GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of parish registers held at the London Metropolitan Archives, Westminster Archives, West Yorkshire Archives, Manchester Central Library, non-conformist registers at the National Archives at Kew (RG4), online parish registers at CityArk or from original images at Family Search. I have also included some information from original images of Scottish old parish registers and English parish records which I have personally researched. Where reference is made to the London Gazette, the full version can be downloaded from

Sue Mackay

HALL, Benjamin - Extra Data


(member of WILLSON's Party)


(see also correspondence of John Francis PAYNE)


Death Notice (Cape Archives) says that he was born in Bath, Somerset in 1790


National Archives, Kew 


RG4/3253 Register of Births and Baptisms at the Moravian Chapel on Monmouth Street in Bath, Somerset

Benjamin, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth HALL baptised 24 January 1790 (born 15 January)

Witnesses: William SIMPSON Junr, Jacob W. RAMBACH, Anne H. LOCKYER, Eliz'th MINAFEE


RG4/1541  Register of Births and Baptisms at the Moravian Chapel on Monmouth Street in Bath, Somerset

Lawrence HALL, Ch. of Ir., shoemaker
Born City of Kilkenny, Ireland August 8th 1756
Received into the Congregation April 21 1783
Ammitted to the Holy Communion Nov 30th 1783
Left us 1794 (see his wife Elizabeth p 14)
Elizabeth HALL, maiden surname LEAK, Ch.of E.
Born Bath Nov 15th 1755
Received into the Congregation September 18 1785
Ammitted to the Holy Communion Feb'y 18th 1787
Left us 1794 (see her husband Lawrence p.13)

Baptism of Benjamin's siblings in Moravian Chapel, Bath:

John  and Mary (twins) baptised 17 November 1783 (born 11 November)
Thomas baptised 4 June 1787 (born 23 May)
Westminster Archives

Lawrence HALL, Minor, and Elizabeth LEECK, spinster, both of this parish, were married by banns on 14 September 1777 in St.John the Evangelist, Smith Square, Westminster

Lawrence HALL (signed)

Elizabeth LEECK (X)

Witnesses: John BURN and Sarah EVANS


London Metropolitan Archives:


Benjamin HALL married Frances CRICK by banns on 6 August 1809 in St.Anne's, Soho.

Benjamin HALL (signed)

Frances CRICK (X)

Witnesses: Geo. BOOTH and Mary CRICK (X)



Frances Sophia, daughter of Benjamin and Frances HALL, St.Martin's, carpenter, baptised 10 August 1814 in St.Anne's, Soho.

Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Frances HALL, 3 Cecil Court, carpenter, baptised 29 September 1816 in St.Martin in the Fields.

Mary Ann Charlotte, daughter of Benjamin and Frances HALL, 16 Cecil Court, carpenter, baptised 11 January 1818 in St.Martin in the Fields.

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