Controversy about Lynne pedigree, Kerry Evening Post, 1893
- Sources yet to be consulted:
- Fuller's earlier letters in this correspondence.
There is a controversy
about the pedigree of
(who married Blennerhassett)
in the letters page of the Kerry Evening Post
in Jan-Apr 1893.
The controversy is
James Franklin Fuller (born 1835)
Mary Agnes Hickson (born 1825).
Essentially, Hickson is wrong, and Fuller, Foster and Green are right.
Page 80 of the
"Nash Newspaper Cuttings Collection for Co.Kerry"
Some of the letters are also in pp.102-104 of vol.4.
The first thing to note is that John Lynne
is writing about his aunt,
and writing in 1682.
is writing about his grandmother,
and could be writing as late as 1737.
So John Lynne's testimony is obviously more trustworthy.
In fact, Hickson fails to notice that
Black Jack's tree (which is only a rough sketch) actually fits quite cleanly into
John Lynne's (much more detailed) genealogy,
with only a couple of corrections to Christian names needed.
The exchange of letters is fascinating because
Hickson is clearly wrong,
but because Fuller makes a mess of his initial statement of the descent,
he is never able to convince her.
- The boy who was age 13 in 5th James I was Martha Lynne's brother
not her father, as is obvious when you work out the estimated dates and ages.
Much time is wasted on this "Martha as a daughter of Lynne and Kirkham" error.
- William, born 1597,
is not "invented", but even if he was
he couldn't be invented to serve as Martha's father!
More time is wasted on this.