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 and was buried at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond, Surrey, England, 24 May 1761.4

Frances married (1) Edward Lascelles, son of Daniel Lascelles, M.P. and Mary Lascelles, at Christ Church Parish, Barbados, 1 January 1731/32;1,2,5 she married (2) Admiral Francis Holburne, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at St. Thomas, Barbados, 28 November 1749.6,1,7

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 Lascelles8 b. 19 Mar 1735, d. bef. 11 Nov 1737
  • Henry Lascelles9 b. 1 Nov 1737, d. 12 May 1755
  • Frances Lascelles8 b. 1738, d. 1777
  • Edward Lascelles, Lord Harewood10 b. 8 Jan 1739, d. 3 Apr 1820
  • Daniel Lascelles10 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 Holburne11 b. 19 Oct 1750
  • Sir Francis Holburne, Bnt.11 b. 26 Apr 1752
  • Catherine Holburne11 b. 26 Jan 1754
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  1. [S934] Richard K. Evans, The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales: For Twelve Generations (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), 79, further cited as Evans, The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales.
  2. [S406] James C. Brandow, "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; Originally published, The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society II (1934): 188, further cited as Barbados Families.
  3. [S415] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Baptisms, 1637-1800 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), 289, further cited as Barbados Baptisms.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [S1323] Wikipedia Contributors, "Francis Holburne," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,[:WEB] (accessed 8 June 2007).
  7. [S413] Sanders, Barbados Marriages, 2:600.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S415] Sanders, Barbados Baptisms, 113.
  11. [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.