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From: "Tony & Lynda Langham" <>
Subject: Re: Hanna or Anna
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 20:56:56 +1100
>I seeking the advice of a Manchester area native.
You have one right here!!
>When a girl is christened/baptized with the forename/given
>name of "Hanna" could she or would she ever be
>identified or called Anna and then Annie.
>The Manchurian accent is some times know for dropping
>the "Hs" when they appear as the first letter in a world.
Yes, some of us have been known to drop our "Hs" but we are Mancunians not
>I have a 1881 Census entry that fits my Shingler in Eccles, research
>except for the entry showing the oldest child with the initials H.M.
>The oldest member of my family said she had an Aunt "Annie" and then went
>to name the other children born to Edward Shingler which are named in the
>census report. There is the possibility that the "H.M." passed away before
>my relative was acquainted with her aunts and uncles.
My money is on it being one and the same person. Have you checked the GRO
birth indexes for that approximate year to see if there was a birth
registered in the stated district?? It shouldn't be too difficult with a
surname like Shingler and if she was born in Eccles then the registration
district will probably be Barton in Irwell.
Hope this helps.
.Tony & Lynda Langham
Gold Coast, Australia