|The Family of
Michael Byrne and Nappy (Penelope ?) Naughton in Mohorra,
Birth of Michael Byrne: Circa 1789 (From tombstone) place and parents unknown.
Birth of Nappy Naughton: Circa 1813 (From tombstone), place and parents unknown
- SMFRC listed Nappy as Penelope, however, there is not a single instance of
the name Penelope used in the records from 1831 to 1863.
- Nappy was a relatively common name in the Shrule records. It rarely, if ever, appeared in the records in Ballinrobe.
Marriage: Michael Byrne married
Nappy Naughton, before 1831, place unknown
Occupation: In 1865, at the time of the marriage of his daughter,
Nappy Byrne, to Mathias Langan, Michael "Berren" (Byrne) was described as a "poor tenant".
Griffith: Replaced his mother, Nappy Byrne in 1879
- Peter Byrne (c. 1831-1917)
Peter was born circa 1831 (Based on census information)
Baptism: No record in Shrule parish
Marriage: Mary ____, date and place unknown, born circa 1834 (per death record)
Children: They did not appear to have had children.
Death of Mary: July 20, 1899, age 65, Mohorra (SMFRC)
Griffith: Not listed
1901 Census in Mohorra: Peter Byrne, widower, age 70, landholder, Thomas Byrne
1911 Census: Peter Byrne, widower, old age pensioner, age 80, landholder, Thomas Byrne
Death: August 1917.
SMFRC listed Peter is the "presumed son of Michael and Penelope".
- He was listed on the Byrne Family tombstone as the "brother-in-law", of Mary Byrne, the wife of
Thomas Byrne was the son of Michael and Penelope Byrne.
was the landholder of the property where Peter lived in both the 1901 and 1911 census.
- If Peter
is presumed to have been older than Thomas, what are the issues that Thomas became the landholder and Peter didn' t ?
- Since Peter's baptism was not recorded, there is the possibility that
he was born before 1831. It is also
possible that Peter was not the son of Penelope but was
the son of Michael by another marriage.
The first person listed on the Byrne Family Tombstone was Mary Byrne,
the wife of Thomas Byrne. Peter was listed as "her brother-in-law, Peter Byrne, died August 1917".
- Margaret 1833
Margaret of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Patrick Neal and Kitty Boyle, March 28, 1833, Mohorra
Death: Another Margaret was baptized in 1844.
Note: The Byrne Family Tombstone lists, "Mary Byrne died 21th July 1899, aged 65 years". This is either this
child, baptized as "Margaret" or possibly another child born to Michael and Nappy.
Nappy of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Peter Lally and Mary Higgins, March, 29, 1835, Mohorra
Death: Another Nappy was baptized in 1836.
Nappy of Michael Berrin and Nappy Naughton, Thos Swift and Honor Boyle, May 16, 1836, Mohorra
Marriage: Nappy Byrne married Mathias Langan
Mathew (sic) Langan, age 21, bachelor, profession, labourer, residence at the time of marriage, Ballinrobe, father, Mathais Langan,
poor tenant , married Penelope Berren (sic), age 22, spinster, profession, labourer, residence at time of marriage, Tubbersharre, daughter of Michael Berrin(sic), poor tenant on June I, 1865 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Shrule, District of Cong, Union of Ballinrobe, County of Mayo, Ireland.
The witnesses were Thomas Berren (sic) and Saragh Burke.
Children: Nappy Byrne and Mathias Langan had five children: Pat, Martin, Maggie (Margaret), James, and Bridget.
All of the Langans, including Nappy and Mathias, immigrated to New York City in the late 1880s. The
children all married and had children of their own.
- Thomas Berren was Nappy's brother
- Who was Sarah Burke? There is no record of a Sarah Burke born in Shrule parish.
There is no record of a Sarah married to a Burke in Shrule parish.
Was Sarah born a Burke or married a Burke?
For more information on Nappy Byrne and her husband, Mathias Langan, and their chilldren go to
- Winny 1838
Baptism: Winny of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Martin Varily and Mary Naughton, July 3, 1838, Mohorra
- Winny Byrne was the godmother of Nappy and Mathias' son,
Pat in 1866
- No marriage in Shurle Parish
- No clear indication of emigration
- Thomas Byrne (1840-1919) and Mary Biggins
Thomas of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Peter Mulroony and Nappy Naughton,
December 18, 1840, Mohorra
Marriage: Mary Biggins, date and place unknown
- John (1873-1890)
Baptism: John of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, sponsors: John Naughton and
Penelope Byrne, July 1, 1873 Tubbersharive. Baptismal record from www.shrule.com sponsors from
Civil Record: June 29, 1873, Cong District, birth, vol. 4, p.44, SMFRC
Notes on the baptism of John Byrne:
Death: February 7, 1890 age 17 (SMFRC and Byrne Family Tombstone)
- This is the only record I could find for John Naughton. See
Naughtons now or at the bottom of he page.
Penelope (Nappy) Byrne Langan was the sister of Thomas Byrne and the wife of Mathias Langan
- Margaret 1875-1956
Notes on the baptism of Margaret:
Baptism: Margaret of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, sponsors Redmond
Neafsey and Anne Conry, March 10, 1875, Tubbersharive.
Baptismal record from www.shrule.com, sponsors from SMFRC
Civil Record: March 9, 1875, Cong district births, volume 5, page 6.
Civil Record: June 29 Cong district Births vol. 4, p 44 (SMFRC)
Margaret Byrne immigrated to NYC in 1897cand returned to Ireland several times: 1905, 1924, 1936.
- Neafsey, no records for the
name were listed by www.shrule.com
- I cannot find either a baptismal or marriage records for Ann Conry
1897: Margaret Byrne, age 21, servant, Ballinrobe, destination New York, 1 bag from Queenstown on the Teutonic
June 09, 1897.
1900 Census NYC: No clear listing
1901 Census in Ireland: She was not listed in either the 1901 or 1911 censuses in Mohorra.
1902: Margaret Byrne was the godmother for Joseph the
son of Joseph Walsh and Maggie Langan in 1902 in NYC.
1905, Visit to Ireland: From Queenstown, September 9, 1905 on the Cedric:
Margaret Byrne age 27 Single, servant, born Ireland, Shrule, destination New York, "home" in NYC,
196 E 76th Street
- Peter Byrne age 25, clerk, born Ireland, Shrule, destination New York, "home" in NYC 1535 2nd
The person next to them was, Julia Walsh, 44 widow, Kilmane Ballinrobe destination
Brooklyn, "Home" at 283 Carroll Street Brooklyn. Her name was crossed out because
she missed the boat. She entered on Sept. 15. she was listed in the 1910 census as a servant at 283 Carroll Street.
1910 Census: Ward 19, East 82nd Street, Margaret Byrne, head, age 33, single, immigrated 1898, no occupation,
Peter Byrne, brother, age 28, single, immigrated 1899, Na, conductor street
Mary Huddy, lodger, age 36, immigrated 1898, waitress private
Mary Flynn, lodger, age 38, single immigrated 1900, cook family,
Patrick Reilly, age 24, immigrated 1908, driver milk wagon
Notes on Census:
1920 Census: Maybe
- Mary Huddy immigrated June 9, 1897, from Queenstown through Ellis Island, on the Teutonic,
age 18, servant, from Ballinrobe, to New York.
- Mary Flynn, age 22, and Mary Flynn, age 28, both servants from Newport, cousins,
no destination, May 6, 1900 from Queenstown on the Etruria.
- Patrick Reilly, age 23, labourer, last residence Headford, mother,
Margaret Reilly, Mocarra,
Shrule, Co. Mayo, to brother, James
Mechanicsville, New York,
5' 7'', dark complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, traveling with Sarah Higgons, age 19,
labourer, mother Margaret of Di---ffard, Shrule, Co. Mayo, to sister
Mrs. ____ ich, 208, East 38th Street, NY, 5' 7", fair, red hair blue eyes from Queenstown May 27, 1908 on the Oceanic.
There are several posibilities. This one fits the best; matching both
her age and date of immigration.
Margaret Byrne at E 77th Street near 5th Ave., Manhattan, with the
family of Charles Payne, vic president tobacco, his with and 4 children.
There were 5 servants including 3 maids, a cook, a butler and a nurse.
Margaret Byrne age 45 Single, born Ireland, immigrated 1897, Alien.
Naturalization: New York Supreme court December 1923 per passport application
New York County Supreme Court Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-24, Margaret Byrne
Name: Margaret Byrne,
Address: 375 Park Ave,
Date: 3 Dec 1923,
Volume #: 617,
Page #: 136
US Passport Application 1924:
Margaret Byrne, single, born at Shrule, Co. Mayo, Ireland, March 22, 1878, father,
Thomas Byrne, born Ireland living Co. Mayo, Ireland, immigrated from
Queenstown, March 1897, resident of the US for 27 years from 1897 to 1924,
at New York City naturalized in the Supreme court of New York, December 3, 1923,
permanent domicile in US East Hampton, domestic servant,
purpose of visit abroad, visit relatives, Ireland, sailing on the Celtic Jan 13, 1925.
age 46, height 5 ft 4 inches, eyes blue, hair grey, address Easthampton, L. I., N. Y. C/o Mr Th Appleton
Byrne, Margaret age 58, F. s., USP 303 041 Wash DC 6/5/36
Supreme Court New York 1923 address 1145- 3rd ave., New York on the Sat Louis from Galway arriving
New York 15th Sept 1936.
Return to Ireland: After 1936.
Death of Margaret Byrne: June 29, 1956, Shrule?? (Byrne Family Tombstone)
Margaret Byrne from her 1924 passport application.
- Peter 1879-??
Baptism: No record in Shrule parish.
?? Peter, born April 26, 1875 (SMFRC, Cong district births vol. 6, p 57)
Immigration 1899: Peter Byrne, age 20, labourer, born Shrule,
the Britannic from Queenstown on June 2, 1899
destination, "sister" (not named), at 853 Douglas Street, Brooklyn
- Listed by the South Mayo Family Research Centre
Close birth of Margaret above.
- www.shrule.com does not list this baptismal record
Return to Ireland and Reentry into US: 1905. See Margaret above.
Naturalization - Byrne, Peter US District court Brooklyn, June 15, 1905, vol. 69 36 Hudson Ave., Brooklyn, accupation R. r. Guard, birth April 3, 1879, fromer nationality English,
date of arrival June 2, 1899, Patrick Murray 36 Hudson avenue, Brooklyn.
Petition: Peter Byrne, Rail road guard, June 15, 1905, witness Patrick Murray, 36 Hudson avenue
retired disabled by age rail road guard has know Peter Bryne since 1899 - Peter Byren bornn Ireland, 3 April
1879 immigrated June 2, 1899, residence 36 Hudson avenue, Brooklyn, - he signed.
1910 Census: Listed with Margaret in 1910. Not listed with Margaret
in 1920 census.
Draft Registration: Did not find him
Death: I did not find his death in NYC
- Michael 1876-1965
Baptism: Michael of Thomas Byrne and Mary Biggins, sponsors Michael Reily and Bridget Reily,
October 8, 1876, Tubbersharive. Baptismal record from (www.shrule.com). Godparents from SMFRC
Notes on the baptism of Michael:
1901 Census: Michael, son of Thomas Byrne, age 23, see below
Marriage: Mary circa 1907 according to the 1911 census
1911 Census: See Thomas Byrne below
- Thomas, 1908 (1911 Census)
Marriage: Bridget, date and place unknown
Death of Bridget Byrne: 23rd January 1973 (Byrne Family Tombstone)
Death of Thomas Byrne: 9th July 1984 (Byrne Family Tombstone)
- Maggie, 1909 (1911 Census)
- Bridget, 1911 (1911 Census)
Death of Mary Byrne: July 24th, 1917. Listed on the Byrne Family tombstone as the "daughter-in-law"
of Mary Byrne.
Death of Michael Byrne: February 24th, 1965 (Byrne Family Tombstone)
- Mary 1882
Birth: Mary, born July 20, 1882 (SMFRC, Cong district birth, vol. 7, p 61)
Baptism: None listed by shrule.com
Death: January 1883, Mohorra, age 4 months (SMFRC Cong District Deaths, vol. 4, p 50)
According to the 1911 census Mary Byrne, the wife of Thomas Byrne had six children,
three of whom were still alive (Michael, listed in the census with them was one,
John born 1873 is known to have died, Mary born 1882 is known to have died)
Thomas, head, age 55, farmer
Mary, wife, age 56
Michael, son, age 23, single
Thomas, head, age 7?, farmer, married
Mary, wife, age 73, married 40, 6 children, 3 still living
Michael, son, age 25, married
Mary, wife, age 26, married
Thomas, son, age 3
Maggie, daughter, age 2
Bridget, daughter, age 3 mo
Thomas Byrne was also listed on both the 1901 and 1911 censuses as
the landlord for his bother, Peter Byrne.
Death of Mary Biggins Byrne: July 24, 1916
Mary Byrne was the first person listed on the front of the Byrne Family tombstone.
"In loving memory of Mary Byrne (Woodpark) who died
24th July 1916"
Death of Thomas Byrne: Byrne, Thomas, Tubbersharave, 09/04/1919 age 80 buried Shrule Cemetery (
Shrule Parish Newsleter April 9, 2017
Baptism: Margt of Michael Berne and Nappy Naughton, Wm Laville and Mary Boyle, January 18, 1844, Mohorra
Baptism: Honor of Michael Birne and Nappy Naughton, Martin Mulroony and Mary Naughton,
March 30, 1846, Mohorra
Michael Byrne as a Sponsor:
Death of Michael Byrne: July 20th, 1854 (Byrne Family Tombstone)
- Patr of Patr Boyle and Ann Glynn, Michl Berne and Honor Newel, October 15, 1837, Mohorra
- Bridget of Giles Shaughnessy and Mary Walsh, Michael Berne and Mary Cavanaugh, March 23,
Griffith: Nappy Byrne was listed in Mohorra from 1856 to 1879 when she was replaced by her son,
Griffith Changes: Nappy Byrne (1856 and book 2) #2 a in the Griffith. Nappy Byrne (book 2). Nappy Byrne in
book 3 (1860-1861 ish). Nappy Byrne in book 4 (1863-1864 ish). Nappy Byrne in book 5 (1865 ish). Thomas
Byrne in 1879 (book 6). Thomas Byrne in book 7 (1883-1897).
Death of Nappy Naughton Byrne:
Byrnes and Possible Relations in the 1901 Census
Thomas Byrne, the son of Michael Byrne and Penelope Naughton, and the brother of
Penelope Byrne Langan, was listed in the 1901 census in Mochara as follows:
- Thomas Byrne, head of household, Roman Catholic, cannot read, age 55, farmer,
Co. Mayo, Irish & English speaker
- Mary Byrne, wife, Roman Catholic, cannot read, age 56, no occupation, married, born Co. May,
Irish & English speaker
- Michael Byrne, son, Roman Catholic, can read and write, age 23, farmer's son, not married, born Co. Mayo,
Irish & English speaker.
The census indicates that Thomas Byrne and family were living in a
3rd class, 2 window, 3 room house with 3 outbuildings: cow house, piggery and barn.
Since the Langans appear to have been living with the Byrnes in 1875 and the number of buildings in the village did not change from 1865, this was surely the
same house where Maggie Langan Walsh was
born. How strange it must have been to come to a walk up appartment in New York City.
Peter Byrne who the South Mayo Family Research Centre suggests may also have been the son of
Michael Byrne and Penelope Naughton, as follows:
- Peter Byrne, head of house hold, age 70, Roman Catholic, cannot read, farmer, widower, born
Co. Mayo, Irish & English speaker.
James Naughton, who had the same surname and was born about the same time
as Penelope Naughton Byrne
- James Naughton, Roman Catholic, read and write,
age 70, farmer, married, born Co. Mayo, Irish & English speaker
- Norah Naughton, wife, Roman Catholic, cannot read and write,
age 62, married, born Co. Mayo, Irish & English speaker
James Connell, son-in-law, Roman Catholic, read and write,
age 33, married, born Co. Mayo, Irish & English speaker
Mary Connell, daughter, Roman Catholic, read and write,
age 25, married, born Co. Mayo, Irish & English speaker
- Catherine Naughton, daughter, Roman Catholic, read and write,
age 22, not-married, born Co. Mayo, Irish & English speaker
- Mary A Browne, boarder, Roman Catholic, read and write,
age 20, teacher, not-married, born Co. Mayo, there is a slash in the Irish Language column
- Lizzie Browne, visitor, Roman Catholic, read and write,
age 10, scholar, not-married, born Co. Mayo, there is a slash in the Irish Language column
- While this was listed as a one family household , in the technical sence of the word, there
are at least two families in this house, that of James Naughton and that of his son-in-law,
- I would assume that Mary Naughton Connell and her husband, James, stood in line to inherit the land.