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William Hallett, Alderman and Mayor of Brighton and J.P. for Sussex, son of Thomas Hallett, farmer and Martha Hallett [Maskell]
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William Hallett was born on 10th April 1793 at Rotherfield and christened at St Denys Church on 4th August 1793, the eldest child of Thomas and Martha [nee Maskell] Hallett. At the age of 17 he moved to Brighton as a carpenter and workman on the Pavilion but returned to Rotherfield with his first wife Mary Ann Miles whom he had married on 23rd November 1819 at Lewes. They had four daughters at Rotherfield before the family settled in Brighton and then two sons - William Henry Hallett (1828-1892) and Frederic Francis Hallett (1831-1901) both of whom were to have highly successful careers. After the death of his wife, Mary Ann, he was to marry Harriet Rebecca Ashmead in 1855 with whom he had three more sons.

William Hallett was one of the major builders of Brighton during the middle of the 19th century - including St John the Baptist church which was consecrated on 7th July 1835, The Bristol Hotel (named after the Marquess of Bristol his patron), The Victoria Wing on the County Hosptal in 1837, The Kemp Town Brewery in Seymour Street in the 1840s and much of the Eastern end of Brighton. William Hallett was prominent in public life from 1829 until his death in 1862 - as Director and Guardian of the Poor; High Constable; Alderman and from 1855-56 as Mayor of Brighton. He also played a significant role in local charities.

On 3rd April 1862 at 142 Marine Parade, Brighton, William Hallett died, aged 68. He was buried at St Denys Churchyard in Rotherfield where, in 1900, his eldest son from the second marriage John Hallett (1856-1904) erected a memorial and glass window to William Hallet and his wife Harriet Rebecca.


Date
Type
Information
Source
 
10th Apr 1793
Born
In the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Clare Sidney Wilmot's records
 
4th Aug 1793
Christened
At St. Denys Church in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Rotherfield Parish Registers
 
23rd Nov 1819
Married
Mary Ann Miles at All Saints in the Parish of Lewes, Sussex
Lewes Marriage Registers
Clare Sidney Wilmot's records
 
19th Nov 1820
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Ann in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Rotherfield Parish Registers
 
4th Jul 1822
Birth of a daughter
Caroline in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Rotherfield Parish Registers
 
20th Oct 1823
Birth of a daughter
Catherine in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Rotherfield Parish Registers
 
1824
Birth of a daughter
Mary Anne in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C14835-2
 
1828
Birth of a son
William Henry in the Parish of Brighton, Sussex
Clare Sidney Wilmot's records
 
1831
Birth of a son
Frederic Francis in the Parish of Brighton, Sussex
Clare Sidney Wilmot's records
 
Oct to Dec 1855
Married
Harriet Rebecca Ashmead; registered at Chelsea District, London; ref: 1855 Q4 Vol 1a Page 256
Register of marriages
 
1856
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Brighton, Sussex
1861 Census
Brighton, Sussex
 
1859
Birth of a son
Alfred in the Parish of Brighton, Sussex
1861 Census
Brighton, Sussex
 
1861
Birth of a son
George in the Parish of Brighton, Sussex
1861 Census
Brighton, Sussex
 
3rd Apr 1862
Died
At 142 Marine Parade in the Parish of Brighton, Sussex; aged 67 years
Clare Sidney Wilmot's records
 
9th Apr 1862
Buried
At St. Denys Church in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Rotherfield Burial Registers
Monumental Inscriptions at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield
 
Large Horizontal Stone surrounded by iron railings

The Family Vault of
WILLIAM HALLETT Esqr. J.P.
of Brighton
 
11th Jun 1862
Probate
In the Parish of Lewes, Sussex; Effects: under £14,000
Probate Registry of England and Wales
 
1862 to 1863
In memory
The Gentleman's Magazine Obituary
Clare Sidney Wilmot's records
 
 
c Dec 1891
In memory
At St. Denys Church in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Monumental Inscriptions at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield
 
Nave and Aisles - West Wall

Sacred to the memory of
WILLIAM HALLETT Esquire.
who died the 3rd of April 1862
aged 68 years
During his life the deceased was Mayor of Brighton;
and Justice of the Peace for this county.
He enjoyed in life the esteem and respect of all
classes of society, and has left a widow and large
family to deplore his loss.
Also of HARRIET REBECCA
Widow of the above
Who died the 18th November, 1891
 
1900
In memory
At St. Denys Church in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Monumental Inscriptions at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield
 
Windows - South Wall

To the Glory of God and in memory of WILLIAM HALLETT and his wife
HARRIET REBECCA, this window was erected by their son JOHN A.D. 1900

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Hallet, Hallatt, Hallat, Hallett family records
The ancestral pedigree of William Hallett, Alderman and Mayor of Brighton and J.P. for Sussex
  
 Henry Hallettm: c 1760Mary 
 b: c 1740  b: c 1740
  
          
Thomas  Mary Henry William Jane Ann Elizabeth Phebe 
b: 1764 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Aug 1764 St. Denys Church
d: June 1851 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 86 years
bur: 5th Jun 1851 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1768 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Nov 1768 St. Denys Church
 b: 1772 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Apr 1772 St. Denys Church
d: January 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 75 years
bur: 20th Jan 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1775 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 10th May 1775 St. Denys Church
d: February 1836 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 60 years
bur: 29th Feb 1836 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1776 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Aug 1776 St. Denys Church
 b: 1780 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 29th Mar 1780 St. Denys Church, twin
 b: 1780 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 29th Mar 1780 St. Denys Church, twin
 b: 1783 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Aug 1783 St. Denys Church
 
   Sarah               
   b: 1766 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Apr 1766 St. Denys Church
               
                  
Grandfather record
   
   
    
 Thomas Hallett
farmer
m: 8th Sep 1792 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexMartha Maskell 
 b: 1764 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Aug 1764 St. Denys Church
d: June 1851 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 86 years
bur: 5th Jun 1851 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1770 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 25th Nov 1770 St. Denys Church, daughter of George Maskel
d: March 1849 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 78 years
bur: 5th Mar 1849 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
          
William  James George John Obed Mary Edward Horace 
b: 10th Apr 1793 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Aug 1793 St. Denys Church
d: 3rd Apr 1862 142 Marine Parade, Brighton, Sussex, aged 67 years
bur: 9th Apr 1862 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1796 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 19th Nov 1796 St. Denys Church
d: March 1884 Five Ashes, Hadlow Down, Sussex, aged 87 years registered at Uckfield District, Sussex ref: 1884 Q1 Vol 2b Page 75
bur: 29th Mar 1884 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex
 b: 1798 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 7th Sep 1798 St. Denys Church
 b: 1802 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Apr 1802 St. Denys Church
 b: 1804 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 16th Apr 1804 St. Denys Church
d: January 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 42 years
bur: 14th Jan 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1806 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 25th May 1806 St. Denys Church
 b: 24th Apr 1810 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Jun 1810 St. Denys Church
 b: 19th Jan 1812 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Apr 1812 St. Denys Church
d: November 1873 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 61 years
bur: 3rd Nov 1873 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
   Thomas                    
   b: 1794 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Nov 1794 St. Denys Church
                    
                        
Parental record
   
   
   
1st marriage William Hallettm: 23rd Nov 1819 All Saints, Lewes, SussexMary Ann Miles 
 b: 10th Apr 1793 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Aug 1793 St. Denys Church
d: 3rd Apr 1862 142 Marine Parade, Brighton, Sussex, aged 67 years
bur: 9th Apr 1862 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1799
d: February 1849 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 50 years
bur: 10th Feb 1849 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
       
 Elizabeth Ann Caroline Catherine Mary Anne William Henry Frederic Francis 
 b: 19th Nov 1820 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 25th Dec 1820 St. Denys Church
d: June 1826 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 4 years
bur: 2nd Jun 1826 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 4th Jul 1822 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 25th Aug 1822 St. Denys Church
d: August 1823 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 1+ years
bur: 18th Aug 1823 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 20th Oct 1823 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Mar 1824 St. Denys Church
d: September 1824 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 10 months
bur: 22nd Sep 1824 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1824 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Mar 1824 St. Denys Church
 b: 1828 Brighton, Sussex
d: 1892
 b: 1831 Brighton, Sussex
d: 1901
 
               
Family record
   
2nd marriage William Hallettm: Oct to Dec 1855
registered at Chelsea District, London ref: 1855 Q4 Vol 1a Page 256
Harriet Rebecca Ashmead 
 b: 10th Apr 1793 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Aug 1793 St. Denys Church
d: 3rd Apr 1862 142 Marine Parade, Brighton, Sussex, aged 67 years
bur: 9th Apr 1862 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1825 Chelsea, London
d: 18th Nov 1891 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 69 years
bur: after 18th Nov 1891 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
    
 John Alfred George 
 b: 1856 Brighton, Sussex
d: 1904
 b: 1859 Brighton, Sussex b: 1861 Brighton, Sussex 

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