Henry James Halse, b1 (1817 - 1880)

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Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Cape, South Africa
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About Henry James Halse, b1

The direct ancestor of the South African branch of the family is THOMAS HALSE, a gentleman and widower, resident in the town of Penzance, Cornwall, who married Mary Thomas (widow of Joseph Batten of Penzance) at the Parish Church of Madron, Penzance, on the 25 June 1789. They had one son THOMAS HENRY HALSE born Aug. 1794 in Penzance and christened in the parish church of Madron 22 Aug. 1794.

This THOMAS HENRY HALSE married in 1816 Susan Smith, the daughter of a Scotsman James Smith, head of a large drapery establishment in Sussex. Two children were born to this couple in London – Henry James born 1 Dec. 1817 and William born 1819.

In 1820 THOMAS HENRY HALSE, then 26, and his wife Susan and their two children came to South Africa in Morgan's party on S. Ocean. The child William died on the journey out.

  • DEPOT Cory Library for Historical Research
  • TYPE Manuscript
  • REFERENCE MS3697-MS3699
  • DESCRIPTION Halse family.
  • STARTING 19500700
  • ENDING 19500800
  • REMARKS Donor: Mrs. Madge Halse. 3 items. MS + TS.
  • SUMMARY + Genealogical records of Thomas Henry Halse, Henry James Halse and James Augustus Poultney.


Halse, Henry James http://www.southafricansettlers.com/?cat=9&paged=376

  • Last Name: Halse
  • First Name: Henry James
  • Date of Birth: 1 Dec 1817
  • Place of Birth: London, England
  • Parents – Father: Thomas Henry Halse (q.v.)
  • Parents – Mother: Susan Smith
  • Name of Spouse: Ann Lydia Poultney
  • Marriage Date: 1840
  • Marriage Place:
  • Date of Death: 6 Jun 1880 age 62y 6m
  • Place of Death: Mayfield, OFS.

Notes: DN 388/1880. Children:

  • Ann Susan Sheppard
  • Frederick Williams
  • Jane Greathead
  • Thomas Henry
  • Eliza Frances Greathead
  • Horatio
  • Florence Augusta
  • Rosetta
  • James Henry
  • Henry Edward
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