Joseph Fanning Kilmore Victoria Australia and Co Tipperary Ireland

There was a Joseph Fanning living in Kilmore Victoria Australia in 1906. He was from Co Tipperary.

The article below from the Kilmore Free press states that he inherited a farm near Thurles from his brother and was to go back there in three months time.

KIlmore Free Press 4 Jan 1906
KIlmore Free Press 4 Jan 1906

I had a look in the Irish census for 1911 for Tipperary and could see no Joseph Fanning.

So If anyone knows anything about this Joseph Fanning please let me know.

He was living in the Kilmore area in Feb 1905 as he had his watch stolen!

In 1907 his name was on a list of voters being objected to probably because they were no longer rate payers which indicates he was no longer a resident. Unless he returned to Ireland and died some time between 1907 and 1911.

I can’t find any death records for him. Curious to know if he is connected to my family.

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
Jon Ryan death notice Argus 18 Dec 1876 2
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.

 

John Hugh Fanning 1893-1975 Victoria Australia

Jack Fanning Kilmore
A young John Hugh Fanning
Nance Fanning nee Kelleher
Hannah “Nance” Fanning nee Kelleher

John Hugh Fanning, called Jack, was the son of Edward Fanning of Bulla and Sarah Collins of Northcote. Sarah died young of consumption at the age 27 in 1897. Jack would have been four years old when his mother died.

Jack worked as a farmer and lived just outside of Kilmore at Willomavin in country Victoria. I can remember my father telling me that Uncle Jack, his uncle, never wanted to be a farmer and work on the land but that his father Edward made him.

He married  Hannah “Nance” Kelleher  on Oct 21 1925. His brother Frank was best man and Nance’s brother Pat was groomsman. Her cousin Alma Kelleher and her friend Aileen Hesford were bridesmaids. Aileen was later to marry Pat, Nance’s brother. Nance and Jack Fanning did not have any children.

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Wedding of Nance Kelleher and John Fanning in Table Talk, 17 Dec 1925
Nance and Jack Fanning
John Hugh Fanning and Nancy Fanning nee Kelleher 1945. His niece and my aunty Eileen Fanning is in the background.

Nance was an keen golfer and also very involved in the CWA and other community groups and activities.

Jack Fanning Kilmore with horse
Jack Fanning Kilmore
Jack Hugh Fanning Kilmore
John Hugh Fanning at Kilmore
Frank Fanning and Pat Kelleher
Frank Fanning, my grandfather on the left and in the middle is Pat Kelleher, Nance’s brother at Kilmore
Hanging Rock John Edward Fanning, the boy in the middle,Nance Kelleher on the right, Jack Fanning on the left, Frank Fanning on the right next to Nance
Hanging Rock John Edward Fanning, the boy in the middle,Nance Kelleher on the right, Jack Fanning on the left, Frank Fanning on the right next to Nance about 1928
Nance Fanning nee Kelleher at Sunnyside Bulla
Nance Fanning nee Kelleher at Sunnyside Bulla
Aunty Daisy Fanning nee Dillon, Ida Fanning and Nance Fanning nee Kelleher
Daisy Fanning nee Dillon, Ida Fanning nee Mackey, my grandmother and Nance Fanning nee Kelleher.

Nance and Jack Fanning are buried in the Kilmore Cemetery Victoria.

Nance Kelleher was the daughter of Denis Kelleher and Catherine Connors and was born in 1902 at Avondale, Kilmore.  Her ancestors came out to Australia from Co Kerry in Ireland. Her grandmother Bridget Mannix came out in 1866 with five of her children. Her husband Patrick had arrived before her in 1864. In Co Kerry their name was written as Kelliher.

Patrick Kelleher Obit Kilmore Free press 9 Feb 1939
Obituary in the Kilmore Free Press for Patrick Kelleher, Nance Fanning’s uncle 9 Feb 1939.
Catherine Kelleher Obit Kilmore Free Press 4 Dec 1947
Obit Kilmore Free Press 4 Dec 1947 for Catherine Kelleher wife of Denis and mother of Nance Fanning nee Kelleher
Aileen Kelleher Obit Kilmore Free Press 20 April 1950
Aileen Kelleher Obit Kilmore Free Press 20 April 1950 Nance’s sister-in-law
Denis Joseph Kelleher Obit Kilmore Free press 13 June 1940
Denis Joseph Kelleher, Nance Fanning nee Kelleher’s father. Kilmore Free press 13 June 1940