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Ed McKie
20-04-2005, 5:36 AM
WE have an enormous amount of information about Thomas Hall of Finsbury- except the vital record- birth or Christening. Thomas died in 1838 in city Road Finsbury where he was a bird stuffer, continueing a business conducted by his father T. Hall for many years. the family had obviously lived in the St. Lukes parish for a number of years but there is no sign of his christening about 1780, nor indeed of any siblings. Thomas had all his illegitimate children christened in St. Lukes !! however he was buried in Bunhill Fields, mainly used by dissenters. So is this the reason for no Anglican Christening ? Where can I find methodist or other non-conformist christenings in the London area ?

Any suggestions welcomed.

Ed

WaltonAus
17-08-2006, 10:55 AM
Hello Ed, looking on LDS I found the following.

THOMAS HALL
B: 16 JUL 1780
Ch: 06 AUG 1780 Saint Luke Old Street, Finsbury, London Father: THOMAS HALL
Mother: ELIZABETH

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C020692 1776 - 1803 0585440 Film 6903658 Film
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*there were 66 entries for Thomas Hall in London Greater about that time but only this one in Finsbury.
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*if this is the right Thomas these could be his siblings.

MARIA HALL Ch: 02 JAN 1785 Saint Luke Old Street, Finsbury, London,
MARIA MARY HALL Ch: 19 APR 1789
ELIZABETH HALL Ch: 11 OCT 1778
JAMES HALL Christening: 30 SEP 1787
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*and this death.

RICHARD HALL
B: 26 DEC 1771
Ch: 05 JAN 1772 Saint Luke Old Street, Finsbury, London
D: 07 DEC 1778
Father: THOMAS HALL
Mother: ELIZABETH

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C020696 1765 - 1776 0585439 Film 6903658 Film
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*and this may be Thomas' parents marriage.

THOMAS HALL
Spouse: ELIZABETH HOLMES
M: 24 AUG 1767 Saint Luke Old Street, Finsbury, London

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
M020691 1754 - 1783 0585446 Film 6903659 Film
M020691 1783 - 1807 0585447 Film NONE
M020691 1807 - 1812 0585448 Film NONE
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Good Luck & I hope it helps.
Kind Regards
Peter Euston.

Ed McKie
18-08-2006, 7:47 AM
Thanks for your lookups Peter.
However we have exhaustively searched the St. Lukes registers without coming to any firm conclusions. Although we have a putative date for the birth of Thomas Hall in 1780, this is based on the age at death, which of course you will know is not really reliable. We have no marriage with a father named, so that leaves it further in the air.

The Thomas baptised in St. Lukes to Thomas and Elizabeth is not positive as the fathers occupation is shown as a Watchmaker, spring liner.

Now it may well be that the Thomas 1780/1838 was the grandson of the original Thomas who ran the birdstuffing business in City Road, with his father skipping out of the trade as it were, but we have no evidence of that.

Also, unfortunately, there are a number of Hall families in St. Lukes and some of the earlier registers are unreadable.

thanks for your efforts

Cheers..Ed