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REQUESTS ARE NOT RESTRICTED TO ANCESTORS FROM THE WEST OF ENGLAND OR SOUTH WALES - THEY CAN BE ANYWHERE IN THE UK.
Please: PROVEN UK HALE names ONLY
"I am searching for more info on a Martha Halle (maiden name Bryant)" writes
Marianne Wildcat of Lawrence, KS USA. "She is buried
in Nailsea in the Christ Church Cemetery with her daughter Melina. Martha was born to John and Martha Bryant in
Nailsea about 1837. She shows up as 4 yrs. old on the 1841 census for Nailsea with her parents and siblings. On
the same grave marker as Melina and Martha in Christ Church cem. on the reverse side is an inscription for
Martha's sister Lavinia Bryant. I don't know when Martha got married or which Halle she married. I've not been
able to find any records and don't have the spouses first name. I know Martha is listed in the 1881 census for
residents of Bedminster Union Workhouse, Long Ashton as widowed, nurse. I am sure this is my Martha (Bryant)
Halle as earlier Martha was supposed to have worked as a nurse at Leeds General Hospital. I believe that Martha
and her husband had 2 other children also - Louis and Louise Halle. I have seen my family on y6our site. You have
included (1881 census) that has Martha's brother Thomas Bryant listed along with his family. Martha's mother
Martha is living with him as is Melina Halle, his niece. I am trying to find out which Halle Martha married so
that I might be able to expand my research via internet."
MARGARET EVANS of NUNEATON ENGLAND writes: "I am keen to find any kin of NATHANIEL and SARAH HALE married in a double wedding with
JOHN HALE and MARY TANNER January 1802 in STONEHOUSE GLOS"
Valerie Finhert writes from Ontario, Canada :" I am looking for a marriage of SARAH HALE to
WILLIAM RODWAY sometime before 1846. SARAH HALE was born in Calne/Rodbourne Wiltshire about 1816. Where she
married I have no idea. I have a record of the baptismals of all of her children at Upton St. Leonards in
I have checked the records at KEW. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Valerie "
ROBERT HALE of MORUYA AUSTRALIA writes: " I thank you for this opportunity to help me. I am searching for any of the following
HENRY JOHN HALE Married LYDIA TEMPLTON-MCGARRAH When ???? They had ten children : ADA BORN 1853 ;
HARRY BORN 1855;
LOUISA BORN 1859;
EMILY BORN 1860;
MARY BORN 1862;
EDITH BORN 1864;
FLORENCE BORN 1865;
CHARLES BORN 1869;
GRACE BORN 1871;
FRANCIS G BORN 1867;
Married CHARLOTTE JANE
Their children :
FRANCIS GERALD B 1891 KENSINGTON M ALICE MAUD ??;
HARRY JOHN B 1896 KENSINGTON M MABEL STANARD ANDREWS;
WILLIAM WALTER B 1899 KENSINGTON M EDITH KENNING;
CONSTANCE ELIZABETH B 1900 KENSINGTON M JOSEPH PRINCE;
SIDNEY HERBERT B 1906 KENSINGTON M MARY J T VEITCH (AUSTRALIA);
LEONARD ???? M DORIS ;"
Two things: a) I'm interested (but NOT related) in ELIZA HALE(b c1842), who worked
at the YEW TREE INN, HUNTLEY, Glos in 1881 and was living in LITTLEDEAN in 1901 (with children MARTHA, THOMAS W, &
b) CHARLES HALE in Cheltenham had a big shop in Cheltenham (it's now Yates's Wine Lodge) there are some great
pictures. If anyone's researching this branch I'd be interested in helping.
VIVIEN PALMER (nee HALE) of Farnborough, Hants writes: "
My gt gt grandfather Frederick Nelson Hale was born c1812 in Westerleigh, Glos. He was the son of
James Hale, a hatter. After time in London as a carpenter, Fred moved to Worcester and ran the
Glovers Arms pub, continued by his son Fred and other family. I have not yet found any Hale cousins,
please do get in touch! Vivien
SHEILA TANTON, (nee hale) of BARNSTAPLE, DEVON, ENGLAND is LOOKING FOR ANY HALES RELATED TO ROBERT HALE BORN
1839 AT EASTHORPE ESSEX.
Also researching my family from Great Tay, Birch. Has anyone information about the
Hales in these areas?
In Malvern, UK, Mark Dalby wants info on ALICE HALE, bap 1703 place unknown.
Was described variously as of Stoke Orchard or Bishop's
Cleeve, Glos. Married c.1734 SAMUEL ARKELL.
A Jenkins, Southampton is looking for William Hale, b Shipham, abt 1820
Contact : 2 Wittering Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8HD
I am searching for any information on the Hale family from Bedwas, Monmouthshire, writes Christine Hale of Caerphilly.
My G.Grandfather was Robert Hale married to Annie Marie.
Their children were Percival, Clifford, Mabel and Gertrude. Percival's son is my father,
Derek Hale. I am trying to trace the origins of Robert Hale and his wife Annie Hale.
TREVOR LEDGER, of PENRITH N.S.W. AUSTRALIA, asks:" Anyone intrested in Kent Hales ? MARIA HALES
who married SAMUEL BLACK in 1814 at Hartlip Kent."
Eleanor BARLOW of Adelaide, Australia says " I am looking for more information on a HALE. I do not know his first
name or when and where he was born but he married and lived in England. All I do know is he married
a Jemima PATTERSON who came from Glasgow, Scotland and they had 3 daughters - Helen Louise, Ida and
Ruby. Does anyone recognise these names? "
ANTONIA PACE of CARDIFF, SOUTH WALES says " I am searching for the baptism of my 5x great grandfather ISAAC HALE
born around 1735. He was a HATTER FELTMAKER and lived and worked in FRAMPTON COTTERELL, GLOS
ENGLAND.ISAAC married GRACE WHITE in ALVESTON GLOS.ENGLAND in 1754. He died in 1820 age 85 in
FRAMPTON COTTERELL. I have checked surrounding parishes any ideas welcome. "
ANGELA HOCKHAM of LYMINGTON writes : " MY GGG GRANDFATHER WAS JOHN HALE BORN EXTON SOMERSET 1820. MARRIED TO
ELIZA QUICK. LITTLE KNOWN ABOUT HIS FAMILY. BEST WISHES ANGELA HOCKHAM. INTERESTED IN BLACKMORE, HALE,
QUICK, COWLIN, BOSLEY "
"MY G.G.G.GRANDFATHER DIED 14 DECEMBER 1850 AT SOUTH HILL COTTAGE, ENTRY
HILL,BATH, SOMERSET AGE 80 YEARS NAME EDWARD HALE, GENTLEMAN. BORN IN CALNE, WILTSHIRE, SON OF
BENJAMIN HEALE. EDWARDS' WIFE ELIZA DIED 11 MARCH 1860 AT STEEPLE ASHTON WLS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
MORE ABOUT ENTRY HILL. ANY INFO. APPRECIATED. "
COLLEEN WILLIS, QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
I am researching the family of JASPER HALE who married ELIZABETH ROSE and was sent to Australia
in 1830 for theft. He left behind a wife and 4 children. He later married MARY ANN NELSON in 1839.
Any help would be appreciated. Regards Wendy.
I have just tried to reach the Nancy Hale on page 5 who asks about Lower
Gornal, Dudley, Worcs. Unfortunately her Email no longer works but this is my
reply to her.
I do not know if this helps. My grandfather was James Henry Hale of Lower
Gornal, Dudley. James's father was the manager for Himley Hall colliery and
James (Pop) married Nan(cy), they had three children. Vera (died in the 1970s)
William and Leonard (my father born 13th Feb 1914, he shared his birthday
with his father, James)
James was a Master Builder and worked for various very large estate offices
as a building manager-the Portman Estate in London. Before retiring to
Bournemouth in the 1950s.
My father, Leonard James, severed in the RA in WW2 and settled in
Bournemouth. I am the youngest of two sons, Martin Andrew 1943 and Timothy Pugh 1952.
My brother has returned to area and lives just inside the Christchurch
boundary, whilst I have moved to Sherborne in West Dorset.
We have two sons, Andrew James 1976 and Matthew Paul 1978, both serve in the
Royal Navy like James and William and myself-no grandchildren.
I once returned to Gornal with dad, only to find that the house had been
demolished (the washouse survives) and I had a drink in the Yew Tree (is that
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