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Accession Processed in 1992

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Letters from family members, business associates and others. Important family members include Jane Hall, Henry Hall, Thomas Hall (b.1660?), Thomas Hall (b.1694), William Hall (b.1696), Thomas Hall (b.1725), Mary Hall (later Mary Barclay), Mary Hall (wife of Thomas Hall (b.1725), and William Hall (b.1749). Attorneys for the Hall Family included James Kerr, Cunningham and Cleland, and William Brown, while John Scott, George Ricketts, and George Stowe were employed as overseers. Minor correspondents include Thomas Hall (son of Henry Hall), John Krauss, David Dehany, and Jane Barnett. Mrs. Barnett's letter to Thomas Hall provides a particularly interesting account of her husband's death at sea during a storm and her efforts to control his estate. The materials are organized in chronological order with undated letters at the end of the series. Significant groups of letters include:
Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1721-1722: 7 letters, 10 pages. Thomas Hall had recently left Jamaica and wrote from England to his brother, William, who operated a sugar plantation in Jamaica. Thomas, who had recently suffered a crippling disability, appealed for funds citing the circumstances of poor relatives and his own needs. He married in 1721, had a daughter, Patience, in 1722 and lived in the Soho district of London.
William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1747-1751: 28 letters, 63 pages [includes 2 undated letters]. William Hall wrote from the Luana Estate and Spanish Town in Jamaica to his son, Thomas, who managed estates in St. James parish, Jamaica. William alternated his residence between Luana and Spanish Town, the island's political center and seat of the Assembly of which he was a member. William's letters deal with business affairs, the direction of sugar plantations and coordination of shipments of plantation products: sugar, rum, molasses, and mahogany lumber to England, the effect of rainy weather on the sugar harvest, news of small pox epidemics, the treatment and discipline of Negro slaves, local and international news, and family news. During this period William's financial affairs were increasingly in disarray and he became preoccupied with payment of debts and accounts. His health was sometimes poor due to age and gout.
William wrote about conditions in Jamaica prior to the appointment of Admiral Charles Knowles as Governor (1752-1756) of the island. Several letters mention the subject of slavery including the discipline of runaway slaves (1747 May 1), disobedience and refusal to work (1747 November 18), and the acquisition of new slaves (1748 April 12 and 1748 July 3). International events and their impact on Jamaica and the sugar economy are also discussed: the implications of the peace treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle between Great Britain, France, and Holland (1748 June 30) and the activities of the English fleet in the Caribbean (1747 November 18 and 1748 June 3). Jamaican politics are mentioned in several letters, including a scheme to redraw county divisions and elect county courts (1750 November 22), Hall's plans to send a list of bills before the Assembly (1751 October 12) and news of assembly and committee activities (1751 November 19).
Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1758-1760: 10 letters, 20 pages [includes 2 letters undated and written before her marriage to Barclay]. William Hall had died and his wife, Mary, had married Mr. Barclay. Thomas Hall moved to London and had given over management of his plantations to attorney Samuel Cleland. Mary wrote from Jamaica requesting news of the family, especially her grandchildren, and provided news of friends and the situation in Jamaica. She commented upon the treatment of slaves on Hall's plantations (1759 August 23), cautioned him not to turn his partner, Mr. Rusea, into an attorney by giving him too much power (1759 September 21) and gave an account of a slave rebellion and its leader "Simon" (1760 August 31) [see also George Ricketts to Thomas Hall, 1760 August 30].
Stephen Fuller to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1761-1763: 9 letters, 21 pages. Hall had left his wife and children in London and had returned to Jamaica to personally manage his estates in response to declining productivity. Stephen Fuller, his agent in London, wrote regarding international politics, the price of sugars and the health and well being of Hall's family. He warned of the threat of Spanish marauders in the Caribbean (1761 January 2), requested that Hall recommend a correspondent from the island of Martinico (1762 March 31) and conveyed news of the death of Mary Hall, his wife (1763 March 24).
Mary Hall to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1761: 6 letters, 12 pages [includes 2 undated letters]. Thomas Hall (b.1725) had left for Jamaica and his wife, Mary, wrote immediately upon his departure. In letters of a personal nature, she pleaded with him to abandon his plans and return to his family. She argued that increased profits did not justify leaving at a time when family members were sick.
Thomas Hall (b.1725) to Mary Hall, 1762-1763: 4 letters, 9 pages. Thomas Hall wrote to his wife, Mary, from Jamaica with news of the plantation, friends, and island affairs. He began by describing his passage from Madeira to Jamaica (1762 January 26) and then described the disorder and confusion on his estates (1762 February 20). Hall conveyed his concern over Jamaica's exposure to plunder and pillage at the hands of the Spanish (1762 February 20).
Thomas Hall (b.1725) to Charles Moore, 1767: 1 letter, 2 pages. Hall, returned to London, wrote to Charles Moore, a tutor who had been overseeing the education of his sons at home. Charles Moore to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1767-1768: 6 letters, 11 pages. Moore wrote offering to tutor Hall's sons at Eton, but pointed out that there is little he could accomplish without their "prudence and their own application" (1767 December 30). He reported on their progress and schedules at Eton and praised Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall for his application and promise. Finally, Moore made an unsuccessful bid for the hand of Hall's daughter in marriage (1768 May 8).
John Scott to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1767-1769: 7 letters, 14 pages. John Scott was the overseer on Hall's Tryall estate in St. James parish, Jamaica. He requested that Hall visit the plantation and asked that supplies be landed at Dunshole rather than Montego Bay, complaining that materials went to Irwin estate first and he often failed to receive all that was due (1767 April 27). Scott made recommendations on the production of rum and related news of the estate, including the natural increase of the "Negroe" slaves (1767 July 12). Scott planned to move to Philadelphia (1769 May 10), but had to delay his departure until the next spring (1768 May 18). In the same letter he suggested that the child of a white father and slave mother might be spared a life of bondage. Finally, Scott wrote from Philadelphia where he was having trouble selling his bonds because of the export ban on American manufactures to England (1769 September 25).
James Kerr to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1769-1772: 3 letters, 9 pages. Kerr wrote as a manager of Thomas Hall's Jamaican estates regarding matters of provisions, the purchase of new slaves, weather, and crops.
William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1769-1771: 5 letters, 14 pages. William Hall wrote from Jamaica to his father in London in an effort to convince him that his days of frivolity at Eton were over. He was eager to gain his father's favor and dreamt of taking over management of his father's estates (1771 February 1). William discussed his plans to build a house on a small tract of land bordering Worchester and Williamsfield (1771 March 28), his intention to purchase slaves and begin a substantial estate (1771 July 24).
William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall (b.1748?), 1775-1779: 5 letters, 26 pages. Thomas Hall has died (1772) and left his estates to his oldest son, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, who lived in London and managed his sugar plantations through an attorney in Jamaica, William Brown. Brown's letters reflect a high degree of involvement in sugar planning and processing in a climate of intensified production of high quality sugars. Brown discussed the completion of a new mill at Kirkpatrick Hall estate (possibly the aggregate of the Worchester and Williamsfield holdings), the schedule of planting, the need produce higher quality sugars by shifting labor from extensive planting to "cleaning" the crop already there, and the need to hire "Negroes" skilled in the trades, sawyers and carpenters, to build up the estate (1775 June 1). Hugh had changed merchant bankers from Stephen Fuller to Messiers. Sercold & Jackson.
Robert Kenyon to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, 1776: 2 letters, 6 pages. Robert Kenyon, Hugh's brother-in-law, inquired about future disposition of one of Hugh's horses (1776 24 April). Both men lived in England. In the second letter Kenyon expressed a desire to visit and see the children.
Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion, 1784-1785: 3 letters, 12 pages. The company of Cunningham and Cleland, attorneys in Jamaica, reported to John Kennion, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's agent in London, regarding the state of Hall's plantations. They described the financial accounts, provided news of crops and the ships that will carry sugar, and shipped turtles and limes. Also they mentioned the review of an overseer, especially his conduct toward the slaves (1784 12 February). Finally, they related news that William, Hugh's brother in Jamaica, had made a negotiation of his debts quite unfavorable to Hugh (1785 April 20).
George Lawrence to Thomas Hall (b.1758), 1810: 2 letters, 5 pages. George Lawrence, son of Thomas Hall's sister Mary, wrote Thomas in London with news of Williamsfield and the condition of the crops (1810 16 May). Lawrence had travelled to Jamaica to resolve estate accounts.
Box 1, Folder 1

Jane Hall to "Cosson" Hall 1709 July 31

 

Jane Hall to "Cosson" Hall, 1709 July 31

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Jane Hall to "Coz" [Thomas Hall?] 1710 March 14

 

Jane Hall to "Coz" [Thomas Hall?], 1710 March 14

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Henry Hall to Thomas Hall (b.1660?) [brother] 1711 February 1

 

Henry Hall to Thomas Hall (b.1660?) [brother], 1711 February 1

Box 1, Folder 4

William Blackmore to Thomas Hall (b.1660?) 1721 February 2

 

William Blackmore to Thomas Hall (b.1660?), 1721 February 2

Box 1, Folder 5

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696) 1721 July 24

 

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1721 July 24

Box 1, Folder 6

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696) 1721 October 4

 

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1721 October 4

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Thomas Hall (b. 1694) to William Hall (b.1696) 1721 December 2

 

Thomas Hall (b. 1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1721 December 2

Box 1, Folder 8

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696) 1722

 

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1722

Box 1, Folder 9

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696) 1722 April 30

 

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1722 April 30

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Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696) 1722 August 4

 

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1722 August 4

Box 1, Folder 11

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696) 1722 December 15

 

Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1722 December 15

Box 1, Folder 12

Thomas Hall, [son of Henry Hall and cousin to William Hall], to William Hall 1734 October 8

 

Thomas Hall, [son of Henry Hall and cousin to William Hall], to William Hall, 1734 October 8

Box 1, Folder 13

John George Krauss to William Hall (b.1696) 1734 November 26

 

John George Krauss to William Hall (b.1696), 1734 November 26

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William Hall (b.1696) to Mary Hall [wife] 1743 May 4

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Mary Hall [wife], 1743 May 4

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William Hall (b.1696) to David Dehany 1746 April 8

 

William Hall (b.1696) to David Dehany, 1746 April 8

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1747 May 1

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1747 May 1

Box 1, Folder 17

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1747 September 20

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1747 September 20

Box 1, Folder 18

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1747 November 18

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1747 November 18

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 March 24

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 March 24

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 April 12

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 April 12

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 April 19

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 April 19

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 April 24

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 April 24

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 April 25

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 April 25

Box 1, Folder 24

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 May 8

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 May 8

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 May 18

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 May 18

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 May 21

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 May 21

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 June 3

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 June 3

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 June 21, June 30

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 June 21, June 30

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1748 July 3

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1748 July 3

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1750 March 19

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1750 March 19

Box 1, Folder 31

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1750 March 20

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1750 March 20

Box 1, Folder 32

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1750 April 1

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1750 April 1

Box 1, Folder 33

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1750 October 2

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1750 October 2

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1750 November 22

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1750 November 22

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1751 July 25

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1751 July 25

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1750 July 29

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1750 July 29

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Molly Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1751 August 18

 

Molly Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1751 August 18

Box 1, Folder 38

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1751 August 18

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1751 August 18

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1751 October 12

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1751 October 12

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1751 November 7

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1751 November 7

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1751 November 19

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1751 November 19

Box 1, Folder 42

Charles Knowles to Thomas Hall (b.1725) circa 1754

General note

See also POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
 

Charles Knowles to Thomas Hall (b.1725), ca. 1754

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John Pownall to Hon. William Murray and Sir Richard Lloyd 1755 October 30

General note

See also POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
 

John Pownall to Hon. William Murray and Sir Richard Lloyd, 1755 October 30

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Charles Price [planter], et. al. to Thomas Hall 1756 May 18

General note

See also POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
 

Charles Price [planter], et. al. to Thomas Hall, 1756 May 18

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Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] and daughter 1758 September 3

 

Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] and daughter, 1758 September 3

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James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall 1758 November 9

 

James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall, 1758 November 9

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Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] 1759 March 29

 

Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son], 1759 March 29

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Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] 1759 June 8

 

Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son], 1759 June 8

Box 1, Folder 49

George Ricketts to Thomas Hall 1759 July 23

 

George Ricketts to Thomas Hall, 1759 July 23

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Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] 1759 August 23

 

Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son], 1759 August 23

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Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] 1759 September 21

 

Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son], 1759 September 21

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Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] 1759 October 28

 

Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son], 1759 October 28

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Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] 1760 March 13

 

Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son], 1760 March 13

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George Ricketts to Thomas Hall [son] 1760 August 30

 

George Ricketts to Thomas Hall [son], 1760 August 30

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Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] 1760 August 31

 

Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son], 1760 August 31

Box 1, Folder 56

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1761 January 2

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1761 January 2

Box 1, Folder 57

Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall 1761 October 24

 

Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall, 1761 October 24

Box 1, Folder 58

Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall 1761 October 30

 

Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall, 1761 October 30

Box 1, Folder 59

Mary Hall [daughter] to Thomas Hall 1761 November 4

 

Mary Hall [daughter] to Thomas Hall, 1761 November 4

Box 1, Folder 60

Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall 1761 November 11

 

Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall, 1761 November 11

Box 1, Folder 61

Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall 1761 November 17

 

Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall, 1761 November 17

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Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife] 1762 January 26

 

Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife], 1762 January 26

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Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife] 1762 February 20

 

Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife], 1762 February 20

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Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1762 March 31

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1762 March 31

Box 1, Folder 65

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1762 April 27

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1762 April 27

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Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1762 August 4

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1762 August 4

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Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1762 September 22

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1762 September 22

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Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife] 1762 October 14

 

Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife], 1762 October 14

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Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1762 November 29

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1762 November 29

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Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife] 1763 January 9

 

Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife], 1763 January 9

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Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1763 February 8

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1763 February 8

Box 1, Folder 72

Jane Barnett [friend] to Thomas Hall 1763 March 2

 

Jane Barnett [friend] to Thomas Hall, 1763 March 2

Box 1, Folder 73

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1763 March 14

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1763 March 14

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Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall 1763 March 24

 

Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall, 1763 March 24

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Hugh Millikin to Thomas Hall 1763 November 19

 

Hugh Millikin to Thomas Hall, 1763 November 19

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George Stowe? to Thomas Hall 1764 September 25

 

George Stowe[?] to Thomas Hall, 1764 September 25

Box 1, Folder 77

Thomas Hall to Charles Moore [tutor] 1767 January 3

 

Thomas Hall to Charles Moore [tutor], 1767 January 3

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John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall 1767 April 27

 

John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall, 1767 April 27

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John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall 1767 July 12

 

John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall, 1767 July 12

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Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall 1767 December 30

 

Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall, 1767 December 30

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John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall 1768 January 3

 

John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall, 1768 January 3

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Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall 1768 February 15

 

Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall, 1768 February 15

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Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall 1768 March 29

 

Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall, 1768 March 29

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Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall 1768 May 8

 

Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall, 1768 May 8

Box 2, Folder 6

Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall 1768 May 19

 

Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall, 1768 May 19

Box 2, Folder 7

Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall 1768 June 26

 

Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall, 1768 June 26

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John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall 1768 May 10

 

John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall, 1768 May 10

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John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall 1768 May 13

 

John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall, 1768 May 13

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John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall 1768 October 30

 

John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall, 1768 October 30

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John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall 1769 September 23

 

John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall, 1769 September 23

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James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall 1769 September 25

 

James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall, 1769 September 25

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James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall 1770 October 31

 

James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall, 1770 October 31

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William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1771 February 1

 

William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1771 February 1

Box 2, Folder 15

William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1771 March 28

 

William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1771 March 28

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William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1771 May 12

 

William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1771 May 12

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William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1771 July 24

 

William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1771 July 24

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William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) 1771 October 29

 

William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1771 October 29

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James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall 1772 September 15

 

James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall, 1772 September 15

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William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall 1775 July 3

 

William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, 1775 July 3

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Robert Kenyon to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall 1776 April 24

 

Robert Kenyon to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, 1776 April 24

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William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall 1776 June 1

 

William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, 1776 June 1

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Robert Kenyon to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall 1776 October 7

 

Robert Kenyon to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, 1776 October 7

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William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall 1777 February 5, March 15, March 31

 

William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, 1777 February 5, March 15, March 31

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Mr. Brown's answer to Mr. Hall's Letter in 1778 to Mr. K[eer] 1778

 

Mr. Brown's answer to Mr. Hall's Letter in 1778 to Mr. K[eer].., 1778

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William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall 1779 July 30

 

William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, 1779 July 30

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Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion 1784 May 13

 

Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion, 1784 May 13

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Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion 1785 February 12

 

Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion, 1785 February 12

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Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion 1785 April 20

 

Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion, 1785 April 20

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Robert Mackintosh to Robert Kenyon 1793 November 21

 

Robert Mackintosh to Robert Kenyon, 1793 November 21

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George Lawrence to Thomas Hall 1810 May 16

 

George Lawrence to Thomas Hall, 1810 May 16

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George Lawrence to Thomas Hall 1810 November 20

 

George Lawrence to Thomas Hall, 1810 November 20

Box 2, Folder 33

Thomas Hinckley to Thomas K. Hall 1820 March 28

 

Thomas Hinckley to Thomas K. Hall, 1820 March 28

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Frances Esdaile to John Hall 1830 October 8

 

Frances Esdaile to John Hall, 1830 October 8

Box 2, Folder 35

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) undated

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), between 1747 and 1751

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William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725) undated

 

William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), between 1747 and 1751

Box 2, Folder 37

Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall circa 1755

 

Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall, ca. 1755

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Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall undated

 

Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall, between 1755 and 1772

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Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall undated

 

Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall, between 1755 and 1772

Box 2, Folder 40

Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall undated

 

Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall, between 1755 and 1772

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Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [Mrs. Lawrence] undated

 

Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [Mrs. Lawrence], between 1755 and 1772

 

PLANTATION AND ESTATE DOCUMENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) PLANTATION AND ESTATE DOCUMENTS contains records related to the management of the sugar plantations of Irwin, Tryall, Kirkpatrick Hall, Johnshall, Worcester, Williamsfield and Hallhead estates and Stapleton Pen. The materials are arranged by individual estate. Bound items which provide data on several plantations are grouped in a separate subseries.
Significant among the documents are lists of slaves on individual plantations which were complied by attorneys for absentee owners, usually at the end of the year. Although the categories of data which were recorded vary across time, most record name, occupation, and condition. Many trace age and country of origin, while one list accounts for the yearly allowance of cloth for each slave. The increase and decrease of slaves was also often recorded, including birth and death dates; name of mother and child; name of deceased; and cause of death. Doctor's bills and accompanying receipts for payment located in the Hallhead subseries provide additional information on the general health and condition of slaves.
Extant slave lists for Hallhead estate appear for the years 1792, 1810, and 1818-1820. Lists for Irwin, Tryall, and Kirkpatrick Hall estates and Stapleton Pen appear for the years 1782, 1819, 1821-1822, 1824, 1827-1828, and 1830.
Several documents provide information on cane fields under cultivation for the estate of Hallhead. Data on cultivation occurs in the 1793 account book, the 1811 "list," and the 1820 "list." Often included with lists of slaves were livestock accounts which reported the increase and decrease of stock.
The materials in the "Account ledgers" subseries as well as individual accounts located within the Irwin, Johnshall, and Tryall estate subseries provide a wealth of data on the operation of Thomas Hall's (b.1725) sugar plantations between 1756 and 1766. Generally, the ledgers balance accounts with individuals who managed Hall's plantations while he lived in London. Hall settled accounts with Joseph Manesly, Dehany and Bowen, John Rusea, Benjamin Heath, James Irving, Samuel Cleland, and John Scott. Of particular interest are the accounts for Johnshall estate which document cash paid out for goods and services.
 

Hallhead Estate

 

Account Book 1792-1793

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A list of slaves on Hallhead Estate 1793 January 1

 

A list of slaves on Hallhead Estate, 1793 January 1

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A list of the increase of slaves on Hallhead...Decrease of slaves 1792

 

A list of the increase of slaves on Hallhead...Decrease of slaves, 1792

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A list of stock on Hallhead Estate 1793 January 1

 

A list of stock on Hallhead Estate

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A list of Hallhead cane pieces 1793 January 1

 

A list of Hallhead cane pieces

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An account of sugar crop and Account rum crop 1792

 

An account of sugar crop and Account rum crop

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Hallhead Estate in account current with Jaques and Fisher 1792 March-December

 

Hallhead Estate in account current with Jaques and Fisher

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A list of balances due by Hallhead Plantation and also a List of debts due said Estate 1792 December 31

 

A list of balances due by Hallhead Plantation and also a List of debts due said Estate

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Increase of stock 1792

 

Increase of stock

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Decrease of stock 1792

 

Decrease of stock, 1792

Box 2, Folder 43

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves and receipt for payment 1802 February 10

 

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves and receipt for payment, 1802 February 10

Box 2, Folder 44

Receipt for the purchase of slaves 1807 January 13

 

Receipt for the purchase of slaves, 1807 January 13

Box 2, Folder 45

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves and receipt for payment 1807 August 11

 

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves and receipt for payment, 1807 August 11

Box 2, Folder 46

Receipt for the purchase of slaves 1807 October 21

 

Receipt for the purchase of slaves, 1807 October 21

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A list of slaves on Hallhead Estate 1811 January 1

 

A list of slaves on Hallhead Estate, 1811 January 1

Box 2, Folder 48

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves 1816

 

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves, 1816

Box 2, Folder 49

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves 1817

 

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves, 1817

Box 2, Folder 50

General tax bill 1817

 

General tax bill, 1817

Box 2, Folder 51

List of slaves on Hallhead Estate 1818 December 31

 

List of slaves on Hallhead Estate, 1818 December 31

Box 2, Folder 52

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves 1819

 

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves, 1819

Box 2, Folder 53

General tax bill 1820

 

General tax bill, 1820

Box 2, Folder 54

List of slaves and cattle on Hall Head Estate...with the increase and decrease for the year 1819. Together with a list of cane peices [sic], their state and.. 1820 January 1

 

List of slaves and cattle on Hall Head Estate...with the increase and decrease for the year 1819. Together with a list of cane peices [sic], their state and.., 1820 January 1

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Account ledger of John Hall listing sales of sugar 1820-1821

 

Account ledger of John Hall listing sales of sugar

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Hall Head Estate Plantation to Charles Anderson [account ledger] 1821 March 8-December 31

 

Hall Head Estate Plantation to Charles Anderson [account ledger], 1821 March 8-December 31

Box 2, Folder 57

List of slaves on Hall Head Estate 1821 January 1

 

List of slaves on Hall Head Estate, 1821 January 1

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Increase and decrease of slaves on Hall Head Estate 1821

 

Increase and decrease of slaves on Hall Head Estate, 1821

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Hall Head Estate crop account for 1821 1822 March 11

 

Hall Head Estate crop account for 1821, 1822 March 11

Box 2, Folder 60

General tax bill 1826

 

General tax bill, 1826

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Increase and decrease of apprentices on Hall Head Estate 1835

 

Increase and decrease of apprentices on Hall Head Estate, 1835

 

Irwin Estate

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Irwin Estate with John Rusea 1758-1759

 

Irwin Estate with John Rusea, 1758-1759

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Valuation of thirty eight Negroes the property of Mrs. Mary Lawrence on Irwin Estate to be sold to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall Esquire 1777 June 2

 

Valuation of thirty eight Negroes the property of Mrs. Mary Lawrence on Irwin Estate to be sold to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall Esquire, 1777 June 2

 

Johnshall Estate [Partnership estate with John Rusea]

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Johnshall account 1757-1758

 

Johnshall account, 1757-1758

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John Rusea with Johnshall Estate 1762-1763

 

John Rusea with Johnshall Estate, 1762-1763

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John Rusea - Johnshall Estate 1763-1764

 

John Rusea - Johnshall Estate, 1763-1764

 

Tryall Estate

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Account of James Hindlater with Tryall Estate 1758-1759

 

Account of James Hindlater with Tryall Estate, 1758-1759

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James Hindlater's account for Tryall Estate 1759

 

James Hindlater's account for Tryall Estate, 1759

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Estimation of Tryall Estate, including profit in time of war and peace undated

 

Estimation of Tryall Estate, including profit in time of war and peace, between 1758 and 1834

 

Documents for several estates

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A list of Negroes on Irwin Estate as taken by Messrs. Robert Kenyon and John Kennion Attornies to Messrs. Kennion, Caldwell & Smythe Trustees of H.K. Hall, Esq. 1782 September 1

General note

Includes date for Kirkpatrick Hall Estate and Tryall Estate and a Recapitulation of the Property of H.K. Hall Esq. in Jamaica from the foregoing estimation.
 

A list of Negroes on Irwin Estate as taken by Messrs. Robert Kenyon and John Kennion Attornies to Messrs. Kennion, Caldwell & Smythe Trustees of H.K. Hall, Esq., 1782 September 1

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A return of slaves in the parish of Saint James, the property of Thomas K. Hall Esq. 1820 January 1

General note

Includes Irwin, Tryall, Kirkpatrick Hall, and Stapleton Pen.
 

A return of slaves in the parish of Saint James, the property of Thomas K. Hall Esq., 1820 January 1

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Return of slaves on Irwin Estate 1821 December 28

General note

Includes Tryall, Kirkpatrick Hall, and Stapleton Pen.
 

Return of slaves on Irwin Estate, 1821 December 28

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A return of slaves, settled on the properties of Thomas K. Hall Esq. in the Parish of Saint James...on Irwin Estate 1822 December 28

General note

Includes Kirkpatrick Hall and Tryall Estates.
 

A return of slaves, settled on the properties of Thomas K. Hall Esq. in the Parish of Saint James...on Irwin Estate, 1822 December 28

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A return of slaves in the parish of Saint James the property of Thomas K. Hall Esq...on Irwin 1825 January 1

General note

Includes Tryall, Stapleton Pen, and Kirkpatrick Hall.
 

A return of slaves in the parish of Saint James the property of Thomas K. Hall Esq...on Irwin, 1825 January 1

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List of slaves upon Irwin Estate 1827 December 28

General note

Includes Tryall and Kirkpatrick Hall.
 

List of slaves upon Irwin Estate, 1827 December 28

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List of slaves upon Irwin Estate 1828 December 28

General note

Includes Kirkpatrick Hall, Tryall, and Stapleton Pen.
 

List of slaves upon Irwin Estate, 1828 December 28

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A list of slaves on Irwin Estate 1830 December 28

General note

Includes Kirkpatrick Hall and Tryall Estates.
 

A list of slaves on Irwin Estate, 1830 December 28

 

Account Ledgers

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Assignees of Dehany & Bowen in Account Curr.[ent] with Thomas Hall 1756

 

Assignees of Dehany & Bowen in Account Curr.[ent] with Thomas Hall, 1756

Box 3, Folder 8

Thomas Hall Esq. his Acco[unt] Curr.[ent] with Joseph Manesly 1756

 

Thomas Hall Esq. his Acco[unt] Curr.[ent] with Joseph Manesly, 1756

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Benjamin Heath with Thomas Hall 1757-1759

 

Benjamin Heath with Thomas Hall, 1757-1759

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Thomas Hall with John Rusea for the difference of the price of the Negroes put on by them on their Copartnership Estates and for the said In[terest] Rusea his promissory Note of 841.5 [pounds] 1757-1759

 

Thomas Hall with John Rusea for the difference of the price of the Negroes put on by them on their Copartnership Estates and for the said In[terest] Rusea his promissary Note of 841.5 [pounds], 1757-1759

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James Irving Esq. with Tho[mas] Hall Esq. 1759

 

James Irving Esq. with Tho[mas] Hall Esq, 1759

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Thomas Hall Esq. in Acco.[unt] With Samuel Cleland 1762-1763

 

Thomas Hall Esq. in Acco.[unt] With Samuel Cleland, 1762-1763

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Copartnership of Hall and Rusea unto John Rusea 1764-1765

 

Copartnership of Hall and Rusea unto John Rusea, 1764-1765

Box 3, Folder 14

Copartnership of Hall and Rusea unto John Rusea 1764-1766

 

Copartnership of Hall and Rusea unto John Rusea, 1764-1766

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Thomas Hall Esq. to John Scott 1765-1766

 

Thomas Hall Esq. to John Scott, 1765-1766

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General State of the Affairs of William Hall Esq. 1755-1782

 

General State of the Affairs of William Hall Esq, 1755-1782

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Mrs. Alice Kennion in Account Current with William and Tho.[mas] Bond 1790-1792

 

Mrs. Alice Kennion in Account Current with William and Tho.[mas] Bond, 1790-1792

 

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) LEGAL DOCUMENTS series is arranged into three subseries: A) Bonds, B) Cases with legal opinions, and C) Miscellaneous documents.
A) Bonds: Three documents which secure financial agreements between individuals. In the earliest bond, dated 1720, William Hall (b.1696) and an associate, James Campbel, borrowed four thousand pounds from his father and mother, Thomas (b.1660?) and Patience Hall. The copy of the bond between Thomas Hall (b.1725) and his father-in-law, David Dehany, sets forth the conditions by which Hall will use land bequeathed to his wife's children. Finally, the copy of the bond between Thomas Hall and Murdock MacLeod and George Lesslie relates to the rental of Kirkpatrick Pen, including Negroes and stock, in the parish of Westmoreland.
B) Cases with Legal Opinions: Family wills and the inheritance of property by Thomas Hall (b.1725) and his heirs. Typically, a copy of the will or argument was submitted to an attorney, who then penned his opinion on the copy. In 1747, William Hall sought to clarify the title to 120 acres of land in the parish of St. Elizabeth that his mother, Patience, bequeathed to her grandson, Thomas. William's request for opinions corresponds to the marriage of Thomas Hall to Mary Dehany. Other important cases include the inheritance of Hugh Kirkpatrick's estate by his daughter, Mary Hall [wife of William Hall] (1752 June 15), the inheritance of the estate of George Goodin by the children of Mary Dehany (1763 November 28) and a dispute over land bequeathed by Mary Hall to her grandson, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall ([after 1772]).
C) Miscellaneous Legal Documents: Letter of attorney from Thomas Hall to Samuel Cleland to grant land for life on Hall's property north of Montego Bay, St. James parish (1757 May 9). Also included is a document related to the sale of land at Toxteth Park near Liverpool, England for which John Kennion, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's agent in London, paid the taxes in 1785 (1783 February 24 and 1785). Of particular interest is the summary of the settlement made on the marriage of Thomas Newman and Eliza Anne Hall, Thomas Hall's (b.1758?) daughter (1817 December 27). The six-page document reflects a complexity of conditions and stipulations for marriage among the wealthy.
 

Bonds

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Jamaica. Know all men by these presents that James Campbel Esq and William Hall Planter both of the parrish of Westmoreland and Island aforesaid, are jointly and severally held and firmly Bound to Thomas Hall and Patience his wife 1720-1721

 

Jamaica. Know all men by these presents that James Campbel Esq and William Hall Planter both of the parrish of Westmoreland and Island aforesaid, are jointly and severally held and firmly Bound to Thomas Hall and Patience his wife.., 1720-1721

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Jamaica. Know all men by these presents that I David Dehany Senior of the Parish of Hanover and Island aforesaid am held and firmly bound unto Thomas Hall of the Parish of Saint James [copy] 1749

 

Jamaica. Know all men by these presents that I David Dehany Senior of the Parish of Hanover and Island aforesaid am held and firmly bound unto Thomas Hall of the Parish of Saint James... [copy], 1749

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Jamaica. Know all Men by these presents that We Murdock Macleod of the parish of Westmoreland in the county of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica Planter George Lesslie of the same place Planter Alexander McDonald of the said Parish of Westmoreland County and Island aforesaid Planter and John Williams of the same Place Esquire are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Hall [copy] 1765

 

Jamaica. Know all Men by these presents that We Murdock Macleod of the parish of Westmoreland in the county of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica Planter George Lesslie of the same place Planter Alexander McDonald of the said Parish of Westmoreland County and Island aforesaid Planter and John Williams of the same Place Esquire are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Hall... [copy], 1765

 

Cases with Legal Opinions

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Case involving the property of Patience Hall - Opinion by Richard Bookford 1747

General note

See also FAMILY DOCUMENTS - Wills, 1741 March 31.
 

Case involving the property of Patience Hall - Opinion by Richard Bookford, 1747

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Case involving the property of Patience Hall - Opinion by Andrew Arcedeckne 1747 August 1

 

Case involving the property of Patience Hall - Opinion by Andrew Arcedeckne, 1747 August 1

Box 3, Folder 23

Jamaica. Firth to Ray...File 1 fo: 222 [copy] 1672 October 3

 

Jamaica. Firth to Ray...File 1 fo: 222 [copy], 1672 October 3

Box 3, Folder 24

Legal opinion for an unidentified case - Opinion by Andrew Arcedeckne 1747 September 22

 

Legal opinion for an unidentified case - Opinion by Andrew Arcedeckne, 1747 September 22

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Case involving the property of Patience Hall - Opinion by Robert Penny circa 1747

 

Case involving the property of Patience Hall - Opinion by Robert Penny, ca. 1747

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Jamaica. Frith William to Thomas Hall... lib 17 fol 204 [copy] 1685 July 17

 

Jamaica. Frith William to Thomas Hall... lib 17 fol 204 [copy], 1685 July 17

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Hugh Kirkpatrick dies intestate leaving Mary Hall, his only child sole Heir - Opinion by John Burke 1752 May 9

 

Hugh Kirkpatrick dies intestate leaving Mary Hall, his only child sole Heir - Opinion by John Burke, 1752 May 9

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George Goodin late of the Island of Jamaica Esq. 1763 November 28

 

George Goodin late of the Island of Jamaica Esq., 1763 November 28

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Hugh Kirkpatrick of the Island of Jamaica Esquire [After 1772]

 

Hugh Kirkpatrick of the Island of Jamaica Esquire, [after 1772]

 

Miscellaneous

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Letter of attorney to grant land for life transferred from Thomas Hall to Samuel Cleland 1757 May 9

 

Letter of attorney to grant land for life transferred from Thomas Hall to Samuel Cleland, 1757 May 9

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To be sold by Auction. Conditions of sale of land at Toxteth Park near Liverpool 1783 February 24

 

To be sold by Auction. Conditions of sale of land at Toxteth Park near Liverpool, 1783 February 24

Box 3, Folder 32

Toxteth Park taxes 1785

 

Toxteth Park Taxes, 1785

Box 3, Folder 33

Epitome of the settlement made on the marriage of Thomas Newman Esq. with Miss Eliza Anne 1817 December 27

 

Epitome of the Settlement made on the Marriage of Thomas Newman Esq. with Miss Eliza Anne.., 1817 December 27

 

FAMILY DOCUMENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) FAMILY DOCUMENTS is arranged into four subseries: A) Genealogical Documents B) Military Commissions, C) Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire, and D) Wills. The materials relate to individual family members and are organized in chronological order.
A) Genealogical Documents: Birth and death dates for members of the Hall family, including Thomas Hall's (b.1660?) children (ca. 1719 and n.d.), William Hall's (b.1696) family (ca. 1726), Hugh Kirkpatrick's family (1746 May 28), Thomas Hall's (b.1725) children (1769 May 27), and Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's children (1797 June 7). Also included are drafts of kinship charts probably created by Irwin Barnett, and a bill for the funeral of Thomas Hall (b.1725), which lists such items as "six men in deep mourning to bear in the said coffin," "30 men with branches to light the funeral" and "beer for the men as usual."
B) Military Commissions: Elegant certificates complete with wax stamp and signed by the governor. They certify the appointment of Hugh Kirkpatrick to the rank of captain of a company and later captain of a troop of cavalry. Thomas Hall (b.1725) rose in rank from a lieutenant to a lieutenant colonel of the cavalry. Both men served in the parish of St. James.
C) Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire: Miscellaneous expenses incurred by Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall as sheriff of Staffordshire, England, between 1817 and 1820.
D) Wills: Documents related to Patience Hall; James Barclay, William Hall's widow, Mary's second husband; Frances Esdaile, Thomas Hall's (b.1758) wife's sister; and Robert Kenyon, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's wife's brother. See also Series 3, Subseries B) Cases with Legal Opinions.
 

Genealogical Documents

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Death dates of Thomas Hall's (b.1660?) children circa 1719

 

Death dates of Thomas Hall's (b.1660?) children, ca. 1719

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The heraldry of John Kirkpatrick from Nisbet's System of Heraldry 1722

 

The heraldry of John Kirkpatrick from Nisbet's System of Heraldry, 1722

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Data on William Hall's (b.1696) family circa 1726

 

Data on William Hall's (b.1696) family, ca. 1726

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Memoranda of the age of my family -- Hugh Kirkpatrick 1746 May 28

 

Memoranda of the age of my family -- Hugh Kirkpatrick, 1746 May 28

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Certificate of the ages of the children of Thomas Hall [b.1725] 1769 May 27

 

Certificate of the ages of the children of Thomas Hall [b.1725], 1769 May 27

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True copy of the Register Book of Baptism for Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall and Martha Hall 1797 June 7

 

True copy of the Register Book of Baptism for Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall and Martha Hall, 1797 June 7

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Birthday dates of Thomas Hall's (b.1660?) children undated

 

Birthday dates of Thomas Hall's (b.1660?) children, ca. 1708

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Funeral Bill of Thomas Hall Esq. 1772 November 10

 

Funeral Bill of Thomas Hall Esq, 1772 November 10

Box 3, Folder 45

Page from the New Testament book of Ephesians undated

 

Page from the New Testament book of Ephesians, between 1709 and 1892

 

Military Commissions

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Hugh Kirkpatrick appointed Captain of a company in the parish of St. James, Jamaica 1723 November 16

 

Hugh Kirkpatrick appointed Captain of a company in the parish of St. James, Jamaica, 1723 November 16

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Hugh Kirkpatrick appointed to be Captain of a troop of horses in St. James parish, Jamaica 1724 December 3

 

Hugh Kirkpatrick appointed to be Captain of a troop of horses in St. James parish, Jamaica, 1724 December 3

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Thomas Hall appointed to be lieutenant in Jamaica 1741 October 1

 

Thomas Hall appointed to be lieutenant in Jamaica, 1741 October 1

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Thomas Hall appointed to be Captain of a troop of horses in St. James parish, Jamaica 1752 December 23

 

Thomas Hall appointed to be Captain of a troop of horses in St. James parish, Jamaica, 1752 December 23

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Thomas Hall appointed to be Lieutenant Colonel of the Western division of Horse 1756 November 5

 

Thomas Hall appointed to be Lieutenant Colonel of the Western division of Horse, 1756 November 5

 

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Box 3, Folder 41

Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall Esq. Sheriff of Staffordshire 1817

 

Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall Esq Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1817

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The expenses out of pocket of suing the Patent passing the accounts and obtaining the Quietus paid by Collins and Keen, as follows.. 1817

 

The expenses out of pocket of suing the Patent passing the accounts and obtaining the Quietus paid by Collins and Keen, as follows.., 1817

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Account ledger 1817

 

Account ledger, 1817

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Receipt 1817 March 1

 

Receipt, 1817 March 1

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Receipt 1817 March 18

 

Receipt, 1817 March 18

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Receipt for lodging, etc. 1817 March 18

 

Receipt for lodging, etc, 1817 March 18

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Account of the high Sherriff's servants from Thursday until Monday 1817 March 20

 

Account of the high Sherriffs Servants from Thursday until Monday, 1817 March 20

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Bill from William Bentley, Cock Inn, Stafford [printed document] 1817 July 29

 

Bill from William Bentley, Cock Inn, Stafford [printed document], 1817 July 29

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Receipt 1817 July 29

 

Receipt, 1817 July 29

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Receipt 1817 November 21

 

Receipt, 1817 November 21

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Received of Mr. Thomas Hinkley the sum of one pound and twelve shillings for Men of Javelin. Men's Lodgings at the White Hart Inn, Stafford at the Lent and Summer Assizes in 1817 1818 February 17

 

Received of Mr. Thomas Hinkley the sum of one pound and twelve shillings for Men of Javelin. Men's Lodgings at the White Hart Inn, Stafford at the Lent and Summer Assizes in 1817, 1818 February 17

 

Wills

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Jamaica. In the Name of God Amen I Patience Hall of the Parish of St. James and Island of Jamaica aforesaid Widow being Sick of Body but of Sound Mind and Memory 1741 March 31

 

Jamaica. In the Name of God Amen I Patience Hall of the Parish of St. James and Island of Jamaica aforesaid Widow being Sick of Body but of Sound Mind and Memory.., 1741 March 31

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I James Barclay of the parish of Westmoreland in the Island of Jamaica 1763 October 29

General note

See also CORRESPONDENCE -- George Stowe? to Thomas Hall, 1763 September 25.
 

I James Barclay of the parish of Westmoreland in the Island of Jamaica..., 1763 October 29

 

Frances Esdaile documents 1830-1840

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Abstract of the Will and Codicils of the late Mrs. Frances Esdaile widow 1830 February 5

 

Abstract of the Will and Codicils of the late Mrs. Frances Esdaile widow, 1830 February 5

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Stamp Office legacy receipt 1840

 

Stamp Office -- Legacy Receipt, 1840

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The late Mrs. Frances Esdaile, Statement of effects for probate undated

 

The late Mrs. Frances Esdaile - Statement of Effects for Probate, circa 1840

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Abstract of the Will of the late Mr. Robert Kenyon undated

 

Abstract of the Will of the late Mr. Robert Kenyon

 

POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS is arranged into two subseries: A) Documents related to Governor Charles Knowles, 1752-1756, and B) Miscellaneous.
A) Documents related to Governor Charles Knowles, 1752-1756: The Knowles materials provide documentation on the attempted removal of the capitol of Jamaica from Spanish Town to Kingston and the formation of the "Association" by a group of influential planters including William Dawkins, Rose Fuller, Richard Beckford, Edward Clarke, Thomas Fearon, senior, John Palmer, Hampson Nedham, Edward Manning, Henry Archbould, Philip Pinnock, and Charles Price. Included is a letterpress broadside reproducing Governor Knowles speech dissolving the Assembly on November 8, 1754 together with the declaration of the "Association." In The Association Develop'd, a printed tract, the anonymous author, Jamaicanius, disputes the declaration of the associates. A detailed enumeration of the complaints against Knowles can be found in the "Grievances" document. A copy of the report of July 3, 1755 signed by Lord Halifax, J. Grenville and T. Pelham to the Privy Council recommends against the removal of the capitol.
B) Miscellaneous: Includes a copy of a petition by slaves who request their freedom, witnessed by Charles Price; a political poem; a list of voters in the election of 1745 and a list of inhabitants taken in 1752; and a unique printed broadside which lists vessels lost or damaged in the hurricane of September 11, 1751. Finally, the "Account of Negroes and Cattle" provides data on the size of the slave population for each parish for the years 1734, 1740 and 1745.
 

Documents Related to Governor Charles Knowles

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To the R. Honble the Lords of the Committee of his Majesties most Honble Privy Council 1755 July 3

General note

See also CORRESPONDENCE -- John Pownall to William Murray, 1755 October 30.
 

To the R. Honble the Lords of the Committee of his Majesties most Honble Privy Council, 1755 July 3

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Notes of the House of Commons 1756 January 23

 

Notes of the House of Commons, 1756 January 23

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Notes of the House of Commons 1756 January 28

 

Notes of the House of Commons, 1756 January 28

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Grievances undated

 

Grievances, between 1752 and 1756

Oversize FB-226-45

To the Freeholders of Jamaica undated

 

To the Freeholders of Jamaica, between 1752 and 1756

Oversize FB-226-46

To the only true and recall Freeholders of the island of Jamaica the following Authentick Account undated

 

Undated: To the only true and recall Freeholders of the island of Jamaica the following Authentick Account.., between 1752 and 1756

 

Miscellaneous

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The humble Petition of the innocent disciples and sons of Christ (commonly called the Negro) [copy] 1748 May 9

 

The humble Petition of the innocent disciples and sons of Christ (commonly called the Negro.., 1748 May 9

Box 3, Folder 56

What of his knaves and fools of D. did write applied to our will fitt them just as right undated

 

What of his knaves and fools of D. did write Applied to our will fitt them just as right, between 1709 and 1892

Oversize FB-226-48

Poll of the St. James election 1745

 

Poll of the St. James Election, 1745

Oversize FB-226-49

Jamaica. Account of Negros and cattle in the said island as returned on the poll taxes in the years 1734, 1740, and 1745 [by parish] 1745

 

Jamaica. Account of Negros and Cattle in the said Island as returned on the Poll Taxes in the Years 1734, 1740, and 1745 [by parish], 1745

Oversize FB-226-50

Inhabitants of Parish of St. James 1752 January 1

 

Inhabitants of Parish of St. James, 1752 January 1

 

Accession Processed in 1995

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) CORRESPONDENCE: Arranged chronologically. The first group of letters contains 9 holograph letters (including shipping, banking, and commercial records) sent to Thomas K. Hall of Staffordshire, England between 1819 and 1822. The letters are from various agents and representatives situated in Italy who were associated with Mr. Hall's commissions of original paintings and copies of Old Master Paintings, in Rome (primarily) and elsewhere by the following artists: Luigi Duranti (1791-1857), a Roman painter (see letter dated 1819 March 25), Gaspare Gabrielli (ca. 1790-1833), an Italian painter, (see letter dated 1819 August 28), Peter Herzog (1794-1864), a Swiss painter (see letter dated 1822 January 26), Giovanni Marchi, a Veronese painter (see letter dated 1819 August 28), and Guiseppi Pisani (1757-1839), an Italian sculptor (see letter dated 1819 April 3). The correspondence offers insight into the trade in paintings between Italy and Britain during the period, as well as specific, detailed citation of the creation of certain copies of important Old Master paintings by leading Italian artists of the 19th century, the cost of these commissions with detailed explanations of payment, and the methods of transport from Leghorn to England. The second group from Lorenzo Hall contains letters written by English diplomat Lorenzo Hall to his uncle Thomas K. Hall. Lorenzo Hall's letters, dated between 1825-1842, are from numerous European cities and countries and contain extensive and detailed accounts of the places and peoples from his posts and travels.
Box 3, Folder 60

Mr. T.K. Hall - Compte avec la Banque Corlonia and C 1819 January - March

 

Mr. T.K. Hall - Compte avec la Banque Corlonia and C, 1819 January-March

Box 3, Folder 61

Messiers Torlonias to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall 1819 March 25

 

Messiers Torlonias to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall, 1819 March 25

Box 3, Folder 62

Letter to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall 1819 April 3

 

Letter to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall, 1819 April 3

Box 3, Folder 63

Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall 1819 May 1

 

Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall, 1819 May 1

Box 3, Folder 64

Account of Duty and Charges on a case marked MK by the Mercury 1819 June 16

 

Account of Duty and Charges on a case marked MK by the Mercury, 1819 June 16

Oversize FB-226-51

Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall 1819 November 6

 

Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall, 1819 November 6

Oversize FB-226-52

Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall 1819 August 28

 

Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall, 1819 August 28

Oversize FB-226-53

Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall 1820 October 14

 

Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall, 1820 October 14

Oversize FB-226-54

Louis Chievery to Mrs Hall 1822 January 26

 

Louis Chievery to Mrs. Hall, 1822 January 26

Oversize FB-226-55

Lorenzo Hall to John Hall 1825 May 3

 

Lorenzo Hall to John Hall, 1825 May 3

Oversize FB-226-56

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1830 December 20

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1830 December 20

Oversize FB-226-57

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1831 March 27

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1831 March 27

Oversize FB-226-58

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1831 May 14

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1831 May 14

Oversize FB-226-59

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1831 August 11

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1831 August 11

Oversize FB-226-60

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1834 July 21

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1834 July 21

Oversize FB-226-61

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1834 July 31

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1834 July 31

Oversize FB-226-62

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1834 August 19

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1834 August 19

Oversize FB-226-63

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1834 August 31

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1834 August 31

Oversize FB-226-64

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1842 March 6

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1842 March 6

Oversize FB-226-65

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas Hall 1842 March 26

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas Hall, 1842 March 26

Oversize FB-226-66

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1842 April 9

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1842 April 9

Oversize FB-226-67

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall 1842 April 25

 

Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall, 1842 April 25

Oversize FB-226-68

Sarah M. Hope to Thomas K. Hall 1842 August

 

Sarah M. Hope to Thomas K. Hall, 1842 August

 

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Eight 19th century 'trade cards', including one from a salesman of American locomotives in England and one card announcing a meeting for "Women and the Vote" from London dated March 21, 1889. This series also contains fragments of letters dated 1772-1810, one memoir fragment attributed to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall dated 1799-1804 and a receipt for the medical treatment of slaves on the Hallhead estate dated 1809.
Box 3, Folder 83

James Kerr to Thomas Hall [Fragment of a letter regarding Hallhead Estate] 1772 October 9

 

James Kerr to Thomas Hall. [Fragment of a letter regarding Hallhead Estate], 1772 October 9

Oversize FB-226-69

Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall, Memoir fragment (pp. 5-8) [North Midlands] 1799-1804

 

Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall, Memoir fragment (pp. 5-8) [North Midlands], 1799-1804

Box 3, Folder 85

Receipt for medical treatment of slaves at Hallhead Estate 1809

 

Receipt for medical treatment of slaves at Hallhead Estate, 1809

Box 3, Folder 86

Receipt for funds drawn against Hallhead Estate account 1810 July 24

 

Receipt for funds drawn against Hallhead Estate account, 1810 July 24

Box 3, Folder 87

Fragment of a bond between John Irving and Robert Kerr undated

 

Fragment of a bond between John Irving and Robert Kerr, between 1758-1772

Box 3, Folder 88

Trade cards

 

Trade cards, 1709-1892

 

COLLECTION MICROFILM

Box 4, Folder 1

Microfilm, Reel 1. [Box 1, Folders 1-79]

Box 4, Folder 2

Microfilm, Reel 2. [Box 2, Folders 1-60]

Box 4, Folder 3

Microfilm, Reel 3. [Box 2, Folder 61 - Box 3, Folder 29]

Box 4, Folder 4

Microfilm, Reel 4. [Box 3, Folders 30-88]