Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More HALL family work

Another e-mail I've written on the HALL family, as I try to trace back their genealogy.

My HALL lineage hails from Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire in England.

I'm still putting the tree together, and the main uncertainty is the earliest ancestor listed - I'm Australian and live in the US so researching the UK isn't always easy!

Edward HALL m. Mary ? (that's all I know)
Lived Fenstanton, Huntingdon late 1700's.
I've worked out the marriages of most of his children, but need to confirm that Elizabeth HALL was their child - there's no record of her in the Fenstanton registers but she is living in Fenstanton with her husband Henry CHILDS/CHILDES in the 1841/51 censuses. Four CHILDS sons also moved to Australia. Samuel Hall (see below) stated on his arrival papers that he had cousins in Australia named CHILDS. Elizabeth HALL may have been born in another village, as Edward and Mary were not married in Fenstanton, and based on census data she's older than her siblings born in Fenstanton.

Their son:
William HALL, bapt 6 Jul 1794 in Fenstanton, Huntingdon, and married Catherine SETCHELL in Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon in 1915. They had several children together before Catherine died between 1841 and 1851. William re-married to Charlotte WARRINGTON of Swavesey, on 25 Jan 1853 in Fenstanton, Huntingdon. William died between 1861 and 1871 (based on census entries). William was a shoemaker, and is listed as such in several Fenstanton directories.

Their son: Samuel HALL b. 1816 in Fenstanton but baptised in Hemngford Grey. Married Mary Anne WELLS in 1839 at Chesterton, Camb (1816 Isleham, Camb - 1860 Yass NSW Aust), and they had five children before sailing for Australia, arriving in 1857 with their three surviving sons. Mary died shortly after their arrival, and Samuel died in Yass NSW (farming country) in 1884. He also seems to have called himself James on occassion.

Their son: William HALL, born 1843 Chesterton Camb, sailed to Ausrtalia with his family and married Eliza Jane BLISS from the adjacent farm in Yass NSW in 1868. She was one of 13, and they had 15 children in Yass. William died in Koorawatha NSW in 1912, where they'd moved to some ten years earlier.

This HALL tree connects down to William's son Alfred Ernest HALL, who Norman HALL writes about in his letters in earlier posts.

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