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John Flannery died in India after 1869

John Flannery died in India after 1869

Posted: 6 Aug 2013 1:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Aug 2013 7:42PM GMT
Surnames: Flannery, Britton
Hi there. I am looking for information on a John Flannery who served in the military in India. He married a Mary Anne Britton in Cananore Madras on Nov 7 1861. Together they had four children Patrick (1863), Julia (1864), John (1868) and Edward (1870). Patrick Flannery is my great great grandfather. I know that in 1881 him, his sister and brothers were sent to England. Patrick lived at Medway Union Workhouse. I am trying to find out where John Flannery and Mary Anne Britton died, what caused their children to go to England, where John and Mary are buried, where John and Mary were born and who their parents were. If anyone has any information, I would be happy to hear from you! I appreciate your assistance!

Re: John Flannery died in India after 1869

Posted: 6 Aug 2013 10:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
At a guess, if Patrick ended up in the Workhouse, it meant that the parents had died in India and the children were sent "home" because they were orphans. Perhaps some relatives took some of them but no one had room for Patrick. He would not have been in a Workhouse unless he was destitute. However if you try the India Office Library Family History Section or FIBIS (Families in British India Society) you would probably get some help to a concrete answer.

Re: John Flannery died in India after 1869

Posted: 12 Nov 2014 9:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi have found further information regarding John Flannery born 1834. from his military records.It looks as if he was court martialled and that could be why the children were sent back to England as Mary I believe had died. He was discharged from the army on the 7th June 1873 at Chatham, Kent, in England. I believe he died in 1875 at Medway in Kent. The boys were in Medway Union Workhouse so I am now trying to find further information if perhaps John was also in there at one time
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