Thomas James Hall

1788 - 1876


Son of Cossley Hall (d. 1790) of the Hyde Hall and Florence Hall plantations in Trelawny and his second wife Elizabeth Bromley Hall nee Rose. The family appear to have sold its plantations and enslaved people before compensation, possibly before 1811.

  1. Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Apr. 4, 1807. [Youngest s. of Crossley [sic], of Hyde Hall, Jamaica, W. Indies. B. there 1788. Educated at Harrow.] Matric. Michs. 1807; B.A. 1811; M.A. 1815. Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, Feb. 10, 1815. Judge-Advocate and Advocate-General of Jamaica, 1819. Joined the Northern Circuit, 1824. Commissioner of Bankruptcy in Liverpool; Stipendiary Magistrate there, 1836-9. Chief Magistrate at Bow Street, London, 1839-64. Declined a knighthood and a baronetage. Died Mar. 20, 1876, at 20, Leamington Road Villas, Paddington, London, W. (Boase, I. 1291; Law Lists; not in Harrow Sch. Reg.).

  2. Left £140,000 at death, when he was shown as formerly of 21 Queensborough Terrace, Hyde Park but late of 20 Leamington Road Villas, Westminster Park.


John Burke, History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland (4 vols., London, 1835-1838), vol. 4 pp. 741-743.

  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

  2. National Probate Calendar 1877 and 1878. The 1876 administration was cancelled.

Further Information

Wealth at death
Cambridge (Trinity) [1807-1811 ]
Legal Education
Midde Temple [1815 ]

Relationships (9)

Brother → Sister
Half-brother → Half-sister
Son → Mother
Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Aunt
Notes →
Thomas James Hall was the nephew of Anne Bromley...

Addresses (2)

20 Leamington Road Villas, Paddington, London, Middlesex, London, England
21 Queensborough Terrace, Hyde Park, London, Middlesex, London, England