Hugh Byrne, 17701842 (aged 72 years)

Name
Hugh Byrne
Given names
Hugh
Nickname
Vesty
Surname
Byrne
Birth about 1770
MarriageSarah DwyerView this family
about 1796 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonPhilip Byrne
1798 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a sonMichael Byrne
1800 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a daughterRosanna Byrne
1803 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a sonManifred Byrne
about 1804 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a daughterAnn Byrne
before February 15, 1806 (aged 36 years)
Immigration February 15, 1806 (aged 36 years)
Text:

Hugh arrived in the colony aboard the ship Telicherry. He was described as having been born in 1770 at Kirikee Wicklow age 36.

Source: unknown
Text:

HUGH VESTY BYRNE, a lieutenant of the rebel leader Michael Dwyer, Byrne fought at the battles of Arklow, Vinegar Hill and Hacketstown. With the retreat of the rebel force into the Wicklow Mountains, Dwyer and a small band of loyal followers including Byrne held out against the British and Protestant forces. By 1803 however the pressure on Dwyer had increased to a point where he surrendered with the understanding that he and his four lieutenants would be pardoned and with their families to America. Byrne had been imprisoned at the Wicklow Gaol following Dwyer's surrender. He was one of the few men who ever escaped from the Gaol however his fate was unalterably linked with Dwyer. Dwyer had been held at the Kilmainham Gaol until 1805 when he learned that he was to be sent as a free man, not to America but to the penal colonies of New South Wales -- Australia. On August 28, 1805 Dwyer and his wife Mary; his first cousin, Hugh Vesty Byrne his wife Rachael and their children; and Dwyer's other lieutenants, Arthur Devlin, Hohn Meenagh and Martin Burke left Cobh Harbour aboard the ship "Tellicherry." Landing in New South Wales in early 1806, the men were given 100 acres of land and the promise of a new life. That promise was shattered by the British Governor of New South Wales -- Captain William Bligh, the infamous commander of H.M.S. Bounty. Bligh had Dwyer, Byrne and the others arrested on charges of seditious activities. They were cleared by the court only to be re-arrested by Bligh and sent to various convict depots including Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land. Bligh was eventually removed from office during the Rum Rebellion and Byrne, Dwyer and the others released and pardoned. They eventually returned to their farms at Liverpool near Sydney.

Birth of a daughterCatherine Agnes Byrne
about 1807 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a sonCharles Byrne
about 1809 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a daughterBridget Byrne
1811 (aged 41 years)
Birth of a daughterMary Byrne
1813 (aged 43 years)
Birth of a daughterSarah Byrne
about 1816 (aged 46 years)
Birth of a sonJames Byrne
1818 (aged 48 years)
Birth of a sonSylvester Byrne
1820 (aged 50 years)
Text:

Name: Sylvester Byrne Birth Date: 1820 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1820 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Hugh Byrne Mother: Sarah Volume Number: V18201143 125

Birth of a daughterHannah Byrne
1820 (aged 50 years)
Text:

Name: Hannah Burn Birth Date: 1820 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1820 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Hugh Burn Mother: Sarah Volume Number: V182042 128

Marriage of a childWilliam CraftRosanna ByrneView this family
about 1821 (aged 51 years)
Text:

A neighbour of William's was Hugh Vesty Byrne, one of the Wicklow martyrs from Ireland. William married Hugh's daughter Rosanna (or Rose).

Birth of a sonSylvester Byrne
1821 (aged 51 years)
Birth of a daughterWinifred Agnes Mary Byrne
1822 (aged 52 years)
Text:

Name: Winfred Byrne Birth Date: 1822 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1822 Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Hugh Byrne Mother: Sarah Volume Number: V1822279 125

Birth of a daughterElizabeth Mary Byrne
February 23, 1824 (aged 54 years)
Marriage of a childJohn KeighranCatherine Agnes ByrneView this family
1825 (aged 55 years)
Text:

Name: John Keighran Spouse Name: Catherine Byrne Marriage Date: 1825 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1825 Volume Number: V

Marriage of a childWilliam ByrneAnn ByrneView this family
January 10, 1826 (aged 56 years)
Text:

Name: William Byrne Spouse Name: Nano Byrne Marriage Date: 1826 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1826 Volume Number: V

Citation details:

no. 152 vol. 127

Text:

William Byrne of West Bargo and Nanno Byrne were married 10 Jan 1826 at Bunbury Curran Witnessed by Hugh Byrne, Michael Byrne, sen., Michael Byrne jun., Bridget Dwyer St. Marys Roman Catholic

Birth of a daughterRose Agatha Byrne
February 16, 1826 (aged 56 years)
Census November 1828 (aged 58 years)
Text:

Byrne, Hugh, 50, conditonal pardon, Tellicherry, 1806, Catholic, settler at Airds, 210 acres, 163 acres cleared, 66 acres cultivated, 6 horses, 236 horned cattle Byrne, Sarah, 50, conditonal pardon, Tellicherry, 1806, Catholic Byrne, Charles 19 born in the colony Byrne, Bridget 17 born in the colony Byrne, Mary 15 born in the colony Byrne, James 10 born in the colony Byrne, Silvester 8 born in the colony Byrne, Winifred 5 born in the colony Byrne, Elizabeth 4 born in the colony Byrne, Rose 2 born in the colony

Marriage of a childMichael ByrneJane Agnes WarbyView this family
about 1829 (aged 59 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel BowlerBridget ByrneView this family
July 28, 1829 (aged 59 years)
Marriage of a childHenry MerrettSarah ByrneView this family
February 22, 1836 (aged 66 years)
Citation details:

Licenses for Marriages, 1813-1835

Text:

No 36/12 dated 22 Feb 1836 Henry Merrett residing Sydney a bachelor Sarah Byrne residing Campbelltown a spinster Church St Peter, Cumberland

Marriage of a childJohn HurleyMary ByrneView this family
January 10, 1837 (aged 67 years)
Citation details:

The Australian (Sydney) Fri 13 Jan 1837 p. 2

Text:

Marriage. By Special License, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. J. J. Therry, Mr. John Hurley to Miss Mary Byrne, fifth daughter of Mr. Hugh Byrne, near Campbelltown.

Marriage of a childJoseph ByrneAnn ByrneView this family
about 1839 (aged 69 years)

Death April 18, 1842 (aged 72 years)
Citation details:

Australasian Chronicle Tue 19 Apr 1842 p. 3

Text:

DIED. At his residence, Airds, on the 18th instant, after a short but painful illness, which he bore with exemplary piety and fortitude, Hugh Byrne, Esq., in the 78th year of his age. It was truly edifying to the Christian who contemplated the dying scene of this venerable man, surrounded by moral sons and virtuous daughters, and their progeny, joining in prayer to the author of all good for a peaceful re- ception of his immortal soul into the mansions of eternal bliss.

Burial April 21, 1842 (3 days after death)
Cemetery: St Johns Catholic Church Cemetery
Family with Sarah Dwyer
himself
17701842
Birth: about 1770Wicklow, Ireland
Death: April 18, 1842Airds, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17781872
Birth: about 1778Ireland
Death: January 2, 1872Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1796Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland
3 years
son
3 years
son
18001879
Birth: 1800 30 22Wicklow, Ireland
Death: March 3, 1879Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18031825
Birth: 1803 33 25Wicklow, Ireland
Death: March 15, 1825Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
18061864
Birth: before February 15, 1806 36 28The high Seas
Death: April 26, 1864New South Wales, Australia
23 months
daughter
18071859
Birth: about 1807 37 29New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1859Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18091873
Birth: about 1809 39 31New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1873Broulee, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18111875
Birth: 1811 41 33Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 22, 1875Albury, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18131859
Birth: 1813 43 35Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 14, 1859Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18161850
Birth: about 1816 46 38Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 21, 1850Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18181853
Birth: 1818 48 40Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 3, 1853Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18201820
Birth: 1820 50 42New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1820
12 months
daughter
1820
Birth: 1820 50 42New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
son
18211880
Birth: 1821 51 43Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1880Nymagee, Upper Western, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18221892
Birth: 1822 52 44New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 31, 1892Darlinghurst, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18241893
Birth: February 23, 1824 54 46Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 12, 1893Bolaro, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18261864
Birth: February 16, 1826 56 48Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 14, 1864Petersham, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthMayberry, Peter, comp. Irish convicts to NSW 1788-1849 [database online]
ImmigrationMayberry, Peter, comp. Irish convicts to NSW 1788-1849 [database online]
Text:

Hugh arrived in the colony aboard the ship Telicherry. He was described as having been born in 1770 at Kirikee Wicklow age 36.

Immigrationunknown
Text:

HUGH VESTY BYRNE, a lieutenant of the rebel leader Michael Dwyer, Byrne fought at the battles of Arklow, Vinegar Hill and Hacketstown. With the retreat of the rebel force into the Wicklow Mountains, Dwyer and a small band of loyal followers including Byrne held out against the British and Protestant forces. By 1803 however the pressure on Dwyer had increased to a point where he surrendered with the understanding that he and his four lieutenants would be pardoned and with their families to America. Byrne had been imprisoned at the Wicklow Gaol following Dwyer's surrender. He was one of the few men who ever escaped from the Gaol however his fate was unalterably linked with Dwyer. Dwyer had been held at the Kilmainham Gaol until 1805 when he learned that he was to be sent as a free man, not to America but to the penal colonies of New South Wales -- Australia. On August 28, 1805 Dwyer and his wife Mary; his first cousin, Hugh Vesty Byrne his wife Rachael and their children; and Dwyer's other lieutenants, Arthur Devlin, Hohn Meenagh and Martin Burke left Cobh Harbour aboard the ship "Tellicherry." Landing in New South Wales in early 1806, the men were given 100 acres of land and the promise of a new life. That promise was shattered by the British Governor of New South Wales -- Captain William Bligh, the infamous commander of H.M.S. Bounty. Bligh had Dwyer, Byrne and the others arrested on charges of seditious activities. They were cleared by the court only to be re-arrested by Bligh and sent to various convict depots including Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land. Bligh was eventually removed from office during the Rum Rebellion and Byrne, Dwyer and the others released and pardoned. They eventually returned to their farms at Liverpool near Sydney.

CensusAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Text:

Byrne, Hugh, 50, conditonal pardon, Tellicherry, 1806, Catholic, settler at Airds, 210 acres, 163 acres cleared, 66 acres cultivated, 6 horses, 236 horned cattle Byrne, Sarah, 50, conditonal pardon, Tellicherry, 1806, Catholic Byrne, Charles 19 born in the colony Byrne, Bridget 17 born in the colony Byrne, Mary 15 born in the colony Byrne, James 10 born in the colony Byrne, Silvester 8 born in the colony Byrne, Winifred 5 born in the colony Byrne, Elizabeth 4 born in the colony Byrne, Rose 2 born in the colony

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Australasian Chronicle Tue 19 Apr 1842 p. 3

Text:

DIED. At his residence, Airds, on the 18th instant, after a short but painful illness, which he bore with exemplary piety and fortitude, Hugh Byrne, Esq., in the 78th year of his age. It was truly edifying to the Christian who contemplated the dying scene of this venerable man, surrounded by moral sons and virtuous daughters, and their progeny, joining in prayer to the author of all good for a peaceful re- ception of his immortal soul into the mansions of eternal bliss.

BurialRootsWeb. WorldConnect [database on-line]. Ancestry.com, 2009