John Hall

???? - 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for Hall Head estate in St Thomas-in-the-East Jamaica with Thomas Gordon as owners-in-fee.  The estate had reportedly been left to him, apparently subject to the life interest of Alice Kennion, by Alice Kennion's husband John Kennion of Liverpool (q.v.).

  1. John Hall is shown by The UC San Diego Special Collections as the son of Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's brother Thomas Hall [who was b. c 1758], and thus the cousin of Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall (q.v.). However, online genealogies show no such son of Thomas Hall. Instead, this was in fact John Hall the son of Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall and hence the brother of Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall and the nephew of Thomas Hall. In Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's will he left his estates in St James Jamaica to his son John Hall.

  2. The Will of John Hall of St Marylebone [made in 1835] was proved 25/04/1856. He left £2000 to his uncle Thomas Hall, and his estates at Newborough Staffs to 'my brother Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall of Holly Bush'. He left his estates in the Borough of Derby to John Bell Crompton of Derby, and his moiety in Hall Head estate and the right services of the apprentices on it to his nephew Lorenzo Kirkpatrick Hall. He left his residual estate including his share of slave compensation to his brother Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall and his nephew Lorenzo Kirkpatrick Hall.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East No. 511. Jamaica Almanac 1833 & 1838 show Hall Head owned by 'Gordon & Hall'.

  1. The Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records are at UC San Diego Special Collections [accessed 04/03/2012] and show the estate as Hallhead. The 'Historical Background' is unambiguous in identifying John Hall the owner of Hall Head in 1821 as the son of Thomas Hall (born c. 1758). However, John Hall, son of Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall and brother of Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall is shown as being admitted at Trinity Hall 1796, school Eton, living near Worcester and dying in 1856.

  2. PROB 11/2230/402.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£3,708 9s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1815 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Railway Investment
Great North of England; or Hurworth and York [18373]  
Railway Investment

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
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This is a relationship reconstructed by LBS: the UC San Diego Hall Papers guide shows John Hall the owner of Hall Head as the nephew of Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, but the evidence including the will of...
Testator → Legatee
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Probably also related by marriage: John Hall's brother had married John Bell Crompton's...
Other relatives
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Described as 'cousins' by the Colonial Journal in 1816, but there must have been a generation between...

Addresses (1)

St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Of St Marylebone when he made his will in 1835.