Monday 19 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: P is for Patrick James 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. P is for Patrick - Patrick James Wynne, my maternal great-grandfather.

Patrick James Wynne
Birth: 14 January 1868

104 Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland
Death:21 December 1937 (aged 69 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

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'.
Memorial card:

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse:      Teresa Josephine (Carroll) Wynne (1888-1958, 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:John Wynne (c. 1821-1911)
Mother:Bridget (Hynes) Wynne (1830-1895)
Sister: Margaret (Wynne) Vaughan (1850-1883)
Brother:John Wynne (1851-1923)
Brother:Joseph Wynne (c. 1855-1910)
Brother:James Wynne (1857-????)
Sister:Mary Agnes (Wynne, Finley) Walker (1860-1934)
Sister:Isabella (Wynne) Perrody (1863-1930)
Brother:Patrick James Stephen Wynne (1866-1868)
Brother:Phillip Augustine Wynne (1870-1931)
Daughter:Agnes (Wynne) Fagen (1877-19221)

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.


  1. Those memorial cards hold a wealth of genealogical information. Do you have a big collection?

    1. Sadly not, but the ones I have are a treasure.


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