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Francis John Hadden                           1861-1916
Francis was born on 15 December 1861, the son of Frederick John Hadden and Margaret Jane Harvey, at Scarborough, Yorkshire.
Marion Kate "May" Thomas               1865-1955
May was born about 1865, the daughter of Matthew Henry Thomas and Marian Theresa Skinner, at Colombo, Ceylon.
I have identified the following children.
Freda Born 14 Apr 1888   Scarborough, Yorkshire Married Capt. William Cowing Pickering
Thomas Harvey Born abt 1889     Married Catherine McAra Craib Milne
Arthur Born abt 1892     KIA 8 Mar 1916
Jack Born abt 1901     Died 2 Apr 1928
Birth of Parents
Francis John Hadden b: 15 Dec 1861               Scarborough, Yorkshire       1862 1Q Scarborough -- [28}5
son of Frederick John Hadden and Margaret Jane Harvey

Marion Kate "May" Thomas b: abt 1865         Colombo, Ceylon
daughter of Matthew Henry Thomas and Marian Theresa Skinner

Marriage
abt 1887
Francis John Hadden
Marion Kate "May" Thomas

Children
Freda Hadden b: 14 Apr 1888               Scarborough, Yorkshire       1888 2Q Scarbro 9d 381
daughter of Francis John Hadden and Marion Kate "May" Thomas
Thomas Harvey Hadden b: abt 1889
son of Francis John Hadden and Marion Kate "May" Thomas
Arthur Hadden b: abt 1892
son of Francis John Hadden and Marion Kate "May" Thomas
Jack Hadden b: abt 1901
son of Francis John Hadden and Marion Kate "May" Thomas

1901 Census RG13-908 1 April 1901 Haywards Heath, Sussex
Nightingale Lodge
Marion K. Hadden (M)
Freda (Dau)
Plus 1 Servant
Age 34
Age 12

Scarborough
Ceylon
Yorkshire
abt 1865
14 Apr 1888

Death
Francis John Hadden Died 5 May 1916, Age 54,         Cairo, Egypt

The Times, Wednesday, May 10, 1916                         Death
FALLEN OFFICERS

  Lieutenant Frank J. Hadden, Remount Squadron, Egypt, died of pnemonia at Giza Hospital, Cairo, on May 5.   He was born in 1861, and educated at Rugby, and was for many years tea-planting in Ceylon.   His name was well known in connexion with racing and polo and all sports.   He obtained a commission in the Remounts in July, 1915, and has been working out in Egypt since that date.   His second son, Second Lieutenant Arthur Hadden, 53rd Sikhs, was killed on March 8.
LONDON   23 August 1916                         Probate
HADDEN, Frank John, of the Badminton Club, Piccadilly, Middlesex, died 14 May 1916, at the Red Cross Hospital, at Giza, Egypt, Probate, London, 23 August, to Harry Mitton Crookendon, Solicitor.   Effects £2,042 7s. 5d.

IN Memory of
Lieutenant F. J. HADDEN
42nd Remount Sqdn., Army Service Corps
Who Died
ON 5 May 1916


REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR
CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Cairo, Egypt

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
The Times, Tuesday, Mar 14, 1916                         Death
FALLEN OFFICERS

  Second Lieutenant Arthur Hadden, 53rd Sikhs, who was killed on March 8 in Mesopetania, aged 23, was the second son of Mr. Frank J. Hadden and of Mrs. Hadden, of Hunugalla, Elkadua, Ceylon.   He was wounded during the operations in the Persian Gulf in January last.
IN Memory of
Lieutenant ARTHUR HADDEN
M C

Indian Army Reserve of Officers
attd., 53rd Sikhs (Frontier Force)
Who Died Age 23
ON 8 March 1916

Son of the late
Lt. Francis J. Hadden (42nd Remount Sqdn.), of Ceylon,
and of May Hadden, of 17, Empire House, Thurloe Place, London.

REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR
BASRA MEMORIAL
Iraq

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
Military Cross


The Times, Thursday, Mar 22, 1928                         Marriages
FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES
Mr. J. Hadden And Miss C. Farquhar

The engagement is announced between Jack Hadden, Black Watch, seconded Royal Air Force, youngest son of the late Frank J. Hadden, of Hunugalla, Ceylon, and of Mrs. Hadden, of 17 Empire House, Thurloe-place, S.W., and Caroline Mary (Carol), younger daughter of Charles Farquhar, Indian Police (Retired), and Mrs. Farquhar, of Craiglarach, Aboyne.

Note: Jack died before the planned marriage.

Death
Jack Hadden Died 2 Apr 1928, Age 26,       1928 2Q Colchester 4a 837

The Times, Thursday, Apr 5, 1928                         Death
  HADDEN - On April 2, 1928, killed while flying on active duty at Colchester, Flying Officer Jack Hadden, The Black Watch, attached No. 2 (Army Co-operation) Squadron, Manston, youngest son of the late Frank J. Hadden, of Hunugalla, Ceylon, and of Mrs. Hadden, 17 Empire House, Thurloe-place, S.W., aged 26 years.   Funeral at Colchester, 11:30 (to-day) Thursday.


Death
Marion Kate "May" (Thomas) Hadden Died 30 Oct 1955, Age 89,             1955 4Q Tonbridge 5b 867

The Times, Tuesday, Nov 1, 1955                         Death
  HADDEN - On Oct. 30, 1955, at 39 Molyneux Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, aged 89, Marian Kate Hadden, widow of Frank Hadden, late of Ceylon.

SPECIAL THANKS  to Dr. Jean Ferran, of Monchique, Portugal, for many of the details provided above. Visit his website.