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John Davis Hall

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John Davis Hall (1809-1855), a millwright of Hall, Powell and Scott

1809 baptised in Dartford, son of Edward Hall (d.1851) and his wife Charlotte[1]

1840 Married Rosetta Landale in Dartford.[2]

Their children were born in Rouen.

1836 John Hall, Powell & Scott at 17 rue de Sotteville, Rouen, advertised that they were opening a factory for the manufacture of medium and high pressure steam engines, hydraulic machinery, paper-making machinery, oil and flour mills, rolling and slitting mills, etc.

1841 Their son John Landale Hall was christened in Dartford[3]

1854 A John Davis Hall was admitted to Bailbrook Asylum in Somerset

1855 Died in Bath

1861 Rosetta Hall 44, widow, lived in Dartford with John Hall 20, (born France) engineer, Edward Hall 18, (born France) consulting (?) engineer, Rosetta Hall 16,(born France) Louisa Hall 15, (born France), Henry Hall 13,(born France) Julia Hall 8, (born France) and a visitor Mary Ann Hall 12[4]

1868 Edward, a wire weaver, died in Peckham[5]

1871 Rosetta Hall 54, widow, lived in Peckham with John Hall 30, draughtsman engineer who was away traveling at the time of the census, Louisa Hall 25, Julia Hall 12[6]

1874 Their daughter Charlotte Louisa Hall (1845-1925) married Edwin Wells Windsor in London.

1881 John L. Hall 40, civil engineer, lived in Jersey with Julia Hall 40, R.J. Hall 6, C.J. Hall 5, L.E. Hall 3[7]

1882 John Landale Hall, gentleman, died in Hastings[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. BMD
  4. 1861 census
  5. National probate calendar
  6. 1871 census
  7. 1881 census
  8. National probate calendar