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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES HAL

the head of the South River, Anne Arundel
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £553.5.4
sterling, £4,239.17.10 current money, 2,161
pounds of tobacco (including 41 slaves, 1 servant,
and new goods in his store valued at £295.11.5
current money); FB, estate overpaid £308.1.6 ster-
ling, but with positive balances of £4,202.8.8 cur-
rent money and 2,161 pounds of tobacco. LAND:
2,218 acres in Anne Arundel and Prince George's
counties, plus 2 lots in Queen Anne, Prince
George's County.

HALL, HENRY (1727-1770). BORN: on May 27,
1727, in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel
County; eldest son. NATIVE: third generation. RE-
SIDED: in Anne Arundel County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Henry Hall (1702/3-1756).
MOTHER: Martha Bateman (?-1734). STEPMOTHER
Elizabeth Lansdale. BROTHERS: John Hall (1729-
1797); Benjamin (1732-?). HALF BROTHERS: Ed-
ward (1735-?); Isaac (1737-?), who married in
1760 Ruth, daughter of Mordecai Jacob (1714-
1771); Thomas Henry (1744-1788), who married
Barbara Bowie, who subsequently married Igna-
tius Taylor (?-1807); and William (1748-?). SISTER:
Mary (1724/25-?). HALF SISTERS: Elizabeth
(1739-?); Martha (1741-1747); Margaret (1746-?),
who married Col. Richard Harwood (1738-1826);
Mary (1752-1771); and Martha (1755-?). COUSIN:
Stephen West (1727-1790). MARRIED in 1748
Elizabeth (?-1789), daughter of Nicholas Watkins
(?-1770), of Anne Arundel County, planter, and
wife Margaret. Her brothers were John; Gassa-
way; Joseph; Thomas; and Jeremiah. Her sister
was Ann. CHILDREN. SONS: Maj. Henry (1751-?),
who married first, Margery Howard, and second,
Rachel Harwood; Nicholas, who married first,
Martha Hall Howard, and second, Ann Griffith;
William, who married in 1782 Martha Duckett;
and John Stephen, who married in 1788 Elizabeth
Boyd. DAUGHTERS: Martha (1755-?), who married
in 1770 Joseph Howard; Mary, who married in
1778 David Steuart; Margaret (?-1805); Anne,
who married first, Thomas Rutland, and second,
John Watkins; and Elizabeth, who married John
Watkins. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, All Hallow's
Parish, Anne Arundel County. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1764. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: merchant; land speculator. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE Lower House, Anne
Arundel County, 1762-1763 (Grievances 1, 2;
Bills of Credit 1, 2), 1765-1766 (Bills of Credit 2,
4; Elections 4; Public Offices 3, 4). LOCAL OF-
FICES: justice, Anne Arundel County, 1752-1770

(quorum, 1761-1770); justice, Court of Oyer and
Terminer and Gaol Delivery, Anne Arundel
County, commissioned 1764. MILITARY SERVICE:
major, period of service unknown. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 2,157

acres in Anne Arundel, Prince George's, and
Frederick counties (ca. 980 acres inherited from
his father, 1756), plus control of his younger
brother's 452-acre inheritance until 1764. SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: during the 1760s Hall patented
ca. 7,815 acres in Frederick County and ca. 163
acres in Anne Arundel County. He sold off the
land in Frederick County piecemeal, with several
sales still pending at the time of his death, and
mortgaged over 3,000 acres in Prince George's,
Frederick and Anne Arundel counties to his
brother John Hall (1729-1797) in 1764 and 1767.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on January 11, 1770, in
Anne Arundel County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £1,358.4.5 current money (including 6
slaves, 49.5 oz. plate, books, dry goods, and hard-
ware); FB, £105.10.1 current money. LAND. 7,605
acres in Anne Arundel, Prince George's, and
Frederick counties. He had already made con-
tracts to sell at least 1,000 acres in Prince George's
and Frederick counties, however, and directed in
his will that ca. 5,700 acres in Frederick County
should be sold to pay his debts and mortgages.

HALL, JOHN (ca. 1658-1737). BORN: ca. 1658 in
Anne Arundel County; only son. NATIVE: second
generation. RESIDED: in Anne Arundel County;
Baltimore County after 1682. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: John Hall (?-by 1660), who
immigrated in 1640. MOTHER: Mary (1632-1699),
daughter of William Parker (?-1673/74). She sub-
sequently married by 1661 Robert Paca (?-1681).
HALF BROTHER: Aqui la Paca (early 1670s-1721).
MARRIED first, Sarah (?-1693), widow of both
George Hooper and John Collier. Her brother was
Abraham Homan. MARRIED second, in 1693 Mar-
tha, widow of George Goldsmith (?-1692); daugh-
ter of Edward Beadle and wife Susannah. CHIL-
DREN. SONS: John (1694/95-1701); Edward (1697-
1738), a justice of Baltimore County from 1721 to
1732, who married in 1717 Avarilla, daughter of
John Carvile (ca. 1670-1709); Acquila (1699-
1728), who married Johanna, widow of James
Phillips (?-1720); John Hal! (1701-1774), who
married in 1734 Hannah Johns; and Parker (1707-
1756), a justice of Baltimore County from 1736/37
to 1751, who married Blanche, daughter of John
Carvile (ca. 1670-1709). DAUGHTER: Sophia
(1709/10-?), who married Col. Thomas White.

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