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Dr. Nora Stack,
born 29th June 1903,
studied medicine in
one of first women doctors in Ireland,
had to work her way through university - family had no money,
BA TCD 1926,
while she was at TCD, in 1927, the Catholic Hierarchy issued
an order that no Catholic should attend TCD
"under pain of grave sin"
[this was reinforced 1944,
"Any Catholic who disobeys this law is guilty of mortal sin",
order finally scrapped 1970],
(Hons) TCD, 1st class hons, 75 %, 3rd place, Nov 1928,
35 Heytesbury St
doctor in Dublin,
Coombe Hospital, Dublin, as at June 1929,
Resident Medical Officer
Royal City of Dublin Hospital,
Upr Baggot St,
July 1929 - Aug 1930, including 6 months as House Physician,
7 months as House Surgeon,
one day, staff all gone to a rugby international,
Nora in charge, Nick O'Dwyer taken in from the
S Co.Dublin Hunt
[Frank hunted with O'Dwyer, but he and Nora didn't meet
at this stage],
she had to give him 36 stitches without anaesthetic,
no one there to give one,
at one stage he looked up weakly,
"Is this girl qualified?",
TCD, June 1931,
in 1932 when she met Frank she was working at
Royal Hospital for Consumption for Ireland,
Assistant School Medical Officer in South Shields,
Newcastle, NE England,
at mar her address is given as Moore Ave, Harton,
Frank is at a temporary address at St. Gregory's Catholic presbytery, Harton,
St. Gregory's Catholic church,
Harton, South Shields, was founded 1929.
Nora Stack and Frank Flanagan married there in 1933.
A new church has since been built.
The old church is now the Church Hall.
Location of St. Gregory's Catholic church, Harton, South Shields.
Google 45 ° view.
The labelling is a bit wrong, though.
The church is the black roofed building on the right.
See street view of entrance.
Map from here
shows correct labelling.
This would indicate that the old church is the attached hall on the left side of the new church.
Detail of larger photo
of resident doctors at Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, 1929.
See RCPI blog.
Reproduced by kind permission of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
mar Josephine Daly,
listed as of Main St, Charleville,
Co.Cork, at Marie's birth 1887,
can't find them in 1901 census,
at 63 Main St, Charleville,
[Burkes Peerage, 1970]
lists him as of The Turrets, Charleville,
later better known as
Dr. Marie Lea-Wilson
1887, Main St, Charleville, Co.Cork
Marie Monica Ryan,
listed as Marie Monica Eugenie Ryan at birth and mar,
though "Maria" on grave,
known to her friends as "Monica",
think NOT Monique,
we have a book inscribed
"To Nora from her friend Monica",
also nicknamed "The Monarch" in our family,
listed as a boarder
at the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Cork, in
she is home with parents in 1911 census,
listed as living The Turrets, Charleville, at mar,
mar 27 Jan 1914, Catholic Church, Charleville
Capt. Percival Lea-Wilson
Church of England,
born 22 Apr 1887, Kensington, London,
son of Samuel Henry Wilson, or Lea-Wilson],
"Perceval" on census form,
"Percival" on grave,
Percival was educ
New College, Oxford,
see his entry
in Woodford, Co.Galway, in
he was an RIC officer,
see entry in
he was killed by the IRA, in Gorey, Co.Wexford,
15 June 1920 (NOT 1921), age 33,
in the War of Independence,
he was bur
Putney Vale Cemetery, London,
see his grave,
two memorial stained glass windows to him in Church of Ireland church, Gorey,
after his death Marie started a new life, went to study medicine at TCD,
in her late 30s,
became doctor in Dublin,
she was in Nora Stack's medical class at TCD,
though Marie quite a bit older than Nora they became good friends,
only 3 women in the class, all Catholic,
Marie graduated 1928 (age 41),
she later acted as godmother 1934 to Nora's first child Peggy,
which leads to a story about
the lost Caravaggio,
lived 19 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin,
there by [Thom's, 1945],
still there at death,
died Tue 20 July 1971, age 84 yrs
death notice in
Irish Times and Irish Independent,
Wed 21 July,
funeral Thur 22 July,
St.Andrew's church, Westland Row, Dublin,
bur Deansgrange Cemetery,
96 B, St.Kevin's,
go in gate, far LHS, nearly in corner.
mar 1 Aug 1916 [as his 3rd wife, him age 62] to
Hamilton Deane-Morgan, 4th Baron Muskerry
[born 18 May 1854],
he was father of 5th and 6th Barons by his 1st wife,
he died 9 June 1929, age 75 yrs,
she died 14 Mar 1950.
Grave of Marie Lea-Wilson, Deansgrange Cemetery, Co.Dublin.
Photo from David Neary.
The movie Michael Collins (1996)
It was said that
Capt. Percival Lea-Wilson
abused a number of prisoners
after the 1916 Rising surrender,
and the old Tom Clarke.
It is said that an angry
for later assassination.
(Lea-Wilson was killed in 1920.)