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Hallandal

Spelt "Hallandal" in most records.



Possible Scandinavian origin (maybe Norwegian)

Could Hallandal be immigrants from Norway (or somewhere in Scandinavia) to England?
  


Francis Hallandal

We begin with Francis Hallandal, stay maker, of Meard's Court, Soho, London, as at 1805.
He must be father of our Edwin Hallandal, stay maker, born in 1807 in Meard's Court, Soho, London.
But perhaps we would like more proof they are father and son. They could be uncle and nephew.
  

Francis Hallandal,
born 1757.
See entry in tree by Graham Hallandal.
See entry in tree by Kevin Brotherton.
He mar pre-1802 to Catharine ---- [or Catherine].
He was a "stay maker" (corset maker).
Lived at 12 Meard's Court, Soho, London.
Children bapt at St.Anne's, Soho, 1802 to 1810.
He is "Francis Hallender", stay maker, of 12 Meard's Court, Soho, listed in [Holden's Triennial Directory for 1805, 1806 and 1807]. Apparently published 1805.
"Francis Hallandal" and "Catharine Hallandal" witnessed son Henry's mar 1823. Francis appears to be illiterate.
He died 1834, age 77 yrs.
He was bur 26 July 1834, St. Pancras parish, London.
He is listed as "stay maker", deceased, at son Henry's 2nd mar 1842.
Francis and Catharine had issue:


  1. Henry Hallandal,
    born 9 Feb 1802 [baptism],
    born St Anne Soho parish, Westminster, London [1851 census],
    bapt 24 Mar 1802, St.Anne's, Soho, London.
    See bapt entry. From here. See copy.
    He worked as a "stay maker" (family trade).


  2. Frederick Hallandal,
    Frederick Daniel Hallandal, Freddy,
    born 27 May 1804, Westminster,
    bapt 22 Oct 1804, St.Anne's, Soho, London.
    See bapt entry. From here. See copy. From here.
    He worked as a "stay maker" (family trade).


  3. Eleanor Amy Hallandal,
    born 3 Dec 1810,
    bapt 24 Mar 1811, St.Anne's, Soho, London.
    See bapt entry. From here.


  


"Francis Hallender", stay maker, of 12 Meard's Court, Soho, London.
From here in [Holden's Triennial Directory for 1805, 1806 and 1807].
This is Francis Hallandal, of Meard's Court, Soho, London.
We know this is him because: Our Francis was a stay maker. "Hallandal" is a very rare name. There is no "Hallandal" in London in the entire directory. So "Francis Hallender" looks like him.
But the real proof is that Edwin Hallandal was born in 1807 in Meard's Court.



"Francis Hallandal" and "Catharine Hallandal" witnessing their son Henry's marriage in 1823.
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Edwin Hallandal

Edwin Hallandal must be son of Francis Hallandal above.
He is born where Francis lived, in Meard's Court, Soho. He is a "stay maker", the same profession.
But perhaps we would like just a bit more proof they are father and son. They could be uncle and nephew.
  

  
Possibly Edwin's siblings:


  


1851 census says Edwin Hallandal was born in what looks like "Meads Court, Soho".
When combined with the 1805 Directory this must be Meard's Court, Soho.
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Meard's Court, Soho, London

  
Meard's Court (now Meard St), Soho, London.
[Survey of London] says the W side was the original Meard's Court, and the E side was Dean's Court. They were joined together and the whole is now Meard St.
Francis Hallandal is listed at 12 Meard's Court in [Holden's Triennial Directory for 1805, 1806 and 1807]. Apparently published 1805.
Edwin Hallandal was born at Meard's Court in 1807.
[Survey of London] says no.12 was on N side of the W part. It does not survive.
See modern map.

  


Meard's Court, Soho.
From 1819 map.
The numbering is confusing. The W side was the original Meard's Court, and the E side was Dean's Court.
Even then, the W side has two numbering schemes. And while it has room for a no.12, we do not see a no.12 here.
Note St.Anne's church, Soho, nearby.



Royalty Mansions ("8-14" here) covers 8, 10, 12 and 14 Meard St, on the N side.
It was built in 1908.
This seems to be where the old no.12 was. It does not survive.
From 3D view. See street view.
See Royalty Mansions sales brochure, 2016. From here.


  

Abandoned idea: Mead's Court


  

Other Hallandal of London

Apart from the rare surname, the names "Henry" and "Alfred" suggest relation to our family.



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