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

STEPDAUGHTERS: Isabella Hooper; Ann Collier.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL ' STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: became a leading figure in Baltimore
County and one of the largest landowners in that
county in the 1690s. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter, by 1683. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Baltimore County, 1696-
1697 (elected to the 6th session), 1697/98-1700
(Accounts 1, 2; Aggrievances 4), 1701-1704 (Ac-
counts 1-3), 1707 (elected to the 5th session); Up-
per House, 1709-1711 (appointed before the 2nd
session), 1712-1714, 1715, 1716-1718, 1719-
1721/22, 1722-1724, 1725-1727, 1728-1731,
1732-1734, 1734/35-1737 (president, 1, Cv, 2; did
not attend the 3rd session; died during the 4th
session). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES, justice,
Provincial Court, 1700-1707 (quorum, 1704-
1707); Council, 1709-1737 (president, 1733/34-
1737). LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, Baltimore County,
1691-1693/94; justice, Baltimore County, 1694-
1701; deputy commissary, Baltimore County,
1698/99. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, 1695.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: headed a household of 5 taxables with 1
slave, 1692; 6 taxables including 1 slave, 1695.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: over 2,000 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on Au-

gust 27, 1737. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£1,547.11.6 (including 26 slaves and books); FB,
£41.5.6. LAND: over 6,738 acres.

HALL, JOHN (1701-1774). BORN: in 1701 in St.
George's Parish, Baltimore County; third surviv-
ing son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: in St.
George's Parish, Baltimore County (later became
Harford County). FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
John Hall (ca. 1658-1737). MOTHER: Martha.
BROTHERS: John (1694/95-1701); Edward (1697-
1738); Aquila (1699-1728/29); and Parker (1707-
ca. 1756). SISTER: Sophia (1709/10-?). NEPHEW:
Aquila Hall (1727-1779). NIECES: Martha Hall,
who married Walter Tolley (?-1783); Blanche Hall,
who married John Beale Howard (by 1739-1799);
and Sophia White, who married Aquila Hall
(1727-1779). MARRIED in 1734 Hannah (1711-
1782), widow of Abraham Johns (?-1731), chirur-
geon, of Baltimore County; daughter of Roger
Matthews (ca. 1686-1741) and wife Mary Candi
(?-1718); stepdaughter of Elizabeth Garrett; niece
of John Carvile (ca. 1670-1709). Her brothers
were John (1714-?), who married Ann Maxwell;
Roger (1718-?). Her half brothers were James
(1727-?); Aquila (1733-?); Leven (1736-?); and
Bennett (1739-?). Her half sister was Emolia

(1729-by 1740). CHILDREN. SONS John Hall, Jr.
(1737-1770); Josiah (1739-1739); Aquila (1742-
1743); Benedict Edward Hall (ca. 1744-1822); and
Josias Carvil Hall (1746-1814). DAUGHTERS: Mar-
tha (1735-?), who married first, (first name un-
known) Giles, and second, John Ramsey (ca.
1742-1828); Mary (1740-?), who married Benja-
min Ramsey (1734-1808). WARDS: the sons of his
brother Aquila, John (1722-1768), who married
Cordelia Holland, and Aquila Hall (1727-1779).

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. George's Parish,
Baltimore County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent. OCCUPATIONAL PROFLE: planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,
Baltimore County, 1745, 1745/46-1748. LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Baltimore County, in office 1728-
1730; 1734-1735; 1746 (quorum) and 1747; sher-
iff, Baltimore County, 1730-1733, January-No-
vember 1735; St. George's Parish Vestry,
Baltimore County, in office 1730-1733, 1741-
1744, 1749-1752, 1754-1757; justice, Court of
Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, Baltimore
County, commissioned 1759, 1760, 1761, and
1763. MILITARY SERVICE: major, by 1737; colonel,
by 1743. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 5,265 acres in Baltimore County
(1,740 acres inherited from his father, 1737; 260
acres by marriage). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

purchased several small pieces of land in
Baltimore County in the 1750s and 1760s and
leased out lots in Joppa, Baltimore County, owned
by his wife before their marriage; assessed for
5,516 acres in Baltimore County in 1768; inherited
142 acres in Baltimore County from his son John
Hall, Jr. (1737-1770) in 1770; gave at least 923
acres in Baltimore County to his two daughters
and their husbands in 1770 and 1771. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED, will probated on May 11, 1774, in
Harford County. LAND: at least 4,462 acres in
Baltimore County (some of which had become
part of Harford County).

HALL, JOHN (1729-1797). BORN: on November
23, 1729, in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel
County; second son. NATIVE: third generation.
RESIDED: in St. Mary's County until ca. 1764; An-
napolis, Anne Arundel County, 1765; "Vineyard,"
Anne Arundel County, ca. 1788. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Henry Hall (1702/3-1756).
MOTHER: Martha Bateman (?-1734). STEPMOTHER:
Elizabeth Lansdale. BROTHERS: Henry I/all (1727-
1770); Benjamin (1732-?). STEPBROTHERS. Edward
(1735-?); Isaac (1737-?), who married in 1760

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