HI all - long intro and background - just one question! :)
To date have only found one tree (of Sadhbh Byrne from Tinahely) on Ancestry that shares my 5th gen ancestors Arthur and Bridget Byrne - have all of their children baptismal data etc. and if I assume Arthur was say 22 on his first kid's birth that would place his birth at ca. 1785 - so perhaps between 1780-1785 and Bridget same +/- a couple of years.
I've attached what I have on my Byrne lineage (paper trail) at the end of this note, descending from Arthur for ref, which has all listed living almost entirely in the Ballymanus, Ballinglen area (Hugh, Arthur's son had a farm next door to the famous 'Ballymanus House').
Have hit a wall in regards Arthur and Bridget's prior histories - there are some data to suggest Arthur could have died young (separate land related records). Witnesses present at their children's births include a James, Peter and William Byrne, potentially any of whom could be Arthur's father and/or brothers or of course something else.
There is a weak chance that I am actually linked albeit tortuously to the Ballymanus Byrnes (I am a member of Byrne DNA project, a Z255 member of the Leinster Clan O'Byrne, and awaiting more data from my BigY test that may better define a possible link. Curiously the book of the Byrnes and the O'Byrnes (by Daniel Byrnes-Rothwell et al) lists an interesting branch that are not fully verified as linked to the Ballymanus Byrnes, that include brothers James and William as returning post rebellion in early 1800's to their home in Ballymanus (when Arthur's son Hugh thereabouts leased the farm in Ballymanus (this William notably being different to the famous Billy Byrne etc.). As yet no way to validate if any of the above are truly linked to my line.
So, very long intro but if anyone has any info that could add to my understanding of who this particular Arthur and Bridget Byrne were it would be immensely appreciated,
Here is a summary of my Byrne line with all life event witnesses included:
My BYRNE ANCESTRY LINE IN WICKLOW
Arthur Byrne - married residence Askakee/Askakeagh
b. unknown - best guess ca. 1780-86
m. unknown to Bridget (nee unknown, very possibly Byrne) - best guess ca. 1806
Children (all born in Askakee/Askakeagh)
Margaret (1807) - Godfather John Ricards Godmother Elizabeth (Ward) Slater
Mary (1809) - Godfather Peter Byrne Godmother Mary McGee
Charles (1812) - Godfather Laurence Malone Godmother Catherine Doyle
Arthur (1814) - Godfather James Byrne Godmother Mary Connors
Hugh (1816) - Godfather William Byrne Godmother Elizabeth Byrne
Peter (1820) - Godfather John Kehoe Godmother Bridget Kavanaugh
Ann (1823) - Godfather Michael Murry Godmother Margaret Byrne
CONSIDERATION: Could Arthur, Peter, James and William all be brothers? Or could either Peter, James, or William be Arthur's father?
Hugh Byrne - married residence Ballymanus
b.1816 in Askakee (Askakeagh)
m. 1839 to Margaret Keegan - witnesses Peter Byrne, James Doyle*, Larry Keegan
d. 1887 witness Patrick Byrne (son) - Hugh listed deceased in 1888 Arthur’s marriage cert.
Children (all born in Ballymanus):
Arthur (1846) - Godfather Pat Lambert* Godmother Betty Byrne (Elizabeth?)
Mary-Ann (1849) - Godfather John Kingston Godmother Catherine Kavanagh*
Patrick (1852) - Godfather John Roche* Godmother Anne Kavanagh*
Saragh (1854) - Godfather James Byrne* Godmother Julia Kavanagh*
Mary Anne (1857) - Godfather Christopher Cullen* Godmother Katherine Cullen*
= All friends (Kavanagh less certain) living right adjacent to Hugh and Margaret in Ballymanus
Arthur Byrne - born Ballymanus; married residence Ballymanus, later Ballinglen
b. 1846 in Ballymanus
m1. 1871 to Elizabeth nee Byrne from Askakeagh, fathers Denis Byrne, Hugh Byrne witnesses James Byrne & Bridget Byrne (is this 80+ grandmother?)
m2. 1888 to Elizabeth nee Nolan from Baltinglass - fathers Hugh & Margaret Byrne (deceased), Laurence & Mary Nolan; witnesses Bernard Lambert, Bridget Nolan
d. 1907 in Ballinglen
Children (1st marriage only):
Laurence (1872) - Godfather Patrick Byrne (Arthur’s brother?) Godmother Julia Brady
Margaret (1874) - Mother’s name - Records not on RootsIreland! On FamilySearch.
Hugh (1876) - Fathers name - Godfather Phillip Byrne Godmother Mary Anne Byrne (sister?)
Maria (1877) - Godfather William Gargan Godmother Mary Byrne
Catherine (1880) - Godfather Lawrence Byrne Godmother Mary Duffy
Patrick (1879) - Godfather Pat G. Godmother May G.
Anne (1882) - Godfather Patrick Doyle Godmother Sarah Brady
Denis (1885) - - Godfather John Byrne Godmother Mary Doyle
Arthur (1886) - Godfather Bernard Lambert Godmother Francis Doyle
Patrick Joseph Byrne - born Ballymanus; residences Newbridge, Curragh & Dublin
b. 1879 in Ballymanus
m. 1906 in Newbridge Kildare to Bridget White
d. 1941 in Dublin
Maureen (1908 in Newbridge) - Godfather Godmother
Arthur Patrick (1915 in the Curragh) - Godfather Godmother
Josephine (1918 in the Curragh?) - Godfather Godmother
Kevin (1921 in Dublin) - Godfather Godmother
Eithne (1925 in Dublin) - living - Godfather Godmother
Kevin Hubert Byrne
b. 1921 in Dublin