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

William Ball

Male 1641 - 1694  (53 years)


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  • Name William Ball 
    Birth 2 Jan 1641  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 30 Sep 1694  Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23579  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father William Ball,   b. 2 Jun 1611, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Nov 1680, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 2 Jul 1638  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Williamson,   b. Abt 1655, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Sep 1702, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Marriage 20 Feb 1673  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Ball,   b. 12 Aug 1675, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Feb 1727, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. William Ball,   b. 12 Sep 1676, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Mar 1745, Millenbeck, St. Mary's White Chappel, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. James Ball,   b. 15 Oct 1678, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Nov 1754, Bewdley, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Joseph Ball,   b. 15 Oct 1680, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Sep 1721, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. George Ball,   b. 1683, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jun 1746, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Strachey Ball,   b. Abt 1685, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 6 Feb 1698, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 13 years)  [Father: natural]
     7. David Ball,   b. 26 Sep 1686, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Mar 1733, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 46 years)  [Father: natural]
     8. 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)  [Father: natural]
     9. Margaret Ball,   b. 29 Sep 1694, Millenbeck, Lancaster Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 6 Nov 1758, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 64 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Martha Haynie,   b. Abt 1645, Bayview, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1671, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Marriage 1661  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 3 Margaret Downman,   b. 1645, Morattico, Lancaster, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 9 Sep 1702, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 57 years) 
    Notes 
    • Williamson married first, but don't know if these were all her kids.
    Family ID F15495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BALL, Capt. William, of Parish St. Mary's White Chapel. 28 Sep. 1694. Rec. 16 Nov. 1694
      Wife (name not given), three eldest sons: William, Richard and James Ball;
      Sons: Joseph, George, David, Stretchly and Samuel Ball. Dau. Margaret Ball. Extrs. sons William and Richard, and brother Capt. David, Fox,
      Mr. Geo. Haile. Wits. Abraham Taylor, George Finch, Edwin Conway. W.B. 8, Page 45.
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      Father: William Ball IV b: 1615 in London, England
      Mother: Hannah Atherold b: 1618 in London, England
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      SOURCE: The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter, Page 102
      "In 1662, WILLIAM UNDERWOOD gave to his nieces Margaret and Mary Williamson a tract of 882 acres patented by him in 1658. Children of James and Anne Williamson; Margaret married prior to March 1671 Capt. William Ball, Jr. of Lancaster and Mary married prior to March 1673 John Rosier, Gent. of Westmoreland.
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      James Hughes 2005-07-06 19:39:53
      The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter , Page 102

      Mar. 7, 1671, William Moseley delivered to Mr. Wm. Ball, Jr., Mr. James Williamson's patent for 1,800 acres of land dated 22 May, 1651, and the Underwood patent to Margaret and Mary Williamson for 882 acres, dated March 11, 1662. March 20, 1673, Capt. Wm. Ball, Gent., and Margaret his wife, a daughter and co-heir of Mr. James Williamson, and Anthony Bridges of Westmoreland, attorney for John Rosier, Gent., of Westmoreland, and Mary his wife, daughter and co-heir of James Williamson, sold to Charles Dacres, Clerke (Minister) of Westmoreland, 450 acres, part of a patent for 1,800 acres granted to Mr. James Williamson, dec'd, etc. They guaranteed title against themselves and the heirs of William Williamson, also dec'd.

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      Spouse: Anne Underwood- (Abt 1653- ) Marr: , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA

      Spouse: Mrs. Harris- (Abt 1653- ) Marr: , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA

      Spouse: Margaret Downman- (Abt 1653- ) Marr: , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA

      Spouse: Margaret Williamson- (Abt 1652- ) Marr: 1672, , Lancaster County, Virginia, USA
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/HALE/2002-01/1010686806
      URL title: HALE-L Archives
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      ยท On 13 March 1671/72 in Lancaster County, Virginia,:Commission of Administration according to Act upon the estate of Mary Hale, Widd: (deced), is granted unto George Hale, her Sonne, hee giveing securtiy according to Act. Mr. Will: Ball Junr. and Mr. Tho: Marshall are rdered to apprize the said estate & sworne in Cort., to whom is joyned Thomas Martyn & Nicholas George who are to be sworne by the said Mr. Ball Junr. An inventorie thereof to be exhibited to the next Cort. Dne: Therryott & Robt. Pritchett, Security.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 53
      Note:
      3. CAPTAIN WILLIAM2 BALL, JR. (William1), b. England, June 2, 1641; d. Lancaster county, Virginia., Sep. 30, 1694; will dat. Sep. 28, 1694; pro. Nov. 4, 1694.(*)

      He m. (I.) it is said, MISS WILLIAMSON, probably Margaret or Mary, dau. of James Williamson, of Rappahannock county, Virginia. (II.) MISS HARRIS, of "Bay View," Northumberland county, Virginia. (III.) cir. 1675, MARGARET DOWNMAN, dau. of Rawleigh Downman. (BALL 14, note.)

      It is not certainly known that Capt. Ball was thrice married; but it is impossible to ignore traditions that have any shadow of support. His marriage with Margaret Downman is beyond doubt. The other marriages have the authority of long accepted tradition. The letter of Col. James Ball (p. 31) and a number of the Ball charts give the name of the first wife as "Williamson." This Col. James was the great-grandson of Capt. William, and is entitled to some credit in the matter. However, I find no proof of the marriage of Capt. Ball with Miss Williamson, but the name Williamson is continued in the family of his sons--William 6, Richard 7, and of William 25, George 26, Williamson 105, &c., all direct descendants of Capt. Wm. Ball, supra. The tradition receives further coloring from an original deed still in the possession of the Downman family, descendants of this William. The deed, dated Nov. 2, 1675, recites that Major William Underwood, of Rapp'k County, Virginia., dec'd, gave to Margaret and Mary Williamson, daughters of Mr. James Williamson, of same county, dec'd, a tract of land in the freshes of Rapp'k River,

      (*) In the name of God Amen. I Capt Wm Ball of the Parish of St Mary's White Chappell in the County of Lancaster in Virginia being sick and weak in body but of sound and Perfect memory Praised be ye Almighty God for the same and considering the frailty of this life being but a blast I doe make this my Last will and Testament in manner and form Following hereby Revoking and making Void all other will or Wills Formerly by me made sealed or Published. First I give my soule to God that gave it me and Commit my body to the Earth to be buried in decent order at the Discreation of my Executors hereafter named In hope and true confidence that I shall have a joyful Resurrection at the Last day through the merrits of my most dear and Precious Redeemer the Lord Jesus Christ. I give unto my Dr. wife all and every part of this two hundred seven acres of Land whereon I now Live with all the housing and appurtenances thereunto belonging and also my mill hereon standing during her Natural life and also full Power to plant make and manure for her own use a Plantation if she Please on every other Parcel of Land hereafter by me hereby given and my Will is that she bring up my dear Children untill they be sixteen years of age in Writeing Reading &c and that then they be under the tuition of my sons William and Richard, and that whenever the said mill be out of repaire my will is that my said sons William Ball and Richard Ball give their assistance to mend repaire or new build her and that they be paid for their paines as the mill earnes it. I give unto my said sons William Ball and Richard Ball all my Tract of Land Lyeing in this Neck next to Richard Cundiffs being about nine hundred and Fifty acres to be Equally divided between them Provided they aquit all their right which they or either of them may Possibly have of in and to that Divident of Land in Richmond County next above perpetua Creek being about one thousand acres on which my Quarter Plantation now is unto their two brothers Joseph Ball and George Ball then I doe give unto my said sons William Ball and Richard Ball to them and their heirs forever all and every part of the above said Nine hundred and fifty acres of Land Lying in this neck next Richard Cundiffs as aforesaid but if my said two sons William Ball and Richard Ball molest their two said Brothers Joseph Ball and George Ball in their Quiet Possession at any time or times hereafter either them or their heirs in the said one thousand acres of Land at Perpetua Creek where my Quarter now is that I then do hereby give my said two sons Joseph Ball and George Ball and their heirs all and every part and Parcel of that nine Hundred and Fifty acres before hereby given unto my said two sons Wiliam Ball and Richard Ball as aforesaid. I give unto my two sons Joseph Ball and George Ball to them and their heirs all and every part and parcell of that Devident of Land in Richmond whereon my quarter now is near the head of Perpetua Creek to be Equally Divided between them. I give unto my four sons (viz) James Ball, David Ball, Stretchley Ball and Samuel Ball to them and their heirs forever all and every part of my uper Divident of Land being sixteen hundred Acres more or Less Lying in north side thereof.

      The widow of Major William Underwood, being in 1675 Elizbeth Combe, wife of Archdale Combe, of Rapp'k County, claimed her dower or third part of said tract. This third part, for a valuable consideration, the said Archdale Combe and Elizabeth Combe, his wife, conveyed to Capt. William Ball, of Lanc'r County, on the day above stated, the deed being recorded the following day, Nov. 3, 1675. Witnessed by Edward Crosk, Clerk Rapp'k County, and Philip Pendleton. Archdale and Elizabeth Combe signed the deed, affixing to each signature a seal in wax, which may be the crest of Williamson or Combe, i. e., "a pelican feeding her young." Motto, encircling the crest, "Sic bis quos diligo." The family of Norris, Scotland, have this crest with the moto, "Sic his qui diligunt." William Underwood was Burgess for Lanc'r Co. 1652, and Dr. Robert Williamson for Isle of Wight Co. 1663. Henry Williamson, Justice Rapp'k Co. 1680.
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      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 1 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.

      Source:
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family, Page, 50, 51
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      James Hughes 2006-09-26 14:40:14
      Hugh KINSEY
      http://dgmweb dot net/genealogy/FGS/K/KinseyHugh-MargaretJohns.shtml

      Beverly Fleet. 1988. "Lancaster County Record Book No. 2, 1654-1666." Page 99-168 in Virginia Colonial Abstracts. Vol. 1. Genealogical Publ. County, Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-187). On : Page 129 p.185. Henry Clarke of Wicocomoco in the County of Northumberland in Virginia acknowledges receipt from Isaac Foxcroft, mercht., several bills of sale and accounts... [These bills and accounts are enumerated, but are of no genealogical interest.]Signed Hen Clarke. Wit: Willm Ball, Hugh Kinsey. Recorded 27th April 1659.
      p. 138 p.229. John Fish Citizen and fletcher of London, gives power of atty to Edmons Farow of London, mariner, to collect debts from Hugh Kinsey of Rapa. in Virginia, planter, and from others. Dated 18th Sept. 1660. Signed John Fish. Wit: Rich Donley, John Fisher, John Neenee, Will Bayley, Anth Cheeke. Recorded 12th March 1661/2.
      p. 139 p.237. 21st May 1662. Hugh Kinsey of Lanc., planter, mortagages to John Fish of London, Fletcher, plantation "whereon the sd Hugh Kinsey now liveth," 500 acres for 33 pounds six shillings to be paid 20th Jan. next. Signed Hugh Kinsey. Wit: Miles Riley, Edward Dale. Recognit 9 July 1662. Rec 1 Aug. 1662.
      p. 154 p.322. Hugh Kinsey sells John ffish of London, ffletcher, 500 acres for L 33.6.8 Sterl. to be paid 25th of Jan. following. Dated 24th May 1662. Signed Hugh Kinsey. Wit: Myles Ryley, Edward Dale. Rec. 1st Aug. 1662 [sic].
      [The transcriber wrote "sic" for the recording date because this record was sandwiched between records recorded in 1665.]
      p.323. John ffish citizen and ffletcher of London. "whereas my attorney Edmond ffaroe of Wapping in the County of Middx marriner and Will Neasum of Virginia planter did by authority by me granted sell to Will Capell citizen and cooper of London one plantation situate in Lancashire in the sd County of Virginia wch was mortgaged and forfeited unto me by one Hugh Kensey of Virga afsd planter" Dated 29th Jun 1663. Signed Jo Fish. Wit: Robt Casby, Hen Clerke, Sam Griffin. Rec. 1st Aug. 1665.

      John Hall Pleasants. 1916-21. "The Gorsuch and Lovelace Families." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, numerous articles, which were republished in 1981 as Page 226-546 in Vol. III of Genealogies of Virginia Families by Genealogical Publ. County, Baltimore, MD (issued 1996 as Broderbund CD-162). Page 245 The record of the establishment of this little colony, stretched along the north shore of the Patapsco and made up of various members of the Gorsuch family, would appear to begin with an entry in the Maryland Land Office records which reads "July 16, 1659, Warrants granted the undersigned conditionally that they enter Rights and seat their land between this and the 25th of March next: Thomas Powell 700 acres; Walter Kickinson 600 acres; Robert Gorsuch 300 acres; Richard Gorsuch 300 acres; Howell Powell 300 acres; William Ball 500 acres; William Clapman jur. [sic jnr.] 500 acres; Richard Ball 500 acres; Thos. Humphry 600 acres; Hugh Kensey 400 acres" (Md. Patents Vol. IV, fol. 54).
      Most of these names occur soon after in the Quaker records of the province, so that is seems quite probable that they were a little group of Quaker colonists who had come up from Virginia to take up the recently opened lands on the Patapsco in Baltimore County, which appears to have been erected into a county this same year. The Gorsuches, Powells, Claphams, Dickensons, Balls, Kinseys (Kenseys) and Humphreys are known to have come from Lancaster County, while the Todds, who came a year or two later, were from Gloucester. That the conditions in regard to entering their rights and seating their lands were complied with by the warrantees is shown by the subsequent entries in the records of the Land Office of certificates of survey and, finally, by the issuance of patents to all whose names appear in the warrant of 1659. July 28, 1659, a tract of 500 acres called "Gorsuch" was surveyed for Robert Gorsuch, planter, on the north side of the Patapsco river "respecting" (i.e., opposite) the land of Hugh Kensey on the south side of the river (Md. Patents, Vol. IV, fol. 228)...
      p. 246 ...Charles Gorsuch, August 3, 1661, had surveyed for him "Whetstone Point," 50 acres comprising that part of the present city of Baltimore now occupied in part by Fort McHenry... William Ball and Richard Ball, each of whom received warrants for 500 acres of land under the warrant of 1659 and became settlers on the Patapsco, have been shown by Dr. Christopher Johnston to be the sons of Colonel William Ball of Lancaster County, the progenitor of the distinguished Virginia family of that name (Virginia Mag. Vol. VII Page 440 and Vol. VIII Page 80)*. Hugh Kinsey and Thomas Humphrey have been shown by Mr. Miles White, in his Ancestry of Johns Hopkins, to have also come from Lancaster County (Publications Southern Historical Association, Vols. IV, Page 395 and V, Page 360)...
      ...many if not all of these first actual settlers [those named in the Warrant of 1659] were probably a group of friends who came up together from Lancaster County and that the probable motive of their migration was religious persecution, as most of them are known to have been Quakers, and it was at this time that Virginia began to put into full effect the various repressive measures against the numerous recent converts to this sect in order to drive them out of that colony.

      *Genealogies of Virginia Families (Genealogical Publishing County, Inc., 1981), Vol. I, 23-27.
      p. 387 ...He [Charles Gorsuch] probably became a convert to Quakerism before leaving Virginia and was one of the group who removed from there to the Patapsco in 1659 to avoid religious persecution... There are a few chance references to him in several early wills. Hugh Kinsey [Kensey] of Anne Arundel County in his will dated May 2nd, 1667, leaves his sac cup to Charles Gorsuch and his heirs (Annap. Test. Proc. 2: 188)...
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 54
      Note:

      Richmond County above Mr James Harrisons to be equally divided Between them. I give unto my dear Daughter Margaret Ball to her and her heirs forever all that and every part and parcell of that Devident whereon my mother Lives at the mouth of Corratomon being about three hundred acres and fifty Acres more to bee laid out of my ajoyning Devident next to the plantation that James Wood Lives on only reserving to my dear one third part of all the sider made thereon clear of all charge making and cask. I give to my said son William Ball a man servt named Luke Dickson and a negro man named Robin and a negro woman named Dyner and my silver Tumbler and a Punch cup at mother's when she is dead. I give to my son Richard Ball a man servt called Thomas Alderton and a negro woman called Dadoe and a Silver Mustard pott. I give to my dear wife three negroes called Sambo, Tom and Mary and three English or white servants at my Quarter in Richmond County Called Robin * * * James Canady and Sarah and a Silver salt siller, Tankard and Drinking Cup of Silver and which of my Cups she shall make Choice of. I give unto my son William all the residue of my Cups after my dear wife hath made her choice of one. I give to my son James Ball Two slaves called Dominy and Kate and a boy and a girle. I give to my son Joseph a Girle slave called Nany. I give to my son George Ball a boy slave called Jack. I give to my son David Ball a girle slave called Poll. I give to my Daughter Margaret Ball two slave Girls called Hannah and Betty thats at mothers. I give unto my son StretchleyBall a Girle slave called Sarah. I give unto my son Samuell Ball a Girle slave called Doll. The rest of my white servants and slaves not before hereby given-being Cox Scotch, Tom, Betty and her molatto Child, three negro women called Doll and Betty and Bess at Mothers. I give unto my three eldest sons viz William Ball Richard Ball and James Ball in Consideration that they be at the charge of bringing up and maintaining their three youngest Brothers. I give and Bequeath unto my said sons William and Richard Ball two sixths parts of all the rest of my estate not hereby before given Desiring them to take all the care they can of their dear Mother. And the residue of all my Estate whereon had found or being not before hereby given I give to be equally Devided between my dear children here named James, Joseph, David, George, Margaret, Stretchley and Samuel after their mothers Decease but my will is that my dear wife have the use of it all During her Natural Life. I doe make and ordaine my son William Ball and my son Richard Ball the Executrs of this my Last will and Testament and my Loving Brother Capt David Fox and my Loving ffriends Mr George Heale and Mr Edwin Conway the overseers of this my Last will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this 28th day of September Ao 1694. William Ball, [Seale] Signed Sealed and Published In Presence of Abraham Taylor, George Hinch, Edwin Conway. Probat fuit &c Quarto Die No bris Ao Domi 1694, pr Sacrament Abraham Taylor &c &c Test John Stretchley

      Cop: Test Thos Edwards C L C
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      URL title: Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623 -1666 , Page 19
      Note:
      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.
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      1661-1666 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 365
      Lancaster County Court 14th of March 1665/66
      - Certificate accordinge to Acte is granted unto Major WILLIAM BALL for the
      transportacon of hym selfe & WILLIAM, his Sonne, HANNAH BALL SENR., HANNAH BALL JUNR,. MARY JONES. MARTHA JONES. RANDOLPHE GW ILL. JOS: HASLEDOWNE, JOS, FOSTER, RALPHE GATH, GEORGE COONTZ, YARRETT WILLIAMS, HEN: SCHOLLER, WILL; HIGGINS, EDWARD VAGG, JAMES CROSSE, PETER EVERSHAM, ACKARY OGDIN (?), CHS. ( ?) LAINE, ( ) KATHERYNE into this Countrey
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      1670-1674 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 202
      Lancaster County Court 13th of September 1671
      - Mr. WILL BALL JUNR., is appointed Surveyour for ye Highwayes for ye yere ensueinge & his boundes are to bee from ye CHURCH to ye hither side of the Runn in DEEPE BOTTOME, & from ye CHURCH to ye MILL of DAVYD FOX & for ye doeing whereof all ye inhabitants from the late plantacon of Mr. JOHN EDWARDS (deced) & ye plantacons of RICHD: MERRYMAN & JOHN BERREY & soe upwards to ye further extent of his p:cincts are ordered to bee lyeable to ye sde. Worke accordinge to Acte. JOHN MOTTs plantacon included in this p:cinct
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      1682-1686 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 2, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 115
      Lancaster county Court 11th of April 1683
      - According to the Order of his Excellencie, Capt. WILLIAM BALL was this day sworn HIGH SHERIFFE of the County. Mr. JOSEPH BALL and Mr. THOMAS MARSHALL in Court became security for the saide WM: BALL
      - The Oath of UNDERSHERIFFE for this County was this day administered to Mr. RICHARD MARSHALL
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      1721-1726 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 79
      Indenture 27/28th July 1722 between DAVID BALL of County of Lancaster Gent. and JAMES BALL Gent, of same .. for Sixty ffive pounds of Sterling Money .. deeds of Lease and Release for 200 acres situate in the ffreshes of Rappahannock River in the Northward side thereof and was given to DAVID BALL by the last Will of his ffather WILLIAM BALL .. all the land devised unto DAVID as by his said ffather
      Presence Geo. Murdock,
      __Henry Hill__ David Ball
      ffryday the ffifth day of October 1722 .. Deeds of Lease and Release recorded.

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      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
      in presence of WILLIAM BALL JUNR WILLIAM BALL
      JOHN WALTON
      ===
      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 264
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts that I ANTHONY BRIDGES Attorney of my Son in Law JOHN ROSIER doe hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved friend one Capt JNO. HULL of Rappa Gent my lawfull Attorney to act and doe in the Sales of land in Coprtnership between Mr. WM. BALL JUNIOR and my aforesd Son JOHN ROSIER giving unto my said Attorney as ample power as any instrumt. in Law made or to be made might doe holding firms and stable all that my said Attorney shall lawfully doe in the prmises Wittness my hand and seale this 30th of 8br 1671
      lin pace of us GEORGE SOUTHERN ANTHONY BRIDGES
      JOHN ROSIER
      Recordatr, in Cour Rappa xth die 9bris 1671
      ===
      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 93-95
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall or may come Whereas WILLIAM BALL who INTERMARRIED with MARGARET WILLIAMSON and JOHN ROZIER who INTERMARRIED with MARY WILLIAMSON by Virtue of the Will of Coll. WILL. UNDERWOOD late of Rappa. County deceased who did give and bequeath unto the said MARGARET AND MARY WILLIAMSON Eight hundred Eighty two acres of land as p Will appears and also confirmed by Pattent unto the said MARGARETT and MARY WILLIAMSON bearing date the Eleventh day of March 1662 may more fully appeare and for so much as the sd Land is in joynt Teanned as Intermarrying aforesaid and they not willing the bounds thereof to be laid out at present do agree as well for themselves as also for our heirs and assigns that the said WILLIAM BALL as Intermarrying as aforesaid shall not claime any right or interest by way of Survivership or his heirs or assignes as also JOHN ROSIER who Intermarrying MARY WILKINSON shall not by himself his heirs or assignes claim any right or interest by way of Suvivorship but in case at any time when it shall happen that the said Land shall be devided or any part of the land aforesd shall fall into any other bounds by Priority of Pattant in a former Grant whereby either party aforementioned or either of their heirs shall happen to lose any part of his moyety by such former Grant then the other shall freely readily and willingly surrender to him the halfe quantitie of what shall be soe by any former grant taken away from the said Devident and in case of the Refusal of either partie soe to do when reasonably required that then it shall be lawful! for the other partie grieved or his heirs to take a Survevaire and lay out the same by the deviding line out of the refusers part and he so refusing shall and doth hereby confirme himself and his heirs to consent thereto and to pay halfe the charge of the abovesaid clauses and agreements as aforesaid we have hereunto sett our hands and seals this 11th of November 1672 Regis Car 2nd 24
      in presence of WILLIAM MOSELEY, WILLIAM BALL
      JOHN HULL JOHN ROSIER
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa quinto die March 1672/3
      WE the Within named WILLIAM BALL JUNIOR and JOHN ROSIER doe each of us desire that the within written agreement be recorded in Rappa. County and doe hereby impower and authorize Lieut. Collo. JOHN HULL to acknowledge the same in the same Court in our names and behalfes Witness our hands this day and yeare within written
      Test WILLIAM MOSELEY, WILLIAM BALL JUNIOR
      ROBERT NURSE JOHN ROSIER
      Recordatr xx die March 1672
      ===
      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 141-144
      THIS INDENTURE made the sixth and twentieth day of March in the five and twentieth yeare of the Reign of our most Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second 1673 Between Capt. WILLIAM BALL of the County of LANCASTER in Rappa. River in Virginia Gent and MARGARET his Wife one of the Daughters and Coheirs of JAMES WILLIAMSON late of the County of Rappa. in RAPPA. RIVER aforesaid Gent decd and ANTHONY BRIDGES of the County of WESTMORELAND Gent, for and in the behalfe of JOHN ROSIER of the aforesaid County of WESTMORELAND Gent. and MARY his Wife another Daughter and Coheir of the said JAMES WILLIAMSON on the one part and CHARLES DACRIS of the aforesaid County of WESTMORELAND Clerke on the other part Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and the said ANTHONY BRIDGES for and in the behalfe of them the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife for and in consideration of the just quantity of Twenty thousand pounds of sound well conditioned merchantable tobacco and cask in hand paid to them by the said CHARLES DACRES before the ensealing hereof they the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and the sd ANTHONY BRIDGES for and in the behalfe of the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife do hereby acknowledge and thereof & of every part and parcell thereof do hereby discharge the said CHARLES DACRES his heirs and administrators and every of them by these presents have granted unto the said CHARLES DACRES all that Plantation whereof the said JAMES WILLIAMSON died seized together withal! houses edifices orchards gardens fen ces and encloses thereunto belonging with all proffitts wtsoever likewise belonging thereunto in as large manner and form as are exprest in the original Patent of the said Land and by the rents services and provisoes in the Originall expressed and confirmed wch said premises doth containe together by estimation four hundred and fifty acres of land and is part of a Pattent of Eighteene hundred acres of land formerly granted to the aforesaid JAMES WILLIAMSON all wch premises being in the aforesaid County of Rappa. & were lately in the occupation of Lt. Coll. JOHN HULL and now in the tenure and occupation of ROGER WILLIAMS or of his assigns and also all writings Pattents and Instruments whatsoever touching the said premises To have and to hold the said Plantation wth every of the appurtenances unto the said CHARLES DACRES his heirs and assignes forever and the said WILLIAM BALL & MARGARET his Wife and the said ANTHONY BRIDGES for and in behalfe of the aforesaid JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife doe hereby grant with the said CHARLES DACRES his heirs and assigns in manner following (that is to say) that they notwithstanding any act done to the contrary standeth lawfully seized in the demesne of fee simple in their own Right without any condition or other Limitation of use and that (they) have full power and lawful' authority to sell every part and parcell thereof and every part and parcell thereof shall continueunto the said CHARLES DACRES his heirs and assigns forever discharged from all other former charges and incumbrances whatsoever done by them the said WILLIAM BALL & MARGRET his Wife ANTHONY BRIDGES for and in behalfe of the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife or by the aforesaid JAMES WILLIAM(son) deceased or by WILLIAM WILLIAMSON his Sonne (likewise deceased) or any other clayming under them and further (they) shall at all times hereafter the space of five years next ensuing date hereof at the reasonable request costs and charges in the Law of the sd CHARLES DACRES and his heirs make any & every such further lawfull acts & things whatsoever for the further assuring and conveying the before bargained premises unto CHARLES DACRES his heirs and assigns forever and do further promise wthin three months next after the date hereof either by themselves or their attorneys thereunto lawfully authorized to acknowledge this present Indenture in the Court of Rappa. aforesaid. In Witness whereof the parties first above named have sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and delivered by the above named WILLIAM BALL JUNR
      MARGARET BALL and delivered by me JOHN
      ROSIER to DOCTOR CHARLES DACRES in the
      presence of us ANTHONY BRIDGES, WILL: POTTS
      Recognit in Cu Com Rappa pr WM. BALL x9 die 6bris 1673
      Test EDMD. CRASK Cl Cur
      ===
      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 145-150
      THIS INDENTURE made the seven and Twentieth day of March in the five and Twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second 1673 Betweene CHARLES DACRES of the County of WESTMORELAND in Virginia Clerk of the one part and Capt. WILLIAM BALL of the County of LANCASTER in RAPPA RIVER in Virga. Gent and MAGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER of the County of WESTMORLAND in Virginia Gent, and MARY his Wife of the other part Witnesseth that hee the said CHARLES DACRES for the just quantity of Twenty thousand pounds of sound well conditioned merchantable tobacco and cask paid hath granted sold and confirmed unto the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER and Mary his Wife all that Plantation whereof JAMES WILLIAMSON died seized together with all houses orchards gardens fences enclosures belonging in as large manner as are expressed in the Originall Pattent of the said land wch said Plantation doth containe four hundred and fifty acres of land and is part of a Pattent of Eighteene hundred acres of land formerly granted to JAMES WILLIAMSON of the County of Rappa, Gent, (deceased) being in the County of Rappahannock and lately in occupation of Lt. Coll, JOHN HULL and now in the occupation of ROGER WILLIAMS or his assignes and lately sold by the said Capt. WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and ANTHONY BRIDGES on behalfe of JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife unto the said CHARLES DACRES to have and to hold the said plantation and premises and said CHARLES DACRES doth hereby promise at the time of the delivery of these presents standeth lawfully seized as of fee simple in his own right of every part and parcell of the premises and hath full right to grant and conveigh the same and further the said CHARLES DACRES and his heirs will from time to time hereafter within the space of five years next ensuing the date hereof at the reasonable request costs and charges in the Law acknowledge whatsoever for the further and more better assuring and setling and conveying of the bargained premises unto said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife their heirs and assigns forever PROVIDED Always upon this condition nevertheless that if the said CHARLES DACRES his heirs and assigns shall truly pay unto them or any of them the just quantitie of Twenty thousand pounds of sound well conditioned bright tobacco with cask wth out any manner of trash or ground leaves in manner following that is to say to the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife the just quantity of Five thousand pounds according to the quality before mentioned upon the tenth day of October next ensuing wth convenience in the County of Rappa. and to the sd JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife the just quantity of Five thousand pounds of like tobacco wth Cask at the day last before mentioned wth convenience in the County of WESTMORELAND also if said CHARLES DACRES his assigns paie unto them the just quantity of Five thousand pounds of tobacco wth cask upon the tenth day of October wch shall be in the year 1674 and to said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife the just quantity upon the tenth day of October 1674 being in full the before mentioned twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco and Cask that then and thenceforth this present Indenture declared utterly void and lastly that said CHARLES DACRES doth for himself his heirs grant if he shall faile in the payment that then from thenceforth it shall be lawfull for (them) and every of them into the said Plantation & premises to reenter and to have againe anything herein mentioned to the contrary. In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      in presence of JOSEPH CHIPP, CHARLES DACRES
      SAMUEL BLOOMFIELD
      Recognit in Cu Com Rappa 19 die 9bris 1673
      ===
      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 199-203
      THIS INDENTURE made the six and twentieth day of February in the yeare of our Lord according to the computation of the Church of England 1672/3 Betweene WILLIAM BALL the Younger of the County of Rappa (marked out) LANCASTER in the Collony of Virginia and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER of the County of WESTMORELAND in the Collony aforesaid and MARY his Wife wch MARGARETT and MARY were Daughters and Coheirs of JAMES WILLIAMSON deceased of the one party and THOMAS KIRTON Gentleman of the County of Rappa of the other part. Whereas Sr. WILLIAM BERKELEY Knt. Governer of Virginia wth consent of Council of State did grant unto MARGARET and MARY WILLIAMSON Coheirs to JAMES WILLIAMSON three hundred and fifty acres of land being on RAPPA RIVER and lying thirty nine miles up the North side of the said River as by Pattent under the seals of this Collony bearing date the first day of May One thousand Six hundred Sixty and five amongst other things doth more at large appear Now These Presents Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife for Ten thousand eight hundred pounds of tobaccoe to them or some of them in hand paide and by these presents granted unto the said THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns forever all that said three hundred and fifty acres of land on the North side of RAPPA RIVER and beginning at a marked white Oake standing on the West side of the mouth of a Creeke & soe running for tenth North East nigh unto the said Creeke unto a marked red Oake including the said quantity of commonly knowne by the name of JACKMANS FOLLY withall and singular its rights and appurtenances together with all houses edifices buildings meadows feeding pastures woods fowling fishings waies easements and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lands or to any parte of them belonging as also all the Estate rights of them the said WILLIAM BALL & MARGARET his Wife and the said JOHN ROSIER & MARY his Wife and all evidences whatsoever touching the premises to have and to hold the said lands and all other premises with every of their Rights unto THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns forever and for themselves and all persons whatsoever lawfully claiming under them shall warrant & defend that it is concluded and agreed betweene the parties that sd THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns may forever enjoy all the before granted premises and kept harmless from all manner of encumbrances In Witness whereof the said (Parties) have hereunto sett their hands and seales the day and year written signed sealed & delivered
      Witnesses at signing of JOHN ROSIER JOHN ROSIER
      JOHN WASHINGTON, JOHN LORD MARY ROSIER
      Signed by the within named MARY ROSIER according to the contents above recited in the presence of JOHN WASHINGTON, JOHN LORD
      Signed before THOMAS NOPP, WILLIAM BALL
      WILLIAM BARNES, CHARLES STEWART MARGARET BALL
      Rappa. County May 7th 1674
      ===
      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 284
      Nover Int, Presents me JOHN ROSIER of County of WESTMORELAND Gent. and WILL BALL JR. of LANCASTER COUNTY primo die May 1674 Whereas the above bound JOHN ROSIER and MARY his now Wife have by Indenture under their hands and Seals bearing even date with these presents and made between the said JOHN ROSIER and his said Wife on the one parties and the above WILLIAM BALL on the other partie for consideration therein mentioned and expressed granted and sold unto the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns forever the moyety or one halfe parte of a Pattent containing Eight hundred Eighty and Two acres of land lying in the County of Rappa as by the said before mentioned recited Indenture relacon being thereunto had may more full appear Now the Condicon of this Present obligation is such that if the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs or assigns shall and may at all times hereafter have and enjoy the said moyety of land and premises with their and every of their appurtenances according to the tenor and contents of the aforemenconed recited Indenture and also if at any time it shall so fall out and happen that any parte ofthe said Eight hundred Eighty and two acres of land shall be taken away by a just and lawful! Survey then if the said JOHN ROSIER his heirs and administrators or any of them shall make such just and Legall satisfaction unto the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns or any of them for the moyety or one halfe parte of soe much of the said Land as shall be taken away as aforesaid Proportionably according to purchase for the sd land pd to him by the said WILLIAM BALL that then and from thence forth this present obligation to be voyd and of none effect or else to remaine and be in full force and virtue
      in presence of ANTHONY BRIDGES, JOHN ROSIER
      JOHN BRUTON MARY ROSIER

      Recordatr x5 die May 1675
      ===
      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 285-287
      THIS INDENTURE made the first day of May 1674 Ano Qr. Between JOHN ROSIER of the County of WESTMORELAND in Virga. Gent. and MARY his now Wife one of the Daughters and Coheirs of JAMES WILLIAMSON late of the County of Rappa in Virginia aforesaid Gent deced on the one partie and Capt. WILLIAM BALL of the County of LANCASTER in Virginia Gent in the other partie Witnesseth that the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife as well for good and valuable consideracon in hand paid them by the said WILLIAM BALL before the ensealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof the said JOHN and MARY do hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part and parcell thereof doe hereby acquit and discharge the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and every of them as also for divers other good causes thereunto moving have granted sold and confirmed and doe by these presents for themselves & either of them their and either of their heirs and assigns give sell and confirme unto the said WILLIAM BALL the moiety or one halfe of a Pattent of land containing Eight hundred Eighty and two acres & is sett and being in the County of Rappa aforesaid between some of the head branches of POPETICK CREEKS and the head branches of Mr. POPES CREEKE (beginning at a white Oake nigh unto RAPPA PATH and extends itself NW by it thence N. to a red Oake at the head of the lands of SILVESTER THATCHER and THOMAS WHITELOCK thence NE by E a Mile thence S. by E. butting upon the land of THOMAS WRIGHT thence SW a Mile to the place where it first began) together with all houses orchards gardens fences and Enclosures thereunto belonging or with the same now used & occupied wch said 882 acres of land was formerly granted by Pattent to Mr. WILLIAM UNDERWOOD of the said Countie of Rappa deced and by his Last Will and Testament given and bequeathed unto MARGARET and MARY WILLIAMSON Daughters to the aforesaid JAMES WILLIAMSON & Nee ce to the said UNDERWOOD & by Pattent dated at JAMES CITY May the 11th ano (62) granted to the aforesaid MARGARET & MARY as by before mentioned recited Patents and Will relacon being thereunto had may more fully appeare together with all writings pattents & minuments whatsoever touching or concerning the premises only any part or parcell thereof wch may be (without Suite in Law) To have and to hold the said moiety or one halfe of the said land aforemenconed with all and every of its appurtenances unto the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs & assigns forever to the sole use of said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns forever in as large & ample manner as are expressed in the Pattent for the said Land and the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife doe further for themselves & either of them & the heirs & assigns of them or either of them grant with said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns and every of them that he the sd WILLIAM may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly occupie and enjoy the land and prmises hereby granted & sold without the molestacon or disturbance of any persons whatsoever clayming under them the said JOHN & MARY either of them or the heirs of them or either of them & alsoe from time to time hereafter within the space of five years next ensuing the date hereof at the reasonable request cost and charges in the Law of the said WILLIAM BALL & his heirs make further conveyance of the premises granted as
      he his or their Councell learned in the Law shall require and Lastly the said JOHN and MARY doth further covenant and grant to make a legal Recognian of this Indenture in the Court of Rappa according to act In Witness whereof the parties first above named have set their hands & seals dated the day and year first above written
      In presnece of ANTHONY BRIDGES JOHN ROSIER
      JOHN BRETON MARY ROSIER
      Recognit in Cu Com Rappa 5 die May 1675
      ===
      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 284-285
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I WILLIAM BALL of the County of Rappa. Plantr., and ANN my Wife send Greeting. Now Know yee that I the said WILLIAM BALL and ANN my Wife for divers good causes and valuable consideration us thereunto moving especially for one Roan Mare and one Cow and Calf in hand received have bargained and sold unto GEORGE KESSELL of the sd County One hundred Seventy and five acres of land being upon the Swamps of Mr. SAMLL. PONYES CREEK and the GREAT SWAMP called or knowne by the name of THOMAS WILLIAMS SWAMP in the County aforesd which sd One hundred seventy and five acres of land is the moyety of a tract of three hundred and fifty acres of land formerly by Pattent unto the sd WM. BALL and JOHN PRICE of the sd County the sd moyety of One hundred seventy and five acres of land here sold in the uppermost moyety beginning upon a branch knowne by the name of the CABBIN BRANCH and so running over the Great Swamp called THO: WILLIAMS his Swamp reference being had to the Pattent may appeare To have and to hold the sd Land and premisses unto the sd GEORGE KESSELL and his heires for ever with all the profius and appertenances belonging in as ample manner as the sd WM. BALL held it by Pattent without the hindrance of the sd WM. BALL or ANN my Wife or any other persons whatsoever and further it is agreed between the said parties and the sd WILLIAM BALL and ANN his Wife do agree with the said GEORGE KESSELL to Warrant and defend the said land from claimes of any part thereunto and give unto the sd GEORGE KESSEL upon reasonable request further assurance of the sd land under penalty forfiture of Five thousand pniindc of Tobb: and caske by virtue of these presents In Testamony wee have sett our hands and seales this 26th day of November 1686
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      HENRY BROWNE WM BALL
      DAVID BROWNE ANNE BALL her marke
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 7 die 10bris 1686 et record 18th die
      ===
      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 285-286
      TO ALL TO WHOM &c. I FRANCIS HOWARD, Baron of Effingham his Maties Lieut. Governer of Virginia send Greeting. Whereas &c. Now know yee &c. accordingly give and grant unto WM. BALL and JOHN PRICE Two hundred and ninty acres of land in Rappa. County and bounded as followeth (vizt) Beginning at the Eastermost corner white Oake of FRANCIS BROWNE and running E. S. E. to a line of THOMAS HARPER to a corner red Oake, thence S. W. to a Spanish Oake, thence West to a small corner Hickory, thence N. N.E. stooping white Oake, thence W: a point So: to a white Oake, thence N.E. to the abovesd small Hickory, thence S. S. W. from the abovesd Spanish Oake to a great Poplar, thence S. W. to a Hickory, thence W. to NIMCOCK INDIAN ROAD, thence N. E. to a leaning red Oake, thence N. to the abovesd small Hickory the sd land being due &c. To have and to hold &c. Provided &c. Given under my hand and the seale of the Colony this 22d day of October 1684
      Recordr. Teste NICHO. SPENCER EFFINGHAM
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come, wee WILLIAM BALL and JOHN PRICE. of the County of Rappa;. Planters, send Greeting. Know yee that wee the sd
      WILLIAM BALL and JOHN PRICE for divers good causes us thereunto moving especially for One Cow and Calfe and One Cow Calfe in hand received do by these presents assigne
      and turns over unto WM. CLEATON of the sd County, Planter, all our right and demand of
      the Tract of Land mentioned in the within Pattent To have and to hold the sd Tract or
      Dividend of Land unto WILLIAM CLEATON and his heires forever without hindrance of
      us WM. BALL and JOHN PRICE or any other persons claiming any right under us Wee
      the sd WM. BALL and JOHN PRICE do promise that ANN BALL the Wife of the sd WM. at
      the request of sd WM. CLEATON together with ourselves acknowledge her right in the
      Premisses in the Court of Rappa: In Testimonie whereof wee the sd WM. BALL and JOHN
      PRICE have sett our hands and seales this 31st day of May 1686
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      THO: WHEELER, WM. BALL
      THO: CRIPTS JOHN PRICE
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 1 die 10bris 1686 et record 18th die
      ===
      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 6 page 20
      Major William Ball, 240 acres on North side of Rappa River upon David Fox, land of Grimes, a creek dividingthis and land of Thomas Harwood, Granded unto Edward Grimes, 21 May 1651, deserted and now granted 30 Sept 1667 Page 67, Trans of 5 persons.
      ===
      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 251
      MR. WM. BALL & MR. JOHN PRICE, 350 acs., Rappa. Co., 22 Dec 1682, p. 224. Adj. lands of Mr. Thomas Edmondson, Williamson & Hudson, dec'd; beg. at George Turner & Richard Jones, dec'd; to Thomas Williams, &c. Trans. of 7 pers: John Drapton, Ann Allen, Eliz. Baxter, Wm. Perrey, Sam. Baggot, Wm. Hartwell, Peter Wood.
      ===
      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 262
      JOHN PRICE & WILLIAM BALL, 1000 acs., Rappa. Co., towards head of Piscataway Cr., 16 Apr. 1683, p. 287. Beg. at Thomas Harper, by a small island, by the maine br; to Col. Goodrich; by an Indian path; over the Moyry Br., &c. Trans. of 20 pers: James Whettam, Jane Griffin, Danll. Neech Jon. Watford, Jon. Poor, James Man. Wm. Cock, Jon. Gibson, Wm. Young, Susan Haynes, Tho. Buck, Morgan Watkins, Eliz, Wastcoat, Jon. Harris, Robt. Edge, James Orland, Tho. Orrell, Richd. Butler, Richd. Bulkly, Hugh Young.
      ===
      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 283
      WILLIAM BALL & JOHN PRICE, 290 acs., Rappa. Co., 21 Oct. 1684, p. 410. Adj. Francis Brown, Thomas Harper, & Nimcock Indian Road. Trans. of 6 pers: Robt. Porter, Thomas Clayton, John Johnson, Eliz. Simpson, Humphry Rooks, Rich. Scott.

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