Mrs Elizabeth HALL (c.1801–1859)
Her son Thomas HALL (1836–1863)
Her grandsons Arthur Spencer HALL (1868–1880)
and Hubert Lionel HALL (1879–1897)
St Giles section: Row 9, Grave B43
TO THE MEMORY OF
[DIED 19 JULY 1859]
[DIED 23 OCTOBER 1863]
For more about
son Daniel George Hall,
who ran the
St Giles’s Brewery
in Observatory Street,
see separate grave
Mrs Elizabeth Hall was born in Shropshire in about 1801 (her dates vary). Her husband was John Hall (born in c.1803) and they had the following children:
- Eliza Hall (born in Oxford in 1829 and baptised at St Ebbe’s Church on 19 June)
- Daniel Hall (born in 1834 at Blenheim Place and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 19 October;
died at Observatory Street at the age of three and buried at the church on 27 April 1840)
- Thomas Hall (born at Observatory Street in 1836 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 24 July)
- Daniel George Hall (born at Observatory Street on 1 March 1839 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 7 April)
- John Richard Hall (born at Observatory Street in 1841 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 3 January;
died aged 4 years 4 months and buried at the church on 24 April 1845)
Elizabeth Hall and her family lived at St Ebbe’s in 1829, but had moved to Blenheim Place in St Giles's parish by October 1834, and to Observatory Street in that parish by 1836. Her husband John was described as a builder right up until 1841, but probably also ran a pub and small brewery at the Plume of Feathers at 79/80 Observatory Street.
Her husband John Hall died at the age of 40 in 1843 (before St Sepulchre's Cemetery was opened), and he was buried in St Giles’s churchyard on 3 February.
The 1851 census shows Mrs Elizabeth Hall living at 79 Observatory Street with her three surviving children: Eliza (20), Thomas (15), and Daniel (13), and running the family brewery herself.
Mrs Hall died in 1859:
† Mrs Elizabeth Hall died at 79 Observatory Street at the age of 58 on 19 July 1859 and was buried on 22 July 1859 at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
Her effects came to under £1,500, and her executors were her son Thomas, who was described as a timber merchant, and her solicitor.
Her sons Thomas and Daniel Hall then took over the brewery. Thomas, the elder surviving son, died in 1863:
† Thomas Hall died at Observatory Street at the age of 27 on 23 October 1863 and was buried in his mother’s grave in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 28 October (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
His effects came to under £200, and his executor was his brother Daniel.
Grandsons of Elizabeth Hall also buried with her
These are the third and fifth sons of her only surviving son Daniel Hall (see separate grave for more information):
† Arthur Spencer Hall died in 1880 age of 12, and was buried on 28 October in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery with his grandmother and uncle (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
† Hubert Lionel Hall died at Bournemouth at the age of 17 near the beginning of 1897 and was buried on 13 January in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery with his grandmother, uncle, and brother (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).