George Henry Hall was born in Clayton West, (sometimes known as West Clayton), Yorkshire on 11th December 1829.
He was the eldest son of Thomas and Ann Hall who had seven children altogether. The Pigot's Directory of 1841 shows that Thomas Hall was the landlord at the Woodman Inn, Park Mill, West Clayton which he ran for the next forty years along with farming 12 acres. (This is the pub now.)
In 1851 George Henry Hall, aged twenty two, was a corn miller living in the home of his grandfather, also named Thomas Hall, who lived in Park Mill, Clayton West as well.
George married Elizabeth Buckley in 1851 and during the next ten years they had three children and moved to Marshall Mill where George was employed as a labourer in the corn mill.
George continued to be employed as a corn miller; he and Elizabeth had another child and they moved to Monk Bretton. According to the White's Directory 1860, the mill at Monk Bretton was owned by Jackson and Watson and employed several corn millers. (It doesn't appear to have been on a river-side so presumably it was a windmill.)
George and his wife lived at Monk Bretton, at Number 6, Burton Bridge, for the next thirty years and George continued to be employed as a corn miller for most of his life.
George Henry Hall was my great-great grandfather; his eldest child was Eliza Ann Hall who became the mother of Elsie Smith, my grandma.
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