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Descendants of

Andrew Luke Byrne

First Generation

1. Andrew Luke Byrne was born in 1774 in Wicklow Ireland. He died in 1863 in George St Haymarket.

        Andrew was sentenced to life imprisonment as an Irish rebel.  He arrived on the Minerva in 1800.

In 1809 Andrew brought  land in O'Connell Street, Sydney,  for 9 pound 10 shillings in 1809.

The following notice appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald dated 24 Jul 1858.

NOTICE AND CAUTION.--I am creditably informed by my overseer and others, that there is a large number of horned cattle and horses grazing and depasturing continually on my run of land, situated on the sea coast, between Port Hacking and Bulli, and known by the name of Gara; if not claimed and taken away off the said land before the 1st day of September next, they will be detained and sold for the last twelve months depasturing, according to law,
as the said trespassers are continually here without permission  and after the above date and limited time given for their removal off said land, their claims to the said cattle will be relinquished. ANDREW BYRNE, Peacock Inn, George-street, Sydney. Dated this 23rd of July, 1858.



Andrew married (1) Mary Lewin in 1812 in Sydney St Philips C of E. Mary was born in 1770. She died in 1815. She was buried in Old Sydney Burial Ground.

Mary arrived 'free' on the Wansted.

Andrew and Mary had the following children:

+ 2 M i Owen Byrne
+ 3 M ii Thomas Byrne
  4 M iii John Byrne was born in 1808. He died in 1884 in 48 Dowling St Paddington.

Andrew married (2) Maria Davis Best daughter of William Davis Best and Mary Goodman in 1816. Maria was born in 1799. She died in 1872 in 33 Holt St. Strawberry Hill. She was buried in Devonshire St Cath Cem.

They had the following children:

+ 5 F iv Hannah Byrne
  6 M v William Andrew Byrne was born in 1819. He died in 1824.
  7 F vi Mary Byrne was born in 1821. She died about 1900.
+ 8 M vii Cavan Byrne
  9 F viii Elizabeth Byrne was born in 1826. She died in 1907 in Botany. Her death notice was in both names (Byrne and Abbott. 
        Elizabeth cohabited with Unknown Abbott.  Sons: James, Andrew Luke and John.
  10 F ix Maria Byrne was born in 1829. She died in 1888.
+ 11 M x Andrew Luke Byrne
  12 F xi Ann Emilia Byrne was born in 1833. She died in 1837.
  13 M xii Henry Rupert Byrne was born in 1836. He died in 1840.
  14 M xiii Terrence James Byrne was born in 1840. He died in 1841.
  15 F xiv Unamed Byrne.