William Ball

William Ball

Male 1573 - 1648  (75 years)    Has 12 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Ball 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1573  Lincolns Inn, Millenbeck England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Apr 1648  New Haven Co., CT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I119970  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2009 

    Father John Ball, Jr.,   b. 5 May 1548, Wokingham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1628, Wokingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Webb,   b. 1555, Ruscombe, Comitatis, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1595, Berkshire England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1572  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Family ID F48583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Waltham,   b. Abt 1573, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1590  Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ball,   b. Abt 1587, Barkham Manor, Barkham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1656, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. Alling Ball,   b. 1617, Wiltshire, Millenbeck, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1716, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     3. Francis Ball,   b. Abt 1599, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1648, Springfield, Hamden County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. Samuel Ball,   b. 1601, Barkham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Richard Ball,   b. Abt 1603, Barkham Manor, Barkham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Col. William Ball, IV,   b. 1615, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1680, Plantation Millenbeck, Lancaster Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F48582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Attorney

      Migration was in April 1635, Wiltshire, England, to America in the ship Planter. William of Lincoln's Inn (in Middlesex, near London, England) apparently rates this title because he lived in Lincoln's Inn, not that he was born there. He signed the Harleian Society's Herald's "Visitation of London", 1633-5 for his Ball family ancestors and siblings. He was one of four attorneys in The Office of Pleas in the Exchequer Court. We believe he is our immigrant ancestor coming to and settling in St. Mary's Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia. A William Ball arrived in America on the English ship Planter about April, 1635 with six sons - Alling, Francis, John, Samuel, Richard, and William (according to "The Name And Family Of Ball", age 21) and affirmed by a genealogist with the Institute of American Genealogy of Chicago.

      We have found by a "preponderance of the evidence" that William of Lincoln's Inn had the six sons Alling,Francis, John, Samuel and Richard and William (William of Millenbeck)! Some sources state incorrectly that William of Lincoln's Inn was also married to Dorothy Tuttle. Our majority of sources dispute this and record Dorothy married to William's son Alling Sr. Our only mystery is information that William of Millenbeck arrived in America ca 1650. It's possible he returned to England after arriving with his father in 1635, married Hannah, fathered his children and then returned to America - if all his children were born in England. William of Millenbeck, married Hannah Atherold, settled in Lancaster County, Virginia and was the great-grandfather of George Washington. Genealogist cannot confirm or deny William of Lincoln's Inn's son Richard, brother of William of Millenbeck, great-grandfather of George Washington, is the Richard Ball confirmed as our ancestor. However, we believe our Richard is the brother of William of Millenbeck considering this additional information: Arthur J Ball, a documented descendant of Richard Ball's son John (W. W. Hoskins): "John Ball of Lee County,Virginia ....., (page 35, #193 Arthur J.) stated 'our handed down history is we are related to George Washington, I think about a fifth cousin. Arthur J. Ball was born only forty seven years after George Washington's death and his grandfather, Revolutionary War Soldier, John Ball, was a contemporary of George Washington. Arthur's documented statement, within the time frame of the statement, is very believable.


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