George BYRNE c1808-1857
Elizabeth COSTELLO abt 1806-?

Ireland ; VDL (Tasmania); "Glenlivet" Station, Merino-Digby, S-W Victoria, Australia

George BYRNE was b. ~1804, Dublin, Ireland, son of George BYRNE and Mary MURPHY and he married in Ireland to Elizabeth COSTELLO who was b. ~1806 Ireland.

George and Elizabeth BYRNE appear to have had 2 children in Ireland before they emigrated to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), arriving in November 1833 on the "Eliza" with John (aged 4y) and Mary (aged 1y). It appears that Mary subsequently died in VDL as they had another daughter Mary born in 1836/1837.

George and Elizabeth BYRNE and family of 6 children sailed to Portland Bay in south-west Port Phillip (now Victoria) in 1840, making them quite early settlers in the Colony.

George was buried in the Digby Cemetery in 1857 and currently Elizabeth has not been located.

George BYRNE & Elizabeth COSTELLO had the following known family:

  1. John BYRNE b. 1828, Dublin, Ireland, d, 1877, Jung (near Horsham), Vic., m. 1850 to Mary Ann PEMBURY 1834- ?. Children in Sa and Vic. ;

  2. Mary BYRNE b. ca 1831, Dublin, Ireland (probably died in Tasmania before 1837);

  3. George BYRNE b. 1834, Hobart Town, VDL (Tas), d. 1902, Edenhope, S-W Vic., m. in 1859at "Lemon Springs" station to Elizabeth BUCHAN 1840-1881. Children in Sa & Vic.;

  4. Mary BYRNE b. 1837, VDL (Tas), d. 1868, Vaughan, Vic., m. 1853 to Charles WILLIAMS. Children born on Victorian Goldfields.;

  5. Child 5 BYRNE b. bef 1840.............?;

  6. Child 6 BYRNE b. bef 1840.............?;

  7. Elizabeth BYRNE b. 1841, Portland Bay, S-W Victoria.............;

  8. Stephen BYRNE b. 1845, Portland, S-W Vic, d. 1866, ___, Vic.;

  9. Benedick BYRNE b. 1851, Portland, S-W Vic, d. bef 1857.

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