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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Clothier John Hall Esq. & Elizabeth Brune

14852. Clothier John Hall Esq. & 14853. Elizabeth Brune  

1572, Elizabeth born in Dorset, England, d/o 29706. Henry Brune & 29707. Elizabeth Martyn.

~1575, John born in Bradford on Avon, Wilts., England, 2nd s/o 29704. John Hall & 29705. Dorothy Rogers. [Bradford just within the western edge of Wiltshire about 8 miles southeast of the city of Bath in Somerset.]

John succeeded on the decease of his brother Thomas.

4/25/1581, John named in his maternal grandfather’s will: My will is that Dorothie my daughter shall have the use of ... bequeathe unto John Hall and Alice Hall her children during the natural life of the said Dorothie …

6/5/1592, John married Elizabeth in Puddletown, Dorset. [Date is of marriage agreement.]

1609, A devastating outbreak of plague occurred in Bradford on Avon, a cloth-making community. This may have been the cause of the death of several of their children.

1610, John, a Wiltshire clothier, the builder of Bradford Hall on Avon –described by Aubrey, as “the best built house for the quality of a gentleman in Wilts,” commonly termed the “Duke’s House” or “Kingston House”.

3/10/1617, “Indenture … John Hall, Esq. of Bradford, lets to … (Elizabeth, wife of John Hall), …”. (S) Bradford-on-Avon, Jones, 1907, P250.

4/29/1620, John bondsman for his daughter Elizabeth’s marriage.

6/14/1622, John bondsman for his daughter Mary’s marriage.

10/19/1630, John wrote his will at Bradford on Avon. Will of John [abstract]: In the name of god amen, the nineteenth day of October Anno Dom One Thousand six hundred thirty.  I John Hall of Bradford in the countie of Wilks and diocese of Sarum, Esquire, do make, ordaine and institute this my last will and testament … ITEM - I give towards the maintenance and reparation of the Cathedral Church of Sarum the some of tenne shillings. ITEM - I bequeath towards the like maintenance and reparation of the parish church of Bradford aforesaid the some of five pounds of lawful current money of England to be payd unto that end into the hands of the church warden of Bradford within three months next after my decease. … ITEM - I bequeath unto Elizabeth Hall my wife, in addition to that furniture that remaineth unto her in retayne of my lands  the Abbey house at Bath in the countie of Somerset and the use of my goods, chattel, implements, household stuff and furniture in the same household used therwith from the tyme of my decease for and during the tyme of her naturall life … ITEM - I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Cottrell … of my daughter Mary … the said hundred pounds shall bee paid unto Christopher Baylie gentleman her husband … my three daughters not yet married viz. Jane, Dorothie and Anne … unto my two sons John and William the yearly some and somes of fifteen pounds a piece … to bee the executor of this my last will and testament Thomas Hall my sonne and heir apparant who I will to satisfie discharge and pay all and every of myne owed proper debts and also all and every of those my legacies and bequeaths specified and expressed to be bequeathed in this my last will and testament.  … nominate my worthie good brother in law and loving friends John Brewin, Knight, William Eyre, Esquire, my kinsman, and John Awdry, Theophilus Clarke to be the overseers … Signed sealed acknowledged by John Hall Esquire and by him declared to bee his last will and testament in the presence of John Awdry, Senior, Christopher Bayly, Charles Taylor.

3/19/1631, John, of Bradford, Wiltshire, died.

7/8/1632, Inquisition take at Sarum, Wiltshire: Before the death of the said John Hall one John Hall , his father, was seised of the manor of Bradford … on the 5th of June, 34 Eliz., in consideration of £600 and of a marriage solemnized between the said John Hall … and Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Brewen, esq. assured all the said premises to the said Henry Berwen to the uses following … Dorthy Hall, wife of the said John Hall the father, for her life, … The John Hall, the father, and Dorothy, his wife, died 1st September, 18 James. … John Hall died at Bradford 19th March 6 Charles I ; Thomas Hall, esq. is his son and next heir by the said Elizabeth, and was then aged 28 years and more. The said Elizabeth still survives at Bradford.

7/12/1632, Elizabeth surviving. (S) John’s Post Mortem.

(S) Bradford on Avon: The Hall. (S) The Wiltshire Arhc. and Natur. Hist. Mag., 1859, P367. (S) Will of John Hall Bradford, Wiltshire. (S) John’s Post Mortem Inquisition.

Family notes:

Children of John and Elizabeth: [All children baptized at Holy Trinity Church, Bradford.]

[Sons William and John immigrated to Newport, RI after their father’s death.]

ii. Elizabeth Hall, born 1598 in Bradford, England.

4/29/1620, Elizabeth, aged 22, married John Cottrell, aged 27, s/o John of Wingfield of Long Ashton. Her father was bondsman.

iv. Sir Thomas Hall (7426), baptized 1600 in Bradford, England.

vi. Mary Hall, born 1604 in Bradford, England.

6/14/1622, Mary, aged 18, married Christopher Bayly of Wingfield, aged 23.

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