Tuesday, 20 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: Q is for Q 97 - Bridget (Hynes) 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 place. To help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each one. Q is for Q 97, grave coordinates for Bridget (Hynes) Wynne, my maternal great-great-grandmother.

Bridget (Hynes) Wynne
Birth: July 1830

Limerick City, Ireland
Death:17 December 1895 (aged 65 years)
4 Christchurch Place, Dublin, Ireland
Burial:    19 December 1895
Glasnevin Cemetery

Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland
Plot: Garden Section, Q 97


There is no surviving grave marker on grave Q 97, in the Garden Section of Glasnevin Cemetery.

Funeral notice:
Irish Daily Independent, 19 December 1895, p. 1
WYNNE-December 17, 1895, at her residence, 4 Christchurch place, Bridget Wynne, dearly beloved wife of John Wynne, to the inexpressible grief of her sorrowing husband and family. R.I.P. Funeral at 10 30 o'clock on this (Thursday) moring for Glasnevin Cemetery. America and East Indian papers please copy.
Burial register:
Date of interment: 19 December 1895
Sexton's Number:269477
Registrar's Number:270205
Name: Bridget Wynne
Age: 64 years
Residence: 4 Christchurch Place, Dublin
Mark of grave: Q-97
Date of death: 17 December 1895
Sex: Female
Religious persuasion Catholic
Rank or Occupation Shop assistant's wife
Alleged disease or cause of death: Consumption
Name and residence of informant:Joseph Wynne, 114 Capel Street, Dublin 
Date of issuing order for interment: 18 December 1895
Source: Dublin Cemeteries Trust

Bridget shares her grave with her husband John and their baby son, Patrick James Stephen.

There are also four strangers buried in the grave, Mary Butler of Pimlico who died in 1833, David Butler of Townsend Street who died in 1837, Richard Hudson of Fishamble Street who died in 1837 and Richard Judge of Townsend Street who died in 1841.

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse:         John Wynne (c. 1821-1911, m. 1849)
Daughter: Margaret (Wynne) Vaughan (1850-1883)
Son:John Wynne (1851-1923)
Son:Joseph Wynne (c. 1855-1910)
Son:James Wynne (1857-????)
Daughter:Mary Agnes (Wynne, Finley) Walker (1860-1934)
Daughter:Isabella (Wynne) Perrody (1863-1930)
Son:Patrick Wynne (1866-1868)
Son:Patrick James Wynne (1868-1937)
Son:Phillip Augustine Wynne (1870-1931)
Daughter:Agnes (Wynne) Fagen (1877-19221)
Father:             John Hynes
Mother:Margaret (Hayes) Hynes (c. 1808-1884)
Sister:Mary Anne (Hynes) Rodereda (c. 1828-1881)              
Sister:         Catherine (Hynes) Tucker (c. 1832-1905)

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. Clever you to think of a coordinate to get around that tricky letter Q! Inexpressible grief is a great description of his sorrow.

    1. Thanks Alex, I always knew I'd have to come up with some creative solutions for some of the letters!


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