Richard Hale

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Hale was born in 1536, in Codicote, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Hale, was 33 and his mother, Anne Mitchell, was 28. He married Mary Lambert on 19 November 1565, in St Mary Woolnoth with St Mary Woolchurch Haw, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. His occupation is listed as citizen and grocer in London, England. He died on 3 February 1620, in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84, and was buried in London St Dunstan in the East, Middlesex, England.

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Family Time Line

Richard Hale
1536–1620
Dyonisia Gifford
1564–1611
Marriage: about 1580
Rebecca Jane Hayle
1560–1590
William Hale
–1630
Richard Hale
1580–
Robertus Hale
1596–1659
Richard Hale
1604–

Sources (50)

  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  • England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973
  • Richard Hale, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)

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.

1569 · State Lottery

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

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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Occupation

Richard was a citizen of London and a grocer by trade.

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