James Hall was born c1782 in Northumberland. James married Barbara Wilson.
Mary & James had 5 known children. A daughter Jane was born December 29th 1805 & christened March 9th, 1806 at Morpeth, the record stating that her father was a native of Chatton & mother native of Morpeth.
The christening record of their first son James born on April 17th 1808 & christened May 22nd 1808 at Bothal with Hebburn, near Morpeth states that James was a pitman, late of Bankhouses & was now in the navy & his wife Barbara was the daughter of John Wilson, a pitman of Shilbottle. (There is a christening for Barbara daughter of John & Jane Wilson of Coalhouses on Feb 26th, 1782 at Edlingham, Northumberland).
Second son John’s christening record in 1811 shows that his mother Barbara was a native of Lemmington & his father James was a pitman of Shilbottle.
Son William was christened in 1812 in Shilbottle & daughter Barbara was christened at Ellington in 1815.
The family appear to have moved south into Co Durham as the 1841 census shows. By this time James & Barbara were living in the mining village of South Hetton, Haswell & James was working as a coal miner. Sons James, John & William & their families were also living in South Hetton.
The children of James Hall & Barbara Wilson were:
Jane Hall born December 29th 1805 & christened March 9th, 1806 at Morpeth
James Hall born April 17th & christened May 22nd 1808 at Bothal with Hebburn, near Morpeth; died August 15th, 1848 at Murton Colliery & buried on August 17th at Easington, Co Durham
[ha] John Hall born January 9th, 1811 & christened August 11th, 1811 at Shilbottle; buried February 22nd, 1870 at South Hetton, Co Durham
William Hall born September 26th & christened November 15th, 1812 at St James, Shilbottle; died Oct 2nd, 1874 at Sebastia, Shire of Marong, County of Bendigo, Victoria & buried Oct 4th at Eaglehawk Cemetery
Barbara Hall born January 31st 1815 at Kenton & christened February 17th, 1815 at Ellington, Northumberland; buried March 3rd, 1891at Holy Trinity, Murton, Co Durham