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WILLIAM BALLARD (abt 1617 - 1689) of Andover
William Ballard was born about 1617 in England. [Ref] He died on 10 Jul 1689 in Andover [Ref], leaving no will. [Ref] Henderson [Ref] argues that it is reasonably likely that William's wife Grace was Grace Lovejoy. [See her entry.] She died on 27 Apr 1694 in Andover. [Ref]
He took the oath of allegiance on 24 Mar 1633 before sailing to New England on the Mary and John. [Ref] A William Ballard is on the 2 May 1638 list of freemen. [Ref]
He was of Andover. [Ref]
Edmond Bridges of Saugus sued William Ballard at the 28 (1) 1637 meeting of the Court in Salem. [Ref]
Mr. Ballard was a Commissioner at the 25 (7) 1638 Court at Salem. [Ref] William Ballard was on the grand jury at the 25 (7) 1655 court in Ipswich. [Ref]
In 1656 William testified against William Young of Andover, who was on trial for abusive speech. [Ref 1;425]
The settlement of William's estate was signed on 23 Oct 1689 and the signers include his daughters' husbands William Blunt, Henry Holt, Samuel and Joseph Butterfield, John Spalden, as well as his children Abigail, William and John. [Ref]
Children of William Ballard and Grace Unknown. The marriages of Joseph, William, John, Elizabeth, Lydia and Ann are recorded in Andover. [Ref]
JOSEPH BALLARD (b. abt 1645) of Andover
Parents: William Ballard
Joseph Ballard was born about 1645. He married first Elizabeth Phelps [Ref] on 28 Feb 1665 in Andover. [Ref][Ref 5;125][Ref] She died there on 27 Jul 1692. [Ref] He married second the widow Rebecca Horn on 15 Nov 1692 in Andover. [Ref][Ref]
Both Joseph and his father testified in Thomas Johnson's trial for selling "strong waters" to the Indians. On 12 (2) 1671 Joseph, who deposed that he was about 26, said that if he gave a dram or two to the Indians, what was it to any man? [Ref 4;371]
Joseph helped take the inventory on John Lovejoy, Jr's estate, which his widow presented at the 30 (9) 1680 court at Salem. [Ref]
He was on the trial jury at the Ipswich court on 30 Mar 1686. [Ref]
Joseph Ballard was granted letters of administration on his father's estate on 29 Sep 1691. [Ref]
Joseph helped precipitate the witch trials in Andover by claiming that his terminally ill wife Elizabeth's condition was caused by Mary Lacey, Sr. and Mary Lacey, Jr. Both, he claimed were witches. He testified against them on 19 Jul 1692 and they were arrested a day later. [Ref]
Children of Joseph Ballard and Elizabeth Phelps. The births of the last eight children and the deaths of the two Tabithas are recorded in Andover. [Ref]
ENS. JOSEPH BALLARD (1667 - 1732) of Andover
Parents: Joseph Ballard and Elizabeth Phelps
Joseph Ballard was born on 26 Jan 1667. [Ref] He died on 1 Sep 1732 in Andover. [Ref] He married Rebecca Johnson on 17 Aug 1698 in Andover. [Ref]
Children of Joseph Ballard and Rebecca Johnson: The children's births are recorded in Andover, except Sarah's, Joseph's and William's. However these records are in poor shape. Some are apparently illegible and Penelope's is torn and her mother's name is missing. The deaths of Sarah, Benjamin, Joseph and William are also recorded in Andover. [Ref] One of the "Unknown" children may be the Ballard, whose widow Hannah Chandler died in Sep 1798 in Concord, Merrimack, NH on Sep 1798, age 88. [Ref]
PENELOPE BALLARD (b. 1705)
Parents: Ens. Joseph Ballard and Rebecca Johnson
Penelope Ballard was born in [1705?] in Andover. [Ref: her birth record is torn and her mother's name is missing.] She married Nathaniel Abbott on 23 Nov 1726 in Andover. [Ref]
Boltwood, Lucius Manlius, trans., "Deaths in the Town of Andover," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2, 1847, 377-381.
Boltwood, Lucius Manlius, trans., "Marriages in the Town of Andover," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3, 1849, 65-68.
Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum, Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692, http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex.
Brown, Keith F. , "Wives of Boaz Brown," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 140, 1986, 319.
Dow, George Francis, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Essex Institute, 1911.
Farlow, Charles Frederic, comp. and Charles Henry Pope, Ed., Ballard Genealogy: William Ballard (1603 - 1639) of Lynn, Massachusetts and William Ballard (1617 - 1689) of Andover, Massachusetts and Their Descendants, Boston, Charles H. Pope, 1911.
Henderson, James R., "English Origins of John Lovejoy of Andover, Massachusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 163, 2009, 27-32.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society.
McTeer, Frances Davis and Frederick C. Warner, "Children of John Aslebee's Daughters: Browne - Johnson - Frye - Cole," The American Genealogist 41, 1960, 8-16.
No Author, "Passengers of the Mary and John," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 9, 1855, 265.
Paige, Lucius R., "List of Freemen, " New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 3, 1849, 95-96.