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Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes

Male Abt 1849 - 1919  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Patrick Hughes  [1
    Born Abt 1849  County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • In the 1901 census Patrick can "Read" and his wife can "Read & Write". Patrick enters his age as 52; so born about 1849.
      (10 years later in the 1911 census Patrick enters his age as 69; not 62. The Old Age Pension had just been introduced for those aged 70! When Patrick died in 1919 his brother-in-law Francis Byrnes, restored his age to 69)
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1890  Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Drumalt Road, Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • The 1864 Griffiths Land Valuations were kept updated. The 1885-1898 Revisions show that Patrick Hughes takes over landholding plot 92 in Dorsey townland (9 acres). A later note in the margin reads: "Was thatched now slated.....'94" (1894) and his annual rent was increased from £6-16shillings to £7-5 shillings!
    Census Apr 1901  Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 52y 
    Address:
    Drumalt Road, Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    Marital Status 10 Aug 1909  [6
    Widower 
    Age: 67y 
    • 1909 Registar entry for marriage notes that Patrick is a widower.
    Occupation 10 Aug 1909  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 10 Aug 1909  Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Registrar entry for Hughes' Residence- handwriting looks like " Dorsey M,Keiver" (?). The Dorsy Townlands were: DORSY, DORSY CAVAN O’HANLON (OR ROXBOROUGH), DORSY HEARTY, DORSY Macdonald (or CARRICKROVADDY), DORSY MULLAGHGLASS (all are Newtownhamilton Civil Parish) and DORSY ( Creggan Parish).

    Died 5 Mar 1919  Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 69y 
    Cause: Influenza, seven days. No medical attendant. 
    Address:
    Drumalt Road, Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Patrick Hughes must have been one of very last victims in Ireland of the 1918-1919 flu pandemic. Locally referred to as the Spanish Flu; scientists recognise it as the H1N1 influenza virus strain.
      Present at his death was his wife's brother Francis Byrnes who lived less than 1/2 mile away in Ummeracam (Johnston) townland. Francis was literate and undoubtedly would have known that he was at risk. We don't know if Mary and their daughter, aged 8, had remained in the house at the time.
      Francis Byrnes informed the Registrar in Newtownhamilton of the death on - 10 Mar 1919. At this time such local birth, marriage & death records were centralised in "Castleblaney, Co Monaghan". County Monaghan was soon to be part of the Republic of Ireland but within current records the registrations can be found under "Newry, Co Armagh".
      (Newtownhamilton was 6 miles from Umeracam. Why didn't Francis inform the Crossmaglen Registrar - 3.5 miles away?
    Person ID I234  Hannaway
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2019 

    Father Peter Hughes 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Hughes,   b. Abt 1849, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1908, Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F364  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Byrnes,   b. 8 Oct 1870, Ummeracam, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1952, Newry, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1909  Cullyhanna, Nr Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Patrick Hughes residence on Marriage certificate is in Dorsey McKeever.
    Notes 
    • Husband Patrick was a widower when married in 1909. [8]
    Children 
     1. Mary Anne Hughes,   b. 12 Jul 1910, Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Hughes,   b. 20 May 1912, Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Patrick Hughes
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1849 - County Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Drumalt Road, Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland - 1890 - Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 52y - Apr 1901 - Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 10 Aug 1909 - Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Aug 1909 - Cullyhanna, Nr Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 69y - 5 Mar 1919 - Dorsey, Silverbridge, Co Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Byrnes, Mary (May Hughes)_Dorsy land 1885-98
    Byrnes, Mary (May Hughes)_Dorsy land 1885-98
    Picture Note: Mary Byrnes (May Hughes)_Dorsey Land Records 1885-98. In 1890 Mary's future husband Patrick Hughes, takes over Dorsey holding No 92. © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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    Hughes,Patrick_Dorsey_1901
    Hughes,Patrick_Dorsey_1901
    Picture Note: Patrick Hughes and his wife Mary appear in the 1901 census in Dorsey townland, Co Armagh. Both are aged 52 but we don't know when they married or if they had children. © AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project; http://www.askaboutireland.ie
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    Byrnes, Mary (May Hughes)_Dorsy land 1909-29
    Byrnes, Mary (May Hughes)_Dorsy land 1909-29
    Picture Note: Mary Byrnes (May Hughes), Dorsey Land Records1909-29. Holding No92: Mary (May) Hughes takes over the "House & Land" where they live, from Patrick Hughes in 1920. Mary's husband Patrick had died in 1919. © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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    Byrnes, Mary, (May Hughes) 1909 Marriage certificate
    Byrnes, Mary, (May Hughes) 1909 Marriage certificate
    Picture Note: Mary Byrnes (May Hughes) 1909 Marriage certificate, Cullyhanna RC chapel, Co Armagh. Although Patrick was aged 67 and Mary was 38 they had their first child a year later. Bridesmaid " Rose Byrns" is most likely Mary's sister Rosina Byrnes born 1865. The fathers of both the bride and groom are deceased. © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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    Byrnes, Mary & P. Hughes 1911 Census
    Byrnes, Mary & P. Hughes 1911 Census
    Picture Note: Mary (May) Byrnes & Patrick Hughes - 1911 Census of Dorsey townland (No 41 n the townland- right-hand corner). © AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project; http://www.askaboutireland.ie
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    Hughes,Patrick(MayByrnes)_Dorsey_d1919
    Hughes,Patrick(MayByrnes)_Dorsey_d1919
    Picture Note: Patrick Hughes died in Dorsey - 05 Mar 1919. Patrick Hughes must have been one of very last victims in Ireland of the 1918-1919 flu pandemic. Present at his death was his wife's brother Francis Byrnes who lived less than 1/2 mile away in Ummeracam (Johnston) townland. Francis was literate and undoubtedly would have known that he was at risk. © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/ Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths.
    Picture Note: (Francis Byrnes informed the Newtownhamilton Registrar of the death on 10 Mar 1919. Newtownhamilton was 6 miles from Umeracam. Why didn't Francis inform the Crossmaglen Registrar?)
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    Byrnes, Mary (May Hughes) Dorsey, Griffiths Map
    Byrnes, Mary (May Hughes) Dorsey, Griffiths Map
    Picture Note: Mary Byrnes (May Hughes) & Patrick Hughes. Map of their home in Dorsey townland, Co Armagh (see notes - bottom of map). Mary takes over the property in 1920 following the death of her husband Patrick in 1919. The blue star on the map is half a mile (800 metres) from Mary's house in Dorsey. This is where Mary was born: it is the land and the family-home of her father Peter Byrnes. Map courtesy of 1864 Griffiths' Land Valuation of Ireland. © 2003 OMS Services Ltd, Eneclann Ltd and the National Library of Ireland.
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    Hughes,May &Pat'k_Dorsey,No92 LandOutline&names
    Hughes,May &Pat'k_Dorsey,No92 LandOutline&names
    Picture Note: GoogleSat view of house & land of Patrick Hughes & May Byrnes. Their house was in the group of trees near todays house. Although abandoned by the 1950's it was used by Paddy Byrnes to store hay (Paddy born 1914, brother of Sarah Byrnes, was living in the Byrnes family home nearby in Umericam). Maggie Loye nearby was Maggie Byrnes sister of Sarah Byrnes. The A29 road, bottom left goes north to Newtownhamilton and south to Ford's Cross.
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  • Notes 
    • The family & background of Patrick Hughes is not known but he first appears in 1890 as the new tenant in Dorsey townland, Co Armagh.
      Patrick and his wife Mary appear in the 1901 census in Dorsey townland, Co Armagh. Both are aged 52 but we don't know when they married or if they had children.
      Mary died in 1908 and the following year Patrick married Mary Byrnes of Ummeracam (Johnston) townland in 1909.
      Two years later he enters his age as 69 (rather than 62) in the 1911 census and confirms he was born in Co Armagh.
      Present at his son Patrick's birth in 1918 was "aunt Rose Hughes". Rose could be a sister or sister-in-law of Patrick.
      Patrick Hughes died in Dorsey - 05 Mar 1919. Patrick must have been one of very last victims in Ireland of the 1918-1919 flu pandemic. Present at his death was his wife's brother Francis Byrnes who lived less than 1/2 mile away in Ummeracam (Johnston) townland. Francis was literate and undoubtedly would have known that he was at risk. We do not know if Mary and 8 year-old daughter remained in the house at the time.
      The Griffiths Land Valuations Revisions show that Mary takes over the "House & Land" in 1920 and that the tenancy had been bought (In Fee) in 1914. The 1935 Dorsey census records show that wife Mary Hughes is the (owner) occupier.

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast (Reliability: 3).
      1909 Marriage Registrar, Crossmaglen

    2. [S3] 1901 Census - Ireland (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S2] 1911 Census - Ireland (Reliability: 2).

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

    5. [S3] 1901 Census - Ireland (Reliability: 3).

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

    7. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast.
      1909 marriage, Crossmaglen Registrar.

    8. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast.
      Crossmaglen Registrar.

    9. [S76] irishgenealogy.ie, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs ., Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records. (Reliability: 3).
      Reg'n No: D/1919/193/1023/11/96.

    10. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast (Reliability: 3).
      1909 marriage, Crossmaglen Registrar.
      Mary's signature appears spelt Byrns, remaining entries spelt Byrne. All appear to be the Celebrant's handwriting.
      Witnesses: James Hughes & Rose Byrns.