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  1. DEREK A HALE in GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND writes : " Would love to know if I have any family. I was bought up in GYDE HOME by the National Childrens' Homes. My birth date is 28 11 61, the siblings I know of are TERRY HALE, DAVID HALE and VERA HALE; father's name WALTER ALBERT HALE born Jan 1925; mother MARIAN HALE nee BEARD. Father's parents lived at STEAMILLS near CINDERFORD. TERRY, MARIAN and grand parents from father's side all deceased. Can anybody tell me anything about my family ? " [derek$hale3989.freeserve.co.uk]

  2. VALDA COPPIN of CANBERRA, Australia seeks help in tracing her HALE ancestors. JOHN HALE born circa 1840 at Liverpool? married SARAH SOPHIA PENDERGAST at Moonbah via Jindabyne NSW on
    4/11/1868, he gave his parents as WILLIAM HALE and ROSANNA MURPHY on the marriage certificate and registration at the Roman Catholic Church Cooma, NSW. JOHN HALE had a family interest in Liverpool NSW. He may have had a brother GEORGE. No records have been uncovered of - his birth, his parents marriage , or, siblings. CAN ANYONE HELP?? [nevillec1$bigpond.com.au]

  3. "I am looking for any family of a JOHN HALE (c1816) who married an ELIZA SMITH (born c1818) and had children ELIZABETH, MARY, JOHN, MOSES, THOMAS," writes DIANE HALE who lives in BATH, Somerset " I have info on MARY,and MOSES and some basic info on JOHN and THOMAS but none on ELIZABETH. All from EAST DEAN, Gloucester. Looking for JOHN who married ELIZA JORDAN, THOMAS who married ELIZABETH BENNETT and ELIZABETH." [dianehale53$onetel.net.uk]

  4. In TEESSIDE, England GLYNIS HALE is looking for family from CRUMLIN area of S. Wales. "Lost touch since father MALCOLM STEPHEN HALE died in 1992. His brothers and sisters included CLIFFORD, MELVYN, VALERIE and NORMAN Hale. Any information welcome." [glynis.hale$sunderland.ac.uk]

  5. RICHARD CARRUTHERS, of VANCOUVER, Canada says : "I descend from JANE surnamed variously HALES or HALL who married Robert LARGE of Purton, Wilts. at All Saints' parish church, Lydiard Millicent, Wilts. by licence on 29 March 1726. The marriage entry lists her name as Jane HALL, but the marriage licence bond from the Bishop of Sarum [Salisbury] refers to her as Jane HALES of Lydiard Millicent. There are no HALL or HALES baptisms at Lydiard Millicent, but there are HALE ones.
    I find a suitable baptism for her under the following entry from the register of Lydiard Millicent, Wilts., viz.: Jane daughter of Richard HALE was baptised 20 February 1705 [i.e. 1705/6].
    I wonder if anyone knows who Richard HALE's wife was, and the earlier generations of his family?" [purton$shaw.ca]

  6. "I have found that a JOHN MADDY married a FILIPPA HALE of Somerton Hall, Suffolk in the 1800's." writes SUSAN WELHAM of STOWMARKET, Suffolk, England.
    " John was baptised at Dorstone Hereford in 1766 and went to Oxford College. He came to Somerton as the Rector and was Rector of Somerton Hartest cum Boxted and Boxted. FILLIPA died on January 7 1880 and her grave is in the graveyard of Somerton Church, where her father is also buried. I believe JOHN died in the 1850's." [sue$cartref27.fsnet.co.uk]

  7. JANE BATEMAN of FARNBOROUGH, England writes: " I am looking for ELIZABETH HALE born in Moretonhampstead, Devon 1858. She married GEORGE PEARCE 1875/76 and lived in Trevethin, Wales on 1881 census." [janebateman3$aol.com]

  8. TRISH RILEY in PALM BAY, USA says: " Family lore has my great great grandfather FRANCIS XAVIER HALE coming from England. His son CHARLES WESLEY HALE was born in Baltimore, MD, USA in 1820. Did FRANCIS have any siblings or other children? One of CHARLES WESLEY'S sons, EDWARD S. HALE married a girl from England, first name NELLIE. Does anyone have any information on this HALE family?" [StrawberryRiley$aol.com]

  9. JOHN COLLIER of Scarborough,UK is trying to find the location of the gravesite of MATTHEW HALE who died in 1902 in Westbury on Severn, Glos. He fought in the American Civil war and American relatives would like to see him properly honoured."I was contacted as I have written books on the Civil Wars Britsh participants. " [collierj7va$tiscali.co.uk]

  10. In PERTH, Australia DY TAYLOR SAYS: " I am tracking back through my Birmingham HALE line and I've discovered that my GGGrandfather William was originally from Cirencester - he appears to have made the move to Birmingham as a young man. He was born 16/11/1824 to parents Elizabeth and Jasper HALE (b 21/04/1805 Cirencester, then transported as a convict to NSW Australia in 1830 - he never came back to UK). Elizabeth remained in Cirencester with William and his siblings Mary Ann b 21/05/1823, Jasper b 07/08/1828 and Elizabeth b 04/06/1830. I would love to find out more about the Cirencester HALE families. I know Jasper's (b1805) parents' names were Richard and Elizabeth HALE but that's as far back as I've got for now. [tayds$tower.net.au]

  11. JOHN DAVIES of LOUGHBOROUGH, England asks:" Can anyone give any info on a CHARLOTTE HALE who is on the 1901 census at 41, Commercial St, Ebbw Vale. She is my GGGrandmother.Can you tell me who her husband was, any info at all would be helpful [john.davies96$btopenworld.com]

  12. BARBARA BENCSY in NEW ZEALAND writes:"I was looking for Leek st, St Pauls when I stumbled on your web site. On going through I see you have my GG Grandmothers, sisters name entered, SARAH or SARA SKIDMORE, who lived at 29, Twinnell St, with her sister and brother in law, (My GG Grandparents) Their name was TERRETT. In what way was SARAH, and SUZANNA related to the HALES? (We don't know - does anyone? -Ed.)[f.b.bencsy$paradise.net.nz]

  13. Joy HUNGERFORD of Kent, England says:" My husband and I each have (separate) HALE connections. His GGM, Emma HALE, was one of seven daughters of James Charles HALE b 1820 in Quidhampton WIL, and Julia BUCKLAND b 1830 in Shaftesbury DOR. They married in Fisherton Anger in 1854. Any info about their parents would be very welcome. My own HALE links concern my 3GGM, Temperance HALE, who married William BOWYER in 1800 in Frampton Cotterell GLS. No further details known, but ideas for tracing her forebears also very welcome. Kind regards [m.hungerford$ntlworld.com]

  14. JASPER HAWKINS of St. Ives, Cornwall writes:" WILLIAM W. HALE b.circa 1836 at Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire married ANNE 'ANNIE' Phillimore. William was a Customs Officer (Clerk of the Customs - Long Room). Anne is a distant relative and we would like to contact any descendants or researchers of this family. Thanks, Jas. "[Rynanneth$aol.com]

  15. In LEIGHTON BUZZARD, England JOY GRAHAM says: " Seeking help, please, in trying to find parents of LUKE HALE (b c1842 Pontypool - d 21 Dec 1890 Pontypool). Occupations variously given as "China & Earthernware Dealer", "General Dealer" and, at the time of his death, "Publican". His wife ADELIA RUSSELL's second marriage to ALBERT TOM EDWARD YOUNG on 23 Dec 1892 is mentioned on your website. At time of his marriage 15 March 1864 Parish Church, Panteg, Monmouth to Adelia, Luke gave his father as EDWARD HALE, "hawker". Luke is shown as being a widower, but I cannot find his earlier marriage, nor registration of his birth. I would be delighted to hear from anyone who is researching this Hale line. I have much information on Luke & Adelia's descendents and would be very willing to pass this on - plus copies of many BMD certs. Many thanks Joy "[joygraham$lindenlea900.fsnet.co.uk]

  16. " I am trying to find info on my fathers family, EDWARD GLYN HALE, born Pontypool in 1917." writes BRYAN HALE of KEYMER-West Sussex. " He married my mother ELSIE THOMAS of Tal y Waun in 1940 at Wainfelin. My g/father was EDWARD JOHN HALE a collier, born 1882 possibly in Pontypool. I would be grateful if someone could give me some information on this...Thank you." [bryanandeileen$btopenworld.com]

  17. "Seeking information on EDWARD HALE m MARY HEWISH. in St. Georges, Bristol. July 1779, " writes GLORIA in NEWPORT,Gwent "also his son LUKE HALE m ELIZABETH MILSOM, Oct 1802. LUKE'S son also named EDWARD, settled in Trevethin abt 1849" [globill84$ntlworld.com]

  18. V. FINHERT of ONTARIO, CANADA asks: " SARAH HALE born 1815/15 Rodbourne, Wiltshire. Married WILLIAM RODWAY of Upton St. Leonards, Gloucester. First child baptised at St Leonard 1845. Family Records Centre has no entry of their marriage. His family goes way back to 1595 at Upton St Leonards. Can anyone find a marriage entry for me please? Thank you. Valerie " [dlwine$kw.igs.net]

  19. In OAKLAND,CA, USA JEREMY FRANKEL writes:" Seeking descendants of HENRY HALE (born St. Georges, East London) who married MARY ANN SAUNDERS (born Kenardington, Kent), married 14 Nov 1841 They had MARY ANN (1842), HENRY JAMES (1844), ALFRED HENRY (1846), MATTHEW HENRY (1848), PHILIP HENRY (1850) who emigrated to Texas, died in St. Louis, MO (1927); SAMUEL HENRY (1852) who emigrated to USA ended up in North Dakota (died 1936) and WILLIAM MAJOR (1855). Interested to know what became of everyone except Samuel and Philip. [jfrankel$lmi.net]

  20. In OLYMPIA, WA. USA JEFF DENNETT is looking for information on SARAH HALE. She married GEORGE BONFICE in 1714 probably in FELPHAM England. She had the following children: JAMES, THOMAS, and ELIZABETH. Can you help him? [DENNETT$COMCAST.NET]



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