William Ball

1679–15 February 1728 (Age 49)
Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Ball was born in 1679, in Middlesex, England, United Kingdom as the son of Thomas Ball. He married Margaret Sampson. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 February 1728, in South Carolina, British Colonial America, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

William Ball
1679–1728
Margaret Sampson
1681–1729
Marriage:
Ball
1700–
William Ball II
1702–1728
Sampson Ball
1704–1752
Samuel Ball
1709–1775
George Ball
1711–1753
Robert Ball
1713–
Bartholomew Ball
1706–1777
Bartholomew Ball
1706–1750
Ball
1710–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ball

    MaleMale

siblings

(1)

World Events (1)

1721 · Incorporated as a Royal Colony

Age 42

On May 29, 1721, Sir Francis Nicholson is appointed as the Royal Governor of South Carolina by King George I.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

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

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Story Highlight

1720

William Ball arrived in the south Carolina British Colonial America 1720 Immigration 1720 William Ball on the Jury List : William Ball of South Carolina, British Colonial America

Sources (3)

  • William Ball, 'England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975' on MyHeritage
  • William Ball, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage
  • William Ball, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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