A Hannah Hall was mentioned in the Notts Guardian 1851-01-09 p.6. She
accused a Richard Harrison of assaulting her at Lowdham (a few miles from
Southwell) in an argument over a water pump. He was fined 16s. He must have
been a "bad 'en" because in the very next paragraph, he was accused of
destroying a fence in an argument over onwership of that. Don't you just
love these old papers?
According to my copy of the Nottinghamshire Family History Society Baptism
CD (Version 2),
1. On June 16, 1814, Robert HALL was baptised at East Retford, mother
Hannah HALL, no father listed.
2. On December 22, 1818, Henry Duckmanton HALL was baptised at
Southwell St Mary (Minster), mother Hannah HALL, no father listed.
I am wondering whether these two may have been the same Hannah. My
suspicion is that they are two different Hannah HALL's, but I have not been
able to find evidence for this, and it does seem possible that they are one
and the same. Does anyone have either in their tree, and so may be able
to give me some clues?
Another alternative might be to check the A2A site for possible bastardy