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Wynne, Irene


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  • Name Wynne, Irene 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 6667 
    Residence 12 Oct 2008  Raithfarnham, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6667  Dowling-One-Name-Study
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2019 

    Mother Dooley, Delia 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Source: Irene Wynne [] 1 Oct 2008
      Hello Brian
      I sent you an e.mail on Sept 7th re: my grandfather Fintan Dooley who was from Abbeyleix, I was just wondering if you had received it and if at all you could be of any assistance to me finding out more about his family.
      Thanking you
      Irene Wynne

      On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Irene Wynne > wrote:
      Hello Brian
      I am trying to find out some information about my mothers family. My mother is Delia Dooley 80 years old, her father Fintan Dooley lived in Durrow, Abbeyleix in late 1890`s/early 1900`s, he worked as a stable boy in The Vesey House which we understand was the local English Landlords. In 1914 he left Abbeyleix to join the British Army, aged 15 and he served in both India and the Flanders. He was discharged having suffered blindness and married Ann Moran from Athy whose occupation was cook for a Lady Halley in Chelsea, England. Ann Moran`s father was called John Moran and he was a Cooper by trade based in Athy. Fintan and Ann lived in Chelsea for a while and returned to Inchicore in Dublin and had their family Delia, Patrick, Christine, Gerard and Mary Dooley there.
      In the early 1900`s Fintan`s familly emigrated to Philadelphia, USA, leaving Fintan behind in the care of a local man called Neddy, he was probably about 12 years old then. They lived in Fintan`s family cottage in Durrow, Abbeyleix. He had a sister Delia, who emigrated with his parents.
      We would be grateful if you could give us any information about Fintan and his family.
      Kind Regards
      Irene Wynne
      Sat 04Oct2008: Hi Brian
      Firstly I am sorry to hear that you have been ill with cancer and wish you a speedy recovery.
      Thank-you so much, it would appear from the information that you have given me that you have indeed found my late grandfather`s details.
      What I am searching for now is the background history on John Dooley, Finton`s Father who we know travelled to America. In findings it stated (Crossed out in favour of wife), do you know what this means?. Is there any way of tracing what happened to John Dooley and his wife and there should have been other siblings, I don`t know details of.
      The Son you mention, with question mark after, (not on your list) I have no knowledge of, do you have a name or date of birth or knowledge of where I might find out information?
      I was also wondering if it is possible that there may have been a photograph of 5th Divisional Artillery every taken, and if so where might I be able to obtain a copy.
      My mum, who is Finton`s daughter is eighty in December and the whereabouts of John Dooley and his wife and family have always been shrouded in mystery and tinged with sadness, as apparently they travelled to the states leaving Finton behind. It would mean so much to her and her two sisters, 79 and 83 who are also still wondering.
      I did know about Annie Josephine, who died as a little two or three year old, she also had a little sister Kathleen who died as a toddler as well. How accurate are the Finton and Annie`s wedding date as it would appear that Josephine was on the way before they married, is this right, better not let the mother know that, it would have been sacreligious in that generation.
      I really appreciate the information you have found for me and would be very grateful if you are able to answer these questions and maybe point me in the right direction as to where to go from here.
      Take care of yourself and looking forward to hearing from you in the future.
      God bless you

      Addendum from Irene:
      Apparently John Dooley`s profession was that of Salesman and my mother was told by Finton that when he came back to Ireland to visit Finton, he appeared quite affluent. I have applied for Finton`s birth cert and the response I got is that it is too difficult to locate due to lack of information. May have to go and visit Abbeyleix for it.
      I live in Rathfarnham, in Dublin, do you know it? Have you ever visited Ireland?