His first name on his 1697 Patent is spelled INSTANCE. Transcribed records use variant spellings, Instant and Instance. According to JAMES HALL's will, INSTANCE was his son, and INSTANCE's son, James, was his grandson.
In April 1674, a land patent was issued on Land Grant 6 to his father, JAMES HALL for 302 acres 3 roods 12 perches [note: 1 rood equals 1/4 acre, 40 perches in a rood] on the Appomattox River in Charles City County, Virginia for transportation of five persons. The names of the persons although hard to read were Ja: Wagbroa, Robt. Warr [Wan], Cha: Stuard, Jo: [Ja:] Hall, Tho Hind, Saml Mayson. Above his patent is Thomas Batts patent on Land Grant 8 who transported 34 persons into the Colony. ROBERT BOWLING was one of the persons Batts brought. [Note: on the 1670 map image, the Appomattox River is just above Charles City County]
|James Hall 1674 Land Patent|
INSTANCE was due 215 acres of land in Charles City County, Virginia "by and for the transportation of five persons into this colony whose names are to be in the records mentioned under this patent..." which was granted by patent No. 9 on 20 October 1697. The land was on the South side of James River, beginning at a corner belonging to land of Mr. ROBERT BOWLING. The Patent shows the land also bounded on the South by West on JAMES HALL's land.
|1697 Land Patent for Instance Hall|
According to descendants, Instance married MARY WILSON. Considering the birth of first son in 1701, the marriage would have taken place by 1700. Based on the register of The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, the children of Instant Hall and Mary Hall are:
It should be noted in August of 1702 the General Assembly declared the lands of Charles City County on the south side of the river to be Prince George County. On the 1704 Rent Rolls for Prince George County, "Justance Hall" was charged for 614 acres. The rent roll also listed Isaac Hall with 450 acres.
Another Land Patent was issued to INSTANCE HALL of Prince George County on 2 June 1722 for 286 acres bounding on the land of Christopher Robinson. This Patent was noted on a later Land Patent issued to his son, JAMES HALL, in 1747. That 1747 patent noted: ...bounding on land ...granted unto INSTANCE HALL by Patent in 1722, and by him to his son, JAMES HALL, containing 150 acres.
The transcribed court records of Prince George County on Court held 11 Oct 1738, page 26, show MARY HALL, Petitioner, as mother of WILLIAM HALL, an infant. The Court held 14 Nov 1738, page 27, records "WILLIAM HALL, one of orphans of INSTANCE HALL, dec'd, came into court and chose his brother, JOHN HALL as his guardian. Abstracted deeds from these transcribed records show on page 72 a deed for land from WILLIAM HALL to JAMES HALL, "left to him by the will of his___INSTANCE HALL, dec'd..."  With these documents, it is known this Instant Hall did not die in 1750.
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On 16 Jul 2018 at 16:54 GMT Brenda (Breland) Breland Shaffer wrote:
Grantees of arms named in docquets and patents to the end of the seventeenth century : in the manuscripts preserved in the British museum, the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Queen's College, Oxford, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and elsewhere : alphabetically arranged by the late Joseph Foster and contained in the Additional ms. no. 37,147, in the British museum; by Foster, Joseph, 1844-1905; Rylands, W. Harry (William Harry), 1847-1922; 1915; Publisher London : [Publisher not identified]; citing page 110; https://archive.org/stream/granteesofarmsna661915#page/110/mode/2up;; accessed 16 July 2018
On 16 Jul 2018 at 16:46 GMT Brenda (Breland) Breland Shaffer wrote:
A Coat of Arms engraved on a Silver Snuff-box lost by Mr. THOMAS HALL of Prince George County, and advertised on page 4 of the Virginia Gazette 14 Jan 1737 was described as being "...3 Tyger's Heads, and the Crest a Lyon Rampant." source: The Virginia Gazette, 13 Jan 1737, Sun, column 1, Page 4; citing Thomas Hall, Newspapers.com; clipped by brenda659; https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21891840/lost_snuffbox_mr_thomas_hall/
On 11 Jul 2018 at 13:25 GMT Brenda (Breland) Breland Shaffer wrote:
Birth: Circa 1705 Wife: Mary Hall (born Wilson) 1705 - ? Son: James Hall, Sr. 1730 - ?  Reference: 47010"