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

Margaret Ball

Female 1705 - 1783  (78 years)


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  • Name Margaret Ball 
    Born 1705  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Oct 1783  Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29362  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Richard Ball,   b. 12 Aug 1675, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1727, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Young,   b. Abt 1675, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1742, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 Mar 1703  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Ball,   b. Abt 1702, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1741, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1723  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Ball,   b. Aft 1724, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1783, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)  [natural]
     2. William Ball,   b. Abt 1727, Millenbeck, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Mar 1760, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [natural]
     3. Williamson Ball,   b. Abt 1728, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1765, Lancaster County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [Adopted]
     4. Elizabeth Ball,   b. Bef 1730, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah Ball,   b. Bef 1735, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1784, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)  [natural]
     6. Benjamin Ball,   b. Bef 1741, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1765, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F19394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by David Dorsey
      Ida Lee's will abstract incorrectly has William Ball as the husband of Priscilla Glascock
      [ it should be Williamson] whereas the following abstract has a "son" inserted thereby separating out the 2 deceased sons of Margaret. ie. William Ball and Williamson Ball.

      Will of Margaret Ball, d. 21JUN1777, p. 16OCT1783, Lancaster Co, VA
      In the name of God Amen. I Margaret Ball of the County of Lancaster, widow being a perfect sense and memory do make this my last Will and Testament as followeth. In the first place I give onto my daughter Sarah Jones the use of the following Negroes to wit. Mulatto Moses, Betty, Rachel, Mary, Tal and Cate the mother of the above said Betty and their future increase during my said daughter’s life and at her death my will is that my daughter Sarah Jones shall give the above said Negroes and their future increase among her relations as she pleases and no other ways. Also I give unto my daughter Sarah Jones my chair and harnesses and two horses thereto belonging and one bed and furniture in the dining room
      Also I give onto my son Richard Ball and his heirs forever the following Negroes to wit; Peter that my said son has of mine in his possession also Kitt which is one of the Negroes that was given to me by my father in law William Ball’s last Will and Testament to give onto my children as I pleased -
      Also I give unto my grandson William Ball and his heirs forever the following Negroes, to wit; Bob, John and Soloman that my said grandson has of mine in his possession. Also John, Nancy, Havey and Aaron that are the children of the above Negro woman Cate and one Negro woman name Frank and their future increase. Also I give and devise unto my grandson William Ball and his heirs that tract of land lying in the Parish of Christ Church and the County of Lancaster which I purchased of Lawrence Blade compiled to contain 50 acres. But in case they said William Ball his heirs asignees shall xx xx after xxx to sell for and recover a tract of land sold by my son Richard Ball to William Goodridge then in that event I give and devise the said land I purchased of Lawrence Blade onto my said son Richard Ball and his heirs forever.
      Also I give unto my granddaughter Alice Ball and her heirs forever the following Negroes, to wit; Henry, Charles, Dennis, Martha, Mimay, Manuel, Penny, Rachel, Mingo, Penny, Cate and Cate that my said granddaughter has in her possession and their future increase forever. Also all the stock of all kinds on my plantation in Westmoreland County and all the furniture in the hall and over the hall and in the back room and my desk and all my silver spoons both table and teaspoons.
      Also I give on to my daughter-in-law Priscilla Harvey and her heirs forever the following Negro woman, to wit; Martha and her future increase the above said Martha is the mother of some of my above said Negroes that I have given unto my granddaughter Alice Ball in {hole} my will.
      Also I give onto James Harvey son of W {or Mr} Mungo Harvey and his heirs forever the following Negroes, to wit; Millie and Able and their future increase.
      Also I give onto John Harvey son of W. Mungo Harvey forever the following Negroes, to wit; Peter and whereas there is a mulatto wench name Eve which was appraised in my son William Ball‘s estate and supposed to have been given by Mr. William Glascock of the County of Richmond when my son Williamson Ball intermarried his daughter Priscilla Glascock now the wife of Mr Mungo Harvey and whereas the said William Glasscock retained his property in the said Eve affirming he had only lent her to his said daughter Priscilla to prevent therefore all controversy and litigation that may hereafter ensue concerning the property of the said Mulatto wench Eve and her issue or increase my will is and I do here by express by order and declare that in case my granddaughter Alice Ball, heirs, executors, assigns or any of them or any claiming by from or under them or any of them shall hereafter controvert the right and title of the said Eve and her increase and {tear at paper fold} Priscilla Harvey and her heirs in this above said case if it should ever so happened I then give all of the above said Negroes that I have given that I have given granddaughter Alice Ball in this my Will I give unto her mother Priscilla Harvey and her heirs forever.
      Also I give onto my three granddaughters Margaret, Betty and Hannah Milner 200 pounds current money to be equally divided among my above said three granddaughters.
      The remainder of my estate not before disposed of by this my Will I give to be equally divided between my daughter Sarah Jones my grandson William Ball and my granddaughter Alice Ball and James Harvey and whereas I the said Margaret Ball have had in my possession the estate of my late husband William Ball which estate has been duly administered and fairly and justly divided by me among my children and also whereas William Ball the father of my said late husband did by his last Will and Testament give to me several Negroes during my widowhood with power to dispose of the same as I should please which Negroes I have divided among my children my Will therefore is and I hereby expressly order and declare that in case any of my aforesaid legates their heirs, executors, or assigns or any of them or any claiming by form or under them or any of them shall hereafter controvert such division and disposal of the estate and Negros aforesaid either made by me or any order of courts made for that purpose and shall sue for and recover any other or further parts of the same that the Legacies hereby given to them or any of them or to the persons claiming from them so controverting suing for and recovering shall be utterly paid and the said legacies of him, her or them so forfeiting I do hereby give unto James Harvey the son of Mr. Mungo Harvey and his heirs and whereas I have sold a tract of land laying in Corotoman Neck in the County of Lancaster which was devise to me by my father unto Samuel Eskridge of the County of Northumberland.
      Now if my said grandson William Ball or any of his heirs shall sue for and recover the said land then and in that case I hereby declare the legacies given to him by this my Will to be said void which said legacies so given my said grandson William Ball I hereby give {tear at paper fold} … my granddaughter …{tear at paper fold} and her {tear at paper fold} … unto my grandson William Ball and W(Mr). Mungo Harvey executors of this my last Will and Testament
      In witness whereof I have hereonto set my hand and my seal the one and twentieth (21th) day of June in the year one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven (1777).
      Margaret Ball {her seal}
      Witness by us ; Oswald Newby, William Newby, Oswald Newby Jr.
      At a court held for Lancaster County the 16th day of October 1783. This last will and testament of Mrs. Margaret Ball deceased was presented to court by Dr. William Ball and Mungo Harvey executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law and being proved by the witnesses ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the executors giving security a certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. A Codicil thereto also presented by the said executors which was rejected by the court
      Test. Thaddeus McCarthy, clerk court
      copy Test James Gordon, clerk court
      LVA CC Lancaster Co, VA 1819-015, Image 17-21, "Margaret Milner ETC vs. EXRS OF William Ball"
      Transcribed by David Clark Dorsey Jan2022

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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BALL, Margaret, widow. Will. 20 June 1777. Rec. 16 Oct. 1783.
      Dau. Sarah Jones.
      Son Richard Ball, one of negroes given by last will of my father-in law William Ball;
      Gr.son, William Ball;
      Gr.Dau. Alice Ball, dau. of son William[son], dec. and Priscilla, his wife, dau. of Wm. Glasscock, now Priscilla Harvey, wife of Mungo Harvey.
      Gr. daus.: Margaret, Betty and Hannah Milner.
      To James Harvey, son of Mr. Mungo Harvey land in Lancaster devised me by my father;
      to John Harvey, son of Mr. Mungo Harvey: [that was appraised in my son William Ball dec'd estate]
      Margaret Ball. Late Husband William Ball.
      Extrs. Gr. son William Ball and Mr. Mungo Harvey.
      Wits. Ozwald Newby, Wm. Newby, Ozwald Newby Jr. W. B. 22, p. 3-4.
      W.B. 22, pp. 47-49-Mrs. Margaret Ball's estate in Westmore- land County, appraised, and returns made by Wm. Monroe, Sr., Jno. Weedon and Chicott Edrington
      ===
      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BALL, Richard, of Par. St. Mary's White Chapel, May 1726. Rec. 8 Feb. 1726.
      Wife Sarah; daus. Sarah Selden, my plantation whereon I now live; Margaret Ball, wife of Wm. Ball Jr., plantation at mouth of Corotoman River; Hannah and Ester Ball. W.B. 10, p. 510.
      ===
      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BALL, Sarah. Will. 6 Aug. 1742. Rec. 10 Sept. 1742.
      Legatees: Daus. Easter Glascock, Margaret Ball, John Selden, Gr. son Wm. Montague, Gr. dau. Frances Lawry. Extr. Wm. Glasscock. Mention is made of a marriage betw. her gr. son Richard Selden and the dau. of James Ball. Wits. Margaret Williamson, Eliz. McTire and Wm. Ball. W.B. 13, p. 301.
      ===
      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BALL, Col. William. Will. 14 Aug. 1744. Rec. 8 Mch. 1744.
      Grandsons: Wm. Ball, son, of son Wm. Ball, decd., Benj. Ball, Richard Ball, John Ball, son of son Geo. Ball, Williamson Ball, son of son Geo. Ball, George Ball, Williamson Ball, son of son William, decd.
      Son: George Ball,
      Daughters in law, Margaret Ball, widow;
      Mrs. Judith Ball wife of son George Ball.
      Daughters: Sarah McCarty, Judith Glascock, Ellen Chichester, Hannah Ball. Niece, Sarah Opie.
      Extr. son George Ball.
      Wits. Jesse Ball; Wm. Downman; Michael Dillon. W.B. 14, p. 55.
      ===
      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BALL, William. Division estate. 19 July 1751. Rec. 16 Aug. 1751. To Mrs. Margaret Ball, widow; Williamson Ball, Elizabeth Ball, Benjamin Ball, Richard Ball, and Mr. John Jones, who married Sarah, one of the daughters of the Decd. Wits. James Ball Jr., Richard Selden, Wm. Montague. W.B. 15, p. 54.
      ===
      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BALL, Benjamin. Will. 20 Oct. 1760. Rec. 18 Feb. 1765.
      To mother, Mrs. Margaret Ball.
      To Miss Mary Young, of Essex, a mourning ring to be procured from England.
      Extrx. mother, Mrs. Margaret Ball.
      Wits. Mungo Harvey, David Currie. W.B. 1, p. 30.

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