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O'CONNOR, Francis
(About 1800-)
BIGGLEY, Bridget
(About 1805-)
(About 1805-Before 1885)
(About 1810-Before 1885)
O'CONNOR, Michael
(About 1833-)
O'CONNOR, Hannah
(1868-After 1915)


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O'CONNOR, Hannah 2

  • Born: 16 September 1868, County Tyrone, Ireland 1 2
  • Marriage (1): DONNELLY, Owen on 30 May 1889 in RC Chapel, Cleland, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: After 30 December 1915 3 4

   Other names for Hannah were CONNOR, Hannah 2 5 and DONNELLY, Hannah.3 4 6 7

  General Notes:

Hannah Connor was recorded as a scholar in the census of 1881. She was 12 years of age, and had been born in Ireland. She lived with her family at 43 Omoa Square, Cleland, Lanarkshire.

In 1886, Hannah O'Connor was one of the witnesses at the marriage of her sister, Elizabeth, in Cleland.

The 1901 census for Shotts parish recorded Hannah Donnelly living with her husband and six children at Windeyedge Farm, Hareshaw Road, in the village of Cleland. Irish born, she was noted as 39 years of age, and caring for six children between the ages of 8 months and 11 years.

One of Hannah's grandsons remembers her with pride and affection:
"There is a story told that my granny Donnelly was a formidable woman who warned a man about ill treating his wife and one day she met his wife just after another beating and told her she would deal with it. When she met the husband she punched him hard and either knocked him down or gave him a black eye. She also advised his workmates what she had done and of course he got a hard time at work. His wife benefited from no further ill treatment. She was also the unofficial midwife in the village and I have spoken to villagers who have told me that their mothers had Hannah Donnelly in to help them during their birthing" 5 6 8 9

Hannah married Owen DONNELLY, son of James DONNELLY and Margaret DONNELLY, on 30 May 1889 in RC Chapel, Cleland, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 (Owen DONNELLY was born on 19 October 1860 in Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 and died in 1934 3 4.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was celebrated, after banns, according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church. Father John Hughes was the celebrant. The witnesses were John Hendry and Bridget Donnelly.

Owen Donnelly was a single man who worked as a coal miner. He was 25 years old, and of Auchinlee in Shotts parish. His father was deceased.

Hannah O'Connor was unmarried and aged 22 years. She was a brickfield worker who lived in Omoa Square in Cleland.

The marriage was registered on 1 June 1889 at Cleland, William Spence being the registrar.



1 GRO Scotland, Marriage West Dist Shotts 655/3 no 8 1889.

2 LDS Family Search, IGI.

3 GRO Scotland, Marriages 655/03 West Dist Shotts no 1 1915.

4 GRO Scotland, Deaths Motherwell & Wishaw 570 no 602 1983.

5 1881 UK census, Shotts parish Omoa Square Cleland page 12.

6 1901 UK Census, Shotts parish 655/3 en d 3 Windey edge Farm Cleland.

7 GRO Scotland, Deaths West Dist Shotts November 1891.

8 Personal Communication, Email information from descendants Michael Craggs and Larry McGuire in April-May 2009.

9 GRO Scotland, Marriages Western District of Shotts 655/03 no 14 1886.

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