Gormley Family History, Old Photos of Co Roscommon

Cornelius Gormley was married to Ann McDermott and they both came from Co Roscommon. They emigrated with their children in 1853 and settled near Gladstone in NSW. One of their daughters, Ellen, married John Henry Fanning. She was the daughter- in- law of my gggrandfather, William Patrick Fanning, who came out to the colony of Victoria in 1841.

I have two names of places of origin for Cornelius Gormley and his wife Anne and their children. They come from the passenger list for the Ellenborough 1853. I thought Ann was born in Mantea but I cannot find any place like this. The closest is Mantuar. On this list Connor and his children are listed as coming from what looks like Ogullary. Again the closest to this I can find at this stage is Ogulla which is 19 kms from Mantuar. I also have Cornelius’s wife’s surname as MacDermid. In Griffith’s Valuations there are no MacDermids but 850 entries in Co Roscommon for McDermott! So I am going with that.

Co Roscommon Civil Parishes
Co Roscommon Civil Parishes

On this map of the Civil Parishes of Co Roscommon Ogulla is 47 and Kilcolagh, where Mantuar is situated, is 26. They are about 19 kms from each other

This map is from Genuki Co Roscommon.

The following photos taken between 1870 and 1910 by Robert French are of areas in Roscommon close to where the Gormleys and McDermotts would have lived.

Bridge St Boyle Co Roscommon
Bridge St Boyle Co Roscommon
Police Barracks Co Roscommon
Police Barracks Co Roscommon
Barrack St Boyle Co Roscommon
Barrack St Boyle Co Roscommon
Boat Harbor Rock Co Roscommon
Boat Harbor Rock Co Roscommon
Main St Boyle Co Roscommon
Main St Boyle Co Roscommon
Main St Roscommon Co Roscommon
Main St Roscommon Co Roscommon

These posts have more on the Gormley family Belmore River and Gormley Family Roscommon.

 

Old Photos of Roscrea, Loughmore & Templemore Co Tipperary

These are some more photos by Robert French of areas in Co Tipperary that would have been very familiar to the Fannings.

These photos are part of the Lawrence Collection of 40,000 Irish photos and are in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin.

Loughmore Castle Co Tipperary
Loughmore Castle Co Tipperary
Main St Roscrea Co Tipperary Robert French
Main St Roscrea Co Tipperary Robert French
Market St Templemore c1865-1914
Market St Templemore c1865-1914
Market St Templemore Co Tipperary c1865-1914
Georges St Templemore Co Tipperary c1865-1914
Military Barracks Templemore c1865-1914CR
Military Barracks Templemore Co Tipperary c1865-1914

Old Photos of Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

English: National Library of Ireland, Dublin, ...
National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These photos of Thurles in Co Tipperary were taken by Robert French between 1870 and 1910. They are part of the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin. The National Library’s complete collection of Digital Photographs can be found here. You can use the search box to find particular areas in all the collections.

The Fanning families lived around and in Thurles. My direct ancestors were all baptised in Thurles Parish.

Thurles Main St Co Tipperary
Thurles Main St Co Tipperary
West Gate Thurles Co Tipperary
West Gate Thurles Co Tipperary
Friar St Thurles Co Tipperary
Friar St Thurles Co Tipperary
Castle and Cathedral Thurles Co Tipperary
Castle and Cathedral Thurles Co Tipperary
Castle and BridgeThurles Co Tipperary
Castle and BridgeThurles Co Tipperary
Main St Thurles Co Tipperary
Main St Thurles Co Tipperary
Main St Thurles Co Tipperary
Main St Thurles Co Tipperary
Market Square Thurles Co Tipperary
Market Square Thurles Co Tipperary
New St Thurles Co Tipperary
New St Thurles Co Tipperary
West Gate Thurles Co Tipperary
West Gate Thurles Co Tipperary
THe Mall Thurles Co Tipperary
The Mall Thurles Co Tipperary
Presentation Convent Thurles Co Tipperary
Presentation Convent Thurles Co Tipperary
Catholic Cathedral Thurles c1880
Catholic Cathedral Thurles c1880

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

 

Church Photos Co Tipperary Ireland 2011

St Mary's Church of Ireland Thurles Co Tipperary
St Mary’s Church of Ireland Thurles Co Tipperary

The sister of my ggggrandfather William Patrick Fanning “Big Bill” is buried in the church cemetery of St Mary’s with others of her family. Her married name was Sarah Sheehan. There is more on Sarah  in this post “Sheehans of Quarry St Thurles Co Tipperary“.

Church of the Assumption Thurles Co Tipperary 2011
The Catholic Church of the Assumption Thurles Co Tipperary 2011
St Cataldus Ballycahill Catholic Church Co Tipperary Ireland
Inch Catholic Church Co Tipperary Ireland
Inch Catholic Church Interior
Inch Catholic Church Interior
Inch Catholic Church looking towards back
Inch Catholic Church looking towards back

The Catholic Church at Inch would have been the church of the Fanning family. It was built on a slope, the bell tower has been put on the Church recently when it was done up. But when it was originally built the “supppression orders” were in place, so the Church had to hidden from the British as they were not allowed to build churches. The Bell Tower was on the ground next to the Church – to keep it hidden. Now it is on the top of the Church.

St Cataldus Catholic Church Ballycahill
St Cataldus’ Catholic Church Ballycahill Co Tipperary Ireland
Interior St Cataldus' Catholic Church Ballycahill
St Cataldus’ Church
St Cataldus' Catholic Church Ballycahill Co Tipperary Ireland
St Cataldus’ Catholic Church Ballycahill Co Tipperary Ireland built c1835

Old & New Photos of “Sunnyside” Bulla Victoria

'Sunnyside' Bulla Victoria. William Patrick Fanning“,Big Bill” and Johanna,his daughter, c 1867
William Patrick Fanning and his daughter,Johanna and Tommy, a ward of the state, at Sunnyside Bulla Victoria Australia c 1867

“Sunnyside” was the original homestead of William Patrick Fanning and his wife Catherine Hayes who emigrated from Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland to Victoria on the Enmore in 1841. They spent some time at Werribee before settling at Bulla which is north of Melbourne.

Sunnyside Bulla Victoria date unknown
Sunnyside Bulla Victoria Fanning Home date unknown c1940
Winifred Fanning at Sunnyside fixed 2
Winifred Fanning at Sunnyside Bulla Victoria Australia c1943
Sunnyside Front Gate June 2011 Closer
Sunnyside Front Gate June 2011
Sunnyside House Jun 2011
Sunnyside House Jun 2011
Sunnyside Front of House June 2011
Sunnyside Front of House June 2011