John (HANNAY) HANNAH
John did not come into possession of his lands until 1424.)
Death: (1) Lived to be of great age.
(1) c.1400: Of Southwest Scotland.
(1) 1424: The estates at Sorbie came into the possession of John HANNA, a
descendant of Gilbert de Annethe (A'HANNA), when his lord, the Earl of
Douglas, quarrelled with King James II of Scotland (1437-1460). John HANNA
took the side of the king.
(1) 1452: The king stabbed the Earl of Douglas to death. The Scottish
Parliament met and approved the action of the king and took immediate steps
to forfeit the Douglas estate in Galloway. The Douglas clan resisted the
actions of the Scottish Parliament, and a battle was fought at Wigton in
1455. Wigton was set free and attached to the crown as a royal province and
thereafter was represented in parliament. When the iron rule of the Douglases
over Galloway had ceased, and Wigton and Sorbie had been set free, the HANNAs
found themselves in a position to expand.
(1) Had many children.[alice-boyd.FTW]