'Hallett1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hallett of Canons, Hallett of Crewkerne, Hallett of Higham, Hallett of Little Dunmow

John Hallett of Crookhorn (Crewkerne), Somerset
m. _ Hodges (dau/heir of _ Hodges of Crookhorn)
1. James Hallett of London (b 1624)
2. Stephen Hallett of Crewkerne, later of London (d 1685)
m. Elizabeth Bright (dau of George Bright)
  A. George Hallett (b 1657)
  i. daughter
  B. Sir James Hallett of Little Dunmow & Marks, Essex (b 01.01.1659, d 1723)
m. (1682) Mary Duncombe (dau of Thomas Duncombe of Broughton)
  i. James Hallett of Little Dunmow (b 12.06.1684)
  m. (1708) Mary Crowley (dau of Sir Ambrose Crowley, Sheriff of London)
  a. James Hallett (b 1710, dsp 1767)
  m. Mary Pierce (d 1768)
  b. John Hallett of Little Dunmow (b 1716, Captain, 4th son)
m. (1743) Elizabeth Pinnell (dau of Capt. Richard Pinnell by Mary Hambly)
  (1) John Hallett 'of Little Scotland Yard' (b 1744, bur 07.1812, Navy Agent & Banker) had issue
  m. Hannah Cox of Little Scotland Yard
  (A) Anne Hallett (d 06.08.1818) probably of this generation
m. (19.06.1813) William Maude of Westminster (b 04.12.1780, d 18.05.1843, Rear Admiral)
  (2) James Hallett of Little Dunmow & Higham (b 1749, d unm bur 05.1823)
  (3) Mary Hallett (b 1750, d 1780)
m. (28.11.1772) William Hughes (d 04.1786, son of Thomas of Oxford, m2. Harriett, dau of Josiah Hardy)
  Little Dunmow passed to a member of the Hughes family who assumed the name Hughes-Hallett.
  (4) Anne Hallett (b 1751,a 1828, dsp)
  m. Rev. Thomas Hambley of Widford (son of William of Hamlby House)
  (5) Elizabeth Hallett (d unm)
  c. Mary Hallett (b c1710, d 24.03.1742/3)
  m. (1727) Thomas Hall of Goldings
  d. Elizabeth Hallett
  m. (1740) John Comyn or Comyns (son of Sir John (Chief Baron of the Exchequer))
  e. Lettice Hallett (b 1714, d 1810)
  m. (1756) William Hallett of Canons @@ below
  f.+ other issue (d unm) - Crowley (b 1710, d unm 1767), Ambrose (b 1712, d unm 1731), Sara
  ii. Sara Hallett (b 1689)
  m. James Herbert
  iii+ other issue (d young)
  C. William Hallett 'of Crewkerne'
BLG1952 reports that William was "ancestor of William Hallett, of Canons, Edgware, Middlesex, the noted cabinet maker", father of the William who was the subject of one of Gainsborough's famous paintings in 1786 (sb 1785). The following combines what is given by BLG1952 with the information found in the The National Portrait Gallery's site (here) though the latter identifies the William of the painting as grandson rather than son of the cabinet maker, having started with a William Hallett of Crewkerne whom we presume was this William (though he may have been son of this William). BLG1952 could have identified the cabiner maker as this William's son (or grandson) but we suspect that BLG1952 was (also) confused on the number of generations of Williams.
  i. William Hallett of Canons (b c1707, d 17.12.1781, cabinet maker)
  m1. _ Hopkins (dau/coheir of John Hopkins of Brittons) mother of Hannah, presumed also of ...
  a. William Hallett (b 1730, dvp 05.1767)
  Identification of this William's wife and children comes from 'The Gentleman's Magazine' (vol 122, p87).
  m. (09.1761) Eliza Chambers (b 1737-8, d 16.06.1813, dau of Abraham Chambers, m2. Rev. Richard Harington of Rockinghamhall)
  (1) William Hallett of Canons (bpt 30.06.1763, painted by Gainsborough in "The Morning Walk")
The National Gallery's site reports (here) that "The Morning Walk" was painted in 1785 for William's forthcoming marriage to Elizabeth Stephens. A site which mentions the history of Canons (here) reports that William the cabinet maker was succeeded by his grandson but that the grandson died in 1785 (presumably immediately after his wedding). However, a page on "The Morning Walk" in the National Trust's site (here) suggests that William died in 1842.
  m. (1785) Elizabeth Stephens (b 1763-4, d 1833?, painted by Gainsborough in "The Morning Walk")
  (2) Lettice Hallett (b 06.1763)
  m. (1787) Rev. John Mulso (vicar of South Stoneham, nephew (sb grandnephew) of (John) Thomas, Bishop of Winchester)
  (3) Frances Hallett (b 08.1767)
  m1. _ Saunders
  m2. _ Armstrong (Captain)
  b. Hannah Hallett probably of this generation, identified by TCB (vol 4, Holben) as dau of William and 'heir to her mother'
  m. (10.1779) Sir John English Dolben, 4th Bart of Finedon (b 1750, d 27.09.1837)
  m2. (1756) Lettice Hallett (d 1810, dau of James Hallett of Little Dunmow) @@ above
  D. Elizabeth Hallett
  m. (1673) Robert Price

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Hughes-Hallett formerly of Higham), CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p246+)
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