Thought you'd like to know that there are plenty of Fennessys in Australia. The shipping logs reveal we first arrived here in 1854 as follows:
Surname Names Age Month Year Ship FENNESSY RICHD 28 JUL 1854 NORWOOD FENNESSY DAVID 21 JUN 1857 ADRIATIC FENNESSY ANN 9 MAY 1859 MARCO POLO FENNESSY JANE 17 MAY 1859 MARCO POLO FENNESSY ELIZTH 40 MAY 1859 MARCO POLO FENNESSY RICHD 48 MAY 1859 MARCO POLO FENNESSY JOHN 22 JUL 1860 WILLIAM KIRK FENNESSY EDMUND 25 SEP 1864 LIGHTNING FENNESSY CATHERINE 20 SEP 1865 WENNINGTON FENNESSY KATE 23 OCT 1868 SIR ROBERT SALE FENNESSY ELLEN 19 JAN 1879 THE DOUGLAS
The is log is great! As you can see, a whole family travelled here in 1859 and were probably my ancestors. Ah, Finola!
If you check the whitepages.com.au you'll see we've spread far and wide. My Nan had 12 kids, so we are sure to continue on!
There was a Michael Fennessy in the early 1900's who murdered someone and was hanged! I found this out when I took my girlfriend (now my wife) to the Old Melbourne Jail. And, she still married me!!