Thomas Hall

1758–
Clee, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Hall was born in 1758, in Clee, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Isaac Hall, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Deuce, was 22. He married Anne about 1783, in Clee, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Hall
1758–
Anne
1762–
Marriage: about 1783

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1783
Clee, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

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siblings

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World Events (7)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 12

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 17

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 31

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Scandinavian: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hōll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from places named with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. The English name has been established in Ireland since the Middle Ages, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Hall, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Thomas Hall, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Thomas Hall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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