Macdonald Dictionary Record: William Hall

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for William Hall. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: H. 52 Hall , William (1829- ) was born at Coventry, Eng. and came out with his father William Jaber Hall in the Lindon, arriving at Wellington 1.5.42. At first they lived in the Thorn don Flat depot in reat discomfort; they then moved to Wade town where the boys cleared the bush and sowed turnips, potatoes and wheat. They got regular work for e time building a vessel called the Indemnity. There was a Maori scare and they volunteered to serve under Charles Clifford who organised a force to opp o3e the Maoris . They helped to build a flour mill and worked at road making. They gathered their crop f wheat which amounted to 100 bas hals an d carried it to Wgtn on their backs. William then got regular work from Joseph Early building a sawmill and on the strength of it got married. He started a whet wrights business at the Hutt, in part. with his brother Joseph. Early in the 50 3s the Halls moved to Canty. and Wm. Hall was employed as a wheel ought at Kaiapoi or 7 years. In '60 he settled at Yaldhurst and with his brother in law bought 50 ac which he later increased to 200ac. He worked at his trade until the place was paid for and built flax mills at Tai Tape and Selwyn. He was a member of the first Yaldhurst sch. comm. He was brought up as a ces yan but when the barrack were built in Ch. Ch y lip N.Z.iii; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: p1. 52 e joined the Salvation Army. marr. Eliz Dodge who arrived in Wgtn. in 1841 . She d. at Yald hurst 5.6.03 5 sons 1dau. ag. 72 ' son Jonathan Innes Hall d. 14.11.21 ag. 62. L.T. 16.11.21; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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