Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Evening News (Sydney, NSW) Tue 15 Nov 1892
CANNON. — In loving memory of Mr. M. Cannon (late of Sydney), who died at Hastings, Sussex, England, whilst on a visit, November 15, 1891, dearly beloved father of Mrs J. W. Leslie. So dearly loved, so deeply mourned.

There is a record of emigration from Liverpool, estimated age similar, in 1864.

So far, so good.

But, searching for his presence in Sydney we came across a marriage record in 1858.

Australia Marriages, 1810-1980 Marriage 1858 , Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Principal Martin Cannon - Birth  County Mayo, Ireland
Parents  Thadeus Cannon, Bridget Kafferky
Spouse  Hannah Chisholm
Catholic Church, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Hannah Chisholm was born in Invmers, Scotland

Now it becomes more complicated.  Do we have the right Martin Cannon?

It would seem so; here is a death notice for his eldest daughter, Christian name ‘Hannah’. The same daughter who published the death notice of Martin.

LESLIE.—May 20, 1899, at her residence, Gray-street, Waverley, Hannah, wife of J. W. Leslie, eldest daughter of the late Martin Cannon, and beloved sister of J. M., A. J., and J. E. Cannon, and Mrs. H. Aysom, aged 36 years.

Another death notice adds credence:

CANNON.—August 5, 1901. at her late residence, 178 Trafalgar-street. Annandale, Hannah, relict of the late Martin Cannon, and beloved mother of J. M,. A. J., and J. E. Cannon, and Mrs. H. J. Aysom, aged 66 years

The children are the same as noted in his daughter Hannah’s death notice.

But no relevant records of divorce, or marriage with Eliza have yet been found.

EG l19

In Memory of Martin M Cannon.

(Late of Australia)
Died November 1891, Aged 54 Years


He giveth His beloved sleep

Also Eliza,

wife of the above,

passed peacefully away,

September 16th 1910;

Aged 67 years

In the 1891 census Martin and Eliza are living in St. Helen’s Road, Ore.  Martin is a retired builder, born in County Mayo, Ireland  and Eliza, born in Devonshire, is living on her own means.