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

Sarah Ball

Female 1714 - 1763  (49 years)


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  • Name Sarah Ball 
    Born 10 Mar 1713/14  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Dec 1763  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I052306  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2019 

    Father Joseph Ball,   b. 15 Oct 1680, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1721, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Mary Mottrom,   b. Abt 1691, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1725, 'Coan' St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1707  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Harding,   b. 15 Feb 1711/12, North Farnham, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1762, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1730/31  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • THE REGISTERS of NORTH FARNHAM PARISH 1663 ... 1814
      AND
      LUNENBURG PARISH 1783 1800 RICHMOND COUNTY, VIRGINIA
      Compiled and Published
      by
      George Harrison Sanford King
      Fellow, American Society of Genealogists
      Fredericksburg, Virginia
      1966

      Page 87

      HARDING WILLIAM and Sarah Balls 14 February 1730/1..
      [MRC. ,p.87 .questioned the surname of the bride .. if Bale or Ball; the latter is correct. She was the only daughter of Captn Joseph Ball (c.1680-1721) as Hayden.. p.65, states but he errs in stating her mother was Mary Spencer
      An Act of the House of Burgesses in May 1732 regarding land in Essex County (British Colonial Office 5/1389, ff. 70-71) proves that Captain Joseph Ball married Mary Mottram the only child of Spencer Mottrom Gent. (1670-1700) of Northumberland County and he was the only son and heir of John Mottrom and his wife -nee Hannah Fox whose father David Fox of Lancaster County made her a deed poll on 11 November 1662 for 800 acres on Piscataway Creek which fell into Essex County. This land descended to the aforementioned Mary Mottrom and this Act states she married (1) the aforementioned Captain Joseph Ball and (2) William Loury Gent. of Essex County and had five children by each spouse all of whom were living in 1732.
    Children 
     1. Sarah Harding,   b. Abt 1731, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     2. Mary Harding,   b. Abt 1732, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     3. Jane Harding,   b. Bef 1735, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1759, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     4. Judith Harding,   b. Abt 1736, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     5. Hannah Harding,   b. 1739, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1785, Northumberland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     6. Elizabeth Harding,   b. Abt 1740, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762  (Age ~ 23 years)
     7. William Harding,   b. Abt 1742, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1786, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     8. Molly Harding,   b. Abt 1746, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Frances Harding,   b. Abt 1748, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Thomas Harding,   b. Bef 1741, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1761, Northumberland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F23057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1762-1766 Record Book #6; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 316
      Harding, Sarah, of St. Stephens Parish
      W. W. 13 _June 1763---W, P. 12 December 1763
      Residue of my estate to be equally divided, between my three daughters Jenny Harding, Molley Harding, and Frances Harding, only that my son William Harding have my desk and press, and a young mare colt now by the side of my grey mare; three daughters may have a bed apiece if as much is left after my debts are paid.
      Daughter Jenny may have my black horse named Brandy, and my grand looking glass and black walnut table that now stands in my Hall.
      Friend Mathew Neale, John Cralle, Jr., and Griffin Fauntleroy
      executors,
      Witness: John Lewis, Mary Eskridge, and. Hannah Lewis.
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      James Hughes 2006-10-01 12:50:15
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 66

      WILL OF CAPT. JOSEPH BALL, 1720.

      In the name of God Amen. I, JOSEPH BALL, of the County of Northumberland, being sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, praise be to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, that it is but a blast, I do therefore make and ordain this to he my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Imprimis, I give my soul to God that gave it to me, in full and certain hope of pardon and remission for all my sins, and through the merits of my dear and blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named: and as for what temporal estate it has pleased Almighty God of his great goodness to bestow upon me, I give and bequeath as follows: Item, I give to my two sons, Spencer and Richard Ball, all that tract of land that I now live on, being about 1500 acres, which was formerly settled on them by deed, but supposing that Spencer's part will take some of the land above the glade, my desire is that the glade shall be the division between them; and I do give my son, Spencer Ball, and his heirs forever, one negro man named Gie, in consideration that he make over to my son, Richard Ball, and his heirs male forever, lawfully begotten of his body, all his right, title and interest of the land aforesaid, lying above the glade, and for the want of such issue, to return again to my son Spencer, &c., and in case my son Spencer fail to perform the same as aforesaid, then I give the aforesaid negro to my son, Richard Ball, and his heirs forever. Item, I give to my daughter, Sarah Ball, my land in Richmond County, to her and her heirs forever, provided my loving wife give each of my two sons, viz: Joseph and William Ball, part of her land at Black Point, but in case my wife should not give my said sons part of her land, that then I give my land in Richmond Co. to my said two sons, Joseph and William Ball, and their heirs forever. I give my dear and loving wife all the negroes I had with her and one negro boy named Tom, and after her decease I give the said Tom to my son, Richard Ball, and his heirs forever. I give my dear wife my horse named Sprite. Item, I give my son, Richard Ball, one negro man named Cuffy, to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to my three children, viz., Sarah, Joseph and William Ball, six negroes, viz., Harry, Jenny, Nan, Hannah, Winny and Billy, to them and their heirs forever, and my will is that each of my said children shall have their proportional share of the said negroes and their increase delivered to them, as they, my said children, shall come of age, or at the day of marriage. Item, I give my son Spencer my young black horse. Item, I give all the rest of my estate not heretofore given, unto my dear wife and five children, viz., Spencer, Richard, Sarah, Joseph and William Ball, to be equally divided among them. Item, my will is that my loving brothers, Richard and Geo. Ball, have the tuition of my children and the management of their estate; notwithstanding it is my desire that they do not take my children from their dear mother, upon any account than as they shall think reasonable for the better educating them, nor their estate without she marry again, and that her then husband should prove unkind to my children, and not take provident care of them and their estate, that then my desire is that my said brothers take upon them the whole care of my children and the management of their estate. Item, I do hereby nominate and appoint my dear and loving wife executrix of this my last Will and Testament, and I do revoke and make null and void all former Wills and Testaments by me made, and I do hereby ratify and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 19th day of 8ber, 1720.

      JOSEPH BALL [L.] Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of David Ball, Jno. Jossy, Jno. Lacy. Die 9ber 15, 1721. Probated, North'd County, "to be the last Will and Testament of Capt. Joseph Ball, dec'd," &c. Teste Richard Lee, Cl'k Ct.
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      1743-1753 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp. 221-225
      Indenture made 14th/15th October 1747 between WILLIAM HARDING & SARAH his wife of county Northumberland of one part & THOMAS VIVION of county King George .. by deeds of lease & release for sum Five hundred pounds current money of Virginia sold 515 acres in Hanover Parish King George County .. it being the land whereon said Harding has a Quarter & whereon HENRY DRAKE lives which said land was bequeathed unto said Sarah by the Last Will & Testament of JOSEPH BALL dated 19th October 1720 & duly proved & Recorded in County Court of Northumberland ..
      Presence M. Robinson, William Harding
      John Triplett, Christor. Quisenbury, Sarah x Harding
      Harry Turner, Clapham Richardson,
      Tho: Jett
      Memo - Whereas Henry Drake has a Lease dated 19th November 1733 for twenty years clear of any rent. Now the true Intent & meaning hereof is that the sd Drake shall possess .. sd Leased premises for the term of the Lease yet to come the sd Drake complying with the Lease in every particular 15th October 1747.
      Presence M. Robinson, John Triplett, Thos. Vivion
      Christor. Quisenbury, Harry Turner,
      Clapham Richardson, Tho: Jett
      At a court held 5th February 1747 .. Deeds of lease & release with for the privy examination of said Sarah recorded.
      King George. George the Second .. to MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON, JOSEPH MORTON & JOHN TRIPLETT Gent. Greeting. Whereas William Harding & Sarah his wife .. conveyed unto Thomas Vivion .. whereas Sarah cannot conveniently travel to King George County Court & make acknowledgment .. you do personally go to sd Sarah .. examine her .. Witness Harry Turner Clerk of our sd Court at the sd Court House the 28th Jan. in the twenty first year of our Reign & in the year of our Lord God 1747.
      By virtue of above commission .. received her acknowledgment .. 28th January 1747. Max: Robinson John Triplett
      At a court held 5th February 1747 Commission with Certificate for the
      Privy examination recorded,
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      1758-1762 Record Book #5; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 496
      Harding, William, of St. Stephens Parish
      W. W. 15 November 1761---W. P. 8 February 1762
      To son in law Matthew Neale-one shilling.
      To son in law John Cralle Junr.-one shilling.
      To son in law Joseph Wildey-negroes Jane, Isaac, Sinar, and Moses.
      To son William Harding-all my land to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body, if none to daughter Frances Harding and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body.
      To son William Harding-negroes Will, Sam, Winney, and Dol.
      Wife Sarah Harding-to have use of all my land during her widowhood to bring up my four children Jane, Molley, Frances, and William Harding. When wife marries, to have no right to my land.
      To son in law John Lewis-negro boy James, and eight head of
      To son in law Griffin Fauntleroy -one negro of the same value
      of the negro woman Kate which I lent him, the said negro Kate not being my property to give.
      Rest of my negroes and estate to be equally divided between wife Sarah Harding, and my three daughters Jane, Molley,and Frances Harding.
      Friends Col. Spencer Ball, Matthew Neale, and William Eskridge, executors.
      Witness: Joseph Wildey, Matthew Neale, and Thomas Smith

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