Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Living_ DNA Faunt Carrow and my not-so native Irish



Some of my folks who are testing and have tested may like this.. From my Living_DNA test..
 As I look though where my markers( equals distant ancestors ) are in history and even pre-history is definitely telling me much of what I want to know..

Firstly I am mostly NOT Native Irish..Look at picture # 3 which is Post Norman Ireland and England..
 Yes in the Celtic immigration are vestiges of my ancestry and in the Bronze age.. but it is mostly gone by Norman Invasion..



Living_DNA says they cannot find a Norman "profile" and I can understand that.. I know my Faunts are in Shropshire in 1220 and Ireland working for the Norman Kings in 1250s as knights..They originated after the Ice Age in Sardiana per their "Y DNA( male line) then they are found in Norman France and two of them were still in Ponthieu in the 1350s as Castellans..


I see a lot of Scottish into North Ireland.. some of that I know ( Morehead/Cunningham/McCafferty)

So my Irish came from elsewhere into Ireland with the Normans and Plantations..

The entire Carrow line is Welsh..Was John Carrow from there or even Cornwall? His descendants were in many cases..


I am excited about seeing all my Welsh and those that lived in the Roman Settlements
 Enjoying this..

Friday, January 27, 2017

Fridays Faces From the Past - John Cunningham, 5th great Grandfather - Soldier? Looks like it~

My 5th great grandfather whose son Edmund Cunningham was father of Honora Cunningham who married William Fant..John Cunningham may have had a military pension and I have looked for many years to find where my Edmund Cunningham and Brigid Slattery were born-


It seems to have been in Cahir~




And my new ancestor may be Holloway ..


Monday, July 4, 2016

Military Monday - Barracks in Fethard Tipperary - Ireland to New Jersey - Military Men and Purple Hearts


                                         Barrack Street, Fethard Tipperary
                                
The Military barracks in Fethard was one of the oldest in the country
It was built on the site of the original Everard Mansion House.The Barton Mansion House was acquired in 1797 and converted into a temporary military barracks, lighted by oil, and used to accommodate two troops of Cavalry. It was converted into proper military barracks in 1805. 

The Barracks occupied an extensive area on the North of the Square and was initially occupied by horse-mounted troops. The Barracks proper had a good exercise ground amounting to an area of 15 acres. 2 roods, 0 perches.

Fethard Military Barracks was at one time an outpost of Clonmel, having a Howitzer Battery of the Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery stationed in Clonmel. In latter years it was an outpost of Cahir Military Barracks being occupied by a battery of artillery of the Cahir Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

William Fant, Nailer married Margaret Hickey and had several children here on Kerry Street.He served the Army in some capacity and his sons William and Patrick Faunt and Patrick's sons joined the British Army at 18. 

William Faunt son of William the Nailer came to New Jersey with a British Army pension with wife Ellen Lynch and two sons Patrick and Will. Patrick's son George Patrick Faunt fought for the US and died  from wounds received in Italy. 



Saturday, June 11, 2016

Surname Saturday - Fant Family of Ireland - Military Barracks in the 1850s

McDermott, my Irish researcher and I are connecting  family units of  the Fant family forward and backward from about 1850, using existing records. He was puzzling over a James Fant in England with mother Catherine.

When I looked at that I found that Catherine Fant was the daughter of a John Fant from Mallow Cork and Ann McLoughland of Londonderry. Catherine somewhat mysteriously has two sons James and John living with her after he father dies in 1857.

He brother Thomas is married with children and her other siblings seem not to marry.

John Fant was a Color Sergeant ( whatever that was) in Parkhurst Barracks located in Isle of Wight. It apparently was a predominantly Irish Regiment as the Colonel Jeremiah Taylor and his son, John B. Taylor was an Ensign.

I suspect these  Army records will point to many if not all of my 4th cousin DNA matches who insist they are Welsh. Parkhurst Barracks has 65 pages..I am in.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Mappy Monday - Monday May 30,2106 - Fants of Limerick Cork and Tipperary Ireland

Quite Recent research, (of course utilizing DNA) and extensive records, show strong interconnectedness between Kilbeheny and Kilmallock Limerick Fants and those found in various Tipperary locations and Brigown, Mitchelstown and Fermoy Cork in the late 1700s and into the 1850 period.

The town of Mitchelstown lies close to the point where the counties of Cork, Limerick, and Tipperary all meet. It is located within the poor law union of Mitchelstown. The poor law union lies in County Cork and County Limerick. 

The town is in the Cork civil parish of Brigown, and in the Cork barony of Condons & Clangibbon.
Mitchelstown Union is in the baronies of Condons & Clangibbon and Fermoy

The union was created in 1850, at the end of the famine, carved out of the existing unions of Clogheen (in County Tipperary) and Fermoy.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Follow Friday - Arthur Fant Physician of Tipperary, Arkansas and Texas ~

           Follow us with  DNA and figure things out..



In my DNA at AncestryDNA I apparently match some distant Fants.. Years ago, our dear departed friend Bert Fant from Arkansas told me about Arthur Fant a physician, born in Ireland and living in Arkansas and later dying in Texas.. unrelated to the Fants of "the Book" and sometimes spelling it Fort.

John McDermott and I speculated about Arthur-the- physician.. he sometimes styled his name with other spellings..
 Other Virginia Fants do that of course..My good DNA buddy Luther Franklin Fant has found matches with other lines with names like Elias spelled a different way..
 Proud of you Luke for pursuing this thing with me !

So now I find Anne Phant/Fant marrying with a John Howard, in Templemore Tipperary and having a lot of children.. TWO of her children's Baptismal sponsors were "Arthur Fant/Pfant/Forte"

I am also quite proud of my 5th cousin who was first cousin to my first little playmate on East Line Street. Yay Bill Howard and Frank J Howard.. Bill has followed me into this mess and is doing a great job of figuring it out..


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary ( May) Fant Westenskow - Immigrant daughter of Patrick Fant of Durham and Cork


My chasing of DNA cousins quite often results in English or Welsh  cousins and I sharing an Irish ancestor. This is easily explained by the fairly high percentage of Irish in my genome and that most of my ancestors came to the US after 1850.

I believe Mary "May" Fant and I share 4th great grandparents, James Fant and Bridget who lived around Brigown Cork. She marries a man born in Utah of Danish ancestry and names a son Parley Faunt Westenskow.