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.
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.
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.
I came across this interesting article from the Nenagh Guardian 24 Jan 1914:
One of the Dwyer sisters Kathleen went on to marry Denis Bannon. The eldest Josie (Johanna Mary Josephine) became a nun, Sister Mary Cyril. One of their brothers was Thomas Dwyer who was murdered in 1920 by members of the RIC. The other brother, Eamon, worked for newspapers.
The disputes within the family continued.
Thomas Fanning was the last person to live at the Lissaroon property. I was told he was very religious and made a trip to Rome. He and his wife did not have any children. The Dwyers were the children of his sister Catherine. In 1920 their brother Thomas was murdered in Bouladuff by members of the RIC.
Kathleen’s second husband was Denis Bannon. She was also a publican and also ended up in Thurles courts over breaking of the licensing Act. Below is a transcript of one such occasion
Below is a detailed and delightful description of the two weeks in Italy. The group left Dublin on the 16th of Oct and returned on 3 Nov 1908:
Places in Drom & Inch Civil Parish in 1901 & 1911: Ardkeen, Brookley Clonbrassil, Clonismullen, Drom, Graigue, Killahagan, Kilvilcorris, Knockagh, Larha, North Larha, South Rathleasty, Rorardstown, Lower Rorardstown, Upper Annfield, Ballypatrick, Bouladuff, Clehile, Clon Beg, Clon More, Cottage, Dovea, Lower Dovea Upper, Goldengrove, Illananummera, Inch, Liscreagh, Lissaroon, Magherareagh, Monroe, Mount Catherine, Pallashill, Pollagh,
Barnane, Aughnaheela, Aughvolyshane, Ballydaff, Ballynahow, Ballyroan, Borrisland, North Borrisland, South Borrisoleigh town, Cappanilly, Carrigeen, Castlehill, Castlequarter, Cloghinch, Coolataggle, Coolaun, Coolcormack, Coolderry, Cooleen, Cottage, Cronavone, Cullahill, Currabaha, Curraghcarroll , Curraghfurnisha, Curraghglass, Curraghgraigue, Curraghkeal, Curraghleigh, Curraghnaboola, Dogstown, Drumgill, Drumtarsna, Fantane North, Fantane South, Garrane, Garrangrena, Lower Garrangrena, Upper Glenbreedy, Glenkeen, Glennanoge, Glennariesk, Glentane, Gortalough, Gortaniddan, Gorteennabarna, Gorteeny, Gortnaboley, Gortnacran Beg, Gortnacran More, Grangelough, Grangeroe, Kileroe, Kilfithmone, Killamoyne, Knockakelly, Knockanevin, Knockannabinna Knockanora Knockbrack Knockdunnee, Knockinure Knocknaharney, Knockshearoon, Knockwilliam, Lismakeeve, Liss, Moankeenane, Mountgeorge, Paddock, Pallas Lower, Pallas Upper, Rathcardan, Rathmoy, Rosnamulteeny, Rusheen Beg, Rusheen Mor,e Shanballyclear,y Springfield, Summerhill, Ballinlonty, Coolgort, Fishmoyne, Kilfithmone, Killoskehan
The records for Drom & Inch online at nli which I have transcribed in this post are from1827-1881
Rootsireland has baptism records from 1809 -1900. I have included the Fanning Baptism records from Rootsireland from 1809 to 1827.
Civil birth records at irishgenealogy.ie start from 1864 and end with births over a 100 years ago.
Records with an asterisk are of Fannings that I am related to.
The priest has written in the margin the address of the couple, which is a big plus in searching for ancestors in these records. The handwriting is easy to read although they have their own shorthand for christian names and place names. Annfield is written as Annfd, the d being smaller and raised. Ballypatrick is shortened to Bally and a small raised k. Edmund or Edmond is shortened to Ed and a small raised m.
The spelling is also phonetic, so varies greatly. But you can read it all quite easily and there were not a lot of baptisms for this period.
The following are the places where the baptism took place. The priests spelt the same places in different ways: Annfield, Annfield bridge, Ardkeen, Arkeen, Balliduff, Ballinlon, Balinlonty, Ballypatrick, Barnane, Bawnoun, Bawnounah, Bawnourah, Boherleegh, Booladuff, Bouladuff, Bouliduff, Caulleys Town, Claykile, Claykyle, Cleighhayle, Cleighayte, Clonbeg, Clonbegg, Clonmore, Clonismullen, Coohane, Coohaun, Coolgurt, Coolhawn, Currough, Dovea, Drom, Monroe, Feeleigh, Feileigh, Feleigh, Feileghah, Feighlahah, Fishmoyne, Graig, Grove, Gurtdafinan, Gurtdalinan, Inch, Mahera Reigh, Kerawn, Kill, Killahagan, Killahigan, Kille, Killefitmoon, Killoskahan, Killoskehan, Killoskean, Kirane, Killvillecoris, Klekile, Knocka, Lackindara, Lahra, Lara, Laraw, Lahraw, Lassina, Laught, Liscrea, Lissaroon, Lough, Mickna, Mockna, Moher S, Monroe, Moonvoor, Mounvour, Moovoor, Mt Catherine, Pallas Hill, Rag, Rathmoy, Rorestown, Rordstown, Roridstown, Rathlesty, Rathleasty, The Ragg, Skachanarran,
Sometimes House is given as the address. I am assuming the mother and or child was too ill to be baptised at the church as was customary?
A few times the word “Chapel” is in the margin??
These place names are from 1827, in the Parish of Drom & Inch.
If you are on a PC you can search these records using Control + F
12 May 1809, Mary of John Carroll & Margaret Fogarty sp: Denis Hynes & Mary Fanning
15 Jul 1809, Mary of Michael Fanning & Ellen Fanning sp: John Fanning & Mary Peters
19 Jul 1809, Edmund of William Fanning & Judith (Judy) Fanning sp: William Carroll & Mary Cormack
27 Jul 1809, James of James Peters & Mary Kavanagh sp: John Fanning & Nancy Cleary
10 Nov 1809, Patrick of William Kelly & Mary Fanning sp: Thomas Meara & Mary Ryan
30 Mar 1810, Daniel of Joseph (Jody) Gleeson & Mary Murphy sp: William Dolan & Catherine Fanning
9 Dec 1810, William of Edmund Butler & Bridget Ryan sp: George Mullen & Mary Fanning
*3 Jun 1811, Michael of William Fanning & Honora (Hon) Cormack sp: Thomas McGrath & Sally Darmody
27 Aug 1811, Judith (Judy) of Edmund Fanning & Mary Burke sp: William Purcell & Mary Burke
12 Jan 1812, Michael of Patrick Carroll & Bridget Hoare sp: William Fanning & Margaret Cormack
24 Feb 1812, James of Patrick Russell & Anastasia (Anstice) Cleary sp: Michael Cleary & Ana Fanning
15 May 1812, Mary of Thomas Hayes & Mary Fanning sp: Thomas Hayes & Winny Hayes
5 Dec 1812, Mary of Philip Cahill & Catherine Shanahan sp: John Fanning & Catty Kennedy
16 Feb 1813, Patrick of William Hayes & Sarah (Sally) Gleeson sp: Simon Stapleton & Mary Fanning
3 Mar 1813, Ellen (Nelly) of Patrick Fogarty & Anne (Nano) Burke sp: Thomas Fanning & Nelly Fogarty
17 Mar 1813, Catherine (Cathy) of James Doherty & Judith (Judy) Fanning sp: Edmund Fanning & Honoria Long
*10 Sept 1813, Mary of William Fanning & Honora (Hon) Cormack sp: Denis McGrath & Mary Cormack
30 Aug 1814, Michael of Thomas Brien & Mary Gleeson sp: William Brien & Mary Fanning
23 Jan 1815, Mary of Michael Fanning & Catherine Callahan sp: John Howard & Mary Meara
2 May 1815, Mary of Philip Purcell & Ellen Carroll sp: James Fanning & Judy Carroll
*27 Mar 1816, Catherine (Cathy) of William Fanning & Honora (Hon) Cormack sp: John McGrath & Bridget Burke
25 Apr 1816, Thomas of Thomas Hayes & Mary Fanning sp: Daniel Trehy & Mary Butler
9 Jul 1816, Michael of Michael Fanning & Ellen (Nelly) Maher sp: Mary Costello
28 Jul 1816, Bridget of Patrick Fogarty & Anne (Nancy) Burke sp: John Fanning & Bridget Doherty
11 Sept 1816, John of Jeffrey Fanning & Margaret Shanahan sp: Joseph Fanning & Margaret Peters
27 Dec 1816, Thomas of Connor Maher & Mary Dwyer sp: Malachy Maher & Mary Fanning
13 Apr 1817, Thomas of Daniel Long & Catherine (Catty) Ryan Sp: Edmond Fanning & Nancy Ryan
27 Oct 1818, Michael of Jeffrey Fanning & Margaret Shanahan sp: Philip Cleary & Judy Gleeson
31 Dec 1819, Bridget of William Stapleton & Ellen Fogarty sp: Joseph Fanning & Bridget Fogarty
17 Oct 1822, Daniel of Patrick Naughton & Mary Fanning sp: Joseph Fanning & Mary Ryan
17 Feb 1823, Bridget (Biddy) of Daniel Kennedy & Bridget (Biddy) Quinlan sp: Michael Fanning & Margaret Fanning
25 Apr 1824, Anastasia (Anstice, twin of Agnes) of Thomas Cormack & Mary Gleeson sp: John Fanning & Nelly Gleeson
29 Sept 1824, Bridget (Biddy) of William Stapleton & Ellen (Nelly) Fogarty sp: Joseph Fanning & Biddy Fogarty
26 Nov 1824, Ellen of Jeffrey Fanning & Margaret Shanahan sp: John Cahill & Biddy Cahill
25 Apr 1825, Judith (Judy) of Patrick Fogarty & Anne Burke sp: James Fanning & Biddy Gleeson
27 May 1825, Mary of Edmund Fanning & Catherine Fahy sp: Mary Fanning & Thomas Fanning
17 Dec 1826, Joseph of John Fanning & Mary Maher sp: Philip Naughton & Bridget Fanning
3 Mar 1827, Joseph of Edmund (Ned) Fanning & Catherine Fahy sp: Cath Doherty & John Maher
*24 Jun 1827, William of William Fanning & Honora (Hon) Cormack sp: Thomas Cormack & Margaret McGrath
12 Jul 1827, Catherine of William McGrath & Catherine Purcell sp: John Fanning & Hon Carroll
15 Oct 1827, Catherine of Jeffrey Fanning & Margaret Shanahan, Killahagan, sp: Timothy Maher & Catherine Fanning
18 Jan 1828, Edward of John Fanning & Margaret Russell, Kill, sp: James Fanning & Catherine Russell
9 Mar 1828, Judith (Judy) of Edward (Ned) Fanning & Anne (Nancy) Neill sp: Connor Trehy & Mary Trehy
16 Mar 1828, Ellen of Denis Kennedy & Biddy Quinlan, Kiloskehan, sp: James Long & Jane Fanning
2 May 1828, John of James Peters & Mary Cavanagh, Killahagan, sp: Thomas Fanning & Ellen Fanning
14 Jun 1828, Patrick of John Fanning & Mary Maher sp: Michael Fanning & Nelly Peters
23 July 1828, Anstice of Thomas Lanigan & Judy Hogan, Kilahagan, sp: Catherine Cleary & Ellen Fanning
16 Sept 1828, Margaret (Peggy) of Patrick Cantwell & Judith (Judy) Maher, sp: James Maher & Ana Maher
8 Feb 1829, Catherine of Edmond Lynch & Ann Murphy, Drom, sp: Joseph Fanning & Mary Hogan
6 May 1829, Winifred of James Maher & Margaret Ryan, Killahagan, sp: Michael Cleary & Ellen Fanning
11 May 1829, Timothy of John Toohy & Judy Maher, Kill, sp: James Fanning & Judy Carroll
12 Sept 1829, James of Thomas Bourke & Judy Ryan, Palace-hill, sp: John Fanning & Catherine Dwyer
20 Feb 1830, Jeffrey of Jeffrey Fanning & Margaret Shanahan, Killahagan, sp: Laurence Ryan & Biddy Fanning
15 Apr 1830, Joseph of Thomas Fanning & Anstice Hayes, Kill, sp: James Fanning & Mary Carroll
29 Mar 1831, William of John Fannen & Margaret Russell, Kille, sp: Joe Fannen & Mary Donovan
29 Apr 1831, Michael of James Ryan & Onny Carroll, Claycoil, sp: John Fanning & Catherine Purcell
24 Jan 1832, James of John Cormack & Judy Banen, Lissaroon, sp: Michael Fanning & Mary Ryan
31 Jan 1832, Judy of John Fogarty & Judy Kennedy, Annfield, sp: Patt Collins & Catherine Fanning
21 Aug 1832, John of Thomas Fanning & Anstice Hayes, Kill, sp: John Doherty & Judy Healy
13 Dec 1832, Con of John Fanning & Anto Brien, Killahigan, sp: Thomas Fanning & Winifred Purcell
13 Mar 1833, Mary of James Ryan & Onny Carroll, Claykyle, sp: Patt Fanning & Mary Bannen
13 May 1833, Patt of Patt Faning & Mary Ryan, Killoskahen, sp: Matt Dune & Mary Feehan
28 July 1833, Catherine of John Fanning & Margaret Russell, Kille, sp: Thomas Doherty & Mary Fanning
18 Oct 1833, Con of Jeffry Fannon & Margaret Shanahan, Killahigan, sp: Phil Cahill & Ellen Fanning
1 Mar 1834, William of William Ryan & Nancy Ryan, Killoskahan, sp: John Fannin & Margaret Maher
13 Jun 1834, Michael of John Fannen & Anto Brien, sp: John Shanahan & Anto Naughton
10 Aug 1834, Tom of Tom Fannen & Ansty Hays sp: Mick Hays & Ally Carroll
19 Apr 1835, Peggy of Patt Purcell & Agnes Ryan, Lissaroon, sp: William Purcell & Kitty Fannen
9 Sept 1835, James of John Gleeson & Catherine Fanning, Annefield, sp: Thomas Doyle & Mary Sparrow
14 Oct 1835, John of Ned Ryan & Hanna Shelly, Kille, sp: James Fannen & Biddy Bourke
22 Dec 1836, John of John Fannen & Anty Brien, Killahigan, sp: Joe Fannen & Biddy Casey
8 Apr 1838, William of Richard Hughes & Mary Reedy, Knocka, sp: Mary Fanning
3 May 1838, Thomas of Denis Fogarty & Catherine Fannen, Barnane, sp: Edmond Fannen & Honora Hennesey
3 Jun 1838, James of John Fanning & Margaret Russell, Kill, sp: Patt Mahony & Bridget Mahony
19 July 1838, Catherine of John Fanning & Anto Brien, Killahagan, sp: Joseph Fanning & Bridget Mullony or Mullany
31 Dec 1838, Michael of Frank Connell & Margaret Ryan, Pallishill, sp: James Ryan & Cath Fannen
23 Aug 1839, William of Denis Maher & Ellen Purcill sp : Patrick Fanning & Mary Purcill
5 Nov 1839, Sally of Denis Fogarty & Kate Fanning, Barnan, sp: Martin Brislane & Judy Darmody
28 Apr 1840, Tim of John Fanning & Anty Brien, Killahagen, sp: Laurence Ryan & Ellen Fanning
12 Jun 1840, Joseph of John Fanning & Margaret Russell, Kill, sp; Ellen Gleeson.
22 Nov 1840, Annfield, John of John Gleeson & Kate Fanning, sp; Stephen Butler & Judy Magrath,
27 Mar 1841, Drom, Michael of John Trihy & Mary Maher, sp: John Bourke & Mary Fanning
8 Aug 1841, Drom, Patrick of Michael Mitchell & Judy Fanning, sp: James Russell & Judy Russell
10 Feb 1842, Barnane, Judy of Denis Fogarty & Catherine Fanning, sp: Andrew Halloran & Mary Ryan
18 Feb 1842, Annfield, George of Michael Butler & Mary Smyth, sp: Laurence Butler & Catherine Fanning
24 Feb 1842, Drom, Mary of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, sp: James Fanning & Anty Long
28 June 1842, Drom, Margaret of John Fanning & Margaret Russell, sp: Edmond Fanning & Mary Russell
12 Sept 1842, Killahagn, Mary of John Fanning & Honora Brien, sp: John Shanahan & Ellen Shanahan
13 Sept 1843, Lissaroon, Honora of Timothy Carroll & Bridget Cormack, sp: Thomas Cormack & Johanna Fanning
7 Jan 1844, Drom, Bridget of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, sp: John Long & Judy Long
7 Feb 1844, Killahagan, Jeofry of John Fanning & Mary Bryan, sp: Michael Fanning & Catherine Bryan
21 June 1844, Barnane, John of Dennis Fogarty & Catherine Fannin, sp: Catharine Hallaran
1 Jan 1845, Kill, Johanna of John Fanning & Margaret Russell, sp: Michael Ryan & Mary Fanning
21 April 1845, Drom, Ellen (illegitimate) of James Fanning & Ellen Lenord sp: Judy Lenord
22 Aug 1845, Drom, Edmond of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, sp: Edmond Fanning & Margaret Trihy
19 Oct 1845, Killahagan, Michael of Jeremiah Peters & Biddy Ryan, sp: Joseph Fanning & Margaret Cahir?
14 Nov 1845, Killahagan, Joseph of John Fanning & Anto Brien sp: Honora Ryan
21 Dec 1845, Roridstown, Lizzy of William Long & Judy Dwyer? sp: William Fanning & Lizzy Long
12 Mar 1846, Killahara, Mary of John Fanning & Mary Brien, sp: Mary Brien
24 May 1846, Barnane, Thomas of Stephen Keating & Betty Fanning, sp: Jeofrey Fanning & Mary Dwyer
8 Aug 1846, Kilo, Thomas of John Mullony & Ellen Fanning, sp: Thomas Mullany & Catherine Fanning
20 Dec 1846, Drom, William of William Hogan & Bridget Fanning? sp: Lawrence Dwyer & Mary Cor?
24 Feb 1847, Drom, Oliver of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, sp: Thomas Bohan & Sally Long
23 Nov 1847, Killahagan, Jeremiah of John Carroll & Judy Ryan, sp: Edmond Carroll & Judy Fanning
7 May 1848, Barnane, John of James Boland & Judy Long sp : Joseph Fanning & Anty Long
23 Aug 1848, Killahagan, Margaret of John Fanning & Mary O’Brien, sp: Michael Peters & Bridget Cahil
25 Sept 1848, Rorestown, John of Edmond Fanning & Mary Maher, sp: Bridget Maher, child born out of wedlock
4 Sept 1849, Drom, John of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, sp: Phill Fogarty & Honora Long
10 Nov 1850, Killahagan, Ellen & Anto (twins) of Thomas Fanning & Winifred Carroll, sp: Stephen Purcell & Ellen Fannin; John Carroll & Margaret Carroll
*13 Apr 1852, William of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, Lissaroon sp: Richard Cormack & Honoria Bannon
25 Sept 1852, Killahagan, Anastatia of Thomas Fanning & Winifred Carroll, sp: Patt Fogarty & Catherine Carroll
28 Sept 1852, Michael of Patrick Fanning & Mary Dunne sp: John Long & Mary Dawson
13 Nov 1852, Claykile, John & Bridget (twins) of John Cormack & Onny Cantwell, sp: Richard Cormick & Catherine Fanning & Bridget Cantwell
15 Mar 1853, Drom, Anastasia of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, sp: John Long & Johanna Trihy
*15 April 1853, Lissaroon, Honoria of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: Thomas Fanning & Bridget Ryan
22 June 1853, Cleakile, Thomas of Richard Cormick & Ellen Cantwell, Sp: Michael Fanning & Honoria Cantwell
9 April 1854, Killahagan, Mary of Thomas Fanning & Winifred Carroll, sp: Phil Purcell & Catherine Carroll
*26 July 1854, Lissaroon, Bridget of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: Hugh Ryan & Bridget Ryan
12 Oct 1854, Kill, Patrick of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, sp: John Bohan & Ellen Long
8 Feb 1855, Killahagan, Margaret of Anthony Kenedy & Bridget Tierney, sp: Edmond Fanning & Mary Fanning
*18 Nov 1855, Lissaroon, Hugh of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: Michael Ryan & Kate Fanning
10 July 1856, Barnane, Honora of James Bohan & Judith Long, sp: Edmond & Mary Fanning
23 Oct 1856, Cleakile, Honora of Richard Cormick & Ellen Cantwell, sp: Thomas Fanning & Catherine Fanning
15 Jan 1857, Drom, Mary of John Maher & Ellen Long, sp: Edmond Fanning & Bridget Fanning
2 Apr 1857, Roristown, Thomas of William Long & Johanna Dwyer, sp: John Maher & Mary Fanning
7 Jun 1857, Johanna of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, Drom sp: Joseph Long & Margaret Long
*27 Aug 1857, Mary of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, Lissaroon sp: Hugh Ryan & Mary Ryan
27 Dec 1857, Michael of Thomas Fanning & Winifred Carroll, Killahagan sp: James Grady & Judy Fanning
18 Apr 1858, Bridget of John Maher & Ellen Long, Drom sp: Joseph Fanning & Mary Fanning
11 Nov 1858, James of James Russell & Catherine Fanning, Drom, sp: John Russell & Mary Kenedy
*13 Jan 1859, Lissaroon, Thomas of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: James Cormack & Ansty Purcell
4 Mar 1860, Drom, William of William Bohan & Fanny Hogan, sp: Thomas Ryan & Mary Fanning
31 May 1860, Drom, Thomas of James Russell & Catherine Fanning, sp: John Russell & Ellen Fanning
1 Nov 1860, Drom, Joseph of Joseph Fanning & Mary Long, sp Edmond Fanning & Bridget Fanning
17 Jan 1861, Killahagan, Patrick of Philip Purcell & Ellen Duggan, sp: Thomas Fanning & Anto Bourke
*19 April 1861, Lissaroon, Michael of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: Patrick Ryan & Johanna Maher
1 Dec 1861, Drom, Ellen of Philip Russell & Johanna Lanigan, sp: Thomas Fanning & ______ Russell
26 Jan 1862, Pallas Hill, Ellen of Michael McGrath & Mary Fanning, sp: Thomas Maher & Johanna Fanning
14 Apr 1862, Drom, Ellen of John Maher & Ellen Long, sp: Thomas Bohan & Mary Fanning
17 Apr 1862, Killahagan, John of Michael Carroll & Catherine Doyle sp: Thomas Fanning & Bridget Cleary
18 May 1862, Drom, Ellen of Philip Fogarty & Joanna Long sp: Edmund Fanning & Anne Hayes
*1 Jun 1862, Lissaroon, John of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan sp: John Ryan & Bridget Ryan
26 Jul 1862, Barnane, Ellen of Michael Dwyer & Anne Hogan sp: Joseph Fanning & Ellen Dwyer
5 Apr 1863, Knocka, William of William Coonan & Catherine Spelane sp: Martin Eviston & Margaret Eviston
16 May 1863, Lissaroon, Mary of William Magrath & Margaret Burns sp: William Fanning & Honora Fanning
1 Nov 1863, Drom, Timothy of James Russell & Catherine Fanning sp: John Russell & Ellen Fanning
1 Dec 1863, William of John Maher & Ellen Long, sp: Oliver Fanning & Mary Bohan
*31 Jan 1864, Lissaroon, Johanna of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan sp: Michael Connell & Anastatia Cormack
20 Mar 1864, Pallas-hill, Michael of Michael Magrath & Mary Fanning, sp: James Fanning & Margaret Eviston
25 Jun 1865, Killahagan, Johanna of Michael Carroll & Mary Dwyer, sp: Daniel Dwyer & Ellen Fanning
Aug 1865, William of James Russell & Catherine Fanning, sp: Hugh Troy & Bridget Kennedy
*20 Oct 1865, Lissaroon, Patrick of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan sp: William Magrath & Johanna Cormack
14 Jan 1866, Pallas-hill, John of Michael Magrath & Mary Fanning, sp: William Fanning & Kate Fanning
14 Jan 1866, Knocka, Catherine of Michael Coonan & Catherine Spelane sp: Stephen Ryan & Mary Eviston
*30 Jan 1865, Lissaroon, Catherine of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan sp: William Cormack & Catherine Cormack
12 Mar 1868, Drom, Joanna of Michael Lynch & Honora Fanning, sp: Samuel Fanning & Mary Fanning
23 Apr 1868, Killoskehan, Bridget of Denis Ryan & Mary Cahill, sp: Thomas Fanning & Margaret Long
28 Jun 1868, Mt Catherine, Stephen of James Butler & Mary Fogarty, sp: William Fanning & Mary Butler
28 Jun 1868, Pallas Hill, Margaret of Michael McGrath & Mary Fanning. sp: Michael Maher & Margaret Fanning
14 Mar 1869, Kill, Anastatia of Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan, sp: James Fanning & Catherine Marnell
*2 Apr 1869, Lissaroon, Sara of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: Honora Fanning & Hugh Fanning. On the civil record Mary Fenally is a sponsor.
11 July 1869, Drom, Anne of Michael Lynch & Honora Fanning sp: John Fanning & Ellen Crowe
27 Feb 1870, Klekile, Anthony of Richard Cormack & Alice? Cantwell sp: John Bourke & Bridget Fanning
8 May 1870, Kile, Thomas of Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan sp: Michael Cleary & Margaret Fanning
*27? Nov 1870, Lissaroon, John of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: Cornelius Ryan & Honora Cormack
21 Dec 1870, Drom, Thomas of Michael Lynch & Honora Fanning sp: John & Catherine Fanning
22 Dec 1870, Pallas Hill, Mary of Michael McGrath & Mary Fanning sp: James Fanning & Ellan Carroll
30 Apr 1871, Anne of Patrick Maher & Anto Kinsella sp: James Fanning & Joanna Rigan
*16 Dec 1871, Lissaroon, Anastatia of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: Thomas Fanning & Catherine Cormack
7 Jan 1872, Kill, Catherine of Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan, sp: Andrew ? & Kate Ryan
12 Feb 1872, Pallas Hill, James? of Michael McGrath & Mary Fanning, sp: Margaret Ryan & Patrick Meagher
10 Sept 1873, Killahagan, Catherine of Michael Carroll & Mary Dwyer, sp: Patrick Kennedy & Catherine Fanning
*27 Oct 1874, Lissaroon, Laurence of Michael Fanning & Catherine Ryan, sp: Michael Fanning & ? Cormack
14 Nov 1874, Kill, Mary of ? Fanning & Ellen Ryan sp: James Ryan & Anastatia Fanning
3 Oct 1874, Bouladuff, Catherine of Kyran Walsh & Ann Dwyer, sp: Robert Whelan & Honora Fanning
18 Nov 1875, Killahagan, Ellen of Denis Kavanagh & Catherine Fanning, sp: John ? Kavanagh & Mary Fanning
13 Sept 1877, Kill, ??? of Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan, sp: William Fanning & Eamy Flinn * priest’s note: married Catherine Loughmoon 21 Dec 1908 LIverpool.
20 Feb 1878, Lissaroon, Honora of John Purcell & Emma Bourke, sp: Patrick Feehan & Honora Fanning
7 May 1878, Clonismillen, Mary of James Ryan & Catherine Ryan, sp: Thomas Fanning & Bridget Ryan
16 Nov 1878, Ballinlonty, William Of James Talbot & Ellen Bannon, sp: Michael Bourke & Joanna Fanning
26 Apr 1879, Lissaroon, James of William Ryan & Jane Ryan, sp: William Meagher & Bridget Fanning
27 Apr 1879, Rathleasty, Bridget of Edward Ryan & Johanna Corrigan, sp: James Neil & Anastatia Fanning
11 Jan 1880, Ballinlonty, Mary Catherine of James Hoare & Anastatia Fanning, sp: Patrick Fanning & Johanna Fanning
17 Oct 1880, Kill, John of William Fanning, farmer, & Amy Flinn, sp: James Fanning & Ellen McGrath & Margaret Russell, twin of Margaret
17 Oct 1880, Kill, Margaret of William Fanning & Annie Flinn, sp: Patrick Fogarty & Johanna Ryan.
Places in Drom & Inch Civil Parish: Ardkeen, Brookley Clonbrassil, Clonismullen, Drom, Graigue, Killahagan, Kilvilcorris,Knockagh Larha, North Larha, South Rathleasty, Rorardstown, Lower Rorardstown, Upper Annfield, Ballypatrick, Bouladuff, Clehile, Clon Beg, Clon More, Cottage, Dovea, Lower Dovea Upper, Goldengrove, Illananummera, Inch, Liscreagh, Lissaroon, Magherareagh, Monroe, Mount Catherine, Pallashill, Pollagh, Barnane, Aughnaheela, Aughvolyshane, Ballydaff, Ballynahow, Ballyroan, Borrisland, North Borrisland, South Borrisoleigh town, Cappanilly, Carrigeen, Castlehill, Castlequarter, Cloghinch, Coolataggle, Coolaun, Coolcormack, Coolderry, Cooleen, Cottage, Cronavone, Cullahill, Currabaha, Curraghcarroll, Curraghfurnisha, Curraghglass, Curraghgraigue, Curraghkeal, Curraghleigh, Curraghnaboola, Dogstown, Drumgill, Drumtarsna, Fantane North, Fantane South, Garrane, Garrangrena, Lower Garrangrena, Upper Glenbreedy, Glenkeen, Glennanoge, Glennariesk, Glentane, Gortalough, Gortaniddan, Gorteennabarna, Gorteeny, Gortnaboley, Gortnacran Beg, Gortnacran More, Grangelough, Grangeroe, Kileroe, Kilfithmone, Killamoyne, Knockakelly, Knockanevin, Knockannabinna Knockanora, Knockbrack, Knockdunnee, Knockinure, Knocknaharney, Knockshearoon, Knockwilliam, Lismakeeve, Liss, Moankeenane, Mountgeorge, Paddock, Pallas Lower, Pallas Upper, Rathcardan, Rathmoy, Rosnamulteeny, Rusheen Beg, Rusheen More, Shanballycleary, Springfield, Summerhill, Ballinlonty, Coolgort, Fishmoyne, Kilfithmone, Killoskehan
These marriage records are from the Catholic Parish registers now online, free, at the National Library of Ireland site.
For Drom and Inch at The National Library of Ireland online site there are marriage records from 5 May 1827 to 16 Oct 1880.
Rootsireland has earlier marriage records for this parish. For Drom and Inch they have marriage records from 1807 to 1880. I have included these records from Rootsireland from 1807 to 1827.
The Drom Catholic marriage registers are unusual in that a lot of the time the priest wrote the address in the margin and the entries are easy to read. The most frustrating aspect of the Irish parish marriage records of this time is that the parents’ names were not entered.
Marriages took place usually in the bride’s townland, so this address would be her family’s. These records are of use in finding female Fannings but of course the males were married in the woman’s townland so they are harder to track.
Often “House” was written in the margin. I am assuming this is because the marriage ceremony took place in their house rather than a chapel or church but I may be wrong. Let me know otherwise.
I am also including any marriages where a Fanning or Fannen or Fannon was a witness.
My Fanning ancestors came from Lissaroon and there was only one Fanning family in Lisaroon as far as I know. Lisaroon was/is a townland of 296 acres near Thurles. In Grifiths Valuations there are 31 entries for Lissaroon.
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4 Feb 1809, James Doherty & Judith Fanning wit: John Doherty & Edmond Fanning
1 Mar 1810, John Fanning & Mary Purcell wit: James Peters & Michael Fanning
20 Feb 1813, Patrick Naughton & Mary Fanning wit: Michael Fanning & Mrs Fanning
19 Feb 1814, John Dwyer & Judith Peters wit: Michael Fanning & Michael Dunne
8 Jan 1815, William Connors & Anastasia (Anstice) Fanning wit: Edmond Fanning & Tim Connors
20 Feb 1816, Michael Ryan & Catherine Cahill wit: Daniel Fanning & Joseph Fanning
24 Jan 1818, Thomas Cormack & Mary Gleeson wit: John Cormack & William Fanning
6 Feb 1826, Daniel Tierney & Margaret Tynan wit: John Fanning & Patrick Purcell
30 Jan 1827, John Fanning & Margaret Russell, wit: William Russell & William Purcell
3 Mar 1827, Joseph of Edmund (Ned) Fanning & Catherine Fahy sp: Cath Doherty & John Maher
25 Sept 1830, John Fanning (Thurles) & Johanna Mara wit: Patrick Fanning & Johanna Carroll
25 June 1833, John Gleeson & Catherine Fanning wit: Honora Maher & Margaret Stapleton.
April 15 1833, Thomas Doherty and Catherine Fanning wit: James Russell.
Jan 24 1835, Lissaroon, Thomas Eviston & Mary Fanning wit: Rev J. Ryan & Martin Eviston.
Feb 18 1835, Drom, William Rahill & Mary Fanning wit: Pat Fogarty & James Fanning.
Feb 4 1838, John Bourke & Mary Fanning wit: Edmond Hunt & Mary Fanning.
Feb 4 1838, John Bourke & Mary Doyle wit: Martin Fanning & Mary Purcell.
*22 Feb 1838, Lissaroon, Daniel Morrissey & Catherine Fanning wit: Thomas Cormack & Cath Fanning.
5 Feb 1839, House, Patrick Fanning & Eliza Miller wit: Michael Doolan & Mary Glascock.
30 Jan 1839, Timothy Carroll & Bridget Cormack wit: Barnaby Banon & Judy Fanning.
10 Feb 1839, Killahagan, John Fogarty & Ellen Fanning wit: Kyron Campion & Ellen Nockton?.
Feb 7 1841, Patrick Grant & Mary Fanning wit: James Cooney & Thomas Doherty.
Jan 19 1841, Michael Mitchell & Johanna Fanning wit: James Max ? & Ellen Gleeson.
Feb 2 1841, Joseph Fanning & Mary Long Wit: James Bourke & Bridget Ryan.
6 Feb 1842, Martin Eviston & Johanna Fanning wit: John Cormack & Bridget Bourke.
6 Feb 1842, James Fanning & Anne Bourke wit: James Fanning & Judy McDonnell.
Sept 16 1844, House, William Loughman & Bridget Ryan, wit: Joseph Fanning & Judy Fogarty.
Jan 22 1845, House, John Moroney & Ellen Fanning wit: Phill Carroll & Mary Cahill.
Jan 30 1845, Lissaroon, Pat Ryan & Catherine Cormack Wit: Thomas Eviston & Judy Fanning & John Cormack.
19 Feb 1846, Lissaroon, John Fanning & Bridget Purcell wit: John Toohy & Johanna Purcell.
14 Feb 1847, Killahagan, Thomas Fanning & Winifred Carroll wit: John Norton & Margaret Purcell.
10 Mar 1848, House, Thomas Stapleton & Mary Cormack wit: Edmund Cormack & Johanna Fanning.
7 Mar 1848, Killahagan, William Kennedy & Johanna Fanning wit: Michael Dempsey & Bridget Purcill.
Feb 11 1850, Lissaroon, William Connell & Johanna Fanning wit: Michael Duggan & Margaret Hayes.
24 Jan 1856, Ballypatrick, James Connelly & Catherine Singer wit: Thomas Fanning & Judy Harrington.
21 Feb 1857, Annfield, James Houlahan & Catherine Fanning, wit: William Purcell & Johanna Kelly. Dispensation in 3 & 4 cons.
12 Feb 1861, Kill, Michael Magrath & Mary Fanning wit: Matt Staplton & Margaret Evistone.
Nov 1866, Killahagan, Thomas Cooney & Bridget Carroll wit: Michael Collins & Catherine Fanning.
20 Feb 1868, Kill, Daniel Bourke & Catherine Fanning wit: Patrick Fogarty & Margaret Eviston.
25 Feb 1868, Clonismullen, Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan wit: James Fanning & Mary Quinlan.
Feb 27 1870, Clonbeg, Cornelius Duan & Bridget Costello wit: John Fanning & Anastasia Costello.
7 Feb 1875, Killahagan, Denis Kavanagh & Catherine Fanning wit: John Kavanagh & Kate Grady.
Feb 13 1876, Rathleasly?, John Shelly & Mary Ryan wit: John Nesbit & Margaret Fanning.
28 Feb 1876, Branstown?, Jeofery Fanning & Eliza Coffee wit: Thomas Ryan & Bridget Kearns
28 Feb 1877, Kill, Michael Bourke and Margaret Fanning wit: Laurence Butler & Ellen McGrath
June 12 1877, Lissaroon, Patrick Mullany & Ellen Ryan wit: John Mullany & Honora Fanning.
Feb 10 1879, Ballinlonty, James Hoar & Anastasia Fanning wit: Phillip Egan & Johanna Fanning.
*18 June 1879, Lisaroon, Edward Deavy & Hanoria Fanning wit: Michael Campion & Bridget Fanning.
Catherine was the daughter of William Fannin and Hanera Cormack or Macormack. She would have been born and raised at Lissaroon.
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. Comparing this list with Griffiths Valuation it seems that Kill was an abbreviation used for the townland of Kilkillahara.
In Griffiths Valuation there is a Daniel Morrissey (spelled Morrissy) living in Kilkillahara in West Loughmore who may well be the husband of Catherine Morrissey nee Fanning:
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.
The story begins with Kate Fanning who married Michael Brolan, “Mick the tailor”, in Manhattan New York on 24 Oct 1909. Michael was from the townland of Lissaroon in Co Tipperary Ireland.
Katie arrived on the Coronia from Queenstown on 22 Sept 1909 and was 26 years old. They would have known each other and their families as they lived close to each other in Co Tipperary.
Michael was born on the 5th March 1875. His parents were Patrick Michael Brolan and Mary Banan. He had two uncles already in New York: Patrick Brolan who was in the US in 1850 and James Bannon who emigrated around 1869. His brother Patrick Michael born1880 arrived about 1900 and a sister, Agnes, in 1909.
I have been told by a Brolan descendant that Mick and his brother Patrick left Ireland because of their involvement in anti-British politics and that there was an incident on a bridge that led to them leaving.
The Brolans from Lissaroon are buried in Calvary Cemetery Queens New York across from the Fenian monument.
In Ireland there are quite a few Brolans buried in Inch Old Cemetery Magherareagh, Bouladuff Co Tipperary. The following Brolan headstone is from Historicgraves which gives GPS coordinates for this cemetery..
Erected By PATRICK BROLAN Lisaroon.
In Memory Of His Father MICHAEL
Who Died 14TH Oct 1882 Aged 75
His Mother AGNES Died 3RD March 1891 Aged 84
His Beloved Wife MARY Died 28TH Aug 1924 Aged 85
And His Brother JOHN BROLAN Bouladuff
Died 27TH Jan 1897 Aged 52
His Wife JULIA Died 31ST Dec 1892 Aged 48
Their Daughter MARY Died 16TH June 1897
And Their Baby Who Died Young
PRAY FOR THE SOUL
Of The Above PATERICK BROLAN
Died 10TH March 1929
JAMES BROLAN Died Dec 1963
His Wife BRIDGET Died Feb 1951
His Sister MARY Died Nov 1964
SHEILA GLEESON (nee BROLAN)
Died 22ND June 1980
(Interred In Lisboney Nenagh)
R. I. P.
I have also recently discovered that two of Mick the tailor Brolan’s uncles and one aunt emigrated to my home town of Melbourne. A Michael and an Anne Brolan came out in Nov 1868 on the “Conflict”. Michael and James Brolan were also tailors. His aunt Anne married John Greaney in Melbourne and had a family. James was married but seems had no children. Michael was married twice and quite possibly has descendants still living in Australia. On Victorian death records their father is Michael Brolan and mother Agnes Cormac.
There was also an extensive Brolan family ( Dennis, William, John, Patrick and Bridget Brolan) living in Queensland, descendants of a William Brolan and Bridget McCarthy from Quarry St Thurles Co Tipperary. They came out before 1888. A good chance they are also related.
Back to the story of Kate Brolan nee Fanning.
Kate sailed from Queenstown (Cobh) to New York on the Coronia in 1909.
William Bannon parents were John Bannan and Mary Fanning. Mary came from Lissaroon. It is possible Kate and William were cousins.
I have been told by a Brolan descendant that Kate’s family came from Lissaroon which is where my Fanning ancestors came from.
I have been trying to find out how Kate is related to William Fannin and Sarah Ryan of Lissaroon.
It is possible that the Fannings and Brolans are related by marriage going back. Michael Brolan was married to Agatha Cormac around 1840 and earlier about 1806 William Fannin married Honora McCormack. The Cormack or McCormack family was one of the main families living in the small townland of Lissaroon. I am looking to see if I can find out if Honoria was Agatha’s aunt.
Kate’s parents were James Fanning and Alice Long. They were married in Holycross Parish in Ballycahill Catholic Church on Feb 20th 1873. Martin Eviston and Mary Long were witnesses.
James was a farmer from Kill in Drom Parish and his father was John Fanning, also a farmer. Alice’s father was William Long and a farmer from Barracurra which close to Lissaroon.
The children of James Fanning and Alice Long were all baptised in Holycross Parish. James and Alice lived at Barracurra.
The children of James Fanning and Alice Long were:
Margaret baptised June 18, 1874. Her godparents were John Ryan and Margaret Fanning.
Then came Kate, baptised as Catherine, on 14th Nov 1875. Her sponsors were William Fanning and Alice Long.
After Catherine in 1877 John was born. He was baptised on 10th May 1877 and sponsors for him were Joseph Fanning and Ellen McGrath.
Mary Fanning was born in 1879 and baptised on the 18th of Oct in that year. Bridget Long and Mary Fanning were sponsors.
Then in 1882 Alice Fanning was born. Her sponsors were John and Joanna Banon. She was baptised on Feb 17th 1882.
William Fanning was born 14th July 1884 and baptised on 28th July.
The informant for all their births was Mary Darmody, except in the case of Mary. Honoria Mulcahy, an Ursuline nun, Sister Mary Baptist, was the informant for her birth.
In the 1901 and 1911 Census records James and his family are living at Barracurra where Alice came from. In 1901 his age is given as 58 which would mean he was born about 1843 but in the 1911 Census his age is 72 which would make his birth about 1839.
Alice Fanning died age 67, on 28 April 1912 at Barracurra. Her husband James died three years later on Dec 30, 1915 age 68.
Now comes the hard part, identifying the parents of James Fanning, Kate’s grandparents. On the marriage record for James Fanning and Alice Long his address is given as Kill. This is an abbreviation.
Tipperary Family History Research found only one baptism about 1840 for a James Fanning from Drom with the address as “Kill”. He was born in the Parish of Drom June 3 1838. His parents were John Fanning and Margaret Russell. Their address is was given as Kile. His godparents were Bridget and Pat Mahony.
There were also Fannings living in the townland of Killahagan in Drom Parish but TFHR did not find a baptism there for James Fanning born c 1840. Living there were Thomas, John senior and John jnr Fannon. On the above map you can see that the two townlands, Kilvilcorris and Killahagan are next to each other.
John Fanning and Margaret Russell were married in 1827 in Drom Parish Co Tipperary. I am waiting for TFHR to send me their marriage record which hopefully will have John’s father’s name and maybe an address. Unfortunately their marriage record has no parents or address! They were married in Drom Parish on Jan 30 1827 and William Russell and William Purcell were witnesses.
The Tithe Applotment Books are now online at the National Archives site.
In 1825 in the townland of Kilvacorus there is a John Fanning with 15 acres and a Edm Fanning senior with 11 acres and a Edm Fanning junior with 11 acres also. These are most likely John’s father and brother.
I have had all this information in a folder and have not added it to any family trees as I am not absolutely sure that the parents of James Fanning are John Fanning and Margaret Russell and how they are related to my Fanning ancestors. I am posting all I have in the hope someone may be able to confirm or otherwise or add to what I have. Nothing much will happen if it all stays in the folder!
I am at the stage in my research of the Fanning family in Co Tipp where I have exhausted all the sources I can online and all the new information and stories and photos come from readers contacting me, which I love.
The children of Margaret Russell and John Fanning of Kilvilcorris, all born in the parish of Drom, were:
Edward Fanning baptised Jan 18 1828 , address Kile. Sponsors were James Fanning and Cath Russell.
William Fanning baptised 29 March 1831. Address given as Kille. Sponsors were Joe Fanning and Mary Donovan. William married Emma Flynn. Laurence and Margaret Fanning are listed as their children in the 1901 Census. I have a marriage record for them from familysearch.org for 16 Oct 1880 Kill Drom. She is listed as Amy Flynn Fanning. On the 1901 Census her name is written as Anny Fanning.
Catherine Fanning baptised 28 July 1833. Address Kille. Sponsors were Thomas Doherty and Mary Fanning.
James Fanning baptised June 3 1838. Address Kile. Sponsors Pat and Bridget Mahony.
Joseph Fanning baptised July 12 1840. Address Kile. Sponsor was Ellen Gleeson.
Margaret Fanning baptised June 28 1842. Address Drom. Sponsors Edm Fanning and Mary Russell.
Johanna Fanning baptised Jan 1 1845. Address Kill. Sponsors were Michael Ryan and Mary Fanning.
This information on the Fannings at Killvilcorris is from Griffiths Valuation about 1850:
John Fanning Poor Law Union of Thurles, Parish of Drom, Townland of Drom. Map reference 8. Street Number 37A. House,Office and garden: 31 perches, net annual value of land: 3 shillings, net annual value of buildings: 6 pounds 15 shillings. Mar 1850.
Joseph Fanning Poor Law Union of Thurles, Parish of Drom, Townland of Drom. Street no 50A. House, offices, and land: 26 acres 2 roods 22 perches, net annual value of land: 27 pounds 16 shillings, net annual value of buildings 4 pounds 1 shilling.
No 50B is leased by Joseph Fanning to Judith Harris and consists of a house with a net annual value of 14 shillings. Map reference 45. Mar 1850.
The entries for Fanning in the 1901 and 1911 Census for the townland of Kilvilcorris are below:
In the 1911 Census there is no house No 12 or other Fannings living in Kilvilcorris other than those at No 6.
John and Margaret Fanning nee Russell and other family members are buried in the New Drom Cemetery in Co Tipperary. The gravestone has been transcribed but is very hard to read.
Erected to the memory of John Fanning of Kilvacorus who died Aug 15 1873 aged 31, also in memory of Margaret MaGrath. John Fanning died Aug 20 1876 aged 90 years. Also his wife and Margaret Russell who died June 15 1882 aged 86.
The gravestone inscription record from Irish Family History Foundation has John’s age as 90 and date of death as 20 August 1876.
This side has been transcribed as “And their son William who died March 10 1903? aged 70 ?years also his son John who died April ?? aged? also Laurence Fanning died June 19?? aged 50 years inserted by his mother. It is so hard to read that some of the above may be guesses.
The Civil death records show:
John Fanning of Kill died age 36 on 15 August 1873. The informant being William Fanning of Kill.
John Fanning of Drom died 23 July 1875, aged 23. Informant was Mary Fanning.
John Fanning of Drom in the Parish of Templemore died Dec 7, 1876 aged 84.
John Fanning the son of William died age 18 on 25 Feb 1899.
William who was Katie Fanning’s uncle died March 13 1901 of influenza. He was 70. His wife is listed as Anny Fanning.
This is as far as I can go with my quest to find how Katie is related to William Fannin and Sarah Ryan of Lissaroon.
From the Tithe Applotment Book it looks like an Edmond Fanning was the father of John Fanning who married Margaret Russell. I was told the Fannins came to Lissaroon about 1741. William Fannin was born about 1731, so he was about ten years old. Edward Fannin senior on the Kilvacorrus Tithe Applotment page could be his brother which would mean that Lisaroon was his home.
I have been told by a Brolan descendant that in Ballycahill Cemetery there is a Darmody grave which also has two of Kate Brolan nee Fanning’s siblings buried there as well.
Another highlight of my stay in Co Tipperary was meeting Fanning relatives and visiting Lissaroon. We were taken there by my fourth cousin Delia, her husband Timmy and son Willie. We were also shown around Ballycahill Cemetery and Church, Loughmore Cemetery and various other related Fanning sites around Thurles as well as calling in on the Lisdonowley Fanning family.
There are photos of Lissaroon and more information and stories in the post “Lisaroon the Home of William and Sarah Fannin“ These are some photos of the back of Lissaroon which I don’t think I have already posted.
Lissaroon is a townland just north of Thurles in Co Tipperary North. This property is the earliest Fanning site I have been able to find. It was I have been told settled by Fannins in 1741. I don’t as yet know where they moved from. I was told they came from France which may mean Normandy and that they were an Anglo-Norman family.
There are records of William Fannin living there and he is buried in Ballycahill Cemetery. His birth date about 1731. His wife Sarah Ryan is also buried there as are many other member of their family. But William and Sarah are the earliest Fanning ancestors. Lissaroon was their home and property. They rented from the Trant Family of Dovea. Eventually with changes in the Land Acts the Fanning family came to own Lissaroon as freehold land. They were well off and prospered in the region. My cousins told me that all the other Fannings in the area can trace their roots to William and Sarah Fannin.
What struck me was the refinement in design of the fittings in the house dilapidated as it is. I was surprised as I expected a practical farmer’s house. The inside of the house is falling down which is a shame. But there is an elegant corner cupboard and original wooden table and chairs as well as the remains of a beautiful coloured marble fireplace. On the walls there are remanants of flowerey wallpaper. Some of the other walls were brightly painted. A lot of evidence of a feminine influence.
The house itself apparently had a portico with coloured glass like that at Dovea House.
I have seen quite a few photos of Lissaroon but actually being there was very different. It is quite close to the road and used for grazing cattle. No one has lived there since 1926. Unfortunately it is deteriorating.
It was fascinating hearing about the place from Willie who used to visit as a child. He said it was origianlly thatched and surrounded by a beautiful garden of fruit trees and flowers. He can remember picking the flowers. The trees had to be cut down as they had become dangerous.
A family called Meehan rented Lissaroon for a number of years. They wanted to get public housing and could only be eligible if their present dwelling was condemned. So they, much to the horror of the Fannings, had Lissaroon condemned. It took a lot of calling in of favours to have it reinstated and not pulled down.
William Fannin leased land at Lissaroon. He is the earliest Fanning ancestor I have been able to trace. The remains of his large house remain although they have not been lived in for years.
The Trants owned this land and much more in the area. Landedestates.ie describes the Trant holdings in their Landed Estates of Munster database:
“The Trants had originally held lands in the barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry but by the early 19th century were more associated with county Tipperary, residing at Dovea in that county. By the end of the 18th century they held land in counties Tipperary, Kildare, Limerick, Cork and Kerry and rentals for these estates are included in the Trant Papers. John F. Collis and Stephen E. Rice were agents at various times for the Trant estates. In 1813 John Trant sold his estate in the barony of Corkaguiny to Lord Ventry (D 27,862 NLI). The Trants had marriage connections with the Fitzgibbon family Earls of Clare, the Brooke family of Colesbrooke, county Fermanagh and Prittie family, Baron Dunalley. The Ordnance Survey Field Name Books indicate that William Trant was the proprietor of townlands in the parish of Dingle, county Kerry, in the 1840s. William Henry Trant held land in the parishes of Killeenagarriff and Stradbally, (Druminboy), barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation the estate of John Trant was in the parishes of Ballycahill, Inch, Loughmoe West and Thurles, barony of Eliogarty, county Tipperary. In the 1870s the Trants owned 2,970 acres in county Tipperary.”
One of the mansions the Trants owned in Co Tipperary was Dovea House. This was the “Big House” for the Fannings and where they would have paid their rent.
Dovea, a house built circa 1830s and occupied by J. Trant in 1837. John Trant held the property in fee at the time of Griffith’s Valuation when the buildings were valued at £79+.
John Grant Esq owned all of the townland of Lissaroon and there were no leases in 1845.
This house was still in the possession of the Trant family at the beginning of the 1940s but by the time of the Irish Tourist Association Survey had been bought by Ballduff Co Operative, Thurles, who had plans to turn it into a model farm. It is now the headquarters of Dovea Genetics.
The Trants also owned a house at Kilrush. John Ellis was occupying a house valued at 14 pounds in Kilrush at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. He held the property from John Trant.
This John Ellis was murdered and the Cormack brothers were falsely accused of his murder and publicly hung in Nenagh. They are now buried in Loughmore Cemetery.
The following report details the descendants to five generations of William Fannin (1731-1802) & Sarah Ryan (1742-1817) of Lissaroon Co Tipperary Ireland. Both are buried in Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary. William and Sarah Fannin are the earliest Fanning ancestors I have been able to trace so far.