The Ball Family

Dorothy Ball

Baptism: 28 December 1637, in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Father: William Ball

Mother: Mary (_____) Ball

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John Ball

Married: Margery _____

Children: Death: 1602

Notes: John was evidently quite wealthy, and acquired a number of properties. In 1574, he bought Loveney Hall in Wakes Colne, Essex, from John Sidey. In 1577 he bought Horkesley Priory, in Little Horkesley, Essex from Robert Ball, and this became their primary residence. In 1580, John also bought the manor house Woodhouse in Great Horkesley, which remained in the family until 1637.

Little Horkesley Priory was one of the small monasteries which Cardinal Wolsey obtained leave from the Pope to suppress in 1525, in order to appropriate the revenues to his new college at Oxford. The total revenues only amounted to 27l. 7s. 11d. Upon the Cardinal's fall in 1530, it escheated to the Crown, and was granted to Thomas Cromwell, later earl of Essex, who was executed in 1540. It was apparently granted to William Shelley in 1541. By 1554 it had been granted to Sir John Huddleston who at once sold it to Roger Parker. In 1555 Parker conveyed it to Robert Ball of White Colne. In 1563 Robert apparently sold it to Ranulph Ball of Little Horkesley, but in 1577 Robert Ball, or another man of the same name, sold it to John Ball (d. 1602) and his son, another John (d. 1621).

Essex Vol 2 p236 (Philip Morant):
Sir John Huddilston had it in 1554, when he got a license from Qu. Mary to alienate the maner of Little Horkesleigh called le Priory, to Roger Parkes. And the latter had leave, 18 May 1555, to sell to Robert Ball, a great messuage with appertenances called le Priory of Little Horkesleigh, and lands called Sowfield, Pagefield, Brodfield Fycotts, Brodfield Smythfield, 6 acres of meadow in Tunmow meadow, otherwise le common meadow, with the tithes of the premisses. Robert obtained leave in 1577, to alienate this estate and the Tithes to John Ball; which John dyed 4 Octob 1621, possess'd of a capital messuage and 60 acres of meadow and pasture thereto belonging; also of 2 acres of meadow, 80 acres of arable, called Fokes; and others named Hubbards, Urreys, and Normans, in Great and Little Horkesley. William was his son. From him it came to ..... Waldegrave

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John Ball

Baptism: 17 February 1571/2 (OS/NS), in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Father: John Ball

Mother: Margery (_____) Ball

Children: Death: 4 October 1621

Notes: John was of Horkesley Priory, in Little Horkesley, Essex.

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John Ball

Birth: 20 April 1630, in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Baptism: 29 April 1630, in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Father: William Ball

Mother: Mary (_____) Ball

Education: Royal Grammar School of Colchester where John was admitted on 14 January 1638/9 (OS/NS), aged 10.

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Margery (_____) Ball

Married: John Ball

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Mary (Ball) Bound

Baptism: 6 February 1568/9 (OS/NS), in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Father: John Ball

Mother: Margery (_____) Ball

Married: John Bound on 17 January 1589/90 (OS/NS).
London marriage licences, 1521-1869 p159 (Joseph Chester, 1887)
Bound, John (Bownde), clerk, rector of Great Horkesley, co. Essex, and Mary Ball, of Little Horkesley, said county, spinster, daughter of John Ball, of same, yeoman, gen. lic., 17 Jan 1589/90 . B.

John was born in 1553/4, the son of John Bounds, of Aylsham, Norfolk. He was educated at St Johns College and later Caius College, both at Cambridge Univeristy. He obtained a B.A. in 1572/3, and M.A. in 1576. He was ordained deacon on 1 December 1580. John was rector of Great Horkesley, Essex from 1580 until 1617. A History of the County of Essex: Volume 10 pp. 230-232 notes that "In 1594 the churchwardens were presented in the archdeacon's court, probably at the instigation of the puritan John Bound (rector, 1580-1617), for allowing three unsuitable persons to sit in the chancel.". John was also rector of Little Thorpe, Norfolk, from 1602 until 1627.
Alumni Catabrigienses
Bond or Bounde, John: Matric. sizar from ST JOHN'S, Michs. 1569. S. of John, of Aylsham, Norfolk. School, Aylsham. Migrated as pens. to Caius. Oct. 26, 1571, age 17. B.A. 1572-3; M.A. 1576. Ord. deacon (London) Dec. 1, 1580. R. of Great Horkesley, Essex., 1580-1617; and of Little Thorpe, Norfolk, 1602-27.

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Mary Ball

Birth: 6 March 1631/2 (OS/NS)

Baptism: 15 March 1631/2 (OS/NS), in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Father: William Ball

Mother: Mary (_____) Ball

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Thamar (Ball, Lewes) Talcott

Father: John Ball

Married (1st): Samuel Lewes on 12 August 1617, in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Children: Married (2nd): Thomas Talcott on 6 April 1624, in Little Horkesley, Essex, England. Thomas Taylcotte, gent, married Thamar Lewis, widdow gent.

Children: Death: 1642, of smallpox

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Thamar Ball

Birth: 6 March 1633/4 (OS/NS)

Baptism: 18 March 1633/4 (OS/NS), in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Father: William Ball

Mother: Mary (_____) Ball

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William Ball

Father: John Ball

Married: Mary _____

Children: Death: 1638Will

Notes: William inherited both Horkesley Priory, in Little Horkesley, and Woodhouse, in Great Horkesley. In 1634 the royalist William Lynne of Westwood Park complained of sectarian preaching in Little Horkesley, and accused William Ball of the Priory of intending to enlarge his grounds with part of Little Horkesley churchyard. In 1637, he sold Woodhouse to Robert Sadler.

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William Ball

Birth: 3 July 1628 in West Bergholt, Essex, England

Baptism: 10 July 1628 in Little Horkesley, Essex, England

Father: William Ball

Mother: Mary (_____) Ball

Education: Royal Grammar School of Colchester where William was admitted on 10 September 1638, aged 11.

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