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

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
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)                           
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.


  1. I really enjoyed your series and thanks for visiting my blog last month. I am inspired by your posts to be systematic about documenting my forebears resting places. This weekend our local cemeteries in Ballarat (Victoria, Australia) are having a picnic day to celebrate heritage month here. We will visit the unmarked graves of my husband’s 3rd great grandparents.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Anne. I really enjoyed reading about your Irish ancestors too.


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