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

Richard Ball

Male 1675 - 1727  (51 years)


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  • Name Richard Ball 
    Born 12 Aug 1675  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1726/27  Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029364  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 Sarah Young,   b. Abt 1675, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1742, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1702/03  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Ball,   b. 1705, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1783, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Sarah Ball,   b. Abt 1709, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Aug 1742, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     3. Hannah Ball,   b. Abt 1711, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Aug 1742, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. Easter Ball,   b. Abt 1712, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F17786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BALL, Richard, of Par. St. Mary's White Chapel, May 1726. Rec. 8 Feb. 1726.
      Wife Sarah; daus. Sarah Selden, my plantation whereon I now live; Margaret Ball, wife of Wm. Ball Jr., plantation at mouth of Corotoman River; Hannah and Ester Ball. W.B. 10, p. 510.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BALL, Capt. Richard. Inventory and Appraisement. 8 Feb. 1726. Rec. 5 Aug. 1727.
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      Will Book 10, p. 510:
      In the name of god amen I Richard Ball of the Psh of St Mar ys white Chappel in the County of Lancaster {VA} being sick an d weak of body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be to god for the same, & calling to mind the urcertainty of th is life I do therefore make & ordain this my last will & te stament in manner and form following Imprimis I give & bequeath my soul to god that gave it me in full hope of pardon & remission for all my sins in & through the merrits of m y blessed Saviour Jesus Christ & my body to be decently buried at the disposition of my Exec'rs hereafter named
      Item I give to my daughter Sarah Selden my plantation where on I now live and my water mill & all the land that lays be low that road from colo. Willm Balls mill to Cundiffs to her and the heirs forever lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs then to my daughter Margaret Ball & the second heirs male of her and my Son in law Wm Ball Jun'rs body lawfu lly begotten forever and for want of such then to the heirs male of their two bodies lawfully begotten & to the second son of that heir male & his heirs male forever Lawfully begotten
      Item I give to my daughter Margaret Ball my plantation & Land at the mouth of Corotomon River & to the heirs male of my son in law William Ball jun'r and of my sd daughter Margaret forever Lawfully begotten and for want of heirs male of their two bodys Lawfully begotten then I give the said la nd & plantation at the mouth of Corotomon to my sd daughter Margaret Ball & her heirs forever I likewise give to the second son of my son in Law Willm Ball jun'r and my sd daughter Margaret to be begotten all the land on the upper side of the branch that runs along the North side of my old plantation so far as the road that leads to Cundiff's But up on condition that my son in Law Wm Ball gives his Quarter plantation & land to the same son that then the aforesaid land to go to the sd second son & his heirs forever but not to be made use of till he come of age to enjoy it himself But if it should so happen that there should be no such son or that my son in Law should not give him his Quarter plantation & land in like manner that then the said land shall go to my daughter Hannah in like manner as the land heretofore given her
      Item I give to my daughter Hannah Ball my old plantation & all the land above the road that leads from Colo Wm Ball's mill to Cundiff's & all the land on the East side of the sd road from the corner hiccory that stands between the two mill paths and from thence running a straight course to Dennis Conarse's to her and her heirs Lawfully begotten for ever and for want of such issue then I give he said plantation & Land to my daughter Easther Ball & her heirs lawfully begotten for ever.
      Item I give to my daughter Easter Ball one hundred and fifty pounds ster'g to be laid out in land & the land to go to her & her heirs Lawfully begotten forever. But in case my sd daughter should dye w'hout issue and before the said money be laid out in Land that then the sd money be divide d between the rest of my daughters.

      Will Book 12, p. 17:
      At a Court held in Lancaster County on the 3d day of ffeb'r y 1726 Mrs Sarah Ball widow of Richard Ball gent dec'd making oath in open Court that she found this writing among the papers of the sd dec'd and that she verily believed it to be his last will (there being no other to be found) and that the sd (R. B.) wrote & acquainted her with it May last And it being the Courts opinion that it is his own handwriting on the (oath) of the said Sarah the same was admitted to record and is recorded.
      Test T Edwards Cl Cur: Copia Test. S Edwards Cl Cur.
      Sarah B. appears as adm'x Aug. 5, 1727; was admitted Exec' x of Capt R. B, North'd Co, 1731
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      Coutance (Coutanceau, Coutanciau), John, Northumberland
      Co., Va.17th Dec., 1718; 21st Jan., 1718.
      To uncle William Young, aunt Sarah Ball, cousin Dorcas Walters, cousins John Young and Joseph Ball, Jr., uncle Richard Ball, cousins Katherine and Elizabeth Walters, Mary Ball, Elizabeth Hack, Sarah dau. of Richard Ball, Margaret Ball and Mr. David Ball, personalty.
      To John Young, Joseph Ball, Jr., and Doroes Walters, residue of estate.
      Ex.: Cousin Joseph Ball.
      Test: Charles Burges, David Ball, Patrick Bailey.
      17 Dec., 1718. Assignment of certain personalty to Capt. Richard Ball afsd. for use of testator's bro. Peter and hrs., sd. personalty to be delivered to sd.
      bro. when he shall come to age.
      Test: Charles Burges, aged 36, David Ball, aged 46.
      Additional testimony of Mrs. Sarah Ball, aged 57, wife of Capt. Richard Ball, shows that testator was under legal age at date of this assignment. 21. 692.

      St. Mary's County Will Abstracts, 1638-1800
      http://userpages.umbc.edu/~pdavis2/Participants/dawsonm/genealogy/wills/wi lls_c.htm
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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, Capt. William, of Palish 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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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      STRETCHLEY, John. 6 Dec. 1698. Rec. 14 Dec. 1698.
      Wife: Alice. Daus-in-law: Catherine Chinn, Anne Chinn. Son- in-law: Raw. Chinn. Cousin: Edwd. Audley. Sister: Sarah Bambridge. Extrx: Wife. Wits: Wm. Ball, Rich. Ball, Geo. Haile. W.B. 8, p. 87.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      DOWNMAN, Rawleigh. Will. 29 Dec. 1718. Rec. 11 March 1718. Wife (name not given) and unborn child bequeathed plantation he now lives on. Son: William (plantation in Richmond Co. called Mt. Zion. Extrs. Wife, brother Wm. Downman, brother- in-law Richard Ball and Mr. James Hall. Wits. Thos. Chattin, Robt. Mitchell, Wm. Payne. W.B. 10, p. 282.
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      1699-1706 Order Book Part 1 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 243
      Northumberland County Court - 18th day of March Anno Dom. 1702/3
      Maj. RODHAM KENNER, Capt. PETER HACK & M'r PETER CANTANCEAU Exec's of Capt. SPENCER MOTTROM dec'ed ag't Capt. RICHARD BALL and SARAH his wife late SARAH HOWSON Exec'x of Capt. W'M HOWSON dec'ed Continued till next Court.
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      1706-1713 Order Book Part 2 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 664
      Northumberland County Court - 21st day of June 1710
      Probate of the Last Will and Testament of ANTHONY HAYNIE is granted to SARAH HAYNIE and GRASE (sic Grace) BALL Executrixes therein named the said Will being proved by the Oaths of RICHARD BALL and HANCOCK NICHOLLS Witnesses thereto and is Recorded.

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