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Seeking research on 'SCANLON' if anyone has links to this IRISH family name, please help my research and post any details no matter how small the link. If by chance you have any old photographs showing members of the Scanlon family, please do consider posting a copy on site. It may help one of the Scanlon researchers find that important missing link.

My grandmother was called Ellen Agnes Scanlon and she was born in 1885,in Wallsend, and lived in Hebburn on Tyne-North of England.

Siblings that I am aware of include sisters, Siobiner (Dinah) and Sarah Scanlon, they both moved from the North East down to Portsmouth and worked and lived there till they died.
The two brothers Peter and Phelan Scanlon left England for a new life one going to America and the other to Canada.

My g-grandfather was called Phelan born 1863.(born Ireland) Phelan worked in the Shipyards as a riveter. His wife my g-grandmother was called Bridget born 1864(nee Brannon) they married on 14th February 1884 and lived in Hebburn on Tyne

I have recently found a number of family photographs of those listed in my Journals. Maybe your relations were friends of my family members and you may have old photos in albums. If you do please post a message giving details of when the photos were taken. Sincere Thank You to all who can help with information. regards Summer

The photograph shows Ellen Agnes Scanlon.....Sister to Sarah and Dinah

Surnames: SCANLON
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by Summers76 Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2006-08-07 18:30:50

Summers76 , from Northumberland and Durham England, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2006. is researching the following names: SCANLON, LYDON, SCANLONFAMILYPHOTOGRAPHS and 2 other(s).

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by allycat on 2006-08-07 19:39:39

Dear Summers76, You should be able to access your grandmother's details from the 1891 Census as she would have been 6 years old. The Census will have recorded head of household, names, occupations, ages, address of abode, and any visitors on Census night.

Then you can get someone to do lookups on your behalf from the parish registry records.

All this can be done at - Free Genealogy. Just join up as a free member, similar to familytreecircles.

Goto the England board - whatever county that Hebburn was in...Census Lookup Requests.

Then share your newly found information back here on familytreecircles with an update.

Editor 'allycat'
in Australia.

by Summers76 on 2006-08-08 16:31:19

Message for 'Allycat'special thank you for posting the census info, and the website details, truly I will be visiting both soon. Regards Summer

by allycat on 2006-08-08 20:30:19

Cheers Summers76, glad to spread some happiness around. Let us know what you find out.....

(Census data is available 1841-1901 in England, so once you find your grandmother's family, you can go back further.)

And another reminder to everyone to check LDS Family Search

Someone IS researching your ancestors this very minute!

Also try and do Surname Navigator on each and every one of your surnames. You will be amazed just how much internet stuff is out there.


by kiwikaz on 2006-08-22 00:50:50

I have a 1/ Hannah Scanlon born: Abt 1871 in Listowel, Kerry, Ireland. died:29 May 1948, Queensland, Australia. She married William Healey Symonds on 3 Apr 1897 in Queensland, Australia.2/ Mary Scanlon born: Abt 1841, Listowel,Kerry,Ireland. died: 2 Aug 1896, Queensland,Australia. who married William Gummow Symonds on 18 Jul 1881 in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia...Hannah and Mary may possibly be sisters who married brothers.
I also have a 3/ Katharine Scanlon born: 4 Sep 1862, Montclair,Essex,New Jersey,USA, who married Richard Buck Sherman on 10 Jul 1894 at Brooklyn,Kings,New York,USA

by Summers76 on 2006-08-22 07:01:13

Hello Kiwikaz

Many thanks for posting the information I will have to cross-match the info with what I have on file (fingers crossed..they maybe related ).

Have you by any chance posted any of your details on 'RootsChat.Com' it maybe worth you taking a look at the site. I have a few other links to Irish sites, drop me another message if you would like me to pass them on for you.

I will keep your details on hand so as I research SCANLON if I note any links to your names I will pass the info on....cheers and thank you. Summer

by Summers76 on 2006-08-25 16:57:15

Hello Kiwikaz.....I am still checking my data on SCANLON Family.
You gave details of a Katharine Scanlon born 4th September 1862, in New Jersey you have details regarding her parents? cheers and thank you . Summer

by Summers76 on 2006-09-19 16:58:50

Hello Kiwikaz

Following a look through my papers at the moment I can not find any connection to the Scanlon names you mentioned in your post.
What I will do is keep your names handy and each time I get new data I will cross check with yours

cheers Summer

by Ajax on 2008-07-16 14:15:10

Hi Summers76, we might be cousins. My gt-grandfather,
Thomas Scanlon, b 1835, d 1896, was from Tipperary
Ireland.He married Bridget Holloran,b1843, d 1893,was
from Cork, Ireland. They came to America about 1863 &
settled in New Britain, Ct. Three of their kids were
born in England,the rest ( 5 )were born in New Britain Ct. Somewhere along the Family Tree we must
be related.I have more info that I'll add at a later

by Summers76 on 2008-07-16 15:27:01

Hi Ajax, thanks for posting your family info, we may indeed find out that we are distant cousins.
So many Scanlons left Ireland to seek work, its finding the missing links to our collective family trees.....Looking forward to reading the rest of your Scanlon info. cheers Summers

by Summers76 on 2010-10-20 08:26:58

Summers doing catch up on posts made regarding the Scanlon Family. If by chance you are a new member to the site. And you share the same name in your research files.
Please do read through my Journals on site and see if you have similar family links.
Now that I am retired I hope to follow up on any links that are passed on via other site members .sincere regards Summers

by LeonaWalker on 2010-11-15 07:20:37

Mary Scanlon, born Ireland 1827 was my gt st grandmother. she married William Owens in 1849 in Prescot Lancashire. Her address at the time was Green Bank, Widnes. Her children were born in Lancashire, Birmingham, Hull and Scotland, although I am struggling with the Scotland connection. All further info gratefully received. Leona

by Kawhio on 2012-03-14 21:51:19

Hi Summers76,
I have read all with interest.
The photo further back is not recognised by self.
All the names mentioned by all are all new to me.
My Uncle Bill(William) O'Scanlon was a tall strong,wide shouldered kind of man,about 6'/ or a little over at least.
He had a very quite and genital way of speaking.
He spoke very good English and was not hard to understand.
He was of a darker complication with all the looks of some Samon's that I have known.
Sadly I have no photo's of him or any off his siblings or their parents.
The only photo I have is of his wife Mary being a younger sister to my father Charlie Tupua Williams.
Sorry for the delay in answering,but things have been quite busy these past few months and still are.
Cheers Richard.

by Summers76 on 2016-02-07 14:03:24

Thank you to those who have posted info on Scanlon family roots above, while some maybe distant relations non are directly related to the Scanlons I am researching . regards summers

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