My prey are most decidedly Protestant. Could be Congregational or Anglican. I know that Hannah and family moved over to Halifax. I can find nothing on her older brother John born circa 1796 in the St. John's records. Of the 11 children in this family John is the only one I can't track. The HG Standard death notice from November 1879 is the glimmer of hope for the man I seek and I am groping that there is the connection with Hannah.
I suspect that John who married Fennesy, being noted as Royal Artillery, was more than likely British and NOT born in Newfoundland.
John and his two brothers Thomas and Henry were listed in the will of their father Thomas, farmer, of the White Hills area near St. John's. Thomas senior died age 85. The will was dated 1844 and was in probate 1845. Thomas and Henry both stayed and died in St. John's. Thomas junior died age 85 and Henry age 59. John of the newspaper announcement dying age 83 fits.