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Basil Hall

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Devon, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 4th Baronet and Helen Douglas, Btnss
Husband of Margaret Hunter
Father of Basil Sidmouth De Ross Hall; Eliza Jane Hall and Fanny Emily Hall
Brother of Sir John Hall of Dunglass, 5th Baronet; James Hall; Katherine Mary Hall; Magdalene Hall and William Hall of Dunglass

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About Basil Hall

Biographical Summary

Hall, Basil. 31/12/1788-11/09/1844. Ref: 664. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Captain.
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Royal Hospital, Haslar, Portsmouth, Devon.
  • Profession: Officer of The Royal Navy, Author, Astronomer, Geologist.
  • Appointments Held: Entered RN 1802, 1808 Lieutenant, 1817 Captain, Served 1812-17 Far East, 1820-2 South America & Galapagos, 1827-8 North America.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh 1797-1800.
  • Marital Status: Married (1825) Margaret Hunter.
  • Mother: Lady Helen Douglas.
  • Father: Sir James Hall, FRSE 1761-1832.
  • Siblings: Sir John Hall of Dunglass FRSE 1795-1866, James Hall FRSE 1800-1854 and William Hall FRSE.
  • References: DNB 24, 1890, 58-9; Proc Roy Soc, 5,1851,526-7; Anderson 2, 410-11; Chambers 5, 279; Shapin 214.
  • Memberships: FRS (1816), FRAS, FGS, FRGS, FSA(Scot).
  • Date of Election: 1812.
  • Proposers: John Playfair, Allan Maconochie (Lord Meadowbank), Sir George Steuart Mackenzie (Minute 02/02/1811 NLS Acc10,000/4).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1828-31.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 401

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Basil Hall's Timeline

December 31, 1788
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 37
Foreign Parts or London
Age 41
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
August 8, 1833
Age 44
Geneva, Switzerland
September 11, 1844
Age 55
Portsmouth, Devon, England