Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

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The Laurence Lyons family

Our family

Francis Lyons of Millstreet




The notes by Patricia Lavelle about her Lyons ancestry are a bit inaccurate:

However, we find that someone of Maria Agnes Lyons' generation, Mary Ellen Lyons, married in 1874 to Dr. Francis Falvey of Tralee. And there are connections between the families:

Conclusion: Maria Agnes Lyons and Mary Ellen Lyons are close relations:


The somewhat confused reference to the Falveys of Tralee by Patricia Lavelle.

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.

The Laurence Lyons family

Laurence Lyons,
born 1782.
He lived near Millstreet, Co.Cork.
He is possibly Laurence Lyons listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1852] at Rathcool, Dromtarriff par, Co.Cork (near Millstreet).
He died 10 Nov 1870, age 88 yrs [grave].
Can't find death in [GROI].
He was bur in Lyons grave, Millstreet, Co.Cork.
He had issue:

  1. John Lyons.
    He and his brother Michael erected father's grave 1870.
    Probably identical with our John Lyons.

  2. Michael Lyons,
    Michael Laurence Lyons, born 1825 or 1826 (by age at death),
    Falvey tree thought born 1821,
    born near Millstreet, Co.Cork [obituary].
    Lived in Mallow.
    Later a draper and T.C. in Tralee.
    He and his brother John erected father's grave 1870.
    He is father of Mary Ellen Lyons who married Dr. Francis Falvey of Tralee.
    He was bur at Millstreet, Co.Cork.

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

Grave of Laurence Lyons (ivy-covered obelisk), Millstreet, Co.Cork.
Photo 2020. See full size.


Our family

Our John Lyons is probably identical with John Lyons, son of Laurence Lyons above.


Francis Lyons of Millstreet

There is a borderline DNA match (8 cM) between a descendant of John Lyons above and a descendant of the following Francis Lyons of Millstreet.
We are not sure if the two are related through this line. It could be through another line.
We did find this by deliberately searching DNA hits for Lyons of Co.Cork. And this Francis Lyons is much poorer and lower status than the other Lyons. And the DNA match is only borderline.



Miscellaneous Lyons



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