Monday, February 11, 2013

Military Monday - James Fant of Cork Ireland

James Fant son of Patrick

James Faunt was born in Barrinton Cork Ireland a Military Barracks town to Patrick Faunt a soldier from Fethard Tipperary and Margaret Dwane also from Fethard. In the 1901 census James and his wife Margaret and daughter Mary M. born that year are living on Little Cross Street with his parents.Mary Faunt is from Cappaquin Waterford.
Patrick Faunt is said to be blind and he subsists on his soldiers pension. James is a baker and living with them is a married sister Mary Dinham.
Patrick Faunt and his brother William, my ancestor were in the British Army and although  their birth records indicate them as the Irish spelled "Fant", began to spell it Faunt as they got a yearly pension.
William Faunt the oldest son of the family emigrates to New York City in 1888 at 20 years of age.

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