Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hall family
Title: Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records,
Date (inclusive): 1709 - 1892
Extent: 4.60 linear feet (3 archive boxes, 163 oversize folders, and 4 rolls microfilm)
Abstract: Family papers and sugar plantation records (1709-1835) of the Hall family of England and Jamaica, including William Hall (b.1696), Thomas Hall (1725-1772), Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall (b.1748?), and Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall (b.1776). The Hall family owned and operated the sugar plantations of Irwin Estate, Tryall Estate, Johnshall Estate, Hallhead Estate, and Kirkpatrick Hall Estate. They also owned Worcester, Williamsfield, Stapleton Pen, and Kirkpatrick Pen. The family papers contain correspondence between family members, wills, certificates of military commission and genealogical memoranda. Included among the plantation records are general account ledgers for Thomas Hall's Jamaican estates (1756-1766), account ledgers or lists of slaves and cattle for Irwin Estate (1758-1777), Johnshall Estate (1757-1764) and Tryall Estate (1758-1759). Records (1793-1835) for Hallhead Estate include slave and cattle lists, lists of increase and decrease of slaves and cattle, doctor's bills for the care of slaves, and crop accounts. "Return of slaves" lists occur for Irwin, Tryall and Kirkpatrick Hall estates for the years 1819, 1821, 1822, 1824, 1827, 1828, and 1830. Significant business correspondents include Sam Cleland, James Kerr, Stephen Fuller, William Brown, and John Scott. The collection contains numerous documents related to the administration of Jamaican Governor Charles Knowles (1752-1756) and the formation of the "Association" by leading planters and colonists. The Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) PLANTATION AND ESTATE DOCUMENTS, 3) LEGAL DOCUMENTS, 4) FAMILY DOCUMENTS, and 5) POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS. The accession processed in 1995 documents activities of Thomas K. Hall and Lorenzo Hall. Included are letters dating from 1819 to 1822 which offer considerable insight into the trade of paintings between Italy and England during the period, the cost of the commissions and methods of transport from Leghorn to England. Also included are letters dating from 1825 to 1842 written by Lorenzo Hall, a diplomat, to his uncle, Thomas K. Hall, from various European cities and countries. The accession, dated from 1772 to 1892, is arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS. A microfilm (4 reels) of the entire collection was prepared in July 1999.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0220
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

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Researchers must use the microfilm of the collection located in Box Four.

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Preferred Citation

Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records, MSS 0220. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

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Historical Background

The Hall family engaged in sugar production on the island of Jamaica for over a century and participated in the rise of Jamaican planter society during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The early generations of Halls directly supervised their plantations, while the later descendants lived in England as absentee landlords, leaving the management of their estates to attorneys and overseers.
Thomas Hall (b.1660?) immigrated to Jamaica from Worcester, England, and his name first appears in the collection on a letter from his brother, Henry, addressed to him at Port Royal in 1711. In 1720, Thomas and his wife Patience financed the plantation activities of their son, William (b.1696), a planter from the parish of Westmoreland, and his associate, James Campbel, with a loan of four thousand pounds. In 1721, William's brother, Thomas (b.1694), who was afflicted with a disabling disease, left Jamaica for curative powers of the spas of Bath, England. It is in a letter from Thomas (b.1694) to William (b.1696), dated July 24, 1721, that the first mention of sugar is made. Thomas writes, "I find shugars to be a better comodity then I expected, but money and credit as scarse here as in our Island, and nothing to had without yr. penny, therefore hope/earnestly beg/ y'll shipp me somemore shugars by yr. first safe hand, pray let them be Either fine or course, provided they be dry..."
In 1723, William Hall married Mary Kirkpatrick, daughter of Hugh Kirkpatrick from the parish of St. James, Jamaica, and two years later, Thomas Hall (b.1725) was born. At the age of eighteen, Thomas was attending to the affairs of his family's sugar plantation in St. James parish, while his father conducted business and engaged in politics in the island's capitol, St. Jago de la Vega or Spanish Town.
By 1741, Thomas Hall (b.1660?) had died and Patience Hall, during a severe illness, made her last will and testament, leaving the bulk of her estate to her grandson, Thomas Hall. In 1746, William Hall and David Dehany arranged Thomas' marriage to Mary Dehany and the two were united in 1747.
Against a backdrop of conflict among England, France and Spain that was often played out in the West Indies, William and Thomas Hall produced sugars, molasses, and rum for export to England; bought "Negroe" slaves to labor in their cane-fields; and imported the necessities they couldn't produce- foodstuffs from the North American colonies and manufactures from England. In 1748, the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle brought a period of security to the region, but created confusion among planters who were unsure of future prices or what commodities would be in demand.
During this period of peace, which lasted until the beginning of the Seven Years War in 1756, William Hall experienced increasing financial distress, which he attributed to his difficulty in collecting his debts. By 1758 William Hall had died and his widow, Mary, had married Col. James Barclay.
Thomas Hall witnessed the administration of Governor Charles Knowles (1752-1756) and the dispute over moving the capitol of Jamaica from Spanish Town (St. Jago de la Vega) to Kingston. Powerful planters and residents of the western parishes opposed the efforts of Kingston merchants allied with Knowles to relocate government offices, the Assembly, and the island's archives to the port of Kingston. The merchants also sought to remove the militia and its artillery to Kingston, a move which would have left Spanish Town defenseless in time of war.
After Knowles dissolved the Assembly on November 8, 1754, in part, for authorizing expensive capital improvements to Spanish Town's infrastructure, influential planters, including Charles Price, Rose Fuller, and Edward Manning, responded by forming an "Association" for "carrying on good Government, and the welfare of this Island." Although Knowles managed to move the colony's archives, which served as the repository for land and property records, his influence at the King's court was less than the power of the petitions of his opponents and his actions were finally disallowed.
In 1756, in anticipation of the lieutenant governor's call for a new Assembly, Charles Price and others who represented the "country interest," secretly petitioned Thomas Hall to declare his candidacy as a representative from St. James.
By 1758, Thomas Hall had moved to London with his family and left Samuel Cleland, his attorney, in charge of his sugar estates, Tryall, Irwin, and Johnshall. Hall entered into a copartnership with John Rusea, who managed the overseers on the Johnshall and Irwin Estates. James Hindlater oversaw the operation of Tryall estate.
In late 1761, Thomas Hall returned to Jamaica to find his estates in great disorder and confusion, largely because of the severity of John Rusea. During his stay in Jamaica, his wife, Mary, died. Hall arranged his affairs and returned to London by September of 1764. By November 1772, Thomas Hall had died. Thomas Hall's second son, William, emigrated to Jamaica shortly before his father's death to pursue a career as a planter.
The bulk of Thomas Hall's estate went to his oldest son, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall (b.1748?). Hugh managed his estates from England through Cunningham and Cleland, attorneys in Jamaica, and John Kennion, his agent in London. In 1782, in addition to the Irwin and Tryall estates in St. James parish, H.K. Hall owned the Kirkpatrick Hall estate, located in the parish of Westmoreland. In 1793, records show an additional sugar plantation called Hallhead estate in the parish of St. Thomas in the East.
In 1790, Mrs. Alice Kennion took over management of her late husband's business affairs and by 1807 was managing Hallhead estate. In 1811 Hallhead estate was owned by Mrs. Alice Kennion and Thomas Gordon and in the possession of John Stewart and Charles Harris. In 1821 Hallhead is the property of John Hall, son of H.K. Hall's brother Thomas Hall (b.1758?), and Thomas Gordon.
The estates of Irwin, Tryall, and Kirkpatrick Hall and the pen at Stapleton were inherited by Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall, son of H.K. Hall and Mary Kenyon. Pens were "seasoning" facilities where new slaves and livestock were adapted to forced labor conditions. T.K. Hall, an absentee owner, lived in England and served as sheriff of Staffordshire, England, between 1817 and 1820.
Slavery was finally abolished in Jamaica by decree on August 1st 1834. This Emancipation Act created an interim period of "apprenticeship" in which slaves were required to work for their masters for four years before they were free.
Information in the preceding historical note was drawn from sources in the Barnett/Hall Collection.

Scope and Content of Collection

Accession Processed in 1992
The Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records contain the family papers and business records of five generations (1710-1830) of the Hall family members who owned sugar plantations on the island of Jamaica for over a century. The collection provides an abundance of primary source material on eighteenth and early nineteenth century Jamaican plantation economy and culture. The materials are particularly rich in data documenting characteristics of slave populations on Irwin, Tryall and Kirkpatrick Hall estates. The documents are organized into five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) PLANTATION AND ESTATE DOCUMENTS, 3) LEGAL DOCUMENTS, 4) FAMILY DOCUMENTS, and 5) POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.
The CORRESPONDENCE series contains letters from family members, business associates and others. Important family members include Jane Hall, Henry Hall, Thomas Hall (b.1660?), Thomas Hall (b.1694), William Hall (b.1696), Thomas Hall (b.1725), Mary Hall (later Mary Barclay), and Mary Hall (wife of Thomas Hall (b.1725), and William Hall (b.1749). Attorneys for the Hall Family included James Kerr, Cunningham and Cleland, and William Brown, while John Scott, George Ricketts, and George Stowe were employed as overseers. Minor correspondents include Thomas Hall (son of Henry Hall), John Krauss, David Dehany, and Jane Barnett. Mrs. Barnett's letter to Thomas Hall provides a particularly interesting account of her husband's death at sea during a storm and her efforts to control his estate. The materials are organized in chronological order with undated letters at the end of the series. Significant groups of letters include:
Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696), 1721-1722: 7 letters, 10 pages. Thomas Hall had recently left Jamaica and wrote from England to his brother, William, who operated a sugar plantation in Jamaica. Thomas, who had recently suffered a crippling disability, appealed for funds citing the circumstances of poor relatives and his own needs. He married in 1721, had a daughter, Patience, in 1722 and lived in the Soho district of London.
William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1747-1751: 28 letters, 63 pages [includes 2 undated letters]. William Hall wrote from the Luana Estate and Spanish Town in Jamaica to his son, Thomas, who managed estates in St. James parish, Jamaica. William alternated his residence between Luana and Spanish Town, the island's political center and seat of the Assembly of which he was a member. William's letters deal with business affairs, the direction of sugar plantations and coordination of shipments of plantation products-- sugar, rum, molasses, and mahogany lumber to England, the effect of rainy weather on the sugar harvest, news of small pox epidemics, the treatment and discipline of Negro slaves, local and international news, and family news. During this period William's financial affairs were increasingly in disarray and he became preoccupied with payment of debts and accounts. His health was sometimes poor due to age and gout.
William wrote about conditions in Jamaica prior to the appointment of Admiral Charles Knowles as Governor (1752-1756) of the island. Several letters mention the subject of slavery including the discipline of runaway slaves (1747, May 1), disobedience and refusal to work (1747, November 18), and the acquisition of new slaves (1748, April 12 and 1748, July 3). International events and their impact on Jamaica and the sugar economy are also discussed-- the implications of the peace treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle between Great Britain, France, and Holland (1748, June 30) and the activities of the English fleet in the Caribbean (1747, November 18 and 1748, June 3). Jamaican politics are mentioned in several letters-- a scheme to redraw county divisions and elect county courts (1750, November 22), Halls plans to send a list of bills before the Assembly (1751, October 12) and news of assembly and committee activities (1751, November 19).
Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1758-1760: 10 letters, 20 pages [includes 2 letters undated and written before her marriage to Barclay]. William Hall had died and his wife, Mary, had married Mr. Barclay. Thomas Hall moved to London and had given over management of his plantations to attorney Samuel Cleland. Mary wrote from Jamaica requesting news of the family, especially her grandchildren, and provided news of friends and the situation in Jamaica. She commented upon the treatment of slaves on Hall's plantations (1759, August 23), cautioned him not to turn his copartner, Mr. Rusea, into an attorney by giving him too much power (1759, September 21) and gave an account of a slave rebellion and its leader "Simon" (1760, August 31) [see also George Ricketts to Thomas Hall, 1760, August 30].
Stephen Fuller to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1761-1763: 9 letters, 21 pages. Hall had left his wife and children in London and had returned to Jamaica to personally manage his estates in response to declining productivity. Stephen Fuller, his agent in London, wrote regarding international politics, the price of sugars and the health and well being of Hall's family. He warned of the threat of Spanish marauders in the Caribbean (1761, January 2), requested that Hall recommend a correspondent from the island of
Martinico (1762, March 31) and conveyed news of the death of Mary Hall, his wife (1763, March 24).
Mary Hall to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1761: 6 letters, 12 pages [includes 2 undated letters]. Thomas Hall (b.1725) had left for Jamaica and his wife, Mary, wrote immediately upon his departure. In letters of an personal nature, she pleaded with him to abandon his plans and return to his family. She argued that increased profits did not justify leaving at a time when family members were sick.
Thomas Hall (b.1725) to Mary Hall, 1762-1763: 4 letters, 9 pages. Thomas Hall wrote to his wife, Mary, from Jamaica with news of the plantation, friends, and island affairs. He began by describing his passage from Madeira to Jamaica (1762, January 26) and then described the disorder and confusion on his estates (1762, February 20). Hall conveyed his concern over Jamaica's exposure to plunder and pillage at the hands of the Spanish (1762, February 20).
Thomas Hall (b.1725) to Charles Moore, 1767: 1 letter, 2 pages. Hall, returned to London, wrote to Charles Moore, a tutor who had been overseeing the education of his sons at home.
Charles Moore to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1767-1768: 6 letters, 11 pages. Moore wrote offering to tutor Hall's sons at Eton, but pointed out that there is little he could accomplish without their "prudence and their own application" (1767, December 30). He reported on their progress and schedules at Eton and praised Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall for his application and promise. Finally, Moore made an unsuccessful bid for the hand of Hall's daughter in marriage (1768, May 8).
John Scott to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1767-1769: 7 letters, 14 pages. John Scott was the overseer on Hall's Tryall estate in St. James parish, Jamaica. He requested that Hall visit the plantation and asked that supplies be landed at Dunshole rather than Montego Bay, complaining that materials went to Irwin estate first and he often failed to receive all that was due (1767, April 27). Scott made recommendations on the production of rum and related news of the estate, including the natural increase of the "Negroe" slaves (1767, July 12). Scott planned to move to Philadelphia (1769, May 10), but had to delay his departure until the next spring (1768, May 18). In the same letter he suggested that the child of a white father and slave mother might be spared a life of bondage. Finally, Scott wrote from Philadelphia where he was having trouble selling his bonds because of the export ban on American manufactures to England (1769, September 25).
James Kerr to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1769-1772: 3 letters, 9 pages. Kerr wrote as a manager of Thomas Hall's Jamaican estates regarding matters of provisions, the purchase of new slaves, weather, and crops.
William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725), 1769-1771: 5 letters, 14 pages. William Hall wrote from Jamaica to his father in London in an effort to convince him that his days of frivolity at Eton were over. He was eager to gain his father's favor and dreamt of taking over management of his father's estates (1771, February 1). William discussed his plans to build a house on a small tract of land bordering Worchester and Williamsfield (1771, March 28), his intention to purchase "Negroe" slaves and begin a substantial estate (1771, July 24).
William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall (b.1748?), 1775-1779: 5 letters, 26 pages. Thomas Hall has died (1772) and left his estates to his oldest son, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, who lived in London and managed his sugar plantations through an attorney in Jamaica, William Brown. Brown's letters reflect a high degree of involvement in sugar planning and processing in a climate of intensified production of high quality sugars. Brown discussed the completion of a new mill at Kirkpatrick Hall estate (possibly the aggregate of the Worchester and Williamsfield holdings), the schedule of planting, the need produce higher quality sugars by shifting labor from extensive planting to "cleaning" the crop already there, and the need to hire "Negroes" skilled in the trades, sawyers and carpenters, to build up the estate (1775, June 1). Hugh had changed merchant bankers from Stephen Fuller to Messiers. Sercold & Jackson.
Robert Kenyon to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall, 1776: 2 letters, 6 pages. Robert Kenyon, Hugh's brother-in-law, inquired about future disposition of one of Hugh's horses (1776, 24 April). Both men lived in England. In the second letter Kenyon expressed a desire to visit and see the children.
Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion, 1784-1785: 3 letters, 12 pages. The company of Cunningham and Cleland, attorneys in Jamaica, reported to John Kennion, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's agent in London, regarding the state of Hall's plantations. They described the financial accounts, provided news of crops and the ships that will carry sugar, and shipped turtles and limes. Also they mentioned the review of an overseer, especially his conduct toward the slaves (1784, 12 February). Finally, they related news that William, Hugh's brother in Jamaica, had made a negotiation of his debts quite unfavorable to Hugh (1785, April 20).
George Lawrence to Thomas Hall (b.1758), 1810: 2 letters, 5 pages. George Lawrence, son of Thomas Hall's sister Mary, wrote Thomas in London with news of Williamsfield and the condition of the crops (1810, 16 May). Lawrence had travelled to Jamaica to resolve estate accounts.
The PLANTATION AND ESTATE DOCUMENTS series contains records related to the management of the sugar plantations of Irwin, Tryall, Kirkpatrick Hall, Johnshall, Worcester, Williamsfield and Hallhead estates and Stapleton Pen. The materials are arranged by individual estate. Bound items which provide data on several plantations are grouped in a separate subseries.
Significant among the documents are lists of slaves on individual plantations which were complied by attorneys for absentee owners, usually at the end of the year. Although the categories of data which were recorded vary across time, most record name, occupation, and condition. Many trace age and country of origin, while one list accounts for the yearly allowance of cloth for each slave (1793: An Account Book). The increase and decrease of slaves was also often recorded, including birth and death dates; name of mother and child; name of deceased; and cause of death. Doctor's bills and accompanying receipts for payment located in the Hallhead subseries provide additional information on the general health and condition of slaves.
Extant slave lists for Hallhead estate appear for the years 1792, 1810, and 1818-1820. Lists for Irwin, Tryall, and Kirkpatrick Hall estates and Stapleton Pen appear for the years 1782, 1819, 1821-1822, 1824, 1827-1828, and 1830.
Several documents provide information on cane-fields under cultivation for the estate of Hallhead. Data on cultivation occurs in the 1793 account book, the 1811 "list," and the 1820 "list." Often included with lists of slaves were livestock accounts which reported the increase and decrease of stock.
The materials in the "Account ledgers" subseries as well as individual accounts located within the Irwin, Johnshall, and Tryall estate subseries provide a wealth of data on the operation of Thomas Hall's (b.1725) sugar plantations between 1756 and 1766. Generally, the ledgers balance accounts with individuals who managed Hall's plantations while he lived in London. Hall settled accounts with Joseph Manesly, Dehany and Bowen, John Rusea, Benjamin Heath, James Irving, Samuel Cleland, and John Scott. Of particular interest are the accounts for Johnshall estate which document cash paid out for goods and services.
The LEGAL DOCUMENTS series is organized in three subseries: bonds, cases with legal opinions, and miscellaneous documents. The "bonds" subseries contains three documents which secure financial agreements between individuals. In the earliest bond, dated 1720, William Hall (b.1696) and an associate, James Campbel, borrowed four thousand pounds from his father and mother, Thomas (b.1660?) and Patience Hall. The copy of the bond between Thomas Hall (b.1725) and his father-in-law, David Dehany, sets forth the conditions by which Hall will use land bequeathed to his wife's children. Finally, the copy of the bond between Thomas Hall and Murdock MacLeod and George Lesslie relates to the rental of Kirkpatrick Pen, including Negroes and stock, in the parish of Westmoreland.
The "cases with legal opinions" subseries relates to family wills [see FAMILY DOCUMENTS - Wills] and the inheritance of property by Thomas Hall (b.1725) and his heirs. Typically, a copy of the will or argument was submitted to an attorney, who then penned his opinion on the copy. In 1747, William Hall sought to clarify the title to 120 acres of land in the parish of St. Elizabeth that his mother, Patience, bequeathed to her grandson, Thomas. William's request for opinions corresponds to the marriage of Thomas Hall to Mary Dehany. Other important cases include the inheritance of Hugh Kirkpatrick's estate by his daughter, Mary Hall [wife of William Hall] (1752, June 15), the inheritance of the estate of George Goodin by the children of Mary Dehany (1763, November 28) and a dispute over land bequeathed by Mary Hall to her grandson, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall ([after 1772]).
The "miscellaneous legal documents" subseries contains a letter of attorney from Thomas Hall to Samuel Cleland to grant land for life on Hall's property north of Montego Bay, St. James parish (1757, May 9). Also included is a document related to the sale of land at Toxteth Park near Liverpool, England for which John Kennion, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's agent in London, paid the taxes in 1785 (1783, February 24 and 1785). Of particular interest is the epitome or summary of the settlement made on the marriage of Thomas Newman and Eliza Anne Hall, Thomas Hall's (b.1758?) daughter (1817, December 27). The six page document reflects a complexity of conditions and stipulations for marriage among the wealthy.
The FAMILY DOCUMENTS series is arranged in four subseries- genealogical documents, military commissions, miscellaneous documents, and wills [see LEGAL DOCUMENTS - Cases with legal opinions]. The materials relate to individual family members and are organized in chronological order.
The "genealogical documents" provide birth and death dates for members of the Hall family, including Thomas Hall's (b.1660?) children (ca. 1719 and n.d.), William Hall's (b.1696) family (ca. 1726), Hugh Kirkpatrick's family (1746, May 28), Thomas Hall's (b.1725) children (1769, May 27), and Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's children (1797, June 7). Also included in the subseries are drafts of kinship charts probably created by Irwin Barnett.
The "military commissions" are elegant certificates complete with wax stamp and signed by the governor. They certify the appointment of Hugh Kirkpatrick to the rank of captain of a company and later captain of a troop of cavalry. Thomas Hall (b.1725) rose in rank from a lieutenant to a lieutenant colonel of the cavalry. Both men served in the parish of St. James.
The "miscellaneous documents" subseries contains a marvelous bill for the funeral of Thomas Hall (b.1725) which includes such items as "six men in deep mourning to bear in the said coffin," "30 men with branches to light the funeral" and "beer for the men as usual." The remainder of the subseries is composed of miscellaneous expenses incurred by Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall as sheriff of Staffordshire, England, between 1817 and 1820.
The "wills" subseries [see LEGAL DOCUMENTS - Cases with legal opinions] contains documents related to Patience Hall; James Barclay, William Hall's widow, Mary's, second husband; Frances Esdaile, Thomas Hall's (b.1758) wife's sister; and Robert Kenyon, Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall's wife's brother.
The POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS series are arranged in three subseries: political documents related to the controversies surrounding the administration of Governor Charles Knowles, 1752-1756, miscellaneous political documents and public documents related to Jamaica. Within each subseries documents are arranged chronologically.
The Knowles materials provide documentation on the attempted removal of the capitol of Jamaica from Spanish Town to Kingston and the formation of the "Association" by a group of influential planters including William Dawkins, Rose Fuller, Richard Beckford, Edward Clarke, Thomas Fearon, senior, John Palmer, Hampson Nedham, Edward Manning, Henry Archbould, Philip Pinnock, and Charles Price. Included is a letterpress broadside reproducing Governor Knowles speech dissolving the Assembly on November 8, 1754 together with the declaration of the "Association." In The Association Develop'd, a printed tract, the anonymous author, Jamaicanius, disputes the declaration of the associates. A detailed enumeration of the complaints against Knowles can be found in the "Grievances" document. A copy of the report of July 3, 1755 signed by Lord Halifax, J. Grenville and T. Pelham to the Privy Council recommends against the removal of the capitol.
The "miscellaneous political documents" subseries contains two items. The first is a copy of a petition by Negro slaves who request their freedom and was witnessed by Charles Price. The second is an apparent political poem.
The "public documents related to Jamaica" subseries contains two items which describe St. James parish-- a list of voters in the election of 1745 and a list of inhabitants taken in 1752. The list of inhabitants records the number of men, women, children, and servants in individual households. Also included is a unique printed broadside which lists vessels lost or damaged in the hurricane of September 11, 1751. Finally, the "Account of Negroes and Cattle" provides data on the size of the slave population for each parish for the years 1734, 1740 and 1745.
Accession Processed in 1995 (Box 3)
The accession processed in 1995 contains a small selection of letters and miscellaneous documents written by English diplomat Lorenzo Hall between 1825 and 1842 to his uncle Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall and other family members, letters sent to Thomas K. Hall by various representatives and agents in Italy between 1819 and 1822 concerning Mr. Hall's commissions of paintings and several trade cards. The materials, dating from 1772 to 1892, are arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS.
SERIES ONE: CORRESPONDENCE
The first series, CORRESPONDENCE, is arranged chronologically. The first group of letters contains 9 holograph letters (including shipping, banking, and commercial records) sent to Thomas K. Hall of Staffordshire, England between 1819 and 1822 (see Box 3 Folder 41). The letters are from various agents and representatives situated in Italy who were associated with Mr. Hall's commissions of original paintings and copies of Old Master Paintings, in Rome (primarily) and elsewhere by the following artists: Luigi Duranti (1791-1857), a Roman painter (SEE LETTER DATED MARCH 25, 1819), Gaspare Gabrielli (ca. 1790-1833), an Italian painter, (SEE LETTER DATED AUGUST 28, 1819), Peter Herzog (1794-1864), a Swiss painter (SEE LETTER DATED JANUARY 26, 1822), Giovanni Marchi, a Veronese painter (SEE LETTER DATED AUGUST 28, 1819), and Guiseppi Pisani (1757-1839), an Italian sculptor (SEE LETTER DATED APRIL 3, 1819). The correspondence offers insight into the trade in paintings between Italy and Britain during the period, as well as specific, detailed citation of the creation of certain copies of important Old Master paintings by leading Italian artists of the 19th century, the cost of these commissions with detailed explanations of payment, and the methods of transport from Leghorn to England. The second group from Lorenzo Hall contains letters written by English diplomat Lorenzo Hall to his uncle Thomas K. Hall. Lorenzo Hall's letters, dated between 1825-1842, are from numerous European cities and countries and contain extensive and detailed accounts of the places and peoples from his posts and travels.
SERIES TWO: MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS
The second series, MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS, contains eight 19th century 'trade cards', including one from a salesman of American locomotives in England and one card announcing a meeting for "Women and the Vote" from London dated March 21, 1889. This series also contains fragments of letters dated 1772-1810, including one unsigned diary summary dated 1799-1804 and a receipt for the medical treatment of slaves on the Hallhead estate dated 1809.
MICROFILM
A microfilm (4 reels) of the entire collection was prepared in July 1999.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Hall family -- Archives
Hall, Thomas, b. 1694
Hall, William, b. 1696
Hall, Thomas, b. 1725
Hall, William, b. 1749
Hall, Hugh Kirkpatrick, b. 1748?
Hall, Thomas Kirkpatrick, b. 1776
Sugar growing -- Jamaica
Agriculture -- Jamaica
Slaves -- Jamaica -- Statistics
Slavery -- Jamaica -- History
Sugar trade -- Jamaica
Plantation workers -- Jamaica
Sugar workers -- Jamaica
Slaveholders -- Jamaica
Plantation owners -- Jamaica
Jamaica -- Politics and government

Contributors

Hall, Thomas, b. 1694, -- correspondent
Hall, William, b. 1696, -- correspondent
Hall, Mary S, -- correspondent
Hall, Thomas, b. 1725, -- correspondent
Hall, William, b. 1749, -- correspondent
Hall, Lorenzo, -- correspondent
Brown, William, -- correspondent
Lawrence, George, -- correspondent
Cunningham and Cleland (Jamaica), -- correspondent


Collection Contents

 

Accession Processed in 1992

 

CORRESPONDENCE

box 1, folder 1

1709, July 31: Jane Hall to "Cosson" Hall

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box 1, folder 2, oversize FB22501

1710, March 14: Jane Hall to "Coz" [Thomas Hall?]

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1 p.
box 1, folder 3, oversize FB22502

1711, February 1: Henry Hall to Thomas Hall (b.1660?) [brother]

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1 p.
box 1, folder 4

1721, February 2: William Blackmore to Thomas Hall (b.1660?)

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1 p.
box 1, folder 5

1721, July 24: Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696)

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 6

1721, October 4: Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696)

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 7, oversize FB22503

1721, December 2: Thomas Hall (b. 1694) to William Hall (b.1696)

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 8

1722: Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696)

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2 p.
box 1, folder 9

1722, April 30: Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696)

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2 p.
box 1, folder 10, oversize FB22504

1722, August 4: Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696)

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2 p.
box 1, folder 11

1722, December 15: Thomas Hall (b.1694) to William Hall (b.1696)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 12

1734, October 8: Thomas Hall to William Hall

Note

Thomas Hall [son of Henry Hall and cousin to William Hall], 1 p.
box 1, folder 13

1734, November 26 (new style): John George Krauss to William Hall (b.1696)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 14, oversize FB22505

1743, May 4: William Hall (b.1696) to Mary Hall [wife]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 15, oversize FB22506

1746, April 8: William Hall (b.1696) to David Dehany

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 16, oversize FB22507

1747, May 1: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 17

1747, September 20: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 18

1747, November 18: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 19, oversize FB22508

1748, March 24: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 20, oversize FB22509

1748, April 12: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 21, oversize FB22510

1748, April 19: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

4 p.
box 1, folder 22, oversize FB22511

1748, April 24: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

4 p.
box 1, folder 23, oversize FB22512

1748, April 25: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 24

1748, May 8: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 25, oversize FB22513

1748, May 18: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 26, oversize FB22514

1748, May 21: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 27, oversize FB22515

1748, June 3: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 28, oversize FB22516

1748, June 21, June 30: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p. In two parts (a and b).
box 1, folder 29, oversize FB22517

1748, July 3: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 30, oversize FB22518

1750, March 19: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 31

1750, March 20: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 32

1750, April 1: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 33

1750, October 2: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 34, oversize FB22519

1750, November 22: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 35, oversize FB22520

1751, July 25: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 36, oversize FB22521

1750, July 29: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 37, oversize FB22522

1751, August 18: Molly Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 38

1751, August 18: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 39, oversize FB22523

1751, October 12: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 40, oversize FB22524

1751, November 7: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 41, oversize FB22525

1751, November 19: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 42

Ca. 1754: Charles Knowles to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

Knowles was Governor of Jamaica, 1752-1756, 1 p. See also POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.
box 1, folder 43, oversize FB22526

1755, October 30: John Pownall to Hon. William Murrary and Sir Richard Lloyd

Note

Pownall was Secretary of the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 1 p. See also POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.
box 1, folder 44, oversize FB22527

1756, May 18: Charles Price [planter], et. al. to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p. See also POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.
box 1, folder 45, oversize FB22528

1758, September 3: Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] and daughter

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 46, oversize FB22529

1758, November 9: James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 47, oversize FB22530

1759, March 29: Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son]

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 48, oversize FB22531

1759, June 8: Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son] 1759

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 49

1759, July 23: George Ricketts to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 50, oversize FB22532

1759, August 23: Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son]

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 51, oversize FB22533

1759, September 21: Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 52, oversize FB22534

1759, October 28: Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 53, oversize FB22535

1760, March 13: Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 54, oversize FB22536

1760, August 30: George Ricketts to Thomas Hall [son]

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 55, oversize FB22537

1760, August 31: Mary Barclay to Thomas Hall [son]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 56

1761, January 2: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 57

1761, October 24: Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 58

1761, October 30: Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 59

1761, November 4: Mary Hall [daughter] to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 60

1761, November 11: Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 61

1761, November 17: Mary Hall [wife] to Thomas Hall

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 62, oversize FB22670

1762, January 26: Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 63, oversize FB22663

1762, February 20: Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife]

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 64, oversize FB22538

1762, March 31: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 65

1762, April 27: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 66, oversize FB22539

1762, August 4: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 67, oversize FB22540

1762, September 22: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

4 p.
box 1, folder 68, oversize FB22672

1762, October 14: Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 69, oversize FB22541

1762, November 29: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

3 p.
box 1, folder 70, oversize FB22673

1763, January 9: Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [wife]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 71, oversize FB22542

1763, February 8: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 72

1763, March 2: Jane Barnett [friend] to Thomas Hall

Note

4 p.
box 1, folder 73

1763, March 14: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p.
box 1, folder 74, oversize FB22543

1763, March 24: Stephen Fuller [merchant] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 75, oversize FB22544

1763, November 19: Hugh Millikin to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 76, oversize FB22674

1764, September 25: George Stowe? to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 77

1767, January 3: Thomas Hall to Charles Moore [tutor]

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 78, oversize FB22675

1767, April 27: John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 1, folder 79, oversize FB22676

1767, July 12: John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 1, oversize FB22545

1767, December 30: Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 2, oversize FB22546

1768, January 3: John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 3, oversize FB22547

1768, February 15: Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 4, oversize FB22548

1768, March 29: Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p.
box 2, folder 5, oversize FB22549

1768, May 8: Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 6

1768, May 19: Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p.
box 2, folder 7

1768, June 26: Charles Moore [tutor] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 8, oversize FB22550

1768, May 10: John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 9, oversize FB22551

1768, May 13: John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 10, oversize FB22552

1768: October 30: John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 11, oversize FB22553

1769, September 23: John Scott [overseer] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 12, oversize FB22554

1769, September 25: James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 13, oversize FB22555

1770, October 31: James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 14, oversize FB22556

1771, February 1: William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 15

1771, March 28: William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 16, oversize FB22557

1771, May 12: William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 17, oversize FB22558

1771, July 24: William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 18, oversize FB22559

1771, October 29: William Hall (b.1749) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 19, oversize FB22560

1772, September 15: James Kerr [attorney] to Thomas Hall

Note

4 p.
box 2, folder 20, oversize FB22561

1775, July 3: William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 21, oversize FB22562

1776, April 24: Robert Kenyon to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 22, oversize FB22563

1776, June 1: William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall

Note

14 p. In four parts (a - d).
box 2, folder 23, oversize FB22564

1776, October 7: Robert Kenyon to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 24, oversize FB22565

1777, February 5, March 15, March 31: William Brown to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall

Note

5 p. In two parts (a - b).
box 2, folder 25, oversize FB22566

1778: Mr. Brown's answer to Mr. Hall's Letter in 1778 to Mr. K[eer]..

Note

4 p.
box 2, folder 26, oversize FB22567

1779, July 30: William Brown to Hugh Kirkpartrick Hall 1779

Note

4 p.
box 2, folder 27, oversize FB22568

1784, May 13: Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 28, oversize FB22569

1785, February 12: Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion

Note

5 p.
box 2, folder 29, oversize FB22570

1785, April 20: Cunningham and Cleland to John Kennion

Note

4 p.
box 2, folder 30, oversize FB22571

1793, November 21: Robert Mackintosh to Robert Kenyon

Note

1 p.
box 2, folder 31, oversize FB22572

1810, May 16: George Lawrence to Thomas Hall

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 32, oversize FB22573

1810, November 20: George Lawrence to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 33

1820, March 28: Thomas Hinckley to Thomas K. Hall

Note

1 p.
box 2, folder 34, oversize FB22574

1830, October 8: Frances Esdaile to John Hall

Note

2 p.
box 2, folder 35

n.d.:William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

1 p.
box 2, folder 36, oversize FB22575

n.d.: William Hall (b.1696) to Thomas Hall (b.1725)

Note

3 p.
box 2, folder 37

n.d.: Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p. 1755?
box 2, folder 38, oversize FB22576

n.d.: Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall

Note

2 p. March 28
box 2, folder 39, oversize FB22577

n.d.: Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p. August 27
box 2, folder 40

n.d.: Mary Hall [mother] to Thomas Hall

Note

1 p.
box 2, folder 41, oversize FB22578

n.d.: Thomas Hall to Molly Hall [Mrs. Lawrence]

Note

4 p. June 8
 

PLANTATION AND ESTATE DOCUMENTS

 

Individual Estates

box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

A List of Slaves on Hallhead Estate taken this 1st day of January 1793.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

A List of the Increase of Slaves on Hallhead for 1792...Decrease of Slaves 1792.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

A List of Stock on Hallhead Estate this 1st of January 1793.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

A List of Hallhead Cane Pieces the 1st of January 1793.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

An Account of Sugar Crop 1792.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

Account Rum Crop 1792.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

Hallhead Estate in Account Current with Jaques and Fisher.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

A List of Balances due by Hallhead Plantation and also a List of debts due said Estate 31st of December 1792.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

Increase of Stock for 1792.
box 2, folder 42, oversize FB22579

Hallhead Estate - 1793 : An Account Book

Note

Decrease of Stock.
box 2, folder 43

Hallhead Estate - 1802, February 10

Note

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves and receipt for payment. 2 p.
box 2, folder 44

Hallhead Estate - 1807, January 13

Note

Receipt for the purchase of slaves. 1 p.
box 2, folder 45

Hallhead Estate - 1807, August 11

Note

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves and receipt for payment. 2 p.
box 2, folder 46

Hallhead Estate - 1807, October 21

Note

Receipt for the purchase of slaves. 2 p.
box 2, folder 47, oversize FB22580

Hallhead Estate - 1811, January 1

Note

A List of Slaves on Hall head Estate taken this 1st day of January. 13 p.
box 2, folder 48

Hallhead Estate - 1816

Note

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves. 1 p.
box 2, folder 49

Hallhead Estate - 1817

Note

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves. 1 p.
box 2, folder 50

Hallhead Estate - 1817

Note

General Tax Bill. 1 p.
box 2, folder 51

Hallhead Estate - 1818, December 31

Note

List of Slaves on Hall head Estate. 7 p.
box 2, folder 52

Hallhead Estate - 1819

Note

Doctor's bill for attendance of slaves. 1 p.
box 2, folder 53

Hallhead Estate - 1820

Note

General Tax Bill. 1 p.
box 2, folder 54

Hallhead Estate - 1820, January 1

Note

List of Slaves and Cattle on Hall Head Estate, the first day of January 1820, with the Increase and Decrease for the year 1819. Together with a List of Cane Peices [sic], their state and... 14 p.
box 2, folder 55, oversize FB22581

Hallhead Estate - 1820-1821

Note

Account ledger of John Hall listing sales of sugar. 10 p.
box 2, folder 56, oversize FB22582

Hallhead Estate - 1821, March 8-December 31

Note

Hall Head Estate Plantation to Charles Anderson [account ledger]. 7 p.
box 2, folder 57

Hallhead Estate - 1821, January 1

Note

List of Slaves on Hall Head Estate 1st January 1821. 9 p.
box 2, folder 58, oversize FB22583

Hallhead Estate - 1821

Note

Increase and Decrease of Slaves on Hall Head Estate Anno. 1 p.
box 2, folder 59, oversize FB22584

Hallhead Estate - 1822, March 11

Note

Hall Head Estate Crop Account - Anno Dom 1821. 1 p.
box 2, folder 60

Hallhead Estate - 1826

Note

General tax bill. 1 p.
box 2, folder 61, oversize FB22585

Hallhead Estate - 1835

Note

Increase and Decrease of Apprentices on Hall Head Estate for 1835. 1 p.
box 2, folder 62, oversize FB22586

Irwin Estate - 1758-1759

Note

Irwin Estate with John Rusea. 1 p. In two parts (a - b).
box 2, folder 63, oversize FB22587

Irwin Estate - 1777, June 2

Note

Valuation of Thirty eight Negroes the property of Mrs. Mary Lawrence on Irwin Estate to be sold to Hugh Kirkpatrick Hall Esquire. 2 p.
box 2, folder 64, oversize FB22588

Johnshall Estate [Copartnership estate with John Rusea] - 1757-1758

Note

Johnshall Account. 8 p.
box 2, folder 65, oversize FB22589

Johnshall Estate [Copartnership estate with John Rusea] - 1762-1763

Note

John Rusea with Johnshall Estate. 3 p. In two parts (a - b).
box 2, folder 66, oversize FB22590

Johnshall Estate [Copartnership estate with John Rusea] - 1763-1764

Note

John Rusea - Johnshall Estate. 14 p.
box 2, folder 67, oversize FB22591

Tryall Estate - 1758-1759

Note

Account of James Hindlater with Tryall Estate. 1 p.
box 2, folder 68, oversize FB22592

Tryall Estate - 1759

Note

James Hindlater's account for Tryall Estate. 1 p.
box 2, folder 69, oversize FB22593

Tryall Estate - no date

Note

Estimation of Tryall Estate, including additional profit in time of war Tryall Estate in time of war. 3 p.
box 2, folder 70, oversize FB22594

Documents for the several estates 1782

Note

A List of Negroes on Irwin Estate September 1, 1782 as taken by Messrs. Robert Kenyon and John Kennion Attornies to Messrs. Kennion, Caldwell & Smythe Trustees of H.K. Hall, Esq. [includes date for Kirkpatrick Hall Estate and Tryall Estate and a Recapitulation of the Property of H.K. Hall Esq. in Jamaica from the foregoing estimation,] 14 p.
box 2, folder 71, oversize FB22595

Documents for the several estates 1820

Note

A Return of Slaves in the Parish of Saint James. The Property of Thomas K. Hall Esq this 1st Jan. 1820 [includes Tryall, Kirkpatrick Hall, and Stapleton Pen], 7 p.
box 3, folder 1, oversize FB22601

Documents for the several estates 1821

Note

Return of Slaves on Irwin Estate this 28th day of December 1821 [includes Tryall, Kirkpartrick Hall, and Stapleton Pen], 6 p.
box 3, folder 2, oversize FB22602

Documents for the several estates 1822

Note

A Return of Slaves, settled on the Properties of Thomas K. Hall Esq. in the Parish of Saint James -- this 28th Dec. 1822 -- On Irwin Estate [includes Kirkpatrick Hall and Tryall Estates}, 8 p.
box 3, folder 3, oversize FB22603

Documents for the several estates 1825

Note

A Return of Slaves in the Parish of Saint James the property of Thomas K. Hall Esq. taken this 1st day of January 1825 -- On Irwin [includes Tryall, Stapleton Pen, and Kirkpatrick Hall]. 4 p.
box 3, folder 4, oversize FB22604

Documents for the several estates 1827

Note

List of Slaves upon Irwin Estate taken 28th December 1827 [includes Tryall and Kirkpatrick Hall]. 4 p.
box 3, folder 5, oversize FB22605

Documents for the several estates 1828

Note

List of Slaves upon Irwin Estate taken this 28th day December 1828 [includes Kirkpatrick Hall, Tryall, and Stapleton Pen]. 5 p.
box 3, folder 6, oversize FB22606

Documents for the several estates 1830

Note

A List of Slaves on Irwin Estate on the 28th day of December 1830 [includes Kirkpatrick Hall and Tryall Estates]. 6 p. In three parts (a - c).
 

Account Ledgers

box 3, folder 7, oversize FB22607

1756: Assignees of Dehany & Bowen in Account Curr.[ent] with Thomas Hall

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 8

1756: Thomas Hall Esq. his Acco[unt] Curr.[ent] with Joseph Manesly

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 9, oversize FB22608

1757-1759: Benjamin Heath with Thomas Hall

Note

1 p. Two copies in two parts (a - b).
box 3, folder 10, oversize FB22609

1757-1759: Thomas Hall with John Rusea

Note

[title continues] for the difference of the price of the Negroes put on by them on their Copartnership Estates and for the said In[terest] Rusea his promissary Note of 841.5 [pounds]. 1 p.
box 3, folder 11, oversize FB22610

1759: James Irving Esq. With Tho[mas] Hall Esq

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 12, oversize FB22611

1762-1763: Thomas Hall Esq. in Acco.[unt] With Samuel Cleland

Note

7 p.
box 3, folder 13, oversize FB22612

1764-1765: Copartnership of Hall and Rusea unto John Rusea

Note

7 p.
box 3, folder 14, oversize FB08812

1764-1765: Copartnership of Hall and Rusea unto John Rusea

Note

11 p.
box 3, folder 15, oversize FB22613

1765-1766: Thomas Hall Esq. to John Scott

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 16, oversize FB22614

1755-1782: General State of the Affairs of William Hall Esq

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 17, oversize FB22615

1790-1792: Mrs. Alice Kennion in Account Current with William and Tho.[mas] Bond

Note

12 p.
 

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

 

Bonds

box 3, folder 18, oversize FB22616

1720-1721: Jamaica

Note

Know all men by these presents that James Campbel Esq and William Hall Planter both of the parrish of Westmoreland and Island aforesaid, are jointly and severally held and firmly Bound to Thomas Hall and Patience his wife... 1 p.
box 3, folder 19, oversize FB22617

1749: Jamaica

Note

Know all men by these presents that I David Dehany Senior of the Parish of Hanover and Island aforesaid am held and firmly bound unto Thomas Hall of the Parish of Saint James... 2 p. [copy]
box 3, folder 20, oversize FB22618

1765: Jamaica

Note

Know all Men by these presents that We Murdock Macleod of the parish of Westmoreland in the county of Cornwall and Island of Jamaica Planter George Lesslie of the same place Planter Alexander McDonald of the said Parish of Westmoreland County and Island aforesaid Planter and John Williams of the same Place Esquire are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Hall... 2p. [copy]
 

Cases with legal opinions

box 3, folder 21, oversize FB22619

1747: Case involving the property of Patience Hall - opinion by Richard Bookford

Note

2 p. [see also FAMILY DOCUMENTS - Wills - 1741, March 31]
box 3, folder 22, oversize FB22620

1747, August 1: Case involving the property of Patience Hall

Note

Opinion by Andrew Arcedeckne. 2 p.
box 3, folder 23

1672, October 3: Jamaica. Firth to Ray...File 1 fo: 222

Note

2 p. [copy]
box 3, folder 24

1747, September 22: Legal opinion for an unidentified case

Note

Opinion by Andrew Arcedeckne. 1 p.
box 3, folder 25, oversize FB22621

Ca. 1747: Case involving the property of Patience Hall - opinion by Robert Penny

Note

2 p.
box 3, folder 26, oversize FB22622

1685, July 17: Jamaica. Frith William to Thomas Hall... lib 17 fol 204

Note

3 p. [copy]
box 3, folder 27, oversize FB22623

1752, May 9: Hugh Kirkpatrick dies intestate

Note

[title continues] leaving Mary Hall, his only child sole Heir - opinion by John Burke. 3 p.
box 3, folder 28, oversize FB22624

1763, November 28: George Goodin late of the Island of Jamaica Esq..

Note

This opinion by L. Ambler states that the property of George Goodin should go to the children of Mary Dehany, wife of Thomas Hall. 2 p.
box 3, folder 29, oversize FB22625

[after 1772]: Hugh Kirkpatrick of the Island of Jamaica Esquire

Note

2 parts (a - b).
 

Miscellaneous Legal Documents

box 3, folder 30, oversize FB22626

1757, May 9: Letter of attorney to grant land for life transferred from Thomas Hall to Samuel Cleland

Note

2 p.
box 3, folder 31, oversize FB22627

1783, February 24: To be sold by Auction

Note

Conditions of sale of land at Toxteth Park near Liverpool. 2 p.
box 3, folder 32

1785: Toxteth Park Taxes

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 33

1817, December 27: Epitome of the Settlement made on the Marriage of Thomas Newman Esq. with Miss Eliza Anne..

Note

6 p.
 

FAMILY DOCUMENTS

 

Genealogical Documents

box 3, folder 34, oversize FB22628

Ca. 1719: Death dates of Thomas Hall's (b.1660?) children

Note

ca. 1719, 1 p. In 7 parts, FB-226-28e.
box 3, folder 34, oversize FB22628

1722: The heraldry of John Kirkpatrick from NISBETS SYSTEM OF HERALDRY

Note

1p. In 7 parts, FB-226-28a.
box 3, folder 34, oversize FB22628

Ca. 1726: Data on William Hall's (b.1696) family

Note

2 p. In 7 parts, FB-226-28f.
box 3, folder 34, oversize FB22628

1746, May 28: Memoranda of the age of my family -- Hugh Kirkpartrick

Note

1 p. In 7 parts, FB-226-28b.
box 3, folder 34, oversize FB22628

1769, May 27: Certificate of the ages of the children of Thomas Hall [b.1725]

Note

1 p. In 7 parts, FB-226-28c.
box 3, folder 34, oversize FB22628

1797, June 7: True copy of the Register Book of Baptism for Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall and Martha Hall

Note

2 p. In 7 parts, FB-226-28d.
box 3, folder 34, oversize FB22628

no date: Birthday dates of Thomas Hall's (b.1660?) children

Note

4 p. In 7 parts, FB-226-28g.
 

Military Commissions

box 3, folder 35, oversize FB22629

1723, November 16: Hugh Kirkpatrick appointed Captain of a company in the parish of St. James, Jamaica

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 36, oversize FB22630

1724, December 3: Hugh Kirkpatrick appointed to be Captain of a troop of horses in St. James parish, Jamaica

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 37, oversize FB22631

1741, October 1: Thomas Hall appointed to be lieutenant in Jamaica

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 38, oversize FB22632

1752, December 23: Thomas Hall appointed to be Captain of a troop of horses in St. James parish, Jamaica

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 39, oversize FB22633

1756, November 5: Thomas Hall appointed to be Lieutenant Colonel of the Western division of Horse

Note

1 p.
 

Miscellaneous Documents

box 3, folder 40, oversize FB22634

1772, November 10: Funeral Bill of Thomas Hall Esq

Note

2 p.
box 3, folder 41

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall Esq Sheriff of Staffordshire for 1817. 2 p.
box 3, folder 42, oversize FB22635

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817: The expenses out of pocket of suing the Patent passing the accounts and obtaining the Quietus paid by Collins and Keen, as follows... 4 p.
box 3, folder 43, oversize FB22636

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817: Account ledger. 1 p.
box 3, folder 44, oversize FB22637

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817, March 1: Receipt . 1 p. In 5 parts, FB-226-37a.
box 3, folder 44, oversize FB22637

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817, March 18: Receipt. 1 p. In 5 parts, FB-226-37a.
box 3, folder 44, oversize FB22637

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817, March 18: Receipt for lodging, etc. 1 p. In 5 parts, FB-226-37b.
box 3, folder 44, oversize FB22637

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817, March 20: Account of the high Sherriffs Servants from Thursday until Monday. 1 p. In 5 parts, FB-226-37b.
box 3, folder 44, oversize FB22637

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817, July 29: Bill from William Bentley, Cock Inn, Stafford (printed document). 1 p. In 5 parts, FB-226-37c.
box 3, folder 44, oversize FB22637

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817, July 29: Receipt. 1 p. In 5 parts, FB-227-37c.
box 3, folder 44, oversize FB22637

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1817, November 21: Receipt. 1 p. In 5 parts, FB-226-37d.
box 3, folder 44, oversize FB22637

Documents related to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall's term as Sheriff of Staffordshire

Note

1818, February 17: Received 17th February 1818 of Mr. Thomas Hinkley the sum of one pound and twelve shillings for Men of Javelin. Men's Lodgings at the White Hart Inn, Stafford at the Lent and Summer Assizes in 1817. 1 p. In 5 parts, FB-226-37e.
box 3, folder 45

Page from the New Testament book of Ephesians

Note

1 p.
 

Wills

box 3, folder 46, oversize FB22638

1741, March 31: Jamaica

Note

In the Name of God Amen I Patience Hall of the Parish of St. James and Island of Jamaica aforesaid Widow being Sick of Body but of Sound Mind and Memory... 1 p.
box 3, folder 47, oversize FB22639

1763, October 29: I James Barclay of the parish of Westmoreland in the Island of Jamaica..

Note

3 p. [see also CORRESPONDENCE -- 1763, September 25: George Stowe? to Thomas Hall]
box 3, folder 48, oversize FB22640

1830-1840: Frances Esdaile documents

Note

1830, February 5: Abstract of the Will and Codicils of the late Mrs. Frances Esdaile widow. 7 p. In 3 parts, FB-226-40a.
box 3, folder 48, oversize FB22640

1830-1840: Frances Esdaile documents

Note

1840: Stamp Office -- Legacy Receipt. 2 p. In 3 parts, FB-226-40b.
box 3, folder 48, oversize FB22640

1830-1840: Frances Esdaile documents

Note

no date: The late Mrs. Frances Esdaile - Statement of Effects for Probate. 2 p. In 3 parts, FB-226-40c.
box 3, folder 49, oversize FB22641

no date: Abstract of the Will of the late Mr. Robert Kenyon

Note

2 p.
 

POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

 

Governor Charles Knowles Related Documents

box 3, folder 50, oversize FB22642

1755, July 3: To the R. Honble the Lords of the Committee of his Majesties most Honble Privy Council..

Note

[See also CORRESPONDENCE -- 1755, October 30: John Pownall to William Murray]. 4 p.
box 3, folder 51, oversize FB22643

1756, January 23: Notes of the House of Commons

Note

2 p. First of two parts (FB-226-43a).
box 3, folder 51, oversize FB22643

1756, January 28: Notes of the House of Commons

Note

2 p. Second of two parts (FB-226-43b).
box 3, folder 52, oversize FB22644

No date: Grievances

Note

4 p.
box 3, folder 53, oversize FB22645

No date: To the Freeholders of Jamaica

Note

2 p.
box 3, folder 54, oversize FB22646

No date: To the only true and recall Freeholders of the island of Jamaica the following Authentick Account..

Note

5 p. In two parts (a - b).
 

Miscellaneous Political Documents

box 3, folder 55, oversize FB22647

1748, May 9: The humble Petition of the innocent disciples and sons of Christ (commonly called the negro..

Note

2 p.
box 3, folder 56

No date: What of his knaves and fools of D. did write Applied to our will fitt them just as right

Note

[Political poem?] 10 p.
 

Public Documents Related to Jamaica

box 3, folder 57, oversize FB22648

1745: Poll of the St. James Election

Note

1 p.
box 3, folder 58, oversize FB22649

1745: Jamaica

Note

Account of Negros and Cattle in the said Island as returned on the Poll Taxes in the Years 1734, 1740, and 1745 [by parish]. 1 p.
box 3, folder 59, oversize FB22650

1752, January 1: Inhabitants of Parish of St. James -- Taken 1st January 1752

Note

10 p.
 

Accession Processed in 1995

 

CORRESPONDENCE

box 3, folder 60

1819, January - March: Mr. T.K. Hall - Compte avec la Banque Corlonia and C

box 3, folder 61

1819, March 25: Messiers Torlonias to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall

box 3, folder 62

1819, April 3: Letter to Thomas Kirkpatrick Hall

box 3, folder 63

1819, May 1: Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall

box 3, folder 64

1819, June 16: Account of Duty and Charges on a case marked MK by the Mercury

box 3, folder 65, oversize FB22651

1819, November 6: Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall

box 3, folder 66, oversize FB22652

1819, August 28: Messiers Torlonias to T.K. Hall

box 3, folder 67, oversize FB22653

1820, October 14: Messiers Tortonias to T.K. Hall

box 3, folder 68, oversize FB22654

1822, January 26: Louis Chievery to Mrs Hall

box 3, folder 69, oversize FB22655

1825, May 3: Lorenzo Hall to John Hall

box 3, folder 70, oversize FB22656

1830, December 20: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 71, oversize FB22657

1831, March 27: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 72, oversize FB22658

1831, May 14: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 73, oversize FB22659

1831, August 11: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 74, oversize FB22660

1834, July 21: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 75, oversize FB22661

1834, July 31: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 76, oversize FB22662

1834, August 19: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 77, oversize FB22663

1834, August 31: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 78, oversize FB22664

1842, March 6: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 79, oversize FB22665

1842, March 26: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas Hall

box 3, folder 80, oversize FB22666

1842, April 9: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 81, oversize FB22667

1842, April 25: Lorenzo Hall to Thomas K. Hall

box 3, folder 82, oversize FB22668

1842, August: Sarah M. Hope to Thomas K. Hall

 

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS

box 3, folder 83

1772, October 9: James Kerr to Thomas Hall

Note

Fragment of a letter regarding Hallhead Estate.
box 3, folder 84, oversize FB22669

1799-1804: Diary fragment (pp. 5-8)

Note

Contains yearly entries by a man living in the English countryside.
box 3, folder 85

1809: Receipt for medical treatment of slaves at Hallhead Estate

box 3, folder 86

1810, July 24: Receipt for funds drawn against Hallhead Estate account

box 3, folder 87

No date: Fragment of a bond between John Irving and Robert Kerr

box 3, folder 88

Trade cards

 

Collection Microfilm

box 4, folder 1

Microfilm, Reel 1

Note

Box 1, Folders 1-79
box 4, folder 2

Microfilm, Reel 2

Note

Box 2, Folders 1-60
box 4, folder 3

Microfilm, Reel 3

Note

Box 2, Folder 61 - Box 3, Folder 29
box 4, folder 4

Microfilm, Reel 4

Note

Box 3, Folders 30-88