JACOB QUINN

Born 1838 - Died 19??

14th October 1838 Born at 8.30pm at Military Row, Portsea, Hampshire. Third son of Daniel Quinn and Mary Ann Nicholson Quinn (nee Martin).
1841 Census Age 3. Was living at 4 Whites Court/Crescent, Portsea, Hampshire.
1851 Census Age 12. Was living at 3 Whites Court, Portsea, Hampshire. Occupation given as 'Errand boy'.
1861 Census Age 21 9/12. Was on board HMS Liffey as an Able Bodied Seaman in Grand Harbour, Malta.
1871 Census Uncertain entry - could be Head's name is wrong - is given as 'Jacob' when it would be expected to be 'Daniel'. Was living at 21 Lower Canal Walk, Southampton, Hampshire with Mary Ann Quinn (age 63 - no occupation given) and Caroline Quinn (age 17 - occupation 'Needle woman').

There is a bit of uncertainty about the paternity of some of Daniel and Mary Ann Quinn's children but this probably only affects those born after 1841. Some may have been fathered by Jaean/Jacob Draelyski/Drobycki/Drobychi (born c. 1805). Jacob was a refugee from Poland and in the 1841 census he was in the Polish Refugee Hospital in Portsmouth. At the time of the 1851 census he had moved in with Mary Ann Quinn as a lodger. At the time of the 1871 census Jacob is a shoemaker with a place of birth given as Poland. Maybe he just took the Quinn name! There appears to be no trace of Daniel Quinn on any records other than his own marriage certificate and his putative childrens' baptism or birth certificates.

This information was supplied by Barrie King, a descendant (a great grandson) of Hannah Quinn. Barrie's mother always told her family that they had Polish blood!