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John Hall, Sr.

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Kent, England
Death: May 26, 1673 (88)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Hall and Agnes Hall
Husband of Esther Hall
Father of Elizabeth Hall; Dea. John Hall, Jr., of Middletown; Richard Hall of Middletown; Sarah Whitmore; Samuel Hall of Middletown and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Hall; Agnes Hall; Richard Hall and Margaret Hall

Occupation: Carpenter, House-builder, ship-builder (GFSC); townsman, constable, grand levy man
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About John Hall, Sr., of Hartford and Middletown

John Hall Sr. was born abt 1584, Kent, England (390) and died on 26 May 1673, Middletown, Middlesex, CT (211)

Came to New England in 1633 and settled at Cambridge, MA, then moved to Roxbury, later to Hartford, CT about 1640, the same time as his future son-in-law Thomas and his family. He may have been a carpenter by trade, and in 1643 contracted with William Bloomfield for the erection of a building in town. In Sep 1653, he explored the Connecticut River area with two other men. Their report (dated Jan 1654) led to migrations from Dorchester to Wethersfield and from Cambridge to Hartford. In 1650, he moved to Middletown, an original settler.(390)(211)

John and all four of his children are listed among the original settlers of Middletown. The Middletown site puts his migration at Boston in 1635, Hartford in 1636 and Middletown in 1654.



  1. bef 1633 in England to Esther Willoche. She was born abt 1590 and died in England before 1633.


  1. F Sarah HALL Birth 9 Aug 1622, Kent, England (357) Death 7 Dec 1664, Middletown, Middlesex, CT. Married Deacon Thomas WETMORE Marriage 11 Dec 1645, Hartford, Hartford, CT
  2. M John Hall Jr. Birth 1619, Kent, England 390 Death 22 Jan 1693/4, Middletown, Middlesex, CT. Married Elizabeth Marriage bef 1670, Middletown, Middlesex, CT
  3. M Richard Hall Birth 1620 Death Mar 1691, Middletown, Middlesex, CT. Married Mary Anthony Marriage abt 1646, Hartford, Hartford, CT
  4. M Samuel Hall Birth abt 1626 Death 14 Mar 1690, of Middletown, Middlesex, CT




Bury, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom  

Marriage to Esther Ann Willocke1619

— Age: 35

Kent, England  


26 May

— Age: 89

 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States 

Biographical Summary:

John Hall, born in the Co. of Kent, 1584; freeman, Boston, 1635; went with John Oldham to view the lands in Connecticut, in 1633;1 Hartford, 1639, was a proprietor "by courtesie of the town;" his home-lot was on the brow of " the Hill," about where the Catlin place now is; this lot he sold to William Spencer; removed to Middletown, where his land is recorded, June 10, 1654; collector of customs there, 1659; married (1) Esther, who probably died before he left England; (2) Ann, daughter of John Willcock, of Hartford; he died May 26, 1673, "in the 89th year of his age, and the 40th of his being in New England." His widow, Ann, died July 20, 1673, aged about 57.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 242. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

This may be John Hall the Younger.

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John Hall, Sr., of Hartford and Middletown's Timeline

June 15, 1584
Kent, England
June 18, 1584
Canterbury, Kent, England
June 18, 1584
St. Paul,Canterbury,Kent,England
June 18, 1584
St. Paul, Canterbury, Kent, England
June 18, 1584
St.-Paul, Canterbury, Kent Co., England
August 4, 1618
Age 34
Canterbury, St Paul, Kent, Engl
Age 34
Kent, England
June 5, 1620
Age 35
June 5, 1620
Age 35
Canterbury, St Paul, Kent, England