Entries by Frank Lawler

1962 Gathering

Here’s a picture from a 1962 Gathering of the Clan Hanna, held at Castle Lauriston, Edinburgh, on September 8, 1962 (from L – R in small group) – (sitting) Mrs Dorothea Hannah (88L), Mrs Betty Hannah (304L). (standing) Robert Hanna Montgomery (8L Ulster), Robert Hannah (43L Edinburgh), Pat Hanna (1L Australia), John Hannah (47L Hon. […]

Painting of Sir Samuel Hannay, 4th Baronet of Mochrum

The Lane Fine Art Gallery in London listed an oil painting which seems to portray Sir Samuel Hannay in the foreground, along with Kirkdale House in the distance. The description of the work is as follows: Portrait of an officer with his dark bay charger, here identified as Sir Samuel Hannay of the 2nd Life Guards outside […]

Clan Hannay Society Calendar 2018

We produced a calendar for 2017, which was sold this year; at the Clan Gathering, to members visiting Sorbie Tower and via website and e-mail orders.  The proceeds from sales were donated to the Sorbie Tower Restoration Fund. We are intending to produce a calendar for 2018.  The aim is to have these available for […]

On the Trail of Alston Hannay

Alston Hannay was the son of George Hannay (born 1790) and Isabella McConnell (born 1827) of Drumaston (also spelled Drummaston), near Whithorn. According to Stewart Francis, author of The Hannays of Sorbie¸on page 186 of the second (1977) edition. “Alston went to Australia where he married and became a successful business man. He eventually became […]

The Most Reverend Thomas Hannay (1887-1970)

Thomas Hannay was the head of the Episcopal church of Scotland from 1952 to 1962. Born in Liverpool in 1887, he was educated at the University of Liverpool and Queens’ College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge, he developed a strong interest in missionary work in Africa.  After ordination in 1910, he spent time as a curate in […]

Marcus Alonzo (Mark) Hanna

Marcus Alonzo Hanna was an American capitalist and politician, b. New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Ohio. He attended Western Reserve College for a short time, then entered his father’s wholesale grocery and commission business at Cleveland in 1858. He became a partner in 1862 and rapidly developed as a characteristic American capitalist of the Gilded Age. […]

Robert Hannay, 1st Baronet of Mochrum

Sir Robert Hannay, 1st Baronet of Mochrum, was the son of Alexander Hannay of Sorbie. He served in Ireland receiving a land grand on the Longford Plantation, and acting as Quartermaster-General to Sir Charles Coote.   James VI/I created him 1st Baronet Hannay, of Mochrum, co. Kirkcudbright, in 1629. His wife Jane Stewart died in 1662.  Hannay himself […]