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Winifred Byrne was born Ashford, Co Wicklow in 1839 - father was James Byrne, Land Steward  from Talbotstown, Oldcourt, Blessington and her mother was Mary Taylor.

Winifred married Patrick Hugh Bloomer from Dungannon in 1864 in Blessington, Kilbride and they emigrated in 1864 to Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. Their wedding portrait is below:

Hugh (as he was known) and Winifred lived the rest of their lives in Gympie Qld where Hugh worked in the Gympie gold mines as gold had been discovered there in 1867.

They had 2 sons, Hugh and James(my grandfather). 

Hugh died in 1905 and Winifred died 1913 at her eldest son's house in Maryborough.

I have been unable to find any information on James Byrne and Mary Taylor, other than the basics on Winifred's Death Certificate.  I would really appreciate anything at all on either of my great-grandparents.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1830
Date of Death 15th Jun 1913
Father (First Name/s and Surname) James Byrne
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary/Margaret Taylor
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Patrick Hugh Bloomer


  • Hello, I found the following transcriptions of Winfred’s baptism and marriage records. Note her birth year was 1830.


    Name: Winifred Byrne Date of Birth:

    Date of Baptism: 23-Feb-1830

    Address: Parish/District: WICKLOW

    Gender: County Co. Wicklow

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Father: James Byrne Mother: Mary Taylor


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    In this transcription of Winifred’s marriage record, her parents are called Jacob and Margaret.

    Date of Marriage: 12-Jan-1864

    Parish / District: BLESSINGTON County: Co. Wicklow

    Husband Wife

    Name: Hugh Blooner [Bloomer] Winifred Byrne

    Address: Kilbride Manor

    Denomination: Roman Catholic Roman Catholic




    Husband's Father Wife's Father

    Name: Hugh Blooner Jacob Byrne




    Husband's Mother Wife's Mother

    Name: Margaret Fox Margaret Taylor




    Witness 1 Witness 2

    Name: Thomas Magrath Maria Meoney




    Monday 24th February 2020 11:05PM
  • Hello Patricia - I cannot thank you enough for your information on my gr grandmother Winifred Bloomer (Byrne).  I have been searching for many years for any information on her but did not know her birthdate was 1830 as this was incorrect (shown as 1839) on her death Certificate.  Thank you SO much - God Bless. 

    Bridget's Grandaughter

    Saturday 7th March 2020 08:02AM
  • You're very welcome. RootsIreland has a trove of baptism, marriage, death, and other records. I noticed that it has baptisms for at least two siblings of your Winifred. It may have baptisms for her parents too.. All the best, Patricia


    Saturday 7th March 2020 02:21PM

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