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I'm looking for birth records of Josiah (Joshua) Flynn. From UK census should be Cornwall circa 1798 but nothing shows from usual searches - ancestry, familysearch, cornwall parish records etc. Where else can I look?

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on 2010-12-07 00:29:36

jonson2 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2010. is researching the following names: FLYNN.

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by ellenmaureen on 2011-08-03 09:19:31

hi i am sending this info to sure the your family
1841 census fredrick st portsea portmouth hamphire
joshua flynn age 45 navy b-1796 tanhant cornwall
elizabeth flynn 35 b-1806 kent
joshua 9 b-1832 hampshire
elizabeth 5 b-1836 same
mary 3 b-1838 s/a

let me know if you think these people are your family, more children in the 1851. best regard ellemaureen

by jonson2 on 2011-08-03 16:10:01

Many thanks for your info on Joshua Flynn in the 1841 census. It is my family but I am now looking for records of Joshua's birth. The place of birth recorded in the census is nonexistent and I have no idea of his parentage at this stage. I appreciate your interest.
Kind regards

by asheppard on 2011-08-06 03:36:02

Try this site it has a list of Parishes and contacts for information they may be able to help you.

The parish could be Talland, the Census collector may have written what he thought he heard.


happy hunting

by jonson2 on 2011-08-06 07:41:34

Thank you. I will give it a try.

by wakela on 2011-11-07 08:18:44

I tried running your information through http://www.findmypast.co.uk without any luck. Unfortunately, one of the problems that I have found on is that sometimes a middle name was used on the census instead of the first name. Or even a different last name then the birth name.

I believe that I was able to locate one of the children though. If you are able to get the birth records, that might give you at least the maiden name of the mother. From there you might be able to locate a marriage certificate. The marriage certificate can give you the parents of Josiah.

Believe me, I know all about having to go about the search in really convoluted ways in order to get what I need.

Here is the BMD info on the child I was able to locate.

Name: FLYNN, Mary Ann
Registration District: Portsea Island
County: Hampshire
Year of Registration: 1838
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's Maiden Name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume No: 7
Page No: 128

Good luck!

by jonson2 on 2011-11-07 17:14:09

Thank you for you very helpful information. That is his daughter's birth registration so I will follow up on the marriage certificate.
Sonia M.

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