A Genealogical Enquiry from Victoria Australia
Hello, my name is Helen and I live in Victoria Australia, during the past 12 months that we have been in COVID lockdown off and on, I have taken the time to research my Ancestors in England. I am currently researching my “Hallett” family. I have been sent a copy of a newspaper article in the Hampshire Chronicle dated 12 January 1818. It appears to be a type of advertisement for a Dr James Hallett (who is my ancestor). I am currently trying to find out more information about him. In this advertisement he says that he can be consulted “at his house Emsworth, near Mr Tollervey’s mill”. I believe at this time he lived at No 8 Halfway-houses Portsea. I have just found and read an interesting story about Mr Tollervey and his mill.
I also believe that his sons Job, John & James Jnr worked with him as well in some of his dispensaries.
I would be most appreciative if you could direct me to where I might find any information on Dr James Hallett. I don’t believe he was a real Doctor, but more likely a druggist although he did call himself Doctor.
16th February 2021
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