Person:Hannah May (3)

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Hannah May
m. 28 Feb 1860
  1. William May1861 - 1911
  2. Kate May1863 - 1877
  3. Frank May1864 - 1886
  4. Amos May1866 - 1866
  5. Maude May1867 - 1941
  6. Elizabeth Mary May1870 - 1931
  7. Annie May1872 - 1953
  8. Hannah Mayabt 1874 - 1931
  • WHannah Mayabt 1874 - 1931
  1. Elsie May1897 -
m. 1903
  1. Kathleen Mary Williams1904 - 1923
  2. Beatrice Maria Williams1905 - 1974
Facts and Events
Name Hannah May
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1874 Plymouth, Devon, England
Census[1] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England10 John Street
Census[2] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, England10 John Street
Census[3] 31 Mar 1901 Plymouth, Devon, England19 John Street
Marriage 1903 Plymouth, Devon, Englandto Joseph Williams
Death[5] 1931 Plymouth, Devon, England

Hannah May was born in about 1874 at Plymouth in Devon, daughter of Ann May, formerly Hutchings, and her husband William May, a publican, grocer and hauler. Hannah appears in the 1881 census living with her parents, siblings and maternal grandfather at 10 John Street in Plymouth. They were still there ten years later in the 1891 census, although all Hannah's older siblings had left home by then.

In 1897 Hannah has a daughter named Elsie. The 1901 census finds Hannah and Elsie living with Hannah's parents at 19 John Street (which was probably the same building as 10 John Street from ten years earlier but renumbered).

In 1903 Hannah married a dockyard labourer named Joseph Williams. They lived in Stonehouse and had several children together, although it is hard to be sure precisely how many; in the 1911 census Joseph said they had had six children three of whom had died, but it is not clear whether he was counting Elsie or not in that number. There are also some other children called Williams with mother's maiden name May born after 1911 which may belong to Joseph and Hannah, but equally there appear to have been other Williams / May couples. Hannah was not at home on census night; she may have been the 34 year old Hannah Williams from Plymouth who was in hospital in Devonport on census night, but it is hard to be sure - that Hannah said she had had four children, which does not match what Joseph said on the same census night.

Hannah's mother Ann died in 1910 in Devonport. Her father died three years later in 1913.

Hannah's daughter Kathleen appears to have died aged 19 in 1923.

Hannah died in 1931 in Plymouth, aged 57. Joseph outlived her by 12 years.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2194; Folio 7; Page 19, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 10 John Street, Plymouth, Devon
    William May, head, married, male, 45 [1835/6], Publican & Hauler, b. Tiverton, Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 45 [1835/6], Publican's Wife, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    William May, son, unmarried, male, 20 [1860/1], Compositer Printer (unemployed), b. Devonport, Devon
    Frank May, son, male, 16 [1864/5], b. Plymouth, Devon, Imbecile
    Maud May, daughter, female, 13 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elizabeth M. May, daughter, female, 11 [1869/70], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Annie May, daughter, female, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Hannah May, daughter, female, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Edmund Hutchings, father, widower, 70 [1810/1], Gardener, b. Crewkerne, Somerset

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1726; Folio 14; Page 21, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 10 John Street, Plymouth (Charles), Devon
    4 rooms occupied
    William May, head, married, male, 55 [1835/6], Shop Keeper & General Laborer, employed, b. Cullompton, Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 56 [1834/5], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Hannah May, daughter, single, female, 17 [1873/4], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Edmund Hutchings, boarder, widower, male, 80 [1810/11], Gardener, worker, b. Crewkerne, Somerset

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2103; Folio 11; Page 13, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 19 John Street (General dealer shop), Plymouth, Devon
    3 rooms occupied
    William May, head, married, male, 64 [1836/7], Beer retailer & grocer, own account, b. Bradnick [sic], Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 65 [1835/6], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    Anna May, daughter, single, female, 25 [1875/6], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elsie May, daughter, female, 3 [1897/8], b. Plymouth, Devon

  4.   General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 13026, 2 Apr 1911, Questionable quality.

    Address: Royal Albert Hospital & Eye Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Devonport, Devon
    Many staff and patients, including:
    Hannah Williams, Patient, female, 34 [1876/7], married 11 years, 4 children born alive, 4 children still living, b. Plymouth, Devon

    This appears to be the only Hannah Williams of the right age to be the wife of Joseph Williams (whose wife was not at home on census night) but the number of children reported does not tally with what Joseph said.

  5. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Hannah WILLIAMS, December Quarter 1931, Plymouth Registration District, Volume 5b, page 388, aged 57 [1873/4]