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From: Lynne Simpson <>
Subject: [WOR] Frank Wormald Flinn, b. 1834 Worcester, Worcester
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 22:39:41 +1100
I am looking for Frank Wormald Flinn, b. 1833-4 in Worcester, christened at
All Saints, Worcester. Frank W Flinn was married to my gggrandma, Sarah
Jane, as her second husband.
The story as I have pieced it together so far seems to be that Frank was
the youngest son of William Flinn and Mary Roberts Gethin. It would appear
that the Flinn family name in that part of the world was associated with
brewers and maltsters. Frank seems to have been mentioned in the diary of
Charles Walker who worked as a bookkeeper/accountant with E H Needham. The
business seems to have been a commodities supplier (hops/coal/corn). Frank
resigned in May 1851 (making him about 18-19).
It appears that a Frank W Flinn married Isabella Gilchrist in Islington in
the December quarter of 1866 (making him about 33). Either one of them may
have been married previously. Frank Flinn went to India. While there, he
had four children and his wife died. He married Sarah Jane Lone, a widow
with three children, and they had another child in Madras East Indies in 1879.
In 1881 Frank and Sarah with their collective children, all appear in
Durham living at 13 Prissick Street in Hartlepool. Frank is running the
Waterloo Hotel and is described as a master joiner (retired).
In 1891 Sarah can be found living in Blackpool on her own means, alone in
the household of her daughter Elizabeth, although she is still listed as
In 1901 Sarah is listed as a widow living on her own means, still at the
same address in Blackpool. But there is a listing for a Frank W Flinn in
Sunderland aged 67 and working as an Innkeeper.
Can anyone confirm/deny any of the above? Can anyone tell me anything
further of the FLINN family in Worcester? Does anyone know where Frank
Flinn was in 1891? Does anyone know what Sarah Jane Lone's maiden name was?
Help would be much appreciated.
~~~8 April 1851
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