The Hall family is related to the Chisholm family through the marriage of Mary Hall and Samuel Chisholm in 1914.
The Hall family lived in the border area of south east Scotland. William was born in Channelkirk, Lauder, Berwickshire in 1857, he married Euphemia Baillie in Haddington, East Lothian in 1866. William and Euphemia had at least 6 children.
William was a hill shepherd and according to the censuses I have seen, the family lived in and around Berwickshire, Roxburghshire and East Lothian.
William died in 1905 at Corsbie farm, Legerwood, Berwickshire aged 48.
Copy of William Hall's newspaper obituary:
In Memoriam of Mr WILLIAM HALL.
There were laid to rest in the quiet churchyard here on Saturday the remains of
Mr William Hall, shepherd, Corsbie. Deceased had been ailing for some time and three weeks ago
he went to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, to undergo an operation, to which he succumbed. His
funeral was one of the largest ever seen in the parish, and was attended by all classes of the
community, as he was esteemed and respected by everyone. For the last two winters he had taught
carving to the workers' section of the Young Men's Guild, and four of the members of the class
bore his coffin into the Church (where a funeral service - was held), and from there to the
grave. Great sympathy is felt for the widow and family of four who survive Mr Hall. The service
in the church on Sunday was a funeral one, and most impressive. The congregation was large, and
the voluntaries, played by Miss Martin, the organist, were "The Dead March" in Saul and "0,
rest in the Lord." Rev. Mr Cameron preached an eloquent and impressive sermon from 2nd Kings,
xiii. 21 - his subject being "A dead man's power."
In closing, Mr Cameron said: " I cannot conclude to-day without referring, however briefly, to the loss we have sustained by the death of William Hall, shepherd, Corsbie. In the presence of a large company of sorrowing friends, he was yesterday laid to rest in God's acre, beyond these sacred walls which he loved so well. That so many should have been present to perform the last solemn and tender offices of love was an eloquent tribute to his memory and worth. He was a man who was, indeed, universally respected and loved wherever he was known-universally respected for his honesty and uprightness, universally loved for his warm heartedness and Christian charity. In his own home he was a model husband and a model father, and as such he will be greatly missed. As a member of the congregation, he was faithful in his attendance upon God's house, and took an active part in all departments of Christian work ; and we shall miss his unostentatious goodness, his hearty sympathy and support. His more recent services to the Young Men's Guild, as one of the teachers of the workers' section, will long be remembered and cherished by those who had the privilege of his help. But, 'being dead, he yet speaketh' His memory, wherever cherished, will call men to faithfulness and goodness, and inspire them to a life of unselfishess and devoted service to God. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out, I feel sure, to the sorrowing widow and her fatherless children, and our prayer is that our Heavenly Father, who has seen fit to send this burden of grief to them to bear, may strengthen them to bear it in the spirit of a true Christian resignation, and that this dispensation of His providence, though it be grievous, may yield in their hearts and lives the peaceable fruits of righteousness, to the glory of His name."