Sunday 16 August 2020

Signature Silhouette #8 ~ James Byrne

For many of my ancestors, we have no photographs, no treasured heirlooms, not even a funeral card to remember them by. But of those who could read and write, a few left their signatures behind. They often signed historical census returns, for example, copies of which still survive. Their signature may be all that remains of them today. So, it's my intention to publish a Signature Silhouette for each ancestor, until they are all are preserved.

Here's one for my maternal great-grandfather, James Byrne:-

James Byrne (1874-1948)

Idea courtesy of Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls and The Genealogy Girl.

Source of signature: 1901 Census of Ireland, James Byrne household, Jane Place Lower, North Dock, Dublin, The National Archives of Ireland.

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