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Timothy Burke (Bourke)
Death Date : Not Available
Mary Hayes (Hays)
Death Date : 25 Nov 1912

Reavouler
Drinagh
Co. Cork
Ireland

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of Timothy Burke
and Mary Hayes


The first person of the name to arrive in Ireland was William Fitzadelm de Burgo, a Norman knight from Burgh in Suffolk, who took part in the invasion of 1171, and succeeded Strongbow as Chief Governor. Variants of the Burke name include Bourke, de Burgo, Burgh, and De Burgh.

The Parish records for Kilmacabea are only available from June 1832 so we don't have any info on the birth of Timothy or Mary because records do not exist.  Kilmacabea is one of the parishes in the Cork and Ross Diocese where records of baptisms and marriages are available from 1832 as many other parishes have records dating back to the late 1700's. However Kilmacabea did quickly include details such as address in the record which is of great help in tracing families.  Records of burials are generally available from the early 1800's but these are vague in part.  Of course most family graves were marked with just a stone without inscription so over time knowledge of those buried there was lost.  Just to ponder on all those who lived over the centuries going back to around 9,000 years ago (7,000 BC) when the first people reputedly came to Ireland, where are they buried?  We don't have graveyards but of course these people were buried at convenient locations and we do today find evidence of such burials.  Cremation was used by stone age man and it is said that the bones were mixed with already deceased cremated relatives.  Then for the 'chiefs'in particular, we will note they were buried / cremated and evidence is found in wedge tombs, etc.

We don't generally have records, in Ireland, for the 1700's and earlier and so genealogy research comes to a standstill for most researchers.

Tim Burke and Mary Hayes were probably born between about 1815 and 1824 but the records do not exist for that era. They grew up in difficult times in Ireland and indeed lived through difficult times with the Great Famine of 1847 - 1848.  Looking at a sample 3500 of the Prison Records for County Cork between 1840 and 1870 (incl), and over 40 different surnames, we find some of the most frequent offences were as follows:

OffenceNumber%age of 3,500 sample
Stealing1,01628.6%
Assault61917.4%
Drunk2186.1%
Vagrant1614.5%
Debtor1524.3%
Trespass1424.0%
Absconding792.2%
Burglary & Robbery772.2%
Other712.0%
Larceny681.9%
Disorderly651.8%
Riot621.7%
Threatening551.5%
Begging521.5%
Suspicion of521.5%


Sample of "Suspicion of" type offences above:-
  • Suspicion Of Stealing Butter
  • Suspicion Of Stealing Turkeys
  • Suspicion Of Murdering Her Child
  • Suspicion Of Stealing A £10 Note
  • Suspicion Of Stealing A Sheeps Head
  • Suspicion Of Stealing A Duck
  • Suspicion Of Stealing A Watch
  • Suspicion of stealing shirts
  • Suspicion of stealing plough
  • Suspicion Of Stealing Potatoes
  • Suspected Of Having Picked Pockets
  • Suspicious Vagrant
  • Suspected Of Treasonable Practice


Sub-division of some items under Stealing above:

StealingNumber% of 1,016 sample
Clothes27627.2%
Turnips999.7%
Money949.3%
Potatoes908.9%
Other858.4%
Sheep646.3%
Food605.9%
Animals444.3%
Poultry373.6%
Boots / Shoes252.5%
Timber232.3%
Farm items / tools202.0%
Attempt to161.6%
Hay / Straw141.4%
Pick Pocket101.0%


Sub-division of some items of Clothing Stolen:
                  Item stolen                           Number     %age of 276 above

Fabrics (e.g. cotton)3512.7%
Shirt3312.0%
Coat248.7%
Blanket134.7%
Cloak124.3%
Shawl114.0%
Gown103.6%
Trousers93.3%
Handkerchief82.9%
Petticoat82.9%
Sheet51.8%



Tim Burk and Mary Hays married in Leap on 23 February 1841. Witnesses: Peter Hays, Tim Burke.  (Note:  Spellings are variable in the Kilmacabea records !)
Marriage record of Tim Burk to Mary Hays is the last entry in the above copy of the Marriage Register

Timothy and Mary had children baptised in Kilmacabea on dates shown:-

Mary, baptised on 22nd Aug 1848  (sponsors: Batt Hurley & Margaret Burke)

Margaret, baptised on 2 Oct 1850  (sponsors: Patt Maguire & Bridget Hays)

Ellen, baptised on 12th Dec 1851  (sponsors: John Burke, Bridget Collins)

Margaret, baptised on 1 Oct 1854  (sponsors: Timothy Hease, Kate Hease)

Kate, baptised on 9th Feb 1858  (sponsors: Peter Hayes & Mary Maguire)

Honora, baptised on 4th May 1862  (sponsors: Michael Brien, Ellen Bourke)

Dan, baptised on 4 Sept 1865  (sponsors: John Brien, Bridget Brien)

Michael, baptised on 15 Sept 1869  (sponsors: Timothy Burke, Mary Maguire)


Details from Griffith's Valuation register

Timothy Burke was a tenant of Sir Richard L. Connors

Timothy has Plot 13 in Reavouler

It is described as a House, Offices and Land of 34 acs 3 rds 5 pchs

Net Annual Value:  Land £7  15s  0d and House £1  5s  0d

                                ___________________________________

Mary Burke (nee Hayes) died of "senile decay", aged 84 years, on 25 Nov 1912 at Minanes, Drinagh.  Present at her death and Informant of her death to the Registrar was her grandson, Eugene Maguire. He was the son of her eldest daughter, Mary.


Note:
Mary Hayes may have been a sister of Catherine Hayes (married Hurley)


Census 1911:


Let us look at popular First Names used by the 14,251 Burkes in Ireland in 1911:

Surname :BurkeYear: 1911
Total Burke surname14,251
First NameOccurrences% of total
Mary1,70512.0%
John1,2348.7%
Patrick9836.9%
Thomas7615.3%
Michael7415.2%
Bridget6904.8%
James6544.6%
Margaret5133.6%
William4723.3%
Ellen3972.8%
Anne2942.1%
Catherine2812.0%
Kate2701.9%
Annie2361.7%
Joseph2261.6%
Julia1471.0%
Daniel1020.7%
Johanna660.5%
Denis640.4%
Hannah630.4%
Timothy510.4%
Jeremiah300.2%

Total70.0%

So the above list represents 70.0% of ALL first names used by Burke

Interesting that just 10.6% of the Burke surname lived in County Cork


Let us look at popular First Names used by the 9,773 Hayes in Ireland in 1911:

Surname :HayesYear: 1911
Total Hayes surname9,773
First NameOccurrences% of total
Mary1,11811.4%
John8919.1%
Patrick5145.3%
Michael4634.7%
James4554.7%
Margaret3924.0%
Thomas3733.8%
William3243.3%
Bridget3173.2%
Ellen2882.9%
Catherine2022.1%
Annie1982.0%
Anne1701.7%
Kate1601.6%
Denis1521.6%
Joseph1461.5%
Daniel1381.4%
Johanna1131.2%
Timothy1071.1%
Julia1021.0%
Hannah920.9%
Jeremiah730.7%

Total69.5%

So the above list represents 69.5% of ALL first names used by Hayes

Interesting too is that 25.3% of the Hayes surname lived in County Cork



May they Rest in Peace



St. Mary's Church, Leap



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