Richard Ball, D.D. (1570 - 1631) MP

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Birthplace: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Chalton, Hampshire , England
Occupation: Vicar of St Helens, Bishopsgate
Managed by: Christina Renee Maples
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About Richard Ball, D.D.

Children of Lawrence Ball (1548-1607), grocer of Northampton

  • -1.1  Reverend Richard Ball

note: images of Dr. Ball's tomb & Eschutcheon from D.J. French, monograph: The English ancestry of George Washington's mother, Mary Ball - a history of the Balls of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Virginia

Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took the degree of Batchellor of Arts in 1590 and Master in 1594.  He was the second Professor of Rhetoric at Oxford.  In 1603 he became vicar of St. Helen's Church, Bishopsgate, London.

Dr. Ball left St. Helen's the year he received his coat of arms. (Heck). Reverend Richard Ball D.D. was assigned the Ball Coat of arms by Sir William Sager,  December 22,  1613

Married

  1. on 8 Aug 1614 in St Christopher-le-stock Church, London, England to Elizabeth Child

Children

  1. Rebecca bp 6 Jan 1616/7 at St Helen's, Bishopsgate, London
  2. Elizabeth bp 5 Mar 1617/8 at St Michael's, Chalton

 Sources:

  •     1.   COLONEL WILLIAM BALL of VIRGINIA The Great-Grandfather of Washington by Earl L. W. Heck, published and sold by Sydney Wm. Dutton, 103, Newgate Street, London, E. C.1.  MCMXXVIII,  (on file at National Genealogical Society Library, 4527 17th Street North, Arlington, VA)  
  •      2.  Colonial Virginians and Their Maryland Relatives, by Norma Tucker (located at Montgomery County Historical Society,     Rockville, MD)  
  •      3.  W. B. Ball, P. O. Box 3463, Morehead City, NC  28557 (Wb.Ball@LAMBADA.OIT.UNC.EDU)
  •      4.  Guide to Cruising Chesapeake Bay, published by Richard J. Royer

Notes      

"This line is of interest because of its famous son, George Washington.  He had no children of his own, but there were cousins in the Ball line.  His great-grandfather, Captain William Ball, was Eve Ball Taylor's grandfather."

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Rev. Dr. Richard Ball of Saint Helen's, Bishopsgate's Timeline

1570
July 25, 1570
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
July 25, 1570
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
1614
August 8, 1614
Age 44
London, Middlesex, England
1617
January 6, 1617
Age 46
London, Middlesex, England
1618
March 5, 1618
Age 47
Chalton, Hampshire , England
1631
1631
Age 60
Chalton, Hampshire , England
1631
Age 60
Chalton, Hampshire , England, UK