Looking for Flannagan/Steward family of New Zealand
Update: This has now been solved. Thanks.
I have to say I am loving FTC.
So far with the few journal entries I have put up I have had pretty amazing success at getting information about long lost family details from helpful members!
So here goes the next one.
Note the spelling of the name is quite specific - not Flannigan, Flanagan, Flanigan, or Flanaghan (although this in its self is a problem - since even my family spelled it incorrectly and I've found some BDM records with the name misspelled as Flanagan).
Mary Flannagan (1895-1992) was my first cousin twice removed.
Her mother Mary Young was my great-aunt and I have covered her siblings in a previous journal here.
Mary Young married William (Bill) Flannagan (?-?) and had the following children with him:
Stanley John Flannagan (1900-1990)
Thomas William Flannagan (1900-1954)
Isabella Flannagan (1905-?)
Ann Flannagan (?-?)
Joseph Flannagan (?-?)
and of course the aforementioned Mary Flannagan.
Mary Flannagan married Arthur Henry Steward (1889-1948). It is not Steward Ancestors I am so much looking for as Arthur was descended from the Hamiltons, Gerards, Douglases etc all of which is well documented as British peerage.
Arthur and Mary possibly had three sons:
Allen Stanley Steward (1925-1997)
Maximilian (Max) Steward MBE (?-2003)
William (Bill) Steward (?-?)
I suspect Max may have been the well-known New Zealand Decathlete and trainer that passed away about ten years ago. His wife may have been a Shirley Steward. If I can find some more recent Stewards, they may have some knowledge of the other Flannagans of which details are sketchy.