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John Burke Sen. (1784 - 1843)

Rev John Burke Sen.
Born in County Galway, Irelandmap
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1809 in Dublin, Irelandmap
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Died at about age 59 in Kilcolgan, County Galway, Irelandmap
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Church of Ireland Clergy

Rev John Burke was born in 1784. He was the son of Michael Burke and Sarah Morgan.

He was educated by Mr Potter and entered Trinity College Dublin on 6 October 1800, aged 16. Sch 1803, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1821. [1]

He was collated Provost of Kilmacduagh on 3 October 1818. He resigned as Provost in early 1843. On 1 June 1821 he was collated Prebendary of Kilconnell (Clonfert). He died in 1843.

He married Mary Anne Guinness on 22 November 1809 in St George's Church, Dublin. [2]

Marriage Notice - Clare Journal 30 November 1809

on Wednesday last in Rutland Square, Dublin, the Rev John Burke of Ballydugan, co Galway to Miss Mary Anne Guinness, dau of the late Arthur Guinness, Esq. of Gardiner St, Dublin.

They had seven children in 14 years.

He died on 3 January 1843 in Kilcolgan, Galway.

Death Notice - 12 January 1843, Newry Telegraph, Newry, Down.

On the 3d inst., at Kilcolgan Glebe, in the 60th year of his age, the Rev. John Burke, Rector of Kilcolgan, very deservedly regretted.


  1. FindmyPast - Alumni Dublinenses - 1924 Edition Note: Published in 1924, this is the first edition Alumni Dublinenses, a register of provosts, professors, graduates and students of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland's oldest university.
  • King's Inns Admissions Papers 1607-1867, edited by Edward Keane, P. Beryl Phair and Thomas U[lick] Sadleir (Irish Manuscripts Commission 1982), which is the catalogue of legal students in Ireland. It states that Michael John Burke (born 1 January 1812), the first son of the Reverend John Burke of Kilcolgan Vicarage, County Galway, and Marianne Guinness entered the King's Inns in 1831, was admitted to Lincoln's Inn an English Inn in 1833, and admitted to degree of Barristers at King's Inns in 1838.
  • Ancestry Message Board
  • Reports of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers in Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Alexander Thom & Co. (Limited), 1895–1899.
  • Dublin, Ireland, Probate Record and Marriage License Index, 1270-1858 [database on-line].
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925
  • A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland by Sir Bernard Burke, revised by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, 1912, Family: Burke of Ballydugan
  • Fasti ecclesiae Hibernicae: the succession of the prelates and members of the Cathedral bodies of Ireland by Henry Cotton, 1789-1879
  • Vol 4 - The Province of Connaught, Pg 186, 210

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posted 17 Sep 2022 by Hugh C   [thank Hugh]
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Gender: Male Death Age: 80 Notice Type: Death Birth Date: abt 1789 Death Date: 18 May 1869 Death Place: Halswell, Christ Church, New Zealand Publication Date: 19 Aug 1869

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Born at Ballydugan, Co. Galway, it is thought on 10 May 1785.  Supposedly aged 16 on entry to Trinity College, Dublin, in Oct. 1800, and aged 60 at death according to the announcement in Freeman's Journal, but those may be exaggerated.

Married at St George, Dublin. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1805).  He was vicar of Kilcolgan, provost of Kilmacduagh, prebendary of Kilconnell, and rector of Oranmore.

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