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Name: Emma Hall

Burial Number: 0654

Gender: Female

Born: 04/03/1839

Died: 29/12/1911

Buried: 01/01/1912


Emma Susan Hall (nee Twinning) was born on 4th March 1839 in Sierra Leone, to William Winniet and Caroline Amelia Elizabeth Twinning (nee Smith).

William Winniett was a military Surgeon serving in Sierra Leone, his Wife was with him and she gave birth to Emma Susan while they were stationed there.  Unfortunately, William died on the 30th July 1839, just four months after his Daughter was born.  Caroline came back to England and in 1841 was living on her own means at Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London.  She then married Auguste Sezar Titren, who was a builder,  on the 16th October 1850 at Blackfriars, London.  It is not clear if Emma Susan came back to England as she is not  with her Mother on the 1841 census, then in 1859 she married MacDonald Hall in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (source Family Search).

They had 5 children-

Laurina (Laura) Hall born 1862, New Brunswick, Canada. Married William Nathaniel Arnold Daniel in 1888 in Brighton. They had 3 children

Herculina Maud Millicent Hall born 1863, Quebec, Canada. Married Graham Hay Reynolds, and had 1 child

MacDonald George Alexander Hall born 1866, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon Married Grace Maude Lloyd in 1897. Children unknown

Winniat Wentworth Durham Hall born 1868, Liverpool, Lancashire. Married Mary Newsome. They had 3 children

Pendrill Blair Hall born 1871, Liverpool, Lancashire. Married Nelly Tizard in 1921. Children unknown


Emma & MacDonald were living at 30 New Road Brighton in 1881. MacDonald was an actuary for 25 years to the Brighton savings bank.  During his residence at Worthing which dated back to 1903, he did much useful work for the local nursing association, being the Honorary Treasurer and then vice President for more than 10 years. He stood down in 1920 due to ill health. He was interested in the organisation of the periodical Pound Day appeals on behalf of the Sussex County Hospital which raised money and gifts of food for patients on the wards of the hospital.   He was also involved with the West Sussex Branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of cruelty to animals.

In 1911 Emma Susan & her Husband and Daughter, Herculina Maud Millicent, were living at Dunolm, Winchester Road Worthing.

MacDonald died on the 30th April 1927 whilst living at Chetwode Lodge, Gratwicke Road, Worthing, Sussex.  He left £15470 17s 9d (approx. £635000 in 2020). Probate was granted to MacDonald George Alexander Hall and Herculina Maud Mellicent Reynolds, (his children).

Emma Susan died in 1911 still living at Dunolm, Winchester Road, Worthing there does not appear to be a probate record for her.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 5 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): waters.delay.paying

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Mcdonald Hall Major, born 17th November 1837 died 30th April 1927 Emma Susan wife of Mcdonald Hall born 4th March 1839 passed away 29th December 1911

Further Information


Name: Emma Susan Hall

Gender: Female

Born: 04/03/1839

Town: Sierra Leone

County: Unknown

Country: West Africa


Maiden Name:Twinning

Marriage Date: //1859

Spouse First Name: Macdonald

Spouse Last Name: Hall

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: Canada

Information at Death

Date of Death: 29/12/1911

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Dunolm

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


81 Berkley Street, Toxteith Park Liverpool

MacDonald Hall (Head) age 34, Emma S (Wife) age 32, Laura C (Daughter) age 9, Herculina M M (Daughter) age 7, Macdonald G A (Son) age 5, Winniett W D (Son) age 2 plus 2 servants


30 New Road Brighton Sussex

MacDonald Hall (Head) age 43, Emma (Wife) age 42, Laurina (Daughter) age 19, Herculina M M (Daughter) age 17, Winniett W D (Son) age 12, Pendrill B (Son) age 9, Elizabeth Penrith (Grandmother) age 81, plus 2 servants


30 New Road Brighton

MacDonald Hall (Head) age 53, Emma (Wife) age 52, Herculina (Daughter) age 27, Winniett (Son) age 24, plus 2 servants


30 New Road Brighton Sussex

MacDonald Hall (Head) age 63, Emma (Wife) age 62, Herculina (Daughter) age 37, Violet Reynolds (Grandchild) age 4, plus 2 servants


Dunolm Winchester Road, Worthing Sussex

MacDonald Hall (Head) age 73, Emma Susan (Wife) age 71, Herculina M M Reynolds (Daughter, census shows wife) age 47, Violet May Reynolds (Daughter to Herculina) age 14, plus 2 servants

Miscellaneous Information

military pension form or William Winniett Twinning