Mary Bonella Hall (née Bernard)

16th Aug 1802 - 1838


  1. Mary Bonella, daughter of David and Judith Bernard, born 16/08/1802 and baptised in St James, 05/01/1803.

  2. Her brother-in-law John Parnther (married to her eldest sister Frances) registered enslaved people in St James as her guardian in 1817 and later as attorney.

  3. Mary Bonella Bernard, spinster, of St George's, Bloomsbury, married James Wallace Richard Hall of St Nicholas, Hereford, in St George's 11/09/1823. They had four children baptised in Much Birch, Herefordshire: John Elton (1824), Judith Bernard (1825), Mary Sarah (1827) and Frances Rebecca (1832).

  4. James Wallace Richard Hall was a solicitor and a prominent citizen in the area: "In Much Birch he was the principle landowner and in 1835 he was deeply involved in the rebuilding of the Church for which he supplied large amounts of financial support and administered the contracts and carried out the legal formalities."

  5. Mary Bonella Hall of Torquay was buried in Torhoham, Devon, 10/08/1838 age 35 years 10 months.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. T71/203 96.

  3., London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database online];, England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898 [database online].

  4. [accessed 02/02/2021].

  5., Devon Burials [database online].

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
James Wallace Richard Hall
John Elton, Judith Bernard, Mary Sarah, Frances Rebecca

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (12)

Daughter → Father
Daughter → Mother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Notes →

Addresses (1)

Much Birch, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England