Fanning Wills in the National Archives Dublin

Co Tipperary and Dublin Fanning wills and probate papers listed in the National Archives in Dublin.

These are the Co Tipperary and Dublin Fanning wills and probate papers listed in the National Archives. I haven’t included all Tipperary Fannings, just those that could be related. I have added, in brackets, notes from civil death records:

Calendars of Wills and Administrations 1858-1922

These have images with them. The ones from 1922 don’t and appear to be just indexes, still useful information in them. To get to the wills and probate after 1922 I had to search the archives for Fanning and related families in the online catalogue.

Alice Fanning of Ballinamona, widow, died 25 July 1897 Primary beneficiary was Patrick Fanning, laborer, her son, 20 pounds. (She was the widow of a farmer, aged 73 at death, and daughter Alice Blanchfield of Newtown was present at time of death. Death registered in Carrick on Suir.)

John Fanning of Ballydavid, Littleton Co Tipperary, labourer, died 27 Oct 1942 to Martin Fanning, labourer, 129 pounds. (He was a bachelor, a labourer and age 48 when he died of TB. Death registered in Roscrea.)

Martin Eviston, late of Baronstown, Loughmore, Co Tipperary, farmer, died 2 Sept 1923 to Sarah Eviston, the widow, effects 497 pounds.

Martin Eviston died 2 Sept 1923 address Baronstown Loughmore, Templemore to Martin Eviston effects 700 pounds. (A married farmer who died age 74)

James Fanning late of Barracurragh, Ballycahill, farmer, died 21 Dec 1915 to John Fanning, farmer, 273 pounds 10 shillings. (He was a widower and age 68 at death. His son William Fanning was present at time of death.)

John Fanning late of Rathmoy, Borrisoleigh, farmer died 3 Feb 1948 to Johanna Fanning, widow, 199 pounds.

Anastasia Fanning, spinster, died 23 Mar 1929 to Laurence Fanning, shopkeeper, 89 pounds 10 shillings. (She was a nurse and died age 56. Death registered in Clonmel.)

Laurence Fanning of Bouladuff, Thurles, shopkeeper, died 1 June 1938, to Michael Fanning, shopkeeper, 72 pounds. (He was 58 when he died.)

James Fanning of Burnchurch, Killenaule, Co Tipperary died 11 April 1976.

William Fanning farmer, of Castleroan, Dunkerrin, Roscrea, Kings Co, exec Ellen Coffey died 11 Aug 1939 left 937 pounds to Thomas Fanning Garda Siochana and Andrew Hoolan farmer. (He was a widower and died in Dublin age 67.)

Margaret Powell late of Emmett St Birr Co Offaly, died 17 Sept 1931, to Annie Fanning, widow, 1821 pounds. (She was a widow and newspaper proprietress and aged 66. her son J. Fanning present.)

Mary Fanning, late of Castletown, Moyne, Co Tipperary, widow, died 27 Feb 1928 to Patrick Kennedy, farmer, 700 pounds, 13 shillings.

William Fanning  late of Clondoty,Loughmore, Templemore, retired farmer, died 27 July 1908, to John Fanning, farmer, 654 pounds 19 shillings 9 pence. (Widower aged 89, son John present.)

William Fanning, late of Clondoty, Co Tipperary, farmer, died 4 June 1923 to John Fanning, farmer, effects 621 pounds 12 shillings 3 pence. (Bachelor, aged 64, died of TB. Brother John Fanning present.)

John Fanning of Clondoty, Loughmore ,Templemore, Co Tipperary died 14 Oct 1932 to Edward Fanning, farmer, 658 pounds 5 shillings. (Married, age 68. Son Willie Fanning present.)

William Fanning of Clondoty, Loughmore, Templemore, farmer, died 10 Sept 1942 to Catherine Fanning, spinster, 293 pounds. (Bachelor, age 32. Suicide by gunshot.)

Mary Fanning, widow of Clondoty, Loughmore, Templemore Co Tipperary, died 14. Dec 1948. To Nora Fanning, spinster, 2,600 pounds 16 shillings and 3 pence.

Patrick Fanning of Clondoty, Loughmore, Co Tipperary died 9 Mar 1984, age 67.

Anne Fanning died 16 July 1906, late of Coldfields Thurles, widow, to Patrick Fanning, farmer, 376 pounds 10 shillings.

Thomas Fanning, late of Coldfields, Thurles, farmer, died 2 Dec 1934 to Martin Fanning, farmer, 87 pounds.

Edward Fanning, late of Coolcroo,  Twomileborris, farmer, died 16 Sept 1925 to Eliza Fanning, widow and to James Commins, farmer, 359 pounds.

John Fanning of Coolcroo, Twomileborris, Thurles died on 7 Feb 1988.

Patrick Fanning of Drom, Thurles, farmer, died 4 July 1933 to John Hassett, farmer, 141 pounds.

Patrick Fanning died Dublin 15 Nov 1906, late of 23 and 24 North Strand Rd Dublin, merchant, to Joseph Fanning, merchant, 7,005 pounds 1 shilling.

John Fanning, merchant of 12 Richmond Place, North Circular Rd Dublin, died 17 Feb 1907 in Dublin, to Mary J Fanning, the widow, effects of 6,256 pounds 18 shillings 1 pence.

Mary J Fanning formerly of St Ronans, Richmond Place, N.C. Rd Dublin and late of 5 St Albans Park, Sidney Parade, Dublin, widow, died 24 May 1939 to Veronica Doyle, married woman, and Patrick Fanning, merchant, 4,048 pounds.

Roger Fanning of Gaile, Thurles. CoTipperary died 13 Aug 1987.

James Fanning died 2 Oct 1885, late of Glenreigh Thurles, farmer to Margaret Fogarty, the daughter of Holycross, married woman, effects 257 pounds, resworn 525 pounds 3 shillings and 11 pence.

Anne Fanning of Glenreighbeg, Holycross, spinster, died 27 Mar 1891, granted to Mary Ryan, married woman, effects of 75 pounds.

Joseph Fanning late of Graigue, Moycarkey, Thurles Co Tipperary, farmer, died 27 July 1894, to his widow May Fanning, 72 pounds 10 shillings.

Mary Fanning of Graigue, Moycarkey, died 26 Jan 1913, widow, to Joseph Fanning, farmer 233 pounds.

William Fanning of Gurthnagoona Templemore, farmer, who died 10 April 1899, granted to William Fanning jnr, farmer of Gurthnagoona, his son, effects of 42 pounds.

Richard Fanning of Killavinoge, Clonmore, Templemore, Co Tipperary died 3 June 1983.

Thomas Fanning, late of Kilvilcoris, Drom, farmer, Thurles Co Tipperary died 1 Sept 1934 to Stasia Fanning, spinster, 22 pounds. (bachelor 62 years. Stasia his sister.)

John Fanning, late of Lacken, Co Tipperary, farmer, died 22 Aug 1930 to Andrew Fanning, shop assistant and Patrick Fanning, merchant, effects 1,223 pounds 15 shillings. (Widower).

John Fanning, farmer, of Lacken, Co Tipperary, died 31 March 1949 to Andrew Fanning, shop manager, 553 pounds 16 shillings and 3 pence. (bachelor aged 63. Andrew was his brother who lived at Mathew St Tipperary.)

Thomas Fanning, late of Lisaroon, Thurles, Co Tipperary, farmer, died 3 Feb 1926 to John Ryan, farmer, effects 652 pounds 18 shillings 9 pence. (Age 67).

James Fanning died 7 Dec 1918, late of Lisdonowly, Moyne Templemore, executor his widow Anne Fanning. (Married, age 65, son John Fanning present).

Andrew Fanning of Moycarkey, Thurles, died 16 July 1982.

Thomas Fanning late of Newtown, Littleton, Thurles, retired road worker, died 10 Sept 1944 to Michael Fanning, road ganger, 5 pounds.

Martin Fanning shopkeeper, died 22 Jan 1903, primary beneficiary Patrick Fanning, shopkeeper of Limerick St Roscrea, effects of 1,027 pounds 4 shillings and 8 pence. (Widower, publican, age 75. His niece Ellie Burke present).

Mary Teresa Fanning of Shanakill, Roscrea, Co Tipperary died 21 Feb 1985.

Edward Fanning of Shanbally, Horse and Jockey, Thurles died Sept 12, 1948 to William Ryan, farmer, 10,171 pounds. (Widower aged 80).

Maura Fanning of Shanbally,  Thurles, Co Tipperary  died 30 July 1984

Martin Fanning farmer, late of Skehane otherwise Borris, died 30 Oct 1891. Primary beneficiaries were John Fanning of Coldfields and Phillip Maher of Garane, both farmers, executors 634 pounds 10 shillings.

Thomas Fanning, late of Skehana, TwoMileBorris, farmer, died 14 Dec 1922 to Margaret Fanning, widow, 370 pounds.

Anastasia Fanning, housekeeper, Lacy Ave, Templemore died 31 Dec 1945, 298 pounds to Ellen Campion, married woman.

Michael Fanning of Mary St Templemore, Co Tipperary died 10 Oct 1985

Anne Fanning, widow, of Jail St Thurles died 24 April 1887 at same place, effects 31 pounds, 15 shillings and 6 pence. Mary Fanning of Jail St, spinster, the sole executrix. (Age 68. Shopkeeper. Mary Fanning of Jail St was her daughter).

Sarah Sheehan died 10 Oct 1888, late of Quarry St Thurles, Co Tipperary, widow, to Ellen Dwyer of Quarry St, widow and daughter, effects 27 pounds. (Sarah Sheehan nee Fanning was my gggrandfather’s sister)

Thomas Fanning late of Quarry Thurles, shopkeeper died 13 Sept 1897 to Ellen Fanning of the Quarry, widow and William Fanning of Clondoty 460 pounds. (Aged 42).

The Very Reverend James Fanning died 10 Sept 1909, late of Cathedral St Thurles to Mary Ryan, wife of John Ryan, effects 482 pounds 14 shillings. His death was reported in The Daily News Perth, 13 Nov 1909 and said he had labored for many years in Liverpool.

John Fanning, late of Cathedral St, Thurles, Co Tipperary, farmer, died 3 May 1925 to Edward Fanning, farmer, 76 pounds. (Aged 60, shopkeeper. His daughter Nora Fanning present).

Patrick Fanning late of Main St Thurles, merchant, died 2 Mar 1916 to Anastasia Fanning, his widow, 1,537 pounds 10 shillings, resworn 1,578 pounds 10 shillings. (Aged 87, a shopkeeper).

Kate Fanning, spinster, late of Commons, Thurles died 18 Feb 1920

Stasia Fanning, widow, late of  10 Liberty Square Thurles died 4 Nov 1941 to Cissie Morris, spinster, 686 pounds. (Aged 74, a merchant. Cissie Morris was her niece).

William Fanning, merchant, late of Mitchel St, Thurles, died 29 Dec 1947 to John Carrigan, solicitor and Jeremiah O’Connell, retired commercial traveller, 35 pounds.

Patrick Fanning of 9 Bank Place Tipperary, merchant, died 12 Dec 1944, 850 pounds to his widow Margaret Fanning. (Aged 59, married. Mary Theresa Fanning, his daughter, present).

Thomas Fanning of Turtulla, Thurles, Co Tipperary died 2 May, 1978.

Margaret Fanning of Turtulla, Thurles,  Co Tipperary died 13 Jan 1985.

Bridget Fanning Gorman Twomileborris died 18 Sept 1987

Mary J Fanning of “Carnalea”,Whitshed Rd, Greystones Co Wicklow died 16 Feb 1936 to Joseph Fanning, gentleman, 1,300 pounds.

Joseph Fanning of “Carnalea” Whitshed Rd, Greystones, Co Wicklow, retired merchant, died 23 Aug 1942 to Alice Hedigan, married woman, 2,492 pounds.

Joseph William Fanning of Kabulonga, Lusaka Zambia died 22 June 1984.

Joseph William Fanning death Zambia Irish Independent 23 Jun 1984

John Mullany died Thurles 1900. He was married to Bridget Fanning daughter of Michael Fanning and Catherine Ryan of Lissaroon. (Age 60, shopkeeper. His daughter Mary Mullany present).

Will of John Mullany died 1900.
Will of John Mullany died 1900.

Joseph Fanning Clondoty Co Tipperary Ireland, Dublin and Co Wicklow Ireland

Joseph Fanning was the brother of Senator Michael Fanning and the son of William Fanning and Catherine Fogarty of Clondoty Co Tipperary. He was a very successful publican in Dublin. He retired to Greystones Co Wicklow.

Joseph Fanning was the brother of Senator Michael Fanning and the son of William Fanning and Catherine Fogarty of Clondoty Co Tipperary. He was born at Clondoty in 1871. He and his brothers Michael and Patrick were very successful publicans in Dublin City.

This is Joseph Fanning’s premises in Margaret Place (now 555 North Circular Rd) Joseph took this over when his brother Michael moved to Lincoln Place. The premises included the private house on the left which is in Russell St Dublin.

Joseph married Mary Josephine Fogarty in Dublin in 1904. Mary Josephine was born at Bellewood in Templemore Co Tipperary.

Nenagh Guardian 24 Sept 1904
Joseph Fanning & Mary Josephine (Daisy) Fogarty, wedding photo, 19 Sept 1904
Bellewood, Templemore
Bellewood Templemore Co Tipperary Ireland c1910

In the foreground is Kate Teresa Crowe, Mary Josephine’s mother. Mary Josephine is in the trap. Joseph Fanning eventually lived at “Carnalea” Greystones, Co Wicklow. Greystones is a coastal town about 18 miles south of Dublin. Joseph Fanning died there in 1942.

Death Notice for Joseph Fanning Aug 23 1942


Auction of “Carnalea” Greystones 1942


Home of Joseph Fanning deceased estate
Auction Notice for “Carnalea”, Whitshed Rd Greystones


Advertisement for the auction of Joseph Fanning’s home “Carnalea” Greystones


Carnalea Greystones 2013
“Carnalea” Greystones 2013
Evening Herald 14 Jan 1938


Irish Independent 25 Aug 1942


Joseph Fanning of Carnalea 31 May 1943 Index of Will
Index of the will of Joseph Fanning 31 May 1943


Joseph Fanning’s children with nanny c1920 Raymond, Alyce & Stephen de Vere left to right


John Hedigan & Alyce Fanning c1944


Alice (Alyce) Constance Hedigan nee Fanning was born in Dublin North in 1918 and she married to John Hedigan in 1942 in Dublin South. She was a daughter of Joseph Fanning and Mary Josephine Fogarty. One of their sons is the Irish High Court Judge John Hedigan. Alyce died in 1993 and her husband in 1973. They lived at Geraldstown in Santry Dublin from 1947 to 1980 with their family of twelve children.

Geraldstown 1947 Home of Alyce and John Hedigan
“Geraldstown” Santry Dublin in 1947 Home of the Hedigan Family 1947-1980

John Hedigan 1973 Obituary

John Hedigan Obituary 1973

Below are photos of William Gerald Fanning 1907-1979, a son of Joseph Fanning. William was a solicitor and married Mary (Maureen) Kelly in Dublin in 1937.

William Fanning with sisters and nanny Dublin
William Fanning with two of his sisters and their nanny.

The younger girl on the nannie’s lap would have been Mary Josephine(Ena) who died about 13 or 14 at boarding school. The other sister is most likely Myra who later became Mrs Murray-Hayden.

William Fanning with friends at tennis Dublin
William Gerald Fanning with friends in Dublin. One of the girls may be his sister Myra.

The following reports detail the ancestry of Joseph Fanning as well as his descendants.

Senator Michael Fanning 1866-1950 Co Tipperary and Dublin Ireland

Michael Fanning, son of William and Catherine Fanning of Clondoty Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland, was born there in 1866 and died in Co Kildare in 1950. He was a successful vintner in Dublin and was elected to the Senate in 1925.

Michael Fanning was born in Clondoty near Thurles to William (Billy) Fanning and Catherine Fogarty on 15 Jan 1866.

He and his brothers Ned, Patrick and Joe went to Dublin and started businesses there as wine merchants. Joe and Michael stayed and Ned came back to Co Tipperary and bought Shanbally House near Moycarky.

Being a merchant Michael appears in various directories, as do his brothers.

Michael Fanning 1894 Dublin Thom's Directory
Michael Fanning 1894 Dublin Thom’s Directory
Michael, Patrick, Edward & John Fanning Dublin Slater's Directory 1894
Michael, Patrick, Edward & John Fanning Dublin Slater’s Directory 1894
Michael, Richard, John & Patrick Fanning 1894 Dublin Thom's Directory
Michael, Richard, John & Patrick Fanning 1894 Dublin Thom’s Directory
Michael, John & Patrick Fanning Dublin Grocers Slaters 1894
Michael, John & Patrick Fanning Dublin Grocers Slaters 1894

Another of Michael’s brothers, James Joseph Fanning, born 1869, went to Liverpool where he was a victualler.  He married Ellen Wills from Newry Co Down and they had four children only one of whom survived infancy. Ellen was a newsagent. He is buried in Liverpool Ford Cemetery. His death is also inscribed in Loughmore Cemetery one of the Fanning gravestones. He died in 1912 aged 43. In his will he left his widow 472 pounds the equivalent in today’s money of 45,000 pounds.

Michael Fanning 1910 Lincoln Lane Dublin
Michael Fanning 1910 Lincoln Lane Dublin Dublin Street Directory

In 1901 and 1925 Michael lived at 19 Lincoln Place Dublin. Joe, a publican, was listed as residing at 1 Russell St Mountjoy Dublin.

1901 Census Michael Fanning Dublin
1901 Census Dublin Ireland Michael Fanning

He carried on a business as grocer and vintner at 19 Lincoln Place Dublin for many years. He was for a period chairman of the Licensed Vintners’ Association and was for many years a member of the South Dublin Union Board.

Michael married his cousin Margaret Ryan on 10 June 1901.

Michael Fanning and Margaret Ryan 10 Jan 1901

1911 Census Dublin Michael Fanning
Household of Michael Fanning 1911 Census Dublin Ireland

He was elected  to the Senate in 1925 and served until 1936.

Michael Fanning Senate Election Poster 1925
Michael Fanning The Irish Vintners Magazine June 1934

Below is an old picture of the premises in Lincoln Place. Not sure when it was taken or who is out the front, Michael most likely.

19 Lincoln Place Dublin

In 1921 19 Lincoln Place was put up for sale.

19 Lincoln Place 11 Jan 1921

The premises is up for sale in 2009 and below is part of  the advertising material.

19 Lincoln Place Dublin 2010
Lincol'n Inn Dublin 2012
19 Lincoln Place Dublin 2012 Opposite Trinity College
Inside Lincoln's Inn 2015
Inside Lincoln’s Inn 2015

An O’Connor descendant was told by a great aunt that Lincoln’s Inn was often filled with poets like Yeats and playwrights and politicians and that the  members of the new Dial would often adjourn to Fannings for drinks and lively discussions. She also said Michael was know as “God Almighty Fanning” due to his penchant for beginning sentences with “God Almighty”.

Lincoln's Inn Dublin and Oliver St John Gogarty
Lincoln’s Inn Dublin and Oliver St John Gogarty from Mould’s Medical Anecdotes: Omnibus Edition by R.F.Mould
Michael Fanning Retiring 1929 19 Lincoln PlacCR e
Michael Fanning Retiring 1929 19 Lincoln Place up for sale The Irish Independent 30 August 1929

He died in 1950 in Co Kildare at his daughter’s at Mylerstown House, Naas, and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Michael Fanning died in June 1950.

Death Notice Michael J Fanning
Irish Times Death Notice Michael J Fanning 24 June 1950
Irish Press 27 Jun 1950
Irish Independent 26 Jun 1950
Irish Times 28 June 1950 Funeral Notice Michael fanning
Obituary Irish Press 28 Jun 1950
Irish Independent 29 Jun 1950
Grave of Michael Fanning and Margaret Ryan Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin
Grave of Michael Fanning and Margaret Ryan Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin

Honor Fanning, Michael’s daughter, married Andrew O’Connor.

Honor Fanning’s marriage to Andrew O’Connor, Irish Press 20 Sept 1933
Honor O'Connor nee Fanning, daughter of Michael Fanning Glasnevin
Honor O’Connor nee Fanning, daughter of Michael Fanning Glasnevin
Obituary of Andrew O’Connor husband of Honor Patricia Fanning. Irish Independent 17 Jan 1953
Irish Independent 25 Oct 1948
Irish Independent 25 Oct 1948
Anastasia daughter of Michael Fanning Tipperary Star 6 April 1929

The following reports details the ancestry of Michael Fanning back to William and Sarah Fannin of Lissaroon Co Tipperary Ireland and also his descendants.

Patrick Fanning of North Strand Dublin Ireland 1864 -1906

Ancestry of Patrick Fanning born in Co Tipperary Ireland in 1864, the son of William Fanning and Catherine Fogarty of Clondoty. He was a successful publican in Dublin and died there in 1906.

Patrick Fanning 1864-1906 was the son of Billy Fanning and Catherine Fogarty of Clondoty Co Tipperary.

He was the brother of Ned Fanning of Shanbally House and also of Joseph and Senator Michael Fanning who also lived and worked in Dublin.

Patrick lived at 23 North Strand Rd Dublin and was a very successful and wealthy publican.

Patrick Fanning North Strand Purchase 1888 use
Patrick Fanning purchases 23 North Strand Dublin 1888
Patrick Fanning 1901 Census Dublin Ireland
1901 Census Patrick Fanning of North Strand Dublin Ireland

The assistants he employed were most likely nephews, certainly the O’Donnell and Bannon boys were related.

Patrick Fanning Probate Irish Times 5 Dec 1906
Probate of Patrick Fanning of Dublin Irish Times 1906

Patrick Fanning Auction of 23 North Strand 1906 Irish Times_use

Patrick’s brother Joseph ended up buying the premises. In 1923 when he was selling the pub it was advertised and described in The Irish Times.

Patrick Fanning 1923 23 North Strand Sale

Sale by Joseph Fanning of 23 & 24 North Strand Dublin 1923 The Irish TimesPatrick Fanning does not seem to have been married or have any children.

Patrick Fanning North Strand
Memorial card for Patrick Fanning 1864-1906 Ireland