Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Ball

Male 1641 - 1694  (53 years)


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  • Name William Ball 
    Born 2 Jan 1640/41  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1694  Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023579  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father William Ball,   b. 2 Jun 1611, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1680, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Hannah Atherold,   b. 2 Feb 1617/18, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1695, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1638  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha Haynie,   b. Abt 1645, Bayview, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1671, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 1661  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F14317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Williamson,   b. Abt 1655, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1702, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1672/73  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Ball,   b. 12 Aug 1675, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1726/27, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. William Ball,   b. 12 Sep 1676, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1744/45, Millenbeck, St. Mary's White Chappel, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. James Ball,   b. 15 Oct 1678, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1754, Bewdley, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Joseph Ball,   b. 15 Oct 1680, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1721, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. George Ball,   b. 1683, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1746, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. Strachey Ball,   b. Abt 1685, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Feb 1697/98, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
     7. David Ball,   b. 26 Sep 1686, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1732/33, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     8. Samuel Ball,   b. 26 Sep 1686, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1752, Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     9. Margaret Ball,   b. 29 Sep 1694, Millenbeck, Lancaster Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Nov 1758, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 64 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F14316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaret Downman,   b. 1645, Morattico, Lancaster, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Sep 1702, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years) 
    Notes 
    • Williamson married first, but don't know if these were all her kids.
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F14318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BALL, Capt. William, of Parish St. Mary's White Chapel. 28 Sep. 1694. Rec. 16 Nov. 1694
      Wife (name not given), three eldest sons: William, Richard and James Ball; Sons: Joseph, George, David, Stretchly and Samuel Ball. Dau. Margaret Ball. Extrs. sons William and Richard, and brother Capt. David, Fox,
      Mr. Geo. Haile. Wits. Abraham Taylor, George Finch, Edwin Conway. W.B. 8, p. 45.
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      Father: William Ball IV b: 1615 in London, England
      Mother: Hannah Atherold b: 1618 in London, England
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      SOURCE: The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter, pg. 102
      "In 1662, WILLIAM UNDERWOOD gave to his nieces Margaret and Mary Williamson a tract of 882 acres patented by him in 1658. Children of James and Anne Williamson; Margaret married prior to March 1671 Capt. William Ball, Jr. of Lancaster and Mary married prior to March 1673 John Rosier, Gent. of Westmoreland.
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      James Hughes 2005-07-06 19:39:53
      The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter , Page 102

      Mar. 7, 1671, William Moseley delivered to Mr. Wm. Ball, Jr., Mr. James Williamson's patent for 1,800 acres of land dated 22 May, 1651, and the Underwood patent to Margaret and Mary Williamson for 882 acres, dated March 11, 1662. March 20, 1673, Capt. Wm. Ball, Gent., and Margaret his wife, a daughter and co-heir of Mr. James Williamson, and Anthony Bridges of Westmoreland, attorney for John Rosier, Gent., of Westmoreland, and Mary his wife, daughter and co-heir of James Williamson, sold to Charles Dacres, Clerke (Minister) of Westmoreland, 450 acres, part of a patent for 1,800 acres granted to Mr. James Williamson, dec'd, etc. They guaranteed title against themselves and the heirs of William Williamson, also dec'd.

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      Spouse: Anne Underwood- (Abt 1653- ) Marr: , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA

      Spouse: Mrs. Harris- (Abt 1653- ) Marr: , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA

      Spouse: Margaret Downman- (Abt 1653- ) Marr: , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA

      Spouse: Margaret Williamson- (Abt 1652- ) Marr: 1672, , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/HALE/2002-01/1010686806
      URL title: HALE-L Archives
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      On 13 March 1671/72 in Lancaster County, Virginia,:Commission of Administration according to Act upon the estate of Mary Hale, Widd: (deced), is granted unto George Hale, her Sonne, hee giveing securtiy according to Act. Mr. Will: Ball Junr. and Mr. Tho: Marshall are rdered to apprize the said estate & sworne in Cort., to whom is joyned Thomas Martyn & Nicholas George who are to be sworne by the said Mr. Ball Junr. An inventorie thereof to be exhibited to the next Cort. Dne: Therryott & Robt. Pritchett, Security.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 53
      Note:
      3. CAPTAIN WILLIAM2 BALL, JR. (William1), b. England, June 2, 1641; d. Lancaster county, Virginia., Sep. 30, 1694; will dat. Sep. 28, 1694; pro. Nov. 4, 1694.(*)

      He m. (I.) it is said, MISS WILLIAMSON, probably Margaret or Mary, dau. of James Williamson, of Rappahannock county, Virginia. (II.) MISS HARRIS, of "Bay View," Northumberland county, Virginia. (III.) cir. 1675, MARGARET DOWNMAN, dau. of Rawleigh Downman. (BALL 14, note.)

      It is not certainly known that Capt. Ball was thrice married; but it is impossible to ignore traditions that have any shadow of support. His marriage with Margaret Downman is beyond doubt. The other marriages have the authority of long accepted tradition. The letter of Col. James Ball (p. 31) and a number of the Ball charts give the name of the first wife as "Williamson." This Col. James was the great-grandson of Capt. William, and is entitled to some credit in the matter. However, I find no proof of the marriage of Capt. Ball with Miss Williamson, but the name Williamson is continued in the family of his sons--William 6, Richard 7, and of William 25, George 26, Williamson 105, &c., all direct descendants of Capt. Wm. Ball, supra. The tradition receives further coloring from an original deed still in the possession of the Downman family, descendants of this William. The deed, dated Nov. 2, 1675, recites that Major William Underwood, of Rapp'k County, Virginia., dec'd, gave to Margaret and Mary Williamson, daughters of Mr. James Williamson, of same county, dec'd, a tract of land in the freshes of Rapp'k River,

      (*) In the name of God Amen. I Capt Wm Ball of the Parish of St Mary's White Chappell in the County of Lancaster in Virginia being sick and weak in body but of sound and Perfect memory Praised be ye Almighty God for the same and considering the frailty of this life being but a blast I doe make this my Last will and Testament in manner and form Following hereby Revoking and making Void all other will or Wills Formerly by me made sealed or Published. First I give my soule to God that gave it me and Commit my body to the Earth to be buried in decent order at the Discreation of my Executors hereafter named In hope and true confidence that I shall have a joyful Resurrection at the Last day through the merrits of my most dear and Precious Redeemer the Lord Jesus Christ. I give unto my Dr. wife all and every part of this two hundred seven acres of Land whereon I now Live with all the housing and appurtenances thereunto belonging and also my mill hereon standing during her Natural life and also full Power to plant make and manure for her own use a Plantation if she Please on every other Parcel of Land hereafter by me hereby given and my Will is that she bring up my dear Children untill they be sixteen years of age in Writeing Reading &c and that then they be under the tuition of my sons William and Richard, and that whenever the said mill be out of repaire my will is that my said sons William Ball and Richard Ball give their assistance to mend repaire or new build her and that they be paid for their paines as the mill earnes it. I give unto my said sons William Ball and Richard Ball all my Tract of Land Lyeing in this Neck next to Richard Cundiffs being about nine hundred and Fifty acres to be Equally divided between them Provided they aquit all their right which they or either of them may Possibly have of in and to that Divident of Land in Richmond County next above perpetua Creek being about one thousand acres on which my Quarter Plantation now is unto their two brothers Joseph Ball and George Ball then I doe give unto my said sons William Ball and Richard Ball to them and their heirs forever all and every part of the above said Nine hundred and fifty acres of Land Lying in this neck next Richard Cundiffs as aforesaid but if my said two sons William Ball and Richard Ball molest their two said Brothers Joseph Ball and George Ball in their Quiet Possession at any time or times hereafter either them or their heirs in the said one thousand acres of Land at Perpetua Creek where my Quarter now is that I then do hereby give my said two sons Joseph Ball and George Ball and their heirs all and every part and Parcel of that nine Hundred and Fifty acres before hereby given unto my said two sons Wiliam Ball and Richard Ball as aforesaid. I give unto my two sons Joseph Ball and George Ball to them and their heirs all and every part and parcell of that Devident of Land in Richmond whereon my quarter now is near the head of Perpetua Creek to be Equally Divided between them. I give unto my four sons (viz) James Ball, David Ball, Stretchley Ball and Samuel Ball to them and their heirs forever all and every part of my uper Divident of Land being sixteen hundred Acres more or Less Lying in north side thereof.

      The widow of Major William Underwood, being in 1675 Elizbeth Combe, wife of Archdale Combe, of Rapp'k County, claimed her dower or third part of said tract. This third part, for a valuable consideration, the said Archdale Combe and Elizabeth Combe, his wife, conveyed to Capt. William Ball, of Lanc'r County, on the day above stated, the deed being recorded the following day, Nov. 3, 1675. Witnessed by Edward Crosk, Clerk Rapp'k County, and Philip Pendleton. Archdale and Elizabeth Combe signed the deed, affixing to each signature a seal in wax, which may be the crest of Williamson or Combe, i. e., "a pelican feeding her young." Motto, encircling the crest, "Sic bis quos diligo." The family of Norris, Scotland, have this crest with the moto, "Sic his qui diligunt." William Underwood was Burgess for Lanc'r Co. 1652, and Dr. Robert Williamson for Isle of Wight Co. 1663. Henry Williamson, Justice Rapp'k Co. 1680.
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      James Hughes 2006-10-01 12:16:15
      (*) "In the name of god Amen. I William Ball of ye County of Lancastr in Rapp being Praised be god in good & pfect health both of Body and minde doe make and Ordaine this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following (vis) Imp'et 1 bequeath my Soule to god Almighty my maker and Creator in full Assurance of ye pardon and Remission of all my sins Through ye death & meritts of Jesus Christ my only Savior and Redeemer and my body to ye Earth from Whence it Came to be Decently Intered and for my Worldly Estate my Just Debts and funerall Rights first is Charged I give and Dispose as foll: Item I give and Devise my Land and Plantation Whereon I Lived Expresst in two pattents Containing five hundred & forty Acres to my Sone William Ball and his heirs forever never ye les it is my Will and Pleasure yt my Loving Wife Hannah Ball be and Remaine in full possession thereof together wth all householde goods and Servants both Christians and Negrowes wth ye * * * of Cattle of all kinds Excepting What is pticularly bequeathed out of it wch never ye less is not to be Delivered till ye * * * of her rights for and During her natural Life pvided she soe long Remained A Widdow and therefore it is my Will and pleasure that what shall remain in her possession be Inventoryed and Vallued by her Selfe and my two Sons Between them them selves to go (together) and if She Should Marry againe She may then Enjoy on * * her pporconable parte according to Law. Item, for ye Other part of my Estate Consisting Cheifly in Marchantdiseing goods and Debts it is my will and pleasure ye same alsoe be Inventoried and Vallued as before and that she my s'd Wife Likewise Enjoy one third part thereof and that ye Remainder togeather wth what shall be Over and Above her third part of houschold goods servants and Cattle of all Kinds & not hereby pticularly bequeathed bee Soone After ye termination of her Right hereby lymitted Devided into five parts three Whereof I give and Bequeath to my Son William Ball & his heirs forever and ye Other two parts to my Son Joseph Ball & his heirs forever their part of Marchantdizeing goods & Debts to be forthwth Delivered.

      Item, I give and Devise my land in ye freshes of Rappk Cont'g by pattent 1600 Acres to my two Sons William and Joseph and to each of there heires forever to be equally Divided between them wthout any Advantage of Survlvorshipp if either of them should decese before Demission. Item, I give and Bequeath to my Son William and his heires my two Negroes Called Tame and Katie his Wife and to my son Joseph and his heires my Negro Tony and Dinah his wife, the Negro Girle Bess and ye negro boy James to my wife to Dispose of between my two sons or their Children, and noe other Wise When her Rights shall Determine Either by Death or Marryage. Item I give unto my two Sons William and Joseph Whatsoever Either of them stands Indepted to me upon Acco in my book. Item, I give unto my Daughter Hannah now ye Wife of Capt David ffox only five shillings Sterling Which is an Overplus both of her portion and Deserts. Item I hereby nominate and Appointe my two sons William and Joseph Executors of this my Last Will and testament to act together in all things in ye Ordering and Disposing of ye Estate According to the true Intent and meaning thereof by a due pformance of ye Severall Exceptions pvisoes and Limitations therein Contained hereby Renouncing all former Wills and Deeclare this to be my last Will and testament by Witnessing the same wh my hand Seale this fifth day of Octr 1680 and in the two and thirtieth year of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles ye Second.

      WILLIAM BALL [L.] Sealed and Delivered in psence of us Thomas Everest, John Mottby, per signo Probat fuit humoi Testmt in Cur Com Lancast Decimo die Novembris Ao Domi 1680 pr Saemt Thomas Everest et John Mottby Jur in Cur. Test John Stretchly Clk. True copy test. Jno. Stretchly.

      Source:
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family, Page, 50, 51
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      James Hughes 2006-09-26 14:40:14
      Hugh KINSEY
      http://dgmweb dot net/genealogy/FGS/K/KinseyHugh-MargaretJohns.shtml

      Beverly Fleet. 1988. "Lancaster County Record Book No. 2, 1654-1666." Pp. 99-168 in Virginia Colonial Abstracts. Vol. 1. Genealogical Publ. County, Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-187). On : p. 129 p.185. Henry Clarke of Wicocomoco in the County of Northumberland in Virginia acknowledges receipt from Isaac Foxcroft, mercht., several bills of sale and accounts... [These bills and accounts are enumerated, but are of no genealogical interest.]Signed Hen Clarke. Wit: Willm Ball, Hugh Kinsey. Recorded 27th April 1659.
      p. 138 p.229. John Fish Citizen and fletcher of London, gives power of atty to Edmons Farow of London, mariner, to collect debts from Hugh Kinsey of Rapa. in Virginia, planter, and from others. Dated 18th Sept. 1660. Signed John Fish. Wit: Rich Donley, John Fisher, John Neenee, Will Bayley, Anth Cheeke. Recorded 12th March 1661/2.
      p. 139 p.237. 21st May 1662. Hugh Kinsey of Lanc., planter, mortagages to John Fish of London, Fletcher, plantation "whereon the sd Hugh Kinsey now liveth," 500 acres for 33 pounds six shillings to be paid 20th Jan. next. Signed Hugh Kinsey. Wit: Miles Riley, Edward Dale. Recognit 9 July 1662. Rec 1 Aug. 1662.
      p. 154 p.322. Hugh Kinsey sells John ffish of London, ffletcher, 500 acres for L 33.6.8 Sterl. to be paid 25th of Jan. following. Dated 24th May 1662. Signed Hugh Kinsey. Wit: Myles Ryley, Edward Dale. Rec. 1st Aug. 1662 [sic].
      [The transcriber wrote "sic" for the recording date because this record was sandwiched between records recorded in 1665.]
      p.323. John ffish citizen and ffletcher of London. "whereas my attorney Edmond ffaroe of Wapping in the County of Middx marriner and Will Neasum of Virginia planter did by authority by me granted sell to Will Capell citizen and cooper of London one plantation situate in Lancashire in the sd County of Virginia wch was mortgaged and forfeited unto me by one Hugh Kensey of Virga afsd planter" Dated 29th Jun 1663. Signed Jo Fish. Wit: Robt Casby, Hen Clerke, Sam Griffin. Rec. 1st Aug. 1665.

      John Hall Pleasants. 1916-21. "The Gorsuch and Lovelace Families." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, numerous articles, which were republished in 1981 as pp. 226-546 in Vol. III of Genealogies of Virginia Families by Genealogical Publ. County, Baltimore, MD (issued 1996 as Broderbund CD-162). p. 245 The record of the establishment of this little colony, stretched along the north shore of the Patapsco and made up of various members of the Gorsuch family, would appear to begin with an entry in the Maryland Land Office records which reads "July 16, 1659, Warrants granted the undersigned conditionally that they enter Rights and seat their land between this and the 25th of March next: Thomas Powell 700 acres; Walter Kickinson 600 acres; Robert Gorsuch 300 acres; Richard Gorsuch 300 acres; Howell Powell 300 acres; William Ball 500 acres; William Clapman jur. [sic jnr.] 500 acres; Richard Ball 500 acres; Thos. Humphry 600 acres; Hugh Kensey 400 acres" (Md. Patents Vol. IV, fol. 54).
      Most of these names occur soon after in the Quaker records of the province, so that is seems quite probable that they were a little group of Quaker colonists who had come up from Virginia to take up the recently opened lands on the Patapsco in Baltimore County, which appears to have been erected into a county this same year. The Gorsuches, Powells, Claphams, Dickensons, Balls, Kinseys (Kenseys) and Humphreys are known to have come from Lancaster County, while the Todds, who came a year or two later, were from Gloucester. That the conditions in regard to entering their rights and seating their lands were complied with by the warrantees is shown by the subsequent entries in the records of the Land Office of certificates of survey and, finally, by the issuance of patents to all whose names appear in the warrant of 1659. July 28, 1659, a tract of 500 acres called "Gorsuch" was surveyed for Robert Gorsuch, planter, on the north side of the Patapsco river "respecting" (i.e., opposite) the land of Hugh Kensey on the south side of the river (Md. Patents, Vol. IV, fol. 228)...
      p. 246 ...Charles Gorsuch, August 3, 1661, had surveyed for him "Whetstone Point," 50 acres comprising that part of the present city of Baltimore now occupied in part by Fort McHenry... William Ball and Richard Ball, each of whom received warrants for 500 acres of land under the warrant of 1659 and became settlers on the Patapsco, have been shown by Dr. Christopher Johnston to be the sons of Colonel William Ball of Lancaster County, the progenitor of the distinguished Virginia family of that name (Virginia Mag. Vol. VII p. 440 and Vol. VIII p. 80)*. Hugh Kinsey and Thomas Humphrey have been shown by Mr. Miles White, in his Ancestry of Johns Hopkins, to have also come from Lancaster County (Publications Southern Historical Association, Vols. IV, p. 395 and V, p. 360)...
      ...many if not all of these first actual settlers [those named in the Warrant of 1659] were probably a group of friends who came up together from Lancaster County and that the probable motive of their migration was religious persecution, as most of them are known to have been Quakers, and it was at this time that Virginia began to put into full effect the various repressive measures against the numerous recent converts to this sect in order to drive them out of that colony.

      *Genealogies of Virginia Families (Genealogical Publishing County, Inc., 1981), Vol. I, 23-27.
      p. 387 ...He [Charles Gorsuch] probably became a convert to Quakerism before leaving Virginia and was one of the group who removed from there to the Patapsco in 1659 to avoid religious persecution... There are a few chance references to him in several early wills. Hugh Kinsey [Kensey] of Anne Arundel County in his will dated May 2nd, 1667, leaves his sac cup to Charles Gorsuch and his heirs (Annap. Test. Proc. 2: 188)...
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 54
      Note:

      Richmond County above Mr James Harrisons to be equally divided Between them. I give unto my dear Daughter Margaret Ball to her and her heirs forever all that and every part and parcell of that Devident whereon my mother Lives at the mouth of Corratomon being about three hundred acres and fifty Acres more to bee laid out of my ajoyning Devident next to the plantation that James Wood Lives on only reserving to my dear one third part of all the sider made thereon clear of all charge making and cask. I give to my said son William Ball a man servt named Luke Dickson and a negro man named Robin and a negro woman named Dyner and my silver Tumbler and a Punch cup at mother's when she is dead. I give to my son Richard Ball a man servt called Thomas Alderton and a negro woman called Dadoe and a Silver Mustard pott. I give to my dear wife three negroes called Sambo, Tom and Mary and three English or white servants at my Quarter in Richmond County Called Robin * * * James Canady and Sarah and a Silver salt siller, Tankard and Drinking Cup of Silver and which of my Cups she shall make Choice of. I give unto my son William all the residue of my Cups after my dear wife hath made her choice of one. I give to my son James Ball Two slaves called Dominy and Kate and a boy and a girle. I give to my son Joseph a Girle slave called Nany. I give to my son George Ball a boy slave called Jack. I give to my son David Ball a girle slave called Poll. I give to my Daughter Margaret Ball two slave Girls called Hannah and Betty thats at mothers. I give unto my son StretchleyBall a Girle slave called Sarah. I give unto my son Samuell Ball a Girle slave called Doll. The rest of my white servants and slaves not before hereby given-being Cox Scotch, Tom, Betty and her molatto Child, three negro women called Doll and Betty and Bess at Mothers. I give unto my three eldest sons viz William Ball Richard Ball and James Ball in Consideration that they be at the charge of bringing up and maintaining their three youngest Brothers. I give and Bequeath unto my said sons William and Richard Ball two sixths parts of all the rest of my estate not hereby before given Desiring them to take all the care they can of their dear Mother. And the residue of all my Estate whereon had found or being not before hereby given I give to be equally Devided between my dear children here named James, Joseph, David, George, Margaret, Stretchley and Samuel after their mothers Decease but my will is that my dear wife have the use of it all During her Natural Life. I doe make and ordaine my son William Ball and my son Richard Ball the Executrs of this my Last will and Testament and my Loving Brother Capt David Fox and my Loving ffriends Mr George Heale and Mr Edwin Conway the overseers of this my Last will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this 28th day of September Ao 1694. William Ball, [Seale] Signed Sealed and Published In Presence of Abraham Taylor, George Hinch, Edwin Conway. Probat fuit &c Quarto Die No bris Ao Domi 1694, pr Sacrament Abraham Taylor &c &c Test John Stretchley

      Cop: Test Thos Edwards C L C
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      URL title: Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623 -1666 , Page 19
      Note:
      Ball, Tho., 1654, by Capt. John West, Esq., Gloucester Co.
      Ball, James, 1654, by John Drayton, Westmoreland Co.
      Ball, John, 1655, by Wm. Botham, Westmoreland Co.
      Ball, Eliza, 1651, by Richard Smith, Northampton Co.
      Ball, John, 1653, by Tho. Harmanson, Northampton Co.
      Ball, Wm., 1653, by Robert Brasseur, Nansemond Co.
      Ball, Wm., 1653, by Robert Brasseur, Nansemond Co.
      Ball, Richard, 1651, by Mr. Richard Lawson, (???) Co.
      Ball, Tho., 1650, by Edward Walker, Northumberland Co.
      Ball, John, 1643, by Mr. Moore Fantleroy, Upper Norfolk Co.
      Ball, John, 1652, by Mr. Peter Knight, Gloucester Co.
      Ball, Michael, 1638, by John Jackson and Eliza Wingswill, James City Co.
      Ball, Richard, 1638, by Humphry Tabb, Elizabeth City Co.
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      1661-1666 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 365
      Lancaster County Court 14th of March 1665/66
      - Certificate accordinge to Acte is granted unto Major WILLIAM BALL for the
      transportacon of hym selfe & WILLIAM, his Sonne, HANNAH BALL SENR., HANNAH BALL JUNR,. MARY JONES. MARTHA JONES. RANDOLPHE GW ILL. JOS: HASLEDOWNE, JOS, FOSTER, RALPHE GATH, GEORGE COONTZ, YARRETT WILLIAMS, HEN: SCHOLLER, WILL; HIGGINS, EDWARD VAGG, JAMES CROSSE, PETER EVERSHAM, ACKARY OGDIN (?), CHS. ( ?) LAINE, ( ) KATHERYNE into this Countrey
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      1670-1674 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 202
      Lancaster County Court 13th of September 1671
      - Mr. WILL BALL JUNR., is appointed Surveyour for ye Highwayes for ye yere ensueinge & his boundes are to bee from ye CHURCH to ye hither side of the Runn in DEEPE BOTTOME, & from ye CHURCH to ye MILL of DAVYD FOX & for ye doeing whereof all ye inhabitants from the late plantacon of Mr. JOHN EDWARDS (deced) & ye plantacons of RICHD: MERRYMAN & JOHN BERREY & soe upwards to ye further extent of his p:cincts are ordered to bee lyeable to ye sde. Worke accordinge to Acte. JOHN MOTTs plantacon included in this p:cinct
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      1682-1686 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 2, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 115
      Lancaster county Court 11th of April 1683
      - According to the Order of his Excellencie, Capt. WILLIAM BALL was this day sworn HIGH SHERIFFE of the County. Mr. JOSEPH BALL and Mr. THOMAS MARSHALL in Court became security for the saide WM: BALL
      - The Oath of UNDERSHERIFFE for this County was this day administered to Mr. RICHARD MARSHALL
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part 1, (Antient Press); pp. 79
      Indenture 27/28th July 1722 between DAVID BALL of County of Lancaster Gent. and JAMES BALL Gent, of same .. for Sixty ffive pounds of Sterling Money .. deeds of Lease and Release for 200 acres situate in the ffreshes of Rappahannock River in the Northward side thereof and was given to DAVID BALL by the last Will of his ffather WILLIAM BALL .. all the land devised unto DAVID as by his said ffather
      Presence Geo. Murdock,
      __Henry Hill__ David Ball
      ffryday the ffifth day of October 1722 .. Deeds of Lease and Release recorded.

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