Entries by Frank Lawler

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, […]

Long Before the Hannays

The lands near Kirkdale House, where the lairds of the clan have resided since the 1700s, are home to two ancient stone cairns: Cairnholy I, a chambered cairn dating back to 3000-2000 BC, consisting of several uprights set in a semi-circle. StonePages.com has a great, interactive 360-degree view of it (may require you to install […]