James Flynn

24 January 1870–
Pencaitland, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Flynn was born on 24 January 1870, in Pencaitland, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Flynn, was 32 and his mother, Christian Dodds, was 28. He lived in Ormiston, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881 and Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891.

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John Flynn
Christian Dodds
Mary Flynn
Philip Flynn
Christina Flynn
James Flynn
Janet Flynn
Ann Flynn
Janet Dodds Flynn
Johanna Flynn
Catherine Flynn
Martha Flynn

Parents and Siblings

    John Flynn





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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 4

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Age 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 32

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Floinn ‘descendant of Flann ’, a byname meaning ‘red(dish)’, ‘ruddy’. There were families of this name in various parts of Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Flynn in household of Philip Flynn, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • James Flynn in household of John Flynn, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • James Flynn in household of John Flynn, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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