Birth certificate of Margaret Hannan
My great, great grandmother Margaret Hannan's birth certificate states that she was born on this day ~ 7th April 1858, the Wednesday after Easter Sunday (which fell on 4th April in 1858).
Margaret was baptised along with several other babies on 30th May 1858 as Margarita Hannon at the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation on Spencer Street, Chesterfield. However, the baptism register records Margaret's birth date as 27th April 1858. Her God Parents were Thomas Horneby and Helena Hannon.
Baptism entry for Margaret Hannan
So which date is correct?
We will never know 100% but looking at other records relating to Margaret, including the marriage certificate for her marriage to Michael Hannan (yes, Hannan marrying another Hannan ~ that's another story!) dated 22nd April 1878; I believe that the birth certificate was incorrect and Margaret's birthday was actually on 27th April. When she married Michael she gave her age as 19 years, if she had just celebrated a birthday on the 7th April then she would be 20 years old.
Map shows Glumangate 1881 and the home of the Hannan family
The street was re-numbered in 1903 and number 38 became number 33
Chesterfield was a busy up and coming market town, a few years after Margaret's birth in 1861 the town had a population of 9836 of that 4947 were male and 4889 were female. There were 1909 inhabited houses and 43 houses left empty, meaning an average of five people occupied each house. (2)
(1) Derby Mercury 5th May 1858
Link to Picture the past.org, pictures of Glumangate -