Phil Lynott

Thin Lizzy

Lynott in 1978, photo by newsfocus1/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Philip Parris Lynott

Date of Birth: 20 August, 1949

Place of Birth: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 4 January, 1986

Place of Death: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, U.K.

Ethnicity:
*African-Guyanese (father)
*Irish (mother)

Phil Lynott was an Irish singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and poet. He was the lead singer, bass guitarist, and acustic guitarist of the rock band Thin Lizzy.

Phil was born in West Bromwich, England. He was the illegitimate son of Philomena “Phyllis” Lynott, an author and entrepreneur, and Cecil Parris. Phil’s mother was Irish, while his father was African-Guyanese, from Georgetown.

Phil was raised in Dublin, Ireland, by his grandmother. He considered himself Irish.

Phil had three children, including two with his wife, Caroline Crowther. Caroline was the daughter of comedian Leslie Crowther.

After Phil’s death, it was widely reported in the media that his father was Brazilian. This is not correct.

Phil’s maternal grandparents were Frank Lynott (the son of Michael Charles Lynott) and Sarah Finn.

Sources: http://www.express.co.uk
http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Birth record of Phil’s mother, Philomena Lynott – https://familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    His mother died. My condolences. :(

  2. Manila says:

    Correct his maternal grandfather’s name to Francis “Frank” Lynott, and was the son of John Francis Lynott and Florence Emily McDermott. Frank was born in Dublin. John was the son of Charles Michael Lynott and Mary Ann Shields. Florence was from London, England, and was the daughter of Thomas Henry McDermott and Jane Ward.

    Sarah was the daughter of Timothy Finn and Eliza Usher, and was born in Dublin. Timothy was the son of Timothy Finn and Eliza Moran. Eliza was the daughter of Peter Usher and Eliza Craig.

    Marriage record of Phil’s maternal grandparents, Francis Lynott and Sarah Finn – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1923/09185/5322284.pdf

    Birth record of Phil’s maternal grandfather, Francis Lynott – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1897/02107/1802180.pdf

    Marriage record of Phil’s maternal great-grandparents, John Francis Lynott and Florence Emily McDermott – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1885/10868/5968689.pdf

    Birth record of Phil’s maternal grandmother, Sarah Finn – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1898/02074/1791812.pdf

    Marriage record of Phil’s maternal great-grandparents, Timothy Finn and Eliza Usher – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1894/10571/5850906.pdf

    Birth record of Phil’s maternal great-grandfather, Timothy Finn – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1872/03262/2195916.pdf

    Birth record of Phil’s maternal great-grandmother, Eliza Usher – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1872/03236/2186172.pdf

  3. neiltennant says:

    why he died so young ?

    maybe he would have become a superstar in the late 80s and early 90s

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