I am looking for information about my GG Grandmother, ANN FLYNN and the FLYNNs of or near Ballyandreen, Ballycotton.
Here is what I know about ANN FLYNN:
JOHANNA FLYNN appears in the records as ANN, JOHANNA and NANCY FLYNN (FLINN and FLING)! She was born ±1830 and died after 1873. She was, most likely, from Ballyandreen.
Does anyone know if there are Flynns still represented there?
There are three Flynn listings in Grifith's Valuation of County Cork 1851-1853:
Flynn Denis Ballycottin, Cloyne Flynn John Ballybranagh, Cloyne Flynn John Town of Cloyne, Spital Lane, Cloyne
ANN FLYNN married PATRICK DARGAN (DORGAN) of Carrigkilter, Ballintemple in the early 1850s but I have been unable to find a marriage record. Any suggestions?
ANN FLYNN is most likely buried in the ancestral Dorgan cemetery at Ballymacoda Hill Cemetery, Shanagarry, East Cork.
There is a church baptismal record that Patrick and Nancy (synonym for Ann and Johannah) Dorgan were the godparents of Michael John Shinnick who was born December 18, 1873 in Ballycatoo, Midleton, Cloyne, County Cork. He was baptized in St. Colman's Church, Cloyne on December 20, 1873. His parents were John Shinnick of Ballycatoo, East County Cork and Elizabeth Dorgan of Ballybraher, Parish of Cloyne, East County Cork. John Shinnick and Elizabeth Dorgan were married 20 FEB 1973 at St. Colman's, Cloyne. Elizabeth Dorgan was the daughter of Patrick Dargan and Ann (Nancy, Johanna) Flynn.
Here is what I know about PATRICK DARGAN (DORGAN)
Patrick is listed in the Valuation of Tenements 1855 in Carrigkilter, Ballintemple (Churchtown South) as Patrick DARGAN. Maurice Cusack leased the land in Carrigkilter before 1855 and Patrick DARGAN later leased the same land about 1855. The landlord's name was Thomas Garde Durdin. Thomas Garde Durdin would arrive in East Cork from England each year to collect the rents. While in Cork he stayed at one of his estates: Shanagarry "Castle" or Sunville House. Thomas Garde Durdin is listed in Griffith's Valuation, June 1853 - Civil Parish of Balliintemple, Barony of Imokilly as being the Landlord with an Office, Land and Plantation.
In the 1855 Landlord Index of "County Cork Encumbered Estates" (Volume 4, FHL Film No. 25883), Thomas Garde Durdin, Esq. sold his land holdings at auction on 19 June 1855. At the time he held the "Lands of Killderrig, Carrigkilter, Coalvodig otherwise Sunviille, Ballybraher West, Snugborough, Ballyronahan, Ballybraher East, Ballinamona, and part of Shanagarry - 19 June 1855."
This is the date that Patrick Dargan "bought" his farm ... a farm that he had formerly "leased" from Thomas Garde Durdin. This is the first recorded DARGAN (DORGAN) "deed of sale" since the English Reformation of the late 1500s. I have a copy of this deed from the Dublin Archives.
I would appreciate any thoughts, hints, suggestions or comments.