Person:William Ballard (4)

William Ballard
m. 1599
  1. Phillip Ballard1597 -
  2. Elizabeth Ballard1599 -
  3. Thomas BallardABT 1600 - 1642
  4. Catharine BallardABT 1602 -
  5. William BallardABT 1603 - bet 1639
  6. Philip BallardAbt 1609 -
  7. Anne BallardAbt 1610 -
  8. Elizabeth Ballard1638 -
m. EST 1632
  1. William BallardAbt 1630 - Bef 1695
  2. Esther BallardABT 1633 - 1717
  3. John Ballardabt 1634 - 1725
  4. Nathaniel Ballardabt 1636 - 1721/2
Facts and Events
Name William Ballard
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1603 Southwell, Nottingham, Eng
Christening? 12 Aug 1603 Salford Priors, Warwickshire, England
Alt Birth? 12 Aug 1603 Southwell, Nottingham, , England
Alt Marriage ABT 1630 Warwick, Engto Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage EST 1632 to Elizabeth Unknown
Other 1635 Lynn, Middlesex County, MassachusettsMigration
with Elizabeth Unknown
Other[1][4] 1638 Membership
Other[1] 24 MAY 1638 Lynn, Middlesex County, MassachusettsFreeman
Death[3] bet Mar and Jun 1639 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

There were two William Ballard's, one in Andover and one in Lynn, who are often intermingled in older sources.

This man has been profiled by the Great Migration Project, which comprehensively reviews the contemporary records.[5]Their profile of William of Lynn includes the following:

  • born about 1603, parents undetermined.
  • On 13 July 1635, "W[illia]m Ballard," aged 32, husbandman, "Elizabeth Ballard," aged 26, "Hester Ballard," aged 2 and "Jo[hn] Ballard," aged 1, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the James [Hotten 107][6]
  • Freeman in Lynn 24 May 1638
  • Estate record, probably 1639, states:
 Nicholas Browne and Gearard Spencer [worn]
 affirmeth that being with Mr. Will[ia]m Ballard of Linn [worn]
 before his death, & persuading him to make his will [worn]
 said Mr. Ballrd told them, he intended to do it the next [worn]
 died before he could put it in writing, he would have [worn]
 half his estate, & the other half to be divided among [worn]
 children the said Will[ia]m Ballard being then of perfect [worn]
 inge
                                                                                                         taken upon oath 1 of 1st m[worn]
  • Death, between 13 March 1638/9 (when he signed a committee report [MBCR 1:253]) and 6 June 1639 (when he was replaced on a committee [MBCR 1:263]). [7]
  • Marriage to Elizabeth, who remarried in 1640 to William Knight.

The profile does not address speculation as to who William's parents were, which generally means that it did not find such speculation in any sources worth considering.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Great Migration Newsletter. (Boston, Massachusetts: Great Migration Study Project), William Ballard entry, accessed 26 May 2003.
  2.   Ancestral File.
  3. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    citing Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686, Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ed., 5 volumes in 6 (Boston 1853-1854); Vol 1:253 and 1:263

  4. was admitted to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
  5. The sketch can be viewed by members ($10 subscription fee) here: http://greatmigration.org/research/sketches/william_ballard.html and should also be in the A-B 1634-1635 volume in hard copy.
  6. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality..., John Camden Hotten, ed. (London 1874; rpt. Baltimore 1974)
  7. MBCR is Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686, Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ed., 5 volumes in 6 (Boston 1853-1854)



James (1635)
Two ships called the James sailed from England to New England in 1635, the first in April, this one in July.
Sailed: Jul 1635 from Unspecified port, England under John May
Arrived: Sept 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Passengers:
~50 (Full List)
William Ballard family - Alice Jones - Elizabeth Goffe - Edmond Bridges - Michell Milner - Thomas Ewer family - Sara Beale - Elizabeth Newman - Jo: Skudder - Thomas Terry family - Thomas Marshall - William Hooper - Edmond Johnson - Samuel Bennett - Richard Palmer - Anto. Bessy - Edw. Gardner - Wm Colbron - Henry Bull - Salmon Martin - William Hill - Nico. Buttry family - Jo & Mary Hart - Henry Tybbott family - Remembrance Tybbott - Nic. Goodhue family - John Johnson family - Ralph Farman family - Robert Terry

Resources: Primary Sources:
Other information: Passenger List at Olive Tree