Annie Maria Josepha Lane[1, 2]

Female 1836 - 1900  (63 years)


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  • Name Annie Maria Josepha Lane 
    Born 22 Dec 1836  Newcastle-On-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Address:
    Sunderland 
    Gender Female 
    _FSFTID K8Q7-HML 
    _UID 19245765F5A64639B56A6455974243DBE2FC 
    Died 24 Aug 1900  Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 8
    Address:
    Wolseley Grove 
    Buried 25 Aug 1900  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Address:
    Grave 249, Roman Catholic Compartment G, Melbourne General Cemet 
    Person ID I1697  Treefive
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2018 

    Father Michael Lane, M.I.C.E.,   b. 26 Oct 1802, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1868, Southall, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Maria McSweeney,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Michael John Page Hanify,   b. 29 Sep 1832, Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1871, Ararat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1857  Beechworth, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 10
    Address:
    St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church 
    Children 
     1. John Francis Page Hanify,   b. 1858, Belvoir, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1932, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Mary Kathleen Page Hanify,   b. 19 Jul 1859, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1861, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Gerald Michael Page-Hanify,   b. 24 Jul 1861, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1922, Miles, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Ethel Mary Page Hanify,   b. 14 Jun 1863, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1938, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Hugo James Haren Page Hanify,   b. 6 Jun 1865, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1945, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Dermod Gavan Duffy Page Hanify,   b. 23 May 1867, Ararat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1925, Mackay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • Annie was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne according to her marriage certificate, or Sunderland according to her death certificate and the birth certificate of her son Gerald which gave her age as 24 on 9 Jul 1861, indicating that she was born between Jul 1837 and Jul 1838. Her marriage in Feb 1857 at age 18 indicates a birth date Feb 1839-Feb 1840. Her burial record indicates that she was 61 when she died in Aug 1900 i.e. a birth date Aug 1839-Aug 1840.

      By using these sources, plus the 1841 and 1851 census (see below), the most likely birth years are 1836 and 1837.

      Annie's parents were Michael Lane and Maria nee McSweeney. Michael Lane was a civil engineer of some note. Annie was fluent in French and went to school in Belgium which may explain why she is not in the UK census in her father’s household or at school.

      Annie's death certificate of 1900 states that she had been in Victoria for 45 years. That places her immigration at 1856. In 1855, there is an Ann Lane (single, aged 19) arriving in May into Melbourne on the Blue Jacket from Liverpool as an unassisted passenger. She was travelling alone, with no-one of the name Lane, McSweeney or Hanify on the passenger list.

      No 1841 or 1851 UK census records have been found for an “Ann/Annie Marie/Mary Lane” born in Sunderland in the 1836-1839 date range. Nor has a birth record for 1839 been found. However, a Mary Lane born in 1836 in Sutherland, Durham is in the 1841 census in Sunderland.
      The group of people in the residence (probably a boarding house) was:
      George Warren 48 teacher;
      Catherine Blakey 40 Independent (probably "of independent means");
      Mary Lane 5; and
      Jane Prudhoe 15 F.S. (probably a family servant).

      It seems likely that a child would be listed immediately after the adult who cares for her, so Mary was probably in the care of Catherine Blakey.

      In 1851 there is a Mary Ann Lane (born in Sunderland, Durham) at school in a convent age 15 in Bristol near Bath.

      The importance of this census information is in determining the year of birth for Annie which seems to fit 1836, a year before formal civil records were kept in England and matches her age on some of the birth certificates of her children, and not 1839 which is used in many iterations of family trees.

      The Ann Lane on the Blue Jacket matches the two census records for age. Her age on the birth certificate of her son Gerald Michael agrees. So the Blue Jacket passenger and the 2 census entries are most likely Annie. She is also the person that Bill Page-Hanify’s researcher had previously identified as the most likely match.

      On 19 Sep 1861, Annie Hanify advertised for a general servant. The address given was Greenmount house, Octavia Street, St Kilda.

      When Annie's husband Michael died in 1871, Annie was the sole beneficiary of the will. There is a Hanify family story that Annie taught piano after Michael's death. Ethel Mary and her daughters (at least) were proficient at the piano. The piano is still in the Page-Hanify family. Built about 1872/1873, it is a black Richard Lipp baby grand upright. It still has the brass candelabra. It used to be in the house of Cecil and Boronia Page-Hanify, and before that belonged to his parents Gerald and Kittie.

      Annie lived with her daughter Ethel in Melbourne until her death and it seems likely that Annie's personal items were left with Ethel's family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S821] TRE103 Family Tree (gedcom) - Hanify Sinnott connection 4 Aug 2013 [LIVING PERSON], TRE103.

    2. [S1856] TRE Family tree - Barnett (incl Benvenuti) on rootsweb.

    3. [S846] TRE006 Family tree - Hanify, John and Page, Catherine 7 Nov 1994, TRE006.

    4. [S1614] DTH432 Death Hanify, Annie Marie Josephine, DTH432., Brighton, Victoria; Annie Marie Josephine Hanify; 24 August 1900; entry in death register.

    5. [S11] MAR005 Marriage Page Hanify Michael, Lane Annie, MAR005.

    6. [S1856] TRE Family tree - Barnett (incl Benvenuti) on rootsweb, 9 February 2014; Barnett Family; Gilda Benvenuti; 8 April 2002; Alfred William Barnett; barnett@nnsw.quik.com.au.

    7. [S2014] BIR274 Birth Hanify, Gerald Michael, BIR274., Gerald Michael Hanify; no. 190; 9 July 1861.

    8. [S1937] TRE135 Family trees - Hanify: John, Michael John Page, TRE135.

    9. [S1612] BUR123 Burial Hanify (x3), Cook (x2), BUR123., Hanify (x3), Cook (x2); Roman Catholic Compartment G; Grave 249; Michael Cook buried here, but not noted on the headstone.

    10. [S1988] BIO082 Bio - Michael Lane and Maria McSweeney by [LIVING PERSON], BIO082.