Thomas Hale

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Hale was born about 1504, his father, Sir Edward Hale, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Anna Eure, was 25. He married Anne Mitchell on 23 June 1528, in Codicote, Hertfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 June 1589, in Codicote, Hertfordshire, England, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hale
1504–1589
Anne Mitchell
1508–1589
Marriage: 23 June 1528
Richard Hale
1536–1620
Mary Hale
1540–1572
Edward Hale
1544–
Emme Hale
1554–
Richard Hale
John Hale
1538–1581
William Hale
1540–1595

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Hale - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Thomas Hale
  • London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
  • Thomas Hales in entry for Hales, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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World Events (4)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

1558 · Act of Uniformity

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a (usually remote) nook or corner of land, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook, hollow’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Hale in Cheshire, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Holme Hale (Norfolk), Hale Street (Kent), and Haile (Cumberland). In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. See Haugh . In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale. This surname is also established in south Wales.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile (see McHale ).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Halle .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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