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My ancestors - Flanagan - Contents


Edward Flanagan, of Kilnamanagh, Co.Dublin



Proof that William Flanagan, son of Edward, is our ancestor William Flanagan:

  1. William Flanagan, son of Edward, is shown in [Deed, 1825] as leasing 8 acres at Green Hills, Kilnamanagh, from Hartley Hodson.
  2. There is only one William Flanagan in Kilnamanagh in [Tithe Survey, 1826]. He holds 21 acres.
  3. There is only one William Flanagan in Kilnamanagh in [Griffiths Valuation, 1847 and 1850]. He is at Green Hills, Kilnamanagh, at exactly the place where our William's farm was said to be. He is leasing 15 acres from the heirs of Hartley Hodson.
The above is enough to prove they are identical. But there is more:
  1. Our William Flanagan would be born 1789 by age given at death. William Flanagan, son of Edward, was bapt 1790.
  2. A "Dennis Flanagan" witnessed our William's wedding in 1824. William Flanagan, son of Edward, has a brother "Dennis Flanagan".
  3. Our William named his eldest dau Mary (would be after her grandmother Mary Lacey).
  4. There are not a lot of William Flanagans. There is another William Flanagan born in 1786 in the Clondalkin par records. But our William Flanagan is the only William Flanagan having children baptised in Rathfarnham or Clondalkin RC parishes in the 1800s to 1830s. Suggests there is only one adult William Flanagan living in that area.
  5. The signature of William Flanagan, son of Edward, on [Deed, 1825] matches the signature of our William Flanagan on [Deed, 1860], 35 years later.


  
Edward Flanagan,
Ned Flanagan,
born est c.1750,
of Green Hills, Kilnamanagh townland, Tallaght par, Co.Dublin,
mar pre-1777 to Mary Lacey [or Lacy],
children baptised in either Rathfarnham or Clondalkin RC churches (the two RC parishes border each other),
[Deed, 1803] is a lease from Hartley Hodson, of Wilfort, Co.Dublin, to Edward Flanagan, of Green Hills, Co.Dublin, farmer, of the property in Kilnamanagh then occupied by the said Edward Flanagan, property is size 8 acres,
possibly died before 1816, since his sons, not him, are party to [Deed, 1816],
[Deed, 1825] says he made a will and left the Kilnamanagh property to his sons Denis and William Flanagan,
had issue:


  1. Michael Flanagan,
    bapt 7 Oct 1777 [Rathfarnham RC par records], sp Tom Goff and Anne Eustace.
    [Deed, 1825] says the William Flanagan property in Kilnamanagh is bounded on N and E by property of "Michael Flanagan".


  2. Rose Flanagan,
    bapt 11 Sept 1778 [Rathfarnham RC par records], sp John Smith and Mary Lacey,
    must have died young (there is another Rose).


  3. Edmond Flanagan,
    bapt 22 Aug 1779 [Rathfarnham RC par records], sp Christopher Tench.


  4. Elizabeth Flanagan,
    bapt 13 Oct 1780 [Rathfarnham RC par records], sp James Eustace and Elizabeth Gaven.


  5. Anne Flanagan,
    bapt 25 Apr 1784 [Clondalkin RC par records], sp Richard Donogh and Fanny Linch,
    must have died in infancy.


  6. Ann Flanagan,
    bapt 1 June 1785 [Rathfarnham RC par records], sp Joe Lapham and John Keogh and (something incomprehensible).


  7. Dennis Flanagan,
    or Denis, bapt 18 May 1787 [Clondalkin RC par records], sp Robert Allen and Sarah Dunne,
    he and his brother William are party to [Deed, 1816],
    "Dennis Flanagan" witnessed William's marriage 1824.


  8. Rose Flanagan,
    bapt 23 Feb 1789 [Clondalkin RC par records], sp Will McGowen and Mary Flanagan.


  9. William Flanagan,
    bapt 3 June 1790 [Clondalkin RC par records], sp James Doran and "Bet." Devin.
    Lived Green Hills, Kilnamanagh townland, Tallaght par, Co.Dublin.
    The Flanagans became farmers / market gardeners around the Tallaght area in SW Co.Dublin.






Signature of William Flanagan on memorial of [Deed, 1825], which refers to his father Edward and his brother Denis.



Signature of William Flanagan on memorial of [Deed, 1860], 35 years after the above deed.
It is the same person.



Kilnamanagh townland in Tallaght parish and Greenhills townland in Crumlin parish, shown on 1829 to 1842 map.
Also shown are the "Green Hills" hamlet in Tallaght parish (to the S here) and the Greenhills Road (connecting the two townlands).
The red cross shows the William Flanagan farm on the Greenhills Road in Kilnamanagh.
Edward Flanagan is described as of Green Hills and also as of Kilnamanagh. This would be the same place as the William Flanagan farm.




Children's baptisms

  

Baptism of Michael Flanagan, 7 Oct 1777 [Rathfarnham RC par records].



Baptism of Rose Flanagan, 11 Sept 1778 [Rathfarnham RC par records].



Baptism of Edmond Flanagan, 22 Aug 1779 [Rathfarnham RC par records].



Baptism of Elizabeth Flanagan, 13 Oct 1780 [Rathfarnham RC par records].



Baptism of Anne Flanagan, 25 Apr 1784 [Clondalkin RC par records].



Baptism of Ann Flanagan, 1 June 1785 [Rathfarnham RC par records].



Baptism of Dennis Flanagan, 18 May 1787 [Clondalkin RC par records].



Baptism of Rose Flanagan, 23 Feb 1789 [Clondalkin RC par records].



Baptism of William Flanagan, 3 June 1790 [Clondalkin RC par records].


  

The 1803 rising

[Frank Flanagan's memoirs] say his granduncle lived in Rathmines, Co.Dublin, and was a "lieutenant" of the young rebel Robert Emmet.
Robert Emmet led an abortive rising on 23 July 1803. After its failure he fled into hiding around Dublin. He was captured on 25 Aug 1803.

Frank Flanagan says: "My father's uncle was one of Emmet's lieutenants. Major Sirr, the infamous Town Mayor" [should be Town Major] "responsible for the capture and death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, called at my granduncle's home in Rathmines looking for him when he was riding on his way into Dublin to enquire his whereabouts. He was quite civil to his wife and told her to keep her husband out of his clutches as, if he was found, he would certainly be hanged. He was lucky, as when Emmet was captured, his followers broke up."

Frank Flanagan does not say if it is his father's uncle on the Flanagan side (would be a brother of William Flanagan) or on the Maguirk (or McGuirk) side.




Louisa is an old family name




Other notes




Hodson

  

William Hodson, born 1721,
of Green Park (or Greenpark), Tuitestown townland (some distance W of Mullingar), Mullingar par, Co.Westmeath,
mar 1stly and had issue:

  1. Sir Robert Hodson, 1st Baronet, born 1747.

mar 2ndly to Harriet Hutchinson [dau of Hartley Hutchinson] and had issue:

  1. Hartley Hodson, born 1759,
    apparently mar 1stly to Elizabeth Copley,
    apparently mar 2ndly, 1794, to Mary Hodson,
    lived at Old Connaught, Oldconnaught par, Co.Dublin (just across county border from Bray, Co.Wicklow),
    listed in [Deed, 1803] as of Wilfort, Co.Dublin (Wilfort House was in Oldconnaught townland in Oldconnaught par),
    listed in [Deed, 1816] as of Green Park, Co.Westmeath,
    died 1839, age 80 yrs.

  



Green Park, Co.Westmeath, on 1829 to 1842 map.
Property of Malone as at 1901. House demolished c.1930 [Houses of Westmeath].
See modern satellite view.
See modern street view of gate.



Oldconnaught townland, in Oldconnaught parish, Co.Dublin, on 1829 to 1842 map.
Shows Old Connaught House, Wilfort House and Wilfort Cottage.


  



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