Hall, William

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Epithet: Carthusian; preacher to James II

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Epithet: of Egerton MS 3006

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William Hall was a contemporary of the Arctic explorer and whaler William Penny (1809-1892), in 1850 Penny led the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1850 to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in search of the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin)

From the guide to the William Hall collection, 1850, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

Epithet: brother of Sir T Hall, of Bradford, county Wiltshire?

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Epithet: attorney, of Dublin

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Epithet: of Eccleshall, county Staffordshire

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Epithet: of Add MS 38307

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William Hutcheon Hall (?1797-1878) entered the navy in 1811 and served in the North Sea and the Baltic (1811-15), China (1815-17) and West Africa (1817-1820s) where he was promoted to master. He continued in this rank serving actively on the West Indian, Mediterranean and Home Stations until 1836. His interest then turned to steam ships and he was employed in steamboats in the United States of America on the Hudson and Delaware rivers (1836-39). He then obtained command of the Nemesis, an iron paddle steamer, and made a valuable contribution to operations in the Chinese war (1840-43) for which he was awarded naval rank. He subsequently commanded the Dragon steam frigate in the Mediterranean (1847-50), and the Hecla and the Blenheim in the Baltic (1854-55).

Hall was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1847; and after his retirement from active service, he became a rear-admiral in 1863, vice-admiral in 1869 and admiral in 1875. He was nominated a KCB in 1867. He also published two pamphlets: Sailors' Homes, their Origin and Progress (1852, 2nd edition 1854) and Our National Defences .

For more biographical information, see Hall's entry in the Dictionary of National Biography and in O'Byrne (ed), A naval biographical dictionary (1849).

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue (http://calm.bham.ac.uk/DServeA/). Accessed May 2002.

From the guide to the Journal of William Hall, 1822-1871, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

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referencedIn Leach, Walter Barton. W. Barton Leach Papers. 1920-1971. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Vol. XLIX (ff. 317). Aug. -4 Sept. 1813.includes:f. 1 Abraham Coates, port-surveyor at Wicklow: Memorial to the Duke of Richmond: 1813.ff. 3, 245 Colonel Augustine FitzGerald, 1st Baronet 1822: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1812-1817.f. 5 G... British Library
creatorOf William Hall collection, 1850 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Journal of William Hall, 1822-1871 University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:-A. Song, 'If 'tis love to wish you near', composed by Ladislas Joseph Philip Paul Zavertal, 28 June 1885, with autograph title-page. The words are by Charles Dibdin (see The Professional Life of Mr Dibdin, 180..., 1200-1937 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXVIII (ff. 233). 21 July, 1779-2 Sept. 1780.Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1779-1794.M-Pierrepont, Secretary to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: Letter-books of the same written by: 1775-1783.inclu... British Library
referencedIn David Hall papers, 1745-1822, 1745-1822 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Ross Lee Finney collection : sound and video recordings, 1938-1986 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library
referencedIn News Service Biographical Files, ., circa 1930s - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
creatorOf William Hall Papers, n.d. University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections
referencedIn Lucien Price correspondence and compositions, 1908-1960. Houghton Library
referencedIn HARINGTON PAPERS. Vol. IX (ff. 40). Original documents and extracts chiefly relating to the Harington family, with some verses, circ. 1606-1809, abstracted from Add. MS. 46373 A. Partly printed. As follows:-(1) Pedigree of the Harington family, 13th..., 1601-1809 British Library
referencedIn William Hall, of Eccleshall, county Staffordshire: Surrender of an annuity by, to Sir T. Hall: 1638.Sir Thomas Hall, son of J Hall, of Bradford-on-Avon: Surrender of an annuity to: 1638. British Library
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) photograph series D (faculty and staff portraits), 1946-2006, 1950-1990 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Kirk Cunningham collection 1807-1880 1846-1868 Cunningham, Kirk collection William L. Clements Library
referencedIn HEATH AND VERNEY PAPERS. Vol. XXIX (ff. 255). Court-books, presentments of leases, surrenders, rentals and other records of the manors of Stepney and Hackney, co. Midd., including papers rel. to the settlement of the manors for the payment of the deb..., 1634-1770 British Library
referencedIn Douglas Tilden Papers, 1860-1970 Bancroft Library
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associatedWith Franklin Jane 1792-1875 person
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correspondedWith Price, Lucien, 1883-1964 person
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associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
correspondedWith Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935 person
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Le Sars, France
Carlow, county of, Ireland
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