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Richard Hall (1650) / Mary (Anthony) Hall

Name: Richard Hall

Birth: About 1620, Kent, England (The Halls of New England/Hall, 1883)

Emigration: To Boston/Roxbury before 1635; to Hartford 1636; to Middletown in 1652.(FFS)

Death: March 27, 1691, Middletown, Conn.(MVR, BCVR)

Occupation & Public Service: Richard Hall was a weaver by trade" (The Halls of New England/Hall, 1883). Surveyor of highways, packer/culler of staves, townsman.(FFS)

Marriage: m. Mary Anthony, February 11, 1645, Hartford, Conn. (b. about 1621, Hampstead, England; d. March 30, 1691, Middletown, Conn.) She was the daughter of John Anthony & Mary Wiggs of London, England.(MVR, BCVR)

Children: 7 children between 1648-1661.(MVR, BCVR) (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).