For the time being, I must leave Hannah Mallin and her family. Hannah’s christening (her birth was in 1804) remains to be discovered and her parents elusive. There is a wealth of Mallin data in West Bromwich and the surrounding area. Indeed, everything points to Mallin (perhaps with this spelling) being a west midlands surname. However, I have not yet found a ‘key’ that ‘unlocks’ the data. More research. Another day.