Outerbridge and Ball family deed
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Outerbridge and Ball family deed

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Ball family.
Creator: Outerbridge family.
Title: Outerbridge and Ball family deed
Dates: 1766
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0895

Biographical/Historical Note

Esther Ball and Mary Outerbridge were the grandchildren of Thomas Smith. His sister was Mary Basset of Charleston, South Carolina. Esther married George Ball; Mary married William Outerbridge. Both couples lived on Mariner Island, Bermuda, during the 18th century.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a 1766 deed from Mary and William Outerbridge and George and Esther Ball to John Hodgson of South Carolina for Lot 315 in Charleston, South Carolina, sold for £4,000. The lot originally belonged to Mary Basset of South Carolina. At her death, she left the lot to her daughter, Dorothy Basset. Dorothy married John Edwards, but they did not have an heir to whom they could leave the property. Therefore, the property passed to Thomas Smith, Mary Basset's brother. Through Thomas, the land passed to his granddaughters and heiresses, Mary Outerbridge and Esther Ball.

Index Terms

Ball family.
Bermuda Islands.
Outerbridge family.
Real property--South Carolina--Charleston.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Outerbridge and Ball family deed, MS 895, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Deed of conveyance from George and Esther Ball and Mary and William Outerbridge to John Hodgson of S.C. for a lot in Charleston, South Carolina, 1766 September 9 ( 3.0 p. )