Person:Charles Halsey (1)

m. 16 Jan 1727
Facts and Events
Name Charles Halsey
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1690 probably in Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire
Christening[1][5] 12 Dec 1690 Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire
Occupation[2] probably before 1727 Merchant "in partnership with the Hanbury family established a trading business in Hamburg"
Marriage 16 Jan 1727 Hamburg– very likely at 'The English Church' in Hamburg, “where his family were baptised” S2 and which is now (since 1947) called the ‘Church of St. Thomas à Becket’
to Agatha Dorrien
Will[4] written 24 Sep 1741 proved 18 Jul 1748 at London
Occupation[6][7] 1746 High Sheriff of Hertfordshire
Death[1][8] 6 Apr 1748 Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire
Burial[1][8] at the Church of St. John the Baptist, Great Gaddesden
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 FamilySearch/International Genealogical Index - British Isles (IGI/BI).

    « Charles Halsey / Charles Halsey - International Genealogical Index / BI Father: Thomas Halsey / Thomas Halsey Mother: Anna Henshaw /Anne Henshaw / Gender: Male Christening: 12 DEC 1690 Great Gaddesden, Hertford, England / Death: 06 APR 1748 / Burial: Great Gaddesden, Hertford, England / Marriage: 16 JAN 1727 Hamburg, , Hamburg, Germany / Spouse: Agatha Dorrien / Agatha Dorrien » > Records submitted by members of the LDS Church. / File Nos. 1145103 / 1145106 > Accessed on: /

  2. GADDESDEN ESTATE web site > History > The Halsey Family and the Gaddesden Estate.

    « Hamburg traders and the seven years war: Henshaw’s brother Charles, in partnership with the Hanbury family established a trading business in Hamburg. They were members of the English congregation, established in 1612, at the Church of St. Thomas a Becket in the Zeughausmarkt, where his family were baptised. The Church, rebuilt in 1838, still stands, surviving the bombing in 1943. Charles began recording family births, marriages and deaths in the gigantic Family Bible, which is still in use and is a most treasured heirloom. .... » > Accessed on:

  3.   Anglican Church in Hamburg web site > History > 'History of the Anglican Church in Hamburg' by ms, 1 April, 2011.

    « The 400-year-long history of the Anglican Church in Hamburg, is story is (sic) intertwined with both Hamburg’s illustrious trade history and the Church of England’s history in Europe. Although English-speaking Christians had worshipped in Europe since before the Reformation, the Hamburg congregation played a particularly pivotal role in the 17th century in establishing the Church of England’s presence in Europe. In 1611 the English in Hamburg, at that time as members of the Guild of Merchant Adventurers – for centuries the most powerful cloth-trading company in northern Europe – were granted by the Senate of Hamburg the privilege of holding services in the English language according to the rite of the Church of England. In securing an unprecedented religious freedom, the church became the first sanctioned non-Lutheran congregation in the city. For much of its history the church was simply known as ‘The English Church’.
    The current church located on Zeughausmarkt was consecrated after building on 11 November 1838. The name St Thomas Becket, the patron saint of the Merchant Adventurers, was given to the church after it reopened after the war in 1947. »
    > Accessed on:

  4. Will of Charles Halsey of Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire.

    Description: Will of Charles Halsey of Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire / Date: 18 July 1748 / Catalogue reference: PROB 11/763 / Dept: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury / Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers / Piece: Name of Register: Strahan Quire Numbers: 190 – 238 > Downloaded from: National Archives/Documents Online

  5. 'England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906'.

    « Name: Charles Halsey / Gender: Male / Birth Date: abt 1690 / Christening Date: 12 Dec 1690 / Christening Place: Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England / Father's Name: Thomas Halsey »
    Place: Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England; Date Range: 1590 - 1711; Film Number: 993731.
    > [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.
    Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission. > Accessed on:

  6. Burke, John, Esq. & Burke, John Bernard, Esq.: A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland, Vol. I. — A to L., London, 1847, p. 568.

    « HALSEY OF GADDESDEN. / ... / Charles Halsey, Esq. of Great Gaddesden, baptized 12 Dec. 1600. (sic) This gentleman was high-sheriff of Herts, in 1746. He m. Agatha, dau. of Frederick Dorrien, Esq. of London, and by her (who d. aged 75, 26 Feb. 1782) had fourteen children, of whom survived, / Frederick, / Thomas} heirs in succession. / Anne, m. 1st, to the Rev. George Dutens; and 2ndly, to the Rev. James Willis, rector of Sopley, Hants. / Theodosia, m, 1st, to the Rev. John Perry, rector of Wyton, in Huntingdonshire; and 2ndly, to Robert Sparrow, Esq. of Worlingham Hall, in Suffolk. / Elizabeth, m. to Thomas-Herbert Noyes, Esq. / Sophia, m. 2 April, 1766, to Richard Bingham, Esq. of Melcombe Bingham, co. Dorset. / He (Charles Halsey) d. 6 April, 1748, and was s, by his son, / Frederick Halsey, Esq. of Great Gaddesden .... » > Accessed on:

  7. Website of The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

    « Previous High Sheriffs of Hertfordshire / ... / George II / ... / 1745 Sir Conyers Jocelyn - Hyde Hall / 1746 Charles Halsey - Great Gaddesden / 1747 Edward Chester - Albury superseded by / Henry Fotherley Whitfield - Rickmersworth / .... » > Accessed on:

  8. 8.0 8.1 British Listed Buildings Online.

    > England > Hertfordshire > Great Gaddesden > Church of St John the Baptist, Great Gaddesden > Listing Text:
    « Church of St. John the Baptist ... Parish church ... Early C18 NE mortuary chapel has original 2-light pointed E window, 2-bays arcade to chancel and pointed stone N door down steps both inserted c.1877, and a large number of splendid carved black and white wall monuments of the Halsey family: William Halsey (d.1637) and Letitia Halsey (d.1649) erected 1650 of alabaster and marble; 4 separate monuments to the same design each with a bust under a draped baldachino with open segmental pediment on pilasters, Thomas Halsey d.1715, Anne Halsey d.1719, and Jane Halsey d.1725, all attributed to Guelfi, Henshaw Halsey d.1739 attributed to Rysbrack. Charles Halsey d.1748 a white epitaph with bust against obelisk, and Frederick Halsey d.1762, white epitaph with profile medallion against obelisk, both attributed to William Tyler. On W wall an assymetrical monument to Agatha Halsey d.1782 signed by Flaxman, with an angel holding a book. Thomas Halsey d.1788 and wife, an obelisk with oval medallion of Mrs. Halsey taken up to heaven. .... » > Accessed on: []