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Controversy about Lynne pedigree, Kerry Evening Post, 1893



There is a controversy about the pedigree of Martha Lynne (who married Blennerhassett) in the letters page of the Kerry Evening Post in Jan-Apr 1893.

The controversy is between genealogists James Franklin Fuller (born 1835) and Mary Agnes Hickson (born 1825).

Essentially, Fuller and Foster and Green and Lynne are right. Hickson and Black Jack are wrong.
However, Fuller's initial statement of the descent is wrong. And perhaps because of this, the debate is never resolved.




Lynne in "Black Jack's Book" (c.1737)

  


Lynne pedigree from "Black Jack's Book" (c.1737).
Transcript from pp.64-65 of [Hickson, 1872].




Lynne pedigree by Green (1877)

  


Extract from [Green, 1877], showing line from Lynne to Blennerhassett.
See full size top and bottom.




Kerry Evening Post, 1893

  

Page 80 of the "Nash Newspaper Cuttings Collection for Co.Kerry", vol.2.
Some of the letters are also in pp.102-104 of vol.4.
Fuller's initial statement of the descent is wrong.
Black Jack's version is also wrong.



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Page 82.



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Page 85.




Fuller is right. Hickson is wrong.

Essentially, Fuller and Foster and Green and Lynne are right. Hickson and Black Jack are wrong.



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