Person:Esther Ballard (1)

Esther Ballard
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
  • HJoseph Jenks1628 - 1716/7
  • WEsther BallardABT 1633 - 1717
m. by 1652
  1. Gov. Joseph Jenckes1656 - 1740
  2. Elizabeth Jenckesabt 1658 - Bef 1740
  3. Sarah Jenckes1660 - 1708
  4. Nathaniel Jenckes1662 -
  5. Esther Jenckes1664 - 1721
  6. Mary JenckesABT 1666 -
  7. Ebenezer Jencks1669 - 1726
  8. Joanna Jenckes1672 - 1736
  9. Mary JenckesABT 1673 -
  10. Abigail Jenckes1674 -
  11. Judge William Jenkes1674 - 1765
  12. Abigail Jenckes1676 - 1756
Facts and Events
Name Esther Ballard
Alt Name[1][2] Hesther Ballard
Gender Female
Birth[3] ABT 1633 Warwickshire, England
Alt Birth[1] 1633 England
Marriage by 1652 to Joseph Jenks
Alt Death? 1695 Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island
Death? 1717 Providence, Providence Co. Ri
  1. 1.0 1.1 Brown, John Howard (editor), and Rossiter (editor) Johnson. The Twentieth century biographical dictionary of notable Americans: brief biographies of authors, administrators, clergymen, commanders, editors, engineers, jurists, merchants, officials, philanthropists, scientists, statesmen, and others who are making American history. (Boston, Mass.: The Biographical Society. Reprinted by Gale Research, 1968., 1904).

    vol. VI; JENCKES, Joseph, manufacturer, was born in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1632; son of Joseph Jenckes. His father was the inventor of the grass scythe, and a manufacturer of edge-tools. In 1648 he followed his father to Saugus, Mass., and was connected with him in the iron and brass works there, the first established in America. On account of the large amount of charcoal needed for smelting and refining iron ore, the forests around Lynn were rapidly becoming extinct, which caused much alarm among the manufacturers. Jenckes, in order to establish himself in the iron business, followed Roger Williams to Rhode Island, and was granted land in Warwick, in 1669. He purchased a tract of woodland at Pawtucket Falls, near Providence, on the Blackstone river, in 1671. Iron ore was discovered near the falls, and Jenckes built a foundry and forge, which were destroyed during King Philip's war in 1676. He rebuilt the works and laid the foundation of the great iron works of Providence. He was the founder of Pawtucket, R.I. In 1661 he was elected a member of the governor's council, and served as assistant, or lieutenant-governor, and subsequently was a member of the house of deputies. He married Esther Ballard, of Lynn (born in England, 1633), and they had six daughters and four sons. His son Joseph became governor of Rhode Island. He died in Pawtucket, R.I., Jan. 4, 1717.

  2. William Ballard entry, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Children... i HESTER, b. about 1633 (aged 2 in 1635 [Hotten 107]); m. by 1652 Joseph Jenks Jr. (on 30 November 1652, "Ester, wife of Joseph Jenkes, Jr.," was one of four Lynn residents "fined for wearing silver lace" [EQC 1:271]; on 29 June 1655, John Ballard, brother of Hester, deposed that he "was his brother Jenckes's servant" [EQC 1:392]).

  3. Listed as age 2 on the James passenger list. A birth or christening date of 28 Oct 1632 is often listed, but without a reliable source. She was clearly not born in Lynn, as is sometimes said. Warwickshire corresponds to her father's alleged origins, also often cited without a reliable source.