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Martha HANNAGAN (1807?-1891)

Martha HANNAGAN1,2 (known as 'Matty'), daughter of Unknown (M) HANNAGAN ( - ) and Unknown (F) HARRINGTON ( - ), was born in 1807 (calculated) in Londonderry, Derry in Ireland. Martha has generally been known as HARRINGTON/HANNAGAN, as per the convict records, marriage certificates, etc. However on her death certificate, her eldest son George, then aged 54, indicates that her father's name was HANNAGAN. On this basis, she is recorded here as HANNAGAN and the name HANNAGAN has been assigned to her father with HARRINGTON assigned to her mother. It should also be noted that on her daughter Elizabeth Mary JONES nee HILL's death certificate, her name is shown as Martha BROWN by Elizabeth's grand-daughter Martha MORGAN but this is probably incorrect.3,4,5 Her relationship to Ellen is Paternal Great (x2) Grandmother. Matty was a follower of the Catholic faith .6

On 26 March 1826 Matty was described as 5ft 0in tall; ruddy to fair complexion; dark brown hair and hazel eyes; raised mole on corner of right eye and a hairy mole on the right cheek .7 She was convicted on 26 March 1826 in Londonderry, Ireland. She was convicted of shoplifting and sentenced to 7 years. She had been convicted on two former occasions.8

she migrated from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, NSW arriving on 2 February 1827. She came to Australia, as part of her sentence, on the convict transport "The Brothers" (2) which departed on 3 October 1826.9

Matty married Samuel HILL on 2 June 1828 at the Cathedral Church of St John in Parramatta, NSW. Still being a convict, Mattie was married with the Governor's approval.10 She was granted her Certificate of Freedom No. 33/1277 on 9 November 1833.11

she and Samuel HILL lived at 3 Albert St in Parramatta. They probably lived most of their married lives at this address. Samuel's headstone indicates that he was "67 years resident in Parramatta".4,12

she died (aged 84) on 20 November 1891 at 3 Albert St in Parramatta. The cause was debility; duration 6 months. The Medical Attendant was Jas KEARNEY who last saw her on 19 November 1891.4,13 She was buried on 22 November 1891 in Grave No 954 of the Old Church of England section of Rookwood cemetery in Lidcombe, NSW.13,14

 

Samuel HILL1,15 (known as 'Sam') was the son of John HILL ( - ) and Susannah SAVERRY ( - ). He and Martha HANNAGAN had the following children:

 

John HILL (1829-1829)

Samuel HILL (1831-1867)

William HILL (1832-1866)

John HILL (1834-1883)

Susannah HILL (1835- )

George HILL (1837-1923)

Thomas HILL (1839-1909)

Martha HILL (1841-1920)

Eliza Jane HILL (1843-1928)

Henry Andrew HILL (1845-1920)

Joseph HILL (1847-1930)

Elizabeth Mary HILL (1849-1941)

Citations

1{S0018}, Certificate - Baptism : HILL, Elizabeth Mary (0055). Custom Id: 1017 / Vol.34A. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
2{S0238}, Researcher : General. Custom Id: SUB027. Cit. Date: 4 March 2013. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "I was unable to trace Martha as the marriage certificate for James Joseph Garland and Martha Hill showed Martha’s parents as Samuel Hill and Martha Flanagan. Joseph Hill and Elizabeth May Hill are shown as witnesses."
This raises the possibility that Hannagan might be Flanagan
3{S0057}, Bond/Indents Extract : HARRINGTON/HANNAGAN, Martha (known as Matty) (0070) (Entry from the Bond Indents of The Principal Superintendent of Convicts 1827 (4/4102) PP 1 - 58.). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: "Native Place : Londonderry"
Another source (since lost) gives her birth place as Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
4{S0140}, Headstone : HILL, Samuel (0069) - HILL (nee HANNAGAN/HARRINGTON) (0070). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
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Extract of Samuel and Martha Hill's headstone at Rookwood

5{S0334}, Certificate - Death : HILL (nee HANNAGAN) (k/a HARRINGTON), Martha (0070). Custom Id: NSW 12337 / 1891. Cit. Date: 10 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: "Age 85 years" = Birth 1806/1807
"Native Place : Londonderry"
6{S0057}, Bond/Indents Extract : HARRINGTON/HANNAGAN, Martha (known as Matty) (0070) (Entry from the Bond Indents of The Principal Superintendent of Convicts 1827 (4/4102) PP 1 - 58.). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
7{S0057}, Bond/Indents Extract : HARRINGTON/HANNAGAN, Martha (known as Matty) (0070) (Entry from the Bond Indents of The Principal Superintendent of Convicts 1827 (4/4102) PP 1 - 58.). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
8{S0298}, Certificate of Freedom 33 / 1277 : HANNAGAN (HARRINGTON), Martha (0070). Custom Id: COF 33 / 1277. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
As per the Muster Roll
9{S0056}, Certificate - Marriage : HILL, Samuel (0069) and HARRINGTON/HANNAGAN, Martha (Matty) (0070). Custom Id: NSW 131 / 1828 (Page 33). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
10{S0056}, Certificate - Marriage : HILL, Samuel (0069) and HARRINGTON/HANNAGAN, Martha (Matty) (0070). Custom Id: NSW 131 / 1828 (Page 33). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Reference no : 131 / 1828
11{S0298}, Certificate of Freedom 33 / 1277 : HANNAGAN (HARRINGTON), Martha (0070). Custom Id: COF 33 / 1277. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
12{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Questionable.
Speculative
13{S0334}, Certificate - Death : HILL (nee HANNAGAN) (k/a HARRINGTON), Martha (0070). Custom Id: NSW 12337 / 1891. Cit. Date: 10 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
14{S0371}, Cemetery : Rookwood (Search http://rookwoodcemetery.com.au/). Cit. Date: 28 September 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
15{S0263}, Interview : STRACHAN, Evelyn (0000) (Step sister of JONES, Roy Heath (0019)). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014