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The text on this page was last revised in May 2008.
(notes by P John Partington)
The Hall family to which we are related is first identifiable in Wick
& Abson in Gloucestershire in the early sixteenth century.
One of their members, a “Mr Hall or Haule of Abson, Glocs”,
born in about 1521, married Margaret
(name unknown), and had at least four children: William in about
1547, Andrew in about 1549, Edward in about 1551 and Richard in about
1553. [This and almost all
otherwise unattributed information in these notes come from an
‘ancestral file’ deposited with the ‘Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints’ by a Graeme John Hall of 12/174a
Clarke Street, Northcote 3070, Melbourne, Australia; but there
are various anomalies and downright impossibilities in the file, and
this information should be treated with some caution. When time
allows I shall check it more fully.]
THE CHILDREN OF “Mr HALL or HAULE” (c. 1521 - aft. 1551)
William was born in about 1547. Recorded as “of Abson”, he apparently died in 1625.
Andrew was born in about 1549 and Edward in about 1551, both in Abson. Nothing further is known of them at present.
Richard was born in about 1553 in Abson. On 17 June 1576 he married Agnes
Atwood at Doynton. The couple had at least four children:
Thomas born in about 1580, Agnes in about 1582, Richard in about 1602,
and Margaret in about 1604 (details below). Both Richard and
Agnes died in about 1620 at “Bridgeyate, Abson”.
THE CHILDREN OF RICHARD (c. 1553 - c. 1620)
Richard’s first child, Thomas, was born in Abson in about 1580. He died in about 1660, still in Abson.
Richard’s second child, Agnes, was born in Abson in about 1582. Nothing further is known of her.
Richard’s third child, another Richard, was born in Abson in about 1602. On 5 July 1625, at Wick & Abson, he married Anne
Rumsey, with whom he had at least three children: Thomas born in
about 1626, Richard in about 1628, and Edward in about 1638 (details
below). Richard and Anne both died, still in Abson, in about 1670.
Richard’s fourth child, Margaret, was born in Abson in about 1604. Nothing further is known of her.
THE CHILDREN OF RICHARD (c. 1602 - c. 1670)
Richard’s first child, Thomas, was born in Wick & Abson in about 1626. He died just three years later.
Richard’s second child, another Richard, was born in about 1628, and died in 1670.
Richard’s third child, Edward, was baptized in 1638. On 14 January 1668 he married Margaret
Monning at Horton. They had a son, Edward, born the following
year (details below). Nothing further is yet known of Edward and
THE CHILDREN OF EDWARD (c. 1638 - aft. 1668)
Edward’s son, also called Edward, was baptized at Wick & Abson on 25 November 1669. On 24 December 1702 he married Hannah
Emerson at Yate. They had two children: Richard born in
1703 and Thomas in 1705 (details below). Edward died, in Wick
& Abson, on 22 April 1706: he was buried two days
later. Hannah died in Horton in 1724.
THE CHILDREN OF EDWARD (1669 - aft. 1706)
Edward’s first child, Richard, was baptized at Wick & Abson on 1 November 1703. On 29 February 1728 he married Ann Russell
in Yate. The couple had at least six children: Elizabeth
baptized in 1739, John born in about 1740, James in about 1741, Richard
baptized in 1742, Martha in 1745, and James in 1749 (details
below). Richard died in Little Sodbury on 16 May 1763 and was
buried two days later in Horton; Ann died in Little Sodbury on 9
February 1778 and was buried at Horton the following day.
Edward’s second child, Thomas, was baptized at Wick & Abson on 12 June 1705. He married Margaret Russell (sister of Ann above) and had at least one child, a daughter named Hannah, baptized on 26 December 1746.
THE CHILDREN OF RICHARD (1703 - 1763)
Richard’s first child, Hannah, was born in 1738. On 31 May 1771 she married Richard Corbett,
still at Little Sodbury. The couple, who lived at Brinsham Farm,
had three children: Sarah Ann baptized in 1772, Henrietta in 1773
and Jonathan in 1775. Jonathan died in 1811 and was buried at
Yate on 9 February. Hannah was buried there on 18 April
1826, aged eighty.
Richard’s second child, Elizabeth, was baptized in Little Sodbury on 21 October 1739. Nothing further is yet known of her.
Richard’s third child, John, was born in Little Sodbury in about 1740. He died there on 28 July 1742, and was buried two days later at Horton.
Richard’s fourth child, James, was born in Little Sodbury in about 1741, and died in infancy. He too was buried at Horton.
Richard’s fifth child, Richard, was baptized in Little Sodbury on 28 November 1742.
Richard’s sixth child, Martha, was baptized in Little Sodbury on 7 July 1745; and his sixth, James, on 28 January 1749. Nothing further is yet known of them.
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