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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

William Hall Esq. & Elizabeth Tropnell

118816. William Hall Esq. & 118817. Elizabeth Tropnell   

~1483, William born in Bradford on Avon, Wilts., England, s/o 237632. Thomas Hall & 237633. Alice Norton.

~1485, Elizabeth born in Wiltshire, England, d/o 237634. Christopher Tropenell & 237635. Anne Carew.

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

Bef. 1515, William married Elizabeth: 1504-1515, “William Hall and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Christopher Tropenell, gentleman, and defendant. v. Anne, late the wife of the said Christopher.: Profits of divers manors, … : Wilts, Somerset, Dorset.” (S) UKNA.

1532, Bradford on Avon witnessed the barbaric spectacle of a public burning at the stake of one of its own. Thomas Tropnell, of Wiltshire, denied the doctrine of transubstantiation, the fact that the bread and wine taken at the eucharist literally were the body and blood of Christ, and was burned to death in the market place at the bottom of Market Street. [This Thomas is of unknown relation to Elizabeth.]

1542, John Leland wrote that William Hall lived “in a pretty stone house at the east end of the town” and that he was “a man of £100 lands by the year.”

1550, William died at Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.


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.

(S) Hall Family, (S) 1565 Visitation of Wiltshire. (S) Hist. of Wiltshire, V7, 1953, Bradford-on-Avon.

Family notes:

·         1492-1547, “Richard Laynham of Bristol, Gloucestershire, merchant, v William Hall of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire: pipes of oil driven on shore in the River Severn, seized by the defendant as wreckage in right of his manor of Portishead, Somerset.” (S) UKNA.

Child of William and Elizabeth: [4 sons, 2 daughters]

i. Thomas Hall (59408), born ~1505 in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England.

ii. Margaret Hall, born ? in England.

Margaret married Freeman Jarvis.

iii. Jane Hall, born ? in England.

Jane married John Gunter of Hullavington.

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