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Hannan brickwall

Hi everyone, I am hoping someone may be able to help as I'm struggling with tracing my 3rd GGF, Hugh Hannan. All I know about him is that he was married to Mary Jago and they had 2 children - Margaret born 1831 and George born 1833 in Stoke Damerel/Devonport England. My guess is that he was a Seaman, Merchant or Royal Navy, as were many subsequent ancestors, including son George. George and Margaret appear on the 1841 Census living in St Cuthberts District Edinburgh with, I assume, their Grandmother Margaret Hannan, who may have been married to a brother of Hugh. Have found nothing on Hugh or Mary in any year census Scotland, England or Ireland.

Hugh and Mary Jago (some researchers have her as Page but def. Jago) are named on George's 1858 marriage Certificate although doesn't state whether alive at that time. I think Hugh died around 1860 but nothing found on Mary. Hope someone has lues for me. Thanks in anticipation. Lizzie.

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Hello Lizzie and welcome to the Forum.

So far I can't find baptisms for Margaret or George.

So far I can't find a possible marriage for Margaret 55 in 1841 census or a baptism for Hugh 3, Peter 21 or George 24.

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Hello Dave and Geoff, thanks for your input re my query. The info you have found for me re George (1833-1917) ties in with info I already have with regard to him being in the Royal Navy and I have his record of ships he served on. I have been on Scotland's People which is where I got his marriage certificate but that only states parents names and not whether they were still alive in 1858 at the time of his marriage. George changed the spelling to Hannen (as was my maiden name) as you are aware transcribers documented names as they thought, so variants are Hannon, Hannan and Hannen. A lot of Hannans (and variants) were of Irish descent. National Archives haven't thrown up any clues. Did my DNA through Ancestry, which was interesting, found out shed loads of info on my mum's side going back as far as early 1600s but Hugh Hannan and wife Mary Jago remain elusive. Thanks once again for your help. I'll update as and when I find out any more. 👍

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