John Ballard & Elizabeth Gibbons

Dorothy's ggggggg-grandparents

by Dan Reddell

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Linda Nelson BLne4@aol.com 2002-01-07 11:14:39
We have found that Elizabeth Bland and Elizabeth Gibbons are the same woman. Her maiden name was Gibbons and we don't know why that it has been given as Ballard over the years- probably because of son named Bland- but we have found the name Bland used in earlier branches of the Ballard family.
  • ID: I5470

  • Name: John Ballard

  • Given Name: John

  • Surname: Ballard

  • Sex: M

  • Birth: 1693 in Virginia 1

  • Death: 1745 in Yorktown, York Co., Virginia

  • Note:

    Will of John Ballard, Yorktown, York Co. VA, dated 24 Dec 1744 presented 16 Sept, probate Certificate granted 18 Nov 1745.

    In the name of God Amen. I John Ballard of York Town in the County of York Merchant being in good health at present But not knowing when it may please God to take me out of this world There fore for avoiding contention after my death I do make this my last Will and Testament.

    Imprimis my desire is that all my just Debts and funeral expenses be first paid and then I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Ballard during her Widowhood for the better enabling her to maintain the bring up my Children the following Six Slaves Namely Mingo, Frank, Old Will, George, Jenny and Mary, but in case of her marriage or death then I give the said Six Slaves with their Increase to my Son Thomas Ballard and to his Heirs. I likewise lend unto my said Wife during her Widowhood all my Household furniture and Kitchen Furniture that shall be in use at the time of my death also my Chaise Harness and Horses but in case she Marrieth again or at her death then I give all of those things to my Son Thomas and to his Heirs and if my said wife Marries or dies before my Son Thomas arrives to the age of twenty one years then I desire that all the Household furniture Kitchen furniture Chase Harness Horses and Cart and Horses be Sold at Public Auction upon twelve months credit and the produce thereof I give to my Son Thomas and if he dies before he comes to the Age of twenty-one Years then I desire that the produce thereof be equally divided amongst all my Surviving Children I likewise desire that the Rent of those two Lots and Houses of mine wherein Henry Walters and Susanna Thompson now live may be paid to my said Wife (until my Sons to whom they shall be given come of Age) for the better enabling her to maintain and bring up my children as aforesaid.

    Item I Give unto my Son Thomas Ballard and to his Heirs the Lot or half Acre of Land whereon I now live described in the plan of the Town by the Figures 54 together with all other Houses and Appurtenances thereto belonging and also an Acre of Ground which I bought of McGwyn Reade Lying on the South West Side of the two (?) Town Lots where Capt. William Rogers lately dwelt also my Plantation near York Town called Richa Neck Joining the land of Edward Baptist also my Warehouse at the water Side also two young Negro Men named Giles and Jerry and Also my Gun Pistols Sword and Watch.

    Item I give unto my son John Ballard and to his Heirs one half acre of Land which I bought of Mr. Gwyn Read and where on Henry Wallace now lives joining to the South West side of the Town Lot belonging to Co. Digges, Esq. Together with the houses and Appurtenances thereto belonging and also a Negro boy named William, son of Negro Madge.

    Item I give unto my Son Robert Ballard and to his Heirs one half acre of Land which I bought of Mr. Gwyn Read joining to the half acre of Land before given to my Son John and joining to a Town Lot of Richard Ambler, Esq. and whereon Susanna Thompson now lives together with the Houses and Appurtenances thereon and also Negro Boy named Ben.

    Item I Give unto my Son William Ballard and to his Heirs one acre of Land which I bought of Mr. Gwyn Reade lying and joining to two Town Lots described in the Plan of the Town by the Figures 67 and 71 and also a Negro Boy Named Michael and a Negro Girl Named Kate.

    Item It is my Will and desire that if It shall Please God that either of my sons John or Robert should dye before they come to the Age of twenty one Years that the land with the Appurtenances given and devised to him dying shall descend and go to my Son William Ballard and to his Heirs and if both my Said Sons John and Robert should dye before they come to twenty one Years of Age that then My son William shall have his choice of the lands and Houses with the Appurtenances given and devised to them and my Son Thomas Ballard to have the other to him and to his Heirs.

    Item I give unto my Daughter Catherine Ballard and to her Heirs one young Negro Woman Named Phillis and her Child Lucy and a Negro Girl Named Hannah daughter of negro Mary and twenty Pounds Current Money to by her a piece of plate.

    Item I give to my Daughter Ann Ballard and to Her Heirs one Negro Girl Named Hannah and a Negro Girl Named Grace.

    Item I give unto Miss Sary Gibbons the Sum of ten Pounds to be paid her a Year after my death.

    Item It is my Will and desire that all the remainder of my Estate of what kind so ever which I have not already particularly given and bequeathed away and all the Goods which may come into me after my death be sold upon twelve months credit at the buyer giving good security but it is my desire that the Goods which may come in to me after my death--- be sold entire without being broke and the produce of the whole together with what case I may have by me and all Outstanding Debts when received be equally divided between my said Loving Wife Elizabeth Ballard and my four sons Thomas, John, Robert and William and my three Daughters Catherine, Elizabeth and Ann.

    Item It is my Will and desire that my Son Thomas Ballard be bound to Messrs. Thomas and William Nelson or to Thomas Nelson, Jr. Esq. until he comes to the Age of Twenty one years and that my son John be bound when he comes to the Age of Sixteen Years to the sea if he shall approve of that if not then to some other calling as my Executors shall think proper till comes to the Age of Twenty One years and that my other two sons Robert and William be bound to some trade or calling as my Executor shall think proper when they Arrive to Sixteen Years of Age and to services 'til they arrive the Age of twenty one and that my sons live with their Mother till bound out and my daughters 'til Marriage or 'til they respectively arrive to lawful Age.

    Item It is my desire that as the Money arising upon the Sale of the Goods ordered to be sold and all other Money as fast as it shall be received be paid to Mr. William Nelson, Jr. whom I desire to put the same out to Interest taking two good Securities for each Sum so by him put out and the principal and Interest to paid to my Children when they shall be respectively capable to demand it. And Lastly I do appoint my said living Wife Elizabeth Ballard, Maj. John Buckner, Mr. Matthew Hubbard, Mr. Edmund Smith and Mr. Samuel Reade Executors of this my last will and testament, to whom I give a Gold Ring of a Guinea Piece to be bought in England, hereby revoking all other wills and Testaments by me before in any manner made in Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this 24th Day of December 1744.

    John Ballard (L.I.)

    Singed Sealed and declared by the above named John Ballard for and as his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us.

    Edmd Smith
    John Gibbons
    Philip Dedman
    Thomas Loyd

    No court held for York County the 16th day of September 1745. This will was presented in Court by Elizabeth Ballard on of the Executors and the same was proved by the Oaths of Edmund Smith, John Gibbons, Philip Dedman and Thomas Loyd the Witnesses thereto and on the motion of the said Elizabeth and made Oath according to Laws Ordered to be recorded And At a Court held for the said County the 18th day of November 1745. John Buckner Gent another of the Executors named in the said will made Oath thereto according to the Law and on the Motion of the said Elizabeth Ballard and John Buckner Certificate was granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form Giving Security Whereupon they together with William Nelson Esq. their Security entered into and Acknowledged Bond in the Penalty of L5000 for the due Admin. of the Decedents Estate. Teste Thomas Everard ?

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    Father: Thomas Ballard b: 1654 in York Co., Virginia
    Mother: Katherine Hubbard b: 1660 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Gibbons

    • Married: AFT 1714

    • Note: Assumed 21 to wed.

    Children

    1. Has No Children Thomas Ballard b: AFT 1722 in York Co., Virginia

    2. Has No Children John Ballard b: AFT 1727 in York Co., Virginia

    3. Has No Children Robert Ballard b: AFT 1727 in York Co., Virginia

    4. Has No Children William Ballard b: AFT 1727 in York Co., Virginia

    5. Has No Children Catherine Ballard

    6. Has No Children Elizabeth Ballard

    7. Has No Children Anne Ballard


    Sources:

    1. Abbrev: Vaughn Ballard
      Title: Vaughn Ballard, Family Histories, 2320 Country Green Lane, Arlington, Texas 76011 (817) 277-3281

    2. Abbrev: Will Record or Abstract
      Title: Will Record or Abstract

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