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Looking for name of town in Ireland that John Flynn is from

Query by wakela

We had been searching for years and years trying to come up with information regarding my mom's maternal grandfather. I know that back in the 1990s, my mom and her sister hired a genealogy detective to attempt to locate information on him.

What we knew was the he was born in Ireland in the late 1800s. We knew that he migrated to Kilsyth, Scotland where he met & married my mom's maternal grandmother, Mary Reynolds. We know they had several children (Mary Flynn born 1899, Edward Flynn born 1902, Owen Flynn born 1904, and Ann Flynn born 1908). We know that not long after my maternal grandmother (Ann Flynn) was born, he left the family. There were several rumors going around. One was the had died and the other was he left to go to America.

I finally found him through FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JF9Z-TPL). They showed him as having emigrated aboard the SS California to the US on Dec 13, 1909. I checked the Ellis Island site and was able to locate him on the site.

From there, I verified that it was indeed him. In the field marked as closest living relative he had listed Mrs. Flynn. The location for her was Charles Street, Scotland. The John Flynn in my tree lived at 26 Charles Street, Kilsyth, Scotland according to the prior census. The family remained there on the 1911 census. However, John was already gone and Mary's second husband had already moved in. However, she wasn't married to her second husband yet.

I am hoping that someone may be able to read the name of the town that he was born in. I do know that John Flynn was not able to read nor write. So the town name could be spelled incorrectly.

Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated!!

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on 2012-02-28 11:48:51

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by Meury73 on 2014-09-14 00:45:10

I saw this question elsewhere, and wondered about it, because I am also looking for a John Flynn, and there are so many of them, especially missing ones. This has left me really interested in the names of Irish towns, so your puzzle has always been there in the back of my mind. Indeed, I do think that it is a spelling problem. You may have found your man, but I feel that I should give you a suggestion as to what name I would look for.

I think that the Bru. . . spelling is too limiting, so I have looked at the general shape of the word, which has only one true 'high' letter, and that is B. One such placename leapt out at me this morning when I was looking for our John.

It is Burriscarra.

Now I just have to figure out where I saw it. I'll get back to you when I do, unless you have already found what you need.

Good hunting.

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