The Hales Newsletter

Motto: United Force is Stronger

Old Series May 1972 Vol. 3. No. 1.






Mark Leo Hales

Emma Etta Probart Hales

Mark Stoddard Hales








The Hales Newsletter contains current events, historical sketches and genealogical information pertaining to the Hales family. It is published by Kenneth Glyn Hales, secretary of The Hales Genealogical Society from 1970 through 1981 and The Hales Family History Society since 1995.

The Hales Family History Society

Kenneth Glyn Hales, Founder (

5990 North Calle Kino

Tucson, Arizona 85704-1704

This is the on-line version. The original was scanned and the text corrected for spellings, something that was very difficult in the original mimeograph process. There is also some minor editing. The Hales Manuscript pages being developed during the publication of the Old Series of The Hales Newsletter have been deleted because the content is now found in The Hales Chronicles, now in its second edition with the third edition planned for 2005.

The Hales Chronicles can be found on the Hales web-page at and at The Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City, Utah; The Library of Congress at Washington, D.C.; The Library of The Society of Genealogists at London, England; and the Centre for Kentish Studies at Maidstone, Kent, England.

The Hales Newsletter is provided to the above cited repositories and the Allen County Public Library at Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Allen County Public Library indexes our publication and provides articles through their Periodical Source Index (PERSI).

If you would like a printed version, reprints of the Old Series of The Hales Newsletters are available at a cost of $3.00 each.



This Newsletter begins the third year of the HALES Genealogical Society and our third

year of research into the origins of our family name.

We probably have more information on our Hales name in an organized form than can be found anywhere else. However, I feel that there are still many members of our family that might have some information that could be of great value to all of us. Please help by searching through all of your bibles, family records, certificates, etc., and send me anything that you have so that I can put more of the pieces of the puzzle together.

Thanks to all of you that have already contributed information or helped support our researcher in England during the past two years. We have learned much – one look at the index to the Parish Registers of Kent County, England which appears later in this issue will show you how much of an effort we have made to extract all Hales information from where our name started and spread throughout all of England. The trail leads from Norfolk, England to Kent, England and from there back to Norfolk, Warwick, Essex, Lincolnshire, Hertsfordshire, Oxfordshire and we have re-traveled part of it.

The search goes on and at times I know it might be discouraging, but we are making progress – even when we don't find information in a Parish register we learn something – and I am pleased with that progress.

Thanks to all of you that have contributed to our Family Organization and your suggestions for making it better. Since there are so many letters that I receive, please be patient if you want a personal reply to any of your letters. If you do not indicate a personal reply I will answer your letters with information in the Newsletter. Thanks again and lets make year three even better.



Based on two articles from the Genealogist Magazine, published by the Society of Genealogists, London, England.

Would you like to be a descendant of William the Conqueror? Whether you like it or not, you are! Now mark well –

Everyone has 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents and so on. Three generations span approximately a hundred years. Therefore, 100 years ago you had 8 ancestors. Now for a little arithmetic.

Ancestors Century


4 1st century



32 2nd century



256 3rd century



2,048 4th century



16,384 5th century



131,072 6th century



1,048,576 7th century



8,388,608 8th century



67,108,864 9th century



900 years ago you would have had to have 134,217,728 ancestors. Since many of these people were interrelated, the number did not exceed the total number of the white race living at that time (approximately 35,000,000 people). However, one of these had to be William the Conqueror.

In fact if 10 percent of the people moved once in their lifetime during William’s time, then it is mathematically impossible NOT to be related to everyone who was fertile at that time. Take your pick: the black knight, the white knight, lady Godiva, etc., they are all your ancestors.



This section of our Hales Newsletter contains the "happenings" that I am made aware of between issues. One of the many advantages of a Society such as this is that information can be published for all the Hales family to see. Remember just one address and send your announcements of area reunions, marriages, births, deaths, etc., and they will be included in the Newsletter to all the Haleses. Contributions of articles for the newsletter are welcomed. Dig thru your records and send me anything of value about your branch of the family. What you may have might be the bit of information another member of the family is looking for. I will edit what I receive and add it to our growing file of information.

STAN, DIANE HALES SEEK WORLD TITLES. Pasadena's co-national badminton champions, Dr. Stanton Hales and his wife, Diane Hales, are in England to compete in the All-England Badminton Championships to be held March 22-25th at Wembley Pool, London.

The All-England Tournament is generally regarded as the unofficial world championships with national champions and top-ranked players from all parts of the world entered to compete for badminton's greatest prestige titles.

The two Hales are also entered in the Britannic Invitation Badminton Championships which will be held in London this weekend preceding the All-England.

Stan and Diane Hales hold the unique distinction of being the first husband and wife in the history of United States badminton to respectively hold the men's Singles and Ladies' Singles Championships at the same time – their titles having been won at last year's U.S. national championships at Las Vegas.

Immediately following the All-England Championships the Hales will fly to Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska to defend their titles in the U.S. Championships being held at the Base March 30 – April 5 under the auspices of the American Badminton Association and co-sponsored by the Top Flight Badminton Club of Offutt Air Force Base.

HALES COAT-OF-ARMS ORDERS. Because of the many problems and unsatisfactory service that I received from the photo-lab that was ma king coat-of-arms pictures for me, I have completely redone the art work and made our coat-of-arms using an offset printing machine. The colors were separated into the three basic colors. The picture is printed on 8 ½ by 11 inch embossed white offset paper. I printed 500 of them along with a brief description. For those of you who have already received one of the photograph renditions, I will send you one of the offset versions to replace the inferior quality photograph for the cost of the postage and envelope – approximately 25 cents. For those who have not ordered a set, the cost of the ones I now have will be $1.00 a set plus 25 cents for mailing. I will have some of them with me when I attend the reunions in Utah and California for those who want to get them at that time. I will also have with me a mounted set to give you an idea of how to display them.

ROBERT PETER HALES MARRIES. Robert Peter Hales of 20 Forest Manor Road, Apartment 1209, Willowdale 426, Ontario, Canada, the son of William George Edgar Hales and Winnifred Alice Hales, announced his marriage on March 3rd 1972 to Miss Deborah Ann Sinclair. Congratulations from all the Hales family. Thanks also for all the time you spent in compiling all of the Hales addresses from all of the Ontario, Canada telephone directories. I appreciate your help.

LARRY BRADFORD HALES AND LE ANN HANKS. Larry Bradford Hales, the son of Duane and Lillian Hales of 57 N. 6th East, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 was married on November 5, 1971 to Le Ann Hanks. Congratulations from all of us. Please let me know your now address so that I can include your name in our Hales Directory.

"Y" HONORS PROF. WAYNE HALES RETIRES. From the Herald, Provo, Utah dated November 17, 1971, page 8.

Dr. Wayne B. Hales was honored at a reception honoring Dr. Hales on his retirement after 41 years as a physics and mathematics professor at BYU. Hundreds of well-wishers attended the reception last week in the Skyroom of the Wilkinson Center.

A large framed, colored photograph of Dr. Hales was presented at the reception by

Dr. John Hale Gardner, Physics department chairman. The picture will be displayed in

the foyer of the Eyring Physical Science Center on a wall near the Wayne B. Hales

Lecture Hall, which named in honor of the veteran teacher when the building was dedicated in 1954.

Dr. Hales graduated from BYU in 1916 and received his M.A. degree from University of Utah in 1923 and his Ph. D. from California Institute of Technology in 1926. Before joining the BYU faculty in 1930 he was President of Snow College three years, and taught at Ricks College and Weber College.

At BYU he has served also as dean of the general college and chairman of the Physics

Department. During World War II he did research for the U.S. Army in Panama on jungle acoustics and was a researcher also for Army Ordinance, 1952-55.

He is president of the BYU Sixth Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and formerly served on the YMMIA General Board for 13 years, 1937-1959. In 1958 the Boy Scouts of America awarded him the Silver Beaver for 40 years of service, which included several years as vice-president of the Utah National Parks Council.

Prominent also in civic and professional affairs, Dr. Hales has held positions as president of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 1931-32; president of the Utah Conference on Higher Education, 1959-60; and member of the Provo Civil Defense Council, 1950-55.

The Utah Academy has presented him its distinguished service award.


Hales Inc. From the Post-Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, February 1, 1972. Hales Inc., an optical, photographic supply and casual clothing shop, has moved to 440 Park Avenue from its former location at 368 A Street.

The new shop was opened this week by manager and co-owner Blaine Hales.

Hales said the now location will afford increased customer traffic and the opportunity to expand its merchandising lines.

The store has a complete line of film and photographic supplies, all optical goods and assorted casual clothing.

The original Hales family owned store was opened in October, 1971. The family also has a store in Provo, Utah.



The HALES Utah Reunion will be held this year on July 8th, 1972 at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. It will be at the main Bowery by the lake and will run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Make this a must this year. Mark it on your calendar. The children will have a good time at the park while we renew acquaintances. Plan to bring a picnic lunch and bring your records. Make sure that I have a copy of your family information for our Hales book. I will have some of our things for display. Lets get our family organized.


The California Reunion will be held this year at Lake Park in the City of Huntington Beach on Saturday, August 12. Lake Park is situated in the heart of Huntington Beach and is only five minutes away from Huntington Beach State Park should members of the younger generation desire to go swimming. It is also only a few more minutes to such entertainment areas as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, etc. Make this a must on your summer schedule – plan now to be there to meet with our Hales family, see our display, and share information. I will have the same display that I will take to the Utah reunion.


The Texas area Hales reunion will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, 1972 at the roadside park on Highway 287 about 6 miles north of Woodville, Texas. Those who have trailers, tents, campers, etc., plan to camp out at the park Saturday night. On Sunday, prizes will be given for the oldest, the youngest, and the one who came the farthest. Bring the family and a picnic lunch to the park – mark your calendars and try to make both days. I will not be able to attend this Reunion this year but would appreciate it if someone would take some black and white pictures so I can include them in our August Newsletter. (All you need send is the negatives as I can make pictures from them – make sure they are only black and white pictures as I do not have facilities to make color prints.


During the last three months I received unsolicited In the mail an advertisement for a Hales coat-of-arms for $2.00. The advertisement came from Bath, Ohio and is from Nancy L. Halbert. For your information if you send for this you will receive the facsimile that I have reproduced for you as above. The rendition has both drawing inaccuracies and historical inaccuracies and is printed with brown ink within a red and white form. Along with the "report" is an order form for a full-color family coat-of-arms plaque "at the special price of $19.95." I believe that this is not a good buy and that the full-color version that I can send you can be framed or mounted on a board by you making a much more effective and accurate display. At our Utah and California Reunions I will have some set up for you in this manner for your inspection.


.Near the end of this issue of this Hales Newsletter I have drafted some Articles of Organization and some By-laws. At our reunions this year I would appreciate your thoughts concerning these two items. I would like to have all of you nominate and elect trustees and other officials so that we can tighten up our Family Organization into a more efficient unit. Please come to the reunion prepared to vote upon these issues. I would like to suggest that each branch of the Hales family elect some form of representative or spokesman to be identified in this organization. So that there will not be too much confusion I have also included in this Newsletter some thoughts about how we should be organized. Please make your notes on this sheet and bring it to the reunions so that we can formulate our ideas into a tangible organization. If you do not attend a reunion and would like to send me your thoughts, please do so on this sheet.



Mark Leo Hales

Mark Leo Hales died on December 27, 1971 of a heart attack at his home in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Mr. Hales was born in Spanish Fork in 1917, the son of Leo and Margaret E. Davis Hales. He married Janet Hill in 1952 in Spanish Fork; they were later divorced. Mr. Hales was a brick mason.

Survivors include his father, two sons and a daughter. Father: Leo Hales, 239 E. 100 South., Spanish Fork.

EMMA Etta Probart Hales

Emma Etta Probart Hales, 88, 4413 W. 3650 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, died March 31st in a local hospital of natural causes.

Born July 9, 1883, Springville, Utah County, to Edward LeRoy and Arletta Hutching Probart. Married David E. Hales, June 17, 1903 in the Manti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He died in 1964. Member Old Timers Club of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company; Engineers Club; served in LDS Sunday School, Primary, and Relief Society.

Survivors: son, daughter: Mark S., Salt Lake City; Mrs. James (Velma) Akins, Rock Springs, Wyoming; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Cora Park, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Burial was in the Springville, Utah Cemetery.

Mark Stoddard Hales

Mark Stoddard Hales, 62, 50 W. 21st South, Salt Lake City, Utah, died of natural causes April 19, 1972 at a local hospital.

Born September 30, 1909 at Spanish Fork, Utah to David E. and Emma Probart Hales. Married Cleo Vera Smith, September 30, 1929, at Salt Lake City. She died May 17, 1968. Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Railroad Employee 45 years, train conductor.

Survivors: Sons, daughters: David, William "Bill"; Mrs. Robert (Arletta) Frederickson, Mrs. Terry (Connie) Brown, Mrs. David (Vicki) Larsen, all of Salt Lake City; 13 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Jim (Velma) Atkins, Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Burial was in the Springville, Utah City Cemetery.

Mary Elvira Hales

Mary Elvira, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Watson Hales, was born in Carroll County, Ohio, May 1, 1852, and died at the home of her son Ray Cox in Keosaqua, Iowa, May 16, 1923, at the age of 71 years and 15 days. She came with her parents to Van Buren County, Iowa, in the spring of 1864. On February 8, 1872, she was united in marriage to Alonzo Cox, who died July 4, 1916. To this union were born eleven children: William Harvey, who died June 28, 1876, aged 10 months; Edward Walter, who was killed in a saw-mill accident April 30, 1904, aged 30 years. The living children are: Rena Sechrist of Pueblo, Colo.; Ray Cox, Tensa Blackburn, Elva Bartholomew, all of Keosauqua; Ada Baird, Kansas City, Missouri; Sadie Magorian, Cantril, Iowa; Carrie Murphy, Milton, Iowa; Orin Cox, of Stockport, Iowa; and Clo Cox of Keosauqua. She is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Since the death of her husband Mrs. Cox has made her home with her children.

On Sept. 9, 1922, she left here for Pueblo, Colorado, where she visited her daughter Rena, but took sick the last week in December, and her youngest daughter, Carrie, made the trip to Colorado and accompanied her to her home at Milton, where she has been most of the time. Three weeks ago she came to the home of her son Ray, to be near her family doctor, and passed peacefully away at 5:30 p.m. on May 16, 1923.

The living brothers and sisters are: John Hales III of Mt. Sterling; Thomas Hales of Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Josie Eller of Harvard, Nebraska; Mrs. Lizzie Burton, of Los Angeles, California. One sister Mrs. Sarah Peterson, of Aberdeen, South Dakota preceded her in death May 4, 1923.



Vol. 1. No.5. Contained some biographies of three brothers. The following is an update to one of these stories and also the story of the missing brother.



by Wayne B. Hales

At the age on 22 Charles Henry Hales met in Quincy, Illinois, Julia Ann Lockwood, age 15, and married her on October, 30, 1839. She was the daughter of Joseph Lockwood and Ann Gillett. Their subsequent residence and family growth are listed as follows:



Quincy, Illinois, 1839-1842, Eizabeth Ann

Nauvoo, Illinois, 1842-1845, Juliana Ardena, George Gillett

Garden Grove, Iowa, 1846-1852, Mary Isabella, Charles Henry, Joseph Lockwood

Salt Lake City, Utah, 1852-1853, John Taylor

Big Cottonwood, Utah, 1854-1858, Stephen Frederick, William Parley

Spanish Fork, Utah, 1858-1889, Maria Josephine, Jonathan Hyrum, Harriet Elizabeth


He later met and married Frances Brunyer, age 19, on April 18, 1857. She made her home in Spanish Fork, Utah and to them were born 13 children. All 25 of his children grew to adulthood and each had large families of their own.

Charles Henry Hales was a mason and builder by trade and practiced this vocation wherever he resided. Many of the public buildings in the Spanish Fork area were constructed by him. These included such buildings as the city hall, Ideal School Building and the Spanish Fork Coop building, still standing. Many of the homes in this city were built by him. He had a small farm in this area which occupied his time when building contracts were low.

He was public spirited community builder and served in many responsible positions in city, school, and church life – a few of his positions of responsibility are listed below:

– Spanish Fork District School Trustee – 10 years.

– Spanish Fork Councilman – several years

– Spanish Fork Coop – board member, vice president and president, and superintendent – many years in all

– Spanish Fork Choir – 35 years

– Spanish Fork Band – many years

He was a member of the armed forces that kept the Indians under control during the early days of the pioneer settlements. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life. His family grew up and became respected and honored citizens in the communities where they chose to build their homes. He died in Spanish Fork, Utah on July 1, 1889 at the age of 72 and was buried in the local cemetery.



Henry William Hales was the son of Stephen and Mary Ann Hales and was born on August 17, 1829 at Rainham, Kent, England. In the year 1832 his father and family emigrated to Canada. His father was a shoemaker by trade and he saw a better chance for raising his boys in Canada than in England.

In Canada his oldest brother Charles heard the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When he told his father and mother about it his mother said, "Charles, you are always getting into something," but they soon joined the church also. This was in the year 1837.

The following spring they started by team to join the Saints at Farr West. They stayed at Kirtland about three weeks to let the teams recruit, then continued their journey, arriving in the fall. They were subject to all the persecutions heaped on the Saints at that time. It was here Henry first saw the Prophet Joseph Smith when he was betrayed into the hands of the mob. They were expelled from the state of Missouri with the rest of the Saints and went to Quincy, Illinois and remained there till 1841.

They moved to Nauvoo where Henry heard the Prophet Joseph preach and prophesy and say, "Thus saith the Lord," and heard him say he had finished his work and had rolled the burden of the church onto the shoulders of the Twelve Apostles and they would have to round up their shoulders bear up the kingdom or they would be damned, for he had given them all the keys, power and authority he held to build up the kingdom and they had to do it. He had laid the foundation and they had to build it up. He saw the Prophet going to Carthage and heard him say he was going like a lamb to the slaughter, but he was as calm as a summer morning for he had a conscience void of offence toward God and all men and it would yet be said of him, he was murdered in cold blood. He saw the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum laying in their coffins and he knew they were men of God.

He received his endowments in the Nauvoo Temple and was ordained a Seventy on June 27, 1845. He was with the first to cross the Mississippi River to leave Nauvoo and to come west. He joined the camp at Sugar Creek in Iowa and continued on to Garden Grove and helped build the houses and fields for those of the saints that were not able to go on that season. Then he went back to Nauvoo to help his father start west. At Fort Madison he and his father took sick and his father died. He was just getting around when the mob made war on the saints that were left. They went that fall to Garden Grove. During the winter he worked at Fort Madison. The next year he returned to Garden Grove to take care of the families stock and remained there until 1850. Meanwhile his mother married William Thompson. He married Eliza Ann Ewing on May 19th. In the spring of 1851 they started for Salt Lake City. His mother rode in his wagon because it was easier riding, but she died near Council Bluffs and was buried at the Ancient Bluffs ruins.

They arrived at Salt Lake City about September 21st. He built a house at Little Cottonwood. In the spring of 1853 they moved to Cedar Valley. During the Indian trouble he helped build two forts.

He witnessed the grasshopper war when flour could not be bought for money at any price. January 11, 1859 he married Sarah Jane McKinney. In 1859 he went to Big Cottonwood. In 1861 they moved to Weber Valley and made a farm at Enterprise, Morgan County. He was First Counselor to Bishop Charles Peterson and a road commissioner and laid out most of the county roads.

During high water the Weber River cut his farm in two and carried about ten acres of his best land away. He had six crops taken by the grasshoppers. Then the railroad took a strip cutting off the ditches that watered his land. So, in 1873 he sold out and moved back to Cedar Valley and rented a farm and stock ranch until 1876. Then they moved to Laketown, Millard County and homesteaded a quarter-section of land, farmed part of it, and raised stock and sheep until 1891 when he bought land in Deseret and built a home where he lived to the age of 79.

On May 22, 1887 he was ordained a High Priest at Fillmore and served as a counselor to Bishop Milton Moody and also to Frank Hinckley. He was the Presiding Elder at Lake Town. He was a Patriarch for many years.



The undersigned , a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a non-Profit Organization under the non-Profit Organization Law of California do hereby certify:

First: The name of the Organization shall be The Hales Genealogical Society.

Second: The place in this state where the principal office of the Society is to be located is the City of Bakersfield, Kern County.

Third: Said Society is organized exclusively for literary purposes, including, for such purposes, the assembling, preserving, and publication of genealogical and historical materials. The official periodical publication of the Society is the HALES Newsletter, which is published quarterly and contains genealogical research notes, extracts from historical records, and current events in furtherance of the purposes of the Society. Also including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

Fourth: Membership in the Society is open to all persons interested in genealogical and historical research.

Fifth: The names and addresses of the persons who are to be the initial Trustees of the Society are as follows:

/signatories to be determined/

Sixth: No part of the net earnings of the Society shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the Society shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Third hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the Society shall be the carrying on of Propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation, and the Society shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles this Society shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this Society.

Seventh: Upon the dissolution of the Society, the Board of Trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Society, dispose of all of the assets of the Society exclusively for the purposes of the Society in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law),

as the Board of Trustees shall determine. Any of such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Society is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this day of, 1972.



First: The number of trustees of the Society shall be at all times not less than two, and whenever for any reason the number is reduced to one, there shall be, and at any other time there may be, appointed one or more additional trustees. Appointments shall be made by the trustee or trustees for the time in office by written instruments signed and acknowledged. Any succeeding or additional trustee shall, upon his acceptance of the office by written instrument signed and acknowledged, have the same powers, rights and duties, and the same title to the trust estate jointly with the surviving or remaining trustee or trustees as if originally appointed. Any trustee may by written instrument, signed and acknowledged, resign his office.

None of the trustees shall be required to furnish any bond or surety. None of them shall be responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any other of the trustees or of any predecessor or of a custodian, agent, depositary, or counsel selected with reasonable care.

The one or more trustees, whether original or successor, for the time being in office shall have full authority to act even though one or more vacancies may exist. A trustee may, by appropriate written instrument, delegate all or any part of his powers to another or others of the trustees for such periods and subject to such conditions as such delegating trustee may determine.

Second: These By-laws of the Society may be amended at any time or times by written instrument or instruments signed and sealed by the trustees, and acknowledged by any of the trustees, provided that no amendment shall authorize the trustees to conduct the affairs of this Society in any manner or for any purpose contrary to the purposes of the Society as stated in the Articles of Organization, Article Third. Any amendment of the provisions of this Article Second (or any amendment to it) shall be valid only if and to the extent that such amendment further restricts the trustees’ amending power. All instruments amending these By-laws shall be noted upon or kept attached to the executed original of these By-laws of the Society held by the trustees.

Third: The trustees may receive and accept property, whether real, personal, or mixed, by way of gift, bequest, or device, from any person, firm, trust, or corporation, to be held, administered, and disposed of in accordance with and pursuant to the provisions of these By-laws; but no gift, bequest or devise of any such property shall be received and accepted if it be conditioned or limited in such manner as shall require the disposition of the income or its principal to any person or organization other than a "charitable organization" or for other than "charitable purposes" within the meaning of such terms as defined in Article Fourth of these By-laws of the Society, or as shall, in the opinion of the trustees, jeopardize the Federal income tax exemption of the Society pursuant to section 5Ol(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as now in force or afterwards amended.


A. The principal and income of all property received and accepted by the trustees to be administered under the provisions of these By-laws of the Society shall be held in trust by them, and the trustees may make payments or distributions from income or principal, or both, to or for the use of such charitable organizations, within the meaning of that term as defined in paragraph C, on such amounts and for such purposes as the trustees shall from time to time select and determine; and the trustees may make payments or distributions from income or principal, or both, directly for such charitable purposes, within the meaning of that term as defined in paragraph D, in such amounts as the trustees shall from time to time select and determine without making use of any other charitable organization; provided however, that the trustees shall at least annually distribute such part of the current income or past accumulation of income as is necessary to avoid unreasonable accumulation of income within the meaning of section 5O4(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as now in force or afterwards amended. The trustees may also make payments or distributions of all or any part of the income or principal to states, territories, or possessions of the United States, any political subdivision of any of the foregoing, or to the United States or the District of Columbia but only for charitable purposes within the meaning of that term as defined in paragraph D. Income or principal derived from contributions by corporations shall be distributed by the trustees for use solely within the United States or its possessions. No part of the net earnings of this Society shall inure or be payable to or for the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

B. The Society shall continue forever unless the trustees terminate it and distribute all of the principal and income. which action may be taken by the trustees in their discretion at any time. On such termination, the assets of the Society, exclusively for the purposes of the Society. shall be disposed of in the manner defined in article Seventh of the Articles of Organization.

C. In these By-laws and any amendments to them, references to "charitable organizations" or "charitable organization" means corporations, trusts, funds, foundations, or community chests created or organized in the United States or in any of its possessions, whether under the laws of the United States, any state or territory, the District of Columbia, or any possession of the United States, organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures or is payable to or for the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, and no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and which do not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. It is intended that the organization described in the paragraph C shall be entitled to exemption from Federal income tax under section 5O1(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as now in force or afterwards amended.

D. In these By-laws and any amendments to them, the term "charitable purposes" shall be limited to and shall include only religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the meaning of those terms as used in section 5O1(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 but only such purposes as also constitute public charitable purposes under the law of trusts of the State of California.


Fifth: In extension and not in limitation of the common law and statutory powers of trustees and other powers granted in these By-laws, the trustees shall have the following discretionary powers:

(a) To invest and reinvest the principal and income of the Society in such property, real, personal, or mixed, and in such manner as they shall deem proper, and from time to time to change investments as they shall deem advisable; to invest in or retain any stocks, shares, bonds, notes, obligations, or personal or real property (including without limitation any interests in or obligations of any corporation, association, business trust, investment trust, common trust fund, or investment company) although some or all of the property so acquired or retained is of a kind or size which but for this express authority would not be considered proper and although all of the trust funds are invested in the securities of one company; provided, however, that the trustees shall not invest the property of the Society in such a manner as to violate section 5O4(a}(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as now in force or afterwards amended. No principal or income. however, shall be loaned, directly or indirectly, to any trustee or to anyone else, corporate or otherwise, who has at any time made a contribution to the Society, nor to anyone except on the basis of an adequate interest charge and with adequate security.

(b) To sell, lease, or exchange any personal, mixed, or real property, at public auction or by private contract, for such consideration and on such terms as to credit or otherwise, and to make such contracts and enter into such undertakings relating to the Society property, as they consider advisable, whether or not such leases or contracts may extend beyond the duration of the existence of the Society.

(c) To borrow money for such periods, at such rates of interest, and upon such terms as the trustees consider advisable, and as security for such loans to mortgage or pledge any real or personal property with or without power of sale: to acquire or hold any real or personal property, subject to any mortgage or pledge; and to assume any mortgage or pledge on or of property acquired or held by the Society.

(d) To execute and deliver deeds, assignments, transfers, mortgages, pledges, leases, covenants, contracts, promissory notes, releases, and other instruments, sealed or unsealed, incident to any transaction in which they engage.

(e) To vote, to give proxies, to participate in the reorganization, merger or consolidation of any concern, or in the sale, lease, disposition, or distribution of its assets; to join with other security holders in acting through a committee, depositary, voting trustees, or otherwise, and in the connection to delegate authority to such committee, depositary, or trustees and to deposit securities with them or transfer securities to them; to pay assessments levied on securities or to exercise subscription rights in respect of securities.

(f) To employ a bank or trust company as custodian of any funds or securities and to delegate to it such powers as they deem appropriate; to hold Society property without indication of fiduciary capacity but only in the name of a registered nominee, provided the trust property is at all times identified as such on the books of the Society; to keep any or all of the Society property or funds in any place or places in the United States of America; to make provision to pay reasonable compensation and expenses of all services employed in furtherance of the purposes of the Society.

Sixth: The trustees' powers are exercisable solely in a fiduciary capacity consistent with and in furtherance of the charitable purposes of these By-laws as specified in Article Fourth and not otherwise.

Seventh: In these By-laws and any amendments to them, references to "trustees" mean the one or more trustees, whether original or successor, for the time being in office.

Eighth: Any person may rely on a copy, certified by a notary public, of the executed original of these By-laws held by the trustees, and of any of the notations on it and writings attached to it, as fully as he might rely on the original documents themselves. Any such person may rely fully on any statements of fact certified by anyone who appears from such original documents or from such certified copy to be a trustee under the Articles of Organization. No one dealing with the trustees need inquire concerning the validity of anything the trustees purport to do. No one dealing with the trustees need see to the application of anything paid or transferred to or upon the order of the trustees or the Society.

Ninth: These By-laws are to be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of California.



The following are some more will extracts. I will publish them as fast as I can study them out. Since they are written in very old English script it takes some time to extract them accurately.

PRC 16/333 Edward Hales of Boughton Malherbe 1697. Wife named Executrix. John Hales of the Inner Temple and Nathaniell Grantham named overseers. Lands and manor of Chilston and Bowley and Borden to executrix. Bequeaths to daughter Elizabeth and to daughter Glanvill. To son Gore and his wife, to son Glanvill and his wife, to daughter Elizabeth, to his sister Hugessen.


PRC 16/305 Mathew Hales of Boxley 1681. Mathew Hales of Boxley, Yeoman. Bequeath to son John Hales of the Parish of Maidstone, husbandman, the property where said son now dwelleth, plus other lands in Maidstone. Bequeath to daughter in law, Anne Hales, wife of John Hales, should she outlive John. Bequeath to daughters, Elizabeth Bassork, wife of Stephen Bassork of Frittenden, Husbandman, and Mary Savorey, wife of Edward Savorey of Boxley, Husbandman, if no lawful children of John and Anne Hales. Edward Savorey named sole Executor.

PRC 31/175 John Hales of Maidstone 1705. John Hales of Maidstone, Yeoman. Bequeaths to children of his sister, the late Elizabeth Bassocke, widow. Bequeath to Anne his wife. Anne Hales, his wife, named sole Executrix.

PRC 31/199 Anne Hales of Maidstone 1729. Anne Hales of Maidstone, widow, bequeaths to her brother, Josias ffuller; to Anne ffuller his daughter; to her kinsman George ffuller; to the wife of George ffuller; to ffrancis ffuller of Maidstone, husbandman, her kinsman; to Mary ffuller, wife of ffrancis ffuller; ffrancis ffuller named sole executor.



Active Members

Duane Hales, 57 N. 600 East, Spanish Fork UT 84660

Harry Harmon Hales, 208 N. 600 East, Spanish Fork UT 84660

J. Donald Hales, 1505 Linda Vista, Pasadena CA 91103

Laura Hales Bramall, 615 N. 6th Ave., Sandpoint ID 83864

Lois Marie Hales McCulloch, 52 1/2 S. Center St., Rexburg ID 83440

Margaret Hales Bown, 15 Whitewood Road, White Plains NY 10603

Marty Hales Ellis, 3691 Thomas, Memphis TN 38127

Patricia Hales Mecham, 32 USU Trailers, Logan UT 84321

Robert F. Hales, 4928 Pearch, Lakewood CA 90712

William P. Hales, 251 W. 1st South, Kaysville UT 84037

John and Mary Alice Beck, 1006 Garfield, Sand Springs OK 74063

Gary B. B1ackburn, 5403-G Friendly Manor, Greensboro NC 27410


Contributing Members

Cleo Hales Davies, 517 So. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling IL 60090


Sustaining Members

Anona J. Hales, 1523 Seattle Hill Rd., Bothell WA 98011

Bernell W. Hales, 551 Panorama Dr., San Francisco CA 94131

Cleve N. Hales, 258 Rosewood Ave., Salt Lake City UT 84115

Florence Hales Bacon, 1430 Brown St., Martinez CA 94553

Forrest John Hales, 1490 N. Ivy, Coquille OR 97423

Harvey J. Hales, 3800 S. 39th St., Lincoln NE 68506

Loretta Hales Blankenship, 3549 Minto Ct., San Jose CA 95132

Minnie Hales, 4617 Garfield, Gary IN 46408

Melvin D. Hales, 1305 N. Hacienda, LaPuente CA 91744

Mrs. Henryetta Blackburn, 1941 Lariet Lane, Del City OK 73115

Bonnie Ellis Pryor, 4235 S. 3200 West, Granger UT 84119

Georgia G. Saunders, 2518 Reynolds Dr., Winston-Salem NC 27104



The following is a list of all the Parishes in Kent County and the dates that have been searched. The * preceding the name of the Parish indicates that HALES names were found in that parish within the times indicated.

Acrise 1594-1806


Addlngton Bapt. 1562-1812

Marr. 1568-1812

Bur. 1563-1812




Allington Bapt. 1630-1812

Marr. 1640-1803

Bur. 1633-1810


Ash (Rochester) Bapt. 1560-1812

Marr. 1562-1812

Bur. 1553-1812

*Ashford 1700-1732


*Aylesford 1653-1812

Badlesmere 1700-1732

Bapchild 1670-1730


*Barham 1558-1751

Barming Bapt. 1541-1611


Marr. 1624-1754

Bur. 1624-1754

*Beakesbourne 1558-1830


*Benenden 1558-1826

Berstead 1563-1812



*Bexley 1565-1812

Bicknor 1675-1725

*Bidborough Bapt. 1632-1837

Marr. 1701-1837

Bur. 1598-1837




Birling 1558-1812





Borden 1670-1730

Boughton Aluph 1670-1730

*Boughton Blean Bapt. 1558-1625


*Boughton Malherbe 1665-1839

Boughton Monchelsea

*Boxley Bapt. 1558-1850

Marr. 1558-1895

Bur. 1558-1874


*Brasted Bapt. 1557-1812

Marr. 1557-1752

Bur. 1557-1812

*Bredgar Bapt. 1675-1710

1720- 1763


Bredhurst Bapt. 1706-1809

Marr. 1706-1809

Bur. 1706-1791

??? 1695-1705

*Bredin 1700-1732







*Broomfield 1610-1812


Buckland-Faversham 1670-1730

Burham Bapt. 1627-1812

Marr. 1626-1812

Bur. 1627-1812



All Saints

*Christ Church Cathedral 1592-1702

Holy Cross

*St. Alphage 1592-1757

St. Andrew

*St. Dunstans 1559-1800

*St. George 1538-1800

St. Margaret

St. Martin

St. Mary Bredman

*St. Mary Magdalene 1559-1800

St. Mary, Northgate

St. Mildred

*St. Peter 1560-1800

*St. Paul 1562-1800


Capel le Ferne

*Chalk 1661-1812


Charlton (near Greenwich)

Charlton (near Dover)

*Charing 1662-1730

missing 1684-1686

*Chart Parva 1629

Chart Sutton 1653-1750

*Chartham Bapt. 1653-1715

Marr. 1653-1715

Bur. 1653-1678


*Chartham 1558-1740

*Chelsfield 1558-1812

*Chering 1590-1679


Chevening Bapt. 1561-1812

Marr. 1561-1812

Bur. 1568-1812

*Chiddingstone Bapt. 1558-1836

Marr. 1558-1837

Bur. 1558-1836

*Chilham Bapt. 1558-1840

Marr. 1558-1808

Bur. 1699-1836


*Chislet 1538-1707



Cobham Bapt. 1655-1812

Marr. 1676-1812

Bur. 1665-1812




Cranbrook 1559-1697

*Crayford 1558-1812

Crundale 1670-1730

*Cudham 1653-1812

*Cuxton 1560-1812

*Davington 1549-1812

*Darenth Bapt. 1678-1812

Marr. 1686-1812

Bur. 1678-1812





*St. Nicholas 1571-1812

St. Paul

Detling Bapt. 1675-1710

Ditton 1663-1812



St. James

St. Mary



*Eastchurch 1670-1730

Eastling 1670-1730



East Barming

East Farleigh Bapt. 1580-1723

Marr. 1580-1723

Bur. 1678-1812

Marr. 1754-1812

*East Mailing 1570-1812

East Peckham 1558-1812

East Wickham





Elmstone 1552-1812


*Egerton 1662-1753



Eynsford 1538-1812




*Faversham 1700-1732

Illegible 1712-1713

Illegible 1714-1715

Missing 1715-1717

Missing 1724-1731

Fawkham Bapt. 1568-1812

Marr. 1565-1755

Bur. 1568-1812

*Folkstone Bapt. 1635-1840

Bur. 1635-1840

Foots Cray Bapt. 1559-1812

Marr. 1559-1812

Bur. 1567-1811

Farningham 1589-1812


*Frindsbury 1669-1812

*Frinsted 1670-1763


Frittenden Bapt. 1696-1812

Marr. 1696-1812

Bur. 1678-1812

Graveney 1670-1730

*Gravesend 1547-1812


Gillingham Bapt. 1675-1710

*Godmersham 1600-1812

*Goodnestone-Faversham 1558-1880


Goudhurst 1558-1812

*Greenich, St. Alphage 1816-1838


Great Chart


*Hacklngton 1675-1780

*Hadlow 1558-1836

Halling Bapt. 1705-1812

Marr. 1705-1808

Bur. 1705-1812

Halstead 1561-1812

Halstow 1661-1730


*Harbledown 1557-1800

Hardres, Lower

Hardres, Upper

*Harrietsham 1538-1627


Hartlip 1670-1730



Hartley 1712-1814





*Hayes 1539-1812

Headcorne 1670-1730


Hernehill 1670-1730

Hever 1632-1836

*Higham 1653-1812

*High Halden 1695-1732

*High Halston 1653-1812

Hinxhill 1700-1732


Hollingbourne 1670-1730

Hoo, All Hallows

Hoo, St. Mary 1589-1812

Hoo, St. Werbergh


Hothfield 1670-1730

Horsmonden 1558-1812

*Horton Kirby 1648-1812


Hucking Bapt. 1675-1710


Hunton 1589-1812

*Hythe 1620


Ifield 1751-1812

*Ightham 1559-1812


*Iwade 1662-1730

*Kemsing 1561-1812

Kennington 1670-1730



Kingsdown 1670-1812


Kingston 1558-1812

Knockholt 1548-1812



Langdon, East

Langdon, West

Langley 1670-1730

Leaveland 1670-1730

*Lee, St. Margarets 1579-1754

*Leeds 1680-1705

Leigh 1560-1812

*Lenham 1663-1730

*Lewisham, St. Mary's 1558-1750

Leybourne 1560-1812

Leysdown 1670-1730

*Linstead 1670-1730

Linton 1662-1790

Missing 1640-1661


*Little Chart 1538-1813

Longfield Bapt. 1563-1812

Marr. 1558-1812

Bur. 1563-1812

*Loose Bapt. 1662-1770

Marr. 1662-1753

Bur. 1662-1770

Missing 1640-1661

Luddenham 1670-1730

Luddesdown 1681-1812

Lullingstone 1578-1812




*Lympne 1658


*Maidstone Marr. 1542-1754




*Maidstone (All Saints) 1542-1750

*Marden 1670-1730


Meopham Bapt. 1561-1812

Marr. 1575-1812

Bur. 1573-1812


*Mereworth 1559-1812

*Milsted 1600-1813


Milton Regis

Milton, Canterbury

*Minster, Sheppy 1670-1730

Minster, Thanet

Molash 1670-1730

Mongeham, Great


Monks Horton


Murston 1670-1730



Newenden Bapt. 1559-1812

Newington, Hythe

*Newington, Sittingbourne 1680-1830

Bapt. 1675-1680

Newnham 1670-1730

*Nettlestead Bapt. 1643-1770

Bapt. 1775-1812

Marr. 1640-1750

Marr. 1754-1812

Bur. 1640-1750

Bur. 1774-1812

*New Romney 1700-1732

*Nonington 1538-1727


North Cray 1538-1812

*Northfleet 1539-1812

Norton 1670-1730

Nurstead Bapt. 1561-1812

Marr. 1562-1806

Bur. 1561-1812

*Oare 1680-1730

Offham 1538-1812


Orpington 1560-1754


*Ospringe 1690-1730

*Otford 1630-1812

*Otham 1660-1750


*Otterden 1690-1732



Petham 1670-1730


*Pennshurst Bapt. 1558-1812

Marr. 1647-1812

Bur. 1558-1812

Plaxtol 1648-1812

Pluckley 1670-1730



Preston, Faversham 1700-1732

Preston, Wingham

*Queensborough 1670-1730

*Rainham 1612-1813


Ridley Bapt. 1626-1812

Marr. 1631-1812

Bur. 1635-1812





Cathedral 1657-1837

St. Margaret

St. Nicholas Bapt. 1675-1710

Bur. 1700-1724

Rodmersham 1590-1767



Romney, Old


Ryarsh 1550-1812

St. Laurence, Thanet

St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe

*St. Mary's Cray 1579-1812

St. Mary-in-the-Marsh

St. Nicholas-at-Wade

*St. Paul's Cray Bapt. 1579-1812

Marr. 1579-1837

Bur. 1579-1830

St. Peter, Thanet

*Saltwood 1563-1617


Sandridge 1562-1812

Sandwich, St. Clement

Sandwich, St. Peter

Sandwich, St. Mary

Seal Bapt. 1561-1845

Marr. 1561-1837

Bur. 1561-1845

Selling 1670-1730


*Sevenoaks 1559-1812




*Sheerness 1811

Sheldwich 1690-1732

Shipbourne 1560-1812

Shoreham 1558-1812

*Shorne 1538-1812



*Sittingbourne 1790-1800

Smarden 1680-1730




*Snodland 1559-1812

*Southfleet 1558-1812

*Speldhurst 1558-1836


Stalisfield 1670-1730



*Staplehurst 1596-1695

Marr. 1535-1812

Stansted Bapt. 1564-1812

Marr. 1602-1812

Bur. 1572-1812


*Stockbury 1615-1790


Stone, Dartford 1718-1812

Stone, Oxney







Sutton, Dover

*Sutton-at-Hone 1607-1812

Sutton Valence 1670-1730

Sutton East

Swalecliffe Bapt. 1558-1812

Marr. 1607-1812

Bur. 1607-1812

*Swanscombe 1559-1812


Temple Ewell

*Tenterden 1660-1730

Teynham 1660-1730

Teston 1538-1812

*Thanington 1579-1666

Throwley 1670-1730

*Thornham 1700-1721


Thurnham Bapt. 1675-1710


Tonge 1670-1730

*Tonnbridge 1547-1837

*Trottescliffe 1540-1812

*Tudeley 1663-1812

Tunbridge Wells,

King Charles

Holy Trinity

*Tunstall 1670-1730

Ulcombe 1680-1730



Upchurch 1680-1730




Warden 1670-1730


Wateringbury 1705-1812

Bapt. 1813-1844

Marr. 1813-1844

Bur. 1813-1847



Westwell 1670-1730

West Cliffe

West Farley

West Hythe

*West Malling 1698-1812

*West Peckham 1561-1812

West Wickham


*Whitstable Bapt. 1556-1731

Marr. 1558-1734

Bur. 1556-1743



*Wilmington 1684-1812


*Wittersham 1550-.1812

*Woodchurch 1630-1706

Gap 1645-1661

Missing 1640/41

Missing 1667/68

Missing 1697-98

Missing 1703/04

Bapt. 1773-1812

Woodnesborough 1670-1730



*Wormshill Bapt. 1675-1710





Wye 1670-1730

*Wymyngweld 1574-1812


*Yalding 1559-1812


Note: Those parishes that do not have dates following their name have not been searched as yet. If you would like to look for Hales names in Parish Registers, please look in those without dates and send me a copy of what you find.



At our Hales Family Reunions this year I feel the following items should be discussed. Please give them some thought so that we can move through them effectively and efficiently.

1. We should discuss the Articles of Organization and By-laws somewhat and make whatever suggestions to them as we deem appropriate. These Articles and By-laws should then be voted upon.

2. We should elect some officers and trustees for our Society. The officers to be elected should be for the following positions:


Vice President

Secretary, Treasurer


Family Representatives for each branch of the family.

At least 5 (five) trustees.

I feel that the reunions should be a form of nomination meeting and a place for each of us to voice our views and opinions about the HALES family organization. I will have a form prepared for the reunions to collect your thoughts and nominations. I will then organize these thoughts into a ballot to be published in the next Newsletter so that we might all vote on the items covered.

3. So that we might be together at the same time, I propose that the business meeting portion of our reunion be held at 2 p.m. on each reunion day. If you wish to take part in such a meeting please be there at that time.

4. We might consider electing a "Reunion Committee" so that the reunions each year might be better organized.

5. We might consider an entertainment committee for the reunions. This will give the members of our family an opportunity to perform for us and thereby help us to grow together.

6. I would appreciate your views on the HALES Newsletter such as to content, format, ideas for improvement, etc.

Please bring this Newsletter with you to the reunion so that you might refresh your memory about the items to be discussed. The remainder of this page is ruled so you may jot down your comments for additional items you wish to bring up for our review.