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The notes by Patricia Lavelle in p.16 in [PAT/12] about her Lyons ancestry are a bit inaccurate.
Pat thought that the mother of our Maria Agnes Lyons was Falvey of Tralee. Pat said that Maria Agnes visited the Falveys in Tralee with her small children.

However, we find that someone of Maria Agnes Lyons' generation, Mary Ellen Lyons, married Dr. Francis Falvey of Tralee. We find that "Mary Ellen Lyons" sponsored the baptism of our Maria Agnes' daughter in 1870. It would be her that Maria Agnes went to visit.
In 1904, Maria Agnes' widowed husband Blennerhassett Cashel is listed as one of the chief mourners at the funeral of Dr. Francis Falvey. They are clearly close relations.

Mary Ellen Lyons' father is Michael Lyons, son of Laurence Lyons.
Maria Agnes Lyons' father is John Lyons.
So they are not sisters. Probably they are 1st cousins. (i.e. Michael and John are probably brothers).
Michael in fact did have a brother John, who is probably identical with our John.

The Laurence Lyons family

The Laurence Lyons family is as follows:


There is a Laurence Lyons listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1852] at Rathcool, Dromtarriff par, Co.Cork (near Millstreet, see old map and modern map).
He is renting plot 15 from Sir George Colthurst. 39 acres and a house.
This might be our Laurence.

Proof that Mary Ellen Lyons (wife of Dr. Francis Falvey) is connected to our family:
Chief mourners at the funeral of Dr. Francis Falvey in 1904 include Blennerhassett Cashel.
Falvey's wife and Cashel's wife must be 1st cousins.


Laurence Lyons grave, Millstreet, Co.Cork

Laurence Lyons grave, Millstreet, Co.Cork.
Saint Patrick's Church, Coomlogane Street, Millstreet. See street view.
According to the map of graves, the Lyons grave (no.31) is at the back of the church, directly behind the centre of the back.

Laurence Lyons was bur here in 1870, with an inscription saying his sons John and Michael erected the grave.
Michael Lyons was bur at Millstreet in 1887, "in the family burial place", though the inscription was not changed.


Grave of Laurence Lyons.
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Our family

For Maria Agnes Lyons' immediate family, we start with:

Lyons and Co., drapers, Mallow, Co.Cork, listed in [Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867].
This must be our John Lyons' business.

Marriage of Maria Agnes Lyons and Blennerhassett Cashel, 30 Sept 1869 [St. Peter and Paul, Cork].
See other copy. From here.

Marriage of Maria Agnes Lyons and Blennerhassett Cashel in [GROI].
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Maria Agnes Lyons.
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Miscellaneous Lyons



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