Fanny Cunningham

Brief Life History of Fanny

When Fanny Cunningham was born on 28 June 1864, in Kanyaka, South Australia, Australia, her father, Francis Nathaniel Cunningham, was 36 and her mother, Cecilia Wright, was 31. She married Frederick James Brine on 27 August 1884, in Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 21 February 1945, in Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 80, and was buried in Port Pirie Cemetery, Port Pirie West, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Frederick James Brine
1860–1911
Fanny Cunningham
1864–1945
Marriage: 27 August 1884
Frederick James Brine
1885–1946
Reuben William Francis Brine
1886–1947
Stuart Addest Brine
1887–1978
Edith Cecilia Brine
1889–1951
Myrtle Melvie Brine
1891–1966
Emmaline Pearl Brine
1892–1952
Royal Stirling Brine
1893–1970
William Hilton Brine
1896–1977
Fanny Edith May Brine
1898–1899
Gladys Muriel Brine
1902–1993
Alexander Henry Brine
1907–1991

Sources (6)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Fanny Cunningham - Government record: birth: 28 June 1864; Williyama, South Australia, Australia
  • Fanny Cunningham in the Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
  • Fanny Leticia Cunningham Brine, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1867

End of transportation to Western Australia.

1870

British troops withdraw from Australia.

1892

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham in Ayrshire, first recorded in 1153 in the form Cunegan, a Celtic name of uncertain origin. The spellings in -ham, first recorded in 1180, and in -ynghame, first recorded in 1227, represent a gradual assimilation to the English placename element -ingham.

Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader, chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin, a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’, from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.

History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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