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Ellie This is our amazing granddaughter Ellie.

Ellie was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida is where the spine and spinal cord don't develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. This can cause a number of difficulties including weakness or paralysis of the legs. Many babies with Spina Bifida also develop Hydrocephalus which, as in Ellie's case, sometimes needs an operation to insert a tube that drains excess fluid from the brain.

Children like Ellie are supported by the Shine Charity who provide specialist advice and support for the children and their families. Shine relies on donations to do this essential work and, this year, Ellie's uncle Dave will be running in the London Marathon to raise money for Shine. Obviously, we realise that requesting complete strangers to donate money to the charity is a bit of an ask but, now that you've read this far, perhaps you would consider taking a little bit more of your time to make a small donation to this very worthy cause at Dave's JustGiving Page? Thank you!

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Historical References

"HALL. Local In Latin documents dc Aula. Waldeu de Aula witnessed a charter by Walter de Veteri Ponte a. 1200 (LSC., 44). John of the Hall was one of an inquest made at Berwick, 1302 (Bain, n, 1313), and c. 1311 Thomas dictus del Halle witnessed resignation by Adam de Dowane of his land of Grenryg in the barony of Lesmahagow (Kelso, 195). In 1325 mention is made of Thomas dictus de Auk (LCD., p. 237), and Andreas de Aula held land in Aynstrother c. 1330 (Dryburgh, 252). The first Hall of Fulbar in Renfrewshire was Thomas de Aula, surgeon, who for his faithful service obtained from Robert n a grant of land in the tenement of Staneley, barony of Renffrow, 1370 (RMS., i, 407, 540). The direct line of Hall of Fulbar ceased c. 1550. Richard de Aula was tenant in Garvald, 1376 (RHM., i, p. Iviii). Nichol del Hall was merchant of the duke of Albany, 1400 (Bain, iv, 570). William de Aula was chaplain to Alexander Hume of Dunglass, 1423 (HMC., 12. Rep., App. 8, p. 87), and another William de Hall held a land in Irvine, 1426 (Irvine, i, p. 130). John de Hall, witness in Glasgow, 1454 (LCD., p. 176), burgess there in 1456, and mentioned along with Nicholas de Aula, 1463 (REG., 380, 389). Allane of Hall in Sanchannvr was burgess of Prestwick, 1470 (Prestwick, 13), and in 1485 there is recorded an indenture between Robyne of Hall of the Fulbare and the Friars of Glasgow (LCD., p. 195). Henrie Hall in Perth was charged with participating in 'Idolatrus pastyme' in 1581 (Mill, Pious, p. 279). David Hall (c. 1714-1772), bom in Edinburgh, became partner with Benjamin Franklin in printing business. Hale 1485, Haw 1497. HALL AM. Probably a late introduction from England. Janet Hallam in the Carse of Twynholm, 1758 (Kirkcudbright). From Upper Hallam, a township in the old parish of Sheffield. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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