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Family of David HALE and Charlotte ASHFORD

Husband: David HALE (bef1806-1842)
Wife: Charlotte ASHFORD ( - )
Children: Rebecca HALE (1828- )
Charlotte HALE (1830- )
David HALE (1831-1894)
William HALE (1834- )
James HALE (c. 1837- )
Marriage 22 May 18271

Husband: David HALE

Name: David HALE1
Sex: Male
Father: William HALE ( - )
Mother: Mary WHITE ( - )
Birth bef 20 Apr 1806 South Mimms1
Christening 20 Apr 1806 (age 0) South Mimms1
St Giles Church, South Mimms, Hertfordshire
Death 1842 (age 36)2

Wife: Charlotte ASHFORD

Name: Charlotte ASHFORD1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: Rebecca HALE

Name: Rebecca HALE1
Sex: Female
Birth 24 Mar 1828 South Mimms, Hertfordshire1

Child 2: Charlotte HALE

Name: Charlotte HALE1
Sex: Female
Birth 14 Mar 18301

Child 3: David HALE

Name: David HALE1
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Susan BAXTER (c. 1833-1869)
Spouse 2: Elizabeth FACEY ( - )
Birth 29 Nov 1831 South Mimms, Hertfordshire1
Occupation Contractor / General Carman
Death 11 Feb 1894 (age 62) Camberwell, Surrey1
Cause: Accident. Compression of the Brain caused by falling out of a cart.
Address: Ebenezer Cottage, Back-lane, Asylum Road, Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey
From a newspaper cutting in the possession of Mrs. Susan Leggett:

South London Observer Camberwell and Peckham Times

Dated Saturday 17th February 1894

A PECKHAM CARMAN KILLED BY HIS RUNAWAY PONY

On Wednesday afternoon Mr. G. P. Wyatt, the Coroner for Camberwell, held an inquest at the George and Dragon, Peckham, on a body of David Hale, aged 62 years, a carman lately living at Ebenezer Cottage, Back-lane, Asylum Road, who was met with a sad death.
Elizabeth Hale, the widow, identified the body, and said that last Saturday evening deceased left home to serve some of his customers with sawdust. Shortly after 10 o'clock the same night she was informed by a neighbour that deceased had been thrown from his pony-trap down the street. Witness went to ascertain the facts of the case, and found deceased being carried home by some men. He was quite unconscious, in which state he remained until his death, which took place about 20 minutes past eight o'clock the following morning. He was quite sober when he left home.
William Ambridge, potman at the Queen Elizabeth, Asylum Road, stated that deceased was in the above house at eight o'clock that night. He (deceased) was then perfectly sober. Some two hours later witness was in Jervis-street, which is close by, and saw deceased, who had just turned the corner, standing up in the trap. The pony suddenly bolted and threw deceased backwards. Witness ran up and prevented deceased from falling out of the back of the vehicle. Almost immediately afterwards deceased stooped down to reach the reins, and pitched over the side of the trap into the road, his head striking the kerb with great force. He was picked up, and, with assistance, carried indoors. A medical man was at once sent for. Deceased never spoke after he fell. The pony was eventually stopped some distance up the street.
Dr. W. F. Godwin, of 89, Asylum Road, stated that when he arrived deceased was perfectly unconscious. Witness visited him several times, but he gradually sank, and expired as above stated. Deceased had a severe scalp wound three inches long. Death was due to either a fractured skull or a rupture of an artery on the brain, consequent upon the fall.
The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death".

Child 4: William HALE

Name: William HALE1
Sex: Male
Birth 28 Feb 1834 South Mimms, Hertfordshire1

Child 5: James HALE

Name: James HALE1
Sex: Male
Birth c. 1837 South Mimms, Hertfordshire1

Note on Husband: David HALE

AS FAR AS CAN BE ASCERTAINED, DAVID HALE (below) WAS THE 4TH CHILD OF EIGHT BORN TO WILLIAM HALE AND MARY WHITE WHO MARRIED

IN ST. GILES PARISH CHURCH, SOUTH MIMMS, HERTFORDSHIRE, IN 1795.

DAVID'S SIBLINGS WERE JOHN (bap'd MAR 1796), CHARLOTTE (bap'd JAN 1798), REBECCA (bap'd JAN 1804), HESTER (bap'd MAR 1808),

JOSEPH (bap'd MAY 1810), DANIEL (bap'd MAY 1812) and SARAH (bap'd FEB 1814).

ALL OF THE CHILDREN WERE BAPTISED IN ST. GILES ALTHOUGH CHARLOTTE DIED, AGED 19 in 1818.1

Sources

1"Email from Sue Leggett to Graham Hoadly".
Text From Source: ... I have just spent a fascinating couple of hours looking at your website - I
found it after googling HALE which is my maiden name and one of my areas of
interest.

Albert, as you have said he was known, was in fact cousin to my Grandfather,
Edward Cornelius Hale! Albert also had two older brothers, William born
c1881 in Bermondsey and James born c1884 in Camberwell.

Albert's father James and my Gt Grandfather, David Harry, were brothers and
two of a total of six children born to David Hale from South Mimms and Susan
Baxter from Suffolk. (They were married in Rotherhithe in 1854).

However (!) I realise this is getting completely away from your Tree ... and
also the reason I am writing to you!

As you have shown Albert's parents on your website, I wondered if you would
like a copy of their marriage cert? James Hale and Rebecca Louisa Walkinshaw
married on the 2nd August 1880 in St James' Church, Bermondsey.
...
2Ibid. Text From Source: EXTRACT FROM THE BURIAL REGISTER of
St. GEORGE'S HANOVER SQUARE CHURCH

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(taken from Westminster City Archives film ref 94)

Number: 537

Name: DAVID HALE

Abode: Robert Street

Date: June 1st 1842

Age: 36 years


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EXTRACT FROM THE PARISH RECORDS of
St. GEORGE'S HANOVER SQUARE CHURCH
"APPROPRIATION OF FUNERAL DUES"

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(taken from Westminster City Archives film ref C835 m/f 555)


1842 June 1 DAVID HALE, ADULT, PARISHIONER.

Place of Burial - "3 NEW" = 15 shillings

1s. 6d - church warden
6s. 6d - rector
2s. 0d - clerk in orders
1s. 6d - sexton
0. 6d - sexton additional
1s. 0d - gravemaker
1s. 0d - church keeper
1s. 0d - bell