James Hill
(Abt 1750-)
Elizabeth Parrell
(Abt 1750-)
Johanna Appse
Samuel Hill
(1769-After 1841)
Johanna (Hannah) Apps
(Cal 1778-After 1841)
Mary Hill


Family Links

1. Thomas Hale

2. Bishop

Mary Hill

  • Born: Feb 1814, Port Isaac, Cornwall 2
  • Christened: 24 Apr 1810, St Endellion, Cornwall 3
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Hale on 28 Dec 1841 in Melbourne, Australia 1
  • Marriage (2): Bishop
  • Died: 11 Sep 1870, Raglan Street, Daylesford 2
  • Buried: 14 Sep 1870, Daylesford Cemetery 2

  General Notes:

The Argus (Melbourne, Monday 19 September 1870, page 4. Family Notices
"HALE.-On the 11th inst, at Wombat-hill, in perfect peace, after a long and painful illness, Mary, the be- loved wife of Thos. Hale, architect, Daylesford."

Mary's 11 Sep 1870 death certificate gives her age precisely as 56 years 29 weeks 6 days which would have her born on 16 Feb 1814. It seems at least possible that as a widow far from home and about to marry a man 10 years younger that she may have reduced her age by 4 years. If she had kept her original birthday that would fit reasonably well with the April 1810 baptism, the only one found.



She emigrated in 1841 from England To Australia On The "Middlesex". 4 5 6


Mary married Thomas Hale, son of Joel Hale and Elizabeth Mitchell, on 28 Dec 1841 in Melbourne, Australia.1 (Thomas Hale was born on 23 Sep 1821 in Guernsey,7 died on 6 Aug 1884 in Vincent Street, Daylesford, Victoria 8 9 and was buried on 7 Aug 1884 in Daylesford, Victoria 10.)


Mary next married Bishop. (Bishop died before Dec 1841.)


1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Marriage 1841/4471.

2 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Death 1870/6700.

3 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, MARY HILL
Christening: 24 APR 1810 Saint Endellion, Cornwall, England
Mother: HANNAH
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record.


4 Letter - Rosemary Hale 2003 Email including a two page family history.
Emails - 2007.

5 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, 1870/6700. "29 years in Victoria".

6 Public Records Office - Victoria,, Bishp, Mary, 27, housemaid, Potestant, Cornwall, 27 SEP 1841 MIDDLESEX 1 99.

7 Letter - Rosemary Hale 2003 Email including a two page family history.
Emails - 2007, St PP church register, Guernsey. Birth. Guernsey. St Peter Port church register. Thomas Hale, son of Joel Hale and of Elizabeth Mitchell his wife, born on the 23rd Sept, 1821.
. Date of birth in Rosemary Hale doc does not agree with age at death.

8 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Death 1884/8564.

9 Letter - Rosemary Hale 2003 Email including a two page family history.
Emails - 2007, Death. Australia. Daylesford Advocate, 7th Aug, 1884. Died.- on the 6th Aug, at his residence, Vincent Street, North Daylesford, Thomas Hale, Mining Registrar, aged 63 years. (Obituary that follows says Mr Thomas Hale leaves a widow and three sons and two daughters, all of whom are grown up.)
Obituary. Australia, Guernsey Comet, 24th Sept, 1884. From the Melbourne Age of August, 1884. The Late Mr Thomas Hale. Daylesford, Wednesday, August, 6th. Writes of the sudden death of Mr Thomas Hale on the 6th August, and then as follows: - 'Deceased was an old identity of the district having held the position of mining registrar for this division of Castlemaine district and the office of registrar of births, deaths and marriages for the last eighteen or twenty years. He was a Master Mason and one of the founders of the Mount Franklin Lodge of Hiram (Masons) in Daylesford. He was 63 years of age.'
Other information follows added by Henry Maillard, Guernseyman, a journalist with the Comet newspaper and a gold seeker himself in Australia in 1852. 'The above was son of Mr Joel Hale, deceased, formerly occupant of the Cross Keys public house, situated in Lefebere Street, at present a lodging house owned by Mr J. Sauvage. Deceased emigrated to South Australia about forty-two years ago, himself and a young widow named Bishop, also from Guernsey, and a fellow passenger, becoming united shortly after their arrival. They moved to Melbourne previous to the discovery of gold in Victoria. The deceased, though he temporarily visited the gold fields at Forest Creek and Bendigo, wisely preferring his own occupation as a carpenter and builder to the uncertain returns of mining. At the period that the writer landed at Melbourne, Dec, 1852, the deceased and a partner had a thriving business as contractors, in addition keeping a retail business composed of part of ironmongery .He prospered, purchased land in the suburb of St Kilda, in which he built a residence, and availed himself of the visit to Europe of his partner to induce his mother -then a widow -also members of his family, to emigrate to Melbourne in 1854 or thereabouts. In 1860 he was land surveyor. He was reputed wealthy and was proposed to represent St Kilda in the Victoria Parliament, failing, we believe, to carry the seat. Eventually his settled employment was that of an architect.

Source \endash " Guernsey Emigrants Into Australia 1828-1899" by David Kreckler.


10 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate,, Death.