William Hale Esquire

Brief Life History of William

When William Hale Esquire was born in 1551, in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Hale, was 15 and his mother, Mary Lambert, was 31. He married Martha in 1576, in England, United Kingdom. He died on 27 August 1634, in his hometown, at the age of 83, and was buried in King's Walden, Hertfordshire, England.

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William Hale Esquire
Rose Bond
Marriage: 23 February 1596
Bernard Hale
Bernard Hale
Thomas 'John' Hale
Richard Haile
William II Hale
Rowland Hale
Capt. George William Hale
Alicia Hale
Winefrieda Hale
Thomas Hale
Anne Hale
Dionisia Hale
John Hale

Sources (43)

  • William Hale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wylliam Hale, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • William Hale, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (6)

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.

1569 · State Lottery

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

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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