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

William Ball

Male 1611 - 1680  (69 years)

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  • Name William Ball  [1, 2
    Birth 2 Jun 1611  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 11 Nov 1680  Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32783  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Father Family Ball 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F21311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Atherold,   b. 2 Feb 1618, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Oct 1695, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 2 Jul 1638  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Richard Ball,   b. Abt 1632, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 11 Jul 1677, Patapsco, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 45 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. William Ball,   b. 2 Jan 1641, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Sep 1694, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 53 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Joseph Ball,   b. 24 May 1649, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jun 1711, "Epping Forest", Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Hannah Ball,   b. 12 May 1650, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1705, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 56 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BALL, William. Will. 5 Oct 1680. Rec. 11 Nov. 1680.
      To son Wm. Ball, my plantation, 2 patents of 540 acres.
      Wife Hannah; son Joseph Ball Patent of 1600 acres in Rappa. Co.,
      Dau. Hannah, wife of Capt. David Fox only 5 shillings sterling, which is an overpayment both of her portion and deserts. Extrs. Sons William and Joseph. Wits. Thos. Everest, Jno. Mottly. W.B. 5, p . 70.
      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      "William Ball of the province of Maryland planter," 15 February, 1659, was granted 420 acres of land "Balleston, Lying on the West Side of the Chesapeak Bay, and on the West side of the river in the said bay, called North West river beginning at a marked Locust Tree by the riverside running South West by the Riverside for breadth Two hundred and five perches, to a Creek called Balls Creek, etc. " (Land Office, Liber 4, folio 342.)

      On 10 June, 1671, the Balleston estate in MD was re-granted by Lord Baltimore to "William Ball of the Collony of Virginia planter" ..... the said William Ball was granted that parcel of "Land now Resurveyed called Balleston Lying in the County of Baltimore on the west Side of the Chesapeake Bay &c." (Land Office, Liber 16, folio 268.)
      James Hughes 2006-09-29 15:25:02
      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1677-1678 Volume 67, Page 134

      Upon the Petition of William Ball That Thomas Humphrys gives three hundred acres of Land called East Humphrys to Mary his wife constituteing her his heire by Testament in writeing Anno One thousand six hundred and Sixty, Mary beares a Child posthuma to Humphrys & by deed in her Widowhood Anno One thousand Six hundred sixty One gives the three hundred acres of Land to Mary her daughter reversion to her selfe, if the daughter dye before age or without heire & marries & beares Hannah to Ball, Mary the sister to Hanna dyes Quere whether Hanna is heire to Mary her sister It is the judgment of the Court here the eighth of October One thousand six hundred Seventy Seaven that Hanna is heire to Mary her sister and thereupon Order Patent of Confirmation accordingly.
      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 I 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.

      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family, Page, 50, 51
      James Hughes 2006-09-25 13:55:24
      Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623 -1666 , Page 19

      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.
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 241
      I WILLIAM BALL do hereby appoint JOHN HULL my lawful' Attorney to ask & receave all sums of tobacco that are anywayes due unto me either by specialty or any other way whatsoever from any person granting my sd Attorney full power to arrest sue and implead and to act in all matters concerning the premises as I myself might do if I were present allowing what my sd Attorney shall lawfully do in the premises In Witness I have sett my hand and seale this 11 day of September 1662
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 241
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ISAAC FOXCRAFT Merchant do make WILLIAM BALL of Rappa my Attorney to the proper use and accompt of Mr. THOMAS GRIFFITH & Mr. FRA . BURTON of LONDON Merchants to demand & receave of severall persons in the Countyes of LANCASTER. Rappahanock and NORTHUMBERLAND all such sums of tobacco as the sd WILLIAM BALL shall appear due to me by specialy or assignet. of Specialty from Mr. JOHN SAFFIN of NEW ENGLAND hereby granting my sd Atto full power to arrest sue & implead all such persons so indebted and finally to doe in all causes as fully as if I were personally present confirming what my sd Attorney shall lawfully do in Witness I have sett my hand & seale this 11th day- of (missing) [1661] in presence of us JAMES BU(missing) ISAAC FOXCRAFT
      JOHN LAW
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 300-301
      KNOW ALL MEN that we WILLIAM BALL & WILLIAM NEASUM Overseers &Exrs. of the Estate of ANTHONY STEPHENS deced as pr. his last Will & Testamt, may appear do by these presents nominate & authorize Mr. JOHN HULL our true & lawful Attorney to arrest sue & implead all such persons as are any ways indebted to the sd ANTHONY STEPHENS giveing and hereby granting unto our sd Attorney full power & authority to act & do in all things whatsoever belonging or concerning the Estate of the sd ANTHONY STEPHENS in as full & ample manner (missing) ourselves & we either of us might do if personally present hereby confirming whatsoever our sd Attorney shall do in the premises. In Witness we have sett our hands & seals this 6th
      day of March 1664
      Sealed &delivered THOMAS (missing) WILLIAM BALL
      JO. TA(missing) WILLIAM NEASUM

      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 525-527
      TO ALL TO WHOM etc. NOW KNOW YEE etc That I the sd Sr. WM. BERKELEY Knt. Govern: wth the consent of the Coun cell of State accordingly give and grant unto MAJR. WM. BALL and MR. THOMAS CHETWOOD sixteene hundred acres of land scituate in the County of Rappa, and on the North side of Rappa. River bounding as following Begining at a marked white oake standing by the River from thence runing downe the sd River South South East 500 poles to a corner marked Pocickry from thence East North East into the Woods 520 poles from thence parrallell wth the River 500 poles then West North West to the Corner tree where it first begann The said land being due unto the sd Ball and Chetwood by and for the Transptacon of thirty two persons into the Colony whose names are on the Records menconed underneath this Pattent To Have and To Hold etc. Provided etc dated the 17th day of Aprill 1667
      signed William Berkeley
      I the wthin named THOMAS CHETWOOD for and in consideracon of the sume of foure thouand pounds of Tob, to me already paid by the wthin named WM. BALL doe fully and absolutely assigned to the sd Wm. Ball his heires for Ever all my right Title clayme and interest to my moyety or halfe part of the wthin menconed 1600 acres of land being by consent and agreemt: the uppermost parte thereof and doe hereby warrant the same and doe oblidge my selfe to give further assurance thereof by a particular Bill of Sale when thereunto required IN WITTNESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand this
      third day of November 1668.
      Tho: Chetwood
      THESE PRESENTS WITTNESSETH that I ELIZA. CHETWOOD Wife of Thomas Chetweood of the County of LANCASTR. in Virginia doe hereby make and ordaine Capt. ALEXR FLEMING of the County of Rappa. my true and lawfull Attorney for me and inmy place to acckowledg in the County Court of Rappa. my full and free assent and consent to the sale and assignmt: of eight hundred acres of land sold and assigned by my husband to WM. BALL of LANCASTER aforesd it being the moyety of Sixteene hundred acres of land formerly taken up & Pattented betweene the sd Wm. Ball and my said Husband WITTNESS my hand & seale this third day of November Anno Domini 1668
      In presents of us JOHN SANDERS Elizabeth Chetwood
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 4th Die 9bris 1668
      === land mentioned
      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 179-181
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come Wee JOHN MOTT and GEORGE MOTT of the County of Rappa. Planters send Greeting in our Lord God Know yee that we the said JOHN MOTT and GEORGE MOTT have for the sume of One hundred Twenty and five pounds Sterling already in hand received of Mr. WILLIAM THORNTON of the County of GLOUCESTER Planter of every part whereof we doe hereby discharge him have granted and sold unto the aforesaid WILLIAM THORNTON his heirs and assigns forever Two Thousand acres of land being in the Freshes of RAPPA and on the North side of the River being marked and bounded beginning at a marked Pickikory standing neare the Banke of the River neare to the end of a small ground about a mile above MUDDY CREEKE and thence along a line of marked trees dividing this land and the land of ANDREW BUCKNER the marked red Oak in the head line of Collo, WILLIAM BALL and from thence along a line of marked trees NW to a corner tree in Mr. RICHARD WHITEHEADs line and from thence along a dividing line betweene this land & the land of RICHARD WHITEHEAD to another corner tree and from thence down a line of marked trees to the WAIDING PLACE of MUDDY CREEKE and down the said Run & Creeke uppon the upper side downe to the mouth and so to the River and up the said River according to the several' courses including all low & sunkin land to the place where it first began according as the same was surveyed marked and bounded by Mr. GEORGE MORRIS before the sealing and delivery of these presents To have and to hold the said Two thousand acres of land to him and his heirs forever together with all priviledges and immunities thereunto belonging in as large manner as the same was granted unto us by our Sovereigne Lord the King wthout any lett or eviction of us or persons whatsoever & doe hereby further agree wth the said Mr. WILLIAM THORNTON his heirs that we will warrant the said land to him and save harmless them in the premises against the claim of any person whatsoever and cause ELIZABETH the Wife of GEORGE MOTT either by herselfe or certain Attorney to do the same in the County Court of Rappa upon the reasonable request of the said WILLIAM THORNTON or his certaine attorney that it may be recorded according to the usual' manner in like cases In Witness whereof we have set our hands and seals this Seven and Twentieth day of September 1673
      in presence of us JAMES KAY JOHN MOTT
      Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa 4 die March 1673/4
      1661-1666 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 365
      Lancaster County Court 14th of March 1665/66
      1674-1678 Lancaster County Va Order Book; [Antient Press} Page 306
      Lancaster County Court 9th of December 1674
      - It is ordered by this Cort: that ye FERREY kepte the last yere by Coll. WILLIAM BALL bee continued & pde. for accordinge to ye former Order of this Cort: and to begin from November last
      1682-1686 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 2, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 174
      Lancaster county Court 15th of November 1684
      - Upon the Petition of WILLIAM (? JARVICE) and (? ELIZABETH) his Wife. the Daughter of Mr. JOHN EDWARDS, (deced) and allsoe of WILLIAM ESTERBROOKE and SARAH his Wife. likewise the Daughter of the saide JOHN EDWARDS (deced), for the Estate belonging to them out of their Fathers Estate being in the possession of Coll. WM: BALL (deced). It is therefore ordered that the same bee forthwth: paide out of the saide Coll, WM BALLS Estate
      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 347
      DOMINICK FERRIATT, of Corotoman, in Lancaster Co., 1600 acs., 2 June 1657, Page 102, (152). At the head & upon main branch of Corotoman Riv. which divides this & land of Mr. Edwin Conaway & S. W. upon Claphams Cr. Trans. of 32 pers: Wm. Ball 4 times, Hugh Davis, Rich. Ball, Wm. Butler, Joane his wife, 2 maid servants, Wm. Perkins, John Jones, Sarah Lee, Ann Whone (?), Patience Martin, Nicho. Jackson, Francis Jackson, Wm. Sparrow, Rich. Franklin & Francis , Tho. Coote, Eliz. Blay, Judith Sewell. Renewed I8 Mar. I662.
      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 491
      MR. WM. BALL, 300 acs. at the head of a small br. proceeding out of the S.W. side of Narrow Neck Cr., both of which divides this & land in possession of Tho. Rootes formerly belonging to Edward Grimes, dec'd. &c. to next Cr. proceeding out of Coratoman Riv. &c. Granted to David Fox 1 Nov. 1653, assigned to Tho. Hobkins, & by him sold to sd. Ball. 18 Jan. 1663, Page 300, (270).
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 20
      MAJOR WILLIAM BALL, 240 acs. on N. side of Rappa. Riv., upon David Fox, land of Grimes, a Cr. deviding this & land of Tho. Harwood. Granted unto Edward Grimes, 21 May 1651, deserted, & now granted, &c. 30 Sept. 1667, Page 67. Trans. of 5 pers: Wm. Jeffrey, Abram Jackson, Tim White, Bernard Moore, Mary Feild.
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 20
      MAJOR WM. BALL & MR. THOMAS CHETWOOD, 1600 acs. Rappa. Co., N. side of Rappa. Riv., 17 Apr. 1667, Page 68. Trans. of 32 pers: Will. Ball, his son, Hanah Ball, Her daughter, Mary Jones, Martha Jones, Ran. Gwill, jos. Haseldowne, Joseph Foster, Ralph Gath, George Comes, Yarrett Williams, Henry Scoller, Will. Higgins, Edward Wagg, Dorothy Wells, Wm. Morris, Joshua Greene, Jno. Chandler, Wm. Harloe, Natl.. Freeman, Tho. Harris, George Martin, Jno. Bridgman, Eliz. Smith, Grace -, Edward Salter, Richard Blackman, Robt. Sanders, Tho. Bowles, Tho. Dickins, Robt. Ambrose.
      VINCENT COX, 665 acs. W'moreland Co., 27 Sept. 1667, Page 68. Beg. at Robt. Selfe, to a br. falling into Nomeny Riv., &c. to Mr. Francis Clay &c., to head of a br. falling into Yeocomico 'Riv. 346 acs. parte granted sd. Cox 20 Oct. 1661; 319 acs. due for trans. of 7 pers: Waitron Morgan, Will. Smith, Dorcas Houghton, Eliz. Fisher Bakehouse, Rowland Morgan, Jno.Davis

  • Sources 
    1. [S268] Virginia Genealogies - Hayden, 591.
      Virginia Genealogies: A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and ...
      By Horace Edwin Hayden


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