William Ford HALL Mary HALL Edward R HALL Thomas COLVIN Sarah Peace COLVIN Eliza Lydia COLVIN Mary Ann COLVIN Harriet COLVIN Thomas William COLVIN Thomas HALL Henry HALL James HALL Frederick HALL Mary (HALL) Mini tree diagram

Sarah Peace HALL

26th Oct 1824 - 2nd Dec 1905

Monthly sick nurse

Life History:

26th Oct 1824

Born in Limehouse,Stepney,Middlesex,England.

12th Dec 1824

Baptised in St Anne Limehouse,Stepney,Middlesex,England.

Found at LM, film X097/25, St Ann Limehouse

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Poplar All Saints,Poplar,Middlesex,England.

14th Apr 1844

Married Thomas COLVIN in Parish Church,Stepney,Middlesex,England.

24th Jan 1845

Birth of daughter Sarah Peace COLVIN in ,Poplar,Middlesex,England.

22nd Feb 1847

Birth of daughter Eliza Lydia COLVIN in ,Poplar,Middlesex,England.

between Jul 1847 and Sep 1847

Death of daughter Sarah Peace COLVIN in ,Poplar,Middlesex,England.

19th Aug 1849

Birth of daughter Mary Ann COLVIN in Bromley, Poplar,Middlesex,England.

16th Dec 1851

Birth of daughter Harriet COLVIN.

5th Aug 1854

Birth of son Thomas William COLVIN.

2nd Apr 1871

Recorded in census in Poplar All Saints,Poplar,Middlesex,England.

between Oct 1874 and Dec 1874

Death of daughter Mary Ann COLVIN in Bromley, Poplar,Middlesex,England.

3rd Apr 1881

Recorded in census in ,Poplar,Middlesex,England.

18th Feb 1898

Death of Thomas COLVIN in Bromley, Poplar,Middlesex,England.

31st Mar 1901

Occupation Monthly sick nurse in Bromley, Poplar,Middlesex,England.

31st Mar 1901

Recorded in census in Bromley, Poplar,Middlesex,England.

2nd Dec 1905

Died in Bromley, Poplar,Middlesex,England.


  • Sarah Peace Hall is identified as the mother of Eliza Lydia Colvin from Eliza lydia's birth certificate in Feb-1847. On the marriage certificate of Sarah Peace Hall and Thomas Colvin, Sarah's father is listed as William Ford Hall, a shipwright. Sarah's age is given as 46 on the 1871 census and consistently as 56 on the 1881 census. We can therefore reasonably estimate Sarah's birth as being in 1824/5.

    Thus far the records are reasonably definitive and convincing but tracing Sarah's father William is a little harder. The best match in the 1841 census that has been found is for a William Hall, Shipwright age 45, living in Ashton Street (Poplar All Saints). With him is Mary (45), and Edward (20), Mary (25), Sarah (15), Thomas (14), Henry (11), James (8), Frederick (2). The 1841 census does not give relation to head of house but it is probably reasonable to assume that Mary is his wife and most of the others are his children (with possibly Mary as mother). The presence of William as shipwright and Sarah at the right age strongly suggest this is the correct entry. At present the entries in this file assume this relationship.

    The best match in the 1851 census lists William Hall, Shipwright, age 59, a widower born in Limehouse. With him are son Henry (19, apprentice Shipwright), son James 17 (apprentice shipwright), Frederick (11, scholar) and two other young residents Robert (?) (age 10, errand boy relationship unspecified) and Margaret Holworth (age 20, servant). These names, occupations  and ages are consistent with the 1841 census entry identified.

    An entry has also been found in the 1861 census for William F Hall. In this he is listed as age 69, a shipwright but now present is wife Anne from Glenmarthen Wales and also present is son Edward R Hall, his wife Eliza and their children. This is consistent on age occupation and even middle initial, so is probably a correct match.

    These entries are currently assumed to be correct but some further confirmation would be desirable given commonality of Hall surname. Ideally we should find at least:

    Death record of first wife Mary in 1840s
    Re-marriage of William (to Anne) in 1850s
    Baptism record for Sarah Peace in 1824-6 period

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