William Hall1

(circa 1735 - 17 March 1817)
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William Hall was born cir. 1735 possibly in ?Hounam, ROX, SCT.1 He and Jane Stevenson were estimated to have married say 1759 ?Hounam, ROX.1
     William Hall died on 17 Mar 1817 Morebattle, ROX, SCT; aged 82.1 He and Jane Stevenson are buried Hounam, ROX, SCT, H/stone reads: IMO William Hall, who died at Morebattle 17.3.1817 aged 82 yrs, also Jane Stevenson his spouse who died 4.1.1825 aged 82 yrs. also Isabella Hall their daughter spouse to James Wight joiner Morebattle who died ?. 7.1816 aged ? yrs. James Hall their son who died 8.11.1821 aged 16 yrs (assumed to be son of James Wight and Isabella Hall given his age, with Hall being a forename. Possibly the transcription is a tad wrong and James is Isabella's brother, eg his age might be 46? I have concluded, for now that his name is James Hall Wight but this gives me another problem in that I already have them with a son James born c 1805, but dying in 1878. More work needed.)1,2,3
     If I've taken the correct James Wight and Isabella Hall marriage down this line, the assumed ages working back up the chain to Jane are looking a bit tight, not impossible, just tight, especially when you get back to someone in the chain with some dates to work with - assuming of course that her age on the h/stone is accurate, and I note that hubby William was 7 years older, so there's a bit of leeway here, BUT the two James in the family need more investigation!4

External links

     Click here to see William's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.5


Jane Stevenson (cir. 1743 - Jan 1825)
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline

Helen Sinton WIGHT's ancestors

Last Edited22 Dec 2016


  1. Borders FHS, MIs: ROX Hounam & Linton, Entry #50: HALL/STEVENSON burials.
  2. Various Photograph(s), Various, unknown repository, H/stone Hounam Churchyard, (William HALL, Jane STEVENSON, Isabella WIGHT, James Hall WIGHT, taken Jul 2006.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Apr 2008.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2008.
  5. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.