Humphrys genealogy

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Stephen Rynne

Stephen Rynne and Alice Curtayne at their wedding in 1935.
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Stephen Rynne,
born 25 Oct 1901.
He is not listed with mother at Strand House in census 1911, must be at boarding school.
He was educ Clongowes.
He was an extra in Jim Sullivan's film Knocknagow (shot 1917, released 1918).
Studied agriculture in England and Denmark.
From 1932 he lived, wrote and farmed at Downings House, Prosperous, Co.Kildare.

He mar 1935 [him age 34, her age 37] to Alice Curtayne.

Stephen was a writer and radio broadcaster on Irish traditions, etc.
He was also a journalist with Irish Press.
His works include:

Alice was a writer.
Her works include: Stephen was a contributor to long-running RTE Radio 1 program Sunday Miscellany (started 1969).
He died 12 Dec 1980, Dublin North union, age 79 yrs.
He was bur at Killybegs cemetery, near Prosperous, Co.Kildare (see map). See grave.
Alice died 1981, age 83 yrs, bur Co.Kildare with husband.
Stephen and Alice had issue:

  1. Bríd Ní Rinn.
    She mar Eugene Norrby.
    They had issue:

    1. Bríd Óg Norrby, mar Marc Sagarzazu and had issue:
      1. Éimhín Sagarzazu.
      2. Sorcha Sagarzazu.
      3. Doireann Sagarzazu.

  2. Catherine Rynne.

  3. Davoc Rynne.

  4. Andrew Rynne.
    He mar Anne Hughes.
    They had issue:

    1. Lorcan Rynne.
    2. Caoilfhionn Rynne.

Background: Stephen Rynne and Alice Curtayne (married 1935).
Foreground: Peter O'Mara (born 1925), Mary Rynne, (must be one of Stephen and Alice's daughters).
Location unknown.
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From [P40/914]. Used with permission of [UL Archives].


Alice Curtayne


John Curtayne, carriage builder, 2 Upper Castle St, Tralee, in [Slater's Directory, 1894].

Video about Alice Curtayne by Perry O'Donovan. Also here.

Extract from video.

Alice Curtayne.
From Project Alice Curtayne.

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