James Burne, a Quaker farmer, was resident at Galy in the parish of Killinvoy, barony of Athlone in 1749. Lafford or Lawford Burne held a small estate on the outskirts of Athlone, county Roscommon in the mid 19th century, including land in the parish of Taghmaconnell. The Ordnance Survey Name Books refer to "Mr Byrne of Moate", [county Westmeath]. Lewis refers to E. Burne of Burnebrook who has a good residence and corn mills. In November 1854 Lawford William Burne was advertising the sale of 531 acres held in fee at Barrybeg and Bogganfin, parish of Kiltoom, in the Encumbered Estates' Court and in November 1857 Burnbrook was advertised for sale, Edward Burne, owner.
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Burne, 10 Nov 1854, Vol 31, MRGS 39/014, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Burne, 27 Nov 1857, Vol 48, MRGS 39/023, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOKS, County Roscommon: III, 67
- LEWIS, Samuel. ''A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1837: I, 87
- LEET, Ambrose. ''A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland''. Dublin: Printed by B. Smith, 1814 : 82
- LEGG, Marie Louise (ed). ''Census of Elphin 1749''. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2004: 187 (Galy)