Braidwood, Hannah

Birth Name Braidwood, Hannah
Gender female
Age at Death 75 years, 1 month, 23 days


Hannah Braidwood was born on April 3 1772, and baptized on May 8 1772 at St. Cuthburt's in Edinburgh. She was the daughter of James Braidwood, a carter, and Elizabeth Berry. In 1792, Hannah married James Mann. They had at least three children: William, James, and Elizabeth.
The 70 year old widow was living at 15 Gifford's Park, with Jessie Anderson, age 30, in 1841.
Hannah died of old age in 1847, at the age of 75. Whoever provided the information did not know her late husband's name, which argues against one of her children being around at the time of her death.

Photographs were taken of Gifford Park in the 1920s, before the slum area was demolished, and can be seen on the National Library of Scotland website. There was no picture of No. 15, but most of the buildings on the street had a similar look.

Name: James Mann, brewer servant
Spouse's Name: Hannah Braidwood, dau. late James
Event Date: 14 Jun 1792
Event Place: Canongate,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland
Spouse's Father's Name: James Braidwood
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M19500-2
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
GS Film number: 1067743, 0103092
Reference ID: Citing this Record "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 05 May 2013), James Mann and Hannah Braidwood, 14 Jun 1792.

Hannah Mann, "Scotland Census, 1841"
Name: Hannah Mann
Event Type: Census, Event Date: 1841
Age: 70
Birthplace: Midlothian
Parish: St Cuthbert's
County: Midlothian - Address: Gifford Park No 15
Birth Year (Estimated): 1771
GS Film number: 1042790

Information on Hannah came from and Scotland's People at




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 3, 1772 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland    
Death June 26, 1847 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Braidwood, JamesJanuary 22, 1737before 1792
Mother Berry, Elizabeth
    Sister     Braidwood, Helen August 8, 1766
    Brother     Braidwood, John July 29, 1768
         Braidwood, Hannah May 3, 1772 June 26, 1847
    Sister     Braidwood, Mary June 6, 1774
    Sister     Braidwood, Elizabeth February 29, 1776
    Sister     Braidwood, Katherine September 30, 1777
    Brother     Braidwood, William November 30, 1778
    Brother     Braidwood, John November 7, 1780


Family of Mann, James and Braidwood, Hannah

Married Husband Mann, James ( * about 1770 + before 1847 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 14, 1792 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland at Cannongate Parish  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Mann, William Sr.September 4, 1793March 6, 1871
Mann, JamesAugust 11, 1795
Mann, ElizabethJuly 22, 1798