Emma Freeth was the eighth child of William Freeth & Sarah Gutteridge born October 10th, 1844 at Smethwick, & christened November 17th, 1844 at North Harborne, Staffs.
In 1851 Emma was living at home at Roebuck Lane, Smethwick with her parents & siblings.
Emma was still at home at 6 Roebuck Lane in 1861 with her parents & brothers & sister.
Emma married Joseph Hall in April-June 1867 at West Bromwich, Staffs. Joseph was born Oct-December 1848 at West Bromwich, the son of Hannah Sargent & John Hall, an iron shingler.
In 1871 Emma & Joseph were living at Glover St, West Bromwich, where Joseph was a puddler. They had a 1 month old daughter Hannah. Sadly Emma had given birth to 3 children prior to Hannah but they had all died in infancy & Hannah also died as an infant
In 1881 Emma & Joseph were still at Glover St, now #124 with 2 children – Alfred (6) & James (1 month old). Daughter Hannah could not be found at the time of the census. Joseph was described as an iron worker.
There is a death recorded for Emma Hall, aged 41, registered in Oct-December 1885 at Kings Norton. In the same registration period there is a birth & death recorded for Emma’s tenth child, Albert.
The children of Emma Freeth & Joseph Hall were:
fh.18.104.22.168.8.1 Lizetta Hall born July-September 1867 at West Bromwich; died at Glover St & buried August 11th, 1869 at Christ Church, West Bromwich
fh.22.214.171.124.8.2 John William Hall born Oct-December 1868 at West Bromwich; died at Glover St, & buried August 31st, 1869 at Christ Church, West Bromwich
fh.126.96.36.199.8.3 Joseph Hall born May 1870 at West Bromwich; died at Glover St & buried May 26th, 1870 at Christ Church, West Bromwich
fh.188.8.131.52.8.4 Hannah Hall born Jan-March 1871 at West Bromwich, Staffs
fh.184.108.40.206.8.5 Alfred Hall born April-June 1874 at West Bromwich, Staffs
fh.220.127.116.11.8.6 George Hall born Jan-March 1876 at West Bromwich; died April-June 1878 at West Bromwich
fh.18.104.22.168.8.7 Samuel Hall born April-June 1878 at West Bromwich; died Jan-March 1881 at West Bromwich
fh.22.214.171.124.8.8 Jim (James) Hall born April-June 1881 at West Bromwich, Staffs
fh.126.96.36.199.8.9 Job Hall born Oct-December 1882 at West Bromwich
fh.188.8.131.52.8.10 Albert Hall born Oct-December 1885 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1885 at West Bromwich
Joseph married again, his second wife being Ellen Moseley. Ellen was born c1850 in Birmingham, the daughter of Eliza & George Moseley, an artist, painter & sculptor.
In 1901 Joseph & Ellen were living at 16 Harriet Place, Pemberton, Lancs. Joseph was described as an iron worker at the rolling mills. With them was Joseph’s son, Job Hall, a tailor’s assistant, & Ellen’s widowed father George Moseley.