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John Hanly
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Birth: 1817, Ireland
Death: Sep. 15, 1875
County Dublin, Ireland

John Hanly (or Hanley) was born in Ireland in 1817. His father was a shoemaker (source: a book titled The foundation of the Hospital and Free school of King Charles II., Oxmantown Dublin by Sir Frederick Richard Falkiner). John was a teacher at King's Hospital in Oxmantown, Dublin, Ireland. He married Emma Hall (daughter of Samuel Hall and Elizabeth Tonge) on March 17, 1844 in Grangegorman (his wife's parish) located in Dublin, Ireland. The officiant was Rev. William Maturin, and the witnesses were Thomas Hall (Emma's brother?) and Sarah Pables (or Peebles; Emma's sister?). They had five children named Sarah Jane Hall (Mrs. William Heap), Sharland John Hall, Thomas Hall, Catherine Anne (Mrs. Robert Habel), and Emma (Mrs. Thomas MacMitchell). The Hanlys lived at Okman Street, no. 23 Blackhall Street, and then at no. 24 Blackhall Street. John died on September 25, 1875 at no. 24.


John's obituary appeared in "The Irish Times" on page 2 of the September 17, 1875 issue. It said the following:

"FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. JOHN HANLY.- The deceased was for thirty-seven years one of the masters of King's or Blue Coat Hospital, Blackhall Place, and had been but a few months before his death superannuated. His remains were removed from his late residence, 24 Blackhall Street, on Wednesday morning, for interment in Mount Jerome Cemetery, followed by a large and respectable gathering, not only of his friends, but of his oldest pupils, with a contingent of those at present in the institution. The thousands surviving who have had the advantages of his exceptionally good teaching, scattered as they are, for the most part, in leading positions in various parts of the world, will deeply regret Mr. Hanly's demise. Amongst these he was valued for the highest social and cosmetic qualities, in addition to abilities of no ordinary kind. The Rev. Dr. Le Pau, Chaplain to the Insitution, and the Rev. L. C. Reichardt, Curate of St. Paul's, read the Burial Service, at the conclusion of which the Rev. Dr. Le Pau, as one not prone to praise, spoke highly of the virtues of the lamented deceased."



1) A possible name for John's father is James Hanley. An 1800 Dublin directory has one entry for a James Hanley who was a shoemaker at 4 Abbey Street. In 1801 and 1804 James was at 5 Capel Street. Later he appears to be at Ship Street (source: 1820 List of Dublin Voters). Also, a James Hanley of Ship Street was buried in the Parish of St. Mary's on June 23, 1831 at age 69.

2) There was a Frances Hall, a shoemaker, of 5 Capel street listed in the 1800 Dublin Directory. Could he be a relative of John's wife?

3) John was buried in Grave no. 14, Section 165. There is no gravestone for him. He was placed in a common (or pauper's) grave. An "opening grave fee" was paid by his oldest son, Thomas. The burial rights were not purchased either. That was quite common in those days. 
Family links: 
  Emma Hall Hanley (1819 - 1912)
  Emma Hanley MacMitchell (____ - 1914)*
  Sarah Jane Hall Hanley Heap (1848 - 1918)*
  Sharland John Hanley (1850 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium
County Dublin, Ireland
Created by: Richard Anderson
Record added: May 09, 2008
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John Hanly
Added by: Richard Anderson
John Hanly
Added by: Richard Anderson
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- Dalene Worthington
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- Richard Anderson
 Added: May. 11, 2008

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