Catherine Ryan nee Fanning 1846-1899 Victoria Australia

Signature of Catherine Ryan nee Fanning

Catherine was the second daughter of William and Catherine Fanning and was born at Bulla, Victoria in 1846. Below is the record of her baptism in 1847 at Mount Macedon.

Baptism of Catherine Fanning 1847 at Mount Macedon Victoria

She married John Ryan in 1868 and then lived in Kilmore at Moranding.

Her husband, John Ryan, was born about 1838 in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. His father was Patrick Ryan and his mother was Margaret Hogan. He came out about 1856 aged about 18. Her husband was a farmer.

Signature of John Ryan

He died a tragic death on Dec 11 1876, drowning himself in the river at Moranding. He was 38 years old and left six children under the age of nine at the time of his death. They had been married eight years.

Report of John Ryan’s Death in The Argus 1876

Death Notice for John Ryan 1876 The Argus

 

 

 

 

Their children were all born at Kilmore and were Patrick Ambrose, William John, John William, Edward Francis, Catherine, Michael and Thomas.

Catherine died at Kilmore on 15 March 1899.

John Ryan’s Will and Probate and that of Catherine Ryan are online at PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).

Grave of Catherine Ryan nee Fanning, her husband John Ryan and son Patrick Ambrose Ryan in Kilmore Cemetery Victoria.

Below are obituaries fro some of Catherine and John Ryan’s children:

Obituary fro Edward Francis Ryan Kilmore Free Press 6 Feb 1936

Obituary fro Edward Francis Ryan Kilmore Free Press 6 Feb 1936

William John Ryan Obit Kilmore Free press 3 Mar 1928

William John Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 3 Mar, 1928

Obit for John William RYan Kilmore Free press May 1 1941

Obit for John William Ryan Kilmore Free Press 1 May, 1941

Thomas James Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 1 April 1943

Thomas James Ryan Obit Kilmore Free Press 1 April, 1943

Obit for Catherine Ryan Kilmore Free Press 2 Sept 1948

Obit for Catherine Ryan Kilmore Free Press 2 Sept, 1948

Obit for Michael Joseph Ryan Kilmore Free press 20 April 1950

Obit for Michael Joseph Ryan Kilmore Free Press 20 April, 1950

The following genealogy reports trace the ancestors and descendants of Catherine Ryan nee Fanning.

Catherine Ryan nee Fanning ancestor report

Catherine Ryan nee Fanning ancestor report

Catherine Ryan nee Fanning Descendant Report

Catherine Ryan nee Fanning Descendant Report

 

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Johanna Dell nee Fanning 1848-1923 Victoria Australia

Johanna Fanning outside her family home “Sunnyside” at Bulla Victoria Australia

This picture was taken outside “Sunnyside”  c 1868. She would have been about twenty years old.

Johanna Louisa Fanning was born in 1848 at Bulla in Victoria.

She married William Frederick Dell on the 17th Nov, 1884. She was 36, although the marriage certificate says 27, and he was also 27.

They were married in St Francis’ Catholic Church, Melbourne.

On her marriage record Johanna signed her name using the more English “Joanna”.

William Dell was born in Berkshire, England about 1857. His being English did not please Johanna’s Irish father and it is said that Johanna was cut out of the will because she chose to marry an Englishman. She was the only child not to receive property from her parents.

On her marriage certificate her occupation is given as “Hotel Keeper” and address as Bulla. I wonder what hotel she was working at or managing.

Family stories have them owning a pub in Richmond. In 1888 on her daughter’s death certificate she is again listed as a hotel keeper.

From the years 1909 to her death in 1923, she lived at 145 Surrey Rd, South Yarra, Melbourne and her occupation was described as “Home Duties”.

Her sister, Mary Skehan of Monegetta, left Johanna 50 pounds in her will in 1900.

Joanna was 74 when she died.

She had a very sad life, in that her only two children died as infants.

William Frederick Dell died after two weeks on 28 Dec, 1887. His parents’ address at this time was the Norfolk Hotel in Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Joanna Louise Dell was born at South Yarra, but died after five months, at Bulla, on 3 Dec 1888.

William Dell died  in Richmond in 1939 aged 81.

On the census forms he is listed as a Gentleman in 1884, a Hotel Keeper in 1888 and from 1909 to 1924 as a Cook.

In 1936 he was living at 7 Claremont St, Sth Yarra, Melbourne.

Joanna and William Frederick Dell are buried with their two children, in the Melbourne General Cemetery, in the Catholic section, but not in the Fanning plot.

Joanna Dell Death Notice Oct 1923 The Argus

Memorial Notice for Joanna Dell The Argus 1925

 

 

 

The ancestry of Johanna Dell nee Fanning is detailed in the following genealogy report.

Johanna Dell nee Fanning Ancestors Report

Johanna Dell nee Fanning Ancestors Report

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