Fanning Families in Kilvilcorris Townland Drom Parish Co Tipperary

In Griffiths Valuation of Kilvilcorris Sept 1849 in there are three Fannings listed: Anastasia Fannon, a widow in 1855, with house, office and 14 acres of land on lot 13, Joseph Fannon with 13 acres of land on lot 14 and on the adjoining lot 15 John Fannon with a house, office and 38 acres of land.

Fanning land in Kilvilcorris Drom Parish Grifiths Valuation 1849
Fanning land, 13, 14 & 15, in Kilvilcorris Drom Parish Griffiths Valuation 1849

In the 1901 census for the townland of Kilvilcorris there are two families.

1901 Census


1901 Census

In the 1911 Census there is one Fanning household in Kilvilcorris:

1911 Census Kilvilcorris


Edward Fanning Glenreigh Holycross Co Tipperary


Edward Fanning of Holycross The Nenagh Guardian 3 Jun 1876


Edward Fanning Glenreigh The Nationalist 13 Apr 1901

I have a death record for a Honora Fanning of Glenreigh Holycross a farmer’s widow who died 24 July 1939, aged 76. Annie Blake was present at her death. I have made a note that she was buried in Moycarkey Cemetery with the Molloys.

John Fanning married to Judith Loobey, brother to William Patrick Fanning of Bulla?

Unlikely that John fanning who married Judith Loobey in 1825 is the brother of William Patrick Fanning of Sunnyside Bulla as he would have been 16 when he married.

I have just come up as a DNA match to a descendant of the Fanning Stapleton family who came out to Australia in 1857 and 1858.  They eventually settled in Esk Queensland. They had lived for some time in Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

The gentleman who matches me on Ancestry believes that John Fanning who married Judith Loobey was the brother of  my grgrgrandfather William Patrick Fanning (Big Bill) of Sunnyside Bulla. He has joined my Fanning family with his on As yet I am not convinced that these two trees are connected.

I have just found the marriage record for John Fanning and Johanna Luby. They were married in an adjoining parish on 5 Feb 1825, in Boherlahan Parish. Judith Loobey came from Boherlahan and John Fanning from Moycarkey. Witnesses were John and ? Luby of Ballytarsna.

If John Fanning from Moycarkey was the son of Edmond Fanning and Judith Darmody born 1809 he would have been 16 years old when he married. This seems highly unlikely.

The only evidence or proof I have that this John Fanning who married Judith Looby is the son of Edward Fanning and Judy Darmody is my DNA match with this Fanning Stapleton descendant. But this match is quite small as we only share 8cms. This in itself could be okay but we don’t share any matches which is odd as I have two close Fanning cousins who are direct descendants on Ancestry and by rights they should have come up as matches. I have since found out that matches only come up if the people involved share at least 20 cms.

It is still quite possible that we are related but not as one of my grgrgrandfather’s brothers. On his tree he has many other Co Tipperary folk all living around Thurles where my grgrgrandfather was born.

I might add this family to my Ancestry tree and see if this produces any more matches. The offspring of John’s son Laurence and his wife Mary Stapleton were numerous. There must be many descendants of this family out there. Laurence Fanning and Mary Stapleton are in 58 trees on Ancestry!

I have two GedMatch numbers if any descendants want to see if we match. A029138 and T470174. My brother has done a Y chromosome test with FTDNA. His kit number is 120450. Early records are scarce so DNA matches may be the only way to figure out the relationship.

Here is some background on the Fanning Loobey Stapleton family. I’ll start with the children of John Fanning and Judith Looby. They lived in Moycarky near Thurles in Co Tipperary. John was a farmer.

Catherine Fanning born before 1830. I have no Baptism record for her as the Moycarky Church records start at 1830. Catherine came out to Australia in 1857 with her cousins, Walter and John Stapleton, on The Regina. her occupation was listed as cook. She paid a deposit for her brother Laurence Fanning and his family to come out in 1858 from Guernsey on The Mary Pleasants. Catherine was living in Surry Hills in Sydney. Her parents are listed as John and Johanna and deceased. She went on to marry George Ivory and died in Esk Queensland in 1878.

I have found the baptism records for four other children of John Fanning and Judith Looby.

Laurence (Larry) born Graigue baptised in Moycarky Parish 6 April 1830. Sponsors were Michael Looby and Mary Fanning. He married Mary Stapleton.

Ellen Fanning baptised 1 August 1832 in Moycarky Parish. Sponsors were John Donnelly and Mary Heffernan.

Mary Fanning, address Graigue, baptised in Moycarky Parish, 14 May 1834. Sponsors were Ed Donnelly and Anto Russell.

Johanna Fanning of Graigue baptised in Moycarky Parish on 3 Sept 1838. Sponsors were William Loughnane and Mary Cahill.

Laurence Fanning and his wife Mary Stapleton came out to Australia from Guernsey in 1858 on the Mary Pleasants. They arrived in Sydney from Liverpool on 16 Nov 1858 and settled first in Laidley Queensland and then in Esk Queensland. they came with three of their children: Johanna, Maria and John. John died on the voyage. Mary died in 1906 and Laurence the following year. They are buried in Esk. Laurence Fanning worked for the Queensland Rail.


Esk Post Office By Mattinbgn. Opened 1874

Catherine Viola Growden nee Fannon 1854-1938

Catherine Viola Growden nee Fannon possible niece of William Patrick Fanning of Bulla Victoria. Looking for more info.

I come up on Ancestry DNA tests as a match to a number of people who are descendants of Catherine Growden nee Fannon. Given the amount of DNA we share this has lead me to believe that Catherine is most likely the niece of my grgrgrandfather William Patrick Fanning.

Catherine’s parents were Patrick Fanning and Mary McGill. McGill was written on her daughter’s death record in 1938. But an earlier census record shows McGill was the beginning of a longer name. Unfortunately it is very hard to decipher the surname. It looks like McGilhlath???This census also says Patrick and Mary were married in Wisconsin. Their daughter Catherine Viola was married to Albert Orlando Growden in Ackerly Hardin Iowa in 1876 age 22. an we assume she was living their with her parents?

Patrick may have been my grgrgrandfather’s brother Patrick born in Thurles Co Tipperary in 1826.

The same people I match to are also matches with two of my close Fanning cousins.

Unfortunately I have not been able to find much information on Catherine and her parents. She was born 24 Oct 1854 in Jamestown  Wisconsin and died in Riverdale Illinois on 12 May 1938. She married Albert Orlando Growden in Ackerley Hardin Iowa on 29 April 1876. She was 22 and perhaps living with her parents there.

I have looked for her parents’ marriage record and any births of siblings but have found nothing. I’ll keep looking but I am not very familiar with searching American records.

A descendant of Michael Fanning, Big Bill’s brother, is also a DNA match with a descendant of Patrick Fannon, the father of Catherine Viola.

I am hoping someone seeing this post may have some more information on Catherine, her parents and possibly siblings.

Rev Hugh Mockler Obituary 1910

Obituary for Rev Hugh Mockler Parish priest at Clerihan Parish Clonmel Co Tipperary.The Freemans Journal 10 Feb 1910

I have included this obit for Hugh Mockler as Tom Fanning of Lissaroon who I am related to attended and is listed as a relative. I have been unable to find any connection between him or his wife Johanna Bannon and the Mocklers.

I am curious as I have come up as a DNA match with a Mockler. Maybe someone reading this knows how the Fannings and Mocklers are related.



Toomevara Fanning Baptism Records

Fanning Baptism records for the catholic Parish of Toomevara in Co Tipperary Ireland 1838-1911.

Toomevara Catholic Parish Co Tipperary


4 Nov 1838, Martin of Edward Meagher & Anna Meagher, Toome, sp: Tim Faning & Mary Grace

15 May 1841, Patrick of James Connolly & Margaret Connolly, Toome sp: Tim Fanning & Biddy Fanning

20 Mar 1842, Denis of Denis Shanahan & Winifred Fanning, Toom, sp: Martin Shanahan & Peggy Fanning

1 May 1842, Honora of Thomas Tracey & Catherine NR, Toom, sp: Tom Faning & Betty Devaney

1 May 1842, Edward of Thomas Fanning & Judy Fanning, Log sp: John Meagher & Mary Hogan

23 Apr 1843, James of Timothy (Tim) Fanning & Bridget (Biddy) Fanning, Toom sp: Michael Kennedy & Mary ??

30 May 1848, Patrick of Timothy (Tim) Fanning & Bridget Connelly, sp: Thomas Treacy & Hannah Kennedy

24 Feb 1850, Patrick of John Ryan & Bridget Gavin sp: Tom Faning & Margaret Ryan

23 Mar 1853, Joseph of Tim Fannin & Mary Kennedy, Toom, sp: Timothy Quirke & Ellen Fannin

23 May 1874, Daniel of Mathew Hogan & Catherine Guilfoyle sp: Philip Fanning & Anne Fanning

31 Mar 1876, Margaret of Michael Treacy & Anne Horan, Cloncanon, sp: Luke Horan & Bridget Fanning

29 May 1910, Anne of Daniel Fanning & Mary Maher, Barrangrotty, sp: John Fanning & Ellie Maher

16 Apr 1911, Mary of Thomas Hassett & Mary Ryan, Ballinlough, sp: Patrick & Mary Fanning

Templemore Fanning Baptism Records Co Tipperary Ireland

Fanning Baptism records from the Catholic Parish of Templemore in Co Tipperary Ireland and some Fanning civil birth records.

Templemore & Castleiny Catholic Parish Co Tipperary

These records are from Rootsireland.

14 Oct 1814, William of Edmund Fanning & Bridget Costigan, Moyne sp: Pat Maher & Cath Burke

28 Jul 1818, James of Daniel Fanning & Margaret Ryan, Ballyheen sp: Phil Holleran & Judith Ryan

20 Aug 1821, Mary of Martin Fanning & Margaret Treacy, College Hill sp: Patrick Tracy & Biddy Tracy

Nov 1821, John of Daniel Fanning & Margaret Ryan, Killawardy sp: ???? Halloran & Judy Fogarty

21 Jun 1824, John of Martin Fanning & Margaret Treacy, College Hill sp: John Tracy & Margaret Meany

8 Mar 1825, Sarah (Sally) of Daniel Fanning & Margaret Ryan, Killawardy sp: John Halloran & Margaret Bourke

13 Jun 1826, William of Martin Fanning & Margaret Treacy, College Hill sp: Daniel Treacy & Margaret Grimes

7 Feb 1828, Catherine of Patrick Fanning & Mary Campion sp: Mtn Parsons & Margaret Connors

7 Feb 1828, Mary of Martin Parsons & Bridget Henzy sp: Patrick Fanning & Mary Henzy

9 Apr 1828, Joseph of Michael Fanning & Mary Regan, Killough sp: John Hennessy & Anne Regan

27 Apr 1828, Judith of Martin Fanning & Margaret Treacy, sp: Thomas Treacy & Mary Treacy

26 Oct 1828, Catherine of William Hogan & Honora Patterson sp: Mary Fannin

23 Feb 1830, Margaret of Michael Fanning & Mary Regan, Killough sp:Philip Hackett & Mary Delahunty

25 Apr 1830, Thomas of Martin Fanning & Margaret Treacy, College Hill sp: James Lynch & Mary Lynch

3 Dec 1832, Michael of Michael Fanning & Mary Regan, Killough sp: not recorded

4 Dec 1832, Martin of Martin Fanning & Margaret Treacy, College Hill sp: Ned Brute & Alice Dwyer

23 Feb 1833, Johanna of Michael Treacy & Bridget Breslin of Knockanroe sp: Paul Brislane & Mary Fanning

*28 Dec 1833, Edward of Michael Fanning & Catherine Keyes Dromard sp: Steven Mackey & Ellen Kavanagh

4 Jun 1833, John of William Fanning & Catherine Butler Barrack St sp: Mary Kenna

Oct 1833, Michael of Michael Fanning & Mary Ryan Killough sp: Kitty Ryan

26 Apr 1835, Margaret of Michael Fanning & Sarah Quill of Borris, sp: William Quill & Mary Trihy

6 Mar 1835, Ellen of William Keyes & Margaret Morrissey, Graffin, sp: Michael Fanning & Ann Fitzpatrick

20 Aug 1835, Mary of Michael Fanning & Bridget Ryan of Killough sp: Michael Maher & Jane Maher

27 Aug 1835, Mary of William Fanning & Catherine Butler of Barrack St sp: Martin Fanning & Catherine Maher

25 May 1836, John or Johanna of Michael Fanning & Catherine Keyes, Dromard sp: Judith Keyes

10 Jun 1836, Margaret of Thomas Quill & Mary Frihy, Borrisbeb, sp: Michael Fannin & Ann Ryan

14 Jul 1836, Margaret of Edmund Brute & Margaret Fanning of Killough sp: Patrick Morcan & Ellen Fanning

19 Nov 1837, Judith of Peter Fogarty & Catherine Ormond of Templemore sp: Bridget Dunne & Mary Flanning

23 Mar 1838, Alicia of John Quill & Judith Ryan, Borrisbeg, sp: Patrick Fanin & Judith Ryan

27 Jun 1838, Patrick of William Fanning & Catherine Butler, sp James Brennan & Mary Fannin

26 Feb 1838, Thomas of Michael Fanning & Mary Regan, sp: John Maher & Judith Hayden

13 Apr 1840, Bridget of Timothy Delahunty & Margaret Delahunty, Killough, sp: Michael Fannin & Margaret Moton

19 Nov 1840, Daniel of Michael Fanning & Mary Regan, Killough sp: Michael Maher & Anne Delahunty

3 May 1841, William of Edmund Brute & Margaret Fanning, Killough, sp: Judith Fanning

10 Sept 1841,Thomas of Patrick Delahunty & Mary Tierney of Gortnagowna sp: Michael Tierney & Anne Fanning

19 Sept 1841, Michael of Daniel Sullivan & Mary Hogan, Templemore, sp: James Fanning & Mary Headerton

26 Dec 1842,Judith of Michael Bruton & Margaret Quinlisk of Gortnagowna sp: William Quinlisk & Ellen Fanning

30 Apr 1843, Johanna of Daniel Halloran & Judith Costigan, Killawardy, sp: John Fanning & Mary Halloran

15 May 1843, Mary of Thomas Stapleton & Ellen Bergin, Barrack St sp: William Fanning & Ellen Ryan

24 Jun 1843, John of John Fanning & Mary Ryan, Killough sp: Michael Ryan & Cath Delahunty

24 Jun 1843,Thomas of Jeremiah Hackett & Margaret Ryan, Killough sp: Ellen Fanning

19 Nov 1843, Julian of Bartholomew Kennedy & Catherine Manning, Killawardy, sp: Corn Kennedy & Catherine Fanning

5 May 1844, Mary of Pat Hogan & Mary Devane, Templemore sp: William Fanning & Hon Hogan

9 Jun 1844, Bartholomew of William Fanning & Cath Butler, Templemore, sp: John Fanning & Bridget Ryan

15 Dec 1844, Margaret of Michael Fogarty & Catherine Fanning of Dareens sp: Patrick Fitzpatrick & Judith Fanning

5 Feb 1845, Michael of Michael Treacy & Mary Delahunty of Kilclareen sp: John Treacy & Judith Fanning

8 Jul 1845, James of Henry Greed & Mary Maher of Gortnagowna sp: William Greed & Judith Fanning   (Greed or Creed?)

9 Oct 1845, Anne of Francis Mitchell & Anne Fanning, Templemore, sp: Mary Fanning

2 Nov 1845, Martin of James McGrath & Hon Doolin of Dareens sp: Patrick Fogarty & Cath Fanning

14 Nov 1845, Martin of Daniel Halloran & Judith Costigan of Killawardy sp: John Sweeney & Sarah Fanning

8 Apr 1846, Ellen of Thomas Quinlan & Anne Reeves, Killough, sp: Margaret Fanning & John Hennessy

21 May 1846, Johanna of Michael Fanning & Mary Regan, Killough sp: William Fitzpatrick & Joh Ryan

14 Aug 1847, Laurence of Sam Whitely & Mary Williams, Templemore, sp: Judy Fanning 

15 Jul 1848, Joseph of Bernard Whelehan & Anne Sheridan sp: Laurence Morris & Bridget Fanning

12 Oct 1848, Catherine of George Brookes & Mary Goggin, Templemore sp: William Fanning & Ellen Heenan

27 Oct 1848, Mary of Michael Fogarty & Catherine Fanning, Dareens, sp: Patrick Fanning & Ellen Ryan

12 Nov 1849, Thomas of James Maher & Catherine Fanning of Killough sp: Edward Maher & Judith Fanning

5 Mar 1851, Mary of William Fanning & Catherine Malone of Gortnagowna sp: William Malone & Mary Scott

4 May 1851, Thomas of Michael McLoughlin & Bridget Keeffe sp: Thomas Keeffe & Bridget Fanning

12 Aug 1851, Mary of Patrick Maher & Bridget Fogarty of Jail St sp: Catherine Fanning

22 Oct 1851, William of John Maher & Catherine Butler of Barrack St sp: William Fanning & Cath Butler

21 Jul 1851, Judith of Timothy (Thady) Shelly & Margaret Russell  Main St sp: Margaret Fanning, out of wedlock

8 Sept 1851, Elizabeth of William Breen & Margaret Maher, Pig Foot lane, sp: Mary Fanning

16 Nov 1851, John of James Farrelly & Mary Traynor of Barracks sp: Edward Smith & Mary Fanning

30 Mar 1852, John of Michael Smith & Mary Keating of Barracks sp: William Fanning & Mary Rigney

2 Jun 1852, Sarah of James Fanning & Mary Kennedy of Pigfoot lane, sp: Margaret Kinsella, out of wedlock child.

20 Mar 1854, John of Daniel Cantwell & Mary Cody of Gortnagowna sp: Michael Cody & Mary Fanning

30 May 1854, Laurence of William Fanning & Catherine Malone of Gortnagowna sp: James Tierney & Mary Malone

25 Dec 1855, Thomas of James Fanning & Mary Kennedy of Killawardy, sp: Patrick Meara & Ellen Mullany

15 Aug 1856, William of William Fanning & Catherine Malone of Gortnagowna sp: William Hardgroft & Mary Donolan

18 Jan 1857, Stephen J of Joseph Hanlon & Mary A Quinn sp: William Fanning & Julia Dwan

23 Jan 1858, Peter of Thomas Fleming & Judith Heffernan sp: Bridget Fanning

13 Feb 1859, Margaret of George Brookes & Mary Coggin of barrack St, sp: Patrick Fanning & Ana Cormack

27 Nov 1859, Ellen of Patrick Fanning & Ellen Ryan of Barrack St sp: Judith Cooney

27 Mar 1859, Patrick of William Fanning & Catherine Malone of Gortnagowna sp: James Hardgraft & Sarah Hardgraft

15 Mar 1863, Catherine of William Fanning & Catherine Malone sp: John Fogarty & Ellen Hardgroft

13 Jan 1865, Bridget of William Fanning & Catherine Malone of Gortnagowna sp: Michael Donnolly & Judy Davy

31 Dec 1866, Johanna of Michael Donnelly & Sarah Ryan of Gortnagowna sp: Laurence Fanning & Mary Fanning

8 Dec 1868, Mary of Daniel Burke & Catherine Fanning of Clonmore sp: William Fanning & Cath Burke

31 Jan 1870, Michael of Michael Donnelly & Sarah Ryan of Gortnagowna sp: Tim Hargrove & Mary Fanning

22 Sept 1870, Edmund of Daniel Burke & Catherine Fanning of Dareens sp: Martin Bourke & Margaret Fanning

5 May 1872, Margaret of William Fanning & Catherine Malone of Clonmore sp: Patrick Tierney & Anne Malone

14 Apr 1874, Michael of Timothy Hargrove & Mary Cunningham, Gortnagowna, sp: Joseph Spooner & Mary Fanning

22 Sept 1876, George of John Pratt & Bridget Loughnane, Templemore, sp: Thomas Fanning & Mary McNamara

24 Jul 1877, Mary of Thomas Comerford & Ellen Fogarty, Templemore, sp: Thomas Butler & Mary G Fanning

9 Feb 1878, Mary B of Benjamin Comerford & Bridget Brophy, Templemore, sp: Sarah Fanning

7 Jul 1878, Simon of Michael Quinlan & Elizabeth Treacy, Templemore, sp: Thomas Fanning & Bridget Pratt

26 Sept 1879, Ellen of Thomas Comerford & Ellen Fogarty, Templemore, sp: Patrick Fanning & Mary Butler

23 Dec 1879, Bridget of Timothy Hargrove & Mary Cunningham of Clonmore sp: Laurence Fanning & Honora Donollin

11 Dec 1881, Timothy of Timothy Hargrove & Mary Cunningham, Clonmore, sp: Patrick Fanning & Mary Spooner

28 Aug 1887, James of Timothy Hargrove & Mary Cunningham, Clonmore, sp: William FanningBridget Fanning

2 May 1888, Thomas of Patrick Fanning & Jane Lees sp: Mary Ryan

18 Jul 1888, Mary of Anthony Maher & Margaret Carroll sp: Rev Jno Carroll & Mary Fanning

22 Feb 1889, John of Richard Wallace & Bridget Fanning, out of wedlock, sp: Kate Fanning

14 Sept 1889, Ellen of William Reid & Anne Meara sp: John Meara & Margaret Fanning

29 Jan 1893, William of Peter McCann & Bridget Dea sp: Thomas Fanning & Kate Sweeney

3 Nov 1895, Catherine of William Fanning & Margaret Coonan, sp: John Coonan & Kate Fanning

2 Jun 1897, Mary of William Fanning & Margaret Coonan, sp: William Hardgrove & Margaret Fanning

7 Aug 1898, Michael of William Fanning & Margaret Coonan sp: Daniel Cooney & Bridget Fanning

7 Sept 1899, Catherine of John Connolly & Sarah Sheppard sp: Thomas Fanning & Mary Sheppard

12 Jan 1900, William of William Fanning & Margaret Coonan sp: Jeremiah Coonan & Mary Coonan

Civil Birth Records for Templemore:

16 Jan 1864, Ellen of John Fannin, soldier & Mary Carroll, Mary St, sp: Kate Nesbitt

19 Mar 1869, Anastatia of Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan, Kill sp: Anastatia Fanning

10 May 1870, Thomas of Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan, Kill sp: Anastatia Fanning

15 Apr 1872, Catherine of Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan, Kill sp: Tom

14 May 1874, Patrick of Patrick Russell & Anne Maher, Templemore, sp: William Fanning & Nano Maher

30 Nov 1874, Mary of Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan, Kill 

16 Oct 1880, John of William Fanning & Amy Flynn Kill, Drom sp: Margaret Russell

16 Oct 1880, Margaret of William Fanning & Amy Flynn Kill, Drom sp: Margaret Russell

30 Apr 1888, Thomas of Patrick Fanning, coachman, & Jane lees, Templemore 

29 May 1901, Joseph of Patrick Fanning & Mary Hassett, Drom

15 Sept 1902, Thomas of Patrick Fanning & Mary Hassett, Drom

11 May 1905, Edward of Patrick Fanning & Mary Hassett, Drom sp: Ellen Fogarty, nurse

3 Nov 1908, Josephine of Patrick Fanning & Mary Hassett, Drom

Roscrea Fanning Baptism & Birth Records Co Tipperary Ireland

Fanning records of Baptism in the Catholic Parish of Roscrea in Co Tipperary Ireland.

Roscrea Catholic Parish Co Tipperary Ireland

19 Dec 1823, Margaret of Laurance Fanning & Bridget Tierney sp: Winifred Whitten

30 Apr 1841, Catherine of John Fanning & Bridget Cummins, Carriglnane sp: William Whalen & Cath Whalen

16 Sept 1842, James of John Fanning & Catherine Connolly, Chapel Lane sp: Tim Grady & Joan Grady; twin of Michael

16 Sept 1842, Michael of John Fanning & Catherine Connolly, Chapel Lane sp: John Kennedy & Hannah Connors

21 Jan 1848, Margaret of John Fanning & Margaret Connor, Whitepark sp: Ellen Deegan

26 Jul 1861, William of Martin Fanning & Maria Slattery, Roscrea sp: James Fanning & Ellen Fanning

14 Nov 1862, John of Martin Fanning & Maria Slattery Limerick St, sp: Thomas Fanning& Kate Slattery twin of Martin

14 Nov 1862, Martin of Martin Fanning & Maria Slattery Limerick St, sp: Thomas Fanning & Kate Slattery twin of John

3 Jul 1864, Eleanor of Martin Fanning & Maria Slattery sp: John & Eleanor Birmingham, twin of Maria. Civil record has the father, Martin, as a shopkeeper & farmer of Limerick St Roscrea

3 Jul 1864, Maria of Martin Fanning & Maria Slattery sp: John & Eleanor Birmingham, twin of Eleanor

13 Jul 1866 James of Martin Fanning & Maria Slattery sp: John O’Brien & Anna Fanning. Civil record is James Joseph.

9 Feb 1868, Pat of Martin Fanning & Maria Slattery sp: Philip Fanning & Anna Fanning

10 Dec 1869, Thomas of Martin Fanning & Maria Slattery sp: Jacobus McDonald & Anna McDonald

28 Jun 1873, Anne of Anne Fanning, RoscreaWorkhouse, sp: William Hayes

4 Sept 1876, Margaret of John Fanning & Honora Healy of Ballystanley Rathnavogue 

John Kearney 1895 son of Sarah Fanning and Patrick Kearney Co Tipperary

John Kearney was born in 1895 in Co Tipperary Ireland. His parents were Sarah fanning and Patrick Kearney an electrician from Southampton. He was brought up by his uncle and aunt at Lissaroon before leaving for England to live and die there.

When I was in Co Tipperary recently and met up with distant Fanning relations I was told the story of John Kearney.

John was the son of Sarah Fanning and Patrick Kearney. Sarah A Fanning was the daughter of Michael fanning and Catherine Ryan of Lissaroon.

Sarah married Patrick Kearney, an electrician, from Southampton England, on 15 May 1894. Francis Dwan and Stasia Fanning were witnesses at their wedding in Inch Church in Drom parish Co Tipperary Ireland.

I have been unable to find any trace of Sarah and Patrick Kearney after the birth of John in Drom Parish in 1895. I can only assume that they died in England.

John is in the 1901 and 1911 Census records staying with his uncle and aunt, Tom and Hannah Fanning, at Lissaroon. They did not have any children of their own.

Thomas Fanning & Johanna (Hanna) Fanning nee Bannon

The story I was told about John Kearney, pronounced Carney, was that his uncle Tom Fanning was going to leave the Lissaroon property to him. When he found out that John wanted to go to England with his mates, he told him if he went he would not  inherit. John went and Lissaroon was left to the Mullanys.

Lissaroon Drom & Inch Parish Co Tipperary

John used to come back to Ireland to visit his cousins in Dublin but never came back to Lissaroon. He died in England and is buried in a pauper’s grave.

The man in the above photo is John Kearney in Dublin. The baby is Michael Fanning. The girl on the right is Angela who married Willie O’Sullivan. The woman holding the baby would be Ellen (Eileen) Fanning nee Bunyan and the other girls would be her daughters Pat, Margaret, Mary, Ann and Frances Fanning, the daughters of Michael and Ellen Fanning. Not sure in what order. John Kearney was a first cousin of the father Michael Fanning.

Bournea & Corbally Parish Fanning Baptism & Civil Birth Records Co Tipperary Ireland

Bournea & Corbally Parish Fanning Baptism & Civil Birth Records Co Tipperary Ireland

Parish of Bournea & Corbally Diocese of Killaloe Co Tipperary. Courageen a variant name for this parish.

8 Jul 1840, Andrew of Andrew Maher & Catherine Fanning, Oldcastle, sp: William & Mary Fanning

17 Jul 1844, John of Patt Carroll & Sarah Fanning, Loran sp: John Fanning & Ellen Fanning

21 May 1865, William of William Fanning & Sarah Guidera sp: William Kealy & Johanna Guidera. Parish of Cournaganeen (Bourney) Baptism record.

13 May 1883, William of Nicholas Fanning, farmer & tailor & Margaret Dunne, Corriga  civil birth record baptised 13 Jun 1883.

10 Jan 1900, William Fanning, of William Fanning, farmer & Margaret Coonan, Gortnagoona, Parish of Killavinogue. Parish/district of Bourney. civil birth record.