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Col. William Ball
Born 1615? Barkham Manor, Bershire, England
Died 1680 Lancaster Co. VA

Great Grandfather of President George Washington
SPOUSE CHILDREN
Hannah Atherold

m. Jul 2, 1638
London, England
b. Mar 12, 1619
London, England
d. 1695
Lancaster Co. VA
Richard

b. 1639?
England
d. 1677
Baltmore Co. MD
William

b. Jun 2, 1641
England
d. Sep 30, 1694
Northumberland Co. VA
Joseph

Grandfather of
George Washington
b. May 25, 1649
England
d. Jul 11, 1711
Lancaster Co. VA
Hannah

b. May 12, 1650
England
d. 1693/4?
Lancaster Co. VA
William Ball received the folowing land grants:
1) on Jan 18, 1663, 1600 acres on Narrow Neck Creek, Lancaster Co., that he named "Millenbeck", "on which he built a beautiful Georgian mansion".
2) in 1667, jointly with Thomas Chetwood, 1600 acres in Rappahannock Co. on river of the same name.
3) a few months later, 300 acres of rich bottom land adjoining the estate of Daniel Fox, 1647-1702, son of David Fox, who would marry his daughter Hannah Ball.
Known as Col. William Ball after 1672.
William's son, Joseph Ball (1649-1711) married twice. The second marriage was to a widow named Mary Johnson in 1707/8. They had one child, a daughter Mary (1708-1789) who was President George Washington's mother.
Daughter Hannah married David Fox, the son of Capt. David Fox in 1670.
William and Joseph Ball are listed as Qualifying Ancestors for membership in the Jamestowne Society.
Sources:
Church, Randolph W., Asst. Reference Librarian, Library of the University of Virginia, undated Report of the contents of the Fox Family Bible, on library letterhead, typed circa 1933, Fox Family Collection no. 3262, box 1888.
Heck, Earl L. W., Colonel William Ball of Virginia, The Great Grandfather of Washington, publ. Sydney Wm. Dutton, London, 1928.
Hardy, S.P., "Ball Family," in Colonial Families of Southern States of America, 2ed., General Publ. Co. Baltimore, 1965, pp. 31-42.
Fox Family Bible, 1680, w/typescript & photostat copies of family records of David Fox (b. 1647), Univ. of Virginia Library Acquisitions (Annual Report) XX:274.