May Byrne was the daughter of John Ro(w)land Byrne and Sarah Jane O'Brien. She had four sisters (Annie, Elsie, Mabel and Ivy) and two brothers (Patrick and William). There was also another child, Leslie, sex unknown. Family stories say that May came from Yuleba, Queensland, and spent part of her youth on a "family" property, Tinowon, NE of Surat. She married in Charleville in 1903 and stayed there until her death. Her married name was Davidson. In the records of the birth of her children she is sometimes called May, sometimes Mary.
On her death my grandfather recorded the following details: Born 23/4/1875, Died 5/4/1953.
In all the records I have been able to research there is no trace of the birth of any of the known family members, but two "new" names have emerged - Harold, born 26/4/1878, and John, born 21/12/1883.
I'm beginning to thing that some Queensland records were not transferred to microfiche and there is a batch of births missing!! Without confirmation of dates and places I have nowhere to go, so if anyone out there is in a position to help I would be eternally grateful!!
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