Mary Hanham1

(circa April 1778 - December 1835)
FatherJohn Hanham2 (say 1750 - )
MotherAnn Rawlins2 (say 1755 - )
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Mary Hanham was born cir. Apr 1778 Sutton Montis, SOM, ENG.2 She was baptized on 19 Apr 1778 Sutton Montis, SOM; entry reads 1778 Mary the Daughter John Hannam and Ann his Wife Was Baptized April ye 19th.2
     Mary Hanham married William Gibson, son of John Gipson, on 2 Apr 1804 Sutton Montis, SOM, Two successive entries: Banns of Marriage between William Gibson and Mary Hanham b.o.t.p. were published in this Church on Sunday the 12th of February, on Sunday the 19th Do & on Sunday the 26th Do 1804 by J Palmer, Rector

William Gibson & Mary Hanham b.o.t.p. were married in this Church by Banns this second Day of April in the year our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and four by me Mr J Palmer Rector.
This marriage was solemnized between us: X the marks of Wm Gibson & Mary Hanham
In the presence of John Hannam, X the mark of John Gould

John Hannam witnessed the prior marriage (Samuel Day & Edith Chamberlain, 8 Dec 1803) along with Elizabeth X her mark Hannam
And also that of John Hayes & Elizabeth Hanham, 30 Dec 1806 (X their marks), wit. John Hannam & Harriet Benton
And the next, with X the mark of Wm Hammond on 3 Aug 1808 between John Lamb of Corton Denham and Mary Weldress (in body of doc and Mary Watness in X her mark.)1
     Mary Hanham died in Dec 1835 Queen Camel, SOM, ENG.3 She was buried on 24 Dec 1835 Queen Camel, SOM, entry shows Mary GIBSON as 58, abode Queen Camel.3
     When her daughter, Jane Andrews nee Gibson died, the informant for the death did not know Jane's mother's maiden name, but given dtr Jane's marr. cert also did not have a father listed, I assumed for years that she was the illegitimate dtr of a Jane Gibson.
Roll forward to Oct 2017 and it is now believed Jane's mother is actually a Mary Hanham, thanks to a flurry of research back in May (2017) that identified her as a candidate, and Oct saw turn into reality thanks to DNA matches (http://lornahen.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-lazy-vicar.html refers)

The icing on the cake would be further confirmation by way of a mitochondrial DNA match to the already tested direct female line descendant of Mary's daughter Jane.
Would love to hear from anyone who would like to help - eg sharing research on the family to find a candidate, or if a direct female line descendant themselves, being willing to do DNA test (FamilyTreeDNA - mtDNA plus for preference.)4,5

Names

     Mary Hanham was also known as Jane Gibson now (Oct 2017) believed to be either incorrect info from informant or clerical error by Registrar, after all, Jane was 94 when she died in 1906, and her mother had died back in 1835.4,5 As of 1778, Mary Hanham was also known as Mary Hannam.6

External links

     Https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hanham-69.7
     Mary Hanham belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

William Gipson (cir. Apr 1776 - Nov 1860)
Children
  • Elizabeth Gipson8 (cir. Nov 1805 - )
  • John Gipson9 (cir. Nov 1807 - )
  • Ann Gipson10 (cir. Feb 1810 - )
  • Jane Gibson (J)+ (Apr 1812 - Dec 1906); (although it does seem rather more likely that Jane was the illeg. dtr of a Jane GIBSON)11
  • Jane Gibson (J)+12 (Apr 1812 - Dec 1906)
  • John Gipson13 (cir. Feb 1815 - Dec 1904)
  • William Gibson14 (cir. Jul 1817 - )
  • Elizabeth Gipson (cir. Jan 1820 - )
  • Sarah Gibson13 (cir. Sep 1822 - bet. Mar 1915 - Jun 1915)
  • Mary Gipson (cir. 1826 - bet. Mar 1910 - Jun 1910)
ChartsMy pedigree chart (#1)
My pedigree chart (#2)
Ancestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Maternal ancestors of Lorna

My Somerset ancestors

Last Edited13 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. Via Ancestry.com, Somerset, ENG: Parish Registers: Marr. 2 Apr 1804 William GIBSON & Mary HANHAM, Sutton Montis, SOM, copy d/loaded Sep 2017.
  2. Parish Registers: Somerset, England (published), Bap. 19 Apr 1778 Mary d/o John & Ann HANHAM, Sutton Montis, SOM, extracted Sep 2017.
  3. Parish Registers: Somerset, England (published), Bur. 24 Dec 1835 Mary GIPSON, aged 58, Queen Camel, SOM, copy d/loaded Sep 2017.
  4. Jane ANDREWS nee GIBSON (18), DC ANDREWS, Jane nee GIBSON, 1906, p/copy held.
  5. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2017.
  6. Parish Registers: Somerset, England (published), Bap. 19 Apr 1778 Mary d/o John & Ann HANNAM, Sutton Montis, SOM, extracted Sep 2017.
  7. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hanham-69, uploaded Oct 2017.
  8. Parish Registers: Somerset, England (published), Bap. 3 Nov 1805 Elizabeth d/o Wm & Mary GIPSON, Queen Camel, SOM, copy d/loaded Sep 2017.
  9. Parish Registers: Somerset, England (published), Bap. 29 Nov 1807 John s/o William & Mary GIPSON, Queen Camel, SOM, copy d/loaded Sep 2017.
  10. Parish Registers: Somerset, England (published), Bap. 25 Feb 1810 Ann d/o Wm & Mary GIPSON, Queen Camel, SOM, copy d/loaded Sep 2017.
  11. Jane ANDREWS nee GIBSON (18), DC ANDREWS, Jane nee GIBSON, 1906, P/copy of inspection copy dated Apr 1993 held, rcvd from Marie COX, Aug 1993.
  12. Parish Registers: Somerset, England (published), Bap. 19 Apr 1812 Jane d/o Wm & Mary GIPSON, Queen Camel, SOM, copy d/loaded Sep 2017.
  13. 1901 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Queen Camel, SOM, RG13//2303 Folio 115 ED 11 Pg 15 Sched. 126; hsehold of Mary HOBBS, extracted Sep 2017.
  14. Parish Registers: Somerset, England (published), Bap. 20 Jul 1817 William s/o Wm & Mary GIPSON, Queen Camel, SOM, copy d/loaded Sep 2017.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.