According to Woodward:
And from The
Chilliwack Museum's History web page at http://chilliwack.museum.bc.ca/history/settlers/wah.htm
- Received Crown Grant, March
14, 1870, for Lot 41, Group 2, New Westminster District, 150-acre
- Toll gate keeper, Cariboo
road at Yale.
- 1866 moved to South Sumas
- Had at least 3 sons, 2
- Son, Euphrates Thomas Hall,
born on RE supply ship, Euphrates, in 1859.
Colonial Settlers : William
& Ann Hall
Corporal William Hall
Hall (1827-1913) was born in England in 1827. Hall
attended medical school but left before qualifying and joined
the Royal Engineers where he learned his trade as a
mason. He married English born Ann Bucklelow (1824-1897)
in 1846, prior to his 1848 posting to Gibraltar. He served
in the Crimean War from 1854 to 1856, receiving both the
War and the Turkish
Crimean medals. Hall, accompanied by his
wife and first three children, arrived in the Crown Colony of
British Columbia in 1859, as a member of the Royal
Engineers. Five more children were added to the Hall
family after 1858. Hall's duties included constructing
parts of the Cariboo Road, through the Fraser Canyon, and the
this initial period the family moved from Sapperton (New
Westminster) to Yale where Mrs. Hall operated a boarding house.
1863, the Columbia detachment of the Royal Engineers
disbanded. Hall chose to stay in the colony to claim a
free military grant of 150 acres. Hall's original land
holdings were located on Unsworth Road. By 1878, however,
the Halls had moved their residence to property on the West End
of Chilliwack Mountain.
continued to practice his trade as a stone mason and worked on
the construction of many local homes, and carved gravestones.
Mrs. Ann Hall, late 1860's
Corporal, Hall's Regimental Pay per Diem would have been 2s. 2 1/2d.
plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s. to 4s.