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Instance Hall (abt. 1673 - abt. 1738)

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Instance Hall
Born about in Charles City County, Virginiamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1700 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Colony of Virginiamap
Profile last modified 14 Nov 2019 | Created 6 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2019
12:32: Brenda (Breland) Breland Shaffer edited the Biography for Instance Hall (abt.1673-abt.1738). (edited categories to Virginia Colony) [Thank Brenda for this]
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Analysis

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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
The wording of this Patent indicates INSTANCE was an established planter, and had paid transportation for five emigrants to the Colony before applying for the patent. [Note of interest: Red star in the top left quadrant on 1670 map image shows Charles City County.]

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:

  • James born 3 Jan 1701;
  • Judith born 17 June 1705;
  • Instant born 28 Oct 1707;
  • John born 18 Jan 1709;
  • Frances daughter born 20 July 1716;
  • George born 20 Jan 1718;
  • Wm born 22 April 1721.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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..." [8] With these documents, it is known this Instant Hall did not die in 1750.

Biography


Sources

  1. Library of Virginia, Virginiamemory.com, Charles City County Record Book, 1692-1700/ Charles City County Order Book, 1694-1700, image 248
  2. Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 509 (Reel 6). Archives at the Library of Virginia, citing James Hall grantee, grant 8, April 1674. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=509&last=&g_p=P6&collection=LO Patent
  3. Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 87 (Reel 9). Library of Virginia Archives [database online with images]; citing Land grant 28 October 1697, Charles City County, Instance Hall; http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=87&last=&g_p=P9&collection=LO Patent
  4. The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789 – Bristol Parish (Va.); Register, page 312; Transcribed and Published by Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne; Richmond, VA. Privately Printed. 1898. https://archive.org/details/vestrybookandre01chamgoog
  5. English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records compiled by Louis des Cognets, Jr. 1958, Princeton, New Jersey, digitized by Internet Archive 2012; A Rent Roll of all the Lands held in the County of Prince George for the Year 1704, page 224, citing Justance Hall; images, https://archive.org/stream/englishduplicate00desc#page/224/search/Hall
  6. Land Office Patents No. 11, 1719-1724, p. 133 (Reel 10); Library of Virginia Archives[database online with images]; citing Land grant 22 June 1722; Prince George County, Instant Hall; http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=133&last=&g_p=P11&collection=LO Patent
  7. Land Office Patents No. 28, 1746-1749 (v.1 & 2 p.1-730), p. 358 (Reel 26). Library of Virginia Archives [database online with images]; citing Land grant 12 January 1747, St. George County; James Hall. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=358&last=&g_p=P28&collection=LO Patent
  8. Prince George County, Virginia records, 1733-1792 : abstracts of the remaining county record books for the above period plus miscellaneous wills; abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III; Authors: Weisiger, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Boisseau), III, 1924- (Main Author); Familysearch.org[database with images] Page 23 citing Mary Hall, William Hall, Page 27 citing William Hall,Instance Hall, John Hall; https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE12203160
  • Prince George County, Virginia records, 1733-1792 : abstracts of the remaining county record books for the above period plus miscellaneous wills; abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III; Authors: Weisiger, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Boisseau), III, 1924- (Main Author); Familysearch.org[database with images] Page 23 citing Mary Hall, William Hall, Page 27 citing William Hall,Instance Hall, John Hall; https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE12203160
  • Prince George County, Virginia records, 1733-1792 : abstracts of the remaining county record books for the above period plus miscellaneous wills; abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III; Authors: Weisiger, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Boisseau), III, 1924- (Main Author); Familysearch.org[database with images] Page 23 citing Mary Hall, William Hall, Page 27 citing William Hall,Instance Hall, John Hall; https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE12203160
  • The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789 – Bristol Parish (Va.); Register, page 312; Transcribed and Published by Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne; Richmond, VA. Privately Printed. 1898. https://archive.org/details/vestrybookandre01chamgoog
  • 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, not identified; citing page 110; https://archive.org/stream/granteesofarmsna661915#page/110/mode/2up; accessed 16 July 2018

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Notes left by previous PM:

[18 July 2018] - The sources new profile manager has attached to this Instance Hall and James Hall's profiles proves that some of the information in the document concerning James Hall, Sr. and Instance Hall on the following link is incorrect:

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On 16 Jul 2018 at 16:54 GMT Brenda (Breland) Breland Shaffer wrote:

Additional information for previous comment: A list of HALL Grantees issued a Patent for Arms to the end of the 17th Century can be found at [spelling as written]:

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:

Instance had grandson named Thomas.

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:

Concerning notes of previous profile manager: "Instance Hall 1705 - ?

Birth: Circa 1705 Wife: Mary Hall (born Wilson) 1705 - ? Son: James Hall, Sr. 1730 - ? [1] Reference: 47010"

This information was set up from a MyHeritage tree, and given the birth date, two Instant Hall's were apparently mixed up. Those being son Instant Hall born 1707 and father Instant Hall born 1673.


Rejected matches › Robert Hall (1660-1730)

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