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Re: The Anway Family
Posted by: Mark Anway Date: January 04, 2000 at 16:22:02
In Reply to: Re: The Anway Family by Tony Macheak of 176

Warren Horton Nanney/Anway's line is as follows:

George Nanne/Anway born 1746 was brother to
David Nanny who married twice. His first
wife was Patience Keeler who had a son
Daniel Nanney who married second Ann Ferrier
who's fifth child was Warren H. Nanny who later changed his name to Anway.

David Nanny married second Anna Whartonby
who had a son George Nanny who married Susan Johnson. They together has 5 children, the first of whom was Legrand Mead Nanny who changed his name to Anway.

The answer to your second question is still in doubt, but I would say no. The Northern Nanney line believes they are descendant of Captain John Nanny born 1596 in Merionethshire England who came to America to escape imprisonment for participating in the Rebellion against King Charles I.

The Southern Nanney line believes they are descendents of Hugh Nanney who came to North Carolina.

I believe that William Wyn Nanney of Maesyneaudd inherited the Estate at Nannau
after John Nanney III, son of Edward Nanney died without leaving a male heir.

John Nanney's sister Lowry married Robert Wynn. The Nannau estate was eventually inherited by Sir Robert William, Vaughan, Lowdry, Nanney, a decendant of Maurice Wynn and Jane Lloyd Robert Wynn.

I hope this has been helpful. I have much more. The U.S. mail works well for sending documenation and sources.

If you need anything please provide your Snail mail address to

The families of Lloyd, Wynn, Vaughan and Nanney are closely related and arose from the
the practice of brothers taking on differing surnames for a variety of reasons, but mostly for reasons of patronymics or proft.

My line is:
William Nanne
George Nanne/Anway
James Anway Sr.
Nicholas Anway
Frank Richard Anway
Paul Anway
Richard Paul Anway

It was James Anway Jr.'s children who moved from Ohio to Iowa to Minnesota.

My family, the decendants of Nicholas Anway, James Anway Jr.'s brother, who moved from Ohio (1811) to Indiana (1871) to Michigan (1917) and then I moved to Minnesota in (1978).

Of special note, there in a lake named Anway Lake in Minnesota named after James Anway Jr. There is a picture on my son's website.


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