Thank you for this post. I come to this profile from a different tangent as I am a Ball family descendant. I can find NO sources that state that John Ball, b: ca. 1640 in Devonshire, England, a scion of the landed gentry Ball family of SW England and Ulster, Ireland, ever had a wife named Eleanor Maudit. He married Mary Nehemid in Co. Devon at around 25 years old and they moved to Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland, shortly thereafter. I am therefore detaching John Ball as a husband for Eleanor. It was John Ball and his family that emigrated to Talbot Co., Province of Maryland in April 1786.