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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Family Time Line

William Hale Esquire
1551–1634
Rose Bond
1560–1648
Marriage: 23 February 1596
Bernard Hale
1595–1663
Bernard Hale
1607–
Thomas 'John' Hale
Richard Haile
1597–1687
William II Hale
1597–1669
Rowland Hale
1600–1669
Capt. George William Hale
1601–1671
Alicia Hale
1603–
Winefrieda Hale
1604–1627
Thomas Hale
1606–1634
Anne Hale
1609–1651
Dionisia Hale
1610–1666
John Hale
1614–

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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