1814 Division of Estate - William Ball

1814 Division - Estate of William Ball

Division of Estate - William Ball

16 Jul 1814
Will Book 17 pg 407
Essex County, Virginia


Pursuant to a decretal order of Essex County Court bearing date the 21st day of February 1814 and an amendatory Order thereto dated 22nd March, wherein, Richard, George, William and Archibald Ball and others are plaintiffs & Reuben Garnett administrator of William Ball dec and Robert Ball are defendants – We the undersigned appointed Commissioners therein _ Do Report that being attended by a surveyor we divided the land whereon William Ball decd formerly lived into nine equal parts having had regard to quality as well as quantity – One, of which we allotted to each of the parties entitled thereto agreeably to the said Decretal Order as follows, Viz _ Lot No. 1 containing 8 acres to Richd. Ball _ Lot No. 2 containing 30 Acres to John Jones & Elizabeth his wife, Lot No. 3 containing 35 Acres to George Ball _ Lot No. 4 containing 32 acres to Archibald Ball, Lot No. 5 containing 32 acres to the infants Hugh & Elizabeth Cox _ your Commissioners beg leave to state as their opinion, that this lot cannot be subdivided agreeably to your order without material injury to the said infants _ It was therefore left entire, which is respectfully submitted _ Lot No. 6 containing 32 acres to John Ball _ Lot No. 7 containing 42 acres to William Ball Lot No. 8 containing 44 acres to the infant Elizabeth Ball, Lot No. 9 containing 53 acres to Robert Ball, as will fully appear by the within plot. All which is respectfully submitted. Given under our hands this 16th July 1814.
                                                                                                  John Lumpkin
                                                                                                  H. W. Latane
                                                                                                  James Allen

§           The plot refered to, in the above Report recorded upon the succeeding
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William Ball, son of John Ball, Sr. and Patience Reeves, died intestate but the above Chancery Case details legacies to his children and heirs.


Essex County, Virginia Will Book 17, pg 407, online scan of original book at Family Search

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