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Friday, January 28, 2011

Sepia Saturday #59

Found this while doing some genealogy the other evening.
I had been notified of additional information to my tree by
This popped up when I entered Honora O'Flynn and William Logsdon.

St. Pauls' Church is located in downtown Baltimore, MD. Built in 1692, it is the church where my 6th great-grandparents, Honora O'Flynn married William Logsdon in 1723. The story surrounding Hanora is that she was bought for her steerage from Ireland on the Baltimore docks for one hogshead of tobacco. The Church is the oldest in Baltimore, built in 1692, an historic site.It is said that she was captured in Ireland and her father was King Edward O'Flynn. There were many kings in Ireland and of course they all were fighting all the time. She was called the "Captive Princess.."
 Additional information I found.

The History of King Edward O' Flynn of Ireland

In the 1500-1600's, Ireland was ruled by several Kings each with his own kingdom. Each of the Irish Kings (clans) were unhappy about paying taxes to England and when the King of England changed the religion from Roman Catholic to The Church of England, Episcopalian, (the King wanted to divorce his Queen and since it wasn't allowed in the Catholic Church he changed the country's religion) several Irish Kings refused to conform. British troops were sent into Ireland to force the issue and a war began. When the British would defeat one of the Kingdoms, they would burn, kill subjects, and kidnap young women to send to America as wives for the colonist. One of these young women was a daughter of the Irish King of the O'Flynn clan, Honora Mary O'Flynn. The red haired Irish Princess, Honora O'Flynn, a vibrant young woman and pious Catholic, was kidnapped and transported to America with many other young women and became the wife of William Logsdon in 1702 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland. There are several texts that have the story of Honora O'Flynn as well as being listed in county records in Maryland.. History of the England / Ireland wars is well documented and young Irish women were kidnapped for America wives. There is undoubtably an untold and unknown story which can be assumed and associated with King Edward, who came to America ( in search of his beloved daughter perhaps ? ), and settled in Carroll Co., Maryland near William & Honora.However I could find no other picture than the one shown above.The Logsdon families eventually moved to Washington County Kentucky where my grandmother Mary Elizabeth Logsdon, daughter of Charles Thomas and Margaret Willett Logsdon. married my grandfather George L. Edelen. They were the parents of my mother Margaret Ellen Edelen.

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Rudee said...

What an amazing and rich history, QMM! I love the photo of the church.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

QMM, love the history, so much I do not know about English Irish history but I do recall about King changing the official religion of the land for his purposes. I was hoping you'd found a photo of her, perhaps you will find it yet. Such a great heritage and story. Blessings.

Christine H. said...

Wow, what a colorful and exciting history you have!

Karen S. said...

Wow, it's just so worth checking into our family's history and receiving treats like that! great photo too!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I was surprised Pat, that I did not find a picture of her. There was a lot on her but it just the same thing on a lot of family trees. Which meant I found a lot of relatives of ours.

Anvilcloud said...

My goodness, you now only know who they were, but you know something about them.

Life Goes On said...

What great history and story. I never knew that Irish women were sent to the US to be wives. You learn something every day.

La Petite Gallery said...

What a very interesting story. That took a lot of searching I'll bet.
Pray for this snow to stop, my roof has a good 2 feet, I am trying to get some help to rake it off.
I just posted a story about the Haunted Hotel I had in Saluda NC. stop over..

Tattered and Lost said...

Great story. And how I would love to see that window with the light shining through it.

Melissa, Unboxer of Photos said...

What a wonderful story to add to your family history! Although I imagine it wasn't necessarily a wonderful life to live. Wonder what our descendants will think of our life stories?

Alan Burnett said...

What an amazing story, and one which is completely new to me, I knew nothing of it.

Nancy said...

Oh, can you imagine living her life? How hard it must have been! The church is beautiful. The church I attended as a child had a rose window. Inside during the day with the sun stream in, and outside at night when lights were on inside, it was exquisitely beautiful. I suspect the window at this church is beautiful, too.


to be torn away from her family and land to be shipped off to another country sounds barbaric to me, but sin and religion have been motivators for stranger actions...