John Hall of Wallingford, Connecticut, was born in England about 1605. At a New Haven Court 9 Oct 1665, he declared himself to be above sixty years and requested to be freed from training, which request was granted. John died at Wallingford before 3 May 1676, when an inventory of his estate was made. His origins have not been determined. It is not logical to assume he was son of John Hall Sr of Hartford and Middletown, since he has another son John.
John Hall served in the Pequot War 1636/37. --
Oct 1698: "This court grants to Thomas Hall of Wallingford fiftie acrs of land in consideration of his fathers service in the Pequott warre, to be taken up where it may not preiudice any former grant."
John Hall was in Hartford, early enough to be a founder.
Feb 1639/40. "belonging to John Biddell ... One parcell on the East side of the Great River containinge by Estimation foure acr (more or less) ... which parcell was given to John Halls and sold by John Halls to Willm Spenser & sold by Willm Spenser unto the Sayd John Biddell.
This brings a question. If this John Hall was early in Hartford. Is it this John or the other on the Founders Monument?
Jeanne Woolen was his spouse. William Wilkes was in Boston in 1633, then in New Haven by 1639. He returned to England by 1644. Mr. Wilkes paid for the passage of Jeanne Woolen hiring her as a maid servant for a certain passage of time. He promised to pay her £10 if she served out the time. He never paid her. 6 July 1647, John Hall, husband of Jean Hall, informed the court of the fact and produced witness, including Bridget Wilkes, William's niece, to testify such, and asked for payment from Wilkes' estate. John returned to court a year later, 4 July 1648, with more witnesses. The court wanted to see the indenture and Goodwife Hall. The next month the indenture was read showing she was to serve five years and be paid £3 a year and her passage. The executor of Wilkes estate was ordered to pay Goodey Hall £10. Jane Woolen, the widow of John Hall, married John Cooper. John Hall died in 1676, so the marriage to John Cooper must have been after that.
1641: John Hall was present at a meeting where lots were cast for the East Meadows land." -- 17 1st month John Hall's Lot was on the bankeside and by west creek
1644: July 1st, 1644, Governor Eaton took the oath of 'fidelitie' and then gave it to others, among them John Hall."Also that year he executor of the will of John Owens.
"In 1648, John Hall was complained of for absence from a General Court. 'He said he had no warning, and went out in the morning, before the drum beate, and knew of no Court. William Holt was complained of for the like, and gave the same answer, for he was with John Hall. For both the Court passed it without fine.' "
In 1648 John Hall was one of the tenants of "oyster shell field." He and four others "desired to have their land on ye east side, betwixt the red rocke and Mr. Davenport's farm, and the Court ordered that it should be laid out together that they may plant."
2 March 1651/2 Christopher Todd passed over 4 acres of meadow on the great island in the east river to John Hall
May 1654 Henry Boutle entered an action of slander against John Hall who spoke of his as if he were a thief. John admitted to having said so having heard it from a third party. An additional issue caused the court to table the whole thing until the next court unless John and Boutle end their differences in the meantime.
22 May 1654 Francis Brown, John Hall and Thomas Morris appointed to view "Cannowes" This was revived and confirmed by the town 13 Jun 1667/8  as sealing canooes
1655/6 In the meeting house they had seats row 6 in ye seats on ye stile on both sides the door for him and she was in the 9th row (last) long seates. They were recorded again in feb 1661/2 He sat before Mr Rudderfords seat (on the side but right up front) and sister Hall sat in the long seate next the wall.
6 Mar 1659/60John and several others were owed money from the estate of Mr. Goodyeare and were given by the court whatever of left of the estate had not been sold 
1660s John served as fence viewer in the 1660's and appears in court in this capacity.  He would also become a land viewer, before someone took possession, to see if the parcel was suitable. 
1662, May 23. "John Hall was appointed to looke to the boyes that sitt neare him in ye meeting house to prvent disorders among them."
1655 Oct 9. John Hall was freed from training (militia duty), being then upwards of 60 years.
1 Oct 1666 Dissatisfied with the way corne was being ground and the waste this caused, John made a complaint and the town promised to look into it.
"In 1670, three of his sons, John, Samuel and Thomas, joined the company that settled Wallingford, and the father went also, at that time or soon after. His home lot, in the new town, was on the southeast corner of Main and Center Streets, opposite the site of the present Congregational Church."
In 1673 He was chosen constable (New Haven) but refused the office 
15 April 1675 Among those appointed to lay the grounds of the town's new Congregational church were John Hall Sr. and John Hall Jr.
"In 1675, John Hall Sr. was elected deacon of the church and selectman of the town -- the year before his death. It appears by the dates that he was one of the first deacons, elected the year it was decided to form a church.
Death and Probate
An inventory of John Hall's estate, was taken 3 May 1676 and ws valued at £189.5.5.
WILL "John Hall Senr. of Wallingford, his last will nucupative. Testimony of Mr. Samll Street, Samll Hall & Mary Hall saith, that about ye time Goodm Hall fell sick, they heard him say, and he said it to them, that he, doubted not of his wives love and care of his children & therefore would leave ye dispose of his whole estate to his wife not questioning but his children would be Satisffyed therewith." (recorded 14 June 1676. 
John Hall, baptized August 9, 1646, died September 2, 1721. He married December 6, 1666 to Mary Parker, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Potter) Parker.
Sarah (Hall) Johnson, baptised August 9, 1646, married December 11, 1664 to William Johnson
Samuel Hall, baptized May 21, 1648, died March 5, 1725. He married Hannah Walker, the daughter of John and Grace Walker of New Haven, in May 1668.
Thomas Hall, baptized in New Haven March 25, 1649, died in Wallingford September 17, 1711. He married on June 5, 1673, to Grace Watson, the daughter of Edward and Grace (Walker) Watson.
Jonathan Hall, born in New Haven on April 5, 1651; bpt 15 Apr 1651 at the New Haven first church; rem. to New London and married Hannah
David Hall, born March 18, 1652, died July 7, 1727. He married Sarah Rockwell on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1676.
Mary Hall, b. about 1654, d. 31 May 1718; who married Henry Cook Jr., Sep 1678 in Salem Massachusetts
The folllowing are sometimes named as children of this couple, but despite the similarity of surnames are independant New Haven families.
Daniel Hall, born about 1654, who married Mary Rutherford, daughter of Henry Rutherford, in New Haven in 1670, and died at Barbadoes, W.I., in 1675. Daniel was Irish.
Richard Hall, b. about 1655, who married Hannah Miles, daughter of John and Mary (Alsop) Miles, in 1699 and died in New Haven in 1726. Richard was the son of John & Elizabeth (Cornwall ) of Middletown.
↑ The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB393/i/12107/1989/235198030
↑ 29.029.129.2 Shepard, James. John Hall of Wallingford, Conn. p. 28; will 30-32 (Record Press, 1902)
↑ 30.030.130.230.3 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. (Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932). [pp 693-65]
Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven ([CD]Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981[originally]Rome, N.Y. and New Haven, Conn., 1922-1932), vol 5, p 1038. (Family of daughter Sarah m. William Johnson)
Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, vol 2, p 436. (Family of daughter Mary m. Henry Cook)
Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, vol 3, p 693. (Main Hall article)
U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 about John Hall
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about John Hall
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about John Hall
Millennium File about John Hall
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 This Ancestry conglomerate is actually Baldwin, C. C. (Charles Candee). The Baldwin genealogy from 1500 to 1881. (1881) at archive p. 843 Image attached.
Family Data Collection - Deaths about John Hall
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about John Hall
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