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Francis Byrnes

Francis Byrnes[1, 2]

Male 1876 - 1962  (85 years)

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  • Name Francis Byrnes 
    Born 22 May 1876  Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Registered in Newtownhamilton, (Castleblaney Registrars District, Co Monaghan).
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 24 May 1876  Cullyhanna, Nr Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Cullyhanna RC Church, Nr Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Godparents were Peter Burns and Mary Johnston (Cullyhanna parish records).
      Witness Role: Godparent Name: Peter Burns
      Witness Role: Godparent Name: Mary Johnston
    Name Burns 
    Name Byrne 
    Residence 1911  Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Francis takes over tenancy of homestead following the death of his father. See 1909-1929 Land Valuation Revisions-Page2. No8 -amendment in red ink.
    Residence 30 Sep 1927  Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Belfast Gazette 1927 Sept 30:the Francis Byrns No3 (11 acres) is probably the Francis Burns in holding No5 in Griifiths Land Val Revisions 1909-1929. (Our Peter/ Francis Byrnes is No8 - 19 acres). See Griifiths Land Val Revisions 1909-1929 where both are mentioned.
    Residence 29 Nov 1929  Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Belfast Gazette 1929 Nov 29:the Francis Byrne No3 (now 17 acres) is probably the Francis Burns in holding No5 in Griifiths Land Val Revisions 1909-1929. (Our Peter/ Francis Byrnes is No8 - 19 acres). See Griifiths Land Val Revisions 1909-1929 where both are mentioned.
    _USED Byrnes 
    _USED Byrnes 
    Died 3 Jan 1962  Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I43  Hannaway
    Last Modified 25 May 2019 

    Father Peter Byrnes,   b. Abt 1824, Carrive, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1908, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bellew,   b. Abt 1833,   d. 30 Nov 1907, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Notes 
    • There is no trace of marriage of Peter & Elizabeth in RC & Church of Ireland: counties Armagh, Down, Louth and Monaghan. In February 2011 Source; Frank Byrnes (b1918) at time of funeral of his sister Sarah, confirmed they had not married. He added they were also First Cousins. A dispensation from the Catholic church would be required: first cousin relationship is 4th degree of cosanguinity and contemporary parish records do indicate dispensations were granted.

      Elizabeth died 30 Nov 1907. On to 24 January1908 her husband (Peter) died; thus was a "widower" on his Death Certificate
      Marriage Status: Never Married
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Mackin,   b. 27 May 1885, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1966, Murries Hill, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1909  Cullyhanna, Nr Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Family sheep wool used to be taken to Lisbellaw woollen mills (nr Letterkenny) until 1939-war-time tax introduced. Returned as finished goods such as bedcovers, some survive white with red pattern or blue pattern.(Source Benedict & Teresa Martin)
    Children 
     1. Lizzie Byrnes,   b. 12 May 1910, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1999  (Age 89 years)
     2. Maggie Byrnes,   b. 24 Oct 1911, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 2004  (Age 92 years)
     3. Peter Byrnes,   b. 2 Feb 1913, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Paddy Byrnes,   b. 12 Mar 1914, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1993, Drumintee, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Sarah Rose Byrnes,   b. 24 Aug 1915, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 2011, St Oliver's, Louth Co. Hospital, Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     6. Nan Byrnes,   b. 5 Mar 1917, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1996, Lurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Frank Byrnes,   b. 28 Aug 1918,   d. 11 Apr 2015, Lurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     8. Kate Byrnes
     9. Hughie Byrnes,   b. 26 Dec 1921,   d. 23 Nov 2007  (Age 85 years)
     10. Josie Byrnes,   b. 15 Mar 1923,   d. 8 Sep 2010, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     11. Eileen Byrnes,   b. 27 Apr 1925, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1953, Killadeas Hospital, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, N Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland - 22 May 1876 - Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland
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    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Address:
    Cullyhanna RC Church, Nr Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Ireland - 24 May 1876 - Cullyhanna, Nr Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Ireland
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1909 - Cullyhanna, Nr Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland - 1911 - Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland
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    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland - 30 Sep 1927 - Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland
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    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland - 29 Nov 1929 - Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 1962 - Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    BYRNES, Paddy in doorway,Umericam c1960_look close windowsill
    BYRNES, Paddy in doorway,Umericam c1960_look close windowsill
    Picture Note: BYRNES, Paddy in doorway,Umericam c1960_look close windowsill
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    Byrnes, Peter 1864 Map_Griffiths Land Val
    Byrnes, Peter 1864 Map_Griffiths Land Val
    Picture Note: The 1864 Map of Ummeracam Johnston townland from Griffiths Land Valuations. The green star indicates Peter Byrnes house in No 8 plot. The green arrow splits off the upper half of the land which was lost in 1871. (Silverbridge would be off the bottom of the map). In 1864 No 20 tenant was Patrick Hughes (later Brian Hughes & Lizzie Byrnes - Peter's grand-daughter).
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    Byrnes, Peter 1871 Land Loss 1 of2 (No8)
    Byrnes, Peter 1871 Land Loss 1 of2 (No8)
    Picture Note: Peter Byrnes 1871 Land Loss 1 of2 (No8). Peter forfeited 50% of his land after standing bail for a neighbour. This 1871 land rental amendment (red ink) shows the new tenant of the 50% is a Bridget (then Catherine) Murphy; "of 14" written in blue ink. See next document about neighbour Murphy's land - No14.
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    Byrnes, Peter 1871 Land Loss 2 of 2 (No14)
    Byrnes, Peter 1871 Land Loss 2 of 2 (No14)
    Picture Note: Peter Byrnes 1871 Land Loss 2 of 2 (re No14). Peter forfeited 50% of his land after standing bail for a neighbour. This 1871 land rental amendment (red ink) shows that the new tenant of the 50% is a neighbour - Bridget (then Catherine) Murphy; "of 8" (Peter's land) is in blue ink. See previous document about Peter Byrne's (No8) land loss. It is not known if the Murphys were party to the bail case or merely rented land that became available.
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    Byrnes, Francis 1876 May 24 Baptism Cullyhanna RC Church
    Byrnes, Francis 1876 May 24 Baptism Cullyhanna RC Church
    Picture Note: Francis Byrnes 1876 May 24. Baptism Cullyhanna RC Church, Co Armagh. © https://www.irishgenealogy.ie Parish records.
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    Byrnes, Francis 1876 May 24_Baptism, Cullyhanna_full page
    Byrnes, Francis 1876 May 24_Baptism, Cullyhanna_full page
    Picture Note: Francis Byrnes, 1876 May 24 Baptism. Copy of parish entry - Cullyhanna RC church Co Armagh. © https://www.irishgenealogy.ie
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    Byrnes, Francis (Ummeracam) 1876 Birth Reg'n
    Byrnes, Francis (Ummeracam) 1876 Birth Reg'n
    Picture Note: Francis Byrnes (Ummeracam) 1876 Birth Reg'n. © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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    Burn(e)'s, Francis_1876 Birth_ Granda_Birth Certificate
    Burn(e)'s, Francis_1876 Birth_ Granda_Birth Certificate
    Picture Note: Francis Burne ( Byrnes) -1876 birth registered in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. "Ann Burne" present at birth may well have been the older sister of Francis: this Ann would be aged 15 yrs 10 mths. In the "Signature" column "her Mark X" usually indicates the Informant could not write. However many children in this periiod were at school. (The registration copy is courtesy of Benedict Martin).
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    Byrnes, Peter 1901 census
    Byrnes, Peter 1901 census
    Picture Note: Peter Byrns (spelt Byrns) - 1901 census entry for the family in Ummeracam Johnston townland. © AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project; http://www.askaboutireland.ie
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    Byrnes, Francis_Sarah Mackin_1909_ Marriage cert
    Byrnes, Francis_Sarah Mackin_1909_ Marriage cert
    Picture Note: Francis Byrnes & Sarah Mackin-1909 Marriage certificate, Cullyhanna RC chapel, Co Armagh. The Best Man " Peter Byrnes" is likely Sarah's cousin on her mother's side (Margaret Burns), namely Peter "Petee" Burns (1882 - 1958) from Ned Burns' family-neighbours in Ummeracam Johnston. © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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    Byrnes, Francis 1911 census (Ummericam)
    Byrnes, Francis 1911 census (Ummericam)
    Picture Note: Francis Byrnes family 1911 census (Ummericam)
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    Byrnes, Francis 1911 census (Ummericam), Form A
    Byrnes, Francis 1911 census (Ummericam), Form A
    Picture Note: Byrnes, Francis 1911 census (Ummericam), Form A
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    1911 Umericam (Johnston) tenants
    1911 Umericam (Johnston) tenants
    Caption Note: Francis Byrnes' household is No7. Note that there is another Francis Byrnes in Ummeracam Johnston - No28.
    Picture Note: 1911 census shows al the tenants living in the townland of Umericam (Johnston). No7 is Francis Byrnes; it records the roof is thatched which remained until house was vacated in the 1970s. © AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project; http://www.askaboutireland.ie
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    1909 to 1929_Ummeracam GriffithsValRev Pg1
    1909 to 1929_Ummeracam GriffithsValRev Pg1
    Picture Note: 1909-1929 Land Valuation Revisions-Page1. No5 - is not our Francis Burns. See Pg2
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    1909 to 1929_Ummeracam GriffithsValRev Pg2
    1909 to 1929_Ummeracam GriffithsValRev Pg2
    Picture Note: 1909-1929 Land Valuation Revisions-Page2. No8 - is our Francis Burns:shared with Patrick Murphy; see 1870/71 Land Loss.
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    Ummeracam LandPurchase 1927_Belfast Gazette Sept 30_ 1 of 9
    Ummeracam LandPurchase 1927_Belfast Gazette Sept 30_ 1 of 9
    Picture Note: The Land Purchase Commission 1927, statement published in the Belfast Gazette - 30 Sep 1927 (page 1 of 9). These are the households in Ummeracam (Johnston) who are tenants of the 3 Gregg sisters. Tenants and the landlord sisters have until 31 October 1927 to object before the holdings become "vested in" (compulsory purchase by) the Land Commission. See the 1929 Belfast Gazette announcement confirming completion.
    Picture Note: Here our "Francis Byrns" is tenant of holding No3 (11 acres).
    Picture Note: The remaining households in Ummeracam (Johnston) - which included our Rose Hughes - were tenants of Edward Geoghegan [see the Belfast Gazette page for 30 Sept 1929 (page 8 of 9)]. © Crown copyright – The Belfast Gazette (Open Government Licence).
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    Ummeracam LandPurchase 1927_Belfast Gazette Sept 30_ 8 of 9
    Ummeracam LandPurchase 1927_Belfast Gazette Sept 30_ 8 of 9
    Picture Note: The Land Purchase Commission 1927, statement from the Belfast Gazette - 30 Sept 1929 (page 8 of 9). These are most of the households in Ummeracam (Johnston) in 1927-1929. The landlord Edward Geoghegan had entered no prior objection thus the lands were taken over by the Land Commission to offer tenants favourable terms to buy their holdings. This was the culmination of the Wyndham Land (Purchase) Act 1903 and virtually all county Armagh tenants took up the offer. Here Rose Hughes (widow) is tenant of holdings No1 & 21. The remaining 12 households in Ummeracam (Johnston) - which included our Francis Byrnes - were tenants of the other landlord: the 3 Gregg sisters and thus not listed here. © Crown copyright – The Belfast Gazette (Open Government Licence)
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    Ummeracam LandPurchase2 1927_Belfast Gazette Nov 25
    Ummeracam LandPurchase2 1927_Belfast Gazette Nov 25
    Picture Note: The Land Purchase Commission 1927, statement published in the Belfast Gazette - 25 Nov 1927. These are the households in Ummeracam (Johnston) who are tenants of the 3 Gregg sisters. The sisters had entered no prior objection thus the lands were taken over by the Land Commission to offer tenants favourable terms to buy their holdings. It confirms that the Ummeracam land of the 12 tenants will transfer to the Land Purchase Commission 20 days later. Subsequently each tenant will receive an offer to buy their land and buildings, with payment over many years.
    Picture Note: This was the culmination of the Wyndham Land (Purchase) Act 1903 and virtually all county Armagh tenants took up the offer.
    Picture Note: Here "Francis Byrns" is tenant of holding No3 (11 acres).
    Picture Note: The remaining households in Ummeracam (Johnston) - which included our Rose Hughes - were tenants of Edward Geoghegan. © Crown copyright – The Belfast Gazette (Open Government Licence).
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    Byrnes, Lizzie_26June1941 Umericam_with parents Sarah & Francis
    Byrnes, Lizzie_26June1941 Umericam_with parents Sarah & Francis
    Picture Note: Byrnes, Lizzie_26June1941 Umericam_with parents Sarah & Francis
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    Byrnes, Francis & Paddy,Umericam 1951_barn-dairy bldg & Dorsey in the distance
    Byrnes, Francis & Paddy,Umericam 1951_barn-dairy bldg & Dorsey in the distance
    Picture Note: Francis Byrnes and son Paddy, Umericam 1951. Behind them is the byre, the dairy was on the right - outside the photo shot. On the left, Dorsey can be seen in the distance.
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    Byrnes Francis & Sarah (Mackin), Umericam c1950s_brick boiler visible
    Byrnes Francis & Sarah (Mackin), Umericam c1950s_brick boiler visible
    Picture Note: Byrnes Francis & Sarah (Mackin), Umericam c1950s_brick boiler visible
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    Byrnes, Francis and Sarah_ca1960
    Byrnes, Francis and Sarah_ca1960
    Picture Note: Byrnes, Francis and Sarah_ca1960
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    BYRNES, Paddy in doorway,Umericam c1960_look close windowsill
    BYRNES, Paddy in doorway,Umericam c1960_look close windowsill
    Picture Note: BYRNES, Paddy in doorway,Umericam c1960_look close windowsill
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  • Notes 
    • Birth Certificate spelt "Burne". Registered Castleblaney 25/5/1876.
      Baptised 24/5/1876Cullyhanna RC church (Same date? as per Benedict M?).
      1901 census: spelt "Byrns" as completed by the father Peter B. Francis' age=24.
      Married 10/6/1909, St Patrick's, Cullyhanna (Johnston).
      Worked in ironworks, Coatbridge,Scotland. His sisters in Scotland would not allow him to continue as Theatre (or cinema) doorman, this was below the status of their husbands & friends. Worked for the local council on the roads in later years in Armagh.(see RedBook).
      Progressive Parliamentary Land Acts from 1870 to 1903 made it easier for Irish tenants to purchase their land . Francis took out Administration as part of "Advance for Land Purchase" on 4th August 1933. Final payment was in 1950.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Benedict Martin's Genealogy Records (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S38] Belfast Gazette (Reliability: 3).
      Francis Byrnes has 11 acres in 1927 at time of purchase.

    3. [S8] Birth Certificate (copy), Registered in Newtownhamilton, (Castleblaney Registrars District, Co Monaghan). (Reliability: 3).
      Birth Reg'n No: U/1876/193/1023/4/328.
      Click photos/Media tab for certificates.

    4. [S36] Parish Records Ireland (Reliability: 3).
      Cullyhanna RC parish records - Baptism entries
      Godparents were Peter Burns and Mary Johnston (Cullyhanna parish records).

    5. [S39] Griffiths Land Valuation Revisions 1865-1929, (http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/val12b.htm) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S9] Marriage Certificate (copy).