Thomas Hals III

1699 - 20th Nov 1737


Son of Thomas Hals II and his wife Mary nee Rose. Thomas Hals II died when his son was barely three years old and his mother soon remarried, to John Sadler. The will of Thomas Hals III has not been found but it was presumably a trust will as the will of his son Thomas Richard mentions only personal property. On the death of his last remaining child, Thomas Richard, in 1743, Halse Hall passed to Thomas III's half brother Francis Sadler, who changed his name to Francis Sadler Hals in 1746.

Thomas Hals of St Catherine, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1738. Slave-ownership at probate: 341 of whom 194 were listed as male and 147 as female. 53 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £22532.57 Jamaican currency of which £11302.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £6033.86 currency debts and £137.24 currency plate.


Lawrence J. Chubb, 'Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche' in Stephen K. Donovan (ed.), Jamaican Rock Stars, 1823-1971: The Geologists who Explored Jamaica (Boulder, CO, 2008) pp. 9-13.

Anne M. Powers, 'Mary Rose - a colonial snob', [accessed 16/04/2015].

Anne M. Powers, 'The Maroon War settlement of 1739', [accessed 16/04/2015].

Anne M. Powers, 'Descendants of Thomas Rose, fourth generation', [accessed 16/04/2015].

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

Elizabeth Hemming
Thomas Richard

Associated Estates (1)

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24/08/1702 [SD] - 20/11/1737 [ED] → Owner

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Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Nephew → Uncle
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