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

Gerrard Ball

Male Aft 1703 - 1737  (< 32 years)


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  • Name Gerrard Ball 
    Born Aft 1703  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Aug 1737  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I086604  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Ball,   b. Bef 1684, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1723, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Mother Sarah MNU Ball,   d. Aft 1724, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 322
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I GERRARD BALL of Cople Parish and Westmorland County being very sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be almighty God for the same, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following; First, I give my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who made it hoping thro the merits of Jesus Christ our blessed Saviour and Redeemer to receive full pardon and remission of all my sins, And my body to the Earth to be buryed at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named, And as touching my worldly goods & chattels which God of his infinite mercy hath bestowed upon me far beyond my deserts, I give and dispose the same as followeth, (vizt.)
      Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my Aunt, MARY COURTNEY, for her use during her natural life my Negro woman named Betty and after my said Aunts decease, I give and bequeath the said Negro woman with her future increase to my Brother, SAMUEL BALL and his heirs,
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Brother, BENONY BALL, eight hundred pounds of tobacco to be paid by my Executors hereafter named towards his Schooling and Education.
      Item. My will & desire is that my Negro woman be delivered imediately after my decease to my aforesaid Aunt during the term aforesaid;
      Item. I give and bequeath all the remaining part of my goods and chattels unto my Brother, SAMUEL BALL, whom I appoint Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, and also I appoint my Brother, GEORGE BALL, and my Neighbor, PETER RUST, Executors in trust to take care of such goods and chattels until my said Brother, SAMUEL BALL arrives to the age of Sixteen years, when I desire he may take the same into his possession; And I do hereby revoke make null void and of no effect all other Will or Wills heretofore by me made either by word or writing, publishing and declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament; In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of June Annoq. Dom: 1737
      Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the presence of
      PETER RUST, JAMES THOMAS JUNR. GERRARD BALL
      Westmorland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of July 1737
      This Last Will and Testament of GERRARD BALL, deceased, was presented into Court by PETER RUST and GEORGE BALL, Executors in Trust in the said Will named, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oath of JAMES THOMAS, JUNIOR, witness thereto, is admitted to Record: And upon the mocon of the said Executors and their performing what is usual in such case, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Second day of August 1737, pr. G. T,, C. C. W.

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