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Looking for information on the Flynn family thought to be from Tralee or surrounds, particularly Mary Flynn born around 1860.  Mary was the first wife of my great-grandfather Patrick Dillon who she married in 1894 in London; they quickly returned to Kerry for the birth of their first child.

Mary's husband Patrick was a "horse-trainer" and his short biography has been submitted here.  Mary's father Patrick Flynn was also a "horse-trainer" according to their marriage certificate.  Mary died shortly after the birth of her third child George.  I think I have a death register record but I cannot find any evidence of a burial.  I would really appreciate any information as I am attempting to write a family history and Mary is a vital part.

kate dillon

Thursday 1st Sep 2022, 07:06AM

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  • Kate:

    I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and located a January 15 1860 baptism (born January 9) for a Mary Flynn with father Patrick and mother Catherine Griffin. The RC parish was Ardfert which is just to the northwest of Tralee parish. They lived in Ballinvoher which is a townland in the civil parish of Ardfert. I did not locate any baptismal records for siblings.I also did not find a marriage record.

    Roger McDonnell


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 1st Sep 2022, 02:08PM
  • Thank you so much, the find is entirely logical and one I will attempt to follow up on.  Strangely the Griffin family feature in the family of Patrick Dillon's second marriage.  Perhaps it is not so strange considering the period and the fact the families appear to entwine on many occasions.


    Thank you again.  

    kate dillon

    Tuesday 20th Sep 2022, 11:08AM
  • I am curious who are your Dillon (Dillane) lineage, or family tree. We are connected with John Dillon who married Ellen Cussen, they came to Hibbert Township, Ontario Canada. We are in the making of our family book from John to our last baby born. So now we are trying to find the information on John and Ellen's lineage. It's always a pleasure to connect. Marcel Dillon, Hearst, Ontario, Canada


    Marcel Dillon

    Sunday 20th Nov 2022, 09:44PM

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