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Joseph Ball, I

Male 1649 - 1711  (62 years)


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  • Name Joseph Ball 
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    Born 24 May 1649  Millenbeck, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jul 1711  Oakley, "Epping Forest", Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Epping Forest, Lancaster Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I135  MyTree
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2011 

    Father Col. William Ball, I,   b. Abt 1615, Barkham Manor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1680, Millenbeck, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Hannah Atherold,   b. 1619, Burgh, Stafford Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1695, Millenbeck, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1638  Berkshire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Montague Johnson,   b. 1665, Christchurch, King George, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1743, Ferry Far, King George, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1706  Epping Forest, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Ball
     2. John Ball,   b. Abt 1670, Warwick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1742, Fairfax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    +3. Mary Ball,   b. 1706, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1789, Mount Vernon, Fairfax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Frances Ball,   b. 13 Oct 1709, Warwick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1730, Warwick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. Sarah Ball,   b. 13 Jan 1711, Bewdley, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Julia Romney,   b. Abt 1650, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1703, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 1675  Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Ball,   b. Abt 1676, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1705, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     2. Caleb Ball,   b. Abt 1678, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Ball,   b. Abt 1679, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Henry Ball,   b. Abt 1680, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Frances Ball,   b. 1681, Essex Co., England or Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1699, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +6. Hannah Ball,   b. 1683, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1748, Stafford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Elizabeth Ball,   b. Abt 1684, Richmond Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1711, Richmond Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    +8. Easter Ball,   b. Abt 1685, Indian Springs, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1751, Richmond Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +9. Anne Ball,   b. Abt 1686, Richmond Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Joseph Ball, II,   b. 11 Mar 1689, Richmond Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1760, Richmond Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Note: In 1608, John Smith encountersed the Morauchtacunds (also
      referred to as Moraticonds, Maratticoes, and Morattico Indians). The
      Maurauchtacunds were a tribe of the Algonquin Nation, presided over by
      its Chief Powhatan.The village of Morattico takes its name from what
      is thought to have been one of the earliest, perhaps the first,
      habitation of the Morattico Indians, who, some believe, had lived in
      the area as early as 8, 000 B.C. By 1650 this tribe had moved further
      west across Morattico Creek (so named for the second Morattico Indian
      habitation which existed there for a time). Subsequent moves produced
      place names in Richmond County that included the name “Morattico.”

      In 1706 Joseph Ball I deeded property, which he had purchased as late
      as 1698 and upon which he had already begun the plantation house to
      become known as Morattico Plantation, to his son, Joseph Ball II. Part
      of this property had been bought from Charles Cale, a relative of
      whom, Thomas Ives, continued to own land containing Ives Creek (now
      Ivey Creek), the northern boundary of Joseph Ball’s Morattico
      Plantation.

      Col. Joseph Ball signed a will on 25 Jun 1711 in Lancaster Co., VA. in
      which he named step daughter, Elizabeth Johnson, 100 A. of land for
      life this is used for proof of marriage in this source. He had an
      estate probated on 11 Jul 1711 in Lancaster Co., VA.

      Mary Sue BALL Wilson's book says 'Educated in England, settled in
      London married first there. Barrister of Law at the English Bar.' He
      was married to Elizabeth ROMENY (daughter of William ROMNEY) in 1675
      in VA. Elizabeth ROMENY died before 1703 in VA.

      Col. Joseph Ball had a plantation which he called "Epping Forest",
      where he lived.
      He was a member of the House of Burgesses, 1695.

      His estate has caused a considerable argument among researchers.
      Horance Edwin Hayden laid out the case against the Lanier family
      connection to George Washington's aunt in an article in ["William and
      Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine," Vol. 3, No. 1. (Jul.,
      1894), pp. 68-74.]

      His estate listed here comfirms that Esther Chinn was his daughter.
      Ball, Joseph, Psh. St. Mary's White Chapel. Will. 25 June 1711. Rec.
      11 July 1711.

      Wife Mary; son Joseph; daus. Hannah Travers; Anne Conway; Esther
      Chinn,; Elizabeth Cornegie; Mary Ball; Eliza Johnson (dau. of his
      wife), dau. Mary, 400 acres of land in Richmond County; grandson James
      Cornegie (not 21) acknowledges gift to son Joseph Ball, and daus.
      Hannah Travers, Anne Conway and Esther Chinn made 11 Feb. 1707;
      Overseer John Hagan; negroes formerly belonging to John Cornegie,
      decd. Extr. Joseph Ball. Wits. Geo. Finch, Elizabeth Finch, Margaret
      Miller, Joseph Taylor. W.B. 10, p. 88.

      Eliza Johnson, Joseph Ball's step daughter, is remembered in the will
      of Joseph Ball with a 100 acres in 1711. "Col. Ball gave his wife a
      part of his estate during her natural life, with stock, slaves, etc.;
      to his daughter Mary, he gave 400 acres in Richmond Co.; to Eliza
      Johnson, 100 acres in Lancaster Co. The Lancaster Co. records could
      show what dis- position she made of this land. She was probably 15 or
      18 years old when Col. Ball died, born say 1695, and of suitable age
      to have married Thomas Lanier."