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Edmund Mills Hann

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Edmund Mills Hann, mining engineer

1850 Born in Hetton Le Hole, Co Durham

1865-72 Pupil at Hetton Collieries, Durham, followed by period as assistant.

1872-77 Involved in opening ironstone quarries in Cleveland and coal mines in South Wales in connection with blast furnaces.

1874 of Brotton, North Yorks, when he wrote to The Engineer about his experience with diamond boring[1]

1877-79 Appointed mining engineer for Landore Siemens Steel Co

1879-85 Sir George Elliot appointed Hann colliery manager and subsequently agent in charge of collieries in Glamorgan and Monmouth for Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co

1881 Mining engineer of Aberdare, with Mary A. Hann 30, Florence M. Hann 5, William R. Hann 4, George G. Hann 2[2]

1885 Joined Inst Civil Engineers; of Aberaman, Abderdare

1901 Mining engineer, of Aberdare, with Mary Ann Hann 51, William R Hann 24, coal sales man, Cyril R Hann 7[3]

1911 Mining engineer, of Aberdare, with Mary Ann Hann 61, Harold Brown Hann 27, solicitor, Frank Percival Hann 25, mining engineer, Douglas Alfred Hann 23, mining engineer[4]

1916 Hann was made director of the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co and over the next few years enabled the company to become the greatest coal-producing company in the world.

1931 died in Cardiff; Edmund Lawrence Hann, mining engineer, was one of the executors[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1874
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. National Probate calendar
  • Civil Engineer records