Wednesday 7 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: F is for Francis 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 places, so, to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each ancestor. F is for Francis - Francis Byrne, my maternal great-great-grandfather.

Francis Byrne
Birth: Abt. 1850

Death:16 December 1912
1 Lower Jane Place, Dublin, Ireland
Burial: 19 December 1912
Glasnevin Cemetery

Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland
Plot: St Bridget's Section, DH-193½


There is no surviving grave marker on grave DH-193½, in St Bridget's Section of Glasnevin Cemetery.

Burial register:
Date of interment: 19 December 1912
Sexton's Number:336731
Registrar's Number:337589
Name: Francis Byrne
Age: 55 years
Residence: 1 Lower Jane Place, Dublin
Mark of grave: St Bridget's, DH-193½
Date of death: 16 December 1912
Sex: Male
Religious persuasion Catholic
Rank or Occupation Labourer
Alleged disease or cause of death: Heart failure
Name and residence of informant: Margaret Byrne, 1 Lower Jane Place, Dublin
Date of issuing order for interment: 18 December 1912
Source: Dublin Cemeteries Trust

Francis Byrne shares his grave with his wife Margaret, his daughter Margaret, his son Patrick and an unrelated baby Charles Byrne who died in 1891.

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse: Margaret (McGrane) Byrne (1851-1930, m. 1871)
Son:Myles Byrne (1873-1928)
Son: James Byrne (1874-1948)
Son:Francis Byrne (1876-1950)
Son: Charles Byrne (1878-1879)
Daughter:Margaret (Byrne) Fay (1879-1932)
Daughter: Mary Anne (Byrne) Vickers (Abt, 1882-1960)
Daughter:Jane (Byrne) Fay (1883-1919)
Son: John Byrne (1885-1930)
Son:Michael Byrne (1887-1889)
Son: Patrick Byrne (1890-1923)
Son:Paul Byrne (1891-1959)
Daughter: Kate Byrne (1893-1931)
Son: Benjamin Byrne (1896-1966)
Father:Francis Byrne (Died bef. 1869, m. 1846)
Mother:Jane (Daly) Byrne (Abt. 1828-1901)
Sister:Hannah (Byrne) Comiskey (1852-1926)       
BrotherCharles Byrne (Abt. 1857-Unk,)
Sister:Jane (Byrne) Cunningham (Abt. 1860-1887)
Sister:    Catherine (Byrne) Carroll (1861-1930)

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.

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