im also looking for info with regards to my grandfather he was JOHN FANNON born 7 april 1908 in manchester england. My great grandfater was JOHN FANNON aswell and my grandmother was ANNIE FANNON former HINDLE. The story i have is that my grandmother came to south africa alone as my great grandfather had died and she and my grandfather travelled here to live with her sister in south africa . As my grandmother could not care for my grandfather she signed an agreement with a family here in south africa who could not have sons and gave up my grandfather to the south african family with the name of SWART. The agreement was never legal or a legal adopation was never done. She left back to england soon after the agreement and never contacted the family to hear of my grandfather. We think she was ill and died. So my grandfather became JOHN FANNON SWART and died here in south africa. I am the granddaughter but i to became a SWART but i want my rights to been english . So im hoping someone will know of my greatgrandparents so that i may find more information that the english will see im have english or irish blood.
thanking u in advance. virginia riedinger (swart-fannon)