William Ballard

William Ballard

Warwickshire, England
Death 1639 (aged 35–36)
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 36854394 · View Source
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Born about 1603 (aged 32 in 1635). Husbandman who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "James," & settled in Lynn. Died between 13 March 1638/9 (when he signed a committee report) and 6 June 1639 (when he was replaced on a committee). (DeForest made a slight error in estimating the date of death.)
Married by about 1633 Elizabeth _____.
On 13 July 1635, "W[illia]m Ballard," aged 32, husbandman, "Elizabeth Ballard," aged 26, "Hester Ballard," aged 2 and "Jo[hn] Ballard," aged 1, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the James.
Savage proposed that the William Ballard who came in 1634 was father of the William who came in 1635, and hopelessly intermixed William of Lynn and William of Andover.
A 1638 list of those in Suffolk, England, who were delinquent in their payments of ship money includes a few names that are annotated as having gone to New England; as published, these entries include William Ballard of Bradwell [NEHGR 61:69]. Examination of the Bradwell parish register shows no entries for the surname Ballard in the late 1620s and early 1630s, but there is a baptism on 21 February 1629/30 for "Marye, the daughter of William Bullard." William Bullard, an early inhabitant of Dedham, Massachusetts, had a daughter Mary who married in 1650, so the ship money entry would seem to be for William Bullard of Dedham, and not for William Ballard.

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