Thomas Ballard & Katharine Hubbard

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  • ID: I01452

  • Name: Thomas Ballard 1 2 3

  • Sex: M

  • Birth: 1654 in Middle Plantatio, York Co., VA 1

  • Birth: ABT. 1655 in Middle Plantatio, York Co., VA baptized Colonel Thomas B

  • Death: ABT. 26 SEP 1706 in Middle Plantatio, York Co., VA 1

  • Christening: Colonel Thomas B 1

  • Note:

    From "Geneaologies of Virginia Families"

    The son of Colonel Thomas Ballard was Thomas Ballard, who is mentioned in
    records by the titles, Honorable, several military ranks, including Colonel.
    His colonial record was as important as that of his father. He was also a
    member of the House of Burgesses from York Co., and was chosen by Governor
    Nicholson to be one of a committee to lay out the town of Williamsburg. He also
    had the honor of the appointment with Joseph Ring to plan the town of Yorktown,
    Virginia, and was made "Foeffee". His life was similar to that of his father in
    that he was a man in whom there was placed much public trust. He had
    considerable means, was a lawyer, a member of the House of Burgesses from York,
    and lived on his plantation near Yorktown.

    From Southside Virginia Families by John Bennet Boddie, 1955
    "Thomas was high sheriff of York in 1694; Justice of the County Court; Colonel of Militia and Burgess 1691-96-1710. (B.J.) He inherited land from his godfather, Major Robert Bladry, who came to Virgnia at the age of 18 in the ship "Globe", Mister Jeremy Blackman, which sailed from Gravesend, Aug. 7, 1635. (Hotten, 120). Baldry prospered and married but had no children. In his will probated Dec. 31 1675 in York he bequeathed his wife Elizabeth all of his property, except 130 acres to Thomas Green, to her for life. At her death the property was to go to his godson, Thomas Ballard. She died in 1684, and Ballard took possession. He, together with Joseph Ring, was apopinted a "Foeffee" or Trustee for laying out the town of York, henceforth known as "Yorktown", celebrated in our history.
    "Col. Thomas Ballard's will was dated Sept. 26, 1706 and probated June 18, 1711, in York."
    "Son Matthew was executor and Lawrence Smith and Wm. Buckner were overseers. (York 4-89)

    From Old Churches Ministers and Families of Virginia by Bishop William Meade, Vol. I of 2. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1978
    p. 178
    List of vestrymen in the church at Williamsburg from the year 1674 to 1769:--
    Hon. Thomas Ballard is listed.
    and later Colonel Thomas Ballard is listed
    Thomas Ballard's will:

    In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Ballard of the Parish of ... in the County of York, .... being weak of body but of Perfect mind & memory thanks be to almighty God hereby Revoke all former wills & Testaments by me heretofore made & make & ordain this my last will & Testament in manner and form following my just depts being first paid I freely resign my petious Soul to the hand of the most gracious redeemer & mercifull Saviour on whom alone I trust for Justification & Salvation and my body to Christian burial according to discretion of my Executor hereafter named in hopes of florious Resurection and as for my worldly Estate which God hath lent me I dispose of as followeth. I give and devise this plantation or tract of Land, I now live on beginning its bounds on York River runing up the North west side of the Creek that parts it from the Land ea.. of one waters to a Spring called ..... spring and from thence Northwest to the great Road down to the marked white oak near the Road that devides it from the Land of Col Diggs so from thence along the line of the said Diggs down to a pare tree on the River Road & so along by said River to the Creek where it begun unto my Son Mathew & to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & in case my said Son Mathew dye without issue I give it to my Son Thomas & to the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten & if my Son Thomas dye without issue then I give it to my Son Robert & to the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten and if Robert dye without issue I give to my Son John & his heirs of his body Lawfully begotten & if he have no issue then to remain to my Son William and his heirs for ever. I give & devise my tract of Land whereon one John Brooks now lives begining its bounds at the Dividing line of one John Potter from the Land one of Major Robert Baldrey & now mine, so down the main Road toward the said Col Diggs's to the aforementioned white oak so from thence up into the woods along this .. Digg's line near South West & so along my line bounding the land of Charles Collier until it come to the Land of Thomas Jeferson and along the said Jefersons line to the main Road where it begun unto my Son Thomas & to the heirs his body & if he my Son Thomas dye without issue then I give it to my Son Robert & to the heirs of his body and if Robert dye without issue then to my Son John & the heirs of his body & his body & if John dye without issue then to my son William & his heirs for ever & my will & meaning further is if my tract of Land above devise to my son Mathew. Shall Descend or come to my Son Thomas or his heirs that then & from henseforth one tract of Land herementioned to be divised to my Son Thomas & shall be and remain unto my Son William and his heirs of his body Lawfully begotten any thing above to the Contrary notwithstanding. Item - I give and devise the tract of Land on which I formerly dwelt & begining its bounds at the main Road & running alongthe line of the above Potter to the head of a Swamp called White Marsh so along the Swamp to the line of the Land late belonging to one Walner & along the P.. Line to a Creek & up the Same to the Spring called ? Opec Spring & thence Northwest to the great road that leads from Col. Diggs is to Williamsburgh & thence up to Potters Corner where it begun unto my son Robert & the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten & if Robert dye without then I give it to my Son William & to his heirs for ever. Item I give & Devise unto my Son John all my Land on the South side of the Swamp called White Marsh to him & to his heirs for ever... Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth the wife of William Smith twenty shillings to buy her a Ring I having given her her portion already in marriage. Item I give to my Daughter Ann the wife of John Major, my negro Sue and the boy Larence or fifteen pounds sterl in Lieu of the said Larence at the Choice of my Exec to be delivered or and within Six months after my decease... Item i give unto my Daughter Katherine, Molotto Susanna & her increase, twenty pounds sterl, the negro boy Tom Puding ,my Second best feather bed Beadstead bolster Pillows blankets Sheets covering Curtains& .... thereto apertaining & to the young horse now breaking called..... Item I give to my Son Thomas, Negro Frank, four young cows & 2 steer of four or five years old a feather bed bolster Pillow Blankets Sheets Covering & bedstead three pewter Dishes worth Eighteen Shillings Six plates & four Cain Chairs to paid & delivered to him when he comes of age... Item I give to my Son Robert, negro Jane with her increase, ten pounds ster three young Cows & a Stear of four years old to be paid and delivered to him when he comes of age... Item I give unto my Son John,,negro Midge & her increase ten pounds sterl & three young Cows to be Delivered him when he becomes of age.... Item I give unto my Son William negro Giles, Molotto Kate with her Increase & ten pounds sterl to be Delivered & paid when he comes of age. I give my Daughter Mary my two malottos called Betty & Anne & their Increase & good feather bed performed as the beds above mentioned and my will further is that if any of my said five Children dye before they come to the age of one & twenty years and not marryed that this & their portions be Equally divided amongst the survivors of them. Item I give to my three Sons Robert, John & William to every of them a young horse to be Delivered when they come of age.... Item my mind & will is that my Exec shall have his beneift of his labors of all the Negroes & Malottos given to my last named five Children, Viz To Thomas, Robert, John, William & Mary & he therefore ... to give & allow them a Sufficient & proper maintenance & ...... Mary till she comes of age or be marryed & theboys till they come age or by him putt to Lawfull Callings as Apprentices & I hereby impower him to do.. All the rest of my good & Chattels not before given nor devised of I give unto my Son Mathew of whom I make and appoint whole & Sole Exec of this my Last Will and Testament and I thereby request my trusty & well beloved friend Mr. Lawrence Smith & Major William Buckner to direct a first & Devise my said Exec in the Execution of this my Will .... Witness & Confirmatin of all which I hereunto set my hand & Seal this 20th day of September 1706. Signed Thos Ballard... In the presence of the ............(HARD TO READ) At a Court ....for York County June 18 1711. This will & Testament was presented in Court by Mathew Ballard The Exe. Herein named who made Oath to it & the Same being proved by the Oaths of John Brook & Saml Setson???* Seldon?) is admitted to Records on the motion of the said Mathew this performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted him for obtaining Probate there of in due form. Test Phi Lightfoot,


    Linda Nelson corrected me when I misread the will. Katherine was bequeathed the Mulotto Susanna. Thanks, Linda. <>

    Father: Thomas Ballard b: 1630 in Inkborough, Worcester, England
    Mother: Anne Thomas b: ABT. 1630 in York Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Katherine Hubbard b: ABT. 1660 in Essex Co., VA

    • Married: 9 MAY 1684 in Essex Co., VA 1

    • Note:

      From Marriages of some Virginia Residents 1607-1800 by Dorothy Ford Wulfeck Volume I Surnames A-H, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1986
      p. 64
      Thomas, Col., son of Col. Thomas, m. Katherine Hubard, dau. of John and Katherine. Bell, p. 173; 4V360; 35V49; 4W(1)135.
      p. 319
      Katharine m. Col. Thomas Ballard.


    1. Has Children William Ballard b: in York Co., Virginia

    2. Has No Children Elizabeth Ballard b: ABT. 1684 in Spotsylvannia Co., VA

    3. Has Children Matthew Ballard b: ABT. 1685 in VA

    4. Has No Children Anne Ballard b: ABT. 1687

    5. Has No Children Katherine Ballard b: ABT. 1690 in Gloucester Co., VA

    6. Has Children John Ballard b: ABT. 1693 in York Co., VA

    7. Has No Children Robert Ballard b: ABT. 1695

    8. Has Children Thomas Ballard b: ABT. 1695 in York Co., VA

    9. Has No Children Francis Ballard b: ABT. 1699

    10. Has No Children Mary Ballard b: ABT. 1700


    1. Title: mann.FTW
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      Text: Date of Import: Oct 25, 1998

    2. Title: bett's file 2.FTW
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      Text: Date of Import: Nov 8, 1998

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