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

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Richard Ball, D.D.

Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 16, 1631
College Church of St. Katherine; Near Tower, London, England
Place of Burial: Chalton, Hampshire , England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Lawrence Ball, of Northampton and Alice Ball
Husband of Elizabeth Ball
Father of Rebecca Cunningham; Elizabeth Ball and Richard Ball
Brother of Lawrence Ball, of Northampton
Half brother of John Ball; Sara Ball; Elizabeth Ball; Mathee Ball; Baylie Ball and 7 others

Occupation: Vicar of St Helens, Bishopsgate, Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College/Gresham, Norfolk, England
Managed by: Christina Renee Maples
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About Rev. Dr. Richard Ball of Saint Helen's, Bishopsgate

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


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


  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


  •     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


"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

July 25, 1570
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
July 25, 1570
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
January 6, 1617
Age 46
London, Middlesex, England
March 5, 1618
Age 47
Chalton, Hampshire , England
October 16, 1631
Age 61
London, England
Age 60
Chalton, Hampshire , England, UK