thank you for responding. my "byrnes" indeed included a james, from bansha, but james did not emmigrate to us as his sons had. however, i can relate anecdotal info regarding the byrnes family farm in or near bansha...that son patrick or "paddy" inherited farm from farther james edmund (circa 1900?). One of patrick's brothers, rev. james canon byrnes, remained in ireland, where he was a pastor (catholic) for a parish near thurtles and bansha. Mary (patrick's sister) married a hefernan, and his other sister, annie, married o'dwyer.
any of this interesting to you?