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Lyons of Mallow, Co.Cork


Lyons and Co., drapers, Mallow, Co.Cork, listed in [Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867].
This must be our John Lyons' business.

Notes by Patricia Lavelle in p.16 in [PAT/12] thought that the mother of Maria Agnes Lyons was Falvey of Tralee, and Maria Agnes visited the Falveys in Tralee with her small children.

However, we find that someone of Maria Agnes Lyons' generation, Mary Ellen Lyons, married Dr. Francis Falvey of Tralee. It would be her that Maria Agnes went to visit. She would be "Mary Ellen Lyons" who sp the baptism of Maria Agnes' dau in 1870. Also, Maria Agnes' husband Blennerhassett Cashel is one of the chief mourners at the funeral of Dr. Francis Falvey in 1904.
Mary Ellen Lyons looks like a 1st cousin of Maria Agnes rather than a sister (looks like different fathers).
For Maria Agnes Lyons' immediate family, we start with:

John Lyons.
Apparently of Mallow, Co.Cork.
I had once thought he was of Tralee, Co.Kerry, but I cannot now find why I thought this, and it seems incorrect.
It was remembered that John would sit round table after tea, and read the family Shakespeare or some other good literature.
Lyons and Co., drapers, Main St, Mallow (see map) are listed in [Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867, pp.314-316].
He is listed as John Lyons, draper, at his dau's marriage 1869 [GROI].
His dau's mar 1869 is wit by John Lyons of Mallow (would be him or a son John).
Lyons and Co., drapers, Main St, Mallow, are listed in [Slater's Directory, 1870].
At the baptism of Agnes Cashel in Mallow in 1870, the sponsor William Henry Cashel was "represented by John Lyons".
He had issue:

  1. Maria Agnes Lyons,
    NOT Mary Agnes,
    Pat Lavelle's notes have her as "Agnes", but almost all contemporary records, and her gravestone, say "Maria Agnes",
    born 1846.
    She was living Mallow, Co.Cork at mar 1869.
    She mar 30 Sept 1869 [St. Peter and Paul, Patrick St, Cork], [GROI], to Blennerhassett Cashel and had issue.
    Mar wit by John Lyons of Mallow and Mary Sheehy of Mallow.

  2. William Lyons ["Uncle William"].

Marriage of Maria Agnes Lyons and Blennerhassett Cashel, 30 Sept 1869 [St. Peter and Paul, Cork].
See other copy. From here.

Marriage of Maria Agnes Lyons and Blennerhassett Cashel in [GROI].
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Maria Agnes Lyons.
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Mary Ellen Lyons

As discussed above, Mary Ellen Lyons who married Dr. Francis Falvey is a close relation of Maria Agnes Lyons who married Blennerhassett Cashel.
They seem to have different fathers. Must be 1st cousins.

The following look like Mary Ellen's parents. (They are from Mallow. Also note that Mary Ellen named a dau Julia.)


Mary Ellen Lyons, bapt 1854, above is probably the same as the following, who married Dr. Francis Falvey.
Entry on Ancestry says the following is dau of a Michael Lyons.


Proof that Mary Ellen Lyons and Dr. Francis Falvey are connected to our family:
Chief mourners at the funeral of Dr. Francis Falvey in 1904 include Blennerhassett Cashel.
Falvey's wife and Cashel's wife must be 1st cousins.


Miscellaneous Lyons of Mallow


Miscellaneous Lyons of Mallow:


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