Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Richard Bennett Hall

Male 1740 - 1805  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Richard Bennett Hall  [1
    Born Between 1730 and 1740  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Oct 1805  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020995  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 

    Father Francis Hall,   b. Abt 1696, Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1785, Pleasant Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Lowe,   b. 1704, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 1718  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Magruder,   b. Abt 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1813, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Lowe Hall,   b. Abt 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1815, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     2. Amelia Hall,   b. Abt 1763, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1805, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     3. Eleanor Hall,   b. 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1792, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     4. Mary Hall,   b. 10 Jul 1769, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1849, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Francis Magruder Hall,   b. 1775, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1826, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F12838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 609 RICHARD BENNETT HALL 06/29/1802 10/11/1805
      "being in a weak state of Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Francis Magruder Hall --son
      -to have the following parcels of land: all that part of "Partnership" which testator's father gave him, also the "Addition to Partnership" "Second Addition to Partnership" and also that part of "Beali's Reserve" which testator purchased from Fielder Bowie. also part of "Major's Lon" which testator purchased from William Brashears and Richard Wooten
      -to have the Negroes left to widow at her decease
      -to have Negroes: "Carpenter Nacy" "Ned" and his wife "Sue" and a]] her children except for a girl "Polley" "Kate" and her children "Tom the Smith" "Jacob"--"Dinahls" son, "Nancy" "Babs" daughter and all her children except for "Kelly" who testator's daughter Mary Weems has in her possession, "Shadrack" and his wife and her children "Phil" "Harry" and his wife "Bab" and her children, all the children descended from "Rapp- and his wife, and "Charles" -Will's" son, "Hannah"--"Dinah's" daughter and her children
      2. Richard Lowe Hall --son
      -to have all that tract of land called "Killman" and the re-survey thereon, also to have a lot of land or tract called "Greenbrier" and that tract of land called -Fategue" and all the land which testator had of David Lockett --all of which lands lie in Montgomery County
      -to have Negroes: "Great Torn" and all the children of "Monica" his wife except for "Pegg" "Ned" and his wife "Nell" and all her children and grand children from her daughters, "Charles the Carpenter," "Rachel" and all her children, Luke the Younger" a boy "Peter"--"Bet's" son, and also the children descended from "Mary," deceased. "Roger" "Minta" his wife and all her children except her son "Peter," 'Sue" and her children, "James" "Thomas" son by "Jenny," "David, "Jerry" and "Hannah" --"Nancy's" daughter remainder of the estate to be divided between testator's 2 sons
      -Francis and Richard named joint executors of the will
      3. Margaret Hall --wife
      -to have the choice of which lands site chooses to live on of testator's plantations for her natural life or widowhood and to work her slaves
      -to have Negroes: "Dick" "James the Elder" "Charity" his wife, and her children, "Great Will" and "Sall" his daughter "Will" "Charles" commonly called "Rapp" and "Nancy" his wife and the cook woman "Jenny" also "Jack" and "Beck" "Linney's" daughter
      -to have 2 beds and furn., 12 chairs, 10 head of horned cattle, 10 head of hogs, 10 head of sheep, 4 work horses, 2 mares, the carriage and the two horses belonging to it -to have 100 pounds in money, all the use of testator's silver plate which she may choose and at her death the silver plate to be divided between testator's sons
      4. Mary Weems --daughter to have all the Negroes who testator lent to her who she now has in her possession
      -also to have Negroes: "Dinah"--"Rachels" mother and also "Arny" and her children
      -to have the money testator lent to Mr. Weems to pay Coolidge
      5. Richard Weems --grandson to have horse, saddle, and bridle
      6, John Read Magruder --grandson
      -to have all the slaves and stock of all kinds which testator lent to his daughter Amelia at her marriage
      -to have a horse, saddle. and bridle
      -testator's sons to purchase 250 acres for him but not to be conveyed to h im until he arrives at age 21
      Witnesses: Thomas Duckett Richard Samon Stephen Lee
      Then came: Stephen Lee
      Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 223 FRANCIS HALL, gentleman 08/22/1782 09/19/1785
      "being of sound and disposing mind and Memory ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Francis Hall --son
      -to have the sum of 5 shillings
      2. Susannah Darnall --daughter
      -to have the sum of 3 shillings
      I Henrietta Waring --daughter
      -to have Negro fellow "Ralph" who is now in the possession of her husband John Waring.
      4. Richard Bennett Hall --son
      -to have part of a tract of land which testator purchased from Charles Carroll on which he now dwells called "Partnership beginning at a marked white oak the beginning tree of the manor standing by the side of Collington branch and running thence west to a black oak by the aide of the main road in sight of James Mullikin's dwelling house
      by which tree is fixed a huge stone thence. . down by and with the main road until it intersects the 3rd line of the original tract thence. . . .to the 4th bounded tree of the land standing by Collington Branch thence running up the said branch by and w/ the original line to the 1st bounded tree
      -to have a tract of land called "The Second Addition to Partnership-
      -executor to pay him the sum of 200 pounds sterling
      5. Henry Lowe Hall --grandson
      -to have 3 Negroes heretofore given him by verbal agreement: "Tom" mulatto wench "Charity" and mulatto wench "Sall"
      6. Benjamin Hall --son
      -all of testator's Negroes to be divided w/ testator's son Richard Bennett Hall as by a deed of gift dated to each of them 11/25/1772
      -testator's tobacco, corn, and wheat to be divided w/ Richard Bennett Hall
      -to have all the money which testator has on account due from him by bond, note, etc.
      -to have all the land which testator is possessed of-except for that given testator's son Richard Bennett Hall
      -instructed to leave the land devised to him to Benjamin's son Henry Lowe Hall -named executor of the will
      Witnesses: James Drane, Thomas Lyles, Addison Murdock
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 133. At the request of Margaret Hall the following Deed was recorded September 25, 1767
      Indenture made August 31, 1767; Abraham Boyd, Gentleman and Barbary Boyd his wife in consideration of 5 shillings sterling money paid by Margaret Hall wife of Richard Bennett Hall have given by these presents under her all that undivided moiety or half part of a tract called "Norway" being part of "Largo" containing and laid out for 125 acres being the same tract given by a deed of gift by James Magruder and Barbary Magruder to Barbara Boyd and Margaret Hall. Signed Abraham Boyd, Barbara Boyd in the presence of and acknowledged before Christopher Lowndes, Jonathan Slater the same time Barbara Boyd wife of Abraham Boyd relinquished her right of dower
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      1770-1772 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      634-637. Richard Bennett Hall recorded 19 March 1772, made 11 October between William Brent and Eleoner his wife of Stafford County, Virginia, and Mary Carroll and Elizabeth Carroll of Frederick County, which said Eleoner, Mary and Elisabeth are daughters and devisees of Daniel Carroll late of Prince George's County, deceased. For £1300 they sell all that parcel of land, formerly in Prince George's County, now in Frederick County, called Killmain, granted Daniel Carroll, including all houses, outhouses, etc., containing 1300 acres. Signed Eleoner Brent, Wm Brent, Mary Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll before Andrew Heugh, Chas Jones. Receipt. Acknowledgment, Eleonar released dower rights
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1774-1780; Liber CC 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 192. At the request of Richard Bennett Hall the following Bill of Sale was recorded September 13, 1775
      I Jeremiah Belt, planter in consideration of 208 pounds nineteen shillings and 10 pence sterling money of Great Britain paid by Richard Bennett Hall has sold Negroes; Valentine, Tome Latching, Bob, Will, Sall, Suckey, Bess and Sue; provided that if Jeremiah Belt shall well and truly pay unto Richard Bennett Hall the aforesaid sum of money with interest thereon at or upon October 1st next then this Bill of Sale to be void. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this September 13, 1775, Jeremiah Belt in the presence of David Craufurd, Ralph Forster and acknowledged before David Craufurd

      === Research notes from Stephen Iman

      Richard Bennett Hall was a large planter at Prince George, and took a role in Revolutionary committees. He came from a long line of early Jesuit settlers and Halls involved in planting and storekeeping
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 578. May 24, 1780 from Philip Jenkins of M, to Richard Bennett Hall of Prince George's County. Sd Philip Jenkins, by virtue of an Act of Assembly made and passed in 1773 entitled An Act concerning estates tail and the jurisdiction of the County Courts, and for 12,000 £to him in hand paid by sd Richard Bennett Hall, Jenkins confirms to Hall, 2 tracts of land in M, the 1st tract called Saint Thomas, bounded by the west side of Broad Run, containing and laid out for about 150 acres. The other tract is called Good Will, and is bounded by the afd tract called Saint Thomas, containing, clear of elder surveys, about 39 1/2A acres. Signed - Phillip Jenkins. Wit - AEns Campbell*, Cha Hungerford*. Recorded Nov 13, 1780.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1785-1787; Liber HH {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 605. At the request of Richard Bennett Hall the following Deed was recorded November 22, 1787
      Indenture made November 20, 1787; Benjamin Hall s/o Francis, Gentleman in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth towards his brother Richard Bennett Hall and 5 shillings has given by these presents part of a tract whereon the said Richard Bennett Hall now dwells called "Partnership" and bounded by Collington Branch, the main road in sight of James Mullikins dwelling house; also the "Addition to Partnership" and "Second Addition to Partnership". Signed Benjamin Hall (and his wife unnamed relinquished her right of dower) in the presence of and acknowledged before Frank Leeke, Rinaldo Johnson
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793; Liber JRM 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 362. At the request of Mary Weems the following Deed was recorded November 19, 1792
      Indenture made November 14, 1792; Richard Bennett Hall in consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth towards has daughter Mary Weems and 5 shillings has given 137 acres of "Widows Purchase", 50 acres part of "Evans Range" and "Bowies Addition" and 250 acres of "Evans Range". Signed Rd B. Hall in the presence of and acknowledged before Thos. Duckett, Thos. Boyd and at the same time Margaret Hall w/o Richard Bennett Hall relinquished her right of dower


  • Sources 
    1. [S044737] Across the Years in Prince George's County, 413.
      Effie Gwynne Bowie

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