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hannah Report 12 Feb 2013 10:09

I did think that 18 was a huge number of children! A lady did approach us last year on here saying her father was one of the "un explained children" and that he was left with his father as hannah left them, (this was somewhere is surrey i think?) between that 1919 and 1928 period.. if it was just her that i would probably ignore it but it seems to be a huge family trait.. having unexplained children and leaving them seems all the women have done it, and everythings a huge secret. crazy family lol :-)


Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 09:56

The only appreciable 'gap' in the children of the marriage to Minnell is between 1919 and 1928

The idea that she had 18 simply doesn't seem feasible...........the maths doesn't work.


Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 09:53

Born in 1887, her child-bearing years would have been virtually over by the time her first husband died, so any children other than those you have found must have been born out of wedlock.

The second and subsequent marriages are all in her previous married name(s).

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: George E Rowe
Spouse Surname: Minnell
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1939
Registration district: Portsmouth
Inferred County: Southampton
Volume Number: 2b
Page Number: 1670
Find Spouse: Find Spouse

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: Robert P Ross
Spouse Surname: Rowe
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1951
Registration district: Portsmouth
Inferred County: Southampton
Volume Number: 6b
Page Number: 1289
Find Spouse: Find Spouse

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: Hannah M Ross
Spouse Surname: Jefferyes
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1966
Registration district: Portsmouth
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume Number: 6b
Page Number: 1180
Find Spouse: Find Spouse

Don't take too much notice of 'rumour' is often just that, and quite often malicious.


hannah Report 12 Feb 2013 09:47

Ah I did wonder that, but also been called hannah myself ive never heard of it. So maybe that is her then.. still have a long way to go :-D


Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 09:40

Annie is a commonly -used diminutive for Hannah.........

Mike *

Mike * Report 12 Feb 2013 09:37

Hannah/Annie was quite often interchangable


hannah Report 12 Feb 2013 09:31

In need of some real help!! Ive hit a wall with an ancestor of mine and i cant seem to find any info anywhere!
HANNAH MARIA HUGHES born 1887 in Gosport Hants.
Married GEORGE SAMUEL MINNELL( d.o.b 1880) in 1908 portsmouth.

this is where it gets weird..
in the 1911 census the only GEORGE MINNELL i can find is living in HAYLING ISLAND (which is only 14 miles away from portsmouth) as a boarder with a ANNIE MINNELL born in 1886 in GOSPORT? married 2 years..(all seems to add up expect her name has changed from hannah to annie?) they have 1 living child WINIFRED MINNELL born 1910 in HAYLING ISLAND...

From there it gets pretty easy again they go on to have another 4 children..
GEORGE S MINNELL born 1913 and died 1913 portsmouth
VIOLET M MINNELL born 1914 portsmouth
WINIFRED MINNELL born 1917 Mile end old town LONDON??
(what were they doing in london??)
Winifred died in 1933 in SOUTHAMPTON.
JOSEPHINE P MINNELL born 1919 portsmouth died 2006.
MAGDALINE MARY MINNELL born 1928 still living..

and HANNAH MARIA HUGHES went on to marry another 3 times to as in order..
GEORGE E ROWE in 1939 in portsmouth George died in 1948
ROBERT P ROSS in 1951 in portsmouth Robert died in 1963
WILLIAM C JEFFERYES in 1966 in portsmouth William died in 1980

There is alot of rumour in the family that hannah used diffrent names, had alot more husbands than what i have here, and was a biggamist? she is also led to believe that she had ALOT more children ive heard 18? before.. As you can see im really stuck and if anyone has any information or can help me it would be much appriciated thankyou
Hannah :-D