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Hal: nickname for Harold (see also Harry)
Hannah: nickname for Anna or Susannah Example
Harry: originally a nickname for Henry, but now often either a name itself or a nickname for Harold or Harrison
headright (colonial) the right to a designated number of acres per "head" (individual) transported to a new territory (50 acres in Virginia during most of the 17th century). See also Transport (Maryland)
Hen.: abbreviation for Henry.
hereditaments: property (usually real) that can be inherited Example
Hetty: nickname for Henrietta
High Court of Admiralty: in English law, a court that exercised jurisdiction in prize cases, and had general jurisdiction in maritime causes.
Hugh: sometimes a nickname for Elihu, in which case the full name may be spelled Eli Hugh. In Tennessee, may indicate a namesake of Hugh Lawson White.
Hugo: (latin) given name, Hugh.
hundred: originally came into use under the Saxon organization of England, with each county or shire comprised of an indefinite number of hundreds (civil administrative regions), each hundred containing at least ten tithings, or groups of ten families of freeholders or frankpledges. In the north of England, the word is used.
husbandman: a farmer, cultivator or tiller of the ground; originally a tenant who cultivated leased ground.
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