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From: "Frank Lyn" <>
Subject: [ZA-IB] HANNAH family, Malmesbury
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:11:07 +0200
Thomas and Helen HANNAH (Helen's maiden name was WALLER) arrived in the Cape
Colony from Bristol, England, between 1842 and 1844. They were accompanied
by 4 known children:
Charles Edward, b. 1835, Bristol.
Eliza Fullerton, b. 1837, Bristol.
Catherine Esther, b. 1840, England (presumed Bristol)
Helen, b. 1842, Bristol.
The family settled in the Malmesbury District, Western Cape, where a further
3 children were born:
Thomas, b. 1844, Malmesbury.
James, b. 1848, Malmesbury.
Mary, b. 1849, Malmesbury. (My g.grandmother)
The HANNAHs must have landed with assets. Within a couple of years of
arrival Thomas owned several properties which were being let to tenants.
Before 1856 - when he was declared insolvent - he was a General Dealer in
Malmesbury. There are numerous records in the Cape Town Archives of Thomas's
financial misadventures between 1850 and 1872. I've accounted for the
births, marriages and deaths of all the children (the death of Catherine
Esther still eludes me) yet I can find no record of the death of Thomas
HANNAH senior or of his wife Helen nee WALLER. Did they return to the UK,
old, impoverished and disillusioned? What became of them?
Any leads, clues or suggestions very welcome.
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