'Hannay1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hannay of Grennan, Hannah of Kingsmuir, Hannay of Kirkland, Hannay of Knock, Hannay of Mochrum, Hannay of Sorbie

(1) This upper section was first uploaded to a Temporary page on 07.06.06 where it was amended 05.02.07, again on 06.07.10, again on 15.12.11. It was moved here after review led to acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to it in the near future and that it was 'good enough' to be promoted into the main database.
(2) TCB reports that Alexander Hannay or Ahannay, 1st of Kirkdale, was uncle of Patrick Hannay of Sorbie who was ancestor of the 1st Baronet. TCB provides the descent from that Alexander but shows nothing about the ancestry of Sir Robert, 1st Bart, (in fact it says that the 1st Bart's parentage "is unknown") other than to report that he was descended from Patrick, Alexander's nephew. Mention of the Hannays of Sorbie, and the connection to Sir Robert, was kindly provided by a contributor (DA, 04.02.07). HOWEVER, DA shows the father of Sir Robert (b 1507) as Odo A'Hannay (of Sorbie). BLG1952 ('Hannay formerly of Sorbie') starts with a John Hannay of Sorbie (whose 2nd son was William of Grennan) who must be of the generation before Sir Robert. PROVISIONALLY, we show that John as father of Sir Robert then William then Alexander.
(3) As part of the review on 30.08.23, which led to the release of this page into the main part of the Database, we used 'History of the lands and their owners in Galloway' (Paterson, vol 1, 1870). We suspect that, either directly or indirectly, DA (mentioned above) used information provided by pp456+ of that work to produce the information on the Sorbie line that is shown below in italics. Paterson is unsure of much of that pedigree, except to make it clear that Sir Robert, 1st Bart, was indeed a younger brother of John of Kirkdale.
John Hannay of Sorbie, Wigtownshire
m. (c1500) (Elizabeth) Stewart (dau of Sir Alexander Stewart of Garlies) parents of William, presumed also of Sir Robert & Alexander
1. Sir Robert Hannay (b 1507)
  A. Patrick Hannay of Sorbie (b c1537)
  i. ?? Hannay
  a. Patrick Hannay of Sorbie
  ii. Alexander Hannay of Sorbie (b c1567, d before 10.03.1612)
  a. John Hannay of Kirkdale (d 1640)
  m. Dorothy (widow of Alexander Stewart of Tonderaghie)
  (1) Patrick Hannay of Kirkdale (dvp 16.12.1610)
  m. Ann Mackie of McKie of Larg
  (A) Patrick Hannay of Kirkdale
  m. Agnes Dunbar
  (i) William Hannay of Kirkdale
  m. Elizabeth Gordon
  (2) Alexander Hannay
  b. William Hannay
  m. Isabel Vaus
c. Patrick Hannay (General & poet)
  d. Sir Robert Hannay or Ahannay,1st Bart of Mochrum (b c1597, d 08.01.1657/8)
  TCB (vol 2, 'Hannay', p372) identifies Sir Robert's wife merely as _ Stewart. TCB (vol 4, 'Reading', p208) identifies her as Jane Stewart. DA identifies her as ...
  m. Jane Stewart (d 22.03.1662, possibly dau of _ Stewart of Garlies)
  (1) Sir Robert Hannay, 2nd Bart of Mochrum (dsp bur 30.04.1689)
  TCB mentions that Robert dsp "presumably unm" but notes that "The Lady Elinor Hanna" (bur 04.01.1673) "may possibly have been his wife."
  (2) (Nichola) Hannay
  m. (23.01.1654) Sir George Acheson, 3rd Bart (b 1629, d 1685)
  (3) Jane Hannay (bur 18.11.1684)
  m1. (before 05.1645) Sir Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Mountrath (b c1610, d 18.12.1661)
  m2. (c1662) Sir Robert Reading, Bart of Dublin (bur 25.03.1689)
  (A) Elizabeth Reading (b c1668, d 19.03.1754)
  m. (24.01.1683-4) Sir James Hamilton of Donalong, later 6th Earl of Abercorn (d 1734)
  TCB reports that Sir Robert had two sisters and coheirs, the (unnamed) wife of Sir George Acheson and Jane. However, it looks as though he may also have had another sister ...
  (4) Elizabeth Hannay
  m. Sir George St. George of Dunmore
iii. Andrew Hannay
  iv. Margaret Hannay
  m. Sir Alexander Stewart of Garlies
2. William Hannay of Grennan
  The following comes from BLG1952 ('Hannay formerly of Sorbie').
  m. Marion McByrd (dau of Alexander McByrd)
  A. Hugh Hannay of Grennan (d 1658)
  m. Helen Kennedy (dau of John Kennedy, natural son of 3rd Earl of Cassilis)
  i. John Hannay of Knock
  m. _ McCulloch (dau of _ McCulloch of Myreton)
  a. John Hannay of Knock & Garrarie
  m. (02.03.1710) Jane Dickson (dau of Patrick Dickson)
  (1) John Hannay of Knock & Garrarie (b 04.11.1713, d 02.12.1751)
  m. Grizel Dickson (b 1715-6, d 19.06.1781, cousin)
  (A) John Hannay of Malaby & Crochmore (bpt 30.06.1749, 3rd son)
  m. (14.06.1774) Grizel Broadfoot (d 04.03.1821)
  (i) Peter (or Patrick) Hannay of Sorbie & Sebergham Castle (b 19.12.1791, d 1875, 2nd surviving son) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Davidson (b 1799-1800, d 27.07.1892, dau of Rev. Elliot William Davidson of Sorbie)
  (ii)+ other issue
  (B)+ other issue
  (2) Robert Hannay (b c1720, d 1793)
  The following comes from BLG1952 ('Hannay of Spring Hill House').
  m. (c1744) Jean Maxwell (dau of Alexander Maxwell of Newlaw)
  (A) James Hannay of Blairinnie (d 1820)
  m. (1786) Marion Shaw
  (i) David Hannay of Carlinwark House, Kirkcudbrightshire (2nd son) had issue
  m1. Elizabeth Affleck (dau of Capt. William Affleck)
  m2. (1835) Harriet Stephenson (dau of Rev. John Stephenson of Dacre)
  (ii) James Hannay of Ballylough, Bushmills, Ireland (Captain) had issue
  m. Edith MacNaghten (dau of Edmund MacNaghten of Beardville)
  (iii) John Hannay of Lincluden, Kirkcudbrightshire had issue
  m. E. Kennedy
  (iv)+ other issue - Robert, Walter
  The following comes from 'History of the lands and their owners in Galloway' (Paterson, vol 1, 1870, p82*) which starts with a Hugh who was in possession of Grennan in 1612. Paterson is unsure if that was the same Hugh who was in possession in 1631 or a son thereof. As BLG1952 gives a date of death of the above Hugh as 1658, we assume that it was the same Hugh who was succeeded in Grennan by ...
  ii. Thomas Hannay of Grennan (a 1659, possibly the elder son?) probably of this generation
  m. Janet Baillie
  a. John Hannay of Grennan (a 1659, 1702) probably of this generation
  m. Jean Wallace
  (1) Alexander Hannay of Grennan (a 1737, dspms)
  m. Grizel Ross (a 1737, " the Cairnbrook family")
  (A) daughter
  m. ?? Hannay
  (i) Alexander Hannay of Glasgow, later of Grennan (MD)
  m. (before 1810) ?? Hannay (dau of James Hannay of Blairinnie)
  (B)+ other daughter(s)
3. Alexander Hannay or Ahannay, 1st of Kirkdale (a 1532)
  The following is supported by BLG1886 ('Hannay of Kirkdale') & BLG1937 ('Rainsford-Hannay of Kirkdale').
  A. John A'Hannay or Hannay
  i. Patrick Hannay of Kirkdale (d 16.12.1610)
  m. Ann McKie (dau of Patrick McKie of Larg)
  a. Patrick Hannay of Kirkdale (d 1640)
  m. Agnes Dunbar (dau of Gavin Dunbar of Baldoon)
  (1) William Hannay
  m. Elizabeth (heiress of Alexander Gordon of Castramont, cadet of Lochinvar)
  (A) Samuel Hannay of Kirkdale (d before 13.11.1716)
  m. Jean McKie (dau/coheir of Patrick McKie of Larg by Agnes, dau of Sir Patrick Mackie of Larg)
  (i) William Hannay of Kirkdale
  m. (1740) Margaret Johnston (dau of Rev. Patrick Johnston of Girthon)
  (a) Alexander Hannay of Kirkdale (d 1782, Colonel)
  BLG1937 suggests that Alexander was younger brother of Samuel but HoP ("Samuel Hannay") suggests that Alexander was the elder.
  (b) Sir Samuel Hannay of Kirkdale, 3rd Bart (b c1742, d 11.12.1790, MP)
  TCB reports that Samuel "was served and retoured heir male of the 1st baronet, 26 Sep. 1783, and assumed the baronetcy accordingly".
  m. (04.11.1760 or 1768) Mary Meade (d by 03.1800, dau of Robert Meade of Teddington)
  ((1)) Sir Samuel Hannay of Mochrum & Kirkdale, 4th Bart (b 12.08.1772, d unm 01.12.1841 or 01.01.1842)
  ((2)) Mary Hastings Hannay of Kirkdale (d unm 20.03.1850)
  ((3)) Jane Hannay
  m. Thomas Rainsford (Captain)
  Their son inherited Kirkdale and assumed the name Hannay.
  (c)+ other issue including Ramsay
  (B)+ 2 sons



BLG1937 does not report anything about the early generations of the following family but 'History of the lands and their owners in Galloway' (Paterson, vol 1, 1870, p460) reports that "The male representative of the Sorbie family is George Francis Hannay of Kingsmuir". We start with the unnamed grandfather of Robert, James & John.
?? Hannay
1. ?? Hannay
  A. Robert Hannay, 1st of Kingsmuir, Fife (a 1700, dsp)
  m. ?? Livingstone, heiress of Kingsmuir (widow of Colonel Borthwick)
  B. Ann Hannay, 2nd of Kingsmuir (dsp)
  m. John Erskine (Captain, son of David Erskine, 12th of Dun)
2. Patrick Hannay
  A. James Hannay, 3rd of Kingsmuir (presumed dsp)
  B. John Hannay, 4th of Kingsmuir
  m. _ Brown
  i. George Hannay, 5th of Kingsmuir (a 1763)
  m. Mary Hambly (dau of John Hambly of Exeter)
  a. Peter Hannay, 6th of Kingsmuir (dsp)
  b. George Francis Hannay, 7th of Kingsmuir (d 29.11.1867) had issue
  m. Robina Cunningham (dau/heir of Robert Cunningham of Pittarthie, son of Captain _ Cunningham (who claimed the Earldom of Glencairn))

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : TCB (vol 2, 'Hannay or Ahannay of Mochrum', p372) with input as reported above
(2) For lower section : BLG1937 ('Hannay of Kingsmuir')
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