Frances Ball

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Frances Ball, daughter of Guy Ball and Catherine Duboys, was born probably shortly before her baptism at Christ Church Parish, Barbados, 2 March 1717/18.1,2,3 She died 18 May 1761,1,4 and was buried at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond, Surrey, England, 24 May 1761 where her monument is inscribed:
Near this Place Lye the remains of
Frances first Wife to
Edward Lascelles, Esqr of Barbadoes
afterwards; of Admiral Holburne,
Three Children of each Marriage survived her;
In the severall characters
of a Wife, a Mother, a Friend,
and Mistress of a Family,
none excell'd her.
To perpetuate as long as Marble can;
The Memory of so good a Woman,
This Monument is erected.
She died 18th Day of May 1761,
In the forty second Year of her Age.5,4

Frances married (1) Edward Lascelles, son of Daniel Lascelles, M.P. and Mary Lascelles, at Christ Church Parish, Barbados, 1 January 1731/32;1,2,6 she married (2) Admiral Francis Holburne, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at St. Thomas' Parish, Barbados, 28 November 1749.7,1,8

For more information about Frances Ball, please see this article from the Holburne museum.

Family 1

Edward Lascelles b. 14 Feb 1702/3, d. 31 Oct 1747
  • Mary Lascelles9 b. 19 Mar 1735, d. bef. 11 Nov 1737
  • Henry Lascelles10 b. 1 Nov 1737, d. 12 May 1755
  • Frances Lascelles9 b. 1738, d. 1777
  • Edward Lascelles, Lord Harewood11 b. 8 Jan 1739, d. 3 Apr 1820
  • Daniel Lascelles11 b. 9 Dec 1742, d. abt. 1750
  • General Francis Lascelles, Esq.+2 b. 1 Nov 1744, d. 2 Sep 1799

Family 2

Admiral Francis Holburne b. 1704, d. 15 Jul 1771
  • Jean Holburne12 b. 19 Oct 1750
  • Sir Francis Holburne, Bnt.12 b. 26 Apr 1752
  • Catherine Holburne12 b. 26 Jan 1754
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  2. [S406] "Ball of Barbados," Genealogies of Barbados Families From Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, James C. Brandow, editor (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1983, 135-144, at 135-144; originally published, The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society II (1934): 188-, further cited as "Ball of Barbados."
  3. [S415] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Baptisms, 1637-1800 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), 289, further cited as Barbados Baptisms.
  4. [S2644] "Monumental Inscriptions in England relating to West Indians," Caribbeana: Being Miscellaneous Papers Relating to the History, Genealogy, Topography, and Antiquities of the Biritish West Indies 3 (1914), at 333, further cited as "Monumental Inscriptions in England relating to West Indians."
  5. [S2432], Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937, (on-line database and images), original data: Surrey, England: Surrey History Centre Anglican Parish Registers. Woking.
  6. [S413] Joanne McRee Sanders, Barbados Records: Marriages 1643-1800 (2 vols., Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, 1982), 1:155, further cited as Sanders, Barbados Marriages.
  7. [S1323] Wikipedia Contributors, "Francis Holburne," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,[:WEB] (accessed 8 June 2007).
  8. [S413] Sanders, Barbados Marriages, 2:600.
  9. [S950] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire (Two vols., London: W. Wilfred Head, 1874), 1:2:Lascelles, further cited as Foster, Pedigrees of Yorkshire.
  10. [S407] Simon D. Smith, An Introduction to the Lascelles & Maxwell Letter Books (1739-1769), 2003, PDF download, Microform Academic Publishers (, downloaded 30 Apr 2006), 43, further cited as Lascelles Letter Books.
  11. [S415] Sanders, Barbados Baptisms, 113.
  12. [S937] Sir Egerton Brydges, Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical: Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time, 9 vols. (London: [T. Bensley], 1812), 8:513n(c), further cited as Brydges, Collins's Peerage.