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

John Ball

Male 1670 - 1722  (52 years)


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  • Name John Ball 
    Born 1670  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1722  Hunting Creek, Fairfax County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025080  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Joseph Ball,   b. 24 May 1649, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1711, "Epping Forest", Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Female MNU Ball,   b. Abt 1653, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1674, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years) 
    Married Abt 1669  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Abt 1690 
    Children 
     1. James Ball,   b. Bef 1706, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F15435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Winifred Williams,   b. Abt 1676, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1723, Hunting Creek, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1713/14  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ball,   b. 1714, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1766, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Moses Ball,   b. 2 May 1717, Hunting Creek, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1792, Glencarlyn, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. George Ball,   b. 1720, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Lee County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Mildred Ball,   b. Bef 1724, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F15436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === research notes from Mark Sullivan

      James Ball, who immigrated to Drayton Plantation in 1654, is perhaps more likely to be John's father. Y-DNA results of descendants of John and William Ball suggests that they are from different paternal lines (see https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Ball?iframe=ycolorized for the raw data. Steven Perkins https://www.blogger.com/profile/03578164804219522899 has done some work to validate some of the proposed lineages). The book "The Ball Family of the Potomac" by Doris LeClerc Ball and George L Ball also gives some circumstantial evidence for James being John's father.
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      Notes for JOHN BALL:
      Book F, No.2,page 56, John patented 221 acres of land on the north branch of Hunting Creek, North Neck Land Grants 2:188. He also bought 343 acres from Robert Brent, executor of Nicholas Brent, on the north side of Hunting Creek. They lived on four Mile Run and Little Hunting Creek near Alexandria Fairfax County Virginia. John Ball removed to Hunting Creek soon after the purchase and left a will, proved in the County Court of Stafford, after John`s death his widow Winifred married Benjamin Lawrence and produced one daughter, her name was Priscylla...

      Will of John Ball, Stafford County Virginia. In the name of God, Amen: I John Ball of the County of Stafford and in the Parish of Overwharton being sick and weak but Blessed by God in my perfect senses, Do ordain this my Last Will and Testament revoking and disnulling all other Will or Wills here to fore made by me or intended to be made in matter or form as followeth.
      First I resign my soul to Almighty God who gave it to me,and hope through Merits Death and passion of my dear Saviour Jesus Crist hope for a full pardon and remission of all my sins and hope that I shall meet my Blessed Saviour in a joyful Resurrection at the Last Day.
      Next I desire my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried by my executrix hereafter named.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved son James Ball that plantation where he now dwells and as much of that track of land joining at both ends of said plantation as shall make the quantity of one hundred acres to him and his heirs lawfully begotton for ever, but in default of such heirs then to fall to George Ball my youngest son to him and his heirs lawfully begotten for ever if in default of such heirs then to fall to the next male heir of the kin forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Moses Ball all the land and plantation and Water Mill that belongeth to me on the north side Great Hunting Creek to him and his heirs lawfully brgotten and in default of such heirs that then to fall to the next male heirs forever.
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      Ball, John.
      Publication 1722
      Gen. note Part of index to wills not listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800 (Torrence).
      Note Will - 1722
      Note Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Bulletin, vol. 6, p. 53
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      Ball, John.
      Publication 1722
      Gen. note Part of index to wills not listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800 (Torrence).
      Note Will - 1722
      Note Lloyd W. Smith Collection of Virginia Manuscripts... (Archives Division Miscellaneous Reel No. 315)
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      Ball, John.
      Publication 1722
      Gen. note Part of index to wills not listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800 (Torrence).
      Note Will dated 14. August 1722 Will proved 14. November 1722
      Note Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 6, pp. 53-54, originally in Stafford County, Will Book "K", 1721-1730, p. 35. Book now Missing from Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Misc. Microfilm Reel 315, Virginia State Library.
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=188&last=189&g_p=G2&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Ball, John.
      Publication 9 August 1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 221 acres on the north branch of Little Hunting Creek adjoining Thomas Stafford {mm-should be Sandiford}, William {S}Pence, and George Brent.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 188-189 (Reel 288).
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=13&last=&g_p=G3&collect ion=NN Grant
      Title Sandiford, Thomas.
      Publication 12 February 1703/1704.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 598 acres beginning near Potomack River adjoining John West, and John Ball.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, p. 13 (Reel 288).
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=146&last=&g_p=G3&collec tion=NN Grant
      Title Harrison, William.
      Publication 4 December 1706.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 266 acres upon Dogues Run adjoining John Ball.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, p. 146 (Reel 288).
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      James Hughes 2006-10-01 10:38:59
      Laws of Maryland 1785-1791Volume 204, Page 572

      Was the Ball Hunting Creek land part of the land taken to form D.C.?
      An ACT concerning the territory of Columbia and the city of Washington.
      Passed December 19.
      WHEREAS the president of the United States, by virtue of several acts of congress, and acts of the assemblies of Virginia and Maryland, by his proclamation, dated at George-town on the thirtieth day of March, seventeen hundred and ninety-one, did declare and make known, that the whole of the territory of ten miles square, for the permanent seat of government of the United States, shall be located and included within the four lines following; that is to say, beginning at Jones's Point, being the upper point of Hunting Creek, in Virginia, and at an angle in the outset of forty-five degrees west of the north, and running a direct line ten miles for the first line, then beginning again at the same Jones's Point, and running another direct line at a right angle with the first, across the Patowmack, ten miles, for the second line, then from the terminations of the said first and second lines, running two other direct lines ten miles each, the one crossing the Eastern Branch and the other Patowmack, and meeting each other in a point; which has since been called the Territory of Columbia: And whereas Notley Young, Daniel Carroll, of Duddington, and many others, proprietors of the greater part of the land herein after mentioned to have been laid out in a city, came into an agreement, and have conveyed their lands in trust to Thomas Beall, son of George, and John Mackall Gantt, whereby they have subjected other part to be sold to raise money as a donation to be employed according to the act of congress for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the government of the United States, under and upon the terms and conditions contained in each of the said deeds; and many of the proprietors of lots in Carrollsburgh and Hamburgh, have also come into an agreement, subjecting their lots to be laid out anew, giving up one half of the quantity thereof to be sold, and the money thence arising to be applied as a donation as aforesaid, and they to be reinstated in one half the quantity of their lots in the new location, or otherwise compensated in land in a different situation within the city, by agreement between the commissioners aforesaid and them, and, in case of disagreement, that then a just and full compensation shall be made in money; yet some of the proprietors of other lands, have not, from imbecility and other causes, come into any agreement concerning their lands within the limits hereinafter mentioned, but a very great proportion of the landholders having agreed on the same terms, the president of the United States directed a city to be laid out, comprehending all the lands beginning on the east side of Rock Creek, at a stone standing in the middle of the road leading from George-town to Bladensburgh, Preamble.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 56
      26 Mar 1715; Recorded on request of Richard Edelen
      9 Mar 1714; Indenture from John Ball and Winifred his wife of Stafford County, Virginia., to Richard Edelen, carpenter; for 7,500# tobacco; a parcel called Lanternam formerly taken up by William Williams and patented by Maj. William Boarman; bounded by Zachia Swamp; laid out for 200 acres; /s/ John Ball, Winnifrid Ball; wit. Tho. Dent., Ben. Hanson, Thomas Hagan, Jr.; ack. 10 Mar 1714 ack. by John Ball and Winnifrid his wife
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 167
      10 May 1717; Indenture between Robert Wine, s/o John Wine of Blowmoris in County of Anglicey Comp., age 17 years, and William Whaley of Liverpoole, merchant; sd. Robert Owin [sic] agrees to serve Whaley from the date of his arrival in Virginia or any of His Majesties' plantation for 7 years; /s/ Wm. Whaley; wit. John Ball, Hen. Cauliff
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      EDELEN, RICHARD, Charles Co. 16 Jul, 1760; 17 Dec, 1761
      To wife Anne Edelen, during natural life, dwelling house, office and out houses where I now live, with all pts. of my plantation called "Askington". (The boundary is given and shows the land runs to Zacharlah Swamp.) Also slaves, silverware and a tract of land called "Edelen's, where my lower quarter is;
      Amendment," 100 A., provided wife claims no pt. of lands or effects hereafter willed to my children and grand-children, or others.
      To son Edward Edelen.. remaining pt. of my dwelling plantation., except 200 A., together with another tract bought of Kenhelm Chiseldyne. Also plantation I bought of Adley Davis In St. Mary's Cos,, called "Freeman Hunting Quarter", 200 A., also land called "Askington" in Charles County, 630 A., by patent and all lands called "Westwood Lodge", 100 A.; several slaves after my wife's decease.
      To grand-son Richard Edelen, son of Philip Edelen, 150 As, the upper pt.,of tract I bought of John Baptist Boarman, called "Ham's", lying In Charles County, and whereon I have a quarter; some slavese
      To son Philip Edelen, tract I bought. of John Batt [mm note: Ball] 200 As, called "Lanturnham", lying In Charles Co remaining pt. I bought of John Baptist Boarman.
      To grand-son James Edelen, son of Thomas Edelen and hrs., 120 A. being pt. of tract called "Sympson's Supply", to be laid out at the north end where Richard Higdon lives and the remainder of the tract to grand-son Edward Edelen.
      To Richard Edelen, son of Thomas Edelen, a tract I bought of Luke Gardiner In Prince George's Cos., near the north branch of Piscataway, 100 A.
      To Rev. George Hunter and his successors In function or office, one acre of land, pt., of a tract called St. Thomas, near Newport in Charles County, it being our family burying place, and whereon our chapel now stands.
      To Mary Anne Boarman, dau. of William Boarman, and by my dau. Winefred, and the hrs. of her body, and in default of such hrs., to the next hr. of Wm. Boarman, a tract called "The Hope" 250 A., I purchased from John and James Hill.
      To grand-son Philip Edelen, son of Thomas Edelen, 200 A., being pt. of "Calverton Manner", which Thomas Holly and Joseph Crown now live on; one slave.
      To grand-son Thomas Edelen, son of Thomas Edelen, plantation whereon Alexander Steel now lives, who holds the plantation during his life on paying sd. grand-son Thomas Edelen the rent he now pays.
      To grand-daus. Henrietta and Susannah Edelen, daus. of son Thomas Edelen, one tract called "Thornby" 200 A., to be equally divided, sd. Henrietta to have her choice,
      To grand-son Edward Edelen, son of Edward Edelen, after my wife's decease, that pt. of my now dwelling plantation called "Askington", within the following bounds, beginning at the original bound tree, thereof in Zachias Swamp and etc.; a slave.
      To grand-son Francis Edelen, son of Edward Edelen, after decease of my wife, tract called Edelen's Amendment, 104 A, where my lower quarters stand.
      To Eleanor Boarman, dau. of Bennett Boarman, one slave.
      To grand-daus. Elizabeth Corry and Mary Lancaster, each of them 200 A. land, pt. of "Lawrell's Branch", pt. of "Run At A Venture", and pt, of "Friendship", lying In Charles Co. on Mattawoman Run, To Anne Neal, my grand-dau., and dau. of Thomas Edelen, to be equally divided between them and to the hrs. of their body, the remaining pt, of 3 tracts at Matawoman, and when divided, Anne Neal take her choice.
      To grand-son Phillp Edelen, son of Thomas Edelen, the pt. of the 3 tracts at Matawoman.
      To grand-son Raphael Boarman, some cattle from my upper quarter,
      To son Edward Edelen, 1/3 of the neat cattle that are on my dwelling plantation.
      To grand-son Thomas Edelen, son of Thomas Edelen, some slaves.
      To grand-dau. Susanna Edelen, dau, of Thomas Edelen, some slaves.
      To grand-dau. Anne Edelen, dau. of Phillp Edelen, one slave.
      To grand-dau., the wife of Charles Boon, and dau. of Thomas James Boarman, 180 A., pt. of Boarman's Manner,
      To son Edward Edelen, and grand-son Richard Edelen, son of Philip Edelen, my whole Instruments for surveying, to be divided equally,
      To grand-dau, Mary Edelen, dau. of Philip Edelen, slaves.
      To grand-dau. Charity Edelen, dau. of Thomas Edelen, and hrs., some slaves.
      To grand-son Edward Edelen, some slaves,
      To grand-dau., youngest dau, of son Philip Edelen, some Slaves.
      To grand-son James Nealee son of Bennet Neale, some slaves.
      To grand-son James Edelen, son of Thomas Edelen, some slaves.
      Exs: Sons Philip and Edward Edelen.
      Wit: James Campbell, John Urguhart, Bennett Simms, Randolph Brandt. 31.27
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 238-241 This Indenture made 8th Aprill 1726 between JAMES BALL of Parish Overwharton in county Stafford & JOHN MUSGROVES of Parish & County aforesd. . for sum Six thousand pounds of sound merchantable tobacco in hand paid by said John Musgroves doth acknowledge a parcel of land adjoyning the lands of Mr. GEORGE BRENT & John Musgrove party to the present & between the forks of little and great hunting creeks containing 100 acres which said land was bequeathed unto James Ball by JOHN BALL Father of James by Will dated (blank) ..
      Presence Hugh West, James Ball
      Walter x Williams, Alexr. Beale
      At Court held for Stafford County 13th Aprill 1726 James Ball by FFRANCIS AWBREY his Atto. acknowledged this deed to John Musgrove .. admitted to record.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 369-55: LANTERNAM: 500 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Boarman, William Maj : Surveyed 10 April 1671 from William Boarman on the North side a fresh run that runs into Zachia Swamp.: Conveyance notes - 200 Acres - Richard Edelen from John Ball; 9 March 1714, 500 Acres - Richard Edelen from John Baptist Boarman; 12 Nov 1717,

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