Baby Brother

Emily’s younger brother and the last of the Burkes was born in September 1869. He was named John Jasper Joly BurkE.¬†Like Emily and Richard he was born at Windsor Terrace, Edenderry and like Emily (Arabella) his middle names Jasper Joly were after the Joly family of Clonbullock, near Edenderry.

The couple Jasper Robert Joly and his wife Maria Arabella Armit Joly, friends of Rev and Emily Burke and possible God parents to Emily and John Jasper, were owned land in the area. Jasper Robert Joly’s father Rev Henry Edward Joly had county Clare roots and may have known William John Burke when he was a young man too.

Sept. 24, at Windsor-place, Edenderry, the wife of the Rev. William J. Burke, incumbent of Castle Jordan, diocese of Meath, son. 

John Jasper was the last child born to Rev and Mrs Burke, completing the family.

29 September 1869 – Kings County Chronicle – Offaly, Offaly, Republic of Ireland. Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Ireland, Marriages, 1619-1898. Operations, Inc.: FamilySearch, 2013.