Saturday, 9 April 2016

H is for Hannah Maria Laws - AtoZ challenge

Hannah Maria Johnson

Hannah Maria Laws is the youngest sister of my great great grandfather William Frank Laws. She was often called Annie and was known in Australia as Aunt Johnson. The photo to the right was taken in Brisbane at Elite Studio which was operated by Edward Thomas Burder Hutchison who had married her niece, Florence Annie Laws (1).
From shipping records she visited Australia in 1909  (2) as her daughter Marian Annie who married James Crawford McCance  (3) had migrated to Melbourne in 1894 (4).

(1)National Library of Australia, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)
Mon 17 Feb 1896  Page 7  WOMAN'S WORLD marriage Miss Laws and E T B Hutchison.
(2)UK, "Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960," Mrs Annie Johnson, SUEVIC, Melbourne, Victoria; digital images( : accessed 9 Apr 2016).
(3)"England Marriages, 1538–1973  ," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 April 2016), James Crawford McCance and Marian Annie Johnson, 28 Dec 1889; citing Islington, Middlesex, England, reference 248 p 124; FHL microfilm 2,232,225.
(4) UK, "Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960," James Crawford McCance; digital images( : accessed 9 Apr 2016).