Col. William Ball

Brief Life History of William

Col. William Ball was born in September 1615, in London, England. He married Hannah Atherold on 2 July 1638, in London, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Virginia, British Colonial America in 1653 and lived in England, United Kingdom in 1638. His occupation is listed as member of the house of burgesses from 1668 until 1676 and again from 1676 to 1677. in Virginia, British Colonial America. He died on 15 October 1680, in Millenbeck, Lancaster, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 65, and was buried in Saint Marys White Chapel, Lancaster, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Col. William Ball
Hannah Atherold
Marriage: 2 July 1638
Richard Ball
Capt William Ball II
Col. Joseph Matthaus Ball
Hannah Ball

Sources (17)

  • William Ball, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, by Robert K. Headley
  • Colonel William Ball, at Find a Grave

World Events (2)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

1642 · The English Civil War

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bal, ball(e) ‘ball, sphere, globe, round body’ (Old French balle or Old English beall(a)), a nickname for a short, obese person.

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le) as in 1 above, but applied topographically.

English: from a Middle English adjective ball (weak form balle) in the sense ‘bald’, from ball ‘white streak, bald place’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Col. William Ball was the Ball immigrant. He was the great grandfather of George Washington. Almost all of these Virginia ancestors were members of the House of Burgesses. William was a member of the …

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