Col. John Hallett

???? - 1699


Barbados slave-owner and slave-trader.

  1. Will of John Hallett otherwise called Colonel John Hallett of St Gabriel Fenchurch, City of London, proved 01/02/1699. He left substantial property in Barbados and England among four children and to grandchildren, including two estates in St Michael and St John, the latter tentatively identified by LBS as Halletts, which he left to his eldest son John.


William Pettigrew, Freedom's Debt p. 50. LBS has not yet examined the records of a Chancery suit, Hodges v Hales, of 1723, C 11/1433/30: 'Thomas Hodges junior, esq (son and heir of Thomas Hodges, esq of St Giles Bloomsbury, Middlesex) and Mary Hodges his wife (late Mary Hallett, only child of Hon. Colonel John Hallett, esq deceased, late of Isle of Barbados, West Indies and Sarah Hallett his wife, since married to Robert Hales, esq.) said Mary Hodges is an infant (by her said husband).' It would appear that Mary Hodges nee Hallett was the daughter of John Hallett (d. c. 1716), the son of Col. John Hallett (d. c. 1699) - the will of John Hallett 'of St Nicholas' [in fact St Michael] d. c. 1716 was proved in London in 1722, and identifies his daughter as Mary (it is silent on his wife).

  1. PROB 11/449/190.

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1699 [EY] → Owner

Inferred by LBS to have been the estate in St John left (with another as yet unidentified estate in St Michael) by Col. John Hallett to his son John Hallett in his will proved in 1699.

Relationships (1)

Grandfather → Grand-daughter