Colonel Jasper Taylor Hall

12th Jun 1797 - 13th Apr 1861

Claimant or beneficiary


Absentee slave-owner in Jamaica, army officer in the Coldstream Guards.

  1. Son of Jasper Hall and Mary Hammond; born Jamaica 12/06/1797.

  2. Jasper Hall married Lucy Alves 10/08/1825 in Berne, Switzerland. She had been baptised 04/06/1803 in Sunninghill, Berkshire, daughter of William Alves (q.v.) and Sarah Chandler Alves nee Davidson. Her mother (baptised in London, 02/02/1773) was the daughter of Duncan Davidson senior (q.v.) and his first wife Lucy.

  3. In 1829 James Ewing was pursuing Jasper Taylor Hall with a writ and successfully sought a court order that Hall had gone abroad to avoid service of the writ, the grounds of which were not shown in the source.

  4. In the 1841 census Jasper Hall, age 40, Army H[alf] P[ay] was living at Belvedere, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, with Lucy Hall, age 35 and children Jasper (age 15), Sarah (13), Magadalen (12), Catherine (11), Jane (7), Caroline (5), Edward (3) and William (2). In the same household were Lucy's siblings Magdalen Alves (25), Caroline Alves (25) and William Alves (30) and another child, Lucy Alves, age 3, presumably also a relation, as well as 2 male servants and 9 female servants.

  5. The notice of the death of his wife Lucy in the Court and Lady's Magazine, 1847, gives her as the daughter of William Alves Esquire of Enham House, Hampshire, and her death as occurring at Biebrich. Burial records from Biebrich give her date of death as 30/06/1847.

  6. In the 1861 census, Jasper T. Hall, age 63, widower, retired Lieut. Col., born Jamaica, was living at Baskerville House, Claines, Worcester, with his daughter Catherine H. (age 30, born Italiy), sister-in-law Magdalen Alves, age 52 and nephew Henry S. O'Hara, age 17 along with a nurse, a cook, a housemaid and a kitchenmaid.

  7. Will of Jasper Taylor Hall formerly of Biebrich on the Rhine in Germany but lately of Baskerville House near Worcester formerly a Lieut-Colonel in Her Majesty's Army died 13/04/1861 at Baskerville House, effects under £8000; executors Duncan Davidson Alves of Gresham House Old Broad Street and Francis Glanville of Sconer St Germans in Cornwall.


  1. Kingston Jamaica Baptisms, [accessed 14/12/2010].

  2., Switzerland, Select Marriages, 1532-1910 [database online];, England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975 [database online].

  3. London Gazette 18602 14/08/1829 p. 1534.

  4. 1841 census online.

  5. Court and Lady's Magazine vol. 26 p. 86 (1847);, Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 [database online].

  6. 1861 census online.

  7. National Probate Calendar 27 June 1861.

We are grateful to David Smart and Jim Brennan for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Lucy Alves
Jasper (1826-), Charles Gordon (1842-), Jane Ann and others

Associated Claims (1)

£5,842 13s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Hall married Davidson's...
Son → Father
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Duncan Davidson married Sarah, daughter of Col. Jasper Taylor Hall in 1877, as his fifth wife after Hall's death. ...

Addresses (4)

Biebrich, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Baskerville House, Worcester, Worcestershire, West Midlands, England
Belvidere, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, Wessex, England
Trumpeters House, Richmond, Surrey, South-east England, England