A surname of England and Ireland, Ó Broín, Ir. bran - raven. (MacLysaght). "Byrne is now one of the most numerous names in Ireland" (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght especially in Co. Wicklow and by Matthews in Devon.



At Ferryland: Surrogate Court Records: March 30, 1818, Patrick Burne of (not stated) sued Hugh Burne of Caplin Bay for a debt owed.
  Supreme Court Records: November 1 - 11, 1826 - Hugh Byrne sued Patrick Quick (Quirk??).
At Caplin Bay: Will of John Morry - December 24, 1828 - mentioned that "Hugh Byrne is agreed to go in the Harler the same as last year".
  Voter's List for Caplin Bay 1840, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1845 - Hugh Byrne.
  Robert Carter's Journal: November 10th, 1845, Hugh Byrne, an old inhabitant of Caplin Bay, died.
  Journal of the Newfoundland House of Assembly - 1848, Page A362 - "A Statement of the distribution of Flour in the Southern division of this District during the winters of 1846-7: - Caplin Bay - Widow Byrne - 1/2 Barrel.
  Voter's List for Caplin Bay 1847, 1849, 1852 - Patrick Byrne.
Family History: Byrne (aka Burne) was one of the early surnames associated with the Wren's Nest area of Caplin Bay, located along the public roadway leading to Ferryland. In the Ferryland Surrogate Court Records, an entry on March 30th, 1818, indicated that Patrick "Burne" had sued Hugh "Burne", location unspecified. These two men were brothers and, according to Patrick, he had given Hugh money to cover provisions and other expenses in the previous autumn. In return, Hugh was to allow Patrick to live in his house over the winter. Sometime later, they quarrelled; Hugh kicked Patrick out of his house but refused to reimburse him for any of his earlier household contributions.
  It is not clear what happened to Patrick but, in 1828, Hugh was at Caplin Bay and working as a boatmaster for John Morry. Hugh Bryne is listed as an eligible voter at Caplin Bay from 1840 to 1845. He died on, or about, November 10th of the latter year. His widow was still living at Caplin Bay, and in the aftermath of the Great Gale of 1846, she received Government assistance for at least a couple of years. From 1847 to 1852, a voter named Patrick Byrne was listed at Caplin Bay. However, there is no indication if this Patrick was the brother that Hugh had quarrelled with, back in 1818, or if he was a son of Hugh. The Byrne surname did not survive at Caplin Bay beyond 1852. There is no record of this surname at Caplin Bay in Lovell's 1871 Directory. Although the surname reappears again at Brigus South in the late 1800s, members of that family do not appear to be related to the earlier Caplin Bay family. It is not known if there were any females in the Byrne family that could have married into other Caplin Bay families.

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