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From: John FLANAGAN <>
Subject: [FLANNIGAN-L] Patrick FLANAGAN/Margaret RUSSELL, Doolin, Co Clare, IRL (LONG)
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 16:39:29 -0700
Happy Holidays to everyone,
I haven't posted in a while and thought I would let you all know the
line I am working on:
1. Patrick FLANAGAN was leased a house, offices (sheds), and land from
Francis MCNAMARA CALCUTT in 1855 in Luogh South, Doolin, Clare,
Ireland. The land area was in two lots. The first lot consisted of 9
acres 3 roods 30 perches and was valued at £2 5 shillings. While the
second lot amounted to 10 acres 2 roods 34 perches and was valued at £2
10 shillings. His house which was situated on this lot was valued at £1
10 shillings. For this time frame, it was a very high valuation for a
house. Then, the average house was valued at between 5 and 10
shillings. Since it was valued £1 10 shillings it suggests that it was
a fairly substantial structure for its time. He was sharing the above
property with a James DUNLEAVY.
He also shared 22 acres 5 perches of land which was valued at just £2 at
Luogh South with Michael MCMAHON and James DUNLEAVY. He appeared on the
census in 1901 in Luogh South, Doolin, Clare, Ireland. His home was
described as having stone walls, a thatched roof, two windows to the
front and two rooms. He was born in Luogh Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland.
He died in Luogh Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland. He resided FLANAGAN farm
in Luogh South, Doolin, Clare, Ireland. The FLANAGAN line can be found
in Doolin, which is located 5 miles north of the 440 to 700 foot Cliffs
of Moher in County Clare, Ireland. The cliffs plunge dramatically into
the cold Atlantic Ocean. Doolin is considered a "musical hub".
Transportation in the Doolin area is left to a few bus lines. The best
mode of transportation for the area is considered the bicycle. There is
a conflict of how to spell Patrick's surname. It can be FLANIGAN or
FLANAGAN depending upon the source document.
He was married to Margaret RUSSELL before 1863 in ?County Clare?,
Ireland. Margaret RUSSELL died about 1 Jan 1888 in Luogh Doolin, Co.
Clare, Ireland. She died during childbirth of Eliza. She was born in
Luogh Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland. Patrick FLANAGAN and Margaret RUSSELL
had the following children:
2i.Bridget FLANAGAN was baptized on 17 Nov 1863 in Doolin, Killilagh,
Co Clare, Ireland. Her sponsors were James MCMAHON and Bridget DEVITT.
Apparently stayed in Irelad and had 4 children.
4iii.Michael FLANAGAN was baptized on 28 May 1868 in Doolin,
Killilagh, Co Clare, Ireland. His sponsors were Thomas RUSSELL and
5iv.Margaret FLANAGAN was baptized on 21 Jul 1872 in Doolin,
Killilagh, Co Clare, Ireland. Her sponsors were David and Kate
CONNORS. She immigrated to Cambridge, MA. She arrived possibly with
her sisters Catherine and Eliza. She never married.
6v.James FLANAGAN. Apparently stayed in Ireland and had 5 children.
7vi.Jack FLANAGAN. Apparently stayed in Ireland and had 4 girls.
8vii.Catherine FLANAGAN died on 28 Jun 1966 in Somerville, MA. She
immigrated to Cambridge, MA.
3. Patrick FLANAGAN was born on 14 Feb 1865 in Roadford, Clare,
Ireland. He was baptized on 15 Feb 1865 in Lisdoonvarna, Clare,
Ireland. His sponsors were Patrick RUSSELL and Brigid RUSSELL.
Lisdoonvarna is Ireland's premier spa resort, consisting of several
springs, and is located five miles inland from Doolin. He was a farmer
in Luogh South, Doolin, Clare, Ireland. His name is surname is spellt
as FLANIGAN and FLANAGAN, depending upon source document.
He was married to Bridget HYNES. According to Clare Heritage Centre,
this marriage went unrecorded. Bridget HYNES was born about 1865. She
died on 15 Apr 1909 in Liscannor, Clare, Ireland. The tombstone reads:
Erected by Patrick Flanagan Luogh
In loving memory of his
wife Bridget who died
15 April 1909
also Michael and Agnes
and deceased members
of the Flanagan Family
The death date on the tombstone is in conflict with written records.
She died on 26 Apr 1909 in Luogh Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland. Her age
was given as 44. She was described as a farmer's wife. Bronchitis which
she had for six months was recorded as the cause of her death, by her
son Michael. Patrick FLANAGAN and Bridget HYNES had the following
11ii.Michael FLANAGAN was born about 1888.
+13iv.Denis Joseph FLANAGAN.
14v.Bridget FLANAGAN was born about Dec 1894 in Doolin, Co Clare,
Ireland. She was baptized on 25 Dec 1894 in Doolin, Killilagh, Co
Clare, Ireland. Her sponsors were Michael HYNES and Bridget
FITZGERALD. She resided on 25 Dec 1894 in Luogh South, Doolin, Clare,
Ireland. She died about 1932 in Moher Cliffs, Co Clare, Ireland. She
was also known as Bridey. She lived in the U.S. and returned to Ireland
for a visit. While in Ireland, she fell from the Moher Cliffs in County
Clare. With her back to the ocean side, she backed up to take a group
picture, when she slipped and fell to her death. She was probably in
her 40's. In 1965, Thomas FLANAGAN encountered a local Irish man who
asked him "Did his aunt fall off the cliffs?"
15vi.John FLANAGAN was born about 1896 in Doolin, Co Clare, Ireland.
He died on 4 Mar 1938 in Ireland. He resided in Beacon St, Somerville,
MA. He was also known as Jack. He moved with his family to Somerville,
MA. He returned to Ireland and contracted Tuberculosis. He was not
allowed to return to the USA. He lived the rest of his life in Ireland,
while the family stayed in the USA.
9. Elizabeth FLANAGAN was born on 1 Jan 1888 in Co Clare, Ireland. She
died on 21 Oct 1957 in Cambridge, MA.
She was married to Patrick Joseph MCNAMARA (son of Michael MCNAMARA and
Bridget Delia RYAN) in Cambridge, MA. Patrick Joseph MCNAMARA was a
Tube Worker. He resided 48 Marion St in Somerville, MA. Elizabeth
FLANAGAN and Patrick Joseph MCNAMARA had the following children:
+20ii.Patrick Joseph MCNAMARA.
21iii.Mary Margaret MCNAMARA.
10. Anne FLANAGAN was baptized on 19 Apr 1886 in Doolin, Killilagh, Co
Clare, Ireland. Her sponsors wer Michael and Anna HYNES. She resided
on 19 Apr 1886 in Luogh South, Doolin, Clare, Ireland. She was also
known as Annie.
She was married to Unknown WALLACE. Unknown WALLACE resided in New
12. Patrick FLANAGAN was baptized on 13 Aug 1890 in Doolin, Killilagh,
Co Clare, Ireland. His sponsors were Michael HYNES and Bridget
MCMAHON. He resided on 13 Aug 1890 in Luogh South, Doolin, Clare,
Kathleen MCNAMARA (daughter of Michael MCNAMARA and Bridget Delia RYAN)
was born in Clouna, South Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland. She died in
Somerville or Tewksbury, MA. She was also known as Katie. Patrick
FLANAGAN and Kathleen MCNAMARA had four children:
22i.Joseph FLANAGAN died about Jul 1944 in France. He was buried in
Aug 1944 in France. Joe died about six weeks after storming the cliffs
at Omaha Beach. He was buried further inland in France, sometime in
August. Joseph was a U.S. Army Ranger and was awarded the Silver Star.
He was possibly part of the attack on Omaha Beach, Normandy in June of
1944. An auditorium at the Southern Junior High School was named after
him. The school was located on Summer Street in Somerville,
Massachusetts. It has since been torn down.
13. Denis Joseph FLANAGAN was born on 17 Aug 1892 in Lough, Co Clare,
Ireland. He was baptized on 18 Sep 1892 in Doolin, Killilagh, Co Clare,
Ireland. His sponsors were Thomas FITZGERALD and Anne HYNES. He
resided on 19 Sep 1892 in Luogh South, Doolin, Clare, Ireland. He
immigrated in 1917. He immigrated to the U.S. shortly before WWI from
Cobh, Cork, Ireland. He was a Painter before 26 Jun 1918 in Somerville,
MA. He served in the military between 26 Jun 1918 and 15 Mar 1919 in US
Army. He served with the US Army during WWI and worked on the docks of
France. When he enlisted in the Army in Somerville, Massachusetts, he
was a Painter by occupation. He was described as having brown eyes,
dark brown hair, ruddy complexion and was 5 feet 9 3/4 inches in
height. It is interesting to note that they described him as having a
ruddy complexion, since the first part of his surname "flan" means
"ruddy" in Gaelic. He seved with the American Expeditionary Forces. His
unit service was with Company 11 Depot Brigade to Company B 348th
Infantry to Co C Recig Detachment. He was Honorably Discharged on 15
March 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey. He was naturalized on 19 Jul 1918
in Camp Dix, NJ. Denis received his U.S. Citizenship as a result of
volunteering for the Army and going oversees to participate in WWI. He
was naturalized before the Special District Court at Camp Dix and his
Certificate of Naturalization is # 1029085. He resided 58 Woods Ave in
Nov 1961 in Somerville, MA, 02144. He died on 23 Nov 1961 in
Somerville, MA. He was buried in Rindge Avenue Cemetery, Cambridge,
MA. He was a Foreman for City Water Department in Somerville, MA.
Denis' name is also spellt Dennis. He was possibly in the Somerville or
Boston area, during the 1920 Census. Denis was a member of American
Legion Post #19 in Somerville.
He was married to Mary Brigid KELLY (daughter of Michael KELLY and Mary
COLLINS) on 23 Nov 1927 in Somerville, MA. They were married at St
Joseph's Church by John J Quinlan. The witnesses were Peter CONOLE and
Catherine KELLY. Mary Brigid KELLY was born on 24 Sep 1901 in Kilnaboy,
Co. Clare, Ireland. She immigrated on 21 Jan 1925. She was sponsored
by her cousins, the CROWLEY family. She was naturalized on 20 Feb 1933
in Boston, Suffolk, MA. Her Naturalization Certificate number is
3671486. She resided 139 Alewife Brook Parkway on 22 May 1962 in
Somerville, MA. She resided 153 Calewife Brook Parkway in 1965 in
Somerville, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts. While she resided here, she
applied for a US passport to visit Ireland. She was to depart Boston on
5 June 1965 for a three week stay in Ireland. She traveled by air on
Irish International. She died on 22 May 1989 in Apple Valley, San
Bernadino, CA. She was an enthusiastic Irish dancer, dancing at any
hint of Irish music. She was also a perfectionist in all she set out to
do. Denis Joseph FLANAGAN and Mary Brigid KELLY had the following
26i.Francis Denis FLANAGAN.
28iii.Louise Mary FLANAGAN.
16. Peter FLANAGAN was born about 1898.
He was married to Norah MCMAHON between 1930 and 1934 in Co Clare,
Ireland. Peter FLANAGAN and Norah MCMAHON had the following children:
35ii.Michael FLANAGAN was born about 1937 in Co Clare, Ireland. He
died on 10 Dec 1997 in Co Clare, Ireland. He was 60 years old when he
18. Thomas FLANAGAN resided on 23 Dec 1939 in Luogh, Clare, Ireland.
He was married to Susan MOLONEY (daughter of Patrick MOLONEY) on 23 Dec
1939 in Lisdoonvarna, Clare, Ireland. They were married in the Roman
Catholic Church by Father Patrick LYDON. He was recorded as "full age"
and a labourer. Witnesses at the marriage were John HYNES and Mary
19. Irene MCNAMARA.
She was married to John CRONIN. John CRONIN was also known as Red.
Irene MCNAMARA and John CRONIN had the following children:
20. Patrick Joseph MCNAMARA was born on 17 Jul 1906 in Somerville, MA.
He was born at home at 48 Marion St. He died on 2 Jan 1945 in
Somerville, MA. He apparently worked at A&P and Revere Sugar. He was
apparently a great baseball pitcher and had played for the Red Sox Farm
Team in Virginia.
He was married to Mary Gertrude FARRELL (daughter of Michael Joseph
FARRELL and Mary Theresa NORTON). Patrick Joseph MCNAMARA and Mary
Gertrude FARRELL had the following children:
42i.Joseph Patrick MCNAMARA was born on 23 Jun 1933 in Somerville,
MA. He was ordained on 31 May 1961. He died on 28 Oct 1991 in Raleigh,
If you are related to me, I have lots more information.
Hope to hear from you,
John F FLANAGAN Jr
Certavi et vici
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