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John Vine Hall[1]

Male 1774 - 1860  (86 years)


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  • Name John Vine Hall 
    Born 14 Mar 1774  Diss, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Education 1785  Diss, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    age 11, apprenticed to a schoolmaster 
    • 'he taught me to write the law-hands, and, by way of making the most of me, hired me to the then clerk of the peace'
    Occupation 1786  Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    errand-boy to a bookseller, rose to be chief assistant 
    Baptism 10 Jul 1791  Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1801  Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tempted by higher pay, he became clerk and traveller to a Maidstone wine merchant. 
    Occupation 1804  Worcester, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    bought a bookseller's shop 
    Occupation 1814  Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    purchased the bookshop in Maidstone where he began work 28 years before 
    Occupation 1821  Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    conceived the idea of writing The Sinner's Friend 
    Census 1841  Brenden Heath Road, Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    wine merchant, age 67, head 
    Census 1851  Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    printer employing 12 men, age 77, head 
    Died 22 Sep 1860  St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The Gentleman's Magazine 1860
      Sept. 22. At Heath -cottage, Kentish -town, aged 86, John Vine Hall, esq., the author of the "Sinner's Friend." He was the father of Dr. Newman Hall, and of Capt. Vine Hall, late of the "Great Eastern." His life was prolonged to see his tract reach Its 356th edition; It is said that It has been translated into twenty-nine languages, and circulated to the number of more than a million and a-half of copies.
    Buried 26 Sep 1860  Abney Park Cemetery, Hackney, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Vine Hall (born 1774) was an alcoholic who became a famous preacher and fathered 14 children.His biggest claim to fame was as the author of The Sinner's Friend 'the diary of John Vine Hall (1773-1860), a dissolute drunk who after many failed attempts to overcome his addictions wrote the "The Sinners Friend" to put the reality of the gospel into the hands of ... '

      One of his sons was Christopher Newman Hall, who also found worldwide fame as a preacher. Another son was Capt John Vine Hall who captained the Great Eastern on her maiden voyage. The latter's eldest son was Edward Pickard Hall who had 13 children. One of them, also (confusingly) called Capt John Vine Hall, married Alice Blackett, daughter of Edmund Thomas Blackett, the Australian church architect who relates to the Lamplugh Brooksbanks through his father James Blackett
    Person ID I538  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2013 

    Father Joseph Hall,   b. 1748, Gissing, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Hannah Vine,   b. 1750, Gissing, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1812, Worcester, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet

    Spouse Mary Teverill,   b. 10 Oct 1787, St Clement, Worcester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1871, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1806  St Clement, Worcester Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Edward Pickard Hall, MA,   b. 3 Jun 1808, Worcester, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1886, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Stephen Prentis Hall,   b. 6 May 1810, Worcester, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1872, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Capt John Vine "Jack" Hall,   b. 5 Feb 1813, Worcester, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1891, Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Christopher Newman Hall,   b. 22 May 1816, Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1902, Vine House, 6 Hampstead Square, Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Arthur Hall,   b. 31 Oct 1824, Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1906  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F235  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Sep 1860 - Abney Park Cemetery, Hackney, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Audio
    Friend of Sinners, Lord of Glory
    Friend of Sinners, Lord of Glory
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2325] birth i551.

    2. [S2322] birth i538.

    3. [S2318] death i538.

    4. [S2331] marriage f235.