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

Spencer Ball

Male 1707 - 1767  (59 years)


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  • Name Spencer Ball 
    Born 14 Mar 1707  Coan, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1767  Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38585  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 

    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) 
    Relationship natural 
    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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1707  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith Jones,   b. Abt 1711, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1727  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Judith Ball,   b. 17 Jan 1735, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1759, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     2. Spencer Mottrom Ball,   b. 9 Sep 1736, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1787, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     3. James Ball,   b. Abt 1738, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1786, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Ball,   b. 26 Mar 1740, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)  [natural]
     5. Jesse Ball,   b. Abt 1742, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1769, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth Ball,   b. Abt 1744, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. William Ball,   b. Abt 1746, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F24070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1766-1770 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book #7; [Lewis & Booker]; Page 50
      Ball, Spencer
      W. W. 21 January 1767---W P. 9 March 1767
      Eldest son Spencer Mottrom-all the land I hold below the Hill bounded by the meandering thereof, from the line of the Honorable Presley Thornton, Esq. to my gate, and running from a straight line to the head of a small branch that is nearest a young apple orchard, down said small branch (so as to leave the said water stream to my said son) to the line of Monroe, including 1150 acres or thereabouts, to him and his male heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue to my son James, and his heir male of his body lawfully begotten upon his paying to the daughter of my son Spencer Mattrom, one thousand pounds current money, and in default of such issue I give the same to my son Jesse, and his heir male of his body lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue to my son William; and his heir male lawfully begotten,
      Also to my son Spencer Mottrom, lands which were settled on me by Act of Assembly in lieu of the Lowry tract, to him and his heirs.
      Son William-land I purchased of Colo. James Ball, on which he now lives, together with all the slaves, cattle, and personal chattle he now possesses, the mare called Wagstaff and her black filley, twelve head sheep, and four cattle,
      Son James-land formerly belonging to my brother William, to be divided from the lands given my son Spencer Mottrom, also land I purchased of Peter Spencer Hack, Benjamin Knight, and Major William Taite, to him and the male heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue the land whereon my brother William lived to son Spencer Mottrom and his heirs, and the other lands devised son James, I give to my son Jesse and the heirs male of his body
      Son Jesse-the upper part of my land. called Black Point, containing 400 acres, to him and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue I give the same to my son William and the heirs male of his body.
      Son Spencer Mottrom-my mill, and he to grind all his brothers James and Jesse's grain free.
      Son Spencer Mottrom-slaves, Old Winny, Yellow Tom, Long Nan, and her child Hannah, Nell, Williamson, Little Charles, Luke, Robin, Lemon, Kate, James, Giles, Letty, Hacks Joe, Sarah, Mime, Rhody, Patt, Massy, Moll, Jane, Andrew, Tun, Old. Rachel, Short Nan, Little Will, Black Daniel, Great Joe, Great Sam, Old. Moll, Great Moses, Jebee, Jack, Silva, Sam, and Will Sanko. Son James-slaves Abel, Mille, Sillah, Charles, Great Tom, Fillus, Pender, Mosso, Great Will, Winny, Phil, Judy, London, Mulatto Adam, and Dinah.
      Son Jesse-slaves Tabb, Peter, Eve, Ned, Little Dick, Beck, Mack, Little Frank, Little Moses, Walley, Chloe, Solomon, Hannah, Rose, and Rachel's child. Adam.
      To son Spencer Mottrom, for use of my son William during his life, and at his decease to be divided equally among his children, slaves Aron, and Davy, and Sambo.
      Grandsons Spencer and John, sons of John Cralle-slaves Liddy, Hannah, Isaac, Agatha, Lucy, and. Nutt, and their increase, (being the negroes by me lent to my daughter Judith Cralle in her lifetime) to be equally divided between them, and give them two small colts that was last birth of my chestnut mare and bald faced mare. friends the Honorable Presley Thornton, Esq., and my son in law William Roane, to be guardian to my said grandsons, and see that they be educated and maintained from the profits of their estate.
      Grandson Spencer Ball-negro boy Emanuel.
      Grandson Thomas Ronne-negro boy Michael.
      Grandson Spencer Roane-negro boy Yorah.
      Grandson James Kenner-negroes Rachael and Isaac.
      Son in law William Roane-nezro girl Pegg, now in his possession, and one hundred pounds current money above what he has already received as his wifes portion.
      Son in law Winder Kenner-negro Daniel, in lieu of fifty pounds cash, also four hundred fifty pounds current money as his wifes portion, also the bald face mare and chestnut sorrel mare.
      Son Spencer Mottrom-three mares, Polly and her daughter and grandaughter, and the young non Perel colt, half my hogs, rest of my cattle after my sons have received their part, and my deer in the Park, together with half of my household and kitchen furniture Including the new goods sent for, and I desire that my said son receive in his part of the furniture, the clock and tables in his possession at this time
      Son James-the old sorrel mare, two year old filley, forty head of cattle, forty head of sheep, including those now on the plantation whereon my son Mottrom lives;one fourth part of my hogs, household and kitchen furniture including the new goods sent for, and his part to include the clock in my dwelling, house.
      Son Jesse-the old sorrel mare, two young sorrel mares two black chair horses, one skew bauld colt thirty cattle thirty sheep, my riding chair and harness, one fourth part of my hogs, and household and kitchen furniture, including the new goods sent for
      To my wife-my two Bay chair horses and my riding Top Chair, and to have her dower and full part that the law entitles her to in my whole estate allotted to my sons James and. Jesse, without any manner of incumbrance on my other estate, and if she should claim any of my other estate as to burthen it on account of Dower, all the land, slaves, and personal estate given to my sons James and. Jesse, to go to my sons Spencer Mottrom
      and William, to be equally divided.
      Rest of my estate to my son Spencer Mottrom, he paying my debts.
      Son Spencer Mottrom, executor.
      Witness: Andrew Robertson, William Greenwood, and James Wilkins.

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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BALL, Col. Spencer. Depositions concerning. 31 Aug. 1769. Rec. 18 May 1770.
      (1) Deposition of Spencer Mottrom Ball, Gent, age 33 years. That sometime after the marriage between Winder Kenner and the desponent's sister Mary, daughter of the late Col. Spencer Ball, regarding her dower etc.
      (Note: Order p. 65. Winder Kenner, Gent. appointed Gdn. to Mary and Elizabeth Kenner orphans of Brereton Kenner, dec.)
      (2) Deposition of John Williams, age 36 years concerning fortune of Col. Spencer Ball, decd he intended to give his dau. Mary, who intermarried with Winder Kenner.
      (3) Deposition of Richard Hull, gent, aged 52 years. Taken before Chas. Bell and John Williams, two of His Majesty's Justices for the county of Northumberland. States that after Winder Kenner intermarried with Mary Ball, dau. of the late Col. Spencer Ball, he asked Col. Ball what he intended to give Winder Kenner etc.
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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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      1729-1737 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book; [Lewis & Booker]; Page 191
      Ball, Richard, will probated 18 June 1735 by Spencer Ball the executor.
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      1737-1743 Northumberland County, Virginia Administrations; [Lewis & Booker]; Page 232
      Anderson, John, est. adm. by Spencer Ball. 9 November 1741
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      1738-1743 Record Book Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 260
      Jones, Judith, widow, est. adm. by Spencer Ball in behalf of her grandchildren and his children Judith, Motrom, Betty, and William Ball. 12 April 1742
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      1743-1749 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book; [Lewis & Booker]; 68
      Ball, William, est, adm. by Spencer Ball, the widow Hannah
      Ball, relinguished her right. 10 June 1745

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