William Ballard (Immigrant)

M, #1316, b. circa 1617, d. 10 July 1689
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Birth*circa 1617 William Ballard (Immigrant) was born circa 1617 at England aged about 45 in 1662.1 
Background*He and Grace Berwick have the following backgound information available: There is a lot more detailed analysis with sources available on http://dgmweb.net/FGS/B/BallardWilliam-Grace_.html than what I have followed up on in this database. 
Emigration*March 1634William Ballard (Immigrant) emigrated in March 1634 from South Hampton, England, on the Mary and John. He was probably from Hundred of Lothingland, Bradwell, England (see 1637 event). "It has been believed by many historians that he is the William Ballard who shipped for New England March 26, 1634, in the Mary and John. He would have been only about 18 years old at the time, rather an unusual age for a Pilgrim; but he was associated with several of those who came in that ship at Newbury where he owned land in 1645 and Andover; which may confirm the theory that he was this passenger.1,2,3 
Event-Misc1637He had the following event in at Hundred of Lothingland, Bradwell, Suffolk now Norfolk, England, on in 1637: he defaulted on taxes because he had already left. "State Papers (Domestic Series), 1638, vol. cccc, Oct. 20, No. 67. Certificate of Edward Duke, sheriff of Suffolk, of returns made to him of defaulters to the ship-money tax for 1637. Among the defaulters were the following..."
"Hundred of Lothingland, Bradwell, William Ballard, gone to New England..."3 
Marriage*He married Grace Berwick Future note: http://www.fuzzywunkle.net/genealogy/tree/d0002/g0000030.html says "It is not known when he married Grace, presumed to be Grace Berwick, Daughter of Thomas Berwick. Genealogists often mention a marriage in Bristol, England in the church of St. Mary La Port. Supposedly there is a marriage record existent there, but this researcher has found no direct reference to it. Their first child, Joseph, was born about 1645, so they are presumed to have been married before then."
     FamilySearch is indexing the records: https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/England_Bristol_Church_of_England_Parish_Registers_and_Bishops%E2%80%99_Transcripts_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 however, as of Feb 2012, the initial index only covers the more recent records. 
Residence*1643William Ballard (Immigrant) resided Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, 1643: "He may have been a resident of Dedham in 1643; for when two men of that town, Thomas Bayes and Robert Crosman, were brought before the Court for "mutinous and turbulent speeches" and "offensive speeches," William Ballard united with Henry Chickering, Tymo. Dwyte and Robert Hinsdell in giving bonds for the payment of their fines. It is possible that mere friendship or former acquaintance led to the assistance he rendered to Bayes and Crosman. Dedham records, however, do not mention him."1 
Residencecirca 1644He resided Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, circa 1644: Andover* was the plantation where the greater part of Mr. Ballard's life in New England was passed.
     *The most ancient entry on the town records of Andover is a list headed "The names of all the free houlders in order as thay came to towne." The sixteenth name in this list is "William Ballerd." While no dates are given it is known from other sources that the men before him and some who follow actually settled at Andover in the year 1644, coming, nearly all of them, from Newbury.1 
Event-Misc*1662He had the following event: "His house was a place of hospitality. A simple testimony to this fact came out in the evidence he was giving in a neighbor's lawsuit in 1662; the spelling was that of the notary:
     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 acordingly shee did and there remaynes to this time.
     This was probably the first residence of Mr. Ballard. Its location is shown by 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." in 1662 at Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1 
Death*10 July 1689He died on 10 July 1689 at Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, leaving no will. "William Ballard Sen. died July 10 1689."1,4 
Probate*23 September 1689His estate was probated on 23 September 1689 at Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, when the inventory was taken. The settlement was at a court held at Ipswich 29 Sep 1691. Ultimately there was the following:
     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 maintaineing their mother as aforesaid & to be at a equall charge inpaying their sisters as they have agreed with them.----
     Joseph BALARD's 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 BALARD's 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 BALLARD's land that lyeth by Shawsheen River.
     4. John BALARD's 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 BLUNT's 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: BUTTERFIELD, Joseph BUTTERFIELD, 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 BALARD widdow
John ABBOTT henry HOLT Josep BALARD
Samll BUTTERFIELD William BALARD
Joseph BUTTERFIELD
John SPALDEN John BALARD
Abigaile BALARD.1 

Family

Grace Berwick d. 27 Apr 1694
Marriage*He married Grace Berwick Future note: http://www.fuzzywunkle.net/genealogy/tree/d0002/g0000030.html says "It is not known when he married Grace, presumed to be Grace Berwick, Daughter of Thomas Berwick. Genealogists often mention a marriage in Bristol, England in the church of St. Mary La Port. Supposedly there is a marriage record existent there, but this researcher has found no direct reference to it. Their first child, Joseph, was born about 1645, so they are presumed to have been married before then."
     FamilySearch is indexing the records: https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/England_Bristol_Church_of_England_Parish_Registers_and_Bishops%E2%80%99_Transcripts_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 however, as of Feb 2012, the initial index only covers the more recent records. 
Children 1.Joseph Ballard+1 b. c 1645, d. 29 Sep 1722
 2.William Ballard1
 3.Sarah Ballard1
 4.Elizabeth Ballard1
 5.John Ballard1 b. 17 Jan 1653
 6.Hannah Ballard1 b. 14 Aug 1655
 7.Lydia Ballard1 b. 30 Apr 1657
 8.Abigail Ballard1 d. a 1689
 9.Ann Ballard1
Last Edited13 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S710] Ballard Genealogy: William Ballard (1603-1639) of Lynn, MA and William Ballard (1617-1689) of Andover, MA and their descendants, Charles Frederic Farlow , Pope: Boston, 1911 http://www.archive.org/details/ballardgenealogy00farl, pgs 63+.
  2. [S200] NEHGS Register, v.9 pg 267 "Passengers of the Mary and John, 1634."
  3. [S200] NEHGS Register, v.61 pg 69 "Genealogical Research in England."
  4. [S200] NEHGS Register, v.2 pg 379 Deaths in Andover from 1650-1700.