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James Hall

James Hall Born: 15 October 1829
Married: 2 March 1851
Died: 22 April 1906

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James Hall was born on 15 October 1829 in Knutsford, Cheshire. In 1841 the family was living in Knutsford near the Race Track. On the 2nd March 1851, he married Mary Ellis at The Mother Church in the Parish of Harwarden, County of Flint. Four weeks later (the night of the 1851 Census - 30th March) he had returned to Knutsford and was staying with his mother and siblings, whilst Mary was still in Harwarden staying with her parents, having recently given birth to their first child Elizabeth. By 1861 James, Mary and their children were living in The Laundry at Tabley House, Knutsford, where they both worked. Over the years he had many jobs at the house, including: General Labourer, Gardener's Labourer, Gentleman's Servant and Usher (School Master). James died at The Laundry, Tabley House on 22 April 1906.


James Hall's parents were John Hall and Elizabeth Hall nee Steel.


James Hall and Mary Ellis had five children:

Name Date of Birth
Elizabeth Hall March 1851
Ellen Hall 15 May 1853
John Hall c. 1855
Thomas Hall 9 December 1857
Maria Hall February 1860


James Hall was the 7th of 12 siblings:

Name Date of Birth Baptism Date
Thomas Hall c. 1820
Edward Hall c. 1822
Robert Hall c. 1824
Strethill Hall 11 November 1825 11 December 1825
James Hall 18 January 1827 20 January 1827
Elizabeth Hall 11 September 1827 21 October 1827
James Hall 15 October 1829 29 November 1829
William Hall 27 January 1832 20 May 1832
John Hall c. 1834
Mary Hall c. 1835
Ann Hall c. 1837
William Hall c. 1840

Picture Gallery

Picture of James and Mary Hall This is a picture of James Hall with his wife Mary. The photograph was taken circa 1870s. Picture courtesy of Joan Capper.
Painting of James Hall During his time as an employee of Tabley House, James was painted standing in front of one of the arches within the grounds.
Group Photo Outside Peacock Lodge This photograph was taken outside Peacock Lodge, Tabley House. It is believed that the picture was taken during the early 1900s. James Hall is 2nd from the left. Sitting down beside him is his wife Mary Hall née Ellis. Also in the picture, at the far right, is Ellen Leicester née Forster and standing beside her is her husband Charles Leicester. The other people in the photograph have yet to be identified.

Census Records

James Hall has been identified in the following censuses:

Last updated: 06 September 2008

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