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

Samuel Ball

Male 1686 - 1752  (65 years)


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  • Name Samuel Ball 
    Born 26 Sep 1686  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Apr 1752  Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I032894  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

    Children 
     1. Anne {Unproven} Ball,   b. Abt 1706, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1754, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F48444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Catherine Tayloe,   b. Bef 1694, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1717  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • alt date of November 25, 1711
    Children 
     1. Judith Ball,   b. Abt 1718, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1772, Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     2. William Ball,   b. Abt 1732, St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1802, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     3. Margaret Ball,   b. 1724, St. Mary's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1802, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years)
     4. Mary Ball,   b. 1730, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F19491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      Ball, Samuel.
      Publication 1752
      Gen. note Part of index to Culpeper County Wills and Administrations (1749 - 1800)
      Note p. 75-76. Guardian's accounts rec. 15 Mar. 1753.
      p. 73-75. Inv. & Appr. rec. Mar. 15, 1795.
      p. 95-97. Guardian's accounts rec. 22 Feb. 1754.
      p. 60-61. Will pro. 22 Nov. 1751 & 16 Apr. 1752.
      Note Will Book A, 1749-1770 (Reel 31)
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      1749-1770 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; [Sparacio]; Page 60-61
      In the name of God Amen. I SAMUEL BALL being sick in body but of perfect sence & memory .. do make this my last Will and Testament ..
      Item I give to my loving Wife ANN CATHARINE BALL the use of one Negro man Adam during the time she lives my Widow & afterwards to my son WILLIAM BALL ..
      Item I give to my son William Ball all my land & six negros by name . . . and for want of such heirs then as followeth.
      Item I give to my Daughter MARGARET BALL lfive negros by name .. . . & a feather bed & furniture & a Mear Fille & her colt and my horse Batcheller & if in case my son William should die without heir then I give Four hundred acres of land which is already bounded to my Daughter Margaret Ball & her chayce of two negros belonging to her Brother's part & the rest to be Equilly divided amongst the three sisters
      Item I give to my Daughter JUDITH HACKLEY two negros by name & two hundred & sixty acres of land .. in case her Brother should die as aforesaid & the other part of the land if it should happen with her Brother & I give her more is because she has had her part already,
      Item I give to my Son William Ball all my Estate that is not mentioned already ..
      Item I give to JAMES POLLARD five acres of land bounded thus Beginning att a Spanish oak the South side Brooks Run along close by the run Westward to a red oakthence along the old line northward up the branch to a wite oak thence Southward to the Beginning more or less
      Item I do appoint my son William Ball & my two sons in Law JOHN HACKLEY and ROBERT GREEN to be whole & sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof .. this sixteen day of August 1751.
      PAUL HOWELL, Samuel Ball
      WILLIAM RAINS
      It is my desire that my Estate be not aprase.
      At a Court held for County of Culpeper on Friday the 22d day November 1751
      The last Will and Testament of Samuel Ball decd was this day proved by the oath of William Rains a witness thereto and at a Court held for said County on Thursday the 16th April 1752 the said Will was further proved by the oath of Paul Howell another Witness thereto and ordered to be recorded being sworn to by John Hack ley one of the Executors therein named and on his motion Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form he giving security according to Law and Liberty is reserved to the other Executors therein named to Joyn in the Probat when they shall think fit.
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      1749-1770 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; [Sparacio]; Page 75-76
      A true account of the Estate of WILLIAM BALL Orphan of Capt. SAMUEL BALL decd .. entries include 8 negroes; 2854 pounds pork among numerous items listed and valued to total 564..15..11. Errors Excepted per JOHN HACKLEY
      At a Court held for County of Culpeper Thursday the 15th day of March 1753
      This accot. of the Estate of William Ball Orphan of Samuel Ball Decd was this day Exhibited into Court by John Hackley his Guardian on Oath & is ordered to be recorded.

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      1735-1743 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 1: [John Frederick Dorman]:
      Pages 15-16. Will of Thomas Wright, being sick and weak, dated 15 Nov. 1735.
      To my loving wife Frances Wright all my hold estate enduring her natural life and at her death as followeth
      To my son Thomas Wright all my land and the remainder part of my estate to be equally divided amongst my children.
      My two sons whole and sole executors.
      Wit: Thomas Wright
      Samuel Ball
      Ann Ball
      15 June 1736. Presented into Court by Thomas Wright, Junr., and Richard Wright. Proved by oathes of Samuel and Ann Ball. Pages 16-17. Bond of Thomas Wright, Richard Wright and Christopher Zimmerman unto Goodrich Lightfoot. For 100. 15 June 1736. Thomas Wright and Richard Wright are exors. of Thomas Wright, dec. Thos. (T) Wright
      Richd. (R) Wright
      Christopher Zimmerman
      Wit: James Porteus.
      15 June 1736. Ack. and admitted to record.
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      1720-1733 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 26)
      THIS INDENTURE made the 27th day of March Anna Domini 1721 and in the seventh year of ye Reigne of our Sovereign Lord George by ye grace of God of Great Brittaine France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., Between SAMUELL BALL of ye County of LANCASTER, Gent., of ye one part and JAMES BALL, Gent. of ye same County of other part; Witnesseth that SAMUELL BALL in consideration of the sum of five shillings Sterling to him in hand paid hath bargained sold and to farm let unto JAMES BALL his heirs one certaine parcell of land containing Two hundred acres scituate in ye FRESHES of RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER on ye Northward side thereof and was given to ye sd. SAMUELL BALL by ye Last Will and Testament of his Father (WM: BALL) all ye land devised unto SAMUELL BALL by his Father scituate on Northward side of RAPPA as aforesaid, be it more or less with profitts & emoluments belonging; To have and to hold the land & premises with all ye appurtenances unto JAMES BALL his heires during the full terme of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn upon ye Feast day of ye Nativity of our Lord Christ, only if the same be demanded, to ye intent that by vertue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession ye sd. JAMES BALL may be in the actuall possession of the land and premises and be thereby enabled to accept ye Inheritance thereof; In Witness whereof ye partyes abovesd, to these present Indentures have interchangeably sett their hands & seals ye day & year above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      THOMAS HUNTON, SAMUELL BALL
      EDWIN CONWAY
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Fifth day of Aprill 1721
      SAMUELL BALL came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto JAMES BALL which was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1718-1721 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 8; {Antient Press}: Page 218
      Richmond County Court 5th of April 1721
      BALL's Ack. to BALL
      SAMUELL BALL came into Court and acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release unto JAMES BALL, which was admitted to Record
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      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; {Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 2th of December 1726; Page 129
      - SAMUELL BALL brought before the Court his Servant man named MATHEW STANTON which he bought of OZWALD WHALEY of LANCASTER COUNTY for absenting himselfe from his late Master (which time with ye Servant was assighned over to him ye said WHALEY) eleven days and expences in regaining him one hundred pounds of tobacco and one pound thirteen Shillings and six pence cash as p Accot, which ye said STANTON could not deny Therefore ordered that he serve for the same according to Law after his first indented time is expired
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 101-103
      This Indenture made this second day of November Anno Domina one thousand seven hundred & thirty & the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of ye faith &c Between JAMES POLLARD of ye County of Lancaster & Christ Church Parish of theone part an SAMUEL BALL of Spotsylvania County & St. George parish of ye other part. Witnesseth that the said JAMES POLLARD for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said SAMUEL BALL whereof I do hereby acknowledge ye receipt have bargained & sold & do by those presents bargain & sell unto the said SAMUEL BALL his heirs Executors Adms. and assigns a certain parcel or tract of land containing two hundred & ten acres situate lying and being in St. George parish in Spotsylvania County & in Great fork Rappahanock river Beginning at two hickorys & white oak adjoying to SAMUEL BALL thence north fifteen degrees east one hundred & fifty four pole to two white oaks & one wafter oak thence north seventy five degrees west two hundred & twenty pole to two white oaks & one red oak comer to JOHN HADDOCKS thence south fifteen degrees west one hundred and fifty four pole to one white oak and two water oaks thence south seventy five degrees east to the beginning place the said parcel or tract of land being part of a patent granted to JAMES POLLARD for seven hundred and five acres dated the seventeenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven the said tenement or tract of land being now in ye tenure or occupation of ye said SAMUEL BALL & his assigns together with all woods & underwoods housings fencings orchards gardens tenements hereditaments easements profits & appurtenances whatsoever belonging unto the said two hundred and ten acres of land as aforesaid & every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said two hundred & ten acres of land as aforesd with all and singular ye members jurisdictions & appurtenances whatsoever as is exprest unto the said SAMUEL BALL his heirs Exors. Admrs. & assigns from ye day next before the date hereof unto the full end & term of one whole year from thence next ensuing to ye intent in actual possession of the sd land tenement hereditaments & otherye premises and appurtenances & be enabled to take and accept a grant and release of ye same premises to him his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the sd JAMES POLLARD have hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. JAMES POLLARD [seal]
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presents of us
      WM. JOHNSON, JOHN GRAME, W. RUSSELL

      JAMES POLLARD acknowledged this his Deed of Release for land unto SAMUEL BALL & ANNE POLLARD wife of the said JAMES [after being privately examined] acknowledged her right of dower of the said land unto the sd BALL at whose motion the same was admitted to record. Test JOHN WALLER, Clk. Cur.
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 1
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on November the third 1730
      - JAMES POLLARD acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for Land unto SAMUEL BALL and ANNE the Wife of the said JAMES (after being privately examined) acknowledged her right of Dower of the said Land unto the said BALL at. whose motion the same was admitted to record
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 33
      Spotsylvania County Court 6th of April 1731
      - Ordered that the Clerk do wait on his Honble. the Governour and desire that the following Gentlemen recommended Vizt. AUGUSTINE SMITH, JOHN CHEW, LARKIN CHEW, JAMES BARBER, FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, SAMUEL BALL and JOHN FINLESON Gent. may be added in the Commission of the peace for this County
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      27 March 1740, O.S. p. 133
      Licence is granted Christopher Zimmerman on his petition to keep ordnary at his Own house he having according to Law paid the Governours fees & entered into bond with Samuel Ball & James Porteus for his keeping the Same according to Law.
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 455-457
      Indenture 26 Nov 1746 between SAMUEL BALL of Orange County and JOHN HACKLEY of same .. deeds of lease and release .. for 210 acres in St. Mark's Parish in Great Fork of the Rappahannock River .. part of patent granted to James Ballard of 705 acres dated 17 Aug 1727 .. amount of twenty five pounds current money paid . . .
      Recorded Orange County Saml. Ball
      27 November 1746.

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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 13; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 16
      SAMUELL BALL, of Lancaster Co., 673 acs. (N. L.), Spotsyl. Co., in St. George's Par; by a br. of Brookes' Run, cor. of John Finlison (Finlason); adj. Francis Thornton; & land of John Haddock; 17 Aug. 1727, p. 161.
      === land mentioned
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 14; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 12
      PETER RUSSELL, 388 acs. (N. L.), Spotsylv. Co., in St. George's Par; in the gr. fork of Rappa. Riv; adj. Mottroon Lewis; Samuel Ball; John Hall; & Joseph Cooper; 28 Sept. 1728, p. 110

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