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

Joseph Ball

Male 1680 - 1721  (40 years)


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  • Name Joseph Ball 
    Born 15 Oct 1680  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Sep 1721  Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023988  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father William Ball,   b. 2 Jan 1640/41, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1694, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F14316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Mottrom,   b. Abt 1691, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1725, 'Coan' St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1707  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Spencer Ball,   b. 14 Mar 1706/07, Coan, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1767, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Richard Ball,   b. 25 Oct 1710, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1735, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. Joseph Ball,   b. 2 Mar 1711/12, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1735, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     4. Sarah Ball,   b. 10 Mar 1713/14, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1763, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. William Ball,   b. 1720, 'Coan' Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Jun 1745, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F14653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      James Hughes 2006-10-01 12:50:15
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 66

      WILL OF CAPT. JOSEPH BALL, 1720.

      In the name of God Amen. I, JOSEPH BALL, of the County of Northumberland, being sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, praise be to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, that it is but a blast, I do therefore make and ordain this to he my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Imprimis, I give my soul to God that gave it to me, in full and certain hope of pardon and remission for all my sins, and through the merits of my dear and blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named: and as for what temporal estate it has pleased Almighty God of his great goodness to bestow upon me, I give and bequeath as follows:
      Item, I give to my two sons, Spencer and Richard Ball, all that tract of land that I now live on, being about 1500 acres, which was formerly settled on them by deed, but supposing that Spencer's part will take some of the land above the glade, my desire is that the glade shall be the division between them; and I do give my son, Spencer Ball, and his heirs forever, one negro man named Gie, in consideration that he make over to my son, Richard Ball, and his heirs male forever, lawfully begotten of his body, all his right, title and interest of the land aforesaid, lying above the glade, and for the want of such issue, to return again to my son Spencer, &c., and in case my son Spencer fail to perform the same as aforesaid, then I give the aforesaid negro to my son, Richard Ball, and his heirs forever.
      Item, I give to my daughter, Sarah Ball, my land in Richmond County, to her and her heirs forever, provided my loving wife give each of my two sons, viz: Joseph and William Ball, part of her land at Black Point, but in case my wife should not give my said sons part of her land, that then I give my land in Richmond Co. to my said two sons, Joseph and William Ball, and their heirs forever.
      I give my dear and loving wife all the negroes I had with her and one negro boy named Tom, and after her decease I give the said Tom to my son, Richard Ball, and his heirs forever. I give my dear wife my horse named Sprite.
      Item, I give my son, Richard Ball, one negro man named Cuffy, to him and his heirs forever.
      Item, I give to my three children, viz., Sarah, Joseph and William Ball, six negroes, viz., Harry, Jenny, Nan, Hannah, Winny and Billy, to them and their heirs forever, and my will is that each of my said children shall have their proportional share of the said negroes and their increase delivered to them, as they, my said children, shall come of age, or at the day of marriage. Item, I give my son Spencer my young black horse. Item, I give all the rest of my estate not heretofore given, unto my dear wife and five children, viz., Spencer, Richard, Sarah, Joseph and William Ball, to be equally divided among them. Item, my will is that my loving brothers, Richard and Geo. Ball, have the tuition of my children and the management of their estate; notwithstanding it is my desire that they do not take my children from their dear mother, upon any account than as they shall think reasonable for the better educating them, nor their estate without she marry again, and that her then husband should prove unkind to my children, and not take provident care of them and their estate, that then my desire is that my said brothers take upon them the whole care of my children and the management of their estate. Item, I do hereby nominate and appoint my dear and loving wife executrix of this my last Will and Testament, and I do revoke and make null and void all former Wills and Testaments by me made, and I do hereby ratify and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 19th day of 8ber, 1720.

      JOSEPH BALL [L.] Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of David Ball, Jno. Jossy, Jno. Lacy. Die 9ber 15, 1721. Probated, North'd County, "to be the last Will and Testament of Capt. Joseph Ball, dec'd," &c. Teste Richard Lee, Cl'k Ct.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BALL, David, of St. Mary's White Chapel, 13 Dec. 1732. Rec. 14 Mch. 1732.
      Nephews: David, son of Geo. Ball; George, son of Geo. Ball; Joseph, son of Geo. Ball Sr.; Joseph, son of Joseph Ball; Wm. Ball, son of Wm. Ball, his nephew. Brothers Samuel, William and James Ball.
      Extrs. James and George Ball.
      Wits. George and Jesse Ball.
      "I give to the Ch. (St. Mary's White Chapel) one large bible, one large common Prayer book and one good service book. I desire to be buried at the Chh. and to have a stone of ten pounds price." W.B. 12, p. 240.
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      1706-1713 Order Book Part 2 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 433
      Northumberland County Court 19th day of March 1707
      - Upon the Petition of JOSEPH BALL and MARY his Wife Daughter of SPENCER MOTTROW Gent. deceased against Col. PETER HACK and PETER CANTANCEAU Gent. Executors of the Last Will and Testament of the said MOTTROM for their detaining from the aforesaid JOSEPH and MARY their Rateable part of the said deceased Estate It is Ordered the Sheriff of this County or his deputy Summon the said Col. HACK and Mr. CANTANCEAU to the next Court to Answer the said Complaint.
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      1708-1711 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 211)
      BE IT KNOWN that I WILLIAM BALL of the County of LANCASTER doe hereby constitute and impower my trusty good freind, Capt. DANIELL McCARTY of WESTMORELAND COUNTY to appear for me in Richmd, County Court and there in my name to acknowledge and confirm unto my Brother, Mr. JOSEPH BALL, & Mr. GEORGE BALL or unto their lawful! Attorney one Deed of Lease and Release for transferring possession of land to them the said JOSEPH & GEORGE BALL which said Lease bears date the seventh day of December 1709 and the Release bearing date the day following, Rattifying and confirming all my said Attorney shall act and doe in the premises as if acted and done in my own person; In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 10th day of May 1710
      Sign 'd seard delivered in presence of
      THO: THORNE, WILLIAM BALL
      JOHN DALTON,
      JOHN mark SYMONDS
      Proved in Richm nd County Court the seventh day of June 1710 by the oaths of THOMAS THORNE & JOHN DALTON and admitted to record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur Examined p M. BECKWITH, CI Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the seventh day of December Anno Dom. one thousand seven hundred & nine and in the eight year of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lady Anne Queen of Great Brittaine France and Ireland, defender of the faith &c., Between WILLIAM BALL of the Pish, of ST. MARYs WHITE CAPPLE in County of LANCASTER Gent. of one part and JOSEPH BALL and GEORGE BALL of the Parishes of ST. STEPHENS & WICCOCOMOCO of the County of NORTHUMBERLAND Gent. of the other part, Witnesseth that WILLIAM BALL for the sum of Five shillings lawful! money of England to him in hand paid by JOSEPH BALL and GEORGE BALL by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOSEPH BALL and GEORGE BALL all that my tract of land formerly granted unto WILLIAM UNDERWOOD by Patent dated the Tenth of September 1658 and bequeathed by the said UNDERWOOD last Will unto MARGRETT WILLIAMSON and MARY WILLIAMSON, Mother and Aunt of the said WILLIAM BALL, which Patent was renewed by MARGRETT WILLIAMSON and MARY WILLIAMSON in their own names bearing date March the eleventh day 1662, the said land falling unto the sd WILLIAM BALL as being Son and heir of his Father and Mother, WILLIAM BALL and MARGREIT BALL, Daughter of JAMES WILLIAMSON late of (formerly called RAPPAHANOCK now RICHMOND County) and the said land is scituated in County of Richmond bounded as will appear by the abovesaid Patent recourse being thereunto had in whole Eight hundred eighty and two acres all which land with all houses barns stables tobacco houses in and upon the Eight hundred eighty and two acres of land built and all orchards and gardens fences and timber trees priviledges and appurtenances whatsoever belonging; To have and to hold the land and premises hereby sold unto JOSEPH BALL and GEORGE BALL their assigns dureing the full time of one whole year and to the end that by vertue of these presents and for the statute of transfering uses into possession JOSEPH BALL and GEORGE BALL may be in the actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to accept a grant of the Inheritance thereof; In Witness whereof the party here above named have hereunto set his hand and seale the day and year above written
      Signed sealed and delivered by the above named WILLIAM BALL
      in the presents of THO: THORNE, WILLIAM BALL
      JOHN DALTON, JOHN mark SYMONDS
      At a Court held for Richmond Cou ty June the seventh one thousand seven hundred and tenn; DANIELL McCARTY Gent. by vertue of a Power of Attorney from WILLIAM BALL of LANCASTER County to him in that behalf made acknowledged this the said BALLs Deed unto JOSEPH BALL and GEORGE BALL of the County of NORTHUMBERLAND Gent. and it was admitted to Record; Also THOMAS THORN and JOHN DALTON came into Court and made oath that they see the aforesaid WILLIAM BALL signe seale & acknowledge this to be his act and deed
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur Examined p M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      Mary Mottrom married 1st. Joseph Ball and 2nd. Wm. Lowry

      June 15, 1725 Wm. Lowry and Mary his wife, deed to Richard Ball of Lancaster for 400 acres, part of a patent for 1200 granted to Col. John Mottrom October 19, 1653 and known by name of Black Point, situated in Northumberland County and to be laid off next and adjoining to land belonging to Col. Peter Hack for the use and behalf of Joseph and Wm. Ball, sons of sd. Mary Lowry late widow and relict of Joseph Ball, decd.
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      1743-1753 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp. 221-225
      Indenture made 14th/15th October 1747 between WILLIAM HARDING & SARAH his wife of county Northumberland of one part & THOMAS VIVION of county King George .. by deeds of lease & release for sum Five hundred pounds current money of Virginia sold 515 acres in Hanover Parish King George County .. it being the land whereon said Harding has a Quarter & whereon HENRY DRAKE lives which said land was bequeathed unto said Sarah by the Last Will & Testament of JOSEPH BALL dated 19th October 1720 & duly proved & Recorded in County Court of Northumberland ..
      Presence M. Robinson, William Harding
      John Triplett, Christor. Quisenbury, Sarah x Harding
      Harry Turner, Clapham Richardson,
      Tho: Jett
      Memo - Whereas Henry Drake has a Lease dated 19th November 1733 for twenty years clear of any rent. Now the true Intent & meaning hereof is that the sd Drake shall possess .. sd Leased premises for the term of the Lease yet to come the sd Drake complying with the Lease in every particular 15th October 1747.
      Presence M. Robinson, John Triplett, Thos. Vivion
      Christor. Quisenbury, Harry Turner,
      Clapham Richardson, Tho: Jett
      At a court held 5th February 1747 .. Deeds of lease & release with for the privy examination of said Sarah recorded.
      King George. George the Second .. to MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON, JOSEPH MORTON & JOHN TRIPLETT Gent. Greeting. Whereas William Harding & Sarah his wife .. conveyed unto Thomas Vivion .. whereas Sarah cannot conveniently travel to King George County Court & make acknowledgment .. you do personally go to sd Sarah .. examine her .. Witness Harry Turner Clerk of our sd Court at the sd Court House the 28th Jan. in the twenty first year of our Reign & in the year of our Lord God 1747.
      By virtue of above commission .. received her acknowledgment .. 28th January 1747. Max: Robinson John Triplett
      At a court held 5th February 1747 Commission with Certificate for the
      Privy examination recorded,
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=161&last=&g_p=G5&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Ball, Joseph.
      Publication 27 February 1717/1778.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Grantee(s): Ball, Joseph and Ball, George.
      Description: 1085 acres between some of the head branches of Pepetick Creek and the head branches of Popes Creek.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 161 (Reel 289).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No.5 1713-1719. (reverse).

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