David Hall

1772 - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Merchant in Barbados, then partner in Hall McGarel (q.v.) in London. Note there was a David Hall, "free mulatto" who owned two enslaved people in St Michael in 1832 so one of the smaller claims around Locust Hall may be for this man instead.

  1. Willl of David Hall of Portland Place Middlesex proved 14/09/1844. 'Formerly of Portman Square [sic], then of Botley's Park Surrey and now of Portland Place but intending to move very soon to 10 Park Crescent Middlesex.' [Probate Calendar]. The will is very short and simple and left everything to his son Alexander Hall Hall.

  2. Born Tully (Ireland) c. 1772. Married Margaret Salter, daughter of John Forster Alleyne and Elizabeth Gibbs (Willing) [died 7 May 1823] in Barbados 1811. Partner in Alexander, David and George Hall; David and George Hall; George Hall & Company. Left Barbados 1811, partner in Underwood Hall & Co. of London, West India merchants with Henry Iles Underwood, Charles McGarel and Alexander Hall. The firm continued after Underwood's death as Hall, McGarel & Co.

  3. 'Before his death he seems to have realised all his West Indian property and interests', including Locust Hall, sold in 1843 to William Alleyne Culpeper.


T71/897 Barbados claim no. 2307; T71/898 Barbados claim nos. 3731 (Locust Hall), 3732 and 3733; T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 314 (Ma Retraite), 555 (Eendragt (Endragt?) and Mon Repos), 714 (Philadelphia) and 750 (Cumings Lodge); T71/887 British Guiana claim no. 2405 (Hamburg, Tiger Island).

  1.  PROB 11/2005/48. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 MS reference 1844/32. His London address was 44 Portland Place in the 1838 Boyles Court Directory.

  2. James C. Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados families: from Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (1983), p. 270.

  3. Ibid.

Further Information

Margaret Salter Alleyne
Alexander Hall
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (12)

£1 18s 10d
£4,707 4s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£77 13s 7d
£15 10s 8d
£5,612 3s 9d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£14,118 9s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)
£2,606 18s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)
£17,110 13s 6d
£11,814 9s 10d
£7,300 3s 10d
£856 5s 6d
£22,846 1s 1d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1810 [EA] - 1843 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1827 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1803 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Hall McGarel & Co.
West India merchant  
Name partner
Underwood Hall
West India merchant  

Relationships (5)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Notes →
Also business...
Business partners

Addresses (3)

Botley's Park, Surrey, South-east England, England
44 Portland Place , London, Middlesex, London, England
Park Crescent, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England