THOMAS QUINN

Born 1842 - Died ?

31st October 1842 Born at 7.25pm at Whites Court, Portsea, Hampshire. Fifth son of Daniel Quinn and Mary Ann Nicholson Quinn (nee Martin).
1851 Census Age 8. Was living at 3 Whites Court, Portsea, Hampshire. Occupation given as 'Scholar'.
1861 Census Age 18. 'Thomay' was living at 1 Whites Court, Portsea, Hampshire. Occupation given as 'Labourer'.
1871 Census Age 28. Unmarried. Was lodging at 12 Taylor's Court, Portsea, Hampshire. Occupation given as 'Caulker'.
1881 Census Age 39. Marital status not stated. Recorded at 6 Taylor's Court, Portsea, Hampshire as a 'Friend'. No occupation given.

 

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!