Thanks for the message. I think that I may have misled you - the name was Hamman apostrophe s. I have not come across any Hammans in my researches. My two cousins are doing the research and I am doing the inputting! We have come across many different spellings - Hamman, Heamon, Hammon, Hammond, Hayman, Haymond, Haman also Emman. The spelling changed constantly, sometimes for each event in a persons life. I believe that Cheshire accents and the vicar, probably not being a local man, made a lot of difference to how the names were recorded.
Our earliest ancestor is James Hayman who married Hannah Bernard and died in 1757. We have not been able to find out where he was born and may have to search other counties. We do have many William Hamman's but not for the dates you have given. I have not found any Hamman's outside Cheshire as yet but we have not really looked although I think we will have to do so now. I am very interested in the different spellings and would love to know the original name. For instance, I have Thomas born 1756 who married three times. In each case he signed the register as Thomas hamman (small capital) but the vicar still recorded him as Hayman.
Have you tried other spellings in London or the Middlesex area? I will keep your interests in mind while we search and will let you know if we come across any that may help.
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