Cornelius Gormley was married to Ann McDermott and they both came from Co Roscommon. They emigrated with their children in 1853 and settled near Gladstone in NSW. One of their daughters, Ellen, married John Henry Fanning. She was the daughter- in- law of my gggrandfather, William Patrick Fanning, who came out to the colony of Victoria in 1841.
I have two names of places of origin for Cornelius Gormley and his wife Anne and their children. They come from the passenger list for the Ellenborough 1853. I thought Ann was born in Mantea but I cannot find any place like this. The closest is Mantuar. On this list Connor and his children are listed as coming from what looks like Ogullary. Again the closest to this I can find at this stage is Ogulla which is 19 kms from Mantuar. I also have Cornelius’s wife’s surname as MacDermid. In Griffith’s Valuations there are no MacDermids but 850 entries in Co Roscommon for McDermott! So I am going with that.
On this map of the Civil Parishes of Co Roscommon Ogulla is 47 and Kilcolagh, where Mantuar is situated, is 26. They are about 19 kms from each other
These photos of Thurles in Co Tipperary were taken by Robert French between 1870 and 1910. They are part of the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin. The National Library’s complete collection of Digital Photographs can be found here. You can use the search box to find particular areas in all the collections.
The Fanning families lived around and in Thurles. My direct ancestors were all baptised in Thurles Parish.
These recent photos of Fanning and Fannin graves were taken in June 2011 at Ballycahill Cemetery which is close to Thurles city in North Tipperary.
Tipperary Studies has many Graveyard transcriptions on their site and they are adding more. They have Ballycahill Cemetery transcriptions. They also have a lot of other interesting genealogical documents.
Tipperary Studies in Thurles Library has just added a list of Ballycahill Cemetery gravestone inscriptions. They have a growing number of Tipperary cemetery inscriptions as well as other family history sources on their site.
Hanoria (Nora) Fanning was married to Edmund Deavy 18 June 1879 in Thurles Parish. His father was Patrick Deavy and mother was Anne Campion. He was born in Derry Rathdowney Co Laois in 1846. He and Hanoria had three children, two were girls and not sure about the gender of the third. Anna Maria Deavy was baptised 10 May 1880 in Rathdowney. Her godparents were Michael Campion and Bridget Fanning. All of these children are said to have emigrated to America. Edmund remarried Mary Ryan in 10 Feb 1887 in Galmoy Parish Co Kilkenny and they had a daughter Johanna born about 1889. Edmund died before 1901.
The sister of my ggggrandfather William Patrick Fanning “Big Bill” is buried in the church cemetery of St Mary’s with others of her family. Her married name was Sarah Sheehan. There is more on Sarah in this post “Sheehans of Quarry St Thurles Co Tipperary“.
The Catholic Church at Inch would have been the church of the Fanning family. It was built on a slope, the bell tower has been put on the Church recently when it was done up. But when it was originally built the “supppression orders” were in place, so the Church had to hidden from the British as they were not allowed to build churches. The Bell Tower was on the ground next to the Church – to keep it hidden. Now it is on the top of the Church.
“Sunnyside” was the original homestead of William Patrick Fanning and his wife Catherine Hayes who emigrated from Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland to Victoria on the Enmore in 1841. They spent some time at Werribee before settling at Bulla which is north of Melbourne.