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.
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 Fanningof 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.
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.
WILLIAM FANNING,6 Mar 1866, age 71, Civil death record, Parish/district of Dunkerrin. William was the husband of Ellen and father of Mary.
WILLIAM FANNING, 19 Jun 1895, age 34, Civil death record, Parish/district of Roscrea. William was the son of Mary & Martin Fanning & brother of Mary Ellen & Thomas Fanning Buried in St Cronans RC Graveyard.
WILLIAM FANNING, 24 Dec 1876, age 31, Lisdonowly, farmer’s son, bachelor. Informant James Fanning, Lisdanowly. Civil death record, Parish/district of Moyne.
ELLEN FANNING,17 May 1880, age 66, Main St Thurles, shopkeeper, spinster. Informant Patt Fanning, Main St. Civil death record, Parish/district of Thurles.
EDWARD FANNING,19 Mar 1903, age 63, Jail St Thurles, shopkeeper, bachelor. Informant Mary Quinlan Jail St Civil death record, Parish/district of Thurles.
WILLIAM FANNING, 28 Dec 1869, age2, Borris, farmer’s son, Informant Martin Fanning, Borris. Civil death record, Parish/district of Littleton.
JOHN FANNING, 2 Apr 1867, age 74, Pudding Lane Thurles, bachelor, mercantile clerk. Informant Edward Fanning of Pudding lane.
WILLIAM FANNING, 24 Mar 1884, age 40, Gurtnahaha, bachelor, farmer, Informant John Cormack Co Tipp coroner. Suicide. Civil death record. Parish/district of Moyne.
WILLIAM FANNING,10 Apr 1899, age 86, Gortnagoona, Parish of Killavinogue, farmer, married. Informant his son, William Fanning, Gortnagoona. Civil death record, Parish/district of Bourney.
WILLIAM FANNING, 17 Mar 1900, age 2 months, Gortuagoona, Parish of Killavinogue, farmer’s child. Informant his father, William Fanning. Civil death record, Parish/district of Bourney.
WILLIAM FANNING, 22 Feb 1907, age 7 days, Gurtree, farmer’s child. Informant his mother, Mary Fanning. Civil death record, Parish/district of Moyne.
MICHAEL FANNING, 15 Aug 1866, age 5, Lisdonowly; informant his father Patrick Fanning. Parish/district of Moyne, civil death record.
EDWARD FANNING, 9 Dec 1900, age 4 months, Coolcrue. Informant his father Ed Fanning Coolcrue. Parish/district of Littleton.
SARAH FANNING, 2 Sept 1893, age 75, spinster, Coldfields. Parish/district of Littleton. Informant John Fanning, her nephew, Coldfields. Civil record.
WILLIAM FANNING died in the parish of Templemore on 13/3/1901 age 70 from influenza. His address was Kilvilcorris and he was a farmer and married. The informant was his wife, Anny Fanning of Kilvilcorris.
MARGARET FANNING died Dec 20 1883 aged 74. Her address was Castletown in the Parish of Littleton. She was a farmer’s widow. Her son Thomas Fanning, also of Castletown, was the informant.
JOHN FANNING died in the parish of Templemore on 15/8/1873 age 36 from dysentery His address was Kill and he was a farmer and a bachelor. The informant was William Fanning of Kill. His relationship to the deceased is described as householder.
JOHN FANNING died in the parish of Templemore on 23/7/1875 age 23 from heart disease His address was Drom and he was a farmer and a bachelor. The informant was Mary Fanning of Drom. Her relationship to the deceased is described as householder.
JOHN FANNING died in the parish of Templemore on 7/12/1876 age 84 from old age. His address was Drom and he was a farmer and married. The informant was Margret Fanning of Drom. Her relationship to the deceased is described as householder.
JOHN FANNING died in the parish of Templemore on 25/2/1899 age 18 from a malignant pelvic tumour and asthenia. His address was Drom and he was a farmer’s son and a bachelor. The informant was William Fanning, his father, of Drom.
Gravestone Inscription: HONORIA MULCAHY date of death: 7 Sept 1882 age 37 address: Thurles. She was a nun and buried in the Ursuline Convent Graveyard Thurles. Her name was Sister Mary Baptist, professed 11 years.
PHILIP DARMODY died in Templemore Parish on 14 Feb 1897 aged 87. He was a farmer at Ballinlonty and married. The informant was his son Patrick Darmody also of Ballinlonty.
EDWARD FANNING date of death: 24/12/1867 age: 64 Parish/District: Thurles address: Pudding Lane Married Occupation: Shopkeeper Informant: EDWARD FANNING of Pudding Lane, relationship: Householder. Cause of Death: Pheumatism, 5 years, uncertified, no med. att.
JUDITH FANNING date of death: 20/04/1865 age: 70 Parish/District: Tullamaine address: Ballynatten Powerstown Status: Widow Occupation: small Farmer Informant: PATRICK FANNING, address: Ballynatten cause of death: General Debility and old age.
JOHANNA FANNING date of death: 18/03/1877 age 28 Parish/District: Littleton address: Castletown status: spinster (previously unmarried) Occupation: Farmer’s Daughter Informant: MICHAEL FANNING, address: Castletown, relationship: Householder. Cause of Death: Heart Disease, 5 weeks, certified.
JUDY FANNING date of death: 9/12/1868 age 64, Parish/District: Thurles Address: Turtulla Status: married Occupation: Labourer Informant: THOMAS FANNING, address: Turtulla, relationship: Householder. Cause of death: Bronchitis, 5 wks, no medical attention* Address Moycarkey.
JOHANNA FANNING date of death: 5/3/1890 age 47 Parish/district: Thurles, address: Turtulla. Status: Widow. Occupation: Laborer. Informant Bridget Ryan, daughter,address:Turtulla. Notes: Address Moycarkey. Cause of death: Bronchitis for 3 wks, no medical attention.
JOHANNA FANNING date of death 23/12/1877 age 17 Parish/District: Thurles address Clondoty. status:spinster(previously unmarried) Occupation: Farmer’s Daughter Informant WILLIAM FANNING address: Clondoty, relationship: householder. Cause of Death: Brain Disease 3 months, no med att. Parish of Loughmore
JOHANNA FANNING date of death 13/03/1898 age 60 Parish/District: Thurles address: Main St, status: spinster(previously unmarried) Occupation: shopkeeper Informant: J Mcinerney, relationship: Householder Cause of death: Debility, no med. att.
JOHANNA FANNING Date of death: 20/04/1879 Age: 68. Parish/District: Holycross Address: Holycross. Graveyard: Holycross Old Gr. Page 34. Notes: Erected by REV. James. J. Fanning, son and Rev P. Fogarty, nephew. She was the wife of James Fanning.
MARGARET FANNING date of death : 25/09/1864 age 54 Parish/District of Thurles , address Nicholas Street, married to JOHN FANNING farmer of same address. Cause of death Typhus Fever for 8 days certified. Occupation farmer’s wife.
MICHAEL FANNING Address: Lisaroon Married Date of Death : 25/08/1878 Age :67 Parish/ District: Thurles County Tipperary Farmer Informant Relationship: Householder Name: Julia Ryan Address: Stradavoher Cause of Death: Diarrhoea 15 days certified Notes: Parish of Inch
JAMES DWYER date of death: 06/10/1888 District/Parish: Thurles. Age: 30 Address: Main St., married, Occupation: Shopkeeper. Informant: Winnie Mcgrath, householder of Quarry St . Cause of death: Phthisis for 4 mths certified.
PATRICK FANNING date of death:23/05/1868 age: 8 days. Address: Turtulla. Parish of Thurles. Labourer’s son. Informant: Michael Fanning of Turtulla, householder. Cause of death: convulsions for 2 days, uncertified, no medical attention. Notes:address Moycarky.
THOMAS FANNING date of death: 23/05/1898 age 73. Address: New Gate. Parish of Thurles. Married and shopkeeper. Informant: Johanna Hayes, householder of New St. Cause of death: Cirrhosis of liver, 3 yrs, certified.
ANASTASIA FANNING, the wife of the above Thomas Fanning, died 2 Feb 1910 aged 90 in Thurles Parish. She lived at New St in Thurles and was a shopkeeper and a widow. The informant was E.Callanan, householder of New St. She died from bronchitis.
PATRICK FANNING date of death: 17/09/1864. Age 36. Parish of Thurles Address: Quarry St. Married labourer. Informant is wife JUDY FANNING of Quarry St. Cause of death: Measles for 11 days, certified.
WILLIAM FANNING date of death 12/10/1874. Age 81. Address: Templemore. Married. Labourer. Informant: Cath Fanning, householder of Templemore. Cause of death: general Paralysis, for months, certified.
THOMAS EVASTON date of death 25 April 1888, Parish of Thurles, age 80, address Clonomacoque. Widower. Farmer. Informant was his son, Martin Eviston of Clonomacoque. This Thomas Evaston was married to MARY FANNING 1807-1846, daughter of William Fanning and Hanera Cormick.
ANNE FANNING date of death 26 Nov 1876, Thurles Parish, age 76. Address: Workhouse Occupation: Laborer Widow. Informant: Householder, Edward Walsh, Workhouse. Cause of death Insanity and bronchitis. Certified.
ANNE FANNING date of death: 23 April 1887, age 68, Address: Jail St., Widow, Occupation: Shopkeeper. Parish of Thurles. Informant: Mary Fanning, daughter of Jail St. Cause of death: Chronic bronchitis, 4 mths, no medical attention.
JAMES J FANNING date of death 17 Mar 1908, age 41, in the Parish of Birr Co Offaly, address: Bournmouth England, occupation: Medical Doctor, Buried in Clonoghill Cemetery Co Offaly, Married. Ref 2599. Religion RC. This record from From Rootsireland.ie Co Offaly:
JOSEPH FANNING date of death 16/07/1848 Age 67 Parish/District : Holycross. Buried in Holycross Church of Ireland grave. Erected by son Ml of America (Michael) Page 8.
JOSEPH FANNING date of death 27/07/1895, age not recorded. Parish of Holycross. Address: Graigue Moycarkey. Graveyard: Holycross Church of Ireland Page 8. Notes: Husband of Mary, father of Patrick, John, William, Daniel, Margaret and Mary Anne. Erected by Joseph Fanning of Ballytarsna.
JOSEPH FANNIN died 24/12/1795, aged 67, address Holycross, in the Parish/District of Holycross, occupation not recorded. Buried in Holycross Old Gr. Page 34.
JAMES FANNING died 02/10/1885, age 77, in the parish/district of Holycross. Address: Glenreigh. Graveyard: Holycross Old Gr. Page 34. Notes: Erected by Rev Jas J Fanning his son and Rev P. Fogarty his nephew. Husband of Johanna Fanning.
BRIDGET FANNEN died 24/02/1824, aged 35, in the parish/district of Two-Mile-Borris. Address: Coldfields. Graveyard: Two’M’Borris Old & New. Page 10. Notes: Alias Banan. Erected by Philip Fannen, her son. Wife of Thos. Fannen and mother of Sarah & Bridget Fannen. Old Cemetery.
CATHERINE FANNING nee SHELLY died 29/04/1849 age 60 in the parish/district of Two-Mile-Borris. Address: Grawne. Graveyard: Two’M’Borris Old & New Page 10. Notes: (Old Cemetery) Alias Shelly. Erected by her son Edmund Fanning. Wife of John Fanning and mother of Mary Fanning.
Next to the above headstone is this one
MARY FANNING died 11/05/1849 aged 30, address : Grawne in the Parish/District of Two-Mile-Borris . Graveyard: Two’M’BorrisOld & New. Page 10. Notes: Old Cemetery. Erected by Edmund Fanning her brother. Daughter of John and Catherine Fanning.
EDMUND FANNING died 19/03/1874 aged 60. Parish/District: Two-Mile-Borris. Address: Grawne. Graveyard: Two’M’Borris Old & New. Page 10.Notes: (Old Cemetery) Erected by Edmund Fanning- The above son of John & Catherine Fanning. Brother of Mary Fanning.
The death record for the above Edmund Fanning has the parish as Littleton, his address as Grawn, he was married and a farmer. His name was entered as Edmond. The informant was a Mary Dwyer, householder also of Grawn. The cause of death was 6 months debility with no medical attention.
JOSEPH FANNING date of death: 21/08/1879. Age Not recorded. Parish of Holycross Address: Horse & Jockey. Graveyard: Holycross C of Ireland Grave. page 8. Notes: Erected by his loving daughters.
JOHN FANNING date of death : 19/11/1852. age 65. Parish of Two-Mile-Borris. Address: Grawne. Graveyard: Two’M’Borris Old and New. page 10. Notes: (Old Cemetery) Erected by son Edmund Fanning. Husband of Catherine Fanning, father of Mary Fanning.
JOHANNA FANNING, 23 May 1939, Newtown, Littleton. Parish/district of Moycarkey. Wife of Thomas Fanning. Moycarky Old graveyard.
MARY FANNING date of death:9/4/1804, age: 32 Parish/District: Ballycahill Graveyard: Ballycahill. Notes: Daughter of Thomas Fanning. (Book 18).
THOMAS FANNING date of death: 28/03/1837, age : 81, Parish/District: Ballycahill Graveyard:Ballycahill. Notes: Erected by Edmond Fanning his son. Son of Mary Fanning (Book 18).
EDMOND FANNING date of death: 15/07/1805, age: 76, Parish/District: Ballycahill Graveyard: Ballycahill. Notes: Father of Mary Fanning. (Book 18).
FANNING First name not recorded or any other details. Buried in Ballycahill. Erected by Mary Fanning. Rest of stone sunken. (Book 18). Plot No: Page 13.
The list of Fanning burials in Loughmore and Templeree Cemeteries is from the book “Loughmore Parish Index to Burials in Loughmore and Templeree Graveyards” which can be found in the Thurles Library. At the back of the book is a map of all the grave locations. The map is on A3 paper so too big to be usefully put here. If you want to know the position of a particular Fanning, Eviston or Moloney grave that is on the lists I have uploaded to this site from this book, contact me and I may be able to help you.
Rev John Fanning was born in Loughmore 10 Nov 1805. He was ordained on the 14th March 1840. He served in England at Taunton, Tiverton, Chipping, Wolverhampton, Hanley, Bromsgrove, Stafford, Clifton and Frome. He retired in 1884 and stayed with his nephew Rev James J Fanning in Liverpool. He returned to Ireland in 1888 and died in Holycross on 13 August 1891.
This information came from St Thomas Priory, kindly sent to me by Mark Ryan.
From his death record he died in Glenreigh and the informant is another nephew Edmund Fanning of Glenreigh. John’s brother James died 2 Oct 1885 aged 77 in Holycross, his address was also Glenreigh. His gravestone in Holycross Old Graveyard was erected by his son Rev James Fanning and his nephew Rev P Fogarty. James was the husband of Johanna.
JOHANNA FANNING date of death: 11/11/1111 Age: not recorded Parish/District: Loughmore West, Address: Gurtnaha. Graveyard: Loughmore GR RCPlot No: Page 11. Notes: Erected by Timothy Fanning, her brother. Daughter of John and Honora Fanning. E * Johanna Allice Bridget Fanning ( name of deceased was entered as Johanna Allice Bridget Fanning).
PATRICK FANNING died 10 Jun 1864, age 68, Gortnahaw, Moyne, bachelor farmer. Informant his brother, Thomas Fannin of Gortnahaw
PATRICK FANNING date of death :27/03/1840, age: 89, Parish/District : Loughmore West, Address: Gurtnaha. Graveyard: Loughmore Gr RC Plot No: Page 11.Notes: E* PATK. (Upright) Erected by Thomas Fanning- his son.
HONORA FANNING date not recorded or legible, address Gurtnaha, Parish/District of Loughmore West. Erected by Timothy Fanning. Daughter of John and Honora Fanning. Graveyard:Loughmore Gr. RC . Page 11.
HONORA FANNING date not recorded or legible, address Gurtnaha, Parish/District of Loughmore West. Erected by Timothy Fanning her son. Wife of John Fanning.Mother of Patrick, William, Johanna Allice Bridget, Honora Fanning and Mrs Ellen Leamey. Graveyard: Loughmore Gr.RC. Page 11.
JOHN FANNING no date address: Gurtnaha, parish/district of Loughmore West, Graveyard: Loughmore Gr RC page 11. Erected by Timothy Fanning his son. Husband of Honora Fanning and father of Patrick, William, Johanna Allice Bridget, Honora Fanning and Mrs Ellen Leamey.
MARY FANNING died 12 Dec 1884, age 74, Cassestown, farmer,spinster. Informant: Margaret Burke, Racecourse. Parish/district of Thurles. Civil death record.
WILLIAM FANNING no death date,age not recorded,Parish/district of Loughmore West, address : Gurtnaha. Graveyard: Loughmore Gr RC. Page 11. Notes: Erected by his brother Timothy. Son of John and Honoria Fanning.
PATRICK FANNING no death date or age. Parish/district of Loughmore West. Address: Gurtnaha. Graveyard : Loughmore Gr RC. Page 11. Notes: Erected by his brother Timothy. Son of John and Honoria Fanning.
Hanora Fanning 1873-1970 married Patrick Moloney of Clonomacogue.
Below are some of the Moloney gravestones in Loughmore Cemetery.
From “Loughmore Parish Index to Burials in Loughmore and Templeree Graveyards” held at the Thurles Library Co Tipperary Ireland. There is a map of the location of the graves and if you contact me I may be able to help you locate specific Moloney graves in these cemeteries.
JOHN FANNING of Kilvilcoris died 20/08/1876 aged 90. Parish of Drom. Buried in the Drom RC Ch Graveyard. Page 8. Husband of Margaret Fanning alias Russell.
JOHN FANNING of Kilvilcoris died 15/08/1873 aged 31. Parish of Drom. Buried in Drom RC Church graveyard. Page 8
MARY FANNING date of death : 28/03/1855 Age: 90 Parish/District: Thurles Graveyard: Relic Breda Thur.CP Page 3.
MARY FANNING date of death : 02/12/1855 Age: 90 Parish/District: Ballycahill Graveyard: Ballycahill Page 13. Erected by her son Edmond Fanning. Wife of Thomas Fanning.
MARY BURKE alias FANNING date of death : 11 Nov 1111 Parish/District: Ballycahill Graveyard: Ballycahill Page 6. Erected by her son Thomas Burke.
CATHERINE FANNIN nee SHANAHAN date of death: 01/03/1793 Age: 67 Parish/District : Thurles Graveyard : Thurles St Mary Church of Ireland Page 91 Notes: Wife of Richard Fannin. Year is questionable -1793/1795
MARY FANNING alias Curran, daughter of William & Ellen Fanning, died 9 Feb 1855 age 29. She is buried in Dunkerrin Cemetery
ELLEN FANNING wife of William Fanning and mother of Mary Fanning alias Curran, died 7 Feb 1871, age 70. She is buried in Dunkerrin Cemetery
WILLIAM FANNING husband of Ellen Fanning and father of Mary Fanning alias Curran, died 6 Mar 1866, age 71. He is buried in Dunkerrin Cemetery
THOMAS FANNING died 10 Oct 1871, age 2. He was the son of Martin & Mary Fanning and brother of Mary Ellen & William. He is buried in St Cronans RC Cemetery Roscrea. Plot 47
MARY FANNING died 12 May 1872, age 30. She was the wife of Martin Fanning and mother of Thomas, Mary Ellen & William. She is buried in St Cronans RC Cemetery Roscrea. Plot 47
MARY ELLEN FANNING died 30 Jan 1880, age 16. She was the daughter of Martin & Mary Fanning and sister of Thomas & William. She is buried in St Cronans RC Cemetery Roscrea. Plot 47
WILLIAM FANNING died 19 June 1895, age 34. He was the son of Martin & Mary Fanning and brother of Mary Ellen & Thomas. He is buried in St Cronans RC Cemetery Roscrea. Plot 47
ELLEN FANNING died 18 Sept 1901, age 63, She is buried in St Cronans RC Cemetery Roscrea. Plot 47
MARTIN FANNING died 22 Jan 1903, Age 74, Address Roscrea. Father of Patrick Fanning. He is buried in St Cronans RC Cemetery Roscrea. Plot 47
PATRICK FANNING died 15 Nov 1905, in Johannesburg, Age 37, son of Martin Fanning of Roscrea. He is buried in St Cronans RC Cemetery Roscrea. Plot 47
MARTIN J FANNING died 3 Feb 1933 in London, Age 70. He is buried in St Cronans RC Cemetery Roscrea. Plot 47
JOSEPH FANNING died 29 July 1927, Main St Templemore.
JOHN FANNING Int 31 Oct 1937, age 6, Main St Templemore.
MARGARET FANNING died age 47, int 27 Feb 1958 Address McDonagh terrace, Templemore.
JOSEPH FANNING died in infancy, 22 Jul 1924, son of Anne & Edward Fanning, Main St Templemore. Buried in Templemore RC Graveyard. Plot 74.
MARY FANNING died age 6, 19 Apr 1930, daughter of Anne & Edward Fanning, Main St Templemore. Buried in Templemore RC Graveyard. Plot 74.
SEAN FANNING died Age 5, 30 Oct 1937, son of Anne & Edward Fanning, Main St Templemore. Buried in Templemore RC Graveyard. Plot 74.
EDWARD FANNING died age 72, 5 May 1949, Main St Templemore. Husband of Anne & father of Joseph, Mary and Sean Fanning. Buried in Templemore RC Graveyard. Plot 74.
ANN FANNING died age 93, 24 April 1986, Wife of Edward Fanning of Main St Templemore and mother of of Joseph, Mary and Sean Fanning. Her address 4 Trees Avenue, Mount Merrion, Dublin. Buried in Templemore RC Graveyard. Plot 74.
THOMAS FANNING died 20 Jul 1981, age 75, brother of Michael & Nicholas Fanning, Address The Abbey. Buried in Templemore RC Graveyard. Plot 2.
MICHAEL FANNING died 10 Oct 1985, age 79, Mary St Templemore, brother of Thomas & Nicholas Fanning The Abbey. Buried in Templemore RC Graveyard. Plot 2.
NICHOLAS FANNING died 24 June 1993, age 85, brother of Thomas & Michael Fanning The Abbey. Buried in Templemore RC Graveyard. Plot 2.
DANIEL FANNING of Moneygall died 1 Aug 1967. Husband of Mary Fanning. Buried in Finglas-Cullenwaine CP
MARY FANNING of Moneygall died 9 Dec 1942. Wife of Daniel Fanning. Buried in Finglas-Cullenwaine CP
JOHN FANNING died 7 Nov 1953 in Glenkeen Parish/District and is buried in Borrisoleigh New Graveyard.
Gravestone Inscriptions from St Marys Churchyard Thurles
CARRIGAN In memory of Mary Ann Carrigan died 22nd June 1930 aged 58 years. Her sister ANASTASIA FANNING died 4th Nov 1941 aged 73 years PATRICK FANNING died 1st March 1916 aged 78 years. Buried in this cemetery. Give them eternal rest O Lord
Anastasia Carrigan of Ballymurreen Thurles and Patrick Fanning of Thurles married in Dublin on 28 Nov 1895. His parents were Patrick and Mary Fanning and her parents were James and Joanna Carrigan. Her sister Mary Ann was a witness as was Hugh Ryan. This record is available through irishgeneaology.ie In the 1901 Census Patrick and Anastasia lived at 14 Main St Thurles and he was listed as a flour merchant. In 1911 they were living at 15 Main St and he was a shopkeeper. No children. Patrick Fanning who died 1884 may be his father. See below.
PATRICK FANNING date of death: 08/04/1884, age 80. Parish/District of Thurles. Address: Main St., widower, occupation: shopkeeper. Informant: Honoria Birmingham, householder of New Road. Cause of death: Chronic cystitis for 2 yrs certified.
FANNING To the memory of Mr JOHN FANNING of Thurles who departed this life the 2nd of December 1844, aged 44 years May he rest in peace Also to the memory of his brother Mr PATRICK FANNING who departed this life the 8th April 1884, aged 80 years May he rest in peace
FANNING Erected by PATRICK FANNING in memory of his wife MARY FANNING alias RYAN who departed this life the 20th February in the year of Our Lord 1828 aged 50 years.
SHEEHAN Erected by SARAH SHEEHAN of Thurles in memory of her beloved husband JOHN SHEEHAN who died 3rd August 1881 aged 66 years. Also to the memory of their dearly beloved daughter SARAH SHEEHAN who died on the 31st May 1886 in the 24th year of her age sincerely regretted Here also are deposited the remains of the above Mrs Sarah Sheehan who died 10th Oct 1888 aged 72 years Also Mary Ellen Ryan nee O’Donnell died 21st Dec 1916 aged 34 years. (Sarah Sheehan nee Fanning was the sister of my ancestor William Patrick Fanning who emigrated to Australia in 1841. The graves of Patrick and John Fanning above and that of Mary Fanning are close to the Sheehan grave. It is possible that John and Patrick were her uncles.)
CORCORAN Erected by Mrs Corcoran in memory of her father HENRY FANNING died 20th Nov 1826 aged 40 years Also her beloved son Michael died May 26th 1866 aged 30 years
FANNIN here lies the body of RICHARD FANNIN died Dec 20th 1799 aged ___ also his wife Catherine Shanahan dept March 1st 1783(5) aged 67 years. LDS has an entry for Richard Fannin birth about 1721 in Thurles married to Catherine Shanahan about 1746 in Thurles.
FANNIN Here lies the body of THOS FANNIN who depd March 10th 1820 aged 36 years May he rest in peace Amen Erected by his wife HONORA FANNIN ALS RYANGrange Also are deposited the remains of the above HONORA RYAN who died June 20th 1871 aged 80 years and their daughter MARY FANNIN died July 16th 1827 aged 8 years. LDS site has marriage of Thomas Fannin and Honora Ryan at c 1812 in Thurles and the birth of a daughter, Mary Fannin, c 1819, Thurles and her death 16 July 1827. The gravestone inscription record from North Tipperary Genealogy Centre for the above Mary Fannin, age 8, lists her address as Grange and that she was the daughter of Thomas Fannin and Honora Fannin alias Ryan. Her mother had the stone erected.
TOOHEY Erected by Wm Toohey of Grange in the parish of Holycross in memory of his wife MARY FANNING who departed this life Oct 16th 1839 aged 27 years Also her infant son
The above gravestone inscriptions from St Marys Protestant Churchyard Thurles are taken from a list by Jim Ryan. The complete list is at Jim Ryan IGP Archives.
FANNING Erected by JOHN FANNING of Thurles in memory of his wife MARGARET FANNING alias FITZPATRICK who died September 25th 1864 aged 52 years. Buried in Killinan Graveyard.
Fanning/Fannin Gravestone Inscriptions & photos at Ballycahill Cemetery Co Tipperary
Erected by WILLIAM FANNIN in memory of his Father WILLIAM FANNIN who departed this life Jan 28th 1802, aged 71 Yrs. May he rest in peace A
Also his daughter MARY EVISLO (EVISTON) alsFANNIN died Aug 26 1846 agd 39 Y.
Sarah Ryan 1742-1817 and Hanera Cormick died 1848 Ballycahill Cemetery
Here lies the body of SARAH FANIN alias RYAN who died Nov 27 1817 Aged 75
May her soul reft in Peace
Erectd by her son
WM FANIN Also his wife HANERA CORMICK ded Nov 28
1848 agd 66 yrs A.
“Crux Avespes Unica”
erected by WIL FANNIN in memory of his brother JOHN FANNIN died Dec 13, 1824 Aged 60 Yrs
may he rest in peace Amen
Erected by MARY RYAN of Killinan in memory of her husband JOHN MCGRATH who died Jan 12 1841 agd 47 Yrs also her daughter ELLON MCGRATH depd May 9 1844 agd 17 Yrs may they rest in Peace Amen. No one seems to know who Mary Ryan and her husband were. It is thought they may have worked for the Fannings.
Erected by WILLIAM FANNING of Clondoly (Clondoty) in memory of his Father WILLIAM FANNING of Lissaroon died 28th Oct 1860 Aged 90 years.Also his sister CATHERINE MORRISSY died 21st March 1856 Aged 39 years.also JOHN MULLANY, Thurles, and his son JOHN JOE who died 16th May 1973 Aged 78 years and MICHAEL Died 28th March 1974 Aged 81 years Also ELIZABETH MULLANY, Moyne (nee Heffernan) wife of Michael Died 25th Oct 1996 Aged 93 years.
May they rest in peace. Amen.
Erected by THOMAS FANNING Lisaroon in memory of his father MICHAEL FANNING died 25th Aug. 1878 aged 67 Yrs.
His Mother CATHERINE FANNING died 14th April 1901 aged 68 yrs.
also his sister, HANORIA died 9th Aug 1882 aged 28 Yrs
also the above THOMAS FANNING died 4th Feb 1926 aged 67 Yrs. and his wife HANNA FANNING died 19th July 1937
DROM – OLD CEMETERY: JOHN FANNING of Borrisoleigh died November 1936 also his wife ANNIE NEE RYAN died January 1934. Erected by son Patrick.
THOM FANNING who died March 23rd 1877 aged 77 years, also his wife WINIFRED CARROLL died June 1st 1870 aged 56 years, also his daughter CATHERINE KAVANAGH died August 6th 1899 aged 43 years, daughter ELLEN KAVANAGH died May 29th 1900 aged 22 years.
MARY HANIGAN Alias FANNING of Glandale Parish Holycross. Erected by Rev William Hanigan, parish priest of Ballynahinchin in memory of his mother who died April 6th 1827 aged 80 years.
MARGARET FANNING nee Shanahan 30 Aug 1888, age 20?, Killaghin Parish/district of Drom. Erected by her husband Geoffrey
NEW DROM CHURCH:
JOHN FANNING of Kilvacorus who died August 15th 1873 aged 31 years.(Margaret McGrath). JOHN FANNING died August 20th 1876 aged 90 years also his wife MARGARET nee RUSSELL died June 15th 1882 aged 86 years.
JOSEPH FANNING, Drom died January 17th 1976, also his wife BRIDGET(Della) died February 19th 1986.
Dwyer Mrs K.M. Erected by Michael Dwyer of Bouladuff in memory of his mother who died September 27th 1901 aged 33 years also Bridget Teresa who died December 30th 1899 aged 4 years also the above Michael Dwyer died December 2nd 1909.
FANNEN Erected by Geoffrey Fannen of Kill? illegible
Erected to the memory of JOHN FANNING of Kilvilcorris who died 15th Aug 1873 aged 31. Also in memory of MARGARET MAGRATH, JOHN FANNING of Kilvilcoris, who died 20 Aug 1876 Aged 90 yrs. Also his wife MARGARET nee RUSSELL died June 15th 1882 aged 86 years.
Looks to be on the other side of the above gravestone: And their son WILLIAM who died March 10 1905?, aged 70 yrs Also his son JOHN who died April 15? 18?? Aged 18? yrs Also LAURENCE FANNING ??????? ?????? Died June 19?? Aged 50?? Erected by his mother. From Jane Lyons From Ireland site but I can’t find these photos again.
Loughmore Catholic Cemetery Parish of Loughmore and Castleleiny :
MARTIN EVESTON, erected by Martin Eveston of Barronstown in memory of his father who died Nov 20 1891 aged 70 years, his mother JOHANNA NEE FANNING died Nov 12 1868 aged 50 years, his daughter MARGARET died Oct 23 1911 aged 12 years, MARTIN EVESTON died Sept 2 1923 aged 72 years, his wife SARAH died April 14 1933 aged 72 years MARTIN EVISTON died 7 April 1962 aged 75, JOSIE EVISTON died Nov 6 1968.
WILLIAM FANNING of Clondoty died 27.7.1908 aged 89 years, his wife CATHERINE died 3.9.1875 aged 44 years, PATRICK died 5.11.1906 aged 42 years.
The Freeman’s Journal 17th Sept 1897 published an obituary for Thomas Fanning who was married to Ellen Sheehan and died age 44 on the 13th of Sept 1897.
CATHERINE FANNING , erected by WILLIAM FANNING in memory of his wife Catherine who died 13th September 1875 aged 44 years, also his son PATRICK died 15 Nov 1906 aged 42 years, the above WILLIAM died 27 July 1908 aged 89 years, son JAMES died 3rd Sept.1912 aged 40 years, his son JOHN died 14th Oct 1932 aged 68 and his daughter NORA died 21 Jan 1866 aged 11, JOHANNA died 23rd Dec 1877aged 17, THOMAS died 13th Sept. 1897 aged 44 years. WILLIAM JNR died 5th June1923 aged 62 years.
His grandson WILLIAM died 10th Sept 1942 aged 32. MARY wife of John Fanning died 14th Dec 1948 aged 71 years.
James Fanning who is on the above gravestone is actually buried in Liverpool Ford Cemetery in England. His gravestone is below. He was a victualler in Liverpool and married to Ellen Wills from Newry Co Down. They had four children but three died in infancy. Thomas Ryan was Ellen’s second husband.
In today’s money the money he left to his wife is a considerable amount, about 45,000 pounds. He was a successful businessman.
JAMES FANNING died 3.1.1831 aged 74 years, erected by Catherine Fanning and Sarah Clarke, his wife and daughter. Loughmore Gr.
JUDY FANNING, erected by JOHN FANNING in memory of his daughter Judy who died 23.10.1828 aged 4 years. His son THOMAS died 1835 aged 13 years and his daughter MARY died 21.11.1840 age 14.
WILLIE A FANNING of Shanbally House, Moycarkey died 11.2.1925 aged 22 years, his mother JOHANNA died 16.5.1948 aged 72 years, his father EDWARD died 12.9.1948 aged 80 years. Brother PATRICK died Jan 4 1995 aged 86 and sister MAURA 30 July 1984 and brother JOHN 19 Jan 1981.
TIMOTHY FANNING of Gurthnaha died 30 Jan 1916 age 83. Buried in Loughmore Cemetery. Son of John and Honora Fanning.
PATRICK FANNING of Clondoty died 10 Mar 1984, age 67, and is buried in Loughmore RC Cemetery.
1.Erected by MARGARET FANNING of Castletown to record the death of her dear husband WILLIAM FANNING who died 27th of January 1874 aged 78 years. The above Mrs Margaret Fanning who died Sept 10_ aged 70 and also her daughter JOHANNA FANNING who died 20th March 1871 Aged 28 years. Her son MICHAEL who died October 9 1886, aged 48 and her son THOMAS who died 13th Jan 1911, aged 72. Her son PATRICK died 8th February 1915, Aged 88.
The civil death record for the above Michael Fanning has the date as 10 Mar 1887, age 47 and cause of death paralysis for 9 months.
Erected by JOHN SHANAHANLisdonowly in memory of his father JOHN SHANAHAN died 18th May 1869, Aged 3(?)6 Yrs and his mother MARY died 20th March 1881, Aged 68 Years His brother MICHAEL died 20th June 1886, Aged 25 Years And two sisters who died in religion
MRS JOHANNA FANNING NEE SHANAHAN died 5th Feb 1930, Aged 77 Years
Also MATHEW SHANAHAN died 12th March 1934, Aged 82 Years
The above JOHN SHANAHAN Died 23rd Jan 1937, Aged 80 years