Thomas Hals II

1676 - 24th Aug 1702


Son of Major Thomas Hals, who was granted the land that became Halse Hall in 1670. Thomas Hals II married Mary Rose, niece of Dr Fulke Rose, in Spanish Town, 18/12/1697. Inherited Halse Hall on the death of his father but died himself barely six months later, 24/08/1702. In his will, he left £400 to his widow, various small bequests and the remainder to his only son Thomas III (1699-1737).

His widow Mary went on to marry a further three times. When the last descendant of Thomas III died in 1743, Halse Hall was passed to Francis Sadler, son of her second husband Charles Sadler, who changed his name to Francis Sadler Hals in 1746.


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].

PROB 11/469/328.

Further Information

Mary Rose
Thomas (1699-1737)

PROB 11/469/328 - precis.

Thomas Hals Esq. of the parish of Clarendon and Island aforesaid.

To my dearly beloved wife Mary Hals all my household goods, plate, jewells, coaches and chariots and eight horses of her choice. Also to her £400 sterling to be paid at the Royal Exchange in London 12 months after my decease.

To my aunt Girese Moseley £20 sterling per annum for life in England or Ireland. Also to her £20 for mourning.

To my dear mother Elizabeth Webber £20.

To Captain John Rose and his wife £20 each.

To George Orborne £20.

To Elizbaeth Hemings £20.

To John Christie £20.

To Philemon Dun £10.

To Richard Thomas £10.

All the rest and residue both real and personal in Jamaica and England to my welbeloved son Thomas Hals and his heirs forever. The care and education of my son I leave to my wife during her widowhood. Should my son die without issue then I leave the same to my cousin Gireewill[?] Hals, the son of James Hals of Merthar in Cornwall, England, paying £100 yearly out of the same to Thomas Rose, son of Captain John Rose of London, merchant.

Executors to be Mary Hals, Emanuel Morton Esquire, John Peepe Esquire, Dr Daniel Webber and Joshua Smith, to whom £20 each.

Signed 21/08/1702.

Some undeciphered marginal notes.

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
1702 [SY] - 24/08/1702 [ED] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson