Both his parents had been convicted for minor stealing offences and transported to New South Wales, where they met and married, moving to the Hunter Chfistie after receiving their tickets of leave.
In another incident, Hall and his gang bailed up Robinson's Hotel in Canowindra and held all the people of the town captive for three days. During the summer of —62, Hall's wife Biddy left with their young son Henry to live with a young stockman in Humbug Creek, near Lake Cowal.
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The prisoners were well treated and entertained, though the local constabulary was locked in his own cell. Ben Hall and several others were arrested in July, but once again the police ausrtalia unable to gain enough evidence to formally charge him.
Michael Connolly, who had ly given Hall assistance and protection, betrayed him to the police for a substantial reward. Inat the age of 19, Ben married Bridget Walsh — at Bathurst.
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He was buried in the NSW town of Forbes. Kitty, one of Bridget's sisters, was married to a Wheogo stockman named John Brown, but in she became the mistress of Frank Gardiner and eloped to Queensland; another Walsh sister Ellen married John Maguire.
He chrsitie released about the end of August. At dawn on 5 MayBen Hall was ambushed and shot by eight police. Soon after Hall began a disastrous association with the notorious bushranger Frank Christie, alias Gardiner.
Hall was identified as having been in the company of Cchristie during the robbery, and two other men, names unknown; however, the charge was esfort when one of the Crown witnesses changed his evidence. Estranged from his wife and young son, and with his property now gone to pay legal costs, Hall for several months drifted around the Weddin-Wheogo area, associating with numerous undesirable characters including John O'Meally, Johnny Gilbert, Patsy Daley amongst others.
On 7 AugustBen and Biddy as she was called had a son, whom they named Henry.
Hall's bushranging career soured after the gang killed a police sergeant during a robbery, and he was declared an outlaw. After several confrontations with the police, culminating in Inspector Pottinger's decision to burn down Hall's hut at Sandy Creek, Ben Hall gradually drifted into a life of crime. Shortly ib, on 15 JuneGardiner led a gang of eight men, including Ben Hall, in robbing the gold escort coach near Eugowra, New South Wales at what is now known as Escort Rock of more than pounds in gold and banknotes.