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FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

Mike Walker (View posts)
Posted: 8 Aug 2001 10:14PM GMT
Surnames: Flanagan, Bagot, Beckett, Bryan
My great-grandfather, JOHN FLANAGAN (born about 1831in Roscommon) married Ann Bagot (born about 1832 in Roscommon) in about 1865. They moved to Birmingham, England, where they had three children - Mary Ann, John and Kate.

The spellings of the two surnames varied a lot during their lives.

I am seeking information regarding the accurate details of where and when John and Ann were born and married. Can anyone help?

Mike Walker

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

Posted: 17 Aug 2001 3:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jan 2003 6:14PM GMT
Surnames: Flanagan, Flynn, Webb, Dyer
Hi Mike ,
Can you tell me where is Co. Roscommon they were from as there are many small towns.
My grandfather was from Co.Roscommon, his name "Thomas Flanagan
Hope to hear from you,
Deirdre

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

Posted: 22 Aug 2001 10:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
deirdre

I suspect that my family also comes from Roscommon. I am seeking a Michael Flanagan, who I believe had a brother name Thomas. The Thomas/Michael I am seeking came to the US and settled in the New Haven, Ct area. But some of the family also resided in the Chicopee MA area. They were here in the early 1850. My Thomas was married to a women named Nellie. Any relation?

nancy

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

Posted: 23 Aug 2001 6:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jan 2003 6:14PM GMT
Sorry,
my grandfather did not arrive here in the states till the late 1880's.
Do you have any info on Thomas & Michaels parents or what part of Co.Roscommon? It's a big county with many towns.
Feel free to email me at D2526W40@aol.com
Deirdre

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

steph nicholls (View posts)
Posted: 12 Apr 2002 1:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Flanagan
My grandma is from county meath or temple meath. her maiden name is flanagan. born in 1930's ish not sure, not from roscommon, but originally way back when i think her family was. i'm trying to find out more about her family as there is an ongoing family mystery! she had 2 sets of twins 1 with my grandad hence the nicholls.. and the first set with someone else, don't who he is at all.even so all 4 are nicholls since she married my grandad. not sure if he came from ireland or england. i realise this might not help you but do you recognise any of this??

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

Kathy (View posts)
Posted: 15 Apr 2002 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Flanagan and Harvey
Mike, your grandma could be one of my mothers cousins, my grandpa was the youngest of 14 children in his family, Sue, Patrick I don't know any other names, of his brother and sisters, Twins run in our family my mother was and itentical tiwn (Martha and Mary), my grandpa said he had twins in his family, but I don't know anymore. My grandpa was born around 1890s he came to USA 1923/1924? married my grandma Emily Harvey and had 6 children. So if you grandma was born in 1930's her father maybe one of my grandpa's brothers. Let me know if you find out more. Thanks Kathy

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

Olga G. Flanagan (View posts)
Posted: 22 Sep 2002 11:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy, I have read your message. My Flanagan family come from Roscommon my great great-grandfather was Edward Flanagan (born 1831) married Margaret Flanagan (1841) their children Mary (1881) Honoria (1883) Thomas (1885) Michael (1887) and my great grandfather James (1891) My great grandfather married Agnes Churchill (maiden name) they lived in Birmingham. I have not information about Mary, Honoria and Thomas. Michael inherited the family farm. He married to a local girl Winifred Scally they have not children. He died in late 70's or early 80's. His wife died before him. They are buried in Kilruddane Cemetery, Loughglynn.

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

Olga G. Flanagan (View posts)
Posted: 22 Sep 2002 11:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Flanagan family come from Cloomullin, Co. Roscommon my great great-grandfather was Edward Flanagan (born 1831) married Margaret Flanagan (1841) their children Mary (1881) Honoria (1883) Thomas (1885) Michael (1887) and my great grandfather James (1891) My great grandfather married Agnes Churchill (maiden name) they lived in Birmingham. I have not information about Mary, Honoria and Thomas. Michael inherited the family farm. He married to a local girl Winifred Scally they have not children. He died in late 70's or early 80's. His wife died before him. They are buried in Kilruddane Cemetery, Loughglynn.

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

Posted: 25 Sep 2002 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Jan 2003 6:14PM GMT
Surnames: Flanagan, Flynn, Webb, Dyer
Olga,
My grandfather is Thomas Flanagan, I have been running into walls with who his parents were. i was told by a Loughlynn Parish Priest that his parents were Thomas Flanagan and Catherine Flynn but have not been qble to find any documents supporting this.
Do you have any records of what Flanagans and what Flynn's are buried in the Loughynn cemetary>
Do you know what town your Flanagans lived in?
Deirdre

Re: FLANAGAN'S OF ROSCOMMON, IRELAND

olga G. Flanagan (View posts)
Posted: 25 Sep 2002 10:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dreide,

My great-great grandfather Edward Flanagan came from Cloomullin, a small village near Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. The last member of that family to live there is dead for manydecades, my grandfather's uncle Michael Flanagan. He was already 62 years old in 1948 when he inherited the very small (18 acres) farm from his mother
Margaret whose husband Edward Flanagan died prior to the 1911 Census. He
was my own grandfather's grandfather. The 1901 Census lists him as a
tenant farmer, which meant the land was owned by a landlord, but in the
process of land reform a few years later the Flanagans had gained ownership
of the farm themselves by the time of the 1911 Census.

The 1901 Census details for Cloonmullin lists Edward Flanagan as the head of
the family, aged 70, a tenant farmer by occupation. His wife Margaret was
aged 60. Both were listed as speaking Irish as well as English, since
Roscommon was then undergoing a linguistic transition from Irish to English.
But their children did not speak Irish. The children were Mary aged 20, a
farmer's daughter, Honoria aged 18, a farmer's daughter, Thomas aged 16, a
farm labourer, Michael aged 14, a scholar or school-child, and James aged
10, also listed as a scholar, who was my grandfather's father.

By the time of the 1911 Census Edward is dead and both Mary and Thomas have
left Cloonmullin. Moreover, Norah is the version of her name now used by
Honoria. And my great-great-grandmother Margaret has taken six years off
her age! The 1911 occupants of the Flanagan home are Margaret aged 64, a
widowed head of family and farmer, and her children, Norah aged 27, Michael
aged 22, a farmer's son, and James aged 19, also listed as a farmer's son.

Michael Flanagan (my grandfather's uncle), R.I.P. Cloonmullen, Loughglynn, Castlerea, Co.Roscommon. Written by Willie Grady, Cloonbunny, Loughglynn, Castlerea, Co.
Roscommon on 10th July 2001.

He (Michael Flanagan) was a son of a small farmer. He inherited the family
farm. He married a local girl named Winifred Scally late in his life. They
had no family. She was a sister of local school teacher Mary
Scally-Coleman.
He died in late 1970's or early 1980's. His wife died before him. They are
buried in Kilruddane Cemetery, Loughglynn. A sister of his married in
Fairymount, had one son, but all are dead.

He was a hard working farmer, loved cattle, and got top market prices for
them. His hobbies were politics, card-playing and going to the local Public
House.

He could be a contrary person. A local wit said of him "If he was in a rose
garden he would pluck all the thorns and leave the roses". When he was old
and unable to work the farm, a neighbour cared for him. He willed his farm
to that neighbour - Thomas Morris. A son of Mr. Morris, Kevin, is now
married there and he built a new house there.

Olga
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