Person:Richard Ball (1)

Richard Ball, of Baltimore, Maryland
b.bef 1640 pos England
m. 2 Jul 1638
  1. Richard Ball, of Baltimore, Marylandbef 1640 - 1677
  2. Capt. William Ball, II1641 - 1694
  3. Col. Joseph Ball, of St. Mary's White Chapel Parish1649 - bef 1711
  4. Hannah Ball1650 - aft 1702
  • HRichard Ball, of Baltimore, Marylandbef 1640 - 1677
  • WElizabeth LintonABT 1651 - ABT 1672
  1. Ailing Ball
  2. John Ballest 1672 - 1722
  • HRichard Ball, of Baltimore, Marylandbef 1640 - 1677
  • WMary Kinsey - bef 1677
m. bef 1 Mar 1661/62
  1. Hannah Ballbef 1667 -
Facts and Events
Name Richard Ball, of Baltimore, Maryland
Gender Male
Birth? bef 1640 pos England[est date based on being of age to record deed in 1658]
Immigration? 2 Jun 1657 Lancaster County, Virginiacame to Lancaster County
Marriage bef 1 Mar 1661/62 Baltimore County, Maryland[she is the widow Humphreys]
to Mary Kinsey
Death[1] 1677 prob Baltimore County, Maryland

Working Timeline - Earliest Virginia and Maryland Records

2 Jun 1657. Land Patent to Dominick Theriott of Lancaster County, land on Clapham's Creek and adjacent to Edwin Conway, due for importation of 32 persons, including William Ball FOUR TIMES, and Richard Ball. (Nugent Vol. I, p. 347-348, citing PB 4, p. 102.)

16 May 1658. Dominick Theriott, deed to Richard Ball for a black heifer marked with a crop & a slit on the right ear, and a slit under keel on the left. Witnessed by Thomas Stevens and Thomas Roots. (DW 2, p. 154).

27 NOV 1658. William Ball and Richard Ball were witnesses to a deed from Enock Hawker to John Dickenson of a 3 year old red heifer. (DW 2, p. 174).

16 Jul 1659. Annapolis, Maryland. Richard Ball granted a warrant to enter and seat 500 acres [no location]. (Annapolis, Maryland Land Office, Lib 4, fol 54)

1 Aug 1660. Baltimore County, Maryland. Richard Ball assigned certain rights to Paul Kinsey. (Land Office, Lib 5, fol 91)

15 May 1661. Baltimore County, Maryland. Richard Ball renews warrant for 500 acres, returnable in December following. (Land Office, Lib 4, fol 554)

1 Mar 1661/62. Baltimore County, Maryland. "Mr. Richard Ball, husband of Mary Humphreys" records a deed whereby Mary Humphreys "now in widowhood," gives 300 acres and a man servant to her daughter, Mary Humphreys, to be delivered to her at the age of sixteen years of day of marriage. (Baltimore County, R.M., No. H S, 7)

13 Feb 1664. Baltimore County, Maryland. Deed - Richard Ball, of Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland, to Rowland Haddaway, two tracts, 300 acres ... Bear creek and ... Humphrey's creek ... and warrant from heirs of Thomas Humphreys, deceased. Signed Richard Ball. Wit: John Gwyn and Paul Kinsey [brother in law to Richard Ball]. 4

4 Jul 1665. Baltimore County, Maryland. Richard Ball is commissioned a justice of Baltimore County. (Maryland Archives, III, 529; XV, 38, 68, 71; Lib C D, 64)

3 Jan 1667/68. Baltimore County, Maryland. Richard Ball joins in a deed with wife Mrs. Mary Ball. (Baltimore County, I.R., No. P P, 63)

19 May 1672. Baltimore County, Maryland. Richard Ball is commissioned a justice of Baltimore County. (Maryland Archives, III, 529; XV, 38, 68, 71; Lib C D, 64)

5 Jun 1674. Baltimore County, Maryland. Richard Ball is commissioned a justice of Baltimore County. (Maryland Archives, III, 529; XV, 38, 68, 71; Lib C D, 64)

2 Mar 1675/76. Baltimore County, Maryland. Richard Ball is commissioned a justice of Baltimore County. (Maryland Archives, III, 529; XV, 38, 68, 71; Lib C D, 64)

1677 - Richard Ball dies.

References
  1. A FORGOTTEN MEMBER OF THE BALL FAMILY by Christopher Johnston, in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. (Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Historical Society), 7(4):440-441 and 8(80-8x), Apr 1900 and Jul 1900, Secondary quality.

    ... The records of the Land Office at Annapolis (Liber. 4, fol. 54) show that, on the 16th of July, 1659, warrants were granted to the ten persons named below, "conditionally that they enter their rights and seat their lands between this and 25 March next." Their names and the amounts of land claimed by each were as follows:
    - Thomas Powell, 700 acres;
    - Walter Dickinson, 600 acres;
    - Robert Gorsuch, 300 acres;
    - Richard Gorsuch, 300 acres;
    - Howell Powell, 300 acres;
    - William Ball, 500 acres;
    - William Chapman, Jr., 500 acres;
    - Richard Ball, 500 acres;
    - Thomas Humphrey, 600 acres;
    - Hugh Kinsey, 400 acres.

    It is susceptible of proof that this little colony came from Lancaster county, Va., and it should be noted, by the way that "William Chapman, Jr., is an evident error for "William Clapham, Jr." The names of William and Richard Ball will at once claim attention, since the former, as will presently be shown, was probably the son of Colonel William Ball, and the latter none other than his son Richard, who has generally been supposed to have died young.

    Richard Ball settled in Baltimore county in the course of the following year, and August 1, 1660, assigned certain rights to Paul Kinsey (Land Office, Lib.5, fol. 91). His warrant for 500 acres was renewed May 15, 1661, returnable in December following (Ibid., Lib. 4, fol. 554). The next year he was married. Under the date of March 1, 1661/2, Mary Humphreys, "now in widowhood," gives 300 acres and a man servant to her daughter, Mary Humphreys, to be delivered to her at the age of sixteen years or day of marriage (Balt. Co. R.M., No. H S, 7). The deed is recorded by "Mr. Richard Ball, husband of Mary Humphreys." Mrs. Mary Ball was living January 3, 1667/8, when she joins in a deed with her husband (Balto. Co., I.R., No. P P, 63), but died before him. Richard Ball was commissioned a justice of Baltimore county, July 4, 1665, May 19, 1672, June 5, 1674, and March 2, 1675-6 (Md. Arch., III, 529; XV, 38, 68, 71; Lib., C D, 64). He died in 1677, leaving an only child, Hannah Ball.

    (TO BE CONTINUED)

  2.   Pending better citation, Secondary quality.

    Hill, p. 44-45; Cuckro, p. 9-10 (#3)

  3.   , Secondary quality.

    See: Mrs. William Montgomery Sweeny, "Colonel William Ball, of Balleston, Maryland, And Millenbeck, Virginia, Great-Grandfather of George Washington", Genealogies of Virginia Families From Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 1, p. 74-80 (Baltimore: Clearfield Publishing Co., 2004).

  4.   Records mentioning Richard Hall, in Rootsweb, Secondary quality.

    [Originally posted 21 Nov 2009 by TEbel2888.]
    [Note: NOT all records are for this Richard Ball.]
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    John Davis. 1996. Baltimore County, Maryland, Deed Records, Volume One: 1659-1737. Heritage Books, Bowie, MD.
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    p. 94 - 13 Feb 1664, Richard Ball, of Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland, to Rowland Haddaway, two tracts, 300
    acres ... Bear creek and
    p. 95 - Humphrey's creek ... and warrant from heirs of Thomas Humphreys, deceased. Signed Richard Ball. Wit: John Gwyn and Paul Kinsey.
    [Note: Paul KINSEY is Mary's brother.]


    Nell Marion Nugent. 1934. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Dietz Printing Co., Richmond, VA (reprinted 1983, Genealogical Publ Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-354). These are not immigration dates, but dates of mention in Virginia
    land records.
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    [This is the only Mary Kinsey on this CD.]
    p. 459 Kinsey, Mary Virginia 1663

    p. 90 Ball, Richard Virginia 1638
    p. 120 Ball, Richard Virginia 1638
    p. 217 Ball, Richard Virginia 1651
    p. 348 Ball, Rich Virginia 1657


    Gust Skordas, ed. 1968. The Early Settlers of Maryland: an Index to Names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-354).
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    [These are not immigration dates, but dates of mention in Maryland land records.
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    p. 245 Humphrey, Thomas Maryland 1659
    p. 245 Humphrey, Thomas Maryland 1668
    p. 245 Humphrey, Thomas and wife Maryland 1676
    p. 20 Ball, Richard Maryland 1659
    p. 20 Ball, Richard Maryland 1663


    George Cabell Greer. 1912. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. W.C. Hill Printing Co., Richmond, VA (republ. 1978/82 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-354)
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    [These are not immigration dates, but dates of mention in Virginia land records.]
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    p. 19 Ball, Richard Virginia 1638
    p. 19 Ball, Richard Virginia 1651


    John Camden Hotten, ed. 1874. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality... Chatto & Windus, London (reprinted 1974/86 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 234 Ball, Richard Virginia 1624
    p. 113 Ball, Ricr Virginia 1635, age 17


    Carl Boyer III, ed. 1977. Ship Passenger Lists, National and New England (1600-1825). Self-published, Newhall, CA (reprinted 1992 by Family Line Publ., Westminster, MD; Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 53 Ball, Richard Virginia 1617


    Peter Wilson Coldham. 1988. The Bristol Registers of Servants Sent to Foreign Plantations, 1654-1686. Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 163 Ball, Richard Virginia 1661


    Peter Wilson Coldham. 1992. The Complete Book of Emigrants. Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 8 Ball, Richard Virginia 1617
    p. 60 Ball, Richard Virginia 1617
    p. 156 Ball, Richard Virginia 1635, age 17
    p. 20 Ball, Richard Virginia 1661


    Michael Tepper, ed. 1977/80. Passengers to America: a Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 100 Ball, Ricd Virginia 1635, age 17


    R. Hargreaves-Mawdsley. 1929. Bristol and America: a Record of the First Settlers in the Colonies of North America, 1654-1685. R.S. Glover, London (reprinted 1967/78 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 88 Ball, Richard Virginia 1654-1663


    Horatio G. Somerby. 1848-61. "Passengers for Virginia, 1635." A series of articles in The New England Historical and Genealgoical Register, vols. 2-15 (Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 62 Ball, Ricd Virginia 1635, age 17


    Annie Lash Jester & Martha Woodroof Hiden. 1956. "Musters of the Inhabitants in Virginia 1624/1625." Pp. 5-69 in Adventurers of Purse and Person. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ (Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 39 Ball, Richard Virginia 1617


    Frederick A. Virkus. 1965. Immigrants to America before 1750. Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-354)
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    p. 142 Ball, Richard Virginia 1617
    p. 142 Ball, Richard Virginia 1627
    p. 142 Ball, Richard Virginia 1635
    p. 142 Ball, Richard Virginia 1638
    p. 142 Ball, Richard Virginia 1651


    H.G. Somerby. 1851. "Passengers for Virginia, July, 1635." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 5(1):61-62.
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    p. 62 Theis under written names are to be transported to Virginea embarqued in the Assurance de Lo: Isack Bromwell & Geo: Pewsie Mr. examined by the Minister of the Towne of
    Gravesend of their conformitie in or. Religion. the men have taken the oath of Allegeance & Supremacie ...

    ... p. 62 Ricd Ball 17