Elizabeth Hale

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Claimant or beneficiary


Given as Elizabeth Hall in the compensation records, but almost certainly Elizabeth Hale or Hales, probably the widow of Robert Augustus Hale and mother of Robert James Hale, and awarded as co-trustee of Robert James Hale with Henry Adolphus Hawkins the compensation for enslaved people on Content estate in St John Jamaica.

  1. Will of Elizabeth Hales of St Augustine Bristol proved 17/10/1844.

  2. A genealogical site shows Robert Augustus Hale born 1780, died 05/12/1831 in Jamaica, son Robert James Hale, born 1818/9 in Jamaica, died Wairoa Auckland New Zealand, having married Ann Warren 17/02/1849 at St Mary's Bryanston Square.


T71/ 854 St John 259A & B. T71/1593 p 399 16/02/1837 letter to Henry A Hawkins, High St, Bideford [Devon] [award to Henry Adolphus Hawkins and Elizabeth Hale as trustees for infant Robert James Hales], saying that there is now evidence that Martha R Swinhoe now decd was entitled to rent and profits until Robert James Hale was 21. Therefore, need to restructure trust, add trustee. T71/1606 letter from Robert James Hales [sic] 14/11/1836, 'having a claim on a gang of slaves in the parish of St John', property of his father R. Augustus Hale but since in the possession of Martha R Swinhoe: any information on claim? 15/12/1836 Robert James Hale from 1 Brownham Place Hotwells Bristol: are the trustees I named alright? Letter to R. J. Hale, 1 Brownham Place Hotwells Bristol: have you reached majority yet; no, you need trustees, Mrs Robert A. Hales + one other. Letter T71/1594 p 16 15/03/1837 to Henry A Hawkins, Exeter [Devon] re this claim: seeking return of special award and reissue to 3 trustees.

  1. PROB 11/2006.

  2. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=gregramsted&id=I2I250 [accessed 03/03/2012]. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online] confirms the marriage in 1849 and shows Robert James Hale aged 31 as 'physician' of St Johns Wood and son of Robert Augustus Hale. [Note: the direct link does not work although the reference is correct: go to http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ and search for Hale, Robert Augustus.]

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Elizabeth Hall

Associated Claims (1)

£1,969 8s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Guardian

Relationships (1)

Mother → Son

Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England