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John Hall

John Hall

Male 1610 - 1696  (86 years)

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  • Name John Hall 
    Born 27 Jun 1610  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jul 1696  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried On his farm near Dennis, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5823  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2008 

    Family Bethiah Farmer,   b. 1611, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1683, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1632  [2
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2022 
    Family ID F2836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Likely came to America aboard one of the Winthrop Fleet ships (a John hall on list, Anderson says migrated in 1630 in Great Migration begins)
      Will made 15 Jul 1694, Freeman, 14 may 1634

      The Great Migration Begins, Sketches; H
      HALL, JOHN [1630, Boston]
      ORIGIN: Unknown
      MIGRATION: 1630
      FIRST RESIDENCE: Boston
      REMOVES: Charlestown 1632, Barnstable 1640, Yarmouth by 1653
      CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admitted to Boston church as member #19, which would be in the fall of 1630 [BChR 13]; dismissed 14 October 1632 to participate in forming the new church at Charlestown [BChR 16]; on 2 November 1632 John and "Bethiah Haule" wereadmitted to Charlestown church as founding members [ChChR 7].
      FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 [MBCR 1:369].
      EDUCATION: His inventory included "books" valued at 12s.
      OFFICES: Barnstable constable, 1 June 1647 [PCR 2:115]. Yarmouth surveyor of highways,7 June 1653 [PCR 3:33]. Plymouth grand jury, 3 June 1657, 8 June 1664 [PCR 3:115, 4:61]. Coroner's jury on the death of Mary Chase of Yarmouth, October 1659,and on the death of "the child of Nicholas Nicarson," 30 October 1667 [PCR 3:172, 4:170].
      In Barnstable section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:193].
      ESTATE: On 10 January 1634/5 received four acres of planting ground at Charlestown [ChTR 12], and in a January 1635/6 list of those with four acres of planting ground [ChTR 15]. Allotted one-half share of haygroundin 1635, which was increased toa share and a half [ChTR 19, 20, 22]. Credited with two and a quarter cow commons in 1637 [ChTR 33], and on 30 December 1638 again with two and a quarter cow commons in the stinted common [ChTR 42]. Held five acres Mystic Side, 1637 [ChTR 27], andin the Mystic Side allotments of 23 April 1638 had parcels of five, twenty-five and five acres [ChTR 36].
      In the 1638 Charlestown land inventory "John Haule" held eight parcels of land: half an acre of ground with a dwelling house and garden; four acres arable land in LineField; two acres meadow in South Mead; two and a quarter milch cow commons; oneacre meadow in Mystic Marshes; five acres woodland in Mystic Field; five acreswoodland in Mystic Field; and twenty-eight acres of land in Water Field [ChBOP32-33].
      On 1 July 1672 there were recorded the "bounds of the land of John Hall Senior which he and his sons have possessed upwards of twenty years," all inYarmouth: fourteen acres "upon Nobscussett Necke"; fifteen acres of upland; and twelve acres ofmeadow [PCLR 3:233].
      In his will, dated 15 July 1694 and proved 25 August 1696, "John Hall senior of Yarmouth" directed that "all those several parcels and portions of land which I formerly gave to my sons shall stand and remain to them ... forever ... to my eldestson Samuel I give twenty acres"; to "my son John I give twenty acres"; to "my son Benjamin" fifteen acres; to "my son Elisha" twelve acres; "all which said parcels of land is now in the tenure and occupation of each of them"; to "my son John ...three acres more"; to "myson Elisha ... my parcel of marsh or meadow land lying above the little beach"; to "my son William and to my son Elisha ... my parcel of meadow and broken marsh lying below the little beach" equally divided between them;to "my said son Elisha my now dwelling house, outhousing, yards, orchard, together with all my lands and meadows whatsoever except such part or parcels as is herein before mentioned"; to "my sons John, Joseph, William, Nathaniel, Gershom, Benjaminand Elisha" residue of moveable estate equally divided; "my two sons John and Elisha"executors [MD 31:36, citing BarnPR 2:23].
      The inventory of John Hall was sworn 6 August 1696 and totalled Ð66 2s. 3d., including no real estate [BarnPR 2:24].

      BIRTH: By about 1611 (see COMMENTS below) and perhaps earlier.
      DEATH: Yarmouth 23 July 1696 [YarVR 129].
      MARRIAGE: By about 1636 Bethia _____; she is said to have died at Barnstable 1 February 1683[/4] [Brainerd Anc 141].
      CHILDREN:
      i SAMUEL, b. say 1636 (called eldest son in

  • Sources 
    1. [S92] Unknown.

    2. [S116] Unknown, Robert Charles Anderson.