Re: Thomas Joyce & Nora Flynn - Brooklyn NY
Rick -Hi again.Home today because of the big Nor'easter and schools are closed (The blessings of working for a school - snow days)Your message is very interesting. My Flynn's are from Ballinrobe, Mayo. I have also been told that Flynn is not a common name from the county. My ggrandparents are buried in The New Cemetery in Kilmain and the descendants of the one Flynn son (who did remain to farm the land) now live in Galway.Short and stocky too!!
I really know nothing about the Joyce side at all, but checking through the census results I found a Thomas Joyce prior to marriage living with his brother-in-laws family the Flanagans. Well Nora married Mr. Joyce and her sister married the Flanagan on the census (I think) This leads me to believe that Mrs. Flanagan was a Joyce before her marriage.Of course there is never any relevance concerning names.The Irish did not have much imagination and everyone was named the same.And in those days you had to be baptized with a saint's name. (You should see the row my mother got into with the priest for naming me Lynne haha
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