John Hall was born in England, exact place unknown, in about 1605. Jane Wollen was also born in an unknown location in England and her date of birth is unknown. We know nothing of their parents or siblings.
The ship Mayflower arrived and discharged its passengers at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620, the place of the first New England settlement. In 1630 the town of Boston was founded, providing an excellent harbor.
John Hall (1605-1676 & Jane Woolen ( - 1690)
John Hall lived in Boston, Arrival date unknown. He was a soldier in the Pequot War, May and June, 1637. He moved to New Haven, Connecticut before January 17, 1641 and eventually moved to Wallingford, Connecticut. In 1675 he was a selectman.
Jane lived with the family of William Wilkes of Boston probably came to America with them since he paid her fare and gave her L3 a year for her services in his family for 5 years. He promised her L10 as a gift when she married, but did not give it to her. John Hall obtained it from Mr. Wilkes estate through litigation.
The two were married before 1644 and had 9 children; John, Sarah, Richard, Samuel, Daniel, Thomas, Jonathan, David, and Mary.
John died in 1676 and Jane in 1690. John & Jane were my 8th great grandparents. See John Hall Pedigree Chart
It is interesting to note that back around 1300 there were several family members who were knights, ie Sir William Willelmo Bridgnorth De Hill. The spelling of the name was "Hill and the "De" indicated a French influence. Several of our ancestors were included in List of High Sheriffs of Somerset. A couple held the title, "Judge of the Kings Bench". But I need not remind you that all this and $1.75 can get you a cup of coffee these days.
Nathaniel Hall, son of John and Mary, was born in New Haven February 8, 1677. On May 11, 1699 he married Elizabeth Curtis who had been born in Wallingford, CT on September 11, 1680. For her family information see Curtis Family.
There were 10 children born between 1700 and 1720; Amos, Margaretta, Caleb, Moses, Mary, Nathaniel, James, Elizabeth, Desire, and Harmon.
Nothing else is known of this family other than Elizabeth died on September 30, 1735 and Nathaniel on August 16, 1757, both in Wallingford, CT.
Caleb Hall (1703-1767) & Ester Humphreville (1710-1812)
Calib Hall was born in Wallingford on January 3, 1703. On May 11, 1726 he married Esther Humphreville. She was born in New Haven on September 12, 1710, the daughter of Samuel and Experience Humphreville. Samuel was born in New Haven in 1666 and died in West Haven on May 30, 1748. His wife, Experience Pinion was born in West Haven in 1679 and died there on August 27, 1753. The parents of Samuel Humphreville, John (1641-1707) and Mary (1645- ?) had settled in West Haven. He is listed as being born but that is not sure. She is reported to have been born in Exter, Devon, England. Little is known of the parents of Experience Pinion, Thomas (1662-1710) and Mercy Mansfield (1662-1742) of New Haven. Their parents are a mystery.
Caleb and Esther lived in Wallingford, Ct. and had 14 children between 1727 and 1757. They were; Margaret, Esther, Caleb, Nathaniel, Moses, Lydia, Desire, Sarah, Margaret, Titus, Rhoda who died at 2, Jonah, Rhoda (again), and Lucretia.
Caleb died May 12, 1767 and Esther in 1812.
Lydia Hall (1738-?) & Philemon Doolittle (1738-?)
Lydia Hall, the 6th child of Caleb and Esther, married Philemon Doolittle. You can follow this family line with the Doolittle Family.
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