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Richard BALL
Husband:  Richard BALL
Birth:  1646, Barkham Manor, BRK
Death:  1677, Richmond, VA
Office:  Justice of the Peace
Father:  Col. William BALL

William and Hannah are great-grandparents of President George WASHINGTON (1731/2-1799)

Marriage:  ca. 1670
Said to have been married ca. 1661/2, but if Richard's birthyear is correct, he was too young to have married that early.
Wife:  Mary KINSEY
Birth:  1640s, England, probably Cheshire
Other Spouse:  m1. Thomas HUMPHREYS
Father:  Hugh KINSEY
Mother:  Margaret COULTON
1.  Hannah BALL, b. ca. 1670s
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1.  William Montgomery Sweeny.  1948.  "Colonel William Ball, of Balleston, Maryland, and Millenbeck, Virginia, Great-grandfather of George Washington."  Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine XXX:80-86 (republ. 1981 as pp. 74-80 in Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. I, by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-187).  On p. 76:
Colonel William Ball married in London 2 July, 1638, Hannah Atherall; by whom he had three sons, Richard, William and Joseph, and a daughter, Hannah...

Richard Ball, eldest son of Colonel William Ball, settled on Patapsco River in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1660. His warrant for the 500 acres was renewed 15 May, 1661, returnable December following. (Land Office, Liber 4, folio 554.) That he was one of the leading figures in his community is evident from the fact that as early as 4 July, 1665, he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace. He married about March, 1661/2, Mary, daughter of Hugh Kensey [or Kinsey], of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and widow of Thomas Humphrey who in his will recorded in Lancaster County, Virginia, devised "East Humphreys," 300 acres of land on Patapsco River, Baltimore County, Maryland, to his wife, Mary Humphrey.  Under date of 1 March, 1661/2, Mary Humphrey, "now in widowhood," conveys the land by deed of gift to her daughter, Mary Humphrey.  The deed is recorded by "Mr. Richard Ball, husband of Mary Humphreys."6

6Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 24, page 155; Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 7, page 440, and Vol. 8, page 82.

2.  Beverly Fleet.  1988.  "Lancaster County Record Book No. 2, 1654-1666."  Pp. 99-168 in Virginia Colonial Abstracts.  Vol. 1.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-187).  On :
p. 129 p.185.  Henry Clarke of Wicocomoco in the County of Northumberland in Virginia acknowledges receipt from Isaac Foxcroft, mercht., several bills of sale and accounts... [These bills and accounts are enumerated, but are of no genealogical interest.]  Signed Hen Clarke.  Wit: Willm Ball, Hugh Kinsey. Recorded 27th April 1659.
William and Hugh are the fathers of Richard and Mary, respectively.

3.  Jane Baldwin, ed.  1988.  The Maryland Calendar of Wills. Vol. I.  Family Line Publ., Westminster, MD (Broderbund CD-206).  "A.A." = Anne Arundel.  On p. 40:
Kinsey, Hugh, A.A. co., 6th May 1667;
To grandson Paull Kinsey, "Walnutt Neck."
To Sara Clarke, grandchildren Hancock Ball and Margaret Kinsey, and Charles Gorsuch, personalty.
To wife Margaret, residue of estate, real and personal.
To young. dau. Eliza: Kinsey and hrs., said estate at death of wife afsd.
In event of death of said Eliza: without hrs., estate to pass to Mary Humphreys, at whose death, sd. estate to be divided among rest of testator's children, equally.
Test: Wm. Hare, John Malom. 1. 291.
"Hancock Ball" has to be Hannah BALL, daughter of Mary (KINSEY) HUMPHREYS BALL.
Mary HUMPHREYS, as referred to here, must mean Hugh's granddaughter, the daughter of Thomas & Mary (KINSEY) HUMPHREYS.  Mary HUMPHREYS, "Jr.," never married, so without a husband, would have had special need for the bequest, which may be the reason she was favored in this way.  When Mary HUMPHREYS, Jr., died, her parents and Hannah BALL's parents were already deceased.  The BALL family took legal action to have Mary's estate fall to her half-sister, Hannah BALL, rather than back to the KINSEY heirs.  They succeeded.

4.  John Davis.  1996.  Baltimore County, Maryland, Deed Records, Volume One: 1659-1737.  Heritage Books, Bowie, MD.
p. 94 13 Feb 1664, Richard Ball, of Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland, to Rowland Haddaway, two tracts, 300 acres... Bear creek and
p. 95 Humphrey's creek... and warrant from heirs of Thomas Humphreys, deceased. Signed Richard Ball. Wit: John Gwyn and Paul Kinsey.
Unless we are wrong about our subject's birthyear, he is too young to be the Richard BALL selling land in 1664 (he would have been under 21).  Paul KINSEY is Mary's brother.

5.  Nell Marion Nugent.  1934.  Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666.  Vol. 1.  Dietz Printing Co., Richmond, VA (reprinted 1983, Genealogical Publ Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-354).  These are not immigration dates, but dates of mention in Virginia land records.  (This is the only Mary Kinsey on this CD.)
p.  90 Ball, Richard Virginia 1638
p. 120 Ball, Richard Virginia 1638
p. 217 Ball, Richard Virginia 1651
p. 348 Ball, Rich Virginia 1657
p. 459 Kinsey, Mary Virginia 1663
Either the Richard BALL here is not our subject, or we are wrong about his birthyear.

6.  Gene Pool (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Birth
Birth Place Death
Marriage Place Spouse Father Mother
1643 Princess,
Anne Arundel, MD
1668 March
Mary KINSEY's mother was Margaret COULTER, not Mary HUMPHREY(S).  Mary KINSEY is Mary HUMPHREYS!  That is, Mary KINSEY is Mary (KINSEY) HUMPHREYS BALL.  Mary KINSEY, daughter of Hugh KINSEY, married first Thomas HUMPHREYS and second Richard BALL.  Also, Mary was born in England (her father does not occur in the records of Virginia until 1655).

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