Catherine Morrissy nee Fanning c1817-1856 Co Tipperary Ireland

Grave of Catherine Morrissy nee Fanning 1816-1856 Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary
Grave of Catherine Morrissy nee Fanning 1816-1856 Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary

Catherine was the daughter of William Fannin and Hanera Cormack or Macormack. She would have been born and raised at Lissaroon.

Lisaroon

Lissaroon, Fanning ancestral homestead and farm, Co Tipperary Ireland

Her siblings that I know of were: Michael who married Catherine Ryan and took over the farm at Lissaroon, Patrick who married Margaret Cantwell and farmed at Lisdonowley, William “Billy” who lived at Clondoty and was married to Catherine Fogarty and Mary who was married to Thomas Evaston of Clonomocogue.

Catherine Morrissey nee Fanning was married to Daniel Morrissey in Drom Parish on 22 Feb 1838. The witnesses at their wedding were Thomas Cormack and Catherine Fanning. Her address was given as Lissaroon.

Tipperary Family History Research found records of eight children all born in the parish of Loughmore or Loughmoe in Co Tipperary.

Bridget Morrissey was baptised on 17 Mar 1841 and her sponsors were Patrick and Sally Fanning.

Judy (Johanna) Morrissey was baptised on 21 May 1843 and sponsored by Michael and Judy Fanning. She married Michael Burke in Loughmore Parish in 1861.

Honora Morrissey was baptised on 26 Dec 1844. Her family address is given as Kill. Her godparents were Edmund Fogarty and Mary Fanning.

Their next child, Mary was baptised on 28 Dec 1846. The address listed is Kill. Sponsors were William and Johanna Fanning.

Catherine Morrissey was baptised on 17 April 1849. Address is Kill and Catherine MacGrath was the only sponsor.

The baptismal date for Margaret Morrissey was 11 June 1851 and the address was Kill. She was sponsored by Tom Fanning and Margaret Eviston.

Daniel Morrissey was baptised on 8 Aug 1853. His sponsors were Patrick Eagan and Judy Ryan. The home address was Kill.

William Morrissey was baptised on 22 March 1856. James Morrissey and Catherine Fanning were sponsors. Catherine died shortly after giving birth to her last child William.

On Dec 9 1845 Daniel Morrissy of Kill was listed on the Rate for the Relief of the Poor of Thurles Union for Loughmore West.

In Griffiths Valuation there is a Daniel Morrissey living in Kilkillahara in West Loughmore who may well be the husband of Catherine Morrissey nee Fanning:

Danial Morrissey in Grifiths Valuation for Kilkillhara Loughmore West Co Tipperary Ireland
Danial Morrissey in Grifiths Valuation for Kilkillhara Loughmore West Co Tipperary Ireland.
Lot 11 in Kilkillahara leased to Daniel Morrissy and John Ryan
Lot 11 in Kilkillahara leased to Daniel Morrissy and John Ryan

I have been unable to find any marriages or death records for Daniel or any of his children. Just found the marriage of Judy to Michael Burke. None were buried in Loughmore Cemetery. Perhaps their graves are in Drom Cemetery. I also haven’t been able to find them in the 1901 Census.

If anyone knows where they all ended up or has any more info on this Morrissey family please contact me.

Fanning Graves in Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary Ireland 2011 Photos

These recent photos of Fanning and Fannin graves were taken in June 2011 at Ballycahill Cemetery which is close to Thurles city in North Tipperary.

Delia Cullen nee Mullany in front of the Fanning Family Graves at Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary Ireland June 2011
Delia Cullen nee Mullany in front of the Fanning Family Graves at Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary Ireland June 2011

There are more photos and information on Fanning burials in this post “Fanning Family Grave Inscriptions and Photos Co Tipperary“.

Gravestones of William Fannin died 1802 and his wife Sarah Fannin died 1817 both of Lissaroon.
Gravestones of William Fannin died 1802 and his wife Sarah Fannin died 1817 both of Lissaroon.

William Fannin and his wife Sarah Ryan are the earliest of my Fanning ancestors I have been able to trace. There are photos of  Lissaroon in North Tipperary in this post. There is more on Sarah and William Fannin in this post “Descendants of William Fannin and Sarah Ryan”.

Michael Fanning Lisaroon died 1878 Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary Ireland
Graves of Michael Fanning, his wife Catherine Ryan, Thomas Fanning and his wife Hanna Bannon, Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary Ireland 2011

Hanoria (Nora) Fanning was married to Edmund Deavy 18 June 1879 in Thurles Parish. His father was Patrick Deavy and mother was Anne Campion. He was born in Derry Rathdowney Co Laois in 1846. He and Hanoria had three children, two were girls and not sure about the gender of the third. Anna Maria Deavy was baptised 10 May 1880 in Rathdowney. Her godparents were Michael Campion and Bridget Fanning. All of these children are said to have emigrated to America. Edmund remarried Mary Ryan in 10 Feb 1887 in Galmoy Parish Co Kilkenny and they had a daughter Johanna born about 1889. Edmund died before 1901.

John Fanning died 1824 Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary
John Fanning died 1824 Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary
Family Family Memorial Ballycahill
Family Family Memorial Ballycahill
Ballycahill Cemetery William Fannin died 1802
Ballycahill Cemetery William Fannin died 1802
Ballycahill Cemetery Sarah Fannin nee Ryan died 1817
Ballycahill Cemetery Sarah Fannin nee Ryan died 1817
INn with the Fanning family graves John & Ellon McGrath Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary
In with the Fanning family graves are the graves of John & Ellon McGrath Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary

 

Location of Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary Ireland

Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary (North) is beside an old church in ruins and also has an active graveyard. It is on the main road (R503, the Anglesey Rd) Map co-ordinates S065 597. Many Fannings/Fannins are buried. There are photos and details on the McGrath Genealogy site.