Name: Charles Hall
Birth: 1718 in Basingstoke, Hants
Note: Age 15 in 1733 (Died age 55 according to MI)
Death: 6 SEP 1774
Burial: 15 SEP 1774 Westminster Abbey, Middsx: north cloister
Occupation: Dean of Bocking (Rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk)
Education: Corpus Christi, Oxford
MEM: Westminster Abbey, London, North Cloister: Gravestone
Change Date: 23 MAY 2012
Alumni Oxonienses records that Charles Hall, son of John Hall of Basingstoke, Hampshire, matriculated from Corpus Christi College 17 December 1733, took his BA in 1737, and his MA on 14 February 1740/41. He took his B.D. [Bachelor of Divinity] in 1749 and DD [Doctor of Divinity] in 1757.
The register of admissions of Fellows (ref. B/1/3/5) in the Corpus Christi archives records that he was admitted a Fellow on 1 December 1742.
A search of the university libraries' catalogue identified two printed sermons:
"The Gospel credibility defended against the objection of its decrease...", preached at the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford, 4 July 1756, and "National humiliation peculiarly seasonable in times of national success...", preached at St. Margaret's, Westminster, 14 March 1760. In the entry for the latter he is recorded as Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
(Julian Reid, Archivist, Corpus Christi College)
?The Rector of St Mary, Hadleigh: Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, in one of those anachronisms so beloved of the CofE, is styled 'Dean of Bocking'. Bocking is a village in Essex, and the living is in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, so Hadleigh Rectors are installed in Canterbury Cathedral.?
Charles Hall was clearly a favorite of Secker who appointed him to several ... who was appointed dean and rector of Bocking in 1725 and held with it the ...
(The Autobiography of Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury
by Thomas Secker, John S. Macauley, R. W. Greaves - 1988)
?Marriage Licence 18 Sept 1762.
Charles Hall, Clerk, DD [in Calendar, " His Grace's Chaplain "], of Lambeth, co. ... 43, & Elizabeth Carsan, of same, Spr, 24 ; at Lambeth afsd.
Dean of Bocking 1761.
Rector of Southchurch, Essex. 1764.
Charles Hall (1718-1774) of Corpus Christi college, Oxford, who proceeded BA 1737, MA 1741, BD 1749 and DD 1757.
(The Autobiography of Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury)
RH saw gravestone at Westminster May 2008.
Father: John Hall
Elisabeth Carsan b: 1738
23 SEP 1762
in Lambeth, Surrey 1
- Charles Henry Hall b: 1763
- Frances Eliza Hall b: 1767
- Unknown male Hall
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers of the Collegiate Church or Abbey of St. Peter, Westminster
Author: Joseph Lemuel Chester