Friday, 30 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: Z is for Zilch

Genealogists always want to know where their ancestors are buried. It’s not just to see what else they might learn from their gravesites. It’s more than that. It’s a need to connect with them, to know they’re ‘at peace’. Many countless hours are spent seeking out their final resting places, so, to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each one. Z is for Zilch. I got Zilch! No Zees, Zero Zeds, Zippo, Zip!

Seriously though, not one single name in my (Irish!) family tree starts with the letter Z. Not surprising really - there is no Z in the Irish alphabet. The only potential candidate might have been EliZbeth (Mahon) Byrne, my paternal great-grandmother, who was born in 1869 and died in 1903, in Malahide, Co. Dublin. She at least had a Z in her name. But it's a stretch. Also, she was known as Bessie. Zounds!

Plus, I'm not sure where Elizabeth was buried. Family lore suggests she's in St David's in Kilsallaghan. Co. Dublin, but I believe that's doubtful. I suspect she was buried in the Abbey Graveyard at Malahide Castle, where her husband, Michael Byrne, subsequently followed, except they have no headstone, and there's nothing to support the theory Elizabeth was buried there either.

So I've Zilch, no Zees, Zero Zeds, Zippo, Zip... and just as we reached our Zenith too.

The 'A to Z April Challenge' - 26 blog posts, in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.

Thursday, 29 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: Y is for YJ 124 - James Byrne

Genealogists always want to know where their ancestors are buried. It’s not just to see what else they might learn from their gravesites. It’s more than that. It’s a need to connect with them, to know they’re ‘at peace’. Many countless hours are spent seeking out their final resting place, so to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each one. Y is for YJ 124, grave coordinate for James Byrne, my maternal great-grandfather.

James Byrne
Birth: 18 May 1874

8 Upper Mayor Street, Dublin, Ireland
Death:29 July 1948 (aged 74 years)
3 Lower Jane Place, Dublin, Ireland
Burial:       31 July 1948
Glasnevin Cemetery

Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland
Plot: St Patrick's Section, YJ - 124
Link to:   Memorial at Find A Grave

Headstone:
In loving memory ¦ of ¦ JAMES BYRNE ¦ died July 1948 ¦ CHRISTINA BYRNE ¦ died May 1947 ¦ FRANK BYRNE ¦ died January 1969 ¦ KATHLEEN BYRNE ¦ died March 1994 ¦ Late of Jane Place ¦ Seville Place ¦ Rest in Peace ¦ BYRNE
Funeral notice:
Evening Herald, 30 July 1948, p. 7
BYRNE (Dublin), July 29, 1948, at his residence, 3 Lr. Jane Place, Clate of the General Workers' Union Band, James Byrne, deeply regretted by his sons, daughters, son-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends. R.I.P. Remains will be removed this (Friday) evening at 8 p.m. to St. Laurence O'Toole's Church, Seville Place. Funeral after 10 o'c. Mass, to-morrow (Saturday) to Glasnevin.
Burial register:
Name: James Byrne
Age: 74 years
Residence: 3 Lr Jane Pl, Dublin
Mark of grave: St Patrick's, YJ-124
Date of death: 29 July 1948
Sex: Male
Rank or Occupation       Carter
Condition:Widower
Source: Dublin Cemeteries Trust                                      

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse:          Christina (Devine) Byrne (1867-1947, m. 1897)
Son: John Byrne (1898-1951)
Son: Jeremiah Byrne (1900-1959)
Son:Francis (Frank) Byrne (1900-1969)
Daughter:       Kathleen Byrne (1906-1994)
Son: James (Barney) Byrne (1907-1984)
Daughter: Annie (Byrne) Wynne (1910-1983)                           
Father:      
Francis Byrne (c. 1850-1912)
Mother:  Margaret (McGrane) Byrne (1851-1930)
Brother:      Myles Byrne (1873-1928)
Brother:Francis Byrne (1876-1950)
Brother: Charles Byrne (1878-1879)
Sister:Margaret (Byrne) Fay (1879-1932)
Sister: Mary Anne (Byrne) Vickers (Abt, 1882-1960)
Sister:Jane (Byrne) Fay (1883-1919)
Brother: John Byrne (1885-1930)
Brother:Michael Byrne (1887-1889)
Brother: Patrick Byrne (1890-1923)
Brother:Paul Byrne (1891-1959)
Sister: Kate Byrne (1893-1931)
Brother: Benjamin Byrne (1896-1966)

My intention is to create a virtual graveyard with a memorial for each of my ancestors. The category 'Theme: Virtual Graveyard', seen on the right, is the graveyard gate. Clicking here, you enter my graveyard. You can visit each grave, irrespective of where in the world they are physically located.

Links for my direct ancestors above are, or will be, to their memorial in the 'virtual graveyard' at Black Raven Genealogy. Links for members of their immediate family are to a memorial at Find A Grave, if one has been created. Find A Grave is an online collection of gravesites and memorials from around the world.



The 'A to Z April Challenge' - 26 blog posts, in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: X marks the spot - Peter Radcliffe

Genealogists always want to know where their ancestors are buried. It’s not just to see what else they might learn from their gravesites. It’s more than that. It’s a need to connect with them, to know they’re ‘at peace’. Many countless hours are spent seeking out their final resting place, so to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each one. X marks the spot, i.e. the position of the grave of Peter Radcliffe, my maternal fourth-great-grandfather.

Peter Radcliffe
Birth: November 1798

Baldoyle, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Death:17 March 1887, (aged 89 years)

Yellow Walls, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Burial: March 1887
Abbey Graveyard (probably)

Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Plot: See below - X marks the spot
Link to:   Memorial at Find A Grave

Headstone:
There was a headstone erected on this grave in 1996, when Michael Egan published a volume of the Memorials of the Dead, transcribing the memorials on the headstones in the Abbey Graveyard, Malahide. His transcription of the Radcliffe headstone reads:
‘IHS | Erected | by | Peter Radcliffe | of Malahide | in memory of his beloved wife | Anne, who departed this life | Decr 18th 1866 | Aged 67 years.’
Egan also describes the condition of the headstone in the mid-1990s, as:
made of limestone with a granite base, in good condition, but lying on its face. At the top, above the inscription, there was a Maltese cross on the IHS, with a ‘large sunburst’.
Map of Graveyard - X marks the Radcliffe Grave:
Adapted excerpt - Michael Egan, Memorials of the Dead,
showing Radcliffe Gravesite

No evidence Peter shares his wife's grave has so far come to light, however he fought long and hard through the courts to preserve his burial rights there, so it would be great to think he got his wish.

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse:Anne (Sarsfield) Radcliffe (Abt. 1799-1866, m. 1825) 
Son: John Radcliffe (1827-1866)
Son: Thomas Radcliffe (1829-1905)
Son:Peter Radcliffe (1833-1891)
Son: Joseph Radcliffe (1835-1918)
Son:           Christopher Radcliffe (1844-1872)
Father:
Thomas Ratty/Radcliffe (died after 1841)
Mother:Mary Cullen 
Brother:Mark Radcliffe (1797-1865)

My intention is to create a virtual graveyard with a memorial for each of my ancestors. The category 'Theme: Virtual Graveyard', seen on the right, is the graveyard gate. Clicking here, you enter my graveyard. You can visit each grave, irrespective of where in the world they are physically located.

Links for my direct ancestors above are, or will be, to their memorial in the 'virtual graveyard' at Black Raven Genealogy. Links for members of their immediate family are to a memorial at Find A Grave, if one has been created. Find A Grave is an online collection of gravesites and memorials from around the world.



The 'A to Z April Challenge' - 26 blog posts, in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: W is for William Daly

Genealogists always want to know where their ancestors are buried. It’s not just to see what else they might learn from their gravesites. It’s more than that. It’s a need to connect with them, to know they’re ‘at peace’. Many countless hours are spent seeking out their final resting place, so, to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each one. W is for William - William Daly, my maternal great-great-great-grandfather.

William Daly
Birth: Abt. 1782
Place unknown
Death:27 July 1876 (aged 94 years)
18 Upper Jane Place, Dublin, Ireland
Burial: 30 July 1876
Glasnevin Cemetery

Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland
Plot: Garden section, IB 105½

Graveyard:


There is no surviving grave marker on grave IB 105½, in the Garden Section of Glasnevin Cemetery.

Funeral notice:
Freeman's Journal 28 Jul 1876, p.1
DALY--July 27, at his residence, 18 Jane-place, off Upper Oriel-street, Mr. William Daly, in his 94th year. R.I.P. Funeral will leave for Glasnevin at 11 o'clock on Sunday morning.
Burial register:
Date of interment: 30 July 1876
Sexton's Number:187315
Registrar's Number:187877
Name: William Daly
Age: 94 years
Residence: 18 Upper Jane Place, Dublin
Mark of grave: IB-105½
Date of death: 27 July 1876
Sex: Male
Religious persuasion Catholic
Rank or Occupation Labourer
Condition:Widower
Alleged disease or cause of death: Old age
Name and residence of informant:   Richard Daly, 18 Upper Jane Place, Dublin
Date of issuing order for interment: 28 July 1876
Source: Dublin Cemeteries Trust

William Daly is buried in a grave owned by an unrelated family named Toole. When William died, the Daly family paid for his burial but did not take up the right to buy the grave outright. After ten years, they lost this right, and subsequently the Toole family purchased the grave.

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse:      Hannah (Dillon) Daly (Abt. 1792-1840)
Son: Richard Daly (1818-1888)
Son: Michael Daly (1821-Unknown) 
Daughter:Ann Daly (1828-Unknown)
Daughter: Jane (Daly) Byrne (Abt. 1828-1901)

My intention is to create a virtual graveyard with a memorial for each of my ancestors. The category 'Theme: Virtual Graveyard', seen on the right, is the graveyard gate. Clicking here, you enter my graveyard. You can visit each grave, irrespective of where in the world they are physically located.

Links for my direct ancestors above are, or will be, to their memorial in the 'virtual graveyard' at Black Raven Genealogy. Links for members of their immediate family are to a memorial at Find A Grave, if one has been created. Find A Grave is an online collection of gravesites and memorials from around the world.



The 'A to Z April Challenge' - 26 blog posts, in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.

Monday, 26 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: V is for V-72½ - John Donovan

Genealogists always want to know where their ancestors are buried. It’s not just to see what else they might learn from their gravesites. It’s more than that. It’s a need to connect with them, to know they’re ‘at peace’. Many countless hours are spent seeking out their final resting place, so to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each one. V is for V-72½, the grave coordinates for John Donovan, my paternal great-great-grandfather.

John Donovan
Birth: Abt. 1826

Great Strand Street, Dublin, Ireland
Death:20 August 1875 (aged about 49 years)
Hospital, North Dublin Union Workhouse, Dublin, Ireland
Burial:          23 August 1875
Glasnevin Cemetery

Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland
Plot: Garden Section V-72½

Graveyard:

There is no surviving grave marker on grave V-72½, in the Garden Section of Glasnevin Cemetery.

Burial register:
Date of interment: 23 August 1875
Sexton's Number:87755
Registrar's Number:88440
Name: John Donovan
Age: 49 years
Residence: North Union Workhouse, Dublin
Mark of grave: V-77½
Date of death: 20 August 1875
Sex: Male
Religious persuasion Catholic
Rank or Occupation Upholsterer
Condition:Widower
Alleged disease or cause of death: Chest disease
Name and residence of informant: Michael Weddick, North Union Workhouse, Dublin
Date of issuing order for interment: 22 August 1875
Source: Dublin Cemeteries Trust


Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse:       Mary Anne (Coyle) Donovan (c. 1828-1873, m. 1851)
Daughter: Mary Agnes (Donovan, O'Neill) Ellis (c. 1853-1941)
Son: John Donovan (1855-Unknown)
Daughter   Teresa (Donovan) Corless (1862-1944)
Father:   
Thomas Donovan (c. 1789-1875)
Mother:Catherine (Flood) Donovan (c. 1787-1873)
Brother:Thomas Donovan (1828-Unknown)
Sister:Alice Donovan (c. 1827-1877)

My intention is to create a virtual graveyard with a memorial for each of my ancestors. The category 'Theme: Virtual Graveyard', seen on the right, is the graveyard gate. Clicking here, you enter my graveyard. You can visit each grave, irrespective of where in the world they are physically located.

Links for my direct ancestors above are, or will be, to their memorial in the 'virtual graveyard' at Black Raven Genealogy. Links for members of their immediate family are to a memorial at Find A Grave, if one has been created. Find A Grave is an online collection of gravesites and memorials from around the world.



The 'A to Z April Challenge' - 26 blog posts, in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.

Saturday, 24 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: U is for John Hynes (Unfound)

Genealogists always want to know where their ancestors are buried. It’s not just to see what else they might learn from their gravesites. It’s more than that. It’s a need to connect with them, to know they’re ‘at peace’. Many countless hours are spent seeking out their final resting places, so, to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each one. U is for Unfound - John Hynes, my maternal great-great-great-grandfather, grave unfound.

John Hynes
Birth: Abt. 1800

Ireland
Death:Date Unknown
Place Unknown, maybe Limerick
Burial: Unknown, maybe Limerick


John Hynes was last found named in the marriage register of his daughter Catherine, in 1859. He then had an address in 'Limerick city', although it is not entirely clear that he was still alive at this time. His wife may have already moved to Dublin by 1850, when she was Godmother to her granddaughter, Margaret Mary Wynne. John does not share a grave with his wife, nor with either of his children Catherine or Bridget, in Dublin. Perhaps he was buried in Limerick.

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse: Margaret (Hayes) Hynes (c. 1808-1884, m. 1826)
Daughter: Mary Anne (Hynes) Rodoreda (c. 1828-1881)
Daughter:Bridget (Hynes) Wynne (1830-1895)
Daughter: Catherine (Hynes) Tucker (c. 1832-1905)
Son: John Hynes (1833-Unknown)
Son: Edward Hynes (1835-Unknown)

My intention is to create a virtual graveyard with a memorial for each of my ancestors. The category 'Theme: Virtual Graveyard', seen on the right, is the graveyard gate. Clicking here, you enter my graveyard. You can visit each grave, irrespective of where in the world they are physically located.

Links for my direct ancestors above are, or will be, to their memorial in the 'virtual graveyard' at Black Raven Genealogy. Links for members of their immediate family are to a memorial at Find A Grave, if one has been created. Find A Grave is an online collection of gravesites and memorials from around the world.



The 'A to Z April Challenge' - 26 blog posts, in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.

Friday, 23 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: T is for Teresa (Carroll) Wynne

Genealogists always want to know where their ancestors are buried. It’s not just to see what else they might learn from their gravesites. It’s more than that. It’s a need to connect with them, to know they’re ‘at peace’. Many countless hours are spent seeking out their final resting places, so, to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each one T is for Teresa - Teresa Josephine (Carroll) Wynne, my maternal great-grandmother.

Teresa Josephine (Carroll) Wynne
Birth: 11 May 1888

7 Murphy's Cottages, Dublin, Ireland
Death:    9 July 1958 (aged 70 years)
297 Two Ball Lonnen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Burial: December 1937
Ashburton Roman Catholic Cemetery

Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Link to: Memorial at Find A Grave

Headstone:
Rosemary and Brian, Ashburton Cemetery
'Of your charity pray for the souls of a dear father and mother Patrick James Wynne died 21 December 1937 aged 69 years. Teresa Wynne died 9th July 1958 aged 70 years'.

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse:       Patrick James Wynne (1868-1937, m. 1905)    
Son:Maurice O'Carroll Wynne (1906-1973)
Son:Brendan Patrick Wynne (1908-1972)
Son:Kevin Wynne (1909-1960)
Daughter:Eileen Mary (Wynne) Johnson (1916-1993)
Son:Brian Patrick Wynne (1918-1969)
Daughter:Nora Teresa (Wynne) Skelton (1920-2000)     
Son:Terence McSwiney Wynne (1922-1993)
Son:Laurence Wynne (1924-1993)
Father:    Maurice Carroll (c. 1838-1906)
Mother:Anne (Radcliffe) Carroll (1849-1918)
Brother: Robert Carroll (1860-1942)
Brother:James Carroll (1865-1943)
Sister:Mary Carroll (1871-1941)
Sister:Anne (Carroll) Singleton (1875-1926)
Brother:John Carroll (1878-1941)

My intention is to create a virtual graveyard with a memorial for each of my ancestors. The category 'Theme: Virtual Graveyard', seen on the right, is the graveyard gate. Clicking here, you enter my graveyard. You can visit each grave, irrespective of where in the world they are physically located.

Links for my direct ancestors above are, or will be, to their memorial in the 'virtual graveyard' at Black Raven Genealogy. Links for members of their immediate family are to a memorial at Find A Grave, if one has been created. Find A Grave is an online collection of gravesites and memorials from around the world.



The 'A to Z April Challenge' - 26 blog posts, in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.