Robert Campbell Hannah
Robert Hannah
(Cal 1770-Between 1841/1858)
Mary Orr
(Cal 1770-Between 1841/1858)
John Hannah
(Cal 1809-1858)
Jessie Blackwood McPhee
(Cal 1829-After 1901)
Robert Campbell Hannah
(Cal 1851-1929)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Campbell Wilson

2. Ella Clarice Walter

Robert Campbell Hannah

  • Born: Cal 1851, Girvan, Ayrshire 3
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Campbell Wilson on 22 Dec 1874 in "Clachanton", Colmonell, Ayrshire 1
  • Marriage (2): Ella Clarice Walter in Mar 1917 in Kensington (Reg) 2
  • Died: 20 Aug 1929, Lilydale, Victoria 4
  • Buried: 22 Aug 1929, Donald, Cemetery 4
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  General Notes:

from The Cyclopedia of Victoria, 1890 -
"Born in Girvan, Scotland, in 1851, Mr Hannah comes from an old family of landed proprietors in that part of the country. He was educated at the famous Ayr Academy and was afterwards brought up to agricultural pursuits in his native place. In 1887 he disposed of his estate of Auchinvale in Ayrshire and came out to Victoria and after a stay of some twelve months in Melbourne purchased his present prosperous business in Donald with which place he has been ever since identified. ..... He is an active supporter of racing and is president of the Donald Racing Club. One of his horses, Dewdrop, has won many races throughout the country dsitricts."

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  Chronology:

He worked as an Ironmonger's Assistant in 1871 and resided at Dalrymple Street, Girvan. 5

He worked as a Landed Proprietor in Dec 1874 and resided at Auchinvale, Ayrshire. 1

He worked as an Income from Land in 1881 and resided at Main Street, Colmonell, Ayrshire. 6

Witness: at wedding of Alfred Shaw & Margaret Wilson, 11 Nov 1886, "Stratheard", Crouch End, London. 7

He immigrated on the Shannon arriving in Jan 1888 to Victoria. 8 9 10

He worked as a Storekeeper in Jul 1889 and resided at Donald, Victoria. 11

He worked as a Storekeeper in 1903 and resided at Donald, Victoria. 12

He worked as an Independent Means in 1914 and resided at Donald, Victoria. 12

He worked as a Gentleman in 1929. 4


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Robert married Elizabeth Campbell Wilson, daughter of Dr. William Wilson and Margaret Doig, on 22 Dec 1874 in "Clachanton", Colmonell, Ayrshire.1 (Elizabeth Campbell Wilson was born on 1 Apr 1851 in Scotland 13 14 and died in 1915 in Donald, Victoria 15.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Clacanton" was Elizabeth's father's home.
The witnesses of the marriage were M. S. Wilson and William Wright.

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Robert next married Ella Clarice Walter, daughter of John Charles Walter and Ann Christianna Cresswell, in Mar 1917 in Kensington (Reg).2 (Ella Clarice Walter was born in 1876 in Kew, Melbourne and died in 1954 in Hawthorn, Victoria 16.)


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1 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Marriage.

2 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales, www.freebmd.org.uk, Marriages Mar 1917
Hannah Robert C Walter Kensington 1a262
Walter Ella C Hannah Kensington 1a262.

3 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1881C.

4 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Death.

5 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1871C. 1871 Scotland Census
Name: Robt C Hannah
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Relationship: Son
Mother's Name: Jessie B
Gender: Male
Where born: Girvan, Ayrshire
Registration Number: 594
Registration district: Girvan
Civil Parish: Girvan
Town: Girvan
County: Ayrshire
Address: Dalrymple St
Occupation: Ironmongers Assistant
ED: 7
Household schedule number: 19
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1871_110
Household Members: Name Age
Jessie B Hannah 40
Robt C Hannah 19
Jessie McFee 45
Jessie Murdoch 16.

6 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1881C. 1881 Scotland Census
Name: Robert C Hannah
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Elizabeth C
Gender: Male
Where born: Ayrshire, Girvan
Registration Number: 582/1
Registration district: Colmonell
Civil Parish: Colmonell
County: Ayrshire
Address: Main Street
Occupation: Income From Land
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 3
Line: 11
Roll: cssct1881_181
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth C Hannah 28
Jessie Blackwood Hannah 3
John Hannah 1
Robert C Hannah 28
Williamina Wilson Hannah 5
Jane Templeton 17.

7 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Marriage AHS&MSW 1886.

8 Public Records Office - Victoria, http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/, If we exclude Alice who was in Scotland in 1891and M Hannah on the different page we have the right number of people below but the ages esp. of the parents don't match. Note that Elizabeth's 1915 obituary said she arrived by the Shannon in 1887 and these were the only Hannahs to arrive on the Shannon.
Index to Unassisted Immigration
Family Name First Name Age Month Year Ship Port Fiche Page
HANNAH ---- CHILD WITH 7 JAN 1888 SHANNON B 492 002
HANNAH ---- CHILD WITH 11 JAN 1888 SHANNON B 492 002
HANNAH M MR 42 JAN 1888 SHANNON B 492 004
HANNAH ---- CHILD WITH 11 JAN 1888 SHANNON B 492 002
HANNAH ---- MRS 48 JAN 1888 SHANNON B 492 002
HANNAH ---- CHILD WITH 9 JAN 1888 SHANNON B 492 002
HANNAH ---- MR 50 JAN 1888 SHANNON B 492 002.

9 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Death 1929 - "31 Years in Victoria".

10 Donald District Archives, Email Oct 2008. "R.C. Hannah came to Donald in 1889, the year after he arrived in Australia from Scotland with his wife and family, and established a general store.".

11 Donald District Archives, Special Notice Donald Express 5/7/1889.

12 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, Aust Electoral Rolls.

13 Web (Misc), Anne Burton Email.

14 Scotland's People - Index, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 01/04/1851 WILSON ELIZABETH CAMPB WILLIAM WILSON/MARGARET DOEG FR186 F Colmonell /AYR 582/ 0020 0076.

15 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Family Name:
HANNAH
Given Name(s):
Lizzie Campbell
Sex:
Unknown
Event:
DEATH
Father's Name:
Wilson Wm
Mother's Name:
DOIG - Margaret
Spouse's Family Name:
Spouse's Given Name(s):
Age:
63
Birth Place:
Death Place:
Donald
Registration Year:
1915
Registration Number:
1170
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16 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Death.
Family Name: HANNAH
Given Name(s): Ella Clarice
Sex: Unknown
Event: DEATH
Father's Name: Walter John Ch
Mother's Name: CRESSWELL - Jessie Chr
Spouse's Family Name:
Spouse's Given Name(s):
Age: 78
Birth Place:
Death Place: Hawt
Registration Year: 1954
Registration Number: 3623.