While searching for my RUSSELL family from Seagoe parish in Co Armagh, I came across the following in the 1911 census for Drumgor, Seagoe (Film 1999559 Kernan):
John LYNASS, head, Church of Ireland, age 75 Mary LYNASS, wife,Church of Ireland, age 68 Thomas John LYNASS, son, Church of Ireland, age 43 Wm Robert LYNASS,son, Church of Ireland, age 41 Thomas John RUSSELL, grandson, Church of Ireland, age 6
I didn't write down all the details of the Lynass family, as it was the Russell grandson that caught my eye. It looks like his mother was a Lynass, and his father was a Russell.
My RUSSELL family had left Drumgor after the 1901 census. But there is an odd connection here. In the 1901 Drumgor census my Rebecca RUSSELL was listed with her children, but her husband (Robert RUSSELL) was not there. I knew that their daughter Elizabeth had moved to Partick (Glasgow) by 1903, as she married Hugh PARKER there in June 1903. I checked the 1901 census for Partick, Lanark in case Robert RUSSELL had gone there before the rest of the family. I believe I have found him (correct age, birthplace and marital status)living at 6 John St, Partick with 2 boarders - Joseph DYNAS aged 24 (born Ireland) and Robert ADAMSON aged 50 years (born Ireland).
The IGI shows no "Dynas" names in Ireland, so I am assuming the enumerator misspelt it and the name should have been LYNAS. Either this is a series of coincidences or the families are connected. What do you think?