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William BALLARD

Male Aft 1668 - Bef 1804  (< 135 years)


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  • Name William BALLARD 
    Probate 20 Sep 1604  Charles City County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Aft 1 May 1668 
    Gender Male 
    Will 13 Aug 1804  Charles City County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 20 Sep 1804  Charles City County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) William Ballard of Charles City County, Virginia (c. 1668-c. 1725) <https://ballardofvirginia.wordpress.com/about/william-ballard-of-char les-city-county-virginia-c-1668-c-1725/>:

      This is a work in progress -

      Very little is known of William Ballard, the youngest son of Thomas Ballard of James City county. We assume that he was born after 1668, given the bequest made to all of the children of Thomas Ballard except William by Robert Baldrey in his will dated 1 May 1668 and recorded 30 December 1676 in York county.

      He is probably the William Ballard who witnessed a deed on 11 October 1686 between family friend Henry Blagrave of New Kent county and John Gowry of Stafford Parish, Stafford county, for the right to 600 acres in Stafford granted by patent to Capt. David Mansell "my late grandfather," being a patent dated 6 October 1654. The language of the acknowledgment indicates that it was executed in New Kent county. Please note that a person 14 years old or older could serve as a witness in Colonial Virginia.

      He figured in the York records shortly after his father's death, in a suit he brought against James Harrison, William Ballard being then described as "assignee of Benj: Goodrich, Attorney of Alice Ballard, Exorx Coll: Tho. Ballard, dec'ed": this suit, begun at a court held 24 September 1691, was dismissed at a court held 24 November 1691, the defendant making oath the debt had been paid through Jerome Ham.

      Most significantly, two records place him as residing in James City County. A William Ballard appears in a Militia list for James City county dated 27 March 1702 preserved at the Public Record Office at London, England. And he is probably the William Ballard who in 1704 had 300 acres in James City York county, as shown in the Quit Rent Roll of that year.

      Since he appears to have resided in James City county, then sadly the bulk of his public life likely took place in what are now known as "burned" counties whose records have been destroyed, such as James City, among regrettably many others. . . .

      There is also mention of a William Ballard in a deed recorded among the records of Charles City County, suggesting he had acquired land there as an investment sometime after 1667 (the date the property was acquired by Charles Roan, who took a patent for it that year), and a William Ballard who is named in a deed that recites the chain of title. The transaction between Archibald Blair and Benjamin Willard is dated 31 December 1728 and recorded in Charles City county:

      Deed dated 31 December 1728 from Archibald Blair to Benjamin Willard, for £130, 200 acres on Kittawan Creek in Weynoke Parish, bounded by land now or late of Edward Turner & William Arronger, being a moiety of 400 acres purchased by Thomas Gregory & William Ballard of Charles Roan, Gent., & divided by line running from mouth of Mapscoe Creek. Witnesses: Jno. Edloe, Richd. Grinsell. Recorded 1 January 1728.

      Since one had to be at least 21 years of age to purchase land, that transaction was probably after 1695, since no mention of an order to record the deed appears in the extant Order Books. . . .

      This compiler has searched the extant records of Charles City county (dating from 1655 to 1696) and found no mention of any Ballards prior to 1725, which we believe is because the family did not live there until a boundary adjustment between James City county and Charles City county when a part of James City was added to Charles City in 1721. . . .

      13 August 1804. Will of Thomas Ballard of Charles City County, Parish of Westover.

      Just debts shall be paid. The family burying place now on my land shall remain solved and free for the internment of the family & their connections. That is to say a sufficiency ground for that purpose and for no further disposel. This I do for through the respect and duty I owe my ancestors and family and hope the same may be remembered by those who may ever consider it.

      The will names brothers John Ballard, Francis D. Ballard, sisters Elizabeth Fontain relect of Moses Fontain, Sarah Fountain wife of Abraham Fontain and Lucy Eppes, wife of Peter Epppes. Executor: John Ballard, Wyatt Walker, John Firth. Witnesses: Wm. Graves, Ed. M. Williams, Furnea Southall. Recorded 20 September 1804.

      William Ballard and Elizabeth _________ had issue:

      [i] THOMAS, married Mary Dancy.

      [ii] Francis, born c. 1705, died before 7 June 1727. He figures in the records of Charles City county on three occasions, one a lawsuit, the two others regarding the administration of his estate by his brother, Thomas:

      19 July 1726. Sherriff makes return of execution taken out at suit of Francis Ballard against body of George Squires. Execution and contents received. Signed: Thomss Epes, Subsheriff. Charles City Co. Va. Wills & Deeds, 1725-31, p. 114.

      7 June 1727. Inventory of Mr Francis Ballard, dec'd. Value £12.0.0, by Jno. Minge, Tho. Harwood, Jno. Major. Presented by Thomas Ballard, Admin., and recorded 7 June 1727. Charles City Co. Va. Wills & Deeds, 1725-31, p. 168.

      3 April 1728. Accounts current of estate of Mr Francis Ballard. Debits: Thomas Perry, John Minge, Capt. William Brown, William Bounsieur, John Goodale, William Hopkins, Capt. Henry Soane. Presented by Thomas Ballard, Admin. Charles City Co. Va. Wills & Deeds, 1725-31, p. 198.

      [iii] Rebecca, living in 1726.

      [iv] Anna, living in 1726. Perhaps married Henry Talman. We know that Captain Henry Talman of Felmingham, county Norfolk, England, was the son of William Talman, the Comptroller of Great Britain under William and Mary. Captain Henry Talman resided in Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent County, and was captain and owner of the ship Vigo that ran goods between Bristol and Virginia. They had four children; the record of the birth of three of them exists in the Saint Peter's Parish Register from New Kent County, Virginia: William (married Elizabeth Hewlett and left issue); Martha (born 16 March 1733); Rebecca (born 2 April 1737); Henry (born 26 December 1739; died young). According to one source, Captain Talman died in London in 1775,4, but the Virginia Gazette of 7 December 1769 (Purdie & Dixon, p. 3, Col. 1) reports that "Captain Henry Talman died a few days ago at his house in New Kent County."

      [v] JOHN, married Faitha Edmunds.

      [vi] Elizabeth, married William Firth.

      [vii] WILLIAM, likely married Elizabeth Clopton.

      [viii] Martha, a minor in 1726, was probably born c. 1711.
    Person ID I37291  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Thomas BALLARD, Sr.,   b. 1630,   d. Bef 24 Mar 1690, James City County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna (BALLARD),   b. Abt 1630,   d. 26 Sep 1678, James City County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1650  York County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (BALLARD),   d. Bef 2 Nov 1726, Charles City County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis BALLARD,   b. Abt 1705,   d. Bef 7 Jun 1727, Charles City County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)  [natural]
     2. Martha BALLARD,   b. Abt 1711  [natural]
     3. Thomas BALLARD  [natural]
     4. Rebecca BALLARD,   d. Aft 22 May 1726  [natural]
     5. Anna BALLARD,   d. Aft 22 May 1726  [natural]
     6. John BALLARD, Sr.,   d. Bef 6 Jul 1787, Mecklenburg County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth BALLARD  [natural]
     8. William BALLARD  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F16129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart