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HALL, Percival

HALL, Percival[1]

Male 1672 - 1752  (80 years)

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  • Name HALL, Percival 
    Born 11 Feb 1671/72  Sutton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1752  [1
    • [Byrne.FTW]

      Percival Hall, of Medford, owned the covenant of the church of Cambridge in order to have his children baptized; and son Percival was baptized Nov. 20, 1698; he and his wife were admitted to full communion Dec. 31, 1699; he was one of the founders of the church of Medford, Feb. 11, 1713, and was chosen deacon in place of his father-in-law Thomas Willis, who resigned on account of old age, March 9, 1720. He was proprietor of Sutton in 1720, and removed to that place in the fall of 1720, or in the following spring; was dismissed from the church of Medford, Dec. 3, 1721, and with his wife was admitted to the church of Sutton, the same month, and not long after was chosen the 2d deacon of that church; he became a very prominent and efficient man in both church and town affairs. He appeared to be the chief means of the settlement of his kinsman Rev. David Hall, from Yarmouth, over the church of Sutton; he was a very large landed proprietor, and represented the town in General Court (see History of Sutton). His grandson Jonathan Hall, of Windsor, Vt, said "that he was a short, thick man, and a great worker." His grave is near that of his son Willis in the burying ground near the meeting house in Sutton Center, but there is no grave stone erected to his memory. Those of his posterity who feel an interest in having a suitable monument set up at his grave will do well to write to Gardner Hall, of Sutton, on the subject. His children were:

      NOTE. THE WILLIS FAMILY. The name is written on the records of Cambridge, Willow,
      Willows, and Willoes, the name should be spelled Willow, and is quite another name than
      Wyllys, which is generally spelled Willis. But his descendants prefer to be called Willis
      rather than Willow. George Willow (Willis) the emigrant ancestor was born in England
      about 1602, and came to Cambridge about 1628, although the formation of the town was not
      until 1630. In 1688 he stated that he was 86 years old and had lived in Cambridge 60
      years. He m., 1st., Widow Jane Palphry, the mother of John Palphry, some of whose
      descendants have been men of distinction; m., 2d, Sarah (???), who survived him. George
      Willis and wife Jane were members of the church of Cambridge in full communion before
      1658, when the church records were burned. He made his will Sept. 17, 1690, and it
      was probated Oct. 7, 1690. He left two sons, 1. Thomas, b. Dec. 28, 1638; 2. Stephen,
      b. Oct. 14, 1644, and both had families. Thomas m. Grace, dau of William and Grace
      (Newell) Tay. William Tay was b. 1608; d. 1683, lived in Boston in 1643; m., in Roxbury,
      Sept. 14, 1644, Grace, dau. of Abraham Newell. Thomas was a house wright and lived
      in Billerica several years and removed to Medford before 1713 when he was one of the
      founders of the church, and was chosen its first deacon. He died Aug. 14, 1725. His
      wife Grace was born Aug. 23, 1645, and died Jan. 23, 1716, e. 70 years (see gravestone
      Medford). Their dau. Grace, m. Stephen Hall, of Medford, "Stow Hall" so called
      (see Halls of Stow).
    Person ID I232  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 

    Father HALL, John,   b. 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1701, Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother GREEN, Elizabeth,   b. 1637, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1712/13, Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1656  Middlesex County Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WILLIS, Jane,   b. Oct 1677,   d. 27 Oct 1757  (Age ~ 80 years) 
     1. HALL, Elizabeth
     2. HALL, Mary
     3. HALL, Martha
     4. HALL, Abigail
     5. HALL, Percival,   b. 18 Nov 1698,   d. 5 May 1738  (Age 39 years)
     6. HALL, Jane,   b. 5 May 1700
     7. HALL, Stephen,   b. 2 Apr 1709, Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1787, Sutton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. HALL, Thomas,   b. 12 Aug 1712
     9. HALL, Zacheus,   b. 11 Jan 1714/15
     10. HALL, Susannah,   b. 11 Jan 1714/15
     11. HALL, Grace,   b. 7 Oct 1717
     12. HALL, Willis,   b. 7 Mar 1719/20
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Byrne.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 20, 2005.

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