Lily Reynolds in “Très Casual” mode

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Who was Lily (or Lillie?) Reynolds, and what can we find out about her?

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Collection: Piaras Béaslaí Collection

Date: 1914

NLI Ref: BEA116

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2021 08:32:02

    Married to James Connolly?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Apr/2021 08:39:36

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Too old in 1914, and already long since married.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Apr/2021 09:00:17

    08:45 ? Negotiable ...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2021 09:19:31

    Only one suitable candidate by that name in 1911: Lily Reynolds

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2021 09:32:22

    No wedding or engagement ring.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 16/Apr/2021 09:45:13

    Two things - the fact that she's wearing a wristwatch is interesting. Now, there were wristwatches since the 19th century, but I get the impression that they only became popular at about the time of the 1st World War. A woman wearing a wristwatch in 1914 strikes me as unusual. The second thing - this is surely a clue - the Catalogue to Piaras Béaslaí's papers - see page 163 - (17) Reynolds, Lily / Baeur, Lily, The Bailey, Duke St, Dublin, and London. Subjects include Béaslaí’s plans for visits to London, the break up of Lily Baeur’s marriage, Béaslaí’s articles in the Sunday Dispatch in 1937, and general personal matters. A reply from Béaslaí is attached to one of the letters. 19 items, 1929-38. Also page 233 (5) Assorted post-card photographs, including the Gaelic League Oireachtas, Lily Reynolds, Gearóid Ó Lochlainn, Gerald Kelly, and Ciss. 18 items, 1914-38 and undated.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 16/Apr/2021 10:32:24

    I haven't been able to sniff out anything in the civil records or census that looks like a lead. Assuming that the photo is of Lily Baeur/Reynolds, I'm guessing that she's more likely to be found in the British records. Given that Béaslaí grew up in England, he is likely to have had plenty of friends and connections. Note also the topics of the correspondence between them.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 16/Apr/2021 11:56:02

    Piaras Béaslaí was working as a journalist and was associated with the IRA at about this time, I assume she's the subject of a news item. I can't find anything.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Apr/2021 13:29:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Good find in the catalogue. Likely to be in the UK census/marriage/divorce/death records rather than ours.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Apr/2021 17:32:18

    I’ve tried having a look at what I can find in various UK records, but there are too many Lily Reynolds and basically no Baeurs (or Bauers) that I can find. Béaslaí’s articles in the Sunday Dispatch in 1937 are about Michael Collins, serialised over several weeks, so they don’t seem to be any help.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 16/Apr/2021 20:33:02

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I suspect we may have to wait until someone can look at the Béaslaí papers in the NLI.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 17/Apr/2021 06:31:34

    www.geni.com/people/Lillie-Reynolds/6000000017549558961 For Lillie Reynolds Connolly www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/revolutionary-wives-auth... twitter.com/jamesconnollyvc/status/1368914847090479114 "Áras Uí Chonghaile | James Connolly Visitor Centre @JamesConnollyVC Mar 9 Lillie Reynolds, born in Wicklow, met James Connolly at a bus stop in Dublin in 1888. They married in 1890 & had 7 children. Through all the challenges in their life, Lillie not only held the Connolly family home together, but supported James in his political endeavours." www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/book-reviews/the-1... www.google.com.au/search?q=Lillie+Reynolds+ireland&bi...

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 23/Apr/2021 08:00:05

    just beautiful!

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    jamica1

    • 25/Apr/2021 21:53:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealyMe too; I was struck by the wrist watch.