Title: "A History of Simcoe County" Appendix: List of 1837 Property-Holders The Christian Guardian
Page: APRIL-3-1839, PG. 87
Publication: 1909, Barrie Ont. County Council Methodist Church publication Methodist Church publication
Author: Andrew Frederick Hunter undefined
Title: Parish Register
Text: 1816 Mar 12 HALL Humberston otpo Tathwell BUTTERS Lea otp By banns he signed she X Wits: Thos HALL
Publication: Haugham, Lincs., Eng.
Note: Humber is the name of the river that forms the northern boundary of Lincolnshire. He may have been named after the town of Humberston, on the Humberside/Lincs. border at the mouth of the Humber River. ?Could Humberston be his mother's maiden-name, or her place of birth? There is a baptism record for a Humberstone, son of John HALL and Jane, 3 Dec 1814 at Louth, Lincs. I'm of the belief that this isn't the same individual. There is a marriage record for a Humberstone HALL to Ann PEAL, 1836 at Burwell, Lincs., at which time our family was already settled in Ontario. So the 1836 marriage has to be another Humberstone Hall. It is possible that John HALL may have been a brother or cousin of 'our' Humber, and the second Humberston may be our Humber's nephew or cousin-once-removed. Humberston and Leah's first son was named John Grantham HALL, is this an indication that Humber was sired or grandsired by an older John Grantham HALL? I think it is quite probable that Humber's father or grandfather bore this name, and that the grandchild was named in his honour. At the wedding of Humberston and Leah, the witness was Thomas Hall. I believe him to have probably been a brother or cousin of Humberston, or possibly (though I think not) his father. Joseph Butters Hall named his first son Thomas James, and I think he did so in honour of his father's relative (brother?), Thomas. These are good clues to be followed up on. (NOTE: I believe this to be an excerpt from the obituary, taken from the April 3, 1839, issue, of the Christian Guardian, (a Methodist newspaper) page 87.) HALL, Mr. Humberstone, who was born in Lincolnshire, England, and converted there, along with his wife in 1818, died Jan. 20, 1839; survived by his wife and family. - April 3, 1839, p. 87, O., dated at L. Simcoe, Feb., 1839.
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