Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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Rynne and Co. Ltd, 31 O'Connell St, Ennis.
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Michael Rynne,
born 1827 [by age on grave] or 1828 [by death cert].
See entry in tree by Paddy Waldron.
Merchant and property developer.
He ran ironmongers in Ennis, Co.Clare.
Listed at marriage 1855 as of Ennis.

He mar 1855 to Eliza Lysaght [or Elizabeth, born 1833, or poss. 1834].
She may descend (not proved) through Nugent from Edward I and Aoife Mac Murrough and Strongbow and Brian Boru.

Michael and Eliza were living Jail St, Ennis, at son's birth 1867 (this would be Gaol St, now O'Connell St).
He built up successful ironmongers and hardware business, Rynne and Co. Ltd, 31 O'Connell St and Market St, Ennis (see map).
In 1884 he purchased a big 18th century house, Springfield (or "Springfield House"), Ennis. This building had formerly been used as St. Flannan's college (where his son was educated).
He died at Springfield, Dec 23, 1895, age 67 or 68 yrs.
See death cert from here.
He was bur Drumcliff Cemetery, Ennis, Co.Clare.

Eliza lived to see her son Dr. Michael die early in July 1907 in England.
She died 7 Sept 1907, aged 74 years [grave], think NOT 1908.
Can't find death in [GROI]. Could she have died in England?
She was bur Drumcliff Cemetery, Ennis, Co.Clare.
Michael and Eliza had issue:

  1. Dr. Michael Rynne,
    Michael Andrew Lysaght Rynne,
    known as "Micko" (see 18 June 1902 letter) or "Micho" (see 1899 letter) or "Miko", NOT "Mickso",
    born 29 Sept 1867, Jail St, Ennis (this would be Gaol St, now O'Connell St) [GROI].

Grave of Michael Rynne and Eliza Lysaght.
Drumcliff Cemetery, Ennis, Co.Clare.
Photo 2008. From Clare County Library.

Springfield House, Ennis

Springfield House, Ennis, 1913.
From Limerick City Museum.

Springfield House, Ennis, c.1900 (rear view).
From Limerick City Museum.

Springfield House, Ennis (red cross) on 1887 to 1913 map.

Springfield House, Ennis, today.
2009 screenshot from street view.

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