Henry Hale

M, #458, b. 1782, d. 16 January 1813
Father*Eliphalet Hale b. 20 May 1763, d. 17 Sep 1807
Mother*Rachel Scott b. c 1763
     Henry Hale was born in 1782. He was on the list of inhabitants from 1802 to 1812 at the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada, To view the household breakdowns, please go to this page. At the Home District Assize in 1803, he served as a witness for the Crown in the prosecutions of Robert Franklin for felony theft and John Dooley for trespass. He and Catherine Stewart were married by Reverend George O'Kill Stuart on Tuesday, 19 April 1803 at St. James Church, the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. He served as constable for the Town of York in 1803 and 1808, on the grand jury for the Quarter Sessions in 1805 and 1807, on the petty jury for the Quarter Sessions in 1804 and 1805, and was on the petit jury for the Assizes in 1809. He signed a declaration that was printed in the York Gazette, August 29, 1807, as can be read here. Henry Hale and Mercy Hale witnessed the baptism of Alfred Hale Barrett on 21 November 1807 at St. James Church, the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. He owned a brickyard at the southeast corner of Duke and George Streets which was sold in a Sheriffs sale in 1808 at the suit of Elijah Ketchum. In the July 1809 Quarter Sessions, he was charged with assault and battery by Esther Ruggles, and was found not guilty. He was also a witness for the defence of Sarah Stewart (perhaps a relative of Catherine's), charged with assault and battery. Again, it was Esther Ruggles pressing the charges. Sarah was found not guilty. In another case the very same day, Henry was charged again with assault and battery by William D. Forrest. Again, he was found not guilty. Esther Ruggles also charged his wife Catherine with battery and assault. Catherine did not appear in court so she was ordered to appear at the next sessions and have sureties enter into recognizance with her. Henry posted £20, Alfred Barrett and Daniel Tiers posted £10 each. Henry Hale and (?) Barrett witnessed the marriage of Orrin Hale and Hannah Barrett, Saturday, 15 July 1809 St. James Church, the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. In 1812, he sold Lot 44, Concession 1, Vaughan Township to Orrin Hale and Hannah Hale. He served in the war of 1812 as a Private with the Upper Canada Militia, 3'rd Regiment of York Militia, under Captain Duncan Cameron. He also served in a detachment under Captains Selby, Cameron and Heward from October 25 to November 15, 1812. He was granted a leave of absence as of November 18, 1812 by Major Sheaffe. He wrote a will on Friday, 15 January 1813 at the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. George Smallman, William Higgins, George Ridout, Alfred Barrett and Orrin Hale were the witnesses. An image of the registered will can be found here.
     Henry died on Saturday, 16 January 1813 at the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada, at age 31 years of disease.

Family

Catherine Stewart b. c 1787
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