Bridget Bourke

Grave Marker

My aunt and her husband are in Ireland. She asked me if there was anything I wanted her to look for while she was there. They were planning to visit the are my great grandma Nell came from, so I asked if she could look for Nell’s parents’ graves.

Bridget Bourke was Nell’s mother she was Walter Basquil’s second wife. They married in 1886. Walter died in 1925 and Bridget in 1938 (the date on the stone is incorrect).

I don’t know where Walter is buried, which is annoying. It isn’t like it’s an ancient grave, so he should be there. But at least I know where Bridget is.

Fun fact: Walter was a carpenter and moonlighted as a coffin maker.