Entries by Frank Lawler

McMinnville Scottish Festival looking for volunteers

We recently received notice that the Celtic Heritage Alliance (CHA) is seeking volunteers for the McMinnville Scottish Festival to be held June 9-10, 2018 in McMinnville, Oregon. Click for more information Or if you are interested in simply attending,  tickets are available at the McMinnville Scottish Festival website: www.macscottishfest.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Greetings Hanna/y/h/ey cousins, with a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those of us who trace our ultimate Sorbie lineage back through an Irish branch.  Interested in finding out more about your Scots-Irish connections?  Here are some resources to get you started… Hanna of the Close (by our Clan Genealogist Keith Hanna) Intertwined Roots, a review […]

The Hannahs of Hannahfield

Miss Margaret Hudson originally produced this Historical Paper in 1974 It sounds like the title of an old Anna Neagle film or a novel by Thomas Armstrong. In fact, there was really only one Hannah of Hannahfield, and this paper is as much an attempt to show the fascination of tracing family history, as it […]

A Hannay recollection of Drummaston, Whithorn from 1896

Eighty Years Ago, “and on” by Mrs Marjorie Hannay Meredith, Cones Cottage, 88 Old Woking Road, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey – circa 1975 This is a little tribute to Galloway, my Grandmother’s home county – her Drumaston [Drummaston] home at Whithorn. I was born in Dover in February 1896 – a very unpromising baby! Even […]

Migration to ClanHannay.org

As many members have likely noticed, over the past month we have been migrating users from our existing site clanhannay.com to our new site clanhannay.org.  This is happening in batches, not all at once.  So if you are a member and you haven’t gotten your migration email, it is likely that we haven’t gotten to […]

Clan stars in international showcase of Scotland

From the Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press August 24, 2017 WIGTOWNSHIRE was represented on Monday at the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Each performance of the Edinburgh tattoo started with a parade of two or three Scottish clans. Fifty-seven clans are represented across 25 performances, with Clan Hannay appearing on Monday with the Buchanans […]

A Hannay Bibliography

Looking for books about the family?  The following are among the sources used in the upcoming fourth edition of The Hannays of Sorbie: Agnew, Andrew, Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway, Edinburgh, 1893 (Vol. I)(Vol. II) Agnew, Robert Vans, Correspondence of Sir Patrick Vaus of Barnbarroch, Knight, Ayr and Galloway Archaeological Association, 1887 Anderson, William, Scottish Nation, Edinburgh, […]