Holycross & Ballycahill Fanning Baptism Records Co Tipperary 1835-1909

Fanning baptisms in the Catholic Parish of Holycross & Ballycahill Co Tipperary Ireland 1835- 1909. Also some civil birth records.


Holycross & Ballycahill Catholic Parish Co Tipperary

The Catholic Parish records on nli online go from 1835 to 1878. The Civil records for births, deaths and marriages start at 1864 so from then you should be able to find two records. Civil records are online and free at irishgenealogy.ie  Births up till 1916.

The most notable Fanning families and connections were between the Tuohy and McGraths and Long and Fanning women in Grange. Don’t as yet know if there is any connection between these Fanning women and Lissaroon.

I will follow this up as I seem to remember that they emigrated en mass and there is a web site researching all these families from here and Upperchurch who went to America permanently. Given that they all had young families and babies during the famine years it is no wonder they chose to leave and start anew in America.

Thomas Long & Catherine Fanning arrived in USA in 1852 via Canada with their children and settled in Fabius. Have a look at McGrath search.com and Upperchurch Arrivals which has information on Thomas Long and his family. Neighbours in Ireland by Michael McGraw, Austin, Texas and Clare Tuohy, Dublin, Ireland is well worth reading. Extremely well researched and fascinating. New material added.

Here are a few extracts from this site:
“Fanning (Fanning siblings and cousins) – Grange – All to New Orleans, LA

Bridget Fanning = Patrick McGrath

Thomas Fanning = Bridget Purcell

Amy Fanning = Patrick Ryan

Margaret Fanning

Honora Fanning = Patrick Purcell
Other McGraths

Patrick McGrath = Bridget Fanning
– to New Orleans, LA”

Thomas Long = Catherine Fanning (Grange) – to Tully, Cortland Co., NY via Canada
Tuohy (brothers) – Grange – remained in Ireland

William Tuohy = Mary Fanning

Patrick Tuohy = Bridget Fanning

James Tuohy = Amy Fanning

Patrick Tuohy (son of William Tuohy and Mary Fanning) – to Norwich, Chenango
Co., NY about 1874.”

“Four of the former occupants of Glenreaghmore immigrated to the U.S. Patt
Davorn left for Norwich, NY in early 1849. Malachy Ryan left about the same time and
settled in Troy, NY. Thomas Fanning left for New Orleans from Liverpool, England on
June 26, 1849.”

There is a lot more very detailed information on the Fanning families in Grange on this site.

In the Parish of Upperchurch I only found two Baptism records for Fanning families:

3 May 1834, John of John Fanning & Julian Ryan sp: Patrick & Mary Ryan

1 Dec 1846, Richard of James Fanning & Johanna Fitzgerald sp: Edmond Fitzgerald & Mary Fitzgerald

Priest’s writing and idiosyncratic spelling a challenge. But the big plus is that the address is given! Layer on in about the 1870s the priest has added the marriage details of the child being baptised. He must have taken a real interest in his parishioners and followed what happened to them. He only entered these details for some records not all by any means. Some marriages were in England, USA and Australia and Ireland. The only down side to the entries around this time is that blank pages and marriage details on extra paper at times obscures the entries.

In 1848 the number of births decreases noticeably, the famine had well and truly hit. Although the biggest drop in baptisms was in 1863.

If you are on a PC you can search these records using Control + F

1 Aug 1835, Bridget of Patrick Fanning and Judy Maher sp: John Ryan & Anto Maher

28 Aug 1835, Mary of William Molony & Mary Murry, Boula, sp: Ellen Fanning

23 Sept 1835, Patrick of William Tuohy and Mary? Fanning, Grange, sp: Patrick McGrath & Honora Fanning

20 April 1836, Nancy of William Fanning & Mary Cronin sp: Patrick Fanning & Judith Cronan

30 Oct 1836, William of William Till and Anne Couleblack  sp: Edmond Ryan & Honora Fanning

13 Nov 1836, James of William McGrath & Mary Tynan sp: Michael Fanning & _____Fanning

27 Nov 1836, Margaret of Patrick McGrath & Bridget Fanning sp: William Tuohy & Honora Ryan

1 Dec 1836, James of Patrick Tuohy and Bridget Fanning sp: Thomas Fanning & Honoria Ryan

9 Apr 1837, Catherine of Patrick Fannan and Johanna Maher sp: Margaret Meagher

10 Sept 1837, Judith of John Coleman & Margaret Keating sp: Patrick Tuohy & Bridget Fanning

8 Oct 1837, Margaret of William Tuohy & Mary Fanning sp: Thomas Long & Bridget Fanning

13 Dec 1837, Mary of William Fanin & Mary Cronan sp: James Long & Catherine Fanen

1 June 1838, Catherine of William Tell or Fell & Nancy Coalblack, Glenreigh, sp: Thomas Fanning & Honora Fanning, 

5 Nov 1838, Patrick of Patrick Tuohy & Bridget Fanning sp: Patrick McGrath & Mary Gleeson

21 Nov 1838, Philip of Patrick McGrath & Bridget Fanin sp: Patrick Tuohy & Bridget McGrath

7 May 1839, Margaret of Michael Nolan & Mary Costelloe sp: John Tuohy & Honora Fanning

12 May 1839, Margaret of Patrick Fanning and Catherine Corbett sp: Nora Semple

13 June 1839, Richard of Thomas Long & Catherine Fanan sp: Cornelius Long & Bridget Fanan

20 Feb 1840, Denis of Denis Corcoran & Judith Fannin, Clareen  sp: Ellen Fannin,

8 Mar 1840, Margaret of Andrew Carrol & Margaret Finon? Pallis? sp: John Ryan & Margaret McGrath

22 Nov 1840, Michael of Patrick Tuohy & Bridget Fanning Grange sp Rev John Molony & Michael Fanning

5 Dec 1840, Judith of Thomas Meagher & Margaret Shortall, Glanreigh, sp: Thomas Gleeson & Honora Fanin,

15 Feb 1841, Richard of Patrick McGrath & Bridget Fanning, Grange sp: Martin Ryan & Honora Fanning

21 Feb 1841, Mary of Thomas Long & Catherine Fanning, Grange sp: Thomas Fanning & Mary Ryan

29 June 1841, Eliza of William Hayes & Mary Fanning, Clareen, sp John Ryan & Johanna Commons?

30 Aug 1841, Laurence of Cornelius Long & Catherine Doyle, sp: Thomas Doyle & Cath Fanning

25 Jan 1842, Mary of Michael Nowlan & Mary Costello, Grange, sp: Thomas Nowlan & Honora Fanning

20 Apr 1842, James of Denis Corcoran & Judy Fannin, Clareen, sp Darby Carr & Ally Bourke

29 July 1842, Catherine of William Fanning & Mary Cronan, Glanreigh,sp: Edmond Cronin & Judith Fanning

1 Nov 1842, John of Michael Davern & Mary Fanning, Grange, sp: Thomas Fanning & Mary Fanning

27 Jan 1843, Mary of Patrick Tuohy & Bridget Fanning, Grange, sp: John Bourke & Bridget Tuohy

10 June 1843, Patrick of Thomas Long & Catherine Fanning, Grange,sp: William Tuohy & Honora Fanning

19 Aug 1843, Thomas of Patrick McGrath & Bridget Fanning, Grange, sp: Rev John Burk & Bridget Fanning

2 Aug 1844, Margaret of John Coleman & Margaret ?, Lisngh?, sp: John Tuohy & Honora Fanning

29 Oct 1844, Mary of Michael Davern & Mary Fanning, Glanreigh, sp: John Davern & Margaret Fanning

5 Nov 1844, Joseph of Patrick Tuohy & Bridget Fanning Grange, Mrs Fanning & Thomas Fanning

13 April 1845, Catherine of James Dwyer & Catherine Fanning, Grange, sp: Michael Carrol & Catherine Fanning

26 June 1845, John of Denis Corcoran & Judith Fanning, Clareen. sp: Denis Corcoran & Margaret Corcoran

9 July 1845, Laurence of Thomas Long & Catherine Fanning, Grange, sp:Patrick McGrath & Bridget Fanning

13 July 1845, Mary of Patrick McGrath & Bridget Fanning, Grange,sp: Philip McGrath & Mrs William Tuohy

28 Aug 1845, Judith of Patrick Dempsey & Margaret McGrath, Ballinahow, sp: Thomas Fanning & Catherine Dempsey

11 Jan 1846, John of John Cooney and Mary Maher, Grange sp: Thomas & Anastasia Fanning

7 Aug 1846, Francis of Patrick Tuohy & Bridget Fanning, Grange, sp: John Tuohey & Hanora Fanning

27 Nov 1846, Richard of Thomas Fanning & Bridget Purcel, Grange,sp: Patrick Purcel & Bridget Tuohy

15 Feb 1847, Thady of James Costelloe & Mary Molony, Boula, sp: Patrick Mullony & Ellen Fanning

16 Jul 1847, Margaret of John Kennedy & Mary Gleeson, Glenreigh, sp: Philip Gleeson & Mary Fanning

21 Aug 1847, Patrick of Patrick McGrath & Bridget Fanning, Grange, sp: Patrick Purcel & Bridget Tuohy

5 Oct 1847, Thomas of Thomas Long & Catherine Fanning, Grange, sp: Patrick Long & Aimy? Fanning

2 Dec 1847, Daniel Dwyer & Mary Carrol, Tubrid, sp: John Fanning & Mary Carrol

2 Sept 1848, Ellen of Michael Nolan & Mary Costello, Grange, sp: John Tuohy & Emy Fanning

1 Jan 1849, Margaret of Thomas Fanning & Bridget Purcell sp: John Tuohy & Margaret Maher

16 Jan 1849, William of Patrick Purcel & Hanora Fanning, Grange, sp: Thomas Fanning & Ellen Purcel

11 April 1849, Judith of James Ryan & Judith Doyle, Cormackstown, sp: Thomas Fanning & Catherine Burke

10 Aug 1851, Mary of Garet? Fitzgerald & Judy Hayden, Racannon, sp: John Mooney & Bridget Fanning

24 July 1853, Patrick of Garrett Fitzgerald & Jane Hayden, sp: Pat Brady & Anne Fanning

17 July 1858 or 1859, Mary of James Dempsey & Honora Burke sp: Thomas Fanning & Bridget Young

13 Aug 1859, Edmund of Patrick Cahill & Sarah Ryan sp: James Fanning & Margaret Armstrong

16 Feb 1861, Johanna of Michael Maher & Bridget Tuohy, sp: William Tuohy & Bridget Fanning

8 Aug 1865, Patrick of Thomas Brophy & Catherine Maher, sp: John Fanning & Margaret Ryan

18 Feb 1871, John of John Dwyer & Mary Connell, Glenreigh, sp: Patrick Cronin & Anne Fanning

2 Mar 1871, Patrick & John of Daniel Considine & Mary Donnelly, Glenbane, sp for Patrick: Cornelius Ryan & Mary Lahey, for John: Andrew Boyle & Margaret Fanning

28 Nov 1873, Bridget of Milo Bourke & Bridget Corbit, Cormackstown, sp: Edward Fanning & Margaret Dempsey

25 Jan 1874, Kate of Thomas Brophy & Catherine Maher, Cormackstown, sp: Edmund Fanning & Kate Hayes.

1 Jun 1874, Thomas of John Dwyer & Mary Connell, Glenreigh, sp: John Hayes & Mary Fanning

18 Jun 1874, Margaret of James Fanning & Alice Long, Barracurra, sp: John Ryan & Margaret Fanning Civil record has Mary Darmody as a sponsor.

3 Sept 1874, Margaret of John McGrath & Catherine Dempsey, Raheen, sp: Michael Hayes & Margaret Fanning

6 Jun 1875, Patrick Joseph Francis of James McCarthy & Mary Kelly, Glenbane, sp: Patrick Fanning & Mary McCarthy

14 Nov 1875, Catherine of James Fanning & Ally Long, Barracurra, sp: William Fanning & Mary Long. Civil record has Mary Darmody as a sponsor.

21 Dec 1875, Margaret of John Dwyer & Mary Connell, Glenreigh, sp: Michael Dwyer & Kate Fanning

10 May 1877, John of James Fanning & Alice Long, Barracurra, sp: Joseph Fanning & Ellen McGrath Civil record has Mary Darmody as a sponsor.

24 Feb 1878, Patrick James of John Phillips & Catherine Dunne, Ballycahill, sp: Laurence ? & Mary Fanning. Priest’s note: Patrick married in Rathdowney 19 Dec 1918 to A McCormack.

15 Mar 1878, William Patrick of Philip Whyte & Mary Quirke, Glenreigh, sp : Edmund Fanning & Ellen Whyte

3 Jun 1878,  John of Michael Bourke & Margaret Fanning, Ballycahill, sp: Laurence Butler & Ellen Bourke

27 Apr 1879, Timothy of Timothy Tynan & Honora Doyle sp: James Fanning & Agnes Bannon

18 Oct 1879, Mary of James Fanning & Alice Long, sp: Bridget Longard & Mary Fanning. Civil record has Honoria Mulcahy as a sponsor.

2 Dec 1880, Margaret M of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: Patrick Bannon & Catherine Fanning

3 Feb 1881, John of Patrick Currivan & Alice Considine sp: Daniel Currivan & Anne Fanning

5 Feb 1882, Patrick of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: Thomas Fanning & Mary Purcell

17 Feb 1882, Alice of James Fanning & Alice Long, sp: John Bannon & Johanna Bannon. Civil record has Mary Darmody as a sponsor.

28 Jul 1884, William of James Fanning, farmer & Alice Long, Barracurra sp: Mary Darmody; civil birth record; birth date 14 Jul 1884. Civil record has Mary Darmody as a sponsor.

14 Jan 1886, Michael of of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: Thomas Fanning & Rose Bannon

14 Nov 1886, John of Philip White & Mary Quirke, sp: William White & Mary Fanning

30 May 1887, Michael of Philip Carroll, farmer & Mary Fanning, Clohane, sp: father; civil birth record; birth date 24 May 1887

26 May 1887, Michael Jo of Philip Carroll & Mary Fanning, sp: Michael Carroll & Ellie Fanning

23 Jun 1887, Thomas of of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: William Fanning & Kate Fanning

15 Dec 1888, Catherine of of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: William Fanning & Honoria Fanning

25 Dec 1889, Mary of Philip White & Mary Quirke sp: John Fanning & Mary Dwyer

6 Jan 1890, Hugh of Barny Bannon & Mary Fogarty, sp: Hugh Bannon & Anne Fanning

12 Apr 1890, John of of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: William Ryan & Catherine Fanning

18 Jan 1892, Mary of of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: John Fanning & Margaret M Bannon

5 Jun 1892, Daniel of Patrick Currivan & Alice Considine sp: John Butler & Mary Fanning

16 Feb 1893, Johanna of of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: James Fanning & Ellen fanning

27 Mar 1894, Joseph of of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: Patrick Bannon & Sarah Fanning 

10 Apr 1895, Bridget of of John Bannon & Mary Fanning sp: John Maher & Mary Fanning

28 Jun 1899, John of John Fanning & Catherine Doyle, sp: Laurence Ryan & Mary Ryan

12 Jun 1900, James of John Fanning & Catherine Doyle of Glenreigh sp: James Doyle & Mary Dempsey. Civil record has Ellen Butler as a sponsor.

5 Aug 1901, Bridget of John Fanning & Catherine Doyle of Glenreigh Civil record

5 Mar 1903, James of John Fanning & Catherine Doyle of Glenreigh Civil Record

6 May 1909, Laurence of John Fanning & Catherine Doyle of Glenreigh Civil record


Drom & Inch Fanning Marriage Records Co Tipperary, 1807- 1880

Fanning marriage records for Drom & Inch Parish 1807-1880 Co Tipperary are listed in this post.

Drom & Inch Catholic Parish Co Tipperary Ireland

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.

If you are on a PC you can search these records using Control + F .On a Mac Command+ F

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

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. Civil marriage record: Daniel Bourke, farmer, from Clonmore, father Edmund, also a farmer. Catherine from Drom, father John Fanning farmer.

25 Feb 1868, Clonismullen, Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan wit: James Fanning & Mary Quinlan. Civil record: Thomas Fanning from Kill, farmer, father also Thomas Fanning, farmer. Ellen from Clonismullen, father, John Ryan, a farmer.

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. Civil record: Denis age 30 farmer from Knocka father also Denis. Catherine age 25 from Killahagan, father Thomas Fanning farmer. Wit: John Kavanagh, Kate Grady and Anastasia Fanning.

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. Civil record: Michael, age 35, from Ballycahill, father John Bourke. Margaret, age 27, from Drom, father John Fanning.

June 12 1877, Lissaroon, Patrick Mullany & Ellen Ryan wit: John Mullany & Honora Fanning. Civil record: RC Chapel of Inch.Patrick from Listonowley (Lisdanowley) Ellen from Lisaroon father James. wit: John Mullaney, William Ryan and Hanoria Fanning.

Feb 10 1879, Ballinlonty, James Hoar & Anastasia Fanning wit: Phillip Egan & Johanna M Fanning. Civil record: James age 30 from Ballinlonty, father Daniel. Anastasia age 24 from Drom father Joseph Fanning. RC Chapel Drom.

*18 June 1879, Lisaroon, Edward Deavy & Hanoria Fanning wit: Michael Campion & Bridget Fanning. Civil record: Edward age 29 from Derry father Patrick living. Hanora age 25 from Lisaroon father Michael Fanning dead. RC Chapel Drom.

Fanning and Darmody in Griffith’s Valuation of Co Tipperary Ireland 1850-1

Fanning & Darmody listings and details from Griffith’s Valuation published 1850-1 for Co Tipperary Ireland.

Fannings, Fannins  & Darmodys listed in Griffith’s Valuation

Griffith’s Valuation for all counties of Ireland can be searched at Ask About Ireland. It is a free site and you can look at the original documents.

Listed alphabetically by townland and all in North Riding, County Tipperary. The parishes are civil parishes. The dates I have given are the printing dates.

Michael Fanning poor Law Union of Thurles, Barony of Ikerrin, Parish of Templeree, Townland of Ballinlassa. Street No 6a. O.S. Sheet or Town Plan Ref 29. Map Ref 5. Michael Fanning’s name is bracketed with William Tracy 6b and Michael Brennan 5. Michael Brennan has land, William Fanning House and land and William Tracy has a house and land. The combined amount is 4 acres 3 roods 20 perches with a net annual value of 2 pounds 15 shillings. Value of the buildings was 15 shillings net annual value.

Margaret Fanning Poor Law Union of Thurles, Parish of Holycross and Townlandof Ballyvoneen. Street No 2e. House with annual net value of 6 shillings. Map ref 57. Mar 1850.

Patrick Fanning Poor Law Union of Thurles, Barony of Eliogarty, Parish of Thurles, Townland of Bawntamena. Street No 1. Land 6 acres, 2 roods, 12 perches net annual value of 9 pounds 16 shillings.

Martin Fanning Poor Law Union of Thurles, Barony of Eliogarty, Parish of Twomileborris, Townland of Blackcastle, Street No 3AB Map Ref 47. Land with Mrs Maher 28 acres 8 perches value 5 pounds 18 shillings combined. 3Aa is a house, office and garden, 1 acre 2 perches, value 11 shillings and value of building 3 shillings; rented to James Maher by Martin Fanning and Mrs Maher. Mar 1850.  Continue reading “Fanning and Darmody in Griffith’s Valuation of Co Tipperary Ireland 1850-1”

Fanning and Darmody in Slater’s Directory Co Tipperary Ireland 1846

Slater’s Directory for Co Tipperary Ireland in 1846 list a number of Fannings and Darmodys in various trades in Thurles.

Slaters Directory 1846 Thurles
Slaters Directory 1846 Thurles

Patrick Fanning is listed as a baker at Main St;
John Fanning as a leather seller in Main St ;
John Darmody was also a leather seller in Main St.
Under Public Houses are listed Edward Fanning at Pudding Lane, John Fanning at Main St and Patrick Fanning also at Main St.

Fanning Immigrants from Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland to America 1900-1921

Ellis Island records of Fannings from Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland arriving in America from 1900-1921.

These Fannings from Thurles are on the Ellis Island records

Bridget Fanning, from Thurles (spelt Tharles), arrived May 10 1900 on the “Oceanic”. Listed as labourer. Her final destination was New York where she had a brother living at 403 E.185th St. She had been in America before, looks like, 18 mths ago. She was 25 and single.

Katie Fanning, arrived 22 Sept 1909, age 26, a servant and single on the “Caronia” which departed from Queenstown Ireland. She had a brother living at 446 West 27th St New York. Her father was James Fanning of Ballycahill, Thurles. With her were three cousins:

Maggie Costelloe aged 21, her father was Jeremiah Costelloe of Moycarkey, Thurles.

Andrew Berkery, age 22, his mother was Margt Berkery of Lewagh Beg, Thurles.

William Bannon age 25. His father is listed as John Bannon of Ballycahill, Thurles. His mother was Mary Fanning from Clondoty, Loughmore.

Michael Fanning of Thurles, aged 33, arrived on the “Majestic” on Oct 3 1901. He had a brother Martin Fanning living at 4645 South Halisles?? St Chicago. He had been in America before in 1893 for 9 mths. Listed as a farmer. Departed from Queenstown, Ireland.

On the 1901 Census for Co Tipperary there is a Michael Fanning listed at Coolcroo in Two-Mile-Borris aged 33.

Laurence F. Fanning, aged 30, from Thurles arrived on the “Teutonic” on 25 May 1905. He was a US Citizen, occupation clerk. His final destination was 4659 State St Chicago and reason for journey was “returning home”. Port of departure was Queenstown, Ireland. The story goes that Laurence Fanning eloped to America after or to marry his first cousin Bridget Fanning of Clondoty. He worked in a bar there and when he returned to Tipperary he had a pub in The Ragg, Bouladuff.

Helena Fanning from Borisoleigh, age 26 and single arrived on Oct 25 1921.

Mary Fanning from Borisoleigh, 23 and single arrived on Dec11 1910 on the “Coronia”.

I have included these last two women from Borissoleigh, Co Tipperary, as there was a Fanning family in Victoria who came from Borisoleigh. They lived at Penshurst, near Hamilton, and most likely still have Fanning descendants there. Borrisoleigh is not that far away from Thurles and there were quite a few Fannings living there although I have not made any direct connections with them yet.

Fanning Famine Relief Subscribers 1846 Co Tipperary Ireland

Fanning and Eveston subscribers to famine relief in Co Tipperary 1844-1847. During the Great Famine in Ireland committees were set up to collect money to buy food for the starving

During the Great Famine in Ireland committees were set up to collect money to buy food for the starving. Below are some of the Fanning and Eveston Famine Relief Subscribers from Co Tipperary :

Rev Mr Fanning from Meelick Friary Co Galway (Borriskane Fund);

Mr John Fanning 8 July 1846, Barris, Ballymurun and Galboolly fund;

Joseph Fannin, Drom Fund;

Thomas Eveston, Martin Eveston, W. Fanning, Tom Fanning, John Eveston, John Fanning, Phil Darmody, John Fanning, from the Loughmore & Templeree Fund 8 July 1846;

Mrs John Fanning 10 shillings, Ed Fanning 10 shillings 4 Jan 1847, Mrs J Fanning 11 shillings, Mr Fanning 5 shillings, Mr E.Fanning 1 shilling  Mr Patt Fanning 1 shilling, Feb 8th 1847 from the Thurles Fund.

Victorians Born in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

The names of Thurles (Co Tipperary Ireland) born Victorians listed in the Victorian Pioneer Index 1836-1888.

These are records from the Victorian Pioneer Index of those born in Thurles Co Tipperary. The Pioneer Index covers the period 1836-1888. Some may be born in Thurso Scotland. But most I think are Thurles natives.

Surname: WEBB; Given Names: M; Event: B; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Matilda Ann CLARK; Birth Place: THURST ; Year: 1859; Reg Number: 4630

Surname: ELDER; Given Names: John; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Henry; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Margaret MILLER; Age: 73; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1858; Reg Number: 6028

Surname: MANSON; Given Names: Janet; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary DUNCAN; Age: 45; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1866; Reg Number: 12123R

Surname: SHOELL; Given Names: Jane; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary DISS; Age: 22; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 11586

Surname: CUMMINS; Given Names: Margaret; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Sheedy John; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Margaret DWYER; Age: 67; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 11635

Surname: TREACY; Given Names: William; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: UNKNOWN; Age: 54; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 6338

Surname: MACKAY; Given Names: George Edward; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: John; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Jane UNKNOWN; Age: 56; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 9435  Continue reading “Victorians Born in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland”

1854 Petition for Tenants’ Rights Co Tipperary Ireland

In 1854 John fanning and Joseph Fanning from Kill signed a petition for tenants’ rights in Co Tipperary Ireland.

“Nov. 25th 1854 We, the undersigned Clergymen and Electors of the County of Tipperary, feeling a strong conviction that, whilst the present unnatural state of the land Laws in Ireland is permitted to continue, there can be no security or contentment on the part of the Tenant Class, no material improvement in the land and no real prosperity in the Country-notwithstanding even the ephemeral high prices that now exist for agricultural produce: and seeing that the present is the grandest opportunity ever offered us for securing the redress of this fundamental grievance, as well as of our other manifold wrongs, and being fully persuaded that any neglect or apathy at this favourable moment, in making our just claims thoroughly known and properly pressed on the Legislature, would be a disastrous error which we might never able to repair, and which, for centuries to come, might be fatal to the dearest interests of Ireland – Do hereby require a Public Meeting to be held in the Town of Thurles, on Sunday the 26th inst., for the purpose of advancing the cause of Tenant Right as propounded by the Irish Tenant League, and as recommended by the National Conference held in Dublin in the years 1852,1853,1854, and to petition Parliament in favour of same.”

Among the signatories : From Kill: John Fanning and Joseph Fanning

Thomas Fanning 1825-1898 Thurles, Co Tipperary Ireland

Thomas Fanning was born c1825 and died 1898 in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland. He was a grocer in New St Thurles and his wife was Anastasia. He is related to my family but as yet I have been unable to work out the exact relationship. Information much appreciated.

Thomas Fanning was born about 1825 and died 1898 in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland. He was a grocer in New St Thurles and his wife was Anastasia. He is related to my family but as yet I have been unable to work out the exact relationship. Any help much appreciated.

Thomas Fanning Thurles
Thomas Fanning c1825-1898 Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

This memorial card was sent to me by the granddaughter of Bridget Mullaney nee Fanning (c1858-1935). Bridget was the daughter of Catherine Ryan and Michael Fanning of Lissaroon. Michael Fanning was a first cousin of my gggrandfather William Patrick Fanning.

In her letter Delia believes this Thomas Fanning was a first cousin of her grandmother Bridget Mullany’s and also a granduncle of Archbishop O’Donnell of Brisbane.

Archbishop O’Donnell is related to Sarah Sheehan nee Fanning my gggrandfather’s sister. The letter printed in this post outlines the relationship between the O’Donnells and Sheehans.

If he is a granduncle of Archbishop O’Donnell then he is Sarah’s and William Patrick’s brother Thomas. But I have no record of there being a brother Thomas from the Parish birth records for Edmond Fanning and Judy Darmody from 1809-1829.

Given that he was born about 1825 he looks to be too old to be a first cousin of Bridget Mullany nee Fanning.

It is possible that he was a son of William Fanning and Hanera Cormick, as they most likely had more than three children.

Wm Fannin and Sarah Ryan likewise probably had more children, so there are other Fanning lines untraced out there that Thomas could have belonged to.

In this post there is a  descendant report for William Fannin to three generations.

I found one marriage record for a Thomas Fanning and an Anastasia which seems to fit with the information I have so far. Her name was entered as Anto. The groom’s father William was listed as deceased on the record.

At first I was skeptical because Ballyduff townland listed in the Alphabetical Index to The Townlands and Towns of Ireland only has a Ballyduff in Dorrha Parish a long way from Thurles. But googgling Ballyduff I discovered a Ballyduff which is in the right area, 8.6 km from Thurles and 3.9kms from Moyne Village.

I also came across some information on Ballyduff as an alternative townland name in the Parish of Inshyofogerty in the Civil Survey 1654-1656 . Inshyofogerty being an old name for Inch Parish. This would certainly fit with Thomas being a related Fanning.

Shanballyduff in Rahelty Parish was also shortened to Ballyduff in records.

Thomas Fanning and Anastasia Kirwan 21 Jan 1875
Civil Marriage record for Thomas Fanning and Anastasia (Anto) Kirwan Thurles Parish 1875

The William O’Connell who was a witness is most probably Thomas’ brother in law, being married to Johanna Fanning.

Thomas Fanning c1825-1898 Co Tipperary_NEW

Civil Death Record for Thomas Fanning c 1825-1898 Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

On the Co Tipperary Census for 1901 there is an Anastasia Fanning (spelt as Faning) living at 24 New Street, widow and grocer, living in what is described as a provisions store. I think this is the wife of Thomas.


1901 Census Anastasia Fanning New St Thurlesuse
1901 Census Anastatia Fanning New St Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland


Anastasia Fanning nee Kirwin death 1910 thurles
Anastasia Fanning nee Kirwan Death Record 1910 Co Tipperary Ireland


Recently I came across a list of relatives attending a Fanning related funeral.

Michael O’Connell was the son of William O’Connell and Judy (Johanna) Fanning of Lissaroon. She was my ggggrandfather’s first cousin. In the list of attendees there is a Mrs Thomas Fanning senior and a Mrs Thomas Fanning jun both of Thurles and relatives of the deceased.

The younger Mrs Thomas Fanning would have been Ellen Fanning nee Sheehan and in 1899 she would have been 43 years old. She was a shopkeeper/publican in Quarry St Thurles.

The older Mrs Thomas Fanning would have been Anastasia Fanning nee Kirwin who was a shopkeeper in New St (now Parnell St) and she would have been 79 at the time of the funeral of Michael O’Connell. This is further evidence of a close link to the Lisaroon Fanning family. It is very probable that the above Thomas Fanning was the son of William Fannin and Honora Cormack of Lisaroon.

Death of Michael O’Connell Nenagh News 2 Sept 1899

Fanning Contributors in Co Tipperary Ireland 1920 and 1944

List of Fannings who contributed to charitable funds in Co Tipperary Ireland in 1920 and 1944.

Belfast Catholics Expelled Workers’ Fund. Tipperary Star Oct 30, 1920. Moycarkey-Borris Parish Fanning contributors:

Ed. Fanning Shanballa

Joe Fanning Graigue

Thomas Fanning Newtown

Irish Red Cross Society: Half-a-million Drive for Starving EuropeLittleton Branch. Tipperary Star 8 July, 15 July, 29 July 1944. Contributors:

Mrs Fanning Skehana

Ed. Fanning Shanballa

Patrick Fanning Coalfields

John Fanning Coolcroo

M. Fanning Coalfields

P. Fanning Coolcroo

M. Fanning Ballydavid

J. Fanning Cloughmartin