A brief account of the life and death of Thomas Hall

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  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/339
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises ix.293
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      ff 3-68 (f 3v, f 4v, ff 5-10r, f 13v, f 14v, f 16r, f 22v, f 2 v, f 25v, f 28v, f 29v, f 30v, f 31v, f 32v, f 34v, f 38v, f 44v, f 45 v, f 46 v, f 50v, f 55v, f 61v, f 63v, f 66v, f 67v are blank). Additional pagination pp. 1-115

Scope and Content

A brief account of the life & death of Thomas Hall, Pastor & Minister of Kings-Norton in Worcestershire with his will and a catalogue of his books. f 4r: ‘Published by John Reynolds late Minister of Wolverhampton & sometimes Pupill to the aforesaid Author.’ No account of his death occurs; but ample space is left to continue or complete this Autobiography which extends beyond 1662.


Black notes 'Thomas Hall was the ejected Minister of Kings-Norton and died 13 April 1665. He was also Master of the Grammar School there, and describes his labours and literary works and draws his character at great length in this manuscript.'

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black ix.293; Thomas p.25


  • See Calamy’s Abridgement, pp. 339-40, Palmer’s Nonconformist Memorial, iii, 412-3.
  • See CR and F.J. Powicke in Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, viii, p. 166 ff.
  • See also Hall’s Vindiciæ literarum, the schools guarded: or, The excellency and usefulnesse of arts, sciences, languages, history, and all sorts of humane learning, in subordination to divinity, & preparation for the mynistry, by ten arguments evinced, ten cavils raised against it by Familists, Anabaptists, Antinomians, Lutherans, Libertines, &c. are reselled and answered. (1664).
  • For Thomas Hall(s) (bap 1610-65) see Corr 115, 876 CR, ODNB and Rel. iii. 93.
  • For John Reynolds (bap 1632-83) who was a member of the Worcestershire Association see CR and DWL/RB/1/138.