William Hall (ca. 1805-1885) was the son of William and Mary Hall of Belfast Ireland and the brother of Robert Hall (1814-1888)
He was born ca. 1805 based on his death at age 80 in 1885. He was married to Elizabeth Smith. In the 1852 Directory of Belfast, William Hall was listed at 30 William's Row, "in pork store".
Their children included Samuel, Hugh, Catherine, William John, and James.
Samuel Hall (1828-1901),
Hugh Hall (1828-1912)
Hugh Hall was christened on March 16, 1828 at St. Anne's Church of Ireland
Hugh was married at St. Anne's Church of Ireland, Belfast, Shankill, on February 11, 1851 to Mary McKee, daughter of Michael McKee, labourer. Their witnesses were Samuel and Margaret Fields. Hugh's father is recorded as William Hall, pork cutter. Rev. C. Allen. His date of birth/baptism as noted above. His mother's maiden name is Elizabeth Smith. Source: Ulster Historical Foundation marriage records.
Hugh and Mary Hall were witnesses at the marriage of his brother William John Hall to Sarah Tierney in 1861, which took place at St Anne's Church of Ireland, Belfast.
Catherine Hall (1831-?)
William John Hall (1837-1881) was a baker by trade. He remained a protestant, though we don’t know if he was religious or not, while his wife Sarah Tierney was a devout catholic, as were her daughters and granddaughters. Sarah worked in the cotton mill, and her great-grandaughter recalled Sarah worked as hard as any man. William John took care of the house and the children since he worked from home. He had an injury, possibly a work accident, that limited his mobility, so he worked from his chair.
Sarah’s father was James Tierney, he was from Monaghan. James worked in a pork store as did William Hall so that might have been the family connection that led to the marriage of William John and Sarah.
The oldest children were not baptized in the catholic church until they were several years old, which had led to some confusion about their ages.
Their daughter Mary Hall married Bernard Doran in 1884.
James Hall (1838-1894)