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

William Ball

Male Abt 1732 - 1802  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name William Ball 
    Birth Abt 1732  St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 19 Jul 1802  St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32908  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Samuel Ball,   b. 26 Sep 1686, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1752, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Catherine Tayloe,   b. Bef 1694, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1752, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 25 Nov 1717  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • alt date of November 25, 1711
    Family ID F21391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Slaughter,   b. 1737, St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1766, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 30 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1753  St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1791-1803 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book D; [Sparacio]; Page 385-386
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I WILLIAM BALL of Culpeper County being in a low state of health but sound in mind and memory do make my last Will and Testament in the following manner Imprimis it is my desire that my crops of every kind which shall be made on the plantation whereon I now live after the same shall be secured be sold by my Executors hereafter named and the proceeds thereof apropriated towards the discharge of my Just debts.
      Item If after discharging my Just debts any money should remain I desire that the same may be given and disposed of in the following manner Viz. Five pounds to WILLIAM GRAY JUNR, Son of COL. WILLIAM GRAY, a mourning suit to my Sister MARGARET BARROW and the balance remaining to my nephew COLO. WILLIAM GRAY of Culpeper.
      Item It is my request that Cooper Will who is now imployed in making flower barrels in order to discharge the debt I owe Messrs ROBERT PATTON & CO. Merchants of Fredericksburgh be continued in the same imploy by my Executors until he makes a sufficient number of barrels to discharge the whole amount of said debt.
      Lastly I constitute and appoint my two Friends GENERAL JAMES WILLIAMS of Orange County and COLO. WILLIAM GRAY of Culpeper County Executors of this my last Will and Testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two,
      Presence CHARLES BARNS, Wm. Ball
      BENJAMIN R. DALANY, CHARLES TRIPLETT
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th day of July 1802
      This Last Will and Testament of William Ball decd was exhibited to the Court and proved by the oaths of Charles Barnes and Charles Triplett two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of James Williams one of the Executors therein mentioned Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form he having made oath thereto and given Bond and security according to Law, Liberty being reserved for the other Executor named in the said Will to join in the
      probat when he may think fit

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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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      1749-1770 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; [Sparacio]; Page 412-419
      In the name of God Amen. I FRANCIS SLAUGHTER of the Parish of St. Mark in the County of Culpeper being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory .. do therefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. Imprimis I do with all humility and contrition for my past offences recommending my Soul to God who gave it .. and my body I commit to the Earth therein to be decently intered at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. As touching what worldly goods it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this life I give and dispose thereof as follows.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my loveing Sons FRANCIS SLAUGHTER and CADWALLADAR SLAUGHTER all the land whereon I now live containing Twelve hundred acres to be equally divided between them in quantity my said Son Francis to have his part to include the houses and Plantation whereon he now lives and my said Son Cadwalladars part to include the houses & plantation whereon I now live and also the houses & plantation whereon my son said Cadwalladar now lives to them and their heirs & assigns forever.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son REUBIN SLAUGHTER one tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and eighty acres granted to me by a Deed from the Right Honble. THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX bearing date the xxii day of June MDCCXLIX lying in the Goard vine Fork in County aforesaid to him and his heirs and assigns forever. I also give and bequeath to my said Son Reubin & his heirs forever eight hundred acres of land being part of a tract which contains Eleven hundred and forty acres granted to me by Deed from the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax the xxii day of June MDCCLI Beginning at three pines & a chesnut corner to WILLIAM DUNCAN and MICHEL LANTER on the south side of Duncans River runing therewith the courses of the said Deed so far that a cross line may include the said eight hundred acres to be Run so as to leave the Residue in as good Form as convniently may be.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Beloved Daughter FRANCES BALL & to the heirs of her Body lawfully begotten forever forty acres of land to be had off at the descretion of my Executors hereafter named out of the Residue of the last mentioned Deed of Eleven hundred and forty acres Together with three negroes Viz. Phillis, Phil & Kate with the increase of the said female slaves, but in case my said Daughter should survive her husband that my will intent and meaning is the said Negro Kate and her increase should be my said Daughters absolute property and at her disposal (and not to go with the said forty acres of land & the other slaves before mentioned) and in case my said daughter should die without issue then the said land and negroes except Cate foresail in case my said Daughter should survive her husband and the said Kate also in case my said Daughter should die without issue whilst under coveture to return to my Estate & be vested in my son Francis or his legal representative, and whereas my son in law WILLIAM BALL is indebted to me Thirty five pounds cur rt. money with several years interest by Bond now my will and desire is that the said William Ball shall within five years after my decease pay the said sum of thirty five pounds and Interest to my Executors and that my Executors shall lay but the said money (when paid) in the purchase of a female slave or slaves which slave or slaves so to be purchased with their I ncrese to go to my said Daughter and Desend with the said forty acres of land the the slave thereto already annexed to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten & for want of such issue of my said Daughter then the said slave or slaves so to be purchased and the increase to return and be vested in my said son Francis or his legal representative.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Son CADWALLADAR & his heirs & assigns forever the Residue of the Deed of Eleven hundred and forty acres being by Computation three hundred acres of land.
      item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife one negro woman named Lilly and her Increase forever.
      Item I give unto my beloved Son Francis seven negroes (named) with the increase of the said female slaves to him & his heirs & assigns.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Loving son JOHN five negroes (named) with the increase of the sd female slaves to him his heirs & assigns
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Loving son REUBIN five negroes (named) with the increase of the said female slaves to him and his heirs & assigns.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son CADWALLADAR six negroes ( named) with the increase of the said female slaves to him & his heirs & assigns.
      item I lend unto my Grandson EDWARD SLAUGHTER THOMAS three negroes ( named) together with the futur increase of the said female slaves to be by him enjoyed during his natural life and to pass from him to the heirs of his Body lawfully begotten and to their assigns in case he should have such heirs & on failure of such heir upon the Desease of my said Grandson then I give & bequeath the said negro Gabriel to my Son in Law EDWARD THOMAS his heirs & assigns & my will is that the other two negroes hereby lent unto my Grandson, Viz. Milley & Mildred with their future increase, shall be sold to the higest bidders & the money arissing by such sale to be equally divided between my sons that are now liveing & their heirs
      Item. I lend unto my beloved Wife ANN during her natural life five negroes (named), I also lend unto my said Wife during her natural live all the residue of my Estate of what kind Soever and my desire is that my Estate not be apprised, and my will & desire that in case my daughter FRANCES BALL should survive her mother or have lawful issue that the negro Violet aforementioned shall go to my said Daughter or to her issue as the case may be and if she should die without issue the said negro Violet shall return to my estate, and the residue of the said negroes to my wife and their futer increase Together with all the Residue of my other Estate after the decease of my wife shall be equally divided between my sons now liveing & their heirs as also the said negro Violet if it should so happen that she reverts to my estate.
      Lastly I do hereby nominate & appoint my beloved wife Ann Executrix and my four sons, Francis, John, Reubin & Cadwalladar Exors. of this my last Will & Testament .. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixed my seal this Eighteen day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & sixty five.
      Presence ROBERT SLAUGHTER, Francis Slaughter
      WM. GREEN, THOMAS WRIGHT
      In the name of God Amen. Whereas I Francis Slaughter upon consideration of what is written & contained in my Will within signed & sealed I have called to mind that I have omitted to make such ample provision for my beloved wife Ann as it has been my intention & desire to make for her I do therefore hereby make & ordain this codicil which shall be taken & deemed to be a part of my last Will and Testament to all Entents and purposes as fully & absolutely as it the same words had been inserted in the main body of my Will That is to say It is my express will and desire that my said wife shall live in & enjoy without molestation from my son Cadwalladar or any other person whatsoever the house wherein I now live together with the other houses, gardens and one third of the Orchards on the plantation whereon I now live and one third of the said plantation with liberty to clear and cultivate as much woodland adjacent to the plantation as she shall find necessary for her support not debarring my son Cadwalladar from the liberty of the planting and Raising Orchards on any part of the said Plantation that shall be thought most fit & convenient. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this I wenty second day of septemoer in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & sixty five.
      Presence: WM. GREEN, Francis Slaughter
      ROBT, STANFIELD, CHARLES MILS
      At a Court held for County of Culpeper the 15th day of May 1766
      This last Will and Testament of Francis Slaughter Decd was exhibited to Court by Ann Slaughter and Cadwalladar Slaughter two of the Exors. therein named and proved in the following manner. Robert Slaughter Gent. made oath that he saw the Testator sign seal and publish the said Will. William Green Gent. swore he saw him sign seal and publish the said Will and the Codicil] annexed Robert Stanfield swore he saw him sign seal and publish the said Codicil] which are ordered to be
      recorded and on the motion of the said Ann & Cadwalladar Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form they haveing sworn to the same and given Bond and Security according to Law at the same time John Slaughter Gent. refused to take upon him the Burthen of the Execution thereof and Liberty is reserved for the other Exors. therein named to Joyn in the Probat when they shall think fit.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Nov. 19, 1778. Wm. Garrett of Louisa Co. to Wm. Ball of Spts. Co. £65 curr. 300 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. Nov. 19, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 29, 1780. Wm. Ball and Mary, his wife, of Spts. Co. to James King of same county. £1000 curr. 300 a. in Spts. Co., purchased of Wm. Garrett, Senr., of Louisa County, etc. Jas. Wiglesworth, Wm. Ashley, W. Dawson. Augt. 16, 1781.

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      1791-1803 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book D; [Sparacio]; Page 321-324
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I JOHN HACELEY of the County of Culpeper being of perfect mind and memory but calling to mind the uncertaining of life do make this my last Will and Testament as in manner following.
      First my will is that all my just debts be paid with my money I may have on hand when I die and money that may be oweing to me and if that is not sufficient the difficency to be made up by the sale of my Riding Sorrel Horse, my Grey Horse and my Grey mare lately purchased of JAMES GARROTT and if all these are insufficient to pay my Debts then the balance to be paid out of money ariseing from the sale of my land in the Western County.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Aunt MARGARE BARROW one hundred dollars to be paid to
      her by my Exor, to be herein after named out of money ariseing from the sale of my Western lands,
      Item I give and bequeath to my Friend GENERAL JAMES WILLIAMS of Orange County to him and his heirs forever the Tract of land whereon my Uncle WILLIAM BALL now lives together with the following negroes Viz. Kitt. Cloonda. Rose. Gabriel, Will, Mary & her six children, Viz. Sally, Rose, Nancy, Pleasant, Winey & Simon Juda & her six children (Viz) Charles, Easter, Philip, Noah, Ambrose and Mariah Cate & her two children Viz. James Fanny & Charity Lucy & her two children viz Juda & Jane together with the future increase of the said females also nine head of horses, Viz. one dark
      colored Horse, one black Do, three Bay mares, two bay mare colts near two years old and
      two do near one year old with the future increase of the said mares all my stocks of Horned cattle Sheep and hogs my household and kitchen furniture and all my plantation utensils of every kind.
      Item It is my will and earnest desire that my following negroes Viz Billy, Frank and her three children Viz. Charles James and Rachel & Fielding be immediately after my Death set free as I omitted to include iin the proper places the future increase of the above named female slaves I here declare that it is my will in case of such increase born shall also be set free.
      Item It is my will that all the residue of my Estate of what nature quality or quantity not above named or distributed shall be distributed in the following manner, Viz.
      One eighth part I give and bequeath to my Brother in Law THOMAS JAMES;
      one eighth part I give & bequeath to my Brother in Law SAMUEL REID;
      one eighth part I give in Trust to my Brother in law THOMAS JAMESON for the Benefit of my Sister SUKY JAMESON three children;
      one eighth part I give to the children that may be living at my death to my Sister ANN TALIAFERRO Decd to be equally divided among them
      one sixteenth part I give & bequeath to my Nephew JOHN JAMESON Son of JAMES & LUCY JAMESON one sixteenth part I give and bequeath to my Nephew JOHN REID Son of SAMUEL and SARAH REID to him & his heirs forever and
      it is my Will that the remainder three eighth parts be put in the hands of my two above named Nephews John Jameson and John Reid in Trust for the use and benefit of my Sister ELIZABETH HACKLEY Wife of RICHARD HACKLEY and her children to dispose of by them the Trustees in any manner they shall judge most likely to promote the end it was intended for lately.
      I constitute and appoint my Friend GENL. JAMES WILLIAMS of Orange County Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all Will heretofore made by me. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this Sixteenth day of March 1799
      Presence MORDECAI BARBOUR, John Hackley
      JOHN THOM, JAMES ALLAN,
      JAMES A. THOM
      Memn for my Exor Genl. James Williams my will is that my uncle and Aunt Barrow keep the negroes they have had during their lives and then for said Negroes to be set free except my Uncle Ball be living and then it is my desire that they be given up to him during his life all the rest of the property will'd to you I desire that you will let my Uncle Ball keep possession of & have the use & benefit thereof subject never the less to your controul so far as to prevent waste etc during his life If my Uncle or Aunt Barrow be liveing when my Uncle Ball dies it is my desire that you let them keep as much of the land as you may jjudge necessary for their maintenance during their lives and the balance to be given up to my Brother JAMES HACKLEY and to cut the matter short it is my desire that at the deaths of my Uncle Ball & Barrow & my Aunt Barrow that my Brother James Hackley shall have the land they live on and that at the death of my Uncle Ball the negroes in his possession be set free & the Balance of the property to be sold & that one I half of the money ariseing from the sale thereof be given to FANNY BALL LONG Daughter of MAJOR GABRIEL LONG & the other half to FANNY BALL THOMAS
      Daughter of EDWARD BALL THOMAS of Kentucky always taking care for it is my real wish that you may do so to keep as much as will fully compensate you for your trouble & expence.
      Witness my hand this (blank) day of March 1799 John Hackley
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 15th day of June 1801
      This Last Will and Testament of John Hackley decd was exhibited to the Court by James Williams the Executor therein named and was proved by the oaths of Mordecai Barbour, John Thom and James Allan three of the witnesses and a writing also presented by the said Executor declaring him what to do with his Estate was proved by the Oaths of Mordecai Barbour and JOHN McCOULL both of which to be wholy in the hand writing of the Testator are ordered to be recorded And on the motion of the said Executor Certifisate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form he having made oath
      thereto and given security according to Law.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 101
      Know all men .. that I JAMES HACKLEY of County of Culpeper being justly indebted to WILLIAM BALL and WILLIAM UNDERWOOD as Securitys the sum due from me to JAMES SLAUGHTER Gent. for the Deputy Sheriff s place for the year 1767 for the securing such payment I do hereby grant and mortgage to William Ball and William Underwood such a part of my Estate to wit Negroes Hanah, Philis, George, Aaron, Nan and Sarah .. to hold the said Mortgaged effects as their own proper Estate provided that James Hackley shall well and truly satisfy James Slaughter .. all demands the said Slaughter shall call on them for their Securityship then this Mortgage to be void .. 25th September 1769 ..
      Presence: John Gray, Richard Hackley Jams. Hackley
      At Court held for County of Culpeper 21st June 1770 This Bill of Sale ordered to be recorded.
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      1775-1778 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book H; [Antient Press]; Page 522-524
      THIS INDENTURE made the 15th September 1777 Between ABRAHAM EDINS and CATHARINE his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part & WILLIAM BALL of County aforesaid Witnesseth that said Abraham Edins and Catharine his Wife for sum Eighty pounds current money of Virginia have granted unto said William Ball his heirs forever Two hundred acres of land in Culpeper County in Bromfield Parish in the Great Fork of Rappahanock River in a place called TURKEY HOLE and the same is bounded Begining at two small white oaks standing on the South side of Stonehouse Run Corner to JOHN TOWLES and runs thence with his line South to a Chesnut on a ridge Corner to GEORGE MARTIN thence with his line South to one chesnut oak on the side of TURKEY HOLE MOUNTAIN Corner to said Martin thence North to a red oak in STONEHOUSES line thence with his line South to a red oak Corner to Stonehouse on the North side of Stonehouses Run thence Down the several courses of said run North East to the Begining also one other parcel of land joining on the lines of aforesaid Tract of land containing one hundred acres and bounded begining at a chesnut a Corner to JAMES MAXWELL and thence North to a white oak saplin on the side of a mountain thence East to a chesnut oak in a line of said Maxwells thence with his line North to the begining place Abraham Eddins
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 15th September 1777 Catharine Eddins
      This Indenture (also Memorandum of Seisin and Receipt endorsed)
      ordered to be recorded Previous to which the said Catharine was first privily examined as the Law directs.
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      1775-1778 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book H; [Antient Press]; Page 535-536
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th October 1777 Between ABRAM EDINS and CATHIRINE his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and WILLIAM BALLE of County aforesaid Witnesseth that said Abram Edins and Catharine his Wife for sum Fifty pounds current money of Virginia have sold unto said William Balle his heirs forever One hundred and twenty acres of land in Culpeper County and Bromfield Parish in the Great Fork of Rappahanock River in TURKEY HOLE MOUNTAINS and bounded Begining at two small white oaks on Stonehouses Run thence West to three corner red oaks on a hill side thence No. to a hikory on a Mountain thence West to three Maples in Stonehouses Run thence down the several courses of said run to the Begining Abraham Eddins
      At a Court held for Culpeper County 20 October 1777 Catharine Eddins
      This Indenture with Memorandum and Receipt thereon Endorsed ordered to be recorded
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      1783-1785 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book M; [Antient Press]; Page 210
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM BALL of County of Culpeper for sum of Eighty five pounds to me in hand paid by GOODRICH LIGHTFOOT do by these presents bargain and sell unto GOODRICH LIGHTFOOT his heirs one Negro girl named Milly, To have and to hold the said Negro girl Milly and her Increase unto the said GOODRICH LIGHTFOOT his heirs and I WILLIAM BALL for me my heirs do warrant and forever defend the aforesaid Negro and her future Increase unto said GOODRICH LIGHTFOOT his heirs from every person In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the (blank) day of July One thousand seven hundred & eighty four
      in the presence of WM. BALL
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 16th day of August 1784
      This Bill of Sale from BALL to LIGHTFOOT was acknowledged by the part and ordered to be recorded
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      1790-1791 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book Q (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 105-106
      THIS INDENTURE made this 18th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hudnred & ninety one Between WILLIAM BALL of the County of Culpeper of one part and JOHN HACKLEY of the County aforesaid of other part; Witnesseth that WILLIAM BALL in consideration of the sum of One hundred & eighty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by said JOHN HACKLEY, by these presents doth bargain & sell unto JOHN HACKLEY his heirs one certain tract of land lying in the GREAT FORK of RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER & County aforesaid, and the Tract on which the said BALL now lives, it being the remainder of a larger tract part of which was sold to ROBERT SLAUGHTER JUNR., of Culpeper County some years since and for which a Deed has never past to the said SLAUGHTER, it being also a tract which the said HACKLEY bought at publick sale on the twenty second day of October last past for the above mentioned sum of One hundred & Eighty pounds current money of Virginia, by estimation Four lhundred and sixty three acres be the same more or less and bounded; Begining at a white & red Oak & Pine by a Branch of BROOKS RUN corner of JOHN FINLESON,thence with his line South fifteen West two hundred & thirty poles to a white Oak, thence South sixty five East one hundred & sixty poles to three white Oaks, thence North fifteen East three hundred & sixty poles to three white Oaks, thence North four West sixty two poles to three white Oaks, corner to FRANCIS THORNTON, thence to run a line to strike the other back line of the said tract so as to leave out two hundred & ten acres which was sold to ROBERT SLAUGHTER JUNR. of Culpeper County some years since and which has never been laid off to the said SLAUGHTER, Together with all houses fences & improvements to the same belonging; To have & to hold the four hundred and sixty three acres of land and all the premises unto JOHN HACKLEY his heirs freed & discharged from all incumbrances; And WILLIAM BALL doth by these presents warrant and will forever defend the land & premises unto JOHN HACKLEY his heirs against the claim of any person; In Witness whereof said WILLIAM BALL hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day and year first above written
      Acknowd. & Deliver'd in presence of
      ROBT: LATHAM JR., WM: BALL
      WILL; BROADUS. PHILIP LATHAM
      At a Court continued & held for Culpeper County the 19th day of April 1791
      This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from WILLIAM BALL to JOHN HACflEY was proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, Cl Cur

      ===Vestry Men of Parish of St. Marks
      1783-1785 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book M; [Antient Press]; Page 253-255
      THIS INDENTURE made this 27th day of July in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & Eighty four Between ANTHONY GARNETT, ROBERT GREEN, WILLIAM BALL, JAMES SLAUGHTER, JAMES PENDLETON, SAMUEL CLAYTON & CADWALLADER SLAUGHTER, Gent. late Vestry Men of Parish of St. Marks in County of Culpeper of one part and WILLIAM BRADLEY of said County of other part WHEREAS by an Act of Assembly passed in the year 1769 intitled "an Act to empower the Vestry of St. Marks Parish in County of Culpeper to sell the GLEBE of said Parish and to lay out the money in purchasing a more convenient GLEBE," it is Enacted that the said GLEBE LAND with the appurtenances be vested in the present Vestry of said Parish for the time being in Trust, Nevertheless that the said Vestry or the greater part of them all shall by Deed of Bargain & Sale sell and Convey the said GLEBE with the appurtenances for the best price that can be got for the same to any person who shall be willing to purchase the same, to hold to such purchaser their heirs and Whereas at a Vestry held for said Parish the 4th day of June 1770 when the above Vestrymen were present with JOHN THOMPSON Rector & WILLIAM GREEN, BENJAMIN ROBERTS, GOODRICH LIGHTFOOT and WILLIAM WILLIAMS Gent. Vestrymen who are since dead the said GLEBE and appurtenances were sold to SAMUEL HENING for the sum of One hundred & ninety nine pounds which was the best price that could be had for the same, and SAMUEL HENING afterwards sold his title to the same to WILLIAM THOMPSON who has since sold the same to WILLIAM BRADLEY, party hereto, Nevertheless a Conveyance thereof from the said Vestry nor any of them to an person has never been made NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that the said (the Vestrymen named at the beginning of this entry) wheare the only Survivors of the then Vestry by virtue of the power to them given by said recited Act of Assembly and for sum of One hundred & ninety pounds current money to them in hand paid for the purposes aforesaid by these presents do bargain & sell unto WILLIAM BRADLEY his heirs all that tract of land sold by JOHN ASHLY to the Churchwardens of said Parish lying in the Great Fork of RAPPHANNOCK RIVER and bounded Begining at three white Oaks Corner to WILLIAM SMITH in the dividing line Between JOHN QUARLES & JOHN ASHLY, thence with the Dividing Line North forty degrees East One hundred & ninety four poles to a red and white Oak and Pine tree in a line of COLO. CARTERs, thence with CARTERs line North forty five degrees West one hundred and ten poles to a Gum, another corner of CARTERs, thence South seventy five degrees West One hundred & thirty poles to two white Oaks and a red Oak in said CARTERs line, thence South twenty five degrees West One hundred and fifty poles to three white Oaks in a line of a Patent granted to the aforesaid QUARLES & ASHLEY, thence South sixty nine degrees East one hundred and fifty poles to the begining, containing two hundred and fifteen acres, Together with all appurtenances thereunto To have and to hold the said land and premises unto WILLIAM BRADLEY his heirs In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & Seals the day and year mentioned in this writing
      in presence of ROBERT GARNETT, ANTHO. GARNETT ROBT. GREEN
      JOHN WAGGONER, WM. BALL JAMES SLAUGHTER
      THOMAS WAGGONER JAMES PENDLETON SAML. CLAYTON
      CAD. SLAUGHTER
      At a Court continued and held for Culpeper County the 17th day of August 1784 This Indenture was acknowledged by JAMES SLAUGHTER & SAMUEL CLAYTON, parties thereto, and ordered to be recorded as to them, And at a Court continued and held for the said County the 18th day of August 1784 was acknowledged by WILLIAM BALL and JAMES PENDLETON, parties thereto, & ordered to be recorded as to them, And at a Court continued and held for the said County the 19th day of August 1784 was acknowledged by CADWALLADER SLAUGHTER, a party thereto, & ordered to be recorded as to him. And at at Court continued and held for the said County the 21st day of August 1784 was acknowledged by ROBERT GREEN, a party thereto, and ordered to be recorded as to him. And at a Court held for the said County the 15th day of November 1784 was fully proved by the Oath of ROBERT GARNETT, JOHN WAGGONER &THOMAS WAGGONER, Witnesses thereto for ANTHONY GARNETT & ordered to be recorded

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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 29, 1985 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 304
      1775-1803 British Mercantile Claims
      Claims of Geo: McCall & Company [Page 170-71 ):
      Ann Slaughter , Culpeper. £17.12.11 3/4,
      by note. Mrs. Ann Slaughter died in Culpeper long before the peace and left no property of any kind. About the commencement of the war she had a very good estate which she divided among her children and afterwards lived with Capt. Wm. Ball of Culpeper who intermarried with one of her daughters. It was said at the time a distribution of her estate took place among her children that her son Cadwallader Slaughter had undertaken the payment of her debts. Cadwal. Slaughter removed shortly after the peace and carried a good estate. He died in Jefferson Co . [Ky.] abou t three years ago and left property sufficient to pay all his debts.
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 31, 1987 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 92
      1775-1803 British Mercantile Claims
      Claims of Wm. Cunningham & Company, 20 May 1801; [Page 49-53]
      Capt. Wm . Ball, Culpeper. £10.11.7-1/2 by bond, Culpeper Store; £5.1.7 by account , Fredericksburg
      Store; £548.14.0 by judgment Fredericksburg Court, Fredericksburg Store. He now lives in Culpeper County
      but has been reputed insolvent since 1788 or 1789. He is generally considered a very honest man and has notwithstanding his general insolvency paid several debts. It is, however, very doubtful at this day whether he is really insolvent or only nominally so. He was one of the securities for Jas. Slaughter of Culpeper when he qualified as high sheriff of that county. About 1789 Jas. Slaughter entirely failed in consequence of his being high sheriff of Culpeper County in 1786 and 1787 and his securities in order to prevent the same burthen falling upon them pursued the same plan. They were his brothers Lawrence Slaughter, Robt. Slaughter and Wm. Ball, all of whom were men possessed of considerable estates at the time of their engagement for him, but all of them failed at the same time . Wm. Ball suffered his property to be sold by execution for some inconsiderable debts, which property was purchased by his relation Capt. John Hackley who resided in his family and who has been the nominal owner of it ever since. But as they both live on the same plantation and in the same house it may yet be considered an undivided possession. Capt. Hackley has since the transfer of the property of Wm. Ball to him paid many debts formerly due from him and it was never believed they had any other object in view than to prevent the Commonwealth from sweeping the whole of it away to pay the demands against Jas. Slaughter for whom Wm. Ball was bound as security. These debts to Cunningham & Company have not yet been paid and Wm. Ball is still
      desirous to pay them if he could obtain some indulgence as to the time. If this indulgence had been given it is
      probable much of the money might ere this time have been received but the creditors doubtless expecting compensation from the United States have pursued legal measures to coerce payment and have obtained what alone might be expected, the return of the marshal upon the execution issued from the Federal Court of "no effects ." Had they instituted a suit to set aside the conveyance as fraudulent, I think it is highly probable that they would have
      succeeded . [Long discussion of the legal situation regarding such frauds.]

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