Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Davis Family Line

son of James
son of William
son of Solomon
son of James Robert
son of Miles William

Theodore Davis, son Ehrman, and wife Susie Drake Marsee 

Ehrman moved to Oklahoma where he owned a small grocery store.  The story has it that he was crossing the street one day and was hit by a car and killed.  
George Lovest Davis  (1902-1972)  **
son of Theodore

George Davis

Gray Family Line

Born: Oct. 1, 1794 in Lee, Virginia
Died:  May 14, 1864 in Pike County, Indiana
Buried in Case Cemetery near Iva, Indiana (Pike County)

William Jr.  1808-1843
Mary  1809-1852
Nellie Elanor Coleman   1811-1852
Henry  1819-1856
Spencer  1821-1903
Milton  1822-1831
George  1838-1829

Born:  August 16, 1818 in Pike County, Indiana
Died: 1856 in Indiana

Married to: Elizabeth McCafferty  (1825-1876)
Albert  1830-1925
Alice   1840-1845
Henry  1840-1846  (triplets??)
John Franklin  1840-1865
Susannah  1844-1862
William M.  1847

Born: May 19, 1883 in Indiana
Died: June 1966 in Shoals, Indiana
Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Indiana

Married to:  Ollie J. Cole (1889-1960)
Mary Cynthia
Clifford   1908
Georgia   1911
Dennis  1913
Royce Rome    1915-2008
Arvil Gene   1923-1988
Dimple Isaac   1925-1980

Drake Family Line

Son of Bernard
Son of John
Son of William
Son of Thomas
Son of William Sr
Son of John
Son of William
Son of Abram Abraham
Daughter of Johnson
Susie Drake

Son of Susie Lizabeth

George Davis

Ball Family Line

 son of William
Son of Colonel WILLIAM Atherold
Son of Richard
Son of John
Son of George
Daughter of John

Grave of Kezziah Ball in the Case Cemetery, Pike Co., Indiana

Son of Kezziah
Grave of Albert Gray in the Lemons Cemetery in Ireland, Indiana

Albert Gray

Lemmon's Church and Cemetery in Ireland, Indiana

Son of Albert Commodore

Roy and Ollie Gray

Daughter of Roy

Daughter of Fern Lorene

Moody Family Line

There is some interesting history in this line that intersects with the Gray-Ball line.

Son of Edmund
Daughter of Richard
Son of Margaret
Son of John Paris
Son of John
Son of William
Son of Colonel WILLIAM Atherold
Son of Richard
Son of John
Son of George
Daughter of John
Son of Kezziah
Son of John
Son of Albert Commodore
Daughter of Roy
Daughter of Fern Lorene

How We May Be Related to William "Braveheart" Wallace

Daughter of William
Son of Elizabeth
Son of Lord Richard Galloway
Son of Sir William Knt
Son of LORD John
Son of Lord WILLIAM Joseph
Son of Lord Robert William
Son of William
Son of John Paris
Son of John
Son of William
Son of Colonel WILLIAM Atherold
Son of Richard
Son of John
Son of George
Daughter of John
Son of Kezziah
Son of John
Son of Albert Commodore
Daughter of Roy
Daughter of Fern Lorene

William "Braveheart" Wallace**

William "Braveheart" Wallace
Born: 1272 in Scotland
Died: August 23, 1305 in London, England

Married to: Marion Cornelia Bradute (1276-1297)


When you run into a historical figure such as William Wallace, there is always a lot of legend mixed in with truth.  The same can be said of any family history, I suppose, but it is important to note that it has never been confirmed that William Wallace was married or had a child.  If he did not, then we are not related to him.  If the legend is true, then we would be direct decendents. 
Much of the legend of William Wallace was from a poem about him written by Blind Harry who claimed his book was based on information from Fr. John Blair, a childhood friend and personal chaplain of Wallace. 

It is also interesting to note that on the Dyson-McCord side we are related to Robert The Bruce and in another of the Davis-Gray side of the family we are related to King Edward of England who invaded Scotland and fought William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. 

Scotland in the late Middle Ages established its independence from England under figures including William Wallace in the late 13th century and Robert Bruce in the 14th century. In the 15th century under the Stewart Dynasty, despite a turbulent political history, the crown gained greater political control at the expense of independent lords and restored most of its lost territory to approximately the modern borders of the country. However, the Auld Alliance with France led to the heavy defeat of a Scottish army at the Battle of Flodden in 1513 and the death of the king James IV, which would be followed by a long minority and a period of political instability.
The economy of Scotland developed slowly in this period and population of perhaps a million by the middle of the 14th century began to decline after the arrival of the Black Death, falling to perhaps half a million by the beginning of the 16th century. Different social systems and cultures developed in the lowland and highland regions of the country as Gaelic remained the most common language north of the Tay and Middle Scots dominated in the south, where it became the language of the ruling elite, government and a new national literature. There were significant changes in religion which saw mendicant friars and new devotions expand, particularly in the developing burghs. By the end of the period Scotland had adopted many of the major tenants of the European Renaissance in art, architecture and literature and produced a developed educational system. This period has been seen as seeing a clear national identity emerge in Scotland as well as significant distinctions between different regions of the country which would be particularly significant in the period of the Reformation.
The death of king Alexander III in 1286, and the subsequent death of his granddaughter and heir Margaret (called "the Maid of Norway") in 1290, left 14 rivals for succession. To prevent civil war the Scottish magnates asked Edward I of England to arbitrate, for which he extracted legal recognition that the realm of Scotland was held as a feudal dependency to the throne of England before choosing John Balliol, the man with the strongest claim, who became king as John I (30 November 1292). Robert Bruce of Annandale, the next strongest claimant, accepted this outcome with reluctance. Over the next few years Edward I used the concessions he had gained to systematically undermine both the authority of King John and the independence of Scotland. In 1295 John, on the urgings of his chief councillors, entered into an alliance with France, the beginning of the Auld Alliance.
In 1296 Edward invaded Scotland, deposing King John. The following year William Wallace and Andrew de Moray raised forces to resist the occupation and under their joint leadership an English army was defeated at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. For a short time Wallace ruled Scotland in the name of John Balliol as Guardian of the realm. Edward came north in person and defeated Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk (1298). Wallace escaped but probably resigned as Guardian of Scotland. In 1305 he fell into the hands of the English, who executed him for treason despite the fact that he owed no allegiance to England.
Rivals John Comyn and Robert the Bruce, grandson of the claimant, were appointed as joint guardians in his place. On 10 February 1306, Bruce participated in the murder of Comyn, at Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries. Less than seven weeks later, on March 25, Bruce was crowned as King. However, Edward's forces overran the country after defeating Bruce's small army at the Battle of Methven. Despite the excommunication of Bruce and his followers by Pope Clement V, his support slowly strengthened; and by 1314 with the help of leading nobles such as Sir James Douglas and the Earl of Moray only the castles at Bothwell and Stirling remained under English control. Edward I had died in 1307. His heir Edward II moved an army north to break the siege of Stirling Castle and reassert control. Robert defeated that army at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, securing de facto independence. In 1320 the Declaration of Arbroath, a remonstrance to the Pope from the nobles of Scotland, helped convince Pope John XXII to overturn the earlier excommunication and nullify the various acts of submission by Scottish kings to English ones so that Scotland's sovereignty could be recognised by the major European dynasties. The Declaration has also been seen as one of the most important documents in the development of a Scottish national identity.[11]
Robert I died in 1329, leaving his 5-year-old son to reign as David and the country was ruled by a series of governors, two of whom died as a result of a renewed invasion by England four years later on the pretext of restoring Edward Balliol, son of John Balliol, to the Scottish throne, thus starting the Second War of Independence.  Despite victories at Dupplin Moor (1332) and Halidon Hill (1333), in the face of tough Scottish resistance led by Sir Andrew Murray, the son of Wallace's comrade in arms, successive attempts to secure Balliol on the throne failed. Edward III lost interest in the fate of his protege after the outbreak of the Hundred Years' War with France.  In 1341 David was able to return from temporary exile in France. In 1346 under the terms of the Auld Alliance, he invaded England in the interests of France, but was defeated and taken prisoner at the Battle of Neville's Cross on 17 October 1346 and would remain in England as a prisoner for eleven years. His cousin Robert Stewart ruled as guardian in his absence. Balliol finally resigned his claim to the throne to Edward in 1356, before retiring to Yorkshire, where he died in 1364. After eleven years David was released for a ransom of 100,000 marks in 1357, but he was unable to pay the ransom, resulting in secret negotiations with the English and attempts to secure the Scottish throne for an English king

Elizabeth Wallace

Elizabeth Wallace
Born:  1295 in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: 1320 in Scotland


Lord William Galloway Ball

Lord William Galloway Ball
Born: 1275 at Bernard Castle, Berkshire, England
Died: 1357 in Lamington, Scotland


Barnard Castle is a ruined Norman castle perched on rocky cliffs overlooking the River Tees. The castle stands on the site of an old Roman Road and is located in County Durham. The town, Barnard Castle, now surrounding the castle takes its name from the great structure. By the late 12th century, it was one of the largest castles in Northern England covering an area of 6 acres. The castle had a strong defense system and was divided into four wards, with the outer ward and gatehouse dividing the castle from the town. A deep ditch protected the inner ward and it is here that you can see what is left of the castle today.

You can still see the remains of the Great Hall and the Great Chamber and it is possible to climb some of the way up the 12th century red sandstone keep. There are also other remains within this inner ward such as the prison and Headlam Tower.


The land on which Barnard Castle stands was given to Guy de Baliol by William Rufus around 1093. Guy began construction of a small earthwork castle and stone gatehouse in 1095. Guy's son Bernard, and later his grandson Bernard II, continued this work by replacing Guy's gatehouse with the Headlam Tower and constructing the Inner Ward and 2 storey keep between 1125 and 1140. Bernard died in 1154 and his son carried on expanding the castle. In the years leading up to 1170, further buildings were added including the curtain walls and the Constable Tower. By 1185, the Great Hall, Great Chamber and prison had been completed, making Barnard Castle one of the largest castles in the north of England.

The castle's position made it a focal point of the English/Scottish disputes and it changed hands several times during the next 200 years. During the 13th century the castle came under attack by Scottish forces and it fell into Scottish hands for a short period. The Prince-Bishops of Durham however disputed the claim and after King John of Scotland was overthrown in 1296, the Prince-Bishops gained control over the castle.

By the early 1300's. Barnard Castle was given to the Guy Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick by King Edward I. The Earls improved the castle's defenses and rebuilt the Great Hall. By the 15th century it had passed into the Neville family by way of marriage and they continued the tradition of improving the castle and surrounding estate.

During the Wars of the Roses, the castle was taken by Richard, Duke of Gloucester who was later to become King Richard III. Before his marriage to Anne Neville, Richard made the castle his principal residence and whilst there he carried out some minor improvements. The white boar carved in one of the castle windows is testament to the period when Barnard Castle was in the hands of King Richard. The castle remained in the hands of the crown after Richard's death but was neglected and began to fall into disrepair.

Charles Neville, the 6th Earl of Westmorland, along with Thomas Percy, led the Rising of the North, an unsuccessful attempt to place Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne. The castle was attacked by an army of 5,000 supporters of Queen Mary. The garrison stationed there, under the command of Sir George Bowes, fled and Sir George was forced to surrender after an 11 day siege. The fighting took its toll on the castle and it was left pretty much in ruins. For his part in the rebellion, Charles Neville had all of his property sequestered and Barnard Castle was firmly back in the hands of the crown.

In 1626, Sir Henry Vane bought both Barnard and Raby castles. Sir Henry preferred Raby and set about disassembling Barnard Castle to rebuild his primary residence. Local builders also ravaged the property for materials until all that remains of this once impressive castle are the ruins we see today.

Lord Richard Galloway Ball

Barnard Castle

Lord Richard Galloway Ball
Born:  1320 at Barnard Castle, Durham, England
Died: (unkown)


Sir William Knt Ball

Sir William Knt Ball
Born: 1360 in Barkham Manor, Berkshire, England
Died: 1420 in Barkham Manor, Berkshire, England


Lord John Ball

Lord John Ball
Born: 1405 in Berkshire, England
Died: 1465 in England

Married to: Lady Sarah Howell Fairchild  (1405-1475)
Robert  1475-1546 

Lord William Joseph Ball

Lord William Joseph Ball
Born: 1450 in Berkshire, England
Died: 1480 in Berkshire, England

Married to: Lady Elizabeth Celter (1454-1475)
John  1473

Lord Robert William Ball**

Lord Robert William Ball
Born:  1475 in Berkshire, England
Died:  May 30, 1546 at Barkham Manor, Berkshire, England

Married to: Lady Margaret Bye  (1480-1542)
Edward  1490
Richard Hathoway  1503-1529
Edward  1507-1508
John  1508-1599 
Lawrence  1512 
Barkham Manor

The name Barkham means "Birch Home" referring to a settlement near the birch trees on the edge of Windsr Forest. In King Edward III's reign, the income from Barkham Manor helped pay for the rebuilding of Windsor Castle and, not long afterwards, wood from Barkham trees was sent to make the roof of Westminster Abbey. For many centuries, the manor house, in the moat by the church, was a secondary home of the well-known Bullock family. The local pub is named after them. They had inherited it from the family of William Neville, a 13th century valet to St. Thomas Cantilupe, the Bishop of Hereford and Chancellor of England, from whom the manor was originally purchased. Another prominent farming family, the Ball family, was that of George Washington's mother, Mary Ball Washington.

WILLIAM BALL (b: about 1450 in Barkham Manor, Barkahm Berkshire, England d: 1480 Barkham Manor, Barkham, Berkshire, Englane) was Lord of the Manor, as it stands today. It is a 17th century mansion house on 5 acres of grounds and adjoining land. The original building was enlarged in the 18th and 19th centuries when the Georgian and Victorian elements were added. It is listed Grade 2 building of special architectural or historic interest and is mentioned in Sir Nikolaus Peysner's 'Buildings of England.' The high brick wall of the property flanking Barkham road is a prominent feature of Barkham and dates from the early 19th century. It encloses the former kitchen garden and stable block. There was a Ball family at Barkham from 1480 to 1600. He married ELIZABETH CELETER (b: 1454 Barkham, Berkshire, England; d: 1474 Berkshire, England).

Edmund Moodye**

Edmund Moodye
Died: Edmunds, England

    This line traces back to an Edmund Moodye who was given arms and means for saving the life of (then Prince) Henry VIII. Family Motto: Deus Nobiscum
    Here are some quote's concerning the incident. I do not have access to these source's so I can not confirm them. ""The ARMS and CREST of Edmund Moodye otherwise Moody of Bury St. Edmunds in the County of Suffolk, A Gentleman, granted by letters patent under the hand and seal of THOMAS HAWLEY, CLARENCEUX KING OF ARMS on the sixth day of October 1541 in the thirty second year of His Majesty KING HENRY VIII for miraculously saving his life at Hitchin, County of Herts, when leaping over a ditch with a pole which brake; that if the said Edmund, a footman in the King's retinue, had not leapt into ye water and lifted up the King's head, he had drowned; for which he was rewarded. "The Reward of Valor" College of Arms London, Signature indecipherable, Windsor Hearld of Arms. "If Will Somers had dared, he could probably have made his audience see the comic aspects of an accident that befell the King in 1525. But in fact this was no laughing matter, for, once again, Henry was nearly killed. When he was "following of his hawk" near Hitchin, he tried to pole-vault over a ditch, but the pole snapped and he landed headfirst in the muddy water. Stuck fast in the clay, he would have drowned had it not been for a footman, Edmund Mody, who leapt into the stream and hauled him out. This accident (or the one in the tiltyard a year before) might have accounted for the headaches he suffered later on, but its immediate effect was to bring home to the king, more forcibly than ever, the fact that the problem of the succession must be solved as a matter of urgency." Weir, Alison. Henry VIII - The King And His Court, pg. 247; New York: Ballantine Books, 2002. "In this yere the kyng folowyng of his hauke, lept over a diche beside Hychyn, with a polle and the polle brake, so that if one Edmond Mody, a foteman, had not lept into the water, and lift up his hed, whiche was fast in the clay, he had drowned: but God of his goodness preserved him." Hall, Edward (1498-1547). King Henry VIII, pg. 38; London: 1542, 1548, 1550.

Richard Moody**

Richard Moody
Born:  1528 in Suffolk, England
Died:  April 18, 1574 in Suffolk, England

Married to:  Anne Moody  (1532-1577)
Margaret   11509-1525
Thomas  1552-1552
John  1553-1553
Thomasine  1554
Grace  1558-1607
George  1560-1607
Robert  1563- 
Judith  1571

About Richard Moody Birth28 Apr 1524, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England224,225
Death28 Apr 1574, Moulton, Suffolk, England216 Age: 50
Burial28 Apr 1574, Moulton, Suffolk, England198,203,213
OccupationSheep Grazier
Father Edmund MOODY (Mody) Gent. (ca1495-1562)
MotherWife of Edmund MOODY (->1524)
Misc. Notes
2. RICHARD MOODY, GENT., (Edmund ), was born about 1525, settled in Moulton, co. Suffolk, where he owned and occupied an estate called "Fryetts” and other lands, but also possessed property in Gazeley, Cavenham, Dalham, Kentford, and Newmarket, co. Suffolk, and Alconbury, Weston and Ellington, co. Hunts. From the large number of sheep mentioned in his will, he was probably engaged largely as a grazier.
In the Subsidy of 9 and 10 Elizabeth (1567-8), Richard Modye was rated at Moulton for goods of £ 40, his tax being £ 1-13-4 (Lay Subsidy, Suffolk, 182-359, Public Record Office, London); this was a large estate for the times as out of nearly 8000 persons assessed in the County, only about 40 were rated higher than Richard Moody, the largest rate being £ 200. The smallest assessable value was £ 1, taxed 1s. 4d.
Sometime between 1558 and 1573 Richard Moody brought a suit in Chancery of which an abstract is appended:
"This Edward Colte had married Anne, widow of Richard Moody, the brother of Rev. Thomas Moody, and so was step-father of the latter’s nephew and heir George Moody of Moulton.
To Sir Nicholas Bacon Knt., Keeper of the Great Seal of England:
Your orator Richard Modye of Moulton, co. Suffolk, was seized in his demesne (land, estate) as of fee of and in one messuage (house and land) in Moulton called "Lanwades” and of and in 120 acres of 1 and, 10 acres of pasture with the liberty of one folde course until the said messuage belonging in the town and fields of Moulton. And so it is that divers deeds concerning the premises, a great part whereof were copied out by the hand of Thomas Burgeant, are of late time come to the hands of Sir Clement Highham, Knight, Richard Hyldersham, Gent., and of the said Thomas Burgeant; and "albeit” your orator hath made divers requests for the delivery of the said deeds, Sir Clement and the others named that to do have utterly refused. The number of deeds or wherein they are contained unto your orator is unknown, by reason whereof your orator is remediless to be "holpen” (helped) for the recovery of them by the due course of the common law, wherefore a subpoena is asked in this Court.
The answer of Thomas Burgeant, Gent., defendant, to the bill of complaint of Richarde Modye, complainant:
This defendant saith he did copy out certain deeds concerning the premises and did deliver the same deeds unto the plaintiff. He denies any other deed came to his hands, and also denies the other articles in the bill alleged. (Chancery Proceedings, Series 11, Bundle 121, No. 54, Public Record Office, London).
Richard Moody left two wills, and as each gives some information not in the other, abstracts of both of them are appended:
The will of Richarde Mody of Moulton, co. Suffolk, dated 14 Jan. 1572/3. My body to be buried in the church of Mowlton. To Anne my wife my house which I now inhabit called "Fryetts” and all the lands which I late bought of the executors of the will of Roger Fryett, that is to say George Taylor and Thomas Harvye, to the said tenement appertaining; to hold to her for her life in recompense for her dower; also all my winter corn growing upon the said land; also 40 "comes of seade barley” to sow the same land; also 4 bullocks, 4 horses in masons stable, plough and plough gears, cart and cart geare; also 10 "combes” of rye and 6 "combes of mawlt; also half my household stuff. My will is that my said wife give up all her right and title that she may have or ought to have by reason of her downer of all the residue of my lands not yet mentioned, and the release to be made by my said wife in the parish church of Mowlton or in any other place at the discretion of my executors. My meaning is that if Anne refuse to take the said house I inhabit and the lands belonging thereto, or if she shall claim her dower of my lands or shall refuse to release her right, title, etc. to the lands or do any other acts whereby this my will shall not take effect, then I will that all bequests made to her shall be void.
To George my eldest son all my lands and tenements free and copy in Moulton to enter upon the same at the age of twenty-one years; to hold to him and the heirs of his body; remainder to John my son and the heirs of his body, to enter upon at 21 years; remainder to Edmond my youngest son and the heirs of his body to enter upon at 21 years.
To Edmond my son all my houses and lands free and copy in Gasley; to hold to him and the heirs of his body, to enter upon at 21 years; also my lease of ten acres of land in Moulton that I bought of Mr. Bylde; also all my corn now growing in Gasley; also fourtenscore wetheres sheep now going with James Taylor of Gasley, the said corn and sheep to be delivered to him at 21 years of age.
To John my son my lease at Cavenham that I bought of Thomas Rampling with all my sheep there going, to have all the same at 21 years of age.
To Robert my son all my leases and stocks of Cattle in Olingbury (Alconbury), Wessen (Weston), Illington (Ellington) or elsewhere in co. Hunts, to be delivered at 21 years of age; also one obligation that I have of William Goodinche and all the money due by the same, and all the money William oweth me besides "and to make up all theise somes fourscore pounds."
To Grace, Margaret and Mary, my daughters, half my household stuff, 9 bullocks, and "sixescore combes” of rye and £ 20 equally betwean them, at their several ages of 18 years. And if any die before 21 years, their portion shall remain with the rest that shall survive. To Thomasyn my eldest daughter 400 sheep now going at Iseleham, at 18 years. To Anne my dau. £ 40 at 18 years. To George my eldest son the residue of my sheep going at Moulton, at 21 years; 6 horses, plough and plough geare, cart and cart geare, and so much rye as is left over the loft at Moulton end.
(Foreasmuch as my great care and desire is that my children may be well and virtously brought up in the fear of God and good learning and education, the executors shall take all the mean profits bequeathed to the children until their several ages, trusting that they will have great care for their good education.)
I will Thomas Smithe, son and heir of Thomas Smith, one of my executors, shall have the education and bringing up of John Mody my son, and all his land, and that Richard Grene of Newmarket shall have as aforesaid Robert my son.
Residuary legatees to be my children; Executors, Thomas Smuthe of Asheley and John Smuthe of Newmarkett. Supervisor: Thomas Sutevile of Dalham, co. Suffolk, esq., and I give him my silver salt and a bay colt. To Robert and Elizabeth Gynner 10 "combe” of rye and 10 "combe” of malt. To every poor house in Moulton a bushel of rye. To every godchild I have 10s. each. To all my servants 10s. apiece.
Witnesses: Richard Grene, John Midlediche, John Kynge, Davy Ayre, John Phillipp, with others.
Sonday, 25 April 1574; in place of the 400 sheep given to his dau. Thomasyn Modye, he gave her £ 100 at her day of marriage. To his unborn child £ 40.
Witnesses: Richard Grene, Christofer Funston, John Trace, John Leche, Richard Johnson, Robert Browne, and others.
Proved the last day of April 1574 by George Harrison, Notary Public, proctor to the executors.
(Note in margin) This testament was declared null 10 June 1574.
(Prerogative Court of Archbishop of Canterbury, Somerset House, London, Vol. Martyn, fol. 16.)
This will of Richard Modye of Moulton co. Suffolk, dated 2 Feb. 1572/3. My body to be buried in the church of Moulton. To the reparation of the said church 6s. 8d. To every poor householder in Moulton 1 bushel of rye. To the poor of Gaseleye 6s. 8d. To the poor of Dalham 6s. 8d. To the poore of Kentford 6s. 8d. To the poor of Newemarkette 10s.
To Anne my wife my messuage wherein I now dwell which I late bought of George Tailor and Thomas Harveye, executors of the last will of Roger Fryette deceased; to hold the same to her in lieu of her dower of all my lands, during her life; remainder to George Modye my son and his heirs for ever.
To the said George my son my other lands and tenements whatsoever in the town and fields of Moulton and Kenteford, to him and the heirs of his body; remainder to John Modye my third son and the heirs of his body; remainder to Edmond Modye my son and his heirs forever.
To the said Edmond my son all my lands both free and copy in Gaseleye, which I late purchased of Christopher Birde and Beatrice Birde, to him and the heirs of his body; remainder to John Modye my son and his heirs forever. To the said Edmond one lease of 10 acres of land which I hold of the demise and grant of Mrs. Higham, widdowe; also xiii (280) sheep now going in Gaseleye.
To Anne my wife all my household stuff, upon condition she give my son George, at his age of 21 years, £20, half my bullocks, half my horses, halfe my carts and ploughs with their furniture; all the corn growing on my lands late "Frietts” with the tythe of the said lands which are to be sown with barley, and 40 "combes” of barley to sow the same land with; also 20 "combes of malte” and 20 "combes of rye”.
To George my son the other half of my bullocks, horses, etc; also all the residue of my corn of all my other lands growing in Moulton with the tithe and sufficient seen barley to sow the same.
To Edmond my son all my corn now growing on my lands in Gaseleye.
To Anne my wife and George my son, equally, all my sheep in the town and fields of Moulton. To the said George one lease of sheeps ground in Moulton which I hold of the demise of John Trace, gentlemen.
To John my son both my leases in Cavenham which I bought of Richard Rampleye, at 21 years of age; Also all my sheep going there. I will that my "Gossappe” Christofer Founstone shall have the use of the said two leases and the sheep until John attain 21 years, and the said Christofer to bring up John in good learning until he attain 21 years.
To Robert my son £ 80 to be paid unto Richarde Grene, he to bring up my son Robert and to have the use of his money until he attain 21 years of age.
To Thomazine my daughter £ 100 at her marriage.
To John my son all my sheep going at Kennette with John Cheverrye.
To Grace my daughter £ 20 at her marriage.
To Anne my daughter £ 40 at her marriage.
To Margaret and Mary my daughters, £ 20 at their marriages.
If any of my sons die before 21 years, their portion to be divided among those remaining; and if any of my daughters die before their marriages, their portion to be divided among those remaining. I will that Mr. Taylor shall take the issue from John’s lands, and shall bring him up until he attain 21 years.
To Elizabeth Jayner 10 combes of rye and 10 combes of malt; to Richard Lamberte one combe of rye; to Robert Wilsonne my servant my worsted coat, hose and doublet; to Thomas Archer one combe of wheat; to John Modye of Cambridge 2 stone of wool, one black and one white.
To Thomas Smuthe of Assheley the issues of the lands and tenements given to Edmond my son, be bringing up the said Edmond until he attain 21 years.
Residuary legatees to be my four daughters at their days of marriage, viz., Grace, Anne, Margarette and Marye. To my unborn child £ 40.
Executors: Thomas Smith of Assheleye and Roger Thompson of Clare. Supervisor: Mr. Stuttervile of Dalham, to whom I give my silver salt and my bay coult.
Witnesses: Richard Lamberte, Richard Grene, Christofer Funstone.
My wife to have the use of my daughters’ legacies until they marry.
Commission granted 16 June 1574 to Anne Modye relict, and Edward Colte, gent., because Thomas Smuthe and Roger Thompson renounced. Sentence confirming will, 12 June 1574. (Prerogative Court of Archbishop of Canterbury, Somerset House, London, Vol. Martyn, fol. 25)
Inquisition taken at Bury St. Edmunds, co. Suffolk, 22 Jul 16 Eliz. (1574), before John Jermyn, and John Higham, Esq., and Francis Boldero, esq. feodary commissioners, """""" after the death of RICHARD MOODYE, deceased, """""by the oath of John Webbs, John Borage, John Hemyngton, Robert Brunwyn, William Chaplyn, Robert Olyver, Edward Egle, Thomas Dyke, William Harpley, John Symonde, Thomas Page, Christofer Edgar, Thomas Callowe, Edward Harwarde, Robert Callowe, and John Gybbon, who say that Richard Moody was seized in his demesne as of fee of and in 20 acres of arable land lying in Moulton in said county in a certain field called "Millwaye Felde” lately purchased of (blank) Burgent, gent., and that Richard Moodye died of such a state thereof only seized, and that George Moody is the son and next heir of Richard Moodye and that the said 20 acres of land by and after the death of Richard by right of inheritance shall descend to George Moodye. And that the 20 acres of land are held and at the time of the death of Richard were held of the Queen as of her Honour of Clare by knight’s service, and that the 20 acres are worth clearly by the year in all issues beyond reprices 10s. And they further say that Richard Moodye dies 28 April last past (1574), and that George Moodye his son at the time of the death of Richard was aged 14 years and 7 months. (Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series ii, vol. 167, no. 105, and Court of Wards and Liveries, vol. 15, no. 69, Public Record Office, London). 2
Richard Moody was buried in Moulton Church 28 April 1574.
He married at St. Mary’s, Bury St. Edmunds, 4 Feb. 1548 Anne or Agnes Panell, born about 1530. She survived him and married secondly, at Moulton, 6 Sept. 1574, Edward Coult, Gent.
Children, i and ii. recorded at St. Mary’s, Bury St. Edmunds, and iii. - xii. at Mounton, co. Suffolk.
i. Thomas, born and buried 6 Aug. 1552.
ii. John, born and buried 15 Feb. 1553/4.
iii. Thomazine, born about 1556; married 23 Jan. 1572/3, Henry Smith.
iv. Grace, born about 1558.
v. George, bapt. 28 Sept. 1560. (See below).
vi. Anne, born in 1562, married 18 Oct. 1585, Albert Raymont.
vii. Robert, bapt. 20 Mar. 1563/4; was left by his father lands in Alconbury, Weston and Ellington, co. Hunts; later history untraced.
viii. John, born in 1566; was left by his father leases of lands in Cavenham, co. Suffolk; later history untraced.
ix. Margaret, bapt. 19 Nov. 1568; married 9 May 1589, Christopher Haggett.
x. Edmund, bapt. 24 June 1570; settled on the lands left him by his father in Gazeley, co. Suffolk, where he was living as late as 1640, being on the Shipmoney tax there for that year, assesses 6s. (Harleian Mss. 7540, fol 78, British Museum, London.) He married at Wood Ditton, co. Cambridge, 26 May 1595, Agnes (or Anne) Clerke. Children recorded at Gazeley, co. Suffolk;
1. Edmund, bapt. 25 Apr. 1596
2. Mercy, bapt. 28 Dec. 1597
3. Anne, bapt 23 Sept. 1599
4. Richard, bapt. 15 Apr. 1602
xi. Mary3, bapt. at Moulton, 22 Sept. 1572; married 2 Oct. 1593 Rev.____
xii. Judith (posthumous), bapt. 23 July 1574; married 5 Apr. 1602, Edmund Fowler.
This is a copy of the data collected by Wm. R. Moody, E. Northfield, Mass (son of Dwight L. Moody) and Donald Lines Jacobus after quite an extensive search in England and in New England.
March 1925 L. W. Moody (son of Warren L. Moody)
2. RICHARD MOODY of Moulton co. Suffolk dies 28 April 1574, buried the same day at Moulton, Inquisition Post Mortem 1574; will dated 14 January 1572/3, proved 1574 P.C.C. but declared null 10 June 1574; mentioned as deceased in adm__ of ___ James 1576

Richard Moody was dealing with a tenement in Moulton in the autumn of 1558, and purchased lands there in 1562 and lands in Moulton and Gazeley, a parish two miles east from Moulton, in 1572 (Coplinger’s Calendar of Feet of Fines, Henry VII-Elizabeth Michaelmas Term, 1 Elizabeth [2-25 November 1558]. Mathew Rand v. Richard Mody, tenement in Multon [Moulton, co. Suffolk]. (57) Easter Term, 4 Elizabeth [15 April - 8 May 1562]. Richard Modye v. John Shorte, tenements in Moulton [co. Suffolk]. (354) Easter Term, 14 Elizabeth [15 April-8 May 1572]. Richard Moodye and others v. Beatrice Byrde, [lands] in Moulton, Gazeley [co. Suffolk], etc. (1660) In or after 1558 he brought a suit in Chancery against Thomas Burgeant to recover the title deeds relating to a leasehold house and lands in Moulton, called Lanwades. (Chancery Proceedings, Series 2, 121/54.) He evidently acquired a considerable landed estate in western Suffolk, chiefly by purchase. He lived in a house called Fryettes, in Moulton, which he had bought from the executors of a certain Roger Fryett. 213Besides his lands in Moulton and Gazeley he had leasehold and other land in Cavenham and Kentford, co. Suffolk, a flock of four hundred sheep at Isleham, co. Cambridge, and land at Okingbury, Wessen, and Illington, co. Huntingdon. The only lands held by him in chief of the Crown seem to have been twenty acres in Milwayefelde, in Moulton, which were apparently the lands mentioned in the Chancery suit, for they were acquired from _________ Burgeant, Gentleman. Richard Moody made two wills, one on 14 Jan. and the other on 2 Feb. 1572/3. In his anxiety to provide for the virtuous upbringing of his children in the fear of God and good learning and education, he distributed the care of his younger sons, with their lands, among various friends. Under both wills the house called Fryettes was to go to Anne, his wife, but under the second will she was to have it for life only, with remainder to the eldest son, George. This son was also to have other lands in Moulton, and certain stock, farm produce, etc. On Sunday, 25 Apr. 1574, only three days before his death, Richard Moody added -- to the earlier will, strangely enough -- a codicil; and on 30 Apr. 1574, two days after the death of the testator, the executors named in the first will, by their procurator, proved it, together with the codicil. In June 1574, however, Anne Moody, the widow, brought forward the second will, in which Thomas Smythe of Ashley (one of the executors of the first will) and Roger Thompson of Clare were appointed executors, and the Court gave judgment, 10 June, in favor of this will. The executors, refusing to act, administration on the estate was granted to the widow, 16 June 1574 Will C.P.C. 16 Martyn, dated 14 Jan 1572. Proved 30 April 1574. Ob. 28 April 16 Eliz. Escheat 16 Eliz.
(a copy of this research by Donald Lines Jacobus is in David Moody file Richard.)

Family ID149
Marriage4 Feb 1548, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England (St. Mary’s Parish)229
ChildrenThomas (Stillborn) (1552-1552)
 John (Stillborn) (1553-1553)
 Thomasyn (ca1556->1576)
 George A. (1560-1607)
 Grace (ca1561-1608)
 Anne (1562->1585)
 Robert (1563->1580)
 John (1566->1587)
 Margaret (1568-1602)
 Edmund (1570->1640)
 Mary (1572->1593)
 Judith (1574->1602)

Margaret Moody

Margaret Moody
Born: 1509 in Berkshire, England
Died:  1525 in Berkshire, England


William Ball

William Ball
Born:  1505 in Berkshire, England
Died:  1550 in Berkshire, England


John Paris Ball

John Paris Ball
Born: 1525 in Berkshire, England
Died: 1599 in Berkshire, England

Married to: Agnes Hathoway  (1529-1558)
William  1550-
Richard  1553- 
Robert  1553
Rachel  1554-1599
Thomas  1555-1556