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  • ID: I01712
  • Name: William BALLARD
  • Sex: M
  • Name: William Marshall Ballard
  • Birth: 12 AUG 1603 in Salford Priors, Warwickshire, England
  • Birth: 12 FEB 1602/03 in Salford Priors, Warwickshire, England
  • Birth: 12 AUG 1603 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Birth: 12 DEC 1603 in Salford Priors, Warwickshire, England
  • Death: 10 JUL 1689 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Death: 16 MAR 1638/39 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Death: 10 JUL 1658 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Death: 1689 in Lynne, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Ancestral File #: 34ZZ-SH
  • LDS Baptism: SUBMITTED
  • Endowment: SUBMITTED
  • Sealing Child: 25 JAN 1950
  • Christening: 12 AUG 1603 Salford Priors, Warwickshire, England
  • Note:
    William Ballard b: 12 aug 1603 @ Salford Priors, Warwickshire, England d: 1639
    md: Elizabeth Lee (b:1609 d: 1660)
    Son: Nathanial Ballard (<1636 Lynn, Essex, Mass d: 1721 Mass)
    md: Rebecca Hudson (b: 1640 d: 1724)
    Son: William Ballard (b: 1686 d: 1771)
    md: Dehora Ivory (b:1689)
    Son: Joseph Ballard (b: 1733 d:1806)
    md: Mary Betsy Valentine (b 1747)
    Son: Thomas Ballard (b: 1770 d: 1859)
    md: Katherine Provin (b: 1774 d: 1859)
    Daughter: Mary M. Ballard (b: 1806 d: 1904)
    md: Dr. James Fellows (b:1804 d: 1890)
    Son (one of 6) Frederick W. Fellows (b: 1846 d:1933)
    md: Charlotte Eliza Lunn (b: 1853 d: 1929)
    Daughter (one of 7) Blanche A. Fellows (b1877 d: 1948)
    md: Edgar Lanson Swan (b: 1877 d: 1954)
    Daughter (my mother) Nellie Swan (b:1909)
    md: Rolen D. Jess (b:1907 d: 1958)
    daughter: Nancy Jess (Me) one of 5 Children

    Father: Henry BALLARD b: 28 Feb 1584/1585 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth TOWNSEND b: ABT 1577 in Tenterden, Kent, England

    a small number of sources say the parents are:
    Father: Philip BALLARD b: ABT 1580 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
    Mother: Joanna FITZWILLIAM b: ABT 1573 in Nottinghamshire, England
    but I think there is confusion with an earlier couple with those names.

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth LEE b: 1609 in , , England
    Married: ABT 1625
    1. William BALLARD b: 1631-1648 in Warickshire, England
    2. Esther/Hester BALLARD b: 1633 in Bradwell, Suffolk, England or 28 OCT 1632 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusettes
    3. John/Jonathan BALLARD b: 1634 in Warickshire, England
    4. Joseph Ballard b: 1634 in of Bradwell, Suffolk, England
    5. Nathaniel BALLARD b: 1636 in England or Lynn, Essex, Mass
    6. Sarah BALLARD

    Another source says: William Ballard M. Elizabeth Lee
    children listed as Bland, Phillip, Alicia, William, Philadelphia, John
    1 NAME William /BALLARD/
    1 BI RT DATE 12 AUG 1603
    2 PLAC Southwell, Nottingham, England/Southwell, England land
    1 DEAT DATE 10 JUL 1689
    2 PLAC Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
    There is also another William BALLARD
    Surname: Ballard
    Given Name: William
    Sex: M
    Birth: 12 Feb 1603 in Salford Priors, Warwickshire, England
    Death: 1689 in Lynne, Essex, Ma.
    this line apparently remained in Ma. and RI area. Salford Priors is 10 mi. south of Birmingham and one mile west of Stratford upon Avon. The Adams' Notes quoted from Ballard<> says he died in Andover, Mass. He came to Va. on the "James", landed at Yorke (later Yorktown) in May of 1635 and settled in York. County. After Elizabeth died he moved to Ma. Might have had 2 children, Esther whom Mr. Jenks in Essex County. Mass and Thomas. Another child was Wm. Jr. according to C W Ballard at His line is from Wm., Jr. to John, then Samuel, John, William, Alexander, Alexander, Samuel Stockley, John Henry then Chuck.
    "Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England": He first lived in Lynn, Massachussetts. He was a freeman and a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1638. He later moved to Andover and had three sons who settled there.

    "The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776": 19 June 1635-13 July 1635. Passengers embarked (from London) for New England on the James, Mr. John May: The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-177: William Ballard, husbandman 32, Elizabeth Ballard 26, Hester Ballard 2, John Ballard 1.
    In addition, there is a dispute about the whether or not this William Ballard is the father of William Ballard born in 1617 who married Grace Berwick. See the discussion on the line as follows from and the notes for WILLIAM BALLARD in "Ballard Genealogy", Compiled by Melvin Gilbert Dodge, Utica, New York, 1942. of course in the past 60 years more information may have become available, as most follow what I have done in this tree. However, see below:

    "The name Ballard is an ancient one in England and although no direct connection has been established between the American Ballards and their English ancestors some references to those of the same name may properly be presented here. The name itself is of Celtic or Gallic origin, from ball, a place, a round elevation, and ard, meaning high. It appears at a very early period in both England and Wales and Ballards were armigerous as early as the fourteenth century, when six different branches of the family bore arms. It is interesting and significant as showing relationship that these six arms-bearing families all bore a griffin in the same position, although the colors and other details differed. The usual description in heraldric terms was "a griffin, segreant" and the crest was "a demi-griffin." The griffin, often used in heraldry, was an imaginary animal half like an eagle and half like a lion, the device expressing strength and swiftness, and a griffin segreant was one standing on its hind legs with the wings elevated and endorsed in the position of the lion when borne rampant. Although no direct evidence has been found that the first Ballards in America used or were entitled to arms, they were certainly descended from the English families of the same name which bore a griffin on their shields.

    There were two Ballard families in early New England and no present evidence of their relationship exists. One was founded by William Ballard of Andover, Massachusetts, and is the family with which the present volume is concerned. The other is descended from William Ballard of Lynn, Massachusetts. William Ballard of Lynn appears on the passenger list of the "James," sailing from old England in July, 1635. His age is given as 32, his wife Mary was 26 and his two children, Hester and John, were two and one years old respectively. The mention of wife and children and their ages has made it possible to clearly separate this family and its early generations from the Ballards of Andover, although some of the early genealogical publications have failed to note this distinction.

    WILLIAM 1 BALLARD was born in England, as his name and associations here show, and about the year 1617, as by his deposition at a later time. He is generally believed to have come in the ship "Mary and John," sailing from old England on March 26, 1633/4. He would have been only eighteen at the time which is rather young to set off for a new world, but there are many other instances of very young men coming to America. Moreover, William 1 Ballard of Andover was associated in both Newbury and Andover with some of the others who came on that vessel.

    In 1645 he owned land in Newbury, Massachusetts, and in 1643 his name appears in the records of Dedham, in the same Colony, as giving bond to pay fines imposed upon two men convicted of "mutinous and turbulent speeches." There is no record of him in Dedham other than this, but he may have resided there for a short period. He undoubtedly spent the greater part of his life in Andover, Massachusetts, where his name appears first on the earliest entry in the town records, giving a list of "the names of all free house houlders in order as they came to towne." His is the sixteenth name and as it is known that some of the others named immediately before and after him moved from Newbury to Andover in 1644, he may be presumed to have taken up his residence there about that time.

    An early deposition of his gives both his age and bears evidence to his hospitable spirit. The document is dated 1662, and relates to a neighbor's lawsuit. It reads: "The deposition of William Balard aged a bought 45. This deponent saith that a bought sixe weekes senc the houes of Job Tiler being burned he gave the sd. Tilers wife leave to com with her family for a time and live at his houes hir husband at that time not being at home which accordingly shee did and there remaynes to this time." (The spelling is the notary's.) The house referred to was probably the residence mentioned in the following abstract of a deed which he made the following year. "William Ballard of Andover husbandman, exchanged lands with William Chandler and deeded to him his house and barn and 4 acres of land and one hortyard (orchard), bounded by lands of Nathan Parker, John Lovejoy, Andrew Allen, of Chandler and by the highway; his wife Grace joining in the deed; date, May 20 and 25, 1663."

    William 1 Ballard was engaged in the war against the Narragansetts, better known as King Philip's War, in 1675-1676. He served in the garrison at Chelmsford, Massachusetts, where he was on duty on January 25, 1675/6, and drew pay of 02.08.00. He was then fifty-nine years old, his age explaining the comparatively inactive service.

    The wife of William 1 Ballard, as here appears, was named Grace Berwick. He died on July 10, 1689, and his widow on April 27, 1694, both in Andover. William Blunt, Henry Holt, Samuel and Joseph Butterfield, and John Spalding were sons-in-law. William 1 Ballard had nine children: Joseph, William, Sarah, Elizabeth, John 2, Hannah, Lydia, Abigail, and Ann."


    "At a court held at Ipswich September ye 29: 1691: Letters of Administration are granted unto Joseph Ballard of Andover on all ye estate of his Father William Ballard deceased & ye said Joseph Ballard as principle & William Ballard & Joseph (John) Ballard as sureties with him owned themselves joyntly & severally Bound to ye treasurer of Essex and parties concerned in the sum of four hundred pounds money the condition is that the said Joseph shall act according to law in his administration & Attend ye Courts order for a settlement of ye estate. as attests Thos. Wade cleri.

    An inventory of ye Estate of William Balard of Andover deceased taken by us whose names are under written the 23 of october 1689. We apprized that part of land Joseph Balard hath at 50 0 0. Wee apprized that part of Land William Ballard hath at 50 0 0. We apprized that part of Land John Balard hath at 50 0 0. Beding 13 10 0, Table linnen 01 06 0, Linen yarne 00 17 0, Necessary house Implements 02 18 6, A Chest a box a small cubord 01 03 0, Barrels & other lumber 01 03 0, Sises 0-45-0 the mans wearing clothes 4 li 4 04 0, neat cattle 14 li-o-o, Sheep I li-16s-od 15 16 0, a mare & colt & swine 06 08 0, Indian Corne & Rye 06 10 0, Iron Worke and a sadle 02 13 0; sum total 206 18 0.

    Thomas Chandler, John Abbott

    This Inventory was presented upon oath by ye Administrator Joseph Ballard to ye court held at Ipswich Sept. ye 29, 1691 for a true Inventory of ye estate of his father William Ballard of Andover deceased to ye best of his knowledge of all that at present appeares as allso If .more appeares to add ye same & to give account thereof to ye court In convenient time. as attests Thos. Wade Cleri.

    Articles of agreement made and concluded on between Joseph Ballard William and John Ballard relating to the estate of theire father deceased he dying without a will & also how their mother shall be provided for during the terme of her life & what theur sisters shall have, with which they are satisfied as shall afterwards appeare by their subscriptions.

    1. We have agreed that our honoured mother Grace Balard widdow shall have her liberty of dwelling in that house which was our fathers in which roome she pleaseth so long as she continueth a widdow, & to have her bed & beding & all other necessary house Implements she hath need of to be her owne proper estate for her use dureing her life & to be (provided) with cloths and what els she hath at her dispose as she seeth cause at her death amongst her children And also that the three sons Joseph William and John at an equall charge bctween them provide & maintaine her two good cowes winter and summer dureing her life & also lay her in every year sixscore weight of good porke and 6 bushells of Indian corne and four bushells of rye & three bushells of wheat for her provison & so much cord wood as sh needeth & each of ye sons forenamed to give twenty shillings in or as money & to give her nine pounds of good sheeps wool and twelve pound of flax from the swingle--

    2. The three brothers Joseph Balard William Balard & John Balard have agreed & devided their fathers land between them as equally as they could and also to be at a equall charge in main- taineing their mother as aforesaid & to be at a equall charge in paying their sisters as they have agreed with them.-- Joseph Balards proportion is about twenty acres of upland where his house now standeth & fifty acres of ye great division and fourteen acres Iying by Shawsheen River & two acres lying near James ffryes & six Acres & a half of last division of meadow five acres of it lying at a meadow Called bever dam & one Acre and a half lying at a meadow called Redding meadow & one half of a meadow called the pound meadow.

    3. William Balards proportion is twenty seven Acres where his house now standeth & fourty Acres of great division & a tract of land lying in Shawsheen feild & two acres of land near James ffryes & four acres & a half of meadow lying upon Shawsheen River & half the meadow & swamp joyning to Joseph Ballards land that lyeth by Shawsheen River.

    4. John Balards proportion is the housing land & meadow his father lived upon except the land & meado v his father gave Willam Blunt upon the marrage with his daughter which Iyeth on the south of the land forenamed and is bounded out & also the said John hase a peice of land called the Iland & half the pound meadow to which the sd John is to have a way through William Blunts land & he is to have half the meadow & (-------) with his brother William-------.

    5. Joseph Balard William Balard & John Balard have agreed with Henry Holt Sam: Butterfeild Joseph Butterfeild John Spalden & Abigail Balard to pay them ten pounds apeice besides what they have formerly had which is to be paid in some merchantable pay at or before the twentyninth day of September next & in token that this is our mutual agreement to all our satisfaction & consent we have hereunto set our hands this 23 day of October in ye year of our lord one thousand six hundred eighty nine.

    The widdow Balard desires John Abbott may be her overseer to take care that her sons pay her yearly what they have Ingaged In this wrighting for her maintainnance.

    Witness The marke of The marke of Thomas Chandler, William Blunt, Grace Baiard widdow, John Abbott, henry holt, Josep Balard, Samll Butterfeld, William Balard, Joseph Butterfeld, John Spalden, John Balard, Abigaile Balard.

    All the relations above named appeared & owned this to be their free voluntary act & deed on September 28-91 came to Haverhill to declare their desire of ye Courts confirmation hereof which they all did-- before me Nath Saltonstall Assistant

    At a Court at Ipswich September 29th 1691 this agreement being produced by ye three brethren Josph Ballard WilLiam Ballard & John Ballard & desiringe ye Courts approbation & confirmation thereof -------The Court-upon consideration have ordered that it be Entred that it is approved allowed & confirmed according to ye intent & meaning thereof as written. As attests Thomas Wade Cleri (Essex probate Records, 304, 387-390)

    "Ship Passenger Lists National and New England (1600-1825)", Carl Boyer, 3rd, page 144 - Charter incorporating the Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England - These people signed Oathes of Supremacy and Alleg. to pass on the Mary & John of London with Robert Sayres, master, 26 Mar 1633 - listed: William Ballard, no other Ballards listed.

    Generation No. 2

    JOSEPH BALLARD was born about 1645 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, and died 29 Sep 1722 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts. He married (1) ELIZABETH PHELPS 28 Feb 1664/65 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, daughter of EDWARD PHELPS and ELIZABETH ADAMS. He married (2) REBECKAH STEPHENS 15 Nov 1692 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.

    Notes for JOSEPH BALLARD: "Ballard Genealogy" Compiled by Melvin Gilbert Dodge, Utica, New York, 1942

    "JOSEPH, born 1645; married (1) February 28, 1665, Elizabeth Phelps of Andover; she died July 27, 1692. He married (2) Mrs. Rebeckah Horne, November 15, 1692; she died February 11, 1740. Joseph was an "ensign." He and his brother started a fulling mill. He and his wife were admitted to the South Parish Church, April 6,1712. He was connected with the witchcraft prosecutions in Andover. He was the father of thirteen children. died 1722."

    Generation No. 3

    JEREMIAH BALLARD was born 29 Mar 1697 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, and died 08 Sep 1761. He married MARY DANE 29 Dec 1721 in New Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, daughter of FRANCIS DANE and HANNAH POOR.

    Generation No. 4

    PHEBE BALLARD was born 01 Oct 1724 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, and died some time after 1799 in Charlestown, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. She married JONATHAN WILLARD II 24 Oct 1743 in Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of JONATHAN WILLARD and KEZIAH WHITE.

    Fact 1: 1746, He was a Selectman in Lunenberg, Massachusetts
    Fact 2: One of the grantees of Walpole, New Hampshire, but resided at Lunenburg.
    Fact 3: 1748, He was constable in 1748/49.


    i. KEZIAH WILLARD, b. 12 Mar 1743/44; m. UNKNOWN CARLTON.

    ii. JONATHAN WILLARD III, b. 21 Sep 1745, Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. 03 Jul 1832, Langdon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire; m. (1) ELIZABETH CASWELL, Abt. 1777; m. (2) KATHERINE STEVENS, Mar 1781, Charlestown, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

    He was a Captain in the Revolutionary Army; resided at Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Charlestown and Langdon, New Hampshire. Captain Jonathan is said to have been one of Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys and later served in the Revolution under Washington. The records show that his original petition for a Revolutionary War Pension was made to the 3rd Congress, that one was granted by the 4th and additional ones by the 9th and 13th - between the years 1796 and 1814. He is said to have been the second settler in Langdon after its formation. He died in Langdon, New Hampshire, July 3, 1832.

    1790 census index for New Hampshire:
    Jonathan Willard
    Cheshire County, page 019
    age ranges in household 02-03-06-00-00

    "The Pension Lists of 1792-1795", compiled by Murtie June Clark, Pub by Genealogical Publishing County, Inc., page 84
    "The statement of the certificates transmitted to the War Office of the United States by the Attorney of the District Court for the District of New Hampshire, of invalid pension applicants. Name: Willard, Jonathan; Rank: Ensign; Regiment or Company: Col. Cilley, Capt. Farwell's Company; Residence: Langdon; Remarks: Wounded in right shoulder by a musket ball at Behmus' Heights, Oct 7, 1777; commissioned Nov. 8, 1776; wounded Oct 1777; on rolls 1780; one-fourth pension."

    Jonathan Willard is listed on page 548 of the Report of Daughters of the American Revolution, Pension Lists: Certificate # 20297 issued $63.22, Certificate # 20307 issued $97.37, Certificate # 20336 issued $252.45

    iii. JEREMIAH WILLARD, b. 03 Aug 1747; d. 08 Dec 1836, Charlestown, New Hampshire. He served in the Revolution and had a pension.

    iv. PHEBE WILLARD, b. 04 Aug 1749; m. JOHN WHIPPLE, 20 Feb 1774.

    v. MARY WILLARD, b. 27 Jan 1751/52; d. died young.

    vi. AMITY WILLARD, b. 26 Dec 1752; m. RICHARD FOWLER, 06 Jun 1774.

    vii. MARY WILLARD, b. 15 Feb 1755; m. UNKNOWN WALKER

    viii. THULAH WILLARD, b. 10 Jan 1758; m. GEORGE KIMBALL, 20 Oct 1777.

    ix. UNITY WILLARD, b. 06 Jun 1760.

    x. MAXIMILLIAN WILLARD, b. 05 Jul 1761; d. 23 Oct 1777, in the service of the Continental Army.

    xi. ARETHUSA WILLARD, b. 01 Oct 1762.

    Father: Henry BALLARD b: 1575 in St. Mary, Southwell, Nottingham, England c: 28 FEB 1584/85 in St. Margaret's, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
    Mother: Elizabeth Townsend b: 1577 in Tenterton, Kent, England c: 8 APR 1577 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

    Marriage 1 Mary Grissel b: ABT 1603 in Barnham, Suffolk, England
    • Married: ABT 1616 in England
    1. Has Children William BALLARD b: ABT 7 JUN 1617 in Lothingland Hundred, Bradwell, Suffolk, England

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Lee b: 1608 in Suffolk, England
    • Married: ABT 1631 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
    • Sealing Spouse: 9 OCT 1945 in SLC
    1. Has No Children Sarah Ballard
    2. Has No Children Thomas Ballard b: MAR 1630/31 in Inkborough, Worcester, England
    3. Has No Children Esther Ballard b: 28 OCT 1632 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
    4. Has No Children Joseph Ballard b: ABT 1634
    5. Has No Children Nathaniel Ballard b: 1636 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
    6. Has No Children William Ballard b: 1648 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
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