Jeremiah Hall: The Forgotten Hall

The third child of Joseph Hall and Ann Gledhill was born on 4 Mar 1804 in the Parish of Batley. A boy, he would be given the name of Jeremiah and would be baptised1 at Batley Parish Church on 2 Apr 1804.

The Baptism of Jeremiah Hall at Batley Parish Church

Batley Parish Church was also the place where Joseph Hall and Ann Gledhill got married2 by banns on 20 Nov 1799. Joseph was able to leave his signature while Ann left her mark. By the baptism3 of his eldest child in Jul 1800, Joseph worked as a clothier. Clothiers4 made and sold woollen cloth with the wealth and status of each clothier varying greatly.

Batley Parish Church in the snow circa 1904. Kindly uploaded by Maggie Land Blanck (http://www.maggieblanck.com/).

By 1817, the couple had nine children in total, 4 boys and 5 girls, over a span of 17 years. The family resided in a world that was rapidly changing, with Batley feeling the effects of the Industrial Revolution. Deserted rural northern villages were becoming influential, populated industrial towns.

Jeremiah’s father, Joesph, aged 49 years, would be taken, by an unknown ailment, to the grave in June 1826. His burial5 would take place on 15 Jun 1826 at Batley Parish Church. Jeremiah was 22 years old when this took place.

Four years later, Jeremiah married6 Harriet Keighley at Batley Parish Church on 8 Sep 1830. The marriage took place after banns, with Jeremiah being able to leave his signature, like his father, while Harriet left her mark.

The Marriage of Jeremiah Hall and Harriet Keighley

The family continued to live in Batley, with Jeremiah taking the same occupation of his father. Jeremiah and Harriet would have 6 children over a period of 11 years. Their eldest daughter Grace Hall would die as an infant of an unknown cause. Her burial7 took place at Batley Parish Church on 22 Apr 1833.

By 18418, the Hall family was living at New Batley in Batley. Jeremiah continued to work as a Clothier in an everchanging world. 1842 would mark the last addition to the Hall family, with the birth of my Great Great Great Grandfather William Henry.

He drew his final breath9 on 14 May 1845 at New Batley at the young age of 41 years. Phthisis, tuberculosis or a similar wasting disease10, was what dragged him away from his family and life. His brother was in attendance at the time of his death. All five children that survived infancy outlived him, his mother and his wife also. Like his daughter and father, he was buried11 at Batley Parish Church on 18 May 1845.

The Death Certificate of Jeremiah Hall

He was just another of my Hall direct line to die young, following his father and like my Grandfather. His children may not have necessarily forgotten he existed, but I think mainly about my Great Great Grandfather William Henry, who was only 3, at the time, of his father’s premature death. He most likely wouldn’t even have had a strong memory of his father which is just heartbreaking.

I will never forget about Jeremiah Hall and his short but important story.

Citations

  1. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812, Baptism, Batley, All Saints, 1804, Page 3, Jeremiah Hall; Digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Jun 2021); citing the new reference number WDP37/2, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, Yorkshire
  2. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812, Marriage, Batley, All Saints, 1799, Page 27, Joseph Hall and Ann Gleadhil; Digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Jun 2021); citing the new reference number WDP37/15, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, Yorkshire
  3. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812, Baptism, Batley, All Saints, 1800, Page 5, Elizabeth Hall; Digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Jun 2021); citing the new reference number WDP37/2, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, Yorkshire
  4. https://www.geni.com/projects/Clothiers/27180
  5. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985, Batley, All Saints, 1826, Page 5, Joseph Hall; Digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Jun 2021); citing the new reference number WDP37/40, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, Yorkshire
  6. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935, Batley, All Saints, 1830, Page 19, Jeremiah Hall and Harriet Keighley; Digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Jun 2021); citing the new reference number WDP37/18, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, Yorkshire
  7. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985, Batley, All Saints, 1833, Page 4, Grace Hall; Digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Jun 2021); citing the new reference number WDP37/40, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, Yorkshire
  8. 1841 Census of England, Yorkshire, Batley, Subdistrict Batley, Enumeration District 9, page 13, Jeremiah Hall Household; Digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Jun 2021); citing Class H017, Piece 1267, Folio 49, GSU roll 464238, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey
  9. PDF copy of death certificate in personal collection of George Hall
  10. https://languages.oup.com/google-dictionary-en/
  11. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985, Batley, All Saints, 1845, Page 8, Jeremiah Hall; Digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 7 Jun 2021); citing the new reference number WDP37/41, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, Yorkshire

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