You have hit the jack pot.
Unfortunately, I have very little more information on Ann Hosford (my records also list her as Anne HOSFORTH), but I do have more on the HALL line she married into.
1. Robert Hall b. 1757-1772, Ireland,m. ___ 1791, in Inchiquin, County Cork, Ireland,Mary Davis, b. 1766-1774, Ireland,d. aft 1809.Robert died aft 1809.If Robert and Mary (Davis) Hall followed naming conventions when naming their children, then Robert's parents names would be William and Allis () Hall, and Robert's oldest brother's name would be Richard Hall.
The following summary was written by Wildflower Beatrice WEED who's mother was Celia Anne HALL. Wildflower (quite a name) wrote this in the 1940's and I transcribed it on December 28, 1989:
THE HALL FAMILY
In compiling this history of the HALL FAMILY I wish to give credit to Aunt Dora Hall Ripley who supplied the names and dates of birth of the children of ROBERT AND MARY HALL of INCHAQUIN IRELAND.I have
searched through the records at the Public Library in Boston, but can find no information of any HALLS preceeding [sic] them or of any who could be related to them in any way. This is probably because there
are no IRISH records there.
We have several HEROES in the Scott branch of the family. Edwin Gould Scott was killed in a gun explosion at Camp Fort Lewis, Washington [State], in the First World War. Walter Ellis Scott a Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Air Force died in a plane crash in the Second World War. Raymond Karl Scott, a Radio Operator was killed in action in the North Atlantic theater in the Second World War.
Twins have occurred several times during our history. Grandmother
Hall, i.e. Alicia Davis Hall and Elizabeth Hall were twins, but unfortunately Elizabeth died in infancy.
Jere Rusk Scott and Helen Isabel Scott McCall are twins, and we are
glad they both lived to maturity.
Jeanne Mahlmann Green and Joanne Mitchell Green are twins, and I
enjoyed immensely a Sunday afternoon last summer with them at the Old Swimming Hole. In fact, they, with their Auntie Melita are as good as any three ring circus.
Odd items: Alicia Davis Hall had the first and only piano in the city
of Quebec, and people came from miles around to hear her play. No wonder we have several musicians in the family. The reason there are
so few heirlooms in the family is because she was burned out twice.
The CREST of the HALL FAMILY, appearing above, is copied from a
silver spoon in the possession of AUNT DORA HALL RIPLEY.
Information is meager on the First Generation but Richard Hall, in
some of his letters, writes of visiting his favorite sister Kitty-Katherine. Some Hosforths are known to have gone to Australia and settle there. A Kate McDonnell is a descendent of one of them.
ADDENDUM BY JEFFREY M. BERNARD
The notes on the previous page were compiled by (418) Wildflower Beatrice Weed. As far as I can tell, these notes and the original genealogy were published around November or December of 1944. Any later dates in this publication have been added by myself with the help of several other people in the family.
I also have some additional data that comes from various family
letters. Extracts of these letters are as follows:
1) Dora Kate Ripley (Hall), (321 - HALL) to her neice Louisa Florence
Green (Mitchell), (416 - HALL):
Dear Loulie (Her nickname) -
Your letter just received. As you can see - 1792 is the first
date - though their father & mother's names are there and
residence - Inchiquin was evidently the family estate. My
father was called a gentleman farmer (Richard Hall) - there
were tenants on the estate and 4 generations lived there. For
years an income came from these and then the lawyer (presumably
the family's lawyer) died and his son - not like his father -
let it run out & tenants wouldn't pay rent & repairs ate up the
income etc. etc. Hope this will help you. Willie (William
Mitchell, 414 - HALL) was born 1869 so didn't know the date (I
presume this means that Dora did not know the exact date of
William's birth) you probably do - and the later data (meaning
that Louisa probably has the data on later generations) Ma & Pa
(Richard Hall, 17 - HALL, and Alicia Davis Hall, 211 - HALL)
were second cousins (I do not see how this is possible since
Richard appears to have married his brother William's daughter,
which would make them uncle and neice to each other. This is
somewhat of a mystery that I hope to be able to solve) so the
name was the same - you can eliminate what you don't want (of
the data Dora is providing Louisa). We are both well (I don't
know if she is referring to her husband or her son), Herbert
(Her son Herbert Grenville Ripley) coming up tomorrow from 3:30
till 9 - a year since he has been here - Sat & Sun busy days.
Can take Wed. afternoons, and a man coming up brings him. I
know your mother (Mary Jane Hall, 316 - HALL)wasn't born in
Oxford, but near Stanstead perhaps - Am scribbling this but of
course too (?) late for M'-'s birthday (?) (I have no idea what
this last sentence is all about).
Love Aunt Dora
Date Written: February 2, 1987
Date Printed: December 28, 1989
Hall Family Update History: 11/1944W. B. Weed
Origin of the surname Hall found at http://clanhuston.com/name/namee-h.htmhttp://clanhuston.com/name/namee-h.htm:
"Hall: English/German/Danish/Norwegian/Swedish Place name, derived from various words for "large house" including OE heall, and Old High German halla."
2. i William Hall b. 21 Sep 1792.
ii Eliza Hall b. 27 Jun 1794.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
iii Henry Hall b. 10 May 1796.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
iv Allis Hall b. 21 Sep 1798.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
v Katherine "Kitty" Hall b. 12 Mar 1802.Name: Kitty Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
vi Robert Hall b. 8 Jul 1804.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
3. vii Richard Hall b. 20 Sep 1806.
viii John Hall b. 8 Apr 1809.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
2. William Hall b. 21 Sep 1792, Inchiquin, County Cork, Ireland,m. bef 1817,Anne Hosforth, b. 5 Sep 1799,d. 25 Jan 1894.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history. Anne: Some Hosforths settled in Australia, with one descendant named Kate MacDonnell. See message file for Alicia Davis Hall.
Probate Records, Australia, extracted by Jeffrey M. Bernard, in Sydney, NSW, Australia, 16 Sep 1989:
"No. 17413Series 4Hosford, Ann MSurry Hillsd. 22-1-99
No. 7989Series 1Hosford, ThomasCoveburnd. 8-2-69"
4. i Alicia Davis (Twin) Hall b. 14 Nov 1817.
ii Elizabeth (Twin) Hall b. 14 Nov 1817,d. In Infancy.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
5. iii Robert Thomas "Tom" Hall.
iv Frederick Hall. Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history. 1871 Canada Census, C-10089, HA 741 C4 1871, Ascot, Sherbrooke County, PQ, (film at NEHGS), p. 45:
"138 158 Hall, Fred(h/k?) H.M 35 Q.[Quebec] Ch. of England English
", MaryF 34"""M
", Fredh H.M 43"""
", SarahF 11"""
", AlbertM 10"""
6. v William Miller Hall b. c1821.
3. Richard Hall b. 20 Sep 1806, Inchiquin, Clonpriest, Co. Cork, Ireland,m. 14 Jul 1836, in Cloinpriest, County Cork, Ireland,Alicia Davis (Twin) Hall, b. 14 Nov 1817, prob. Inchiquin, County Cork, Ireland,(daughter of William Hall and Anne Hosforth) d. 13 Dec 1902.Richard died 18 Feb 1872, prob. Orford, Richmond County, PQ,Imm.: 1836-1846, Inchiquin to Richmond County, PQ.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
Res.: Inchiquin, Clonpriest, County Cork, Ireland, 1806/1817 to 1836-1846,
(Based on Richard's P.O.B. and P.O.M.) Res.: Quebec City, P.Q., 1836-1846, (Based on Richard's P.O.M. and the P.O.B.
of his daughter Mary Jane Hall) Res.: Stanstead, P.Q., 1846-1851, (Based on the P.O.B. of Richard's daughters
Mary Jane Hall and Margaret Louise Hall) Res.: Brompton, P.Q., (Richard and Alicia Davis (Hall) Hall are "of Brompton"
in 1868 according to "Marriages in the District of St. Francis of the
Eastern Townships, Quebec, 1815-1879", p. 302, (which lists the marriage of
their daughter Mary Jane Hall and David Mitchell).
Immigration: [Note: I sent a letter to the National Archives of Canada asking what records they might have for passenger lists from England to P.E.I. in 1808, and they sent a 15 Nov 1995 letter that said the following:
"Dear Jeffrey Mitchell Bernard:
... Extensive searches both in Canada and in Great Britain have failed to locate comprehensive nominal lists of immigrants arriving in Canada prior to 1865. Only a few scattered lists, relating mainly to subsidized British emigration schemes, 1817-1831, have been found. A search of the partial nominal index to those records has failed to produce any reference to Samuel Green or Richard Hall.
I did however, locate a reference to the ship CLARENDON, which sailed from Hull, England to Prince Edward Island in August of 1808 (MG 11, Colonial Office 226, volume 23, page 104, reel B-1246). Unfortunately, a search of the passenger list for this voyage failed to produce any reference to persons surnamed Green. ..."
Richard Hall was called a "gentleman farmer". Four Hall generations lived on the family estate in Inchiquin, County Clare [sic, should be Cork], Ireland. The following is an extract from a letter written by Dora Kate Ripley (Hall):
"For years an income came from these and then the lawyer (presumably the
family's lawyer) died and his son - not like his father - let it run out
& tenants wouldn't pay rent & repairs ate up the income etc. etc."
Richard and Alicia were twice burned out of their homes. Alicia: Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
Imm.: (1636-1846) To Quebec City, PQ (between her marriage to Richard Hall in
1636 in Cloinpriest, Co. Cork, Ire., and the birth of their daughter MaryJane in Stanstead, PQ in 1846.
Moved: (1836-1846 to 1872) to Orford, Richmond Co., PQ where Richard Hall
Alicia graduate from McGill Normal School, Montreal, PQ
Alicia had the first piano in Quebec City
After Richard's death in 1872 Alicia spent winters in Boston (1872-1902), and would summer in Bromptonville, Quebec with Mary Jane Hall.
I have notes that indicate that Alicia Davis Hall possibly had a brother named Joe who went to Australia, and by an unknown wife had a daughter (or granddaughter?) named Kate who married a _____ MacDonald. Kate (Hall) MacDonal lived on 19 Gipp Street, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. See message file for Anne Hosforth.
i Robert Mann Hall b. 1 May 1837,m. 27 Jul 1887,Alicia Marks, b. 25 Dec 1839,d. 4 Jul 1891.Robert died 30 Jun 1914.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history. Henry followed his brother Richard E. Hall out west with his brother Robert Mann Hall a few years after Richard set out with his bride (somewhere around 1873 since Richard was married 27 Feb 1870). Res.: (1868), prob. Brompton, Richmond County, PQ, (ref.: The marriage record
of David Harrison Mitchell and Mary Jane Hall: Robert Mann Hall signed as a
ii Alice Hall b. 8 Jul 1838,d. 2 Apr 1914.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
iii William Edward Hall b. 8 May 1840,d. 9 Apr 1883.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
7. iv Richard E. Hall b. 8 May 1842.
v Anne Maria Elizabeth Hall b. 14 Nov 1843,d. 23 Nov 1932.Name: "Maria" Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history. "Maria" and her sister Lizzie Hudson Hall followed Henry and Robert Hall out west (who had in turn followed Richard E. Hall out west) and taught school. Maria then took up a homestead, sold her ranch and bought a home in Lincoln, Nebraska. Res.: (1868), prob. Brompton, Richmond County, PQ, (ref.: The marriage record
of David Harrison Mitchell and Mary Jane Hall: Anna Maria Elizabeth Hall
signed as a witness).
8. vi Mary Jane Hall b. 1 Apr 1846.
9. vii Celia Anne Hall b. 10 Jun 1849.
viii Margaret Louisa Hall b. 16 Aug 1851, Ascot, Sherbrooke County, PQ,m. 3 Apr 1872,Charles Franklin Miller, b. 4 Apr 1839,d. 16 Oct 1907.Margaret died 23 Oct 1937.Link: Wildflower Beatrice Weed family history.
10. ix Henry Joseph Hall b. 13 Mar 1854.
11. x Lizzie Hudson Hall b. 9 Oct 1857.
12. xi Dora Kate Hall b. 3 Apr 1862.
As for the Joseph Hosford HALL you mention, my family legend has it that he had a daughter who married a McDonnell. Hmmm.