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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 66
                                                      
BRIEF NOTES ON THE HALES FAMILY. By the Rev R. Cox Hales  Continued

Hales, (who was aged eight years, one month, and twenty-eight days at his father's death,) and also three daughters, Christiana, Deborah, and Martha.
   This Edward Hales, who is generally called Edward Hales of Chilston, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Evelyn, of Lee Place, Godstone, M.P. for Bletchingley. By this marriage he had a son, Edward, and three daughters, Thomasine, Elizabeth, and Frances. Thomasine married Gerard Gore, Esq., of Tunstall, and an inscription to her memory may be seen in Tunstall Church. Edward, the only surviving son, died issueless, and then the line became extinct. His widowed mother, Elizabeth, and her three daughters all joined, 28 Jan. 1698, in a deed of sale whereby the estates were diverted from the family.
   I may note, in passing, that the branch of the Evelyns into which Edward Hales married, seems, like the Hales' to 

have dissipated their family property. The two families lived in great intimacy with each other; some of the children of Edward Hales and Elizabeth Evelyn were baptized at Godstone, as the registers shew; while only one son, Edward, was baptized at Boughton Malherbe. Sir John Evelyn, Knt., by his will, dated 20 April 1663, amongst other gifts, devises as follows:
   "To my good son-in-law, Edward Hayles (sic) of Boughton Malherb, in the county of Kent, Esquire, 40 for mourning for himself and wife." This I suppose was all he could afford. The money spent on elections, and the civil wars, had doubtless reduced his exchequer.
   The celebrated Evelyn, author of "Silva," appears to have visited Chilston in 1666. In his Diary (Bray's Edition) he says:

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