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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thomas Hall Esq. & Alice Bower

237632. Thomas Hall Esq. & 237633. Alice Bower   

~1455, Thomas born in Wilts., England, s/o 475264. Nicholas Hall & 475265. Margaret Besill.

~1465, Alice born in England, d/o §§William Bowyer of Wilton. (S) Wiltshire Arch. & NH Mag, Vs1-2, 1854, P271.

1478, Thomas’ father died.

10/7/1478, “…Thomas Hall, of Henton in the parish of Steeple Ashton in Wilts, gentleman …”. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1482, Thomas’ father died leaving Thomas’ brother Henry as heir. Henry had the family property in 1482, but he must have died soon after his father and Thomas became heir. [Supporting evidence is the fact that Henry is not named in the Herald’s visitation of 1565.]

Aft. 1482, Thomas became heir to his brother Henry and the properties of Bradford, Lye, Troll Parva, Slade, Ford, Wraxhall, Holt, Broughton, Marlborough, Okebourn Meysey, Wilts, Freshford, Iford, Mitford, Frome, Fleete, Widcombe, Portishead in Somerset.

~1483, Thomas married Alice Norton alias Bower.

[Undated] Thomas Hall, spouse of Alice Bower, daughter of William Norton of Wilton alias Bowyer, was summoned before the King’s Justices with reference to a debt of £100 owning to Sir John Turberville, Knight. He failed to make his appearance and was charged with something similar to "contempt of Court."  The penalty of “outlawry” soon followed. Thomas surrendered himself to justice, and for a time was an inmate of Fleet prison.

1483-85, Plaintiffs: Thomas Hall, merchant of the Staple of Calais. Defendants: Harry Cure. Subject: £65 in Flemish money given by complainant to Cure at Antwerp for £50 English to be paid to him by way of exchange. (S) UKNA.

1/25/1497, Thomas Hall, gentleman of Bradford co. Wilts, to Hugh Warham. Bond in 40 marks. Condition, that if Thomas appear before the king at that date and pay such sums as he owes to John Pierson clerk, or fix a date of payment for the same, this recognisance shall be avoided. (S) CCRs.

1504, "Royal Pardon and Revocation of Outlawry for Thomas Hall, lately of Bradford, Co. Wilts, Gentleman, now in the Fleet Prison." (S) Document found in the Hall during repairs.

1504-1515, “Humphrey Hall, gentleman. v. Thomas Hall, esquire: Detention of deeds relating to the manor of Troll.: Wilts.” (S) UKNA.

3/7/1515, Thomas Hall, gentleman of Fresford, Somerset, made his will. (S) UKNA.

1515, Thomas died at Bradford on Avon, co. Wilts. seized of Hall’s Manor of Bradford.

(S) Bradford-On-Avon: A History and Description, Jones, 1907. (S) Hist. of Wiltshire, V7, 1953, Bradford-on-Avon. (S) Visitation of Wiltshire, 1565.

Children of Thomas and Alice: [4 sons, 2 daughters]

i. William Hall (118816), born ~1483 in England.

ii. Alice Hall, born ? in England.

Alice married John Torney of Wolverton.

iii. Edith Hall, born ? in England.

Edith married Edmond Chatterton.

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