My branch of the Dalwood Hanns

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 In 1540 a Henry Hanne is recorded as reeve of the small village of Dalwood, then in Dorset, now in Devon.  Two years later, in the Muster Roll of 1542, there is a Hen. Hane (bowman and only person with their own armour).  It is probably from Henry that the west Dorset Hanns descended, through varied surnames of Han, Hann, Hanne, Hand and Hande to the John Hanne who made his will in Dalwood in 1693


born ca 1620 in Dalwood, Dorset (now in Devon) - probably son of Thomas Hand (1593-after 1667) married 10 Feb 1648 at St Michael and All Angel's, Stockland, Dorset (now in Devon) to Mary Newbery, died 1693? in Dalwood, Dorset

JOHN HANN (yeoman)
born ca 1655 in Dalwood, Dorset
married 30 Jun 1680 at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset to Mary Roper (? - 1690), married 25 April 1693 at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset to Mary Turner (? - 1750), died 26 May 1730 in Stoke Abbott, Dorset (buried at St Peter's, Dalwood)

christened 9 April 1710 at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset, married 3 Sep 1749 at St Mary's, Netherbury, Dorset to Jane Symes (? - 1765),
married at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott 14 Oct 1766 to Mary Taylor (widow) née Hill (? - 1785), buried 21 February 1790 at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset

christened 22 Jul 1755 at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset, married 4 Dec 1798 St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset to Ann Kerslake (ca 1761 - 1824), buried 29 Dec 1833 at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset

JOSEPH HANN (labourer)
christened 21 Apr 1805 at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset, married 24 Nov 1832 at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset to Charlotte Vincent (ca 1806 - 1833), married 11 May 1834 at St Mary of the Annunciation, Beaminster, Dorset to Sarah Marsh (ca 1815 - 1883), buried 28 Oct 1876 at Holy Trinity, Beaminster, Dorset

DAVID HANN (coachman)
born 16 Sep 1845 in Netherhay, Broadwindsor, Dorset, christened 14 Dec 1845 in St John the Baptist Church, Broadwindsor, Dorset?, married 29 Apr 1874 at St Mary the Virgin, Netherbury, Dorset to Mary Tizzard (1847 - 1928), died 23 April 1928 in Shirley, Southampton (buried at Hollybrook Cemetery, Shirley)

JAMES HENRY HANN (chauffeur/gardener)
born 19 Jan 1878 in Netherbury, Dorset, married 1908 at Holy Trinity, Blendworth, Hampshire to Emma Catchlove (1885 - 1976), died 26 Feb 1967 at Salisbury Villas, Rownhams, Hampshire (buried at St John the Evangelist, Rownhams)

ARTHUR JOHN 'Jack' HANN (civil servant - Post Office, later BT)
born 9 Oct 1920 in Rownhams, Hampshire, married 10 Apr 1946 at St Andrew's, Southgate, London to Gladys Lillian Dean (1926 - 1979), married 31 Aug 1980 at Merton Register Office, Morden, London to Coleen Alberta 'Sally' Jenner née Grant, died 23 Sep 1984 at Hotel Bahia Parque, Los Realjos, Tenerife (ashes buried at St John the Evangelist, Rownhams)


"Jim" (Ronald James) is the son of Alfred Edgar "Ted" Hann (1882 Shirley, Southampton - 1963 Shirley, Southampton) and Hetty Catchlove.
"Nipper" (Charles Harry), "Jack" (Arthur John), "Lofty" (Ralph Eric Gordon) and "Phil" (Edmund Philip) were the sons of his elder brother James He
nry "Harry" Hann (1878 Netherbury, Dorset - 1967 Rownhams, Hants) and Hetty's sister Emma Catchlove. 

More about Jack's war years       More about the Catchloves

Granddad and his siblings


George Frederick Hann

James Henry Hann

 Florence Emily Hann

Alfred Edgar Hann

Margaret Alice Hann

1876 Netherbury, Dorset

1878 Netherbury, Dorset

1880 Shirley, Southampton

1882 Shirley, Southampton

1888 Shirley, Southampton

1956 Shirley, Southampton

1967 Rownhams, Hants 

1962 Erith, Kent

1963 Shirley, Southampton

1981 Shirley, Southampton?



During the Great  War 

 George Frederick served with 10th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment which became 158 Company, Labour Corps.   He then served with a number of other Labour Corps Companies

James Henry initially with 2 Water Tank Company (718 MT Company), Army Service Corps around Ieper/Ypres,          then as a petrol tanker driver with 1040 MT Company, Army Service Corps in Egypt

Alfred Edgar with the Royal Garrison Artillery (unit unknown)

Charles Arthur with D Company, 1/5th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment in India, Burma and Pakistan


Charles Arthur Hann

1886 Shirley, Southampton

1957 Ashurst, Hampshire





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