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Bessie Byrnes

Bessie Byrnes[1, 2]

Female 1867 - 1938  (70 years)

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  • Name Bessie Byrnes  [3
    Born 30 Oct 1867  Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Address:
    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Name on certificate is "Eliza". The Crossmaglen Registrar spelt birthplace "Emeracam" (The Crossmaglen Registrar also spelt birthplace "Emeracam" on Rose's 1865 B. certificate).
    Gender Female 
    Name Burns 
    Name Byrns 
    Name Eliza 
    Occupation Apr 1901  Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Coke filler, Blast Furnace 
    Address:
    Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England 
    Residence Jun 1901  Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    2c Tay Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England 
    _USED Bessie 
    _USED Eliza 
    Buried May 1938  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    St Kentigern's Cemetery, Lambhill, Glasgow, Scotland 
    Died 11 May 1938  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 71y 
    Cause: Hepatic carcinoma (liver cancer) - 6 months. 
    Address:
    2 Randolph Gardens, Clarkston, Glasgow, Scotland 
    • Address details are from family member Paul Byrnes,Scotland.
    Person ID I70  Hannaway
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 

    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 John Byrnes,   b. 2 Jul 1865, Carrive, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1918, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1901  Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    St Mary of Furness RC Church, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, La 
    • Elizabeth and John had two children at the time of their 1891 marriage.
    St. Mary's, Barrow-in-Furness-the high altar
    St. Mary's, Barrow-in-Furness-the high altar
    Picture Note: St. Mary's, Barrow-in-Furness-the high altar.
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    St._Mary's,_Barrow-in-Furness_today
    St._Mary's,_Barrow-in-Furness_today
    Picture Note: St.Mary's, Barrow-in-Furness today. John Burns and Elizabeth (Bessie) Byrnes married here - 4 June 1901.
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    Notes 
    • From Forkhill(PaulByrnes)
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Byrnes,   b. 27 Sep 1897,   d. 6 Aug 1989, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Margaret Byrnes,   b. 25 Sep 1899, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1988, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Patrick Byrnes,   b. 19 Jan 1903, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1984, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Francis Bernard Byrnes,   b. 15 Dec 1905, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1908, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Rose Ann Byrnes,   b. 30 May 1908, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1909, Townhead, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland - 30 Oct 1867 - Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Coke filler, Blast Furnace - Apr 1901 - Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2c Tay Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England - Jun 1901 - Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    St Mary of Furness RC Church, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, La - 4 Jun 1901 - Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England
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    St Kentigern's Cemetery, Lambhill, Glasgow, Scotland - May 1938 - Glasgow, Scotland
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 71y - 11 May 1938 - Glasgow, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Byrnes, Elizabeth, Ummeracam, b 1867
    Byrnes, Elizabeth, Ummeracam, b 1867
    Picture Note: Byrnes, Elizabeth, Ummeracam, b 1867
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    Byrnes, Elizabeth_1867_Birth_Lge
    Byrnes, Elizabeth_1867_Birth_Lge
    Picture Note: Elizabeth/Eliza Byrnes -1867_Birth registration, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. Family informant (Peter Byrnes) from Umeracam possibly travelled by rail - one stop Cullaville to Castleblaney, rather than to Newry see map. However in this instance Crossmaglen also registered the birth -the handwriting is not similar.
    Keywords: Picture
    Byrnes, Elizabeth_1867_Birth Certificate
    Byrnes, Elizabeth_1867_Birth Certificate
    Picture Note: Elizabeth Byrnes 1867 birth registration in Crossmaglen (spelt "Eliza" and Umeracam spelt "Emracam". © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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    Elizabeth Byrnes 1867Birth.jpg
    Elizabeth Byrnes 1867Birth.jpg
    Byrnes, Bessie  1901 census Barrow in Furness
    Byrnes, Bessie 1901 census Barrow in Furness
    Picture Note: Bessie Byrnes - 1901 census, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire. Bessie married John Burns from Mullaghbane parish. © Crown copyright – the National Archives, London, England & familysearch.org.
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    1906 RAIL MAP-Armagh area
    1906 RAIL MAP-Armagh area
    Picture Note: 1906 RAIL MAP-Armagh area. Byrnes family Ummeracam could register in Crossmaglen or Castleblayney-one stop from local Culloville station.
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    Byrnes, Margaret (Reilly) b1855 & Bessie b1867_& daughter Margaret b1899
    Byrnes, Margaret (Reilly) b1855 & Bessie b1867_& daughter Margaret b1899
    Picture Note: Margaret Byrnes, (Reilly) b1855 & Bessie b1867. Rear is Bessie's daughter Margaret (wearing glasses) b1899. Photograph appears to date from the late 1920s.
    Keywords: Picture
    St._Mary's,_Barrow-in-Furness_today
    St._Mary's,_Barrow-in-Furness_today
    Picture Note: St.Mary's, Barrow-in-Furness today. John Burns and Elizabeth (Bessie) Byrnes married here - 4 June 1901.
    St. Mary's, Barrow-in-Furness-the high altar
    St. Mary's, Barrow-in-Furness-the high altar
    Picture Note: St. Mary's, Barrow-in-Furness-the high altar.
    Byrnes John & Elizabeth family Grave; St Kentigerns Cemetery in Glasgow
    Byrnes John & Elizabeth family Grave; St Kentigerns Cemetery in Glasgow
    Picture Note: Byrnes John & Elizabeth family Grave; St Kentigerns Cemetery in Glasgow
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    1936 Byrnes, Patrick & Ellen B_wedding_captioned
    1936 Byrnes, Patrick & Ellen B_wedding_captioned
    Picture Note: 1936 wedding of Patrick Byrnes and Ellen Byrne, Glasow - with known guests captioned (you may need to zoom in). Please email website if you recognise any "Unknown" guests. For example is the lady in black, 3rd from right in the 2nd Row:" Lizzie Carrick" (b1886) a sister of " Kate Carrick" who is 4th from left same row?
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    Byrnes,Bessie,John &Reilly_headstone
    Byrnes,Bessie,John &Reilly_headstone
    Picture Note: Bessie Byrnes (Umeracam, Co Armagh), John Byrnes (Carrive) and family. Also Bessie's sister Margaret & husband Michael Reilly. Burial headstone: St Kentigern's Cemetery, Lambhill, Glasgow, Scotland. Courtesy; billiongraves.com.
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  • Notes 
    • Born 30/10/1867 (see copy of birth certificate). The official record of birth name is "Eliza" as recorded by the Registrar in Crossmaglen, 1867.
      Moved to Barrow-in-Furness in the 1890's, married John Burns/Byrnes in 1891, by which time they had two children. There is family speculation that Bessie was pregnant when she left Ireland. They had 5 children and moved to Glasgow in 1908. (PaulByrnes).
      One of her children (aged 2 years 9 months) died just after they moved to Glasgow and the following year another child died aged 16 months. Then in 1918 her husband died. She must have struggled financially and we know she did take in boarders but in spite of this she managed to support her two daughters and enabled them to become the first of the Byrnes female line not to work in domestic service. (Paul Byrnes)

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Paul Byrnes, Scotland (b. June 1975), (Byrnes Family Parts 2A2B & Three;msWord files, created March 2010.) (Reliability: 3).
      Elizabeth was known as Bessie and registered as Eliza.

    2. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S8] Birth Certificate (copy) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8] Birth Certificate (copy), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F5L1-6QB (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Eliza Byrnes Family Tree
      Gender: Female
      Christening Date:
      Christening Place:
      Birth Date: 30 Oct 1867
      Birthplace: Armagh, Ireland
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name: Peter Byrnes
      Father's Birthplace:
      Father's Age:
      Mother's Name: Bessy Bellew
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Mother's Age:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01185-0
      System Origin: Ireland-ODM
      GS Film number: 101155
      Reference ID:

      Birth registered on 5th November 1867 in Crossmaglen (a sub-District of Newry Registration District. Reg'n No; U/1867/185/1023/3/419.

    5. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast (Reliability: 3).
      Birth registered on 5th November 1867 in Crossmaglen (a sub-District of Newry Registration District.

    6. [S122] 1901 Census - England (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S17] Paul Byrnes, Scotland (b. June 1975), (Byrnes Family Parts 2A2B & Three;msWord files, created March 2010.) (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S17] Paul Byrnes, Scotland (b. June 1975), (Byrnes Family Parts 2A2B & Three;msWord files, created March 2010.).

    9. [S17] Paul Byrnes, Scotland (b. June 1975), (Byrnes Family Parts 2A2B & Three;msWord files, created March 2010.) (Reliability: 2).
      Info from gravestone.

    10. [S17] Paul Byrnes, Scotland (b. June 1975), (Byrnes Family Parts 2A2B & Three;msWord files, created March 2010.).
      Marriage Certificate(Paul Byrnes b1975)