See also

Family of David HALE and Elizabeth FACEY

Husband: David HALE (1831-1894)
Wife: Elizabeth FACEY ( - )
Marriage 1879 St Olave, Surrey1

Husband: David HALE

Name: David HALE1
Sex: Male
Father: David HALE (bef1806-1842)
Mother: Charlotte ASHFORD ( - )
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


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".

Wife: Elizabeth FACEY

Name: Elizabeth FACEY1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Note on Husband: David HALE

Death cert & newspaper report re death of David Hale 1894:

This was for the David born in 1831 in South Mimms, Albert's Grandfather. The report mentions David's Widow, Elizabeth. This was in fact David's 2nd wife who he married in Oct 1879 when he was 47 and she was 29 !!! It must have been, er, *fun* at home in Alma Lodge Bermondsey, as the 1881 still shows David's sons at home; William 23, Joseph 18 and Thomas 16!!! Son David was by then just over 25 and altho he married 6 months after his father, you can imagine the neighbours had something to gossip about, what with Father marrying someone young enough to be his daughter!!! Still, father David had been a widower for 10 years and you have to admire him for keeping the children together with him after the wife's death. There were SIX children at that point!!1


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

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.