Descendants of 'unknown' EGAN (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Second Generation


2. John EGAN ('unknown' ) was born about 1802 in Dublin. He died on 4 Feb 1861 in 14 North Crescent, St. Giles, London. He was buried on 9 Feb 1861 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave no. 6928).

John was a tailor. He died of bronchitis (duration four weeks) and congestion of the lungs.

John married Mary CUNNINGHAM about 1832 in probably London. Mary was born about 1813 in St. Pancras, London. She died after 1890.

They had the following children.

  4 F i
Rebecca EGAN was born about 1833 in probably London.

Rebecca may have died as a child as there is no documented trace of her after the 1841 census.
  5 F ii
Mary L. EGAN was born about 1836 in St. Giles, London. She died in bet 1901 and 1911 in probably London.

At the time of the 1871 census Mary and her husband, Archibald, were living at 158 Belsize Road, Hampstead, London. It appears Mary's mother and three younger sisters moved in with them after her marriage as they are listed with Mary and Archibald in both the 1871 and 1881 censuses. At the time of the 1881 census the family was living at 6 Westgate Terrace, Kensington, London, with Mary's brother Alfred also listed with them.

The 1901 census tells us that Mary and Archibold were living at the time in Fulham, London. Mary's sisters Fanny and Beatrice were living with them.

It would appear that Mary and Archibold had no children.
       
Mary married Archibald Joseph DUNN, son of Archibald DUNN and Margaret 'UNKNOWN', in 1865 in Marylebone, London. Archibald was born in May 1836 in Dublin. He was christened on 1 Jun 1836 in St. Mary's Pro Cathedral, Dublin. He died in probably 1917 in probably Kensington, London.

Archibald was a bank clerk according to the 1871 census. By the time of the 1901 census he was a journalist and author. It is likely that Archibald was the same Archibald Joseph Dunn (1836-1917) who wrote 'The Bankers' Clearing House: Some Suggestions as to its Extension and Further Development'(published 1874), 'Frederic Ozanam and the Establishment of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul' (1877), 'The Rise and Decay of the Rule of Islam' (1877), 'St. Louis du Rhone, the New French Port in the Mediterranean' (1880), 'Mexico and her Resources' (1890), 'The Tehuantepec Railway, A New Through Route to the East (1896), 'Turkey and its Future' (1905), 'British Interests in the Persian Gulf' (1907) and 'Santo Dominingo: its Resources and its Future' (1911).

In The Edinburgh Gazette of 28 July 1893 is a list of 'Bankrupts' from the London Gazette which includes Archibald. At this time he was a journalist, living at 36 Avonmore Road, West Kensington, London.
+ 6 M iii Thomas Joseph EGAN was born about 1837. He died on 20 Oct 1907.
  7 M iv
John EGAN was born about 1840 in St. Giles, London.

John may have died as a child as there appears to be no documented trace of him after the 1841 census.
  8 M v
Edmund Francis EGAN was born on 23 Mar 1844 in 21 Chenies St., St. Giles, London. He died on 28 Mar 1926 in Chiswick, London. He was buried on 31 Mar 1926 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.

Edmund was educated at Gravelines in northern France and at St. Edmund's College in Hertfordshire. He was ordained a priest at St. Thomas's Seminary in Hammersmith, London in December 1870. Apart from a brief period ministering in Essex after his ordination Edmund spent his entire religious life working in London. In 1871 he went to the Church of the Assumption, Warwick St. where he remained for 24 years. He then served for 12 years in the parish of St. Charles, Ogle St. before being appointed in 1906 as missionary rector at Our Lady of Grace and St. Edward in Chiswick where he served for the rest of his life.
  9 F vi
Frances (Fanny) Julia EGAN was born in 1849 in St. Giles, London. She died on 17 Feb 1937 in Surrey.

Fanny is listed in the 1871 census as a member of the household of her sister and brother-in-law Mary and Archibald Dunn in Hampstead, London. Also listed are her other sisters, Alice and Beatrice. All three unmarried sisters appear again with Mary and Archibald in the 1881 census, along with their brother Alfred, at 6 Westgate Terrace, Kensington, London. Fanny and Beatrice were single and still with Mary and Archibald 10 years later, this time in Fulham, London.

At the time of her death, in 1937, Fanny was living at 14 Old Deer Park Gardens, Richmond, Surrey.
  10 F vii
Alice EGAN was born on 28 Jan 1851 in 14 North Crescent, St. Giles, London.

Alice is listed in the 1871 census as a member of the household of her sister and brother-in-law Mary and Archibald Dunn in Hampstead, London. Included with Alice are her other sisters, Fanny and Beatrice. All three unmarried sisters are listed again with Mary and Archibald in the 1881 census, along with their brother Alfred, at 6 Westgate Terrace, Kensington, London.
+ 11 M viii Alfred Joseph EGAN was born about 1852. He died in 1908.
  12 F ix
Eliza Beatrice Rose (Beatrice) EGAN was born in 1855 in 14 North Crescent, St. Giles, London. She died after Apr 1926.

Beatrice is listed in the 1871 census as a member of the household of her sister and brother-in-law Mary and Archibald Dunn in Hampstead, London. Included with Beatrice are her other sisters, Fanny and Alice. All three unmarried sisters are listed again with Mary and Archibald in the 1881 census, along with their brother Alfred, at 6 Westgate Terrace, Kensington, London. Beatrice and Fanny were single and still with Mary and Archibald - in Fulham, London - 10 years later. And we know from the 1926 obituary of her brother Edward that Beatrice, who would have been about 70 years of age at the time, had not married.

A death record has been located on the FreeBMD website for a Beatrice R. Egan who died in Surrey North East in 1934 aged 78. I think it likely that this is our Beatrice.

3. Mary Ann EGAN ('unknown' ) was born about 1813 in Dublin. She died on 29 Dec 1887 in 8 Tavistock St., St. Giles North, London. She was buried on 3 Jan 1888 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.

It is a possibility that Mary Ann's parents' names were William Egan and Mary Gallagher as a baptismal record has been located (om www.irishgenealogy.ie) for a Maria A. Egan, daughter of Gulielmi (Latin version of William) Egan and Maria A. Gallagher, who was baptised in the parish of St. Nicholas, Dublin (where our Mary Ann was married) on 4 December 1814. This baptismal date ties in roughly with Mary Ann's age as given in a number of censuses, and it is the only baptismal record I have come across for any Mary Ann Egan who was born in Dublin around this time (census information tells us that our Mary Ann was born in Dublin). However, this is not sufficient proof that the Mary Ann Egan who was baptised in St. Nicholas's parish on 4 December 1814 is our Mary Ann who married John Lynch in 1833.     

At the time of the 1841 census Mary Ann, her husband, John, and their family were living on Greek Street, Soho in London. Twenty years later, at the time of the 1861 census, the family was at 57a Charlotte Street, St Pancras in London, and the 1881 census tells us that Mary Ann, by now a widow, was living at 8 Tavistock St., St. Giles, Finsbury, London. Listed with her are her daughters Abigail and Anna and son William, all single, and young grandchildren Teresa and Rosa Turner (the daughters of Mary Ann's daughter Teresa).

Mary married John LYNCH on 13 Feb 1832 in Parish of St. Nicholas, Dublin. John was born about 1806 in Ireland. He died on 19 Oct 1873 in 27 Great Russell Street, St. Giles North, London. He was buried on 23 Oct 1873 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.

It is thought that our Lynch family may have had Galway origins. I am very grateful to Ursula Staszynski, a great-great-great-granddaughter of John Lynch, above, for sharing the results of her considerable research into the Lynch family.

According to the 1841 and 1861 censuses of England and Wales, John was a tailor. According to his death certificate, John died of enteritis, the duration of which was 12 days. His son William was present at his death.

John is buried, along with his wife, Mary Ann, in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London. Unfortunately, their grave was public (a cheaper option than private) and when the cemetery needed to create new private graves in 1980 public graves had their headstones removed and the public area was covered over with a new mound of earth. Although John and Mary Ann's grave was undisturbed no trace of it is now visible, although we do know that they were buried in plot no. 89 in section NP.

The Lynch surname, one of the most common in Ireland, is unusual in that it comes from two distinct sources. The first of these is the Norman 'de Lench' family which settled in Co. Meath, a branch later establishing itself in Co. Galway where they rapidly became one of the strongest of the famous Tribes of Galway. The second origin of the surname is the Irish 'Ó Loingsigh', meaning 'seamen'. Considering the importance of the sea in Irish life, the surname arose quite separately in a number of areas, including Clare/Limerick, Sligo, west Cork, Cavan, Donegal, and the north Antrim/Derry region.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Henrico (presumably Henry) English and Brigida (presumably Bridget) Grady.

Mary and John had the following children.

+ 13 F i Jane LYNCH was born about 1834. She died on 22 Jul 1902.
  14 F ii
Abigail (Abby) LYNCH was born about 1835 in St. Martin's, London. She died on 22 Dec 1916 in Hanwell, Middlesex.

Abby never married. According to the 1861 census she worked as a milliner. By the time of the 1881 census she was a dressmaker and living with her widowed mother. By 1901 she was living at 10 Doughty St., St. Pancras, London with her sister Anna Maria and brother William. Ten years later she was still at the same address and living with Anna Maria and her widowered brother John (William had died in 1906).
  15 M iii
Edward LYNCH was born about 1837 in London. He died on 15 Nov 1902 in Cheshire. He was buried on 19 Nov 1902 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave 2556).

Edward became a priest. According to his obituary in the 22 November 1902 edition of The Tablet "Sedgley Park [in Wolverhamption] was his first college, after which he proceeded to Ushaw [County Durham], where he finished his studies and stayed on for some time as a professor" (the 1861 census tells us he was a student at the time at St. Cuthbert's College, a seminary in Ushaw). "Leaving college he went as curate first to St. Werburgh's, Chester" (the 1871 census tells us he was serving at St. Werburgh's). "He next moved to St. Lawrence's, Birkenhead, then to Shrewsbury, then back again to the mission of Our Lady Star of the Sea at Seacombe" (he was at St. Joseph's Presbytery, Wheatland Lane, Seacombe at the time of the 1881 census). "Returning to his first mission of St. Werburgh's, Chester, he remained there till his death" (the 1891 census tells us he was at St. Werburgh's Presbytery, and according to the 1901 census he was living on Union St. in Chester).

After Edward's death probate was granted to Canon Thomas John Marsden and to George Butler, husband of his sister Jane. He left effects amounting to £805 2s. 4d.
  16 M iv
John Joseph LYNCH was born on 7 Feb 1840 in 54 Greek St., Soho, London. He died on 21 Aug 1912 in 10 Doughty St., St. Pancras, London.

According to the 1861 census John was a compositor (type setter). At the time of the 1881 census John and his wife, Maria, were living at 4 Archer Street, Kensington, London and John was working as a bootmaker. They later moved to 34 and then 98 Hazellville Road, Islington, London. They had no children. After Maria's death in 1903 John moved in with his sister Abby who lived 10 Doughty St., St. Pancras, London.

Vera Connolly, a niece of Maria's, would marry Joseph's grandnephew Bob Hussey in 1921.
       
John married Maria Eliza CONNOLLY, daughter of John CONNOLLY and Maria KERSLAND, in Oct 1872 in St. Aloysius Chapel, St. Pancras, London. Maria was born on 23 Jul 1845 in 56 Barclay St., St. Pancras, London. She died on 19 Jun 1903 in 98 Hazellville Road, Islington, London.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Frank Castle Turner (a brother-in-law of John) and Georgina Connolly (probably Maria's sister). John's address at the time was 27 Great Russell Street, St. Giles, London, the address of his parents; and Maria's address was 11 Wharfdale Road, Islington, London, her parents' address.

  17 M v
William Stephen LYNCH was born about 1841 in St. Anne's, London. He died on 4 Feb 1906 in St. Pancras, London (probably 10 Doughty St.).

According to the 1861 and 1881 censuses William was a chronometer (watch) maker. He never married and lived with his sisters Abby and Anna Maria at 10 Doughty St., St. Pancras towards the end of his life.
  18 F vi
Anna Maria LYNCH was born about 1844 in St. Giles, London. She died after 22 Dec 1916.

According to the 1881 census, Anna was a dressmaker. She never married.
  19 M vii
Albert Henry LYNCH was born about 1846 in London. He died on 13 Apr 1854 in 192 Tottenham Court Road, North St. Giles, London.

Albert was only seven years of age when he died of enteritis.
+ 20 F viii Teresa L. LYNCH was born about 1849. She died on 1 Jun 1881.

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