Hallett is a relatively uncommon surname in England, and historically it is found mainly in Dorset and Somerset.   Its most likely origin is the Norman-French forename Alard (or Aylard), which in turn derives from the Old Germanic name Adelard, meaning “noble-hardy” or “noble-strong”.  Among other surnames which share this origin are Adlard, Allard, Ellert and Hallard.  Older records for our family show several spellings of the name, including Hallat(t), Hallet(t), Allat(t), Allet(t), etc, but for the sake of clarity I have used the modern form throughout.

 

Our own branch of the family can be traced back to the village of Trysull in Staffordshire, where they appear for the first time in the second half of the 18th century.

 

 

The starting point of our Hallett family is Richard Hallett, who married Elisabeth Stringar in All Saints Church, Trysull on 25 May 1772.  No Halletts are recorded in Trysull before this date, and Richard’s place of origin is unknown at present.  His wife Elizabeth was baptised in Trysull on 23 December 1750, and was the daughter of Thomas Stringer and his wife Mary Johns.  (Thomas, son of John Stringer, was baptised in Trysull on 3 August 1718.)

 

Richard and Elisabeth had seven known children:


1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


Isaac Hallett

Thomas Hallett

Mary Hallett

John Hallett

Sarah Hallett

Richard Hallett

Phebe Hallett

(1772-?)

(1774-1864)

(1779-?)

(1783-?)

(1785-?)

(1793-1853)

(17897-?)


m. Mary Knight, 1811


m. Ann


m. Ann Keynton, 1817

 

Thomas Hallett, son of Richard Hallett and Elisabeth Stringar, was baptised in All Saints Church, Trysull on 31 December 1774, and spent his working life as a servant.  He married Mary Knight in St Mary's Church, Enville on 1 September 1811, and the couple had ten children, all born in Enville:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.


Henry Hallett

William Hallett

Jane Hallett

Mary Hallett

Thomas Hallett

John Hallett

George Hallett

Ann Hallett

Maria Hallett

Elizabeth Hallett

(1812-1898)

(1813-1861)

(1815-1881)

(1817-1853)

(1819-1860)

(1821-1909)

(1822-1833)

(1824-1826)

(1827-1871)

(1829-?)

m. Louisa Norbury, 1843

m. Sarah Reynolds, 1838

m. Benjamin Price, 1835

m. William Hayes, 1853


m. Lavinia Mason, 1849



m. William Holloway, 1846


Thomas died in Enville in 1864.



John Hallett, son of Richard Hallett and Elisabeth Stringar, was baptised in All Saints Church, Trysull on 6 April 1783 and married a woman named Ann, who was born in nearby Codsall in about 1788.  They lived in Codsall and had four daughters:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Mary Hallett

Harriet Hallett

Elizabeth Hallett

Esther Hallett


(1811-?)

(1813-1860)

(1815-?)

(1820-1893)


m. William Brookes, 1835


m. William Gregory, 1838

John died when the children were still young, and Ann married Frederick Dudley, an iron works labourer, in Tettenhall on 14 June 1824.   They had two children:

 

5.

6.


William Dudley

Susanna Dudley


(1825-?)

(1827-1898)


m. James Hodgkiss, 1845

Ann’s grandson Samuel Gregory seems to have lived with her and Frederick as a child, and later the couple lived with their married daughter Susannah, along with several members of the extended family.

 

Ann died in Wolverhampton and was buried in Merridale Cemetery on 22 May 1865.  Frederick died in 1884.



Richard Hallett, son of Richard Hallett and Elisabeth Stringar, was baptised in All Saints Church, Trysull on 23 June 1793, and worked as a groom.  It is likely that it was his work which took him to Buckinghamshire, where he married Ann Keynton in Farnham Royal on 17 August 1817.  The couple's first child was born in Buckinghamshire, but they then returned to Staffordshire, where their other three children were born:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Henry Hallett

Eliza Hallett

George Hallett

Charles Hallett

(1818-1884)

(1822-1861)

(1825-1895)

(1831-?)

m. Jemima Chell, 1843


m. Jane Hickson, 1845


Richard died of dropsy in Wolverhampton and was buried in Merridale Cemetery on 13 December 1853; Ann was buried there on 11 January 1855.



Henry Hallett, oldest son of Thomas Hallett and Mary Knight, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 19 April 1812.  He spent most or all of his working life as a gardener, moving from Enville to Bowdon, Cheshire by 1841.  Two years later, he married a young fellow-servant in the same household, Louisa Norbury, in St Mary's Church, Bowdon on 17 August 1843, and moved with her to Sherbourne, Warwickshire.  They had five children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


George Hallett

Charles Hallett

Henry Hallett

Arthur Hallett

Louisa Hallett


(1844-1930)

(1846-1935)

(1848-1911)

(1851-1903)

(1853-1912)

m. Agnes Topp, 1865

m. Sarah Ann Soden, 1870


m. Emily Frances Dexter, 1875

Henry and Louisa moved to Warwick in the 1870s, and Louisa died there in 1895.  Henry died in Warwick in 1898.

 


William Hallett, son of Thomas Hallett and Mary Knight, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 24 October 1813, and became a shoemaker.  He married Sarah Reynolds in St Leonard's Church, Bridgnorth on 22 February 1838 and had four children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Thomas Hallett

John Hallett

Ann Hallett

Mary Maria Hallett


(1838-?)

(1840-?)

(1843-1886)

(1847-1929)

m. Jane Lowe, 1865

m. Margaret Ann Birchall, 1866

m. George Morgan, 1864

m. John Brookes, 1866

William died in Enville in 1861.



Jane Hallett, daughter of Thomas Hallett and Mary Knight, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 20 August 1815, and married Benjamin Price in Oldswinford, Worcestershire on 5 December 1835.  Benjamin was born in Kingswinford in about 1810, and worked in one of the numerous glassworks in nearby Wordsley.  The couple spent all their married life in Wordsley, and had ten children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.


Rachel Price

Thomas Price

Henry Price

Mary Price

Edward Price

Sarah Ann Price

Benjamin Price

Hannah Price

Eliza Price

Samuel Price


(1836-1904)

(1837-?)

(1839-1908)

(1841-?)

(1842-1894)

(1845-?)

(1847-1909)

(1849-?)

(1851-?)

(1854-1887)

m. George Gunnell, 1863


m. Sarah Ann Stevens, 1858

m. William Mantle, 1868

m. Sarah Hall, 1863

m. Nathan Moore, 1876


m. Robert Aldis, 1879

Benjamin died in Wordsley in 1868 and Jane in 1881.



Mary Hallett, daughter of Thomas Hallett and Mary Knight, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 11 May 1817, and married William Hayes, a shoemaker, in Kidderminster on 3 May 1853.  The couple had one son:

 

1.


George Hayes


(1853-1874)


Sadly Mary died in childbirth or shortly afterwards.  William later remarried, and had five more children with his second wife Ann.



John Hallett, son of Thomas Hallett and Mary Knight, was baptised in St Peter's Church, Kinver on 28 January 1821, and became a groom.  He married Lavinia Mason in St Philips's Church, Birmingham on 27 May 1849, and had seven children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


James Hallett

John Henry Hallett

William Hallett

Samuel Hallett

Ellen Lindsay Hallett

Lavinia Hallett

Anna Maria Hallett


(1849-1912)

(1851-1911)

(1853-?)

(1855-1904)

(1858-1896)

(1861-1862)

(1863-1936)


m. Mary Shepherd, 1876

m. Phoebe Palmer, 1877

m. Euphemia

m. Sarah Shepherd, 1881

m. William Shepherd, 1877


m. Samuel John Roberts, 1881

In 1861, the family moved to Groby in Leicestershire, where John worked as a groom for the Earl of Stamford at his newly-built residence, Bradgate House.  When the Earl became master of the Quorn Hunt, he constructed a stable block which cost £30,000 - an enormous sum at the time.  John worked at Bradgate House for at least twenty years, then moved to Barton under Needwood in Debyshire, where he worked as an ostler at the George Hotel until he was in this eighties.  He died in Market Harborough in 1909.

 

 

Maria Hallett, daughter of Thomas Hallett and Mary Knight, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 28 January 1827, and married William Holloway, a cooper, in Kidderminster on 12 February 1846.  The couple lived in Kinver and had five children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


Harry Holloway

John Holloway

William Holloway

Samuel Holloway

Ann Maria Holloway


(1847-1847)

(1848-1862)

(1850-1909)

(1854-1890)

(1866-?)



m. Annie Jane Bostock, 1871

m. Emma Pratt, 1879


Maria died in Enville in 1871, and William subsequently married Ellen Hince, with whom he had another son. 

 

 

Harriet Hallett, second daughter of John Hallett and Ann, was baptised in Codsall on 16 May 1813 and married William Brookes in St Mary’s Church, Handforth on 1 November 1835.  William was a coal miner who was born in West Bromwich in about 1810.  They lived in West Bromwich and had five children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


Mary Ann Brookes

Joseph Brookes

William Brookes

Frederick Brookes

Susannah Brookes


(1836-?)

(1839-1905)

(1841-1870)

(1845-1869)

(1849-1924)



m. Mary Ann Scarlett, 1867



m. Thomas Osborne Shingler, 1889

Harriet died in West Bromwich in 1860 and William in 1868.



Henry Hallett, oldest son of Richard Hallett and Ann Keynton, was baptised in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire on 16 January 1818, but moved to Staffordshire with his parents as a small child and spent nearly all his life in Wolverhampton.  He had a couple of brushes with the law, and was sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment with hard labour for assaulting a woman on 15 March 1841, but was acquitted of receiving stolen goods two years later.

 

He married Jemima Chell in St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton on 11 September 1843 and had five children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


George Henry Hallett

Mary Anne Hallett

Ann Eliza Hallett

Henry Hallett

Betsy Hallett

(1844-1917)

(1846-1847)

(1848-1931)

(1852-1939)

(1855-1930)

m. Matilda Rogers, 1868


m. William Henry Wheeler, 1865

m. Alice Craddock, 1879

m. Henry Vaughan, 1874


As a young man, Henry worked as a brass founder, but later became a furniture broker, and at one point was publican of a beer house in Wolverhampton.

 

Jemima was buried in St Matthew's churchyard on 14 April 1847, and Henry married Susannah Jones in St Peter's Church on 11 October 1874.  He was buried in Merridale Cemetery, Wolverhampton on 21 October 1884.

 

 

George Hallett, son of Richard Hallett and Ann Keynton, was baptised in St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton on 25 October 1825 and became a tinplate worker.  He married Jane Hickson in St Peter's Church on  27 January 1854 and had three children, all of whom sadly died young:

 

1.

2.

3.


George Hallett

Elizabeth Hallett

Charles Hallett

(1847-1852)

(1852-1852)

(1855-1857)


Jane died in Wolverhampton in 1887 and George in 1895.




Charles Hallett, oldest son of Henry Hallett and Louisa Norbury, was baptised in Sherbourne, Warwickshire on 18 October 1846 and became a gardener like his father.  He married Sarah Ann Soden in Warwick in 1870 and had seven children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


Louisa Hallett

Amy Hallett

Charles Henry Hallett

Emily Hallett

Clara Hallett

Sarah Ann Hallett

Ada Hallett


(1870-1957)

(1871-1959)

(1873-?)

(1877-1939)

(1879-1963)

(1881-?)

(1889-1951)


Sarah died in West Bromwich in 1930 and Charles died in Birmingham in 1935.

 

 

Thomas Hallett, son of William Hallett and Sarah Reynolds, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 16 December 1838, and married Jane Lowe in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 4 July 1865.  He spent all his working life in one of the local glassworks, becoming a foreman by 1881.  Thomas and Jane had four children, all born in Wordsley:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Edith Antoinette Hallett

Laura Jane Hallett

William Arthur Thomas Hallett

John Harry Hallett


(1866-1911)

(1869-?)

(1871-1932)

(1874-?)

m. Harry Bird, 1892

m. Richard Charles Johnson, 1893

m. Martha Annie Venables, 1892


Jane died in Wordsley in 1888, and two years later Thomas married Jane's younger sister, Eliza.

 

 

Ann Hallett, daughter of William Hallett and Sarah Reynolds, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 9 April 1843, and married George Morgan in the same church in 1864.  George was born in Morville, Shropshire in 1826, and was a tailor.  He and Ann had four daughters:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Sarah Ann Morgan

Lucy Beatrice Morgan

Emily Jane Morgan

Edith Mary Morgan


(1862-?)

(1865-?)

(1866-1917)

(1873-?)

m. John Fowkes, 1907

m. William Edward Jones, 1892

m. George Smith, 1889


Ann died in Wombourn in 1886.

 

 

Mary Maria Hallett, daughter of William Hallett and Sarah Reynolds, was baptised in Kingswinford on 19 January 1847 and worked as a domestic servant before her marriage to John Brookes in 1866.  John was born in Stourbridge in 1844 and spent most of his working life as a foreman in an oil works in Tipton.  Mary and John had ten children, but the names of two who died in infancy are not known at present:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.


Lucy Brookes

William Henry Brookes

George Alfred Brookes

Alice Mary Brookes

John Harry Brookes

Frederick Thomas Brookes

Albert Ernest Brookes

Harold Brookes


(1868-1871)

(1870-1871)

(1872-1930)

(1875-1876)

(1877-1886)

(1880-1963)

(1885-1967)

(1887-?)



m. Eliza Allen, 1900



m. Alice Steventon, 1904

m. Evelyn Hickman, 1908


John died in Tipton in 1915 and Mary in 1929.

 

 

Rachel Price, oldest daughter of Benjamin Price and Jane Hallett, was baptised in Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley on 27 March 1836, and worked as a nursemaid before her marriage to George Gunnell in St Martin's Church, Worcester on 23 August 1863.  George was a railway porter, who later worked as a packer in one of the railway warehouses.  The couple had seven children, all born in Worcester:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


Henry Edward Gunnell

Walter Alfred Gunnell

Florence Ann Gunnell

Patience Elizabeth Gunnell

George Frederick Gunnell

Siriah Gunnell

Neighbour Gunnell


(1865-?)

(1868-1949)

(1870-1946)

(1873-1924)

(1876-1959)

(1879-1938)

(1881-1883)



m. Nellie Frances Martin, 1896

m. William Matthew Child, 1894

m. Walter William George Norman, 1916


m. Polly Mary Digger, 1904


Rachel died in Worcester in 1904 and George in 1914.

 

 

Henry Price, son of Benjamin Price and Jane Hallett, was baptised in Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley on 6 January 1839, and by the age of 12 was working as a glass maker - the trade he followed for the rest of his life.  He married Sarah Ann Stevens in Christ Church, Coseley on 25 January 1851, and had nine children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.


Emma Jane Price

Eliza Price

Henry Price

Hannah Maria Price

Eliza Price

Benjamin Charles Price

William Henry Price

Mary Matilda Price

Sarah Ann Price


(1858-1915)

(1861-1868)

(1862-?)

(1864-1935)

(1868-1936)

(1871-1934)

(1873-?)

(1875-1968)

(1878-?)


m. Sandis Darby, 1878


m. Elizabeth Patrick, 1887

m. George Cartwright, 1887

m. Francis Passmore, 1890

m. Annie Dunn, 1896

m. Alice Cooper, 1899

m. William Henry Bidder, 1900

m. George Hirons, 1896


Sarah died in Kingswinford in 1881 at the age of 40, and a few months later Henry married Matilda Linecor in Kidderminster.  He had one more daughter with his second wife:

 

10.


Margaret Frances Price


(1883-?)

m. Harry Bullock, 1905


Matilda died in Kingswinford in 1906 and Henry in 1908.

 

 

Edward Price, son of Benjamin Price and Jane Hallett, was born in Wordsley on 28 October 1842 and baptised in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 20 November 1842.  He became a glass cutter and married Sarah Hall in St John's Church, Swindon  in 1863.  The couple had six sons, all born in Wordsley:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.


Arthur Samuel Price

Edward Price

George Price

Harry Victor Price

Frederick Price

Albert Price


(1863-?)

(1864-1941)

(1867-1867)

(1870-1938)

(1872-?)

(1875-1961)

m. Sarah Firmstone, 1891

m. Florence Radford, 1887




m. Alice Perks, 1896


Edward died in Wordsley and was buried in Kingswinford on 31 March 1894.  Sarah died in 1920.

 

 

Sarah Ann Price, daughter of Benjamin Price and Jane Hallett, was born in Wordsley and baptised in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 19 January 1845.  She married Nathan Moore, a labourer, in the same church in 1876 and had three children:

 

1.

2.

3.


Alfred Moore

Alice Maud Moore

Louisa Frances Moore

(1876-?)

(1878-?)

(1882-1930)


m. Florence Timmins, 1902

m. William Lane, 1902

m. Arthur Vickers, 1910

Nathan died in Stourbridge in 1933.

 

 

Hannah Price, daughter of Benjamin Price and Jane Hallett, was born in Wordsley and baptised in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 7 May 1849.  She had a daughter whose father is unknown:

 

1.


Anne Price

(1871-?)


Hannah then married Robert Aldis, a spade moulder, in St Thomas' Church, Stourbridge in 1879.  Robert was a widower with two daughters from his first marriage, but the couple had no children together.  The family moved to Aston in the 1880s and Robert died there in 1899.  The following year, Hannah married Charles Hemming, a groom, in Walsall.  He too was a widower, with five children from his first marriage.

 

 

James Hallett, oldest son of John Hallett and Lavinia Mason, was born in Enville in late 1849 and baptised in St Mary's Church on 3 March 1850.  He moved to Leicestershire with his family as a child, and like his father worked with horses, first as a groom and later as a domestic coachman.  He married Mary Shepherd in 1876 and had seven children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


John William Hallett

Samuel Power Hallett

Lavinia Mary Hallett

Charles Wilfred Hallett

Florence Grace Hallett

Thomas Frederick Hallett

James Mason Hallett


(1876-1951)

(1878-?)

(1880-1933)

(1884-?)

(1889-1965)

(1892-1918)

(1895-?)

m. Harriett Ann Marston, 1896


m. William Neale Finlay, 1904

m. Florence Ada Birch, 1908

m. John W Holmes, 1925


m. Rose Clark, 1921

James died in West Langton in 1912 and Mary in 1932.

 

 

John Henry Hallett, son of John Hallett and Lavinia Mason, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 1 June 1851 and moved to Leicestershire with his family as a child.  As a young man he worked as a groom before becoming a butler, and in 1881 he was working at Goscote Hall, the home of John Coupland, shipping magnate and master of the Quorn Hunt.  John married Phoebe Palmer in 1877 and had two children:

 

1.

2.


George Henry Hallett

Mabel Hallett


(1889-1947)

(1893-1940)

m. Margaret Whait, 1919

m. John H Randall, 1931


John died in Melton Mowbray in 1911 and Phoebe in 1935.

 

 

Samuel Hallett, son of John Hallett and Lavinia Mason, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 12 August 1855 and moved to Leicestershire with his family as a young child.  He worked in a variety of jobs, including groom, domestic servant and platelayer's labourer.  In 1881, he married Sarah Shepherd, whose sister Mary was married to Samuel's oldest brother James, and whose brother was married to their sister Ellen.  The couple had four sons:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


James Henry Hallett

Samuel Mason Hallett

Robert William Hallett

Wilfred Hallett


(1882-1902)

(1888-?)

(1892-1904)

(1895-1940)



m. Gertrude E Shepherd, 1913


m. Harriet Beeby, 1918


The family moved to Bramcote, Nottinghamshire before their youngest son was born, and Samuel died there in 1904.  Sarah subsequently married Francis Fletcher, a cotton lace maker, in 1910.

 

 

Ellen Lindsay Hallett, daughter of John Hallett and Lavinia Mason, was baptised in St Mary's Church, Enville on 6 June 1858, and moved to Leicestershire with her family at the age of 4 or 5.  She had an illegitimate child who seems to have been brought up by his grandparents, and is later recorded living with (or visiting) his uncle William Hallett in Edinburgh:

 

1.


William Horace Rutherford Hallett

(1877-?)


Shortly after William's birth, Ellen married William Shepherd, a coachman, whose sisters Mary and Sarah married two of her brothers.  William and Ellen had two children:

 

2.

3.


Walter William Shepherd

Evelyn Nelly Shepherd


(1879-1946)

(1894-?)

m. Rachel Charlotte Horner, 1917


Ellen died in Burton upon Trent in 1896, and William subsequently married Elizabeth Cadwallader in Derby in 1897 and had another son with his second wife. 

 

 

Annie Maria Hallett, daughter of John Hallett and Lavinia Mason, was baptised in St Philip & St James Church, Groby on 12 July 1863, shortly after her family moved from Staffordshire to Leicestershire.  She worked as a housemaid before her marriage to Samuel John Roberts, a groom, in Market Bosworth in 1881.  The couple had six children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.


Ernest Frederick Roberts

Bertie Stephen Roberts

John William Roberts

Percy Walter Roberts

Beatrice Eveline Roberts

Zena Nancy Roberts


(1882-1952)

(1884-1970)

(1886-?)

(1889-?)

(1894-?)

(1908-1985)

m. Emily Lizzie Dew, 1910





m. Lorrie Ablott, 1935

Annie died in Leicester in 1936.

 

 

William Holloway, son of William Holloway and Maria Hallett, was baptised in St Peter's Church, Kinver on 29 June 1850, and became a cooper like his father.  He married Annie Jane Bostock in St Mary's Church, Oldswinford on 30 March 1871 and raised a large family of twelve children, nine of whom survived to adulthood:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.


William Holloway

Joseph Holloway

Henry Holloway

Albert Holloway

Samuel Holloway

Richard Holloway

Annie Maria Holloway

John Holloway

Eliza Ellen Holloway

Louisa Holloway

George Holloway

Joseph Holloway


(1871-?)

(1871-1871)

(1873-?)

(1875-1875)

(1876-?)

(1879-?)

(1881-1941)

(1884-1895)

(1886-?)

(1889-1975)

(1892-1944)

(1895-1931)

m. Alice Freer, 1891


m. Rosina Cripps, 1893



m. Cornelia Minnie Davis, 1900

m. James Regan, 1901


m. Frederick James Birkett, 1911

m. Charles H Teale, 1924


At the beginning of the 1880s, William changed careers, moving to Birmingham to work as a carriage painter.  He died in Birmingham in 1909 and Annie died there in 1936.

 

 

Samuel Holloway, son of William Holloway and Maria Hallett, was baptised in St Peter's Church, Kinver on 4 June 1854 and became a cooper like his father and brother.  He married Emma Pratt in Kidderminster in 1879, and had five children, all born in Birmingham, including a daughter who was apparently born before their marriage:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


Annie Maria Holloway

Nellie Holloway

Samuel Holloway

Alice Mary Holloway

Maud Elizabeth Holloway


(1876-?)

(1881-?)

(1884-1889)

(1886-?)

(1890-1897)


Samuel died in Birmingham in 1890, and Emma then married Edward Curtis there in 1897.



Joseph Brookes, son of William Brookes and Harriet Hallett, was born in Swan Village, West Bromwich on 13 February 1839, and worked for many years as a coal miner.  He married Mary Ann Scarlett in St Matthew's Church, Wolverhampton on 16 April 1867 and had three children:


1.

2.

3.


Harriet Elizabeth Brookes

Frederick John Brookes

Edward James Brookes


(1868-1919)

(1870-1871)

(1874-1874)

m. Edward Slaney, 1892


Mary Ann and her youngest child Edward both died when he was just seven weeks old, and were buried together in Merridale Cemetery on 11 November 1874.  The following year, Joseph married Sarah Ann Slaney in St James' Church, Wolverhampton on 10 May 1875 and had five more children:

 

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.


Hannah Brookes

Samuel Brookes

Bertha Brookes

Sarah Jane Brookes

Florrie Brookes


(1878-1900)

(1880-1881)

(1882-1957)

(1889-1971)

(1893-?)



m. John Stacey, 1912

m George Arthur Watkins, 1912

Shortly after his second marriage, Joseph left the coal mines , and worked as a labourer for the rest of his life.  He died in Heath Town on 22 May 1905 and was buried in Merridale Cemetery.  Sarah died in Wolverhampton in 1927.

 

 

George Henry Hallett, oldest son of Henry Hallett and Jemima Chell, was born in Wolverhampton and baptised in St Peter's Church on 19 June 1844.  After serving an apprenticeshiip, he became a plumber and painter, and married Matilda Rogers in St Peter's Church on 6 August 1868.  The couple lived in Wolverhampton for a short time before moving to Bilston, where all but the first of their nine children were born:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.


Lilian Hallett

Harry Hallett

Matilda Jane Hallett

Maud Hallett

Florence Hallett

Jenny Hallett

George Henry Hallett

May Hallett

Harold Hallett


(1869-1968)

(1871-1886)

(1873-1948)

(1875-?)

(1877-?)

(1879-1945)

(1881-1948)

(1883-1955)

(1889-1962)

m. Edward Harry Jukes, 1893


m. Herbert Fell Sproson, 1904



m. Thomas Herbert Mapson, 1905

m. Margaret Emma Hyde, 1907


George died in Bilston on 5 January 1917 and Matilda died in West Bromwich on 25 April 1920.

 

 

Ann Eliza Hallett, daughter of Henry Hallett and Jemima Chell, was born in Wolverhampton and baptised in St Peter's Church on 10 May 1848.  She married William Henry Wheeler, an engineer, in the same church on 23 July 1865, aged just 17, and had two children:

 

1.

2.


Clara Marfell Wheeler

Leonard Wheeler


(1866-1910)

(1868-1878)

m. John Fisher, 1888

By early 1871, Ann was already a widow, and later that year she married John Harrod, a labourer, in St Matthew's Church, Wolverhampton on 7 September 1871.  There were no children from her second marriage, and after John's death Ann lived with her married daughter Clara and her family until her own death in Birmingham in 1931.

 

 

Henry Hallett, son of Henry Hallett and Jemima Chell, was born in Wolverhampton and baptised in St Peter's Church on 22 February 1852.  He became a plumber like his older brother George, and married Alice Craddock in Wolverhampton in 1879.  They had three children:

 

1.

2.

3.


Florence Alice Hallett

Frederick George Hallett

Mabel Eveline Hallett


(1880-1917)

(1882-?)

(1883-1959)


m. George H Moody, 1912

m. Alice Maud Gorton, 1904

m. Albert E Jukes, 1920


Alice died in Wolverhampton in 1914 and Henry in 1939.

 

 

Betsy Hallett, daughter of Henry Hallett and Jemima Chell, was born in Wolverhampton and baptised in St Peter's Church on 8 April 1855.  Like her older sister Ann, she married young, and was only 18 when she married Henry Vaughan, a beerhouse keeper, in St Matthew's Church, Wolverhampton on 1 February 1874.  The couple had eight children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.


George Frederick Vaughan

Henry Albert Vaughan

John Charles Vaughan

Leonard Vaughan

Horace Vaughan

Ada Jemima Vaughan

Frank Nelson Vaughan

Annie Florence Vaughan


(1874-?)

(1876-1924)

(1878-1936)

(1880-?)

(1882-1965)

(1884-1961)

(1886-1887)

(1888-1956)

m. Sarah Elizabeth Pitt, 1903

m. Eunice Munn, 1900

m. Lois Munn, 1902



m. John Henry Matthewman, 1912


m. John Ernest Pedley, 1915


Betsy died in Wolverhampton in 1930 and Henry in 1938.

 

 

Edith Antoinette Hallett, oldest child of Thomas Hallett and Jane Lowe, was born in Wordsley in 1866, and became a teacher.  She married Harry Bird, a clerk, in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 10 April 1892 and had two daughters:

 

1.

2.


Dorothy Jane Bird

Phillis Marion Bird


(1893-1989)

(1900-1993)

m. William Freeman, 1921

m. Samuel H Williams, 1922


Edith continued working after her marriage, and is recorded as a governess on the 1901 census.  She died in Brierley Hill in 1911.

 

 

Laura Jane Hallett, daughter of Thomas Hallett and Jane Lowe, was born in Wordsley and baptised in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 16 May 1869.  She married Richard Charles Johnson, a baker and confectioner who worked in his father's business in St Mary's Church on 30 September 1893 and had two sons:

 

1.

2.


Frank Johnson

Charles Benjamin Johnson


(1895-?)

(1904-1980)



Laura was a teacher, and like her older sister Edith continued to work after her marriage.  However, when Richard took over the family bakery she stopped teaching to assist in the shop.  She died in Birmingham in 1930.

 

 

William Arthur Thomas Hallett, son of Thomas Hallett and Jane Lowe, was born in Wordsley and baptised in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 28 May 1871.  He spent a large part of his working life in an electroplate works, becoming a manager there by 1901.  In 1892 he married Martha Annie Venables in Stourbridge register office, and had four children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Stanley William Hallett

Doris Gwendoline Hallett

Leonard Arthur Hallett

Vernon Albert Hallett


(1894-1968)

(1896-1981)

(1899-1961)

(1905-?)

m. Minnie Orme, 1917

m. William J Chamberlain, 1920

m. Lavinia Cosimi Brain Stone, 1926


The family moved to Birmingham in the early 1900s and William died there in 1932.

 

 

Lucy Beatrice Morgan, daughter of George Morgan and Ann Hallett, was born in Enville and baptised in St Mary's Church on 8 January 1865.  She worked as a domestic servant as a young woman, and married William Edward Jones, an iron worker, in St Benedict's Church, Wombourn in 1892.  The couple spent nearly all their married life in Congleton and had six children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.


Beatrice Annie Jones

William Edward Jones

Lily May Jones

Frank Bertram Jones

George Henry Jones

Sarah Helen Jones


(1894-1971)

(1896-?)

(1901-1987)

(1903-1976)

(1905-?)

(1909-1989)

m. Thomas Barlow, 1929


m. Guy Shaw, 1919


m. Jane Davenport, 1924

m. John Gray, 1927

Lucy died in Congleton in 1929

 

 

Emily Jane Morgan, daughter of George Morgan and Ann Hallett, was born in Enville and baptised in St Mary's Church on 2 September 1866.  By the age of 14 she was "in service" as a nursemaid, and she married George Smith, a groom, in St Benedict's Church, Wombourn in 1889.  George and Emily had five children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


George William Smith

Frank Smith

Elsie May Smith

Emily Jane Smith

Arthur Bertram Smith


(1891-1891)

(1892-?)

(1895-?)

(1896-?)

(1899-1973)


George died in the early 1900s, and Emily then married John Tatlow in Birmingham in 1905.  She died in Leek in 1917.

 

 

George Alfred Brookes, son of John Brookes and Mary Maria Hallett, was born in Tipton and baptised in St Paul's Church on 3 November 1872.  He worked as a labourer in an oil and grease works, and married Sarah Eliza Hughes in St Matthew's Church, Tipton in 1897.  Sadly she died the following year aged just 25 - probably in childbirth, as the birth and death of an unnamed Brookes baby were registered at the same time.  George then married Eliza Allen in St Thomas' Church, Dudley in 1900, and had one son:

 

1.


George Alfred Brookes


(1901-1983)


George died in Tipton in 1930.

 

 

Frederick Thomas Brookes, son of John Brookes and Mary Maria Hallett, was born in Tipton in 1880 and worked as a railway porter.  He married Annie Steventon in St Matthew's Church, Tipton in 1904 and had seven children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


Gladys Brookes

Harold Brookes

Alice Mary Brookes

Frederick J Brookes

Gilbert Brookes

Frederick Brookes

Beatrice Brookes


(1905-?)

(1906-?)

(1908-1921)

(1912-1912)

(1914-?)

(1916-?)

(1919-?)


m. James P Burgess, 1931

Frederick died in Bilston in 1963.

 

 

Albert Ernest Brookes, son of John Brookes and Mary Maria Hallett, was born in Tipton in 1885 and worked as a carter.  He married Evelyn Hickman in St Matthew's Church, Tipton in 1908 and had six children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.


Mabel Millicent Brookes

Harry Brookes

Nancy Gwendoline Brookes

Sidney Brookes

Nellie Brookes

Leonard Brookes


(1909-?)

(1914-?)

(1916-1997)

(1918-?)

(1920-?)

(1921-?)


Evelyn died in Wednesbury in 1958 and Albert died in Tipton in 1967.

 

 

Walter Alfred Gunnell, son of George Gunnell and Rachel Price, was born in Worcester in 1868 and baptised in St Clement's Church on 27 June 1869.  He worked on the railway in various manual jobs, and married Nellie Frances Martin in Worcester in 1896.  They had eleven children, all born in Bromsgrove:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.


Albert Edward Gunnell

Susannah Fort Gunnell

Robert Lysworth M Gunnell

George Francis Gunnell

Percie Henry Gunnell

Girl Gunnell

Helen Sophia Gunnell

Leon Celestine Gunnell

Frederick Cecil Gunnell

Charles Anthony Gunnell

Peggie Annie S Gunnell


(1896-1914)

(1897-1969)

(1899-1970)

(1903-1964)

(1905-1987)

(1907-1907)

(1909-1982)

(1911-1996)

(1917-1991)

(1920-1989)

(1923-1991)


m. Harry Westwood, 1922

m. Lily Hamblin, 1925


m. Agnes Mary Worgen, 1929


m. Thomas A Hurley, 1939

m. Gwendoline Sarah Crawford, 1938



m. Harold E Price, 1943

Albert Edward Gunnell was an early casualty of WW1: he joined the South Wales Borderers, and was killed in action on 14 November 1914 defending Gheluvelt during the first Battle of Ypres.


Walter died in Birmingham in 1949, and Nellie died in Bromsgrove in 1970 at the age of 94.



Siriah Gunnell, son of George Gunnell and Rachel Price, was born in Worcester in 1868 and baptised in St Martin's Church along with three of his siblings on 21 January 1882.  His unusual forename (sometimes spelled Seriah or Syria) was shared with his uncle and taken from the Old Testament: Seraiah was chief priest during the reign of Zedekiah, and was executed by Nebuchadnezzar. 

 

Siriah married Polly Mary Digger in Worcester in 1904 and had one son:

 

1.


Reginald Gunnell


(1906-1980)

m. Violet C Hiscox, 1930

Siriah died in Stafford in 1938.

 

 

Emma Jane Price, oldest child of Henry Price and Sarah Ann Stevens, was born in Kingswinford in 1858 and married Sandis Darby in St Mary's Church, Oldswinford in 1878.  Sandis was born in Stourbridge in 1858 and worked as a glass cutter.  The couple had one son:

 

1.


Joseph Darby


(1881-1915)

m. Phoebe Corbett, 1903

Emma died in Wordsley in 1915 and Sandis in 1920.

 

 

Henry Price, son of Henry Price and Sarah Ann Stevens, was born in Kingswinford in 1862 and became a glass maker like his father.  He married Elizabeth Patrick in St Thomas' Church, Dudley on 14 February 1887 and had one daughter:

 

1.


Agnes Gertrude Price


(1889-?)


There appears to be no record of the family in England after the 1891 census, so they may have emigrated.

 

 

Hannah Maria Price, daughter of Henry Price and Sarah Ann Stevens, was born in Kingswinford and baptised in St Mary's Church on Christmas Day 1864.  She married George Carter, an iron worker, in the same church exactly 23 years later, and had five children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


Harold Cartwright

William Cartwright

Alice Cartwright

Fred Cartwright

John Cartwright


(1888-?)

(1892-?)

(1894-?)

(1896-?)

(1900-?)


Hannah died in Kingswinford in 1935.

 

 

Eliza Price, daughter of Henry Price and Sarah Ann Stevens, was born in Kingswinford in late 1868 and baptised in St Mary's Church on 10 January 1869.  She married Francis Passmore, a seed warehouseman, in Stourbridge register office in 1890 and had two children:

 

1.

2.


William Francis Passmore

Elsie Beatrice Passmore


(1894-1968)

(1898-1978)


m. Lizzie Houseman, 1929

m. Henry Salter, 1937

Eliza died in Kingswinford in 1936 and Francis died in Rowley Regis the following year.

 

 

William Henry Price, son of Henry Price and Sarah Ann Stevens, was born in Kingswinford and baptised in St Mary's Church on 3 August 1873.  He worked in the local glass industry like his father and brothers, becoming a glass blower.  He married Alice Cooper in Stourbridge in 1899 and had four children, the first of whom was born several years before their marriage:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Margaret Frances Price

Doris Price

William Henry Price

John Reginald Price


(1894-?)

(1900-?)

(1904-?)

(1909-1994)


 

 

Mary Matilda Price, daughter of Henry Price and Sarah Ann Stevens, was born in Amblecote on 4 December 1875 and baptised in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 19 December 1875.  She married William Henry Bidder, a cooper, in Stourbridge register office in 1900 and had nine children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.


William Henry Bidder

Alice Maud Bidder

Frank Bidder

Florence Bidder

Doris Eveline Bidder

Ada Bidder

George Thomas Bidder

Mary Bidder

Kathleen Mary Bidder


(1900-1900)

(1901-1976)

(1904-1958)

(1906-1981)

(1909-1998)

(1912-1986)

(1914-1986)

(1919-1919)

(1921-2003)


m. Harold Ashton, 1925

m. Alice Brittain, 1929

m. Cyril Albert Plackett, 1933

m. Walter Grime, 1937

m. Archie Hallas, 1939

m. Alice M Shepherd, 1938


m. George A Price, 1941


The family moved from Wordsley to Stapleford between 1906 and 1909, and William died there on 29 January 1952.  Mary died on 29 December 1968.

 

 

Sarah Ann Price, youngest daughter of Henry Price and Sarah Ann Stevens, was born in Amblecote in 1878, and married George Hirons, a carter, in St Mark's Church, Stambermill at the age of 17.  The couple had one daughter:

 

1.


Ellen May Hirons


(1909-?)


 

Margaret Frances Price, only daughter of Henry Price and his second wife Matilda Linnecor, was born in Amblecote in 1883 and married Harry Bullock, an iron worker, in St Michael's Church, Brierley Hill in 1905.  They had four children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Harold Bullock

Hilda May Bullock

Reginald Bullock

Nellie M Bullock


(1906-?)

(1909-?)

(1911-?)

(1916-?)


Arthur Samuel Price, oldest son of Edward Price and Sarah Hall, was born in Wordsley and baptised in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 24 January 1864.  In common with many of the male members of his family he worked in the local glass industry as a glass cutter, and married Sarah Firmstone in St Michael's Church, Brierley Hill on 19 July 1891.  The couple had five chidren:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


Herbert Price

George Edward Price

Edith May Price

James Harold Price

Harry Price


(1892-?)

(1895-?)

(1897-1897)

(1898-?)

(1901-?)


Arthur died in Wordsley in 1921.

 

 

Edward Price, son of Edward Price and Sarah Hall, was born in Wordsley in late 1864 and baptised in St Mary's Church, Kingswinford on 5 March 1865.  He was one of the few male members of this family not to work in the glass industry, and instead became a groom and moved to Newmarket, where he worked in one of the racing stables.  He married Florence Radford in Great Bradley in 1887 and had three children:

 

1.

2.

3.


Harry Edward Price

Frank Herbert Price

Agnes Florence Price


(1889-1954)

(1892-1965)

(1895-1970)


m. Ethel Elizabeth Ribbons, 1921

m. Hilda Isabel Sparks, 1914

m. George Ernest Lander, 1921

Florence died in Newmarket in 1926 and Edward in 1941.

 

 

Albert Price, youngest son of Edward Price and Sarah Hall, was born in Wordsley in 1875 and worked as a glass maker.  He married Alice Perks in Stourbridge register office in 1896 and had one son:

 

1.


Edward Price


(1897-?)


Alice died in 1959 and Albert in 1961.

 

 

Alfred Moore, oldest son of Nathan Moore and Sarah Ann Price, was born in Oldswinford in 1876 and became a glass cutter.  He married Florence Timmins in St John the Evangelist's Church, Stourbridge in 1902 and had two sons:

 

1.

2.


Alfred Conrad Moore

Walter Moore


(1902-1975)

(1906-?)


 

Alice Maud Moore, daughter of Nathan Moore and Sarah Ann Price, was born in Oldswinford in 1878 and married William Lane, a tram driver, in St Mary's Church, Oldswinford in 1902.  The couple settled in Kinver and had four children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


William Arthur Lane

Gladys Frances Lane

Elsie May Lane

Norman Lane


(1902-1903)

(1904-1975)

(1906-?)

(1910-1989)


 

John William Hallett, oldest son of James Hallett and Mary Shepherd, was born in Markfield in 1876 and became a domestic groom like his father.  He married Harriett Ann Marston in Market Harborough in 1896 and had six children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.


John William Hallett

Grace Alice Hallett

Samuel Power Hallett

Reginald Thomas Hallett

Samuel Power Hallett

Grace Elizabeth Hallett


(1897-1897)

(1898-1898)

(1899-1899)

(1900-1959)

(1901-1972)

(1903-1985)






m. Blanche Eva Greatrex, 1929

m. George Thomas, 1926

Harriett died in Market Harborough in 1905 and John subsequently married Martha Jane Wills there in 1907.  He died in Birmingham in 1951.

 

 

Lavinia Mary Hallett, daughter of James Hallett and Mary Shepherd, was born in Quorn in 1880 and married William Neale Finlay, a stud groom, in Market Harborough in 1904.  They had two children:

 

1.

2.


Neale James Finlay

Kathleen Grace Finlay


(1904-1981)

(1906-1995)

m. Doris Meadows, 1928

m. Allan H Cooper, 1933

Lavinia died in Blaby in 1933, and the following year William married Gertude E Bentley.  He died in Leicestershire in 1969.

 

 

Charles Wilfred Hallett, son of James Hallett and Mary Shepherd, was born in Quorn on 20 November 1883 and worked as a gardener.  He married Florence Ada Birch in Sheffield in 1908 and had four children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Kathleen Nora Hallett

Phyllis M Hallett

James Noel Hallett

Ritson Wilfred Hallett


(1912-1989)

(1913-1918)

(1914-1975)

(1916-2002)

m. Arthur Longbotton, 1959



m. Edna Metcalfe, 1938

When the 1911 census was taken, Charles and Florence were living with his parents in West Langton, and Charles was recorded as an "invalid", but by the end of 1914 they were living in Stokesley, Yorkshire.  Florence died in Sheffield in 1922 at the early age of 35, but Charles lived to the age of 86, and died in Holderness in 1969.

 

 

Samuel Mason Hallett, son of Samuel Hallett and Sarah Shepherd, was born in Rochester in 1888, but moved with his family as a small child first to Leicestershire and then just over the border in Nottinghamshire.  He worked as a house painter and married Gertude E Shepherd in Bramcote in 1913.  The couple had one child:

 

1.


Frances L Hallett


(1914-?)

m. Leslie Few, 1936

Samuel served as a private in the 9th Battalion, Scottish Rifles during WW1

 

 

Wilfred Hallett, son of Samuel Hallett and Sarah Shepherd, was born in Bramcote in 1895 and became a gardener.  He married Harriet Beeby in 1918 and had one child:

 

1.


Wilfred Hallett


(1925-1997)


Wilfred died in Bramcote in 1940.

 

 

William Holloway, oldest son of William Holloway and Annie Jane Bostock, was born in Kinver on 22 April 1871, and moved to Birmingham with his family in his early teens.  He worked as a tube solderer and married Alice Freer in Birmingham in 1891.  They had four children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


William Holloway

Lily Dora Holloway

Albert Holloway

Annie Violet Holloway


(1892-?)

(1893-1980)

(1895-1971)

(1900-?)


m. John H Palmer, 1941


Alice died in Birmingham in 1909.

 

 

Henry Holloway, son of William Holloway and Annie Jane Bostock, was born in Kinver on 21 February 1873 and moved to Birmingham with his family as a child.  He worked manufacturing iron tubes for bedsteads, and later as a tool malker.  He married Rosina Cripps in Birmingham on 17 July 1893 and had four children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.


Henry Rufus Holloway

Harold William S Holloway

Hilda Rose Holloway

Blanche Holloway


(1897-1957)

(1900-1972)

(1902-1981)

(1904-2000)

m. Alice Foster, 1916

m. Elizabeth M Moore, 1928

m. Samuel Joseph Cemm, 1923

m. Herbert Andrews, 1929


Rosina died in Birmingham in 1950.

 

 

Richard Holloway, son of William Holloway and Annie Jane Bostock, was born in Kinver in 1879 and moved to Birmingham with his family as a small child.  He married Cornelia Minnie Davis (known as Nellie) in St Stephen's Church, Birmingham on 27 May 1900 and had three known children in addition to three others who died in infancy:

 

1.

2.

3.


Oliver Lewis Holloway

Beatrice Violet Holloway

May Louisa Holloway


(1900-1901)

(1906-1996)

(1908-2006)


m. George Bright, 1928

m. Ernest Inett, 1927


Richard served with the Gloucestershire Regiment during WW1 and was killed in action in the Loos sector on 13 October 1915.  Cornelia died in Birmingham in 1965.

 

 

Annie Maria Holloway, daughter of William Holloway and Annie Jane Bostock, was born in Kinver in 1881, shortly before her family moved to Birmingham.  She was a brass press worker before her marriage to James Regan, a tube drawer, in 1901.  James was a widower with one daughter from his first marriage, and the couple had seven children together:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


James William Regan

Hilda Regan

Harold Regan

Ivy M Regan

Leslie Regan

Gladys Regan

Elsie Regan


(1902-1965)

(1906-1975)

(1909-1963)

(1912-?)

(1915-1974)

(1917-?)

(1920-?)


m. Harriet Kane, 1925

m. William Barlow, 1929


m. Dennis Cobley, 1937

m. Beatrice Alice G Biddulph, 1937

m. Leslie Smith, 1946

Annie died in Birmingham on 17 January 1941.

 

 

Eliza Ellen Holloway, daughter of William Holloway and Annie Jane Bostock, was born in Birmingham in 1886 and married Frederick James Birkett in Aston in 1911.  The couple lived in Birmingham and had seven children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


Jessie Amelia Birkett

Frederick W S Birkett

Nellie E Birkett

Maude Birkett

Arthur H Birkett

(possibly living)

(possibly living)

(1911-1995)

(1912-?)

(1914-1915)

(1915-2007)

(1920-1936)

m. James Davis, 1935



m. Daniel R Whitton, 1946


Frederick died in Oswestry on 29 October  1960.

 

 

Harriet Elizabeth Brookes, oldest (and only surviving) child of Joseph Brookes and his first wife Mary Ann Scarlett, was born in Wolverhampton in 1868.  Her mother died when she was six years old, so she was partly brought up by her stepmother, Sarah Ann Slaney, and the 1891 census shows her living with Sarah's father Edward Slaney, listed as his "granddaughter".  The following year, she married Edward, who was more than forty years her senior, and the couple had one child :

 

1.


William Edward Slaney


(1896-1897)


Edward died when the baby was a just few months old and was buried in Merridale Cemetery on 20 June 1896.

 

Harriet then married William Moore, a lodging house manager, in Wolverhampton in 1903 and had another son:

 

2.


James William Moore


(1905-1966)


Harriet died in Wolverhampton in 1919.

 

 

Bertha Brookes, daughter of Joseph Brookes and his second wife Sarah Ann Slaney, was born in Wolverhampton in 1892 and went into domestic service as a young woman.  She married John Stacey, a coppersmith, in St Lawrence's Church, Kirkdale on 19 October 1912 and had three sons:

 

1.

2.

3.


John Stacey

George Gale Stacey

Edward Samuel Stacey


(1915-?)

(1918-?)

(1922-1993)

m. Alice Murphy, 1939


m. Ellen Swift, 1957

Bertha died in Chorley in 1957.

 

 

Sarah Jane Brookes, daughter of Joseph Brookes and his second wife Sarah Ann Slaney, was born in Wolverhampton on 17 May 1889 and worked as a varnisher.  She had a son whose father is unknown:

 

1.


George Edward Brookes

(1909-1974)

m. Edith May Barnes, 1951

Sarah then married George Arthur Watkins in Wolverhampton in 1912 and had six more children:

 

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


Hannah E Watkins

Leonard William Watkins

Arthur J Watkins

Daisy Alice Watkins

Florence G Watkins

Ralph Dennis Watkins


(1913-1918)

(1917-1987)

(1919-1919)

(1921-2006)

(1923-?)

(1925-2001)




m. Frederick W Stonier, 1943

m. Stanley A Brett, 1946


George died in Wolverhampton on 26 January 1955 and Sarah on 9 April 1971. 

 

 

Lilian Hallett, oldest daughter of George Henry Hallett and Matilda Rogers, was born in Wolverhampton and baptised in St Peter's Church on 31 October 1869.  She married Edward Harry Jukes, a grocer and provision merchant, in Bilston on 19 September 1893 and had three children:

 

1.

2.

3.


Harry Hallett Jukes

Lilian Mary Jukes

Kathleen Jukes


(1896-1897)

(1898-1989)

(1907-1915)


m. Thomas Rawlin Jubb, 1924


Edward died in Handsworth on 18 October 1939, and Lilian died in Birmingham in 1968.

 

 

Matilda Jane Hallett, daughter of George Henry Hallett and Matilda Rogers, was baptised in Bilston on 27 April 1873.  She married Herbert Fell Sproson, a licensed victualler, in Bilston on 17 September 1904 and had six children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.


Herbert Hallett Sproson

George Frank Sproson

Harry Sproson

Florence May Sproson

Maude Sproson

Leonard Sproson


(1905-1988)

(1906-1994)

(1907-1994)

(1910-1959)

(1911-1911)

(1911-1911)


m. Violet Roxie Fellows, 1939

m. Constance Alice Berry, 1933


m. Dennis Patchett, 1959

Herbert died in Willenhall on 13 December 1946 and Matilda on 31 May 1948.

 

 

Jenny Hallett, daughter of George Henry Hallett and Matilda Rogers, was baptised in Bilston on 3 April 1879, and married Thomas Herbert Mapson, a pawnbroker's manager, in Wolverhampton in 1905.  The couple had one daughter:

 

1.


Jenny A M Mapson


(1912-?)


Thomas served in the 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment during WW1, and was killed in action during the Battle of the Lys on 10 April 1918.  Jenny died in Stourbridge in 1945.

 

 

George Henry Hallett, son of George Henry Hallett and Matilda Rogers, was born in Bilston on 4 October 1881 and became a plumber and decorator like his father.  He married Margaret Emma Hyde in St Julian's Church, Shrewsbury in 1907 and emigrated to Canada in 1910.  The couple settled in Victoria, British Columbia, and had at least two daughters:

 

1.

2.


Barbara Hallett

Georgina Margaret Hallett


(1917-?)

(1919-2009)


George died in Victoria on 11 January 1948 and Margaret on 16 February 1972.

 

 

Clara Marfell Wheeler, daughter of William Henry Wheeler and Ann Eliza Hallett, was born in Wolverhampton and baptised in St Peter's Church on 2 September 1866.  She married John Fisher, an iron worker, in Wolverhampton in 1888 and had three children:

 

1.

2.

3.


John Leonard Fisher

Harry Fisher

Charles Ainsworth Fisher


(1889-1943)

(1891-1968)

(1902-1981)

m. Beatrice Maud Clement, 1919

m. Elsie M Wheeler, 1914


Clara died in Birmingham in 1914, and John married Annie Sophia Smith in Aston four years later.  He died in Birmingham on 17 May 1932.

 

 

Frederick George Hallett, son of Henry Hallett and Alice Craddock, was born in Wolverhampton in 1882.  He worked in the building trade, and by 1911 was a clerk of building works.  He married Alice Maud Gorton in Wolverhampton in 1904 and had two daughters:

 

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2.


Violet Marjorie Freda Hallett

Beryl Edna Irene Hallett


(1908-1992)

(1911-1990)


m. Maurice Vinson Moore, 1934


The family moved from Wolverhampton to West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, where Frederick died on 15 January 1954 and Alice on 6 January 1963.

 

 

John Charles Vaughan, son of Henry Vaughan and Betsy Hallett, was born in Wolverhampton in 1878 and married Lois Munn there on 6 October 1902.  Lois' sister Eunice had married John's older brother Henry Albert two years earlier, so the families were doubly related.  John and Lois had one child:

 

1.


Allen John Vaughan


(1907-2006)

m. Evelyn Munslow, 1939

John died in Wolverhampton on 4 June 1936, and Lois died in Tettenhall on 14 April 1950.

 

 

Ada Jemima Vaughan, daughter of Henry Vaughan and Betsy Hallett, was born in Wolverhampton in 1874 and worked as a typist and shorthand writer before her marriage to John Henry Matthewman, a railway clerk, in 1912.  The couple lived in Wolverhampton and had two sons:

 

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2.


Frederick R Matthewman

George Cecil Matthewman


(1913-1928)

(1915-1940)


George Cecil Matthewman served as a sapper in the Royal Engineers during WW2, and died in Blackpool on 24 June 1940 while on war service.

 

John died in Stafford on 21 February 1958 and Ada on 12 May 1961.

 

 

 Annie Florence Vaughan, daughter of Henry Vaughan and Betsy Hallett, was born in Wolverhampton in 1888 and married John Ernest Pedley there in 1915.  They had one daughter:

 

1.


Nancy J Pedley


(1916-1934)


Annie died in Wolverhampton on 2 December 1956 and John on 26 January 1959.

 

 

 


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