killala.
I'd be interested to know if Charles Lynotts origins where similar.
Tuesday 20th December 2022 03:09PM
Dear Michael, if you would like to know if you are related to Phil Lynott, then
you need to work out where your families may intsect.
Charles and Mary Lynott had a son John Francis ( 1852-1921) and this
is Phil's direct line.
So, who is your ancestor that was born about 1852?
It would be important to have names and dates for your own direct line.
If you would like to post your email address, I will be happy to discuss.
Meanwhile happy Christmas!
Friday 23rd December 2022 04:38PM
Thank you for uour response. Yes I am trying to find that possible intersection. My email address is email@example.com I could send you what info we currently have
Saturday 24th December 2022 06:59AM
Michael, I hope you have received my email, sent before Christmas? Carmel
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 12:42PM
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