Saturday, July 24, 2010

Marriage of Norman Hall and Mary Ellen Banfield, 1918

My great-grandfather Norman Hall married Mary Ellen Banfield in 1918. Norman didn't serve in World War 1, though he states in his memoirs that he served domestically. When they married Norman was an electrician, though a short time later he trained as a chemist. Norman also states in his memoirs and letters that he met Mary Ellen as she was a student teacher at his father's school. It is interesting to note that the two witnesses are named GILLOGLEY - when Mary Ellen's mother died in 1907 at Maude NSW, she died at the GILLOGLEY home, so there was clearly a strong connection between the two families. In this case, Greta GILLOGLEY was born at Hay in 1901 to James and Mary.

NSW Marriage Certificate
Date and place of marriage: 1918 14th January Paddington

Name and surname: Norman Hall
Usual occupation: Electrician
Usual place of residence: Sydney N.S.W.
Conjugal status: Bachelor
Birthplace: Dubbo N.S.W.
Age: 21 years
Fathers name and mother's name and surname: Alfred Ernest Hall, Bridget Moloney
Father's occupation: School teacher

Name and surname: Mary Ellen Babfield
Usual occupation: School teacher
Usual place of residence: Sydney N.S.W.
Conjugal status: Spinster
Birthplace: Hay, N.S.W.
Age: 28 years
Fathers name and mother's name and surname: Thomas Uriah Banfield and Ellen Harrington (deceased)
Father's occupation: Labourer

Married at St Francis Church according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church

This marriage was solemnized between us Norman Hall and M.E. Banfield
By me, F.S. McNamara, Officiating Minister
In the presence of us Roy Gillogley, Gerda Gillogley
Received and registered this 16th of January 1918, District Registrar

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt
My name is Juliette Hall.
My grandfather & Grandmother were Norman Hall & Mary Ellen Banfield (same as your great grandparents).
I am Edward (Ted) Hall's daughter & am putting together some info. for my siters 50th birthday.
You mention Norman Hall's memoirs. Where can I find these?
Your help would be appreciated.
By the way, who are your parents as they would be my cousins?