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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lord Thomas Hall & Elizabeth Mervyn

59408. Lord Thomas Hall & 59409. Elizabeth Mervyn   

~1505, Thomas born in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England, s/o 118816. William Hall & 118817. Elizabeth Tropnell.

1505~, Elizabeth born in Fonthill, Wiltshire, England, d/o 118818. John Mervyn & 118819. Elizabeth Green.

4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

~1539, Thomas married Elizabeth.

1547-53, “Plaintiff: Robert Graunte. Defendant: Thomas Hall and others …: Forcible entry and seizure of money and deeds at Bradford (interrogatories and depositions) County: Wilts. (S) UKNA.

~1550, Modernised Freeholders: Anthony Rogers armiger payeth by the year of the hereditaments sometime Lancelot Lisle and 1 yard of ground … Thomas Hall esquire holdeth hi fee half a hide of ground and 2 mills in Bradford and payeth 75s … (S) Rental of Bradford Manor. Wilts thought to be drawn up by John Hall at the start of Elizabeth's reign, British Library Egerton MS. 3653.

1553-55, “Elizabeth, late the wife of William Hall of Bradford, esquire and George, Nicholas, Paul, and William Hall his sons v. Thomas Hall gentleman, his eldest son.: Execution of the will of the deceased including annuities payable out of messuages and land in West Lavington and Trowle (in Trowbridge or Bradford-on-Avon) …: Wilts.” (S) UKNA.

Af. 1557, Plaintiffs: Joan Longe widow. Defendants: Thomas Hall and John Hall. Subject: property in Bradford, Wiltshire. (S) UKNA.

9/12/1558, “Thos. Hall of Bradford, bound in £100 to John … held by demise of Wm. Hall, Esq., … signed by me Thos. Halle.”

11/28/1559, Plaintiffs: Elizabeth Hall, widow, …. Defendants: Thomas Hall, gent., son of William Hall of Bradford, Wiltshire. Subject of decree: Estate of William Hall, deceased, including 4 messuages and 400 acres of land in West Lavington and Trowle, Wiltshire, and legacies left by Hall. (S) UKNA. [This Elizabeth was also married to a “Thomas Hall”.]

6/17/1562, “Bond of Thos. Hall, in £1000, to Anthony Rogers, Esq.” (S) Bradford-on-Avon, Jones, 1907, PP147-250.

Bef. 1575, Thomas died at Bradford on Avon. (S) A 1575 lawsuit states, “Thomas Hall Esq. deceased is, and his ancestors have for a long time, been seized of water mills and other lands' in the manor of Bradford, held by the abbey of Shaftesbury.”

(S) Hist. of Wiltshire, V7, 1953, Bradford-on-Avon.

Child of John and Elizabeth: [3 sons, 3 daughters]

i. John Hall (29704), born ~1540 in England.