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Font (aka Faunt) family from Newcastle on Tyne

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Cathy

Cathy Report 25 Oct 2012 22:00

I have traced part of my paternal line back to John Font and Catherine (m/s Rooney) Font who emigrated from Dublin, Ireland to Newcastle, England about 1868/69.

They had 7 children:
James (b. 1867, Dublin)
John (b. 1870, Newcastle)
Mary Ann (b. 1871, Newcastle)
Francis (b. 1873, Newcastle)
Martin (b. 1875, Newcastle)
Patrick (b. 1878, Newcastle)
Catherine (b. 1880, Newcastle)

Martin (1875) emigrated to Canada in about 1891. The spelling of his name changed to Faunt.

Patrick married Catherine Dillon in 1915.

All the offspring, except Martin, remained in England, as far as we know.

I would be so happy to hear from anyone who is related to this family. I have some information from the Canadian side of the pond and would love to know about those who stayed in "the old country".

If these names sound familiar to me, please reply so that we can share notes.

Regards,
Cathy in Canada

Lynski

Lynski Report 25 Oct 2012 22:02

Have you tried "Search all trees" under the Search button above?

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:08

have you tried researching these people on freebmd?

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:10

No children registered for Font/Dillon..........but Dillon may not have been the woman's maiden name

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:13

1911 census

Person: FONT, Francis Address: 144 Bothal Terrace Pegswood Morpeth

GILLON, Peter Head M 36 1875 Coal Miner Hewer Lanarkshire Coatbridge VIEW
GILLON, Mary Wife Married11 years F 34 1877 Ayrshire Benwhat VIEW
GILLON, John Son M 11 1900 Linlithgowshire Bathgate VIEW
GILLON, Rose Ann Daughter F 9 1902 Northumberland Seghill VIEW
GILLON, Joseph Son M 7 1904 Lanarkshire Coatbridge VIEW
GILLON, Mark Son M 3 1908 Northumberland Hirst VIEW
GILLON, Peter Son M 0 (8 MONTHS) 1911 Northumberland Hirst VIEW
GILLON, Mary Ann Daughter F 0 (8 MONTHS) 1911 Northumberland Hirst VIEW
FONT, Francis Boarder Single M 37 1874 Stone Man Coal Miner Northumberland Newcastle on Tyne

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:16

1891 England Census

Name: Patrick Font
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation: Inmate
Gender: Male
Where born: Newcastle, Northumberland, England
Civil parish: Coxlodge
Ecclesiastical parish: Gosforth
Town: Gosforth
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England

Registration district: Castle Ward
Sub-registration district: Ponteland
ED, institution, or vessel: Chadwick Memorial Certified Industrial School
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4241
Folio: 103
Page Number: 5

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England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
Name: Patrick Font
Birth Date: abt 1879
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1921
Age at Death: 42
Registration district: Castle Ward
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume: 10b
Page: 385

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British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
Name: Patrick Font
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Age at enlistment: 18
Birth Parish: Elswick
Birth County: Northumberland
Document Year: 1896
Regimental Number: 12893
Regiment Name: Army Service Corps
Number of images: 20

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:20

1891 England Census

Name: James Font
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Gender: Male
Where born: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Civil parish: Hazon
Ecclesiastical parish: Shilbottle
Town: Hazon
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England

Registration district: Alnwick
Sub-registration district: Warkworth
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4261
Folio: 29
Page Number: 10
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Best 39
Harriet Best 38
Henry Meek 26
James Font 24
George Lough 30
Dorothy Lough 24
Isabella E Lough 33

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:20

1911 England Census

Name: James Font
Age in 1911: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Relation to Head: Patient
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Civil parish: Jesmond St Andrew
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Stableman (undertaker)
Registration district: Newcastle upon Tyne
Registration District Number: 558
Sub-registration district: St Andrew
ED, institution, or vessel: 21-23
Piece: 30578

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England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about James Font
Name: James Font
Birth Date: abt 1868
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1921
Age at Death: 53
Registration district: Newcastle upon Tyne
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume: 10b
Page: 69

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Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911 about Font
Name: Font
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1867
Birth Place: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Father's Name: John Font
Mother's name: Catherine Rooney
FHL Film Number: 101151

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:23

1911 England Census about John Font
Name: John Font
Age in 1911: 72
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Relation to Head: Inmate
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Civil parish: Elswick
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Factory Labourer
Registration district: Newcastle upon Tyne
Registration District Number: 558
Sub-registration district: Elswick
ED, institution, or vessel: 36-37
Piece: 30614
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England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: John Font
Birth Date: abt 1840
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1916
Age at Death: 76
Registration district: Newcastle upon Tyne
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume: 10b
Page: 103

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:26

I really shouldn't post this..................you ought to find it yourself

Births Dec 1871 (>99%)
Font Mary Ann Newcastle T. 10b 106

Deaths Dec 1877 (>99%)
FONT Mary Ann 6 Newcastle T. 10b 43

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:26

Deaths Jun 1883 (>99%)
Font Kate 40 Newcastle T. 10b 46


Deaths Dec 1943 (>99%)
Font John 75 Newcastle T. 10b 144

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 23:27

As far as I can see, only Patrick (in the UK) married..................so the Font/Rooney line has apparently died out on this side of the Atlantic

Deaths Mar 1922 (>99%)
Font Catherine 42 Newcastle T 10b 169

You must verify it all yourself on freebmd

http://www.freebmd.org.uk

Margee

Margee Report 26 Oct 2012 10:52

I see Martin was a home child:

Home Children (1869-1930)
Item Display
Return to results | Search | Search HelpSurname: FONTGiven Name: MartinAge: 15Sex: MShip: NumidianYear of Arrival: 1891Departure Port: LiverpoolDeparture Date: 1891-08-20Arrival Port: QuebecArrival Date: 1891-08-30Party: Barnardo HomesDestination: Toronto, OntarioComments: 120 boys to the Barnardo Home in Toronto with Mr. OwenNotes: The child's surname was illegible or difficult to decipherSource: Library and Archives CanadaReference: RG 76 C1aMicrofilm: C-4538Type of Record: Passenger ListsGroup of Children Traveling Together