ABT 1715 - Lancaster, VA
BEF 4 FEB 1754 - Richmond, VA
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Not as much is known about George Ball as some of his forebearers. He married Judith Payne, daughter of William Payne and Judith. The marriage bond was issued in Lancaster County on December 10th, 1735. George and Judith had at least four children, it is unclear if their children were born in Lancaster County or Richmond. In 1745 George probated his father's will. George's older brother William IV had predeceased their father and his oldest son William V, a minor, was named inheritor of Millenbeck. William III's will was very lengthy because he made several provisions for each piece of his property to ensure it went to a male heir. He left to George:
"all my land in Richmond County where Capt George Heale formerly lived during his natural life and after his death I give the said land to my grandson Williamson Ball son my of son George Ball and the male heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs then I give the said land in Richmond County to my grandson George Ball and the male heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs I give the said land to the next son or sons legally begotten or to be begotten of my son George Ball and the male heir or heirs of his or their body lawfully begotten forever and for the want of such heirs then I give the said land in Richmond County to my grandson Williamson Ball son of my son William Ball decd. and the male heirs of his body..."
Later in the will George's father also left him items including pistols, a saddle, a silver tankard, silver spoons, a watch, his wearing apparel, a yearling colt, four sets of bedroom furniture and a Bible. It is unknown if George moved to Richmond County after his father's death or if he was already living on the land bequeathed to him and his son Williamson.
George outlived his father by less than ten years and died intestate before February 4th, 1754. An inventory of his estate in Richmond County and King George County was ordered on that date. At his main estate a large amount of livestock was recorded along with six horses. An inventory of his books listed many of the individual titles such as, A discourse concerning the happiness of good men and The rule and exercise of holy living. Twenty-five slaves were listed by name. Other household items listed were a set of silver buckles, a gold ring, a drum, a dozen ivory knives and forks, and a silver watch. Appraised value of his estate was £940 12pence and 2 1/4 shillings. In King George County the inventory listed another ten slaves, basic housewares and a number of cattle, sheep and pigs valued at £330 2pence. Later other records of his various accounts being settled were filed in Richmond County along with reimbursements for Robert Mitchell, guardian to his youngest sons John and William. George's wife is thought to have outlived him but have died before their sons were placed in the guardianship of Mitchell in 1756.
- Mann, Nina T. Millenbeck: An Archaeological Excavation of a Colonial Mansion. Lancaster, Va: Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, 1976. Print.
- Wright, F E. Lancaster County, Virginia Marriage References and Family Relationships. , 2015. Print. Pg. 4.
- Richmond County Wills & Inventories 6. Pg. 25.
- Richmond County Account Book 1. Pg. 407.
- Richmond County Account Book 1. Pg. 412.
- Lancaster County Deed and Will Book 14. Pg. 55.
- Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800
Spouse & Children:
- William Ball IV
- Elizabeth Ball
- Sarah Ball
- Judith Ball
- Ellen Ball
- Hannah Ball