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 Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6
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 BASIL DUCKETT HALL, Planter, b. 21st August, 1797, in Frederick County,
Maryland; d. 5th May, 1875, at "White Hall," Anne Arundel County, Maryland. 
In 1830 he sold the HALL Homestead near Governor's Bridge, Anne Arundel 
County, and purchased and removed to that part of "White Hall" formerly 
owned by his father on the opposite side of the public road from the birthplace 
of Johns HOPKINS, and where the latter lived until he moved to Baltimore 
and accumulated his large fortune.
Basil Duckett HALL was one of the founders of Severn Parish, Anne Arundel 
County, and was one of the original vestrymen of that Parish, and an active 
worker and supporter of St. Stephen's Church until his death. He, with 
members of his immediate family, are buried in the cemetery adjoining the 
Church.
In 1855, with the late Richard I. DUVALL, Phil M. LEAKIN, William JONES, 
Benjamin E. GANTT, William H. BALDWIN, and others he was one of the 
Founders and an original Trustee of the Anne Arundel Academy. 
Basil Duckett HALL m. (firstly) 8th September, 1836, Margaret DAVIDSON, b. 29th 
September, 1810, d. 4th August, 1856, dau. of Samuel and Mary (BIRD) 
DAVIDSON, of Annapolis, Md. Samuel DAVIDSON was a son of John 
DAVIDSON, of Annapolis, and Eleanor, his wife. 
John DAVIDSON was an ardent patriot during the Revolutionary War. 
His ancestors were among the earliest settlers in Anne Arundel County. 
Samuel Davidson received wounds at the Battle of Bladensburg, in the War of 1812 from which he 
d. At his death his two children Margaret and Empson lived with their Aunt 
Margaret DAVIDSON on Georgetown Heights in the District of Columbia, 
in the old homestead, which is still in the possession of one of the 
DAVIDSON descendants. The DAVIDSONS are direct descendants of the 
famous Scotch Clan of that name, as is also the present Archbiship of 
Canterbury. A characteristic of the descendants of this Clan is their ruddy
complexion and slightly reddish hair. 
Basil Duckett HALL m. (secondly)30th June, 1863, Anne D. MULLIKEN, d. 20th April, 1896, in Baltimore, 
dau. of Basil Duckett MULLIKEN, of Prince George's County. By this marriage there was no issue. 

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 2. Margaret Davidson, b. 23d September, 1870; m. 12th November, 1896, 
Frank Asbury MONROE, a merchant and prominent citizen of Annapolis, 
and a vestryman St. Ann's Church, and member of the School Board of 
Anne Arundel County. 

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 5. Samuel Davidson, b. 27th February, 1885. Shortly after leaving school 
he became a newspaper reporter; later he went to West Virginia where he 
engaged in coal mining, and at the same time took a course in chemistry, 
specializing in explosives, and when the United States entered the Great 
War he volunteered among the first, and is now a first Lieutenant of Engineers 
in the United States Army; he is married. 

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 BASIL DUCKETT HALL, Planter, b. 21st August, 1797, in Frederick County, 
Maryland; d. 5th  May, 1875, at "White Hall," Anne Arundel County, Maryland. 
In 1830 he sold the HALL Homestead near Governor's Bridge, Anne Arundel 
County, and purchased and removed to that part of "White Hall" formerly 
owned by his father on the opposite side of the public road from the birthplace 
of Johns HOPKINS, and where the latter lived until he moved to Baltimore and 
accumulated his large fortune.
Basil Duckett HALL was one of the founders of Severn Parish, Anne Arundel 
County, and was one of the original vestrymen of that Parish, and an active 
worker and supporter of St. Stephen's Church until his death. He, with members 
of his immediate family, are buried in the cemetery adjoining the Church.
In 1855, with the late Richard I. DUVALL, Phil M. LEAKIN, William JONES, 
Benjamin E. GANTT, William H. BALDWIN, and others he was one of the 
Founders and an original Trustee of the Anne Arundel Academy. Basil Duckett 
HALL m. (firstly) 8th September, 1836, Margaret DAVIDSON, b. 29th September, 
1810, d. 4th August, 1856, dau. of Samuel and Mary (BIRD) DAVIDSON, of
Annapolis, Md. Samuel DAVIDSON was a son of John DAVIDSON, of Annapolis, 
and Eleanor, his wife. John DAVIDSON was an ardent patriot during the 
Revolutionary War. His ancestors were among the earliest settlers in Anne 
Arundel County. Samuel Davidson received wounds at the Battle of Bladensburg, 
in the War of 1812 from which he d. At his death his two children Margaret and
Empson lived with their Aunt Margaret DAVIDSON on Georgetown Heights in 
the District of Columbia, in the old homestead, which is still in the possession 
of one of the DAVIDSON descendants.
The DAVIDSONS are direct descendants of the famous Scotch Clan of that 
name, as is also the present Archbiship of Canterbury. A characteristic of the 
descendants of this Clan is their ruddy complexion and slightly reddish hair. 
Basil Duckett HALL m. (secondly) 30th June, 1863, Anne D. MULLIKEN, d. 20th 
April, 1896, in Baltimore, dau. of Basil Duckett MULLIKEN, of Prince  George's 
County. By this marriage there was no issue. 

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 III. Rev. Samuel Davidson HALL, b. 22d April, 1842; d. 21st February, 
1891;  m. 27th December, 1866, Permelia Victoria IGLEHART, dau. of 
John Wilson IGLEHART, of South River, Anne Arundel County. Samuel 
DAVIDSON HALL was educated at Anne Arundel Academy and Maryland 
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He studied divinity under Bishop WHITTINGHAM by whom he was 
ordained a priest of the Protestant Episcopal Church about 1866. He was 
at various times Assistant Principal at Hannah Moore Academy. He was 
successively Rector of St. Stephen's Parish, Anne Arundel County,
Shrewsbury Parish, Kent County, Maryland, Chapel of the Advent, Baltimore, 
Maryland, the Churches at Seaford, Delaware, and Denton, Maryland. 
He d. at the Church Home and Infirmary, Baltimore, while Rector of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church at Sykesville, Maryland. 

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 2. Margaret Davidson, b. 23d September, 1870; m. 12th November, 1896, 
Frank Asbury MONROE, a merchant and prominent citizen of Annapolis, 
and a vestryman St. Ann's Church, and member of the School Board of 
Anne Arundel County. 

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 11. Davidson Hall MONROE, b. 29th October, 1900; d. 19th January, 1903. 

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 2. Mary Davidson, b. 14th March, 1879, d. 11th April, 1880. 

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 5. Samuel Davidson, b. 27th February, 1885. Shortly after leaving school 
he became a newspaper reporter; later he went to West Virginia where he 
engaged in coal mining, and at the same time took a course in chemistry, 
specializing in explosives, and when the United States entered the Great 
War he volunteered among the first, and is now a first Lieutenant of 
Engineers in the United States Army; he is married. 

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 3. Margaret Davidson, b. 22d September, 1883. 

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William English Walling's Descent from John Grigsby and Jane Rosser 
of England 

 FANTA LENA of Spain; a lady of rank, imprisoned by her father in a tower 
near the water, escaped by a rope ladder to her lover and sailed with him 
in his vessel anchored nearby to Maryland, where her husband d.; she is 
said to have m. a second husband, a widower with children, named...
DAVIDSON, and to have become estranged from her own child, who m. in 
opposition to her wishes; her gd. son, Joseph SCROGIN, settled near 
Snow Hill, Maryland, where he m. Sarah CALDWELL, dau. of John CALDWELL, 
who d. in 1747, in Somerset County, Maryland. 

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 34. Janet GEORGE, deceased; m. circa 1876, in Glasgow, Scotland, 
John DAVIDSON.