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Fynan family of Co. Sligo, Ireland

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Re: Fynan family of Co. Sligo, Ireland

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 7:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Finan/Fynan
Hi
I really hope this reaches you as I noticed your posting was ages ago.
I have a John Finan,widowed, aged 80, living in Liverpool on 1861 UK census. With him is his daughter Catherine Finan aged 20 and his son John Finan aged 18.
John (junior) goes on to raise a family of his own (Charles, John Thomas, George, William & Samuel) then in 1891 he left his eldest son & family and went with his younger unmarried sons to live with another group of Finans. As they were all coal miners, I’m assuming they moved to wherever there was work available.

These Finans are made up of more than one family, all living in a big tenement block near Barnsley, but amongst them are 3 teenage boys Henry, John and Richard who I suspect may all be sons of John's sister Catherine.

By 1901 John Finan is not at that address (may have died) but Catherine is there herself, now aged 57.
I wonder if there’s a connection here because of the continuation of the names John and Richard? Could my 80-yr old John be either your John Fynan, or his son?
Yours hopefully,
Sally
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Genie 22 Apr 2001 2:32AM GMT 
donnafyn 3 Jul 2001 10:13PM GMT 
John J. Fynan 12 Jul 2001 1:07AM GMT 
Tom Fynan 22 Feb 2003 2:23AM GMT 
Donna Fynan 24 Feb 2003 9:18PM GMT 
Anthony Fynan 25 Aug 2002 8:43PM GMT 
Anthony Fynan 25 Aug 2002 8:43PM GMT 
DianeDavis670... 28 Oct 2002 4:52AM GMT 
athene34 30 Apr 2009 1:35PM GMT 
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