Catherine Ryan nee Fanning 1846-1899

Catherine Ryan nee Fanning 1846-1899 Victoria Australia

Catherine was the second daughter of William and Catherine Fanning and was born at Bulla, Victoria in 1846. Below is the record of her baptism in 1847 at Mount Macedon.

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Baptism of Catherine Fanning 1847 at Mount Macedon Victoria

She married John Ryan in 1868 and then lived in Kilmore at Moranding.

Her husband, John Ryan, was born about 1838 in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. His father was Patrick Ryan and his mother was Margaret Hogan. He came out about 1856 aged about 18. Her husband was a farmer.

John Ryan signature
Signature of John Ryan

He died a tragic death on Dec 11 1876, drowning himself in the river at Moranding. He was 38 years old and left six children under the age of nine at the time of his death. They had been married eight years.

John Ryan death Moranding Argus 1876 cr
Report of John Ryan’s Death in The Argus 1876
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Death Nptice for John Ryan The Argus 18 Dec 1876

 

 

 

Their children were all born at Kilmore and were Patrick Ambrose, William John, John William, Edward Francis, Catherine, Michael and Thomas.

Catherine died at Kilmore on 15 March 1899.

John Ryan’s Will and Probate and that of Catherine Ryan are online at PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).

Catherine Ryan nee Fanning Gravestone
Grave of Catherine Ryan nee Fanning, her husband John Ryan and son Patrick Ambrose Ryan in Kilmore Cemetery Victoria.

Below are obituaries for some of Catherine and John Ryan’s children:

Edward Francis Ryan Obit KIlmore Free Press 6 Feb 1936
Obituary for Edward Francis Ryan Kilmore Free Press 6 Feb 1936
William John Ryan Obit Kilmore Free press 3 Mar 1928
William John Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 3 Mar, 1928
John William Ryan Obit Kilmore Free press May 1 1941
Obituary for John William Ryan Kilmore Free Press 1 May, 1941
Thomas James Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 1 April 1943
Thomas James Ryan Obituary Kilmore Free Press 1 April, 1943
Catherine Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 2 Sept 1948
Obituary for Catherine Ryan Kilmore Free Press 2 Sept, 1948
Michael Joseph Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 20 April 1950 cr
Obit for Michael Joseph Ryan Kilmore Free Press 20 April, 1950

The following genealogy reports trace the ancestors and descendants of Catherine Ryan nee Fanning.

 

2 thoughts on “Catherine Ryan nee Fanning 1846-1899 Victoria Australia”

  1. Would this family be related to John RYAN & Catherine RYAN nee HOGAN from Dubbo? There is so much of a similarity of Children’s names etc. I am researching Michael Clement RYAN son of above. Michael had siblings;ALLEN EDWARD,AUSTIN ALBERT, FRANCIS AMBROSE,IRENE KATHLEEN, JOHN PATRICK,PATRICK BEDE & THOMAS LES or could be THOMAS LEO RYAN

    1. Hi Daniel
      I don’t know of any connection. Ryan is probably the most common surname in Ireland which makes it one of the most difficult to research. Do your Ryans come from Co Tipperary?

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