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John Flanagan



John Flanagan and Anne Mooney, est c.1890.
From this picture.




John Flanagan,
bapt Rathfarnham, 22nd May 1836.
He mar 1stly to ---- and had issue:


  1. 2 sons, Flanagan, died young.

  2. (son) Flanagan, died age 21 yrs, from "consumption" (TB).
    "I can just remember him. He was a wild bird and travelled all over the globe, but came home to die." [Charles Flanagan].


He mar 2ndly, pre-1872, to Anne Mooney [poss. Annie, listed as "Nannie" at dau's birth 1882].
She was an orphan, brought up by people named Lawler.
"John Lalor" and "Margaret Lalor" sp bapt of her dau in 1873.
"Joseph Lawlor" and "Mary Lawlor" sp bapt of her dau in 1876.

John ran a fruit and vegetable shop at (and lived at) 15 Upper Baggot St, Dublin (the end S of the canal, see map). He was also in the coal trade.
He is listed as "coal merchant and fruiterer", 15 Upper Baggot St, in [Thom's] from 1871 to 1894. Note he was a coal merchant from the start.
All children born and grew up 15 Upper Baggot St.
John Flanagan and "Hanna Mooney" sp the bapt of his niece Sister Padua 1875.
He is described as "fruiterer" at birth of Charles 1875. Listed as "coal merchant" at birth of Louisa 1878. Listed as both at Agnes' birth 1882.
He did a lot of business. "At one time he had 14 men and ditto horses delivering coal, and besides that we had 3 horses and carts for delivering fruit and vegetables. He imported ship loads of coal from England and Scotland. Ships carrying from 800 - 2000 tons landed at our own docks. We had city offices for the coal trade and for some years he did very well" [Charles Flanagan].
[Thom's, 1890] lists them at 15 Upper Baggot St, and also 20 Gt Brunswick St (now Pearse St), Ringsend docks, and stores on Hanover Quay.
[Charles Flanagan] said they had a telephone (Ireland's first telephone was 1878).
Anne ran fruit shop while he ran the coal business.
He was ruined in a big strike. [Charles Flanagan] says: "a big strike occurred in the mines, the seamen joined it, then the transport workers came in". Wonder if this is the London Dock Strike of 1889.
He was ruined (by being unable to meet his coal import contracts). [Charles Flanagan] says: "He had contracted to supply large quantities of coal to various big concerns, such as Guinness Brewery. He was under a heavy penalty for non-delivery." He had to file for bankruptcy, start again.
They closed fruit shop, started crockery shop.
[Thom's, 1893 and 1894] lists "John Flanagan, coal merchant and china and glass warehouse", 15 Upper Baggot St (back to just one premises).

John died 9th Sept 1894, of flu, age 58 yrs.
Funeral 11 Sept 1894. Remains removed from his sister's house Newtown House, Tallaght.
He was bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
See funeral report, Freemans Journal, 12 Sept 1894.
[Thom's, 1895] lists "Mrs. Flanagan, glass and china warehouse", 15 Upper Baggot St.
Anne died 20th Feb 1896.
She was bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
John and Anne had issue:


  1. Fr. John Flanagan,
    Very Rev. John Flanagan, Jack,
    born 24 Feb 1872, 15 Upper Baggot St, Dublin [GROI],
    bapt 1872 [St.Mary's RC par records, Dublin] (also here).


  2. Molly Flanagan,
    Mary, Mollie, born Dublin,
    bapt Mary Elizabeth, 1873 [St.Mary's RC par records, Dublin] (also here), sp John Lalor and Margaret Lalor,
    [Charles Flanagan] says "John and Mollie are my elders by 2 years or so",
    she is NOT Mary Anne, born Dublin South, 1870, in [GROI],
    she is NOT Mary, born Dublin South, 1874, in [GROI],
    she is NOT Mary Frances, born Dublin South, 1872, in [GROI],
    she is NOT Mary Margaret, born Dublin South, 1872, in [GROI],
    [Charles Flanagan] says she was educ at "Blackrock Convent" boarding school,
    this must be Sion Hill convent (and school), Blackrock, Co.Dublin (see history),
    didn't marry,
    in [Census, 1911] she is visiting her sister Agnes in Clonmel,
    described in [letters of Charles Flanagan, c.1927] as then sharing a flat in Dublin with Lily,
    she was at Sr. Padua's funeral 1936, then living with sisters at 32 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin,
    living with sister Louisa at 55 Mountainview Rd, Ranelagh, as at [Thom's, 1945],
    died 55 Mountainview Rd, 27th Nov 1948 [GROI], age 75 yrs,
    bur Glasnevin Cemetery.


  3. Charles Flanagan, 3rd child,
    Charles James, born 25 June 1875, family home, 15 Upper Baggot St, Dublin [GROI],
    bapt 1875 [St.Mary's RC par records, Dublin] (also here), sp William Flanagan and Anne Flanagan.


  4. Annie Flanagan,
    bapt Anne, 1876 [St.Mary's RC par records, Dublin] (also here), sp Joseph Lawlor and Mary Lawlor,
    [Charles Flanagan] says Annie and Mollie were the two eldest girls,
    she is NOT Anne Flanagan who was born Dublin South, 1865 [GROI],
    educ "Blackrock Convent" boarding school (must be Sion Hill).

    
    
  5. Louisa Flanagan,
    Louisa Mary Catherine Flanagan, born Dublin,
    Louisa is old family name,
    born 19 June 1878, "13 Upper Baggot St" (presumably error for 15 Upper Baggot St) [GROI],
    address 15 Upper Baggot St at bapt,
    bapt Louisa Catherine, 25 June 1878 [St.Mary's, Haddington Rd, RC par records] (see original), sp William Flanagan and Catherine Mooney,
    Louisa Flanagan, "typist", is listed at 21 Moyne Road, Ranelagh, in [Census, 2 April 1911], apparently living with her older sister, who is absent (Mary is visiting Agnes in Co.Waterford),
    didn't marry,
    living with sister Mary at 55 Mountainview Rd, Ranelagh, as at [Thom's, 1945],
    listed as "civil servant" at death,
    died 55 Mountainview Rd, 10th Dec 1947, age 69 yrs [GROI],
    bur Glasnevin Cemetery,
    she might be the daughter called "Lily" who did not marry:

    Lily Flanagan [Lil],
    educ "Blackrock Convent" boarding school (must be Sion Hill),
    described in [letters of Charles Flanagan, c.1927] as then sharing a flat in Dublin with Mollie,
    she was then working in a solicitor's office,
    at Sr. Padua's funeral 1936, then unmarried, living with sisters at 32 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin.

    
    
  6. Martha Flanagan,
    born 22 July 1880,
    address 15 Upper Baggot St at bapt,
    bapt 27 July 1880 [St.Mary's, Haddington Rd, RC par records], sp William Flanagan and Elizabeth Flanagan.


  7. Agnes Flanagan,
    "Ag", born 18 Jan 1882, 15 Upper Baggot St, Dublin [GROI],
    address 15 Upper Baggot St at bapt,
    bapt 24 Jan 1882 [St.Mary's, Haddington Rd, RC par records], sp Robert Stubbs and Mary Ellen Doyle,
    (todo) see mar of Agnes Flanagan and Francis G Meagher, [GROI], 3rd qr 1906, Dublin North, vol 2 p 508,
    mar 1906 to Frank Meagher and had issue.


  8. Fr. Paddy Flanagan,
    Pat, Very Rev. Canon Patrick Flanagan,
    born 7 April 1883, Dublin,
    address 15 Upper Baggot St at bapt,
    bapt Patrick Francis Flanagan, 12 April 1883 [St.Mary's, Haddington Rd, RC par records], sp John Flanagan and "Catherine Mooney for Mary Lanegan".


  9. Margaret Mary Flanagan,
    born 14 December 1884,
    address 15 Upper Baggot St at bapt,
    bapt 18 December 1884 [St.Mary's, Haddington Rd, RC par records], sp Elizabeth Doyle.


  10. Elizabeth Flanagan [Betty, "Mattie"],
    for 2 years she was governess in "some big castle in Madrid",
    mar pre-c.1920 to Joe Doyle [Joseph P. Doyle, BA, BAI],
    he might be Joseph P. Doyle, BE 1920, listed in [NUI, 1964],
    he was a civil and mechanical engineer, he worked on aeroplane engineering during WWI,
    then he worked as engineer in the Board of Works, Dublin,
    the Alderman's will 1930 refers to "my niece Elizabeth Doyle",
    they lived "St.Helen's", 53 Kenilworth Park, Harold's Cross, Co.Dublin, there as at [Thom's, 1945],
    she registered her sister Louisa's death 1947,
    had issue:

    1. Patricia Doyle.
    2. Fr. Patrick Doyle.

    3. Nora Doyle, mar Christopher Cusack and had issue:
      1. David Cusack.
      2. Peter Cusack, mar ----.
      3. Ann Cusack.
      4. Brian Cusack
      5. Rory Cusack.


  11. Mab Flanagan, Mabel,
    described in [letters of Charles Flanagan, c.1927] as then a nurse in "Lady Carnarvon's Hospital in London",
    this would be Lady Carnarvon's Nursing Home (or the Carnarvon Nursing Home), Hadley Common, Barnet, Hertfordshire,
    at Sr. Padua's funeral 1936, then unmarried, living with sisters at 32 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin.

    
    
    3 of the daus were nurses in New York, France and Spain.
    Some of the unmarried daus were in the Civil Service.
    One dau is the following:

    (dau) Flanagan,
    nun in a hospital in New Hartford, Connecticut,
    nursed TB patients, caught TB from them,
    died 1909, of TB,
    she is NOT Anne Flanagan who died Dublin South, 4th qr 1909 [GROI].



 

John Flanagan and his family.
Back (Left to Right): [probably Molly], Anne Mooney, Charles.
Middle (Left to Right): John, Paddy, John Flanagan, [2 younger daus], [probably Annie].
Front: [2 younger daus].
Photo est c.1890.
See larger and full size.


 
Upper Baggot St on pp.1345-1346 of [Thom's, 1877].
John Flanagan at no.15.
Mooney at no.22 must be a relation of his wife. Note residence at no.15. See also 1878 baptism linking the families.



Baptism of Louisa Flanagan, St.Mary's, Haddington Rd, Dublin, 25 June 1878.



15 Upper Baggot St, Dublin, is now Insomnia coffee shop, and various offices upstairs.
Photo 2007. See full size and other shot.
See street view.




John Flanagan grave, Glasnevin

John Flanagan grave, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
Location: rB 74/75. Go in gate, go to RHS, on path parallel to road, on LHS. See street view.



Location of John Flanagan's grave, Glasnevin.
Screenshot 2011. From street view. Click through to rotate.



John Flanagan grave, Glasnevin.
Photo 2013. See full size and other shot.



Close-up.
Photo 2013. See full size.



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